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        KNIGHT'S AMERICAN MECHANICAL DICTIONARY 3 vols.

      Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; And Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts A Complete set Vols. 1 - 3. New York: Hurd and Houghton, Cambridge: The Riverside Press (1876), 4to, red cloth covered beveled boards - with the gilt embossed design on the front and spines. The most thorough reference guide to the technology of the 19th century, illustrated with more than 6000 engravings. All three volumes are in excellent condition (see photos)

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        Daniel Deronda

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1876. Eight parts in four volumes, 8vo. Lacking half-titles. 19th-century half calf, gilt-lettered green morocco lettering-pieces, marbled boards. Without the Contents Leaf (Sadlier's presumed first state). The novel was also published in parts, and is less common in book forrm. Some spotting at begining and end, spines spomewhat faded, vols 2 and 4 with pale dampstaining to fore-edges.

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        Der Verbrecher (Homo delinquens) in anthropologischer , ärztlicher und juristischer Beziehung. In deutscher Bearbeitung von M. O. FRAENKEL u. H. KURELLA (Bd. 3). 3 Bde.

      Gr.-8, XXXI(1) S. (Tit., Einführ. u. Vorw. d. Verf.), 545(1) S., IV (Tit. u. Vorw. d. Übers.), 412 S. mit 1 Tafelbild u. Tit. II S. (Vorw. d. Verf.), 29(1) S., 64 meist gefaltete Tafeln mit z. Tl. photogr. Abb. Mit etlichen Tabellen u. einigen wenigen Fig. im Text. HLdrBde. d. Zt. auf vier falschen Bünden m. Tit. u. reichen Verz. in Goldpräg. auf Rü., marmor. Buchschnitt u. gemusterten Vorsätzen. Kanten u. Kapitale berieben. Stempel auf Tit. unschön m. Exlibris überklebt. Im Text etwas gebräunt u. stellenw. stockfleckig. Mischauflage der ersten und zweiten Auflage dieser ersten deutschen Ausgabe, übersetzt nach der 1876 veröffentlichten Originalausgabe ("Luomo delinquente in rapporto allAnthropologia, alla Giurisprudenza ed alle discipline carcerarie"). Der italienische Mediziner und Anthropologe Cesare Lombroso (1836-1909) war Militärarzt in Pavia, leitete fünf Jahre die Nervenanstalt von Pesaro, lehrte später in Turin gerichtliche Medizin, Hygiene sowie Psychiatrie und gilt als Begründer der Kriminologie. Er vertrat die These, es gebe geborene Verbrecher, die durch körperliche und psychische Merkmale zu erkennen seien. Abstehende Ohren, zusammengewachsene Augenbrauen, schmale Lippen und hervorstehende Eckzähne waren für ihn u. a. Erkennungszeichen krimineller Neigungen. Europaweit lieferten Lombrosos umstrittene Theorien den Anstoß für wissenschaftliche Debatten über die Ursachen des Verbrechens. (vlg. dazu Brockhaus, 19. Aufl. XIII, 509).

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        Declaration of Independence

      1876. Printed broadside on cotton, text of the Declaration and facsimile signatures of the signers printed in brown, border of branches and laurels, seals of the thirteen colonies, liberty bell, and banner inscribed with the names of Revolutionary leaders, blue surround. 18-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches. Foxing, a few pinholes along margins. Ink-stamped "Jefferson Davis" in two places. Printed broadside on cotton, text of the Declaration and facsimile signatures of the signers printed in brown, border of branches and laurels, seals of the thirteen colonies, liberty bell, and banner inscribed with the names of Revolutionary leaders, blue surround. 18-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches. Not in Bidwell

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        The great divide: travels in the upper yellowstone in the summer of 1874

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1876. FIRST EDITION. With half-title, frontispiece plus 14 full-plate engravings, 2 folding maps (rip on one map and repairs on the other), dedication, and list of illustrations. Later white marble covers backed in cloth, modern endpapers; repairs to maps, otherwise a very nice copy. First edition. A celebration of the American west, written a few years after the establishment of Yellowstone as a national park in 1872. Dunraven praises the United States for their national parks, exclaiming that "privilege of viewing the marvels of nature . . . for ever be free to all nations and all people" (p. xi). In this personal account, he views the area's natural wonders and observes local culture. This includes a chapter dedicated to his interactions with the Crow (also called Apsáalooke or Absaraka) tribe and even playful meditations on the life of a squirrel. Despite his joy at returning to "civilization," this tourist relished the wilds of western America. Wyndham-Quin, 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl (1841-1926), was an Irish politician and famed yachtsman. Joining the army after Oxford, he went on to serve as war correspondent for the Daily Telegraph during the Franco Prussian War. He was the only person present at both the crowning of the Prussian King as German emperor and the peace treaty signing during World War I (ODNB). Dunraven enjoyed visiting the United States, where he "was introduced by General Sheridan to Buffalo Bill (William Cody) and Texas Jack," hunted buffalo, and bought a ranch in Colorado. The great divide was written after his first visit to America and shows this Englishman's love of the Wild West.

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        Letters and Social Aims

      - Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1876. First Edition. 12mo. Previous owner's name in pencil on recto of front flyleaf. Light rubbing to book extremities--otherwise a handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1876 - 1876 Wisden : Rebound without Covers,

      Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1876 : Rebound without Covers. This Wisden is bound in very elegantly bound with Russell Bencraft (Chairman of Hants CC) bookplate to the rebound page, this book is in excellent condition, very clean inside and hardly a mark to point out.

