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        SUMMERING IN COLORADO.

      Denver. 1874. - 158pp. plus [5]pp. advertisements and fourteen mounted photographs. Original brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Contemporary ownership inscription on front pastedown, dated 1880 in Colorado. Some scattered light tanning in text, else clean. Eight contemporary botanical specimens mounted on blank pages throughout text; some minor offsetting from specimens. First photographic leaf loose. All the photographs are bright and clean and show rich tonality. Near fine. Published to promote tourism, this work contains images of Central City, Boulder Canyon, Clear Creek Canyon, Grand Crater, Rainbow Falls (Manitou), Monument Park, and more. All the photographs are by Collier of Denver. This work is usually found with from four to eight mounted photographs, although this copy has the rare full complement of fourteen. Unlike many Colorado pieces, the scenes are all over the state and not concentrated around Colorado Springs. All the photographs show landscape scenes. This copy is inscribed to Henry B. Atherton at Glen Eyrie, 1880, by "a friend in Colorado." Atherton was likely a New Hampshire attorney and Civil War veteran who had been wounded in the Peninsular campaign. Glen Eyrie, a tudor-style mansion near Colorado Springs, was built during the 1870s by William Jackson Palmer, a retired Civil War general who made a fortune in western railroads. A lovely work with the rare full complement of photos and an interesting provenance. MARGOLIS, TO DELIGHT THE EYE 13 (with 10 photos).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Phineas Redux ?

      Chapman and Hall, London 1874 - Holl. Frank. First Edition. With 24 wood engraved plates after Frank Holl. 2 vols. 8vo. Sadleir, Trollope, # 41 Bound in three quarter blue morocco and cloth, t.e.g. by Bayntun, Bath. Bookplate Joseph Spencer Graydon. Spine sunned, else fine With 24 wood engraved plates after Frank Holl. 2 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Private Printer, His Ballad Book. [WITH] The Private Printer, hys Catnach Garland. [WITH] Addenda. The Private Printer, His Ballad Book. [Three works in one volume, each privately printed by the author at his Rochester Press in an edition of FIFTEEN COPIES ONLY]

      [St. Pancras, London]: Rochester Press, 1874 - 1875 - 1875. First edition. Hardcover. Good. [St. Pancras, London]: Rochester Press, 1874 - 1875 - 1875. First edition. [ii],22; [iv],45,[1]; [ii],14pp. All three parts illustrated with vignettes throughout (some of these apparently by the author), and printed in a variety of coloured inks (black, red, brown and blue) §Full titles and imprints read: [1] The Private Printer, His Ballad Book. No publisher, no date [1874]; [2] The Private Printer, hys Catnach Garland. Being the Illustrated Ballad List which, with 'Ye Lady of Leedes Castle,' is designed as a Companion Volume to ye Ballad Book. Saynte 'Pancredge' [i.e. St Pancras, London]. Set Up and Ymprynted att "Ye Rochester Press," by Master Camden Crookedstaff, himself. Fifteen copies only. 1875; [3] Addenda. The Private Printer, His Ballad Book. [No publisher, no date (1875?)]. §COPAC: Bodleian only for the first two parts; the Addenda does not appear to be held anywhere. §Bertram Dobell in his Catalogue of Books printed for Private Circulation (1906) has this to say: 'This is perhaps the most curious production of Mr. Roffe's Press. It consists chiefly of a collection of titles of Catnach ballads which it was Mr. Roffe's desire to reproduce. Extracts are given from the ballads, and the book is interspersed with a number of humorous and grotesque woodcuts. Though I am not prepared to say that this work has much value as literature, I do think that any one with the least tincture of the bibliomania will value it for its oddity and quaintness.' Front free endpaper bears the following pencilled inscription in what must be Roffe's hand: ' "The Private Printer his ballad Book," "Catnach Garland", &c[.] 15 copies only printed. All written, set up and printed by Edwin Roffe, 48 [illegible] Street, St. Pancras, at the Rochester Press" 1874-5.' Original blue boards with white paper spine (latter darkened, and titled in ink). Endpapers tanned, but otherwise clean internally. Spine ends showing some wear and fragility . In other respects a very good copy. (Additional images available on request). §An attractively-printed curiosity from this eccentric publisher whose press was active from the late 1850s onwards, producing similarly tiny runs; the whereabouts of only one other of the 15 copies manufactured (and that seemingly lacking the third part) currently known.

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        Uebersichts-Plan der Etschfluss-Regulirung von der Passermündung - St. Michele.

      L. v. Craricini lith. -- Lith. Anstalt v. C. A. Czichna in Innsbruck.: um 1874 - grenzkolor. Lithographie, 24 x 336 cm Faltplan in Halbledermäppchen, teilkoloriet, erstellt zur Planung der Etsch, die Ende des 19. Jahrhundert durchgeführt wurde. - Bikbliotheksstempel auf Innendeckel, ansonsten tadelloser Erhaltungszustand.

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        Sunshine and Storm in the East, or Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1880.

      Pp. xx, (ii), 448. With two folding coloured maps (of the route of the voyage and Cyprus), nine wood-engraved full page plates with tissue guards and more than 100 wood cut illustrations throughout the text. Publisher's pictorial cloth, richly gilt, designed by Gustave Doré. Old inscription on half title. First edition. Annie Brassey and her husband travelled the world for many years in their private yacht "Sunbeam". Lady Annie wrote four travel accounts which became immensly popular. This narrative treats two voyages; one in the western Mediterranean in 1874 and another in 1878 to Cyprus and Constantinople. Blackmer 195. Robinson p. 203

      [Bookseller: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books]
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        THE FROZEN DEEP AND OTHER STORIES .

