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        GUIDA ILLUSTRATIVA DEL CITTADINO E DEL FORASTIERO PER LA CITTA DI GENOVA E SUA ADIACENZE,

      Genova, Luigi Sambolino, 1875. Reliure d'époque, demi veau à cinq nerfs et au impression doré, plattes intérieures marbrées, un plan dépliante et page de titre originale, 130 x 205mm., 678pp, 12 planches hors texte. Indice alfabetico dei monumenti contenuti nel presente volume. Oratorj. Instituti di beneficenza. Monumenti pubblici. Palazzi privati. Monumenti Privati esposti al pubblico. Bon Etat, seulement le plan est un tout petit peu déchiré.

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        Autograph letter signed to Latimer Clark

      1875. Very Good. <p>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.</p></p>The Scottish physicist William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) became involved in Cyrus Field&#39;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&#39;s recommendations were opposed by the Atlantic Telegraph Company&#39;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&#39;s scientific approach to submarine telegraphy was brought out in a subsequent government investigation, and later undersea cables were constructed to Thomson&#39;s recommendations.</p><p>Thomson&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s attempt apparently failed, as Clark was not elected to the Royal Society until 1889. Origins of Cyberspace 205.</p>

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        A View of the Grampian Mountains, from the Summit of Ben Cleuch the biggest of the Ochil Range, a Station in the Trigonometrical Survey of Great Britain, Situated 28 miles north west from Edinburgh.

      1875 - Carlisle, James Knipe, 1875. Lithograph, 330 x 1990mm, dissected and laid on linen, within original blue cloth gilt covers, marbled endpapers with index map pasted on. Signed in ink by Knipe. Paper lightly toned, two tiny areas of surface loss. A superb prospect of the Scottish Highlands, originally engraved by Daniell Havell and published in 1820. Underneath the view is a key of mountains, which include Ben Nevis & Ben Lomond, and a description by Knipe on the best route to the summit of Ben Cleuch. James Gardner was Chief Draughtsman to the Board of Ordnance during the Principal Triangulation of the British Isles, assisting in the measurement of the base line on which the triangulation of Scotland was based in 1817. The following year he took readings from Ben Cleugh with a 36-inch theodolite, and it would seem that it was at this time he sketched this prospect. This reproduction, produced half-a-century later, seems to have been published for the new highland tourist market, inspired by Queen Victoria.

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        DIARY AND CORRESPONDENCE OF SAMUEL PEPYS, 6 Volumes, ** Lovely Full Leather Set **

      UK. Bickers & Son. 1976 1877. 1979 1875 - Hardbacks, 6 Lovely Volumes, Full Leather, Gilt decor to the spines & Board Edges, page edges & endpapers marbled. from his ms cypher in the Pepysian Library . with a life and notes by Richard Lord Braybrooke. additional notes by Rev Mynors Bright. bookplates to inner boards, illustrated. Volume one has some splitting to the front spine, but firm, Volume 3 rear board is nearly detached, slight rubs to spine ends, the odd rub to boards, A Lovely Set see pictures on ABE, , Extra Postage Needed. VG condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Explorations in Australia : I. Explorations in search of Dr Leichhardt 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, London 1875 - Octavo, eight plates, four folding maps; apart from a cancelled library stamp a good copy in original green cloth, gilt vignette on upper board. An important account of Forrest's successful exploring career, during which he most famously became the first person to cross the continent west to east. Forrest began his first expedition as Government Surveyor in 1869, at the age of twenty-one, setting out from Perth in search of traces of Leichhardt. The expedition ascertained that rumours which referred to a party of white men being slain by local Aborigines twenty years before did not relate to Leichhardt's party but to Robert Austin's expedition. Forrest went on to the east of Lake Barlee to Mount Weld before returning to Perth. On Forrest's return another expedition in search of Leichhardt was mooted - this time to travel from the Murchison River to Carpentaria. However lack of funds prevented so extensive an expedition, and instead it was proposed that Forrest cross from Perth to Adelaide, around the Great Australian Bight, in search of farming land. By taking the coastal route, the crossing was achieved by Forrest in an extraordinary five months. This feat, which had taken Eyre over twelve months to complete, is a testament to Forrest's formidable abilities as an explorer and professional surveyor, and to that of his brother Alexander who was his second-in-command. The success of Forrest's first two expeditions spurred him on in 1874 to take on the last great challenge of Australian inland exploration: to ascertain the nature of the interior by crossing the continent from Perth to the Telegraph Line which ran between Darwin and Adelaide. Again Forrest triumphed and firmly established his reputation as one of the great Australian explorers of the western interior. Forrest later became premier of Western Australia and first Baron Forrest of Bunbury. This first edition of his collected expeditions is, 'a work of great importance which must be added to every collection of exploration literature' (Wantrup). It is illustrated by four very detailed folding maps, all drawn by Forrest. Six of the eight plates are by George French Angas, and 'constitute his last major artistic undertaking' (Wantrup). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reistochten naar de Geelvinkbaai op Nieuw-Guinea in de jaren 1869 en 1870

      Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague 1875 - Quarto, with frontispiece portrait, colour plates (13 tinted lithograph and four handcoloured), maps and charts (one folding); a very good copy in contemporary half morocco. A landmark work on New Guinea, particularly Geelvink Bay of West Irian. Rosenberg travelled widely through several parts of the East-Indies between 1840-1870; on his arrival in Indonesia he became assistant to Franz Junghuhn at Padang. He explored extensively in Sumatra, the Moluccas, and certain regions of Teluk Cendrawasih (Geelvink Bay) of West Irian. This is one of Rosenberg's best known publications, containing beautiful plates. He concentrates mainly on the natural environment of the regions that he describes, but also includes special sections on the people and their customs.

