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        Insectivorous Plants

      John Murray, 1875. Hardback, 12mo, x, 462 pp, illustrated, green cloth, gilt spine. Good, small hole in binding at lower edge front, small discoloured patch and depression mark on rear. third thousand.

      [Bookseller: Aurora Books Ltd]
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      Samuel Tinsley, London 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nuova Enciclopedia italiana ovvero dizionario generale di scienze, lettere, industrie, ecc. - volume I-XXIV

      Unione tipografico editrice torinese 1875-1888, Torino - in 4°, mezza pelle, pp. XXXIX-1160; 1283; 1232; 1280; 1296; 1108; 1048; 1364; 1388; 1269; 1288; 1320; 1382; 1155; 1516; 1295; 1136; 1267; 1280; 1280; 1264; 1108; 519+488. Sesta edizione corredata di numerose incisioni intercalate nel testo e di tavole in rame, ampliata nelle parti scientifiche e tecnologiche e accuratamente riveduta in ogni sua parte secondo i più moderni perfezionamenti. L'ultimo volume comprende anche il tomo XXIV 'Indice degli articoli - Volume primo'. Titoli in oro al dorso. Testo su due colonne. Lievi abrasioni ai piatti. Lievi spellature al dorso. Lievi fioriture sparse. Lievi mancanze alla cuffia superiore dell'XI e XII volume. Ampie spellature al dorso del XIII e XV volume. Volume XVI e XVIII privo del dorso (conservato a parte). Strappo e spellature al dorso del XXII volume.Mancano: i Supplementi e i volumi con le tavole illustrate.Anni di pubblicazione: I volume (1875), II (1876), III e IV (1877), V e VI (1878), VII e VIII (1879), IX e X (1880), XI e XII (1881), XIII e XIV (1882), XV (1883), XVI e XVII (1884), XVIII e XIX (1885), XX (1886), XXI e XXII (1887), XXIII (1888).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Borgolungo]
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        Memoirs of General William T. Sherman, By Himself, Volume 2

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 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. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Black Sheep Books]
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        The Goldsmith's Wife. A Tale. In three volumes

      London - Tinsley Brothers, 1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A complete set and first edition of Ainsworth's novel, dating from the 1870s. First Edition. Complete in three volumes. William Harrison Ainsworth (4 February 1805 3 January 1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. While completing his legal studies in London he met the publisher John Ebers, at that time manager of the King's Theatre, Haymarket. Ebers introduced Ainsworth to literary and dramatic circles, and to his daughter, who became Ainsworth's wife. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of 39 novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. Ainsworth died in Reigate on 3 January 1882. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, worn. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. P. 275 of volume I working slightly loose. Some minor water damage to the lower edge of the last few pages of volume Icausing slight loss, not affecting the text. Marginal tidemarks to several other pages of volume I. Volumes otherwise generally clean with just the odd spot or mark. Ex Beechworth Library copy, with institutional stamps to several pages of each volume, including the titlepages. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Charterhouse School and HouseLists

      09 - London - Charterhouse School 1875 - A small set containing lists of pupils, teachers and governors who attended and taught at Charterhouse School between the years 1875 and 1909. In ten volumes. The first volume covers 1875-1878, the second 1882-1884, the third 1885-87, the fourth 1888-1890, the fifth 1891-1893, the sixth 1894-1896, the seventh 1897-1899, the eighth 1900-1903, the ninth 1904-1906, and the final volume overs 1907-1909. Charterhouse School, originally The Hospital of King James and Thomas Sutton in Charterhouse, or more simply Charterhouse or House, is an English collegiate independent boarding school (also referred to as a public school) situated at Godalming in Surrey. Founded by Thomas Sutton in London in 1611 on the site of the old Carthusian monastery in Charterhouse Square, Smithfield, it is one of the original nine English public schools as defined by the Public Schools Act 1868 which derived from the Clarendon Commission of 1864. Today pupils at Charterhouse are still referred to as Carthusians, and ex-pupils as Old Carthusians or OCs. Each volume bears the Charterhouse coat-of-arms to the title page. Condition: In armorial morocco bindings. Externally smart, with just some light rubbing in places. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signature dated 1879 to front free-endpaper of the first volume. Text is close-cropped in places, not affecting text. Pages are bright, with just some scattered light spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Southern States of North America : a Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian Territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland

      London : Blackie & Son 1875 - Physical desc. : 806 p. : ill. , frontis. , ports. , plates, maps (1 double) ; 26cm. All edges gilt. Subject: African Americans - Southern States. Southern States - Description and travel. Originally appeared serially in Scribner's magazine. A fine example of a period [pictorial] binding - contemporary wine buckram over bevelled boards. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 3 Kg. 806 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Antony Van Leeuwenhoek. De Ontdekker Der Infusorien 1675-1875

