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        Kamilaroi and other Australian Languages

      Sydney,: Thomas Richards, 1875.. Small quarto, lithograph frontispiece portrait, several wood-engraved illustrations including a waratah; very good in the original pebbled dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Second edition, substantially revised from the first edition of 1866, of this important account of the language and customs of some of the Aboriginal tribes of New South Wales, with a focus on the Kamilaroi language of New England and the Upper Hunter.Ridley (1819-1878) was one of John Dunmore Lang's recruits, arriving in Sydney in 1850. After a short stint at the Australian College Ridley he became an itinerant missionary in New England and as far north as Moreton Bay, a role which he fulfilled until 1857 when he was posted to Portland in Victoria. Although his later career saw him work at the University of Sydney and head the Chinese Mission in Sydney, he maintained a lifelong interest in the Australian Aborigines, and this work is the pinnacle of his efforts.The book includes a good introduction to Kamilaroi, the language of the Aborigines of the Namoi, Liverpool Plains and the Upper Hunter, and prints "Gurre Kamilaroi", a Missionary primer which retells the stories of Adam and Lazarus. Otherwise there are notes on: Wailwun (Barwan River); Kogai (on the Maranoa and Cogoon); Pikumbul (about Calandoon); Dippil (north side of Moreton Bay); Turrubul (Brisbane River) with a paraphrase from Genesis; Turuwul (which Ridley calls the language of "the now extinct Tribe of Port Jackson", with notes derived from his interviews with Mrs. Lizzie Malone; and Wodi-Wodi (the Illawarra).The book also has an important section on Aboriginal traditions, stories and customs (pp. 135-172).Ferguson, 14916; Greenway, 7973.

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        Jing Han Zhu Jiang He Ting (The very first edition Koran with Arabic script and Chinese translation and Chinese transliteration)

      the very first first edition Koran in Chinese, 3 volumes, published in 1875 in Yun Nan Province. Yun Nan is a minority border province of southwestern China where Islam first arrived at China. binding in the oriental way. Some wear and rebounded in 3 volumes by former owner.Very Scarce, no record at OCLC and at library in China.

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        A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF EUROPE not observed in the British Isles, 5 Volumes, complete

      London: George Bell, 2nd edition, revised, 1875-76.. Small bumps to a few corners, back outer corner of one volume with flecking to the cloth, spines lightly sunned, the text and plates are bright and clean with mild foxing to the preliminary pages of a few volumes only, a tight, near fine copy in a very attractive binding.. Pp. ix, (3) 150; iv, 172; iv, 176; iv, 180; (4), 175, (3), with 253 fine hand-colored plates, some text-figures. Original elaborately blind-stamped and gilt-decorated red cloth with gilt scene on front covers, sm 4to. Zimmer (pg. 87) states: "Principally an account of the habits of non-British European birds, with brief descriptions and synonymy, forming a sort of sequel to Morris's 'History of British Birds,' 1870". The hand-colored plates are by Fawcett with many illustrations of eggs.

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        A History of the Birds of Europe. Not Observed in the British Isles (5 vol)

      York Street, Covent Garden, London: George Bell and Sons, 1875 5 volumes complete with all the 180 bird plates and 58 plates on Bird eggs. All 5 volumes uniformly bound in modern tan half leather with marbled boards, some blind tooling. Spines have raised bands, titles and tooling in gilt. Internally, new endpapers, NO inscriptions, all plates have their contemporary guards. Second Edition. Volume 1, 1875, half title and tissue guarded frontis present, (2), (ix), (3), 150pp. Volume 2, 1875, (1), (iv), 171pp. Volume 3, 1875, (1), (iv), 176pp, (8), includes the errata sheet and adverts dated 1875. Volume 4, 1875, (1), (iv), 180pp. Volume 5, 1876, (5), 176, (8). A lovely set!. The first edition was published in 4 volumes in 1859. (Sitwell p 81. WorldCat. COPAC)Bree was a well known naturalist and produced "The History of the Birds of Europe, Not Observed in the British Isles" and "Popular Illustrations of the Lower Forms of Life" and his famous "An Exposition of Fallacies of in the Hypotheses of Charles Darwin" which was an attack on Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

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        Cesvs Klist em Opunvkv-herv Maro coyvte = the Gospel according to Matthew : translated from the original Greek into the Muskokee language

      NY: American Bible Society, 1875. 92 pp., original self wrappers, disbound with early and late leaves chipped at the edges, no text loss. Photos available upon request.

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        KERAMIC ART OF JAPAN

      1875. Paperback. Very Good. AUDSLEY, George Ashdown, and BOWES, James Lord. KERAMIC ART OF JAPAN. London: Henry Sotheran & Co, 1875. First edition, in 7 part. Folio. In total: lxxi + 61pp. with 12 plates (plate "J" not included, as usual); 50 (of 51-- plate #35 missing) plates with accompanying text (missing text page for plate 50) + list of marks and monograms, with 4 plates. 66 plates in all. Overall, a very good set. Some plates show light soiling at and along the edges as wells as a few nicks. The wrappers, (all are present) are either separated or quite worn at the folds and the contents are extracted from each one. All plates and text pages are loose. Internally, there is only occasional foxing and/or a touch of soil but overall it is a clean, bright, and pleasing example of this magnificent Victorian color plate book in an unusual format. A copy of the prospectus (folio size) is included.