      Richard Bentley and Son, London 1874 - Octavo, two volumes: [i-vii] viii [1-3] 4-5 [6] 7-10 [11] 12-248; [1-2] [i-v] vi [1-3] 4-282 [283-284: blank], original brown cloth, front panels stamped in black, spine panels stamped in gold, rear panels stamped in blind, top edges untrimmed, pale yellow coated endpapers with publisher's ads, First edition. Collects three short novels, "The Frozen Deep," "The Dream Woman: A Mystery, in Four Narratives," and "John Jago's Ghost; or, the Dead Alive." First book appearance of Collins's rewritten narrative version of "The Frozen Deep," originally written in collaboration with Charles Dickens as a play in 1856. "The Dream Woman: A Mystery, in Four Narratives," is one of Collins's best horror stories. This version of "The Dream Woman" (Collins's third and most effective) is an expansion of "The Ostler," first published in the Christmas issue of HOUSEHOLD WORDS for 1855, and "Brother Morgan's Story of the Dream Woman" collected in THE QUEEN OF HEARTS published by Hurst and Blackett in 1859. "The final version of "The Dream Woman" [is] well worth the effort of tracking down . The story's climax is unsurpassed in the author's work." - Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, p. 237. "John Jago's Ghost" is a crime story based on one of the most famous murder cases in nineteenth-century American criminal law. Two brothers confessed to a murder they did not commit and, based on circumstantial evidence, were convicted and sentenced to death. At the last moment, the mentally deranged alleged victim was found alive. He had apparently wandered off of his own volition. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 408a. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 211. The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 85. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 141. Reginald 03222. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Hubin (1994), p. 180. Sadleir 581. Wolff 1353. Early owner's signature dated 1875 on recto of first leaves of each volume, later owner's bookplates affixed to front paste-downs. 7 mm closed tear at crown of spine panel of volume one, inner hinge of volume one repaired, binding of volume two slightly warped at fore-edges, else a bright, nearly fine set. (#153259) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Arbeiten Des Botanischen Instituts in Wurzburg. Erster, Zweiter, & Dritter Bands.

      Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig, Germany 1874 - 3vol.set: 634,722+,&560+pp.; HBs green w/gilt -- rebound,1931 by Cal.Inst.of Tech.library-- rubbed w/spines&edges sunned; some lt.wear on edges; usual library marks,etc.; pages tanned,but clean&tight. Title trans.: Work of the Botanical Institute in Wurzbug. First, Second, & Third Volumes" v1- 1871-74. v2-1878-82. v3-1888. in German. some illus.+7 fold-outs, bk.pkt.,v3. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Xochi's Bookstore & Gallery]
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        [32 issues of the supplement (Ergänzungsheft) to Pettermanns Mitteilungen]

      Gotha: Justus Perthes. 1874-1893. 4:o. 28 x 19- 23 cm. Each issue contains between 34 and 272 pages and between 1 and 8 maps, except supplement 107 with no maps, as issued. Printed paper covers. A couple of supplements have loose back covers. One partly disbound. Some nicks and creases to the cover margins and spines. Small paper losses to some spines. Nine supplements with a blue crayon marking at the top of the front cover (erasable), which probably was made by the legendary swedish antiquarian Book Shop Björck & Börjesson. Interiors in very nice condition.. The information in Petermanns Mitteilungen was the most accurate and up-to-date geographic information available in the second half of the 19th century. All the information and maps are original works by the carthographers in Gotha. Geographic information from all over the world was steadily sent to the experts at Justus Perthes.They usually recieved it ahed of all others because they were the most prestigous of carthographic institutions. Some of the subjects discussed in the present supplements are: the population of the world (7 supplements), Ithaka, the Cordillian Mountains near Bogota, fishing, Böhmerwald, scientific expeditions, Atlas Mountains, North Abessinia, Sao Pedro Rio Grande do Sul, Lenkas Island, geognostics of North Africa, windroses, currents in the North Sea, earth magnetism of Europe and Asia, distribution of plants in the world, Cossacks, Sierra de Estrella, athmospheric circulation, deltas and so on. The issues for sale here are: 35, 38, 49, 55, 56,58, 60, 61, 62, 73, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 74, 76, 78, 79, 81, 83, 86, 90, 95, 96, 97, 98, 101, 103, 104, 107 and 109

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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 l`europe....avec des notices decriptives...( Vol. 1-8 von 10 )

      Morel Paris 1874 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 ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Malerei, Bildhauerei, Plastik, Reliefs, Museum

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        NILE TRIBUTARIES OF ABYSSINIA AND THE SWORD HUNTERS OF THE HAMRAN ARABS

