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        American Steamboats on the Hudson, passing the Highlands

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1874. Lithograph with hand-coloring by Parsons & Atwater. Two of the "floating palaces" that sailed the Hudson RiverThis 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. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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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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        Dictionnaire raisonné de l'architecture française du XIe au XVIe siècle (10 TOMES complet pour cette édition)

      Chez la Veuve A. Morel & Cie, éditeur à Paris,1874-1876,, in 8 (24,5 x 17 cm), XV + 506 + 544 + 514 + 509 + 563 + 456 + 570 + 523 + 552 + (table analytique, volume 10 non paginé avec 500 pages environs). Illustration d'un portrait gravé de l'auteur en frontispice, et abondante iconographie en noir dans le texte. Reliure d'époque demi chagrin à coins rouge foncé, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons, palette et roulettes dorés, plats avec roulette dorée, Monogramme marqué "S.M." en doré dans le coin supérieur du premier plat, tranche de tête dorée, reliures avec étiquette sur quelques volumes "Institution des sourds-muets Besançon St Claude Frère Renovat Joseph chargé des ateliers de reliure", quelques volumes signées en doré dans le décor près de la coiffe inférieure "J. Renovat" ou "J.B. Charmier" donc du responsable de l'atelier. +++++++ Bel ensemble complet de ses dix volumes dont sa table analytique (Tome 10 intégralement) de cet ouvrage de référence de Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-Le-Duc (1814-1879) réputé pour ses restaurations du patrimoine historique, mais également grand théoricien de l'art architectural médiéval. La parution originale entre 1854 et 1868 comportait 5000 pages et 3367 gravures sur bois, vaste projet qui vise à mettre à la disposition du public les connaissances historiques et pratiques disponibles sur l?'architecture médiévale. Le Dictionnaire raisonné eut un énorme succès avec deux rééditions et une réimpression deux ans après sa mort, et reste encore aujourd'hui un ouvrage de référence - Reliure en très bon état, intérieur très frais pratiquement exempt de rousseurs (quelques rousseurs sur le frontispice du tome I), Très bel exemplaire..

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        The First Book of Records of the Town of Southampton with Other Ancient Documents of Historic Value

      Sag-Harbor, NY: John H. Hunt, Book and Job Printer. 1874. First. First edition. Half diced leather with leather spine label gilt and linen cloth boards. 177 pp. Hairline crack to the front joint and a stain on the rear board, else a tight and attractive, very good copy. Exceptionally uncommon. OCLC locates three copies, no auction records in the last several decades. .

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        DEEP-SEA FISHING AND FISHING BOATS. an account of the practical working of the various fisheries around the British Islands, with illustrations and descriptions of the boats, nets, and other gear in use

      Edward Stanford 1874 - ppxvi 429 + advert leaf. 15 engraved plates, one folding, plus text illustrations. one of the scarcest and most important late 19th century books on commercial fishing. the first part of the work describes the various methods of fishing and the boats utilised, followed by accounts of the fishing stations of England [and Wales & the Channel Islands], Scotland, the Isle of Man, and Ireland. together with a chapter on Fishery Regulations, and an appendix detailing the current regulations for the lettering, numbering, and registration of British Fishing Boats. a good clean copy, recased in the original binding, with new end-papers 005 018 803

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        Atlas of Cuyahoga County Ohio

      1874. LAKE, D.J. Atlas of Cuyahoga County Ohio. 205 pp. Illustrated with 48 views, of which two are double page, and 58 hand-coloured maps, of which 27 are double-page, including a double-page map of the United States. Tall folio, 410 x 370 mm, bound in original morocco-backed publisher's boards. Philadelphia: Titus, Simmons and Titus, 1874. |~||~| |~||~| An impressive example of nineteenth-century American bookmaking at its very best. The splendid hand-coloured maps were engraved by Worley and Bracher and the views were lithographed by H.J.Toudy. The first half of the atlas deals with the city of Cleveland with maps of the various wards and depictions of some of the houses of the more prosperous residents. The second part deals with the surrounding towns and villages. The opening double page view is signed A. Ruger. Presumably this is Albert Ruger a successful nineteenth-century artist who specialized in maps and city views. The views have a certain charming naive quality, but are a unique pictorial record of the development of America's cities in the second half of the nineteenth century. These nineteenth-century American atlases are now very uncommon especially complete and in good condition as here. Most copies have been segmented for the attractive individual views and framed separately. Binding a little worn and rubbed but sound, an unusually fine copy. Subject to a facsimile edition in 1975. |~||~||~||~|

