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        Viaggio in ISPAGNA del Barone Carlo Davillier illustrata da oltre 300 disegni di Gustavo Dorè

      Treves, Milano 1874 - In 8°(22x30,5); pagine (2)+X+624+(2); tavole di Doré anche a piena pagina; prima edizione italiana in bella legatura telata verde con incisioni e dorature ai piatti ed al dorso Ogni tanto qualche ingiallimento, buon esemplare

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        Traite de Paleontologie vegetale ou la flore du monde primitif dans ses rapports avec les formations geologiques et la flore du monde actuel. Atlas de 110 planches lithographiees.

      . Paris, J. B. Bailliere, 1874. 4to. 46 pp., 110 lithographed plates with over 1,800 figures of which about 60 nicely tinted. Original blind-tooled cloth, with gilt title on the spine and front board.* The atlas of this most important and beautifully illustrated palaeobotanical work. A smaller-sized text part was issued too, but is not included here. As usual some marginal foxing. Added: the 1869 J. B. Bailliere 4pp. octavo sales-leaflet announcing this publication: "Deux volumes grand in-8o avec un atlas de 100 planches grand in 4o lithographiees", with an outline of its scope and a complete list of chapters and contents. Apparently the number of plates was subsequently increased to 110. Nissen BBI, 1757..

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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        Lettres à une inconnue. Précédées d’une étude sur Mérimée par H. Taine.

      Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, Éditeurs, Librairie Nouvelle, 1874 - 2 vol. in-8° ; (2)-XXXV-364 pp./(2)-373 pp., demi-maroquin marron foncé, dos nerfs joliment orné, fleurons or, filets à froid, titre or, tête or, reliure signée de l’atelier « J. Prat », intérieur très frais, très bel exemplaire. Clouzot, p. 203. Talvart & Place, t. XIV, Édition originale. Ces célèbres lettres furent adressées à Jenny [Jeanne-Françoise] Dacquin de 1841 à 1870. Émouvante préface de d'Hippolyte Taine, l'un des premiers et des meilleurs portraits de Mérimée. N. B. : En moins d’un mois l’édition fut épuisée et l’on dut tirer une seconde édition. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. FIRST EDITION. A VERY NICE COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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        Les Hymenomycètes ou description de tous les champignons (Fungi) qui croissent en France avec l'indication de leurs propriétés utiles ou vénéneuses (AND) Les Discomycetes (all published).

      - Alençon, C. Thomas and De Broise et Lapage, 1874-(1893). Two volumes in six parts. 8vo. Uniform contemporary black half calf with four raised bands, silver titles on spine (except the text of the discomycètes, which is in later black buckram with black, gilt-lettered morocco label on spine).* Two volumes of text and four atlases with 714 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Added (in photocopy): Essette, H. Bull. Soc. Myc. France 78 (1957). Remarques et tables concernant l'atlas de Gillet. (remarques 2 pp.); and inserted (typescript) German translation of the same (2 pp.). Also added (in photocopy), three text parts (1898, 1890, n.d.) of 14, 16, 25 pp. :"Liste de tous les champignons contenus dans louvrage sur les hyménomycètes et ranges par ordre alphabetique", "Agaricinées" [16 pp. with descriptions of species], and "Hyménomycètes d'ordre des planches parues jusquen 1890." The first and third paper are also present in original; (6. discomycètes, texte; 1879) 230, [5] pp. The latter part contains five unnumbered pages not mentioned in Volbracht. See also Junk Bibliographia Botanica pp. 2,296-2,299. All three works are extremely rare and almost never found complete as the plates were published unnumbered. A great classic in mycology. A near uniform set, however, 36 plates are in good photostat. Nissen BBI, 707-708; Stafleu and Cowan, 2018. Volbracht, 732. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        From the Earth to the Moon, Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours and Twenty Minutes: and a Trip around It

      Scribner, Armstrong & Co, New York 1874 - First US Edition, Red publishers cloth with highly decorated gold-gilt pictorial stamped cloth binding. Boards show rubbing and shelf wear. All gilt intact. Light white staining of grooves of mountains on front cover. Could be from paint or dust. Top of the spine has small micro tear less than 1/16" of inch. Bottom spine has similar tears, three in all. Bottom corners are more bumped than the top. Gift inscription on front free flypaper reading" W.S. Simmons from Alice, Christmas 1873" Slight toning of pages. A few fingerprint stains and light foxing of text pages. Missing illustration at p.95. Hinge is slightly visible on interior hinge, but is still functioning. Some light foxing throughout. Otherwise a very sound copy with 4 pages of ads. Translated from The French by Louis Mercier, M.A. (Oxon,) and Eleanor E. King with Eighty Full Page Illustrations Pictures on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        From the Clouds to the Mountains

