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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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]

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons FABA, ABAA, ILAB]
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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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        A Voyage Around the World in Search of the Castaways: A Romantic Narrative of the Loss of Captain Grant of the Brig Britannia

      JB LIPPINCOTT 1874 - 2nd edition. 170 engravings. 620 pages. Bound in publisher's red cloth. Gold vignette of ship facing high waves on front board. Beveled edges. . Hardcover. Previous owners lacquer to spine. Good binding and cover. A few faint stains on outer edge. Translation of Les enfants du Capitaine Grant. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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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        Klinische Abhandlungen über psychische Krankheiten. I. Heft: Die Katatonie oder das Spannungsirresein, eine klinische Form psychischer Krankheit

      Berlin Hirschwald, 1874. 21 x 15cm, mod. private Halbleder, Ecken leicht berieben, Vorbesitzernamenszug auf Vortitel; XVI, 104 S., sehr gutes Exemplar die extrem seltene Originalausgabe der berühmten Monographie von Kalhlbaum über die Katatonie, die später zu der Gruppe der Schizophrenien gezählt wurde. Kahlbaum (1828-1899) wollte weitere Abhandlungen veröffentlichen, in denen er seine \"klinische Methode\" der exakten Krankenbeobachtung darstellen wollte, jedoch sind in dieser Reihe keine weiteren Publikationen erschienen. GARRISON/MORTON 4938; KIRCHHOFF II, 87. NORMAN 1195 Versand D: 5,00 EUR Psychiatrie, Psychopathologie

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        A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Containing a Complete Account of the Wonderful and Thrilling Account of the Intrepid Subterranean Explorers, Prof. von Hardwigg, his Nephew Harry, and their Icelandic Guide, Hans Bjelke

      Scribner, Armstrong & Co, New York 1874 - This "scientific romance" marks the beginning of science fiction as a genre. Jules Verne was inspired by Charles Lyell's Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man (1863), and the trend away from a literal biblical account of the history of the Earth. "Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth". This is the deluxe edition, sold by subscription only, printed on heavier paper, with a superb gilt decorated pictorial binding, amongst THE SCARCEST AND MOST DESIRABLE of editions, with the terra cotta cloth and beveled edge binding. Published with 52 illustrations by Edouard Riou. 8vo, frontispiece, 413pp, ads (6pp ads undated), all edges gilt. Gilt and black stamped pictorial covers, with gilt scene of men on raft at front cover, gilt illustration of men in crystal cave, and "Scribner, Armstrong & Co." at lower spine [first state (with "Scribner, Armstrong & Co." at the spine foot, rather than the later "Scribners"]. Some light thumbing evident at margins of some pages. Spine expertly rebacked with the original cloth blending in seamlessly. Overall, a very good copy. The 1st edition was published in French in 1864 'Voyage au Centre de la Terre'; the 1st English edition appeared in 1872; Scribner Armstrong's 1st US edition came out in November 1873, though dated 1874; and late in 1874 Scribner Armstrong published this deluxe edition. Deluxe edition, sold by subscription only. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Hrsg. von Julius Frauenstädt. 6 Bde. (= alles)

      Leipzig, Brockhaus 1873 - 1874. - Erste Ausgabe der ersten Gesamtausgabe. - Ziegenfuß II,486; Grisebach 38,10. Mit 2 lithogr. Falttafeln sowie einigen gefalteten Tabellen. Halblederbände der Zeit auf vier hohen Bünden, Lederecken, fadenmarmor. Schnitt. Sehr gut erhalten und dekorativ.Innen überaus frisch und fleckenfrei. Kofschnitt angegraut. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Documents pour servir à l'histoire médicale des possédées de Loudun

