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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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        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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        [French mycology manuscript]. [France, 1920?]. 34 parts. 8vo. With each described species illustrated in watercolour and pencil and on nearly all occasions also illustrating details and other stages of development. Each part sewn as a single quire without title-page, covered in a modern transparent paper.

      Unpublished, extensively illustrated taxonomic mycology manuscript covering 67 numbered genera of fungi found in France, each extensively described and with illustrations of numerous species (also numbered) of the relevant genus. The manuscript, made by an anonymous but evidently very knowledgeable author, covers species collected in France from 1874 to 1920. The information given for each species includes the scientific name, the common French name, a statement concerning its rarity, a detailed physical description and sometimes some comments on different varieties, the season and place in which it is more likely to be found, and the edibility, smell and taste. The descriptions are also often accompanied by a footnote on where and when the particular species was found.Although the text is nearly complete, some unfinished drawings and texts seem to suggest the author left the manuscript not quite finished. This end would likely be in 1920, the latest year reported for the discovery of a species. Although the species were collected over several decades, the manuscript appears to have been produced in a short period of time, without any major changes in style. A few occasional minor stains and thumbing, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 3.Auflage, Prachteinband, 16 Bände

      Leipzig, Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1874-1878. Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Eine Encyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens. Dritte gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage. 16 Bände: Grundlexikon A-Z & Ergänzungs-/Registerband (Band 16). Prachtvoll eingebundene Original-Halbledereinbände. Rücken mit für die Zeit sehr üppigen Goldprägungen, Format ca. 24,5 cm x 17,5 cm. Wie auch den 10 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, sind einige Buchrücken aufgehellt. Der Buchschnitt & die Goldverzierungen sind wunderbar erhalten. An den Außenglenken & Rückenkanten keine Einrisse, eine Kante ist ein Stück mehr berieben, zwei Oberkanten mit einem Fehlstück. Buchecken bestoßen; Leder berieben, an den Außenglenken teils stärker. Buchdeckel einschließlich Deckelkanten ebenfalls berieben, lediglich ein Deckel mit einem Fleck bzw. einem ganz kleinen Eindruck. Innen sauber, keine Anstreichungen, kein unangenehmer Geruch. Keine losen oder fehlenden Seiten. Seiten teils gebräunt; keine durchgehende Fleckigkeit, nur gelegentlich mal ein Fleck, auf den vorderen & hinteren Seiten etwas mehr. In sechs Bänden ist an einer Stelle die Fadenheftung zu sehen; bei drei Büchern ist ein Teil des Fadenbandes an einer Stelle gerissen (ein Band mittig, zwei Bände bis über die Hälfte von oben). Eine Grafik mit kleinem Einriss & ein wenig geknittert am Rand.. Zusätzliche Bilder & ausführlichere Informationen zu dieser Ausgabe finden Sie auf unserem eigenen Internetauftritt - Kategorie: Früheste Ausgaben bis 1880 > Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 3.Auflage

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        The Greville Memoirs

      London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1874-, 1885. Eight volumes, octavo; half green morocco. Charles Greville (1794-1865) the English diarist, was also an amateur cricketer who played first class cricket. His journals cover three successive sovereigns George IV, William IV and Victoria, they are regarded as a faithful record of the events he witnessed in his role as Clerk of the Council, a role he performed for nearly forty years.

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        Album with Die-Cut Figures Pasted onto Watercolors of Mostly Italian Scenery

      1874. Very Good Minus. An unusual, idiosyncratic, beautiful, at times, funny, album. Oblong, 24 by 32 cm. 26 leaves, of which eleven are full page watercolors with die-cuts of figures and some paraphernalia pasted on. The remaining leaves feature small chromolithographic cards, costume, artwork and/or humorous, pasted neatly onto page. Dominating the album are Italianate and humorous caricature imagery, with these two aspects not necessarily the same. The watercolored pages read a bit like the watercolored part serves as the backdrop for the comical actions of the figures pasted mostly into the foreground. Thus in one we see an interior in which an artist is working on an oval canvas of a nude, a nude women, presumably the model, looking over his shoulder, and two dressed women looking on, one from behind a draped doorway. In another, we see a sweeping bay with the cut-out people bathing or lolling on the banks. Perhaps the most vivid is that depicting a ballet performance with the stage fully occupied with die-cut ballerinas. Rebacked. Soiling to the margins. Some rough edges.

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        Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands

      New York: Harper & Borthers, 1874. Octavo, map, illustrations; a very good copy in original cloth. First edition, Charles Nordhoff was a prolific author who wrote extensively about the pacific region.