      William F. Gill and Company, Boston 1874 - Boston: William F. Gill and Company, 1874. First Illustrated Edition in English. Translated by A.L. Alger. 12mo, 285 pp. Terra-cotta cloth with gilt devices, one of the lighter-than air balloon's gondola separating, and the other three mountain climbers ascending Mt. Blanc. Decorative black and gilt lettering and filigree on cover and spine. Slate coated endpapers. Illustrations, including frontispiece, from wood engravings. Editor's preface [not found on other English editions]. This much-sought version of the collection of five Verne stories (the last, "The Fortieth French Ascent of Mt. Blanc", was written by his brother Paul] may, in fact, be the first collected book edition of any sort in English. While Osgood's edition, entitled Doctor Ox [etc] was announced and registered in May and June 1874 respectively, no copies were deposited until July 17th. This Gill edition was announced as "now ready" on July 11th [ref. Taves & Michaluk V012]. Interestingly, Gill's announcement referred to a quarto size, of which I've never seen an example; presumably, a decision was made in favor of the known size, about 7.3" x 5.6". In any case, a popular translation, one which was followed by a "New Holiday Edition" and a "popular edition". Condition: better than unusual for this title, a sharp very good plus, Slight shelf wear and soiling, spine ends and corners lightly bumped, faint marginal at several pages; ¾" tear on top edge of title page, small paper residue on front pastedown. Very sharp, bright and tight for this title. Stories included: A Drama In Mid-Air; Dr. Ox's Hobby; Master Zachary; A Winter Among the Ice-Fields; and The Fortieth French Ascent of Mt.Blanc. L68 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        From the Earth to the Moon Jules Verne Rare 1874 1st ed

      Scribner, Armstrong and Co. 1874 - The book is in good condition. There is a pencil signature in the front, and no bookplates or markings of any other kind. There is some wear to the top and bottom of the spine. The gilt decoration on the cover remains bright and unrubbed. The gilt design to the spine is slightly dulled. A few pages have some light foxing, but most of the book is clean. This is the First American Edition, printed by Scribner, Armstrong, and co in 1874. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lion's End, Antiquarian Books]
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        Allgemeine Kriegegeschichte aller Völker und Zeiten. 14 Bände in 5 Bänden (vollständig)., Aus dem Russischen in Deutsche übersetzt von Generalmajor Streccius.

      Cassel, Verlag von Theodor Kay 1874-1889. - XVI/462, VIII/198, XII/372, XXII/364, VIII/564, VII/309, XII/828, VIII/224, VI/211, XLIV/389, 302, X/350, 458, XVI/459-950 S. und zus. 142 Potraits, Schlachtenpläne (teils mehrere auf einem Faltblatt), Karten (teils gestochene grenzkolorierte Faltkarten) und Tafeln [vollständig, Zuordnung der einzelnen Karten etc. zu den jeweiligen Bänden etwas unübersichtlich, wohl 4 Portraits / Tafeln des fünften Bandes im vierten Band eingebunden], Einbände teils verblaßt und lichtrandig, Rücken und Kopfschnitt teils stärker fleckig, Papier qualitätsbedingt gebräunt und teils braun-/stockfleckig, ansonsten ordentlich erhalten, Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 7800 Gr.-8°., rote Leineneinbände (Original-Verlagseinbände) mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat An der Vikarie]
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        Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Volume 1, 1873-4

      "Japan Mail" Office, Yokohama 1874 - [First Volume of Transactions of the Society, Loochoo Article with Plates]. Published in two parts bound into one to form the first volume in this series. The first part covers the period of October 30, 1872 - October 9, 1873. It has 110 numbered pages and contains 5 foldout black and white woodcut plates (related to Okinawa), 2 foldout tables and what appears to be a two page albumen photograph reproduction of chart of hurricane tracts. The second part covers the period of October 22, 1873 - July 15, 1874. It has 249 numbered pages and contains 2 foldout tables. A total of 359 numbered pages, 5 folding illustrations, 4 foldout tables and 1 double page chart. ~ Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. Later marbled boards with cloth spine with lettering in gilt. "Ex Libris Charles E. Tuttle" bookplate and "Issedio" sticker on front inside cover. Edges and corners worn. Corners bumped. Internally very clean. The pages all show three small punch holes. Presumably these were where the two parts were once string tied before binding together to make a complete volume I. The chart of typhoon routes appears to be an albumen photograph and it has faded to the point where the image is indiscernible. ~~ More information, to include digital pictures, available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: George C. Baxley]
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        1874 Richmond, VA Civil War Reconstruction 175+ PG Ledger from Philips Plumbing (Detailed reconstruction jobs, locations, names - Including the rebuild of City Hall)

      Richmond, VA: Original, 1874. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. (Civil War)(Virginiana) Original 175 legal-sized account book of Philips Tin Shop in reconstruction era Richmond, VA (1874). Richmond, VA: Original Ledger, 1874. Single Volume. 7 3/4 X 13 1/4 inches. Incredible reconstruction era detailed ledger from Philips Tin Shop in Richmond, VA. The handwritten ledger includes jobs, estimates, street addresses and names in many cases of work done by the company in 1874. Obviously, a very busy business, this ledger is filled with what looks to be over 100 plumbing, fireplace and construction jobs taken on by the company. Some of the detailed jobs included: City Hall (pg 17), New State Bank Building (pg 25), Grand Stand at the new Fair Grounds (pg 65), The Mayo House, and Mt. Zion Church on 3rd. Jobs are throughout the city with dozens of street names and locations including work done on Main Street (several entries), 4th Street, Franklin Street (several entries), Marshall St., Clay St., Shaffer St., Grace Street, 2nd Ave. and many, many more. A few of the names included: Pilkerton, Hutchinson, Gibson, Radway, Sadler & Wright, Mr. Mayo, Williams, Davis, Todd and a plethora of others. This ledger appears to be much more than the average work of repair and/or new construction. It is fairly clear by the detail and the estimates that this work is for extensive damage control and rebuilds from the ground up. A treasury of information on the actual construction materials used at the time as well as the reconstruction timeline in Richmond as a whole. Interestingly, the endpapers of the ledger itself seem to be printed on the backside of wallpaper sheets. Condition of the ledger is found wanting. The spine is nearly gone and the front board exhibits major chipping, with damage and minimal paper loss to the first 30 pages or so. The endpapers are pulling loose at the edges as discussed above. Extensive toning and rubbing. POOR to FAIR condition and an excellent candidate for professional repair work.

