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        Portrait Soldat. [1918]. [Signierte Original-Farbzeichnung / signed original colored drawing].

      Johann Michael Bossard, geboren am 16. Dezember 1874 in Zug, Schweiz gestorben am 27. März 1950 in Jesteburg, Landkreis Harburg. Meisterschüler von Arthur Kampf an der Berliner Akademie, ab 1907 Professor an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg. Original-Zeichnung in Schwarz und Rot auf Karton von Johann Michael Bossard signiert und datiert "Vouziers 20.1.18." Maße Blatt: 36,4 x 24,5 cm. Maße Abbildung: ca. 33,0 x 23,5 cm. Blatt rückseitig umlaufend mit Papierklebeband von ehemaliger Montage, ansonsten gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Original drawing in black and red, dated "Vouziers 20.1.18." and signed by Johann Michael Bossard. Measure sheet: 36,4 x 24,5 cm. Measure image: ca. 33,0 x 23,5 cm. Sheet on the backside at the border with paper-adhesive tape from ex-mounting, otherwise nearly fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        The Uses of Diversity.

      13.5 cm x 19.5 cm. 289 pages. Original hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very good condition with minor signs of external wear. Some missing pieces and tears at edges and corners of dustjacket. Browning of paper. Clean inside with intact binding. EXTREMELY RARE ! Includes the following essays: On Seriousness / Lamp-Posts / The Spirits / Tennyson / The Domesticity of Detectives / George Meredith / The Irishman / Ireland and the Domestic Drama / The Japanese / Christian Science / The Lawlessness of Lawyers / Our Latin Relations / On Pigs as Pets / The Romance of Rostand / Wishes / The Futurists / The Evolution of Emma / The Pseudo-Scientific Books / The Humour of King Herod / The Silver Goblets / The Duty of the Historian / Questions of Divorce / Mormonism / Pageants and Dress / On Stage Costume / The Yule Log and the Democrat / More Thoughts on Christmas / Dickens again / Taffy / "Ego et Shavius Meus" / The Plan for a New Universe / George Wyndham / Four Stupidities / On Historical Novels / On Monsters. "Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) cannot be summed up in one sentence. Nor in one paragraph. In fact, in spite of the fine biographies that have been written of him, he has never been captured between the covers of one book. But rather than waiting to separate the goats from the sheep, lets just come right out and say it: G.K. Chesterton was the best writer of the 20th century. He said something about everything and he said it better than anybody else. But he was no mere wordsmith. He was very good at expressing himself, but more importantly, he had something very good to express. The reason he was the greatest writer of the 20th century was because he was also the greatest thinker of the 20th century. Born in London, G.K. Chesterton was educated at St. Pauls, but never went to college. He went to art school. In 1900, he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of all time. He wrote a hundred books, contributions to 200 more, hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horse, five plays, five novels, and some two hundred short stories, including a popular series featuring the priest-detective, Father Brown. In spite of his literary accomplishments, he considered himself primarily a journalist. He wrote over 4000 newspaper essays, including 30 years worth of weekly columns for the Illustrated London News, and 13 years of weekly columns for the Daily News. He also edited his own newspaper, G.K.s Weekly. (To put it into perspective, four thousand essays is the equivalent of writing an essay a day, every day, for 11 years. If youre not impressed, try it some time. But they have to be good essays all of them as funny as they are serious, and as readable and rewarding a century after youve written them.) Chesterton was equally at ease with literary and social criticism, history, politics, economics, philosophy, and theology. His style is unmistakable, always marked by humility, consistency, paradox, wit, and wonder. His writing remains as timely and as timeless today as when it first appeared, even though much of it was published in throw away papers." (The American Chesterton Society)

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        Atlas Trojanischer AlterthŸmer : Photographische Abbildungen zu dem Berichte Ÿber die Ausgrabungen in Troja.

      Leipzig: In Commission Bei F. A. Brockhaus, 1874. - Large portfolio, renewed black cloth spine and flaps, original printed gray paper over boards, renewed green ribbon ties. Title leaf, [1]-57, [1] pp., 217 mounted albumen photographs, all loose in portfolio, as issued. A rare portfolio of photographs documenting Schlieman's discovery of the great treasure at Hissarlik. One of 500 copies. 'Apart from the value of the Atlas caused by its extreme rarity, it also has the additional interest of being the first archaeological work illustrated with actual photographs.The plates forming the portfolio can be divided for a clearer appreciation into six unequal groups: an interesting series of sketches of the Troad, twenty-two in all, supplemented by seven plans of the excavations and another seven actual photographs of the trenches at Hissarlik.The objects found fall naturally into three classes: photographs of sketches of objects (eighty-one plates), actual photographs of objects (eighty-two plates) and finally nineteen plates of the great treasure, all but two actual photographs. The plans were all drawn by Adolphe Laurent, a surveyor and civil engineer borrowed by Schliemann at great cost from a French contractor building a railway line from Piraeus to Lamia.' (Lascarides, The Search for Troy)OCLC records no copies in American libraries.REFERENCES: Lascarides, A. C. The Search for Troy, 1553-1874 (The Lilly Library, 1977), pp. 69-70.CONDITION: Good, some photographs foxed, as is frequently the case with this work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      FRATELLI SIMONETTI, MILANO 1874 - ITALIANO Versione di C.Pizzigoni, pagine brunite da fattore tempo e con fioritura, illustrazioni in nero fuori testo di Benett, a fine volume carta delle costellazioni ripegata, moderna ed ottima coperta rigida, in tela azzurra con titoli d'oro al dorso

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        Ismalia. 2 Volumes.

