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        THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

      HARTFORD, CT THE AMERICAN PUBLISHING CO. PUB 1876. - VERY GOOD+ WITHOUT D.J. THIS IS A 1899 REPRINT IN THE ORIGINAL FORMAT AS ORIGINAL EDITION WITH FRONTISPIECE AND 159 VIGNETTES IN TEXT. ORIGINAL BLUE CLOTH COVERED BOARDS STAMPED IN GILT AND BLACK, TITLES AND DECORATIONS, TO THE SPINE AND COVERS WITH CREAM COLORED ENDPAPERS. BOOK HAS SOME MODEST SOIL, A RUBBED SPOT ON THE FRONT COVER, SOME LIGHT RUB ON THE REAR COVER, SPINE HEEL CHIPPED AND NICELY REPAIRED, SPINE SLIGHTLY DARKENED, SPINE GILT ALSO SLIGHTLY DULLED, AND MODERATE SOILING THROUGHOUT THE TEXT (ORIGINAL OWNER WAS APPARENTLY A PIPE SMOKER) AN EXCELLENT WELL PRESERVED AND TIGHT COPY OF THIS ATTRACTIVE HIGHLIGHT OF AMERICAN NINETEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE. Binding is HARDCOVER. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

      The American Publishing Company 1876 - rebound in blue cloth, corners bumped, really a reading copy but intact rare copy of arguably the best American novel.Ist edition, 2nd issue, printed same day, frontis on back of half title. original spine is missing, replaced with blue cloth during the rebinding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ian Thompson]
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        Autograph letter signed ("R. F. Burton").

      Trieste, Consulate, 16. X. 1876. - 3 pp. Small 8vo. To the publisher and author George Bentley (1828-95), complaining that his "letter has certainly miscarried. I accept the conditions provided we print at once [.]". He asks for an "agreement to settle at the end of six months or a year and to allow me a dozen copies for friends. Could we manage to print without destroying the two old volumes. Of course you can take them to pieces and I will have them rebound when you have done with them [.]". He continues, "For corrections a single revise will suffice. Kindly let me have proofs in duplicate accompanied by the manuscript - which saves time [.]." He asks his opinion on illustration, and repeats that he has sketches and photographs suggesting that "perhaps the best way would be to prefix one to each volume, say Sir Charles Napier to vol. I and the photo of a Sindi girl to vol. 2 [.]". He offers to send them off at once if it suits.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        LES INSTRUMENTS A ARCHET: LES FESEURS, LES JOUEURS D'INSTRUMENTS. LEUR HISTOIRE SUR LE CONTINENT EUROPEEN. SUIVI D'UN CATALOGUE GENERAL DE LA MUSIQUE DE CHAMBRE

      J. Claye 1876-78, Paris - Three volumes. Quarto. [iv], xvi, 357p; [iv], vi, 383p; [iv], vi, 160p, cxxvii. Illustrated with 122 engraved plates by Frederic Hillemacher. Beautifully bound by Anthony Baron, London, in quarter morocco with marbled sides, spines with gilt title and rules Rare - this book has appeared at auction only eight times in the last 37 years. Slightest foxing, contents very clean with wide margins and deckle edges [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

      Hartford: American Publishing 1876 - "Mark Twain refreshed his spirit in this semi-autobiographical story of boyhood . [and] let fresh air into the minds of parents who had shut the door on their own childhood, and they will be classics the world over as long as there are boys." - Grolier American 100 Books Original blue cloth. 19th-century stamps of Otis Fish on endpapers. Inner hinge neatly restored, spine ends expertly touched up. A very handsome copy. Half morocco case. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (on wove paper and with half-title and frontispiece on different leaves). The great wisdom and sparkling wit of Twain's masterpiece Tom Sawyer is legendary, and every reading reminds us of the treasures buried in its pages: "If he hadn't run out of whitewash, he would have bankrupted every boy in the village. . He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain. . Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do." "Tom Sawyer was the first printed story of a boy in which the hero was recognizable as a boy throughout the whole narrative . until Tom Sawyer was written, nearly all the boys of fiction were adults with a lisp, or saintly infants, or mischievous eccentrics . in the work of Dickens there were hints of boys that were boys; but Tom was the first full blown boy in all fiction . the book is a landmark" (Booth Tarkington). Tom Sawyer is among the most difficult of the great 19th-century American novels to obtain in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop]
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        The Hand of Ethelberta. A Comedy in Chapters.

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1876. - First Edition. 2 volumes; 8vo. The novel was originally written, in serial form, for the Cornhill magazine, which was edited by Leslie Stephen, a friend and mentor of Hardy's. Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf during the author's lifetime in green half crushed morocco with gilt titles and gilt raised bands to spines, gilt rule to green cloth boards, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. With 11 illustrations. Minor sunning to spines; light specks of foxing to first and last couple of leaves. Bookplate to paste downs. A fine copy. The events of the story concern Ethelberta's career as a famous poetess and storyteller as she struggles to support her family and conceal her secret—that her father is a butler. Beautiful, clever, and rational, she easily attracts four very persistent suitors but is reluctant to give her much-coveted hand. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        The Japan Punch (October, 1876)

      Yokohama 1876 - [Important Early English Language Satirical Periodical Published in Meiji Japan]. Newspaper type format (9 3/4+ x 14 1/4 in - 25.1 x 33.6 cm), October, 1876, string tied, woodblock printed on good quality paper paper, illustrated cover and 10 pages with no back cover. The month of October is handwritten rather than printed. Numerous satirical drawings with commentaries by Wirgman relevant to foreign residents in Meiji Japan. ~ Condition. The periodical is in Very Good condition. The string ties are present but loose. The pages are clean and free of staining, foxing and toning. The paper is supple. There is insect damage internally (worm hole appearing areas). However, they don't detract from the overall appearance. Considering the transitory nature of this publication, a remarkably well preserved copy. ~~ More information, to include digital pictures, available on request.