      Paris, V. Adrien Delahaye, 1874, in-8, 90 pp, et 48 pp. de catalogue Adrien Delahaye, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, L'un des nombreux écrits réalisés sur les cas de possession du couvent des Ursulines de Loudun au XVIIe siècle. L'auteur prend ici le parti de les étudier en tant que maladies hystéro-démonopathiques. Gabriel Legué est également l'auteur, sur le même sujet, d'un ouvrage paru en 1880, Urbain Grandier et les possédés de Loudun. Documents inédits de Charles Barbier (Paris, Baschet) ; il travailla aussi en collaboration avec le neurologue Gilles de la Tourette pour une Bibliothèque diabolique : Soeur Jeanne des Anges, supérieure des Ursulines de Loudun (XVIIe siècle) ; autobiographie d'une hystérique possédée... (Paris, Delahaye et Crosnier), préfacée par Charcot. In-fine, important Catalogue des livres de fonds de la librairie Adrien Delahaye (non coupé). Cachet ex-libris du Dr Carrier de Lyon. Couverture défraîchie, première de couverture détachée.

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        Notice sur les appareils électro-médicaux construit par A. Gaiffe

      Paris, A. Gaiffe, 1874, in-8, de 208 pages, pleine toile moderne à la bradel, dos lisse portant une pièce de titre (première de couverture conservée)), Unique édition, rarissime, de ce catalogue de vente des appareils électriques construit par Gaiffe. Après une partie historico-théorique, la liste des prix-courants, illustrée de 102 figures en noir dans le texte et, parfois, à pleine page, s'étend sur plus de 100 pages. Exemplaire annoté et corrige à l'époque par une main anonyme. Très bon exemplaire, à l'intérieur frais.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        [NEW ZEALAND] Novaia Zelandiia i Okeaniia ili ostrova iuzhnogo moria

      [= New Zealand and Oceania, or the South Sea islands]. St. Petersburg : Obshchestvennaya Pol'za, 1874. Small quarto, original cloth-backed marbled papered boards (original title label missing from spine), front paste-down with bookplate of Voldemar Reiman and title with his ownership wet stamp, pp vi, ii, 624 pp, illustrated with lithographed plates, 2 folding colour maps, scattered foxing, a good copy. Text in Russian. Rare. Translation of Christmann's Neu-Seeland und die übrigen Inseln der Südsee : Geschichte der Entdeckungsreisen und der Kolonisation Polynesiens : Leben in der Wildniss und in den Städten der Kultur auf den Australischen Inseln (Leipzig, 1871), of which the State Library of New South Wales holds the only copy in Australian collections. This Russian translation is unrecorded in New Zealand and Australian collections.

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        Beiträge zur Meeresfauna der Insel Mauritius und der Seychellen. Berlin, Gutmann'sche Buchhandlung Otto Enslin, 1880. 4 parts in 1 volume. Royal 4to (31.5 x 23 cm). With 1 chromolithographed map, 22 numbered lithographed plates (16 tinted, double-tinted, chromolithographed or hand-coloured), and 1 figure in the text, all illustrating marine invertebrates. Later Dutch tan half cloth (J. van Welzen, Leiden).

      BMC NH, p. 1327; Kainbacher, 276; Nissen, ZBI 2848; for Möbius: DSB IX, p. 431-432. First and only early edition of a well-illustrated account of protozoa, crustaceans and molluscs studied on an expedition to Mauritius and Seychelles in 1874/75. After an account of the voyage itself, with a map of Mauritius, Möbius continues with an account of foraminifera (an order of rhizopod protozoa, with 14 plates, some showing the coral-like structures some of these protozoa build). Richters and Martens follow with decapoda (an order of crustaceans including shrimp, lobsters and crabs, with 4 plates) and molluscs (with 4 plates) respectively. Möbius (1825-1908), professor of zoology at Kiel and director of their zoological museum, specialized in marine animals and broke new ground by introducing the concept of ecosystems. This gives his work great significance not only for its contribution to our understanding of the organisms studied, but also for its revolutionary view of biology as a whole.With owner's entry on flyleaf. In good condition. A well-illustrated, important and influential work on marine invertebrates from the African waters of the Indian Ocean.

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        The Life and Habits of Wild Animals. Engraved by J. W. & Edward Whymper. With Descriptive Letter-Press by Daniel Giraud Elliot.

