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

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

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        9 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

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

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        Methodik der physiologischen Experiemente und Vivisectionen. Mit Atlas.

      Giessen & St. Petersburg, J. u. C. Ricker, 1876, gr.-8, XI, 565 pp. XI pp., 54 lith. Tafeln, zwei Halblederbände Rücken erneuert feines Exemplar. Cyon Nr. 43

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

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

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        La Cité dolente. Sonnets. (Manuscrit).

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

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        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.

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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.

      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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        Poems.

      William Blackwood and Sons, [ca. 1876]., Edinburgh & London: - Large 8vo. Frontispiece portrait, engraved half-title, 10 engraved plates. Original full red gilt-stamped morocco, all edges gilt; rubbed. Ownership inscription: Gertrude Eveleigh with George & Eliza Tatham’s best wishes, Leeds . 29th 1877. Fine. With a SIGNED fore-edge painting under the fanned gilt-fore-edge of the book, depicting a detailed naval scene, with a clipped ship in the center, surrounded by a chain, with decorative devices on each corner: a treasure chest, anchor, lighthouse and a life-boat saving sailors from a sinking ship. The painting is signed "M" on the bottom right-hand corner. Probably painted ca. 1990s. PROVENANCE: There was a Gertrude Eveleigh, born at Leeds, 1843, who married July 1, 1877, and died the following year, May 27, 1878. George Tatham is recorded as an alderman at Leeds. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. With Letters and Notes. Written During Eight Years of Travel and Adventure Among The Wildest and Most Remarkable Tribes Now Existing...with Three Hundred and Sixty Coloured Engravings From The Author's Original Paintings

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1876. Hardbound. VG, expertly rebacked with new spines and original publishers boards, retaining original endpapers with handwritten names and notes. Ornate art library bookplate in each volume. A very nice set of the first generally available colored edition. Some old darkening to the rear cover of Vol. 2, and some loss to the word "Indian" on Vol. 1 spine, and to the design to the left of the Indian on Vol. 1, not bad, but needs to be mentioned. A very nice set. Original red cloth covers with extensively gilt embossing and design of Indians on front covers and spines. Vol. 1: Colored frontpiece (same frontispiece found in Vol. 1 of the 1841 edition), tp., viii, colored folding map, pp. 1-264 pp., with 76 sheets of colored figures (numbering 1-114) . Vol. 2: frontispiece colored map numbered as plate 77 (same map found after the preliminaries in the first edition from 1841), tp, viii, 266 pp., Colored plates 77-179 (containing colored figures 115-312), and color sheet 180, which is the third map. This set measures 6.8" x 10.2". Although the title page claims 360 illustrations, the numbering does not bear this out. Folium Reservatum (copied from a sheet found in a copy of the first edition) laid-in between pages 126 and 127 (at base of second side, it states that Twenty copies privately reprinted, and on the front it claims it was only sent to "Scientific men,... who study MAN, will receive this addendum in this form, and, I believe, duly appreciate and protect it." It has to do with the technical aspects of a particular custom that had been previously referred to on page 126. ) Plates are not always bound in exact numerical order. A very nice set.

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        THE AUTOMATON EAR, AND OTHER SKETCHES

      Chicago: Jansen, McClurg & Co., 1876.. 12mo, pp. [1-6] 7-282 [1]-4: ads, flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated brown cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, brown coated endpapers. First edition. Eleven stories, most of them dark tales of mental aberration. The title story concerns the invention of a machine to amplify sound and the murder of an elderly deaf woman who tries to take the instrument away from its inventor. Most of the stories can be characterized as Gothic fantasies. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 546. Bleiler (1978), p. 131. Not in Reginald (1979). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1087. Wright (III) 3531 (locating 2 copies). Spine just a bit dull, cloth just a bit marked, a nearly fine copy. Scarce. (#151814)

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        The Two Destinies - A Romance.

