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        MEXICO: EXPÉDITION DU MEXIQUE 1861-1867. RÉCIT POLITIQUE ET MILITAIRE. [Accompanied by:] Carte du Mexique Dressée au Dépôt de la Guerre, Par Mr. Niox, Capitaine d'État Majeur. D'après les levés des Officiers du Corps Expéditionaire et les renseignements recueillis par le Bureau Topographique.

      Large 8° (24 x 16.5 cm / 9.5 x 6.5 inches): Collation Complete: 4 ff., 770 pp., 1f. (Errata), plus 4 lithographed maps; original marbled boards backed by burgundy calf with title and elaborate tooling in gilt (Very Good, some very slight sporadic spotting in text, biding with light shelfware and a few minor blemishes). - Chromolithographed map (in 2 colours, black and blue), dissected into 24 sections and mounted on original linen, folding into original black cloth slipcase with printed pastedown title on recto (Very Good, a few minor spots of discolouration, some short separations in the very thin, fragile original linen along folds, slipcase very good with minor shelfware), map: 71 x 104 cm (28 x 41 inches). - Paris: Librarie Militaire de J. Dumaine, 1874. - Paris, 1873. Of great historical importance – an especially fine example of Niox’s authoritative account of the French Intervention in Mexico and the reign of Emperor Maximilian I, accompanied by Niox’s large folding map of Mexico, which in good part based on fresh and advanced military surveys, was by far the most accurate general map of the nation to date. - Gustave-Léon Niox’s book and accompanying wall map provides both a fascinating insider’s account into the French Intervention in Mexico (1861-7) and the ultimate record of the epic new cartography that was produced during the time. Niox, a young, but unusually talented military officer rose to become the head of the topographical corps of the French Expeditionary Force in Mexico, whereupon he was charged to create an accurate general map of the entire country for the use of the new imperial regime. While he was able to draw upon some excellent, fresh military surveys and some fine hitherto unexploited source maps in Mexican archives, his work was limited by the wartime environment and the hasty departure of the French forces from Mexico in 1867. Nevertheless, completing his work while back in Pairs, he managed to create the most accurate general map of Mexico to date, one that would not be surpassed for some years. It is thus one of the key foundational works of the modern, scientific cartography of Mexico. Niox was also a gifted historian and observer of contemporary events, and his accompanying account of the French Intervention is a seminal record of this fascinating interlude in Mexican history, being predicated upon excellent research and direct eyewitness accounts. The complete set of the book and map is today rare, with the present example being in especially fine condition. Historical Context: The French Intervention in Mexico & the Rise and Fall of Emperor Maximilian- The French Intervention in Mexico (1861 - 1867) was an extraordinary, and somewhat bizarre, event in the history of the Americas. To clear up any confusion, it is technically know as the Second French Intervention in Mexico (Segunda intervención francesa en México), for the French had briefly invaded parts of Veracruz state during the so-called Pastry War of 1838-9 (the First French Intervention). At its essence, the Second Intervention was a full-throttle attempt to re-impose European colonial-imperialism upon one of Latin America’s largest nations, almost two generations after Mexico had won its independence from Spain. The Intervention was a transformative event in the history of Mexico, as the nation’s successful struggle to regain its independence hailed the birth of the modern republic, turning the page on the disasters that had befallen the country during the mid-19th Century. SEE OUR WEB-PAGE FOR A LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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        In methodum miscendorum medicamentorum, quae in quotidiano sunt usu observationes, ex Graecic, Arabibus, & Neotericis.Paris, Jaques Kerver, 1572. 8vo. With Kerver's woodcut device on title-page, depicting a unicorn with the family's arms and a large cast ornament on the otherwise blank last page. Contemporary limp vellum, traces of ties.

      USTC (8 copies); Wellcome I, 1874; for Du Boys Sylvius: De Nave & De Schepper, De geneeskunst in de zuidelijke Nederlanden (1475-1660), p. 59; Hirsch II, p. 221. Rare first edition of a pharmaceutical work by Jean Du Boys (ca. 1500-1576), describing everyday medicine as found in the works of the ancient Greeks and Arabs. It gives the recipes for different medicines and the attributes ascribed to the medicines and herbs. Jean Du Boys was born at Lille, studied at Leuven and practiced at Valenciennes. In 1562 he became professor at the recently founded University of Douai. He is the author a few other works. As he is occasionally also called Sylvius, he is not to be confused with Jacques Dubois Sylvius (1478?-1555), teacher of Vesalius. A second edition was published as Methodus miscendi & conficiendi medicamenta (The Hague, 1640) and a commentary by N. Fontanus in 1633. A few marginal waterstains nad a corner torn off the third leaf, but otherwise in very good condition.

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        Experimental-Untersuchungen über das Schaedelwachsthum.

      München, Oldenbourgh, 1874, 4, (8), 48 pp., mit 11 Lichtdrucktafeln, feiner Halblederband auf fünf Bünden, Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild. Erste Ausgabe von Bernhard von Gudden's (1824-1886) berühmten Untersuchungen. - Hauptwerk des berühmten Psychiaters und späteren Leibarztes von König Ludwig II."Gudden war einer der begabtesten und hervorragendsten Psychiatern der Neuzeit und hat sich namentlich als Forscher auf dem Gebiete der Gehrin-Anatomie und-Physiologie ausgezeichnet. besonders dankenswerth sind seine verschiedenen Experimentalarbeiten (über Schädelwachsthum, Hirnrindenlocalisation, etc.)." Pagel, Hirsch-H. II, pp.880-881"Es handelt sich hier um schon in Werneck über lange Jahre durchgeführte, wohlbedachte, aber nicht ganz abgeschlossene Experimentalreihen am Kaninchen, die entgegen damals geltenden Meinungen tatsächlich beweisen, daß wechselseitig der Schädel die Hirnform und das Gehirn die Schädelform beeinflußt. Gehirn und Schädel sind von Anfang an aufeinander gerichtet, wachsen mit und durch einander, tragen aber die Grundbedingungen ihrer Gestaltung in sich selbst, eine besonnene Schlußfolgerung, die heute noch gilt. Dies alles wurde durch Exstirpationsversuche bewiesen, die am neugeborenen Tier vorgenommen waren. Im Laufe dieser Versuche hatte Gudden bemerkt, daß am Gehirn des erwachsenen Kaninchens, durch Entfernung eines Auges nach der Geburt, der kontralaterale vordere Zweihügel in der Entwicklung zurückgeblieben war, wie unmittelbar der Vergleich mit der Normalseite ergab. Damit war die Guddensche Exstirpationsmethode gefunden, die gestattet, mit dem operativ entfernten Hirnteil zusammenhängende Leitungsbahnen und Gewebeabschnitte jeweils festzustellen. Dies ermöglichte erstmals in der Geschichte der Hirnforschung ganz neue Einblicke in die einzelnen anatomischen Systeme innerhalb des Hirnes und ergab eine Fülle von Erkenntnissen über Verlauf, Ursprung und Ende von Leitungsbahnen, wie sie die gewöhnliche anatomische Betrachtung nie vermitteln kann." - Kolle, Große Nervenärzte I, 132First edition. Very scarce. With 11 collotype plates.

