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        Le Journal illustré, treizième année complète (1876), du n°1 du 2 janvier 1876 au n°52 du 24 décembre 1876, soit 52 numéros

      Le Journal illustré, Paris 1876, 28,5x38cm, relié. Le Journal illustré, Paris 1876, 28,5x38cm, relié. - Originale.binding Edition full cream carton, flat spine decorated with jewels stamped cold drawn significant plaque engraved by Delannoy and red representing a pediment framing a bull's-eye on the front cover and stamped architectural element in red ornament and central dual mesh frame designed by Delannoy on the second flat, binding of éditeur.Bel Journal exemplaire.Le shown is a French weekly newspaper established in February 1864. It is modeled on the Penny Illustrated Paper released in 1861 in England. It is illustrated with large woodcuts and magazine covers topics in eight pages in size 27 x 37.5 cm. A few years later, he is integrated into the group's press Petit Journal.Conçu to compete L'Illustration that is sold 75 cents, The Journal shown is sold 10 cents. He disappeared in 1899 when the supplement Illustrated Diary, illustrated in color, in the same group and sold since 1890, supplanta.Nombreuses collaborations, including Aristide Roger Charles Darcours, Sarcey ... compositions and drawings Meyer Claverie, Pellissier among others. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en plein cartonnage crème, dos lisse orné de fleurons estampés à froid, importante plaque dessinée par Delannoy et gravée en rouge, représentant un fronton encadrant un oeil de boeuf sur le premier plat et élément architectural estampé en rouge en ornement central et double filet en encadrement dessiné par Delannoy sur le deuxième plat, reliure de l'éditeur. Bel exemplaire. Le Journal illustré est un journal hebdomadaire français créé en février 1864. Il est conçu sur le modèle du Penny Illustrated Paper sorti en 1861 en Angleterre. Il est illustré de grandes gravures sur bois et traite de sujets magazine en huit pages au format 27 x 37,5 cm. Quelques années plus tard, il est intégré au groupe de presse du Petit Journal. Conçu pour concurrencer L'Illustration qui est vendu 75 centimes, Le Journal illustré est vendu 10 centimes. Il disparut en 1899 quand le supplément illustré du Petit journal, illustré en couleur, appartenant au même groupe et vendu depuis 1890, le supplanta. Nombreuses collaborations, dont Aristide Roger, Charles Darcours, Francisque Sarcey,... Compositions et dessins de Meyer, Claverie, Pellissier entre autres.

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        The Hunting of the Snark and Agony in Eight Fits

      83+[1 ad] pages with 9 illustrations, including frontispiece, by Henry Holiday with tissue guards, page ends in gilt. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in the original publisher's brown cloth with black lettering to spine and pictorial cover in black lettering. From the library of Marquis of Donegull First edition, First issue with "Baker" on page 83. The first printing of The Hunting of the Snark consisted of 10,000 copies.The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) is a poem written by English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It is typically categorized as a nonsense poem. Written from 1874 to 1876, the poem borrows the setting, some creatures, and eight portmanteau words from Carroll's earlier poem "Jabberwocky" in his children's novel Through the Looking Glass (1871). Henry Holiday, the illustrator of the poem, thought of it as a "tragedy". The plot follows a crew of ten trying to hunt the Snark, an animal which may turn out to be a highly dangerous Boojum. The only one of the crew to find the Snark quickly vanishes, leading the narrator to explain that it was a Boojum after all. The poem is dedicated to young Gertrude Chataway, whom Carroll met at the English seaside town Sandown in the Isle of Wight in 1875. Included with many copies of the first edition of the poem was Carroll's religious tract, An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves "Alice". The Hunting of the Snark was published by Macmillan in the United Kingdom in late March 1876, with illustrations by Henry Holiday. It had mixed reviews from reviewers who found it strange. The first printing of The Hunting of the Snark consisted of 10,000 copies. There were two reprintings by the conclusion of the year; in total, the poem was reprinted 17 times between 1876 and 1908. Carroll often denied knowing the meaning behind the poem; however, in an 1896 reply to one letter, he agreed with one interpretation of the poem as an allegory for the search for happiness. Scholars have found various meanings in the poem, among them existential angst, an allegory for tuberculosis, and a mockery of the Tichborne case. The Hunting of the Snark has been alluded to in various works and has been adapted for musicals, opera, plays, and music.Marquess of Donegall is a title in the Peerage of Ireland held by the head of the Chichester family, originally from Devon, England. Sir John Chichester sat as a Member of Parliament and was High Sheriff of Devon in 1557. One of his sons, Sir Arthur Chichester, was Lord Deputy of Ireland from 1604 to 1614. In 1613, he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Chichester, of Belfast in County Antrim. He died childless in 1625 when the barony became extinct. However, in the same year the Chichester title was revived in favour of his younger brother, Edward Chichester, who was made Baron Chichester, of Belfast in the County of Antrim, and Viscount Chichester, of Carrickfergus in County Antrim. Both titles are in the Peerage of Ireland. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Arthur Chichester. A distinguished soldier, he was created Earl of Donegall in the Peerage of Ireland in 1647 (one year before he succeeded his father), with remainder to the heirs male of his father. He died without male issue and was succeeded (in the earldom according to the special remainder) by his nephew Arthur Chichester, the second Earl. He was the eldest son of Lieutenant-Colonel John Chichester, second son of the first Viscount. Lord Donegall had previously represented Donegal County in the Irish House of Commons. His eldest son, the third Earl, was a Major-General in the Spanish army and fought in the War of the Spanish Succession. He was killed in action in 1706. His eldest son, the fourth Earl, died childless and was succeeded by his nephew, the fifth Earl. He was the son of the Hon. John Chichester, younger son of the third Earl. Lord Donegall was created Baron Fisherwick, of Fisherwick in the County of Stafford, in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1790, and one year later he was further honoured when he was made Earl of Belfast and Marquess of Donegall in the Peerage of Ireland.His grandson, the third Marquess, served as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard under Lord John Russell between 1848 and 1852. In 1841, three years before he succeeded his father in the marquessate, he was created Baron Ennishowen and Carrickfergus, of Ennishowen in the County of Donegal and of Carrickfergus in the County of Antrim, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. Both his sons predeceased him and on his death in 1883 the barony of 1841 became extinct.Condition:Recased in original binding. The book plated of Marquessate of Donegall with the family crest pictured. Some occasional internal spotting, corners gently bumped else a better than very good copy.

