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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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        Autograph letter signed "E. Wolf-Ferrari."

      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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        Slave Trade. No. 3 (1876). Communications from Dr. Kirk, respecting the suppression of the land slave traffic in the dominions of the Sultan of Zanzibar. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. 1876. [C.- 1521]. London, Harrison and Sons, 1876.

      1876. Folio. (2), 6 , (2) pp. Sewn. A report by British administrator John Kirk on the ongoing slave trade in the dominions of Sultan Barghash bin Said of Zanzibar. - Well-preserved. Bennett 502.

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        Autograph letter signed ("R. F. Burton"). Trieste, Consulate, 19. VI. 1876.

      1876. 3 pp. Small 8vo. On his blue notepaper with his Arabic heading. To the publisher and author George Bentley (1828-95), stating that he has "polished up Scinde, now 'Sind' or the Unhappy Valley, that is I have almost re-written it. As your late father was the first to publish it I think it only fair to offer it to you. The augmentations will fatten the volumes, and I have a lot of photographs and old sketches (caricatures of Sir Charles Napier etc.etc.) which I think might be introduced with advantage, but are you inclined so to do? [...]". He says he will wait, "before giving the last touches to the book and then send it [...] When you receive it you will make up your mind and let me know [...] I shall probably be at Trieste for some time, but residence is always doubtful under the F.O. After Iceland, 6 months in India & Sind a little rest is of course desirable, to get it however is the difficulty [...]". - Burton brought Napier much detailed information on wife killing and bizarre reality although Napier had signed the death warrants of several rich convicted murderers. Napier was impressed by Burton's reports and would accept counsel from him. Burton, for example, suggested that Napier continue the practice of killing a murderer by shooting him out of a cannon rather than hanging, as a lack of proper burial would mean the Muslim would never reach paradise. Napier was disturbed by reports of homosexuality amongst the Muslims. Certain reports spoke of male brothels in Karachi which were corrupting the troops, and Napier asked Burton to investigate. Burton agreed to do this on the "express condition that my report should not be forwarded to the Bombay Government, from whom supporters of the Conqueror's policy could expect scant favour, justice, or mercy."

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

      American Publishing Company, Hartford 1876 - First Edition, First Issue printed on wove paper with the half title page printed on a separate leaf that is blank on the verso. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's blue cloth with light wear to the boards. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely UNRESTORED copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gli Abitanti della Luna (Carro premiato)

      1876-77. "La prima volta che il carro apparve era proprio un pezzo di luna caduto in terra...Essendo stato, poi, necessario di costruire la maggiore parte del carro in cartapesta, questa soffrì tanto le avarie della battaglia carnevalesca che il carro dovè ritirarsi dal corso prima di sera...Quegli otto signori però non si diedero per vinti, e otto giorni dopo presero tale rivincita...Il carro non era più mezza luna, ma un pezzo di cielo stellato caduto in terra con la luna e gli abitanti di quest'ultima.". Di seguito l'elenco dei gentiluomini che montavano su quel carro: il Barone di S. Giuseppe, il Principe di Ardore, il Conte Emanuele Ricciardi, il Cav. Gerardo Quarto di Belgioioso, il Cav. Giovanni Quarto di Belgioioso, il Cav. Francesco Brancacci, il Signor Marino Sorvillo, il Cav. Francesco Curtopassi. La stampa è corredata da interessante tavola descrittiva. Litografia su fondo seppia in bella coloritura coeva all'acquerello. Alcune macchie nel margine inferiore, che non compromettono il buono stato di conservazione. mm 358x530

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

      London: John Murray,, 1876. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt and with decorative band at head and foot, blind-tooled rules and decorations to boards, brown endpapers. With fold-out diagram. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Some rubbing to extremities, front hinge starting but text block sound, some light foxing to contents. A very good copy. Sixth edition, eighteenth thousand; the first issue of the final definitive text. This issue was of 1,250 copies only, as small as any, "and is remarkably hard to come by" (Freeman). There are only slight corrections from the 1872 text but they are undoubtedly those of Darwin himself. Stereos of this issue were used for the very many issues which followed, from 1878 to 1929. Modern reprints of the Origin usually state that they are based on the sixth edition of 1872, but they are actually based on this of 1876.

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      Camden, NJ: [n.p.], 1876. Very Good binding. Signed. The Author's Edition, signed by Whitman on the title page. A rebacked copy, with quite a pleasant and sympathetic spine in pale calf, over the publishers green marbled boards. By anyone's reckoning, a cornerstone of 19th century poetry, this mid-career iteration of his great work contains 195 poems, many more than in its first publication. With with the Samuel Hollyer engraving of Whitman printed on verso facing p. 29; the leaf of coated paper with the Linton engraving of Potter's photograph of Whitman printed on the verso facing page 285; advertisement leaf is present. BAL 2412; Myerson A 2.5.c2. (BAL 2412; Myerson A 2.5.c2). Very Good binding.

