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

      Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 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.

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        HISTORIC SKETCHES OF THE CATTLE TRADE OF THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST

      Kansas City, Missouri: Ramsey, Millett and Hudson, 1874. Light to moderate corner and edge wear. Gilt cover ruling and spine lettering. Previous owner's name in ink and pencil on a front preliminary page. Several pages have been repaired and secured with linen library tape including frontispiece and title-page. Numerous full-page and text illustrations. Three text pages ( pp. 89,90, 427) and eight pages of advertisements at the end are supplied in facsimile and are laid-in in their appropriate spots. In spite of the listed faults, this is a very acceptable copy of an exceedingly rare book on the cattle trade. According to Adams, this is one of the "big four" cattle books, written by a man who was instrumental in opening the market for Texas cattle. 427 pp. + adverts. See Howes M-72, Dary 166, Adams Herd 1385, Graff 2594, Streeter 2366, Reese 76, and Rader 2286. . First Edition, First Printing. Green Cloth. Rebound/No Jacket. Thick Octavo.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Franz Gf. Meran").

      Graz, 17. XII. 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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        Contributions to solar physics

      1874 - front., XXI, (3), 676pp., 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Slave Trade. No. 8 (1874). Correspondence with British representatives and agents, and reports from Naval Officers, relative to the East African Slave Trade. From January 1 to December 31, 1873. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. 1874. [C.-1064].

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1874. - Folio. IV, 160 pp. Sewn, with remains of former spine. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade, including the text of the treaty closed between the UK and Barghash bin Said, the Sultan of Zanzibar, for the suppresion of the slave trade. The Arabic dynasty of the Al-Saids ruled Zanzibar until the revolution of 1964. Barghash (1837-88), second Sultan of Zanzibar, was the son of Said ibn Sultan (1791?-1856), the last of the dynasty whose empire included not only Muscat and Oman, but also Zanzibar, where he had established his capital in 1840. Upon Said's death in 1856, quarrels ensued among his heirs, and his realm was divided: his third son, Thuwaini, succeeded him as Sultan of Muscat and Oman; and his sixth son, Majid, became Sultan of the wealthier Zanzibar, after whose death Barghash became Sultan. - Also includes an account of the murder of a British officer by natives; of a slave dhow run ashore at Ras Madraka on the coast of Oman; etc. Comprises: "Zanzibar" (pp. 1-108); "Reports from Naval Officers. - East Coast of Africa Station" (pp. 109-160). A good copy. Bennett 499.

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        TAKE THE CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND AND PACIFIC RAILROAD FOR PEORIA, DES MOINES, COUNCIL BLUFFS, OMAHA, CHEYENNE, DENVER, SALT LAKE, OGDEN, WHITE PINE, HELENA, CENTRAL CITY, VIRGINIA CITY, SACRAMENTO AND SAN FRANCISCO, AND ALL POINTS IN THE TERRITORIES; CHINA, JAPAN & OREGON. ELEGANT PALACE CARS ON ALL THROUGH TRAINS

      [New York: Eng.'d by Fisk & Russell, (Map), 1874]., 1874. First edition. First edition. 7" x 26" sheet, folds to 7" x 3 1/4," 16 panels, illustrated, map. One side is a black & white travel map with route detailed in heavy black ink. Map is titled "Map Of The Great Connecting Link Of Pacific Railways Between Chicago And San Francisco." Route travels from Chicago with all stops along the route named and travels through Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California. A return route from San Francisco to Chicago travels through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Indian Territory, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois. Many connecting routes are detailed with names of railroad carriers provided. There is much detail in the map including towns, cities, mines and the White Mining District in Nevada, army forts, and topography. The other side contains 8 panels, 4 of which contain timetables; one panel provides a pictorial view of the C. R. I. & P. Railroad Bridge across the Mississippi River at Davenport, Iowa, and another provides a view of the magnificent passenger depot of the C. R. I. & P. R. R. in Chicago, which was rebuilt in 1872; the remaining two panels are for the front and rear covers. A few fold tears and a few closed tears to the extremities have been repaired by a master paper conservator in order to protect this pamphlet for years of practical use. A near fine copy of a very scarce item.

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        THE PRINCIPLES OF SCIENCE - A Treatise on Logic and Scientific Method Two Volume Set

      London: Macmillan and Co, New York. Very Good. 1874. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First Edition of this classic work on Logic and Scientific Method. Two octavo volumes in original brick cloth bindings with gilt lettering at spines. xvi, 463, (1); vii, (1), 480 pp. Engraved frontispiece illustration of The Logical Machine in Volume 1. Clean and tight with some light foxing to verso of endpapers, cloth rubbed at lower corners and spine ends, short tear to cloth at lower spine of Volume 2. Pages of Volume 2 unopened. Quite scarce in this First Edition, especially in the original cloth bindings. William Stanley Jevons was a noted logician, economist and statistician. Jevons' earlier books General Mathematical Theory of Political Economy (1862) and The Theory of Political Economy (1871) have been described as the beginning of applying mathematical method in economics. Jevons pursued his work in logic simultaneously with his work in political economy. In 1864 he published a small book Pure Logic; or, the Logic of Quality apart from Quantity, incorporating a critique of Boole's system of logic. In 1870 his Elementary Lessons on Logic appeared and became a widely used elementary textbook on logic. In 1874 Jevons published his most important work on logic and scientific method -- the work offerred here Principles of Science: A Treatise on Logic and Scientific Method. In addition to honing the material from his previous work on pure logic and the substitution of similars; in Principles of Science Jevons posits the idea that induction is an inverse application of deduction. His examination of the general theory of probability and the relationship between probability and induction is clear and illuminating. The entire work is enhanced by concrete scientific illustrations drawn from his broad knowledge of the various natural sciences. Jevons treatise was a very important contribution to the development of logic in the nineteenth century. .

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        The Missionary Herald - 89 issues between 1853 and 1874.

      American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions - Broken run of issues of this monthly publication, "A Monthly Record of Missionary Intelligence." Stitched wraps. Covers are soiled, most have an owner's name. Several are detached or nearly so. Interiors are clean and tight.1853: August, September1859: December1860: February-June, October-December1861: April-June, August-December1863: January-March, May-December1864: January-June1865: December1866: January-December1867: February-March1868: January-April, August-December1869: January-August, December1870: February, May-September1871: January-February, August1872: January, July, August, November1873: July-September, November1874: March-May [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Compte-rendu de la Première Session. Paris 1873