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        The Hunting of the Snark, An Agony in Eight Fits (First Edition, Variant Red Cloth Binding, One of c100 Copies0

      London: Macmillan, 1876. First edition, first issue, hardback bound in the red cloth variant with gilt decoration of the Bellman to the front and "Was a Boojum" to the rear, and limited to approximately 100 copies as requested by Lewis Carroll from the publishers. Page 83 has "Baker" and binder's ticket to rear pastedown (Burn & Co). All edges gilt, black endpapers. 19 × 12.5cm, xi [3], 83pp + 1pp advert for Lewis Carroll's works. Lewis Carroll's humorous poem, which in its simplest form tells the tale of an impossible voyage for an improbable crew hunting an imaginary creature. This edition illustrated with nine full page drawings by Henry Holiday (all present). Condition: A good plus copy of this elusive edition. The red cloth binding is in good shape, with one noticeable stain to the front board (on the fore-edge gilt margin), and one on the back along the bottom edge, and with a few speckles to the top edge of the rear board. The gilt is crisp. Corners slightly bumped and spine ends rubbed. The book has a previous owner's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, and neat inscription to the half-title. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. The hinges are in good order with the front showing surface wear. The prelims, frontis and title page are foxed (please see photos), as is the rfep and advert but the main body of text in good clean condition with occasional spotting. The inner binding is secure for the main part but the final gathering of p83 to the endpaper is nearly detached. Of the illustrations, all are present but only two retain the tissue guards (the frontis and the final image). Overall, a worthy copy.. First Edition, First Printing. Hardback. Good Plus. Illus. by Henry Holiday.

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        THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK: an agony in eight fits. With nine illustrations by Henry Holiday

      Octavo, buff pictorial cloth delightfully illustrated front and rear in black, black endpapers, all edges gilt. pp (xiv), (84), (2, ads). Frontispiece and 8 other illustrations, all but one (a diagram) with tissue guards. Book leaned; spine slightly darkened with moderate wear at ends; cracked rear inner hinge very neatly repaired; 07 April, 1876, ink name on half-title leaf; creases to a few of the tissue guards, with one guard trimmed at margins, and soft creases to the free endpapers; occasional light soil spots in text; VG otherwise, an attractive and respectable copy, with ownership signature near publication date (officially 29 March). One of the Carroll's best books, with really outstanding illustrations. Binding: Hardcover .

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        165 Jahre Kexholmsky Grenadier-Regiment des Kaisers von Österreich 1710-1875.

      8, VI/V, 361, 141 (2) Seiten mit einem Titelportrait und sehr zahlreichen Bildtafeln, betitelter und verzierter Originalleinen mit Goldprägung, Goldschnitt und einer farbigen Titelseite, wohl die seltene Offiziersausgabe - Einband leicht berieben, Vorsatz leicht braunfleckig und ein Ex-libri auf dem Vorsatz sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1876. Inhalt: Die Bildung des Regiments Kampagne in Finnland im Jahr 1713, die Schlacht von NANNO 19. Februar. 1714 Trek 1719 die persische Kampagne im Jahr 1722, die Kampagne im Jahr 1757 (die Belagerung und Einnahme von Memel, die Schlacht von Groß-Egernsdorfe) Wanderung 1758 (Angriffs und Einnahme der Festung Küstrin, die Schlacht von Tsoridorfe), Kampagne 1759, 1760, 1761 ist, (Schlacht von Frankfurt, die Einnahme von Berlin, die Schlacht von Breslau, Schlacht von Stansheve und Vesentine) Kampagne 1789 (Schlacht von Parasalme, die Schlacht auf der Insel Coupal-Mulim). - ÄUßERST SELTEN ! M2390

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        Slave Trade. No. 2 (1876). Circulars respecting Slaves in Foreign Countries addressed to British Military or Naval Officers.

      London, Harrison & Sons, 1876. - (2), 8 pp. Folio. Sewn. Including a Circular on the receipt of fugitive slaves in the Arabian Gulf: "If, while your ship is in the territorial waters of any Chief or State in Arabia, or on the shores of the [.] Gulf, or on the East Coast of Africa, or in any island lying off Arabia, or off such coast or shores, including Zanzibar, Madagascar, and the Comoro Islands, any person should claim admission to your ship and protection on the ground that he has been kept in the state of slavery contrary to the Treaties existing between Great Britain and the territory, you may receive him until the truth of his statement is examined into [.]". - Well-preserved.

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        Haydn�s Dictionary of Dates and universal information relating to all ages and nations. Fifteenth edition, containing the history of the world to the autumn of 1876.

      London:: E. Moxon, Son, 1876.. Thick 8vo. vi, [6], 837, [1] pp. Index. Original full dark green blind and gilt-stamped morocco, gilt initials on upper cover, all edges gilt, bound by H. & C. Treacker, Brighton (with both their book label and stamped name); rubbed, corners showing. Early ownership inscription �To Arthur Dalrymple Eohihe[!?], The Conduct Prize, from W. R. Lee, Brighton, Aug. 2, 1877. Very good +. With a two-way fore-edge painting showing �A Roman Bull Fight,� and �Roman Gladiators�. Painted ca. 1990s.

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        Haydn�s Dictionary of Dates and universal information relating to all ages and nations. Fifteenth edition, containing the history of the world to the autumn of 1876.

      E. Moxon, Son, 1876., London: - Thick 8vo. vi, [6], 837, [1] pp. Index. Original full dark green blind and gilt-stamped morocco, gilt initials on upper cover, all edges gilt, bound by H. & C. Treacker, Brighton (with both their book label and stamped name); rubbed, corners showing. Early ownership inscription �To Arthur Dalrymple Eohihe[!?], The Conduct Prize, from W. R. Lee, Brighton, Aug. 2, 1877. Very good +. With a two-way fore-edge painting showing �A Roman Bull Fight,� and �Roman Gladiators�. Painted ca. 1990s. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Uber das Lehren und Lernen der Medicinischen Wissenschaften an den Univeritaten der Deutschen Nation Nebst Allgemeinen Bemerkungen Uber Univeritaten. Eine Culturhistorische Studie.

