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2018-11-27 23:56:45
Marshall, Willkiam E
London: 1873. 19 autotype plates. xx, 271pp. 8vo. "The Todas, a small tribe of Buffalo pastoralists living on the Nilgiri Hills in southern India, were already known to scholars through two remarkable ethnographies by Breeks and Marshall, both published in 1873, and both including some of the earliest field photography ever to illustrate an anthropological work." - E. Edwards (editor), Anthropology and Photography 1860--1920 p. 179 and fig. 114. The phtographs in the present work were made by the well-known firm of Bourne & Shepherd of Simla and Nicholas and Curths of Madras. There are 14 plates printed in carbon by the Autotype Fine Art Co. Two are credited to Bourne & Shepherd; the others unsigned. They are all strong images taken from life. Aside from their value as anthropological documents, they are interesting as photographs as they combine the exotic appeal of the primitive and beautiful Indians with the careful vision of the recording scientist. The author, William Marshall, was a Lieut. Col. of Her Majesty's Bengal Staff Corps. See also Martin Kemp's essay in Beauty of another order, photography in science p. 129 and pl. 82 - "a particularly effective illustration of how photography could serve the needs of phrenology and physiognomy as applied to racial types...". Original green cloth. Very Good.
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [USA]
2018-11-26 07:47:34
Used, well read book which has been professionally restored. Has some minor, visible tape marks on cover. Used, vintage 1873 edition of this science fiction classic. The book has just been gently restored by a professional New York restorer. The binding had become loose and a previous owner had put tape around the binding to the front and back covers. The marks from the removed tape can still be seen but the binding is now properly tight. I am an estate liquidator, not a book seller so I can't properly grade this book. There is some fading and foxing within the book but it is completely readable. There is a previous owner's name written inside. Those of you familiar with this book can decide if you consider it a first edition or second first edition based upon the bindery fire which destroyed many first editions. I have priced the book well below current asking and historical selling prices on this site. It is a great opportunity for any collector to fill a hole in their collection. Please view all photos carefully and ask all questions before bidding. No returns. Ships to USA only, with standard USPS insurance. If buyer wants more insurance I will provide invoice for additional amount.
Bookseller: norad106 [Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, US]
2018-11-25 05:46:02
John Ruskin
London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1873. In the original publishers cloth binding, and signed by the author. Number of a limited edition set of 1000. A leading Victorian art critic, as well as a noted watercolourist, Riskin was particularly influential in the second half of the Nineteenth Century and up until the First World War, the aftermath of which saw his reputation dampen somwhat until the publication of numerous academic studieas of his work, where he was recognised as having predicted interest in environmentalism and sustainability. Here, Ruskin's considerable expertise are a the forefront. The first volume argues, in the form of an extended defence of J.M.W. Turner, that painters that were then emerging from the tradition of picturesque were superior at the art of landscape than the old masters. Initially written as a standalone work, subsequent volumes would be written later. The second volume, originally published in 1846, placed emphasis on the symbolism in art, especially regarding nature; the third is of 'many things' in the author's own words; whereas volumes IV and V concentrate on the depiction of mountains and leaves, clouds and relativity respectively. Contains eighty-four illustrative plates and engravings, collated complete. CONDITION In decorative cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, there is some marking and wear to the boards, as well as wear to the extremities, backstrip and joints. The spines are also somewhat rubbed. Internally, the pages are firmly bound but foxed throughout. The illustrations and text remain clear in each volume. Overa … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-25 01:45:48
Und Reise südlich vom Atlas durch die Oasen Draa und Tafilet. Verlag von J. Kühtmann's Buchhandlung, Bremen 1873. 20 x 13,5 cm. [4], 468 S. Roter Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung (Etwas berieben. Exlibris). Erste Ausgabe. Eine der seltensten Publikationen Rohlfs.- »Nachdem der Autor die arabische Sprache erlernt hatte, erwarb er sich die Gunst des Marokkanischen Großscherifs und durchreiste mit dessen Empfehlungsbrief das Land. 1862 durchzog er die marokkanische Sahara von West nach Ost, erforschte das ganze Wadi Draa und gelangte als erster Europäer nach Tafilet. Aber von seinen Führern räuberisch angefallen und verwundet, blieb er hilflos in der Wüste liegen und wurde nur zufällig von zwei Marabuts gefunden und verpflegt.« (Embacher). Embacher 251. Henze IV, 647. Schönes Exemplar.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Schaper [Hamburg, Germany]
2018-11-24 06:13:52
Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) Jules Verne Sampson Low & Marston, UK TRUE FIRST EDITION 1873 stated on title page CONDITION Good Condition. Spine lean, foxing to pages. Some wear to boards. Gift inscription on FFEP. A tight copy. A RARE COLLECTIBLE! ************************ The book will be packaged carefully in bubble-wrap and shipped in a sturdy box. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: RWSellersBooks [Cleveland, Ohio, US]
2018-11-23 07:23:40
Henderson, George & Hume, Allen
London: L. Reeve & Co., 1873. pp.xvi, 370, 38 coloured lithographic plates, 26 heliotype illustrations, 3 plans, 2 in colour. A very good copy in original cloth, neatly rebacked, original spine laid down. An account of Forsyth's first mission to Yarkand by the Superintendent of the Botanical Gardens at Calcutta and the expedition's Medical Officer, with fine colour plates of the flora and fauna of the region.
Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia) [United Kingdom]
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2018-11-20 14:08:32
David P. Morgan
Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Kalmbach. Steam's Finest Hour RAILROAD HISTORY 1959 - BIG PHOTO SUPER BOOK - Morgan. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: sjacob03 [Langhorne, Pennsylvania, US]
2018-11-20 14:08:31
Louis De Bourrienne
New York: Charles Scribner's sons. Good. Memoirs vol I, vintage book in good condition, for age. Numerous illustrations. HC, 1905, Free shipping in US. Please, let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for looking.
Bookseller: xgwiii-2901 [Tulsa, Oklahoma, US]
2018-11-20 13:29:36
HOUSSAYE (Henry);
Paris Librairie Académique, Didier et Cie, Libraire-Éditeur 1873 2 vol. in-8 de XX-391 pp. et (4)-460 pp., maroquin rouge, dos lisses ornés d'entrelacs agrémentés de palmettes et feuilles d'acanthe avec au centre un casque grec avec cimier, double encadrement de deux filets dorés et au centre triple filet doré portant quatre palmettes en écoinçon et deux au centre, cinq filets d'encadrement ornés d'un motif floral stylisé et de fleurons en écoinçon sur les chasses, double filet dorés sur les coupes, tranches dorées sur témoins, tête dorée, tranchefiles brodées à chapiteau, tricolores (vert, blanc et rouge), couverture et dos conservés (Champs). Précieux exemplaire de l'auteur qui a joint 60 lettres autographes datées et signées de personnalités lui rendant hommage. Joint un dessin signé Margeot sur feuille volante du buste antique d'Alcibiade conservé au Vatican d'après la photographie de A. Braun dont la gravure figure en frontispice. Un des deux exemplaires tirés sur papier de chine, non mis dans le commerce. Note manuscrite à l'encre de Houssaye décrivant les pièces dont son exemplaire est truffé : Cher Ami, Toutes mes félicitions au jeune lauréat, jamais palme académique fut mieux donnée et mieux portée... Émile Augier ; J'ai reçu, Monsieur, à mon passage à Paris où je suis venu passer quelques heures, les deux volumes de votre histoire d'Alcibiade. Je m'étais promis de le lire si la grave affaire qui m'occupent en ce moment me laissait quelque loisir... Henri d'Orléans, duc d'Aumale ; Monsieur, Vous ne pouviez douter de l'intérêt avec lequel je lisais votre travail p … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens [France, Paris]
2018-11-18 17:50:05
Osman Hamdi Bey (1841-1910) - Marie de LAUNAY (1822 or 1823-?); authors; Pascal SÉBAH (1823 – 1886), photographer.
