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        Schriften von Julius Verne. I. Von der Erde zum Mond. II. Reise um den Mond. III. Reise nach dem Mittelpunkt der Erde. IV./ V. Zwanzigtausend Meilen unter'm Meer. VI. Reise um die Erde in 80 Tagen. VII./VIII. Abenteuer des Käpitän Hatteras. IX. Fünf Wochen im Ballon. X. Abenteuer von drei Russen und drei Engländern in Süd- Afrika. XI./XII./XIII. Die Kinder des Kapitän Grant. XIV./XV./XVI. Die geheimnisvolle Insel. XVII./XVIII. Das Land der Pelze. XIX. Eine schwimmende Stadt. - Die Blockadebrecher. XXI. Der Chancellor. XXII./ XXIII. Der Courier des Czaar.

      Wien, Pest, Lpz., A. Hartleben's Verlag, 1874 - 1876.. Autorisirte Ausgabe. 22 in 11 Bdn. Kl. 8°. OHldr., goldgeprägt mit 2 farb. Rückenschildern. 3- seitiger Rotschnitt. N.a.V. St. a.T. Guter Zustand!.

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        From The Earth to the Moon

      New York, Scribner, Armstrong and Company. 1874, 1874. Classic Sci-Fi. First US Edition. 8vo. Publisher's heavily decorated terracotta cloth titled and decorated in gilt and dark blue to spine and front board. A trifle rubbed to extrmities, bumping to spine ends and a little shelfwear, nevertheless highly attractive. Dark blue endpapers. Some foxing within, owner name to first blank, minor wear to binding. Shows very well, a handsome copy of a scarce and popular Verne title. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature

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        Far from the Madding Crowd [in] The Cornhill Magazine, January - December, 1874.

      [London:] Cornhill Magazine, 1874. - A landmark Victorian novel, here in its first appearance in print, published anonymously. Only the plates were used in subsequent book editions; the vignettes were never reproduced, even though Hardy was very fond of the illustrations. He later told Edmund Gosse that Helen Paterson Allingham "was the best illustrator I ever had" (Purdy). 8vo, the complete novel as it appeared in Cornhill Magazine, extracted from the original 12 monthly serials and bound together in one volume, contemporary dark blue half calf, marbled paper boards, red leather label, gilt decorations and lettering. 12 plates and 12 vignettes after drawings by Helen Paterson Allingham. Purdy, page 14; NCBEL III, 981. Spine a little faded; edges and boards a little rubbed; very good copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        Young Brown or the Law of Inheritance

      Smith, Elder, London 1874 - An "absolutely brilliant, bitter novel attacking the aristocracy" (Wolff); first published serially, it caused a scandal for its portrayal of known personalities and its suggestion of incest. Wolff 5057 (only the Tauchnitz edition); not in Sadleir Later white buckram , with brown leather labels. Some foxing, but overall, a very good copy xxiv, 300; vi, [ii], 304; viii, 281 pp. 3 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Musee de Peinture et de Sculpture ou Recueil des principaux tableaux statues et bas-reliefs des collections publiques et particulieres de l`europe.avec des notices decriptives.( Vol. 1-8 von 10 )

      Morel, Paris 1874 - Band 1- 8 der in insgesamt 10 zwischen 1874 und 1875 erschienenen Bänden. mit den überaus zahlreichen gestochenen Tafeln in Umrißkupfern. Jeweils in Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem Einbandrücken und Kopfgoldschnitt, 8°. Mit zusammen ca. 700 Textseiten sowie zusammen ca. 900 gestochenen Tafeln. Einbände teils etwas berieben, teils etwas fleckig, 3 Bände am Einbandrücken etwas beschädigt. Innen die Textseiten teils gebräunt und gering stockfleckig, die überaus zahlreichen Tafeln teils gering stockfleckig, Buchschnitt jeweils etwas stockfleckig. Insgesamt aber meist wohlerhalten und sauber. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 5500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meridiana, or Adventures in South Africa. The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa

      New York, Scribner, Armstrong and Co. 1874, 1874. FIRST AUTHORIZED US EDITION, FIRST STATE. 8vo. 232pp. plus one page of ads. 48 illustrations. Advertisements for "Journey to the Moon" and "Journey to the Centre of The Earth" on verso of title page as called for. Very good in publisher's embossed green cloth. Gilt decorated titles to spine and upper. Slight wear to extremities and a little bumping to head and tail of the spine. Yellow endpapers.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Lady Anna