      Wien:: Von Carl Gerold�s Sohn, 1876.. 8vo. x, 508 pp. 5 fold-out tables at rear. Full gilt stamped brown cloth; neatly repaired, internally very good. Fine. First edition. Garrison and Morton 1766.603. A classic work on the teaching and learning of medicine, in which Billroth supported ?the retention of a classical preparation for medicine ... including Latin and Greek,? calling them ?indispensable? [Bonner]. William Henry Welch translated this book in 1924. Billroth, a German-Austrian surgeon, was born April 26, 1829, Bergen, on the island of Rugen, Prussia; he died February 6, 1894, Abbazia on the Istria peninsula, Italy (now Opatija, Croatia). Billroth was a lifelong friend of the composer Brahms, and a pioneer of visceral surgery. Billroth is known as the founder of modern abdominal surgery. Lesky, Erna, The Vienna Medical School of the 19th Century, (1977) p. 273; Bonner, Thomas Neville, Becoming a Physician, (1995), p. 286 (citing the 1886 second ed.); Merz, John, A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century, p. 208 (mentioning many of the most influential names in medical schools and their supporters, such as Boerhaave, Johannes M�ller, Virchow, etc.).

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1876 : 1876 Original Paperback Wisden, No Rear Cover 13th Edition!

      1876. Hi, This lot is an 1876 Original Paperback Wisden. It is in Original form but the rear cover is missing and some flaking to the spine paper. The 1876 Wisden had string inside it and it kept it together well. The cover is nice, a dog ear to the corner and some marks , internally nice and clean just a bit of foxing. No restoration. I have owned this book for a while but now have one with 2 covers. A hard year to find. 13th Edition.

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        OUR BIRDS OF PREY, OR THE EAGLES, HAWKS AND OWLS OF CANADA

      Montreal: Dawson Brothers, 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. Light wear to the binding; the photographs are fresh. Near Fine. William Notman. Quarto (7-3/4" x 10-3/4") in publisher's gilt-decorated green cloth. Illustrated with 30 mounted albumen photograph plates on printed mounts by the Scottish-Canadian photographer William Notman, including the frontispiece depicting a bald eagle. The introduction notes that "the pictures produced by it are not only beautiful, but truthful to the most minute detail" and contains "every species of Falcon, Hawk, Buzzard, Harrier, Eagle and Owl, which has up to the present time been found in Canada." William Notman published a popular series of books of photographic portraits to 1868, including Longfellow and Buffalo Bill, after which he only worked on books produced by other artists, such as this. Accompanying Vennor's detailed text stemming from months spent outdoors studying the birds, Notman's photographs are early examples in the field of natural history. Lande 2277; Wood 610; Zimmer p.652.

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        The Hunting of the Snark, An Agony in Eight Fits (1876 First Issue in Variant Red Cloth Binding)

      London: Macmillan, 1876. First edition, first issue, hardback bound in the red cloth variant with gilt decoration of the Bellman to the front and "Was a Boojum" to the rear, and limited to approximately 100 copies as requested by Lewis Carroll from the publishers. Page 83 has "Baker" and binder's ticket to rear pastedown (Burn & Co). All edges gilt, black endpapers. 19 × 12.5cm, xi [3], 83pp + 1pp advert for Lewis Carroll's works. Lewis Carroll's humorous poem, which in its simplest form tells the tale of an impossible voyage for an improbable crew hunting an imaginary creature. This edition illustrated with nine full page drawings by Henry Holiday (all present). Condition: A good plus copy of this elusive edition. The red cloth binding is in good shape, with one noticeable stain to the front board (on the fore-edge gilt margin), and one on the back along the bottom edge, and with a few speckles to the top edge of the rear board. The gilt is crisp. Corners slightly bumped and spine ends rubbed. The book has a previous owner's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, and neat inscription to the half-title. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. The hinges are in good order with the front showing surface wear. The prelims, frontis and title page are foxed (please see photos), as is the rfep and advert but the main body of text in good clean condition with occasional spotting. The inner binding is secure for the main part but the final gathering of p83 to the endpaper is nearly detached. Of the illustrations, all are present but only two retain the tissue guards (the frontis and the final image). Overall, a worthy copy.. First Edition, First Issue. Decorative Cloth. Good Plus. Illus. by Henry Holiday.

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        The Hunting of the Snark. An Agony, in Eight Fits.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1876. 8vo, xi, (2), 83, (3)pp, with a frontispiece and 8 full-page b/w wood-engraved illustrations after Henry Holiday and an “ocean chart” (actually blank) at p. 17. Original pictorial tan cloth, covers decoratively stamped in black with illustrations by Holiday, backstrip lettered in black, neatly repaired. First edition, a pleasant copy of this great nonsense poem, which contains some of Carroll’s best loved lines and Holiday’s best illustrations. There was also a red cloth binding, issued as a special presentation binding: 100 were bound thus, 80 of which Dodgson inscribed at one go in the publishers' offices according to Maggs. Williams, Madan, and Green, 115.

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        Poems.

      Edinburgh & London:: William Blackwood and Sons, [ca. 1876].. 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.

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        The Hunting of the Snark, An Agony in Eight Fits (1876 First Issue in Variant Red Cloth Binding)

      London: Macmillan, 1876. First edition, first issue, hardback bound in the red cloth variant with gilt decoration of the Bellman to the front and "Was a Boojum" to the rear, and limited to approximately 100 copies as requested by Lewis Carroll from the publishers. Page 83 has "Baker" and binder's ticket to rear pastedown (Burn & Co). All edges gilt, black endpapers. 19 × 12.5cm, xi [3], 83pp + 1pp advert for Lewis Carroll's works. Lewis Carroll's humorous poem, which in its simplest form tells the tale of an impossible voyage for an improbable crew hunting an imaginary creature. This edition illustrated with nine full page drawings by Henry Holiday (all present). Condition: A good plus copy of this elusive edition. The red cloth binding is in good shape, with one noticeable stain to the front board (on the fore-edge gilt margin), and one on the back along the bottom edge, and with a few speckles to the top edge of the rear board. The gilt is crisp. Corners slightly bumped and spine ends rubbed. The book has a previous owner's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, and neat inscription to the half-title. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. The hinges are in good order with the front showing surface wear. The prelims, frontis and title page are foxed (please see photos), as is the rfep and advert but the main body of text in good clean condition with occasional spotting. The inner binding is secure for the main part but the final gathering of p83 to the endpaper is nearly detached. Of the illustrations, all are present but only two retain the tissue guards (the frontis and the final image). Overall, a worthy copy.. First Edition, First Issue. Decorative Cloth. Good Plus. Illus. by Henry Holiday.

