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        Die deutsche Kaiserstadt nebst Potsdam und Charlottenburg mit ihren schönsten Bauwerken und hervorragendsten Monumenten. Eine malerische Wanderung in Buch und Bild für Einheimische und Fremde. (Titel des gestochenen Titelblatts: Berlin - die deutsche Kaiserstadt nebst Potsdam und Charlottenburg in photographisch treuen Stahlstichen. Mit historisch topographischem Text).

      37,2 x 29,5 cm. 418 S. Mit gest. Titelblatt mit Ansichtsvignette und 47 Stahlstichansichten. Gold- u. schwarzgepr. OLn. (etw. berieben u. best., Gelenke mit kl. Beschädigungen). Berlin-Bibl. S. 53 (Erstausgabe 1876).- Zweite Auflage der Prachtausgabe. Mit einer Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau und Ansichten vom Schloss, Museum, Alexanderplatz, Nationalgalerie, Universität, Bauschule, Schloßbrücke, Brandenburger Tor, Gendarmenmarkt, Opernhaus, Reichstag u.a. Aus der "Umgebung": Charlottenburg, Tegel, Glienicke, Potsdam (6) und Sanssouci (2).- Vorsätze papierbedingt gebräunt u. mit kl.Fehlstelle. Titelblatt etwas geknittert, vereinzelt minimal braunfleckig. Insgesamt noch gut erhalten.

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        Saint-Girons. Une Campagne administrative dans les Pyrénées. Nice, 15 mars 1876. *** Les Fleurettes. Paris, juin 1882 *** Dans les Bois. Cestas, 17 octobre 1882. *** A propos d'Alfred de Musset. Souvenirs très âgés. Cestas, octobre 1884. *** Le Joli Sentier. Clagny, juillet 1885. *** L'Infini. 2 juin 1887. *** Sur l'Amour. Cestas, octobre 1888.

      - Nice, Paris, Cestas, Clagny, 1876-1888. 8 livrets in-8, de 8 ou 16 pp., brochés, en bel état général (1er livret taché), sous chemise demi-chagrin bleu nuit et étui (bords de l'étui un peu frottés). Ensemble de 8 rares plaquettes de poésies du Baron Haussmann. Tirage sur papier Japon. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876 - Square octavo. Original blue vertically-ribbed cloth decoratively stamped in black and gilt and lettered in gilt and blind on front cover and spine, back cover decoratively stamped in black with publisher's device stamped in black in the centre, buff endpapers. Housed in a custom blue quarter-morocco solander box. A little expert restoration to spine ends, only very mild rubbing, spine a bit dulled, front board gilt bright, internally clean with just a little foxing. An excellent copy in bright cloth. Wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous wood-engraved text illustrations by True Williams and others. Rare first American edition, first printing, first state, of one of the universally recognized masterpieces of American literature, Twain's irrepressible and unforgettable "true boy's book". The first novel Mark Twain wrote without a co-author, Tom Sawyer is also his most clearly "autobiographical Enlivened by extraordinary and melodramatic events, it is otherwise a realistic depiction of the experiences, people and places that Mark Twain knew as a child" (Rasmussen, 459). Originally published in England (without illustrations), Tom Sawyer arrived at a momentous point in American history: Custer had recently lost the battle at Little Big Horn and America was celebrating its centennial. "Publication of Tom Sawyer was little noticed The book has, however, proved to be one of the most durable works in American literature. By the time of Twain's death, it was his top-selling book. It has been in print continuously since 1876, and has outsold all other Mark Twain works" (Rasmussen, 459). "This was a true boy's book, and surviving copies are proof of how rough little boys can be on books" (MacDonnell, 40). First printing, first state (with "THE" on half title in 10-point rather than 14-point type), peach endpapers, printed on wove paper, preliminary matter paginated [I]-XVI and front and rear triple flyleaves of laid paper. BAL 3369. Johnson, 27-30. MacDonnell, 39-40. MacBride, 40. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        From the Earth to the Moon

      This is a very rare surviving group of two different programmes and the Script book for the production Jacques Offenbach's Fairy Tale Opera stage adaptation of the Jules Verne Science Fiction interplanetary novel "From the Earth to the Moon" titled "Le Voyage Dans La Lune" for its appearance in Leicester Square at London's Royal Alhambra Theatre in 1876, the lot consists of two different four page programmes, one of which is illustrated, the other item is the 40 page script book of the Stage Play, only one item is dated and that is the illustrated programme which carries the date of 20th November 1876, online records show the play was originally preformed at the Alhambra Theatre on 15th April 1876, it is possible that the other programme in this lot is from the first production, and the second one when the production made a return to London later in the year, Some soiling to the covers of the script and some creases to the programmes else all are in good general condition, a nice set of these very scarce and fragile survivals

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        I RACCONTI DELLE FATE VOLTATI IN ITALIANO DA CARLO COLLODI - PRIMA EDIZIONE - 1876

      Felice Paggi, Firenze 1876. In 8o, pp. 304, mz. tela, antiporta illustrata + 5 tavv. incise f.t. Molto raro. Asportazione di parte superiore del frontespizio (1 cm. per tutta la lunghezza della pagina, probabilmente per eliminare firma ex-libris), minimissime fioriture, restauro d'epoca a strappetto alla pag. 251, timbretto di collezione al frontespizio. Manca la pagina di indice e (forse?) l'occhietto (19017/CARLO COLLODI - CHARLES PERRAULT - JEANNE MARIE LEPRINCE DE BEAUMONT - MARIE-CATHERINE D'AULNOY)

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        Fru Marie Grubbe. Interieurer fra det syttende Aarhundrede.

      1876 1876 - Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Gyldendalske Boghandel 1876. [2] + 338 s. Let bruneret eksemplar indbundet i lidt kedeligt, let restaureret halvlæder, indlagt i smuk nyere bogæske med blindtryk på skindryggen. * J.P. Jacobsens eget eksemplar med hans initialer på det blanke forsatsblad og formentlig indbundet af forfatteren selv. Eksemplaret har en række rettelser til teksten i Jacobsens egen hånd

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        TO THE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY [caption title]

      [Townsend, De.], 1876. Broadside, 9 x 7 inches. Some light creasing. Near fine. Tirade against the perceived disenfranchisement of the "poor white Democratic voter" in Delaware. Townsend rails against a proposed system to elect candidates for the Legislature and Levy Court by delegates, as opposed to an open election by individual ballot. He writes: "It is a damning insult to poor white Democratic voters to be opposed in this underhand manner by men who seek to lead the Democratic party for their selfish interests....The white Republicans allow the Negroes in their party to help nominate by an equal vote by ballot, and we, the white Democrats, who claim to be the descendants of Jefferson and Jackson, debar and refuse even-handed political rights and justice to the white Democratic masses." Samuel Townsend (1812-81) was a vigorous and interesting force in Delaware politics. "In this respect historians have portrayed him original, aggressive, and public spirited, as well as a 'cross for some Democrats to bear.' Samuel was outspoken and opinionated, submitting frequent editorials to Delaware newspapers and publishing political broadsides. He attended numerous state Democratic conventions and was a delegate to the national conventions in 1848 and 1852. In 1860, he was a key player in the controversy surrounding Delaware's delegation to the national convention in Charleston and Baltimore. Throughout the Civil War he was an avid supporter of the Union cause, but did not advocate the emancipation of slaves. During Reconstruction, Samuel helped found Delaware's White Man's Party, which fought to have the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments repealed. Samuel Townsend remained active in politics and business until shortly before his death on 5 December 1881. He was buried in the Friends Cemetery in Odessa, several miles north of Townsend, Delaware, which bears his name" - Townsend Family Papers. OCLC locates only one copy, at the American Antiquarian Society. Rare. OCLC 316965116. University of Delaware, Townsend Family Papers (online).

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        The Bar-Tender's [Bartenders] Guide; or, How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks

      Dick and Fitzgerald, Publishers New York (1876) - First Separate and Revised Edition. Original rust red cloth, black decoration and print at front cover and spine, small octavo, 107 pages plus ads. Full title continues: "Containing Clear and Reliable Directions For Mixing All The Beverages Used In The United States, Together With The Most Popular British, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish Recipes; Embracing Punches, Juleps, Cobblers, Etc., Etc., In Endless Variety. By Jerry Thomas, Formerly Principal Bar-Tender at the Metropolitan Hotel, New York, and the Planters' House, St. Louis." Jerry Thomas and publishers Dick & Fitzgerald introduced the first cocktail mixing guide in America in 1864 bound with Schultz' Manual for the Manufacture of Cordials which is dropped for this edition. This second edition is the first time that the 'Tom Collins' drink makes an appearance in print. A seminal work of American bar tending. A firmly bound nearly Very Good copy, general soiling to covers, centimeter long tear and minor cloth loss at upper front spine edge, a number of dog-eared pages and light stains throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Journal Describing the Events of an 18 month Sojourn in the Philippines, while Shooting Birds for Collectors in England, 1876-1878

