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        Hong Kong Harbour

      Hong Kong, ca. 1875 Albumen print, mounted. 9 x 11 ½ inches. Printed caption mounted beneath photograph: "No. 941. - Cargo-boats and native crafts..." This fine photograph by Lai Fong, who has long been considered "the most significant Chinese photographer of the nineteenth-century," offers an excellent glimpse of old Hong Kong's crowded harbor (Bennett). Traditional Chinese junks and sampans fill the waterfront view. During the 19th century the "harbor was at the very center of Hong Kong's attraction and contributed more than anything else to its growing importance. It was a safe, well-sheltered, convenient anchorage, and very beautiful." (Lim, Forgotten Souls, 158.) Hong Kong Harbor was praised for the prosperity it brought to the city as well as its beauty. This photograph shows the bustling waterfront and those who inhabited the junks and sampans moored in the Fragrant Harbor over a century ago.

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        Atlas of Washington County, Ohio; From Actual Surveys by and under the Direction of D.J. Lake; C.E. To Which is Added a Township Map of the State of Ohio also an Outline & Railroad Map of the United States

      Titus Simmons & Titus, Philadelphia 1875 - 95 numbered pages plus Ohio township and US railway maps. 16.5 inches tall. Bound in the original stamped boards covered in brown cloth with gilt title. Boards are worn along edges and spine backstrip has been archivally repaired. This is an original 1875 edition with light age toning and foxing throughout. A few marginal tears repaired with archival materials. Township map is complete with unrepaired closed tears along fold lines. Images shown are photos of the actual book listed here. Barking Dog Books and Art LLC has been an independent bookseller online since 2002. Orders are processed promptly, carefully packed, and shipped with delivery confirmation. Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ensayo ornitológico de los troquilideos ó colibríes de México por Rafael Montes de Oca Miembro de la Sociedad Mexicana de Historia Natural.

      Imprenta de Ignacio Escalante, Bajos de San Agustin Num 1, Mexico 1875 - "Fine Hand Colored Lithographs of Mexican Humming Birds". 4to (11 1/2x8 inches); tinted lithographed portrait of the author, 12 lithograph plates of hummingbirds (some with flowers) with original beautiful hand coloring, a few attributed to Hesiquio Iriarte, after original artwork by author-artist.; modern crushed black morocco; original front wrapper bound in. FIRST EDITION OF THIS PIONEERING WORK ON MEXICAN HUMMINGBIRDS by a talented Mexican ornithologist and illustrator, with the descriptions linked to the illustrations by numbers. In total, forty-eight species are listed, and forty-six are illustrated. A native of Mexico, Rafael Montes de Oca (fl. 1859-1880s) was a scientific illustrator, artist, teacher of drawing and languages, and naturalist who wrote, researched, and collected birds and plants of Mexico. Montes de Oca worked as a naturalist on the Mexican-Guatemalan Boundary Commission and collected many plant specimens that are now deposited in the herbarium of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Montes de Oca was a friend and colleague of both naturalist Dr. Manuel María Villada (1841-1922), founding member and longtime president of the Sociedad Mexicana de Historia Natural, and Mexican painter José María Velasco (1840-1912), who made Mexican geography a symbol of national identity through his paintings. Carolina Amor de Fournier, in her introduction to Hummingbirds and Orchids, describes them as a trio of nature enthusiasts who were often in the field together. Velasco also illustrated botanical, zoological, paleontological, and geological publications. In some instances Velasco modeled his detailed anatomical drawings on the scientist Montes de Oca's specimens. Two of the illustrations in the present work are listed as Velasco's in the exhaustive National Homage, José María Velasco (Mexico, 1993). Fine Bird Books, p. 95. Bradley Martin Sale Lot 1741 (Sotheby's NY December 1989). Nissan, Die illustrierten Vogelbücher 643. Palau 178890. Wood, Vertebrate Zoology, p. 470. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Designs for Encaustic and Geometric Tile Pavement (Spine title)

      The Campbell Brick and Tile Co. (and) Robert Minton Taylor Tile Works, Stoke-on-Trent, England 1875 - Library buckram binding. 36 color lithographed pages. All plates bear the stamp in light blue ink of "T. Aspinwall & Son, Sole Agents, 38 Murray Street, NY" at the top of the page. There are 26 plates representing works from the Campbell Brick and Tile Co. with a common logo at the top of the page (this logo includes reference to awards given to them in Dublin in 1872 and Vienna in 1873); there are two plates from this company with a variant logo; there are 8 plates representing work from Robert Minton Taylor Tile Works. It can be noted that the plates from The Campbell Brick and Tile Company list Colin Minton Campbell as the Proprietor, and Robert Minton Taylor as the Manager. The colors in these lithographed plates are extraordinary in their freshness and brightness. There is minor offsetting in spots, and the 8 Fulton plates are printed on slightly thicker stock. These plates would appear to date from 1869 to 1874. The other plates would appear to date from 1875 or after, which is when the Campbell Brick and Tile Company came into existence. Online research indicates many court cases involving Minton, Campbell and Tile manufacture at the time, and the myriad uses of the Minton name by Campbell. The plates illustrate different patterns of tile works that could be ordered (by number, which is unique to each plate illustration. While there does not appear to be duplication in these numbers, they presented in chronological order and the count is not continuous and unbroken. This is sold as a collection of extremely rare color lithographs of English tiles and tile-patterns that were available in the United States from the mid-1870s onward from these manufacturers. Only the University of Rochester appears to have anything similar to this publication, and their record states their copy to have 48 plates but there is no further description. I would not say this publication is missing plates based solely on that reference. Ex library. Plates are clean and vibrant [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fornicazioni di Fra Mazzapicchio edite per cura di Diego Martelli fiorentino ed illustrate da Telemaco Signorini

      Nistri, 1875. Delizioso libro d'artista impresso in soli 100 esemplari dichiarati all'ultima carta. Raccolta di prose erotiche attribuite al francescano padre Didaco di San Friano (Borgo San Frediano, a Firenze), ornate da tre splendide acqueforti del macchiaiolo e impressionista Signorini. Assieme ai «Primi passi» (1871) e alle «Storielline» (1876), sempre a petto delle prose di Martelli, questo libro compone un trittico che è ritenuto tra le migliori prove del Signorini incisore. «[...] forse il meglio della sua opera grafica [...] il Signorini lo diede nelle illustrazioni delle tre raccolte di novelle veristiche di Diego Martelli [...] Costretto a dir tutto in breve spazio, qui il Signorini vi riuscì senza disperdere le sue forze; e il segno aderì più strettamente al soggetto propostogli dall'amico Diego, che d'altra parte lo riportava in un clima ben confacente alle sue tendenze e ai suoi umori. Di questo gruppo, l'acquaforte che illustra la prima novella delle 'Fornicazioni di Fra Mazzapicchio', quella che dà il titolo al libro, vale per l'efficacia della rappresentazione e per un tocco magro e conclusivo, che superano l'evidente ispirazione letteraria» (L. Vitali, «L'incisione italiana dell'Ottocento», in: Domus 29, maggio 1930, pp. 31ss.) Parenti, Rarità, II, p. 174s.