      Published by S. C. Van Doesburgh, Leiden First Edition . 1875. - First edition in publisher's original plain grey card wrap covers [softback] black title and author lettering to the front cover. This has been re-cased into hard back boards with the original card covers bound-in. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains [viii] 140 printed pages of Dutch text with monochrome portrait frontispiece and is the only existing painting of van Leeuwenhoek. Haaxman was a grandson of Antony van Leewenhoek's sister Margaret. This copy was gifted to The Royal Dutch Entomological Society [with small stamp inside] by P. C. T. Snellen, and has his signature in vague pencil writing to the top margin of the front cover. P. C. T. Snellen was an entomologist and author of the standard work on Dutch Butterflies [Butterflies of the Netherlands, written in 1867]. Member of the P.B.F.A. ENTOMOLOGY [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Barre, Mass: Chas G. Allen & C0., n.d. (ca.1875). - First edition. 21" x 24 1/2" linen broadside promoting The Yankee Horse Rake, developed in 1873, and manufacturing began in April, 1874, with the first lot being 200 rakes. Charles G. Allen was born in 1833, and raised in Barre, Mass. He became an educator teaching in several school districts of Barre and surrounding towns. Later he attended Harvard Medical School and soon after began his practice in Barre. At the outset of the Civil War, he enlisted in Company F, 53rd Regiment - Massachusetts Volunteers. He served his term and then re-enlisted in the 34th Massachusetts Infantry as assistant surgeon. After the war, with his health compromised, he returned to Barre and bought a farm, never practicing medicine again. In 1873, he developed The Yankee Horse Rake and went into full production in 1874. The Allen Company remains in business today, still located in Barre, MA, and in a plant located on a 30 acre site. They no longer manufacture farm equipment. The broadside features a horse-drawn hay rake with the following commentary: "LOOK AT IT - The teeth run level with the ground. The head balances the teeth, No scratching. No thrashing back after dumping. Spring seat. Shafts attached near the wheels. For descriptive circulars, write us or our agents. J. D. S. Packer, Mt. Holly, VT." Linen light soiled, else a very good copy and suitable for framing. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Sketches, New And Old - 1st Edition/1st State

      American Publishing Company, Boston 1875 - A most attractive, unrestored First Edition/first state copy, in the scarce original publisher's 1/2 Morocco leather binding with gilded pages and peach end papers in near fine condition, front end paper cracked at hinge, hinges tight and fully intact though. Includes the rare inserted notice on page 299 denying Mark Twain's authorship of the piece. All points present as per BAL 3364; Twain's sixty-three often outrageous sketches, composed between 1863 and 1875. From a piece about the difficulty of getting a pocket watch repaired properly to thoughts on bureaucrats, courts of law, the profession of journalism, the claims of science, and the workings of government [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London William P. Nimmo 1875 - 2 volumes. First edition. Both volumes with lithographic frontispieces, fold-out maps and illustrations throughout. 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth, lettered and with pictorial motifs and borders in gilt on the spines, the upper covers with large and elaborate central pictorial decorations in gilt and black, bordering decorations in black, double ruled in black, the lower covers embellished in blind with ornamental devices and double border rules. xix, 380, 16 adverts; vii, 408 pp. A pleasing, well preserved and handsome set with some light shelf abrasion to the heads and tails of the spine. Endleaves and hinges in good order but with some minor splitting to the paper, spines a bit mellowed as expected, turnovers and extremities lightly rubbed, light aging, the text blocks in excellent and especially clean state with only minor age toning. Scarce in the original cloth without repairs as in this copy. RARE FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH. In 1872 Burton received an offer from a British mining speculator to explore the sulfur mines in Iceland; he was promised expenses plus £2000 if large deposits should be found. Although the sulfur he found was not easily extracted, Burton was able to spend a great deal of time exploring the island; ULTIMA THULE remains one of the most important books of travel and exploration on the area and is rich with Burton's observations and evocative style. The book covers Icelandic, history, geography, geology, population statistics, taxation problems, fishing, industry, economics, and politics. One gets the impression that Burton, the inveterate adventurer and explorer, found Iceland’s natural charms less dramatic than the Himalayas and the Andes. In his usual curmudgeonly style he,"called the geysers a gross humbug. The natives were unwashed and generally unfriendly and the women reminded him of the ‘chilly women of the north who live only by the head.’" Despite his sometimes surly tone, Burton’s stated objective in writing the book was to be a spokesperson for Iceland’s development. He saw much hardship in the daily lives of its people and recommended three measures to improve the quality of life there: the working of the sulfur mines, the reform of the operations of the fisheries (their gold mines), and the extension of the emigration movement in a response to overcrowding. Not one of Burton’s more inspired works, still the book is infused with probing observations and colorful descriptions. The author admits that the manuscript languished for two years after his return from Iceland as he became distracted by other writing projects. He believed that the passing of time actually increased his perspective and deepened his understanding of what he had seen. After a brief stop in London, Burton was to set off for his post in Trieste with Isabel where it is said that he labored on as many as 11 manuscripts at one time, each arranged on a separate tables. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        SHROPSHIRE AND THE POOR LAW , and other PAPERS ON SOCIAL REFORM, A Bound collection of Papers & original Letters compiled by Frances C Leighton-Childe, daughter of Sir Baldwyn ( Baldwin ) Leighton