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        Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The

      1876. first edition. First American Edition, First PrintingTWAIN, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford, Conn.: The American Publishing Company, 1876.First American edition, first printing, with the following points: printed on wove paper and half-title and frontispiece printed on separate leaves (with verso of half-title and recto of frontispiece blank) and all six fly-leaves on laid paper.Square octavo (8 3/8 x 6 1/2 inches; 213 x 166 mm.). [6, blank], xvi, [17]-274, [1], [1, blank], [4, publisher?s advertisements (?Revised December 1st, 1876.?)], [6, blank] pp. Wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous wood-engraved text illustrations by True Williams and others. Pages, 215/6, 243/4 & 245/6 with tiny pieces (1/4 x 1/8 inch max) torn away from upper corner. Some expert and very small repairs to inner hinges, some light stains to rear endpapers just affecting last two blank fly-leaves. Some light occasional marginal soiling, but still an excellent copy.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 center. Original peach endpapers. Head and tail of spine and corners expertly and almost invisibly strengthened, small abrasion with loss of cloth (1/8 inch square) on rear cover, gilt on spine a little dull. Neat early ink presentation inscription on the front free endpaper, dated Dec 25th/76. Even with the aforementioned issues this is still an exceptional copy of the very rare first issue of this classic tale. Housed in a quarter black morocco clamshell case.?Turning away from the adult corruption and humbuggery which he had satirized in The Gilded Age, Mark Twain refreshed his spirit in this semi-autobiographical story of boyhood. The irresponsibility, the love of odd adventure, and the sense of natural justice as opposed to the village code, which characterize the heroes of this book and its sequel Huckleberry Finn, presented a sharp contrast to the Sunday School or rags-to-riches literature which was then the common fare doled out to children. For once, the natural rights of the small boy were set forth by a great writer who remembered his own childhood, when he had indeed inveigled some boys into whitewashing a fence for him, given pain-killer to his cat, teased his brother unmercifully, and continually sharpened his wits in devising ways of escaping punishment. These books let fresh air into the minds of parents who had shut the door on their own childhood, and they will be classics the world over as long as there are boys? (Grolier, 100 American).?The book was published during December 1876 although application for copyright had been made as early as July 21, 1875; copies were not received for entry at the Library of Congress until January 2, 1877. The [first] English edition [published by Chatto & Windus, London] was published on June 9, 1876, about six months before the American edition was put on sale? (Peter Parley to Penrod).BAL 3369. Grolier, 100 American, 79. Johnson, Twain, pp. 27-30. Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 43-44.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

      The American Publishing Co., 1876 First US edition, first printing. Rare publisher's library sheepskin with original black morocco gilt spine label. Original peach endpapers. An excellent copy. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.

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        LA CHANSON DES GUEUX. Gueux des champs. Gueux de Paris. Nous autres gueux.

      Edition originale Paris, à la Librairie illustrée, sd (1876). In-12 demi-maroquin aubergine à coins, dos lisse orné de frises dorées en long, auteur et titre dorés, 248pp. RARE EDITION ORIGINALE."Quelques jours après son apparition, le volume fut saisi comme contenant des outrages à la morale publique et aux bonnes moeurs et le 17 juillet 1876 le tribunal de la Seine condamnait Richepin, limprimeur et léditeur; lappel fut interjeté et la cour confirma le jugement en ordonnant en plus la suppression et la destruction du livre". "Le crime de Richepin fut de lèse-bourgeois, et cest dans largot quil trouve son ton le mieux assuré. Lui-même poète se définit en Roi des gueux, et lon continuera dapprécier certaines de ses apostrophes, pour cette raison"; (Clouzot, p. 235; Vicaire, VI, 1110; Dictionnaire des oeuvres érotiques, p. 95).Cet exemplaire contient les 2 poèmes supprimés (Fils de fille, La ballade de joyeuse vie) et les poèmes censurés (Idylle de pauvres, Frère il faut vivre, Voyou).Rousseurs normales, sinon bel exemplaire ENRICHI de 7 gravures de Courbouin. Reliure signée Durvand.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Dresden, 4. XII. 1876.

