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        The Gospel According To St Matthew. [.Mark.Luke.John].

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, And Searle, 1874. - 4 Volumes. folio. titles in red & black. 4 additional engraved titles with lettering in red & 128 etched plates. tissue guards with legends. title vignettes. decorative ornaments & initials. each volume in a different gilt-stamped morocco binding, gilt backs, gilt inside dentelles, all edges gilt (some rubbing to joints & extremities, front joints of Mark & Luke vols. cracked, slight discolouration to upper covers of Luke & John vols., scattered mostly light foxing in last 2 vols.). First Editions with these Illustrations after designs by French artist Alexandre Bida [1813-1895]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        Two Stories by Jules Verne. A Fancy of Doctor Ox, and The Tour of the World in Eighty Days

      Office of The Evening Telegraph Philadelphia 1874 - First American Wrappers Edition. Tall octavo, original printed wrappers. Translated expressly for "The Evening Telegraph" by Stephen W. White and reprinted from the columns of that journal and Entered According to Act of Congress in the year 1874, by Charles E. Warburton. An extremely scarce printing of A Fancy of Doctor Ox published in the same year as the authorized printing by James Osgood. Very Good despite some modest loss to spine paper and wrapper edges, significant but light staining to first twenty or so pages, later sheets with only light stain to fore-edge. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Works

      London: Chapman & Hall, , [1874-91]. 30 volumes, octavo (195 x 126 mm). Contemporary red half calf, marbled sides, raised bands to spine, tan morocco labels, floral decorations and titles to compartments gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. With the original black and white illustrations throughout. Spines evenly sunned, spine ends and corners mildly rubbed, minor wear to bottom edges of boards, occasional light scuff marks to boards. Text block of Volume XVI slightly strained between half-title and frontispiece; small light dampstain to fore edge of front free endpaper and front flyleaf of Volume XIX. An excellent, bright set. A brightly bound complete set of Chapman & Hall's illustrated Library edition of Dickens' works.

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      1874 - With Fifty-Two Illustrations by Riou. New York: Scribner Armstrong and Co., 1874. Original orange cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt. First American Edition (to be printed in America) of Jules Verne's second book, preceded only by FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON. The original French edition came out in 1864, and the British edition edition came out in November 1871 (dated 1872) -- a few of these copies were sent to America with a Scribner Welford title leaf. This American edition then came out in November 1873, though dated 1874; this copy bears a January 1, 1874 gift inscription from grandfather to grandson. Almost a year later Scribner Armstrong also published this title in a special edition (undated), sold by subscription, on heavy paper stock in a beautiful gilt binding with beveled edges -- which today we do see more frequently than this first American edition.~Though this tale was most-recently filmed in 2008, the most enduring version is the 1959 one starring James Mason and (cough cough) Pat Boone.~This first American edition was issued in blue, green or orange cloth, without precedence. This copy, in orange, is in bright, near-fine condition: the endpapers do have hairline cracks at the hinge but the volume is remarkably free of soil or other wear, and the plates and text are free of foxing. This is a very attractive copy of a book that has become notoriously difficult to acquire in such advantageous condition. Taves & Michaluk V002. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        From the Clouds to the Mountains

      Boston: William F. Gill and Company, 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

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        Verona. Arena.

      Napoli, ca. 1874, albumen print, 24 x 18,1 cm, mounted, photograph no 6700. KEYWORDS:italy / verona

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        The Ashanti War. A Narrative prepared from the Official Documents by Permission of Major-General Sir Garnet Wolseley. With Maps and Plans by Harry Cooper. THE BRACKENBURY FAMILY COPY

      William Blackwood Edinburgh 1874 - 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with a folding facsimile on blue stock and a double-page map as frontispieces, a folding map and a double-page map, and two large folding maps (one coloured in outline) in pocket at rear of second volume, some very mild occasional foxing, fore-edges dusty; original decorative cloth blocked in blind, gilt backs, uncut, covers moderately soiled (boards to volume two stained with black ink), volume one neatly rebacked with original backstrip (faded) laid down else a good, firm, sound copy of a work scarce in any condition. This volume bears the neat contemporary signature of 'Frank Cooper' and the following holograph inscription: 'Maps drawn by my brother Harry, who was with Colonel Colley as Adjutant of Transport. Col. Colley, afterwards Sir G[eorge]. Pomeroy Colley, was killed in the fatal action of Majuba Hill in Natal fighting against the Boers'. Henry Brackenbury was Assistant Military Secretary to Wolseley; Cooper (as stated correctly above) was sometime Adjutant of Transport during the campaign. The official records were placed by Wolseley at Brackenbury's disposal 'without reservation' and augmented by the latter's private journal which he kept whilst serving at headquarters. The account of Captain Glover's expedition is taken entirely from letters between Wolseley and himself. The missions of Captains Butler and Dalrymple are described from their own letters. Frank Cooper's signature is dated 1874; the Battle of Majuba Hill took place on 27th February 1881 during the First South African War (this action was, incidentally, the last occasion on which British regimental colours were carried into battle). It would seem, therefore, that this was originally Frank Cooper's copy (until at least 1881) which then passed into the Brackenbury family. It was then in the library of Major-General Charles Booth Brackenbury (1831-1890) and bears his signature on the half-title of the second volume. The author's elder brother, he spent his career in the Royal Artillery culminating in his appointment as Director of Artillery Studies at Woolwich, from which position no-one did more to spread sound ideas throughout the service on tactical changes demanded by the advancement in weapons technology. On Charles's death this copy passed to his youngest son, Hereward Irenius Brackenbury and bears his engraved armorial bookplate on front paste-down of first volume. Hereward Brackenbury was a talented engineer and director of the prominent defence contractor Hawthorn Leslie & Co. The Brackenbury family was well represented in nearly all the British wars of the nineteenth century. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT AND DESIRABLE FAMILY COPY SHOWING MULTIPLE ASSOCIATIONS WITH THE AUTHOR OF A CLASSIC VICTORIAN CAMPAIGN MEMOIR. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Ethnographische Atlas, bevattende Afbeeldingen van Voorwerpen uit het leven en de huishouding der Boeginezen.

