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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.

      [Bookseller: ANTIQUARIAT Gerald Hermann Franke]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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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

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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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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        21" X 24 1/2" LINEN BROADSIDE. THE YANKEE HORSE RAKE! MADE BY CHAS. G. ALLEN & CO., BARRE, MASS

      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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Les Anglais et l’Inde (nouvelles études).

      Paris, E. Plon et Cie, Imprimeurs-Éditeurs, 1875 - demi-maroquin havane, dos à nerfs, titre or, tête or, lég. rousseurs sans gravité, ex-libris frappé en pied, rel. signée de l’atelier « Gruel », très bel exemplaire. Édition originale. Provenance : ex-libris de la bibliothèque de la baronne de Billing. Épouse de Billing (baron depuis le 16 juin 1830, alors premier secrétaire de l’ambassade de France à Madrid), et fille de la gracieuse et fortunée Mme de Courbonne, qui tenait, rue Royale, un salon politique et littéraire. L’ouvrage traite de l’insurrection des Cipayes du Bengale en 1857, les origines et débuts ; jusqu’à la terrible répression de l’armée anglaise. FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        THE WRECK OF THE CHANCELLOR

      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]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        HABITATIONS MODERNES.

      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]

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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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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        HISTORY AND DIRECTORY OF LARAMIE CITY, WYOMING TERRITORY, COMPRISING A BRIEF HISTORY OF LARAMIE CITY FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT TO THE PRESENT TIME, TOGETHER WITH SKETCHES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SURROUNDING COUNTRY.

      Laramie City. 1875. - 91pp. Original green printed wrappers, rear wrapper and spine replaced with matching modern wrapper. Front wrapper repaired in upper corner. Upper corner of first eight leaves and foredge tear in first six leaves repaired. Else very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. A history of the city and promotion for the surrounding country, with much information about its virtues, attributes, etc. The last third of the pamphlet is devoted to a directory of the city. There are also advertisements for many local merchants throughout. This is the first directory for any part of Wyoming, and one of the first book-length works published there. Triggs' publications are the outstanding early Wyoming promotional pieces. "A history of the region from the day of first settlement, in April of 1868. Recognized by students of Western History as probably the best, most honest and outspoken, most bluntly written and vivid description extant of the early and turbulent days" - Eberstadt. AII (WYOMING) 23. ADAMS SIX- GUNS 2239 ("exceedingly rare"). STOPKA, WYOMING TERRITORIAL IMPRINTS 1875.7. ADAMS HERD 2332 ("very rare"). EBERSTADT 113:434. HOWES T351, "b." GRAFF 4191. STREETER SALE 2245. JENNEWEIN 83.

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        THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND. [Consisting of:] Part I. DROPPED FROM THE CLOUDS. [Plus:] Part II. ABANDONED. [Plus:] THE SECRET OF THE ISLAND

