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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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        NOTES OF A VOYAGE FROM NEW SOUTH WALES TO THE NORTH COAST OF AUSTRALIA

      Glasgow. 1876. Privately published. - 1st edition. 96 PP with 8 lithograph plates, 2 text illustrations, and 5 maps (4 folding at rear, and one in text). Photographic portrait of Francis Napier on Frontispiece. Original green cloth with gilt edging, gilt title on spine. Light wear on corners and extremities of spine. Internal gutters are starting. This is the Port Adelaide Institute's library copy with its vignette pasted down on front cover, concealing the gilt device and a Port Adelaide Institute label "Notice to Subscribers" on the inside of the front cover. There are unobtrusive discreet stamps of the Institute throughout the book and a little light foxing. At the top of the title-page, a hand-written note: "James Grahame Esq - with Jas R Napier's compliments August/76". Ferguson: 13058. Ingleton: 6727. A very rare item. Published after the death of Napier from his account of the expedition undertaken by the South Australian Government in its search for suitable settlement sites in the north. The expedition left Newcastle, NSW, in April 1867, by steamer to Brisbane, thence to Cape York Peninsula., Gulf of Carpentaria, Liverpool River . discovery of the entrance to the Roper River . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. After leaving Adams at Honolulu, Saratoga sailed south, rounded Cape Horn, reached Boston, Massachusetts, in September, and was decommissioned on 10 October 1854. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Saratoga_(1842) U.S. POWHATAN: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powhatan .

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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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        The Mongols. From the 9th to the 19th Century.

      London Longmans -1888 1876 - Three parts in four volumes, 8vo., xxviii, 743, xxxiv, 1087, x, 776pp, 2 folding maps by E.G. Ravenstein. original green cloth gilt, well preserved in attractive morocco-edged slip cases, an excellent set. A monumental compilation and comparison of the knowledge available in European languages in the late nineteenth century. Howorth used, among others, Schmidt's translation of the chronicle of Sayang Secen, the reports of Carpini, Rubruck, Timkovskii, Bergmann, and Iakinf Bicurin, and of Marco Polo. He also relied heavily on the published works of De Mailla, Gaubil, de Guignes, Pauthier, Schott, Petis de la Croix, and D'Ohsson, and on translations of the works of Juvaini, Rashid al-Din, and Abul Ghazi. The set comprises: Part I : The Mongols Proper and the Kalmuks. Part II : The So-called Tartars of Russia and Central Asia. Part III: The Mongols of Persia. A fourth volume with indices and supplement was published in 1927 but is rarely present. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Historique de la maison Goelzer (manufacture d'appareils à gaz) de 1855 à 1876.

      - Paris, Imprimerie Moderne (Barthier), 1876. Grand in-8, 384p. Edition originale et unique, probablement à très petit tirage de cet ouvrage sur la maison Goelzer, créée par Philippe Goelzer dont le portrait est en frontispice. Envoi de Goelzer à sa fille, daté d'octobre 1876 avec un petit quatrain. On trouve très peu de chose sur cet ouvrage. A part les 4 exemplaires dans des bibliothèques parisiennes, peut-être des dépôts de la famille Goelzer directement, et un exemplaire dédicacé à son neveu dans la même reliure, on ne trouve pas trace d'autre exemplaire. La famille Goelzer semble avoir eu du succès jusqu'à la fin du 19e siècle, probablement jusqu'à l'apparition de l'électricité qui a remplacé tous les appareils à gaz (chauffage et éclairage). L'ouvrage est curieusement parsemé de poèmes, d'anecdotes diverses, pas toujours en rapport avec leur production, de nombreuses références maçonniques, etc. Reliure signée Alexandre Meyer, demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs très décoré, tête dorée. Papier uniformément jauni. Très bel exemplaire, ouvrage très rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Ueber Kern und Zelltheilung (pp.523-541, 3 Tafeln mit 33 Figs.).

      Virch. Arch. path. Anat., 67. - Berlin, Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1876, 8, VI, 618 pp., 23 lith. Tafeln, Halbleinenband. First Edition! "The appearance of Strasburger's book in 1875 and Bütschli's long paper in 1876 prompted other authors to offer similar descriptions of mitosis in a range of different organisms. Among the earliest were W. Mayzell (1875) and C.J. Eberth (1876)." "In his 1876 paper, Carl Eberth (1825-1936), then a professor of pathology in Zurich, quotes Bütschli, Strasburger and von Ewetsky. He, too, claimed that he had already been studying epithelial regeneration in 1873 and 1874 but had not appreciated the significance of the mitotic figures he had observed. Now, however, he was convinced that they were analogous to what Strasburger had described in plants. The figures accompanying Eberth's paper show essentially all the stages of mitosis in both epithelium and endothelium undergoing regeneration." H.Harris, The Birth of the Cell (1998), p.148

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        VIDAL LES INSTRUMENTS A ARCHET 1876/3 VOLUMES SUPERBE LUTHIER LUTHERIE VIOLON

      - VIDAL LES INSTRUMENTS A ARCHET 1876/3 VOLUMES SUPERBE LUTHIER LUTHERIE VIOLON

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        Le Pamir. Étude géographie physique historique.

