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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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        [Autograph Letter, Signed ("Mark"), to James R. Osgood]

      Hartford. 20 February 1875. Hartford. 20 February [1875].. One page, in ink, on octavo ruled lettersheet. Folded for mailing, else very good or better. To James R. Osgood, then principal of James R. Osgood & Company, and later publisher of THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER, and other titles by Clemens and his contemporaries: "My Dear Osgood: Confound it, my Boston trip is knocked in the head. It would take so long to explain why, that I will not attempt it, but only send regrets, do some private cussing, & wish the dinner party a happy time & Aldrich & family godsend & a glorious tour. Ys Ever Mark [flourish]." Clemens had earlier declined another invitation to dine with Osgood on 12 February. T.B. Aldrich and his wife embarked in late March for an eight month tour of Europe.

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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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        FABLES OF AESOP

      1875. 1. (BENNETT,CHARLES)illus. THE FABLES OF AESOP. Lond.: Chatto & Windus 1875. 4to (7 3/4 x 10"), blue cloth stamped in black and gold, spine ends sl. frayed and binding leaning a bit else VG+. First published in 1857, this second edition of Bennett's tour de force contains 24 (including title) very fine and fabulous color wood engraved plates of humanized animals engraved by Swain. As well as illustrating the book, Bennett also retold the text of the 22 fables. Quayle (Early Children's Books p.217) says it "contains some of Bennett's finest and most vigorous work." Quayle notes that Bennett (1829-1867) had a short career which was terminated by consumption but his books were "extremely popular, most passing though several editions." See also Early Children's Books and Their illustrators by Gottlieb (from the Pierpont Morgan Library) who list it as a notable edition of Aesop.

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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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        Return of Owners of Land - England and Wales ( exclusive of the Metropolis ) 1873. Two Vols

      HMSO - Her Majesty's Stationery Office / Printed By Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode 1875. Pagination is by county. Both books about 2.5 inches (8 cm) thick! Very good, in solid half calf binding and faded, torn purple cloth boards. The front hinge of volume I is starting at the bottom and small loss to part of head of spine of volume I. Small scrape to calf on volume 2 and overall some marking to leather on spines. Inside is remarkably clean and bright. 102a

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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 green morocco leather over green pebbled cloth, gilt decorative cover lettering, slightly raised spine bands with gilt lettering, compartments ruled in gilt and black, all edges gilt, brick red 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. Covers a little rubbed and scuffed with some minor mottling, a little roughness to one spine end but no chips, spines faded to a warm olive green (covers are a brighter green), spines have some minor and shallow vertical waviness near the center but are not dried, good hinges, sound text blocks with no loosened pages, engraved titles, adjacent tissues and frontis plates a little foxed, small inner margin tear to frontis tissue of volume I, other plates very good with only a few having some light foxing to the margins, pages very clean and free from names or other markings.

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        Walter Crane's New Toy Book

      London: George Routledge and Sons.. Illustrated by Walter Crane. Illustrated Embossed Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 10 x 7 ½ Inches Hardcover Beautifully illustrated book by walter Crane, not dated but has a neat inscription of previous owneron front endpaper dated 1875. Many full page colour illustrations with short text describing various children's stories. Pages are bright and clean with just a little very light foxing to some pages very minor, tiny split to rear endpaper at hinge this is only the paper and hinge is secure.Outer boards are a little rubbed and worn on edges, top of spine has small splits longest 2 inches these have been neatly stuck at some time. Boards are a little dusty and gold is very lightly worn. A pleasing copy of a scarce illustrated book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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        The Native Races of the Pacific States of North America.(5 volumes)

      D.Appleton and Co. New York. D.Appleton and Co. 1875. Red gilt titled Cloth. 8vo. First Edition. Profusely illustrated with fold-out maps, tables, diagrams, etc. Howes B :1 Some very minor chipping to spines. Volume One has small repair to bottom spine, light adhesive residue to front pastedowns, Vol.111 lacking rear free endsheet, else a Very lovely set of this most important work.

