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        Brehms Thierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Tierreichs. Große Ausgabe Erste Abtheilung: Band 1: Säugethiere 1; Band 2: Säugethiere 2: Band 3: Säugethiere 3; Zweite Abtheilung: Band 4: Vögel 1); Band 5: Vögel 2; Band 6: Vögel 3; Dritte Abtheilung: Band 7 Kriechthiere, Lurche und Fische 1; Band 8: Kriechthiere, Lurche und Fische 2; Vierte Abtheilung: Band 9: Wirbellose Thiere 1; Band 10: Wirbellose Thiere 2.

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1876 - 1879.. 2. umgearbeitete und vermehrte Aufl., 10 Bände. 1839 Abbildungen im Text und 174 Holzschnitt-Tafeln, 706/628/756/754/699/671/673/426/711/582 S. Gr.-8°, Braune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf zwei schwarzen Rückenschildern sowie aufwendiger ornamentaler Goldprägung, die den gesamten Buchrücken bedeckt. Dunkelrote Einbanddecken in geprägtem Leinen (ganzflächige Prägestruktur), Rücken teils leicht berieben, Schnitt leicht verstaubt, ansonsten gut.. Die nicht abgebildeten Bände (Das Gesamtgewicht der Bände hat den Scanner überfordert, so daß nicht alle Bände abgebildet werden konnten) sind vom Aussehen und Zustand wie die abgebildeten Bände.

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        Notes of a Voyage from New South Wales to the North Coast of Australia

      Glasgow: privately printed, n.d. but, 1876. Octavo, photographic frontispiece, eight lithograph plates and four folding lithograph maps and another map in the text; headband a little frayed, very good overall in original green cloth, bookplate of Rodney Davidson. A very scarce book, the only public account of an important expedition to Arnhem Land in what is now the Northern Territory. With a photographic portrait frontispiece of Napier himself.In 1867 Francis Napier joined the South Australian Government expedition under Captain Francis Cadell to the north coast of the state (now the Northern Territory) searching for suitable sites for settlement. Cadell had a long and swashbuckling career in exploration and trading: he had earlier won the South Australian prize for successfully navigating the Murray in a steam-powered vessel, had been involved in the Maori Wars, and in the 1870s was a whaler and trader in Fiji and neighbouring islands. 'Early in 1867 he was appointed by the South Australian government to lead an expedition to the Northern Territory to choose a site for the capital and an area for agricultural settlement. He examined the Liverpool River, went up the Roper River in a small steamer and visited Port Darwin, Anson Bay and the Victoria River. He spent most of the year in thorough investigation, but the instructions on which he acted were misdirected.' (ADB) His own report, published in the South Australian Parliamentary Papers for 1867, was openly criticised at the time.As a result, Napier's "Notes" were the only public account of the expedition and are an important document of the early contact and charting of the region. It was compiled from Napier's journal by his family and privately printed in Glasgow following his death in 1875. The plates, drawn with lithographic crayon, were done by one of Napier's brother, and are signed "JMN"

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        Illustrations of Dissections in a Series of Original Coloured Plates the Size of Life Representing the Dissection of the Body. Volume of Plates only

      London: Smith, Elder & Co. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Cover scuffed and edgeworn with splitting along spine. Tear to cover along rear lower edge. Occasional light foxing to endpapers. Dampstaining to upper right-hand section of plates. 1876. Second Edition. Brown hardback leather cover. 560mm x 380mm (22" x 15"). vi, 58 plates. 50 full page plates by Ford from dissections by Professor Ellis. Lithographs by Mintern Bros. .

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        Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

      American Publishing Company, Hartford 1876 - First edition, first printing, first state (with "THE" on half title in 10-point rather than 14-point type), peach endpapers, printed on wove paper, with preliminary matter paginated [I]-XVI and front and rear triple flyleaves of laid paper. BAL 3369. Johnson, 27-30. MacDonnell, 39-40. MacBride, 40. Octavo, bound in full blue morocco, titles to the spine in gilt, gilt tooling to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The first novel Mark Twain wrote without a co-author, Tom Sawyer is also his most clearly autobiographical novel Enlivened by extraordinary and melodramatic events, it is otherwise a realistic depiction of the experiences, people and places that Mark Twain knew as a child" (Rasmussen, 459). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Historia de la Revolución francesa / Historia del Consulado y del Imperio: Tomo I (Primera parte)- I (Segunda parte)- II- III y IV

      Montaner y Simón -79 1876-79, Madrid - 32 cm. 5 volúmenes. Holandesa piel época. Nervios y dorados lomo. Excelente estado, con todas sus lámina (pequeña falta en una esquina del tomo III). CLX- III-528/632/VIII-936/998/982 pp. En español. Book in spanish. El pago contrarrembolso lleva un recargo de 2 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha Dibujos de Gustavo Doré, grabados por H. Pisan.

      1875-1876. Imprenta y Librería Religiosa y Científica del Heredero de D. Pablo Riera. - . Barcelona. . 2 Vol. . Vol. I (400 pp.) Vol.II (452 pp.). Folio Imperial. Media Piel de época. Grabados , Literatura Hispánica (Cervantina), Siglo XIX . Monumental edición del Quijote considerada como la primera edición en castellano con dibujos de Gustavo Doré (el mejor ilustrador del Quijote), grabados por H. pisan. Contiene 120 láminas, en ambos volúmenes, fuera de texto y viñetas en los encabezamientos de los capítulos. Dos volúmenes encuadernados en media piel de época con nervios y dorados en lomera. .

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        CATALOGUE Of SHORT - HORN CATTLE, The Property of S. S. Brown, Hazelwood Farm, Galena, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois.

      D. W. Scott & Co., Steam Book and Job Printers,, Galena: 1876 - 5 inserted plates, with tipped-in images of divers cattle, "L. C. Corwine, Del". Wrappers chipped & soiled, with lower corner lacking from front wrapper. Front wrapper also with the line after "The Property of" scratched-out. A Good copy of a rare livestock catalogue. Printed pale violet coated paper wrappers [with printed date of 1877]. 8vo. 8-15/16" x 5-7/8". Later issue of this edition, with date hand-canceled, in pencil, to 1880. 39, [1 (begins section on Bulls)], 40 - 47, [1 (blank)] pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        General Karte von Central Europa, bzw. der österr. ung. Monarchie, Maßstab 1:300.000 in 192 Blatt. Herausgegeben vom k. und k. militärischen geografischen Institute in Wien.

