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        Transactions of the Zoological Society of London: Volume 8, Part 2, 1874

      The Zoological Society of London 1874 Hardcover. No jacket. Ex - university library. From Birbeck College, University of London. Contains parts five to nine of volume eight, 1873 to 1874, in library binding. Contains black & white and colour illustrations. Boards and spine are marked and scored. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are bumped and worn. Page block and pages are tanned, marked and creased. Embossed stamps on FEP and first page. Label on BEP. Final illustration plate is partially detached from binding, but remains intact along with other pages. Contents are clear throughout. HCW Ex - Library

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        THE EARLY HISTORY OF FORMOSA: Translated from the French of Father De Mailla, S.

      Shanghai [1874?] Loureiro & Co. Wrappers, lacks front cover,. slightly toned, small black spot top above title, else clean. 13.3 x 21 cm., 21p., with back cover, bit dusty. VERY RARE !. Father De Mailla, S.J. [1699-1748] Jesuit missionary; born 16 Dec., 1669, at Château Maillac on the Isère; died 28 June, 1748, at Peking, China. After finishing his studies he joined the Society of Jesus in 1686, and in 1701 was sent on the mission to China as a member of the order. In June, 1703, he arrived in Morocco and thence set out for Canton, where he acquired a thorough knowledge of the Chinese language and style of writing, and devoted himself particularly to the study of Chinese historical works. * When the Emperor Khang-hi entrusted the Jesuit missionaries with the cartographical survey of his empire, the provinces of Ho-nan, Tshekiang, and Fo-kien, and Island of Formosa fell to the lot of Father Mailla along with Fathers Regis and Hinderer. As a mark of his satisfaction, the emperor, when the work had been completed, conferred on Father Mailla the rank of mandarin. When he was fifty years old he began the study of the Manchurian tongue, and made such progress that he was able to translate into French the "Thoung-kian-kang-mou", an extract from the great Chinese annals, which the emperor had prepared in the Manchurian language. * He finished the translation in several volumes in the year 1730, and in 1737 sent it to France, where it lay for thirty years in the library of the college at Lyons, Ferret, who purposed publishing it, having died. On the suppression of the order the college authorities gave the manuscript to the Abbé Grosier on condition that he would see to the publication of the work, which had long been awaited with interest by the learned world. Not long after, the work appeared under the title: "Histoire générale de la Chine, ou Annales de cet Empire; traduit du Tong-kiere-kang-mou par de Mailla, Paris, 1777-1783", in 12 volumes, with maps and plans. In 1785 a thirteenth volume followed. Besides Grosier, the Orientalists Deshauterayes and Colson were mainly responsible for the publication. Mailla's work even to this day provides the most important foundation for any connected presentation of history of China. * Mailla is also the first European scholar to whom we owe a detained knowledge of the "Shuking", the classic historical work of the Chinese, most of its books being included in his translation. Mailla, also, in order to promote the work of the mission, compiled some edifying books in Chinese; the most important being lives of the saints, and meditations on the Gospels of the Sundays throughout the whole year. In "Lettres édifiantes" there are some interesting letters from him on the persecution of the Christians which took place in China during his time. When he died, in his seventy-ninth year, he was buried at the expense of the Emperor Khiang-lung, many people being present at the obsequies. The above quoted liberally from on line Catholic Encyclopedia: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09538c.htm * DATE: The date is questionable, and NUC also gives this a date of "1874?" since they are also unsure. This work was reprinted from "The Celestial Empire." **** BIBLIOGRAPHY: NUC locates four copies in U.S. libraries, with entry 19790820, accession no. : OCLC: 5291471, WorldCat. * Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph-Anne-Marie_de_Moyriac_de _Mailla#Works. * http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09538c.htm *** DATE: The date is questionable, and NUC also gives this a date of "1874?" since they are also unsure. This work was reprinted from "The Celestial Empire." ****** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Journey to the Centre of the Earth

      Scribner, Armstrong & Co., New York 1874 - New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1874. First US edition, first printing. Green boards are moderately dulled but gilt scenes ( of a waterfall and raft) are clear with gold. The gold gilt on spine is very bright and Scribner, Armstrong & Co. intact and readable at bottom of spine. The binding has been professionally rebacked so binding is tight. Book is in VG condition. Age-toning and an inscription on endpapers but otherwise clean. Spots of foxing or age-toning found on few pages (E.g.,title page) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JAPAN AND THE JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED

      London 1874, Bentley. Red pictorial cloth, very good, 378p.,. 190 fine woodcuts & illustrations, large size 24 x 31.5 cm.,. beautifully done, small folio. R A R E. A MAJOR ILLUSTRATED RESOURCE ON EARLY JAPAN Illustrates the Japanese country, domestic life, religion, folklore, Kyoto, Yeddo [old Tokyo], political system, education, literature, customs, religious festivals, theater &c. This superb primary source was written by the late Envoy Extraordinary Minister Plenipotentiary, during his two year stay in Japan from 1863-1864 as he represented Switzerland. * Because of his diplomatic position, he was able to travel beyond the barriers of the foreign settlement at Yokohama. A privilege accorded exclusively to diplomatists of the Treaty Powers. He set down in writing his view of quarters inaccessible to the ordinary person. * With candor, this text illustrates and discusses the life, customs & activities of the Japanese, their neighboring towns, Bay of Yeddo, taverns &c., embellished by sketches and photographs done while enroute. * A wonderful primary insight to an earlier Japan before the influence of foreign powers. Lavishly illustrated with beautifully executed art. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        The Greville Memoirs.

      London: Longmans, Green & Co.,, 1874-1887.. Edited by Henry Reeve. 8 volumes, octavo (216 × 139 mm). Contemporary burgundy half morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Bookplate to front pastedowns, couple of bands lightly rubbed, an excellent set. A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and William IV is a second edition and A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852 and A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1852 to 1860 are both first editions. A handsomely bound set.