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        Souvenir de la Suisse (Deckelprägung)

      Album mit 25 Aquatinta-Ansichten (je ca. 13,5 : 19,5 cm). Zürich ca. 1875. Quer-4to. Roter Lwd. d. Zt. mit reicher Goldprägung auf dem Vorderdeckel. Schönes Album mit großformatigen Ansichten von Bern, Chamonix, Genf, Fribourg, Flüelen, Interlaken, Lindau, Luzern, Montreux, Thun, Zürich, Bergen und Landschaften des Berner Oberlands, von Rigi und Pilatus und des Rheinfalls. - Die Ansichten Dikenmanns erschienen in drei verschiedenen Formaten: "petit", "folio" und "grand". Das vorliegende Album entspricht dem Format "folio". [7 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Geographie universelle... revue, rectifiee et completement mise au niveau de l'etat actuel des conaissances geographiques par e. cortambert. paris, legrand et crouzet, 's.a. (meta' '800).

      Nove volumi di cm. 27, pp. 4.500 circa complessive. Completo di 2 ritratti, 8 tavole astronomiche e geografiche, 5 grandi carte geografiche rip. f.t. (tra cui un grande planisfero a colori), 19 tavole di costumi a colori e 66 vedute di città finemente incise su acciaio (di cui 5 di città italiane). Solida ed elegante leg. coeva in mezza pelle, dorso a 5 nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Fioriture a poche sezioni di carte, peraltro eccellente conservazione. Si tratta dell'edizione in assoluto più ricca iconograficamente di questa celebre opera geografica che fece testo per l'intero secolo scorso. Il nono volume funge da complemento ed aggiornamento ed è stampato nel 1875.

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        An original ink and watercolour drawing of an American steam locomotive

      [United States: circa 1875]. Original pen, ink and watercolour drawing on wove paper of a Mogul type locomotive, all within original ink ruled border, signed by the artist on the rail at the far right side. 18 1/8 x 32 1/2 inches. An expertly rendered drawing of one of the most powerful locomotives from the golden age of steam locomotion in the United States. The first American-built locomotive, the Best Friend, came into service in 1830. Lomomotive production reached its zenith in the decade following the Civil War, at the time of the present drawing. This "mogul" type locomotive is shown with cowcatcher and a 2-6-0 wheel configuration (2 small wheels at the front and six large driving wheels in the rear), a large headlamp with an American eagle emblem on its side, a wooden cab on which is neatly written "Mogul" and a riveted fire box below the boiler which shows a B within a six-pointed star within a circle. This powerful Mogul type locomotive was used primarily as a freight engine and was produced by the Baldwin Locomotive Works and Brooks Locomotive Works. The artist of the present drawing, G. H. Cushman, has signed his work at the bottom right on the rail.

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        Sporting sketches at home and abroad.

      By the old bushman. With original illustrations by G. Bowers. London, Bradbury, Agnew, & co., printers, (1875?). 8:o. XII,434,(2) s. & 4 litograferade plr i färg. Rött ganska nött och lite snedläst dekorerat oklbd. Hårdare nött överst och nederst på ryggen. Delvis loss i innerfalsarna. Bitvis lite småfläckig. Med samtida ägaranteckning och Gunnar Brusewitz exlibris.. Bring 820 nämner bara första upplagan från 1866, men detta är troligen en med fler illustrationer försedd andra upplaga som dateras till 1875 i några bibliotekskataloger. Arbetet hade delvis publicerats i tidskrifterna "The field" och "Intellectual observer". På s. 1-70 skildras svenska förhållanden, bl.a. en andjakt i Värmland. Det inledande kapitlet, "A bear hunt in Nordland", bygger på en artikel ur "Hernösands-posten". Författaren (1815-65) var engelsk journalist och naturforskare och långa tider bosatt i Värmland. Gunnar Brusewitz har ägnat Wheelwright ett kapitel i "Pärtkorgens hemlighet" där han bl.a. skriver: "Som författare står han i mitt tycke betydligt över Lloyd med sitt livliga journalistiska sinne, sin djupa bildning och drastiska humor."

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        Journey in the Caucasus, Persia, and Turkey in Asia

      London: John Murray, 1875. Good +. 2 volumes: 14 leaves of plates, 1 folded map; 20 cm. (7.5 inches). Publisher's dark green cloth with bevelled edges. Gilt-stamped spine title, and gilt-stamped spine and cover illustrations; blind-stamped decorations on spine and front board; decorative blind-stamped border on both boards. Dark brown endpapers. Vol. 1 includes publisher's advertisements on two pages preceding half title and four pages following text. Vol. 2 includes publisher's advertisements on two pages following index. Translated by Charles Heneage. A scarce and fascinating account of travel in mid-19th-century Asia. In Good+ Condition: both volumes slightly cocked; edges rubbed; one lower corner of vol. 1 rubbed through and frayed; covers slightly soiled; hinges weak; map and page of text following are foxed; otherwise only occasional light foxing.

