The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1875

        Russland Karte mit russischem Titel.

      - Farblithographie aus Simashko Yu Lehratlas, dat. 1875, 46 x 37 Zeigt das europäische Russland umgeben von den dort lebenden Tieren und Pflanzen. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche. - Seltene Karte.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
 1.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        The Novels of William Harrison Ainsworth

      London - George Routledge and Sons Ltd., 1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A nice set of William Harrison Ainsworth's novels. Ainsworth was known for his fantastic works of historical fiction. This collection comprises of sixteen volumes of Ainsworth's works, the complete set of this publication. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of plates and vignettes across all volumes. Collated, complete with all plates. The works present are as follows: Jack Sheppard, Chrichton, Lancashire Witches, Auriol, Old St Pauls, Guy Fawkes, The Spendthrift, The Star Chamber, Boscobel, Miser's Daughter, Rookwood, Flitch of Bacon, Tower of London , Mervyn Clitheroe, Windsor Castle and Ovingdean Grange. The illustrations throughout volumes are bytwo famous illustrators of the day George Cruikshank and Hablot K Browne (Phiz). The set isundated and therefore dated from Copac. In a lovely Bickers and Son Binding. Condition: In half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart with minor rubbing to the joints and to the spines. Rubbing is heavier to the head and tail. Small loss to the head of spines to Flitch of Bacon, Crichton and The Star Chamber. Front hinge of Boscobel is slightly strained but firm. Binder's stamp indicate a Bickers and Son binding. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with some offsetting from plates. Instances of light scattered spots, tending to form at the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        OUR BARREN LANDS. THE INTERIOR OF THE UNITED STATES WEST OF THE 100th MERIDIAN, AND EAST OF THE SIERRA NEVADAS

      Cincinnati, 1875. 53pp. Contemporary blue cloth. Spine slightly faded. Ink stamp on front fly leaf, several library ink stamps in margins. Else very good. Hazen served as an army officer in the trans-Mississippi west after the Civil War. He was convinced the land west of the 100th meridian was effectively useless for agriculture and wrote letters to New York papers to that effect. General George Custer wrote refuting this, and claiming the lands were fertile. Herein Hazen angrily rebuts Custer, accusing him of "personal interest," and marshals considerable data to support his assertions that the Far West is too arid to support agriculture. "Hazen, who had as much experience as Custer on the frontier and was more academically minded, was in this instance caught rather far out on a limb. His pronouncements about wintering cattle on the plains and other difficulties to be expected in settling the West proved to be wrong" - Decker. "Contains considerable data on the actual explorations and experiences of the contestants in the region" - Eberstadt. An important and rare pamphlet. GRAFF 1834. HOWES H372, "aa." LUTHER 31. EBERSTADT 137:237. DECKER 42:68.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Fables of Aesop and Others (Translated into Human Nature)

      Published by Chatto and Windus, London 1875 - , [7], 22 text leaves printed on one side, with black border, and 22 paper-guarded hand coloured plates with titles (including frontispiece), colour illustrated title page with red and black titles, attractively hand-coloured New Edition , rebound with new spine and endpapers preserving original boards, rubbing to boards with some chipping to edges, tear to foredge of frontispiece, section missing to frontispiece paper-guard, very small tear to foredge of title page, some marking throughout, small tear and small piece missing to edge of occasional paper-guards, internally good condition, cover quite rubbed and in fair condition , quarter bound illustrated paper on hardcover, cloth spine, colour illustrated upper board with red and black titles and black border, black titles and border to lower board, cream textured endpapers, octavo, 25.5 x 18.5 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Angela Pisani: a novel. By the late Hon. George Sydney-Smythe, seventh Viscount Strangford. With a brief memoir of the author. In three volumes.

      3 vols bound as one: xxxi, [1], 284p; [2], 292p, [2], 316p. Bound with the half titles. Publisher's cloth, with 'Pisani' mis-spelt 'Pisiani' on the spine.Published posthumously. The memoir is by Emily Anne Smythe (nee Beaufort), wife of George's younger brother Percy. George Sydney-Smythe is best known for his friendship with Benjamin Disraeli and their joint involvement in the 'Young England' movement, and for being the modal for the title figure in Disraeli's novel 'Coningsby'. A scarce title.

      [Bookseller: Westfield Books]
 5.   Check availability:     PBFA     Link/Print  


        The Southern Farmer. Devoted to Agriculture, Horticulture, Stock Raising, and all the Industrial and Mechanical Interests of the South

      Memphis & New York, 1875. Newspaper. Good. 24 issues of The Southern Farmer. Approx. 12" x 9". (1) issue December 1867; (11) issues in 1869 (missing June); (11) issues from 1870 (missing October); December 1874 issue; and (1) issue "American Agriculturist" Published in New York February 1875. Illustrated. Most issues are in good condition with light wear and toning to contents. A few issues have edge wear, damp-stains, and edge chips. A couple of covers are detached. At the top of most of the issues is the name of Prof. E. W. Hilgard. From wikipedia: Eugene Woldemar Hilgard (January 5, 1833, Zweibrücken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany - January 8, 1916, Berkeley, California, United States) was a German-American expert on pedology (the study of soil resources). An authority on climate as a soil forming factor, soil chemistry and reclamation of alkali soils, he is considered the father of modern soil science in the United States.

      [Bookseller: Americana Books ABAA]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Science of Modern Cotton Spinning: embracing mill architecture; machinery for cotton ginning, opening . preparing and spinning, with all the latest improvements; also articles on steam and water power . gearing and American system of belting compared . boiler explosions, &c; .

      - Manchester, Palmer & Howe &c 1875. Two volumes largish quarto publisher's gilt decorated cloth (spines faded and rubbed); viii,152,[8] & x,153-320pp and 41 plates, plans, elevations and measured drawings (one chromolitho and several double page), illustrations through the text. Inner front hinge of volume one strengthened with paper (neat enough); the rubbed spines are a bit of a puzzle because the contents show few signs of ever being used. A rather good set. Third edition, it was first issued in parts in 1871-72 and two more editions followed this; all seem unchanged. A handsome and authoritive work. Leigh was by this time a grand old man of engineering and invention with 'almost half a century's personal experience'. He uses the recent India Mill at Darwen designed by Ernest Bates (the 300 foot chimney though comes straight from Rawlinson) as an example of a 'first class type' and one of the 'noblest specimens of mill architecture'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        TRANSATLANTIC SKETCHES

      1875. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875. One preliminary page undated ads. Original green cloth, beveled. First Edition of Henry James's second book, which consisted of either 1500 (per E&L) or 1578 (per Blanck) copies. Published in the same year as his first (A PASSIONATE PILGRIM), this is a collection of travel sketches from his journeys around Europe in 1872-74.~This copy is in the first binding state, with "J. R. Osgood & Co." at the foot of the spine (later copies read "Houghton, Osgood & Co." and then "Houghton, Mifflin & Co."). The cloth color is green; other copies were in purple or terra-cotta, without priority.~It is a bright copy, fine except for the slightest of rubbing at the corners. Supino 2.2.0; Edel & Laurence A2a; Blanck 10530.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Studie mit mehreren Baumstämmen.

