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        Le drageoir aux épices

      First edition, in re-sale covers, printed in 300 justified copies with false mention of the second edition, as usual. Contemporary Bradel binding of half grey cloth, spine (very lightly faded) with a gilt fleuron, date and double gilt fillet to foot, red shagreen title label (a little rubbed at edges), covers preserved, ex libris inside upper cover. Rare autograph inscription signed by Joris-Karl Huysmans on this work. Endpapers lightly sunned at edges, otherwise a good copy. Lib. Gale & Dépôt central des éditeurs Paris 1875 11x17cm relié

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        Fine Document Signed to the President of Peru, (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain)

      1875 - Manuel PARDO, 1834-1878, President 1872-1876), in English, signed also by the 15th Earl of Derby, (1826-1893), as foreign secretary, saying that "Having nothing more at heart than to cultivate . the Friendship and good Understanding which happily subsist between Great Britain and the Republic of Peru", she has thought proper to accredit "Our Trusty and Well-beloved Spenser ST JOHN Esquire", (1826-1910), as Minister-resident, and doubts not that "he will merit your approbation" by the strict observance of his instructions "to evince to you Our . sincere desire . to preserve and advance on all occasions the interests and happiness of both nations", requesting "that you will give entire Credence to all that he may say . in Our Name, especially when . he shall assure You of Our Esteem and Regard . and . sincere wishes for the Welfare and Prosperity of the Republic", and recommending the President to "the Protection of the Almighty", 2 sides folio, (side 1 with thin black edges) and conjugate blank, Osborne, 2nd January Sir Spenser St John (1825-1910, KCMG, 1881) had earlier worked with Rajah Brooke, whose life he wrote, and was in Haiti during a civil war and war with Santo Domingo. At the time of this appointment he was resident minister in Haiti. His time in Lima (1875-1883) included the war with Chile, and after Peru's defeat he joined with the French and Salvador ambassadors in negotiating an armistice (January 1881) and helped to protect Lima from destruction by the Chilean forces. With the pleasing watermarks 'H.M. Greville 1870' and a lion rampant regardant holding a tall sceptre, crowned. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        HIGAYON LEV ISRAELITISCHES GEBETBUCH FÜR DIE HÄUSLICHE ANDACHT [INCLUDING THE FIRST AMERICAN REFORM HAGGADAH] [BOUND WITH] GEBETE FÜR KINDER [AS ISSUED] (1875) .

      Philadelphia 1875 - 1st edition thus. Period-style half leather, 8vo, [4], 164, 20 pages (188 pages total) Text in Hebrew and German. Goldman 63; This edition unrecorded and apparently unknown to Ya'ari or Yudlov. THE FIRST AMERICAN REFORM HAGGADAH. Higayon Lev (Logic of the Heart) was a liturgical volume for private devotion which was published to supplement the popular Avodat Yisrael prayerbook that Jastrow had created, based on the earlier work of Benjamin Szold. Jastrow’s revisions "creatively modified the classical contours of the Siddur preserved in Szold’s version and added many new prayers. " Among its contents are: selections from Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) ; daily prayers for women, children (and adults who lack the time to complete the regular liturgy) , all accompanied by a non-literal German translation. There is also a fascinating appendix of children’s prayers which includes, in addition to the more standard basic prayers, special prayers to be recited on one’s birthday as well as on a parent’s birthday. The most important component of the new edition however is Jastrow's Haggadah, (pages 35-54) , the first printed in America that demonstrates the influence of Reform. Here, the Hebrew elements are reduced to a minimum and incorporate many emendations, even to such quintessential texts as Ha Lahma Anya, Vehi She’amdah and the Four Questions (here reduced to a single query) . When Jastrow reprinted the text with an English translation three years later, he wrote, "this plain narrative is well adapted to suggest many a thought as to what duties are incumbent on the Israelites of our own days, and especially in countries like ours where the morn of religious liberty has already dawned and is shedding its roseate light over all inhabitants alike. " SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Prayers and devotions. Reform Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Siddurim. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. A copy sold at auction in 2015 for over USD 9, 000 with premium. Ex-library with unobtrusive blind stamp on title page, Very Good Condition. Very attractive (kh-6-1C) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album von Chemnitz. Erinnerungsblätter gezeichnet und lithographirt von Robert Geissler. Chemnitz, Verlag von Eduard Focke.

      - um 1875 Album mit 12 Ansichten (je ca. 8 x 12 cm) von Chemnitz: Gesamtansicht, Johann Zimmermanns Wohnhaus, Johann Zimmermanns Etablissement, Schloß Chemnitz, Höhere Webschule, Höhere Bürgerschule, Marktplatz, Kgl. Höhere Gewerbeschule, Richard Hartmanns Etablissement, Realschule, Aktienspinnerei u. Schillerplatz u. Post.

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        Aide-Mémoire d'Artillerie Navale. Planches. 2e Livraison 1875 (Annexe au Mémorial de l'artillerie de la marine) : [ 18 planches dont 9 en couleurs ] Planche 23 : Atelier des fours à réverbères ; Planches 24 et 25 : Fours à réverbère de la contenance de 7500 kg ; Pl. 26 : Machine d'essai à la traction et à la compression de Desgoffe et Ollivier ; 27 : Machine à éprouver les métaux à la traction du colonel Maillard ; 28 : Balance Joessel ; 29 : Banc de forage ; 30 : Outils divers ; 31 : Atelier de tubage ; 32 : Frettage. Installation de la pièce à fretter ; 33 : Machine à rayer les canons ; 34 : Machine à tarauder les culasses ; 35 : Machine à percer horizontale ; 36 : Presse pour la mise en place des grains de lumière. Appareil à réaléser les logements d'obturateur des canons ; 37 : Hauts-fourneaux de Ruelle ; 38 : Etuve pour les Moules des Canons ; 39 : Machine à fraiser la glissière du verrou des appareils de mise de feu 40 : Instruments de mesure