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        Das Mineralreich in Bildern. Naturhistorisch=technische Beschreibung und Abbildung der wichtigsten Mineralien. 2. Auflage.

      Esslingen, J. F. Schreiber, 1875. Folio. Original publishers half cloth with chromolithographed front board. VI,64,24 pp. with 24 (finely hand coloured) lithographed plates

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        Historiskt bibliotek utgifvet af Carl Silfverstolpe.

      I-VII. Illustrerad. Stockholm, Klemmings Antiqvariat och Sortiment/P. A. Norstedt & Söner, 1875-80. 8:o. (12),+ 333,+ (blank),+ (2); (8),+ 436,+ LIV,+ (2) s.+ utvikbart litogr. facsimile; (8),+ 428,+ CXLI,+ (1) s.+ utvikbar litogr. karta; (8),+ 518,+ CXL,+ (1),+ (blank),+ 4; (8),+ 515,+ (blank),+ CXXX,+ 12; (8),+ 630,+ LII s.+ utvikbar litogr. karta; (8),+ 587,+ (blank),+ (6),+ LX,+ 12 s. Nära samtida hfrbd, guldornerade ryggar med upphöjda bind och röda resp. gröna titel- och detitelfält, marmorerade snitt (G. Hedberg). Sex volymer, lätta skrapmärken på ryggarna. Setterwall 107. Allt som utkom, med generalregister i sista delen. Fin svit av Carl Silfverstolpes föregångare till Historisk tidskrift, vilken började utges år 1881 med Hans Hildebrand som utgivare

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        DEL REGGIMENTO E COSTUMI DI DONNA di Messer Francesco Barberino secondo la lezione dell'antico testo a penna barberiniano per cura del conte CARLO BAUDI DI VESME senatore del regno.

      Bologna Romagnoli 1875 8° Pagine XLI + 443 Bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle. Piatti marmorizzati. Titolo e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso a nervi. Conservate le brossure editoriali. Ottimo esemplare. Una delle poche opere superstiti di Francesco di Neri di Ranuccio detto da Barberino (1264-1348), notaio e poeta. L'opera fornisce, con intento didascalico, vari precetti sull'educazione delle fanciulle da marito e sul modo con cui le donne devono comportarsi in società nelle varie occasioni della vita. La gentilezza e la leggiadria devono essere caratteristiche di una fanciulla: la vita si apre per accoglierla, e perciò essa deve presentarsi a lei in tutta la sua purezza. In versi e in aneddoti e novelline in prosa, l'Autore rallegra la serie dei precetti con osservazioni bonarie e curiose. (Carlo Cordiè, in Bompiani 2005, pag. 7991). Cfr. anche Passano, II/p. 50; Zambrini, I/p. 51.

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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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        Explorations in Australia... I. Exploration in Search of Dr. Leichardt (sic) and Party. II. From Perth to Adelaide, Around the Great Australian Bight. III. From Champion Bay, Across the Desert to the Telegraph and to Adelaide

      Sampson Low Marston Low & SearleLondon:: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle,. 1875.. Forrest was the first to cross the Australian continent from the west coast to the telegraph line (Warburton was the 1st in the opposite direction). Unlike other explorers, he was fortunate with the rain & had access to earlier maps from Gosse's expedition which directed him to water holes. Wantrup comments "... a complete record of Forrest's adventures exploring career. It is a work of great importance which must be added to every collection of exploration literature." Ferguson 9681. Wantrup 200. 8vo, (vii) 351pp, (iii)pp, 40 pp ads, 4 fold. maps, F + 7 ills by G.F. Angas. In original green gilt & black stamped cloth slt. bumped corners, spine tips reinforced, covers lightly marked, internally very good.