      12 Bände. 52 x 45 cm. Auf Leinwand aufgezogen. OHln. - Schuber. - Durchgehend etwas berieben und bestossen. Schuber tlw. an den Gelenken minimal eingerissen. Innen tls. etwas stockfleckig. Die Karten rückseitig tls. etwas angerändert. Insgesamt jedoch guter und ordentlicher Gesamtzustand. Seltene vollständige Ausgabe dieser Erstveröffentlichung. Die Karten, mit dem Mittelpunkt östlich von Wien, reichen im Westen bis Poitiers, im Norden bis Kopenhagen, im Osten bis Odessa und im Süden bis Rom, einschliesslich in die Regionen Griechenlands und Türkei. Durch die vergrößerte Darstellung gegenüber der Schedaschen Karte galt die Arbeit am Ende in den Punkten Übersicht und Klarheit dieser als etwas unterlegen. Das Werk wurde 1876 vollendet und, obwohl unermüdlich verbessert, danach allmählich aus dem Verkehr gezogen. Die spätere kleine Ergänzung bzw. Erweiterung ab 1877 umfasste daher nur wenige Blätter, z.B. die Balkanhalbinsel. Am Ende zählte das Werk im Umfang 207 Blatt. - Folgende Karten in den Bänden: I. Band A.1. Manchester. - B.2. Hull. - C.1. Titel zur General - Karte von Central - Europa. - D.1. Titel zur General - Karte der österr. ungar. Monarchie. - E.1. Übersichts - Blatt zur General - Karte von Central Europa (2x). - F.1. Schleswig. - G.1. Seeland. - H.1. Malmö. - J.1. Bornholm. - K.1. Leba. - L.1. Königsberg. - M.1. Kowno. - N.1. Wiljna. - O.1. Dolginow. - P.1. Borisow. - Q.1. Smolensk. - II. Band A.2. Birmingham. - B.2. Norwich. - C.2. Zeichenerklärung zur General - Karte von Central Europa (2x). - D.2. Texel. - E.2. Wilhelmshafen. - F.2. Hamburg. - G.2. Lübeck. - H.2. Stralsund. - J.2. Kolberg. - K.2. Danzig. - L.2. Gutstadt. - M.2. Suwalki. - N.2. Grodno. - O.2. Minsk. - P.2. Bobrusjk. - Q.2. Czerikow. - III. Band A.3. London. - B.3. Cambridge. - C.3. S'Gravenhage. - D.3. Amsterdam. - E.3. Osnabrück. - F.3. Bremen. - G.3. Brandenburg. - H.3. Berlin. - J.3. Posen. - K.3. Thorn. - L.3. Nowo Georgiewsk. - M.3. Bjelostok. - N.3. Slonim. - O.3. Pinsk. - P.3. Mozyrj. - Q.3. Gomelj. - IV. Band A.4. Portsmouth. - B.4. Calais. - C.4. Brüssel. - D.4. Aachen. - E.4. Cöln. - F.4. Cassel. - G.4. Leipzig. - H.4. Kottbus. - J.4. Glogau. - K.4. Kalisz. - L.4. Warschau. - M.4. Lublin. - N.4. Brest Litowski. - O.4. Kolki. - P.4. Owruczj. - Q.4. Kozelec. - V. Band A.5. Le Havre. - B.5. Amiens. - C.5. St. Quentin. - D.5. Luxemburg. - E.5. Mainz. - F.5. Fulda. - G.5. Eger. - H.5. Prag. - J.5. Königgrätz. - K.5. Oppeln. - L.5. Krakau. - M.5. Jaroslau. - N.5. Brody. - O.5. Ostrog. - P.5. Zitomir. - Q.5. Kiew. - VI. Band A.6. Le Mans. - B.6. Paris. - C.6. Reims. - D.6. Metz. - E.6. Strassburg. - F.6. Nürnberg. - G.6. Regensburg. - H.6. Budweis. - J.6. Brünn. - K.6. Olmütz. - L.6. Leutschau. - M.6. Przemysl. - N.6. Stanislau. - O.6. Tarnopol. - P.6. Braclaw. - Q.6. Umanj. - Band VII. A.7. Tours. - B.7. Bourges. - C.7. Dijon. - D.7. Belfort. - E.7. Basel. - F.7. Ulm. - G.7. München. - H.7. Linz. - J.7. Wien. - K.7. Komorn. - L.7. Erlau. - M.7. Kaschau. - N.7. Szigeth. - O.7. Czernowitz. - P.7. Jampolj. - Q.7. Balta. - VIII. Band A.8. Limoges. - B.8. Moulins. - C.8. Macon. - D.8. Genf. - E.8. Zürich. - F.8. Innsbruck. - G.8. Brixen. - H.8. Klagenfurt. - J.8. Gratz. - K.8. Buda - Pest. - L.8. Szolnok. - M.8. Grosswardein. - N.8. Klausenburg. - O.8. Gyergyo Sz.Miklos. - P.8. Jassy. - Q.8. Odessa. - IX. Band A.9. Perigueux. - B.9. Le Puy. - C.9. Lyon. - D.9. Turin. - E.9. Mailand. - F.9. Trient. - G.9. Venedig. - H.9. Triest. - J.9. Agram. - K.9. Eszeg. - L.9. Szegedin. - M.9. Temesvar. - N.9. Hermannstadt. - O.9. Kronstadt. - P.9. Galatz. - Q.9. Ismail. - X. Band A.10. Toulouse. - B.10. Montpellier. - C.10. Avignon. - D.10. Cuneo. - E.10. Genua. - F.10. Bologna. - G.10. Comacchio. - H.10. Pola. - J.10. Glina. - K.10. Brood. - L.10. Belgrad. - M.10. Orsova. - N.10. Kraiova. - O.10. Bukaresti. - P.10. Silistria. - Q.10. Küstendze. - XI. Band A.11. Perpignan. - B.11. Golf v. Lyon. - C.11. Marseille. - D.11. Antibes. - E.11. Rogliano. - F.11. Florenz. - G.11. Ancona. - H.11. Zara. - J.11. Spalato. - K.11. Bosna Serai. - L.11. Uzice. - M.11. Krusevac. - N.11. Vidin. - O.11. Ruscuk. - P.11. Sumla. - Q.11. Cap Gülgrad. - XII. Band A.12. Barcelona. - B.12. Toroella de Montgri. - C.13. Skelett zur Militär - Marschroutenkarte. - D.12. Skelett der General - und der neuen Special - Karte von ?-sterr. - Ungarn. - E.12. Corsica. - F.12. Civitavecchia. - G.12. Rom. - H.12. Pescara. - J.12. I.Lissa. - K.12. Ragusa. - L.12. Scutari. - M.12. Pristina. - N.12. Sofia. - O.12. Philippopel. - P.12. Burgas. - Q.12. Cap S. Stefanos. Deutsch

