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        Vicosoprano. Handkolorierter Original-Holzschnitt.

      0 - Bildgrösse: 19x24,5 cm. 1 Blatt unter Passepartout. Original-Holzschnitt auf weissem Papier mit Aquarell bearbeitet, zeigt eine Partie des Dorfes mit dem alten Wehrturm und einigen traditionelles Häusern. Unen rechts im Holzstock monogramiert und bezeichnet "Vicosoprano". Auf Passepartout hs. bezeichnet und signiert. Hinten mit Stempel "Alois Konrad Schwärzler, Graphiker. St.Moritz, Engadin". - Alois Konrad Schwärzler (1874-1958) von Kufstein (Oesterreich), lebte 1904-1918 in St. Moritz und Riva. Oesterreichischer Landschaftsmaler und ab 1905 hauptsächlich Holzschneider. Gründete 1947 den Künstlerbund "Tyrol". Er hinterlies ein umfangreiches Werk an Holzschnitten, in denen sich vielfach altdeutsche und volkstümliche Elemente mit zeitgenössischen expressiven Ansätzen verbindet.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        My Early Life, the first edition, first printing inscribed and dated by the author in 1931, housed in a half-morocco preservation case

      My Early Life is Churchill's extremely popular autobiography, covering the years from his birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament. This is the first edition, first printing, first state, first binding state, inscribed and dated by Churchill. The inscription in black in three lines on the upper blank endsheet preceding the half-title reads: "Inscribed by / Winston S. Churchill / 1931." When My Early Life was first published in late October 1930, reviewer Sir Harold Nicolson likened it to "a beaker of Champagne". It is widely regarded as among the most engaging and approachable of Churchill's books. My Early Life has been reprinted many times and signed copies of later editions are often obtainable, but a premium understandably appends to inscribed first editions. Here is the first edition, first printing. Moreover, first state is confirmed by only 11 Churchill titles in the "Works by the Same Author" box on the half-title verso. First binding state is confirmed by coarse cloth with the title and author stamped gilt in three lines on the front cover. The plum colored binding of this edition proved especially susceptible to fading, soiling, and wear; nearly all copies are considerably spine faded, the plum color frequently bleaching nearly white with sun exposure. Moreover, the contents are susceptible to heavy spotting and the binding is often cocked. This is a respectable, if imperfect, example in about very good overall condition. The original, unrestored plum cloth binding remains tight and square with a nicely rounded spine and minor wear primarily confined to the corners and spine ends. The spine retains brightly legible gilt, but is moderately faded and freckled. The front cover is clean and retains bright gilt, but is unevenly faded on three edges clearly due to being left exposed to sunlight with another book or rectangular object covering the majority of the cover. The rear cover remains bright with only light soiling at the edges. The lower corners are bumped. The inscription page shows only light spotting. The inscription itself remains unfaded. Ink from "1931" and the three dots from the lower case "i" in "Inscribed" "Winston" and "Churchill" have bled slightly onto the facing page, nicely confirming what we already know - that this volume's endpapers are original. The balance of the contents are in very good condition, particularly for an edition that proved prone to pervasive spotting. The contents remain respectably bright. Light spotting within is substantially confined to the prelims and index. We find no previous ownership bookplates or inscriptions. The sole interior mark appears to be that made by the author. Moderate page edge spotting only occasionally intrudes onto the inner page margins. The top edge is lightly dust soiled and all three edges show some age-toning. The book is protected in a new custom, half-morocco clamshell case commissioned by us from a talented, sole-proprietor UK binder. The leather is hand-dyed dark plum with raised spine bands, extensive gilt decoration, and an acid-neutral archival inner lining. The case spine is stamped "INSCRIBED" at the foot and is quite handsome on the shelf. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.1.a, Woods/ICS A37(aa), Langworth p.131.

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        Chopped Up Niggers

      New York: McLoughlin, 1874. This set is complete with two puzzles (each with all their pieces), box, and picture guide for one of the puzzles (the box top illustration is the picture guide for the other). Puzzle pieces are in nice shape with some light soiling. Picture guide has some old tape on reverse. Box shows some wear and soiling but the top illustration and lettering is bright and colorful. Pencil gift inscription under box lid. This jigsaw puzzle set has been characterized as "the earliest and most racist" children's toy published in the United States. There were apparently two different puzzle sets in the series; the other set-though also extremely hard to find complete-is slightly less scarce.. Game. Very Good. Illus. by Unlisted.

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        COSTUMES DU XVIIIe 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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        Le Tour du Monde en 80 Jours. Dessins par MM. De Neuville et L. Benett.

      J. Hetzel 1874 Les Voyages Extraordinaires Cartonnage marron "aux bouquets de roses aux médaillon de cercle noir". Toutes tranches dorées. Bon exemplaire. Bel état du cartonnage sans accidents. Quelques rousseurs.