      Nederlandsch Gouvernment, Amsterdam, 1874. - EA. Mit 24 großformatigen Tafeln ( 49x38cm) in Farbe und s/w. GLn.-Band d.Z. 2 Blätter mit Erklärungen der Tafeln. 2°, gefaltet auf die Halbe Größe ca. 49x32cm. Bibl.-Expl. mit kl. Rückenschildchen und drei Stempeln auf Vorsatz , Titel und Rückseite der letzten Tafel; einige kleine Randeinrisse im Papier der ersten 4 Seiten; einige Tafeln minimal stockfleckig, ansonsten sehr guter Zustand, alle Tafeln sauber und vollständig vorhanden. Sowohl zu dem 'Makassaarsch-Hollandsch' als auch zu dem 'Boegineesch-Hollandsch' - Wörterbuch von Matthes ist jeweils ein sehr großformatiger (quer 2° = 39x52cm) ethnographischer Atlas mit einer großen Zahl wunderschöner Farb-Lithografien und s/w-Zeichnungen erschienen, beide von größter Seltenheit. Hier liegt vor der 'Ethnographische Atlas' der Boeginezen, aus Museumsbestand, dort gefaltet auf die Hälfte zwecks besserer Handhabbarkeit.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat KAIAPO]
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        Digest of Patents Relating to Breech-loading and Magazine Small Arms (Except Revolvers) Granted in the United States From 1836 to 1873, Inclusive.

      Washington, D.C. 1874 - 4to. 176 p. illus. 31 cm. with errata slipped in by reverse back board. 780 patent-drawings photo-lithographed (up to ten to a page) on 84 full-page illustrations by N. Peters of Washington. Quarter bound in contemporary leather. Marbled boards. Gilt lettering on spine. Minimal wear to extremities. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Tight binding and good cover. Contemporary gift inscription from S. W. Wood to Albert C. Hobbs, Sept. 16, 1874. Owners name below of W(illiam) W. Thomas. Clean, unmarked pages. Please feel free to view our photographs. Alfred Charles Hobbs (October 7, 1812 ââ?¬â?? November 6, 1891) was an American locksmith and inventing of the Protector lock and became one of the founders of the lock making firm of Hobbs Hart & Co. Ltd. The company started in 1851 and was formally registered as Hobbs and Co. in 1852, but by 1855 it had become Hobbs, Ashley and Company. The name then changed to Hobbs, Ashley and Fortescue. In 1860 Hobbs returned to America and lived in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and went on to hold a dozen patents for firearm ammunition manufacturing. In 1880 he listed himself as a "Superintendent Of Cartridge Factory." William Widgery Thomas, Jr. (August 26, 1839 ââ?¬â?? October 7, 1927) was a United States politician from Maine, consul to Sweden and s American Minister to Sweden and Norway in three separate terms: 1883-1885, 1889-1894 and 1898-1905. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray. In Twelve Volumes. Leather Bindings.

      Smith, Elder, & Co., London 1874 - Volume two is dated 1873, the rest are all 1874. The works are as follows: 1. Vanity Fair.- 2. Pendennis.- 3. The Newcomes.- 4. Henry Esmond. Barry Lyndon.- 5. The Virginians.- 6. The adventures of Philipp.- 7. The Paris Sketch Book.; The Irish Sketch Book.; & Notes of a journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo.- 8. The history of Samuel Titmarsh and the great hoggarty diamond. Memoirs of Mr. C. J. Yellowpush.; Burlesques.- 9. The book of Snobs.; Sketches of life and character.; Etc. etc.- 10. Roundabout papers.; The four Georges.; The English Humourists. ; & The second funeral of Napoleon.- 11. Catherine.; Lovel the widower.; Denis Duval.; Ballads. Etc.- 12. The Christmas books of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh.; Mrs. Perkins's ball.; Etc. etc. ------------------------------------------------------ The twelve volumes are bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, with gilt ruling to covers, gilt decoration to spines, two gilt lettered labels to each volume, marbled endpapers, and all edges marbled. Light scuffing to extremities and spines. foxing and browning to the first and last few pages of each volume. otherwise a a nice, tight, and attractive set. Size: 7 1/2 X 5 1/4 Inches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The First Book of Records of the Town of Southampton with Other Ancient Documents of Historic Value, Including All the Writings of the Town Clerk's Office from 1639 to 1669; Transcribed with Notes and an Introduction.(with) Volumes II - VI

