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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Eine Enzyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens, 3. Auflage, Halbleder-Ausgabe, 15 + 1 Bände.

      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), insgesamt somit 16 Bände. Rotbraune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie reicher ornamentaler Goldprägung, Deckel in dunkelblauem Leinen und mit Lederecken; rot-blau marmorierter Buchschnitt; Vorsätze in mehreren Ausführungen (unifarben sowie mehrfarbig marmoriert) 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.. Die Ausgabe zeichnet sich durch ein hochwertiges, festes Leder aus. Buchrücken lediglich partiell leicht berieben sowie leicht aufgehellt, Ecken partiell leicht bestoßen. Sonst sehr gutes Exemplar dieser äußerst seltenen Ausgabe. Auch innen sehr guter, sauberer Zustand; Seiten frisch und nahezu fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Eine Encyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens, 3. Auflage, Halbleder-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). Grundwerk in 15 Bänden sowie der Band 16 (Ergänzungen und Register), zusammen somit 16 Bände. Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern an den Kapitalen. Deckel in anthrazitfarbenem Leinen und mit Lederecken. Buchschnitt mit großflächiger Marmorierung. Die Ausgabe zeichnet sich ihr robustes, noch frisch wirkendes Leder aus. 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. Sechs Bände hier ferner mit vorgehefteten Korrespondenzblättern.. Alle Bände in gutem Zustand ohne nennenswerte Läsionen (allenfalls kleine Schramme am unteren Buchrücken des 5. Bandes). Deckel geringfügig beschabt. Seiten partiell etwas fleckig (wenige Seiten etwas mehr). In toto schönes solides Exemplar dieser klassischen Ausgabe in sehr guter Materialqualität. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats.

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        "Blick auf Kairo" originales Ölgemälde auf Malplatte ca. 17x22cm; links unten signiert; unten rechts bezeichnet "Cairo"; um 1880

      . Maße im dekorativen Rahmen 26x31cm. [Edmund Berninger trained in Weimar before settling in Munich in 1874. He was a well-travelled artist, producing paintings, oil sketches and watercolours of sites in England, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Greece, Constantinople, Egypt, Palestine, Algeria and Tunisia. He painted views of Jerusalem and Cairo, as well as richly coloured landscapes and scenes of Oriental markets and caravans.].

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        Telegraph and Travel. A Narrative of the Formation and Development of Telegraphic Communication Between England and India, [...] With Incidental Notices of the Countries Traversed by the Lines.

      London, Macmillan & Co., 1874.. 8vo. XIV, 673, (1) pp. With wood-engraved title vignette, folding map of the Middle East, 3 maps, four wood-engraved plates, one steel-engraved portrait, and numerous wood-engraved text illustrations. Contemp. half calf with giltstamped spine title. Marbled edges and endpapers.. Fascinating account of the work on the submarine telegraph lines from British India to Turkish Arabia, the so-called "Persian Gulf Cable" laid in the 1860s. An extensive section is devoted to the laying of cables in the Arabian Gulf south of Persia, with a separate diagram of the diversion of the "Persian Gulf Cable" from Elphinstone Island off the northern tip of Arabia to Henjam and Jask. The telegraph lines ultimately reached from London via Munich, Vienna, Constantinople, Diarbekr, and Baghdad to Basrah, then continued by the Indian Govenment to Bushehr, Henjam, Gwdar and Karachi as well as to Tehran. Other cables connected Cairo with Aden and thence with Bombay. - Some brownstaining and edge flaws, otherwise an excellent copy. Inscribed "Thomas Kirk Johnson Dec. 1876 From R. B. Hull". - Howgego III, G31. OCLC 1283945.

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        Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amerique Centrale. recherches zoologiques. Quatrieme partie. Etudes sur les poissons.

      . Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, (1874-) 1915. Folio (35.0 x 27.0 cm). [viii], 265 pp., 20 lithographed plates of which 15 are chromolithographed and finished by hand [1, 1bis, 1ter, 2, 3, IV, 5, 5bis, 5ter, 5quat, 6, 7, 8, 8bis, 9, 9bis, 10, 10bis, 10ter, 11quint (error for 10quint) ], one text engraving. Recent green half morocco over marbled boards. Gilt lettered spine with six raised, gilt-bordered bands.* A fine and rare complete copy of this superbly illustrated work on the fishes of Central America and the Caribbean, with the descriptions and illustrations of many new and poorly known species. The work forms part four of the "Mission Scientifique" comprising 13 volumes. This volume is particularly rare as it was published in instalments over a period of over 40 years. Many of the fine coloured plates, heightened with gum-arabic, are by Bocourt and lithographed by Mesnel. "This well-known study of Central American natural history was issued in parts, some of the sections being still incomplete" (Wood). Leon Louis Vaillant (1834-1914) was a noted French ichthyologist and herpetologist and professor of reptiles and fishes at the Paris Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle and "thus came to hold the chair of Count de Lacepede and Dumerils and inherited responsibility for the then-largest collections of reptiles and fishes in the world" (Adler). Marie Firmin Bocourt (1819-1904) combined zoological knowledge with great artistic qualities. It was in fact he who initiated the "Mission scientifique" series, together with the ichthyologist and herpetologist Auguste Dumeril (1812-1870). First few leaves with an insignificant marginal dampstain, some inoffensive spots on text leaves, but generally very clean, and with fine, accurate colouring. Adler [1], pp. 58-59; Cat. BM(NH) II, p. 605; Dean II, p. 574; Wood p. 466..

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        Fünf eigenh. Briefe mit U. Hamburg 1907. 8°. Zus. 17 1/4 Seiten. Doppelblätter.

