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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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        Etudes d'entomologie, 21 fasc. in 12 vol.

      - Oberthür, Rennes, 1876/02 ;; in-4° fasc. 1 : 1876, étude sur la faune des lépidoptères de l'Algérie, xiii, 74 pp., 4 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à IV) ; fasc. 2 : 1876, espèces nouvelles de lépidoptères recueillis en chine par M. l'Abbé A. David, xi, 34 pp., 4 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à IV) ; fasc. 3 : 1878, étude sur la faune des lépidoptères de la côte orientale d'Afrique, x, 36 pp., 3 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à III), suivi de : premier supplément à la faune des lépidoptères d'Algérie, pp. 39-48, 1 planche en couleurs hors-texte (V), la planche IV n'a pas paru ; fasc. 4 : 1879, catalogue raisonné des Papilionidae de la collection Charles Oberthür, xvii, 117 pp., 6 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à VI) ; suivi de : diagnoses d'espèces nouvelles de lépidoptères de l'île Askold, Août 1879, 16 pp. ; fasc. 5 : 1880, faune des lépidoptères de l'île Askold (1° partie), x, 88 pp., 9 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à IX) ; fasc. 6 : 1881, faune des lépidoptères de Chine, d'Amérique et d'Algérie, x, 115 pp., 20 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à XX) ; fasc. 7 : 1883, lépidoptères d'Europe et d'Amérique méridionale, x, 36 pp., 3 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à III) ; fasc. 8 : 1884, lépidoptères des Pyrénées, 53 pp., 1 planche en couleurs hors-texte (I) ; fasc. 9 : 1884, lépidoptères du Thibet, de Mantschourie, d'Asie-Mineure et d'Algérie, 40 pp., 3 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à III) ; fasc. 10 : 1884, lépidoptères de l'Asie orientale, 35 pp., 3 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à III) ; fasc. 11 : 1886, nouveaux lépidoptères du Thibet, xii, 38 pp., 7 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à VII) ; fasc. 12 : 1888, nouveaux lépidoptères d'Afrique et d'Amérique, premiers états de lépidoptères de la Réunion, lépidoptères européens et algériens, ix, 46 pp., 7 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à VII) ; fasc . 13 : 1890, lépidoptères des iles Comores, d'Algérie et du Thibet, 50 pp., 10 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à X) ; fasc. 14 : 1891, lépidoptères du genre Parnassius, x, 19 pp., 3 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à III), 1 figure in-texte ; fasc. 15 : 1891, lépidoptères d'Asie, 27 pp., 3 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à III) ; fasc. 16 : 1892, lépidoptères du Pérou, du Thibet et du Yunnan, x, 9 pp., 2 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à II) ; fasc. 17 : 1893, lépidoptères d'Asie et d'Afrique, viii, 36 pp., 4 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à IV) ; fasc. 18 : 1893, lépidoptères d'Afrique et d'Asie, viii, 49 pp., 6 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à VI) dont les planches 2 à 5 en 2 états ; fasc. 19 : 1894, lépidoptères d'Europe, d'Algérie, d'Asie et d'Océanie, x, 41 pp., 8 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à VIII) dont les planches 5 et 6 en 2 états ; fasc. 20 : 1896, de la variation chez les lépidoptères, xx, 74 pp., 24 planches hors-texte dont 10 en couleurs (I à XXIV) ; fasc. 21 : 1902, variation des Heliconia thelxiope et vesta, 26 pp., 11 planches en couleurs hors-texte (I à XI) ; exemplaire complété des tables générales, systématiques et alphabétiques par C. Houlbert publiées en 1920 (plats et dos abimés) ; les 10 premiers fascicules reliés en 1 volume demi-chagrin brun à coins, dos à 5 nerfs, in-8, 1° plats conservés, ex-libris de Claude Herbulot, les autres fascicules brochés, in-4, tels que parus, soit un total de 142 planches dont 128 finement coloriées (plus les 6 planches non coloriées), exemplaire en couleurs de toute rareté ! Bridges b12885, b12886, b12888, b12889, b12895, b12896, b12902, b12903, b12904, b12908, b12911, b12914, b12915, b12916, b12918, b12919, b12920, b12921, b12922, Nissen ZBI 2997, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Boston: L. Prang and Co., 1876.. [2],iv,48pp. of text, including two full-page maps. Fifteen chromolithographs, each on original card mounts. Folio. Publisher's half brown morocco and maroon pebbled cloth portfolio binding, with four brass clasps, upper cover stamped in gilt: "The Yellowstone Park." With original printed grey wrappers for the fifteen parts laid in. