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        Entwurf zu einem Leitfaden für den Unterricht in der Taktik an den eidg. Militärschulen (als Manuscript gedruckt). Erster Cursus. Bzw. Dritter Cursus: Berechnet für Centralschulen IV. und überhaupt die höchste Militärstufe. Bzw. Figuren-Tafeln zum Entwurf zu einem Leitfaden [etc.]. Erster Cursus.

      Zürich, Druck und Verlag von Orell Füssli & Co. 1876, bzw. Brugg, Fisch Wild & Co. 1878.. Teile 1, 3 u. 4 (v. 4 ). 8° (Formate etwas unterschiedlich). 1 Bl., 134 SS., 1 Bl. (Textband Cursus 1, reich durchschossen, teilw. mit sauberen Notizen in farb. Tinte).; bzw. 114 SS., 1 Bl., mit 31 Textfiguren; bzw. 28 röm. num. (Falt-) Tfn. OInterims-Brosch. (unterschiedlich etwas knittrig, fleckig, gebräunt u. lichtrandig, Besitzervermerk a. Vorderdeckeln, Rücken v. Teil 1 mit Leimspuren, v. beiden Textbänden mit kleinen Fehlstellen, Vorderdeckel des Tafelbandes im Innengelenk sauber remontiert). Etwas Alters- u. Gebrauchsspuren. Gesamthaft und in Anbetracht des fragilen Einbandes u. Materials sehr ordentliche und weitgehend saubere Exemplare.. Nur in SNB, mit Eintrag: Verlag Zürich [Teil 2-4:] Brugg : [s.n.], 1876 [Teil 2-4:] 1878. Kollation: 4 Teile; Illustr. ; 8°. Enthält: [Teil 1]: Cursus 1 / [Teil 2]: Cursus 2. Berechnet für die Stufe der I. und II. Centralschule u.s.w / [Teil 3]: Cursus 3. Berechnet für Centralschule IV. und überhaupt die höchste Militärschulstufe / [Teil 4 u.d.T.]: 28 Figuren-Tafeln zum Entwurf zu einem Leitfaden für den Unterricht in der Taktik [..]. - Ohne jegliche Einführung und ohne strukturierende Teile (Teil 1 weder mit einem Inhaltsverzeichnis, noch Register). Inhaltlich präsentieren sich die stark schematisierten und systematisierten Texte etwa so : Erster Cursus: 1. Taktik und Einteilung der Taktik, Formationen; 2. Gliederung; 3. Charakteristik der verschiedenen Waffengattungen (Infanterie, Kavallerie, Artillerie, Genie); 4.-6. Elementare Formationen und Evolutionen der Infanterie, bzw. Kavallerie, bzw. Feldartillerie; 7. Truppentransporte und Truppenmärsche; 8. Kantonnement und Biwak; 9. Dienst der Detachemente zur Aufklärung und Sicherung marschierender Truppen; 10. Der Vorpostendienst gemischter Detachemente; 11. Das Gefecht gemischter Detachemente, Anknüpfung desselben an bestimmte Örtlichkeiten; 12. Das Gefecht um Verschanzungen auf Schlachtfeldern (verschanzte Schlachtfelder) / Dritter Cursus: 1. Grundbegriffe von den grossen Operationen; 2. u. 3. Die Taktik als Instrument der grossen Operationen. Die Märsche, bzw. Schlachten der Armeen. - Besitzervermerk 'Emil Studer' (Tafelband mit Zusatz 'capitaine d'Etat major'): Emil Studer (1847-1939), von Trimbach SO, Kaufmann, Bankangestellter in Bern; Leutnant 1870, Oblt. 1875, Hauptmann 1878, Major 1884, Oberstlt. 1889 (im GSt von 1878 bis 1886). (R. Jaun, Der Schweizerische Generalstab, 8, 1991). -- Von grösster Seltenheit. Der formale Stellenwert und die Funktion dieses 'Entwurfs' sind nicht ersichtlich (nicht bei A. Ernst, Die Konzeption der schweizerischen Landesverteidigung 1815-1966, 1971); es scheint sich um ein Grundlagenpapier zu handeln, das womöglich in der Folge der neuen Bundesverfassung vom 19. April 1874 zur Vernehmlassung oder Evaluation für ein Reglement oder für eine taktische Konzeption konzipiert wurde (vgl. allg. Feiss/Isler, Das Wehrwesen der Schweiz. 4. Aufl., Bd. I, 1914, pp. 54 ff., bes. p. 151 ff.). Leider ist über dessen Verwendungsweise, allfällige Wirkung und weiteres Schicksal heute nichts mehr in Erfahrung zu bringen. Möglicherweise war der 'Entwurf' auch eines der letzten Werke Rüstows, das durch seinen Tod am 15.8.1878 ein gewisses Ende ohne weiteren Niederschlag fand. Die damaligen (formalen) Verhältnisse auf dem Gebiet der Reglemente waren ohnehin offen, um nicht zu sagen: diffus. Jedenfalls resümiert a. Ernst: "Vor 1927 [!] bezogen sich die für unsere Einsatzdoktrin massgebenden Reglemente ausschliesslich auf die Gefechtsführung. Strategische und operative Weisungen gab es nicht. [..] Die taktischen Grundsätze waren lange Zeit hindurch nicht in einer einzigen Vorschrift enthalten. Vor 1927 stossen wir auf zwei, um 1870 sogar auf drei gleichzeitig in Kraft stehende Reglemente, die sich alle mit taktischen Problemen befassten und deren Inhalt nicht eindeutig abgegrenzt war." (op. cit. p. 25). Es waren dies die Felddienstordnung (FO) und das Exerzierreglement für die Infanterie (ER): "Aber bis zur Jahrhundertwende blieb das ER ein merkwürdiges Gemisch. Es enthielt neben Vorschriften für die Gefechtsführung auch Bestimmungen über das formelle Exerzieren und die militärischen Zeremonien. [..] Erst das ER von 1908 kann als taktisches Reglement im heutigen Sinne des Wortes bezeichnet werden." (loc. cit. f.). -- Wilhelm Friedrich Rüstow (Brandenburg 1821-1878 Zürich), Militär und Militärschriftsteller. 1840 preussischer Offizier im Ingenieurkorps. Aus politischen Gründen vor Gericht gebracht, floh Rüstow 1850 in die Schweiz, wo er sich schnell integrierte (Bürger von Bauma, Kt. Zürich), an der Universität Zürich (1852-1855) und an der ETH (1877-1878) fachspezifische Vorlesungen hielt, in der eidgenössischen Armee seit 1853 als Instruktor bei grösseren Truppenübungen mitwirkte und 1857 zum Major im Geniestab ernannt wurde. 1860 schloss er sich in Sizilien Garibaldi an und sammelte bei Capua und am Volturno mit Erfolg praktische Führungserfahrungen. [..] Nach den italienischen Einigungskriegen kehrte Wilhelm Rüstow in die Schweiz zurück, wo er 1870 zum eidgenössischen Oberst gewählt wurde. "Seit 1851 veröffentlichte er eine grosse Anzahl von Werken, die teilweise zu den vorzüglichsten Leistungen der neuern Militärlitteratur zählen." (Brockh. 14, 1896; vgl. auch HBLS und R. Jaun, Der Schweizerische Generalstab 3, 1983). "1870 wurde er Oberst des schweizerischen Generalstabs und Chef der historisch-statistischen Sektion des Armeestabs. Rüstow übte wesentlichen Einfluss auf die Armeereformbewegung der 1860er Jahre aus, die eine Milizarmee auf den zivilen Bildungsinstitutionen und Vereinen aufbauen wollte. Professionelle Sachkenntnis und eine kritische Sprache gehörten zu Rüstows Markenzeichen. Als er 1878 nicht definitiv auf den Lehrstuhl für Kriegswissenschaften am Eidg. Polytechnikum gewählt wurde, erschoss er sich." (R. Jaun, in: HLS). - "Rüstow war einer der fruchtbarsten Militärschriftsteller des 19. Jahrhunderts und ein Historiker von Rang. Er schrieb mehr als vierzig, meist umfangreiche Bücher. Seine Arbeiten behandelten vor allem historische Themen. Er gab aber auch fünf dogmatische Werke heraus, von denen eines sich ausdrücklich auf die schweizerische Landesverteidigung bezog. Die Gedanken Rüstows sind interessant. Aber an Tiefe und Originalität reichen sie nicht an Jomini und Clausewitz heran. [..] Seine betonte Abneigung gegen die stehenden Heere verleitete ihn, die Vorteile des Milizsystems zu überschätzen. Die Folge war, dass er unsere Möglichkeiten nicht immer realistisch genug beurteilte und der schweizerischen Armee Aufgaben zuwies, denen sie wohl kaum gewachsen gewesen wäre. Trotz diesen Vorbehalten halten wir Rüstow, der über ein erstaunlich umfassendes Wissen verfügte, für einen der bedeutendsten Autoren seiner Zeit. Seine Werke sind auch heute noch lesenswert." (A. Ernst, op. cit. p. 19 f., der vorliegende Titel wird von A. Ernst nirgends erwähnt).

