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        A Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

      Boston, MA: Henry L Shepard and co., 1874., 1874. Unauthorized American Edition. Octavo. Bound in publisher's picotrial green cloth, with titles in gilt to front board and spine; front board shows the adventurers aboard the raft in gilt, with panelling in gilt and black, and fan devices to front corners; spine further decorated with scene of adventurers peering into the darkness with lanterns in gilt; brown endpapers. With illustrations by Riou. This unauthorized edition was published in the same year as the American First Edition published by Scribner, in 1874. Binding is rubbed, worn to extremeties and endcaps. Internally clean, with gift inscription "To S.G. Kleinmeier from O. T. Shutt on Christmas Eve, 1874" and children's dinosaur sticker to front free endpaper. Evidently a loved copy of a classic of adventure fiction, rendered all the more exciting by the frisson of the illict publication. E & J Myers [26]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        EHON TEIKIN OHRAI: THE ILLUSTRATED 'COMMUNICATION OF HOME PRECEPTS.'

      WONDERFUL & CHARMING DESIGNS BY JAPANS'S GREATEST PAINTER [Edo c.1874, - Yoshikawa]. Stitched wrappers, 3 vols.,completeset, 30+30+30p., 166 woodcut illustrations, covers with somesmall chips, corners, bit rubbed, contents clean, no wormingvery good impression,16 x 23.8 cm.,blue Chitsu folding case. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America [1874 One Volume Edition]

      Philadelphia: D. Rice & Co., 1874. Early. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. (Americana) McKENNEY, Thomas L. History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Illustrated with colored portraits of famous Indian chieftains from the Indian Gallery in the War Department at Washington. Philadelphia: D. Rice & Co., 1874. Single volume edition. Quarto, 11.25 x 8.25 inches. Recent rebinding. Quarter-bound with light brown leather on spine and corners, marbled boards, 541 pages. Six original color plates intact. Foxing and toning to plates and pages. Very Good condition. Plates: Mo-Hon-Go, an Osage Woman [frontispiece]; Se-Quo-Yah, inventor of the Cherokee Alphabet; Shin-Ga-Ba-W’ossin, a Chippeway Chief; Red Jacket, a Seneca War Chief; Shar-I-Tar-Ish, a Pawnee Chief; and Chippeway Squaw & Child.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        Capriccio mit einem Obelisken und weiteren antiken Ruinen.

      . Feder in Schwarzbraun, auf festem Bütten. 20,5:13,8 cm. Skizzenbuchblatt. Möglicherweise Vorzeichnung für eine Radierung. Provenienz: Sammlung Heinrich Beckmann, Bremen (1874-1940), Lugt Suppl. 2756a. Vergleichsliteratur: Das Capriccio als Kunstprinzip. Zur Vorgeschichte der Moderne von Arcimboldo und Callot bis Tiepolo und Goya. Malerei - Zeichnung - Graphik. Hrsg. von E. Mai. Mailand, 1996, Kat. Nr. Z 16, Abb. S. 329.. Nach 1767 begann Legeay in London mit der jährlichen Veröffentlichung von graphischen Folgen bei dem Graphikverleger Huquier in Paris zusammengefaßt unter dem Titel "Collection de divers sujets de Vases, Tombeaux, Ruines et Fontaine".

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Beauty and the Beast

      Slim 4to. London: Routledge, [1874]. Slim 4to, [12] leaves color-printed on one side only from woodblocks. Original wrappers, spine neatly restored. A fine copy. First edition of an iconic Crane book. The double-page center plate of Beauty and the Beast is one of Crane?s finest achievements.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON

      1874. Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours and Twenty Minutes: And a Trip Round It. Translated from the French by Louis Mercier, M.A. (Oxon) and Eleanor E. King. With Eighty Full Page Illustrations. New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1874. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First American Edition of this tale that had originally been published in France as two separate books (DE LA TERRE A LA LUNE in 1865, and AUTOUR DE LA LUNE in 1870). This tale was also sometimes published as THE BALTIMORE GUN CLUB, for that is where the story begins...~The story opens with a history of the "Gun Club" established at Baltimore by our veteran inventors and artillerists, disgusted with the close of a gigantic war entailing the cessation of their tremendous experiments. The firiest of them are about to emigrate when a trumpet summons from their Club President Barbican... The grand assemblage; Barbican's speech; his stunning proposition; the enthusiasm it awakens...; the selection of a site for the mammoth gun, 900 feet long, 9 feet interior diameter and 6 feet thickness of metal at the muzzle...; the firing of the Columbiad; its terrific effect, and the astounding result -- all these are detailed with a power, point, condition and 'spirituel' wit that carry the reader on, from chapter to chapter, in a trance of intellectual delight, not unmingled with supreme astonishment at its ingenuity. [from "the earliest American editorial about Verne," cited in T&M]~This copy is in green cloth (other copies are in several other colors, all without priority); it does not have four pages of ads at the end (priority if any, unknown). It is in near-fine condition (the slightest of wear at the extrtemities, occasional light foxing); the original brown-coated endpapers remain intact. Quite a bright copy. Taves & Michaluk V003 & V007; Edwards 3 & 7; Myers 26.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        La Vendee: An Historical Romance

      Chapman and Hall, London 1874 - A Very Good copy of the first one-volume edition, bound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards with the spine lined and lettered in gilt (spine ends rubbed with some loss to the spine head, and board corners modestly rubbed, some curving to the boards and some cracking to the front joint with the hinge holding well). Originally published in three volumes (1850), the book did not meet with commercial success. Also in 1850, the book was reissued with cancel-titles naming Trollope's two prior works, likely in the hope of boosting sales. As this reissue also met with commercial failure, both issues of the first edition are extraordinarily scarce. Here we offer the first one-volume edition of the work, which also must be quite scarce as Sadleir does not mention it. Sadleir dates the first one-volume edition to "about 1875", issued as part of Chapman and Hall's Select Library of Fiction. As this copy clearly states that it is not a "New Edition" but is the "Third Edition", and as the book is clearly dated "1874" on the title page, Sadleir would have noted it had he ever seen it. A Very Good copy of the first one-volume edition of Trollope's exceedingly scarce third book and an affordable way to own the earliest edition one is likely ever to find. QUITE SCARCE TO RARE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC (IOBA)]
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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.

      (Münchmeyer),, Dresden 1874 - 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. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alexander Zimmeck]
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        Autograph Note, signed ("Oscar Wilde"), to John Ehret Dickinson

      London, 1874. One page (5 lines) on "Solora" stationery. Fine, with integral blank, on recto of which is the "shadow," or faint image, of a key. Rare and Early Wilde Note - a Key - and the Riddle of the Sphinx A note to John Ehret Dickinson (1860-1896), the grandson of the founder of the famous paper-making firm, and a friend of Wilde. Dickinson "had aesthetic tastes and deplored his family's connection with trade" (v. Holland/Hart-Davis, The Letters, p. 295, footnote) and the family firm provided paper for the endsheets of some of Wilde's books, including those for the deluxe issue of The Sphinx. Reading in full: "For John Ehret Dickirson [sic], in admiration of his incomparable art and his incomparable personality, from Oscar Wilde. London '94." Two of Wilde's books, inscribed to Dickinson in 1888, were sold at Sotheby's in 1910 and Wilde often stayed at Dickinson's Hertfordshire country home, Abbots Hill. The wording of the note nearly exactly matches Wilde's inscription to the actress Mrs. Patrick Campbell in a first edition of The Sphinx (1894), and it is conceivable that Wilde penned this note to include in a presentation copy of that work. The offset "shadow" of a key also suggests that Wilde was returning a key, perhaps to Abbots Hill. The note is written on "Solora" stationery - heretofore unknown to us - which includes an image of the Sphinx at top left, surrounded on three sides by phrases in an unknown code or language, with "SOLORA" printed beneath.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Neue Missionsreisen in Süd-Afrika unternommen im Auftrage der englischen Regierung. Forschungen am Zambesi und seinen Nebenflüssen nebst Entdeckung der Seen Schirjwa und Njassa in den Jahren 1858 bis 1864. Autorisirte vollständige Ausgabe für Deutschland. Aus dem Englischen von J. E. A. Martin. Mit 1 Karte und 40 Illustrationen in Holzschnitt.

      Jena, Hermann Costenoble, 1874.. Bibliothek geographischer Reisen und Entdeckungen älterer und neuerer Zeit, Bd. 8. Original-Pappeinband, mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt, 8°, XXVIII, 353, 346 Seiten. Einband berieben und strärker bestoßen (s. Bild), Seiten minimal gebräunt, gutes, sauberes Exemplar..

