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      Forfatterens Forlag 1875-1877 and [1879], Copenhagen - Octavo (5" x 7-1/2") text volume and small folio (9-1/2" x 15-1/2") plate volume bound in contemporary leather-backed boards. Illustrated with 106 hand-colored lithographed plates of birds, with several birds to a plate. The plate volume dates to 1879. Included is an 1852 First Edition (ANKER 256) of the text volume of Kjaerbolling's DANMARKS FUGLE, the original of this work. ANKER 250 and 251. Rather heavy foxing to the text volume, less so to the atlas plate volume which has light foxing to most plates, heavy to a handful, and where the text block is broken in a couple of places. Overall Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Die alte Geographie Arabiens als Grundlage der Entwicklungsgeschichte des Semitismus.

      Bern , (Heinrich Körper for) Huber & Comp., 1875.. 8vo. (2), 343, (1) pp. Folding lithograph map. Contemp. half calf.. First edition. - This book "set new standards for research on pre-Islamic Arabia" (DNB) and is considered amongst his most important works. - Born in the Tirol, Sprenger moved to Engalnd in 1836 and took up British citizenship two years later. He spent thirteen years in India and the Middle East, during which time he produced Catalogue of the Arabic, Persian and Hindustany manuscripts of the libraries of the King of Oudh> > (1854) which is a unique document of early Hindustani poetry. He returned to Europe settling in Heidelberg and later Bern. - Removed from the Bath Public Reference Library, to which the volume was presented as a gift by the widow of the Arabist and Orientalist Col. Samuel Barrett Miles (183-1914), longtime diplomat in the Gulf region and author of "The Countries and Tribes of the Persian Gulf". - Spine sunned, slightly shelf-worn, original wrappers bound in at rear, library stamp to front pastedown, a little foxed.

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

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        Report Upon the Reconnaissance of Northwestern Wyoming Including Yellowstone National Park Made in the Summer of 1873

      Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 1875 - Octavo, brown cloth, gilt. 331pp. with index. Illustrated. Fifty-five black and white text illustrations, some folded. Fifty folding lithographic maps and one colored map. Very good with moderate wear. One of the rarest of the early Yellowstone exploration reports. This copy is complete with all maps and illustrations. Map #1. Some separation at lower folds and at left without loss.Map #2. Fine.Map #3. Some separation at folds without loss.Map #4. Fine.Map #5. Fine.Map #6. Some separation at folds without loss.Map #7. Fine.Map #8. Separation at folds and minor loss in the gutter of the fold.Map #9. Some separation at folds without loss.Map #10. Fine.Map #11. Fine.Map #12. Fine.Map #13. Minor separation at folds without loss.Map #14. Fine.Map #15. Some separation at folds without loss.Map #16. Some separation at folds without loss.Map #17. Some separation at folds without loss.Map #18. Some separation at folds without loss.Map #19. Fine.Map #20. Minor separation at folds without loss.Map #21. Fine.Map #22. Fine.Map #23. Fine.Map #24. Some separation at folds without loss.Map #25. Fine.Map #26. Fine.Map #27. Fine.Map #28. Fine.Map #29. Minor separation at folds without loss.Map #30. Fine.Map #31. Minor separation at folds without loss.Map #32. Fine.Map #33. Fine.Map #34. Fine.Map #35. Fine.Map #36. Fine.Map #37. Fine.Map #38. Fine.Map #39. Fine.Map #40. Fine.Map #41. Minor separation at folds without loss.Map #42. Minor separation at folds without loss.Map #43. Fine.Map #44. Minor separation at folds without loss.Map #45. Separation at folds and minor loss in the gutter of the fold at right.Map #46. Minor separation at folds without loss.Map #47. Separation at folds without loss.Map #48. Fine.Map #49. Minor separation at folds without loss.Fifty-five text figures of which four are folding and two charts; All text figures are fineFigure #4 Folding; Fine.Folding Barometric Chart; Fine.Large Stratigraphic Table. Separation at folds without loss.Figure #16 Folding; Fine.Figure #19 Folding; Fine.Figure #27 Folding; Fine.Black and white Map of the Region Explored; Large folding map at rear. Separation at the folds with some loss at axis of top fold, otherwise very good.Geological Map; Large colored folding map at rear. Very bright. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Austin's Antiquarian Books]
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        The Wyoming Valley, Upper Waters of the Susquehanna, and the Lackawanna Coal-Region, Including Views of the Natural Scenery of Northern Pennsylvania, from the Indian Occupancy to the Year 1875. Photographically Illustrated

      Scranton, PA: J. A. Clark, Publisher. 1875. First Edition. Hardcover. 236pp. Later blue cloth lettered in gold on the spine panel, original wrappers preserved. With twenty-three large, cabinet-size photographs by William H. Schurch. Originally published in parts, the work was supposed to include fifteen issues but only ten were published. According to the publisher's advertisement on the wrappers, each part contained two large photographic views (which retailed for $1 when sold separately.) Laid in are several sheets of paper, probably contemporary, with a hand-written index to the text, including a complete list of the photographs, which might indicate this copy was bound with twenty-three rather than twenty-five or twenty-six photographs as in some other copies. Among the chapters included are Colonel Zebulon Butler in Command, The Pennamite War, The Ship-Building Era, Coal -- Its Origin and Formation, Colliery -- Incidents in and around Coal-Mines, Joseph H. Scranton, Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. Front and rear hinge cracked, the first two plates and one of the leaves are loose, name and date (1874) penned on one of the wrappers. A good copy. Howes C436. ; Quarto .

