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        Unsere Körperform und das physiologische Problem ihrer Entstehung. Briefe an einen befreundeten Naturforscher.

      - Leipzig, F.C.W.Vogel, 1874, 8°, VIII, 224 pp., 140 Holzschnitte meist nach Zeichnungen von Wilhelm His, Halbledereinband der Zeit; Titelblatt etwas gebräunt, sonst feines Exemplar. "DEVELOPMENTAL MECHANICS" - First Edition! - "Wilhelm His presented his idea on the development of the vertebrate embryo in a book dedicated to his Leipzig colleague Carl Ludwig: «Unsere Körperform und das physiologische Problem ihrer Entstehung. Briefe an einen befreundeten Naturforscher». The letters referred to in the subtitle were addressed to His's nephew Johann Miescher, the discoverer of nucleic acid. This publication faithfully characterizes the situation then existing in ontogenetic research and theory building. It was this period of controversy over the interpretation of developmental processes, a controversy between the new mechanistic-physiological approach and the phyologenetic point of view. The debate over the so-called "biogenetic law" was especially intense. - His work on embryology displayed many new methodological conceptions." H.Querner - "In this work Wilhelm His, Snr. (1831-1904) compared the various layers and organs of the embryo to a series of elastic tubes and plates. He thought that the local inequalities of growth and the differences in the consistency of the tissues might account for the various organs and structures. This work led to the idea of "developmental mechanics". - Wilhelm His, Snr. (1831-1904) of Basel, Switzerland, a pupil of Johannes Müller, Remak, Virchow and Kölliker, professor of anatomy in Basel (1857) and Leipzig (1872). His name will always be associated with the science of histogenesis, the introduction of the microtome, the Basele Nomina Anatomica, and that he was the first to study the human embryo as a whole. - see - H.B.Adelmann, Marcello Malpighi and the evolution of Embryology; Hirsch/H. III, 240; DSB VI, H.Querner, pp.434-436 - Garrison & Morton No.494; Waller 4207 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait photographique

      - CHURCHILL Winston (1874-1965) par Edward STEICHEN (1879-1973). Célèbre portrait photographique de l¿homme d¿État britannique en 1932. Tirage argentique postérieur, vers 1950. Étiquette imprimée au verso. Belles dimensions : H 25,3 x L 20,5 cm.

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        Account of a Memorial Presented to His Majesty by Captain Pedro Fernandez de Quir, concerning the population and discovery of the fourth part of the world, Australia the Unknown, its great riches and fertility, discovered by the same Captain

      Thomas Richards, Sydney 1874 - Octavo; with bookplate and neat perforated stamps of the Sydney Mechanic's School of Arts; a little spotting but a good copy in contemporary half red morocco, rubbed. Sydney facsimile of the Pamplona edition. Sydney-printed facsimile and translation of the earliest "derivative" printing of a Quiros Memorial. Following the presentation Memorials (see previous item), a few so-called "derivative" editions appeared in Spain, editions by private printers based on the "Eighth Memorial" that Quiros had presented to the King in 1609. The first of these derivative editions was published in Pamplona in 1610: the facsimile published here is based on the Mitchell Library's copy, with an introductory essay by William Duncan.It was this Eighth Memorial that, after being printed unofficially in three editions in Spain, was translated and published in numerous editions overseas, abridged and anthologised. Virtually all of the later versions of Quiros are ultimately descended from the 1609 Memorial, including the early English, French, German and Dutch editions, as well as Latin versions. Versions by anthologists such as De Bry, Gerritsz, Megiser, Hulsius, Purchas, Commelin, Harris, De Brosses, Dalrymple and Fleurieu all derive from this; the full listing of printed editions of the Eighth Memorial made by Celsus Kelly (Calendar of Documents, Madrid, 1965: Table D, pp.49-50) runs to 72 entries.

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        Les Petits Bollandistes. Vies des Saints de l`Ancien et du Noveau Testament, des Martyrs, des Peres, des Auteurs sacres et ecclesiastiques (.).,

      Bar-Le-Duc, Typographie des Celestins / Paris, Bloud et Barral 1874 - ex-library copy with paper-signature on spines and stamps, binding a bit rubbed and bumped, spines sunned, paper browned and partially foxed (some pages stronger), else fine, text in French, Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 22000 bound in contemporary half calf, 20 volumes (Vol. 1-17 and 3 supplement-volumes / complete).