      [Bookseller: George C. Baxley]
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        Historia de la Revolución Francesa 1789 a 1815 / Historia del Consulado y del Imperio.

      - Con un extenso juicio crítico de la revolución y sus hombres por Don Emilio Castelar.- .- 5 VOL.- B.- Montaner y Simón ed.- .- 1876-1879.- Folio mayor.- T.I, Iª parte:CLX+III+628 pp.-T.I.Iiª parte:632 pp.-T.II:936 pp.-T.III:998 pp.-T.IV:982 pp.- Magníficos grabados en el texto y láminas tiradas aparte, representando los personajes y episodios más notables.- .- Encuadernación original de la editorial, tela estampada y lomo en piel, dorados, gofrados.- Puntos de óxido en algunas hojas, buen estado general .- ATENCIÓN: EN EL PAGO CONTRA REEMBOLSO EL PRECIO DEL ENVÍO SE INCREMENTARÁ EN 3.00 EUROS

      [Bookseller: La Trastienda Libros S.L.]
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        Two Rivulets Including Democratic Vistas, Centennial Songs, and Passage to India [Centennial Edition, Signed]

      Author's Edition, Camden, New Jersey 1876 - First Issue, one of only 100 copies [BAL 21411], sometimes called the Centennial Edition, after the label at foot of the spine. 8vo: 32,[2],84,[2] 18,[2],x,[4],14,[4],68,[2],120pp, with albumen print frontispiece portrait of the poet autographed by Whitman tipped-in with printed two-line caption (in later states, the caption was extended to a third line) and inserted final leaf advertising Whitman's books. Original tan leather spine and corners (Meyerson's binding B, no known priority), spine compartments heavily tooled in gilt, three black and one red leather lettering pieces gilt, orange S cloth sides, all edges gilt, torquoise-coated endpapers embossed with all-over leaf pattern, cobalt-blue ribbon marker (and dried, pressed flower) laid in. First line of second paragraph on p. 60 changed in Whitman's hand (as in most first-issue copies) to read: 'Long, long ere the Second Centennial . . . ' A superior copy, virtually spotless, in a strong, fresh binding. BAL 21411. Meyerson A9.I.a. Wells and Goldsmith, pp. 21-22. "In a continuing effort to cash in on the nation's centennial celebration, Whitman decided in 1875 'to bring out a volume . . . partly as my contribution to our National Centennial.' The book would be called Two Rivulets; as Whitman explained the title, 'two flowing chains of prose and verse, emanating the real and ideal.' Whitman's continuing obsession with dualities now carries over into the tensions between prose (the language of the 'real') and poetry (the language of the 'ideal'). . . . Two Rivulets contains Democratic Vistas, Centennial Songs, As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free, Memoranda During the War and Passage to India, each with its own title page and pagination, since [Whitman] was in some cases using already printed unbound pages from the various independently published books. Whitman limited this Centennial Edition to 100 copies, printed in Camden (his first book to be printed in his new city) and bound by James Arnold in Philadelphia in two different bindings (black leather with marbled paper sides, and brown leather with orange cloth). The volume contains a copy of a Pearsall photograph of Whitman pasted onto a sheet of paper and inserted just before the title page indicating: "Photo'd from Life, Sept., '72, Brooklyn, N.Y.," with each copy signed "Walt Whitman / born May 31 /1819.' . . . The book is a striking example of Whitman's innovation in design. . . . Whitman had the first 100 copies bound to match his first printing of the 1876 Leaves, so that the two books could be sold as a Centennial set . . . (Folsom, Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman). G. F. E. Pearsall's photograph has become one of the classic images of the poet. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Map of New York City south of 46th. St

      M. Dripps, New York 1876 - A fine example of this pocket map, with a fully-coloured inset of a copy of Thomas Kitchin's map of 'New York Island' (originally published in the London Magazine in 1778) and interesting lists of Police Stations and sub-Post Offices, a street directory, and a key to rail road routes The title notes that the map also includes details '. showing new arrangement Docks, piers and water frontage also soundings and former high water line Elevated and horse car railroad routes, traced by characters, public buildings, churches, &c. Street directory and numbers.' The detail on the map is impressive, with numerous businesses, hotels, banks, theatres, etc. identified, as well as the route of the elevated railway along Greenwich Street -- the first elevated railroad in Manhattan. In the same year, Dripps also issued a two-sheet map which extended the area covered north to 135th street but was otherwise similar (the same inset Kitchin map for instance). Cf. "Checklist of Maps and Atlases relating to the city of New York in the New York Public Library" in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, volume V (New York: 1901), p.71 ("Map . south of 135th Street'); not in Rumsey. Folding lithographic map (39 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches), hand-coloured in outline. (Small clean tears to folds, small section at foot of title excised by the publisher, replaced with identical paper and with some manuscript work added). 1p. letterpress 'Catalogue of M. Dripps' Maps' tipped onto front pastedown of cover. (Small clean tears to folds.) Unbound, as issued, within original dark brown cloth boards, blocked in blind, with title 'Dripps' Large Map of N.Y. City' blocked in gilt on upper cover. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        WI - NE - MA (The Woman - Chief) and Her People.