      1876. 4 SS. 8vo. An den Schauspieler Josef Lewinski (1835-1907): "Es ist eine starke Zumuthung die ich an Ihr zwar gewiß vortreffliches Gedächtniß richte, wenn ich voraussetze dass Sie sich meiner noch entsinnen: ich kam aber der Versuchung nicht widerstehen Ihnen zu erzählen, wie wohlthuend ich vor einigen Tagen an Sie erinnert worden bin, und würde mich sehr glücklich schätzen, wenn meine Mittheilung Ihnen gleichfalls nicht unwillkommen wäre. Ich hatte meinen kleinen Kreise, zu welchem Frau Marie Seebach, Herr von Heidler, Gesandschafts-Secretär der österreichischen Legation und einige Herren gehörten die vor Kurzem in Wien gewesen waren, eine eben fertig gewordene Übersetzung von Coppée's Luthier de Crémone vorgelesen und nach deren Beendigung geäußert ich wolle sie der hiesigen Theater Intendanz zur Aufführung vorschlagen. Da rief Frau Seebach, und alle genannten stimmten ihr bei: Lieber doch in Wien! Herr Lewinski würde den Filippo geben, wie kein anderer in Deutschland! Hier in Dresden ist keiner der die Rolle übernehmen könnte [...]". Ich weiß das das Stück seinen Erfolg auf dem theatre francois ganz vorzüglich dem vortrefflichen Spiel des Schauspielers Coquelin verdankt, und weiß noch gewisser, dass Sie es eben so zur Geltung bringen würden, wie Jener [...]". - Das Stück des französischen Schriftstellers François Edouard Joachim Coppée (1842-1908) war im selben Jahr erschienen; die erwähnte Übersetzung von Wolf Graf Baudissin erschien im Jahr darauf unter dem Titel 'Der Geigenmacher von Cremona'.

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        English Lake Scenery.

      First edn, Thompson, London, 1876. Folio, [ii], x, list of views, 22 fine mounted chromolitho plates each with a page of text, 1p cat. 25x33 cm. Original decorative cloth gilt, with attractive calf spine, gilt with raised bands, by Symington of York. Slight wear, some marginal marking not affecting the plates, else nr fine copy. All edges gilt. DNB Elijah Walton, 1832 - 1880 'painter of mountain scenery in oil & watercolour'. Neate W10 'Walton delighted in mountain scenery & atmospheric effects; noted for his truthful rendering of rock structure & mountain form'. Perret 4518 'Peu courant et recherché pour ses illustrations'. Walton's fine colour plates are very attractive.

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        New York from Bergen Hill: Hoboken.

      1876 - London, 1876. Wood-engraving, printed area 490 x 1150mm. Laid on canvas. A particularly fine example with a dark impression. An impressive prospect of Manhattan Island, drawn by Thomas Sulman and engraved by Robert Loudan for a supplement to the Illustrated London News, celebrating the centennial of the United States. The elevated viewpoint of Bergen Hill allows the grid street plan to be visible. On the left is Central Park, showing Olmstead's redesign as completed in 1873, three years before this prospect was published. On the right is Brooklyn, with the two towers of Brooklyn Bridge shown, seven years before it opened. On the Hudson and East rivers are illustrations of river traffic including paddle steamers. The Illustrated London News was the world's first illustrated weekly news magazine, founded in 1842, using wood-engraving to produce illustrations cost-effectively. To make subscriptions more attractive the publishers regularly issued 'supplements' for subscribers only, with a larger format illustration, often city prospects such as this. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Schwerin, 26. III. 1876.

      1876. 3 SS. 8vo. "Augenblicklich sind beide Orchester-Partituren von Op. 99 in Leipzig zur Abschrift bei Tümler. Von diesem Manne beziehen größtentheils alle Musikdirigenten ihre neuen Musikalien für Orchester. Aus dem mir gerade zur Hand liegenden beiden Konzert-Programmen werden Sie die Beliebtheit des Liedes ‚Die Sonne sinkt' ersehen [...]". - Kücken war als Flötist, Bratschist und später als Erster Geiger Mitglied des großherzoglichen Theaterorchesters. Er kam an den Hof des Großherzogs Paul Friedrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, setzte seit 1832 seine Studien in Berlin fort und wurde Musiklehrer des Prinzen Georg von Cumberland, des späteren Königs von Hannover. 1841 wurde er Kompositionsschüler Simon Sechters in Wien, war 1843 Dirigent von Männergesangsfesten in der Schweiz und wurde zum Schweriner Hofkomponisten ernannt. Nach weiteren Studien in Paris wurde er Stuttgarter Hofkapellmeister. Seit 1857 lebte er als freier Komponist in Schwerin.

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        Underground Jerusalem: an account of some of the principal difficulties encountered in its exploration and the results obtained. With a narrative of an expedition through the Jordan Valley and a visit to the Samaritans. London, Richard Bentley & Son, 1876.

