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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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Roger Collicott Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Afrika- und Kolonialantiquariat Welwitsc]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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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]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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 )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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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.

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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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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

      The American Publishing Company 1876 - First Edition, second state with the 1876 date printed on the title page and the frontispiece printed on same page of half-title page. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with minor discoloration but NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy bound in the original publisher's blue cloth. We buy Twain First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zeitschrift des Kunst-Gewerbe-Vereins zu M&#159;nchen

      1876-84, 1887-92 u. 1897, M&#159;nchen 1876 - Kirchner 10477. Rennhofer, Abb. S. 97. Prause 322. Art Press 9. Ð Langlebigste unter allen deutschen Kunstgewerbezeitschriften, hervorgegangen aus der Tradition des W&#154;chentlichen Anzeigers f&#159;r Kunst und Gewerbeflei§ im K&#154;nigreiche Baiern sowie Nachfolgerin der Zeitschrift des Vereins zur Ausbildung der Gewerke in M&#159;nchen. Die Zeitschrift ist mit Textabbildungen und tls. chromolith. Tafeln und Lichtdrucken laufendes Vorlagenwerk und illustrierter Leistungsbericht reich ausgestattet. Sie begleitet das letzte Viertel des 19. Jhs. und reproduziert dessen Wohn- und Lebensbild, auch mit R&#159;cksicht auf die Weltausstellungen: Zustand Hldr. d. Zt., berieben.

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        New Guinea and Polynesia. Discoveries & Surveys of New Guinea and the D'Entrecasteaux Islands. A Cruise in Polynesia and Visits to the Pearl-Shelling Stations in Torres Straits of H.M.S. Basilisk

      London John Murray 1876. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed, lightly soiled with edge wear. Spine with some wear to ends. Map with tears at folds and some edge chips. Ex.-lib. Cruising Association First Edition Blue/gilt hardback cloth cover with bevelled edges 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xviii, 327pp, + ads. B/w illustrations, maps and rear fold out coloured map.

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        Tombleson's Panoramic Map of the Thames and Medway

      London: J. Reynolds New edition undated circa 1876. Hand coloured engraved folding map of the Thames from source to estuary. Publishers red cloth binding with gilt titling. Spine and corners lightly rubbed. The map is very good with no defects. Label to front paste down in copperplate hand reads RG, ETG, WDG, walked to London August 7th and 8th 1877. This map was given to Willie by RG to commemorate the great event.. New Edition. Publishers Original. Very Good. 1250x255mm.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Dresden, 4. XII. 1876.. 4 SS. 8vo.. An den Schauspieler Josef Lewinski (1835-1907): "Es ist eine starke Zumuthung die ich an Ihr zwar gewiß vortreffliches Gedächtniß richte, wenn ich voraussetze dass Sie sich meiner noch entsinnen: ich kam aber der Versuchung nicht widerstehen Ihnen zu erzählen, wie wohlthuend ich vor einigen Tagen an Sie erinnert worden bin, und würde mich sehr glücklich schätzen, wenn meine Mittheilung Ihnen gleichfalls nicht unwillkommen wäre. Ich hatte meinen kleinen Kreise, zu welchem Frau Marie Seebach, Herr von Heidler, Gesandschafts-Secretär der österreichischen Legation und einige Herren gehörten die vor Kurzem in Wien gewesen waren, eine eben fertig gewordene Übersetzung von Coppee's Luthier de Cremone vorgelesen und nach deren Beendigung geäußert ich wolle sie der hiesigen Theater Intendanz zur Aufführung vorschlagen. Da rief Frau Seebach, und alle genannten stimmten ihr bei: Lieber doch in Wien! Herr Lewinski würde den Filippo geben, wie kein anderer in Deutschland! Hier in Dresden ist keiner der die Rolle übernehmen könnte [ ]". Ich weiß das das Stück seinen Erfolg auf dem theatre francois ganz vorzüglich dem vortrefflichen Spiel des Schauspielers Coquelin verdankt, und weiß noch gewisser, dass Sie es eben so zur Geltung bringen würden, wie Jener [ ]". - Das Stück des französischen Schriftstellers Francois Edouard Joachim Coppee (1842-1908) war im selben Jahr erschienen; die erwähnte Übersetzung von Wolf Graf Baudissin erschien im Jahr darauf unter dem Titel 'Der Geigenmacher von Cremona'.