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        NOUVELLE BOTANIQUE MEDICALE, comprenant les plantes des jardins et des champs susceptibles d'être employées dans l'art de guérir, de leurs vertus et de leurs dangers, d'après les anciens auteurs et les auteurs modernes

      - Paris, librairie R. Simon, 1876. 4 tomes reliés en 2 volumes in-4 demi-basanes rouges anciennes, dos à nerfs, auteurs, titres et fleurons dorés. Important ensemble illustré par 200 très belles planches couleurs de Mareschal, reproduites en chromolithographie. Des rousseurs sur les tranches et dans les marges, mais sans gravité; la typographie est toujours bonne et les planches superbes avec des couleurs très vives. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diseases of the Hip, Knee, and Ankle Joints, With their Deformities, Treated by a New and Efficient Method

      Liverpool Printed by T. Dobb, and Co 1876. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover rubbed. Spine faded with end split. Ex Royal College of Surgeons Ireland Library Second Edition Brown hardback cloth cover with bevelled edges 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). vii, 283pp + plates. 26 b/w plates.

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        The Official Report of the Recent Arctic Expedition

      John Murray, London, 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Report to the Admiralty of the expedition that left Upernivick on 22 July 1875 and returning in October 1876. This is an ex-library copy with flaws as described. Black half-leather binding with banded spine and dark blue covers are lightly rubbed at edges, binding is sound with strengthened inner hinges. Crossed and stamped large library label is pasted to the inside of the front cover, additional end-papers (darkened), no half-title-page, frontis map has been pasted to previous end-paper with resultant wrinkles on both surfaces and a stamp of "Free Public Library Westminster S.W." on the obverse of the frontis shows through the pasted end-paper (although not visible from the map. Title-page is darkened, has a crossed out reference number in the upper leading corner and a psted paper rectangle covering a "Free Public Library Westminster S.W." stamp, small feint stamp on reverse and short closed tear (approx 1cm) on leading edge. Pages are little darkened with some smudge marks mainly in margins, page 84 to 91have a very small ink mark on the lower corner, "Free Public Library Westminster S.W." stamp acorss the bottom of the final page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: under 1 kg. Inventory No: 61115030126. .

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        Map of the North Polar Region

      The Graphic Co., New York 1876 - VG, 32" X 24" map of the north polar region. Map has been dissected into fifteen panels that have been backed by linen. Joints have been recently reinforced. Map is slightly yellowed and corners of several panels are slightly chipped. Map shows points reached by numerous arctic explorers and contains an inset view of Wrangell Land, "As seen from Bark Nile of New London." Photo available on request.

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        Le Journal amusant, journal illustré, journal dimages, journal comique, critique, satirique, etc. [fondé par Ch. Philipon], paraît le samedi de chaque semaine 29e année, année 1876, du n°1009 du 1er janvier au n°1061 du 30 décembre [certains numéros à thème exclusif : n°1020 La chasse au sanglier dans les Ardennes par Stop (34 dessins), n°1026 Verdun, 8 jours de garnison par Randon (36 dessins), n°1038 Le tir fédéral de Lausanne par Randon (42 dessins), n°1042 En Belgique par Mars (51 dessins), n°1050 En Suisse par Randon (37 dessins) - les numéros 1028 à 1035 contiennent Visite au Salon de 1876 par Stop (210 croquis satiriques sur les uvres exposées [dont Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Doré, Boutet de Monvel, Valadon)]

      1876 - in-folio de 8 p. pour chaque numéro, soit 416 p. très abondamment illustrées par Daumier (3 lithographies), Stop, Mars, Léonce Petit, G. Randon, P. Bernay, A. Grévin, V. Morland, G. Lafosse, J. Barric, P. Léonnec, J. Pelcoq, Valio, Montbard, Alph. Lévy, T. Denoue & Coindre ; couv. du n°1052 en coul. par Grévin, demi-basane de lépoque, dos lisse orné de filets, intérieur dune grande fraîcheur [exemplaire collationné]. [périodique - Daumier], [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Third American Chess congress Chicago, 1874

      Hannibal, MO: Office of the american Chess Journal, 1876 title+[3 leaves]+[12]-103 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's green pebbled blind stamped ruled cloth with gilt lettering to cover. Signed by J W Rimington-Wilson. (Betts: 25-10, (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5201) First edition.The third United States Chess Congress was held in the city of Chicago, Illinois from July 7th to the 16th, 1874. Eight American chess masters and players participated in the "double rounds" master event by paying an entry fee of $20. The participants were previous US Congress winner George Henry Mackenzie, previous US Congress participants Frederic Elder, Henry Hosmer, Max Judd, Hiram Kennicott, and Frederick Perrin, as well as Frederick Bock and James Adams Congdon. The time control was fifteen moves every hour and for the first time in an organized US tournament draws were not required to be replayed. Elder and Kennicott both had to withdraw before their games could be completed, however the games played, their scores, and subsequent standings were included at the final. Games decided by forfeit have been omitted from this collection. As with many tournaments and events from the 19th century, no official organization of rounds or scheduling was in place. Mackenzie won his second consecutive American Chess Congress as well as the $225 grand prize by finishing clear first with +10 1/2, yet just half a point of second place Hosmer. Judd was a clear third with +7. Trailing the field were Bock (+5 1/2), Elder (+3 1/2), Perrin (+2), Congdon (+1 1/2) and Kennicott (0). This book is the rarest of the six american chess congress.James Wilson Rimington-Wilson (1822-1877) was one of the great collectors of books about chess, as well as books about other games and sports. Rimington-Wilson was born, lived, and died at Broomhead Hall, Yorkshire, England. He was a strong amateur chess player and records of some of his games survive, including a victory over Wilhelm Steinitz, the first official world champion of chess. Rimington-Wilson developed an extensive gaming library, which was maintained and perhaps added to by his son, Reginald Henry Rimington-Wilson (1852-1927). A number of documents survive describing the collection and its disposition. After the death of R. H., his son Captain H. E. Rimington-Wilson (1899-1971) ordered the sale of the library by auction at Sotheby's. The Quaritch firm that purchased the vast majority of the Rimington-Wilson lots at Sotheby's. They offered the books in two catalogs shortly after the sale. Condition:rimington-Wilson's signature to front paste down. Corners bumped, some occasional foxing else a very good to fine copy.