      . . An den Dichter und österr. Staatsbeamten Richard Schaukal (1874-1942). - 1: 16. I. 3 1/2 Seiten "[...] ich habe Ihnen soviel [...] Freude zu danken, daß ich es Ihnen einmal aussprechen muß. Es war mir längst ein Bedürfniß, aber so ein armer Sklave seines Berufs wie ich bedarf eines Anstoßes [...]". L. versichert nachdrücklich seine "tiefe Sympathie" und bespricht ausführlich die Möglichkeit eines persönlichen Treffens in München, Wien oder Berlin. Er lobt Schaukals Werk "Giorgione oder Gespräche über die Kunst", 1907 bei Georg Müller erschienen, mit dem er "in den letzten Tagen [...] gelebt und mit Ihrem Spott gelacht und mit Ihrem Zorn geweint [?]" habe. Lichtwark schickt sein Buch über "Meister Bertram", "dessen Werke ich in sonderbaren Abenteuern wieder in Hamburg vereinigt habe [...]". - 2: 27. II. 3 3/4 Seiten. "[...] wie jung Sie sind! Es hat für mich etwas Rührendes, daß Sie noch an die Macht der Besprechung glauben. [...] Seit ich Einblick in die Dinge gethan - es geschah sehr früh - habe ich nach dem Grundsatz gelebt, nie ein Buch zu besprechen. Ich habe viele Freunde [...] beobachtet, die anders über den Fall denken, und ich habe immer wieder gesehen, wie sie unter einem Druck leben oder wie sie in schiefe Lagen kommen [...]. Und Sie sind ein Schaffender! Jeder Gedanke,den Sie an diese Dinge wenden, raubt ein Stück Ihrer Production. Lassen Sie die Leute doch laufen! [Emil] Heilbut (Kunstkritiker; 1861-1921) kann jetzt nichts mehr thun, da er aus der Redaction von Kunst und Künstler ausgeschieden ist.Sie werden von ihm schwerlich eine Antwort bekommen ". L. rät weiter zur Geduld und Ruhe und prognostiziert: "Sie werden große Dinge thun, und ich freu mich, Ihnen zuschauen zu dürfen [...]". - 3: 4. III. 3 Seiten "Lieber Herr Schaukal, ich bleibe bei Ihrem Namen, obwohl ich Ihren Titel weiß [...] Wenn ich Ihren Namen schreibe, habe ich Sie leibhaft vor mir. Ihr liebenswürdiger Brief und das inhaltsreiche Manuscript waren meine Sonntagsfreude. [...] Ihre Gedanken beschäftigen mich sehr, und wenn ich die Macht hätte, möchte ich sie Ihnen an guter Stelle gedruckt zurücksenden. Aber die Macht habe ich leider nicht, denn ich habe es [...] mit allen Blättern verdorben. Man hält mich für einen Schriftsteller, und ich bekomme von allen und auch einigen Zeitschriften Aufforderungen, mitzumachen. Immer muß ich antworten: Ihr irrt euch. Ich bin Verwaltungsbeamter [...]". Schildert weiterhin die Resulate aus diesem Missverständnis. - 4: 23. III. 3 Seiten. "[...] das sieht ja ganz aus wie eine Verschwörung. Aber warum nicht? Lassen Sie doch die Leute sich verschwören, lassen Sie sie schimpfen. Lesen Sie nicht, was sie schreiben oder lachen Sie darüber im Bewußtsein der Kraft, die Sie haben. Darauf allein kommts an. Feinde können Ihnen nicht schaden, nur nutzen". In diesem Zusammenhang reflektiert L. über seine eigene derzeige Situation: "Auch ich stehe im Kampf, es gibt die größten Aufgaben, die ich mir stellen kann, und ich ziehe in den Krieg mit der Sicherheit zu unterliegen. Aber meine Sache ist die beste, und darum werde ich siegen, auch wenn ich von der Uebermacht niedergeritten werde. Fröhliche Ostern dem Schaffenden! [...]. - 5: 11. XII. 4 Seiten. Ränder stellenw. mit geringen Stockflecken. L. bedankt sich für die "Güte" und "Gedenken", obwohl er diese nicht verdiene. "[...] Die Schlemihlnovellen [bei Georg Müller in München 1907 erschienen] habe ich gelesen, obwohl solche Genüße mir eigentlich nicht in meine Tage hineingehen. Es ist mir dabei, als betrete ich eine Gegend, in der ich meiner Natur nach zu Hause wäre, und aus der mich nur äußere Mächte entfernt haben. Wenn Sie eine vermehrte Auflage der Schlehmile schreiben, so geben Sie die Geschichte eines Menschen hinein, der zu spät entdeckt, wozu er eigentlich bestimmt gewesen wäre. Es giebt viele Varianten. Die traurigste ist die einer Frau, die ich kenne, die mehr als irgend ein Mann, von dem ich weiß, ihrer Pflicht gelebt hat unter Hintansetzung ihres Selbst, und die, als die letzte Pflicht erfüllt ist, mit fünfzig entdeckt, daß sie eine Stimme von mehr als drei Octaven hat und von einer natürlichen Schönheit, daß der große Musiker, der es aus ihrem Gespräch über Musik erraten hat und sie prüft, in ein Wuthgeheul ausbricht, daß dieser unsagbare Schatz ungehoben vergehen muß. Bedeutungsvoll Ihr Moritz Duftig Duftig [Protagonist in Elisa Hußfeldt in der erwähnten Novellensammlung Schlemihle ]. Zugleich ein Blick in eine ganz fremde Gesellschaft. Moritz Duftig obwohl getauft, würde bei uns keine Christin heirathen [...]". Ferner über eigene kunsthistorische Arbeiten, die L. in den letzten Monaten beschäftigt hatten, die Schaukal aber nicht interessierten. "Aber nächstens kommen ein paar Aufsätze im Jahrbuch heraus, die sollen Sie haben. Darunter eine Reise im Auto". - - 3 Briefe mit Briefkopf "Kunsthalle zu Hamburg". Gute Gesamterhaltung.

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

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

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        Fünf Mädchen am Waldteich (2). Originale Lithographie 1919. Darstellung 383 x 290 mm, Blatt 500 x 380 mm.

      . . Otto Mueller (geb. 16. Oktober 1874 in Liebau, Schlesien, gest. 24. September 1930 in Obernigk bei Breslau) war ein deutscher Maler und Lithograf des Expressionismus. Er gilt heute als einer der bedeutendsten Expressionisten. Mueller war Mitglied der Künstlergruppe "Brücke". Werksverzeichnis: Karsch 83 KBL 131. Im rechten unteren Bildbereich Reste zwei geglätteter Knickspuren, sonst guter Zustand, iin geschmackvollem Rahmen. WVZ-Nr. Karsch 83. Auf chamois Velin. Eines von 20 Exemplaren. Unten rechts signiert, unten Mitte (blass) mit der Werknummer "35" bezeichnet.

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        Autograph notes about "Bouvard et Pecuchet", signed.