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        Chowbokiana or Notes about the Antipodes and the Antipodeans

      [Bombay] 1875 - Octavo, 100 pp., New York Public Library stamp on verso of title-page, remnants of frail green paper front wrapper, but missing back wrapper; very good, preserved in solander box of half green morocco, marbled paper boards. Rare: although often quite whimsical in tone, this work is in fact an empassioned plea to protect the Maori from the worst excesses of European settlement, and includes important comments on the wars: 'So much nonsense has been written of late about the land of the Maori by interested persons? that the writer ventures to offer these notes, in the hope that they may contains scraps of information useful to those who ought not to go there?' Thomas Cockburn-Hood (1820-1889), was one of Australia's early settlers, the first to take up the Peak Downs run, upon which the town of Rockhampton now stands. In his lengthy antipodean career he was appointed to both the New South Wales and Queensland Legislative Councils, and became a member of the Philosophy Society and a Fellow of the Geology Society of London. He spent some years in Canterbury, New Zealand where he took a deep interest in fossil remains. Cockburn-Hood died on 15 January 1889 in Edinburgh, Scotland (see Obituary in Journal of the Geological Society London, vol. 46, 1890). With notes derived from any number of visitors to New Zealand, among whom the negative remarks made by Charles Darwin on the Beagle come in for especially critical comment, this work is, as Bagnall notes, 'a lengthy tirade against New Zealand, the social customs and pretensions of its European inhabitants with strong criticism of the reporting of incidents in the Taranaki campaigns.' The work is divided into three sections, on 'The Pakeha' (non-Maori settlers), 'The Maori and Anecdotes of the War', and a brief section on 'New Zealand its Attractions and Drawbacks'. The "Chowbok" of the title was a minor character in Samuel Butler's Erewhon, a Maori chief with a taste for drink who nonetheless manages to outwit the narrator at every turn, becoming a bishop in London by the end of the book despite having never relinquished his original spiritual beliefs (see Roger Robinson, 'Samuel Butler, 1835-1902,' NZETC online). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die alte Ulme zu Göllheim am Denkmal für Adolf von Nassau, 1875

      1875. Aquarell über Bleistift auf Papier, unten bezeichnet und datiert: "Alte Ulme zu Göllheim am Denkmal Ad. von Nassau's. 28.7.75. eine kl. engl. Anlage umgiebt das Denkmal in O.", rückseitig bezeichnet: "Oskar von Alvensleben", 28,2 x 22,5 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Am 2. Juli 1298 fand bei Göllheim eine Schlacht zwischen den Truppen des habsburgischen Herzogs Albrecht von Österreich und des römisch-deutschen Königs Adolf von Nassau statt, bei der letzterer gefallen ist. Seine Witwe ließ später an dieser Stelle ein steinernes Kreuz errichten, um das in der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts eine neugotische Kapelle erbaut wurde. Hinter dem mächtigen Stamm einer Ulme ist auf der linken Seite der Komposition unseres Aquarells ein Teil der Kapelle zu sehen. Ansonsten schenkt der Künstler seine volle Aufmerksamkeit dem imposanten Baum, der vielleicht noch älter ist, als das Kreuz selbst: "Der Baum scheint mit dem Monumente gleichzeitig gesetzt zu sein, und eine unverbürgte Sage will ihm noch höheres Alter zusagen." [4Johann Geissel, Die Schlacht am Hasenbühl und das Königskreuz zu Göllheim. Eine historische Monographie, Speyer 1835, S. 113.] Der mächtige Stamm füllt den Bildraum beinahe vollständig. Er ist umgeben von einer niedrigen Brüstung, die ihn vor aufdringlichen Besuchern schützen soll. Die offen konzipierte Komposition lässt die Krone über den Bildrand hinaus aus der Sicht des Betrachters geraten. Links wurde eine Männerfigur an einem Tisch dargestellt, bei der es sich um ein Selbstporträt des Künstlers bei der Fertigung der Skizze handeln könnte. Wahrscheinlicher ist aber, dass das Einsetzen einer menschlichen Gestalt in der Nähe des Baumes der Verdeutlichung seiner gewaltigen Dimension dienen sollte. Alvenslebens Aquarell entstand vermutlich zur Vorbereitung eines Gemäldes. Dafür sprechen die auf dem Blatt notierten Bemerkungen Lebensbaumhecke und durchsichtig belaubt. Im Übrigen gewähren sie eine interessante Einsicht in den künstlerischen Entstehungsprozess. Ob das Gemälde jemals fertig gestellt wurde, ist nicht bekannt. So gewinnt die Zeichnung an Bedeutung als Überlieferung eines historischen Ortes - die Ulme von Göllheim existiert heute nicht mehr.

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        Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie ADB - Komplette Erstausgabe in 56 Bänden. Auf Veranlassung Seiner Majestät des Königs von Bayern Maximilian II. herausgegeben durch die Historische Commission dei der Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften.

      Leipzig : Verlag von Duncker und Humblot, 1875 - 1912.. 46 Bände, insgesamt ca. 35.880 S. 8° , Halbleinen. Die Vollständige Erstausgabe der ADB, bestehend aus 45 Bänden Hauptwerk, 10 Bänden mit Nachträgen sowie einem Generalregister (= 56 Bände Gesamtzahl). Erschienen in den Jahren 1875 bis 1912. Es handelt sich um ein ausgesondertes Bibliotheksexemplar. Jeder Band ist daher im Titel mehrfach gestempelt (keine Rückensignaturen). Einheitlich gestaltete Einbände des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts mit braunen Leinenrücken (ab Band 46 seegrün). Außen mit stärkeren Gebrauchs- und Lagerspuren. Einbände berieben und lichtgeblichen. Acht Bände am Buchrücken seitlich eingerissen. Buchrücken der Bände 10, 12, 27 und 37 halbseitig abgeplatzt. Buchrücken zu Band 16 vollständig abgeplatzt, liegt bei. Rücken von Band 28 mittig eingerissen. Papier teilweise nachgedunkelt, äußere Seiten vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Bindung bei jedem Band fest. Überwiegend befinden sich die Bücher noch im guten Zustand. Weitere Bilder des Angebotes sowie detailierte Informationen zum Versand schicken wir gern auf Anfrage. jqx mbx

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        Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (auf Veranlassung und mit Unterstützung Seiner Majestät des Königs von Bayern Maximilian II.) 55 Bände + Register KOMPLETT.