      Macmillan., London 1874 - viii, 448 + viii, 588pp, maps, portraits and upwards of fifty full page illustrations. The expedition to Central Africa for the suppression of the slave trade. Clean and tight save for a neat tape repair to the map which has selo remains from a previous repair, bookplate of previous owner to eps. 2.5kg Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorias sobre las revoluciones de Arequipa desde 1834 hasta 1866

      Imprenta de la Opinión Nacional 1874 - Lima, Imp. de la Opinión Nacional, 1874. Medio cuero, 410 páginas. Muy escaso. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Boston: William F. Gill and Company, 1874.. Octavo, pp. [1-2] 3-5 [6] 7-285 [286: blank], fly leaf at front, five inserted plates, original pictorial terra cotta cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, slate coated endpapers. First U.S. edition? Collects "A Drama in Mid-Air" (a.k.a. "A Drama in the Air"), "Dr. Ox's Hobby" (a.k.a. "Dr. Ox's Experiment"), "Master Zachary" (a.k.a. "Master Zacharius") and "A Winter Among the Ice-Fields (a.k.a. "A Winter Amid the Ice") by Verne, and "Fortieth French Ascent of Mont Blanc" by Paul Verne. Apparently the only edition with English translation by A. L. Alger. This edition, mostly likely unauthorized, may have preceded the "authorized" 1874 Osgood edition published as DR. OX'S EXPERIMENT AND OTHER STORIES. The Gill edition was advertised as "now ready" on 11 July 1874. The Osgood edition, with contents translated by George M. Towle, was published in late June or early July 1874. Both American editions preceded Sampson Low's British edition which was published in November 1874. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2232. Bleiler (1978), p. 199. Reginald 14624. Myers 16. Taves and Michaluk V012. Early gift inscription dated 16 July 1874 on the front flyleaf. A very bright, fine copy. A stunning copy of a handsome production. (#149850)

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        Le mystère d'Edwin Drood

      - Librairie Hachette, Paris 1874, In-12 (11,5x18cm), (4) 324pp. (4), relié. - Edition originale, rare, traduite par Charles Bernard Derosne.  Reliure en demi basane noire d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de 4 fleurons. Titre doré. Un coin émoussé. coins frottés. Léger frottement en tête. Rousseurs éparses. Bon exemplaire. Le mystère d'Edwin Drood est le dernier roman composé par Charles Dickens en 1870 et inachevé du fait de son décès quant à la dernière partie.  Cet ultime roman qui s'apparente à un oeuvre policière laisse donc le mystère entier, et les critiques du monde entier n'auront, même jusqu'à aujourd'hui, de cesse de réduire les zones obscures du livre. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare, traduite par Charles Bernard Derosne.  Reliure en demi basane noire d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de 4 fleurons. Titre doré. Un coin émoussé. coins frottés. Léger frottement en tête. Rousseurs éparses. Bon exemplaire. Titre mythique de l'auteur, Le mystère d'Edwin Drood est le dernier roman composé par Charles Dickens en 1870 et inachevé du fait de son décès quant à la dernière partie.  Cet ultime roman qui s'apparente à un oeuvre policière laisse donc le mystère entier, et les critiques du monde entier n'auront, même jusqu'à aujourd'hui, de cesse de réduire les zones obscures du livre. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Musee de Peinture et de Sculpture ou Recueil des principaux tableaux statues et bas-reliefs des collections publiques et particulieres de leurope....avec des notices decriptives...( Vol. 1-8 von 10 )

      Band 1- 8 der in insgesamt 10 zwischen 1874 und 1875 erschienenen Bänden. mit den überaus zahlreichen gestochenen Tafeln in Umrißkupfern. Jeweils in Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem Einbandrücken und Kopfgoldschnitt, 8. Mit zusammen ca. 700 Textseiten sowie zusammen ca. 900 gestochenen Tafeln. Einbände teils etwas berieben, teils etwas fleckig, 3 Bände am Einbandrücken etwas beschädigt. Innen die Textseiten teils gebräunt und gering stockfleckig, die überaus zahlreichen Tafeln teils gering stockfleckig, Buchschnitt jeweils etwas stockfleckig. Insgesamt aber meist wohlerhalten und sauber. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 5500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Geschäftsberichte des schweiz. Eisenbahndepartements über Geschäftsführung in den Jahren 1874-1905 (insg. 31 Berichte in 5 Bden.). Bd. I: 1874-1881; Bd. II: 1882-1989 [auf Rücken falsch beschriftet]; Bd. III: 1890-1894; Bd. IV: 1895-1900; Bd. V: 1901-1905.

      o. Angaben, o. Vlg., -1905 1874 - 8°, jedes Jahr zwischen 40 u. 90 S., jeweils mit zahlr. Falttabellen., HLdr. d. Zeit, goldgepr. Rücken., Etw. berieben, papierbedingt teilw. min. randrissig (teilw. hinterlegt); Bd. I: Im Jahr 1977 fehlt eine Falttafel (S. 52); Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Jeweiliger Inhalt: Allgemeines; Rechtliche Verhältnisse, Technische Kontrolle; Administrative Kontrolle; Starkstromkontrolle, Statistiken (Eisenbahnunfälle, Gotthardttunnelbau, Verkehrsstatistik, Bestand des betriebsameterials, etc.) 5100 gr. Schlagworte: EisenbahnenWirtschaft - GeschichteHelvetica - Allgemein [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HEART OF AFRICA Three Years' Travels and Adventures in the Unexplored Regions of Central Africa From 1868 to 1871

      New York: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, 1874. 2 volumes. First edition. Frontispiece and 80 maps and woodcut illustrations by J.D. Cooper and a large folding map in colour. 8vo, publisher's original forest green cloth with pictorial vignettes of antelopes on the upper covers, ruled in blind at the borders, the spine lettered in gilt. xvi, 559 pp.; x, 521, and 6 pages of advertisements. Very attractive and bright set, very fine, fresh and clean within and without. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. FIRST EDITION AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT AFRICANA. In the introduction it is stated that for various reasons, "out of a host of men who have attempted to penetrate Africa from north to south only two have achieved success." Dr. Schweinfurth is one of the two men. Dr. Schweinfurth traveled through central Africa as a botanist and did much to increase our knowledge on that area. His book is a broad exploration of the region. The people, the customs, the land and of course the natural world are explored in his three year journey. Schweinfurth traveled for three years in Africa and had already become famous for his travels before he returned. "Travelling, not in the footseps of Baker, but in a westerly direction, he reached the neighbourhood of Baker's lake, passing through the country of the Niam-Niam, and visiting the unknown kingdom of Monbuttoo. As an explorer, he stands in the highest rank, and merits to be classed with Mungo Park, Denham and Capperton, Livingstone, Burton, Speke and Grant, Barth and Rohlfs. He can also claim two qualifications which no African traveller has hitherto possessed. He is a scientific botanist, and also an accomplished draughtsman." [intro] This is an important work in geography, ethnography and the study of the human species.

