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        A Monograph of the Trogonidae or Family of Trogons.

      London: Author, [1858]- 1875. - Folio,47 handcoloured lithograph plates by W. Hart, and H.C. Richter. Full contemporary green morocco, gilt inner rules, elaborate gilt spine five raised bands and gilt title, some minor rubbing. The King of Belgium's gilt stamp with crown and initials, a superb copy crisp and free of foxing. The second edition, completely rewritten and with new illustrations; the first edition, published in 1838, contained 11 fewer plates. Fine Bird Books (reprint) p.101; Nissen 381; Sauer 21; Zimmer p. 253. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort.

      London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1875–80 - 5 volumes, octavo (212 x 134 mm). Contemporary brown morocco by John MacLaren & Son, titles and decoration to spines gilt in compartments, decorative gilt frames to covers, edges and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers. Spines very slightly faded, occasional spot of faint foxing to contents; an excellent set, handsomely bound. Frontispieces, 8 other plates with tissue-guards; one a folding facsimile of a draft memorandum by Prince Albert to Lord Lyons in 1861. A remarkable presentation set, inscribed by Queen Victoria to her equerry Sir John Carstairs McNeill. Each volume bears a contemporary presentation inscription, in order: "To Sir John McNeill G.C.B. In recollection of former days, from Victoria, Inveraray, Sept: 27 1875"; "To Sir John McNeill K.C B. from Victoria, May 1877"; "To Sir John McNeill G.C.B. from R. Victoria Dec: 1877"; "To Sir John McNeill G.C.B. from R. Victoria Dec: 1879" and, "To Sir John McNeill G.C.B. from R. Victoria Dec: 16. 1880". McNeill (1831–1904), had a long and distinguished military career, winning the Victoria Cross for an act of gallantry in New Zealand, 30 March 1864. He was appointed as the deputy lieutenant for Argyll in 1874, and had a "long association with the royal household, where his love of sport made him a favourite" (ODNB). By the queen's command he accompanied Prince Leopold on his tour of Canada to visit Princess Louise, who was serving as consort to her husband, the marquess of Lorne and later the ninth Duke of Argyll, and governor-general of Canada from 1878 to 1883. McNeill was appointed KCMG upon his return. This extensive biography of Prince Albert (1819–1861) was begun in 1866 and was originally intended to be a continuation of the unpublished work The Early Years of the Prince Consort by Queen Victoria's private secretary Charles Grey. The queen interviewed Martin on 14 November 1866 and, finding him "very pleasing, clever, quiet, and sympathique", engaged him to write the biography. Queen Victoria selected the documents for use and intervened widely in the manuscript. Martin "became one of the queen's confidential, if unofficial, servants" (ODNB). These volumes are mixed editions, as often: vols. I and IV are fourth editions; vols. II and V are third editions and vol. III is a fifth edition; the work was first published annually between 1875 and 1880. Raymond Lamont Brown, John Brown: Queen Victoria's Highland Servant p. 103. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Way We Live Now - Hugh Walpole's Copies

      Londong Chapman and Hall 1875 - Two volumes. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines gilt, triple line rule and floral design to boards and to spine in black, yellow coated endpapers in Vol. 1 and black to vol. 2. Lightly rubbed, spine tips strengthened a little - a near fine set. 40 plates by Luke Fildes, with tissue guards. One circular imprint to the upper board of vol. 1. With the bookplate of Hugh Walpole (Brackenburn) to vol. 1. Trollope's longest novel. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dr. Wilh. Junkers Reisen in Afrika 1875-1886. 1.-3.Band

      1.Bd: 1875-1878.Mit 38 Vollbildern, 125 Illustrationen im Text und 9 Karten.Prägedruck auf Buchdeckel. Goldgeprägter Titel auf Buchrücken. Einband leicht berieben und etwas bestoßen. Mit kleinen Einrissen am Buchrücken.Ln-Ecken aufgeplatzt. Seiten etwas gebräunt und zum Teil stockfleckig.(1220g).585S. Bd.2:1879-1882. Mit 35 Vollbildern, 130 Ill. im Text und 6 Karten.Prägedruck auf Buchdeckel. Goldgeprägter Titel auf Buchrücken. Am Buchrücken leicht aufgeplatzt.Einband leicht berieben und etwas bestoßen. Mit kleinen Einrissen am Buchrücken.Seiten gebräunt und zum Teil stockfleckig. (1220g). 570S.(1890) Bd.3.:1882-1886.Mit 47 Vollbildern und 130 Ill. im Text von L.H.Fischer und Fr. Rheinfelder, 10 Karten und einem Carton von Dr.Hassenstein und mehreren Plänen..Prägedruck auf Buchdeckel. Goldgeprägter Titel auf Buchrücken.Einband leicht berieben und etwas bestoßen. An 2 Ecken aufgeplatzt.Kleinen Einrisse am Buchrücken. Seiten gebräunt und zum Teil stockfleckig. Insgesamt Guter Zustand

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        Principes de botanique comprenant l'anatomie, l'organographie et la physiologie végétales avec une planche lithographiee et un atlas naturel compose de seize planches renfermant environ 250 échantillons-types fournis par des plantes diverses.

      Toulouse, Imprimerie L. Hebrail, Durand et Delpuech, 1875. ____ Illustré par une planche en lithographie et 15 planches imprimées portant 250 pièces d'herbier. Complet. Volume rare pour d'évidentes raisons.*-------*. In-folio. Collation : VIII, 52 pp., 16 planches. Toile violette. (Reliure de l'époque.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        [Deux herbiers sur les plantes des Pyrénées.]

      vers 1875. ____ - Un herbier sur les plantes phanérogames des Pyrénées. 24 planches portant 113 espèces de plantes avec pour chacune une étiquette imprimée avec nom, lieu et mois de collecte. Quelques étiquettes sont manuscrites, comme celle de l'Aster pyrenaeus : "Esquierry, 1863, espèce disparue depuis huit ans" - Un herbier sur le fougères des Pyrénées. 21 planches portant 34 espèces avec une étiquette imprimée avec nom, lieu et mois de collecte. L'auteur de ces herbiers est très probablement Charles Fourcade, "naturaliste" qui en faisait commerce à Luchon. Nous avons trouvé ces herbiers avec, et dans la même reliure : Gourdon, Fourcade. Principes de botanique... Toulouse, Imprimerie L. Hebrail, Durand et Delpuech, 1875. Volume comportant 250 pièces d'herbier. Toile de la reliure fanée, les volumes sentent un peu l'humidité, un précédent propriétaire a parsemé les plantes des herbiers d'une poudre jaune. Des petits manques dans la plante ici ou là, mais aucun spécimen ne manque. *-------*. 2 volumes in-folio. Collation : 24, 21 planches. Toile violette. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Sir Wilfrid Laurier Autographed Letter signed