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        AN ELEMENTARY TREATISE ON ELLIPTIC FUNCTIONS

      Cambridge, Deihton, Bell, 381 pp., London 1876 - Contents: The addition equation; Landen's theorem; Miscellaneous investigations; On the elliptic functions sn cn dn; The three kinds of elliptic integrals; The functions II (u, a) Zu Ou Hu; Transformation general outline; The quadratic transformation n=2 and the odd prime transformations n=3, 5, 7 properties of the modular equations and the multiplier; Jacob's partial differential equations for the functions H, O and for the numerators and denominators of the elliptic functions sn cn dn; Transformations for and odd and in particular an odd prime order development of the theroy by means of the n division of the complete functions; The q functions further theory of the functions H, O; Reductions of a diffential expresion rdx/Vx; Quadric transformation of the elliptic integrals of the first and second kinds the arithmetic geometrical mean; On the determination of certain curves the arc of which is represented by an elliptic integral of the first kind; On two integrals reducible to elliptic integrals; Further theory of the linear and quadric transformations. Tiny tears to top spine. Text in english. === CIENCIAS === [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NORTH CHINA HERALD AND SUPREME COURT AND CONSULAR GAZETTE

      1876. Very Good. [SHANGHAI - NEWSPAPER]. THE NORTH-CHINA HERALD AND SUPREME COURT & CONSULAR GAZETTE. Shanghai: North-China Herald, 1876. Twelve issues of this influential English-language Shanghai weekly. Founded in 1850, The North-China Herald was the gazette (official record) of the British Supreme Court for China and Japan and the British Consulate. Contents are comprised of local articles, summaries of the news, editorials, dispatches from other Chinese cities, official papers, reports on public meetings, law reports, commercial intelligence, advertisements, shipping intelligence, etc. The outer advertising wrapper for each issue is split at the fold, though all are present, and most issues are partially unopened. One issue, no.487, lacks two text leaves. Overall condition varies (some dust-soiling and/or occasional foxing, closed tears, creasing, etc.) yet is very good overall. We offer the following: Volume XVI #452, January 6, 1876: Pp. [2], 1-20, [2]. #456, February 3, 1876: Pp. [2], 85-104, [2]. #458, February 17, 1876: Pp. [2], 129-156, [2]. #460, March 2, 1876: Pp.[2], 181-208, [2]. #472, May 27, 1876: Pp. [2], 501-528, [2]. #475, June 17, 1876: Pp. [2], 581-608, [2]. Volume XVII #484, August 19, 1876: Pp. [2], 165-188, [2]. #485, August 26, 1876: Pp. [2], 189-202, [2], 203-216, [2]. #486, September 2, 1876: Pp. [2], 217-228, [2], 229- 240, [2]. #487, September 9, 1876: Pp. [2], 241-268, [2], lacks pp. 253- 256 #488, September 16, 1876: Pp. [2], 269-280, [2], 281-292, [2]. #489, September 23, 1876: Pp. [2], 293-316, [2]. For the lot:

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        Théâtre complet

      Jouaust 1876 - Paris, Jouaust, 1876-83 8 volumes in-4 (29,8cm x 21,4cm) de (4)-d-XXIV-325-(3), (4)-390-(2), (4)-334-(2), (4)-338-(2), (4)-406-(2), (4)-325-(3), (4)-358-(2) & (4)-354-(2)pp. Tirage unique à 110 exemplaires dont 10 sur Papier Whatman & 100 Vergé. Portrait & 31 compositions hors-texte avant et avec la lettre par Louis LELOIR gravées à l'eau-forte par Flameng. Demi maroquin à coins bleu marine, dos à nerfs soulignés d'un filet doré, titre, auteur, tomaison & date frappés or, fer en losange avec double encadrement et petits fers aux angles à l'or répété quatre fois, couvertures conservées sans le dos. (Reliure d'époque) Exemplaire sur papier vergé non justifié, comportant les illustrations en double état. Exemplaire unique richement enrichi de différentes suites de gravures dont voici le détail: 1) Portraits de Molière d'après MIGNART sur Hollande et en deux états identique sur Chine monté avant la lettre 2) Suite de 7 figures de COYPEL, gravée par DE MARE, en l'état d'eau-forte pure sur Japon 3) Suite de 34 figures de MOREAU LE JEUNE sur Chine monté avant la lettre en noir. 4) Suite de 35 figures de BOUCHER, publiée par Lemerre à la sanguine sur Chine monté avant la lettre 5) Suite de 31 figures de MOREAU publiée par Renouard sur Hollande 6) Suite de 35 figures d'Edmond HEDOUIN sur Hollande 7) Suite de 34 figures de LALAUZE sur Chine avant la lettre 8) Suite de 50 vignettes de FOULQUIER sur Chine avant la lettre Soit un total de 293 illustrations en comptant les 62 illustrations de Louis LELOIR. De la bibliothèque du Dr Félix Durosier. (Ex-libris) Très bel ensemble, reliure en très bel état; intérieur frais, quelques rousseurs éparses, sans gravité. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le tour du monde en 80 jours - Le Docteur Ox . Dessins par Beuville et Benett. Bibliothèque d'éducation et de récréation J. Hetzel et Cie. 1876.

      - 1 volume grand in-8° relié plein cartonnage de couleur brique aux deux éléphants. 211 p. (gravures). Catalogue J in fine. Gouttière en très bon état. Cartonnage légèrement écaillé par endroits, petits accrocs sans gravité avec maque de percaline sur les coupes. Rousseurs assez développées. Engel Rel. Plat inférieur avec encadrements de filets noirs simples et gras, frise de grecque et palmettes sans macaron, plat un peu sali avec petite tache blanche. Gardes marron. Bel état. Peu courant. Première édition dans ce cartonnage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Hunting of the Snark