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        La révolte des fleurs.

      Alphonse Lemerre, Ã?Æ?Ã?â??Ã?â? Ã¢â?¬â?¢Ã?Æ?ââ?¬Â Ã?¢ââ??‰â??¢Ã?Æ?Ã?â??Ã?¢ââ??¬Ã?¡Ã?Æ?ââ?¬Å¡Ã?â??Ã?©diteur 1874 - First edition with an inscription from author, Sully Prudhomme to fellow French writer and poet, Ernest Hervilly. Alphonse Lemerre, éditeur; First Edition (1874), French. Pamphlet is in good condition. Cover shows use and shelf wear, pages has some foxing. Photographs available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        A Select Collection of Old English Plays. Originally Published by Robert Dodsley in the Year 1744

      Reeves & Turner, London 1874 - Octavo, Minor shelf wear, a little foxing to vellum corners of some of the volumes, a few scuffs to spine labels; very good set. 15 volumes. Octavo (7¾x4¾") half gilt-ruled vellum & cloth, spines decorated in gilt, morocco lettering pieces, top edges gilt. Handsome set of these plays first published in the 18th century. Bookplates of Sir William G. Pearce. Robert Dodsley (13 February 1704 – 23 September 1764) was an English bookseller, poet, playwright, and miscellaneous writer. Profits and fame from his early literary works enabled Dodsley to establish himself with the help of his friends. Alexander Pope lent him £100 as a bookseller at the sign of Tully's Head in Pall Mall, London, in 173 5 . He soon became one of the foremost publishers of the day. One of his first publications was Samuel Johnson's London, for which he paid ten guineas in 1738. He published many of Johnson's works, and he suggested and helped to finance Johnson's Dictionary. Pope also made over to Dodsley his interest in his letters. In 1738 the publication of Paul Whitehead's Manners was voted scandalous by the House of Lords and led to Dodsley's imprisonment for a brief period. Dodsley published for Edward Young and Mark Akenside, and in 1751 brought out Thomas Gray's Elegy.Dodsley is best known as the editor of two collections: Select Collection of Old Plays (12 vols., 1744; 2nd edition with notes by Isaac Reed, 12 vols., 1780; 4th edition, by William Carew Hazlitt, 1874–1876, 15 vols.); and A collection of Poems by Several Hands (1748, 3 vols.), which passed through many editions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      . Berlin 3.3.1874. 1 3/4 Seiten 8°. Winziger Randeinriss. Mit (defektem) Umschlag.. Bernhard von Langenbeck (1810-1887), einer der berühmtesten deutschen Chirurgen des 19. Jahrhunderts, verbesserte die Kriegs- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie. - An seinen Freund und Kollegen Karl Wilhelm Ritter von Heine in Prag, dessen Assistenten Dr. Grimm er in seinen "Operationscursus mit Freuden" aufnehme. Ferner bittet er dringend um Teilnahme an dem im April in Berlin stattffindenden 3. Chirurgen-Kongreß. - - "... Ihre Drohung, zum Congreß nicht zu kommen, hat mich im höchsten Grade erschreckt. Das dürfen Sie uns nicht zu Leide thun! ... Billroth will nach Rom gehen, kommt nicht, und ich fürchte, daß die beiden Hauptstädte Ihres Kaiserreichs" (Wien und Prag) "vielleicht gar nicht vertreten werden. Es sind zwei Vorträge über Transfusion angemeldet, die auch wohl längere Diskussionen veranlassen werden. Ich begreife sehr wohl, daß Sie in Prag noch Vieles einzurichten und zu schaffen haben, um so nöthiger ist es aber auch einmal frische Luft zu schöpfen ..." - Heine war erst kürzlich nach Prag berufen worden zur "Einrichtung einer zweiten chir. Klinik ..., für die er ein Musterinstitut schuf" (Pagel).