      Chatto & Windus, London., 1876. First edition. Octavo. Two volumes: pp [viii], 311; iv, 301. Mid-Twentieth Century binding by Rivière of three-quarter red morocco with raised bands, gilt decorated spines, gilt rules, cloth sides. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. With the burgundy leather ex libris Beeleigh Abbey bookplate of W.A. Foyle on the front pastedown of each volume. The original cloth spines and cloth sides have been mounted on blanks at the rear. This novel explores the themes of 'destined spirits' and supernatural visions. A ship's captain changes course after seeing an apparition. Spine at head of spine of Vol. I a little scuffed at lower hinge. Still, a near-fine set.

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        La gymnastique raisonnée. Moyen infaillible de prolonger l'existence et de prévenir les maladies

      Paris, L. Hachette et cie, 3° éd, 1876, in-8, (2), XV, 277, (3)pp, demi-basane havane, dos lisse orné, Nombreuses figures in texte. Eugène Paz (1835-1901) se guérit dans sa jeunesse d'une grave affection nerveuse par la gymnastique et l'hydrothérapie. Il fit alors des études sur la gymnastique, l'anatomie et la physiologie, et devint le champion de la gymnastique en France. Il fut l'élève d'Hippolyte Triat, le précurseur de l'haltérophilie. Cet ouvrage parut pour la première fois en 1870. Il tente d'y montrer la nécessité du mouvement rationnel par le mécanisme du corps humain, puis donne une méthode de gymnastique de chambre avec et sans instruments. Envoi Autographe Signé au docteur C. Campardon. Coiffes et coins us, un mors fendillé

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        Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting, In answer to a Senate resolution of July 20, 1876, information in relation to the slaughter of American citizens at Hamburgh, S.C.

      Government Printing Office], [Washington, D.C. 1876 - First edition. Octavo. 56pp. Removed. Small nicks and stab holes along the spine, else near fine. Senate Document No. 85 of the 44th Congress, 1st Session. Detailed report and interviews of survivors of the massacre. In an attempt to interrupt black people from voting, white paramilitary groups attacked black national guardsman, killed six, and wounding many more. 94 white men were indicted for murder, none were prosecuted. OCLC locates either five or six copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Two Rivulets.

      Camden, NJ: Author's edition, 1876.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.[4] 120 [6]. One of just 100 copies printed, with a blank leaf between 'As a Strong Bird' and 'Memoranda', as well as a leaf of adverts to rear, but lacking the portrait frontispiece of the author. In contemporary light tan half morocco, re-backed in a darker morocco with blind decoration. Bright red and green marbled boards; yellow endpapers. No external title labels. Wear to boards, only lightly to more recent boards. Very good. A collection of pieces, both poetry and prose, written by Whitman after 'Leaves of Grass' but never published until this point, a few years after the life-changing stoke he suffered in 1873. Whitman describes it as 'almost death's book', but also dedicates the publication to the centenary of the foundation of the United States, declaring 'Has not the time come, indeed, in the development of the New World, when its Politics should ascend into atmospheres and regions hitherto unknown...'

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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.

      

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        Konvolut von 6 Bänden zu Geflügelausstellungen in München. - Katalog der . allgemeinen Geflügel -Ausstellung des Bayrischen Vereins für Geflügelzucht . im mittleren Schrannen-Pavillon zu München.

      München, 1876 - 1897. Jeweils zwischen 39 und 71 S. Umschlag d. Zt. und bedruckter Orig.-Umschlag (der letzte Band). Vorhanden sind die Bde. 3, 4, 17, 19, 22 und ein 1881 erschienener \"Katalog der internationalen Muster-Geflügel-Ausstellung\" in München. - Ausgestellt wurden Tauben, Gänse und Hähne, aber auch Kanarienvögel und einige Papageien. - Einbände tls. etwas angestaubt, sonst sehr gut erhalten! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Two Rivulets.