      Macmillan and Co. 1876 - First edition in variant presentation binding of scarlet cloth (intended to match Alice in Wonderland) stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. Though typically found in buff cloth with black stamping, Lewis Carroll wrote to his publisher ordering copies in various colors stamped in gilt, intended for his give friends as presentation copies, requesting such as "100 bound in red and gold, 20 in dark blue and gold, 20 in white vellum and gold." First issue with "baker" not "butcher" on page 83. Binder's ticket on rear paste down. Good+. Cloth shows several small stains, gilt lightly rubbed but generally bright. Spine cloth darkened, chipped at ends, corners frayed, front outer joint partially split, hinge at rear open and binding a bit fragile. A very scarce issue of a book whose author proclaimed it "didn't mean anything but nonsense," which has nonetheless emotionally resonated with and beguiled readers ever since its publication. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Helen's Babies

      Loring, Publisher, Boston - (1876). First edition, first state. Small octavo original gray wrappers printed in black. Complete with the single leaf of publisher's advertisements at the rear. Title page with original owner's signature, dated in the year of publication. Front cover with some loss at the fore edge and general light wear to the wrappers, but a complete, near-fine copy, and rare thus. Laid in is a card dated April 4/88, reading, "I wants to shee the wheels go wound!' John Habberton". Preserved in a custom cloth chemise and slipcase. PPP. Pages 45-46. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Curiosa]. Année galante ou Étrenne à l'amour. Contes ! Enrichis de figures et d'ariettes. 1775.

      Bruxelles 1876 - In-8 de (41) ff. sur chine montés sur papier fort, demi-maroquin bleu, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, non rogné (reliure de l'époque). Réimpression sur papier de Chine du second tirage daté 1775 de douze contes champêtres et licencieux illustrés d'un frontispice et 12 figures libres à mi-page pour chaque mois, chacune accompagnée d'un couplet suivi d'une chanson. Le Traineau ; Lettre d'un Provençal ; Le Taureau ; Les deux enfans ; Le May anecdote villageoise ; Le devant Razé ; Les baigneuses surprises ; Le divertisseur de filles ; Le Mariage de nécessité ; Les deux orphelins ; La dévote ; Lettre d'une parisienne. Un Pot pourri des douze mois occupe les trois derniers feuillets. Pia, Enfer, 65 : « Ce luxueux recueil probablement tiré pour un petit nombre de riches amateurs, passe pour avoir été imprimé à Paris en 1773 » ; Cohen-DeRicci, 34 ; Gay-Lemonnyer I, 227.

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        India and Ceylon: An Album of 64 Albumen Photographs of Jaipur, Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Darjeeling, and Sri Lanka

      [India and Sri Lanka: , circa 1876]. [India and Sri Lanka. circa 1876]. Oblong quarto. Measuring 10.25" x 14". A collection of 62 albumen photographs mounted in an elaborate album, with two additional albumen prints laid-in. All but four prints measure 8" x 10" or larger; the other four measure about 4" x 5.5". The album is bound in parchment over boards, with a gilt decorated spine and gilt-stamped morocco borders laid-down on the front and back boards, with the initial "A" stamped in gold on the front cover. The photographs are mounted on the rectos and versos of 30 thick cardboard leaves, the edges of the leaves stained red. Old water staining and toning to the parchment binding and cardboard leaves, the album is in good condition with scattered tears to the parchment and endleaves; there are a few small tears to the two loose albumen prints, the 62 mounted prints are near fine. Also laid-in are two color Photochrom prints: of a Sarajevo woman and of a Bosnian Turk housed in the original studio envelope (Braca Ferranti, Dubrovnik), and a gelatin silver print of an artwork at the London National Gallery.An impressive album of early photographs by the English firms of William Skeen and Charles T. Scowen, both based in Ceylon, and including several other prints by unidentified photographers. The album contains many now rare and important images of India's best known sites of Mughal architecture in and around Agra, Delhi, Lucknow, and Jaipur: including the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Pearl Mosques, Bara Imambara, Amber Palace, and the tomb of Akbar the Great. Also included is a portrait of the Maharajah of Jaipur, an "Indian dancing girl," the Qutub Minar at Delhi, La Martiniere College (founded in 1845) at Lucknow, and views of Mt. Everest from Darjeeling.Among the final 20 photographs in the album are images of "Hindoo priests," "Snake charmers," and other native villagers, "Wild elephants", along with several images of trees and plants (Assam, Banyan, Palms, Cacao, etc.). The final photograph is of a European woman in a rickshaw. Laid-in is an early view of the ghats in Varanasi: "Along river Ganges in Benares," and an albumen print by the French photographer Felix Bonfils (circa 1870-79) captioned in the negative: "Drogman guide de voyageurs."A remarkable album containing many historically important images. A list of all 64 photographs, several of which are captioned in manuscript underneath the print or in the negative, is available upon request. .

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        [binding title] "Patents on copper printing rolls."

      1876. A lawyer's gathering of 25 important British and U.S. patents related to technological developments in printing, dating from 1876 through 1904. The patents here include "Engraving-Machine" and various specifications on the Pantograph (by John Hope, of the Hope & Sons textile printing company, whose "pantograph engraving machine . . . revolutionized the business of roll-engraving," Bicknell, History of the State of Rhode Island, 141), "Phototypography" (by Hannibal Goodwin, famed for later inventing roll film), and "Calico-Printing Machine" (by James Blair, the Scottish inventor of the aforementioned roller). Also represented is John Jacobson, holder of several photographic patents, and British engraver Gabriel Raphael Hugon. The patent record copies are accompanied by => 36 plates illustrating the various devices. A => typed index is stitched in at the front; the title given above comes from this volume's spine label. => A full list of contents is available upon enquiry. Provenance: Front and back pastedown each with rubber-stamp of A. Bell Malcolmson, attorney and counsellor at law; final page with pencilled annotation: "Bind for Mr. Malcolmson." Malcolmson is recorded as having been involved, in 1908, with a case regarding patent infringement of a method for duplicating typewritten work.

