viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1874

        CINQUE SETTIMANE IN PALLONE. AVVENTURE DI TRE RUSSI E TRE INGLESI NELL'AFRICA AUSTRALE. RACCONTI FANTASTICI: IL DOTTOR OX, MASTRO ZACCARIA, UN DRAMMA IN ARIA

      MILANO: Biblioteca di Educazione e di Ricreazione, 1874. RILEGATO. BUONO. 18 28. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        SPECIAL AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC ENVOY TO JAPAN: EIGHT-PAGE HOLOGRAPHIC LETTER, DATED

      Tokio August 13, 1874, Emperor's Summer Palace. An 8-page letter [two pages folded = 8p.], written on both sides, very good, folded down to be 12.5 x 20 cm., opens to 20 x 25 cm., writing bleed to the opposite pages. A VERY RARE ITEM ! THE LETTER OF AN EARLY AN AMERICAN DIPLOMAT AND "SPECIAL ENVOY" TO JAPAN, 1874 An original hand-written 8 page letter by William Myers WHO WAS HONORABLE WILLIAM MYERS: This is a fascinating, rare and most early primary resource by an American diplomat in Tokyo. The Hon. William Myers was appointed by the then President of America, Ulysses S. Grant [term 1869-1877], under the U.S. Minister to Japan, John A. Bingham who began his term in Tokyo 1873-1885. SUBJECT AND CONTEXT OF THE LETTER: From the context of the letter, its clear, the Hon. William Myers had previously met the members of the first Japanese Embassy to America in 1860. Therefore his appointment as "Special Envoy" to Japan based on his existing relationships with the Japanese Embassy members. The letter reveals Myers' his keen knowledge, insight and personal observations on the oligarchy of the Japanese government. ARRIVAL AT YOKOHAMA 1874: The letter begins with Hon. William Myers arrival in Yokohama, on August 2, 1874. He counted among his personal friends many leaders of the Japanese Imperial government: the Mikado, who was the Meiji Emperor Mutsuhito, Mori Arinori [1847-1889] and Prince Tomomi Iwakura [1825-1883]. A lovely description of his warm reception and stay, the letter was addressed to "My Dear Friend, someone who had intimate knowledge and relationships with the people cited in the letter. Likely a colleague who had also met the Japanese Embassy in Washington D.C. The letter continues with: "...We came at once to this city [Tokyo] after landing at Yokohama...and before official notification we were placed in the Emperor's summer Palace where we are now [By Mori Arinori]...Every day we are shown some curious relics in the shape of ancient temples, tombs, dancing women, bathing houses &c. &c. " NOTE: The mixed bathing of Japanese is legendary and has continued for centuries without the slightest though of sin, immorality nor the impropriety exposure of the nude body. The western world with its 'warped' attitudes towards the exposure of nude bodies, equated with sin, shame and immorality was entirely "foreign" to the Japanese. Therefore when a high Japanese Official [Prince Iwakura] guided Myers and companions to a "typical Japanese Sento [bath house] where both sexes engaged in washing their bodies, then immersing themselves in 40 c temperature scalding water was a kind of "culture shock." The First graphic examples to Americans of such "Sento" [nude bathing houses] appeared in the 1854 Commodore Perry EXPEDITION TO JAPAN. Congress immediately censured the "Nude Bathing" plate from subsequent editions of the book, expunging such "shameful and sinful display of the immoral Japanese" was not tolerated. The Japanese have enjoyed "Sento" culture, the daily bathing and relaxing ritual from Emperor to the lowest of the coolies from time immoral. This culture continues today in modern Japan, a breath of sanity in a compressed and very rushed Japanese modern world. It is not only about getting "clean" its also about clearing one's head, and relaxing in water nearly hot enough to boil an egg! No wonder it continues as an important and daily ritual today. THE LETTER CONTINUES ABOUT NUDE BATHING... "We were shocked to see nakedness of both sexes washing their dusky hides regardless of creation's handy tools. I blushed of course I'd stood it and wanted to join the natives...We are expected to eat Jap [sic] lunch at Mori's [Arinori] this P.M. raw fish, chop sticks, etc. We are strong on chop sticks... Afternoon of the same day the [Meiji] Emperor gave us a grand and elegant dinner in the Summer house in his private grounds...His Prime Minister [Prince] Iwakura [Tomomi] and others were present... Yesterday Iwakura gave me a splendid lunch at his private house...upon an elegant table, handsome framed were placed Gen. Grants, yours & my photographs beautifully framed and embossed in some Jap [sic] flowers...his house is perfect & grounds landscaped, containing miniature lakes, grottos &c &c. He is evidently the polished brain power in Japan... Tomorrow at 3 P.M. the Mike-ado will pay us a visit to see... Iwakura inquired specially about you, his old hotel chummy...Mori, Iwakura & Mike [Mikado = the Emperor] send their love...[signed] W. Myers." A stunning and impressive letter. It is amazing that an American in the 1870's, could be on such intimate terms with Japan's highest elite, representatives of the government. The casual way in which Myer refers to the sitting "God," the Emperor of all Japan as "Mike-ado" lacking all manner of respect is typical of jaunty and American elite diplomatic corps ! It is also important to notice that Myers was already most likely expert in the use of chopsticks, likely he was taught how to use them by the Japanese Embassy Members some 15 years earlier, all part of his absorption of Japanese culture and manners. From the context, obviously, the letter was addressed to an intimate and fellow colleague, another American diplomat, who had met with and befriended the members of the first Japanese Embassy to America. REFERENCES: Meiji Emperor Mutsuhito [1852-1867] presided over a time of rapid change in the Empire, as the nation quickly changed from a feudal state to a capitalist and imperial world power, characterized by Japan's industrial revolution. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Meiji MEMBERS OF THE JAPANESE OLIGARCHY: Viscount MORI Arinori was a Meiji period Japanese statesman, diplomat, and founder of Japan's modern educational system. In 1865, he was sent as a student to University College London in Great Britain, where he studied western techniques in mathematics, physics, and naval surveying. He returned to Japan just after the start of the Meiji Restoration and took on a number of governmental positions within the new Meiji government. He was the first Japanese ambassador to the United States, from 1871-1873. During his stay in the United States, he became very interested in western methods of education and western social institutions. On his return to Japan, he organized the Meirokusha, Japan's first modern intellectual society. In 1875, he established the Shoho Koshujo (Japan's first commercial college), the predecessor of Hitotsubashi University. Thereafter, he successively served as ambassador to Qing Dynasty China, Senior Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, ambassador to Great Britain, member of Sanjiin (legislative advisory council) and Education Ministry official. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mori_Arinori Prince IWAKURA Tomomi was a Japanese statesman during the Bakumatsu and Meiji period. After the establishment of the Meiji government, Iwakura played an important role due to the influence and trust he had with Emperor Meiji. He was largely responsible for the promulgation of the Five Charter Oath of 1868, and the subject abolition of the Han system. Soon after his appointment as Minister of the Right in 1871, he led the two-year around-the-world journey known as the Iwakura mission, visiting the United States and several countries in Europe with the purpose of renegotiating the unequal treaties and gathering information to help effect the modernization of Japan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iwakura_Tomomi .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        WINSTON CHURCHILL - Lettre autographe signée

