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        The Comic Almanac for 1835-43 & 1844-53.

      London: Chatto and Windus, no date, but circa 1876. Two volumes, octavo, engravings; in original green cloth. Delightfully illustrated throughout with original engravings included the folding transportation engraving "Probable Effects of Over Female Emigration".Cruikshank's illusrations are celebrated, and these works extending as they do over a nineteen year period- 1835-53, show his best work. A little shaken and some light foxing but a very nice copy.

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        The Moonstone.

      New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1876. FIRST U.S. EDITION, being the FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION, also first single volume edition. Published the same year as the UK triple-decker. Publisher's blind-stamped lilac cloth, with decorative gilt titles to spine, peach-coloured coated endpapers. Bookplate of Oelrichs to pastedown, bumped to upper corner, sunned as expected, slight wear to spine ends; a fine copy, housed in a custom-made slip-case. A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone, T. S. Eliot called this book the first and best modern detective story.

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        Notes of a Voyage from New South Wales to the North Coast of Australia.

      Glasgow: privately printed, n.d. but, 1876. Octavo, photographic frontispiece, eight lithograph plates and four folding lithograph maps and another map in the text; fine bright green original cloth, gilt. A presentation copy from the editor, James R. Napier, to A.G. MacDonald (dated 7 August 1876). Francis Napier joined the South Australian Government expedition under Captain Cadell. They were searching for suitable sites for settlement on the north coast of the state (now the Northern Territory).The expedition departed from Newcastle, New South Wales calling at Brisbane and travelling on to Cape York Peninsula. From Cape York it crossed the Gulf of Carpentaria to the Liverpool River, surveying that river and exploring the coast for about one hundred miles east and west of it. The expedition then returned to Burke Town on the Albert River, at the head of the Gulf of Carpentaria, and passing through Cadell Strait, and along the west coast of the Gulf, remaining some time at Maria Island... It discovered the entrance to the Roper River, from the Roper it returned to the Liverpool river, thence sailing westwards to Mount Norris Bay, Adam's Bay, and Victoria River, in search of fuel, food and water.The Notes outline the discoveries of the voyage including the entrance to the Roper River. These notes - which provide the only public account of the expedition - were compiled from Napier's journal by his family and privately printed in Glasgow following his death in 1875.A beautiful copy of a very rare book.

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        Germinie Lacerteux

      Alphonse Lemerre. New edition. Binding to bradel half percaline hazelnut, smooth back with a gold finial, date tail piece as black shagreen, boards, and guards contreplats handmade paper, red head, contemporary binding. Precious autograph dedication of the author Edmond de Goncourt to "his friend" Théodore de Banville on the half-title page. Armorial bookplate of Theodore de Banville, engraved by Emile Royer, pasted on the inside cover first. Quite complete its frontispiece (mass grave in Montmartre, JG, 1863). Slight rubbing on the caps, a discreet power at the crease autograph dedication of the author the half-title page, copy free of freckles. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1876 9x16 cm relié

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

      First Edition Camden, New Jersey Author's Edition 1876 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. Fine "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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        Notes of a Voyage from New South Wales to the North Coast of Australia, from the Journal of the Late Francis Napier.

      Glasgow: privately printed, circa, 1876. Octavo, photographic portrait frontispiece; with eight lithographic plates, four folding maps and a single engraved map integral to the pagination; original blue cloth with spare gilt ornament. Uncommon - the only public account of an important expedition to Arnhem Land in what is now the Northern Territory. The book features a mounted photographic portrait frontispiece of Napier himself, and has been inscribed and signed by the editor James R. Napier (the cousin of Francis Napier).In 1867 Francis Napier joined the South Australian Government expedition under Captain Francis Cadell to the north coast of the state (now the Northern Territory) searching for suitable sites for settlement. Cadell had a long and swashbuckling career in exploration and trading: he had earlier won the South Australian prize for successfully navigating the Murray in a steam-powered vessel, had been involved in the Maori Wars, and in the 1870s was a whaler and trader in Fiji and neighbouring islands. 'Early in 1867 he was appointed by the South Australian government to lead an expedition to the Northern Territory to choose a site for the capital and an area for agricultural settlement. He examined the Liverpool River, went up the Roper River in a small steamer and visited Port Darwin, Anson Bay and the Victoria River. He spent most of the year in thorough investigation, but the instructions on which he acted were misdirected'(ADB). His own report, published in the South Australian Parliamentary Papers for 1867, was openly criticised at the time.As a result, Napier's "Notes" were the only public account of the expedition and are an important document of the early contact and charting of the region. It was compiled from Napier's journal by his family and privately printed in Glasgow following his death in 1875. The plates, drawn with lithographic crayon, were done by one of Napier's brother, and are signed "JMN" A bit shaken, some maps creased, cloth rubbed, a good copy overall.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. FIRST EDITION, 2nd issue.

      Hartford, Conn.: The American Publishing Co. 1876 Front. printed on verso of half title, illus, 4pp ads. Handsomely rebound by Bayntun-Rivière in half dark blue crushed morocco, raised bands, lettered in gilt. t.e.g. v.g.

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        Eastern Persia an Account of the Journeys of the Persian Boundary Commission 1870-71-72.

      London. Macmillan. 1876. 2 Volumes. Volume I: The Geography with Narratives by Majors St. John, Lovett, and Euan Smith and an Introduction by Major-General Sir Fredric John Goldsmid, C.B., K.C.S.I. 3 folding coloured linen backed maps, black and white frontispiece, 1 colour plate, lviii443pp, appendices, index, ribbon bookmark. Volume II: The Zoology and Geology by W.T. Blanford, A.R.S.M., F.R.S. 1 folding coloured linen backed map, 18 attractive handcoloured lithographs of mammals and birds by Keulemans, 10 black and white lithographs of reptiles by Ford mainly from Southern Persia and Baluchistan, viii516pp, index. Ex Parliamentary library set, gilt library stamp upper covers and spines, but no other library markings, half morocco, cloth covered boards, marbled endpapers and matching edges, gilt spine with raised bands, leather is rubbed and worn at extremities, spines sunned, lightly foxed throughout, but a very sound handsome set. Narrative of the proceedings of the Persia and Baluchistan boundary commission, and the Persia and Afghanistan question of Sistan, 1870-72, for which Major-General Sir Fredric John Goldsmid was arbitrator. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 54621).

