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        Etymonia

      London Samuel Tinsley 1875. 258 pages plus 16 pages of advertisements. "What we have herein written has been conceived in a spirit of philosophic dispassionateness. Let, then, those who would criticize passionately remember this, and forbear. We address ourself to the masters of reason and to the intellectual man; and not to those who are the mere slaves of prejuduce. Let these stand aside, since with them we have no business." - from Author's Notice. One-inch openings at each end of spine. Above-average wear to decorated brown boards. Gilt lettering upon front board and spine. Relatively benign erasures to endpapers. Front hinge cracked. First Edition Hardcover 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall; First Edition. Fair

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        The History of Japan

      London.: King.. Second edition revised.. 1875.. 2 volumes. Volume I: 1853 to 1864 with a Sketch of Earlier Periods. Attractive folding plan of Kioto frontispiece, folding plan The Emperor's Palace at Kioto, folding black and white map of Japan at rear. Short repaired tear in border of both plans not affecting image. Volume II: Folding map of Japan frontis somewhat carelessly folded, with a short closed tear along one fold, full page plan library stamped. xiv + 356pp. Both volumes bound in worn, but still sound, half goat binding. Marbled endpapers, neat 19th century Inner Temple Library bookplate front pastedowns, small rather attractive stamps on prelims and occasionally in text. Gilt library insignia at foot of spine of each volume. Text is very clean and sound. A good ex-library set. These two volumes cover Japanese history from its earliest times to 1871, but the strength of the work is the detailed account it gives of Japanese affairs and Japan's relations with the West between 1853 - 1871. The earlier history is covered briefly in 100 pages and provides the context only for the majority of the work which covers this most fascinating of times when the Edo period was giving way to the Meiji. .

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        Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) check written in 1875, the year he was working on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

      "Document signed ""Sam'l L. Clemens"", a check written on First National Bank of Hartford, dated June 19, 1875, to Weatherby Knous & Co., in the amount of $18.12. Check measures 8"" x 3"".Weatherby Knous & Co. was a large and well-known dry goods store located on Main Street in Hartford, Connecticut. "

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        Letter signed, with autograph postscript, to Latimer Clark

      New York, 1875. Very Good. Gray, Elisha (1835-1901). L.s., with autograph postscript, to Latimer Clark. New York, September 29, 1875. 1 page. 255 x 205 mm. Traces of mounting on verso, some spotting, small tears in left margin (not affecting text). Provenance: Latimer Clark.Elisha Gray, a prolific inventor of telegraph and other electrical devices, was a founder of the firm Barton and Gray, an ancestor of the Western Electric Company. In July 1875 Gray obtained two patents for a system of "electro-harmonic telegraphy" for transmitting musical tones as a means of increasing the number of messages that could be sent over a single wire. This led him to consider the possibility of a device that could transmit speech by wire, and on February 14, 1876, he filed a caveat (a confidential report of an invention not yet fully perfected) for such a device with the United States Patent Office, just hours after the filing of Alexander Graham Bell's patent application for a speaking telephone. Gray's and Bell's patents were later the subject of a bitter infringement battle, which ended with the court's determination that the Bell telephone patents were valid. Although deeply disappointed by this outcome, Gray continued to invent electrical devices, including the "telautograph," an ancestor of the facsimile machine.Gray's letter to Clark reads as follows:I have made an arrangement with Mr. Cyrus Field, by which he purchases one third of all our Patents except that in Great Britain, and of that I propose to transfer to him one third of my own half. We intend taking immediate steps forward pushing forward the sale of rights and instruments, and we are confident that he can render valuable assistance in these efforts.I hope you will at once signify your approval of the sale to him of the share in the English patents.Have you any news to give me or any plans to propose?I remain, Dear Sir, Yours truly, Elisha GrayPS: Please answer care Cyrus W. Field 145 Broadway, New YorkIt appears from both this letter and from Field's letter to Clark of December 9, 1875, that Clark had an interest in some of Gray's patents. Origins of Cyberspace 147.

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        Costumes du Directoire. Tirés des Merveilleuses avec une lettre de M. Victorien Sardou.