      Verlag von Duncker & Humblot; 1875 - 1912.. je Band ca. 800 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe. Rückensignatur, ordnungsgemäß vorne und hinten ausgestempelt, ansonsten gut erhaltene Bände aus aufgelöster Bibliothek einer großen deutschen Medienanstalt; Papier altersbedingt leicht angebräunt; einheitliche Bindung; Orig.Halbleder; KOMPLETTPREIS für 56 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Das Bild zeigt nur einen Teil der hier angebotenen Bände!!

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        Oceanic Group - American Group

      London J. Reynolds & Sons 174 Strand nd c.1875 - Hand coloured lithograph, 430 x 690mm, designed by E. Ravenstein is inscribed lower left mounted and framed in good original condition. A large nineteenth century lithograph showing full length portraits of people from Oceania and America. To the left of the lithograph are depicted examples of "typical" Oceanic inhabitants - Malay, Sandwich Islands, Marquesas Islander, New Zealander, North and South Australia. Whilst to the right are Papuan, Patagonian, Araucanian, Chippeway and Cherokee. An interest in ethnography took a central place in the lives of educated Europeans as science and world history were not yet too esoteric and specialised for the average person to understand. Maritime discovery was enthusiastically followed by both the French and English nations and the savants of both countries had a keen intellectual curiosity in the ethnography of the newly-discovered countries. Published in London, this image was designed by Ernst George Ravenstein (1834-1913) a German- English geographer and cartographer. Born in Main, Germany he became a British subject and worked in the Topographical Department of the British War Office from 1855-75. He was the first person to receive the Victoria gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society for geographical research. This lithograph is number three in a series, Varieties of the Human Species and from the large scale format it was possibly produced as an educational teaching aid.

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        The encyclopaedia Britannica. A dictionary of arts, sciences, and general literature. 24 dln + 1 dl index with list of contributors and key to their initials + The new volumes of the encyclopaedia Britannica constituting in combination with the existing volumes of the ninth edition the tenth edition of that work, and also supplying a new distinctive, and independent library of reference dealing with recent events and developments.11 dln. Samen 36 dln.

      Edinburgh Black 1875-1889, 1902-03. hlf ldr. Ills. *dl 1 achter- en voorplat los, rug geschaafd, dl 2 platten gedeeltelijk los, rug geschaafd, dl 3 platten gedeeltelijk los, rug geschaafd, dl 4 voorplat iets los, rug licht beschadigd, dl 5 platten los, rug licht beschadigd en geschaafd, dl 6 achterplat gedeelteijk los, rug geschaafd, dl 7 platten iets los, rug geschaafd, dl 8 platten iets los, rug licht beschadigd en geschaafd, dl 9 platten los, rug licht beschadigd en geschaafd, dl 10 platten iets los, rug licht beschadigd en geschaafd, dl 11 voorplat los, rug licht beschadigd en geschaafd, dl 12 platten iets los, bovenzijde en onderzijde rug missen stukjes leer, dl 13 platten iets los, rug licht geschaafd, dl 14 platten iets los, rug licht geschaafd, dl 15 achterplat los, voorplat iets los, rug licht beschadigd en iets geschaafd, dl 16 zwakke knepen, rug geschaafd, dl 17 zwakke knepen, rug iets geschaafd, dl 18 platten iets los, bovenzijde rug licht beschadigd, dl 19 voorplat los, rug geschaafd, dl 20 platten los, rug licht beschadigd en geschaafd, dl 21 platten los, rug deels beschadigd en geschaafd, dl 22 achterplat los, kneep voorplat zwak, rug licht beschadigd, dl 23 platten los, dl 24 voorplat los, rug licht beschadigd, dl 25 platten los, rug licht beschadigd, dl 25 (nieuwe serie) bovenzijde rug iets verkleurd, papier voorin iets watervlekkig, delen 26 tot en met 35 in goede staat*Boekblok bovenzijde delen negende editie verguld. Dl 34 is het atlasgedeelte

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        JR

      New York: Knopf, 1875. New York: Knopf, 1875. First edition. First edition. A fine book in fine dust jacket. Some nicks to the head and foot of the jacket spine. A lovely copy of a big and bulky book that is prone to wear. Bright red topstain. A tight, handsome copy. Winner of the National Book Award. Signed by Gaddis on a tipped in sheet. Signed by the author.

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        Le Reine Indigo. [Subtitle]: Opéra-bouffe en 3 actes et 4 tableaux. paroles de M.M.A. Jaime et V. Wilder. Musique de Johann Strauss de Vienne. Grand succès de Théâtre de la Renaissance

      Paris: Au Ménestrel... Heugel et Cie.. [1875]. Original large lithographic poster in colours, drawn and printed by Jules Chéret. 73 x 53.5 cms. (29.25" x 21.75"). Unmounted. On paper. 4" tear to left edge repaired. . First performed in Vienna on February 10, 1871, La Reine Indigo was the first of Strauss&#39;s operettas and the first to be performed in Paris. The present poster, depicting various characters and scenes from the opera, was designed contemporaneously with the first French performance of the work at the Théâtre de la Renaissance on April 27, 1875. Broido: French Opera Posters 45.

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        Bernhardiner am Alpenpass.

      1875.. Öl auf Holz, Links unten monogrammiert "A.L." und datiert. 22,3 x 16,5 cm.. Vier Bernhardiner als Lebensretter mit Fässchen um den Hals befinden sich auf einem felsigem Weg durch die Alpen. Auf dem Alpenpass am Großen St. Bernhard wurden die Bernhardiner seit dem Mittelalter von Mönchen gezüchtet, anfänglich als Lastenträger, dann auch als Lawinensuchhunde. Der bekannteste und sagenumwobendste von ihnen, Barry, soll über 40 Menschen das Leben gerettet haben. - Von guter Erhaltung. - Gerahmt.