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        Historia de la Ciudad de Medina Sidonia, que dejó inédita el Dr. D. Publícala con notas D. Joaquín María Enrile y Méndez de Sotomayor.

      - Cádiz, Revista Médica, 1875, 22 x 14,5 cm., plena piel de época, escudo + XXXIV págs. incluso árbol genealógico + 389 págs + 2 hojas. (Tirada de 500 ejemplares. Buen ejemplar). Andalucía Cádiz

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      , January 18, 1875. January 18, 1875. The Power of Attorney document is in regard to Louisville, Kentucky resident renting a Texas fort. The document, dated January 18, 1875 reads in part, "I, D.M Dowell of the City of Louisville in the state of Kentucky have made constituted and appointed ... and appoint G.A Kirkland of the county of Shackelford in the State of Texas... hereby in the premises, to rent or leave on such terms and conditions as to him may seem proper a certain track of land, or any portion thereof, with the here onto thereon situated in Shackelford and State of Texas... further to receive all monies arising from the rent of said premises from any person or persons due and owing the same and to receipt for the same for me and in my name giving and granting to my said attorney full power and authority to do and perform every act and thing... necessary to be done in and about the premise... Without charge to the United States and the party of the second part guarantees to the party of the first part right of way and free access to the Springs on the south bank of the Clear Park of the Brazos River embraced in said Survey No. 478, together with the privileges of using and hauling away water there from to have and to hold the tract of land above described with the . . . thereof, so long as the said tract of land may be required by the United States, not however to exceed a period of one (1) year from the date above written. The United States reserves the right to quit, relinquish and give up the said premises within the one year mentioned above by giving to the party of the second part one months notice, and it is expressly stipulated and agreed upon that party of the first part shall have the right title to and privilege of moving, bargaining away or otherwise disposing of any or all buildings, or other improvements already made . . . hereby confirming all that my said attorney may or shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtues hereof... I Peter I. Clark clerk of the district court... do hereby certify that the above and forgiving attached power of attorney together with this certificate of authentication was filed in my office for record... and was duly and correctly recorded of the records of deeds of trust... lease to the United States of America all that track piece and parcel of land, lying and being in the county of Shackelford... the party of the first part hereby consent and agree to pay to the party of the second part at the office of the chief quartermaster of the department of Texas at San Antonio, Texas... at the yearly sum of $100... the payment to be made monthly... " The Brazos River is now a main source of water to Texas homes. Prior to the Civil War, the Brazos River was important to navigation.

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        Notes of a Western Hunting Trip. A Series of Letters of a Hunting Expedition in Missouri, Kansas, and the Indian Territory, in the Winter of 1874

      [Easton, Pa.]: Easton Free Press, 1875. First edition. With 7 mounted photographs on 6 leaves; woodcut vignettes. Text in double columns. 34 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary half morocco and marbled boards, gilt morocco label on upper cover. Bookplate of F. P. Williamson. Some minor soiling to text leaves. Very good plus copy of a rare book. First edition. With 7 mounted photographs on 6 leaves; woodcut vignettes. Text in double columns. 34 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Fascinating account of a hunting trip in the midwest beyond the Mississippi, including incidents of quail shooting and an account of the Great Pigeon Roost of southwestern Missouri, dispersed by a snowstorm a week before Boutcher reached the area.Boutcher was an associate editor of the Easton Free Press and the letters were published in the Easton Free Press, Dec. 1874 to Jan. 1875.Phil Williamson was a noted collector of American sporting books from the 1950s to the turn of the twenty-first century; he contributed a chapter on collecting to Siegel's 1981 Derrydale Press bibliography. Phillips p. 278; Howes N212 "b" (without mention of photographs and not knowing author); Streeter sale 4099 ($575). Not in Heller. OCLC 27855517 (Yale, NYPL, Newberry, Univ. of Missouri St. Louis)

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        Les mille

      - Charles Silvain, Paris 1875, 13,5x22cm, relié. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese. Bound in rosso a metà il dolore con gli angoli, di nuovo con quattro nervi decorati con reti dorate e puntini, un piccolo graffio su un nervo e due piccoli fori nella parte superiore e inferiore della schiena, il nome del proprietario impresso in Lunghezza oro, piatti carta marmorizzata, reti angoli dorati inquadratura, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, legatura contemporanea. macchie sparse. autografo Rare firmato da Giuseppe Garibaldi: "Al mio caro Perrot". Preziosa copia tempo legame stabilito per il dedicatario.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge à coins, dos à quatre nerfs orné de filets et de pointillés dorés, un petit accroc sur un nerf et deux minuscules trous en tête et en pied du dos, nom du propriétaire estampé à l'or en pied, plats de papier marbré, filets dorés en encadrement des coins, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Rousseurs éparses. Rare envoi autographe signé de Giuseppe Garibaldi : "A mon cher Perrot". Précieux exemplaire en reliure du temps établie pour le dédicataire.  

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        A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities.

      London: John Murray,, 1875-87. Comprising of the history, institutions, and antiquities of the Christian Church, from the time of the apostles to the age of Charlemagne; [together with:] Smith, William, & Henry Wace (eds.) A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines; during the first eight centuries. Being a continuation of 'The Dictionary of the Bible'. 2 works in 6 volumes, octavo (235 x 160 mm). Contemporary purplish-brown morocco, spines decorated and ruled in gilt, single line gilt border on sides, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Spines faded, tips a little worn, a little rubbing to spines, occasional pale foxing to text blocks, abrasions to front pastedown of vol. 1 of A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities. An excellent set. First editions. From the library of Hugh Grosvenor (1825-1899), first duke of Westminster, with his armorial bookplate (dated 1884), ducal monogram in head compartment of spines, and gilt supralibros on front covers.