      Arthabaskaville: Wilfrid Laurier, 1875. 1st Edition. No binding. Autograph Letter signed, "Wilfrid Laurier," dated Arthabaskaville, 2 Oct. 1875, addressed to Henry James Morgan. 43 lines on 3 octavo pages, fine condition. Laurier is writing his friend Morgan confirming requests made to Laurier and confirming positive results on these requests. As well, Laurier is profusely thanking Morgan for the present of "state trials" (most likely the Report of the State Trials on the 1838-39 Canadian Rebellion). Laurier writes "It is a precious work in every respect, which for me, is of so much use that you cannot imagine [how helpful it is]" Laurier was elected for the first time in 1871 to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Quebec, and was re-elected in 1874, this time to the House of Commons, where he would spend the rest of his career, nearly 45 years (1874-1919). Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919) was Canada's eighth and first French Prime Minister, holding office 1896-1911. Laurier was born in St. Lin, Quebec. He received a law degree from McGill University in 1864, and practiced law in Montreal and Arthabaskville from 1864-1896. Wilfrid Laurier was Liberal party leader from 1887 until his death in 1919 . His nearly 45 years (1874-1919) of service in the House of Commons stands as a record in Canadian politics. In a 2010 poll of 1,000 Canadians, weekly news magazine Maclean's asked who Canada's greatest Prime-Minister was. More than 80% of respondents replied "Wilfrid Laurier". Laurier writes in this letter: "Mon cher ami, / Une absence de / plusieurs mois m'a / empeche de repondre / avant aujourd'hui a / votre derniere faveur. / J'ai adresse a M. / Blake* la note demandee. / Je serai heureux / d'apprendre que vos / demandes auront ete / couronnees de success. // Je ne saurais/ assez vous remercier / pour le beau present / que vous m'avez fait, / de state trials. C'est / un ouvrage precieux a / tous egards, qui pour / moi, est d'une utilite / que je ne saurais / vous dire. Encore une / fois, veuillez accepter / mes sinceres remerciements. / Notre ami Richard*** se / porte bien; je crois qu'il ne / sera pas fache de voir arriver / la session. // J'ai prit [sic] votre com- / mission au juge Plamondon** / ce qui m¿a fait beaucoup / de plaisir: vous connaitrez / son bon coeur, & l'attachement qu'il / conserve pour tous ses amis. // Veuillez je vous prie, vous / rappeler du remercier de Madame / Morgan, & me croire, / Votre tout devoue / serviteur & ami, / Wilfrid Laurier." [English translation available upon request.] *Edward Blake, 1833-1912, at this time Minister of Justice in the first Liberal administration, and later, leader of the Liberal opposition; **Marc Aurele Plamondon, 1823-1900, Quebec Superior Court Judge, under whom Morgan had clerked in the early 1860's; ***Edouard Richard, 1844-1904, historian, lawyer, politician, and, Sir Wilfrid Laurier's law office partner at this time. The recipient, Henry James Morgan, 1842-1913, prolific author and biographer; one of the founders of The Canada First Movement, and life-long civil servant. [Liberals all.].

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        Précieux recueil de mémoires et thèses d'ophtalmologie recueillis par Alphonse Drouin

      - Alphonse Drouin l'un des secrets les mieux gardés de la médecine française fut l'un des pionniers de l'ophtalmologie française et notamment de la neuro-ophtalmologie. Parinaud, Babinski, Jumentié et plus tard Georges Guillain ont célébrés ses travaux et déplorés sa relative disparition des mémoires. Celle-ci est cependant restée vivace à Nantes d'ou Drouin était originaire et au Canada ou son fils et son petit-fils furent des médecins remarqués. Grand in-8° relié demi-percaline de l'époque. Exemplaire personnel de Drouin avec une photographie originale de Drouin et un envoi autographe au verso du premier plat. On trouve également un faire-part de sa mère décédée en 1875, un faire part de mariage ou l'on annonce l'union du jeune interne avec Mll Marguerite des Charges héritière d'une grande famille d'Alencon qui a servi de modèle à une vielle fille et Beatrix de Balzac et enfin reliés à la suite les textes suivants : 1- A. DROUIN : De la pupille : anatomie, physiologie, sémiologie (Le Mans, Albert Drouin, 1876), 389 pages. travail inauguré par Vulpian - - - 2- ARSENE DEBOUZY : Considérations sur les mouvements de l'iris (Paris, Adrien Delahaye, 1875), 59 pages. Il s'agit de l'exemplaire de librairie, mais nous savons que la thèse de soutenance fut imprimée chez Peltier & Drouin au Mans quelques mois auparavant (l'exemplaire porte une dédicace, non pas de l'auteur mais de Drouin lui même. - - - - 3- Louis-Félix-Henri Second dit Féréol : Note sur une paralysie de la sixième paire gauche avec inaction conjuguée du muscle droit interne de l'oeil droit, causée par un tubercule développé dans l'épaisseur de la protubérance annulaire, lue dans la Société médicale des hôpitaux de Paris, dans la séance du 28 mars 1873 8 pages - - - - 4- LEON DROUIN : Étude sur les lésions syphilitiques des membranes profondes de l'oeil (Paris, Adrien Delahaye, 1875), envoi autographe de l'auteur, 71 pages - - - - 5- Léon Athanase Gosselin : Mémoire sur l'ophtalmie causée par la projection de la chaux dans l'oeil tiré à part extrait des Archives de Médecine novembre 1855, 12 pages - - - - 6- Léon Athanase Gosselin : Mémoire sur le trajet intra-oculaire des liquides absorbés à la surface de l'oeil (Paris, Martinet, 1855), tiré à part extrait de la Gazette hébdomadaire de médecine et de chirurgie n° 36 et 39, 21 pages - - - 7- Léon Athanase Gosselin : Mémoire sur l'origine par contagion des conjonctivites catarrhales [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Book Of Sir Marco Polo The Venetian Concerning The Kingdoms And Marvels Of The East: Newly Translated And Edited, With Notes, Maps, And Other Illustrations.Second Edition, Revised. With The Addition Of New Matter And Many New Illustrations

      London: John Murray, 1875. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Color And B/W Plates, Folding Maps. 1st Printing Xl, 444; Xix, 606. The Second And Best Edition. Additional Color Title Pages, Additional Frontispieces. Original Green Cloth, Beveled Edges, Gilt Lettering, Brown Endpapers. All Color And B/W Plates And Illustrations And Maps Present. Yule Did Extensive Research For This Book, For Which He Was Awarded A Gold Medal By The Royal Geographical Society, And Was Later President Of The Hakluyt Society And Vice-President Of The Royal Geographical Society. The Books Are Lightly Used, A Few Points Of Fraying Just At Tips, Hinges Intact But Both Hinges Of Vol I, And Front Hinge Of Volume Ii, Are Cracking, Top Of Page Block Quite Dusty, No Names Or Marks Or Losses Or Stains, All Spine Gilt Quite Bright.

