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        Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours - Le Docteur Ox

      1874. relié. Bon état. Hetzel, 1874. In/4 reliure éditeur en percaline rouge dite "A l'obus", doré trois tranches, 211 et 217 p. Coiffes amorties avec usures ; usures également sur les bords du cartonnage et sur les coins ; rares rousseurs éparses, coutures solides. Rare cartonage a l'obus Biblio Jauzac p. 197.

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        Original Gelatin-Silver Printed Photograph of a Child Shucking Oysters by Lewis W. Hine

      New York: National Child Labor Committee. ca. 1910s. Paperback. Near Fine. Original photograph by Lewis W. Hine, printed utilizing the gelatin-silver method prevalent in the 1880s-1950s, of a child worker shucking oysters. Measures 7 by 4.5 and has been professionally matted. Near fine, with only mild edge wear. Lewis W. Hine (1874-1940) became the photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) in 1908. Over the next decade he traveled the country, documenting children at work to aid the NCLC's lobbying efforts against the practice. This photograph was taken for the NCLC, and bears their record number on the verso. An interesting piece of photographic and labor history. Digital images available upon request.

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        Albert Einstein. Original-Lithographie von Eugene Spiro.

      . 50x40 cm. Von Eugen Spiro handsigniert. Signatur von Einstein lithographiert. Unbeschnitten.. Eugen Spiro 1874-1972 war ein bekannter Porträtmaler seiner Zeit. Erst nach seiner Emigration nach New York im Jahr 1941 gelang es ihm, Einstein zu einer Portraitsitzung zu gewinnen. - Von dieser Lithographie existieren keine von Albert Einstein im Original signierte Blätter.

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        Neue Apparate zur Bestimmung des Brechungs- und Zerstreuungsvermögens fester und flüssiger Körper.

      . Jena. Z. Naturw., 8. - Jena, Mauke's Verlag, 1874, 8°, 1874, 8°, (4), 79, (1) pp., 7 Fig., 1 gefalt. von Ernst Abbe gezeichnete lith. Tafel mit 6 Figuren mit zahlr. Details, Halbleinenband d.Zt.; ExLibris u. St. v. Hubert de Martin.. ERNST ABBE DESIGNED THE FIRST REFRACTOMETER ! - - Erster Buchausgabe - "Aus der Jenaischen Zeitschrift für Naturwissenschaft besonders abgedruckt". - - Ernst Abbe (1840-1905) hatte "bereits 1872 in einem Vortrag vor der medizinisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft zu Jena und im August des gleichen Jahres auf der 45. Versammlung deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte in Leipzig sein Refraktometer der Fachwelt vorstellte. Abbe selbst beschrieb dieses Instrument zur Flüssigkeitsmessung erstmalig ausführlich 1874 und gab dabei die Entstehungszeit mit 1869 an: "Ich habe diese Methode... seit dem Jahre 1869, zuerst zur Bestimmung von Balsamen und Harzen benutzt und zu ihrer bequemen Anwendung besondere Apparate - Refractometer - construiert, durch welche es möglich gemacht wird, bei jeder flüssigen oder halbflüssigen Substanz den Brechungsexponenten und, wenn nötig, auch die Dispersion, durch die einfachsten Manipulationen zu bestimmen. Dabei genügt ein einziger Tropfen der betreffenden Flüssigkeit, die in dickeren Schichten beliebig undurchsichtig sein kann. Die ganze Beobachtung besteht in einer einzigen kunstlosen Einstellung und in der nachfolgenden Ablesung an einem Gradbogen oder an einer Mikrometerscala, welche Ablesung den gesuchten Brechungsexponenten unmittelbar, d.h. ohne jede Rechnung, ergibt. - Im Folgenden gebe ich die ausführliche Beschreibung dieses Refractometers in drei voneinander abweichenden, verschiedenen Zwecken angepaßten Formen. Schließlich sei noch bemerkt, daß alle in diesem Aufsatz beschriebenen Apparate in der optischen Werkstatt des Herrn CARL ZEISS in Jena zu wiederholten Malen ausgeführt und die meisten davon auch schon seit einigen Jahren, sowohl von mir wie von Anderen, im wirklichen Gebrauch erprobt worden sind." - Wie sahen nun diese ersten Refraktometer aus? "Nach ABBE's Beschreibung von 1874 besitzen sie alle die Merkmale, die ein Refraktometer zur Messung des Grenzwinkels auszeichnen: Meßprisma (bzw. Doppelprisma) zum Kontakt mit der Probe, Fernrohr zur Beobachtung der Grenzlinie, Vorrichtung zur Winkelmessung und evtl, einen Kompensator zur Beseitigung der Farbränder an der Grenzlinie. Dabei ist interessant, festzustellen, daß die ersten Refraktometer sich noch stark an die von Spektrometern her gewohnte Art der Messung anlehnen: Zwischen die beiden polierten Hypotenusenflächen eines auf geschnittenen Glasblocks wird die Probeflüssigkeit als dünne planparallele Schicht eingebracht. Ihre Brechzahl sei kleiner als die des Glases. Wird der Glasblock von einem Kollimator beleuchtet, so erkennt man bei nicht zu großem Einfallswinkel d den Kollimatorspalt, im Unendlichen liegend, genau so, wie wenn der Glasblock keine Flüssigkeitsschicht in sich bergen würde. Überschreitet aber d den Grenzwinkel der Totalreflexion, der durch das Verhältnis der Brechzahlen von Glas und Flüssigkeit festgelegt ist, so wird das Doppelprisma vollkommen undurchsichtig. Durch Umkehrung des Strahlenganges kam Abbe zu noch einfacheren Formen. Er ließ die Beleuchtung diffus, von einer ausgedehnten Lichtquelle, erfolgen und der Kollimator wurde nach Ansetzen eines Okulars zum Beobachtungsfernrohr. Bei dieser Anordnung läßt sich der Hell-Dunkel- Übergang noch besser beobachten, wenn man den ursprünglichen Kollimator-spalt herausnimmt und zum Zwecke der genauen Meßeinstellung durch ein Strichkreuz ersetzt. Selbstverständlich hat Abbe die Dispersionswirkung bei diesen Anordnungen untersucht und ist ihr in sehr geschickter Weise begegnet. Er benutzte ein aus mehreren Prismen zusammengesetztes, um die Fernrohrachse drehbares 'Amici'sches Prisma', das für Natrium-Licht geradsichtig ist, aber für alle anderen Farben je nach seiner Stellung eine Ablenkung ergibt. Dieser 'Kompensator' war zuerst unmittelbar hinter dem Okular, also zunächst dem Auge angebracht, aber schon im 'großen Abbe-Refraktometer' von 1874 ist er vor das Fernrohrobjektiv gesetzt und mit einer Skala zur Messung des Drehwinkels versehen worden. Der Teilkreis der Refraktometer war von Anfang an nicht in Winkelgraden, sondern direkt in Brechzahlen geteilt. Dies war möglich einmal durch die berechenbare Beziehung zwischen Winkeldehnung und Brechzahl der Probe, die durch die Eigenschaften des Meßprismas festgelegt ist, und zum anderen durch die hohe Empfindlichkeit, die eine Noniusanzeige überflüssig machte. Abbe hat zugleich mit der Beschreibung des Gerätes eine genaue Anleitung für das praktische Messen sowohl für die Brechzahl nD als auch für die mittlere Dispersion nF - nC angegeben. Damit lag die vollständige Konzeption für das Abbe-Refraktometer in einer Form vor, in der auch heute noch Abbe-Refraktometer - wenn auch in technisch wesentlich verbesserter Ausführung gebaut werden... - In den Jahren zwischen 1874 und 1889 finden wir keine weiteren wesentlichen Weiterentwicklungen der vorhandenen Refraktometer. Der Grund ist leicht erklärlich: Für Abbe selbst waren die Refraktometer Mittel zum Zwecke der Prüfung von Gläsern für die Mikroskop-Objektive, Immersionsflüssigkeiten usw., also in jedem Falle Werkstattprüfgeräte bzw. zweckgebundene Forschungsgeräte. Die von ihm entworfenen Modelle erfüllten diesen Zweck in bequemster Weise. Er hatte für Weiterentwicklungen in dieser Richtung keine Veranlassung und infolgedessen auch keine Zeit in Anbetracht seiner Verpflichtungen als Universitätslehrer und als Wissenschaftler des inzwischen (1890) über 400 Beschäftigte zählenden Jena-Betriebes." - - Mit solchen Instrumenten ... "untersuchte Abbe die Brechungseigenschaften verschiedener Flüssigkeiten, die in Versuchsausführungen von Mikro-Objektiven mit Flüssigkeiten verwendet wurden und damit die später eingeführten Apochromate vorbereiteten." E.H. Schmitz, Handbuch Geschichte der Optik, 3/B: Das XIX. Jahrhunder oder vom Pröbeln zum Rechnen (1983), Refraktometer - Interferometer, pp.681-689