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

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      Chicago: George F. Cram, 1876. Colored engraved folding map, 29 1/2 x 39 inches. Folding into original 16mo. cloth covers, stamped in gilt and blind. A bit of light staining in the upper portion. A handsome copy, vibrantly colored. A very attractive Missouri pocket map, beautifully printed and colored by county. Railroad lines are a special feature of the map, and their profusion throughout the state is highlighted. The map is copyrighted 1872 but dated 1876 in the cartouche. Cram began issuing this Missouri pocket map in 1869 and it was quite popular, appearing in updated editions in 1870, 1871, and 1873. County-by-county census results are printed on the front pastedown of the cover, showing Missouri's total population at more than 1.7 million. This edition is not in Rumsey or in Karrow, and Phillips' MAPS lists only the 1873 edition. There are only two copies of this 1876 edition listed in OCLC, at Cornell and the Kansas State Historical Society. OCLC 63915684.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (= Collection of British Authors, Tauchnitz Edition, Vol. 1622). Authorized Edition. Erschienen im Jahr der Erstausgabe.

      Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig 1876 - 1876. 303 Seiten. Einfacher Einband, Der Rücken etwas beschädigt und geklebt. Exlibris auf Vorsatz. Hdschr. Vermerke auf Vor- und Nachsatz. Innen gut erhalten --- In englischer Sprache [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits

      MacMillan and Co., Limited, London - 1876, 1st edition, 1st printing. () Very good. xi, 83 [1]. 12mo. Original buff pictorial cloth with black illustrations and lettering stamped to both boards and spine. Some minor defects to the hinges have been professionally restored. Corners a bit bumped. Black endpapers. All edges gilt. A small (5" X 3"), two page pamphlet by Lewis Carroll, entitled "An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves 'Alice'" from 1876 has been tipped in to the backside of the frontis. Black and white illustrations by Henry Holiday--9 plates in total, including the frontispiece, with original tissue guards. First issue error of "baker" on page 83. Internally clean and an overall near fine copy. A wonderfully well preserved copy of this bizarre book, made especially scarce by the pamphlet tipped in. This book is a fantastical poem involving a strange crew of tradesmen and a beaver as they set off on a journey to find "the snark". The illustrations by Holiday, as well as the highly decorative binding, greatly compliment this truly strange and lovely little book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Shores of Lake Aral.

      London Smith Elder 1876 - First edition. 8vo., xxviii, 352 pp., 2 folding maps (1 in pocket at rear), original green pictorial cloth gilt with black borders, An important account of western Turkestan. Wood, a geographer and major in the Royal Engineers, accompanied an expedition under the auspices of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society to examine the river Amu Darya (or Oxus) and the region around Lake Aral, large areas of which had been annexed by the Russians in 1873. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Liberté. Journal quotidien politique et religieux. 15 Jahrgänge aus dem 19. Jahrhundert: 1876 - 1888; 1896; 1899.

      Fribourg, 1876 - 1899. Softcover Angeboten wird ein Konvolut von 15 Jahrgängen der Schweizer Tageszeitung \"La Liberté\" aus dem 19. Jahrhundert: 1876 bis 1888 durchgängig, dazu die Jg. 1896 und 1899. GUTER bis AKZEPTABLER Zustand. Zeitungen vergilbt und mit Lagerspuren, teilweise randrissig, vereinzelte Ausgaben mit Textverlust. 100% Vollständigkeit kann nicht gewährleistet werden. Aufgrund des hohen Gewichts müssen die Versandkosten separat vereinbart werden. // We offer a bundle of issues from 15 years of the Swiss newspaper \"La Liberté\". The following years are in stock: 1876 - 1888, 1896 and 1899. The issues are in GOOD to ACCEPTABLE condition. The newspapers are yellowed and show traces of shelf wear. Some issues damaged, very few issues possibly missing. Due to heavy weight the price for postage and packaging must be negotiated. atx zqx mbx Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        9 Eigenh. Brief m. U. Berchtesgaden und München, 12.III.1876, 2.I.1888, 4.I.1888, 10.I.1888, 9.III.1888, 18.XII.1888, 10.X.1890, 5.XII.1890 und 23.I.1891.