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        a cruise in the acorn

      london,Marcus Ward & Co,1875. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Kate Greenaway (illustrator). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 8vo. . 6 mounted card plates by Kate Greenaway, this issue (dated tp/green cloth/daisies and pink flowers) not Schuster & Enger (63) - although unsigned they represent some of Kate Greenaways earliest work, endpapers browned and light foxing, internally with some grubby childrens marks, plates bright and clean, original green decorative cloth and giltletters and boarders, extremities worn, gilding rubbed, but otherwise good. images available on request.

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        XVIIIme Siecle Institutions Usages et Costumes France 1700-1789.

      . Paris: Firmin-Didot Freres, Fils et Cie 1875. Med 21 kromolitografier samt 350 traesnit 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. pa stort papir. No. 321 of 650 numb. copies on large paper..

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        Having just completed ?The Adventures of Tom Sawyer? in July, Mark Twain pays for his summer vacation near Newport, Rhode Island, where he spent his time bowling ? He later wrote ?I played on that alley day after day? ? No letters written by Mark Twain between July 29th and August 16th have ever been found

      Partly Printed Check Signed ?Saml. L. Clemens,? 7.75? x 2.75?. Hartford, Ct., August 14, 1875. Check No. 191. Filled out by Clemens, drawn on the First National Bank of Hartford for $232.96, payable to ?Mr. Seth Bateman,? endorsed on verso, ?Seth Bateman.? Fine condition.From the University of California, Mark Twain Papers, The Bancroft Library, Berkeley: ?... ?The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,? which he worked on in stages until its completion in July 1875 ... No letters written between 29 July and 16 August have been found. On 31 July, the Clemens family left for a vacation at Bateman?s Point near Newport, Rhode Island. There they stayed at the popular summer resort, a ?spacious and complete establishment? on an old farm at the corner of Ridge Road and Castle Hill Avenue, that had been owned and run by Seth Bateman for more than thirty years...?Clemens entertained himself with a pastime he recalled in 1907: ?On the premises there was what had once been a bowling-all

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        British Battles on Land and Sea.

      London, Paris, and New York: Cassell Petter & Galpin, [c. 1875]. - 8vo., (10 ½ x 7 ¾ inches). (Title page of vol. III a bit spotted). 12 full-page wood-engraved maps; 133 full-page wood engravings; numerous in-text illustrations; wood-engraved frontispieces (one or two spots). Half tan calf, maroon pebbled cloth, the smooth spine attractively decorated with fine gilt tools, with a red morocco gilt lettering piece (scuffed with one or two surface abrasions). First edition. A profusely illustrated military history of England. "Grant's father had served with distinction throughout the Peninsular War, and after his wife's death he obtained a command in Newfoundland; he sailed there in 1833, taking with him his three sons. After spending six years in North American barracks James returned home with his father, who had resigned his command. In 1840 James was appointed ensign in the 62nd foot regiment, based at Chatham; he was soon afterwards appointed commander of the depot, but in 1843 he resigned his commission and entered an architect's office in Edinburgh. He became a skilled draughtsman, but at this time he began to show a literary bent, and devoted himself to novel writing. "Grant's first novel was his four-volume Romance of War (1845), describing adventures of the Gordon Highlanders in the Peninsula, based on anecdotes related to him by his father. It enjoyed enormous sales, but produced only £20 for its author. In 1846 he published a sequel, The Highlanders in Belgium. The Adventures of an Aide-de-Camp (1848) equalled the popularity of his first novel. It was followed by Jane Seton (1853) and The Yellow Frigate (1855), and from this point on Grant produced at least one novel per year, including a number based on Scottish history. Their appeal was based on a quick succession of incident, vivacity of style, and convincing dialogue. Grant married Christian Macdonald, the eldest daughter of James Browne, and had two sons: James (who predeceased him) and Roderick. In 1852 he founded and acted as secretary to the National Association for the Vindication of Scottish Rights, upholding its principles in spite of the mockery of Punch and other English newspapers. He was an energetic supporter of the volunteer movement, and was one of the first to join its ranks. He was consulted frequently by the War Office as an authority on military matters, and many of his suggestions were adopted. In 1875 he converted to Roman Catholicism, his son Roderick having become a Roman Catholic priest. "In addition to fifty-six novels, Grant wrote widely on history, including Memoirs of Montrose (1851), British Battles on Land and Sea (1873), an Illustrated History of India (1876), and Old and New Edinburgh (1880). His last works of fiction were Playing with Fire (1887), a topical novel based on the war in the Sudan, and Love's Labour Won (1888), set in Burma. By the 1880s his popularity had declined, and he died in relative poverty on 5 May 1887." (M. G. Watkins for DNB). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS131. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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      Government Printing Office, 1875., 1875. First edition. 8vo. Printed wrappers, 17 pp., illustrated, plates, large folding map. General Sheridan sent a letter of instructions to Lt. Colonel Forsyth with very specific details of what he wanted accomplished on this expedition. In part he states, "I want a careful examination made of the south bank of the Yellowstone and the mouths and immediate valleys of the rivers coming in from the Black Hills, and especially those of Tongue River, Rosebud, and Big Horn, and if you go higher up the Yellowstone, the Big Rosebud, giving an account of the timber, soil, and geological formation, also the depth of the water in a general way, and the character of any rapids passed over above the mouth of Powder River. Make your examination as complete as possible, without any unnecessary detention of the boat, and return from any point when, in your best judgment, there is not sufficient water, or any other obstacles to impede your progress. It may be necessary, at some time in the immediate future, to occupy by a military force the country in and about the mouths of Tongue River and the Big Horn. You will, therefore, make a special examination of these points with this view." Forsyth provides a day-by-day narration of his expedition from Fort Buford up the Yellowstone, supplemented by the report of Lt. Col. Grant. There are five plates by Thomas G. Townsend that depict the Powder River, mouth of the Yellowstone, mouth of the Big Horn, Castle Rocks, and Pryor's Creek. The large folding map is titled YELLOWSTONE RIVER FROM THE MOUTH OF POWDER RIVER TO THE HEAD OF NAVIGATION, drawn by 2nd Lt. Richard E. Thompson. Some professional restoration to spine, with the folding map that has been professionally reinforced on verso at folds, else a very good, clean copy of a very scarce and important report.