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        Insectivorous Plants Second Thousand With Illustrations

      London, John Murray, 1875 1st edition, 2nd thousand. Hardback, 8vo. 7.5 x 5 ins. In dark green cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. Blind embossed panelled boards. Dark brown endpapers. In very good condition. Cloth rubbed on corners and ends of spine. Minor mark to spine and a couple of minor marks to rear. Bookplate to front endpaper “Raymond H. Chandler.” Front hinge slightly cracked. Slight darkening to endpapers else pages very clean and tight throughout. A very good 1st edition copy. Scarce. --- 3,000 copies of this book were published on July 2, 1875 without advertisements. The 2nd. thous. and 3rd. thous. were publ. in the same year, both with an errata slip (sl. changed in the 3rd.thous.). The same slip is present in the fourth thous. of 1876. It was not printed again in Darwin’s lifetime (Freemann). 462 pp./ no cat. 30 B&W Text illustrations. Freeman 1221

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        Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds.

      1875 1875 - 3 volumes Roy8vo, original green decorative cloth, gilt, in nice bright condition. 232 coloured plates, with the "extra colour" to the nests not found in some later editions. Plates against a light grey/beige background. A little light foxing to preliminary leaves and occasionally to text, plates largely crisp, clean and unaffected. An early issue of the Second Edition. (NB other variants in stock, please ask.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas Goodyer ABA ILAB]
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        The Works. Edited with scrupulous revision of the text by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke. The Leicester Square edition. With portrait and twenty-one illustrations from the Boydell Gallery in permanent photography.

      London: Bickers and Son, 1875 - Large octavo (238 x 168 mm). Contemporary red morocco by Bickers, titles to tan label to spine, spine richly decorated gilt in compartments, covers with elaborate thistle design frames and armorial crests gilt, turn-ins and edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Minor rubbing to extremities, spine lightly toned, offsetting to title page; an excellent copy. Title page in red and black with photographic vignette, portrait frontispiece and 20 plates; printed in double columns within single rule frame. A handsomely bound copy of the works of Shakespeare, illustrated with a number of photographic reproductions of paintings from the ill-fated Boydell Shakespeare Gallery; the first prints of which were published in 1792.

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        HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF NORTHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, FOR 150 YEARS

      1875 . Temple, J.H. and George Sheldon. HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF NORTHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, FOR 150 YEARS; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRIOR OCCUPATION OF THE TERRITORY BY THE SQUAKHEAGS: AND WITH FAMILY GENEALOGIES. Albany, NY: Joel Munsell, 1875. 635pp., index. 8vo. Quarter leather/marbled paper-covered boards. The paper is somewhat brittle and so the corners of the first few pages are chipped, Near fine copy overall with minor shelf-rubbing along edges, hinges. Giwes T96 $500.00

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        Freimaurer-Zeitung. Handschrift für Brüder. 1. - 29. Jahrgang (mit Lücken.

      Leipzig, Weinedel (später: Zille), 1847 - 1875. - Konvolut von 15 Jahrgängen. Orig.-Pappbde. (27 x 20 cm) und dekorative grüne HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt., mit Rückenschild und goldgepr. Freimaurersymbolen am Rücken. (4; 29,5 x 21 cm.) Vorhanden: Jgg. 1847-1856, 1859, 1860, 1870, 1874 und 1875; bei Jg. 1854 nur das 2. Halbjahr, Hefte 27 x 52. - Die Bde. in HLdr. unbeschnitten. Block von Jg. 1853 gebrochen. Die Pappbde. etwas berieben und bestoßen, insgesamt ordentlich erhaltenene Reihe. Mit den seltenen frühen Jahrgängen. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Bedouin falconer].[Morocco, 1920s]. Oil on wooden panel (21 x 16 cm), signed at the lower left "Henri Rousseau". Contemporary gilded wooden frame (33 x 28 cm).

      For the artist: Thieme & Becker XXIX, p. 113. Colourful panel painting by the leading orientalist painter Henri-Émilien Rousseau of a mounted Bedouin falconer, one of Rousseau's favourite subjects. While the sport of falconry was an important status symbol in the Middle East and Europe generally, for the Bedouins it was a means of survival.Rousseau (1875-1933) was a Cairo-born French painter who divided his childhood between North Africa and France, where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under the great Orientalist painter, Jean-Léon Gérôme. He broke from the style of his master, however, and started to paint in a more impressionistic style. Between 1920 and 1930 he travelled extensively through the Rif and Atlas mountains of Morocco, where he befriended the chiefs of several nomad tribes. It was probably here that Rousseau fell under the spell of the Bedouin horsemen, which came to characterize his compositions. In 1927 more than 80 of his works from this period were displayed at the gallery of the influential Parisian art dealer Georges Petit. This was followed by an exhibition at the Exposition Universelle of 1931.The panel is cracked in the length, leading to a 4 cm crack in the paint to the right of the rider's head, a 1 cm crack below the horse's left hind hoof, and a 7 cm crack from the top left to the horse's head, but these cracks are only noticeable on close inspection and no paint has been lost. Some minor craquelure in the dark red patch connecting the rider and the saddle. Otherwise a well-executed and clean painting.

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        Ultima Thule; or, A Summer in Iceland. With historical introduction, maps, and illustrations.

