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        Anthropogenie oder Entwicklungsgeschichte des Menschen. Gemeinverständliche wiss. Vorträge über die Grundzüge der menschlichen Keimes- und Stammes- Geschichte.

      . Leipzig, W. Engelmann, 1874, XVI, (2), 732 pp., 210 Holzschn., 36 genetische Tab., 12 z.T. farb. lith. Taf., Halbledereinband der Zeit.. First Edition and out of print almost immediately; the unchanged second edition came off the press two month later in November 1874. - "This important contribution to the theory of evolution has had more influence on later biology than Haeckel's perhaps better-known work, 'Natürliche Schöpfungsgeschichte'. It contains a clear statement of the embryological processes, and it is in this work that Haeckel states the well-known tenet that 'ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny', that is, that the formation of the individual is a repetition of the formation of the species, so graphically illustrated in Table XII of the book." - Heirs of Hippocrates, 1061; Cushing H9; Garrison & Morton No. 493; Waller 3917; Slg. Borst.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
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        Experimental-Untersuchungen über das Schaedelwachsthum.

      - München, Oldenbourgh, 1874, 4°, (8), 48 pp., mit 11 Lichtdrucktafeln, feiner Pappband mit rotem Rückenschild; Papier wie immer gebräunt. Erste Ausgabe von Bernhard von Gudden's (1824-1886) berühmten Untersuchungen. - Hauptwerk des berühmten Psychiaters und späteren Leibarztes von König Ludwig II. - - "Gudden war einer der begabtesten und hervorragendsten Psychiatern der Neuzeit und hat sich namentlich als Forscher auf dem Gebiete der Gehrin-Anatomie und-Physiologie ausgezeichnet. besonders dankenswerth sind seine verschiedenen Experimentalarbeiten (über Schädelwachsthum, Hirnrindenlocalisation, etc.)." Pagel, Hirsch-H. II, pp.880-881 - - "Es handelt sich hier um schon in Werneck über lange Jahre durchgeführte, wohlbedachte, aber nicht ganz abgeschlossene Experimentalreihen am Kaninchen, die entgegen damals geltenden Meinungen tatsächlich beweisen, daß wechselseitig der Schädel die Hirnform und das Gehirn die Schädelform beeinflußt. Gehirn und Schädel sind von Anfang an aufeinander gerichtet, wachsen mit und durch einander, tragen aber die Grundbedingungen ihrer Gestaltung in sich selbst, eine besonnene Schlußfolgerung, die heute noch gilt. Dies alles wurde durch Exstirpationsversuche bewiesen, die am neugeborenen Tier vorgenommen waren. Im Laufe dieser Versuche hatte Gudden bemerkt, daß am Gehirn des erwachsenen Kaninchens, durch Entfernung eines Auges nach der Geburt, der kontralaterale vordere Zweihügel in der Entwicklung zurückgeblieben war, wie unmittelbar der Vergleich mit der Normalseite ergab. Damit war die Guddensche Exstirpationsmethode gefunden, die gestattet, mit dem operativ entfernten Hirnteil zusammenhängende Leitungsbahnen und Gewebeabschnitte jeweils festzustellen. Dies ermöglichte erstmals in der Geschichte der Hirnforschung ganz neue Einblicke in die einzelnen anatomischen Systeme innerhalb des Hirnes und ergab eine Fülle von Erkenntnissen über Verlauf, Ursprung und Ende von Leitungsbahnen, wie sie die gewöhnliche anatomische Betrachtung nie vermitteln kann." - Kolle, Große Nervenärzte I, 132 - - First edition. Very scarce. With 11 collotype plates. Fine boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire de la Langue Des Cris, and Grammaire de la Langue Des Cris. 2 Volumes Bound As 1 Volume.

      C.O. Beuchemin & Valois, Montreal - 1874, 1st Edition. () Very good. xx, 711, (4), iii, 190pp. Octavo. Original green wrappers, with black lettering on front and spine, black pictorial on front. Side and bottom foredges untrimmed. Stamp from Alberta Provincial Archives on half-title. Unopened pages prevalent. One fold-out map, one fold-out chart. Crisp, clean text. Peel 3, 708 709. Albert Lacombe (1827-1916) is an important figure in the history of Alberta due to his missionary work, promotion of education, and role as interpreter for and influencer of the Native peoples. In 1857, he travelled into Blackfoot country. He became a priest for the Blackfoot in 1960 when he took his final vows. He became intimately involved with their society and culture when an outbreak of smallpox occurred from 1870-72. In 1881, he became a chaplain to CPR workers, and in 1882 was made Superior of the Calgary Mission for all of Southern Alberta. When the railway reached Calgary in 1883, Lacombe was largely praised for the lack of violent action from the Indians. On March 27th, 1885 the Métis attacked Duck Lake NWT, effectively beginning the Northwest Rebellion. Lacombe spoke to Chief Crowfoot, and all the Blackfoot, and influenced them to not participate in the Riel rebellion. Chief Crowfoot is said to have praised Father Lacombe "as one of the greatest friends of our Nation. When we rejoice, he rejoices, when we are sad and in mourning, he is sad and sorrowful with us." Lacombe also helped to release the Cree Chief Poundmaker, Chief Crowfoot's adopted son, from prison. Lacombe's actions made him a true hero in Western Canada to colonial settlers and Native people alike, earning him an everlasting legacy. A fantastic copy of a historically significant book, one of Lacombe's contributions to interpretation and education in Western Canada. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("THHuxley").

      Aberdeen, 24. [?] September 1874.. 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An den Geologen William Samuel Symonds (1813-1885): "[...] I am very sorry that my wife + I are unable to accept your kind invitation [but] my work in London claims me from the beginning of October onwards [...]". - Die Verso-Seite von Bl. 2 mit kleinen Montagespuren.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        The Russians in Central Asia

      London: Henry S. King & Co.,, 1874. A Critical Examination down to the Present Time of the Geography and History of Central Asia. Translated from the German by Lieut.-Col. Theodore Wirgman Octavo. Original green pimple-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine and to the upper board together with Russian Imperial eagle in a roundel, bands in black around both boards and spine. Folding coloured map. A little rubbed, corners bumped, neatly recased, new endpapers, short tear, no loss, in the stub of the map, now repaired with archival tape, light toning, the occasional spot of foxing at the fore-edge, overall very good. First and only edition in English, originally published for the author in Vienna in 1869, and subsequently in Augsburg in 1873. Study on based "on thorough and careful use of the rich source material" (Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie) by the prolific, Austrian popular cultural anthropologist Friedrich von Hellwald. A thorough survey, it covers "not only the geographical and ethnological, but also the military considerations relating to this vast region clearly and logically, and is therefore still of value." The translator was concerned about the "censorious tone … approaching a hostile spirit" towards England which "pervaded the whole work" (preface), but was persuaded by Arminius Vámbéry's opinion, in his History of Bokhara, that, despite the author's "zeal for the Russian interest … [and] occasional … unfairness in judging England," the book was "distinguished throughout by a thorough knowledge of the subject." The excellent regional map prepared for this edition was "carefully executed from the latest surveys made by the Russians and from the official map published in March 1873 at St. Petersburg." Distinctly uncommon in any edition.