      - Bleistift, auf bräunlichem Velin, links unten undeutliche Ortsbezeichnung, signiert und datiert „b. Nu.hammer C. Hummel 1875". 23,5:33,2 cm. – Zwei Knickfalten in der rechten oberen Ecke. Provenienz: Aus dem Nachlaß des Künstlers, der 1943-1993 im Schloßmuseum Weimar verwahret wurde. Inv. 121. Die Baumstudie ist ein immer wiederkehrendes Thema im zeichnerischen wie im malerischen Werk Hummels. Der Landschaftsmaler und Radierer Carl Hummel war 1834-1842 Schüler an der Weimarer Zeichenakademie bei dem Maler und Radierer F. Preller d.Ä. (1804-1878), der Hummels spezielle Vorliebe für die „heroische Landschaft" prägte. Gemeinsam mit Preller unternahm er 1839-1841 Studienreisen nach Holland, Norwegen, Rügen und nach Tirol. Neben dem Studium bei Preller machte er zudem bei J.B. Schwerdgeburth (1759–nach 1822) eine Ausbildung zum Kupferstecher. 1842 reiste er nach Italien; in Rom, auf Capri und Sizilien hielt er sich längere Zeit auf. 1844 kehrte er in seine Geburtsstadt zurück. 1845-1846 besuchte er erneut Rom, danach reiste er in die Schweiz. 1855 erfolgte auf Einladung des Erbprinzen Georg von Meiningen ein Aufenthalt auf dessen Villa Carlotta am Comer See. 1859 wurde er als Professor an die Weimarer Zeichenschule berufen. 1869 unternahm er eine Reise nach Korsika, in den folgenden Jahren jedoch meist nur noch Reisen in die Mittelgebirge. Hummel, Sohn des gefeierten Pianisten und Komponisten Johann Nepomuk Hummel, zählt zu den bekanntesten Künstlern seiner Heimatstadt. Sein Vater war von Maria Pawlowna (1786-1859), Großfürstin von Rußland, Erbprinzessin von Sachsen-Weimar und Großherzogin von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach 1818 als Kapellmeister nach Weimar berufen worden, eine Stellung, die er bis 1838 innehatte. Die Großfürstin, die nach ihrer Heirat 1804 aus St. Petersburg nach Weimar kam, förderte mittels ihrer reichen Mitgift in besonderer Weise Musik, Theater, Bildende Kunst und Literatur und verhalf damit dem zwar geistig und literarisch hoch entwickelten, aber verarmten Hof zu neuem Aufschwung. Auch Carl erhielt bekanntermaßen von der Großfürstin einige Aufträge.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
 9.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        A Clan Campbell family photograph album illustrated with finely drawn pen and ink illustrations

      Argyllshire, Scotland, 1875. Album. Very good. This 8" x8" photograph album contains 56 photographs ranging in size from 2" x 2.5" to 4" x 5.5", each affixed to a single page. 28 of the photographs are identified on their pages. 42 of the pages contain finely drawn pen and ink sketches, presumably related to interests or careers of the subject. Three of the illustrations are multi-color. Three other pages have pencil illustrations that had not yet been finished in ink. All edges gilt. The photos are in nice shape; some have been trimmed. The pages are generally clean but have some finger-smudging at the top and bottom margins. The album has a slight bow and edge-wear. Clan Campbell has been one of the largest and most powerful of the Scottish Highland clans. Their lands were in Argyll, and the chief of the clan became the Earl and later Duke of Argyll. From 1450 until the early 1900s, members of Clan Campbell played leading roles in the government and military of Scotland and Great Britain. Today the family is still influential, but primarily in commercial, cultural and charitable roles. The hand drawn illustrations that frame the photographs in this album are extraordinary well done. The first features a drawing of the family's Memorial Cross erected in memory of the MacNeill Campbells of Melfort in 1873. Other illustrations feature highland scenery, sailing and maritime scenes, estates, plants and flowers, shells, an artist's palette, an African scene, hunting, dogs and horses, waterfalls, music, etc. Information about a number of the family members in this album can be found in A Memorial history of the Campbells of Melfort, Argyllshire which includes records of the different highland and other families with whom they have intermarried by Margaret Olympia Campbell, London: Simmons & Botten, 1882.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Maries Hændelser i Vidunderlandet. (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland). Efter det Engelske ved D.G. Med 41 Illustrationer (af John Tenniel).

      Copenhagen, Fr. Wøldikes Forlag / Th. Rielsen,1875. Publisher's lithographed pictorial boards. Spine renewed. Boards a little darkened, but all in all very well preserved. Internally very nice and clean. Illustrated throughout. Scarce first Danish edition of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. With 41 illustrations by John Tenniel. The Danish translation is the fourth translation, preceded by the German, French, and Italian. Very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
 11.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        Reisen in Afrika 1875-1886.

      - Nach seinen Tagebüchern bearb. u. hrsg. unter Mitw. v. R. Buchta. 3 Bände. Hölzel, Wien 1889-1891. XVI, 585; XVI, 560 u. XVI, 740 S. mit 3 Titelportr., 25 lithogr., teils farb.u. gefalt. Karten, 120 Taf., 385 Abb. u. 2 gefalt. Stammtaf. Gr.-8°. Prächtige Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. Gering berieben, ein Bd. etwas dunkler. Schönes Exemplar. – Der deutsch-russischer Afrikaforscher Junker (1840-1892) bereiste während seiner 1. Afrika-Expedition (1875-78) die Stromgebiete des Blauen und Weißen Nils. Seine längste, bedeutendste und zugleich letzte Afrikareise unternahm er in Begleitung des Präparators Fr. Bohndorff. – "Das Werk fand allgemein Beifall und gilt (.) als eins der besten Bücher der deutschen Afrikaliteratur (.)" (ADB L, 728.); Henze II, 726 f. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Engel & Co GmbH]
 12.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Papyros Ebers. Das hermetische Buch über die Arzneimittel der alten Ägypter in hieratischer Schrift. 2 Bde.