      1875 - [Together, three volumes.] Translated from the French by W. H. G. Kingston. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1875. 40 pp ads dated Feb 1875 in Part II; 3 pp undated ads + 40 pp undated ads (but otherwise identical to those in Vol II) in Part III. Original red/purple/magenta cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled, all edges gilt. First English Edition of all three volumes that were sold separately but which together form one of Verne's greatest tales. The translation, unfortunately, was effected by W. H. G. Kingston, whose~translation changed the hero's name from Smith to Harding. Further, Kingston abridged or omitted many of the technical passages indicating the castaway's scientific development of the island. Verne's anti-imperialist sentiments expressed by the dying Captain Nemo were also reversed by Kingston so as not to offend English readers. Unfortunately, Kingston's became the standard translation, to this day inflicting his omissions and distortions on English-language readers. [T&M]~Sampson Low's first edition (all three volumes) came out in September 1875. Meanwhile Scribner Armstrong and Henry Shepard were battling it out in America, soon joined by pirate publishers such as Donnelly Loyd of Chicago, Household Words of Boston, Charles Warburton of Philadelphia, and George Munro of New York. However, Sampson Low's English editions are much scarcer than the first American editions. Also, the plates in the English editions are sharper than in the American editions.~In any event. All three volumes have beveled board edges and all page edges gilt. The first volume is in deep red cloth, the second in violet-purple cloth, and the third (partway in between in hue) in magenta cloth. It is curious (we have noted it before) that Sampson Low designed the front cover of Part III to be not quite uniform with the other two parts: the "The Mysterious Island" panel at the top is on a field of flying birds on I and II, but on a field of horizontal lines on III; the pictorial panel on I and II is all in gilt (with slim vertical black decorative panels alongside) while on III the pictorial panel is in black and gilt, without any vertical panels; and the author's name appears on the front cover of only Part III.~All three volumes are generally in very good condition. DROPPED FROM THE CLOUDS is a bit askew, the spine ends are slightly worn, there are a couple of small wrinkles on the spine, and the endpapers are cracked; ABANDONED has faded cloth on the spine (as usual with purple) and its endpapers are likewise cracked; and THE SECRET OF THE ISLAND has slight wear at the foot of the spine and a bit of soil on its rear cover. That said, all three volumes have quite bright attractive bindings (these three volumes in fine condition, if there are such volumes out there, would be in the $20,000+ range). Taves & Michaluk V013. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fu So Mimi Bukuro. A Budget of Japanese Notes, Reprinted from the Japan Mail

      Japan Mail Office, Yokohama 1875 - [An Early Compilation of Articles Published in the Japan Weekly Mail]. Large 12mo (5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in - 14 x 19.2 cm), brown cloth with leather spine and leather tipped corners, 184 pp. Reprints of 30+ articles previously published in the Japan Weekly Mail. Topics cover a wide range of topics including superstitions, music, theatre, dress, swords and hara kiri. ~~ Condition. The book is in very good condition. Binding is sound. The leather on the spine and corners is rubbed and scraped. Foxing on the front and back end pages and edges, otherwise very clean and free of foxing and staining. Approximately 5 pages show evidence of erasure of light pencil writing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MANUAL OF THE NATURAL HISTORY, GEOLOGY, AND PHYSICS OF GREENLAND AND THE NEIGHBOURING REGIONS; Prepared for the Use of the Arctic Expedition of 1875, Under the Direction of the Arctic Committee of the Royal Society. Together with Instructions Suggested by the Arctic Committee of the Royal Society for the Use of the Expedition.

      Eyre and Spottiswoode, London 1875 - London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1875. Thick 8vo. vi + 86pp + xii + 783pp + 1pp (publisher¿s colophon, indicating that 750 copies were printed in May of 1875). Text illustrations, 3 large folding maps in pocket. Inscribed in Cheyne's hand on a blank leaf: "Commander Cheyne, RN / 15 Addison Gardens N / Kensington W.¿"Period style quarter calf, marbled boards and endpapers. Very good. Prepared as a manual for the British Arctic Expedition (1875-76), under Captain Sir George Strong Nares, which aimed to reach the North Pole from northern Ellesmere Island. The book is an extensive compilation of information collected from previous Arctic explorers and scientists (including Markham, Collinson, Nordenskiold, John Rae, and many others) on a wide variety of topics, including: physics, astronomy, magnetism, ice conditions, glaciers, tides, atmospheric electricity, the aurora borealis, zoology, botany, geology, and mineralogy. In 1876, after the return of the British Arctic Expedition. Commander Cheyne (a veteran of three Franklin Search expeditions) announced plans to reach the North Pole using specially-equipped balloons. His proposal, which included a transatlantic lecture tour to raise funds, captured the public imagination, but also drew wide criticism. He was unable to realize his dream of polar flight, although Andree later adopted the idea. The Manual would have provided Cheyne detailed information on weather patterns and other information to plot his course. The title page bears the ink call number and faint blind stamp of Acadia University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where Cheyne died in 1902. [Not in AB] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        XVIIIme Siècle Institutions Usages et Costumes France 1700-1789.