Constantinople: Levant Times & Shipping Gazette, 1873. Folio. 3 parts in one volume. 319 pp. with interleaved 74 plates, VII, original front cover with printed title, bound in latter black sheep with gilt decoration on the spine, modern bookplate (light foxing, mostly to first pages and minimal foxing in some white margins of text pages, printed paper cover with some folds, cracks and tiny loss of paper in margins, edges slightly dusty, light embossed spots in the lower white margin of the last pages, otherwise in a good, clean condition). A beautiful example of an early classic of Ottoman printing and photography. - This original monumental pioneering work of Ottoman photography and printing includes 74 images of Ottoman costumes, made after photographs of Pascal Sébah (1823 – 1886), and text written by one of the most prominent figures of fin de siècle in Istanbul, Hamdi Bey (1841-1910). The three parts, bound in one volume include photographs of costumes of: European Turkey (including Istanbul and Greece), the Ottoman Islands (including Cyprus, Crete and Rhodes), and the middle East. The photographer Pascal Sébah was one of the pioneers of Ottoman photography and one of the leading photographers of the 19th century in Istanbul. Born to a Syrian father and an Armenian mother in Istanbul, Sébah opened a studio on Rue de Péra 439 in 1957. Until his death in 1886, after the studio was taken over by his brother and eventually his son and a partner, Sébah was known for his original photography on the field and in the studio. The author of the work, Hamdi Bey, was a visible int … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor [München, Germany]
2018-11-16 07:15:50
[Minstrel Broadside]
[Providence, 1873. About very good.. Illustrated broadside, printed on yellow paper, comprised of two joined sheets, measuring 22 x 9.5 inches total. Previously folded. Small pencil annotation under title. A few very small areas of loss; two short internal tears. Light dust soiling. A striking illustrated broadside advertising a performance of blackface minstrel Harry Bloodgood, and his troupe, the Minstrel and Burlesque Combination at the short-lived Harrington's Opera House in Providence, Rhode Island. The present broadside is an interesting printing and theatrical artifact, being made up of two joined sheets in order to promote an altered program for the evening's entertainment. The upper sheet is illustrated by a reclining blackface figure and a rather limber acrobat, and advertises performances of Charley Walters and Johnny Morton, "a combination of all that is ludicrous and funny, together with the elements of beautiful music and singing." The lower sheet, which cancels a portion of the upper, promotes several supporting musical and theatrical acts, and the performance of several acts by Bloodgood himself, "the Emperor of Ethiopians." An illustration of a man falling headlong from a hot-air balloon, somewhat disjointed because of the pairing of the two leaves, runs down the left side of the bill. The venue for the show, Harrington's Opera House, opened in Providence under that name in the renovated City Hall theater, but closed in 1874. "Harry Bloodgood (Carlos Moran, 1845-1886) was one of the most accomplished and versatile performers that ever blacked his fac … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: McBride Rare Books [U.S.A.]
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2018-11-16 06:55:37
William D. Porter
Charleston, S.C. : Walker, Evans & Cogswell, Printers, 1873. FIRST EDITION. 99 pp. w/ laid photo on second page (see pic). Hardcover in original cloth with gilt design on front cover. Housed in a handsom custom-made velvet-lined clamshell with a leather label on the spine. The corners and spine are rubbed and hinges are starting. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Wm. A Courtenay to Captain James Armstrong, Irish Rifles. Mr. Armstrong led a very interesting life and was a part of a number of interesting events in history. An expanded bio of him can be found below. Mr. Courtenay himself was also well-known. He served as mayor of Charleston, SC. at age 48 - served two terms from 1879-1887. Served in General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia as a soldier in Joseph B. Kershaw's brigade in General James Longstreet's corps. William Ashmead Courtenay fought at First Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and Chickamauga. In 1893 William Ashmead Courtenay founded Newry, SC and built a cotton mill there. The book contains: Roll of those who have been commanders and chaplains of the Washington Light Infantry -- Roll of those who have been orators of the Washington Light Infantry -- The Washington Light Infantry -- Correspondence -- [Extract from the Charleston News, Jan. 13, 1873] -- An appeal in behalf of the Washington Light Infantry Rifle Club -- Correspondence -- The birth-day celebration, 22d February, 1873 -- W.L.I. re-union in the evening -- Roll of the active members of the Washington Light Infantry Rifle Club, April, 1873. An incredibly scarce book to find in any condition! OCLC records o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: crottsy [Clemmons, North Carolina, US]
2018-11-14 02:47:31
William Shakespeare; Charles Knight (Ed)
London: Virtue & Co, 1873. Handsomely rebound in a uniform leather binding. The Imperial Edition. Originally bound in two volumes, this work has been rebound into five uniform volumes. Volumes I and III are bound with illustrated title page, and II and IV are bound with the standard title page. An additional biography of Shakespeare is bound in a separate volume, with two books in one. The biography, additional notes, and prefaces featured in this set are by Charles Knight the English publisher, editor and author. Born in 1791, Knight was the son of a bookseller and printer entered him into the world of publishing from an early age. After a time as a journalist, and after publishing several of his own works, he became the editor of 'The English Cyclopaedia' in 1853. Profusely illustrated throughout. Though two plates, (facing pages 401 and 457) have been rebound in as frontispieces to volume II and IV, and so do not correlate with content pages. Undated, dated using COPAC. Collated complete. An attractive and informative set, with intelligent observations by Knight throughout. CONDITION Bound in a handsome uniform morocco binding. Externally very smart. Minor rubbing to the spines, joints and extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally clean with the odd instance of offsetting as to be expected with plates. The odd spot. Overall Condition: Near Fine.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-14 02:47:31
William Shakespeare; Charles Knight (Ed)
London: Virtue & Co, 1873. Handsomely rebound in a uniform leather binding. The Imperial Edition. Originally bound in two volumes, this work has been rebound into five uniform volumes. Volumes I and III are bound with illustrated title page, and II and IV are bound with the standard title page. An additional biography of Shakespeare is bound in a separate volume, with two books in one. The biography, additional notes, and prefaces featured in this set are by Charles Knight the English publisher, editor and author. Born in 1791, Knight was the son of a bookseller and printer entered him into the world of publishing from an early age. After a time as a journalist, and after publishing several of his own works, he became the editor of 'The English Cyclopaedia' in 1853. Profusely illustrated throughout. Though two plates, (facing pages 401 and 457) have been rebound in as frontispieces to volume II and IV, and so do not correlate with content pages. Undated, dated using COPAC. Collated complete. An attractive and informative set, with intelligent observations by Knight throughout. CONDITION Bound in a handsome uniform morocco binding. Externally very smart. Minor rubbing to the spines, joints and extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally clean with the odd instance of offsetting as to be expected with plates. The odd spot. Overall Condition: Near Fine.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-14 02:47:31