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        Atlas of the County of Suffolk Massachusetts (Boston Proper, Roxbury, South Boston and Dorchester, West Roxbury, Charlestown, Brighton) 6 volumes

      G.M. Hopkins, Philadelphia 1874 - 1874-75. 6 of the 7 volumes comprising Suffolk County, lacking only Volume IV - East Boston. All in original half leather over cloth - variously worn, shaken, rubbed, cracked, with loss at spine ends, heavy wear to cloth in some instances, etc., as is common, but aside from some scattered soiling and the occasional finger marks, bright and unmarked internally - no tears, or rips. Some toning to page edges. 106 color maps, 101 of them double page (measuring 26" x 17 1/2") plus a color frontis map in each volume. A nice run of volumes that are difficult to find together, and with the maps in unusually fine condition. Size: Elephant folio. Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Countries & Travel; Inventory No: 037896. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Principles of Science: a treatise on logic and scientific method.

      - London, Macmillan 1874. Two volumes octavo contemporary calf (rebacked) with the gilt stamp of Glasgow University on the front boards. Some foxing or browning but quite a good set. First edition and a pretty good association copy, I think. This was a university prize in ethics awarded in 1874 to 'Kentigernus W. McCallum' and signed by Edward Caird. This is, of course, Mungo W. MacCallum who studied with and revered Caird and carried his influence to Sydney, as did other pioneering educators at Sydney University. The influence of Jevons on MacCallum is much less apparent but Caird did decide that a gifted young disciple should read the new work of a contemporary whose views conflicted so much with his own. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pour chasser la bécasse

      Editions Goin, s.d. (1874). Grand In - 8 reliure contemporaine demi - chagrin maroquiné rouge, dos à nerf à titre doré, couvertures conservées, 2 f. n.c., 220 p. Edition originale, exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi de l'auteur. Un ouvrage magistral sur la bécasse, dans lequel Gustave Duwarnet en chasseur passionné, a réuni une somme très importante de connaissances, qu'il s'agisse de l'anatomie, de la migration, de l'alimentation, de la chasse, de la croûle, etc..., de l?oiseau fameux. Thiebaud en col. 326 parle d'un ouvrage rare. Français broché DeCollection

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        Account of a Memorial Presented to His Majesty by Captain Pedro Fernandez de Quir, concerning the population and discovery of the fourth part of the world, Australia the Unknown, its great riches and fertility, discovered by the same Captain

      Sydney: Thomas Richards, 1874. Octavo; with bookplate and neat perforated stamps of the Sydney Mechanic's School of Arts; a little spotting but a good copy in contemporary half red morocco, rubbed. Sydney facsimile of the Pamplona edition. Sydney-printed facsimile and translation of the earliest "derivative" printing of a Quiros Memorial. Following the presentation Memorials (see previous item), a few so-called "derivative" editions appeared in Spain, editions by private printers based on the "Eighth Memorial" that Quiros had presented to the King in 1609. The first of these derivative editions was published in Pamplona in 1610: the facsimile published here is based on the Mitchell Library's copy, with an introductory essay by William Duncan.It was this Eighth Memorial that, after being printed unofficially in three editions in Spain, was translated and published in numerous editions overseas, abridged and anthologised. Virtually all of the later versions of Quiros are ultimately descended from the 1609 Memorial, including the early English, French, German and Dutch editions, as well as Latin versions. Versions by anthologists such as De Bry, Gerritsz, Megiser, Hulsius, Purchas, Commelin, Harris, De Brosses, Dalrymple and Fleurieu all derive from this; the full listing of printed editions of the Eighth Memorial made by Celsus Kelly (Calendar of Documents, Madrid, 1965: Table D, pp.49-50) runs to 72 entries.

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        The Gods and Other Lectures

      Peoria, Illinois: self, 1874. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This book is clean, tight, square with very good corners and unmarked. Ingersoll has inscribed the front fly leaf "Parker Pillsbury Esq from his friend R G Ingersoll" (the ink has run in a couple of places). On the other side of this page a card with Ingersoll's picture (he had his own trading card??) has been glued on over another piece of paper with Ingersoll's signature". The cloth on the boards wrinkles a little in a couple of places and there very light rubbing at the edges. You can see mesh at the title page, but the book remains very tight. It has brown end papers and 253, bright clear pages bound in beveled, stamped boards covered in brown cloth with gold titles on the spine and front.