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      [Nagoya 1875, Tohekido]. Blue stitched stiff wrs.,3 vol. set very good, vol.2 original leaf 15 missing, provided in photo copy, else contents complete, clean, clear images, tones of gray, Sumi, black, indigo blue, 16 x 24 cm. R A R E *** *** FUGAKU HYAKKEI: 100 VIEWS OF MT. FUJI HOKUSAI'S MOST FAMOUS BOOK ON MT. FUJI. COLOR WOODBLOCK-PRINTED ON HAND-MAID WASHI PAPER A CLASSIC ! KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI [1760-1849]: Hokusai's most famous work in book form, illustrating a profusion of views of Mt. Fuji from all perspectives. This book was also the prototype for his great color woodblock print series on Mt. Fuji. A delightful and impressive work, considered a classic for over a hundred years. This monograph is devoted to Japan's most sacred Mt. Fuji in all its glory, portrayed in various seasons and as seen by common folk as they go about their daily lives and daily occupations. THE INTRODUCTION: The introduction was written by Hokusai on the first two pages of volume one. THE COMPLETE SET OF 3 VOLUMES: The volumes are about 22.5 x 15.5 cm.[size of some editions may vary], 25+25+25 double folded leaves or 150 pages in all, with illustrations of Mt. Fuji on 144 pages, 6 pages of Japanese text. The history of the various editions and volume count are complex, the work was originally issued complete in two volumes, which included all pages found in the 3 volume set. The set of 3 volumes is no different that those bound in 2 volumes. The binding format was a choice made by binders. The usual format is 3 volumes. THE EDITIONS: There were two main editions: the FIRST EDITION, published in 1834-5 was bound in pink stiff stitched covers, commonly called "FALCON FEATHERS." All later editions are reprints with various dates, bound in yellow, blue, purple, green, black and several other variants. Contents remains the same, it would be a matter of quality of impression. The later editions do not always have a colophon, or date. Some editions do show publisher's information and date. Other copies may have been rebound omitting the colophon. There is no 'standard' relationship between date and color of binding, however we have had many editions and copies, information below reflects this history: In 1875 [Meiji 8th year], reprint, bound in either yellow covers with green printed title slips or blue covers with red printed title slips. In 1877 [Meiji 10th year] reprint in black covers with red printed title slips. A late [final?] reprint in 1940, with yellow covers. All of the above were woodblock printed editions on Washi [hand-made] paper. The contents is identical regardless of edition. The volume size varied by a few centimeters, mostly a difference of the top or bottom margins. The quality of the reprints are determined by the freshness of the impression and registry. As the original woodblocks wore down and warped, they were replaced with new blocks. Some later editions were printed from very worn, poor quality original blocks, others from a mixed variety of old and new blocks, quality varies in each copy. Please visit our website to see the editions currently in stock. Photos posted to our website may not reflect the exact copies in stock, but are 'generic' examples of the contents. THE SUBJECT: MT. FUJI, JAPAN'S MOST SACRED SYMBOL: The work is marvelous, it shows Mt. Fuji portrayed in the daily life of the common people. In the spring time, how ordinary Japanese sat outdoors and viewed the cherry blossoms with Mt. Fuji in the background. Mt. Fuji was always present in daily life as a background. The composition, artistry and skill of Hokusai is without parallel. The book illustrates his unique talent and drawing skills. His artistry pictured Mt. Fuji in myriad scenes, early morning, evening, rain and cloudy days. The mystical quality of Mt. Fuji demonstrates the great respect Hokusai felt, showing the great grandeur of the sacred mountain. Hokusai used acute visual composition concepts, insight and visionary-like "Avant-garde" talent to impress viewers to identify with the splendor of Mt. Fuji. Hokusai is still hailed as Japan's greatest artist of the 19th century. His woodblock printed books and printed command solid prices. THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE THREE VOLUMES: There was a complete English translation of the set and each page. Please visit our website and search for F.V. Dickins, 1960 which is stock. See below for more details. CONDITION NOTE: We may have different dated editions, each copy has been described, not all are in the same condition. Please inquire about any particular edition for more details. Photos posted to our site are 'generic' and represent the general examples of the book & its illustrations. Copies, prices vary. The 1877 edition has a small mend at the last page, the colophon in vol. 3, else very clean, nice. DICKINS TRANSLATION: TWO EDITIONS: WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION & ILLUSTRATIONS: a. F.V. Dickins.: FUGAKU HIYAKU-KEI: OR A HUNDRED VIEWS OF FUJI [FUJISAMA] BY HOKUSAI. London in 1880. This book contained 3 original woodblock illustrated volumes of Hokusai's book FUGAKU HYAKKEI. b. A 1960 reprint of the above. REFERENCES: H. Kerlen: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS for more bibliographic details, item #396, pp.163-166. Henry Smith II: HOKUSAI ONE HUNDRED VIEWS OF MT. FUJI, pp.21-22 , outline of the editions. K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE AND CHINESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, p.263. L. Dawes: CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, p.47. Jack Hillier: no. 241, p.278. --. : HOKUSAI: no. 110 --. : THE ART OF JAPANESE BOOK ILLUSTRATION, p.213-225, plates 195-208 Kraft: VOL.3, NO. 185-=195; VOL. 4, NO.36 R. Keyes: EHON: The Artist and the Book in Japan: pages 218-223, i.e. exhibit #54, color plates: fig 54.1-54.5. KSM: [Kaiga] 7-18-1 Forrer: 170-177 NOT LISTED IN: C. Mitchell: THE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE NANGA, MARUYAMA, SHIJO AND OTHER RELATED SCHOOLS OF JAPAN. .

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        The Works of Jefferies. With: The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies, by Walter Besant (1888). Complete in first editions, containing: Restless Human Hearts, Wildlife in a Southern Country, Greene Ferne Farm, Hodge and His Masters, World's End, Story of my Heart, The Toilers of the Field, Life of the Fields, The Open Air, Round About a Great Estate, Bevis, Amateur Poacher, Amaryllis at the Fair, Wood Magic, Field and Hedgerow, Scarlet Shawl, Red Deer, The Dewy Morn, Nature Near London, After London or Wild England, and The Gamekeeper at Home

      London, 1875- 1887. FIRST EDITIONS of 22 titles bound in 31 volumes. Attractive contemporary binding by Bradstreet's of deep red half morocco, marbled boards and end papers, top edges gilt. Bookplate to all volumes. Pages edges slightly age toned. A superb set. The set comprises all the books, fiction and non fiction, published during Jefferies' lifetime, as well as 2 titles posthumously published, Field and Hedgerow (1889) and The Toilers of the Fields (1892). Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) is best known for his prolific and sensitive writing on natural history, rural life and agriculture in late Victorian England. However, a closer examination of his career reveals a many-sided author who was something of an enigma. To some people he is more familiar as the author of the children's classic Bevis or the strange futuristic fantasy After London (the central theme of which is unstoppable nature reclaiming its birthright after the collapse of civilisation), while he also has some reputation as a mystic worthy of serious study. Since his death his books have enjoyed intermittent spells of popularity, but today he is unknown to the greater part of the reading public. Jefferies, however, has been an inspiration to a number of more prominent writers and W.H. Hudson, Edward Thomas, Henry Williamson and John Fowles are among those who have acknowledged their debt to him. In my view his greatest achievement lies in his expression, aesthetically and spiritually, of the human encounter with the natural world - something that became almost an obsession for him in his last years (Simon Coleman).