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        American Steamboats on the Hudson, passing the Highlands

      Currier & Ives, New York 1874 - Lithograph with hand-coloring by Parsons & Atwater. Two of the "floating palaces" that sailed the Hudson River This very handsome portrait of two of the great Hudson River steamboats: the Drew and the St. John, was drawn by the artistic team of Charles R. Parsons and Lyman Atwater, who provided Currier & Ives some their best martime scenes and city views. Here Parsons and Atwater capture two of the luxury steamers that plied the Hudson during what could be called the Golden Age of steamboat travel. Once it was discovered that trains could make the trip from Albany to New York in half the time the stemboats could, owners needed to find alternative attractions. One attraction was to race the steamboats, and several great Curriers chronicle that phenomenon, but racing caused overheated boilers and explosions, and a much more lasting and appealing alternative was found in luxury cruises. Launched in the 1860's, during the war, the Drew and St. John (named after Daniel Drew and Alanson J. St. John, founders of the People's Line Steamers) became the favored way to travel to Saratoga Springs and Lake George and back. Elegantly designed and enormous, these boats with grand, inlaid mahogany staircases, huge mirrors and paintings, magnificent restaurants and arcades could serve as symbols of the Gilded Age. All New York society traveled thus. The title, "American Steamboats on the Hudson." with its seemingly unnecessary "American", is actually a competitive reference to British steamboats, such as the Great Eastern, that were transforming world travel and trade, and maintaining Britain's dominance at sea. The patriotic message is that these beautiful, perfectly tailored and luxurious steamships exceeded the British boats in every way that truly mattered. Gale, 0210; Arthur G. Adams, "The Hudson Through the Years" p. 185.

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        The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Poe, Edgar Allan & [editor] Ingram, John H.

      Adam and Charles Black 1874 - Good. No dust jacket as issued. Blue cover, intricate embossed gilt, black spine also embossed, wear to edges and corners esp. at hinges, spine and front edge of all vols, clean text, price notation in pencil on FFEP of vol 1, improper printer's cut on. 4 volume set. Includes: illustrations, index. vol 1: Tales-Grotesque, vol 2: Tales-Arabesque, vol 3: Poems & Essays, vol 4: Criticisms and Index [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Collins & Company, Covington 1874 - 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 folding colored 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.

      [Bookseller: Virginia Book Shop, Inc., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Season Ticket for the 1874 Alert Base Ball Club of Carbondale, Pennsylvania

      1874. Small, approximately 3.25" x 1.75". A season pass issued to P.C. Gritman, and printed on stiff yellow stock. Slight paper remnants on the verso where it was affixed in an album. Gritman served in the Pennsylvania legislature. A nice, attractive, and early piece. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: Virginia Book Shop, Inc., ABAA, ILAB, FA]
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        The Life of a Sportsman

      London: George Routledge and Sons. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and bumped. Neatly rebacked with new eps retaining the majority of original spine. Light foxing with some darkening to page ends. Details of previous owner on verso of frontis illustration. Tissue guarded plates bright. Contents tight. 1874. First Edition. Red/gilt hardback cloth cover with gilt equestrian motif. 260mm x 160mm (10" x 6"). vi, 402pp. 38 hand-coloured coloured illustrations, some tipped in. .

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        A Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

      Boston, MA: Henry L Shepard and co., 1874., 1874. Unauthorized American Edition. Octavo. Bound in publisher's picotrial green cloth, with titles in gilt to front board and spine; front board shows the adventurers aboard the raft in gilt, with panelling in gilt and black, and fan devices to front corners; spine further decorated with scene of adventurers peering into the darkness with lanterns in gilt; brown endpapers. With illustrations by Riou. This unauthorized edition was published in the same year as the American First Edition published by Scribner, in 1874. Binding is rubbed, worn to extremeties and endcaps. Internally clean, with gift inscription "To S.G. Kleinmeier from O. T. Shutt on Christmas Eve, 1874" and children's dinosaur sticker to front free endpaper. Evidently a loved copy of a classic of adventure fiction, rendered all the more exciting by the frisson of the illict publication. E & J Myers [26]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE FROZEN DEEP AND OTHER STORIES In Two Volumes. VOLUME 1 (OF 2) ONLY. FIRST EDITION.

