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        Véridique histoire de la conquête de la Nouvelle Espagne

      First edition of the French translation by José Maria de Heredia.Binders half morocco brown with corners, back with five nerves slightly thinned, golden dates in tails, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded heads.Signed autograph of Jose Maria Heredia Paul L. Viefville on the first volume.Our copy is enriched by an autograph letter of a page and a half of Jose Maria Heredia sent Paul to Viefville which recommends to his correspondent to make a copy in exchange Alphonse Lemerre, not having home d 'work.Slashed on upper shrouds volumes.Copy pleasantly established. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1877-1887 10x17,5cm 4 volumes reliés

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        History of Nepal, translated from the Parbatiya by Munshi Shew Shunker Singh and Pandit Shri Gunanand: with an introductory sketch of the country and people of Nepal.

      University Press, Cambridge 1877 - Publisher's original green cloth with the spine titled in gilt, 8vo., pp. xv, (1), 324 with the errata slip ("corrections") bound between the preliminary text and the main text. Complete with the half title page. Some rubbing to the spine, a bookplate of a private collector on the inner frontboard and the contents untrimmed and unopened. Illustrated with a tinted lithograph as frontispiece, protected by a tissue guard and another 13 tinted lithographs, of which 2 folding plus a b/w plate and a folding b/w plate, so 16 plates in total. The contents complete and in a fine condition including all illustrations. Yakushi (1994) W245. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The WORKS Of CHARLES DICKENS. Household Edition.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers. 1872 - 1877. 16 volumes, complete. Text printed double column. Publisher's advertising insert to first volume. Illustrated by diverse artists, including the Americans Abbey, Frost, Nast, & Reinhart. 10" x 7" Modest dusting to top edges; light shelf wear; occasional foxing/spotting to some volumes; prior owner's name to flyleaf of BR; hinges of some volumes slightly cracked or starting. Overall, a bright, VG set.

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        Obras de Gustavo A. Bécquer

      - Literatura española. Poligrafías (misceláneas, antologías, crestomatías, florilegis, curiosidades). Siglo XIX. (821.134.2-82"18") Librería Universal de J.A. Fernando Fé. Madrid. 1877. 19 cm. 2 v. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial artesanal. Lomo en piel. Con nervios decorados. Cortes dorados. Bécquer, Gustavo Adolfo 1836-1870. A. Bacaycoa . Cubierta deslucida. JR44 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht, "Lindenfels im Odenwald. von meinem lieben Vater im Jahr 1877 gemalt".

      - Aquarell ( sign.) v. B. Franke, dat. 1877, 23 x 33 Sehr schöne, malerische Gesamtansicht.

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        The Turner's Manual: Being a complete translation of the valuable work.Edited by D. A. Aird, etc.

      London: F. Often 1877 - first English translation; quarto, 16, 34, 322 pp., photographic frontis., 37 plates, 8 of which are in color showing characteristics of various wood grains; contemporary cloth & leather backstrip, binding worn, prelims heavily foxed, occasional light foxing throughout, book plates to the front paste down & free endpaper. Photos available upon request.

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        Traité d'hygiène navale.

      Paris, Londres, Madrid, Baillière, 1877. ____ Quelques pages traitent de la plongée sous-marine, du scaphandre Cabirol et du scaphandre Rouquayrol-Denayrouse, avec plusieurs illustrations. Parmi les conseils donnés pour le plongeur (p. 200) : qu'il boive au moins un litre de vin par jour et qu'à 30 mètres le plongeur ne prolonge pas l'immersion au delà de deux heures. (Note du libraire, plongeur du dimanche : Il faut suivre avec application ces deux principes de bon sens !) Traité très complet sur tout ce qui touche la vie à bord et la santé du marin. "Deuxième édition complètement remaniée et mise au courant des progrès de l'art nautique et de l'hygiène générale." Elle est illustrée par 145 figures in-texte. Bel exemplaire. *****. In-8. Collation : XVI, 919 pp. Demi-basane bleue, dos à nerfs ornés. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        LE COQUET- JOURNAL DE MODES 1877 - 1878

      Editeur - PARIS, ALBERT - 1878, 1877. Deux années complètes de la revue dans une demi reliure cuir rouge - Les livraisons sont bimensuelles (12 pages le 1er et 8 pages le15 du mois), Les deux premiers mois de 1877 sont de dimensions inférieures (31 cm), le reste in folio, numérotés 106 à 129 (numéros bis le 15) - Croquis en noir et blanc, patrons - Gravures colorisées sur papier fort, 18 dépliantes (36 x 22 cm), 46 simples (20 x 28 cm) - Quelques pages présentent des fentes, sans manque, mais l'ensemble intérieur est en très bon état, sans rousseurs - La reliure présente un grignotage de 4 cm en coin inférieur du premier plat, sans atteinte au contenu 480 pages, 37 cm, relié

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        Five-Chimney Farm. A Novel by Mary A. M. Hoppus

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, London 1877 - First edition of this rare novel. Only two copies known. 3 vols. 8vo. A tale of the Copley family, primarily Kate Copley's life and adventures, based at the family farm in Sussex and in Paris during the tumultuous days of the Republic. Wolff 3272 Original dark green cloth, covers stamped in blind, spines lettered in gilt, some rubbing of extremities, half-title in volume 2 only as in the Princeton and Texas copies, front free endpaper of first volume lacking, some spotting but a nice copy First edition of this rare novel. Only two copies known. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Uber der Ursprung der hinteren Nervenwurzeln im Ruckenmark von Ammocoetes (Petromyzon Planeri). Offprint from Sitzungsberichte der Mathematisch- Naturwissenschaftlichen Classe der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften LXXV, III Abtheilung. January-May 1877.

