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        Le Soleil. [2 volumes + Atlas].

      Paris:: Gauthier-Villars, 1875, 1877., 1875. 2 volumes + Atlas. Tall 8vo. xx, 428; viii, 484 pp. Atlas: [iv], 6 engraved double-page plates. 13 plates, 280 figs. (some in color). MEMORIAL BOOKLET BOUND IN: Padre Angelo Sechi (In More del Padre Angelo Secchi, Canto Dell'Avvocato B. Mattiauda. Roma: Tipografia Delle Scienze Matematiche e Fisiche, 1878.14 pp). Later half maroon gilt-stamped morocco, marbled boards, raised bands, top edge gilt, initials of owner on foot of spine. Signatures and armorial bookplates of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman. Very good. Second edition. "By observing sunspots at various solar latitudes, Secchi determined that the Sun had a differential rotation and behaves more like a liquid than a solid body. He named the bright areas around sunspots 'faculae', deduced (correctly) that solar granulation was attributed to the action of convection cells, and measured the effect of limb darkening. / Secchi's solar studies were summarized in Le Soleil, published in 1875-1877, in which Secchi related the observed surface phenomena to an overall model of the Sun's structure. He took the Sun to be composed mainly of gas and subject to complex circulation, with surface eruptions driven by an unrecognized force (later found to be magnetic fields)." - Thomas Hockey, Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, p. 1040. / "Angelo Secchi, an Italian astronomer, died Feb. 26, 1878, at age 59. Secchi was a Jesuit and spent most of his life with the Observatory of the Roman College in Rome, serving as its Director from 1850 until his death. Secchi observed the planets and stars from the roof of the Church of St. Ignatius, which gives the term "study of the heavens" a rich double meaning (second image). Secchi is best known for his work in solar and stellar spectroscopy. Spectroscopy had been founded in 1859, with the discovery that the dark lines in the solar spectrum could be used to identify the elements in the sun. Secchi expanded spectroscopy to include the stars, whose spectra were much more difficult to observe. Secchi discovered that stars come in different "spectral types," with some stars, like the Sun, having many dark lines, while others, like Sirius and Vega, have many fewer lines. He identified four kinds of stars, which he called Types I, II, III, and IV (third image). These designations would be used until they were superseded by the OBAFGKM system proposed at Harvard around the turn of the 20th century. Secchi's stellar types were illustrated by attractive chromolithographs in his book Le Soleil (1870) ... the second French edition (1875) and the first German edition (1872)." - Linda Hall Library - Dr. William B. Ashworth, Jr. PROVENANCE: Samuel Verplanck Hoffman (1866-1942) graduated from Harvard with a degree in mechanical engineering, and from Johns Hopkins with a graduate degree in astronomy, however he devoted most of his life to managing his father's extensive properties in New York City. He was a member of the New York Historical Society for over 40 years, serving as president from 1903 to 1913.

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        THE OVERLAND MONTHLY: Devoted to the Development of the Country

      San Francisco: A. Roman & Company and John H. Carmany & Company, 1875. Hardcover. Very good. A complete run, comprised of 15 volumes, of the first incarnation of this influential monthly magazine. Founded by Anton Roman, a Bavarian-born bookseller who sold the magazine to John Carmany in 1869, the Overland Monthly rose to prominence with contributions by the "Golden State Trinity": Bret Harte, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Ina Coolbrith. Notably, Harte's famous story "The Luck of Roaring Camp" appeared in the magazine's second issue (August 1868). Other contributors included Ambrose Bierce, J. Ross Browne, Joaquin Miller, John Muir, and Mark Twain. Octavo. The first twelve volumes are bound in pebbled green cloth with gilt stamping. The thirteenth volume is bound in full green cloth with gilt titles. The last two volumes are bound in one-half brown morocco over brown cloth-covered boards, with gilt stamping and four raised bands. A period library label appears on the front pastedown in the final two volumes (no other markings). Period previous owner's signature in pencil on the front flyleaf in five volumes. A bit of wear to the corners and tips of the cloth-bound volumes; else very good.

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        Le Soleil. [2 volumes + Atlas].

