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

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

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        Trojanische Alterthümer. Bericht über die Ausgrabungen in Troja.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Shirei Renanot (Liturgical Poems)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Fromont jeune et Risler ainé. Moeurs parisiennes.

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

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

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

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        The Scarlet Shawl. A novel.

      Tinsley Brothers, London, 1874. First edition of Jefferies first novel, published at the author's own expense; this copy being Miller & Matthews third variant, with the uncorrected dedication leaf and without advertisements. 8vo. 309pp. Professionally re-cased retaining the original decorated cloth but with new endpapers. Just a touch of very minor soiling to several leaf margins. A very good copy. Former owner bookplate to front pastedown. Miller & Matthews (B4.3) estimate a print run of 500 copies, issued in three batches in July 1874, spring 1875 and this third one sometime afterwards but before August 1877.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        The Fur Country. Or Seventy Degrees North Latitude

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1874. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. [1873] 1874. First American edition. Printed November, 1873 with a post-dated title page listing 1874, hence possibly the first edition in English, as the London edition was also issued that month. Very Good with front and rear inner hinges professionally repaired. Shallow chipping to cloth at spine ends, corners lightly rubbed through and a patch of board visible on the bottom edge of the front board, short tear at top of rear joint. Foxing to prelims and terminals, pages toned. A bright copy.

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      ANTISEMITISM ANTIQUE POLISH RUSSIAN BOOK JACOB BRAFMANN "ZYDZI I KAHALY" 1874 LWOW LVIV IN POLISH 156pp., 24 x 16 cm. SOFT COVER. COVER WORN, STAINED, SPINE OVERTAPED, TEARS TO EDGES. ¾ OF TITLE PAGE IS MISSING. DAMPING STAINS TO EDGES OF SOME PAGES SOME DAMAGES: TO p.54 LOWE CORNER IS MISSING ca. 5x5.5cm.; pp. 53-60 DETACHED; BINDING STARTED GETTING LOOSE   Brafmann ŻYDZI I KAHAŁY, Lwów 1874 Pełny tytuł: Żydzi i kahały. Dzieło wydane w języku rossyjskim w Wilnie w roku 1870 przez Br*anna (Żyda przechrzczonego), na język polski przerobione i przełożone przez K. W. Wydane: Lwów, nakładem drukarni J. Dobrzańskiego i K. Gromana w 1874 roku. Klasyka literatury antysemickiej, źródło inspiracji Fiodora Dostojewskiego, prekursor słynnych "Protokołów Mędrców Syjonu".   Brafmann JEWS AND Kahals, Lviv 1874 Full title: Jews and Kahals. The work published in rossyjskim in Vilnius in 1870 by Br * anna (Jew przechrzczonego), converted into Polish and translated by KW Published: Lviv, printing effort Dobrzański J. and K. GROM in 1874. Classic anti-Semitic literature, a source of inspiration Fyodor Dostoyevsky, a precursor to the famous "Protocols of the Elders of Zion". Brafmann евреев и Kahals, Львов 1874 1870

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        Les Pléiades

      Stockholm: Jos. Müller & Cie, 1874. First edition. Three quarter calf over marbled boards, five raised bands ruled in gilt, morocco lettering piece, five compartments with gilt flowers and decorations, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. A very good copy, spine and boards rubbed, owner's bookplate on front pastedown, scattered foxing, heavier to blanks and first and last few leaves.. 412 pp. The most important novel by Gobineau (1816-1882) whose later work is often overshadowed by his "Essau sur l'inegalitie des races humaines," written twenty years earlier. "Shows a debt to Stendhal (whom Gobineau, like Balzac, appreciated when few other critics did)" Harvey & Haseltine, p. 313. With the rise fascism and racial theories, and a look towards a mythological past, a Gobineau revival occurred in France between the two world wars. Cocteau wrote "Ce roman sublime enseigne que le destin travaille dans une zone oů nos signes d'intelligence cessent de signifier;" but Roman Rolland added the caution that in Count de Gobineau we see the "same avowed scorn for progress, for liberalism, for that 'humanitarian opium,' for democratic ideals -the same tragic and haughty vision of the struggle of the races- the same voluntary selection of absolute power in the State and Church, here below and in heaven above." (For a complete discussion see "Nineteenth-Century French Fiction Writers: Naturalism and Beyond, 1860-1900. Ed. Catharine Savage Brosman in Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 123). "Trés recherché," Clouzot, "Guide du bibliophile français : bibliographie pratique des œuvres littéraires françaises du XIXe sičcle." Carteret I, p. 346. Clouzot (Nouv.ed.) p. 134.