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        The Heart of Africa

      New York: Harper and Brothers,, 1874. Three Years' Travels and Adventures in the Unexplored Regions of Central Africa from 1868 to 1871. Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. With an Introduction by Winwood Reade. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth over bevelled boards, spine lettered and decoratively ruled in gilt, blind frames to boards enclosing gilt vignette to front, brown coated endpapers. 2 maps (1 folding), wood-engraved frontispiece to each volume, 23 similar plates, one tinted lithographic plate, wood-engravings to the text. Extremities rubbed, light fraying to feet of spines and to lower outer corners of boards, contents toned. A very good copy. First US edition of Schweinfurth's important narrative of his expedition to the western tributaries of the Upper Nile, "a most valuable accumulation of geographical and ethnographic data for regions never before visited by Europeans" (Howgego), including extensive notes on the flora and fauna of Central Africa and the first survey of the Bahr el Ghazal (in modern South Sudan); his discovery of the pygmy Aka people "settled conclusively the question of the existence of dwarf races in tropical Africa" (ibid.) Schweinfurth sailed from Suez in August 1868, disembarked at Suakin and by November was in Khartoum, whence he began his ascent of the Nile, spending time among the Dinka, Bongo and Mangbetu peoples during his researches. Winwood Read's introduction describes Schweinfurth as one of only two explorers to have successfully penetrated Africa from north to south, alongside Sir Samuel Baker. His account was originally published in London the previous year, in this English translation, therefore preceding the first edition in the original German, which appeared in 1874. This copy notably links two distinguished American families who appear to have been connected (often by marriage) since at least the 18th century, with the gift inscription "M. F. Gale, from his friend, S. S. Conant, October 6. 1874" to initial blank of vol. 1: Stillman S. Conant (b. 1831) was editor of Harper's Weekly until his unexplained disappearance in 1885; subsequently in the collection of Gale's relative Olive Gale McLean (1881-1941), socialite, amateur artist and wife of US Navy Rear Admiral Ridley Mclean, with her bookplate to the front pastedowns (another imposed upside-down to vol. 1 rear pastedown); also the lightly pencilled ownership of one Lydia Fuller Gale to title pages. An interesting provenance for this "true classic of African exploration" (Czech).

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        Far From The Madding Crowd

      Two volumes of this seminal work by Thomas Hardy and scarce to find in such good condition. One of an edition of 1,000 copies published in 1874. Far From The Madding Crowd gave name to his fictional Wessex and remains one of the most sought after edition of all of Hardy's fourteen novels. The volumes contain twelve wood engraved illustrations by Helen Paterson including the frontpiece. Original green diagonal fine ribbed cloth. Gilt lettering and with two vignettes in black on the upper covers. Volume II has a cropped title page at the bottom edge and the book has been rehinged. Volume have lightly split hinges and appear rebound. Recent bookplates on the front free pages. The contents are generally clean. (Purdy p13-14) 8vo 342, 333pp.

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        1782 - 1793. [The Diary of A.V. Khrapovitskiy 1782 - 1793].

      Bazunow Sankt-Petersburg 1874 - Octavo (21.2 x 14.9 cm). XXIV pp., including half title and title, 610 pp.; occasional spotting. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards; slightly rubbed, small tear to upper spine repaired. First edition of this diary written by a close aide to Catherine II giving an insight into the life and mind of the most powerful woman in Russian history. Alexander Vasilievich Khrapovitskiy (1749 - 1801) served as a State Secretary to Catherine II for eleven years, and played an important role in developing and implementing her ground-breaking economic and social reforms. Khrapovitskiy's diary was published from a manuscript in the possession of Prince Pavel Viazemskiy, who had received it from Vasiliy Zhukovskiy in the 1840s. It comprises notes from January 1782 up to September 1793. The first four years fit in a mere five pages, predominantly the Empress's sayings. However, from 1787 the notes become more detailed, including information about Imperial domestic and foreign policy, the Russo-Turkish war (1787-1791), the Russo-Swedish war (1788-1790), relations between Russia and England, Prussia, Sweden and other European countries. The diary reveals Catherine II's feelings about events in revolutionary France, arrests of A.N. Radischev and N.I. Novikov, the prosecutions of Masons, as well as her attitude to metropolitan Platon, Potemkin, Orlov, Suvorov, Ushakov and other important figures of that era. An abridged version of the diary was first published by Svin'in in eight parts in the literary periodical "Otechestvenniye Zapiski". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Desperate Remedies

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1874. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First American edition, first printing in first issue binding. Later state ads on front paste down. vii, 402pp. Cream-colored cloth with black lettering. Good+ with darkening and staining to spine and typical foxing and soiling to pale cloth, small strips of cloth at head and tail worn away, slight lean but internally in nice shape. The English author's first novel, first published anonymously in three volumes in his homeland.