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        Histoire . . . de la Sainte-Chapelle du Palais.

      Paris: Morel, 1875.(). Folio. Qtr. morocco. 25 color lithograph and engraved plates.

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      By George Mac Donald Author of "Robert Falconer," "Phantastes," etc., etc. In three volumes. Henry S. King & Co. 65, Cornhill; & 12, Pateernoster Row, London, 1875. 3 Vols., Post 8vo; pp.[viii]+286+[ii (blank)]; [viii]+317+[i (blank)]; [viii]+355+[i (blank)]; diagonally very fine ribbed bright green cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Slight wear to spines and corners, and slight evidence that the edges of the spines have been reglued; scattered spotting and dusting or fingering to margins; a very good copy, nonetheless, of a very scarce title. Not in the Sadleir or the later Wolff collection, though listed in the first Wolff collection as no.20. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        A.T. Andreas' illustrated historical atlas of the State of Iowa.

      Andreas Atlas Co. 1875 - 1st edition. Atlas folio, 46 cm. Rebacked on modern black cloth, original embossed boards with gilt seal on front board. Edge wear to boards. vii, 590 pages illustrations, maps (some color), portraits. 339 pp. 246 lithographic maps & portraits. Crease to half title. Minor repair to top margin of first few prelims. Small book plate of Henry L. Jost, Jr. Kansas City, Missouri. Howes A246. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Brewer's Journal of Bedford Brewery Newland & Nash, with Detailed Beer Making Methodology.

      Bedford, 1875-1898., 1875. Manuscript brewer's journal of Claude Edmund Clark, Managing Director of the Bedford brewery Newland & Nash, containing detailed notes on systems and processes for making beer, with calculations, recipes, as well as discoveries and inventions by leading scientists of the period including Louis Pasteur, Dr. Charles Graham, Justus Freiherr von Liebig, and brewing expert William Littell Tizard, featuring one manuscript drawing and pertinent contemporary newspaper clippings mounted within. Ownership inscription on fly leaf dated January 1875. 8vo. 192 pages. Black calf boards, brass clasp without key, marbled edges, marbled endpapers. Wear to binding, a scant few leaves excised, otherwise in very good condition, fascinating early methodology for brewing beer and making liquor. The author of the present volume went to great lengths to ensure quality beer was produced. This is evidenced in his travels within and beyond the county of Bedfordshire, to observe specific methods of other brewers, and with his frequent references to the works of Louis Pasteur, Dr. Charles Graham, Justus Freiherr von Liebig, and brewing expert William Littell Tizard. Claude Edmund Clark Esq., remembered mainly for his work with the Newland & Nash brewery in Bedford, was brewing from at least January 1875, according to the early entries in the present volume. He was listed as a brewer, resident of St Johns, Bedford, when on 10 June 1886 he married Anne Elizabeth Whitworth of Kempston. On 7 August 1887 they had a daughter whom they named Violet Adaline. On 29 May 1893 they gave birth to a son, Claude Stanley Clark, who would also become a brewer. His father, William Chignell Clark, was a schoolmaster. Newland & Nash began as a malthouse in 1783, expanded rapidly for several decades, and became a public limited company in 1897. Clark was secretary Debenture Trustee of the Limited Company by 1898, and possibly in 1897 immediately upon incorporating. He held this title until 8 Jun 1937, and by 1940 he was listed as the Director of the brewery according to records held in the Bedfordshire Archives. . Manuscript.

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        Saïs coureurs.

      Cairo, Photog. Artistique G. Lekegian & Cie., ca. 1875. Original photograph, albumen print, 27,2 x 20,7, photograph no. 113. KEYWORDS:egypt/photo.

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        The Works Of Shakspere Imperial Edition

      The Works Of Shakspere. Edited by Charles Knight. Imperial Edition. With Illustration in Steel. London: Virtue & Co. No date. Circa 1875-80. New York, Patterson and Neilson. Two Volume Set. Folio. Illustrations from pictures by C. W. Cope, W. P. Frith, C. R. Leslie, D. Maclise, E. M. Ward, C. Clint, H. S. Marks, W. Q. Orchardson, C. W. Sharp, W.M. Lizars, C. Cousen and others. Contemporary half black leather with green cloth boards and gilt emblem front boards; raised ribs and title and pattern in gilt to spines. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Text pages printed with double columns. Plates are printed on fine heavy paper. Boards and edges have moderate rubbing (see pictures); gilt remains bright and binding is firm. Contents are in near fine condition with flaws noted as follows: Volume I, has light and small foxing marks to the preliminary pages and tissue guard is missing from one plate; Volume II has very small water droplet marks near tail edge and outside of illustration in a few plates. Volume I, 800 pages with notice of the original editions of the plays. Comedies and Histories. Frontispiece portrait and engraved title page plus 24 plates. Volume II, 778 pages. Histories, Tragedies, Poems and Plays ascribed to Shakespeare plus a brief notice of opinion on the writing of Shakespeare and Indexes; engraved title page plus 17 plates. An important study of Shakespeare's life and works, based primarily on the first folio. "The text given by Mr. Knight... is founded upon the most careful collations; and a reason is assigned in those editions for every deviation from the received text of the modern copies. To print the Text of the Words of Shakespeare, such as we may judge that it proceeded from his pen, so as to make his real words accessible to all, is the object...".