      Adnitt and Naunton,& Messers Sandford, W. B. Walker , Bunny and Evans of Shrewsbury Skeffington & Son, Bemrose & Sons, &c 1875 - Compiled by Frances C Leighton-Childe, with her signature at the front of the book this is her personal copy of both hers and her Fathers papers and others, relating to the Poor Law and other subjects of Social Reform with personal letters. Her Father being Sir Baldwyn Leighton, 8th Baronet, of Loton Park near Alerbury Shropshire,also spelt Baldwin, he was educated at Eton College and Christ Church Oxford, a Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons, Member of Parliament for South Shropshire. contents as follows, a 4pp extract from 1875 reviewing The Speeches of Sir Baldwin Leighton. A signed letter from C S Loch of the Charity Organisation Society dated 17th Apr 1899 to Frances, a hand written letter to Frances from a S. Mason of Whitton Rectory of Tenbury in Worcestershire on Vagrancy dated Jul 12th 1907, a hand written letter dated 28th Feb 1897 signed Mrs Baldwyn Childe, another 2pp a letter dated 13th April 1899 from Mrs Childe about her father, 76pp book Extracts from letters & Speeches of Sir Baldwin Leighton M.P for South Shropshire, edited by His Daughter Frances C. Childe, Privately Printed in 1875, with a hand written page of notes on Edward John Eyre, the Ex-Governor of Jamaica, a 47pp paper titled Report of the Progress of the ATCHAM UNION From its formation to the year 1890 by Sir Baldwyn Leighton, printed by W G Napier of Mardol, Shrewsbury, a 42pp report on the Shropshire Poor Law Conference held in Shrewsbury on Oct 21st 1875, Tract No1 of the National Union of Women Workers of Great Britain and Ireland, titled Out Relief by Mary Clifford,dated Jan 1898 14pp, a paper read to the Hampshire Poor Law Conference at Winchester dated May7th 1901 titled The English Country Labourer and the Poor Law in the Reign of Queen Victoria by John Martineau, published in 1901. with a newspaper cutting containing an article titled A Model Poor Law Administration, a paper titled Thrift and the Poor Law, a paper read at the Folkestone Church Congress, Oct 6th 1892 by W. Layton Lowndes, printed in Derby, a 16pp paper by Baldwyn Leighton titled Pauperization Cause and Cure being two papers read at the Social Science Congress at Leeds in Oct1871, printed by Sandford of Shrewsbury in 1871, signed by his daughter Frances Baldwyn. also a newspaper article titled The Farm Labourer extracted from the Shrewsbury Journal on Aug 31st 1872, a 3pp paper by Baldwyn Leighton titled Child Life in our Great Cities being an address delivered at the Wolverhampton Church Congress, with an extracted article titled Fiscal Reform by Baldwyn Leighton of Loton Park, a 55p paper, The Charity Organisation Review for Dec 1897, with reports including one on Old Age Pensions by John Martineau, +2 newspaper clippings on that subject, a 10pp paper titled The Charity Organisation Review, July to Dec 1897, a 17pp paper by the Rev W Walter Edwards, The Poor Law A Proposal for its Abolition printed by Bunny and Evans of Shrewsbury in 1876, a 12pp paper titled Facts and Fallacies Connected with Working Men’s Clubs and Institutes by the Rev Henry Solly, read before the Social Science Association in Sheffield in Oct 1865, a 14pp paper titled Woman’s Work, being a paper read at the Chester Diocesan Conference on Oct 29th 1872 by Rev Canon Bridgeman, Rector of Wigan and Hon. Chaplain to H. M. the Queen, printed in Chester, a well-illustrated 34pp book about The Industrial Farm Colony for Women, Duxhurst, Reigate, with a donation form at rear, a 10pp paper published in Apr 1892 by Salop County Council titled Technical Instruction of Women by Frances Baldwyn-Childe who was president of the Ludlow division of Shropshire, a 7pp paper by Frances Baldwyn Childe titled District Nursing in Shropshire printed by W. B. Walker of Shrewsbury dated Dec 20th 1893, with a leaflet titled Cleobury Mortimer Nursing Rules, and lastly a 22pp paper from 1893 titled Women Workers, being the quarterly Magazine of the Birmingham Ladies Union of Workers containing papers on the Poo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cox Rare Books PBFA]
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        Sketches, New And Old