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        Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-61.

      Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York 1876 - First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, "To Wm E. Doubleday with aff. regards of the author." In very good condition with some repairs to the spine tips. Abner Doubleday was first cousins to William E. Doubleday, to whom these volumes are inscribed, father of F.N. Doubleday. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; 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 (/'l??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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        The Poetical Works. A complete edition, with portrait and steel illustrations.

      London: Frederick Warne; New York:: Scribner, [ca. 1870s].. At head of title: The “Chandos Poets.” Small 8vo. xv, [1], 624 pp. With engraved frontispiece portrait of the author and half-title, numerous engr. plates. Early ink inscription “Eliza Perry, Shirley C.E. [Eastcote Close] Schools, From her loving Husband, Mar. 16, 1876. “Sparkbrook ... Spelling Bee” Third Prize 16/3/76.” [Sparkbrook is in south-east Birmingham, England]. Original dark green black and gilt-stamped morocco, heavy spine bands, spine tooled in gold, with title and series-heading on spine, all edges gilt. Fine. WITH A MODERN SPLIT-DOUBLE, OR “TWO-WAY” FORE-EDGE PAINTING. Fanned to the left is a scene of a coach and four horses; fanned right is another scene in winter of appears to be the same coach & four horses.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

      The American Publishing Company, Hartford 1876 - First edition, second printing on laid paper, BAL issue points with the four pages of ads at the back, issue A. BAL 3369. Textblock on laid paper is a strong VG+ -- thin edge of dampstaining the first and last 8 leaves (see photo) and a small stain on the bottom edge not going into the textblock. No foxing, very clean. Book is In the original deluxe publisher's full sheep binding with black label title spine. Binding is in need of repair. The binding strings are holding but the joints of both covers are cracked through. There are also a couple of darkened spots, possibly rescued from a fire? (See photos). Repaired, this would be a very nice book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants

      London: John Murray, 1876. Second Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine-. Second Thousand. 8vo; viii,208,32(publisher's catalogue)pp, with 13 text woodcuts. Original publisher's royal green pebbled cloth, covers paneled in blind (arches-style), spine lettered and decorated in gilt, chocolate-brown end papers, period owner's stamp top of half title. A superlative example, binding clean, tight. and unmarred; text fresh and bright, barring light foxing to endpapers and several pages within text. Freeman 837. Originally published in the ninth volume of the Journal of the Linnean Society, in 1865. Our copy is the first hardcover edition (second edition overall), second thousand. Only 500 copies were printed, making this, Freeman believes, "probably the smallest issue of any [John] Murray Darwin" title. Darwin described the origins and writing of this book in his autobiography, where he noted: "Some of the adaptations displayed by climbing plants are as beautiful as those by Orchids for ensuring cross-fertilisation." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Narrative of the North Polar Edpedtion: US Ship Polaris

      Government Printing Office 1876 - 696pp steel engraved frontispieces, 39 wood engravings and 2 photolithographs, depicting the Polaris and its deck plans, 6 maps, illustrations and appendix. Thick Quarto (10 1/2" x 8"). Issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt pictorial on front cover. Edited by Rear-Admiral C H Davis. [Arctic Bibliography: 18382] 1st edition. During Hall's last North Polar expedition, the Polaris reached 82 degrees 11 north and 61 degrees west, the farthest northerly point then reached by a vessel. Hall died of a stroke on November, 1871. The expedition continued under George Tyson. This includes an account of the survivors fate after the ship and crew met with disaster and their ice floe journey from Smith Sound to the Labrador coast. See Blake, Arctic Experiences "The geographic results of the expedition were extensive and important. Kennedy channel disclosed the way to the North Pole. Greenland and Grinnell Land were extended about three degrees of latitude northward. With similar limited resources no man has surpassed Charles Francis Hall in arctic explorations." (Dictionary of American Biography VIII, pp 120-121.) Condition: New spine, corners bumped, shelf wear, spine ends and corners rubbed, covers faded. Over all about very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Two Rivulets Including Democratic Vistas, Centennial Songs, and Passage to India [Centennial Edition, Signed]

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

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        The geographical distribution of animals. With a study of the relations of living and extinct faunas as elucidating the past changes of the earth's surface

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1876. First American Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine+. Two royal octavo volumes: xxi,[3],503,[1]; viii,[4],607,[3]pp, with 7 chromolithographed maps (1 folding, 2 double-page), 20 tissue-guarded wood-engraved plates, and numerous tables in the text. Publisher's fine-grained reddish cloth, front covers paneled in blind and gilt-stamped with elaborate animals and forest vignettes, spines lettered and ruled in gilt, beveled edges, coated chocolate-brown end papers. An unusually handsome production in eminently collectible condition. Cloth lightly scuffed, blind-stamps to front fly leaves and page 11 of both volumes, internally virtually spotless, gilt crisp and bright. Norman 2178. Garrison-Morton 145.60. Nissen Zoology 4331. First American Edition of perhaps the single most important work from the great naturalist, a pivotal contribution to the scientific foundations of zoogeography and a key companion to the studies of Charles Darwin. "Wallace studied the fauna of the Malay peninsula and was struck both with its resemblances to and differences from that of South America. His studies resulted in this worldwide study, a pioneering work in zoogeography, and Wallace's most comprehensive monograph." (Garrison-Morton) According to Gillispie's Dictionary of Scientific Biography, "Wallace established evolutionary zoogeography on its modern foundation. . . . [F]ew, if any subsequent works have been more important to the subject. . . . Wallace's work actually transformed the subject and became the standard authority for many years." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Conservation Of Energy. With An Appendix, Treating Of The Vital And Mental Applications Of The Doctrine. (First Americanm Edition, With A New Note And The Two Appendices, First Published Here)