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        Brehms Thierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs. Große Ausgabe.

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1876-79.. Zweite (2.) umgearbeitete u. vermehrte Auflage, 10 Bände. Bde.1-3 (Säugethiere): Titelbild, XVI, 36, 706; XII, 628; XII, 756 S. mit 451 Textabb. und 55 Holzstichtafeln. Bd.4-6 (Vögel): XVI, 754; XVI, 699; XVI, 671 S. mit 442 Textabb. und 55 Holzschnitttafeln. Bd.7 (Kriechthiere u. Lurche): XVI, 673 S. mit 158 Textabb. u. 16 Holzschnitttafeln. Bd.8 (Fische): 440 S. mit 145 Textabb. u. 11 Holzschnitttafeln. Bd.9 (Insecten, Tausendfüßler u. Spinnenthiere): XXX, 710 S. mit 277 Textabb. u. 21 Holzschnitttafeln. Bd.10 (Niedere Thiere): XXVI, 582 S. mit 366 Textabb. u. 16 Holzschnitttafeln. Gr.-8°,. Nissen IVB 138; Sarkowski 16,a,2. Der Bd. 9 (Insecten) wurde von E.L. Taschenberg, der Bd. 10 (Niedere Thiere) von O. Schmidt bearbeitet. Die Textabb. u. Tafeln von G. Mützel, R. Kretschmer, E. u. J. Schmidt, L. Beckmann, W. Camphausen und anderen.

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        Mysore and Coorg. A gazetteer compiled for the Government of India. Vol. 1 + 2.

      Bangalore, Mysore Government Press, 1876 - 1877.. 4°. With some coloured fold-out maps (most of them integrated, 1 enclosed). XII, 658, 12, XV pp., 504, 12, 27, XXI pp. Cloth bindings with blind tooling and gilt titles on the spines.. 1Spines faded. Top and bottom crown of vol. 2 cracked. 1 stamp of a library on the preface of vol. 1, in the contents and on the dedication page of vol. 2, on the pages opposite the title pages and the final pages of vol. 1 + 2. 3 stamps of a library on the title pages of vol. 1 + 2. Linings a bit dusty, edges and linings foxed.

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        Kwan ko dzu setsu. Notice historique et descriptive sur les arts et industries japonais. Art ceramique, poterie.

      Tokio 1876-1877.. Bände 1 bis 4 (von 5, Band 5 fehlt). 26,5 x 38,2 cm. (1): 1 Tafel mit 3 photographischen Abbildungen, 11 Bl., 18 Tafeln, 1 Bl. (2): 10 Bl., 18 Tafeln, 1 Bl. (3): 12 Bl., 18 Tafeln, 1 Bl. (4): 10 Bl., 18 t, 1 Bl. Original-Broschuren (japanische Fadenheftung). Einbände teils etwas knittrig und mit Quetschfalten. Stempel auf den Titelblättern (ausgesondertes Bibliotheksexemplar). Alle Bände in der Mitte geknickt (mit Knickspur von oben nach unten).. Bände 2-4 mit zweisprachigen Titelblättern (Französisch und Japanisch). Die Texte und Bildunterschriften nur japanisch. Die zusammen 72 farbig lithographierten Tafeln zeigen insgesamt 136 keramische Objekte, meist aus mehreren Perspektiven.

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        Bibliografía militar de España

      - Bibliografías especiales.(016) Bibliografía y bibliografías. Catálogos.(01) Táctica. Estrategia. Historia de las campañas. España. (355.48(460)) Madrid. 1876. 28 cm. 988 p. Encuadernación en tapa dura en piel, lomo decorado. Almirante, José 1823-1894. Por el Excmo. señor José Almirante. Imp. y Fundición de Manuel Tello. Arte y ciencia militar. Bibliografías. España. Historia militar. Bibliografías . Cubierta deslucida. 43D [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CONTRIBUTION À L'ÉTUDE DES CONVULSIONS ET PARALYSIES LIÉES AUX MÉNINGOENCÉPHALITES FRONTO-PARIÉTALES. COPY SIGNED BY LANDOUZY

      Paris, J.-B. Baillière 1876 Demi-chagrin havane foncé, dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé, 2 planches hors-texte lithographiées et 6 figures in-texte. Bel ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE de Louis Landouzy sur la page de titre. Magnifique exemplaire, franc de coupes, fleurs de coins en état parfait. Exemplaire provenant de la collection de l'éminent neurologue et collectionneur Julien Bogousslavsky avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque. Provenance : Vente Loudmer & Le Fur du 16 juin 2011, expert D. Asmara, lot n° 187. Signé par l'auteur

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        Mysore and Coorg. A gazetteer compiled for the Government of India. Vol. 1 + 2.