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1875, 1877. Paris:: Gauthier-Villars, 1875, 1877., 1875. 2 volumes + Atlas. Tall 8vo. xx, 428; viii, 484 pp. Atlas: [iv], 6 engraved double-page plates. 13 plates, 280 figs. (some in color). MEMORIAL BOOKLET BOUND IN: Padre Angelo Sechi (In More del Padre Angelo Secchi, Canto Dell'Avvocato B. Mattiauda. Roma: Tipografia Delle Scienze Matematiche e Fisiche, 1878.14 pp). Later half maroon gilt-stamped morocco, marbled boards, raised bands, top edge gilt, initials of owner on foot of spine. Signatures and armorial bookplates of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman. Very good. Second edition. "By observing sunspots at various solar latitudes, Secchi determined that the Sun had a differential rotation and behaves more like a liquid than a solid body. He named the bright areas around sunspots 'faculae', deduced (correctly) that solar granulation was attributed to the action of convection cells, and measured the effect of limb darkening. / Secchi's solar studies were summarized in Le Soleil, published in 1875-1877, in which Secchi related the observed surface phenomena to an overall model of the Sun's structure. He took the Sun to be composed mainly of gas and subject to complex circulation, with surface eruptions driven by an unrecognized force (later found to be magnetic fields)." – Thomas Hockey, Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, p. 1040. / "Angelo Secchi, an Italian astronomer, died Feb. 26, 1878, at age 59. Secchi was a Jesuit and spent most of his life with the Observatory of the Roman College in Rome, serving as its Director from 1850 until his death. Secchi observed the planets and stars from the roof of the Church of St. Ignatius, which gives the term "study of the heavens" a rich double meaning (second image). Secchi is best known for his work in solar and stellar spectroscopy. Spectroscopy had been founded in 1859, with the discovery that the dark lines in the solar spectrum could be used to identify the elements in the sun. Secchi expanded spectroscopy to include the stars, whose spectra were much more difficult to observe. Secchi discovered that stars come in different "spectral types," with some stars, like the Sun, having many dark lines, while others, like Sirius and Vega, have many fewer lines. He identified four kinds of stars, which he called Types I, II, III, and IV (third image). These designations would be used until they were superseded by the OBAFGKM system proposed at Harvard around the turn of the 20th century. Secchi's stellar types were illustrated by attractive chromolithographs in his book Le Soleil (1870) … the second French edition (1875) and the first German edition (1872)." – Linda Hall Library – Dr. William B. Ashworth, Jr. PROVENANCE: Samuel Verplanck Hoffman (1866-1942) graduated from Harvard with a degree in mechanical engineering, and from Johns Hopkins with a graduate degree in astronomy, however he devoted most of his life to managing his father's extensive properties in New York City. He was a member of the New York Historical Society for over 40 years, serving as president from 1903 to 1913.

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        THE OVERLAND MONTHLY: Devoted to the Development of the Country

      San Francisco: A. Roman & Company and John H. Carmany & Company, 1875. Hardcover. Very good. A complete run, comprised of 15 volumes, of the first incarnation of this influential monthly magazine. Founded by Anton Roman, a Bavarian-born bookseller who sold the magazine to John Carmany in 1869, the Overland Monthly rose to prominence with contributions by the "Golden State Trinity": Bret Harte, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Ina Coolbrith. Notably, Harte's famous story "The Luck of Roaring Camp" appeared in the magazine's second issue (August 1868). Other contributors included Ambrose Bierce, J. Ross Browne, Joaquin Miller, John Muir, and Mark Twain. Octavo. The first twelve volumes are bound in pebbled green cloth with gilt stamping. The thirteenth volume is bound in full green cloth with gilt titles. The last two volumes are bound in one-half brown morocco over brown cloth-covered boards, with gilt stamping and four raised bands. A period library label appears on the front pastedown in the final two volumes (no other markings). Period previous owner's signature in pencil on the front flyleaf in five volumes. A bit of wear to the corners and tips of the cloth-bound volumes; else very good.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1875 - 1875 Wisden Front Wrapper Preserved Fine Condition

      1875. This is possibly the best Wisden that we have offered for sale to date on Wisden Auction. The book on offer here is an 1875 Wisden that has been rebound some time ago in green quarter leather with brown boards. The title and year appear in gilt to the spine. The boards are in excellent condition. The front wrapper has been preserved and is in fine condition. The book lacks the rear wrapper. The remaining contents - pages 1-212 are in immaculate, clean, unmarked condition and this is as good an example of an 1875 as we have seen. In the past couple of years we have sold two 1875s - both rebound without the wrappers and each has sold in region of £19,000.00. The book on offer here has the original front wrapper in fine condition and hence the price is fair. If any additional photographs are required or any further information please do not hesitate to contact us. The front and rear hinges are strong and the contents are in excellent, complete, unmarked fine condition. A very nice example.

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        China’s Millions.

      London: Morgan & Scott, 1875-1878. First editions of these works edited by J. Hudson Taylor regarding information on Chinese life. Quarto, 2 volumes, bound in original pictorial cloth, frontispiece, illustrated throughout, maps, gilt edges. Volume one covers July 1875 to December 1876. Volume two covers January 1878 to December 1878. In very good condition. Rare and desirable.

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        Sitzungs-Protokolle. 24 Hefte.

