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        Dictionnaire Raisonnè De L' Architecture

      Paris: V. A. Morel Editeurs, 1876. Leather_bound. Fine. Paris: V. A. Morel Editeurs, 1876. Leather_bound. Nine volumes. Octavo. Dictionnaire Raisonnè de L'Architecture francaise du xi au xvi siecle par E.Viollet. Illustrated through-out with castle, chateau, villas, structural elements, concrete and brick beams, etc. Bound in three quarter red morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt title, top edge, marbled board. (Text is in French).

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        MANDALAY TO MOMIEN: A Narrative of Two Expeditions To Western China of 1868 and 1875 Under Colonel Edward B. Browne.

      AN EARLY PHYSICIANS NARRATIVE OF LIFE & TRAVEL London 1876, - Macmillan. Green cloth, neatly rebacked, cleanx-lib., 479p., index, 3 fold out maps, 15 engraved plates,tissue guards, 5 appendices, glossary. Cordier 328. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        CAMP APACHE, ARIZONA, 1876

      [Camp Apache, Az.], 1876. Three short marginal tears expertly repaired. Excellent displayable condition. Matted and glazed, in a modern decorated gilt frame. A panoramic view of Camp Apache, a U.S. Army stronghold in the Indian reservation established on the White Mountain River in southeastern Arizona Territory to control the White Mountain and Cibecue Apaches. Indian fighter Gen. George Crook and his Apache Scouts (pacified Apaches who wore U.S. Army uniforms) operated from the base, attempting to control the marauding tendencies of the wild tribes. The fort was originally built in 1870 as Camp Ord under the supervision of Brevt. Col. John Green of the U.S. 1st Cavalry. It was renamed several times: first Camp Mogollon, then Camp Thomas, and then Camp Apache (its name when this drawing was done). The post was designated with its famous appellation of Fort Apache in 1879. In 1869, Green explained the strategic reasons for establishing the camp: "I have selected a site for a military post on the White Mountain River which is the finest I ever saw. The climate is delicious, and said by the Indians to be perfectly healthy, free from all malaria. Excellently well wooded and watered. It seems as though this one corner of Arizona were almost its garden spot, the beauty of its scenery, the fertility of its soil and facilities for irrigation are not surpassed by any place that ever came under my observation. Building material of fine pine timber is available within eight miles of this site. There is also plenty of limestone within a reasonable distance. This post would be of the greatest advantage for the following reasons: It would compel the White Mountain Indians to live on their reservation or be driven from their beautiful country which they almost worship. It would stop their traffic in corn with the hostile tribes, they could not plant an acre of ground without our permission as we know every spot of it. It would make a good scouting post, being adjacent to hostile bands on either side. Also a good supply depot for Scouting expeditions from other posts, and in fact, I believe, would do more to end the Apache War than anything else." The camp is pictured in 1876, shortly after Gen. August Valentine Kautz had taken command of the Department of Arizona. "G. Anderson" is not a recorded artist. Possibly he was a soldier with some training in drawing who was stationed at Camp Apache. An American flag, painted red, white, and blue (the only object in the painting not painted EN GRISSAILLE) flies above the parade ground. The camp is shown in fine detail, in the valley of the White Mountain River, with canyons and mesas in the near distance. More than sixty buildings are depicted, including headquarters, the commanding officer's residence, junior officers' billets, enlisted men's barracks, squad huts, privies, and work sheds. At the camp entrance in the right foreground, functioning as a decorative cartouche for the picture, stands an Indian brave in a feathered headdress, loincloth, and leggings, leaning on a long rifle. A fine historical graphic record of one of the most storied western forts.

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        Frank Leslie's Illustrites Historisches Register der Centennial Exposition 1876. Die Weltausstellung im Jahre 1876 und Geschichte früherer Ausstellungen. Mit vielen Holzschnitten nach Zeichnungen hervorragender Künstler

      New York: Frank Leslie, 1876. First edition.. Hardback. Folio. (15 x 11.5 inches). pp.192. Chromolithograph title page preceding printed title page. 2 chromolithograph plates of Flags of All Nations. Profuse b/w illustrations, including several double-page spreads and many whole-page plates. Original full pebbled leather, stamped in blind, gilt title to upper board, all very much rubbed and scuffed, mainly to the edges, with a snag or tear to part of the leather at the head of the top corner of the lower board. Rubbed and dry to spine and outer joints, with short cracks at head of front cover, board loosened. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers, but front free endpaper detached, nicked and ragged to edges. Trifle spotting to blank prelims and extrems. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding of main textblock sound. Magnificent illustrations. Text in GERMAN. The first official World's Fair in the United States of America. A Very Good copy. Rare. Heavy book (ca. 4 kilos wrapped), requiring eye-watering and prohibitive amounts of extra postage overseas. Courier in UK. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK: an agony in eight fits. With nine illustrations by Henry Holiday

      Macmillan, London 1876 - Octavo, buff pictorial cloth delightfully illustrated front and rear in black, black endpapers, all edges gilt. pp (xiv), (84), (2, ads). Frontispiece and 8 other illustrations, all but one (a diagram) with tissue guards. Book leaned; spine slightly darkened with moderate wear at ends; cracked rear inner hinge very neatly repaired; 07 April, 1876, ink name on half-title leaf; creases to a few of the tissue guards, with one guard trimmed at margins, and soft creases to the free endpapers; occasional light soil spots in text; VG otherwise, an attractive and respectable copy, with ownership signature near publication date (officially 29 March). One of the Carroll's best books, with really outstanding illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        A Quaint Treatise on "Flies, and the ArtArtyfichall Flee Making". By An Old Man well known on the DerbyshireStreams as a first-class fly-fisher a century ago. Printed from an OldMs. Never Before Published, the Original Spelling and Language BeingRetained,

      London. John B. Day. 1876.. Hardcover. 4to,27.5cm, the First Edition, 2nd issue, xiii,[1](errata page),91p., plus2 chromolitho colour plates & 25 actual specimens of flies and fly makingmaterial in 22 oval mounts on 8 (six double sided) hard card plates with22 recesses of real flies and materials, the text and mounts in reddouble line borders throughout, in the original dark green cloth,elaborately decorated spine and upper cover with gilt titles, blackstamped borders and decorations & gilt vignette fish and fly pictorialdecorations, bevelled boards, a.e.g., some slight foxing else a finecopy Westwood & Satchell p3. Heckscher 18. Sage p3. "With twochromo-lithographic facsimiles. The various patterns and samples areinserted on heavy card stock in an oval frame with raised edge to protectthem". First book to use actual fly tying materials and flies. It is saidapproximately 220 copies were produced. .

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        Framed Display! President Grant appoints future General and Indian Fighter Charles Morton as First Lieutenant in the Third Cavalry, just months after he fought the Apaches during Custer's last stand while at Little Big Horn.