      Rouquette,, Paris, 1875 - Cm. 36, pp. (12) 11 (1). Con ritratto di Sardou all'antiporta e 30 tavole fuori testo incise in rame ed acquarellate. Solida ed elegante leg. d'inizio '900 in mezza tela con ampie punte e titoli in oro su tassello al dorso. Mantenute le brossure originali. Bell'esemplare, fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Elegante e non comune pubblicazione che raffigura diversi personaggi nei tipici abbigliamenti del periodo definito Directoire. Si tratta di una delle 25 copie della tiratura in folio con le tavole colorate. Cfr. Vicaire II, 1032 e Colas 1700. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historiskt bibliotek.

      I-VII. Sthlm, 1875-80. (12),333,(3) + (8),436,LIV,(2) + (10),428,CLXI,(1) + (8),518,CXL,(2),1-4 + (8),515,(2),CXXX,1-12 + (8),630,LII + (8),587,(7),1-8,LX,1-12 s. & plr. Sex lätt nötta vinröda hfrbd med breda upphöjda bind, guldornerade ryggar och marmorerade snitt. Ryggarna blekta och med smärre nötningar och små fläckar. Första bandet med fuktfläckar i övre marginalen inledningsvis och några enstaka fläckar. Med Berndt Hasselrots exlibris. Bra svit!. Intressant och mycket innehållsrik tidskrift som innehåller uppsatser av bland andra S. J. Boethius, Anders Fryxell, V. Granlund, Emil Hildebrand, H. Hjärne, C. G. Malmström, J. Mankell, C. T. Odhner och August Strindberg, som bidrar med artikeln "Ur anteckningar om de svenska fångarnes öden efter slaget vid Pultava" i årgång 1878. Verket är en föregångare till "Historisk tidskrift". Berndt Hasselroth (1862-1930) var ämbetsman och politiker och satt bland annat i styrelsen för Jönköpings och Vulcans tändsticksfabrik AB och Katrinefors AB

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        The Textile Manufacturer: A Trade Journal for Millowners, Machinists, Dyers, Bleachers, &c. volumes 5 to 75 (1875-1949)

      Manchester: 1875-1949 - *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED by 15% until Sunday, Dec. 7. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! (sale item) volumes 5-75 (#49-900), unbound, lacking 22 issues (volumes 16#6-12; 17#1-4; 22#4; 30#12; 31#8; 32#8; 33#8; 44#1; 58#11; 71#7, 9,10, 11; WELL ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT; NUMEROUS CLOTH SAMPLES TIPPED IN!!! Some 19th & early 20th century issues tender and fragile, some with loss, some foxing; overall still a remarkable collection reflective of the history of yardgoods! Photos available upon request.

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        REVISTA DE LA SOCIEDAD ECONOMICA SEGOVIANA DE AMIGOS DEL PAIS.

      - Segovia. Imp. de Santiuste. Año I, Segovia 16 de Octubre de 1875, Núm. 1º *al Año V. Segovia 14 de Diciembre de 1880. Núm. 13. total: 13+12+14+28+13 = 5 años completos con 80 números, Plena piel negra, nervios, tejuelos. En caja de carton. Segunda época de la Sociedad Económica. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 10%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 1200 EUR. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE HANGING OF THE CRANE

      James R. Osgood, Boston 1875 - Small quarto (6-1/2" x 8-3/4") bound in full red crushed levant leather with gilt fillet borders and decorative spine and turn-ins with watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt. BAL 12166: First Issue of page 37. SIGNED "Henry W. Longfellow" and dated 1875 on a front blank and with a contemporary carte-de-visite portrait of him mounted to the following front blank. In 1874, Longfellow sold "The Hanging of the Crane" to the New York Ledger for $3,000, the highest price ever paid for a poem to that date. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1861-1865) Part First, Medical Volume

      Government Printing Office, Washington 1875 - Heavy volume, 6.0 kilogarm, 726 pages, War of Independence medical issue, Part I appendix, report of medical directors and other documents 365 pages. 16 plates, "The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 1861-65" (the "MSHWR") was a United States Government Printing Office publication consisting of six volumes, published between 1870 and 1888 and “prepared Under the Direction of Surgeon General United States Army, Joseph K. Barnes”. The History was divided into three parts, each consisting of a medical history volume and a surgical history volume. The works detail tens of thousands of surgical cases and diseases occurring during the American Civil War (1861-1865). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Paradisea Papuana (Papuana Bird of Paradise)