      18 planches dont 9 chromolithographiées au format 72 x 36 cm, sous chemise d'origine, Aide-Mémoire d'Artillerie Navale. Planches. 2e Livraison 1875 (Annexe au Mémorial de l'artillerie de la marine), Imp. Lemercier et Cie, Typographie Georges Chamerot : Planche 23 : Atelier des fours à réverbères ; Planches 24 et 25 : Fours à réverbère de la contenance de 7500 kg ; Pl. 26 : Machine d'essai à la traction et à la compression de Desgoffe et Ollivier ; 27 : Machine à éprouver les métaux à la traction du colonel Maillard ; 28 : Balance Joessel ; 29 : Banc de forage ; 30 : Outils divers ; 31 : Atelier de tubage ; 32 : Frettage. Installation de la pièce à fretter ; 33 : Machine à rayer les canons ; 34 : Machine à tarauder les culasses ; 35 : Machine à percer horizontale ; 36 : Presse pour la mise en place des grains de lumière. Appareil à réaléser les logements d'obturateur des canons ; 37 : Hauts-fourneaux de Ruelle ; 38 : Etuve pour les Moules des Canons ; 39 : Machine à fraiser la glissière du verrou des appareils de mise de feu 40 : Instruments de mesure Deuxième livraison de 1875 bien complète de l'intégralité toutes ses planches (la 38 et 39, publiées seulement jointes dans la livraison suivante sont icic bien présentes). Bon état (accroc à la chemise, bon état par ailleurs) Français

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        Journey across the Western Interior of Australia.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle,, 1875. With an Introduction and Additions by Charles Eden Esq.. Edited by H.W. Bates. Octavo. Original green sand-grained cloth over bevelled boards, title gilt to the spine together with a block of Warburton Beetle - Stigmodera Murrayi - and in black to the front board within an elaborate frame in black and with a gilt block of The Dust Storm, frame repeated to the lower board in blind, marron surface-paper endpapers. Steel-engraved portrait frontispiece and eight other steel-engraved plates, vignette of the beetle to the title page, folding map, coloured in outline, at the rear. Just a touch rubbed at the extremities, head and tail of the spine crumpled, hinges just starting, one plate loose, the map with a few short splits, now professionally repaired, the publisher's catalogue sprung after the map, but overall a very good copy. First edition. In 1853, after nearly 30 years of service in the Royal Navy and the army of the HEIC, Warburton (1813?1889) retired to Adelaide. He was soon appointed Commissioner of Police in the Colony of South Australia, a position that he held for 14 years before being dismissed in controversial circumstances, later being appointed chief staff officer of the volunteer force of South Australia. "In 1872 Warburton was selected by the government of South Australia to command an expedition to open up overland communication between that colony and Western Australia. When the project was abandoned by the government and taken up by two colonists, Thomas Elder and Walter Hughes, Warburton remained in command" (ODNB). Some sixteen months later they finally reached Roebourne, ravaged by scurvy and having survived only through having eaten their camels, "They were the first explorers to cross the continent from the centre to the west and to survive a crossing of the Great Sandy Desert and nearly 1000 miles of country hitherto unknown to Europeans. On their return to Adelaide they were entertained at a public banquet, at which Warburton, who had lost the sight of one eye, attributed his survival to his Aborigine companion Charlie. The legislative assembly voted him £1000, and the Royal Geographical Society awarded him their gold medal for 1874". Physically undermined by his privations Warburton "had neither the health nor desire to undergo the further literary labour necessary to elaborate a complete narrative for general readers" (Preface), so the present account was worked up from his report to Elder and Hughes by his brother-in-law, Charles H. Eden, with verbal additions "of considerable interest and importance" from Warburton, the text finally edited by the famed collector-naturalist H.W. Bates. Bookplate of W.P Bodkin, barrister and son of the legal writer Sir William Bodkin to the front pastedown.

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        Self-Instructor in the Art of Hair Work Dressing Hair, Making Curls, Switches, Braids, and Hair Jewelry of Every Description

      New York and Chicago: Mark Campbell, 1875. Hard Cover. Very Good-. Octavo, 280 pages, red pictorial cloth, spine lettered in gilt; brown coated end papers. Probably a second printing, first was in 1867 and none are in the auction record - rare on the market. Illustrated in black and white. Text is clean and bright; front inner hinge is cracked, but holding; cloth is worn through at extremities, with small loss at spine ends.

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        Große ausserordentliche Vorstellung und vorletztes Auftreten des weltberühmten Athleten Holtum, sogenannten Kanonenkönigs. Für die heutige Vorstellung hat sich der Kutscher des Herrn Poststallmeisters Sedlmeyer, Bayerstr. Nr. 54 von hier gemeldet, um die ausgesetzte Prämie von 500 Mark zu gewinnen, die in Gegenwart des hochgeehrten Publikums ausbezahlt werden, wenn es ihm gelingen würde, Herrn Holtum mit seinen Pferden fortzuziehen. Zu gleicher Zeit Wiederholung der Produktionen mit 12 Stühlen und das Auffangen einer 20 Pfund schweren Kugel aus einer mit Pulver wirklich geladenen Kanone.

      München, Schuh, 12. Juli (1875). Plakat mit typograph. Text und 2 Holzschnitten. Blattgr.: 84 x 57 cm. Auftritt des legendären Kraftakrobaten und "Kanonenkönigs" John Holtum (1845-1919), der mit der Hand eine aus einer Kanone abgefeuerte Kugel auffangen konnte. Bei der ersten Vorführung des Tricks 1872 im Londoner Holborn-Theater hatte er einen Finger seiner linken Hand eingebüßt. Der aus dem dänischen Hadersleben stammende Holtum wanderte mit 15 Jahren nach Amerika aus, wurde Goldgräber in Nevada, dann Mitglied eines Circus in San Francisco und kam schließlich 1870 zurück nach Europa. Seine außergewöhnliche Nummer machte ihn zu einem Star im europäischen Zirkus; seine körperliche Attraktivität bescherte ihm eine Unzahl weiblicher Bewunderer. Einige dieser "Groupies" unterzeichneten gar eine Petition, die Holtum vom Fangen der Kanonenkugel abhalten sollte, auf das sein makelloser Körper nicht Schaden davon nehmen möge. Holtum heiratete aber eine schöne Kunstreiterin und ließ sich nach dem Ende seiner Karriere in England nieder. - Holtum setzt hier eine hohe Prämie für jeden aus, der ihm seine Aufführung nachmachen könnte; probiert haben es über die Jahre 161 starke Männer, die aber allesamt versagten. 1880 wurde er dafür in Leeds gar angeklagt, da einer der Probanden, Elijah Fenton, den Versuch nicht unbeschadet überstand: "The first to try to catch the ball was Mr Fenton, but when the cannon was fired it struck him on the head and knocked him down. He was conveyed to the Infirmary, where it was found that his skull was fractured, and that he had received injuries to the nose". - Der obere Holzschnitt zeigt Holtum bäuchlings auf einer Bank liegend, mit den Händen hält er sich oben fest, zwei Pferde zerren sind mit Riemen an den Füßen Holtum gebunden und werden von 4 Männern enthusiastisch mit Peitschen vorangetrieben. Holtum hält der enormen Zugkraft stand, aber der der Zeichner hat die Szene komisch gestaltet: Ober- und Unterkörper sind getrennt und werden nur noch von Hosenträgern zusammen gehalten. Der untere Holzschnitt zeigt Holtum beim auffangen einer Kanonenkugel, umringt von staunenden Zuschauern. - Tls. etwas knittrig, linker Rand oben und unten etwas beschnitten. Bücher de