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        Les diaboliques

      1874 - 354 pp. Paris. Dentu (impr. Jacob à Orléans), 1874, in-12, 354 pp., reliure à dos à nerfs de chagrin rouge, tête dorée, Croyant à l'ingérence du diable dans les affaires humaines, Barbey d'Aurevilly s'attache dans ces six nouvelles à raconter plusieurs cas ou l'esprit du mal s'incarne à travers un personnage féminin. Couverture et dos non conservés, rare exemplaire de l'édition originale, en bel état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Am illustrated historical Atlas of La Porte Co. Indiana

       Selbstverlag, (Chicago), 1874. 120 S. mit lithographierter Titelillustration, 90 Lithographien und 30 colorierten Karten, original Halbleder, Imperial-Folio, (Kanten berieben und bestoßen/teils fleckig/Kapitale ausgebrochen/hinterer Einbanddeckel lose/einige hinterlegte Randeinrisse) - Compiled Drawn & Published from Personal Examinations & Surveys by Higgins, Belden & Co. - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Amerika,Atlanten

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Eine Encyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens, 3. Auflage, Halbleder-Ausgabe, 15 + 1 Bände, 1874 - 1878.

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1874 - 1878. Dritte gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage. Grundwerk (A - Z) in 15 Bänden. Es erschienen außerdem ein Ergänzungs- und Registerband (Bd. 16) sowie 5 Jahres-Supplemente (Bde. 17 - 21), ferner ein so genannter Schlüssel (systematisches Artikel-Verzeichnis). Grundwerk in 15 Bänden sowie der Band 16 (Ergänzungen und Register), zusammen somit 16 Bände. Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern an den Kapitalen. Deckel in anthrazitfarbenem Leinen und mit Lederecken. Buchschnitt mit großflächiger Marmorierung. Die Ausgabe zeichnet sich ihr robustes, noch frisch wirkendes Leder aus. Das Grundwerk umfasst circa 70.000 Artikel, knapp 400 Stahlstich-, Holzstich- oder lithographierte Tafeln (geografische Karten sowie naturwissenschaftliche und technologische Bildertafeln), außerdem 1.460 eigens für das Lexikon gezeichnete Textabbildungen. Sechs Bände hier ferner mit vorgehefteten Korrespondenzblättern. Alle Bände in gutem Zustand ohne nennenswerte Läsionen (allenfalls kleine Schramme am unteren Buchrücken des 5. Bandes). Deckel geringfügig beschabt. Seiten partiell etwas fleckig (wenige Seiten etwas mehr). In toto schönes solides Exemplar dieser klassischen Ausgabe in sehr guter Materialqualität. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Meyer Meyers Lexikon Konversationslexikon Konversations-Lexikon Conversationslexikon, Conversations-Lexikon

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 3.Auflage, Prachtausgabe Meidinger | 15 Bände (A-Z), 1874-1878

      Bibliographisches Institut 1874-1878, Leipzig - Prachtausgabe der Hofbuchhandlung Meidinger, Berlin. Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Dritte gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage. Eine Encyklopädie des . Komplettes Exemplar in 15 Bänden (A-Z). Leipzig, Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1874-1878. Eine der schönsten Einbandvariante dieser 3.Auflage: Dekorative Original-Halbledereinbände mit umfangreichen Goldprägungen, farbig marmorierter Pfauenbuchschnitt. Zus. etwa 15.600 S. Format ca. 25 x 17 cm. Exemplar - 15 Bände (A-Z): Wie auch den ersten sieben Originalbildern zu entnehmen, ist der Ledereinband berieben. Die Rückenkanten ohne Mängel wie den häufig anzutreffenden Einrissen oder Fehlstellen. Lediglich ein Außengelenk unten mit kleinem & in der Gesamtansicht nicht zu sehendem Einriss. Ecken teils stärker bestoßen. Der obere Pfauenbuchschnitt gedunkelt. Deckelbezug berieben; teils fleckig, bei einem Band ist das Leinen am Übergang zum Lederumschlag etwas aufgefasert & hat zudem drei kleine Löchel. Innen ohne unangenehmem Geruch. Eine Textseite sowie Abbildung am Rand ein Stück eingerissen. In Band 14 wurden 1 cm am unteren Rand der Titel -& Vortitelseite abgeschnitten. Eine Abbildung lose & mit Fehlstück; ansonsten alles fest eingebunden. Bei etwa der Hälfte der Bände ist an einer Stelle mittig die Fadenbindung zu sehen. Seiten leicht gebräunt; ein Teil durchgehend, ein Teil hauptsächlich auf den vorderen & hinteren Seiten fleckig; Vorsätze dabei häufig besonders stark betroffen. Dort auch kleiner Aufkleber der herausgebenden Buchhandlung Meidinger. 30500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheca Nicotiana; a first catalogue of books about tobacco. Collected by William Bragge.

      Sheffield, 1/50 examples printed from type for the author 1874 - OFFERING: The first bibliography on tobacco, limited to 50 examples on British handmade paper printed for private circulation. It was compiled from the first known collection with descriptions of 169 books on tobacco in the published language, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, etc. Some examples, including this one aren't numbered. The rare specimen is in the original sewn tobacco wrappers and the limitation leaf states "no. _ of 50 copies". It was formerly owned by Robert Lang of Rye, New York, noted for his collection of British historical memorabilia and books and has no bookplate or owner label. Mounted next to some catalog entries are clippings that correct or augment descriptions and mounted on a front endpaper is an early bookseller description and five clippings, regarding the expanded second edition of 1880. RARITY: Very Rare. A worldwide search finds 22 institutional holdings, almost exclusively at major research libraries, including Cambridge, Duke, Harvard, McGill, New York Public Library, Princeton and Yale. The last reported auction sale was at Christie's in 2004 where the book was the featured work in a collection of books on tobacco that sold for 6,573 British pounds. CONDITION: Acceptable. Pages: head of gutter bumped, some top-edge and fore-edge soiling, pages 29-30 with two fore-edge tears. / Wrappers: all-around wear with stains, soiling, fingering, and abrasions, the upper side's bottom corner chipped and turned up with loss. / Binding: substantially weakened, needs to be handled with care, for wrappers with considerable loss at head of spine. PAGINATION: Complete; 46 pages including limitation statement, title page, preface, and annotated catalog illustrated with two woodcut decorations, a headpiece and tailpiece. SIZE: 213 x 173 mm. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request. MY LISTINGS: Search in 3 easy steps. 1) Click my name in bookseller field below title and author description. 2) Click bookseller & payment information. 3) Click my name again. You can now search by catalog, keyword, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1874 - 1874 Original Paperback Wisden, No Rear Cover, Very Rare

      1874. Hi, This lot is an 1874 Original Paperback Wisden. It has no rear cover, tape to the spine and in OK to good condition. I was proud to own this book for years (hence how I can offer it at such a low price) but I have now purchased an alternative original so my book is up for sale, the front covers has a square of tape to it and has a lot of marks. The following 20 or so pages have very severe foxing as can be seen in the pictures (please see the video) after that it is clean inside. Tape to the spine and no rear cover but a very rare book, odd dog ear to the rear pages.