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        Lateinische Grammatik für untere Gymnasialklassen und höhere Bürger-und Realschulen mit Expositions- und Kompositionsstoff, einer Wörtersammlung zum Memoriren und einem Wörterbuche

      S. 472 Hardcover/Pappband Hardcover/Pappband, Metzler'sche Buchhandlung 1876, 472 Seiten, Ehem. Bibliotheksbuch mit den üblichen Änderungen einer Bibliothek wie Einträge - Kategorieaufkleber - usw., Text in altdeutscher Schrift, Seiten innen: leicht nachgedunkelt und durchgängig alterungsfleckig, Wurmfraß im Bereich der Bindung, Ecken teils eselsohrig, Buchschnitt: stark nachgedunkelt mit Gebrauchs-/Lagerspuren, Cover in stark gebrauchtem Zustand: abgegriffen mit Fehlstellen am Papierüberzug, Ecken stark bestoßen mit Fehlstellen, Buchrücken: brüchig mit Fehlstellen,, Bindung: einzelne Seiten teils lose/gerade noch zusammenhängend (intern: 59D/Dunkelbraun - gelber BA (Tx-3)/Altdeutsch Antiquarisch/Ohne Titel am Buchrücken/HC-4)

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        Ceylon.: A general description of the Island, historical, physical, statistical. Containing the most recent information.

      London Chapman & Hall 1876 - A superb fine bright set in original cloth. A little minor spotting. First edition Two volumes, pp.xvi, 424; viii, 432, folding map.

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        La Gatine historique et monumentale

      Jules Claye, Paris 1876 - LEDAIN Bélisaire. La Gatine historique et monumentale. Paris, Jules Claye, 1876. In-folio (350 x 270 mm), faux-titre, titre, 408 pp. Demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, fortes rousseurs (reliure de l'époque). Édition originale de cette importante étude, ornée de 28 eaux-fortes et lithographies gravées d'après E. Sadoux, dont un plan, des vues d'ensemble et des détails architecturaux des monuments du pays poitevin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Turkistan: Notes of a Journey in Russian Turkistan, Khokand, Bukhara, and Kuldja (2 Vols.)

      New York: Scribner, Armstrong $ Co, 1876. Cloth. Near Fine. A lovely example of the 1876 1st American edition, complete in 2 volumes. Both volumes tight and Near Fine in their dark-green cloth, with brilliant gilt-lettering and design along the front panels and spines. Thick octavos, 874 pgs. all told plus publisher's ads. 3 fold-out plates (as called for), dozens of engraved illustrations complementing the text. Publisher's original prospectus for this title laid-in.

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        India and Ceylon: An Album of 64 Albumen Photographs of Jaipur, Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Darjeeling, and Sri Lanka

      [India and Sri Lanka. circa 1876]. Oblong quarto. Measuring 10.25" x 14". A collection of 62 albumen photographs mounted in an elaborate album, with two additional albumen prints laid-in. All but four prints measure 8" x 10" or larger; the other four measure about 4" x 5.5". The album is bound in parchment over boards, with a gilt decorated spine and gilt-stamped morocco borders laid-down on the front and back boards, with the initial "A" stamped in gold on the front cover. The photographs are mounted on the rectos and versos of 30 thick cardboard leaves, the edges of the leaves stained red. Old water staining and toning to the parchment binding and cardboard leaves, the album is in good condition with scattered tears to the parchment and endleaves; there are a few small tears to the two loose albumen prints, the 62 mounted prints are near fine. Also laid-in are two color Photochrom prints: of a Sarajevo woman and of a Bosnian Turk housed in the original studio envelope (Braca Ferranti, Dubrovnik), and a gelatin silver print of an artwork at the London National Gallery.An impressive album of early photographs by the English firms of William Skeen and Charles T. Scowen, both based in Ceylon, and including several other prints by unidentified photographers. The album contains many now rare and important images of India's best known sites of Mughal architecture in and around Agra, Delhi, Lucknow, and Jaipur: including the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Pearl Mosques, Bara Imambara, Amber Palace, and the tomb of Akbar the Great. Also included is a portrait of the Maharajah of Jaipur, an "Indian dancing girl," the Qutub Minar at Delhi, La Martiniere College (founded in 1845) at Lucknow, and views of Mt. Everest from Darjeeling.Among the final 20 photographs in the album are images of "Hindoo priests," "Snake charmers," and other native villagers, "Wild elephants", along with several images of trees and plants (Assam, Banyan, Palms, Cacao, etc.). The final photograph is of a European woman in a rickshaw. Laid-in is an early view of the ghats in Varanasi: "Along river Ganges in Benares," and an albumen print by the French photographer Felix Bonfils (circa 1870-79) captioned in the negative: "Drogman guide de voyageurs."A remarkable album containing many historically important images. A list of all 64 photographs, several of which are captioned in manuscript underneath the print or in the negative, is available upon request. .

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1876 - 1876 Original Wisden Rebound without Covers

      1876. This 1876 original Wisden was rebound some time ago in brown boards. The original wrappers have not been preserved. The book is in really excellent condition. The front and rear brown boards are in clean, unmarked condition. The spine is strong and clean and has the year and title in bright gilt to the spine. Internally, the book is complete and other than some foxing to the first couple of pages in remarkably clean and unmarked condition. The book is entirely original with no repairs or restoration. An excellent copy.

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        Sachsen und Thüringen. Privates Fotoalbum um 1876.

      Privates Fotoalbum zu Sachsen und Thüringen. 59 lose Kartonblätter (24,5 x 30,5 cm) mit aufgeklebten 181 Original-Fotografien in unterschiedlichen Formaten. In brauner Leinenbox mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel "Sachsen u. Thüringen" und Metallschließe. Fotos zu Thüringen: Eisenach, Gotha, Weimar, Erfurt, Jena, Meiningen, Merxleben, Langensalza, Wartburg. Fotos zu Sachsen: Sächsische Schweiz, Dresden, Meissen, Leipzig, sowie 3 Karten mit Fotos zu Halle/Saale, Rudelsburg. Fotografien bzw. Kartons meist mit handschriftlicher Legende. Einige Kartons wenig fleckig. Schön gestaltetes Exemplar.