      London: Chapman and Hall 1874, 1874. First Edition. Two vols. 8vo. Publisher's terracotta cloth titled in gilt and black to spine and front boards. Yellow endpapers. Minor edgewear and bumping to extremities, gilt strong and bright. Both volumes bear Rice's Library labels to the rear boards. Inner hinges solid and strong. Internally clean save for very light, minor spotting to prelims. A handsome and attractive pair of books, a very good set indeed. Sadleir 42

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE EARLY HISTORY OF FORMOSA: Translated from the French of Father De Mailla, S.J. In the 'Letteres Edifiantes et Curieuses', 1715.

      Shanghai [1874? - ] Loureiro & Co. Wrappers, lacks front cover,slightly toned, small black spot top above title, else clean13.3 x 21 cm., 21p., with back cover, bit dusty. VERY RARE ! Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen III: Schopenhauer als Erzieher. (Unconventional Observation III: Schopenhauer as Educator).

      Ernst Schmeitzner, Schloss-Chemnitz 1874 - First Edition of Schopenhauer as EducatorThe Rarest of Nietzsche’s Four "Unconventional Observations" NIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen III: Schopenhauer als Erzieher. (Unconventional Observation III: Schopenhauer as Educator). Ernst Schmeitzner, Schloss-Chemnitz, 1874. TP + [3]-113. Octavo. First Edition, First Issue (Schaberg 26).This third Unconventional Observation is, for some unknown reason, the least available of Nietzsche’s four "Betrachtungen" which were published between 1873 and 1876. This essay takes up the topic of self-perfection and set up the philosopher Schopenhauer – then one of Nietzsche’s philosophical heroes – as a paradigm of self-direction. "The man who would not belong in the mass needs only to cease being comfortable with himself. He should follow his conscience that shouts at him: "Be yourself! You are not really all you do, think, and desire now." While Nietzsche would lionize Schopenhauer here, he spent much of the rest of his career attempting to overcome the pessimism that lies at the heart of Schopenhauer’s philosophy – rejecting Schopenhauer’s "eastern" denial of life and proclaiming that one must "Say ‘YES’ to Life!" Nietzsche’s friend Franz Overbeck called him "a virtuoso of self-overcoming." In these early meditations, Nietzsche is often at pains to free himself from preconceptions to which his own spirit had drawn him, establishing a model for the life of the "free-spirits" and the "dangerous thinkers" of whom Nietzsche saw himself the harbinger. The essay represents one of Nietzsche’s first serious engagements with the Darwinian philosophy, in the course of which Nietzsche elaborates a conception of nature and its alleged purposes that recalls the Greeks and their conception of "physis" – as a mode of which he would characterize human society as well as the physical world – as opposed to the Victorian rigidity of Darwin’s followers.CONDITION: Contemporary binding with dark marbled boards with some significant, but small edge-wear and scuffing. The black cloth spine is lightly worn and has the single word "Betrachtungen" running vertically in gilt lettering. The lower front corner of the front board has been bent and creased, but is holding firm. There is scattered pencil marginalia throughout. This is a worn, but solid copy in original condition of this scarce book. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Contemporary binding with dark marbled boards with some significant, but small edge-wear and scuffing. The black cloth spine is lightly worn and has the single word "Betrachtungen" running vertically in gilt lettering. The lower front corner of the front board has been bent and creased, but is holding firm. There is scattered pencil marginalia throughout. This is a worn, but solid copy in original condition of this scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eternal Return Antiquarian Bookshop]
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        Winston S. Churchill [the official biography]. COMPLETE SET OF FIRST EDITIONS IN DUSTWRAPPERS