      Stuttgart Kohlhammer -92 1875 - (31 x 23,5 cm). Mit einigen Tafeln und Karten. Original-Rückenbroschur. Vorhanden sind die Protokolle von 1875-91/92 (ohne 1881 Heft 2; 1886/87 Heft 2; 1889; 1890 und 1891/92 Heft 1). - Neben vereinsinternen Notizen und Reiseberichten enthalten die Hefte auch Beiträge u.a. über: die Konstruktion der Straßen-Eisenbahn, die Grubenbahn bei Wasseralfingen, die Ausstellung des Vereins für Baukunde, das Eisenbahnwesen in Württemberg, die Irrenanstalt in Schussenried, den Umbau des Bahnhofs Stuttgart, die Anlage erhöhter Trottoirs in Stuttgart, die Konstruktion städtischer Straßen und Pferdebahnen, den Einsturz der Tay-Brücke, Wassermörtel, Maschinentorffabrikation, den gegenwärtigen Stand des Tunnelbaus, die Verminderung von Hochwasserverheerungen durch Sammelweiher, Goldners Abortsystem in Baden-Baden, die Korrektur der Königs- und Schulstraße in Stuttgart, die Verkehrsverhältnisse Württembergs, Glasbedachungen, die Kosten der Nebenbahnen, die Esslinger Frauenkirche, die Untertürkheimer Neckarbrücke, Straßenreinigung, die Anlage von Volksbädern in Stuttgart, den Bau eines Wasserreservoirs in Wildbad, Heilbronn und seine Bauten etc. - Stempel auf den Titeln. Rücken vereinzelt leicht lädiert. Insgesamt gut erhalten [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A sammelband of six pamphlets by and about John Ruskin, viz: 1) Notes on the Construction of Sheepfolds . . . Sunnyside: George Allen, 1875. Second Edition; 2) Inaugural Address Delivered at the Cambridge School of Art. Sunnyside: George Allen, 1879. A New Edition; 3) Notes on the Pictures of Mr. Holman Hunt . . . London: William Reeves, 1866. First edition; 4) Notes on Some of the Principal Pictures of Sir John Everett Millais . . . London: William Reeves, 1886. First edition. 5) John Ruskin: His Life and Work . . . by William Smart. Manchester: Abel Heywood & Son, [1880]. First edition. And 6) A Disciple of Plato. A Critical Study of John Ruskin by William Smart. Glasgow: Wilson & McCormick, 1883. First edition.

      6 vols, 8vo, bound in later blue calf by George Watson & Son, Glasgow, red spine label, gilt decorations and lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. A good collection of pamphlets by John Ruskin, several of which are related to prominent Pre-Raphaelite artists and art. The two pamphlets about Ruskin by William Smart, President of the Ruskin Society of Glasgow, are uncommon. Joints starting, but sound; edges a little rubbed; very good copy.

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        The Dialogues of Plato. Translated into English with Analyses and Intoductions by B.(enjamin) Jowett

      at the Clarendon Press, Oxford 1875 - Second edition, Revised and Corrected Throughout, with Additions and an Index of Subjects and Proper Names. 11 vols. 8vo. Bound in half brown contemporary calf and marbled boards, black title labels, marbled edges. Spine ends slightly chipped, some light marginal notations (some in ink). In all Very good Second edition, Revised and Corrected Throughout, with Additions and an Index of Subjects and Proper Names.

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        Reward!, Wells, Fargo & Co's Express Box, On Chinese and Copperopolis

      1875. [Tuolumne, CA]. 1875. 14" x 11" broadside. [Tuolumne, CA]. 1875. 14" x 11" broadside. An 1875 Robbery of a Wells, Fargo Stagecoach in California [Broadside]. Wells, Fargo & Co. Valentine, John J. [1840-1901]. Reward!: Wells, Fargo & Co's Express Box, On Chinese and Copperopolis Stage, Was Robbed this Morning, By One Man About Two Miles from Burns Ferry, (Ruplee's Bridge,) Tuolumne County Side, Of $600 in Coin and Gold Dust. [Tuolumne, CA]: Tuolumne Independent Print, December 1, 1875. 14" x 11" broadside. Moderate toning and faint dampspotting, light edgewear, a few tiny holes, none with loss to text. $500. * A classic Western wanted poster involving a stagecoach robbery in the California countryside east of San Francisco and Modesto. The robber is described as a "Mexican, lightish complexion, rather short and thick set; weight about 150 lbs.; had a moustache and short growth of beard." Wells, Fargo offered a reward of $300.00 and "one-fourth of any portion of treasure recovered." The broadside is signed in type by Valentine, General Superintendent of Wells Fargo. This appears to be an unrecorded broadside. No copies located on OCLC.

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        A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities. Comprising of the history, institutions, and antiquities of the Christian Church, from the time of the apostles to the age of Charlemagne; [together with:] Smith, William, & Henry Wace (eds.) A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines; during the first eight centuries. Being a continuation of 'The Dictionary of the Bible'.

      London: John Murray, 1875-87 - 2 works in 6 volumes, octavo (235 x 160 mm). Contemporary purplish-brown morocco, spines decorated and ruled in gilt, single line gilt border on sides, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Spines faded, tips a little worn, a little rubbing to spines, occasional pale foxing to text blocks, abrasions to front pastedown of vol. 1 of A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities. An excellent set. First editions. From the library of Hugh Grosvenor (1825-1899), first duke of Westminster, with his armorial bookplate (dated 1884), ducal monogram in head compartment of spines, and gilt supralibros on front covers. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Teütsche Sprach und Weißheit. Thesaurus Linguae Et Sapientiae Germanicae. In quo vocabula omnia Germanica, tam rara, quam communia, cum suis Synonymis, derivatis, phrasibus, compositis, epithetis, proverbiis, antithetis, continentur, & Latine ex optimis quibusq[ue] autoribus redduntur, ita, ut hac nova & perfecta methodo quilibet cum ad plenam utriusq[ue] linguae cognitionem, tum rerum prudentiam facile & cito pervenire possit Adiectae sunt quoq[ue] dictionibus plerisq[ue] Anglicae, Bohemicae, Gallicae, Graecae, Hebraicae, Hispanicae, Hungaricae, Italicae, Polonicae. Pars Prima. (Mehr nicht erschienen!).