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        Dr. Ox's Experiment, and other stories

      London: Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & SEarle, 1874 VG+, 1874, 1st ed, 59 illustrations. In modern blue cloth, gilt tooling and titles to spine. Internally, new endpapers, a.e.g., frontis, [3], (iv-xi), [1], [1], 2-332 pp, 59 illust, printed by Gilbert and Rivington, St John's Square, London. Stories are: Doctor Ox's Experiment. Master Zacharius. A Drama in the Air. A Winter amid the Ice. and Ascent of Mont Blanc.

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        TRAITÉ DE LA CONSTRUCTION DES PONTS ET VIADUCS en pierre, en charpente et en métal pour routes, canaux et chemins de fer avec un appendice pour la construction des souterrains.

      - Paris, Dunod, 1874, 25x32cm (in-folio). Ouvrage en 6 parties reliées en 3 volumes (1891 pages). Complet avec les tables. Reliures en demi basane havane. Dos lisses, portant titre, auteur et tomaison en lettres dorées. Plats recouverts de papier marbré. Richement illustré de dessins et tableaux dans le texte. Quelques rousseurs et frottements sur les reliures sinon exemplare solide, envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A SEVEN MONTHS' RUN, UP, AND DOWN, AND AROUND THE WORLD.

      A JOURNEY TO YOKOHAMA, YEDO, HONG KONG, PEKING & CANTON New York 1874, - Appleton. Green cloth, very good, 375p., map.FIRST EDITION. S C A R C E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Le Livre des sonnets. Dix dizains de sonnets choisis [Avec] Le Livre des ballades. Soixante ballades choisies

      Alphonse Lemerre 1874 - - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1874 et 1876, 12,5x19,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Reliures de l'époque en demi-chagrin havane, dos à nerfs ornés d'un chiffre doré répété, tête dorée sur témoin, exemplaire à toutes marges. Le Livre des sonnets regroupe cent sonnets des meilleurs poètes français (Louise Labé, Ronsard, Du Bellay, Corneille, La Fontaine, Nerval, Baudelaire, etc.) et s'ouvre sur une Histoire du sonnet de Charles Asselineau. Le Livre des ballades regroupe soixante ballades choisies dans le répertoire de divers auteurs anciens et contemporains tels Chartier, Crétin, Christine de Piasan, Jacques Villon, La Fontaine, Clément Marot, Théodore de Banville, etc. Exemplaires reliés au chiffre de Roger de Cormenin (1854-1918), dont le père, Louis, était l'ami rouennais de Flaubert. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Binders of the time in havana half shagreen, back with nerves decorated with a repeated figure golden, gilded head on witness copy wide-margined. The book gathers hundred sonnets sonnets of the best French poets (Louise Labé, Ronsard, Du Bellay, Corneille, La Fontaine, Nerval, Baudelaire, etc.) and opens with a history of Charles Asselineau sonnet. The book includes seventy ballads ballads chosen from the repertoire of various ancient and contemporary authors such Chartier, Cretin, Christine Piasan, Jacques Villon, La Fontaine, Clément Marot, Théodore de Banville, etc. Copies linked to the figure of Roger de Cormenin (1854-1918), whose father, Louis, was the friend of Flaubert Rouen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Frozen Deep and Other Stories

      Richard Bentley and Son, London 1874 - First edition, with half-titles. viii, 248; [ii], vi, 282, [2, ads] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Parrish & Miller, pp. 61-4; Sadleir 581; Wolff 1353 Full blue polished calf, gilt spine, with red morocco title labels, t.e.g., by Riviere & Son. Light shelfwear, repairs to spine labels on vol. II viii, 248; [ii], vi, 282, [2, ads] pp. 2 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        DESPERATE REMEDIES (First American Edition)

      New York: Henry Holt, 1874. Hardy, Thomas. DESPERATE REMEDIES. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1874. First American Edition of Hardy's first novel, in the primary binding of original publisher's cream cloth (rather than mustard yellow cloth). This copy also has the endpaper ads in their first state, dated March 17, 1874 (the month of publication). The three-volume London first edition is extremely rare, making this an opportunity to acquire a relevant first edition of Hardy's first published title at a reasonable price. A VERY GOOD copy, some light browning to its spine and a bit of wear to one corner, plus the usual light soil inevitable to this pale binding. Vintage custom slipcase.. First American Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

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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. - 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., Éditeurs, Paris. First Edition of Bonney's English text. The photographs of original oil paintings executed by G.Closs and O.Frölicher 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Quatrevingt-treize EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1874. Fine. Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1874, 14x23cm, 3 volumes reliés. - First edition without edition statement. Binders half shagreen cherry back with five bands decorated with gilt double boxes adorned with decorative gold, dotted with golden heads and tails, small traces of minor friction on the back, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper the tank, lower corner blunt, slice a few snags, romantic bindings of the time. Rare spots. Pleasant copy without edition statement, prepared in pretty binding time. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sans mention d'édition. Reliures en demi chagrin cerise, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs décoratifs dorés, pointillés dorés en têtes et en queues, petites traces de frottements sans gravité sur les dos, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un coin inférieur émoussé, quelques accrocs un tranche, reliures romantiques de l'époque. Rares rousseurs. Agréable exemplaire, sans mention d'édition, établi en jolie reliure du temps.