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        XVI ??? ????????????: ???????? ??? ????????????? ????????????. [Collection of decorative ornaments collected from Greek and Russian manuscripts from X - XVI centuries for illustrators].

      izd. litografii pri khud.-promyshl. muzeuma Moskva 1874 - 2 issues (out of 7). Landscape folio (23 x 34 cm). Each issue with 10 lith. plates, plates loose as issued, in publisher's wrappers; some marginal tears to wrappers and slight soiling. Collection of twenty colourful chromolithographs showing the best examples of the adornments for illuminated manuscripts. The material for this work was collected from the manuscripts kept in Russian museums and libraries and published as a reference book for illustrators and artists. ________________________________________ ???????????? ????????????????? ??????? ? ?????? ??????? - ?? 10 ?????? ?????? ??????????????? ? ??????? ? ???????????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ?????????, ?????????? ? ??????? ??????, ??????????? ? ???????????? ?????????. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Gleanings From Nature: A Series of Twelve Etchings

      Thomas McLean, London, 1874. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. YOUNGMAN, JOHN MALLOWS. Gleanings From Nature: A Series of Twelve Etchings, London: Thomas McLean, 1874. Folio, 10 plates (2 lacking) about 10x14 inches or 25x35cm, beveled red cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration, black rules inside a black box. The plates are separated from each other by a leaf with a title and a brief verse and then another leaf, which is blank. Youngman, 1817-1899, here produced country scenes representing the area in which he lived, the artist says. That would be Saffron Walden in Essex, England. The missing plates are No. 4, The Abbey Farm, and No. 7, Hay Time - Audley End Park. The full list is shown below. This set is very scarce in the market, and Worldcat locates only 3 in institutional libraries, all in the U.K. See Catalogue of Prints, National Art Library (Great Britain), p. 362. Condition of this book: Covers darkened, stained and worn; leaves loose with some internal marks, images fine. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is loose but fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Britain/UK; 19th century; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52988. .

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        COOMASSIE AND MAGDALA: The Story of Two British Campaigns in Africa

      London Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle 1874 - First Edition. Very Scarce. This copy with the bookplate of the Earl of Cromer, Evelyn Baring, long-time British Consul-General in Egypt with his engraved bookplate by Henry Badeley. With numerous illustrations from drawings by Melton Prior (special artist in Ashantee of the illustrated London news) and other artists, and two folding maps. 8vo, in a handsome binding of three-quarter crushed light-brown morocco over marbled boards, the spine with raised bands blind ruled, gilt lettered in two compartments and at the tail, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. xiv, 510 pp. A very handsome copy with provenance associated with the British in Africa, the binding in excellent state with just a touch of rubbing to the paper. Internally solid and very clean, a touch of edge-wear to one of the folding maps and very minor signs of use. VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION, ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TO SECURE IN THE STANLEY OEUVRE. This copy is uncommonly well preserved in a handsome binding of excellent lineage. COOMASSIE AND MAGDALA is the story of the great British campaigns in East and West Africa. "Coomassie was a town insulated by a deadly swamp. A thick jungly forest - so dense that the sun seldom pierced the foliage; so sickly that the strongest fell victims to the malaria it cherished - surrounded it to a depth of 140 miles seaward, many hundred miles east, as many more west, and 100 miles north. Through this forest and swamp, unrelieved by a single novelty or a single pretty landscape, the British army had to march." Henry Stanley, from his preface. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works

      London: Bickers & Son; John Bumpus et al.,, 1874. Edited with a scrupulous revision of the text by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke 4 volumes, octavo (217 x 138 mm). Contemporary tan calf, red and green labels lettered in gilt to spines, gilt decorations to spines in compartments, gilt frames to covers, marbled endpapers and edges. Title pages printed in red and black. Frontispiece portrait with tissue-guard to vol. I. With the near-contemporary ownership inscription of Charles Staniworth Greenwood to the front blank of vol. I. Minor wear to extremities, spines uniformly a little faded, top edges dust toned, small scratch to rear cover of vol. I, light foxing to prelims and endmatter; an excellent set. An attractive set of the Cowden Clarke's edited works of Shakespeare. Mary Cowden Clarke (1809–1898) "felt particular 'pride and gratification'" in having edited the works of Shakespeare "as it made her 'the first (and as yet, only) woman editor of our great poet'" (ODNB). This edition, credited to both Charles and Mary Cowden, was first published by Bickers in 1864.

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        Lettres à une inconnue

      first edition.Binders half morocco tree with corners, back with five nerves set with black fillets decorated with double cold boxes, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, marbled, elegant bindings.The text is preceded by a study of Mérimée by Hippolyte Taine.Provenance: Library of Leon Say with his bookplate pasted heads of the guards.Nice copy free of freckles and perfectly prepared. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1874 13,5x22cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Handbuch der gesamten Augenheilkunde. 8 Bde.

      Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann, 1874-1877, 1880, Gr.8, ca. 4500 pp., 735 Holzschnitte im Text, 6 Taf., und seltener Register von 1880 mit 68 pp., in 7 feinen Halbleinenbände mit marmorierten Deckeln und Rückenschlidern. Erste Ausgabe herausgegeben von Arlt, Arnold, Augbert, Becker, Förster, Alfred Graefe, Hirsch, Iwanoff, Landolt, Leber, Leuckart, Manz, Merkel, Michel, Nagel, Saemisch,m Schirmer, Schmidt, Snellen, Schwalbe, Waldeyer und von Wecker! "Auch die Anfänge der wissenschaftlichen Augenheilkunde in Berlin liegen in der Charité. Seit 1828 hatte Jüngken dort eine selbständige Abteilung als Augenklinik geführt. 1868 wurde diese Albrecht von Graefe (1822-1870) übertragen. Das grosse Handbuch der Augenheilkunde, Albrecht von Graefe gewidmet, ist das schönste wissenschaftliche Denkmal für den großen Reformator der Augenheilkunde. Dieses Sammelwerk, durch das fruchtbare Zusammenwirken der besten damaligen Forscher und Lehrer geschaffen, enthält die ganzen Errungenschaften der Reformzeit. In diesen 7 Bänden sind die wissenschaftlichen Anschauungen und Befunde der ophthalmologischen Entwicklungszeit niedergelegt. Der frühe Tod Albrecht von Graefes ließ seinen Plan zur Herausgabe dieses umfassenden Lehrbuches der Ophthalmologie nicht mehr zur Durchführung kommen. Sein Vetter Alfred Karl Graefe (1830-1899), erster Ordinarius in Halle, begann zusammen mit Edwin Theodor Saemisch (1833-1909), erster Ordinarius für Augenheilkunde in Bonn das "Handbuch.." herauszugeben. Unter Mitwirkung vieler namhafter Wissenschaftler erschien das Werk über einen Zeitraum von 6 Jahren.Alfred Graefe war einer der glücklichsten Operateure der Neuzeit. Tausenden hat er die Sehkraft erhalten, oder wiedergegeben. Sein wichtigster Beitrag zum Handbuch war der klassische Text über die Motilitätsstörungen des Auges.A MAJOR WORK OF PERMANENT VALUE ! First Edition. In the literature of ophthalmology there stands as a monument of greatness unequalled by any other work the "Handbuch d. ges. Augenheilkunde."This work was the collaborative effort of some of the greatest German speaking ophthalmologists of the 19th century, and the editiorship of Alfred Graefe and Edwin Theodor Saemisch. In volume 4/ 2nd part is the fisr description of vernal conjunctivitis "Der Frühjahrskatarrah (pp.25-29) by Edwin Theodor Saemisch. The first edition in a complete set is rare! Garrison & Morton No.5914 + 5915