      octavo, entries closely written on 123 pages, plus blanks, bound in contemporary black boards, somewhat rubbed and scuffed, entries in very good, clean and legible condition.F. Everett is engaged in the enterprise of collecting bird specimens in the Philippines by his brother Alfred (Alf). Everett is a young man, not yet "of age" who hopes not only to earn money, but also to build his self confidence in the enterprise. Everett gives detailed descriptions of the country and the various small towns and jungle villages he visits, the work of shooting and skinning birds and the hardships which become more apparent as time goes on and which include the somewhat perilous voyages between islands. Everett and his brother Alf find it difficult in maintaining the schedule required to maintain a profit, and Everett himself is constantly assailed by feelings of his own inadequacy. Fever, ague, dysentery are not uncommon, and extreme discomfort is ever present. Alf is constantly laid up with fever and the writer is frequently attacked by ague, small wonder, as he is frequently up to his knees in water. From time to time they ship consignments of bird skins and other specimens back to England. Everett describes the birds they shoot and skin, including birds of paradise, trojans, argus pheasants, hornbills, hawks, eagles cockatoos, etc. Everett records the financial difficulties and worries of making the expedition pay, his own gnawing self-doubts, and in short presents a vivid picture of a most unusual experience. Eventually, disillusioned, he signs an agreement to work for 6 months for Smith, Bell & Co., in Cebu, and the end of the journal finds him in Tacloban, on the way to Manila, and preparing to return to England. Rare journal, 19th century Philippine manuscript material is very uncommon, particularly in English.Sample Quotations"… I am to have everything found & £60 p.a. & if the profits exceed my salary at the rate of 10% I am to have 5% of the excess…" They leave the London docks aboard the Braemar Castle, on November 22, 1876 and reach Penang on January 1, 1877, and Singapore two days later, from whence they embark for Manila on the 20th (fare $ 80.00 each). At Manila they put up at Lala's Hotel ($ 2. per diem) while making necessary arrangements with Consul, hiring interpreter, cook etc., and by the 29th leave for San Mateo in 3 small gigs ("very rough road").Then Everett's adventure begins in earnest:"4/1/77 In five days we have obtained over fifty specimens the value of which we reckon is abt £17. We are two or three miles from the mountains but there is some very good shooting in the fields and alongside the little streams they are edged chiefly with clumps of bamboo. The water buffaloes are rather a bother they do not like white men, tho' they are as tame as can be with the natives there are often a couple of hundred of them in the rice fields we have to navigate so as not to come within fifty yards of them in crossing this takes a long time very often & takes up time that ought to be spent shooting. I manage to kill about one bird in two shots this is better than I expected to be able to do at first… My Spanish is very much behind hand I must work it up. We have an interpreter (at $ 12 per month) & a cook at $ 6 per month) I can glean a good deal from them. We have decided to collect a few butterflies here tho they are common I hope to begin tomorrow… We shall want more stores & ammunition soon. Alf went to Manila on the 8th for stores … brought back powder & shot… we were out shooting when they arrived & I came in wet up to my hips having been in the water to fetch a bird Alf shot a hawk… A has engaged another interpreter Pedro by name he was with the last English consul for a time… We have got now 168 skins & 61 species we value them at £42 & our expenses from the time we left Manila to the time we got back there at £50 We also reckon that we have money enough to take us down to Paraquas to Porta Princessa & Balabac & to last us for eight months in this time we shall likely send home three or four more collections.""15/3/77 … Our first collection goes home by the next ship worth about £70 contains 300 skins & abt 90 species has just covered expenses according to Alfs estimate. The last week at Malbran had to work single handed Alf had a bad rash on his face & thought it wisest to lie up for a week at M The day he left I began to get it & was too seedy to shoot the whole week. I managed to look to the skinning & with Pedro's help got through over fifty birds including seven hawks & two Hornbills. Alf values my week at £17 which is the best we had although I only got two new species. I am now getting more accustomed to the multitude of novel sights, scenes & mode of living, people, etc, etc & in consequence my memory is becoming clearer … For this reason I want to stick to collecting as I shall have most leisure thinking time to learn in. At present I do not know three hundred Spanish words correctly… but if Alf leaves me at Cebu for three months, I think he'll open his eyes when he comes back at present he thinks I have not the energy or the power to learn…""25th The "Sorsagon" did not leave Manila till the 17th, there was a ship on the bar at the mouth of the Pasig which blocked up the whole of the narrow exit. So we went back to Lala's for the night At eight o'clock on the 17th we were on board & soon after hauled off, getting clear of the river about nine. We had two priests on board they appeared to be very quiet men & pretty well informed although not of a high class… We passed the Island of Tablas close in, it appears to be well wooded & looks a good spot for collecting … The old jungle for miles round Cebu has been cleared some years ago, the hills are still quite bare of trees, nothing but coarse grass appears to thrive there now. Alf pitched upon some coal mines belonging to a Chinese mestizo in the old jungle near Campostela .. about ten miles from Cebu… A small steamer was going to Campostela,,, offered us a passage in her which we gladly accepted as well as an introduction to the proprietor, Isaac Con ai. Leaving Cebu soon after six on the 21st we arrived at Campostela & were put up by Isaac in an empty house of his for the day so next day fortified with a letter of introduction to his manager, Pedro, we set out to walk our traps & servants to follow in the coal wagons… It turned out to be more than eleven miles & pretty decent mountains to travel over… Yesterday collecting was begun & resulted in twelve birds being registered as secured. …""3 - 6-77 … We collected at the mines from the 24th of March to the 21st of April. Alf was down once with a sharp attack of Fever which lasted best part of a week… Collecting very hard work the country very hilly & very few birds to be got. There are no deer or Horn-bills this side of the Island. … We hired four more hands & got passports to Bohol intending to take only a few traps with us enough for a months stay … We left Cebu early Sunday morning .. we arrived at Batuan the seventh in the afternoon & put up at the Tribunal collected for a week till the Oriana returned from Cebu to take cargo up to Surigan got about 120 skins worth about £30 … While we were at B a report arrived that the governor of S was coming so we had to remove to another house. The country round is capital collecting ground being flat & covered with old jungle & a thin undergrowth as well, there are plenty Hornbills three or four sorts, we observed over sixty other species of which we obtained fifty. Alf wants to return there again to go up the river to the range of mountains that run like a backbone all along this strip of Mindanao. We are now at, or rather four miles from Surigan in a Nipal shantee belonging to Senor Castro a Tagalo he has lived here over forty years & owns a rice farm. …"12/ shooting 13th left Dinagat for Surigao in boat to get passports for Cebu going in boat to get more powder etc. Left Surigao 8 am took two Spaniards on board for Panaon engineers special Commission from Spain to examine the mines Arrived at South end of Panaon abt 5 slept in boat got as far as Massin in Leyte 16th anchored at south end of Mactan… 26th Sunday San Juan's day Fiesta again rained in the middle of the procession…Alf has been seedy ever since I arrived it is not fever, but everything he takes comes up again. While I was away he collected a large number of Beetles, twenty eight Lemurs, a few shells & birds. …""9th left for the coast of Leyte in the Cananero Panay she carries a fine swivel in her bows & two Falconets fastened to her bulwarks astern. The Comandante is learning English from Don Thomas Heighington a native of Bristol. He has been roughing it amongst these Islands for about eleven years & is now pulled to pieces by fever. Besides being pretty hard up. The Panay is nearly flat bottomed only draws four feet … The Commandante landed me at a small village called Timoliag some way from Siloan. I took a Banca & got as far as Maliebog by night & decided to go into the mountains instead of proceeding to Siloan as I had at first intended. 10th collected a few birds… 12th Left for the mountains with six men to carry my traps did not reach our destination till past six. A small nipal shantee in the middle of a large abaca plantation, dimensions are 18 ft x 12ft swarming with ants, neither tables nor chairs & anything but watertight, no grub to be got nearer than Maliebog. All the hills composed of coral… 21st Fine, men turned up from Amparo … Left for A at 1 o'clock arrived 4.30 walked part of the way barefoot & got nicely knocked about for my pains nothing but limestone splendid torrents forming & running in their channels crossed several small ones skirted along the edge of one large one, for over a couple of miles, sometimes up to our knees in water at others scrambling amongst the roots of trees & over great boulders, finally we crossed it where it was abt fifty yards wide, only four feet deep, yesterday it was ten feet at the same place Saw a number of large Horn bills & as soon as I arrived obtained a few splendid looking Benpresters. …""10th South Leyte There is a Casco going to Ubay from here when the weather permits I am arranging to go in her… 11th M is a little better this morning… I think my best plan will be to stick at Ubay if I can get there, till my money is all gone. It is the dry season there & I am told there are lots of Birds & especially Horn Bills there. Im sure I hope there are for Im not much above £23 in birds & Alf by my non appearance in Cebu will expect that I am doing up to 18/ per diem in birds alone.Alf is sure to have left Cebu before I get there. The next batch of collections is to be distpatched by the beginning of September, say a months time, I must make up £40 in Birds by that time.""… Masin is a large village of about 10,000 inhabitants. Hemp (abaca) & sugar the chief exports. Way to the back is a range of hills composed of Limestone. The village reaches from the beach to their base a distance of less than half a mile, at some points less. The hills are for the most part bare but some have little second growth on them, in the gorges & rifts may still be seen a little old jungle. Away in the more distant hills at their summits protruding from out of the old jungle with which these are covered are great masses of Limestone resembling in their structure & whitish appearance ancient turrets, castles &c … outside Masin stretches a reef bare at low water an entrance at the South side, this natural harbor although it is certainly very small & shallow still affords considerable shelter for small craft from the rollers that come thundering during the SW Monsoon. … The sea was too bad for us to fetch the landing at Cebu so we had to land two miles lower down. L walked to Cadell's… Alf is in Negros, Dumaguete. Arrived in Cebu 28th July having done nothing in Placer Left about 1st for D. advises me to go to Mactan till I hear from him. He is looking for a smash. If the Marquis does not advance we shall have to draw a Bill on our collection in September, which will be cutting off our hopes of cash in January. This is as near to a crash as will or can come just now. … Still we must have nearly £80 worth to send in the first week of September if we want to draw $ 200 I have only about £30 & cannot reckon on more than £5 in Mactan…""Cordova I left Cebu for Mactan (Cordova) 22s in the afternoon, found the Pueblo to consist of seven or possibly eight tumbledown nipah shanties no Casa Real so I invaded the Tenentes house & am stuck in a corner of the only room with a transparent curtain hung up as a "screen" Birds very wild & moulting, wind, thunder, rain in abundance… House contains squalling brats by the thousand old women dozens & is inundated with men – far the lowest type of Indians I have met with yet… My Rice tea etc will be out in three days more if Alf does not turn up soon I shall have to send to Cebu for more nothing is to be got here. My idea in the event of the Marquis failing is to discharge Pedro & Martin & keep only the cook Alf got in Surigao go to Leyte & the small islands close by at the North end, from thence Manila wards by short stages, forwarding the bulk of our things to Manila by steamer from Cebu & if necessary keeping our collection with us till we reach Manila & then draw a good big bill on them & clear outstanding bills…. it will be a great pity if we have to leave out Bohol it has never been visited yet & it is not likely Alf will be able to come down this way again…""17/9/77 Amparo I little thought when last I wrote that my next entry would be at Amparo again. Early on the morning of the 8th I got a note from Alf he had arrived from Dumaguete the afternoon before, as soon as I could get my passport signed I moved to Cebu… I found Alf busy packing skins, his birds etc value £50 or about that, my beetles he puts much higher than I did, so that my total is a little under £48. This collection went by the "Butuan" (14th consisted of three cases skins, skeletons, & shells & 1 (cased) cask of reptiles etc. Total value say £95 Alf drew a bill for £30 - $ 150 & we have another $ 100 left, we have discharged Martin & paid his passage to Manila $ 8, it is a good riddance…""28th Panaon San Francisco I moved here last Monday 24th leaving Amparo at Midday slept on the Banco off San Roque & arrived here 11 a.m. the 25th I went out in the evening & had six shots, one at a white headed hawk one at a large Leyte Hornbill & four at a Spilonis. This last did not even trouble itself to move to another tree when I fired. I thought after the first shot that it was too badly wounded to fly, but no, while loading for a fifth try it sailed off to another tree close bye & just after, three Hornbills flew into the same tree I had my sixth bang at one of them & of course missed…. I have observed about thirty species of birds myself & the natives report a good many mamalia as being common I have offered pretty good prices, so perhaps something will turn up soon. In one day good shooting I might easily knock up £5 … Here I am now within three weeks of being of age & not supporting myself in a bona fide manner, but still I have something to be satisfied about namely that I am earning Alf more than I used to do, I can collect & skin much better then when at Surigao… Secondly, I have gained much more confidence in my own abilities & should not now fear taking a berth in a first class house in Manila or any place for that matter… I have got nice little plan for work sketched out either for my returning home, or for my settling here. I may say it is a greater programme than I have ever dared to contemplate…""October 2nd San Francisco Shooting pretty well this morning, brought in Hypsepetes Shrike & Woodpecker ♀, lost the ♂ of this last from my button hole, whilst trying to get out of the jungle after failing to come up with some calls I had quite lost myself in some thick scrub growing in a regular swamp how I got into it I don't know, but I took a long while getting out again. I wounded two Baluds & missed twice … 3ed A little better work today had eleven shots killed seven & wounded four which got away ( 3 cockatoos & g shrike a Cagu brought in total to date £5. 12. 4 . … I shot a callo, wounded it the first shot, & then had four more before I could polish it off after all I had to kill it by hand when it fell, the big shot is not big enough to kill, & I have only a few slugs with me. I have brought my total up to £ 7 10.0 this is getting better but I ought in two more days to be up to £ 13. I do not observe many new species now, I have only recognized 33, but as yet I have done nothing with the small birds.""7th Sunday. Total up to £ 11.14.0. Skins 35 observed 40 species. I have enough paper, wool & no one shot for about another week… Yesterday I got two Callo in two shots one quite young. I have been much better the last few days & consequently shooting better… I am not over fond of this extreme isolation, not even my boy (Carlos) can understand half I say to him.""Talibon Bohol 28/ My first Sunday alone here. Alf left for Cebu last Thursday about 1 pm. We moved to Masin from Amparo on the 17th & took Banca to this on the 19th arriving here the 20th Saturday late in the afternoon (6 pm). Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday we all worked together & knocked up 53 skins the last twenty of which I skinned on Thursday. Since Alf has gone my shooting has been a little better & I have just kept up the 30/ average We stand thus for this month (up to yesterday night) 11 days 80 skins total value £ 16. 14.0, or 4/ in hand of this. … I expect the Banca back tomorrow night bringing stores for me from Cebu. I shall then make tracks for a pueblo in the mountains said to be in the old jungle close to a river if this is true I ought to get a lot there. I got the information from the Cura here who is a Spaniard & rather a decent individual. It is said also to be eight hours walk but that may mean anything, as we have learned by experience. This village (Talibon) is planted on the edge of a plain stretching far away inland to a low line of hills quite bare, except at one place a little to the right which has a sprinkling of trees left … There is a new church building a very large & handsome structure it will be when finished, that is if an earthquake does not tumble it over. The houses are built seperately & thickly surrounded with plaintains, a capital way of avoiding fires, & which makes the village look very pretty… I can get I think another weeks work out of this place I have observed 43 species, obtained 33 & paired 15. This two months ought to be a pretty comfortable time, that is if I can keep well in every way …""2/11/ Move to Danau tomorrow. The Banca returned from Cebu with traps 28th News – Marquis & Harry both sent cash two letters from Higgins second noting arrival of Cebu collection, first about Luzon lot, Marquis took £93 (more than we valued the entire collection at his prices are 6/ to the size of a thrush 10/ to that of a Bantam & 20/ for everything above. This leaves no doubt as to our making money though it is only a little. His Lordship was well pleased with this lot … & is publishing a pamphlet on it. … but as I am getting letters to the Tenente at Danau from the Cura & Capitan telling them to get me a House … I saw the people today at the conento with whom Semper lived in Ubay, they told me through the Cura that he was in Bojol two years, with his wife. He spent six months in the Hills & collected large quantities of everything, Birds, beetles animals &c &c, but did not shoot Birds because "they were useless from being struck by the shot." (Humbug.) I am to collect a lot of everything in the bird line even a series of the common ones, our former supply seems inadequate, in other words lots of skins value nil, but with the higher value for the Marquis I can make up my pound a day I dare say…""Danau 5/11/ Arrived here last night after a two day tramp at least 20 miles … This place is a real fraud the village the Cura said had 'bastante casas', which turns out to be under ten ( I can only see six or seven so far). … the latter is one small river with steep hills more or less cleared at the base, the nearest about two miles off a little second growth about nearly the same distance off. Tall grass all over the plain (about 3 to 4 feet) certainly there are a few stray trees about on the plain amongst the grass I have had a tramp round but have not seen anything worth mentioning. There are very few pathways & it is next to impossible to get anything in the grass… If the machados do not bring in anything I shall return to Talibon in a week…""18th Sunday Bohol … I have had bad feet & not been able to do much inland shooting but took a banca to some rocks in the strait & blazed away sitting I got in four days shooting 42 skins & threw away a number too badly hit to save. Very few fresh species as yet. It will be some days yet before I can put a shoe on, I have a deep cut on the sole of my left foot which is festering. Fungus sore of course… The Marquis makes 85 species in the Luzon lot, two quite new, & some twenty of special interest, but there are a few Luzon skins in the Cebu lot, enough I expect to bring his share up to £ 100. If this be so we are working at a paying rate, though nothing very grand, my poor work here will pull us back a bit… Talibon … My future is as yet however almost if not quite as unsettled, although I realise the fact that my life is destined for the Philippine Islands & I am gradually making up my mind to the unpleasant fact, that I must break for good and all with all the English ties that bind me …""Cebu January 1878 … I hope to go home in June or rather July there is no fear of my not working I have undertaken to skin birds for Oscar Berger at three reales each; I hope by this to realise fifteen dollars profit, I have bought all the instruments I shall require & have already skinned four. I want to get some birds too on Alfs account so as to knock down my debt to him a little & also a few for Cadell. 8th I have taken six dollars worth in the lottery that is drawn today, I think however I should do better if I saved the money but the temptation of getting perhaps 'a pile' is too great & one always hopes to pay expenses, the most I shall spend in the next six months is £ 6 after all it is no great sum. I have today dispatched my Bojol collection, I kept back twenty eight common skins all duplicates for Berger I shall get a few dollars out of them.""July 78 … Tacloban is a very quiet place on a round point of land hidden by cocoa nut trees there is very little to be seen from the sea but when on land it turns out to be a well planned village all the streets being at right angles to one another, there is a very good market place the governors house is little better than a ruin the church tall & barn like Nipal thatch. Some of the houses look well built. The Plaza is well laid out and surrounded with fine old trees. Today being 'Fiesta' as usual there is no work to be done, we have yet to load 1000 bales hemp for Manila, so that we may hope to get away Saturday morning & therefore should be in Manila Monday this is quite close enough as I have to cash cheques & buy a few things."