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        Alpine Plants: Figures And Descriptions Of Some Of The Most Striking And Beautiful Of The Alpine Flowers 2 Vols

      George Bell & Sons, London 1874 - Vol 1 - First Series, Second Edition. Vol 2 - 2nd Series First Edition. Bright blue cloth boards with gilt decoration to front and spine and blind stamp to boards. Spines are darkened and lightly rubbed on edges. First Series - 54 colour plates, very bright. 2nd Series - 54 colour plates, also very bright. Occasional light spotting, primarily to page ends and end pages. 152pp + 140pp + ads. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 2460g. (YBP Ref: 2388/31 15) Size: 4to - over 9 3/4" - 12" Tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alpine Plants Figures And Descriptions Of Some Of The Most Striking And Beautiful Of The Alpine Flowers [First & Second Series]

      George Bell & Sons 1874 - Decorated coth gilt, VG. 2 volumes, xii+152pp, iv+140pp, total of 108 chromolithographic plates, [54 to each volume] index, edges of cloth rubbed, gilt decoration in nice condition, plates in very fine & bright condition, all plain paper guards present, Bookplate & bold signature of Isabella Lyle Smyth on the endpapers, a nice set. An attractive series of plates of Alpine flowers. 2400 grams. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Transaction of the Zoological Society of London: volume eight.

      London: Zoological Society of London, 1874. - Quarto,600 pp.82 handcoloured and uncoloured lithographic plates, some double page. Restored green half morroco, new endpapers, a small library stamp on title page. Volume eight of the Transactions contains the two papers by Viscount Walden which form his monograph on the birds of the Island of Celebes with ten handcoloured plates by Joseph Smit and two very interesting manuscript annotations to the first page of paper number ten. The papers are: 1. Flower, William Henry. On Risso's Dolphin, Grampus griseus (Guy.). pp. 1-22 plates 1-2. 2. Arthur, Viscount Walden. A list of the birds known to inhabit the Island of Celebes. pp. 23-108 plates 3-10. 3. Arthur, Viscount Walden. Appendix to a list of birds known to inhabit the Island of Celebes. pp. 109-118 plates 11-13. 4. Owen, Richard. On Dinornis (Part seventeen): containing a description of the sternum and pelvis, with an attempted restoration, of Aptornis defossor, Ow. pp. 119-126 plates 14-16. 5. Murie, James. On the form and structure of the Manatee (Manatus americanus). pp. 127-202 plates 17-26. 6. Flower, William Henry. On the recent Ziphioid Whales, with a description of the skeleton of Berardius arnouxi. pp. 203-234 plates 27-29. 7. Murie, James. On the organization of the Caaing Whale [Long-finned Pilot Whale], Globiocephalus melas. pp. 235-302 plates 30-38. 8. Duncan, Martin. A description of the Madreporaria dredged up during the expeditions of H.M.S. 'Porcupine' in 1869 and 1870. pp. 303-344 plates 39-49. 9. Owen, Richard. On the osteology of the Marsupialia (Part three): modifications of the skeleton in the species of Phascolomys. pp. 345-360 plates 50-57. 10. Owen, Richard. On Dinornis (part eighteen): containing a description of the pelvis and bones of the leg of Dinornis gravis. pp. 361-380 plates 58-61. With a neat library stamp above the drop title "New Zealand Institute Wellington" and inscribed "For the library of the New Zealand Institute with the respects of the author" and at the bottom of the same page "Probably however, some of Prof. Owen's species of Dinornis are but the young of others Capt. F. W. Hutton in Trans. N. Z. Institute v. page 232". Both hands are diffrent (with similarities) with the upper inscription that of Richard Owen. 11. Owen, Richard. On Dinornis (part nineteen): containing a description of a femur indicative of a new genus of large wingless bird (Dromornis australis, Owen) from a post-tertiary deposit in Queensland, Australia. pp. 381-384 plates 62-63. 12. Mivart, George. On the axial skeleton of the Ostrich (Struthio camelus). pp. 385-452 no plates. 13. Anderson, John. On the Osteology and Dentition of Hylomys. pp.453-468 plate 54. 14. Allman, John. Report on the Hydroida collected during the E.rpeditions of H.M.S. 'Porcupine'. pp. 469-482 plates 55-58. 15. Owen, Richard. On the osteology of the Marsupialia (Part four:) bones of the trunk and limbs, Phascolomys. pp. 483-500 plates 59-74. 16. Murie, James. Researches upon the anatomy of the Pinnipedia (part three): descriptive anatomy of the Sea-lion (Otaria jubata). pp. 501-600 plates 75-82.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        Les Fourmis de la Suisse, Systématique, notices anatomiques et physiologiques, architecture, distribution géographique, nouvelles expériences et observations de moeurs.

      Bale, Genève, Lyon, H. Georg, 1874. 4to (280 x 225mm). pp. (2), iv, 10, 452, v, with 2 lithographed plates of which one partly coloured. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spine. First edition. Although professionally Forel was one of the important psychiatrists of the last century, he is primarily known as an ant specialist. When very young he went on a study trip to southern Switzerland; the published results of his observations at once brought him high repute as an entomologist and earned him the Schläfli Foundation Prize. As an anatomist Forel studied the internal morphology of ants carefully and thus came to propose a new taxonomy of these members of the order Hymenoptera. In addition, having become engrossed in the psychology of these insects, he contributed greatly to the study of their social instincts. Forel was the first to describe the phenomena of parabiosis (the natural or artificial joining or grafting of two organisms) and lestobiosis (the relation in which colonies of a small species nest in the walls of the nest of a larger species and enter the chambers of the larger species to prey on brood or rob the food stores) in ants. Having gathered a considerable collection of Hymenoptera he described the various species, finding more than 3.500 new ones. Thus he became a remarkable taxonomist. //Index Litt. Entomologicae II, p. 68.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Beiträge zur Meeresfauna der Insel Mauritius und der Seychellen. Berlin, Gutmann'sche Buchhandlung Otto Enslin, 1880. 4 parts in 1 volume. Royal 4to (31.5 x 23 cm). With 1 chromolithographed map, 22 numbered lithographed plates (16 tinted, double-tinted, chromolithographed or hand-coloured), and 1 figure in the text, all illustrating marine invertebrates. Later Dutch tan half cloth (J. van Welzen, Leiden).