      American Publishing Company, Boston 1875 - A most attractive, unrestored First Edition/second state copy, in the scarce original publisher's 1/2 Morocco leather binding with gilded pages and peach end papers in just about near fine condition, little staining from binder's glue. Without the Non-Twain sketch "Hospital Days". BAL 3364; Twain's sixty-three often outrageous sketches, composed between 1863 and 1875. From a piece about the difficulty of getting a pocket watch repaired properly to thoughts on bureaucrats, courts of law, the profession of journalism, the claims of science, and the workings of government [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mark Twain's Sketches, New and Old

      The American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn., And Chicago, Ill. 1875 - Publisher's original gilt-stamped and decorated blue cloth. FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE, with the footnote on page 119 repeated on page 120, and with the misattributed sketch [From "Hospital Days"] on page 299. Peach endpapers and triple flyleaves. There is some wear to the spine ends, fraying to the corners and edges, and the gilt is not as bright as it once was. Internally, there is a spot of ghosting on pages 174 and 175 where a leaf, perhaps, was laid in. Else, internally, the book is quite clean. An inch and a half of the foot of the rear inner hinge is just starting; else the joints and hinges are intact. Significantly, this is one of only several hundred copies in the First State with GILT EDGES. Copies in cloth with plain edges outnumber those with gilt edges by about twelve to one. A good to very good copy of an uncommon and desirable binding variant. Only the three-quarter morocco binding is rarer. BAL 3364.

      [Bookseller: Clarel Rare Books]
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      Hartford, Conn., and Chicago, Ill.: The American Publishing Company, 1875 - Octavo, pp. [i-viii] 17-320 [note: mispaged by publisher; complete despite gap in pagination], triple flyleaves at front and rear, illustrations by F. W. Williams, original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in black, yellow endpapers. First edition. Second state with footnote on page 119 not repeated on page 120 and sketch "From Hospital Days" not present on page 299. BAL 3364. Wright (II) 553. Touch of rubbing to cloth at spine ends, a bright, tight, very good copy. (#110039) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        A Selection of Papers on Arctic Geography and Ethnology. Reprinted, and Presented to the Arctic Expedition of 1875, by the President, Council, and Fellows of the Royal Geographical Society

      London: John Murray 1875, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xii,292pp. Fine. Octavo. Two folding maps (one colour), and illustrations in text. Original blindstamped blue cloth with gilt lettered spine, and brown coated endpapers. A. B. 14929. At head: "Arctic Geography and Ethnology." Contributors include Dr. Robert Brown, Dr. Rink, Admiral Baron von Wrangell, and Vice-Admiral R. Collinson on Geography, and Clements R. Markham, and Doctors Rink and Simpson, etc on Ethnology..

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      The American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1875 - Second printing, with the title of "From Hospital Days" on the content page but not in the book, and with the page 119 footnote not repeating itself. Recently expertly rebacked in dark blue morocco with raised bands, gilt title and gilt devices within the title blocks. Boards with generally light wear and tear, with gilt on front board still complete. Gift inscription dated Dec 25, 1875 on front pastedown, and previous owner name on front endpaper. Textblock edges soiled, some spotting to the slightly toned pages. A very presentable copy, especially given the new spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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        Two Europeans.

      Yokohama, K. Kimbei Photographic Studio, ca. 1875, albumen print, 14,1 x 22,5 cm, on mount, photograph no. 2979. KEYWORDS:japan / yokohama

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      Imprenta y Fundición de Manuel Tello., Madrid. 1875 - 1ª edición. 6 volúmenes. Obra completa. 4º. Cada volumen su paginación, mapas plegados. Excelente estado con marcas de uso.;LA GESTIÓN DEL CONTRA REEMBOLSO SON 4 EUROS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Au coeur de l'Afrique 1868-1871. Voyages et découvertes dans les régions inexplorées de l'Afrique centrale. Ouvrage traduit avec l'autorisation de l'auteur sur les éditions anglaise et allemande par Mme H. Loreau et contenant 139 gravures et 2 cartes.

      Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1875 - 2 vol. in-8° ; (2)-IV-508 pp.-2 cartes h.-t. dont 1 repliée/(2)-434 pp., demi-basane havane, dos nerfs chiffré en pied, filets or, p. de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et vert, qq. rousseurs sans gravité, ex-libris, rel. ancienne, très bel exemplaire. EXEMPLAIRE DE LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE H. FOURNIER, RELIÉ À SON CHIFFRE EN PIED DU DOS. ÉDITION ORIGINALE DE LA TRADUCTION FRANCAISE. FIRST FRENCH EDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reminiscences of School and Army Life, 1839 to 1859

      [?London, For Private Circulation Only,], 1875. Small octavo. Original red pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to upper board, regimental crest gilt to the lower board, rebacked, new endpapers. Light browning, else very good. First edition, presentation copy. These reminiscences were "originally intended solely for the amusement of the writer's Nephews and Nieces. They are now printed for the use of such of his friends as may care to read them." Bayley went to India as a lieutenant in the 52nd Light Infantry, he served under Nicholson, and "marched from Amritsar to Sealkote and on to Delhi and the Kashmir Gate. He led the third assault column on Delhi and was wounded at the Kashmir Gate" (Sorsky). Later wrote a pamphlet defending the conduct of the Regiment "from the aspersions of Sir John Kaye" in his History of the Sepoy War. This copy inscribed to W. L. Pemberton "from the author" on the title page with a subsequent inscription in 1934 to a member of the 52nd L. I. from Evelyn L. Pemberton. Wykeham Leigh Pemberton served with the 60th Rifles in the Mutiny, severely wounded Cawnpore. Subsequently served in the Zulu War, commanded one of the columns raised to relieve Ekowe, present at Gingindhlovu and the relief of Ekowe.

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        Lettres, journal et documents pour servir à l'histoire du Canal de Suez

      Didier Et Cie 1875 - 5 volumes in-8 ( 235 X 145 mm ) de III-404 416 476 501 et 398 pages, demi-velin vert à la bradel, dos lisses ornés de fleurons et dates en queues dorées, couvertures conservées, non rognés. ( Reliure de l'époque ). Coins émoussés, quelques rousseurs. Edition originale de cet ouvrage capital sur l'histoire du canal de Suez. ( De la bibliothèque du Capitaine Comte DE MIRAMON, ex-libris gravé + tampons à chaque volume ). Séduisant exemplaire. suez canal architecture Histoire [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Polyglotten-Bibel zum praktischen Handgebrauch: Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments in übersichtlicher Nebeneinanderstellung des Urtextes, der Septuaginta, Vulgata und Luther-Übersetzung, so wie der wichtigsten Varianten der vornehmsten deutschen Übersetzungen . Vierter Band : Neues Testament.

      Veklhagen & Klasing 1875. 512 S. Gr.8° gebunden, HLn. 5. Auflage - Buch ist in altersgemäßem Zustand, Einbd.-Kanten/-Ecken etw. berieben/bestoßen, Papier altersbedingt etwas gebräunt.

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        Explorations in Australia. I. Exploration in Search of Dr. Leichardt (sic) and Party. II. From Perth to Adelaide, Around the Great Australian Bight. III. From Champion Bay, Across the Desert to the Telegraph and to Adelaide.

      Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle,, London: 1875 - Forrest was the first to cross the Australian continent from the west coast to the telegraph line (Warburton was the 1st in the opposite direction). Unlike other explorers, he was fortunate with the rain & had access to earlier maps from Gosse's expedition which directed him to water holes. Wantrup comments ". a complete record of Forrest's adventures exploring career. It is a work of great importance which must be added to every collection of exploration literature." Ferguson 9681. Wantrup 200. 8vo, (vii) 351pp, (iii)pp, 40 pp ads, 4 fold. maps, F + 7 ills by G.F. Angas. In original green gilt & black stamped cloth slt. bumped corners, spine tips reinforced, covers lightly marked, internally very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HOLY BIBLE containing the Old and New Testaments, according to the Authorised Version. With illustrations by Gustav Doré

      London: Cassell and Company, Limited, [c. 1875]. 2 volumes. The Edition De Luxe. The best edition in the best bindings. This was a special issue of only 485 hand-numbered copies. With 220 full page engravings by Gustave Doré. Super Folio, publisher’s best bindings of full rich dark brown-black morocco gilt, covers with ornate blind tooled and gilt rolled borders and elaborate gilt designs in arabesque patterns across the entirety of both covers, spines with raised bands and gilt lettering in two compartments, elaborate gilt tooled decorations in the other compartments, turn-ins gilt tooled, marbled endleaves, a.e.g. [12], 968; iv, 969-1116, 188, 318. A beautiful and outstanding set of this great Doré creation in its most exemplary format. The volumes are clean and bright in the very best binding. The binding extremely handsome with just a touch of nearly invisible and highly expert restoration along the hinges as is often the case due to the massive text blocks. RARE LIMITED EDITION AND THE SUPER FOLIO PRINTING IN THE MOST DELUXE BINDING ISSUED. One of the most magnificent of the Doré illustrated books. A huge testament to Doré’s talent and a most impressive set in size and scope. These books are not commonly found in such condition due to the stress caused by the bulk of the text, but this copy is nearly as mint, and pristine, bright and solid as the day it was made and surely as beautiful a copy as one can possibly hope to find.