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        THE HAND OF ETHELBERTA.

      - A Comedy in Chapters. With eleven illustrations. In two volumes. Pp. viii+322+[2](advertisements)+viii+318+[2](advertisements), 11 plates (frontispiece with tissue guard both volumes); bound by Riviere & Son in red half morocco, the spines lettered and ruled in gilt compartments between raised bands, red cloth boards, slightly faded, edges lightly rubbed, spines lightly and uniformly faded; t.e.g., others uncut; the original red cloth of upper boards (lettered and decorated in gilt & black, soiled and lightly worn) laid in at end of both volumes, along with the original spine in Volume II; top fore-corner torn pp. 17/8 Volume II, a few leaves faintly creased, a little light foxing and soiling; Smith, Elder & Co., London, 1876. First edition. Purdy p. 20; Sadleir 1107. *Originally published in monthly instalments in the \i Cornhill Magazine from July 1875 to May 1876. The plates were designed by George Du Maurier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Journal Describing the Events of an 18 month Sojourn in the Philippines, while Shooting Birds for Collectors in England, 1876-1878

      octavo, entries closely written on 123 pages, plus blanks, bound in contemporary black boards, somewhat rubbed and scuffed, entries in very good, clean and legible condition. F. Everett is engaged in the enterprise of collecting bird specimens in the Philippines by his brother Alfred (Alf). Everett is a young man, not yet "of age" who hopes not only to earn money, but also to build his self confidence in the enterprise. Everett gives detailed descriptions of the country and the various small towns and jungle villages he visits, the work of shooting and skinning birds and the hardships which become more apparent as time goes on and which include the somewhat perilous voyages between islands. Everett and his brother Alf find it difficult in maintaining the schedule required to maintain a profit, and Everett himself is constantly assailed by feelings of his own inadequacy. Fever, ague, dysentery are not uncommon, and extreme discomfort is ever present. Alf is constantly laid up with fever and the writer is frequently attacked by ague, small wonder, as he is frequently up to his knees in water. From time to time they ship consignments of bird skins and other specimens back to England. Everett describes the birds they shoot and skin, including birds of paradise, trojans, argus pheasants, hornbills, hawks, eagles cockatoos, etc. Everett records the financial difficulties and worries of making the expedition pay, his own gnawing self-doubts, and in short presents a vivid picture of a most unusual experience. Eventually, disillusioned, he signs an agreement to work for 6 months for Smith, Bell & Co., in Cebu, and the end of the journal finds him in Tacloban, on the way to Manila, and preparing to return to England. Rare journal, 19th century Philippine manuscript material is very uncommon, particularly in English. Sample Quotations "... I am to have everything found & £60 p.a. & if the profits exceed my salary at the rate of 10% I am to have 5% of the excess..." They leave the London docks aboard the Braemar Castle, on November 22, 1876 and reach Penang on January 1, 1877, and Singapore two days later, from whence they embark for Manila on the 20th (fare $ 80.00 each). At Manila they put up at Lala's Hotel ($ 2. per diem) while making necessary arrangements with Consul, hiring interpreter, cook etc., and by the 29th leave for San Mateo in 3 small gigs ("very rough road"). Then Everett's adventure begins in earnest: "4/1/77 In five days we have obtained over fifty specimens the value of which we reckon is abt £17. We are two or three miles from the mountains but there is some very good shooting in the fields and alongside the little streams they are edged chiefly with clumps of bamboo. The water buffaloes are rather a bother they do not like white men, tho' they are as tame as can be with the natives there are often a couple of hundred of them in the rice fields we have to navigate so as not to come within fifty yards of them in crossing this takes a long time very often & takes up time that ought to be spent shooting. I manage to kill about one bird in two shots this is better than I expected to be able to do at first... My Spanish is very much behind hand I must work it up. We have an interpreter (at $ 12 per month) & a cook at $ 6 per month) I can glean a good deal from them. We have decided to collect a few butterflies here tho they are common I hope to begin tomorrow... We shall want more stores & ammunition soon. Alf went to Manila on the 8th for stores ... brought back powder & shot... we were out shooting when they arrived & I came in wet up to my hips having been in the water to fetch a bird Alf shot a hawk... A has engaged another interpreter Pedro by name he was with the last English consul for a time... We have got now 168 skins & 61 species we value them at £42 & our expenses from the time we left Manila to the time we got back there at £50 We also reckon that we have money enough to take us down to Paraquas to Porta Princessa & Balabac & to last us for eight months in this time we shall likely send home three or four more collections." "15/3/77 ... Our first collection goes home by the next ship worth about £70 contains 300 skins & abt 90 species has just covered expenses according to Alfs estimate. The last week at Malbran had to work single handed Alf had a bad rash on his face & thought it wisest to lie up for a week at M The day he left I began to get it & was too seedy to shoot the whole week. I managed to look to the skinning & with Pedro's help got through over fifty birds including seven hawks & two Hornbills. Alf values my week at £17 which is the best we had although I only got two new species. I am now getting more accustomed to the multitude of novel sights, scenes & mode of living, people, etc, etc & in consequence my memory is becoming clearer ... For this reason I want to stick to collecting as I shall have most leisure thinking time to learn in. At present I do not know three hundred Spanish words correctly... but if Alf leaves me at Cebu for three months, I think he'll open his eyes when he comes back at present he thinks I have not the energy or the power to learn..." "25th The "Sorsagon" did not leave Manila till the 17th, there was a ship on the bar at the mouth of the Pasig which blocked up the whole of the narrow exit. So we went back to Lala's for the night At eight o'clock on the 17th we were on board & soon after hauled off, getting clear of the river about nine. We had two priests on board they appeared to be very quiet men & pretty well informed although not of a high class... We passed the Island of Tablas close in, it appears to be well wooded & looks a good spot for collecting ... The old jungle for miles round Cebu has been cleared some years ago, the hills are still quite bare of trees, nothing but coarse grass appears to thrive there now. Alf pitched upon some coal mines belonging to a Chinese mestizo in the old jungle near Campostela .. about ten miles from Cebu... A small steamer was going to Campostela,,, offered us a passage in her which we gladly accepted as well as an introduction to the proprietor, Isaac Con ai. Leaving Cebu soon after six on the 21st we arrived at Campostela & were put up by Isaac in an empty house of his for the day so next day fortified with a letter of introduction to his manager, Pedro, we set out to walk our traps & servants to follow in the coal wagons... It turned out to be more than eleven miles & pretty decent mountains to travel over... Yesterday collecting was begun & resulted in twelve birds being registered as secured. ..." "3 - 6-77 ... We collected at the mines from the 24th of March to the 21st of April. Alf was down once with a sharp attack of Fever which lasted best part of a week... Collecting very hard work the country very hilly & very few birds to be got. There are no deer or Horn-bills this side of the Island. ... We hired four more hands & got passports to Bohol intending to take only a few traps with us enough for a months stay ... We left Cebu early Sunday morning .. we arrived at Batuan the seventh in the afternoon & put up at the Tribunal collected for a week till the Oriana returned from Cebu to take cargo up to Surigan got about 120 skins worth about £30 ... While we were at B a report arrived that the governor of S was coming so we had to remove to another house. The country round is capital collecting ground being flat & covered with old jungle & a thin undergrowth as well, there are plenty Hornbills three or four sorts, we observed over sixty other species of which we obtained fifty. Alf wants to return there again to go up the river to the range of mountains that run like a backbone all along this strip of Mindanao. We are now at, or rather four miles from Surigan in a Nipal shantee belonging to Senor Castro a Tagalo he has lived here over forty years & owns a rice farm. ..." 12/ shooting 13th left Dinagat for Surigao in boat to get passports for Cebu going in boat to get more powder etc. Left Surigao 8 am took two Spaniards on board for Panaon engineers special Commission from Spain to examine the mines Arrived at South end of Panaon abt 5 slept in boat got as far as Massin in Leyte 16th anchored at south end of Mactan... 26th Sunday San Juan's day Fiesta again rained in the middle of the procession...Alf has been seedy ever since I arrived it is not fever, but everything he takes comes up again. While I was away he collected a large number of Beetles, twenty eight Lemurs, a few shells & birds. ..." "9th left for the coast of Leyte in the Cananero Panay she carries a fine swivel in her bows & two Falconets fastened to her bulwarks astern. The Comandante is learning English from Don Thomas Heighington a native of Bristol. He has been roughing it amongst these Islands for about eleven years & is now pulled to pieces by fever. Besides being pretty hard up. The Panay is nearly flat bottomed only draws four feet ... The Commandante landed me at a small village called Timoliag some way from Siloan. I took a Banca & got as far as Maliebog by night & decided to go into the mountains instead of proceeding to Siloan as I had at first intended. 10th collected a few birds... 12th Left for the mountains with six men to carry my traps did not reach our destination till past six. A small nipal shantee in the middle of a large abaca plantation, dimensions are 18 ft x 12ft swarming with ants, neither tables nor chairs & anything but watertight, no grub to be got nearer than Maliebog. All the hills composed of coral... 21st Fine, men turned up from Amparo ... Left for A at 1 o'clock arrived 4.30 walked part of the way barefoot & got nicely knocked about for my pains nothing but limestone splendid torrents forming & running in their channels crossed several small ones skirted along the edge of one large one, for over a couple of miles, sometimes up to our knees in water at others scrambling amongst the roots of trees & over great boulders, finally we crossed it where it was abt fifty yards wide, only four feet deep, yesterday it was ten feet at the same place Saw a number of large Horn bills & as soon as I arrived obtained a few splendid looking Benpresters. ..." "10th South Leyte There is a Casco going to Ubay from here when the weather permits I am arranging to go in her... 11th M is a little better this morning... I think my best plan will be to stick at Ubay if I can get there, till my money is all gone. It is the dry season there & I am told there are lots of Birds & especially Horn Bills there. Im sure I hope there are for Im not much above £23 in birds & Alf by my non appearance in Cebu will expect that I am doing up to 18/ per diem in birds alone. Alf is sure to have left Cebu before I get there. The next batch of collections is to be distpatched by the beginning of September, say a months time, I must make up £40 in Birds by that time." "... Masin is a large village of about 10,000 inhabitants. Hemp (abaca) & sugar the chief exports. Way to the back is a range of hills composed of Limestone. The village reaches from the beach to their base a distance of less than half a mile, at some points less. The hills are for the most part bare but some have little second growth on them, in the gorges & rifts may still be seen a little old jungle. Away in the more distant hills at their summits protruding from out of the old jungle with which these are covered are great masses of Limestone resembling in their structure & whitish appearance ancient turrets, castles &c ... outside Masin stretches