      [Vienna: Karl Gerold's Sohn, 1877]. First edition, extremely rare separately-paginated offprint (journal pagination 15-27), of Freud's first published paper. In 1876, three years after entering the University of Vienna as a medical student, Freud joined the laboratory of the eminent physiologist Ernst Brücke where he began studying the histology of nerve tissue, a subject that would occupy him for the next ten years. During this time Freud made several significant contributions to our knowledge of the structure of nerve cells and took some first steps toward the theory of the neuron. Freud's first assignment at Brücke's laboratory was to clarify the structure of the so-called Reissner cells, a large type of nerve cell found in the spinal cord of the lamprey (Petromyzon), a primitive species of fish. "Within a few weeks, Freud reported to Brücke that he could not only trace peripheral sensory nerves to their origins from Reissner's cells, but he could also see fibers in the dorsal (sensory) roots that arose from these same cells and passed centrally into the spinal cord. This led to his first scientific papers, in which he concluded that Reissner's cells 'are nothing else than spinal ganglion cells which, in those low vertebrates, where the migration of the embryonic neural tube to the periphery is not yet completed, remain within the spinal cord'" (Shepherd, Foundations of the Neuron Doctrine: 25th Anniversary Edition, pp. 66-67). The offered paper is Freud's first paper on Petromyzon. It "appeared in print three months before the publication of his first original piece of student research, on the gonadic structure of the male eel" (Norman). No copies of this offprint listed on ABPC/RBH (there was a copy of this offprint in the Haskell F. Norman library, but it did not appear in the 1998 Christie's sale of the library). OCLC lists five copies in US. "When Freud undertook this research project, the spinal chord of the lower vertebrates was known to be characterized by the arrangement of bipolar ganglion cells. Higher vertebrates were believed to possess exclusively unipolar ganglia. Freud was able to show that the spinal chord of Petromyzon possesses both types of cells - itself an important contribution to evolutionary theory. As for the Reissner cells (located in the posterior nerve root), Freud discovered that they too were a form of spinal ganglion cell but had remained within the spinal chord. Finally, he observed certain Reissner-like cellular elements on the surface of the spinal chord, between the posterior nerve root and the peripheral ganglia. Deducing that these cells were the evolutionary link between the central and the peripheral ganglia, he proclaimed that "it is not surprising if, in an animal that in many respects represents a permanent embryo, there are cells that have remained behind and that indicate the path the spinal ganglion cells once travelled." To use Freud's later psychoanalytic terminology, such laggard cells were "fixated" in the midst of their evolutionary course. "Years later Freud found this evolutionary-anatomical parallel to his psychoanalytic findings of important didactic use in his Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis. After describing his youthful discoveries about Petromyzon, with its laggard ganglion cells, Freud went on to say: "I will therefore declare without more ado that I regard it as possible in the case of every particular sexual trend that some portions of it have stayed behind at earlier stages of its development, even though other portions may have reached their final goal ... Let me further make it clear that we propose to describe the lagging behind of a part trend at an earlier stage as a fixation - a fixation, that is, of the instinct" (Standard Edition XVI, 340)" (Sulloway, Freud, Biologist of the Mind: Beyond the Psychoanalytic Legend, pp. 267-8). Freud worked at Brücke's institute, apart from a year's military service, from 1876 until 1882 (neurological research delayed his final medical examination until March 1881), when Brücke advised him to abandon the laboratory for financial reasons. Following his engagement in June 1882 to Martha Bernays, the grand-daughter of a chief Rabbi in Hamburg, he felt compelled to set up his own medical practice to enable him to support a family, so he registered in July as an aspirant at the Allgemeine Krankenhaus in Vienna in order to gain the necessary practical experience. Over a three-year period, Freud worked in various departments of the hospital. His research work in cerebral anatomy led to the publication of a seminal paper on the palliative effects of cocaine in 1884. His time spent in Theodor Meynert's psychiatric clinic and as a locum in a local asylum led to an increased interest in clinical work. His substantial body of published research led to his appointment as a docent in neuropathology in 1885, a non-salaried post but one which entitled him to give lectures at the University of Vienna. In 1886, Freud resigned his hospital post and entered private practice specializing in "nervous disorders". Grinstein 37; Jones I, pp. 51-2; Standard edition 1877a; Norman F1. 8vo (245 x 157 mm), pp. 13 with one folding plate. Original printed wrappers, unopened (stamp of Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften on upper wrapper). Extremities slightly worn.

