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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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        THE WISE WOMAN. A Parable.

      London, Strahan & Co., 1875.FIRST EDITION 1875, 8vo, original publisher's green cloth, gilt title and author, small gilt device of anchor with Anchora Spei, plus 2 decorative black bands to upper cover, the same bands in blind to lower cover, spine gilt lettered and banded with same anchor device at tail, brown endpapers, pages: (4), 222. Book leaning just slightly, head and tail of spinbe and corners slightly worn, 2 tiny nicks to cloth at tail of spine, another to top of lower hinge, pale stain to lower corner of upper cover with faint brown tide - mark, small water stain to lower cover next to spine, one or two other minor marks, endpapers slightly faded at edges, a pencil line on each endpaper, inner paper hinges partly cracked, binding firm, inscribed by the publishers to a Mrs Hamilton on the half - title, a little pale ink on bottom edges, just showing very slightly on the lower margin edge of a few pages, otherwise contents clean. A good plus copy of the scarce first edition in book form. Despite the title this is a fairy story for children first serialised in Good Things December 5th 1874 to July 3rd under the title A Double Story. It was reprinted several times with various titles. Shaberman, George MacDonald, page 55, No. 54. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

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

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        "Karte der Alpen aus C. Mayr's Atlas der Alpenländer zusammengestellt und vollständig umgearbeitet. 8 colorirte Blätter".

      . 8 grenzkol. Kupferstiche nach Mayr und Berghaus aus Stieler bei Perthes, Gotha, 1875, je 33 x 39 cm.. Espenhorst, PP 2.1.2.2. (besonders S. 309), Supplement zu PP 2.1.1.1.6. - Aus: A. Stieler's "Hand-Atlas" (6. Ausgabe, Auflage 1875). - Zeigt das gesamte Gebiet der Schweizer, der Deutschen und der Österreichischen Alpen. - Supplement zu Stieler's "Hand-Atlas". - In den Rändern vereinzelt verschiedene leichte Altersspuren.

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        A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1875. Three volumes, quarto, with a total of 232 chromolithographic plates; a fine bright set in the publisher&#39;s gilt decorated green cloth. Second edition illustrating the eggs and nesting habits of all birds of the British Isles. Francis Orpen Morris (1810-1893) was a fine example of the old generation of naturalist parsons. Devoted to both the ministry of his flock and the feathered members of his parish, Morris was renowned as a good natured and indefatigable fellow. Although in many respects conservative in his views (and staunchly opposed to Darwinism), Morris deserves recognition for his efforts to preserve bird habitats in the British countryside threatened by the industrialisation of agriculture. In 1885 Morris became a founding member of the Plumage League, an organisation devoted to the protection of birds. Published in Morris&#39; later years, A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds reflects a lifetime of careful observation and collecting.

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        (Entwurf für eine Brosche, 1903).

      . Aquarell / Deckfarbe ca. 6 x 5 cm, auf Karton montiert, signiert u. datiert.. Von den Ideen des Jugendstils und der Wiener Werkstätte inspirierter Entwurf für eine Brosche. (Pier Antonio Sencig, Triest 1875 - 1952 Udine, studierte um die Jahrhundertwende a. d. Wiener Akad. d. bild. Künste - Diplom 1902 - wo er von der Wiener Secession und dem Jugendstil beeinflusst wurde; nach seiner Rückkehr gründete er in Udine eine Malschule. Im Auftrag der Stadt Villach entwarf er um 1905 das große Werbeplakat "Villach Fremden-Zentrum")

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        Hindernisrennen, "Mc. Queens steeple chasings - Restive at the post.".