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        Superb original photo taken on board the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert (of Denmark, 1844-1925, his Queen)

      1875 - showing the Queen's bedroom in 1907, in the middle is her magnificent bed with draped canopy which she subsequently moved to the Danish villa of HVIDÔRE, there is a table and chair at the end of the bed and a dressing table on one side, the shelves in the corner are covered in framed photos and there is a cross on the headboard of the bed, 8" x 6½", no place, no date, c.

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        Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem. Ex codicibus aucta et emendata. Bände I, II, III, IV.

      Oxford Clarendon Press Weigel Leipzig 1875 - 4 Bde. (von 6) XLIX, 434 S. / 392 S. + gef. Faksimile/ XVI + 511 S. / IV: 413 S. + gef. Faksimile. 22,5 cm, HLdr.bde d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung. 1 Band am Gelenk angeplatzt, marmorierter Schnitt. EBs et was berieben Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempeln und Rückenschildern. Innen frisch. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 499 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fascinating collection of monograms, nearly all bearing a crown or coronet,

      1875 - each elaborately designed to be a unique mark of the owner, many in glowing colours, assembled by Mrs Wakelin, (b. 1837 or 1838, née Conway, later Mrs William Morter), nanny to the children of Imperial Crown Prince Friedrich (III) and 'Vicky', eldest daughter of Queen Victoria, from about 1860 till 1879, neatly cut from letters and envelopes received by Vicky from European and British Royalty and higher nobility, including Sweden, Denmark, the German States and Austria, about 15 are addresses such as Prussia House, S.W. or Frogmore, three are vignette photos including Ludwig II of Bavaria, over 200 items of which about 25 are duplicates, circa 1870 - a few small defects, some faint traces of gum expertly removed Particularly striking are the large designs of Crown Princess Victoria, with her and her husband's arms asymmetrically arranged, of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, and of Queen Louise of Denmark in a tall column. Occasionally the same design is found in varied colours or in black for mourning, as with the small AE within the garter for the Prince of Wales (Edward VII). The 1870s may be reckoned the high-water mark of these designs for variety and ingenuity.

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        La magie dévoileé ou Principes de science occulte

      DUPOTET, Jules Denis (1790 - 1881). La magie dévoileé ou Principes de science occulte. Saint - Germain, Eugène Heutte, 1875. In - 4°, m.pelle nera con nervi, piani in tela con riquadro in oro. viii, 284 pp. con alcune illustrazioni n.t. e 3 tavole f.t. contenenti 12 figure incise in legno inerenti alla magia. Rara seconda edizione aumentata e corretta, tirata a poche copie fuori commercio riservate agli iniziati. Ottimo esemplare con una vera fotografia dell' autore applicata al verso del frontespizio e un suo necrologio aggiunto in fine. Opera importantissima ed introvabile. > (Stanislas de Guaita, 1332). Cailet, 3405. Dorbon, 1387: > Coumont, D113.2.

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        Journey across the Western Interior of Australia. With an Introduction and Additions by Charles Eden Esq. Edited by H.W. Bates.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1875 - Octavo. Original green sand-grained cloth over bevelled boards, title gilt to the spine together with a block of Warburton Beetle - Stigmodera Murrayi - and in black to the front board within an elaborate frame in black and with a gilt block of The Dust Storm, frame repeated to the lower board in blind, marron surface-paper endpapers. Just a touch rubbed at the extremities, head and tail of the spine crumpled, hinges just starting, one plate loose, the map with a few short splits, now professionally repaired, the publisher's catalogue sprung after the map, but overall a very good copy. Steel-engraved portrait frontispiece and eight other steel-engraved plates, vignette of the beetle to the title page, folding map, coloured in outline, at the rear. First edition. In 1853, after nearly 30 years of service in the Royal Navy and the army of the HEIC, Warburton (1813–1889) retired to Adelaide. He was soon appointed Commissioner of Police in the Colony of South Australia, a position that he held for 14 years before being dismissed in controversial circumstances, later being appointed chief staff officer of the volunteer force of South Australia. "In 1872 Warburton was selected by the government of South Australia to command an expedition to open up overland communication between that colony and Western Australia. When the project was abandoned by the government and taken up by two colonists, Thomas Elder and Walter Hughes, Warburton remained in command" (ODNB). Some sixteen months later they finally reached Roebourne, ravaged by scurvy and having survived only through having eaten their camels, "They were the first explorers to cross the continent from the centre to the west and to survive a crossing of the Great Sandy Desert and nearly 1000 miles of country hitherto unknown to Europeans. On their return to Adelaide they were entertained at a public banquet, at which Warburton, who had lost the sight of one eye, attributed his survival to his Aborigine companion Charlie. The legislative assembly voted him £1000, and the Royal Geographical Society awarded him their gold medal for 1874". Physically undermined by his privations Warburton "had neither the health nor desire to undergo the further literary labour necessary to elaborate a complete narrative for general readers" (Preface), so the present account was worked up from his report to Elder and Hughes by his brother-in-law, Charles H. Eden, with verbal additions "of considerable interest and importance" from Warburton, the text finally edited by the famed collector-naturalist H.W. Bates. Bookplate of W.P Bodkin, barrister and son of the legal writer Sir William Bodkin to the front pastedown. Ferguson 18187; Wantrup 201 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Geografía Física de la República de Chile.