      New York: D. Appleton And Company, 1876. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1st Printing Ix, 239 Pp. Red Quarter Morocco, Morocco Tips, Gilt, Over Marbled Paper Covered Boards, Matching Marbled Endpapers, Matching Marbled Edges Of Page Block. Near Fine, Light Rubbing, Hinges Tioght, No Names Or Marks Or Bookplates. First American Edition With A New Explanatory Note And Two Appendices, By Le Conte And Bain, New To This Edition. Balfour Stewart (1828 - 1887) Was A Scottish Physicist. His Studies In The Field Of Radiant Heat Led To Him Receiving The Rumford Medal Of The Royal Society In 1868. In 1859 He Was Appointed Director Of Kew Observatory. He Was Elected Professor Of Physics At Owens College, Manchester, And Retained That Chair Until His Death, Which Happened Near Drogheda, In Ireland, On 19 December 1887. He Was The Author Of Several Successful Science Textbooks, And Also Of The Article On "Terrestrial Magnetism" In The Ninth Edition Of The Encyclop?dia Britannica.

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        The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom

      London: John Murray 1876 - First edition, first printing. Publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, brown coated endpapers. About near fine, with a light scratch to the front board, some faint rubbing to the extremities, spine very lightly starting inside the front cover, otherwise very sturdy binding, small loss to the margin of page 263/264, a few faint spots to the first few leaves of text. From the botanical libraries of Swedish professors, Nils Svedelius and Nils Fries Swedish with their bookplates and stamps to front pastedown and title page, and Svedelius' signature to first blank. Overall, a very bright and sturdy copy. The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilization in the Vegetable Kingdom is a presentation and analysis of Darwin's research on evolution in plants. Based on the theory of natural selection presented in his seminal 1859 text On the Origin of Species, Darwin believed that cross-pollinated plants would produce biologically superior offspring to those of self-pollinated plants. To test his hypothesis, Darwin conducted a breadth of studies using controlled fertilization, the results of which are presented in this volume. He ultimately concluded that cross-pollination yielded fitter offspring, thus making an important, decisive argument against the usefulness of inbreeding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MODERN MAGIC A Practical Treatise on the Art of Conjuring.

      London, George Routledge and Sons, (1876). RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC CONJURING TITLE (1876) FIRST ISSUE, with dropped colon after "Sons" and Routledge mongram on title page. FIRST STATE BINDING WITH BLACK HAT AND GOLD CONE. Ex library copy with blind stamped number on spine, ink library stamp and ink numbers to blank side of title page, no other library marks visible. 8vo, approximately 200 x 135 mm, 8 x 5¼ inches, frontispiece with tissue guard, 317 illustrations in the text, pages: iii-xv prelims (lacking half-title), 1-511, original publisher's orange brown pictorial cloth, illustrated in gilt and black to upper cover and spine, lettered on gilt panels to upper cover and spine, blind illustration on back cover, new pale yellow endpapers. On the upper cover the hat is black and the cone is gilt as required for a first printing and on the title page there is a dropped colon after 'Sons' on the publisher's imprint as required. Binding rubbed with slight wear to head and tail of spine, 2 tiny nicks to tail of spine, hinges rubbed and showing wear with small cracks to top and bottom of upper hinge, binding slightly dull, corners slightly worn and slight shelf wear, inner paper hinges are cracked with small repairs and they have been reglued, neat old ink name and date 1887 to last page of prelims, frontispiece and title page have some pale age-browning, last 10 pages have a small brown stain to outer margin increasing in size (see attached image). Overall a good acceptable tight clean copy of the scarce first edition. See Toole Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring 1581-1876, Volume I, page 136 No. 386. See also Henry Ridgely Evans, History of Magic and Conjuring page12-13: 'It is an interesting fact to note that an amateur, Angelo Lewis, known to fame as Professor Hoffmann, wrote the greatest and most comprehensive work on natural magic and sleight of hand. Hundreds of amateurs have been inspired to become professionals after studying his Modern Magic.... Mr. Houdini pronounced Angelo Lewis to be "the brightest star in the firmament of magical literature". Writing of him in Mum, November 1919, he said: "It is difficult to conceive of Professor Hoffmann as an amateur, in view of the fact that scores of professional magicians owe their first magical inspiration to his masterpiece Modern Magic, which at the time of its publication was by far the greatest book of its kind in this or any other language. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, CLICK IMAGE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        PALESTINE AND SYRIA Handbook for Travellers

      Leipsic: Karl Baedeker. Good+. 1876. First Edition. Flexible cloth. Red flexible cloth has gilt titles on spine & front cover. Illustrated with 18 maps, 43 plans and 10 views. Text is tight and intact.. Spine ends and front corners are lightly rubbed. Front internal hinge has a paper tear with cover firmly attached. Prior owners signature and 1895 date. First two pages have a small chip from bottom front corner. Rare . Mid-East; Maps & Views; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 610 pages .

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        Adventures of Tom Sawyer, FIRST EDITION

      American Publishing Company 1876 - American Publishing Company, 1876. FIRST EDITION. 2nd State. Hardcover. First Edition Issue Points: 1876 on title page; 1875 on copyright page; Half-title page and frontipiece on same leaf (indicating 2nd State). CONDITION: Good Condition. Binding is good, boards in good shape. Wear and foxing/staining to pages. Wear to corners. Owner's name on front pastedown and 2nd blank page. Overall, a tight copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom. First Edition.

      London, John Murray, 1876 1st edition. Hardback, 8vo. 7.5 x 5 ins. In dark green cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. Blind embossed panelled boards. Dark brown endpapers. In very good condition. Cloth rubbed at corners and edges and a little on faces of boards, a couple of marks to spine and front. “T. D. Webster” bookseller label to front, endpapers faded around edges, hinges cracked between endpapers, lacks half-title page, small tear to inner corner of title page, A couple of minor thumb marks, tear to edge p416 & 461, and torn margins to p431 & 459. Else a very clean and tight 1st edition copy. 482pp. With explanatory tables.

