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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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        Le Capital

      Paris: Librairie du Progrès - Directeur Maurice Lachatre, 1875. Broché. 20,5x29cm. Première édition française traduite par M. J. Roy et entièrement révisée par l&#39;auteur, deuxième tirage probablement, publiée en livraisons entre août 1872 et mai 1875. Couverture refaite sur laquelle le premier plat d&#39;origine comportant des manques angulaires a été encollée. Deux titres, portrait de Marx en frontispice, fac-similé de sa lettre à léditeur Lachâtre. La dernière livraison contient de plus un avis au lecteur dans lequel Karl Marx précise que cette traduction française &#39;possède une valeur scientifique indépendante de l&#39;originale et doit être consultée même par les lecteurs familiers avec la langue allemande&#39;. - Librairie du Progrès - Directeur Maurice Lachatre, Paris _s.d (1875), 20,5x29cm, un volume in-folio de 351 pp. - un volume in-folio de 351 pp

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        Revista occidental. 1. anno. tomo premeiro (-segundo). lisboa, 1875-76.

      Due volumi di cm. 23, pp. 768; 736. Solida leg. coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con fregi e titoli in oro su tasselli. Qualche fioritura alle carte, a tratti piuttosto marcata, ma esemplare genuino e ben conservato, appartenuto al celebre scrittore di storia portoghese Prospero Peragallo (1823-1916), di cui appaiono la firma ai frontespizi ed alcune note manoscritte che ci segnalano, tra l'altro gli scritti riguardanti Cristoforo Colombo. Privo delle brossure originali. Rara raccolta completa dei 12 fascicoli che comprendono TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO di questa celebre rivista fondata da Oliveira Martinsin cui appaiono alcuni tra i più importanti brani letterari portoghesi del tempo. Citiamo ad esempio: O crime do Padre Amaro di Eça de Queiros considerato il primo romanzo portoghese appartenente al realismo. Molto si è scritto e detto sulla presunta completezza di quest'opera, ma la maggior parte delle fonti bibliografiche, e financo la copia digitalizzata della ""Biblioteca Nacional"", affermano che i fascicoli devono essere 11. Il presente esemplare testimonia, al contrario, che i fascicoli sono e devono essere 12 per poterne affermare la completezza. Il fantomatico dodicesimo fascicolo inizia alla pp. 641 del secondo tomo con la continuazione del testo: Culpa e castigo di Maria del Pilar Sinues de Marco.

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        IL LAGO MAGGIORE, STRESA E LE ISOLE BORROMEE. Notizie storiche. Colle vite degli uomini illustri dello stesso lago.

      In-8 p. (mm. 237x151), 2 voll. in 4 tomi, mz. pergam. mod. con ang., tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso, conserv. copp. orig., pp. XXII,559,(3); 542,(2); IX,581; 451; con alc. alberi genealogici nel t.; 1 fotografia originale dell?Isola Bella applic. alla pag. e 1 carta geografica del lago (più volte ripieg.) nel 2° vol., f.t. "Prima rara edizione" della più documentata storia del Lago Maggiore. Sono questi i voll. I-IV delle "Opere varie" edite ed inedite del Dott. Vincenzo De-Vit, ai quali uniamo (sempre delle Opere) il vol. V: - "Memorie storiche di Borgomanero e del suo mandamento". Edizione seconda riveduta e notabilmente ampliata. Prato, 1880, stessa legatura, pp. XII,294,(2), con 2 tavv. ripieg. f.t.: ?piano topografico del mandamento di Borgomanero - pianta dell?abitato di Borgomanero?. ?L?A. (1811-1892), per suggerimento del Rosmini che desiderava celebrati i santi del territorio del Verbano, compose le "Notizie storiche di Stresa.." poi ampliate e rifuse in "Il Lago Maggiore, Stresa.. "; a questo tipo di storiografia locale, condotta con appassionamento erudito e buona cognizione delle fonti e della geografia, antiche e medievali, il De-Vit tornera? ancora con le "Memorie storiche di Borgomanero", corredate queste anche di un cospicuo materiale epigrafico?, cosi? Diz. Biogr. Italiani,XXXIX, p. 581. Cfr. Ferraris, Bibl. Ossolana,I,1209. Con timbri di apparten.; solo qualche lieve fiorit., altrimenti esempl. ben conservato, con ex-libris.

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        Central Park New York, Preparing for A Drive

      circa 1875. Hand-coloured lithograph. 17 ¾ x 24 3/8 inches, plus black- printed border, 1½ inches, extending to the sheet edges. 17 3/4 x 24 1/4 inches. 20 1/2 x 26 7/8 inches. This large, colorful and lively depiction of two children and their mother near one of the lakes in Central Park is typical of the prints issued by Charles Schile, a German immigrant, whose black borders are a common feature. The goat pulled children's carriage and the luxurious clothing denote an aristocratic New York family. Central Park was open to the poorer class once a week, and sometimes not even then. Harry T. Peters, America on Stone, pp. 358-359.

