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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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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

      [Bookseller: Lexikon und Enzyklopädie - www.lexikon-u]
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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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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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]

      [Bookseller: High Ridge Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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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'est assez dire que je ne me suis appuy‚ que sur des documents authentiques. La ou ils m'ont manque, j'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.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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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's second book. The first edition of this work (Verne'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'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'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.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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'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.

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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'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'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'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, 'an artist producing state-sponsored work from prison' (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 'à bord de la Virginie, le 12 octobre 1874', 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'Afrique. One, a study of a monumental sculpture on tissue-paper, is signed "C. Capellaro

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        A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH

      Griffith And Farran, London 1874 - Published in 1874, stated New Edition, actually the second British edition of this classic Jules Verne novel, bound in the original pictorial cloth titled and decorated in gilt, internally illustrated with fifty two drawings by the artist Riou, the cover has some mild lightening to the cloth along leading edge of upper board, mild fraying and minor splits to cloth at spine ends, mild corner bumps, internally mild cracking to front hinge, though binding still tight, old ownership surname in ink to front pastedown, foxing and light marking to endpapers, a couple of minor marks within, else contents generally nice and clean, book has a slight lean. A generally very good example of this early British edition Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed, in German, 8vo., Giessen, 25th April 1850 laid down on conjugate blank.

      - Liebig at Giessen pioneered the use of chemical laboratories for students, as opposed to mere lectures, and his pupils came from all over Europe. He made fundamental advances in inorganic and organic chemistry, particularly descriptions in terms of radicals. He then turned to applied human and animal chemistry, then agriculture, which he considered the foundation of all trade and industry, and to fertilizers. He is also famous for his food for children and for LiebigÕs Ôextract of meatÕ. Graham is famous for his law on the rate of diffusion of gases. Gladstone became Professor at the Royal Institution in 1874. To Dr. John Hall Gladstone, F.R.S., (1827-1902, English chemist), saying that he has ñjust got back from a trip that took me away from Giessen for several weeks, thanking him for his letter of April 18 and your paper about the behaviou of sulphur when added to PCl 5. This will be recorded in one of the next issues of the Annals. The news that you have been able to confirm the chlorine, phosphorus and nitrogen compound, thus obtaining a new tri-basic acid, was of enormous interest to me.As my health is now so much better, the course of lectures I am giving this summer no longer causes me any anxiety. Please give my respects to Prof. Graham [Thomas Graham, 1805-1869, Professor of Chemistry at University College, London, 1837-1855], he is certainly in the best position for giving you the means to determine small amounts of light carburetted hydrogen.î These last three words are written in English. Signed, Dr. Just Liebig.

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        The Last Journals of David Livingstone , in Central Africa, from 1865 to his Death. Continued by a Narrative of his Last Moments and Sufferings, obtained from his Faithful Servants Chuma and Susi

      London: John Murray, 1874. Two volumes, octavo, plates and folding maps; original cloth with gilt vignettes on upper boards, cloth a little flecked and rubbed at extremities, otherwise a very good set. First edition of this classic African exploration account. One of the most famous exploration stories of all time is told here from Livingstone's own journals, recovered after his death by his African guides. The Last Journals contains a detailed and poignant description of Livingstone's final expedition, which began in Zanzibar in 1866 and ended with his death on the south shore of Lake Tanganyika in 1873.

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        Meyers Hand-Atlas der neuesten Erdbeschreibung in 100 Karten (1 Karte fehlt)

      - Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, Lpz., 1874. XVI S. mit 100 Doppelblattgroßen, ganzcolorierten in Stahl gestochenen Karten., original Halbleinen-Einband mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel., Folio. (Karte Nr. 99 "Polynesien fehlt/ Kanten bst. u. berieben/Rücken fehlt/gering fl.) - Innen sehr gut erhalten - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vintage Sepia Portrait Photograph Signed

      - ("Thornton W. Burgess") by Stanley, Springfield, Mass. 11 1/2" x 6 3/4"; signed and inscribed on photographers mount; photograph 4 1/2" x 6 1/4". Handsome seated pose of the author sporting high collar with bow tie and rimless eye glasses, a Rotary (?) button in his lapel. Very good. Burgess is uncommon in signed photographs. Burgess (1874-1965) was an American author and early proponent of conservation. He is best known for his literary characters, Peter Rabbit, Joe Otter, Jimmy Skunk, Spotty the Trutte and others. See Burgess Society website for further details.