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        The Dramatic Works of Sir Aston Cokain, with prefatory memior, introductions, and notes

      WILLIAM PATERSON, EDINBURGH 1874 - General wear, tanned spine, foot of spine torn & partially detached, slightly soiled covers, small bookplate on inner front board, some foxing, and lightly age-toned page edges. DATE PUBLISHED: 1874 EDITION: 300 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque America; Or, The Land We Live In, Complete in Two Volumes

      New York: D. Appleton, 1874. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete in two volumes. 1872/ 1874. First edition. Hardcover, folio, uniformly bound in original light brown tooled leather with raised bands and gilt titles. Complete with 49 engraved plates and many in-text illustrations. Very Good. Light scuffing to leather along hinges, edges, and corners, rear board of first volume strained. Periodic light finger smudging, else internally clean, bright, and unmarked. A lovely set of this monumental work, edited by William Cullen Bryant. BAL 1732. Large set will require extra postage. Digital images available upon request. 2vol.

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        Villa And Cottage Architecture: Select Examples Of Country And Suburban Residences Recently Erected, With A Descriptive Notice of Each Building

      London: Blackie & Son, 1874. Hardcover. Contemporary three quarter brown morocco and light brown aubergine cloth. Near fine. (XII) 112 pages. 38 x 28.5 cm. Eighty engraved plates, plans, details and elevations to scale. "The present Work is devoted to houses of moderate dimensions or erected a a cost ranging from 500 to 2500 pounds sterling, but including some examples of more expensive character," located in London, The Midlands and Scotland -- Villas, Cottages and Lodges. Architects Who Have Contributed are noted. Glossary of Scottish Technical Terms. Engravings particularly fine, interior contents and plates fresh and clean.

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        Gleanings From Nature: A Series of Twelve Etchings

      Thomas McLean, 1874, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Fair Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. 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. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is loose but fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Britain/UK; 19th century; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52988.

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        Yacht-Reise in den Syrten 1873.

      Prag, Heinr. Mercy 1874.. kl.-4°. 6 Bll. 400 S. Mit 30 Taf. u. 34 Holzschn. im Text. Panorama fehlt. Ln. d. Zt. Mit auf dem Vorderdeckel mont. Orig.-Einbd. Exlibris am Vorsatz. Auf dem Tit. mont. Etikett mit der Aufschrif Leopold Salvator von Habsburg-Lothingen. Einige Bll. wasserrandig u. einige wenige stockfl. Kainbacher 253; Holzm.-Boh V, 10337 - Ludwig Salvator (1847-1915), war Erzherzog von Österreich und Prinz von Toskana. Er ist heute vor allem durch seine naturwissenschaftlichen und landeskundlichen Studien des Mittelmeerraums bekannt.

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        Report on the Topographical Survey of the Adirondack Wilderness of New York, for the Year 1873

      Weed, Parsons & Co, Albany NY 1874 - Publisher's green cloth. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. 290 pages : Numerous plates, 5 folded leaves of plates, 3 folded maps ; 24 cm. Color maps. Tear to the anchors of a few of the maps. 2 maps reattached and restored (tear separated them from the book's spine). Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. [Attributes: 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

      J. Burns, [1874], London - 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 wrapp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Kurort St. Moritz und seine Eisen-Säuerlinge. Mit Ansicht des Kurhauses, Karte des Oberengadins und meteorologischer Beilage.