      Maisonneuve 1874 - International des Orientalistes. Compte-rendu de la Première Session. Paris 1873. Paris, Maisonneuve, 1874-6. 2 vols in 8vo. I: (3) + pp49-584. With 56 plates (several hand-coloured); II: 532pp. With 5 plates. Title-pages in red & black. Engraved head- and tail-pieces. Bound in boards with original printed wrappers pasted on cover. Together with: Congrés International Des Orientalistes. Première Session. Paris 1875. Actes Du Comité National D'Organisation. Publiés par la Commission Administrative. Paris: Au Bureau du Congrès des Orientalistes, 28 Aout 1873. (i)-cxiv. Typographical engravings in text, 4-page insert of Japanese text (‘Congrès-international des Japonistes’ 4e circulaire’, with side heading – ‘48 Rue Monsieur-le-Prince, à Paris’). Original printed wrappers; edges untrimmed. Official report on the proceedings of the First Congress of Orientalists intended to change western attitudes to the east, especially Japan. The decade saw a craze for all things Japanese, and famousely inspired artists, writers and musicians (the word ‘Japonism’ was actually coined by Jules Claretie in L'Art Francais en 1872, 1872). The motivation behind this innovative Congress came from the multi-lingual scholar and teacher, Léon de Rosny (1837-1914), who has contributed several papers in this collection. De Rosny developed his interest in Far Eastern studies, especially Japanese, following the opening of Japan to the west in 1854. He founded the first Ethnographic Society in 1859, and began to acquire books as well as art objects with the aim of revolutionizing studies in the field. The Paris Exposition Universelle of 1867 was the first such occasion in which the Japanese participated whilst the first official Japanese mission took place in 1872, and Rosny arranged this Congress specially to coincide with the event. These handsomely produced volumes contain fine examples of oriental typography in the text, and many attractive plates on the history, culture, geography and artistic productions of Japan. Volume I contains sessions one to eleven between 1st and 5th September. Mainly devoted to Japanese studies (42 articles of a total of 65), these include papers on Japanese coins, ancient mirrors, historical monuments, temple inscriptions, on Japanese colours, their symbolism and relation to landscape; the transcription of texts into European languages, on the Ainu people (with accompanying photographs) and their texts, on tattooing in Japan, on the sources of Japan’s ancient history, relations with America, on the introduction of Chinese letters, early scripts, on literature and masterpieces of Japanese writing, on pronunciation, dialects and patois, the composition of poems. The agricultural session includes papers on silk and indigo, its preparation and culture, on the uses of manure in farming, on copper ore, and the extraction of minerals. Other papers discuss aspects of politics, religion, government and finances, the origins of the Japanese people, the feminine ideal in Japan, on plants and medicine, the affinity of the Finnish and Japanese languages. Articles on Chinese and Oceanic studies conclude the sessions. There is an index of the 58 contributors and delegates citing the broad variety of their interests and current positions. They are academics in the fields of linguistics, oriental studies, palaeontology, anthropology, ethnography and scientific research; also industrialists, members of Asiatic societies, diplomats, government ministers, a merchant, civil engineer, missionary, and travellers. Among these are Léon de Rosny, François Sarazin, Louis de Zélinski, Noël Duchateau, Imamura Warau, Joseph Halévy, Nomura Naokagu, Édouard Madier de Montjau, Le R.P.J.J. Langenhoff, Ed. Dulaurier and Robert K. Douglas. Volume II contains sessions twelve to twenty between 6th and 11th September. Papers and discussions are on Egyptian studies, Assyrology, Archaeology and Semitic studies, Iranian, Dravidian, Sanskrit, Buddhist [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Moses and Bacchus : a Mythological Parallel [bound with] Two Visions. The Pope and old Nick. The Pan-Anglican Synod and Bishop Colenso [AND] a small collection of periodical pieces by or concerning McSweeney