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        Recherches Sur Les Drapeaux francais/oriflamme, Banniere De france/marques Nationales, Couleurs Du Roi, Drapeaux De l'armee/pavillons De La Marine

      Vve. A. Morel et Cie, Paris 1874 - 4to, half red morocco and marbled boards; spine gilt-decorated and lettered. Joints skillfully repaired. Forty color lithograph plates, two lithograph plates, 56 figures in the text and twelve plates of French flags, standards and banners from the Middle Ages until 1789 of the army, navy and royal insignia. Vivid chromolithography by Lemercier et Ciel, Paris. Followed by "Tableaux Militaire des Drapeaux, Etendarts et Guidons des Troupes au Service de la France" for the year 1771. Chart (Plate XIII in black and white lithography) and 38 chromolithograph plates 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Quartorze Ans aux Iles Sandwich

      Libraire Hachette & Cie., Paris 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'est assez dire que je ne me suis appuy? que sur des documents authentiques. La ou ils m'ont manque, j'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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Der deutsch-französische Krieg 1870-71. Redigiert von der kriegsgeschichtlichen Abteilung des Großen Generalstabes. 5 Textbände und 3 Kartenmappen

      . Eine echte Rarität, da komplette Ausgabe aller Bände und Karten (bis auf eine fehlende Karte). Sehr ausführliche Abhandlung über die militärischen Operationen. Band 1: Vom Beginn der Feindseligkeiten bis Gravelotte; Band 2: Von Gravelotte bis zum Sturz des Kaiserreichs; Band 3: Von der Einschließung von Paris bis zur Wiederbesetzung von Orleans; Band 4: Die Ereignisse im Norden Frankreichs von Ende November, im Nordwesten von Anfang Dezember und die Belagerung von Paris von Anfang Dezember bis zum Waffenstillstande. Die Operationen im Südosten von Mitte November bis Mitte Januar; Band 5: Die Ereignisse im Südosten Frankreichs von Mitte Januar bis zur Beendigung der Feindseligkeiten. Rückwärtige Verbindungen. Der Waffenstillstand. Rückmarsch und Okkupation. Drei Kassetten mit umfangreichem Kartenmaterial. Leineneinband mit Goldrückenprägung, 3 Kartensätze in Kassetten. Berlin: E. S. Mittler & Sohn 1874-1881. Insgesamt 4549 Seiten. Bände stammen aus zwei unterschiedlichen Ausgaben, daher Band 1 in rotbraunem, alle anderen Bände in blauem Einband. Buchecken leicht berieben, alle Buchrücken etwas ausgeblichen, keine Anstreichungen, geknickten und bis auf eine Ausnahme (Band 2 zwei Seiten lose) auch keine losen Seiten, . Kartenmaterial bis auf eine Karte (Nr. 32 Übersichtskarte 4) vollständig, Verschnürung für 2 Kassetten fehlt, eine Kassette Seitenteile oben und unten komplett lose und Rücken mehrfach eingerissen..

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        Redigiert von der kriegsgeschichtlichen Abtheilung des großen Generalstabs.

      Berlin, Mittler, 1874 - 1881.. 2 Teile in 5 Bänden (alles). Mit zahlreichen teilweise ganzseitigen Karten und Tabellen sowie Handschriften-Faksimiles im Text, ohne die separat erschienenen Kartenbände. Gr.-8°, Hldr.d.Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung.. Kanten und Lederrücken etwas berieben mit Resten von Rückenschildchen. Stempel auf Titel. Gute Exemplare. Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke!