      Bangalore, 1876 - 1877., Mysore Government Press, - 4°. With some coloured fold-out maps (most of them integrated, 1 enclosed). XII, 658, 12, XV pp., 504, 12, 27, XXI pp. Cloth bindings with blind tooling and gilt titles on the spines. 1Spines faded. Top and bottom crown of vol. 2 cracked. 1 stamp of a library on the preface of vol. 1, in the contents and on the dedication page of vol. 2, on the pages opposite the title pages and the final pages of vol. 1 + 2. 3 stamps of a library on the title pages of vol. 1 + 2. Linings a bit dusty, edges and linings foxed. Englisch Band:

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        Combination Atlas Map of Middlesex County New Jersey

      Philadelphia: Everts & Stewart, 1876. Philadelphia: Everts & Stewart, 1876. hardcover. very good(+). Atlas with 25 lithographed maps (14 double page) and 18 illustrations. Folio, measures 17 3/8" x 14.75". Rebound in buckram with gold stamped title and spine. 14 pages of historical and cultural text including table of contents. Repair to title page and table of contents and staining to map of United States. Maps and views complete. Fantastic atlas of Middlesex County, New Jersey with maps of each individual township and notable towns. Notable maps include Perth Amboy and Menlo Park (where Edison built his industrial lab the same year this atlas was published). Charming black and white lithographed views show various businesses, landscapes and private homes. Many maps have ornate borders and titles. In addition to extensive historical description, there is a business directory.

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        Spain. Illustrated by Gustavo Dore

      Scribner, Wolford and Armstrong, New York 1876 - tela epoca rozada, en general buena conservación grabados, láminas. . 525 págs.

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        Signed autograph manuscript, being the original draft version with corrections, of a letter by Pasteur to the Hungarian ambassador in Paris on the methods of inoculation using his anthrax vaccine, but also documenting Pasteur's determination to maintain the technical monopoly of his Institut over the production and mass distribution of the vaccine.Paris: 4 October 1881.