      Mit breiter Holzschn.-Titelbordüre. 6 Bll., 1875 (recte 1876) Sp. Blindgeprägter Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdecken. Mit 2 Schließen. 34 x 22,5 cm. VD17 12:131438A ADB XI, 750 NDB 8, 524 Henne, Deutsche Wörterbücher des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts, pp. 39-65 Considine 135. - Erste Ausgabe des ersten deutschen Wörterbuches, das als erster Band die Buchstaben AG behandelt und worin 10 Sprachen (deutsch, englisch, böhmisch, französisch, griechisch, hebräisch, italienisch, polnisch, spanisch und ungarisch) verglichen werden. - "The title-page ... is, indeed, a sad document when it is seen as that of a book published two years before the war broke out. It is partially framed with portraits of the Electors of the Holy Roman Empire the Emperor Matthias is at the top center, and Friedrich, the Elector Palatine who would become Matthias enemy, next to him. Like the multiple dedications of the Thesaurus graecae linguae, this title-page suggests the irenic potential of lexicography, offering a dictionary for all German-speakers just before the war that would set one German-speaking community so bitterly against another..." (Considine). - Titel mit kl. altem Stempel und am oberen Rand mit handschriftl. Besitzeintrag. Sehr gutes Exemplar!

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        Photograph Gaudenzio Marconi Nude woman Large vintage photo Paris 1875c

      1875 - Large original vintage albumen photo. Nude. Author: Gaudenzio Marconi. Year: 1875c. Size of the photo: 27x20 cm. Condition: very good. Gaudenzio Marconi (Italy 1841 - Paris 1885) Born in Italy in 1841. We have little information about his short life, but there is no doubt that he played a significant role in the development of artistic photography of the nineteenth century. He arrived in Paris in 1869 and became a photographer of nudes, which provided academic painters and sculptors of the period, such as Auguste Rodin. The nudes by Rodin known as "the Bronze Age" are based on works by Gaudenzio Marconi. His best pictures are dated between 1870 and 1875. In life he was recognized as a photographer of nudes for artists. The classic use of the pose and light, the addition of classical objects or backdrops painted with cherubs and mythological elements is an important feature of his work. He died in Paris in 1885 at the age of 44 years. Like so many other great artists, he never had the good fortune to witness the success of his work. Today his photographs reach remarkable prices in major international auctions.

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        The Works

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1875. The text revised by the Rev. Alexander Dyce. 9 volumes, octavo (214 x 138 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, decorative gilt spines, marbled sides, top edges gilt, pink marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece after the Droeshout portrait with tissue-guard to volume I. Spines very slightly sunned, bottom spine compartments of volumes IV and V slightly darkened, wear to front cover of volume IV, some edges lightly marked, very occasional light marking to contents. An excellent set. A handsomely bound set. Dyce was perhaps the leading Shakespeare scholar of the 19th-century. This collection was first published in 1857, with a second edition published in 1866. The present third edition was published six years after his death.

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        Etymonia

      Samuel Tinsley, London 1875 - London, Samuel Tinsley, 1875. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very nice copy of a scarce book. A Utopian story, set of the island of Eutopia (creative titling there) in the North Sea with a grid-based city and an agrarian society [Widdicombe, Utopianism, p151]. 16pp ads. Corners and spine tips bumped and a little worn, front hinge starting, seller's sticker to the rear pastedown. Previous owner's notes to endpaper in pencil. Authorship is unknown, most suggest the publisher himself. [6438, Hyraxia Books]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Album containing 109 photographs of Nice, Monte Carlo, Cannes and other areas along the French Riviera

      Nice, Monaco, etc. 1875 - (11 7/8 x 9 inches). Photographs loosely inserted on both sides of 25 windowed cards, the images varying in sizes from 2 1/8 x 4 inches to 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches. One image hand coloured. Morocco-backed wooden marquetry boards, with a variety of inlaid colored woods, the upper cover depicting three women harvesting olives surrounded by a floral border and a view near Villefranche-sur-mer at the bottom, the rear cover with a monogram surrounded by a floral border, brass hinges and clasps Lovely album of 19th century photographs along the French Riviera, in an elaborate wooden marquetry binding. By an unnamed photographer, the images include lovely landscape views, as well as exterior views of the principal buildings in Nice, Cannes, Mentone, San Remo, Antibes, Villafranca, Monte Carlo, and along the coasts of France and Monaco. The album can be dated before 1878 by the views of the Casino de Monte Carlo, as the images show the casino prior to the 1878 expansion by Charles Garnier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Leçons sur les anesthesiques et sur l'asphyxie.