      BMC NH, p. 1327; Kainbacher, 276; Nissen, ZBI 2848; for Möbius: DSB IX, p. 431-432. First and only early edition of a well-illustrated account of protozoa, crustaceans and molluscs studied on an expedition to Mauritius and Seychelles in 1874/75. After an account of the voyage itself, with a map of Mauritius, Möbius continues with an account of foraminifera (an order of rhizopod protozoa, with 14 plates, some showing the coral-like structures some of these protozoa build). Richters and Martens follow with decapoda (an order of crustaceans including shrimp, lobsters and crabs, with 4 plates) and molluscs (with 4 plates) respectively. Möbius (1825-1908), professor of zoology at Kiel and director of their zoological museum, specialized in marine animals and broke new ground by introducing the concept of ecosystems. This gives his work great significance not only for its contribution to our understanding of the organisms studied, but also for its revolutionary view of biology as a whole.With owner's entry on flyleaf. In good condition. A well-illustrated, important and influential work on marine invertebrates from the African waters of the Indian Ocean.

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        The Siege of Savannah in December, 1864, and the Confederate Operations in Georgia, and The Third Military District of South Carolina During General Sherman's March from Atlanta to the Sea

      Albany, NY: Joel Munsell Printed for the Author. 1874. First. First edition. Early three-quarter green morocco and marbled papercovered boards. Neatly and professionally rebacked, a nice, very good or better copy. Laid in is an Autograph Letter Signed to Colonel Jno. P. Nicholson in Philadelphia, sending an engraved portrait of himself (not present): "It forms one of a series of Confederate Officers engraved by Charles B. Hall of New York City" and asks further when the copy of Jones's History of Georgia in Nicholson's hand will be bound and returned to him. .

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        An Icelandic-English Dictionary based on the MS. collections of the late Richard Cleasby, enlarged and completed by Gudbrand Vigfusson, M.A.

      Oxford at the Clarendon Press, Oxford 1874 - Large 8vo. Pp cviii, 780. Bound with the appendix by Walter W. Skeat, Oxford, 1876. Pp iv, 20. Original wraps (defective) bound in. Recent half calf. A handsome copy. Extra postage at cost will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Unter Tungusen und Jakuten. Erlebnisse und Ergebnisse der Olenek-Expedition der kaiserlich russischen geographischen Gesellschaft in St. Petersburg. Leipzig, Brockhaus 1882. 8°. X, 326 S., mit 4 Holzst.-Tafeln und 1 (mehrf. gef.) grenzkolor. Karte, illustr. OLwd.

      . . Henze III, 548. - F. Müller berichtet von der der im Jahre 1874-75 durchgeführten Expedition, die der Erforschung des Olenek diente. "Ein gehaltreiches Buch,... das über Land und Leute des Jenissei-Lena-Zwischengebietes besseren Aufschluss gab als irgendein anderes aus jener Zeit. Hauptthema, mit viel Anschauung ausgeführt, ist die Befahrung des Olenek, dessen Kartierung das wichtigste topographische Ergebnis der Expedition ist." (Henze).- Innendeckel mit Exlibris, Titel etw. braunfleckig, sonst ausgezeichnetes Exemplar.

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        THE WORKS AND LIFE OF WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR.

      Chapman and Hall 1874 to 1876, London - 8 Volumes, published over the years 1874 to 1876, green boards decorated with black borders and circular device on front boards, corners lightly bumped, internally clean, a very good set. Heavy book set may require extra postage cost. Please email for accurate postage costs. ; 220 x 140mm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers]
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        Dr. Ox's Experiment, And Other Stories

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1874. 8vo. 332 pp. Very Good, Red Decorative Cloth, Gilt Edges. Bevelled Boards with edge wear, & rubbing; spine slanted; minor shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle; signed dedication to previous owner on FFEP; bookplate of another previous owner inside cover. Mylar Jacket. Illustrations include 59 full page engraved plates. First English Edition.

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        Dr. Ox's Experiment, and other stories.

      Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, London 1874 - First English edition. 8vo. 332 Pages. 59 illustrations, mostly full page plates. Collated - perfect. Original pebbled cloth, elaborately gilt. AEG. Front inner hinge (only) partially cracked. Top of spine a little pulled and softened but without any tear. Lower hinge a little rubbed and with a quarter inch nick. A fresh, bright, firm and attractive copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouveaux mélanges d'histoire et de littérature sur le Moyen Age.

      Paris Firmin Didot 1874 - 1877 4 volumes in-folio, 332 pp., XIII planches H.T.; VIII-350 pp., VIII planches H.T.; XVI-294 pp., V planches H.T.; XI-351 pp., VI planches H.T. Nombreuses illustrations in texte. Reliure demi chagrin rouge époque, dos à nerfs, têtes dorées. Bel exemplaire. I- Curiosités mystérieuses. II- Ivoires, Miniatures, Emaux. III- Décoration d'églises. IV- Bibliothèques. 32 planches gravées H.T. (dont deux en chromolithographie) et de très nombreuses figures in texte gravées sur bois. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE FUR COUNTRY. Or Seventy Degrees North Latitude. Translated from the French by N. D’Anvers.

      Sampson Low Marston & co 1874 - 1st UK Ed. xiii + 334pp + [i] undated advert + 48pp publ. cat. (dated October 1873). 100 ills. Sl. spotted prelims, 1 plate detached, hinges sl. cracked with some minor surface damage to lower pastedown, original black and gilt green tooled cloth, sl. darkened and rubbed, a.e.g. US$523 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas of Ontario County New York From Actual Surveys By and Under the Direction on Beach Nichols

      Pomeroy, Whitman and Company, Philadelphia 1874 - Folio, 83pp., Original gilt stamped cover. Original leather spine has been professionally replaced. New end papers. Beautiful clean copy with clean covers. Overall quite clean and sound. Maps are nice and clean. Printed on one side of the page only. This copy belonged to Clyde Maffin, who was the Ontario County Historian for many years. His name is in pencil at the top of the title page and something else is blacked out at the bottom of the title page. These New York State County atlases have gotten quite scarce in recent years as many have sadly been broken for the maps. This is by far the nicest one I have ever seen and a nicer one probably cannot be found. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Experimental-Untersuchungen über das Schaedelwachsthum.