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        CARRIER'S ADDRESS TO THE PATRONS OF THE "NASSAU TIMES." THE CARRIER'S INTERVIEW WITH THE DEPARTED KING 1873 [caption title]

      [Nassau. 1874].. 4pp. Folio, on a folded sheet. Old folds. Slight separation at some folds. Lightly soiled. About very good. The first carrier's address issued by the NASSAU TIMES, which began publication in 1873, published to commemorate the end of the year. A long poem, surrounded by a decorative border, runs the length of four folio pages, commenting on local and international news items, including the financial panic of 1873 in the United States. The poem reads, in part: "And few words speak of Uncle Sam, / - The world's renowned Republic - / No other land, whose shores are on / Atlantic or Pacific, / Can celebrate, like Jonathan's, / A great Commercial panic. / That boasted love for go-ahead, / That reckless speculation, / Too oft involve and bring about / The ruin of a Nation. / Such an event occurred last month, / - You've doubtless heard the story - / How great Banks burst, and others stopped, / And ruined half the Country. / But Yankees soon forget their woes, / (National characteristic) / Begin again, and sow the seeds / Of next Commercial Panic." Only two institutions list holdings for the newspaper in OCLC - the Library of Congress and the British Library. No copies of this address in OCLC or ABPC.

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        Neue Apparate zur Bestimmung des Brechungs- und Zerstreuungsvermögens fester und flüssiger Körper.

      - Jena. Z. Naturw., 8. - Jena, Mauke's Verlag, 1874, 8°, 1874, 8°, (4), 79, (1) pp., 7 Fig., 1 gefalt. von Ernst Abbe gezeichnete lith. Tafel mit 6 Figuren mit zahlr. Details, Halbleinenband d.Zt.; ExLibris u. St. v. Hubert de Martin. ERNST ABBE DESIGNED THE FIRST REFRACTOMETER ! - - Erster Buchausgabe - "Aus der Jenaischen Zeitschrift für Naturwissenschaft besonders abgedruckt". - - Ernst Abbe (1840-1905) hatte "bereits 1872 in einem Vortrag vor der medizinisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft zu Jena und im August des gleichen Jahres auf der 45. Versammlung deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte in Leipzig sein Refraktometer der Fachwelt vorstellte. Abbe selbst beschrieb dieses Instrument zur Flüssigkeitsmessung erstmalig ausführlich 1874 und gab dabei die Entstehungszeit mit 1869 an: "Ich habe diese Methode. seit dem Jahre 1869, zuerst zur Bestimmung von Balsamen und Harzen benutzt und zu ihrer bequemen Anwendung besondere Apparate - Refractometer - construiert, durch welche es möglich gemacht wird, bei jeder flüssigen oder halbflüssigen Substanz den Brechungsexponenten und, wenn nötig, auch die Dispersion, durch die einfachsten Manipulationen zu bestimmen. Dabei genügt ein einziger Tropfen der betreffenden Flüssigkeit, die in dickeren Schichten beliebig undurchsichtig sein kann. Die ganze Beobachtung besteht in einer einzigen kunstlosen Einstellung und in der nachfolgenden Ablesung an einem Gradbogen oder an einer Mikrometerscala, welche Ablesung den gesuchten Brechungsexponenten unmittelbar, d.h. ohne jede Rechnung, ergibt. - Im Folgenden gebe ich die ausführliche Beschreibung dieses Refractometers in drei voneinander abweichenden, verschiedenen Zwecken angepaßten Formen. Schließlich sei noch bemerkt, daß alle in diesem Aufsatz beschriebenen Apparate in der optischen Werkstatt des Herrn CARL ZEISS in Jena zu wiederholten Malen ausgeführt und die meisten davon auch schon seit einigen Jahren, sowohl von mir wie von Anderen, im wirklichen Gebrauch erprobt worden sind." - Wie sahen nun diese ersten Refraktometer aus? "Nach ABBE's Beschreibung von 1874 besitzen sie alle die Merkmale, die ein Refraktometer zur Messung des Grenzwinkels auszeichnen: Meßprisma (bzw. Doppelprisma) zum Kontakt mit der Probe, Fernrohr zur Beobachtung der Grenzlinie, Vorrichtung zur Winkelmessung und evtl, einen Kompensator zur Beseitigung der Farbränder an der Grenzlinie. Dabei ist interessant, festzustellen, daß die ersten Refraktometer sich noch stark an die von Spektrometern her gewohnte Art der Messung anlehnen: Zwischen die beiden polierten Hypotenusenflächen eines auf geschnittenen Glasblocks wird die Probeflüssigkeit als dünne planparallele Schicht eingebracht. Ihre Brechzahl sei kleiner als die des Glases. Wird der Glasblock von einem Kollimator beleuchtet, so erkennt man bei nicht zu großem Einfallswinkel d den Kollimatorspalt, im Unendlichen liegend, genau so, wie wenn der Glasblock keine Flüssigkeitsschicht in sich bergen würde. Überschreitet aber d den Grenzwinkel der Totalreflexion, der durch das Verhältnis der Brechzahlen von Glas und Flüssigkeit festgelegt ist, so wird das Doppelprisma vollkommen undurchsichtig. Durch Umkehrung des Strahlenganges kam Abbe zu noch einfacheren Formen. Er ließ die Beleuchtung diffus, von einer ausgedehnten Lichtquelle, erfolgen und der Kollimator wurde nach Ansetzen eines Okulars zum Beobachtungsfernrohr. Bei dieser Anordnung läßt sich der Hell-Dunkel- Übergang noch besser beobachten, wenn man den ursprünglichen Kollimator-spalt herausnimmt und zum Zwecke der genauen Meßeinstellung durch ein Strichkreuz ersetzt. Selbstverständlich hat Abbe die Dispersionswirkung bei diesen Anordnungen untersucht und ist ihr in sehr geschickter Weise begegnet. Er benutzte ein aus mehreren Prismen zusammengesetztes, um die Fernrohrachse drehbares 'Amici'sches Prisma', das für Natrium-Licht geradsichtig ist, aber für alle anderen Farben je nach seiner Stellung eine Ablenkung ergibt. Dieser 'Kompensator' war zuerst . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrazione Italiana 1874 jusqu'a 1921. Au totale 87 volumes.

      1874 - 1921,. in-folio, reliure en d.- cuir bibliotheque / d.-toile.. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Ismailïa: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade

      1874. first edition. Sir Samuel Baker's IsmailïaBAKER, Samuel W. Ismailïa: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade. Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt. By Sir Samuel W. Baker.… With maps, portraits, and upward of fifty full-page illustrations by Zwecker and Durand. London: Macmillan and Co., 1874.First edition. Two octavo volumes. vii, 448, [56, publisher's catalog]; viii, 588 pp. With fifty-one full page plates and two maps with colored outlines.Publisher's green cloth with gilt panels, front panels enclosing a gilt depiction of a camel train, spines with gilt lettering and a gilt figure at the bottom of a bird within foliage, brown endpapers. Overall, an excellent copy of a book usually found in less-than-desirable condition. The Khedive of Egypt gave Samuel Baker absolute power (to the point of inflicting death) to permanently abolish slavery within his domain and while most of the book concerns this mission there is much on local hunting as well. A classic in its own right.