The Work of Shakspeare Imperial Edition Edited by Charles Knight. With Illustrations of Steel from the Pictures by C.W Cope, R.A; W.P Frith, R.A; C. R Leslie A.R.A; D. Maclise, R.A.; E.M Ward, R.A.; C. Clint, A.R.A.; W. Q Orchardson, A.R.A. and Others
1873. Handsomely rebound in a uniform leather binding. The Imperial Edition. Originally bound in two volumes, this work has been rebound into five uniform volumes. Volumes I and III are bound with illustrated title page, and II and IV are bound with the standard title page. An additional biography of Shakespeare is bound in a separate volume, with two books in one. The biography, additional notes, and prefaces featured in this set are by Charles Knight the English publisher, editor and author. Born in 1791, Knight was the son of a bookseller and printer entered him into the world of publishing from an early age. After a time as a journalist, and after publishing several of his own works, he became the editor of 'The English Cyclopaedia' in 1853. Profusely illustrated throughout. Though two plates, (facing pages 401 and 457) have been rebound in as frontispieces to volume II and IV, and so do not correlate with content pages. Undated, dated using COPAC. Collated complete. An attractive and informative set, with intelligent observations by Knight throughout. CONDITION Bound in a handsome uniform morocco binding. Externally very smart. Minor rubbing to the spines, joints and extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally clean with the odd instance of offsetting as to be expected with plates. The odd spot. Overall Condition: Near Fine.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-14 02:47:31
1873. The Works of Shakspeare With Notes by Charles Knight By William Shakespeare - ♦ - IMPERIAL EDITION ILLUSTRATED WITH STEEL ENGRAVED PLATES LEATHER SCARCE TWO VOLUME SET - ♦ - Publisher: Virtue and Yorston, New York Copyright: No date printed, Early - ♦ - About Virtue and Yorston George C. Virtue, Esq. (1794 - 8 December 1868) was a 19th-century London publisher, well known for printing engravings. His publishing house was located at 26 Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, London. Virtue selected accomplished artists, employed the best engravers, and produced books that were rarely surpassed in elegance and correctness for the period. Virtue created a prodigious business, issuing upwards of twenty thousand copper and steel engravings through his career. CONDITION: These books are in good condition. This printing and binding is well suited for the greatest writer of the English language. Leather. Burgundy and black leather, beveled and deeply embossed with titles in gilt. Spine has raised bandds and hand tooled gilt dentelles with titles in gilt. All page edges gilt (still very bright). Leather is chipped along head/tail of spine and shows signs of wear at hinges, edges and corners. Binding is square. Each volume contains footnotes and forenotes on each play as well as several steel engravings per work. Large, beautiful typography. Text block is crisp and clean with minimal foxing or toning. Tissue guards are all in place for engravings. Interior hinges strong. Heavy books weighing 15+ lbs each, 810pp + 778pp, 11" x 15.5" _gsrx_vers_795 (GS 7.0.7 (795)). [Attributes: First Edition … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Ebon et Noir [Warwick, New York, US]
2018-11-13 21:08:51
"Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne. True first edition, first printing. Rare indeed, with "1873" on the title page, the vast majority having the year "1874" on the title page. Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, London, 1873. The book measures 5.25" x 7.5", 315 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white plates throughout. Bound in beautiful green smooth goat leather, with gilt titling and raised bands to the spine. Lacks the frontispiece and the rear advertisements. The book is in very good condition. Soiling to the covers with scuffed edges and bumped corners. Foxing to the fore-edges of the textblock with scattered foxing throughout. Two spots of rubbing to the fore-edge of the textblock. A truly rare copy of this adventure classic. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(F3-30). [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Ernestoic Books [Buffalo, New York, US]
2018-11-13 21:08:51
Up for sale is this extremely rare 1st edition of "Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne. I am not a book expert but this is the real deal. It probably needs a rebinding but overall it's in decent shape considering it's rarity. Please ask any questions you may have and look at all pictures for condition. Book Info: Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, late Ticknor and Fields, and Fields, Osgood, and Co.,. 1873. original pictorial bevel-edged green Cloth cover. Binding slightly loose and cloth worn at spine. The first fully illustrated English-language edition was published in London by Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle in November 1873. In November or December 1873 Osgood published their second edition of the novel which was printed in London by Gilbert and Rivington from the plates of the British Sampson Low's 1873 edition. The Sampson Low and Osgood editions were reprinted with title pages dated 1874. The 1873 printings are very scarce (this book). The book "seems to have had production problems that caused the spine to crack and chip when the book was read; consequently no 1873 copies have been seen in better than good condition." - Arthur B. Edwards, "Collecting Jules Verne," Firsts, VI: 7-8 [July- August 1996]. This item will be packed well and shipped priority mail domestically only. International buyers please contact me prior to purchase if priority mail is preferred as it will cost more.
Bookseller: Litho line posters [Boston, Massachusetts, US]
2018-11-13 02:28:04
Condition: Very Good. Certified second hand articles More than 3.000.000 articles in shop Easy and safe purchase Notizbuch mit Wickelverschluss - Schreiben ist ... mit Worten Bilder und Gefühle formen. | Book | condition very good Condition second hand - very good Publisher unbekannt Medium Sonstige Einbände EAN 4050003948225 Delivery address: Change after payment is not possible. Shipping: To United Kingdom Books Fiction Books for children & teenagers Detective novels & thrillers ... and much more Music Pop Rock Children's music & audio stories ... and much more Movies Drama Action & Adventure Comedy & Entertainment ... and much more Games PlayStation 3 Nintendo DS PC ... and much more Software Children & Family Operating System School & Studies ... and much more Condition Description We try to assess the exact condition of the goods as objectively as possible. Prior to sale, each article is examined manually by us and its condition assessed according to the following criteria. Should there be deviations in any case from the condition stated, we would very much appreciate it if you would contact us before giving a review. Books & Media: new: Unused article in top condition The article is shrink-wrapped where it is delivered in this condition by the manufacturer very good: Second-hand article is in a very good condition Article hardly shows any traces of usage Pages are undamaged and contain no markings or notes Jacket or accessories are intact if included in the scope of delivery Jacket and accessories are intact where included in the scope of delivery. Jacket, cover and b … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: momox-shop1 [Berlin, DE]
2018-11-13 01:47:09
HUGO Victor
Calmann Lévy, Paris 1873, 15,5x23,5cm, relié. - Calmann Lévy, Paris 1873, 15,5x23,5cm, relié. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale vendue au profit des Alsaciens-Lorrains, mention de deuxième édition. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier marbré, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, couvertures comportant des piqûres conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée de Thomas Boichot. Envoi autographe signé de Victor Hugo à Léon Bienvenu. Quelques rousseurs affectant principalement les premiers et derniers feuillets. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Léon Bienvenu avec le cachet imprimé de sa bibliothèque et numéroté de sa main sur la page de titre.