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        Mr Nightingaless Diary a Farce in one Act


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        La Légende des siècles. Nouvelle série

      Calmann-Lévy. Edition on current paper. Precious autograph signed by the author Leon said Touchatout Welcome to the first volume. Binders half shagreen caramel corners, back with five nerves decorated with small golden jewels, golden initials LB (Léon Bienvenu) tail, boards handmade paper highlighted with gilt, gilded heads. Scattered spots, as is often claimed Clouzot. The publication of The Legend of centuries spanned 24 years, and following the rhythm of writing the author, the first two volumes appeared in 1859, the next two in 1877 and the last volume in 1883. Stamp the library and dialing hand Leon Welcome to the title page. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Calmann-Lévy Paris 1877 15,5x24cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Ansicht Von San Francisco 1877. Published for Philo Jacoby's "California State Almanac."

      San Francisco. Philo Jacoby. No date. Ca. 1877. Panoramic bird's eye view lithograph, image 12 x 28 1/2 inches on sheet 20 1/2 x 30 3/4 inches, folds as issued. Archivally mounted on linen; 3/8 x 1/8 inch paper loss to upper left fold intersection, other minor wear and fold separations now repaired and scarcely noticeable, scattered foxing, soiling to upper left of image and in centre of upper margin, light discoloration to some fold lines. A detailed view of the San Francisco Bay and city of San Francisco from the north east, highlighting the busy harbor and docks crowded with boats (sail and steam). Beneath the view are advertisements for San Francisco businesses including the photography gallery I.W. Taber (Yosemite Art Gallery). Beneath the image at left is printed "By Permission of the S.F. News Letter." Philo Jacoby's Almanac was published in German.

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        Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill

      Morse's Gallery, San Francisco 1877 - 11 albumen prints, approx. 88 inches altogether when opened, each photo approximately 8 by 7.5 inches, mounted on linen and accordion folded Quarto (covers). original burgundy cloth lettered in gilt. This iconic panorama, 360 degrees, of San Francisco was created by Muybridge the summer of 1877 and consists of eleven photographs. The center panel has a printed title, photographer's credit and publisher's informaiton. The panorama was photographed from the tower of the unfinished residence of Mark Hopkins, the railroad king, at California Street hill, now known as Nob Hill. The view was captured over a period of several hours and is a remarkable technical achievement since it took a number of complex calcuations to accurately orient each exposure in order to assemble a continuous image. Expertly rebacked and refurbished, preserving original cloth, interior with minimal brown spots and foxing [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Researches in Telephony

      Boston: Press of John Wilson and son, 1877. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. From: Proceedings of the American Academy of arts and science. New Series vol. IV, whole series vol. XII, from May 1876 to May 1877. 8vo. iv, (1)-10 pp. General journal title and content list bound in as issued. Later (20th century) black paper binding with grey cloth spine, paper label with title on cover, protective paper wrapper. Faint damp staining and soiling, minor paper repairs to gutter and margins of general title, few minor tears to margins. A very fine, unstamped copy. ----Dibner 69; PMM 365; Origins of Cyberspace 116; From Gutenberg to the Internet 5.3; Norman 164. - THE VERY RARE FIRST EDITION. Philip Reis had produced the first telephone in 1861, but it was not capable of transmitting intelligible speech. In March 1876 Bell spoke the first words to be heard and understood over the telephone, patented his invention the same month, and on 10 May this paper was read to the American Academy The following year the first public telephone service was installed between Boston and New York. Fine.

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        A Chinese Dictionary in the Cantonese Dialect....