      London 1875 - John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor, from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became and expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was about to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. While is Papua New Guinea, he decided to embark on a final folio as a complement to his unprecedented Birds of Asia. The Birds of New Guinea was Gould's last full-scale work, left incomplete on his death in 1881. Gould completed twelve of the twenty-five parts, and the task of finishing the project fell to Richard Bowdler Sharpe, a superbly qualified successor, who had been Gould's colleague, assistant and friend. One of Gould's most exotic works, the five magnificent volumes of the Birds of New Guinea contain an extensive series of beautiful images of birds of paradise, bower birds, parrots, parakeets, cockatoos, kingfishers and hawk-owls. All of the 320 images are extraordinary for their color and artistry, interesting backdrops and animated compositions. Gould and Sharpe created some of their most engaging and active scenes of bird life in the Birds of New Guinea, and the great popular reception of the work was such that it was one of their only productions that led to a sequel, Sharp's Birds of Paradise (1891-98). Missing from that later production, however, was the almost overwhelming variety of species of the Birds of New Guinea, which, like the Birds of Asia, was the most comprehensive chronicle of the island's ornithology ever issued. This folio size, hand-colored lithograph, Paradisea Papuana, measures 21.5" x 14.75" and is in mint condition. These birds, commonly called Papuan Bird's of Paradise, are shown in dynamic positions resting on tree branches. The male, in the foreground, has a brilliant colored face with turquoise and yellow coloring and fine plumage in shades of brown and white. The female in the background also has similarly colored plumage with crimson coloring around her neck. The branches they rest on with leaves and fruit are also well colored and exquisitely detailed.

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        Khubber.

      c. 1875 - Albumen print. Very good tonal range and in good condition, pasted on card. Dimensions:180 by 240mm. (7 by 9.5 inches).

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        Geschichte der Botanik vom 16. Jahrhundert bis 1860.

      München, R. Oldenbourg, 1875. 8vo. pp. xii, 612. Contemporary half cloth, gilt lettering in spine. First edition. The most important publication on the history of botany published in the 19th century. Julius Sachs (1832-1897) was the founder of modern plant physiology. "In 'Geschichte der Botanik ...' he went far beyond a dry historical description, presenting with great skill the basis of his own scientific work. This masterful presentation records all the fundamental elements upon which Sachs built his many theories' (DSB XII, 60). Library stamp on title-page.

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        Der Deutsche-Franzosische Krieg 1870 Und 1871: Gedank-Blatter in Wort Und Battle an Die Ehrentage Der Deutschen Nation

      Dresden & New York: Druck and Verlag von H.G. Munchmeyer, 1875-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Oblong folio. 25 pl., ill. Bound in contemporary quarter red leather. Black cloth boards. Leather label on front board. Gilt lettering on front cover label. Good binding. Soiling and scuffing to cloth boards. Rubbing and wear to extremities. Clean, unmarked pages with extremities. Page extremities slight brittle, with smooth small tears occurring. 1 plates, Estermung des Gaisberges, is detached and lacking 1/3 of plate, but present. A rare edition, depicting the German victory over France, with large chromolithographic prints. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. The Franco-Prussian War or Franco-German War (19 July 1870 â€?" 10 May 1871), was a conflict between the Second French Empire and the German states of the North German Confederation led by the Kingdom of Prussia. The conflict emerged from tensions caused by German unification. Prussian chancellor Otto von Bismarck planned to provoke a French attack in order to draw the southern German statesâ€?"Baden, Württemberg, Bavaria and Hesse-Darmstadtâ€?"into an alliance with the Prussian dominated North German Confederation. On 16 July 1870, the French parliament voted to declare war and hostilities began three days later. The German coalition mobilised its troops much more quickly than the French and rapidly invaded northeastern France. The German forces were superior in numbers, had better training and leadership and made more effective use of modern technology, particularly railroads and artillery. A series of swift Prussian and German victories in eastern France, culminating at the Battle of Sedan and the Siege of Metz saw the French army decisively defeated. The war continued, after the Third Republic was declared in Paris 4 September, under the Government of National Defence and Adolphe Thiers. For the next five months the German forces fought and defeated new French armies in northern France. Following the Siege of Paris, the capital fell on 28 January 1871. The German states proclaimed their union as the German Empire under the Prussian king, Wilhelm I, uniting Germany as a nation-state. The Treaty of Frankfurt of 10 May 1871 gave Germany most of Alsace and some parts of Lorraine. Following defeat, a revolutionary uprising called the Paris Commune seized power in the capital and held it for two months, until it was bloodily suppressed by the regular French army at the end of May 1871. The unification of Germany upset the European balance of power that had existed since the Congress of Vienna in 1815 and Bismarck maintained great authority in international affairs for two decades. French determination to regain Alsace-Lorraine and fear of another Franco-German war, along with British concern over the balance of power, became factors in the causes of World War I.