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        Culture lucrative de la Truffe par le reboisement

      Paris, Librairie de la société des gens de lettres, 1874. In - 12 broché, couverture imprimée, XII f., 268 p., 1 f Couverture restaurée. Editon originale rarissime. Français broché Bon état

      [Bookseller: Livres Anciens Lucas Philippe]
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        Roughing It

      Hardford: The American Publishing Company, 1874 Hartford, CT: The American Publishing Company, 1872. First edition, first printing, first state with "he was occupying his" on lines 20-21 on page 242, as well as the terminal ads beginning on page 591. In Good overall condition. Age related wear to pages. Front hinge a bit tender. Rubbing to gilt, with lettering on spine mostly illegible, and stamping to front lightly dulled. Edge wear to boards and spine, rubbing to corners. Cloth split at rear exterior gutter, slightly weakening the binding, else firm. First state, rare as such.

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        LE CANARIEN, livre de la conquête et conversion des Canaries (1402-1422), par Jean de Bethencourt, gentilhomme cauchois publié d'après le manuscrit original, avec introduction et notes par Gabriel Gravier.

      1874 - Rouen, Chez Ch. Métérie, 1874. Grand in-8 (184 X 258) demi-maroquin rouge vif à coins relié à la Bradel, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré, auteur et titre doré, plats et dos de la couverture conservés (reliure de l'époque) ; (1) f. blanc, faux-titre, titre, (1) f., LXXXIII pages, 258 pages, 2 carte couleurs à double page, (1) f. blanc. Ex-libris « Paul Gavault ». Quelques piqures, principalement dans les marges. EDITION ORIGINALE imprimée sur vergé de HOLLANDE. « Publication importante dont il n'a été livré qu'un petit nombre d'exemplaires au commerce. Une des deux cartes est la reproduction fac-similé d'un PORTULAN daté de 1413, du plus haut intérêt. » (CHADENAT, 757). BEL EXEMPLAIRE, à toutes marges, bien relié, de la bibliothèque Paul Gavault. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PASQUINO Rivista umoristica della settimana anno 1874 1-52 completa

      1874 - PASQUINO Rivista umoristica della settimana vol. XVIII - 1/52 completa rilegati in volume mezza tela 27 x 36 cm ricco di illustrazioni, anche a doppia pagina (molte di Teja) anche a colori Stato di conservazione: BUONO/OTTIMO! Il numero 11 è presente, ma staccato dalla rilegatura, e presenta strappetti e segni di usura. Sono inoltre presenti 3 numeri del 1871: n. 50 (posizionato fra il 49 e il 50), n. 51 (posizionato fra il 51 e il 52) e 53 (a fine volume).

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        The Illuminated Christian Year

      London: Duffield Ashmead, nd. 32 x 27.5 cm., 10 leaves in colour: T.-p., Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension, Whit-Sunday, Trinity; versos blank, blanks between leaves, orig. bevelled green cloth, blind stamped, gilt lettering, yellow endpapers, a.e .g. Inscribed on ffe "Augusta C. Field from cousin Almy Jany 1, 1874". Covers rubbed and scuffed, else brilliant example of Victorian sombre yet rich illumination..

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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        Les Operations de L'artillerie Allemande

      Landsberger, Bruxelles 1874 - Quarter red cloth rebacked binding with scuffed blue marble paper covered boards. Edge wear to the top and bottom of the boards. Gilt title to the spine. A small portion of the lower corners of the boards are worn away. Dampstaining to the rear endpaper. Small portion of the edge of the pages are mildly dampstained. The book is divided into 3 parts. Library stamps to the title pages of each part. Three folding coloured maps, which are MASSIVE. Some closed tears expertly repaired. Tables. 357 pages. No copies located at OCLC, COPAC, or BNF. Very Rare [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Religion of Israel to the Fall of the Jewish State / by A. Kuenen ; Translated from the Dutch by Alfred Heath May - [Complete in 3 Volumes]

      London : Williams And Norgate [1874-75] - Subject: Judaism - History - To 70 A. D. Jews - Religion. Series: Theological translation fund library ; v.3-4 & 7. Bibliography: vol. 3, p. 326-330. Translation of: Godsdienst van Israe l tot den ondergang van den joodschen staat. Publisher's device on t. P. Inst. Stamp to the title. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and volume indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans &c. On request. 4 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs.