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        The German Arctic Expedition of 1869-70, and Narrative of the Wreck of the 'Hansa' in the Ice

      London Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle 1874. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed. Some light scattered foxing. Cruising Association label on paste-down, stamps to cover and blind stamps First Edition in English Green hardback cloth cover with bevelled edges 250mm x 160mm (10" x 6"). viii, 583pp. Colour frontispiece and 3 coloured plates, 31 plain plates and two maps, one folding.

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        Untersuchungen über die Vegetationsformen von Coccobacteria septica und den Antheil, welchen sie an der Entstehung und Verbreitung der accidentellen Wundkrankheiten haben. Versuch einer wissenschaftlichen Kritik der verschiedenen Methoden antiseptischer Wundbehandlung.

      Berlin, Georg Reimer, 1874.. Gr.-8°. Mit 5 Kupfertafeln und einem Textholzschnitt. XIV, 244 SS. OHln. (beschabt, etwas fleckig und angestaubt, oberes Kapital mit Einriss).. Lesky 438. Schönbauer 307: "Diese Arbeit [...] vermehrte wohl die Kenntnisse von den Bakterien - Billroth erkannte den Streptokokkus und benannte ihn -, aber sie weist noch nicht nach, daß die Mikroorganismen die Wundkrankheiten verursachen. Das gelang erst Robert Koch. Er war durch das Buch über die Coccobacteria septica zu seinen Untersuchungen angeregt worden".- Erste Ausgabe der bedeutenden Schrift.- "Als erster erkannte und benannte (Billroth) die Streptokokken (ohne festen Nährboden und Anilinfärbung) und stellte mit dem Ruf 'Reinlichkeit bis zur Ausschweifung' damals bereits die Forderung nach der aseptischen Methode in den Raum" (Enzyklopädie Medizingeschichte).- Vorsätze erneuert, etwas gebräunt und vereinzelt fleckig, die Tafeln im Rand stärker braunfleckig.

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        The German Arctic Expedition of 1869-70, and Narrative of the Wreck of the 'Hansa' in the Ice

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed. Some light scattered foxing. Cruising Association label on paste-down, stamps to cover and blind stamps. 1874. First Edition in English. Green hardback cloth cover with bevelled edges. 250mm x 160mm (10" x 6"). viii, 583pp. Colour frontispiece and 3 coloured plates, 31 plain plates and two maps, one folding. .

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        Gesamtans., "Werdohl a/d Lenne von der Borghelle aufgenommen".

      . Lithographie ( m. farb. Tonplatte ) v. A. Lüttmann b. Elkan & C. ( vormals Arnz & Co ), vor 1874, 27 x 42,7. Westfalia Picta, Bd. II, S. 223 mit Abb. der 1. bekannten Geamtansicht von Werdohl. Blick von einer Anhöhe zur Stadt. Mittig zwei Brücken über die Lenne. Auf der Eisenbahnbrücke ein Zug, rechts zum Bahnhof fahrend. Die Ansicht zeigt auch noch die - in der Mitte des Ortes liegende - Kilianskirche, die 1874 abgebrochen wurde. ( vergl. bei Westf. picta ).

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        120 ink caricatures.

      Vienna, 1874-6 - Hugo Hoegel (1854-1921) was a Viennese law student in the 1870s, later becoming a noted legal scholar. These notebooks contain his accomplished (and often quite funny) caricatures of notable figures of the day, mainly European royalty and Austrian politicians, but including Richard Wagner, Queen Victoria and tenor Heinrich Sontheim. The captions suggest that they were adapted from illustrations in contemporary journals, but their confident execution suggest that they are not mere copies. 2 vols., 8vo (190 × 115 mm), one or two ink caricatures to each page (rectos only), minute ink captions, a few pencil additions at end, numerous blanks at the end of the second volume, loosely inserted table of contents. Cloth backed notebooks (one with label of stationer M. Trentsensky, Vienna), slightly rubbed. Each volume inscribed 'Hugo Hoegel'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of a Sportsman

      London George Routledge and Sons 1874. 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 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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