      Washington, DC, December 20, 1876. 15.5" x 19.25". "Partly Printed Document Signed ""U.S. Grant"" as President, 1 page, 15.5"" x 19.25"". Washington, D.C., December 20, 1876. Countersigned ""J.D. Cameron"" as Secretary of War. On parchment. Military vignettes at top center and across the bottom. Matted with an engraved portrait of President Grant and framed to 32.5"" x 28"". In apparent fine condition.In part, """"Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity, and abilities of Charles Morton, I have nominated, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him First Lieutenant in the Third Regiment of Cavalry in the service the United States: to rank as such from the twenty-fifth day of September, nineteen hundred and eight ...""Charles Morton (1846-1914) enlisted in the Union Army at age 15. He served as a Private in Missouri Infantry and Engineer regiments from 1861 to 1864. Morton attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from 1865 to 1869, being appointed Second Lieutenant, 3rd U.S. Cavalry on June 15, 1869. He saw action on the frontier in the early 1870s, and fought the Apaches and Cheyenne in the Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition in 1876. Lieut. Morton was engaged in the Battle of the Rosebud , Montana, under Gen. George Crook, on June 17, 1876. Crook's forces then headed northward, Col. John Gibbon led a force from the west, while Gen. Alfred Terry and Gen. George A. Custer came from the east. Gen. Custer's 7th Regiment was massacred at Little Bighorn a week later. Lieut. Morton rose through the ranks to Brigadier General, United States Army, April 19, 1907."

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        Journey of Augustus Raymond Margary, from Shanghae to Bhamo, and Back to Manwyne

      White Lotus, London 1876 - Journey of Augustus Raymond Margary, from Shanghae to Bhamo, and Back to Manwyne [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BISHOPS OF THE A.M.E. CHURCH. [caption title below image]

      Boston: Printed by J.H. Daniels (copyright held by John H.W. Burley, Washington D.C.), 1876. Lithograph, 14 1/4 x 19 inches, a montage of portraits of African Methodist Episcopal Church bishops, featuring a central portrait of Richard Allen, surrounded by smaller oval portraits of Morris Brown, Wm. Paul Quinn, Daniel A. Payne, Jabez P. Campbell, Thos. M.D. Ward, John M. Brown, Jas. A. Shorter, Alexander W. Wayman, Willis Nazrey, and Edward Waters. Framing the bishops are views and vignettes of Wilberforce University in Zenia, Ohio, Payne Institute in Cokesbury, South Carolina, the first missionaries in Haiti, the A.M.E. Church book depository in Philadelphia, "Early days of African Methodism in Philadelphia, 1816," and the Holy Bible. Allen, a colonial-era slave, purchased his freedom in 1777 and became the first bishop of the A.M.E. Church. Morris Brown, born free in Charleston, South Carolina, helped Allen found the A.M.E. Church and was its second bishop. Willis Nazrey was born a slave in Virginia and founded the A.M.E. Church in Canada to serve runaway slaves; he was also a conductor for the Underground Railroad. OCLC cites four copies (Library of Congress, American Antiquarian Society, Boston University School of Theology, Clements Library). Some age toning and a few short, closed tears at margins, one small pinhole in upper right margin, not affecting image, several surface abrasions. A very good example. (7187)

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        General Grant / and / Captain Ben Hill Screws. / [ornamental rule] / (New York Herald, June 29, 1876.) / Impudence at the White House! / Bold Expressions of a Defiant Reb. / [ornamental rule] / [followed by seven paragraphs, printing Screws' address to the President at his White House visit]

      (Montgomery, AL): G.W. Beers & Co., Printers, 1876. Printed broadside, 14 1/8 x 11 inches, employing several sizes and styles of type, including nice display types in the head, on thin card, the whole enclosed within an ornamental border. In part: "We come, Sir, from the land ... of the famed Kuklux, on whose back, Mr. President, you have twice ridden into the realms of almost Imperial power ... the voice of [Alabama's] dead sons echo yet in the Halls of yon stately Capitol, built with the treasure contributed by THE COTTON FIELDS OF ALABAMA ... oppressed [Alabama] may be ... [but she will] spring up again in the light of her rising greatness, gilding and glorifying every page of her history, past, present, and to come ... beneath [her] fruitful soil there is a mine of wealth which will develop Birmingham, into one of the mightiest cities the world has ever known ... your triumphs left the blackness of ashes -- the mournful tear of the widow, and the piteous cry of the orphan, to testify of their cruelty. For your victories, you are hailed as the savior of the nation. We, for ours, claim no higher honor than to be called the saviors of Freedom and the champions of Liberty ... even in this august presence, [I] claim your respect, for although you may be President of the United States, I am President of Lomax Fire Company No. 4 of Montgomery, Ala., and am entitled to all the dignities and franchises of that exalted station ... we sympathise with you, Mr. President, in the discharge of your arduous labors, and, as much as men may, we can show no brighter record of loyalty, extend to you the assurances of our respect and esteem. As I said before, we have come to Washington to see the elephant, and having now viewed the animal in all his entirety, we are ready to hear him speak." Screws was a company commander in the 29th Alabama Infantry during the Civil War; he served as editor and publisher of the Montgomery Capital City Record during reconstruction. This "address" by Screws was made during a visit to the White House by a group of Alabama journalists. Not in Hummel. Not recorded on OCLC (Beers was active as a printer in Montgomery, 1870s-1880s). Very soiled and worn, laid down on thin card, one corner chipped into border, right edge chipped, two long tears into text through border (affecting several letters), a working copy of a rare Reconstruction-era Alabama broadside. (#5055)

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        Lettre autographe signée

      - FALLA Manuel de (1876-1946), compositeur espagnol. L.A.S. [adressée à la comtesse de CHAUMONT-GUITRY]. [Paris], 11 juin 1914. 1 p. ½ in-8 sur papier deuil. Il accepte volontiers de se rendre à son invitation du 18 juin et évoque un ami commun, le compositeur Joaquin Turina Pérez (1882-1949) : « Il y a longtemps que Turina est en Espagne. Il doit être à Sevilla en ce moment¿ » Le conte et comtesse Chaumont-Guitry tenait un salon fréquenté par les jeunes compositeurs de l¿époque.

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        Die harmonikale Symbolik des Alterthums. 2 Teile in 1 Band. UND: Die Grundzüge der esoterischen Harmonik des Alterthums. Zusammen 3 in 1.