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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 Birds of South Africa. New Edition [Second and Best Edition]. Thoroughly revised and augmented by R. Bowdler Sharpe. SECOND AND BEST EDITION

      Bernard Quaritch, 1875-1884. Roy. 8vo., Second Edition, with 12 fine engraved plates in monochrome by Keulemans, one or two short marginal tears in blank margins of a few leaves; attractively bound in navy blue cloth, navy blue calf back lettered and ruled in gilt, uncut AND PARTIALLY UNOPENED, beige endpapers (original yellow free endpapers preserved), a very good, bright, clean copy.Wanting (blank) pages 856-866 as usual.The first edition of Layard's standard monograph was first published in Cape Town in 1867. This second and best edition was prepared by Sharpe and dedicated by him to Layard. The superb plates by Keulemans (sometimes coloured by hand; uncoloured in the present copy) appear here for the first time.A lovely copy of a scarce and standard reference.Mendelssohn I, p.872; Tate p.203.

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        CORRESPONDANCE INÉDITE DE LA COMTESSE DE SABRAN ET DU CHEVALIER DE BOUFFLERS-- 1778-1788 RECUEILLIE ET PUBSIÉE

      Paris. E. Plon et Cie, 1875. Deuxième Edition. PAGINATION: [ii], I-XVIII, 526, Table des Matières. BINDING: Full deep navy blue crushed morocco by Henri Noulhac (9 5/8" x 6 1/2", signed inside front cover); highly gilt ornamented spine with five raised bands and title in 2nd panel/date at bottom of spine. Boards framed in triple gilt fillets; gilt head- and tail-caps; 5/8" ornate gilt-decorate floral turn-ins over marbled endpapers. Exlibris of unknown person; all page edges gilt. THIS BINDING IS VERY BRIGHT, in fact SHIMMERS. ________ "A superlative craftsman, Noulhac specialized initially in plain leather bindings and copies of 18th-century bindings. By 1900 he had begun to incorporate modest floral emblems into the dentilled fillet borders of his covers...he did achieve respect as an instructor, numbering Rose Adler and Madeleine Gras among his students." -- p. 150, "Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbindings--French Masterpices 1880-1940" ________ On verso of half-title: Les éditeurs déclarent réserver leurs droits de traduction et de reproduction à l'étranger. Ce volume a été déposé au ministère de l'intérieu (direction de la libraire) en décembre 1874." ________ FINE CONDITION! ________ A LOVELY WORK in a CHOICE SPECIMEN OF A NOULAC BINDING.

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        Welsh Scenery (Chiefly in Snowdonia)

      London: WM Thompson, 1875 In maroon cloth with gilt and black ink decorative tooling and title, edges and corners rubbed slightly. Spine has title in gilt, looks like its been repaired in the distant past. Internally, NO inscriptions etc, lightest of browning to first and last couple of page edges, 20 mounted chromolitho plates of atmospheric Welsh scenes, each with is paper guard, clean and very tight, each with its own leaf of descriptive text, text block edges in gilt. A wonderful copy of a title which is normally found loose with plates separated! One of the best copies we have had! (COPAC. WorldCat)Walton, landscape painter, also illustrated seven books by his friend T. G. Bonney, including The Peaks and Valleys of the Alps (1867), The Coast of Norway (1871), and Welsh Scenery (1875). See ODNB for a full Bio.Bonney, geologist, though said to be of indifferent health at times, was a very active alpine mountaineer and carried out numerous field investigations, even into old age. He died at his home, in Cambridge, unmarried, on 9 December 1923. His autobiography, Memories of a Long Life (1921), says little about Bonney's geological work, but records his impressive alpine achievements, gives fascinating insights into Cambridge life in the nineteenth century, and reveals the author as a tremendous trencherman with a seemingly inordinate interest in food. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        RAFAEL WERK. SÄMMTLICHE TAFELBILDER UND FRESKEN DES MEISTERS. In Nachbildungen nach Kupferstichen und Photographen. Herausgegeben von Adolf Gutbier... Lichtdruck von Martin Rommel in Stuttgart, Dresden Verlag von Adolf Gutbier, 1875.

      3 voll.Splendida ril. carton. con ricche decoraz. impresse in oro e nero ai dorsi ed ai piatti, tagli dorati, cm 32x25; Vol.I : Text, pp IX, 2 c. non numer., 204; Vol. II: Tafelbilder, pp XVIII, 2 c. non numer. di t., 92 pregev. tavv b/n f.t. con scheda a fronte; Vol. III: Fresken und Tapeten, pp XVII, 2 c. non numer. di t., 93 pregev. tavv b/n f.t. con scheda a fronte. Ottimo esempl.

