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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Il Lago Maggiore, Stresa e le Isole Borromee. Notizie storiche.

      Tip. Aldina F. Alberghetti e F., 1875-1878., Prato, - 4 volumi in-8° (cm. 22,5), legature coeve in m. pelle con titolo e fregi ai dorsi (lievi usure), tagli spruzzati; pp. [2] XIII 559 [3], 542 [2], X 581 [1], 451 [1] in buono stato, Ex libris ai contropiatti, lievi fioriture sparse; manca la carta del lago. Prima edizione del capolavoro storiografico verbanese del De Vit apparso nei primi 4 volumi delle sue Opere Varie. All'ultimo di essi è legato il quinto delle dette Opere, ossia Memorie storiche di Borgomanero e del suo mandamento (Prato 1880) di pp. XII 294 [2] con 2 tavole ripiegate f.t. Cfr. Ferraris I, 1209. Buon esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat + Verlag Klaus Breinlich]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Berceo (Libros Antiguos)]
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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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        Davies's Map of the Environs of London.

      1875 - London, Edward Stanford, 1875. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, sheet 790 x 1155mm. A large and detailed map, covering from Windsor in the west clockwise to Potter's Bar, Amersham, Brentwood, Dartford and Leatherhead. The map highlights the railway system that had expanded considerably in recent years. HYDE: 39.

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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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        Plato, and the Other Companions of Sokrates.

      John Murray, 1875 - 3rd ed. 8vo. 3 vols. xxxix, 564, xxviii, 620, xxiii, 602, 76pp. Full prize morocco, spine & cover on the gilt emblem of University of Cambridge, gilt edges, bound by Seyer & Wilson, Cambridge. A fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 (besonders S. 309), Supplement zu PP - 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]

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      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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      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; "

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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 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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