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        Nilfahrt bis zu den zweiten Katarakten. Ein Führer durch Aegypten und Nubien.:

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1874. - 8°. XIV S., 1 nn. Bl., 584 S., mit 8 (5 gefalteten) lithographischen Tafeln und einigen Abbildungen im Text. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und Rückentitel, (leicht berieben). Erste Ausgabe. - Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 143; Kainbacher 109, 5. - Früher Reiseführer zu Ägypten, der vom Sohn des bekannten österreichischen Geographen und Politikers Graf Prokesch-Osten herausgegeben wurde. - "Es ist auf dem Boden entstanden, den es beschreibt, fasst das zusammen, was auf Grund der an Ort und Stelle selbst gesammelten Erfahrungen und aus dem ergiebigen Stoffe der einschlägigen Literatur zusammenzustellen mir zweckdienlich erschien, und hat dabei das Praktische, rein Materielle der Reise, sowie auch die richtige Würdigung der Eigenthümlichkeiten des Landes im Auge." (Vorwort). - Wie meist sind die ersten und letzten Blatt gebräunt, sonst gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tresor am Roemer]
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        Recherches Sur Les Drapeaux francais/oriflamme, Banniere De france/marques Nationales, Couleurs Du Roi, Drapeaux De l'armee/pavillons De La Marine

      Paris: Vve. A. Morel et Cie, 1874. Paris: Vve. A. Morel et Cie, 1874. 4to, half red morocco and marbled boards; spine gilt-decorated and lettered. Joints skillfully repaired. Forty color lithograph plates, two lithograph plates, 56 figures in the text and twelve plates of French flags, standards and banners from the Middle Ages until 1789 of the army, navy and royal insignia. Vivid chromolithography by Lemercier et Ciel, Paris. Followed by "Tableaux Militaire des Drapeaux, Etendarts et Guidons des Troupes au Service de la France" for the year 1771. Chart (Plate XIII in black and white lithography) and 38 chromolithograph plates. Morocco and Boards. Fine. 4to.

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        Beeton's Men of the Age and Annals of the Time

      London - Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 1874. London - Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of Beeton's work on the most famous men and women of his time. With a publisher's catalogue to the rear. With the bookseller's label of Veuve J. Boyveau, Librairie Etrangere, to the front pastedown. Samuel Orchart Beeton (2 March 18316 June 1877) was an English publisher, best known as the husband of Mrs Beeton and publisher of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management. Beeton launched The English Woman's Domestic Magazine, a pioneering serial for middle-class women, in 1852. His Boy's Own Magazine, published in the UK from 1855 to 1890, was the first magazine for boys. Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management was published in 1861. Beeton followed it with a series of other self-help textbooks, including Beeton's Book of Needlework, Beeton's Dictionary of Geography, Beeton's Book of Birds,and Beeton's Book of Anecdote, Wit and Humour. Condition: In a half leather binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, rubbed. Loss to the top of the spine. Hinges slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places with one page working loose. Generally clean with some just some occasional spotting. Tide marks to lower edge of front pastedown and front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Coming Race

      Rutledge, USA 1874 - This is the very rare first edition of a good + book with some damage to the top and bottom of spine and some bumping on the corners. It has a small bookplate from W. H. Fair, dentist who offers artificial teeth for modest prices. There is some browning of the pages typical of a book this old, otherwise it is a nice tight copy of a cult classic and one of the landmark books in science fiction history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dave Silva]
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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.

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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]

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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.

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        Bradshaw's Railway Manual, Shareholders' Guide, and Official Directory for 1874

      London: W J Adams 1874 - Superb HB in full dark plum Morroco gilt boards with 3 raised bands and marbled endpapers and page edges. A tight copy of 576pp including contents pages, appendix and 32pp of great period adverts. All three maps are present and in good condition. Map 1 is Great Britain + Ireland with enlarged town plan 23" x 29". Map 2 is India Railways, Telegraph, Inland Navigation and Dawk routes 13" x 17". Map 3 is enlarged map of Belgium and North East France 33" x 22". No inscriptions. (19 x 12cm)

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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.

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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.

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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. .

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

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

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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.

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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]

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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].

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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.)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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