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        HISTOIRE GENERALE DE LA MARINE COMPRENANT LES NAUFRAGES CELEBRES LE VOYAGES AUTOUR DU MONDE, LES DECOUVERTES ET COLONISATIONS L'HISTOIRE DES PIRATES, CORSAIRES ET NEGRIERS EXPLOITS DES MARINS ILLUSTRES VOYAGES DANS LES MERS GLACIALES GUERRES ET BATAILLES NAVALES JUSQ'UA BOMBARDEMENT DE TANGER ET LA PRISE DE MOGADOR

      PENEAUD VICTOR ET EUGENEEdito nel 1874 in Paris 4 volumi in 8¯ grande, legatura in mezza pergamena, tassello al dorso con titoli in oro, 40 tavole fuori testo in parte acquarellate. Raccoglie naufragi celebri, viaggi intorno al mondo, le scoperte e le colonizzazioni, la storia dei pirati, corsari e negrieri, battaglie navali, ecc. Buon esemplare.

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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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        The Mansions Of England In The Olden Time

      , London: Henry Sothern, 1874. . First edition thus preceded by the edition of 1839-49 published in four volumes. Illustrated with 104 lithographic plates of English mansions. Bound in full red leather with elaborate gilt-stamped decorations and title on front, 11 x 15 inches, spine five raised bands, a.e.g., gilt inner dentelles and marbled end papers. Unfortunately spine and corners have been rather roughly repaired, though original spine has been preserved and laid down. Plates are fine.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Nouveaux Melanges D'archeologie D'histoire Et De Litterature Sur Le Moyen Age.

      , Paris, Firmin Didot, 1874-77.. . Text in French. Four volumes: I. [IVORIES, MINIATURES AND ENAMELS]; II. [MYSTERIOUS CURIOUSITIES]; III. [CHURCH DECORATIONS]; and IV. [LIBRARIES]. Illustrated throughout with fine engravings and elaborate initials. Bound in full burgandy cloth with the titles in gilt on the spines. Minor wear at heads and heels, white stain at heel of two volumes, ex-library with an ink stamp on the title pages and a pocket at rear, with no other library markings, over all very good. Text block is tight and generally clean with only occasional minor foxing.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        The Gilded Age / A Tale of Today

      Hartford: American Publishing Company 1874 Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1874. First Edition, second issue. 8vo. Illustrated by Hoppin, Stephens, Williams, White and others. Original publisher's sheep, black leather spine labels lettered in gilt, front cover rehinged, else fine. BAL 3357 . With a page of octavo manuscript in Warner's hand, about 130 words, concerning the character Philip Sterling with reflections on the fairer sex ("It is probably on account of the lack of enterprise in women that they are not as fond of stock speculations and mine ventures as men. It is only when woman becomes demoralized that she takes to any sort of gambling-")

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        Autograph letter Signed

      N.p., July 29, 1874: J.B.C., 1874 Corot, Jean-Baptiste (1796-1875) The great French landscape painter identified with the Barbizon School. Autograph Letter Signed. 8vo., 1 page, July 29, 1874 to an unnamed friend. Corot writes that he has just learned that the party (possibly Birthday), of his sister was being celebrated with a luncheon. Corot asks his correspondent to take note that it will be later at dinner that he will present his bouquet to Madame Demeure. A neat chatty letter. $1275. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters.

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        Register der Assistenzärzte des k. k. allgemeinen Krankenhauses Wien. 10 pages, (355 x215 mm)

      "Dieses Register beinhaltet die strenge Hausordnung des k.k. allgemeinen Krankenhauses Wien und führt die Assistenzärzte (""Sekundarärzte"") mit Namen und Datum auf. Signiert von Freund: ""Sigm Freud 30/4 1883"", neben unzähligen anderen Signaturen. Das Register erstreckt sich über den Zeitraum von 1874 bis 1887 und - ob zufällig oder nicht - finden wir unter dem Eintrag zu Freud den Namen Carl Koller, welcher an Freuds vorhergehenden Studien zu Kokain weiterarbeitete und durch seine Entdeckung der anästhetischen Wirkung von Kokain Weltruhm erlangte. Mit diesem Dokument beginnt außerdem Freuds Aktivität unter Theodor Meynert, was in seiner Studienreise nach Paris und schlussendlich in der Begründung der Psychoanalyse gipfelte. Des Weiteren handelt es sich bei dem Register um ein einzigartiges Dokument der Geschichte der Medizin in Wien während des letzten Viertels des 19. Jahrhunderts. Wir finden auch Arthur Schnitzler und zahlreiche weitere Namen, die in Freuds medizinischer Geschichte auftauchen. "

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Urban Zerfaß]
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        The Mansions Of England In The Olden Time

      . First edition thus preceded by the edition of 1839-49 published in four volumes. Illustrated with 104 lithographic plates of English mansions. Bound in full red leather with elaborate gilt-stamped decorations and title on front, 11 x 15 inches, spine five raised bands, a.e.g., gilt inner dentelles and marbled end papers. Unfortunately spine and corners have been rather roughly repaired, though original spine has been preserved and laid down. Plates are fine.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Nouveaux Melanges D'archeologie D'histoire Et De Litterature Sur Le Moyen Age.

      . Text in French. Four volumes: I. [IVORIES, MINIATURES AND ENAMELS]; II. [MYSTERIOUS CURIOUSITIES]; III. [CHURCH DECORATIONS]; and IV. [LIBRARIES]. Illustrated throughout with fine engravings and elaborate initials. Bound in full burgandy cloth with the titles in gilt on the spines. Minor wear at heads and heels, white stain at heel of two volumes, ex-library with an ink stamp on the title pages and a pocket at rear, with no other library markings, over all very good. Text block is tight and generally clean with only occasional minor foxing.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Oeuvres.

