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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]

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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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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        HISTORIC SKETCHES OF THE CATTLE TRADE OF THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST

      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.

      [Bookseller: Paul Haynes Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Original cabinet portrait.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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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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        Mémoire de Velazquez sur quarante et un tableaux envoyés par Philippe IV a l' Escurial. Réimpression de l' exemplaire unique (1658) avec introduction, traduction et notes par le Baron Ch. Davillier et un portrait de Velazquez gravé a l' eau - forte par Fortuny

      Chez Auguste Aubry (Imprimerie Jouaust), 1874. In-8° (253x170mm), pp. 64, brossura editoriale. All'antiporta, un'acquaforte originale di Mariano Fortuny da un autoritratto di Velazquez. Minimali restauri al dorso. Ottima copia intonsa. Seconda edizione assoluta, "tiré à petit nombre" (pare che sia stata tirata a sole 80 copie), nonché prima edizione effettivamente posta in commercio, essendo superstite un'unica copia al mondo dell'edizione originale del 1651 (esemplare su Hollande). Il libretto, fra i testi fondanti della critica d'arte moderna, è un commentario del sommo pittore spagnolo a 41 quadri (di artisti come Raffaello, Tiziano, Correggio, ecc.)inviati all'Escurial da Filippo IV di Spagna. Testo originale spagnolo e traduzione francese a fronte. Introduzione, traduzione e note di Charles Davillier. Vicaire, VII, 986. Plurilingue

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        The Heart of Africa. 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.

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1874 - 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. Extremities rubbed, light fraying to feet of spines and to lower outer corners of boards, contents toned. A very good copy. 2 maps (1 folding), wood-engraved frontispiece to each volume, 23 similar plates, one tinted lithographic plate, wood-engravings to the text. 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). Czech pp. 248-9; Howgego IV S14. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Around the World in Eighty Days.

      James R. Osgood and Company., Boston 1874 - 54 engraved plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 315 pages; The 2nd edition of the definitive illustrated edition issued by Osgood. In original blue cloth boards with bevelled edges, and elaborate gilt & black illustrated title designs to cover and spine. Contents complete with 54 engraved illustrations. A worn and tatty copy with cloth rubbed through and board material showing through at corners; shallow chipping to cloth at tail and less so at crown of spine. Light to moderate soiling to boards with some fading to gilt designs at spine. Binding shaken with several signatures sprung and starting. Mild foxing scattered in text with some occasional finger soiling and spotting. Some light shallow damp staining in the margins of the first and last 10 or so leaves. Endpages splitting in the hinges; frontis tissue guard heavily foxed. Prior ownership gift inscription to blank front endpage. Complete copy with plates in generally clean condition - but overall worn and tatty. A restoration or filler copy. Good only [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        The Life and Habits of Wild Animals.

      London: Alexander Macmillan & Co.,, 1874. Engraved by J. W. & Edward Whymper. With Descriptive Letter-Press by Daniel Giraud Elliot. Folio (468 x 346 mm). Original crushed red morocco over bevelled boards, spine lettered in gilt, decorative frames to covers blocked in blind and gilt, turn-ins and edges gilt, marbled endpapers, blue silk page marker. With 20 engraved plates. Faint pencil gift inscription to head of title page. Slight wear to extremities, spine lightly toned, a couple of abrasions and small marks to covers, shallow indentation to rear cover, light foxing to prelims and endmatter; a very good, bright copy. First edition, large paper issue. Wolf's "pictures are often noted for the astonishing realism of feet, fur, and feather texture, and for their backgrounds, which often include small but perfectly painted subsidiary creatures bickering or otherwise associating in a lively fashion. In the opinion of Sir Edwin Landseer he was 'without exception, the best all-round animal painter that ever lived' (Schulze-Hagen, 1)" (ODNB). The text was provided by the American zoologist Daniel Giraud Elliot, scientific founder of the American Museum of Natural History in 1869, who commissioned Wolf for a number of illustrated zoological works. The engravings in this work were provided by the wood-engraver and mountaineer Edward Whymper. Contemporary reviews of this collaboration between the three men, all well-regarded in their field, were highly favourable, The Pall Mall Gazette writing that "the fierce, untameable side of brute nature has never received a more robust and vigorous interpretation".

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        Slave Trade. No. 1 (1874). Treaty between Her Majesty and the Sultan of Muscat for the abolition of the slave trade. Signed at Muscat, April 14, 1873. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. 1874. [C.-887].

      London, Harrison and Sons, [1874]. - Folio. (4) pp. Disbound. Contains the full text of the treaty between the United Kingdom (represented by Sir Bartle Frere) and Turki bin Said, Sultan of Muscat and Oman, to suppress the slave trade in his dominions. - Disbound but otherwise as issued, the title-page serving as upper cover.