      London: J. Burns, [1874]. Very Good. 1874. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 47 & [1, ads] pages; An undated pamphlet [1874] with its original front wrapper included; full title is Moses and Bacchus : a Mythological Parallel In which it is shown that the history of the Jew Moses as recorded in the Bible, and that of the fabulous god Bacchus of the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, as given by the heathen poets, are identical. Also bound in is Myles McSweeney's pamphlet "Two visions. The Pope and old Nick. The Pan-Anglican Synod and Bishop Colenso." London: E. Truelove, 1867. 11 & [1, ad] pp., AND a small collection of periodical pieces by or concerning McSweeney from 'The Secularist, a liberal weekly review' (1876). Contemporary half calf over cloth decoratively stamped in a marbled pattern. The binding is now worn and rubbed, with repairs to the spine, which is missing small pieces at head and foot. This little volume represents all the available work of an interesting character in the small worlds of free-thinking, reform, and atheism in nineteenth century London -- Myles McSweeney [1814-1881]. There are two pamphlets and a carefully preserved multi-part contribution to a short lived periodical of the time, all saved and assembled by a noted collector of books and manuscripts, William Harry Rylands. One pamphlet is now rare, the periodical material comes from a tiny publication which did not last for two years in the 1870's, and the other pamphlet seems to be unrecorded (in modern times). First, a bit of biographical material about the author is in order. The most substantial biography available comes from an article in the 'Freethinker,' Volume 15, Part 1 (January 27, 1895), in which the sub-editor, J. M. Wheeler reminisces about some of the older avocates of atheism and free-thinking he has known. "Myles Mcsweeney. I was but a lad when I first heard the rich brogue of this Irish advocate at the Brill, Somer's Town, adjacent to the spot now crossed by the Midland Arches. The humorous way in which he referred to the myths of " Jasus and the Vargin" was irresistibly funny. His pet subject was the non-historical character of these legendary personages, and he brought to bear on his topic intimacy with the rites and doctrines of the Roman Church, in which he was educated,and a wide acquaintance with mythological lore. Born at Enniskillen in 1814, he early migrated to London, and, hearing the Rev. Robert Taylor at the Rotunda, in 1830, adopted the views of the "Devil's Chaplain." When I knew him he was a peripatetic stationer and book dealer, living in a very humble cottage down Westminster way. Yet his room was filled with books explaining "all the mythologies." Many of them were rare and valuable. There were the works of Drummond, Bryant, Maurice, Hoi well, Pluche, Savory, Asiatic Researches, etc., mostly picked up secondhand during his peregrinations. Nor were later books wanting, such as those of Dr. Inman, presented by the author, whom McSweeney supplied with many books, as he did also Bishop Colenso ... For his plainness of language about "Jasus and Mary," and what he considered the remnants of phallic worship in Christianity, he was regarded as coarse. Essentially he was not so. I well remember the fatherly way in which he advised me, while in my teens, to abstain from all indulgences and adopt the Stoic philosophy, which he not only held, but acted up to. For drawing my attention to the noble counsels of Antoninus and Epictetus I owe a debt of gratitude to this self-taught Irishman."Larn absthinince," he said, "afore ye thry motheration." Details of the three items bound together here -- Ad I: "Moses and Bacchus : a Mythological Parallel : in which it is shown that the history of the Jew Moses as recorded in the Bible, and that of the fabulous god Bacchus of the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, as given by the heathen poets, are identical." London: J. Burns, Progressive Library, Arnold & Co.; E. Truelove, Reformers Library, no date [1874]. 12mo. 47 & [1, ads] pp. Original terra-cotta printed front wrapper bound in (but no rear wrapper is preserved). Ad II: A series of articles which appeared in the short-lived London Periodical 'The Secularist, a liberal weekly review' (pubished only between Jan.1, 1876- May 26, 1877 ) -- A multi-part series of articles by Myles McSweeney titled "Is the Jesus of the Gospels A Man, A God, or a Myth?" There are two responses under the humorous title: "Is Myles McSweeney A Man, A God, or a Myth?" In all, this collection consists of extracts from the periodical, neatly clipped and mounted to paper sheets the same size as the first pamphlet, with neatly written notations of the date of publication supplied in ink. The 1895 article from the 'Freethinker' by J. M. Wheeler is helpful about this exhange: "He [Myles McSweeney] sold me some books, said to be "worth their weight in gold," and lent me others, from some of which I enlarged drawings for his lectures. Every Sunday he went from place to place discoursing on some phase of his constant theme. On one occasion I recollect that he took the chair for Mr. Bradlaugh at the Hall of Science, when our leader was lecturing on some similar topic to his own. I once accompanied McSweeney to a meeting of the old Anthropological Society to hear a paper by the Rev. Dunbar Heath. Myles opposed, and afforded much amusement by his rich brogue, and the Irish humor with which he satirised the lecture. At this meeting William Simpson— "Crimean Simpson," of the Illustrated London. News, who was as good an antiquarian as he was an artist—was present and spoke. Some years afterwards, under the pen-name of Phandye, Simpson contributed to the Secularist, when under the conduct of Mr. Foote, an amusing skit, entitled "Is Myles McSweeney a Man, a God, or a Myth?" applying his own principles to resolve the living man into a solar hero. Myles was a good-humored man, and took the skit well." Wheeler is usefully informative in supplying the real name for the pseudonymous author of "Is Myles McSweeney a Man, a God, or a Myth?" -- William "Crimean" Simpson [the well known artist responsible for the superb 'The Seat of War in the East, from eighty-one drawings made during the war in the Crimea" - a standard and much-sought plate book in the trade]. Simpson was also quite interested in religion and archaeology. During the second Afghan war, a just a year or two after the exhange preserved in these rare pages, Simpson's interest nearly cost him his life. On 15 October 1878, Simpson left London en route to Afghanistan to provide illustrations of the war. Traveling via Lahore and Peshawar, he passed through the Khyber Pass and witnessed the 'first shot' fired at Ali Masjid. He became friendly with Sir Louis Cavagnari and the latter encouraged Simpson with his explorations of ancient Buddhist stupas in and around the Jalalabad Valley. While the Peshawar Valley Field Force was encamped at Jalalabad and later Gandamak, Simpson was allowed to have some soldiers to help him excavate Ahin Posh Tope. When it was decided to send a mission to Kabul, Simpson applied to go but was turned down. His primary interest in accompanying the mission was to visit the giant Buddhas at Bamyan, but had he gone to Kabul, he probably would have been killed liked the rest of the mission. Luckily he survived, and in the final few years of his life, published a treatise on 'The Buddhist Praying Wheel' [1896]. There is more about these relevant interests of his in Simpson's posthumously published autobiography in 1903. One quibble: Wheeler's memory failed him as to Simpson's pseudonym adopted for the 'Secularist' -- it really was "Uter Pendragon." [Wheeler suffered another slight failure of memory when he compiled his substantial and still-useful book: 'A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers' (1889). While he did devote an entry to his old friend Myles (alongside some good company, including Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Ethan Allan, among many others) -- Wheeler spelled his surname: "MacSweeney" -- adding the extra "a" just to make life interesting for future internet searchers... Ad III: McSweeney, Myles. "Two visions. The Pope and old Nick. The Pan-Anglican Synod and Bishop Colenso." London: E. Truelove, 1867. 11 & [1, ad] pp. This is entirely in verse, rhyming couplets, no less. No evidence whether this two-penny pamphlet had wrappers remains. None are preserved with this copy, and I cannot find another recorded in modern times. The publisher, Edward Truelove [1809-99], proprietor of the "Reformers' Library" in High Holborn, is interesting. Truelove early in life embraced the views of Robert Owen and for years was secretary of the John Street Institution. For a year, he worked at the Owenite utopian community of New Harmony, Indiana. In 1852, Truelove opened his own bookstore in the Strand and later opened another shop in Holborn. He published Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary, Paine's complete works, d'Holbach's System of Nature, and Taylor's Syntagma and Diegesis. In 1858, after he published Tyrannicide by W.E. Adams, Truelove was charged with blasphemy, but the prosecution was withdrawn. In the 1870s, Truelove served four months in prison for the publication of Robert Dale Owen's Moral Physiology, addressing population and birth control. According to historian Joseph McCabe, "His admirers presented him with £200 after his release." Myles McSweeney, fellow bookseller and the central figure of this rare volume, likely would have found this award to his first publisher to be an astounding fortune. His residence in London, (which James Wheeler referred to as a "very humble cottage down Westminster way...") was actually Number 1, Clark's Cottages, Regent Street. McSweeney would be even more astounded to know what the ground under his long-gone cottage is now worth. One wonders where the contents of his "room ... filled with books explaining 'all the mythologies' are now? I can find no record of "Myles McSweeney" as a provenance in any institution which keeps and publishes records of such things. It is a different matter for the collector who assembled this volume, and whose handsome figural bookplate ["W. Harry Rylands" -- printed on pale blue paper] is mounted to the front paste-down endpaper. The Bodleian Library, Oxford, has a substantial collection of manuscripts collected and compiled by William Harry Rylands 1847-1922) -- an antiquary and freemason. According to the section head for his collection on the Bodleian web site... "The first section of Rylands MSS. collection reflects his interest in the history of the [Masonic] order. In his later years he became interested in genealogy and heraldry, and edited several volumes for the Harleian Society. The bulk of this collection relates to these subjects." In his meticulous way, Rylands preserved in this small volume a bit of nearly-unrecoverable history of British free-thought and atheism. All three constituent parts of this volume are rare now. There are copies of 'Moses and Bacchus' preserved in the London School of Economics, The British Library, and also at Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, and the National Library of Scotland. [OCLC Number: 234131591 adds Columbia University]. The 'Secularist' is preserved in the collections at Yale, University of Wisconsin, and the British Library [see OCLC Number: 173728506 ]. I can find no modern record of any holding of the 1867 McSweeney tupenny pamphlet in verse. [Google does offer two late nineteenth century reports of the State Library of New York referring to this (presumably as an acquisition). Where is that copy now? .

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

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

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE TRIAL OF SUSAN B. ANTHONY, ON THE CHARGE OF ILLEGAL VOTING, AT THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOV., 1872, AND ON THE TRIAL OF BEVERLY W. JONES, EDWIN T. MARSH AND WILLIAM B. HALL, THE INSPECTORS OF ELECTION BY WHOM HER VOTE WAS RECEIVED

      Rochester, N.Y., 1874. vii,212pp. Bound to style in half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Titlepage reapired on outer margin. Light tanning, otherwise internally clean. Very good. The scarce published transcript of the famous 1873 trial in which Anthony was convicted of illegal voting and fined $100. She had cast a vote in the 1872 presidential election in Rochester (voting for Ulysses S. Grant). After her conviction, she told the court: "I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty" and, true to her word, she did not. The work also includes an account of the trial of the three election workers who accepted the votes of Anthony and fifteen other women.

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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). - 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. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 12°. 144 S., HLdr. d. Zt. a. 3 Bünden m. Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückentitel, Kopf-Rotschnitt u. dem eingeb. grünen OUmschlag. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recherches Experimentales sur l�influence que les modifications dans la Pression Barometrique exercent sur les phenom�nes de la vie.

      G. Masson, 1874., Paris: - 8vo. 167 pp. 6 plates of Bert�s apparatus. Contemporary-styled quarter morocco, marbled boards. Fine. FIRST EDITION in book form, off-printed from the Annales des Sciences Naturelles for April of the same year, of Bert�s first book on high and low pressure physiology, a precis of his monumental La Pression Barometrique which was then in production. This book contains the essence of some of his findings presented in full in his larger work. It may properly be described as an "incunable" of the new science of hyperbaric medicine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aus den Heimatbergen. Originalsteinzeichnungen. Persönliche Ausgabe. Dankbarst gewidmet von der Wohlfahrtsaktion des Verbandes der Berufsmilitärgagisten Österreichs.