      Paris: Firmin-Didot Fréres, Fils et Cie 1875. Med 21 kromolitografier samt 350 træsnit i teksten. 4to. VIII + 520 s. Indb. ubesk. med guldsnit foroven i samt. helskind. With 21 chromo-lithographs and 350 textual woodcuts. Uncut copy bound with topedge gilt in contp. full leather.. Nr. 321 af 650 numr. ekspl. på stort papir. No. 321 of 650 numb. copies on large paper

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        The Game of Draw Poker Mathematically Illustrated

      WM H. MURPHY, NEW YORK 1875 - This is the first book published in America on Poker. Being a complete treatise on the game giving the prospective value of each hand before and after the draw and the true method of discarding and drawing with a through analysis and insight of the game as played at the present day by gentlemen. Author was a professor of mathematics. Cover has soiling and wear along the spine, corners bumped gilt lettering to front cover, former owner bookplate on inside front cover DATE PUBLISHED: 1875 EDITION: 72 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le drageoir aux épices.

      Lib. Gale |& Dépôt central des éditeurs 1875 - - Lib. Gale & Dépôt central des éditeurs, Paris 1875, 11x17cm, relié. - Edition originale, sous couverture de remise en vente, imprimée à 300 exemplaires justifiés portant comme toujours une mention fictive de deuxième édition. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline souris, dos lisse très légèrèrement passé orné d'un fleuron doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin cerise comportant de petites traces marginales de frottements, couvertures conservées, ex-libris encollé au verso du premier plat de reliure, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de l'auteur sur ce texte. Gardes légèrement et marginalement ombrées, sinon agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        I Riformatori dello stato di libertà della città di Bologna dal 1394 al 1797.

      Giacomo Monti,, Bologna, 1875 - Tre volumi di cm. 24, pp. 189 (3); 182; 194 (2). Solida legatura coeva in mezza percallina con punte, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica, non comune ed elegantemente stampata su carta forte. Esemplare proveniente dalla collezione dello storico bolognese Ugo Lenzi, di cui appare il timbro di possesso. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oeuvres Completes de Moliere. Nouvelle edition. Imprimee sur celles de 1679 et 1682 avec des Notes explicatives sur les Mots qui ont vielli. Ornee de Portraits en pied colories representant les principeaux personnages de chaque piece.

      Laplace Sanchez et Cie, Libraires-Editeurs,, Paris, 1875 - Paris, Laplace Sanchez et Cie, Libraires-Editeurs, 1875. 4°. 27 cm. XV, 649 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Original-Ganzlederband mit Rundum-Goldschnitt, goldgeprägter Rückentitel. Neuausgabe. Französischsprachige Ausgabe. Mit 20 handkolorierten Stahlstichen von MM. Wolf und Manceau nach Zeichnungen von M. M. Geffroy und Maurice Sand. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. New edition. French language edition. With 20 handcolored steel engravings. Original full leather binding with gilt edge. Fine copy. Original-Ganzlederband mit Rundum-Goldschnitt, goldgeprägter Rückentitel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Dramatic Works of Moliere.

      Edinburgh. William Paterson. 1875. - Illustrated throughout with superlative full page tissue-guarded plate engravings. 6 vols. 4to. Handsomely bound in 3/4 gilt ruled grain morocco. Gilt ruled spine compartments with elaborate gilt tooled motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titles. t.e.g. A renowned collection of Molieres dramatic work. Scarce to find Fine sets of Moliere in English. Some covers and spines mildly rubbed, several hinges tender. Front cover of Vol. 3 reattached with some glue residue apparent at join. A Very Good , quite sound, extravagently bound set.Featured Sets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        corps des officiers du 7ème Régiment des Uhlans (1875/78)