      8°. Vol. 1: 4 cartes, 4 pl. (1 en couleurs). Vol. 6: 2 cartes; Vol. 8: 10 pl.; Vol. 10: 2 portraits; Atlas: 12 pl. Reliure demi chagrin rouge a coins, titres dorés. l'Atals en cartonnage d'époque avec pièce de titre rouge. 10 vol. + Atlas. Reédition de la première édition des oeuvres de 1864 (pour les vol 1 - 5), 1836-39 (pour les vol. 6, 7), 1854 (pour vol. 9). - La correspondance (vol. 10) en édition originale. - Quelques rousseurs imfirmes.

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

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

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        I.O.G.B. How It was Born and How It Died

      [No place: no publisher]. 1874. First. Illustrated wrappers. 71pp. Small octavo. Small chip front wrap, tear about halfway down the spine edge, still a pleasing, very good example. A parody on Donaldson's failed ballooning attempt to cross with Atlantic in what is here called the Indian Orchard Gas Bag, a balloon lined with muslin manufactured by Indian Orchard. Scarce. OCLC locates three copies. .

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        Grundzuge der physiologischen Psychologie

      Wilhelm Engelmann Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1874. Wundt, Wilhelm (1832-1920). Grundzuge der physiologischen Psychologie. 8vo. xii, 870, [2, errata]pp. Text illustrations. 232 x 158 mm. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1874. Original half cloth, marbled boards, rebacked preserving original spine. Some browning as in all copies, otherwise very good. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 4976. Horblit, One Hundred Books Famous in Science, 100a. The foundation of experimental psychology, which uses quantitative methods to study psychological processes such as perception and the formation of ideas. Wundt first conceived of a physiological psychology in 1858 while working as an assistant to Helmholtz, and produced two works on the subject before publishing the Grundzuge, the book that made his reputation. Wundt later established the first laboratory devoted to experimental psychology, which exerted an enormous influence in the spread of "brass instrument psychology" as Wundt attracted more and more foreign students, particularly Americans, many of whom later founded similar laboratories of their own. Wundt's system of experimental psychology is difficult to summarize, as he constantly changed his views without warning, and he left no significant factual or theoretical contribution to the science. His greatest importance lay in his ability to stimulate research and in his role as the leader of a crusade; he "constituted an important rallying point for the generation of young men who saw experimental psychology as a new avenue to man's self-understanding" (DSB). Norman 2270.

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        THE BLANK CHEQUE, A Fable. By the Author of The New Belfry and The Vision of the Three T's

      14, [1] pp. Recently finely rebound in half calf gilt over marble boards with leather title to upper cover. First edition. Lacks half-title which is included in the pagination as pages 1 & 2; small area of restoration in the blank margin of the last leaf. Else a very good copy of a scarce title.Williams, Madan, Green 97

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        Life of a Sportsman (UK Hardcover)

      George Routledge and Sons London: George Routledge and Sons, 1874. Small quarto. First printing of this edition. First published in 1842 by Rudolph Ackerman in London. Thirty-five color illustrations by Henry Alken, all present. One page of ads at the rear. Marbled boards in half-bound red morocco leather, compartments, titles and designs all gilt, marbled endpapers, top page edges gilt, all other page edges rough cut. Very Good condition. Light shelfwear overall, corners lightly bumped, rear hinge split but not shaky, foxing throughout. Apperley's autobiographical narrative of his passion for fox-hunting, horse racing, and other sporting events, considered by many to be best sporting book of the 19th century. A very presentable copy. Full collation available on request.

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        Codice aragonese o sia lettere regie, ordinamenti ed altri atti governativi dè sovrani aragonesi in Napoli, riguardanti l'amministrazione interna del reame e le relazioni all'estero. Volumi tre in 4 tomi (il secondo è diviso in due parte).

      Antonio Cavaliere 1866- Quattro tomi in-8° di pp. CIV-562-XXXIV-384-512-XVI-422, il frontespizio e le prime 16 pagine della parte seconda del volume secondo sono in fotocopia. Legature in cartonato recente con titolo ai dorsi. Esemplare intonso, con fioriture del tempo.

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        Letter handwritten and signed by N. S. Shaler (1841-1906)

      Not published Cambridge, MA: Not published, 1874. Two page handwritten letter on Robert Clarke & Co. Cincinnati letterhead, dated May 20, 1874. A difficult to read letter, signed N. S. Shaler. This letter (to an unknown recipient) begins "I am satisfied that your plan for securing an Agassiz Scholarship at Penekese and the Museum of Comparative Zoology (of which Penekese is the summer school) is the only practicable method of doing anything for the memory of Agassiz. I shall therefore...second your efforts by all the means in my...two thousand five hundred dollars (or any larger sum of course)...I am compelled to be away for ten days to come I hope you will ...a paper and have it circulated, As I am trying to do the same thing in Kentucky, acting in the...and shall not be able to give much to the Cincinnati fund however + will do something in memory at the next meeting of the Nat. Hist. Soc. + shall make a talk on the material..." Nathaniel Southgate Shaler was an American paleontologist and geologist who wrote extensively on the theological and scientific implications of the theory of evolution. He studied at Harvard under Louis Agassiz and would go on to become a Harvard lecturer and professor of paleontology for two decades (1869-1888) and as professor of geology for nearly two more (1888-1906). Shaler served for two years during the Civil War as Captain of Artillery (5th Kentucky Battery) in the Federal Army.. Signed. First Edition. Very good+ condition.