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        Archiv der Pharmacie. Herausgegeben von E. Reichardt (später von E. Schmidt und H. Berckurts). 204. bis 246. Band (ohne Band 230)

      Selbstverlag des deutschen Apothekervereins, Halle 1874 bis 1908. - 700 bis 1100 S. je Band mit Abbildungen und Tafeln, Die Reihe in 38 gebundenen und 3 ungebundenen Bänden (ein oder 2 Bände je Erscheinungsjahr). Die Bände 218 und 219 sind gemeinsam in einem Band gebunden. Es fehlt Band 230 (Jahrgang 1892). Die ersten 24 Bände sind neben der laufenden Bandnummer noch mit einer Jahrgangsnummer bezeichet (53. bis 68. Jahrgang). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 44000 marmoriertes Halbleinen mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel auf Papier-Rückenschild, 3 Bände (die Bände 231, 232 und 233 in broschierten Einzelheften (jeder Band in 9 Einzelheften - so vollständig), Schnitt leicht angestaubt und Einbände teils leicht fleckig, Papier vereinzelt leicht braunfleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar (die broschierten Einzelhefte teils leicht beschädigt), [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EHON TEIKIN OHRAI: THE ILLUSTRATED 'COMMUNICATION OF HOME PRECEPTS.'

      [Edo c.1874, Yoshikawa]. Stitched wrappers, 3 vols.,complete. set, 30+30+30p., 166 woodcut illustrations, covers with some. small chips, corners, bit rubbed, contents clean, no worming. very good impression,16 x 23.8 cm.,blue Chitsu folding case.. WONDERFUL & CHARMING DESIGNS BY JAPANS'S GREATEST PAINTER THE ARTIST/ILLUSTRATOR: The work was illustrated by Hokusai, and reflects all charm and skill that he is famous for. Hokusai has captured the flavor and charm of his genre, reflecting a lovely panoramic view of the Japanese and their life, set during the 1830- 1840's towards the end of the Tokugawa period. A delightful and most light-hearted illustrated book, typical of Hokusai, who enjoyed poking fun at the irony of daily life and its parade of characters. **** THE AUTHOR: The text was written by Gene Hohshi [?-1350] a Buddhist priest of the Tendai sect, wrote the text in the 14th century, see Hillier p.200 for more. * THE SUBJECT: A popular work during the late Tokugawa period, it was also used in the Ashikaga period, as a text for writing by the literati classes. An eclectic and superbly illustrated text, shows the activities of all classes of Japanese. Tradesmen at their hard toil, paper makers, the daily activities of women, artists and artisans, cultured classes, warriors, Buddhist priests, Lords, and a host of other charming drawings. With a number of natural history illustrations: fish, birds & animals. * Hokusai books are always RARE & highly desirable. They reflect a charm, showing the artist's humor and compassion for life, his talented gift to record for all posterity. A lovely and sympathetic view of what Japan was truly like during his times. His works are celebrated as the best Japanese painter and illustrator of his era. S U P E R B ! ****** PER HILLIER: [See entry in Bibliography below] "It was the first book of what might be termed a serious, didactic type that Hokusai had been called upon to illustrate during his long career..." Page 198. * "Hokusai's book is ingeniously designed, with pages divided in two, and text and illustration separated by a dividing line, but the positions of each part, and their proportions, varied from page to page. ...but seizes upon some incident or object mentioned by the author and builds a drawing around it, situation his pictures in contemporary Edo and his figures in 'modern dress.'" Page 200-201. * "One illustration [plate 181] gives us a picture of another famous publisher's bookshop...it is the premises of Nishumura Eijudoh, the publisher of the TEKIN ORAI, his sign and name being emblazoned on the Noren [or curtain] and on the lantern outside the premises. Another illustration is of Benkei, with his armoury of fearsome weapons, standing on Gojo Bridge." Page 200-201, plate 181, 182. ****** EDITION: This is the Meiji reprint of the first issue, 1828. * CONDITION: The work is printed with good registry and excellent key block line and images are solid. The binding is tight with some minor splits to where the stitching is at either the top or lower edges, some very minor chipping to edges of covers. The set is contained in a recent indigo-blue Chitsu case with bone clips. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE & CHINESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS IN THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, p.258. * E. Dawes: p.57. * H. Kerlen: CATALOGUE OF PRE-PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS, p.137, #335. * J. Hillier: THE ART OF HOKUSAI IN BOOK ILLUSTRATION: p.277, item number 230, the 1828 edition, and pp.198, 200, 201; illustrations 181, 182. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Autograph letter signed "R. Leoncavallo" to an unidentified male correspondent.