      <i> I hasten to reply to the letter in which you ask me to authorize M. Thuillier to proceed with the complete preparation of the vaccine before the commission formed to witness experiments with vaccinations. This preparation is fairly simple in theory. I published it in the report of the Académie des Sciences de Paris. Its application takes a lot of time and is very expensive if one is to attain absolute certainty. But to ensure its full value, a lot of time and even expense are required. One has daily to test, so to speak, the state of the virulent anthrax parasite as it progressively changes, and this testing can be achieved only by means of inoculations practised on animals, and finally on a large enough number of sheep. Mr. Thuillier will absolutely not have the time to carry out this study. Furthermore, allow me to point out the fact that out of caution and so as not to compromise the success of a method which is tricky, to say the least, I wish very much that, for at least a year, any vaccine used by sheep or livestock breeders be prepared by me or under my immediate supervision. Moreover, I am presently setting up a sort of factory. I already have no less than two hectolitres of liquid ready to be transformed into vaccine. Next spring I will be able to send tubes filled with vaccine liquid far away, at the very modest cost price, or more or less. <br/><br/> Permit me to add that, after France, Hungary will be the preferred nation. If the practice of vaccination spreads more and more as I hope it will, I will be able to deliver all the vaccine requested only little by little. A factory could be created in Hungary and I would be the first to guarantee its success by giving the most precise instructions. For the moment, it is necessary to persuade farmers and large landowners of the advantages of the method. I hope that the experiment M. Thuillier has performed under your auspices will soon arrive at this result. I will not finish this letter, M. Minister, without thanking Your Excellency for the kindness with which you received M. Thuillier, and I ask you to please accept the homage of my profound respect. <br/><br/> </i> In the 1870s, anthrax was a major epidemic that plagued farmers throughout Europe. According to Pasteur, estimates of the annual loss to French agriculture from anthrax ranged from 20 to 30 million francs. In addition, the disease was also often fatal to humans. In 1876, Robert Koch had shown that anthrax was caused by a rod-shaped bacterium. By that time Pasteur was 54 years old and already internationally famous for his work on fermentation, silkworm diseases and spontaneous generation. After hearing about Koch's work he began intensively experimenting with <i>B. anthracis</i>, with his goal nothing less than harnessing and controlling its killing power. Pasteur had created a successful vaccine against chicken cholera by exposing the cultures to the air for long periods - this was the world's first artificially produced vaccine (Jenner's smallpox vaccine had been based on naturally-occurring cowpox). Along with his assistants Emile Roux, Charles Chamberland and Louis Thuillier, he now set out to do the same thing for anthrax. <br/><br/> In May 1881, Pasteur performed a famous public experiment at Pouilly-le-Fort to demonstrate the effectiveness of his anthrax vaccine. He prepared two groups of 25 sheep, one goat and several cows. The animals of one group were twice injected, with an interval of 15 days, with an anthrax vaccine prepared by Pasteur; a control group was left unvaccinated. Thirty days after the first injection, both groups were injected with a culture of live anthrax bacteria. All the animals in the non-vaccinated group died, while all of the animals in the vaccinated group survived. This sensational success led to huge demand for the vaccine and it was not long before inquiries came from abroad. Yet Pasteur was determined to keep sole control over his process and insisted that all vaccine cultures be prepared in his laboratory. <br/><br/> "In 1881, anthrax vaccine trials were performed on the livestock of two major landowners in Hungary. In this case, Pasteur sent his assistant Thuillier to vaccinate the animals. Baron Kemeny, the Austro-Hungarian minister for agriculture, trade, and industry asked Pasteur to authorize his assistant to 'perform the full preparation of the vaccine in front of the commission set up to witness the experiments', but Pasteur refused. The arguments Pasteur offered to support his refusal justified his laboratory's technical monopoly over the preparation of the vaccine, at least during the initial phase of development. <br/><br/> "First, Pasteur emphasized the importance of the laboratory know-how necessary for the preparation of the vaccine, as well as the time and cost involved in developing it: <i>This preparation is fairly simple in theory. I published it in the report of the Académie des Sciences de Paris. Its application takes a lot of time and is very expensive if one is to attain absolute certainty. But to ensure its full value, a lot of time and even expense are required. One has daily to test, so to speak, the state of the virulent anthrax parasite as it progressively changes, and this testing can be achieved only by means of inoculations practised on animals, and finally on a large enough number of sheep. </i><br/><br/> "Apart from knowledge concerning the principle of attenuation, Pasteur revealed the importance of the system for measuring and verifying virulence, which made it possible to establish a scale of virulence for the different cultures and to determine the appropriate virulence ratio between the first and the second vaccines needed to produce immunity... The time required for the attenuation of microbes and the setting up of such measurement procedures would, according to Pasteur, exceed his assistant's mission: <i>Mr. Thuillier will absolutely not have the time to carry out this study</i>. Since the vaccine preparation method was still not perfectly stable, it had to remain under the inventors' control so that they could perfect the procedure. <br/><br/> "Pasteur also justified his refusal to transfer the production of the vaccine out of a concern for the quality and reputation of the anthrax vaccine: <i>Furthermore, allow me to point out the fact that out of caution and so as not to compromise the success of a method which is tricky, to say the least, I wish very much that, for at least a year, any vaccine used by sheep or livestock breeders be prepared by me or under my immediate supervision</i>. Bad preparations could ruin the career of the anthrax vaccine since the principle of vaccination was still a highly controversial issue. Before considering diversifying the sites of vaccine production, it was first necessary to consolidate and extend the network that was promoting the use of the vaccine: <i>For the moment, it is necessary to persuade farmers and large landowners of the advantages of the method</i>.<br/><br/> "Pasteur had definite ideas for the industrial and commercial organization of vaccine production. Thus, he described the launching of his small industrial laboratory in these terms: <i>Moreover, I am presently setting up a sort of factory. I already have no less than two hectolitres of liquid ready to be transformed into vaccine. Next spring I will be able to send tubes filled with vaccine liquid far away, at the very modest cost price, or more or less.</i> His Paris laboratory was to mass-produce the vaccines that were to be sent out to other countries. He proposed a trade agreement: <i>after France, Hungary will be the preferred nation</i>. He then considered setting up a production laboratory in Hungary to cater for the expanding market. <i>If the practice of vaccination spreads more and more as I hope it will, I will be able to deliver all the vaccine requested only little by little. A factory could be created in Hungary and I would be the first to guarantee its success by giving the most precise instructions</i>. This last sentence confirms both the importance of the know-how that would be transferred in such a case, and Pasteur's refusal at that moment in time to share this know-how with the Hungarians. <br/><br/> "This monopoly was supposed to be temporary, and Pasteur justified it with reference to the problems and risks involved in diffusing an emergent invention... He clearly intended limiting and controlling the extent of the network itself, despite pressing demands made on him to expand it. He was wary of counterfeiters and on several occasions reacted with suspicion when asked to give precise descriptions of his production methods, not only for the anthrax vaccine but for other preparations as well. Although his goal was not financial profit-he specified that the price of the vaccine would be close to the cost price-he was determined to maintain total control over the use and diffusion of his invention. Furthermore, the diffusion of this vaccine benefited from France's influence in Central and Eastern Europe. We know that Pasteur deliberately put several of his inventions at the service of France's economy and its expansionist agenda. However, if he agreed to divulge the production method of his vaccine to the Hungarians, he would lose his control over the diffusion of his invention in the region and would thus hand the exploitation of that particular market over to the Hungarian producer" (Cassier, pp. 730-1). <br/><br/> DSB X: 392-8; Patrice Debré, <i>Louis Pasteur</i> (1998) (especially chapters 11 & 14). Maurice Cassier, 'Appropriation and commercialization of the Pasteur anthrax vaccine,' Stud. Hist. Phil. Biol. & Biomed. Sci. 36 (2005) 722-42.. Autograph letter signed ("L. Pasteur"), in French, Paris, 4 October 1881, to Baron de Kemeny, the Hungarian ambassador in Paris, who had asked Pasteur to give his country the anthrax vaccine. Two pages (273 x 210 mm). Cassier quotes a copy of the present letter in the archives of the Institut Pasteur. That is presumably the copy sent to Baron de Kemeny, the offered letter, which has several corrections and deletions, being the draft version retained by Pasteur for his own records

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        American Ornithology or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1876 3 Volumes complete. In quarter black leather with maroon cloth, corners and edges bumped and worn, some marks to cover. Spines, titles and tooling in gilt, edges bumped and worn a little, teg remainder uncut, contains all the 103 hand coloured plates by Wilson.Vol 1, black endpapers, some offsetting, lacks fep and half title, frontis present (offsetting to verso), (cv), [3], 406 pp, lacks all beyond, frontis, 27 coloured plates, p 349 margin tear. Vol 2, half title present with ink name at head, (vii), [1], 495 pp, 41 coloured pls, small binders label to epd. Vol 3, lacks fep and half title, some offsetting to titlepage, (iii-vi), 540 pp, 35 coloured plates, many margin tears, some loss, due to unopened page cutting, lacks p 367/8. Would benefit from some work!

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        OLD ENGLISH HOMES

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle, 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. Some foxing to the text, but the photographs are generally clean and strong. Text block with slight cracks at a few points. Light wear to the corners and spine tips, a small rubbed spot on the front cover. Very Good or better. Quarto (8" x 11-1/4") bound in original decorated green cloth. Illustrated with 23 mostly full-page mounted albumen photographs.

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        Old English Homes: A Summer's Sketch Book

      London Sampson Low Marston Low and Searle 1876. G : in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some rubbing and bumping to cover. Fep missing. Some cracking to inner hinges. Aeg First Edition Green gilt decorative hardback cloth cover 290mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). 215pp. 24 laid in photographs by author. Tightham Mote; Hever Castle; Penhurst Place; Knole; Hampden House; Stoke Poges.

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        Ornaments Invented & Designed by Charles Klimsch

      London: Asher, N.D. [1876].. 4to. (12.25 x 10 inches). Unpaginated. Elaborate engraved title page. 102 plates depicting designs. Kunst -Verlag von Karl Klimsch, Frankfurt am Main. Original dark green cloth blocked in black and gilt to front board, blind stamped to rear board. T.e.g. One-inch long shallow gouge to fore-edge of front board. Cloth slightly frayed to outer joint of rear board. Owner's name to title page, dated 1876. Tightly bound. Contents clean and bright. A better than very good copy. Uncommon.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. By Mark Twain

      The American Publishing Co., Hartford [et al.] 1876 - First edition, BAL's second printing, issue A (no sequence determined); 8vo, pp. [8], xii-xiii, [xv]-xvi, 274, [2], [4] ads dated December, 1876; illustrated in the text throughout; original decorative blue cloth stamped in black and gilt; rubbed, worn, and dull, spine ends chipped, front hinge broken; lacking the initial blank flyleaves; a fair copy at best. BAL 3610. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Lord’s Land; a Narrative of Travels in Sinai, Arabia Petraea, and Palestine, from the Red Sea to the Entering in of Hamath

      New York: Nelson & Phillips, 1876. First edition in publisher’s de Luxe binding. Very slight rubbing of covers (gilt very bright), light waterstain in margin of some pages, occasional brown spot, contemporary gift inscription in brown ink on titlepage. A very nice copy. Quarto.