      Paris, Delagrave 1875 - Text- u. Atlasband in 2 Bdn. 8° u. quer-4°. X S., 1 nn. Bl., 356 S.; 2 nn. Bl., m. 1 lithogr. Karte u. 22 (3 farb.) lithogr. Tafeln. OHLdr. m. goldgepr. Wappensupralibros u. reicher RVerg., (leicht beschabt u. leicht fl., Textband stärker fleckig u. ber.). Erste Ausgabe, komplett mit Text- und Atlasband selten. - Palau 227450; Henze IV, 125 ff. - Hauptwerk des in Frankreich geborenen Kartographen und Geologen Pedro Amado Pissis Marin (1812-1889), welches die Erkenntnisse seiner Reisen durch alle Teile Chiles zwischen 1848 und 1868 vereint. - "Nebst Phillipi hat Pissis gewiß den größten Anteil an der wissenschaftlichen Erschließung Chiles in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts." (Henze). - Mit einer Karte Südamerikas, Höhenprofilen, einer farbigen Tafel des Aconcaguamassivs, mehreren anderen Bergdarstellungen der Anden, die Quelle des Lontue, den Vulkan Chillan, einer farbigen Tafel des Kraters des Vulkans Antuco, Lava des Osorno, einer Darstellung eines Gletschers usw. - Der Textband geht ausführlich auf die Orographie, Geologie, Meteorologie, Hydrographie und botanische Geographie Chiles ein. - Textband an der oberen und unteren Ecke etw. wasserfl., Name v. alter Hand auf Titel, Tafelband m. altem Bibliotheksstempel a. Titel, minimal stockfl. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [WWV 86d]. Götterdämmerung... Vollständiger Klavierauszug von Karl Klindworth.

      Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne [PN 21500], [April 1875]. Folio. Contemporary dark brown tooled half calf with dark green cloth boards, decorative initials "P.R." to upper, gilt titling to spine in ruled compartments, all edges gilt. 1f. (general title, "Der Ring des Nibelungen), 1f. (title), 1f. (half-title), [1] (cast list and contents), 2-357, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed throughout. Cloth portion of binding slightly stained, worn and frayed at edges, light blue watered silk endpapers slightly soiled. Slightly foxed and browned. First Edition. Fuld p. 465. Deathridge, Geck and Voss (WWV) p. 402. Klein p. 51. The general title and half title are common to the full scores of all four Ring operas. Götterdämmerung is the fourth opera in the Ring cycle. Excerpts were first performed in a concert at the Musikverein in Vienna on March 25, 1875; the entire work was first performed as part of the Ring cycle at Bayreuth on August 17, 1876. "The final opera of the Ring... provides an appropriately weighty conclusion to the epic cycle. 26 years elapsed from the time Wagner made his first prose draft for the work (then called Siegfrieds Tod) to the completion of the full score, with inevitable consequences in terms of stylistic unity. Retrogressive elements of grand opera exist side by side with motivic integration representative of Wagner's most mature style. And yet, the stylistic integrity of Götterdämmerung is scarcely compromised, so skilfully are the disparate elements welded together and so intense the dramaturgical conviction. The resources and stamina demanded by the work (from both singers and orchestra), combined with its sheer length and theatrical potency, make it one of the most daunting yet rewarding undertakings in the operatic repertory." Grove Music Online.

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        1875 1st ed Works of Ben Jonson English SATIRE Comedy Plays Alchemist 9v SET

      London : Bickers and Son., 1875. First edition. 9 volume set. Flachmann, Ben Jonson and the Alchemy of Satire. - 1875 1st ed Works of Ben Jonson English SATIRE Comedy Plays Alchemist 9v SET EXQUISITE & COMPLETE Famed Leather Set “The pseudo-scientific subject [of alchemy] provided a rich source of puns and metaphors that Johnson delighted in using to dazzle his audience.” (Flachmann) Jonson is regularly considered the second-most popular English playwright, only to, of course, Shakespeare. The real draw of Jonson’s work was his magnum opus, The Alchemist – a work in which Johnson satirizes alchemy and creates a mystique about a ‘con-game’ that truly was ‘gold.’ This beautiful nine volume set was the first edition of his complete works edited by William Gifford. Item number: #140 Price: $1500 JONSON, Ben. The works : with notes critical and explanatory and a biographical memoir. London : Bickers and Son., 1875. First edition. 9 volume set. Flachmann, Ben Jonson and the Alchemy of Satire. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 1. [9], cclxxiv, [4], 206 2. [7], 582 3. [7], 526 4. [6], 557 5. [6], 470 6. [6], 517 7. [6], 457 8. xix, 478 9. xvi, 527, [3] • Very good half-calf binding, gold-gilt title on spine, marbled interior. • Language: English • Size: ~9in X 6.5in (23cm x 16.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FROG HE WOULD A WOO-ING GO

      - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        DISCONTENTED FROGS

      - McLOUGHLIN PUB. THE DISCONTENTED FROGS. NY: McLoughlin Bros. no date, circa 1875. Oblong 4to, 10 1/2 x 9", narrow stain in margin of a few pages and neat spine strengthening else VG+. One of the most wonderful McLoughlin publications, this contains 6 large full page chromolithographs to accompany a very lengthy tale in verse about the plight of a group of frogs. They leave the security of the pond for the promise of a better life in the city only to encounter horror and eventual extermination. Not a happy story.

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        Escalades dans les Alpes de 1860 a 1869.

      Paris: Libraire Hachette, 1875. 426 Seiten + Kartenanhang; Ill.; 27,5 cm x 19 cm. Hardcover/Pappeinband Altersgemäß noch wirklich guter Zustand, aber natürlich Gebrauchsspuren. Kopfkapital beschabt, hintere obere Buchecke mit Anplatzung. Einer der vier Bünde leicht beschabt. Sonst ist der reliefgeprägte Einband erstaunlich gut erhalten, nur kleinere Schabspuren, aber allgemein noch sehr gut. Lesebändchen. Goldener Kopf-, Seiten- und Fußschnitt, goldener Namens- und Titelzug und goldene Verzierungen auf Buchrücken. Dünner Namenseintrag auf Titelblatt. Innen sehr gut, nur eine Seite an unterem Steg mit ca. 2 cm tiefem Einriss. Ansonsten sehr guter Zustand der Seiten, keine Vergilbungen, Stockflecken oder ähnliches, auch keine Anstreichungen. Viele Schwarz-Weiß-Zeichnungen. Mit Seidenpapier geschütztes Frontispiz, teils farbige Karten der Alpen im Anhang. Ein sammelnswürdiges Buch! Versand D: 5,20 EUR Reiseliteratur, Alpen, Bergsteigen, Matterhorn, Alpinismus

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        Geographic Travels in Central Australia from 1872 to 1874. With an introduction by Ferd. Von Mueller.