      - "Ricordi owned the rights to nearly all of the traditional Italian repertory, including the works of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi; and through Lucca, the Italian rights to Wagner's operas. Sonzogno, beginning in 1874, had acquired the Italian rights to the works of virtually the entire body of contemporary French composers, including Bizet, Massenet, and Thomas. Among the emerging composers of the 1880s and 1890s, Puccini was the prize of Ricordi's 'stable'. Sonzogno, who was far more aggressive in seeking out younger composers, had nearly the entire giovane scuola under contract, including Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Giordano, Cilèa, and a number of lesser-known figures. " Alan Mallach in The Autumn of Italian Opera: From Verismo to Modernism, 1890-1915, p. 212.Less than two months before Leoncavallo wrote this letter, his opera, I Medici, had been premiered in Milan with little success. Indeed, in spite of the successful premiere of Pagliacci the year before, it became increasingly difficult for Leoncavallo to have his works performed in Italy. Both Pagliacci and I Medici would be well-received in Germany, however, "where audiences were favorably inclined to works of the Giovane Scuola." Michele Girardi in Grove Music Online. 3 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated [Rome,] December 25, 1893. In black ink. On stationery with the name and illustration of the Hôtel Belle-Vue in Rome printed at head. In Italian (with translation). Leoncavallo describes at length, and with considerable anguish, some of his problems with publishers, journalists, and librettists. This letter is particularly intriguing for its account of the intense rivalry between the two greatest publishers of Italian opera in the late 19th-century: Ricordi and Sonzogno."A group of people [at the Milanese newspaper, La Tribuna] are determined to make me suffer for the double sin for which I am not to blame: The first is that of belonging to Sonzogno. The second is that of not belonging to Ricordi, and so this is the way that petty journalists and politicians judge a work of art, which has cost me so much work, so much anxiety, and so many tears! And for the first time all around me I feel discord and coldness and indifference and it brings me great sorrow." Slightly worn, soiled and stained; creased at edges and folds; two small tears to edges of central fold; two small holes to center of second leaf. Together with:A postcard photograph of the composer. Slightly worn; small stains to verso.

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        Messa da Requiem. Riduzione per canto e pianoforte di Michele Saladina Traduzione Italiana versi del Comm. Angelo Fava Prosa del Sac. Prof. Claudio Borri 44004 - netti Fr. 15. [Piano-vocal score]

      Ricordi [without PN to music] [1874], Milano. - First Edition of the first version. Hopkinson 3A(a), citing just one other copy of the first edition with the plate number printed to any of the pages, at the Bibliothèque nationale, Paris. Gatti: Verdi nelle Immagini, p. 114 (reproducing the polychrome title). "The 1870s did. produce the Requiem, and that is no small achievement. The origins of the piece began in 1868 with Verdi's suggestion for a composite Requiem in honour of Rossini, to be written by ‘the most distinguished Italian composers’. This was duly completed but plans to perform the piece came to nothing; in April 1873 Verdi's contribution, the ‘Libera me’ movement, was returned to him. It seems likely that about that time he decided to write an entire Requiem himself, a decision perhaps precipitated, perhaps strengthened, by the death in May of Alessandro Manzoni, to whom the work was dedicated." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online. Large octavo. Publisher's full black cloth with titling blindstamped to upper. [I] (polychrome title in the style of an illuminated manuscript), [II) (blank), [III] (title), [IV] (blank), [V] (index), [VI-XIII] (text in Latin), [XIV] (blank), 229, [i] (blank) pp. With occasional performance markings in pencil. First three lines of title printed in violet ink. Small ownership stamp, "D. Gardiner," to upper outer corner of front flyleaf. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and soiled. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Transactions of the Zoological Society of London: Volume 8, Part 2, 1874

      London: The Zoological Society of London, 1874. Hardcover. No jacket. Ex-university library. From Birbeck College, University of London. Contains parts five to nine of volume eight, 1873 to 1874, in library binding. Contains black & white and colour illustrations. Boards and spine are marked and scored. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are bumped and worn. Page block and pages are tanned, marked and creased. Embossed stamps on FEP and first page. Label on BEP. Final illustration plate is partially detached from binding, but remains intact along with other pages. Contents are clear throughout. HCW. hardcover. Acceptable/No Dust Jacket. Ex-Library.

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        Swiss Alps. Lake and Mountain Scenery

      - 24 Originalphotographien auf Tafeln von G. Closs and O. Froehlicher und 48 Textholzstiche. 148 Seiten. Fred. Bruckmann Verlag. Munich and Berlin. 1874. Goldgeprägter Halbleder Prachtband mit Goldschnitt. Kanten und Bünde etwas bestoßen. Innen gut mit wenigen Stockflecken (deutlich weniger als üblich). Großformat 38x29 cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1874 - 1874 Original Paperback Wisden, No Rear Cover, Very Rare.

      1874. Hi, This lot is an 1874 Original Paperback Wisden. It has no rear cover, tape to the spine and in OK to good condition. I was proud to own this book for years (hence how I can offer it at such a low price) but I have now purchased an alternative original so my book is up for sale, the front covers has a square of tape to it and has a lot of marks. The following 20 or so pages have very severe foxing as can be seen in the pictures (please see the video) after that it is clean inside. Tape to the spine and no rear cover but a very rare book, odd dog ear to the rear pages.

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        Viaggio in Ispagna del barone Carlo Davillier. Illustrato da oltre 300 disegni di Gustavo Doré.

      - Milano, F.lli Treves, 1874, in-4 piccolo, leg. edit. in mezzo marocchino rosso con piatti in tela rossa imitante il marocchino, titolo e fregi in oro sul dorso e sul piatto anteriore, tagli dorati, pp. VIII, 623, [1]. Con centinaia di illustrazioni di Gustave Doré: n.t. e a piena pagina f.t. Lievi spellature al dorso e qualche sbiaditura alla tela dei piatti. Alcune fioriture all'interno. Buon esemplare. Prima edizione italiana. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschiedenis en beschrijving van Haarlem.

      Zogvuldig omschreven wandeling door Haarlem en de omgeving door de Haarlemse leraar F.Allan. 1874-1888 Voorzien van fraaie litho's. J.J.van Brederode 4 delen. band redelijk, platen met lichte vochtvlekken. 4º: 512-719-744-751 pp.