      John H. Hunt, Book and Job Printer, Sag Harbor, New York 1874 - 6 Volumes of the town records & early documents concerning this New York State community on the east end of Long Island; ".transcribed with Notes and an Introduction by Wm. S. Pelletreau, and compiled by the undersigned Committee, chosen at Town Meeting, April 1st, 1873, and published at the expense of the Town, by its authority. Henry P. Hedges, Wm. S. Pelletreau, Edward H. Foster."; this is the set presented by the Town to Foster for his services rendered and in tribute to his efforts (see binding details for more on this) E. H. Foster was Clerk of Town of Southampton, N.Y. and his 'Certification' of the Resolution to print the documents acts as preface to the book proper; Volume I with xi + 177 pages, with a frontispiece woodcut illustration of The Old Pelletreau House; main text is followed by a half-title page "Patent of the Town of Southampton. Published by Authority of the Town. Sag-Harbor Printed at the Corrector Office. 1835." 12 pages, which appears to be one of the original printings, as it is letterpress and on differing paper-stock to the rest of the text (we speculate the Town still had copies available for insertion) + "Centennial Celebration at Southampton, Long Island, N.Y. July 4th, 1876. Historical Address by William S. Pelletreau. Express Print Sag Harbor, L.I. 1876" 26 pages + "A Centennial and Historical Address, Delivered at Bridgehampton, L.I. by Hon. Henry. P. Hedges, July 4th, 1876. Sag Harbor; John H. Hunt, Printer 1876" 24 pages + a iv- page "A Record of the Soldiers and Sailors, Who served in the war of the Rebellion, buried, born in, or enlisted from Bridge-Hampton, (being Election District No. 2,) Town of Southampton, Suffolk Co., N.Y." with an important genealogical and Civil War-related historical note in Foster's hand indicating "Names marked # properly belong in Southampton village; election district No. 3, as they enlisted there, most of them were born there." this volume with a useful name index at front and a couple more woodcuts of local historical homes in the text; Vol. II xi + 364 pages + x page index + (1) page "Special Index of Highways" at back, facsimiles with signatures of town worthies at front, one leaf with closed tear; Vol. III viii + 411 + xix index, endpapers detached, one leaf at preface noting "Explanation of Map" split, present (no map here - we note that the early 20th century reprint of this volume does not contain a map or this explanatory page); Vol. IV vi + 335 pages + (16) pages set in columns "List of Soldiers and Sailors.engaged in the military and naval the War of the Rebellion, from the Town of Southampton." with alphabetically-organized names, age, regiment or vessel, when ent. service, term of enlistment, first rank, promoted rank, remarks (deaths & location of same, re-enlistments, 'colored' soldiers, transfers) with laid-in mimeograph of hymn, '.sung at the unveiling of the rock at Conscience Point (landing spot of the original settlers) June 1910." - the title page of this Vol. also notes ".with Other Ancient Documents of Historic Value."; Vol. V xxii + a very useful ix pg. alphabetical "Index of Deeds" + 304 pgs + several folding plates of facsimile documents, maps & 7 pages of explanatory text in this Appendix - laid in is sheet of notes regarding land transfers & sales of historic interest, in Foster's hand & on his letterhead notepaper; Vol. VI (7) + 313 pages + 3 folding maps at back, this vol. having ".additional unrecorded deeds with Indexes of names and localities."; all this group of volumes, I -VI, with much on the early history of this town, via primary sources including deeds, town records, land transfers and proclamations, military records and the formation of regiments, abstracts of documents, much more; selling arms to the Indians, first settlers, courts, union with Connecticut, East Hampton deed, Indian deed, prison built, Shinnecock Indian information, commercial and farming details, wolves, negros, town plots, more; names of Bar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Librairie Furne, Paris 1874 - Paris: Librairie Furne, 1874. Hardcover. Very Good. Each volume with aprox. 475 p. + several engravings. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. . Brown half calf binding red textured cloth boards, gold lettering on spines, 5 raised bands, edges of text block marbled, end papers marbled. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD: light wear to covers- heavier at corners and spine edges, spine more worn- esp. spine ends, top edges of text block darkened, each volume with remnants of small book plate and book plate of David B. Ogden on inside of front cover, light foxing to ffep. & rfep., pages very white and clean, bindings very tight. Vols. 3,9- spine partially detached at top end, a few dog eared pages where lightly bumped. Vols. 4,12, 16,19- spine partially detached at top end. Vol. 5- light stain on cover, spine edges heavily worn. Vols. 6,7,9- spine partially detached, missing leather labels. Vol. 14- heavier wear to top edges, nick to front cover.Vol. 15- heavy wear to spine, leather labels missing, front cover detached. Vol. 17- heavy wear to edges of spine, ends partially detached. Vol. 20- spine detached at front and missing bottom quarter. 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE signée "Pierre Puvis de Chavannes", localisée et datée "Paris, 29 avril 1874".

      - Une page (130 X 210) sur un feuillet double. Le peintre souhaite que son neveu "Monsieur de Vaugelas, secrétaire d'ambassade à Londres " puisse visiter l'exposition : " [.] il ne peut la voir qu'aujourd'hui, car il doit repartir demain pour retourner à son poste. [.]". Il doit s'agir de l'exposition du tableau Charles Martel sauvant la chrétienté par sa victoire sur les sarrasins et du carton représentant Sainte Radegonde au couvent de Sainte-Croix, tous deux réalisés en 1874 par Puvis de Chavannes pour l'hôtel de ville de Poitiers. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Far From the Madding Crowd. The Cornhill Magazine, Volumes XXIX and XXX. Two volumes, complete

      London: Smith, Elder, 1874. First edition.. Hardback. Thick 8vo. (9 x 5.75 inches). Volume XXIX: (Jan to June 1874) pp.vii, (i), 760. Volume XXX (July to December 1874): pp.vii, (i), 760. Each volume has 12 b/w illusts by Helen Paterson, hors-texte (24 in all), with numerous b/w illusts in text. Half-titles bound in. Contemporary half roan, rubbed and slightly chipped, just-cracked to parts of outer joints but not affecting integrity of the binding.. Spotting to prelims and extrems. Light spotting scattered throughout. Dealer's marks in pencil. The first publication of this novel, serialized anonymously in twelve monthly issues in The Cornhill Magazine (January-December 1874), prior to publication in bookform. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. Articles on may other subjects. A Very Good set indeed. Heavy books, requiring eye-watering and prohibitive amounts of extra postage overseas. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        La révolte des fleurs

      Alphonse Lemerre, Ãĩditeur, 1874-01-01. First Edition. Paperback. Good. Signed. First edition with an inscription from author, Sully Prudhomme to fellow French writer and poet, Ernest Hervilly. Pamphlet is in good condition. Cover shows use and shelf wear, pages has some foxing.

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        Eulis! The History of Love: Its Wondrous Magic, Chemistry, Rules, Laws, Modes, Moods and Rationale; Being the Third Revelation of Soul and Sex. Also, Reply to "Why Is Man Immortal?" The Solution to the Darwin Problem. An Entirely New Theory

      Toledo: Randolph Publishing Co. 1874 - Small 4to., brown cloth lettered in gilt with gilt cover design; slight rubbing to extremities. First edition ---- Paschal Beverly Randolph, an African American, carved his own eccentric path in the mid-nineteenth century from the slums of New York's Five Points to the courts of Europe, where he performed as a spiritualist trance medium. One of first black American novelists, Randolph also helped enlist black troops during the Civil War, and assisted freedmen in Louisiana during Reconstruction. His enduring claim to fame, however, is the crucial role he played in the transformation of spiritualism, a medium's passive reception of messages from the spirits of the dead, into occultism, the active search for personal spiritual realization and inner vision. From his experiences in his solitary travels in England, France, Egypt and the Turkish Empire in the 1850s and 1860s, he brought back to America a system of occult beliefs and practices (the magic mirror, hashish use and sexual magic) that worked a revolution. The systems of magic he taught left their traces on many subsequent occultists, including Madame Blavatsky and her Theosophical Society, and are still practiced today by several occult organizations in Europe and American that carry on his work. Randolph authored more than fifty books and pamphlets on magic and medicine. In his best known work, "Eulis! The History of Love," he promulgated the first formal, albeit cryptic, system of organized spiritual training. An elusive work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue of Plants Growing Spontaneously Around Wilmington, NC, from the Boston Journal of Natural History, Volume 1, 1834-37, P. 82-141, 1834.

