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        Yacht-Reise in den Syrten 1873. Prag, Mercy, 1874. 6 Bll., 400 S. Mit 30 Holzstich-Tafeln, 34 Textabb. und 1 farb. gefalt. Panorama. 4°. Lwd. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RTitel und Deckelillustr. (fleckig, Rücken unter Verwendung des Originalrückens restauriert).

      1874. . Holzm./Boh. V, 10337.- Erste Augabe.- Bordtagebuch einer Reise des Erzherzogs von Österreichs von Alexandrien bis Cap Bon. Mit Ansichten der nordafrikanischen Küste, das Panorama zeigt den Golf von Hammamat.- Erstes Drittel etwas stockfleckig im breiten weißen Außenrand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Dr. Ox's Experiment, And Other Stories.

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

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Plan von Purkersdorf und Pressbaum. Entworfen u. gezeichnet nach den neuesten Quellen. Massstab 1: 7200. Neueste Aufnahme und Häuser-Schema.

      Wien, Artaria, 1874.. ca. 39,5 x 53,5, ca. 45.5 x 56 cm. 2 Blätter in OBrosch.-Mappe.. 2. Aufl. OLithographie. - Orientirungskarten der Wiener Umgebung. Blatt 16. - OBrosch. angestaubt, geringe Gbrsp. Schönes Expl.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Voyage dans la Chine centrale, Vallée du Yang-Tzu, fait de mai à aout 1873.Paris, E. Martinet for Ch. Delagrave, 1874. 8vo. With a large folding map and several full-page tables. Original printed yellow wrappers.

      Cordier, Sinica, col. 123; Numa Broc pp. 205-8. Original edition of this offprint of an article on Central China that appeared in January 1874 in the Bulletin de la Société de Géographie by Francis Garnier (1839-1873), a French explorer and diplomat. He decided in 1872 to travel to the high plateaus of central Asia by way of the valley of the Yang-Tse river. After a short stay at Beijing, where he and the other members of the expedition had to apply for passports, they went to Wuhan, at the head of the river, where consul Blancheton advised them to take a more southern route, through the provinces of Hunan and Guizhou. When they reached the Tong-Ting lake, however, Garnier decided to travel by way of the river Yuan-Kiang, because this area wasn't known yet by the European geographers. After that they took the river Wou-Kiang and traveled further to the East, to the city of Tchoung-King in the middle of the Red Basin. In August 1873, Garnier received a telegram in which he was summoned to return to Shanghai as quickly as possible to take part in a war going on. He died during a fight close to Hanoi in December of the same year. Only a month later his accounts appeared in the Bulletin.With a large folding map of central China (26 x 58 cm), 'réduction de la carte originale par J. Hansen', printed in red and black, and several full-page tables. Some foxing; small tear in map; good, uncut copy of an account of a voyage in Central China, containing information on Chinese regions, which had been unknown for earlier European geographers.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        A Summer in Spain.,

      London, Tinsley Brothers, 1874 - Frontispiz und Titelillustration nach R. Knight, VIII, 421 S., Verlagsanzeigen. Gutes Exemplar, nur vereinzelt wenig fleckig. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Luzern, Meyer'sche Buchdruckerei, 1874, 1863. 4°, Bd. I: X, 488 S. 24 nn. Bl. Register; Bd. II: XVI, 972 S., 30 nn. Bl. Register., Interimsbroschur., Beide Bde.: Umschlag etw. gebräunt; Bd. I: Umschlag lädiert u. fleckig (Rückstände von Klebstreifen), Rücken gebrochen, Anstreichungen mit rotem Filzstift auf etwa 100 S.; Bd. II: Anstreichungen mit rotem Filzstift auf etwa 40 S. Preis in CHF: 462. (= Amtliche Sammlung der ältern Eidgenössischen Abschiede, Bd. I u. II). Der erste Band ist in der zweiten Auflage. Die ersten beiden Bände von insgesamt 4 Bänden. Die Sammlung enthält "die gemeinsamen Verhandlungen der successive in diesen Bundeskreis [der Eidgenossenschaft] getretenen Städte und Länder oder einzelner derselben unter sich und mit Auswärtigen...in möglichster Vollständigkeit in chronologischer Folge." Der erste Band enthält: 486 Abschiede und 54 Beilagen zu den Abschieden (in letzteren werden staatliche Urkunden zu Bündnissen, Verkommnissen, Friedens- und Waffenstillstandsverträgen, Schiedsprüchen, Erwerbungen gemeiner Herrschaften, jeweils wortgetreu nach den Originalurkunden abgedruckt). Im Anhang findet man: I. Regesten; II: Fürstentafel; III. Verzeichnis der Boten der Eidgenossen; IV: Verzeichnis der Orte. Der zweite Band enthält: 923 Abschiede u. 68 Beilagen zu den Abschieden. Im Anhang findet man: I. Erläuterung einiger ungewöhnlicher Ausdrücke; II: Fürstentafel; III. Verzeichnis der Boten der Eidgenossen; IV: Verzeichnis der Orte.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        ILLUSTRATIONS OF BRITISH HAWK MOTHS, AND THEIR LARVAE, (Including the Sesidae.) With Thirty-Six Original Drawings by the Author from Specimens in His Cabinet