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        The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated out of the Original Tongues, with the Apocrypha, Concordance and Psalms. to Which Are Appended a Comprehensive Bible Dictionary, in Which Every Important Scriptural Word ... (Truncated)

      Philadelphia : A. J. Holman Co., 1874, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition in this formFull Book Title: The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated out of the Original Tongues, with the Apocrypha, Concordance and Psalms. to Which Are Appended a Comprehensive Bible Dictionary, in Which Every Important Scriptural Word is Fully ExplainedVery good copy in the original elaborately gilt and blind tooled calf over beveled boards. Professionally re-cased with the original spine laid back. Raised bands with elaborate gilt-tooling to the spine compartments. All edges gilt. The original hinged copper clasp remains uncommonly well-preserved.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Description: Not continuously paginated. 35 cm. Impressively and abundantly illustrated throughout. Includes an alphabetical table of the proper names in the Old and New Testaments; a chronological index to the Holy Bible; Bible Dictionary, and Cities of the Bible. Subject: Christianity Scriptures. Bible - Commentaries.

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        The Courtin'. Illustrated by Winslow Homer

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. 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.

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        THE WORKS AND LIFE OF WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR.

      Chapman and Hall, London, 1874 to 1876, Decorative Cloth8 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

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        THE FROZEN DEEP AND OTHER STORIES

      London: Richard Bentley and Son,. 1874. Octavo, two volumes: [i-vii] viii [1-3] 4-5 [6] 7-10 [11] 12-248; [1-2] [i-v] vi [1-3] 4-282 [283-284: ads],. rebound in quarter green crushed morocco and blue cloth, spine panels lettered and tooled in gold, red leather title pieces.. Early owner's signature dated 1875 on recto of first leaves of each. volume, later owner's bookplates affixed to front paste-downs. 7 mm. closed tear at crown of spine panel of volume one, inner hinge of. volume one repaired, binding of volume two slightly warped at fore-. edges, else a bright, near fine set. (#130252). First edition, later issue with yellow endpapers printed with Chapman & Hall ads. Collects three short novels, "The Frozen Deep," "The Dream Woman: A Mystery, in Four Narratives," and "John Jago's Ghost; or, the Dead Alive." First book appearance of Collins's rewritten narrative version of "The Frozen Deep," originally written in collaboration with Charles Dickens as a play in 1856. "The Dream Woman: A Mystery, in Four Narratives," is one of Collins's best horror stories. This text of "The Dream Woman" (Collins's third and most effective version) is an expansion of "The Ostler," first published in the Christmas issue of HOUSEHOLD WORDS for 1855, and "Brother Morgan's Story of the Dream Woman" collected in THE QUEEN OF HEARTS published by Hurst and Blackett in 1859. "The final version of "The Dream Woman" [is] well worth the effort of tracking down ... The story's climax is unsurpassed in the author's work." - Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, p. 237. "John Jago's Ghost" is a crime story based on one of the most famous murder cases in nineteenth-century American criminal law. Two brothers confessed to a murder they did not commit and, based on circumstantial evidence, were convicted and sentenced to death. At the last moment, the mentally deranged alleged victim was found alive. He had apparently wandered off of his own volition. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 408a. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 211. The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 85. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 141. Reginald 03222. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Hubin (1994), p. 180. Sadleir 581. Wolff 1353.

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        The Courtin'

      Boston: James R. Osgood, 1874. (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 . A splendid collaboration between two giants of American popular culture, and an important example of 19th century American bookmaking and illustration

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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        Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Adjoining Countries

      London - George Routledge and Sons 1874 - A set of essays on the history of Western Europe, particularly that of France, Spain and England during the Hundred Years' War. Jean Froissart (c. 1337 c. 1405), often referred to in English as John Froissart, was one of the most important chroniclers of medieval France. For centuries, Froissart's Chronicles have been recognized as the chief expression of the chivalric revival of the 14th century Kingdom of England and France. His history is also one of the most important sources for the first half of the Hundred Years' War. Covering the seventy or so years between the 1320s and 1399. With illustrations in the text. Translated from the French by Thomas Johnes. With coloured title page to volume I. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half-calf bindings. Externally sound, with some wear to the leather on the boards and some loss to the rear joint of volume I. Slight rubbing to spines. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription dated 1880 to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, with some scattered light spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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