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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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        Oeuvres completes de h. de balzac. paris, levy, 1875-99.

      Ventiquattro volumi di cm. 23,5, pp. 15990 complessive. Un ritratto inciso e un facsimile al volume xxiv. Insieme a: Id. Lettres a l'étrangère (1833-1842). Oeuvres posthumes I. Paris, Calmann Lévy, 1899. Cm. 23,5, pp. (4) 575 (1). Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle con punte, piatti con carta marmorizzata, titoli e numerazione impressa in oro su dorso a nervi. Taglio di testa rosso. Salvo lievi, rade e naturali fioriture, volumi freschi, genuini, marginosi ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Trattasi di un'edizione composita, coincidente con la collazione fornita dal Vicaire (I, 248) per l'edizione di Michel Lévy (apparsa tra il 1869 e il 1786) solamente per quanto riguarda la paginazione, ma non per data ed editore. Il primo volume è ad es. del 1892, edito da Calman Lévy, il xxiv del 1876 (in realtà l'unico perfettamente coincidente con la collazione del Vicaire) sempre di Calman, mentre ii e iv sono editi da Michel Lévy nel 1875. Al verso dell'occhietto appare la scritta ""édition définitive"". Per quel che riguarda invece il volume aggiunto, trattasi del primo di quattro volumi di corrispondenza usciti postumi sempre per Calman Lévy tra il 1899 e il 1950 (ii, 1906; iii, 1933; iv, 1950).

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        Journey in the Caucasus, Persia, and Turkey in Asia. Translated by Charles Heneage. 2 vols.

      London, John Murray, 1875. Small 8vo. 2 orig. full green pictorial cloth, gilt backs, gilt covers. Top and bottom of spine professionally repaired. Uncut. XIV,(2),308;VII,302 pp. Publisher's Advertisments at end of both vols. 1 large folded map and 14 wood-engraved plates. A few minor brownspots. Fine copy.. First English edition

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        Résultats obtenus dans les essais d'applications industrielles de la chaleaur solaire. [In: "Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de L'Academie des Sciences", Tome LXXXI (No.14)].

      (Paris, Gauthier-Villars), 1875. 4to. The entire issue (vol. 81, nr. 14) of Comptes Rendus present. Unbound, and without wrappers. Very light brownspotting. Pp. 571-574. [Entire issue: pp. (545)- 604].. First printing of the paper in which Mouchot presents his seminal solar generator. Auguste Mouchot was a French mathematics teacher, who in the 1860'ies became famous as the designer (and patent-taker) of the first machine that generated electricity with solar thermal energy electricity by the exposure of the sun. Mouchot began his work with solar energy in 1860 after expressing grave concerns about his country's dependence on coal. His work on solar energy and on the development of his sun machine forms the basis for the later developments on solar energy. "The work of Adams, Ericsson, and Shuman had been directly influenced by the solar conceptions of Augustin Mouchot, a man who arrived on the scene in nineteenth century France at precisely that moment when his ideas were likely to attract the most attention. It was a time when French industrial might was at a peak and her leaders open to new ideas, none more so than her emperor. In 1867, to commemorate the explosion of technology that had accompanied the industrial and artistic carnival over which he had presided for 15 years, France's Napoleon III decided to invite the whole world to an international exposition that he would host in Paris." (Kryza, The Power of Light, p. 147). "His initial experiments involved a glass-enclosed, water-filled iron cauldron, in which sunlight passed through a glass cover, heating the water. This simple arrangement boiled water, but it also produced small quantities of steam. Mouchot added a reflector to concentrate additional radiation onto the cauldron, thus increasing the steam output. He succeeded in using his apparatus to operate a small, conventional steam engine. Impressed by Mouchot's device, Emperor Napoleon III offered financial assistance, which Mouchot used to produce refinements to the energy system. Mouchot's work help lay the foundation for our current understanding of the conversion of solar radiation into mechanical power driven by steam.The publication of his book on solar energy, "La Chaleur solaire et ses Applications industrielles" (1869), coincided with the unveiling of the largest solar steam engine he had yet built. This engine was displayed in Paris until the city fell under siege during the Franco-Prussian War in 1871, and was not found after the siege ended.In September 1872, Mouchout received financial assistance from the General Council of Indre-et-Loire to install an experimental solar generator at the Tours library. He presented a paper on the generator to the Academy of Sciences on 4 October 1875, and in December of the same year he presented to the Academy a device he claimed would, in optimal sunshine, provide a steam flow of 140 liters per minute. (The Energy Library).Mouchot is the first author to write explicitly about solar energy and how to convert solar radiation into usable energy, thus laying the foundation for what we now call "green energy"

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        THE WISE WOMAN. A Parable.

      Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. 222pp. Original decorative cloth gilt. Octavo. First edition. Re-backed, with the original spine laid down, but with some loss at head and foot of spine; some foxing throughout. Contained in a folding decorative calf-backed gilt box with star decoration to the spine.Inscribed at the head of the title-page: 'Irene MacDonald from her father. Christmas 1875.' Loosely laid in is a carte-de-visite of MacDonald, by Elliott & Fry, dated in pencil 'Feb. 8 1873'. A very difficult title to locate, though sub-titled 'a parable', it is in fact a fairy story. This is the first copy we have handled. Shaberman 54. First issued in the United States under the title, A Double Story (1876). Re-issued in London in 1895 as The Lost Princess.

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        Studien in der Anatomie des Nervensystems und des Bindegewebes. Erste - Zweite Hälfte, Erste Abtheilung. (2 Bde).

      Stockholm, Norstedt & Söner, 1875-76. Folio. Bound in 2 fine orig. hcalf, raised bands, gilt spines with gilt lettering. A few minor scratches to edges of bindings. (12),220,(1);(8),228,(1) pp. 39 + 36 fine lithographed plates (some in colour and some in copper-engraving). Each plate with a descriptive leaf. Some faint scattered brownspots. Both volumes inscribed to "Doktor Hjalmar Lindgren/ vänskapsfullt/ af/ Axel Key och Gustaf Retzius." on fly-leafs.. A "zweite Hälfte, zweite Abtheilung" was published 27 years after (1903 - 69 pp. and 8 plates), but was never brought to the marked for sale - it is probably only printed in 25 copies. The work was awarded the "Montyonprice" by the French Academy. Ars Medica Svecana, p. 164-65

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        Maries hændelser i Vidunderlandet.

      Efter det engelske ved D. G. Med 41 illustrationer. Köpenhamn, T. Nielsen, 1875. 8:o. (4),144 s. Med illustrationer i texten. Illustrerat opappbd. Mindre skada upptill på ryggen. En del senare blyertsnoteringar på insidan av främre pärmen. Fin inlaga med några tumavtryck i yttermarginalen på s. 3-4, 129 och 134 samt några små fläckar i inre marginalen på s. 62 och 93. Med Thore Virgins namnteckning daterad den 21 mars 1956 och Bibliotheca Qvarnforsianas runda stpl. Ett charmigt och ovanligt välbevarat ex.. Första danska översättningen av "Alice in Wonderland". Nya och betydligt omarbetade upplagor utkom 1912 och 1930. Illustrationerna av John Tenniel

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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

      London: John Murray, 1875.. 5th or later Edition. Three-quarters leather. Very Good. 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.

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        Pompei.

      (Naples, n.d. around 1875). Small 4to-oblong. (187x247 mm). Original half calf. Raised bands to spine and gilt. Front cover with a curved frame in gold and black inside which the gilt title "Pompei". Spine with gilt lettering "Album" and "R. Rive. Naples". Light wear to top of spine. A small nick to one compartment of spine. Photographic title-page "Pompei" and 79 photographs (ca. 105x145 mm) mounted within a decorative lithographed border on thick cardboards. Only one photograph is dated (1875). Nearly all photographs with a number followed by the title (e.g.: No 123. Veduta generale di Pompei). Four photographs is taken from Herculanum (No 491. Ercolano. - 490. Ercolano - Casa di Argo di Ercolano. no 493. - No 494. Teatro di Ercolano). All photographs in fine condition.. Extremely scarce photographic album with some of the very first photographs taken to document the excavations at Pompei and Herculanum. The album also contains photographs of the famous plaster casts of humans, animals and flowers produced by the "Fiorelli-process", named after Giuseppe Fiorelli who directed the Pompei excavations from 1863-1873.Robert Rive was born in Great Britain. He developed most of his work in Italy. After several years working in this country he changed his name to Roberto Rive. Highlights of his work are the photos from Pompei and Rome. Rive exhibited at the 10 th. Annual Exhibition of the PhotographieRobert Rive worked as a topographical and portrait photographer from the beginning of the 1860`s until 1889 in Naples. In 1867 he took part at the Exposition Universelle of Paris. His studio produced views and stereographs of many Italian cities. He took photographs of monuments of Naples, Pompei, Sorrento, Capri , Amalfi and monuments of Sicily. He also tooks photographs of cities as Florence, Pisa, Siena, Roma and Genova. He patented a photosensitive paper used in Southern Italy.Studios in Naples, Palazzo Serracapriola, Palazzo Lieti. (Photo Collection Alonco Rotico)

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