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. A complete copy of Thomas Moran's finest published work and a masterpiece of chromolithography: the greatest American color plate book of landscape scenery from the post-Civil War era. This copy is especially remarkable for containing the original wrappers, the first time that we have ever encountered them. There are fifteen wrappers, each of which has printed on the front wrapper: "The / Yellowstone / National Park. / Hayden. / Moran." The verso of the rear wrapper of each of the fifteen parts lists the plates that come with the work and explains: "each part will contain one plate and its accompanying text. The Title, Table of Contents, Preface, Introduction, and two Maps will be furnished with the last part. L. Prang & Company, Boston." The stunning views in this book are based on Thomas Moran's work during Ferdinand V. Hayden's 1871 expedition to northwestern Wyoming, the first survey of what would become Yellowstone National Park. During that summer Moran laid the basis for some of his most famous works rendered in watercolor, oil, and here in chromolithographs. These plates were the first to adequately depict the spectacular scenery of Yellowstone, and have long been considered the most skillful and striking prints of the park. Indeed, these images helped define the American West for much of the public. Louis Prang was the greatest color-printer of his day, and he declared this work his masterpiece. At the time of its production in 1876 it was certainly the most elaborate and successful work of chromolithographic printing undertaken in the United States. Printed on card using numerous lithographic stones to give remarkable depth of color, the intended result was to give the prints the appearance of the original paintings. A contemporary review in THE NATION declared the prints to bear remarkable likeness to the original watercolors, "an accuracy which we do not think could have been surpassed in any country." The review continues by praising Moran's artistic sense, "the boldness and facility of the drawing are really impressive." Another reviewer termed the work "a genuine triumph of American graphic art." Moran himself praised Prang's efforts, writing to him in 1876: "It is in every respect a most sumptuous & magnificent work....It seems to me that Chromo- Lithography has, in your hands, attained perfection so skillfully have you reproduced every shade and tone of color of the originals." The work's publication marked "the beginning of [Prang's] dominance of the finest American chromolithographic work in the last quarter of the century" (STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER). Bennett concurs that the book is "marvelously reproduced...hand work could never give the effect of perspective and distance achieved in the towering scenes reproduced here." McClinton declares Prang's work to be a "monument of American bookmaking" and the "prints have never been surpassed as examples of the best American chromolithography...unexcelled among illustrations of the Far West." Kinsey aptly sums up Moran's efforts: "Had he done nothing else, Moran would be remembered for this series, which remains a landmark in publishing history." Issued in a limited edition with the prints loose in a portfolio (as here), and thus easily extracted for display, few complete copies have survived. This copy is especially notable for having the original parts wrappers, the first instance of such that we have ever encountered. HOWES H338, "b." GRAFF 1830. EBERSTADT 127:310. BENNETT, p.80. K.M. McCLINTON, CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS OF LOUIS PRANG, p.159. Joni Kinsey, "Moran and the Art of Publishing" in THOMAS MORAN (Washington, 1997), pp.318-19. Clark, THOMAS MORAN: WATERCOLOURS OF THE AMERICAN WEST, pp.43-45. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 99.