      4. Titel m. Widmung und aufgezogener Farblithographie (11 x 7 cm), 1 Bl. (Inhaltsverzeichnis), 32 Tafeln in Farblithographie (15,7 x 16 cm) in Passepartout mit Seidenhemdchen. Grüne Originalleinenkassette mit unter ovalem Glas montierter Farblithographie (Bergmotiv), und goldgeprägtem Titel. - Die in kräftigen Farben ausgeführten Farblithographien zeigen: (Titel:) Bergkirche (unidentifiziert), Schloß Pitten, Aspang, In Payerbach, Ruine Klamm, Weinzettelwand (mit Viadukt der Semmeringbahn), Auf die Rax, Beim Knappenhof (bei Reichenau an der Rax), Preinerwand (Prein an der Rax), Kahlmäuer (Rax), Schneeberg von der Rax, Baumgartnerhaus (Schneeberg), Schneebergkirchlein (mit Schneebergbahn), Kaiserstein (Schneeberg), Schneebergwände, Weg zum Schneebergdörfl (bei Puchberg am Schneeberg), Linz, Hallstadt, Traunkirchen, Graz, Mariazell, Erlaufsee, Millstättersee, Maria Wörth (Wörthersee), Salzburg, Aufgang Kapuzinerberg (Salzburg), Golling, Innsbruck, Zimbaspitze (im Montafon), Kitzbühel, St. Jakob am Arlberg, Forchtenstein. - Die vorliegende Kassette ist laut Titelblatt eine "persönliche Ausgabe dem hochwohlgeborenen Herrn F. Fritsch dankbarst gewidmet". - Der Künstler Fritz Koziol (um 1874 - nach 1934), Maler und Graphiker und Oberstleutnant a. D., schuf in den Zwanzigerjahren des vergangenen Jahrhunderts zahlreiche österreichische Ansichten, die in verschiedenen Zusammenstellungen herausgegeben wurden. Widmunsträger ist Franz Fritsch, Inhaber der 1864 gegründeten Welser Kunstmühle. - Vollständig selten! Kassette tadellos erhalten, Widmungsblatt mit Knickspur, Inhaltsverzeichnis gebräunt, einige wenige Seidenhemchen mit Faltspuren. Die Lithographien in vorzüglicher Erhaltung!

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Victorian Verse Manuscript on all kinds of spiritualism -- Buddhism, Hinduism, Astrology, Numerology and the Kabbalah

      1874. Quarter Modern Red Morocco. Cloth boards. . Wonderfully erudite, dense, eccentric and strange manuscript, filled with what we believe is mostly, and probably entirely, original verse, other than a few ascribed quotations. Unique, not just in the sense that any manuscript can be said to be, but also as a type of manuscript, not like anything we have previously seen, let alone handled. N.p. 8vo. 22 by 17.5 cm. Unpaginated, 124 leaves, with content on all rectos and three versos. We count about 40 pages with illustrated content -- this can be small vignettes, or especially decorative and elaborate letter devices, but we excluded simpler letter devices from inclusion. Throughout there are smallish examples of illumination as well. The album features calligraphy throughout, in varying styles (Gothic primarily), together with writing in a neat cursive which we would not consider calligraphic, and also other scripts used, such as Hebrew, Greek, Sanskrit, and Arabic, and the author switches freely from English to these other languages, as well as Latin, French and Olde English. With the Old English, we do not know enough as to whether he is using the real thing or he is concocting a mock version of it -- the same may be true of the Ancient languages or Sanskrit, for all we know. The unifying thrust and theme of the album is spiritualism and mysticism. The author's attitude towards this broad topic is not straightforward. Surely he was fascinated, but was he a true believer, an agnostic or an iconoclast having a bit of fun with the elaborate rigmarole of it all? At times, he seems earnest, at others, tongue-in-cheek, and yet others, a bit of both. One of the pleasures of reading through the manuscript is coming upon the bursts of sly humor. This is evident even on the first dedication page (there are two dedication pages), when he writes: “To a womanly woman! Otherwise called Her Majesty of England . . . “ Below which, with an actual small feather held by an ink drawing of a hand, come some over-the-top invocations, “Say: A single hande thus woike hath wroughte . . . “ Also, the verse throughout generally reads as light verse, with rhymed couplets abounding, often verging on doggerel. One can sense repeatedly, when the meaning is obscure, that there is an element of inside joke to the writing. We suspect the author himself had no particular meaning other than to revel in enigmas and puzzles. A fair amount of space is devoted to numerology, with rhymed riffs on various numbers such as seven and twelve – these can go on for three or four pages, and within them are whimsical associations. Here are a few lines for 12, written under the title of “Infernal”: “Twelve hath its Evil Compound, legends tell,/ Twelve different Circles probe the lowest hell,/ . . . Twelve marks the hour of the Felon's doom,/ Twelve strokes the sinking makes before he drown,/ Twleve ‘tis the Secret of the Debtor's gloom,/. . . “ In these lines, and many others, we can not help noticing the similarity to Freemason gobbledygook. Whether or not this was a conscious inspiration, and we believe it was, with illustrations of pyramids and the like, the author revels in the esoteric and opaque in the same way. We describe the album as dense, and we mean this down to many a page, in which there can supplement the main text footnotes, or sidebars, sometimes running vertically in the margins, and montaging of text bits. In the footnotes, the author parades his learning. Or is it at times a parody of scholarship? With Eastern religions being of great interest, there are quite a few poems relating to India, and Indian scenery is the source of some of the most exquisite illustrated vignette. ,

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        Recherches Exp�rimentales sur l�influence que les modifications dans la Pression Barom�trique exercent sur les ph�nom�nes de la vie.

      Paris: G. Masson, 1874. Paris:: G. Masson, 1874.. 8vo. 167 pp. 6 plates of Bert�s apparatus. Contemporary-styled quarter morocco, marbled boards. Fine. FIRST EDITION in book form, off-printed from the Annales des Sciences Naturelles for April of the same year, of Bert�s first book on high and low pressure physiology, a pr�cis of his monumental La Pression Barom�trique which was then in production. This book contains the essence of some of his findings presented in full in his larger work. It may properly be described as an "incunable" of the new science of hyperbaric medicine.