      - Album der officier der Régiment N° VII . . . . Rhin en 1875 donné au Baron Rodolphe der Sinner. Landshut Couverture en bois recouvert de cuir noir, plat avant recouvert de velour grenat, incrustations métaliques en "neu silber" (faux argent) et initiales en cuivre. Dédicace gravée à l'intention de son destinataire sur les rubans métallisés des brins de lauriers . Aux quatre coins, médaillons argentés gravés de motifs différents, avec deux fermoirs en argent. Voyez les détails en visionnant le diaporama. L'album contient 21 photos en très bon état de conservation, datant des années 1870, présentant les principaux officiers au service du baron de Sinner [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geografía Física de la República de Chile.:

      Paris, Delagrave, 1875. - Text- u. Atlasband in 2 Bdn. 8° u. quer-4°. X S., 1 nn. Bl., 356 S.; 2 nn. Bl., m. 1 lithogr. Karte u. 22 (3 farb.) lithogr. Tafeln. OHLdr. m. goldgepr. Wappensupralibros u. reicher RVerg., (leicht beschabt u. leicht fl., Textband stärker fleckig u. ber.). Erste Ausgabe, komplett mit Text- und Atlasband selten. - Palau 227450; Henze IV, 125 ff. - Hauptwerk des in Frankreich geborenen Kartographen und Geologen Pedro Amado Pissis Marin (1812-1889), welches die Erkenntnisse seiner Reisen durch alle Teile Chiles zwischen 1848 und 1868 vereint. - "Nebst Phillipi hat Pissis gewiß den größten Anteil an der wissenschaftlichen Erschließung Chiles in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts." (Henze). - Mit einer Karte Südamerikas, Höhenprofilen, einer farbigen Tafel des Aconcaguamassivs, mehreren anderen Bergdarstellungen der Anden, die Quelle des Lontue, den Vulkan Chillan, einer farbigen Tafel des Kraters des Vulkans Antuco, Lava des Osorno, einer Darstellung eines Gletschers usw. - Der Textband geht ausführlich auf die Orographie, Geologie, Meteorologie, Hydrographie und botanische Geographie Chiles ein. - Textband an der oberen und unteren Ecke etw. wasserfl., Name v. alter Hand auf Titel, Tafelband m. altem Bibliotheksstempel a. Titel, minimal stockfl. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Panorama of Constantinople in 10 parts.

      Constantinople, G. Berggren, ca. 1875. Original photographs, albumen prints, in 10 parts (242 cm on a 270 cm mount) in original dark red cloth portfolio, with gilt title in arabic. With original mounted label Bergrenns: G. Berggren, Photographe de S. M. Le Roi de Suède et Norvège. Graande Rue de Pera No. 414, Constantinople. Inner joints as usual somewhat faded but in all a very nice panoramic view. Berggren, Guillaume (1835 - 1920), Swedish photographer who started work as an apprentice carpenter in 1850. He left Sweden in 1855, learned photography in Berlin, and settled in Constantinople in 1866, opening a studio in the Grande Rue de la Pera in the early 1870s. Berggren combined studio work - portraits of travellers and dignitaries, with the option of posing in Turkish attire - with the sale of prints offering a range of Ottoman motifs. He photographed the street scenes and architecture of Constantinople, including all its mosques, and the landscapes, ruins, and major religious sites of the Bosporus region. He also recorded developments and events such as the construction of the Anatolian railway, and the inauguration of the Orient Express in 1883. In the 1890s he made a remarkable series of documentary portraits of Constantinople's working people: bakers, street sellers, harbour workers, and prostitutes. (Jan - Erik Lundström). KEYWORDS:turkey / constantinople / istanbul

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        Lower Grand Canyon near Kaibab

      F.S. Dellenbaugh, 1875. AN OIL PAINTING OF THE LOWER GRAND CANYON, NEAR KAIBAB Oil on canvas laid on board Board size: 16" x 14" Frame size: 20 5/8" x 18 ½" Signed: F.S. Dellenbaugh Inscribed indistinctly: . . . zona Dated: Nov. 1875 Provenance: Collection of Edward Eberstadt & Sons Born in McConnelsville, Ohio, in 1853, Frederic Dellenbaugh (1853-1935) became interested in landscape painting and mapmaking at an early age. At eighteen, he was skilled enough to be chosen for the second John Wesley Powell expedition down the Colorado River. On the expedition he served as both artist and as assistant mapmaker, and he began his life-long habit of keeping a daily journal of his travels. Overshadowed by Powell's spectacular first voyage down the Colorado and Green rivers, the second expedition was important in that it mapped the great river and provided scientific data invaluable to the understanding of the geology of the Colorado Plateau. This fascinating oil painting, almost abstract in its rendering, was most probably inspired by what Dellenbaugh saw on the Powell expedition. . Book.