      1876. Zusammen 28 SS. 8vo und 12mo. An einen Bibliothekar (Karl Halm?): "Bei der Bearbeitung des Artikels Schubert für mein ‚biographisches Lexikon' finde im Verzeichnisse der Schubertschen Autographen, auch Ihren werthen Namen und dabei: ‚der zürnende Barde' von Franz Bruchmann [...]" (12.III.1876). Am 2.I.1888 schreibt Wurzbach an einen namentlich nicht genannten Professor: "Wie Sie lieber Herr Professor zu dem Gedanken [...] kommen, daß Sie, weil ich schweige einen persönlich ungünstigen Eindruck auf mich gemacht haben müßen, ist mir so wenig klar, wie die Ursache warum Russland a tout prix Krieg führen will. Als Sie damals im Frühling bei uns waren und wir einen heitren Tag erlebten, wartete ich einige Tage auf ein Lebenszeichen von Ihnen und da ein solches nicht kam, schrieb ich einen 6 oder 8 Seiten langen Brief an Sie noch ganz unter dem Eindruck des Wohlbehagens den Sie auf mich und meine bessere Haelfte gemacht [...]". Brief an einen Herrn Wimmer am 9.III.1888: "Am 5. Jänner 1876 kam in der Komischen Oper in Wien zum 1. Male die 3actige komische Operette ‚Fanfarullo' Text und Musik von Joseph Wirth zur Aufführung. Wissen Sie vielleicht [...] etwas näheres über diesen Wirth zu sagen`? [...]". "Sie haben mir wohl seiner Zeit ein Feuilleton von Ludwig Wothe ‚Der Gespenstige Hausherr von Ober St. Veit gesendet, aber über seine künstlerisches Thun [...] enthält dasselbe keine Zeyle [...]" (18.XII.1888). - Der in Laibach geborene Schriftsteller trat vor Abschluß seines Jusstudiums in den Militärdienst, der ihn u. a. nach Lemberg führte, wo er 1843 als erster aktiver österreichischer Offizier promovierte. Im Jahr darauf verließ er die Armee, wurde Skriptor an der Lemberger Universitätsbibliothek, 1849 Vorstand der Administrativen Bibliothek des Innenministeriums in Wien und anschließend Ministerialsekretär im Staatsministerium. Nach seiner Erhebung in den Ritterstand 1874 ging er in Pension und lebte fortan als wissenschaftlicher Schriftsteller in Berchtesgaden. Sein zwei Jahre vor seinem Tod abgeschlossenes Lebenswerk ist das "Biographische Lexikon des Kaiserthums

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        Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, The

      1876. first edition. Extra-Illustrated with Seventy-Seven Fine Portraits and ViewsHandsomely Bound by Root & SonTREVELYAN, George Otto. The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay by his nephew George Otto Trevelyan, M.P. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1876. First edition. Extra Illustrated with seventy-seven fine portraits and views, including thirty-seven in color. Two octavo volumes (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 209 x 133 mm.). xii, 475, [1, blank]; viii, 480 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Lord Macaulay in volume II. Extra-illustrated by the insertion of sixty-eight fine engraved (mainly nineteenth century) portraits, many of which are inlaid to size, including thirty-seven with hand-coloring. In addition there are nine nineteenth century engraved views.Bound ca. 1910 by Root & Son of London (stamp-signed on front turn-ins) in full dark green morocco. Covers decoratively bordered in gilt, spines with five raised bands elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, green silk liners and end leaves, all edges gilt. Headcap of volume one expertly and almost invisibly repaired. A very fine copy.Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, PC (1800-1859) was a British historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer. His books on British history have been hailed as literary masterpieces. He was a member of the Babington family by virtue of his aunt's marriage to Thomas Babington.Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet OM PC (1838-1928) was a British statesman and author. In a ministerial career stretching almost thirty years years, he was most notably twice Secretary for Scotland under William Ewart Gladstone and the Earl of Rosebery. He broke with Gladstone over the 1886 Irish Home Rule Bill, but after modifications were made to the bill he re-joined the Liberal Party shortly afterwards. Also a writer and historian, Trevelyan published The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, his maternal uncle, in 1876.The London bindery of W. Root & Son consistently turned-out excellent work, both on fine bindings as here, and on trade bindings and sets. Packer lists the firm in business in Red Lion Square in 1899-1901, and the December 1942 issue of The Rotarian notes with regret that W. Root had been bombed out (uprooted?) of their premises on Paternaster Row during the 1941 Blitz.

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        1876 Julia Smith Bible - First Bible Translated by a Woman

      Front cover is loose. The Holy Bible containing the old and new testaments translated literally from the originals by Julia E. Smith. Published by American Publishing Company 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. Measures at 7" x 9.75". 892 pages (old testament) plus 276 pages (New Testament). This Bible is the first Bible translated 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 50 were bound in leather).