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        Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Minnesota

      1874 - 1/2 leather, worn, cloth soiled, hinges and joints weak. Internally fair to good,front endpaper detached, title page torn with loss of border at lower right. Lacks two leaves of the index. Last 3 leaves of directory at back are seriously creased. Most of the contents have light soiling and staining but are generally good. Three maps have short tears into the map surface. This issue does not have the three bird's-eye views which were included in a very limited number of copies. 270, 325-348, 365-394 pp, 76 hand-colored maps, hundreds of woodcut illustrations and portraits. This is a very attractive atlas typical of Andreas' work and very similar in appearance to his atlas of Iowa. Among the views is one of the residence of Dr. W. W. Mayo (see DAB), the founder of the precursor to the Mayo Clinic, which was formalized and expanded by his sons. There is also a portrait of Mayo. Le Gear L1901. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        7th Cavalry document signed by Custer, issued by Lieut. Algernon E. Smith to Lieut. James Calhoun ? all were killed at Little Bighorn two years later ? with three artifacts from the Custer battlefield

      (1) Displayable Partly Printed Document Signed ?G A Custer? as Lieut. Col. 7? Reg?t of Cavalry, 1p, 11? x 17?. Fort Abraham Lincoln, June 1, 1874. Completed in manuscript. Also signed ?Chas A Varnum? twice. Light water stain in blank area does not materially affect the large document?s appearance. The document is clearly printed, filled out, and signed. Expertly reinforced at folds on verso. Very Good condition.Gen. Custer approves the certification listing the names of 16 enlisted men, non-commissioned staff, and attachers of the Band Company, 7th Regiment of U.S. Cavalry, who have taken possession of a pound of tobacco each. In military life at the time, tobacco served as an important medium of exchange, most particularly as gambling currency.Headed ?Tobacco Return of Band Company, Seventh Regiment of U.S. Cavalry, for the month of June 1874.? The 16 men whose names are listed, each receiving 16 ounces of tobacco, were comprised of a saddler

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        The Knights Templars

      Masonic Publishing Co, New York 1874 - 607pp., enlarged from the researches of numerous authors, de Vertot, Michaud, de Vogue, Taaffe, etc. and others in the departments of chivalry, heraldry and the crusades, the whole affording a complete history of Masonic Knighthood, from the origin of the orders to the present time, adapted to the American system by Robert Macoy, 33*, two color (chromolithographs) illustrated frontispieces, illustrated throughout including maps (one folding). A very handsome copy bound in brown pictorial gilt cloth decorated in black, pictorial gilt spine accented in gilt rear board pictorially stamped in blind, minor spots of rubbing to spine ends and joints, two corners worn, a couple of leaves protruding just a bit internally fresh. A lovely copy. Octavo

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        Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of New Zealand

      London: E.W. Janson, 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.

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        Days before leaving on an expedition against the Sioux Indians, Custer signs a document as Commander of the ?7th Cavalry? ? This would be his last such expedition before the fateful last stand at Little Bighorn

      Partly printed Document Signed ?G A Custer? as Lieutenant Colonel 7th Cavalry, Brevet Major General U.S.S. Commanding, 1p, 7.5? x 9.25?. Completed in manuscript. Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory, June 23, 1874. On vellum. Scattered soiling and dampstaining and wear at folds as documents of this type were usually folded up and carried as identification by the soldier. Good condition.In part, ?Know Ye, That William Gambrill a Sergeant of Captain Charles E. Clarkes Company D of the Seventeenth Regiment of Infantry who was enlisted the Twentythird day of June one thousand eight hundred and Sixty nine to serve Five Years is hereby discharged from the Army of the United States in consequence of Expiration of term of Service. Said William Gambrill was born in Baltimore in the State of Maryland, is 24 years of age 5 feet 9 inches high sallow complexion Grey eyes Brown hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Farmer...?Paymaster Augustus Henry Seward (1826-1876) has penned ?

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        Blick auf das Wetterhorn.

      . Öl auf Leinwand v. Carl Feederle, 1874, 40 x 32,5 (H). Sehr schönes Ölgemälde des in Donaueschingen gebürtigen Künstlers. Links unten signiert und datiert: C. Feederle 1874 München. - Sehr wahrscheinlich das von Thieme-Becker erwähnte kleine Gemälde mit "einer prächtigen Gebirgslandschaft" aus der Ausstellung in München 1879. - Verso auf dem Keilrahmen Name des Vorbesitzers und "Wetterhorn". Verso auf der Leinwand in Rot: "L. Schutzman , München". - In einem aufwendigen, sehr gut erhaltenen Goldrahmen der Zeit. Lit.: Thieme-B., Bd. XI, S. 342. - Carl Feederle (4. 3. 1832 Donaueschingen - 12. 3. 1881 München).