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        Original-Urkunde zum Ehrenbürger-Recht für Otto Friedrich Weber. Kalligraphische, teils farbige Original-Zeichnung von H. Fabian, Stettin.

      Ueckermünde 1875.. 60,1 x 44,3 cm. "Der Magistrat der Stadt Ueckermünde urkunden und bekennen hiermit im Einverständnis mit der Stadtverordneten-Verwaltung, daß wir dem königlichen Rechtanwalt Herrn Otto Friedrich Weber bei seinem Abgange von hier in Anbetracht seiner langjährigen Wirksamkeit als Stadtverordneter und Vorsteher der Stadtverordneten-Versammlung zu erteilen, beschlossen haben. Ückermünde, den 20. November 1875. Der Magistrat." Mit einem roten Lacksiegel und 6 Unterschriften. Unikat. Nebenstehendes Bild zeigt nur einen Ausschnitt aus der oberen Hälfte der Urkunde..

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        Maries hændelser i Vidunderlandet. Efter det engelske ved D. G. Med 41 illustrationer.

      1875 - Copenhagen, T. Nielsen, 1875. 8:o. (4),144 pp. With illustrations in the text. Original illustrated boards. Slightly nicked on top of spine. Some later pencil notes on the inside of the front board. Fine copy with a few fingerprints in the outer margin on pp. 3-4, 129 and 134 and some minor stains in the inner margin on pp. 62 and 93. With Thore Virgin's signature dated March 21 1956 and his library stamp. A charming and well preserved copy!First Danish translation of "Alice in Wonderland". With John Tenniel's illustrations. Later and considerably revised editions published 1912 and 1930. Thore Virgin (1886-1957) was one of the most prominent book collectors in Sweden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Buffalo Dance

      Chatto & Windus, London 1875 - A fine image from Catlin's 'North American Indian Portfolio', one of the most important accounts of Native American life. This "group, though not strictly a hunting scene, is so closely allied as to be often considered by the Indians indispensable to their success. Amongst. [the Indians], the success of their hunts and wars is often attributed to the strict observance of several propitiatory modes of singing and dancing to the Great (or other) Spirit; soliciting his countenance, and promising to give to him, (which they always do,) by sacrificing, the choicest pieces of the animal slain in their hunts. The. songs sung on these occasions are exceedingly curious, and called Medicine (Mystery) Songs. All tribes have their medicine songs peculiar for the hunting of each animal they choose to go in pursuit of, and by singing these songs they conciliate the. invisible deity or spirit presiding over these animals' respective destinies, and who must necessarily be consulted in this way." Catlin summarized the Native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, -- yet honourable, contemplative and religious being." In a famous passage from the preface of his North American Indian Portfolio , Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian". He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. A selection of the greatest of images from this record were published in the North American Indian Portfolio in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible. The present image is one of the results of this publishing venture and is both a work of art of the highest quality and a fitting memorial to a vanished way of life. Abbey Travel 653; Field Indian Bibliography 258; Howes C-243; McCracken 10; Sabin 11532; Wagner-Camp 105a:1. Lithograph, hand-coloured, after Catlin and McGahey. Wove paper, cut to the edge of the image and mounted on card, as issued, within an ink-ruled frame Image size: 12 1/8 x 17 5/8 inches; sheet size: 17 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches.