      N. p. o. d.. Large 8vo. ¾ p. on double leaf. With almost 2 pp. written by his friend Frederic Baudry. Together with 10 letters written within Flaubert's circle of friends (s. b.).. Flaubert, researching his new novel, asks specific questions: "Dites-donc, mon brave, est-ce que par des greffes maladroites, on ne peut pas arriver a les former co(n)casses et imprevues? Pensez a cela d'ici a samedi & a me trouver des plantes d'agrement (du Midi) qui ne poussent pas dans le Nord [...]". - Together with: I) 5 ALS by Dr. Devouges to Edmond Laporte. Mostly Corbeil, 1874. Large 8vo. Altogether 50 pp. on 26 ff. - II) Henri Gaidoz: ALS. To Flaubert. Paris, February 12 or 13, 1878. Large 8vo. 4 pp. on 2 ff. - III) Frederic Baudry. ALS. To Flaubert. Mazarine, February 15, 1878. Small 8vo. 4 pp. on double leaf. - IV) Alexandre Bertrand. ALS. Paris, February 22, 1878. Large 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. - V) Jules Troubat: ALS. To Flaubert. N. p., April 11, 1878. Large 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf (reverse of fol. 2 with some autogr. lines by Troubat). Accompanied by an ALS from Charles Pierrot to Jules Troubat (n. p. o. d., 1 p.; severe damage to edges). - Provenance: Manuscrits, Livres, Meubles, Objets d'Art de Gustave Flaubert. Mobilier Ancien et Moderne de la Villa Tanit. Ayant appartenu a Mme Franklin-Grout-Flaubert. Vente a Antibes, Avril 1931, no. 84.

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        Zeitschrift des Historischen Vereins für Schwaben und Neuburg. Jahrgänge 1-31 (1874-1904). Zus. 31 Jahrgänge.,

      Augsburg, Schlosser, 1874-1904. - 24 x 15 cm. *Geschlossene Reihe der ersten 31 Jahrgänge, vollständig von 1874 bis 1904. Gebunden in zus. 9 Sammelbänden. Beiliegt der Registerband zu Band 1-40 (erschienen 1915). - Enthält zahlreiche interessante Aufsätze und Abhandlungen zur Landeskunde und Landesgeschichte von Schwaben-Neuburg. - Die ersten 10 Jahrgänge mit ca. 350 bis 400 Seiten pro Jahrgang, danach ca. 150 bis 200 S. pro Jahrgang. Mit vielen Abb. auf Tafeln. - Unbenutztes Archivexemplar, die ersten Titelblätter jeden Bandes mit älterem Stempel. Ansonsten sauber und sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 10000 Gebunden in späteren uniformen Halbleinenbänden mit Rückentitel (Jahrgang 31 als Lieferungsheft in Orig.-Broschur). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The illustrated Book of Pigeons with Standards for Judging.

      London, Paris, New York, Cassel, Petter Galphin & Co., (1874-1876).. 4°. VIII, 392 S. mit 50 Chromolithographien. Grüner OLn. mit schwarz- und goldgepr. Rücken- und Deckelillustr.. Nissen ZBI 1462. - Möbes "Bibliographie der Tauben" S. 50: "Ein grosses wundervolles Luxuswerk über Tauben..." - (Kanten berieben und bestossen. Schnitt, erste und letzte Bl. fleckig).

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        Les Hymenomycetes ou description de tous les champignons (Fungi) qui croissent en France avec l'indication de leurs proprietes utiles ou veneneuses (AND) Les Discomycetes (all published).

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

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        The Moon: Considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite

      London: John Murray, 1874. London: John Murray, 1874. Small bookseller's ticket, bit shelfworn; close to near fine in blue cloth stamped in black and gilt.. Second edition, published in the same year as the first. With 23 plates: including 2 lithographs, 1 chromolithograph, 8 autotypes, and 12 Woodburytypes. One of the great experiments in photographic history; all the images were based off plaster models rendered from telescopic observation.

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        Les Pliades.

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

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        Nouveaux desseins de plafons inventz (sic) et gravez par J. le Potre.

      - Paris, J(ean) Mariette, (no date). Complete suite of fine etched title and 5 plates showing designs for ceilings. ca. 14,5 x 21,2 cm.*I.F.F. XVII, 12, Nos. 1874 - 1879. Not in Fuhring. Second edition of these beautiful baroque designs for sculpted and painted ceilings, invented and etched by the famous French ornament designer Jean Lepautre (Paris 1618 - 1682). The print publisher and printseller Jean Mariette lived in Paris from 1660 until 1742. - Small blank margins, 3 ink-stains to one plate.[(4407)]

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        COSTUMES DU XVIII SIÈCLE tirés des Prés-Saint Gervais..., Paris, P. Roquette, Éditeur, 1874.

      Buona ril. carton., dorso in pelle, nerv. e tit. in oro al dorso, cm 36x25, pp 15 di t., 50 tavv f.t. con magnif. acqueforti di A. Guillaumot figlio, su disegno di M. Draner, le acquef. sono stampate su carta pesante. Contenute tracce d?uso est. Qualche fiorit., peraltro ottimo esempl.

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        Past Days in India, or Sporting Reminiscences of the Valley of the Soane and the Basin of Singrowlee. By a Late Customs Officer

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1874. (BIG GAME HUNTING) First edition, secondary binding. 8vo. vi, 337. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt. Very good (minor rubbing). Czech (Asia) p. 2 . Tiger hunting in Central India, with notes on leopard. The author "also relates numerous stories from other sportsmen focusing on hunting bear, rogue elephant, and the like" (Czech).

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        Dala'il al-Khayrat [The Waymarks of Benefits] - nineteenth-century manuscript in Maghribi script