      X, 150 Seiten. Hardcover Sehr seltene Originalausgabe von 1874, kein Reprint. Buch dem Alter entsprechend in gutem Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Angaben zum Zustand und detaillierte Fotos auf Anfrage. petrominera_alt. 056

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        Public Sale! In the City of Jackson Miss., at 10 o'clock, A.M. Saturday, May 16, 1874.

      Jackson Miss., April 14, 1874. Broadside, folio sheet 12" x 8 1/2", body of text is 14 lines, excluding bold print title, and identifying description. One side slightly uneven, minor margin fold or tear, no impact on text, a little foxing, slight margin stain; otherwise very good. This broadside advertises the sale of "condemned quartermaster's stores," including "1 Dump Cart, 1 Heating Stove, 1 Cooking Stove, Stove pipe and elbows, Mule Collars, Mule Bridles, Pumps, Oil-Cans, Steel Hoes, Steel Rakes, Scythe and Scythe Snaths, Hay-forks, Hatchets, Halter-chains, Cross-cut Saw, Hand saw, Monkey Wrench, Rasp, Paulins. Additional stuff includes camp and garrison equipment. Terms are for cash on delivery. The sale was to be held under the purview of Lieutenant L. O. Shelby of the 16 Infantry, which is sign by him in print.

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        Extraits des Historiens du Japon.

      G. Quantin, Paris, 1874 - Publies par la Societe des Etudes Japonaises. 8vo. 3 vols. 242pp. Lithographed printing. Original pictorial wr., rubbed and slightly chipped. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Desperate Remedies.

      New York: Henry Holt, 1874. 8vo, original decorated mustard yellow cloth, black lettering. ¶ Hardy's first novel, issued in Holt's Leisure Hour Series. Endpapers a little browned; fine copy.

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        THE COURTIN'

      Boston: James Osgood Co 1874 - Original brown cloth, titles in black, decoration in gilt and blind. Black endpapers, tissue guarded plates, all edges gilt. Minor foxing to half-title and final illustration, one tissue guard with vertical crease. A handsome NEAR FINE copy of this most attractive book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

      Henry L. Shepard, 1874 Henry L. Shepard & Co, Boston, 1874. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. [ Edouard ] Riou (illustrator). Second American Edition. [ Edouard ] Riou. Second American Edition. vi, [1], [1 blank], 9-294 pages. Handsome original red pictorial binding showing "the explorers aboard their raft in the volcano" on the front cover. Cloth. Second American edition of Verne's second book. The first edition of this work was published serially by Frank Leslie. The first American edition in book form was published by Scribner, Armstrong in Nov 8, 1873 based on the English translation by Griffith and Farran. The example offered here, was published by Henry L. Shepard & Co as a cheap edition, and announced in the July 1, 1874 issue of American Booksellers Guide, Shepard intended this edition to compete with the Scribner Armstrong edition of 1873. Other than the binding, which is quite nice, the production values show a less detailed eye - offsetting from other sheets, broken type in places, etc. Taves and Michaluk (V002) note the Scribner Armstrong edition contains 52 full page woodcut illustrations by Riou. This copy by Shepard has 2 figures with lanterns on the spine, and the 15 called for illustrations, with one further (Prof von Hardwigg) plus the vignette on the title page. Scribner responded to Shepard's challenge with a popular edition in plain cloth later in 1874 with 20 illustrations of their own. A nice early edition of this Verne classic not often found in the marketplace. Taves & Michaluk V002. Very good condition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Holland House

      London, Macmillan & Co., 1874. First Edition. Hard Cover. Two volumes: 2 p.l., [vii]-xvi, 289, [1] pages; 1 p.l., [v]-xi, 255, [1] pages, frontispieces, illus., portraits, facsimiles (part folding); 29 cm. A history and physical description of the residence of the Holland family in Kensington, London. Built in 1606, the mansion was bought in 1767 by English politician Henry Fox, first Baron Holland (1705-1774), and was made famous in the first forty years of the nineteenth century by the hospitality of Henry Fox, 3d Baron Holland, and his wife. Reformers such as Jeremy Bentham, Samuel Romilly and Henry Brougham; scientists such as Michael Faraday and Humphry Davy; writers such as Thomas Moore, George Byron and Sir Walter Scott and statesmen such as William Melbourne, George Canning and Henry Palmerston were frequent guests at the famous Holland House dinners. Bound in full blue leather signed "Bayntun Binder Bath". Magnificent large-paper copy; gift quality. Stock#OB585 oversize.