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        'DOWN THE ROAD' OR REMINISCENCES OF A GENTLEMAN COACHMAN

      London: Longmans, Green, 1875. Fine. First edition xxi, 224p. Illustrated with twelve color plates by Henry Alken beautifully chromolithographed by Hanhart. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in full dark blue crushed morocco with marbled; endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles, the panels with triple-ruled frames and coaching ornaments, the covers with frames of 5 gilt rules, similar dentelles. With Zaehnsdorf's small gilt logo on the rear endpapers reserved for their best bindings

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        Mrs. Jameson's Works (10 volumes): Characteristics of Women; Diary of an Ennuyee; Legends of the Madonna; Legends of the Monastic Orders; Loves of the Poets; Memoirs of the Early Italian Painters; Sacred and Legendary Art, Volumes I and II; Sketches of Ar

      Boston, MA USA: James R Osgood. Near Fine. 1875. Hardcover. 16mo. 10 volumes published between 1875 and 1877, bound in 3/4 leather over marbleized boards, with five raised bands & extra gilt, marginal wear to leather. Marbled endpapers and edges. Light rubbing to bottom edges and corners. Engraved frontis with protective tissue. Each book is stamped "Purchased from FW Cottle Estate" who may have been a descendent of Joseph Cottle, author of Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. Solid bindings, clean and bright text. Very little if any foxing, but a couple of the books have light stains of half title pages. .

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        The Narcissus: Its History and Culture

      London, L.Reeve & Co., 1875. 8vo. 1st ed 25.0 x 16.5 cms. 48 hand-coloured litho plates. With a scientific review of the whole species by J.G.Baker. Original gilt and blindstamped cloth. Spine faded with ends and inner hinges repaired, slight darkening of paper from edges plates clean and bright with all tissue guards present. Owner's bookplate inscription on front free end paper, fore corners rubbed. An decent copy of a scarce book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

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        Sketches, New And Old - 1st Edition/1st State

      Boston: American Publishing Company. Near Fine. 1875. First Edition; First Printing. 1/2 Leather. A most attractive, unrestored First Edition/first state copy, in the scarce original publisher's 1/2 Morocco leather binding with gilded pages and peach end papers in near fine condition, front end paper cracked at hinge, hinges tight and fully intact though. Includes the rare inserted notice on page 299 denying Mark Twain's authorship of the piece. All points present as per BAL 3364; Twain's sixty-three often outrageous sketches, composed between 1863 and 1875. From a piece about the difficulty of getting a pocket watch repaired properly to thoughts on bureaucrats, courts of law, the profession of journalism, the claims of science, and the workings of government .

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        The Dramatic Works of Moliere

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

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        Preludes. With illustrations and ornaments by Elizabeth Thompson.

      London: Henry S. King and Co. 1875 - Octavo. Original green cloth over bevelled boards, spine lettered in gilt, front side illustrated un gilt, upper edge uncut, brown coated endpapers Some light rubbing to boards and at extremities, spine a little darkened, some light foxing and browning to prelims with one or two occasional spots to text block, otherwise an excellent copy. 6 engraved plates with tissue guards by Elizabeth Thompson, including frontispiece, title page inscribed and dated by the author, book plate to front pastedown, binder's ticket to rear pastedown. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author: "Dr. Sebastian Evans from the author June 1875". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A JOURNAL OF RAMBLINGS THROUGH THE HIGH SIERRAS OF CALIFORNIA BY THE "UNIVERSITY EXCURSION PARTY."

      San Francisco: Francis & Valentine, 1875.. 103pp. plus nine original mounted albumen photographs. 20th-century three- quarter morocco and blue cloth, spine gilt. Spine sunned. Frontispiece photograph with three small stains and the final two photographs exhibiting some moderate fading, else quite clean internally. A very good copy. A rare photographically illustrated account of a tour of Yosemite and the High Sierras, by one of the pioneer founders of the University of California. LeConte studied with Agassiz at Harvard before going to California to serve as professor of geology, and he was among the charter members of the Sierra Club. This work describe's LeConte's first expedition, with students of the University, into the Sierras, and the text wonderfully transmits LeConte's enthusiasm for the region and its natural beauty. In his autobiography he describes his first years in California as "very active ones for me, the wonderful new country, so different from any that I had previously seen, the climate, the splendid scenery, the active, energetic people, and the magnificent field for scientific, and especially for geological investigations...." "A record of an excursion by Prof. LeConte and nine members of one of the early classes of the university. It is stated that but 20 copies were printed" - Cowan. The actual number of copies printed was almost certainly higher, perhaps as many as 120 (twelve for each member of the party). A beautiful book, with superb photographs depicting the range of northern California's natural splendor. The images are captioned on the mounts as follow: 1) "...Great Yosemite Fall" (frontispiece group portrait of the party). 2) "The Grizzly Giant...." 3) "The High Sierras...." 4) "The Gates of the Valley...." 5) "Bridal Veil Fall...." 6) "The Heart of the Sierras. Lake Tenaya." 7) "Day-Dawn in Yosemite. The Merced River." 8) "...North Dome, South (Half) Dome...." 9) "Montgomery St., San Francisco. Where our trip ended." HOWES L175. COWAN (1914), p.137. FARQUHAR 14a. CURREY & KRUSKA 230. KURUTZ, CALIFORNIA BOOKS ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS 27. ZAMORANO SELECT 64.