a reef bare at low water an entrance at the South side, this natural harbor although it is certainly very small & shallow still affords considerable shelter for small craft from the rollers that come thundering during the SW Monsoon. ... The sea was too bad for us to fetch the landing at Cebu so we had to land two miles lower down. L walked to Cadell's... Alf is in Negros, Dumaguete. Arrived in Cebu 28th July having done nothing in Placer Left about 1st for D. advises me to go to Mactan till I hear from him. He is looking for a smash. If the Marquis does not advance we shall have to draw a Bill on our collection in September, which will be cutting off our hopes of cash in January. This is as near to a crash as will or can come just now. ... Still we must have nearly £80 worth to send in the first week of September if we want to draw $ 200 I have only about £30 & cannot reckon on more than £5 in Mactan..." "Cordova I left Cebu for Mactan (Cordova) 22s in the afternoon, found the Pueblo to consist of seven or possibly eight tumbledown nipah shanties no Casa Real so I invaded the Tenentes house & am stuck in a corner of the only room with a transparent curtain hung up as a "screen" Birds very wild & moulting, wind, thunder, rain in abundance... House contains squalling brats by the thousand old women dozens & is inundated with men - far the lowest type of Indians I have met with yet... My Rice tea etc will be out in three days more if Alf does not turn up soon I shall have to send to Cebu for more nothing is to be got here. My idea in the event of the Marquis failing is to discharge Pedro & Martin & keep only the cook Alf got in Surigao go to Leyte & the small islands close by at the North end, from thence Manila wards by short stages, forwarding the bulk of our things to Manila by steamer from Cebu & if necessary keeping our collection with us till we reach Manila & then draw a good big bill on them & clear outstanding bills.... it will be a great pity if we have to leave out Bohol it has never been visited yet & it is not likely Alf will be able to come down this way again..." "17/9/77 Amparo I little thought when last I wrote that my next entry would be at Amparo again. Early on the morning of the 8th I got a note from Alf he had arrived from Dumaguete the afternoon before, as soon as I could get my passport signed I moved to Cebu... I found Alf busy packing skins, his birds etc value £50 or about that, my beetles he puts much higher than I did, so that my total is a little under £48. This collection went by the "Butuan" (14th consisted of three cases skins, skeletons, & shells & 1 (cased) cask of reptiles etc. Total value say £95 Alf drew a bill for £30 - $ 150 & we have another $ 100 left, we have discharged Martin & paid his passage to Manila $ 8, it is a good riddance..." "28th Panaon San Francisco I moved here last Monday 24th leaving Amparo at Midday slept on the Banco off San Roque & arrived here 11 a.m. the 25th I went out in the evening & had six shots, one at a white headed hawk one at a large Leyte Hornbill & four at a Spilonis. This last did not even trouble itself to move to another tree when I fired. I thought after the first shot that it was too badly wounded to fly, but no, while loading for a fifth try it sailed off to another tree close bye & just after, three Hornbills flew into the same tree I had my sixth bang at one of them & of course missed.... I have observed about thirty species of birds myself & the natives report a good many mamalia as being common I have offered pretty good prices, so perhaps something will turn up soon. In one day good shooting I might easily knock up £5 ... Here I am now within three weeks of being of age & not supporting myself in a bona fide manner, but still I have something to be satisfied about namely that I am earning Alf more than I used to do, I can collect & skin much better then when at Surigao... Secondly, I have gained much more confidence in my own abilities & should not now fear taking a berth in a first class house in Manila or any place for that matter... I have got nice little plan for work sketched out either for my returning home, or for my settling here. I may say it is a greater programme than I have ever dared to contemplate..." "October 2nd San Francisco Shooting pretty well this morning, brought in Hypsepetes Shrike & Woodpecker ♀, lost the ♂ of this last from my button hole, whilst trying to get out of the jungle after failing to come up with some calls I had quite lost myself in some thick scrub growing in a regular swamp how I got into it I don't know, but I took a long while getting out again. I wounded two Baluds & missed twice ... 3ed A little better work today had eleven shots killed seven & wounded four which got away ( 3 cockatoos & g shrike a Cagu brought in total to date £5. 12. 4 . ... I shot a callo, wounded it the first shot, & then had four more before I could polish it off after all I had to kill it by hand when it fell, the big shot is not big enough to kill, & I have only a few slugs with me. I have brought my total up to £ 7 10.0 this is getting better but I ought in two more days to be up to £ 13. I do not observe many new species now, I have only recognized 33, but as yet I have done nothing with the small birds." "7th Sunday. Total up to £ 11.14.0. Skins 35 observed 40 species. I have enough paper, wool & no one shot for about another week... Yesterday I got two Callo in two shots one quite young. I have been much better the last few days & consequently shooting better... I am not over fond of this extreme isolation, not even my boy (Carlos) can understand half I say to him." "Talibon Bohol 28/ My first Sunday alone here. Alf left for Cebu last Thursday about 1 pm. We moved to Masin from Amparo on the 17th & took Banca to this on the 19th arriving here the 20th Saturday late in the afternoon (6 pm). Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday we all worked together & knocked up 53 skins the last twenty of which I skinned on Thursday. Since Alf has gone my shooting has been a little better & I have just kept up the 30/ average We stand thus for this month (up to yesterday night) 11 days 80 skins total value £ 16. 14.0, or 4/ in hand of this. ... I expect the Banca back tomorrow night bringing stores for me from Cebu. I shall then make tracks for a pueblo in the mountains said to be in the old jungle close to a river if this is true I ought to get a lot there. I got the information from the Cura here who is a Spaniard & rather a decent individual. It is said also to be eight hours walk but that may mean anything, as we have learned by experience. This village (Talibon) is planted on the edge of a plain stretching far away inland to a low line of hills quite bare, except at one place a little to the right which has a sprinkling of trees left ... There is a new church building a very large & handsome structure it will be when finished, that is if an earthquake does not tumble it over. The houses are built seperately & thickly surrounded with plaintains, a capital way of avoiding fires, & which makes the village look very pretty... I can get I think another weeks work out of this place I have observed 43 species, obtained 33 & paired 15. This two months ought to be a pretty comfortable time, that is if I can keep well in every way ..." "2/11/ Move to Danau tomorrow. The Banca returned from Cebu with traps 28th News - Marquis & Harry both sent cash two letters from Higgins second noting arrival of Cebu collection, first about Luzon lot, Marquis took £93 (more than we valued the entire collection at his prices are 6/ to the size of a thrush 10/ to that of a Bantam & 20/ for everything above. This leaves no doubt as to our making money though it is only a little. His Lordship was well pleased with this lot ... & is publishing a pamphlet on it. ... but as I am getting letters to the Tenente at Danau from the Cura & Capitan telling them to get me a House ... I saw the people today at the conento with whom Semper lived in Ubay, they told me through the Cura that he was in Bojol two years, with his wife. He spent six months in the Hills & collected large quantities of everything, Birds, beetles animals &c &c, but did not shoot Birds because "they were useless from being struck by the shot." (Humbug.) I am to collect a lot of everything in the bird line even a series of the common ones, our former supply seems inadequate, in other words lots of skins value nil, but with the higher value for the Marquis I can make up my pound a day I dare say..." "Danau 5/11/ Arrived here last night after a two day tramp at least 20 miles ... This place is a real fraud the village the Cura said had 'bastante casas', which turns out to be under ten ( I can only see six or seven so far). ... the latter is one small river with steep hills more or less cleared at the base, the nearest about two miles off a little second growth about nearly the same distance off. Tall grass all over the plain (about 3 to 4 feet) certainly there are a few stray trees about on the plain amongst the grass I have had a tramp round but have not seen anything worth mentioning. There are very few pathways & it is next to impossible to get anything in the grass... If the machados do not bring in anything I shall return to Talibon in a week..." "18th Sunday Bohol ... I have had bad feet & not been able to do much inland shooting but took a banca to some rocks in the strait & blazed away sitting I got in four days shooting 42 skins & threw away a number too badly hit to save. Very few fresh species as yet. It will be some days yet before I can put a shoe on, I have a deep cut on the sole of my left foot which is festering. Fungus sore of course... The Marquis makes 85 species in the Luzon lot, two quite new, & some twenty of special interest, but there are a few Luzon skins in the Cebu lot, enough I expect to bring his share up to £ 100. If this be so we are working at a paying rate, though nothing very grand, my poor work here will pull us back a bit... Talibon ... My future is as yet however almost if not quite as unsettled, although I realise the fact that my life is destined for the Philippine Islands & I am gradually making up my mind to the unpleasant fact, that I must break for good and all with all the English ties that bind me ..." "Cebu January 1878 ... I hope to go home in June or rather July there is no fear of my not working I have undertaken to skin birds for Oscar Berger at three reales each; I hope by this to realise fifteen dollars profit, I have bought all the instruments I shall require & have already skinned four. I want to get some birds too on Alfs account so as to knock down my debt to him a little & also a few for Cadell. 8th I have taken six dollars worth in the lottery that is drawn today, I think however I should do better if I saved the money but the temptation of getting perhaps 'a pile' is too great & one always hopes to pay expenses, the most I shall spend in the next six months is £ 6 after all it is no great sum. I have today dispatched my Bojol collection, I kept back twenty eight common skins all duplicates for Berger I shall get a few dollars out of them." "July 78 ... Tacloban is a very quiet place on a round point of land hidden by cocoa nut trees there is very little to be seen from the sea but when on land it turns out to be a well planned village all the streets being at right angles to one another, there is a very good market place the governors house is little better than a ruin the church tall & barn like Nipal thatch. Some of the houses look well built. The Plaza is well laid out and surrounded with fine old trees. Today being 'Fiesta' as usual there is no work to be done, we have yet to load 1000 bales hemp for Manila, so that we may hope to get away Saturday morning & therefore should be in Manila Monday this is quite close enough as I have to cash cheques & buy a few things."

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        [Madox-Brown, Oliver] The Dwale Bluth, Hebditvh's Legacy

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1876. First edition. Two volumes. Three-quarter 19th Century calf, marbled boards. Edited by William M. Rossetti and F. Hueffer. With a Memoir and Two Portraits. From Wolff, "The "death at nineteen of this brilliantly versatile and precocious artist and novelist, son of Ford Madox Brown, and brother-in- law of William Michael Rossetti and Francis Hueffer, deeply distressed the boy's father and all the brethren of the pre-Raphaelite movement. Both his books are rare." WOLFF 880 Corners bumped,, very good

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        Declaration of Independence Centennial Memorial Broadside.

