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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 //

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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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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        The Gilded Age

      American Publishing Company, Hartford 1874 - The Gilded Age by Mark Twain. First edition, later printing without the repetition on 351/352 and 352/353. Rebound in dark brown ¾ leather with brown pebble design marbled paper. As new binding. Paper labels. Publisher: American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1874. Light foxing on the blank verso of the frontispiece, occasional light foxing spot in the text, else an exceptionally clean copy with gilding on top edge. Round paperclip trace on second free endpaper. 574 pages plus appendix page. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-208. Price: $500. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        The Life and Habits of Wild Animals

      1874 - THE LIFE AND HABITS OF WILD ANIMALS. Harper, N.Y. 1874, first U.S. edition, folio, all edges gilt, 122 pages plus two pages of ads for other Harper books.With twenty full=page iilllustrations from designs by Joseph Wolf engraved by J.W. & Edward Whymper and with descriptive letter-press by Daniel Giraud Elliot. An outstanding copy featuring the art of one of the most famous wildlife artists.The setting is worldwide. An unusually nice copy with the original olive-green cover intact and with few blemishes, The gilt lion on cover and gilt lettering on cover and spine are intact and bright. There is only minor edgewear and the contents are tight and clean except for one slightly bent page. Considering its age, a Near Fine copy. $500.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1874. In twenty-two volumes. 22 volumes, octavo (201 x 129 mm). Contemporary red calf, brown morocco labels, elaborate tooling to spines gilt in compartments separated by raised bands, twin rule to boards gilt with corner-pieces, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Engraved frontispieces and half-titles and further engravings throughout. Some occasional light foxing, spines a little faded and rubbed, boards a little marked, an excellent set. A handsome library set of Thackeray's works.

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        Traité de Paléontologie végétale ou la flore du monde primitif dans ses rapports avec les formations géologiques et la flore du monde actuel. Atlas de 110 planches lithographiées.

      - Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1874. Folio (36.0 x 27.5 cm). 46 pp., 110 lithographed plates with over 1,800 figures of which about 60 nicely tinted. Original blind-tooled cloth, with gilt title on the spine and front board.l The atlas of this most important and beautifully illustrated palaeobotanical work. A smaller-sized text part was issued too, but is not included here. As usual some marginal foxing. Added: the 1869 J. B. Baillière 4 pp. octavo sales-leaflet announcing this publication: "Deux volumes grand in-8o avec un atlas de 100 planches grand in 4o lithographiées", with an outline of its scope and a complete list of chapters and contents. Apparently the number of plates was subsequently increased to 110. Nissen BBI, 1757. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        近世紀聞 初編 Verbatim Account of the Modern Times: Part 1

      Tokyo: Tsujioka Bunsuke 辻岡文助, Year 2534 (Meiji 7].1874]. Complete in 3 volumes. Volume I: [The Incident of Kaei 6 [1853]]. Volume II:[From Ansei 1 to 5 [1854-58]]. Volume III lacks its title label but would have read [From Ansei 6 to Bunkyū 2 [1859-62]]. Woodblock printed text. The elegant illustrations include a double page handcoloured copper engraving shows a busy street scene in Washington DC, a full page handcoloured copper engraving portrait of a seated Commodore Perry and 10 double page black and white woodblock illustrations. 75 folded leaves. Two prefaces by the co-authors; an undated preface by Jōno Saigiku 条野採菊 (1832-1902) and a preface by Somezaki Nobufusa 染崎延房(1818-86) in 1873. Bound in traditional Japanese stitched binding, paper covered wrappers. Occasional minor insect damage. Volumes measure 22.5 x 15cm. This set, the first in a series but complete in its self, is a historical work intended for young readers. The text, which is easy to understand, recounts the historical events in Japan from the arrival of the Black Ships led by Commodore Matthew C. Perry in 1853, to events such as the Edo government's signing of the Treaties of Amity and Commerce with five western nations, (the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, The Netherlands, and France) and the assassination of Chief Minister, Ii Naosuke in 1860.The authors, Somezaki Nobufusa and Jōno Saigiku, were popular writers and journalists active in the late Edo to Meiji period. Kinsei kibun 近世紀聞 of which this is the first volume, became a popular series with Parts 2 to 12 written by Jōno Saigiku. The illustrator, Sensai Eitaku 鮮斎永濯 [1843-90] was Kobayashi Eitaku 小林永濯, a Kano-School and ukiyo-e artist. Eitaku combined realism of western painting with his traditional Japanese style. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 158148).

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        Meridiana, or Adventures in South Africa. Meridiana: The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa.

