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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1874 - 1874 Original Paperback Wisden, No Rear Cover, Very Rare.

      1874. Hi, This lot is an 1874 Original Paperback Wisden. It has no rear cover, tape to the spine and in OK to good condition. I was proud to own this book for years (hence how I can offer it at such a low price) but I have now purchased an alternative original so my book is up for sale, the front covers has a square of tape to it and has a lot of marks. The following 20 or so pages have very severe foxing as can be seen in the pictures (please see the video) after that it is clean inside. Tape to the spine and no rear cover but a very rare book, odd dog ear to the rear pages. Please see the large pictures. More available on request. Please see the Video for more info

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        Messa da Requiem... Riduzione per canto e pianoforte di Michele Saladina Traduzione Italiana versi del Comm. Angelo Fava Prosa del Sac. Prof. Claudio Borri 44004 - netti Fr. 15. [Piano-vocal score]

      

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        [FIVE ALBUMEN PRINTS FROM HAYDEN'S GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, CIRCA 1873 - 1874]

      [Colorado & Arizona, 1874. Minor foxing to one image, light edge wear. Very good. A choice selection of five important photographs taken by esteemed photographer William Henry Jackson during the latter years of Ferdinand V. Hayden's primary survey of the American West. Hayden's survey explored large portions of the American West for the first time, and these five images by Jackson represent some of the earliest and famous views of the high central Rocky Mountains and the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde. Hayden spent the first two years of his survey work in Wyoming, largely in the area that would become Yellowstone National Park. In 1873, he shifted his operations south, mindful that Colorado offered a more practical area for settlement and development than the picturesque but remote Yellowstone. The 1873 season saw the creation of a single crew dedicated to photographic operations under William Henry Jackson, while separate geological crews scattered across the territory. This gave Jackson considerably more freedom of motion, and he was able to roam widely along the front range and into the high Rockies, resulting in some of his most famous photographs, including the image from Berthold Pass included here. The next year was again spent in Colorado, and once again Jackson operated as a separate crew. His primary focus was the south central and southwestern part of the Territory, not visited by any other photographers. While the landscape photographs taken on this campaign are as magnificent as any taken previously, they inevitably take a back seat to one of the great discoveries in American archaeology. In September of 1874, working west from Durango, Jackson and his assistants were taken by a local rancher to the site now known as Mesa Verde. The photographer became the first to record the extraordinary cliff dwellings that are now some of the most famous places in the continental United States, three of which are included here. The five photographs in this selection are as follows: 1) "65. North from Berthoud Pass." Colorado. 2) "79. Middle Park. East from Mt. Bross." Colorado. 3) "281. Casa del Eco. Rio San Juan." Mesa Verde, Arizona. 4) "283. Cave Town on the Rio de Chelley. Arizona." Mesa Verde, Arizona. 5) "284. Cave Town on the Rio de Chelley. Arizona." Mesa Verde, Arizona. Hayden and Jackson are responsible for some of the earliest and most famous photographs of the American West, typified by the present selection.

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        A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

      Scribner Armstrong and Company 1874 - Scribner Armstrong and Company, New York (1874). First Scribner Armstrong Popular Edition. Undated 305 page edition. 20 Illustrations. Preceded by a 384 page Scribner Armstrong edition with 52 illustrations. Stamped in gold. Red variant cloth boards. Ads at page 307 with three titles: Meridiana, From the Earth to the Moon, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Book Condition: Good+, shelf wear, rubbing on the boards, light spots. Owner inscription at the second blank page dated 1874, rounded corners. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Im Herzen von Afrika. Reisen und Entdeckungen im Centralen und Aequatorial-Afrika während der Jahre 1868 bis 1871. 2 Bde.

      Leipzig, F.A.Brockhaus Vlg., 1874. 559, Halbleder Guter Zustand. Bibl.-Ex. Papier alterungsbedingt vergilbt., aber sauber. Einbände berieben, Leder beschabt. Mit zahlr. Textabb. 1 Farbtafel und 2 Faltkarten. Bd.1: Buchrücken oben eingerissen. Bd.2: Buchrücken lose, mit Fehlstellen. Karte mit kleinen Randeinrissen. Versand D: 3,99 EUR Zentralafrika Äquatorialafrika Reiseberichte Ethnologie

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        A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

      Scribner Armstrong and Company, 1874. Hardcover. Good. Scribner Armstrong and Company, New York (1874). First Scribner Armstrong Popular Edition. Undated 305 page edition. 20 Illustrations. Preceded by a 384 page Scribner Armstrong edition with 52 illustrations. Stamped in gold. Red variant cloth boards. Ads at page 307 with three titles: Meridiana, From the Earth to the Moon, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Book Condition: Good+, shelf wear, rubbing on the boards, light spots. Owner inscription at the second blank page dated 1874, rounded corners.

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        Le mystère d'Edwin Drood

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

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        Meyers Hand-Atlas der neuesten Erdbeschreibung in 100 Karten (1 Karte fehlt)

      - - Innen sehr gut erhalten - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3420 Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, Lpz., 1874. XVI S. mit 100 Doppelblattgroßen, ganzcolorierten in Stahl gestochenen Karten., original Halbleinen-Einband mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel., Folio. (Karte Nr. 99 "Polynesien fehlt/ Kanten bst. u. berieben/Rücken fehlt/gering fl.)

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        Lepidoptera Exotica: or Descriptions and Illustrations of Exotic Lepidoptera

      London: E.W. Janson, 1874. iv, [7], 190, 64 plates (63 in colour). 4to. HB. Later (early 20 century) green cloth, some fading to edges; occasional scattered foxing; tissue guards browned; illustrations clean and bright. Ownership signature Vg.. Rare, only 220 copies were published. Butler intended this to be the first volume of a series illustrating newly described species of exotic lepidoptera, but no further volumes were published. Fine chromolithographic plates drawn and lithographed by the author. Nissen ZBI 779..