      J.-B. Baillià re et fils, 1875., Paris: - Series: Cours de Medecine du Collà ge de France. 8vo. vii, 536 pp. 7 text figs. Modern quarter black morocco over marbled boards, raised bands gilt-stamped spine title, original paper wrappers bound in. Bookplate of Andras Gedeon. Fine. FIRST EDITION. ?This monograph is a landmark in the history of the development of anesthesia, for Bernard did some basic work on the physiological effects of anesthetic drugs, pointed out the dangers of such drugs, and advocated the use of pre-anesthetic depressants such as morphine.? [Heirs of Hippocrates]. ?As early as 1864 Bernard discovered that chloroform anesthesia could be prolonged and intensified by the injection of morphine.? [Garrison & Morton]. References: Duncum, The Development of Inhalation Anaesthesia, with Special Reference to the Years 1846-1900, pp. 379-80; Fulton & Stanton VIII, 2; Garrison & Morton 5673; Gedeon, Science and technology in medicine, #47.8 (pp. 249-50); Heirs of Hippocrates 1798; Norman 208; Waller 959. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        CHIUSHINGURA, or The Loyal League, A Japanese Romance.; Translated By Frederick V[ictor]. Dickins [1838-1915], With Notes and an Appendix Containing a Metrical Version of The Ballad of Takasago, and Specimens of Original Text in the Japanese Character. Illustrated by numerous Engravings on Wood, drawn and executed by Japanese Artists, and printed on Japanese Paper

      Printed at the "Japan Gazette" Office, Yokohama 1875 - [title] [i] ii-v [vi-x] [1] 2-160 [1-3] 4-56 [appendix] [10 pp. facsimiles Japanese characters and 2 pp. title] pp. Original printed pink wrappers bound in. Illustrated with 29 Japanese wood block prints tinted in blue, Japanese calligraphic title-page, facsimiles of the original Japanese text, and decorative typographic initials. 8vo. 9" x 6" The uncommon First Edition in English edition of a legendary Japanese story, "The Forty-Seven Ronin." See Wenckstern i, p.89. The Forty-Seven Ronin, Ako Vendetta, or "Chiushingura" is an 18th Century historical event that has since been immortalized in many film, book and theater adaptations. It follows a band of samurai or "ronin," who after avenging their master, commit "seppuku" (ritual suicide) for the crime of murder. The story is seen here translated into English for the first time, with beautifully printed examples of Japanese wood block printing and calligraphy. NB. The plate list indicates two plates at page 25, but research suggests that this is incorrect, the reality being only one plate will be found at page 25. The plate in question is titled "Okaru, Sagisake, Hayano Kampei," these being the same characters on the plate at page 23. From the library of Alfred Owre, Dean of the College of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, with his bookplate (cf. Ward & Prescott p. 319). Binding: Fine. Textblock & illustrations: bright, VG+. Bound in full deep blue morocco, by Sean Richards of Byzantium Studios, with gilt decorations to spine & boards. TEG. Marbled eps [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        CHIUSHINGURA, or The Loyal League, A Japanese Romance...; Translated By Frederick V[ictor]. Dickins [1838-1915], With Notes and an Appendix Containing a Metrical Version of The Ballad of Takasago, and Specimens of Original Text in the Japanese Character. Illustrated by numerous Engravings on Wood, drawn and executed by Japanese Artists, and printed on Japanese Paper

      Yokohama: Printed at the "Japan Gazette" Office, 1875. First English Language Edition. Bound in full deep blue morocco, by Sean Richards of Byzantium Studios, with gilt decorations to spine & boards. TEG. Marbled eps. Binding: Fine. Textblock & illustrations: bright, VG+.. [title] [i] ii-v [vi-x] [1] 2-160 [1-3] 4-56 [appendix] [10 pp. facsimiles Japanese characters and 2 pp. title] pp. Original printed pink wrappers bound in. Illustrated with 29 Japanese wood block prints tinted in blue, Japanese calligraphic title-page, facsimiles of the original Japanese text, and decorative typographic initials. 8vo. 9" x 6" The uncommon First Edition in English edition of a legendary Japanese story, "The Forty-Seven Ronin." See Wenckstern i, p.89. The plate list indicates that there should be two plates at page 25, but research tells us this is a misprint, there was only one plate published in this edition at page 25. The plate in question is titled "Okaru, Sagisake, Hayano Kampei," these being the same characters on the plate at page 23. Other copies also appear to have the same misprint. The Forty-Seven Ronin, Ako Vendetta, or "Chiushingura" is an 18th Century historical event that has since been immortalized in many film, book and theater adaptations. It follows a band of samurai or "ronin," who after avenging their master, commit "seppuku" (ritual suicide) for the crime of murder. The story is seen here translated for the first time, with beautifully printed examples of Japanese wood block printing and calligraphy. From the library of Alfred Owre, Dean of the College of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, with his bookplate (see Ward & Prescott p. 319).