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        [MAGIC] De La Mano the magician

      A group of ephemera relating to the nineteenth century Austrian-born magician and spiritualist De La Mano, who toured the east coast of the United States in 1876, 1878 and 1881. As early as 1878 he was incorporating spiritualist elements into his shows, and his 1881 tour as an illusionist was ultimately abandoned in favour of work as a psychic investigator. While engaged in the study of psychic phenomena at a haunted house in New York in 1882, he mysteriously vanished without trace. This rare archive, probably dating from his 1878 and 1881 tours in the United States, comprises the following items: 1. De La Mano's great magic book. New York Popular Publishing Company, n.d. [c 1878]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, 30 pp + 2 pp advertisements, illustrated. An instructional booklet explaining how to perform some of De La Mano's tricks. Minor loss on front cover, stain on rear, otherwise a fine copy. 2. Theatre broadside (1050 x 370 mm). New York : The Courier Company Show Printing House, n.d. [c 1878]. Is Coming! De La Mano, the Champion Prestidigitateur, Abidextrous (sic) Comedian, Arch Illusionist and Humorist, the Autocrat of the World of Magic, in his Inimitable, Novel and Laughable Entertainment, 'Be Gone Dull Care'. This marvellous, oversize poster is illustrated with a scene of a De La Mano performance in a grand theatre and several cartouches conveying the humour of his magic. De La Mano's show includes clairvoyance, mind reading, The Blood Writing on the Arm (The Enchanted Cross), The Great East India Dagger Mystery, The Magic Omelet, Mahomet's Cane: or, Mesmerism Extraordinary, Ah Sin's Laundry and numerous other exotic sounding tricks. 3cm hole on main banner, some chipping on side. Otherwise fine copy. 3. Theatre broadside (600 x 230 mm). [Saratoga Springs, New York] : Great American Engraving and Printing Co., 31 Beekman Street, n.d. [c 1878]. Wonder, Mystery and Delight. De La Mano's Champion Exhibition. The Wizard of the East will give a first class Exhibition! Two 3cm tears along left hand side, stain on right. This poster, which provides spaces for handwritten venue and date information, lists many of De La Mano's acts, also billing him as 'The Great French Magician'. A few small scorch marks, otherwise very good. 4. Theatre broadside (370 x 130 mm), printed both sides. New York : A.S. Seer's Engraving and Printing House, Union Square, n.d. [c 1881]. De La Mano's Great Magic Show and Educated Animal Exhibition. As well as listing several of De La Mano's better known acts which are included in his 'Be Gone Dull Care' routine, this poster announces the introduction of 'Dom Pedro, the Pig with a Human Brain that Reads, Multiplies, Subtracts and Divides, plays a Game of Cards, Rings a Bell, Fires a Gun, tells you what you are thinking of, and many other things that must be seen to be believed.' Verso advertises the act called 'Egyptian Vivisection : in which the Professor cuts a living man to pieces, in the presence of the audience.' Fine. 5a & 5.b. Theatre broadsides (240 x 150 mm), two variant copies (one on blue and one on pink paper), printed both sides. New York : A.S. Seer's Engraving and Printing Establishment, Union Square, n.d. [c 1878]. Prof. De La Mano Has arrived, and will positively appear as advertised. Two variants of the same handbill listing many of De La Mano's tricks; verso with illustrations. Fine. 6. Theatre broadside (610 x 120 mm). [s.l.], [s.n.] [c 1878]. Wonder, Mystery and Delight. De La Mano's Champion Exhibition. The Great French Magician! The Autocrat of the World of Magic! In his Inimitable, Novel and Laughable Entertainment, 'Be Gone Dull Care'. Attractive poster with three illustrations. The tricks include 'The Chinese Paradox: asserted by Spiritualists to be accomplished through the agency of friends in the invisible world.' Very fine.

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        Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar. XII. Histoire naturelle des oiseaux.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, Société d'Éditions Géographiques, Maritimes et Coloniales, and Tananarive, Imprimerie Officielle, 1876-1937. In five volumes (texte, atlas I-III, and supplément). Uniform dark blue cloth over marbled boards. Spines with two burgundy morocco labels with gilt titles. Large 4to and folio (31 x 24 cm). 412 plates.= The complete bird part of the magnum opus of father and son Alfred (1836-1921) and Guillaume (1873-1957) Grandidier on the natural history, and history, of Madagascar. The whole work was published over a period of more than 80 years, and written by many specialists in diverse fields of zoology and botany, such as Vaillant (herpetology), and Mabille (butterflies), etc., sometimes in collaboration with the Grandidiers. Some parts were never completed, or announced but not published; others were reprinted, with or without re-editing. A complete collation of all the parts published, and their variants, is still wanting. This set comprises the bird section, which is complete and includes the much later published supplement. Volume numbering (and, hence, spine numbering) is somewhat confusing. A collation is as follows: Volume XII. Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. Tome I. Texte (1879). pp. [i], [1]-779; Volume XIII. Tome II. Atlas I. (1879) 139 plates. According to Nissen, ZBI "Die ersten 40 Taf. von Faguet, Gélibert, Huet, Terrier wurden durch neue von Keulemans ersetzt" In this copy, the non-osteological plates are all by Keulemans, except 7 and 71-72 (by Huët & Faguet), 41 and 41a (Arnoult), 55 (Faguet), and 87-88 (Louveau). In atlases II and III, all the full-colour plates are by Keulemans, except, perhaps, the egg-plates, which are not signed; Volume XIV. Tome III. Atlas II (1879) 139 plates (numbering consecutive); Volume XV. Tome IV, Atlas III (1881) 122 plates (consecutive). For a total of 400 plates; Volume XII Supplément (1937) viii, 211 pp., 12 plates (full colour, by Dongé). The many full-colour plates in the bird volumes are of great beauty. Provenance: the supplement volume with on the half title a hand-written and signed dedication by Guillaume Grandidier "à Monsieur Raymond Decary ...en souvenir de M. Lavaudeau ...". This volume with some pencilled ornithological and linguistic annotations. Raymond Decary was a French naturalist, ethnologist, geologist, historian, and linguist in Madagascar. In botany and zoology a dozen genera and hundreds of species are named after him. The herbarium he assembled for the Muséum nationale d'Histore naturelle in Paris, contains over 40,000 samples of Malagasy flora. He wrote more than 400 papers and twenty books. Paper slip with pencilled illustration and ornithological notes to plate 105 tipped in. Text volume a second copy of plate 276 used as frontispiece (officially there is none). A few text sections and plates with some light foxing - much less than usual. In all, a truly remarkable, complete set. Very rare. Nissen BBI, 746; Nissen IVB, 385; Nissen ZBI, 1676; Stafleu & Cowan, 2109.