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        FONDATION B. IN. G. BIBLIOTHEQUE INTERNATIONALE DE GASTRONOMIE. CATALOGO DEL FONDO ITALIANO E LATINO DELLE OPERE DI GASTRONOMIA SEC. XIV-XIX.

      3 voll ril. in seta con sovr. ed elegante custodia, cm 32x25, Vol. I: Opere a stampa A-K pp 928, 32 tavv a colori f.t., numerosissime ill. b/n nel t.; Vol. II: Opere a stampa L-Z, pp 1874, 32 tavv a colori f.t. numerosiss. ill. b/n nel t.; Vol. III: Indici grafici, pp 988. Esemplare allo stato di nuovo.

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        The Thanotophidia of India. Being a description of the Venomous Snakes of the Indian Penisula with an account of the influence of thei poison on life and a series of experiments. London. J. and A. Churchill 1872 (1a Ediz.).

      In folio, leg. non coeva in mz.tela nera, dorso muto, titolo impresso in oro sul piatto ant.; pp.X-156 (occhiello e frontespizio in fotocopia), 31 tavv. litografate (28 in cromolitografia, molto belle, 2 a doppia pagina), purtroppo le tavole sono tutte interessate da un'ampia gora nel margine sup., che va attenandosi sempre più nella parte del testo, fino quasi a scomparire a partire da p.30. Esemplare raro, ma difettoso.Caseb Wood p. 338. Nissen ZBI, 1339.Un classico lavoro sui serpenti velenosi indiani, ripubblicato nel 1874 (testo ampliato, immutate il numero delle tavole). L'Autore (1824-1907) era un medico inglese, professore al Medical College diCalcutta, intraprese importantii studi sugli apparati veleniferi degli Ofidi e su come prevenire l'avvelenamento da punture di serpente nell'uomo. Le belle tavole vennero eseguiti da giovani artisti della Government School of Art di Calcutta. In base ai difetti sopra descritti l'opera viene posta in vendita ad un prezzo notevolmente ribassato (la quotazione per un buon esemplare è oggi stimata sui 2000-3000 ?).

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        County Atlas of Warren, New Jersey

      F.W. Beers Folio, leather spine & cloth, 33 maps, 92 pp. Joints cracked, but covers still attached, some wear and tears to binding, map of Pahaquarry is loose, with some tears and damage outside margins, some discoloration extends a little into map image, one Washington map has a margin tear, all other maps, including the folding maps are in very good condition; some foxing and aging, but generally bright and clean internally. Rather rare atlas of Warren County New Jersey. Auction records indicate this atlas has come up for sale only four times in the last 25 years, and fetched over $1,000 the last time out. Includes maps of the United Staes, New Jersey, Warren County, along with those of Hope, Knowlton, Independence, and Hackettstown. Phillips 2171

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        A Short History of the English People

      Macmillan and Co London: Macmillan and Co, 1874. Hard Cover. Very Good. First Edition. The extremely rare first edition of a key work in British history. Very good in original dark brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Bumping to corners, light rubbing to boards, and slight crease to rear board. This book has been expertly recased using all original materials. The interior has a few light spots of foxing throughout and spots of browning to the end pages. Includes a time line, genealogical tables, and five maps of which four are printed in color. Features the bookplate of Thomas Brooke. Housed in a fine brown cloth slipcase with leather and gilt title label to spine. Index, 847 pages. ENG/052110. Very Good.

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        ATLAS OF THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE MASSACHUSETTS

      1874. HOPKINS, G. M. ATLAS OF THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE MASSACHUSETTS. FROM ACTUAL SURVEYS & OFFICIAL RECORDS. Philadelphia: G. M. Hopkins & Co., 1874. Half black morocco, brown pebbled cloth boards stamped in gilt and blind. Spine and corners heavily worn, spine with shallow chips and hand lettered paper spine label. Corners chipped. Folio, 14 double page and one single page color maps with contents page preceding. Maps are clean and fresh. Scarce.

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

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

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        The Works in Twenty-two volumes (complete, as issued).

      London: Smith Elder, 1874.. The set published 1874-1876. Plates. Twenty-two volumes 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches). Contemporary half polished brown calf; spines with double gilt rules head and base, decorative gilt ornaments to raised bands, with double green lettering pieces. A handsome set in very good condition.