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      LIBRERIA MIGUEL TORNEL Y OLMOS, MURCIA 1874 - 566 pp, encuadernación en plena piel de época, 17 láminas con numerosos escudos grabados, con nervios dorados en lomo, bien conservado interior y exterior. Pertenece a la biblioteca de D. Duarte Pinto Coelho. 566 p. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouveaux contes à Ninon

      Charpentier 1874 - - Charpentier, Paris 1874, in-12 (12x18,5cm), 306pp., relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant, sans mention, après 25 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande. Reliure moderne pastiche en demi-chagrin vert. Dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés. Titre et date dorés. Dos éclairci. Couvertures jaunes conservées, la première restaurée en marge externe. Bel exemplaire, d'une parfaite fraîcheur. Ex-libris Hubert Sangnier. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition current paper without mention, after 25 hard copies of Holland paper. Binding modern pastiche half green shagreen. Back with nerves decorated with gilded boxes. gilt title and date. spine cleared. yellow Blankets preserved, restored in the first outer margin. Beautiful copy, a perfect freshness. Bookplate Hubert Sangnier. 306pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bürger-Bräu Biere(\"). Orig.-Entwurf für ein Plakat.

       1. H. 20. Jh.. Mischtechnik auf beigem Zeichenpapier. 23,5x19,5 cm (Abb.) auf 31,3x26,3 cm (Bl.). Monogramm und Maßstab (1:10) mit Blst., rote Registriernummer mit Tinte re. unten. Inet / Wikipedia // Th.-Becker // Wiesbaden 1874-1949 Berchtesgaden. -Blatt sauber, nur geringe Faltigkeit im oberen Rand. -Unter PP! Versand D: 6,50 EUR Werbung, Werbegrafik, Reklame, Brauereiwerbung, Bier, Bürgerbräu, Bierwerbung, Brauerei Bürger Bräu, Firmenwerbung

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        Diamond Cut Diamond. A Story of Tuscan Life and Other Stories

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1874. First edition, preceding the English edition by two months. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth, brown endpapers. Very Good copy, minor edgewear and slight damage to endpapers. First edition, preceding the English edition by two months. 1 vols. 8vo. Quite rare. Sadleir 3269; Wolff 6852* (1876 one-volume edition only)

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        [MILL'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN RUSSIAN] Avtobiografiya [i e Autobiography] / translated and edited by G E Blagosvetov

      St.Petersburg: V. Tushnov, 1874. 332 p. 18x13 cm. Contemporary quarter-leather. Good condition. First edition of John Stuart Mill's autobiography that was printed in Russian the next year after it appeared in English. Grigory Evlampievich Blagosvetov (1824-1880) who translated this book into Russian was the editor in chief of such influential magazines of the time as 'Delo' and 'Russkoe slovo'. Mill's ideas were popular in Russia and his works were widely known - most of them were translated into Russian in 1860s. 'Principles of political economy' was first translated into Russian by Chernyshevsky.

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        Dictionnaire des arts et manufactures et de l'agriculture

      Librairie du Dictionnaire des Arts et Manufactures, 1874. 4 EncyclopÈdie technologique. Description des procÈdÈs de l'industrie franÁaise et ÈtrangËre. 4Ëme Èdition. 3 volumes de dictionnaire (non paginÈs/pagination discontinue) + le ComplÈment datÈ de 1872. Demi reliures basane frottÈes, avec quelques accrocs sur le cuir. Petite dÈchirure sur la coiffe supÈrieure du tome 3 et la coiffe infÈrieure du tome 2. Dos lisses avec des filets dorÈs. Rares rousseurs. Un manque sur le coin supÈrieur des derniËres pages de garde du complÈment. Coins usÈs. Etat satisfaisant FranÁais

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        Zur Theorie der partiellen Differentialgleichungen.

      Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1874. First edition, rare, of the doctoral thesis of "the greatest woman mathematician prior to the twentieth century" (DSB) and the first woman in Europe to obtain a doctorate in mathematics. The thesis contains what is now called the 'Cauchy-Kowalevsky' theorem on the existence of solutions of partial differential equations. It generalises a result obtained by the French mathematician Augustin-Louis Cauchy in 1842, although "it goes without saying that Kovalevskaya's work was completely independent of the work of Cauchy, even though there is some duplication. The important concept of normal form, which brings order to the whole topic, is due to Kovalevskaya, though probably inspired by [Carl Gustav Jacob] Jacobi" (Cooke, p. 35). Henri Poincaré said that "Kovalevsky significantly simplified the proof and gave the theorem its definitive form," and the German mathematician Karl Weierstrass, under whose supervision the thesis was written, wrote: "So you see, dear Sonya, that your observation (which seemed so simple to you) on the distinctive property of partial differential equations ... was for me the starting point for interesting and very elucidating researches." In addition to being a brilliant mathematician, Kovalevskaya was also a political activist and a public advocate of feminism. Provenance: Signed and inscribed on title page by Mariia Vasil'evna Pavlova (1854-1938) to Alexandra Mirozkina in 1911. Pavlova, a palaeontologist well known for her research on fossil hoofed-mammals, studied at the Sorbonne from 1880 to 1884, and from 1885 worked in Moscow University, initially as an unpaid volunteer in the geological museum. Shortly after the Russian Revolution she became a professor of palaeontology at Moscow University, later acting as the first female head of its department of palaeontology. She was an honorary member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, and academician of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. In 1926 the French Geological Society jointly awarded its prestigious Albert Gaudry Medal to her and her husband Aleksei Pavlov. The simplest form of the Cauchy-Kowalevsky theorem states that any equation of the form ∂z/∂x = f(x, y, z, ∂z/∂y), where the function f is analytic (has a convergent power series expansion) near a point (x0, y0, z0, w0) has an analytic solution z(x, y) which is analytic near (x0, y0) and which is equal to a given analytic function g(y) when x = x0. Eighteenth-century mathematicians had developed a successful approach to solving such partial differential equations, which was called the 'method of undetermined coefficients.' This involved writing down a power series for the unknown solution f in which the coefficients of the powers of the variables were treated as unknown coefficients. Substitution in the equation to be solved then led to an infinite set of algebraic equations for the unknown coefficients. By solving these algebraic equations a solution f of the partial differential equation was found. Eighteenth-century mathematicians used the method of undetermined coefficients in a formal way, without worrying about the convergence of the power series they obtained as a solution. The first person to worry in print about such convergence was Cauchy (1789-1857). In 'Mémoire sur l'emploi du calcul des limites dans l'intégration des équations aux dérivées partielles' (Comptes rendus, 1842), Cauchy used a technique which he called the 'calcul des limites', now called the 'method of majorants' in English, to establish that the power series obtained by the method of undetermined coefficients always converge. This was the first version of the 'Cauchy-Kowalevsky' theorem to be proved. Weierstrass (1815-97) was working on problems similar to those which Cauchy studied at about the same time, apparently in ignorance of Cauchy's work. Weierstrass's work was not published until 1894, and was communicated only to his students at Berlin after 1857, one of whom was Kovalevskaya. Weierstrass pursued these questions because he wanted to use differential equations in order to define analytic functions, and so he naturally had to consider the question of the existence of solutions. "Apparently [Weierstrass] thought that a general theorem could be proved to the effect that a power series obtained formally from a partial differential equation in which only analytic functions occur would necessarily converge. He says in a letter of 25 September 1874 to [Paul] du Bois-Reymond that he had made such a conjecture. It is this conjecture which Kovalevskaya was evidently supposed to prove, if possible" (Cooke, p. 30). She succeeded completely. "In the general theorem, the simple case illustrated [above] is generalized to functions of more than two independent variables, to derivatives of order higher than the first, and to systems of equations" (DSB). "Kovalevskaya worked the material into its final form in July 1874 and submitted it to the University of Gottingen as one of the dissertations for the doctoral degree. The following month she submitted it to the Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik, where it appeared in 1875 [Bd. 80, pp. 1-32]. While the article was in press, Kovalevskaya returned to Russia. The final episode in the story is told in a letter from Weierstrass to Kovalevskaya dated 21 April 1875. Weierstrass says that he received the early 1875 issues of the Comptes rendus rather late, as a consequence of a delay in renewing his subscription. He was amazed to find in them two articles by [Jean Gaston] Darboux 'On the existence of an integral in differential equations containing an arbitrary number of functions and independent variables.' He continues, "So you see, my dear, that this question is one which is awaiting an answer, and I am very glad that my student was able to anticipate her rivals" ... Weierstrass sent a copy of Kovalevskaya's dissertation to Darboux's mentor [Charles] Hermite in Paris and advised Kovalevskaya to ask [Carl] Borchardt, the editor of the Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik, to state in the journal that Kovalevskaya's article had been received in August 1874. His fears of a priority dispute were exaggerated, however. Hermite and Darboux became Kovalevskaya's closest friends and admirers in Paris and were later instrumental in promoting her participation in the Bordin Competition for 1888, in which she won international fame and 5,000 francs ... "Taken in the context of the time, Kovalevskaya's paper can be considered significant for at least three reasons. First, it gave systematic conditions which the method of undetermined coefficients must work. Second, it charted the terrain, so to speak, for the application of analytic function theory in differential equations, showing under what conditions a differential equation was likely to have an analytic solution. Third, it showed that a differential equation could be used as the definition of an analytic function, when taken together with certain initial conditions" (Cooke, pp. 34-6). Kovalevskaya (1850-91) "was the daughter of Vasily Korvin-Krukovsky, an artillery general, and Yelizaveta Shubert, both well-educated members of the Russian nobility ... In Recollections of Childhood (and the fictionalized version, The Sisters Rajevsky), Sonya Kovalevsky vividly described her early life: her education by a governess of English extraction; the life at Palabino (the Krukovsky country estate); the subsequent move to St. Petersburg; the family social circle, which included Dostoevsky; and the general's dissatisfaction with the "new" ideas of his daughters. The story ends with her fourteenth year. At that time the temporary wallpaper in one of the children's rooms at Palabino consisted of the pages of a text from her father's schooldays, namely, Ostrogradsky's lithographed lecture notes on differential and integral calculus. Study of that novel wall-covering provided Sonya with her introduction to the calculus. In 1867 she took a more rigorous course under the tutelage of Aleksandr N. Strannolyubsky, mathematics professor at the naval academy in St. Petersburg, who immediately recognized her great potential as a mathematician. "Sonya and her sister Anyuta were part of a young people's movement to promote the emancipation of women in Russia. A favorite method of escaping from bondage was to arrange a marriage of convenience which would make it possible to study at a foreign university. Thus, at age eighteen, Sonya contracted such a nominal marriage with Vladimir Kovalevsky, a young paleontologist, whose brother Aleksandr was already a renowned zoologist at the University of Odessa. In 1869 the couple went to Heidelberg, where Vladimir studied geology and Sonya took courses with Kirchhoff, Helmholtz, Koenigsberger, and du Bois-Reymond. In 1871 she left for Berlin, where she studied with Weierstrass, and Vladimir went to Jena to obtain his doctorate. As a woman, she could not be admitted to university lectures; consequently Weierstrass tutored her privately during the next four years. By 1874 she had completed three research papers on partial differential equations, Abelian integrals, and Saturn's rings. The first of these was a remarkable contribution, and all three qualified her for the doctorate in absentia from the University of Göttingen. "In spite of Kovalevsky's doctorate and strong letters of recommendation from Weierstrass, she was unable to obtain an academic position anywhere in Europe. Hence she returned to Russia where she was reunited with her husband. The couple's only child, a daughter, "Foufie," was born in 1878. When Vladimir's lectureship at Moscow University failed to materialize, he and Sonya worked at odd jobs, then engaged in business and real estate ventures. An unscrupulous company involved Vladimir in shady speculations that led to his disgrace and suicide in 1883. His widow turned to Weierstrass for assistance and, through the efforts of the Swedish analyst Gösta Mittag-Leffler, one of Weierstrass' most distinguished disciples, Sonya Kovalevsky vas appointed to a lectureship in mathematics at the University of Stockholm. In 1889 Mittag-Leffler secured a life professorship for her. "During Kovalevsky's years at Stockholm she carried on her most important research and taught courses (in the spirit of Weierstrass) on the newest and most advanced topics in analysis. She completed research already begun on the subject of the propagation of light in a crystalline medium. Her memoir, On the Rotation of a Solid Body About a Fixed Point (1888), won the Prix Bordin of the French Academy of Sciences. The judges considered the paper so exceptional that they raised the prize from 3,000 to 5,000 francs. Her subsequent research on the same subject won the prize from the Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1889. At the end of that year she was elected to membership in the Russian Academy of Sciences. Less than two years later, at the height of her career, she died of influenza complicated by pneumonia ... "An unusual aspect of Sonya Kovalevsky's life was that, along with her scientific work, she attempted a simultaneous career in literature. The titles of some of her novels arc indicative of their subject matter: The University Lecturer, The Nihilist (unfinished), The Woman Nihilist, and, finally, A Story of the Riviera. In 1887 she collaborated with her good friend and biographer, Mittag-Leffier's sister, Anne Charlotte Leffler-Edgren (later Duchess of Cajanello), in writing a drama, The Struggle for Happiness, which was favorably received when it was produced at the Korsh Theater in Moscow. She also wrote a critical commentary on George Eliot, whom she and her husband had visited on a holiday trip to England in 1869" (DSB). Cooke, The Mathematics of Sonya Kovalevskaya, Springer, 1984. 4to (254 x 198 mm), pp [4], 32, contemporary half calf over blind-tooled cloth boards, front inner hinge week. A fine and fresh copy. Very rare.