      . altkol., Aquatinta v. Charles Hunt & sons n. Benn Herring b. Mc. Queen, 1875, 35,2 x 60,4. Vier Reiter zu Pferde halten auf freiem Feld an einem Posten mit Fahne an. - Herrliches Blatt in dezentem, zum Teil kräftigem Kolorit. Im Rand minimal fleckig und angestaubt. Links unten : " Printed by Mc. Queen ", in der Mitte mit dem Blindstempel von F.C. Mc Queen & sons. -

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        Ultima Thule or A Summer in Iceland

      William P. Nimmo 1875 - 2 vols, both show signs of age, spines splitting, hinges broken but intact and complete, rare [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ian Thompson]
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        Rosenheim

      Kupferstich-Karte nach Pickl aus " Topographischer Atlas des Königreiches Bayern." um 1875. 56x85 cm. Maßstab 1 : 50000. - Wolff, Bayern K 11.3 vgl. - Oberbayern mit dem Sims-See und einem Teil des Chiemgaus begrenzt durch Eichtling, Aßling, Emmering, Griesstätt, Amerang, Itzham, Pittenhart, Breitbrunn, Bernau, Rohrdorf, Frauenried, Kirchdorf und dem Inn von Raubling bis Rott. Unter der Darstellung links die Angabe des Zeichners, mittig Meilenzeiger. An allen 4 Seiten Nennung des Anschlussblattes. Großformatige, detaillierte Karte in gutem Erhalt, lediglich 2 kurze Einrisse im Papierrand hinterlegt und dort gebräunt.

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        The South America Pilot Part II. Comprising Magellan Strait, Tierra del Fuego, and West Coast of South America

      London: printed by the Hydrographic Office and sold by J.D. Potter, 1875. Large octavo, two plates of maps; untrimmed in the original faded green linen boards, title in gilt to front board and spine, the board stained and a bit water-marked, but a very good copy. An important and very rare pilot, comprising the detailed surveys of South America undertaken by King and Fitzroy on the Adventure and Beagle. This is the seventh edition, updated, but still substantially the work of King and Fitzroy: any edition of this work is now of some rarity because of both the heavy use to which copies were subjected, as well as the standard rules regarding Hydrographic Office printing. In command of the Adventure was Phillip Parker King, the Australian-born son of the third governor Philip Gidley King, who became the British navy&#39;s leading hydrographer and was one of the first native-born Australians to reach world stature: King completed the Australian coastal exploration begun by Flinders, and then commanded the Adventure on her South American survey in company with the Beagle. The surveys which resulted in this work were supervised by Phillip Parker King whose Sailing Directions for the Coasts of Eastern and Western Patagonia, now a very rare book, was published by the Hydrographic Office in 1832. The present work borrows from the Sailing Directions, but appears to have been first issued in the present form by the Hydrographic Office in 1850 (with the title Sailing Directions for South America, Part 2). The work was revised for the fifth edition of 1860 by Thomas A. Hull RN, who chiefly added new directions rather than particularly revising the work of King and Fitzroy. Reflecting the way in which the work was intended to be used by mariners, the two pages of maps are included as an "index to Admiralty charts alluded to in this work." As a result, this is one of the rarest of any works relating to either King or the Beagle voyage. No copy appears to be recorded in any Australian collection, and the sum total of any of the editions in international collections could be counted on the fingers of less than two hands. Attractively, this copy has pencil notes confirming that it was once owned by Captain L.D. Smith of Chatham Massachusetts. Smith was the captain of the Bark Moro Castle, and he has signed the front endpaper and dated it 15 November 1883. According to the 1889 List of Merchant Vessels of the US, the bark Moro Castle was built in 1869 in Mystic Connecticut, and its home port was Boston.

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        QUEEN MARY A DRAMA

      London: Henry S. King & Co., 1875.. viii,278,[10]pp. Forest green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Binding rubbed at extremities and slightly bubbled, inner hinges cracking (with signs of repair to front inner hinge), scattered foxing, otherwise a good copy. Half morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition. With misprint &#39;behled&#39; at 126:1. A good association copy, inscribed by Tennyson to his friend and neighbor, novelist Mary Brotherton: "Mary Brotherton from A. Tennyson." Laid in (and once affixed to the half-title) are some pressed flowers, captioned on the half-title: "Pink ay Brought me from Farringford May 30 1890 by Lord Tennyson. M.B." Laid in is one page, octavo, of manuscript, unsigned, but by Brotherton, of a verse play, captioned at the conclusion: "I hope you can read it - The blotchiness of the ink had made it difficult writing ...." The content is a death scene for Queen Mary, and does not readily connect with Tennyson&#39;s text. Brotherton wrote several novels, among them ARTHUR BRANDON (1856), RESPECTABLE SINNERS (1863), and OLD ACQUAINTANCE (1874). TINKER 2090. WISE 129.