      - Neudruck der Ausgabe Leipzig 1875. - Osnabrück, Biblio Verlag 1987, Folio, VIII, 336 pp., Taf. 1-69; VIII, 63, (1) pp., Taf.70-90, orig. Leinenband. Herausgegeben von Georg Ebers mit hieroglyphisch-lateinischem Glossar von Ludwig Stern. - Als Vorlage für den Nachdruck hat freundlicherweise die Handschriftenabteilung der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek ihr Exemplar zur Verfügung gestellt. - Schon im Papyrus selber fehlen die Seiten XXVIII und XXIX, ohne daß der Text unterbrochen ist. - Already in the papyrus itself the pages XXVIII and XXIX are not numbered. There is, however, no text omitted. - Printed in France by Folio Imprimerie Cooperative, Saint-Julien-du-Sault. - - "Der Papyrus Ebers ist ein medizinischer Papyrus aus dem alten Ägypten. Er gehört neben dem Papyrus Edwin Smith zu den ältesten noch erhaltenen Texten überhaupt und ist zudem einer der ältesten bekannten Texte mit medizinischen Themen, wobei er unter anderem ein großes Spektrum an Beschreibungen von Krankheiten und deren Symptomen und Diagnosen beinhaltet. Des Weiteren enthält der Papyrus Anweisungen für Behandlungen sowie für die Zubereitung von Heilmitteln, zum Beispiel gegen Verletzung, Parasiten und Zahnbeschwerden, aber auch gynäkologische Tipps, wie beispielsweise für die Empfängnisverhütung. Dazu werden Zaubersprüche zur Unterstützung des Heilerfolges angegeben. Zusätzlich wurde der heliakische Aufgang des Sirius im bürgerlichen Kalender mit 9. Epiphi (9. Ipip) im 9. Regierungsjahr des Amenophis I. vermerkt." - - "Traditionell wurde meist von einer Abfassung im letzten Viertel des 16. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. ausgegangen und auf die Datierung von Richard Lepsius Bezug genommen. Letzter Vertreter dieser These war Kenneth Anderson Kitchen. Beide Ägyptologen beriefen sich bei ihrer Annahme auf den vermerkten Sirius-Aufgang. Zwischenzeitliche paläografische Untersuchungen haben ergeben, dass die medizinischen Eintragungen wahrscheinlich einige Jahrzehnte älter sind, in der Regierungszeit von Pharao Ahmose niedergeschrieben wurden und mögliche Abschriften von älteren Vorlagen repräsentieren." - - "Der Papyrus Ebers wurde im Winter 1872/73 von Georg Ebers in Theben mit den Geldern des Königs von Sachsen (15.000 Taler) und Geld aus dem Universitäts-Reisestipendienfond (25.000 Taler) erworben, in die Bestände der Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig eingegliedert[1][2] und ein Jahr später von Ebers veröffentlicht. Das Manuskript befindet sich bis heute in der Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig." - - "Er wurde in hieratischer Schrift verfasst und stellt die größte Aufzeichnung über altägyptische Medizin dar. Der Papyrus Ebers ist der längste medizinische Papyrus und hat eine Gesamtlänge von 20 Metern. Die Schriftrolle bestand ursprünglich aus 108 Kolumnen, die von 1 bis 110 nummeriert sind (Nr. 28 und 29 sind ausgelassen). Während des Zweiten Weltkriegs erlitt der Papyrus erheblichen Schaden. So sind die Kolumnen 54, 56, 94 und 109 beschädigt oder liegen nur noch in Fragmenten vor. Die Kolumnen 48, 49, 55, 80-82, 93/110, 98/106, 99, 100/104, 101, 102/103 und 105 sind heute verloren. Die 108 Kolumnen sind unterteilt in 877 magische Formeln und Heilmittel. Obwohl er voller Beschwörungen zur Vertreibung krankheitsverursachender Dämonen ist, finden sich doch Beweise für empirische Behandlung und Beobachtung." - - "Der Papyrus enthält Kapitel über Darm-Erkrankungen und Parasiten, Augen- und Hautprobleme, Empfängnisverhütung und gynäkologische Erkrankungen, Zahnheilkunde, die operative Behandlung von Abszessen und Tumoren, das Richten von Knochen und Verbrennungen. Mit der Erwähnung der Staublunge der Steinmetze ist es mit das älteste Zeugnis der Arbeitsmedizin." - - "Des Weiteren enthält er eine Abhandlung über Herz und Gefäße. Obwohl die Ägypter wenig über die Existenz der Nieren wussten, und das Herz als Treffpunkt verschiedener Gefäße des Körpers - nicht nur Blut, sondern auch Tränen, Urin und sogar Sperma - betrachteten, erkannten sie nicht nur das Vorhandensein von . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. F.-D. Söhn - Medicusbooks.Com]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Nos Actrices

      Cappiello, Leonetto (1875-1942). Nos Actrices. Paris: Editions de la revue blanche, 1899. First edition. Original wrappers. Rebacked in cloth (some soiling to covers and top edge trimmed a bit closely). Plates in excellent condition, with very occasional soiling to margins. (3 1/2" x 12 1/4"). Preface leaf, and 18 full-page colour plates by Leonetto Cappiello, printed on rectos only. A rare work by the great artist. Cappiello, a native of Livorno, Italy, came to Paris in 1898 and immediately found work illustrating for the satirical journal La Rire where he drew popular caricatures with a direct and simple style influenced by Toulouse Lautrec. In Nos Actrices, the publisher presents an album of portraits of some of the most renowned actresses of the day in costume. Figures include Marthe Brandes, Cecile Sorel, Sarah Bernhardt (as Medea), Rejane, Megard, Jeanne Granier, Marcelle Lender, and Simon Girard. "Voici un artiste nouveau, une vision nouvelle des types feminins, une facon neuve de traduire par le crayon et le pinceau l'impression d'art" (Preface, Marcel Prevost). Cappiello's style succeed to grow in popularity and his poster art influenced that form for many years to follow.

      [Bookseller: Golden Legend, Inc. ]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Leçons sur les anesthésiques et sur l'asphyxie

      Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1875. 1875, 1875, in-8, VII-536 pages, demi-toile chagrinée bleue, PREMIERE EDITION. Figures dans le texte. Cours de médecine du Collège de France. Dès 1865, Claude Bernard avait découvert que l'anesthésie au chloroforme pouvait être prolongée et intensifiée par une injection de morphine. Cachet ex-libris de la Société scientifique d'hygiène alimentaire et ex-libris manuscrits du Dr Calmy, médecin de la marine. Rousseurs éparses. Garrison & Morton, 5673; Duncun, 379

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
 15.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        An Idyll of Work

      Boston: James R. Osgood. 1875. First. First edition. 12mo. Reddish-brown cloth decorated and titled in gilt. The boards a little rubbed, small stain on the edge of the first two leaves, else near fine. A lengthy detailed narrative verse treatment of the lives of five friends in the Lowell textile mills in the 1840s, this as a nice association copy Inscribed by the author: "Mrs. Mary Aiken with the love of Lucy Larcom." Lucy Larcom came to work at the mills in Lowell as an 11 year-old girl and became a contributor to the Operatives' Magazine and the Lowell Offering. Mary Aiken moved to Lowell in 1834 with her husband John, who had taken a position as agent for the Tremont Mills. The Appleton-Aiken Papers note correspondence from Mary Aiken with observations on labor and at the mills, and she was also active in the anti-slavery movement. Below the inscription is an additional inscription: "Presented to Mrs. George Cheever by Mrs. George Ripley." Mary Aiken's daughter married the Boston banker George Ripley, thus this copy was passed through the family. A nice association. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 16.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Fabrication des Étoffes. Traité de la Filature du Coton. Origines - Production - Caractères - Propriétés - Classifications - Transformations - Développement commercial - Succédanés - Progrès techniques - Filature - Apprêts des Fils - Détermination des Assortiments - Installation et Organisation des Filatures…

