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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]

      [Bookseller: EQTNA (Rare Books & Manuscripts)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Rainford & Parris]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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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        Rhymes and Jingles

      New York: Scribner, Armstrong and Co, 1875. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Fine. A lovely copy of this 1875 Victorian-era children's titile. 1st edition, 1st issue (which includes the frontispiece; "If Cows Wore Slippers"on pg. 250 and listed twice on pg. XII). Bright and Near Fine in its dark-green, gilt-decorated and lettered front panel and spine. Hinges tender but still perfectly sturdy. 12mo, 271 pgs., all edges gilt. ALSO INCLUDES A 1 PG. ALS FROM MARY MAPES DODGE REFERENCING AN UPCOMING GET-TOGETHER WITH LOUISA MAY ALCOTT AND FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Ansicht der Stadt von der Weid aus. Altkolorierte Aquatinta.

      Um 1860/1875. - Plattengrösse: 19,5x28 cm. In Goldrahmen unter Glas 35x43 cm. Heinrich Siegfried (31.12.1814-22.7.1889) Zeichner und Kupferstecher aus Wipkingen-Zürich. Nach einer Lehre beim Verlag Dickenmann unternahm er viele Reisen und zeichnete nach der Natur. Er widmete sich ganz der Kupferstecherei und fertige Ansichten von vielen meist Schweizer Städten in Aquatinta. 1860 und 1875 stach er zwei grosse Platten "Zürich von der Weid aus", die im Verlag H. Appenzeller gedruckt wurden. (Lit: Brun, Schweizerisches Künstler-Lexikon, 3. Band, Frauenfeld 1913, S.153.)

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        A selection from the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Sixth edition

      London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1875, - in-8°, XI (+1) (engraved front & title incl.) + 319 p. full red leather binding, spine and bookcovers richly gilt, edges gilt FOREDGE with painting in colour, showing the poetress with London view in the backgrownd. Elisabeth Browning, figure attachante de la littérature britannique. Cette femme qui était considérée de son vivant déjà parmi les plus grandes poétesses, exprime à travers ses sonnets son amour pour son mari, le poète Robert Browning.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1875 - 1875 Original Wisden

      As far as I am aware this is the first time an 1875 Wisden has been offered for sale on Wisden Auction. The book has been very recently rebound in green cloth with a green leather spine with the title and year in gilt to the spine by Scriveners Bookbinders in Buxton, Derbyshire. The front and rear end papers are marbled and the binding looks fabulous. The book itself has been rebound without original wrappers. The book consists of 212 pages and is in fabulous condition. The pages are clean and unmarked and there is no hint of any foxing. A supberb book in a superb binding and of course the holy grail for Wisden collectors. We have added plenty of photographs but we are happy of course to answer any questions or queries. The book will be fully insured in transit and packed to a professional standard. If intending to buy from outside the UK mainland please contact us before buying to ascertain methods and prices of postage.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        Kanpan Yochi Shiryaku A Compilation of Geographical Knowledge

      

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        Geschichte der Stadt Mannheim nach den Quellen bearbeitet.

      Mannheim, Straßburg (Bensheimer), 1875 + 1877. 2 Bände in 1 Bd. XIII, 475 (1), VII, 391 (1) S. mit 3 Plänen der Stadt Mannheim aus den Jahren 1620, 1663 und 1794 (Belagerung der Rheinschanze) und einem Verzeichnis der Hausbesitzer aus dem Jahre 1663. neues HLn. schönes Ex. Sehr seltene EA der wichtigen Stadtgeschichte. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bebuquin]
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        Deutsches Alpenbuch. Die deutschen Hochlande in Wort und Bild. Die Ostalpen.

       Glogau, Flemming (1875-1888). 4 Bde. (Alles Erschienene!) VI (2) 616; 4 Bll., 672 S., 6 Bll.; VIII, 478 S., 4 Bll.; 583 S., 2 Bll. Mit 200 tlw. ganzseit. Holzschn. v. A. Cloß, Klitzsch & Rochlitzer nach Zeichn. v. Th. Blätterbauer u. G. Sundblad. OLn. m. Gold- u. Schwarzpräg. Exlibris, Namenstempel a.d. flieg. Vors.Bd. 1: Salzkammergut, Oberbaiern und Algäu. Naturansichten und Gestalten. - Bd. 2: Tirol und Vorarlberg. Bd. 3 (= 2. Abt./1. Bd. Die Ost-Alpen): Wanderungen und Bilder in und aus Osttirol, Kärnten, Steiermark, Salzburg und Nieder-Oesterreich. - Bd. 4.: Österr. Küstenlande, Krain, Istrien und benachbarte Alpengebiete (= 2. Abt./2. Bd. Die Ost-Alpen). Versand D: 4,00 EUR Geographie, Landeskunde, Reiseführer, Alpinismus

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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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 poe [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      Joel Munsell 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Serviettes. Dinner Napkins and How to Fold Them.