      London: Macmillan, 1874. A very early printing in one volume format, issued shortly after the original printing. With a Frontispiece colour map, 24 wood-engraved plates from the author’s own sketches and a colour folding map. 8vo, very handsomely presented in a contemporary binding of three-quarter red morocco over red pebbled cloth covered boards, the spine with gilt stippled raised bands multi-ruled in gilt, additional gilt work at the head and tail, gilt lettering in one compartment, endpapers and page edges marbled. xix, 413, 44 pages of ads. A fine and very handsome copy in all, internally unusually bright and fresh, free of foxing and very clean, the binding sturdy and very well preserved, the spine bright and with very little evidence of age or use. SCARCE, AND ONE OF THE SEMINAL WORKS ON THE EXPLORATION OF THE NILE SOURCES. THIS COPY VERY HANDSOMELY BOUND. Baker, Burton, and Speke had by this time finally proved (or so they thought) that the source of the White Nile lay in the Lakes Albert and N'yanza. In this volume Baker traces his discovery of the sources of the lower Nile in the Atbara River and the Blue Nile in Abyssinia (present day Ethiopia and Somalia). “The value of the work of exploration during this fourteen months' journey and of the observations proving the Nile sediment to be due to the Abyssinian tributaries was publicly recognised by... [the] Royal Geographical Society. Baker had also during the period gained for himself experience as an explorer, mastered Arabic, and acquired the use of astronomical instruments." (DNB).Samuel Baker’s discovery of the Albert N'yanza, the origin of the Nile, was fundamentally one of the most significant discoveries of the 19th century and certainly the most important of Baker’s long and illustrious career. The importance of the debate over the source of the Nile, combined with Baker's very readable writing style, made his books enormously popular, with the result that they were reprinted a great many times over the following years.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Handbuch der gesammten Augenheilkunde. 5 Teile in 7 Bänden (komplett).

      Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1874-1880. - 23 x 16 cm. Zus. ca. 5000 Seiten mit zahlreichen Textabb. und einigen Tafeln. *Garridon/Morton 5944: "The first edition of this great collective of which Graefe and Sämisch were the editors, appeared between 1874 and 1880". - Erste Ausgabe des ersten großen Sammelwerkes zur Augenheilkunde. Geplant war dies schon von dem großen Pionier Abrecht von Graefe, durch dessen frühen Tod wurde das Unterfangen von dessen Vetter Alfred Karl Graefe (1830-1899) und Th. Sämisch zur Ausführung gebracht. - Vorliegend das komplette Werk in der ersten Ausgabe inkl. des in Bänd 7 am Schluß eingebundenen General-Registers. Exemplar aus der ehem. Bibliothek des Ophthalmologen Herzog Carl Theodor in Bayern. Ansprechend gebundenes Exemplar in sehr guter Erhaltung. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 8000 Halblederbände der Zeit auf 4 Bünden mit Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Les Pléïades.

      Stockholm, Jos. Müller & Cie; P. Plon, 1874. - In-12. Intérieur très propre. Joint L.A.S., 3 pp. In-8 (Stockholm, 16 juin 1874). Broché, dos cassé. Edition originale de cet ouvrage, le plus célèbre de son auteur, qui renferme les principales idées de Gobineau. Il rédigea son ouvrage de 1871 à 1873, d'après ses souvenirs de diplomate. Le succès de ce roman vint bien tardivement, mais après la Grande Guerre, il fut réédité trois fois. Joint une lettre autographe de l'auteur signée adressée à Charles d'Héricault: ".Mille remerciements de ce que vous voulez bien me dire pour les Pléïades. J'en suis tout à fait reconnaissant. Il est d'ailleur naturel que tout ce qui est publié soit sujet aux différentes opinions, impressions et manière de voir de ceux qui lisent. Vous me parlez de la critique de M. De Montmann sur mes pierres gravées dont il pense que 5 ou 6 sont fabriquées récemment. M. De Montmann est un brave homme, ancien ministre de Hambourg à Constantinople qui aime à mettre dans les journaux des notices de ce genre sur les collections de médailles et autres. Quand on li répond il est très contane. Mais je ne lui ai pas donné ce plaisir. Mille respects à Madame d'Héricault." Gobineau eut un échange de correspondance avec l'historien et critique Charles d'Héricault pendant de longues années. Sa collection de médailles qu'il nommait "son cabinet" à la mode du dix-huitième siècle, était réputée.et jalousée ! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie BERTRAN]
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        Alpine plants: figures and descriptions of some of the most striking and beautiful of the alpine flowers.

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1874. - Tall octavo,two volumes, 292 pp.108 chromolithographed plates. Publisher's blue blindstamped and gilt decorated cloth, some flecking otherwise a bright crisp set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        My Life on the Plains or, Personal Experiences with Indians

      New York: Sheldon and Company, 1874. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Roberts, A.; Davis, J.P.; et al. First edition. Top edge of front board a bit soiled, top corner of last couple pages lightly stained, very faint spotting to edge of rear board. 1874 Hard Cover. 256 pp. 8vo. 8 engraved plates, including portraits of Custer and Native American Indians, and battle scenes. Custer's autobiography, published just two years before he died during his infamous Last Stand, relating his experiences on the plains of Kansas fighting with the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment, with an account of Major General Winfield Scott Hancock's expedition against the Cheyenne, and of the Kidder Massacre. Howes C981.

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD. In Two Volumes. (First Edition in Original Cloth, the Celebrated Jerome Kern Copy Sold at Anderson Galleries in New York on January 10th, 1929)

      Smith, Elder, London 1874 - Hardy, Thomas. FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD. In Two Volumes. Twelve wood-engraved Illustrations by Helen Paterson including frontispiece. London: Smith, Elder, 1874. FIRST BOOK EDITION published in November 1874, one of an edition of 1,000 copies. 8vo. This is the Jerome Kern copy (sold Anderson Galleries, New York, 1929) later acquired by famed New York City collector Charles Auchincloss (sold Parke-Bernet, New York, 1961), bookplates of both distinguished collectors in each volume, an ideal provenance. VERY GOOD INDEED in original publisher's green diagonal fine-ribbed cloth, lettered in bright gilt with two vignettes in black on upper covers, original chocolate endpapers. Volume One is mildly abraded at the top of the cloth spine; it also has a cracked front inner hinge and the outer hinge on the rear cover has a thin fingernail split. Volume Two has a spot of wear to one spine corner but is otherwise in excellent condition. For the Thomas Hardy collector, a sharp and fresh copy of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, Hardy's first success and the seminal work which gave name to his fictional Wessex, is cause for celebration; it is nearly as hard to find in acceptable original condition as his notoriously rare anonymous first novel DESPERATE REMEDIES and remains, after nearly a century, the most desired and sought after first edition of all fourteen Hardy novels. There is only one recorded inscribed first edition of Far From The Madding Crowd and precious few auction records for copies of this quality. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Purdy pp. 13-18. Sadleir 1105. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PHARMACY MANUSCRIPT LEDGER Of PRESCRIPTIONS. January - September 1874