      1875. One vol. of text: xv, 672 pp., one folding leaf ("224bis"), & one large folding printed table ("660bis"). 8vo, cont. green morocco-backed marbled boards, spine gilt.Atlas: One leaf of title, one leaf of index of plates, & 42 double-page photolithographed plates. Large 4to, binding as above. Paris: J. Baudry, 1875.Second edition, "entièrement revue et corrigée." Alcan (1811-77), was professor of textiles at the Conservatoire national des Arts et Métiers in Paris. He wrote a series of books on various technical aspects of the textile industry.This is his main work on cotton and the cotton industry, which became a standard work on the subject. He provides a detailed history of cotton cultivation throughout the world; all the steps in making cotton fabric: ginning, baling, spinning, manufacture; the varieties of looms and cotton fabrics; the cotton trade, etc. The first edition was published in 1865.Fine and handsome set. The fine photolithographed plates depict cotton fibers and textile machinery used in preparing and manufacturing cotton.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. ]
 17.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        MODELES DE LETTRES. JOURNAL MANUEL DE PEINTURES. Extrait des vingt premieres annees.

      LIBRAIRIE CENTRALE D ARCHITECTURE V.A. MOREL, PARIS 1875 - completo, sin páginar, 48,5X33, contiene una carpeta en tapa dura en tela editorial en rojo fatigada, portada con letras y adornos dorados, el interior en muy buen estado, contiene 30 reproducciones litográficas pintadas de modelos de letras, texto en francés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EL ACCIPIES]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        ARCTIC CIRCLE / NORTH POLE: MAP OF THE COUNTRIES ROUND THE NORTH POLE.

      London 1875 - Chromolithograph, dissected into 24 sections and laid upon original linen, folding into original blue cloth covers with yellow printed pastedown label and advertisement sheets pasted to inside cover (Very Good, some minor old areas of creasing to the lower right of the North Pole, some small tack marks to corners and some areas of minor toning and discolouration; cover with shelf-ware and spine a little frayed, but overall still very attractive), 67.5 x 69.5 cm (26.5 x 27.5 inches). The scarce first edition of Edward Stanford’s excellent map of the Arctic Circle – from what was by far the most authoritative and influential map series of the region to be made during the great age of Polar exploration. This excellent production is the first edition of Edward Stanford’s map series of the Arctic Circle, the most authoritative and influential general map to issued during the great age of exploration in the Northern Polar regions. The map is centred on the North Pole and embraces all of the Northern Hemisphere as far down south as 50° North. The geography of the known lands is very precisely delineated, while the high polar regions not yet encountered (such as Northern Greenland, much of Canada’s Arctic Archipelago and the extremities of certain Russian Arctic Islands) is shown to remain an enigma, part of the enormous ‘Unexplored Polar Region’. Each nation is distinguished in its own attractive colour, and the treeline is shown running across North America. As noted in the inscription in the lower right corner, the dark blue seas are free of ice, while the seas coloured light blue seas usually feature pack ice, while the hard white areas represent permanent ice sheets and glaciers. Through the 19th Century and the early 20th Century, the exploration of the Arctic regions was seen not only as the last frontier in exploration, but the ultimate ‘extreme sport’. Over this period the focus gradually shifted from the 400-year old economic dream of finding the supposed ‘Northwest’ and ‘Northeast’ Passages, towards the more idealistic goal of reaching the actual North Pole itself. The distances through the Arctic’s icy waters and lands were so vast, and the conditions were so severe that expeditions were often literally frozen and crushed, ensuring that many of the explorers never made it home. Even surviving the Arctic, let along making important discoveries, was a great badge of pride for European and American naval officers, noblemen and scientific societies, and a multinational race ensued to see who could become the first to reach the North Pole (or, at least, make it to the northernmost point attained) – with both personal and national honour at stake. SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION. References: Verner & Stubbs, The Northpart of America, p.162; OCLC: 8660287 and 606366989.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
 19.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        ENQUETE PARLEMENTAIRE SUR LES ACTES DU GOUVERNEMENT DE LA DEFENSE NATIONALE - EN 10 VOLUMES - VOIR NOTICE.

      LIBRAIRIE GERMER BAILLIERE 1875 - R240103299: 687 pages + 557 pages + 613 + 204 pages + 574 pages + 544 pages + 359 + 245 pages + 209 + 318 + 147 pages + 122 + 34 + 35 + 544 pages + 807 pages + 912 pages - textes sur deux colonnes - plats, dos abîmé - quelques plats absents ou désolidarisés - quelques rousseurs sans réelle conséquence sur la lecture - 5 photos disponibles . Volume 1 : tome premier déspositions des témoins - Volume 2 : pièces justificatives n°1 dépêches télégraphiques officielles (première partie) - Volume 3 : pièces justificatives n°2 dépêches télegraphiques officielles (seonde partie) pièces justificatives du rapport de M.Saint Marc Girardin - Volume 4 : tome 2 déposition - Volume 5 : tome 3 rapport - Volume 6 : tome 4 rapports de M.Chaper sur l'examen au point de vue militaire des actes du gouvernement de la défense nationale à paris - Volume 7 : tome 5 rapports de M.Boreau Jajanadie sur l'emprunt morgan, de M. de la Borderie sur le camp de conlie et l'armée de bretagne, de M. de la sicotuère sur l'affaire de dreux - Volume 8 : tome 6 rapport de M.de Rainneville sur les actes diplomatiques du gouvernement de la défense nationale, de M.Lallié sur les communications postales et télégraphiques du gouvernement de la défense nationale, de M.Delsol sur la ligue du sud ouest, de M.Perrot sur les actes militaires du gouvernement de la défense nationale en province (premiere partie) - Volume 9 : tome 7 rapports de M.Perrot sur les actes militaires du gouvernement de la défense nationale en province (seconde partie expédition de l'est) - Volume 10 : tome 8 rapports rapport de M. de la Sicotuère sur l'algérie . In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 320-Science politique [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le-Livre]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Tristan. Sechs Novellen.

      264 Seiten (4) Blatt Verlagswerbung 8, gebundene Ausgabe, brauner Original Ganz-Ledereinband, Kopfgoldschnitt Der Einbandrücken lichtschattig, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch, auf dem Innendeckel ExLibris von Dr. Karl Hegener, aus dessen Bibliothek das Buch stammt. auf dem Titel vom Autor signiert und datiert (Mülhausen (richtig wohl: Mülheim) 6.XI.20). Paul Thomas Mann (* 6. Juni 1875 in Lübeck - + 12. August 1955 in Zürich) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller. Er zählt zu den bedeutendsten Erzählern deutscher Sprache im 20. Jahrhundert. Für seinen ersten Roman Buddenbrooks (1900, erschienen 1901) erhielt er 1929 den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Verheiratet war er mit Katia Mann (geborene Katharina Hedwig Pringsheim), die ihn zu mehreren seiner literarischen Figuren und Werke inspirierte. Sein älterer Bruder Heinrich und drei seiner sechs Kinder, Erika, Klaus und Golo, waren ebenfalls Schriftsteller. (wikipedia)

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
 21.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        The Beloved Returns. Lotte in Weimar. Translated from the German by H.T. Lowe-Porter.