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        Une ville flottante et aventures de 3 russes et de 3 anglais

      Hetzel. New edition.Editor cardboard two-tone ball or type 2 banner to the rare color brick on royal blue background. Collection J. Hetzel at the bottom of the banner. Plate with the mention down Lenègre. Second Lenègre flat type b.Beautiful top plate. Corners rubbed and bumped. spine fees but with 2 small white spots in the title box. Rubbed Caps with tail cut. Second flat with few dirt. Pretty nice copy, in a rare color. Hetzel Paris 1876 Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm) 202pp. relié

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        La république des Lettres Revue hebdomadaire - Premier volume de la deuxième série ( 9 juillet - 24 septembre 1876) - Second volume de la deuxième série (1er octobre - 17 décembre 1876) - Les trois premières livraisons du troisième volume de la deuxième série

      Richard Lesclide. Originale.binding Edition to bradel half way percaline cream vellum, smooth spine past, part of title in red morocco, the latter having scuffs, boards marbled paper, corners bumped guards and contreplats of handmade paper. The Dram appeared serially in the Republic of Letters from April 1876 to January 1877.Nombreuses collaborations JK Huysmans, José Maria de Heredia, Catullus Mendes, Anatole France, Théodore de Banville, Edgar Allan Poe, Prouvaire, Francois Coppe, Albert Glatigny Leon Dierx, Leconte de Lisle, Victor Hugo, Leo Cladel Jean Richepin Stephane Mallarme, Maurice Rollinat Richard Wagner, Maurice Bouchor, Villiers de Lisle Adam etc ... Emile Zola The stunner, in large part in our complete copy, was published in installments in the Republic of Letters from April 1876 to January 1877.Rares small foxing. Very rare magazine gathering the largest feathers of Parnassus. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Richard Lesclide Paris 1876 26x17,5cm 21 fascicules reliés en 1 volume

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        Matter and Motion.

      London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1876. First edition, rare on the market in this condition, of Maxwell's textbook on dynamics, "a masterpiece of natural philosophy, notable especially for introducing into physics the term relativity in a passage that combines strenuous scientific insight with a mystical awareness ... [It] had a strong influence on [Henri] Poincaré" (Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, p. 209). "More light is thrown on Maxwell's own opinions about the problem of relative and absolute motion and the connection between dynamics and other branches of physics by the delightful monograph Matter and Motion, published in 1876" (DSB). This book also contains, within a discussion of causality, a foreshadowing of modern ideas about chaos theory. Matter and Motion has sometimes been represented in the past as a largely non-mathematical summary of Newtonian dynamics but it is now recognized that it contains an incisive analysis of concepts such as space, time and acceleration that is a clear precursor of Einstein's work that lead to the special theory of relativity. Article 18, 'Absolute Space,' includes the statement: "All our knowledge, both of time and place, is essentially relative." Maxwell also emphasizes from the beginning of the work the notion of 'configuration' of a set of points, which he defines as "the assemblage of relative positions"this avoids the arbitrary choice of an 'origin' or 'axes' which would be needed to specify the Cartesian coordinates of the points. In art. 29 he represents such a configuration by a set of bright dots on a black field, to emphasize that there are no absolute measures of distance between the points. This can be viewed as an anticipation of Einstein's use of generalized coordinate systems in his general theory of relativity. Later, in art. 102, Maxwell summarizes the first five chapters of the book as follows: "Our whole progress up to this point may be described as a gradual development of the doctrine of relativity of all physical phenomena. Position we must evidently acknowledge to be relative, for we cannot describe the position of a body in any terms which do not express relation. The ordinary language about motion and rest does not so completely exclude the notion of their being measured absolutely, but the reason of this is, that in our ordinary language we tacitly assume that the earth is at rest ... There are no landmarks in space; one portion of space is exactly like every other portion, so that we cannot tell where we are. We are, as it were, on an unruffled sea, without stars, compass, sounding, wind or tide, and we cannot tell in what direction we are going. We have no log which we can case out to take a dead reckoning by; we may compute our rate of motion with respect to the neighbouring bodies, but we do not know how these bodies may be moving in space." The latter part of the book is concerned with the problem of the aether, the hypothetical material that physicists at the time believed must exist in order for heat and light to be transmitted through empty space. "Maxwell writes: "Energy cannot exist except in connection with matter." But energy, in the form of light and heat, traverses the space between the sun and the earth. Hence, there must be matter "existing in the interplanetary spaces" and, in fact, "disseminated through the whole of the visible universe" (art. 108). This "matter," the "aether", cannot be gravitational in proportion to its mass. Yet Newton, by means of experiments reported in the Principia, demonstrated that all matter exerts a gravitational force corresponding to its mass. Beginning with Chapter VII, Maxwell therefore very carefully reviews the theory of the pendulum and its application to the measurement of the gravitational constant. In Chapter VIII he concludes, notwithstanding the experimental evidence, that "it is still extremely doubtful whether the medium of light and electricity is a gravitating substance, though it is certainly material and has mass" (art. 145). The implicit question, standing as it does simply as an enigma, in effect sets the stage for much of the physics of the twentieth century" (thomasksimpson.com/matter.pdf). The foundations of chaos theory are usually located in a famous paper by Edward Lorenz published in 1963. But the necessary conditions for deterministic chaos were foreseen by Maxwell in the present work. "The possibility of small causes having large effects (in a perfectly deterministic universe) was anticipated by many scientists before Lorenz, and even before the birth of dynamical systems theory, which is generally accepted to have its origins in Poincaré's work on differential equations towards the end of the 19th century. Maxwell [Matter and Motion, art. 19] wrote: "There is a maxim which is often quoted, that "The same causes will always produce the same effects."" After discussing the meaning of this principle, he adds: "There is another maxim which must not be confounded with [this], which asserts that "Like causes produce like effects." This is only true when small variations in the initial circumstances produce only small variations in the final state of the system." He then gives the example of how a small displacement of railway points sends a train on different courses" (Van der Heuden, p. 85). "Maxwell's Matter and Motion first appeared in 1876 and was reprinted before the year was out. The first American edition was printed in 1878. Following several reprints on both sides of the Atlantic, Sir Joseph Larmor added notes and appendices to produce a new edition in 1920. This edition was reprinted in 1925 and at least half-a-dozen times since 1952" (Flood, McCartney & Whitaker, James Clerk Maxwell: Perspectives on his Life and Work (2014), p. 27). Van der Heuden, 'Butterfly effect,' pp. 84-6 in Encyclopedia of Nonlinear Science (A. Scott, ed.), 2004. 16mo (158 x 100 mm), pp. viii, [9]-128, [4 advertisements]. Original brown cloth decorated in black, a little rubbed.