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [FR]
2018-11-13 01:00:18
Mi...
Condition: Very Good. Certified second hand articles More than 3.000.000 articles in shop Easy and safe purchase AGATHA CHRISTIE NUMERO 3 : MORT SUR LE NIL by Miniac, Jean-François, Rivière, François | Book | condition very good Condition second hand - very good Publisher Jean-François Miniac Medium Sonstige Einbände EAN 9782871532033 Delivery address: Change after payment is not possible. Shipping: To United Kingdom Books Fiction Books for children & teenagers Detective novels & thrillers ... and much more Music Pop Rock Children's music & audio stories ... and much more Movies Drama Action & Adventure Comedy & Entertainment ... and much more Games PlayStation 3 Nintendo DS PC ... and much more Software Children & Family Operating System School & Studies ... and much more Condition Description We try to assess the exact condition of the goods as objectively as possible. Prior to sale, each article is examined manually by us and its condition assessed according to the following criteria. Should there be deviations in any case from the condition stated, we would very much appreciate it if you would contact us before giving a review. Books & Media: new: Unused article in top condition The article is shrink-wrapped where it is delivered in this condition by the manufacturer very good: Second-hand article is in a very good condition Article hardly shows any traces of usage Pages are undamaged and contain no markings or notes Jacket or accessories are intact if included in the scope of delivery Jacket and accessories are intact where included in the scope of delivery. Jacket, co … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: momox-shop1 [Berlin, DE]
2018-11-12 02:52:55
Leitner, Quirin von (ed.)
Vienna: H. O. Miethke, 1873. First edition. Hardcover. g- to near fine. Elephant Folio (20 x 17" Large Paper Copy). (6)pp. 101 plates (12 6/8 x 9"). Bound in three-quarter green leather with gilt ruling over marbled boards with gilt lettering and tooling on spine; raised bands. Gilt top edge. Marbled endpapers. Green ribbon marker. Printed on Archer paper. Featuring the most distinguished artworks of the treasury of the Imperial House of Austria, with the approval of his Majesty the Emperor under the supervision of the director of the treasury Franz Graf Folliot de Crenneville on the occasion of the new arrangement of the treasury. Typography by Ad. Holzhausen, copper-printing by A. Pisani. There are no bibliographical indicators in this volume but it may be assumed that our publication relates to similar editions as described by the British Museum and other institutions. Considering the larger format and the quality of the original etchings, this should be an edition of the Deluxe Edition. It is not following the order of the printed edition, contains six plates not present in the general edition and lacking 5 images present there. Illustrated with 101 extraordinary etchings depicting Jewels at the treasury of the Imperial Family, incl. jewels and vases of gold, silver, rock-crystal and different sorts of precious stones, clocks and watches, swords and clothing, and sacred relics of the holy Roman Empire, with captions in German. The etchings are by W. Unger, J. G. Fahrnbauer, E. Kozeluch, A. Lang, C. Poschinger, E. Schuhmann, and J. Wopalensky.Binding with wear along e … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller [US]
2018-11-11 20:38:43
John Ruskin
London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1873. In the original publishers cloth binding, and signed by the author. Number of a limited edition set of 1000. A leading Victorian art critic, as well as a noted watercolourist, Riskin was particularly influential in the second half of the Nineteenth Century and up until the First World War, the aftermath of which saw his reputation dampen somwhat until the publication of numerous academic studieas of his work, where he was recognised as having predicted interest in environmentalism and sustainability. Here, Ruskin's considerable expertise are a the forefront. The first volume argues, in the form of an extended defence of J.M.W. Turner, that painters that were then emerging from the tradition of picturesque were superior at the art of landscape than the old masters. Initially written as a standalone work, subsequent volumes would be written later. The second volume, originally published in 1846, placed emphasis on the symbolism in art, especially regarding nature; the third is of 'many things' in the author's own words; whereas volumes IV and V concentrate on the depiction of mountains and leaves, clouds and relativity respectively. Contains eighty-four illustrative plates and engravings, collated complete. CONDITION In decorative cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, there is some marking and wear to the boards, as well as wear to the extremities, backstrip and joints. The spines are also somewhat rubbed. Internally, the pages are firmly bound but foxed throughout. The illustrations and text remain clear in each volume. Overa … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-09 01:26:04
BAGEHOT, Walter.
New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1873. Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine and boards lettered and ruled in gilt and black, yellow endpapers. Armorial bookplate of John T. Davis to front pastedown. Extremities worn, spine ends chipped and half-title loose at gutter, Japanese tissue paper repairs to tears on pp. 345-8 (no loss to text), else a clean copy, the cloth and lettering notably bright. First US edition, published the same year as the first UK edition and bound to the same design except for the publisher's name in gilt at the foot of the spine. Scarce in commerce and described by J. M. Keynes as "an undying classic", Lombard Street analyses the operation of the British financial system, focusing on the economic role of the Bank of England. Bagehot's recommendation that the Bank alter gold reserves based on economic cycles was highly influential, and the book was considered authoritative into the 20th century. "The wonderful clearness of Bagehot's power of statement, his exact knowledge of the subject treated on, together with his firm grasp of economic theory, have caused this volume to exert an influence which few books on a subject naturally so dry have possessed" (Palgrave I, p. 81). See Blaug, Great Economists before Keynes, pp. 5-7; Masui, p. 113. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-11-07 19:05:10
[Peking imprint]
Peking: [privately printed], 1873. Lithographed pictorial playbill on a single sheet of laid paper, 33 x 20.5 cm. Paper with countermark of Britannia enthroned. In excellent condition, with a single faint fold mark. A unique survival: the playbill for a double-bill of amateur theatricals at the British Legation in Peking, staged in the midst of the city's grim winter weather. The first piece, "A Diplomatist", set "at an Italian Grand Ducal Court", has a cast of Italian, French, and Greek nobles. The actors listed are Mr B Hunter, Mr Fieldman, Mr Graham, Mr Bertie, Mr Baldwin, Mr Netherland, Mr a'Dale, Miss FitzGeorge (playing the Countess de Surville), and Mr St. Henry (playing Giulia), which suggests that female roles were played by men and women. The second piece performed was "Cox and Box", Arthur Sullivan's first commercially successful operetta, which had premiered in 1866. The musical farce's three-man cast is played here by Signors Carlo Dolce, Giovanelli, and Campo Virile - presumably cod-Italian pseudonyms for members of the British Legation's staff. The British Legation at Peking was established in 1861, as a result of the Treaty of Tientsin, and retained the character of a frontier outpost, albeit one set in a dilapidated palace, for the following decade. By February 1866, the British student-interpreters of the Legation were staging amateur theatricals, and these continued on an annual basis, if not more frequently. The quality of the lithography is amateur, suggesting our playbill was the work of an enterprising member of the Legation's staff. There were Euro … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia) [United Kingdom]
2018-11-07 19:05:09
[Peking imprint]
Peking: [privately printed], 1873. Lithographed pictorial playbill on a single sheet of laid paper, 24 x 19 cm. Paper watermarked "J W Whatman 1872". In excellent condition. Very faint fold marks. A remarkable survival: the playbill for an amateur production of a light opera, composed and performed by members of the British Legation's staff, almost certainly the student interpreters. The four characters are the Comte de Nangis, Marcel, Jules, and the Comtesse de Nangis, played by "Signor Giovanelli", "Campovirile", "Carlo Dolce", and "Signora da Vescova". The singers' Italian names are comic pseudonyms; the plot may have been a satire on French military virtues. The playbill's illustration is signed E.B.M. - presumably the work of another member of staff. The British Legation at Peking was established in 1861, as a result of the Treaty of Tientsin, and retained the character of a frontier outpost, albeit one set in a dilapidated palace, for the following decade. By February 1866, the British student-interpreters of the Legation were staging amateur theatricals, and these continued on an annual basis, if not more frequently. The quality of the lithography is amateur, suggesting our playbill was the work of an enterprising member of the Legation's staff. There were European missionary presses active in Peking from the 1860s, which printed Chinese-language Biblical and religious material from woodblocks. We have found no evidence of other Peking presses using lithography at this date. We locate no comparable material in institutional collections.
Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia) [United Kingdom]
2018-11-07 17:46:12
CLAUSEWITZ, General Carl von.
London: N. Tr�bner & Co., , 1873. London: N. Trübner & Co., , 1873. Translated by Colonel J. J. Graham, from the Third German Edition. Three Volumes Complete in One.` Large octavo (211 x 164 mm). Near contemporary red quarter morocco by Birdsall & Son, Northampton for the Cavalry Club their badge gilt to the front board, dark pink linen boards, green morocco label to the spine, top edge gilt, pink marbled endpapers. Tissue-guarded, mounted oval photographically reproduced portrait frontispiece with facsimile signature. A little rubbed and soiled on the boards, occasional light foxing, but remains attractive, very good. First full English edition of Clausewitz' Vom Kriege, which was first published 1832-4 as part of his posthumous works. In view of a recent estimation of On War as "the most important general treatment of its subject yet produced," (Oxford Companion to Military History), the circumstances surrounding the publication of this translation are remarkably low-key. The translator, Colonel James John Graham, was a somewhat obscure figure. After passing out from Sandhurst in 1822 he served as judge-advocate in the West Indies, and briefly as an engineer. But between 1832 and 1835 he took civilian employment as secretary and treasurer to the South-Eastern Railway Company in England, and his only significant military service seems to have been as military secretary to Sir Robert Hussey Vivian, commander of the British "Turkish Contingent" in the Crimean War. The reasons for the timing of this publication are similarly obscure. The inference that it was aimed to c … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
2018-11-07 09:06:08
John Allan
Condition: Good. DETAILS OF BOOK This listing is for a beautiful set of Glasgow Rangers books recounting the history of this great club between 1873 and 1951. The titles of the three books are - The Story of the Rangers - Fifty Years' Football 1873-1923 Eleven Great Years - The rangers 1923 to 1934 Rangers' Eventful Years 1934-1951 The books are undated but published at the end of each period which they chart, so approximately 1923, 1934 and 1951. All three books are 1st editions and were published by Rangers FC. The author on each occasion was John Allan. English text. Hard back books with the second volume still having its d/j. Predominately illustrated in b/w but there are a handful of colour illustrations. 328, 100 and 147 pages respectively - the results chart in the back of the second volume is present (and in good condition). A seminal piece of footballing literature these three books capture the fantastic early history of the famous Glasgow Rangers Football Club. Written in an oral history format but with many statistics and frequent photographs. Here we offer a very rare opportunity to buy all three of these books as a set. Very scarce. Size approximately 13 x 18.5 cms. All three books are in good condition only with expected wear/discolouring for age, minor flaws include some light creasing in places, a couple of internal cracks to spines (contributing to bindings being just a little loose), boards worn (particularly to edges/corners where there is some colour loss) and with some bumping to edges of these boards (most noticeably to top/base of spines and to corner … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: elmo-books [Strood, GB]
2018-11-06 17:42:41
L T Meade 1st E 1st P
Meade, L. T. [Smith, Elizabeth Thomasina Meade]Beyond the Blue Mountains London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1873. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Very Good to Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing with the front board and spine being illustrated in blue and gilt showing only mild rubbing to the spine ends and to the leading corner of each board, as well as surprisingly light wear to the front board and spine decorations, some modest over-opening in a few places and a small stain to the the closed page block's top edge which barely intrudes on the top margin of the affected pages -- altogether the nicest copy of this scarce volume that we ever have seen, complete with a frontispiece and five additional illustrations. Additionally, each chapter has a head piece and tail piece. Noted prolific Irish writer Elizabeth Thomasina Meade Smith, wrote hundreds of works, using the name L. T. Meade, with "Beyond the Blue Mountains" being a work for young readers. Meade, a pioneer of girls' fiction, also wrote Mysteries, Short Stories, and other works. She was quite a prolific author and also was known as an ardent and committed feminist, becoming a member of the Pioneer Club, a progressive women's club named for Walt Whitman's poem "Pioneers! O Pioneers!" founded by social worker and temperance activist Emily Massingberd. The Irish times compared Meade to J. K. Rowling and stated as follows: "Like the creator of Harry Potter, Meade was a bestselling phenomenon who wrote across audiences and inspired devotion among her readers. She's probably the most prolifi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Allington Books [Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US]
2018-11-06 17:09:12
MAXWELL, James Clerk.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1873. First edition, second issue (see below), of Maxwell's presentation of his theory of electromagnetism, advancing ideas that would become essential for modern physics, including the landmark "hypothesis that light and electricity are the same in their ultimate nature" (Grolier/Horblit). "This treatise did for electromagnetism what Newton's Principia had done from classical mechanics. It not only provided the mathematical tools for the investigation and representation of the whole electromagnetic theory, but it altered the very framework of both theoretical and experimental physics. It was this work that finally displaced action-at-a-distance physics and substituted the physics of the field" (Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, p. 2539). "From a long view of the history of mankind -- seen from, say, ten thousand years from now -- there can be little doubt that the most significant event of the 19th century will be judged as Maxwell's discovery of the laws of electrodynamics" (R. P. Feynman, in The Feynman Lectures on Physics II (1964), p. 1-6). "[Maxwell] may well be judged the greatest theoretical physicist of the 19th century ... Einstein's work on relativity was founded directly upon Maxwell's electromagnetic theory; it was this that led him to equate Faraday with Galileo and Maxwell with Newton" (PMM). "Einstein summed up Maxwell's achievement in 1931 on the occasion of the centenary of Maxwell's birth: 'We may say that, before Maxwell, Physical Reality, in so far as it was to represent the process of nature, was tho … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS [Denmark]
2018-11-06 14:54:48
Zeno, Niccolo. Major, Richard Henry, ed.