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        Reistochten naar de Geelvinkbaai op Nieuw-Guinea in de jaren 1869 en 1870.

      's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1875.4to. Original printed boards (spine dam.). With frontispiece portrait of the author, 3 lithographed maps and charts (1 folding), 4 hand-coloured and 13 tinted lithographed plates by P.W.M. Trap. XXIV,153 pp.* Original edition published under the auspices of the Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde. - On Von Rosenberg's (1817-1888) arrival in Indonesia he was appointed assistant to Franz Junghuhn at Padang. He travelled widely through several parts of the East-Indies between 1840-1870, exploring areas in Sumatra, the Moluccas, and certain regions of Teluk Cendrawasih (Geelvink Bay) of West Irian. He concentrates mainly on the natural environment of each region he visited, but also includes special sections on the people and their customs. This book on New Guinea is one of his best known publications, containing beautiful plates. - A good copy.Tiele 939; Cat. NHSM I, p.181; Bastin-Brommer N 616; Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 419; Cat. KITLV p.34.

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        The Large Game and Natural History of South and South-East Africa.

      . Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas 1875. Richly illustr. in black/white and colour. XXI + 428 p. Uncut in publisher's pictorial cloth. Name on flyleaf..

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        The Communistic Societies of the United States: from personal visit and observation: including detailed accounts of the Economists, Zoarites, Shakers, The Amana, Oneida, Bethel, Aurora, Icarian, and other existing societies, their religious creeds, social practices, numbers, industries, and present condition

      New York: Harper & Sons, Publishers, 1875. New York: Harper & Sons, Publishers, 1875. First edition. 8vo. Frontispiece and 16 plates with 38 illustrations in the text. viii, [1], 9-439, [8, ads] pp. Original cloth, small hole in spine, else fine. Stammhammer I, 159

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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

      London: John Murray, 1875. London: John Murray. PUBLISHING DETAILS: Sixth edition, fifteenth thousand of Darwin&#39;s great work, published by John Murray of London in 1875. 458 pages, with fold-out diagram facing p.91. Size; 19 x 13 cms (7.5" x 5"). Weight; 650g (23 ounces). CONDITION: I would rate this as very good. The original embossed green cloth covers, with gilt titling, are clean and sound overall, with slight wear to the extremities and just a little wrinkling at the front (see photo). Save for a little cracking at the endpapers (see photo), the binding remains tight and secure throughout (it may have been rebacked). The text is clean and bright, with light foxing to a few pages only. There is a tiny binder&#39;s label to the back endpaper and a stylishly penned owner&#39;s name to the title page. All in all, this is an attractive copy of a highly collectible early edition. THE BOOK: &#39;can we doubt ... that individuals having any advantage, however slight, over others, would have the best chance of surviving and of procreating their kind?&#39; In the Origin of Species, Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. His insistence on the immense length of the past and on the abundance of life-forms, present and extinct, dislodged man from his central position in creation and called into question the role of the Creator. He showed that new species are achieved by natural selection, and that absence of plan is an inherent part of the evolutionary process. Darwin&#39;s prodigious reading, experimentation, and observations on his travels fed into his great work, which draws on material from the Galapagos Islands to rural Staffordshire, from English back gardens to colonial encounters. . Very Good. Original Cloth. 5th or later Edition. 1875. 19 x 13 Cms (7.5" x 5").

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        De oorlog met Atchin, beschreven en afgebeeld voor het Nederlandsche volk.

      Doesborgh, J.C. van Schenk Brill, 1875.Original half cloth (rebacked with the original spine laid down), spine lettered in gilt. With 7 tinted lithographed plates by L. van Leer. 226 pp.* Rare popular book on the Aceh war (Sumatra) by the Dutch teacher Pieter Vergers (1821-1905).Bastin-Brommer N648; Cat. KITLV p.706.

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        Histoire De Manon Lescaut et Du Chevalier Des Grieux

      Paris: Glady Freres, 1875. Paris: Glady Freres, 1875. 1/50 copies on Whatman Imperial of a total run of 333 copies (out of series and not numbered) Copies on Japon or Whatman each contain double plates (not to be confused as in "two states") by L. Flameng, where as the others only contain single plates. This copy is absolutely pristine internally and externally. 372(1)pp.,with a foreword by Alexandre Dumas, Fils (son of Alexandre Dumas, pere) bound by R. Petit (signed binding) in full blue straight grained morocco triple ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartment lettered and ruled in gilt marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A superb copy.. Limited Edition. Octavo.

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        Monumental inscriptions of the British West Indies from the earliest date, with genealogical and historical annotations, from origina[l], local, and other sources, illustrative of the histories and genealogies of the seventeenth century, the calendars of state papers, peerages and baronetages; with engravings of the arms of the principal famlies.

      Chatto & Windus, London, 1875 - xii + 442 large pp. Thick royal quarto (9 x 12in) 1st ed., fine apart from a little tone spotting, in very fine old quarter calf binding with cloth boards and decorated spine. An important genealogical work. Mostly on Jamaica but with short chapters on most of the islands. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Reine Indigo. [Subtitle]: Opera-bouffe en 3 actes et 4 tableaux. paroles de M.M.A. Jaime et V. Wilder. Musique de Johann Strauss de Vienne. Grand succes de Theatre de la Renaissance.

      Paris Au Menestrel... Heugel et Cie. [1875]. Original large lithographic poster in colours, drawn and printed by Jules Cheret. 73 x 53.5 cms. (29.25" x 21.75"). Unmounted. On paper. 4" tear to left edge repaired.. First performed in Vienna on February 10, 1871, La Reine Indigo was the first of Strauss's operettas and the first to be performed in Paris. The present poster, depicting various characters and scenes from the opera, was designed contemporaneously with the first French performance of the work at the Theatre de la Renaissance on April 27, 1875. Broido: French Opera Posters 45.