      Boston 1874 - 552 pp. Each page contains ~ 8 to 10 mss prescriptions, as completed in manuscript by local physicians, with the medication filled by Boerner's Pharmacy. The ledger easily contains ~ 5000 prescriptions. Folio. 16-5/8" x 7" This volume essentially an apothecary recipe book containing innumerable medicinal formulas with ingredients and dosage instructions.For example, entries here include "dissolve powder in one glass of water three times a day before eating", "thirty drops every two hours in water", "two pills after first and last meals", "teaspoon at 10, 4, and 9 o'clock", "introduce one into the rectum at bedtime", "teaspoon with half a teacup of sweetened water after each meal", "five drops every three hours", "teaspoon in a glass of water before each meal and before bedtime", et al. Ingredients employed to make pills, tonics, creams, ointments, syrups & the like include morphine sulfate, belladonna, cocoa butter, glycerine plasma, bicarbonate soda, potassium iodine, opium, distilled water, magnesia sulfate, quinine sulfate, liquor, cola, cloves, sherry wine, chloroform, strychnine, raspberry syrup, digitalis, seidlitz powder, etc.The volume, compiled by an anonymous apothecary, originates from the Boston area, with accounts such as "City Hospital", "McLean Asylum" (today McLean Hospital) and "Sisters of The Good Shepherd" (established in Boston in 1870) being mentioned. Patient locales are occasionally mentioned, with some from a nearby states (e.g., Rockland, Thomaston, and Pemaquid, Maine; Nashua, New Hampshire, &c.). The sheer size and scope of this volume of manuscript materia medica is notable. An invaluabe primary source for medicinal recipes used by the US medical community in the 1870s. Binding with some shelf wear, and leather worn at tips. Stain to tfore-edge in latter half of ext-block [mss text not affected]. Manuscript prescriptions generally clear & sharp, in a typical script fashion of the day. Repaired tear to lower edge of leaf [pp 121/122]. Withal, Very Good. Tan cloth binding, with maroon leather corners. White cloth tape reinforces hinges [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bilder aus dem alten Zürich. Gezeichnet & gestochen von J. Arter. Mit erklärendem Text von Professor Salomon Vögelin, Sohn.

      Vlg. Orell Füssli & Co., Zürich 1874 - Zürich, Vlg. Orell Füssli & Co., 1874. 32,5 x 42 cm. IV, 19 S. Text u. Tafelverz., 66 Aquatinta-Tafeln. Lose Blatt in OLn.-Mappe. Barth 18516. - Bruhn I, 53. - Komplettes Exemplar der 3. Ausgabe mit schönen dekorativen Ansichten des Alten (mittelalterlichen) Zürich sowie viele Detail-Aufnahmen der Kirchen bzw. Klöstern mit Ihren Kulturdenkmälern. - (Mappe minim berieben). - Sehr gutes und sauberes Exemplar. - 2.Exemplar vorrätig, teils minim stockfleckig, Mappe am Rücken mit Anriss und Ecken bestossen. Komplett. CHF 1'400.-- Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Ghazir (Libanon), 1874. Zus. 11 S., 4°. „[...] As a counter-reaction to Van Dyck\'s Protestant translation, the Jesuits of Beirut started to prepare their own Catholic translation [into Arabic] of the Bible soon after. The first volume of this work was published in 1876, with the whole New Testament in 1878, and the complete Bible already in 1880. The main contributors in the translator team were Father Augustin Rodet and Sheikh Ibrahim al-Yaziji [...]“ (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Ghazir, Libanon, Mislin, Rodet, Jesuiten, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        Les Petits Bollandistes. Vies des Saints de l\'Ancien et du Noveau Testament, des Martyrs, des Peres, des Auteurs sacres et ecclesiastiques (...).

      Bar-Le-Duc, Typographie des Celestins / Paris, Bloud et Barral 1874. 20 volumes (Vol. 1-17 and 3 supplement-volumes / complete). bound in contemporary half calf, ex-library copy with paper-signature on spines and stamps, binding a bit rubbed and bumped, spines sunned, paper browned and partially foxed (some pages stronger), else fine, text in French, Versand D: 4,90 EUR Bollandisten, Heiligenleben, Heilige, Biographie, Biographien, Vita, Hagiographie,

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        Harper's Weekly Volume XVIII (18). For the Year 1874.