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        The Herefordshire Pomona. Containing coloured figures and descriptions of the most esteemed kinds of Apples and Pears

      Jakeman and Carver., 1876. Originally published in parts, 1876-1885, now 2 vols. 75 chromolithograph plates, tissue guards (some foxed and/or slightly frayed), 4 uncoloured plates, many text wood engravings. Plate LXII browned with slight loss to one corner, some repairs to upper blank margin of this plate and to following text leaves, some soiling and rusty paper clip marks (mainly to text). Recently rebound by Temple Bindery in 1/2 leather with marbled paper-covered boards, contrasting labels to spine with gilt lettering. [Nissen 294].. 1st Ed. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Edith Bull, Alice B. Ellis and W.G. Smith (1 only).

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        Hunting of the Snark

      1876. Signed. CARROLL, Lewis.The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits.London: MacMillan, 1876.First edition, presentation copy, one of only about 10 copies specially bound in blue cloth-gilt for the author, inscribed by Lewis Carroll in his miniscule ?"fairy writing?" on the half-title: ?"Gertrude Alice Mott, from the Author. May 31, 1892.?"Originally intended for Sylvie and Bruno, Carroll's continually expanding work on The Hunting of the Snark justified its separate publication in 1876. "The poem describes with infinite humor the impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature. It has been called the 'Odyssey of the Nonsensical,' 'a masterpiece with more nonsense to the foot than could be found in an acre of lesser stuff…. The illustrations are noteworthy as a triumph of art over almost intractable material" (Williams & Madan 115). The illustrator Henry Holiday had actually made a picture of the Snark, but Carroll rejected it, saying "it was a beautiful beast, but he had made the Snark strictly unimaginable and desired him to remain so."This copy is one of only five or six copies known in publisher's deluxe blue cloth. Dodgson wrote to Macmillan on March 21, 1876 ordering "100 bound in red and gold, 20 in dark blue and gold, 20 in white vellum and gold." In a letter dated Dec. 18, 1877 Dodgson also offered a friend light blue and light green, though there is no record of copies in these colors being bound by Macmillan. It is now fairly universally agreed that there were but ten copies each bound in the dark blue and the green cloths, as the number of verifiable copies for each does not exceed ten. Of the 100 red copies, we know of approximately 75% of the recipients; of the blue copies, we know of only five or six, and of the green copes only four or five. It is highly doubtful that any of the colored bindings were for sale.Williams & Madan 115.Front inner hinge expertly reinforced. A beautiful, fine presentation inscribed copy, particularly desirable in rare deluxe binding.

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        Du cancer chez les enfants

      Imprimerie Badoureau, Paris 1876 - First Collected Report on Childhood Cancer Duzan, J. Du cancer chez les enfants. Thèse pour le doctorat en médecine. [4], iv, 70pp. Paris: Imprimerie Badoureau, 1876. 238 x 157 mm. Original printed wrappers, a little worn and spotted. Corner of one leaf torn not affecting text, but very good. Presentation Copy, inscribed by Duzan on the title: "A mon ami Gaillardan Souvenir affectueux Dr. Duzan." First Edition of the First Collected Report on Childhood Cancer. "Before the thesis of Duzan (1876), there was no collected report of the forms of cancer occurring in childhood. Lebert (1851) mentions them in his work upon malignant diseases, but out of 471 cases notes only 15 as belonging to childhood. This, however, directed the attention of authors to the subject, and Duzan was able to collect 182 cases" (American Journal of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children 17 [1884]: 333). All 182 cases were of pediatric sarcoma: 70 of the eye, 45 of the kidney, 11 of the testicle, 8 of the prostate, and the remainder divided among the bones, tongue, abdomen, brain and dura mater, lung, pancreas, liver, tonsils, rectum and stomach. Oddly, Duzan’s thesis is not noted in our printed histories of cancer or of pediatrics. Rodman, "The influence of age, sex and race in surgical affections," Journal of the American Medical Association 31 (1898): 491-503; Duzan’s thesis is cited on p. 493. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        La tour de Percemont - Marianne EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Calmann Lévy, 1876. Fine. Calmann Lévy, Paris 1876, 12,5x19,5cm, relié. - first edition published in complete works. Binding half Havana morocco with corners, back with five nerves, contreplats guards and combed paper, gilded head, binding signed Simier Small successor. Precious autograph signed by the author to his friend Charles Sagnier. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale parue dans les oeuvres complètes. Reliure en demi maroquin havane à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, contreplats et gardes de papier peigné, tête dorée, reliure signée Petit successeur de Simier. Précieux envoi autographe signé de George Sand à son ami Charles Sagnier, familier de la maison de Nohant dans les dernières années de la vie de George Sand.  Provenance: de la bibliothèque de Charles Sagnier avec son ex-libris.  