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

      London: John Murray, 1874 - 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. 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. 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. 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Astronomy for beginners, who live in the southern hemisphere

      Wellington, N.Z. : T.A. Bowden, 1874. Duodecimo, original cloth backed printed card covers, endpapers with advertisements for The Colonial Series of Elementary School Books, early printed ownership label of 'Mr. R. Wilson, Craigielea, Benhar, Otago' to blank facing title page (mild off-setting), pp i-iv, 5-44, illustrated with diagrams; a very good copy. The first edition of a scarce primer in astronomy, designed specifically for antipodean enthusiasts, by one of New Zealand's most significant nineteenth century astronomers, the Venerable Archdeacon Stock. Stock had arrived in New Zealand as a member of the Church Missionary Society in 1853. He took up residence in Wanganui, before being appointed Vicar of St. Peter's in Wellington, where he not only conducted his own private astronomical observations but also acted as the official Astronomical Observer at the Colonial Observatory. A second edition (with two maps) of his Astronomy for beginners was published in Wanganui later in 1874. Only two copies of the first edition are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales).

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        The Dieyerie tribe of Australian Aborigines.

      Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1874. Octavo, 51 pp., early ink owner's name on title and first page (Wm. Tomsett of Queenstown 1874) in a modern binding. First edition, and an important account of the customs of the Dieyerie tribe (now more commonly "Diyari" or "Diery") of the area around Cooper's Creek north of Adelaide. It is based, the author notes, on 'a sojourn of over nine years in the Dieyerie country, and constant intercourse with the tribe, having familiarized me with their language, and their manners and customs'.Samuel Gason joined the South Australian Police force in 1865 at the age of twenty three and was stationed at Lake Hope. He was promoted to Mounted Constable Second class the following year. One of his most difficult tasks while at Lake Hope was negotiating with local Aborigines who were taking sheep from graziers, a conflict he seems to have managed with good sense. His tenure included the heavy flooding of 1870, during which he reported the deaths of 17 Aborigines. In 1871 Gason was transferred to Barrow Creek, where he witnessed the attack on the Telegraph Station.Gason's work was considered a most useful amateur contribution, and was used in the later compendium The Native Tribes of South Australia (Adelaide, 1879). A few spots, paper repairs to final two leaves; very good.

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        A brief statement of facts in connection with an overland expedition from Lake George to Port Phillip in 1824.

      Third edition : with addenda. Yass : J. J. Brown, 1874. Octavo, original flush-cut pebbled cloth (upper board nearly detached), printed paper title label, bookplate inside upper board from Henry White, portrait frontispiece lithographed by Charles Turner of Melbourne, pp. 112, foxing to preliminaries. A good copy. The 1824 expedition overland to Port Phillip is one of the great stories of Australian inland exploration. The two explorers, Hamilton Hume and William Hovell, with a party of convict servants, crossed the Australian Alps and the Murray River to discover fertile pasture lands to the south that had hitherto been overlooked or condemned as wasteland. After several months they ultimately reached Corio Bay on the southern coast. Their discoveries opened up the settlement of the southeastern portion of Australia. The first published account of the journey appeared in 1837 (although there exists in a handful of copies an unpublished proof printing from 1831). Hume and Hovell were credited with the authorship of this publication, but in large part the text was constructed by the editor William Bland, working from the explorers' field journals. In 1855 Hamilton Hume published A brief statement of facts in response to reports that his colleague Hovell was taking credit for their discoveries. Hovell answered these accusations in his own pamphlet of 1874, and in that same year, Hume's Brief statement (offered here), with additional material relating to the dispute between the two men, was published, a short time after Hume's death. Ferguson 10665; Wantrup 113a.

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        Transfusion instantanée du sang. Solution théorique et pratique de la transfusion médiate et de la transfusion immédiate chez les animaux et chez l'homme

      Paris, Adrien Delahaye, 1874, in-8, de (4), 348 et (1) grande planche repliée, demi-chagrin rouge de l'époqe, plats de percaline rouge estampés à froid (petit accident à la coiffe supérieure), Seconde édition, rare, après une première parue en 1864 sous le titre, Procédé nouveau pour pratiquer la transfusion immédiate et instantanée du sang (Paris, Parent). Il s'agissait de la thèse de l'auteur, soutenue le 27 août 1864. Après une longue introduction d'hématologie et sur les techniques anciennes de transfusion sanguine, et plus particulièrement, chez l'homme entre 1818 (les travaux de Blundel) et 1873, Moncoq donne ses propres méthodes et décrit les instruments construits par lui-même pour la transfusion médiate et immédiate : appareil à entonnoir latéral pour transfusion médiate et appareil pour transfusion immédiate chez l'homme. L'auteur agrémente cette partie promotionnelle de nombreuses expériences. La planche finale montre, sous forme d'un grand tableau, l'évolution de l'appareil Moncoq entre 1862 et 1863 et se compose de 5 grandes gravures. Bon exemplaire, enrichi, après le faux-titre, d'un photographie originale de l'auteur contrecollé sur une feuille interfolié. Cachet annulé de l'Institut Catholique de Paris (don du Docteur Liouville).