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        Report of the Exploring Expedition from Santa Fé, New Mexico, to the Junction of the Grand and Green Rivers of the Great Colorado of the West, in 1859, ... with Geological Report

      Washington [D.C.]: [U.S.] Government Printing Office, 1876. First edition. Cloth stamped in blind. Spine ends and corners worn with minor loss else a very good copy, small bookplate on front pastedown, plates sharp, lacking the rear map. Illus. with 11 chromolithograph landscape views, 3 black & white views, and 8 plates of fossil specimens. Lacking the map. One of the last Army expeditions in the region, this was an exploration of parts of New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado during the summer of 1859, northward out of Santa Fe along the Old Spanish Trail, to discover if there were a practical railroad or wagon route through the San Juan River country to the southern settlements of Utah Territory (in case of further armed conflicts like the "Utah War"), and on to the west coast. The report found the mountainous terrain impractical for a railroad, and the weather too severe for permanent settlement. The Civil War delayed publication. Landscapes were drawn by J.S. Newberry, and chromolithographed by Sinclair of Philadelphia of whom it was said: "No landscape produced by a skillful painter in water-colors could be much more finely executed. The colors are blended and softened down with the nicety of pencil work, and the most delicate atmospheric effects are produced..." (Marzio: Democratic Art, p.32). Farquhar calls the lithograph of Shiprock "one of the most pleasing of the scenic views made in that epoch" (p. 19). Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. Howes M179. Farquhar, Books of the Colorado River 23. Wagner-Camp 379b. Graff 2647.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. By Mark Twain

      Hartford [et al.]: The American Publishing Co.. 1876. "First edition, BAL&#39;s second printing, issue A (no sequence determined); 8vo, pp. [8], xii-xiii, [xv]-xvi, 274, [2], [4] ads dated December, 1876; illustrated in the text throughout; original decorative blue cloth stamped in black and gilt; rubbed, worn, and dull, spine ends chipped, front hinge broken; lacking the initial blank flyleaves; a fair copy at best. BAL 3610 "

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        The Prime Minister, Part I. to VIII. [Complete 8-volume set]

      Published by Chapman & Hall , London 1876 - , 8 uniform volumes, with original grey paper wrappers from the 8 monthly parts bound in at front and rear, volume 1 includes 8-page publisher's catalogue at front [dated October 1875], First state, Sadleir pg 153-154 First Edition , volumes in similar condition, rebacked [some time ago] with original cloth laid down at spine, new endpapers [not recent], covers scuffed and lightly stained in places, bumped at corners, spines darkened with stains to some vols, volume 1 lacks rear cover of wrapper, occasional light spots to margins but text clean in all volumes, overall in good condition , brown cloth with double blind frame at front and rear, gilt titles to spine and gilt bands at head and tail of spine Octavo Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Daniel Deronda

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1876. First Edition, with half-titles, erratum slips present in Books II & V, terminal ads not present in Vol. IV. 4 vols., 8vo. . Half contemporary red morocco, cloth sides, raised bands, lettered in gilt, t.e.g. Near fine. Sadlier 813a, Parrish p. 39, Wolff 2057 . A very nice copy of the novel&#39;s first printing (Jan-Sept 1876)

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        Autograph letter signed ("Prof. C. Cramer"), and with small drawing.

      Fluntern bei Zürich, 11. VI. 1876. - Large 8vo. 3 pp. on double leaf. To the British botanist and publisher Alfred William Bennett (1833-1902), telling him that he has heard through "L. Hegnauer, who had the good fortune to stay some time with you [.] that you are kindly going to identify for me some unusual tropical woods, that I have been researching anatomically [.]", apologising for not sending them sooner, "now that at last I have a little more free time, I would first of all say how [.] grateful I am for your Memoirs. The woods will reach you soon, but I would like to draw your special attention here to Nos. 1 and 2, then Nos. 3 and 4, because most depends on the identification of these. All the specimens are transverse sections [.] The portions of No. 1 reveal a fairly tall trunk with a weakly spiralling and twisting longitudinal edge. No. 2 is, as its dark colour shows, steeped in Paraffin. Its trunk is like that of No. 3 (Tripteris?), with only weak grooves on the outside. Nos. 5 and 6 should rightly be distinguished. I wonder if 3 and 7 should also? All the specimens are for you to keep [.]", wondering if Bennett can obtain for him "a piece of the stem of the Serjania with totally separate bodies of wood from 1 to 3 cm. long and about 1 cm. thick (I already possess a Serjania 2-3 mm thick)", with a sketch of the cross-section showing a cluster of stems within the main stem, "Equally welcome too would be specimens, not too thin, of other unusual stems, namely of Bignoniaceae, Dilleniaceae, Ampelidaceae (Cissus) Phytolaccaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Leguminosae (Rhynchosiascandens Bauhinia, Caulotretus)", sending in exchange a SpatolobuslittoralisHaukarl, promising his "paper on Podisomafuscum and Roesteliacancellata" and praying that "you will not take offence at my heavy demands, or be in a hurry to answer my questions, if anything is thereby likely to cause you trouble [.] My niece will have told you, that I am well able to read English, but, unfortunately, I write it badly". - Cramer succeeded Carl Wilhelm von Nägeli, (1817-1891), whose life he wrote (1896). With Nägeli he researched the physiology of plants, including their irritability and movement. He also worked on the fossil Arctic flora, and on bacteria during the Zürich typhus epidemic of 1884. Cramer founded the Institute of Botanic Physiology at the Polytechnikum, and was Director of the Zürich Botanic Garden 1882-1893. - Bennett was Lecturer in Botany at Bedford College, London, and at St. Thomas' Hospital. He translated and edited Julius Sachs' "Lehrbuch der Botanik", 1875, and collaborated in "Handbook of Cryptogamic Botany", 1889. - Remains of mounting on blank fourth side.