      1875 1875 - Melbourne: Printed for the Author by M'Carron, Bird, 1875. 8vo Orig. cloth. Gilt. (spine slightly rubbed). (iv, 224pp.). With fold. map. Nice bright copy in fine condition.

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        Occidentales

      New edition. Binding half shagreen burgundy corners, back with four nerves set with ornate golden golden double dotted boxes decorated with floral golden boards marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, gilded head. Precious autograph signed by the author to his close friend Edmond de Goncourt. Book illustrated with a portrait frontispiece of the author. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1875 9,5x16,5cm relié

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        The Greville Memoirs

      87 - London - Longmans, Green and Co., 1875 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First edition.. The complete eight volume of Charles Greville's memoirs. The first three volumes are the fifth edition and the final five volumes are all first editions. With the bookplate of William Henry Smith, 3rd Viscount Hambleden to the front pastedownof all volumes. He was a descendant of the founders ofthe stationarygroup W H Smith. It wouldappear these books also belonged to Smith's father, WilliamFrederick Danvers Smith, 2nd Viscount Hambleden as his signature is to the verso of all title pages. The family business was founded bythe 2nd Viscount'sgrandfather and was expanded by his own father. In 1891the 2nd Viscount passed the business to hisson, the 3rd Viscount who ran thebusiness until his death. CharlesGreville's publicity came from these posthumously published memoirs. He kept the diaryformuch of his life andweregiven to his friend Henry Reeve shortly before his death with an injunction that they should be published as far as wasfeasible not too long after his death. The memoirs appeared in three parts, the first was the reigns of George IV and WilliamIV, 1817-1837 and were published almost ten years after his death. The publication received great public interest and five editions were sold in little more than a year. As well asgreat interest the diaries also receivedcalls forcertain passages tobe suppresseddue to offence caused. Upon the initial release of the memoirs Queen Victoriacommented that she was'horrified' that the 'scandalous book' was to be published. Overall these journals are regarded as a faithful record of the impressions made onGrevillefrom the events he witnessed and the people he associated with. Condition: In a half morocco bindings with cloth covered boards. The finalfive volumes have green cloth covered boards with the first three brown. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear to the spines and extremities. Spines have faded slightly as expected with this colour. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedowns, William Henry Smith, Viscount Hambleden. Prior owner's pencil signature to the verso of title pages, Hon W F D Smith. Internally,all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with spotting to the first and last few pages. The odd spot throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        New Guinea Pitta

      Vol IV; Ebes 903 Hart after Gould New Guinea Pitta 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 £450

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        Relations entre les phénomènes électriques et capillaires [Lippmann's Thesis]

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1875. SCARCE FIRST PRINTING IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Lippmann's famous "Thesis", presenting his capillary electrometer, the foundation for the electrocardiogram. The capillary electrometer "was an apparatus that used a new physical principle to measure electrical potential and is changes... The concept behind the instrument was really quite simple and elegant and had been worked out in Kirchoff's laboratory in Heidelberg by a young Parisian physicist, Gabriel Lippmann. Lippmann found that the surface tension of a liquid such as mercury, when covered with another electrolyte such as dilute sulfuric acid, was dependent in a complex way upon the potential difference across the phase boundary. Change the voltage by even a minuscule amount and one changed the surface tension, and hence the shape of the meniscus: it moved up and down. Converting this principle into an instrument was equally simple. One took a glass tube perhaps one-quarter inch across, pulled out one end into a capillary, filled it with mercury, inverted the capillary end into a bath of dilute sulfuric acid, and applied a potential across the mercury/sulfuric boundary. The tiny meniscus, no more than one-fiftieth of a millimeter across, could be viewed through a microscope and could be seen to move almost instantaneously with changes in electromotive force of as little as .0001 volt. Lippmann published preliminary accounts of his experiments on electrocapillarity in 1874 and incorporated a full theoretical treatment into a Thèse he presented to the Paris Faculté des Sciences in April 1875 and printed in July" (Coleman, The Invesitative Enterprise)."The invention of the capillary electrometer in the early 1870s by Gabriel Lippmann led to the first recording of a human electrocardiogram by Augustus D. Waller" and "for more than two decades the capillary electrometer was the best method available to physiologists for recording the electrical activity of the of the heart" (Iaizzo, Handbook of Cardiac Anatomy; Fleming, A Short History of Cardiology).Relations entre les phénomènes électriques et capillaires. Thèses présentés a la faculté des sciences de Paris pour obtenir le grade de docteur ès sciences physiques, par M. Gabriel Lippmann. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1875. Quarto, original wrappers; custom box. pp. 1-58. Small archival tape reinforcement on rear of front cover; tiny (almost invisible) repairs to extreme corner of first few leaves, library stamp and ink call numbers on cover and title. RARE. Very Good.

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        City of London Chess Magazine, The

      London: W W Morgan, 1875-1876. [iv]+382+[2 ad] pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 1/2" x 6") bound in half black leather with marbled boards with gilt lettering to spine with raised spine bands and gilt half edges. Volume II. Edited by W N Potter with the cooperation of H E Bird, J H Blackburne, B Horwitz, J Lowenthal, W Steinitz, J Wisker and J H Zukertort. (Betts: 7-20) First edition. This bound volume is incorrectly bound with the volume one pages 289-302 (January issue). Then Volume I title and 301-314+[2 ad] pages. Volume II 1-280 pages. Then title and index for volume II. March issue of volume three number 2 with the Steinitz Blackburne match. Published from February 1874 through March 1876, volumes one through volume three, numbers one through 25. Volume number run from February through January. J Wisker edited March 1876 issue only.Condition:Points rubbed and bumped, some light rubbing to raised spine bands else a good to very good copy.