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      - JAPANESE INTEREST. CHIUSHINGURA OR THE LOYAL LEAGUE: A JAPANESE ROMANCE translated by Frederick Dickins with an introduction by Hoffman Atkinson. NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons 1876. Oblong 8vo (9 x 6 1/8"), cloth backed boards embossed in gold, leather label, 213 + [7]p., small chip on corner of cover, some mild shelf wear, VG+. This traditional Japanese romance was translated from the original 11 books as close to the original as possible. Featuring 29 lovely full page color woodblocks drawn and engraved by Japanese artists and printed by Japanese printers on rice paper (although the plate list indicates that illustrations are on pages 17 and 19, there is only 1 illustration with 2 lines of description). At the end of the book are samples of the text in Japanese and a translation of the Ballad of Takasago. Scarce in this 1876 edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Prime Minister. FIRST EDITION. 4 vols.

      Chapman and Hall. Chapman and Hall. 1876 Sl. later blue pebble-grained binder's cloth. Booklabels of Ronald G. Taylor. v.g.Trollope Society Catalogue 52; Sadleir 45. This is also a variant copy from Sadleir's, without volume numbers on titlepages. The fifth title in the Palliser series.

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        Les Vendéens. -

      Vincent Forest, L. Clouzot, A. Lemerre 1876 -, Nantes, Niort, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 XI+246 pp. Reliure postérieure bradel demi-vélin blanc à coins. Dos lisse avec pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux et fleuron doré central. Couverture conservée. Avec 35 eaux-fortes de Octave de ROCHEBRUNE protégées par des serpentes légendées. Très bon état. Troisième édition. L'un de 325 exemplaires sur papier vergé. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        9 Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      Berchtesgaden und München, 12.III.1876, 2.I.1888, 4.I.1888, 10.I.1888, 9.III.1888, 18.XII.1888, 10.X.1890, 5.XII.1890 und 23.I.1891.. Zusammen 28 SS. 8vo und 12mo.. An einen Bibliothekar (Karl Halm?): "Bei der Bearbeitung des Artikels Schubert für mein biographisches Lexikon' finde im Verzeichnisse der Schubertschen Autographen, auch Ihren werthen Namen und dabei: der zürnende Barde' von Franz Bruchmann [ ]" (12.III.1876). Am 2.I.1888 schreibt Wurzbach an einen namentlich nicht genannten Professor: "Wie Sie lieber Herr Professor zu dem Gedanken [ ] kommen, daß Sie, weil ich schweige einen persönlich ungünstigen Eindruck auf mich gemacht haben müßen, ist mir so wenig klar, wie die Ursache warum Russland a tout prix Krieg führen will. Als Sie damals im Frühling bei uns waren und wir einen heitren Tag erlebten, wartete ich einige Tage auf ein Lebenszeichen von Ihnen und da ein solches nicht kam, schrieb ich einen 6 oder 8 Seiten langen Brief an Sie noch ganz unter dem Eindruck des Wohlbehagens den Sie auf mich und meine bessere Haelfte gemacht [ ]". Brief an einen Herrn Wimmer am 9.III.1888: "Am 5. Jänner 1876 kam in der Komischen Oper in Wien zum 1. Male die 3actige komische Operette Fanfarullo' Text und Musik von Joseph Wirth zur Aufführung. Wissen Sie vielleicht [ ] etwas näheres über diesen Wirth zu sagen'? [ ]". "Sie haben mir wohl seiner Zeit ein Feuilleton von Ludwig Wothe Der Gespenstige Hausherr von Ober St. Veit gesendet, aber über seine künstlerisches Thun [ ] enthält dasselbe keine Zeyle [ ]" (18.XII.1888). - Der in Laibach geborene Schriftsteller trat vor Abschluß seines Jusstudiums in den Militärdienst, der ihn u. a. nach Lemberg führte, wo er 1843 als erster aktiver österreichischer Offizier promovierte. Im Jahr darauf verließ er die Armee, wurde Skriptor an der Lemberger Universitätsbibliothek, 1849 Vorstand der Administrativen Bibliothek des Innenministeriums in Wien und anschließend Ministerialsekretär im Staatsministerium. Nach seiner Erhebung in den Ritterstand 1874 ging er in Pension und lebte fortan als wissenschaftlicher Schriftsteller in Berchtesgaden. Sein zwei Jahre vor seinem Tod abgeschlossenes Lebenswerk ist das "Biographische Lexikon des Kaiserthums Österreich" (60 Bde., 1855-91). Vgl. Kosch IV, 3477 und Öst. Lex. II, 666.