      . München, Oldenbourgh, 1874, 4°, (8), 48 pp., mit 11 Lichtdrucktafeln, feiner Pappband mit rotem Rückenschild; Papier wie immer gebräunt.. Erste Ausgabe von Bernhard von Gudden's (1824-1886) berühmten Untersuchungen. - Hauptwerk des berühmten Psychiaters und späteren Leibarztes von König Ludwig II. - - "Gudden war einer der begabtesten und hervorragendsten Psychiatern der Neuzeit und hat sich namentlich als Forscher auf dem Gebiete der Gehrin-Anatomie und-Physiologie ausgezeichnet. besonders dankenswerth sind seine verschiedenen Experimentalarbeiten (über Schädelwachsthum, Hirnrindenlocalisation, etc.)." Pagel, Hirsch-H. II, pp.880-881 - - "Es handelt sich hier um schon in Werneck über lange Jahre durchgeführte, wohlbedachte, aber nicht ganz abgeschlossene Experimentalreihen am Kaninchen, die entgegen damals geltenden Meinungen tatsächlich beweisen, daß wechselseitig der Schädel die Hirnform und das Gehirn die Schädelform beeinflußt. Gehirn und Schädel sind von Anfang an aufeinander gerichtet, wachsen mit und durch einander, tragen aber die Grundbedingungen ihrer Gestaltung in sich selbst, eine besonnene Schlußfolgerung, die heute noch gilt. Dies alles wurde durch Exstirpationsversuche bewiesen, die am neugeborenen Tier vorgenommen waren. Im Laufe dieser Versuche hatte Gudden bemerkt, daß am Gehirn des erwachsenen Kaninchens, durch Entfernung eines Auges nach der Geburt, der kontralaterale vordere Zweihügel in der Entwicklung zurückgeblieben war, wie unmittelbar der Vergleich mit der Normalseite ergab. Damit war die Guddensche Exstirpationsmethode gefunden, die gestattet, mit dem operativ entfernten Hirnteil zusammenhängende Leitungsbahnen und Gewebeabschnitte jeweils festzustellen. Dies ermöglichte erstmals in der Geschichte der Hirnforschung ganz neue Einblicke in die einzelnen anatomischen Systeme innerhalb des Hirnes und ergab eine Fülle von Erkenntnissen über Verlauf, Ursprung und Ende von Leitungsbahnen, wie sie die gewöhnliche anatomische Betrachtung nie vermitteln kann." - Kolle, Große Nervenärzte I, 132 - - First edition. Very scarce. With 11 collotype plates. Fine boards.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
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        Les épaves

      Chez tous les libraires 1874 - - Chez tous les libraires, Bruxelles 1874, 12x19cm, broché. - Troisième édition imprimée sur vergé. Ouvrage illustré d'un frontispice de Félicien Rops tiré sur Chine. Un accroc sur le dos qui comporte également une déchirure recollée en pied, un petit manque marginal en tête du premier plat. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Laelia cinnabarina from watercolors of Odontoglossum, or American orchids

      - Walter Hood Fitch; Watercolors of Odontoglossum, or American orchids; London, circa 1874; 13” x 12” framed Walter Hood Fitch was the most noted botanical artist of the 19th century to focus on orchids, and the foremost catalyst of what can aptly be termed British “orchidomania.” Incredibly attuned to the smallest details of the most exquisite flowers, Fitch was uniquely able to capture the beauty and complexity of the orchidaceae. The reasons for his acclaim were best described by Sir Joseph Hooker, who noted that Fitch was an “incomparable botanical artist,” with “unrivaled skill in seizing the natural character of a plant.” The artist reached the height of his fame in his splendid collaboration with James Bateman, producing the fabulous and important Monograph of the Odontoglossum (London, 1874), which described the range of this beautiful genus of American Orchids. Found at high altitudes, from “the confines of Florida to the frontiers of Chile” (preface), these orchids were among the most striking and exotic ever offered to avid European viewers. Yet the hand-colored lithographs that were published, while stunning, did not approach the depth of color and nuance to be found in Fitch's original watercolors, mainly preserved today in the Royal Collection at Kew Gardens. The watercolors being offered here were discovered recently, and clearly intended as the unique prototypes for a second volume on the Odontoglossum. Despite the fact that Fitch created these flawless watercolors that more than rivaled the images of the first edition, the sequel was never brought to completion, and remains unrecorded even in its planning stages. That being said, it is difficult to approximate in words the vivid beauty of Fitch's original compositions. The artist captured with outstanding naturalism and vibracy the alternate subtlety and flamboyance of the American orchids, the textures of their soft, often translucent petals and opaque leaves and stems. Each defining characteristic is illuminated in profound detail, creating a suite of the most breathtakingly beautiful, large-scale images of orchids to come on the market. As noted, with the aid of such striking imagery, Fitch was largely responsible for creating an orchid mania in Victorian Britain. Huge greenhouses were built, and adding to such enthusiasm was the fact that Britain enjoyed a brisk trade in botanical specimens, and there was soon a proliferation of illustrated periodicals for horticulturists at every level of experience. Though many followed in Fitch's footsteps, his contribution to English botanical art is unique. Many of the orchids immortalized in his watercolors have since been lost to cultivation, while some are exceedingly rare, and still others extinct. This represents an unparalleled opportunity to acquire original watercolors of outstanding accomplishment, by a foremost botanical artist.

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        A Whaling Cruise to Baffin`s Bay and the Gulf of Boothia. And an Account of the Rescue of the Crew of the "Polaris". With an Introduction by Rear-Admiral Sherard Osborn.

      London, Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, 1874. XXIV + 319 s. 8 plansjer. Tekstillustrasjoner. Foldet kart. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. Ex libris på forsats. Navn på forsatsbl. 2 plansjer forsterket i indre marg med tape, ellers et fint eks

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        Histoire Generale De La Faience Ancienne Francaise et Etrangere Consideree Dans Son Histoire, Sa Nature, Ses Formes et Sa Deccoration

      Amiens and Paris: Chez L'Auteur; Librairie A. Raphael Simon, 1874. First Edition. Three Quarter Leather. Fine. Elephant Folio - over 15. Book. 1874 and 1876, 200 color plates, each 15.5 by 11 inches, and 1400 marks and monograms. Limited edition copy no. 109 of unspecified number, also signed by Ris Paquot and others. This copy had belongs to H. Descamps, and appears to have been a presentation copy. This massive book, two volumes bound in one, is one of the most sumptuous books ever produced about ceramics and without question, the single most magnificent one dedicated to the history and appreciation of Faience. Ris Paquot wrote other important works about faience, but those should not be confused with this much more lavish production, with its 200 brilliantly colored chromolithographs, which the title page asserts were all retouched by hand! The text is also formidable, tracing the roots of faience to the classical world. It runs 240 oversized pages, including an extensive index. This very rare and valuable book is in fine condition. There is a lighter area surrounding a small square at the base of the spine where there might have once been a stamp of some sort. While it is possible this suggest an ex-library status, there are no other signs, and the superior condition and integrity of the book suggest very much to the contrary. More likely a private collector put something in the spot to mark the book. There are light pencil marks, mainly small numbers on the plates (done by a prior owner who must have wanted to collate the plates), which should be apparent in the photos and all of which can be erased. In a few places someone wrote with what might be ink, but very discreetly, and in a manner that I don't think detracts from the book in any significant way. There is the very occasional fox mark, and I mean, very occasional! The three quarters morocco is fresh, with slight sunning around the spine. Gilt lettering is bright on the spine. The binding is in great shape, which given its weight, is remarkable. The flypaper, etc. has gorgeous marbling. In sum, a very special book, in a very special state. Postage may have to be recalculated especially if purchased abroad given the weight and heft of the book.