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        Two well-presented tourist photograph albums.

      Italy: Enrico van Lint, Emanuele Lupi, Alfred Noack, Giacomo Brogi Studio, & Carlo Naya, c.1875 - 2 volumes, quarto (338 x 272 mm & 320 x 240 mm). Both bound in contemporary full vellum, the larger with three panels of elaborate gilt tooling on spine, sides with gilt arabesque panels, front cover titled "Roma" with gilt stamp of the she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus, red edges, gilt & brown endpapers patterned in Renaissance style; the smaller with decoratively gilt tooled spine, sides with gilt & red ruled borders enclosing gilt & red strapwork panels, red edges, white moiré endpapers. Bindings a little rubbed and soiled (covers of "Roma" marked and spine dulled), leaves slightly cockled, scattered light foxing but the photographs in excellent condition. 204 albumen print photographs (measuring 140 x 259 mm up to 210 x 305 mm), mounted on thick pale blue-grey or white card stock, linen hinges, nearly all with identifying captions in manuscript (English) or letterpress (Italian) below image. Very appealing pair of Victorian Grand Tour albums, containing over 200 large albumen print photographs of Pisa, Genoa, Florence, Assisi, Amalfi, Naples, Venice, and Milan, sculpture (largely classical but extending to Bernini and Canova) and artwork in the Vatican (with a focus on paintings and frescoes by Raphael) and other collections; the assemblage breaks down as follows: Roma contains 43 of sculpture, 60 of paintings; the smaller volume: 52 views (largely exteriors), 9 of sculpture, 38 of paintings, 2 of theatre interiors from prints (San Carlo, Naples and La Scale, Milan). The Rome volume carries the bookseller's ticket of Enrico Andersen, whose well-established business in a handsome building at 30 Via Due Macelli, south of the Spanish steps, specialised in supplying luxury bindings and stationery to a high-end clientele. The smaller album opens with some excellent images of Pisa (the leaning tower, Baptistry, Duomo) by Enrico van Lint (1808-1884), "a first-rank protagonist in the early days of the calotype in Italy" (Luminous Lint online). These are followed by a striking image captured by Emanuele Lupi of the port at Genoa (c. 1875), the harbour packed with masted ships. There are a number of other images from the studio of Alfred Noack (1833-1895), who "photographed the most important artistic cities of northern Italy, but the fulcrum of his research and great part of his energy were dedicated to the Ligurian Riviera and Genoa" (ibid.), and many images of sites in Florence and Milan. The photographs of sculpture and paintings in the Vatican collections are the work of Giacomo Brogi (1822-1881) and his son Carlo. Finally, there is a series of memorable images of Venice in the 1860s and 70s by Carlo Naya (1816-1882), one of the most prominent photographers working with the tourist market in Venice. Many such albums are found in a smaller format and with fewer photographs, so these are particularly attractive examples of a more lavish production and date from the rapidly vanishing era of the Grand Tour.

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        L'illusion

      Edition of wich no leading copies exists. Full binding maroquiné blue shagreen night, back smoothes decorated with gilded floral motifs, golden tail date on castors golden headdresses, marbled paper plates, paper contreplats guards and the tank frame with golden lace on contreplats , covers and backs (faded) preserved, gilt, gilded edging on the cuts, binding signed H. Capelle. Precious autograph signed to Henri Cazalis (Jules) Barbey d'Aurevilly. Pleasant beautifully drawn copy. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1875 12x18,5cm relié

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        The Communistic Societies of the United States; from Personal Visit and Observation.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1875. Large octavo, frontispiece and 16 plates, illustrated; publisher's cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. First edition of this influential and extensive study of the communitarian ideal in the United States.Charles Nordhoff (1830-1901) emigrated to the United States as a child, and went on to have a varied career as sailor, journalist and writer. His grandson Charles Bernard Nordhoff is the famous historian of the Bounty.In The Communistic Societies of the United States, Nordhoff recounts his travels to many of the socialistic societies which became popular in the nineteenth century, most famously the Shakers of Mount Lebanon, the Rappite township at 'Harmony' and the Oneida Community. As Nordhoff points out in his Introduction, he hoped that a study of these communities might provide 'useful hints toward the solution of the labor question'. Throughout, the work displays a thoroughness and lack of hysteria which supports his claim to have 'thought it best to give at first an impartial and not unfriendly account of each commune.'. A very good, fresh copy.

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        WATSON'S NEW COUNTY RAILROAD MAP Of The PACIFIC STATES.

      Oakland, California: Published by D. Needham, 1875. Single sheet, folded, printed recto only. Hand-colored. Map includes: California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, most of Utah & Arizona, partials of Montana & Wyoming. The Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California listed as the "Santa Barbara Islands." Depicts railroads, county boundaries, county seats, drainage, etc. Relief shown by hachures & spot heights. Woodcut vignette of Sacramento capitol building in lower right. Map: 37-5/8" x 24-3/8". Portfolio: 7" x 4-5/8" Map fragile, with some unobtrusive professional restoration along folds. Slight bit of paper loss in lower right of Idaho & top portion of Utah.

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        Le Capital. Traduction de M. J. Roy, entièrement révisée par l’auteur

      Paris, Librairie du Progrès 1875 - One volume in 4to ; pp. 351, (1) including half title with vignette, title with vignette Droits de L’homme, portrait of Marx, and facsimile of a letter from Marx to La Châtre, préface de la première édition dated Londres, 25 juillet 1875, avis au lecteur and extraits de la postface de la seconde édition allemande on pp. 348-351, errata p. 351, table de matières on last page. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, back hinge and spine ends with skilful repair, leather corners renewed to style, raised bands, gilt lettering to spine, marbled endpapers, some sheets age-toned, else age-toning only towards edges, clean, a good copy. Second printing of the first French translation of the first volume of Das Kapital. The first printing was published between 1872 and 1875 in installments which means that today a complete issue is difficult to find. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Way We Live Now. 2 vols.