      Wilmington, N.C. 1874 - Manuscript on paper, written in an octavo ruled notebook, the MS occupying the first half, the second being blank. Contemporary American binding (sheepskin over boards), light wear to binding extremities, hinges cracked but firm, marbled edges. Pages are lightly toned. An attractive little manuscript in very good antiquarian condition A NORTH CAROLINA MANUSCRIPT OF PLANTS GROWING AROUND WILMINGTON, N.C., being hand-written transcript of another manuscript of Moses Curtis's "Catalogue of Plants Growing Spontaneously Around Wilmington, NC." On the first leaf is the note: "Copied by Dr. E. Foreman from a Mss [manuscript] presented to him by Mr. S.A. Story of Wilmington NC, October 1874." Dr. Foreman's additions to the work appear at the end. Beautifully and articulately written by hand in ink, bound in a full leather booklet. Moses A. Curtis (1808-1872) was a noted American botanist. Curtis was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and educated at Williams College in Massachusetts. After graduating, he became a tutor for the children of former Governor Edward Bishop Dudley in Wilmington, North Carolina, returning to Massachusetts in 1833 to study theology. He married Mary de Rosset in 1834, was ordained in 1835 and obtained a post to teach at the Episcopal school at Raleigh, North Carolina. He became rector of the Protestant Episcopal Church at Hillsborough, North Carolina in 1841 and in charge of a parish at Society Hill, South Carolina in 1847 before returning to the Protestant Episcopal Church at Hillsborough in 1857. He died in Hillsborough, North Carolina in 1872. As a botanist, Curtis explored the southern Appalachian Mountains, embarking on a major expedition in 1839. He maintained a herbarium of dried specimens and contributed specimens to John Torrey and Asa Gray. He collected lichens for Edward Tuckerman and corresponded with many other botanists, including Miles Joseph Berkeley to whom he sent many specimens with descriptions and notes. Gray said of him that "No living botanist . is so well acquainted with the vegetation of the southern Allegheny Mountains ." and that he ".was among the first to retrace the steps and rediscover the plants found and published by the elder Michaux, in the higher Alleghany Mountains. For the last twenty-five years of his life, he studied and became an authority on mycology." A VERY CURIOUS NORTH CAROLINA PLANT MANUSCRIPT IN PERFECT CONDITION. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 is Fully Explained

      Philadelphia : A. J. Holman Co. 1874 - 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. Very 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. 5 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage d'exploration à la mer Morte, à Petra et sur la rive gauche du Jourdain. Oeuvre posthume.

      Paris, Arthus Bertrand, [1874]. - 3 vols. and 1 vol of plates. (2), II ff., 388 pp. (6), 222, (6) pp. (4), VI, 326 pp. With 14 lithogr. plates (4 in colour). Printed original wrappers. Folio (390 x 295 mm). Atlas: (4) pp., 85 plates (some double-page-sized), including 65 photogravures by Charles Nègre after Louis Vignes. Original half cloth portfolio. Ties. First edition, very rarely encountered complete: only 2 copies sold at international auctions of the past decades (both incomplete; the last set wanting plate 44: Sotheby's, 15 Oct. 2003, lot 676, GBP 8500; only 40 plates from the set, including glass and collodium negatives, fetched 21,450 EUR at Sotheby's Paris [22 March 2003, lot 583]). - Rare travel report describing the scientific expedition to Palestine undertaken by the French archaeologist de Luynes (1802-67) in 1864. - The work is sought for its splendid illustrations based on photos by Henri Sauvaire and the Naval Lieutenant Louis Vignes. Vol. 1 contains the Duke's travel diary; vol. 2 contains the reports "De Petra à Palmyre" by L. Vignes and "Voyage de Jérusalem, à Karak et à Chaubak" by Mauss and Sauvaire; vol. 3 contains the "Géologie" by L. Lartet (with its own set of plates at the end). The atlas is divided into two parts with a total of 85 plates (thus complete): 67 plates pertain to the Duke's report (3 unnumbered and 64 numbered: 1 map and 1 itinerary in colours, 1 engr. double plate, and 64 photogravures by Charles Nègre after photos by Vignes (views of sites, towns, ruins, etc.); Mauss's report is illustrated by 18 numbered plates: 1 double-page-sized itinerary, 3 plans (2 in colour), and 14 lithogr. plates by Cicéri after photos by Vignes and Sauvaire (views of Karak, Zat-Raz, etc.). - Occasional slight foxing (esp. in vol. 3); plates clean and spotless throughout. A fine, complete set in the original printed wrappers as issued; text vols. are uncut and wide-margined. Röhricht (Bibl. Pal.) 515f., no. 2824. Röhricht (Pilgerreisen) 637, no. 872. Henze III, 312. Parr/Badger, The Photobook I, 33. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Voyage D’Exploration A La Mer Morte, A Petra, Et Sur La Rive Gauche Du Jourdain . Oeuvre Posthume Publiée Par Ses Petits-Fils Sous La Direction de M. Le Comte De Vogüé [Vols. 1 and 2 only]

      Arthus Bertrand, Editeur, Paris 1874 - Large folios. III, [1], 388, 222, [6]pp. Modern burgundy buckram. Original printed wrappers bound in. First two volumes of this monumental work originally published in 3 volumes and 2 atlases. Volume I: entitled: "Relation du Voyage" and containing numerous in-text wood engravings. Volume II: consists of two texts, the first by M. Vignes entitled "De Petra A Palmyre", the second by MM. Mauss & Henri Sauvaire entitled "Voyage de Jerusalem à Karak et à Chaubak", and containing numerous full-page charts. Some age wear on original wrappers with closed tear on front wrapper of first volume (professionally taped) and left corner of back wrapper torn. Minor age-toning along edges of wrappers. Sporadic and minor foxing on very first and very last pages of both volumes. Text in French. Binding in overall fine, interior in very good condition. The Duc de Luynes (1802-1867), eminent numismatist, scholar, archaeologist and collector of art, directed and sponsored this important expedition to Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon in 1864. Louis Vignes (1831-1896), a French marine officer who started taking photographs in the Holy Land using the Calotype system since 1859. He accompanied Honore d'Albert, Duc de Luynes at the end of September in 1864 on an archaeological journey from Beirut to Palmyra. His greatest achievement was the exploration of the Dead Sea basin at the same year. Vignes took many photographs during his voyages and explorations in the Holy Land. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        St. Nicholas: For Boys and Girls. November 1874 - October 1897, November 1902 - October 1904