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      Woodward, Tiernan & Hale, Printers and Binders, 1875., 1875. First edition. 8vo. Original printed wrappers, x, 11-208 pp., map, appendix, index. The basis for this construction were several including the mildness of climate minimizes the opportunity for heavy snowfalls, at the highest point in crossing is only 5,000 feet above sea level, springs and streams are numerous, coal beds have been found along the route, the grades are light and the road will traverse for the most part level bottom lands and gradually ascending highlands. The road closely follows the 32nd parallel of latitude and the distance by this route from Fort Worth to San Francisco is 1,851 miles. To San Diego or the Gulf of California would be several hundred miles less, and it is claimed that this is the shortest practicable route to the Pacific coast. A list of the state delegates to the convention is provided. A large folding map is of the United States shows the Texas & Pacific Railway and its connections in 1875. The map is in fine condition. Spine panel reinforced with cellophane tape, a tear to the margin of page ix and 11, else a very good copy.

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        Handbook For Travellers in Sweden.

      John Murray London 1875 - Fourth edition. pp. viii, 152, 3 maps and plans, small sellotape repairs on hinges, (2nd sheet of general map frayed and browned at edges, all intact),72pp adverts at rear, original red cloth gilt, slightly worn and marked; overall a very good copy. First edition of this title despite having "fourth edition" printed on the title-page. There were only three editions of "Sweden" published between 187-1883. Very rare. Lister 86. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Binding title (also at the head of each plate):] Nil-Album.

      [Vienna, Leopold Sommer and Comp., Anna Lynker and Conrad Greve, , ca. 1875]. Oblong Imperial 1mo (53.4 x 70 cm). Album with 32 chromolithographed plates (26 measuring 25 x 35.5 cm; 6 measuring 36.5 x 60.5), mounted on paperboard leaves, each leaf with lithographed title "Nil-Album" (above), and caption, imprint and note that they were painted from life by Anna Lynker (30) or Hans Sattler (2). All chromolithorgraphed by Conrad Greve. Printed by various Viennese printers: K.K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, E. Köke, M. Fein, Conrad Greve, Leopold Sommer and Comp. and Johann Haupt. [32] chromolithographed plates. Contemporary red half goatskin morocco, textured-cloth sides, the front board with the title "Nil-Album" (on the spine "Nil Album") in gold, watered-silk pattern endpapers.. An extraordinary and extremely rare album with breath-taking colour-printed views of Egypt and Nubia, made after watercolours painted from life at the sites. We have located only one other copy, and it has fewer plates than the present copy. Although there is no title-page, each plate and the contemporary binding have the title "Nil-Album" (Nile album). The plates show a dozen ancient Egyptian temples, the pyramids at Gisa, the two famous colossal statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III at Thebes (the Colossi of Memnon), and other ancient sites, some with hieroglyphic inscriptions. While the colour views of these sites as they were ca. 1870 would be of the greatest importance by themselves, the present album provides much more. These are not mere archaeological sites showing dead ruins, but views of living Egypt, with several mosques, merchants and others operating boats and rafts on the Nile, men smoking (both a straight clay pipe and a waterpipe) in a coffee house with children and a cat, four or five tubaned musicians performing while topless women dance, men hauling water at the Nile, a street scene with a camel and fully laden donkeys, a busy street scene in Cairo (also with a man smoking a pipe) and much more, as well as landscapes and riverscapes. Thirty of the original paintings were made by Viennese landscape painter Anna Lynker (1834-post 1909: some sources say 1893), who moved to the Middle East soon after completing her studies in Graz, Karlsruhe and Dusseldorf around 1865 and remained there to at least 1877, painting in watercolours and oils. Some of her paintings were brought back to Europe before she returned herself, so the present set may have been published while she was still there. The other two were painted by Hubert Sattler (1817-1904) from Salzburg, who painted in Egypt in the 1840s and 1850s. The production of the chromolithographs was overseen by the artist Conrad Grefe (1823-1907) for Leopold Sommer (1812-1880), whose firm traded as Leopold Sommer & Comp from 1868 to 1877 or possibly later. The only copy of the present series of prints that we have located is Staatsbibliothek in Munich and contains 30 plates. - Some spotting, a few leaves with marginal restorations, inner hinges reinforced, binding slichtly chafed and the joints slightly cracked, otherwise in very good condition. - WorldCat (1 copy, 30 plates only); for Lynker:; for Sommer:

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Deutsches Alpenbuch. Die deutschen Hochlande in Wort und Bild. Die Ostalpen.