      Köln, DuMont-Schauberg, 1868 - 1876. - 4°. XXIII, 399; VII, 420 SS., IV, 47 SS., mit 15 gef. Tafeln Neuerer Pappband mit Rückenschild Erste Ausgabe der bedeutenden Studie des Juristen und Politikers Albert Freiherr von Thimus (1806 - 1878), der mit seinem groß angelegten Versuch, die pythagoreische Schule aus harmonikalen Wurzeln abzuleiten, entscheidenede Impulse für eine neue Musikauffassung lieferte. - Erste Abtheilung: Die esoterische Zahlenlehre und Harmonik der Pythagoreer in ihren Beziehungen zu älteren griechischen und morgenländischen Quellen, insbesondere zur altsemitisch-hebräischen Überlieferung / Zweite Abtheilung: Der technisch-harmonikale und theosophisch-kosmographische Inhalt der kabbalistischen Buchstaben-Symbole des althebräischen Büchleins Jezirah. Die pythagorisch-platonische Lehre vom Werden des All's und von der Bildung der Weltseele in ihren Beziehungen zur semitisch-hebräischen wie chamitisch-altägyptischen Weisheitslehre und zur heiligen Überlieferung der Urzeit / ANGEBUNDEN: Der ergänzende Anhang von Richard Hasenclever: Die Grundzüge der esoterischen Harmonik des Alterthums, im Anschlusse an die Schrift des Freiherrn A. von Thimus über die harmonikale Symbolik des Alterthums. Köln, DuMont-Schauberg, 1870 (Original-Broschur eingebunden). - Komplett in zwei Teilen (die Tafeln III und IV nach Teil 2 eingebunden) und Anhang. - Einband leicht berieben, Kapitale beschabt, nur vereinzelt meist in den Rändern etwas fleckig, sonst schönes, sauberes Exemplar der Originalausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      [Bangor, Me, 1876. Folio. Original three-quarter sheep and boards. Spine and corners heavily worn, boards heavily worn. Leaves loose or loosening. Light foxing and soiling. Good. Henry Little (b. 1788) was the proprietor of Henry Little & Co., a Bangor nursery which flourished in the 1840s and 1850s, specializing in fruit trees. He was a veteran of the War of 1812 and was present at Castine when it was captured by the British. In 1829, then residing in Bucksport, he joined the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Little moved to Bangor in 1836, where he established his nursery and became a leading figure in Maine horticulture. His life was spent in dedicated pursuit of the best fruit varieties for New England culture, and he wrote numerous articles on the subject which he contributed to local and national periodicals. He was a founder and long-time president of the Bangor Horticultural Society, president of the Maine Board of Agriculture, and a regular Maine delegate to national pomological conventions. In 1873, Col. Little moved to Boston to be near his children, at which time he was presented with a gold-headed cane by the citizens of Bangor. His scrapbook contains numerous clippings of his horticultural articles, some of which were published anonymously. Also included in the scrapbook are various addresses, his reports of conventions and exhibitions, his accounts of Canadian travel, an occasional letter written to him, articles of interest, poems, prints, and other similar items. His annotations are evident throughout. Among the more interesting individual items are a manuscript diagram of Little's property in Bangor, showing positions of buildings and gardens, all labeled, and a trimmed but still striking broadside advertisement for Little's nursery (dated 1846), with the fruits handcolored, possibly by Little himself. A tantalizing aspect is that Little used an earlier account book containing his nursery accounts to create this scrapbook, which, though obscured by the current contents, could be revealed by careful conservation. A fascinating artifact from this important Maine horticulturalist.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Schlesisches Güter-Adreßbuch. Verzeichnis sämmtlicher Rittergüter und selbständigen Gutsbezirke, sowie derjenigen grösseren Landgüter in der Provinz Schlesian, welche innerhalb des Gemeinde-Verbandes mit einem Grundsteuer-Reinertrage von mindestens 500 Thalern veranlagt worden sind.

      (Korn),, Breslau 1876 - Breslau (Korn), 1876. VII, 394 (2) S. HLn der Zeit. Kapitale etwas bestoßen, sonst gut. Sehr seltene EA. Mit besonderen Orts- und Personen-Registern. Nur ein Ex. in der Bibliothek von Cincinatti nachgewiesen. Kapitale etwas bestoßen, sonst gut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bebuquin]
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        Berlin - Die deutsche Kaiserstadt nebst Potsdam und Charlottenburg mit ihren schönsten Bauwerken und hervorragendsten Monumenten. Eine malerische Wanderung in Buch und Bild für Einheimische und Fremde - Mit 48 photographisch treu ausgeführten Original-Sta hlstichen mit historisch topographischem Text

      Verlag Friedrich Lange, Darmstadt 1876 - 247 Seiten mit 48 Stahlstichen. illustrierter und ornamentiertes Ganzleinen mit goldgeprägtem Titel und Wappen. Zustand: gut, Rückenpfalz fachgerecht restauriert, einige Seiten etwas fleckig. 800 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kinsei koumei sugoroku [Modern famous occurrence board game ]

      Meiji 9 [1876]. "Japanese board game, printed color woodblock on paper (approx. 24"" x 28""); repairs along the 2 central folds on the verso; otherwise a very good, clean example. The game consists of 21 different woodblock illustrations, each one representing a task, geographical setting, or a hazard through which Perry and his compatriots (in the first square at Kurihama) must pass to get to the Emperor's celebration (the 21st square, a drinking festival). Players would have game pieces (not present), and by rolling dice the pieces move around the board through various geographical locations and hazards, including an earthquake, Formosa, a sword festival, drunken soldiers, assassins, a rain storm in Uneo, etc."

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        Central Africa. Naked Truths of Naked People. An account of Expeditions to the Lake Victoria Nyanza and the Makraka Niam-Niam, West of the Bahr-El-Abiad (White Nile).

      London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876, - in-8vo, frontispiece (photographic portrait), XV + 330 p., richly illustrated + 1 folding map, small legacy stamp ?Guggisberg?, original publisher?s pictorial violet clothbound, accident at spine, wear at spine ends, hinges and corners, upper inner joint partially cracked. Very good copy. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Maka-Oyakapi. Guyot's Elementary Geography in the Dakota Language

      New York: Scribner, Armstrong, & Co.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1876. Hardcover. Brown paper pictorial boards with black leather spine. Soiling on boards, rubbed edges, and bumped corners. Bookplate of Wesley Reinhold Hiller on front pastedown. Colored maps, woodcut illustrations, 85 pages + 5 pages of geography of the Bible lands. This geography primer has some English headers and English on maps, with text written in Dakota. On the rear board is information on the Presbyterian Dakota Mission and its other Dakota publications. The author Rev. Stephen R. Riggs wrote "Mary and I: Forty Years With the Sioux. "; Woodcuts; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 85 pp .

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        Conchologia Indica: Illustrations of the land and freshwater shells of British India.

      - London, L. Reeve & Co., 1876. 4to (210 x 275mm.). pp. xviii, 65, with 160 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary black calf, gilt. A beautifully produced iconography on the shells of British India. The excellent plates are drawn and lithographed by G.B. Sowerby, the son of G.B.S. Sowerby. He continued the family tradition of writing and illustrating excellent works of natural history especially conchological works. G.B. Sowerby became the best illustrator of conchological works of his time and e.g. illustrated Reeve's monumental 'Conchologia Iconica' in 20 volumes. Sylvanus Charles Thorp Hanley inherited a small fortune at an early age and devoted a lifetime to conchology, giving special attention to bivalves, on which he was a leading authority. Old damage to title, which was once torn and which has been repaired and mounted, else a good copy of this rare item.Nissen ZBI, 1828. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. in one volume. Hrsg:

      Bernhard Tauchnitz., Leipzig. 1876 - rotes Leinen mit Goldprägung auf Titel und Rücken, Marmorschnitt, guter Zustand, ohne Mangel, good condition, english, Bilder auf Anfrage, Pictures on request. 300 gr. collection of brithish autors; vol.1622. 303 S., 8°. Besitzereintrag auf Titelseite"Bippelius". authorized edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1876. first edition. Gustave Dorés SpainDORÉ, Gustave, illustrator. DAVILLIER, Baron Ch. Spain… Translated by J. Thomson. New York: Scribner, Welford and Armstrong, 1876. First US edition in English. Folio (13 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches; 341 x 250 mm.). xiii, (1, blank), 512 pp. Engraved frontispiece, six full page engraved plates and 228 other illustrations, many of which are full-page.Publishers red cloth, front cover and spine pictorially stamped in gilt and black, pale yellow coated end-papers, all edges gilt, inner hinges expertly and almost invisibly repaired. A near fine copy."Although this book came out in 1874 [first French edition], the illustrations for it began to be published in 1862. It was a serial that ran for 12 years! When Doré went to Spain in 1862 to do the Don Quixote illustrations, he was fascinated with the people and culture of Spain. So in 1862, Tour du Monde began a serial on Spain with Doré's engravings and text by Baron Charles Davillier. Altogether Doré did 164 full-page plates and 160 vignettes for Spain, completing it in 1873. When Hachette published it in a 10 1/2 x 14 [inches] book form in 1974, it contained 306 of the 324 magazine engravings, and two of those were new. While there are only about a dozen editions with the original Davillier text, there are about 70 editions with some of Doré's Spain engravings used with about 30 different texts, including those by Alexandre Dumas, Theophile Gautier, Edmondo de Amicis, William Prescott and Ernest Hemingway… The first English book edition of Spain finally came out in 1876. It contained 235 of the 306 engravings in the French book edition. There were only three English book editions; 1876 S. Low, 1876 Scribner, and 1881 Bickers. But English readers had been seeing those illustrations long before the official book version came out. In fact, in the 20 years from 1869-1888, there were at least 15 different titles containing some Doré Spain engravings." (Malan, Gustave Doré - Adrift on dreams of splendor. pp. 131-133).Malan, p.269