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        [MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED BY PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT, COMMUTING THE SENTENCE OF A MINNESOTA MOONSHINER]

      Washington. Feb. 25, 1875.. [2]pp., plus integral docketing leaf. Folio. Old folds. Slight separation at some folds. Some light soiling. Very good. Interesting official document signed by President Ulysses S. Grant and Secretary of State Hamilton Fish, pardoning John Murgen of Minnesota who was "convicted of illicitly distilling, and was sentenced to be imprisoned for six months, and to pay a fine of one thousand dollars." Having served four months of his sentence, Murgen is recommended for pardon by the officials of his district, and the President has granted him "a full and unconditional pardon." It is stamped with the embossed seal of the United States and docketed on the verso. This item is tinged with some irony, as Grant's whiskey consumption was quite notable, as was the involvement of his government in the Whiskey Ring scandal, in which politicians and officials skimmed millions off of the federal liquor taxes and into their own pockets.

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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

      London: John Murray,, 1875. Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Sixth edition, with Additions and Corrections. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and decorative band at head and foot gilt, blind-tooled rules and decorations to boards, brown coated endpapers. W. Bone & Son binder's ticket. Illustrated with one folding diagram. Binding lightly rubbed, spine bumped, back hinge just starting to split, a bright copy. Sixth edition, fifteenth thousand. On its first appearance in 1872 the sixth edition (eleventh thousand) was the final lifetime edition of the book, with extensive revisions, a new chapter by Darwin, and the first use of the word evolution in this book (the term was originally used in The Descent of Man in 1871). This is by far Darwin's best known and most important book and has justly been described by Horblit as "the most influential scientific work of the 19th century" and by Freeman as "the most important biological book ever written".

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        Seleucides Nigricans [Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise]

      London: Taylor and Francis for Henry Sotheran & Co., 1875-88. Hand- coloured lithograph by Gould and William Hart, printed by the Mintern Brothers. Very good condition apart from some overall slight soiling. 22 x 15 1/8 inches. 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.

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        A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds

      London: George Bell, 1875. Second edition. Three volumes. 233 coloured plates. Royal 8vo (10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches). Original green cloth, boards blocked in blind with central gilt blocked nest with eggs, spines elaboratey gilt. Inner gutter between pages viii & 1 cracked but very firm. Headband of volume 3 slightly pulled causing very short split. Lower fore-corners of boards a little rubbed. Some light foxing to prelims. It would be hard to find a nicer set, the bindings remarkably fresh and bright, the text and plates free from foxing.

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        Album of Seaweed Specimens, an Unusual Collection of Exquisite Ocean Botanicals

      England, circa 1875-1880 Collection of 73 ocean botanical specimens, neatly mounted to Whatman paper watermarked with the year 1875, then mounted to 35 heavy giltedged cardstock leafs of a quality English made album. Tissue guard fragments placed between leafs. Quarto, burgundy leather gilt lined boards, titled "Seaweed' to spine, original white satin endpapers bearing a bookseller's label from Newcastle Upon Tyne. Specimens vary in size, most being sizeable, the smallest spanning approximately 9 x 6cm, and the largest spanning approximately 25 x 15cm. Scant few specimen fragments show minor chipping, one has become unmounted, otherwise in very good condition, the lot retaining vivid colour and form. A most impressive illustration of 'seaweed' collected by an enthusiast of phycology, who began to gather and preserve the benthic marine algae circa 1875, taking particular interest in the coastal regions of his native land, with many samples from the North Sea, some also possibly from the Kent Channel in the Irish Sea. Over 70 samples are counted in this delightfully unusual volume of marine biology interest, a few species found in duplicate to illustrate variant formations and colours, several species are represented. Specimens are tactile, some of which lend ease in feeling the definition of their leaf edges or skeletal stems systems. The more delicate near-translucent varieties require an astute eye or aid of microscope to discern physical dimension. Deduced by the bookseller's label, Newcastle-on-Tyne in North East England is where the album was purchased, and most probably the environs from which the specimens were gathered. The beautiful marine life forms include, among others, various Rhodophyta (red algae) such as the Laurencia Obtusa and the Laurencia Nadifica, samples of the Cystoseira genus including the Compressa, Tamariscifolia, and Baccata. Highlights include the Delesseria Sanguinea and a vibrant Ulva or sea lettuce. .