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        Gen. Johnston is critical of the Count of Paris?s ?History of the Civil War in America? especially re Manassas and Seven Pines ? ?He calls Genl Beauregard ?commander-in-chief, in writing of the Battles of Manassas ? His account of the circumstances of the action is as incorrect as possible. That of the operations in 1862, previous to Genl Lee?s actions near Richmond is still more so??

      Autograph Letter Signed ?J.E. Johnston?, 2p, 8? x 10.5?, separate sheets. Savannah, November 17, 1875. To Col. John P. Nicholson. Minor flaws at edges. Light smudging, folds, glassine remnants on verso and at upper edge of first sheet. Fine condition.An English translation of ?History of the Civil War in America? by the Count of Paris (Philadelphia: Joseph H. Coates & Co. 1875) had just been published. General Joseph E. Johnston comments, in part, ?I have looked at so much of the Count of Paris?s book as relates to my operations ?" and can not imagine why he sent it to me. Certainly not in compliment. No party electioneering newspaper is less candid. He calls Genl Beauregard ?commander-in-chief, in writing of the Battles of Manassas; although it is evident that he has read my official report. His account of the circumstances of the action is as incorrect as possible. That of the operations in 1862, previous to Genl Lee?s actions near Richmond is still more so. Such as one might

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        Mark Twain pays Boston booksellers and publishers Estes & Lauriat the day he offered their illustrated publication of Guizot?s ?History of France? as first prize in a spelling bee he attended ? Nine years later, he sued the firm for advertising copies of ?Huckleberry Finn? at a discounted price even before his own agents had copies to sell

      Partly Printed Check Signed ?Saml. L. Clemens,? 7.75? x 2.75?. Hartford, Ct., May 12, 1875. Check No. 112. Filled out by Clemens, drawn on the First National Bank of Hartford, payable to ?Estes & Lauriat? for $7.88. Fine condition.On the evening of May 12, 1875, the day he wrote the check here offered to Estes & Lauriat, Samuel L. Clemens participated in a spelling match for the young people present, as part of a fund-raising fair at Hartford?s Asylum Hill Congregational Church. The contestants seated themselves on the platform and Mark Twain delivered a few preliminary remarks. He spoke beside the pulpit, announcing the prize for the winner of the spelling bee which would be one of three including ?Guizot?s exquisitely illustrated History of France, 300 wood engravings, 40 fine steel engravings, published by Estes & Lauriat, Boston, in 50 semi-monthly parts.? There would also be a prize for last place which Clemens told the audience, ?I have been instructed not to reveal just

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        Autograph Letter, Signed. To Hon. E.[lihu] B.[enjamin] Washburne (1816- 1887) introducing Prof A[rthur] L[atham] Perry (1830-1905) of Williams College, a Professor of History

      San Francisco, may 10, 1875 - Written by Garfield on his first visit to the Pacific coast, a trip intended to provide "a little rest from the wear and tear" of committee work. Garfield describes the introductee of this letter as his good firend, and comments on the importance of Professor Perry's work on Political Economy--Perry is considered to be the most widely read economist of his day. The addressee, Elihu B. Washburne, severed as Secretary of State under Ulysses S. Grant, and was the sole diplomat to remain in Paris during the Franco-Prussian War, during which time he provided important humanitarian and diplomatic support, efforts recognized by both French and German governments 8vo. 2 pp. Faded

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        The Run In

      G.P. McQueen, London 1875 - A fine copy of the second issue of this spirited image (first published 22 April 1873) from the 'McQueen's Steeple Chasings' series. The final scene: a close finish between three horses all being pushed to gain that extra yard as the winning post approaches. The series includes four prints: Restive at the Post; Over the Fence in Good Style; Green-Sleeves leads the Way and the present image. "Ben Herring Jnr. was an accomplished artist. As well as supplying portraits of race horses and pictures of racing to a number of periodicals and for books, aquatint plates after his work were published by J. and later G.P. McQueen. These 'composite' scenes of racing provide a valuable and accurate portrayal of the leading horses and jockeys of the years between 1860 and 1875" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p. 121). Lane British Racing Prints p.130. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Charles Hunt & Sons.

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