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        Chirurgische Beobachtungen aus dem Kriege.

      Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1874, 8, (2), 251, (1) pp., mit 11 lith. Tafeln, feiner Halbleinenband. Seltener Separatabdruck aus v. Langenbeck's Archiv etc. Bd. XVI! Enthält: I. Ueber die Schussverletzungen des Hüftgelenks. II. Ueber die Endresultate der Gelenkresectionen im Kriege.Bernhard Rudolf Konrad von Langenbeck, Mediziner (1810-1887), "geb. 8. Nov. 1810 zu Padingbüttel im Land Wursten, gest. 29. Sept. 1887 in Wiesbaden, studierte in Göttingen, England und Frankreich, habilitierte sich 1838 in Göttingen für Physiologie und war als praktischer Chirurg tätig. 1842 ging er als Professor der Chirurgie nach Kiel und 1847 als Professor und Direktor des königlichen chirurgischen Klinikums nach Berlin. Als Leiter des Sanitätswesens im schleswig-holsteinischen Kriege 1864 erwarb er sich große Verdienste, wurde bald darauf geadelt und 1866 zum Generalarzt à la suite des Sanitätskorps ernannt, in welcher Eigenschaft er auch im deutsch französischen Kriege 1870/71 fungierte. 1872 gründete er die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie, 1882 zog er sich in den Ruhestand zurück. Langenbeck war einer der ersten Chirurgen der Neuzeit, genial und erfinderisch, ein meisterhafter Operateur, ein seiner Therapeut und vorzüglicher Lehrer. Zahlreiche alte Operationsmethoden wurden von ihm verbessert oder durch neue ersetzt, viele Gebiete der chirurgischen Tätigkeit erst neu erschlossen. Besonders förderte er die konservative Chirurgie (Resektionen), durch die jetzt unzählige Glieder erhalten werden, die früher amputiert werden mußten. Die von ihm angegebenen osteoplastischen Resektionen, vor allen die Uranoplastik, die Gaumennaht, die subkutane Osteotomie zur Geraderichtung schief geheilter Knochenbrüche und ankylosierter Gelenke, die Behandlung der letztern mittels allmählicher forcierter Streckung in der Chloroformnarkose, die Durchschneidung des äußern Haltebandes bei einwärts gebogenem Kniegelenk, die Kauterisation der Hämorrhoidalknoten mit dem Glüheisen und andre Neuerungen sind Gemeingut der Chirurgie geworden. Seit 1860 gab er mit Billroth und Gurlt das Archiv für klinische Chirurgie heraus auch schrieb er Chirurgische Beobachtungen aus dem Kriege (Berl. 1874). Seine Vorlesungen über Akiurgie gab Gluck heraus (Berl. 1888). Vgl. Bergmann, Zur Erinnerung an B. v. L. (Berl. 1888)." PagelGarrison & Morotn No.2174

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        Pedigrees of the county families of Yorkshire complete in 2 volumes [ Volume one The West Riding Volume two The North & East Riding]

      A particularly nice set in the original publishers cloth & yellow coated endpapers. The Castle Hacket copy with their bookplate to each volume and the signature of Percy S Paley. Christies 1986 sale catalogue for the library of Percy Paley. Described him as having "what must be the finest Irish private collection of genealogical books in existence". An invaluable research tool for the genealogist and local historian compiled by Joseph Foster and authenticated by the members of each family.

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        Advis fidelle aux veritables Hollandois. Touchant ce qui s'est passé dans les villages de Bodegrave & Swammerdam, & les cruautés inoüies, que les François y ont exercées. Avec un memoire de la derniere marche de l'Armée du Roy de France en Brabant & en Flandre. [Den Haag], [Daniel en Johannes Steucker], 1673.

      4°, (2)+202 pag., contemporain perkament, geillustreerd met 8 geetste platen over twee pagina's (de laatste twee met elk 2 afbeeldingen) door Romeyn de Hooghe. Enkele wormgaatjes in bovenmarge. C2020 Landwehr 30; Hollstein 90-96; Willems 1874 De Hooghe's schitterende prenten in het 'Advis fidelle' behoren niet alleen tot de hoogtepunten van zijn werk, maar ook tot de artistieke hoogtepunten van dit tijdperk. Ze tonen de wreedheden waaraan , 523, e soldaten zich eind 1672 te buiten gingen na de verovering van de dorpen Bodegraven en Zwammerdam. De reeks etsen vormt een aanklacht tegen de oorlog, die vergelijkbaar is met 'The Large Miseries of War' van Jacques Callot en 'The Disasters of War' van Francisco de Goya, etsen waarin eveneens op aangrijpende wijze de gruwelen van de oorlog zijn verbeeld. De schrijver van dit verslag, De Wicquefort (1606 - 1682), verbleef ten tijde van de gebeurtenissen in Den Haag als gezant van de koning van Polen. Daarvoor had hij in Frankrijk vastgezeten op verdenking van spionage voor de Republiek. In 1675 overkwam hem datzelfde in Den Haag, maar nu werd hij ervan verdacht voor de , 523, en en Britten te hebben gespioneerd. Tot levenslange gevangenisstraf veroordeeld wist hij na vier jaar uit de Haagse Gevangenpoort te ontsnappen.