      2nd. Rev. Ed. Pub. Smith, Elder and Co., London. 1874 - pp.xi, 278 with 3 fold-out plates; small closed tears to 2 plates and the edge of plate 3 is a little grubby and chipped. Otherwise contents in vg. condition. Original boards lightly shelf rubbed and some light wear to spine. Freeman No. 275. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres De Rabelais; Precedees De Sa Biographie et D'une Disertation Sur La Prononciation Du Francais Au XVIe Siece, et Accompagnees De Notes Explicatives Du Texte

      Chez J. Gay et Fills, Editeurs, San Remo 1874 - In three volumes, #139/478 copies on Hollande, portrait frontispiece of Rabelais, Much of this work has been taken from original manuscripts housed in the National Library. A fine set, handsomely bound by V. Champs in 3/4 red morocco over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers, raised bands, spine lettering and top edges gilt, original printed green wrappers bound in. A superb set. Size: Small Octavo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Grundzuge der physiologischen Psychologie

      Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1874. <p>Wundt, Wilhelm (1832-1920). Grundzuge der physiologischen Psychologie. 8vo. xii, 870, [2, errata]pp. Text illustrations. 232 x 158 mm. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1874. Original half cloth, marbled boards, rebacked preserving original spine. Some browning as in all copies, otherwise very good. </p> <p>First Edition. Garrison-Morton 4976. Horblit, One Hundred Books Famous in Science, 100a. </p><p>The foundation of experimental psychology, which uses quantitative methods to study psychological processes such as perception and the formation of ideas. Wundt first conceived of a physiological psychology in 1858 while working as an assistant to Helmholtz, and produced two works on the subject before publishing the Grundzuge, the book that made his reputation. Wundt later established the first laboratory devoted to experimental psychology, which exerted an enormous influence in the spread of "brass instrument psychology" as Wundt attracted more and more foreign students, particularly Americans, many of whom later founded similar laboratories of their own. </p><P> Wundt&#39;s system of experimental psychology is difficult to summarize, as he constantly changed his views without warning, and he left no significant factual or theoretical contribution to the science. His greatest importance lay in his ability to stimulate research and in his role as the leader of a crusade; he "constituted an important rallying point for the generation of young men who saw experimental psychology as a new avenue to man&#39;s self-understanding" (DSB). Norman 2270. </p>

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        Odontoglossum Bocoiraim from watercolors of Odontoglossum, or American orchids

      - Walter Hood Fitch; Watercolors of Odontoglossum, or American orchids; London, circa 1874; 13&#148; x 12&#148; 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 &#147;orchidomania.&#148; 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 &#147;incomparable botanical artist,&#148; with &#147;unrivaled skill in seizing the natural character of a plant.&#148; 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 &#147;the confines of Florida to the frontiers of Chile&#148; (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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        The Amazon and Madeira Rivers Sketches and Descriptions from the Note-Book of an Explorer

      London, Chapman and Hall, London 1874 - Franz Keller. The Amazon and Madeira Rivers ( Sketches and Descriptions from the Note-Book of an Explorer. London, Chapman and Hall. Año 1874. Ilustrado con 68 xilografías illustrations on wood. Encuadernación: Necesita nueva encuadernación. Medidas: 34x 26 cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Andanças é Viajes De Pero Tafur, Por Diversas Partes Del Mundo Avidos (sic). (1435-1439)

      Colección De Libros Españoles Raros o Curiosos., Madrid 1874 - XXVII - 620pp. en muy buen papel de hilo. Perfecto ejemplar con una elegante encuadernación, conservando las cubiertas originales, de Brugalla. A media piel con puntas. Lomos con nervios. Corte superior dorado. De la "Colección de libros españoles raros o curiosos" fue publicado por M. Jiménez de la Espada, siguiendo un manuscrito del siglo XV que no se ha conservado íntegro. Tafur embarcó en Sanlúcar de Barrameda con destino a Italia, Tierra Santa y Chipre; fue embajador de Juan II en Egipto y Constantinopla, desde donde se dirigió a Venecia, a Alemania y Flandes. El autor, de una gran agudeza en sus observaciones, amenizó el relato con numerosas tradiciones históricas y legendarias. Palau . Size: 2 Vols. En 8º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs

      Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co.,, 1874-1877. Comprising portions of his diary from 1795 to 1848. Edited by Charles Francis Adams. 12 volumes, octavo. Recent brown morocco, twin morocco labels burgundy and dark green, decoration to spines, single roll to boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Engraved frontispiece to volume 1. An excellent set handsomely bound. First editions, first printings. Adams was the son of the second President of the United States of America. He, himself served as Secretary of State before becoming the sixth President of the United States.

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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&#39;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&#39;s History of Georgia in Nicholson&#39;s hand will be bound and returned to him. .