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        REPORT and MAP PF A RECONNAISSANCE IN THE UTE COUNTRY (Colorado)

      U. S. Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 1874 - Report of Lieutenant E. H. Ruffner, Corps of Engineers to William W. Belknap, Secretary of War, on the Reconnaissance in the Ute Country (Colorado), Season of 1873. Original 100-page report plus original map, drawn by Assistant H. G. Proutt, C.E. and printed by N. Peters, Photo-Lithographers, Washington, D.C. Extracted from House of Representatives publication, 43rd Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 193. Condition of 100-page report: near fine; complete charts and tables. "Preliminary Map of the Surveys in Colorado made on Reconnoissance in the Ute Country, under the direction of 1st Lieut. E. H. Ruffner, Engineers, Chief Engineer Department of the Missouri, by Assistant H. G. Proutt, C.E., 1873." Map dimensions: 26 inches by 21 inches. This reconnaissance, and resulting report and map, was inspired by the silver and gold discoveries made in the late 1860s on the newly reformed Ute Reservation in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Territory. After Chief Ouray agreed to yet another "peace treaty" with the U. S. Government, the Utes were once again subjected to a loss of the property and consolidated on yet another smaller sections of land known as the Los Pinos Agency and the White River Agency. This consolidation opened up Colorado's Elk Mountains to more prospecting and mineral discoveries, allowing the development of the Ruby Mining and the Aspen Mining districts. Map condition: very good; some light conservation on back of map to secure folds; a touch of tanning at some folds. Report condition: near fine; not bound. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [SET OF FIFTY STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS, TAKEN ON THE 1871-74 EXPEDITIONS OF THE WHEELER SURVEY]

      Washington, 1874. Card 47 creased vertically down the center, not affecting images; small chip in one photo on card 49. Overall the images are bright and clean, and in near fine condition. Each card in a mylar sleeve, within the original cloth box. All in a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A fine series of stereoscopic views from Lieut. George Wheeler's 1871-74 expedition in the West, one of the first systematic surveys of the north rim of the Grand Canyon. The expedition was a large-scale government topographical and geological survey of the region west of the 100th meridian, including Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Idaho. These photographs, taken by the expedition photographer, Timothy O'Sullivan, and his interim replacement, William Bell, are numbered 1 to 50 on the rear of the mounts, which also bear captions identifying the scenes. The series begins with an image of the starting point for O'Sullivan's photographic work on the expedition, aboard small boats about to ascend the Colorado from Camp Mohave, Arizona, and continues more or less chronologically. The photographic crew set their own pace, on a boat named Picture. Included here are photographs of the Grand Canyon, New Mexico pueblos, Zuni villages, Navahos, Apaches, and many beautiful landscapes, by these two major American photographers of the West. In 1872, O'Sullivan left the Wheeler survey to work for Clarence King's 40th Parallel Exploration; but he returned in 1873 to accompany Wheeler in Arizona, New Mexico, the Sierra Blanca Mountains, and Canyon de Chelly. During O'Sullivan's absence, a British-born photographer named William Bell served as his replacement. Late in 1873, O'Sullivan did his last work in the West, photographing Shoshone Falls on the Snake River (in southern Idaho). The last seventeen views here, though dated 1874, must be from 1873, since O'Sullivan had by then apparently returned east. This is a complete series of fifty stereoscopic views issued to display and promote the government sponsored topographical survey of the West. Such complete series are seldom met with these days. A list of the photographs here follows: 1) "The start from Camp Mojave, Arizona. September 15, 1871." O'Sullivan. 2) "View across Black Ca?'on. The grand walls in perspective." O'Sullivan. 3) "View down Black Ca?'on from Mirror Bay. The walls repeated by reflection." O'Sullivan. 4) "Grotto Spring. Grand Ca?'on. Colorado River." O'Sullivan. 5) "Types of Mohave Indians." O'Sullivan. 6) "View of Grand Ca?'on Walls, near mouth of Diamond River." O'Sullivan. 7) "Mountain transportation. Pack mule, Pack and Packers." O'Sullivan. 8) "The Ca?'on of Kanab Creek, near its junction with the Grand Ca?'on of the Colorado." Bell. 9) "'The Bath,' a dripping spring in Kanab Ca?'on." Bell. 10) "The mouth of Kanab Creek." Bell. 11) "Mouth of the Paria, Colorado River, walls 2,100 feet in height." Bell. 12) "View in the Grand Ca?'on of the Colorado River." Bell. 13) "Marble Ca?'on, one of the gorges of the Colorado, here 1,200 feet deep." Bell. 14) "The northern wall of the Grand Ca?'on of the Colorado." Bell. 15) "The 'Vermillion Cliff,' a typical plateau edge, as seen from Jacobs Pool, Arizona." Bell. 16) "The Indian Pueblo of Zuni, New Mexico; view from the interior." O'Sullivan. 17) "Zuni Indian Girl, with water olla." O'Sullivan. 18) "Gardens surrounding the Indian Pueblo of Zuni, in which are raised a variety of vegetables, such as pepper, onion, garlic, &c." O'Sullivan. 19) "Group of Zuni Indian 'Braves,' at their Pueblo, N.M." O'Sullivan. 20) "War Chief of the Zuni Indians." O'Sullivan. 21) "Ruins in Ca?'on de Chelle, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 22) "Circle Wall, Ca?'on de Chelle." O'Sullivan. 23) "Explorers Column, Ca?'on de Chelle, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 24) "Central portion of Ca?'on de Chelle, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 25) "Camp Beauty, Ca?'on de Chelle." O'Sullivan. 26) "Aboriginal life among the Navajo Indians, Ca?'on de Chelle, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 27) "Navajo Indian Squaw and Child." O'Sullivan. 28) "Navajo boys and squaw in front of the quarters at old Fort Defiance, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 29) "Navajo Brave and his mother." 30) "Apache Lake, Summit of Sierra Blanca Mountains." O'Sullivan. 31) "Coyotero Apache Scouts. Arizona." O'Sullivan. 32) "Cooley's Ranch, 10 miles east of Camp Apache, Arizona." O'Sullivan. 33) "Apache Indians, as they appear ready for the war- path." O'Sullivan. 34) "Roman Catholic Church, Plaza of Guadaloupe, Guadaloupe Co., Colorado." O'Sullivan. 35) "Beaver Lake, Conejos Ca?'on, Colorado, 9,000 feet above sea-level, and 80 miles from mouth of Ca?'on." 36) "Ca?'on, Valley of the Conejos River, looking south from vicinity of 'Lost Lakes.'" O'Sullivan. 37) "Lost Lakes, head of Conejos Ca?'on, Colorado." O'Sullivan. 38) "One of the group of Pagosa Hot Springs." O'Sullivan. 39) "Pah-ge, a Ute Squaw, of the Kah-poh-teh band, Northern New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 40) "Ute Braves, of the Kah-poh-teh band, Northern New Mexico, in 'full dress.'" O'Sullivan. 41) "Jicarilla Apache Brave and Squaw, lately wedded. Abiquiu Agency, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 42) "Shee-zah-nan-tan, Jicarilla Apache Brave in characteristic costume, Northern New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 43) "Characteristic ruin of the Pueblo San Juan, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 44) "Lagunas Caballo, or Horse Lakes, 14 miles, N.W. from Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 45) "Alpine Lake, in the Cerro Blanco Mountains, Colorado." O'Sullivan. 46) "Baldy Peak, Cerro Blanco Mountains, Colorado." O'Sullivan. 47) "Alpine lakes, and mountain scenery, in the Cerro Blanco Mountains, Colorado." O'Sullivan. 48) "Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho." O'Sullivan. 49) "Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho, looking through the timber, and showing the main fall; and upper or 'Lace Falls.'" O'Sullivan. 50) "Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho. Gorge and natural bridge, in the fore-ground." O'Sullivan.