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        History of Kentucky. Revised & enlarged edition in fine tooled morocco cases

      Covington: Collins & Company. Fine. 1874. Revised & Enlarged. A fine set in the original full calf; marbled edges; red morocco title & black author labels. Each volume in a full red ruled morocco fitted case; faux raised bands, tendriled panels decorated with canoes & weaponry.Wear to inside of cases at friction fit.Updated (i.e. 1874) folding colored Kentucky map frontis; many lithographed plates, some sepia toned.Morocco bookplates of Frank C. Deering (cf. Frank C. Deering collection of rare Americana). An exceptional set in handsome cases.; Octavo; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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        Histoire de la caricature sous la République l'Empire et la Restauration EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: E. Dentu, 1874. Fine. E. Dentu, Paris 1874, 12x19cm, relié. - First Edition. Binding to bradel half calico salmon corners, smooth back, as part of shagreen hazelnut, covers and spine preserved, contemporary binding signed by Franz. autograph dedication of the author to his friend Jules Troubat who was the secretary of Sainte-Beuve. Illustrated book, frontispiece, an engraving in colors as well as many figures inset. Very few and anecdotal foxing, nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline saumon à coins, dos lisse, pièce de titre de chagrin noisette, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure de l'époque signée de Franz. Envoi de Champfleury à son ami Jules Troubat qui fut le secrétaire de Sainte-Beuve. Ouvrage illustré, en frontispice, d'une gravure en couleurs ainsi que de nombreuses figures hors-texte. Quelques très rares et anecdotiques rousseurs, agréable exemplaire.

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        Le sang de la coupe - Trente-six ballades joyeuses ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1874. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1874, 9,5x16,5cm, relié. - New edition. Binding half shagreen burgundy corners, back with four nerves set with ornate golden golden double dotted boxes decorated with floral golden boards marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, gilded head. Our copy is enriched with a laudatory autograph letter signed and dated by the author to his close friend Edmond de Goncourt. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Reliure en demi chagrin bordeaux à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs floraux dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une laudative lettre autographe datée et signée de l'auteur à son proche ami Edmond de Goncourt.

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        La Tentation de Saint-Antoine EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Charpentier & Cie, 1874. Fine. Charpentier & Cie, Paris 1874, 15,5x23cm, relié. - Original edition with the fault "captain" in place of "capital" on page 152 and "ephemeris" for "ephemeral" on page 295. Bound in brown half-sorrow, back with five nerves enhanced with gold striping, Date Length, slightly soiled blankets preserved, gilded head, slightly later binding. Copy enriched sending signed an autograph of the author to Madame Drouais: "Madame Drouais Humble Tribute his most devoted G. Flaubert " Flaubert shipments on that title are extremely rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale comportant la faute « capitaine » à la place de « capitale », page 152, et « éphémérides » pour « éphémères » à la page 295.   Reliure en demi-chagrin brun, dos à cinq nerfs rehaussés de filets dorés, date en pied, couvertures légèrement salies conservées, tête dorée, reliure légèrement postérieure. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé de Gustave Flaubert à Madame Drouais : « à Madame Drouais Humble hommage de son tout dévoué G. Flaubert » Les envois de Flaubert sur ce titre sont d'une grande rareté.

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        El sombrero de tres picos : historia verdadera de un sucedido que anda en romances escrita ahora tal y como pasó

      Casa editorial de Medina y Navarro. 1874 Madrid. 18 cm. 206 p. Encuadernación en tapa dura con lomo estampado. Alarcón, Pedro Antonio de 1833 - 1891. Por Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. Imprenta de la Biblioteca de Instrucción y Recreo. Palau lo supone impreso hacia 1874. Cubierta deslucida, últimas páginas algo manchadas. 1ª Edición Cubierta deslucida. Cubierta deslucida. (=140882=) Ver imagen

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        Les épaves Grand papier

      Bruxelles: Chez tous les libraires, 1874. Fine. Chez tous les libraires, Bruxelles 1874, 12x19cm, broché. - Third edition printed on laid. Illustrated book with a frontispiece by Felicien Rops shot China. A hitch on the back that also includes a tear glued bottom, a small marginal lack topped the first board. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Troisième édition imprimée sur vergé. Ouvrage illustré d'un frontispice de Félicien Rops tiré sur Chine. Un accroc sur le dos qui comporte également une déchirure recollée en pied, un petit manque marginal en tête du premier plat.  

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        Der deutsch-französische Krieg 1870-71. Redigiert von der kriegsgeschichtlichen Abteilung des Großen Generalstabes. 5 Textbände und 3 Kartenmappen

      - Eine echte Rarität, da komplette Ausgabe aller Bände und Karten (bis auf eine fehlende Karte). Sehr ausführliche Abhandlung über die militärischen Operationen. Band 1: Vom Beginn der Feindseligkeiten bis Gravelotte; Band 2: Von Gravelotte bis zum Sturz des Kaiserreichs; Band 3: Von der Einschließung von Paris bis zur Wiederbesetzung von Orleans; Band 4: Die Ereignisse im Norden Frankreichs von Ende November, im Nordwesten von Anfang Dezember und die Belagerung von Paris von Anfang Dezember bis zum Waffenstillstande. Die Operationen im Südosten von Mitte November bis Mitte Januar; Band 5: Die Ereignisse im Südosten Frankreichs von Mitte Januar bis zur Beendigung der Feindseligkeiten. Rückwärtige Verbindungen. Der Waffenstillstand. Rückmarsch und Okkupation. Drei Kassetten mit umfangreichem Kartenmaterial. Leineneinband mit Goldrückenprägung, 3 Kartensätze in Kassetten. Berlin: E. S. Mittler & Sohn 1874-1881. Insgesamt 4549 Seiten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der deutsch-französische Krieg 1870-71. [2 Teile in 5 Teilbänden und 4 Kartenbänden (kollationiert)]., Redigirt von der kriegsgeschichtlichen Abtheilung des Großen Generalstabes,

      Berlin, E.S. Mittler und Sohn, 1874-1881. - Mit zahlreichen Karten im Text. Die Kartenbände mit mehrfach gefalteten Karten, Plänen und Skizzen, 1500, 374; 1541, 1134 Seiten, Gutes Exemplar. Standardwerk! - Teil I. Geschichte des Krieges bis zum Sturz des Kaiserreichs. Band 1: Vom Beginn der Feindseligkeiten bis zur Schlacht von Gravelotte; Band 2: Von der Schlacht bei Gravelotte bis zum Sturz des Kaiserreichs. - Teil II. Geschichte des Krieges gegen die Republik. Band 1: Von der Einschließung von Paris bis zur Wiederbesetzung von Orleans durch die Deutschen; Band 2: Die Ereignisse im Norden Frankreichs von Ende November, im Nordwesten von Anfang Dezember und die Belagerung von Paris von Anfang Dezember bis zum Waffenstillstande. Die Operationen im Südosten von Mitte November bis Mitte Januar; Band 3: Die Ereignisse im Südosten Frankreichs von Mitte Januar bis zur Beendigung der Feindseligkeiten. Rückwärtige Verbindungen. Der Waffenstillstand. Rückmarsch und Okkupation. Rückblicke. Sprache: de 8°, braunes goldgeprägtes Ohldr auf 4 Bünden [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 1874, - Thick 4to, LXXXIV-1249 pp., modern hardbinding, gilt title. The three first leaves a bit cheapped, some wornholes in the low margin of the fifty first leaves (introduction) and the fifty last ones, last leaf doubled with thin Japanese paper. Chinese stamp on first endpaper. See pictures. Large and heavy book: extra-postage will be required. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE MACAO COOLIE TRADE. Ahead of Title: China. No. 2 [1874].