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        Handbuch der gesamten Augenheilkunde. 8 Bde.

      - Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann, 1874-1877, 1880, Gr.8°, ca. 4500 pp., 735 Holzschnitte im Text, 6 Taf., und seltener Register von 1880 mit 68 pp., in 7 feinen Halbleinenbände mit marmorierten Deckeln und Rückenschlidern. Erste Ausgabe herausgegeben von Arlt, Arnold, Augbert, Becker, Förster, Alfred Graefe, Hirsch, Iwanoff, Landolt, Leber, Leuckart, Manz, Merkel, Michel, Nagel, Saemisch,m Schirmer, Schmidt, Snellen, Schwalbe, Waldeyer und von Wecker! - "Auch die Anfänge der wissenschaftlichen Augenheilkunde in Berlin liegen in der Charité. Seit 1828 hatte Jüngken dort eine selbständige Abteilung als Augenklinik geführt. 1868 wurde diese Albrecht von Graefe (1822-1870) übertragen. - Das grosse Handbuch der Augenheilkunde, Albrecht von Graefe gewidmet, ist das schönste wissenschaftliche Denkmal für den großen Reformator der Augenheilkunde. Dieses Sammelwerk, durch das fruchtbare Zusammenwirken der besten damaligen Forscher und Lehrer geschaffen, enthält die ganzen Errungenschaften der Reformzeit. In diesen 7 Bänden sind die wissenschaftlichen Anschauungen und Befunde der ophthalmologischen Entwicklungszeit niedergelegt. - Der frühe Tod Albrecht von Graefes ließ seinen Plan zur Herausgabe dieses umfassenden Lehrbuches der Ophthalmologie nicht mehr zur Durchführung kommen. Sein Vetter Alfred Karl Graefe (1830-1899), erster Ordinarius in Halle, begann zusammen mit Edwin Theodor Saemisch (1833-1909), erster Ordinarius für Augenheilkunde in Bonn das "Handbuch." herauszugeben. Unter Mitwirkung vieler namhafter Wissenschaftler erschien das Werk über einen Zeitraum von 6 Jahren. - Alfred Graefe war einer der glücklichsten Operateure der Neuzeit. Tausenden hat er die Sehkraft erhalten, oder wiedergegeben. Sein wichtigster Beitrag zum Handbuch war der klassische Text über die Motilitätsstörungen des Auges. - - A MAJOR WORK OF PERMANENT VALUE ! - First Edition. In the literature of ophthalmology there stands as a monument of greatness unequalled by any other work the "Handbuch d. ges. Augenheilkunde." - - This work was the collaborative effort of some of the greatest German speaking ophthalmologists of the 19th century, and the editiorship of Alfred Graefe and Edwin Theodor Saemisch. In volume 4/ 2nd part is the fisr description of vernal conjunctivitis "Der Frühjahrskatarrah (pp.25-29) by Edwin Theodor Saemisch. - The first edition in a complete set is rare! - Garrison & Morton No.5914 + 5915 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony, on the Charge of Illegal Voting, at the Presidential Election in Nov., 1872, and on the Trial of Beverly W. Jones, Edwin T. Marsh and William B. Hall, The Inspectors of Election [etc.]

      Rochester: Daily Democrat and Chronicle Book Print, 3 West Main St, 1874. Original light green printed sewn wraps, lightly rubbed and marked, else a very good copy; 212 pages The principal contemporary account of the trial ("the best and most reliable available edition"), as Anthony became the only woman tried in a federal court for voting, "a turning point in . . . the woman's suffrage movement . . . and women's history

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        Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale: ÉTUDES SUR LES POISSONS.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, (1874-) 1915. Folio (350 x 270mm). pp. (8), 265, with 20 lithographed plates of which 15 chromolithographed and finished by hand. Recent green half morocco, gilt lettered spine in 6 compartments. A fine and rare complete copy of this superbly illustrated work on the fishes of Central America. The work forms part four of the 'Mission Scientifique...' comprising 13 volumes. The present volume is particularly rare as it was published in instalments over a period of over 40 years. Many of the fine coloured plates, heightened with gum-arabic, are by Bocourt and lithographed by Mesnel. "This well-known study of Central American natural history was issued in parts, some of the sections being still incomplete" (Wood p. 466). Léon Vaillant (1834-1914) was a noted French ichthyologist and herpetologist and professor of reptiles and fishes at the Paris Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle and 'thus came to hold the chair of Count de Lacepède and Dumérils and inherited resposibility for the then-largest collections of reptiles and fishes in the world' (Adler). First few leaves with an insignificant marginal dampstain.//B.M.(Nat. Hist.) II, 605; Dean, Bibliography of fishes, II, 574.

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        Thesaurus Entomologicus Oxoniensis: or, Illustrations of new, rare, and interesting insects, for the most part contained in the collections presented to the University of Oxford by the Rev. F.W. Hope, ... with forty plates from drawings by the author.

      Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1874. Folio (340 x 245mm). pp. xxiv, 205, with 40 (31 handcoloured) engraved plates. Contemporary black half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering. The rare coloured issue of one of the finest entomological publications, the plain plates were never coloured. "The donation made to the University of Oxford by the late Rev. F.W. Hope, of his entire Collection and Library of Natural History, and the subsequent acquisition of the Burchell, Wells, and other Collections, including also my own, have enriched the University Museum with a large number of new and rare species of Insects, from which it has been considered advisable that a selection should be made for illustration in a manner worthy both of the donor and the University" (From the preface). The fine plates are after drawings by the author and are beautifully handcoloured. Westwood 'had a considerable reputation as an entomological artist' (Harvey, Gilbert & Martin 342). John Obadiah Westwood (1805-1893) was a Hope professor of Invertebrate Zoology at the University of Oxford and was President of the Entomological Society of London and an Honorary Fellow of most of the entomological societies of his period. A fine copy of this beautifully produced and scarce work.//Provenance: Bookplate with numerous insects of Ludovice Peringuey and the signature of Kikumaro Okano on inside frontcover.//Nissen ZBI, 4382.