      London. Trubner. 1877. 3 volumes. Volume I: xxxv + 404pp. Volume II: 405 - 1018pp. Supplement: xcviipp. Volume II: Lacks preliminary leaves prior to title page, but otherwise complete. Some worming particularly title page and first leaves but fortunately largely only affecting the margins of the leaves, indeed where letters have been lost, the sense of the sentence is still quite clear. All volumes recased, the first 2 volumes bound in early 20th maroon cloth and the supplement in black which is likely the original cloth. Each volume has modern endpapers, volumes I and II lettered in gilt on spine, new endpapers. Upper joint volume I torn with a little loss of cloth but still sound, some wear head and tail of spine, corners worn and bumped. Light even browning both volumes, note in black ink upper cover volumes I and II, some occasional spotting or marking. Cloth of Supplement volume damp marked, some occasional light soiling but overall text very good. Volumes I and II 23.8 x 15.5cm (25.4 x 17 binding) measure whereas the Supplement is a little larger at 24.5 x 15.7cm, (25 x 16.5cm binding). Ernst Johann Eitel (Ernest John Eitel, 1837-1908) was a German protestant missionary to China in the Canton area who later joined the Hong Kong civil government, where his knowledge of the languages and people of the province were of great assistance to the British authorities. He was also a prolific writer, whose works on Buddhism and on fengshui are being reprinted to this day on account of their abiding value. The Cantonese-English Dictionary is not least among his achievements.Several Cantonese-English dictionaries predate Eitel's, the most significant being the 1856 one volume work by the eminent American missionary scholar, S. Wells Williams (1812-1884) best known for his major historical work, The Middle Kingdom, published in 1848 and in a revised edition of 1883. Wilhelm Lobscheid (1822-1890), another German missionary-scholar turned Hong Kong civil servant, published an English and Chinese Dictionary in Hong Kong in four parts between 1866-69 (Daily Press Office) which gave the Punti (Cantonese) and Mandarin pronounciations , and was afterwards (1883) enlarged and re- published as a single volume in Japan by a Japanese scholar, However, Eitel's was the first properly Cantonese-English dictionary to appear in two regular volumes. It was later revised and enlarged further by Immanuel Gottlieb Genahr (1856-1937) yet another German missionary-scholar working in the Canton province [Guangdong] and published in 1910. This is the edition more commonly available today. The first edition is seldom if ever seen, which makes the present copy of greater interest to the specialist bibliophile. The supplement is even scarer still than the rare first edition.Strictly speaking, Cantonese is a language, not a dialect. The Eitel dictionary adopted the speech of the provincial capital, Canton, as the standard version of the spoken language, but there were, and to some extent still must be, many variations to be found within the regions of the province, including major dialects which were the subject of published articles by James Dyer Ball and other resident sinologues of the day, to be found in late 19th century issues of the China Review.In this situation, it is scarcely surprising that it is open to criticism by modern linguistic scholars like the late Wong Shik-ling (S.L. Wong) 1908-1959, of Lingnan and Hong Kong Universities, whose authoritative study of the language was published in Chinese in 1948. His observations would apply to all earlier works, but this is to be expected and in no way detracts from Eitel's and others' achievements in bringing forward their important contributions to those westerners studying the language and to the promotion and understanding essential to meaningful cultural exchange. This copy of the first edition of Eitel's Dictionary was bought in Hong Kong about 1970 or earlier, and is likely to have spent its whole life there, perhaps having been brought out for sale by the London publisher's co-publisher, the famous local firm of Lane, Crawford & Co, founded in 1850 which continues to this day as the territory's most prestigious local department store, with branches in China. The dictionary itself was re-bound in the early 20th century, and the worn title blocks were replaced very recently. It appears likely that the cloth the supplementary volume is bound in is the original. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 143958)....

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        Artist's Sketchbook of Pacific drawings, made during his exile to New Caledonia in 1874-1877.

      at sea and in New Caledonia: 1874-1877. Oblong portfolio of beige (sail?) cloth, 160 x 235 mm., pencil illustrations throughout, some on grey paper (see catalogue note), pen and ink drawing on card tipped-on to front paste-down as impromptu book-plate; the pictures generally in very good condition, the binding with evidence of strong use. Interesting and lively portfolio of original drawings made during exile in New Caledonia, by a renowned French artist and winner of the Prix de Rome. Several of the finer drawings depict life on board the Virginie, the ship on which he was deported, and there are besides several very good sketches of New Caledonian scenes; without doubt the most interesting showing a boisterous tribal dance. Charles Capellaro (1826-1899) was a well-regarded French sculptor who regularly exhibited at the Salon during the 1860s. A prominent member of the 1871 Paris Commune, Capellaro was lucky to escape the death penalty in the Commune's bloody aftermath, and on 13 May 1872 was condemned to be deported to the Île des Pins in New Caledonia. Intriguingly, however, in 1870 he had been awarded the commission for a statue for the façade of Saint Eustache church, and he continued to work on the commission even after his imprisonment. Indeed, his deportation in 1874 seems to have been actively delayed while he continued to work, and that year he even managed to have another statue exhibited in the Salon. He was, Sánchez has written, a peculiar anomaly, 'an artist producing state-sponsored work from prison' (Gonzalo J. Sánchez, Organizing Independence: the artists federation of the Paris Commune, p. 128). However, his sentence finally caught up with him, and Capellaro arrived on the Île des Pins in late 1874, already agitating for his freedom. Fellow artists in Paris did not forget him, and due to their efforts in 1877 his sentence was commuted to ten-years banishment. He returned to Brussels, finagled a three-month visa for Paris, and returned home.During his three years in New Caledonia, Capellaro was unable to sculpt on a grand scale, although he did continue to draw (several of his drawings are now in the Musée du Quay Branly) and he did sculpt with the cruder materials available, including executing a clay head of Samuel, King of the Isle of Pines (now in the State Library of New South Wales).A card (75 x 115 mm.) mounted on the inside cover introduces the album, with a caption which reads 'à bord de la Virginie, le 12 octobre 1874', and a small cartouche dedicating the work to his wife, children, and friends, signed C. Capellaro. Otherwise the portfolio contains six detailed drawings of life on board ship, including one of four matelots clustered around the wheel with, at right, an artist sketching - perhaps meant to be Capellaro himself. Another dramatic image shows the three-masted vessel pitching in a fierce storm.There are also seven drawings dealing with Polynesia, made in black and white pencil (the whites in so-called "mine de plomb"). This series includes several views of ports taken from on board including one three-page panorama (sadly not captioned, but perhaps detailed enough to make identification possible), as well as scenes of a Melanesian dance evidently witnessed by Capellaro, and an idealised portrait of a topless woman under a palm.Lastly, there are also some 20 sheets of drawings on different subjects, and it seems likely that Capellaro drew these pictures after he had returned home. The drawings show portraits of European people, classical images, studies of sculptures and a chasseur d'Afrique. One, a study of a monumental sculpture on tissue-paper, is signed "C. Capellaro" Some stains and a few small tears.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Berlin, 5. XI. 1877. - 8vo. 1 page. To an unnamed addressee about a Judicial Commission.