      London: Published by the Author , 1874. London: Published by the Author . Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 1874. First Edition. Hardcover. Sm 4to Signed by Author A very good copy of a rare and beautiful book by one of the most idiosyncratic natural history publishers of the nineteenth century, where the plates are fine original illustrations, by the author and publisher Theophilus Johnson. 1874-[1876]. Small 4to 170 x 229mm [leaf size 160 x 220mm]; 36 fine original watercolour drawings on card; pp. [4 - blanks], 4, [3]-46 pages of letterpress text [but paginated to the printed side of the leaf only], original brown-coated end-papers. Each plate depicts a different hawkmoth species along with its foodplant, with additional plates for the larger moths showing the larva and pupa. Contemporary pebbled green cloth binding with the binder's ticket to the rear end paper "Bound by H. Pearman, Printer and Bookseller, 62 High Street, DARTFORD." Signed in pencil "Theod Johnson" to the verso of the front free end-paper - possibly the author's copy (see notes). The contents are remarkably clean with minimal marking. Binding very good with a couple of inconspicuous repairs to the joints; internal stitching remains strong, but a number of the pages have opened up where the binding glue has failed, and while this could easily be repaired, we have not done so as it allows the plates to open flat. A very good copy. [Bibligraphic Notes: Theophilus Johnson was born in Tottenham in 1836 and trained to be a letterpress printer. He lived most of this life near London Zoo and moved to Dartford Heath in Kent at the turn of the century and died there in 1919. His output as a naturalist, artist and publisher was immense, though many of his works remain obscure and are little known. Some were specifically commissioned and consequently just a single copy may have been produced. All his works are illustrated with original watercolour paintings; a prodigious achievement, which ensured that every copy published was unique. It would seem that his earlier works were generally painted to a higher standard than his later works, though copies of the same work vary in quality and certainly in specification; for instance in the current work plates 3 and 4 are on separate leaves but copies exist with these two plates on one leaf; the position of the Death's Head Hawk Moth on plate VI varies - either facing left or right; and so on. David Dunbar writes "Johnson produced a confusing range of titles which often covered broadly the same ground…He had a habit of using precisely the same printed text in similar publications produced up to thirty years later. He also varied the number of plates, and the ways species were illustrated in individual copies of the same work, changing the position or number of figures shown and even the caterpillar food plants." It would seem that the existing work was published with variant titles - some including the words "with the plants on which they feed"; auction records also point to a The quality of the painting in our copy is outstandingly good with plate X featuring particularly delicate pencil work. A copy, offered in Wheldon & Wesley's catalogue No. 132 in 1975, included a cutting from a previous bookseller's catalogue that stated "only 25 copies executed" though this remains unverified. References: Radclyffe, Howard. Theophilus Johnson: amateur naturalist, artist and publisher extraordinaire. Archives of Natural History (1995) 22 (20): 183-190. // Dunbar, David. British Butterflies A history in books. The British Library, 2010. .

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        NORFOLK ISLAND: Autograph Letter Signed, 'George H. Nobbs,' to the Right Reverend Christopher Wordsworth, Bishop of Lincoln, asking for an Annotated Copy of the Scriptures "for the Use of the Congregation¿ and as an Heir-loom for the Descendants of the Community", Explaining that they are Converting a Former Convict Store into a Church, and Describing the Origin of the Community on Pitcairn Island].

      Norfolk Island, South Pacific Ocean 1874 - Norfolk Island, South Pacific Ocean, 30 December 1874. Large Octavo (ca. 25x20 cm). 2 pp., with an integral blank leaf. Brown ink on watermarked laid paper. Legible handwriting, but with some moderate water damage probably incurred in the mails, one edge ragged, other minor defects. Overall a good letter. A great letter and an important Norfolk Island relic, despite the water staining. George Hunn Nobbs, the pastor of the descendants of the HMS Bounty mutineers, by that time for over forty years, is writing to his superior, the Bishop of Lincoln, with the latest news from his "isolated, but happy home." He asks His Lordship to grant the community with a copy of the Bible and proceeds: "The people I represent are the descendants of the Mutineers of H.M.S. Bounty - and formerly dwelling on Pitcairn Island, but now, by favour of our Gracious Queen, and philanthropy of influential Friends in England¿ in possession of the large portion of Norfolk Island." He also refers to the Melanesian Mission, with whom the island was shared in an uneasy partnership, and describes the destruction of the old church in a cyclone, and the whaling boats being washed away by a tidal wave, but "we are now recovering from this elemental war, & hope to have our new Church ready for public Worship by Easter next. The consecration must, of course, be deferred until a Successor to our honoured and beloved Friend Bishop Patterson is appointed." He expresses his readiness to provide further information about the community, "should Your Lordship be desirous", and additionally asks for the bishop's "autograph on the "Fly Leaf" with a word or two of paternal salutation to the community." George Hunn Nobbs arrived on Pitcairn Island in 1828 and became the schoolmaster and an unordained pastor to a community descended from HMS Bounty mutineers and Tahitian islanders. On 18 October 1829 Nobbs married Sarah Christian, the granddaughter of Fletcher Christian, who had let the mutiny. In 1852 he was ordained in London and commissioned as Chaplain of Pitcairn Island. In 1856 the community moved to Norfolk Island, a Crown Colony previously occupied by convict prisoners.

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        Mémoire de Velázquez sur quarante et un tableaux envoyés par Philippe IV à l'Escurial. Réimpression de l'exemplaire unique (1658) / Memoria de las pinturas, que la magestad cathólica del Rey nuestro Señor Don Philipe IV, embia al Monasterio de San Laurencio el Real del Escurial, este año de M.DC.LVI. descriptas, y colocadas, por Diego de Sylva Velazquez (Mariano Fortuny)

      Auguste Aubry, Paris 1874 - A STUNNING COPY of one of the founding texts of art criticism, Velazquez' comments on 41 paintings (by Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, etc.) sent by Philip IV of Spain to the Escorial. Only one copy of the original edition of 1658 survives. This second edition was published in 1874, with both the original Spanish text and a French translation. ONE OF ONLY 80 COPIES PRINTED ON FINE DUTCH LAID PAPER (an addition 26 copies were printed on other papers). THE FRONTISPIECE IS AN ORIGINAL ETCHING BY MARIANO FORTUNY (1838-1874) AFTER A SELF-PORTRAIT BY VELAZQUEZ. Fortuny created an important corpus of etchings, and this is his last; he executed it shortly before his premature death. 4to. Beautifully bound in late 19th-century quarter morocco and marbled board, with a gilt super-libros on the front cover. Original wraps bound in. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Original wraps bound in. Light wear to spine, else FINE AND BRIGHT. Vicaire VII, 986. An outstanding copy of a fascinating and very rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        Panorama des Alsterdamms u. alten Jungfernstiegs. Kolorierte Lithographie von Wilhelm Heuer mit farbiger Tonplatte und ornamentaler Bordüre.

      vor 1874.. 29,6 x 48,3 cm. Blickrichtung von Westen nach Osten vom Neuen Jungfernstieg zum Alsterdamm und weiter rechts auf den Alsterdamm. In der Bildmitte der noch unvollendete Turm der St. Petrikirche, mit dem Dampfboot auf der Alster und dem verlängerten Bootssteg. Mit 8 Bezeichnungen unterhalb der Darstellung. Salamon Pan 3c. . Das nebenstehende Bild ist aus zwei Scans zusammengesetzt, der Absatz in der Bildmitte existiert im Original nicht ! [SW - Ansicht, Ansichten, Hamburgensien, Hamburgensie].