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        The Grand International Centennial Chess congress, held in Philadelphia in August, 1876, during the Celebration of the American Centennial

      xix+199 pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's dark brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind stamped decorative ruled covers. Annotations by Jacob Elson, B M Neill and W H Sayen. (Betts: 25-11, (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5203) First edition.The fourth American Chess Congress (called the American Centennial Championship) was held in Philadelphia on August 17?"31, 1876 and won by James Mason. There were nine players (James Mason, Max Judd, Harry Davidson, Henry Edward Bird, Jacob Elson, Albert Roberts, Preston Ware, L D Barbour, and Dion Martinez). The entry fee was $20. First place was $300. Never intended to recognize the best player in America, this tournament was geared towards attracting foreign masters, and to awarding the Governor Garland Silver Cup, as well as celebrating the American Centennial. After Mason with +10 1/2 was Judd, a distant second with +9. A tie for third and fourth was Davidson and Bird with +8 1/2. Sole fifth was Elson with +8, and then a drop off with Roberts (+5 1/), Ware (+4), and Barbour (+2). Dion Martinez and two draws with Davidson before with drawing and did not count in the scoring.Condition:Former owner's book plate on front end paper, corners gently bumped, some light rubbing to spine ends else a better than very good copy.

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        Benedetta Ernestina Maria, Prinzessin von Modena. Nach einem Gemälde von Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757), Staatl. Kunstsammlungen Dresden.

      - Pastell und Aquarell, über Kohle, mit Deckweiß gehöht, auf beigem Zeichenkarton. 56,9:45,8 cm. Provenienz: Nachlaß Friedrich Schmöle. Die Malerin und Zeichnerin Mathilde Schmöle war seit 1876 mit dem Frankfurter Kaufmann Fr.Ph. Schmöle (1844-1924) verheiratet, der 1904 seinen Beruf aufgab, um sich ganz dem Malen und Reisen zu widmen. Nach der Vita ihres Mannes, der sich 1872 ein Landhaus in Kronberg erbauen ließ und dort in Kontakt trat mit den örtlichen Malern, könnte sie mit diesem gemeinsam bis 1905 Studienfahrten in die nähere Umgebung Frankfurts, nach Wetzlar und Braunfels sowie zwischen 1905 und 1913 nach Belgien und Holland, an die deutsche Nordseeküste, nach Sylt, Helgoland, in die Schweiz und nach Norditalien unternommen haben. Sie malte Landschaften, Porträts und Genrebilder. In engem brieflichem Kontakt stand sie mit Berta Riehl, Ehefrau des Kulturhistorikers und Novellisten W.H. Riehl, dessen Tochter Helene Riehl (geb. 1850) eine Landschaftsmalerin wurde. Laut einer überlieferten schriftlichen Anmerkung der Künstlerin war sie in Weimar eine Schülerin des Malers und Radierers F. Preller d. Ä. (1804-1878). Die vorwiegend als Porträtmalerin tätige Venezianerin Rosalba Carriera hatte die Technik der Pastellmalerei insofern weiterentwickelt, als sie Porträts schuf, die ganz dem Zeitgeschmack des Rokoko entsprachen und sich großer Beliebtheit erfreuten. Der nahezu unbekannten Mathilde Schmöle gelang es mit diesem Blatt auf hervorragende Weise Carrieras Darstellungsmittel nachzuempfinden, wie eine elegante, jedoch zugleich bescheidene Erscheinung und lebendige Ausdruckskraft der Gesichtszüge.

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        Autograph Letter, signed (ÒSamuel L. ClemensÓ), to Dr. John Brown, in Edinburgh, with postscript by Livy Clemens

      Elmira, New York, 1876. 4 pp pen and ink on two 8vo sheets. Creased from prior folds, light browning at margins. Mounted and framed with photograph, displaying pp. 1 & 3 of letter. A warm and personal letter to the ClemensÕ close friend Dr. John Brown, imploring him to visit their summer idyll. ?'I wish you were here to spend the summer with us. We are perched on a hill-top that overlooks a little world of green valleys, shining rivers, sumptuous forests and billowy uplands veiled in the haze of distance. We have no neighbors. It is the quietest of all the quiet places, and we are hermits that eschew caves and live in the sun. Doctor, if youÕd only come!?" Clemens hands the letter off to his wife, who, in a short signed postscript, echoes her husbandÕs sentiments. Clemens began work on HUCKLEBERRY FINN, following the publication of TOM SAWYER, during the summer of 1876. Dr. Brown (1810-1882) was the author of the cherished dog story, RAB AND HIS FRIENDS, as well as several volumes of medical essays.

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        Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. Vol. IX. - Part 9

      London.: Zoological Society of London.. 1876.. 5 lithographic plates with handcolor, map with handcolor, black and white in-text illustrations, 10 pages unopened, 447-510pp, 12 3/4 x 10 inches, blue paper wrappers (softbound). Front cover lightly worn and soiled with slight chipping at the middle fore-edge, back cover missing; a couple of faint foxed spots to map, interior and plates in very good, clean condition with light wear to fore-edge. Beautiful handcolored plates by J.G. Keulemans including: Camarhynchus Variegatus, Camarhynchus Habeli, Larus Fuliginosus, Cestrelata Phaeopygia / Procellaria Tethys, and spheniscus Mendiculus; plus map: Outline Chart of the Galapagos Islands. .

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        The New Forest Handbook : Historical and Descriptive. With a new map and itinerary. By C. J. Phillips, author of "A Popular Guide to Southampton," &c. Illustrated with original photographs by J. G. Short

      J. G. Short, Lyndhurst 1876 - (iv); (i)-ii; (7)-106 pages + advert leaf. All edges in gilt. Large folding frontispiece map with a slightly unsightly repair, 10 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS mounted. Slightly dusty occassional foxing. Ownership inscriptions on verso of the front endpaper. Original green highly decorative gilt cloth, rubbed at the corners. The first edition was published one year earlier, it did not have photographic illustrations. John Golden Short the photographer was also a dispensing chemist, and also was the publisher of this work. A used copy of this rare photographic guide book Size: 4to ( 210 x 160 mm ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Our Birds of Prey, Or the Eagles, Hawks, and Owls of Canada

      Montreal: Dawson Brothers, 1876. First edition.. There are a few slight bubbles to the cloth on the lower front board (barely noticeable), the 30 leaves with the photographs are uniformly a bit wavy as is often the case with this work; a very attractive bright and clean copy in near fine condition.. Pp. viii, 154; 30 large mounted albumen photographic plates by Wm. Notman (mounted on verso of 30 leaves of printed cardstock, as issued, brown clay-coated endpapers). Publisher's original royal blue cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt on the spine, front cover is decorated in black and with a gilt image of an owl eating a mouse, rear cover is ornately blind-stamped along borders, 4to (11.75 x 8.5 inches). This volume chronicles the eagles, hawks, and owls of Canada and is illustrated with striking photographs by the well-known Canadian photographer, William Notman. Most copies of this work were bound in publisher's red or brown cloth; the volume offered here is bound in the publisher's in royal blue cloth which enhances the gilt lettering and gilt decorations in a dramatic fashion. No ownership marks and no signs of use.