      Glogau, Flemming (1875-1888).. 4 Bde. (Alles Erschienene!) VI (2) 616; 4 Bll., 672 S., 6 Bll.; VIII, 478 S., 4 Bll.; 583 S., 2 Bll. Mit 200 tlw. ganzseit. Holzschn. v. A. Cloß, Klitzsch & Rochlitzer nach Zeichn. v. Th. Blätterbauer u. G. Sundblad. OLn. m. Gold- u. Schwarzpräg. Exlibris, Namenstempel a.d. flieg. Vors.. Bd. 1: Salzkammergut, Oberbaiern und Algäu. Naturansichten und Gestalten. - Bd. 2: Tirol und Vorarlberg. Bd. 3 (= 2. Abt./1. Bd. Die Ost-Alpen): Wanderungen und Bilder in und aus Osttirol, Kärnten, Steiermark, Salzburg und Nieder-Oesterreich. - Bd. 4.: Österr. Küstenlande, Krain, Istrien und benachbarte Alpengebiete (= 2. Abt./2. Bd. Die Ost-Alpen).

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        Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and its Tributaries

      Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1875. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Missing profile and map #2. Map#1 in pocket at rear. Several issues of Arizona Highways magazine (both with and without articles about the Grand Canyon) have been bound in with the original manuscript. Half-leather binding. Very little wear to boards.

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        Description of the Living and Extinct Races of Gigantic Land Tortoises, Parts I & II. Introduction, and the Tortoises of the Galapagos Islands. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1875, Biological Sciences 165: PP. 251-284

      VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST SYSTEMATIC SURVEY OF GIANT TORTOISES by Albert Gunther of the British Museum, complete with 13 accompanying plates. Gunther was "the first to dispel the notion that there was only one giant tortoise species in the whole world. There are, he stated, two general populations of giant tortoise: one restricted to the Indian Ocean islands, the other to the Galapagos Islands. The morphological distinctions between the two populations are clear. Never again should the world's giant tortoise population be referred to under the single name of Testudo indica… [Gunther also stated] that within the tortoise populations of the Indian Ocean and Galapagos Islands, it was possible to detect a number of distinctive species… Gunter had divided the once all-encompassing nomenclature of Testudo indica into at least eight species, three in the Indian Ocean and five in the Galapagos" (Chambers, A Sheltered Life: The Unexpected History of the Giant Tortoise, 137). "Gunther's 1875 monograph was to be the foundation for a new era of research on giant tortoises. He had stamped out some of the myths that had been rattling around the scientific community for over half a century. Because of his careful observations and measurements, there could now be no doubt that the giant tortoises were more diverse and endemic than anyone, other than perhaps Darwin, had hitherto expected" (ibid). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor and Francis. Entire volume. Large 4to. 12 x 9.75 inches (300 x 244mm). [12], 315 pages, [52 plates], 4. Ex-libris bearing only a bookplate on the front flyleaf and a light stamp on the title page. No spine markings whatsoever. Illustration: 52 plates, many of which fold out. 13 of the plates pertain to the Gunther paper -- all in magnificent condition. Binding: Recently and handsomely rebound in half calf over the original marbled paper boards. 5 raised bands at the spine; two black morocco labels, each gilt-lettered. Tightly and exceptionally solidly bound. Interior: Complete. Slight light spotting to the tilte page. Apart from this, remarkably clean and bright throughout. It is very unusual for the interior of a Phil Trans volume of this era to be so pristine.

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        Das Hermanns-Denkmal und der Teutoburger Wald. Nach der Natur aufgenommen von L. Menke. Auf Stein gezeichnet von A. Lüttmann, C, Süßnapp u. M. Alffers.

      Detmold, Meyer'sche Hofbuchhandlung, 1875.. Tit., Dedic., farb. lithogr. Tit. von Vollmer nach Scheuren, 20 Bll. u. 10 lithogr. Ansichten-Taf. auf aufgewalztem Chinapapier, 1 Bl. (Subscr.- Verz.), qu.- folio, Or.- GLdr.- Bd. d. Zt. m. Gold- und Blindprägung ( l. ber., besch. u. best.).. Mit Ansichten von Detmold (2x), Hermanns-Denkmal, Extersteine (2x) sowie der umliegenden Landschaften und Schlösser. Die literarischen Beiträge von Altenbernd, Dahn, Freiligrath, Geibel, Gottschall, Meyer, Rittershaus, Rodenberg, Scherenberg und Julius Wolff. - Name und Stempel auf dem Vorsatz; meist leicht gebräunt und vereinzelt leicht bis stärker stockfleckig. - Gut erhalten und insgesamt schönes Exemplar.

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        Das Hermanns-Denkmal und der Teutoburger Wald. Nach der Natur aufgenommen von L. Menke. Auf Stein gezeichnet von A. Lüttmann, C. Süßnapp und A. Alffers. Herausgegeben von W. Klingenberg..