      London ;- Richard Bentley and Son New Burlington Street 1874 - NEAR FINE FIRST EDITION. Crown 8vo. Original (slightly soiled) Brown pebble-grain cloth, lettered gilt and decorated / ruled in black. Complete with Half Title & adverts to original cream endpapers. Dedicated to "Oliver Wendell Holmes". viii + 248pps. STRIKING EXAMPLE ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Halewood & Sons ABA ILAB]
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        Lady Anna

      London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1874. First edition. viii, 317; viii, 314 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Original pebbled red-brown cloth. Light scuffing to edges, old library embossed stamp to free endpapers, stamp to front pastedown of vol. I. Trollope wrote this novel on his way to Australia to visit his son. The novel ends with Lady Anna and her husband emigrating to Australia.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Bozen, 15. April 1874.. 1 S. Gr.-8vo.. An einen "Herrn Professor", dem er für ein übersandtes Gedicht und Bücher dankt: "[ ] Meinen herzlichsten Dank für den lieben Brief, das Gedicht und die Bücher, die mir viel Vergnügen machen, ich werde Sie stets ehren als ein theures Andenken von Ihnen. Wenn Sie mir erlauben werde ich Ihnen eine Photographie von meinem nächsten Bilde schicken; dasselbe stellt ein letztes Aufgebot dar vom Jahre 1809 in Tirol. Das Bild wird gegen anfangs Juni fertig [ ]".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Holland House - Volume I & II

      Macmillan & Co, 1874. 2 Volumes: 16pp + 259pp & 12pp + 259pp. All edges gilt. Engravings illustrations & litography. Several folding fascimiles. Dark green & black covers with gilt to front and spine. Decorative spine. Corners bumped o/w VG. 2nd Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Back.

      [Bookseller: Greenwich Bookplace & Gallery]
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        PRACTICAL HANDBOOK OF DYEING AND CALICO-PRINTING.|A

      Longmans, Green, and Co, London, England 1874 - 8vo. later half leather with gilt-stamping, cloth. xvi, 730, (2), 28 pages. First edition (Ron 0269; Lawrie 135). Preface, table of contents, introduction, list of page plates, list of wood engravings, list of specimens of dyed and printed fabrics, bibliography, index, list of errata and addenda. Catalogue of other works by the publisher follows text. With eleven plates (including frontispiece), 47 specimens of dyed and printed fabrics, and 38 woodcut illustrations. Light tanning, mainly around edges of text. Previous owners' names on first page of preface and table of contents. Title incorrectly spelled "deying" on spine. later half leather with gilt-stamping, cloth [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I Tasmaniani cenni storici ed Etnologici di un Popolo Estinto

      Milan: Fratelli Treves, 1874. Octavo, 160 pp., numerous xylographic illustrations, repairs to the endpapers at the gutters, some toning; a very good copy in an early pebbled cloth binding, Milanese sale receipt from 1942 tipped onto front endpaper, neat ex libris blind stamp to title. Very rare: the great anthropolgist Enrico Hillyer Giglioli's account of the Tasmanian Aborigines (see also the following item).Enrico Giglioli (1845-1909) was an Italian zoologist and anthropologist, director of the Florence Royal Zoological Museum and an honorary member of the Royal Geographical Society. As a young man Giglioli had studied in London under luminaries such as T.H. Huxley, and immediately on his return to Italy in 1865 had been appointed to the Magenta for its important voyage of scientific discovery in Australia and the Pacific. During this voyage he visited both Melbourne and Sydney (although not Tasmania), and his association with some of the scientific establishment here piqued his interest in the Australian Aborigines. On his return he was appointed to the University of Turin to catalogue the vast collections made on the voyage, beginning a career as one of the preeminent ethnographers and biologists of his era. This major monograph on the Tasmanians was also one of his earliest publications, and is quite rare in any form.It was first published as a two-part essay in the Archivio per l'Antropologia e la Etnologia in 1871, and there may have been an offprint edition of that essay (records are a bit sketchy), but this 1874 edition is its first proper appearance as a book, heavily revised and expanded, notably with the addition of the map and many of the printed images.