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        The Courtin'. Illustrated by Winslow Homer

      James R. Osgood and Company Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. 1874. First Edition thus with seven heliotypes after drawings by Winslow Homer. Small 4to; 52pp, salmon-colored "watered" cloth stamped in gold gilt and black reproducing the Homer silhouette of a young girl sitting peeling apples in black on gold with the author, title, and illustrator in black, gilt stamping and lettering on spine, all edges gilt, spine a bit dimmed, a bit of soiling and wear around edges with one bump on bottom back edge, inner hinge loose at title page, contemporary inscription on front free endpaper, probably the best copy of this scarce book we've had. The book was also issued in a tougher green cloth and brown leather. The pale salmon color is the prettiest - and the hardest to find in acceptable condition. These seven silhouettes by Homer are in the tradition of a popular American folk art form that came into popularity in America in the late 19th century but was rarely used for book or magazine illustration. Rather they were used in place of portraits of individuals (in rare cases, entire families) for household decoration or keepsakes (in gutta-percha cases). Homer's genius was in taking this humble art form and translating it into illustrations for one of Lowell's most popular poems which had become an American icon. Homer's first illustration, Zeke peeking in the window, has become an icon itself, instantly recognizable as Homer's reputation has soared in second half of this century. BAL 13306. See an Image.

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        The Life and Times of Hon. Elijah Stansbury, An "Old Defender" and Ex-Mayor of Baltimore; Together with Early Reminiscences, Dating from 1662, and Embracing a Period of 212 Years

      John Murphy & Co, 1874. Brown pebbled cloth covered boards, gilt title on spine, cabinet type photo of Elijah Stansbury bound in as frontis, with PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION HANDWRITTER BY ELIJAH STANSBURY ON VERSO of the photographs, 298 pages. Boards worn in spots along edges with old repairs along spine, small dents with light tearing lowr quarter of front cover, a bit scuffed, page edges lightly soiled & age toned, text pages lightly age toned & have the occasional smudge from reading. Scans available. All books shipped with USPS delivery confirmation.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket.

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        Catalogue des Livres de Madame du Barry avec les Prix a Versailles, 1771

      Paris: Auguste Fontaine Libraire 1874 Paris: Auguste Fontaine, Libraire, 1874. (DU BARRY, MADAME JEAN BECU, COMTESSE, 1743-93 ) Number 79 of 100 copies. 12mo. vi, 149 pp. Half contemporary blue morocco, a.e.g., spine faded, minor rubbing, internally fine. Bookplate . Printed from one of the 2 original Manuscripts now in the Arsenal Library. Mistress of Louis XV, the Comtesse Du Barry wished to rival her predecessor's library, Madame de Pompadour and had an unknown Parisian bookdealer go about the task. There are 1091 titles in this catalogue

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        Far From the Madding Crowd

      The Cornhill Magazine, January-December 1874 The first publication of Hardy's fourth novel, serialized anonymously in twelve monthly issues in The Cornhill Magazine (January-December 1874) prior to the Smith Elder edition. Carefully extracted and bound in maroon buckram, preserving the original illustrations by Helen Paterson (twelve plates and twelve chapter header illustrations). Buckram faded at spine and endpapers lightly browned yet an extremely clean and bright copy of an extremely uncommon item.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        El Peru: Parte Preliminar and Historia de la Geografia del Peru

      Lima: Imprenta del Estado, 1874-1880. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. Three volumes. 4to. Contemporary half leather. Spines in six compartments with raised bands, red and black leather lettering pieces gilt. Marbled paper boards. Decorated endpapers. Title pages in red and black. Volume 1 is the Parte Preliminar, 1874. Volumes 2 and 3 are the Historia de la Geografia. Volume 2 has two large folding maps and five full page tinted plates; Volume 3 has 4 folding maps and five full page tinted plates, complete as called for. Bindings lightly worn at edges, occasional light staining and spotting, top edges of volumes 1 and 2 spotted, volume three has a long narrow wormhole in the last 40pp of text affecting the printing, else this is a very good set. The author later published two volumes on the mineralogy and geology of Peru sometimes included in this series. In Spanish.

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        Alpine Plants 2 Volumes

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1874.. 2nd Edition. 4to 108 colour plates, ownership label on verso of front covers, contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, rubbd, spine ends chipped, corners bruised.

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        MEMORIE STORICHE DEL CASATO RUSCA O RUSCONI. Raccolte e pubblicate dal Marchese Alberto Rusconi.

      In-folio (mm. 386x276), 2 voll. in 1, tela coeva con ricca cornice a secco ai piatti e tit. oro, bel frontesp. con grande stemma della famiglia in cromolitografia, XXIII tavv. di testo, a doppia pag. (incluse le aggiunte e correzioni): sono le tavole genealogiche di questa nobile e antica famiglia di Como. Unito: "Appendice alle Memorie storiche..": Documenti, postille e tavole (1877), pp. 98 (testo e numeraz. pagg. su due colonne), con 22 bellissime tavv. litografiche f.t. che illustrano la storia della casata. Vi figurano vedute de: la Rocca di Baradello (posseduta quando furono Signori di Como), il Castello di Carnasino (ceduto al Duca di Milano nel 1413), Castello della Torre Rotonda (del 1250), la Torrazza de? Rusconi, Castel di Civello, Castello di Bellinzona (posseduto nel XIV secolo), l?antico borgo di Lugano (dato in feudo ai Rusconi nel 1416), avanzi della Rocca di Locarno, panorama della città di Como (antico dominio); una serie di ritratti e lapidi sepolcrali, monete e medaglie, antichi stemmi dei Rusconi, piccole vedute di palazzi in Como. Bello e fresco esemplare.