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        PHILIPPUS EMMANUEL EX LOTHARINGIS (Portrait of Philip Emanuel de Mercoeur, duke of Lorraine)

      Bust portrait of Philip Emanuel de Mercoeur, duke of Lorraine, turned to the left, dressed in armour. Lettered in Latin on the bottom: 'PHILIPPUS EMMANUEL EX LOTHARINGIS.'. Signed at the bottom: 'Anton. Wierix fecit et excudit'. On the verso collectors' marks: Pim van Eekelen (v and E in circle, blue ink); Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, L. 700a; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, don A. J. Domela Nieuwenhuis L. 356b. Engraving on paper, trimmed to plate mark, total: 84 x 61mm; only state; New Hollstein 2121, Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1874

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        Coomassie and Magdala. The Story of Two British Campaigns in Africa.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1874 - Octavo. Original green diagonal-fine-ribbed cloth over bevelled boards, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, twin rules and publisher's device to boards in blind, brown coated endpapers. Pencilled ownership inscription dated 1921 to the front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, minimal rubbing to extremities, light pale marking to rear board, contents toned, short (30 mm) clean split along fold of map facing p. 1. A very good copy. Wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue-guard, 15 similar plates, illustrations to the text, 2 folding maps. First US edition. After covering Hancock's and Sherman's campaigns in the American Midwest, Stanley persuaded the New York Herald to employ him as special correspondent on the British expedition to Abyssinia, and was in Suez by January 1868. "Having joined Sir Robert Napier's forces at Annesley Bay, in the Horn of Africa, he marched with them for two months, witnessing the storming of Tewodros's fortress at Magdala. His sensational dispatches were the first to reach Europe, and he was soon employed on a permanent basis by the Herald" (ODNB). It was on the strength of his reportage that later the same year the Herald's editor, James Gordon Bennett, sent him to find Livingstone. Coomassie and Magdala was first published earlier the same year, in London. Fumagalli 1729; Howgego IV S57. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Far From The Madding Crowd

      Smith Elder & Co, London 1874 - Far From the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy: two first edition volumes, Smith Elder, London 1874,Two volumes of this seminal work by Thomas Hardy and scarce to find in such good condition. One of an edition of 1,000 copies published in 1874. Far From The Madding Crowd gave name to his fictional Wessex and remains one of the most sought after edition of all of Hardy's fourteen novels. The volumes contain twelve wood engraved illustrations by Helen Paterson including the frontpiece. Original green diagonal fine ribbed cloth. Gilt lettering and with two vignettes in black on the upper covers. Volume II has a cropped title page at the bottom edge and the book has been rehinged. Volume have lightly split hinges and appear rebound. Recent bookplates on the front free pages. The contents are generally clean. (Purdy p13-14) 8vo 342, 333pp.   [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur les drapeaux français -

      Ve A. Morel et Cie 1874 -, Paris - 1 Fort in-4 Reliure demi-basane fauve marbrée. Dos à nerfs finement orné avec pièce de titre de chagrin brique. Intérieur avec piqûres éparses. Illustré d'un frontispice en couleurs "La France aux couleurs du Roi", de 41 belles planches en chromolithographie, protégées de serpentes, d' une planche en noir et de 56 figures dans le texte. Non rogné. Bel exemplaire Complet de toutes ses planches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memorie storiche del casato Rusca o Rusconi. [-Appendice alle memorie storiche. documenti postille e tavole illustrative].

      Tipografia Sigonio,, Bologna 1874 - 2 volumi in 1 in-folio (cm. 39,7), legatura coeva in m. pelle con nervi, titolo in oro e filetti a secco al dorso (lievi usure), risguardi marmorizzati, conservata la doppia brossura a stampa editoriale con invio autografo alla duchessa Serbelloni Sfondrati; 1 splendido frontespizio inciso con armi della famiglia nobile in cromolitografia, 23 tavole storico-genealogiche a doppia pagina (inclusa quella di aggiunte e correzioni), pp. [2] coll. 98, in fine altre 22 affascinanti tavole illustrative numerate (tra cui: Rocca del Baradello, Castello di Carnasino, Castello della Torre Rotonda, Torrazza dei Rusconi, Castel di Civello, Castello di Bellinzona, antico borgo di Lugano, Rocca di Locarno, panorama della città di Como, etc. disegnate da L. Folli). Edizione originale. Superbo esemplare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cuisine artistique. Etudes de l'ecole moderne. 2 volumes.

      Paris, Dentu, 1872-, 1874. - circa 30 x 23 cm. VIII, 221; title, 223-444 pp., 1 f., with 105 + 28 plates Contemporary half-calf with gilded spine and marbled boards "Vicaire, 290; Oberlé 245 (has only the later edition from 1882): "le plus beau livre de cuisine d'Urbain Dubois". Rare first edition of this splendidly illustrated work, here the title verso signed by the author. Complete with the 105 plates that show kitchens, decorated dining rooms and beautifully arranged plates. Added are 28 plates for the decoration of cold dishes and desserts. Urbain Dubois (1818-1901) was a famous French chef who started his career in the kitchen of the Rothschild family and later worked for three eminent Parisian establishments: the Café Tortoni, the Café Anglais and Le Rocher de Cancale. Before serving Wilhelm I. of Prussia he worked for some time in Russia as chef in the house of prince Orlov and is renowned for introducing the Russian style of display in Western Europe. " "- Minor browning, few plates with marginal stains but mostly crisp. Bindings carefully and unobtrusivly restaured, spines rebacked using the original calf. The two contemporary spines slightly different but very similar. Altogether complete and very nice. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Book of Chess Problems by Theo M Brown