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        Catalogue of Plants Growing Spontaneously Around Wilmington, NC, from the Boston Journal of Natural History, Volume 1, 1834-37, P. 82-141, 1834

      Wilmington, N.C., 1874. Manuscript on paper, written in an octavo ruled notebook, the MS occupying the first half, the second being blank. Contemporary American binding (sheepskin over boards), light wear to binding extremities, hinges cracked but firm, marbled edges. Pages are lightly toned. An attractive little manuscript in very good antiquarian condition A NORTH CAROLINA MANUSCRIPT OF PLANTS GROWING AROUND WILMINGTON, N.C., being hand-written transcript of another manuscript of Moses Curtis's "Catalogue of Plants Growing Spontaneously Around Wilmington, NC." On the first leaf is the note: "Copied by Dr. E. Foreman from a Mss [manuscript] presented to him by Mr. S.A. Story of Wilmington NC, October 1874." Dr. Foreman's additions to the work appear at the end. Beautifully and articulately written by hand in ink, bound in a full leather booklet. Moses A. Curtis (1808-1872) was a noted American botanist. Curtis was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and educated at Williams College in Massachusetts. After graduating, he became a tutor for the children of former Governor Edward Bishop Dudley in Wilmington, North Carolina, returning to Massachusetts in 1833 to study theology. He married Mary de Rosset in 1834, was ordained in 1835 and obtained a post to teach at the Episcopal school at Raleigh, North Carolina. He became rector of the Protestant Episcopal Church at Hillsborough, North Carolina in 1841 and in charge of a parish at Society Hill, South Carolina in 1847 before returning to the Protestant Episcopal Church at Hillsborough in 1857. He died in Hillsborough, North Carolina in 1872. As a botanist, Curtis explored the southern Appalachian Mountains, embarking on a major expedition in 1839. He maintained a herbarium of dried specimens and contributed specimens to John Torrey and Asa Gray. He collected lichens for Edward Tuckerman and corresponded with many other botanists, including Miles Joseph Berkeley to whom he sent many specimens with descriptions and notes. Gray said of him that "No living botanist ... is so well acquainted with the vegetation of the southern Allegheny Mountains ..." and that he "...was among the first to retrace the steps and rediscover the plants found and published by the elder Michaux, in the higher Alleghany Mountains. For the last twenty-five years of his life, he studied and became an authority on mycology." A VERY CURIOUS NORTH CAROLINA PLANT MANUSCRIPT IN PERFECT CONDITION.

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        The Life of Charles Dickens

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1874. Ninth edition of First, Twelth Thousand of the Second and. Extra-Illustrated with illustrations from his works and portraits, and the original front covers of the Christmas books. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full polished tan calf, neatly rehinged. Very Good. With the bookplate in each Volume of Anthony Trollope (2 variants) and signed by him in Volume II. TROLLOPE'S COPY Signed on the half-title of Volume II , "Anthony Trollope/ 3 Hollis Street/ Cavendish Square."

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        Catalogue of Plants Growing Spontaneously Around Wilmington, NC, from the Boston Journal of Natural History, Volume 1, 1834-37, P. 82-141, 1834

      Wilmington, N.C., 1874. Manuscript on paper, written in an octavo ruled notebook, the MS occupying the first half, the second being blank. Contemporary American binding (sheepskin over boards), light wear to binding extremities, hinges cracked but firm, marbled edges. Pages are lightly toned. An attractive little manuscript in very good antiquarian condition A NORTH CAROLINA MANUSCRIPT OF PLANTS GROWING AROUND WILMINGTON, N.C., being hand-written transcript of another manuscript of Moses Curtis's "Catalogue of Plants Growing Spontaneously Around Wilmington, NC." On the first leaf is the note: "Copied by Dr. E. Foreman from a Mss [manuscript] presented to him by Mr. S.A. Story of Wilmington NC, October 1874." Dr. Foreman's additions to the work appear at the end. Beautifully and articulately written by hand in ink, bound in a full leather booklet. Moses A. Curtis (1808-1872) was a noted American botanist. Curtis was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and educated at Williams College in Massachusetts. After graduating, he became a tutor for the children of former Governor Edward Bishop Dudley in Wilmington, North Carolina, returning to Massachusetts in 1833 to study theology. He married Mary de Rosset in 1834, was ordained in 1835 and obtained a post to teach at the Episcopal school at Raleigh, North Carolina. He became rector of the Protestant Episcopal Church at Hillsborough, North Carolina in 1841 and in charge of a parish at Society Hill, South Carolina in 1847 before returning to the Protestant Episcopal Church at Hillsborough in 1857. He died in Hillsborough, North Carolina in 1872. As a botanist, Curtis explored the southern Appalachian Mountains, embarking on a major expedition in 1839. He maintained a herbarium of dried specimens and contributed specimens to John Torrey and Asa Gray. He collected lichens for Edward Tuckerman and corresponded with many other botanists, including Miles Joseph Berkeley to whom he sent many specimens with descriptions and notes. Gray said of him that "No living botanist ... is so well acquainted with the vegetation of the southern Allegheny Mountains ..." and that he "...was among the first to retrace the steps and rediscover the plants found and published by the elder Michaux, in the higher Alleghany Mountains. For the last twenty-five years of his life, he studied and became an authority on mycology." A VERY CURIOUS NORTH CAROLINA PLANT MANUSCRIPT IN PERFECT CONDITION.