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinz Tessin]
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        Geschäftsberichte des schweiz. Eisenbahndepartements über Geschäftsführung in den Jahren 1874-1905 (insg. 31 Berichte in 5 Bden.). Bd. I: 1874-1881; Bd. II: 1882-1989 [auf Rücken falsch beschriftet]; Bd. III: 1890-1894; Bd. IV: 1895-1900; Bd. V: 1901-1905.

      o. Angaben, o. Vlg., 1874-1905. 8°, jedes Jahr zwischen 40 u. 90 S., jeweils mit zahlr. Falttabellen., HLdr. d. Zeit, goldgepr. Rücken., Etw. berieben, papierbedingt teilw. min. randrissig (teilw. hinterlegt); Bd. I: Im Jahr 1977 fehlt eine Falttafel (S. 52); Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Preis in CHF: 847. Jeweiliger Inhalt: Allgemeines; Rechtliche Verhältnisse, Technische Kontrolle; Administrative Kontrolle; Starkstromkontrolle, Statistiken (Eisenbahnunfälle, Gotthardttunnelbau, Verkehrsstatistik, Bestand des betriebsameterials, etc.)

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        Nienstedten - Kreidelithographie mit Tonplatte von Wilhelm Heuer im Verlag Charles Fuchs.

      1874.. 27,0 x 41,6 cm. Wenige ganz geringe Stockflecken. Blick von der Elbe auf die Nienstedtener Kirche und die Terrasse von Jacob's Restaurant. Ohne Druckvermerk. "Das Elbufer von Blankenese bis Hamburg", Blatt 3. Salamon 2.1.3. Elb 3. [SW - Ansicht, Ansichten, Hamburgensien, Hamburgensie, Elbe].

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinz Tessin]
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        Dickens Works : 27 Volumes by Chapman & Hall

      Chapman & Hall, 1874. Chapman & Hall, 1874. Leather. Used; Acceptable. Leather; English language; No jacket; 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall; a fair reading copy; undated set of books titles 'Dickens Works' in olive quarterbound leather with marbled boards; b/w frontis and illustrations throughout; spine-covers are faded with some deterioration but the contents are good; titles as follows : David Copperfield I; David Copperfield II; A Tale of Two Cities; Dombey & Son; Bleak House I; Bleak House II; Edwin Drood; Pickwick Papers I; Pickwick Papers II; Martin Chuzzlwit I; Martin Chuzzlewit II; Our Mutual Friend I; Our Mutual Friend II; American Notes; A Child's History of England; Little Dorrit I; Little Dorrit II; The Old Curiosity Shop I; The Old Curiosity Shop II; Dombey & Son II; Barnaby Rudge I; Barnaby Rudge II; Oliver Twist; Great Expectations; Uncommercial Traveller; Nicholas Nickleby II; Sketches by Boz.. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        The Life of Christ

      London - Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 1874. London - Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of Farrar's famous biography of Jesus Christ. Frederic William Farrar (1831 1903) was a cleric of the Church of England. Farrar's religious writings included Life of Christ (1874), which had great popularity, and Life of St. Paul (1879). His works were translated into many languages, especially Life of Christ. With numeous illustrations in the text, and coloured frontispiece map. Condition: In a half-calf binding. Externally sound, though a little rubbed, with some marks to the boards. Joints cracked. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with some scattered light foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Hogarth's Works with Life and Anecdotal Descriptions of His Pictures

      London - Chatto and Windus, 1874. London - Chatto and Windus, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A biography and critical analysis of the life and works of William Hogarth, eighteenth-century engraver and artist. First and second series. Illustrated throughout with many reproductions of Hogarth's works. With publisher's catalogues to the rear of each volume. Two volumes of three (missing the third series). Condition: In brown cloth bindings with gilt detailing. Externally, sound, though with some bumping and wear to the extremities. Hinges are tender. Internally, binding strained in places. Pages have some foxing and tidemarks throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Sunday at Home: Family Magazine for Sabbath Reading

      London - The Religious Tract Society, 1874. London - The Religious Tract Society, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The collected issues of the Sunday at Home periodical from the year 1874, bound from the parts. Featuring a colour frontispiece and further tintedandcolour plates, depicting paintings, poetry, and studies of people, and lovely paintings of Ripon and Manchestercathedrals. With illustrations in the text throughout, several full page. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally sound, with slight wear to the head and tail of the spine and marks to the boards. Front hinge is held by the cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean, with just the odd spot. The overall title is missing. The frontispiece is working loose. Overall: GOOD.

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        Shakespeare-Lexicon A Complete DictionaryIn TwoVolumes

      75 - Berlin and London -Georg Reimer; William & Norgate, 1874. 75 - Berlin and London -Georg Reimer; William & Norgate, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound set of English dictionaries holding all the English Words, phrases and Constructions in the Works of the Poet. Volume I: A-L and Volume II: M-Z. With an introduction in German to volume one, and in English to volume two. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebound in amateur half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, both volumes are sound, although with some damp staining to the boards, and rubbing to the spines. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound and bright, although with scattered foxing to the first and last leaves, as well as some light foxing to the textblock edge. Overall: GOOD..

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        My Schools and Schoolmasters, or The Story of My Education

      London - William P. Nimmo, 1874. London - William P. Nimmo, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A nineteenth-century copy of the Scottish writer's autobiography, in a full calf binding. Twenty-fourth Edition. Featuring a portrait frontispiece. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt edges. Externally, some slight wear to the extremities. Front joint starting. Some marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Somefoxing to the first few pages but otherwise clean with just the odd spot or mark. Overall: GOOD..