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        Victorian Verse Manuscript on all kinds of spiritualism -- Buddhism, Hinduism, Astrology, Numerology and the Kabbalah

      , 1874. 1874. Quarter Modern Red Morocco. Cloth boards. . Wonderfully erudite, dense, eccentric and strange manuscript, filled with what we believe is mostly, and probably entirely, original verse, other than a few ascribed quotations. Unique, not just in the sense that any manuscript can be said to be, but also as a type of manuscript, not like anything we have previously seen, let alone handled.N.p. 8vo. 22 by 17.5 cm. Unpaginated, 124 leaves, with content on all rectos and three versos. We count about 40 pages with illustrated content -- this can be small vignettes, or especially decorative and elaborate letter devices, but we excluded simpler letter devices from inclusion. Throughout there are smallish examples of illumination as well. The album features calligraphy throughout, in varying styles (Gothic primarily), together with writing in a neat cursive which we would not consider calligraphic, and also other scripts used, such as Hebrew, Greek, Sanskrit, and Arabic, and the author switches freely from English to these other languages, as well as Latin, French and Olde English. With the Old English, we do not know enough as to whether he is using the real thing or he is concocting a mock version of it -- the same may be true of the Ancient languages or Sanskrit, for all we know. The unifying thrust and theme of the album is spiritualism and mysticism. The author

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        History of North American Birds-3 Volume Set

      Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1874 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished with One Hundred Portraits from the Indian Gallery in the War Department at Washington

      Caxton Press of Sherman & Co. for D. Rice & Co, Philadelphia 1874 - folio [20 x 14 inches]). Text: "Billy Bowlegs" portrait as frontispiece to volume II of text; atlas of plates: 120 hand-coloured lithographs after Karl Bodmer, Charles Bird King, James Otto Lewis, P. Rhindesbacher and R.M. Sully, drawn on stone by A. Newsam, A.Hoffy, Ralph Tremblay, Henry Dacre and others, printed and coloured by J.T. Bowen and others. Expertly bound to style in uniform navy half morocco over the original blue cloth-covered, richly gilt spines divided into five compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with repeat decorative motif built up from small tools, marbled endpapers, gilt edges The last folio edition of one of the most important 19th-century works on the American Indian, and one of the most important colour plate books produced in America in the age of lithography The first folio edition was issued by E.C. Biddle from 1836 to 1844, and reissued by F.W. Greenough and Daniel Rice. The number of different printers and lithographers involved in the project speaks to the complicated production of the most elaborate plate book published in the United States up to that time. The present final edition of McKenney & Hall was issued by the firm of D. Rice, whose father took over the initial project as publisher in the early 1840's. This edition differs from the original folio edition in significant ways. Most importantly, a plate is added, the portrait of the Seminole chief Billy Bowlegs which appears as a frontispiece in the second text volume, making this the most complete form of the work. Also, this edition was published without the map, table, and facsimile signatures of subscribers which appeared in the original edition, and also removes James Hall's name from the titlepage, only crediting McKenney. This edition is also unusual for the number plates that are included with no publisher's credit line. The reason for this is not known, but Christopher W. Lane states that 'there was no single date at which these no-imprint variants were run off'. In other words, they could date from the 1830's onwards, although he goes on to note that their first recorded appearance is in an 1842 issue of volume I of the 3-volume folio edition. McKenney and Hall's Indian Tribes of North America has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portrait plates are based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. 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 Native Americans 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 Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LES EPAVES - Pièces condamnées. - Galanteries. - Epigraphes. - Pièces diverses. - Bouffonneries.

      Bruxelles, chez tous les libraires, 1874. - In-12 de 4 ff., (faux-titre en noir, double frontispice page de titre),-163 pp. Demi-maroquin Bradel à coins, filets dorés sur les plats, dos lisse orné de tiges de feuilles et fleurs avec têtes de mort le tout doré (reliure signée : CARAYON), couvertures imprimées conservées. Troisième édition imprimée sur papier vergé. Entre le titre et le faux-titre même frontispice que dans l'édition originale de : Amsterdam, à l'enseigne du Coq, (Poulet -Malassis), 1866. Eau-forte de Félicien ROPS en double état un en sépia un en noir et blanc. Publié en 1866, le recueil regroupe vingt-trois pièces que Baudelaire n'a pas pu ou n'a pas voulu intégrer aux Fleurs du Mal. Elles sont ici augmentées des Galanteries, Epigraphes, Pièces diverses et Bouffonneries. Ces "bribes, morceaux poétiques condamnés ou inédits.", selon les mots de l'éditeur Poulet-Malassis, renforcent ainsi le recueil pour cette seconde édition des épaves. (réf : Carteret, 1, 128 ; Oberlé, 847 ; Vicaire, 1, 348). A signaler rousseurs sur les tranches et rousseurs dans le texte, très belle reliure. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Recherches zoologiques. Quatrième partie. Études sur les poissons.

      - Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, [1874]-1915. Folio (35.0 x 27.0 cm). [viii], 265 pp., 20 lithographed plates of which 15 are chromolithographed and finished by hand [1, 1bis, 1ter, 2, 3, IV, 5, 5bis, 5ter, 5quat, 6, 7, 8, 8bis, 9, 9bis, 10, 10bis, 10ter, 11quint (error for 10quint) ], one text engraving. Recent green half morocco over marbled boards. Gilt lettered spine with six raised, gilt-bordered bands.= A fine and rare complete copy of this superbly illustrated work on the fishes of Central America and the Caribbean, with the descriptions and illustrations of many new and poorly known species. The work forms part four of the "Mission Scientifique" comprising 13 volumes. This volume is particularly rare in a complete state, such as this copy, as it was published in instalments over a period of over no less than 40 years. Many of the fine coloured plates, heightened with gum-arabic, are by Bocourt and lithographed by Mesnel. "This well-known study of Central American natural history was issued in parts, some of the sections being still incomplete" (Wood). Léon Louis Vaillant (1834-1914) was a noted French ichthyologist and herpetologist and professor of reptiles and fishes at the Paris Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle and "thus came to hold the chair of Count de Lacepède and Dumérils and inherited responsibility for the then-largest collections of reptiles and fishes in the world" (Adler). Marie Firmin Bocourt (1819-1904) combined zoological knowledge with great artistic qualities. It was in fact he who initiated the "Mission scientifique" series, together with the ichthyologist and herpetologist Auguste Duméril (1812-1870). First few leaves with an insignificant marginal dampstain, some inoffensive spots on text leaves, but generally very clean, and with fine, accurate colouring. Adler [1], pp. 58-59; Cat. BM(NH) II, p. 605; Dean II, p. 574; Wood p. 466. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [MANUSCRIPT] Etude philologique sur les inscriptions cunéiformes de l'Arménie

      [Trabzon, Turkey : 1874]. Manuscript in ink, folio, in original ribbon-tied gatherings, ff [1 title leaf], 131, most leaves written recto and verso, with transcriptions of Urartian cuneiform inscriptions accompanied by comparative examples in Assyrian cuneiform, Hebrew and Arabic throughout; the verso of the final leaf is inscribed and dated by the author Trébizonde [i.e. Trabzon, Turkey] le 15 Fbre. 1874, Dr. L. de Robert; the manuscript is complete, clean and legible. The original manuscript of the French Assyriologist Louis de Robert's ambitious attempt to decipher the language of the cuneiform inscriptions of Lake Van. The work was a major undertaking in the field of comparative Semitic philology, and was published in 1876 as Etude philologique sur les inscriptions cunéiformes de l'Arménie (Paris : E. Leroux). The Urartian language - Vannic or Chaldean as it was known in the nineteenth century - is attested from inscriptions in the Lake Van region of eastern Anatolia that date to the first half of the first millennium BCE. The language was spoken by the inhabitants of the kingdom of Urartu, and was written using a simplified form of Neo-Assyrian cuneiform script. The inscriptions at Lake Van were first discovered by the German Friedrich Eduard Schulz in 1826. From around 1850, following Henry Rawlinson's decipherment of Assyrian cuneiform, a number of unsuccessful attempts were made to decipher the Lake Van inscriptions. In 1873 Louis de Robert travelled to Anatolia to study them at first hand. His explanation of the Vannic language, contained in the present manuscript completed at Trabzon early in 1874, is based on the false assumption that the language was related to Assyrian. In fact, Vannic, or Urartian, proved to be completely unrelated to both the Semitic and Indo-European language families: the only other language with which it has affinities is Hurrian, the two languages being the only members of the Hurro-Urartian family. The language of the Lake Van inscriptions was finally deciphered in 1882 by the English Assyriologist A.H. Sayce. This manuscript was written by Louis de Robert on the shores of the Black Sea at Trabzon, one of the oldest urban centres in Anatolia, immediately after his visit to Lake Van. In addition to its obvious philological interest, there is a very real sense in which the work can be considered an early example of Romantic Orientalism.

