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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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        Sketches, New And Old

      American Publishing Company Boston: American Publishing Company. Near Fine. 1875. First Edition; Second Printing. 1/2 Leather. A most attractive, unrestored First Edition/second state copy, in the scarce original publisher's 1/2 Morocco leather binding with gilded pages and peach end papers in near fine condition. Without the Non-Twain sketch "Hospital Days". 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 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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        Autograph Letter Signed, in English, 8vo, Naples, December 3, 1875

      Schliemann asks his publisher, John Murray, ?to forward of the 3 copies, which still stand to my credit, one to Professor W. Hielbig, Secretary of the Istituto techeologico in the Capitol of Rome, and the other two copies to me?Should the Guardian publish F. Calvert?s answers to my article, pray send me a copy of it?.? He signs, ?H. Schliemann.?

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        Promotional design for "The Art School of Aug. Will"

      New York n.d. New York, n.d.. Ca. 1875. 12 x 8-1/2 inches, in an archival mat. Pen and ink on paper, with Chinese white. Fine . A very pleasing design by Will, advertising his studio school at Broadway and Astor Place, where he taught drawing and painting, as well as executing commissions for Harper's, Scribner's, The Century and other magazines, and books. Will (1834-1910) was born in Germany and came to New York at the age of 21. He was a painter in oil and watercolor, and an illustrator and draftsman, although his first work to be exhibited at the National Academy, in 1858, were four crayon portraits. In his later years he lived in Jersey City, where he did numerous paintings and drawings of the town, one hundred of which were shown at a special exhibition after his death

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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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        Watercolor of Ruin in background and Trees in foreground. Inscribed 'seinem lieben Gerhard zur frenndt Erinnerunng Berlin 26 Sept. 1875

      n.p. 1875 n.p., 1875. Image size 14 1/2 x 12 inches. . Framed and glazed

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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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        Essays and Studies

      Chatto and Windus London: Chatto and Windus, 1875. Cloth Boards. 8vo. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed 'O.A. Watts from his friend A C Swinburne Christmas 1879.' Octavius Watts was one of the brothers of Swinburne's friend Theodore Watts-Dunton, a writer who lived with Swinburne from 1879 until his death in 1909. Watts-Dunton has been credited with rescuing Swinburne from decling health and prolonging his life. A copy of the author's 'A Study of Shakespeare' inscribed to O.A. Watts on 21 December 1879 is in the Lowell Kerr collection at the University of Michigan (Wise 60). Blue-green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to corners and gentle bump to spine ends. Some rubbing to boards. The interior is clean overall, though there are occasional spots of foxing. The last few pages of ads have heavier foxing, though the text remains bright. A little loose in casing, though there is no cracking to hinges and all pages remain securely bound. 380 pages plus 32 pages of ads. LIT/021706. Very Good.

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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. First English Edition of all three volumes that were sold separately but which together form one of Verne's greatest tales. The translation, unfortunately, was effected by W. H. G. Kingston, whose translation changed the hero's name from Smith to Harding. Further, Kingston abridged or omitted many of the technical passages indicating the castaway's scientific development of the island. Verne's anti-imperialist sentiments expressed by the dying Captain Nemo were also reversed by Kingston so as not to offend English readers... Unfortunately, Kingston's became the standard translation, to this day inflicting his omissions and distortions on English language readers. [T&M] Sampson Low's first edition (all three volumes) came out in September 1875. 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's English editions are much scarcer than the first American editions. Also, the plates in the English editions are sharper than in the American editions. 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's name appears on the front cover of only Part III. 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). Taves & Michaluk V013. FANTASY / SCIENCE FICTION / SUPERNATURAL (Sumner & Stillman Code:8680)

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        Harpyopsis Novae Guineae [New Guinea Eagle]

      London: Taylor and Francis for Henry Sotheran & Co., 1875-88. Hand- coloured lithograph by Gould and William Hart, printed by the Mintern Brothers. Very good condition. 21 5/8 x 14 3/8 inches. 1 7/8" Curly Maple frame, with dark amber finish. Frame size: 30 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches. A beautiful print from Gould's "Birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan islands, including many new species recently discovered in Australia." This plate is from one of Gould's most exotic works, The Birds of New Guinea, which consists of an extensive series of beautiful plates of birds of paradise, bower birds, parrots, parakeets, cockatoos, kingfishers, and hawk-owls. It is his last full-scale work. Gould prepared the first twelve of the twenty-five parts, and the work was finished posthumously by Sharpe. A broadside "Address to the Subscribers" of The Birds of New Guinea issued by Sotheran and Co. announced: "With respect...to the Birds of New Guinea, we have the pleasure to announce that, having purchased the entire stock and copyrights of Mr. Gould's Magnificent series of Works, we have made immediate preparations for completing those left unfinished; and having retained the services of Mr. Gould's entire staff of artists and colourists, we are confident that the work will be as well performed as during the life of the Author. Mr. Hart...will superintend the whole of the illustrations as heretofore; while the letterpress will be edited by Mr. Bowdler Sharpe, of the British Museum, whose name will be sufficient assurance that nothing will be wanting in this department." Anker 181; Fine Bird Books (1990), p.102; Nissen, IVB, 373; Sauer, 27; Wood, p.365; Zimmer, pp.262-263.

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        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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