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        Il Foro Italiano. Raccolta generale di giurisprudenza civile commerciale penale amministrativa

      1876-2000, Roma 1876 - La rivista fu fondata nel 1876. n.d. p. dal 1880 al 1995 per un totale di 110 annate (mancanti le seguenti annate: 1896, 1898, 1901, 1902, 1916, 1917, 1918) in-4

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        O ENGENHOSO FIDALGO D. QUICHOTE DE LA MANCHA por. Traducetores Viscondes de Castilho e de Azevedo. Com os desenhos de Gustavo Doré gravados por H. Pisan.

      Companhia Litteraria, (Porto) 1876 - 2 vols. Gran fol. XXXXIVp (incl. port. a 2 tintas), 415p (p.375 rasgada), 62 láms grabs. = anteport. (sello ant. poseedor), 502p (rasgadura en 155, 187, 221, 292 y 321), 56 láms grabs. (de 58). Nums. grabs. en texto, leve óx. Hol. edit. algo ajada. - Suñé 913 califica esta ed. de 'suntuosa'. Contiene un notabilísimo prefacio de M. Pinheiro Chagas. 'La versión, que es muy fiel, por muerte del Vizconde de Castilho, la continuó el de Azevedo, terminándola el ilustre escritor portugués M. Pinheiro'. 1876-1879

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        A few lyrics of Owen Meredith set to Hindu music by Sourindro Mohun Tagore ...Calcutta (Kolkata), Punchanan Mukerjee, printed by I.C. Bose & Co., 1877. Royal 8vo (23 x 15.5 cm). With the author's SMT monogram on the title page; the author's dedication to Lord Lytton, Viceroy and Governor-General of India, printed in gold ink with an elaborate decorative border printed in blue. Presentation binding apparently made in Calcutta: gold-tooled green goatskin morocco, the front board with Vishnu in a sunburst. With a presentation inscription to the Khedive of Egypt (Isma'il Pasha), dated 5 May 1878.

      Public opinion and official communications, about the Bengal Music School ... (Calcutta 1876, with additions to at least 1879), item XX (the book itself, not noting the dedication leaf), supplement, item III (the 1 December 1876 announcement) and passim. First edition of a collection of songs published to celebrate Queen Victoria's assumption of the title Empress of India on 1 January 1877. The music was written in traditional Hindu style by Sourindro Mohun Tagore, but taking the lyrics from poems written under the pen-name Owen Meredith by Robert Bulwer-Lytton (1831-1891), Viceroy of India from 1876 to 1880. The music is written using Western notation, but each song is preceded by a note of the raga or ragini. The modes are often associated with the subjects of the poems, which include night, a storm, the seasons, plants and animals. Tagore (1840-1914) came from one of the leading artistic families in Calcutta. Well versed in traditional Indian music from his youth, he became a patron of Bengali and Hindu music but also studied Western music and became an internationally known musicologist. He was founder and president of the Bengal School of Music and a member of several European learned societies.The lengthy presentation inscription reads, "To His Highness the Khedive of Egypt ... Calcutta, 5 May 1878". Isma'il Pasha (1830-1895) became Khedive (Viceroy) of Egypt and Sudan under British rule in 1863 and was recognized by the Ottoman Sultan in 1867. He encouraged closer relations with European nations, but was deposed by the Sultan in 1879 under pressure from England and France and was succeeded by his son.The free end-leaf with the manuscript presentation inscription has been covered with blank paper, but the inscription can still be deciphered with a bright light behind it. With some minor smudges on the title-page but otherwise in very good condition. The binding shows minor surface defects, mostly in the untooled surfaces, but is still in good condition. A fascinating mix of Indian and European traditions, produced in Calcutta.

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        Viaje de la COMISIÓN ASTRONÓMICA MEXICANA AL JAPÓN Para observar el tránsito del planeta Vénus por el disco del sol el 8 de Diciembre de 1874

      México, Imprenta Políglota de C. Ramiro y Ponce de León. 1876. - 4º m., hol., tela. 448 p. Ejemplar con los cortes coloreados, mancha de humedad esquina inferior derecha. Para observar el transito del Planeta Venus por el disco del Sol el 8 de Diciembre de 1874. Ilustrado con xilografías intercaladas en el texto y a toda plana. Palau: 72403. E. F. Ledesma: Es un libro cuidado, de singular belleza por el tipo que emplea. Francisco Diaz Covarrubias (1833-1889), fue un gran matematico, astrónomo y diplomático. En 1855 fue designado para que hiciera la carta del Valle de Mexico, en dicho trabajo empleo procedimientos científicos totalmente desconocidos en Mexico, pues el mismo construyo los aparatos de precisión. Obra de capital importancia del siglo XIX, para el estudio de la ciencia en México; Diaz Covarrubias y los demas miembros de la Comision, después de despedirse del presidente Sebastian Lerdo de Tejada y sus ministros, el 18 de septiembre de 1874, a las 12 de la noche iniciaron su viaje hacia Veracruz, por el recién inaugurado Ferrocarril Mexicano. Llegaron a Yokohama, el 9 de noviembre casi dos meses después, vía La Habana, Filadelfia, Nueva York y San Francisco. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life And Explorations of David Livingstone Carefully Compiled From Reliable Sources with aquatints

      Adam & Co., UK 1876 - Tooled leather binding with gilt and brass, brass plates, gilt tipped pages, tissue guarded frontispiece, many other full page colour aqua tint plates Faults, hinges cracked, leather spine is about 60% missing, condition is based on the strikingly beautiful colour aqautint plates and the rest of the inside of the book. Extremely heavy book due to the amount of brass not only on the two closure plates but the frame around the book on either side which is nailed to the book. May require extra postage is buyer lives outside of the UK. PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE PURCHASING [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1876. Paperback. Fine. MUSSET, Alfred de. OEUVRES DE ALFRED DE MUSSET. Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1876-7. Edited by Lemerre, Alphonse, 1838-1912. Illustrated by original etchings by Louis Monzies, 1849-1930 after Henri Pille, 1844-1897. This is #2 of the limited edition of 110 copies. This set is also signed in initial by the editor, Alphonse Lemerre in blue crayon 11 volumes. navy blue crushed morocco with raised bands and gilt lettering on spines, gilt dentelles. Publisher's original wrappers bound-in. Double set of marbled end papers. Bound by Petrus Ruban (signed twice on each volume, t.e.g.) Fine. The eleventh volume is the biography (by Paul de Musset, his son).