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      Henry Holt 1876 - Hardy, Thomas. THE HAND OF ETHELBERTA. NY: Henry Holt & Company, 1876. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. A NEAR FINE copy in the primary publisher's binding of cream cloth (with endpaper ads dated May 20th, 1876, the same month as publication of Hardy's two-volume London first edition). Although there is light foxing to the upper cover, this example is virtually unworn and without any of the spine toning which is almost always found on these fragile American pale cream-colored bindings. THE HAND OF ETHELBERTA, Hardy's fifth novel has rarely been accepted as anything more than a minor achievement. Yet it is the bridge between his masterpieces FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD and THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE. Ethelberta's "problem" has always been that she was Hardy's attempt to break free of his Wessex roots and create a more urban "society" protagonist. His writing in this novel is still brilliant but the setting and plot are such that this brilliance is apparently not so easily seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [London]: Jan. 1, 1876.. [1]p. Typical mailing folds, else near fine. Bedford Clapperton Tervelyan Pim served in the Royal Navy, as a barrister, an author, and most importantly, as an Arctic explorer. He was the first man to successfully travel by ship from the eastern side of the Northwest Passage to the western side. He also led an expedition in search of Sir John Franklin in 1850, and served under Edward Belcher in the western division of his 1852 Arctic expedition. In this short autograph note, signed, Pim writes to a friend who had likely asked for photographs of him for her scrapbook or album. He complies, as such: "My dear young friend Flora Braby I have much pleasure in sending you three or four Photographs for your album and one of myself in wig and gown which I have no doubt will amuse you - with kind regards to Papa and Mama I am Yours Sincerely Bedford Pim."

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        Die Raubvögel Deutschlands und des angrenzenden Mitteleuropas. Darstellung und Beschreibung der in Deutschland und dem angrenzenden Mitteleuropa vorkommenden Raubvögel; allen Naturfreunden besonders der deutschen Jägerei gewidmet. [Inklusive Falknerei]