      North Africa: , 1874. Octavo (120 × 109 mm) Contemporary brown blind-stamped morocco wallet binding, extensively repaired, rebacked with original spine laid down, relined; with the original camel leather pouch, decorative red wool edging and toggle closure, lacks hanging strap. Manuscript on 156 leaves, text embellished in coloured inks, well-executed section headings in geometric style with floral ornamentation, 2 leaves with schematic sketch of the mausoleum where the prophet and the two Caliphs were buried. Binding restored as noted, some damp-staining in places, largely marginal, and a few minor paper repairs to the margins of the text; the satchel-pouch is rubbed, with the wool edging coming loose on the flap, and two old linen repairs to the rear seams, but overall sound. Highly attractive Islamic manuscript, accompanied by a detailed seven-page typed report by Prof. Edward Robertson on Manchester University stationery and dated 12 January 1949. At the time Robertson was the Librarian at John Rylands, but previously had been professor of Arabic, Edinburgh, 1913-21, professor of Semitic Languages, Bangor, 1921-34, and at Manchester, 1934-45, all quotations and translations that follow drawn from this report. The manuscript was compiled by Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Murakishi who completed it "year 1291 of the Hijra". The script used "is the Maghribi or North African, which is not the graceful flowing line script of the Eastern countries. The calligraphy is very fine however, and the embellishment of the text with coloured inks adds to the pleasing effect … the headings to the sections are beautifully executed …" The text is the work of the fifteenth-century Moroccan Sufi Al-Jazuli and comprises a collection of prayers for Muhammad, a very popular work in North Africa, Turkey and the Levant where "the book was used as an amulet or charm, and when hung up in a house or carried on the person could be the bearer of good fortune". At the rear of the manuscript are a number of additions that underline the volume's amuletic function, starting with the thirteenth-century Berber Sufi al-Busiri's Qasida al-Burda (Poem of the Mantle), a text which was regarded as sacred even during the poet's lifetime, "its verses are often learned by heart and inscribed in golden letters on the walls of public buildings; and not only is the whole poem regarded as a charm against evil, but some peculiar magical power is supposed to reside in each verse separately". At the end are a number of additional leaves "the handwriting and the spelling and the vocalisation [of which] indicate a man of poor education", dealing with use of the book as an apotropaic amulet, "or suggesting efficacious prayers for that purpose"; and further setting out a the "Talisman of Quraish" in a magic square. A handsome, and strongly evocative piece.

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        Military and Religious Life in the Middle Ages and at the Period of the Renaissance; The Arts in the Middle Ages and at the Period of The Renaissance; Manners, Customs and Dress During the Middle Ages And During The Renaissance Period; The XVIIIth. Century Its Institutions, Customs, and Costumes. France, 1700-1789; Science and Literature In the Middle Ages

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1874-1878. First editon. Quarto, 5 volumes. Elegantly bound in three quarters red morocco. Titles to the spine in gilt, top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated throughout with chromolithographic Prints. From Stillington Hall with their tasteful bookplates in each volume. Arts in the Middle Ages is inscribed, "May this pilgrimage in the past bring you many happy hours from John Hammond Jr. to his friend Leslie Buswell April 1933." From the Stillington Hall Estate in Gloucester, MA, with their tasteful bookplate. Stillington Hall, was built by Leslie Buswell, who was in the early 20th century, one of a foursome of wealthy, good-looking, hard-partying men who met in the social circles of Boston and Eastern Point and built their family fortunes. A very attractive set.Lacroix was a writer of serious historical works (including a history of Napoleon III) and over 20 historical romances to his credit. His comprehensive social histories of medieval and Renaissance France, first published from 1848-51, treated a broad cross-section of French society, including, in this volume, military and ecclesiastical life. Topics include feudalism, chivalry, liturgy, the popes, pilgrimages and the Inquisition. See Hiler, 519; Colas 1701-05; Brunet III:733; Graesse VI:64.

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        Air and Water Poisoning in Melbourne. Part 1: City Sewage. Part 2: On the Possible Pollution of the Yan Yean Reservoir by the Drainage of the Whittlesea. [Contained in] Transactions of the Royal Society of Victoria, Volume 10, 1874

      Melbourne, [The Society], 1874 - Octavo, pages 180-202 with an illustration plus 5 mounted circular vintage albumen paper microphotographs (each approximately 56 mm in diameter). Original flush-cut papered boards a little sunned on the spine, lightly marked and slightly rubbed at the extremities; head of the front hinge slightly bumped, resulting in the loss of a small piece (10 x 15 mm) from the top left-hand corner of the front cover; overall an excellent copy (the contents are in very fine condition). This issue also contains (among much else) FISON, Reverend Lorimer: The Classificatory System of Kinship (26 pages) and PAIN, H.E.: Abstract of a Paper on Aboriginal Art in Australasia, Polynesia, and Oceania, and its Decay (6 pages). Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments in the Bengali language. Translated out of the original tongues by the Calcutta Baptist Missionaries, with native assistants, with references and marginal readings.

      printed at the Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta 1874 - Fifth edition, revised; large 4to, pp. [8], 1006; text in double-column in Bengali throughout; added title-p. in English; the New Testament also with a separate title in English and Bengali; recent quarter brown calf, red morocco label; occasional spotting, 50 leaves in the middle of the text block with a single short tear entering from the top margin but not entering the text, otherwise generally a clean, and very nice example. The revision was done by John Wegner who took over the task after the death of William Yates in 1845. Wegner (1811-1880) was from then on the chief reviser of the Bengali Bible. Bates and Bowdoin only in OCLC. Darlow & Moule site also a fifth edition but in a slightly smaller format and different pagination.

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        "The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments in the Bengali language. Translated out of the original tongues by the Calcutta Baptist Missionaries, with native assistants, with references and marginal readings."

      Calcutta: printed at the Baptist Mission Press. 1874. "Fifth edition, revised; large 4to, pp. [8], 1006; text in double-column in Bengali throughout; added title-p. in English; the New Testament also with a separate title in English and Bengali; recent quarter brown calf, red morocco label; occasional spotting, 50 leaves in the middle of the text block with a single short tear entering from the top margin but not entering the text, otherwise generally a clean, and very nice example. The revision was done by John Wegner who took over the task after the death of William Yates in 1845. Wegner (1811-1880) was from then on the chief reviser of the Bengali Bible. & & Bates and Bowdoin only in OCLC. Darlow & Moule site also a fifth edition but in a slightly smaller format and different pagination."

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        "The Works" Illustrated Library Edition, 27 vols

      1874/5 . Green cloth with gilt and black decorations. One of the most accessible and legible editions of Dickens, most of the longer novels being in two volumes. With the original illustrations. In this set three volumes have new endpapers and five volumes are very slightly taller than the others, presumably originally from another set. Apart from this they are in bright clean sound condition apart from small nick at top of spine of vol one of Pickwick Papers, This set does not incude the "Life of Dickens" by John Forster (Extra postage will apply)

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        THE FUR COUNTRY. Or Seventy Degrees North Latitude. Translated from the French by N. D’Anvers

      Sampson Low, Marston & co. 1874. . 1st UK Ed. xiii + 334pp + [i] undated advert + 48pp publ. cat. (dated October 1873). 100 ills. Sl. spotted prelims, 1 plate detached, hinges sl. cracked with some minor surface damage to lower pastedown, original black and gilt green tooled cloth, sl. darkened and rubbed, a.e.g. US$523

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        Quer durch Afrika. Erster und Zweiter Theil. Reise vom Mittelmeer nach dem Tschad-See und zum Golf von Guinea von (.) In zwei Theilen Mit zwei lithographirten Karten.