      Chapman & Hall. 1875 Half titles, 40 illustrations; crease to lower corner vol. I strengthened with archival tape. Two vols. in 1 in orig. light green fine-grained cloth, boards blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt: 'The Way / We Live Now / (device) / Anthony Trollope / (device) / with Forty / Illustrations / London / Chapman and Hall'. Slight rubbing, with discreet inner hinge repair; pale yellow endpapers. Signature & date 1879, with W.H. Smith & Son Library blind stamp on leading free endpaper.See Sadleir 44, where he states that in March 1876 the sheets were taken over by Chatto & Windus 'who issued the Chapman & Hall sheets uncut and in two volumes'. He does not mention a 2-vols.-in-1 Chapman & Hall issue.

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        Two well-presented tourist photograph albums.

      Italy: Enrico van Lint, Emanuele Lupi, Alfred Noack, Giacomo Brogi Studio, & Carlo Naya,, c.1875. 2 volumes, quarto (338 x 272 mm & 320 x 240 mm). Both bound in contemporary full vellum, the larger with three panels of elaborate gilt tooling on spine, sides with gilt arabesque panels, front cover titled "Roma" with gilt stamp of the she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus, red edges, gilt & brown endpapers patterned in Renaissance style; the smaller with decoratively gilt tooled spine, sides with gilt & red ruled borders enclosing gilt & red strapwork panels, red edges, white moiré endpapers. 204 albumen print photographs (measuring 140 x 259 mm up to 210 x 305 mm), mounted on thick pale blue-grey or white card stock, linen hinges, nearly all with identifying captions in manuscript (English) or letterpress (Italian) below image. Bindings a little rubbed and soiled (covers of "Roma" marked and spine dulled), leaves slightly cockled, scattered light foxing but the photographs in excellent condition. Very appealing pair of Victorian Grand Tour albums, containing over 200 large albumen print photographs of Pisa, Genoa, Florence, Assisi, Amalfi, Naples, Venice, and Milan, sculpture (largely classical but extending to Bernini and Canova) and artwork in the Vatican (with a focus on paintings and frescoes by Raphael) and other collections; the assemblage breaks down as follows: Roma contains 43 of sculpture, 60 of paintings; the smaller volume: 52 views (largely exteriors), 9 of sculpture, 38 of paintings, 2 of theatre interiors from prints (San Carlo, Naples and La Scale, Milan). The Rome volume carries the bookseller's ticket of Enrico Andersen, whose well-established business in a handsome building at 30 Via Due Macelli, south of the Spanish steps, specialised in supplying luxury bindings and stationery to a high-end clientele. The smaller album opens with some excellent images of Pisa (the leaning tower, Baptistry, Duomo) by Enrico van Lint (1808-1884), "a first-rank protagonist in the early days of the calotype in Italy" (Luminous Lint online). These are followed by a striking image captured by Emanuele Lupi of the port at Genoa (c. 1875), the harbour packed with masted ships. There are a number of other images from the studio of Alfred Noack (1833-1895), who "photographed the most important artistic cities of northern Italy, but the fulcrum of his research and great part of his energy were dedicated to the Ligurian Riviera and Genoa" (ibid.), and many images of sites in Florence and Milan. The photographs of sculpture and paintings in the Vatican collections are the work of Giacomo Brogi (1822-1881) and his son Carlo. Finally, there is a series of memorable images of Venice in the 1860s and 70s by Carlo Naya (1816-1882), one of the most prominent photographers working with the tourist market in Venice. Many such albums are found in a smaller format and with fewer photographs, so these are particularly attractive examples of a more lavish production and date from the rapidly vanishing era of the Grand Tour.

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        Blue-eyed Cockatoo.

      Vol V Blue-eyed Cockatoo, Cacatua ophthalmica. £1,025

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        Yellow-headed Parrot [Song Parrot].

      Vol V; Ebes 954 Hart after Gould Yellow-headed Parrot [Song Parrot]. 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 £875

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        Banded Lory [Dusky Lory].

      Vol V; Ebes 960 ~p~Original lithographs with later hand-colour for Birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan Islands, 1875-88. J. Gould and W. Hart.~p~ Banded Lory [Dusky Lory], Eos fuscata [Pseudeos fuscata]. £750

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        Aru Perroquet

      Vol V; Ebes 930 Hart after Gould Aru Perroquet 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 £650

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        Van Musschenbroek's Lorikeet

      Vol V; Ebes 968 Hart after Gould Van Musschenbroek's Lorikeet 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 £650

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        Astrolabe Mountain Perroquet

      Vol V; Ebes 934 Hart del et lith Astrolabe Mountain Perroquet 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 £650

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        Bruijin's Pygmy Parrot

      Vol V; Ebes 950 Hart after Gould Bruijin's Pygmy Parrot 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 £520

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        Black-cheeked Perroquet

      Vol V; Ebes 932 Black-cheeked Perroquet. Cyclopsitta melanogenys. £260

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        Ke-Island Pygmy Parrot

      Vol V; Ebes 953 Hart after Gould Ke-Island Pygmy Parrot 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 £520

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        Reistochten naar de Geelvinkbaai op Nieuw-Guinea in de jaren 1869 en 1870.

      The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1875. Quarto, with frontispiece portrait, colour plates (13 tinted lithograph and four handcoloured), maps and charts (one folding); contemporary half morocco. A landmark work on New Guinea, particularly Geelvink Bay of West Irian. Rosenberg travelled widely through several parts of the East-Indies between 1840-1870; on his arrival in Indonesia he became assistant to Franz Junghuhn at Padang. He explored extensively in Sumatra, the Moluccas, and certain regions of Teluk Cendrawasih (Geelvink Bay) of West Irian.This is one of Rosenberg's best known publications, containing beautiful plates. He concentrates mainly on the natural environment of the regions that he describes, but also includes special sections on the people and their customs. A very good copy.

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        Explorations in Australia: I. Explorations in search of Dr Leichhardt and party. II. From Perth to Adelaide, around the Great Australian Bight. III. From Champion Bay, across the desert to the Telegraph and to Adelaide.