      American Publishing Company,, Hartford: 1876 - Illustrated with frontis, 5 portraits & 8 plates. "During the 1872-3 Modoc uprising on the California-Oregon border, Winema acted as interpreter for the peace commission, saving the life of the author, who was Indian superintendent for Oregon. Meacham gives the Modoc side of the controversy." [Sloan]. ABPC shows the title last at auction in 1997, with only one prior occurence (1991). Spine cloth darkend & worn, with front joint cloth splitting top 1.5". Two bookplates to front paste-down. Faint tide-line in lower margin of first few leaves. A few pages with po underlining. An About VG copy of a rare book on the subject. Original brown cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to front board. 12mo. 7-5/8" x 5". 1st edition (Cowan II, p. 421; Smith 6627). vi, [7] - 168 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        AUSSPRUCHE EINES HEILKUNDIGEN UBER VERGANGENES, GEGENWARTIGES UND

      1876 - Marx, Dr. K. F. H. AUSSPRUCHE EINES HEILKUNDIGEN UBER VERGANGENES, GEGENWARTIGES UND KUNFTIGES. Gottingen: Dieterich'schen Verlags - Buchhandlung, 1876. iv + 143 pp. 8vo., quarter brown cloth, unmarked, with brown marbled paper covered boards. Presentation copy inscribed by Marx on front flyleaf (no date). Boards and cloth worn. Pencil margin marks in a good portaion of the text. See Garrison Morton 2531 for another title by this author, ORIGINES CONTAGII (1824). Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        GUIDE To NASSAU, Island of New Providence, Bahamas, West Indies, with Illustrations from Photographs. The Royal Victoria Hotel and The New York, Nassau & Savannah Mail Steamship Line. With Meteorological Tables, and Other Statistics of Interest to Invalids and Travelers

      New York:: Lawrence & Allen,. 1876.. 8vo. 9-1/4" x 6". 1st edition. 28, [20] pp. Last page blank; 19 pp of adverts prior.. Original printed peach-colored wrappers. Rear wrapper with cut of the Royal Victoria Hotel.. Light wear to wrappers. Faint vertical fold line. A pleasing, well-. preserved VG+ copy.. OCLC records 10 institutional holdings. Rare in the trade. . Frontis of Nassau harbor. Text illustrated with cuts.

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        The Hunting of The Snark

      London, Macmillan and Co.,, 1876. An Agony in Eight Fits. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt. With 9 black and white illustrations by Henry Holiday. Some browning to prelims, an insect mark to a couple of pages, some very light scattered foxing. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Hunting of The Snark. An Agony in Eight Fits.

      London, Macmillan and Co., 1876 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Some browning to prelims, an insect mark to a couple of pages, some very light scattered foxing. A fine copy. With 9 black and white illustrations by Henry Holiday. First Edition, First Impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves Alice

      [Oxford: Printed by Parker on E. Towgood's cream-laid large post fine paper], 1876. First edition, first issue, with the watermark of Towgood fine, and with"my" in Roman type face at line 12 on the third page instead of italics. 16mo. [4 pp.]. Fine. Williams and Madan. A Handbook to the Literaure of the Rev. Chas. L. Dodgson (1931) no. 90. no. 1 pp. 69-72

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Eastern Persia an Account of the Journeys of the Persian Boundary Commission 1870-71-72.

      Macmillan., London. 1876 - 2 Volumes. Volume I: The Geography with Narratives by Majors St. John, Lovett, and Euan Smith and an Introduction by Major-General Sir Fredric John Goldsmid, C.B., K.C.S.I. 3 folding coloured linen backed maps, black and white frontispiece, 1 colour plate, lviii + 443pp, appendices, index, ribbon bookmark. Volume II: The Zoology and Geology by W.T. Blanford, A.R.S.M., F.R.S. 1 folding coloured linen backed map, 18 attractive handcoloured lithographs of mammals and birds by Keulemans, 10 black and white lithographs of reptiles by Ford mainly from Southern Persia and Baluchistan, viii + 516pp, index. Ex Parliamentary library set, gilt library stamp upper covers and spines, but no other library markings, half morocco, cloth covered boards, marbled endpapers and matching edges, gilt spine with raised bands, leather is rubbed and worn at extremities, spines sunned, lightly foxed throughout, but a very sound handsome set. Narrative of the proceedings of the Persia and Baluchistan boundary commission, and the Persia and Afghanistan question of Sistan, 1870-72, for which Major-General Sir Fredric John Goldsmid was arbitrator. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

      Hartford, Conn.: Chicago, Ill.: Cincinnati, Ohio. A. Roman & Co., San Francisco, Cal. The American Publishing Company. 1876. - First Edition (1875) With numerous Illustrations throughout the text. Printed on laid paper with the frontispiece drawing of Tom Sawyer on the verso of the half-title page; and with the first page of the "Contents" on the verso of the preface page. With the ads for books sold by The American Publishing Company on pp. 277-280 labeled "Revised December 1st, 1876". Dedication page: "To my Wife this book is affectionately dedicated." VG+ in blue woven cloth stamped brightly in gilt and black on the front boards and the spine. There is light wear to the top and bottom of the spine ends and rubbing at the corners. There is also some staining across the top of the front panel and "spatter" staining across the rear panel. Internally, the book is very clean and tight with scattered foxing to the top few inches of the fore-edge. First Edition (1875) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books]
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        THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND. THE MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE ... Translated from the French by W. H. G. Kingston. COMPLETE IN THREE PARTS. I. DROPPED FROM THE CLOUDS. II. ABANDONED. III. THE SECRET OF THE ISLAND