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        Messa da Requiem... Riduzione per canto e pianoforte di Michele Saladina Traduzione Italiana versi del Comm. Angelo Fava Prosa del Sac. Prof. Claudio Borri 44004 - netti Fr. 15. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano...: Ricordi [without PN to music]. [1874]. Large octavo. Publisher's full black cloth with titling blindstamped to upper. [I] (polychrome title in the style of an illuminated manuscript), [II) (blank), [III] (title), [IV] (blank), [V] (index), [VI-XIII] (text in Latin), [XIV] (blank), 229, [i] (blank) pp. With occasional performance markings in pencil. First three lines of title printed in violet ink. Small ownership stamp, "D. Gardiner," to upper outer corner of front flyleaf. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and soiled. . First Edition of the first version. Hopkinson 3A(a), citing just one other copy of the first edition with the plate number printed to any of the pages, at the Bibliothèque nationale, Paris. Gatti: Verdi nelle Immagini, p. 114 (reproducing the polychrome title). "The 1870s did... produce the Requiem, and that is no small achievement... The origins of the piece began in 1868 with Verdi's suggestion for a composite Requiem in honour of Rossini, to be written by ‘the most distinguished Italian composersÂ’. This was duly completed but plans to perform the piece came to nothing; in April 1873 Verdi's contribution, the ‘Libera meÂ’ movement, was returned to him. It seems likely that about that time he decided to write an entire Requiem himself, a decision perhaps precipitated, perhaps strengthened, by the death in May of Alessandro Manzoni, to whom the work was dedicated." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.

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        Ingoldsby, Thomas : The Ingoldsby Legends. With illustrations by George Cruikshank, John Leech, and John Tenniel.

      Ldn. 1874. 4to. Samt. helskbd. med rik forgylling på deklene og ryggen. Opphøyde ryggbånd. Helt gullsnitt. Marmorerte forsatser. xii, 513 s. Ill.4to. Contemporary full calf, covers and spine richly gilt. Raised bands. Marbled endpapers. A. e. g. xii, 513 pp. Illustrated.. Fore-edge painting av et landskap med hus under fremre snitt.Fore-edge painting showing a landscape and house

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        VIAGGIO IN SPAGNA

      Treves, Milano 1874 - Edizione: Prima traduzione italiana . Pagine: 624 . Illustrazioni: 300 e più disegni di Gustavo Doré . Formato: 4° . Rilegatura: Cartonato telato amaranto con fregi e impressioni e scritte dorate dorso in pelle . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Angoli stanchi. Affascinante volume molto romantico.Bruniture. Foto disponibili .

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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. Halblederbände der Zeit auf 4 Bünden mit Rückentitel. *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. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Augenheilkunde

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        A SEVEN MONTHS' RUN, UP, AND DOWN, AND AROUND THE WORLD.