      FASCINATING BRITISH LOOK AT THE MACAO COOLIE TRADE ISSUES London 1874, - Harrison. Stiff wrappers, marbled spine paper,tall ca. 21.3 x 30.4 cm., very clean, a few clear archivaltape mends, else very good, 12p., list of papers to and fromvarious authors. OBSCURE EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 24. II. o. J.. 3½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An einen "hochverehrten Gönner": "Durch die endlosen Proben im Carltheater konnte ich Ihre Sprechstunde nicht einhalten [...], somit unterbreite ich meine inständige Bitte auf diesem Wege. Samstag ist im Carltheater die Premiere meiner Operette 'Das Veilchenmädl'. Diese Aufführung ist mein Abschied von Wien! - Wenn Sie in den Veranstaltungen der Concordia nachblättern, so sehen Sie wie viele Male der Name Hellmesberger sich in den Dienst der Concordia gestellt hat. Meine Bitte geht nun dahin dem Chef der Concordia an's Herz zu legen daß mir mein Abschied aus meiner Vaterstadt nicht zu schwer gemacht wird. Ich kann mir keine Gunst der Kritik über eine schlechte Sache erbitten aber für eine gute Sache wohlwollend gesinnt zu sein, erlaube ich mir vielmals zu bitten [...]". - Joseph Hellmesberger d. J. wurde 1874 Konzertmeister an der Komischen Oper (Ringtheater), 1878 Professor für Violine am Wiener Konservatorium sowie Sologeiger der Hofoper. Nach zeitweiliger Rückkehr ans Ringtheater wirkte er von 1884 bis 1903 wieder im Hofopernorchester und trat 1900 die Nachfolge Gustav Mahlers als Dirigent der Wiener Philharmoniker an. Sein kompositorisches Schaffen umfaßt Lieder, Tänze und Ballette, vor allem aber Operetten.

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        Set of Twenty-Four Powell Expedition Stereoviews from Nevada, Utah, and Arizona

      Very Good. Softcover. All stereographs with labels are credited to second Powell expedition member John K. Hillers. Although originally hired as a boatman, the German-born Hillers assisted Beaman and became the most prominent photographer of the expedition due to his enthusiasm for learning the techniques and willingness to carry heavy equipment. Powell had intended that his cousin Clem would assist, but he proved unenthusiastic. Powell fired Beaman, and hired another photographer Fennemore, who left the expedition because it was too physically strenuous. At this point, Powell made Hillers the head photographer, and after the Colorado River expeditions, he continued to work for Powell at the USGS and Bureau of Ethnology until his retirement. Mount Hillers in the Henry Mountains bears his name. Images are mounted on heavy cardstock, most yellow on front and bearing red ink stamps reading "U. S. Topographical and Geological Survey of the Colorado River of the West" and "By J. W. Powell and A. H. Thompson." Fifteen stereoviews have the label of J. F. Jarvis, Publisher, in DC; any references to date state "Entered according to an Act of Congress in 1874 by J. W. Powell." One with slightly different format published by G. O. Brown & Co in Maryland. Indians of the Colorado Valley Series. Seven from "Views on the Rio Virgen," with one more suspected from this series. Twelve from "Indians of the Colorado Valley." One labeled "Views on the Colorado River Grand Canon Series." Three unlabeled pictures of boats, with two in the Grand Canyon (including a faded image of the Emma Dean with Powell's famous chair rig) and one on the Green in the location of present-day Dinosaur National Monument. Conditions range from a few fair (foxing to image, card fraying) to a few near fine, bulk of photos are low to medium contrast with a few stunners, overall very good condition for the set. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 24 pp .

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        Early Electricity and the Spread of the Telephone from the Documents of George C. Maynard

      1874 - Archive. Journals, notebooks, notes, and related papers regarding the spread of telephone communications in the late 19th century. Nineteen items. For a similar item see Inventory #22455.George C. Maynard (1839-1918) started as a Civil War telegraph operator, worked for Western Union, and then the U.S. Army Signal Corps developing a system to report weather by telegraph. He moved to Washington, D.C. and worked installing electricity and private alarms until Alexander Graham Bell recruited him to help promote the telephone in Washington. Maynard successfully brought the telephone to D.C. but not without competition from Thomas Edison. Maynard then helped bring electric power to Washington by establishing a National Electric Company. Later, he was curator at the National Museum (now the Arts and Industries Building at the Smithsonian Institution), where he documented the growth of the telecommunications and electricity industry. Inventory1. GEORGE C. MAYNARD. Record of Documents. West Virginia and Washington, D.C., October 25, 1883-June 30, 1887. 44 pp. 8 x 10 1/2 in. The journal contains a record of documents pertaining to the founding of the National Electric Company, including the Certificate of Incorporation (p. 7-8), company by-laws (p. 13-17), the form of a stock certificate (p.18-19). The documents span the first thirty six pages of the book, as well as pages 100-107.ConditionSpine has begun to separate. 2. GEORGE C. MAYNARD. Notebook. Various cities in the U.S.1879-1882. 23 pp. 3 1/2 x 6 in.The notebook contains many notes regarding electricity and telephones in various cities around the United States. Many notes refer to businesses related to these industries. "Think WU Co [Western Union] getting stronger and Bell Co. weaker judging by activity of WU in local Co."ConditionMany loose pages, poor. 3. GEORGE C. MAYNARD. Journal. Washington D.C. April 13, 1874-September 30-1875. 40 pp. 6 x 7 1/4 in.This book includes information on the location and composition of lightning rods around Washington D.C. Some of these locations are the War Department, Department of the Navy, and the new British legation which was still under construction.ConditionTextblock is detached from the cover with some minimal page toning. 4. GEORGE C. MAYNARD. Business card. Washington D.C. 1881. 1pp. 3 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.The card lists Maynard as both an electrical engineer and an editor for the Electrical Review based in New York City.ConditionGood 5. GEORGE C. MAYNARD. Invitation Card. New York. 1887. 1pp. 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.An invitation from the American Institute of Electrical Engineers inviting Maynard to hear a speaker.ConditionGood 6. GEORGE C. MAYNARD. Autograph biography of his family. 7pp. 8 x 10 1/4 in.Maynard writes the history of his family, beginning with a short biography of his mother and finishing with the family's move to Onondaga. The first page is missing.ConditionGood 7. GEORGE C. MAYNARD. Typed document. 1pp. 8 x 5 in.This typed "Foreword" gives a short biography of Maynard's life.ConditionGood 8. GEORGE C. MAYNARD. Detached page from book. 1pp. 6 x 9 in.A detached page from a book gives the Maynard's ancestry.ConditionGood 9. GEORGE C. MAYNARD. Receipt. Montrose, PA. September 20, 1889. 1 p. 10 1/2 x 8 in.A Maynard receipt shows goods bought from S.B. Rogers.ConditionGood 10. GEORGE C. MAYNARD. Typed memorandum, signed. November 30, 1912. 1 p. 8 x 10 1/2 in.A memo regarding personal accounts of Maynard with information about the settling of his estate. Also signed by Maynard.ConditionGood 11. GEORGE C. MAYNARD. Newspaper Article. 2 pp. 8 3/4 x 10 1/2 in.An article including an excerpt from Maynard's journal giving a detailed account of the early spread of the telephone. Also includes a picture of Maynard.ConditionTears along the edges. 12. GEORGE C. MAYNARD. ALS. Washington D.C. June 29, 1882. 1p. 8 x 10 in.A letter from George C. Maynard to his Aunt Eliza about the weather and the antics of his son Colton. The letter is on his pe. (S