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        CARTE-DE-VISITE. Signed

      N.p., n.d. [Paris: c. 1875]: Zola, Émile François., 1875 Zola, Émile François. CARTE-DE-VISITE. Signed. N.p., n.d. A 3" 1/4 x 5" carte-de-visit unsigned but inscribed with printed Emil Zola, Rue de Bruxelles 21 bis. Zola has added in blue fountain pen "Avec mes plus vifs remerciements" [Loosely trans. as "In appreciation for living well"]. A fine example. With: Autograph SIGNATURE. N.p., n.d. A 1" 1/4 x 3" signature cut in near fine condition. For both items $1275. Emile Zola [1840 - 1902] French writer, the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism & an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. He was a major figure in the political liberalization of France & in the exoneration of the falsely accused & convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, which is encapsulated in the renowned newspaper headline J'Accuse.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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

        Very scarce first systematic survey of giant tortoises by Albert Gunther of the British Museum, complete with 13 accompanying plates.  Gunther was ?the first to dispel the notion that there was only one giant tortoise species in the whole world.  There are, he stated, two general populations of giant tortoise: one restricted to the Indian Ocean islands, the other to the Galapagos Islands.  The morphological distinctions between the two populations are clear.  Never again should the world?s giant tortoise population be referred to under the single name of Testudo indica... [Gunther also stated] that within the tortoise populations of the Indian Ocean and Galapagos Islands, it was possible to detect a number of distinctive species...  Gunter had divided the once all-encompassing nomenclature of Testudo indica into at least eight species, three in the Indian Ocean and five in the Galapagos? (Chambers, A Sheltered Life: The Unexpected History of the Giant Tortoise, 137). ?Gunther?s 1875 monograph was to be the foundation for a new era of research on giant tortoises.  He had stamped out some of the myths that had been rattling around the scientific community for over half a century.  Because of his careful observations and measurements, there could now be no doubt that the giant tortoises were more diverse and endemic than anyone, other than perhaps Darwin, had hitherto expected? (ibid). CONDITION & DETAILS: Entire volume.  Large 4to. 12 x 9.75 inches (300 x 244mm). [14], 315 pages, [52 plates], 4. Ex-libris bearing only a bookplate on the front flyleaf.  No spine markings at all.  ILLUSTRATION: 52 plates, many of which fold out.  13 of the plates pertain to the Gunther paper (minor foxing at the outer margins of two of the plates).  BINDING: Bound in original maroon cloth, blind stamped on the front and rear boards; a bit rubbed and scuffed at the edge tips.  The cloth on the spine is chipped with loss.   INTERIOR:  Complete. Occasional age spotting and toning, largely bright and very clean throughout.  

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        Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. From Drawings and Notes of the Author, made during Eight Years' Travel amongst Forty-Eight of the Wildest and most Remote Tribes of Savages in North America

      London: "Geo. Catlin. Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly" [i.e. Chatto & Windus], [circa 1875]. Folio. (21 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches). Letterpress title and plate list, 31 hand-coloured lithographic plates, all mounted on card within ink- ruled frames. Unbound as issued within publisher's brown cloth covered portfolio, original red morocco label on the upper cover, expertly rebacked to style, glazed yellow endpapers. Housed in a red morocco backed box. The very rare deluxe issue of the thirty-one plate edition of Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio, hand-coloured and mounted on card. This edition of Catlin's famous work on American Indians includes six additional lithographs, comprising two portraits, a group portrait of Ojibways, two tribal dance scenes, and a hunting scene. These six plates were evidently executed in the 1840s when Catlin envisioned a series of Indian "Portfolios," but they were not printed and issued until the present edition, making this the first complete edition of Catlin's portfolio. Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio contains the results of his years of painting, living with and travelling amongst the Great Plains Indians. In a famous passage from the preface, Catlin describes how the sight of several Indian chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their vanishing way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian." From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. He painted around 600 highly realistic and powerfully projected portraits of Indians, carefully recording their costume, culture and way of life. In addition to publishing the present work, Catlin also spent from 1837 to 1852 touring the United States, England, France and Holland with his collection of paintings, examples of Indian crafts and accompanied by representative members of the Indian tribes. A financial reversal in 1852 meant that he lost the collection, but he spent his later years making several trips to South and Central America, sketching the natives there. Research by William Reese has demonstrated that the 31 plate issue of the Portfolio was not produced until the firm of Chatto & Windus purchased the copyright to the book from the famed bookseller Henry Bohn. According to the Chatto & Windus records, which survive, these were printed from the original lithographic stones, in 1871 and published circa 1875 with a list of plates (present here but often found lacking). The 31-plate issue is far rarer than any of the 25 plate issues, and only in this format can the extra six plates be found. Like the first edition of the Portfolio, the 31 plate edition was published in three formats: tinted on paper, hand- coloured on paper and a deluxe issue, hand-coloured and trimmed and mounted on card in the style of original watercolours. This final issue is the most rare and desirable. Of the 28 copies of the 31 plate issue located by Reese in his census, only two were of the deluxe issue, as here. Howes C243; McCracken 10; Wagner-Camp 105a; cf. Abbey Travel 653 (ref); cf. Sabin pp. 436 (25 plates only), William S. Reese, The Production of Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio, 1844-1876.