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        Geographic Travels in Central Australia From 1872 to 1874

      Melbourne: McCarron, Bird & Co, 1875. Octavo, large folding map frontispiece, original green cloth with gilt vignette of Mt Olga; inscribed by author on half-title page to Joshua Snowball. Scarce first edition of Giles's account of his first two expeditions. In 1872 he made the first attempt to cross Australia from east to west, traversing a thousand miles of difficult unexplored country in which he discovered several important landmarks, including Lake Amadeus and Mount Olga. His second expedition in 1874 came to a tragic end when one of his men, Alfred Gibson, died in the consequently named Gibson's Desert. From the Collection of Robert Edwards.

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        Album Pittoresque - Sonnenberg. Hotel & Pension Seelisberg.

      Zollikon - Zürich Herter, um 1875.. mit 21 Aquatintatafeln mit Ansichten ( 1 mehrf. gefalt. Panorama ) von und nach H. Zollinger, qu.- kl.- 8°, Or.- GLwd. m. Blindpr. u. goldgepr. Tit. ( l. fl. ).. Die hübschen kleinen Aquatinten von H. Zollinger (Format: 6,5 x 11,6 cm.) zeigen Ansichten wie Treib, Seelisberg, Rutli, Beroldingen, Lauenen, Emmatten, Teilansichten ( Hotel, verschiedene Blicke von Bergen oder auf Berge der Umgebung ) und ein Panorama vom Sonnenberg auf Seelisberg mit dem Vierwaldstättersee ( 6,9 x 41,2 cm ). - Die Tafeln zum Teil fleckig. Das Panorama sauber und fleckenfrei.

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        Peinture femme assise dans un jardin. Huile sur toile signée des initiales et datée 1913 en haut à gauche.

      - 100x110 cm, Charles-François-Prosper Guérin est né à Sens le 21 février 1875 et mort le 19 mars 1939. Il est l'élève de Gustave Moreau à l'école des beaux-arts à Paris et appartient au courant postimpressionniste. Il est professeur à l'Académie de la Grande Chaumière

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        Le drame musical

      Sandoz & Fischbacher éditeurs 1875 - In-8, deux volumes de 368 et 426 pages, première édition, reliure et coins en toile bleue, dos légèrement frotté, occasion, bon état général

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        HISTORIA SOCIAL, POLITICA Y RELIGIOSA DE LOS JUDIOS DE ESPAÑA Y PORTUGAL

      - Madrid, Imp. T. Fortanet, 1875, 3 tomos de 23x16,5 cm., en holandesa, XVI+594 págs.+ 1 h., XII+662 págs.+ 1 h. y XI+657 págs.+ 1 h.+1 grabado. (Muy buen ejemplar)

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        HISTOIRE DU GOUVERNEMENT PARLEMENTAIRE EN FRANCE 1814/1848 PRECEDE D'UNE INTRODUCTION - EN 10 TOMES / 2E EDITION.

      MICHEL LEVY FRERES 1875 - R240065662: 691 + 624 + 547 + 540 + 588 + 660 + 610 + 636 + 646 + 715 pages - 2ème plat désolidarisé + déchirure sur le 1er plat du tome 1 - tome 1 désolidarisé dos manquant - coiffe en tête abîmée sur le tome 2 et 9 - coiffes en tête et pied abîmées sur le tome 3 - coiffe en pied abîmée sur le tome 4 et 8 - accroc sur le dos + coiffe en tête abîmée sur le tome 5 et 6 - dos fendu sur le tome 7 - 1er plat + quelques pages partiellement désolidarisés sur le tome 8 - 2ème plat désolidarisé sur le tome 10 - quelques rousseurs sans réelle conséquence sur la lecture - annotations sur le 1er plat des 10 tomes - 2 photos disponibles. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Coiffe en tête abîmée. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 320-Science politique [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Grand'ther Baldwin's Thanksgiving with Other Ballads and Poems