      New York 1874, Appleton. Green cloth, very good, 375p., map.. FIRST EDITION. S C A R C E. A JOURNEY TO YOKOHAMA, YEDO, HONG KONG, PEKING & CANTON Series of letters written to the New York Evening Express newspaper. A voyage through Japan, Yokohama, the Inland Sea then South Yedo, life & sights, travel to the interior, the curious of mixed nude bathing, foreigners life in Yokohama, Japanese art & curios. On to the Christian areas of Japan, Catholic missions, postion of women, profusion of prostitut- es. On to China, to Shanghai & Cheefoo, church services, on the Peiho river, missionaries, Peking, temple lodging, happy women, junk life, countless babies, the three cities within Peking. Anti-foreign Chinese, Christian prejudice. Temples & palaces of Peking, the great wall, government, Tung chow, on to Hong Kong: city the refuge of the refuse Chinese, things Canton, temples, manufactures, coolie work, love of money, Chinese dialects, Malay divers. On to Ceylon & India, Cal- cutta, journey across India, sights of Bombay, return to London. A very interesting primary resource. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        The Life of a Sportsman

      London: George Routledge and Sons. VG : in Very Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed. Corners bumped and with minor wear. Spine sunned. Some light foxing to prelims - otherwise contents clean and bright. Heraldic bookplate to front pastedown. Previous owner's insc to fep. 1874. First Edition. Red/gilt hardback cloth cover with gilt equestrian motif. 260mm x 160mm (10" x 6"). vi, 402pp. 38 hand-coloured coloured lithographic illustrations, some tipped in. .

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        JAPAN AND THE JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED

      York 1874, Appleton. Tall folio, decorated red cloth, 198. beautiful woodcut engravings, 378p., very good, neatly re-. backed.Trans. by Mrs. Cashel.Edited by H.W. Bates.QUITE RARE. A MAJOR ILLUSTRATED RESOURCE ON EARLY JAPAN Illustrates the Japanese country, domestic life, religion, folklore, Kyoto, Yeddo [old Tokyo], political system, education, literature, customs, religious festivals, theater &c. This superb primary source was written by the late Envoy Extraordinary Minister Plenipotentiary, during his two year stay in Japan from 1863-1864 as he represented Switzerland. * Because of his diplomatic position, he was able to travel beyond the barriers of the foreign settlement at Yokohama. A privilege accorded exclusively to diplomatists of the Treaty Powers. He set down in writing his view of quarters inaccessible to the ordinary person. * With candor, this text illustrates and discusses the life, customs & activities of the Japanese, their neighboring towns, Bay of Yeddo, taverns &c., embellished by sketches and photographs done while enroute. * A wonderful primary insight to an earlier Japan before the influence of foreign powers. Lavishly illustrated with beautifully executed art. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Handbuch der allgemeinen und speciellen Chirurgie : mit Einschluss der topographischen Anatomie, Operations- und Verbandlehre. 1. Band 2. Abteilung A 2. Abschnitt und B. 3. Abschnitt

      Stuttgart Verlag Enke 1874; 1878 2 Halbleinenbände der Zeit, gr.-8°, (1874) Band mit getrennter Zählung: 186 Seiten 125 Seiten, 351 Seiten; Band (1878) XI, 666 Seiten, jeweils mit lithographischen Tafeln und Holzschnitten im Text; Exemplar gestempelt, Einband mit Singnaturetikett, beim Band 1874 welcher in Einzellieferungen erschien wurde die Titelei nicht mitgeheftet, gutes stabiles ExemplarVersand D: 9,00 EUR

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        Transactions of the Zoological Society of London: Volume 8, Part 2, 1874

      The Zoological Society of London 1874 Hardcover. No jacket. Ex - university library. From Birbeck College, University of London. Contains parts five to nine of volume eight, 1873 to 1874, in library binding. Contains black & white and colour illustrations. Boards and spine are marked and scored. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are bumped and worn. Page block and pages are tanned, marked and creased. Embossed stamps on FEP and first page. Label on BEP. Final illustration plate is partially detached from binding, but remains intact along with other pages. Contents are clear throughout. HCW Ex - Library

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

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

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        Journey to the Centre of the Earth

      Scribner, Armstrong & Co., New York 1874 - New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1874. First US edition, first printing. Green boards are moderately dulled but gilt scenes ( of a waterfall and raft) are clear with gold. The gold gilt on spine is very bright and Scribner, Armstrong & Co. intact and readable at bottom of spine. The binding has been professionally rebacked so binding is tight. Book is in VG condition. Age-toning and an inscription on endpapers but otherwise clean. Spots of foxing or age-toning found on few pages (E.g.,title page) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JAPAN AND THE JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED

      London 1874, Bentley. Red pictorial cloth, very good, 378p.,. 190 fine woodcuts & illustrations, large size 24 x 31.5 cm.,. beautifully done, small folio. R A R E. A MAJOR ILLUSTRATED RESOURCE ON EARLY JAPAN Illustrates the Japanese country, domestic life, religion, folklore, Kyoto, Yeddo [old Tokyo], political system, education, literature, customs, religious festivals, theater &c. This superb primary source was written by the late Envoy Extraordinary Minister Plenipotentiary, during his two year stay in Japan from 1863-1864 as he represented Switzerland. * Because of his diplomatic position, he was able to travel beyond the barriers of the foreign settlement at Yokohama. A privilege accorded exclusively to diplomatists of the Treaty Powers. He set down in writing his view of quarters inaccessible to the ordinary person. * With candor, this text illustrates and discusses the life, customs & activities of the Japanese, their neighboring towns, Bay of Yeddo, taverns &c., embellished by sketches and photographs done while enroute. * A wonderful primary insight to an earlier Japan before the influence of foreign powers. Lavishly illustrated with beautifully executed art. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        The Greville Memoirs.

      London: Longmans, Green & Co.,, 1874-1887.. Edited by Henry Reeve. 8 volumes, octavo (216 × 139 mm). Contemporary burgundy half morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Bookplate to front pastedowns, couple of bands lightly rubbed, an excellent set. A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and William IV is a second edition and A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852 and A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1852 to 1860 are both first editions. A handsomely bound set.