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        Dr. Ox's Experiment

      James R. Osgood, Boston 1875 - Verne, Jules. DR. OX'S EXPERIMENT, and other Stories. With Numerous Illustrations. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875. Original terra-cotta cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First American fully-illustrated edition, from the sheets of the first British edition. These four tales include three that are among Jules Verne's earliest: "A Drama in the Air" (appeared in a periodical in 1851, his second story), "Master Zacharius" (1854, his fourth), and "A Winter amid the Ice" (1855, his fifth); "Dr. Ox's Experiment" itself did not appear until 1872. (Also included is "Ascent of Mont Blanc" by his brother Paul Verne.) Osgood had published the first edition in English in mid-1874, in a small unillustrated volume. William F. Gill of Boston published the first American (somewhat-) illustrated edition, dated 1874, under the title FROM THE CLOUDS TO THE MOUNTAINS. Then this copiously-illustrated Osgood edition came out in mid 1875, priced at a hefty $3.00. The front cover shows Master Zacharius raising the trap door in the floor of his workshop, and the spine shows the earthbound "madman" who had fallen from the balloon in "A Drama in the Air." This copy is in terra-cotta cloth (others are in green -- no priority). It is an extremely bright and excellent copy (slight wear at the top of the spine, missing front free endpapert endpaper). Taves & Michaluk V012; Myers 16. FANTASY / SCIENCE FICTION / SUPERNATURAL (CODE:10549). Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Convento dei Capuccini (Amalfi).

      Napoli, ca. 1875, albumen print, 37,8 x 28,3 cm, on mount, photograph no. 4038. KEYWORDS:italy / amalfi

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        Autograph letter signed to Latimer Clark

      1875 - Thomson, William, first Baron Kelvin (1824-1906). Atuograph letter signed to Latimer Clark. Glasgow, February 5, 1875. 4pp. 177 x 112 mm. Traces of mounting present. Provenance: Latimer Clark.The Scottish physicist William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) became involved in Cyrus Field's Atlantic cable enterprise in late 1856 or early 1857, when he was named to the board of directors of the Atlantic Telegraph Company. Thomson, who "saw telegraphy as an integral part of mathematical physics" (Smith and Wise 1989, 666), took a scientific approach to the design and construction of long-distance submarine cables and signaling equipment, applying theoretical principles he had learned through his studies of electrical phenomena. Thomson's recommendations were opposed by the Atlantic Telegraph Company's supervising electrician, E. O. Wildman Whitehouse, a self-taught engineer whom Field had put in charge of designing and manufacturing the cable. Whitehouse had little use for theory, which he believed had no place in the practical world of commercial enterprise; however, his disdain for theoretical knowledge proved disastrous, for his designs were fundamentally unsound, and the first complete Atlantic cable, laid in 1858, failed only weeks after it had been installed. The superiority of Thomson's scientific approach to submarine telegraphy was brought out in a subsequent government investigation, and later undersea cables were constructed to Thomson's recommendations.Thomson's letter to Clark is concerned with his attempt to get Clark into the Royal Society, for which he had solicited the support of no fewer than seven Royal Society members including British engineer Fleeming Jenkin (1833-85), who served with Thomson and Clark on the important Committee on Standards of Electrical Resistance of the British Association for the Advancement of Science; Allen Thomson (1809-84), "the first of the great biological teachers of the nineteenth century" (DNB); Scottish astronomer Robert Grant (1814-92); Astronomer Royal George Biddell Airy (1801-92), with whom Clark had worked to develop a country-wide telegraphic system for reporting Greenwich Mean Time; electrical engineer Charles Walker (1812-82), sender of the first submarine telegraph message; and Thomson's close friend George Gabriel Stokes (1819-1903), Lucasian professor of physics at Cambridge, whose discovery of the nature of fluorescence had important ramifications for spectroscopy. Also mentioned as helping in this project is James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79). Thomson's attempt apparently failed, as Clark was not elected to the Royal Society until 1889. Origins of Cyberspace 205. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Australian Orchids.