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        Quartorze Ans aux Iles Sandwich

      Paris: Libraire Hachette & Cie., 1874. Two parts in one volume, two folding engraved maps; original yellow wrappers bound in, three quarter green morocco, light foxing but a very good copy. First edition of the account by Charles Victor Crosnier de Varigny (1829 1899) on the years he spent on the Hawaiian Archipel. De Varigny writes about the history of Hawaii. In the second part of the present work he elaborates on the recent history, extended with his own experiences in politics. Because De Varigny had been a minister in the Hawaiian government for several years he had access to the state archives, an important source for his account. He writes in his preface: "C&#39;est assez dire que je ne me suis appuy‚ que sur des documents authentiques. La ou ils m&#39;ont manque, j&#39;ai du faire appel aux recits personnels, aux traditions de famille et surtout aux vieux chants indigenes, recueil inepuisable et varie qui commence malheureusement a disparaitre." For example, in the first chapter De Varigny narrates of the famous voyage of Captain James Cook to the isle of Hawaii, where the well-known sailor died in 1779. De Varigny gives an example here of a native Hawaiian legend on this event. He prefers this version to the English account by Ledyard, as being more authentic and original. Paul Markham Kahn Collection (State-Archives of Hawaii) 4/157; not in Hill.

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        Roughing It

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1874, 1872-01-01. First Edition. Leather Bound. Very Good. Hartford, CT: The American Publishing Company, 1872. First Edition, First Printing. Title page and copyright page dated 1872, with no statement of subsequent printings. First state with "he was occupying his" on lines 20-21 on page 242, as well as the terminal ads beginning on page 591. Original brown cloth binding with gilt stamping, in Good overall condition. The pages are age toned, showing signs of age and handling, as well as a few light smudges and spots. 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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        Contes et nouvelles en vers.

      N. Scheuring,, Lyon, 1874 - 2 Bde. in 1 Band. Lyon, N. Scheuring, 1874-1875. 8°. 6 Bl., VIII, 226 S.; 3 Bl., V S., 1 Bl., 272 S., 1 Bl. Mit einem gestoch. Portrait, 2 gestoch. Vortiteln und gestoch. Tafeln und Vignetten. (Illustrationen von Frederic Hillemacher). Roter Maroquin-Bd. mit reicher goldgepr. Rückenverzierung, dreifacher Deckelfiletierung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, dunkelblauer, goldgeprägter Lederspiegel, marmor. Vorsätzen und Ganzgoldchnitt, in Schuber. Handschriftlich numeriertes Exemplar (No. 3 von wahrscheinlich 10) auf Japan. - Prachtseinband von "Durvand Rel." - Tadellose Erhaltung. Sprache: Französisch Roter Maroquin-Bd. mit reicher goldgepr. Rückenverzierung, dreifacher Deckelfiletierung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, dunkelblauer, goldgeprägter Lederspiegel, marmor. Vorsätzen und Ganzgoldchnitt, in Schuber.

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        A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

      Boston: Henry L. Shepard & Co, 1874. Second American Edition. Cloth. Very Good. [ Edouard ] Riou. [ Edouard ] Riou. Second American Edition. vi, [1], [1 blank], 9-294 pages. Handsome original red pictorial binding showing "the explorers aboard their raft in the volcano" on the front cover. Front hinge just starting to crack, light browning to the paper internally and minor wear to the extremities of the binding. Front cover is still bright, the spine somewhat faded. Cloth. Second American edition of Verne&#39;s second book. The first edition of this work (Verne&#39;s second book) was published serially by Frank Leslie. The first American edition was published by Scribner, Armstrong in Nov 8, 1873 based on the English translation by Griffith and Farran. The example offered here, the second American edition of Verne&#39;s second book, was published by Henry L. Shepard & Co as a cheap edition, and announced in the July 1, 1874 issue of American Booksellers Guide, Shepard intended this edition to compete with the Scribner Armstrong edition of 1873. Other than the binding, which is quite nice, the production values show a less detailed eye - offsetting from other sheets, broken type in places, etc. Taves and Michaluk (V002) note the Scribner Armstrong edition contains 52 full page woodcut illustrations by Riou. This copy by Shepard has 2 figures with lanterns on the spine, and the 15 called for illustrations, with one further (Prof von Hardwigg) plus the vignette on the title page. Scribner responded to Shepard&#39;s challenge with a popular edition in plain cloth later in 1874 with 20 illustrations of their own. A nice early edition of this Verne classic not often found in the marketplace. Taves & Michaluk V002.

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        The Japan Punch.