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        AT DUSK

      London: Remington and Co., 5, Arundel Street, Strand, W.C., n.d. [1876].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i] ii-v [vi-viii] [1] 2-220, original decorated brown cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, rear panel ruled in blind, yellow coated endpapers. First edition. "Collects four longish stories with continental settings and a mood of morbid romanticism. 'Anton Novak' focuses on the supernatural presentiment of a crime. 'The Twins' is about the tragic destiny of twin boys, born during a tempest on the coast of Dalmatia which killed their parents; their visit to a Jewish witch, who correctly sees their fate, avails them nothing, and they die soon thereafter in the sea within minutes of each other." - Robert Eldridge. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Day (1963), or Reginald (1979; 1992). Early owner's signature on dedication page. Cloth lightly rubbed at lower spine end and corner tips, top edge of text block a bit dusty, a bright, near fine copy. A very scarce book. (#149895)

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        MODERN MAGIC A Practical Treatise on the Art of Conjuring

      London, George Routledge and Sons, (1876).. RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC CONJURING TITLE (1876) FIRST ISSUE, with dropped colon after "Sons" and Routledge mongram on title page. FIRST STATE BINDING WITH BLACK HAT AND GOLD CONE. Ex library copy with blind stamped number on spine, ink library stamp and ink numbers to blank side of title page, no other library marks visible. 8vo, approximately 200 x 135 mm, 8 x 5¼ inches, frontispiece with tissue guard, 317 illustrations in the text, pages: iii-xv prelims (lacking half-title), 1-511, original publisher's orange brown pictorial cloth, illustrated in gilt and black to upper cover and spine, lettered on gilt panels to upper cover and spine, blind illustration on back cover, new pale yellow endpapers. On the upper cover the hat is black and the cone is gilt as required for a first printing and on the title page there is a dropped colon after 'Sons' on the publisher's imprint as required. Binding rubbed with slight wear to head and tail of spine, 2 tiny nicks to tail of spine, hinges rubbed and showing wear with small cracks to top and bottom of upper hinge, binding slightly dull, corners slightly worn and slight shelf wear, inner paper hinges are cracked with small repairs and they have been reglued, neat old ink name and date 1887 to last page of prelims, frontispiece and title page have some pale age-browning, last 10 pages have a small brown stain to outer margin increasing in size (see attached image). Overall a good acceptable tight clean copy of the scarce first edition. See Toole Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring 1581-1876, Volume I, page 136 No. 386. See also Henry Ridgely Evans, History of Magic and Conjuring page12-13: 'It is an interesting fact to note that an amateur, Angelo Lewis, known to fame as Professor Hoffmann, wrote the greatest and most comprehensive work on natural magic and sleight of hand. Hundreds of amateurs have been inspired to become professionals after studying his Modern Magic.... Mr. Houdini pronounced Angelo Lewis to be "the brightest star in the firmament of magical literature". Writing of him in Mum, November 1919, he said: "It is difficult to conceive of Professor Hoffmann as an amateur, in view of the fact that scores of professional magicians owe their first magical inspiration to his masterpiece Modern Magic, which at the time of its publication was by far the greatest book of its kind in this or any other language. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, CLICK IMAGE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A monograph of the nectariinidæ, or family of sun-birds.

      Rare privately printed ornithological work, with some of the finest illustrations of bird artist J. G. Keulemans. London : published by the author, 1876-1880. Printed in an edition of 250 copies. Three volumes, quarto, gilt-lettered blue crushed morocco over marbled boards (lightly rubbed), marbled endpapers, the bookplate of J. Hamilton Leigh to pastedowns; top edges gilt; paper restorations to three leaves, including the title leaf, where stamps have been removed; pp cviii (pp vii - viii, list of plates, bound in after text); 121 hand-coloured lithographed plates by Keulemans, divided across the three volumes; a very good copy, the plates clean and fresh. Captain George Ernest Shelley (1840-1910) was an English ornithologist, and nephew of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. His monograph on sunbirds, a tropical Old World family with representatives in Africa, Asia and Australasia, was privately printed in an edition of 250 copies, is one of the finest illustrated books by noted ornithological artist John Gerrard Keulemans. Originally published in parts, this set has been unusually and usefully bound in three volumes; it is normally found in a single volume. Nissen IVB, 873

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        The new counties, hundreds, & district atlas of South Australia and Northern Territory, 1876.

      Together with map of South Australia indicating roads, distances, relative position of counties &c., &c. Showing -- All Boroughs, Post-towns, Villages, Hamlets, Road Boards, Roads, Railways, Rivers, Lakes, Creeks, Mountains, Stations, the Area of County and Station, (the Names, Occupiers, Grazing capabilities and Area of each), the Population of each Town in the Colony, Height of Mountains; Length, Rise, and Fall of Rivers, the quantity of Cereals and Green Crops, Hay, Wine, &c., produced in the different localities, and all the Geographical, Geological, and Physiological matter obtained from the most authentic sources. Compiled by F. S. Carroll. The Maps are compiled from the very latest plans in the Lands Department, by the kind permission of G. W. Goyder, Esq., Surveyor General. The Statistical Matter is furnished by the Government Statist, J. Boothby, Esq. This Atlas is the first of the kind ever produced in the colony, and will be thoroughly authentic to date of publication; it will be found eminently useful to the Merchant and Squatter as a Work of Reference, and with the Schoolmaster or Man of Family as the best means extant of furnishing the rising generation of the Colony with a thorough geographical knowledge of South Australia and the Northern Territory. To His Excellency Sir Anthony Musgrave, K.C.M.G., &c., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Province of South Australia, This Atlas is, with His Excellency's permission, Respectfully Dedicated, by His Excellency's Most Obedient Servant, the Proprietors, F. E. Hiscocks & Co. Adelaide : E. S. Wigg & Son; 1876. Folio, half-morocco over silk (edges rubbed), gilt-lettered title label, pp. [viii - small burn holes to title page and following leaf]; 26 (misnumbered, a number of pen corrections to place names) 25 double page maps printed in colour, large folding map of South Australia (tear across central fold), the other maps all clean and fresh. A number of neat pen annotations have corrected errors in the text. The first atlas published in South Australia, scarce. Ferguson 7981 and 7982.