      Scribner & Co., New York 1874 - First Edition. Hardcover. A nearly complete run of St. Nicholas magazine from November 1874 - October 1879. Included: Vol. II; Vol. III nos. 1 & 2; Vol. IV; Vol. V nos. 1&2; Vol. VI nos. 1& 2; Vol. VII; Vol. VIII pts. 1 & 2; Vol. IX pt. 2; Vol. X pts. 1 & 2; Vol. XI pts. 1 & 2; Vol. XII pts. 1 & 2; Vol. XIV pts. 1 & 2; vol. XV pts. 1 & 2; 1889 pts. 1 & 2; 1890 pts. 1 & 2; 1891 pts. 1 & 2; 1892 pts. 1 & 2; Vol. XX; Vol. XXI; Vol. XXII; Vol. XXIII pts. 1 & 2; 1897 pts. 1 & 2; Vol XXX pts. 1 & 2; Vol. XXXI pts. 1 & 2. Volumes II-XV are brown half leather, gilt titles, pebbled cloth; Volumes 1889-1892, 1897 are red decorative cloth, gilt titles; Volumes XX- XXIII are black half leather, gilt titles, pebbled cloth. Volumes XXX-XXI are red half-leather, gilt titles. Overall Good-Very Good, some hinges split, general rubbing with occasional light peeling, mild shelfwear, occasional marks to endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Neunte Rheinische Schachcongress abgehalten zu Crefeld am 4 bis 7 August 1871

      Verlag von Veit & Co, Leipzig 1874 - 50 pages with diagram and table. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4") bound in original wrappers. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5199) First edition. The German Chess Championship has been played since 1861, and determines the national champion. Prior to 1880 three different federations organized chess activities in Germany: the Westdeutscher Schachbund (WDSB), the Norddeutscher Schachbund (NDSB) and the Mitteldeutscher Schachbund (MDSB). Each one organized its own championship. In 1880, the nation-wide Deutscher Schachbund was founded, so afterwards only one German championship was played. The Crefeld (Krefeld) tournament was organized by the Norddeutscher Schachbund and strong contingent of six individuals participated Aldof Anderssen, Louis and Wilfried Paulsen, Johannes Minckwitz, Carl Goring and Karl Pitschel. Anderssen, von Minckwitz, and Louis Paulsen tied for 1st; the order after the playoff was (1) Paulsen, (2) Anderssen, (3) Minckwitz; all finished ahead of Karl Pitschel, Carl Göring, and Wilfried Paulsen. Condition: Tape to spine, close spine tear, some soiling, old price on front end paper else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Vendee: An Historical Romance

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1874. First One-Volume Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first one-volume edition, bound in brown cloth with the spine lined and lettered in gilt (spine head and board corners rubbed, some rubbing to the spine tail with a short split to the cloth). Originally published in three volumes (1850), the book did not meet with commercial success. Also in 1850, the book was reissued with cancel-titles naming Trollope's two prior works, likely in the hope of boosting sales. As this reissue also met with commercial failure, both issues of the first edition are extraordinarily scarce. Here we offer the first one-volume edition of the work, which also must be scarce as Sadleir does not mention it. Sadleir dates the first one-volume edition to "about 1875", issued as part of Chapman and Hall's Select Library of Fiction. As this copy clearly states that it is not a "New Edition" but is the "Third Edition", and as the book is clearly dated "1874" on the title page, Sadleir would have noted it had he ever seen it. A Very Good copy of the first one-volume edition of Trollope's exceedingly scarce third book and an affordable way to own the earliest edition one is likely ever to find. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

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        DOCTOR OX, and Other Stories. Translated from the French by George M. Towle. Authorized Edition.

      Boston James R. Osgood and Company 1874 - First Edition in English and First American Edition. Small 8vo, publisher’s original terra cotta cloth, the upper cover lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt, the spine lettered in gilt. vi, 292, (1 ad). A nice copy in collector’s condition, the rubbing to the cloth is very minimal and confined primarily to the tips, light mellowing to the cloth or age evidence. RARE FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. The stories include Doctor Ox’s Experiment, Master Zacharias, A Drama in the Air, A Winter in the Ice and The Fortieth French Ascension of Mont Blanc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of William Shakespeare. Edited with Scrupulous Revisions of the Text by Charles & Mary Cowden Clarke

      London: Bickers & Son, 1874. 2 vols., 9-1/2" x 7-1/8", engraved frontis portrait plate of Shakespeare, title-pages printed in red and black, illustrated with 66 mounted photo plates of the great Boydell illustrations. Bound in full green morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, covers ruled and decorated with a wide dentelle boarder, gilt crest of Shakespear's arms to front covers, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, hinges fine.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - WITH - Through The Looking Glass

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1874 & 1872. LATER EDITION PRESENTATION COPY & FIRST EDITION. 2 vols., illustrated by John Tenniel, Alice inscribed on the half-title "Adam Maitland Fairbairn,/ from the Author./ Oct. 10. 1874", contemporary gift inscription to half-title of TTLG dated Xmas 1871. Both volumes uniformly bound in full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, covers ruled in gilt, gilt queen and rabbit to front covers, gilt dentelles, original cloth covers and spines bound in, all edges gilt, by Bayntun. Bindings in MINT CONDITION. Adam Maitland Fairbairn was born on 24 November 1866. He was the 6th child of Reverend Adam Henderson Fairbairn and Anna Gertrude Fuller Maitland. He married Grace Henfield Bagshawe, daughter of George Henry Bagshawe, on 14 June 1906. He died on 15 May 1921 at the age of 54.

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        Bilder aus dem alten Zürich. Gezeichnet & gestochen von J. Arter. Mit erklärendem Text von Professor Salomon Vögelin, Sohn.

      Vlg. Orell Füssli & Co.,, Zürich, 1874 - Zürich, Vlg. Orell Füssli & Co., 1874. 32,5 x 42 cm. IV, 19 S. Text u. Tafelverz., 66 Aquatinta-Tafeln. Lose Blatt in OLn.-Mappe. Barth 18516. - Bruhn I, 53. - Komplettes Exemplar der 3. Ausgabe mit schönen dekorativen Ansichten des Alten (mittelalterlichen) Zürich sowie viele Detail-Aufnahmen der Kirchen bzw. Klöstern mit Ihren Kulturdenkmälern. - (Mappe minim berieben). - Sehr gutes und sauberes Exemplar. - 2.Exemplar vorrätig, teils minim stockfleckig, Mappe am Rücken mit Anriss und Ecken bestossen. Komplett. CHF 1'400.-- Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Ghazir (Libanon), 1874.. Zus. 11 S., 4°.. "[...] As a counter-reaction to Van Dyck's Protestant translation, the Jesuits of Beirut started to prepare their own Catholic translation [into Arabic] of the Bible soon after. The first volume of this work was published in 1876, with the whole New Testament in 1878, and the complete Bible already in 1880. The main contributors in the translator team were Father Augustin Rodet and Sheikh Ibrahim al-Yaziji [...]" (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        Souvenirblatt, "Mineralbad Alexandersbad im Fichtelgebirge bei Wunsiedel".