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        Report of the Exploring Expedition from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Junction of the Grand and Green Rivers of the Great Colorado of the West, in 1859

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 4to, pp vii, 152, + 22 plates (11 chromolithographs) and a large folding map. Original blind-stamped brown cloth boards, rebacked with new cloth spine and paper label, new endpapers. Text and plates very clean, map near fine, with minor toning. Macomb's mission was to locate a route for the movement of military supplies from Santa Fé, New Mexico to Utah and to map unknown portions of the geography in the western United States. Newberry was authorized to be the expedition's geologist and botanist. Publication of Macomb's account was planned for 1861 but was delayed by the Civil War, which allowed for the inclusion of Newberry's report. The map, which covers Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and part of Colorado, is described by Wheat (983) as "one of the most beautiful ever published by the army" and "a landmark map" both for its content (showing the routes of many other explorers in addition to Macomb) and the method of its creation by F.W. Egloffstein, who also made the maps for the Ives report. Farqhuar (23) notes that "the lithograph of Shiprock is one of the most pleasing scenic views made in that epoch." Howes M-179; Graff 2647.

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

      Paris: Hetzel, 1876. Fine. Hetzel, Paris 1876, Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm), 202pp., relié. - New edition. Editor cardboard two-tone ball or type 2 banner to the rare color brick on royal blue background. Collection J. Hetzel at the bottom of the banner. Plate with the mention down Lenègre. Second Lenègre flat type b. Beautiful top plate. Corners rubbed and bumped. spine fees but with 2 small white spots in the title box. Rubbed Caps with tail cut. Second flat with few dirt. Pretty nice copy, in a rare color. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition llustrée de vignettes par Férat, gravées par Pannemaker et Hildibrand.. Cartonnage d'éditeur au ballon bicolore ou à la banière de type 2 à la rare alliance de couleurs bordeau sur fond bleu roi. Collection J. Hetzel au bas de la banière. Plaque avec la mention en bas Lenègre, signé Souze. Second plat de type Lenègre b. Belle plaque supérieure. Coins frottés et émoussés. Dos frais mais avec 2 petites taches blanches dans le caisson de titre. Coiffes frottées avec une coupure en queue. Second plats avec quelques salissures. Assez bel exemplaire, dans une rare couleur.  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.

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        Hunting of the Snark, The

      1876. first edition. Inscribed to the Drury Sisters, Millie, Emma, and Emmie With an ALs and an Original Manuscript PoemCARROLL, Lewis. The Hunting of the Snark. An Agony, in Eight Fits. With Nine Illustrations by Henry Holiday. London: Macmillan and Co., 1876.First edition, One of 100 Copies Specially bound for Lewis Carroll in red cloth, decorated in gilt. Inscribed in purple ink by Lewis Carroll on the half-title to The Drury Sisters "Minnie, Ella, & Emmie / from the Author / Ap. 4. 1876". Pasted onto the verso of the frontispiece is a fine fifteen line manuscript poem, specially written acrostically in purple ink for the three young girls, signed and dated "Lewis Carroll. / Ap. 6. 1876." Additionally with a fine als., pasted onto verso of front free-endpaper, again in purple ink "Guildford / Ap. 14. 1876 / My dear Minnie, / I hope you under- / stood that the verses / were acrostical. They / had no other hidden / meaning, that I know / of. Your affte. friend / C.L. Dodgson"Small octavo (7 3/16 x 4 7/8 inches; 182 x 123 mm.). [xiv], 83, [1, imprint], [1, 'Turn Over], [1, advertisements] pp.Original red cloth, covers pictorially stamped in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt Frontispiece with original tissue guard. Inner hinges expertly and invisibly repaired. Together with (pasted onto front free-endpaper)CARROLL, Lewis. An Easter Greeting to Every Child who Loves "Alice." [London: 1876].First edition, first issue. Sixteenmo (5 1/8 x 3 7/16 inches; 131 x 87 mm.; inner border measurements 4 3/10 x 2 1/2 inches; 109 x 64 mm.). 4 pp. Inscribed on top margin of first page "Minnie" in Lewis Carroll's distinctive 'purple ink'. Watermarked "E. Towgood Fine"."This little leaflet… appears to have been privately printed for Lewis Carroll, for distribution among his many young friends, by Parker of Oxford, and it is without imprint. After repeated requests, he allowed it to be printed for the public in 1880 by Macmillans (also without imprint), who made arrangements with Messrs. Harrison of London to sell the leaflets at one penny each. Macmillans reprinted it in 1881, again in 1883, and again in 1887… This leaflet lends itself easily to forgery, specimens of which I have seen from time to time, more or less clumsy; but the original may be distinguished, apart from the above collation, by the paper, which should bear the watermark of E. Towgood Fine, also by the character of the paper, appearance of age, etc., and further, on examination with a glass, certain defects due to wear, and condition of the type used, are apparent in the original, which, of course on comparison, are not found in the forgery. Particular attention should also be paid to the dimensions within the border, given above, as I have seen fakes whichcould be distinguished by these measurements being wrong." (Williams, Madan, and Green pp. 116-117) "Maidens! If you love the tale, If you love the Snark,Need I urge you, spread the sail,Now, while freshly blows the gale, In your ocean-barque!"English Maidens love renown, Enterprise, and fuss!"Laughingly those Maidens frown;Laughingly, with eyes cast down; And they answer thus:"English Maidens fear to roam. Much we dread the dark;Much we dread what ills might come,If we left our English home, Even for a Snark!"Lewis Carroll.Ap. 6. 1876""The poem describes the impossible voyage of an improbable crew, in search of an unknown creature. Lewis Carroll wrote that he "didn't mean anything but nonsense." And very good nonsense it is." (Williams. A bibliography of the writings of Lewis Carroll, p. 44). "Child friendships became a necessity early, and he devised means for both obtaining them and keeping them alive. He sought them out singly and in groups, while walking in parks and along the beach, on railway journeys, in homes, in theater dressing rooms, in classrooms. He discovered them by word of mouth, by letter, by begging introductions. Where friendships succeeded, he clung to them tenaciously, doing all he could to foster them. He confided to the mother of a child friend (November 7, 1896): "The friendship of children has always been a great element in my enjoyment of life, and is very restful as a contrast to the society of books, or of men." Isa Bowman recalled that when she asked whether children never bored him, he replied: "They are three-fourths of my life," adding that he could not understand how anyone could be bored by children.Charles traveled much by rail, and these journeys often provided new child friends. Never shy in railway carriages, he sought out and engaged fellow travelers in conversation and games, particularly families with children. He met the three Drury sisters on a railway journey, and we have an account of the meeting: "He took off his grey and black cotton gloves, opened his bag and found inside it three puzzles. He had made them himself... and he gave one to each of them to find out. When they were tired of this game he produced three little pairs of scissors and papers so that they could cut out patterns. There were many other surprises in that wonderful bag. No journey could ever have passed more quickly. The little girls were disconsolate when the train slowed down and they reached their destination." The copy of Alice that Charles subsequently sent the Drury sisters bears a verse inscription recalling the railway journey:Minnie, Ella, and Emiie DruryTo three puzzled little girls from the AuthorThree little maidens weary of the rail,Three pairs of little ears listening to a tale,Three little hands held out in readinessFor three little puzzles very hard to guess.Three pairs of little eyes open wonder-wideAt three little scissors lying side by side.Three little mouths that thanked an unknown FriendFor one little book he undertook to send.Though whether they'll remember a friend, or book, or dayIn three little weeks is very hard to say.He acquired the Drury sisters on a railway journey in 1869, and they remained on good terms as the girls grew. In 1882 Minnie, the eldest, married and soon was raising her own family. Charles kept in touch and asked (November 3,1 1895) whether Minnie "would be disposed to give me a bed, and to lend me a daughter as companion to take to...[a] play." On November 8 he arrived in time for lunch and took the daughter, Audrey, to her first play, The Professor's Love Story by J. M. Barrie. Audrey and her mother were largely responsible, in 1898, for establishing by subscription a new children's bed to be known as the "Alice in Wonderland Cot" at Great Ormond Street Hospital". (Morton N. Cohen. Lewis Carroll. A Biography, pps. 174-175 & 468).