      (3) Blatt X, 453 Seiten (5) Blatt 4, gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleinen mit goldgeprägtem Rücken u. Deckelsignet mit Lesebändchen, der ursprünglich blaue Leinenrücken lichtbedingt ins Graugrüne verfärbt, die Einbanddeckel etwas lichtrandig und aufgehellt, der Buchblock unbeschnitten, am Kopf nur sauber gelegt und dadurch mit leicht rauhem Kopfgoldschnitt, der Buchblock ansonsten sauber und frisch, im Kolophon numeriert : 224 und von Thomas Mann signiert, dazu heißt es: " Of the first edition of "The Beloved Returns" three hundred and ninety-five copies ( of which three hundred and seventy-five copies are for sale) have been printed on Rives Liampre All-Rag Paper. Each copy is signed by the author. This is number 95". Paul Thomas Mann (* 6. Juni 1875 in Lübeck - + 12. August 1955 in Zürich) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller. Er zählt zu den bedeutendsten Erzählern deutscher Sprache im 20. Jahrhundert. Für seinen ersten Roman Buddenbrooks (1900, erschienen 1901) erhielt er 1929 den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Verheiratet war er mit Katia Mann (geborene Katharina Hedwig Pringsheim), die ihn zu mehreren seiner literarischen Figuren und Werke inspirierte. Sein älterer Bruder Heinrich und drei seiner sechs Kinder, Erika, Klaus und Golo, waren ebenfalls Schriftsteller. (wikipedia)

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
 22.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        Joseph the Provider.

      608 Seiten (3) Blatt Verlagswerbung 8, gebundene Ausgabe, schwarzer Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit goldgeprägtem Titel auf dem Buchrücken. mit Schutzumschlag, dieser mit kleinen Fehlstellen, ansonsten sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz vom Literaturnobelpreisträger signiert. Paul Thomas Mann (* 6. Juni 1875 in Lübeck - + 12. August 1955 in Zürich) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und einer der bedeutendsten Erzähler des 20. Jahrhunderts. Für die Buddenbrooks erhielt Thomas Mann 1929 den Nobelpreis für Literatur.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
 23.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        MARK TWAIN'S SKETCHES, New and Old

      1875. Now First Published in Complete Form. Sold only by Subscription. Hartford, Conn., and Chicago, Ill.: The American Publishing Company, 1875. Original blue cloth decorated in black and gilt, all page edges gilt. First Edition, first issue, of this collection of amusing sketches. A curiosity of this first edition is that (on all copies) the title on the spine is reversed, SKETCHES OLD AND NEW. These sketches are quite "early Twain"; his next literary attempt, bound similarly, would be THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (1876).~The first issue, as here, includes "From 'Hospital Days'" on p. 299, and has the p. 119 footnote inadvertently repeated on p. 120. "From 'Hospital Days'" was discovered, too late for the first copies, not to have been written by Twain after all (it was by Jane Stuart Woolsey); this copy includes the erratum slip tipped in at that spot, so advising the reader.~This copy is a standard copy with plain page edges (a small number had gilt edges, an option for which the original subscriber would have paid extra); it is a bright, very good copy (light wear at the spine ends, front endpaper cracked only at the top, a couple of marginal stains on the first few leaves). In our experience the first issue is scarcer than the second, and has become quite uncommon in highly-desirable condition. Housed in a cloth slipcase with leather label. McBride p. 35 (citing seven second issue copies but only two first issue ones); Blanck 3364. Provenance: small leather "Blairhame" bookplate of Mrs. J. Insley Blair.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Memoirs of General William T. Sherman. By Himself.

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 549 and 551 Broadway. 1875 : , 1875. Two volumes. Octavo, leaf size 218x140mm. In navy blue, pebble-grain, quarter-morocco binding, slightly rubbed at extremities, with marbled paper sides. Spines, slightly sunned, with four raised bands with title and volume number gilt. Book-plate of 'Harold John Tennant - Amis Vieux Sont Bons en Tous Lieux' on the front paste-down of each volume. Folded 'Military Map Showing the Marches of the United States Forces Under the Command of Maj. Genl. W. T. Sherman ... 1863 1864 1865' in the rear pocket of the second volume. Text block of both volumes crisp, clean and tight. Please ask for a shipping quote for this multi-volume set. (Further information and photographs available on request.) .

      [Bookseller: Collectable Books]
 25.   Check availability:     Collectable Books     Link/Print  


        De la folie au point de vue philosophique ou plus spécialement psychologique, étudié chez le malade et chez l'homme en santé

      [3] pp., 1 bl., XII, 1002 pp. Paris, Savy, 1875, in-8, [3] pp, 1 bl, XII, 1002 pp, broché, couverture imprimée, non coupé, PREMIÈRE ÉDITION de cette oeuvre volumineuse de Despine qui constitue une réponse à certains questionnements de la section philosophique de l'Académie des Sciences, et pour lequel il reçu un prix. Comme le titre l'indique, il s'est efforcé de traiter la folie sur des considérations psychologiques pures. Ainsi, il s'inscrit dans la lignée des penseurs tels que Brian, Luys, Morel ou Auguste Comte qu'il cite d'ailleurs dans l'oeuvre. Pour Despine, la folie n'est pas une maladie mais un stade psychologique, qui trouve son origine dans une activité pathologique du cerveau. Celui-ci peut aussi exister chez l'homme en santé, c'est pourquoi il compare les deux. Le mot folie sert à désigner deux sortes d'aliénation, d'une part lorsque les facultés intellectuelles sont intactes, mais qu'il y a une perversion morale; d'autre part lorsque les facultés psychiques sont impuissantes et incohérentes, et que la morale est, elle aussi, plus ou moins pervertie. (Andrew Wynter, The Borderland of Insanity and other Allied Papers, pp.449-450) Les travaux de l'aliéniste Prosper Despine (1812-1892) renvoient au développement d'une psychiatrie, qui avec Pinel, Cabanis ou Esquirol s'est intéressée aux rapports de la maladie mentale et du crime. Dos habilement restauré Cachet ex-libris du docteur Carrier sur les pages de titre et de faux titre.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
 26.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        From Everglade to Cañon with the Second Dragoons, (Second United States Cavalry)…

      Frontis. & five chromolithographic plates (three colored), several text illus., & two folding maps. 561 pp., 4 pp. of publisher's ads. Thick 8vo, orig. publisher's red cloth (joints expertly repaired), upper cover stamped in gilt with regimental insignia, spine gilt. New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1875. First edition of this scarce work on one of the most well-traveled military units in the pre-Civil War period. Rodenbough (1838-1912), served with the unit as they traversed the country. It contains one of the earliest military descriptions of the use of chloroform on p. 167-8 in which the unit's colonel impresses the Native-Americans with the ability to supposedly revive a deceased dog, which he had in fact anesthetized. Fine copy in the original publisher's binding.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Allgemeine Maschinenlehre. Ein Leitfaden für Vorträge, sowie zum Selbststudium des heutigen Maschinenwesens, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung seiner Entwicklung. Für angehende Techniker, Cameralisten, Landwirthe und Gebildete jeden Standes. 4 Bände.