      . Lithographie ( m. farb. Tonplatte ) v. O. Fürstenau n. T. Büchner, 1874, 41,5 x 52. Seltenes Souvenirblatt. - Mittig Gesamtansicht von Alexandersbad. An den Rändern insgesamt 12 Teilansichten. Sie zeigen Burgstein, Mariannenhöhe, Am Jean Paul Platz, Napoleonshut, Kösseine, Haberstein, Felsenschlucht mit der Teufelstreppe, Badehaus, Eingang von Wunsiedel aus (Nordseite), Klinger Grotte, Insel Helgoland und das Hohe Kreuz. - Alte Längs- und Querfalten geglättet. - Beigegeben ein Textheft, Das Alexandersbad im Fichtelgebirge, Asch, 1874, 36 SS. Broschiert

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        Campaigning on the Oxus, and the Fall of Khiva

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle, 1874. x, 438pp, [2], original decorative cloth, bevelled boards, title in gilt to spine, upper cover with two knot work black panels and gilt vignette. Slightly rubbed to extremities, minor foxing to endpapers and edges of text-block, otherwise quite bright and clean. "Correspondent of the New York Herald is present when Khiva becomes a Russian protectorate, on April 19, 1873" (Nerhood - To Russia and Return). Nerhood 312. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Les fourmis de la Suisse. Systematique, notices anatomiques et physiologiques, architecture, distribution geographiqe. Nouvelles experiences et observations de moeurs. Ouvrage couronne par la Societe Helvetique des sciences naturelles. Basel, Genf, Lyon, H. Georg. 1874. 4°. IV, 452 S., 1 Bl., V S. Explication des figures. Mit 2 (1 ankolorierten) lithographierten Tafeln. Hlwd. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      . . Nicht in Nissen.- Erste Ausgabe der ersten selbstständigen Veröffentlichung Forels, selten.- 25jährig veröffentlichte Forel das preisgekrönte Werk über die Ameisen der Schweiz. Seine Ameisenforschung begleitete ihn das ganze Leben und fand ihren Niederschlag in 273 Werken über Ameisen und andere Insekten.- Exemplar mit dem Verlagsaufkleber (ausserhalb der Auflage für die Mitglieder der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft erschienen). Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, Innengelenke etw. gelockert, Ebd. etw. berieben.

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      S. A. Mitchell, 1874., 1874. First edition. 16mo. Cloth, decorated blind stamping, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover, hand colored map (65cm x 35cm) that folds into 15cm sized cloth booklet. The publisher's bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown sheet. A nicely colored map that shows predominately Mexico and Central America, the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean Sea. In the lower left corner is a large inset map of the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands. The Sandwich Islands consist of a group of twelve islands embracing an area of approximately 6,100 square miles. Eight of these islands are inhabited with the remainder being barren rock. Above this map is an inset color map of the island of Jamaica. In the upper right corner are inset maps of the Bermuda Islands and the Panama Railroad.The lower portion of the United States is depicted above in black and white and shows much of Texas, Louisiana, Indian Territory, and New Mexico with many cities and towns listed. The map is in fine condition with one minor split at one fold and three tiny pin holes in the margin of the lower left corner, and the cloth protective folder in very good condition.

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        Hügelige, teils bewaldete Landschaft mit einer Burg auf der Anhöhe.

      . Aquarell, Buntstifte und Pinsel in Schwarz, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf festem chamoisfarbenem Velin. 25,2:22,4 cm. Links unten mehrere Nagellöchlein, links oben zwei Knickfalten. Skizzenbuchblatt.. Die in Dresden tätige Malerin, Graphikerin und Lithographin war dort erst Schülerin von Rich. Müller (1874-1954) und Gg. Lührig (1868-1957), dann setzte sie 1905 ihr Studium an der Academie Colarossi in Paris fort und 1908 in München. Darüber hinaus ist über die Künstlerin wenig bekannt. Im Mittelpunkt ihres Schaffens stand anscheinend das Landschaftsbild, wie die wenigen überlieferten Arbeiten annehmen lassen.

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        Das Buch der Erdbeeren

      . Eine praktische Anleitung von Cultur derselben im freien Lande wie auch zum Treiben in Küsten und Häusern nebst Mittheilungen über Botanik, Geschichte, Classification der Erdbeeren und Beschreibung aller in Gärten bekannten Arten und Varietäten. Schette & Voigt, Bln., 1874. IV/274 S., orig. broschur. (Rücken erneuert/Ebd. u. bis Seite IV randfl.).

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        Two page ALS by General Charles Gordon, Governor of the Equatorial Africa written from \"Entrance of Subat River\" to a comrade discussing his life as the new Commander in the Sudan: \"You see ostriches and giraffes, but if you kill one what is the use of it? The natives are utterly uninteresting naked savages, nothing more than animals who are always hungry.\"

      The letter dated July 15, 1874 reads in full, \"My dear Newsome, Read and send on. I hope you and your uncle are well. I am all right, and in good spirits. I am glad to say this is a good sign for when a man gets depressed he is likely to get fever. Are you continuing your visits to London, how tired you must be of the train. I have had no news since I left Cairo except one batch of old letters dated on 10th March. How is the club? And the Wrottesleys. I never was so glad as I am at not having a large staff. The trouble I have had with the little one I have got was far more than I have had with the slavers. There is very little shooting as far as I can see. You come across large herds of antelopes but they are some off, and are very shy. You see ostriches and giraffes, but if you kill one what is the use of it? The natives are utterly uninteresting naked savages, nothing more than animals who are always hungry. My great amusement is my doctoring the soldiers. I am now a pretty good medical man for the ordi

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        Three reviews of works on mathematics, in Jenaer Literaturzeitung, im Auftrag der Universität Jena, herausgegeben von Anton Klette. Jena: Mauke’s Verlag (Hermann Dufft) [from 1878, Leipzig: Veit & Co., 6 vols, all published], 1874-79.