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        North American Indians

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1876. Illustrations of the manners, customs and condition of the North American Indians. With letters and notes, written during 8 years of travel and adventure among the wildest and most remarkable tribes existing. 2 volumes, large octavo. Original pictorial red cloth, with titles gilt to spine and front cover, pictorial decoration in gilt and black, pale yellow endpapers. With 360 coloured engravings from the author's original paintings and a folding map. Armorial bookplates to front pastedowns. Spines slightly faded, a little wear to extremities, upper hinges cracked but holding, tips bumped, repaired tear to front free endpaper of Vol. II occasional minor spotting; a very good set with bright plates. First edition to be printed in colour of Catlin's classic work. A young lawyer turned portraitist, Catlin set out in 1830 from his home in Pennsylvania to record on canvas the indigenous tribes of North America and their way of life. His eight years among the major tribes of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains resulted in his "Indian Gallery," an enormous collection of artefacts as well as more than four hundred paintings, including portraits and scenes of tribal life. The resultant book, first published with uncoloured plates in 1841, is "one of the most original, authentic and popular works on the subject" (Sabin). "The history and the customs of such a people," Catlin wrote, "preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life, shall prevent me from becoming their historian" (Hassrick).

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        Methodik der physiologischen Experiemente und Vivisectionen. Mit Atlas.

      - Giessen & St. Petersburg, J. u. C. Ricker, 1876, gr.-8°, XI, 565 pp.; XI pp., 54 lith. Tafeln, zwei Halblederbände; Rücken erneuert; feines Exemplar. Cyon Nr. 43 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      München, 25. III. 1876.. 1 S. 8vo.. An den Buchhändler Theodor Ackermann in München: "Hiermit erlaube ich mir mitzutheilen u. zu bestätigen, dass ich mit den [...] betreffs des geschäftlichen Vertriebs meines Schauspieles: Nordische Heerfahrt aufgestellten Bedingungen einverstanden bin [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Monogramm.

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        Atlas der Diatomaceen-Kunde. 1.-14.Heft. + Verzeichnis . I-III. + Verzeichniss I-V.

      - Ascherslaben Verlag von Ernst Schlegel, 1876-1877, Folio, 56 lith. Tafeln mit je einem Blatt Tafelerklärungen; Leipzig, Halbleinenmappe. Heft 1-2, zweiter, verbesserter Abdruck, Heft 3-14 erste Ausgabe, die ersten 56 von insgesamt 480 Tafeln in der seltenen original Ausgabe! - Beigelegt ein Band mit dem "Verzeichniss der in A. Schmidt's Atlas der Diatomaceenkunde Heft 1-36 (Serie I-III) abgebildeten Arten und benannten Varietäten nebst den mit angeführten Synonymen" (Leipzig, O.R. Reisland, 1890, 4°, 29, (3) pp.) und dem "Verzeichnis der in A. Schmidt's Atlas der Diatomaceenkunde Tafel 1-240 (Serie I-V) abgebildeten und benannten Formen. Hrsg. von Friedr. Fricke" (Leipzig, O.R. Reisland, 1902, 4°, 69, pp.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Hartford The American Publishing Co. 1876 - First Edition, BAL&#146;s early state "B" with illustration on verso of half-title and xvi foliated. Printed on wove paper. Both this and the first issue were released on the same day of publication in equal numbers. With one-hundred and sixty black and white illustrations of such memorable as Injun Joe, Aunt Polly, Becky Thatcher, and of course Tom Sawyer. 8vo, publisher&#146;s original blue cloth elaborately decorated in gilt and black on the covers and spine. [i-xii], with [ix, x, xii mispaged xii, xiii, and xvi as called for], [17], 18-274 [-276], [4] ads pp. A very handsome copy in an unusually pleasing state of preservation, the text-block is very clean, and unusually well preserved, the binding with only very light evidence of edgewear or shelving, the rear inner hinge with very expert, essentially imperceptible closing at the join of the free-fly and pastedown. A very nice, bright and handsome copy of an iconic and cornerstone American literary work. FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH. A HANDSOME AND UNCOMMONLY PLEASING COPY OF THIS GREAT AMERICAN LANDMARK, it is the first novel in which the hero is a boy and the boy is the hero throughout. TOM SAWYER is now thought to be, along with HUCKLEBERRY FINN, one of the great stepping stones to the modern American novel. It, like Whitman&#146;s LEAVES OF GRASS and Melville&#146;s MOBY DICK, typifies and describes the American spirit. It lies at that very special moment in history when America, having challenged its past sets off on the new adventures that will force it into the coming century and the great expansion of its democratic spirit. To this day, it remains a cornerstone of American literature. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. in one volume.