      8 Main Volumes plus 13 Companion Volumes, together 21 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, with titles in red and black, maps and geneaological tables; original cloth, gilt backs, red tops where called for, all very good, clean copies in unclipped dustwrappers, two or three wrappers with light chafing at edges. The Main Volumes comprise: Vol I: Youth 1874 - 1900; Vol. II: Young Statesman 1901 - 1914; Vol. III: 1914 - 1916; Vol. IV: 1917 - 1922; Vol. V: 1922 - 1939; Vol. VI: Finest Hour 1939 - 1941; Vol. VII: Road to Victory 1941 - 1945; Vol. VIII: Never Despair 1945 - 1965. The Companion Volumes comprise Volume I Part 1: 1874 - 1896; Volume I Part 2: 1896 - 1900; Volume II Part 1: 1901 - 1907; Volume II Part 2: 1907 - 1911; Volume II Part 3: 1911 - 1914; Volume III Part 1: August 1914 - April 1915; Volume III Part 2: May 1915 - December 1916; Volume IV Part 1: January 1917 - June 1919; Volume IV Part 2: July 1919 - March 1921; Volume IV Part 3: April 1921 - November 1922; Volume V Part 1: The Exchequer Years 1922 - 1929; Volume V Part 2: The Wilderness Years 1929 - 1935; Volume V Part 3: The Coming of War 1936 - 1939. The dustwrappers of all Main Volumes are the preferred solid colour format. A LOVELY SET AND INCREASINGLY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION

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        Portrait 1 D, XVIIIth Century. Anonymous. Line-engraving after the Woodcut.

      . Dimensions : oval 5 3/8 in. by 3 7/8 in. (13,6 cm. x 9,8 cm.). Inscription : ANDREAS VESALIUS.. This excellent engraving, well copied from that by Wandelaar, equals it alike in technical skill and in beauty. The oval shape adopted necessitates the omission of certain details, and, moreover, the inkstand and the sheet of paper, as well as the superscription on the table-front, have been suppressed. As to the face, it presents the same defects as are to be found in the copy. Vesalius is shown holding the dissected arm of the subject. - These portraits appear to be the only ones which need be mentioned here as directly derived in all essential details from that by Calcar. - Numerous reproductions of it are to be found in the works of Sir W. Stirling-Maxwell (1874), Professor Roth (1885, 1886, 1892), Alphonse Wauters (1897), in Professor William Stirling's Some Apostles of Physiology (1902), as well as in other publications. The same portrait has been reproduced in the certificates awarded by the City of Brussels in its municipal schools ; but in this case Onghena's engraved copy is perhaps the basis of it. - A reduction of the original Woodcut appears in Roth's essay, "Andreas Vesalius Bruxellensis - Rektoratsrede - am 26 November 1885" (Basel - Benno Schwabe, 1886; 8vo.). Although signed " Knaus sc." it is given out as a " photoxylographie " - that is to say, an engraving on wood on which the original engraving was photographed (in reduced size) in order to be cut. The engraver was therefore free to make what additions or modifications he pleased. He has here and there taken some slight advantage of his opportunity. The little woodcut has been executed with considerable skill. The size is 5 1/8 in. by 3 13/16 (13 cm. x 9,7 cm.).

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        Großformatiges Ölgemälde Gebirgslandschaft der Alpen.

      Düsseldorf 1874 - Bildmaß 78 x 123 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 97 x 142 cm ). Links unten mit *F. A. Müller, Ddf ( Düsseldorf ), *74 ( 1874 ) signiert und datiert. Gezeigt wird eine Hochgebirgslandschaft der Alpen mit schneebedeckten Gipfeln im Bildhintergrund, im Bildvordergrund eine Alm mit Kühen und Bauernhaus, rechterhand ein Gebirgssee mit Ruderboot. Leider ist der Maler von mir bibliographisch mit seinen Lebensdaten nicht nachweisbar, offenbar aber im Umkreis der Düsseldorfer Malerschule zu suchen. ( Für nähere Hinweise wäre ich dankbar ). Das Bild etwas craquelliert, etwas berieben, der Rahmen etwas bestoßen. ( Bitte beachten: Hier kein Versand - hier nur Selbstabholung aufgrund der Größe des Bildes ).( Please notice: No shipment possible ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Works of Charles Dickens. Including: The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Old Curiosity Shop, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, etc

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1874-76., 1874. The Illustrated Library Edition. 30 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary binding of half dark green morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt titles, and extra gilt decoration to spines, green cloth boards; marbled end papers and edges. With illustrations from the original works by Phiz, Browne, Cruikshank, etc. Bookplate and Dickens anniversary stamp pasted down to first free end paper of all volumes. A remarkable set in an unusually bright, tight and highly decorative contemporary binding, just a touch rubbed to extremities. Podeschi [Gimbel] D72

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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]

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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. .

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

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

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        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]

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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]

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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 [ ]".

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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.

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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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