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        Five days after returning as Prime Minister, Disraeli writes to the former Governor of Bombay - "It has mortified me that, in the construction of the government, I have not succeeded in placing you in a becoming post … new men have arisen, whose claims could not be passed over…"

      London, England, February 25, 1874. 4.5" x 7". "Black-bordered Autograph Letter Signed ""B. Disraeli"" as Prime Minister, 4 pages, 4.5"" x 7"", front and verso on conjoined sheets. On ""2, Whitehall Gardens S.W."" embossed stationery, February 25, 1874. To Sir Seymour Fitzgerald. Possibly black-bordered because of his wife's death 14 months earlier. Fine condition.Headed ""Private."" In full, ""It has mortified me, that, in the construction of the government, I have not succeeded in placing you in a becoming post. During the eight Right Honorable years, sir which you have been absent from the House of Commons, two thirds of which were passed by us in a barren & gloomy opposition, new men have arisen, whose claims could not be passed over, & these only have been partially met. To effect even what I have done, I have been obliged to separate myself from colleagues to whom I am bound by personal friendship, as weak as public sympathy. I do not however wish you to misunderstand the feeling, as regards yourself, under which have made these arrangements, & that you should know from me personally, that if the opportunity offers to endorse your viscount, it will be most gratifying to Yours sincerely B. Disraeli.""Disraeli led the Conservative Party to victory in 1874 and returned as Prime Minister on February 20, 1874, just five days before he wrote this letter to Sir Seymour Fitzgerald (1818-1885) who was a Member of the House of Commons for Horsham (1848, 1852-1855). He served as Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1858-1859) and as Governor of Bombay (1867-1872). He was admitted to the Privvy Council and made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India and Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire. On his return to Britain, Fitzgerald again represented Horsham in Parliament from 1874 to 1875. In 1875, he was appointed by Disraeli as Chief Charity Commissioner.Deaccessioned from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, The Disraeli Project at Queen's University (1975-2014)."

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        The captivity of Hans Stade of Hesse, in A.D. 1547-1555, among the wilde tribes of eastern Brazil. Translated by Albert Tootal, Esq. of Rio de Janeiro and annotated by Richard F. Burton

      London: Hakluyt Society, 1874. First edition in English, 8vo, pp. [8], xcvi, 169; endpapers darkened, else a very good, sound copy in original blue cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine. The 57 page preface and 37 page introduction are by Richard F. Burton. Issued in the Society's First Series, Part II, Number 51. Captivity of the German sailor in the Portuguese colony of Sancte Vincente on the NE coast of South America, first published at Marburg in 1557. Casada 79; Penzer, p. 90; Borba de Moraes 837: 'On many occasions during his exile Burton had the opportunity to visit the sixteenth century fort of Betioga, near Santos, where Hans Staden was soldier in charge of guns. He read the famous book and recommended to his friend Albert Tootal that he should make a translation. . . this work reveals in Burton an excellent knowledge of Brazilian history and ethnography and the Tupi language'.

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        Picturesque America. The Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of The Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Canons, Valleys, Cities, and Other Picturesque Features of Our Country