      1874 - October 1874. Folio. 36.5 x 25.5cm. 12 leaves, Japanese style binding, slightly worn, last leaf slightly torn. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Brief Statement of Facts in Connection with an Overland Expedition from Lake George to Port Phillip in 1824

      Yass: J. J. Brown, 1874. Octavo, small water-stain to lower margin of the frontispiece, front hinge tender, good in original stiff green cloth wrappers with original paper label, Mackaness bookplate. A scarce title in entirely original condition, being the third edition of Hamilton Hume&#39;s account of his now famous pioneering journey of discovery overland to Port Phillip. The preface details the poisonous exchanges between Hume and his companion William Hovell over several decades, with both men charging each other with rank incompetence. To bolster his claims, Hume published a range of letters in the preface from travelling companions in addition to letters of assurance from other leading figures in the inland exploration of Australia including Charles Sturt and Sir Thomas Mitchell.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Far From the Madding Crowd

      Henry Holt and Company, 1874-01-01. Hardcover. Good. FIRST EDITION. New York: Henry Holt & Company Publishers, 1874. 474 pp with ads in red on endpapers and paste downs. Tan cloth with black lettering. First American edition, first printing. (Ads dated November 17th, 1874 on front paste down, signifying the first state. Preceded by British magazine and book appearances.)Condition: About Good condition hardcover. Clean pages. Head and tail cloth chipped and torn, exposing binding. Light staining to covers; a bit of bubbling to cloth at front. Former owner&#39;s name on front end paper. Hinge starting at first page of text. Tape damage to front paste down. A bit of staining and light creasing to pages, a few dog-ears. A solid copy.The very first American appearance of a great 19th Century novel, with a few British reviews and one American review in the ads at the rear.

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        Artist&#39;s Sketchbook of Pacific drawings , made during his exile to New Caledonia in 1874-1877

      at sea and in New Caledonia: 1874-, 1877. Oblong portfolio of beige (sail?) cloth, 160 x 235 mm., pencil illustrations throughout, some on grey paper (see catalogue note), pen and ink drawing on card tipped-on to front paste-down as impromptu book-plate; the pictures generally in very good condition, the binding with evidence of strong use, some stains and a few small tears. New Caledonia as drawn by a French artist. Interesting and lively portfolio of original drawings made during exile in New Caledonia, by a renowned French artist and winner of the Prix de Rome. Several of the finer drawings depict life on board the Virginie, the ship on which he was deported, and there are besides several very good sketches of New Caledonian scenes; without doubt the most interesting showing a boisterous tribal dance. Charles Capellaro (1826-1899) was a well-regarded French sculptor who regularly exhibited at the Salon during the 1860s. A prominent member of the 1871 Paris Commune, Capellaro was lucky to escape the death penalty in the Commune&#39;s bloody aftermath, and on 13 May 1872 was condemned to be deported to the Île des Pins in New Caledonia. Intriguingly, however, in 1870 he had been awarded the commission for a statue for the façade of Saint Eustache church, and he continued to work on the commission even after his imprisonment. Indeed, his deportation in 1874 seems to have been actively delayed while he continued to work, and that year he even managed to have another statue exhibited in the Salon. He was, Sánchez has written, a peculiar anomaly, &#39;an artist producing state-sponsored work from prison&#39; (Gonzalo J. Sánchez, Organizing Independence: the artists federation of the Paris Commune, p. 128). However, his sentence finally caught up with him, and Capellaro arrived on the Île des Pins in late 1874, already agitating for his freedom. Fellow artists in Paris did not forget him , and due to their efforts in 1877 his sentence was commuted to ten-years banishment. He returned to Brussels, finagled a three-month visa for Paris, and returned home. During his three years in New Caledonia, Capellaro was unable to sculpt on a grand scale, although he did continue to draw (several of his drawings are now in the Musée du Quay Branly) and he did sculpt with the cruder materials available, including executing a clay head of Samuel, King of the Isle of Pines (now in the State Library of New South Wales). A card (75 x 115 mm.) mounted on the inside cover introduces the album, with a caption which reads &#39;à bord de la Virginie, le 12 octobre 1874&#39;, and a small cartouche dedicating the work to his wife, children, and friends, signed C. Capellaro. Otherwise the portfolio contains six detailed drawings of life on board ship, including one of four matelots clustered around the wheel with, at right, an artist sketching - perhaps meant to be Capellaro himself. Another dramatic image shows the three-masted vessel pitching in a fierce storm. There are also seven drawings dealing with Polynesia, made in black and white pencil (the whites in so-called "mine de plomb"). This series includes several views of ports taken from on board including one three-page panorama (sadly not captioned, but perhaps detailed enough to make identification possible), as well as scenes of a Melanesian dance evidently witnessed by Capellaro, and an idealised portrait of a topless woman under a palm. Lastly, there are also some 20 sheets of drawings on different subjects, and it seems likely that Capellaro drew these pictures after he had returned home. The drawings show portraits of European people, classical images, studies of sculptures and a chasseur d&#39;Afrique. One, a study of a monumental sculpture on tissue-paper, is signed "C. Capellaro

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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