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        The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston 1875 - Bound in brick-coloured pictorial cloth with black and gilt decorations to front board and spine. Black and white illustrations throughout. Some shelfwear to outer corners and to head and heel of spine. Spine somewhat darkened. Lower page edges show minute trace of damp staining, darkening to tail edge at spine. Also minor damp staining to upper outside corners of prelims and endpages. Damp stains do not affect text. Faint foxing to first and last few pages. Previous ownership inscription to front blank. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letter signed, with autograph postscript, to Latimer Clark

      New York, 1875. Very Good. Gray, Elisha (1835-1901). L.s., with autograph postscript, to Latimer Clark. New York, September 29, 1875. 1 page. 255 x 205 mm. Traces of mounting on verso, some spotting, small tears in left margin (not affecting text). Provenance: Latimer Clark.Elisha Gray, a prolific inventor of telegraph and other electrical devices, was a founder of the firm Barton and Gray, an ancestor of the Western Electric Company. In July 1875 Gray obtained two patents for a system of "electro-harmonic telegraphy" for transmitting musical tones as a means of increasing the number of messages that could be sent over a single wire. This led him to consider the possibility of a device that could transmit speech by wire, and on February 14, 1876, he filed a caveat (a confidential report of an invention not yet fully perfected) for such a device with the United States Patent Office, just hours after the filing of Alexander Graham Bell's patent application for a speaking telephone. Gray's and Bell's patents were later the subject of a bitter infringement battle, which ended with the court's determination that the Bell telephone patents were valid. Although deeply disappointed by this outcome, Gray continued to invent electrical devices, including the "telautograph," an ancestor of the facsimile machine.Gray's letter to Clark reads as follows:I have made an arrangement with Mr. Cyrus Field, by which he purchases one third of all our Patents except that in Great Britain, and of that I propose to transfer to him one third of my own half. We intend taking immediate steps forward pushing forward the sale of rights and instruments, and we are confident that he can render valuable assistance in these efforts.I hope you will at once signify your approval of the sale to him of the share in the English patents.Have you any news to give me or any plans to propose?I remain, Dear Sir, Yours truly, Elisha GrayPS: Please answer care Cyrus W. Field 145 Broadway, New YorkIt appears from both this letter and from Field's letter to Clark of December 9, 1875, that Clark had an interest in some of Gray's patents. Origins of Cyberspace 147.

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        Photographie médicale d'un cadavre d'enfant ayant succombé à une trachéotomie. Circa 1875

      Photographie médicale d'un cadavre d'enfant ayant succombé à une trachéotomie. Format: 20,5 x 16cm (25x20,5cm avec les marges), tirage original. Circa 1875. (tv) Bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        Contribution à l'étude du traitement du Bec de Lièvre double compliqué

      Blois, Marchand 1875 In-4° broché, cartonnage d'attente moderne, 64 pages, 3 planches h-t avec 3 photographies contrecollées, trace de mouillures, très légères, dans la marge de quelques pages. Très important travail dédié au président de thèse Richet, le grand chirurgien, ainsi qu'à de Montméja. Pour illustrer les indications et la technique opératoire l'auteur a choisi d'utiliser la photographie ; la célèbre planche donnant l'image de l'enfant avant et après l'intervention fait partie de la grande histoire de la photographie médicale. (AC) Très bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        PARIS A TRAVERS LES AGES -14 LIVRAISONS / ASPECTS SUCCESSIFS DES MONUMENTS ET QUARTIERS HISTORIQUES DE PARIS, DEPUIS LE XIIIe SIECLE JUSQU*'A NOS JOURS :

      FIRMIN DIDOT ET CIE. 1875-1882. In-Folio.Carré. En feuillets. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos fané. Fortes mouillures. 72 pages +8 planches / 52+7 / 75+-7 / 44+6 / 44+7 / 47+7 / 68+5 / 59+7 / 75+7 / 55+7 / 57+7 / 64+6 / 54+7 / 56+4 / Chaque livraison est illustrée de nombreuses gravures en noir dans le texte, de lettrines, les textes ornés d'une frise flaurale - Les planches sont illustrées de gravures en couleurs, de plans et de calques / Chaque livraison est présentée sous une couverture cartonnée rigide rouge, dont les titres, blasons et Editeir sont dorés - Les couvertures sont defraichies et les mouillures sur toutes les tranches de tête (intérieur et extérieur de l'ouvrage) sans conséquence sur la lecture. SOMMAIRE DE CHAQUE LIVRAISON : L'HOTEL DE VILLE / LE CHATELET ET SES ENVIRONS / LE LOUVRE ET SES ENVIRONS / LA CITE (ENTRE LE PONT NOTRE DAME ET LE PONT AU CHANGE) TOUR DE NESLES, INSTITUT SAINT GERMAIN DES PRES / QUARTIER DES INNOCENTS ET QUARTIER DES HALLES / LE PALAIS DE JUSTICE ET LE PONT NEUF / LA BASTILLE L'HOTEL SAINT PAUL ET L'ARSENAL / LES TUILERIES / PALAIS ROYAL / LE PETIT CHATELET ET L'UNIVERSITE / NOTRE DAME, L'HOTEL DIEU ET LES ENVIRONS / LE TEMPLE ET LA RUE ROYALE / PARIS GALLO ROMAIN