      O A Brownson, Dubuque 1874 - 102 pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/4" x 5") unbound pages 15 through 18 were not published. (Betts: 33-12) First edition. Theo Brown was born at Hammondsport, New York. At twelve he learned the game from his father. His first problem was published in 1855, and was a 5 mover in Frank Leslie's Illustrated News and since then had become an accomplished composer. In 1859 he the Clipper Prob Tourney winning three of the the five prizes. From 1858-59 he edited the Chess Department of the Missouri Democrat of St Louis. Although he participated in tournament competition, his love was composing and most of his time and effort was directed in that aspect of chess. Condition: Lacks original wrappers, title and back page soiled, corners bumped else a good to very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        U S Geological and Geographical Survey--Set of 16 Photographs

      c. 1874. Photographs. A set of 16 albumen photographs taken by William Henry Jackson during the U. S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories under F. V. Hayden between 1870 and 1878, in very good condition. In 1870 Professor Ferdinand V. Hayden invited Jackson to join the expedition. For the next 8 years, Jackson took thousands of photographs and many stereograph images of the West, particularly in Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado (University of Chicago Library). The images included in this set are of archaeological sites within the four corners area, with the site, surrounding scenery and usually with a man in each photo for scale. Photographs included are: 157, Ancient Ruins in the Canon of the Mancos; 158, Ancient Ruins of the Canon of the Mancos; 161, Ancient Ruined City at Aztec Springs. The Outer Wall; 163, Ancient Ruins at the Head of the McElmo; 166, Cave Dwellings near the Fortified Rock on the McElmo; 168, Ruined Fortress Near the McElmo; 169, Ruined Fortress on the Hovvenweep; 170, Ruined Fortress on the Hovvenweep; 171, Ruined Town and Fortress on the Hovvenweep. Utah; 172, Ruined Fortress on the Hovvenweep. Utah; 282, Cave Town on the Rio de Chelley; 286, Cave Town on the Rio de Chelley; 288, Ruins in Montezuma Canon; 289, Ruins in Montezuma Canon; 291, Cave Ruins in Canon Near Sierra Abajo; and 292, Cliff House in Canon Near the Sierra Abajo. Utah. All photographs measure 7 ¼" x 4 ¼" and are in good to very good condition. Most have light yellowing of photograph and light wear to edges, some have light soiling and light silvering, and two have tears affecting content. The images taken by W. H. Jackson called attention to the west, depicting the beauty and history found there. These photographs are no exception. .

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        Faust von Goethe. Erste Theil.

      Munich and Berlin: Friedrich Bruckmann's Verlag, n.d. [1874].. ILLUSTRATED EDITION, elaborately bound. Large folio, pp.[4], 141 [5]. With more than 60 in-text steel engravings and 13 full page lithographic plates. In contemporary, very elaborately decorated brown morocco boards, with heavily embossed designs, partly decorated in gilt to upper board, along with six metal portrait medals and large heavy metal reinforcements to all corners. Recently re-backed in brown morocco with raised bands and gilt titles. All edges gilt and decorative green endpapers. Spotting to prelims; lightly around plates. Some light outer wear. An extremely heavy book, even considering its size, and liable to damage other books or furniture around it if not handled carefully. Very good overall.

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        Traité complet de fabrication et raffinage du sucre de betteraves

      Paris, Librairie Savy, 1874, in-8, 2 vol, VIII-656 + [2]-522 pp, demi-chagrin brun de l'époque, Deuxième édition française traduite sur la quatrième allemande et considérablement augmentée par E. Mérijot et J.Gay-Lussac. Nombreuses figures sur bois dans le texte Tampon annulé de la bibliothèque de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Dos un peu frottés.

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        Théorie des fonctions de variables imaginaires

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1874-1876, , 3 volumes (4), 271pp. , 292pp.catalogue gauthier villars,8 f non ch.28 pp extrait,(8), 344pp, broché, Première édition. Tome I : Nouvelle géométrie analytique. - Tome II : Applications de la méthode à la théorie générale des fonctions. - Tome III : Histoire de cet ouvrage ; le tome III est en fait une sorte d'autobiographie scientifique de l'auteur, le mathématicien et polytechnicien Maximilien Marie de Ficquelmont (1819-1891). Envoi de l'auteur sur les tomes I et II à M. Rolland , membre de l'institut, directeur général des manufactures de l'état. Manque de papier en haut du tome II, dos du tome III fendu.

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        Dictionnaire raisonné du mobilier français de l'époque carlovingienne à la Renaissance.

      Paris, Librairie Centrale d'Architecture, Ancienne Maison Morel (tomes 1 et 6), s.d. ; Vve A. Morel et Cie (tomes 2 à 5), 1873-1874, demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés. - 6 volumes in-8 ; Orné de 118 planches h.t., dont 44 en couleurs.Meubles ; ustensiles ; orfèvrerie ; instruments de musique ; jeux, passe-temps ; outils, outillages ; vêtements, bijoux de corps, objets de toilette ; armes de guerre offensives et défensives.

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        "SMIDT; ASSEN --- Album amicorum in de vorm van een oblong doosje met losse blaadjes, van Albertina Annetta Smidt, geboren 26-4-18.., met 37 inschrijvingen tussen 1833-1874, veel te Assen (o.a. 11 tekeningen en 2 blaadjes met prikkunst).".

      "Familieleden: tante v. Weelden-Degerman; neef J. v.d. Scheer, neef Ev. Evers en (in 1874) zoon Jacobus. Voorts van Goedhart, Piccardt (te Oude Pekela, 2x), Bruins, Gratama, v. Son, Tetrode, Kymmell, Schukking, Collard, Meyboom, v. Kooten, Homan, Masch, Kniphorst, Haitzema Vietor, Terpstra, Onnen, v. Tienen, Ackerlin, v.d. Kloot, v. Kinschot, Brugsma, Oortwijn. M9503".