      London:: William P. Nimmo, 1875.. 2 volumes. 8vo. xix, [1], 380; vi, [2],408 pp. Half-titles, 2 color-tinted lithographic frontispieces (from photographs, with facing tissue guards), 2 folding color maps of Iceland and 32 illus., (incl. 2 color tinted-lithographs, each from a photograph: vol. I: 283, 298; vol. II: 1 tinted-lithograph from a photograph (p. 88), 1 folding “inventory” (p. 70), folding map “My-vatn & Vatnajökull District” (p. 314), index. Early full deep blue calf, double gilt rules, elaborate gilt stamped gilt, dual gilt-stamped spine leather labels, all edges marbled; vol. I upper joint mended preserving original spine, labels chipped, spine faded, corners worn. Very good. First edition. Burton petitioned to go to Iceland in search of mining prospects for a British agent who funded him expenses and £2,000. Iceland does have sulfur but it was difficult to extract. This work is drier than his usual writings, and he is notably unkind to the landscape, monuments of nature and even the people of Iceland, describing them as unwashed and generally unfriendly. See: Brodie, p. 267. ¶ “Richard [Burton] arrived in Reykjavik on 8 June 1872 and spent seven weeks travelling and exploring, by canoe, on foot and riding one of the sturdy little Icelandic ponies.” This text was long used as a standard source for Icelandic history, economics, hydrography, fishing industry, population, character of the people, climate, physical geography, flora, fauna, education, animals, weights & measures, chronometry and geology. Some have complimented Burton for his detailed “catalogue raisonné” of no less than 50 Modern Travels in Iceland. “Ultima Thule criticized and debunked all previous books on Iceland. Nothing was as grand or interesting as he had been led to believe. The ‘giddy, rapid rivers' proved to be only three-foot deep; ‘stupendous precipices' were easily scaled by the ponies, the ‘fierce and dangerous polar bears' appeared starved, rangy specimens who bolted at the first sight of man, and the geysers merely bubbled and hiccupped with no fiery display.” According to Lovell, reviewers of Burton's work “were not kind…” He wrote a “brilliant” nine-page response in the Saturday Review, showing himself to be sensitive to criticism. –Lovell pp. 584-5, 631. ¶ “Capt. Burton thus nearly accomplished the circuit of the island, and it is impossible … to give any adequate idea of even his personal narrative. His lively pictures, sketched with the hand of a master, of Icelandic character and of social life among all classes, are specially attractive. Nothing worthy of note escapes his observation, and both the scientific and the ‘general' reader will find the work to abound in interest and instruction. As a corrective to the usual indiscriminating narrative of Icelandic travel, it is invaluable. …the work as a whole will give a better idea of the country from all points of view than any other single work hitherto published.” – Nature, Oct. 14, 1875, p. 512. ¶ Casada 67; Penzer, p.91. See: Fawn Brodie, The Devil Drives, p. 267; Mary S. Lovell, A Rage to Live, (1998); Nature, Oct. 14, 1875, pp. 509-12.

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        Om Noraskog. Äldre och nyare anteckningar. I-III

      Bok. Stockholm, Ivar Haeggström, 1875-84. xvi, 324 s., 3 planscher, varav 2 kolorerade + xv, (1), 429 s. + 456, vi s. 3 vol. gulddekorerade halvfranska band, 4 upphöjda bind, bra skick. 15x21 cm. Mindre fuktfläck i slutet av vol. II. Exlibris (Birger Nauckhoff).

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        Kochbuch für die liebe Jugend.

      Einband und Illustrationen von Theodor Stundl Buchschmuck teils im typ. Jugendstil / aeusserst selten! Zustand: stärker bestossen/beschabt / vord. Spiegel und Vorsatz etw. wasserrandig / Vorsätze und Block tls. etw. fingerfleckig *Theodor Stundl (1875-1934) Bildhauer___Dieser Titel wird nicht per Versand verkauft sondern nur gegen Barzahlung in unseren Geschaeftsraeumen. Der Eintrag in unserer Datenbank dient lediglich der Information des interessierten Kunden. Bei Interesse sprechen Sie uns bitte an. Vielen Dank fuer Ihre Aufmerksamkeit!___

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        Picturesque Europe a Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Natural Features and the Picturesque and Historical Places (3 volumes)

      1875 - ADDITIONAL POSTAGE REQUIRED, 3 volume set, edges of pages gilted, pages age toned, black and white illustrations, foxing, princeton antiques book plate on inside of front cover, gilt on cover and spine, corners bumped DATE PUBLISHED: 1875 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Revista occidental. Iº anno, tomo primeiro, fasiculos 1-6, and tomo segundo, fasciculos 1-5 [all published].

      Lisbon, Escriptorio da Revista Occidental, 15 February to 15 July 1875.. FIRST and ONLY EDITION. 11 issues in 2 volumes. Large 8°, original printed wrappers, uncut, in two folding cases with crimson leather spines, gilt with raised bands in five compartments, marbled boards on all other sides. In fine condition. Engraved armorial bookplates of D. Diogo de Bragança (Lafões) on front sides of cases. 768; 639, (1) pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION, a COMPLETE RUN of this rare Portuguese periodical containing the first appearance of O Crime do Padre Amaro, one of the best and most important novels ever written, the first novel written entirely by Eça de Queiroz, and certainly one of his most important works. (O Mistério da estrada de Sintra, written in collaboration with Ramalho Ortigão, had appeared in 1870.) Eça had serious disagreements with the editors of the Revista, Antero de Quental and Batalha Reis, regarding corrections to his work, and was very dissatisfied with the published result. He substantially revised it for the first edition in book form, published in 1876. The Revista Occidental includes works in Portuguese by such noted authors as Antero de Quental, Manuel de Arriaga, Luciano Cordeiro, Gonçalves Crespo, Oliveira Martins and Gomes Leal, and also works in Spanish by Cánovas del Castillo, Pi y Margall, Jacinto Octavio Picón and Patricio de la Escosura. The rarity of this periodical, especially with all the original wrappers present, has led to some confusion among bibliographers regarding the number of issues and the dates of publication - doubtless mostly because only the original printed wrappers indicate the fascicle number and date of publication. The only published record of an actual copy we have been able to locate, sold in the Fernandes Thomaz sale in 1912, has the same dates of publication as this copy and the same number of issues, and is described as "collecção completa." Two copies handled by us in the early 1990s, one sold in the summer of 2001, and one sold in the summer of 2012, had the same collation as the present one. Provenance: Dom Diogo de Bragança (Lafões) (Lisbon, 1930-Lisbon, 2012) was an accomplished equestrian, author of books on dressage, and a dedicated bibliophile whose collection focused on books about horses and horsemanship, plus works on Portuguese history and literature. Dom Diogo used the courtesy title Marquês de Marialva, by permission of his elder brother, Dom Lopo de Bragança, Duque de Lafões, the actual holder of the title. For the bookplate, see Avelar Duarte, Ex-libris portugueses heráldicos. See also Anuário da Nobreza de Portugal, III, Tomo I (1985), pp. 20-1. *** Fernandes Thomaz 4352. Guerra da Cal 29: stating that the work appeared from February 1875 to July 1876, in only 7 fascicles. Silva Pereira, Jornalismo portuguez, p. 130: giving the dates of publication as 15 Feb. to 30 Aug. 1875. Grande enciclopédia XXV, 433: giving the same dates of publication as Silva Pereira. Union List of Serials locates volume I to volume II, nº 5 (giving the dates as Feb. 1875 to Jan. 1876) at CU. Not located in NUC.

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        Venezia Basilica S Marco

      Venezia, C. Naya, cas. 1875. Original photograph, albumen print, 27,1 x 35,7 cm, photograph no. 2. KEYWORDS:italy/venezia/photo

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        Viaje a Las Ruinas Del Fuerte Del Sombrero, Hecho En Mayo De 1875. Recuerdos De Moreno

      Tipografia De Jose Martin, San Juan De Los Lagos 1875 - 2h, 84 pgs y 1hs, 23.5cms x 16cms. Tapa dura marmoleada con lomo en piel en buen estado. Texto ligeramente amarillentado, en buen estado. Historia de Pedro Moreno y Javier Mina [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Österr.-Ungar. Nordpol-Expedition 1872-1874. (Deckeltitel).