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

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        Progrès de l'Industrie des Matières Colorantes Artificielles

      1876. WURTZ, (Charles Adolphe). Progrès de l'Industrie des Matières Colorantes Artificielles. Extrait des Rapports du Jury de l'Exposition Universelle de 1873. 192 pp. Illustrated with 5 folding plates and 29 mounted textile samples. 8vo., 247 x 155 mm, bound in original wrappers. Paris: G. Masson, 1876. A scarce work on artificial dyes by one of the leading French chemists of the nineteenth century. Especially useful due to the presence of the 29 mounted textile samples. Some wear and repair to the wrappers, but basically sound. Moshe Ron, Bibliotheca Tinctoria, no. 1128.

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        Dyeing and Calico Printing;

      1876. CRACE-CALVERT, F[rederick]. Dyeing and Calico Printing: Including an Account of the Most Recent Improvements in the Manufacture and use of Aniline Colours. Illustrated With Wood Engravings and numerous Specimens of Printed and Dyed Fabrics. xxxii, 510 pp. plus 2 pp. of ads. With a folding table, 14 wood-engraved illustrations and 56 mounted fabric samples. 8vo., 215 x 130 mm, bound in original red cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Manchester: Palmer & Howe; London: Simpkin; New York: Wiley, 1876. First Edition. A standard work, scarce, and of especial interest for the 56 large mounted examples of dyed fabric samples. The author, a Fellow of the Royal Society, died in 1873 at the age of 54. "This work, for the most part, consists of revised MSS. of a treatise on colours other than aniline, on which the late Professor Crace-Calvert was engaged almost up to the time of his decease" (from the Preface). The samples are all present and in fine bright condition; the preface lists the firms who supplied them. Chip in head of spine, covers and spine with some sun fading. Bolton I, p. 380, listing only the second edition. Edelstein 2885. Not in Lawrie.

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        Blick auf weite Landschaft (Ndb.?).

      20. Jh... Öl auf Leinwand. 39x46,8 cm (Bildformat). Rechts unten signiert.. VO // Internet // Mitglied der Luitpold-Gruppe und der Münchner Künstlergenossenschaft. Zügelschüler // Lebensdaten: Dresden 1876 (78?) - 1949 Hof. Gerahmt (beschädigt). Anm. zur Rechnungstellung: -Die Buchpreise beinhalten den reduzierten MwSt.-Satz von 7 % gem. Regelbesteuerung. Diese wird gesondert ausgewiesen. -Kunstgegenstände wie Grafiken, Zeichnungen, Gemälde unterliegen der Sonderregelung gem. § 25a Abs.3 Satz 1 UStG (Differenzbesteuerung) bzw. § 25a Abs.3 Satz 2 UStG (Diff.-Margenbesteuerung). Der Gesamtpreis der Rechnung für Kunstgegenstände enthält die Versandkosten und die nicht gesondert auszuweisende MwSt.

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        An Elementary Treatise on Elliptic Functions *****FIRST EDITION***

      Deighton, Bell and Co. 1876 - VERY GOOD; FIRST EDITION; the pages are clean and unmarked and the binding is very good; the covers show general wear and the spine lettering is very good; there are 2 signatures on the flyleaf, one from 1876 and one from 1988; there is some foxing to the title page; Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La république des Lettres Revue hebdomadaire - Premier volume de la deuxième série ( 9 juillet - 24 septembre 1876) - Second volume de la deuxième série (1er octobre - 17 décembre 1876)

      First Edition. Bound in half brown shagreen, spine 5 nerves rubbed, caps rubbed, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper. The Dram appeared serially in the Republic of Letters from April 1876 to January 1877.Nombreuses collaborations JK Huysmans, José Maria de Heredia, Catullus Mendes, Anatole France, Théodore de Banville, Edgar Allan Poe, Prouvaire, Francois Coppe, Albert Glatigny Leon Dierx, Leconte de Lisle, Victor Hugo, Leo Cladel Jean Richepin Stephane Mallarme, Maurice Rollinat Richard Wagner, Maurice Bouchor, Villiers de Lisle Adam etc ... Emile Zola The stunner, in large part in our complete copy, was published in installments in the Republic of Letters from April 1876 to January 1877.Exemplaire quasi-free foxing. Very rare magazine gathering the largest feathers of Parnassus. Richard Lesclide Paris 1876 24,5x16cm 22 fascicules reliés en un volume.

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