      James D. McBride, Printed by the Colombian Publishing Company, New York 1876 - Rare Centennial Memorial facsimile broadside of the Declaration of Independence. In near fine condition. The document measures 14 inches by 17 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 23 inches. An excellent example. On the 100th anniversary of the signing of The Declaration of Independence, James McBride printed this detailed broadside. The broadside is decorated with a lovely engraved border featuring ribbons and stars and an elaborate header that depicts a bald eagle flanked by six American flags and is verified with the Department of the Interior's engraved seal and the Secretary's engraved signature. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1876 - 1876 Wisden : Rebound without Covers,

      1876. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1876 : Rebound without Covers. This Wisden is bound in very elegantly bound with Russell Bencraft (Chairman of Hants CC) bookplate to the rebound page, this book is in excellent condition, very clean inside and hardly a mark to point out.

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        Adolf Oberländer: Das Kamel auf dem Eis (Originalzeichnung)

      1876 - Feder in Tusche auf Papier. 18,5 x 18 cm.  Links unten monogrammiert. Veröffentlicht:  Fliegende Blätter. Jahrgang 1876, Band 64, Heft 1609, Seite 165. Text: „Doch mehr als dies noch wär' fidel, könnt' Schlittschuhlaufen das Kameel!“ [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Comment jai retrouvé Livingstone

      Second French edition. Frontispiece. 60 steel-engraved illustrations to text, plus 6 maps (4 folding). 8vo. Quarter green morocco over blindstamped green buckram, spine gilt. [ii], [iv], 600pp. Paris, Hachette et Cie,

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        The Geographical Distribution of Animals 

      With a Study of the Relations of Living and Extinct Faunas as Elucidating the Past Changes of the Earth's Surface. First American edition (published in the same year as the English). 2 Vols. 1 Coloured folding map, 6 coloured maps, and 20 engraved plate illustrations. 8vo. xxiv, 503 pp. and x, 607, [1] ii ad pp. Ex library edition. Front 5 gatherings of both volumes coming away from spine. Tear to C1 not affecting the text. Plate xx tissue guard missing. Original orange cloth, gilt title on spine and pictorial covers. Extremities bumped on all corners and spine worn on top and bottom. library stamps and plates within, along with Dewey decimal number inscribed in white on spine of both volumes. Edges browned. New York, Harper and Brothers 

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        Vida de la Venerable Duquesa Doña Luisa de Borja y Aragón, Condesa de Ribagorza, Duquesa de Villahermosa. Reimpresión de la edición de Zaragoza, Pascual Bueno, 1691.

      Madrid, Imprenta a cargo de Julián Peña, 1876. - 4to.; facsímil de la portada original, XXVIII pp., 280 pp., 2 hs. y dos láminas, una de ellas facsímil del retrato de la biografíada que aparece en la edición de 1691. Impresión en papel de hilo. Edición no venal y restringida, realizada a expensas de la Duquesa de Villahermosa. Ejemplar con envío autógrafo de la misma, Doña Carmen Aragón de Azlor. Encuadernación original para esta tirada reducida en pergamino fuerte, con las siglas de la Duquesa de Villahermosa y la corona ducal como superlibros.

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        MS + LS - Hektrographiertes Typoskript mit zahlreichen eigenhändigen Korrekturen von Herzberger. Dazu ein Brief mit beider Unterschrift.

      Hans Boegehold (1876-1965), Mathematiker und Optiker, Leiter des Rechenbüros der Carl-Zeiss-Werke Maximilian Herzberger (1899-1982), Physiker, Boegeholds Mitarbeiter bei Zeiss, nach seiner Emigration in die USA 1934 entwickelte er für Eastman Kodak die Superachromat-Linse, später lehrte er an der Universität von New Orleans.Entwurf zur Vereinheitlichung der optischen Terminologie, zur Abstimmung zwischen den führenden Herstellern optischer Apparate, Carl Zeiss in Jena und Leitz in Wetzlar."Die Bezeichnungen in der geometrischen Optik. Von H. Boegehold und M. Herzberger". -16 Seiten hektographiertes, von Herzberger eigenhändig überarbeitetes Typoskript.Dazu der von Boegehold und Herzberger unterschriebene Begleitbrief an Erwin Lihotzky (1887-1941), Ingenieur und Optiker bei den Leitz-Werken in Wetzlar, Jena 24.IX.1930, 1 Seite folio, gedruckter Briefkopf "Carl Zeiss Jena"."... Anbei übersenden wir Ihnen einen Vorschlag zu einer einheitlichen Bezeichnungsweise auf dem Gebiete der geometrischen Optik. Da wir gern vor der Veröffentlichung in den einschlägigen Fachzeitschriften evtl. Abänderungen und Erweiterungen, die vorgeschlagen werden, einfügen möchten, bitten wir um baldmögliche freundliche Rückäußerung ..." - Mit einer eigenhändigen Nachschrift Herzbergers: "... Bitte um Empfehlung und Weitergabe des beiliegenden Versuchs an Ihre Kollegen ..."Das Typoskript mit Besitzstempel des Optikers Hein Carl Claussen, Lihotzkys Nachfolgers bei den Leitz-Werken.siehe - Vorschläge zur Schaffung einheitlicher Begriffe auf dem optischen lichttechnischen Grenzgebiet. Potogr. Ind., 39 (1941), pp.46-47.

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        Nouveau traité élémentaire et pratique des maladies mentales, suivi de considérations pratiques sur l'administration des asiles d'aliénés

      Paris, J.B. Baillière et fils 1876 - Paris, J.B. Baillière et fils, 1876. In-8 (230 x 144 mm) de 2 ff.n.ch., IV, 732 pp.ch., 1 carte dépl. et 8 planches hors texte ; toile éditeur, décor à froid sur les plats. Norman, 568. Deuxième édition. Elle est augmentée de 8 planches en photoglyptie représentant 33 types d'aliénés (maniaques, mégalomanes, fous.). Une carte en fin de volume indique les établissements psychiatriques de France, avec une liste par département. "Dagonet's illustrations represent one of the earliest applications of this photographic process to medical iconography" (Norman). Dagonet opte, à l'instar de Pinel ou d'Esquirol, pour une classification basée sur l'observation clinique et la symptomatologie : "Cet ouvrage, devenu classique (.) a servi de guide à plusieurs générations de médecins. On le verra bien longtemps encore entre les mains de tous ceux qui, dégagés des théories, voudront se faire rapidement une idée nette des maladies mentales" (Semelaigne). Trace de mouillure sur le bas du deuxième plat et du dos de la reliure et en marge de quelques feuillets en fin de volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DISCOVERIES & SURVEYS IN NEW GUINEA AND THE D'ENTRECASTEAUX ISLANDS:A Cruise in

      - London 1876, Murray. Original blue pictorial cloth, blind- stamped cover, gold decorations on cover & spine,solid clean copy, 14.5 x 23 cm., 327p., 6 engravings, large folding map, 2 other maps. VERY RARE:! AUTHOR'S SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY! THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED, DATE PRESENTATION COPY: At the top of the title page is a penned inscription: "Vice Admiral Geoffrey Phipps Hornby from the author the ? [unread], March 14th '76" *** This work traces the author's voyage from Sydney on to Cape York, Brothers' Island, Cardwell, and various islands, island groups discovery of Moresby Island, New Guinea, China Straits, New Zealand, survey of North-east coast of New Guinea and that area. Supplemental chapter on "Our duty to New guinea and Polynesia. With appendix. *** Complete with 3 maps, large folding map with red track of the author's voyage, and 4 other illustrations, total of 3 maps in all, nice copy. *** With a 32 page publishers catalogue at end. *** WHO WAS REAR ADMIRAL JOHN MORESBY John Moresby [15 March 1830 -12 July 1922] was a British Naval Officer who explored the coast of New Guinea and discovered the site of Port Moresby. . Moresby was born in Allerford, Somerset, England, the son of Admiral Sir Fairfax Moresby. He joined the Navy at an early age as a Volunteer 1st Class in HMS Victor, and rose to be in charge of the 1,031 ton paddle steamer cruiser HMS Basilisk in which he made hydrological surveys around eastern New Guinea. During the survey of the southern coast he discovered the harbour which he named Fairfax after his father. The town established there, based on already existing native villages [principally Hanuabada] was named Port Moresby and is now the nation's capital. . John Moresby was also searching for a shorter route between Australia and China and on the eastern tip of the island he discovered the China Straits. He continued exploring along the north west coast as far as the Huon Gulf. . On 29 September 1876, Moresby took command of HMS Endymion, remaining in this position until 6 March 1878.He was later promoted to Rear Admiral and died on 12 July 1922 in Fareham, Hampshire, England. *** WHO WAS VICE ADMIRAL HORNBY: the Fleet Sir Geoffrey Thomas Phipps Hornby GCB [10 February 1825 -3 March 1895], was a Royal Navy officer. As a junior officer, he saw action at the capture of Acre in November 1840 during the Egyptian-Ottoman War. As a captain he arrived at Vancouver Island with a naval brigade and found that a unit of American troops was about to take over the San Juan Islands in a dispute known as the Pig War: he used his powers of diplomacy to facilitate a peaceful handover of the islands to the United States. *

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        NIHON CHI SHI RYAKU ZU: BEGINNING OF DIPLOMACY & FOREIGN TRADE IN NIIGATA HARBOR

      - [Edo? 1876], no publisher stated. A single color woodblock print, image clean, margin edges restored, rebacked, solid, attractive, Chuban size: 24.3 x 17.1 cm. edges to edges, dated Meiji 9th. year. FIRST & ONLY RARE EDITION . AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF AN AMERICAN "BLACK SHIP" . . OR KURO-FUNE AS CALL BY THE JAPANESE . . RARE & HISTORIC JAPANESE PRINT OF AN AMERICAN SHIP IN JAPAN . . . AN AMERICAN "BLACK SHIP" AT ANCHOR IN JAPAN: . * DETAILS OF THIS PRINT: . This lovely color woodcut print shows a lively harbor scene at Niigata harbor. A very large "BLACK SHIP" or "KURO-FUNE" flying the American flag is anchored in the harbor. A small American skiff whit what looks like four American sailors are heading to the ship. Because the U.S.S. Naval ships: Mississippi, Plymouth, Susquehanna and Powhatan were side paddle-wheels, this print can only depict the U.S.S. Saratoga, it was a frigate without paddle-wheels. . The cartouche in the upper left corner talks about the "Beginning of Diplomatic & Foreign Trade in Niigata" a very new and exciting experience for the Japanese. The beginning of importation of American and other western technology, clothing, inventions like the camera and other things came to Japan for the first time. The Japanese were astonished to see and look at not only westerners, but their ships, costume, horses, cigar-smoking top-hat sporting foreigners! . Please see the photos posted to our site, illus05.jpg through illus07.jpg, these three images show the U.S.S. Saratoga in all her glory in the 1840's-50's. Please note the similarities to our example, especially the view from the ship's stern. These early images are very similar to our Japanese print in perspective. An historic view of the U.S.S. Saratoga depicted in Niigata harbor. . * ABOUT THE U.S.S. SARATOGA & NIIGATA HARBOR: . Naturally the U.S.S Saratoga was not in Niigata harbor in 1879, she returned to Boston from Japan on March 31, 1854 and was decommissioned in December 1854. In May 1875, she was reactivated as a "training ship", decommissioned for the final time in October 1888. Between 1890-1907 she was on loan to the state of Pennsylvania as a "training ship." She was sold to Thomas Butler & Company of Boston, a private commercial shipping company in August, 1907. . Per the above its quite clear the U.S.S. Saratoga was nowhere near Niigata, but the "old image of a "Kuro Fune" remained in the vivid imagination of Hiroshige III. In celebration of the new opening of Niigata's harbor to foreign trade in 1879, he re-used this famous and recognizable icon, to convey to the Japanese the most recognizable "Kuro Fune" associated with images of foreign ships and "foreigners" to capture the attention of local Japanese. . It is not to say, that various American commercial shipping firms did not go to Niigata harbor in 1879, surely many did. An perhaps some of those shippers used old U.S. Navy vessels sold-off and converted to commercial purposes to import/export goods to Japan. The similarity to the U.S.S. Saratoga is not to be overlooked ! . *** THE IMPACT OF THE OPENING OF JAPAN ON THE JAPANESE: . The world changed for Japan with the official opening in 1854. From that time forward, a flood of foreign ships loaded with various goods and foreign people inundated Japan. By the early 1870's substantial numbers of foreign people visited Japan, and toured the country. . Although this color woodblock print work was printed 'only' twenty-five years after the official and diplomatic "1854 Opening of Japan," the vast majority of Japanese had never seen a foreign "KURO FUNE" nor a foreigner. Japanese color woodblock prints were part of newspapers and little by little knowledge of foreign relations gradually spread throughout Japan, teaching and informing the common people about such historic events, with "amazing & stunning" graphic illustrations of foreigner and their "KURO FUNE." . At that time the average rural Japanese dweller, farmer or Lords were mostly isolated from

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        Die Leitungsbahnen im Gehirn und Rückenmark des Menschen auf Grund entwicklungsgeschichtlicher Untersuchungen.