      Leipzig. F.A. Brockhaus, ff. 1874. - 1. Auflage, 2, mit jeweils einer Karte am Ende des Bandes, 8°. 22,1 x 14,0 cm. X,352/ (1) Bl.,VIII,298 Seiten, In gutem Zustand. die Rücken minimal berieben, die Schnitte ganz minimal gebräunt, jeweils die letzte Lage leicht stockig, ein Karteneinriß mit Papierstreifen hinterlegt (Bd.2), ansonsten die Buchblöcke in gutem Zustand, sehr seltene Ausgabe. noch zur Seitenzah des 2. Bandesl: 3 Blatt, das 2. Blatt Karte als Faltblatt (8 fach) , Rohlfs war einer der namhaftesten deutschen Afrikaforscher, entstammt einer alten, schon im 16. Jahrhundert zu Ansehen gelangten bremischen familie. mit Recht wird er zu den bedeutendsten Vertretern jener heroischen Epoche der Afrikaforschung gezählt" (ADB). jeweils auf 4 Bünden, mit Rückenvergoldung und kleinen Lederecken, Hardcover in Halbleder, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Military and Religious Life in the Middle Ages and at the Period of the Renaissance; The Arts in the Middle Ages and at the Period of The Renaissance; Manners, Customs and Dress During the Middle Ages And During The Renaissance Period; The XVIIIth. Century Its Institutions, Customs, and Costumes. France, 1700-1789; Science and Literature In the Middle Ages

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1874-1878. First editon. Quarto, 5 volumes. Elegantly bound in three quarters red morocco. Titles to the spine in gilt, top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated throughout with chromolithographic Prints. From Stillington Hall with their tasteful bookplates in each volume. Arts in the Middle Ages is inscribed, "May this pilgrimage in the past bring you many happy hours from John Hammond Jr. to his friend Leslie Buswell April 1933." From the Stillington Hall Estate in Gloucester, MA, with their tasteful bookplate. Stillington Hall, was built by Leslie Buswell, who was in the early 20th century, one of a foursome of wealthy, good-looking, hard-partying men who met in the social circles of Boston and Eastern Point and built their family fortunes. A very attractive set. Lacroix was a writer of serious historical works (including a history of Napoleon III) and over 20 historical romances to his credit. His comprehensive social histories of medieval and Renaissance France, first published from 1848-51, treated a broad cross-section of French society, including, in this volume, military and ecclesiastical life. Topics include feudalism, chivalry, liturgy, the popes, pilgrimages and the Inquisition. See Hiler, 519; Colas 1701-05; Brunet III:733; Graesse VI:64.

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        Grundzüge der physiologischen Psychologie. Mit 155 Holzschnitten.

      Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1874. XII + 870 + (1) p. Cloth.. First edition. Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920), tysk fysiolog, filosof och psykolog, pionjär inom den experimentella psykologin. Från 1874 professor i induktiv filosofi i Zürich och 1875-1917 professor i filosofi i Leipzig. Han grundade år 1879 världens första betydande laboratorium i psykologi och startade även den första facktidskriften i psykologi 1881

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        FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, DIRECT IN NINETY-SEVEN HOURS AND TWENTY MINUTES: AND A TRIP AROUND IT ... Translated from the French by Louis Mercier ... and Eleanor E. King

      New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Company,. 1874. original pictorial bevel-edged red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, brown coated endpapers. Verso of title leaf advertises a single Verne title, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth priced at $2.00.. Neat early owner's signature on front flyleaf. Professionally re-. cased, expert minor repairs to cloth at head and tail of spine panel. and lower corner tips, a bright, near fine copy with clean, tight. interior and no fading or soiling to cloth. A very attractive copy.. (#89983). First hardcover (and first combined) U.S. edition. The first part of this book was published earlier in the U.S. in a paperbound edition in 1869 by the Newark Printing and Publishing Co. Translation of DE LA TERRE A LA LUNE: TRAJET DIRECT EN 97 HEURES (1865) and AUTOUR DE LA LUNE (1870). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 1-93. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2230. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 765 and 768. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 7. Locke, Voyages in Space 201. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 850-54. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 17. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 199. Reginald 14626. Myers 26. Taves and Michaluk V003 and V007.

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        Nouveaux Melanges D'archeologie d'histoire et de litterature sur le Moyen Age par les auteurs de la Monographie des vitraux de Bourges ... Collection pub. par Ch. Cahier [Four Volumes].

      Paris: Firmin Didot Freres, 1874-1877.. 332 pp.; viii, 350 pp.; xiv, 294 pp.; xi, 351 pp., plates (6). Folio (36 cm). Quarterbound red morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, raised bans with gilt rules, gilt titles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. First edition. Illustrated with 32 copper-plate and 1212 wood engravings, some colored. Avery AP.C111; Vicaire I, 24-5; Von Lipperheide, 4218. "Noveaux melanges d'archeologie, d'histoire, et de litterature sur le moyen-age" was preceeded nearly two decades earlier by the equally valuable "Melanges d'archeologie" also containing four quarto volumes of illustrated dissertations on gold and silver church-plate, enamelled ware, carved ivories, tapestries, bas-reliefs, and paintings belonging to the Carlovingian and Romanesque periods (ninth to twelfth century). See our item 26392). Contains: 1: Curiosites mysterieuses 2: Ivoires, miniatures, emaux;; 3: Decoration d'eglises; and 4: Bibliotheques. Original paper wrappers bound into rear of the last volume which has a different marbled board pattern (no doubt purchased separately as the last volume was issued two years after the third). Spines and boards rubbed, extremities worn with loss of paper to the corners of two boards, some minor splits at the hinges, scattered foxing, bindings tight, leaves crisp, overall a very good set.