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      NY: Beers. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1874. Hardcover. 92 pages; Only one copy at auction in last 140 years, [sold for $1,092 in 2003]. 13 x 16". 1/2 leather over pebblegrain boards. Some wear to interior binding at bottome. Single and double page; US, NJ, WARREN COOUNTY NJ, Pahaquarry and other details of Warren County including 15 Townships, 78 Towns and Villages as well s an index. Maps are included in the pagination. Three foldout maps. All with hand coloring. Maps are free of foxing and toning. Double page US map shows Dakota as a single state, Indian Territory, etc. Plates dated 1874 as is the ownership of Charles A Lott. Provenance: Ex Estate of Bob Jones, Allentown, Pa. Complete as called for. Provenance: Ex Estate of Bob Jones, Allentown, Pa. ; 0 .

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        Der Mantel der Liebe. Drei Tanzbilder. [Text ohne Noten].

      14 x 15 cm. 12 ungez. Bll. Mit 5 photogr. Abb. Kordelgeheft. OBrosch. m. dekorativem Buntpapiereinband (Herz-Flächenmuster in Rosa, Schwarz u. Rot gedruckt). Nahezu druckfrisches Exemplar, lediglich der Einband mit leichten Stellspuren. Vgl. ÖBL I, 89 (hier irrig ?Der Markt der Liebe?). Tanzspiel nach eigenem Buch des österreichischen Komponisten Julius Bittner (1874-1939). Sehr ansprechend gestaltete Broschüre mit Kostümentwürfen und Einbandgestaltung von dem ungenannten Koloman Moser. ?Die künstlerische Zusammenarbeit von Moser und Bittner geht auf das Jahr 1909 zurück, als Bittners Ballett ?Der Mantel der Liebe? im Gartentheater der internationalen Kunstschau uraufgeführt wurde. Ein undatierter Brief Kolo Mosers, der aus dem Jahr 1909 stammen muß, handelt von diesem Projekt: ??Es wäre gut wenn gleich nach Fertigstellung Ihrer Arbeiten [Klavierpart] mit den Proben begonnen werden könnte. Gretl Wiesenthal ist entzückt. [] Gretl möchte eventuell bei Reinhardt in Berlin die Lilith spielen und ihrer Schwester Else die Minne überlassen! []. Wir werden dann festsetzen ob und wann eine Zusammenkunft von Godlewsky, Gretl, Wimmer, Ihnen etc. stattfinden soll.? Die in dem Brief angekündigte Mitwirkung von Grete und Elsa Wiesenthal kam nicht zustande. Die Hauptrollen der Minne und Lilith tanzten bei der am 25. Juni 1909 stattfindenden Uraufführung Lene [d.i. Marie Madeleine] und Miss Macara. Die Choreographie stammte von Karl Godlewsky, die Inszenierung vom Architekten E. J. Wimmer [d.i. Eduard Josef Wimmer-Wisgrill ?], die musikalische Leitung hatte Egon Bloch inne.? (Vgl. dazu: Zauner W., ?Meine tiefe und aufrichtige Verehrung für ihre Person und ihr Werk? in ÖMZ Bd. 44, Dez. 1989, S. 78). - Die Abbildungen zeigen: ?Frau Minne? (Lene Jamrich) / ?Lilith? (Miss Macara) / ?Ein Sonnenstrahl? (Mitzi Schreiner) / ?Das Weib? (Clarisse Robert) / ?Die Kokette? (Mitzi Schreiner). Das Stoffmuster des Mantels den ?Frau Minne? trägt, ist dasselbe Flächenmuster wie das des Einbandes. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        Yacht-Reise in den Syrten 1873.

      Prag, H. Mercy 1874. 4°. 6Bll., 400 S. mit 34 Textxylographien. 30 xylographierte Tafeln u. 1 separates gefalt. farbiges Panorama. OLn.unter Verwendung der Reste des alten Materials fachgerecht restauriert. Vorsätze erneuert. Nun in bestem Zustand. \"Erste Ausgabe. Hamann 269; Kainb. I,88. Die Illustrationen nach Zeichnungen des Verfassers. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Syrten, Yacht, Ludwig Salvator, Nordafrika, Reise

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      Philadelphia: Caxton Press of Sherman & Co. for D. Rice & Co., 1874. [4],450; 541pp., plus the "Billy Bowlegs" frontispiece portrait in volume two. Royal octavo. Contemporary three-quarter red morocco and pebbled cloth, spines gilt, t.e.g. Spine rubbed, hinges reinforced. Internally clean. Very good. The scarce text volumes to the last folio edition of one of the most important 19th-century works on the American Indian, and one of the most important color plate books produced in America in the age of lithography. The second volume contains the frontispiece portrait of Billy Bowlegs, which is unique to this edition. After six years as superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the American Indians for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827 he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winnebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Indian tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1829, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the West. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. McKenney provided the biographies, many based on personal interviews, and Hall wrote the general history of the North American Indian. OCLC 35709791. Another edition: HOWES M129, "b." BENNETT, p.79. SABIN 43410a. FIELD 992. SERVIES 2150. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 68 (ref).

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        Recherches sur l'inflammation des trompes utérines et ses conséquences. [Ensemble] De l'utérus pubescent. [Ensemble] Lésions utérines et névropathies hystériques. [Ensemble] Aputation du col de l'utérus. [Ensemble] Traitement du cancer du col de l'utérus. [Ensemble] Du cancer du col de l'utérus au point de vue de la conception de la grossesse et de l'accouchement. Ect...