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        Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Ontario, Ont.

      Toronto: J.H. Beers & Co., 1877 [3], xii, 71 p. Illustrated with 47 coloured lithograph maps and plans, portraits and views. Folio, 3/4 calf and gilt decorated cloth, calf worn, cloth faded, upper cover detached, map of Port Perry with old tape repair otherwise very clean and bright. Maps include : Whitby, East Whitby,Whitby, Village of Oshawa, Map of Pickering Township, Map of Uxbridge Township, Plan of the Village of Goodwood, Port Perry, Scugog, Port Union etc. Some are double page, some single page and others are smaller inset maps. Shows land ownership as well as prominent personages and commercial buildings of the time.May, Betty. County atlases of Canada,; p. 123

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        Histoire De Manon Lescaut et Du Chevalier Des Grieux

      Garnier Frères, Paris 1877 - Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du chevalier des Grieux. Nouvelle édition précédée d'une notice historique sur l'Abbé Prévost par Jules Janin. Illustrations de Tony Johannot. Paris, Garnier Frères, 1877. Petit in-4 (cahiers de 4 feuilles). Imprimé à Paris. Un des 100 sur Chine, seul grand papier. 1 f. faux-titre avec justification de tirage au verso (N°35/100 sur Chine), 1 f. de frontispice, 1 f. de titre précisant que l'édition est "Collationnée avec le plus grand soin sur l'édition publiée à Amsterdam en 1753", 1 f. de Nota sur l'édition, 347 pp., dont 14 pp. sur l'Abbé Prévost et 4 ff. d'"Avis de l'auteur des mémoires d'un homme de qualité". Nombreuses illustrations in et hors-texte de Tony Johannot, rares rousseurs. Reliure en demi-chagrin à coins bleu nuit. Plats couverts de papier marbré à dominante bleue, gardes marbrées. Dos à 5 nerfs, auteur et titre dorés dans le 2ème entre-nerf, date dorée en queue. Tête dorée. Égrenures sur les mors. Cette édition n'est pas citée par Vicaire, le tirage ordinaire est rare, quant au 100 exemplaires sur Chine, ils sont rarissimes. Size: 13,7x20 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Andersen's Library. [Cover title]: Stories from Hans Andersen. (Six volumes)

      New York: James Miller. 1877. Six volumes. 12mo. Illustrated. Brownish-purple decorated cloth stamped in gilt and black. Each volume with the small uniform bookseller's stamp on the front pastedown, boards a trifle rubbed, a lovely and uniform about fine set. Each volume with a separate title page usually featuring the most famous story in that volume. While by no means the first American printings of most of the stories, likely one of the first multi-volume sets to contain a large selection: 91 of his most beloved fables and tales. Andersen had died in 1875. We could find no library that held all six volumes. A handsome little set. .

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      Grinnell, Ia, 1877. [17] leaves of sketches, with two additional drawings laid in, plus blanks. Oblong octavo. Half morocco and purple cloth, front board gilt stamped. Spine chipped, morocco rubbed, cloth very lightly stained. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on first leaf recto. Leaves lightly tanned, otherwise internally clean. About very good. A sketchbook that belonged to noted journalist Albert Shaw as a young man at Iowa College (now Grinnell College) in 1877. Shaw held a number of positions throughout his long career, but is most known for his editorship of the REVIEW OF REVIEWS, a monthly digest of scholarly articles and periodicals that published for over forty-five years, from 1891 to 1937. "As editor and publisher of the REVIEW OF REVIEWS, Albert Shaw was a major figure in American periodical journalism for nearly half a century" - ANB. This volume contains almost twenty of Shaw's sketches from the summer of 1877. They consist predominately of nature scenes, still lifes, and architectural drawings made in the vicinity of Spirit Lake in northern Iowa. There are also several scenes of camping and fishing. An interesting souvenir of Shaw's college life, before he went on to be an important figure in turn of the century publishing.

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        Herrn Eugen Dühring?s Umwälzung der Wissenschaft.