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        Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem, ex codicibus aucta et emendata. Edidit Gulielmus Dindorfius.

      6 volumes. Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1875-1888. With the foldout plates. Orig. dark red cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Untrimmed edges. Near fine, with only very minor signs of use and a slightly faded spine. Name on flyleaf (the Danish classical scholar Holger Friis Johansen)

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        Fors Clavigera. Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain.

      Orpington: George Allen 1875-1900.. Nine volumes, including the Index volume, mixed editions, including first editions of volume V and the Index volume, 8vo. 17 plates, marbled endpapers, morocco bookplate lettered in gilt in volume I. Contemporary brown half morocco, cloth sides, spines - excepting volume I - a little sunned, t.e.g., a most attractive set. "...one of the curiosities of literature. Its discursiveness, its garrulity, its petulance are amazing... [it] is full of passionate intensity; it abounds in forcible writing, and the ingenuity with which innumerable threads are knit together to enforce the author's economic principles is remarkable" (DNB). Wise I pp 177, 186.

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        THE CACTUS HUMANUS, METHODICALLY, VIZ.; INDUCTIVELY & DEDUCTIVELY, TREATED, ANALYZED, & ILLUSTRATED, BY ALBIGRAECUS CACATUS PEDO, TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN MS., FREELY ANNOTATED, & PROVIDED WITH AN ORIGINAL INTRODUCTION AND APPENDIX, BY BEAUMONT & FLETCHER

      [Reading, PA]: np, 1875. First Edition. Good. Original manuscript of 42 leaves, plus two hand-drawn plates. In contemporary composition book of sheep-backed marbled (tourniquet) boards; inked in a fine though unusual hand on blue-lined, chain-laid paper with calligraphic title and dedication pages. Leather spine perished; boards detached; several leaves separated from the text block; old soil and staining to dedication leaf. Else apparently complete; fair to good only, but fresh and fully legible condition. An eccentric piece of 19th-century scholarly humor, the more remarkable for being the product of a small, provincial American city. The author, using the pseudonym of "Beaumont & Fletcher," purports to present a scholarly translation of a medieval Latin MS by one "Albigraecus Cacatus Pedo" (which loosely translates as "Dog Turd - Shit Foot") on the many shapes, varieties, and life-histories of the "Cactus Humanus," the author’s euphemism for the singular unit of human excretion, or, if one prefers...the turd. Using the language and format of nineteenth-century scholarly botanical treatises (with which he is clearly familiar), the author delineates the taxonomy of various "Cactus" species, including sub-species and local variations. Throughout, the text is peppered with multilingual puns (Horace: "…"Exegi monumentum aere perennius"); broad double-entendres ("Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, and waste its sweetness on the desert air"); and pseudo-scholarly references to imaginary works by both real and non-existent authors. A detailed and fully-realized parody, some 7500 words in length, accompanied by two finely rendered plates of figures (laid in) – the first keyed to passages in the text; the second a "pictorial history of the development of conservatories" (i.e., "privies" - above left). A work of Swiftian brilliance with a heaping measure of Sterne thrown in, a hilariously modern (or even postmodern) piece of Merdiana.

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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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        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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        Hymns; With A Earch Of His Life

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company. Near Fine in Fair dust jacket. 1875. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. An about Fine First Edition of this set of hymns in decorative, gilt, red, and black stamped Victorian binding, all edges gilt. In the elusive, likely unique, decorated dust-jacket, decorated in red and black like the binding. The brittle, almost complete jacket, split with plenty of chips and areas of old tape on verso, earliest known for publisher Dutton though ; Faber's revised collection of hymns in five parts, originally published in 1845, consisting only of a very few hymns. "That our Blessed Lord has permitted these Hymns to be of some trifling good to souls, and so in a very humble way to contribute to His glory, is to the Auther a source of profitable confusion as of unmerited consolation. " .