Zeno, Niccolo. Major, Richard Henry, ed. The Voyages of the Venetian Brothers, Nicolo and Antonio Zeno, to the Northern Seas in the XIVth Century, comprising the latest known Accounts of the Lost Colony of Greenland; and of the Northmen in America before Columbus. London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1873. ciii, 64 pp. Illus. with 2 color and 2 b/w folding maps. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Hakluyt Society, First series: No. 50. The Italian text of the Zenos' narrative "The discovery of the islands of Frislanda, Eslanda, Engronelanda, Estotilanda, and Icaria," and the Danish and Latin texts of Ivar Bardsen's description of Greenland in the fourteenth century, with English translation. "[Major]...has endeavored to prove the genuineness of the narrative. In this essay he has shown great acuteness, and has arrived at results at variance with those of most of the previous commentators. ... By making proper allowances for the Italian rendering of northern names, Mr. Major has identified the most important places mentioned in the narrative of Zeno....[and he] has appended to his Essay, a " Description of Greenland in the Fourteenth Century," by Ivar Bardsen, in which facts are stated that tend to corroborate the statements of Nicolo Zeno..." (Bartlett, Bibliotheca Americana: Catalogue of Books in the Library of John Carter Brown, p. 213). Howes M231. Spine sunned, tears to head of spine, small institutional bookplate to front pastedown, owner's nautical bookplate opposite, otherwise very good, maps fine. ID# [33658] Kaaterskill Books ABAA, ILAB Fine, Rare, & Unusual Books and M … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: kaaterskill_books [East Jewett, New York, US]
2018-11-06 06:45:41
"Very Good" Condition - The book although rebound is in Very Good condition as are the Engravings. The Calf Leather cover shows very minor wear and scratching. The Fore-Edge work is Very Fine. There is minor staining / foxing on the first insert page (plain page). RARE EDITION 1873 SPLIT FORE-EDGE PAINTING-LITTLE WOMEN BY LOUISA ALCOTT a.imagelink {color:#898989;} a:hover.imagelink {color:#898989;} a:visited.imagelink {color:#ffffff;} a.imagelink img.auctionimage { border: 2px solid #898989; } a:visited.imagelink img.auctionimage { border: 2px solid #ffffff; } Offered for Sale is this Amazing Rare 1873 Edition of Little Women, published in London by W.H. Allen on Waterloo Place at Pall Mall. They did both the steel engravings and printed pages. There is an engraving opposite the title page of Miss Alcott which is quite famous and an excellent example of this fine old craft. The pages are full of wonderful engravings with those on 292 & 293 being especially of interest and the start of the second part. The book has been rebound with the magnificent cover bound inside the volume to protect it's exceptional beauty. The back cover was plain and therefore not bound-in. The covers on the volume are of fine green natural calf leather and deliberately processed to retain all the original marks which become the charm of the binding. The binding was done by the Harrington Brothers on the King's Road in Chelsea. The end papers are from Florence Italy. The detail and color on this Split Fore-Edge painting mark it as a Master Craftsman Work. Size: - 8 1/4" High - 7" Wide - 1 7/8" Deep C … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: mudcreektraders [Carolina Beach, North Carolina, US]
2018-11-06 03:09:54
Rufus Anderson
Boston, USA: Congregational Publishing Society, 1873. Congregational Publishing Society, Boston, USA, 1873, History of the Missions of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to the Oriental Churches. Set in 2 Volumes. By Rufus Anderson. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Frontis portrait, folding map. Work in Palestine, Lebanon, Malta, Greece, and Bulgaria, and among the Nestorians, Assyrians, and Armeniain xxiv, 426, xvi, 532 pages, 19.5 x 12.5 Cm.
Bookseller: Anis Press [Danville, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-11-05 20:01:50
Rieger, Frantisek Ladislav
Condition: Very Good. Rieger, Frantisek Ladislav Slovnik Naucny Vols 1-10 Reprint Hardcover I. L. Kober, 1873 Very Good Condition Book Publishing Details Author: Rieger, Frantisek Ladislav Full title:Slovnik Naucny Vols 1-10Publisher:I. L. Kober, 1873Edition:ReprintBinding:HardcoverBook ID:28513 Comments & Item Features Reprint. Category: Reference. Second edition of this Czech encyclopedia, the first notable encyclopdia published in Czech. Volume 1 dated 1860, Vo.. 10 dated 1873. Marbled edges, green cloth, gild titles, vol. Numbers. References cover both Czech and Slovak. Water stains to spine edges on several volumes, likewise some boards show patches of staining. Foxing to inner pages on most volumes. Bindings are tight, pages unmarked. Extra postage required for this multi-volume set. PLEASE NOTE: This is a heavy set and will require extra postage for international or expedited shipping. Book Condition Report Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Firm Shipping Costs This Item ($US):$5for U.S. Standard$14.95for U.S. Expedited$63.00for Asia/NZ$63.00for USA/Canada$63.00for Europe$63.00for Elsewhere Book Size & Standard Shipped Weight Standard Octavo-size titles weighing up to 3 lbs will be shipped and tracked via USPS. Heavier titles and multi-volume sets will be more expensive; please contact for specific pricing. All books are packed with care! Please note that USPS Media Mail may take from 7-10 business days for delivery. We do offer expedited Priority Mail shipping, which may take 2-3 business days. Book Condition We make every effort to describe all items accurately. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Books On The Boulevard [Sherman Oaks, California, US]
2018-11-04 07:11:12
Charles Dickens
New York, New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873. This book was issued 3 years after C. Dickens death. Dickens first published The Uncommercial Traveller in 1860, and continued expanding the book until it's final posthumously published edition in 1875. No exterior title except the spine gold stamped "Dickens". Book is 5"x7.3/8", privately bound most likely from printer's boards. Possibly part of a set. Moisture stain at gutter of inside front cover through to title page, with bottom quarter page tear at gutter on title page--shown in photo. Binding is nice and tight, pages have edge browning from age (143 years old) but no foxing, stains or marks otherwise. Pages are nice and clean, "paper-thin", but not brittle. Small type, possibly 6pt or 5pt, but surprisingly easy and comfortable to read (I'm 64). No dust-jacket. Cover: half leather binding with spine and corners in a nicely patina'd brown leather, with front and back cover fields in a pebbled black leather or leather textured paper. 7 pages of publisher's ads in back, content-340 pages.