      Camden, NJ: Author's edition. 1876 - FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.[4] 120 [6]. One of just 100 copies printed, with a blank leaf between 'As a Strong Bird' and 'Memoranda', as well as a leaf of adverts to rear, but lacking the portrait frontispiece of the author. In contemporary light tan half morocco, re-backed in a darker morocco with blind decoration. Bright red and green marbled boards; yellow endpapers. No external title labels. Wear to boards, only lightly to more recent boards. Very good. A collection of pieces, both poetry and prose, written by Whitman after 'Leaves of Grass' but never published until this point, a few years after the life-changing stoke he suffered in 1873. Whitman describes it as 'almost death's book', but also dedicates the publication to the centenary of the foundation of the United States, declaring 'Has not the time come, indeed, in the development of the New World, when its Politics should ascend into atmospheres and regions hitherto unknown.' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Syria and Egypt under the last Sultans of Turkey: being Experiences, during Fifty Years, of Mr. Consul-General John Barker, chiefly from his Letters and Journals, edited by his Son, Edward B. Barker.

      

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        Histoire de l'action commune de la France et de l'Amérique pour l'indépendance des Etats-Unis

      1876 - 3 vol. , de I. Portrait Paris, F. Vieweg, 1876, in-8, 3 vol. , de I. Portrait gravé, (4), XIV, 400pp. -II. Portrait gravé, (4), 360pp. -III. (4), 360pp, demi-toile bleue moderne à la bradel de Laurenchet, dos orné d'un fer doré, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, Deux portraits gravés, l'un de Lafayette et l'autre de Jefferson (d'après une peinture de John Adams, exécutée en 1786). PREMIERE EDITION française de ces importants volumes consacrés à l'Indépendance des Etats-Unis, et rédigés par l'historien et homme politique américain George Bancroft (1800-1891). Le tome III est composé de documents originaux inédits, principalement des correspondances et des mémoires diplomatiques. Ces ouvrages, traduits et annotés par le comte Adolphe de Circourt (1801-1879), constituent les tomes X, XI et XII de "l'Histoire des Etats-Unis depuis la découverte de l'Amérique". Rousseurs éparses, manque la 1° couverture du t.1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New System of Sword Exercise for Infantry.

      Printed and Published by William Clowes and Sons, 1876., London: - Sm. 8vo. 59, [1] pp. Half-title, figs. Later half black calf, red marbled paper covers boards, gilt spine title, new endleaves. Fine. First edition. "A programme designed for infantry training with a number of exercises being described in detailed illustrations." – Casada. Casada 48; Penzer, p. 93: "Very rare." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Underground Jerusalem: an account of some of the principal difficulties encountered in its exploration and the results obtained. With a narrative of an expedition through the Jordan Valley and a visit to the Samaritans.

      London, Richard Bentley & Son, 1876. - 8vo. XX, 559, (1) pp. With 10 plates and 19 text illustrations. Publisher's original giltstamped orange cloth. First edition. - The British army officer and archaeologist Charles Warren (1840-1927) had already worked on the immense Gibraltar survey project in the early 1860s. "From 1867 to 1870 he worked for the Palestine Exploration Fund, and surveyed much of the region and excavated in Jerusalem, where he helped recover the Moabite Stone" (ODNB, s.v.). He published his findings in several works, of which "Underground Jerusalem" is the second. - Occasional foxing, but altogether a good copy. Röhricht (Palästina) 538. OCLC 4028606. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Synopsis Muscorum europaeorum... Editio secunda valde aucta et emendata

      Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart, 1876, , fort in-4, [6]-CXXX-886-[2] pp, 8 pl. en lithographie, demi-chagrin vert bouteille de l'époque, dos à faux nerfs, Nouvelle édition, la première ayant paru en 1860, de cet ouvrage sur les muscidés, par Schimper (1808-1880), professeur de botanique à Strasbourg et directeur du Musée d'histoire naturelle de cette même ville. Versé dans la bryologie, il a publié, sur le même sujet, un important traité en 6 volumes, Bryologia europaea (1864-1866). Exemplaire non rogné. Ex-libris Institut catholique doré en pied du dos, étiquette et cachets du même à l'intérieur de l'ouvrage. Étiquette en pied du dos, légers frottements aux nerfs. Pritzel n° 8194 pour l'édition originale.