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        On the Steps of the Capitol (The Garland Seller) - Alma-Tadema, 1876.

      ON THE STEPS OF THE CAPITOL (THE GARLAND SELLER)Ets van de hand van Paul Rajon naar het schilderij (Opus CXXXII) van Lourens Alma-Tadema. Vervaardigd in 1876. Met potlood gesigneerd door Alma-Tadema en Rajon. Later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 11 x 22 cm.Met deze bloemenverkoopster toont Alma-Tadema het dagelijkse leven in de Romeinse tijd. Geen belangwekkende historische gebeurtenis, maar een archeologisch gereconstrueerde genrevoorstelling gespeeld door anonieme figuranten. De afgebeelde personen in veel van Alma-Tadema?s werken lijken van Engelse komaf: een noordelijke huidskleur en rossige haren, vaak met Victoriaanse kapsels. De architectuur is op dit werk ontdaan van de meeste architectonische details en een effen marmeren muur domineert de compositie.Prijs: ?750,- (incl. lijst).

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        Eastern Persia An Account Of The Journeys Of The Persian Boundary Commission 1870-71-72. Vol. I. The Geography with Narratives by Majors St. John, Lovett and Euan Smith and an Introduction by Major-General Sir Frederic John Goldsmid. Published by Authority of the Government of India. Vol. II. The Zoology and Geology by W. T. Blanford.

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1876 - 2 volumes, octavo (220 × 148 mm). Recent half calf by Trevor Lloyd, red and green contrasting labels, flat bands with single rule, double fillet panels to compartments, arabesque corner-pieces, central lozenge tool, marbled sides, top edge gilt. A narrow tidemark of hygroscopic damping at the head of the frontispiece of volume II, image unaffected, light browning to the text and plates in general, but overall a clean set, handsomely bound. Volume I with steel-engraved frontispiece and chromolithographic plate, 3 folding coloured maps, illustration and genealogical tables to the text; volume II, hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece, heightened with gum arabic, printed by Mintern Bros. after drawings by Keulemans and 17 other similar plates, birds and mammals, together with 10 other uncoloured plates of reptiles after G. H. Ford, illustrations to the text, folding coloured map. First edition of this highly important account of the region compiled from the records kept by the members of the Commission sent to establish the delimitation of the disputed border between Persia and Baluchistan. Goldsmid, the commissioner, had established a reputation for himself as an officer of considerable intelligence and resource. While serving in the first Opium War (1840–1) as a soldier of the army of the East India Company, Goldsmid had begun studying oriental languages "for which he showed a marked faculty" (ODNB). He was subsequently involved in the settlement of the annexation of Sind; attached to the Turkish contingent in the Crimea, "and during the [Indian] mutiny he distinguished himself in various dangerous missions." In 1861 "he was assigned to the Indo-European Telegraph project, the purpose of which was to construct a telegraph line from British India, along the coast of Persia and what is now Pakistan, then through central Persia and Asia Minor to connect with the European network at Constantinople" (Howgego), in 1865 succeeding Colonel Patrick Stewart, on his death, as director general. Having successfully negotiated the intricacies of the required treaties, he "personally superintended the construction of the telegraph line across the whole extent of Persia" leaving "a characteristically modest account of his adventures" (ODNB). When the government of India's attention was drawn to the "political revolutions in the lands of the immediate neighbours on the West" (Goldsmid's Introduction), his experience of the territory and superior negotiating skills made him the the obvious choice as boundary commissioner for the delimitation of this disturbed borderland. "His award was eventually accepted by the shah's government. In the same year Goldsmid was entrusted with the even more delicate task of investigating the claims of Persia and Afghanistan to the province of Sistan. The arbitral award was published at Tehran on 19 August 1872; Persia was confirmed in the possession of Sistan, while a section of the Helmand was left in Afghan territory. The impartiality of the award satisfied neither party, but it had the desired effect of keeping the peace. Goldsmid was created a KCSI in 1871, and received the thanks of the government of India." A significant contributor to the geographical section was Major Oliver B. St John, whose "maps of Persia and Persian Baluchistan remained for decades the standard authority" and who also assisted W. T. Blanford in the zoological and geological portion of the work, a survey commended by the Encyclopaedia Britannica for its "great care and minuteness." An excellent set of this model regional survey. Anker, Bird Books and Bird Art, 45; Ghani, p153; Howgego, IV, G31; Nissen ZBI 405 for Blanford's Zoology and Geology comprising volume II; Wood, p. 362. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Raja of Sarawak.: An Account of Sir James Brooke, K.C.B., LL.D., given chiefly through Letters and Journals.

      London Macmillan & Co. 1876 - The most detailed and perhaps the most interesting of the biographies of Brooke. Gertrude Jacob was the niece and adopted daughter of General Sir George Legrand Jacob, hero of the Indian mutiny and friend of James Brooke. He had been introduced to the Raja by W.H. Read, who describes their meeting in his book, "Play and Politics". In the preface to this book, General Jacob gives his own account of the circumstances of his visit to Sarawak. The author was able to consult several individuals who had known and worked with the First Raja as well as drawing on his letters and journals edited and earlier published by Templer, Keppel and Mundy. As a result her account was the first full life of Sir James, and has only been superceded in recent years by Nicholas Tarling's biography. The story of Reuben George, whom the Raja claimed as his son, and whose presence in Sarawak contributed to the dispute between Brooke and his nephew John Brooke Brooke, is among the facts first made public here. A very good set in original cloth. Spines professionally restored. Tear to free end-paper of volume 2. First edition, two volumes, pp.xii, 379; 393, two frontispieces, two coloured maps, one folding.

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        Autograph letter signed "E. Wolf-Ferrari."