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        The west coast of Africa as seen from the deck of a man-of-war.

      London ; Portsmouth, Eng. : J. Griffin & Co., 1876.. Blaue Original-Leinwand, 8°, 171 Seiten, 2 Blatt Verlagsanzeigen, mit Frontispiz H.M.S. Torch manning and arming boats in the River Congo. Einband leicht berieben, gutes, sauberes Exemplar / good and clean copy..

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        Ein Winter in Italien, Griechenland und Konstantinopel. Band 1-2 in einem Bande cpl.

      Faber, Magdeburg 1876 - ( Erste Ausgabe ) XI, 295 Seiten; VIII, 319 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Ohln mit goldgeprägtem Einbandrücken, 8°. Der 1.Band behandelt ausschließlich seine Reisen in Italien, der 2.Band erzählt von diversen Reisen in Griechenland ( nach Korfu, Patras, Korinth, Athen ) und in Kleinasien ( nach Konstantinopel, Stambul, Bosporus, Scutari ). Einband etwas berieben, oberes Kapital gering beschädigt, gering fleckig. Innen Besitzvermerk aus dem Jahre 1876, Papier durchgehend zeitbedingt gebräunt, wenige Seiten gering stockfleckig ( 3 Seiten etwas stärker ). Insgesamt wohlerhalten. - selten - ( Gewicht 800 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PARIS [EN PHOTOGRAPHIE; ALBUM]

      8217 - An album of 30 mounted albumen prints, most all with "Achille Quinet" stamped in red on the mount and the identification of the scene in pencil. Quinet was highly regarded in his day, and remains so. A contemporary critic dubbed Quinet's work "artistic studies", admiring how Quinet would select the simplest of subjects, choose his hour of light, and "portray with great finesse a sense of light even among the spot shadows" (Alphonse Davanne, Bulletin de la Societe Francaise de Photographie, 1876). Views of the major monuments of Paris, including the Louvre, the Place de la Concorde, the Arc du Triomphe, St. Cloud, Fountainbleau and an evocative Vue de Paris showing the rooftops of the city and the bridges across the Seine. Probably produced for the third Paris World's Fair, the Exposition Universelle of 1878 which celebrated the recovery of France after the Franco-Prussian War. Quinet's image are wholly depopulated, with an eerie but timeless stillness. Sadly, the 30 plates in this album almost all have significant foxing, as do the mounts. With the attractive bookplate of late 19th century architect Edward Francis Searles.

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        City of London Chess Magazine, The

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

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        Cities of Italy, Vol. I-III: 1. On the Rivieras, and in Piedmont and Lombardy. --2. In Venetia, Parma, the Emilia, the Marche, and northern Tuscany. --3. Florence, Siena, and other towns of Tuscany and Umbria.

      Daldy Isbister&Co, London 1876 - Band 1-3 des Werkes über die bedeutenden norditalienischen Städte cpl. Jeweils in goldgeprägten Oldr mit farbigen Rückenschildchen und goldgeprägten Fileten bzw. Innenkanten sowie mit umlaufendem Goldschnitt, 8°. Band 1 mit XXXVIII, 376 Seiten und einem Index; Band 2 mit VI, 522 Seiten und Index; Band 3 mit VI, 416 Seiten und Index. Band 1 mit einer farbigen doppelblattgroßen Karten, Band 2 und 3 mit jeweils 2 farbigen doppelblattgroßen Karten. Je Band mit zahlreichen kleinen schwarz-weißen Illustrationen. Die schönen Bände etwas berieben, gering angestoßen, gering fleckig, leicht lichtrandig. Innen in Band 1 auf Buchspiegel innen vorn ein großer Klebezettel " Oxford Local Examination 1880. ", wenige Seiten in den Bänden gering fleckig, bzw. stockfleckig, Buchschnitt teils gering fleckig. Insgesamt wohlerhaltene Reihe in den seltenen Ganzlederbänden. >> Rare issue of the 3 volumen in original richly gilt leather bindings<< ( Gesamtgewicht 2200 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Comic Poems of Thomas Hood

      London: E. Moxon, Son & Company, 1876. Octavo, foredge painting; a fine copy in full crimson morocco, with raised bands, all edges gilt. With a Foredge painting of Henley on Thames.

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        The Bicycle Journal, August 1876, The First Volume, Issue No1 August 18th 1876 to issue No 52 August 10th 1877

      The Bicycle Journal, 1876, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, First EditionSize: 250 x 190 mm. 800 pages. Item Type: Magazine. First ever 52 issues bound into one volume with green boards (detached and no spine) Mostly in very good condition but some week's issues are slightly foxed and some creased across their bottom corners and some slightly smaller. The vast majority are in vey good + condition with lots of illustrations of bicycles all Penny fathings as safety bikes were only just beeing invented. Lots of super illustrated adverts at the end of each issue, 12pp initially stretching to 16pp in 1877. ;+A scarce item. Buy with confidence, support a genuine Independent Bricks & Mortar Real Bookshop & help keep the High Street an interesting place to shop. We are Maynard & Bradley CAMBO & PBFA members (now lapsed) here in Leicester City Centre. UK +44 116 253 271210 Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Cycling; Manufacturing; Britain/UK; 19th century; Engineering, Industrial, Trade. Inventory No: 17680.

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        MEMORIE STORICO-DIPLOMATICHE DELL'ANTICA CITTA' E DUCATO DI AMALFI cronologicamente ordinate e continuate sino al secolo XVIII e divise in due volumi. Band 1-2 cpl.