      New York: Scribner, Armstrong, & Co., 743-745 Broadway,. 1876. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-x [xi] xii-xiv [xv] xvi-xviii [xix] xx [xxi] xxii [xxii] xxiv [1-2] [1] 2-310 [1-2] [1] 2-304 [1-2] [1] 2-299 [300: blank] [301-304: ads], fly leaves at front and rear, 149 full page illustrations by J. Ferat (integral to text leaves, not inserted plates, but not reckoned in the pagination),. original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, yellow endpapers.. Cloth lightly worn at corner tips, a tight, clean, near fine copy. A. bright, attractive, superior copy of this book. (#111184). First combined edition. An authorized edition of DROPPED FROM THE CLOUDS, the first part of THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, was first published in book form in the Fall of 1874 by Scribner, Armstrong as THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND ... WRECKED IN THE AIR to compete with a pirated edition published at or about the same time by Henry L. Shepard as THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND. PART FIRST, SHIPWRECKED IN THE AIR. In September 1875 Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle published THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND in three volumes subtitled DROPPED FROM THE CLOUDS, ABANDONED and THE SECRET OF THE ISLAND. In November 1875 Scribner, Armstrong brought out their uniform three-volume edition which was printed in Boston using Sampson Low plates. Sometime before 31 March 1876 Scribner, Armstrong published their combined edition which sold for $3.00, half the cost of the three-volume set. Three other combined editions of THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, all unauthorized, were published in 1876: a 650- page edition with 24 illustrations produced by Donnelly, Loyd and Company of Chicago; an abridged translation by Hawley Lee which had been serialized in AMERICAN HOMES was published by "Household Words" Publishing Company of Boston; and an abridged translation by Stephen W. White which had been published in THE EVENING TELEGRAPH was published in book form by the newspaper as a 25¢ paperback. The priority of these 1876 combined editions has not been established, but this Scribner, Armstrong edition is the more elaborate and least common of the four. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2234. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 767. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 19. Bleiler (1978), p. 199. Reginald 14634. Myers 42 ("a very rare edition!"). Taves and Michaluk V013.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Anerchidau Gan Mr D. L. Moody Gyda Hanes ei Fywyd a'i Lafur ef, a Mr Ira D. Sankey

      Dinbych - Thomas Gee, 1876 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarcehistory of the lives and preachings of D. L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey. In Welsh. Dwight Lyman Moody (February 5, 1837 - December 22, 1899), was an American evangelist and publisher who founded the Moody Church, Northfield School and Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts (now Northfield Mount Hermon School), the Moody Bible Institute and Moody Publishers. It was while on a trip to England with Ira D. Sankey in 1872 that he became well known as an evangelist. Some have claimed he was the greatest evangelist of the 19th century. He preached almost a hundred times and came into communion with the Plymouth Brethren. On several occasions he filled stadia of 2,000 to 4,000 capacity. In the Botanic Gardens Palace, a meeting had between 15,000 to 30,000 people. Ira D. Sankey (August 28, 1840 August 13, 1908), known as The Sweet Singer of Methodism, was an American gospel singer and composer, and travelled with Moody through Britain. With copperplate inscriptions of Henry W. Thomas, 1880, and ink ownership stamps of Rev. D. J. Rees of Llansaint. Illustrated frontispiece depicting Moody, and illustration showing Sankey in centre of book. Condition: Halfbound in roan with cloth boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing and marks to front board. Slight loss to head of spine. Internally, firmly bound, one or two closed tears to pages. Age-toning, spotting and handling marks throughout. Overall: GOOD (ONLY).

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        LES CINQ LIVRES DE F. RABELAIS. Publiés avec des variantes et un glossaire par P. CHERON, et ornés de onze Eaux-Fortes par E. BOILVIN.

      Librairie Des Bibliophiles, Edition Jouaust 1876 - 5 volumes in-12 ( 180 X 110 mm ) de 223 208 271 312 XIV et 307 pages, plein veau fauve glacé, dos lisses ornés de fleurons rocaille dorés et de filets dorés droits et perlés, doubles filets dorés d'encadrement sur les plats, coupes et coiffes filetées d'or, dentelles interieures dorées, têtes dorées ( Reliures de l'époque signées BELTZ-NIEDREE ). Jolie édition tirée à petit nombre sur beau papier, illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur en frontispice et 10 eaux-fortes hors texte par E. BOILVIN. Mors trés légèrements frottés, beaux exemplaires dans de fraîches et élégantes reliures signées. Littérature [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("R. F. Burton").