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        La chanson des gueux *

      Librairie illustrée, Paris (1876). - Relié demi maroquin marron, dos à nerfs avec titre et décors dorés, tranches marbrées, couverture et faux-titre non conservés, tampon au titre. Hormis les défauts signalés, agréable exemplaire en reliure d'époque de cet ouvrage rapidement éclaboussé par les foudres de la censure, enrichi qui plus est d'une dédicace de l'auteur à Auguste Chabert. Dés la même année, les réimpressions n'en donneront qu'un texte avec de nombreux passages supprimés, remplacés par des lignes de pointillés; il faudra attendre 1964 pour qu'il soit réédité dans son intégralité. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TURKISTAN: NOTES OF A JOURNEY IN RUSSIAN TURKISTAN, KHOAND, BUKHARA, AND KULDJA

      Scribners, N.Y. 1876 - A very good+++ Two volume hardcover copies. First Edition. Copies are very tight. No cracked hinges. All three maps are present and are in near fine to fine condition. Light rubbing to cloth at top and bottom of spine tips. Top edge gold gilt. A very decent set. Schuyler, Secretary of the AM. Legation at St. Petersbugh, travelled througout Central Russian Asia, detailing the regions he travelled. Illustrated with numerous B/W illustrations. = WE BOX AND SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH USPS TRACKING. = WE HAVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING USED BOOKS FOR OVER 34 YEARS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TURKISTAN Notes of a Journey in Russian Turkistan, Khokand, Bukhara, and Kuldja

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington 1876. . 1st Ed. 2 vols. xii + 411pp. + 24pp. publ. adverts. + [x] + 463pp. 20 plates, 3 folding maps and numerous text ills. With institutional stamps to t.ps., institutional bookplates, some light marginal browning, original gilt lettered cloth with gilt ills. upper boards and spines, professionally rebacked with original spines laid down, minor signs of wear. Among the most able and impartial works written on the Russian operations in Central Asia, written by one of the leading authorities. The author travelled extensively in the region and was secretary to the U.S. legation in St. Petersburg and Consul General at Constantinople.& &#145;Monumental, a classic on the subject&#146; Lord Curzon. Additional postage may be necessary. US$523

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        Historia geográfica, geológica y estadística de FILIPINAS

      1876 - Con datos geográficos, geológicos y estadísticos de las Islas de Luzón, Visayas, Mindanao y Joló, y los que corresponden a las Islas Batanes, Calamianes, Balabac, Mindoro, Masbate, Ticao y Burias, situadas al N. SO.  De Luzón. Tomo 1º Isla de Luzon ? Tomo 2º Visayas y Mindanao Manila, imprenta de Ramírez y Giraudier. 1876. 2 vols. 4º m., 281 x 183 mm, cubiertas originales, muy frágiles, intonso, sin desbarbar. Restos de adhesivos en portada y hojas finales., por lo demás perfecto ejemplar, tal y como salió de imprenta.  412 p., 2 hs. + 521 p. multitud de estados plegados y mapas litografiados de las islas plegados. Obra rara en comercio, uno de los estudios más extensos del territorio Filipino.   Filipinas, Islas de Luzón, Visayas, Mindanao, Joló, Islas Batanes, Calamianes, Balabac, Mindoro, Masbate, Ticao, Burias, Manila

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        Leaves of Grass, author&#39;s edition

      Camden, NJ: Walt Whitman, printed by Smith and McDougal. 1876. Author&#39;s Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1876, Author&#39;s Edition. 384 pp., with 2 portrait plates of Whitman. This is the second printing of the 1876 ed., with cancel title page. (no facsimile of WW&#39;s signature). Hardcover, 8vo., original 3/4 cream colored leather with marbled boards, leather and gilt title label, yellow endpapers. Near Fine, with minor scuffing to the leather. Beautiful clean, bright contents. Strong binding. Digital images available upon request.

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        Atlas of the State of Wisconsin, including Statistics and Descriptions of Its History, Educational Institutions, Geology, Railroads, Natural Resources, and Manufacturing Interests

      Boston and Detroit: Walling, Tackabury & Co.. 1876. First edition. Leather Bound. Good. First Edition. c.1876. Hardcover. Cloth. Quarter leather. Gilt titles. Marbled endpapers. Elephant Folio. 130pp. + 32pp. Business Cards of Patrons. Includes 69 maps - 60 single page color maps, 9 double page colored maps. Good. Heavy rubbing / cracking to leather, heavy edgewear with loss to cloth and leather along bottom front edge and corner, light loss to foot of spine, corners rubbed clean of leather and light ly bumped, hinges cracked, edgewear and fading to eps, loss to bottom corner pp.5-8, 1-inch tear to top margin of p.38, staining to inner margin pp.60- 63, pencil / pen notation to p.69, loss to corner of pp.89-90 affecting only a tiny bit of map corner on p.89, occasional soil / finger smudges to contents mostly contained in the margins, mild rippling to contents.

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        Leaves of Grass, author's edition

      Walt Whitman, printed by Smith and McDougal, Camden, NJ 1876 - 1876, Author's Edition. 384 pp., with 2 portrait plates of Whitman. This is the second printing of the 1876 ed., with cancel title page. (no facsimile of WW's signature). Hardcover, 8vo., original 3/4 cream colored leather with marbled boards, leather and gilt title label, yellow endpapers. Near Fine, with minor scuffing to the leather. Beautiful clean, bright contents. Strong binding. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kwan-Ko-Dzu-Setsu: Notice Historique et descriptive sur les Arts et industries Japonais. Art Céramique(I-V), Poterie

      - Editeurs Mess. H. Ahrens, 1876-1878. 5 + 5 vols. 27cm. Cartonné. Remarquable étude sur la céramique ancienne japonaise, composé par cinq album oblongue illustré avec 89 gravures xilographique et cinq petits livrets avec les traductions des textes en français, le tout dans une enveloppe en toile un peu défraîchies. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Bayreuth, 5. III. 1876. - Large 8vo. 4 pp. on double leaf. To an unnamed member of the Wagner Society of Cologne, on a scheduled concert at the Gürzenich concert hall and his participation in it: "[.] I am quite satisfied with its program, but I prefer to do the prelude to Lohengrin instead of the Walkürenritt ["Ride of the Valkyries"] which I really dislike to play, not at least because of the enormously huge orchestra which is necessary [.]". Moreover, Wagner writes on some concerts at Leipzig, Dresden, Breslau, Prag, Graz, and Pest, he had refused to give, and a concert at London, which was organized by the British pianist and head of the Wagner Society of London, Edward Dannreuther (1844-1905). - WBV 6442.