      Loring (1875), Boston - 12mo. 125pp. Original gold-stamped brown-purplish cloth with gold lettering on spine. Horatio Alger, Jr. was a 19th-century American author who was best known for his many juvenile novels about impoverished boys and their rise from poverty or humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security. He also published about 100 poems and odes some of which are present in this work. He wrote most of them in 1875, the same year of this publication. Work contains 9 ballads, 9 miscellaneous poems, 4 Harvard odes, 2 occasional odes, and 8 poems on war. Age wear, staining and sunning on binding. Head and tail of spine chipped, wear on corners. Sporadic foxing throughout. Binding in fair, interior in overall good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ETCHINGS ON THE LOIRE AND IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

      London: John Murray, 1875. Rebacked retaining original spine cloth, covers with wear and soil with corners rubbed through, plates fine. Folio (14 3/4"). Twenty full-page mounted etchings, each with a page of descriptive letterpress. Bound in original terra-cotta cloth over beveled boards with vertical spine titles in gilt, the upper cover with large gilt-ruled frames and titles, design repeated in blind on lower cover. Bookplate reading "This book belongs to E. M. Forster" and with inscription "E. M. Forster from A Colvin Jan 5th 1876, 18 Dulce Street". The novelist E. M. Forster was born in 1876, so the inscription definitely does not relate to him, but perhaps to his father, Edward Morgan Llewellyn Forster, an architect. The bookplate could be the novelists as it is quite simple and in modern type.

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        The MYSTERIOUS ISLAND. ABANDONED. Translated from the French by W. H. G. Kingston.

      Scribner Armstrong & Co.,, New York: 1875 - Illustrated. Cocked, with some wear & soiling. Snag to front hinge paper. Faint tideline in upper margin of first 50 pp. Occasional stain. Overall, Very Good. Original publisher's decorative terra-cotta cloth with gilt & black stamping. Bevelled boards. Pale yellow eps. Crown 8vo. 1st US edition (Myers, p. 51; cf. Taves V013). viii, 304, [10] pp. 8 pages of adverts after text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The MYSTERIOUS ISLAND ABANDONED Translated from the French by W H G Kingston

      New York:: Scribner Armstrong & Co.,. 1875.. Crown 8vo. 1st US edition (Myers, p. 51; cf. Taves V013). viii, 304, [10] pp. 8 pages of adverts after text.. Original publisher's decorative terra-cotta cloth with gilt & black stamping. Bevelled boards. Pale yellow eps.. Cocked, with some wear & soiling. Snag to front hinge paper. Faint. tideline in upper margin of first 50 pp. Occasional stain. Overall,. Very Good.. Illustrated.

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        The MYSTERIOUS ISLAND. ABANDONED. Translated from the French by W. H. G. Kingston

      New York:: Scribner Armstrong & Co.,. 1875.. Crown 8vo. 1st US edition (Myers, p. 51; cf. Taves V013). viii, 304, [10] pp. 8 pages of adverts after text.. Original publisher's decorative terra-cotta cloth with gilt & black stamping. Bevelled boards. Pale yellow eps.. Cocked, with some wear & soiling. Snag to front hinge paper. Faint. tideline in upper margin of first 50 pp. Occasional stain. Overall,. Very Good.. Illustrated.

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        JAPANESE EXPEDITION TO FORMOSA

      1875 - HOUSE, Edward H. THE JAPANESE EXPEDITION TO FORMOSA. Tokio: [No Publisher], 1875. Without the large supplementary map. Includes map of Southern Formosa facing p. 114. xiii,[1],231 pp., + errata slip bound-in at end. Octavo, side-sewn and glued into (original) printed paper wrappers with brushed Japanese-language title on spine, and housed in a modern chitsu case with paper labels on spine and upper board and bone clasps. Wrappers show some general wear and soiling. Clean text, and in very good condition overall. In 1874 Japan sent a punitive expedition to Formosa to avenge the killing of some Ryukyu islanders who had been ship- wrecked on the coast of Formosa and murdered by the inhabitants. The sovereignty of the Ryukyu Islands, which at that time belonged to China, was disputed by Japan; and when China refused to punish the Formosans, Japan claimed that it was the legal protector of the Ryukyu Islands and sent a military expedition to Formosa to avenge the murders. In a brief introductory note, dated April 1875, House says that the materials presented in this book were "chiefly collected from memoranda of personal observation of the incidents described, and of authentic narratives of the diplomatic transactions between the governments of Japan and China . Many of the earlier chapters originally appeared in the form of letters to the New York Herald, during the summer and autumn of 1874." (Cordier I:295). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Catalogue of Furniture made by Elmdon & Co From designs by Charles Spooner & Arthur J Penty