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        A Monograph of the Odontoglossum

      London, 1874. Folio. (20 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches). Half-title. 30 hand-coloured lithographed plates by Walter Hood Fitch, printed by Vincent Brooks or Vincent Brooks, Day & Son. 20th-century blue morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, covers panelled in gilt, with fillets and a decorative roll, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in second and third, and with initials 'H.C.S.' and the date '1961' at the foot of the spine, the other compartments with double fillet borders around single large centrally-placed flower tools, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges Provenance: Clare Howard (Corley Castle, Carlisle, early pencil inscription on half title); H.C.S. (binding, dated 1961) A fine copy of the greatest work on the most beautiful of all the high elevation 'cool' orchids - the genus Odontoglossum - illustrated with magnificent plates by 'the most outstanding botanical artist of his day' (Blunt & Stearn 'The Art of Botanical Illustration' [1994] p.265) Bateman intended the work to be made up from "at least a dozen parts" (Introduction), but difficulties in obtaining specimens of the high elevation orchids of Central and South America, led him to complete the work in six parts (with each part containing 5 plates). Fitch's plates represent some of his finest work, executed when he was at the height of his artistic powers. His talents are particularly suited to the depiction of Orchids which allow him to demonstrate his "incredible ability in dealing with complicated botanical structures" (Blunt & Stearn p.264). The Odontoglossum genus was not successfully introduced to Europe until relatively late in the nineteenth century. It had long been known that the genus was rich "in species pre-eminent for the loveliness and delicacy of their flowers" (Introduction), but the mistaken belief on the part of growers that all orchids required hot humid conditions to thrive prevented (with a few accidental exceptions) the successful cultivation of any of the cool orchids. In about 1860 it finally came to be appreciated that the species which lived at high altitudes (Bateman notes that Odontoglossum are not found below 2500 feet) thrive in cool temperatures and dry air. Armed with this information the so-called 'system of cool treatment' was developed by growers (Bateman's input included his Guide to Cool Orchid Growing , published in 1864), and the knowledge that those without an orchid-house could finally enjoy the beauties of the orchid gave fresh impetus to the spread of interest in orchids in general and the Odontoglossum genus in particular. "Extremely variable in their markings, there are over three hundred known species of Odontoglossum in Mexico and South America ... As dealers competed to obtain them, the monetary rewards of 'cornering the market' led to secrecy concerning the native habitats of newly discovered varieties" ( The Orchid observed 20). Bateman notes in the introduction that the explosion of interest in the genus was such that three independent expeditions to New Grenada "found themselves sailing for the same destination in the same steamer on the same errand!" Great Flower Books (1990) p.73; Nissen BBI 88; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 343.

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        Map of the Rutger's Farm As it existed in 1784, Accurately made from reliable data

      New York, 1874. Lithograph with period colour by Louis E. Neuman. Backed on linen with piping along edges, as issued. Creasing in far left and far right sections of map, mildly creased within. Property owner names written in ink in various places. A fascinating look at one of the most valuable properties in New York City The title is a little bit mis-leading, as this is a map of what had been Rutgers Farm but now (i.e. in 1874) being laid out for development. The Rutgers Farm Estate had been one of the largest family owned properties in Manhattan since the 17th century. Its dissolution after the Civil War was a major real estate event. Members of the Rutgers family arrived in Manhattan in 1646, eventually establishing a brewery. The brewery led to the acquisition of farmland, tenants and slaves and resulted in a large fortune. The farm that Hendrick Rutgers left to his four children in a will written in 1784 is the subject of this very interesting New York City map. The property, a portion of which is now beneath the Manhattan Bridge, extended from Catherine Street (named after Catherine Rutgers) to Montgomery Street and from the East River to Division Street (the road that divided Rutgers and De Lancey's properties). Hendrick Rutgers had left the family farmhouse near Chatham Square and built the Rutgers Mansion farther northeast on the property in the late 18th century. As stated or implied on the map, most of the property was passed on to his son, Col. Henry Rutgers, who became one of the greatest landowners in New York City. He never married and his property went to his nephew, William Crosby, who died in 1865. It was in 1867 that the division into lots and building of tenements began, so this map relates to recent events in the neighborhood.. The ownership of the lots has been written in some cases by hand in ink. The name Crosby (for example) is seen frequently among them. Rutgers Farm thus became part of the teeming Lower East Side. Not far from the Five Points, this neighborhood in 1874 would have been quite poor and predominantly Irish. During the 1880's there was an influx of Italian, Eastern European and Russian Jews, Poles, Hungarians and others as the Irish spread out through the city and beyond. What had been Rutgers Farm became part of the greenhouse for the new America. The mapmaker, John Bute Holmes, was a civil engineer and city surveyor. Based on two articles that appeared in the New York Times in 1875, his ethical competence was questionable. It was alleged that he was married to several women at once, compromised a number of others and killed a police officer in a fight over the man's wife, with whom Holmes "had been intimate". He was quite wealthy, which seems to have been the means by which he evaded the claims of justice. Holmes made several maps of large, old New York city properties in development, 21 such maps are in the New York Public Library collection, and it is safe to assume there is a connection between these and his reputed wealth.

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        My Life on the Plains. Or, Personal Experiences with Indians

      New York: Sheldon & Company. Good. 1874. First Edition. Hardcover. Blind embossed blue cloth boards with black and gilt imprint and bison head illustration. Heavily rubbed and bumped corners and edges. Soiling and a few dampstain spots including a lighter area on the lower front. Front signatures pulling. Soil on edges and endpapers with light dampstains on rear endpapers. Former owner's names and inscriptions on first free endpaper and third leaf. Text has soil on a few pages, a few pencil marks, and a few dog-ear creases, with eight plates as called for. First book edition of Custer's memoir, originally serialized in 1872 and published just two years before Custer's death at Little Bighorn. Howes C 981.; B&W Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 256 pp .

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        FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (Near Fine Copy of the First American Edition)

      New York: Henry Holt, 1874. Hardy, Thomas. FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD. New York: Henry Holt, 1874. First American Edition, a volume in Holt's "Leisure Hour Series." A NEAR FINE copy in the publisher's original cream cloth decorated in black; the usual light soil is in evidence and the spine is slightly age-toned, but the volume has virtually no wear. This copy is of particular desirability as it contains the earliest known endpaper ads reading November 17th, 1874 which has in the past suggested precedence over the two-volume London edition published on November 23rd, 1874. Although Purdy (p. 17) reminds us all that dated advertisements can never be entirely reliable as bibliographic points, the compelling possibility of precedence (which Purdy doesn't entirely rule out) combined with the extreme rarity of the two-volume English first edition in original cloth makes this one of the author's most sought after first American editions. Not a difficult book to find in poor condition but virtually impossible to find this nice: this is the second best example we've handled in 25 years of specializing in Hardy first editions. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell case. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine.