      - Sydney, Charles Potter, (1875-) 1882 (-94). 12 parts comprising 2 volumes. Folio (470 x 310 mm). With 119 (10 double-page) lithographed plates of which 118 are hand-coloured and 1 plain plate of details. Contemporary green half morocco, spines gilt, topedges gilt. First edition of the first monograph on Australian orchids, with fine illustrations from drawings made by the author. Robert Fitzgerald, surveyor and naturalist, came to Sydney from Ireland in 1856. He worked for the Department of Lands and was an enthusiastic field collector, devoting himself especially to the native orchids. The publication of the 'Australian Orchids' was acclaimed throughout the botanical world. J.D. Hooker considered it 'a work which would bring honour to any country and to any botanist', while George Bentham wrote 'thanks to you the Australian Orchidaceae are now better known than those of any country out of Europe'.The final part was published in 1894 after Fitzgerald's death by Henry Deane. 'The drawings are all by Fitzgerald, almost invariably from fresh specimens; the lithographs are by A.J. Stopps. Complete copies of the work are now very rare' (Stafleu). A fine set.Great Flower Books p. 56; Nissen BBI, 633; Stafleu & Cowan 1799. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journey Across the Western Interior of Australia

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle. 1875. Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Green gilt decorated cloth boards, corners bumped & rubbed and spine edge lightly rubbed. Bookplate to front pastedown and front hinge lightly cracked. A very nice, solid and clean copy of this scarce title. Small gift inscription to top of Preface. Illustrated with eight black & white engravings and large fold-out map [with neatly repaired tears] at rear. 307 pages Important account of the first expedition to cross from Alice Springs to Roebourne on the West Coast of Australia in 1872 Warburton left South Australia as leader of an expedition that included his son Richard and J. Lewis. It was financed and provided with seventeen camels and six months supplies by (Sir) Walter Hughes and (Sir) Thomas Elder, and sought to link the province with Western Australia. After leaving Alice Springs in April 1873, they endured long periods of extreme heat with little water, and survived only by killing the camels for meat. They reached the Oakover River with Warburton strapped to a camel. On 11 January 1874 they were brought to Charles Harper's de Grey station in northern Western Australia. They had conquered the formidable Great Sandy Desert to become the first to cross the continent from the centre to the west. Warburton was emaciated and blind in one eye; at a public banquet in Adelaide later he attributed their survival to his Aboriginal companion Charley. . 1st Edition. Hardback.

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      Barre, Mass: Chas G. Allen & C0., n.d. (ca.1875)., 1875. First edition. 21" x 24 1/2" linen broadside promoting The Yankee Horse Rake, developed in 1873, and manufacturing began in April, 1874, with the first lot being 200 rakes. Charles G. Allen was born in 1833, and raised in Barre, Mass. He became an educator teaching in several school districts of Barre and surrounding towns. Later he attended Harvard Medical School and soon after began his practice in Barre. At the outset of the Civil War, he enlisted in Company F, 53rd Regiment - Massachusetts Volunteers. He served his term and then re-enlisted in the 34th Massachusetts Infantry as assistant surgeon. After the war, with his health compromised, he returned to Barre and bought a farm, never practicing medicine again. In 1873, he developed The Yankee Horse Rake and went into full production in 1874. The Allen Company remains in business today, still located in Barre, MA, and in a plant located on a 30 acre site. They no longer manufacture farm equipment. The broadside features a horse-drawn hay rake with the following commentary: "LOOK AT IT - The teeth run level with the ground. The head balances the teeth, No scratching. No thrashing back after dumping. Spring seat. Shafts attached near the wheels. For descriptive circulars, write us or our agents. J. D. S. Packer, Mt. Holly, VT." Linen light soiled, else a very good copy and suitable for framing.

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        Castellammare (Panorama).

      Napoli, ca. 1875, albumen print, 38,3 x 28,8 cm, on mount, photograph no. 4051. Few small browned places at upper border. KEYWORDS:italy / castellammare

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        FACTS ABOUT SHERRY, Gleaned in the Vineyards and Bodegas of the Jerez, Seville, Moguer, & Montilla Districts During the Autumn of 1875.