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        The Complete Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier (Housegold Edition)

      Boston: James R. Osgood, 1874. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. This book is collectible because Whittier has inscribed lines 29-36 from his 1870 Poem "My Triumph", signed and dated the flyleaf between the half-title and title page: "Not by the page word painted Let life be banned of sainted. Deeper than written scroll The color of the soul. Sweeter than any sung My songs that found no tongue, Nobler than any fact My wish that failed of act. John G. Whittier Sixth Mo. 11. 1879" The book itself is a bit shabby. There's a split at the title page held loosely by the mesh. The top of the spine covering is off and the rest is loose. The upper corner of the front board is chewed, perhaps literally. The belonged to N. E. Boyd whose pencil name is on the title page and bookplate on the front paste down. A photo of Whittier from the ATlantic Monthly is glued verso of the half title page opposite the hand written poem. It has brown end papers and 395, clear pages with some marks in the index and contents. The boards are covered in green cloth with with gold titles on the front those on the spine are gone.

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        HISTOIRE DU CONSULAT ET DE L'EMPIRE (21 VOLUMES COMPLETE)

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

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        Works of Charles Dickens [Illustrated Library Edition]

      1874. Chapman and Hall’s Illustrated Library Edition of the Works of Charles DickensDICKENS, Charles. [Works of Charles Dickens]. London: Chapman & Hall, [n.d., 1874]-[1891].Reprint of the Illustrated Library Edition. Thirty octavo volumes (8 11/16 x 5 1/2 inches; 221 x 141 mm.). Illustrated with plates after the originals by “Phiz” (Hablot Knight Browne), George Cruikshank, Frederick Walker, Edwin Landseer, Daniel Maclise, John Leech, Marcus Stone, George Cattermole, and Luke Fildes. Late nineteenth-century full tan polished calf by Tout (stamp-signed on the verso of the front free endpaper). Covers with gilt triple fillet border with gilt corner ornaments, spines elaborately tooled in gilt in compartments with five gilt-dotted raised bands and red and green morocco gilt lettering labels, board edges with gilt-dotted rule, turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. Minor rubbing to extremities, headcaps on Volumes IX, X, and XXI expertly repaired. Small bookseller’s ticket on rear pastedown of each volume. A near fine set. Partially unopened.“This the best edition of my books is, of right, inscribed to my dear friend John Forster, biographer of Oliver Goldsmith, in affectionate acknowledgment of his counsel, sympathy, and faithful friendship during my whole literary life” (dedication leaf in Volume I of The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club).“The Library Edition came about largely because of the suggestion of Forster that while Dickens's works were available in volumes in the Cheap Edition and in reprints of the serial parts, there was no high-quality edition that would appeal to the wealthy. Dickens eventually came round to the idea that an elegant edition could raise the stature of his writings. He faced a complication, in that the rights to the works were divided between Chapman and Hall and Bradbury and Evans. Consequently, the volumes contained the imprints of both publishers. With a dedication to Forster, the Library Edition appeared in 22 volumes in 1858-9 at 7s 6d per volume. Titles included Pickwick, Nickleby, Chuzzlewit, Old Curiosity Shop, Reprinted Pieces, Barnaby Rudge, Hard Times, Sketches by Boz, Oliver Twist, Dombey, Copperfield, Pictures from Italy, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, and Christmas Books. The only illustrations were the frontispieces. Between 1861 and 1874 this edition was reissued in 30 volumes with the addition of Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, The Uncommercial Traveller, A Child’s History of England, Christmas Stories, and Drood. The reissue contained illustrations—the frontispieces plus additional illustrations by artists such as Marcus Stone, John Leech, and Clarkson Stanfield—and came to be known as the Illustrated Library Edition…Recognizing the continuing potential for sales of Dickens's works, Chapman and Hall in 1873 published a prospectus for the Second Illustrated Library Edition, containing, they contended, all the works the novelist wished to preserve. Calling it the first well-printed issue, with specially cast type and better paper than that used in previous editions, this set was published in 30 volumes between 1873 and 1876 and sold at £15 for the set, a high price for the time” (Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens, pp. 205-206). See Gimbel D72.

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        The Greville Memoirs. A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV. ...of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852. ...from 1852 to 1860

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1874, 1885, 1887. . Three parts in 8 volumes, first editions, “Queen Victoria... 1852 to 1860” 2 volumes, the others 3 volumes each, 8vo, marbled endpapers, bookplates of Andrew Carnegie, philanthropist, showing some books, a flaming torch and the motto “Let There Be Light”, bound by Maclehose of Glasgow in contemporary brown half morocco, marbled sides, t.e.g., a fine set. The political memoirs of a man who never held office but knew many important men. “Owing to his close relations with both whigs and tories... he was peculiarly well informed on the most secret transactions of contemporary politics... These characteristics, coupled with the brilliant portraits which he draws of his contemporaries, make his diaries the most important work of their kind of his generation” (DNB).

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        Dante and His Circle: With Italian Poets Preceeding Him. (1100-1200-1300. A Collection of Lyrics edited and translated in the Original Meter [...]