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        Venezianische Nacht(\"). Ballettszene.

       1. H. 20. Jh.. Öl auf Malpappe. 28x45 cm, signiert. Inet / Wikipedia // Thieme-Becker // Vollmer // Eckstein // Berlin 1876-1957 München. Lichtenberger war Präsident der Neuen Münchner Sezession von 1930-1933. -Gerahmt. -A.d. Nl. des Künstlers. Versand D: 6,50 EUR Neue Münchner Sezession, Künstler in München, Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert, Tanz, Theater, Ballett

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        The Hunting of the Snark

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1876. First Edition in Presentation Bi. Hardcover. Good. 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.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("J Hellmesberger"). O. O., 28. IV. 1876.

      1876. 1 S. Gr.-4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Zu meinem wahren Schmerze muß ich leider die Mittheilung machen, daß die Ausführung der so schwierigen 'Perpetuum mobile' in der kurzen Zeit ganz unmöglich ist! - Ich hatte bei meinem gestern [...] gemachten Versprechen nicht daran gedacht, daß auch nicht Einer meiner gegenwärtigen Conservatoristen dieses Stück bereits gespielt habe oder es auch nur kenne - und somit bin ich zu meinem innigsten Bedauern außer Stande [...] Ihr Schlußpièce zu übernehmen [...]". - Joseph Hellmesberger d. J. wurde 1874 Konzertmeister an der Komischen Oper (Ringtheater), 1878 Professor für Violine am Wiener Konservatorium sowie Sologeiger der Hofoper. Nach zeitweiliger Rückkehr ans Ringtheater wirkte er von 1884 bis 1903 wieder im Hofopernorchester und trat 1900 die Nachfolge Gustav Mahlers als Dirigent der Wiener Philharmoniker an. Sein kompositorisches Schaffen umfaßt Lieder, Tänze und Ballette, vor allem aber Operetten. - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde.

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        The History Of Jesus Of Nazara

      Williams and Norgate - Complete 6-volume set of "The History of Jesus of Nazara" by Dr. Theodor Keim. The volumes are dated between 1876 and 1883; Williams and Norgate; London and Edinburgh. This set is the 2nd edition. "Freely investigated in its connection with the national life of Israel, and related in detail." Translated by Arthur Ransom and Rev. E.M. Geldart. The set is arranged as follows: VOLUME I: Part I - The Sacred Ground-Work VOLUME II: Part II - The Sacred Youth Part III - Self-Recognition and Decision VOLUME III: The Galilean Spring-Time I. The First Preaching II. The Works of Jesus III. The Disciples, and Jesus' Life and Teaching Among Them IV. Successful Results and Apostolic Mission VOLUME IV: The Galilean Storms I. Conflicts and Disillusions II. Strengthened Self-Confidence III. Jesus' Last Efforts in Galilee IV. The Signs of the Approaching Fall V. Recognition of the Messiah, and Foreshadowing of the Cross VI. The Galilean Close VOLUME V: The Messianic Progress to Jerusalem I. The Journey to the Feast II. The Entry Into Jerusalem III. The Cecisive Struggle IV. The Farewell VOLUME VI: The Messianic Death at Jerusalem I. Arrest and Pseudo-Trial II. The Death on the Cross III. Burial and Resurrection IV. The Messiah's Place in History Condition: “The covers of all 6 volumes are in great condition - clean with no stains; bright gilt lettering on the spine; at the bottom of the spine of all volumes is a library ID number. All volumes are tightly bound with no splits or loose pages. The text pages are in very good condition - clean and white with only occasional, sporadic foxing. Each volume has some combination of markings on the front end paper and/or pastedown, including a library ink stamp, a name and date (1885) written in pen, pencil writing, a library ID number written in the upper-right corner of the pastedown. Volumes I and II each have a few pages with pencil notes and underlines. Overall in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abregé chronologique de l'histoire de France. . Divisé en six tomes.Amsterdam, Abraham Wolfgang, 1673-1674. With engraved frontispiece-title in the style of Romeyn de Hooghe and full-page engraved portrait of Louis XIV by A. Zylevelt in volume 1, 61 engraved portraits of French rulers in text.With: (2) MEZERAY, Francois Eudes de. Histoire de France avant Clovis. Amsterdam, Abraham Wolfgang, 1688. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece-title in the style of Romeyn de Hooghe. 2 works in 7 volumes. 12mo. Uniform polished, crushed, gold-tooled red morocco by the leading Brussels bookbinder Charles DE SAMBLANX (1855-1943).

      - Willems 1876 (ad 1 & 2); Verkruijsse, Romeyn de Hooghe 1688.04 (ad 2). Splendidly bound set of this chronological history of France written by the French historian François Eudes de Mézeray (1610-1683), first published in 1667-1668. The history begins with the reign of Faramond and ends with that of Henry IV. The supplement treats France's origin and history before the reign of Clovis. The Abrégé went through at least 15 editions between 1668 and 1717. ''Édition la plus recherchée de l'Abrégé de Mezeray'' (Willems).With slight browning to a leaf or two in some volumes, but generally in fine condition. Bindings fine. A classic history of France.