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Wien, October 1875 - 8vo. 2 pp. To an unnammed recipient, in German, requesting that his participation in the concert scheduled for February 4th be delayed until the 18th of that month. „May I be allowed to assist as artist at your concert on February 18, instead of February 4? My trip at the end of January to Holland has quite some consequences; I trust that I will not cuase you too great a trouble " - On February 18, 1876, in Frankfurt, as part of a Museum Concert organized by the Frankfurter Musikgesellschaft, Brahms performed his Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor and conducted Haydn’s Variations on a Theme. - Written on the recto and verso, horizontal folds, faint bleed-through throughout, docketing at upper left of first page written vertically in unknown hand.

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        Retrato de hombre

      España - MANUEL BENEDITO VIVES (1875-1963) Obra de aires costumbristas que enlaza extraordinariamente con el concepto de la España Negra, realizada por el artista valenciano. Buen estado de conservación. Ligero foxing sin afectar la imagen. Siglo: XX.Aguafuerte y aguatinta. Papel vitela. Grabador: Benedito Vives, Manuel. Dibujante: Benedito Vives, Manuel. 1927. Altura papelt: 430. Anchura papel: 325. Altura plancha:320. Anchura plancha: 237

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        Correspondance de Charles VIII et de ses conseillers avec Louis II de la Trémoille pendant la Guerre de Bretagne (1488). Pub. d'après les originaux par Louis de La Trémoille.

      Paris 1875 - in-4, XII-284-[4] pp., 4 planches dépliantes de fac-similés, demi-basane bleue, dos à nerfs, premier plat de couverture conservé (reliure de l'époque). Epidermure sur le second plat, traces blanches à la reliure. Ex-libris Bibliothèque de M. le comte Anatole de Bremond d'Ars. Molinier, V, 5556 : "200 lettres, plus de 35 pièces et actes supplémentaires (dont quelques lettres missives de Louis de La Trémoille et de divers seigneurs bretons). Principaux correspondants : Charles VIII, Anne de Beaujeu, Pierre de Bourbon, l'amiral de Graville, l'archevêque de Bordeaux, Etienne de Vesc, bailli de Meaux, etc." Tiré à 300 exemplaires numérotés sur papier vergé.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Tackabury's Atlas of the Dominion of Canada

      Montreal: George N. Tackabury, 1875. Leather bound. Good +. 260 p. 45 cm. 130 colour maps of Canada, 30 of which are two pages wide. Quarter leather, respined, minor spots, edge wear. Stamp and ink signature from 1875 on a front endpaper (J. M. Barber, Georgetown, Ontario), ink stamp on title page (Charles B. Hale, Agent, Clinton, Ontario), damp stain to top corner of text block, long stains bottom of pages 81-91, grey mark on p. 120. Stains do not affect maps. Canada in all its glory in 1875. This atlas contains descriptions of railways, steamships, geology, zoology, history, climate and educational systems. A map on pages 102-103 shows our country before Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland were provinces. The rear has listings of cities, villages, post offices, etc. and business cards for patrons of the atlas. Few of these books remain because they're often taken apart for individual map sales. This copy is much used but complete and still magnificent.

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        John‘s 105 klassische Kupferstiche nach Meisterwerken.

      Wien, Verlag der Wallishausser‘schen Buchhandlung (Josef Klemm), o. J. (um 1875). - Äusserst seltene Sammlung der vom Kupferstecher Friedrich John (1769-1843) zwischen 1815 und 1832 geschaffenen Stiche für das in Wien erschienene Sonnleitnersche Taschenbuch „Aglaia". - John „nahm in London [.] Unterricht im Kupferstechen bei Noirdemange und gelangte durch das Studium der von ihm bewunderten Arbeiten Bartolozzis dazu, sich dessen Punktiermanier anzueignen, deren Ausübung er dann seine Haupterfolge verdankte" (Th./B.). - Die vorliegende Sammlung enth. fein gestochene, breitrandige Kupfer in kräftigen Abzügen nach Werken von Bassano, Caracci, Caravaggio, Correggio, van Dyck, Füger, Leonardo da Vinci, Murillo, Poussin, Raphael, Rembrandt, Guido Reni, Rubens Andr. del Sarto u.a. - Vermutlich handelt es sich um einen unaufgebundenen Restbestand der Kupfer oder sie wurden um 1870-75 in nur wenigen Exemplaren von den Originalplatten abgezogen (Bildgröße ca. 10,5 x 7,5 cm; Plattengröße ca. 14,5 x 10,6 cm; Blattgröße 24 x 16 cm) und als vorliegende Sammlung vertrieben. - Für mich weder bibliographisch, noch auf Auktionen oder in Bibliotheken ein weiteres Exemplar nachweisbar. - Kassette tlw. leicht bestoßen. Titelbl. mit kl. Vermerk in Bleistift („cplt. 11 fl. - 12/1875") u. leichten Knickspuren. Wenige Tafeln an den Rändern min. bestoßen, sonst sauberes u. fleckenfreies Exemplar. - Vgl. Thieme/B. XIX, 77f. (kennt die vorliegende Sammlung nicht). ge Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 4°. Titelbl. mit Inhaltsverzeichnis u. 104 (statt 105) Kupfertafeln, lose in blindgepr. OLwd.-Kassette m. goldgepr. Deckel- u. Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ouvres complètes de W.Shakespeare traduites par François-Victor Hugo.

      - SHAKESPEARE, William. Ouvres complètes de W.Shakespeare traduites par François-Victor Hugo. Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, Éditeur, 1875-1880. 16 volúmenes en doceavo. Primera edición con la traducción de François-Victor Hugo, segundo hijo de Víctor Hugo. Anteportada, grabado al aguafuerte de Bolivin en frontispicio, portada con marca tipográfica del editor. Papel con barbas. Encuadernación en media piel con cinco nervios en el lomo y florones. Se conservan las cubiertas originales en rústica. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Mexico: Imprenta de Ignacio Escalante, 1875. Book. Good+ condition. Hardcover. First Edition. [ii], 60 pages of text followed by 12 beautifully hand-colored plates of hummingbirds. The text has sustained water damage but those pages have been professionally washed and stabilized. Signatures (page gatherings) were reformed and resewn. Rebound with a new leather spine with gilt-lettered leather spine label and linen-covered boards. The tinted lithographed frontisportrait and six pages of text are affected by dark areas of discoloration from the water exposure, and many pages have minor rippling as some treated pages were discreetly detached for treatment and re-inserted on an added tab. Minor rippling to the hand-colored plates, but the images remain bright and are not noticeably affected. There is minor soiling to the plates. All page edges were trimmed by about a half inch to remove damaged paper and does not affect any text or plates; the size is about 10.5 inches (height) by about 7.5 inches..

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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift. (Pest) 19. Oktober 1876. 2 Seiten.