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        A "volume of photographic portraits" compiled by William Henry Brearley of Detroit, Michigan.

      (Detroit: Will H. Brearley, 1874). Square 8vo, 16.5 x 14.5 cm, contemporary dark green morocco, quotation from Longfellow gilt-stamped on the upper board within a blind-stamped frame, a.e.g. One leaf of text with a printed index on the recto and a facsimile of a holograph "Advertisement" by Brearley, explaining the book, on the verso; the two pages of text are followed by 12 leaves with 96 mounted small (5.5 x 3.8 cm, but dimensions vary slightly) photographic copies of carte de visites and cabinet photographs of distinguished men and women. ¶ An unusual compilation of photographic portraits of notable individuals from a wide-ranging vocations: the military, theater, sideshows, suffragettes, writers, scientists, and the pulpit, among others. At the foot of each image is a facsimile of the subject's signature. In the prefatory "Advertisement," William Brearley writes "This volume of portraits has been prepared at the urgent solicitation of many friends, who desire to share with me the satisfaction of possessing the photographs and autographs of the distinguished persons represented, and to be aided in their study of physiognomy and chirography by the examination of this varied but representative collection. The photographs and autographs were obtained only by long and patient effort, extending over a period of ten years and involving an expense of several hundred dollars. A limited number of copies are issued and will be furnished only on special order . . . Will H. Brearley August 1, 1874 Detroit, Mich." The portraits and autographs include those of Lincoln, Grant, Gladstone, Bancroft, Emerson, Hugo, Longfellow, Whittier, Holmes, Clemens, Nast, Darwin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, Grace Greenwood, Anna Dickinson, Susan B. Anthony, Victorian Woodhull, Nathan Bedford Forest, and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thumb. The quotation on the upper board about the "lives of great men" is from Longfellow's poem "A Psalm of Life," first published in 1838, though it is curiously dated here October 15, 1873. ¶ William Brearley (1846-1909) was an interesting member of the Detroit literary and cultural scene in the second half of the 19th century. Among his published works are two novels and a history of the 17th Michigan Infantry and its engagements in Tennessee. He worked for the Detroit News, and was one of the founders of the Detroit Art Museum. His papers are at the Detroit Public Library. Contemporary signature in pencil dated 1874 on the index page. Edges rubbed; two portraits slightly damaged from having once adhered to each other; in very good condition.

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        Prince Serebrenni. Translated from the Russian by Princess Galitzine.

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1874. 2 vols, 8vo, orignal decorated green cloth, gilt decorations and lettering. A scarce and important Russian historical novel by A.K. Tolstoy (1817-1875), novelist, playwright, poet and cousin to the better known Leo Tolstoy. Prince Serebrenni centers on Ivan the Terrible and the politics of his era. Edges just slightly rubbed; edges lightly foxed; fine copy.

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        De totius Africae descriptione, libri IX.Antwerp, Johannes Laet, 1556. 8vo. With printer's device on title-page. Later sheepskin, gold-tooled flat spine, each side with blind-tooled coat of arms.

      Adams L-480; Belg. Typ. 1874; Gay 258; South African Bibliography III, p. 86. First Latin edition of a justly celebrated work on African geography by the Islamic scholar Hasan ben Muhamed el-Wazzan-ez-Zayyati (1485-1552), better known under his Latin name Johannes Leo Africanus. His work long remained the principal source of information on the geography of Africa in general and the Sudan in particular. He is thought to have written his description of Africa directly in Italian, although he certainly relied also on Arabic notes, some of which he might have composed while travelling in Northern Africa.With owners' inscriptions and library stamps. Title-page slightly dirty and the prilims and last leaves with a faint waterstain. Spine slightly damaged and most of the tooling gone, front hinge reinforced, but otherwise in good condition.

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        A "volume of photographic portraits" compiled by William Henry Brearley of Detroit, Michigan

      (Detroit: Will H. Brearley, 1874), 1874. First and only edition. OCLC 21286125 records one copy at the Detroit Public Library and OCLC 678079568 records one copy at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Both of these copies are incorrectly but understandably described as "lacking the title page.". Edges rubbed; two portraits slightly damaged from having once adhered to each other; in very good condition.. Square 8vo, 16.5 x 14.5 cm, contemporary dark green morocco, quotation from Longfellow gilt-stamped on the upper board within a blind-stamped frame, a.e.g. One leaf of text with a printed index on the recto and a facsimile of a holograph "Advertisement" by Brearley, explaining the book, on the verso; the two pages of text are followed by 12 leaves with 96 mounted small (5.5 x 3.8 cm, but dimensions vary slightly) photographic copies of carte de visites and cabinet photographs of distinguished men and women. An unusual compilation of photographic portraits of notable individuals from a wide-ranging vocations: the military, theater, sideshows, suffragettes, writers, scientists, and the pulpit, among others. At the foot of each image is a facsimile of the subject's signature. In the prefatory "Advertisement," William Brearley writes "This volume of portraits has been prepared at the urgent solicitation of many friends, who desire to share with me the satisfaction of possessing the photographs and autographs of the distinguished persons represented, and to be aided in their study of physiognomy and chirography by the examination of this varied but representative collection. The photographs and autographs were obtained only by long and patient effort, extending over a period of ten years and involving an expense of several hundred dollars. A limited number of copies are issued and will be furnished only on special order . . . Will H. Brearley August 1, 1874 Detroit, Mich." The portraits and autographs include those of Lincoln, Grant, Gladstone, Bancroft, Emerson, Hugo, Longfellow, Whittier, Holmes, Clemens, Nast, Darwin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, Grace Greenwood, Anna Dickinson, Susan B. Anthony, Victorian Woodhull, Nathan Bedford Forest, and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thumb. The quotation on the upper board about the "lives of great men" is from Longfellow's poem "A Psalm of Life," first published in 1838, though it is curiously dated here October 15, 1873. William Brearley (1846-1909) was an interesting member of the Detroit literary and cultural scene in the second half of the 19th century. Among his published works are two novels and a history of the 17th Michigan Infantry and its engagements in Tennessee. He worked for the Detroit News, and was one of the founders of the Detroit Art Museum. His papers are at the Detroit Public Library. Contemporary signature in pencil dated 1874 on the index page.