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        Herculanum et Pompéi. Recueil général des peintures, bronzes, mosaïques, etc...découverts jusqu'à ce jour, et reproduits d'après Le Antichita di Ercolano, il Museo Borbonico et tous les ouvrages analogues. Augmenté de sujets inédits gravés au

      Firmin-Didot 1875 Reliure éditeur de papier marbré, pièce de titre rouge. De légers accrocs sur qq. reliures. Complet. Bon exemplaire. Herculanum et Pompéi. Recueil général des peintures, bronzes, mosaïques, etc...découverts jusqu'à ce jour, et reproduits d'après Le Antichita di Ercolano, il Museo Borbonico et tous les ouvrages analogues. Augmenté de sujets inédits gravés au trait de cuivre par H. Roux Ainé, et accompagné d'un texte par M. L. Barré. En 8 tomes. Complet. I: Peintures: décorations architecturales. II: Peintures: compositions de plusieurs figures. III: Peintures: tableaux, paysages. IV: Peintures: figures isolées. V: Peintures: frises, mosaïques. VI: Bronzes: statues. VII: Bronzes: bustes, lampes. VIII: Musée secret.

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        Aide-Mémoire d'Artillerie Navale. Planches. 2e Livraison 1875 (Annexe au Mémorial de l'artillerie de la marine) : [ 18 planches dont 9 en couleurs ] Planche 23 : Atelier des fours à réverbères ; Planches 24 et 25 : Fours à réverbère de la contenance de 7500 kg ; Pl. 26 : Machine d'essai à la traction et à la compression de Desgoffe et Ollivier ; 27 : Machine à éprouver les métaux à la traction du colonel Maillard ; 28 : Balance Joessel ; 29 : Banc de forage ; 30 : Outils divers ; 31 : Atelier de tubage ; 32 : Frettage. Installation de la pièce à fretter ; 33 : Machine à rayer les canons ; 34 : Machine à tarauder les culasses ; 35 : Machine à percer horizontale ; 36 : Presse pour la mise en place des grains de lumière. Appareil à réaléser les logements d'obturateur des canons ; 37 : Hauts-fourneaux de Ruelle ; 38 : Etuve pour les Moules des Canons ; 39 : Machine à fraiser la glissière du verrou des appareils de mise de feu 40 : Instruments de mesure

      Imp. Lemercier et Cie 1875 18 planches dont 9 chromolithographiées au format 72 x 36 cm, sous chemise d'origine, Aide-Mémoire d'Artillerie Navale. Planches. 2e Livraison 1875 (Annexe au Mémorial de l'artillerie de la marine), Imp. Lemercier et Cie, Typographie Georges Chamerot : Planche 23 : Atelier des fours à réverbères ; Planches 24 et 25 : Fours à réverbère de la contenance de 7500 kg ; Pl. 26 : Machine d'essai à la traction et à la compression de Desgoffe et Ollivier ; 27 : Machine à éprouver les métaux à la traction du colonel Maillard ; 28 : Balance Joessel ; 29 : Banc de forage ; 30 : Outils divers ; 31 : Atelier de tubage ; 32 : Frettage. Installation de la pièce à fretter ; 33 : Machine à rayer les canons ; 34 : Machine à tarauder les culasses ; 35 : Machine à percer horizontale ; 36 : Presse pour la mise en place des grains de lumière. Appareil à réaléser les logements d'obturateur des canons ; 37 : Hauts-fourneaux de Ruelle ; 38 : Etuve pour les Moules des Canons ; 39 : Machine à fraiser la glissière du verrou des appareils de mise de feu 40 : Instruments de mesure Deuxième livraison de 1875 bien complète de l'intégralité toutes ses planches (la 38 et 39, publiées seulement jointes dans la livraison suivante sont icic bien présentes). Bon état (accroc à la chemise, bon état par ailleurs) Français

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        Australian Orchids.

      Sydney, Charles Potter, (1875-) 1882 (-94). 2 volumes. Folio (470 x 320mm). With 119 (10 double-page) lithographed plates of which 118 are hand-coloured and 1 plain plate of details. Later half calf, richly gilt decorated spines. First edition of the first monograph on Australian orchids, with fine illustrations from drawings made by the author. Robert Fitzgerald, surveyor and naturalist, came to Sydney from Ireland in 1856. He worked for the Department of Lands and was an enthusiastic field collector, devoting himself especially to the native orchids. The publication of the 'Australian Orchids' was acclaimed throughout the botanical world. J.D. Hooker considered it 'a work which would bring honour to any country and to any botanist', while George Bentham wrote 'thanks to you the Australian Orchidaceae are now better known than those of any country out of Europe'. The work was published in 12 parts and all 12 original printed wrappers have been bound in. The final part was published in 1894 after Fitzgerald's death by Henry Deane. 'The drawings are all by Fitzgerald, almost invariably from fresh specimens; the lithographs are by A.J. Stopps. Complete copies of the work are now very rare' (Stafleu). A fine set. Great Flower Books p. 56; Nissen BBI, 633; Stafleu & Cowan 1799.