      Rare meeting of 10 autograph dedication of the authors female gynecology first edition, published between 1870 and 1874 Each section has its own title page, with the exception of one sample contemporaryically. The assembly is illustrated in the several figures and text color of a board. Sheepskin half brown. Smooth back. 2 pieces of red morocco title. Rubbed back. Upper jaw cracked. Following the articles entitled: Treatment of hemorrhages die by quinine sulfate. Contribution to the study of membranous dysmenorrhea. The danger of operations performed on the cervix. Obstacles that the cervix can bring to birth. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Delahaye; Baillères Paris 1870 In 8 (14x21,5cm) 98; 16; 101; 15; 16: 6; 100; 42; 99; 37; 99pp.

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        A General Sketch of the History of Persia.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1874 - Octavo (212 × 135 mm). Near-contemporary red half calf, richly gilt spine, grey morocco label, red cloth sides, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. From the library of British Arabist and colonial agent Col. S. B. Miles (1838–1914), with printed bookplate noting his widow's bequest of the collection to Bath Public Library in 1920, and associated manuscript shelf-marks and blind-stamps as usual. Spine lightly sunned, extremities and joints rubbed, a few small portions of stripping to calf, map faintly offset to title, a few minor spots. A very good copy. Folding map frontispiece. First edition of this detailed account, notably containing an entire chapter on "The Persian Gulf and the Seyyids of Oman" and surprisingly uncommon on the market, with a handful of copies traced at auction in the last 50 years. Cambridge Persianist E. G. Browne considered it "the chief work of reference in English" alongside Sir John Malcolm's (A Literary History of Persia, p. vii). Markham's "extraordinary influence on geography and its institutions in Britain in the 19th and early 20th centuries" was perhaps second only to Sir Roderick Murchison's (ODNB). Ghani p.240; Diba p.72; Wilson p.137, erroneously giving a date of 1870 as well as 1874. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      London: Macmillan and Co., , 1874. A Narrative of an Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade, organised by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, gilt panels enclosing large gilt block of a camel caravan to front boards, rear boards panelled in blind, fore edges untrimmed, brown coated endpapers, binder's ticket of Burn & Co. to rear pastedowns. Wood-engraved portrait frontispiece, 52 plates, 2 lithographic maps, one folding. Tips and covers very lightly rubbed, vol. 2 spine gently rolled and faintly marked, folding map with closed tear at stub and short nicks at folds, still an excellent copy, the cloth bright and fresh, the contents clean. First edition. In 1869 "the Khedive Isma'il appointed Baker to a four-year term as governor-general of the equatorial Nile basin, with the rank of pasha and major-general in the Ottoman army. It was the most senior post a European ever received under an Egyptian administration. According to the khedive's firman, Baker's duties included annexing the equatorial Nile basin, establishing Egyptian authority over the region south of Gondokoro [modern-day South Sudan], suppressing the slave trade, introducing cotton cultivation, organizing a network of trading stations throughout the annexed territories, and opening the great lakes near the equator to navigation" (ODNB). "While most of the narrative involves travel and military adventure, there are several episodes of sport as well. Baker's troops bagged crocodile and hippopotamus, depicted in several fascinating engravings. South of Regiaf, the author bagged a pair of elephants, and attempted to collect a few more by using both Hale's rockets and the company's fieldpiece … Later, in Unyoro, he hunted antelope and lion while natives drove the game toward a series of nets" (Czech).

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      Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1874; 1873.. Small octavo, two volumes in one: pp. [1-9] 10-302; [1-7] 8-302 [303: publisher's imprint] [304: blank], nineteenth-century three-quarter green calf and marbled boards, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. First edition of BORDERS and first continental edition of UNTRODDEN PEAKS. Edwards's collection, A NIGHT ON THE BORDERS OF THE BLACK FOREST, was first published as a continental edition in 1874 by Tauchnitz and never published in England. The American edition published by Frederick A. Stokes Company in 1890 was apparently printed from the plates of this Tauchnitz edition. A collection of seven stories by "a master of the Victorian ghost story" (Bleiler) including the title story (one of her most famous), "Salome" ("Edwards's finest story ... unusual among Victorian ghost tales in its pathos." [Bleiler]), and "In the Confessional." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-24. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 603. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 258-59. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 140. Bleiler (1978), p. 67. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Bookplate of early owner Sydney Williams affixed to the front free endpaper. An early rebind without the original wrappers or the half title leaves. Calf rubbed at spine ends and corner tips and along outer joints, but still a very good copy. (#151686)

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        Trojanische Alterthümer. Bericht über die Ausgrabungen in Troja.

      Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1874 - Octavo (217 × 140 mm). Contemporary patterned paper boards, gilt fillets to spine forming compartments, Gothic title gilt to second on red ground. Extremities rubbed, old shelf-mark label to spine extending slightly over covers, various library ink-stamps to title page verso, pale foxing, variable faint tide-mark to fore and top edges, marginal ink-spot to p. XXXVI. A good copy. Vignette title page, full-page line-drawing, occasional symbols and Greek types to the text. First edition. Schliemann's identification of Hisarlik in north-west Anatolia as the site of Homeric Troy is still considered today "the greatest of all archaeological finds" (PMM). His methods, which involved the destructive use of dynamite, were widely criticised by later scholars, but at the time his account of his discovery enjoyed a popularity unequalled by any previous work in the field. Schliemann, the son of a pastor from Mecklenburg, made his fortune in business before devoting himself entirely to proving the reality of the Homeric epics. "In 1870 [he] started work at Hisarlik and by 1873, at the lowest stratum, he laid bare vast fortifications destroyed by fire and discovered a treasure of gold jewellery What Schliemann had in fact discovered is now known to be a pre-Achaean city, long preceding the Homeric city; but he had proved his initial thesis: here was the real site of Troy" (ibid.) Printing and the Mind of Man 362. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ismailïa. A Narrative of an Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade, organised by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1874 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, gilt panels enclosing large gilt block of a camel caravan to front boards, rear boards panelled in blind, fore edges untrimmed, brown coated endpapers, binder's ticket of Burn & Co. to rear pastedowns. Tips and covers very lightly rubbed, vol. 2 spine gently rolled and faintly marked, folding map with closed tear at stub and short nicks at folds, still an excellent copy, the cloth bright and fresh, the contents clean. Wood-engraved portrait frontispiece, 52 plates, 2 lithographic maps, one folding. First edition. In 1869 "the Khedive Isma'il appointed Baker to a four-year term as governor-general of the equatorial Nile basin, with the rank of pasha and major-general in the Ottoman army. It was the most senior post a European ever received under an Egyptian administration. According to the khedive's firman, Baker's duties included annexing the equatorial Nile basin, establishing Egyptian authority over the region south of Gondokoro [modern-day South Sudan], suppressing the slave trade, introducing cotton cultivation, organizing a network of trading stations throughout the annexed territories, and opening the great lakes near the equator to navigation" (ODNB). "While most of the narrative involves travel and military adventure, there are several episodes of sport as well. Baker's troops bagged crocodile and hippopotamus, depicted in several fascinating engravings. South of Regiaf, the author bagged a pair of elephants, and attempted to collect a few more by using both Hale's rockets and the company's fieldpiece Later, in Unyoro, he hunted antelope and lion while natives drove the game toward a series of nets" (Czech). Blackmer 66; Czech (Africa) p. 11; Ibrahim-Hilmy I p. 49. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Trojanische Alterthümer. Bericht über die Ausgrabungen in Troja.