      Cassel: Theodor Fischer. Tafelband in Originalausgabe / Der 1876 erschienene Text in Faksimile.. Wichtige ornithologische Publikation mit interessanten Abbildungen von Falken (Jagdfalken) sowie Zubehör (Falkenkappen, Federspiel und Falknertaschen) - Einige Gebrauchsspuren an der Originalleinenmappe. Die Tafeln nahezu alle in exzellenter Erhaltung. Wenige Tafeln mit einigen Stockfleckchen. Der Textband in sehr guter Erhaltung. / Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Very important ornithological publication with german and other european birds of prey / raptors - among the illustrations also numerous Falcons and material related to Falconry / (Falco / Falcon). With 60 beautiful illustrations in Folio. The illustrations in single sheets (for possible framing). The Textvolume in facsimile - the Volume with plates is the original (NOT a Reprint).. Tafelband in Originalausgabe / Der 1876 erschienene Text in Faksimile. 2 Bände (Text - und Tafelband). Cassel, Theodor Fischer, 1878. Textband in Oktavo / Tafelband in Folio. Mit 60 chromolithographischen Tafeln. Olwd.-Mappe mit Goldpräg. Original Hardcover (Grünes Verlagsleinen mit Goldprägung). Wichtige ornithologische Publikation mit interessanten Abbildungen von Falken (Jagdfalken) sowie Zubehör (Falkenkappen, Federspiel und Falknertaschen) - Einige Gebrauchsspuren an der Originalleinenmappe. Die Tafeln nahezu alle in exzellenter Erhaltung. Wenige Tafeln mit einigen Stockfleckchen. Der Textband in sehr guter Erhaltung. / Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Very important ornithological publication with german and other european birds of prey / raptors - among the illustrations also numerous Falcons and material related to Falconry / (Falco / Falcon). With 60 beautiful illustrations in Folio. The illustrations in single sheets (for possible framing). The Textvolume in facsimile - the Volume with plates is the original (NOT a Reprint). [Nissen, IVB 782. Anker 422, Schwerdt 11, 137 ff.] Plates with bilingual lettering in Latin and German / Tafeln zweisprachig (Latein und Deutsch). The plates include: Buteo vulgaris / Pernis apivorus / Astur palumbarius / Milvus regalis / Circus aeruginosus / Buteo ferox / Elanus melanopterus (Falkenmilan) / Falco cabdicans (Isländischer Jagdfalke) / Falco articus (Holböll - Grönländischer Jagdfalke) / Falco Gyrfalco (Norwegischer Jagdfalke) / Falco saqer - (Würgfalke) / Falco Feldeggii (Feldeggs - Falke / Falco peregrinus (Wanderfalke) / Jagdfalke auf der Faust / Falkenklappen, federspiel und Falknertaschen / Falco subbuteo (Lerchenfalke) / Falco Eleonorae (Eleonorenfalke) / Falco aesalon (Merlinfalke) / Falco tinnunculus (Thurmfalke / Turmfalke) / Falco cenebris (Röthelfalke) / Falco rufipes (Rothfussfalke) / Aquila imperialis (Kaiseradler) / Aquila fulva (Steinadler) / Aquila chrysaetos (Goldadler) / Aquila naevia (Schreiadler) / Aquila orientalis (Steppenadler) / Aquila elanga (Schelladler) / Aquila pennata (Zwergadler) / Haliaetos albicilla (Weissschwänziger Seeadler) / Pandion haliaetos (Fischadler) / Circaetos gallicus (Schlangenadler) / Aquila Bonellii (Bonellis Adler) / Gypaetos barbatus (Bartgeier) / Neophron perenopterus (Ägyptischer Aasgeier)/ Vultur monachus / (Mönchsgeier) / Vultur fulvus (Weissköpfiger Geier) / Strix nivea (Schneeeule / Strix uralensis (Habichtseule) / Strix nisoria (Sperbereule) / Strix scops (Zwergohreule) / Strix pygmaea (Zwergkäuzchen) / Strix bubo (Uhu) / Strix otus (Waldohreule) / Strix brachyotus (Sumpfohreule) / Strix aluco (Waldkauz) / Strix noctua (Steinkauz) / Strix dasypus (Rauhfüssiger Kauz) / Strix flammea (Schleiereule) / Strix lapponica (Lappländische Eule) etc. etc.