      New York, Scribner, Armstrong and Co. 1874. FIRST AUTHORIZED US EDITION, FIRST STATE, 8vo. Publisher's tan cloth. Titles beautifully set out in gilt to the front board and spine with two strips of blind tooling travelling from the back to the front boards, including the spine. Pale yellow endpapers. Excellent, full page black and white illustrations throughout, including frontispiece. A little bumping to the spine and corners with some sunning to the spine area. Lovely pages, slightly toned with just a few foxing marks here and there; very good indeed. Part of Jules Verne's 'Voyages Extraordinaires' series, 'Meridiana', or 'Measuring a Meridian' is a hunting story, which aroused many a youthful sportsman's throbbing eagerness for the chase and gave him his first knowledge and his earliest enthusiasm for that heart-stirring excitement. Myers.

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        U.S. Coast Survey of Bay and Harbor of New York (2 map set)

      1874 - This is a two part un-joined map. This U.S. Coastal Survey map contains information about light houses and beacons, currents, light vessels, fog signals, and buoys. This map details Brooklyn, Jersey City, Hoboken, and part of Long Island. Outside nautical information, the map displays city grids, countryside, railroads, cemeteries, navy yards, ferries, and parks. This map was a collaborative effort and was prepared by J. Ferguson and E. Blunt; the topography by H. L. Whiting, S. A. Gilbert, A. M Harrison, F. W. Door, C. Rockwell and J. M E. Chan; and the hydrography was accomplished by R. Wainwright and T. A. Craven. Sandy Hook Bay, Raritan Bay, and the lower portions of Staten and Coney Island are included in the bottom portion o the map. The map provides sailing directions for Gedney's and Main Channels, South and Swash Channels, False Hook Channel, East Channel, and commentary for sailing through those locations. Current and tidal information is also shown. The map also illustrates geographic information for the surrounding countryside.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("WilhRaabe").

      Braunschweig, 11. III. 1874. - 2 SS. 8vo. An seinen Verleger Ernst Julius Günther in Leipzig, der ihm zunächst Teile eines fälligen Honorars zugeschickt hatte: "[.] Ich unterließ also, Ihnen die Quittung zu schicken, sowie meinen Dank für die übersendeten Freiexemplare [.] Eine Reclame für meine Bücher, wenn es sich nicht um eine drollige Einführung wie beim Chr[istoph] Pechlin handelte, konnte ich doch nicht gu[t] machen. Das verstehen eben Andere meiner Herrn Collegen besser: Ich habe nur meine Leser und werde dieselben zu jeder Zeit behalten. Sie müssen durch Anzeigen etc. für die Schriften wirken [.]".

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        The Works. In twenty-two volumes.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1874 - 22 volumes, octavo (201 x 129 mm). Contemporary red calf, brown morocco labels, elaborate tooling to spines gilt in compartments separated by raised bands, twin rule to boards gilt with corner-pieces, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Some occasional light foxing, spines a little faded and rubbed, boards a little marked, an excellent set. Engraved frontispieces and half-titles and further engravings throughout. A handsome library set of Thackeray's works.

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        Floating City, and The Blockade Runners

      New York: Scribner, Armstrong, 1874. First U.S. edition. Gilt-stamped decorated cloth, 286 pp., frontis., plates, publisher's ads. Covers just a bit rubbed and handled with very faint soiling mainly to spine and rear board, chipping at head and heel of spine and some loss at corners of boards, page edges tanned and a bit dusty, front hinge starting. [CHB]. 1st. Hardcover. Collectible - Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        The Baltimore Gun Club From the Earth to the Moon

      Has an inscription to Maj. McCaun?, from M. L. Scaudaris? (see picture) dated Aug. 19, 1874. Title page is missing, with the dedication page being the 1st page. Remaining pages are present, tight, have occasional spots, marks, but would be considered average. The condition of the cover is atrocious. This edition is of such rarity that it is probably worth a collector having an orange cloth facsimile cover made, just for appearance.

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

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

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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.

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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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        STORIA DEL CIELO

      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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        Gleanings From Nature: A Series of Twelve Etchings

      Thomas McLean 1874 - YOUNGMAN, JOHN MALLOWS. Gleanings From Nature: A Series of Twelve Etchings, London: Thomas McLean, 1874. Folio, 10 plates (2 lacking) about 10x14 inches or 25x35cm, beveled red cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration, black rules inside a black box. The plates are separated from each other by a leaf with a title and a brief verse and then another leaf, which is blank. Youngman, 1817-1899, here produced country scenes representing the area in which he lived, the artist says. That would be Saffron Walden in Essex, England. The missing plates are No. 4, The Abbey Farm, and No. 7, Hay Time - Audley End Park. The full list is shown below. This set is very scarce in the market, and Worldcat locates only 3 in institutional libraries, all in the U.K. See Catalogue of Prints, National Art Library (Great Britain), p. 362. Condition of this book: Covers darkened, stained and worn; leaves loose with some internal marks, images fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FROM THE CLOUDS TO THE MOUNTAINS. COMPRISING NARRATIVES OF STRANGE ADVENTURES BY AIR, LAND, AND WATER ... Translated by A. L. Alger ..

      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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        DISCURSOS HISTORICOS DE LA MUY NOBLE Y MUY LEAL CIUDAD DE MURCIA

      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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