      Trieste, Consulate, 19. VI. 1876. - 3 pp. Small 8vo. On his blue notepaper with his Arabic heading. To the publisher and author George Bentley (1828-95), stating that he has "polished up Scinde, now 'Sind' or the Unhappy Valley, that is I have almost re-written it. As your late father was the first to publish it I think it only fair to offer it to you. The augmentations will fatten the volumes, and I have a lot of photographs and old sketches (caricatures of Sir Charles Napier etc.etc.) which I think might be introduced with advantage, but are you inclined so to do? [.]". He says he will wait, "before giving the last touches to the book and then send it [.] When you receive it you will make up your mind and let me know [.] I shall probably be at Trieste for some time, but residence is always doubtful under the F.O. After Iceland, 6 months in India & Sind a little rest is of course desirable, to get it however is the difficulty [.]". - Burton brought Napier much detailed information on wife killing and bizarre reality although Napier had signed the death warrants of several rich convicted murderers. Napier was impressed by Burton's reports and would accept counsel from him. Burton, for example, suggested that Napier continue the practice of killing a murderer by shooting him out of a cannon rather than hanging, as a lack of proper burial would mean the Muslim would never reach paradise. Napier was disturbed by reports of homosexuality amongst the Muslims. Certain reports spoke of male brothels in Karachi which were corrupting the troops, and Napier asked Burton to investigate. Burton agreed to do this on the "express condition that my report should not be forwarded to the Bombay Government, from whom supporters of the Conqueror's policy could expect scant favour, justice, or mercy." [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The hunting of the snark : an agony in eight fits / by Lewis Carroll, author of "Alice's adventures in wonderland," and "Through the looking-glass." With nine illustrations by Henry Holiday

      London : Macmillan and Co. 1876 - Final page of publisher's advertisements. Physical desc.: xi, [3], [3]-83 p. : ill. ; 18.2 cm. Summary: Lewis Carroll's celebrated nonsense poem, describing the strange voyage of the Bellman and his crew, and their attempt to track down a Snark. Subject: Children's poetry, English. Juvenile literature - English - 19th century. Bookplate of Laura Joseph. Finely bound in full, contemporary aniline calf. Raised bands with contrasting gilt-blocked labels. Inner gilt dentelles. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy. 1 Kg. 83 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REAL DESPACHO DE NOBLEZA Y ARMAS DE DON MANUEL LÓPEZ GAMUNDI VILLANUEVA Y OMS.

      Madrid, 1876 - . 32 cm. 40 hojas manuscritas. Portada, una lámina con un escudo, otra con el árbol genealógico, capitales ilustradas y escudos bellamente pintados a mano. Edición en orla. Enc. en plena piel roja, ruedas y un escudo grabado, cantos y contracantos, cortes dorados. * Real despacho de Nobleza de Manuel López Gamundi, natural de Palma de Mallorca, de la orden de Carlos III, redactado y certificado por Luis Vilar y Pascual. Ejecutoria Genealogia i heràldica Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ON THE INFLUENCE OF GEOLOGICAL CHANGES ON THE EARTH'S AXIS OF ROTATION together with ON THE PRECISION OF A VISCOUS SPHEROID, AND THE REMOTE HISTORY OF THE EARTH and PROBLEMS CONNECTED WITH THE TIDES OF A VISCOUS SPHEROID and ON the BODILY TIDES of VISCOUS and SEMI-ELASTIC SPHEROIDS, and on the OCEAN TIDES UPON a YIELDING NUCLEUS and on the SECULAR CHANGES in the ELEMENTS of the ORBIT of a SATELLITE REVOLVING about a TIDALLY DISTORTED PLANET

      London: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1876-1890. First Edition. Hardcover. Also includes ON THE TIDAL FRICTION OF A PLANET ATTENDED BY SEVERAL SATELLITES, AND ON THE EVOLUTION OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM and ON FIGURES OF EQUILIBRIUM OF ROTATING MASSES OF FLUID and ON THE MECHANICAL CONDITIONS OF A SWARM OF METEORITES, AND ON THEORIES OF COSMOGONY and ON TIDAL PREDICTION; Full leather four raised spine cords, rubs at high points, hinge papers cracked - book tight ; Numerous plates and charts .

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        Palestine and Syria. Handbook for travellers.

      Kark Baedeker, Leipsic 1876 - Small 8vo. Pp, xvi, 610. 19 maps, 43 plans, a panorama of Jerusalem and 10 views. Original cloth-backed boards. Marbled edges. Spine considerably faded and with a very little wear at top of spine. A nick in the cloth at the lower edge of the front cover. From the library of Tarradale House with bookplate (and cancellation stamp) on front paste-down endpaper. An excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Inner Life of Syria, Palestine, and the Holy Land. From My Private Journal, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES]

      London, King, 1876.. Two volumes. Octavo. Pp. x, 376; 340, 32 publisher's catalogue. Each volume with a mounted original albumen print as a portrait frontispieces. A chromolithograph plate to each volume, and a large folding map, lithographed in colour, to volume I. Hardcover, uniformly bound in the original publisher's dark brown cloth, half crescent and a star blind embossed on each upper cover, spines gilt, dyed shelf number to foot, spines broken, detached, this of volume II only partly. A very good set in about fine interior. ~ Second edition, first published a year earlier. Noted classicist Dr. Henriëtte Boas' copy, with her bookplate to each volume. Original albumen prints in books are not common. Invented by Louis Désiré Blanquart-Évrard in 1850, the process involved plain paper coated with a layer of egg-white sensitised with silver nitrate before exposure.