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        The principles of science: a treatise on logic and scientific method.

      Macmillan and Co., London 1874 - 2 volumes. 8vo. xiv, 463; vii, [i], 480 pp. Frontispiece woodcut of the author’s logical machine and text diagrams. Original cloth, both volumes rebacked with original spines laid down (both are darkened), edges of covers somewhat worn; interior excellent. From the library of Arnold Thackray with his bookplate pasted over a larger bookplate of the Bradford Library and Literary Society explaining their lending rules on front paste-downs. First edition of the author’s most valuable contribution to logic and methodology. Jevons (1835-1882) was a prominent English logician and political economist. Considered a landmark in the philosophy of science, this work contains practically all of the author’s fundamental ideas on logical doctrine, including his investigation of the principles of pure logic, his analysis of induction, and his discussion of the theory of probability and the relation between probability and induction.The "logical piano" on the engraved frontispiece of the first volume is a fascinating device invented by Jevons that allowed the reduction of logical operations to a simple mechanical routine. Although this machine was first introduced in 1870, some of its features can be traced in modern computer designs. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The principles of science: a treatise on logic and scientific method THE LOGICAL MACHINE

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1874 Frontispiece woodcut of the author?'s logical machine and text diagrams. Original cloth, both volumes rebacked with original spines laid down (both are darkened), edges of covers somewhat worn; interior excellent. From the library of Arnold Thackray with his bookplate pasted over a larger bookplate of the Bradford Library and Literary Society explaining their lending rules on front paste-downs. First edition of the author?'s most valuable contribution to logic and methodology. Jevons (1835-1882) was a prominent English logician and political economist. Considered a landmark in the philosophy of science, this work contains practically all of the author?'s fundamental ideas on logical doctrine, including his investigation of the principles of pure logic, his analysis of induction, and his discussion of the theory of probability and the relation between probability and induction. The ?"logical piano?" on the engraved frontispiece of the first volume is a fascinating device invented by Jevons that allowed the reduction of logical operations to a simple mechanical routine. Although this machine was first introduced in 1870, some of its features can be traced in modern computer designs.

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        The principles of science: a treatise on logic and scientific method.

      Macmillan and Co. 1874 Frontispiece woodcut of the author?s logical machine and text diagrams. Original cloth, both volumes rebacked with original spines laid down (both are darkened), edges of covers somewhat worn; interior excellent. From the library of Arnold Thackray with his bookplate pasted over a larger bookplate of the Bradford Library and Literary Society explaining their lending rules on front paste - downs. First edition of the author?s most valuable contribution to logic and methodology. Jevons (1835 - 1882) was a prominent English logician and political economist. Considered a landmark in the philosophy of science, this work contains practically all of the author?s fundamental ideas on logical doctrine, including his investigation of the principles of pure logic, his analysis of induction, and his discussion of the theory of probability and the relation between probability and induction. The ?logical piano? on the engraved frontispiece of the first volume is a fascinating device invented by Jevons that allowed the reduction of logical operations to a simple mechanical routine. Although this machine was first introduced in 1870, some of its features can be traced in modern computer designs.