      Stabilimento Tipografico Nazionale, Salerno 1876 - Mit IV, 682 Seiten, 1 Blatt und 710 Seiten, LXVIII ( Annotazioni e Documenti ),1 Blatt, 4° ( 27 x 19 cm ), im Halbledereinband etwas späterer Zeit mit neuen Vorsätzen aufgebunden. Einbände etwas fleckig und berieben, Kanten etwas bestoßen. Innen einige Seiten etwas angestaubt, wenige Seitenleicht fleckig. Bibliotheksstempel auf Vortitel ( Municipio della citta di Amalfi ). Mit handschriftlicher Widmung auf dem Titelblatt " Il Signore Andrea Barbaro proprietario dell`Hotel Luna Amalfi offre al.carissimo amico Arturo Castillanos, Amalfi 23.2.1924 ". ( Gesamtgewicht 2500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Schwerin, 26. III. 1876. - 3 SS. 8vo. "Augenblicklich sind beide Orchester-Partituren von Op 99 in Leipzig zur Abschrift bei Tümler. Von diesem Manne beziehen größtentheils alle Musikdirigenten ihre neuen Musikalien für Orchester. Aus dem mir gerade zur Hand liegenden beiden Konzert-Programmen werden Sie die Beliebtheit des Liedes &#130;Die Sonne sinkt' ersehen [ ]". - Kücken war als Flötist, Bratschist und später als Erster Geiger Mitglied des großherzoglichen Theaterorchesters. Er kam an den Hof des Großherzogs Paul Friedrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, setzte seit 1832 seine Studien in Berlin fort und wurde Musiklehrer des Prinzen Georg von Cumberland, des späteren Königs von Hannover. 1841 wurde er Kompositionsschüler Simon Sechters in Wien, war 1843 Dirigent von Männergesangsfesten in der Schweiz und wurde zum Schweriner Hofkomponisten ernannt. Nach weiteren Studien in Paris wurde er Stuttgarter Hofkapellmeister. Seit 1857 lebte er als freier Komponist in Schwerin.

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        The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

      New York: Harper & Brothers 1876 - First American edition. Not to be confused with the reprints issued in a smaller format. Nicely rebacked with red cloth, new endpapers, hinges reinforced with red cloth. Includes quality archival box. Edges & rear board rubbed, a few pages very faintly foxed, marginal tears to a couple pages (does not affect text or images), ink gift note in German on front flyleaf, dated Jan. 1877. 1876 Large Hardcover. 12 pp. with numerous full-page engravings by Gustave Dore following text, captioned with the associated couplets. Folio. A visually striking edition of the famous nautical poem known for its (oft-misquoted) lines: "Water, water, everywhere / Nor any drop to drink." First published in 1798, the Rime is Coleridge's longest major poem, and it is credited as the beginning of British Romantic literature. The gloss included in this edition first appeared in the 1817 revised edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Monograph of the Nectariniidae, or Family of Sun-Birds.

      London, published by the author, 1876-1880. 4to (318 x 247mm). With 121 handcoloured lithographed plates by Keulemans. Contemporary half brown morocco, spine in 6 compartments with gilt lines and lettering. An attractively bound and very clean copy of one of the most beautifully illustrated works by J.G. Keulemans. "An excellent monograph of an interesting family of birds, with descriptions in Latin and English, critical notes, and discussions of habits, etc., from accounts by many different observers. A total of 138 species of the group are recognized..."(Zimmer II, 588)./"Keulemans paid particular attention to colour and structure of feathering and his ability to transmit clear, accurate impressions of various plumages was held in much esteem. Overall, his skills for accurate representations are attributable to his detailed study of birds. He was a keen naturalist and to judge from the narratives of his observations, a field ornithologist of note. These attributes often stood him in good stead, as when his specialized knowledge of a particular species made it unnecessary for the author to check anatomical authenticity. As Shelley points out in the Preface to his Sun Birds: 'The illustrations, which form such an important portion of my Monograph, have been executed by Mr Keulemans, whose name is sufficient guarantee for the accuracy of the details and for high artistic skill. The latter is rendered perhaps more striking from his being acquainted with this family of birds in their native haunts; and his notes upon the Sun-birds inhabiting Prince Island have been incorporated in my work'" (Keulemans & Coldewey, 'Feathers to Brush. The Victorian bird artist John Gerard Keulemans' p. 42). The feathering is highlighted in places by the application of gum arabic. //Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Percy Sanden Godman.//Nissen IVB, 873; Zimmer II, 588.

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        "Études sur la bière, ses maladies, causes qui les provoquent, procédé pour la rendre inaltérable, avec une théorie nouvelle de la fermentation "

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars. 1876. "First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, 387, 4 (ads); 12 plates, 85 text figures; original gray printed wrappers; waterstain on spine, small chips out of the extremities, spine with cracks starting; good copy or better, and uncommon in the printed wrappers. Likely a remainder issue, with the ads on the rear wrapper extending to 1889. Pasteur describes ""a new and perfected method of preparing pure yeast [and] emphasized that yeast occasionally required small quantities of oxygen in order to retain its 'youth' and its capacity to germinate in oxygen-free environments. Having now achieved a new appreciation for the importance of oxygen in brewing, and especially the advantages of aerated wort, he insisted only that air should be carefully limited and freed of foreign germs rather than entirely eliminated"" (DSB). Garrison-Morton, 2485; Waller 10966."

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        [Dance Card or Carnet du Bal] Ball des landwirthschatftlichen Clubs fur das konigreich Bohmen [Ball for the Agricultural Club of the Kingdom of Bohemia] February 23, 1876

      Vienna: August Klein, 1876. Metal, Silk. Near Fine. Highly distinctive dance card with a roller that revolves, and a miniature oblong booklet, bound with silk and measuring 6 by 1.5 cm, that contains the dance card and can be pulled out from the metal stays. Since this relates to a Czech event (what is now the Czech Republic was a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire), everything is rendered in both German and Czech. The roller is 6 cm wide, 2 cm in depth, and with the handle, the object is 9 cm tall. The pencil that usually comes with a dance card was probably housed in the stem of the handle, and in all probability, that pencil is still there with the tip perished.

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        Something about telegraph cables. Manuscript (20pp.)