      London: Alexander Macmillan & Co., 1874 - 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. 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. With 20 engraved plates. 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". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Epidémie typhoïde de 1869

      Bruxelles, J. Baertsoen et Cie, 1874, in-8, de 59 pp.. et une planche dépliante, broché, couverture imprimée, Première édition de cet ouvrage rare qui résume les conclusions de la commission d'enquête de la mission de "rechercher les causes de cette épidémie et les moyens d'en empêcher le retour." Bel état

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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), A Paris 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 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Osnovnaia forma korrealnago obiazatelstvaIstorik-iuridicheskoe i kriticheskoe izsliedovane po Rimskomu Pravu.

      

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        Contributions to Solar Physics

      Londres, Macmillan and co, 1874, in-8, front, XXI, (3), 676pp, 6pl. (n°1 à 6), percaline bleue, imprimée or et noir, tête dorée (reliure éditeur), 7 planches (dont 3 en couleurs), lithographiées par Cooper & Hodson. Nombreuses figures in texte. L'ouvrage est divisé en deux parties: "A popular account of inquiries into the physical constitution of the sun, with special reference to recent spectroscopic researches" ; "Communications to the royal society of London, and the French Academy of sciences, with notes". Envoi de l'auteur à Mr Faye. Tampon annulé de la Faculté catholique de Paris. Dos insolé.

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        From the Clouds to the Mountains Comprising Narratives of Strange Adventures by Air, Land, and Water

      William F. Gill, Boston 1874 - First American edition thus, with this title, in the first state of the binding. Contemporary bookplate of Ellis H. Roberts on the front pastedown, with a roughly contemporary pencil owner name on the first, white, blank leaf, a few tiny tears at the crown, and a little light rubbing, still a bright, very good plus copy. Roberts was the Treasurer of the United States during the terms of Presidents McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Foyers et coulisses. Histoire anecdotique des théâtres de Paris. Opéra [tomes 1-3]. [Relié à la suite : ] Comédie-Française [tomes 1 et 2]. Avec photographies

      Paris, Tresse éditeur, 1874-1875, , 5 tomes en un volume in-32, 442-[2]-179 pages en numérotation continue (les tomes 1 et 2 de la Comédie française étant inversés à la reliure) ; chaque partie est précédée d'[1] ff.de faux titre et d'[1] ff. de titre, demi-basane verte, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, monogramme "H. L. D." en queue du dos, 10 portraits photographiques d'actrices, chanteuses et danseuses, tirés à l'albumine [55 x 90 mm] et contrecollés sur carton portant en tête le nom du photographe Ch. Reutlinger. Cinquième (Comédie française) et huitième (Opéra) livraisons des Foyers et coulisses ; soit 2 des 14 livraisons consacrées à "l'histoire anecdotique des théâtres de Paris", collection initiée par Georges d'Heylli et Henry Buget, illustrée de photographies originales. Les clichés ici sont dus à Reutlinger. Les 2 volumes consacrés à la Comédie française sont en nouvelle édition, la première étant de 1873-1874. Frottements sans gravité à la reliure. Quelques rousseurs, 1 feuillet déréglé.

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        Das Buch der Liebe oder das Geschlechtsleben in seinem ganzen Umfange. Enthaltend: Ueber Liebe und Anmuth, Schönheit und häusliches Glück; über physische Liebe, Naturzweck, Sittlichkeit und Leitung des Geschlechtsgenusses [...]. Ein unentbehrlicher Rathgeber, um in der Liebe und Ehe stets glücklich und zufrieden leben zu können.