      Detmold, Meyer 1875.. 31 x 38 cm, (46) Seiten mit 1 chromolithographierten Titel von W. Vollmer nach C. Scheuren und 20 lithographierten Tafeln, auf aufgewalztem China, von A. Lüttmann, C. Süßnapp und M. Ulffers nach Menke, Orig.-Halbleinen,. Einband berieben, Rückendeckel fleckig, innen an den weißen Rändern der Tafeln teils etwas stockfleckig, sonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Gedenkalbum anläßlich der im gleichen Jahr erfolgten Einweihung des Hermanns-Denkmals. Mit malerischen Ansichten: Detmold (2), Inselwiese, Bandels Wohnung am Denkmal, Hermannsdenkmal, am Fuße des Hermanns-Denkmals, Heidental, Donoper Teich, Jagdschloß Lopshorn, Hünenkapelle, Dörenschlucht, Forsthaus Hartrören, Winnefeld, Zwei Veteranen, Quellen der Berlebecke, Berlebecker Tal und Falkenberg, Externsteine(2), Bilsteinhöhle, Silbermühle. Jeder Ansicht ist ein lyrischer Beitrag zugeordnet, und a. von Altenbernd, Dahn, Freiligrath, Geibel, Gottschall, Ernst Meyer, Rittershaus, Rodenberg, Scherenberg und Julius Wolff,

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        TA., Dom (Vollendet), "Cathedrale de Cologne".

      . Farblithographie b. Sala & Co. in Berlin, um 1875, 28 x 38,7.

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        Le Soleil: Deuxième Édition, Revue et Augmentée (2 volumes)

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1875. Hardcover (Full Leather). Near Fine. 2 volumes, the Atlas is not present. 13 color plates, many in text illustrations. Full red calf, light rubbing at hinges and spines, light discoloration to leather in spots, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. A lovely pair with remarkable color depictions of the sun, solar storms, flares, etc. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Science & Technology; Inventory No: 037474.

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        Der isolirte Staat in Beziehung auf Landwirthschaft und Nationalökonomie.

      Wiegandt, Hampel und Parey,, Berlin, 1875 - 3. Aufl., hrsg. von H. Schumacher-Zarchlin. 3 Tle. in 3 Bdn. Berlin, Wiegandt, Hampel und Parey, 1875. 8vo. XXIII, VIII, 400; 288, 444; 144 S. Mit Titelportrait. Zeitgenössische Pappbände mit roten Rückenschildern. (St.a.T., Ebde. berieben). Erste komplette Ausgabe von Thünens Hauptwerk, weswegen er von Roscher als der "größte exakte Volkswirt der Deutschen" bezeichnet wurde. - Thünen (1783-1850), ein Schüler Thaers, gilt als der eigentliche Begründer der Landwirtschaftslehre auf nationalökonomischen Prinzipien. Er schuf ein abstraktes Modell ("Isolierer Staat"), von dem er seine Gesetze ableitete. Seine Methode stand der angelsächsischen Klassik nahe und konträr zum Historismus. Er arbeitete experimentell (auf seinem Gut Tellow), schuf und prüfte theoretische Modelle. "He expressed his ideas verbally, arithmetically and in algebraic terms, also making some use of calculus. He developed an exact theory of marginal productivity and applied the theory to questions of production and distribution" (Blaug). Zu Lebzeiten kaum gewürdigt, gilt er heute als einer der bedeutendsten Ökonomen in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. - Die EA des ersten Bandes erschien 1826, eine 2. Auflage dieses Bandes 1842. Die erste Abtlg. des 2. Bandes erschien 1850, noch zu Lebzeiten Thünens. Die 2. Abtlg. von Band 2 und der Band 3 erschienen dann 1863 posthum. Schumacher-Zarchlin brachte mit der vorliegenden Ausgabe die erste vollständig zugängliche Ausgabe von Thünens Hauptwerk heraus. Da Band 1 bereits von Thünen selbst in 2. Auflage herausgebracht wurde (1842) als 3. Auflage. - 1. Untersuchungen über den Einfluß, den die Getreidepreise, der Reichthum des Bodens und die Abgaben auf den Ackerbau ausüben; 2. Der naturgemäße Arbeitslohn und dessen Verhältnis zum Zinsfuß und zur Landrente; 3. Grundsätze zur Bestimmung der Bodenrente, der vortheilhaftesten Umtriebszeit und des Werths der Holzbestände von verschiedenem Alter für Kieferwaldungen. Blaug 832; Bräuer 136ff.; HdSW 10, 386ff.; Menger 99; Humpert 7984 und 8680; vgl. Kress C.5974; Goldsmiths 32592; Roscher 879ff. Zeitgenössische Pappbände mit roten Rückenschildern.