      24 Worship Street, London EC.: Martlet Press In brown paper covers, titles in black ink to top cover, corners and edges very lightly worn. Spine, has been professionally replaced, no title. Internally, a little light foxing to blanks, (xv) pp, [1], 60 B&W full page furniture illustrations, not dated but c1905. Scarce. (COPAC lists a copy at V&A whilst WoldCat at Nat. Art Library ONLY)Penty, Arthur Joseph (1875–1937), architect and social thinker, who from 1902 to 1908 struggled to make a living with intermittent work in architecture and furniture design, and, from 1906 to 1907, as a furniture restorer in New York. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        The Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London: John Murray, 1875.. Sixth edition, 15th thousand. 8vo. xxi, (i), 458 pp. Publisher's green cloth, gilt lettered to the spine, the discreet ticket of the bookbinder W. Bone & Son of Fleet Street to the rear pastedown, a later ownership inscription to the half title. A very good copy. Folding table. Freeman 398. Published the year before the final definitive text appeared (18th thousand).

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        Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines, Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice / by Robert Hunt, Assisted by F. W. Rudler - [ COMPLETE in 4 Volumes]

      London : Longmans, Green [1875-78], 1875, Hardback, 7th Edition., completely rev. and greatly enlVery good copies in the original gilt-blocked, blind-bordered scarlet cloth. Professionally recased with the original spines laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 0 pages; Physical desc. : 4 v. : ill. , diagrs ; 24 cm. (Vol.4 is a supplement) . Subject: Industrial arts, Technology - Dictionaries & Sources. Physics - Miscellaneous. Spine title: Dr. Ure's dictionary of arts, manufactures and mines.

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        WANTED POSTER

      Privately printed, 1875., 1875. Broadside, 9 1/4" x 12 1/4." Wanted poster produced for a General Superintendent and later President of Wells, Fargo and Co., John J. Valentine. According to Stagecoach Robberies in California: A Complete Record, 1856-1913, written by R. Michael Wilson, "At 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1875, the stagecoach from Fiddletown to Jackson, where it would connect with the Lathrop coach, was stopped by two road agents, one armed with a pistol and the other with an ax. They had hidden behind rocks just beyond a sharp curve in the road, which required the horses to proceed slowly, and as the coach came around they jumped out and the man armed with a pistol pointed his weapon at the driver and ordered him to halt. The driver was unarmed and had no choice but to obey. They took from the coach $7,000 in gold bullion from the last cleanup of the Phoenix Gold Mining Company at Plymouth. Once they had their plunder they ordered the driver to continue, and after he drove off, the two road agents fled. The driver went one mile to the first house he came to and had the farmer ride into Plymouth to report the robbery. A posse from Plymouth went to the scene but could find no clues to the robbers' identities nor a trail to follow because the terrain was so rocky and hard. The sheriff started for Plymouth at 9:30 a.m. the following morning, but he had no better luck. By July 22, Wells, Fargo had posted a reward of $2750 for the arrest of the two road agents, and one-fourth of any treasure recovered, but it was ever paid." Wilson offers sources: Los Angeles Herald (CA): July 22, 1875; Sacramento Daily Union (CA): July 7, 1875; Territorial Enterprise (Virginia City, NV): July 6, 1875. Poster states, "$2750 REWARD WELLS, FARGO & CO.'S EXPRESS BOX ON LATROBE & FIDDLETOWN STAGE ROUTE, WAS ROBBED TO-DAY, BY TWO MEN, ONE MILE FROM PLYMOUTH, OF $7000 IN GOLD. WE WILL PAY $500 EACH FOR ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THE ROBBERS, AND ONE-FOURTH OF ANY PORTION OF TREASURE RECOVERED. SAN FRANCISCO, JULY 5, 1875. JNO. J. VALENTINE, GEN. SUPT. Poster is weathered and has a small piece missing from the bottom edge of the front panel, but not affecting the message. It has survived the years by being encased in a glass protected picture frame at sometime about 100 years ago. Condition is good and a very scarce to rare item

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        The MYSTERIOUS ISLAND. ABANDONED. Translated from the French by W. H. G. Kingston

      New York:: Scribner Armstrong & Co.,. 1875.. Crown 8vo. 1st US edition (Myers, p. 51; cf. Taves V013). viii, 304, [10] pp. 8 pages of adverts after text.. Original publisher's decorative terra-cotta cloth with gilt & black stamping. Bevelled boards. Pale yellow eps.. Cocked, with some wear & soiling. Snag to front hinge paper. Faint. tideline in upper margin of first 50 pp. Occasional stain. Overall,. Very Good.. Illustrated.