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        Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and its Tributaries. Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, under the Direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

      xi, 291 pp. + plates. Later red buckram with gilt titles. First edition. Illus. with 80 b/w plates; folding map and profile in rear pocket. Sabin 64753. Howes P528. Graff 3336. Farquhar: Colorado River 42a. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 1261. Eberstadt 120-172. "One of the basic documents of Colorado River history, " Farquhar. "As a narrative of adventure, this book is one of the most justly celebrated documents in the literature of exploration, " Wheat. Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. A near fine copy, small bump to upper fore-corner, bookplate on front pastedown, inner margin of two preliminary leaves with minor staining, otherwise contents and maps fine.

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        A History of Grantchester, in the County of Cambridge.

      Grantchester: Printed, Illustrated and Published by the Author 1875.. First edition, small 8vo, (ii), 158 pp. Illustrated with 3 photographs and a woodcut, all by the Author. Original blind stamped cloth, spine and inner part of covers sunned, slight wear to spine ends. Only four copies located in British libraries. Not in Gernsheim.

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        Collection of 11 original watercolours from Asiatic Russia and Asia-Central executed 1875-79, showing physiognomic types from Asiatic Russia, all signed C. Basto, all with year.

      No date, No place, 1875-79. Large 4to.(37 x 30,5 cm.). Bound in later boards with a leather title-label on front cover "XI Portraits - Asiatic Russia - 1875-179" All 11exquisite watercolour portraits on fine handmade paper with watermark J. Whatman 1875. Paper uncut.. Comprising: 1. Postilhao Tartaro do Oural. Russia Asiatica.. - 2. Kirghise ou Kazaks do Turkestan Russo - Do Paiz de Khiva e Boukhara.Russia Asiatica. - 3. Jamchtchik Postilhao Yartaro N'Uma - Estacao do Oural. Russia Asiatica. - 4. Jamchtchik Postilhao Baschkir de Orembourco.Russia Asiatica. - 5. tartaro Cacador a Nogai Kourgane - Asia Central. - 6. Rapaz Sartho de Tchemkend.Russia Asiatica. - 7. Jamchtchik Postilhao Korghise da Grande Ordem. Russia Asiatica. - 8. Postilhao Russo na Cordilheira do Oural. Russia Asiatica.. - 9. Kighise dos Arredores de Tachkend - Asia-Central. - 10. Arabe - Russia Asiatica. - 11. Postilhao Russo dos Cosachos do Oural. Russia Asiatica

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        Oeuvres De J. De La Fontaine. 7 Volumes. Edited By Alphonse Pauly.

      Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1875, 1877, 1879, 1884, 1891. . One of 150 numbered sets. Quarto. Half morocco and polished calf with gilt rules on the covers, and gilt ornaments and letters on raised spines, t.e.g., marbled endpapers, xii, 397, [2]; [iii], 419, [1]; [iii], 401, [2]; [iii], 478, [1]; [iii], 468, [3]; [iii], 397, [2], [iii], [I]-C, 354, [3] pp. Marginal foxing, spines sunned, otherwise a very good condition. half leather. Book condition: Very Good

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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. Three Volumes

      New York: D. Appleton & Company. 1875. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. First edition of this three volume set bound in publisher's three quarter warm brown morocco leather over brown pebbled cloth, decorative cover lettering in gilt, slightly raised spine bands with gilt lettering, compartments ruled in gilt and blind, all edges gilt, white moire-textured endpapers, 488 + 460 + 491 pages. With around three hundred engravings per volume, plus accompanying text, this Victorian era set provided those at home to view sights they had never seen before, or perhaps provided a preview to a European trip in the Grand Tour tradition. Some rubbing to the edges with rubthrough at lower corners, a few scuffs but no spine chipping, good hinges, sound text blocks, light to moderate foxing to frontis plates, engraved titles and title pages, some very light occasional foxing to other plates, mainly near the far top edges, pages clean, crisp, and free from names or other markings.

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        Encyclopaedia Britannica. Ninth edition. 25 volume set. [Encyclopaedia; Encyclopedia]

      Edinburgh Adam & Charles Black Ltd 1875. G : in Good condition. Covers rubbed and scuffed. Spines faded 9th Edition Maroon hardback half-leather cover 290mm x 240mm (11" x 9"). 25000pp. N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination.

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

      New York, 1875. 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. 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. 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.In 1859 the British government appointed a joint committee to investigate the causes of the cable'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'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.Field'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's one-third interest in "Gray'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's British patents in return for his assistance in marketing the patent rights and instruments. Origins of Cyberspace 142.

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        Poets And Poetry Of Printerdom.