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        A superb photograph of Ulysses S. Grant with his wife Julia and her father, Frederick Dent, Long Branch, New Jersey, circa 1873

      A large mounted albumen photograph, 10" x 8", by Pach Bros., New York, titled "GEN. GRANT AND FRIENDS / AT HIS COTTAGE BY THE SEA, 1875 [sic]". Shows Grant seated with his wife Julia, and her father, Col. Frederick Dent, in front of their summer cottage in Long Branch, New Jersey. Back layer of mount removed, photo service stamps and inked notations on verso, creased and chipped at corners, horizontal crease and small tear at bottom margin do little to detract from the overall presentation. A superb photograph of President Grant seated with his wife and his father-in-law Frederick Fayette Dent (1786-1873), together with what appear to be other members of the Dent family. The photographer misidentified the year as 1875 (an impossibility considering that Frederick Dent died in December 1873). Already advanced in years, Frederick Fayette Dent became part of the Grant household in 1864 . A staunch Democrat, Dent looked askance at his son-in-law's radical politics, and never concealed his politi

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

      The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 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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        "Gebirgsformen aus dem Fichtelgebirge und Frankenwalde in 6 Ansichten als Beilage zu der geognostischen Beschreibung des Königreichs Bayern". Sechs Panoramen untereinander.

      . Farblithographie nach C.W. Gümbel bei Hellfahrt, Gotha, um 1875, 62 x 57 cm.. Panoramenblatt aus der dritten Abteilung: Das Fichtelgebirge. - Die Panoramen zeigen von oben nach unten: 1. Rundsicht von der Kösseine im Centralstocke des Fichtelgebirges (Südwestausblick). 2. (Nord und Ost Ausblick) 3. Das Gebirgsland nördlich vom Fichtelgebirgscentralstock vom Waldstein aus gesehen. 4. Das Fichtelberger- Mittelgebirge- Steinwald- Reichsforst- und Siebenlindengebirge vom Leonberg aus gesehen. 5. Frankenwald und Fichtelgebirge mit ihrem S.W. Steilgehänge von der Muschelkalkhöhe bei Stadtsteinach aus gesehen. 6. Der granitische Centralstock des Fichtelgebirges vom Kohlwalde aus gesehen. Unter den Panoramen die Farbenerklärung. - Breitrandig und sehr gut erhalten. Selten.

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        The Poems of Catullus

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1875. Small octavo, very good, slight foxing to half title, otherwise crisp; in a handsome vellum binding, boards with black morocco onlays, decorated ornately with gilt Greek key motif, morocco label and tailpiece, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. A beautifully bound copy of the second edition, revised and corrected, of this attractive nineteenth-century version of the poems of Catullus. This selection was translated into English verse with an introduction and notes by the Scottish poet Theodore Martin (1816-1909). An attractive aspect of this collection is the "Envoi" to Dr Charles Badham (1813-1884) an English Professor of Sydney University and old school friend of Martin.

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      Imprenta de Oliveres a cargo de Xumetra y Miquel - Barcelona. Imprenta de Oliveres a cargo de Xumetra y Miquel. 1875. 20x15. Pasta española. 2VOL. 1vol, XXXII+1274Pág+1 Desplegable. 2vol, 1463Pág+3h. Una de las Obras mas completas impresas, contiene tambien el historial de farmacopeas españolas, Pág XX-XXI. Muy curioso. Ref 7.6 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Game of Star Authors [The First State In the Original Box and Complete with 64 Cards and Instructions]

      New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1875. No Edition Stated.. In the Original Box.. Very Good +. A Very Good + set of the very popular "Game of Star Authors", complete with the original instructions and 64 playing cards, and housed in the original box. (The box shows some unsurprising marking, small corner rubs, and loss to the label's bottom corners. The instructions show some light foxing and bends from use, and the original stitching remains quite solid.) This is the earliest state of the first McLoughlin version of the game, which, although undated, bears an 1875 copyright date on the instructions. The numbered cards, each of which is in nice condition, have blue backs each with a central "A" housed within a star. The card faces show a rectangle of four intersecting lines. Thirty-two of the card faces carry an author image and the authors depicted are Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Cullen Bryant, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Bayard Taylor, Edward Everett Hale, John G. Saxe, Josh Billings, Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Schiller, Sir Walter Scott, George W. Curtis, R. W. Emerson, Benjamin Disraeli, Victor Hugo, J. Russell Lowell, John G. Whittier, Washington Irving, William H. Prescott, J. Fenimore Cooper, Oliver Wendell Homes, William M. Thackeray, Anthony Trollope, Henry W. Longfellow, Alfred Tennyson, John Lothrop Motley, George Bancroft, Mark Twain, Artemus Ward, John S. C. Abbott, and James Parton. McLoughlin Brothers was the most successful publisher of the game until Parker Brothers began to produce its version in 1897. A Very Nice set of this popular game, complete with the original box, all of the original cards, and the original instructions; the first McLoughlin version of the game in the earliest state.