      London: Dean & Son, [1875]. "The eye must be feasted as well as the palate." A book of instruction on the folding of table napkins illustrated with systematic origami-style directions. Designs previously unimagined include the Double Horn of Plenty, the Prince of Wales's Feather, the Cornucopia... Only two other known copies in existence. First edition, Venetian red cloth with blind-stamped borders and illustrations in gilt, a near fine copy of an uncommon book.

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        England and Wales (Exclusive of the Metropolis) Return of the Land 1873. Two Volume Set

      George and Edward Eyre/William Spottiswoode, London 1875 - [800pp.]. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Minor wear and scuffing to leather at corners and extremities. Covers slightly rubbed. Splitting to leather along spine ends. Light marking and spotting to prelims. Heraldic bookplate to front pastedowns Half leather covers with marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 became Young & Jackson after Henry Young and Thomas Jackson took over the licence in 1875 is 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. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157736).

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1875 - 1875 Original Wisden

      As far as I am aware this is the first time an 1875 Wisden has been offered for sale on Wisden Auction. The book has been very recently rebound in green cloth with a green leather spine with the title and year in gilt to the spine by Scriveners Bookbinders in Buxton, Derbyshire. The front and rear end papers are marbled and the binding looks fabulous. The book itself has been rebound without original wrappers. The book consists of 212 pages and is in fabulous condition. The pages are clean and unmarked and there is no hint of any foxing. A supberb book in a superb binding and of course the holy grail for Wisden collectors. We have added plenty of photographs but we are happy of course to answer any questions or queries. The book will be fully insured in transit and packed to a professional standard. If intending to buy from outside the UK mainland please contact us before buying to ascertain methods and prices of postage.

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        The Athletic News. A Weekly Journal of Amateur Sports [1-40]

      [No1-No 40, lacking No 38] Rare collection of thirty nine issues of Edward Hulton's pioneering Manchester sports newspaper (1875-1876) containing some of the earliest printed football reports. Produced in small tabloid format, each issue runs to 8 pages, priced at a penny, with an engraving of an 'eminent athlete' on the front cover. The run of 39 issues has been bound in modern quarter buckram over marbled boards with recent endpapers; minor browning to the paper stock, otherwise the individual issues are in very good condition throughout. One old tissue repair to a closed tear, p269, final leaf of the No 40 torn with loss. This collection begins with the journal's first issue 'Vol 1-No.1.' on Saturday June 5, 1875 and concludes Saturday, March 4th 1876. The footballing content which would in time make the journal 'the voice of football and the paper of the discerning football enthusiast' becomes prominent from October 1875 onwards with the preceding summer issues filled with reports of Golf, Athletics, Swimming, Bicycling, Yachting, Cricket, Pigeon Shooting and even 'Walking Backwards'. On October 9 the editorial announced that 'To-day the [Football] season may be said to commence in earnest... The weather is not very promising but football enthusiasts are not easily daunted' with match reports from the previous week's clash between 'Wanderers v. Queen's Park, Glasgow' at Hampden Park. From the following week the match reports are prefaced by a list of fixtures which subsequently grew with every issue, prompting several acknowledgments of the pressure of space caused by the footballing reportage. In the October 30 issue appeared the first reports on 'ties for the Association Challenge Cup' - the fifth ever F.A. Cup competition with the final first round tie reported in late November (Crystal Palace v. 15th Regiment) alongside the observation that 'the Association Cup has been the means of giving such an impetus to the "dribbling game".' It's interesting to note the November 6 observation that 'it will be seen that association football is in a fair way to become an institution in Manchester'. The world's oldest independent football club, Sheffield United, makes regular appearances among the match reports with a preview in the final issue of the fifth international match between Scotland and England on the afternoon of 4 March, 1876. Unrecorded here, Scotland won 3-0! Worldcat and COPAC locate one incomplete institutional holding only: BL.