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1874. - Erstausgabe. - „Das vorliegende Werk ist eine Art von Tagebuch meiner Ausgrabungen in Troja, denn alle Aufsätze, woraus es besteht, sind, wie die Lebhaftigkeit der Schilderungen es beweist, an Ort und Stelle, beim Fortschreiten der Arbeiten, von mir niedergeschrieben [.]. Eine meiner grössten Schwierigkeiten ist es aber gewesen, die enorme Schuttaufhäufung in Troja mit der Chronologie in Einverständniss zu bringen, und ist mir dies trotz langem Forschen und Grübeln nur theilweise gelungen [.]" (Einleitung). - „[.] Er vermachte Dörpfeld genug Mittel, sein Werk in Troja weiterzuführen. Beim Forträumen des Schuttes der früheren Ausgrabungen entdeckte Dörpfeld die mächtigen Mauern der sechsten Schicht. Schliemann hatte sie für lydisch gehalten, doch Dörpfeld konnte beweisen, daß sie zur selben Epoche gehörten wie Mykene. Dies war Homers Troja, wenn es je existierte: ein großartiger Abschluß von Schliemanns Lebenswerk [.]" (Carter/Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, S. 656). - Einband tlw. leicht berieben. Vorsatzblatt m. kl. Besitzvermerk. Titel m. Stempelrasur. Ein Textbl. gestempelt. Die letzten beiden Bll. mit kl. Wasserrand. Tlw. schwache Knickspuren. Durchg. (die ersten Bll. stärker) stockfleckig. - PMM 362; Borst 3245. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Gr.-8°. Mit Holzstich-Titelvignette. LVII S., 1 Bl., 319 (1) S., 2 Bll., Etw. späterer Lwd.-Bd. m. goldgepr. Deckel- u. Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Blank Cheque, a Fable, by The Author of "The New Belfry" and "The Vision of The Three T's."

      Oxford: James Parker & Co., 1874, 1874. FIRST EDITION. 1 vol., 6-1/2" X 4-1/4", 14pp.(i), bound in green cloth, vertical gilt lettered spine, marbled paper covers, lacking the original printed wrappers, VERY GOOD. Madan & Green No. 97

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      1874.. 1 p. (mm. 175 x 110), datato: Lunedi' 6 Luglio 74 (Villa d'Este), indirizzata a “Monsieur Liberato Aureli” (come si evince dalla busta allegata), di 11 righe. “Caro Signor Aureli, / Vi prego di ritirare il pacchetto del quale accluso (sic) l'avviso delle Strade Ferrate Romane, e di spedire mi lo qui, domani, - con una bottiglia del “Bitter Secrestat” da comprare al Magazzino di Ficheli, Piazza di Spagna. / Sabbato sera torno a Roma. / Mille affettuosi ringraziamenti / F. Liszt”. Esemplare ben conservato.

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      Roberts Brothers, Boston 1874 - This book is green wiht the title, author, and publisher on the spine in gold. The title is also on the front in gold. There is a border design engraved into the front and back covers. The endpapers are brown. They are a bit discolored. The free back endpaper is torn about two thirds of the way down. There is sheet music included in the text. The pages are whole and clean. The edges have turned brown, however Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan Shewing the ascertained deaths from cholera in part of the Parishes of St. James, Westminster, and St. Anne, Soho, during the summer and autumn of 1854

      George Stanford, London 1874 - Map. Colored engraving. Image measures 31.75 x 23" This rare map presents an tragic look at the regions in the parishes of St. James, Westminster, and St. Anne in Soho that were affected by the cholera epidemic or 'black death' during the 1854 Broad Street Cholera outbreak in London. The map extends from Oxford Street and Recent Circle south to Tichborne Street and east to Dean Street. Two areas are shaded in grey and represent 'Erroneously supposed position of the ancient plague pit shown in the map of the commissioners of sewers" and "Extent of craven estate corresponding with sites of pest-field". The map is detailed to the level of individual buildings, addresses, streets, pumps, sewer gates, side entrances, ventilators etc. Sewers are color-color coded according to year of completion. The map also marks the number of deaths classified by residents and non-residents. The Broad Street cholera outbreak of 1854 was the basis of John Snow's discovery that it was contaminated water and not air that spread cholera. John Snow, a physician at the time, conducted an elaborate investigation, after which he determined the source of the outbreak to be the public water pump at the intersection of Broad street (Broadwick Street) and Cambridge street (Lexington Street). This map reflects some of the work undertaken during the time of his investigations. . This particular map was issued in 1874 "Sixth Report of the Commissioners appointed in 1868 to inquire into the best means of preventing the pollution of rivers. The domestic water supply of Great Britain". The report was presented to both houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. The map is in very good condition with minor wear along the folds and some foxing. Map is ripped near top left margin where it was attached to the report with rip extending to the border.

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        Shirei Renanot (Liturgical Poems)

      1874. PENKAR, Shalom Joesph, editor. Shirei Renanot [liturgical poems]. Bombay, 1874-79. Octavo, modern brown calf. $1500.Scarce Bombay-printed collection of liturgical poems, in Hebrew.With title page in Marathi on verso of Hebrew title page; rest of text in Hebrew. Lithographed text. Yaari Bombay 101. Several paper repairs throughout, some with cellophane tape, chiefly marginal. A very good copy, binding fine.