      Paris, Maisonneuve et Cie., 1876. 8vo. Original printed wrappers; pp. [2], viii, 218, [2, errata], with five lithographic maps (four double-page and with exploration routes in red, one fold-out), minor marginal chipping to wrappers, maps evenly browned, as usual, due to paper stock, errata leaf with faint marginal trace of humidity; entirely uncut and unopened. Scarce first edition of a neutral observation of the historical geography of the Pamirs, the Great Game, and a sum of both Russian and British explorations and reconnaissance missions, written by a Paris professor of history and geography, who was supplied with Russian source material by Nicholas de Khanikoff (Khanikov), 'a Russian agent', who 'crossed the Caspian and reached Herat, from where he intended to proceed secretly to Kabul and make overtures on behalf of his government to Dost Mohammed' (Hopkirk, p. 290). Yakushi P70; (author mis-spelled).

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        Les Deux gommeux.

      Paris?. 1876 - Etching. 158 x 111 cm. Signed in the plate lower left. Laid paper with margins. Guérin, 3. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Souvenirs de Georges André Ses lettres et journaux de voyage "SIGNED

      Emile Martinet, 1876. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed and inscribed on the free front paper by the mother of Andree Exemplaire numerote 79; portrait de l'auteur en frontispice. With large 6 line inscription at front, signed and dated 1876 by Georges Andre's mother. In-4, XVI-368 pp. Exemplaire numerote 79; portrait de l'auteur en frontispice. Ces souvenirs concernent les voyages de l'auteur aux États-Unis, en Orient, aux Indes, en Amérique du Sud et la campagne militaire de 1870-1871. In the original black/dark blue full leather binding. Titled and ruled in blind. Raised bands and gilt titled spine. The rounded edges marbled in blue, imitating the marbled end-papers. The binding with a handful of nicks mostly to the edges, more so along the rear front edge. Bumps and rubbing to corners. Strongly bound and appears unread. In-4, xvi, 368 pp Tissue guarded frontispiece portrait of Georges André repeated on page 313 with Georges André in uniform. Typescript within double ruled borders. The front end-papers with tiny glue tear. Light occasional foxing to the first pages afterwards faint foxing and tiny spots on a handful of pages. No other inscriptions or markings.

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        1876 1877 1878 Paperback Wisdens with Facsimile Covers. VG

      Hi, I recently purchases a rebind in fabulous condition, inside the binding were 1876 through to 1878 but it was in such good condition I decided to split them out and had facsimile covers added to them hence, and to keep them together ... This lot is a set of three Original Wisdens 1876 , 1877 and 1878 , Paperbacks with facsimile spines and covers in very good condition. The books are in very good condition, the pages are very clean and pretty much unmarked. There is a touch of foxing to the 1877 but it is only slight and to the odd page, the other two have minimal foxing. Although it used to be rebound there is not much trimming with nice margins. A fabulous set of 3 early Wisdens at a great price.

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        Géographie du département de la seine-inférieure.

      cagniard 1876 - Les cinq tomes Neufchatel dieppe rouen yvetot le havre en editon originale rare car complet Reliure demi cuir tome de 1875 à 1879 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        To The Victoria Falls of the Zambesi.

      Sampson., London 1876 - xiv, 462pp + 40p catalogue, woodcuts, four chromos, map. Translated from the German. Ex library with all usual treatments, a little slack, some staining to a few pages. Good reading copy only. 1.3kg. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Études sur la bière, ses maladies, causes qui les provoquent, procédé pour la rendre inaltérable

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1876. 8vo. 387 pp. Half-title, advertisement at end. 12 lithographed plates. Modern half leather, untrimmed. "In Pasteur's important study of fermentation, he discovered that contamination of beer was caused by microorganisms found in the air and not spontaneously generated as had been previously believed. He made possible the scientific processing of beer, wine, milk, and other perishable products" (Heirs of Hippocrates 1898). Garrison-Morton-Norman 2485; Osler 1550. Small inkstamp on final advertisement leaf, generally a fine copy / From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D.

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        Zwei eigenhändige Manuskripte [ohne Unterschrift]. Mit schwarzer Tinte in deutscher Kurrentschrift geschrieben. Charlottenburg [1897].

      An Carl Hugo Rudolf Zabel (geb. 1876), später Journalist, Forschungsreisender u. Schriftsteller (DNB). - Der Brief "An die Redaktion des Musenalmanachs deutscher Studenten / z. H. des Herrn stud. jur. et phil. Rudolf Zabel / Leipzig / Marienstr. 6. [Verso:] "H. Spiero. Charlottenburg" enthält: 1. "Umrisse" (7 biograph. Skizzen zu den Schriftstellern Theodor Storm, Theodor Fontane, Henrik Ibsen, Marie Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach, Ernst von Wildenbruch, Detlev Freiherr von Liliencron, Otto Erich Hartleben). 2. [Drei Gedichte]: "Auf und ab"; "Wir sind jung"; "Sommersehnsucht". - Heinrich Spiero leitete zeitweilig die Vereinigung nichtarischer Christen e. V. (Paulus-Bund), war Gründungsmitglied der Hamburger Kunstgesellschaft, sowie im Vorstand des Deutschen Germanistenverbandes u. der Internationalen Raabe-Gesellschaft e. V. (Lex. dt.-jüd. Autoren 19, S. 363-376). - Umschlag mit Alters- u. Gebrauchssp., Blätter mit Farbstift-Kennzeichnungen.