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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 &#39;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.&#39; Andrew Porter stated in The New Yorker that Primosch &#39;scores with a sure, light hand&#39; and critics for the New York Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Dallas Morning News have characterized his music as &#39;impressive,&#39; &#39;striking,&#39; &#39;grandly romantic,&#39; &#39;stunning&#39; and &#39;very approachable.&#39; " www.presser.com

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        London, Revised and Corrected to the Present Time by E. Walford, M.A

      London: Virtue and Company, circa, 1875. Three thick quarto volumes, engraved vignettes, full page plates, page-edges gilt; very good in contemporary red morocco gilt, flat spines elaborately gilt, cloth boards marked. Beautifully illustrated collection of essays on the history of London bound in ornate handsome contemporary gilt decorated red morocco. In addition to hundreds of charming engraved vignettes the set includes a large number of fine and beautifully composed steel engraved plates specially commissioned for the work. Charles Knight (1791-1873) was one of the most prolific and industrious English publishers of the nineteenth-century. The magisterial six volume London remains one of his most ambitious projects, rivalling the scale and complexity of his widely acclaimed English Cyclopaedia. Knight was the son of a printer who went on to study journalism after completing training with his father. This combination of writing finesse and publishing canniness allowed Knight to publish engaging and learned works for a popular audience in attractive editions at modest prices. London in six volumes is a comprehensive series of articles on the history of the city, incorporating a wide range of themes. A small selection of the articles include: relics at the East India House, old London booksellers, gardens of the Zoological society, surgical hospitals and lunatic asylums in the past, history of Jewish inhabitants of the city, the Royal Exchange and the South Sea House, famous Astrologers and the Royal Observatory, the Foundling hospital and very much more.

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        Seleucides Nigricans [Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise]

      Taylor and Francis for Henry Sotheran & Co, London 1875 - A beautiful print from Gould's "Birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan islands, including many new species recently discovered in Australia." This plate is from one of Gould's most exotic works, The Birds of New Guinea , which consists of an extensive series of beautiful plates of birds of paradise, bower birds, parrots, parakeets, cockatoos, kingfishers, and hawk-owls. This is the last of his full scale works. Gould prepared the first twelve of the twenty-five parts, and the work was finished posthumously by Sharpe. A broadside "Address to the Subscribers" of The Birds of New Guinea issued by Sotheran and Co. announced: "With respect.to the 'Birds of New Guinea', we have the pleasure to announce that, having purchased the entire stock and copyrights of Mr. Gould's Magnificent series of Works, we have made immediate preparations for completing those left unfinished; and having retained the services of Mr. Gould's entire staff of artists and colourists, we are confident that the work will be as well performed as during the life of the Author. Mr. Hart.will superintend the whole of the illustrations as heretofore; while the letterpress will be edited by Mr. Bowdler Sharpe, of the British Museum, whose name will be sufficient assurance that nothing will be wanting in this department." Anker 181; Fine Bird Books (1990), p.102; Nissen IVB 373; Sauer 27; Wood p.365; Zimmer, pp. 262-263. Hand-coloured lithograph by Gould and William Hart, printed by the Mintern Brothers. Very good condition apart from some overall slight soiling.

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        Histoire naturelle des cinq sens et la phonation. Oblong folio. Hand-colored. 21x28.5in

      Paris, 1875. Few marginal tears, otherwise good.

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        Intelligenz-Blatt der Königlich Bayerischen Stadt Augsburg. 1875 - 1896. 30. bis 51. Jahrgang. 22 Bände.