      Harper, New York 1874 - 1084pp. Green half morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, lettered and decorated in gold. Wear to extremities, an occasional smudge/tear otherwise fairly clean internally. ; Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Siege of Savannah, in 1779, As Described in Two Contemporaneous Journals of French Officers in the Fleet of Count D'Estaing

      Joel Munsell, Albany, N. Y. 1874 - Tall quarto. (Approx. 11" x 13") vi, 7-70pp., [1], 71-77pp index. Large folding map in front. Brown cloth hardcover with title on spine. Restored. Newer brown cloth spine with gilt lettered title. Damp stains throughout the text in the upper and lower mid sections of the pages. Folded map is slightly damp stained upper edge. Old damp-stain on front cover. This copy is inscribed by Charles C. Jones, Jr. to J. Hammond Trumbull on the front paste down. Included with book is a signed letter by the author addressed to J. Hammond Trumbull Esq. Hartford, Connecticut. The letter is dated August 5th, 1874. J. Hammond Trumbull small name label located in the upper left corner of the front paste down. According to Howes 100 copies printed, some on large paper. Howes J 206; De Renne II p.746. J. Hammond Trumbull (1821-1897) was a scholar and historian from Connecticut. He was a member of the American Antiquarian Society and author of "The Memorial History of Hartford County" published in 1886. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE GREVILLE MEMOIRS A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV in Three Volumes [&] A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1852 to 1860 in Two Volumes

      Longmans Green and Co., 1874 - 1877.. 1st edn. 5 vols. 8vo. Contemporary gilt tooled half calf on marbled paper laid boards (edges lightly scuffed - otherwise a VG set). Pp. xvii + 424 [&] ix +384 [&] x + 432 [&] xiii + 315 [&] ix + 326 (endpapers lightly spotted; no inscriptions). .

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        Chirurgische Beobachtungen aus dem Kriege.

      - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1874, 8°, (2), 251, (1) pp., mit 11 lith. Tafeln, feiner Halbleinenband. Seltener Separatabdruck aus v. Langenbeck's Archiv etc. Bd. XVI! - Enthält: - I. Ueber die Schussverletzungen des Hüftgelenks. - II. Ueber die Endresultate der Gelenkresectionen im Kriege. - - Bernhard Rudolf Konrad von Langenbeck, Mediziner (1810-1887), "geb. 8. Nov. 1810 zu Padingbüttel im Land Wursten, gest. 29. Sept. 1887 in Wiesbaden, studierte in Göttingen, England und Frankreich, habilitierte sich 1838 in Göttingen für Physiologie und war als praktischer Chirurg tätig. 1842 ging er als Professor der Chirurgie nach Kiel und 1847 als Professor und Direktor des königlichen chirurgischen Klinikums nach Berlin. Als Leiter des Sanitätswesens im schleswig-holsteinischen Kriege 1864 erwarb er sich große Verdienste, wurde bald darauf geadelt und 1866 zum Generalarzt à la suite des Sanitätskorps ernannt, in welcher Eigenschaft er auch im deutsch französischen Kriege 1870/71 fungierte. 1872 gründete er die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie, 1882 zog er sich in den Ruhestand zurück. Langenbeck war einer der ersten Chirurgen der Neuzeit, genial und erfinderisch, ein meisterhafter Operateur, ein seiner Therapeut und vorzüglicher Lehrer. Zahlreiche alte Operationsmethoden wurden von ihm verbessert oder durch neue ersetzt, viele Gebiete der chirurgischen Tätigkeit erst neu erschlossen. Besonders förderte er die konservative Chirurgie (Resektionen), durch die jetzt unzählige Glieder erhalten werden, die früher amputiert werden mußten. Die von ihm angegebenen osteoplastischen Resektionen, vor allen die Uranoplastik, die Gaumennaht, die subkutane Osteotomie zur Geraderichtung schief geheilter Knochenbrüche und ankylosierter Gelenke, die Behandlung der letztern mittels allmählicher forcierter Streckung in der Chloroformnarkose, die Durchschneidung des äußern Haltebandes bei einwärts gebogenem Kniegelenk, die Kauterisation der Hämorrhoidalknoten mit dem Glüheisen und andre Neuerungen sind Gemeingut der Chirurgie geworden. Seit 1860 gab er mit Billroth und Gurlt das »Archiv für klinische Chirurgie« heraus; auch schrieb er »Chirurgische Beobachtungen aus dem Kriege« (Berl. 1874). Seine »Vorlesungen über Akiurgie« gab Gluck heraus (Berl. 1888). Vgl. Bergmann, Zur Erinnerung an B. v. L. (Berl. 1888)." Pagel - - Garrison & Morotn No.2174 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A syllabic dictionary of the Chinese language; arranged according to the Wu-Fang Yuen Yin, with the pronunciation of the characters as heard in Peking, Canton, Amoy, and Shanghai.

      Shanghai, American Mission Press 1874 - Quarto. [i-v], vi-lxxxiv, [1], 2-1248pp. Rebound in modern 3/4 black leather. Blue cloth boards. Gilt spine. Marbled endpapers. Fine binding Pages tanned. Tears and some loss to the pages from 1151 to the end, several pages have restoration work. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notes on Japanese Art. Paper read before the Architectural Association, London. Illustrated by Specimens of Japanese Art, From the Collection of James L. Bowes, Esq., Liverpool

      No place of publication: Printed for Private Circulation, 1874 - First Edition. Quarto; bound in contemporary (original?) quarter-morocco and cloth; bottom of spine chipped; some rubbing; front hinge cracked; very good. Illustrated with 24 mounted photographs (each approximately 5 1/2 x 8Ó) of enamels, carvings, furniture, etc. The photographs are captioned and numbered to match descriptions in the catalogue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Panorama des Alsterdamms u. alten Jungfernstiegs. Kolorierte Lithographie von Wilhelm Heuer mit farbiger Tonplatte und ornamentaler Bordüre.

      vor 1874. - 29,6 x 48,3 cm. Blickrichtung von Westen nach Osten vom Neuen Jungfernstieg zum Alsterdamm und weiter rechts auf den Alsterdamm. In der Bildmitte der noch unvollendete Turm der St. Petrikirche, mit dem Dampfboot auf der Alster und dem verlängerten Bootssteg. Mit 8 Bezeichnungen unterhalb der Darstellung. Salamon Pan 3c. . Das nebenstehende Bild ist aus zwei Scans zusammengesetzt, der Absatz in der Bildmitte existiert im Original nicht ! [SW - Ansicht, Ansichten, Hamburgensien, Hamburgensie]