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        Colton's New Sectional Map of the State of Nebraska

      New York: G.W. & C.B. Colton, 1875. Engraved folding pocket map, full original period hand colouring, printed on two sheets (28 3/4 x 29 1/4 inches and 28 3/4 x 30 inches). Inset map of the United States. Early manuscript ink additions showing railroad routes. Folds into original brown cloth covers, blocked in blind, the upper cover with publisher and title in gilt. A rare, large-scale map of Nebraska in exceptional condition, published just eight years after becoming a state. This detailed map of Nebraska from the period immediately following statehood, depicts the state divided into 62 counties, with several other counties organized but unnamed and a large portion of the state entirely unorganized. Of the named counties, all are platted with the exception of Cheyenne County in the far western region of the state which is only partially platted. As the cover title suggests ("Sectional Map of Nebraska and Part of Dakota") a small portion of southeastern portion of Dakota is shown, as well as the northeasternmost corner of Colorado. Printed on two large sheets, this pocket map presents the map with the sheets unjoined, with the eastern section mounted to the rear pastedown and the western to the front pastedown of the original covers. The map is quite detailed, with all principal towns and rivers named, as well as several large Indian Reservations, and the routes of both existing and proposed railroads. The present example has an intriguing manuscript addition in red ink: the route of a railroad marked 'CC & BHRR' (the Covington, Columbus and Black Hills Railroad Company) running from Covington, south west, intersecting with the Union Pacific at 'Kearney Junction', down to the Republican River then on into Colorado. This seems to mark the proposed route of an extension that was never realised: the actual CC & BHRR was built going north west from Covington. There are further manuscript additions in the same hand in the eastern portion of the state. Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p.460. Not in Graff.

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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

      London : John Murray. PUBLISHING DETAILS: Splendidly bound early sixth edition, fifteenth thousand, of Darwin's great work, published by John Murray of London in 1875. 458 pages, with fold-out diagram. Size; 19 x 13 cms (7.5" x 5"). Weight; 708g (25 ozs). (See also my listing for the companion volume of the 1877 edition of The Descent of Man). CONDITION: I would rate this as very good. It has been recently bound in three-quarters green calf, with 5 raised bands, red leather labels and 24 carat gold tooling. The binding, as you would expect, is tight and secure throughout. The text is clean and bright, with just a few light foxing spots to the early prelims and last pages of the index and to the fold out diagram and adjacent pages. There are new endpapers, which match the cover boards. A superb early copy of this most collectible of titles. THE BOOK: 'can we doubt ... that individuals having any advantage, however slight, over others, would have the best chance of surviving and of procreating their kind?' In the Origin of Species, Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. His insistence on the immense length of the past and on the abundance of life-forms, present and extinct, dislodged man from his central position in creation and called into question the role of the Creator. He showed that new species are achieved by natural selection, and that absence of plan is an inherent part of the evolutionary process. Darwin's prodigious reading, experimentation, and observations on his travels fed into his great work, which draws on material from the Galapagos Islands to rural Staffordshire, from English back gardens to colonial encounters. . Very Good. Three-quarters leather. 5th or later Edition. 1875. 19 x 13 Cms (7.5" x 5").

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        HISTORIA SOCIAL, POLITICA Y RELIGIOSA DE LOS JUDIOS DE ESPANA Y PORTUGAL (VOLUMES 1- 2-3)

      Madrid: Imprenta De T. Fortanet. Very Good+. 1875-76. Hardcover. Three volumes, 1875-1876. 594pp, 662pp, 657pp. Bound in clean marbled boards with supple dark brown leather spines. Gilt decorated panels. Top edge dyed red. Decorated brown speckled endpaper. Light foxing. Steel engraved portrait of Jose Amador De Los Rios in Vol #3. Spine leather has a few superficial scuff marks. Spanish text. ; Engraved Portrait; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1913 pages .