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        Facts about sherry gleaned in the vineyards and bodegas of the Jerez, Seville, Moguer, and Montilla districts during the autumn of 1875

      - London: Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 1876. 7 1/4 x 4 7/8". [3]ff. (advertisements), 108pp., [3]ff. (advertisements). Frontispiece, 15 plates, illustrations. Original color pictorial stiff wrappers, front cover detached, shaken, backstrip chipped. Fair copy. Collated and complete. Former owner's name pencilled on front cover, one leaf of ads, and title-page. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Syria and Egypt under the last Sultans of Turkey: being Experiences, during Fifty Years, of Mr. Consul-General John Barker, chiefly from his Letters and Journals, edited by his Son, Edward B. Barker.

      - London, Samuel Tinsley, 1876. Two volumes, 8vo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, ruled in gilt and black, covers ornamented in black; pp. xi, 366; viii, 338, 16, (advertisements, dated September, 1876); only very light marking to binding, internally, apart from occasional brown spotting, mainly to the beginnings of the volumes, a very good set in the original cloth; provenance: from Gloucester Reference Library with their stamp to front fly-leaf of volume one. First edition of a rare work, in the superior, first-issue binding (the second had only blind ornamentation). Half a century of diplomacy in the Middle East, during one of the more turbulent periods, when Muhammad Ali of Egypt challenged the central government in Constantinople and jointly ruled both Egypt and Syria against the Ottoman Porte. Born in Smyrna in 1771 (John's father had settled there for health reasons), Barker was educated in England. 'About 1797 he went to the Porte as private secretary to John Spencer Smith, British ambassador there. On 9 April 1799 he was commissioned by patent as pro-consul at Aleppo, and agent ad interim for the Levant and the East India companies. He was regularly appointed agent for the East India Company over the next thirty-three years. Barker became full consul for the Levant Company on 18 November 1803; he introduced vaccination into Syria in the same year. In March 1807 he fled from Aleppo, because of tension between England and the Porte, and, having previously entrusted his wife and children to him, took refuge with the prince of the Druses in Lebanon. He managed to carry on his duties from Haris and transmitted information between Britain and India. His diligence allowed news of the suspension of the peace of Amiens and of the landing of Napoleon at Cannes to be forwarded to India with remarkable speed, preventing the surrender of Pondicherry to the French. When peace between England and Turkey was declared, Barker returned to Aleppo, making a splendid public entry on 2 June 1809. In 1818 Barker travelled on leave to London via Marseilles, returning on 25 October 1820, and in 1825 was appointed British consul at Alexandria, arriving on 25 October 1826. He acted as consul-general in Egypt from 1827 and served formally in the post from November 1829 until 31 May 1833, when he left Egypt for his villa at Suediah [now Samanda?], near Antioch. At Suediah, Barker planted a garden, known throughout the East, where he grew all the fruits of the West, introduced many new species into Syria, and supplied new varieties to England, the most famous being the Stanwick nectarine, for which he received a medal from the Horticultural Society of London. He sent agents all over the Orient to collect cuttings of the best fruit trees and in 1844 visited England to introduce some of these exotic trees. He worked to improve silk and cotton culture, and promoted other enterprises in Syria. "A perfect gentleman", according to Neale, "an accomplished scholar, a sagacious thinker, a philosopher, and philanthropist." He died of apoplexy at a summer house at Betias, on Mount Rhosus, on 5 October 1849 (Syria and Egypt, 2.285). He was buried beside the Armenian church at Betias, where a marble monument from Genoa was left to his memory. Among his children was the orientalist William Burckhardt Barker' (ODNB). Not in Atabey. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de l'action commune de la France et de l'Amérique pour l'indépendance des Etats-Unis