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      Published in 1876, stated New Edition, a nice early British edition of this classic Jules Verne novel, bound in the original pictorial cloth titled and decorated in gilt, internally illustrated with fifty two drawings by the artist Riou, the cover has a few light marks, some edge rubbing, a bump to upper corner of rear board, internally a few light marks and minor foxing else this is a generally very good example of this early British edition.

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        Geological Oberservations of the Volcanic Islands and Parts of South America visited during the Voyage of H.M.S. 'Beagle'.

      Smith, Elder, London 1876 - xiii, 647 pages. 2 maps, 5 plates (one coloured) at the back, 40 text illustrations. Old bookplate on front endpaper, old name and date on front endpaper. Slight soiling on covers, small mottled area at bottom of spine. Endpapers split in gutters. Some of the plates at the back are creased but have no tears. This second edition combines Geological Observations on the Volcanic Islands with Geological Observations on South America. It has a new preface bu Charles Darwin. Rare early edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Curiosa]. Année galante ou Etrenne 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 (relié vers 1880). 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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        Dictionnaire de botanique par M. H. Baillon ; avec la collaboration de J. de Seyne, J. de Lanesson, E. Mussat, etc... Dessins de A. Faguet.

      1876Paris , Librairie Hachette et Cie , 1876-1892; 4 volumes in-4°, demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs plats orné de fleurons dorés, titre et tomaison dorés, plats de toile granitée rouge avec décor à froid en encadrement, tranches mouchetées; (4), XII , 788 pp.; (4), 776 pp. ; (4), 756 pp.; (4), 340 pp. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Tome 1, A-CHIZ ; Tome 2, CHLA-GYTO ; Tome 3, HAAG-RYZI ; Tome 4, SAAD-YELL.Illustré de très nombreuses gravures sur bois dans le texte et de 33 belles planches en chromolithographie. Quelques piqûres, petits frottements à quelques nerfs, bel exemplaire. (Reu-CO2)

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        La Follia apre le porte di Napoli ai lieti figli del Carnevale

      1876-77. Raffigurazione allegorica della follia del Carnevale Napoletano del 1876 che attraverso la gioia delle maschere pervade e rivoluziona , anche se per poco, la vita di tutti i giorni. La stampa è corredata da interessante tavola descrittiva in cui viene presentato il programma del Carnevale di Napoli ed elenco delle personalità del Comitato Direttivo presieduto dal Duca di S. Donato. Litografia su fondo seppia in bella coloritura coeva all'acquerello. Alcune macchie, che non compromettono il buono stato di conservazione. mm 370x513

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        Daniel Deronda.

      William Blackwood and Sons. Edinburgh and London 4 volumes. 8vo 1876 - pp. (iv), 367, (i); (iv), 364; (iv), 393, (i); (iv), 367, (i). With half-titles and the two two Errata slips, volumes 1 and 3, Books 2 and 5. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, a little rubbing, a very nice set. *First issued in 8 parts, in wrappers. Neither of the two Errata to which the slips applied, have been corrected. It is generally taken that sets bound from the parts are in this state, whereas in the later 4-volume issue, the book 5 Erratum has been corrected. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Hunting of the Snark

      Macmillan & Co, London 1876 - First UK Edition 1876. Published by Macmillan & Co, London. A fine copy, and rare to find in this condition, of the famous Lewis Carroll’s “Fits” with beautiful black and white illustrations. Original buff cloth hard back boards printed with black illustrations on the front and rear covers. Covers are in very good condition. Black end papers. Binding of the book is good. hinges are cracked. Contents are very good and clean. Bright gilt page edges. Nine full page black & white illustrations by Henry Holiday. The front piece illustration facing the title page is protected by an intact tissue guard. The ocean chart on page 16 is blank except for the text and lines of the map. The book is protected by a clear film cover. 83 printed pages plus 1 page of reviews of Lewis Carroll’s publications. 7 1/2 x 5″ The Hunting of the Snark is a typical Lewis Carroll nonsense poem. The poem retells the tale of ten sea crew hunting down a dangerous animal, the Boojum. It includes some nonsense words from his earlier poem “Jaberwocky” and from his novel ” Through the Looking Glass”. Included in this edition of The Hunting of the Snark is a poem dedicated to a girl, Getrude Chataway, whom Carroll met in 1875 by the seaside. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("R. F. Burton"). Trieste, Consulate, 16. X. 1876.

      1876. 3 pp. Small 8vo. To the publisher and author George Bentley (1828-95), complaining that his "letter has certainly miscarried. I accept the conditions provided we print at once [...]". He asks for an "agreement to settle at the end of six months or a year and to allow me a dozen copies for friends. Could we manage to print without destroying the two old volumes. Of course you can take them to pieces and I will have them rebound when you have done with them [...]". He continues, "For corrections a single revise will suffice. Kindly let me have proofs in duplicate accompanied by the manuscript - which saves time [...]." He asks his opinion on illustration, and repeats that he has sketches and photographs suggesting that "perhaps the best way would be to prefix one to each volume, say Sir Charles Napier to vol. I and the photo of a Sindi girl to vol. 2 [...]". He offers to send them off at once if it suits.