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        The Communistic Societies of the United States ; from Personal Visit and Observation

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1875. Large octavo, frontispiece and 16 plates, illustrated; a very good, fresh copy in publisher's cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. First edition of this influential and extensive study of the communitarian ideal in the United States. Charles Nordhoff (1830-1901) emigrated to the United States as a child, and went on to have a varied career as sailor, journalist and writer. His grandson Charles Bernard Nordhoff is the famous historian of the Bounty. In The Communistic Societies of the United States, Nordhoff recounts his travels to many of the socialistic societies which became popular in the nineteenth century, most famously the Shakers of Mount Lebanon, the Rappite township at 'Harmony' and the Oneida Community. As Nordhoff points out in his Introduction, he hoped that a study of these communities might provide 'useful hints toward the solution of the labor question'. Throughout, the work displays a thoroughness and lack of hysteria which supports his claim to have 'thought it best to give at first an impartial and not unfriendly account of each commune.'.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, in English, 8vo, Naples, December 3, 1875

      - Schliemann asks his publisher, John Murray, "to forward of the 3 copies, which still stand to my credit, one to Professor W. Hielbig, Secretary of the Istituto techeologico in the Capitol of Rome, and the other two copies to me?Should the Guardian publish F. Calvert's answers to my article, pray send me a copy of it?." He signs, "H. Schliemann.". He refers to Frank Calvert (1828-1908), British consular and amateur archeologist who began exploratory excavations at what would become recognized as the site of Ancient Troy seven years before Schliemann began his excavations. Good historical association. The letter, on blue graph paper, is accompanied with a printed photo of Schliemann wearing a fur trimmed coat and top hat.

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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

      London: Sampson Low, 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).

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        Ambon en meer bepaaldelijk de Oeliasers, geographisch, ethnographisch, politisch en historisch geschetst.

      Dordrecht, Blussé en Van Braam, 1875. Modern cloth, original printed frontwrapper mounted. With folding map, coloured in outline (repairs on fold). VIII,VIII,234 pp.* Original edition. - General description of Ambon, by a district officer of Ambon-Lease, with special attention being paid to the districts of Hila/Lariki and Saparua/Haruku. - Scarce.Tiele 489; Cat. KITLV p.33; Ruinen A64; Polman 116.

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        Mark Twain pays H.W. Bergen to make a copy of his manuscript of ?The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?

      Partly Printed Check Signed ?Saml. L. Clemens,? 7.5? x 2.75?, rough left edge. Hartford, Ct., July 13, 1875. Check No. 172. Filled out by Clemens, drawn on the First National Bank of Hartford for $700, payable to H.W. Bergen, endorsed on verso, ?H.W. Bergen.? Light folds. Fine condition.On July 5, 1875, Mark Twain wrote to his friend William Dean Howells, author, literary critic and editor of ?The Atlantic Monthly,? in part, ?I have finished the story & didn?t take the chap beyond boyhood ... I wish you would promise to read the MS of Tom Sawyer some time, & see if you don?t really decide that I am right in closing with him as a boy...? On July 13, 1875, he again wrote Howells, in Cambridge, in part, ?I telegraphed my theatrical agent to come here & carry off the MS & copy it...? H.W. Bergen, who traveled on tour with actor John T. Raymond in Clemens? play ?Colonel Sellers,? and kept a record of the proceeds and expenses of his performances, was hired by Clemens to make a cop

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      Liepzig, Germany: O. R. Reisland. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1875. First Edition. Hardcover. Thick folio; A little shelf rubbing at edges, a few whitish marks on front cover, sturdy early library binding (book is not ex-library) owner's name, moisture marks on fore-edge showing here and there in text but not encroaching on plates ; 168 plates .

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        Autograph Album with Inscription and Poem by John Greenleaf Whittier Dated 1875

      Amesbury, MA, 1875. Full Calf. Good. The poem epitomizes Whittier's aphoristic reads: "Mine evening's, thine the morning's star, Across the distance faint and far, I take my life's experience thus: Not what we seem but what we are, Not what we take, but what we give, Not what we preach, but how we live, Availeth us." The inscription was written to Etta Goodrich, whose album this was, and who probably was a neighbor of Whittier's, based on a number of other inscriptions being made in Amesbury or towns nearby. It is likely that Ms. Goodrich was also a young adult, since that was generally the age bracket of someone that would have kept an autograph album. All the other entries are dated 1875 or 1876 and were made either in Massachusetts or Maine, and there are some chromolithographic die-cuts. But it is the poem, with its wise counsel, that makes this album an intriguing and valuable item. The album is oblong, a mere 5 by 3 inches.

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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).

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        Histoire generale de l'Eglise depuis la creation jusqu'a nos jours (CONVOLUTE de 25 tomes/ KONVOLUT aus 25 Bänden) - Tome 1 - 6; 8 - 13; 16 - 24; 26; 28 - 30.,

      Louis Vivès; 1875 ff. - Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt/ teilweise stockfleckig; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 25 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; FRANZÖSISCH! Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 20000

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        Aparato bibliográfico para la Historia de Extremadura.

      Madrid, Establecimiento Tipográficos de Pedro Nuñez, 1875 - En 3 tomos de -15 x 22,5-. T. 1: XVI + 494 págs. T. 2: 512 págs. T. 3: 600 págs. Enc. de época en holandesa, lomo de piel. (MUY BUEN EJEMPLAR.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Earliest Thomas Edison autograph ever offered for sale! Historically important document directly relating to his first successful invention and his second of a lifetime 1093 patents ? After this success, he quit his day job to become the greatest inventor in history

      Autograph Document Signed ?Thomas A. Edison,? one page, 5? x 3.5?. In full, ?Boston Feby 3d 69. Received of Samuel W Ropes Jr The sum of thirty 30 dollars ?" being full amount received from him. --- Thomas A. Edison.? Fine condition.Prior to this offering, the earliest Edison document ever to be offered for sale at any major venue was a short 1875 ALS requesting payment of a bill.?Edison's first patented invention was a vote recorder for use by legislative bodies such as Congress [Improvement in Electrographic Vote-Recording ?" patent executed on October 28, 1868] ... A fellow telegrapher named Dewitt Roberts bought an interest in the invention for $100 and took it to Washington, D.C. to exhibit to a committee of Congress. The chairman of the committee, unimpressed with the speed with which the instrument could record votes, told him that ?if there is any invention on earth that we don't want down here, that is it.? The slow pace of roll call voting in Congress and other legislature

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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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        PICTURESQUE EUROPE: A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Natural Features and the Picturesque and Historical Places of Great Britain and the Continent. Illustrated on Steel and Wood by European and American Artists.