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        Histoire & généalogie de la maison de Gramont.

      Paris, Schlesinger frères 1874 - in-4, [8]-486 pp., avec, in fine, 6 tableaux généalogiques à double page monté sur onglets, veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs cloisonné et orné à l'imitation, pièce de titre cerise, encadrement de triple filet doré sur les plats, armes poussées au centre des plats, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges, guirlande intérieure (reliure de l'époque). Anecdotiques rousseurs. Rare. Tirage limité à 165 exemplaires numérotés (6/165 pour le notre). Fils d'Antoine IX, le duc Antoine X, Agénor de Gramont (1819-1880) fit carrière dans la diplomatie et fut ministre des Affaires étrangères en remplacement du comte Daru. Il joua un rôle important dans les manoeuvres que furent l'affaire du Luxembourg et la candidature de Léopold de Hohenzollern au trône d'Espagne. C'est encore lui qui fut à l'origine de la Dépêche d'Ems. Aussi valait-il mieux qu'il se consacrât à la généalogie de sa famille. Saffroy III, 42165. Bel exemplaire grand de marges aux armes du duc, poussées au centre des plats, et complété de son chiffre couronné sur les entrenerfs.

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        Tales And Novels By Maria Edgeworth.

      London: Bohn. 1874 - 10 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. A very neat set in full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. With 38 full page steel engravings. The purple calf has faded on the spines to an attractive pale lilac. A charming set of the works of this important Anglo-Irish writer of children's and adult's literature. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        March to Coomassie

      Tinsley 1874 - leather bound copy of early Henty title, rare in any edition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vom Amazonas und Madeira, Erstausgabe

      - Stuttgart, A. Kröner, 1874., 150 S Keller-Leuzinger, Franz: Vom Amazonas und Madeira, Skizzen und Beschreibung aus dem Tagebuch einer Expeditionsreise, Stuttgart, A. Kröner, 1874 (EA), 4°, illustr. goldgepr. Olwd., Goldschnitt,150 S, mit getönt. Holzst. Porträt, 15 Holst.-Tafeln, zahlr. Textholzstichen, sowie 1 lithogr. Karte; der deutsche Ingenieur Keller-Leuzinger (1835-1890) führte 17 Jahre lang im Auftrag d. bras. Regierung Vermessungsarbeiten in Brasilien durch. etwas berieben u. bestossen, Rücken geklebt, innen sauber Brasilien, Expeditionsreisen

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        Vom Amazonas und Madeira. Skizzen und Beschreibungen aus dem Tagebuch einer Expeditionsreise,

      Stuttgart Kröner, 1874 - XVI, 150 S. Mit zahlreichen nach den eigenen Skizzen vom Verfasser auf Holz gezeichneten und in der xylographischen Anstalt von A. Cloß ausgeführten Iillustrationen Borba de Moares 433; Henze III, 16,- Erste und einzige Ausgabe des prächtigen Bandes von Keller-Leuzinger (1835-1890), eines deutschen Ingenieurs der in Brasilien im Auftrage der dortigen Regierung 17 Jahre Vermessungsarbeiten aus. Mit sehr zahlreichen, eindrucksvollen Illustrationen gutes und nur auf den Vorsätzen etw gebr. Exemplar Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 gr.-4° Hldr. d. Zt. goldgpr. R-Titel und Verzierung und Kleisterpapierbezug (Kapitale berieben) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deudrobium Jamesianum from watercolors of Odontoglossum, or American orchids

      - Walter Hood Fitch; Watercolors of Odontoglossum, or American orchids; London, circa 1874; 13” x 12” framed Walter Hood Fitch was the most noted botanical artist of the 19th century to focus on orchids, and the foremost catalyst of what can aptly be termed British “orchidomania.” Incredibly attuned to the smallest details of the most exquisite flowers, Fitch was uniquely able to capture the beauty and complexity of the orchidaceae. The reasons for his acclaim were best described by Sir Joseph Hooker, who noted that Fitch was an “incomparable botanical artist,” with “unrivaled skill in seizing the natural character of a plant.” The artist reached the height of his fame in his splendid collaboration with James Bateman, producing the fabulous and important Monograph of the Odontoglossum (London, 1874), which described the range of this beautiful genus of American Orchids. Found at high altitudes, from “the confines of Florida to the frontiers of Chile” (preface), these orchids were among the most striking and exotic ever offered to avid European viewers. Yet the hand-colored lithographs that were published, while stunning, did not approach the depth of color and nuance to be found in Fitch's original watercolors, mainly preserved today in the Royal Collection at Kew Gardens. The watercolors being offered here were discovered recently, and clearly intended as the unique prototypes for a second volume on the Odontoglossum. Despite the fact that Fitch created these flawless watercolors that more than rivaled the images of the first edition, the sequel was never brought to completion, and remains unrecorded even in its planning stages. That being said, it is difficult to approximate in words the vivid beauty of Fitch's original compositions. The artist captured with outstanding naturalism and vibracy the alternate subtlety and flamboyance of the American orchids, the textures of their soft, often translucent petals and opaque leaves and stems. Each defining characteristic is illuminated in profound detail, creating a suite of the most breathtakingly beautiful, large-scale images of orchids to come on the market. As noted, with the aid of such striking imagery, Fitch was largely responsible for creating an orchid mania in Victorian Britain. Huge greenhouses were built, and adding to such enthusiasm was the fact that Britain enjoyed a brisk trade in botanical specimens, and there was soon a proliferation of illustrated periodicals for horticulturists at every level of experience. Though many followed in Fitch's footsteps, his contribution to English botanical art is unique. Many of the orchids immortalized in his watercolors have since been lost to cultivation, while some are exceedingly rare, and still others extinct. This represents an unparalleled opportunity to acquire original watercolors of outstanding accomplishment, by a foremost botanical artist.