      (München und Berlin, Bruckmann 1875).. 12 Tafeln lose in OLwd.-Mappe. Qu.-Folio. 40,5 x 52 cm. Von der Expedition, welche zur Entdeckung des "Franz-Joseph-Lands" führte, brachte Julius Payer Aquarell-Skizzen mit. Nach diesen vollendete der Landschaftsmaler Adolf Obermüllner den vorliegenden Zyklus von zwölf Bildern, welche photolithographisch reproduziert und auf Tafeln montiert wurden. In dieser großen Version sehr selten, gleichzeitig erschien auch eine Ausgabe in qu.-8°, - Die Mappe etwas fleckig und bestoßen, Rücken lädiert, es fehlen die obere und untere Klappe, die seitliche gelockert. Ein Unterlagekarton gebräunt. Ohne das Textheft.

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        Sir Wilfrid Laurier Autographed Letter signed

      Wilfrid Laurier, Arthabaskaville 1875 - Autograph Letter signed, "Wilfrid Laurier," dated Arthabaskaville, 2 Oct. 1875, addressed to Henry James Morgan. 43 lines on 3 octavo pages, fine condition. Laurier is writing his friend Morgan confirming requests made to Laurier and confirming positive results on these requests. As well, Laurier is profusely thanking Morgan for the present of "state trials" (most likely the Report of the State Trials on the 1838-39 Canadian Rebellion). Laurier writes "It is a precious work in every respect, which for me, is of so much use that you cannot imagine [how helpful it is]" Laurier was elected for the first time in 1871 to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Quebec, and was re-elected in 1874, this time to the House of Commons, where he would spend the rest of his career, nearly 45 years (1874-1919). Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919) was Canada's eighth and first French Prime Minister, holding office 1896-1911. Laurier was born in St. Lin, Quebec. He received a law degree from McGill University in 1864, and practiced law in Montreal and Arthabaskville from 1864-1896. Wilfrid Laurier was Liberal party leader from 1887 until his death in 1919 . His nearly 45 years (1874-1919) of service in the House of Commons stands as a record in Canadian politics. In a 2010 poll of 1,000 Canadians, weekly news magazine Maclean's asked who Canada's greatest Prime-Minister was. More than 80% of respondents replied "Wilfrid Laurier". Laurier writes in this letter: "Mon cher ami, / Une absence de / plusieurs mois m'a / empeche de repondre / avant aujourd'hui a / votre derniere faveur. / J'ai adresse a M. / Blake* la note demandee. / Je serai heureux / d'apprendre que vos / demandes auront ete / couronnees de success. // Je ne saurais/ assez vous remercier / pour le beau present / que vous m'avez fait, / de state trials. C'est / un ouvrage precieux a / tous egards, qui pour / moi, est d'une utilite / que je ne saurais / vous dire. Encore une / fois, veuillez accepter / mes sinceres remerciements. / Notre ami Richard*** se / porte bien; je crois qu'il ne / sera pas fache de voir arriver / la session. // J'ai prit [sic] votre com- / mission au juge Plamondon** / ce qui m¿a fait beaucoup / de plaisir: vous connaitrez / son bon coeur, & l'attachement qu'il / conserve pour tous ses amis. // Veuillez je vous prie, vous / rappeler du remercier de Madame / Morgan, & me croire, / Votre tout devoue / serviteur & ami, / Wilfrid Laurier." [English translation available upon request.] *Edward Blake, 1833-1912, at this time Minister of Justice in the first Liberal administration, and later, leader of the Liberal opposition; **Marc Aurele Plamondon, 1823-1900, Quebec Superior Court Judge, under whom Morgan had clerked in the early 1860's; ***Edouard Richard, 1844-1904, historian, lawyer, politician, and, Sir Wilfrid Laurier's law office partner at this time. The recipient, Henry James Morgan, 1842-1913, prolific author and biographer; one of the founders of The Canada First Movement, and life-long civil servant. [Liberals all.]. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Signed Military Document

      Standing Rock 1875 - Partly printed military document signed, (6th Infantry), seven months before Little Big Horn, 16.75 x 10.75 inches, Standing Rock, [Nov. 1, 1875], "A Statement Of Forage and Straw Issued to and Consumed by the Public Animals under my direction at Standing Rock, Dakota Territory, during the month of October, 1875," for transient animals from Fort Rice, signed by Captain and Commander of Post James S. Poland, an officer who served under Major Reno at the Little Big Horn and was erroneously reported as "Killed In Action" when severely wounded in the back. At the time this document was signed, Poland was ordered to cease his sale of rifles and ammunition to Indians at the Standing Rock Reservation, as the recipients were closely connected with Sitting Bull's band. One month later, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs called for the use of troops against those Indians. Also signed by Lieutenant William Badger, a close friend of Custer who survived the Black Hills Campaign. His son Tom, who filled out the body of this document, became General Custer's personal secretary in 1876 and was killed at Little Big Horn. Also included: a Xerox of a rare photograph of the 7th cavalry, 6th infantry in uniform with accoutrements, all identified including Custer, Badger and Poland. Partial tearing along one of the folds; otherwise near fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        L'inde des Rajahs.

      Hachette, Paris 1875 - Un fort et grand volume, in-4, plein chagrin rouge éditeur décor à plaque illustrée par Souze.[4], 807 pages. Louis Rousselet (1845-1929), géographe, archéologue et photographe effectua des missions ethnographiques en Inde centrale de 1864 à 1870 dont il ramena une riche iconographie. Il relata ses récits de voyage dans le présent ouvrage illustré de 317 gravures sur bois en noir et de 6 cartes en noir et en couleurs. Quelques frottements aux mors et petits plis au dos. Très bel exemplaire totalement exempt de rousseurs. // One large 4to volume, full red shagreen gilt block editor's binding designed by Souze. [4], 807 pages. Louis Rousselet (1845-1929), French geographer, photographer and a traveller, travelled from 1864 to 1870 mostly in Central India making numerous photos. He published then in 1875 a book relating his travels and richly illustrated with 317 wood-engravings and 6 maps. Very nice and fresh copy with some rubbing to the hinge, no foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Socialistic, communistic, mutualistic, and financial fragments

      Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard, Publishers, 1875. Hardcover. 271p., closed tear on pages 257-261, period (1884) previous owner's name on front blank end paper, first edition in original green cloth boards with minor shelf wear along the spine, Greene, a pioneer American individualist anarchist, was also an important influence on Benjamin Tucker.