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        Personal Memoirs of General William T. Sherman

      Appleton, New York 1875 - Large folding map in back pocket. 2 volumes, tall 8vo, original blue cloth (lightly scuffed), spine ends repaired, decorative covers. New York: D. Appleton, 1875. First Edition. Very good (+). A tight, bright set. Large folding map in back pocket. 2 volumes, tall 8vo, original blue cloth (lightly scuffed), spine ends repaired, decorative covers. New York: D. Appleton, 1875. First Edition. Very good (+). A tight, bright set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouveau Traite General d'Horlogerie - Troisieme edition augmentee d'un appendice contenant de nouvelles etudes sur les echappements anciens et modernes, le pendule ordinaire, le pendule conique et le balancier annulaire avec la theorie du spiral reglant de M. Phillips, les applications de l’electricite a l’horlogerie et la description d’une sà rie d’appareils spà ciaux se rattachant a l’art de l’horloger / par M. A. Debize. Three volumes

      Paris, Dunod 1875 - Enlarged third edition with the inclusion of a supplement as an extra volume (pt. 3) as well as the inclusion of twenty extra plates (seventy plates in total). Supplement contains technical developments since the earlier two editions, and include: Moinet Debize on exhausts, the conical pendulum, the annular balance, the application of electricity to horology, and a reissue of Phillips on the theory of Spiral setting. Two heavy quarto sized volumes in publisher's original printed paper or soft-cover bindings and rough-cut edges. Vol I pp: viii, 448; frontispiece & 20 pull-out plates,Vol II pp: [iv],551; frontis; 204; 31 pull-out plates (pt. I), 19 pull-out plates (pt. II) Binding copies only with text-block of second volume in two pieces (text-block pieces themselves are sturdy), and remaining fragile covers (rear cover of vol I missing) are tatty and worn, Main text and all seventy plates however, are all present, and leaves appear mostly unopened over the two volumes, beginning from ch.4 of vol I onwards. Text also clean, although there is light foxing to many leaves from vol I, and to most leaves in first part of vol II. There are other faults: rear cover of second volume (appendix) has come away from text-block, and has a large corner tear with loss (affecting printed border); last four leaves in index of vol II are loose, and include the last two entries or lines in this index being torn away - although as mentioned above, main text is complete; and six plates from the appendix are loose and tatty with ragged edges and tears (illustrations not affected), and have age-dulled. However, the rest of the plates (all 64 of them) are in neat, crisp condition. Very scarce as a third edition, And very worthy as a binding copy. PLEASE NOTE: This is a heavy item and extra towards delivery cost may be requested. An enquiry is recommended - especially for overseas delivery.

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        A History of England, Principally in the Seventeenth Century.

      Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1875.. [History]. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. In six volumes. Octavo (22 x 15cm). In contemporary red full morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spines and large gilt stamped armorial devices to all boards. Marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Ownership inscriptions in black and blue to fly-leaf of volume I. Moderate outer wear; spines toned a shade darker. Very good overall. Originally published in German as 'Englische Geschichte vornehmlich im siebzehnten Jahrhundert', this is considered the final concluding section of Von Ranke's European historical odyssey. Previous works included histories of the Papacy, of the Reformation, of France, of the Ottoman and Spanish Empires, and of the Thirty Years' War.

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        Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, dessiné et gravé d'Antoine Watteau.

      - Paris, Rapillu, 1875. In-8, VIII-374 pp., portrait-frontispice gravé (par P. Sellier d'après Watteau) reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin rouge, dos orné, tête dorée (mors un peu frottés, quelques rousseurs). Edition originale, ENVOI autographe signé d'Edmond de Goncourt à M. Dalloy, enrichi d'une LETTRE autographe signée de Goncourt datée du 17 avril 1875 demandant au destinataire d'annoncer la publication du présent ouvrage et demandant les dimensions d'un tableau. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        FROG HE WOULD A WOO-ING GO

      MCLOUGHLIN. McLOUGHLIN PUB. A FROG HE WOULD A WOO-ING GO. NY: McLoughlin Bros. no date, circa 1875. 4to, pictorial wraps, some margin mends and archival strengthening, really VG. First edition of this title in Aunt Louisa's Big Picture Series (last title listed). Featuring the most spectacular chromolithographs printed on one side of the paper, depicting humanized frogs, mice and cats to accompany the famous nursery rhyme that is set to music.

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        Tarikh al-Kkanisah al-Masihiyyah al-Qadimah wa-al-Hadithah.