      Leipzig, Engelmann, 1876, 8, XVI, 320 pp., 20 ganzseitige lith. Taf. in 4, feiner Halblederband mit 4 Bünden und Rückenvergoldung mit Stempel von F.Miescher-Rüsch und dem Physiol. Institut Basel auf Titel sehr gutes Exemplar. A MILESTONE OF MODERN NEUROLOGY! Erste Ausgabe eines seltenen Grundlagenwerkes der modernen Neurologie. Neben Meynert gehört Paul Flechsig (1847-1927) zu den Pionieren der wissenschaftlichen Erforschung der Hirnrinde. Als Informationsquelle benutzte er Markreifung. Durch Färbung konnte er den Verlauf einer Nervenfaser in dem unendlichen Gewirr der Millarden von Fasern u. Fäserchen, welche die weisse Substanz der Grosshirnlappen zusammensetzen, von Anfang bis Ende verfolgen. Flechsig gelang die zeitliche Reihenfolge der Markfüllung von Nervenbahnen zu bestimmen. Er konnte auf diese Weise 36 spezifische Rindenregionen abgrenzen, die mit den Nervenbahnen in Verbindung stehen. Flechsig aus Zwickau in Sachsen promovierte 1870, wurde 1877 Professor der Psychiatrie und war seit Eröffnung der neubegründeten Universitäts - Irrenanstalt Leipzig deren Direktor und Ordinarius für Psychiatrie. *FIRST EDITION of a famous book. Flechsig recognized that the understanding of the nervous system could be enhanced through the study of myelogenesis. The treatise on the pyramidal and dorsal spinocerebellar tract (Flechsig's tract) is one of the earliest and most important works on the subject. Flechsig's fame is due mainly to his technique of myelogenesis for the examination of the brain and the spinal cord. It led to Flechsig's study of the nerve development in the cerebral hemisheres and the charting of the fields of the cerebral cortex. His studies of myelinogenesis, beautifully illustrated in his works, are one of the milestones of modern neurology. Garrison & Morton 1419 Heirs of Hippocrates 2100 Cushing F 182 Waller 3072 See Clarke & O'Malley, Human brain, pp.277-280 Haymaker-Schiller, pp.23-27 DSB V, pp.26-28. Rothschuh Nr.1371+1557

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        A TRIP TO THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK IN JULY, AUGUST, AND SEPTEMBER, 1875.

      Washington. 1876. - 143pp. plus two folding maps, seven plates, and seven mounted photographic portraits. Quarto. Original three-quarter morocco and cloth boards, gilt ruled and lettered. Front hinge starting, leather chipped in places, corners and spine extremities worn. Contemporary presentation inscription on front free endpaper. Some wrinkling to photo mounts, images fine. Light tanning, scattered light foxing. About very good. A presentation copy, inscribed by Strong on a front fly leaf: "Hon. Jesse Spalding / Compliments of / Wm. E. Strong / Chicago / Nov. 16 1876." Spalding (1828- 1904) was an important figure in the Chicago lumber business during the second half of the 19th century. Politically well connected, he was eventually appointed as a director of Union Pacific Railroad by Pres. Benjamin Harrison in 1882. An interesting journal of a fifty-three day hunting and fishing trip to Yellowstone via rail, stage, horseback and the Missouri River, undertaken by Strong in the company of Secretary of War William Belknap, Gen. Randolph Marcy and Gen. James Forsyth, in the summer of 1875. The narrative of the trip to Yellowstone includes descriptions of Salt Lake City and the Mormons, Virginia City and Fort Ellis, and the balance of the narrative is devoted to Yellowstone, with rapt descriptions of the beauty of the area. While hunting and fishing they killed three buffalo, five deer, shot scores of birds, and caught some 3,000 trout in the Yellowstone River. The portraits depict Strong, Marcy, Belknap, Forsyth, Col. George Gillespie, Lieut. Gustavus Doane, and Gen. W.B. Sweitzer, and the plates include sketches of Fort Ellis, hot springs and Castle Geyser, and Yellowstone Lake. Strong was a Chicago businessman who was brevetted a brigadier general during the Civil War, and who travelled extensively in the West. The Yellowstone National Park Archives has Strong's own copy of this book, in which he recorded the names of sixty- two friends to whom he presented copies, leading Dean Larsen to surmise that not more than a hundred copies were printed. The Streeter copy brought $250 in 1969, and then reappeared in 2001 at Sotheby's where it sold for $14,400; that copy is the last one we have seen at auction. A scarce account, accorded a "b" rating by Howes, and not listed in Flake. HOWES S1083, "b." TRAVELING THROUGH WONDERLAND, p.49. STREETER SALE 4101. GRAFF 4014. PHILLIPS, AMERICAN SPORTING BOOKS, p.364.

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        KAKI SAIBAI HOH: THE METHOD OF PROPIGATING FRUIT TREES.

      - Tokyo 1876, Shizusato. Blue stitched wrs., 4 vol. set, 24+33 +39+21 double folded leaves of text, 13 double folded leaves of color illustrations, 25 color woodcut illustrations, 15 x 22.5 cm., very good, clean, solid copy. FIRST & ONLY EDITION Reviewed by Tanaka Yoshiwo, edited by Sakamoto Noriyuki. * THE ARTIST: This work is stunningly illustrated in color woodblock engravings by the famous and celebrated Katoh Chikusai [his studio name], commonly known as Bunrin [flourished 1808-77], who's real name was Shiokawa Bunrin. See Roberts below for more details. * THE USE OF LATIN PLANT NAMES The table of contents shows the Japanese names of the plants discussed, along with their Latin names, using the foreign alphabet, in a symbolic way to show this work is a "modern" Meiji [1868-1912] period example. * STUNNING GRAPHIC EXAMPLES OF PROPAGATING FRUIT TREES This is a most valuable and rare early work on the methods of propagating fruiting plants. The elucidates the reader with superb insight to the current skill of Meiji-period Japanese plant propagators, employing what we would consider to be "modern" techniques. * THE CONTENTS; The first three and one-half volumes are the text. The first volume has a very handsome color frontis piece of the various fruiting trees addressed in this work: cherry, grape, persimmon, peach, pear & plum. The last half of vol. 4 begins the fantastic, copious color illustrations on how and what methods are used to increase known better verities. * ROOTING The planting bed is illustrated for seedlings or small cuttings, with protective "curtains" to keep the heat & moisture in. A kind of "cold frame" is also shown, with raised planting beds for cuttings for rooting. Seedlings and top worked cuttings also shown planted. Roots, and branches are made into rooted propagations. * PROPAGATING & GRAFTING Marcotting is accomplished by employment of a large bamboo segment, split in half, the bottom notched out to match the branch to be propagated, then the two parts aligned, bound & filled with soil until the branch sprouts roots, then is cut off from the mother tree. Variants to this show a branch being gradually bent to enter the soil, staked down, weighted with a flat rock as the new growth sprouts roots. * A final method involves the wrapping of the Marcotte with Wara [rice straw] in a ball with soil inside. * BUDDING AND GRAFTING The next major subject is grafting & budding. A prime branch is selected for its good scions to cut and use to graft onto older root stock. Cleft graft is employed, with details showing how to prepare both the rooted and scion to be grafted. To insure success 2-3 scions are inserted into the root stock, bound with Wara [rice stalks] & tied off. * Some small branches are cut to reveal the open wood & then bound to a rooted stock in a form of primitive "graft" while others are side grafted in the usual way, then all bound with Wara and tied off. * A form of "bud" grafting is shown, wherein the scion is dropped into an area prepared by cutting a flap in the skin so that the scion is inserted, and the flap replaced, tied off while the scion grows-in to the old tree. * Other brilliant ideas employed to graft and co-join scions to root stock & trees, as well as Marcottage. Pine trees are shown being cleft grafted to grafted to the top of an older tree. * A cherry is shown being clef-grafted to an old root stock. "T" budding is also shown on varieties of what looks like either persimmon or Asian pear. Other creative grafting techniques utilizing the maximum "contact" between scion & mother tree skillfully employed. One illustration shows the bending of a branch into the ground with contact grafts on three separate root stocks to hopefully gain new grafted trees. * CREATIVE & UNIQUE TECHNIQUES While many of these techniques now still in use, one wonders just how much of our current knowledge has come from such old and brilliant Japanese techniques. This work clearly shows us that the Japanese

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        NIHON CHI SHI RYAKU ZU: BEGINNING OF DIPLOMACY & FOREIGN TRADE IN NIIGATA HARBOR