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        Stadtplan ('Karte des Kriegshafens und der Stadt Wilhelmshaven. Herausgegeben und verlegt von H. Grund, Wilhelmshaven 1875.').

      - Lithographie v. Bernhard Wenglein & Co. in Berlin, dat. 1875, 29,5 x 37,5 Sehr selten! - Das Blatt auf Leinen altmontiert. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Central Asia: from the Aryan to the Cossack.

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1875 - Octavo, original red cloth, title gilt to spine, blind panelling to boards, grey-brown endpapers. A little rubbed and soiled, the spine sunned, front hinge cracked and repaired, light browning throughout, but overall a very good copy. First edition of this excellent and uncommon survey of the history of the region down to the Russian expedition of 1872–3, written with a wary eye on accelerating Russianization in the khanates. The author James Hutton (1818–93) was born in Calcutta, the son of a merchant. After a brief period as an ensign in the army of the East India Company he "tumbled into a fine fortune, tumbled out of it, then applied himself to newspapering" (Reminiscences and Anecdotes of Great Men of India, p. 186). Falling out with the Madras establishment, he headed to England becoming involved with Thornton Hunt and G. H. Lewes's The Leader. "Mr Hutton was destined, however, like so many Liberals of those days, to become eventually a Conservative. He started some twenty-five years ago a morning paper called The Day, which represents the views of a particular section of the Conservative party, but failed, though conducted with great ability, to obtain their active support. After the non-success of The Day Mr Hutton went back to India for a time. He was, indeed, connected throughout his life with Indian journalism, now as editor, now as London correspondent" (obituary in the St James's Gazette). Hutton was the author of some half-dozen books and and the translator of several others, including an account of thuggee published in 1857, and a translation of Daumas's Les Chevaux du Sahara et les mœurs du désert (1863). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MANUALE DI GINNASTICA EDUCATIVA

      PARAVIA E COMP, TORINO 1875 - ITALIANO Legatura in pergamena con titoli neri al dorso, ingiallita e con macchie scure prevalentemente al bordo superiore anteriore e rosse al piatto posteriore, illustrazioni in nero nei testi, pagine brunite causa tempo, con fioritura e con tracce di umidità ai bordi

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        Carl Rottmann's Italienische Landschaften. Nach den Fresken in den Arkaden des Kgl. Hof-Gartens in München. In Chromolithographie ausgeführt von R. Steinbock in Berlin.

      München, Berlin, & London, Friedr. Bruckmann's Verlag, ohne Jahr (1875). - Ca. 38,5 x 46 cm (Kartonformat). Insgesamt 12 chromlithographierte montierte Darstellungen von Carl Rottmann. Vorhanden sind die ersten 3 Lieferungen mit jeweils 3 Blättern (Erste Lieferung: Tivoli - Scylla und Charybdis - Taormina. Zweite Lieferung: Kyklopenfelsen - Terracina - Reggio. Dritte Lieferung: Bajae - Palermo - Veroneser Klause) sowie eine weitere Lieferung (Trient - Perugia - Nemi-See). Insgesamt erschienen bis 1876 30 Blätter. Lieferungstitel beschnitten und mit Einrissen. Die Tafeln mit Trockenstempel des Verlages unterhalb der Darstellung, wenige Tafeln mit kleinen Stockflecken im weißen Rand, sonst fleckenfrei. Lose Blätter mit einem Lieferungsumschlag.

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        Storia antica e moderna del Mugello... Volume primo (e Volume secondo, terzo e quarto)

      Tip. e lit. di G. Carnesecchi e figli, 1875. 8vo (cm. 19), 4 Voll. legati in due tomi; XIX-252, 360, 403, 340, XXVII pp. (’Indice analitico alfabetico’) con una tav. più volte rip. f.t. (’Carta topografica della Val di Sieve’). Belle legature coeve in piena pelle. Nervi, titolo e numerazione dei volumi impressa in oro ai ds. Taglio superiore dorato e sguardie in carta xilografata. Brossure ed. conservate all’interno. Ex libris araldici. Ottimo esemplare. Raro. Non in Lozzi (che cita, dello stesso Autore, un opuscolo fuori commercio del 1883).