      - Ca. 11,3 x 17,8 cm. An "Sehr geehrte Freundin". ". Möge die Genesung ihres Herrn Vaters bald erfolgen. Hoffentlich kommen Sie wieder diesen Winter nach Pest. Von 10ten November bis Ostern verbleibe ich hier. Übermorgen besuche ich meinen alten vortrefflichen Freund, Baron Augusz in Szegszard, und werde darnach (Anfangs November) bei Seiner Excellenz, den Erzbischof Haynald in Kalocsa, dankbarst aufwarten. Falls Sie mir vor Ende Oktober schreiben, adressiren Sie Szegszard (Ungarn). Wahrscheinlich bin ich schon vor dem 10ten Nov: hier zurück." Leicht gebräunt und fleckig, minimaler Faltenriss. Beiliegend ein eigenhändig adressierter Briefumschlag Liszts an seine ehemalige Schülerin "Madame Toni Raab. / Retz. / bei Wien" (Poststempel: Weimar 21.VIII.1875; defekt).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht]
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        STIELERS HAND-ATLAS. Mit 90 gestochenen und kolorierten Blättern. Beigeb.: Mayr's Alpenkarte in 8 Karten und der 'Specialkarte von Australien in 9 Blättern' von A. Petermann.

      Gotha, Perthes 1873 - 1875 - [komplett] 11 S. Vorbericht; gestoch. Titelbl. (= Taf. 1) 90, 8, 9, [1] Bl. 49 x 39,5 quer Originalleinen, mit neuerem Leinen an den Kanten und am Rücken verstärkt. Titelblatt wellig und fleckig, fachmännisch hinerlegte Randausbrüche ohne Textverlust. Alle Karten sauber und nur vereinzelt am Rand schwach fleckig. Insgesamt sehr gutes komplettes Exemplar mit den seltenen Petermann-Karten von Australien. So komplett und in sehr gutem Zustand selten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 499 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: REDIVIVUS Buchhandlung & Antiquariat]
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        Handatlas über alle Theile der Erde und über das Weltgebäude

      Gotha, Perthes 1875 - Halb Leder Einband der Zeit, fest, Kanten der Deckel berieben, sonst guter Zustand; Mit Australien's Specialkarte von Petermann, 1875, in 9 Blättern am Anfang, in schönem Zustand; 16 Karten (Mayr's Alpenkarte 1872, 7 Bll, am Ende des Buches; Titelblatt mit Sternvignette, 11 SS., Inhaltsverzeichnis, 90 Karten,vollständig, guter Zustand der Karten, fast ohne Benutzungspuren, leichte Braunflecken am Rande einiger Karten; gut erhaltenes komplettes Exemplar; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Innocents Abroad

      Ballantine, Hanson and Co. - Edinburgh and London - In 8°, 564 pages. Good condition. Bound, but without the title page (see the photo of the first internal page). Undated. This book leaves me very perplexed, because I could not find this edition in any search engine of ancient books. The print date in my opinion should be around 1875-80. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Lanterna Magica]
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        THE WISE WOMAN. A Parable.

      London, Strahan & Co., 34 Paternoster Row, 1875.. FIRST EDITION 1875 (dated on title page), 8vo, original publisher's green cloth, gilt title and author, small gilt device of anchor with Anchora Spei, plus 2 decorative black bands to upper cover, blind bands to lower cover, spine gilt lettered and banded with same anchor device at tail, brown endpapers, pages: (4), 222. Book leaning just slightly, head and tail of spine and corners slightly worn, 2 tiny nicks to cloth at tail of spine, another to top of lower hinge, pale stain to lower corner of upper cover with faint brown tide-mark, small water stain to lower cover next to spine, one or two other minor marks, endpapers slightly faded at edges, a pencil line on each, inner paper hinges partly cracked, binding firm, inscribed by the publishers to a Mrs Hamilton on the half-title, a little pale ink on bottom edges, just showing very slightly on the lower margin edge of a few pages, otherwise contents clean. A good plus copy of the scarce first edition in book form. Despite the title this is a fairy story for children first serialised in Good Things December 5th 1874 to July 3rd under the title A Double Story. It was reprinted several times with various titles. Shaberman, George MacDonald, page 55, No. 54. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Trésor Généalogique De De Villevieille Dom Joseph publié Par Henry et Alphonse PASSIER

      Librairie Honoré Champion, Paris 1875 - VILLEVIEILLE Dom Joseph - PASSIER Henry et Alphonse - Trésor Généalogique De De Villevieille Dom Joseph publié Par Henry et Alphonse PASSIER - Paris Librairie Honoré Champion - (1875) 3 volumes in 4° de 70pages justificatives puis 409, 480 et 240 pages (tomes 1 et 2 et 240 pages du tomme 3e)tout ce qui est paru de cet ouvrage - l'oeuvre la plus considérable de ce bénédiction - c'est un recueil composé d'analyses et d'extraits de pièces tirés des chateaux, chambres des comptes, parlements eglises etc. dépôts détruits pour la plupart au moment de la Révolution - reliure demi basane à coins noire, dos à nerfs imprimé - quelques rousseurs aux premières pages - ouvrage peu commun -bon état - complet --FRAIS DE PORT EN FONCTION DES TARIFS POSTAUX EN VIGUEUR ET SELON POIDS, DIMENSION ET DESTINATION - poids 3 kg 740 Size: 4° [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Stadt London, "Hotel de Londres à Berlin. Dönhofs - Platz".

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. George Kellner b. M. W. Lassally in Berlin, um 1875, 34 x 51,5 Nicht bei Kiewitz, Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgraphik, Kellner, G., Nr. 1 und Abbildung. Siehe auch Bd. II, Kapitel Hotels/Gasthöfe. - Das Hotel London bestand von 1854 -1900 und lag an der Ecke Jerusalemer Strasse / Leipziger Strasse am Dönhoffplatz. Auch davor war an dieser Stelle ein Hotel, das "Gasthaus zum Deutschen Haus". Nach 1900 enstand hier das Kaufhaus Tietz. - Ernst datiert das Blatt um 1900, uns erscheint das Druckdatum deutlich früher zu sein, zumal der Verlag M.W. Lassally ( gegründet 1823 ) nur bis 1881 nachweisbar ist. - siehe Ernst, Bd. II, Seite 510 )

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        Chiushingura, or The Loyal League, A Japanese Romance, with Notes and an Appendix Containing a Metrical Version of the Ballad of Takasago, and Specimens of Original Text in the Japanese Character