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        THE GREVILLE MEMOIRS. A Journal of the reigns of George IV, and King William IV. 1818 -1837. --- A Journal of the reign of Queen Victoria. 1837 - 1860. 3 works in 8 volumes, complete

      Longmans, Green, and Co. London.,1875. FIRST EDITION of second and third parts, Fourth edition of the first part. Publishers presentation, with circular blind stamp to volume one of the second part. 8 volumes. 8vo. (8.9 x 5.9 inches). A fine and bright set in fine early twentieth century leather bindings for Hatchards of London and with their small stamp to the top of the blank endpapers. Half dark green morocco. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments double ruled and lettered in gilt. Green cloth on boards. Top edges gilt. A fine and attractive set. The bindings aren't signed but are certainly the work of a master bookbinder.:

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        History of American Medical Literature, from 1776 to the Present Time; Being an Address Introductory to the Fifty-First Course of Lectures in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, Delivered October 4th, 1875

      Philadelphia: P. Madeira, Surgical Instrument Maker, 1875. 1st ed., 1875. 8vo. 85 pp. Contents with very light, scattered foxing else very good plus. Modern grey cloth. Binding fine, contents near fine. A scarce, early history of American medical literature in the true first edition, which precedes the 1876 Collins edition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Discourses on Architecture

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. Very Good+. 1875. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Translated, with an introductory essay, by Henry Van Brunt. Very Good Plus condition. Two-Volume Set. Recipient of the Royal Gold Medal, Viollet-le-duc was an influential modern architect. His re-interpretative restoration style is still highly controversial. This set, bound in rust colored cloth with decorative gilt has some rubbing to the corners and volume two has a minor stain on the cover. Numerous fold-out plates in excellection condition. Prospective customers can always request images. We have been selling collectible books everyday for 21 years. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 955 pages .

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        The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography

      sp; - London, Glasgow & Edinburgh - William Mackenzie, 1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Three leather bound volumes with cloth boards. These volumes contain engraved title pages, frontispieces and are illustrated throughout. Includes comprehensivebiographical information on may prominent figures in history. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm with all covers and internal pages securely attached. The inner hinges are slightly strained but holding well. There is some wear to the extremities, including a few small chips to the leather spines and corners, and a couple of mild marks to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright, apart from the occasional handling mark and very rare, minorbrown spot. These volumes are in very good condition indeed..

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        Some Account of the Taylor Family Including A Historic-Genealogical Memoir of the family of Taylor of Putney House showing its connection with the ancient family of the Taylards of Huntingdonshire

      London: Printed for private circulation, 1875. Superbly bound by F. Bedford in full rich brown morocco, raised bands, over thick boards, three sets of gilt ruled borders with blind ruled patterens in betweentand the Taylard shield at centre of front cover in gilt. All edges gilt and elaborately gauffered with the same shieled gauffered on fore edge The whole book is kept in a custom built fine polished walnut case lined with red velvet, The book nestles in a matching red velvet lifting cradle with handles.. A near faultless fine copy . Limited Edition - 2 of 100 copies. [310 x 240mm], quarto, pp [xii], 700. 12 chromolith plates of arms. Numerous other illustrations including photograph portrait, reproductions of old engravings and facsimiles of manuscripts throughout. the book Broad silk marker Francis Bedford (1799Ð1883) 'was considered the leading English bookbinder of his time'. (DNB)

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        Tagebuch Des Nordpolarfahrers Otto Krisch Maschinisten Und Offiziers Der Zweiten Österr.-Ungar. Nordpolar-Expedition. Aus Dem Nachlasse Des Verstorbenen

      Wien: Verlag Der Wallischausser'schen Buchhandlung (Josef Klemm). 1875, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 116pp. Very good. Bound in 19th century half morocco and pattern paper boards. Two old library stamps on title page along with a small ink number. A clean attractive copy of a very scarce title. Otto Krisch was the engineer on board "Tegetthoff", the expedition ship of the Austro-Hungarian North Pole commanded by Karl Weyprecht and Julius Payer. Beset in the ice in the northern Barents Sea in October 1872 the ship drifted north in the ice until within sight of the previously unknown islands of Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa (Franz-Josef Land). In the spring of 1874 Payer led a sledge party that explored much of the western part of the archhipelago, as far north as Mys Fligeli (Cape Fligeley), Ostrov Rudol'fa (Rudolph island), the northern tip of the archipelago. In the fall the ship was abandoned and her crew retreated south by sledge and boat. Krisch died of tuberculosis on board ship on 16 March 1874, and was buried on Ostrov Vil'cheka (Wilczek Island).