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        The Mongols. From the 9th to the 19th Century.

      London Longmans -1888 1876 - Three parts in four volumes, 8vo., xxviii, 743, xxxiv, 1087, x, 776pp, 2 folding maps by E.G. Ravenstein. original green cloth gilt, well preserved in attractive morocco-edged slip cases, an excellent set. A monumental compilation and comparison of the knowledge available in European languages in the late nineteenth century. Howorth used, among others, Schmidt's translation of the chronicle of Sayang Secen, the reports of Carpini, Rubruck, Timkovskii, Bergmann, and Iakinf Bicurin, and of Marco Polo. He also relied heavily on the published works of De Mailla, Gaubil, de Guignes, Pauthier, Schott, Petis de la Croix, and D'Ohsson, and on translations of the works of Juvaini, Rashid al-Din, and Abul Ghazi. The set comprises: Part I : The Mongols Proper and the Kalmuks. Part II : The So-called Tartars of Russia and Central Asia. Part III: The Mongols of Persia. A fourth volume with indices and supplement was published in 1927 but is rarely present. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le peintre graveur. 10 volumes.

      10Edition tardive. Les 10 premiers volumes. Nbr. planches ds chaque vol. Ed. J. A. Barth, Liepzig, 1876. Ptts in-8, rel. mi-cuir jaspé, 4 nerfs, 402, 327, 294, 421, 498, 416, 551, 552, 600, 196 pp. Les couv. sont défr., usées. Les int. jaunis sans rouss. FRANCO DE PORT POUR LA FRANCE (envoi en colissimo). Nous sommes ouverts tous les jours, fériés inclus sauf le mardi. Pour les frais de port ailleurs qu'en France, nous consulter.

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      1876. Fratelli Treves Editori, Milano, 1876. In folio, pp. 562 + 6 di Indice, moltissime inc. in legno in b/n nel testo e altre a piena pagina fuori testo, queste ultime tutte protette da velina. Legatura originale in tutta percallina rossa con ricche ed eleganti impressioni in oro, ai piatti e al dorso. Prima edizione italiana di quest'opera (l'anno di stampa è peraltro il medesimo dell'edizione originale tedesca), ricco di vedute e paesaggi italiani, talora animati, numerose le località secondarie. Esemplare con alcuni usuali difetti di allentatura e alcune sporadiche zone di ingiallimento.

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         Les Abyssiniennes et les femmes du Soudan oriental d'après les relations de Bruce, Browne, Cailliaud, Gobat, Dr Cuny, Lejean, Baker, &c...

      Turin Jean Gay 1876 In-8 de 126 pp. ; demi-chagrin bleu, dos à nerfs, tête dorée (reliure de l'époque de V. Champs). Recueil d'anecdotes sur les m

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      econd edition. 8vo, 190 mm, xiii + 647 pp, 5 folding plates (one coloured), 2 folding maps, 40 text woodcuts. BOTH MAPS & ALL 5 FOLDING PLATES present as called for - see photos. Freeman ref: F276

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Wien, 21. V. 1876.

      1876. 1 S. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 8vo. An Friedrich Luckhardt (1847-1905): "Die übersandten Bilder gefallen mir sehr gut, bitte ich Sie von dieser Aufnahme einige Exemplare möglichst bald auszustellen [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Monogramm. - Grantzow trat zunächst in Braunschweig auf, war 1857-66 Mitglied des Hoftheaters in Hannover und vervollständigte in Paris ihre Ausbildung. Danach war sie auf Bühnen in Moskau, St. Petersburg und Paris zu sehen, gastierte 1872 und 1873 in Berlin, ferner in Wien, 1875 in Kairo und gehörte 1875/76 dem Berliner Hoftheater als erste Tänzerin an.

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        Slave Trade. No. 4 (1876). Correspondence with British representatives and agents abroad, and reports from Naval Officers, relating to the Slave Trade. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. 1876. [C.-1588]. London, Harrison and Sons, 1876.