      America University of Beirut, Beirut 1875 - 853 pp., Arabic text, contemporary full calf, rubbed, title gilt on raised spine, translated from Latin by Jacob Murdoch, edited by Father Henry Hurse Jessup. Johann Lorenz von Mosheim or Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1693 – 1755) was a German Lutheran church historian. After studying at the high school in Lübeck, he entered the University of Kiel (1716), where he took his master's degree in 1718. In 1719 he became assessor in the philosophical faculty at Kiel. His works, along with the reputation he had acquired as a lecturer and preacher, secured for him a place at University of Helmstedt as professor ordinarius in 1723. The "Institutionum historiae ecclesiasticae libri IV" appeared in 1726. Mosheim was much consulted by the authorities when the new University of Göttingen was being formed, especially in the framing of the statutes of the theological faculty, and the provisions for making the theologians independent of the ecclesiastical courts. In 1747 he was made the chancellor of the University. In 1748 he was responsible for the visit made by George II of Great Britain to his university. Mosheim wrote "An Ecclesiastical History, From The Birth of Christ to the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century", in which the rise, progress and variation of Church power are considered in their connection with the state of learning and philosophy, and the political history of Europe during that period. It is a two-volume set, translated from Latin by Archibald Maclaine, and was published in London in 1842 by William Tyler. This work was translated from Latin by the American scholar Jacob Murdoch. Provenance: Colonel Samuel B. Miles (1838-1914), diplomat in Oman and Persia, author of "The Countries and Tribes of the Persian Gulf", 1919; gifted by his widow to Bath Public Library, 1920. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Novels [Being: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, A Memoir, Lady Susan, and The Watsons.]

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1875-1883.. New Edition. Six volumes. Octavo (19 x 13 x 20cm), Pickering's engraved frontispiece illustrations to each volume. Publisher's green cloth, blind embossed floral panel design to boards, titles and publisher's imprint in gilt to spine, coated brown endpapers. A moderately used set showing some handling and shelfwear, inside paper joints cracked, contemporary ink ownership in two books, spine ends rubbed/frayed. A very good example of an increasingly uncommon set.

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        In Fairyland

      Longmans, Green & Co, 1875 London: Longmans, Green & Co. 31 pp. Sixteen stunning wood engraved plates by Edmund Evans. Some browning and (water damage marks?) to pages edges. Some discolouration particularly at front and end pages. Generally in good condition, beautiful illustrations, a children's classic. Rebound in 2006 with original boards and spine retained, new endpapers and new archival spine linings, corners consolidated with new tips, worn areas toned down and polished.

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        Discours de M. Alexandre Dumas fils prononcé à l'Académie Française le jour de sa réception le 11 Février 1875

      - Firmin Didot & Cie, Paris 1875, 22,5x28cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 25 copie numerate in Olanda, l'unica grande carta. Il legame a bradel panno mezzo verde, dorso liscio leggera colorazione, piatti di carta screziato, coperte conservati, vincolante contemporaneo. autografo Firmato di Alexandre Dumas figlio a Duranty. Piatti e marginalmente leggermente scoloriti senza gravità. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi toile verte, dos lisse légèrement décoloré, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé d'Alexandre Dumas fils à (Paul Arthur) Chéramy. Plats légèrement et marginalement décolorés sans gravité.  

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        Eight Cousins; or, The Aunt-Hill

      Boston: Roberts Brothers 1875 - 1st printing. Dark blue cloth with gilt on spine, 6.5x4.5" (8)290 pp., 6 pp. pub. ads., uncredited b&w illus. Small tears at foot of spine, small scrapes on covers, occasional signature cracks, else Good, clean and solid. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte-de-visite Photograph of Millie-and-Christine McCoy the "Two-Headed Nightingale"

      McCoy, Millie-and-Christine. Carte-de-visite Photograph of Millie-and-Christine McCoy (1851 - 1912), the "Two-Headed Nightingale" by W. L. Germon's Temple of Art, 914 Arch Street, Philadelphia, no date, circa 1875. Mount: 10.5 cm x 6.3 cm; image 9 cm x 5.5 cm. An albumen print in fine condition. Corners rounded for album insertion. Pencil indentification on the verso. Born into slavery and at the mercy of their exploitative promoter-owners, the Emancipation Proclamation ended the McCoy twins' slavery in 1863. Having been kidnapped and taken to England, the twins received their education and musical training there and began to enjoy success as instrumentalists and singers, thus turning their impediment into an asset, before returning to the United States and appearing in Barnum's circus.

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        Large rufous-and-black Finch

      An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'Birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan Islands', 1875-88 Vol IV; Ebes 889 Hart del and lith Large rufous-and-black Finch An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'Birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan Islands', 1875-88 530 x 360 mm approx £370

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        Orange-rumped Finch

      An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'Birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan Islands', 1875-88 Vol IV; Ebes 891 Orange-rumped Finch. Donacicola spectabilis. £185

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        Gesamtans., vom Babelsberg "Ansicht von Potsdam".