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        Swiss Alps. Lake and Mountain Scenery

      24 Originalphotographien auf Tafeln von G. Closs and O. Froehlicher und 48 Textholzstiche. 148 Seiten. Fred. Bruckmann Verlag. Munich and Berlin. 1874. Goldgeprägter Halbleder Prachtband mit Goldschnitt. Kanten und Bünde etwas bestoßen. Innen gut mit wenigen Stockflecken (deutlich weniger als üblich). Großformat 38x29 cm. - Bücher: Städte-Länder-Völker

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        Vom Amazonas und Madeira. Skizzen und Beschreibungen aus dem Tagebuch einer Expeditionsreise

      Stuttgart Kröner, 1874. XVI, 150 S. Mit zahlreichen nach den eigenen Skizzen vom Verfasser auf Holz gezeichneten und in der xylographischen Anstalt von A. Cloß ausgeführten Iillustrationen gr.-4° Hldr. d. Zt. goldgpr. R-Titel und Verzierung und Kleisterpapierbezug (Kapitale berieben) Borba de Moares 433; Henze III, 16,- Erste und einzige Ausgabe des prächtigen Bandes von Keller-Leuzinger (1835-1890), eines deutschen Ingenieurs der in Brasilien im Auftrage der dortigen Regierung 17 Jahre Vermessungsarbeiten aus. Mit sehr zahlreichen, eindrucksvollen Illustrationen gutes und nur auf den Vorsätzen etw gebr. Exemplar Versand D: 2,00 EUR Brasilien Amazonas

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        Unsere Körperform und das physiologische Problem ihrer Entstehung. Briefe an einen befreundeten Naturforscher.

      Leipzig, F.C.W.Vogel, 1874, 8, VIII, 224 pp., 140 Holzschnitte meist nach Zeichnungen von Wilhelm His, Halbledereinband der Zeit Titelblatt etwas gebräunt, sonst feines Exemplar. "DEVELOPMENTAL MECHANICS" First Edition! "Wilhelm His presented his idea on the development of the vertebrate embryo in a book dedicated to his Leipzig colleague Carl Ludwig: Unsere Körperform und das physiologische Problem ihrer Entstehung. Briefe an einen befreundeten Naturforscher. The letters referred to in the subtitle were addressed to His's nephew Johann Miescher, the discoverer of nucleic acid. This publication faithfully characterizes the situation then existing in ontogenetic research and theory building. It was this period of controversy over the interpretation of developmental processes, a controversy between the new mechanistic-physiological approach and the phyologenetic point of view. The debate over the so-called "biogenetic law" was especially intense. His work on embryology displayed many new methodological conceptions..." H.Querner "In this work Wilhelm His, Snr. (1831-1904) compared the various layers and organs of the embryo to a series of elastic tubes and plates. He thought that the local inequalities of growth and the differences in the consistency of the tissues might account for the various organs and structures. This work led to the idea of "developmental mechanics". Wilhelm His, Snr. (1831-1904) of Basel, Switzerland, a pupil of Johannes Müller, Remak, Virchow and Kölliker, professor of anatomy in Basel (1857) and Leipzig (1872). His name will always be associated with the science of histogenesis, the introduction of the microtome, the Basele Nomina Anatomica, and that he was the first to study the human embryo as a whole. see - H.B.Adelmann, Marcello Malpighi and the evolution of Embryology Hirsch/H. III, 240 DSB VI, H.Querner, pp.434-436Garrison & Morton No.494 Waller 4207

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        Slave Trade. No. 6 (1874). Engagement of the Jemadar of Shuhr for the abolition of the Slave Trade in his dominions. Signed at Shuhr, November 17, 1873. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. 1874. [C.-985].

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1874. - Folio. (2), 1, (1) pp. Bifolium. Full text of the agreement between the British and Sultan Abdullah bin Omer Al Quaiti, Jemedar of Shuhr (Ash-Shihr) in the Qu'aiti State in Hadhramaut (Yemen) "to abolish and prohibit the import and export of slaves to or from the port of Shuhr". - Disbound from a volume of parliamentary papers but otherwise as issued, foxed.

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      Kansas City, Mo.: Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, 1874. [6],427pp. plus frontispiece portrait, numerous in-text illustrations and an engraved plate between pp.416 & 417, with [28]pp. of advertisements (including pastedowns). Original publisher's cloth, spine gilt, boards blind stamped. Spine and part of front board faded, boards slightly rubbed, light edge wear, small chips to spine extremities. Light to moderate foxing throughout. Good plus. One of the "big four" cattle books. "One of the first and most important books on the cattle trade" - Adams. "...One of the most important sources on ranching in Texas, Colorado and Kansas, and on the Texas cattle drives" - Streeter. This work is the first general account of the cattle trade, covering the period from the beginning of the post- Civil War opening of the trade up to 1873. McCoy opened the market for Texas cattle, acted as promoter of Abilene, Kansas, and is noted on the titlepage as "the pioneer western cattle shipper." Reprinted many times, McCoy's work is present here in the first edition, binding state "A," with the blindstamped image of a longhorn to each cover, containing the full complement of advertisements not found in all copies (plus an additional two pages of advertisements used as pastedowns), and with the engraved plate titled, "Herd upon the grazing grounds near Great Bend, Kansas" after p.416, often lacking. A handsome and complete copy of "one of the pillars of any range library" - SIX SCORE. ADAMS HERD 1385 ("Rare"). GRAFF 2594. DOBIE, p.111. HOWES M72, "b." RADER 2286. MERRILL ARISTOCRAT. STREETER SALE 2366. SIX SCORE 76. JONES 1571. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 187.

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        Campaigning on the Oxus, and the Fall of Khiva

      London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Low and Searle., 1874 First edition. Octavo. x, 438pp. Title vignette. Engraved frontis., 30 further engraved illustrations. Folding coloured map. Contemporary half red morocco, marbled boards. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt decoration and lettering. All edges marbled. Endpapers renewed, and tightened. Some shelf wear and fading of gilding to spine. Many of the illustrations are from designs by Verestchagin. A nice crisp bright copy.

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        Original cabinet portrait.

      [London, Elliott & Fry, 1874]. - 90:59 mm. A fine portrait from the studio of Elliott & Fry, London.