      Printed at the Japanese Gazette Office, Yokohama 1875 - Near Fine, unread copy in original taupe wrappers. Spine uncreased and smooth; small tear at upper spine; corners gently bumped. Ink ownership signature inside front cover, below a small pasted in label from a Western bookseller in Yokohama. Text block tight. Internally clean and complete, with extra title page in Japanese, 29 blue colored woodcut plates, and a preface and facsimile of Japanese text included at end. An exceptional copy of this rare book that only appears thrice in modern auction records, and is held by only one institution. A wildly popular Japanese romance made accessible to audiences by Takeda Itsumo's 1748 kabuki play, Frederick Dickins' Chiushingura introduced the nobility and courage of the 47 Ronin to the Western world. Previously adapted in 1871 by A. B. Mitford as the first chapter of his collection Tales of Old Japan, it would not be until 1875 that a translation sought to accurately open the world of the samurai and ronin to English speakers. Expressing appreciation for Mitford's "admirable" and "pleasant" rendition of the tale of the 47 ronin, Dickins nevertheless sets his work apart as a scholarly translation, performed with care to the spirit and meaning of the Japanese original, and which includes untranslated Japanese when wordplay or meaning simply does not have an appropriate English pairing. Ultimately, Dickins aims to introduce Westerners to "old world manners and already obsolete sentiments, a curious medieval system that has lasted down to our own time." Chiushingura, or The Loyal League's story and illustrations were well received, and it was reprinted soon after in 1876 and 1880, with few of the 1875 originals surviving today. Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L’ART: Revue Hebdomadaire Illustrée.

      - Collection de la 1er Sèrie Tome 1 »» Tome 55 A. Ballue Éditeur, Paris. 1875 - 1893. Encadernações do editor (originais) em percalina vermelha luxuosamente gravadas a ouro. Revista com a reprodução das gravuras originais de todos os artistas pintores e gravadores de relevo desta época e também de épocas anteriores. Com 51 volumes (de 55 volumes) de 44 x 31 cm. Conjunto ou colecção de todos os volumes publicados na 1ª serie até 1893; Excepto estes volumes em falta no nosso exemplar: - Tome Second de 1878 - Tome Second de 1879 - Tome Seconde + Tome Troisieme de 1893 Nota: temos 51 tomos + 4 tomos em falta = 55 tomos referidos em BNF (vide paragr. seguinte). Presentes os seguintes anos e tomos, respeitantes à 1ª série desta revista (de 1875 a 1893): 1875 « 2 volumes 1876 « 4 volumes 1877 « 4 volumes 1878 « 3 volumes (com falta do Tome Second) 1879 « 3 volumes (com falta do Tome Second) 1880 « 4 volumes 1881 « 4 volumes 1882 « 4 volumes 1883 « 4 volumes 1884 « 2 volumes 1885 « 2 volumes 1886 « 2 volumes 1887 « 2 volumes 1888 « 2 volumes 1889 « 2 volumes 1890 « 2 volumes 1891 « 2 volumes 1892 « 2 volumes 1893 « 1 volume (com falta de 2 volumes) As quatro gravuras inéditas de Goya, todas elas inseridas no artigo intitulado Goya aquafortiste, da autoria de Charles Yriarte, no tomo IX (Troisième année, Tome II), apresentam os seguintes títulos: [19] Lluvia de toros = Pluie de Taureax (p. 6/7); [20] Otras leyes por el pueblo = Autres lois pour le peuple (p. 40/41); [21] ¡ Qué guerrero ! = Quel guerrier [p. 55/56]; [22] Una reina del circo = Une reine du Cirque [p. 82/83]. No início deste artigo foi ainda publicado um auto-retrato do artista, gravado por F. Milius. Referências: Palau, 106 558 e 106 568 (79, 80, 81 e 82); Augusto L. Mayer (Francisco de Goya), p. 120-123 e 276-281 (V, nº 1 a 22). Tomás Harris (Goya: engravings and lithographs), p. 193-198 e fig. 248 a 269 Tome II de la troisième année de cette revue illustrée d"un autoportrait de Goya gravé à l"eau-forte par Milius, de 4 eaux-fortes originales hors texte de Goya, de 12 eaux-fortes par divers artistes, 10 reproductions hors texte et de nombreuses illustrations dans le texte. FICHA BIBLIOGRÁFICA DA BNF ( Biblioteca Nacional de França ) Titre clé: L'Art (Paris. 1875) Titre(s) : L'Art [Texte imprimé] : revue hebdomadaire illustrée / dir. Eugène Véron Numérotation : T. 1 (1875)-t. 55 (1893) 2e s., t. 1 (1894)-t. 4 (1894/1900) = ser. gen., t. 56-t. 59 3e s., t. 1 (1901)-t. 9 (oct. 1907) = ser. gén., t. 60-t. 68 Publication : Paris ; London : [s.n.], 1875-1907 Description matérielle : ill, in-fol. Note(s) : Le sous-titre varie légèrement Périodicité : Hebdomadaire ; Bimensuel ; Mensuel Autre(s) auteur(s) : Véron, Eugène (1825-1889). Directeur de publication. Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur. Notice n° : FRBNF34422465 Resumo da história da revista L’Art 'L’Art" ilustrada francesa foi fundada em 1875 por Eugene Véron e desapareceu em 1907. Originalmente dedicada à história da arte antiga e moderna, continha numerosas gravuras originais. Formato 43,5 x 23,5 cm, impressa em papel couché pela casa de Jules Clays (1806-1886). Eugène Véron, foi ativista republicano e laico, ensaísta entusiasmado da história da arte e da sociedade, quis atingir o leitor de burguês e instruído. Agenciou uma dúzia de desenhistas e gravadores como Léon Gaucherel e Auguste-Hilaire Léveillé. Estes foram os autores do frontispício da revista, baseado no Moisés de Michelangelo. Foram colocadas na revista gravuras originais, principalmente águas-fortes, técnica que Véron apreciava, e que a revista ofereceu como um bônus aos seus assinantes sob a forma de reimpressões. Veron chama Chauvel e Jacquemart, dois renomados aquatintistas. O olhar eclético sobre os temas é típico de Véron, que oferecerá com seu ensaio emblemático L"Esthétique (1878) uma abordagem historiográfica da arte, longe das hierarquias usuais e resolutamente pedagógicas. Três vezes por ano, o leitor recebia um volume de entregas semanais d [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chiushingura, or The Loyal League, A Japanese Romance, with Notes and an Appendix Containing a Metrical Version of the Ballad of Takasago, and Specimens of Original Text in the Japanese Character.