      - Winston Spencer CHURCHILL (1874 – 1965), homme d’état britannique Lettre autographe signée. (Fin novembre début décembre). 1 page in-12° oblongue, texte en anglais. Mots de remerciement suite à la célébration de son anniversaire : « Thank you for your kind message on my Birthday Winston Churchill » [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Manuscripta]
 3.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        EL LIBRO DE LOS ESPÍRITUS; EL LIBRO DE LOS MEDIUMS; EL EVANGELIO SEGÚN EL ESPIRITISMO

      Barcelona 1874. Sociedad Espiritista Anónima Barcelonesa. Edición económica. Tres obras en un volumen. 452 pp. 24x17. Cartoné lomo piel. Cubiertas rozadas. Manchas óxido no afecta texto. Doble columna. Cinta punto de lectura.

      [Bookseller: Librería Vobiscum]
 4.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1874 - 1874 Original Front Wrapper Incredibly Rare

      1874. On offer here is an 1874 Wisden that has it's original front wrapper together with a facsimile spine and rear wrapper. After the 1875 and 1864 and perhaps the 1869, 1874 is the rarest of all Wisden and I think only one has been offered for sale on Wisden Auction before. This copy retains it's original front wrapper but as will be seen from the photograph it has areas of darkening and discolouration and the bottom right hand corner has been restored. The first few pages also have areas of discolouration but in my view these do not detract from the book itself. The discolouration lessens so that by the time you reach page 11 there is no trace. The remaining contents are complete, original and in very nice condition. The last page has the remains of a sellotape mark to it. The spine and facsimile rear cover have been very sympathetically done and are in fine condition. Overall this is a very presentable copy of a very rare book. If a prospective purchaser would prefer I could have the book rebound by Scriveners Bookbinders in Buxton, Derbyshire who do a fabulous job of rebinding Wisden in a variety leather and cloth bindings. Don't hesitate to ask for details.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
 5.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        SOMOKU ROKUBU KOSHU HO: METHODS OF CULTIVATING PLANTS.