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        DANIEL DERONDA (Superb First Edition in Original Publisher's Cloth)

      William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London 1876 - "George Eliot" [Mary Ann Evans]. DANIEL DERONDA. In Four Volumes. Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1876. First Edition in Book Form. With erratum slip in Vol. III. Original dark maroon publisher's cloth, lettered in gilt. A VERY GOOD untrimmed set, entirely untouched, with excellent eye appeal. The book edition is far more rare in commerce than the parts edition; we've seen very few four-volume sets as nice as this one since 1993, when we first began dealing in high spot Victorian Fiction. Owner inscription to front pastedown of Volume I. A touch of minor wear and slight fade to all spines, Vol. III has some minor abrasion to the front cover, some corners gently bumped. Contents in excellent condition, inner hinges all virtually tight and intact. DANIEL DERONDA was George Eliot's final novel, the only one she set in contemporary Victorian society. The work's complex and sophisticated mixture of social satire and moral deliberation, in tandem with its empathetic portrayal of Jewish ideas and ideals, became the final emphatic (and shamelessly subversive) social statement by one of Victorian Fiction's greatest literary giants. Adapted many times for stage and screen, DANIEL DERONDA was most recently (2002) the subject of a three-part multi-award winning BBC miniseries written by Andrew Davies and directed by Tom Hooper. A lovely well-matched set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works

      New York: W. J. Widdleton,, 1876. 4 volumes, octavo (187 x 125 mm). Contemporary dark blue half calf, marbled sides, raised bands, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Engraved frontispiece and 4 similar plates. Attractively bound set of Poe's works.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, , 1876. Square octavo. Original blue vertically-ribbed cloth decoratively stamped in black and gilt and lettered in gilt and blind on front cover and spine, back cover decoratively stamped in black with publisher's device stamped in black in the centre, buff endpapers. Wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous wood-engraved text illustrations by True Williams and others. A little expert restoration to spine ends, only very mild rubbing, spine a bit dulled, front board gilt bright, internally clean with just a little foxing. An excellent copy in bright cloth. Rare first American edition, first printing, first state, of one of the universally recognized masterpieces of American literature, Twain's irrepressible and unforgettable "true boy's book". The first novel Mark Twain wrote without a co-author, Tom Sawyer is also his most clearly "autobiographical? Enlivened by extraordinary and melodramatic events, it is otherwise a realistic depiction of the experiences, people and places that Mark Twain knew as a child" (Rasmussen, 459). Originally published in England (without illustrations), Tom Sawyer arrived at a momentous point in American history: Custer had recently lost the battle at Little Big Horn and America was celebrating its centennial. "Publication of Tom Sawyer was little noticed? The book has, however, proved to be one of the most durable works in American literature. By the time of Twain's death, it was his top-selling book. It has been in print continuously since 1876, and has outsold all other Mark Twain works" (Rasmussen, 459). "This was a true boy's book, and surviving copies are proof of how rough little boys can be on books" (MacDonnell, 40). First printing, first state (with "THE" on half title in 10-point rather than 14-point type), peach endpapers, printed on wove paper, preliminary matter paginated [I]-XVI and front and rear triple flyleaves of laid paper.

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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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        Die geographische Verbreitung der Thiere. Nebst einer Studie über die Verwandtschaften der lebenden und ausgestorbenen Faunen in ihrer Beziehung zu den früheren Veränderungen der Erdoberfläche. Autorisierte deutsche Ausgabe von A. B. Meyer. In zwei Bänden. Komplett.

      Dresden, R. v. Zahn, 1876. - Oktav. Zeitgenössisches, goldgepr. Halbleder mit marmorierten Bezügen. XXVIII (+II), 579 (+1) S.; VIII (+II), 658 S., mit zusammen 7 (farb-)lithographischen, teils ausfaltbaren od. doppelblattgroßen Karten und 27 Holzschnittillustrationen auf Tafeln (vollständig). Mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk (‚Dr. Ant. Reichenow‘) in oberer äußerer Ecke auf den Vorsatzblättern beider Bände. Die Einbände etwas berieben und jeweils mit unauffälligem Rest eines Bibliotheksrückenschildes auf dem Fußende. Die Tafeln insbesondere im zweiten Teil etwas feuchtigkeitsrandig im weißen Außenrand (offenbar papierbedingt, da umliegende Textblätter hiervon gänzlich unbetroffen). Dennoch insgesamt sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Erste deutsche Ausgabe, selten. Noch im selben Jahr erschienen wie die englische Originalausgabe bei MacMillan in London & New York. Das zweifelsohne bedeutendste und einflußreichste der Werke Wallace’: Es bildet bis heute die Grundlage der Biogeographie, die zwar als Wissenschaft bereits mit dem Erscheinen der Humboldtschen „Ideen zu einer Geographie der Pflanzen" (1811) entstand, aber erst mit Wallace’ hier vorliegendem Werk auch das Tierreich in seiner Gesamtheit erfaßte. Zum Verfasser siehe u.a. DSB 14, S. 133-141. 2000 g

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        Oeuvres de Desargues réunies et analysées par M. Poudra, précédées d'une nouvelle biographie de Desargues

      Paris, Ambroise Lefèvre, 1876. 1876, 1876, in-8, 2 volumes [6]-510 pages + [4]-428 pages, 32 planches, demi chagrin havane, dos a nerfs, Rare édition des Oeuvres complètes du célèbre géomètre du XVIIe siècle Desargues procurée par l'historien et spécialiste de l'histoire des mathématiques, Noël Germinal Poudra (1794-1894). Relié in fine : POUDRA et HOSSARD, Question de probabilité résolue par la géométrie. Paris, J. Corréard, 1859. [4]-23 pages, une planche Exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de la Faculté catholique de Paris, avec cachet annulé ; et étiquette de la librairie de Henri Vieillard, dont sa veuve, Mme Vieillard, fit don à l'Institut Catholique en 1902. Légères épidermures au dos

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        Études sur la Bière, ses maladies, causes qui les provoquent, procédé pour la rendre inaltérable, avec une théorie nouvelle de la fermentation.

      1876. Paris, Gauthier-Vallars, imprimeur-libraire, 1876. Petit in/4 reliure demi-toile moutarde, pièce de titre brune, couvertures conservées grise édition originale en 1er tirage, 386 pages, 12 planches et 85 figures in-texte. Page de titre avec une réparation sur le bas de la page. Rousseurs éparses. Dès 1870-71 Pasteur avec E. Duclaux, entreprend des recherches sur la bière. La guerre terminée, il fait aménager, dans le nouveau laboratoire de la rue d'Ulm, une petite brasserie pour pouvoir y continuer ses recherches sur la bière. Il Les altérations de la bière sont produites par des micro-organismes apportés par les poussières de l'air. Pasteur enseigne aux brasseurs à préserver les moûts des souillures et à chauffer la bière à 55° pour prévenir les maladies. relié Bon étatDeCollection

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        Pacchiarotto and How He Worked in Distemper: With Other Poems

      London: Smith, Elder, & Co, 1876. First edition. viii, 241, [1], [2, ads] pp. 8vo. Publisher's lilac cloth stamped in black and gilt, partially unopened. Fine, in custom half brown morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition. viii, 241, [1], [2, ads] pp. 8vo. Presentation copy to Browning's dear friend, "Fanny Haworth from her old & affectionate friend RB. July 18 '76." Euphrasia Fanny Haworth (1801-1883) was an artist and writer who Browning first met in 1835 at the home of the actor William Macready; she had already published, in 1827, a collection of stories called The Pine Tree Dell, and Other Tales. She and Browning became lifelong friends and correspondents. Miss Haworth makes an appearance as "Eyebright" in Sordello, and years later she painted a well-known portrait of Pen Browning. Wise 19. Provenance: Fanny Haworth (inscription from the author); James F. Drake (bookseller's code to last page, April 1931); Marjorie Wiggin Prescott (Christie's, 6 February 1981, lot 33)

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        Romeo & Juliet and As You Like It.