      . A collection of lyrics written by persons connected with printing. First edition limited to 600 numbered copies signed by Harpel. Bound in publisher's original full brown cloth with black and gilt stamped decorations. Adhesive stains on end papers, wear to corners and head and heel of spine, interior hinges weak, some text separated, otherwise very good. A very difficult book to find.

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        Oeuvres De J. De La Fontaine. 7 Volumes. Edited By Alphonse Pauly.

      . One of 150 numbered sets. Quarto. Half morocco and polished calf with gilt rules on the covers, and gilt ornaments and letters on raised spines, t.e.g., marbled endpapers, xii, 397, [2]; [iii], 419, [1]; [iii], 401, [2]; [iii], 478, [1]; [iii], 468, [3]; [iii], 397, [2], [iii], [I]-C, 354, [3] pp. Marginal foxing, spines sunned, otherwise a very good condition. half leather. Book condition: Very Good

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        Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours. Dessins par Mm. De Neuville et L. Benett.

      4°. 2 f.n.ch, 220 p., 4 f.n.ch.de catalogue., illustré. Reliure originale percaline vert "aux Initiales", signé Ch. Magnier au dos. "Voyage extraordinaires". - Premier tirage du texte avec la date de l'impression 55. - 1757-73, mais avec le catalogue 1875/76. Reliure de second plat Magnier type c2. Différences dans les dimensions avec les indications chez Jauzac 86. - Quelques rousseurs. Dos légèrement frotté. - Nom manuscrit sur la page de garde et petite déchirure à l'angle interieure.

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        THE WORKS The text edited by Alexander Dyce

      The Third Edition, 9 Volumes Chapman and Hall 1875. Bound in half blue crushed morocco, gilt pannelled spine.Teg.A lovely set. These bindings have been made by a master craftsman as opposed to a jobber binder and are contemporary with the date of the book. To have books bound like this in this day and age would be between £300-£500 per volume.However these volumes offered here may show a bit of wear but are still extremely attractive as a library furnishing. For the price stated here it is excellent value.Library Furnishing US$0

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        A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds. 3 volume set

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1875.. Second Edition. Half leather marbled board cover. VG : in very good condition with marbled eps. Spines sunned. Some scattered light foxing. Teg. 232 colour plates :: 260mm x 180mm (10" x 7") :: N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination

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        Om Noraskog. Äldre och nyare anteckningar. I-III.

      Stockholm, Ivar Haeggström, 1875-84. Tre volymer, XVI + 324 s. + 3 planscher varav 2 kolorerade; XV + (1) + 429 s.; 456 + VI s. Moderna halvskinnband. Främre omslagen medbundna

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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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        Album ca. 1870´erne (25x30 cm.)

      Præget tekst på forsiden :Album de Collections. Rød helshirting med præget gulddekoration på forpermen og lille farvet illustration. Ryggen med gulddekoration. Pænt og velholdt album. Indholder ca. 650 glansbilleder fra ca. 1875-1890 i varierende størrelser (mindste 0,5x0,50cm - største ca.10x10cm). Enkelte sider med kinesiske og egyptiske motiver som alle er dekoreret med guld. 3 mærker delvis lavet med farvet tråd eller stof. Mange blomstermotiver, dyremotiver og børn. Desuden enkelte engle samt negere. Sider samt glansbilleder i meget fin stand. Yderligere billeder sendes gerne på anmodning.. Album around 1870´s (25x30cm). Text on frontboard: Album de Collections. Red cloth with gilt decoration stamped onto the front board and a small coloured illustration. A well preserved album. Contains around 650 coloured scraps from around 1875-1890´s in different sizes (smallest measuring 0,50x0,50cm - largest 10x10 cm). Some pages with Chinese and Egyptian subjects which all are decorated with gold. 3 scraps partly made with fine fabric. Lots of flowers, animals and children scraps. Also a few angles and Blacks. Pages and scraps in very fine condition. More pictures available upon request. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Nos Actrices

      Cappiello, Leonetto (1875-1942). Nos Actrices. Paris: Éditions de la revue blanche, 1899. First edition. Original wrappers. Rebacked in cloth (some soiling to covers and top edge trimmed a bit closely). Plates in excellent condition, with very occasional soiling to margins. (3½" x 12¼"). Preface leaf, and 18 full-page colour plates by Leonetto Cappiello, printed on rectos only. A rare work by the great artist. Cappiello, a native of Livorno, Italy, came to Paris in 1898 and immediately found work illustrating for the satirical journal La Rire where he drew popular caricatures with a direct and simple style influenced by Toulouse Lautrec. In Nos Actrices, the publisher presents an album of portraits of some of the most renowned actresses of the day in costume. Figures include Marthe Brandes, Cecile Sorel, Sarah Bernhardt (as Medea), Rejane, Megard, Jeanne Granier, Marcelle Lender, and Simon Girard. "Voici un artiste nouveau, une vision nouvelle des types feminins, une facon neuve de traduire par le crayon et le pinceau l'impression d'art" (Preface, Marcel Prevost). Cappiello's style succeed to grow in popularity and his poster art influenced that form for many years to follow.

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