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        Clytoceyx Rex (Spoonbilled Kingfisher)

      London 1875 - John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor, from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became and expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was about to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. While is Papua New Guinea, he decided to embark on a final folio as a complement to his unprecedented Birds of Asia. The Birds of New Guinea was Gould's last full-scale work, left incomplete on his death in 1881. Gould completed twelve of the twenty-five parts, and the task of finishing the project fell to Richard Bowdler Sharpe, a superbly qualified successor, who had been Gould's colleague, assistant and friend. One of Gould's most exotic works, the five magnificent volumes of the Birds of New Guinea contain an extensive series of beautiful images of birds of paradise, bower birds, parrots, parakeets, cockatoos, kingfishers and hawk-owls. All of the 320 images are extraordinary for their color and artistry, interesting backdrops and animated compositions. Gould and Sharpe created some of their most engaging and active scenes of bird life in the Birds of New Guinea, and the great popular reception of the work was such that it was one of their only productions that led to a sequel, Sharp's Birds of Paradise (1891-98). Missing from that later production, however, was the almost overwhelming variety of species of the Birds of New Guinea, which, like the Birds of Asia, was the most comprehensive chronicle of the island's ornithology ever issued. This folio size, hand-colored lithograph, Clytoceyx Rex, measures 21.5" x 14.75" and is in mint condition. The birds illustrated, commonly called Spoonbilled Kingfishers, are expertly hand-colored in deep shades of brown and orange, the foreground bird with vibrant blue feathers on its back. The fine lines and detailing define the plumage of the birds and the patterns of feathers on their bodies from head to tail.These birds are perched together on a branch and are surrounded by lush leaves and flowers.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        The City of London Chess Magazine

      London: W W Morgan, 1875 [i-ii]-314+[2 ad] pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") issued in original brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and decorative front. Volume 1. Edited by W N Potter with the cooperation of H E Bird, J H Blackburne, B Horwitz, J Lowenthal, W Steinitz, J Wisker and J H Zukertort. From the library of Arthur Pratt.(Betts: 7-20) 1st edition. Published from February 1874 through March 1876, volumes one through volume three, numbers one through 25. Volume number run from February through January. J Wisker edited March 1876 issue only. Arthur Pratt (1853-1919) was an active chess enthusiast, who accumulated a good collection of chess literature. He, along with several other players, defeated at that time the world champion, Zukertort, in a simultaneous contest. Condition: Spine ends chipped and heavily rubbed, corners bumped and rubbed through, Arthur Pratt's signature on front end paper, inner hinges cracked else a good copy of a very scarce early periodical, internally very good. . First Edition. Original Cloth. Good/ . Small Octavo.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        Diphyllodes Gulielmi, III (Waigiou Bird of Paradise)

      London 1875 - John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor, from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became and expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was about to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. While is Papua New Guinea, he decided to embark on a final folio as a complement to his unprecedented Birds of Asia. The Birds of New Guinea was Gould's last full-scale work, left incomplete on his death in 1881. Gould completed twelve of the twenty-five parts, and the task of finishing the project fell to Richard Bowdler Sharpe, a superbly qualified successor, who had been Gould's colleague, assistant and friend. One of Gould's most exotic works, the five magnificent volumes of the Birds of New Guinea contain an extensive series of beautiful images of birds of paradise, bower birds, parrots, parakeets, cockatoos, kingfishers and hawk-owls. All of the 320 images are extraordinary for their color and artistry, interesting backdrops and animated compositions. Gould and Sharpe created some of their most engaging and active scenes of bird life in the Birds of New Guinea, and the great popular reception of the work was such that it was one of their only productions that led to a sequel, Sharp's Birds of Paradise (1891-98). Missing from that later production, however, was the almost overwhelming variety of species of the Birds of New Guinea, which, like the Birds of Asia, was the most comprehensive chronicle of the island's ornithology ever issued. This folio size, hand-colored lithograph, Diphyllodes Gulielmi, III, measures 21.5" x 14.75" and is in excellent condition. This dynamic piece features two bird commonly called Waigiou Birds of Paradise. Seen from opposing angles, the birds are brilliantly colored in shades of orange, purple and green. The detailing of their feathers and defining characteristics is exquisite. The fine lines create shadowing effects and emphasize each feather. A third bird is seen flying in the background, among a lush rain forest.