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        Tales from Blackwood: New Series (11 Vloumes)

      William Blackwood and Sons, London 1875 - A fine set of eleven volumes in decorative half-leather, size six and half inches by four and a half. Mottled boards and edges, about 200 pages per volume,nicely tooled decorative spines with raised bands and bright gilt lettering on contrasting black title labels. Each vol complete in its self: authors include Walford, Annie Walker, Considerine etc. Engraved bookplates in each volume of Thomas Forrester. Contents published during 1870s in Blackwoods magasine, social, military, army, railway stories and memoires. A fine set: see photograph. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handatlas über alle Theile der Erde und über das Weltgebäude. Herausgegeben von Adolf Stieler.

      Gotha, Perthes, (1875).. 11 S. Vorbericht (folio), Doppelblatt Inhalt. Mit 98 (der gestochene Titel mitgezählt) meist gestochenen und grenzkolorierten doppelblattgroßen Karten. Qu.-Gr.-Fol. (39,5 x 47 cm). Geprägte Original-Leinwand mit Deckeltitel.. Komplettes, plano gebundenes Exemplar mit einem Supplement. - Nach Espenhorst die erste Ausgabe der 6. Auflage des Unternehmens, mittlerweile waren neben den gestochenen auch farbig lithographierte Karten enthalten. - Komplett mit allen Karten, die Karten datiert 1871 bis 1875. In dieser Ausgabe erstmals mit der USA-Karte in sechs Blättern (Espenhorst: "A U. S. Army official declared that it was the most reliable map of the United States at that time") und mit den drei versuchsweise lithographierten Karten 62, 63 und 64, die in dieser Form nur in der Ausgabe 1875 enthalten sind. (Espenhorst: "The version from 1875 was the occasion for an experiment [...]: attempts were made to use lithography to print map sheets having difficult terrain features"). Am Ende beigebunden die detaillierte "Karte der Alpenländer aus C. Mayr's Atlas der Alpenländer" in acht Blättern, bearbeitet von Hermann Berghaus und datiert 1871 und 1872 (Espenhorst, Petermann's Planet 309). - Leicht fingerfleckig, Titel etwas stockfleckig, Bindung gelockert, wenige Karten aus der Bindung gelöst, ganz vereinzelte kleinere Randläsuren und -einrisse. Der geprägte Originaleinband ("rarely seen today") berieben und bestoßen, Hinterdeckel mit Feuchtigkeitsspuren, Rücken fehlt. *Espenhorst, Handatlanten, 2.1.1, H 6.1 (S. 79). Espenhorst, Petermann's Planet, 253 ff.

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        "From the Book of Hours." Autograph musical manuscript signed, ca. 1994. Full score of an early chamber version of the first movement of the song cycle

      . Folio. Unbound. 9 pp. Scored for soprano, flute, percussion and piano. Notated in ink on 14-stave Passantino music manuscript paper. With text by the poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926). Several corrections in white-out. An attractively notated score.. This work was commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and first performed in the orchestral version in 2002. The present version "was prepared for a reading session at the Marlboro Music Festival in 1994." Accompanying letter from the composer "When honoring him with its Goddard Lieberson Fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters noted that 'A rare economy of means and a strain of religious mysticism distinguish the music of James Primosch... Through articulate, transparent textures, he creates a wide range of musical emotion.' Andrew Porter stated in The New Yorker that Primosch 'scores with a sure, light hand' and critics for the New York Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Dallas Morning News have characterized his music as 'impressive,' 'striking,' 'grandly romantic,' 'stunning' and 'very approachable.' " www.presser.com

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        Hong Kong, Happy Valley Cemetery

      Hong Kong 1875 - Albumen print, mounted. 8 ½ x 12 inches. Manuscript caption on mount: &#147;The Happy Valley Hong Kong.&#148; This is one of the earliest photographic views of Hong Kong, Happy Valley Cemetery founded in 1845. The Happy Valley Cemetery sits directly across from the Happy Valley Racecourse, which it predates. &#147;The name Happy Valley was given to the area before the Cemetery was opened. Perhaps it was so called because it was considered the most fertile and the prettiest place on the north coast&#148; (Lim, Forgotten Souls 5). Happy Valley was first intended to be the business center of Hong Kong but climate conditions prevented this. The Hong Kong, Happy Valley Cemetery was built as a series of terraces up the hillside. This is an early view of the oldest graves in the burial ground. The remains of the wealthy, powerful, and controversial figures of old Hong Kong are found in the cemetery including Sir Kai Ho Kai and Yang Quyun, advisers of Sun Yatsen.

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        THE EARLY AMERICAN SPIRIT, AND THE GENESIS OF IT

      New York: Anson D. F. Randolph, 1875. New York: Anson D. F. Randolph, 1875. First edition. Minor wear and soil, but about fine. First edition. [iv], 74p. Extra-Illustrated with 43 plates, mostly engraved portraits and a few scenes, plus tipped in single page sentiment in ink signed by Storrs in Brooklyn, 1864. Bound by Riviere in half calf with cloth sides, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and fancy gilt floral panel ornaments.

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        Preliminary Investigation and Trial of Ambroise D. Lepine for the Murder of Thomas Scott

      Winnipeg, Manitoba: Messrs. Elliott and Brokovski of the Canadian Press, 1875. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Messrs. Elliott and Brokovski of the Canadian Press, 1875. First Edition. While the front wrapper and title page are dated 1874, the copyright page and preface are dated 1875. Printed wrappers; some chips, tears, and soiling; very good. Hardly surprising at the time, the book was printed in Montreal.

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        Uniformen der Deutschen Armee.

      Neu-Ruppin, Kühn, ca. 1875.. Zur Benutzung in der Instructions-Stunde. Mit 250 farbigen lithographischen Uniformabbildungen auf 11 doppelblattgrossen Tafeln, Halbleinenband der Zeit, 34,5 x 21,5 cm,. Einband berieben und bestossen.