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1875 - Folio. 3 vols. iv,vi,488;(ii),iv,460;(ii),iv,460pp. Each volume with a different added engraved title page. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of text woodcuts and a total of 63 steel engraved plates (each with a tissue guard). Cont. elaborately gilt decorated full brown morocco bound by R. W. Pridham, Los Angeles. A.e.g. Inner hinges reinforced with binder's tape. Very minor chips at front hinge of Vol. 1, and slight darkening (old water damage?) at tip of Vol. 3 (all expertly refurbished). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pierers Universal-Conversations-Lexikon. Neuestes enzyklopädisches Wörterbuch aller Wissenschaften, Künste und Gewerbe. 6. vollständig umgearbeitete Auflage. 18 Bände (komplett).

      Oberhausen und Leipzig, Spaarmann, 1875 ff.. 24 x 16 cm. Zus. ca. 15000 Seiten, zweispaltiger Text. Enthält zahlr Tafeln mit Abb. und Karten. Dekorative weinrote Halblederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung.. *Pierers Lexikon (ab 1840 erschienen) war im 19. Jahrhundert " ... eines der umfangreichsten und stichwortreichsten deutschen Konversationslexika" (Zischka). Da es vorwiegend wissenschaftlichen Charakter hatte, erreichte es trotz mehrerer Auflagen nie die Popularität eines Brockhaus oder Meyer. "Das Eingehen dieses Lexikons ... am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts ist sehr zu bedauern" (Zischka). Es ist noch heute für das Wissen des 19. Jahrhunderts mit großem Wert zu benutzen, Arno Schmidt hat beispielweise für seinen "Zettels Traum" den Pierer von A-Z durchgearbeitet um sich besser in den Geist dieser Zeit versetzen zu können. - Vorliegend ein vollständiges und dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar der 6. Auflage. Titelblätter und einige Tafeln mit einem alten Stempel, die Deckel gelegentlich mit Feuchtigkeitsflecken, insgesamt jedoch ein sehr schönes Exemplar.

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        LS to Latimer Clark re Elisha Gray's British telegraph patents

      New York, 1875. <p>Field, Cyrus West (1819-92). L.s. to Latimer Clark. New York, December 9, 1875. 1 page. 202 x 128 mm. A few light stains, small hole punched in top margin not affecting text. Provenance: Latimer Clark. </p> <p>Field, a wealthy American businessman, organized the construction and laying of the first working transatlantic submarine telegraph cables in 1858, 1865, and 1866. Field became obsessed with the idea of a transatlantic telegraph after an encounter in 1854 with F. N. Gisborne, the head of an unsuccessful attempt to lay an underwater cable between New York and Newfoundland. To capitalize his venture, Field organized two companies: the New York, Newfoundland and London Electric Telegraph Company, in which Samuel F. B. Morse received a one-tenth interest to act as "advising electrician"; and the Atlantic Telegraph Company of Great Britain, formed in partnership with Charles Tilston Bright, George Saward, and John Brett. </p><p>After obtaining support from the American and British governments, Field appointed Dr. Edward Orange Wildman Whitehouse, a self-taught amateur electrician, to supervise the monumental task of designing and manufacturing transatlantic telegraphy equipment and twenty-five hundred miles of insulated cable for laying between Newfoundland and Ireland. In August 1858, after several abortive attempts, the first complete transatlantic cable was laid by crews aboard the USS Niagara and HMS Agamemnon. Shortly afterward the cable began to malfunction, and failed permanently a few weeks after its installation.</p><p>In 1859 the British government appointed a joint committee to investigate the causes of the cable&#39;s failure. During the course of the investigation it was discovered that the cable and transmitting system suffered from fatal design flaws, and steps were taken to correct these based on the recommendations of the physicist William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin). In 1865 Field and his companies launched another cable-laying voyage, this time aboard Isambard Kingdom Brunel&#39;s enormous steamship Great Eastern, but the cable snapped and sank after two-thirds of the job had been completed. A third voyage, attempted the following year, was successful: a new cable was laid, and the cable lost the previous year was grappled for and recovered. Rapid telegraphic communication between North America and Europe was finally possible.</p><p>Field&#39;s association with Latimer Clark began when Clark was hired as an engineer by the Atlantic Telegraph Company some months after the failure of the 1858 cable. In the present letter, Field offers Clark his services in selling Clark&#39;s one-third interest in "Gray&#39;s patent for England" to the British government. "Gray" refers to Elisha Gray, the American inventor; a few months earlier, Field had obtained from Gray a one-third share in Gray&#39;s British patents in return for his assistance in marketing the patent rights and instruments. Origins of Cyberspace 142. </p>

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