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        30 Bilder zum Anschauungs-Unterricht für die Jugend. II. Theil enthaltend gegen 150 colorirte Abbildungen von Gift- und Nutzpflanzen. -

      Eßlingen: Schreiber 1874,. 2 Bll., 7 Seiten, XXX einseitig bedruckte doppelseitige Farbtafeln, HLn., farbige Deckelillustration, 32 cm. 5. Auflage (= 2. Stereotyp-Abdruck). - Üppig illustriertes Bilderbuch. - Der Nebentitel lautet "Bilder zum Anschauungs-Unterricht für die Jugend. II. enthaltend: 30 colorirte Blätter mit Abbildungen von Gift- und Kultur-Pflanzen". - Einband etwas berieben und deutlich bestoßen, Rücken rissig und mit Abplatzungen, Vorsätze im Gelenk etwas rissig, etwas verzogen, vorderer Vorsatz mit Namenszug, überwiegend etwas angerändert, die Textseiten mit zum Teil unterlegten randlichen Rissen, die letzte Textseite mit längerem Riss, zum Teil mit zarten Bleistift-Marginalien. Trotz der Mängel charmantes Exemplar mit guten Tafeln..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        The Death of King Theodore and Other Poems

      Newton-on-the-Moor; Newcastle; Alnwick- A. Davidson; E. J. Blake; H. H. Blair and J. Davison, 1874. Newton-on-the-Moor; Newcastle; Alnwick- A. Davidson; E. J. Blake; H. H. Blair and J. Davison, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A volume of mostly religious poetry by E. Davidson,and comes direct from the Widdrington library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland,with a pencil shelfmark to the front free-endpaper. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. First Edition. Scarce. Many pages are unopened. With an original photograph frontispiece, presumably of E. Davidson. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is only slight wear to the extremities, with just slight bumping. Internally the pages have slight browning with scattered spotting to the first and last few pages. Overall the condition is very good..

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        The Life of Christ

      London, Paris and New York - Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 1874. London, Paris and New York - Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An earlyillustrated edition of Farrar's The Life of Christ with a colour map to frontispiece andoriginal black and white illustrations and embellishments throughout. Frederic William Farrar (1831 - 1903) was a cleric of the Church of England. Farrar's religious writings included Life of Christ (1874), which had great popularity, and Life of St. Paul (1879). His works were translated into many languages, especially Life of Christ. Farrar was a believer in universal reconciliation and thought that all people would eventually be saved, a view he promoted in a series of 1877 sermons. He originated the term abominable fancy for the long standing Christian idea that the eternal punishment of the damned would entertain the saved. Farrar published Eternal Hope in 1878 and Mercy and Judgement in 1881, both of which defend Christian universalism at length. Condition: In a half calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound but with wear to extremities and occasional marks and rubbing to boards. Joints starting very slightly and front hinge strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with occasional slight foxing and marks to pages. Overall: GOOD.

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        Original Hand-Colored Lithograph, â??St. Patrickâ??s Day in Americaâ?

      New York: Thomas Kelly, 1874 New York: Thomas Kelly, 1874. Approximately 26 x 20â?; contemporarily framed and glazed, overall approximately 25 x 30â?; the frame is wood with an inner moulding in gilt (some scrapes and wear): the print has minor staining and light browning where it had been backed by wood. We have found few examples of this print, but it was apparently available as a black and white lithograph, or, such as this one, hand-colored. The complex scene portrays the parade in Union Square in Manhattan, depicting floats, marching soldiers, and mounted officers on their way past a reviewing stand. Police officers line the crowded route and a streetcar is stopped to allow the procession to continue. The floats carry banners and a bust of Daniel Oâ??Connell; American and Irish (harp) flags fly along the route and atop buildings. The traditional New York parade had begun 25 years or so earlier, but this appears to be one of its earliest illustrations.

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        The Dramatic Works of Thomas Heywood Now First Collected with Illustrative Notes and a Memoir of the Author in Six Volumes

      London: John Pearson, 1874. Six small 8vo volumes 3/4 bound in tan leather with sides of marbled paper on boards. Marbled endpapers with book plates on front paste-downs. Stamped in gilt on the spines. Top edges gilt. Joints and spine ends rubbed and showing some wear. Contents clean and unmarked and bindings tight. Pp xliv + 388, 444, 444. 326. 381 and 447. Without dustwrappers - as issued. A nice set and see also my entries for George Chapman, Henry Glapthorne and Robert Greene for matching sets.

      [Bookseller: The Glass Key]
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        The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV

      Longmans, Green and Co., London - 1874. This copy EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED by the addition of 360 plates, 74 of which are in color, and 7 autographs, including Wellington, Peel, Brougham, etc. Three volumes extended to eight and luxuriously bound by Bayntun. Thick 8vo full blue crushed morocco. Spines with raised bands and gilt royal devices in compartments. Covers with double gilt rules and royal devices repeated in gilt at the corners. All edges gilt. An interesting note in pencil on one title page, referring to Greville, says "This is probably the Chas. Greville who passed his mistress, Emma Hart, on to Sir William Hamilton who later in effect passed her (then his wife) on to Nelson". Some rubbing at the joints and spines fading to a moss green, else a near fine set, with important extra illustrations and beautifully bound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        SUMMERING IN COLORADO.

      Denver: Richards & Co., Publishers, 1874, 1st. edition, 158 pp. + ads.. Charles Harrington.  SUMMERING IN COLORADO.  Denver:  Richards & Co., Publishers, 1874, 1st. edition, 158 pp. + ads. ***  From the Introduction -- "We believe the tourist will find in this volume everything essential to convey a comprehensive idea of the routes of summer travel in Colorado, the scenery that meets the eye at every point of note, the pleasure resorts, and the delightful experiences of mountaineering."  With ten (10) real photos by J. Collier mounted on cardboard tabs. ***  This book comes with a protective mylar jacket. ***  Bound in burnt sienna cloth boards with gilt lettering on the front cover.  The covers are soiled with moderate wear.  The contents are clean and complete in a good binding with rear hinge starting to crack but still very strong. *** 7.75 " tall by 5.5 "

      [Bookseller: The Sangre Book Company]
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        Monographie de Chevreuse. Etude archeologique.

      Paris, Morel veuve, 1874.. circa 40,4 x 29,5 cm. 2 ff., 42 pp., 1 f., 26 plates Half-vellum with gilt spine and marbled covers. First edition of this large monograph on Chevreuse, a commune in the Yvelines department in the Ile-de-France region not far from Paris. With maps and very beautiful views of the major historic sites. - Nice copy in an elegant binding.