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        Le chancellor suivi de Martin Paz

      illustrated Edition, 53 drawings and Férat by Riou engraved by Hildibrand and Pannemaker. Catalogue for 1875 note that this is the first time a complete catalog appears at the end of a Jules Verne.Cartonnage editor said "At the initial" the rarer green fir signed Magnier tail. Magnier second type B flatBeautiful first plate to the well marked and brilliant golds. net back with legible golds. A slightly blunted corner. Rubbed corners. Friction along the outer edge and along the joints. Rubbed Caps. head cap collapsed. Good second board with traces of friction. Scattered spots. Good copy. Hetzel Paris 1875 Grd. in-8 (18x27,3cm) relié

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        A revisor. Vigjáték öt felvonásban. A revisorról. Levéltöredék. A revisor megoldása. Utójáték egy felvonásban. Irta Gógoly, Vaszilyevics Miklós. Oroszból fordította s Gógoly életrajzával bevezette Szentkirályi Albert. [The Government Inspector.]

      Kiadja a Kisfaludy-Társaság - Az Athenaeum R. Társulat tulajdona, Budapest 1875 - In later, red, buckram cloth. First Hungarian edition. First Hungarian edition of Gogol's 1835 drama "The Government Inspector". With a biography of the author by the translator, the "Fragment of a Letter to a Man of Letters, Written by the Author Shortly after the First Performance of The Governments Inspector". Contemporary note in pencil and bookseller's stamp on title page. Otherwise clean. In fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. 2 Vols. Albany, NY. 1875

      1875 - Blackstone Revised for the Late Nineteenth Century [Blackstone, Sir William (1723-1780)]. Broom, Herbert, Editor. Hadley, Edward A., Editor. Wait, William, Notes. Commentaries on the Laws of England. Albany: John D. Parsons, Jr., 1875. Table of Consanguinity. Fold-out Table of Descent. Two volumes. xxxii, 918; xxii, 821 pp. Octavo (9-3/4" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary buckram, red and black lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, rear hinge starting, hinges cracked, some edgewear, chips and minor tears to preliminaries and final few leaves of each volume, some with early repairs, final leaf of Volume II detached, light toning to text. Ex-library. Institution stamp to foot of spines, embossed stamp and small security tag to front boards, stamps to edges of text block, preliminaries and endleaves. $500. * First American edition. This edition of Blackstone blends the original text with material by Broom and Hadley. Its first edition was published in London in 1869. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 463. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Diwan poetae Abu-‘l-Walid Moslim ibno-l-Walid al-Ancari cognomine Cario‘l-ghawani

      Lugduni-Batavorum : E.J. Brill, 1875 - First Edition. lxxix, [1], 318 pages. The Diwan or collection of poems of Muslim ibn al Walid, also called Sari al Gawani. Edited by the Dutch Orientalist M. J. de Goeje, text entirely in Arabic with a long introduction in Latin. Abu al-Walid Muslim ibn al-Walid al-Ansari was a poet and mawla of the Ansar. He was born and brought up in Kufa and then moved to Baghdad in the reign of Harun al-Rashid. Muslim was among the finest poets of the Early Abbasid period and as one of the first masters of badi’, he is held to have a profound influence on Abu Tammam. He composed in most of the genres and his poetry is an admixture of Bedouin/conservative and urban styles. The best of his descriptive talent probably lies in depictions of wine drinking and debauchery, for which he was likened to Abu Nawwas. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Book Of Sir Marco Polo The Venetian Concerning The Kingdoms And Marvels Of The East: Newly Translated And Edited, With Notes, Maps, And Other Illustrations.Second Edition, Revised. With The Addition Of New Matter And Many New Illustrations

      London: John Murray, 1875. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Color And B/W Plates, Folding Maps. 1st Printing Xl, 444; Xix, 606. The Second And Best Edition. Additional Color Title Pages, Additional Frontispieces. Original Green Cloth, Beveled Edges, Gilt Lettering, Brown Endpapers. All Color And B/W Plates And Illustrations And Maps Present. Yule Did Extensive Research For This Book, For Which He Was Awarded A Gold Medal By The Royal Geographical Society, And Was Later President Of The Hakluyt Society And Vice-President Of The Royal Geographical Society. The Books Are Lightly Used, A Few Points Of Fraying Just At Tips, Hinges Intact But Both Hinges Of Vol I, And Front Hinge Of Volume Ii, Are Cracking, Top Of Page Block Quite Dusty, No Names Or Marks Or Losses Or Stains, All Spine Gilt Quite Bright.

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        The Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition [The Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Volume XXIX]

      London: The Linnean Society of London / Taylor and Francis, 1875 190 pages, plus 136 plates. Half bound with leather over spines and corners, and dark green pebbled cloth over boards. Raised spine bands with gilt lettering on leather spine labels. Scattered foxing, mostly light but affecting a few of the plates. The leaves making up the last quarter of this volume show some waviness. . First Edition, Thus. Half Leather - Hardbound. Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to.

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        A collection of letters and documents assembled by Tissandier regarding his ascent and crash in the Zénith on 16 April 1875, the first great aviation disaster. Two 8vo volumes of letters and documents collected by Tissandier and specially bound for him in half-brown morocco & marbled boards, spines gilt. Accompanied by a modern box containing further documents (all detailed below)