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        Prof. Darwin. Chromolithograph caricature of Darwin by Faustin Betbeder

      1874. Darwin, Charles (1809-82). Prof. Darwin. Chromolithograph caricature of Darwin by Faustin Betbeder, from Figaro?s London Sketch Book of Celebrities (18 Feb. 1874). Mounted on a leaf from the Sketch Book with wood-engraved frame and printed caption. Caricature measures 143 x 68 mm.; visible portion of mount measures 205 x 133 mm. Archivally framed; frame measures 347 x 278. Fine. One of the best-known and rarest caricatures of Darwin, showing him as an ape inviting another ape to contemplate himself in a mirror. The caption includes two quotations from Shakespeare: ?This is the ape of form? (Love?s Labors Lost) and ?Some four or five descents from now? (All?s Well that Ends Well). Darwin was often caricatured as an ape after the publication of Descent of Man (1871), the first of his works to discuss human evolution; it was in this work that he stated that the extinct ancestors of Homo sapiens would have to be classed among the primates. Caricatures like this one both reflected and perpetuated the popular misconception that Darwin had posited man?s direct descent from apes as we know them today. See Browne, ?Darwin in caricature: A study in the popularization and dissemination of evolutionary theory,? in Larson, The Art of Evolution: Darwin, Darwinisms and Visual Culture (2009), p. 26.

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        Voyage dans la Chine Centrale. Vallée du Yang-Tzu, fait de Mai a Août 1873

      Paris: Delgrave, 1874. Octavo, [iv], 40 pp. (last blank), folding map; a little scattered foxing and small water stain affecting top blank margin, nonetheless an excellent unopened copy in original printed wrappers. French forces occupy Hanoi. Scarce posthumously published offprint, describing Francis Garnier's last China expedition. Shortly afterwards he led an armed expedition against Vietnamese forces and captured Hanoi for a short time. The survivor of the most ambitious Mekong expedition of the nineteenth-century, Garnier travelled to China in 1873 to capitalise on his earlier experiences and advance French trading interests in the region. After travelling to Shanghai with his wife, Garnier ventured into remote central China for some three months without an escort or interpreter. Recalled to Saigon in August 1873, he was here drawn in local intrigue between the Governor of Cochinchina, Marie-Jules Dupré, and a French trader, Jean Dupuis. When he reached Hanoi he confronted Vietnamese officials and led a successful attack on the Hanoi citadel. However, in an attempt to defend it against Chinese Black Flag bandits on 21 December 1873, Garnier was killed. Subsequent to these events, the French negotiated a withdrawal from Vietnam in early 1874.This is a separately-paginated offprint from Bulletin de la Société de Géographie de Paris for 1874.

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        Santo Tomas de Aquino en presencia de San Alberto Magno: o séan los dos Genios. Dialogo.

      Manila, Imprenta del Colegio de Santo Tomas, 1874. - in-4. 1f. 175pp. Cartonage ancien. Edition Originale de cette jolie impression de Manila. Pièce en vers, philosophique et religieuse, exposant sous forme de dialogue la doctrine de Thomás d'Aquino et celle d'Albert Le Grand. Joaquin Fonseca était professeur à l'Université des Philippines et la pièce fut publiée à l'occasion de cérémonies organisés par cette Université en l'honneur de Saint Thomas d'Aquino. Bordure imprimée encadrant chaque page. Pafge de titre fortement roussie, fine galerie de ver dans la marge inférieure atteignant légèrement l'encadrement de quelques pages. Palau, 93204. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        PICTURESQUE AMERICA; OR, THE LAND WE LIVE IN. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-falls, Shores, Canyons, Valleys, Cities, and other Picturesque Features of Our Country.; With Illustrations on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists

      NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1874. First Edition. Morocco. Very Good. Two volumes, thick small-folio. pp: 568; 576. Steel-engraved frontispieces, half-titles, and 45 other plates (49 in all); nearly 900 other wood and steel engravings, many full-page. Bound in brown morocco; paneled spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and floral decorations; ruled sides with artist's palette and title gilt-stamped on both covers; all edges gilt. Spotty foxing to frontispiece and half-title in both volumes, otherwise clean plates and text. Joints lightly rubbed. 13" x 10" x 2.5" (each volume). [Blanck, BAL 1732, second state: "The statement 'Edited by William Cullen Bryant' appears on the title-page of each volume...." Bryant's name also appears at the end of the Preface.].

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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. -

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        Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands

      Harper & Borthers, New York 1874 - Octavo, map, illustrations; a very good copy in original cloth. First edition, Charles Nordhoff was a prolific author who wrote extensively about the pacific region. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ornithologie Nordost - Afrika's, der Nilquellen - und Küsten - Gebiete des Rothen Meeres und des nördlichen Somal - Landes. Cassel. Verlag von Theodor Fischer 1869 - 1873 (1874 - 75).

      2 voll., in 4 tomi, in 8°, bellissima leg. coeva in mz. marocchino verde con angoli, dorsi con fregi a secco e filettature e titoli impressi in oro, piatti, sguardie e tagli marmorizzati, bel ex - libris del celebre ornitologo inglese George Dawson Rowley (1822 - 1878), pp.XII - (4) - CVIII - (4) - A - H - (2) - 416, pp.(4) - 417 - 851 - (1), pp.(4) - 853 - 1261 - (1), pp.(2) - 1512 - (4) - CCCXV - (3); 51 belle tavv. in litogr.: 50 stampate a colori (con ritocchi a mano) e 1 in b.n., raffigurano varie specie di uccelli (41) e uova (10), da dis. dell'Autore, stampate da Th.Fischer, una carta a colori, ripiegata, della zona studiata (copia). Splendido e assai raro esemplare. Anker, 209. Casey Wood, p. 385. Fine Bird Books, p. 82. Nissen IVB, 441.Ripley / Scribner, p.132. Zimmer I, p. 302. Questo raro lavoro (pubblicato in 57 parti) è il risultato di un lungo viaggio di esplorazione intrapreso dall'ornitologo tedesco M.Th. von Heuglin (1824 - 1876). Spirito avventuroso e autodidatta, Heuglin abbandonò un lavoro impiegatizio per iniziare un incredibile viaggio di esplorazione nell'Africa di Nord - Est e sulle coste del Mar Rosso, fino a Capo Gardafui. Il ricco materiale raccolto e descritto nella sua opera, servì da autorevole riferimento per i successivi lavori sull'argomento. Heuglin descrive 948 specie di uccelli, presenti nella vasta area considerata. Opera stranamente non posseduta dalla collezione Bradley Martin.