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        The geographical distribution of animals. 2 vols

      London: Macmillan, 1876. Wallace, Alfred Russel (1823-1913). The geographical distribution of animals. With a study of the relations of living and extinct faunas as elucidating the past changes of the earth's surface. 2 vols. xxi, [3], 503; viii, [4], 607pp. 7 colored maps (some folding) and 20 plates. London: Macmillan and Co., 1876. 225 x 150 mm. Original leather-grain green cloth stamped in gilt and black,hinges of Vol. I crudely repaired, light wear. Light foxing, marginal tears in one or two folding maps, but a good set. Bookplate. First Edition of the foundation work of evolutionary zoogeography. ?Wallace?s investigations made it quite clear that zoogeography should be based on a wide range of geographical and geological facts interpreted by evolutionary doctrines. He was also one of the few early zoogeographers to rely on a statistical approach. The culmination of Wallace?s approach was achieved in his monumental two-volume The Geographical Distribution of Animals (1876). Relying on data he had collected on families and genera of terrestrial vertebrates, Wallace established evolutionary zoogeography on its modern foundation. While an enormous amount of subsequent data has improved our knowledge and determination of the zoogeographical provinces, few, if any, subsequent works have been more important to the subject . . . Wallace?s evolutionary approach to zoogeography provided a rock-solid factual basis for evolutionary biology . . . His work actually transformed the subject and became the standard authority for many years? (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Two binding variants have been noted (no priority established): one in leather-grain cloth as above, with the initial M of the spine imprint ?Macmillan & Co.? taller than the rest of the letters; and another in fine-diaper green cloth with all the letters of the spine imprint of uniform height. Garrison-Morton 145.60. Norman 2178.

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      American Publishing Co., 1876., 1876. First edition. First issue. 8vo. Cloth, 569pp., illus., 91 plates, index. An appendix of "Mexican Mining Terms." Brief introduction by Mark Twain. A classic account of the discovery and development of the famous Comstock Lode. "Most interesting chronicle of 'flush times' in Nevada following the 'silver strike'."---Wright Howes. This copy is the true first edition, with plate 44 (residence of J.P. Jones) missing and replaced with a different plate (Waste Rock). Dan DeQuille was a pseudonym for William Wright. Lightly foxed, front and rear endpapers replaced, rebacked with original spine laid-down, and light cosmetic restoration to corners, fore-edges, and bottom edges, else a very good, tight copy with bright gilt on spine and front cover. An attractive and very servicable copy and very scarce. HOWES W710. GRAFF 4757. SIX GUNS 2457.

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        The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley In Four Volumes ; [together with:] the 1882 Supplement to Library Editions of 1876-7

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1876-7. Four octavos. vii, 438; x, 476; xix, 573 pages, several unopened pages. Three frontispieces and four illustrations. Volumes II and III have holograph pen inscription of the front free endpaper: "With the Publisher's Compliments." [together with:] the 1882 Supplement to Library Editions of 1876-7. Octavo. cxicv, pages 577-606 with two paged catalog at the end. Unopened pages. Holograph pencil gift inscription to Professor Fredeman on verso of front endpaper of the Supplement, with his own small pencil notes on facing blank. All four volumes of the regular edition are bound in the publisher's blue cloth covered beveled boards, the Supplement is bound in quarter vellum over white cloth covered beveled boards, upper edge gilt, decorative endpapers and inscribed to Dick Fredeman, "To Dick, the rarest of rare books, a gift from Robin, in appreciation of a fabulously interesting lecture at our B. M. [i.e. British Museum] , 15 March, 1994." Each of the four volumes has the gilt flower and sun circle device on its front cover, gilt bird and butterfly devices on the back cover, and gilt titles on the spine commonly thought to be by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, according to Fredeman, but most probably appropriated for the book by Buxton Forman. The Supplement has same design, but boldly stamped in gilt. Boards on regular edition rubbed, foxed, stained, and soiled, corners bumped, spines sunned, small tears with minor loss at head and foot of spine; hinges cracked, few small holograph pencil marks, occasional foxing or smudges; otherwise a tight, complete and very good set, almost never seen in the original cloth.

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      Paris: Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1876. No. 54 OF 200 COPIES n. Hardcover. 216 x 197 mm (8 1/2 x 7 3/4"). With half titles. Two volumes. No. 54 OF 200 COPIES. LOVELY CONTEMPORARY DARK GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, ATTRACTIVELY GILT, BY THIBARON-JOLY (stamp-signed on front turn-ins), covers with French fillets, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with central rose sprig and floral cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With frontispiece portrait and 11 engraved plates, one illustrating each tale. A Large Paper Copy. Front pastedown of first volume with engraved bookplate of W. Vincens Bouguereau. Faint offsetting from engravings, text a shade less than bright, a couple of the vaguest scratches on covers, otherwise IN VERY FINE CONDITION, the text and plates smooth, fresh, and clean, the margins far beyond ample, and the beautifully executed bindings virtually perfect. This is an extremely pleasing copy of a finely illustrated edition containing 11 of Perrault's time-honored tales, offered here in an elegant binding by Thibaron-Joly in splendid condition. The volumes include "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," Little Red Riding Hood," "Bluebeard," "Puss n' Boots," "The Fairies," "Ricky of the Tuft," "Griselda," "Donkey Skin," "The Ridiculous Wishes," and "Tom Thumb." Each classic story is accompanied by an etching by Adolphe Lalauze (1838-1906), a major figure in what Ray describes as the revival of etching as an art form in France. This revival was partly stimulated by the founding of an etcher's society, and the renewed interest in etching was carried into book illustration by a number of publishers who specialized in luxury editions like the present one. The binder Thibaron was the favorite pupil of Georges Trautz (1807-79), who in Michon's words, was "the uncontested master of the luxury binding" who achieved a level of celebrity that Michon says would be difficult to imagine. After Trautz retired, Thibaron established his own bindery, and, according to Beraldi, he seemed poised to become heir to his master's position in the binding world, but, sadly, he died very soon afterwards, before he could begin to fulfill that promise. After having apprenticed with a provincial binder, Antoine Joly (1838-1917) moved to Paris, found employment with the celebrated Léon Gruel, later formed a partnership with Thibaron in 1874, became his successor, and, in 1892, turned the business over to his son Robert (1870?-1924).

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        Six Minton tiles inspired by Tennyson's 'Idylls of the King'

      c.1876. Six tiles from 12 designed for Minton, inspired by Alfred, Lord Tennyson's 'Idylls of the King'. Designed by Moyr Smith and first produced in 1876. Here unusually in blue and white. A fine group in remarkably good condition and framed for display in the 1960s by the Marshall Field department store in Chicago. Tennyson's The Idylls of the Kingpoems are all about the legends of King Arthur so are a perfect subject matter for this most Victorian of designers. They are some of the best and were among the more popular of Moyr Smith's pictorial series of tiles for Minton. A stunning display. The tiles in this set are Vivien, Excalibur, Elaine, Isolt, Enid & Pelleas.