      France: 1875. On the 23rd and 24th of March 1875, Gaston and Albert Tissandier made the longest trip ever in a balloon - aboard the Zénith, flying from Paris to near Bordeaux, a distance of over 600 km. Following that achievement, Gaston decided, along with fellow experienced aviators, Joseph Crocé-Spinelli and Théodore Sivel, to make another flight, this time with the goal to reach an extreme altitude in order to study the problem of respiration in thin air and meteorological phenomena. This flight, on the 15th of April 1875 aboard the Zénith, was the first great aviation disaster. The three reached an altitude of 8600 meters but Crocé-Spinelli and Sivel died of asphyxiation. After making a crash landing, Tissandier discovered he had become partially deaf. Gaston Tissandier was a fine book and autograph collector and he was determined to save everything relating to his Zénith ascensions. The two volumes here were bound for him and he saved further materials which have been kept in loose wrappers. The first volume, titled on the spine in gilt "Catastrophe du Zénith. Correspondance 1875" contains about 100 letters, telegrams, and documents regarding the disastrous ascension, written to and by Gaston immediately before and after the event, and are beautifully bound in on stubs. The first documents are from the Société Française de Navigation aérienne announcing the flights of the 23rd of March and the 15th of April. Following is a list of supplies to be carried aloft - oxygen, pigeons, thermometers, along with other items - written by Crocé-Spinelli two days before the flight. Also bound in is a brief letter from Gaston to his brothers Albert and Alfred immediately after his crash landing, followed by a letter to Alfred from Albert with the good news that Gaston had survived. Gaston has added "Je t'embrasse de tout coeur…" Following this are a series of warm and emotional letters from his family, scientists, colleagues from the Parisian publishing world, etc. Some of the letters are from James Glaisher (who had ascended to 37,000 feet in 1862), Leverrier, Paul Bert, Quatrefages, Jourdanet, Fraissinet, Flammarion, etc. Also bound in are announcements to raise funds for the families of the two victims. The second volume - titled on the spine "Catastrophe du Zénith. Lettres reçu par ma Mére 1875" - contains about thirty letters, for the most part from members of the Tissandier family written immediately after the crash, giving news or sympathy to Madame Tissandier. Most important is the six-page manuscript in the hand of Gaston, addressed to the president of the Société Française de Navigation aérienne and dated 16 April, describing the events of the ascent. This is a detailed description, written immediately after the event. Also bound in are about forty calling cards from visitors, presented immediately after the crash landing.The modern box contains many interesting items. The first is a piece of the actual balloon, manufactured of thick canvas (245 x 245 mm.). Also, there is a folder with the manuscript title "Documents relatifs au Zénith. Mémoire de Crocé-Spinelli" which contains the autograph manuscript by Gaston announcing the success of his flight of 23-24 March (3 pp., folio), addressed to the president of the Société Française de Navigation aérienne; the autograph manuscript (6 pp., folio) by Crocé-Spinelli describing the same flight, heavily reworked in the hand of Gaston; a photograph of the "launching pad" for the balloon, probably at La Villette; a four-page folio manuscript biography of Crocé-Spinelli; and a one-page list by Tissandier of the items to be carried on his flight in March with prices. This is accompanied by another folder with the manuscript title "La Catastrophe du Zénith. Correspondance - Pieces de vers." A great many ephemeral pieces are present relating to fund-raising efforts for the families of Crocé-Spinelli and Sivel; printed poems about the disaster (this event seems have inspired many with poetical tendencies), a list of supplies and their costs for their March ascension, and further correspondence from and to Gaston Tissandier and his brothers. This is a rich collection, which has remained unstudied since being assembled in 1875.

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        Insectivorous Plants.

      London: John Murray,, 1875. With illustrations. Octavo. Original green bead-grain cloth neatly rebacked with the original gilt lettered and decorated spine laid down, corners refurbished, blind-panelled covers, brown coated endpapers. 30 wood-engraved illustrations in the text. Attractive contemporary armorial bookplate of Alfred Crease Coxhead; only slight rubbing to extremities, inner joints cracked but sound, a few leaves at the beginning with brown staining (probably from a pressed flower). A particularly bright copy. First edition, of the first printing of a thousand copies. "These meticulous studies form a minor contribution to the evolutionary series by the study of the adaptations of such plants to impoverished conditions... The book was published on 2 July, 1875, in a standard binding without inserted advertisements. It is stated that 3,000 were printed, of which 2,700 were sold to the trade at once. This cannot be strictly true because both the second and third thousands of the same year stated their thousands on the title pages" (Freeman). A superior copy in the original cloth.

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        [Swanston Street Looking North]. Instantaneous Views of Melbourne.

      11 Royal Arcade, Melbourne.: Caire.. No date. (circa1875).. Albumen print laid down onto card with gold lined borders. Captioned in gold ink: Fine Art Photograph. N.J. Caire/11 Royal Arcade/Melbourne/Instantaneous Views of Melbourne. Three very tiny chips at edges, lightly creased in a few places. These creases are more apparent in the image of the photograph than to the naked eye. Photograph measures 15 x 20cm. A very interesting view of Swanston Street. The Princes Bridge Hotel which soon after this photo was taken, changed its name to Young & Jackson after Henry Young and Thomas Jackson took over the licence in 1875, can be seen in far left of the image, Melbourne Town Hall is to the right while the eye is drawn down Swanston Street by the horses, carts and a few pedestrians that take up the central section of the photograph. N.J. Caire described by Jack Cato in "The Story of the Camera in Australia" as "an aristocrat of the camera" was from his youth affected with "the madness of photography". His established his first studio in Adelaide in 1860 moving to the then gold field town of Clunes in 1870 before opening a studio in Melbourne in 1876. Given that this photograph still shows the sign of the Princes Bridge Hotel, on what became Young & Jackson, it seems likely this photograph predates the opening of his studio in Melbourne. .

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        ESTUDIO SOBRE LA HISTORIA DE LA HUMANIDAD. 12 TOMOS EN 6 VOLÚMENES

      Ed. Librería de Anllo y Rodriguez., Madrid. 1875 - 1088, 1108, 1094, 1121, 1051, 1246, págs. Encuadernación en tapa dura con el lomo en piel con dorados. Buen estado, alguna pequeña rozadura. Tomo I: El Oriente, tomo II La Grecia, tomo III: Roma, tomo IV: El Cristianismo, tomo V: Los Bárbaros y el Catolicismo, tomo VI: El Pontificado y El Imperio, tomo VII: El Feudalismo y La Iglesia, tomo VIII: La Reforma, tomo IX: Las Guerras de Religión, tomo X: Las Nacionalidades, tomo XI: La política Real, tomo XII: La Filosofía del Siglo XVIII y El Cristianismo. Traducción de la obra de gavino Lizarraga. Buen estado, alguna pequeña rozadura.

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        Sketches New and Old

      1st IMPRESSION. 17 x 25cm later half leather with five raised bands and gilt decoration and titles. Top edge gilt, marble endpapers, 320pp with repeated footnote on p119 and p120 and the snippet 'From Hospital Days' on p299 (which was not in fact by Twain), with the accompanying errata slip tipped in. The book comes with a custom made slip case and is in near fine condition.

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        A collection of letters and documents assembled by Tissandier regarding his ascent and crash in the Zénith on 16 April 1875, the first great aviation disaster. Two 8vo volumes of letters and documents collected by Tissandier and specially bound for him in half-brown morocco & marbled boards, spines gilt. Accompanied by a modern box containing further documents (all detailed below)