      - The great logician GOTTLOB FREGE'S FIRST THREE PUBLICATIONS, contained in this rare complete run of the Jenaer Literaturzeitung, an ambitious periodical for the review of new publications. Founded by the University of Jena, it included contributions by Burckart, Delbrück, Dilthey, Droysen, Haeckel, Cantor, Curtius, Dahn, and Frege. For the full list of contributors to the first volume please see the accompanying images. Frege's contributions are his first three publications proper, not counting his two dissertations (the 1873 doctoral thesis and the 1874 Habilitationsschrift): (1) FREGE, Gottlob: H. Seeger, die Elemente der Arithmetik, für den Schulunterricht bearbeitet. Vol. I, 1874, p. 722 (review No. 672). (2) FREGE, Gottlob: A. V. Gall und Ed. Winter, die analytische Geometrie des Punktes und der Geraden und ihre Anwendung auf Aufgaben. Vol. IV, 1877, pp. 133-134 (review No. 125). (3) FREGE, Gottlob: J. Thomae, Sammlung von Formeln welche bei Anwendung der elliptischen und Rosenhain’schen Functionen gebraucht warden. Vol. IV, 1877, p.472 (review No. 443). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Six heavy volumes, large 4to, some titles lightly spotted, volume VI with traces of humidity at beginning and end, otherwise a good set in contemporary German cloth-backed marbled boards, manuscript lettering-pieces, a little soiled, extremities worn, front fly-leaf of volume III torn away; from the Library of the Gymnasium in Wittenberg, with stamps on the title-versos, subscriber's invoice inserted loose in the first volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Dieyerie tribe of Australian Aborigines

      Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1874. Octavo, 51 pp., early ink owner's name on title and first page (Wm. Tomsett of Queenstown 1874), a few spots, paper repairs to final two leaves; very good in a modern binding. The Aboriginal Tribes near Cooper's Creek. First edition, and an important account of the customs of the Dieyerie tribe (now more commonly "Diyari" or "Diery") of the area around Cooper's Creek north of Adelaide. It is based, the author notes, on 'a sojourn of over nine years in the Dieyerie country, and constant intercourse with the tribe, having familiarized me with their language, and their manners and customs'. Samuel Gason joined the South Australian Police force in 1865 at the age of twenty three and was stationed at Lake Hope. He was promoted to Mounted Constable Second class the following year. One of his most difficult tasks while at Lake Hope was negotiating with local Aborigines who were taking sheep from graziers, a conflict he seems to have managed with good sense. His tenure included the heavy flooding of 1870, during which he reported the deaths of 17 Aborigines. In 1871 Gason was transferred to Barrow Creek, where he witnessed the attack on the Telegraph Station. Gason's work was considered a most useful amateur contribution, and was used in the later compendium The Native Tribes of South Australia (Adelaide, 1879).

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        Collection of 14 offprints on physiology

      1874-1896. <p>Mosso, Angelo (1846-1910). Collection of 14 offprints on physiology, as listed below. 1874-96. Most offprints in original wrappers; see list for individual condition statements. The majority of the offprints are from the library of Johann Friedrich Miescher (1844-95), the first to identify and isolate DNA; nos. 7, 10 and 11 below bear Mosso&#146;s presentation inscriptions to Miescher. Two of the offprints (nos. 6 and 9) bear Mosso&#146;s presentation inscriptions to German physiologist Gustav von Bunge (1844-1920). </p><p>First Editions, Offprint Issues. The Italian physiologist Mosso, a student of Carl Ludwig, was one of the pioneers in the use of machines to graphically register physiological phenomena. He was the first to use neuroimaging techniques to measure changes in blood flow to the brain caused by mental activity, and he also invented the plethysmograph for measuring slow changes in the volume of blood vessels. </p><p>These 14 offprints illustrate the breadth of Mosso&#146;s physiological researches, which included important investigations of blood circulation, motor functions, respiration and the relationship between physiological and psychic phenomena. &#147;The importance of Mosso&#146;s physiological research lies in his emphasis on experimenting directly on man whenever possible, as well as on animals, so that his research was truly in human physiology. His scientific experiments were carried out with special equipment, which he devised to suit the requirements of the studies . . . Mosso carried out highly accurate studies on movements of both smooth and striated muscles, in relation to a great variety of physiological and pathological conditions . . . he studied the variations in the frequency and energy of cardiac systoles, the increase of blood flow into the brain, and the increase of blood pressure in situations that today would be described as those of intellectual or emotional stress&#148; (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). </p><p>Most of these offprints are from the library of Johann Friedrich Miescher, who was the first to identify and isolate the cell nucleus compounds now known as DNA; three of the offprints below bear Mosso&#146;s presentation inscriptions to Miescher. Two of the offprints bear Mosso&#146;s presentation inscriptions to German physiologist Gustav von Bunge, best known for his contributions to nutrition physiology. Several of the offprints are from the Archives italiennes de biologie, the journal that Mosso founded in 1882. </p><p>1. Von einigen neuen Eigenschaften der Gefässwand. Offprint from Berichten der math.-phys. Classe der Königl. Sächs. Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften (1874). 305-372pp. Illustrated. 216 x 137 mm. Original plain wrappers. Booklabel and stamp of J. F. Miescher. </p><p>2. Ueber die gegenseitigen Beziehungen der Bauch- und Brustathmung. Offprint from Archiv für Anatomie und Physiologie, physiologische Abtheilung (1878) .441-468pp. Illustrated. 228 x 157 mm. Original printed wrappers. Booklabel and stamp of J. F. Miescher. </p><p>3. (with P. Pellacani) Sur les fonctions de la vessie. Offprint from Archives italiennes de biologie 1 (1882). 97-128pp. 5 plates, text illustrations. 240 x 160 mm. (uncut and unopened). Later plain wrappers, original back wrapper bound in. Booklabel and stamp of J. F. Miescher. </p><p>4. Application de la balance à l&#146;étude de la circulation du sang chez l&#146;homme. Offprint from Archives italiennes de biologie 5 (1884). 16pp. Plate, text illustrations. 233 x 158 mm. Original printed wrappers. Booklabel and stamp of J. F. Miescher. </p><p>5. Periodische Athmung und Luxusathmung. Offprint from Archiv für Anatomie und Physiologie, physiologische Abtheilung (1886). 37-116pp. 8 plates, text illustrations. 232 x 157 mm. Original printed wrappers. Tear in first plate. </p><p>6. Die Umwandlung der rothen Blutkörperchen in Leukocyten und die Nekrobiose der rothen Blutörperchen bei der Coagulation und Eiterung. Offprint from Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie 109 (1887). 205-277pp. 216 x 149 mm. Original plain wrappers, front wrapper nearly detached. Inscribed to German physiologist Gustav von Bunge (1844-1920) on the first page: &#147;Herrn Professor G. Bunge mit herzlichen Gruss A Mosso.&#148; </p><p>7. Anwendung des Methylgrün zur Erkennung der chemischen Reaction und des Todes der Zellen. Offprint from Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie 113 (1888). 397-409pp. 216 x 137 mm. Original plain wrappers. Inscribed to J. F. Miechser on the first leaf: &#147;Herrn Prof. Miescher zur fremdlichen Erinnerung A. Mosso.&#148; Miescher&#146;s booklabel and stamp. </p><p>8. Kritische Untersuchung der beim Studium der Blutkörperchen befolgten Methoden. Offprint from Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie (1888). 410-420pp. 216 x 137 mm. Original plain wrappers, creased vertically. </p><p>9. Die giftige Wirkung des Serum der Mureniden. Offprint from Archiv für experimentelle Pathologie und Pharmakologie 25 (1888). 111-135pp. 223 x 155 mm. Original printed wrappers, lower corner of back wrapper creased. Inscribed to G. von Bunge on the first page: &#147;Herrn Professor G. Bunge mit herzlichen Gruss A Mosso.&#148; </p><p>10. Un venin dans le sang des Murénides. Offprint from Archives italiennes de biologie 10 (1888). 29pp. 232 x 156 mm. Original printed wrappers. Inscribed to J. F. Miescher on the first leaf: &#147;With the compliments of the autor [sic].&#148; Miescher&#146; </p><p>11. Les phénomènes psychiques et la temperature du cerveau. Offprint from Archives italiennes de biologie 18 (1892). 14pp. Illustrated. 233 x 154 mm. Original printed wrappers. Inscribed to J. F. Miescher on the front wrapper: &#147;Herrn Professor Miescher mit herzlichen Gruss.&#148; Miescher&#146;s booklabel and stamp. </p><p>12. The temperature of the brain, especially in relation to psychical activity [abstract]. Offprint from Proceedings of the Royal Society 51 (1892). 83-85pp. 217 x 139 mm. Without wrappers. Miescher&#146;s booklabel and stamp. </p><p>13. Sphygmomanomètre pour mesurer la pression du sang chez l&#146;homme. Offprint from Archives italiennes de biologie 23 (1895). 22pp. Illustrated. 234 x 155 mm. Original printed wrappers. Miescher&#146;s booklabel and stamp. </p><p>14. Biologie: Matérialisme et mysticism. Extract from Revue scientifique, 4th series, 5 (1896): 1-8. 282 x 212 mm. Disbound, leaves loose. </p>