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        Les diaboliques

      1874 - 354 pp. Paris. Dentu (impr. Jacob à Orléans), 1874, in-12, 354 pp., reliure à dos à nerfs de chagrin rouge, tête dorée, Croyant à l'ingérence du diable dans les affaires humaines, Barbey d'Aurevilly s'attache dans ces six nouvelles à raconter plusieurs cas ou l'esprit du mal s'incarne à travers un personnage féminin. Couverture et dos non conservés, rare exemplaire de l'édition originale, en bel état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Am illustrated historical Atlas of La Porte Co. Indiana

       Selbstverlag, (Chicago), 1874. 120 S. mit lithographierter Titelillustration, 90 Lithographien und 30 colorierten Karten, original Halbleder, Imperial-Folio, (Kanten berieben und bestoßen/teils fleckig/Kapitale ausgebrochen/hinterer Einbanddeckel lose/einige hinterlegte Randeinrisse) - Compiled Drawn & Published from Personal Examinations & Surveys by Higgins, Belden & Co. - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Amerika,Atlanten

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Eine Encyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens, 3. Auflage, Halbleder-Ausgabe, 15 + 1 Bände, 1874 - 1878.

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1874 - 1878. Dritte gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage. Grundwerk (A - Z) in 15 Bänden. Es erschienen außerdem ein Ergänzungs- und Registerband (Bd. 16) sowie 5 Jahres-Supplemente (Bde. 17 - 21), ferner ein so genannter Schlüssel (systematisches Artikel-Verzeichnis). Grundwerk in 15 Bänden sowie der Band 16 (Ergänzungen und Register), zusammen somit 16 Bände. Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern an den Kapitalen. Deckel in anthrazitfarbenem Leinen und mit Lederecken. Buchschnitt mit großflächiger Marmorierung. Die Ausgabe zeichnet sich ihr robustes, noch frisch wirkendes Leder aus. Das Grundwerk umfasst circa 70.000 Artikel, knapp 400 Stahlstich-, Holzstich- oder lithographierte Tafeln (geografische Karten sowie naturwissenschaftliche und technologische Bildertafeln), außerdem 1.460 eigens für das Lexikon gezeichnete Textabbildungen. Sechs Bände hier ferner mit vorgehefteten Korrespondenzblättern. Alle Bände in gutem Zustand ohne nennenswerte Läsionen (allenfalls kleine Schramme am unteren Buchrücken des 5. Bandes). Deckel geringfügig beschabt. Seiten partiell etwas fleckig (wenige Seiten etwas mehr). In toto schönes solides Exemplar dieser klassischen Ausgabe in sehr guter Materialqualität. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Meyer Meyers Lexikon Konversationslexikon Konversations-Lexikon Conversationslexikon, Conversations-Lexikon

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 3.Auflage, Prachtausgabe Meidinger | 15 Bände (A-Z), 1874-1878

      Bibliographisches Institut 1874-1878, Leipzig - Prachtausgabe der Hofbuchhandlung Meidinger, Berlin. Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Dritte gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage. Eine Encyklopädie des . Komplettes Exemplar in 15 Bänden (A-Z). Leipzig, Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1874-1878. Eine der schönsten Einbandvariante dieser 3.Auflage: Dekorative Original-Halbledereinbände mit umfangreichen Goldprägungen, farbig marmorierter Pfauenbuchschnitt. Zus. etwa 15.600 S. Format ca. 25 x 17 cm. Exemplar - 15 Bände (A-Z): Wie auch den ersten sieben Originalbildern zu entnehmen, ist der Ledereinband berieben. Die Rückenkanten ohne Mängel wie den häufig anzutreffenden Einrissen oder Fehlstellen. Lediglich ein Außengelenk unten mit kleinem & in der Gesamtansicht nicht zu sehendem Einriss. Ecken teils stärker bestoßen. Der obere Pfauenbuchschnitt gedunkelt. Deckelbezug berieben; teils fleckig, bei einem Band ist das Leinen am Übergang zum Lederumschlag etwas aufgefasert & hat zudem drei kleine Löchel. Innen ohne unangenehmem Geruch. Eine Textseite sowie Abbildung am Rand ein Stück eingerissen. In Band 14 wurden 1 cm am unteren Rand der Titel -& Vortitelseite abgeschnitten. Eine Abbildung lose & mit Fehlstück; ansonsten alles fest eingebunden. Bei etwa der Hälfte der Bände ist an einer Stelle mittig die Fadenbindung zu sehen. Seiten leicht gebräunt; ein Teil durchgehend, ein Teil hauptsächlich auf den vorderen & hinteren Seiten fleckig; Vorsätze dabei häufig besonders stark betroffen. Dort auch kleiner Aufkleber der herausgebenden Buchhandlung Meidinger. 30500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheca Nicotiana; a first catalogue of books about tobacco. Collected by William Bragge.

      Sheffield, 1/50 examples printed from type for the author 1874 - OFFERING: The first bibliography on tobacco, limited to 50 examples on British handmade paper printed for private circulation. It was compiled from the first known collection with descriptions of 169 books on tobacco in the published language, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, etc. Some examples, including this one aren't numbered. The rare specimen is in the original sewn tobacco wrappers and the limitation leaf states "no. _ of 50 copies". It was formerly owned by Robert Lang of Rye, New York, noted for his collection of British historical memorabilia and books and has no bookplate or owner label. Mounted next to some catalog entries are clippings that correct or augment descriptions and mounted on a front endpaper is an early bookseller description and five clippings, regarding the expanded second edition of 1880. RARITY: Very Rare. A worldwide search finds 22 institutional holdings, almost exclusively at major research libraries, including Cambridge, Duke, Harvard, McGill, New York Public Library, Princeton and Yale. The last reported auction sale was at Christie's in 2004 where the book was the featured work in a collection of books on tobacco that sold for 6,573 British pounds. CONDITION: Acceptable. Pages: head of gutter bumped, some top-edge and fore-edge soiling, pages 29-30 with two fore-edge tears. / Wrappers: all-around wear with stains, soiling, fingering, and abrasions, the upper side's bottom corner chipped and turned up with loss. / Binding: substantially weakened, needs to be handled with care, for wrappers with considerable loss at head of spine. PAGINATION: Complete; 46 pages including limitation statement, title page, preface, and annotated catalog illustrated with two woodcut decorations, a headpiece and tailpiece. SIZE: 213 x 173 mm. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request. MY LISTINGS: Search in 3 easy steps. 1) Click my name in bookseller field below title and author description. 2) Click bookseller & payment information. 3) Click my name again. You can now search by catalog, keyword, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1874 - 1874 Original Paperback Wisden, No Rear Cover, Very Rare