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        Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar. XII. Histoire naturelle des oiseaux.

      - Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, Société d'Éditions Géographiques, Maritimes et Coloniales, and Tananarive, Imprimerie Officielle, 1876-1937. In five volumes (texte, atlas I-III, and supplément). Uniform dark blue cloth over marbled boards. Spines with two burgundy morocco labels with gilt titles. Large 4to and folio (31 x 24 cm). 412 plates.= The complete bird part of the magnum opus of father and son Alfred (1836-1921) and Guillaume (1873-1957) Grandidier on the natural history, and history, of Madagascar. The whole work was published over a period of more than 80 years, and written by many specialists in diverse fields of zoology and botany, such as Vaillant (herpetology), and Mabille (butterflies), etc., sometimes in collaboration with the Grandidiers. Some parts were never completed, or announced but not published; others were reprinted, with or without re-editing. A complete collation of all the parts published, and their variants, is still wanting. This set comprises the bird section, which is complete and includes the much later published supplement. Volume numbering (and, hence, spine numbering) is somewhat confusing. A collation is as follows: Volume XII. Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. Tome I. Texte (1879). pp. [i], [1]-779; Volume XIII. Tome II. Atlas I. (1879) 139 plates. According to Nissen, ZBI "Die ersten 40 Taf. von Faguet, Gélibert, Huet, Terrier wurden durch neue von Keulemans ersetzt" In this copy, the non-osteological plates are all by Keulemans, except 7 and 71-72 (by Huët & Faguet), 41 and 41a (Arnoult), 55 (Faguet), and 87-88 (Louveau). In atlases II and III, all the full-colour plates are by Keulemans, except, perhaps, the egg-plates, which are not signed; Volume XIV. Tome III. Atlas II (1879) 139 plates (numbering consecutive); Volume XV. Tome IV, Atlas III (1881) 122 plates (consecutive). For a total of 400 plates; Volume XII Supplément (1937) viii, 211 pp., 12 plates (full colour, by Dongé). The many full-colour plates in the bird volumes are of great beauty. Provenance: the supplement volume with on the half title a hand-written and signed dedication by Guillaume Grandidier "à Monsieur Raymond Decary .en souvenir de M. Lavaudeau .". This volume with some pencilled ornithological and linguistic annotations. Raymond Decary was a French naturalist, ethnologist, geologist, historian, and linguist in Madagascar. In botany and zoology a dozen genera and hundreds of species are named after him. The herbarium he assembled for the Muséum nationale d'Histore naturelle in Paris, contains over 40,000 samples of Malagasy flora. He wrote more than 400 papers and twenty books. Paper slip with pencilled illustration and ornithological notes to plate 105 tipped in. Text volume a second copy of plate 276 used as frontispiece (officially there is none). A few text sections and plates with some light foxing - much less than usual. In all, a truly remarkable, complete set. Very rare. Nissen BBI, 746; Nissen IVB, 385; Nissen ZBI, 1676; Stafleu & Cowan, 2109. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office]. 1876. First. 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. .

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        Homoeopathische Behandlung der Krankheiten für angehende Aerzte und intelligente Nichtärzte ; mit einer Lebensbeschreibung Hahnemann\'s von D. Argenti

      Pressburg / Leipzig ; Verlag Gustav Heckenast 1876. 2., verm. Aufl. XVI, 512 S. Schrift: Antiqua, Ex-Libris auf Vorsatzblatt nachgebundene Ausgabe mit Lederrückenschild, Leinenband, Seiten alters- und papierbedingt gebräunt, sonst guter Zustand Medizin 5 Versand D: 4,50 EUR Medizin / Homöopathie / Heilkunde / Alternativ heilen / Kräuterbücher, alternativmedizinische Behandlungsmethode / Heilpraktiker / Alternativmedizin /

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        Musizierende Engel

      0 - Bleistiftzeichnung aquarelliert. Darstellungsgr. 8,8 x 12,8 cm. Blattgr. 14 x 18,2 cm. Unten rechts monogrammiert und datiert "L.V. 17. August 1876". Verso von fremder Hand Widmung mit Bleistift. - In ein Passepartout montiert (18 x 23,5 cm). Etwas fleckig.

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        Handbuch der Palaeontologie. 5 Bände (komplett!). Bd. 1 - 4: 1. Abt.: Palaeozoologie. Bd. 5: 2. Abt: Palaeophytologie.

      München u. Leipzig: Oldenbourg, 1876-93. 765, 893, 900, 958, 799 S. Hardcover In dieser vollständigen Form äußerst seltenes Exemplar des von Karl Alfred v. Zittel zwischen 1876 und 1893 herausgegebenen \"Handbuches der Palaeontologie\". Das Angebot beinhaltet beide Abteilungen, die Palaeozoologie in 4 Bänden, sowie die Palaeophytologie in 1 Band. Originalausgabe, kein Reprint! Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar in noch gutem bis akzeptablem (Bd. 1) Zustand. Bd. 1 - 3 u. 5 private Halbleinenbände mit aufkaschierten Lederrücken, leicht berieben und bestoßen, Bd. 4 privater Halblederband, beschabt, bestoßen und foliiert. Stempel innen, keine Rückensignaturen. S. VII/VIII in Bd. 1 gelockert und randrissig, Bindungen ansonsten fest. Seiten papierbedingt gebräunt, Text und Abbildungen ansonsten sauber. Weitere Fotos und Informationen auf Anfrage. Sprache: deutsch. -- petrominera_alt mbx 017. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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