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        FROM THE CLOUDS TO THE MOUNTAINS

      1874. Comprising Narratives of Strange Adventures by Air, Land, and Water. With a Chapter by Paul Verne, Brother of Jules Verne. Translated by A. L. Alger. In Five Parts. Boston: William F. Gill and Company, 1874. Original green cloth decorated in black and gilt. First Illustrated Edition in English. This collection of five pieces was published earlier in 1874 in France, and also barely earlier in 1874 by Osgood of Boston in a small unillustrated volume titled DOCTOR OX, AND OTHER STORIES. Later in 1874, a more fully-illustrated edition was published by Sampson Low of London, and in 1875 by Osgood.~This copy has the binding in the first state, with (on the front cover) a gilt ballooning scene in the upper-left corner, and three gilt climbers on the black mountainside at lower right; a second binding state lacks just these gilt vignettes, and a third lacks all decoration entirely. The cloth color is green (there is also terra-cotta, without priority). Condition is fine -- clean, bright, and with only the merest hint of shelf-wear at the foot of the spine; this is not a scarce title, but it's tough to find in this condition. Taves & Michaluk V012; Myers 16.

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        The Life of a Sportsman.,

      London, George Routledge and Sons, and L. C. Gent, 1874. - Seltene zweite, um zwei Tafeln vermehrte Ausgabe. - „Considered by many to be the premier coloured plate sporting book in the 19th century, by others as sharing this honour with Jorrocks's Jaunts" (Tooley). - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen, sonst gutes, tlw. unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar aus der Bibliothek des Publizisten und Aeronauten Victor Silberer, der selbst zahlr. Handbücher zu verschiedenen Sportarten herausgab. - Tooley 65; Schwerdt I, 37. Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 4°. Mit 38 (inkl. Titel) kolor. Aquatintatafeln von Henry Alken. VI S., 1 Bl., 402 S., 1 Bl., Roter illustr. OLwd.-Bd.

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        COOMASSIE AND MAGDALA The Story of Two British Campaigns in Africa

      Harper & Brothers 1874 Wear to extremities with corners slightly bumped. Top & bottom of spine worn. Previous owner's writing on title-page. Internally VG+ (including maps and illustrations) with binding tight; Sky-blue boards with clay-brown endpapers. Frontispiece and 27 illustrations. 2 maps. ; 8vo; 510 pages

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        A History of British Quadrupeds, Including the Cetacea

      John Van Voorst, London 1874 - One volume bound in two - Volume One - xviii, 232pp and Volume Two - [4], 233-474pp (ignoring blanks - interleaved throughout). Contemporary full straight-grain morocco, raised double bands, spines in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, volume to fourth, remaining panels with gilt central device, thick gilt band between raised bands, covers with single fillet border and small fleuron corner pieces, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, t.e.g., paste paper endpapers. Spines very slightly faded, otherwise very good indeed, internally quite bright and clean. From the library of Dudley Coutts Marjoribanks, (later 1st Baron Tweedmouth), with his bookplate to front pastedowns, he was a noted dog breeder who seemingly oversaw the development of the Golden Retriever. Interleaved throughout, often with notes in pen, mainly relating to the animals found in his locale, on the facing page - the Black Rat for example - noting "last year I caught two in my own house and a neighbour caught three in his stable". Also included are two letters addressed to Marjoribanks, one from Henry Ward, the taxidermist who worked for Audubon, noting his receipt of Sir Dudley's 'Otter', "one of the finest specimens I have seen for some years" and the other from H.R. Hughes, expressing his regret that Marjoribanks cannot make his shooting party [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [ORIGINAL COLORED JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT SHOWING A MEETING BETWEEN THE KABUKI ACTOR DANJURO IX AND THE ITALIAN PHOTOGRAPHER ADOLFO FARSARI]

      [Tokyo: Nichinichi Shinbun, 1874].. Colored woodblock print, 13 3/4 x 9 inches. Left edge trimmed a bit in border. Light wrinkling. Very good, the colors bright and robust. An attractive and vibrant colored Japanese woodblock print, showing a meeting between renowned Kabuki actor Danjuro Ix and Italian- born photographer Adolfo Farsari. The illustration provides a striking image of a meeting between East and West, and between western technological innovation and traditional Japanese culture. Drawn by Utagawa school artist Yoshiiku, the woodblock was issued as a supplement to the TOKYO NICHINICHI SHINBUN newspaper in September 1874. Yoshiiku was a founder of the newspaper and is known for his sensational color supplements and other illustrations. According to the Japanese text, in May 1872 an unidentified "yojin" ("ocean person") visited Danjuro Ix backstage and asked to photograph the actor in exchange for some cigarettes. The westerner is not identified in the text, but a comparison with photographs of Adolfo Farsari is conclusive. Farsari took up residence in Japan in the early 1870s, and eventually became one of the most prominent photographers in the country. In this image he sits beside the heavily adorned Kabuki performer, who is seated before his dressing table. A striking image.

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        The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

      London. George Bell and Sons. 1874. Handsomely bound in full tri-gilt ruled polished calfskin. Gilt ruled spine compartments with most elaborate gilt tooled motifs.Gilt tooled raised bands. Red and green gilt titled morocco labels. Extremely ornate gilt-tooled turn-ins. top edges gilded. 12mo. 4.5" x 6.75". The Aldine Edition. Illustrated by a Frontis engraving. Very mild rubbing to extremities.Tips a bit darkened A Fine, gloriously bound set.

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        FROM THE CLOUDS TO THE MOUNTAINS. COMPRISING NARRATIVES OF STRANGE ADVENTURES BY AIR, LAND, AND WATER ... Translated by A. L. Alger

      Boston: William F. Gill and Company,. 1874. original pictorial green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, slate coated endpapers.. Mild wear at upper spine end, mild rubbing to corner tips, small. closed tear at fore-edge of front free endpaper, a bright, nearly. fine copy. An excellent copy of a handsome production. (#135556). First U.S. edition? Collects "A Drama in Mid-Air" (a.k.a. "A Drama in the Air"), "Dr. Ox's Hobby" (a.k.a. "Dr. Ox's Experiment"), "Master Zachary" (a.k.a. "Master Zacharius") and "A Winter Among the Ice-Fields (a.k.a. "A Winter Amid the Ice") by Verne, and "Fortieth French Ascent of Mont Blanc" by Paul Verne. Apparently the only edition with English translation by A. L. Alger. This edition, mostly likely unauthorized, may have preceded the "authorized" 1874 Osgood edition published as DR. OX'S EXPERIMENT AND OTHER STORIES. The Gill edition was advertised as "now ready" on 11 July 1874. The Osgood edition, with contents translated by George M. Towle, was published in late June or early July 1874. Both American editions preceded Sampson Low's British edition which was published in November 1874. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2232. Bleiler (1978), p. 199. Reginald 14624. Myers 16. Taves and Michaluk V012.