      London: Ellis and White, 1874. Dark navy cloth with gilt title and rule to spine, gilt ruled border to boards. Inscribed and dated by Rossetti to Frederick George Stevens, hopefull painter of the Preraphaelite group. Stevens eventually became an art critic and teacher, authoring the first major biography of Rossetti as an artist as well as a poet. Professional restoration to head and heel, and to corners, with evidence of past wear at those places; tiny ex-libris rubber stamp and small tape stained card bookplate to front pastedown, which carries some tape stain near the card.. Inscribed By Author. Revised Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        DANTE AND HIS CIRCLE: WITH THE ITALIAN POETS PRECEDING HIM (1100-1200-1300). A COLLECTION OF LYRICS, EDITED, AND TRANSLATED IN THE ORIGINAL METRES

      London: Ellis and White, 1874.. Original dark blue cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt, edges untrimmed. With the bookplate of John Quinn on the front pastedown. Shallow chipping at extreme crown of spine, front inner hinge cracked (but sound), foretips slightly bumped, but otherwise a very good, bright copy. Folding clamshell box, bearing the bookplate of another distinguished collector. First revised edition, following the 1861 collection entitled THE EARLY ITALIAN POETS FROM CIULLO D'ALCAMO TO DANTE ALIGHIERI. A fine presentation copy, inscribed on the title-page: "To Moncure D. Conway from his friend DG Rossetti 1875." Moncure Daniel Conway (1832-1907) was a prominent American Unitarian minister whose anti-slavery views caused him to move to London at the time of the Civil War. He became a close friend of the Rossettis and the other Pre-Raphaelites, was instrumental in arranging for the first English edition of Whitman, and officiated at the funerals of many writers and artists, including Oliver Madox Brown and Ford Madox Brown. NCBEL IV:491. QUINN SALE 8158.

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        THE GREVILLE MEMOIRS. A JOURNAL OF THE REIGNS OF KING GEORGE IV AND KING WILLIAM IV. [with:] A JOURNAL OF THE REIGN OF QUEEN VICTORIA

      London. 1874-1887.. Eight volumes bound in twenty. Contemporary brown morocco, gilt, by Zaehnsdorf, t.e.g. Light wear to bindings, spines a bit sun-faded. Generally quite clean internally. Profusely extra-illustrated with over 2000 additional plates and manuscripts. Very good. A handsome set of this important memoir by politician and diarist Charles Cavendish Fulke Grenville, lavishly extra- illustrated with engravings and manuscript material. Greville (1794-1865) served as Clerk in the Council Ordinary from 1821 to 1859, a career that spanned the reigns of three monarchs and brought him into contact with the most important and influential people of the day. His memoirs are an invaluable source of both social and political insight for the period. First published in 1874, during Queen Victoria's reign, the memoirs caused something of a scandal, as they pertained directly to public figures who were still alive. "The appearance in print of the private diaries of a man who had known everyone of importance in public life for a generation, and who had not hesitated to set down what they had told him and his opinion of their characters and attainments, caused an uproar in society in 1874. Disraeli described their publication as 'a social outrage'; another of those men in public life who appeared in their pages observed, 'It is like Judas writing the lives of the apostles'" - DNB. Greville's MEMOIRS are an interesting and informative read. This copy has been extensively extra-illustrated with over two thousand engravings, as well as many autograph letters, providing the reader with an even more well- informed portrait of the times. An extra imprint, printed in red, at the bottom of each titlepage reads, "Extended and illustrated by Loren Griswold DuBois, Boston 1888." DuBois has included portraits of Queen Charlotte, William Pitt, Princess Victoria, Napoleon, and many others; several of the portraits are hand-colored, as are several of the views. Letters are included by Lady Conyngham; Frederick, Duke of York; Charles X, King of France; Robert Peel, and others. A unique and wonderful set of this important work, essential for any collector of this period. DNB (online).

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        Works of Charles Dickens [with] The Life of Charles Dickens, The

      1874-76. Illustrated Library Edition Of DickensDICKENS, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens [and] The Life of Charles Dickens. London: Chapman and Hall, 1874-1876. Thirty-two octavo volumes comprised of thirty volumes of The Works…. Illustrated Library Edition, and two volumes of The Life… Library Edition. Illustrated throughout.Contemporary half blue morocco over cloth boards. Spines lettered and decorated in gilt. Marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. A handsome set in excellent condition.This beautiful set features illustrations by Hablot Knight Brown (Phiz), John Leech, George Cruikshank, Robert Seymour, and George Cattermole, etc. “This the best edition of my books is, of right, inscribed to my dear friend John Forster, biographer of Oliver Goldsmith, in affectionate acknowledgment of his counsel, sympathy, and faithful friendship during my whole literary life” (dedication leaf (p. [v]) in Volume I of The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club).“The Library Edition came about largely because of the suggestion of Forster that while Dickens's works were available in volumes in the Cheap Edition and in reprints of the serial parts, there was no high-quality edition that would appeal to the wealthy. Dickens eventually came round to the idea that an elegant edition could raise the stature of his writings. He faced a complication, in that the rights to the works were divided between Chapman and Hall and Bradbury and Evans. Consequently, the volumes contained the imprints of both publishers. With a dedication to Forster, the Library Edition appeared in 22 volumes in 1858-9 at 7s 6d per volume. Titles included Pickwick, Nickleby, Chuzzlewit, Old Curiosity Shop, REPRINTED PIECES, Barnaby Rudge, Hard Times, Sketches by Boz, Oliver Twist, Dombey, Copperfield, PICTURES FROM ITALY, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, and Christmas Books. The only illustrations were the frontispieces. Between 1861 and 1874 this edition was reissued in 30 volumes with the addition of Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, The Uncommercial Traveller, A CHILDS HISTORY OF ENGLAND, CHRISTMAS STORIES, and Drood. The reissue contained illustrations—the frontispieces plus additional illustrations by artists such as Marcus STONE, John LEECH, and Clarkson STANFIELD—and came to be known as the Illustrated Library Edition…Recognizing the continuing potential for sales of Dickens's works, Chapman and Hall in 1873 published a prospectus for the Second Illustrated Library Edition, containing, they contended, all the works the novelist wished to preserve. Calling it the first well-printed issue, with specially cast type and better paper than that used in previous editions, this set was published in 30 volumes between 1873 and 1876 and sold at £15 for the set, a high price for the time” (Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens, pp. 205-206).Gimbel D72.