      1876. Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876-1948) was an Italian composer best known for his operas Cenerentola, Le donne curiose, and I Gioielli della Madonna, among others.The present letter may concern the score of I Gioielli, which premiered at the Berlin Kurfürstenoper on December 23, 1911.. 3 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated Venice, July 29, 1910, Tolentini 3536. On onionskin paper with blindstamp of a quill on paper to lower edges. In Italian (with translation). Wolf-Ferrari asks his correspondent to send him some scores as soon as possible so he can study them "lovingly" rather than superficially."I had already sent my Venice address to Via dei Greci, Rome, and from there they had already answered me, telling me that they would have sent the scores just as soon as [Arturo] Toscanini had released them...The scores are really a lot. They should get to me right away so I can prepare with ease... I will need at least twenty days so that the examination would not be too superficial, but rather, loving."Creased at folds; short tear to central fold; last blank page slightly stained at lower right.

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        Handbuch der Paläontologie. Unter Mitwirkung von W. Ph. Schimper (sowie A. Schenk und Samuel H. Scudder) herausgegeben von Karl A. Zittel. In 5 Bänden (komplett).

      München & Leipzig, R. Oldenbourg, 1876-1893.. Gr.-Oktav. Zeitgenössische Halblederbände mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Von sehr schwachen Bereibungen der Einbandrücken abgesehen (vgl. nebenstehende Abbildung), vorzüglich erhalten. Die Titelblätter der ersten drei Bände mit Besitzerstempel des publikationsfreudigen, in Fachkreisen aber teils umstrittenen, jedoch keinesfalls unbedeutenden Geraer Amateurwissenschaftlers Rudolf Hundt (1889-1961). Erste Ausgabe. – DSB 14, 626; Darmstaedter S. 706. – Einzelbände des Werkes sind durchaus häufig, uniform und ansprechend gebundene Reihen wegen des langen Erscheinungszeitraumes, der Veröffentlichung in Lieferung und des sich schon während des Erscheinens oft nur auf Teile des Werkes beschränkenden Interesses des Fachpublikums dagegen sehr selten anzutreffen. Das Werk setzt sich wie folgt zusammen: I. Abtheilung: Paläozoologie (in vier Bänden) bestehend aus Bd. 1: Protozoa, Coelenterata, Echinodermata und Molluscoidea. 1876-1880. VIII, 765 (+1) S., mit 558 Holzschnitten; Bd. 2: Mollusca und Arthopoda. 1881-1885. 2 Bll., 893 (+1) S., mit 1109 Holzschnitten; Bd. 3: Vertebrata (Pisces, Amphibia, Reptilia, Aves). 1887-1890. XII, 900 S., mit 719 Holzschnitten; Bd. 4: Vertebrata ( Mammalia). 1891-1893. XI (+I), 799 (+1) S., mit 590 Holzschnitten; II. Abteilung: Paläophytologie (in einem Band). Begonnen von W. Ph. Schimper, fortgesetzt und vollendet von A. Schenk. 1890. XI (+I), 958 S., 1 Bl., mit 429 Originalholzschnitten. – Zittel war der führende Paläontologe des späten 19. Jahrhunderts im deutschsprachigen Raum und begründete mit vorliegendem, der Deszendenzlehre folgenden Werk „eine den neueren biogenetischen Anschauungen angepaßte Lehre dieser Wissenschaft” (Darmstaedter).

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        Tour in American & Canada - with Edw'd Brooke- 1876 [United States and Canadian Travel Diary with Ephemera]

      1876. Undetermined. very good. [iii], 56, [12] pages with pasted on ephemerapp. Octavo. 1/2 black leather and marbled boards. Leather rubbed with some loss to head and tail of spine and corners. Marbled boards rubbed and scratched. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Joint cracked after first text page, but binding holding strong. Fifty-three manuscript pages on ruled paper, with single page "frontis" containing pasted ephemera and 12 pieces of ephemera from the trip pasted individually onto pages after the text. Internally clean and virtually free of foxing to manuscript pages and ephemera. The diarist has penned the location ("Boston," "Philadelphia," etc onto most pieces of ephemera) very good A fascinating travel diary written in a clear, strong hand describing a 2.5 month trip to tour Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States. The diary begins with a detailed description of the Atlantic passage on the Cunard Steamer "Bothnia" with humorous accounts of rough seas. The diarist then gives accounts of travel through New York, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Boston, visiting famous American landmarks along the way. The diarist also visits the first official World's Fair, the Centennial International Exhibition in Philadelphia, and attends a Base Ball game between the Hartford Dark Blues and the Chicago White Stockings. 1876 was the first year of the National League and the championship was won by the Chicago White Stockings. Although 45 of the 56 pages are American content, the 11 pages of Canadian content include some of the most interesting writing in the diary. The diarist visits Niagara, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa and gives vivid descriptions of Niagara Falls, traveling the St. Lawrence to Montreal, and a dinner at Rideau Hall with Governor General Lord Dufferin and Prime Minister Alexander MacKenzie. The anecdote during this dinner provides the most interesting entry in the diary. The diarist's traveling partner mistakes MacKenzie for a butler and inquires about arranging for a cab. The diarist quotes Mackenzie's response as "Well, I just happen to be the prime minister". The traveling companion, embarrassed, offered MacKenzie a cigar only to learn that the prime minister did not smoke. The ephemera at the rear of the diary includes menus and broadsides from hotels and attractions in both the US (Washington, Philadelphia, Boston, and others) and Canada (Niagara Falls and Montreal). Also included is a foldout plan of the Cunard Steamship "Bothnia" with the berths taken by the diarist and her travel partner identified. A truly engaging, carefully written and documented travel diary of the US and Canada, including a dinner with the Alexander MacKenzie, the second Canadian Prime Minister. 1876

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        Les maîtres d'autrefois

