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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.

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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 MŸnchen

      1876-84, 1887-92 u. 1897, MŸnchen 1876 - Kirchner 10477. Rennhofer, Abb. S. 97. Prause 322. Art Press 9. Ð Langlebigste unter allen deutschen Kunstgewerbezeitschriften, hervorgegangen aus der Tradition des Wšchentlichen Anzeigers fŸr Kunst und Gewerbeflei§ im Kšnigreiche Baiern sowie Nachfolgerin der Zeitschrift des Vereins zur Ausbildung der Gewerke in MŸnchen. 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 RŸcksicht 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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        ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

      Hartford The American Publishing Co. 1876 - First Edition, BAL’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’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’s LEAVES OF GRASS and Melville’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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        Amadis

      Original issue which has not been derived great papers. Bound in half morocco plum wedge back with five nerves, date tail frames nets Cold dishes marbled paper, covers and spine preserved, gilded head, bookplates, elegant binding signed Semet & Plumelle. Illustrated book with a portrait of the author as a frontispiece. Pleasant specimen fully established. Provenance: from the Albert Natural library with his bookplate pasted on a guard. Imp. des bibliophiles Paris 1876 12x18,5cm relié

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        Germinie Lacerteux

      New edition. Binding to bradel half percaline hazelnut, smooth back with a gold finial, date tail piece as black sorrow, food, and guards contreplats handmade paper, red head, contemporary binding. Precious sending Edmond de Goncourt to "his friend" Théodore de Banville on the half-title page. Armorial bookplate of Theodore de Banville, engraved by Emile Royer, pasted on the inside cover first. Quite complete its frontispiece (mass grave in Montmartre, JG, 1863). Slight rubbing on the caps, a discreet power at the crease sending the half-title page, copy free of freckles. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1876 9x16 cm relié

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        City of Norwich Conn. 1876.

      Lithograph. Drawn & Pub. by O. H. Bailey. G. H. Vogt, Lith. Milwaukee, Wis. Printed by J. Knauber & Co. Sheet size: 22 3/4 x 35". Inventory#: p1012pmat.

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        Maler (Otto Dix). 1924. Gelatinesilberabzug mit schwarzem Tuscherand von 1986 auf Karton montiert.

      . Format des Abzugs ca. 25x17 cm, am oberen Rand auf Trägerkarton montiert, dieser ca. 44x34 cm.. August Sander (1876 Herdorf - 1964 Köln). - Prägestempel in der linken unteren Bildecke: "August Sander, Köln-Lindenthal". Auf der Kartonrückseite Etikett des August Sander Archive, New York: "August Sander, Menschen des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts". Publiziert in: August Sander. Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Studienband. München: Schirmer/Mosel, 2001. S. 26. Verso auf dem Karton mit Bleistift beschrieben, gut erhalten!

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        LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE SIGNEE