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        ??????. [Yochi shinzu furoku]. [Supplementary to the Map of the World].

      Kyoto, Osaka, and Tokyo: ?????? [Katumura Jihei], ????? [Yanahara Kihei], ????? [Kitahata Mohei] et al.. 1874.. 2 volumes published to accompany the Japanese translation of German cartographer Hermann Berghaus's work "Chart of the World". Movable paper wheel showing the earth's orbit, 3 double page copper engraved colour maps, black and white maps and illustrations. Bound in Japanese 5 hole stab binding. Yellow paper covers little soiled and marked, title labels upper cover. Small damp stain upper margin a few leaves, light even browning, a pleasing set of a scarce set. The chapters of the first volume include, all in Japanese, "On maps" (Chapter Two), "Quick Time Chart in Different Places" (Chapter Three), "Five Zones of the Earth" (Chapter Four), "Zones Differentiated by Temperature" (Chapter Five), "Distribution of Metal, Mountain ranges, Volcanos, and High and Low Lands" (Chapter Six), "Comparison of High Mountains and Great Rivers" (Chapter Ten), "Comparison in Size of Lakes" (Chapter Twelve), and "Comparison in Size of Various Islands" (Chapter Thirteen). The chapters of the second volume include "Races and Distribution" (Chapter Nineteen), "Chart of Populations of Big Cities" (Chapter Twenty), and "Chart of Sea Routes and Distances for Mail Steamers and Sailing Ships" (Chapter Twenty-three). The translator Nurata Fumio (better known as Nomura Fumio, the name he used in later life after his divorce), was an interesting man in his own right. He was born the son of a ophthalmologist in the then feudal domain of Hiroshima. From an early age he was interested in learning and through his knowledge of Dutch he studied the West and in particular Western medicine. He lived in England between 1865 and 68. Shortly after his return in 1870 he began work for the Meiji government as an engineer a job he held until 1877. In his later career he became interested in journalism and published Dandan Chinbun, a popular journal of political satire. In 1869 he published Seiyo Kenbunroku [Travels to the West], which introduced the Western world to Japan in the early Meiji period and in 1889 he was one of the founders of Nihon Shinbun. .

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        A Syllabic Dictionary of the Chinese Language; arranged according to the Wu-Fang Yuen Yin with the Pronunciation of the Characters as heard in Peking, Canton, Amoy, and Shanghai

      Shanghai: American Presbyterian Mission Press. Very Good. 1874. 1st. Half morocco. Handsomely bound in half cauliflower blue morocco, five gilt-ruled raised bands, marbled boards & end-papers, top edge gilt. Binder's name to foot of spine. ; Thick quarto 10.5 x 9 in; Lxxxiv, 1252 pages .

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        (Araldica) GIORNALE araldico - genealogico - diplomatico italiano compilato da una società di araldisti e genealogisti e diretto da G.B. Crollanza

      (Araldica) GIORNALE araldico - genealogico - diplomatico italiano compilato da una società di araldisti e genealogisti e diretto da G.B. Crollanza. Anno 1873 - 1874. Tomo primo. Anno 1874 - 1875 - Tomo secondo. Fermo - Pisa 1874 - 75. 2 volumi in - 8° grande, m. pergamena. (2), 388, (2) pp.; (2), 420, (2) pp. Numerose illustrazioni di stemmi e alberi genealogici n.t. Spreti - Degli Azzi, 1788: >. E' possibile effettuare un piccolo sconto. Uff. Mob. 2

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        The Life of a Sportsman. By Nimrod

      [by J. Ogden and Co for] George Routledge and Sons, and L.C. Gent, London 1874 - Frontispiece, additional engraved title, and 36 plates by Henry Alken, all with original hand-colouring. Large 8vo. [260 x 160 x 51 mm]. vi, [ii], 402, [2] pp. Original binding by Westley (with their ticket) of red cloth, the front cover and spine blocked in gilt and black, yellow endleaves. Corners a little bumped and headcaps slightly frayed. A fine copy of a sporting classic, first published in 1842. Bookplate of Oliver Collett.

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        AMERICAN NOTES FOR GENERAL CIRCULATION And PICTURES FROM ITALY

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1874. A very handsomely bound and illustrated edition of the two travel works published together. With eight original engraved illustrations on plates by Marcus Stone, four in each of the two titles. 8vo, in fine three-quarter scarlet crushed morocco over red cloth-covered boards, the spine with raised bands ruled in blind, two compartments gilt lettered, page edges marbled, back and corner-pieces ruled in blind. viii, 506 pp. A very handsome volume, the fine binding essentially perfect and apparently near as mint and unopened, the prelims only with the lightest trace of mild spotting, otherwise the text clean and near pristine. AN ATTRACTIVE COMBINED EDITION OF DICKENS? TWO POPULAR TRAVEL NARRATIVES. AMERICAN NOTES is Dickens? rendering of his journeys in the United States. He went as far West as St. Louis and describes the people and characteristics of many of the cities and towns along the way, including Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Cincinnati. PICTURES FROM ITALY is a beautiful reminiscence of a tour through Italy as it could only be told by one of England?s greatest writers. Dickens provides for the armchair traveler a descriptive journey through some of the most scenic areas and cities in Italy and France. Dickens? poetic and descriptive style, made famous in his many novels, is well suited to these two travel logs.

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        From the Earth to the Moon.

      New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1874. First American edition. Octavo, original publisher's terra-cotta cloth pictorially stamped in gilt and black over bevelled boards. Illustrated with 80 wood-engraved plates. The verso of title page advertises a single Verne title, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth priced at $2.00. First hardcover (and first combined) American edition. In near fine condition, with light rubbing to the foot and crown, with the spine gilt bright. Originally published as De la Terre a la Lune in French in 1865 and translated by Louis Mercier and Eleanor E. King. A very nice example. Jules Verne is widely held as "one of the two founding fathers of science fiction--the other being H.G. Wells" (Clute & Nicholls, 1275). Written almost a century before the flights of the astronauts, Jules Verne's prophetic novel of man's race to the stars is a classic adventure tale enlivened by broad satire and scientific acumen. From the Earth to the Moon is "the first interplanetary novel to focus on the technical and organizational preparations for the voyage, using the actual blast-off as a climax, introducing thereby a new narrative realism... And a Trip Around It continues the story by describing the experiences of the intrepid voyagers as they observe the Moon en passant before a slingshot effect hurls them earthward again. The couplet is one of the definitive foundation stones of the science fiction genre" (Barron:II:1180).