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        Japan and the Japanese

      Richard Bentley and Son (Publishers in ordinary to Her Majesty), London 1874 - The original red decorated (gilt and black) cloth with three small marks to top & some fraying to head, sides and tail edge of spine of front cover. The front and spine bear the title "Manners and Customs of the Japanese" but inside the title page announces "Japan and the Japanese". Translated from the French of Aime Humbert by Mrs Cashel Hoey. Black endpapers, with armorial bookplate of Henry Goulbourn Chetwynd Stapylton: there is some splitting to the gutters both back and front leaving the back cover just a trifle loose. The woodcut illustrations and text are clean and bright, with only a very occasional pale spot. Very fascinating book, and fairly rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        From the Earth to the Moon Direct in 97 Hours 20 Minutes and a trip round it

      Sampson Low Martson and Co. Ltd, 1874. Sampson Low Martson and Co. Ltd, 1874. Third Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1874. Third Edition. 323 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth hardcover with gilt illustration and titling on front and spine. Slightly tanned pages and firm binding, light foxing on opening-closing pages, with moderate foxing to title pages and frontispiece. Front hinge is very lightly pulled, yet pages remain tight. Neat inscription and fair rubbing on front paste down. Boards are good, light bumping and surface wear on corners and spine ends, with only very slight rub markings on front and back.

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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.. 3 volumes (of four). IV, 807 p., 2 folded plans / IV, 891 p., 4 folded plans / IV, 659 S., 7 folded plans. 8°, HLeder der Zeit, dreis. Goldschnitt.. Part 4 missing. - Einbände berieben und bestossen, ein Plan mit Einriss, sonst innen sehr gut erhalten.

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        Gallia Christiana in provincias ecclesiasticas distributa, in qua series et historia archiepiscoporum, episcoporum et abbatum.recensita et aucta. tomus decimus-tertius: complectens provincias tolosanam et trevirensem

      Parisiis/Apud victorem palme, bibliopolam 1874. 1436 + 583 S. + Index Gr.4°, OHLwd. - SEHR SELTENES ANTIQUARISCHES SAMMLERSTÜCK IM LATEINISCHEN ORIGINAL VON 1874!!! -Gallia Christiana: in provincias ecclesiasticas distributa; in qua series et historia archiepiscoporum, episcoporum et abbatum Franciae vicinarum que ditionum ab origine ecclesiarum ad nostra tempora. deducitur et probatur ex authenticis instrumentis ad calcem appositis opera et studio domni dionysii sammarthani. nec non monachorum ejusdem congregationis editio altera labore et coris domni pauli piolin. recensita et aucta...tomus duodecimus: ubi de provinciis aenonensi et tarentasiensi agitur.- DIE GALLIA CHRISTINA IST EINE KATHOLISCHE ENZYKLOPÄDIE MIT HISTORISCHEN DATEN ZU ALLEN DIÖZESEN UND ABTEIN FRANKREICHS. DIE NOTWENDIGEN DOKUMENTE WURDEN IN DEN JAHREN VON 1709 - 1718 AUF LANGEN REISEN DURCH FRANKREICH, DEUTSCHLAND UND DIE NIEDERLANDE ZUSAMMENGETRAGEN UND STAMMEN VOR ALLEM AUS KLOSTERBIBLIOTHEKEN. EINBAND UND OPTIK: DIE DECKEL DES O-HLWD-EINBANDES SIND MARMORIERT. DIE TITELSEITENSCHRIFT IST SCHWARZ-ROT-FARBIG. DER TEXT IST MIT ETWAS BUCHSCHMUCK UND WENIGEN GEMALTEN INITIALEN VERSEHEN. IM WERK BEFINDEN SICH 2 FALTKARTEN AUF DICKEM KARTON: 1. PROVINCIA ECCLESIASTICA TOLOSANA, 2. PROVINCIA ECCLESIASTICA TREVIRENSIS. INTERESSANT AN DIESEM WERK MIT UNZÄHLIGEN DETAILS ZU KIRCHENGESCHICHTE UND KIRCHENRECHT, IST DER ÜBERSICHTLICHE AUFBAU, DER SCHNELLES PROFESSIONELLES RECHERSCHIEREN ERMÖGLICHT. DER AUFBAU DES WERKES: TEXTE IN SPALTENFORM (LEXIKONFORM) MIT GEDRUCKTEN RANDVERMERKEN. DEM 1436 S. HAUPTTEIL FOLGT: INSTRUMENTA AD TONUM XIII: GALLIAE CHRISTIANAE IN PROVINCIAS ECCLESIASTICAS DISTRIBUTAE SPECTANTIA QUAE PERTINENT AD METROPOLIM TOLOSANAM(583 S.). ANSCHLIESSEND FINDET SICH, DER ÜBERSICHTLICHEN GESTALTUNG DIENLICH, DER INDEX GENERALIS. DEM FOLGT DER INDEX ARCHIEPISCOPORUM ET EPISCOPORUM, SOWIE DER INDEX DECANORUM, PRAEPOSITORUM & PRIMICERIORUM UND DER INDEX ABBATUM, ABBATISSARUM ET PRIORUM. ABGESCHLOSSEN WIRD DAS WERK DURCH DEN INDEX ARCHIEPISCOPORUM ET EPISCOPORUM. DIE FOLGEND....

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        Bürger-Bräu Biere("). Orig.-Entwurf für ein Plakat.

      1. H. 20. Jh... Mischtechnik auf beigem Zeichenpapier. 23,5x19,5 cm (Abb.); 31,3x26,3 cm (Bl.). Monogramm und Maßstab (1:10) mit Blst., rote Registriernummer mit Tinte re. unten.. Wiesbaden 1874 - 1949 Berchtesgaden. -Th.-Becker// Wikipedia. -Blatt sauber, nur geringe Faltigkeit im oberen Rand. -Unter PP!

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        STORIA  GENEALOGICA DELLA REAL CASA DI SAVOIA DA UMBERTO I DETTO DELLE BIANCHE MANI SINO A S.M. VITTORIO EMMANUELE II. PER CURA DEL CONTE POMPEO LITTA. (2da EDIZIONE).  