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        The Behm Murderers: Trial and Conviction of Rosentine and Moody, for the murder of Abraham Behm; With an Account of All the Executions that Have Taken Place in Dauphin County

      Harrisburg, PA 1874 - Tan wraps, 56 text pp., plus many ad pages. On the cover: "The Behm Murderers. Trial, Conviction, Confessions and Execution of Rosentine and Moody. Executed at Harrisburg, July 9, 1874, with a full account of All the Executions in Dauphin County since 1797." It's almost difficult to believe that the central Pennsylvanians of the late 19th-century actually paid 25 cents for copies of this booklet, but evidently they did. No National Enquirer existed for them at the time. The main feature here are the details surrounding the murder of cabinet-maker Abraham Behm of Londonderry township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on November 14, 1873. The murderers were African American men, Lewis Rosentine and John Moody. We can read of the murder, the trial, the sentence, both suspects' confessions, and the execution. No vital piece of information is left untold. Details are also provided for the previous executions of Charles M'Manus and John Hauer (1798); James M'Gowen and James Jamison (1806); James Loudon (1818); Benjamin Stewart (1824); Courtland Charles Johnson (1854), Simon Green (1856), and Henry Hulzinger (1859). The text is accompanied by more than a dozen full-page ads for businesses in the area around the capital city of Harrisburg. Could be of interest to historians and genealogists alike. Please note that this is a copy of the original publication, and not a paperback reprint, e-book, or print-on-demand title. As such, it is rare. G- (Well-worn cover edges; top cover has torn off and is present; spine material is missing; pages are generally clean; a possible re-binding candidate.) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Les champignons comestibles et les espèces vénéneuses avec lesquelles ils pourraient être confondus. 2e édition.

      - Paris, Sandoz & Fischbacher; Neuchâtel, J. Sandoz, 1874. Square 4to (23.6 x 20.7 cm). 108 [53; 9, 46] pp., 40 chromolithographed plates. Contemporary quarter cloth with mounted lithographed pictorial title.l A complete copy of a well-illustrated work on edible and similar poisonous mushrooms by Jules Favre-Guillarmod (1822-1904), published, apparently, in two parts combined here, and with two indexes on one leaf. This is the second edition with additional notes to the introduction, and a few rearrangements of the figures, resulting in one less plate than in the 1869 edition. The pagination of the second part is a bit peculiar and we find text page 11 being the last, referring to a species present on a plate together with another species described on page 43. The index does not list page 11 but suggests that the description is on page 43. Also, p. 37 follows p. 31 because the text of both pages refers to the same plate. Nevertheless, this copy is complete. The engraving of mushrooms on the front board is by Marie Favre (1824-1872), whereas the author drew the plates. Spine and boards a bit rubbed, some light, mostly marginal spotting and offsetting to the text (plates clean), but mostly clean. In all, a very good copy. Volbracht, 586. Neither in Nissen BBI, nor in Stafleu & Cowan, nor in Pritzel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Advis fidelle aux veritables Hollandois. Touchant ce qui s'est passé dans les villages de Bodegrave & Swammerdam, & les cruautés inoüies, que les François y ont exercées. Avec un memoire de la derniere marche de l'Armée du Roy de France en Brabant & en Flandre. [Den Haag], [Daniel en Johannes Steucker], 1673.

      4°, (2)+202 pag., 17e eeuws half leer met rijke rugstempeling en de letters C.T. in goud op voorplat. Geillustreerd met 7 (van de 8) geetste platen over twee pagina's (de laatste twee met elk 2 afbeeldingen) door Romeyn de Hooghe. Mist de plaat tussen pag. 50 en 51 (toegevoegd in kopie). C2021."Landwehr 30; Hollstein 90-96; Willems 1874."

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        The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to his Death.

      London: John Murray,, 1874. Continued by a Narrative of his Last Moments and Sufferings, obtained from his Faithful Servants Chuma and Susi. 2 volumes, octavo. Original pink cloth, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, decorative blind frames to boards enclosing gilt vignette of a river-crossing, brown coated endpapers. Wood-engraved frontispiece to each volume, 17 similar plates, 3 leaves of lithographic facsimile (one in colour), illustrations to the text, folding colour map in vol. 1 end-pocket, similar map bound in to rear of vol. 2, both as issued. Contemporary bookseller's ticket (William Potter, Liverpool) to vol. 1 front pastedown; contemporary ownership inscription, "Ad'Arbigny", to front free endpaper versos. Spines sunned, extremities lightly bumped, few trivial marks to sides, vol. 1 front inner hinge superficially and partially cracked, but holding, folding map in end-pocked browned on 2 panels, with a further pale stain and small holes to intersections of a few folds, nevertheless an excellent copy. First edition of this key text in the formation of the Livingstone legend, "fastidiously edited [and] a poignant testimony to soul-searching, suffering, forbearance, and tenacity … There was a peculiar romance about the lone missionary ever pressing into new country, concerned not to convert but to bear Christian witness by preaching the gospel, giving magic-lantern shows, and speaking against slavery. Livingstone became a symbol of what the British—and other Europeans—wished to believe about their motives as they took over tropical Africa in the late nineteenth century: in effect he redeemed the colonial project" (ODNB). Waller was a member of the first Universities' Mission to Central Africa in 1860, and met Livingstone while working as a lay missionary in Nyasaland. An attractive copy.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Franz Gf. Meran"). Graz, 17. XII. 1874.

      1874. 2 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 8vo. An "Euer Wohlgeboren": "Gemäß einer Besprechung mit Gf. H. Wilczek erlaube ich mir heute mittelst Post 32 Aquarelle Ew. Wohlgeboren zu übersenden. Man mag über deren künstlerischen Wert urtheilen wie man will, - als theures Andenken meines unvergeßlichen Vaters, als Wiedergabe von Ereignissen aus jener herrlichen Zeit wo das steirische Gebirge von dem Zuge der Städter noch beinahe gänzlich unberührt in seiner reinen Urwüchsigkeit von Erzherzog Johann durchzogen wurde, als in seiner Art einzige Reproduktion dermalen gänzlich verschwundener Trachten, - haben diese Aquarelle für mich einen unbeschreiblichen Wert. Ich empfehle sie daher Ihren sorgsamen Händen auf das Allerwärmste an [...]". - Auf monogrammiertem Briefpapier. Falt- und Knitterspuren, doch im ganzen von schöner Erhaltung.

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