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        THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND: Part First, Shipwrecked in the Air

      H.L. Shepard & Co. 1875 1874 - First American edition. Original green cloth with decorations to spine and upper cover in black and gilt. A very good copy that shows a little general wear, particularly to the spine ends, but is a generally bright and tight copy. Forty-two full page engraved plates. The whole of Verne's famous trilogy, The Mysterious Island, was translated from the French by W.H.G. Kingston and serialised from March 1874 in the St James Magazine, with the intention of the publishers Samson Low, issuing the three volumes in book form in 1875. Failure to secure copyright in America by either author or translator, meant that Shepard were able to produce this unauthorised edition in October 1874, forcing the authorised American publisher, Scribner Armstrong, to follow suit (they copyrighted the book on the same day). Thus both issues precede the British edition, and though neither is as scarce or desirable, the Shepard edition is noticeably the scarcer of the American editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Royal Order of Kalakaua I: Knight Grand Cross, Breast Star

      Paris: Kretly, 1874. Magnificent breast star of the order, 90 x 90 mm., with original silver pins and clips to the back, with maltese cross in blue and white enamel on silver and metal wreath and star, lettered in gold on the enamel "Kalakaua February 12 1874"; small chip to the blue enamel in left hand portion of the cross, otherwise in fine condition. Rare Hawaiian Royal order. Rare and splendid Hawaiian order: the Grand Officer Star of the Royal Order of Kalakaua I. The Order was instituted by King Kalakaua on 28 September 1875 to commemorate his accession to the Hawaiian throne on 12 February 1874 (the date which appears on the order). The honour could be granted to either native Hawaiians or foreigners for service to the monarch and to the kingdom; at any one time there could only be twenty living members of the Order. It existed for just seventeen years, last being conferred by Queen Liliuokalani on 1 August 1892. During that period it was awarded to a total of 49 recipients, who received an annuity along with it. Gordon Medcalf ({i Hawaiian Royal Orders}, 1963) gives details of recipients of the Order. These medals were all made for the monarchy by Kretly in Paris. The Stars had no ribbons and were worn either suspended from a sash or pinned to the chest. In February 2013 an example of the lesser Companion Cross of the Order was listed on for $11,500. A breast star, apparently the same as the present one, was sold by the specialist London auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb for £2400 (27 July 1995, lot 171, est 1500-2000). Heritage Auctions Orlando Florida catalogued an apparently identical example online, though reporting offers refused in 2011 of $13,800 and $14,000.

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        The Ingoldsby Legends.

      London: Bentley 1874 - Full morocco, 9.5 inches tall. With raised bands, gilt titling, Macabre gilt centre tools and elaborate gilt tooling to the boards, dentelles and all edges. Illustrated throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa From 1865 to His Death

      London, England: John Murray, 1874. Two volumes. Continued by a narrative of his last moments and sufferings, obtained from his faithful servants Chuma and Susi. In two Volumes. With Portraits, maps and illustrations. (Ref. #ACC-G93).. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 6" x 9" Tall. History.

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        Set of five Coaching Scenes: Fores's Coaching Recollections

      Messrs Fores, 41 Piccadilly. January, London 1874 - Approximately 28.5 x 37 cm plate area plus margins. Engraved by H. Pappill. . The scenes are:"Pulling up to Un-Skid"; "The Olden Time"; "All Right"; "Waking Up"; "Changing Horses". These were originally published in 1843 - 1845 but due to their popularity re-published in 1874 by Fores. hand coloured aquatint engravings. Matted, framed and glazed

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        Descriptiones Terrae Sanctae. Ex saeculo VIII, IX, XII et XV. S. Willibaldus. Commemoratorium de casis Dei. Bernardus Monachus. Innominatus VII. Johannes Wirziburgensis. Innominatus VIII. La Citez de Iherusalem. Johannes Poloner.

      Leipzig, Hinrichs 1874 - Octavo. Pp. 539, (1) errata. Plus a fold-out lithograph map "Tabula geographica Marini Sanuti" bound at end. Hardcover, bound in contemporary diaper-grain half cloth and marbled boards, spine with decorated gilt morocco label and two small round paper labels, one rubbed and partly removed, old institutional bookplate and stamps to front paste-down, some annotations in a very neat contemporary hand to title and elsewhere, some browning and spotting. In about fine condition. Attractive copy, very well preserved. ~ First edition. In this book Tobler studies, edits, and prepares for publication an 8th-century manuscript by S. Willibaldus; the 9th-century Commemoratorium de casis Dei, and a manuscript by Bernardus Monachus; the 12th-century Innominatus VII and VIII, a manuscript by Johannes Wirziburgensis, and the La Citez de Iherusalem; and a 15th-century manuscript by Johannes Poloner. They are published here in the original Latin. The second part of the book is Tobler's commentary, in German. Born in 1806, Tobler studied medicine in Zurich, Vienna, and Paris. Worked as a practising physician. In 1835 he visited Palestine for the first time, and published his travelogue in "Lustreise in Morgenland". In 1845, 1857 and 1865 made further journeys to Palestine. Beside his own travelogues he edited older travel descriptions of Palestine and published a bibliography of the Palestine literature. He died in 1877. [Descriptive text Copyright Librarium, The Hague]

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        Encyclopédie d' Histoire naturelle ou Traité complet de cette science d'après les travaux des naturalistes les plus éminents de tous les pays et de toutes les époques : Buffon, D'Aubenton, Lacépède, G. Cuvier, F. Cuvier, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Latreille, De Jussieu, Brongniart, etc.

      - P, Firmin Didot , 1874 , 9 forts vols in4° 1/2 chagrin vert, dos orné de fleurons , 7872 pp , 5900 gravures dans le texte( dont nombreuses à pleine page) , 289 planches hors texte. Tome I à VIII : 23 parties plus les tables ( 771 pp ) - T IX : 3 ème partie de l' atlas des planches soit 289 plnches ( Plantes , singes , mammifères , rongeurs , ruminants, mammifères marins, carnassiers ). Complet pour le texte et les gravures , manque les 2 premières parties de l' atlas des planches. Petit accident à un dos sans manque .