      MILANO, FRANCESCO BASADONNA, 1874Legatura in mezza pergamena con angoli e carta goffrata di colore scuro; al dorso, autore e titolo impressi in oro su tassello rosso; fregio in oro su tassello verde. Frontespizio; 1 ritratto fuori testo di Carlo Alberto a cavallo inciso da Toschi su disegno di Vernet; 1 ritratto fuori testo di Vittorio Emanuele II inciso da Lauro su disegno di Masutti; 1 carta doppia con testo Tavola I e stemma sabaudo inciso e colorato; 8 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto; altra carta di testo Tavola II; 8 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto; altra carta di testo Tavola III; 7 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto; altra carta di testo tavola IV; 5 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto; altra tavola di testo Tavola V; 6 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto; altra carta di testo Tavola VI; 8 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto o all'acquatinta; altra carta di testo tavola VII; 5 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto; altra carta di testo Tavola VIII; 7 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto; altra carta di testo Tavola IX; 7 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto o all'acquatinta come il ritratto di Carlo Alberto a cavallo; altra carta di testo Tavola X; 4 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto o all'acquatinta come il ritratto del Principe Eugenio o le vedute di Avigliana e Torino piazza Castello; altra carta di testo Tavola XI; 5 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto o all'acquatinta come il ritratto del Principe Tommaso; 1 carta geografica del Piemonte incisa su doppio foglio e colorata raffigurante le Diocesi degli Stati di Terraferma dei Savoia; altra carta di testo Tavola XII; 6 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto o all'acquatinta per Fossano e Ivrea; altra carta di testo Tavola XIII; 3 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto di cui una doppia raffigurante un torneo medievale in piazza Castello a Torino; 1 carta geografica sulla Sardegna incisa su foglio doppio e con stemmi miniati; altra carta di testo Tavola XIV; 6 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto o all'acquatinta per le 2 vedute di Superga; altra carta di testo Tavola XV; 6 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto; 1 carta geografica sulla Moriana incisa su doppia pagina e con stemmi miniati; altra carta di testo Tavola XVI; 2 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto; 3 carte geografiche su Genevese, Tarantasia, Ciablese, incise a doppia pagina e con stemmi miniati, altra carta di testo Tavola XVII; 2 tavole fuori testo incise all'acquatinta di ritratti di Duchi; 2 carte geografiche su Contea di Savoja e Baronia di Fossignì, incise su doppia pagina e con stemmi miniati; altra carta di testo Tavola XVIII; 2 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto; 3 carte geografiche per Il Canavese, Aosta, Contea di Novara, incise su doppia pagina e con stemmi miniati; altra carta di testo Tavola XIX; 1 tavola fuori testo incisa all'acquatinta per il castello di Chillon; 3 carte geografiche per La Lomellina; Contea di Nizza; Contea di Vercelli, incise su doppia pagina e con stemmi miniati; altra carta di testo Tavola XX; 5 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto o all'acquatinta come per la Chiesa di Altacomba; altra carta di testo Tavola XXI; 2 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto; 3 carte geografiche, di cui 2 su doppia pagina per Tortona e Susa e 1 a pagina singola, Alessandria, tutte con stemmi miniati; altra carta di testo Tavola XXII; 1 tavola fuori testo incisa al tratto; 3 carte geografiche di cui 2 su doppia pagina per La Valsesia e Cuneo, 1 a pagina singola, Asti, tutte con stemmi miniati; altra carta di testo Tavola XXIII; 3 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto; 2 carte geografiche su pagina doppia per Marchesato di Saluzzo e Il Mondovì, con stemmi miniati, altra carta di testo Tavola XXIV, 2 tavole fuori testo incise al tratto; 7 carte geografiche su doppia pagina per Ducato di Monferrato, Idem, Genovesato (levante), Contea di Torino, Carta degli Stati della R. Casa di Savoja (colorata alle campiture e senza stemmi miniati), Genovesato (ponente), Genovesato (tutta la Liguria). In totale XXIV carte di testo su doppia pagina contenenti la genealogia dei Savoja, 111 incisioni fuori testo al tratto o all'acquatinta, di cui una su doppia pagina e 9 raffiguranti vedute di città o luoghi, 30 carte geografiche fuori testo di cui: 28 a doppia pagina e 2 su singola, 2 carte generali colorate alle campiture e 28 territoriali colorate lungo i confini e miniate agli stemmi. Il volume appartiene alla monumentale opera di P. Litta "Famiglie celebri italiane" uscita in fascicoli tra il 1819 e il 1900. La parte dedicata ai Savoia composta tra il 1839 e il 1845 in prima edizione, nel 1874 in seconda, come quella in esame, è sicuramente la più pregiata in quanto straordinariamente ricca di tavole, di grande qualità per la loro coloritura le carte geografiche inerenti a territori raramente rappresentati singolarmente. Inoltre, di notevole bellezza i ritratti di Tommaso ed Eugenio, principi di Savoia e quello di Carlo Alberto a cavallo. Esemplare in eccellenti condizioni, freschissimo all'interno, dalla coloritura particolarmente curata e vivace, in barbe.

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        Fables in Song. In two volumes

      Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1874. Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A smart first edition of Lord Lytton's poetry, dating from the 1870s. First Edition. Complete in two volumes. With the bookplates of J. W. S. Macfie to the front pastedowns. Edward Robert Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton (8 November 1831 24 November 1891) was an English statesman and poet. He served as Viceroy of India between 1876 and 1880, including during the Second Anglo-Afghan War, 18781880 and the Great Famine of 187678. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, smart with just minor shelfwear and slight darkening to the spines. Front hinge of volume II slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Some faint spots to the free endpapers but otherwise bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        De oude schutterij in Nederland.

      Amsterdam, de Vries, 1874.. Royal quarto. Pp. (iv) dedications,182. Half-title; engraved illustration to title-page. Plus 15 fine plates engraved on copper, printed on different paper, each with a tissue guard (save two), bound in. With 15 engraved illustrations to the text. Footnotes. Hardcover, original decorated cloth, gilt. In fine condition. (Cloth bit faded, discoloured.) ~ First edition. Exceedingly scarce in the original binding..