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

      Sag Harbor, New York: John H. Hunt, Book and Job Printer, 1874. 6 Volumes of the town records & early documents concerning this New York State community on the east end of Long Island; "...transcribed with Notes and an Introduction by Wm. S. Pelletreau, and compiled by the undersigned Committee, chosen at Town Meeting, April 1st, 1873, and published at the expense of the Town, by its authority. Henry P. Hedges, Wm. S. Pelletreau, Edward H. Foster."; this is the set presented by the Town to Foster for his services rendered and in tribute to his efforts (see binding details for more on this) E. H. Foster was Clerk of Town of Southampton, N.Y. and his 'Certification' of the Resolution to print the documents acts as preface to the book proper; Volume I with xi + 177 pages, with a frontispiece woodcut illustration of The Old Pelletreau House; main text is followed by a half-title page "Patent of the Town of Southampton. Published by Authority of the Town. Sag-Harbor Printed at the Corrector Office. 1835." 12 pages, which appears to be one of the original printings, as it is letterpress and on differing paper-stock to the rest of the text (we speculate the Town still had copies available for insertion) + "Centennial Celebration at Southampton, Long Island, N.Y. July 4th, 1876. Historical Address by William S. Pelletreau. Express Print Sag Harbor, L.I. 1876" 26 pages + "A Centennial and Historical Address, Delivered at Bridgehampton, L.I. by Hon. Henry. P. Hedges, July 4th, 1876. Sag Harbor; John H. Hunt, Printer 1876" 24 pages + a iv- page "A Record of the Soldiers and Sailors, Who served in the war of the Rebellion, buried, born in, or enlisted from Bridge-Hampton, (being Election District No. 2,) Town of Southampton, Suffolk Co., N.Y." with an important genealogical and Civil War-related historical note in Foster's hand indicating "Names marked # properly belong in Southampton village; election district No. 3, as they enlisted there, most of them were born there." this volume with a useful name index at front and a couple more woodcuts of local historical homes in the text; Vol. II xi + 364 pages + x page index + (1) page "Special Index of Highways" at back, facsimiles with signatures of town worthies at front, one leaf with closed tear; Vol. III viii + 411 + xix index, endpapers detached, one leaf at preface noting "Explanation of Map" split, present (no map here - we note that the early 20th century reprint of this volume does not contain a map or this explanatory page); Vol. IV vi + 335 pages + (16) pages set in columns "List of Soldiers and Sailors...engaged in the military and naval service...in the War of the Rebellion, from the Town of Southampton..." with alphabetically-organized names, age, regiment or vessel, when ent. service, term of enlistment, first rank, promoted rank, remarks (deaths & location of same, re-enlistments, 'colored' soldiers, transfers) with laid-in mimeograph of hymn, '...sung at the unveiling of the rock at Conscience Point (landing spot of the original settlers) June 1910..." - the title page of this Vol. also notes "...with Other Ancient Documents of Historic Value."; Vol. V xxii + a very useful ix pg. alphabetical "Index of Deeds" + 304 pgs + several folding plates of facsimile documents, maps & 7 pages of explanatory text in this Appendix - laid in is sheet of notes regarding land transfers & sales of historic interest, in Foster's hand & on his letterhead notepaper; Vol. VI (7) + 313 pages + 3 folding maps at back, this vol. having "...additional unrecorded deeds with Indexes of names and localities..."; all this group of volumes, I -VI, with much on the early history of this town, via primary sources including deeds, town records, land transfers and proclamations, military records and the formation of regiments, abstracts of documents, much more; selling arms to the Indians, first settlers, courts, union with Connecticut, East Hampton deed, Indian deed, prison built, Shinnecock Indian information, commercial and farming details, wolves, negros, town plots, more; names of Barnes, Dayton, Davis, Foster, Griffin, Howell, Jagger, Ludlam, Mulford, Needham, Pierson, Payne, Rose, Rogers, Sayre, Terry, Winthrop, Wood, more; the series goes to 1913 as the published date for Volume VI; Volumes I-III bound in full leather, nicely composed of two colors & grains, with red leather cover labels noting "Presented to E.H. Foster by the town of Southampton, N.Y." in gilt lettering, spines with gilt ornaments and red & black title labels, these three with spines darkening, drying, some chipping to edges, spine ends, some foxing to pages in these earlier volumes, still good; Vols. IV-V-VI bound in the publisher's dark reddish-brown or dark brown cloth, gilt spine titles, also with some wear, rubbing, spine ends chipped, and also in good condition; a couple of these with endpapers loose; all six volumes with the bookplate of Foster H. Corwith and first five with the inscription stating that the books were presented to E.H. Foster by the publisher as well; overall, good condition and excellent source material for early Long Island history on the east end, and especially good for being one of the compilers' copies of the set. . Leather. Good.

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        The Siege of Savannah in December, 1864, and the Confederate Operations in Georgia, and The Third Military District of South Carolina During General Sherman's March from Atlanta to the Sea

      Albany, NY: Joel Munsell Printed for the Author. 1874. First. First edition. Early three-quarter green morocco and marbled papercovered boards. Neatly and professionally rebacked, a nice, very good or better copy. Laid in is an Autograph Letter Signed to Colonel Jno. P. Nicholson in Philadelphia, sending an engraved portrait of himself (not present): "It forms one of a series of Confederate Officers engraved by Charles B. Hall of New York City" and asks further when the copy of Jones's History of Georgia in Nicholson's hand will be bound and returned to him. .

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        STRUGGLES AND TRIUMPHS; OR, SIXTY YEARS' RECOLLECTIONS

      Warren, Johnson & Co, Buffalo, NY 1874 - One of several editions of one of the most famous American autobiographies by one of the world's most sensational entrepreneurs. This copy bound in publisher's blindstamped cloth gilt-decorated ont he spine; vii, [2], 14-772. 837-864 pages. Complete despite the pagination. Illustrated with 33 engravings. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper: "To my ancient Friend/Emile Guillandeu Esq/with kind Regards/of the Author/P. T. Barnum/Waldemere Oct 9th 1874." Some foxing to endpapers, slightly affecting inscription. Light wear. Very Good or better [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Map of the Parish of St Pancras in the County of Middlesex 1874. The map is made to the order of the Vestry of the Parish of St. Pancras and published by their Obedient Servant Edmund Daw.