      Braunschweig, Schwetschke und Sohn (Bd. 1-3) resp. Berlin Loewenthal, 1875-1902. Zus. ca. 5000 Seiten mit ca. 2500 teils blattgroßen Textholzstichen und einigen Tafeln. Halbleinenbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel (Rücken leicht verblasst). *Umfangreiches systematisches Kompendium zum Maschinenbau im späten 19. Jahrhundert, eine reich illustrierte zeitgenössische Fundgrube über alle Sparten und Arten von Maschinen. Bände 1-4 erschienen bis 1888 von Rühlmann, ein fünfter Band wurde erst 1902 von Osw. Flamm beendet. - Band 1: Maschinen zum Messen und Zählen / Maschinen zur Aufnahme der Menschen- und Tierkräfte. Wasserräder, Windräder Dampfmaschinen, Luftmaschinen. - Band 2: Mühlen und landwirtschaftliche Maschinen (auch Locomobile und transportable Dampfmaschinen). - Band 3: Straßen- und Eisenbahnfuhrwerke, einschl. Lokomotiven, Dampf-Omnibusse, Maschinen und Apparate für pneumatischen Transport. - Band 4: Maschinen zur Ortsveränderung, Heb- und Senkmaschinen, Ramm-Maschinen, Bagger, Pumpen, Kompressoren, Transmission. - 5. Band: Geschichte der Ruder-, Segel- und Dampfschiffe. Practischer Schiffbau. Entwerfen von Schiffen. Theorie des Schiffes. Schiffskessel und Schiffsmaschinen. - Titelblätter rückseitig gestempelt, sonst durchweg sauber und gut erhalten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
 28.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        Catalogue des coléoptères de France et de la faune galo-rhénane

      2-106 pp. A Montluçon, chez l'auteur, 1875, in-12, 2-106 pp, broché, dos refait, titre manuscrit en long, Maurice Perrot des Gozis (1851-1909) était un avocat, membre de la société entomologique de France, de la société Linnéenne du nord et de plusieurs autres compagnies savantes. Il est autrement connu pour ses travaux en généalogie. Quelques rares surcharges à l'encre. Cachet annulé de l'institut catholique de Paris. Exemplaire déréglé. Couverture salie, petit manque angulaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
 29.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Teilansicht, Dom (Vollendet), "Cathédrale de Cologne".

      - Farblithographie b. Sala & Co. in Berlin, um 1875, 28 x 38,7

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 30.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Lord Lytton's Novels

      - London - George Routledge and Sons, 1875 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. Twenty-eightvolumes of prose works of Edward Bulwer Lytton. With a black and white frontispiece to every volume apart from XIV, The Coming Race. The Knebworth Edition published by George Routledge and Sons. Titles present are as follows:Eugene ArmNight and MorningPelhamErnest MaltraversAliceLast Days of PompeiiHaroldLucretia or the Children of the Night The CaxtonsDevereux My Novel IMy Novel IIThe DisownedThe Coming RaceGodolphinPaul CliffordZanoniRienziWhat Will he Do With It IWhat Will he do With It IIFalkland ZicciLeila EtcKenelm ChillinglyThe Parisians IThe Parisians IIPausaniasLord Lytton was an English novelist, poet and playwright. He earned a considerable fortune from his stream of bestselling novels. Several well known phrases such as 'the pen is mightier thanthe sword' werecoined by him. Condition: In uniform half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, all volumes are very smart. Small patches of slight rubbing to the head and tail of spines and to extremities. Some minor rubbing to the head and tails of joints. Spines have faded slightly. Chipping to the foredge of front board to volume XXVI. Small chip to foredge of front board to volume XXVIII resulting in some pinching to the foredge of first XXV pages of volume XXVIII. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown of all volumes, Maurice Marcus of Redhill. Internally, volumes IX,XIX and XXVI aregenerally firmly bound though strained in places. Otherwise, all volumes are firmly bound. Remnants of pressed flowers to a few pages of volume VII, not affecting text. Prior youngowner'sdrawing of a house loosely inserted to volume VIII. Small pinch mark to theforedge of first 40 pages to volume XI. Pages are generally bright with scattered spots throughout, heavier tothe first and last fewpages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 31.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Decorative Kunstschätze. Eine Sammlung von ausgewählten kunstgewerblichen Arbeiten berühmter Meister. Für Buchbindereien, Plattengraveure, Albumfabrikanten, Cartonagen und Lederwaren-ArbeiterGold- Silber- Bronceguss- und Metallarbeiter, Holzbildhauer, Elfenbeinschnitzer, Schilder- und Zimmermaler, Porzellan- Majolika- und Thonwaaren-Fabrikanten etc. etc.,

      Budapest, Josef Haufer, (1875). 85 (von 100) Chromolithographischen Farbendrucktafeln in 7 Heften, 8°, rote O Ln Flügelmappe Ordentliches Exemplar. Josef Halfer (1846-1916) war ein Budapester Buchbinder. Seine jahrelangen Experimente und neu gewonnenen Erkenntnisse faßte er in diesem grundlegenden Werk zusammen, das maßgeblich für die Rennaissance der Marmorierkunst in Deutschland und Europa verantwortlich war. Es wurde in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt und bildete jahrelang, eigentlich bis in die heutige Zeit, die Grundlage zahlreicher weiterer Publikationen (Boeck, Adam, Kersten, Hauptmann, Weisse etc.). Halfer was a Budapest bookbinder who studied the chemistry of marbling, paying particular attention to the materials from which the colors and size could be produced. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Ku 45524

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Baldreit]
 32.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        Bilderwerk zum Anschauungsunterricht für jüngere Kinder. Ein Buch für Haus und Schule. Vier Hefte mit 50 (sic) Doppeltafeln in Farbendruck und einem Anhang von Liedern, Erzählungen und Beschreibungen. Zeichnungen von H. Fischer und E. F. Graf

      Caspar Knüsli, Lithographische Kunstanstalt Zürich um 1875, 4 Einzelhefte, schön ill. Farbeinbände mit Leinenrücken,. 4, Heft 1 Rücken hinten etwas Papierverlust 4 nn Seiten, 12 Doppeltafeln, 18 Seiten I. Sprüche und Liedchen, II. Kleine Erzählungen un

      [Bookseller: Einzelhandelsunternehmerin]
 33.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        Map of Los Angeles City Oil Field