      Leipzig, Genossenschafts-Buchdruckerei, (1877) - 1878.. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Titel, VIII, 274 S. Lwd. d. Zt. 19 x 13 cm. Stammhammer I, 72, 4; Rubel 76. - Das Werk erschien auszugsweise zwischen Januar 1877 und Juli 1878 im Vorwärts. Das Vorwort (das sonst meist zwischen die S. 120 und 121 eingebunden ist) mit Juni 1878 unterzeichnet. - Äußerst seltene Erstausgabe des ersten Teils des "Anti-Dühring", der zunächst als Artikelserie im "Vorwärts" erschienen war und als eine der einflussreichsten Texte des Marxismus gilt. Die einschlägigen Bibliographien kennen nur die 1 Jahr später erschienene Ausgabe. Um den Einfluss Dührings auf die deutsche Sozialdemokratie zurückzudrängen, veröffentlichte Engels die Abhandlung, die als das zu seinen Lebzeiten erschienene philosophische Hauptwerk gilt und mit der er für das Proletariat eine umfassende Weltanschauung entwerfen wollte. Von der Philosophie Hegels ausgehend setzt er sich mit Dührings "Cursus der Philosophie" auseinander und entwickelt ausführlich die materialistische Dialektik als "die Wissenschaft von den allgemeinen Bewegungs- und Entwicklungsgesetzen der Natur, der Menschengesellschaft und des Denkens. Die Widerlegung der einzelnen Thesen Dührings besteht meist in dem schonungslos polemisch, witzig und elegant geführten Nachweis, dass Dühring die Hegelsche Philosophie trivialisiert und zu einer unklaren Mischung kontaminiert habe" (KLL). Engels verbindet damit zugleich eine enzyklopädische Zusammenfassung der Geschichte des Sozialismus wie auch der Lehrmeinungen des Marx`schen Kommunismus. - Wie fast immer ist nur eins der beiden möglichen Titelblätter vorhanden; hier ist das Titelblatt des zweiten Teils zu Beginn eingebunden, mit handschriftl. Hinzufügung "I. Philosophie" über die gedruckte Angabe "II. Politische Ökonomie. Sozialismus". - Geringfügig berieben, recht gutes Exemplar!

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        [Sturmflut]. The breaking of the storm.

      3 vols. Original publisher's cloth, overlaid to front panel of each volume with a label for 'J. Salmon's (late Harrison) Circulating Library, Sevenoaks'. Name and date to front pastedown, 'D. G. Hassack / 1929', and to front endpaper, 'Metcalfe [?] / 1881.

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        Picturesque Tourist, A Handy Guide Round the World for the Use of All Travellers between Europe, America, Australia, New Zealand, India, China, and Japan Across the American Continent

      Hamilton, Adams and Co., London 1877 - This rare travel guide contains a rare and impressive fold-out panorama of Brisbane, a long colored chromolithographic (measuring 24 1/2" x 7" plus margins) entitled "Brisbane in 1872" created by Maclure & Macdonald. Some wonderful details on Yosemite, Salt Lake City, Union Pacific Railroad, and the Hudson River Line. Not only does this small publication list all illustrations, it lists maps and publishes an index to the advertisements, some of which have fine illustrations, for instance the White Star Line. Sml. 8vo, frontispiece, x, 186pp, 30pp appendix, and xxxvii pp ads. Ads on endpapers. Interestingly, on the verso of the title page, is printed "Entered according to an Act of Congress, by E. Hepple Hall in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, DC", while it has been printed in London and entered in Stationers' Hall. 40 ills including one folding, and 9 maps. Brisbane panorama has a small crack at one fold, and is loose. Later quarter navy calf, gilt title, raised bands & blue buckram boards.OCLC: 17421085. Libraries Australia ID 27797513 cites the second edition, but does not mention whether there is this outstanding panorama of Brisbane. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zwölf biblische Landschaften. Zwölf Photographien nach den Original-Gemälden in der Königlichen National-Galerie zu Berlin. Vom Königlich-Preussischen Kultus-Ministerium autorisirte Ausgabe.

      Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin am Dönhofs-Platz, o. A. 1877(?). 16 S. gebundene Ausgabe Schwarzer (Leder?)Einband mit aufwändiger Goldprägung aus der Gravieranstalt C. F. Laschky, rundum vergoldeter Schnitt. - Buchklappen berieben, untere Kanten des Buchrückens mit kleinem Einriss; Eigentumsstempel auf den ersten drei Seiten; alle Seiten mit großem Wasserfleck an der senkrechten Kante, der aber nicht bis zu Photographie reicht; auch sonst vereinzelte Flecken und durchgehende, altersbedingte Nachdunklung der Seiten. - Inhalt: Abraham\'s Einzug in das gelobte Land - Die Verheissung im Hain Mamre - Abraham\'s Bitte für Sodom und Gomorrah - Die Flucht Lot\'s - Vertreibung Hagar\'s - Hagar in der Wüste - Rettung und Verheissung - Der Gang zum Opfer - Das Opfer Isaak\'s - Abraham\'s und Isaak\'s Klage um Sara - Eliesar und Rebecca am Brunnen - Begräbnis Abraham\'s. Mit einem Text von Max Jordan. h102 Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Véridique histoire de la conquête de la Nouvelle Espagne

      Alphonse Lemerre 1877 - - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1877-1887, 10x17,5cm, 4 volumes reliés. - Edition originale de la traduction française établie par José Maria de Heredia. Reliures en demi maroquin marron à coins, dos à cinq nerfs légèrement éclaircis, dates dorées en queues, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, têtes dorées. Envoi autographe signé de José Maria de Heredia à Paul L. de Viefville sur le premier volume. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une lettre autographe d'une page et demie de José Maria de Heredia adressée à Paul de Viefville dans laquelle il recommande à son correspondant de procéder à un échange d'exemplaire chez Alphonse Lemerre, ne disposant plus chez lui d'ouvrage. Accrocs sur les coiffes supérieures des volumes. Exemplaire agréablement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition of the French translation by José Maria de Heredia. Binders half morocco brown with corners, back with five nerves slightly thinned, golden dates in tails, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded heads. Signed autograph of Jose Maria Heredia Paul L. Viefville on the first volume. Our copy is enriched by an autograph letter of a page and a half of Jose Maria Heredia sent Paul to Viefville which recommends to his correspondent to make a copy in exchange Alphonse Lemerre, not having home d 'work. Slashed on upper shrouds volumes. Copy pleasantly established. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed. Munich, 13. V. 1877.