      - JACOB Max (Quimper 1876 – camp de Drancy 1944), écrivain et peintre français Lettre autographe signée à l’éditeur Pierre Aelberts. Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire Loiret 10 juin 1926 ; 2 pages in-8°. Max Jacob propose une œuvre innovante à son éditeur : «Lors de nos derniers rapports il a été question entre nous de manuscrits, d’autographes etc je viens de terminer un album d’une fantaisie peut être assez nouvelle dans mon œuvre et ailleurs. Cet album commencé sans prétentions se trouve avoir une cohésion dans la manière dont les « sujets » sont traités et dans les « sujets » même. Son aspect est celui d’un album de peintre à couverture de toile dans le format 28X21 que vous connaissez : il a l’aire à la fois neuf et usagé. J’y ai mis un titre « Allusions, illusions » « Album inédit, inéditable ». Ce que je voudrais en effet ce n’est pas une publication (qui couterait cher et rapporterait peu) mais que vous achetiez cet album que vous vendriez plus facilement que moi. Pour le vendre en effet je devrais me déranger beaucoup. J’en veux 1500 f ; il en vaut 3 ou 4000. (prix amateur). Il est peint plutôt à l’encre de chine qu’à la gouache, souvent dessiné seulement au crayon, à la plume. D’ailleurs il ne prétend pas au dessin et on y chercherait en vain un vrai bras ou une vraie jambe : ce dessin suit plutôt l’idée pas la plastique. Je vais vous citer quelques titres : -La chasse du caméléon depuis l’antiquité jusqu’à nos jours – L’inventeur du soutien gorge Clarks est une femme – L’anglaise mourante – Le Phonographe – Les Israélites au désert : conquête de la tortue par la torture – La chasse aux calebans dans les forêts du centre africain etc etc Il y a 38 dessins numérotés avec une table des matières et la défense sous peine de poursuites judiciaires d’en arracher un seul. Répondez-moi aussitôt que vous le pourrez ce vous désirez m’acheter cet album, mais ne me proposez pas de vous l’envoyer pour le montrer, je vous refuserais cette manière de procéder » Ces dessins sont réalisés à l’Abbaye Bénédictine de Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire où réside Max Jacob dans les années 20. Belle lettre [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Bericht über die Ausmittlung der Bahnachse und des Längenprofils der Gotthardbahn und die Bearbeitung eines approximativen Kostenvoranschlags. 3 Teile. - Beigebunden: Derselbe. Bericht über die Ursachen der Ueberschreitung des Kostenvoranschlags der Tessinischen Bahnen Biasca-Locarno und Lugano-Chiasso. 4 Teile in 1 Band.,

      Zürich, Orell Füssli, 1876 - (36 x 21,5 cm). (10) III, 94 S.; (4) XXXV, 142, XXIV (8) S.; 39 (2) S. Mit 3 mehrfach gefalteten Profiltafeln, 4 (2 mehrfach gefalteten) lithographierten Karten und 2 gefalteten Tabellen. Besitzeintrag auf Deckel (Kreisbaurat von Oberfranken), Block gebrochen, angestaubt, komplett; Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1210

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        DANIEL DERONDA (4 Books in 8 Vols).

      William Blackwood and Sons Edinburgh and London 1876 - Small 8vo. Stamped maroon cloth with gilt title to spines. A W.H.Smith's Subscription Library set, with their label to several front pastedowns. All titles and half-titles present. Covers worn and spines faded and marked, with wear to heads and tails. Some hinges rather loose. Some labels removed from front pastedowns. Previous owner's stamp to titles and half-titles. Internally quite clean, but with some pencil marks, folded page corners and slight staining. Overall a fair set of the first issue of this work. pp. 367; 364; 393; 367. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Barnabae Itinerarium, or, Barnabee's Journal

      London - Reeves and Turner, 1876 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smart, finely bound edition of Braithwaite's famous satire. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and decoration. A New Edition Carefully Revised by W. Carew Hazlitt. This text is in English and Latin. With A Life of the Author, A Bibliographical Introduction to the Itinerary and a Catalogue of his Works. With Four Plates. This didactic and satirical text describes four journeys between Kendal (Brathwaite's home) and London. The route taken is different in each instance. It is a remarkable example of the trend for topographical writings in the 1630s, but in its rollicking style it also prefigures some of the picaresque novels of the eighteenth century. (DNB)Joseph Haslewood, 1769 - 1833, was an English bibliographer and antiquary. William Carew Hazlitt, 1834 - 1913, was an Englishbibliographer. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, including slight rubbing andfading, prominent to the spine. Internally the pageshave very slight browning, with light spots throughout. Overall the condition isnear fine..

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        Youthful Diligence and Future Greatness

      London - T. Nelson and Sons, 1876 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A vintage guide to children's behaviour and character-forming. William King Tweedie (18031863) was a Free Church of Scotland minister and writer. Of the Free Church leaders of his day, Tweedie has been one of the most overlooked. A good preacher, he suffered by comparison with more brilliant contemporaries. As a writer he published much, but nothing that was considered to be profound or of lasting worth. With coloured frontispiece and numerous black-and-white engraved plates throughout. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally smart, though with some slight wear to the spine and extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. Pages are very bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD with a very good indeed interior..