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

      Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1875. First edition. Leather bound. 291pp. Quarto [30 cm.] Original calf with leather labels on backstrip. Very good. Volume has been rebacked with original backstrip laid over. Light overall rubbing to boards, more rubbing to extremities. Small map of Arizona attached to the front pastedown. Previous owner's name handwritten on the title page. Both the folding map and profile are present an in binder's pocket at the rear of the volume. Contains eighty black and white illustrations of Powell's epic adventure down the then unknown Colorado and Green Rivers Index. The maps are in excellent condition. Powell's 1869 exploration was the first documented expedition to successfully navigate the perilous rapids of the Colorado River through the uncharted Grand Canyon. The expedition set off in 1869 with ten men and four boats under the direction of one-armed Civil War veteran John Wesley Powell. After three months and nearly 1,000 miles, only five of the original party emerged from the depths of the canyon. Their historic journey mapped the last wild, untamed river of the American West and named the last unknown regions of American geography. The Henry Mountains and the Dirty Devil River were until the Powell expedition the last nameless mountain range and river in the continental U.S. Howes P525. Farquhar 42a. Wheat 1261. Graff 3336. Sabin 64751.

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        Storia antica e moderna del Mugello. Volume primo (e Volume secondo, terzo e quarto)

      Tip. e lit. di G. Carnesecchi e figli 1875-1876, Firenze - Belle legature coeve in piena pelle. Nervi, titolo e numerazione dei volumi impressa in oro ai ds. Taglio superiore dorato e sguardie in carta xilografata. Brossure ed. conservate all interno. Ex libris araldici. Ottimo esemplare. Raro. Non in Lozzi (che cita, dello stesso Autore, un opuscolo fuori commercio del 1883). 8vo (cm. 19), 4 Voll. legati in due tomi; XIX-252, 360, 403, 340, XXVII pp. ( Indice analitico alfabetico ) con una tav. più volte rip. f.t. ( Carta topografica della Val di Sieve ). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("G. Schiaparelli"). Mailand, 13. VI. 1875.

      1875. ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten zur Übersendung des ersten Teils der "Effemeriden", Jahrgang 1873; deren zweiter Teil für 1874 befinde sich gerade im Druck, und sobald dieser fertig sei, werde er ihn auch umgehend schicken. - Schiaparelli war von 1864 bis 1900 Direktor der Sternwarte Mailand und wurde weltweit bekannt durch seine Marsbeobachtungen und die Entdeckung der so genannten Marskanäle (Canali) im Jahr 1877. - Kleinere Einrisse in den Faltungen alt hinterlegt; etwas unfrisch; ohne den erwähnten Band. - Die Verso-Seite von Bl. 1 mit dem verschlungenen Monogrammstempel "LS", die Recto-Seite mit einigen handschriftlichen Numerierungen und kl. Registraturetikett.

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        A who's-who of New York business in 1875: a presentation album signed by nearly 100 of the most prominent capitalists, including J. P. Morgan and Charles Lewis Tiffany, in a tribute to Simeon B. Chittenden, soon after his election to Congress.