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        Landschaft im Hopfgarten bei Weimar

      1875. Öl auf Papier, auf Holz montiert, unten links signiert und datiert: "W. Zimmer 1875", verso auf der Holzplatte bezeichnet: "Wilh Zimmer No 35 Hopfgarten bei Weimar", 25,7 x 19,2 cm. Guter Zustand inkl. Rahmen. Wilhelm Zimmer war Mitglied der Weimarer Malerschule, die ab der zweiten Hälfte der 1870er Jahre vor allem auf dem Gebiet der Landschaftsmalerei bekannt geworden war. Neben München hatten die Weimarer intensiv und zugleich eigenständig die Einflüsse aus Frankreich, besonders Barbizon, aufgenommen. Eine Schlüsselrolle bei dieser Entwicklung kam dem 1871 nach Weimar berufenen Düsseldorfer Maler Theodor Hagen (1842-1919) zu, der seine Schüler zur Erprobung des neuen Stils ermutigte. Wilhelm Zimmer war Schüler bei Hagen und dem französischen Vorbild folgend praktizierte auch er eine hellere und leichtere Malerei, die sich vornehmlich an lokalen Motiven entfaltete. Dem entsprechend zeigt unser Ölbild von Zimmer den Hopfgarten bei Weimar. In den Park und gleichermaßen in das Bild führt ein wenig befestigter Weg, der gesäumt ist von Wiesen und Bäumen. Geprägt ist das dezente und dennoch subtile Bild von einer zurückhaltenden, grau-grünen Palette, in deren Farbtönen das fast symmetrische Kompositionsschema aus vier Dreiecken, deren Spitzen in der Bildmitte zusammenstoßen, eingefärbt ist. Der getragenen Farbigkeit tritt ein dynamischer, sich im Bild entwickelnder Pinselstrich an die Seite. Die Faktur steigert sich von gedeckter, erdenschwerer Materialhaftigkeit im unteren Bilddrittel über die Biegung des Wegs hin zu dem rechts im Bild stehenden Baum, der sich luftig gegen den grauen Himmel hin verästelt. Die Pinselführung ist hier duftig und filigran, mit tänzelnden Tupfern gibt Zimmer die von sanftem Wind bewegte Baumkrone wieder. Gerade der Gegensatz zwischen von Farbe gesättigtem Pinsel-strich und befreiter Pinselführung sind Teil der Qualität des Bildes, erscheinen doch die luftigeren Passagen im Bild dadurch noch frischer und freier. Auch wenn es eher ein rasch entstandenes Werk im OEuvre Zimmers ist, kann es als exemplarisch für die Weimarer Schule gelten, wurde doch schon 1873 von Bruno Meyer die "feine graue Tönung" als deren typisches Merkmal betont, sowie an anderer Stelle die ein-fachen, spröden Landschaftsmotive. Wie im Falle von Zimmers Bild sichtbar, dürfen diese stilistischen Merkmale jedoch in ihrer Wirkung nicht unterschätzt werden, da gerade die bescheidenen Motive im Zusammenspiel mit der kühlen Farbigkeit den Zeitgenossen für eine besondere Form von stimmungshafter Naturwahrnehmung standen. So ist anlässlich der Internationalen Kunstausstellung 1879 in München, die auch Zimmer beschickt hatte, über die Weimarer Landschaften zu lesen: "Jene feinfühlige Intimität mit der Natur, durch welche wir ihre leisen Pulsschläge empfinden und unser eigenes Fühlen von ihr verstanden, geteilt wähnen dürfen, hat in den verhältnismäßig zahlreichen Werken, mit denen die Weimaraner unsere Ausstellung beschickt haben, vielfach ihren vollendeten Ausdruck gefunden." Auch Zimmers Werk mag mit dem filigran belebten Baum und der gedämpften Licht- und Farbsituation dem zeitgenössischen Betrachter ein intimer, da durch Zurückhaltung geprägter Blick auf die Natur und deren ganz und gar verhaltenes, weil selbstverständliches Pulsieren gewesen sein.

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        5 Sammelmappen mit Zeitungsausschnitten von Artikeln Bürgels, Artikeln über Bürgel sowie einigen Autographen, ca. 1930-1970.

      . Quer-Folio (37 x 22 cm). Zusammen ca. 900 Artikel Bürgels, sorgfältig montiert u. in hs. Inhaltsverzeichnissen (ohne Ort u. Herkunft) pro Band verzeichnet.. Eindrucksvolle Sammlung von Zeitungsausschnitten, Bildern usw. von und über Bruno H. Bürgel (1875-1948), den Astronomen und populären Wissenschaftspublizisten. Neben hunderten von leider undatierten u. nicht lokalisierten Artikeln Bürgels aus verschiedenen Zeitungen enthalten die Mappen auch zahlr. Portrait-Photos, Presseartikel über Bürgel, dessen Ehrungen, Geburtstage, Tod, Gedenken, usw. Daneben einige Ausschnitte m. Buchempfehlungen, Anzeigen, Literaturhinweisen, Eröffnungen von Sternwarten, in denen Bürgels Name auftaucht, Schreiben vom Bürgel-Kreis, private Orig.-Photographien von Bürgels Haus, Grab, einer Bürgel-Schule u. Bürgel-Straße in Potsdam-Babelsberg u.v.a.m. - Mit folgenden, sämtlich eingeklebten Autographen Bürgels: Karte. m. eigenh. Grußzeile u. Unterschrift, 29.4.43; Kte. m. e. U. 7.X.44; Kte. m. e.U. o.D.; 2 e. Sinnsprüche m. U., 1935 und Sommer 1939; Ausschnitt m. e.U.; Brief m. e. U., Babelsberg, 26.2.47; sowie einem hs. Eintrag m. Unterschrift, 1935, im ersten Album "Bravo! Bravissimo!!", mit der er laut hs. Erläuterung den Sammelfleiß seines Verehrers, eines Berliner Buchhändlers anerkennt.