      1874. Hi, This lot is an 1874 Original Paperback Wisden. It has no rear cover, tape to the spine and in OK to good condition. I was proud to own this book for years (hence how I can offer it at such a low price) but I have now purchased an alternative original so my book is up for sale, the front covers has a square of tape to it and has a lot of marks. The following 20 or so pages have very severe foxing as can be seen in the pictures (please see the video) after that it is clean inside. Tape to the spine and no rear cover but a very rare book, odd dog ear to the rear pages.

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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. - 700 bis 1100 S. je Band mit Abbildungen und Tafeln, 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). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 44000 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), [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EHON TEIKIN OHRAI: THE ILLUSTRATED 'COMMUNICATION OF HOME PRECEPTS.'

      [Edo c.1874, Yoshikawa]. Stitched wrappers, 3 vols.,complete. set, 30+30+30p., 166 woodcut illustrations, covers with some. small chips, corners, bit rubbed, contents clean, no worming. very good impression,16 x 23.8 cm.,blue Chitsu folding case.. WONDERFUL & CHARMING DESIGNS BY JAPANS'S GREATEST PAINTER THE ARTIST/ILLUSTRATOR: The work was illustrated by Hokusai, and reflects all charm and skill that he is famous for. Hokusai has captured the flavor and charm of his genre, reflecting a lovely panoramic view of the Japanese and their life, set during the 1830- 1840's towards the end of the Tokugawa period. A delightful and most light-hearted illustrated book, typical of Hokusai, who enjoyed poking fun at the irony of daily life and its parade of characters. **** THE AUTHOR: The text was written by Gene Hohshi [?-1350] a Buddhist priest of the Tendai sect, wrote the text in the 14th century, see Hillier p.200 for more. * THE SUBJECT: A popular work during the late Tokugawa period, it was also used in the Ashikaga period, as a text for writing by the literati classes. An eclectic and superbly illustrated text, shows the activities of all classes of Japanese. Tradesmen at their hard toil, paper makers, the daily activities of women, artists and artisans, cultured classes, warriors, Buddhist priests, Lords, and a host of other charming drawings. With a number of natural history illustrations: fish, birds & animals. * Hokusai books are always RARE & highly desirable. They reflect a charm, showing the artist's humor and compassion for life, his talented gift to record for all posterity. A lovely and sympathetic view of what Japan was truly like during his times. His works are celebrated as the best Japanese painter and illustrator of his era. S U P E R B ! ****** PER HILLIER: [See entry in Bibliography below] "It was the first book of what might be termed a serious, didactic type that Hokusai had been called upon to illustrate during his long career..." Page 198. * "Hokusai's book is ingeniously designed, with pages divided in two, and text and illustration separated by a dividing line, but the positions of each part, and their proportions, varied from page to page. ...but seizes upon some incident or object mentioned by the author and builds a drawing around it, situation his pictures in contemporary Edo and his figures in 'modern dress.'" Page 200-201. * "One illustration [plate 181] gives us a picture of another famous publisher's bookshop...it is the premises of Nishumura Eijudoh, the publisher of the TEKIN ORAI, his sign and name being emblazoned on the Noren [or curtain] and on the lantern outside the premises. Another illustration is of Benkei, with his armoury of fearsome weapons, standing on Gojo Bridge." Page 200-201, plate 181, 182. ****** EDITION: This is the Meiji reprint of the first issue, 1828. * CONDITION: The work is printed with good registry and excellent key block line and images are solid. The binding is tight with some minor splits to where the stitching is at either the top or lower edges, some very minor chipping to edges of covers. The set is contained in a recent indigo-blue Chitsu case with bone clips. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE & CHINESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS IN THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, p.258. * E. Dawes: p.57. * H. Kerlen: CATALOGUE OF PRE-PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS, p.137, #335. * J. Hillier: THE ART OF HOKUSAI IN BOOK ILLUSTRATION: p.277, item number 230, the 1828 edition, and pp.198, 200, 201; illustrations 181, 182. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Autograph letter signed "R. Leoncavallo" to an unidentified male correspondent.