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        Im Herzen von Afrika. Reisen und Entdeckungen im Centralen Aequatorial-Afrika während der Jahre 1868 bis 1871. 2 Bde.

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus. 1874.. EA. Deutsche Originalausgabe. Erster Theil: XIII, 599 S. Mit einer Karte, einer Farbendrucktafel und 77 Holzschnitten. Zweiter Theil: XII, 561 S. Mit einer Karte und 47 Holzschnitten. 8vo. Halblederbände d.Zt. Mit vier verzierten Bünden und dekorativer Rückenvergoldung. Prachtexemplar! In diesem Erhaltungszustand selten..

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        NEWTON'S PRINCIPIA, THE MATHEMATICAL PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, By SIR ISAAC NEWTON ; Translated into English By Andrew Motte. TO WHICH IS ADDED NEWTON'S SYSTEM OF THE WORLD ; With a Portrait Taken from the Bust in the Royal Observatory of Greenwich. First American Edition, Carefully Revised and Corrected, With a Life of the Author, By N. W. Chittenden, M. A. , & c

      New York: Daniel Adee, 176 Fulton Street, 1874. Later printing. Cloth. Good. Later printing. 4, v-vii, [1-blank], [9]-581 pages. 8vo. Original green cloth with salmon endpapers. Gilt titles and spine decoration head and tail. Fraying to head of spine panel, with top 1 3/4 inches of front joint cloth wearing through. Front hinge paper cracked. Rear hinge sound. A few signatures starting to come loose, partially separating from the stitching. Still a fundamentally sound copy noting a few dings to the board edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Sir Isaac Newton. Corner tips turned with minor wear, minor shelf wear overall. Previous owner's name on front pastedown endpaper. Cloth. Although the title page notes "First American Edition" and the copyright page is dated 1846, this is a later printing, published circa 1874 based on lack of portrait subscription or date, 176 Fulton Street address and lack of title page date (see Wallis 27.2, Cohen #3). The First American edition was first published in 1848 (NOT 1846) and first editions are routinely mis-identified. Much of the confusion stems from the fact that the work was reprinted for many years from the same stereotype, issues differing only by date (or absence of date), publisher, publisher's address, and portrait subscription (or lack thereof). In 1970 scholar and historian I.B.Cohen in ''The American editions of Newton's Principia'' (Wallis 62.472) provided a much needed guide which updated Babson and Gray's work on this title. Cohen's work was updated by and subsequently incorporated into Wallis's "Newton and Newtoniana 1672-1975, A Bibliography" by Peter and Ruth Wallis (See 26, 27.2, 62.472). See also Babson 23; Gray 26 both referring to the first American Edition. As is often the case with American cloth bindings from this period, this work is hard to find in nice condition, and this example exhibits the usual wear to the binding.

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        ILLUSTRATIONS OF CHINA and its PEOPLE. A series of two hundred photographs, with letterpress descriptive of the places and people represented

      London, Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, 1874.FIRST EDITION 1874. VOLUME 4 ONLY of a 4 volume set. Folio, approximately 485 x 355 mm, 19 x 14 inches, 24 large collotype photographic plates with guards showing 57 images, 11 full page, the rest with several images, pages: title page, list of illustrations and 39 pages of explanatory text with decorated initials and headpieces, handsomely rebound, maroon morocco spine with gilt lettering and decoration, matching cloth covers with dividing gilt floral bands, the gilt decorated part of the cover of the original cloth binding inset on upper cover, all edges gilt. Title page has pale foxing to top and outer margins, a little pale foxing to some margins mostly affecting the text and blank side of plates, occasional fingermark to margins, otherwise a very good handsome copy. See: John Thomson (1837 - 1921) Photographer by Richard Ovenden; The Truthful Lens, A survey of the photographically illustrated book 1844 - 1914, by Goldschmidt and Naef, Grolier Club 1980. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Ashanti War. A Narrative prepared from the Official Documents by Permission of Major - General Sir Garnet Wolseley. With Maps and Plans by Harry Cooper. THE BRACKENBURY FAMILY COPY

      William Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1874 William Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1874 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with a folding facsimile on blue stock and a double - page map as frontispieces, a folding map and a double - page map, and two large folding maps (one coloured in outline) in pocket at rear of second volume, some very mild occasional foxing, fore - edges dusty; original decorative cloth blocked in blind, gilt backs, uncut, covers moderately soiled (boards to volume two stained with black ink), volume one neatly rebacked with original backstrip (faded) laid down else a good, firm, sound copy of a work scarce in any condition. This volume bears the neat contemporary signature of 'Frank Cooper' and the following holograph inscription: 'Maps drawn by my brother Harry, who was with Colonel Colley as Adjutant of Transport. Col. Colley, afterwards Sir G[eorge]. Pomeroy Colley, was killed in the fatal action of Majuba Hill in Natal fighting against the Boers'. Henry Brackenbury was Assistant Military Secretary to Wolseley; Cooper (as stated correctly above) was sometime Adjutant of Transport during the campaign. The official records were placed by Wolseley at Brackenbury's disposal 'without reservation' and augmented by the latter's private journal which he kept whilst serving at headquarters. The account of Captain Glover's expedition is taken entirely from letters between Wolseley and himself. The missions of Captains Butler and Dalrymple are described from their own letters. Frank Cooper's signature is dated 1874; the Battle of Majuba Hill took place on 27th February 1881 during the First South African War (this action was, incidentally, the last occasion on which British regimental colours were carried into battle). It would seem, therefore, that this was originally Frank Cooper's copy (until at least 1881) which then passed into the Brackenbury family. It was then in the library of Major - General Charles Booth Brackenbury (1831 - 1890) and bears his signature on the half - title of the second volume. The author's elder brother, he spent his career in the Royal Artillery culminating in his appointment as Director of Artillery Studies at Woolwich, from which position no - one did more to spread sound ideas throughout the service on tactical changes demanded by the advancement in weapons technology. On Charles's death this copy passed to his youngest son, Hereward Irenius Brackenbury and bears his engraved armorial bookplate on front paste - down of first volume. Hereward Brackenbury was a talented engineer and director of the prominent defence contractor Hawthorn Leslie & Co. The Brackenbury family was well represented in nearly all the British wars of the nineteenth century. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT AND DESIRABLE FAMILY COPY SHOWING MULTIPLE ASSOCIATIONS WITH THE AUTHOR OF A CLASSIC VICTORIAN CAMPAIGN MEMOIR.