      France: 1875. On the 23rd and 24th of March 1875, Gaston and Albert Tissandier made the longest trip ever in a balloon - aboard the Zénith, flying from Paris to near Bordeaux, a distance of over 600 km. Following that achievement, Gaston decided, along with fellow experienced aviators, Joseph Crocé-Spinelli and Théodore Sivel, to make another flight, this time with the goal to reach an extreme altitude in order to study the problem of respiration in thin air and meteorological phenomena. This flight, on the 15th of April 1875 aboard the Zénith, was the first great aviation disaster. The three reached an altitude of 8600 meters but Crocé-Spinelli and Sivel died of asphyxiation. After making a crash landing, Tissandier discovered he had become partially deaf. Gaston Tissandier was a fine book and autograph collector and he was determined to save everything relating to his Zénith ascensions. The two volumes here were bound for him and he saved further materials which have been kept in loose wrappers. The first volume, titled on the spine in gilt "Catastrophe du Zénith. Correspondance 1875" contains about 100 letters, telegrams, and documents regarding the disastrous ascension, written to and by Gaston immediately before and after the event, and are beautifully bound in on stubs. The first documents are from the Société Française de Navigation aérienne announcing the flights of the 23rd of March and the 15th of April. Following is a list of supplies to be carried aloft - oxygen, pigeons, thermometers, along with other items - written by Crocé-Spinelli two days before the flight. Also bound in is a brief letter from Gaston to his brothers Albert and Alfred immediately after his crash landing, followed by a letter to Alfred from Albert with the good news that Gaston had survived. Gaston has added "Je t'embrasse de tout coeur…" Following this are a series of warm and emotional letters from his family, scientists, colleagues from the Parisian publishing world, etc. Some of the letters are from James Glaisher (who had ascended to 37,000 feet in 1862), Leverrier, Paul Bert, Quatrefages, Jourdanet, Fraissinet, Flammarion, etc. Also bound in are announcements to raise funds for the families of the two victims. The second volume - titled on the spine "Catastrophe du Zénith. Lettres reçu par ma Mére 1875" - contains about thirty letters, for the most part from members of the Tissandier family written immediately after the crash, giving news or sympathy to Madame Tissandier. Most important is the six-page manuscript in the hand of Gaston, addressed to the president of the Société Française de Navigation aérienne and dated 16 April, describing the events of the ascent. This is a detailed description, written immediately after the event. Also bound in are about forty calling cards from visitors, presented immediately after the crash landing. The modern box contains many interesting items. The first is a piece of the actual balloon, manufactured of thick canvas (245 x 245 mm.). Also, there is a folder with the manuscript title "Documents relatifs au Zénith. Mémoire de Crocé-Spinelli" which contains the autograph manuscript by Gaston announcing the success of his flight of 23-24 March (3 pp., folio), addressed to the president of the Société Française de Navigation aérienne; the autograph manuscript (6 pp., folio) by Crocé-Spinelli describing the same flight, heavily reworked in the hand of Gaston; a photograph of the "launching pad" for the balloon, probably at La Villette; a four-page folio manuscript biography of Crocé-Spinelli; and a one-page list by Tissandier of the items to be carried on his flight in March with prices. This is accompanied by another folder with the manuscript title "La Catastrophe du Zénith. Correspondance - Pieces de vers." A great many ephemeral pieces are present relating to fund-raising efforts for the families of Crocé-Spinelli and Sivel; printed poems about the disaster (this event seems have inspired many with poetical tendencies), a list of supplies and their costs for their March ascension, and further correspondence from and to Gaston Tissandier and his brothers. This is a rich collection, which has remained unstudied since being assembled in 1875.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Map of Los Angeles City Oil Field

      San Francisco: State Mining Bureau. unbound. Map. Uncolored lithograph. Image measures 16.5" x 24" This hard to find late 19th c map of the Los Angeles city oil fields was issued by the State Mining Bureau. The map covers most of the modern West Lake neighborhood and vicinity and depicts the region in two sections and shows the oil fields throughout the city. The first extending from Vermont Avenue and Sixth Street to Lake Shore Boulevard and Brent Street, while the second section continues from Lake Shore Boulevard and First Street Buena Vista Street and Cottage Home Street. Throughout, streets and blocks are labeled and numbered. The map also identifies wells, tanks, pumping plants, and traps. The map was drawn by Chas A. Blackman and issued by the State Mining Bureau in San Francisco with Lewis E. Aubury as the state mineralogist. The trustees included Wm. C. Ralston, Thos. B. Bishop, Frank G. Drum, F. H. Harvey, and Frank Monaghan. Although the map is not dated, Wm. C. Ralston is listed as the President of the State Mining Bureau. Ralston died in 1875, which puts the date on this map around that period. The map is in good condition with minor edge wear, not affecting printed image. Minimal spotting.

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        [Manuscript] Statement of General Average case of the Schooner "David Currie."

      [n.a.], 1875. Green cloth, gilt title. Boards rubbed, title gilt faint, split to top of front hinge, endpapers and a few leaves soiled mainly at the margins, faint dampstain to top edge, but still about very good.. 26 leaves. [Title, 7 pages of text, 40 pages of disbursements, 6 blanks]. In a beautiful hand, an accounting for the "David Currie," a two masted square sterned Schooner built in 1866 in Portland, Connecticut, which suffered damage while sailing from Brazos Santiago in Texas to New York on February 2, 1875 carrying a load of wool and hides: "In crossing the bar they struck heavily several times." It was not until the next night that "in sounding the pumps, discovered that the vessel was leaking badly.... At 7 a.m. a strong northerly breeze sprang up and continued to increase, bringing with it a heavy sea. Later part wind increased to gale. Pumps constantly at work to keep the vessel free. February 4th. Gale increasing with terrific seas.... Laboring and leaking badly.... At midnight, the gale still on, and the sea at times breaking all over them. At 8 a.m. hove to under three-reefed mainsail and storm staysail.... February 5th. Latitude 23 degrees 0, longitude 95 degrees 20. Terrific gale and frightful sea. At times the sea making a complete breach over them... all hands at the pumps to keep her afloat.... they concluded for the safety of their lives and the vessel and cargo to make for a port... February 6th. same weather. Vessel under bare poles and leaking and behaving badly...." Though the weather broke a short while on February 8th, as they neared the coast of Mexico, the gale again picked up. Not until February 9th did they observe the sun, eventually seeking harbor, but with the gale back on they again left for a safer anchorage. Finally on February 20th, they received the Mobil City [Alabama] pilot, and on the 22nd "came to anchor in the stream off Mobile City. The crew having been utterly worn out from constant work at the pumps, men were employed from shore to pump night and day." Three surveyors would come on board, examine the ship, and decide to take her out of the water. The last log entry reads "March 5th. Found repairs finished and vessel ready to take on cargo again." The remainder are the details of the disbursements for repairs, the apportionments for cargo, and the settlements.

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        Golf: A Royal & Ancient Game.

      R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh 1875 - First edition of this rare and early work on golf. Quarto, original green cloth. With 9 plates from paintings, engravings, etchings, including 2 duotone lithographs, 1 color plan of the golf course over St. Andrew's links and frontispiece, with tissue-guards; plus numerous wood engravings throughout the text; title page with decorative gilt margins; decorative initials. Illustrations by Clark Stanton, C.A. Doyle and G. Aikman. In near fine condition with light rubbing. Rare and desirable in this condition, as most examples have been rebound. "Widely regarded as one of the most significant, as well as best produced, early books on the history of golf, Clark's work is a compilation of the earliest literature on the game. In assembling the book, Clark, a well-known Edinburgh printer, collected early press reports, biographical sketches, significant acts of Parliament, municipal records, diaries, and extracts from the minutes of the earliest golf clubs" Murdoch 128; D&M 900. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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