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        AVENTURAS DE FILIPINAS. ALBUM HUMORISTICO EN 30 HOJAS.

      [San Galo: Lithographed by Juan Sietz, 1874]. - Title-leaf, three text leaves, and thirty loose lithographic plates (some with two illustrations to a plate, totaling forty-three illustrations in all). Laid in a folio portfolio. Original maroon cloth, gilt pictorial cover. Portfolio dampstained. Minute foxing to plates; plates also with faint dust soiling, primarily to edges. Overall clean. Very good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A comic illustrated tour of the Philippines, detailing remarkable and unanticipated adventures awaiting the unwary foreign traveller. Each amusing illustration is captioned in both English and Spanish, and all depict white adventurers suffering a variety of mishaps. These mishaps run a wide gamut, from attacks by wild caribou (a bull-like animal, not to be confused with the caribou of the northern wastes) and monkeys, to squalid accommodations and swindling natives. Though intended as a humorous work, the perilous and often life- threatening situations depicted illuminate the resentment the Filipino people (sometimes illustrated outright, but often represented by the landscape and native animals) felt towards their foreign visitors. The work is divided into three sections: "Aventures de los Cazadores" (Hunting Adventures), "Aventures y Diferentes Modos de Viajar" (Adventures and Different Modes of Travel), and "Aventuras Diferentes" (Different Adventures). Quite rare. OCLC locates only five copies. The imprint, "San Galo," is curious. An exhaustive search of place names reveals no San Galo in the Philippines, Mexico, or South America, though Palau sees fit to include it in his bibliography. There is a Saint Gallen bishopric in Switzerland, though this is an unlikely place of publication. It seems likely the imprint is a ruse, which is consistent with the satirical nature of the work. The same is possibly true of the author's name. In all, an amusing and rare illustrated view of the Philippines near the end of Spanish colonial rule. PALAU 332822. PARDO DE TAVERA 2705. VINDEL 1926.

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        FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD. In Two Volumes. (First Edition in Original Cloth, the Celebrated Jerome Kern Copy Sold at Anderson Galleries in New York on January 10th, 1929)

      London: Smith, Elder, 1874. Hardy, Thomas. FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD. In Two Volumes. Twelve wood-engraved Illustrations by Helen Paterson including frontispiece. London: Smith, Elder, 1874. FIRST BOOK EDITION published in November 1874, one of an edition of 1,000 copies. 8vo. This is the Jerome Kern copy (sold Anderson Galleries, New York, 1929) later acquired by famed New York City collector Charles Auchincloss (sold Parke-Bernet, New York, 1961), bookplates of both distinguished collectors in each volume, an ideal provenance. VERY GOOD INDEED in original publisher&#39;s green diagonal fine-ribbed cloth, lettered in bright gilt with two vignettes in black on upper covers, original chocolate endpapers. Volume One has some discoloration to the upper spine, the front inner hinge has been partially re-glued, the outer hinge on the lower cover has a thin fingernail split. Volume Two has a little wear to one spine corner but is otherwise in excellent condition. This copy has not been re-cased and there has been no repair or restoration to the spine ends. For the Thomas Hardy collector, a sharp and fresh copy of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, Hardy&#39;s first success and the seminal work which gave name to his fictional Wessex is cause for celebration; it is nearly as hard to find in acceptable original condition as his notoriously rare anonymous first novel DESPERATE REMEDIES and remains, after nearly a century, the most desired and sought after first edition of all fourteen Hardy novels. There is only one recorded inscribed first edition of Far From The Madding Crowd and precious few auction records for copies of this quality. Neatly housed in a custom clamshell box. Purdy pp. 13-18. Sadleir 1105.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Helen Paterson (Allingham).

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        Far from the Madding Crowd

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1874. With Twelve Illustrations. In Two Volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Near contemporary blue half morocco for Hatchards, spines gilt in compartments, blue cloth sides, marbled endpapers, ruling to boards and top edges gilt. Frontispiece and 5 engravings in each volume, all by Helen Allingham (née Paterson). Bookplate of William Saunders, dated 1904, to each front pastedown, and bookplate of E. Hubert Litchfield to each free endpaper. Lightly rubbed to extremities, small mark to upper board of volume II, endpapers tanned from turn-ins, contents lightly toned. An excellent set. First edition. Originally ran as a serial in the Cornhill Magazine from January to December 1874, with each instalment accompanied by an illustration and vignette initial by Allingham; the book form republishes the illustrations. In America, the story was printed serially in a variety of magazines throughout 1874 and early 1875. Published anonymously in the Cornhill, the story prompted the following remark in the review in the Spectator of 3 January 1874: "If &#39;Far from the Maddening Crowd&#39; is not written by George Eliot, then there is a new light among novelists.