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        The Works of Charles Dickens. . Including: The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Old Curiosity Shop, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, etc

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1874-76., 1874. The Illustrated Library Edition. 30 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary binding of half dark green morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt titles, and extra gilt decoration to spines, green cloth boards; marbled end papers and edges. With illustrations from the original works by Phiz, Browne, Cruikshank, etc. Bookplate and Dickens anniversary stamp pasted down to first free end paper of all volumes. A remarkable set in an unusually bright, tight and highly decorative contemporary binding, just a touch rubbed to extremities. Podeschi [Gimbel] D72

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        The Works

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1874. 30 volumes, octavo (213 × 134 mm). Finely bound by Bickers and son in tree calf, red and green morocco labels, elaborate tooling to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, twin rule to boards with corner-pieces, roll to turn-ins in blind, marbled endpapers and edges. Illustrated plates throughout by, among others, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz), George Cattermole, Marcus Stone, H. K. Browne, Sir Edwin Landseer, John Leech, F. Walker, Maclise, Standfield, Doyle and Tenniel. Some occasional light foxing, spines a little dulled and rubbed, an excellent set. Comprising 30 volumes "Works of Charles Dickens", Illustrated Library Edition and 3 volumes "The Life of Charles Dickens" by John Forster, fourth edition. An attractive example of what Dickens called "the best edition of my works". A particularly handsome set.

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        [Les Classiques & Autographes d'exception] Madame Bovary

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1874. relié. 9,5x16,5cm. Dernière édition publiée du vivant de l'auteur, illustrée d'un frontispice. Reliure en demi veau bronze, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés et ornés de doubles caissons dorés agrémenté de motifs décoratifs floraux dorés, pièce de titre et nom de l'auteur de maroquin framboise, pièce de tomaison de maroquin olive, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, étuis. Infimes traces de frottements sur le dos et légères traces d'usure sur un mors du tome 1. Rarissime envoi de l'auteur à (Louis) Ménard: "A mon ami Ménard, Gustave Flaubert, 28 Mai 77". Savant, peintre, poète, philosophe, helléniste et chimiste Louis Ménard est le parangon de l'artiste intellectuel complet tel qu'il s'envisageait au XIXe. Il est l'ami d'enfance de Baudelaire, l'initie au hashish, et participe avec lui au Club des Hashischins auquel se rend également Flaubert. Très engagé politiquement, il fréquente Karl Marx et Proudhon, prend parti pour la Révolution de 1848. Son "Prologue d’une révolution, février-juin 1848", paru en 1849 lui vaut 3 ans de prison et inspire sans doute Flaubert pour l'Education Sentimentale. Comme peintre, il se lie avec les artistes de Barbizon, comme chimiste, il invente le collodion, et comme linguiste, il tente, sans succès, de réformer l'orthographe. A sa mort, Edouard Champion publiera en son hommage "Le tombeau de Louis Ménard" avec la collaboration de Huysmans, Louÿs, Barrés, Bourget, Claretie, Coppée, Heredia, Houssaye, Montesquiou, Régnier, etc... Bel exemplaire agréablement établi comportant un rare envoi de l'auteur sur ce texte. - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris _1874, 9,5x16,5cm, 2 volumes reliés sous étuis. - Les Classiques & Autographes d'exception 2 volumes reliés sous étuis

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        Le Candidat

      Paris, Charpentier et Co.,, 1874. Comedie en quatre actes représentée sur le théâtre du Vaudeville les 11, 12, 13 et 14 mars 1874 12mo. Original grey wrappers printed in black, all edges untrimmed. Housed in a quarter dark green morocco solander box. Backstrip worn and with some repair but an excellent copy of a vulnerable book. First edition, sole printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the first blank, "a mon ami Armand Renaud, Gus Flaubert". Renaud was a poet of some distinction in throughout the middle decades of the nineteenth century, many of his poems were set to music by Camille Saint-Saëns and of the numerous works he published six at least are known with presentation inscriptions from him to Flaubert. A rare book in presentation state and the author's only play.

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