      [Edo? 1876], no publisher stated. A single color woodblock print, image clean, margin edges restored, rebacked, solid, attractive, Chuban size: 24.3 x 17.1 cm. edges to edges, dated Meiji 9th. year. FIRST & ONLY RARE EDITION AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF AN AMERICAN "BLACK SHIP" OR KURO-FUNE AS CALL BY THE JAPANESE RARE & HISTORIC JAPANESE PRINT OF AN AMERICAN SHIP IN JAPAN AN AMERICAN "BLACK SHIP" AT ANCHOR IN JAPAN: DETAILS OF THIS PRINT: This lovely color woodcut print shows a lively harbor scene at Niigata harbor. A very large "BLACK SHIP" or "KURO-FUNE" flying the American flag is anchored in the harbor. A small American skiff whit what looks like four American sailors are heading to the ship. Because the U.S.S. Naval ships: Mississippi, Plymouth, Susquehanna and Powhatan were side paddle-wheels, this print can only depict the U.S.S. Saratoga, it was a frigate without paddle-wheels. The cartouche in the upper left corner talks about the "Beginning of Diplomatic & Foreign Trade in Niigata" a very new and exciting experience for the Japanese. The beginning of importation of American and other western technology, clothing, inventions like the camera and other things came to Japan for the first time. The Japanese were astonished to see and look at not only westerners, but their ships, costume, horses, cigar-smoking top-hat sporting foreigners! Please see the photos posted to our site, illus05.jpg through illus07.jpg, these three images show the U.S.S. Saratoga in all her glory in the 1840's-50's. Please note the similarities to our example, especially the view from the ship's stern. These early images are very similar to our Japanese print in perspective. An historic view of the U.S.S. Saratoga depicted in Niigata harbor. ABOUT THE U.S.S. SARATOGA & NIIGATA HARBOR: Naturally the U.S.S Saratoga was not in Niigata harbor in 1879, she returned to Boston from Japan on March 31, 1854 and was decommissioned in December 1854. In May 1875, she was reactivated as a "training ship", decommissioned for the final time in October 1888. Between 1890-1907 she was on loan to the state of Pennsylvania as a "training ship." She was sold to Thomas Butler & Company of Boston, a private commercial shipping company in August, 1907. Per the above its quite clear the U.S.S. Saratoga was nowhere near Niigata, but the "old image of a "Kuro Fune" remained in the vivid imagination of Hiroshige III. In celebration of the new opening of Niigata's harbor to foreign trade in 1879, he re-used this famous and recognizable icon, to convey to the Japanese the most recognizable "Kuro Fune" associated with images of foreign ships and "foreigners" to capture the attention of local Japanese. It is not to say, that various American commercial shipping firms did not go to Niigata harbor in 1879, surely many did. An perhaps some of those shippers used old U.S. Navy vessels sold-off and converted to commercial purposes to import/export goods to Japan. The similarity to the U.S.S. Saratoga is not to be overlooked ! THE IMPACT OF THE OPENING OF JAPAN ON THE JAPANESE: The world changed for Japan with the official opening in 1854. From that time forward, a flood of foreign ships loaded with various goods and foreign people inundated Japan. By the early 1870's substantial numbers of foreign people visited Japan, and toured the country. Although this color woodblock print work was printed 'only' twenty-five years after the official and diplomatic "1854 Opening of Japan," the vast majority of Japanese had never seen a foreign "KURO FUNE" nor a foreigner. Japanese color woodblock prints were part of newspapers and little by little knowledge of foreign relations gradually spread throughout Japan, teaching and informing the common people about such historic events, with "amazing & stunning" graphic illustrations of foreigner and their "KURO FUNE." At that time the average rural Japanese dweller, farmer or Lords were mostly isolated from coastal Japan, where the modernization was taking place. For rural Japanese it would take several weeks or even months on foot ["shanks mere"] to go and see the major transition of coastal cities, and their new foreign residents, and world travelers. This print and several other similar examples taught the Japanese of the great wave of change impacting their country. A new world of strange and different foreign attitudes, caused great political changes, and the influx of import foreign goods changed the country. ORIGIN OF THE WORD: "BLACK SHIPS" OR "KURO-FUNE:" The Black Ships ["Kuro-fune", an Edo period Japanese term] was the name given to Western vessels arriving in Japan in the 16th and 19th centuries. In 1543 Portuguese initiated the first contacts, establishing a trade route linking Goa to Nagasaki. The large carracks engaged in this trade had the hull painted black with pitch, and the term came to represent all western vessels. In 1639, after suppressing a rebellion blamed on the Christian influence, the ruling Tokugawa Shogunate retreated into an isolationist policy, called "Sakoku" ["closed country"]. During this "locked state," contact with Japan by Westerners was restricted to Dejima island at Nagasaki, for the Dutch and a few Portuguese traders. In 1844, William II of the Netherlands urged Japan to open, but was rejected. On July 8, 1853, the U.S. Navy steamed four "Black" warships into the bay at Edo and under threat of attack demanded that Japan open to trade with America. Their arrival marked the 'reopening' of the country to political dialogue after more than two hundred years of self-imposed isolation. Trade with America and other Western nations would not come until the Treaty of Amity and Commerce more than five years later. In particular, "Kuro-Fune" in Japanese refers to the American ships: Mississippi, Plymouth, Saratoga, Powhatan and Susquehanna of the Perry Expedition for the opening of Japan, 1853-1854. They arrived on July 14, 1853 at Uraga Harbor [now part of present-day Yokosuka] in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan under the command of United States Commodore Matthew Perry. "Black" refers to the black color of the older sailing vessels, and the "black smoke" from the coal-fired steam engines of the American ships. In this sense, the "Kuro-Fune" became a symbol of the ending of Japan's long period of self-imposed isolation. AMERICA'S "BLACK-SHIP" FLEET: The Japanese in the northern parts of Japan had never seen such a massive, smoke-belching ship before. When it appeared that July summer day off the Yokohama coast, fear was struck in the hearts of the Japanese. The coastal defenses were helpless against the large gunboats with their cannon and the fire power of four huge "Man O'War" PERRY'S FLAG-SHIP THE U.S.S. SUSQUEHANNA: The U.S.S. Susquehanna joined Commodore Matthew Perry's expedition as his flagship at Canton and entered Edo Bay with his squadron on 8 July 1853. After Perry had presented his demands and official letter from President Millard Fillmore to the Japanese government on 14 July. The American warships departed on 17 July. On 12 February 1854, Susquehanna returned with the squadron to Japan as part of Perry's show of force, resulting in the signing of the Convention of Kanagawa on 31 March 1854. The frigate departed Japanese waters on 24 March; and, after operating on the China coast, headed home via the Indian Ocean and the Cape of Good Hope. She arrived at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 10 March 1855 and was decommissioned on 15 March. RARITY OF AMERICAN NAVAL VESSELS IN JAPANESE PRINTS: This print is very RARE. It is one of a small genre recorded showing the visit of American Naval ships related to Commodore Perry and his historic opening of Japan. The American frigate illustrated is not named, but it must be one of those recreated from earlier memory or examples of The subject of U.S. American Naval "Black Ships" in Japanese woodblock prints are scarce! They only appeared in 1852, and in 1854 for a brief period of time, thereafter commercial sailing vessels plied the waters of Japan. There were a small number of American Naval vessels in Japan recorded in 1853, when Commodore Perry and his crew first appeared in Japan and Okinawa. Until the official opening in 1854, there were a very small amount of prints depicting U.S. American Naval vessels. After that time several skilled Japanese Ukiyo-e [woodblock print] artists began to converge on Yokohama, and commence to draw and record the activities of Americans and their commercial ships. For the next few years Japanese were fascinated with the activities and products of the Americans. Woodblock prints, woodblock-printed books were made and distributed throughout large cities along the coast from Yokohama down to Nagasaki. By the 1860-70's, foreign photographers and a few of their Japanese disciples began to take photographs, and woodblock prints began to wane. CONDITION: The work had been re-backed at some time in its life, improving on the edges. There were a couple of small splits to the title cartouche, minimal loss. The whole work is now very stable and solid. Registry and color is excellent. The work is ready for framing and display. It is currently in a paper mat. REFERENCES: ROBERTS, Laurance P.: A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS: PAINTING, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, PRINTS, LACQUER. Hiroshige III 1843-94 p.45. His real name was Goto Torakichi, his "Go" or studio names were Hiroshige, Isshosai, Shigemasa and Shigetora. He was a pupil of Ando Hiroshige [The First] and a Ukiyo-e printmaker. After the retirement of Hiroshige II to Yokohama in about 1865, Goto began calling himself "Hiroshige III," a common practice of disciples after their master died. His specialty was images of new railroad building in Japan. He is well collected by world museums. This work or Hiroshige III is cited in all below references: TAMBA, Tsuneo.: NISHIKI-E NI MIRU MEIJI TENNO TO MEIJI JIDAI. THE MEIJI EMPEROR AND THE MEIJI-PERIOD, LOOKING AT WOODBLOCK PRINTS. TAKAHASHI, Seiichiro.: EVOLUTION OF UKIYO-E. NONOGAMI, Keiichi.: BUNMEI KAIKA NISHIKIESHU: YOKOHAMA-E TO KAIKAE. COLOR PRINTS OF THE LATE TOKUGAWA & EARLY MEIJI PERIODS IN THE NONOGAMI COLLECTION. FICKE, Arthur D.: CHATS ON JAPANESE PRINTS. BINYON, Laurence.: CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE AND CHINESE WOODCUTS PRESERVED IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM. PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART.: FOREIGNERS IN JAPAN: Yokohama and Related Woodcuts in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. MORRISON, Arthur R.: THE PAINTERS OF JAPAN. AMERICAN "BLACK SHIPS" OR "KURO-FUNE" Wikipedia: The U.S.S. Susquehanna, Commodore Perry's Flag Ship, used when he opened Japan, 1853-1854. see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Susquehanna_(1850) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Ships Commodore Matthew C. Perry in Japan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_C._Perry U.S.S. SARATOGA: USS Saratoga, a sloop-of-war, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the Battle of Saratoga of the American Revolutionary War. Her keel was laid down in the summer of 1841 by the Portsmouth Navy Yard. She was launched on 26 July 1842 and commissioned on 4 January 1843. On 12 August 1850, Saratoga got underway on 15 September and proceeded to the western Pacific for service in the East India Squadron. The highlight of her service in the Far East was her participation in Commodore Perry's Opening of Japan. After visiting Japan with Perry in July 1853, she sailed for the China coast and protected American interests at Shanghai while Japanese officials discussed Perry's proposals. She returned with Perry in February 1854, and, after the formal signing of a treaty between the United States and Japan on the last day of March, sailed for the Sandwich Islands carrying Commander Henry A. Adams, to whom Perry had entrusted the American copy of the treaty. 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        L'uomo delinquente studiato in rapporto alla antropologia, alla medicina legale ed alle discipline carcerarie

      Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, 1876 8vo (222x152 mm); contemporary half calf with gilt title on spine; (4), 255, (1) pp. With 4 illustrations in the text, of which one pasted on page 65 reproducing the photograph that three murders made of themselves, as a memory, while miming the crime that they had just committed. Stamps partially removed or erased on the title-page recto and verso and on the second and last leaf of text, some foxing, light browning throughout, all in all a good copy.RARE FIRST EDITION of the work that marks the birth of criminal anthropology. The book went through five editions in Italian and was published in various European languages, including English in 1900."Criminal Man", immediately welcomed as extremely innovative in the psychiatric and medical world of the time, addresses also to judges and lawyers. It illustrates Lombroso's theories on the correlation between somatic and mental deformities with reference to specific factors as atavism, degeneration, and epilepsy. Lombroso also deals with the legal implications of his theories, particularly in relation to the issue of "moral insanity", understood as a serious disturbance of social behavior. Lombroso was convinced of the pathological nature of the born criminal (whom he distinguishes, medically and legally, from the casual offender who commits a crime driven by special circumstances or needs) and of the possibility of explaining and predicting moral degeneration from its physical abnormalities. Lombroso is thus considered as the founder of criminology. The work also contains interesting pages on mafia and camorra (cf. M. Gibson, Born to Crime. Cesare Lombroso and the Italian origins of Biological Criminology, Westport, 2002, passim)."Lombroso... maintained that criminals are more often found to suffer from physical, nervous and mental abnormalities than non-criminals, and that these abnormalities are either inherited or the result of physical degeneration... "Criminal Man" was a revolutionary work which not only caused a considerable stir when it first came out but had a practical effect which was wholly beneficial. The division which it indicated between the congenital criminal and those who were tempted to crime by circumstances has had a lasting effect on penal theory. Again, by connecting the treatment of crime with the treatment of insanity, Lombroso initiated a branch of psychiatric research which has cast new light on problems, such as criminal responsibility, which lie at the root of human society" (J. Carter-P.H. Muir, Printing and the Mind of Man, London, 1967, no. 364).Lombroso was born in Verona in 1835 to a wealthy Jewish family. He studied literature, linguistics, and archaeology at the universities of Padua, Vienna and Paris, before becoming an army surgeon in 1859. In 1866 he was appointed visiting lecturer at Pavia and in 1871 he took charge of the insane asylum at Pesaro. He became professor of forensic medicine and hygiene at Turin in 1878. Later he was appointed as professor of psychiatry (1896) and criminal anthropology (1906) at the same university. He died in Turin in 1909 (cf. M.E. Wolfgang, Pioneers in Criminology: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909), in: "The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science", 1961, 52.4, p. 361 and fl.).Garrison-Morton, Morton's Medical Bibliography. An annotated Check-list of Texts Illustrating the History of Medicine, Cambridge, 1991, no. 174; CLIO, Catalogo dei libri italiani dell'Ottocento (1801-1900), IV, p. 2667 (MI185); Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, LXV, pp. 548-553.

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        Old Christmas and Bracebridge Hall

      London; (1876 and 1877): Macmillan & Co. Small Octavo. second edition, two volumes, 165pp. and 284. 4pp. ads at rear, illustrated by R. Caldecott, bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full red polished calf ruled and lettered in gilt, raised bands, double black morocco spine labels gilt, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, inner gilt dentelles, decorative endpapers, all edges gilt, light rubbing to spine and boards. A lovely set. From the library of R.F. Oxnam with his card laid in and a gift inscription in both volumes.