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        Around The World In Eighty Days.

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. 1874, 1874. Second illustrated US edition after the stultifyingly scarce withdrawn 1873 issue with all the flakey spine problems. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth gilt, lavishly embossed and aggressively bevelled, every Verne first bar one or two seemingly having been designed to serve back up use as either a bludgeoning weapon or some sort of makeshift armour. Scuffed to extremities, cloth worn to corners and with some fraying and softening to spine ends. Solid, strong and bright, lacking all the normal wobbling and splaying that occurs in books where the boards are made of wrought iron and the weight of gilt alone would sink your average submarine. Internally clean and fresh, with some staining to the prelims, including a pale splodge to the upper edge of the title page. Brown endpapers, some small chipping to the edge of the flyleaf. A thoroughly respectable copy, perhaps a touch threadbare in places but entirely capable of a few more balloon trips. Illustrated throughout as if French engravers had just been decided extra needy and been made the recipients of some sort of enormous government subsidy, page after page of illustration. There's no adventure that doesn't have its feet somewhere in Verne, and this one is probably second only to 20,000 Leagues for sheer staying power and continuous appeal. A very good copy.

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        The LIFE Of CHARLES DICKENS

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1874. 1st edition. Early 20th C. 3/4 green morocco bindings, by Root & Sons, with green cloth boards. Gilt decorated spine, with 5 raised bands. TEG. Grey marbled paper eps. Minor extremity wear. Bookplate ["The Haldersons"] in each volume. Occasional spot of foxing. All-in-all, an attractive Nr Fine set.. 3 volumes. 8vo.

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        Beiträge zur Geschichte der Deutschen Sprache und Literatur. Herausgegeben von Hermann Paul und Wilhelm Braune etc.

      Halle, Niemeyer, 1874-1948. - ISSN: 0323-424x. Titel rückseitig gestempelt. Buchrücken teils mit handschriftlicher Bibliothekssignatur. Band 16 Johnson Reprint. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 60000 8°. Halbleineneinbände (62), Halbledereinbände (5) und Leineneinbände (2)

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        FROM THE CLOUDS TO THE MOUNTAINS. COMPRISING NARRATIVES OF STRANGE ADVENTURES BY AIR, LAND, AND WATER . Translated by A. L. Alger .

      Boston: William F. Gill and Company, 1874 - Octavo, pp. [1-2] 3-5 [6] 7-285 [286: blank], fly leaf at front, five inserted plates, original pictorial terra cotta cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, slate coated endpapers. First U.S. edition? Collects "A Drama in Mid-Air" (a.k.a. "A Drama in the Air"), "Dr. Ox's Hobby" (a.k.a. "Dr. Ox's Experiment"), "Master Zachary" (a.k.a. "Master Zacharius") and "A Winter Among the Ice-Fields (a.k.a. "A Winter Amid the Ice") by Verne, and "Fortieth French Ascent of Mont Blanc" by Paul Verne. Apparently the only edition with English translation by A. L. Alger. This edition, mostly likely unauthorized, may have preceded the "authorized" 1874 Osgood edition published as DR. OX'S EXPERIMENT AND OTHER STORIES. The Gill edition was advertised as "now ready" on 11 July 1874. The Osgood edition, with contents translated by George M. Towle, was published in late June or early July 1874. Both American editions preceded Sampson Low's British edition which was published in November 1874. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2232. Bleiler (1978), p. 199. Reginald 14624. Myers 16. Taves and Michaluk V012. Early gift inscription dated 16 July 1874 on the front flyleaf. A very bright, fine copy. A stunning copy of a handsome production. (#149850) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Chinese Reader's Manual: A Handbook of Biographical, Historical, Mythological, and General Literary Reference

      Shanghai: American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1874 - First edition, first printing. Small octavo, 21.9*15.4cm, xxiv+440p. Some general wear and rubbing to outer covers, otherwise a very good copy now protected in plastic dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life of a Sportsman.

      London, George Routledge and Sons, and L. C. Gent, 1874. 4°. Mit 38 (inkl. Titel) kolor. Aquatintatafeln von Henry Alken. VI S., 1 Bl., 402 S., 1 Bl., Roter illustr. OLwd.-Bd. Seltene zweite, um zwei Tafeln vermehrte Ausgabe. - „Considered by many to be the premier coloured plate sporting book in the 19th century, by others as sharing this honour with Jorrocks\'s Jaunts“ (Tooley). - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen, sonst gutes, tlw. unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar aus der Bibliothek des Publizisten und Aeronauten Victor Silberer, der selbst zahlr. Handbücher zu verschiedenen Sportarten herausgab. - Tooley 65; Schwerdt I, 37. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Nimrod, The Life of a Sportsman, Apperley, Alken, Sport

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        Das \"Va Banque!\" Louis Napoleons III. oder Der Kampf mit Deutschlands Erbfeind. Gedenkbuch des Krieges mit Frankreich im Jahre 1870. Dem deutschen Volke gewidmet.