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        Dictionnaire de la Langue Dene-Dindjie. Dialectes Montagnais Ou Chippewayan, Peaux de Lievre et Loucheux Renfermant En Outre Un Grand Nombre de Termes Propresa Sept Autres Dialectes de la Meme Langue Precede d'une Monographie Des Dene-Dindjie d'une Grammaire et de Tableaux Synoptiques Des Conjugaisons

      Ernest Leroux, Paris - 1876, 1st Edition. () Very good. lxxxviii,367pp. Folio. Bound in 20th century course tan cloth. Leather spine label. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges. Original front wrapper bound. 5 large folding tables bound in at the rear. A clean tight copy. Rare. Printed in an edition of 200 copies with 50 copies on Holland paper and 150 copies on regular of which this is an example. Petitot's massive dictionary was printed in 4 parallel column's. After many years of first hand experience collecting data in the north, Petitot returned to France in 1874 and published this massive work (4.5 Kgs!), probably still the best reference in the field. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of Travel and Sport in Burmah, Siam, and the Malay Peninsula

      London: Samuel Tinsley,, 1876. Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine, decorative panel in black to both boards, pale cream endpapers. A little rubbed, endpapers slightly discoloured, text mildly toned, a very good copy. First edition. Extremely uncommon. "An interesting work combining travel, observation and big game hunting. Near the Sittang River in Burma, the author hunted numerous tigers, including an episode of tiger shooting related by his companion Captain Lacy. Near the River Thungyen, an elephant was bagged, with additional notes on hunting leopard, deer, and other game in the area. Buffalo, rhino, and more tiger were collected on the River Menaum. While in Malaya he hunted elephant, deer, and antelope" (Czech). John Bradley is thought to have been a pseudonym, the book being variously attributed to James Anthony Lawson, or to Captain John A. Lawson, who was the author of Wanderings in the Interior of New Guinea, published the previous year.

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        Gilmory

      London: Samuel Tinsley, 1876. - An Independent Woman Against A Variety of AdversariesALLEN, Phoebe. Gilmory: A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Samuel Tinsley, 1876.First edition of the author’s first novel. Three octavo volumes (7 3/8 x 4 15/16 inches; 188 x 125 mm.). [2], 258; [2], 248; [2], 263, [1, printer’s imprint] pp. With the 16 pp. publisher’s catalogue, dated September, 1877, and the [8] pp. publisher’s advertisements, dated August 20th, 1877, at the end of Volume I. No half-titles called for. Decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces.Original terra cotta pebble-grain cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spines lettered in gilt. Original cream-colored endpapers. Minor rubbing to corners and spine extremities, small dark stain to spine of Volume I, a few additional light spots to covers, minor blistering to endpapers. Short tear to outer blank margin of P2 (pp. 211/212) in Volume I and to O7 and O8 (pp. 205/206) in Volume III, small piece torn from upper blank margin of R3 (pp. 245/256) in Volume III, due to poor opening, a few additional leaves poorly opened. Slight browning to first and last leaf in each volume, occasional light foxing. Small bookseller’s ticket on front pastedown of each volume: "G.A. Poynder, Second-Hand Bookshop, Next to General Post Office, Reading." Previous owner’s ink signature (Arthur J. Nash) on front free endpaper of each volume. A very good copy of this very scarce book. NUC locates only one copy (Illinois), OCLC locates only one copy (Cornell), and KVK locates three copies (British Library, Cambridge, and National Library of Scotland).Set in the eighteenth-century, the heroine, Gilmory Anstruther, is an appealing independent woman, who stands her ground firmly against a variety of adversaries. Mystery surrounds her birth, but hints are dropped that her father is an aristocrat. Her romance with the local miller's son enrages her scheming grandfather, who produces his own suitor for her hand. This is no less than Bonnie Prince Charlie, whose campaign the old miser has secretly been funding in exchange for his granddaughter's royal marriage. The Young Pretender turns out, however, to be an impostor, a notorious highwayman who has cheated the old man out of his gold. Gilmory's father is revealed to be the Duke of Gilmory, and she and the miller's son are united after a dramatic deathbed scene in which her grandfather begs forgiveness. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Window; or, the Loves of the Wrens MDCCCLXVI [drop title]

      [London: Herne Shepherd, c. 1876] - According to Wise, this pirated edition was published by Herne Shepherd and appeared before the first published edition. It is based on the text, some of which was later suppressed, of the privately printed folio edition of 1876 (" . this pamphlet is therefore of much interest"-Wise) Pirated edition. 12mo. 16 pp. Stitched and unopened. Custom cloth chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. Wise III, 2; OCLC 24323879 (locating one copy, UVA) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ADRESSBUCH DES SAALFELDER KREISES VON 1876.- und verschiedener angrenzender Ortschaften.

      Saalfeld (Riese), 1876.. IV, 257, 55 S. OHLn. Einband leicht angeschmutzt, Rückdeckel mit Knickspur, insgesamt sehr gut erhalten.. Von musealer Seltenheit.

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        Mort de Pepe Illo - 3rd composition] Plate F of Loizelet edition of "Tauromaquia"

      E. Loizelet, [Paris 1876 - An inimitable and intense Goya tableau depicting the death of a matador La Tauromaquia , Goya's magnificent series on bullfighting has a different emotional tone than the etchings of the horrors of war, the satires on human stupidites, vanities and fantasies because it is only a kind of registering without judgement of the ways of nature. There is nothing to deplore or regret or reform, there is only a dark fascination with the raw facts of life and death. In this plate, his third effort to show the death of the toreador Jose Delgado Guerra, known as Pepe Hillo, in 1801, Goya uses degrees of murkiness and a flash of light to create the sense of sudden shock, a freeze frame in which the impossible seems to have happened. The very popular matador is swung into the air on the horns of the bull, while the bull is lanced by the picador. Goya published 33 of the aquatints he created for "Tauromaquia" and put seven others aside. The seven additional plates were first published in 1876 in Loizelet's edition of the work, each with a capital letter in the upper right. This is plate F, and it is one of three plates concerning the death of Pepe-Hillo. Harris, v. I,p. 173 - 176 p. v.II, p. 306-308 & 356; Delteil 262; Hind 256. Etching and aquatint on fine laid "Arches" watermarked paper, 3rd edition.