      First Edition. Binding to bradel in full navy calico, smooth back, contemporary binding. Rare and valuable autograph dedication signed by the author Xavier Marmier. A shadow on the guards left by a description tag Seller, nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Plon Paris 1876 14,5x23cm relié

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        Daniel Deronda

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1876 - Eight volumes in four, publisher's variant red cloth; first issue, without inserted "contents" leaves, volume I, page 83, line 2 with misprint "reponsive" and errata tipped-in after title page of volume II (part III). Yellow coated end papers, with several replaced with matching paper; corner repair to FFEP in volume I and three news articles tipped-in at rear. Armorial bookplate in each volume; small date stamp on rear pastedowns. Light wear at extremities, soiling to rear board of volume I. Internally clean and bright; overall, very good. Housed in four 19th century quarter-leather slipcases with cloth dust jackets. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        County Atlas of Berkshire Massachusetts. From actual Surveys by and under the Direction of F. W. Beers.

      R. T. White & Co., New York 1876 - First Edition. Folio. Original black cloth with brown cloth cover labels, gilt lettering and blind decoration to labels. Color cadastral maps of Berkshire County, Massachusetts. 53 maps total: 16 double page maps, each 23 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches; 2 foldouts; 35 single page maps, each 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches. 31 town plans, 67 village plans. 20 illustrations. Includes Maps of the United States, Massachusetts, and Berkshire County; Populations of United States, Massachusetts, and Berkshire County; Explanation Table; Table of Distances; and Business Notices. Very good, excellent binding but for very light chipping to front cloth label; very good maps with occasional light chipping and closed tears to fore edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Council Book of the Corporation of Cork from 1609 tp 1643 and 1690 to 1800.

      Guildford, Surrey: Corporation of Cork. Good condition with some clear signs of wear and tear on external cover and page edges, some stains on page edges and some marks on pages inside. . Guildford, Surrey, Corporation of Cork, 1876. 18.5 cm x 22.5 cm. XXX, 1191 pages. Original hardcover. Good condition with some clear signs of wear and tear on external cover and page edges, some stains on page edges and some marks on pages inside. Includes record of Mayors and Sheriffs of Cork from 1690 to 1734 / A charter to incorporate the Guild of Wholesale Merchants / An account of how the Earl of Inchiquin was presented with his freedom / The appointment of Sir James Jeffryes as Governor of Cork / Proposal for Benj Pike to prove his right to the fishery of the river. "Richard Caulfield's The Council Book of the Corporation of Cork from 1609 to 1643 and from 1690 to 1800 are proceedings of the municipal authorities of Cork as they took place. Caulfield's work is an attempt to provide a faithful record of history rather than a romantic version. He identified two methods of writing history. The first is to present the facts as they are and leave it to the reader to form his own impressions. The second is to present what the impressions have made on the writer's mind and present them to the reader. Caulfield intended to marry both methods together by presenting a series of samples and extracts to give a truer picture of the times. He used sources in the Library of the British Museum , the Bodlein library, Oxford , the Treasury of the Corporation of Cork and other sources. Richard Caulfield (1823-1887) was secretary, librarian and custodian of the Royal Cork Institution and librarian for Queen's College Cork. It is said of him that on several occasion he was chosen to referee the various sides in significant historical and theological disputes. He was acquainted with and respected by the members of the clergy, Cork city dignitaries, lecturers, professors and the student body of Queen's College who attended his funeral when he died at the age of 64." (Askaboutireland)

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        Die Raubvögel Deutschlands und des angrenzenden Mitteleuropas. Darstellung und Beschreibung der in Deutschland und dem angrenzenden Mitteleuropa vorkommenden Raubvögel allen Naturfreunden besonders der deutschen Jägerei gewidmet. [German Birds of Prey - including Falcons / Falcon / Falconry] [Inklusive Falknerei]

      Tafelband in Originalausgabe / Der 1876 erschienene Text in Faksimile. 2 Bände (Text - und Tafelband). Textband in Oktavo / Tafelband in Folio. Mit 60 chromolithographischen Tafeln. Olwd.-Mappe mit Goldpräg. Original Hardcover (Grünes Verlagsleinen mit Goldprägung). Wichtige ornithologische Publikation mit interessanten Abbildungen von Falken (Jagdfalken) sowie Zubehör (Falkenkappen, Federspiel und Falknertaschen) - Einige Gebrauchsspuren an der Originalleinenmappe. Die Tafeln nahezu alle in exzellenter Erhaltung. Wenige Tafeln mit einigen Stockfleckchen. Der Textband in sehr guter Erhaltung. / Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Very important ornithological publication with german and other european birds of prey / raptors - among the illustrations also numerous Falcons and material related to Falconry / (Falco / Falcon). With 60 beautiful illustrations in Folio. The illustrations in single sheets (for possible framing). The Textvolume in facsimile - the Volume with plates is the original (NOT a Reprint). [Nissen, IVB 782. Anker 422, Schwerdt 11, 137 ff.] Plates with bilingual lettering in Latin and German / Tafeln zweisprachig (Latein und Deutsch). The plates include: Buteo vulgaris / Pernis apivorus / Astur palumbarius / Milvus regalis / Circus aeruginosus / Buteo ferox / Elanus melanopterus (Falkenmilan) / Falco cabdicans (Isländischer Jagdfalke) / Falco articus (Holböll - Grönländischer Jagdfalke) / Falco Gyrfalco (Norwegischer Jagdfalke) / Falco saqer - (Würgfalke) / Falco Feldeggii (Feldeggs - Falke / Falco peregrinus (Wanderfalke) / Jagdfalke auf der Faust / Falkenklappen, federspiel und Falknertaschen / Falco subbuteo (Lerchenfalke) / Falco Eleonorae (Eleonorenfalke) / Falco aesalon (Merlinfalke) / Falco tinnunculus (Thurmfalke / Turmfalke) / Falco cenebris (Röthelfalke) / Falco rufipes (Rothfussfalke) / Aquila imperialis (Kaiseradler) / Aquila fulva (Steinadler) / Aquila chrysaetos (Goldadler) / Aquila naevia (Schreiadler) / Aquila orientalis (Steppenadler) / Aquila elanga (Schelladler) / Aquila pennata (Zwergadler) / Haliaetos albicilla (Weissschwänziger Seeadler) / Pandion haliaetos (Fischadler) / Circaetos gallicus (Schlangenadler) / Aquila Bonellii (Bonellis Adler) / Gypaetos barbatus (Bartgeier) / Neophron perenopterus (Ägyptischer Aasgeier)/ Vultur monachus / (Mönchsgeier) / Vultur fulvus (Weissköpfiger Geier) / Strix nivea (Schneeeule / Strix uralensis (Habichtseule) / Strix nisoria (Sperbereule) / Strix scops (Zwergohreule) / Strix pygmaea (Zwergkäuzchen) / Strix bubo (Uhu) / Strix otus (Waldohreule) / Strix brachyotus (Sumpfohreule) / Strix aluco (Waldkauz) / Strix noctua (Steinkauz) / Strix dasypus (Rauhfüssiger Kauz) / Strix flammea (Schleiereule) / Strix lapponica (Lappländische Eule) etc. etc.