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        Die Leitungsbahnen im Gehirn und Rückenmark des Menschen auf Grund entwickelungsgeschichtlicher Untersuchungen

      Leipzig: Engelmann, 1876. Flechsig, Paul Emil (1847-1929). Die Leitungsbahnen im Gehirn und Rückenmark des Menschen auf Grund entwickelungsgeschichtlicher Untersuchungen. xvi, 382pp. 20 lithographed plates. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1876. 277 x 183 mm. (uncut and largely unopened). Modern cloth, original printed wrappers bound in. Wrappers soiled and frayed, some fraying to edges, minor toning but very good. Stamps of the Edinburgh Asylum Library (including cancellation stamps of the Edinburgh University Library) on front wrapper, title and one or two other leaves. First Edition. Flechsig developed the technique of myelogenesis for examining the brain and spinal cord, using this technique to map out the motor and sensory areas of these organs. Flechsig?s method ?depends upon the fact that myelinization of nerve fibers in different cerebral pathways reaches maturity at different times. A chronological sequence that served to differentiate some of the innumerable cerebral and spinal tracts was then made available and its use has proved an important technique in the discrimination between cerebral cortical areas as well as white matter in the cord and brain? (Clarke and O?Malley, p. 857). Flechsig?s application of this method to the spinal cord, as described here, led to several important discoveries, including ?Flechsig?s tract? (dorsal spinocerebellar tract), part of the body?s somatosensory system. Clarke & O?Malley, The Human Brain and Spinal Cord, pp. 277-281; 857-858. Garrison-Morton (online) 1410.

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      Imprenta y Litografía de Faustino Paluzie 1876 - Barcelona. 1876. Apaisanado. 3h+231 Bellas laminas de colección. 1/2 Piel. Magna Obra. Ref 100 Biblioteca GT. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Life With the Hamran Arabs

      London: Smith Elder, 1876. First . Hardcover. Very near fine/Custom made slipcase. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A sporting tour of some officers on the guards in the Soudan during the winter of 1874-5. 355 pp, ill with ORIGINAL PHOTOS by Rowland Ward, Two year hunting tour of the Sudan. And a superior book on hunting in Sudan. Very scarce item both for big game hunters, and photographic collectors.This is one of the finest copies we have ever seen and it is housed in a custom made slipcase as well.

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        Les maîtres d'autrefois EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Plon, 1876. Fine. Plon, Paris 1876, 14,5x23cm, relié. - First Edition. Binding to bradel in full navy calico, smooth back, contemporary binding. Rare and valuable autograph dedication signed by the author Xavier Marmier. A shadow on the guards left by a description tag Seller, nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure à la bradel en pleine percaline marine, dos lisse, reliure de l'époque. Rare et précieux envoi autographe signé de Eugène Fromentin à Xavier Marmier. Une ombre sur les gardes laissée par une étiquette de description de libraire, agréable exemplaire.

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        Partly Printed Legal Document Signed

      Cook County, IL, 1876. unbound. 1 page, 13.25 x 8.5 inches, Cook County, Illinois, June 1876 -- an affidavit of the Superior Court of Cook County, upholding a judgment in favor of the plaintiff, in the case of Allan Pinkerton -v- Minor T. Ames, whereby the plaintiff recovered $2080.00 in damages. Pinkerton has signed in front of a Notary Public who has attested that he has witnessed the signature to this sworn document and thus, has applied his embossed seal at the lower left corner. Usual folds; gently dust-soiled. Very good condition. Scottish-American detective and spy best known for creating the Pinkerton Detective Agency. He is generally regarded as the father of the United States Secret Service.

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        Remarkable lengthy autograph letter signed, with advice for Louis A. Lucas on the essential requirements for successful exploration in Africa

      Labore: 30 June,, 1876. Together with two other related letters. Together 3 items: (1) autograph letter signed from Gordon to Alfred Behrens ("Dear Sir"), 5 large octavo bifolia of fine, pale blue laid paper, watermark "L-J D L & Co." [Laroche-Joubert, Dumergue, Lacroix et Compagnie, Angoumois], text to recto and verso of 4 sheets, giving 16 pages, postscript to the first panel recto of the final sheet with a full-page sketch map facing showing in detail the area in which the recipient will be travelling; (2) autograph letter signed from Lucas to Gordon, to which Gordon refers in his letter, 2 pages on single large octavo bifolium, with integral blank leaf, Duffli [Dufile, Uganda], 24 June 1876; and (3) autograph letter signed from Lucas to "Dear Alfred [Behrens]", his first cousin to whom Gordon sent his advice for Lucas, 1½ pages large octavo, Magungo, Albert Nyanza, 28 July 1876. Lightly creased from old folds and handling but overall very good indeed. An unusually long letter, in which Gordon goes into great detail about the logistical difficulties of African exploration, revealing his exasperation at Lucas's behaviour and his frustration at Lucas's unwillingness to heed the advice of someone far more experienced in African travel. Louis Arthur Lucas (1851?-1876) was the only surviving son of Philip Lucas, a prosperous Manchester merchant. Cushioned by his father's wealth, Lucas had previously travelled in Switzerland and the United States before a trip to Egypt in 1873 excited his interest in Africa. Despite an attack of typhoid fever contracted on that first trip, Lucas decided to devote himself to African exploration, intending in the first instance to explore the Congo Basin with Arthur Freeman, formerly a gardener at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. For this he would need the authorization of Colonel Gordon, governor-general of the province of Equatoria, in the south of Egyptian-occupied Sudan, since 1873. Finding it difficult to get a letter of introduction because of his lack of African experience, Lucas went to Khartoum anyway, without informing Gordon of his intentions. He and Freeman arrived at Lado in 1876 having already spent most of their money and with no ideas of the difficulties awaiting them. Despite the poor reports he had already received of Lucas before his arrival, Gordon was short of help from European visitors and was initially welcoming. He thought Lucas might be persuaded to serve at one of the local stations or to explore Lake Albert on his behalf. However Lucas proved to be—as Gordon characterizes him in the letter—"blindly obstinate and 'un vrai Anglais'". Gordon's letter was sent to Alfred M. Behrens (b. 1846), first cousin of the explorer, eldest son of Lucas's aunt Anne and her husband S. L. Behrens, one of the earliest and most successful Jewish immigrants in Manchester. In his long letter, Gordon sets out at length the difficulties in African exploration of which Lucas seemed blithely unaware: the hostility of the natives; the untrustworthiness of Lucas's servants; the expense of travel; the shortage of food; Lucas's own susceptibility to disease—all these problems being familiar to the likes of Stanley, Livingstone, and Harry Johnston, but not to Lucas. Another of Gordon's political imperatives was to suppress the flourishing Equatorian slave trade. One way of doing this was to induce the Arab former slavers of Zanzibar to supply porters for European explorers. (There was naturally a good deal of moral ambiguity in the policy, as virtually all the porters were slaves.) Gordon writes that he had advised Lucas to go to Rumanika, where he could find some Arab porters from Zanzibar; later in the letter, he states that he had recommended Lucas to write home for £3,000 to be placed on account in Zanzibar in order to reorganise his expedition from there. At the end of the letter Gordon draws a detailed map of the various stations between Victoria and Albert lakes, perhaps with the unspoken intention that Lucas's cousin would send someone out to fetch him home. Together there are three letters: the earliest dated (24 June 1876) is from Lucas to Gordon. Gordon had objected that Lucas had abandoned two sick Egyptians accompanying him to Dufile: in his letter Lucas explains that "I thought my two servants had nearly recovered when I last saw them, and I said 'they would come on with the baggage' as they said they wished to dose themselves", and states that he simply cannot afford to repatriate them. He also asks Gordon for the loan of £350. Gordon forwarded the letter to Lucas's cousin back in Manchester, evidently in order to demonstrate the kind of behaviour he had been putting up with. Less than a month later, in 28 July 1876, Lucas himself writes to Behrens, announcing his safe arrival at Magungo. An only child, he evidently treated Alfred Behrens and his sisters as his surrogate siblings, addressing Alfred as brother in his letter and referring to his "sisters" awaiting a letter from him. "It is quite impossible to say when you will hear from me again", he tells Behrens. Despite continuing to pester Gordon with demands for porters, servants, and money, Lucas ignored his advice to go to Zanzibar. By the end of August he and Freeman were both sick and returned to Khartoum. Freeman set out for Cairo but died at Berber. Lucas became delirious, running around naked and shouting. He recovered in Khartoum and started back to England, but died en route. He was buried at Jeddah.