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        MEMOIRS OF GENERAL W.T. SHERMAN : Written By Himself ( Both Volumns 1&2 )

      New York: D. Appleton and Company , 1875. New York: D. Appleton and Company , 1875 1st.Edition, 1st. Printing 1875 , Purple cloth hardcover with gilded lettering on the front boards and spine, volume one 405 page book - volume two 409 page book, with fold out map in back inside board pocket. Volume 1, Early Recollections of California 1846-1848 to Meridian Campaign 1864 . Volumn 2, Atlanta Campaign to Conclusion - Military Lassons of the War. The Military Map Showing the Marches of the United States Forces Under Sherman&#39;s Command . This being the best work on Sherman in a first hand account. A very scarce two volume set of books on one of the most toughest and military genius of that century. Condition : Very Good plus, with rubs & very light chipping at the head and foot of the spine and light corner ware ( see our image ) .. 1st. Edition - 1st. Printing. Hard Cover Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Unknowen. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Narcissus: Its History and Culture.

      . With Coloured plates and Description of all Known Species and Principal Varieties. To which is added, by kind permission, a scientific review of the entire genus, by J.G. Baker. London 1875. With 48 handcoloured lithographs. 91 + [4] pp. Publisher's cloth. Inner hinge weak..

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        Chambers&#39;Journalof Popular Literature, Science and Art

      London and Edinburgh - W. and R. Chambers, 1875. London and Edinburgh - W. and R. Chambers, 1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A set of the issues of Chamber&#39;s Journal published in 1875. Fourth series. Chambers&#39;s Edinburgh Journal was a weekly 16-page magazine started by William Chambers in 1832. The first edition was dated 4 February 1832, and priced at one penny. Topics included history, religion, language, and science. William was soon joined as joint editor by his brother Robert, who wrote many of the articles for the early issues, and within a few years the journal had a circulation of 84,000. In 1854 the title was changed to Chambers&#39;s Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Arts, and changed again to Chambers&#39;s Journal at the end of 1897. Containing the first publication of Walter&#39;s Word by James Payn. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half-crushed-morocco bindings. Externally quite smart, though a little rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the odd spot and some foxing to the endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Life and Labors of David Livingstone, Covering His Entire Career in Southern and Central Africa

      Philadelphia - Hubbard Bros, 1875. Philadelphia - Hubbard Bros, 1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Anillustrated Victorian biography of the famous African explorer. &#39;A thrilling narrative of the adventures, discoveries, experiences and achievements of the greatest explorer of modern times in a wild and wonderful country&#39;. Featuring a coloured foldout map to the rear. Witha portrait frontispiece. Contains numerous illustrated plates. With a publisher&#39;s catalogue to the rear. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightlystrained in places. Age toning but generally clean. Title page and frontispiece working loose. Large closed tear to margin of map. Overall: GOOD..

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        General-Karte von MITTEL-EUROPA in 12 Blättern. Maße 1:1,200,000.

      Wien, k.k. militär-geografischen Institute (1875).. 1 Skelett-Karte, 12 lith.Teilkarten, kol., in Segmente zerschnitten und auf Leinen aufgezog., zus. in modernen Leinenschuber unter Verwendung des Orig. Leder-Einbandrückens, dieser beschabt, eine Karte auf Leinenbezug schwarzfleck., Karte XI doppelt vorhand..

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        Bronze " Siegreicher Boxer ".

      . Schöne Bronzeplastik des bekannten Künstlers ( *1875 Düsseldorf - 1915 ) der u.a. mit Aufträgen für Kaiser Wilhelms II. für den Schloßplatz in Berlin sowie mit Arbeiten für Potsdam beschäftigt war ( Literatur: Thieme Becker, Band 3, Seite 53 ) über einen siegreichen Faustkämpfer. Unten auf der Plinthe mit " Baucke " signiert sowie mit Gießerstempel. Höhe der Plastik 31 cm. Auf Granitsockel montiert ( Gesamthöhe 41 cm ). Von guter Erhaltung und mit schöner Patina. ( Gewicht 2800 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

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        Théorie des fonctions elliptiques. Deuxième édition.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars 1875 - In-4 [275 x 210 mm]. Collation : (4), IV, 700 pp. Demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs, couvertures imprimées conservées. (Reliure moderne.) Seconde édition, définitive. "The standard work on the subject, extending and connecting the investigations by Cauchy and Liouville." Sotheran 6509. DSB 2, 350 et 470. ENVOI D'UN DES AUTEURS sur la couverture : " A Monsieur [le nom du destinataire a été gratté] hommange respectueux. Bouquet." Bel exemplaire. // You can browse all my books on latude.net

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        Three Christmas Eves

      London - Religious Tract Society, 1875. London - Religious Tract Society, 1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A Christmas tale for children with lovely illustrations in a fine modern binding. Publication information from COPAC. Condition: In a half morocco and marbled paper binding. Externally, fine. Internally, firmly bound, with light browning and spotting and handling marksprominent to the first and last pages. Overall: VERY GOOD with a FINE exterior..

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        Holy Bible

      FONT>11 by 9, 1128pp, 1875. FONT>11 by 9, 1128pp, 1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely bible in a presentation binding. With four colour maps to the front. Presented by Mrs Kinnersly of Clough Hall, 1875. &#39;To the most high and mighty prince James, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, the translators of theBible with grace, mercy and peace, through Jesus Christ our lord&#39;. Books of the old and new testament. Condition: In a diced calf presentation binding. Externallysmart although a trifle rubbed. The front hinge is considerably weak. Internally, firmly bound although missing the first few pages including the title. Bright and clean throughout with just the odd spot. There is a closed tear to the first page. Dusting to the front pastedown. Overall: GOOD..

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        Signatures Autographes Diverses. Collection d'autogrammes de personnalites importantes autour de 1875, decoupes et colles dans un album.