      New York, March 9, 1875. 8vo. "A fine set of four volumes presented to, or retained by, Simon Baldwin Chittenden (1814-1889) including two books presented to him on the occasion of his retirement from active business in 1875, following his recent election to Congress the previous year. Proceedings of the Complimentary Dinner given to Hon. Simeon B. Chittenden by his Friends on the Occasion of his Retirement from Business. (New York: Privately printed, 1875), 47 pp. + 15 un-paginated signature leaves preceding, bound in embossed gilt titled leather boards, with ribbed and titled spine. Boards and spine rubbed, pages clean. The front leaves are signed by some of the most prominent businessmen in New York City including John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812-1902), Levi P. Morton (1824-1920), William M. Evarts (1818-1901), Cyrus Field (1819-1892), William E. Dodge (1805-1883), Samuel D. Babcock (1821-1902), Moses Taylor (1806-1882), Samuel Sloan (1817-1907), John Aikman Stuart (1822-1926), Elliot C. Cowdin (1819-1880), John Jay Cisco (1806-1884), Royal Phelps (1809-1884), William H. Fogg (1817-1884), Percy R. Pyne (1857-1929), William Allen Butler (1825-1902), Josiah M. Fiske (c. 1821-1892), James W. Beekman (1815-1877) and approximately eighty others. The signed edition is accompanied by an unsigned copy of Proceedings of the Complimentary Dinner given to Hon. Simeon B. Chittenden by his Friends on the Occasion of his Retirement from Business. (New York: Privately printed, 1875), 8vo., 47 pp. bound in brown leather boards titled in gilt with ribbed spine. Boards and spine rubbed, front board slightly warped, pages clean. The collection also features another privately printed, and untitled, book,([n.p.], c. 1882), 128 pp. 4to. Bound in soft green leather boards with Chittenden's monogram in gilt on the front board, signed and inscribed to ""Mr. S. B. Chittenden, Jr by his Father S. B. Chittenden, Brooklyn, January 1883"" on one of the front blank endpapers. The book, authored by one of Chittenden's friends, only identified in the preface with the printed signature, ""E.C."" is a compendium of some of Chittenden's speeches in Congress. The three volumes are complimented by a scrapbook kept by Chittenden's son containing news clippings and other family-related ephemera. Simon Baldwin Chittenden was born in Guilford, Connecticut and began his mercantile career in New Haven before removing to New York in 1842. From 1867 to 1869 he served as vice president of the New York City Chamber of Commerce and in 1874 was elected as an Independent Republican to the House of Representatives, serving there until 1881. "

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        Title in Ottoman Turkish] Hive siyahetnâmesi ve-tarih-i. (A traveller's account of Khiva and its history).

      Istanbul: Basiret Matbaasi, AH 1292 (AD 1875/76) - Royal octavo (230 × 160 mm). Contemporary green sheep-backed pebble-grain boards, title gilt to spine, gilt lozenges to compartments, blind panelling to boards, pale green endpapers. A little rubbed, the spine slightly sunned, the contents variably browned through variations in the paperstock, 2-inch closed tear to map-fold, but overall very good. 32 plates with tipped-in tissue guards, folding map to rear. First edition in turkish, the year following the English first edition: the first and only edition published in the Ottoman empire. Extremely uncommon, just four copies on OCLC, this timely Turkish translation of MacGahan's account of the 1873 fall of the Khivan khanate to the Russians under General Kaufman was made in the same years as the Russian translation. MacGahan (1844–1878), was a foreign correspondent for Gordon Bennett's New York Herald and later the Daily News. He had previously covered the Franco–Prussian War in 1870–1 and was subsequently appointed the Herald's St Petersburg correspondent. On hearing of the departure of a force to Central Asia under General Skobelev, MacGahan defied the ban on correspondents accompanying the expedition. He crossed the Kyzyl-Kum desert on horseback and was present at the surrender of Khiva. His later investigations of the Bulgarian atrocities in 1876 were instrumental in preventing Britain from supporting Turkey in the Russo–Turkish War of 1877–8, a key factor in Bulgaria gaining independence from the Ottoman Empire. Atabey 744; Ghani p. 233; Yakushi M12 - all for different English language editions. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ETHIOPIC MANUSCRIPT Manuscript in Ge-ez script on vellum

      G/No Dustjacket. 1875. Manuscript. Late 19th century or early 20th century, 34 parchment leaves, (3 leaves with later notes and 31 leaves with text on both sides). 3.8" x 2.7" or 97 mm x 70 mm. Enclosed in a leather purse with rawhide straps. Wooden lid covers with rawhide sewing of 4 gatherings that have been reinforced with cotton string. This manuscript is most likely a religious liturgy book written in black ink with added red ink for emphasis using 8 lines in a single column. Case and book are just in good condition. .

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        The Militia (Voluntary Enlistment) Act, 1875, With an Introduction and Notes

      Printed under the Superintendence of HMSO, London 1875 - Original red cloth boards, gilt, somewhat worn and marked, slightly strained, yet a usable copy, xiii+32 pages; rare, no copy in OCLC or RLIN The act which "embraced all the provisions which relate to the militia of the three kingdoms", essentially creating, for the first time, a national militia raised by voluntary enlistment; with the gloss of both Clode and A.J. Wood, who framed the Act [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Russian Romance.