      London: Privately Printed for the Subscribers,, 1876. [Extracted from] The Plays of William Shakespeare, with the purest text, and the briefest notes. Edited by J. Payne Collier. Small quarto. Finely bound by Ramage c.1924 in red full morocco, spine gilt in compartments, sides bordered with double gilt rule, Romeo & Juliet quotation and date "13th August 1874" gilt to front board, As You Like It quotation and dated "13th August 1924" gilt to rear board, 9 ct. gold clasps, gilt-rolled turn-ins, all edges gilt. A few minor marks to rear board, excellent condition. An lavish and extraordinarily thoughtful Golden Wedding Anniversary gift, privately printed versions of Shakespeare's romantic plays Romeo & Juliet and As You Like It bound together in a fine Ramage binding, with 9 carat gold clasps bearing the initials of the married couple engraved in them. The front board bears an apposite quotation from Romeo & Juilet, "That book in many's eyes doth share the glory, / That in gold clasps locks in the golden story", and the rear one from As You Like It, "'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, / And after one hour more 'twill be eleven; / And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe." The dates of the wedding and anniversary are also given to front and rear, 13th August 1874 to 13th August 1924. Within the book is inscribed "To John & Euphans, Husband + Wife for 50 years. With appreciation + Joy + Love, from George. 13th August 1924. Having attained, attain." There is also a touching autograph letter laid in from George to the recipients, sending the book "as a belated supplementary Golden Wedding Gift, for I don't like a mere third part share in spoons. Bless your hearts. Live up to your high calling.

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        Les poissons. Synonymie - description - m

      2 parties en 3 volumes Paris, J. Rothschild, 1876-1877, in-4, 2 parties en 3 volumes [12]-232 + [12]-300 +[12]-292 pp, 260 planches en chromolithigraphie sous serpentes, demi-chagrin vert, dos à faux nerfs et à petits fleurons, Belle iconographie des poissons comprenant, outre les planches en couleurs, 131 illustrations sur bois dans le texte. Tome premier : Poissons d'eau douce, illustré de soixante chromolithographies. Tomes 2 et 3: Les poissons de mer, première et deuxième parties, illustrées de 200 chromolithographies. Annotations à l'encre sur les gardes blanche, cachet de l'École Normale de Gap cachet rouge du service de documentation du lycée d'État de jeunes filles de Gap. Charnières intérieures fendues, l'une réparée à l'adhésif. Quelques épidermures. Nissen ZBI, 1548.

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        Dictionnaire de la langue Dènè-Dindjié dialects Montagnais ou Chippewayan, Peaux de lièvre et Loucheux.Précédé d'une monographie des Dènè-Dindjié d'une grammaire et de tableaux synoptiques des conjugaisons

      Ernest Leroux.San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft, Paris 1876 - First edition limited to 350 copies, this is one of 150 on regular paper for the use of the Mackenzie Mission, and not for sale; large 4to, pp. lxxxviii, 367, [1]; title page printed in red and black; lexicon in quadruple column; 5 large folding tables at the back; original printed wrappers bound in (the front wrapper torn); contemporary red library cloth, gilt-lettered spine; very good. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate with a Newberry bookplate, and a released stamp on the verso of the front wrapper. Issued as the second volume in the publisher's Bibliothèque de linguistique et d'ethnographie americaines. Pilling, Proof-sheets, 2968; Pilling, Athapascan, p. 79: "Comparative grammar of the Montagnais, Peaux-de-lièvre, and Loucheux.Dictionary of the Dènè-Dindjié in four columns, French, Montagnais, Peaux-de-lièvre, and Loucheux, arranged alphabetically by French words. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Dictionnaire de la langue Dènè-Dindjié dialects Montagnais ou Chippewayan, Peaux de lièvre et Loucheux...Précédé d'une monographie des Dènè-Dindjié d'une grammaire et de tableaux synoptiques des conjugaisons

      Paris: Ernest Leroux...San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft, 1876. First edition limited to 350 copies, this is one of 150 on regular paper for the use of the Mackenzie Mission, and not for sale; large 4to, pp. lxxxviii, 367, [1]; title page printed in red and black; lexicon in quadruple column; 5 large folding tables at the back; original printed wrappers bound in (the front wrapper torn); contemporary red library cloth, gilt-lettered spine; very good. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate with a Newberry bookplate, and a released stamp on the verso of the front wrapper. Issued as the second volume in the publisher's Bibliothèque de linguistique et d'ethnographie americaines. Pilling, Proof-sheets, 2968; Pilling, Athapascan, p. 79: "Comparative grammar of the Montagnais, Peaux-de-lièvre, and Loucheux...Dictionary of the Dènè-Dindjié in four columns, French, Montagnais, Peaux-de-lièvre, and Loucheux, arranged alphabetically by French words.