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        The Poetical and Prose Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

      Reeves and Turner, London 1876 - The Poetical works in four volumes together with the Prose works in four volumes. Complete. Original publishers cloth, a bit browned to spines, with edges lightly rubbed, bindings solid. Armorial bookplates to front pastedowns and front and rear end papers foxed, but overall a very good solid set. Gilt cover decorations after a design by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. A definitive edition of Shelly's works [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        REPORT UPON THE PHYSICS AND HYDRAULICS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER Upon the protection of the alluvial region against overflow; and upon the deepening of the mouths...

      Washington, Government Printing Office, 1876. In-4 gr., leg. edit. in p. marocchino, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro, tagli dorati, cornice dorata impressa ai risg., pp. XXIV,692, con 25 grandi carte f.t. piu' volte ripieg. Relazione "based upon surveys and investigations made under the Acts of Congress directing the topographical and hydrographical survey of the delta of the Mississippi river, with such investigations as might lead to determine the most practicable plan for securing it from inundation, and the best mode of deepening the channels at the mouths of the river - Submitted to the Bureau of Topographical Engineers, War Department, 1861. Reprinted with additions". Esempl. ben conservato.

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        The Earls of Cromartie, Their Kindred, Country, and Correspondence

      Edinburgh: printed by Thomas and Archibald Constable, 1876. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Good+. SCARCE IN ANY CONDITION - IN ORIGINAL ELABORATE LEATHER BINDINGSOnly 150 copies printed. First edition, 2 volumes, 4to., 7.5" x 9.5", Volume I, xx,cclxiv, 354pp. Volume II, [6], xlvi, 583pp., woodcut illustrated in the text, over 40 plates (including engraved portraits, aquatint colour views and facsimiles). Both volumes have original gilt stamped leather boards on spine, front and back covers with corners bumped. Large gilt stamped crest on front and back boards. Top pager edges gilt. Vol.1 has 1/4" tear at top of spine, some wear and spots, more so to back cover. Vol. 2 back cover of is cracked and loose, quite soiled and scraped. Spine has 2" leather scrape near bottom. Insides are clean with no foxing. Overall condition is good+ due to boards condition noted. Contents: introduction including family trees of the Cromartie and Seaforth Mackenzies etc, and Cromartie correspondence. Several family portraits and letters reproduced. A History of the Family of Mackenzie by Sir George Mackenzie, Ist Earl of Cromartie, etc.,etc. I. History of the earls of Cromartie. Cromartie correspondence, 1662-1705.--II. Cromartie correspondence, 1706-1774. The Cromartie charters, 1257-1499. The Cromartie patents of honour, etc., 1685-1861. Narrative by John, lord Macleod ... of the insurrection in Scotland in the years 1745-6 ... Narrative by John, lord Macleod of his campaign in the seven years' war in Germany, 1757.--The Grandvale and Cromartie branch. The Royston branch. Baronies and castles inherited and acquired by George, first earl of Cromartie, 1654-1714. History of the family of Mackenzie, by Sir George Mackenzie, first earl of Cromartie.Ferguson p. 113Extra shipping costs as the two volumes weight 14.5 lbs.Book on consignment to LDRB.

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        Diamond Cut Diamond

      London - Chatto and Windus, 1876 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of this story by Thomas Adolphus Trollope. New edition. Between 1840 and 1890 Thomas Adolphus Trollope produced some sixty volumes of travel writing, history and fiction, in addition to a large amount of periodical and journalistic work. Condition: In a decorative cloh binding. Externally, generally smart, though with some bumping and a few marks. Slight discolouration to the spine. Internally, binding strained. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: GOOD..