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        Far From the Madding Crowd

      The Cornhill Magazine, January-December 1874 - The first publication of Hardy's fourth novel, serialized anonymously in twelve monthly issues in The Cornhill Magazine (January-December 1874) prior to the Smith Elder edition. Carefully extracted and bound in maroon buckram, preserving the original illustrations by Helen Paterson (twelve plates and twelve chapter header illustrations). Buckram faded at spine and endpapers lightly browned yet an extremely clean and bright copy of an extremely uncommon item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lady Anna.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1874. - A domestic saga in which a genteel and wealthy lady is abandoned by her husband, but later inherits his estate and chooses to marry a tailor who had befriended and supported her during her difficult days. Contemporary ownership signature of J. L. Merwale on the front free endpaper of vol. 1 and on the title-page of vol. 2. 2 vols, 8vo, original decorated reddish-brown cloth, gilt lettering. Sadleir, Trollope, 42; NCBEL III, 884; not in Wolff. Cloth a little rubbed; spines slightly darkened and chipped at head and feet; minor tape residue on the endpapers; very good copy, enclosed in a quarter morocco clamshell box. First English edition, preceded by the Tauchnitz edition of 1873. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LADY ANNA

      1874 - In Two Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1874. Original reddish-brown cloth decorated in black. First Edition.~A young girl, who is really a lady of high rank and great wealth, though in her youth she enjoyed none of the privileges of wealth or rank, marries a tailor who has been good to her, and whom she had loved when she was poor and neglected.~Trollope's readers were quite upset that he allowed his heroine to marry the tailor rather than the young Lord Lovel, who was in love with her; but Trollope replied "If I had not told my story well, there would have been no feeling in favour of the young lord" [quotes from his Autobiography, cited in Gerould]. Trollope wrote this tale in 1871, during the two-month passage from Liverpool to Melbourne (where the Trollopes' son was marrying); he began on the first day at sea, and every day (except one when he was sick) he wrote precisely 66 pages of manuscript, each page consisting of precisely 250 words. ~This copy is in the primary binding (there was also a similar secondary binding, plus finally two-volumes-in-one in green cloth). Condition is very good, with very faint evidence on the front covers that lending library labels must once have resided there. Both volumes still retain their original yellow-coated endpapers, each of which bears an apparently-fairly-recent bookplate (Vol I's endpaper also bears the remnants of earlier bookplates, as well as an 1880 signature). This is a tough Trollope title, one we have had in no better condition. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 42. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE WILD FLOWERS OF GREAT BRITAIN (6 Volumes - Vols. 1-6)

      Journal of Horticulture & Cottage Gardener Office, London 1874 - 1874-1880, the first six volumes (of nine); 608 hand-coloured lithographic plates (93 + 94 + 88 + 87 + 126 + 120). Contemporary half polished black calf bindings with red marbled boards matching end papers and pages edges, red title label to the spine which has four raised bands with gitl and blind stamped decoration; bindings very good with a little general wear and rubbing. Contents clean and tight, single stamp to the base of each title page with handwritten number to the verso, barcodes to the rear end paper; each page of text has been numbered (neatly in contemporary hand) with these numbers referenced to the index; the plates are all very good and clean, very slightly toned, minimal spotting to the odd page. Several internal hinges have been professionally and inconspicuously repaired. A very good 'set' of voumes 1-6 inclusive. Size: 8vo (14 x 22cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Die deutsche Expedition an der Loango-Küste, nebst älteren Nachrichten über die zu erforschenden Länder. Nach persönlichen Erlebnissen. 2 Teile in 1 Band

      Jena, Costenoble 1874 (- 1875) - Erste Ausgabe. Kainbacher 30; Embacher 27; Henze I, 192. - Reiseschilderungen aus dem Königreich Loango, welches zwischen Äquator und Kongomündung an der Küste Westafrikas liegt. - Die auf Bastians Anregung und zunächst unter seiner Führung von der Deutschen Gesellschaft zur Erforschung Äquatorial-Afrikas ausgesandte Loango-Expedition war das erste, in großem Stil organisierte, der wissenschaftlich geographischen Forschung im Auslande gewidmete deutsche Unternehmen (Henze). - Stellenweise etwas braunfleckig, sonst sauber und gut erhalten XX, 374; XIII S., 1 Bl., 353 Seiten. Mit 1 gefalt. lith. Karte u. 3 geflat. lith. Tafeln Halbleinen der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, marmor. Schnitt, 8° [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        R. HOE & CO. R. HOE Y COMPANIA,. FABRICANTES MAQUINAS DE IMPRIMIR CON UNO Y DOS CILINDROS Y FORMAS GIRATORIAS PRENSAS CON PRIVILEGIO DE ADAMS. PRENSAS DE MANO DE WASHINGTON Y DE SMITH MAQUINAS DE DAR TINTA, ETC. TIENEN SIEMPRE A MANO TODO LO RELATIVO AL ARTE DE IMPRIMIE EN TIPOS, PLANCHAS DE COBRE Y LITOGRAFIA Y VENDEN UTILES DE ENCUADERNACION. SIERRAS DE ACERO MAQUINAS DE VAPOR; TODO GENTRO DE MAQUINARIA; INSTRUMENTOS Y APARATOS DE HIERRO, BRONCE, ETC., ETC

      New York and London: R. Hoe & Co, 1874. original embossed cloth recased with original spine covering laid down. Hoe, Robert. 4to. original embossed cloth recased with original spine covering laid down. 85+(1) pages. Not in either the ATF Catalogue or the Wing Catalogue and no copies sited by WorldCat. Address is given as Calles de Grand, Broome, Sheriff, Columbia y Gold. Filled with illustrations of equipment, presses, etc. Hoe also issued an English language catalogue in 1873 but this spanish language catalogue is organized differently. The printer of this catalogue is given as Wynkoop & & Hallenbeck of Fulton, New York. Wear at tips.