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        The Indian Alps and How We Crossed Them. Being A Narrative Of Two Years' Residence In The Himalaya And Two Months' Tour Into The Interior. By A Lady Pioneer.

      1876 - London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1876. Royal 8vo. Publisher's original red cloth, vignette of the author carried by bearers in gilt to central panel of upper cover, elaborate gilt border to vignette, vignette of tents among trees at foot of spine, lettered in gilt, top edges gilt; pp. xvi, 612; 10 chromolithographic plates after the author, numerous woodcut illustrations to text, 1 large folding lithographic map, border colouring in pink, author's routes in red; binding a little rubbed and marked, occasional foxing to margins of plates and to tissue-guards, in general a nice copy. First edition. The author, along with her Army chaplain husband and bearers, followed the Nepal-Sikkim frontier along the Singalila Ridge. Her account of the climb up into the Himalayas begins very much as a travelogue, full of purple prose and comments on the peoples and scenery the party encountered. As they get higher into the mountains, however, the deteriorating weather, the difficulty of the terrain and the failure of supplies take their toll. The author's compelling narrative captures well the sufferings of the party. Coupled with the striking illustrations of the breathtaking landscapes through which they passed, this is quite properly a 'handsome volume' (Neate). Nina was 'the first Englishwoman to have travelled so far into the eastern Himalaya' (Robinson, Wayward Women). Yakushi M126; Neate M74. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Indian Alps.

      Longmans, Green, and Co, London 1876 - London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1876. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Author. And How We Crossed Them being a narrative of two years residence in the Eastern Himalaya and two months tour into the interior. In green cloth, with attractive gilt tooling and title, rounded edges, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has been relaid, keeping much of the old, title and tooling in gilt, a little worn. Internally, new endpapers. Internally, new endpapers, NO inscriptions, half title & frontis present, some offsetting to titlepage, interesting vignette to tp, (xiii), [3], 612 pp, 10 pl, 1 map, printed by Spottiswoode and Co, New Street Square and Parliament Street, London. A wonderful account of an early Lady explorer crossing the Himalayas. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Études sur la bière, ses maladies, causes qui les provoquent, procédé pour la rendre inaltérable

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1876. First edition. Small inkstamp on final advertisement leaf, generally a fine copy/From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D. 8vo. 387 pp. Half-title, advertisement at end. 12 lithographed plates. Modern half leather, untrimmed. "In Pasteur's important study of fermentation, he discovered that contamination of beer was caused by microorganisms found in the air and not spontaneously generated as had been previously believed. He made possible the scientific processing of beer, wine, milk, and other perishable products" (Heirs of Hippocrates 1898). Garrison-Morton-Norman 2485; Osler 1550.

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        The Journey of Augustus Raymond Margary

      

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        Die Aetiologie der Milzbrand-Krankheit, begründet auf die Entwicklungsgeschichte des Bacillus Anthracis (pp.277-310, 1 Taf.). + Cohn, F.: Beiträge zur Biologie der Bacillen (pp.250-276, 1 Taf.). *)

      Beitr. Biol. Pflanz., 2/2. - Breslau, J.U. Kern's Verlag (Max Müller, 1876, 8,(4), pp.123-310, mit fünf zum Teil farbigen Tafeln, Halbledereinband der Zeit Rücken erneuert feines Exemplar. First Edition of two Milestones of Microbiology! In 1876 Robert Koch (1843-1910) first obtained pure cultures of B.anthracis and described its complete life history. With Davaine (No.5165-66) he did much to prove that infectious diseases are caused by living reproductive micro - organisms. The postulates expounded by Koch on this occasion had fundamental importance and have become the bases on which bacteriology largely rests. The paper also marks the beginning of exact knowledge of bacterial infectious diseases. It is reproduced with translation in Med. Classics, 1938, 2, 745-820.Milestones in Microbiology, Ed. by. Thomas Brock (1961), pp.89-95 Garrison & Morton No.5167*) "Ferdinand Cohn "clearly saw that not all liquids or solids are sterilized easily. Instead of using this information to accept or reject the theory of spontaneous generation, he decided to find out what was responsible for this observations. His experiment with hay infusion was an enrichment culture. By boiling for a while, he killed all organisms that were sensitive to boiling water. Only heat resistant forms were left, and these could develop and he studied under the microscope. In this way he discovered a new species, Bacillus subtilis, and a new process, spore formation ... We know now that bacterial spores are the most heat resistant of all living organism ... We can also see here in Cohn's work the beginnings of the development of bacteriological techniques, such as the use of cotton for closing flasks and tubes. But probably the most important result of this work is that it was the direct forerunner of Koch brilliant researches on infectious disease." Milestones in Microbiology, Ed. by. Thomas Brock (1961), pp.49-56

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