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        De Paris à Pékin par terre : Siberie - Mongolie

      de front. (carte dépliante en Paris, E. Plon, 1876, in-18, de front. (carte dépliante en couleurs), X, (1 ff.), 394, (1) pages, 15 planches (dont une dépliante), demi-basane bleu de l'époque, dos lisse, Édition originale. Meignan, auteur de plusieurs livres de voyages, dit dans sa préface : "J'ai parcouru en plein hiver la Sibérie, la Mongolie, le désert de Gobi et la Chine septentrionale. Ce n'est donc pas de régions inexplorées, dont je vais parler, mais de pays peu connus, sur lesquels j'espère apporter quelques détails ignorés." Dos un peu pâli mais un bel exemplaire

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        PRINCIPES DE DROIT CIVIL

      BRUYLANT-CHRISTOPHE & C, 1876. 33 Voll. In-8 (Cm 22,5 x 13), pp. 590 - 671 - 650 - 676 - 676 - 717 - 696 - 693 - 677 - 748 - 688 - 624 - 639 - 703 - 676 - 609 - 638 - 699 - 683 - 724 - 580 - 594 - 603 - 639 - 652 - 576 - 606 - 593 - 595 - 552 - 592 - 659 - 601, legatura mezza pelle con titoli e fregi al dorso. Seconda edizione (Deuxieme edition). Lingua francese. Strappetto lungo il margine interno del frontespizio del volume primo. I volumi presentano qualche leggera ingiallitura alle soprattutto alle prime ed ultime carte. In rari casi pieghetta all'unghia esterna dei piatti. Notati al volume 16 alcuni segnetti a china coevi. Ordinari segni del tempo. MOLTO BUONO Francese

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        Analyse infinitésimale des courbes dans l'espace

      564pp Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1876, in-4, 564pp, demi-chagrin brun, dos à faux nerfs, L'abbé Aoust est un mathématicien et astronome français, né à Béziers en 1814, mort en 1885. Sa carrière universitaire s'est déroulée à Marseille. Ses travaux portent essentiellement sur la géométrie. Quelques unes de ses publications : Analyse infinitésimale des courbes planes : contenant la résolution d'un grand nombre de problèmes choisis, à l'usage des candidats à la licence es sciences Théorie des coordonnées curvilignes quelconques. Analyse infinitésimale des courbes tracées sur une surface quelconque. Sur l'analyse des courbes rapportées à un système quelconque de coordonnées. Considérations sur les études géométriques et cinématiques de M. Habich de Lima : lues dans la séance (de l'Académie de Marseille) du 15 décembre 1881. Nombreuses formules mathématiques avec des explications quand à leurs théories. Cachet ex-libris de Henri Viellard. Cachet annulé de l'institut catholique de Paris.

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        Annuaire pour l'an 1876 par le Bureau de longitudes

      612pp., 3pl. Paris, Gauthier-Villars, s.d. [1876], in-12, 612pp, 3pl, demi-chagrin marine, dos à nerfs (reliure moderne), 3 planches représentant l'observatoire du parc Montsouris, la carte des lignes d'égale déclinaison magnétique et, pour la première fois, le revolver photographique de Janssen. L'ouvrage comporte en effet un chapitre de Jules Janssen sur la mission du Japon pour l'observation du passage de Vénus (p. 572). Janssen (1824-1907) inventa le dispositif du revolver pour photographier l'éclipse du Soleil par la planète Vénus, en 1874. La conjonction de Vénus et du Soleil n'ayant lieu que deux fois tous les cent treize ans, à huit ans d'intervalle, cet événement astronomique fit l'objet d'une intense préparation de la part de la communauté scientifique internationale. Ce point noir, à peine visible à l'oeil nu, permettait surtout d'évaluer la distance précise entre la Terre et le Soleil. Près de 100 stations furent installées dans le monde entier par l'Empire russe, l'Allemagne, l'Angleterre et les États-Unis. La France, sous la houlette de l'Académie des sciences présidée par Jean-Baptiste Dumas, installa trois stations d'observation dans l'hémisphère nord, à Pékin, Yokohama et Saigon, et trois dans l'hémisphère sud, aux îles Saint-Paul et Campbell ainsi qu'à Nouméa. Embarqué sans l'autorisation de l'Académie, le revolver photographique de Janssen permettait d'enregistrer simultanément la prise de vue et le moment où elle se déroulait, grâce à un disque animé d'une rotation périodique. L'appareil permettait de prendre, au moment où le contact allait se produire, une série de photographies, à des intervalles de temps très courts et réguliers, de manière que l'image photographique de ce contact fût nécessairement comprise dans la série et donnât en même temps l'instant précis du phénomène. Cette méthode très originale indexait la prise de vue sur la mesure du temps, transformant ainsi la photographie en une sorte d'horloge enregistreuse. Cette invention est considérée comme le premier exemple de chronophotographie, voire comme l'ancêtre du cinématographe. En dépit de son ingéniosité, l'Académie refusa de publier les résultats du révolver dans son compte-rendu officiel ; l'Annuaire du Bureau des Longitudes est donc le premier organe responsable de la mise à disposition du public des travaux révolutionnaires de Janssen. Ils furent également publiés dans un tiré à part, en 1876, chez Gauthier-Villars (Janssen, Mission du Japon pour l'observation du passage de Vénus. In-16, 19 pp, planche). L'Annuaire pour l'année 1876 comporte aussi un texte de Mouchez sur la mission de l'île Saint-Paul pour l'observation du passage de Vénus (p. 537). Bon état. Sicard, "Le révolver photographique de Jules Janssen", Études photographiques, n° 4, mai 1998.

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        THE DWALE BLUTH | HEBDITCH'S LEGACY | and Other Literary Remains