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

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Vente de la collection de Théophile Gautier. Catalogue des tableaux ,aquarelles, dessins, gravures, eaux fortes, lithographies, photographies,etc

      1875. XIX ,52 pp. Escribe, commissaire priseur, 1875, in-8, XIX ,52 pp, percaline brique, couvertures conservées, Vente à l'hôtel Drouot salle n°8, les 14,15,et 1616 Janvier 1873. Tampon Ex-libris de René Huyge.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
 35.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        History and Directory of Laramie City, Wyoming Territory, Comprising a Brief History of Laramie City From Its First Settlement to the Present Time.Including a Minute Description of a Portion of the Mining Region of the Black Hills. Also a General and Business Directory of Laramie City

      Daily Sentinel Print, Laramie City 1875 - (9 x 5 1/2 inches). 91pp., including numerous pages of ads included in pagination. Publisher's lettered blue wrappers. Housed in a blue chemise and morocco backed slipcase. First edition: "This exceedingly rare imprint gives a frank history of Laramie in its turbulent days and reign of violence" (Adams, Six-Guns). "A history of the region from the day of first settlement in April of 1868. It has long been recognized by students of western history as probably the most honest, outspoken, and vivid account of the early and turbulent days. Laramie was famous for its disorder, crime, and rapid growth. Triggs describes the horde that first came in, as made up of one-fifth honest and daring men, the balance 'were gamblers, thieves, highwaymen, robbers, cut-throats, garroters, prostitutes, and their necessary companions.' The narrative describes the ensuing mass-meeting to form a government; its organization and collapse; the reign of violence; the formation of the Vigilance Committee and the hangings; its degeneration into a Reign of Vengeance; the final creation of legal government; the battles between the Vigilantes and the new police, and succeeding events, until finally the Territorial legislature in desperation, took away the citys charter, and put the community under the jurisdiction of the Federal courts" (Eberstadt 136:667). Despite its violent and ugly beginnings, described in detail in the first few pages, Laramie by this time is represented as a well-ordered and prosperous city. This work includes in its latter part a fascinating "general directory" of the populace. Adams, Six-Guns 2239; Adams, Rampaging Herd 2332, Graff 4191; Howes 351; AII, Wyoming Imprints 23. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants

      VIII, 208-[32] pp. (catalogue London, John Murray, 1875, in-8, VIII, 208-[32] pp. (catalogue éditeur in fine), percaline verte de l'éditeur, "An investigation of the adaptive value of climbing in plants" (Norman). Seconde édition, révisée, de cet ouvrage de Charles Darwin, soit la première en librairie, parue 10 ans après la publication originale, qui se fit en trois tirages différents : un long article prau dans les compte-rendus de la Société Linnéenne, un tiré à part commercial de ce journal ne comportant que le texte de Darwin et un autre tiré à part pour l'auteur. Nombreuses figures dans le texte, dessinées par le fils de l'auteur, George Darwin. "Darwin's interest in climbing plants was not that of a systematic botanist but an attempt to discover what adaptive value the habit of climbing has" (DSB). Bel exemplaire dans son cartonnage d'éditeur d'origine. Norman n° 596 pour l'édition de la Linnean Society.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
 37.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        A QUAINT TREATISE ON "FLEES, AND THE ART A' ARTYFICHALL FLEE MAKING." By An Old Man well known on the Derbyshire streams as a first-class fly-fisher a century ago.

      John B. Day. London. - (1875) 1876 2nd issue. 4to (230 x 282mm). Ppxv,91. Two chromo-lithographich plates by James Poole, actual flies and materials in 22 sunken mounts. Dark green pictorial cloth elaborately decorated in black and gilt. Fly missing from mounts 12 and 17. Some foxing, as usual, else good. Externally just slightly rubbed at edges but very good and bright cloth. Bookplate of H.E. The Governor of Bengal to front paste-down. "A Quaint Treatise on "Flees, and the Art a' Artyfichall Flee Making." By an old man well known on the Derbyshire streams as a first-class fly-fisher a century ago; printed from an old ms. never before published, the original spelling and language being retained, with editorial notes and patterns of flies, and samples of the materials for making each fly. By W.H. Aldam, Ardingly, Sussex. With two chromo-lithographic fac-similes from water drawings by James Poole, Esq." Published by John B. Day, 3 Savoy Street, Strand, London. With actual specimens of flies and with dressing materials displayed in 22 sunken mounts on six thick card leaves. This copy unfortunately lacking the flies in mounts 12 and 17 though all other flies and materials are present and in good condition. Title page printed in red and black, title and text printed within double red rules. The cloth is titled A Quaint Treatise on Flies and Fly Making by an Old Fisherman, edited by W.H. Aldam. The manuscript upon which this book is based appeared at auction in 1999 (and sold for £8,200) revealing the author's name to be Robert Whitehead. "Of all Books in whose pages there are inlaid actual Artificial Flies, the best of all for beauty and interest is 'Aldam's Quaint Treatise.' The Flies in it are tied with an excellence that I have never seen beaten. (J.W. Hills). "Most of the flies were tied by Mary Ogden-Smith, a daughter of James Ogden of Cheltenham, and some by David Foster of Ashbourne. The Mayflies which are tied on vertically-eyed Bartlett Limerick hooks are said to have been dressed by James Ogden himself and are likely to be the earliest example of the floating fly extant." (John Simpson in Thomas Thorp Catalogue of Angling Books, A12, 1973). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Coch-y-Bonddu Books Ltd]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Original-Ansichten der historisch merkwürdigsten Staedte in Deutschland nach der Natur aufgenommen von verschiedenen Künstlern in Stahl gestochen von I. Riegel, M. Kolb, Joh. Poppel und anderen deutschen Künstlern.

      [Frankfurt a.M., Bockelmann's Kunstverlag, ca. ] 1875 - Ca. 33 x 24 cm. Gestochener Titel mit 1 Ansicht, 1 Bl. Inhaltsverzeichnis und 100 Stahlstich-Tafeln mit Ansichten. Rote Original-Ganzleinen-Klappmappe mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung. Mappe etwas fleckig. Zur Feier der Errichtung des Deutschen Kaiserreiches wurden die bekanntesten Stiche des Kunstverlags Lange für die sogenannte Reichsgründungsmappe um 1875 erneut von den Original-Kupferplatten abgezogen. Hier in der ersten Ausführung mit 100 Stadtansichten u.a. von Aachen, Augsburg, Bamberg, Berlin, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Breslau, Coburg, Darmstadt, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Eisenach, Eltville, Frankfurt/M., Friedrichshafen, Göttingen, Hamburg, Hannover, Kassel, Koblenz, Köln, Konstanz, Leipzig, Limburg, Mainz, Mönchen-Gladbach, München, Potsdam, Straßburg, Stuttgart, Trier, Tübingen, Ulm, Wiesbaden, Wörlitz und Wuppertal-Elberfeld.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
 39.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Brockhaus Conversations-Lexikon 12. Auflage Prachteinband, 15 Bände, 1875-1879