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        A Syllabic Dictionary of the Chinese Language; arranged according to the Wu-Fang Yuen Yin with the Pronunciation of the Characters as heard in Peking, Canton, Amoy, and Shanghai

      American Presbyterian Mission Press, Shanghai 1874 - Handsomely bound in half cauliflower blue morocco, five gilt-ruled raised bands, marbled boards & end-papers, top edge gilt. Binder's name to foot of spine. ; Thick quarto 10.5 x 9 in; Lxxxiv, 1252 pages [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        History of North American Birds-3 Volume Set

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Very Good. 1874. First Edition. 3/4 Leather. Three volume set rebound in 3/4 leather, new endpapers and beautiful gold gilt titles and embellishments on spine. Light shelf wear, but overall books in very good condition. Several pencil notations in margins noted; single page in volume one shows acid burn from newspaper being laid in. Volume 3 has several nicks to the leather. Complete with sixty-four hand colored plates and 593 woodcuts. Volume 1 xxviii, 596, volume 2 vi, 590, volume 3 vi, 560. Set is notable for the 64 brilliantly hand-colored plates at back of the three volumes representing head coloration of the birds described. Robert Ridgway, co-author of this set is best known for his bird color nomenclature, still in use today. Extra postage required. ; Oblong Small 4to 9" - 11" tall .

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        141 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Porrentruy (Pruntrut), St.-Ferriol, Besancon u.a., 1851-1874. - Der Bibelexeget Henry Joseph Crelier unterrichtete in den Jahren 1845 bis 1855 an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern, welche bis 1830 von Jacob Mislin, dem Empfänger der Briefe, geleitet wurde. Später wurde er Kaplan in Besancon, Frankreich und danach Pfarrer von Rebeuvelier bzw. Bressancourt, wo er starb. Mehrere seiner zahlreichen Publikationen richteten sich gegen Ernest Renan (1823-1892), der schwerwiegende Zweifel an der historischen Wahrheit der Heiligen Schrift aufgekommen ließ und eine auf christlichen Dogmen beruhende Moral ablehnte. Für sein bekanntestes Werk „Das Leben Jesu" wurde Renan zunächst scharf angegriffen und 1863 sogar vorübergehend als Professor entlassen. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Slave Trade. No. 5 (1874). Reports on the present state of the East African Slave Trade. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. 1874. [C.-946].

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1874. - Folio. (2), 19, (1) pp. Top edge gilt. Disbound. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade, including an account of the murder, by slave traders, of the young schoolmaster and missionary student Benjamin Hartley on 28 January 1874. - Disbound from a volume of parliamentary papers but otherwise as issued, a very good clean copy. Bennett 497. Wilson p. 210. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Winston S. Churchill: The Official Biography with Companion Volumes and The Churchill War Papers. Complete Set of 24 Volumes in First Edition

      London: William Heinemann. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall The official biography of Winston Churchill (1874-1965) in 8 vols; Companion Volumes in 13; The Churchill War Papers in 3 vols. Scarce full set of 24, all first edition purchased on publication. Overall good to very good. Sunning to some dustjackets and top page edges; light rubbing to edges, a few small chips and one repaired tear. All volumes have been read and some have pulled spine heads and a few dog-eared pages. No inscriptions or other internal markings. Heavy set. Standard U.K. postage included but other services will incur an additional charge; please enquire for costs. .

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        [NEW ZEALAND] Picture alphabet of nations of the world

      London ; Edinburgh : Thomas Nelson & Sons, [1874]. Quarto, original pictorial wrappers (a little darkened and with light handling wear), [8] leaves, comprising 4 full-page chromolithographic plates, each with depictions of six different people types; accompanying text on the facing pages in the form of a rhyming couplet for each illustration; the portraits include a Māori ("Zealander"); Fijians ("Feejees"); Tahitians ("Otaheitians"); Dayaks; Abyssinians; Chinese; Kamschatkans; Lapps; Japanese; Hindus, and a "Yankee"; internally clean and sound, the plates with vibrant colour; a near fine copy. The rhyme describing the Māori is a poignant one, and demonstrates how the British stereotype of the Māori was already being promulgated to a young reading audience at a relatively early date: "In far New Zealand's fertile isles / Lives a courageous race; / But ev'n the bold Maori soon / To white men must give place." Unrecorded in Australian and New Zealand collections.

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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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        La Guerre Franco-Allemande de 1870-71. Rédigée par la section historique du Grand État-major Prussien. Traduction par le Chef d'Escadron E. Costa de Serda.

      Berlin-Paris, 1874 - Cinque volumi di cm. 23, pp. 5.000 ca. complessive. Con molte tavole ripiegate f.t. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde, dorsi a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Qualche segno d'uso ai piatti, peraltro eccellente stato di ocnservazione. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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