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        FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD. In Two Volumes. (First Edition in Original Cloth, the Celebrated Jerome Kern Copy Sold at Anderson Galleries in New York on January 10th, 1929)

      London: Smith, Elder, 1874. Hardy, Thomas. FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD. In Two Volumes. Twelve wood-engraved Illustrations by Helen Paterson including frontispiece. London: Smith, Elder, 1874. FIRST BOOK EDITION published in November 1874, one of an edition of 1,000 copies. 8vo. This is the Jerome Kern copy (sold Anderson Galleries, New York, 1929) later acquired by famed New York City collector Charles Auchincloss (sold Parke-Bernet, New York, 1961), bookplates of both distinguished collectors in each volume, an ideal provenance. VERY GOOD INDEED in original publisher's green diagonal fine-ribbed cloth, lettered in bright gilt with two vignettes in black on upper covers, original chocolate endpapers. Volume One is mildly abraded at the top of the cloth spine; it also has a cacked front inner hinge and the outer hinge on the rear cover has a thin fingernail split. Volume Two has a spot of wear to one spine corner but is otherwise in excellent condition. For the Thomas Hardy collector, a sharp and fresh copy of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, Hardy's first success and the seminal work which gave name to his fictional Wessex, is cause for celebration; it is nearly as hard to find in acceptable original condition as his notoriously rare anonymous first novel DESPERATE REMEDIES and remains, after nearly a century, the most desired and sought after first edition of all fourteen Hardy novels. There is only one recorded inscribed first edition of Far From The Madding Crowd and precious few auction records for copies of this quality. Neatly housed in a custom clamshell box. Purdy pp. 13-18. Sadleir 1105.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Helen Paterson (Allingham).

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        The Works of Edgar Allan Poe.

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1874-1875., 1874. FINELY BOUND FIRST THUS. Octavo. pp. xcix, 513; vi, 569; vii, 517; vii, 574. With a frontispiece to vols. I and II. Vol. I also including a memoir of the author by George R. Graham. Vols. I and II consisting of 'Tales'; vol. III of poems and essays, and vol. IV of criticism and a general index to the collection. In contemporary half tan calf with gilt titles to red morocco labels of spine. Marbled boards; marbled end-papers, and all edges marbled. Wear to edges; very good overall. A seminal figure in the development of science fiction and the detective story, Edgar Allan Poe influenced Dostoyevsky, Conan Doyle, Verne, and Baudelaire, to name but a few. A comprehensive, attractive collection.

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

      Macmillan and Co, New York, London 1874 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ã‰léments d'économie politique pure ou théorie de la richesse sociale.

      

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        Iliada de Homero em verso portuguez por Manoel Odorico Mendes da Cidade de S. Luiz do Maranhão. Edictor e revisor, Henrique Alves de Carvalho, tambem natural do Maranhão.

      Rio de Janeiro, Typographia Guttemberg, 1874. - 8°, contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards (corners worn), smooth spine richly gilt (minor wear at head) with short translator and title in gilt letter, tan endleaves. In good to very good condition. Old blue oval stamp on title page of Collegio do Espirito St.º, Braga. xl [i.e., xliv], [9]-312 pp., (1 l.). Preliminary pp. [ix]-xvi bound out of order, after p. xl. Following p. viii are two leaves with pp. numbered viii a, viii b, vi ii, and viii d. Except for the order of the preliminaries, the collation of the present volume is exactly the same as that in Harvard College Library. *** First and apparently Only Edition in Portuguese of the present translation. We could find no earlier complete translation of the Iliad into Portuguese. Book 1 only, translated by António Maria do Couto, with xv, 50, 8 pp., appeared in Lisbon, 1810. The same text appeared again in Lisbon, 1811, the translation attributed to José Maria da Costa e Silva, with a preface by José Agostinho de Macedo; it appeared again in Lisbon, 1830, attributed to both Couto and Silva. A translation from Book 6 of the Iliad, attributed to to Couto, and two other fragments are cryptically cited by Gonçalves Rodrigues for 1838 (A tradução em Portugal 4948-4950). Other cryptic entries refer to a fragment supposedly printed in 1839, and one of 1844 (Gonçalves Rorigues 5204 and 6138). A Portuguese translation of Homer's sixth canto, together with the first two cantos of Dante's Inferno, by António José Vale, of 43 pp., was published in Lisbon, 1854.Pages [ix]-xl contain a biography of Manoel Odorico Mendes by João Francisco Lisboa, which had originally appeared in the Revista contemporanea, IV, vii, 329-53, in October 1862. Lisboa was a native of Iguará, Maranhão (1812-Lisbon, 1863).Mendes (1799-1864), a native of São Luis do Maranhão, served as deputy in the legislature for Maranhão and Minas Geraes before retiring from politics and moving to Europe. He published some original poetry and a number of translations, including, in addition to the Iliad, the Odyssey, works of Voltaire and Virgil.Henrique Alves de Carvalho, a native of Maranhão, edited this posthumous work, and wrote the preface. He was also a deputy for his province to the national legislature, and edited several newspapers, including O futuro (Rio de Janeiro, 1869), and O Figaro (Rio de Janeiro, 1881).*** Sacramento Blake VI, 172-4 (giving incorrect date of publication, and incomplete collation). Innocêncio XVI, 278-80 (correct date; acknowledging "duplicações e accresimos em a numeração das páginas" but still getting the collation wrong); on Mendes see also VI, 72-5. For Henrique Alves de Carvalho see Sacramento Blake III, 210. For João Francisco Lisboa, see Sacramento Blake III, 433-5; also Innocêncio III, 378; X, 260-1; XI, 289. Porbase locates a single copy, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac locates British Library only. KVK (44 databases searched) locates only the copy cited by Porbase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Allgemeine Missions-Zeitschrift. Monatshefte für geschichtliche und theoretische Missionskunde.