      Published by E. Daw, 114 Fetter Lane,, London, 1874 - Daw's detailed plan of mid-Victorian St Pancras Large engraved plan, dissected and mounted on linen, fine original full-wash colour, list of Ecclesiastical districts upper left, list of wards with their distinguishing colours lower right, folding into original red cloth covers, lettered in gilt. Rare and detailed plan of St Pancras.The plan is orientated with north to the right, and extends west to east from the Royal Zoological Gardens, to the Euston Station and north to south from Highgate to University College London. The plan is coloured according to wards and has a key to ecclesiastical districts to the upper left. Large scale Victorian plans are particularly rare, the present plan is no exception. We are only able to trace on institutional example, that in the British Library.Approximately 5 statue miles to 1 inch.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Crouch Rare Books LLP]
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        Eki Tou- Mata Ouengha, Père et Dieu des cruels Humains.

      Paris, imprimerie de E. Brière. 1874 - In-8, (4)- 148 pp., 1/2 chagrin bleu, dos à nerfs orné, plats de couv. cons., (le 1er illustré), rel. moderne. Ed. originale de ce livre étrange, entre Lévy- Strauss et Lautréamont, par le non moins curieux Foleÿ, ami d' Enfantin et disciple d' Auguste Comte, polytechnicien, puis marin, d' où son voyage en Nelle- Zélande, puis médecin. Eki est une bizarrerie littéraire, poème en prose, étude d' anthropologie, récit de voyage, d' ailleurs Caillet, (4063), qui ne mentionne de l' auteur que ce titre, est resté sans voix, no comment. Quelques jolies scènes de cannibalisme. Cf. P. J. Tremewan : "A french novelist in Canterbury, Foleÿ and his novel, Eki" ; O' Reilly pour quelques titres sur l' Océanie et Tahiti ; une notice d' Oberlé dans un catalogue "Fous littéraires", --- . Traces de mouillure sur les premiers ff., jusqu' à la p. 7, qq. ff. brunis, sinon convenable. Fort rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thierry Gauville]
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        Dictionnaire de la langue des Cris.

      C.O. Beauchemin & Valois, Montreal 1874 - Bound with Lacombe's Grammaire de la langue des Cris (1874); first edition of each title, 8vo, pp. [12], v-xx, 708, 711, [3]; [2], iii, [1], 190; 1 folding table of Cree verbs; pages slightly browned, covers and extremities rubbed, upper joint cracked; spine chipped at lower edge; otherwise good and still sound in contemporary half roan gilt over marbled boards. Dictionnaire lacks the folding map. Pilling, Algonquin, p. 282-3. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        THE AMERICAN GUN CLUB

      1874. Translated from the French by Louis Mercier... and Eleanor E. King. With Twenty-Four Full-Page Illustrations. New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1874. 4 pp undated ads. Original blue moiré cloth decorated in gilt. Early American "retaliatory" edition of the first half of FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON -- a scarce book with a curious history. After initial publication in French in two volumes (DE LA TERRE A LA LUNE and AUTOUR DE LA LUNE), this tale of space travel first appeared in English in October 1873 -- Sampson Low's single-volume London edition FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON DIRECT. A month later Scribner Armstrong published an "authorized" one-volume American edition (same translation), FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON AND A TRIP AROUND IT. Then in June 1874, Edward Roth copyrighted his "free translation" of the work -- more a loose adaptation -- and it was published by King & Baird as THE BALTIMORE GUN CLUB (today a very scarce book; the title comes from the fact that the rocket ship was hurled into space by the Baltimore Gun Club, using a gigantic cannon). Scribner Armstrong then countered with the present volume, comprising the first part of the entire tale, with its intentionally-similar title, providing double the illustrations at a third the price in order to stifle sales of the King & Baird edition. Scribner Armstrong was successful enough that they never published a second volume to complete the tale. ~This copy is in blue moiré cloth (we have also seen green, terra-cotta and orange plain cloth, without priority); on the title page is a presentation inscription dated June 15, 1874 -- the same month THE BALTIMORE GUN CLUB was published -- showing just how quickly Scribner Armstrong was able to respond. Condition is good-to-very good (spine ends reinforced, endpapers cracked, a few small chips in the edge of some leaves). See Taves & Michaluk V003/V007.

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        My Life on the Plains. Or, Personal Experiences with Indians

      New York: Sheldon and Company, 1874. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. [2], 256pp. Illustrations. Brown cloth hardcover with gilt stamped title and Buffalo head and black stamped designs on front cover. Gilt stamped title on spine. Old repairs to original spine. Spine, chipped with small loss at head and base and part of the title word "the", is pasted down on newer maroon cloth. Tissue repairs made to hinges. Old faint pencil inscription on right front end sheet. Light edge wear base of book. A few pages have tiny closed edge tears on the fore-edge. & & Howes C 981. Graff 961; Rader 1011.

      [Bookseller: Americana Books ABAA]
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        Military and Religious Life in the Middle Ages and at the Period of the Renaissance; The Arts in the Middle Ages and at the Period of The Renaissance; Manners, Customs and Dress During the Middle Ages And During The Renaissance Period; The XVIIIth. Century Its Institutions, Customs, and Costumes. France, 1700-1789; Science and Literature In the Middle Ages.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1874-1878. - First editon. Quarto, 5 volumes. Elegantly bound in three quarters red morocco. Titles to the spine in gilt, top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated throughout with chromolithographic Prints. From Stillington Hall with their tasteful bookplates in each volume. Arts in the Middle Ages is inscribed, "May this pilgrimage in the past bring you many happy hours from John Hammond Jr. to his friend Leslie Buswell April 1933." From the Stillington Hall Estate in Gloucester, MA, with their tasteful bookplate. Stillington Hall, was built by Leslie Buswell, who was in the early 20th century, one of a foursome of wealthy, good-looking, hard-partying men who met in the social circles of Boston and Eastern Point and built their family fortunes. A very attractive set. Lacroix was a writer of serious historical works (including a history of Napoleon III) and over 20 historical romances to his credit. His comprehensive social histories of medieval and Renaissance France, first published from 1848-51, treated a broad cross-section of French society, including, in this volume, military and ecclesiastical life. Topics include feudalism, chivalry, liturgy, the popes, pilgrimages and the Inquisition. See Hiler, 519; Colas 1701-05; Brunet III:733; Graesse VI:64. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today

      Hartford: American Publishing, 1874. First. hardcover. fine. 8vo, woodcut illustrations. Handsomely rebound in full tan morocco, brown leather label, raised bands on spine. Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1874. First Edition, early issue. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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