      London: Henry S. King & Co.,, 1875. By Alexander Serguevitch Poushkin. Translated by Mrs. J. Buchan Telfer (Née Mouravieff). Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, publisher's device to front cover gilt, single rule frame blocked in blind to covers, top edge black, brown floral endpapers. Bumps to spine ends, spine browned, covers and edges slightly soiled, small mark to front cover; a very good copy. First edition. This early collection of Pushkin's stories contains for the first time in English the complete Tales of Belkin, together with The Moor of Peter the Great, and a new translation of The Captain's Daughter. The translator, Ekaterina Muraveva, was Russian and married an English naval captain who fought in the Crimean War, Captain Telfer. The couple travelled twice to the Crimea and Caucasus, and in 1876 Telfer published an authoritative two volume work entitled The Crimea and Transcaucasia, Being the Narrative of a Journey. An uncommon work.

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        A Journey to the North Pole

      George Routledge 1875 - Shows slight signs of edgewear, top of spine a little worn, generally a very nice tight book. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cours d'histoire universelle à l'Hôtel de ville. - Les questions sociales dans l'Antiquité. - Symbolique des religions anciennes et modernes. - Catéchisme religieux des libres penseurs. - Les oracles

      Edition for each of the volumes. Binding to bradel half red calico, flat spine decorated with gilt double, flat marbled paper wrappers preserved and bound in for each of the volumes. Shipments autographs signed by the author and gentlemen Ravaisson Caro head of the first flat of the first volume and the title page of the fourth volume. Nice and rare set. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Administration des Deux revues & Lib. de l'Art Indépendant & E. Leroux & Hurtau & Lib. de l'Art Indépendant Paris 1891 & 1898 & 1896 & 1875 & 1897 14,5x23cm pour le premier volume & 15x24cm pour les autres volumes 5 volumes reliés en 1

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        LEIPHEIM. Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe, rechts und links oben Wappen.

      - Grau lavierte Tuschfederzeichnung nach Matthäus Merian, um 1875, 29,5 x 43 cm. Vergrößerte Darstellung nach dem Kupferstich von Matthäus Merian von 1644. - Im Himmel mehrere leichte Flecken, im unteren Bereich einheitlich leicht gebräunt. - Repräsentatives und fein ausgeführtes Aquarell in Grau.

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        History of the Indian Mutiny

      1875. BALL, Charles. The History of the Indian Mutiny: Giving a Detailed Account of the Sepoy Insurrection in India. London: London Printing and Publishing Company, circa 1875. Seven volumes. Quarto, publisher's gilt- and blind-stamped red cloth. $2000.Early edition of Ball's illustrated history of the Sepoy Mutiny, with two engraved title-pages, seven steel-engraved portraits, 71 steel-engraved views and battle scenes, and two double-page maps of India hand-colored in outline. Seven volumes in publisher's original cloth.A detailed history of this very complicated time in Anglo-Indian history, the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857-58, often described as India's First War of Independence. The seven ""divisions"" of this history were meant to be bound by the purchaser in two volumes; this set includes appropriate title pages, engraved title pages, and directions for where to bind the plates, which have been bound into the front of each division. First published 1860. Early owner signature.Light foxing to some plates. Slight wear to spine ends, Volume II and V with expert reinforcement to text block. Near-fine condition, scarce in original cloth.

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        La Magie dévoilée ou principes de science occulte

      St Germain, imp. Heutte, 1875, in 4°, de VIII-284pp., et 2 ff. h. t. de 12 gravures sur papier bistre, demi-chagrin vert bronze éditeur, dos orné, plats toile avec encadrement d'un filet doré. Exemplaire avec les figures rajoutées collées dans le texte, certaines manuscrites. Rarissime ouvrage hors commerce avec mention en tête "2e tirage fait à très-petit nombre d'exemplaires". Il était réservé aux initiés, et le premier tirage date de 1852. Du Potet le cédait contre la somme énorme de 100 francs or et le serment par écrit de ne pas le communiquer et de ne pas révéler les secrets qu'il contient... Il est précédé d'une intéressante autobiographie de l'auteur. Certains exemplaires possèdent des figures rajoutées de la main de l'auteur et réservées à certains de ses disciples. "Opérations magiques, miroirs, attractions, sympathies et antipathies, flèches, harmonies magiques, magique ivresse, principes et secrets, créations spirituelles, moyens opératoires, préparation du miroir, visions, cercle et miroir visibles et occultes..." ¶ Caillet n°3405 - Dorbon 1387 - Guaïta n°1332.

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