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        Mary and Charles Lamb:

      nbsp;London -Chatto and Windus, 1874. nbsp;London -Chatto and Windus, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractivebiographical textfeaturing numerous illustrations of siblings Mary and Charles Lamb's regular haunts, details of correspondence and letters and poems written by Mary Lamb. Featuring an illustrated frontispiece of Charles Lamb and a separated section of the text to the rear entitled Notes of Charles Lamb to Thomas Allsop, By George William Curtis. Also featuring a fold out transcript of a letter written by Charles. Mary Lamb was a children's writer who battled with extreme bouts of insanity, one in which she murdered her own mother. Charles Lamb was a writer and friend of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who dedicated the rest of his life to caring for Mary when no one else was willing to and would otherwise have been institutionalised in Bedlam Mental Asylum of London. Lamb's Adventures of Ulysses came out in 1808, as did the collaboration with Mary on Mrs Leicester's School (though it is dated 1809), of which Charles wrote three of the ten stories. Brother and sister collaborated again on Poetry for Children, published in two volumes in 1809 by Mrs Godwin. [DNB]Condition: In a quartercalf binding. Externally, there is shelfwear and bumping with marks to boards and spine. The front hingeis starting but firm. Internally, generally firmly bound with the exception of three pages which have come detached but are present. There is foxing to the first and last few pages, with a few scattered spots throughout. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart

      Edinburgh - Adam and Charles Black, 1874. Edinburgh - Adam and Charles Black, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated collection of The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott with numerous engravings on steel after J. M. W. Turner. With all his introductions, notes, various readings and with notes by J. G. Lockhart. With a portrait of Scott to frontispiece and a vignette half title. Complete in one volume. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771- 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. With previous owner's gift ink inscription dated 1875 to verso to front free endpaper. Condition: In a decorative full morocco binding. Externally, generally sound but with some rubbing and wear to boards and slight wear to extremities. Rear joint starting very slightly. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the odd spot and mark, mostly to plates and first few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

      London - William P. Nimmo, 1874. London - William P. Nimmo, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely illustrated collection of Longfellow's poetry in an ornate morocco leather binding. With a frontis of the author. With an additionalcolour title page. Condition: In a full morocco leather binding. Externally, shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, generally clean and bright. With a copperplate ink inscription to the frontblank. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        Original Hand-Colored Lithograph, ?St. Patrick?s Day in America?

      New York: Thomas Kelly, 1874. New York: Thomas Kelly, 1874. Approximately 26 x 20?; contemporarily framed and glazed, overall approximately 25 x 30?; the frame is wood with an inner moulding in gilt (some scrapes and wear): the print has minor staining and light browning where it had been backed by wood. We have found few examples of this print, but it was apparently available as a black and white lithograph, or, such as this one, hand-colored. The complex scene portrays the parade in Union Square in Manhattan, depicting floats, marching soldiers, and mounted officers on their way past a reviewing stand. Police officers line the crowded route and a streetcar is stopped to allow the procession to continue. The floats carry banners and a bust of Daniel O?Connell; American and Irish (harp) flags fly along the route and atop buildings. The traditional New York parade had begun 25 years or so earlier, but this appears to be one of its earliest illustrations.

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        La Vie d'un Patricien de Venise

      Paris - E. Plon et Cie, 1874. Paris - E. Plon et Cie, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of thisinteresting look into the life of aVenetian nobleman in the sixteenth centuryfrom travel writer Charles Yriarte. In French. WIth chapters on the Doge, the Ducal charter, and the role of women in Renaissance Venice. With frontispiece portrait of Marc AntonioBarbaro. With ex-libris bookplate of Hugh Trevor-Roper to front pastedown. Condition: In a half-morocco binding. Externally sound, though with some rubbing and slight wear to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge slightly strained. Ink signature to half-title. Pages are bright, but with some scattered foxing to the first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD..

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        The New Illustrated Natural History

      London -George Routledge and Sons, 1874. London -George Routledge and Sons, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractively bound and beautifully illustrated work of natural history. First one volume edition. Illustrated from drawingsby Wolf, Zwecker, Weir, Coleman, Harvey, and others. Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. From the author of The Illustrated Natural History and The Illustrated Natural History of Man. Condition: Rebound in a half crushed morocco binding with marbled boards and gilt design to the spine. Externally, sound, with only some light rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean, with only some light spotting to the endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, as well as neat and beautifully written handwritten letter pasted to the verso of the half title. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Klassen und Ordnungen des Tierreichs, wissenschaftlich dargestellt in Wort und Bild. Band 6, Abt. 5: Säugetiere: Mammalia. Bearbeitet von C. Giebel, E. Leche und E. Göppert.

      Leipzig, Winter, 1874-1906.. (26 x 17 cm). 1330 S. Mit 134 lithographierten Tafeln jeweils mit 1 Blatt Tafelerklärung. Original-Broschuren, unaufgeschnitten.. Hier die vollständige 5. Abteilung des 6. Bandes in 75 Lieferungen. Beschrieben wird hier die Anatomie der Säugetiere. - Die empfindlichen Lieferungsumschläge mit kleinen Einrissen und Fehlstellen. Rücken teils gebrochen. Innen sehr sauber und gut erhalten

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        Contes et nouvelles en vers.

      Lyon, N. Scheuring, 1874-1875.. 2 Bde. in 1 Band. 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.

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        Evolution and the Origin of Life

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1874. London - Macmillan and Co., 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating early evolutionary work by Henry Charlton Bastian. Bastian (1837 1915 ) was an English physiologist, neurologist, and aFellow of Royal Society. He was an advocate of the doctrine of 'abiogenesis'. He believed he has witnessed the spontaneous generation of living organisms out of non-living matter under his microscope. A diagram of this process - titled 'Lowest Forms of Life' -forms the frontispiece of the volume. Scarce. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed. Backstrip is faded with some lifting to the cloth at the head. Rear hinge strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Light foxing to first and last few pages, otherwise a good, clean copy. Neat ink inscription to verso of frontis. Overall: GOOD..