      Augsburg. Druck und Verlag von Theodor Lampart 1875 bis 1896,. lückenlose und vollständige 22 Jahrgänge der (jeweils 97 bis 110 Nummern.) 2 mal die Woche erscheinenden amtliche Ausgaben, zusammen ca. 2200 Einzelnummern mit ca. 9000 Seiten! mit goldgeprägten Halbleinen- bzw Halb-Kunstleder- Einbänden mit verstärkten Ecken, saubere Buchbindearbeit, am Rücken mit kleinem Papieretikett. Die Bände 1875 bis 1879 mit Inventurzeichen und Stempel (Gemälde-Gallerie-Conservatorium Augsburg) die restlichen Bände ohne jegliche Eintragungen, sehr geringe Flecken am Schnitt und Vorsätzen ansonsten fast ohne Gebrauchsspuren, tadellos, sehr schön erhalten. 24,5 x 22,5 cm, sehr selten! rar! sonst nirgends angeboten! zusammen ca. 17,00 kg schwer. --- Dieses Blatt erscheint nach Bedürftniß und wird ex offico gegen 20 Pf. Zustellgebühr per Quartal angegeben.---- Inhalt: Register zum städtischen Intelligenzblatt. Verfügungen, Erlasse, Bekanntmachungen, Augsburger Schrannen-Anzeige mit den Getreidepreisen, Trockenfutter Preise, Viehmarkt- Wochenbericht, Course der Staatspapiere, Statistische Jahresberichte über das städtische Krankenhaus und vieles mehr. Vor allem sind in den - Augsburger Populations-Anzeigen- sämtliche standesamtliche Geburten, Heiraten und Sterbe-Anzeigen, anfangs noch nach Konfessionen getrennt, aufgeführt. Für den geschlossenen Zeitraum sind so, ca. 55.000 Geburten (auch uneheliche und Totgeburten), 40.000 Sterbeeintragungen (mit Todesursache) und ca. 8000 Hochzeiten, chronologisch mit Namen und Straßenangaben verzeichnet. Dazu noch: wöchentlicher Nachweis der Bevölkerungs-Vorgänge in der Stadt Augsburg. - wöchentliche Übersicht der Sterbefälle und der Geburten mit Tabelle der Krankheitsformen und Todesursachen.----Wenn man bedenkt, dass für einige Pfarreien in Augsburg der gesamte Kirchenbücher-Bestand 1944 durch Brand vernichtet wurde, ist dies die umfassenste Quelle für Familienforscher!

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        The South America Pilot Part II. Comprising Magellan Strait, Tierra del Fuego, and West Coast of South America

      printed by the Hydrographic Office and sold by J.D. Potter, London 1875 - Large octavo, two plates of maps; untrimmed in the original faded green linen boards, title in gilt to front board and spine, the board stained and a bit water-marked, but a very good copy. An important and very rare pilot, comprising the detailed surveys of South America undertaken by King and Fitzroy on the Adventure and Beagle. This is the seventh edition, updated, but still substantially the work of King and Fitzroy: any edition of this work is now of some rarity because of both the heavy use to which copies were subjected, as well as the standard rules regarding Hydrographic Office printing. In command of the Adventure was Phillip Parker King, the Australian-born son of the third governor Philip Gidley King, who became the British navy's leading hydrographer and was one of the first native-born Australians to reach world stature: King completed the Australian coastal exploration begun by Flinders, and then commanded the Adventure on her South American survey in company with the Beagle. The surveys which resulted in this work were supervised by Phillip Parker King whose Sailing Directions for the Coasts of Eastern and Western Patagonia, now a very rare book, was published by the Hydrographic Office in 1832. The present work borrows from the Sailing Directions, but appears to have been first issued in the present form by the Hydrographic Office in 1850 (with the title Sailing Directions for South America, Part 2). The work was revised for the fifth edition of 1860 by Thomas A. Hull RN, who chiefly added new directions rather than particularly revising the work of King and Fitzroy. Reflecting the way in which the work was intended to be used by mariners, the two pages of maps are included as an "index to Admiralty charts alluded to in this work." As a result, this is one of the rarest of any works relating to either King or the Beagle voyage. No copy appears to be recorded in any Australian collection, and the sum total of any of the editions in international collections could be counted on the fingers of less than two hands. Attractively, this copy has pencil notes confirming that it was once owned by Captain L.D. Smith of Chatham Massachusetts. Smith was the captain of the Bark Moro Castle, and he has signed the front endpaper and dated it 15 November 1883. According to the 1889 List of Merchant Vessels of the US, the bark Moro Castle was built in 1869 in Mystic Connecticut, and its home port was Boston. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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