      London: Sampson Low, 1875. Octavo, eight plates, four folding maps; apart from a cancelled library stamp a good copy in original green cloth, gilt vignette on upper board. An important account of Forrest's successful exploring career, during which he most famously became the first person to cross the continent west to east.Forrest began his first expedition as Government Surveyor in 1869, at the age of twenty-one, setting out from Perth in search of traces of Leichhardt. The expedition ascertained that rumours which referred to a party of white men being slain by local Aborigines twenty years before did not relate to Leichhardt's party but to Robert Austin's expedition. Forrest went on to the east of Lake Barlee to Mount Weld before returning to Perth.On Forrest's return another expedition in search of Leichhardt was mooted - this time to travel from the Murchison River to Carpentaria. However lack of funds prevented so extensive an expedition, and instead it was proposed that Forrest cross from Perth to Adelaide, around the Great Australian Bight, in search of farming land. By taking the coastal route, the crossing was achieved by Forrest in an extraordinary five months. This feat, which had taken Eyre over twelve months to complete, is a testament to Forrest's formidable abilities as an explorer and professional surveyor, and to that of his brother Alexander who was his second-in-command.The success of Forrest's first two expeditions spurred him on in 1874 to take on the last great challenge of Australian inland exploration: to ascertain the nature of the interior by crossing the continent from Perth to the Telegraph Line which ran between Darwin and Adelaide. Again Forrest triumphed and firmly established his reputation as one of the great Australian explorers of the western interior. Forrest later became premier of Western Australia and first Baron Forrest of Bunbury.This first edition of his collected expeditions is, 'a work of great importance which must be added to every collection of exploration literature' (Wantrup). It is illustrated by four very detailed folding maps, all drawn by Forrest. Six of the eight plates are by George French Angas, and 'constitute his last major artistic undertaking' (Wantrup). A good copy.

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        Collection of 28 Acts and Ordinances from 1840-1875; Relating to various matters including the protection of native animals, registration of dogs, bushfire prevention and the control of pernicious thistles.

      Adelaide: Government printer, 1840-, 1875. Quarto, very good in old marbled paper card covers with contemporary notes and amendments in ink. Collection of South Australian legislation of 1840-1875, bound in series, comprising the following:No. 10. 24 December 1858. An Act to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to district Councils. pp. 49-92. Plus three supplementary Acts.No. 13. 21 October 1862. An Act to regulate Elections by Ballot. pp. 65-71.No. 17. 25 November 1852. An Act for the making and improving of roads in South Australia. pp. 89-119.No. 11. 12 November 1863. An Act to repeal an Act No. 17 of 1861... making and improving of roads in South Australia... " pp.103-113. And two further Acts relating to roadbuilding.No. 8. 24 December 1858. An act to Consolidate and amend the Laws relating to the impounding of Cattle. pp. 25-44.No. 5. 8 December 1840. An Act to regulate the slaughtering, and prevent the Stealing of Cattle. pp. 1-11.No. 2. 19 February 1844. An Ordinance to Authorize the Levying of Fees on the slaughtering of Cattle... 2pp.No. 19. 30 November 1847. To impose penalties... negligent burning of stubble and other produce. 2 pp. And another two 1864 relating to bush-fires.No. 13. 18 February 1843. An Act for establishing standard weights and measures... 8pp.No. 7. 9 July 1855. An ordinance to amend "An Act for establishing standard weights and measures... "No. 16. 25 July 1845. An ordinance to regulate the use of weigh-bridges and steelyards. 2pp.No. 26. 21 October 1862. An Act for preventing the further spread of Scotch Thistle, Variegated Thistle, and Bathurst Bur. pp. 123-125.No. 11. 15 October 1875. An Act to Amend the the Law relating to Public Education. pp. 39-43.No. 9. December 9 1853. An Act to regulate the occupation of crown Lands... pp. 123-126.No. 21. 6 November 1874. An Act to Prevent the Destruction of certain Birds and Animals. pp. 173-177 (of special interest to Australian environmental history as early law protecting birds and animals on Crown lands, specifically exempting Aboriginal persons hunting and collecting for sustenance).No. 6. 19 December 1867. An Act to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to the Registration of Dogs... pp. 45-53.No. 12.19 December 1867. An Act to regulate the weights to be carried on certain Vehicles... pp. 107-110. And another related Act.No. 6. 22 September 1875. An Act to regulate the use of Guns and Firearms in certain cases pp.15-17.No. 16. 15 October 1875. An Act to provide for the Suppression of the Rabbit Nuisance. pp. 63-70.No. 22. 18 December 1873. An Act to make provision for the preservation... of Public Health pp.153-177. Covers rubbed.

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        Le Reine Indigo.; Opéra-bouffe en 3 actes et 4 tableaux. paroles de M.M.A. Jaime et V. Wilder. Musique de Johann Strauss de Vienne. Grand succès de Théâtre de la Renaissance....

      Paris: Au Ménestrel... Heugel et Cie. [1875]. Original large lithographic poster in colours, drawn and printed by Jules Chéret. 73 x 53.5 cms. (29.25" x 21.75"). Unmounted. On paper. 4" tear to left edge repaired. First performed in Vienna on February 10, 1871, La Reine Indigo was the first of Strauss's operettas and the first to be performed in Paris. The present poster, depicting various characters and scenes from the opera, was designed contemporaneously with the first French performance of the work at the Théâtre de la Renaissance on April 27, 1875. Broido: French Opera Posters 45....

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        Oceanic Group...

      London J. Reynolds & Sons 174 Strand nd c.1875. Hand coloured lithograph, 430 x 690mm, designed by E. Ravenstein is inscribed lower left mounted and framed. A large nineteenth century lithograph showing full length portraits of people from Oceania and America. To the left of the lithograph are depicted examples of "typical" Oceanic inhabitants - Malay, Sandwich Islands, Marquesas Islander, New Zealander, North and South Australia. Whilst to the right are Papuan, Patagonian, Araucanian, Chippeway and Cherokee. An interest in ethnography took a central place in the lives of educated Europeans as science and world history were not yet too esoteric and specialised for the average person to understand. Maritime discovery was enthusiastically followed by both the French and English nations and the savants of both countries had a keen intellectual curiosity in the ethnography of the newly-discovered countries.Published in London, this image was designed by Ernst George Ravenstein (1834-1913) a German- English geographer and cartographer. Born in Main, Germany he became a British subject and worked in the Topographical Department of the British War Office from 1855-75. He was the first person to receive the Victoria gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society for geographical research.This lithograph is number three in a series, Varieties of the Human Species and from the large scale format it was possibly produced as an educational teaching aid.

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