      F.A. Brockhaus 1875-1879, Leipzig - Brockhaus Conversations-Lexikon. Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopädie. Zwölfte (12.) umgearbeitete, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Komplett in 15 Bänden (A-Z). Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1875-1879. Für die Zeit prachtvoll eingebundene, dekorative Original-Halbledereinbände mit Goldprägungen. Format ca. 24,5 cm x 17 cm, rd. 15.200 S. Wie auch den 12 Originalbildern in der Galerie zu entnehmen, ist die Rückenansicht harmonisch, die Goldverzierungen sind sehr gut erhalten. Buchrücken & Außengelenke ohne den sonst so häufigen Fehlstellen oder Einrissen. Einband etwas berieben, die Außengelenke mehr; Rückenkanten leicht ausgefasert; Buchecken ein wenig bestoßen. Auf einem Buchdeckel ein Fleck, bei sechs Deckeln hat der Leinenbezug punktuell kleine Blasen gebildet. Innen vollständig, ohne Unterstreichungen, kein unangenehmer Geruch. Seiten gebräunt. In einem Band einige Seiten hellbraunrandig sowie acht Seiten fleckig, die Bände ansonsten ohne Fleckigkeit. Am Seitenrand bei acht Bänden ein Einriss, bei einem Band dort teils auch kleinere Fehlstellen. Auf dem Titelblatt Namensaufkleber (s. Bild 7). Der letzte Band (Band 15) fällt in der Erhaltung deutlicher ab: Buchdeckel & -schnitt fleckig, Kanten berieben, Ecken stark bestoßen. Buchblock lose, einige Seiten hellbraunrandig. Hinteres Schmutzblatt verklebt, gerissen & mit Fehlstellen (s. Bild 12); letzte sieben Seiten lose, eingerissen & am Rand ausgefasert, eine Seite mit Fehlstelle am Seitenrand. Die vorderen Seiten ebenfalls eingerissen & am Rand ausgefasert (s. Bild 11); eine Seite lose mit Fehlstelle am Rand. 30000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lexikon und Enzyklopädie]
 40.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Angela Pisani: a novel. By the late Hon. George Sydney-Smythe, seventh Viscount Strangford. With a brief memoir of the author. In three volumes.

      London: Richard Bentley and Son 1875 - 1st ed. 3 vols bound as one: xxxi, [1], 284p; [2], 292p, [2], 316p. Bound with the half titles. Publisher’s cloth, with ‘Pisani’ mis-spelt ‘Pisiani’ on the spine. The casing isn’t really strong enough for these three vols combined and thus the joints are weak and contents a bit shaky. Light wear to cloth; occasional modest dust soiling to margins; slight foxing to edges. Published posthumously. The memoir is by Emily Anne Smythe (nee Beaufort), wife of George’s younger brother Percy. George Sydney-Smythe is best known for his friendship with Benjamin Disraeli and their joint involvement in the ‘Young England’ movement, and for being the modal for the title figure in Disraeli’s novel ‘Coningsby’. A scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: WestField Books]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Une ville flottante et aventures de 3 russes et de 3 anglais

      - Hetzel, Paris 1875, Grd. in-8 (18,5x27,5cm), 171pp. ; 202pp., relié. - Modificare la bandiera del primo tipo, secondo edtion dopo il cartone al guscio. Scheda titolo generale datato 1873. Cartone ha dichiarato: "Uno striscione" blu reale bordeaux. palla primo piatto. Secondo piatto firmato in basso a Lenègre freddo, amaretto esagonale freddo. Bellissimi primi colori piatto e franchi oro pure. Indietro abbastanza bene, ma piccole aree raschiato, una macchia coda nera (restauro?). attrito traccia confini, cappellini, punte e angoli. aree scure al secondo piano. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition à la bannière du premier type, seconde édtion après le cartonnage à l'obus. Feuillet de titre général portant la date de 1873. Catalogue n°2 in fine. Cartonnage dit "A la bannière" ou "Au ballon bicolore", bleu roi sur bordeaux. Première plaque au ballon. Second plat signé en bas Lenègre à froid (type Lenègre b), au macaron hexagonal à froid. Tranches dorées. Gardes vertes. Belle première plaque aux couleurs et ors bien francs. Dos assez bien, mais petites zones grattées, une tache noire en queue (restauration ?). Traces de frottement en bordures, coiffes, mors et coins. Zones sombres sur le second plat. Pâles rousseurs éparses, souvent dans les marges, mais dans l'ensemble plutôt frais. Assez bel exemplaire. Roman datant de 1870 et qui se déroule sur le Great Eastern, un dirigeable gigantesque avec à son bord plusieurs milliers de personnes, sur le trajet Liverpool-New-York.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 42.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        NATIVE RACES OF THE PACIFIC STATES

      1875. Good. BANCROFT, Hubert Howe. THE NATIVE RACES OF THE PACIFIC STATES OF NORTH AMERICA. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1875-76. First edition, inscribed presentation copy from the author. Five volumes. 8vo., red cloth stamped in blind, spines in gilt. Illustrated throughout. Ex-lib. A good copy only as the binding shows wear at the spine ends and extremities and several hinges are cracked. Internally clean, and with the usual library markings.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
 43.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        History and Directory of Laramie City, Wyoming Territory, Comprising a Brief History of Laramie City From Its First Settlement to the Present Time...Including a Minute Description of a Portion of the Mining Region of the Black Hills. Also a General and Business Directory of Laramie City

      Laramie City: Daily Sentinel Print, 1875. 8vo. (9 x 5 1/2 inches). 91pp., including numerous pages of ads included in pagination. Publisher's lettered blue wrappers. Housed in a blue chemise and morocco backed slipcase.First edition: "This exceedingly rare imprint gives a frank history of Laramie in its turbulent days and reign of violence" (Adams, Six-Guns)."A history of the region from the day of first settlement in April of 1868. It has long been recognized by students of western history as probably the most honest, outspoken, and vivid account of the early and turbulent days. Laramie was famous for its disorder, crime, and rapid growth. Triggs describes the horde that first came in, as made up of one-fifth honest and daring men, the balance 'were gamblers, thieves, highwaymen, robbers, cut-throats, garroters, prostitutes, and their necessary companions.' The narrative describes the ensuing mass-meeting to form a government; its organization and collapse; the reign of violence; the formation of the Vigilance Committee and the hangings; its degeneration into a Reign of Vengeance; the final creation of legal government; the battles between the Vigilantes and the new police, and succeeding events, until finally the Territorial legislature in desperation, took away the citys charter, and put the community under the jurisdiction of the Federal courts" (Eberstadt 136:667).Despite its violent and ugly beginnings, described in detail in the first few pages, Laramie by this time is represented as a well-ordered and prosperous city. This work includes in its latter part a fascinating "general directory" of the populace.Adams, Six-Guns 2239; Adams, Rampaging Herd 2332, Graff 4191; Howes 351; AII, Wyoming Imprints 23.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
 44.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.