Bookseller: martin-double [Minneapolis, Minnesota, US]
2018-11-03 21:00:25
John Ruskin
London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1873. In the original publishers cloth binding, and signed by the author. Number of a limited edition set of 1000. A leading Victorian art critic, as well as a noted watercolourist, Riskin was particularly influential in the second half of the Nineteenth Century and up until the First World War, the aftermath of which saw his reputation dampen somwhat until the publication of numerous academic studieas of his work, where he was recognised as having predicted interest in environmentalism and sustainability. Here, Ruskin's considerable expertise are a the forefront. The first volume argues, in the form of an extended defence of J.M.W. Turner, that painters that were then emerging from the tradition of picturesque were superior at the art of landscape than the old masters. Initially written as a standalone work, subsequent volumes would be written later. The second volume, originally published in 1846, placed emphasis on the symbolism in art, especially regarding nature; the third is of 'many things' in the author's own words; whereas volumes IV and V concentrate on the depiction of mountains and leaves, clouds and relativity respectively. Contains eighty-four illustrative plates and engravings, collated complete. CONDITION In decorative cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, there is some marking and wear to the boards, as well as wear to the extremities, backstrip and joints. The spines are also somewhat rubbed. Internally, the pages are firmly bound but foxed throughout. The illustrations and text remain clear in each volume. Overa … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-03 06:36:56
William Cullen Bryant
THIS COMPLETE TWO VOLUME SET IS IN VERY GOOD+ CONDITION IN 3/4 LEATHER WITH BRIGHT GILT TITLE TO BOARDS, FIVE COMPARTMENTS AND FOUR RIBS TO SPINE WITH BRIGHT TITLE AND BLIND STAMPED DETAILS TO SPINES. SOME LIGHT RUBBING TO LEATHER HERE AND THERE AND SOME SCUFFS TO REAR COVER OF VOLUME TWO. BINDING AND HINGES ARE VERY GOOD, MARBLED END PAPERS AND PASTE DOWNS, BRIGHT GILT END PAGES, NO LOOSE OR MISSING PAGES, PAGES ARE BRIGHT AND CLEAN, WITHOUT MARKS AND NO FOXING. PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED WITH NUMEROUS FULL PAGE STEEL ENGRAVINGS, LARGE BOOKS MEASURE 13"x10.5". 145 YEARS OLD. AN ATTRACTIVE SET IN GREAT CONDITION. 1873 PICTURESQUE AMERICA THE LAND WE LIVE IN WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT LARGE BINDING 1873 PICTURESQUE AMERICA THE LAND WE LIVE IN WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT LARGE BINDING Description RARE!!! 1873 ATTRACTIVE BINDINGS GREAT CONDITION 145 YEARS OLD PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED THIS COMPLETE TWO VOLUME SET IS IN VERY GOOD+ CONDITION IN 3/4 LEATHER WITH BRIGHT GILT TITLE TO BOARDS, FIVE COMPARTMENTS AND FOUR RIBS TO SPINE WITH BRIGHT TITLE AND BLIND STAMPED DETAILS TO SPINES. SOME LIGHT RUBBING TO LEATHER HERE AND THERE AND SOME SCUFFS TO REAR COVER OF VOLUME TWO. BINDING AND HINGES ARE VERY GOOD, MARBLED END PAPERS AND PASTE DOWNS, BRIGHT GILT END PAGES, NO LOOSE OR MISSING PAGES, PAGES ARE BRIGHT AND CLEAN, WITHOUT MARKS AND NO FOXING. PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED WITH NUMEROUS FULL PAGE STEEL ENGRAVINGS, LARGE BOOKS MEASURE 13"x10.5". 145 YEARS OLD. AN ATTRACTIVE SET IN GREAT CONDITION. !!!CLICK HERE!!! Visit My eBay Store TO SEE ALL THE BOOKS WE HAVE FOR SALE!!! IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE THAN S … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: reagans_rare_books [Midlothian, Virginia, US]
2018-11-02 06:03:44
Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) Jules Verne Sampson Low & Marston, UK TRUE FIRST EDITION 1873 stated on title page CONDITION Good Condition. Spine lean, foxing to pages. Some wear to boards. Gift inscription on FFEP. A tight copy. A RARE COLLECTIBLE! ************************ The book will be packaged carefully in bubble-wrap and shipped in a sturdy box. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: RWSellersBooks [Cleveland, Ohio, US]
2018-11-01 14:14:15
MULSANT, E. & VERREAUX, E.
Lyon, Bureau de la Société Linnéenne, (1873-) 1877 (-1879). 4 volumes & supplement (bound in 5). Large-4to (310 x 250mm). pp. (6), v, (1), 343; (6), 327, (1); (6), 303, (1); (6), 308, with 121 handcoloured lithographed plates. Slightly later half morocco, gilt ornamented spines with gilt lettering. "A detailed monograph on the hummingbirds ." (Zimmer II, 448-449). One of the few copies with 121 coloured plates. The usual number of plates is 119. However, there is confusion about the correct number as bibliographies list copies with 120 or 121 plates, and copies seem to have been distributed by the publisher with a varying number of plates.Together with the work by Audebert and the one by Gould, the above beautifully illustrated monograph, is the best illustrated publication on this spectacular family of extremely small-sized birds. Most of the fine illustrations are after drawings by Bévalet, a few after Mesplis; all are lithographed by Lemercier. The original printed wrappers have been bound in. A fine copy of this rare book, a few plates with some slight foxing.Fine Bird Books, p. 96; Nissen IVB, 659; Wood 476: "A famous monograph .". [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
2018-11-01 05:46:27
John Ruskin
London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1873. In the original publishers cloth binding, and signed by the author. Number of a limited edition set of 1000. A leading Victorian art critic, as well as a noted watercolourist, Riskin was particularly influential in the second half of the Nineteenth Century and up until the First World War, the aftermath of which saw his reputation dampen somwhat until the publication of numerous academic studieas of his work, where he was recognised as having predicted interest in environmentalism and sustainability. Here, Ruskin's considerable expertise are a the forefront. The first volume argues, in the form of an extended defence of J.M.W. Turner, that painters that were then emerging from the tradition of picturesque were superior at the art of landscape than the old masters. Initially written as a standalone work, subsequent volumes would be written later. The second volume, originally published in 1846, placed emphasis on the symbolism in art, especially regarding nature; the third is of 'many things' in the author's own words; whereas volumes IV and V concentrate on the depiction of mountains and leaves, clouds and relativity respectively. Contains eighty-four illustrative plates and engravings, collated complete. CONDITION In decorative cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, there is some marking and wear to the boards, as well as wear to the extremities, backstrip and joints. The spines are also somewhat rubbed. Internally, the pages are firmly bound but foxed throughout. The illustrations and text remain clear in each volume. Overa … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-01 05:46:27
John Ruskin
London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1873. In the original publishers cloth binding, and signed by the author. Number of a limited edition set of 1000. A leading Victorian art critic, as well as a noted watercolourist, Riskin was particularly influential in the second half of the Nineteenth Century and up until the First World War, the aftermath of which saw his reputation dampen somwhat until the publication of numerous academic studieas of his work, where he was recognised as having predicted interest in environmentalism and sustainability. Here, Ruskin's considerable expertise are a the forefront. The first volume argues, in the form of an extended defence of J.M.W. Turner, that painters that were then emerging from the tradition of picturesque were superior at the art of landscape than the old masters. Initially written as a standalone work, subsequent volumes would be written later. The second volume, originally published in 1846, placed emphasis on the symbolism in art, especially regarding nature; the third is of 'many things' in the author's own words; whereas volumes IV and V concentrate on the depiction of mountains and leaves, clouds and relativity respectively. Contains eighty-four illustrative plates and engravings, collated complete. CONDITION In decorative cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, there is some marking and wear to the boards, as well as wear to the extremities, backstrip and joints. The spines are also somewhat rubbed. Internally, the pages are firmly bound but foxed throughout. The illustrations and text remain clear in each volume. Overa … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-30 08:21:15
Nietzsche
Leipzig: 1873. Recently rebound in old, contemporary marbled paper over boards with new spine, lettered in gilt. Internally, bright and clean. A very good copy of one of Nietzsche's early works. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: nikitch [San Diego, California, US]
2018-10-30 06:58:39
J T Henry
Philadelphia: Jas. B. Rodgers Co. Printers, 1873. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 607 pages + 5 regular plates + 28 woodburytype images (frontispiece of the Phillips and Wooodford Wells Tarr Farm and 28 separate woodburytype portraits of oilmen). Complete. Thick 8vo. Expertly rebound in sympathetically matched cloth with front cover and spine panels preserved and laid down and renewed endpapers. Perhaps a dozen pages with some marginal dampstaining (mostly on lower right corner of plates - not affecting portraits). A sound working copy of the original publication, now scarce in the market. Cloth. "First comprehensive history of the infancy of this industry." HOWES H-421. Larson's Guide to Business History #2846. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Kuenzig Books and Antiques [Topsfield, Massachusetts, US]
2018-10-30 02:24:08
Wagner, Richard; Forman, Alfred W (trans); Morris, William (his copy)
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 Swineb … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Dark and Stormy Night Books [U.S.A.]