      Stuttgart, Verlag von Eduard Fischhaber, o. J. (1874). 12°. 144 S., HLdr. d. Zt. a. 3 Bünden m. Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückentitel, Kopf-Rotschnitt u. dem eingeb. grünen OUmschlag. Erste Ausgabe; über den KVK weltweit nur ein Exemplar nachweisbar (British Library). - Vorliegend ein einzigartiges, in Menschenhaut gebundenes Exemplar aus der Stockton-Hough Library (mit kl. Bibl.-Stempel auf dem Titel); lt. dem eigenh. Vermerk von John Stockton Hough auf dem Vorsatzblatt gebunden im März 1884 aus Oberschenkelhaut der am 16. Jänner 1869 verstorbenen \"Mary L.\". - \"The Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Stockton Hough Collection [...] proclaims to house the largest collection of confirmed anthropodermic bindings in the United States [...]. Through inscriptions and historical documentation, we know that three of the five books share a mysterious past: all bound at the hands of Dr. John Stockton Hough, and all bound in the skin Mary Lynch, a tuberculosis patient at the Philadelphia General Hospital, who died in 1869. Evidently, Dr. Stockton Hough collected a sample of Mary\'s skin before her burial in 1869 and kept it for several decades before binding these books in the 1880s […]\" (Sherry Lochhaas, The Macabre of Bookbinding: Anthropodermic Bibliopegy). - Vgl. über die \"Mary L.-Einbände\" auch ausführlich: Beth Lander „The Skin She Lived In: Anthropodermic Books in the Historical Medical Library“ u. Hayley Campbell „The Strange Case Of The Woman Whose Skin Was Turned Into A Book“. - Das vorliegende Exemplar ist namentlich in einem am 29. Mai 1904 im Los Angeles Herald erschienen Zeitungsartikel (\"Odd Book Bindings-Human Skin Used to Bind a Collection of Medical Books\") erwähnt: \"According to the Critic the late Dr. F. Stockton-Hough of Trenton, N.J., who left a valuable medical library in several languages, had a fancy for bindings made of human skin. He owned at least six books thus bound [...]. On the flyleaf of a second book [...], the owner wrote: ‚Bound in leather tanned from the skin-the thigh of Maria L., affected with encrysted trichne, who died of consumption in the Philadelphia hospital. She was an Irish widow, aged 28 years.\' Marie L. furnished the binding for another book also, ‚Das Buch der Liebe, oder das Geschlechtsleben in seinem ganzem Umfange.\' [...]\". - Das im April 2016 ins Leben gerufene \"The Anthropodermic Book Project\" konnte bisher weltweit 47 angeblich in Menschenhaut gebundene Bücher in Bibliotheken und Museen identifizieren, von denen bisher 31 getestet wurden. Davon konnten wiederum lediglich 18 bestätigt werden, darunter die drei sich noch in der Historical Medical Library des College of Physicians of Philadelphia befindlichen \"Mary L.-Einbände\". - Der vorliegende Band wurde vom amerikanischen Geschäftsmann, Fabrikanten und Sammler Robert Hoe (1839-1909) erworben, dessen goldgepr. Ldr.-Exlibris sich auf dem vorderen Innendeckel findet. Hoe war einer der Organisatoren und der erste Präsident des Grolier Club, in dessen Bibliothek sich ebenfalls ein in Menschenhaut gebundenes Buch befindet und in deren Ausstellung „Fine Bindings“ (1903) in der Abteilung „Bindings in Curious Materials“ auch entsprechende Einbände gezeigt wurden. - Einband tlw. leicht berieben. Vorderes Innengelenk gebrochen. Min. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Raimund, Das Buch der Liebe oder das Geschlechtsleben in seinem ganzen Umfange. Ein unentbehrlicher Rathgeber, um in der Liebe und Ehe stets glücklich und zufrieden leben zu können, Einband, Einbände, Menschenhaut, Human Skin binding, Anthropodermic Bibliopegy

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        Personal narrative of a pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah . Copyright edition. In three volumes

      Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig 1874 - 3 volumes in 1, pp. [iii]-xx, 274; [iii]-vi, 294; [4], 270; frontispiece map; bound without the half-titles in contemporary half polished black calf over marbled boards, maroon morocco label on spine; very good. Penzer, pp. 52-3: "The appendices of the first and second editions are omitted . The additional notes, plans in the text, etc., mentioned in the case of the second edition, are here omitted, as well as some of which appeared in the first edition." Todd & Bowdon, p. 246. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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