      Dresden (Münchmeyer), ca 1874. 24,5 x 20 cm 600 S. mit 24 farblithographischen Tafeln und der rotgetönten Titelseite. HLn der Zeit. Einband stärker gebräunt und am Rücken angeplatzt, Innendeckel mit Namenseintragungen, Titelseite mit Blutspur und Stempel der Leipziger Kunsthandlung Thust, die ersten 10 Blatt am Rand etwas lädiert, sonst an der Ecke durchgängig fingerspurig, eine Lage leicht ausgebunden, zwei Tafeln fleckig, es fehlen die Seiten 3 - 6 und ebenfalls die Seiten nach Seite 600. Erstausgabe des Freundes und Knastkumpans von Karl May. Julius Eduard Maximilian Dittrich (10.6.1844 - 10..5.1917) war Hauslehrer, Journalist und ab 1870 Redakteur verschiedener Zeitungen in Dresden. Da der frühere kaufmännische Angestellte vom 13.7.1866 - 13.1.1868 wegen Betrugs und Unterschlagung in Schloss Osterstein inhaftiert war, kannten sich May und Dittrich vermutlich bereits aus dieser Zeit. (May sass ab 14.6.1865 ebendort ein.) Das umfangreiche und detaillierte Werk zum Deutsch-Französischen Krieg stellt wohl einen Vorgänger zum 1889 bei Münchmeyer erschienenen Prachtband dar. Eindrucksvoll die farbstarken Lithos von: Preußischen Ulanen bei Rheinheim, Forbach nach der Einnahme der Preußen, Saarbrücken während der Beschießung durch die Franzosen, Eroberung der ersten Mitrailleuse durch die Bayern, Vernichtung der französischen Kürassiere bei Wörth, Erstürmung von Weißenburg, Ansicht von Pont a Mousson, Schlacht bei Vionville, Demolirte Batterie in Straßburg, Preußische Batterie vor Metz, Schlacht bei Belfort, deutsche Truppen überfallen Garibaldianer, Ankunft des Kaisers in Frankfurt, Pflanzung der Friedenseiche in München. Die Datierung erfolgte auf Grund einer handschriftlichen Eintragung auf dem Innendeckel. Der Titel ist in deutschen Bibliotheken nicht bekannt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        The Life of a Sportsman

      London George Routledge and Sons 1874. VG : in Very Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed. Corners bumped and with minor wear. Spine sunned. Some light foxing to prelims - otherwise contents clean and bright. Heraldic bookplate to front pastedown. Previous owner's insc to fep First Edition Red/gilt hardback cloth cover with gilt equestrian motif 260mm x 160mm (10" x 6"). vi, 402pp. 38 hand-coloured coloured lithographic illustrations, some tipped in.

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        The Narrinyeri. An Account of the Tribes of South Australian Aborigines inhabiting the Country around the Lakes Alexandrina, Albert, and Coorong, and the Lower Part of the River Murray: their Manners and Customs, also an Account of the Mission at Port Macleay

      Adelaide, J.T. Shawyer, Printer, 1874 - Octavo, iv, [ii], 107 pages plus a frontispiece (an original albumen paper photograph, 184 x 113 mm). Recent quarter calf and marbled papered boards (with the binder's stamp of Bayntun of Bath); rear board slightly bowed; margins of the frontispiece mount a little chipped and discoloured; one page a little marked; a very good copy. The frontispiece, a Townsend Duryea photograph, is a composite of five numbered oval portraits; the identification key is printed on the verso of the title page. The blank recto of its mount has the contemporary ownership details of 'T R Sumner / Goolwa / July 1874' and other details dated 1979. In pencil in an early hand, upside down at the foot of this page, is a timeless quotation from the Book of Psalms: 'Is not the heathen to be given, even the uttermost part of the earth for his possession'. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        Eigenh. Tantiemenrechnung mit Eigentumsrechtsvermerk und U.

      O. O., 1874. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Tantiemenrechnung für u. a. „Martha" und „Alessandro Stradella" in Deutschland, „L’ombre’ in Paris sowie einige Etüden. Weiters mit mehrzeiligem Vermerk zum Eigentumsrecht „der Melodie folgender Composition: ‚Der Blumen Rache’ Ged. v. Freiligrath", das er „auf immer währende Zeit für Deutschland u. Österreich an H. Hugo Bock Hof. Mus. Handlung Berlin" überträgt.

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        Lake And Mountain Scenery From The Swiss Alps. Twenty-Four Photographs From Original Oil-Paintings By G.Closs And O.Froelicher, And Forty-Eight Woodcuts By G.Roux. With Text By

      London: Frederick Bruckmann [Printed at the Chiswick Press by Whittingham & Wilkins], 1874., 1874. folio. pp. 3 p.l., 148, [1 leaf]. with half-title. title in red & black with wood-engraved vignette. 24 mounted photographs. 49 wood-engraved text illus. several headpieces & decorative initials. original roan-backed cloth, decoratively stamped in black & gilt, all edges gilt (spine rubbed, cloth bit spotted, edges & corners worn, some scattered foxing, generally light but heavier on first plate & adjacent leaf). business card of Ziegler & Cie., ?diteurs, Paris. First Edition of Bonney's English text. The photographs of original oil paintings executed by G.Closs and O.Fr?licher in the Oberland district of the Alps together with the wood engravings by G.Roux were originally published in Germany accompanied by a German text written by H.A.Berlepsch. This English version is not a translation from the German but is drawn up mainly from Bonney's notes and recollections of tours made through various parts of the district on five occasions between 1858 and 1874 and from his previously published Alpine Regions (1868). Neate B136.. F. Hardcover.

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        Around The World In Eighty Days.

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. 1874, 1874. Second illustrated US edition after the stultifyingly scarce withdrawn 1873 issue with all the flakey spine problems. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth gilt, lavishly embossed and aggressively bevelled, every Verne first bar one or two seemingly having been designed to serve back up use as either a bludgeoning weapon or some sort of makeshift armour. Scuffed to extremities, cloth worn to corners and with some fraying and softening to spine ends. Solid, strong and bright, lacking all the normal wobbling and splaying that occurs in books where the boards are made of wrought iron and the weight of gilt alone would sink your average submarine. Internally clean and fresh, with some staining to the prelims, including a pale splodge to the upper edge of the title page. Brown endpapers, some small chipping to the edge of the flyleaf. A thoroughly respectable copy, perhaps a touch threadbare in places but entirely capable of a few more balloon trips. Illustrated throughout as if French engravers had just been decided extra needy and been made the recipients of some sort of enormous government subsidy, page after page of illustration. There's no adventure that doesn't have its feet somewhere in Verne, and this one is probably second only to 20,000 Leagues for sheer staying power and continuous appeal. A very good copy.

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