      1876 - Gibson, Henry H. Something about telegraph cables. A paper read before the Hornsea Mutual Improvement Society. Autograph manuscript signed. N.p., 1876 (date supplied in a different hand). [20]ff., stapled at the top. 318 x 203 mm. Right margins a little frayed.Gibson was a member of the shipbuilding family that founded the firm of Edward Gibson & Son in Hull, Yorkshire; he was also vice president of the Mutual Improvement Society in Hornsea, a town on the Yorkshire seacoast connected to Hull by rail. His manuscript, the text of a lecture he delivered before the Society in 1876, includes his firsthand account of the laying of the 1873 Atlantic cable between Valentia, Ireland and Heart's Content, Newfoundland, undertaken by the Anglo American Telegraph Company seven years after the first successful Atlantic cable was laid in 1866. The 1873 Atlantic cable, like the 1866 and unsuccessful 1865 cables, was laid by the Great Eastern, accompanied on this trip by the companion vessels Hibernia, Edinburgh and Robert Lowe. Gibson's manuscript describes the preparations made prior to departure, the features of the Great Eastern, the various tasks involved in cable laying (among them being numerous "calculations . . . made every few minutes" and tabulated every half hour), the crossing, and the ship's arrival at Heart's Content. Evidence in the manuscript suggests that Gibson was heavily involved in submarine cable laying; e.g. in the raising of the Malta-Alexandria cable (laid in 1868).Gibson's lecture begins with a brief history of telegraphy, from signal beacons and semaphores to the electric telegraph, which he regards as one of the wonders of the age: "New speeds along minute wires buried in the earth or sunk in the ocean, or stretched on poles in the air, telling of the fall of empires or the flight of kings, the price of stocks; of births and bankruptcies; of arrivals and accidents; of elopements and wrecks; of crops, or robberies, of murders and of markets; friends hundreds of miles apart may converse with one another as if in the same apartment." He describes the development of the electric telegraph from the experiments of the Bishop of Llandaff in 1784 to the technological innovations of his own day, paying special attention to the Atlantic Cable and its troubled history. He refers several times to information given to him by participants in earlier submarine cable ventures; e.g. Willoughby Smith, who gave Gibson a firsthand account of the laying of the Dover-Calais cable in 1850. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Narratives of the Mission of George Bogle to Tibet, and of the Journey of Thomas Manning to Lhasa

      London: Trübner & Co.,, 1876. Edited, with Notes, an Introduction, and Lives of Mr. Bogle and Mr. Manning by … Octavo. Original purple sand-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, geometric panelling in blind to the boards, pale cream endpapers. Steel-engraved portrait frontispiece, 5 wood-engraved plates and 2 illustrations to the text, folding collotype facsimile, 4 folding maps, 2 of them coloured in outline and with routes marked in red, errata slip bound in before the introduction. Recased in the carefully restored cloth, light toning of the text, a very good and highly presentable copy. First edition of these early accounts of British travel in Tibet, and uncommon. "Bogle, an officer of the East India Company, was dispatched to Deb Rajah of Bhutan and Teshoo Lama of Tibet in 1744, as a trade mission by Warren Hastings. He reached Tashico Dzong and Paro Dzong off Bhutan, and then crossed Tang La from the Chumbi Valley and reached Gyangtse and Shiagtse. In 1775 he returned to Bengal through the way of going. This was the first mission, and the second in 1783 by Samuel Turner. The introduction contains a description of the Himalayan range, and an historical account of Exploration in Tibet" (Yakushi) ODNB remarks that "it is difficult to think of anyone who fits the colonial stereotype less than Bogle". He adopted Tibetan dress and mastered colloquial Tibetan, "enjoying many opportunities to indulge in 'merriment' as he feasted with his Tibetan hosts, hunted with the lama's nephews, played chess with Kalmyk merchants". Thomas Manning "visited Lhasa and saw the Dalai Lama in 1811" (Yakushi), while he was serving as the doctor to the English factory at Canton. He was "the first and for many years the only British traveller to reach the holy city. Ignoring the fact that he had been refused permission, he rode up to the the Dalai Lama's palace, heavily but ineffectually disguised. Surprisingly he was permitted to stay for five months … Manning was far from overawed by Lhasa. 'If the palace exceeded my expectations, the town as far fell short of them', he wrote, 'There is nothing striking, nothing pleasing in its appearance. The habitations are begrimed with smut and dirt. The avenues are full of dogs … growling and gnawing bits of hide which lie about in profusion and emit a charnel-house smell'" (ODNB).

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        On the illumination of lines of molecular pressure... bound with 3 other offprints (some presentation copies)