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        THE PRIME MINISTER

      Chapman and Hall. London. 1876. FIRST EDITION IN BOOKFORM. FOUR VOLUMES. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.4 inches). A very good set in original publishers brown cloth bindings. The boards with decorative panel design within a double ruled border, all in black. Spines ruled and lettered in gilt with black ruled lines to the top and bottom and decorative design in the space between the volume number and publisher name. Plain yellow endpapers. Two volumes have a small area of loss to the top of the spines. All volumes are rubbed to the edges and corners. Small area stained to the blank endpapers and about one-third of the fore edge on one volume. Another volume loose in the binding. Neat previous owners name, dated 1877, to the front free endpaper of each volume. Overall a very good set.

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        THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK

      Macmillan and Co. London 1876. Near Fine First Edition Hardcover This is a First Edition hardcover book in a buff cloth binding with wonderfully illustrated covers and interior illustrations by Henry Holiday. The covers are blind-stamped with black ink fill. The end papers are black coated. There are 86 pages including a Macmillan advertisement for Lewis Carroll books. There are nine full page black and white line drawings by Henry Holiday. BOOK CONDITION: This handsome and well cared for book has a tight binding and is in very good to near fine condition. There are two small spots on the front cover that are not that noticeable because of the background color of the cloth. The corners are straight with a faint hint of bumping. The spine is complete with a bold title, slanted fonts, running up. The tips of the spine edges are curved in slightly. The black end papers have two small cut-outs from a catalog or newspaper composed in bookseller catalog format (British catalog - price in shillings) . They are tipped in near the spine. The hinge appears to have been neatly reinforced at some time. There are no marks or writing on the end papers except for a tiny graphite code on the rear end paper. The interior pages are all crisp and clean except for two small spots on two separate pages. There is a graphite price and code on the recto of the front end paper. All edges are a bright gilt. SLIPCASE: There is no jacket. This book has an acetate, see-through, removable cover and comes in a neatly made well fitting, clear, plexi-glass slipcase in nice condition. ; 8vo; 83 pages

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        Biblioteca dell'economista - Serie terza - Raccolta delle più pregiate opere moderne italiane e straniere di Economia Politica

      Unione Tipografico Editrice Torinese, Torino 1876 - Diretta dal professore Gerolamo Boccardo - in 8° - pp.Circa mille pp. a volume - Mezza tela dorso con titolo in oro - Sette volumi in otto tomi - Rare fioriture in qualche pagina - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe (Romeo and Juliet in the Village)

      G. J. Goschen, Stuttgart, Germany, 1876. Very Good with no dust jacket. First Edition Thus. First Printing. Hard Cover Publisher?s full brown cloth, gilt decoration and lettering on spine and cover, all edges gilt, silk endpapers. This is the first separate edition of Keller?s classic story, which was originally published in 1856 in the two-volume collection entitled Die Leute von Seldwyla (The People of Seldwyla). The story is adapted from Shakespeare?s Romeo and Juliet, and is set in the fictitious town of Seldwyla, Switzerland. It is the source for Delius?s opera, A Village Romeo and Juliet (1907). Extremely rare. Text entirely in German. [Wilpert/Ghring 29]. Gift inscription on ffep (August 12, 1943); very slight shelf-wear at head, heel and corners; otherwise as new, unmarked, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. 128 pp

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        LE TOUR DU MONDE EN VÉLOCIPEDE

      Bureaux De La Publication 1876 Former owner's name on front endpaper and title page. Occasional foxing ; Extremely scarce! A detailed accound of an adventure of a cyclist. Numerous b&w illustrations from ink drawings. Originally published in the periodical Le Velocipede Illustre starting in 1870 and collected here in book form. Red boards with gilt lettering and gilt pictorial design. Decorative black pattern along edges. All edges gilt. Brochure of a Danish Beach destination laid-in with 4-digit phone number ; 8vo; 266 pages

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        Officielles (offizielles) Wochenblatt für das Herzogthum Lauenburg, Jgg. 1868 &#150; 1876 (in 7 Bänden).

      Ratzeburg, Freystatzky, 1868 &#150; 1876. - Jahrgänge 1868 bis 1876 (gebunden in 7 Bänden). Jg. 1868: Nr. 1 - 99 und Register (899 S.); Jg. 1869: Nr. 1 - 78 und Extra-Ausgabe sowie Register (916, 439 S.); Jg. 1870: Nr. 1 bis 105 (572 S.); Jg. 1871: Nr. 1 bis 84 und Register (529, 18 S.); Jg. 1872: Nr. 1 bis 88 (418, 19 S.); Jg. 1873: Nr. 1 bis 14 und Register (71, 8 S.); Jg. 1874: Nr. 1 bis 44 und Register (340, 13 S.); Jg. 1875: Nr. 1 bis 49 und Register (534, 11 S.). Jg. 1876: Nr. 1 bis 18 und Extra-Ausgabe (120 S.). Enthalten sind unter anderem mehrere großformatige Falttafeln. de 4000 Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand, allenfalls Deckel geringfügig berieben. Seiten überwiegend sauber, allenfalls partiell leicht fleckig. Seite 415 des Jahresbandes 1871 mit kleiner Beschädigung. In toto sehr gut erhaltene Reihe dieses sehr seltenen Periodikums zur lauenburgischen Landesgeschichte. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Fachliteratur: Landesgeschichte) Die Jahrgangsbände enthalten alle in dem jeweiligen Jahr erschienenen Ausgaben des Wochenblatts (lediglich Nr. 79/1868 und 7/1874 fehlend, evtl. nicht erschienen). Halbleinenbände der Zeit, Jgg. 1868 und 1869 ohne Rückentutel, Jgg. 1970 bis 1976 mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Buchdeckel in anthrazitfarbener Marmorierung.

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        Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, & Condition of the North American Indians. With Letters & Notes Written during Eight Years of Travel and Adventure among the Wildest and Most Remarkable Tribes now Existing [Two Vol

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1876.. viii, 264 pp; viii, 266 pp. Sm. 4to. Publisher's red pictorial cloth decorated in black and gilt. First edition printed in color. Illus. with 180 chromolithograph plates (incl. 3 maps, 1 folding) many with multiple images. Howes C241. Lipperheide 1618. Pilling 689. See Sabin 11537 (1866). Streeter Sale 4277 (1866). Field 260 (1841). Wagner-Camp 84:4 (1841). The classic work on the American Indian covering all aspects of their lives with the images taken from the close to 600 paintings Catlin produced while visiting nearly fifty tribes. First published in 1841, this is the first edition to have the plates printed in color (though a few hand-colored copies were produced earlier). "One of the most original, authentic, and popular works on the subject. Humboldt characterizes the author as 'one of the most admirable observers of manners who ever lived among the aborigines of America', ? (Sabin). Very good copies, boards slightly scuffed and bumped, joints just starting, Vol. II rejointed, recased, and endpapers renewed, plates and text bright.