      . in-4to, 13 ff. + 23 ff. vierges, reliure en toile verte avec ornements dores (bain d'oiseau) sur le plat avant, etiquette du fabricant de Londres sur le contre-plat (W. Isacke, 211, Edgware Road), dos fendu, a l'interieur un peu tache (entre autre par la colle), 2 feuilles ont ete partiellement decoupees.. L'auteur anonyme de cette collection devait etre un voyageur. L'album a ete achete a Londres, la page de titre manuscrite ("Signatures Autographes Diverses") est en francais et les notes au crayon accompagnant les autogrammes sont en allemand, francais, anglais et italien. Les signatures sont egalement de differents pays. La premiere page est p. ex. remplie de signatures de ministres allemand de Hannover (Usedom, Platen-Hallermund, Brandis, Golther etc.), suivie par des noms italiens (Admiral Longoni), francais et irlandais (John Parry, Robert Downs Connor) etc., quelques uns portent une date ou une notice precisant le nom ou le titre de la personne, p. ex. Carlo Pedrotti 'compositore'. En tout 71 autogrammes de personnalites de la politique, de la musique ou du journalisme. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        c1875 Practical GARDENER Horticulture James ANDERSON

      London - William Mackenzie, 1875. London - William Mackenzie, 1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive guide to gardening with lovely colour illustrations. With thirty-nine plates, collated complete. Condition: In a half calf binding. Externally good colour and condition with just some rubbing. The hinges are slightly strained. Internally, generallyfirmly bound, generally clean and bright. With occasional scattered foxing and some marks. There are occasionalmarks from heat. A few pages near the rear of the volume have small closed tears. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Les Heroides. Le remede d&#39;amour. Les Pontiques-petits poemes

      Paris - Librairie Garnier Freres, 1875. Paris - Librairie Garnier Freres, 1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A captivating collection of french poetry in elegiac couplets. Written in the form of letters by famous mythological characters, andaddressed to theirpartners. With predominate focus on the characters emotions at being separated from their partners, pleas for their return, and allusions to their future actions within their own mythology. Characters from which the letters are written include the heroines Phaedra, Dido, and Hypermestra, all addressed to their absent male lovers. The Heroides markedly revealed the influence of rhetorical declamation and may derive from Ovid&#39;s interest in rhetorical suasoriae, persuasive speeches, and ethopoeia, the practice of speaking in another character. They also play with generic conventions; most of the letters seem to refer to works in which these characters were significant. The letters have been admired for their deep psychological portrayals of mythical characters, their rhetoric, and their unique attitude to the classical tradition of mythology. Condition: In original half crushed morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, smart with minor rubbing to boards and extremities. Internally, Firmly bound with bright and clean pages. Publishers catalogue to the rear with pricing stamp. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Switzerland and the Swiss

      Zurich, London, Paris, New York - Orell Fussli, Thomas Cook & Son, Sandoz & Fischbacher, Appleton & Co, 1875. Zurich, London, Paris, New York - Orell Fussli, Thomas Cook & Son, Sandoz & Fischbacher, Appleton & Co, 1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A glimpse of Switzerland through the eyes of the American Consul, Major Samuel Byers. Bound in the original cloth boards, with gilt lettering. Major Samuel Hawkins Marshall Byers, 1838 - 1933, was an American soldier and author. He read law and was admitted to the bar in 1861, but enlisted in the Fifth Iowa Infantry as First Corporal. Byers was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant in 1862. During the American Civil War, Byers was captured and held in several Confederate Prison Camps before eventually escaping. After serving with several other Iowa regiments, Byers was invited to join the staff of General Sherman. After the war, Byers served as the United States Consul to Zurich, Switzerland. He took to writing, and published many popular articles, and several novels. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. The hinges are starting, and the inner hinges are strained. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are generally clean withslight browning. With a copperplateink inscription on the front free-endpaper. Overall the condition isgood, with a very good interior..

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        The Quiver:

      - London - Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 1875. - London - Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound pair of volumes of The Quiver, an illustrated Victorian periodical containing short stories. Containing volumes X and XI. Toned Paper Series. Illustrated throughout with many engraved plates and vignettes. Including The Man of Sorrows, Getting on in Life, In the Pine Forest and many others. Condition: In half-morocco bindings. Externally, generally smart, though with some marks and rubbing. Dampstaining to the rear board of volume X. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge of volume X strained, with endpapers working loose. Pages are bright, and generally clean, though with a few instances of foxing (heavier to first and last, as usual). Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Portraits et Souvenirs Litteraires

      Paris - Michel Levy Freres, 1875. Paris - Michel Levy Freres, 1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An importantcollection of studies of the writing of influential French writers from French author Pierre Jules Theophile Gautier. Some of the writers include Gerard de Nerval, Henri Heine and Charles Baudelaire. In French. With bookseller&#39;s label of J. Geoffrey Aspin to front pastedownCondition: In a quarter-morocco binding. Externally sound, though slightly rubbed. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean, but with the odd patch of light foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Le Japon

      Paris - Michel Levy Freres, 1875. Paris - Michel Levy Freres, 1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An account of the author and diplomat Laurence Oliphant&#39;s time spent in Japan in the nineteenth century. Translated into French by Francois Guizot. Illustrated throughout with engravings by many different artists. New edition. Oliphant was Lord Elgin&#39;s private secretary on his expedition to China and Japan. Oliphant arrived at Edo at the end of June 1861. On the evening of 5 July, a nighttime attack was made on the legation by xenophobic ronin. His pistols having been in their locked travelling box, Oliphant rushed out with a hunting-whip, and was attacked by a Japanese with a heavy two-handed sword. A beam, invisible in the darkness, interfered with the blows, but Oliphant was severely wounded, and sent on board ship to recover. He had to return to England after a visit to Korea, where he discovered a Russian force occupying a secluded bay, and obtained their withdrawal. Ex-libris bookplate of Cliff Parfit to front pastedown. Condition: In a half-calf binding. Externally smart, with just the odd mark. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are mainly bright and clean, with just theodd patchof foxing. Institutional ink stamp to verso oftitle page. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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