      1876 - ["From the Author's Father"] Edited by William M. Rossetti and F. Hueffer. With a Memoir and Two Portraits. [In Two Volumes.] London: Tinsley Brothers, 1876. Original rose-brown cloth on beveled boards. First Edition -- of the second and final title by "Nolly" Brown, who died of pyæmia (blood-poisoning) at the age of 19, two years before this book was published. He was the son of the famous Pre-Raphaelite painter Ford Madox Brown; his sister Catherine married Francis Hueffer (born Franz Hüffer); and his half-sister Lucy married (in the year of Oliver's death) William Michael Rossetti. Born into the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Oliver (on the title pages his middle and last names are hyphenated) showed early genius in art, in poetry, and in fiction.~These two volumes, put together (and with a memoir by) his two brothers-in-law, contain all of his writing except for his novel GABRIEL DENVER, which had been published in 1873. In addition to several prose fragments and poems, the text consists of the two tales cited on the title page (each was an unfinished novel, which the editors finished based on knowledge they had of the author's plan) -- plus, the complete novel THE BLACK SWAN, which is perhaps the most important of the three, because it is, in fact, GABRIEL DENVER before the author was forced by its publisher to alter its plot and title. (THE BLACK SWAN is about a wife's revenge upon her husband and his lover; considered too "harsh" by the publisher, GABRIEL DENVER is instead about a spiteful cousin's revenge, and has a happy ending.) Incidentally, "dwale bluth" is an old North Devonshire name for the poisonous plant belladonna, or "deadly nightshade," and this dark tale is about a woman's obsession over it.~Each volume has a frontispiece portrait of the author by his father -- one as a four-year-old, and one at the time he was writing these pieces.~This is a very good set. We have encountered only about five copies in our 35+ years in business, and every one of them has had some chipping of the spine ends, which is the case here. There is other minor soil and edge-wear, and there is slight cracking of the original pale-yellow endpapers. Despite these flaws, we have not seen a better copy.~Wolff 880, which is a presentation copy to Swinburne "from the Author's Father" ("The death at nineteen of this brilliantly versatile and precocious artist and novelist, son of Ford Madox Brown, and brother-in-law of William Michael Rossetti and Francis Hueffer, deeply distressed the boy's father and all the brethren of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Both his books are rare."); Wolff Strange Stories p. 40 ("Had The Black Swan appeared as the work of a mature and experienced novelist, it would have been an arresting novel. As the first effort of a seventeen-year-old writer, it is quite unbelievable").~Note: the front endpaper of Vol I bears the inked inscription "From the Author's Father". We know of several such copies (some inscribed to an individual such as Wolff's copy above, some just like this copy, but always "from the Author's Father"; we are not handwriting experts but, comparing the hand to Ford Madox Brown's, we could not definitely claim it to be his; the volumes were perhaps sent out at his request by the publisher. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Svenska slott.

      Wijk. Sthlm, 1876. (2),55,(1 blank),XVI,(24) s. & 2 färgplr. Aningen nött men stiligt brunt halvmarokängbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och övre rött snitt (Hedberg). Pärmarna aningen bågnade. Det lagade och lite solkiga främre omslaget uppklistrat och medbundet sist. Med väl utförda lagningar i yttre marginalen på s. 5-8 och I-VIII. Fläck i övre marginalen på s. (17-21). Svenska slott och herrgårdar III. Omslaget numrerat 23. En stor del av upplagan förstördes i Centraltryckeriets brand i december 1875 och Björck och Börjesson som saluförde detta exemplar i sin topografikatalog 360 menade att boken hör "till de största och mest eftersökta rariteterna i svensk topografisk litteratur". De båda färgplanscherna föreställer "Wijks mur" respektive "Riddarsalen". Med bilagor av avtryckta medeltida brev och äldre inventarielistor samt på slutet en "förteckning å samlingarne på Wijk" över bland annat de omfattande vapen- och konstsamlingarna. De var delvis arv och delvis ihopsamlade av Gustaf von Essen (1803-74), som tog över medeltidsslottet Wik efter sin mor 1855.

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        Le microscope. Son emploi et ses applications

      de VIII, 772 pages et 4 Paris, Masson, 1876, in-8, de VIII, 772 pages et 4 planches, demi-toile noire (plats frottés, mors inférieur fendu en queue et en tête), Première édition. 4 planches lithographiées par Headington et nombreuses figures dans le texte. L'auteur tente ici de faire un traité de vulgarisation du microscope, à l'instar de son homologue anglais, Carpenter ("The Microscope and its revelations"). Après une étude de l'instrument, Pelletan traite de ses applications à l'histologie, à la botanique et à l'étude des animaux inférieurs. Exemplaire enrichi d'une lettre de l'auteur dans laquelle celui-ci défend un passage de son livre, p. 289. La lettre est reliée en regard. Correct exemplaire de travail portant des tampons de l'Institut Catholique de Paris et l'ex-libris de "V. Fernique".

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        Cours divers sur l'aliénation mentale

      893 pages [Paris], 1876-1877, in-4, 893 pages, demi-basane verte, Notes prises par l'un des élèves de l'aliéniste Jules Falret (1824-1902) au cours des leçons cliniques données à l'École pratique ; soit 22 leçons données entre le 14 novembre 1876 et le 3 février 1877. Les LEÇONS DE FALRET N'ONT JAMAIS ÉTÉ PUBLIÉES. Selon le témoignage de l'un de ses élèves, l'historien de la psychiatrie René Semelaigne, Falret avait eu à coeur de publier ses cours : « le voeu [de Falret] ne devait pas se réaliser, et ce fut grand dommage, car les leçons auxquelles j'ai pu assister offraient le plus vif intérêt ; j'en avais recueilli plusieurs et regrette de les avoir égarées ». Jules-Philippe-Joseph Falret (1824-1902), reçu internes des hôpitaux de Paris en 1847, passa deux années à la Salpêtrière avant de rejoindre la maison de santé de Vanves créée par son père Jean-Pierre (1794-1870) et par Félix Voisin. En 1853, il soutint sa thèse inaugurale intitulée Recherches sur la folie paralytique et diverses paralysies générales. Dès 1854, il est admis au sein de la Société médico-psychologique, dont il deviendra le président en 1871. En 1867, il fut nommé médecin de Bicêtre, poste qu'il occupa jusqu'en 1884 pour succéder à Moreau de Tours à la Salpêtrière, qu'il quittera en 1897. A la mort de son père, il reprit la direction de la maison de Vanves en 1872 et s'adjoignit la collaboration de Jules Cotard jusqu'en 1889, puis de Léon-François Arnaud. En août 1889, lors du Congrès international de médecine tenu sous sa présidence, il fut décidé de la création d'un congrès annuel de médecine mentale, auquel il prit plusieurs fois part. La volonté de Jules Falret de réunir ses travaux épars sur les maladies mentales prit forme avec la publication, en 1890, de son ouvrage principal, les Études cliniques et des Aliénés et les asiles d'aliénés, assistance, législation et médecine légale , la plupart de ses écrits avaient paru dans les Archives générales et dans les Annales médico-psychologiques. Les leçons cliniques en elles-mêmes sont restées inédites. Dos fortement insolé et épidermé.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Lahr, 10. XII. 1876.