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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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        Éléments d'économie politique pure ou théorie de la richesse sociale

      Lausanne: L. Corbaz & Cie, Paris: Guillaumin & Cie, Basel: H. Georg,, 1874-1877. 2 parts in one octavo volume (210 × 137 mm). Contemporary red pebble grained cloth, red pebbled calf spine, ruled and lettered gilt, marbled paper endpapers. With 3 folding plates comprising 15 figures. Reader's scattered pencil marginalia in French throughout. Spine ends and board edges rubbed, inner hinges cracked but firm. A very good copy. First edition of both parts, written by one of the leading mathematical economists. In 1874, three years after Jevons and Menger, but independently of them, Walras enunciated the theory of marginal utility in his Eléments d'Économie politique pure. In this work he continued and refined the work inherited from his father and was successful in developing the law of general equilibrium which made him famous. The work falls into two parts: one dealing with the theory of exchange (pp. 1-208), the other (pp. 209-377) with the theory of production. "The book regards exchange as the central economic phenomenon and treats all other branches of economic study in relation to this central fact" (Batson.) Walras operates with essentially the same concepts as Jevons, but he searches continuously for solutions of the most general character. Like Jevons and Menger, he bases exchange-value on utility and limitation of quantity. Following his father, he uses the term rareté, which he defines as the "dérivée de l'utilité effective par rapport à la quantité possédée". In other words, rareté is the same as marginal utility. The desire to equalize marginal utilities (according to Gossen's second law) will lead to exchange. And this desire, together with the stocks of goods possessed by each individual, will give a determinate demand or supply for each individual. This can be represented by a functional equation or by a curve. Walras was influenced by Cournot, and it was probably this influence which enabled him to combine a utility theory of value with a mathematically precise theory of market equilibrium. In spite, or because, of the difficulties which he experienced in this task, Walras was increasingly led to enunciate a general, non-utilitarian theory of economic equilibrium, expressed in terms of functional equations. He is, therefore, essentially the economist's economist, rather than of the general reader or the politician.

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        BULLETIN DE L ' ASSOCIATION BELGE DE PHOTOGRAPHIE ( SOUS LE PROTECTORAT DU ROI ) MAI 1874 - AVRIL 1875 PREMIERE ANNEE N° 1 à N° 12

      - RARISSIME COLLECTION DE TETE de cette société fondée à BRUXELLES le 17 MAI 1874 . TIRAGE A 500 EXEMPLAIRES . Numéros : 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6-7 ,8-9 , 10-11 , 12 . En tout 391 pages , ornées de :3 HELIOTYPIES , 1 PHOTOGRAPHIE AU CHARBON , 3 PHOTOLITHOGRAPHIES , 2 EPREUVES SUR PAPIER ALBUMINE , 3 PHOTOGRAVURES . 150 x 235 mm . Reliure demi chagrin à nerfs , dos orné . Petits frottements à la reliure ,trèe rares rousseurs provoquées par les serpentes . Sinon ensemble en parfait état de cette revue très technique . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Times of Hon. Elijah Stansbury, An "Old Defender" and Ex-Mayor of Baltimore; Together with Early Reminiscences, Dating from 1662, and Embracing a Period of 212 Years

      John Murphy & Co 1874 - Brown pebbled cloth covered boards, gilt title on spine, cabinet type photo of Elijah Stansbury bound in as frontis, with PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION HANDWRITTER BY ELIJAH STANSBURY ON VERSO of the photographs, 298 pages. Boards worn in spots along edges with old repairs along spine, small dents with light tearing lowr quarter of front cover, a bit scuffed, page edges lightly soiled & age toned, text pages lightly age toned & have the occasional smudge from reading. Scans available. All books shipped with USPS delivery confirmation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Principles of Science. A Treatise on Logic and Scientific Method

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1874. 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown pebble-grain cloth, spines lettered in gilt, green coated endpapers. Frontispiece with tissue guard. From the library of Bowdoin College with library tickets to spines and bookplate to front pastedowns. Spines rolled and cracked but holding, hinges starting tips worn, minor foxing to contents. A very good set. First edition of this pioneering work on logic and induction. Six years in the making, Jevons here argues against Baconian empirical procedure and in favour of the Newtonian approach: "I endeavour to show that hypothetical anticipation of nature is an essential part of inductive inquiry, and that it is the Newtonian method of deductive reasoning combined with elaborate experimental verification, which has led to all the greatest triumphs of scientific research" (p. vii). He asserts that the empirical sciences stem from logic and takes the inverse method of probabilities as an inductive ideal, arguing that "the logical value of every inductive result must be determined consciously or unconsciously, according to the principles of the inverse method of probability" (p. vii). As early as 1865, Jevons began construction of a "reasoning machine, or logical abacus" (Papers, 4.69) which he demonstrated before the Royal Society in January 1870; it was later recognized as a forerunner of twentieth-century computers, and is held today at the History of Science Museum in Oxford (ODNB).