      London: Royal Society, 1876. Crookes, William (1832-1919). On the repulsion resulting from radiation. Parts III-IV. Offprint from Phil. Trans. 166 (1876). [325]-376pp. 2 plates, text illustrations. With: The Bakerian lecture. On the illumination of lines of molecular pressure and the trajectory of molecules. Offprint from Phil. Trans. 170 (1879). [2] 135-64pp. Chromolithographed plate, text diagrams. With: Contributions to molecular physics in high vacua. Offprint from Phil. Trans. 170 (1879). [2] 641-62pp. Text diagrams. Crookes' presentation inscription to John Fletcher Moulton on fragment of front wrapper. With: On the viscosity of gases and high exhaustions. With a note on the reduction of Mr. Crookes's experiments . . . by Professor G[eorge] G[abriel] Stokes. Offprint from Phil. Trans. (1881). [2] 387-446pp. 4 plates (3 fold.), text diagrams. Crookes' presentation inscription to Moulton on fragment of front wrapper. Together 4 offprints, 4to, bound in a single volume with two other works (see below). 296 x 225 mm. Half morocco c. 1883, rubbed, corners & extremities worn. Slight marginal browning, but fine. From the library of John Fletcher Moulton (1844-1921), with his bookplate. First Editions. The first of the offprints listed above deals with Crookes' earlier discovery of what he originally believed to be "light pressure" within a vacuum balance, as predicted by the corpuscular theory of light and Maxwell's electromagnetic theory. This phenomenon led him to invent the familiar four-vaned "light-mill" or radiometer; however, it was later found (by Johnstone Stoney) that the action of the radiometer was caused not by light pressure but by the internal movements of the molecules in the residual gas. Crookes had apparently not yet accepted Stoney's explanation when he wrote "On the repulsion resulting from radiation," since in paragraph 195 he speculates that the action of the radiometer is due to the absorption and radiation of heat. The remaining three offprints are from the series of research papers that Crookes began in 1878, investigating the possibility that the dark space coating the cathode in low-pressure electrical discharges (later named "Crookes' dark space") was somehow related to the layer of molecular pressure causing movement in the radiometer. "By attempting to determine the actual paths of 'lines of molecular pressure' on the analogy of Faraday's lines of magnetic force, Crookes came to work on the cathode rays, which until then had been the exclusive province of German experimentalists. An electric radiometer whose vanes acted as a cathode showed that the dark space separating the cathode from the cathode glow extended farther from the blackened side of the vane, and that only when the pressure was reduced to a point at which the dark space touched the sides of the radiometer tube did rotation occur. . . . With his thorough grounding in the experimentally difficult art of vacuum physics, Crookes laid the foundation for the fuller investigation by J. J. Thomson of the behavior of radiant matter in the discharge tube, showing, for example, that it induced phosphorescence in minerals like the diamond; that it caused the glass of the discharge tube to phosphoresce; that its stream could be deflected by a magnet; and, most important of all, that since it cast a shadow of an opaque object . . . it traveled in straight lines and was corpuscular in nature" (DSB). Twenty years later Thomson demonstrated that this radiant matter consisted of electrons. These four offprints by Crookes are from the library of John Fletcher Moulton, an eminent barrister, judge and amateur scientist whose electrical researches had won him a fellowship in the Royal Society. Moulton bound the offprints together with two other scientific works (one of which he co-authored), as follows: De la Rue, Warren (1815-89) & Muller, Hugo. Experimental researches on the electric discharge with the chloride of silver battery. Offprint, in 4 parts, from the Phil. Trans. 169 (1878) [parts 1-2]; 171 (1880) [part 3]; and 174 (1883) [part 4]. [2] 67 [1]; [2] 71-157 [1]; [2] 159-210; [2] 211-251pp. 10 plates (incl. port. of de la Rue), 3 lith. charts. 2-page "Uncorrected proof, exclusively for the use of the Fellows at the meeting of the Society" (1883), a follow-up to Part 4, bound in before that part's title. London: Royal Society, 1878-83. Author's presentation inscriptions to Moulton on fragments of front wrappers to parts 1, 2 & 4. Spottiswoode, William (1825-83) & Moulton, John Fletcher (1844-1921). On the sensitive state of electrical discharges through rarified gases. [Part 2: On the sensitive state of vacuum discharges]. Offprint from Phil. Trans. (1879-80). [2] 165-229; [2] 561-652pp. 10 plates.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1876. First edition. Very Good. First edition, preceding the American edition by six months. A Very Good copy in the publisher's original red cloth with gilt titling on the spine and front panel, stamped in black. Both hinges expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Corners with slight fraying, now tamped back down. Name written in ink on the front paste-down, otherwise internal contents are generally clean and attractive. Housed in a quarter-leather clamshell case made by the Chelsea Bindery. A scarce book, particularly in the original cloth. One of the classic American novels, Twain's bildungsroman follows the adventures of Tom Sawyer - and his friend Huck Finn -- in St. Petersburg, Missouri told with Twain's characteristic and unmatchable wit and humor. It would become his best-selling book and its sequel, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," is arguably the greatest American novel of all time. "Mr. Samuel Clemens has taken the boy of the Southwest for the hero of his new book... and has presented him with a fidelity to circumstance which loses no charm by being realistic in the highest degree, and which gives incomparably the best picture of life in that region as yet known to fiction." (Contemporary Atlantic Monthly Review). Very Good.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. By Mark Twain

      Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. First American edition, BAL's second printing, issue B (printed on laid paper, et al., no priority as to issue established). Illustrated. xvi [i.e. xii], [17]-274, [2], [4, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue decorated cloth, plain edges. Binding worn, cloth frayed at extremities.

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        Notes and Reminiscences of My Life as an Angler ? With an Appendix containing a Description of the Caves of Adelsberg and the Proteus Anguinus

      London: Printed by Spottiswoode & Co. for Private Circulation, 1876. First edition. This is one of the royal 8vo copies. Frontispiece albumen portrait of the author in wading boots tipped in. Wood engraved plates and text illustrations by Clement Burlison, engraved by Edmund Evans. 1 vols. Royal 8vo. Original half green morocco, gilt angling designs in spine compartments, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Spine a bit faded, some rubbing to head and foot of spine and extremities, otherwise fine. Tipped in presentation slip "From Wm. Henderson, Villa Muller, Herdweg, Stuttgart, Wurtemburg." With the bookplate of Colonel Henry A. Siegel. In a handsome custom morocco-backed slipcase with inner wrapper. First edition. This is one of the royal 8vo copies. Frontispiece albumen portrait of the author in wading boots tipped in. Wood engraved plates and text illustrations by Clement Burlison, engraved by Edmund Evans. 1 vols. Royal 8vo. The finely bound privately printed first edition of Henderson's 'My Life as an Angler'. The contents were altered for the published edition. [WITH] Autograph Letter Signed to William Henderson from Thomas Satchell (Publisher). 4pp. 5"x 8", London Institution, Finsbury Circus, London: August 15, 1879. Regarding matters having to do with publication of Henderson's "My Life as an Angler." The letter reads in part: "You must not think that I am becoming dubious of the success of 'My Life as an Angler' (when it comes out early next month) because I am anxious to place a portion of the edition, which my son is producing, on the American market. I have still as much faith as ever in this book, and probably no other person has read it so many times over, but this step would probably eliminate the chance of failure, and however great my faith, I cannot close my eyes to possibility of failure with the present condition of things at home...The advisability of this procedure...arises solely from the general depression and scarcity of spending money which obtains here at the present time." There follow specific details as to size of the 1879 (published) edition, as well as details on bindings and illustrations. A SPLENDID VOLUME, WITH A NOTABLE LETTER FROM SATCHELL TO THE AUTHOR.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Historia del Descubrimiento de las Regiones Austriales hecho por el General Pedro Fernández de Quirós. Three volume set

      Madrid: Manuel G.Hernandez. Very Good. 1876, 1880, 1882. First. Nicely bound in full navy morocco, four raised foliated bands; top edge gilt. Three folding maps. ; 8vo ; lxxv,402,[ix];xxii,428,[iv];[ii],158,[i] pages .

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        The Hunting of the Snark

      UK: Macmillan. London, Macmillan, 1876. Hardback first edition and first impression. Contemporary rebind in full leather. Original wraps and spine bound in to rear. Some rubbing particularly to the spine at the upper hinge, pulling to the inside. AEG. Fabric bookmark has separated at the top. Chip to tissue guard at the title page. A nice copy. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1876.

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        Theologische Literaturzeitung.

      Leipzig, Hinrichs, 1876-1992.. Bände 1-117 ohne Band 68 in 113 Bänden. Kl-Folio (30,5 x 22,5 cm). Leinenen- und Halbleineneinbände.. ISSN: 0040-5671. Titel rückseitig gestemplet. Einige Buchrücken mit Bibliothekssignaturschild. Bände 70 und 71 sind nicht erschienen (1945 u 1946). Buchrücken berieben und bei 2 Bänden Bindung gelockert.

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