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        P.T. Barnum, the greatest promoter in history, extolls the merits of his newly rebuilt " Hippodrome " ? the predecessor to the first Madison Square Garden ? following its destruction by fire in December 1873

      Bridgeport, Connecticut, June 13, 1874. 4.25" x 6.25". "Fine content Autograph Letter Signed, ""P. T. Barnum,"" 2 pages, 4.25"" x 6.75"" (visible) on his personal monogramed letterhead, Bridgeport, Connecticut, June 13, 1874 to ""My dear Cuyler."" Expected mailing folds, else very fine. Matted and framed with a portrait of Barnum at center. Not examined out of frame. Barnum writes, in full: ""I have just returned from Vermont and find your welcome letter. Hope I am not too late to do you good. My Hippodrome is well worth your family seeing. It is much more interesting at night than day on account of good light and more people being present, but just the same exhibitions are given day as evening. Please show enclosed [not present] to Mr [Samuel Henry] Hurd my son in law & he will fix you out all right[.] Kindest Regards to your family. I wish you could call on me and see the most pleasant location & the nicest residence on the footstool[?]."" After a large fire destroyed his first Hippodrome, located on Fourteenth Street in New York in December 1873 (which incidentally is where he first staged what would become his famous circus), Barnum resolved to build a larger (and fire retardant) structure on the site of the recently-abandoned terminal for Cornelius Vanderbilt's New York Central Railroad (which had just been moved to is present location at 42nd Street). The open-air venue, was located adjacent to Madison Square Park 26th and 27th streets and Madison and Fourth Avenue (present-day Park Avenue South). Barnum continued to operate at the site until 1879 when the Vanderbilts regained control of the property and erected Madison Square Garden, the first of four structures that would carry the name. Barnum's daughter Helen (1840-1915) married Samuel Henry Hurd (d. 1898) in On October 20 1857. At the time Hurd part of the firm Morrison, Hurd & Co., makers of safes (New York Times, October 21, 1857, p. 5; New York Business Directory, 1859). Hurd also served as the treasurer of Barnum's Hippodrome."

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        NEWTON'S PRINCIPIA, THE MATHEMATICAL PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, By SIR ISAAC NEWTON ; Translated into English By Andrew Motte TO WHICH IS ADDED NEWTON'S SYSTEM OF THE WORLD ; With a Portrait Taken from the Bust in the Royal Observatory of Greenwich First American Edition, Carefully Revised and Corrected, With a Life of the Author, By N W Chittenden, M A , & c

      New York: Daniel Adee, 176 Fulton Street, 1874. Later printing. Cloth. Good. Later printing. 4, v-vii, [1-blank], [9]-581 pages. 8vo. Original green cloth with salmon endpapers. Gilt titles and spine decoration head and tail. Fraying to head of spine panel, with top 1 3/4 inches of front joint cloth wearing through. Front hinge paper cracked. Rear hinge sound. A few signatures starting to come loose, partially separating from the stitching. Still a fundamentally sound copy noting a few dings to the board edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Sir Isaac Newton. Corner tips turned with minor wear, minor shelf wear overall. Previous owner's name on front pastedown endpaper. Cloth. Although the title page notes "First American Edition" and the copyright page is dated 1846, this is a later printing, published circa 1874 based on lack of portrait subscription or date, 176 Fulton Street address and lack of title page date (see Wallis 27.2, Cohen #3). The First American edition was first published in 1848 (NOT 1846) and first editions are routinely mis-identified. Much of the confusion stems from the fact that the work was reprinted for many years from the same stereotype, issues differing only by date (or absence of date), publisher, publisher's address, and portrait subscription (or lack thereof). In 1970 scholar and historian I.B.Cohen in ''The American editions of Newton's Principia'' (Wallis 62.472) provided a much needed guide which updated Babson and Gray's work on this title. Cohen's work was updated by and subsequently incorporated into Wallis's "Newton and Newtoniana 1672-1975, A Bibliography" by Peter and Ruth Wallis (See 26, 27.2, 62.472). See also Babson 23; Gray 26 both referring to the first American Edition. As is often the case with American cloth bindings from this period, this work is hard to find in nice condition, and this example exhibits the usual wear to the binding.

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        Lettre tapuscrite signée

      - SCHOENBERG Arnold (1874-1951), compositeur et théoricien autrichien. L.T.S. adressée à Emil HILB (1890-1969). Brookline (Massachussetts), 24 mars 1934, 1 p. grand in-8. À son en-tête imprimé. En allemand. Affaibli, il regrette de ne pouvoir se rendre à New York le 1er avril où est organisé au Carnegie Hall un concert hommage à Albert Einstein dont les recettes doivent aider l'installation d'enfants juifs allemands en Palestine. Il explique « Je ne suis pas en forme (ce climat) et très fatigué ». Désolé de ne pouvoir contribuer à cet événement, il ajoute : « Mais je me tiens à votre disposition pour cette même cause après le 8 avril et cela me réjouirait, si je trouvais l'occasion d'apporter mon aide à tous ces malheureux. » Il conclue : « Par ailleurs je vous demande de transmettre mes meilleurs sentiments aux prof. Einstein et au Prof. Godowsky. ». Le compositeur et pianiste polonais Léopold Godowsky, ami d'Einstein, et le compositeur Emil Hilb était en charge de l'organisation de ce concert.

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        ILLUSTRATIONS OF CHINA and its PEOPLE. A series of two hundred photographs, with letterpress descriptive of the places and people represented

      London, Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, 1874.. FIRST EDITION 1874. VOLUME 4 ONLY of a 4 volume set. Folio, approximately 485 x 355 mm, 19 x 14 inches, 24 large collotype photographic plates with guards showing 57 images, 11 full page, the rest with several images, pages: title page, list of illustrations and 39 pages of explanatory text with decorated initials and headpieces, handsomely rebound, maroon morocco spine with gilt lettering and decoration, matching cloth covers with dividing gilt floral bands, the gilt decorated part of the cover of the original cloth binding inset on upper cover, all edges gilt. Title page has pale foxing to top and outer margins, a little pale foxing to some margins mostly affecting the text and blank side of plates, occasional fingermark to margins, otherwise a very good handsome copy. See: John Thomson (1837-1921) Photographer by Richard Ovenden; The Truthful Lens, A survey of the photographically illustrated book 1844-1914, by Goldschmidt and Naef, Grolier Club 1980. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        CONTES ET NOUVELLES EN VERS

      Paris, chez A. Barraud, 1874. In-8 (mm. 244x144), 2 voll., mz. marocchino coevo con ang., dorso a cordoni con filetti e tit. oro, taglio sup. marmorizzato, pp. XLVI,XII,268; XI,320; ornati da grandi iniz., da 74 deliziose testate e finali; illustrati da 85 bellissime tavv. f.t., inc. in rame su carta China e applic. alla pag. Sono composizioni di ispirazione galante, create dal famoso artista settecentesco Charles Eisen. Ristampa della celebre ediz. detta "Des Fermiers Généraux", pubblicata nel 1762 ad Amsterdam. In questa del 1874 sono state incluse 3 tavv. rifiutate per l'ediz. originale e sono state aggiunte 17 nuove vignette (testate e finalini) disegnate appositamente. Pregevole ediz. di complessivi 1004 esemplari. Il ns., 57, fa parte di una tiratura di 500 su "écu vergé". Molto ben conservato.

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