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        A collection of 31 tracts and pamphlets [including lectures] published between 1875 and 1880. Authors include Dr. John Watts and E.V Neale. The contents cover, for the most part practical and historical review of Co-operation and the Co-operative Movement

      Manchester; Co-Operative Printing Society 1875 - Subjects: Communal living. Co-operative societies. Central Co-operative Board. General Federation of Trade Unions. Cooperative societies - Great Britain - Statistics. 1st editions mostly with a couple of off-prints. Uniformly bound in contemporary dark calf over matching buckram boards. Spine bands and board extremities rubbed and dulled. Remains quite a strong, tight copy overall. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Dictionnaire des anoblis 1270-1868 suivi du Dictionnaire des familles qui ont fait modifier leurs noms 1803-1870

      Librairie Bachelin-Deflorenne 1875 - - Librairie Bachelin-Deflorenne, Paris 1875, 17x27cm, relié. - Nouvelle édition. Reliure en demi maroquin cerise à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, légères éraflures sans gravité sur le dos, quelques petites épidermures sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, reliure signée de Canape-Belz. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Rare. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE WINES OF THE WORLD CHARACTERIZED & CLASSED: with some particulars respecting the beers of Europe

      London, Ward, Lock, & Tyler, 1875.. FIRST EDITION 1875, 8vo, pictorial headpiece to title page, first page of text with pictorial column at left edge, pages: (6), 202, plus 8 pages of mostly wine adverts at front including endpapers and 11 at rear, some illustrated, bound in the original publisher's morocco grain brown blind bordered cloth, gilt title to upper cover with gilt illustration, spine plain. Book leaning very slightly, spine slightly faded, slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine and corners, tiny bump to lower corner of upper cover, neat inscription at top of title page, a very good clean tight copy. A note on A1 states "The following pages comprise a revised and amplified version of two Reports drawn up at the request of Her Majesty's Commissioners for the Vienna Universal Exhibition of 1873, and the republication of which in a more popular form has been frequently suggested. Paris, May, 1875". The author was Wine Juror for Great Britain at the Vienna Exhibition of 1873. The work covers the wines of France and Algeria, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Russia, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Roumania, United States, Australia and the Cape of Good Hope. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 295, G40360. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Memoirs of General William T. Sherman, By Himself, Volume 2

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1875. Volume 2 of Sherman's memoirs. Black leather with blind-stamped simple borders front and back, gilt titling and raised bands on spine, top edge of text block is gilt, marbled end papers, publisher's advertising on last pages, tiny bookseller's plate at back. Book has been professionally rebound and had much fascinating additional material bound in at the same time, as well as a list of said materials: on the end paper is a sepia photograph of Sherman and his staff; frontispiece is an engraved portrait of Sherman; a copy of General Brayson's order expelling the Bishop of Natchez; an engraved portrait of General A.E. Burnside; a note signed by Senator General John A. Logan; a note signed by secretary of War William W. Belknap; a letter to General Coppee; an engraved portrait of Admiral D.E. Farrague; an engraved portrait of Major-General George H. Thomas; an engraved portrait of Major-General H.W. Slocum; signature of General Benjamin F. Butler; war song lyric sheet "Bummers Come and Meet Us;" an engraved portrait of Robert E. Lee; an engraved portrait of General Philip Sheridan; an engraved portrait of Secretary of State William H. Seward; war song lyric sheet "Monitor and the Merrimac;" an engraved portrait of Major-General George G. Meade. A pocket on last end paper holds a folded black and white map showing the marches of the forces under Sherman's command. Book is in a slip-case covered with blue cloth with black leather edges. 409 pages Leather in in great shape, there are some rubbed spots on spine, hinge cracked at table of contents, map has several closed tears along fold lines and at corners, some illustrations have foxing. Slip-case has light wear to corners. This is an extremely handsome book - clean, bright and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. . First Edition. Leather. Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Black Sheep Books]
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