      Yokohama: Printed at the Japanese Gazette Office, 1875. First edition. Near Fine, unread copy in original taupe wrappers. Spine uncreased and smooth; small tear at upper spine; corners gently bumped. Ink ownership signature inside front cover, below a small pasted in label from a Western bookseller in Yokohama. Text block tight. Internally clean and complete, with extra title page in Japanese, 29 blue colored woodcut plates, and a preface and facsimile of Japanese text included at end. An exceptional copy of this rare book that only appears thrice in modern auction records, and is held by only one institution. A wildly popular Japanese romance made accessible to audiences by Takeda Itsumo's 1748 kabuki play, Frederick Dickins' Chiushingura introduced the nobility and courage of the 47 Ronin to the Western world. Previously adapted in 1871 by A. B. Mitford as the first chapter of his collection Tales of Old Japan, it would not be until 1875 that a translation sought to accurately open the world of the samurai and ronin to English speakers. Expressing appreciation for Mitford's "admirable" and "pleasant" rendition of the tale of the 47 ronin, Dickins nevertheless sets his work apart as a scholarly translation, performed with care to the spirit and meaning of the Japanese original, and which includes untranslated Japanese when wordplay or meaning simply does not have an appropriate English pairing. Ultimately, Dickins aims to introduce Westerners to "old world manners and already obsolete sentiments, a curious medieval system that has lasted down to our own time." Chiushingura, or The Loyal League's story and illustrations were well received, and it was reprinted soon after in 1876 and 1880, with few of the 1875 originals surviving today. Near Fine. Near Fine.

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        Le Soleil. [2 volumes + Atlas].

      Paris:: Gauthier-Villars, 1875, 1877., 1875. 2 volumes + Atlas. Tall 8vo. xx, 428; viii, 484 pp. Atlas: [iv], 6 engraved double-page plates. 13 plates, 280 figs. (some in color). MEMORIAL BOOKLET BOUND IN: Padre Angelo Sechi (In More del Padre Angelo Secchi, Canto Dell'Avvocato B. Mattiauda. Roma: Tipografia Delle Scienze Matematiche e Fisiche, 1878.14 pp). Later half maroon gilt-stamped morocco, marbled boards, raised bands, top edge gilt, initials of owner on foot of spine. Signatures and armorial bookplates of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman. Very good. Second edition. "By observing sunspots at various solar latitudes, Secchi determined that the Sun had a differential rotation and behaves more like a liquid than a solid body. He named the bright areas around sunspots 'faculae', deduced (correctly) that solar granulation was attributed to the action of convection cells, and measured the effect of limb darkening. / Secchi's solar studies were summarized in Le Soleil, published in 1875-1877, in which Secchi related the observed surface phenomena to an overall model of the Sun's structure. He took the Sun to be composed mainly of gas and subject to complex circulation, with surface eruptions driven by an unrecognized force (later found to be magnetic fields)." - Thomas Hockey, Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, p. 1040. / "Angelo Secchi, an Italian astronomer, died Feb. 26, 1878, at age 59. Secchi was a Jesuit and spent most of his life with the Observatory of the Roman College in Rome, serving as its Director from 1850 until his death. Secchi observed the planets and stars from the roof of the Church of St. Ignatius, which gives the term "study of the heavens" a rich double meaning (second image). Secchi is best known for his work in solar and stellar spectroscopy. Spectroscopy had been founded in 1859, with the discovery that the dark lines in the solar spectrum could be used to identify the elements in the sun. Secchi expanded spectroscopy to include the stars, whose spectra were much more difficult to observe. Secchi discovered that stars come in different "spectral types," with some stars, like the Sun, having many dark lines, while others, like Sirius and Vega, have many fewer lines. He identified four kinds of stars, which he called Types I, II, III, and IV (third image). These designations would be used until they were superseded by the OBAFGKM system proposed at Harvard around the turn of the 20th century. Secchi's stellar types were illustrated by attractive chromolithographs in his book Le Soleil (1870) ... the second French edition (1875) and the first German edition (1872)." - Linda Hall Library - Dr. William B. Ashworth, Jr. PROVENANCE: Samuel Verplanck Hoffman (1866-1942) graduated from Harvard with a degree in mechanical engineering, and from Johns Hopkins with a graduate degree in astronomy, however he devoted most of his life to managing his father's extensive properties in New York City. He was a member of the New York Historical Society for over 40 years, serving as president from 1903 to 1913.

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        THE OVERLAND MONTHLY: Devoted to the Development of the Country

      San Francisco: A. Roman & Company and John H. Carmany & Company, 1875. Hardcover. Very good. A complete run, comprised of 15 volumes, of the first incarnation of this influential monthly magazine. Founded by Anton Roman, a Bavarian-born bookseller who sold the magazine to John Carmany in 1869, the Overland Monthly rose to prominence with contributions by the "Golden State Trinity": Bret Harte, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Ina Coolbrith. Notably, Harte's famous story "The Luck of Roaring Camp" appeared in the magazine's second issue (August 1868). Other contributors included Ambrose Bierce, J. Ross Browne, Joaquin Miller, John Muir, and Mark Twain. Octavo. The first twelve volumes are bound in pebbled green cloth with gilt stamping. The thirteenth volume is bound in full green cloth with gilt titles. The last two volumes are bound in one-half brown morocco over brown cloth-covered boards, with gilt stamping and four raised bands. A period library label appears on the front pastedown in the final two volumes (no other markings). Period previous owner's signature in pencil on the front flyleaf in five volumes. A bit of wear to the corners and tips of the cloth-bound volumes; else very good.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1875 - 1875 Wisden Front Wrapper Preserved Fine Condition

      1875. This is possibly the best Wisden that we have offered for sale to date on Wisden Auction. The book on offer here is an 1875 Wisden that has been rebound some time ago in green quarter leather with brown boards. The title and year appear in gilt to the spine. The boards are in excellent condition. The front wrapper has been preserved and is in fine condition. The book lacks the rear wrapper. The remaining contents - pages 1-212 are in immaculate, clean, unmarked condition and this is as good an example of an 1875 as we have seen. In the past couple of years we have sold two 1875s - both rebound without the wrappers and each has sold in region of £19,000.00. The book on offer here has the original front wrapper in fine condition and hence the price is fair. If any additional photographs are required or any further information please do not hesitate to contact us. The front and rear hinges are strong and the contents are in excellent, complete, unmarked fine condition. A very nice example.

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