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

      New York: Harper, 1874. First. hardcover. very good. Numerous illustrations from drawing by Melton Prior (Illustrated London News), and other artists. 2 folding maps. 510 pages, 8vo, green cloth (hinges repaired, covers scuffed and bumped). New York: Harpers, 1874. First Edition. Very Good. Small ownership stamp on title page.

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        Superb original watercolour sketch by the young Duke of Clarence signed "From Eddy" with the date (Christian Edward, Duke of Clarence, 1864-1892, Eldest Son of Edward VII)

      1874 - in pencil, the main picture shows two frogs in livery, both wearing green tail coats with gold epaulettes, one has a red hat and is holding a staff, the other is standing in a porch holding a large letter with a Royal crest and seal, the picture is surrounded with little soldiers, 1 side 8vo., no place, Together with a pencil note that is was "drawn by the Duke of Clarence when a child" and that it had been "Lent by Mrs Spartan"

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        Utah Central Railroad Spur Pass, signed by John Sharp and addressed to Civil War General Montgomery Meigs

      1874. Very good condition. A rare complimentary pass for the Morman-built Utah Central Railroad, a company founded by Brigham Young to connect Salt Lake City to the First Transcontinental Railroad, 40 miles to the north, in Ogden. The building of the spur was the critical link connecting Salt Lake City to the national rail system and the outside world. The engraved pass permitted Gen'l Meigs & Son, dated January 8, 1874, and signed by John Sharp. It reads "to Ogden and return". On the verso are "Conditions under with this ticket is issued", describing the company's policy in case of injury or loss of baggage. Union Pacific Railroad officials had declined to build the transcontinental line through Salt Lake City, a decision which displeased Brigham Young. He formed his own company, the Utah Central Railroad, which was incorporated in 1869. The spur was completed in January 1870. Brigham Young attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Utah Central, held in Ogden in 1869, digging the first shovel full of dirt. In 1870 he hammered in the final, commemorative spike, with the words "Holiness to the Lord" engraved on it. Four years later, when this complimentary pass was written out to the distinguished passenger General Montgomery Meigs, the general was still serving as Quartermaster General of the Army. Meigs is recognized for his exemplary role as supplier in chief for the North during the Civil War. In just one year following the First Battle of Bull Run (1861), with no effective system yet in place, Meigs set up the complete supply chain to feed and support the Union war effort. Meigs notably worked out the transportation for the shifting supply lines, via wagon and railroad. The Utah Central appears to have operated primarily a commercial line in its early years. Newspaper accounts from the early 1870s (the Utah Mining Gazette) show the acquisition of railroad materials including locomotives, cars, and rail. This 1874 complimentary pass for General Meigs has a surprisingly low number -- it is numbered 130 -- for a railroad spur which had been completed four years earlier. The line perhaps carried few complimentary passengers as it worked to establish itself. In November 1872 the line acquired a new locomotive made by Hinkley & Williams of Boston, at a cost of $14,000 (Deseret Evening News, November 7, 1872). By 1878, Union Pacific gained control of Utah Central. Union Pacific combined the shares owned by its officers and directors with the shares it had previously purchased from Brigham Young (5,000 of Brigham Young's original 7,600 shares). John Sharp (1820 - 1891) was Brigham Young's personal representative as well as representative of the LDS Church in transcontinental railroad construction negotiations with the Union Pacific Railroad. Sharp became an officer for the Utah Central Railroad and the Utah Southern Railroad, and a director for the Union Pacific Railroad, Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution, Deseret Telegraph Company, and Deseret National Bank. Engraved decorative border, with the name of the railroad engraved in elaborate font. 4 3/4 x 3 1/4". Original folds, with the original ticket punch at the right side, small crease left corner, some toning at verso.

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        Fromont jeune et Risler ainé. Moeurs parisiennes.

      Paris, Charpentier, 1874. - In-12 de 388 pages. Parfait état intérieur. Ex-libris Marcel de Merre. Demi-maroquin brun, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, couvertures conservées, non rogné (Champs). Edition originale en librairie. Le texte parut du 25 mars au 19 juin 1874 dans le "Bien Public", et fut réuni "en placards" tel que paru, sur deux colonnes, par l'Administration du Bien public. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        East India (Progress and Condition). Statement exhbiting the Moral and Material Progress and Condition of India, during the year 1872 - 73. Presented Pursuant to Act of Parliament. Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 2 June 1874.

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode 1874 - Folio. (32 x 21cm.) pp.xviii+236. Disbound. Folding coloured maps "A Map of India with the places named in the Statement for 1872-73." (overall 32 x 34cm.), "A Map of the Civil Divisions of India including Governments, Divisions, & Districts, Political Agencies, & Native Territories." with maps of "Cis-Sutlej Highland Estates Enlarged" and "Part of Central India Agency and Rajputana Agency Enlarged" (overall 32.5 x 51.5cm)and list of the Civil Divisions of India. Folding coloured maps "The Rainfall of India" (overall 32 x 33cm.), "A Map of the Irrigation Canals and River Basins of India" (overall 32cm x 28cm.), "A Map of Indian Railways, Telegrpahs, Ports & Lighthouses Caravan and Steam Packet Routes" (overall 32 x 33cm.). Single page map "Schemes for a Pamban Ship Canal" (overall 32 x 21cm.). Folding coloured map "The Forests of India 1873." (overall 32 x 33cm.), "An Index to the Geological Survey of India 1873." (overall 32 x 33.35cm.), "A Map of Trade Routes to Tibet from the Lower Provinces of Bengal and Assam" (overall 32 x 67cm.), "A Map of British India with its Dependencies and Political Agencies including Aden, Baghdad, Bushire, Muscat and Zanzibar. Also the surrounding States with reference to the Persian, Afghan, Beloochi, Turkish and Russian Boundaries, etc." (overall 32 x 66.5cm.). Two half page maps of "Calcutta Harbour Defences" and "Bombay Harbour Defences" (overall 32 x 21cm.). Folding coloured map "Military Map of India 1st March 1873." (overall 32 x 33.5cm.), "Index chart to the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India" (overall 32 x 33.5cm.).

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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