      1876. 2 SS. Gr.-4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten zur Übersendung eines Gedichtes und mit einer längeren Auslassung über das Handwerk des Dichters: "[...] Lyrik kann ein Jurist aufbringen, besser als die Journalisten, die oft wähnen, Ihr Handwerk sei Dichterprofession. Ich glaube aber, es ist noch lähmender als der scharfe Umgang mit dem ganzen kunstsuchenden u. fliehenden Volke. Nur sollte doch Einer, der Schwingen an seinen Achseln fühlt, die besten Jahre der Kraft nicht in Aktenluft u. im Dintenhaus [!] verlieren. Man rechnet auf später, um Größeres zu vollführen; es geht aber nicht, wenn man den Beruf in Ehren halten will. Sehen Sie wohl zu! Reiche haben es darin gut, sie dichten aber nichts - oder selten genug. Eine anständige Stellung im Leben einzunehmen, hält einen wackeren Poesie-Menschen vom zeitraubenden und zweifelhaften Journalismus ab, er geht in den Staatsdienst. Ob er wieder loskommt? Es muß Einer wohl - ich rede nicht von ihnen, der Sie vielleicht glücklichst situirt sind - bei Zeiten einen Roman schreiben oder ein Lustspiel (Letzteres erstrebe ich schon lange) - um sich die Freiheit zu schaffen, dann kann er der Poesie leben. Aber auch das ist vielleicht Täuschung. Die fruchtbaren Schriftsteller schreiben doch am Ende bloß zwei bis drei gute Werke. Ob sie davon leben können? Sie geben darum Fabrikwaare. Nomina sunt odiosa [...]". - Der Sohn des badischen Innenministers Ludwig Friedrich Eichrodt (1789-1844) war im Justizdienst tätig und trat seit 1849 auch als Schriftsteller hervor. Gemeinsam mit Adolf Kußmaul (1822-1902) veröffentlichte er 1853 die in den "Fliegenden Blättern" vorabgedruckten "Gedichte in allerlei Humoren", worin "die mißglückte Aneignung bürgerlicher Welt- und Kultursicht durch die unteren Schichten" parodiert und "mit der Gestalt Gottlieb Biedermaiers einer ganzen Epoche" ein Name gegeben wurde (DBE). Neben Satirischem schrieb Eichrodt auch Dramen, Libretti und Gedichte ernsten Inhalts. Vgl. auch Kosch I, 423. - Die Ränder mit Resten von Verschlußmarken.

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        Milano

      Milano 1876 - Interessante e rara veduta della città di Milano ed in particolare della nuova Piazza Duomo e la Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Il particolare punto di presa mette in evidenza anche altri monumenti milanesi come ad esempio l'Arco di Trionfo, l'Arena etc. Ottima conservazione. Non menzionata nella bibliografia di riferimento mm 198x575

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        Daniel Deronda.

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, , 1876. 4 volumes, octavo. Original dark maroon cloth, black french fillet border to front cover, french fillet border in blind to rear, lettering to spine in gilt, top and fore edge untrimmed, brown endpapers. Owner inscription in pen to pastedown of volume I, small areas of wear to front cover of volume III, a touch of rubbing to all spines with gently bumped ends, clean and bright copies throughout. An excellent set. First edition in book form (less commonly met with than the first edition bound from parts). With the erratum slip tipped onto p. 394 of Vol. III and also without the contents leaves, which Sadleir presumed a first issue point. Daniel Deronda was Eliot's final novel and her most controversial, due to her sympathetic rendering of Zionism.

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        1876 First Bible Translated by a Woman - Julia Smith

      The Holy Bible containing the old and new testaments translated literally from the originals. Published by American Publishing Hartford, Conn. 1876 First Edition hardcover. Stamped cloth binding, with "The Holy Bible Translated by Julia E. Smith." on the front panel and "Holy Bible" in gilt on spine. 7" x 9.75" 892 pages (old testament) plus 276 pages (new testament). This Bible, translated into English from the original languages by Julia E. Smith, is the first bible translation by a Woman. The first edition of the Julia Smith translation, one of 950 copies in cloth from a total issue of 1000 (950 were bound in cloth and 5 in leather). Front cover loose.

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        ARCHIVIO Storico per le Province Napoletane. 1876 - 1947

      1876. ARCHIVIO Storico per le Province Napoletane. Fascicoli dispari. Anno I 1876 fascicolo II e IV. Anno III 1878 fascicolo I. Anno VIII 1883 fascicolo II. Anno XVIII 1893 fascicolo I,III e IV. Anno XXI 1896 fascicolo III. Anno XXII 1897 fascicolo II e III. Anno XXIII 1898 fascicolo III. Anno XXXVIII 1913 fascicolo I. Nuova serie: Anno II 1916 fascicolo I. Anno III 1917 fascicolo I e II insieme. Anno XXIV 1938, un volume. Anno XXV 1939, un volume. Anno XXIX 1943, un volume. Anno XXX 1947, un volume. Raccolta di 18 volumi in 8vo. Copertine editoriali. Alcuni volumi slegati.

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        Notes of a Voyage from New South Wales to the North Coast of Australia, from the Journal of the Late Francis Napier.

      [James R. Napier], [Glasgow] 1876 - Hardback small (19.0 x 13.0 cm), no jacket as issued, very good condition, original blue cover (gilt vignette, border & spine lettering, little faded), black endpapers, full-page black & white plates, frontispiece portrait (tissue guard), errata page, maps (including foldouts at rear, creased at folds), minor foxing (mainly plates & maps & page edges), edges & pages faintly toned, bottom edge little bumped, some edgewear, two small bookshop stickers. 96 pp. (Estimated date, 1876, Trove catalogue.) In 1867 Francis Napier joined the South Australian Government expedition under Captain Francis Cadell to the north coast of the state (now the Northern Territory) searching for suitable sites for a capital and agricultural settlement. He examined the Liverpool River, went up the Roper River in a small steamer and visited Port Darwin, Anson Bay and the Victoria River. Cadell's report, published in the South Australian Parliamentary Papers for 1867, was criticised at the time. Thus, the Napier 'Notes' are the only public account of the expedition, and are an important document of the early contact and charting of the region. Compiled from the Napier journal by his family, and privately printed in Glasgow following his death in 1875. The plates, drawn with lithographic crayon, are by a brother of Napier, and are signed 'JMN'. (Ferguson 13058. Scarce. Small bookshop stickers: A. H. Spencer Hill of Content, Berkelouw Bookdealers. All five maps present: 1 internal page, and 4 as foldouts. All 8 lithographic plates present, as listed on contents page.). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay.

      London: Bickers. 1876 - 4 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A very good looking set with wide gilt raised bands, twin labels, gilt centre tools and top edges. A new edition, revised with engraved portraits throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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