      [Tokyo 1874], Izumiya. Yellow stitched wrs., 20 volume set, bound in 16 parts, contents very clean, solid, 490 double- folded leaves, 25 color, 9 b. w. woodcut illustrations, 15 x 22.5 cm., complete, nice set. FIRST EDITION The author, Saito Nobuhiro Genkai [1769-1850], was a Japanese horticulturist and botanist in the Edo period. This excellent title was directed at farmers and others who grow vegetables, root crops legumes and fruit trees. . Enhanced with stunningly nice color woodcut illustrations of example vegetables. Beautifully woodblock-printed in full color. *** COLLATION OF THE 20 VOLUME SET: Volume #: double leaves number of illustrations: ---------------------------------------------------- 1. 29 double folded leaves 2. 22 " " " , 4 color pages 3. 45 " " " , 17 color, 1 b.w. pages 4. 31 " " " , 4 color, 1 b.w. pages 5. 24 " " " 6. 20 " " " 7. 22 " " " 8. 30 " " " 9. 27 " " " 10.24 " " " 11.16 " " " 12.22 " " " , 4 b.w. pages 13.27 " " " , 2 b.w. pages, blue title page 14.22 " " " , 3 b.w. pages 15.17 " " " 16.19 " " " 17.17 " " " 18.18 " " " 19.36 " " " 20.22 " " " *** BINDING: The 20 volumes are uniformly bound in 16 parts: bound together are: volumes 5-6; 9-10; 11-12;15-16; blue title page in vols. 1 & 13. Each volume is bound in bind-stamped Swastika patterned yellow stiff wrappers. *** CONDIDTION: The set is bound in yellow blind-stamped covers in the traditional Buddhist or "Swastika" pattern. . Volumes 1,2 front covers are "dusty;" Vol. 20 lacks cover title slip. Else front/back covers minor discoloration here and there, else by and large very clean, all solidly stitched bound, complete. The contents are exceptionally bright, clean, free from any worming, printed on clean Washi paper. *** REFERENCES: KERLEN, H.: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS: page 696, #1656, lists the 1876 edition. * KSM:[Nogyo] 5-291-1 *** Not Found In: BARTLETT, Harley H. et al. JAPANESE BOTANY DURING THE PERIOD OF WOOD-BLOCK PRINTING. * EDGREN, J.S.: CATALOGUE OF THE NORDENSKIOLD COLLECTION OF JAPANESE BOOKS IN THE ROYAL LIBRARY. * MERRILL, Elmer D. et al.: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EASTERN ASIATIC BOTANY. *** .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A History of North American Birds: Land Birds, in 3 volumes, complete

      Boston: Little Brown, 1874. First edition.. Mild water marks to the outer margins of some text pages of volumes 1 and 2 that never touch the text, small marginal water mark to the bottom outer corner of the first 45 pages of volume 3 again not touching the text, the fine hand-colored plates in all three volumes are bright and clean with no water marks or any foxing or browning; overall an attractively bound copy in near fine condition.. Pp. xxviii, 596; pp. iv; 590; pp. iv; pp. 560, xxviii; with 64 fine hand-colored wood-engraved plates, 593 text-figures (all woodcuts), half-titles present on all 3 volumes. Volumes 1 and 2 are finely bound in full morocco leather, spine with five raised bands lettered in gilt in two compartments and with elaborate gilt decorations in the other four compartments, front and rear covers with complex border designs in gilt, both covers with beveled edges, French marbled endpapers bordered on the inside front covers with gilt floral designs, all page edges in gilt; volume 3 is bound in full red cloth, spine with a blue cloth label lettered in gilt and set off by gilt panel lines, 4to. "This work contains a description of the birds of North America north of Mexico, including Greenland and Alaska. The main stress is laid on an account of the life history of the species, to which is added information about the geographical distribution of the birds and a brief description of the eggs and the individual species. Baird and Ridgway supplied the descriptive parts of the work, while Dr. Brewer dealt with the habits of the birds" (Anker, no. 22). Volumes 1 and 2 are from the private library of Simeon J. Drake with his name stamped in gold at the bottom of the volume's front cover, volume 3 is from the private library of M. R. Hyatt, M. D. with his name stamped in gold at the bottom of the volume's front cover, there is also a small unintelligible blind stamp of a former owner on the title page. No other ownership marks and few signs of use.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        SPECIAL AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC ENVOY TO JAPAN: EIGHT-PAGE HOLOGRAPHIC LETTER, DATED