      1877. Small 8vo. 2½ pp. on bifolium. To an unnamed addressee, on his 60th birthday, some greetings he had received from his friend Arnold Ruge, and on writing an article for a publication.

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        The WORKS Of CHARLES DICKENS. Household Edition

      Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York 1877 - 16 volumes, complete. Text printed double column. Publisher's advertising insert to first volume. Illustrated by diverse artists, including the Americans Abbey, Frost, Nast, & Reinhart. 10" x 7" This edition by Harpers modeled after the earlier Chapman & Hall/D. Appleton issue, but entirely reset by Harpers & utilizing many American artists to illustrate the works (cf. Gimbel D68). Modest dusting to top edges; light shelf wear; occasional foxing/spotting to some volumes; prior owner's name to flyleaf of BR; hinges of some volumes slightly cracked or starting. Overall, a bright, VG set. Original publisher's green highly decorative cloth with gilt stamped lettering & designs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de quatre textes sur la lumière polarisée par un champ magnétique

      1877. , 1877-1885, , , exemplaires brochés, Quatre tirés-à-part extraits des Annales de Chimie et physique et des Comptes Rendus des séances de l'Académie des Sciences : -Recherches expérimentales sur la polarisation magnétique, Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1877, in-8 de 87 et (1) pages ; -Mesure de la rotation du plan de polarisation de la lumière sous l'influence magnétique de la terre, Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1878, in-8 de 36 pages ; -Recherches expérimentales sur la polarisation rotatoire magnétique dans les gaz, Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1880, in-8 de 82 pages et 1 planche ; -Mesure du pouvoir rotatoire magnétique des corps en unités absolues, Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1885, in-8 de 29 et (1) pages.

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        Équilibres chimiques entre l'hydrogène et l'iode gazeux

      109 pages Paris, Annales de Physique et de Chimie, 1877, in-8, 109 pages, couverture d'attente bleue, Tiré à part, extrait des Annales de Physique et de Chimie, 5e série, t. XII. L'un des travaux de l'auteur, ingénieur et chimiste français (1841-1922), sur l'équilibre chimique. Cachet de l'Institut Catholique de Paris. Couverture fragile. Titre manuscrit sur la première.

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        Elemente der Mineralogie

      XII, 714pp. Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 10° éd, 1877, in-8, XII, 714pp, demi-chagrin violine, dos à nerfs orné de filets à froid (rel. de l'ép.), Nombreuses figures in texte. 10° édition revue et augmentée par Ferdinand Zirkel, de cet ouvrage qui fut publié pour la première fois en 1846. Naumann (1797-1873) et Zirkel (1838-1912) étaient tous deux professeurs de minéralogie et de géologie à Leipzig. Cet ouvrage connut de nombreuses éditions et constituait une référence dans le domaine de la minéralogie. Il illustrait la tendance systématique, initiée par Haüy, en cherchant à répertorier toutes les espèces nouvelles au fur et à mesure de leur découverte. Ex-libris manuscrit C. Friedel. Dos légèrement passé, mais néanmoins bel exemplaire

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        Cours d'algèbre supérieure

      deux volumes de I. XIII Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1877, in-8, deux volumes de I. XIII, (1bl.), 647, (1bl.)pp, et II. XII, 694pp, demi-chagrin noir, dos à 4 nerfs avec titre et nom en lettres dorées, tranches mouchetées de noir (dos très frottés et coiffes usées), Quatrième édition de cet ouvrage qui rassemble la substance des leçons professées à la Sorbonne, par Joseph Alfred Serret, examinateur pour l'admission à l'Ecole Polytechnique et tout juste nommé (1848) à la Chaire de calcul différentiel et intégral de la Faculté des Sciences de Paris

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        Eclairage à l'électricité. Enseignements pratiques

      XV, (1), 239, (1bl)pp. Paris, J. Baudry, 1877, in-8, XV, (1), 239, (1bl)pp, broché, Première édition. Figures sur bois dans le texte. Arc voltaïque, régulateurs et charbons électriques, machines magnéto-électriques, machine de Gramme, applications industrielles, aux phares, aux navires, aux places fortes, prix de l'éclairage à l'électricité, éclairage par incandescence, etc. Tampon annulé de la faculté Catholique de Paris et étiquette en pied du dos. De la bibliothèque Henri Viellard, avec étiquette ex-libris. Couverture défraîchie, rousseurs claires éparses.