      - altkol. Lithographie b. A. Felgner in Berlin, um 1875, 24,7 x 37 Selten! Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll sowie Giersberg/Schendel. Iris Berndt, Märkische Ansichten, Nr. 1337. - Sehr schönes Kolorit. Mit braun getuschtem Rand. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Central Park New York, Preparing for A Drive

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

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        Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1st Edition, 2nd State

      The American Publishing Company - American Publishing Company, 1875. First Edition, 2nd State. Half-title page and frontipiece on same leaf. 1876 stated on title page, 1875 stated on copyright page. Condition: Good. A tight copy. Some staining to pages. Boards in great shape. Spine tight. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte-de-visite Photograph of Millie-and-Christine McCoy

      Philadelphia: W. L. Germon’s Temple of Art, ca. 1875. McCoy, Millie-and-Christine. Carte-de-visite Photograph of Millie-and-Christine McCoy (1851 – 1912), the "Two-Headed Nightingale" by W. L. Germon's Temple of Art, 914 Arch Street, Philadelphia, no date, circa 1875. Mount: 10.5 cm x 6.3 cm; image 9 cm x 5.5 cm. An albumen print in fine condition. Corners rounded for album insertion. Pencil indentification on the verso. Born into slavery and at the mercy of their exploitative promoter-owners, the Emancipation Proclamation ended the McCoy twins' slavery in 1863. Having been kidnapped and taken to England, the twins received their education and musical training there and began to enjoy success as instrumentalists and singers, thus turning their impediment into an asset, before returning to the United States and appearing in Barnum's circus.

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        Reward!, Wells, Fargo & Co's Express Box, On Chinese and Copperopolis.

      1875. [Tuolumne, CA]. 1875. 14" x 11" broadside. An 1875 Robbery of a Wells, Fargo Stagecoach in California [Broadside]. Wells, Fargo & Co. Valentine, John J. [1840-1901]. Reward!: Wells, Fargo & Co's Express Box, On Chinese and Copperopolis Stage, Was Robbed this Morning, By One Man About Two Miles from Burns Ferry, (Ruplee's Bridge,) Tuolumne County Side, Of $600 in Coin and Gold Dust. [Tuolumne, CA]: Tuolumne Independent Print, December 1, 1875. 14" x 11" broadside. Moderate toning and faint dampspotting, light edgewear, a few tiny holes, none with loss to text. $500. * A classic Western wanted poster involving a stagecoach robbery in the California countryside east of San Francisco and Modesto. The robber is described as a "Mexican, lightish complexion, rather short and thick set; weight about 150 lbs.; had a moustache and short growth of beard." Wells, Fargo offered a reward of $300.00 and "one-fourth of any portion of treasure recovered." The broadside is signed in type by Valentine, General Superintendent of Wells Fargo. This appears to be an unrecorded broadside. No copies located on OCLC.

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        Le Soleil. Deuxième édition, revue et augmentée. Premiere partie. Texte - Premiere partie. Atlas - Seconde partie -

      Gauthier - Villars et C. 1875 - 1877, Paris - 3 voll. in-8° grande (260x166mm), di cui due di testo, di pp. XX, 428 e VIII, 484, e uno di atlante (misurante 262x210mm), legati all'epoca in m. pelle con titolo e filetti in oro e fregi in oro e a secco ai dorsi. Piatti marmorizzati. Al primo vol. di testo, 150 figure in b.n. o a colori intercalate n.t.; al secondo vol. di testo, 280 xilografie n.t. e 13 tavv. in cromolitografia f.t. Al vol. di atlante, frontespizio a stampa e 6 tavv. litografiche su doppia pag. incise da Legros da disegno di Eudes, tutte di spettrografia solare. Buon esemplare parzialmente intonso. Seconda edizione, riveduta e aumentata, rara completa dell'atlante, di questa importante opera astronomica consacrata ai fenomeni solari, la più importante dell'astronomo emiliano. Il Secchi (Reggio Emilia, 1818-Roma, 1878), sacerdote gesuita, illustre astronomo e meteorologo, maturò i suoi interessi scientifici quando, proscritti i gesuiti da Roma, fu obbligato all'esilio prima in Inghilterra e poi a Washington, dove conobbe il grande idrografo F. M. Maury, Direttore dell'Osservatorio Navale degli Stati Uniti. Rientrato a Roma nel 1849, succedette al De Vico come Direttore dell'Osservatorio del Collegio Romano, che portò a rinomanza internazionale. Fu autore di numerosi e significativi contributi sulle stelle doppie, sulla natura fisica del Sole, sulle nebulose, sulle comete, sulla geodesia, ecc. Poggendorff, III, p. 2, 1229. Sommervogel, VI, 993-1039. Dictionary of Scientific Biography, XII, 266-270. Francese [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Excellent album Italy 1875c 118 photos Rome Venice etc Photo M. Mang Rive Sommer

      1875 - Original vintage album of 118 photographs in very good condition Authors: Michele Mang , Robert Rive , George Sommer Year: 1875c Size of the album: 25,5x34,5 cm Condition: Very good (see scan) Description of the album: Album in excellent condition. Cover intact, covered in vellum with monogram and designs in gold and red. 118 original albumen photographs of different sizes: 52 of large size, approximately 20x25 cm, eight of 13x17,5 cm, 57 of about 8x14 cm or smaller, one folded at the end of the album (the ceiling of Sistine Chapel) of 22x39 cm. The album contains views of cities, photos of statues and art works. Many photos are the work of Michele Mang (there are 14 large photos with the caption Mang, but also probably lies more pictures of Rome are to be attributed to Mang). Other photos are of Robert Rive and George Sommer. Photos of Rome, Venice, Milan and Florence. A beautiful album of museum quality to be included in an important collection. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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