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        DNEVNIK PISATELYA ZA 1876-77 (Writer's Diary for 1876 and 1877)

      Petersburg: Dostoevsky, 1876. First edition. Good +. DOSTOEVSKY [ ], Fyodor. DNEVNIK PISATELYA ZA 1876-77 (Writer's Diary for 1876 and 1877), Petersburg, 1876-77. 1 leaf + 1 336 + 1 - 326. Octavo. First Edition. Two years of issues collected together in one volume. In Writer's Diary, Dostoevsky published many of his short works of fiction and non-fiction. This copy lacks the title pages indicated in the Kilgour collection, but those seem to have been added in the subsequent year given the date is for the year after the issues (for example, the title page in the Kilgour collection for the 12 issues of 1876 entries is dated 1877). Thus, these seem to be originally collected at the time of publication, and immediately bound together. All 12 issues in first state for both years (24 issues total). Kilgour 284 & 285. CONDITION: Contemporary quarter leather with faded gilt to spine, marbled boards. Much wear to boards and extremities, pages browned and spotted throughout. Faint stamps to first and last pages. Small unobtrusive repair to first leaf at bottom corner and along inner hinge with renewed endpapers. Good or better overall. SCARCE. CONDITION: Contemporary quarter leather with faded gilt to spine, marbled boards. Much wear to boards and extremities, pages browned and spotted throughout. Faint stamps to first and last pages. Small unobtrusive repair to first leaf at bottom corner and along inner hinge with renewed endpapers. Good or better overall. SCARCE. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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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.

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      Imp. y Libreria de Ramón Anglada. 1876 - Vich. 1876. Rústica. 16X11. 128Pág. Curiosa obra. Ref A 15 Biblioteca A [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems by Thomas Hood. Illustrated by

      E Moxon and Co, 1876. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; 4to - over 9.75" - 12" tall; good condition; a little wear to corners otherwise a firm copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        The geographical distribution of animals. 2 vols.

      Macmillan, London 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Blick aufs Matterhorn" originales Ölgemälde auf Holz ca. 29x22,5cm, rechts unten signiert und datiert "1876"

      . Maße im blattvergoldeten Holzrahmen 38,5x32,5cm..

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        A Treatise on Gout and Rheumatic Gout (Rheumatoid Arthritis).

      London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1876.. Third Edition - Thoroughly Revised and Enlarged. 8°. XVI, 584, 24 pages. Original Hardcover (blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering on spine). Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Provenance: As an inscription on the endpaper reads, this rare edition comes from the library of Alfred Baring Garrod's son Sir Archibald Edward Garrod (1857-1936). The inscription reads: "Prof. O. Folin from George Graham - received from Sir A.E.Garrod". Very scarce publication !. Sir Alfred Baring Garrod FRS (3 May 1819 - 28 December 1907) was an English physician. Garrod was born in Ipswich, the son of Robert and Sarah (nee Ennew) Garrod. He initially apprenticed at Ipswich Hospital, and later moved to University College Hospital, where he earned his medical doctorate in 1843. Afterwards he was an assistant at West London Hospital and a physician at the Aldersgate Dispensary. In 1849, he was appointed full physician at University College Hospital, and in 1863 became a professor of materia medica and therapeutics at King's College Hospital. In 1874, he left the hospital to become an honorary Fellow and consultant physician to the college. In 1848, Garrod had discovered an abnormal increase of uric acid in the blood of patients with gout, and was the first to propose lithium as a remedy for the disorder. He recommended lithium as a treatment for mental illness, and hypothesized that gout could be a cause of mood disorders such as mania and depression. He is also credited for coining the term "rheumatoid arthritis". In 1858, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 1860, he was elected president of the Medical Society of London. In 1887 he was knighted as "Sir Alfred Baring Garrod", and in 1890 was appointed "Physician Extraordinary" to Queen Victoria. On his death in 1907 he was buried in the Great Northern cemetery, Southgate, Middlesex. He had married Elizabeth Ann Colchester of Ipswich; they had six children. Two of his sons were zoologist Alfred Henry Garrod (1846-1879) and physician Archibald Edward Garrod (1857-1936). (Wikipedia) ____________________________ Sir Archibald Edward Garrod, KCMG, FRS[1] (25 November 1857 - 28 March 1936) was an English physician who pioneered the field of inborn errors of metabolism. He also discovered alkaptonuria, understanding its inheritance. He served as Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford from 1920 to 1927. (Wikipedia)

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