      D. Appleton & Company, New York 1874 - Large quartos. 2 volumes: viii, 568pp, [1]; vi, 576pp. [1]. Volume I illustrated with frontispiece, engraved half title page and 22 more steel engravings. Volume II illustrated with frontispiece, engraved title page, and 23 more engravings. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt illustrated titles on front boards and spines. Marbled end papers. All edges gilt. Cloth covered boards are edge worn. Leather joints are rubbed. Hinges are tender. Light scattered foxing to contents. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Vilna; Bi-Defus Y. L. Mats 1874 - Period Boards. 8vo. XXVIII, 70 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Russian, Yiddish and Hebrew. Appears to be the first appearance of a Yiddish-Russian-Hebrew dictionary. Dictionary. Foreword in Yiddish. Contains grammar and dictionary. Scarce. Subjects: Russian language - Dictionaries - Hebrew. Russian language - Dictionaries - Yiddish. Russian language. Russisher vorter bukh; Shorshe leshon Rusya. Dictionaries. OCLC lists 5 copies (Harvard, Nypl, British Libr, CJH, Natl Libr Israel) . Light soiling and light foxing throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (YID-21-55) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      American Publishing. Very Good+ with no dust jacket; These "subscription" books were issued in . various styles of cloth and leather bindings. Collectors should be aware . that the early cloth bindings, unlike the bindings on Twain's later books, . are very hard to find in truly nice condition. The cloth and papers used . were relatively cheap quality and become brittle with age. This book has . original publisher boards; NOT REBOUND as is often the case for this work! . -- dark brown or black original cloth over boards. Decoratively stamped in . gilt, spine lettered in gilt, publishers logo blind-stamped on back cover, . also blindstamped details to boards. Plain endpapers. Appendix present . plus RARE (for some reason most copies have advertisements excised out) . 4pp pub. Adv. At rear. Top edge light brown. With more than 200 . illustrations and PLATES by eminent artists of the day! Fold-out . illustration @ page 246 -- almost 2 feet long -- present and in EXCELLENT . condition! Original publisher boards; NOT REBOUND as is often the case for . this work! -- dark brown or black original cloth over boards. Decoratively . stamped in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, publishers logo blind-stamped on . back cover, also blindstamped details to boards. Plain endpapers. THICK -- . 574pp; plus APPENDIX; plus RARE (for some reason most copies have . advertisements excised out) 4pp pub. Adv. At rear. Top edge light brown. . AND... With more than 200 illustrations and PLATES by eminent artists of . the day! Fold-out illustration @ page 246 -- almost 2 feet long -- present . and in EXCELLENT condition! Rubbing to board corners/lower half of outside . edge of boards; spine ends light rubbed, and some to spine edges. Small . previous owner stamp to second blank; an occasional fox mark.. 1874. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. With date of 1873 on Copyright Page and 1874 on Title Page [AS CALLED FOR]. THE GILDED AGE appeared at the end of 1873. Some copies carry an 1873 date, but most are dated 1874... Including most of the 60 ADVANCE REVIEW COPIES sent out in wrappers AND the copy that co-author Warner presented his mother on the day of publication. Copies with the earliest states of the text are found with both 1873 and 1874 title-pages. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 574 pages; Twain's first novel. Even Long Fold-out Illustration is NEAR MINT! .

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        Archiv der Pharmacie. Herausgegeben von E. Reichardt (später von E. Schmidt und H. Berckurts). 204. bis 246. Band (ohne Band 230)

      Selbstverlag des deutschen Apothekervereins, Halle 1874 bis 1908. in 41 Bänden 700 bis 1100 S. je Band mit Abbildungen und Tafeln, marmoriertes Halbleinen mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel auf Papier-Rückenschild, 3 Bände (die Bände 231, 232 und 233 in broschierten Einzelheften (jeder Band in 9 Einzelheften - so vollständig), Schnitt leicht angestaubt und Einbände teils leicht fleckig, Papier vereinzelt leicht braunfleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar (die broschierten Einzelhefte teils leicht beschädigt), Die Reihe in 38 gebundenen und 3 ungebundenen Bänden (ein oder 2 Bände je Erscheinungsjahr). Die Bände 218 und 219 sind gemeinsam in einem Band gebunden. Es fehlt Band 230 (Jahrgang 1892). Die ersten 24 Bände sind neben der laufenden Bandnummer noch mit einer Jahrgangsnummer bezeichet (53. bis 68. Jahrgang). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Chemie, Medizin, Pharmazie, Zeitschriften

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