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        HISTORY OF TEXAS, FROM ITS DISCOVERY AND SETTLEMENT WITH A DESCRIPTION OF ITS PRINCIPAL CITIES AND COUNTIES, AND THE AGRICULTURAL, MINERAL, AND MATERIAL RESOURCES OF THE STATE.

      United States Publishing Company, New York 1874 - 8vo., (ii), viii, 591 pp., with 8 pages of advertisements. Includes a hand colored fold-out map. Publisher's blind-tolled brown cloth, with title on spine and Texas Lonestar on front board in gilt. Author's inscription on front free end paper, and previous owner's notes on the next blank page. Additional notes at one time stapled to 4 of the adverts, now laid in. One small closed tear to the map. A Near Fine copy housed in a new clamshell box. This is a PRESENTATION copy from J. M. Morphis to S. S. Cox, congressman from Ohio and author of many books, including A BUCKEYE ABROAD. The laid in notes are written on stationary from the Raymond House hotel, Austin, Texas, and are dated 1877. They contain Cox's notes on a 1877 trip to France and Italy. The inscription reads: "Presented to Hon. S. S. Cox with the compliments of the author. J M Morphis. Austin, April 18th a.d. 1877". A handsome copy with the maps and advertisements intact. HOWES M817. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        L&#146;Annam et Le Cambodge. Voyages et notices historiques accompagnés d&#146;une carte géographique.

      Paris, Victor Palmé, Libraire-Éditeur, 1874 - in-8° ; (2)-544 pp.-1 gde carte h.-t. repl. in-fine, demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerfs chiffré en pied, titre or, qq. rousseurs sans gravité, première couv. imp. cons. rel. post., bel exemplaire. Brébion, p. 293. Cordier, Indosinica II, 1533. Manque à Bruguier, Biblio. du Cambodge ancien. Premier voyage de l&#146;auteur de 1848 à 1856, suivi d&#146;un précis historique et géographique. Second voyage de 1867 à 1874. Le précurseur de Mouhot et de Garnier. First edidition. Scarce. Good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Heart Of Africa. Three Years&#146; Travels And Adventures In The Unexplored Regions Of Central Africa From 1868 To 1871 Translated By Ellen E.Frewer. With An Introduction By Winwood Reade.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1874. - 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xvi, 559; x, 521 + 6(ads). 2 lithographed maps (1 folding). 26 plates (incl. 2 frontis. & 1 in colour) & numerous text illus. engraved by J.D.Cooper. A nice tight copy in original cloth (a few marks to cloth). First American Edition of the German botanist&#146;s account of his important scientific expedition to the interior of Sudan and the Congo in 1868-71, with which he was entrusted by the Humboldt-Stiflung of Berlin. Starting at Khartoum, he ascended the White Nile to Bahr-el-Ghazal, then with a partly of ivory dealers, proceeded through the regions inhabited by the Diur (Dyoor), Dinka, Bongo and Niam-Niam. He next entered the country of the Mangbettu (Monbuttu), and discovered the Uele (Welle) River on March 19, 1870, which he incorrectly believed to belong to the Chad system &#150; years later it was proven to connect to the Congo. Schweinfürth added considerably to the knowledge of the flora, fauna, and tribes of Central Africa. He provided details respecting the cannibalistic practices of the Mangbettu, and discovered the pygmy Akka tribe. cfGay 2568. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Pléiades.

      Jos. Müller & Cie, Stockholm 1874 - 412 pp. 12mo. Three quarter calf over marbled boards, five raised bands ruled in gilt, morocco lettering piece, five compartments with gilt flowers and decorations, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Hardback. The most important novel by Gobineau (1816-1882) whose later work is often overshadowed by his "Essau sur l'inegalitie des races humaines," written twenty years earlier. "Shows a debt to Stendhal (whom Gobineau, like Balzac, appreciated when few other critics did)" Harvey & Haseltine, p. 313. With the rise fascism and racial theories, and a look towards a mythological past, a Gobineau revival occurred in France between the two world wars. Cocteau wrote "Ce roman sublime enseigne que le destin travaille dans une zone où nos signes d'intelligence cessent de signifier;" but Roman Rolland added the caution that in Count de Gobineau we see the "same avowed scorn for progress, for liberalism, for that 'humanitarian opium,' for democratic ideals -the same tragic and haughty vision of the struggle of the races- the same voluntary selection of absolute power in the State and Church, here below and in heaven above." (For a complete discussion see "Nineteenth-Century French Fiction Writers: Naturalism and Beyond, 1860-1900. Ed. Catharine Savage Brosman in Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 123). "Trés recherché," Clouzot, "Guide du bibliophile français : bibliographie pratique des ?uvres littéraires françaises du XIXe siècle." Carteret I, p. 346. Clouzot (Nouv.ed.) p. 134. A very good copy, spine and boards rubbed, owner's bookplate on front pastedown, scattered foxing, heavier to blanks and first and last few leaves. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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