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        CAZADORES. EPISODIOS ALEGRES ESCRITOS AL AIRE LIBRE, 2ª PARTE, LA MANCHA,NARRACIONES VENATORIAS, LOS

      MIGUEL GUIJARRO, MADRID 1876 - LA 2ª PARTE DEL LIBRO "LA MANCHA" SU FECHA DE EDICION ES 1881. RETRATO DEL AUTOR EN EL FRONTIS. PRECIOSO LIBRO DE CAZA, MUY BUENA PROSA. INTRODUCCION DEL AUTOR Editor: CARMEN PEREZ ESCRICH Formato: OCTAVO 329+338 págs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alphabet de l'Imperfection et Malice des Femmes. Illustrated by Gilbert and Choffard.

      A. Barraud, Paris 1876 - One of 100 on chine from a total issue of 1002. Bound by GRUEL: full black crushed morocco with gilt fillets forming interlocking grids on upper and lower covers, spine panelled, five raised bands, silk moire doublures, teg, original wrappers of ochre wove paper bound in, matching morocco- edged slipcase. Some rubbing to joints, else fine. Illustrated with 40 etchings by Gilbert, engraved by Cattelain, and 22 culs-de-lampe by Choffard, the "romantique," Grandville-like work opens each chapter with an engraving incorporating each successive letter of the alphabet. Vicaire, v. 6, 264. See an Image. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Traité iconographique D'ophthalmoscopie-Atlas

      J.B.BAILLIERE, Paris 1876 - Xavier GALEZOWSKI Traité iconographique d'ophthalmoscopie comprenant la description des différents ophthalmoscopes l'exploration des membranes internes de l'oeil et le diagnostic des affections cérébrales et constitutionnelles Atlas de 20 planches chromolithographiées contenant 13 figures et 30 figures intercalées dans le texte Première édition 1876,Paris-éditions J.B.Baillière et fils,In-8(19 x 28 cm),VIII et 286 pages et 2 pages de catalogue éditeur in fine Reliure pleine percaline orange,dos et premier plat titré doré ouvrage non coupé jamais lu Etat: début de fendillement sur le mors inférieur sans entamer la solidité du livre,mince décoloration au premier plat,frottements aux coiffes,papier peu jauni,bel exemplaire bien complet de cet ouvrage de référence de la fin du XIXème siècle poids 1,200kg [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Group of 6 items, in French, (of La Croix Châtel, Beauchamps, North of La Haye-Pesnel, Normandy)

      1876 - relating to their property in La Croix Châtel and Equilly, and its subdivision under "the laws relating to equal hereditary rights" (see item 2), with many fascinating details and consequences, as listed below, together 23 sides 4to., Beauchamps or Villedieu, 1814 - some light staining and browning, slight damage to parts of items 2,3 and 6 (almost all easily supplied), last 13 lines of item 1 faint but can be made out (1) Gift of François Hubert, "merchant farmer", of property to his three sons-in-law (including Jacques Ange Guillaume Laurence), signed by them and his daughters, describing three somewhat scattered lots which the family have agreed are of equal value, one includes the farm house ("maison manable") but not the stables, the sons-in-law draw "bultins" from a vase to determine the order of a second draw for the lots themselves, with the result signed by all including the daughters in their maiden names, 6 sides 4to., Beauchamps, 15th February 1814. (2) Division of property of the late Louis Toussaint Laurence, farmer and "marchand tamisier" (sieve-monger), in four among his two sons, one son-in-law, and unmarried daughter Claire, the house itself is divided between lots 1 and 2, after the proposed division the family allow "a day for reflection . so as to make any lot larger or smaller", they then draw for possession as above, signed by all (one proxy) including Claire's mother (Claire Lepetit), whom Claire thanks in a postscript of 1822 on coming of age, 8 sides 4to., 22nd April 1820. (3) Sale of a "piece of excavated ground" ("bout de fosse"), by Jacques Corbin to Jacques Laurence (see 1), for 18 francs, omitted from the sale of La Corbinière at "La Curoy Chastelle" in September 1824, signed by both, 2 sides 4to., 1st January 1825. (4) 3 sides 4to., 10th April 1841, division by 3 lots of two pieces of farm-land (La Croûte and Le Jardin de La Croix) at La Croix Châtel, part of their inheritance from the late Claire Lepetit, among her son Louis Guillaume Laurence, daughter Claire (widow of Thomas Venisse), and son Jacques' son-in-law Pierre Rosselin, 3 sides 4to., 10th April 1841. (5) Re-registration of a perpetual charge on a collection of 5 properties including Les Corbinières and Les Grandes Corbinières, recorded in 1734 in favour of the Hospice Civil at Villedieu, amounting yearly to 32.097 decalitres of wheat, (about 70 gallons or 9 bushels), by 1869 shared between 11 named landowners of the Laurence, Fontaine, Corbin and other families, 2 sides 4to., Villedieu, registered at Avranches 13th May 1869. (6) Lease by Victor Joseph Desfontaines, employee of the Central Dairies in Paris, of all his properties at Beauchamps and Equilly (but not one at l'Augrinière), to Auguste Lehodey, for 9 years from Michaelmas last at 270 fr. p.a., signed by agent Angrain and the lessee, registered at La Haye-Pesnel 13th December 1876. The items include detailed descriptions of boundaries and neighbours, except for the last, where M. Lehodey "says he knows perfectly well what he is leasing and does not want either the areas or even the names of the pieces, whether detached or not". There are many references to marks ("devises") for the erection of party walls ("murs mitoyens"), thorn or willow hedges or fences, the hedges to grow for three years and then be regularly clipped. In (1) and (2) the measures are roods ("vergées", 1/4 of an acre) and perches (1/40 rood), by 1841 they are metric ("ares"). Some facilities cannot be divided, such as cattle-ponds, use of the cider-press, stone from ruins for making repairs, and rights of way, giving the "general clauses" a particular interest Several of the properties, such as La Corbinière, reflect the names of the associated families.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1876 - Octavo. Original red cloth with border and cover design blocked in black and lettering in gilt, cream coated endpapers. Housed in a burgundy quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Extremities a little rubbed, spine very slightly darkened, shelf-wear to bottom corners of front board, superficial cracking to rear inner hinge but otherwise intact, text block solid, a very good copy, fresh and unrestored, scarce thus. Ownership inscription on front pastedown. First edition, published on 9 June, thus preceding the first American edition that appeared in mid-December by some six months. Twain chose to have the book published first in London to ensure copyright and perhaps also because he was more highly esteemed in Britain than at home. Oxford conferred an honorary doctorate on Twain in 1907, three years before his death, an honour grander than any he ever received in America. BAL 3367.