      London, Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 1876.FIRST EDITION 1876, 8vo, approximately 185 x 120 mm, 7¼ x 4¾ inches, engraved frontispiece and 15 engraved plates, 9 illustrations in the text, pages: (11), 12 - 108, nicely rebound in full burgundy crushed morocco with no decoration, gilt lettered spine, marbled endpapers, and with original publisher's printed yellow card wraps bound in at rear, colour illustrated on upper cover, together with the original 14 pages of wine adverts. No inscriptions, a very good clean bright copy. The author was Wine Juror for Great Britain at the Vienna Exhibition of 1873 and he spent 3 months in the sherry districts of Southern Spain in 1875. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 293, G40310: "This is an interesting book not only because it tells us about sherry but because of what it tells us about the people, their customs, and their problems". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Orchids: And How to Grow Them in India and Other Tropical Climates

      L. Reeve & Co., London 1875 - Hansomely rebound in half leather over marbled boards with titles gilt on leather labels to front cover and spine. New epps. Missing title page,dedication to Dr Joseph Dalton, contents page, first 4 pages of text and first 4 plates. The missing text has been replaced by photocopies from the copy held by RHS Wisley. The first few pages of the original text are damaged and darkened but have been neatly repaired. Previous owner has added the country of origin of the plant to the head of each text page. Many of the plates are grubby at the edges but are still exquisite.; beautifully detailed and delicately but vibrantly coloured. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      1875 - Translated by George M. Towle. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875. Original blindstamped terra-cotta cloth decorated in gilt. First American Edition (and first edition in English).~An interesting account of the fate of a ship and its people, who were lost crossing the Atlantic. Setting out from Charleston, S.C., everything promised a speedy and pleasant voyage, and the passengers exchanged congratulations. A few days later and the dreadful cry of "fire" is heard! They fight the flames like heroes, but the ship is doomed. Hastily constructing a raft, they embark upon it, entrusting themselves to the mercies of wind and wave. [from an early promotional piece, cited in T&M]~This small, unillustrated volume was issued in Osgood's "Saunterer's Series" like TOUR OF THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS and DOCTOR OX beforehand (but is somewhat scarcer than those two); it was published in the Spring of 1875. Sampson Low's British edition, titled THE SURVIVORS OF THE CHANCELLOR, did not come out until November of that year (albeit in a much more attractive format). Though not mentioned on the binding or on the title page, this volume also includes the tale "Martin Paz."~This copy is in terra-cotta cloth stamped in gilt; we have also had green with gilt, blue with gilt, brown with black, and black with red (no known priority, though the gilt-stamped ones probably came first). This is a bright, near-fine copy (rear endpaper beginning to crack, very light rubbing at the extremities). Taves & Michaluk V014; Myers 47. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Morel, Paris 1875 - Two volumes. Large folio. [iv], 28p. Illustrated with 200 engraved plates of facades and floor plans. Volume I bound in quarter maroon morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., brown spine labels, gilt; volume II with the plates laid loose in fascicules in a red cloth portfolio with string ties Endpapers chipped, preliminaries dusty, binding with wear, but all quite strong and complete - plates fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Discourses on Architecture.

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston 1875 - Translated, with an introductory essay, by Henry Van Brunt. Very Good Plus condition. Two-Volume Set. Recipient of the Royal Gold Medal, Viollet-le-duc was an influential modern architect. His re-interpretative restoration style is still highly controversial. This set, bound in rust colored cloth with decorative gilt has some rubbing to the corners and volume two has a minor stain on the cover. Numerous fold-out plates in excellection condition. Prospective customers can always request images. We have been selling collectible books everyday for 21 years. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 955 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exploracao e estudo do Valle do Amazonas [bound with] Exploracao e estudo do Valle do Amazonas

      1875 - Exceedingly rare report on the Amazon by Barbosa, not in Borba de Moraes. 1875. Rio de Janeiro. Typographia Nacional. In 8vo (208 mm x 140 mm). 52; 151 + 2 maps. In the original printed wrapper, small edge tears not affecting, first title with erased stamp. One map detached, a few marginal annotations, first title with erased stamp, else a very fine and crisp copy. First edition. We have been unable to trace other copies of this work; both volumes were prepared by Barbosa to be presented to Jose Fernandes da Costa Pereira Junior at the request of the Ministry of Agriculture & Commerce as result of the scientific commission entrusted to him. Barbosa Rodrigues (1842 - 1909) was without doubt a remarkable Brazilian; he travelled throughout Brazil between 1868 & 1897, allowing him a working knowledge of the North of the country. He was the author, and eventually gained fame for his work Sertum Palmarum Brasiliensium ou relation des Palmiers nouveaux du Bresil, published in 1903 in Brussels. He was eventually appointed Director of the Manaos botanical museum and first Director of the botanical garden of Rio de Janeiro. This, his report of the Valley of the Amazon is virtually unknown. The work is illustrated with two large folding maps, entitled “A planta do Rio Trombetas” and “Planta do Rio Capim”. Although Borba only included works until 1900, and excluded the Sertum Palmarum, this was printed in 1875 and is clearly an important description of the north of Brazil; had he seen it, we believe it would have been included. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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