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        Li Chantari Di Lancellotto: A Troubadour's Poem

      London - John Murray, 1874. London - John Murray, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this Medieval Italian Arthurian poem, published from the manuscriptfor the first time in this work. First Edition. In Italian, with an introduction in English. 'Edited from a manuscript in the possession of the Royal Society of Literature'. Walter de Gray Birch (1842-1924) came up to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1860, and worked in the Department of Manuscripts at the British Museum from 1864 until 1902. He was also Honorary Palaeographer to the British Archeological Association. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, some splitting to the cloth of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Very clean throughout. Pages unopened. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Mademoiselle de la Condemine; La Petite Comtesse; Mademoiselle Cleopatre

      - Paris - E. Dentu; Michel Levy Freres, 1874. - Paris - E. Dentu; Michel Levy Freres, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. (December 1832 - June 1920) was a novelist French a lawyer, Charles Chartier wrote under the pen name of Charles Mrouvel to a literary career devoted to romance novels. Octave Feuillet (August 11, 1821December 29, 1890) was a French novelist and dramatist. He was elected to the French Academy in 1862, and in 1868 he was made librarian of Fontainebleau palace, where he had to reside for a month or two in each year. In 1867 he produced his masterpiece Monsieur de Camors, and in 1872 he wrote Julia de Trcur. Arsne Houssaye (28 March 1815 - 26 February 1896), French novelist, poet and man of letters, was born at Bruyres (Aisne), near Laon. His real surname was Housset. In 1832 he found his way to Paris, and in 1836 he published two novels, La Couronne de bluets and La Pcheresse. He had many friends in Paris, among them Jules Janin and Thophile Gautier, and he wrote in collaboration with Jules Sandeau. Includes a frontispiece to Houssaye's 'Mademoiselle Cleopatre'. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally, very smart with some shelfwear and marks to the boards. Internally,generally bright with some slight age toning to theMerouvel and Feuillet volumes and some scattered spotting throughout. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD..

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        Chefs D'OeuvresMasterpieces

      sp; - Paris - Librairie Hachette7 by 5; (x)306pp., 1874. sp; - Paris - Librairie Hachette7 by 5; (x)306pp., 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Jean Racine was a c. 17 writer often regarded as being of 'revolutionary' importance, depsite swings in popularity over the centuries outside France. Racine is often compared to Shakespeare or Walter Scott (both of whom many English critics advocated fiercely over him, in acts which the French decried as Francophobia). Here we have a lovelycompendium of his 'Chefs-D'Oeuvres' (masterpieces), namely the classically-themedplays Andromaque, Les Plaideurs, Britannicus, Brnice, Bajazet, Mithridate, Iphignie, Phedre, Esther, and Athalie, ideally suited to those wishing to draw their own conclusions!Condition: Externally, bound in smart green cloth with marbled paper boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Some wear to corners and minimal wear to head and tail of spine. Internally, firmly bound with tape repair to hinge andnominal inscription to frontpaper (with correspondingblot on opposite pastedown). Moderate spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Eine Encyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens, 3. Auflage, Halbleder-Ausgabe, 15 + 1 Bände + Schlüssel, 1874 - 1878.

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1874 - 1878.. Dritte gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage. Grundwerk (A - Z) in 15 Bänden. Es erschienen außerdem ein Ergänzungs- und Registerband (Bd. 16) sowie 5 Jahres-Supplemente (Bde. 17 - 21), ferner ein so genannter Schlüssel (systematisches Artikel-Verzeichnis). Grundwerk in 15 Bänden und der Band 16 (Ergänzungen und Register) sowie der seltene Erschließungsband (Schlüssel), insgesamt also 17 Bände. Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie reicher ornamentaler Goldprägung, Deckel in anthrazitfarbenem Leinen. Marmorierter Buchschnitt. Das Grundwerk umfasst circa 70.000 Artikel, knapp 400 Stahlstich-, Holzstich- oder lithographierte Tafeln (geografische Karten sowie naturwissenschaftliche und technologische Bildertafeln), außerdem 1.460 eigens für das Lexikon gezeichnete Textabbildungen.. Bei den Bänden 4 und 6 jeweils kleiner Kapitalanriß fachmännisch geschlossen. Unteres Kapital des 6. Bandes mit Standspur (kleiner Anriß) Vorderdeckel des 4. Bandes etwas fleckig. Bei Bd. 12 Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital fachgerecht geschlossen. Seiten, wie zumeist bei dieser Auflage, partiell etwas fleckig. In toto gutes, ansehnliches Exemplar in farblich originalem Erscheinungsbild. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Nachschlagewerke: Sehr alte Ausgaben)

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Eine Encyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens, 3. Auflage, Pracht-Ausgabe, 15 + 1 Bände, 1874 - 1878.

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1874 - 1878.. Dritte gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage. Grundwerk (A - Z) in 15 Bänden. Es erschienen außerdem ein Ergänzungs- und Registerband (Bd. 16) sowie 5 Jahres-Supplemente (Bde. 17 - 21), ferner ein so genannter Schlüssel (systematisches Artikel-Verzeichnis). Vollständiges Grundwerk in 15 Bänden sowie der Band 16 (Ergänzungen und Register), zusammen somit 16 Bände. Braune Original-Halbleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie reicher ornamentaler Goldprägung. Prachtvoller Pfauenbuchschnitt. Vorsätze mit klassischem Buntpapierbezug. Die Ausgabe ist äußerst selten. Das Grundwerk umfasst circa 70.000 Artikel, knapp 400 Stahlstich-, Holzstich- oder lithographierte Tafeln (geografische Karten sowie naturwissenschaftliche und technologische Bildertafeln), außerdem 1.460 eigens für das Lexikon gezeichnete Textabbildungen.. Alle Bände in gutem unversehrten Zustand. Kapitale partiell leicht berieben, einige Deckel etwas beschabt. Vor allem erste und letzte Seiten partiell etwas fleckig, ansonsten nur wenige Seiten geringfügig fleckig. In toto schönes, unversehrtes Exemplar dieser sehr seltenen Prachtausgabe, die ansonsten kaum noch anzutreffen sein dürfte. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats.

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        Poems and Letters of Thomas Gray

      London - Chiswick Press, 1874. London - Chiswick Press, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A Riviere bound edition of Gray's poems and letters with monochrome tipped-in illustrations. With a black and white portrait tipped-in to frontispiece,a decorative title page, decorative head and tail pieces and capitals. With abiographicalintroduction by his friend The Hon. Horace Walpole and with notes following boththe poems and theletters. Thomas Gray (26 December 1716- 30 July 1771) was a poet, letter-writer, classical scholar and professor at Cambridge University. Gray began seriously writing poems in 1742, mainly after his close friend Richard West died. Gray spent most of his life as a scholar in Cambridge, and only later in his life did he begin travelling again. Although he was one of the least productive poets (his collected works published during his lifetime amount to fewer than 1,000 lines), he is regarded as the foremost English-language poet of the mid-18th century. In 1757, he was offered the post of Poet Laureate, which he refused. With previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. With Riviere binder's stamp to verso offront free endpaper. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, generally smart but with some bumping and wear to extremities and marks to boards. Joints starting. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the odd spot to first and last few pages only. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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