      Gütersloh u.a., Bertelsmann u.a., 1874-1923. - Buchrücken durchgehend berieben. Bei Band 1 Buchblock gebrochen. Titelei gestempelt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 33000 8°. Pappbände d. Zeit (10), Halbledereinbände d. Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung (27) und Halbleineneinbände d. Zeit (13). Bände 1-50 (alles erschienene) in 50 Bänden.

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        Spencer's Descriptive Sociology: A Cyclopaedia of Social Facts; Representing the Constitution of Every Type and Grade of Human Society, Past and Present, Stationary and Progressive, Classified and Tabulated for Easy Comparison and Convenient Study of the Relations of Social Phenomena

      1874 - New York: Appleton [1874-1881]. Folio,70, 72, 63, 48, 58, 56, 122, 158. Original red cloth over salmon colored boards lettered in black. First American edition of this monumental work of Victorian sociology with the integral title pages not present in the British edition. A complete set, comprising eight divisions: I. The English II. The Mexicans, Central Americans, Chibchas, and Peruvians III. Lowest Races, Negrito Races, and Malayo Polynesian Races IV. African Races V. Asiatic Races VI. American Races VII. Hebrews and Phoenicians VIII. French. Each volume with tables listing the physical and intellectual characteristics of the various races, alongside detailed descriptions of the cultural rituals and rites of each, compiled and abstracted by David Duncan, James Collier and Richard Scheppig. Some minor staining, rubbing and light soiling to all volumes, the boards of which somewhat unevenly toned, some being slightly darker than the others; front boards of Vol II and VI irregularly toned; top right corner of Vols III and VI lightly bumped with some reverberation throughout text block, outer margins of several pages in Vol IV nicked, spine cloth to Vol VII nicked, with dampstain to top right hand corner of front board, but internally and externally a clean, sound set of a scarce and important work. Spencer (1820-1903) was an exponent of evolution whose work preceded that of Darwin. At the time of his death he was perhaps the most celebrated European intellectual of the 19th century, and is perhaps best remembered for coining the phrase 'survival of the fittest' in his Principles of Biology (1864), after reading Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Although Spencer has often been accused of appropriating Darwin's ideas, his line of thought is radically different from Darwin's, and was much more heavily influenced by Lamarck's theory of inheritance. The complete set is scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bondekone med barn, hund og ko. Tusch og lavering.

      Signeret 'Til Frøken Anna Hansen fra Nicolai Habbe i Januar 1874'. 29x23 cm. I let beskadiget træramme [39,5x33 cm.].. Nicolai Habbes værker kan minde om W. Marstrands, hvilket undertiden har givet anledning til forveksling. H. havde som maler lært meget af Marstrand, en fast malerisk stil og en indtrængende karakteristik. Allerede omkring 1860 malede H. kraftige, impressionistiske billeder med livlig penselføring, der kan lede tanken hen på den stil, Krøyer og Tuxen tilegnede sig på Bonnats skole lang tid senere. Da H. gled ud af det danske kunstliv bosatte han sig permanent i Australien i 1875, hvor han hovedsagelig virkede som dekorations- og glasmaler. [Weilbach]

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        Monographie de Chevreuse. Etude archéologique.

      Paris, Morel veuve, 1874. - circa 40,4 x 29,5 cm. 2 ff., 42 pp., 1 f., 26 plates Half-vellum with gilt spine and marbled covers First edition of this large monograph on Chevreuse, a commune in the Yvelines department in the Ile-de-France region not far from Paris. With maps and very beautiful views of the major historic sites. - Nice copy in an elegant binding. [Attributes: First Edition; 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

      London: George Stanford, 1874. unbound. 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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        Contes et nouvelles en vers.

      N. Scheuring, Lyon 1874 - 2 Bde. in 1 Band. Lyon, N. Scheuring, 1874-1875. 8°. 6 Bl., VIII, 226 S.; 3 Bl., V S., 1 Bl., 272 S., 1 Bl. Mit einem gestoch. Portrait, 2 gestoch. Vortiteln und gestoch. Tafeln und Vignetten. (Illustrationen von Frederic Hillemacher). Roter Maroquin-Bd. mit reicher goldgepr. Rückenverzierung, dreifacher Deckelfiletierung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, dunkelblauer, goldgeprägter Lederspiegel, marmor. Vorsätzen und Ganzgoldchnitt, in Schuber. Handschriftlich numeriertes Exemplar (No. 3 von wahrscheinlich 10) auf Japan. - Prachtseinband von "Durvand Rel." - Tadellose Erhaltung. Sprache: Französisch Roter Maroquin-Bd. mit reicher goldgepr. Rückenverzierung, dreifacher Deckelfiletierung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, dunkelblauer, goldgeprägter Lederspiegel, marmor. Vorsätzen und Ganzgoldchnitt, in Schuber.