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        [In Greek: Triodion katanyktikon, periechon apasan ten anekousan auto akolouthian tes Hagias kai Megales Tessarakostes ... ]

      Benetia: Ek tou Hellenikou Typographeiou o Phoinix 4to (32 cm, 12.5"). [4], 455, [1 (blank)] pp.. 1876 Third edition of this handsome Phoenix Press production, following the first of 1839. The liturgical book used by the Eastern Orthodox Church during Lent and the weeks leading up to it appears here with the half-title, title-page, and text elegantly printed in red and black (with a lot of red), and with the text in double columns; the title-page bears a wood-engraved phoenix vignette and decorative border. Uncommon: OCLC locates only two U.S. institutional holdings, one of which has since been deaccessioned. Contemporary blind-stamped black cloth, covers with central gilt-stamped cross and Virgin-with-Infant vignettes, spine with gilt-stamped title; edges, extremities, and back cover rubbed; cloth wrinkled at spine and split at front joint with small bubbles on covers. Front covers lacking clasp hardware (straps present on back cover), spine with inked shelving number; hinges (inside) tender. Front pastedown with New York bookseller's small ticket. Half-title, title-page, and several others institutionally pressure-stamped. Some mild foxing, most pages clean. All edges speckled red.

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        Monumentos arquitectónicos de España

      Imprenta de Fortanet y Calcografía Nacional, Madrid, España 1876 - This is a grouping of 16 orphan plates from the landmark series on Spanish architecture, "Monumentos arquitectónicos de España," published by the Imprenta de Fortanet y Calcografía Nacional, Madrid, and issued in 89 installments between 1876 [?] and 1886. The complete set is said to have contained 280 lithographed and engraved plates, including 58 chromolithographs, 12 tinted lithographs and numerous monochrome engraved plates, and included text in Spanish and French, in parallel columns, and with decorated chromolithographed initials. Note that there are NO text sheets in this grouping of 16 plates. The unbound title sheet reads "Monasterio de Fres del Val," with authorship attributed to Manuel de Assas, yet none of the plates corresponds to the title piece. Of the various Spanish provinces, six of the plates are from Madrid, four are from Toledo Province, two are from Badajoz Province, and one each is from Oviedo, Burgos, Granada and Valencia. The plates measure approximately 29.5" wide x 23.75" high. (75 x 60 cm.) The paper on which the engravings are pulled appears to be mould-made cream stock. Condition of the sheets ranges from Very Good Plus to Poor. Some plates with tears and/or loss at the edges, with varying degrees of foxing and soiling. Other plates almost free of demerits. At least four of the plates are suitable for framing in their existing state. 15 of the plates are in landscape orientation. As to the top margin of each sheet, a circular blindstamp with coat of arms and bearing the words, "Publicación de Monumentos arquitectónicos de España." Most prints in B&W, with at least one in sepia-tone. Among the buildings or architectural details depicted are: 1) Detalles de la fachada del norte, en el Real Alcázar, Toledo; 2) Planta de la iglesia y claustro procesional de San Juan de los Reyes, Toledo; 3) Palacio de los Ayalas, Toledo; 4) Corte longitudinal del claustro de S. Juan de los Reyes, Toledo; 5) Planta y ventana de la Sala de Justicia en los Reales Alcázares de la Alhambra, Granada; 6) Miembros arquitectónicos del baptisterio y del atrio metropolitan[o], Mérida; 7) Miembros arquitectónicos y fragmentos decorativos del atrio metropolitano, Mérida; 8) Sepulcro del arzobispo de Toledo, D. Alfonso Carrillo de Acuña, Alcalá de Henares; 9) Pinturas del exterior del tríptico-relicario de piedra, en Aragon, Real Academia de la Historia; 10) Portada y escalera del Hospital de la Latina, Madrid; 11) Sección longitudinal de la capilla de Sn. Ildefonso en la Universidad Complutense, Alcalá de Henares; 12) Detalles del sepulcro del cardinal Don Fray Francisco Ximenez de Cisneros, Alcalá de Henares; 13) Sepulcro del cardinal D. Fr. Francisco Ximenez de Cisneros, Alcalá de Henares; 14) Arca de las santas reliquias de la cámara santa, Oviedo; 15) Detalles de la silleria, y silla del preste oficiante en la cartuja de miraflores, Burgos; 16) Puerta llamada de Lérida en la cathedral, Valencia. Very scarce in any condition; only one complete set is known to be on the market and even orphan lithographs are hard to find. La colección "Monumentos arquitectónicos de España" pretendía acabar conformando una completa historia de la arquitectura española ordenada en monografías, las cuales no empezaron a publicarse hasta 1876. Publícase á expensas del Estado, bajo la inspección del la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Editor: El excmo. Señor Don José Gil Dorregaray. Size: Atlas Folio - over 23" - 25" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      New edition.Editor cardboard two-tone ball or type 2 banner to the rare color brick on royal blue background. Collection J. Hetzel at the bottom of the banner. Plate with the mention down Lenègre. Second Lenègre flat type b.Beautiful top plate. Corners rubbed and bumped. spine fees but with 2 small white spots in the title box. Rubbed Caps with tail cut. Second flat with few dirt. Pretty nice copy, in a rare color. Hetzel Paris 1876 Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm) 202pp. relié

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        The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants

      London: John Murray,, 1876. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, frames to boards in blind, brown coated endpapers. Bookplate to front pastedown, pencilled ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, spine ends rubbed, tips lightly worn, front hinge starting but text block tight, endleaves foxed. A very good copy. First edition in book form, second impression (a year after the first). The book was revised and enlarged from a paper published in the Journal of the Linnean Society in 1865. "In the autumn of 1864 I finished a long paper on Climbing Plants, and sent it to the Linnean Society. The writing of this paper cost me four months: but I was so unwell when I received the proof-sheets that I was forced to leave them very badly and often obscurely expressed. The paper was little noticed, but when in 1875 it was corrected and published as a separate book it sold well" (Darwin, Life and Letters, p.75).

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        Lecciones elementales de Agricultura

      Madrid - Jaen, Sociedad Tipográfica - Señores Rubio, 1876. 4to.; 2 hs., 447 pp. Encuadernación en media piel de la época. El abuelo de Manuel Tuñón de Lara, Ingeniero y Catedrático del Instituto de Segunda Enseñanza de Jaén, fue uno de los fundadores de la Institución Libre de Enseñanza.

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        The Hunting of the Snark

      UK: MacMillan. London, Macmillan, 1876. Hardback first edition and first impression. Presented with the rare 'An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves "Alice"'. near fine copy with a little bumping to the spine, neat gift inscription to recto of endpaper, a couple of leaves with some light foxing. Largely a very tight copy though. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1876.

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