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        The Ten Little Mulligan Guards

      New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1874. Soft Cover. Very Good. Soft Cover. Oblong 8vo. Complete with 12 leaves including the cover. Each page (printed on one side only) shows a colorful representation of the ever decreasing Mulligan ranks. Light wear. Clean pages with an occasional smudge. Very neatly mended spine and faint corner crease on front cover; otherwise near fine. No doubt inspired by Harrigan&#39;s incredibly successful series of Broadway shows about the Mulligan Guards, a fictionallly inept Irish fraternal organization. Much like the notorious "Ten Little Niggers," the guards die off one by one on each page, which includes new lyrics to the score of the chorus of the hit song, "The Mulligan Guard." The penultimate guard to die is "The Nig," (and African-American) who appears in nearly every illustration. Instructions for using the book to play a game are on the last page.

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        Die Mechanik der Wärme in gesammelten Schriften. 2. umgearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage.

      Stuttgart, Cotta, 1874.. 8°. VIII (2) 396 S. - Beigebunden: Derselbe. Die Torricellische Leere und über Auslösung. Ebendort. 1876. 16 S. Halbleinwandband der Zeit.. Zu I: Zweite, um 100 Seiten vermehrte Auflage dieses fundamentalen Werkes. - Robert Mayer (1818-1878), Arzt aus Heilbronn, erlangte seine Berühmtheit durch die Entdeckung des Prinzips von der Erhaltung der Energie und dessen Anwendung auf die Thermodynamik. So konnte er 1842 seine Hypothese von der Äquivalenz zwischen Arbeit und Wärme durch die Einführung des mechanischen Wärmeäquivalents in dem Zeitschriftenartikel "Bemerkungen über die Kräfte der unbelebten Natur" bestätigen. 1845 berechnete er dieses aus der Differenz der beiden spezifischen Wärmen im Aufsatz "Die organische Bewegung in ihrem Zusammenhange mit dem Stoffwechsel". Beide Aufsätze blieben in der Fachwelt nahezu unbeachtet, bis sie zusammen mit 3 weiteren Abhandlungen in obigem Werk veröffentlicht wurden. Die Bedeutung dieser Errungenschaft reicht weit über die Grenzen der Physik hinaus. - Eisert 25; Poggendorff III, 890. - Zu II: Seltene erste Ausgabe der beiden bereits 1875 und 1876 in der "Besondere(n) Beilage des Staatsanzeigers für Württemberg" erschienenen Aufsätze und zugleich letzte Veröffentlichung Mayers. - Eisert 29; Poggendorff III, 890. - Name auf Titel. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen

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        Reports on the Vienna Universal Exhibition of 1873. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of her Majesty. Part I. Part II. Part III.,

      London, printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for her Majesty`s Stationery Office, 1874 - IV, 807 p., 2 folded plans / IV, 891 p., 4 folded plans / IV, 659 S., 7 folded plans. Part 4 missing. - Einbände berieben und bestossen, ein Plan mit Einriss, sonst innen sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 2550 8°, HLeder der Zeit, dreis. Goldschnitt.

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        Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of New Zealand

      E.W. Janson, London 1874 - Quarto, with three lithograph plates; a fine copy in the original cloth-backed printed green boards. This study of the butterflies and moths of New Zealand, made as part of the scientific surveys during the voyage of the Erebus and Terror, was issued separately, but also formed part of the general publication of The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror, as indicated on the front wrapper: publication of the full series took over thirty years. The lithographs were printed by Hullmandel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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