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        Kaika Mondo [Dialogue on Civilisation]

      Izumiya Kanemon et al. 1874-1875, Tokyo - Published as 2 v. in 4 pt. Original bindings, slightly soiled. Binding of v.1, pt.1 slightly foxed. Title slips with small nics, those of v.1 pt.1 and pt.2 with hand-writing on (hand-inscriptions to versos of v.1 pt.2 and v.1 pt.1 also). Light water-stains to volumes, particularly v.1 pt.1. `Kaika Mondo` was published as a text on the problems surrounding the great societal upheaval in Japan initiated by the Meiji Restoration (itself a consequence of the opening of Japan to US and foreign trade). Includes 8 colour woodblock-printed illustrations by Kyosai. Kawanabe Kyosai was a famous Japanese Edo/Meiji period woodblock print artist, who was an apprentice of Utagawa Kuniyoshi and pupil at the Kano School, and who often focussed on Japanese folklore in his artworks. Four volumes, complete, published as: V.1 (part 1, part 2) and V.2 (part 1, part 2). Text in Japanese. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Complete Works, Second Illustrated Edition in 30 Volumes ( Leather Binding )

      Chapman and Hall. LEATHER BOUND. B01AHHAUKU Chapman & Hall; London, No Date[1874-1891]. The Illustrated Library Edition[Reprinted] The Works of Charles Dickens. Complete in 30 octavo volumes (8 11/16 x 5 1/2 inches). Illustrated with plates after the originals by "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Browne), George Cruikshank, Frederick Walker, Edwin Landseer, Daniel Maclise, John Leech, Marcus Stone, George Cattermole, and Luke Fildes. An unsophisticated but presentable set in late 19th century half[spine & tops] brown calf leather binding with matching marble boards/page edges/end sheets, 5 slightly raised spine hubs but rather in-ornate gilt tooling and no labels, title and author are directly on the spine, all edges marbled. Condition is nice, hinges are all strong, no markings, besides light shelfwear only fault is some random small scattered drops of paint to bindings A very good to Near Fine set."This the best edition of my books is, of right, inscribed to my dear friend John Forster, biographer of Oliver Goldsmith, in affectionate acknowledgment of his counsel, sympathy, and faithful friendship during my whole literary life" (printed dedication leaf in Volume I of The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club). Titles included Pickwick, Nickleby, Chuzzlewit, Old Curiosity Shop, Reprinted Pieces, Barnaby Rudge, Hard Times, Sketches by Boz, Oliver Twist, Dombey, Copperfield, Pictures from Italy, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, and Christmas Books, Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, The Uncommercial Traveller, A Child's History of England, Christmas Stories, and Drood.We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Very Good.

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        SCROPE; or THE LOST LIBRARY

      ROBERTS BROTHERS, Boston 1874 - First edition. Original violet/brown cloth. Also seen in green. No priority established. Titles stamped in gold on the front cover and spine. Re-backed with original ( faded) spine laid down. Original chocolate brown end papers replaced with hand-made marbled papers that complement the binding. Some fading to top edge of front board where it was stored on a shelf with a smaller book . Some rubbing to bottom rails. A Faint previous owner's blind stamp to original end paper. A SCARCE very early bibliomystery title with antiquarian books, book-selling and book auctions featuring prominently in the plot!Printed in double columns. Binding tight. No foxing. A sophisticated copy with as little restoration possible to preserve the book . VERY GOOD+. Serious inquiries welcomed. More pictures on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Annalen der Oenologie - Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift für Weinbau, Weinbehandlung und Weinverwerthung ( Band 1 - 4, Originalausgaben 1870 - 1874 )

      - 1., 2., 3. und 4. Band von 9 Bänden -, Band 1: VIII S. + 464 S. + 4 S. Inserate + 10 teils gefaltete (1 farbig) lithographierte Tafeln, desweiteren 24 Holzstiche im Text = Band 2: X S. + 576 S. + 11 zumeist gefaltete (1 farbig) lithographierte Tafeln , desweiteren 24 Holzstiche im Text = Band 3: VI S. + 502 S. + 10 zumeist gefaltete lithographierte Tafeln, desweiteren 3 Holzstiche im Text und Band 4: XII S. + 584 S. + 6 zumeist gefaltete lithographierte Tafeln , desweiteren 13 Holzstiche im Text, Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel, schöne farbige Vorsätze, etwas unfrisch, Eraltung 2 //

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        Émigration au Kansas (États-Unis de l'Amérique du Nord). Le Kansas, ses ressources et produits, ses concessions gratuites de terres, conseils pratiques aux émigrants, la compagnie du chemin de fer du "Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway" et ses immenses possessions réputées les meilleures terres du centre des États-Unis.Antwerp, Frédéric Tuetey (Colophon: Paris, printed by Lahure), [1874]. 8vo. Modern half calf, original blue printed wrappers preserved.

      WorldCat (1 copy); not in Sabin. Second copy located, of the second edition of a very rare pamphlet recommending emigration to Kansas, by George de Pardonnet, appointed special agent of immigration in the state of Kansas. The work contains general information on Kansas such as its geography, population and climate, as well as information and numerous tips for future immigrants, especially farmers. Chapters are devoted to the possibilities for the acquisition of land, the average income of farmers, costs of agricultural products and cattle, but also to the commerce and industry in Kansas, its education, religion, and transport systems. At the end of the work, on pp. 45-52, lists can be found of salaries that can be expected in different branches, and of the prices of a wide variety of objects, including furniture, provisions and tobacco. The first edition is very rare as well, of which we could locate two copies: one in the Bibliothèque National in Paris and one in the Huntington Library, San Marino. We could only locate one other copy, in the Yale University Library. Only slightly browned with a few small spots. A very good copy.

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        Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours - Le Docteur Ox

      1874. relié. D'OccasionétatCorrect. Hetzel, 1874. In/4 reliure éditeur en percaline rouge dite "A l'obus", doré trois tranches, 211 et 217 p. Coiffes amorties avec usures ; usures également sur les bords du cartonnage et sur les coins ; rares rousseurs éparses, coutures solides. Rare cartonage a l'obus Biblio Jauzac p. 197.

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        Robert Helmont Etudes et paysages EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: E. Dentu, 1874. Fine. E. Dentu, Paris 1874, 11x18cm, relié. - Edition for of wich no leading copies exists. Bound in half morocco chocolate shagreen, back with five nerves decorated double gilded boxes enriched their centers golden figure Sarcey, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats paper bowl, contemporary binding. Precious autograph signed by the author to his friend Sarcey. A discrete annotation pen at the top of the title page probably from the hand of dedicatee, nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin maroquiné chocolat, dos à cinq nerfs orné de doubles caissons dorés enrichis en leurs centres du chiffre doré de Francisque Sarcey, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Alphonse Daudet à son ami Francisque Sarcey. Une discrète annotation à la plume en tête de la page de titre probablement de la main du dédicataire, agréable exemplaire.

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        History of Merchant Shipping and Ancient Commerce

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle,, 1874-76. In Four Volumes. With numerous Illustrations. 4 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles and decoration to spines gilt and black, decorative frame to front covers black surrounding gilt vignette, single rule frame blocked in blind to rear covers, fore edge untrimmed, yellow coated endpapers. With 4 folded colour maps as frontispieces, black and white illustrations to text. Spines gently rolled, slight bumps to extremities, closed tear to map in vol. 1, production fault to foot of pp. 7-8 of vol. 2. An excellent handsome set. First edition, first impression. Lindsay, a shipowner and MP, who had run away from home to be a seafarer and "in 1839 received a sabre wound from a pirate, whom he then shot dead" wrote a number of works on naval and mercantile laws, "however, his monument as a writer is his authoritative four-volume History of Merchant Shipping" (ODNB). An uncommon set complete, with only 5 copies traced at auction since 1908.