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        The Yosemite Guide -Book: A Description of the Yosemite Valley & the Adjacent Region of the Sierra, and of the Big Trees of California

      Cambridge, MA: Published by Authority of the Legislature, 1874. Early printing. Original cloth. New edition, revised and corrected information about the Yosemite region and by improved maps. 12mo. 186pp; 3pp Supplementary Notice. 4 maps (color fold-out frontis with tissue guard; 1 fold-out; 1 full-page; large folding map in rear pocket); tissue guards. Printed by University Press: Welch, Bigelow & Co., Cambridge, MA. Original green cloth with black and gilt lettering and ornamentation; all edges gilt. End paper hinges separated but holding; minor wear to extremities else near fine. The most attractive of the Whitney "...pocket editions...They contain a good deal of information that is still useful and are full of interestig historical allusions." - Farquhar 7f. A folding color map shows mid-California from San Francisco to Yosemite and Mono Lake [dated 1872]; there is a large folding map of the Sierra Nevada adjacent to the Yosemite Valley; another folding map and a single-page sketch of the Hetch-Hetchy Valley. (Howell 50:930; Rocq 5171; Howell 50, 930; Howes W389).

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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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Bayreuth, 19. VI. 1874.. 1 S. 8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "In diesem Augenblick mit Obliegenheiten aller Arten überhäuft, ersuchte mich mein Mann Ihnen mit den freundlichsten Grüßen, Ihnen zu melden dass er Sie mit grosser Freude, in Folge Ihrer Meldung, den 28ten dieses Monates erwartet, und dass Kapellmeister Richter hier anwesend ist, und sich sehr darauf freut mit Ihnen gemeinschaftlich zu arbeiten. Indem ich mit grossem Vergnügen mich des Auftrags meines Mannes entledigte, füge ich seinen Grüssen die Versicherung meiner Hochachtung bei [...]".

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        Pharmacographia: A history of the principal drugs of vegetable origin, met with in Great Britain and British India.

      Macmillan and Co., London 1874 - 8vo. Pp xv, (v), 704. Publisher's roan-backed boards, heavily rubbed and with extensive light damp staining to both boards. Inner hinges weak. Teg. Other edges stained red. Dated (16 October 1874) presentation copy from the authors (in the hand of Hanbury) to Colonel Henry Yule (the owner of Tarradale House). Pasted to the half title is a card in memory of Daniel Hanbury. Pasted to the verso of the half title is a 44 line manuscript letter, signed, from Fluckiger to Yule discussing the death of Hanbury. At the end of the volume is 1 page draft by Hanbury and initialed by him discussing Yule's review of the book in the Geographical magazine. From the library of Tarradale House with its bookplate to the front paste-down endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        5 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.,

      Göttingen, 1861-1874. - An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - „[.] Wöhler gilt als Pionier der organischen Chemie wegen seiner Synthese von Oxalsäure durch Hydrolyse von Dicyan 1824 und von Harnstoff aus Ammoniumcyanat im Jahre 1828. Diese Synthesen eröffneten das Feld der Biochemie, da zum ersten Mal Stoffe, die bisher nur von lebenden Organismen bekannt waren, aus ‚unbelebter‘ Materie künstlich erzeugt werden konnten. Diese In-vitro-Synthesen wurden zunächst von den Chemikern kaum wahrgenommen, da die Zeit dafür noch nicht reif war. Mit zunehmendem Erfolg der Chemiker auf dem Gebiet der organischen Synthesechemie sah man aber Wöhlers Synthese immer mehr als Beginn dieses Zweiges der Chemie an, womit sich rund um die Harnstoffsynthese geradezu ein ‚Schöpfungsmythos‘ der organischen Chemie entwickelte, der bis heute in vielen Chemielehrbüchern, aber auch historischen Darstellungen zu finden ist [.]" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Tlw. gefalt. bzw. mit min. Randläsuren. - Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Four phases of morals: Socrates, Aristotle, Christianity, Utilitarianism

      Edmonston and Douglas, 1874. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; a fair reading copy; NOT ex-library; some darkening to green cloth boards, especially spine; paper title label on spine torn and largely illegible; some movement to binding but pages are secure; pages clean with no foxing. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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