      - Tokio August 13, 1874, Emperor's Summer Palace. An 8-page letter [two pages folded = 8p.], written on both sides, very good, folded down to be 12.5 x 20 cm., opens to 20 x 25 cm., writing bleed to the opposite pages. A VERY RARE ITEM ! . THE LETTER OF AN EARLY AN AMERICAN DIPLOMAT AND . . "SPECIAL ENVOY" TO JAPAN, 1874 . . . An original hand-written 8 page letter by William Myers . WHO WAS HONORABLE WILLIAM MYERS: . This is a fascinating, rare and most early primary resource by an American diplomat in Tokyo. The Hon. William Myers was appointed by the then President of America, Ulysses S. Grant [term 1869-1877], under the U.S. Minister to Japan, John A. Bingham who began his term in Tokyo 1873-1885. . *** SUBJECT AND CONTEXT OF THE LETTER: . From the context of the letter, its clear, the Hon. William Myers had previously met the members of the first Japanese Embassy to America in 1860. Therefore his appointment as "Special Envoy" to Japan based on his existing relationships with the Japanese Embassy members. . The letter reveals Myers' his keen knowledge, insight and personal observations on the oligarchy of the Japanese government. . ARRIVAL AT YOKOHAMA 1874: . The letter begins with Hon. William Myers arrival in Yokohama, on August 2, 1874. . He counted among his personal friends many leaders of the Japanese Imperial government: the Mikado, who was the Meiji Emperor Mutsuhito, Mori Arinori [1847-1889] and Prince Tomomi Iwakura [1825-1883]. . A lovely description of his warm reception and stay, the letter was addressed to "My Dear Friend, someone who had intimate knowledge and relationships with the people cited in the letter. Likely a colleague who had also met the Japanese Embassy in Washington D.C. . The letter continues with: ".We came at once to this city [Tokyo] after landing at Yokohama.and before official notification we were placed in the Emperor's summer Palace where we are now [By Mori Arinori].Every day we are shown some curious relics in the shape of ancient temples, tombs, dancing women, bathing houses &c. &c. " . NOTE: The mixed bathing of Japanese is legendary and has continued for centuries without the slightest though of sin, immorality nor the impropriety exposure of the nude body. The western world with its 'warped' attitudes towards the exposure of nude bodies, equated with sin, shame and immorality was entirely "foreign" to the Japanese. Therefore when a high Japanese Official [Prince Iwakura] guided Myers and companions to a "typical Japanese Sento [bath house] where both sexes engaged in washing their bodies, then immersing themselves in 40 c temperature scalding water was a kind of "culture shock." The First graphic examples to Americans of such "Sento" [nude bathing houses] appeared in the 1854 Commodore Perry EXPEDITION TO JAPAN. Congress immediately censured the "Nude Bathing" plate from subsequent editions of the book, expunging such "shameful and sinful display of the immoral Japanese" was not tolerated. . The Japanese have enjoyed "Sento" culture, the daily bathing and relaxing ritual from Emperor to the lowest of the coolies from time immoral. This culture continues today in modern Japan, a breath of sanity in a compressed and very rushed Japanese modern world. It is not only about getting "clean" its also about clearing one's head, and relaxing in water nearly hot enough to boil an egg! No wonder it continues as an important and daily ritual today. . THE LETTER CONTINUES ABOUT NUDE BATHING. . "We were shocked to see nakedness of both sexes washing their dusky hides regardless of creation's handy tools. I blushed of course I’d stood it and wanted to join the natives.We are expected to eat Jap [sic] lunch at Mori's [Arinori] this P.M. raw fish, chop sticks, etc. We are strong on chop sticks. . Afternoon of the same day the [Meiji] Emperor gave us a grand and elegant dinner in the Summer house in his private grounds.His Prime Minister [Prince] Iwakura [Tomomi] and others were present. . Yesterday

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
 8.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Les murailles d'Alsace-Lorraine - Metz, Sarreguemines, Strasbourg, Haguenau, Saverne, Nancy, etc.

      1874 - Paris, L. Le Chevalier, Edit., 1874; in4, 267pp, reliure demi-chagrin rouge de l'époque, dos à nerfs, titre et année de publication frappés or au dos. Les Murailles d'Alsace-Lorraine sont le résumé du drame terrifiant qui eu lieu en 1870, car elles contiennent les affiches relatives à la déclaration de guerre, celles se rapportant aux sièges de Metz et Strasbourg, celles enfin qui ont trait à la libération. Oui la publication de cet ouvrage est sans contredit, l'oeuvre historique la plus indiscutable, et en même temps la plus tristement éloquente de la guerre qui nous a coûté tant d'argent, tant de sang et deux de nos plus belles provinces. D'un intérêt considérable. Rarissime. En excellent état de fraîcheur, jolie reliure.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Moresi]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
 10.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: MedicusBooks.Com]
 12.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Rare and Antique Books]
 14.   Check availability:     PBFA     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
 15.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
 17.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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. .

      [Bookseller: Rarities etc.]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 21.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: MedicusBooks.Com]
 22.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: MedicusBooks.Com]
 23.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: John Capes]
 24.   Check availability:     PBFA     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 27.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Rare And Antique Books PBFA]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
 30.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
 31.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc. ABAA,IOBA,TxBA]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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. .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 34.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
 35.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
 36.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE PHILIPPE SERIGNAN]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        "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".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
 38.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Murr Bamberg]
 39.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
 40.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: MedicusBooks.Com]
 41.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 42.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.