      - "Ricordi owned the rights to nearly all of the traditional Italian repertory, including the works of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi; and through Lucca, the Italian rights to Wagner's operas. Sonzogno, beginning in 1874, had acquired the Italian rights to the works of virtually the entire body of contemporary French composers, including Bizet, Massenet, and Thomas. Among the emerging composers of the 1880s and 1890s, Puccini was the prize of Ricordi's 'stable'. Sonzogno, who was far more aggressive in seeking out younger composers, had nearly the entire giovane scuola under contract, including Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Giordano, Cilèa, and a number of lesser-known figures. " Alan Mallach in The Autumn of Italian Opera: From Verismo to Modernism, 1890-1915, p. 212.Less than two months before Leoncavallo wrote this letter, his opera, I Medici, had been premiered in Milan with little success. Indeed, in spite of the successful premiere of Pagliacci the year before, it became increasingly difficult for Leoncavallo to have his works performed in Italy. Both Pagliacci and I Medici would be well-received in Germany, however, "where audiences were favorably inclined to works of the Giovane Scuola." Michele Girardi in Grove Music Online. 3 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated [Rome,] December 25, 1893. In black ink. On stationery with the name and illustration of the Hôtel Belle-Vue in Rome printed at head. In Italian (with translation). Leoncavallo describes at length, and with considerable anguish, some of his problems with publishers, journalists, and librettists. This letter is particularly intriguing for its account of the intense rivalry between the two greatest publishers of Italian opera in the late 19th-century: Ricordi and Sonzogno."A group of people [at the Milanese newspaper, La Tribuna] are determined to make me suffer for the double sin for which I am not to blame: The first is that of belonging to Sonzogno. The second is that of not belonging to Ricordi, and so this is the way that petty journalists and politicians judge a work of art, which has cost me so much work, so much anxiety, and so many tears! And for the first time all around me I feel discord and coldness and indifference and it brings me great sorrow." Slightly worn, soiled and stained; creased at edges and folds; two small tears to edges of central fold; two small holes to center of second leaf. Together with:A postcard photograph of the composer. Slightly worn; small stains to verso.

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        Messa da Requiem. Riduzione per canto e pianoforte di Michele Saladina Traduzione Italiana versi del Comm. Angelo Fava Prosa del Sac. Prof. Claudio Borri 44004 - netti Fr. 15. [Piano-vocal score]

      Ricordi [without PN to music] [1874], Milano. - First Edition of the first version. Hopkinson 3A(a), citing just one other copy of the first edition with the plate number printed to any of the pages, at the Bibliothèque nationale, Paris. Gatti: Verdi nelle Immagini, p. 114 (reproducing the polychrome title). "The 1870s did. produce the Requiem, and that is no small achievement. The origins of the piece began in 1868 with Verdi's suggestion for a composite Requiem in honour of Rossini, to be written by ‘the most distinguished Italian composers’. This was duly completed but plans to perform the piece came to nothing; in April 1873 Verdi's contribution, the ‘Libera me’ movement, was returned to him. It seems likely that about that time he decided to write an entire Requiem himself, a decision perhaps precipitated, perhaps strengthened, by the death in May of Alessandro Manzoni, to whom the work was dedicated." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online. Large octavo. Publisher's full black cloth with titling blindstamped to upper. [I] (polychrome title in the style of an illuminated manuscript), [II) (blank), [III] (title), [IV] (blank), [V] (index), [VI-XIII] (text in Latin), [XIV] (blank), 229, [i] (blank) pp. With occasional performance markings in pencil. First three lines of title printed in violet ink. Small ownership stamp, "D. Gardiner," to upper outer corner of front flyleaf. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and soiled. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Transactions of the Zoological Society of London: Volume 8, Part 2, 1874

      London: The Zoological Society of London, 1874. Hardcover. No jacket. Ex-university library. From Birbeck College, University of London. Contains parts five to nine of volume eight, 1873 to 1874, in library binding. Contains black & white and colour illustrations. Boards and spine are marked and scored. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are bumped and worn. Page block and pages are tanned, marked and creased. Embossed stamps on FEP and first page. Label on BEP. Final illustration plate is partially detached from binding, but remains intact along with other pages. Contents are clear throughout. HCW. hardcover. Acceptable/No Dust Jacket. Ex-Library.

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        Swiss Alps. Lake and Mountain Scenery

      - 24 Originalphotographien auf Tafeln von G. Closs and O. Froehlicher und 48 Textholzstiche. 148 Seiten. Fred. Bruckmann Verlag. Munich and Berlin. 1874. Goldgeprägter Halbleder Prachtband mit Goldschnitt. Kanten und Bünde etwas bestoßen. Innen gut mit wenigen Stockflecken (deutlich weniger als üblich). Großformat 38x29 cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1874 - 1874 Original Paperback Wisden, No Rear Cover, Very Rare.

      1874. Hi, This lot is an 1874 Original Paperback Wisden. It has no rear cover, tape to the spine and in OK to good condition. I was proud to own this book for years (hence how I can offer it at such a low price) but I have now purchased an alternative original so my book is up for sale, the front covers has a square of tape to it and has a lot of marks. The following 20 or so pages have very severe foxing as can be seen in the pictures (please see the video) after that it is clean inside. Tape to the spine and no rear cover but a very rare book, odd dog ear to the rear pages.

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        Viaggio in Ispagna del barone Carlo Davillier. Illustrato da oltre 300 disegni di Gustavo Doré.

      - Milano, F.lli Treves, 1874, in-4 piccolo, leg. edit. in mezzo marocchino rosso con piatti in tela rossa imitante il marocchino, titolo e fregi in oro sul dorso e sul piatto anteriore, tagli dorati, pp. VIII, 623, [1]. Con centinaia di illustrazioni di Gustave Doré: n.t. e a piena pagina f.t. Lievi spellature al dorso e qualche sbiaditura alla tela dei piatti. Alcune fioriture all'interno. Buon esemplare. Prima edizione italiana. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschiedenis en beschrijving van Haarlem.

      Zogvuldig omschreven wandeling door Haarlem en de omgeving door de Haarlemse leraar F.Allan. 1874-1888 Voorzien van fraaie litho's. J.J.van Brederode 4 delen. band redelijk, platen met lichte vochtvlekken. 4º: 512-719-744-751 pp.