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        THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND

      1875. hardcover. Verne, Jules. THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND. [Consisting of:] Part I. DROPPED FROM THE CLOUDS. [Plus:] Part II. ABANDONED. [Plus:] THE SECRET OF THE ISLAND. [Together, three volumes.] Translated from the French by W. H. G. Kingston. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1875. 40 pp ads dated Feb 1875 in Part II; 3 pp undated ads + 40 pp undated ads (but otherwise identical to those in Vol II) in Part III. Original red/purple/magenta cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled, all edges gilt. 3 vols. <p>First English Edition of all three volumes that were sold separately but which together form one of Verne&#39;s greatest tales. The translation, unfortunately, was effected by W. H. G. Kingston, whose</p> <p><?ms_indent>translation changed the hero&#39;s name from Smith to Harding. Further, Kingston abridged or omitted many of the technical passages indicating the castaway&#39;s scientific development of the island. Verne&#39;s anti-imperialist sentiments expressed by the dying Captain Nemo were also reversed by Kingston so as not to offend English readers... Unfortunately, Kingston&#39;s became the standard translation, to this day inflicting his omissions and distortions on English language readers. [T&M]</?ms_indent></p> <p>Sampson Low&#39;s first edition (all three volumes) came out in September 1875. <i></i>Meanwhile Scribner Armstrong and Henry Shepard were battling it out in America, soon joined by pirate publishers such as Donnelly Loyd of Chicago, Household Words of Boston, Charles Warburton of Philadelphia, and George Munro of New York. However, Sampson Low&#39;s English editions are <i>much</i> scarcer than the first American editions. Also, the plates in the English editions are sharper than in the American editions.</p> <p>In any event... All three volumes have beveled board edges and all page edges gilt. The first volume is in deep red cloth, the second in violet-purple cloth, and the third (partway in between in hue) in magenta cloth. It is curious (we have noted it before) that Sampson Low designed the front cover of Part III to be not quite uniform with the other two parts: the "The Mysterious Island" panel at the top is on a field of flying birds on I and II, but on a field of horizontal lines on III; the pictorial panel on I and II is all in gilt (with slim vertical black decorative panels alongside) while on III the pictorial panel is in black and gilt, without any vertical panels; and the author&#39;s name appears on the front cover of only Part III.</p> <p>All three volumes are generally in very good condition. DROPPED FROM THE CLOUDS is a bit askew, the spine ends are slightly worn, there are a couple of small wrinkles on the spine, and the endpapers are cracked; ABANDONED has faded cloth on the spine (as usual with purple) and its endpapers are likewise cracked; and THE SECRET OF THE ISLAND has slight wear at the foot of the spine and a bit of soil on its rear cover. That said, all three volumes have quite bright attractive bindings (these three volumes in fine condition, if there are such volumes out there, would be in the $20,000+ range). <i></i>Taves & Michaluk V013.</p> FANTASY / SCIENCE FICTION / SUPERNATURAL (Sumner & Stillman Code:8680)

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        LE CAPITAL

      Paris: Maurice Lachatre et Cie., [1875].. 351,[1]pp. Quarto. Recent cloth, gilt label. Portrait. Pictorial title- page. Alternate pictorial title from first wrapper of parts issue. Facsimile letter. Text in double columns. Modest foxing early and late, some hand smudges and a few marginal nicks to first two leaves, but generally a very good copy. First edition in book form of the first translation into French of the first volume of DAS KAPITAL, first issued in parts from 1872-75. The translation was undertaken by M.J. Roy, with the intimate collaboration of Marx himself, who acknowledges the importance of his own substantive revisions in his postscript to the text (dated London 28 April 1875), emphasizing the independence of this text from that of the first edition. This printing includes rather ornate engraved head and tail pieces (somewhat out of character with the text itself), earning it the curious sobriquet of the "first illustrated edition." This copy has the following features which are generally taken to indicate the first issue: a) "1er livraison" and "Prix de la livraison: dix centimes" at the lower corners of the engraved title; b) engravings of buildings, a city square and obelisk on main title; c) ornate imprint of "typographie Lahure" on verso of title; and d) the text of a letter from Maurice Lachatre to Marx on the verso of the facsimile of Marx&#39;s letter to him. These features were either altered or omitted from the second "issue" of ca. 1878 issued under the imprint of the LIBRAIRIE DU PROGRESS. When the first translation into English was undertaken ten years later, Moore and Aveling, under Engels&#39;s editorial direction, incorporated the important revisions published first in this edition into their text. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 359. ADAMS, p.53.

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