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        A NEW SYSTEM OF SWORD EXERCISE FOR INFANTRY

      William Clowes and Sons 1876 Boards lightly worn and with light waterstains. Front hinge started and with binding not tight. Small stamp on title page ; The rarest Burton! ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 59 pages

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        The Compleat Angler Or The Contempative Man&#39;s Recreation. (Fine Binding)

      Eliot Stock 1876. Facsimile of the 1653 first edition 16mo. designed title and cuts of fishes, polished green levant morocco, super extra, gold-tooled panel design on sides, inside gold-tooled borders, green watered silk linings, gilt top edge, otherwise uncut. Bound by Chambolle-Duru. An exact facsimile reproduction of the First edition, the original being the most precious of all books in the literature of sport. Overall VG+, long ink inscription to first blank, some toning to the morroco, slight starting to hinge on right side of the spine. A very pleasing tight and ornately bound edition. 7750

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        CEYLON A General Description of the Island, Historical, Physical, Statistical. Containing the Most Recent Information. By a Late Officer of the Ceylon Rifles

      Chapman & Hall 1876. . 1st Ed. 2 vols. xvi + 424pp. + viii + 432pp. Folding map. Ex.-Ceylon Association in London with ink stamps to half titles, inscription, some very light browning, original gilt lettered dec. black embossed cloth, spines sl. chipped with sm. nick to head of upper joint of vol. 2. and rubbing to head of lower joint of vol. 1. Exhaustive work including Physical Geography Climate, Diseases Meteorology, Ancient Sinhalese History, Ancient and Modern Indian Vessels, Early intercourse between Ceylon and the West, Chinese Voyages an Intercourse with Ceylon, Arabian and Persian Accounts, Mediæval Travellers, Modern History; Population, Literature, Flora and Fauna, etc. US$1088

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        The Lordâ??s Land; a Narrative of Travels in Sinai, Arabia Petraea, and Palestine, from the Red Sea to the Entering in of Hamath

      Nelson & Phillips New York: Nelson & Phillips, 1876. First edition in publisherâ??s de Luxe binding. Very slight rubbing of covers (gilt very bright), light waterstain in margin of some pages, occasional brown spot, contemporary gift inscription in brown ink on titlepage. A very nice copy. Quarto.

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        Report of the Exploring Expedition from Santa F, New Mexico, to the Junction of the Grand and Green Rivers of the Great Colorado of the West, in 1859, ... with Geological Report.

      vii, 152 pp., [22 lvs plates]. Cloth stamped in blind. First edition. Illus. with 11 chromolithograph landscape views, 3 black & white views, and 8 plates of fossil specimens. Lacking the map. Howes M179. Farquhar, Books of the Colorado River 23. Wagner-Camp 379b. Graff 2647. One of the last Army expeditions in the region, this was an exploration of parts of New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado during the summer of 1859, northward out of Santa Fe along the Old Spanish Trail, to discover if there were a practical railroad or wagon route through the San Juan River country to the southern settlements of Utah Territory (in case of further armed conflicts like the "Utah War"), and on to the west coast. The report found the mountainous terrain impractical for a railroad, and the weather too severe for permanent settlement. The Civil War delayed publication. Landscapes were drawn by J.S. Newberry, and chromolithographed by Sinclair of Philadelphia of whom it was said: "No landscape produced by a skillful painter in water-colors could be much more finely executed. The colors are blended and softened down with the nicety of pencil work, and the most delicate atmospheric effects are produced.." (Marzio: Democratic Art, p.32). Farquhar calls the lithograph of Shiprock "one of the most pleasing of the scenic views made in that epoch" (p. 19). Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. Spine ends and corners worn with minor loss else a very good copy, small bookplate on front pastedown, plates sharp, lacking the rear map.

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        Something about telegraph cables. Manuscript (20pp.)

      1876. Gibson, Henry H. Something about telegraph cables. A paper read before the Hornsea Mutual Improvement Society. Autograph manuscript signed. N.p., 1876 (date supplied in a different hand). [20]ff., stapled at the top. 318 x 203 mm. Right margins a little frayed.Gibson was a member of the shipbuilding family that founded the firm of Edward Gibson & Son in Hull, Yorkshire; he was also vice president of the Mutual Improvement Society in Hornsea, a town on the Yorkshire seacoast connected to Hull by rail. His manuscript, the text of a lecture he delivered before the Society in 1876, includes his firsthand account of the laying of the 1873 Atlantic cable between Valentia, Ireland and Heart's Content, Newfoundland, undertaken by the Anglo American Telegraph Company seven years after the first successful Atlantic cable was laid in 1866. The 1873 Atlantic cable, like the 1866 and unsuccessful 1865 cables, was laid by the Great Eastern, accompanied on this trip by the companion vessels Hibernia, Edinburgh and Robert Lowe. Gibson's manuscript describes the preparations made prior to departure, the features of the Great Eastern, the various tasks involved in cable laying (among them being numerous "calculations . . . made every few minutes" and tabulated every half hour), the crossing, and the ship's arrival at Heart's Content. Evidence in the manuscript suggests that Gibson was heavily involved in submarine cable laying; e.g. in the raising of the Malta-Alexandria cable (laid in 1868).Gibson's lecture begins with a brief history of telegraphy, from signal beacons and semaphores to the electric telegraph, which he regards as one of the wonders of the age: "New speeds along minute wires buried in the earth or sunk in the ocean, or stretched on poles in the air, telling of the fall of empires or the flight of kings, the price of stocks; of births and bankruptcies; of arrivals and accidents; of elopements and wrecks; of crops, or robberies, of murders and of markets; friends hundreds of miles apart may converse with one another as if in the same apartment." He describes the development of the electric telegraph from the experiments of the Bishop of Llandaff in 1784 to the technological innovations of his own day, paying special attention to the Atlantic Cable and its troubled history. He refers several times to information given to him by participants in earlier submarine cable ventures; e.g. Willoughby Smith, who gave Gibson a firsthand account of the laying of the Dover-Calais cable in 1850.

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        Anteckningar öfver Staden Kongelf och f. d. Bohus fästning i historiskt, topografiskt och statistiskt hänseende.

      - Föreläsning hållen i Kongelf af G. Fr. Lagervall. På begäran utgifven. Alingsås. Tryckt hos J. D. Michelsen. 1876. 8:o. 38 s. Senare klotryggband utan ryggtitel. Inlagan något brunfläckad, mest titelbladet. Namnteckning Margarethe Nilsson på titelbladet. 14 x 11 cm.*Aberstén 103. Berthelius 39 anger "Ett mindre vanligt småtryck som jag sett förtecknad endast i en topografikatalog under 1900-talet". [#1335]

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