      1876. Folio. XIII, (1), 360 pp. With a folding coloured map ("Sketch of northern dominions of the Sultan of Zanzibar"). Sewn. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade, including material relating to the importation of African slaves into Arabia through Jeddah and Hodeidah, with a report by Rear-Admiral Cumming that he has "even heard it whispered that some of the slaves sold to the Somalis are retailed by that tribe, the ultimate buyers being the Arabs of the Persian Gulf, and that they are taken by the Gulf of Aden into the Red Sea" (p. 191). Also on the abuse of French flag by dhows, etc. - The map shows a portion of the Somaliland coastline. Slight edge chipping to first few leaves; stamp to t. p.; a good, clean copy. Bennett 503.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1876. First edition. Fine. First edition, preceding the American edition by six months. A Fine copy in a Cosway-style binding (by Bayntun-Riviere) with a miniature painted by Stanley Hardy. All edges gilt, silk-moire end-papers, original cloth covers and spine bound into the rear. Minor wear to three of the bands now expertly and invisibly repaired. Otherwise without fault. Housed in a cloth slipcase. One of the classic American novels, Twain's bildungsroman follows the adventures of Tom Sawyer - and his friend Huck Finn -- in St. Petersburg, Missouri told with Twain's characteristic and unmatchable wit and humor. It would become his best-selling book and its sequel, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," is arguably the greatest American novel of all time. "Mr. Samuel Clemens has taken the boy of the Southwest for the hero of his new book… and has presented him with a fidelity to circumstance which loses no charm by being realistic in the highest degree, and which gives incomparably the best picture of life in that region as yet known to fiction." (Contemporary Atlantic Monthly Review). Fine.

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        Photograph album. Egypt and Switzerland. Egypt and Switzerland., [1880s-1890s].

      1876. 4to (295 x 235 mm). 50 photographs of Egypt (albumen prints and cyanotypes), and approximately 40 albumen prints of Switzerland. Impressively presented series of original photographs taken at various important sites and cities in Egypt, including Giza, Thebes, Karnak, Luxor, Abydos, Esna etc. The photographs show archaeological sites like the temple of Seti I at Abydos, the precinct of Ahmen-Rah near Luxor, the avenue of Sphinxes at Karnak, the Ramesseum and the Colossi at Thebes, the temple of Khnum at Esna, the Sphinx and pyramids of Giza and many more. Other photographs show the local population, doing a wide variety of activities, such as catching crocodiles on the nile, a Luxor barber shaving the head of a sailor, or a Bedouin camp in the Libyan Desert. - The Istanbul-based Sebah studio catered to the Western European interest in the exotic "Orient" and the growing numbers of tourists visiting the Muslim world who wished to take home images of the city, ancient ruins in the surrounding area, portraits, and local people in traditional costumes. "Sebah rose to prominence because of his well-organized compositions, careful lighting, effective posing, attractive models, great attention to detail, and for the excellent print quality" (Gary Saretzky, Photo history). Jean Sebah (1876-1947) took over the studio from his father Pascal after his death and signed his productions "J. P. Sebah" on the negative, putting his initial in front of his father's. - Some spotting and fading.

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        Die Torricellische Leere und über Auslösung. Stuttgart, J. G. Cotta, 1876.

      1876. 8vo. 16 pp. Original printed wrappers, bound within modern boards. With the author's three-line-autograph inscription to his friend Friedrich Schwandner, with whom he had studied at Tübingen and formed an illicit students' union, the "Corps Guestphalia", for which reason the two had been arrested in 1837. Both works, "Über die Torricellische Leere" and "Über Auslösung", were separately published in 1875 and 1876 within the "Beilage des Staatsanzeigers für Württemberg". Eisert 29.

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        Portrait photograph (albumen print) with autogr. dedication and signature on reverse. N. p., app. 1876.

      1876. 138:101 mm (portrait) on cardboard. Dedicated to Carl Brandt, a close collaborator of Wagner at Bayreuth: "Lieber Brandt | wenn wir erst zum | letzten Brand | gekommen sein werden, | wollen wir Lachnerin | einen Hahn | schlachten | Dieses gelobend bin ich | Ihr | dankbarer Richard Wagner". - From the studio of Fritz Luckhardt. - Mentioned in Wagner, Letters (A 673) and in an auction catalogue of Leo Liepmannsohn (cat. 63, no. 193). - Somewhat spotty; script somewhat faded.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("GDoré"). O. O., "Dimanche", 28. Mai [1876 oder 1882].

      1876. ¾ S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Cher Monsieur [...] avec plaisir tout à votre disposition [...] à mon atelier 3 rue Bayard [...]". - Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt; die Verso-Seite von Bl. 2 mit kleinen Notizen von alter Hand.

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        Autograph letter signed. Bayreuth, 5. III. 1876.

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

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        Autograph letter signed ("Prof. C. Cramer"), and with small drawing. Fluntern bei Zürich, 11. VI. 1876.

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

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