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        Memoires de la société de l'histoire de paris et de l'ile-de-france/18 volumes de 1874 à 1911

      Honore champion 1874-1911 - comprend année 1874-1875( 1 volume ) / 1887/ 1888-1889( 1 volume ) /1894/1895/ 3 tomes 2 volumes /1896-1897 3 tomes 2 volumes / 1898-1899 3 tomes 2 volumes / 1901/ 1903/1904/1906/1907/1908/ 1909/ 1910/1911. soit 21années completes reliées en 18 volum

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        Signed Letter from U.S. President HERBERT HOOVER about Agriculture

      - HOOVER, HERBERT. (1874-1964). Thirty-first president of the United States. TLS. ("Herbert Hoover"). As secretary of commerce. 1 1/8 pp. 4to. Washington, D. C., January 17, 1925. On his imprinted Department of Commerce stationery to GEORGE H. LORIMER (1867-1937), editor-in-chief of The Saturday Evening Post. "Dr. Dennis informs me that you asked for a personal sketch of myself for. the Saturday Evening Post. He has submitted to me what he proposes to send. This sketch may be true in its characterization, although I think most of my friends will deny that he has hit either the high or the low spots. But whatever it is, this piece as it is written is anything but helpful to me in the present situation. Aside from any personal characterization the setting up of a man as being persecuted and then rushing heavily to his defense against unknown enemies is not good public psychology. I am having a lot of trouble with the American farmer because of the campaign carried on by the price fixing agitators. it would have to be handled in a different manner. I would be deeply grateful for the assistance of the Post in trying to get this matter right, and my interest in it lies solely in the fact that the price-fixing groups, having recovered somewhat from the beating into the earth we have given them, have now reorganized and are preparing large active campaigns throughout the country, and it means that we will have to carry on an educational campaign all over again. My attitude toward agriculture could be better handled as an incident to a much larger and broader discussion of agricultural economic patent medicines than in the manner which Dr. Dennis has in his present set-up approached it. I do not want to hurt Dennis's feelings. I have a great affection for him and for the fine service he has given to the Department. He has done what he thought was the thing to do but his lack of familiarity with the reactions of public mind and his lack of experience with the Mississippi Valley farmer has resulted in an entirely wrong slant. It amounts to defense and not to attack on the other fellow." Upon his appointment as secretary of commerce by Harding in 1921, Hoover undertook the reorganization of the Department of Commerce. In addition to taking the first steps to insure governmental supervision of radio broadcasting and commercial aviation, he promoted studies which led to the construction of the Hoover Dam and the St. Lawrence Seaway. In 1923, he was retained as secretary of commerce by Coolidge. "He worked constantly through numerous committees to establish regular methods of voluntary cooperation among the nation's many economic interest groups [and] his insistence on voluntary action as opposed to governmental regulation was characteristic" (Concise DAB). When the United States entered World War I in 1917, prices of many basic commodities rose sharply because of the sudden increase in governmental purchases. In order to halt the growth of exorbitant prices, the government undertook to fix the prices of a large number of necessary commodities. While these measures were very successful during the war, they were abandoned after the economic emergency passed. Hoover refers to the public demand for the reinstitution of the same economic principles in our letter. Under Lorimer, The Saturday Evening Post became an immensely successful and influential magazine, known for featuring the work of leading contemporary writers and thinkers. Initially progressive, with Lorimer's drift to the right it later "became an active --if unofficial -- organ of the Republican party. Lorimer knew many presidents personally, and nearly every president during his editorship contributed to the Post [including Hoover]" (DAB). Boldly signed in Hoover's characteristically large script. Slight blot to the H in "Hoover," otherwise an especially fine example. Content Hoover letters are rare. * All our items are sent via Federal Express. Additional postage may be necessary. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Les champignons comestibles et les especes veneneuses avec lesquelles ils pourraient etre confondus. 2e edition.

      . Paris, Sandoz & Fischbacher; Neuchatel, J. Sandoz, 1874. Square 4to. 108 [53; 9, 46] pp., 40 chromolithographed plates. Contemporary quarter cloth with mounted lithographed pictorial title.* A complete copy of a well-illustrated work on edible and similar poisonous mushrooms by Jules Favre-Guillarmod (1822-1904), published, apparently, in two parts combined here, and with two indexes on one leaf. This is the second edition with additional notes to the introduction, and a few rearrangements of the figures, resulting in one less plate than in the 1869 edition. The pagination of the second part is a bit peculiar and we find text page 11 being the last, referring to a species present on a plate together with another species described on page 43. The index does not list page 11 but suggests that the description is on page 43. Also, p. 37 follows p. 31 because the text of both pages refer to the same plate. The engraving of mushrooms on the front board is by Marie Favre (1824-1872), whereas the plates were drawn by the author. Spine and boards a bit rubbed, some light, mostly marginal spotting and offsetting to the text (plates clean), but mostly clean. In all a very good copy. Volbracht, 586. Neither in Nissen BBI, nor in Stafleu & Cowan, nor in Pritzel..

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        HERBIER NATUREL - 168 PLANCHES

      CHEZ L'AUTEUR 1874 - R300001220: 168 planches classées par famille. Tableau des plantes contenues dans l'herbier indiquant 205 espèces. Descriptif manuscrit des espèces. In-Folio En feuillets. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 580-Botanique [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        Coomassie and Magdala:

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, , 1874. The Story of Two British Campaigns in Africa. With Numerous Illustrations from Drawings by Melton Prior (Special Artist in Ashantee of the "Illustrated London News") and other Artists and Two Maps. Octavo. Original bottle green pictorial cloth, title gilt to the spine with a trophy of Ethiopian arms, gilt roundel portraits of Napier and Wolseley set in foliage blocked in black, brown surface-paper endpapers. Portrait frontispiece and 16 other plates, illustrations to the text, two folding maps. Slight rubbed, front hinge starting, consequently lightly shaken, short tear to the larger folding map, no loss, light toning, overall a very good copy. Second edition, same year as the first. Stanley covered the Abyssinian expedition for the New York Herald and the sensational reception of his despatches from the fall of Magdala, which beat even the official reports back to London, was probably key in the decision to select him for the Livingstone mission. This copy with a calligraphic inscription; "Presented to Jessie Bandie by Her Majesty Queen Victoria, January 1st 1875.

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        The Gilded Age, A Tale Of Today

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company. Fine. 1874. Second Edition. Hardcover. A handsome, unrestored second edition, published in 1874. About Fine condition with only minute rubbing of board and edges; black cloth with peach endpapers, edges sprinkled brown; Twain's first novel which gave an entire era its name, though fictional, is a critical examination of politics and corruption in the United States during the nineteenth century .