2018-10-27 16:18:32
DARWIN, Charles
1873. I am limited to 12 photos on eBay, but I can provide a link to many more photos. Just ask! 1873 1st US ed Charles Darwin Expression of the Emotion Evolution Human Behavior "One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die." ― Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species 'Expressions of the Emotions' was Darwin's third great work on his evolutionary theory, and was quite important, even though it was not nearly as popular as the prior two works, 'Origin' and 'Decent'. Darwin explores human behavior and how it relates to genetics, especially that of emotions. He dives deep into emotions such as anxiety, grief, and guilt, and how they impact human growth and evolution. Freeman says of this book, "The Expression of the Emotions is an important member of the evolutionary set, and it was written, in part at least, as a confutation of the idea that the facial muscles of expression in man were a special endowment... [Darwin concluded that] the chief expressive actions exhibited by man and by the lower animals are now innate or inherited." This work is the only work of Charles Darwin's to be illustrated with photographs and was his first to feature heliotype plates. Pictures come from photographer Oscar Rejlander, who decided to feature himself in many of the images. (Freeman 1188). According to Garrison & Morton, "Darwin examined the causes, physiological and psychological, of all the fundamental emotions in man and animals. He concluded that 'the chief expressive actions exhibited by man and by the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schilb Antique Books (schilb_antique_books) [Columbia, Missouri, US]
2018-10-25 06:25:30
PRYOR, Paul
New York, USA: "IT WAS A FEARFUL RISK SHE RAN": THE STORY OF POCAHONTAS, ILLUSTRATED WITH SIX LARGE COLOR LITHOGRAPHS PRYOR, Paul. Pocahontas; or, The Indian Maiden. New York: McLoughlin Bros., circa 1873. Slim quarto, original pictorial paper covers. Early edition (prior to 1886, probably 1873) of this wonderful "American story for little children," illustrated with six full page color lithographs by Justin H. Howard. This scarce children's book is one of the McLoughlin Brothers' "Uncle Sam's Big Picture Series," advertised as a collection of "American stories for little children, written and illustrated with great care, and printed in the best style of color printing" (Publishers' Weekly, 1873). "McLoughlin Brothers was a New York publishing firm that pioneered the systematic use of color printing technologies in children's books, particularly between 1858 and 1920. The firm's publications served to popularize such illustrators as Thomas Nast, William Momberger, Justin H. Howard, Palmer Cox, and Ida Waugh. The artistic and commercial roots of the McLoughlin firm were first developed by John McLoughlin, Jr., who... continually experimented with color illustration-- progressing from hand stenciling, to the mechanical relief process of zinc etching, to the planographic process of chromolithography... During the early years, the product line expanded to include non-book toys including games, blocks, and paper dolls" (Laura Wasowicz). This issue of Pocahontas bears the address 71 Duane St., the premises occupied by McLoughlin Brothers from 1871 to 1886. Publisher's advertiseme … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: stuntrider83 [Hawthorne, California, US]
2018-10-23 06:03:54
John Ruskin
London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1873. In the original publishers cloth binding, and signed by the author. Number of a limited edition set of 1000. A leading Victorian art critic, as well as a noted watercolourist, Riskin was particularly influential in the second half of the Nineteenth Century and up until the First World War, the aftermath of which saw his reputation dampen somwhat until the publication of numerous academic studieas of his work, where he was recognised as having predicted interest in environmentalism and sustainability. Here, Ruskin's considerable expertise are a the forefront. The first volume argues, in the form of an extended defence of J.M.W. Turner, that painters that were then emerging from the tradition of picturesque were superior at the art of landscape than the old masters. Initially written as a standalone work, subsequent volumes would be written later. The second volume, originally published in 1846, placed emphasis on the symbolism in art, especially regarding nature; the third is of 'many things' in the author's own words; whereas volumes IV and V concentrate on the depiction of mountains and leaves, clouds and relativity respectively. Contains eighty-four illustrative plates and engravings, collated complete. CONDITION In decorative cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, there is some marking and wear to the boards, as well as wear to the extremities, backstrip and joints. The spines are also somewhat rubbed. Internally, the pages are firmly bound but foxed throughout. The illustrations and text remain clear in each volume. Overa … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-22 05:59:07
"Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne. True first edition, first printing. Rare indeed, with "1873" on the title page, the vast majority having the year "1874" on the title page. Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, London, 1873. The book measures 5.25" x 7.5", 315 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white plates throughout. Bound in beautiful green smooth goat leather, with gilt titling and raised bands to the spine. Lacks the frontispiece and the rear advertisements. The book is in very good condition. Soiling to the covers with scuffed edges and bumped corners. Foxing to the fore-edges of the textblock with scattered foxing throughout. Two spots of rubbing to the fore-edge of the textblock. A truly rare copy of this adventure classic. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(F3-30). [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Ernestoic Books [Buffalo, New York, US]
2018-10-22 00:29:12
Jules Verne
James R Osgood and Company. Spine a little loose, bends at top and bottom of spine, scuffing at top and bottom from shelf wear, small speckles of white on front and spine. Inscribed inside front, from Grandma. Foxing at front and on tissue overlay for frontispiece. Foxing visible at top of block: please see pictures. Nice copy of this one: dated 1873, this is the second American edition, printed by Gilbert and Rivington in London for James R. Osgood and Company of Boston. Engraved plates augment the text with wonderful visual commentary and are intact as far as I can tell. Translated by George Towle. The second printing occurred quite soon after the first as the first had production problems which caused the spine to crack. Has the sketch of Verne's yacht, the Saint Michel across from the introduction while the frontispiece is a lovely portrait of Phileas Fogg. There is foxing on the tissue overlay which has traveled to the paper on the portrait and the title page. Green cloth cover with gilt rectangles at top and bottom of page with the lettering in green spelling out the title and a black outline drawing of Fogg on the pier between. Equally embellished spine with black geometric design at top, gilt circle with title inside, with a Chinese (?) person in gilt below. White speckles, very light, on bottom half of spine and a few others on front. Top of spine is bent, small tears to the bottom. Good Condition: 8vo (7 3/4" X 5 1/2" X 1 1/2"), green Cloth with gilt and black decorations on boards, spine equally prettily decorated. Small white speckles on spine primarily. Foxing, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: robinrarebooks [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US]
2018-10-20 14:19:18
1873. General Condition: Internally Very Good but overall, Good. Please see pics. Binding: Hardback. General Condition: Internally Very Good but overall, Good. Please see pics. Binding: Hardback. Any questions please ask. --------------------------------------------------------------- All books shipped in 1 working day. Worldwide delivery available.
Bookseller: SN-Books [Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, GB]
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