      Paris, F. Vieweg, 1876, in-8, 3 vol. , de I. Portrait gravé, (4), XIV, 400pp. -II. Portrait gravé, (4), 360pp. -III. (4), 360pp, demi-toile bleue moderne à la bradel de Laurenchet, dos orné d'un fer doré, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, Deux portraits gravés, l'un de Lafayette et l'autre de Jefferson (d'après une peinture de John Adams, exécutée en 1786). PREMIERE EDITION française de ces importants volumes consacrés à l'Indépendance des Etats-Unis, et rédigés par l'historien et homme politique américain George Bancroft (1800-1891). Le tome III est composé de documents originaux inédits, principalement des correspondances et des mémoires diplomatiques. Ces ouvrages, traduits et annotés par le comte Adolphe de Circourt (1801-1879), constituent les tomes X, XI et XII de "l'Histoire des Etats-Unis depuis la découverte de l'Amérique". Rousseurs éparses, manque la 1° couverture du t.1

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        Catalogue des livres d'histoire naturelle composant la bibliothèque de Feu Adolphe Brongniart

      Paris, E. Deyrolle, 1876, in-8, [18]-240 pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Catalogue édité à l'occasion de la vente aux enchères de la bibliothèque du botaniste et paléontologue Adolphe Brongniart (1801-1876) le 4 décembre 1876 : importante collection d'ouvrages de sciences, et plus particulièrement de sciences naturelles, géologie, botanique et zoologie. Cachet annulé de la bibliothèque de la faculté catholique de Paris. Etat moyen, dos factice muet.

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        LA VITA E LO SVILUPPO DEL LINGUAGGIO

      FRATELLI DUMOLARD, MILANO 1876 - BIBLIOTECA SCIENTIFICA INTERNAZIONALE ITALIANO Traduzione e note a cura di Francesco D'Ovidio, vol. VIII della collana, firma appartenenza alla prima bianca, pagine lievemente ingiallite, con rara fioritura e con bordi non rifilati, legatura leggermente lenta, brossura editoriale morbida, scurita ai bordi dal tempo, con usura, strappetti e macchie, dorso con strappi e mancanze La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        The Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle For Life

      John Murray, London 1876 - "The Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle For Life" by Charles R. Darwin. Early UK edition. Illustrated with a fold-out map on page 91. Published by John Murray, Ablemarle Street, London, 1876. The book measures 4.75" x 7.5", 458 pages including Glossary and Index. The book is in very good minus to good plus condition. Minor wear and soiling to the boards and spine. Gilt titling on the spine is clear and vibrant. Previous owner's signature and stamps on front endsheets, half-title and title page. Newspaper clippings adhered to the front endsheets. The hinges are cracked. The binding is starting. The textblock is gently toned and largely clean, bright, unmarked, and complete. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory # (H6-56) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Treatise On The Mechanical Theory Of Heat, And Its Applications To The Steam Engine, Etc. (Ownership Signatures Of Samuel P. Langley, And Ex-Smithsonain Institution Astrophysical Library, Mt. Wilson, 1907)

      New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1876. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1st Printing Xii, 288 Pp. Large Paper Copy, Text Block 9 1/4" Tall. Finely Bound In 3/4 Blue Morocco Over Marbled Boards, Marbled Endpapers, Top Edge Gilt. Ownership Initials Of Samuel P Langley On First Blank Endpaper, Signed By Langley At Top Of Title Page With Stamps "Estate Of S. P. Langley" And "Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Laboratory Feb 25, 1907". Samuel Pierpont Langley (/'læ?li/; August 22, 1834 - February 27, 1906) Was An American Astronomer, Physicist, Inventor Of The Bolometer And Pioneer Of Aviation, Third Secretary Of The Smithsonian Institution And Founder Of Its Astrophysical Observatory. Three Quarter Morocco, Spine Gilt, Marbled Paper Covered Boards, Marbled Endpapers.

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