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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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        Etruscan Bologna: A Study.

      Smith, Elder, & Co., London, 1876 - 8vo., 217 x 143mm., pps. (xii) + 275. Illustrated with folding pullout frontispiece, sepia tone lithograph illustration: Synoptical Table of the Paleo-Ethnological Remains of Central Italy', wood block illustrations throughout text. Bound in Publisher's blue cloth with decorative friezes in black relief to top and bottom of boards. Gilded motif to upper, gilt titles to spine. Edges and corners lightly rubbed, otherwise a clean and sound copy. Internally clean, two small areas of tape residue to half title. Very good indeed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Etruscan Bologna

      Smith Elder, London 1876 - First ed (with decorative border running scross entire front cover). 275 pp, 1 folding plate, 27 text ill. All edges gilt. Beveled boards. Penzer p 92, 93. Bound in grey cloth, black decorative border top/bottom on front cover enclosing design of Temple of Misanello. Similar border in blind on back cover. Archaeological discoveries in Italy, a section on modern languages. Some considered it a guide book for the city. Former owner's bookplate. Better than vg, not quite vg+. A better than average copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Benner's Prophecies or Future Ups and Downs in Prices

      1876. First Edition . BENNER, Samuel. Benner's Prophecies or Future Ups and Downs in Prices. Cincinnati: Published by the Author, 1876. 16mo, gilt-stamped pictorial brown cloth. $2000.First edition of Benner's guide to speculation in hogs, corn and other commodities.Farmer Samuel Benner found his finances obliterated by the 1873 panic and a hog cholera epidemic. Forced into retirement, Benner decided figure out what caused the economy to experience such drastic depressions, in the hopes that he would be able to predict them. After careful study, he came up with this work, in which he published a number of charts which presented price cycles for various commodities including pig iron, cotton, corn, and hogs. Astonishingly, Benner's predictions proved preternaturally accurate and E.R. Dewey, Director of the Foundation for the Study of Cycles, remarked that Benner's pig iron price forecast was “the most notable forecast of prices in existence.” For most of the 20th century, Benner successfully predicted the United States' major downturns and crises. While Benner himself felt that his cycles were divinely inspired, of particular interest to market theorists and Elliot Wave followers is the relationship of Benner's cycles to Fibonacci numbers and the Krondatieff cycle. Contemporary pencil owner inscription.Light scattered foxing to text, a bit of wear to cloth. An extremely good copy.

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        LEPIDOPTERA, RHOPALOCERES AND HETEROCERES, INDIGENOUS AND EXOTIC; WITH DESCRIPTIONS AND COLORED ILLUSTRATIONS

      Reading, Pa.: Owen's Steam Book and Job Printing Office, 1876. Twelve (of fifteen) original parts. Twelve handcolored lithographs colored by Strecker. Quarto. Original paper wrappers in various colors. Minor staining to a few wrappers. Very good. In half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. Parts 2 through 13 (1873-76) of the original fifteen-part set published between 1872 and 1877. Strecker was a funeral monument director and enthusiastic amateur naturalist. He formed one of the largest collections of North American butterflies and moths ever assembled, now at the American Museum of Natural History. This is his first work on lepidoptery. He originally planned to publish it in monthly parts, but quickly fell behind and only produced these fifteen parts in a six-year period. According to Bennett, Strecker's work is indeed rare, "only 300 copies were printed." It describes over 300 specimens of butterflies. His goal, as stated in the advertisement for this title, was the completion of one issue each month with an accompanying color plate, on which Strecker intended to fit "as many descriptions as possible." So dedicated was he to the publication of his work, he allocated all of his money earned from sculpting tombstones, to purchase the lithographic stone on which he then drew and engraved each illustration that was to accompany the monthly issue. At the time of his death in 1901, Strecker was considered one of the country's leading entomologists and, according to his obituary printed in the NEW YORK TIMES, "the most noted lepidopterist in America." Comprising over 375,000 specimens, he "owned the largest, most valuable, and in every way the most remarkable public or private collection of butterflies or moths on the American Continent..." (NEW YORK TIMES). His collection now resides in the Field Museum in Chicago. BENNETT, p.102. McGRATH, p.218. NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 1, 1901. NISSEN 4021.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1876 - 1876 Wisden : Rebound without Covers,

      1876. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1876 : Rebound without Covers. This Wisden is bound in very elegantly bound with Russell Bencraft (Chairman of Hants CC) bookplate to the rebound page, this book is in excellent condition, very clean inside and hardly a mark to point out.

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