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        A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

      Scribner Armstrong, 1874 A first edition first state of the first American edition of this timeless classic. Very good condition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        L'Espagne

      Illustrated edition of 309 prints of Gustave Doré. Binding half morocco chocolate brown with corners, back slightly thinned with five nerves decorated with gilded finials, some traces of rubbings on spine and joint, framing of double net gilded on the boards of marbled paper, guards and contreplats paper in the tank, bumped corners, gilded head. Some foxing. Hachette Paris 1874 26,5x35,5cm relié

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        Atlas of Ashtabula County, Ohio

      Philadelphia: Titus, Simmons & Titus, 1874. Hardcover. Folio. Half-leather and embossed cloth with gold stamping. Township maps throughout. Two folding maps include Railroad Map of USA. All excellent condition. Number of blank pages bound in does not mean anything is missing. Overall condition at l

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        The History of England

      Dublin - James Duffy and Sons 1874 - A ten volume, complete set of John Lingard's History of Britain, in attractive leather bindings. Focussing on the period between the Roman invasion and the ascession of King William and Queen Mary in 1888, the work contains many monochrome plates throughout. The board of volume one is detached though this could be mended for a reasonable price, perhaps 70-80A British Catholic historian and theologian, Lingard's faith is seen as an advantage for a historian of his era, at least in terms of impartiality, as he was unaffected by Church of England and Protestantnationalism that had prevailed in British historical accounts since the former's foundation. In keeping with this faith, his usage of primary sources here are seen as revolutionary: making the most of Vatican State archives and many other areas that may have been inaccessible to those of the Protestant faith. As such, this is seen as a hugely influential historical work, groundbreaking in both its content and its method of composition. Condition: In decorative quarter-morocco binding with gilt detailing. Externally quite smart, there is some minor wear to the joints, boards and backstrips, as well as some markings to boards. The board of volume one is detached and the backstrip is starting. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are bright and clean throuhgout, aside from the odd spot, particularly to endpages. There are ink inscriptions to each title page. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED apart from volume one which is GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carter The Great 1874-1936. A 1920's 4 sheet 106 x 80 inch ORIGINAL Magic Poster + SIGNED book by David Glen Gold "Carter Beats The Devil" 2001 + a vinatge Front page theatre review all about the Magician from a New York 1918 Tribune paper ALL sold together as one.

      Otis Lithographic Printers. - Massive GENUINE Vintage 4 quad sheets Poster for CARTER THE GREAT. Measures Approx 106 x 80 Inches (265 x 195 cm approx). 4 sections. Each section has been professionally seen by a museum approved archival restorer about 4 years ago. Not that it needed it, but to preserve it as found. The image has NOT been touched each sheet was protected with a thin skin of special poster restoration material. No signs, no extra thickness, not noticed unless mentioned here. The images will speak for themselves and more can be provided if requested. It is a GENUINE period item and NOT a copy. **Charles Joseph Carter (June 14, 1874 ¿ February 13, 1936) was an American stage magician, also known as Carter the Great. A native of San Francisco, California, Carter began his career as a journalist and lawyer. As time passed, he grew an interest in magic. Due to stiff competition from the number of magic acts on the American stages at the time, Carter opted to pursue his career abroad, where he achieved his greatest fame. Among the highlights of Carter's stage performances during his career were the classic "cheating the gallows", where a shrouded Carter would vanish, just as he dropped at the end of a hangman's noose. This poster depicts the climax of that act. The Poster is done in lithography with the colours put on separately by the foremost America Film poster company OTIS of Cleveland. The colours are vibrant, there are some light creases now strengthened where the once rolled poster has been opened once to often, but these are now permanently sorted. No loss and still having the colour grid at border and also the measurement cross-hatching for the poster to be aligned when pasting up. A LOVELY and Unique POSTER that would suit a home with style, or for a Magic Museum type setting. Dates to about 1918-25 Carter (Charles Joseph) purchased the famous Martinka Magic Palace In San Fransisco in 1917, a time when he was unable to continue his lucrative world touring magic show. There was a story that he kept his lion, Monty in the back room of the shop and when it would roar, the startled customers would run for the door. He was the Magicians answer to Houdini who was an "escapologist". Carter was the consummate stage prestidigitator par-excellence, to Houdini's talented lock picking breath holding feats of the pre-Great War era. A fictionalized account of his life can be found in Carter Beats the Devil. This Poster with have with it a "SIGNED first edition of the 2001 UK 1st of this book Pre-dates the US version) AND a New York Tribune 1918 review of the "Temple of Magic" opened in 1918. This is a single page and is a facsimile of some sort, possibly 1950's-60's

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        The Moon: Considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite

      London: John Murray, 1874. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Original blue cloth with ornate border blindstamped on boards, gilt-stamped lettering on spine, illustration stamped in black and gilt on upper board; 4to; pp. 189, with 24 b/w tipped-in plates, and woodcut illustrations throughout. Light scuffing along joints and edges of boards; spine a little tanned, frayed at tips; front hinge starting; some faint foxing scattered throughout text block, as expected, and plates remain nice and crisp. A very cool look at the moon, featuring detailed images of its craters and volcanoes. Particularly beautiful and unusual is an image of a wrinkled hand juxtaposed with a wrinkled apple, "to illustrate the origin of certain mountain ranges resulting from shrinking of the interior." These images appeared in THE MOON as illustrations of a theory advanced by Nasmyth and Carpenter to explain its rough surface. They suggested that the moon had once been actively volcanic, but eventually lost enery and began to cool. As a result, its core contracted, leaving its crust loose and hanging, much like the skin of an aging body or a desiccated apple. The idea of contraction was a variation of the widely held nineteenth-century view of terrestrial geology -- the theory of plate tectonics wasn't devised until the 1960s -- but Nasmyth's and Carpenter's metaphoric leap to the physiology of the human hand was entirely their own.

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