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        Prince Serebrenni. Translated from the Russian by Princess Galitzine

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1874, 1874. First edition in English. Sadleir 3190, who has this under Leo Tolstoy; not in Wolff; OCLC records nine copies, four in the British Isles and five in the US. Edges just slightly rubbed; edges lightly foxed; fine copy.. 2 vols, 8vo, orignal decorated green cloth, gilt decorations and lettering. A scarce and important Russian historical novel by A.K. Tolstoy (1817-1875), novelist, playwright, poet and cousin to the better known Leo Tolstoy. Prince Serebrenni centers on Ivan the Terrible and the politics of his era.

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        My Life on the Plains Or, Personal Experiences with Indians

      New York: Sheldon & Company. Good. 1874. First Edition. Hardcover. Blind embossed blue cloth boards with black and gilt imprint and bison head illustration. Heavily rubbed and bumped corners and edges. Soiling and a few dampstain spots including a lighter area on the lower front. Front signatures pulling. Soil on edges and endpapers with light dampstains on rear endpapers. Former owner's names and inscriptions on first free endpaper and third leaf. Text has soil on a few pages, a few pencil marks, and a few dog-ear creases, with eight plates as called for. First book edition of Custer's memoir, originally serialized in 1872 and published just two years before Custer's death at Little Bighorn. Howes C 981.; B&W Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 256 pp .

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        Desperate Remedies

      New York: Henry Holt, 1874, 1874. First American edition, second issue binding. Purdy, page 5, Subsequent Editions; NCBEL III, 981. Endpapers a little browned; fine copy.. 8vo, original decorated mustard yellow cloth, black lettering. Hardy's first novel, issued in Holt's Leisure Hour Series.

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        THE EARLY HISTORY OF FORMOSA: Translated from the French of Father De Mailla, S.

      Shanghai [1874?] Loureiro & Co. Wrappers, lacks front cover, slightly toned, small black spot top above title, else clean 13.3 x 21 cm., 21p., with back cover, bit dusty. VERY RARE ! Father De Mailla, S.J. [1699-1748] Jesuit missionary; born 16 Dec., 1669, at Château Maillac on the Isère; died 28 June, 1748, at Peking, China. After finishing his studies he joined the Society of Jesus in 1686, and in 1701 was sent on the mission to China as a member of the order. In June, 1703, he arrived in Morocco and thence set out for Canton, where he acquired a thorough knowledge of the Chinese language and style of writing, and devoted himself particularly to the study of Chinese historical works. * When the Emperor Khang-hi entrusted the Jesuit missionaries with the cartographical survey of his empire, the provinces of Ho-nan, Tshekiang, and Fo-kien, and Island of Formosa fell to the lot of Father Mailla along with Fathers Regis and Hinderer. As a mark of his satisfaction, the emperor, when the work had been completed, conferred on Father Mailla the rank of mandarin. When he was fifty years old he began the study of the Manchurian tongue, and made such progress that he was able to translate into French the "Thoung-kian-kang-mou", an extract from the great Chinese annals, which the emperor had prepared in the Manchurian language. * He finished the translation in several volumes in the year 1730, and in 1737 sent it to France, where it lay for thirty years in the library of the college at Lyons, Ferret, who purposed publishing it, having died. On the suppression of the order the college authorities gave the manuscript to the Abbé Grosier on condition that he would see to the publication of the work, which had long been awaited with interest by the learned world. Not long after, the work appeared under the title: "Histoire générale de la Chine, ou Annales de cet Empire; traduit du Tong-kiere-kang-mou par de Mailla, Paris, 1777-1783", in 12 volumes, with maps and plans. In 1785 a thirteenth volume followed. Besides Grosier, the Orientalists Deshauterayes and Colson were mainly responsible for the publication. Mailla's work even to this day provides the most important foundation for any connected presentation of history of China. * Mailla is also the first European scholar to whom we owe a detained knowledge of the "Shuking", the classic historical work of the Chinese, most of its books being included in his translation. Mailla, also, in order to promote the work of the mission, compiled some edifying books in Chinese; the most important being lives of the saints, and meditations on the Gospels of the Sundays throughout the whole year. In "Lettres édifiantes" there are some interesting letters from him on the persecution of the Christians which took place in China during his time. When he died, in his seventy-ninth year, he was buried at the expense of the Emperor Khiang-lung, many people being present at the obsequies. The above quoted liberally from on line Catholic Encyclopedia: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09538c.htm * DATE: The date is questionable, and NUC also gives this a date of "1874?" since they are also unsure. This work was reprinted from "The Celestial Empire." **** BIBLIOGRAPHY: NUC locates four copies in U.S. libraries, with entry 19790820, accession no. : OCLC: 5291471, WorldCat. * Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph-Anne-Marie_de_Moyriac_de _Mailla#Works. * http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09538c.htm *** DATE: The date is questionable, and NUC also gives this a date of "1874?" since they are also unsure. This work was reprinted from "The Celestial Empire." ****** .

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        Mineral map and general statistics of New South Wales, Australia. [title on map: Sketch map of New South Wales showing the localities of the principal minerals, 1876].Sydney, Thomas Richards, 1876. 8vo. With a folding chromolithographed map by G.W. Sharp after J. Taylor (37.5 x 44.4 cm). Original publisher's printed lavender wrappers, with a woodengraved view of the Sydney University on the back.

      Ferguson 13171a. First edition of a mineralogical map, showing the entire province of New South Wales, together with an index to the colours and a list of proclaimed gold fields. There are no separate text pages, instead the letterpress explanatory text is printed on the inside of the front wrapper (general chapter about the province) and in 7 sections on the back of the folding map. Six of these sections list all kinds of relevant data collected in 1874 and 1875, such as population, trade per head of the population, figures of international trade, length of railways, amount of live stock, and the output of the coal, tin, gold and copper fields. The final section advertises the province for settlers in a series of 11 "advantages of new South Wales as a home for the emigrant", such as ready employment, cheap cost of living, good soil and climate, great mineral resources, Sydney and its harbour, etc. "All this may be enjoyed among a people whose whole social lise is so like Home that it is scarcely possible for the emigrant to feel like 'a stranger in a strange land'" (advantage 10).Edges of wrappers faded with a tiny tear. A very good copy of this mineral map.

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        De totius Africae descriptione, libri IX.Antwerp, Johannes Laet, 1556. 8vo. With printer's device on title-page. Later sheepskin, gold-tooled flat spine, each side with blind-tooled coat of arms.

      - Adams L-480; Belg. Typ. 1874; Gay 258; South African Bibliography III, p. 86. First Latin edition of a justly celebrated work on African geography by the Islamic scholar Hasan ben Muhamed el-Wazzan-ez-Zayyati (1485-1552), better known under his Latin name Johannes Leo Africanus. His work long remained the principal source of information on the geography of Africa in general and the Sudan in particular. He is thought to have written his description of Africa directly in Italian, although he certainly relied also on Arabic notes, some of which he might have composed while travelling in Northern Africa.With owners' inscriptions and library stamps. Title-page slightly dirty and the prilims and last leaves with a faint waterstain. Spine slightly damaged and most of the tooling gone, front hinge reinforced, but otherwise in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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