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        A Monograph of the Odontoglossum

      London, 1874. Folio. (20 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches). Half-title. 30 hand-coloured lithographed plates by Walter Hood Fitch, printed by Vincent Brooks or Vincent Brooks, Day & Son. 20th-century blue morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, covers panelled in gilt, with fillets and a decorative roll, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in second and third, and with initials 'H.C.S.' and the date '1961' at the foot of the spine, the other compartments with double fillet borders around single large centrally-placed flower tools, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges Provenance: Clare Howard (Corley Castle, Carlisle, early pencil inscription on half title); H.C.S. (binding, dated 1961) A fine copy of the greatest work on the most beautiful of all the high elevation 'cool' orchids - the genus Odontoglossum - illustrated with magnificent plates by 'the most outstanding botanical artist of his day' (Blunt & Stearn 'The Art of Botanical Illustration' [1994] p.265) Bateman intended the work to be made up from "at least a dozen parts" (Introduction), but difficulties in obtaining specimens of the high elevation orchids of Central and South America, led him to complete the work in six parts (with each part containing 5 plates). Fitch's plates represent some of his finest work, executed when he was at the height of his artistic powers. His talents are particularly suited to the depiction of Orchids which allow him to demonstrate his "incredible ability in dealing with complicated botanical structures" (Blunt & Stearn p.264). The Odontoglossum genus was not successfully introduced to Europe until relatively late in the nineteenth century. It had long been known that the genus was rich "in species pre-eminent for the loveliness and delicacy of their flowers" (Introduction), but the mistaken belief on the part of growers that all orchids required hot humid conditions to thrive prevented (with a few accidental exceptions) the successful cultivation of any of the cool orchids. In about 1860 it finally came to be appreciated that the species which lived at high altitudes (Bateman notes that Odontoglossum are not found below 2500 feet) thrive in cool temperatures and dry air. Armed with this information the so-called 'system of cool treatment' was developed by growers (Bateman's input included his Guide to Cool Orchid Growing , published in 1864), and the knowledge that those without an orchid-house could finally enjoy the beauties of the orchid gave fresh impetus to the spread of interest in orchids in general and the Odontoglossum genus in particular. "Extremely variable in their markings, there are over three hundred known species of Odontoglossum in Mexico and South America ... As dealers competed to obtain them, the monetary rewards of 'cornering the market' led to secrecy concerning the native habitats of newly discovered varieties" ( The Orchid observed 20). Bateman notes in the introduction that the explosion of interest in the genus was such that three independent expeditions to New Grenada "found themselves sailing for the same destination in the same steamer on the same errand!" Great Flower Books (1990) p.73; Nissen BBI 88; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 343.

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        Map of the Rutger's Farm As it existed in 1784, Accurately made from reliable data

      New York, 1874. Lithograph with period colour by Louis E. Neuman. Backed on linen with piping along edges, as issued. Creasing in far left and far right sections of map, mildly creased within. Property owner names written in ink in various places. A fascinating look at one of the most valuable properties in New York City The title is a little bit mis-leading, as this is a map of what had been Rutgers Farm but now (i.e. in 1874) being laid out for development. The Rutgers Farm Estate had been one of the largest family owned properties in Manhattan since the 17th century. Its dissolution after the Civil War was a major real estate event. Members of the Rutgers family arrived in Manhattan in 1646, eventually establishing a brewery. The brewery led to the acquisition of farmland, tenants and slaves and resulted in a large fortune. The farm that Hendrick Rutgers left to his four children in a will written in 1784 is the subject of this very interesting New York City map. The property, a portion of which is now beneath the Manhattan Bridge, extended from Catherine Street (named after Catherine Rutgers) to Montgomery Street and from the East River to Division Street (the road that divided Rutgers and De Lancey's properties). Hendrick Rutgers had left the family farmhouse near Chatham Square and built the Rutgers Mansion farther northeast on the property in the late 18th century. As stated or implied on the map, most of the property was passed on to his son, Col. Henry Rutgers, who became one of the greatest landowners in New York City. He never married and his property went to his nephew, William Crosby, who died in 1865. It was in 1867 that the division into lots and building of tenements began, so this map relates to recent events in the neighborhood.. The ownership of the lots has been written in some cases by hand in ink. The name Crosby (for example) is seen frequently among them. Rutgers Farm thus became part of the teeming Lower East Side. Not far from the Five Points, this neighborhood in 1874 would have been quite poor and predominantly Irish. During the 1880's there was an influx of Italian, Eastern European and Russian Jews, Poles, Hungarians and others as the Irish spread out through the city and beyond. What had been Rutgers Farm became part of the greenhouse for the new America. The mapmaker, John Bute Holmes, was a civil engineer and city surveyor. Based on two articles that appeared in the New York Times in 1875, his ethical competence was questionable. It was alleged that he was married to several women at once, compromised a number of others and killed a police officer in a fight over the man's wife, with whom Holmes "had been intimate". He was quite wealthy, which seems to have been the means by which he evaded the claims of justice. Holmes made several maps of large, old New York city properties in development, 21 such maps are in the New York Public Library collection, and it is safe to assume there is a connection between these and his reputed wealth.

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        My Life on the Plains. Or, Personal Experiences with Indians

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

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        FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (Near Fine Copy of the First American Edition)

      New York: Henry Holt, 1874. Hardy, Thomas. FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD. New York: Henry Holt, 1874. First American Edition, a volume in Holt's "Leisure Hour Series." A NEAR FINE copy in the publisher's original cream cloth decorated in black; the usual light soil is in evidence and the spine is slightly age-toned, but the volume has virtually no wear. This copy is of particular desirability as it contains the earliest known endpaper ads reading November 17th, 1874 which has in the past suggested precedence over the two-volume London edition published on November 23rd, 1874. Although Purdy (p. 17) reminds us all that dated advertisements can never be entirely reliable as bibliographic points, the compelling possibility of precedence (which Purdy doesn't entirely rule out) combined with the extreme rarity of the two-volume English first edition in original cloth makes this one of the author's most sought after first American editions. Not a difficult book to find in poor condition but virtually impossible to find this nice: this is the second best example we've handled in 25 years of specializing in Hardy first editions. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell case. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine.

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