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        Traditions des Iles Samoa

      Ernest Léroux, Paris 1876 - Octavo, pp. 589-604; a fine copy in original printed wrappers, spine split. Samoan indigenous ritual. Exceptionally scarce work on traditional beliefs in Samoa. This is an offprint with a specially printed wrapper - typically this might have been produced only for presentation by the author - from the Revue d'Anthropologie. Pierre Adolphe Lesson was the brother of René Primevère Lesson who sailed with and wrote about the Duperrey voyage. P.A. Lesson (1804-1888) was also a ship's doctor and spent much of the 1840s in Oceania. He also wrote Les Polynésiens et leurs migrations. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Segelboote im Hafen.

      . Farbholzschnitt in Grau, Ocker, Grün und Braun, im Stock monogrammiert (vgl. Goldstein, S. 154). 20,6:20,8 cm, auf den Darstellungsrand geschnitten. Schönes Exemplar auf Japanbütten.. Staschus war als Landschaftsmaler, Graphiker und Schriftsteller in Königsberg tätig. Neben M. Cunz (1876-1961) und H. Neumann (1873-1957) gehört er zu den wichtigsten Münchner Farbholzschneidern.

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        A Memoir of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford

      sp; - London - MacMillan5vol.; 9.5 by 6; I: (xvi)680pp., II: 4934pp., III: (v)570pp., IV: 504pp., V: (vii)842pp., 1876 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Amagisterial biography of the pioneering thermodynamic physicist and inventor Benjamin Thompson, with a selection of his works. Thompson (1753-1814) was born in Massachussetts, then one of the Thirteen Colonies. Apprenticed to trade with a merchant (and excelling at his chosen career), he came into contact with the middle classes and sought to emulate their ways - including an interest in popular science. After several inconclusive experiments and a failed attempt to gain a scientificeducation under articles to a medical doctor, he had a stroke of luck in a marriage to a wealthy widow whose connections afforded him the privileges society had refused him on the basis of his hard work alone. By the time the American Revolution broke out, Thompson was comfortably a member of the elite (even holding an officer'scommission in the militia), and it followed easily that he served in the Loyalist forces and readily supplied General Gage with valuable information concerning the rebels. In conducting experiments with gunpowder, Thompson's workwith the military afforded him the option to conduct research into thermodynamics with hugely reduced constraints. By this token, he had established a name for himself as a man of science by the time he moved to Londn as the war drew to an end in the form of Loyalist and British defeat. Several years later, Thompson moved to Germany where a position as aide-de-camp to a Bavarian prince enabled him to move yet further up the rungs of scoiety. It was here that he conducted his most fruitful research; into the insulating properties of different substances, conductivity, and the nature of hear. When Thompson diedin 1814, he died a count of the Holy Roman empire and British knight; and his name and legacy live on in the form of a named crater on the Moon and a set of medals awarded by the Royal Society to this day - a thorough cirriculum vitae for aMassachussetts shopkeeper's apprentice. This lovely part-illustrated set bears an armorial vignette of the Royal Engineers Library to the front board of each volume, and is expressed to have been published with noticesby Rumford's daughter (who inherited his German title)and'in connection with an edition of Rumford's complete works by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston. 'Complete in five volumes. Condition: Externally, bound in old calf. A trifle rubbed and worn. Lovely royal purple cloth boards, bearing gilt vignette of the Royal Engineers Library. Ridged spines with gilt contrasting labels, volume numbers, and embellishments. Moderate wear and loss to all calf sections (extremities in particular) and some rubbing to boards. Internally, very firmbly bound. Hinge of vol. 2 starting. Very bright and clean with broad margins and clear text; notwithstanding scattered spots to preliminary pages as might be expected. Vol I. has engraved preliminary plate and eight further plates. Vol. IV has folding schematic of expermient. All frontispieces stamped in blue ink with Royal Engineers crest. Index page of vol. Vcoming loose at top. Overall: GOOD.

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