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        Map of the United States Showing the Texas & Pacific Railway And Its Connections. November, 1875./(pamphlet)The Texas and Pacific Railway Memoranda of Surveys.Philadelphia, McLaughlin Brothers, 1876.

      McLaughlin Brothers, Philadelphia 1876 - Engraving with original line hand-color. Map. No. 2. Sheet size: 12 x 16 3/4". Inventory#: p1461pmat.

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        Boswelliana: The Commonplace Book of James Boswell

      London - The Grampian Club, 1876 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Very scarce in original edition, commands up to 100 as a 1976 reprint. Hardbound volume in blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to the spine and gilt crest to the frontboard, frontispiece and fold-out facsimile of Boswell's commonplace book. James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck (October 29, 1740 - May 19, 1795) was a lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh, Scotland. His name has passed into the English language as a term (Boswell, Boswellian, Boswellism) for a constant companion and observer. Boswell is well known for the detailed and frank journals that he wrote for long periods of his life, which remained undiscovered until the 1920s. These included voluminous notes on the grand tour of Europe that he took as a young nobleman and, subsequently, of his tour of Scotland with Johnson. His journals also record meetings and conversations with eminent individuals belonging to The Club, including Lord Monboddo, David Garrick, Edmund Burke, Joshua Reynolds and Oliver Goldsmith. His written works focus chiefly on others, but he was admitted as a good companion and accomplished conversationalist in his own right. Condition: The binding is fairly tight and firm with both covers and all pages securely attached although the hinges are slightly strained. There is some wear to the extremities including bumping to the corners of the boards and top and tail of the spine, and some marks to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling markand odd spot. The front blank endpaper has been clipped and there is a bookplate on it. The fold-out facsimile is heavilycreased with someclosed tears. Overall the volume is in good only condition..

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        The Emigrant and Sportsman in Canada

      London: Edward Stanford, 1876 - A guide to those seeking a sporting life in Canada: deals with duck and quail shooting in Ontario, moose, caribou and wildfowl shooting in Quebec, salmon and bass fishing in New Brunswick and angling in Cape Breton and on Anticosti Island. "A completely fascinating book; the author has humor, he is a true sportsman . a truly remarkable book. The author has a wide and accurate knowledge of the fishes, and of the animals as well. A gold mine of incredible sporting information. Very rare" (Bruns) First edition. 8vo. Some experiences of an old country settler. With sketches of Canadian life, sporting adventures, and observations on the forests and fauna. Colored folding map. 440, 32, ads pp. Original green cloth, some wear to extremities, pp. 11-12 poorly opened, blindstamp on title page. Signed Fitz Grace Thomson Low Wood 1877. Bruns R118; Phillips, p. 325; Westwood & Satchell, p. 180 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        L'ART. Revue hebdomadaire illustrée. Deuxième Année. 1876.

      - Paris, Lib. de l'art, A. Ballue, éditeur, 1876, 32x44, 4 volúmenes: I- 359 págs. 14 aguafuertes, 1 grabado sobre acero y 4 sobre madera. II-326 págs. 14 aguafuertes, 14 grabados sobre madera, 1 cromolitografía. III-327 págs. 14 aguafuertes, 1 grabado a buril y 14 grabados sobre madera. IV- 18 aguafuertes, 22 grabados sobre madera y 4 fotograbados (se anuncian 2 aguafuertes más pero debe ser error de imprenta). Gran cantidad de grabados en el texto muchos a toda página. Entre los aguafuertes está el "Valet de Torero" pintado por Henri Regnault, un portaretrato de Sarah Bernhardt, retrato de Francisco Borgia, o una escena de la "educación del infante don Luis Antonio" pintado por Tiépolo. Trabajos entre otros muchos: La cerámica contemporánea. La historia de la tapicería. Salon de 1976. Ensayo de iconografía volteriana. Richard Wgner y el wagnerismo. Verdi. El Museo Torlonia. Arte dramático. Encuadernados en plena tela editorial color morado con el titulo impreso en oro en los planos y lomera. (39665).

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