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        The Gilded Age / A Tale of Today

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1874. First Edition, second issue. 8vo. Illustrated by Hoppin, Stephens, Williams, White and others. Original publisher's sheep, black leather spine labels lettered in gilt, front cover rehinged, else fine. BAL 3357 . With a page of octavo manuscript in Warner's hand, about 130 words, concerning the character Philip Sterling with reflections on the fairer sex ("It is probably on account of the lack of enterprise in women that they are not as fond of stock speculations and mine ventures as men. It is only when woman becomes demoralized that she takes to any sort of gambling-")

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        The Courtin'

      Boston: James R. Osgood, 1874 - A splendid collaboration between two giants of American popular culture, and an important example of 19th century American bookmaking and illustration (HOMER, WINSLOW) First Edition. 4to. With 7 silhouette drawings by Winslow Homer, reproduced in heliotype. Original decorated binding of green cloth with upper cover silhouette against gilt background, a.e.g., faint wear to extremities, A BEAUTIFUL COPY, the finest we have ever seen. BAL 13306 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Amtliche Sammlung der ältern Eidgenössischen Abschiede. Erster Band: Die Eidgenössischen Abschiede aus dem Zeitraume von 1245 bis 1420. Der amtlichen Abschiedesammlung Band 1.; Zweiter Band: Die Eidgenössischen Abschiede aus dem Zeitraume von 1421 bis 1477. Der amtlichen Abschiedesammlung Band 2 (2 Bde.).

      Luzern, Meyer?sche Buchdruckerei, 1874, 1863 - 4°, Bd. I: X, 488 S. 24 nn. Bl. Register; Bd. II: XVI, 972 S., 30 nn. Bl. Register., Interimsbroschur., Beide Bde.: Umschlag etw. gebräunt; Bd. I: Umschlag lädiert u. fleckig (Rückstände von Klebstreifen), Rücken gebrochen, Anstreichungen mit rotem Filzstift auf etwa 100 S.; Bd. II: Anstreichungen mit rotem Filzstift auf etwa 40 S. (= Amtliche Sammlung der ältern Eidgenössischen Abschiede, Bd. I u. II). Der erste Band ist in der zweiten Auflage. Die ersten beiden Bände von insgesamt 4 Bänden. Die Sammlung enthält «die gemeinsamen Verhandlungen der successive in diesen Bundeskreis [der Eidgenossenschaft] getretenen Städte und Länder oder einzelner derselben unter sich und mit Auswärtigen.in möglichster Vollständigkeit in chronologischer Folge.» Der erste Band enthält: 486 Abschiede und 54 Beilagen zu den Abschieden (in letzteren werden staatliche Urkunden zu Bündnissen, Verkommnissen, Friedens- und Waffenstillstandsverträgen, Schiedsprüchen, Erwerbungen gemeiner Herrschaften, jeweils wortgetreu nach den Originalurkunden abgedruckt). Im Anhang findet man: I. Regesten; II: Fürstentafel; III. Verzeichnis der Boten der Eidgenossen; IV: Verzeichnis der Orte. Der zweite Band enthält: 923 Abschiede u. 68 Beilagen zu den Abschieden. Im Anhang findet man: I. Erläuterung einiger ungewöhnlicher Ausdrücke; II: Fürstentafel; III. Verzeichnis der Boten der Eidgenossen; IV: Verzeichnis der Orte. 3500 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Courtin'. Illustrated by Winslow Homer.

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston 1874 - First Edition thus with seven heliotypes after drawings by Winslow Homer. Small 4to; 52pp, salmon-colored "watered" cloth stamped in gold gilt and black reproducing the Homer silhouette of a young girl sitting peeling apples in black on gold with the author, title, and illustrator in black, gilt stamping and lettering on spine, all edges gilt, spine a bit dimmed, a bit of soiling and wear around edges with one bump on bottom back edge, inner hinge loose at title page, contemporary inscription on front free endpaper, probably the best copy of this scarce book we've had. The book was also issued in a tougher green cloth and brown leather. The pale salmon color is the prettiest - and the hardest to find in acceptable condition.These seven silhouettes by Homer are in the tradition of a popular American folk art form that came into popularity in America in the late 19th century but was rarely used for book or magazine illustration. Rather they were used in place of portraits of individuals (in rare cases, entire families) for household decoration or keepsakes (in gutta-percha cases). Homer's genius was in taking this humble art form and translating it into illustrations for one of Lowell's most popular poems which had become an American icon. Homer's first illustration, Zeke peeking in the window, has become an icon itself, instantly recognizable as Homer's reputation has soared in second half of this century. BAL 13306. See an Image. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale: Études sur les Poissons

      Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, -. First edition 1874 - Pp. 200, 17 full page plates - 15 are beautiful chromolithograph plates finished by hand and heightened with gum-arabic by Bocourt and lithographed by Mesnel (each plate has an accompanying page of descriptive text). Quarter red morocco with five raised bands, gilt-lettered on the spine over French marbled boards with matching French marbled endpapers (original gray printed wrappers are bound in place), folio (14.25 x 11 inches). This work was issued in parts from 1874 to 1915. Pages 1-40 with accompanying plates were released in 1874, pp. 41-120 with plates in 1878 and pp. 121-200 with plates in 1883. In 1915 Valliant died without completing the work. The final, unfinished part (not offered here) was then issued separately along with the final 3 plain lithographic plates. This work documents the exotic tropical fish of coastal and inland southern Mexico and Central America. This work is fourth volume of a 13-volume work of the "Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale," which was the French competitor to the British "Biologia Centrali-Americana" which also documented the plant and animal life of Central America. This fourth volume is the complete work on the fishes. A bright copy in fine condition in a very attractive binding.

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        The Thanotophidia of India. Being a description of the Venomous Snakes of the Indian Penisula with an account of the influence of thei poison on life and a series of experiments. London. J. and A. Churchill 1872 (1a Ediz.)

      In folio, leg. non coeva in mz.tela nera, dorso muto, titolo impresso in oro sul piatto ant.; pp.X - 156 (occhiello e frontespizio in fotocopia), 31 tavv. litografate (28 in cromolitografia, molto belle, 2 a doppia pagina), purtroppo le tavole sono tutte interessate da un'ampia gora nel margine sup., che va attenuandosi sempre più nella parte del testo, fino quasi a scomparire a partire da p.30. Esemplare raro, ma difettoso. Caseb Wood p. 338. Nissen ZBI, 1339. Un classico lavoro sui serpenti velenosi indiani, ripubblicato nel 1874 (testo ampliato, immutate il numero delle tavole). L'Autore (1824 - 1907) era un medico inglese, professore al Medical College di Calcutta, intraprese importanti studi sugli apparati veleniferi degli Ofidi e su come prevenire l'avvelenamento dai morsi di serpenti nell'uomo. Le belle tavole vennero eseguiti da giovani artisti della Government School of Art di Calcutta. In base ai difetti sopra descritti l'opera viene posta in vendita ad un prezzo notevolmente ribassato (la quotazione per un buon esemplare è oggi stimata sui 2000 - 3000 ?). ? 500,00

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