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        Marthe. -

      Jean Gay 1876 -, Bruxelles - 1 volume. In-12 141 pp. Reliure d'époque demi-chagrin chocolat. Dos à nerfs. Tête dorée. Couverture conservée. Papier bruni. Sans l'eau-forte gravée par Forain. Etat correct. ÉDITION ORIGINALE sur papier d'édition. Jory-Karl Huysmans décrit le parcours misérable de Marthe dans ce Paris de la fin du XIXe siècle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      Gauthier-Villars, Paris 1876 - 8vo (240 x 156 mm). xiii, 383 [1], 4 pp. including half-title, 12 engraved plates, illustrations in text. Book block uncut and unopened except for two gatherings. Original publisher's orange printed wrappers (somewhat soiled and rubbed at extremities). Text fresh and unspotted, slight offsetting from pasted catalogue snippet on inner cover to half-title, a few pages with dust soiling at edges or brown lining from previously inserted paper slips. A very good and highly unsophisticated copy. Very rare in this state. ---- Sparrow 158; Garrison-Morton 2485; Heirs of Hippocrates 1018; Norman 1658; Cushing P-139; Duveen 461. Osler 1550. Thornton & Tully, p. 184. Waller 10966. - FIRST EDITION of Pasteur's important study of fermentation. Pasteur discovered that contaminated beer was caused by microorganisms in the air and not spontaneously generated as previously believed. He perfected a method of preparing pure yeast, acknowledging that a small quantity of oxygen was important for brewing. - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        VIAJE A ORIENTE DE LA FRAGATA DE GUERRA ARAPILES

      - JUAN DE DIOS DE LA RADA Y DELGADO. Viaje a Oriente de la fragata de guerra Arapiles y de la comisión científica que llevó a su bordo. Adornada con láminas en acero, litografiadas y cromo-litografiadas, hechas por dibujos que tomó directamente en los lugares estudiados. El artista de la comisión D. Ricardo Velazquez.- Barcelona, Emilio Oliver y Compañía, Imprenta de Jaime Jepúes Roviralta,Tipografía la Acamédica, Enrique Rubiños, 1876-1882; 3 volúmenes en folio mayor 37x26,5 cm, holandesa editorial, planos rotulados y estampados, cortes dorados, 1º, anteportada- portada, 767 pp. 3 hh. 29 láminas. 2º, 727 pp 2 hh 20 láminas 3º, 233 pp 2 hh. 16 láminas. Obra suntuosa, ilustrada con multitud de láminas en acero y otras cromolitografiadas. Exlibris de anterior propietario en la guarda. Ejemplar en buen estado de conservación. Viaje por Napoles Mesina Catania, Constantinopla, Grecia, Beyruth, Damasco, Alejandria, Malta, . Palau: 245954.

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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.).

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        ANTIQUE COLOR FOLDING MAP OF NEW YORK STATE C1831 20 5" X 16 5" Lbc

      Humphrey Phelps. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1876. Paper. hand Color ; This fold-out map, entitled "Map Of The State Of New York With The Latest Improvements," was done by Humphrey Phelps, 1831. Insets include a "Profile of the Western Canal", "Profile of the Northern Canal" and a "Statistical Table". Borders to counties and the US/Canadian border through the Great Lakes, are hand-colored. The map folds into publisher's cloth-covered boards with stamped gilt. Map measures approximately 20.5" x 16.5" while the book is approximately 3" x 5". "Humphrey Phelps was an American map, broadside, and book publisher based in New York City. Phelps' earliest work seems to be a plan of New York City for his Stranger's Guide, dating to about 1830. The New York map publishing circle seems to have been quite close and Phelps commonly partnered with various other New York publishers and printers including Ensign, Thayer, Bridgman, Fanning, Hooker, Peabody, Magnus, and Walker, among others. The natural consequence of his rampant partnering is a vast and varied corpus of work including many scarce items with low print runs. Phelps is best known for his emigrant and tourist guides." Period hand-colouring .

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        County Atlas of Berkshire Massachusetts

      R. T. White & Co, New York 1876 - large folio, quarter bound in black leather with black paper covered boards. Covers detached but present and show moderately heavy wear. All maps, plans and views and lists called for in the list of such items are present and in good condition. There are some short tears along some folds and some small chips missing from some pages, paper age toned and starting to become brittle, but overall, the contents are good to very good with color on the maps and plans and very nice b&w views. Overall, a scarce survivor inspite of the detached covers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (240 x 156 mm). xiii, 383 [1], 4 pp. including half-title, 12 engraved plates, illustrations in text. Book block uncut and unopened except for two gatherings. Original publisher's orange printed wrappers (somewhat soiled and rubbed at extremities). Text fresh and unspotted, slight offsetting from pasted catalogue snippet on inner cover to half-title, a few pages with dust soiling at edges or brown lining from previously inserted paper slips. A very good and highly unsophisticated copy. Very rare in this state. ----Sparrow 158; Garrison-Morton 2485; Heirs of Hippocrates 1018; Norman 1658; Cushing P-139; Duveen 461. Osler 1550. Thornton & Tully, p. 184. Waller 10966. - FIRST EDITION of Pasteur's important study of fermentation. Pasteur discovered that contaminated beer was caused by microorganisms in the air and not spontaneously generated as previously believed. He perfected a method of preparing pure yeast, acknowledging that a small quantity of oxygen was important for brewing. - Visit our website for additional images and information. Near Fine.

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        The Geographical Distribution of Animals.

      1876 - With a Study of the Relations of Living and Extinct Faunas as Elucidating the Past Changes of the Earth's Surface. First American edition (published in the same year as the English). 2 Vols. 1 Coloured folding map, 6 coloured maps, and 20 engraved plate illustrations. 8vo. xxiv, 503 pp. and x, 607, [1] ii ad pp. Ex library edition. Front 5 gatherings of both volumes coming away from spine. Tear to C1 not affecting the text. Plate xx tissue guard missing. Original orange cloth, gilt title on spine and pictorial covers.Extremities bumped on all corners and spine worn on top and bottom. library stamps and plates within, along with Dewey decimal number inscribed in white on spine of both volumes. Edges browned. New York, Harper and Brothers This important scientific work is probably best epitomised in the author's own preface: 'My object has been to show the important bearing of researches into the natural history of every part of the world, upon the study of its past history. An accurate knowledge of any groups of birds or of insects and of their geographical distribution, may enable us to map out the islands and continents of a former epoch, - the amount of difference that exists between the animals of adjacent districts being closely related to preceding geographical changes.' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Broadside] The five flags hoisted at 83° 20' 26' N. on May 12th, 1876.

      London Pettitt and Co. Lithographers n.d 1876 - Lithograph, printed on paper, flags printed in colour, framed and glazed, overall dimensions 31 x 63.5 cm. Rare broadside commemorating the new record for farthest north set by Commander Markham, showing the various flags of the expedition. The five flags hoisted were: Lieut. Parr's standard; White Ensign; Capt. Nares' flag; Capt. Markham's flag; and Capt. Markham's standard. In addition, the broadside gives the various flags of H. M. S. Alert, Autumn Travelling, 1875; Spring Travelling,1876, extended parties, auxiliary parties, and dog sledges; and H. M. S. Discovery, Spring Travelling, 1876. In addition to the flags the various personnel and details of the parties' achievements are given. The British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876, led by Sir George Strong Nares, was sent by the British Admiralty to attempt to reach the North Pole via Smith Sound. Two ships, H. M. S. Alert and H. M. S. Discovery (captained by Henry Frederick Stephenson), sailed from Portsmouth on 29 May 1875. Although the expedition failed to reach the North Pole, the coasts of Greenland and Ellesmere Island were extensively explored and large amounts of scientific data were collected. On this expedition, Nares became the first explorer to take his ships all the way north through the channel between Greenland and Ellesmere Island (now named Nares Strait in his honour) to the Lincoln Sea. Up to this time, it had been a popular theory that this route would lead to the supposed Open Polar Sea, an ice-free region surrounding the pole, but Nares found only a wasteland of ice. A sledging party under Commander Albert Hastings Markham set a new record Farthest North of 83° 20' 26"N, but overall the expedition was a near-disaster. The men suffered badly from scurvy and were hampered by inappropriate clothing and equipment. Nares wintered at Fort Conger during the winter of 1875.[1] Realising that his men could not survive another winter in the ice, Nares hastily retreated southward with both his ships in the summer of 1876.

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        9 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Wien, Rom u.a., 1844-1876. - Beckx besuchte ab 1815 das Jesuitenkolleg in Mecheln, wo er am 7. März 1819 die Priesterweihe empfing. 1819 trat Beckx der Ordensgemeinschaft der Gesellschaft Jesu bei. Nach seelsorgerischen Tätigkeiten in Hamburg, Hildesheim und Braunschweig wurde er in Hildesheim Professor für Kirchenrecht. 1830 übersiedelte er nach Wien und wurde von seinem Orden, aber auch vom Heiligen Stuhl, mit wichtigen Missionen in die Lombardei, nach Ungarn und nach Bayern betraut. Im Revolutionsjahr 1848 wurde Beckx mit allen anderen Jesuiten aus Österreich vertrieben. Beckx ging zurück nach Belgien und wurde 1851 Rektor des Kollegs in Löwen. Bald kehrte er jedoch wieder nach Österreich zurück und wurde 1852 zum Superior von Ungarn ernannt und kurze Zeit später zum Provinzial der Provinz Österreich. Als am 8. Mai 1853 der 21. General des Ordens, Joannes Philippus Roothaan starb, wählte die Generalversammlung am 2. Juli 1853 Beckx einstimmig zum 22. General des Ordens. Beckx schaffte es in seiner ca. vierjährigen Amtszeit, die Zahl der Ordensmitglieder mehr als zu verdoppeln. Auch die häufigen Missionen in protestantische Gegenden und der bedeutende Einfluss, welchen der Orden besonders seit Ende der 1850er Jahre gewonnen hatte, waren vornehmlich seiner geschickten Leitung der Ordensangelegenheiten zuzuschreiben. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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

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        The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley (First Edition: Complete in Four Volumes)

      London: Reeves and Turner. Very Good. 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Complete set of four volumes in original publisher's binding of blue cloth decorated in gilt with flowers and sun in overlapping circles to upper board, a bird and butterfly to lower, and sun shining on sunflower to spine. Scarce in this delighful binding and rarely found in such bright condition. Edgewear; bumping and fraying to spines and corners; front hinges starting; 'Esto Perpetua' bookplate to pastedown of each volume; offsetting to feps; soiling to page edges; 3 cm stain to top edges on Vol. III; no inscriptions or other markings. Vol I: xl, 413 pp, 1 p. corrections, portrait frontis. + 2 other plates; Vol. I: vii, 438 pp, 1 p corrections, portrait frontis.; Vol. III: xx, 476 pp + 1 p corrections, frontis. + 3 other plates; Vol. IV: xix, 573 pp, 1 p corrections, frontis. + 1 other plate. Vols. I and II published 1876; III and IV, 1877. .

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        La Cité dolente. Sonnets. (Manuscrit).

      - [La Roche-Guyon], 1876. Manuscrit in-4 (315 x 247 mm), plein maroquin rouge de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs filetés or, orné de compartiments dorés aux petits fers, triple filet doré en encadrement sur les plats et grand fleuron rocaille doré au centre, titre doré, daté en pied, filets sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, tête dorée, 250 p., (1) f. blanc, (2) f. de table. Très beau manuscrit, très soigné, contenant soixante poèmes apparemment demeurés inédits, orné et calligraphié à l'encre violette et bistre, dans un double encadrement. Le recueil est divisé en deux parties: "Sonnets divers" – "La cité dolente" (le titre est emprunté au vers qui ouvre le Chant III de "l’Enfer" de Dante). Contient une photographie originale de la duchesse en regard du titre et une photographie originale de l'écrivain Victor de Laprade, dédicataire du manuscrit, en regard de la page de dédicace. Isabelle Nivière (1833 - 1911) épousa en 1853 Alfred de La Rochefoucauld, duc de la Roche-Guyon. D'une nature profondément mélancolique, la duchesse ne vivait que pour la poésie. Elle publia chez Lemerre plusieurs recueils de poèmes aux titres significatifs - ‘La Vie sombre’, ‘Les Langueurs charmées’, ‘Le Coeur en larmes’ - et entretint des correspondances suivies avec les poètes de son temps: François Coppée, Frédéric Mistral et surtout Victor de Laprade (1812-1883), le jeune désenchanté des années 1830 qui avait trouvé la consécration et remplacé Musset à l’Académie française. Isabelle de La Roche Guyon poursuivit, avec lui, une relation épistolaire longue, intense et passionnée qui ne s’acheva qu’avec la mort de celui-ci. La "poésie féminine vibrante de sensibilité" d’Isabelle de La Roche Guyon rencontra un certain succès et fut reprise dans plusieurs recueils collectifs de son temps. Elle était distinguée par ses contemporains "par l’originalité du sentiment et la force de l’expression" (Ch. de Pomairols) Superbe exemplaire, dans une fine reliure de maître, parfaitement conservé. (("poésie féminine vibrante de sensibilité")) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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