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        Études sur la distribution géographique des mousses de France, au point de vue des principes et des faits

      grand in-8, X-259 pages Paris, F. Savy, 1877, , grand in-8, X-259 pages, broché, couverture verte de l'éditeur, Envoi signé de l'auteur à Monsieur de Lapparent (le géologue Albert de Lapparent ? ). Édition originale de cet ouvrage sur les muscinées, par l'abbé Boulay (1839-1905), professeur estimé de l'Université catholique de Lille, particulièrement reconnu pour ses travaux en bryologie. L'abbé Boulay fut reçut docteur en sciences naturelles à la Faculté de Caen l'année précédente, avec deux thèses dont l'une portait justement sur les Principes de la distribution géographique des mousses de France. Étiquette et cachet de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Étiquette en queue du dos. Couverture fanée et salie, avec de légers manques.

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        SAINT-SAËNS Camille Valse Vénitienne Orchestre ca1877

      1877 - SAINT-SAËNS CamilleValse Vénitienneextrait du Timbre d'ArgentOpéra de Camille Saint-Saëns (créé ensous la direction de Jules Danbé)pour OrchestreConducteur + Matériel d'OrchestreConducteur : 39 pages Choudens A. C. 9951Matériel d'Orchestre : 1er Violons x6, 2e Violons x4, Altos x3, Violoncelles 3, Contrebasses x2, Petite Flute, Grandes Flutes, Hautbois, clarinettes, Bassons, 1er et 2e Cors, 3e et 4e Cors, Trompettes, Trombones, Timbales, Tambour de Basque et Cymbales, HarpeParis, Choudens A. C. 3571XIXe siècle ca1877Très bon état012982 Opéra et Ballet

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        Véridique histoire de la conquête de la Nouvelle Espagne

      First edition of the French translation by José Maria de Heredia.Binders half morocco brown with corners, back with five nerves slightly thinned, golden dates in tails, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded heads.Signed autograph of Jose Maria Heredia Paul L. Viefville on the first volume.Our copy is enriched by an autograph letter of a page and a half of Jose Maria Heredia sent Paul to Viefville which recommends to his correspondent to make a copy in exchange Alphonse Lemerre, not having home d 'work.Slashed on upper shrouds volumes.Copy pleasantly established. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1877-1887 10x17,5cm 4 volumes reliés

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        Harold, a Drama

      London: Henry S. King, 1877. 8vo. Presentation binding of crushed green morocco, gilt, silk doublures. Rebacked, minor rubbing. 8vo. The dedication copy of the first edition, inscribed "Poeta poetae [poet to poet]" to Lord Lytton. The recipient was Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, first Earl of Lytton (1831-1891), described on the printed leaf of dedication as Viceroy and Governor-General of India, a post he had just assumed. Lord Lytton was, as Tennyson's inscription indicates, a poet of considerable ability and reputation; his earliest works, published under the pseudonym "Owen Meredith," are in the manner of Browning. In his printed text Tennyson explains that his verse drama was in part inspired by a novel on the same subject by Lord Lytton's father, Edward Bulwer-Lytton. This work was Harold, or the Last of the Saxon Kings (1848); as Tennyson points out, the novel was dedicated to Tennyson's uncle. Wise 131; Tinker 2091

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        L'expression des émotions chez l'homme et les animaux

      (4), VI, (2), 404, (20) pp. Paris, G. Reinwald et Cie, 1877, in-8, (4), VI, (2), 404, (20) pp, 7 planches, percaline verte de l'éditeur imprimée or, Seconde édition française. La traduction est due à Samuel Pozzi et René Benoit. Ce texte forme le pendant de l'un des ouvrages portant le titre Descendance de l'homme : "Darwin s'est efforcé de découvrir dans l'étude attentive des mouvements de l'expression, dans la recherche de leur mode d'origine et de développement, une série d'arguments nouveaux en faveur de l'évolution" : l'expression des émotions n'est pas innée, elle s'apprend. Intéressante rencontre de deux enfants du XIXe siècle : l'anthropologie et de la physiologie. 7 planches en héliotypie d'après des photographies, dont les fameuses expériences de Duchenne de Boulogne sur le "mécanisme de la physionomie humaine ou analyse électrophysiologique de l'expression des passions", et une vingtaine de figures sur bois dans le texte montrant les expressions prises par le visage humain et les gueules des animaux. Exemplaire correct .

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        Hutchings' Tourist Guide to the Yosemite Valley and the Big Tree Groves for the Spring and Summer of 1877.

      San Francisco: A. Roman & Co., 1877. 115 pp. + advertisements. Approximately 4 1/2 x 6 1/2"; First edition. Green cloth with gilt lettering on cover along with blind-rules, advertisement for this title on purple paper prior to title page and frontispiece, two-page map of Yosemite and Bay Area intact and in fine condition, some bubbling under cloth covers and corner bumping, light foxing to pages, otherwise in near fine condition. James Mason Hutchings (1820 - 1902) was born in England but came to the U.S., and eventually ended up in California during the gold rush, where he became wealthy as a miner. He became one of the first to settle in Yosemite and published a magazine called "Hutchings' Illustrated California Magazine" that described the Sierras and Yosemite in glowing terms. Yosemite Valley became a state park in 1864. Always a promoter of the park, and himself, this guide book is aimed at telling prospective visitors how Mr. Hutchings would go about showing tourists the beauty of the park "pleasantly, intelligently, economically, and to the best possible advantage". His importance in the valley led him to interact and connect with some very important people in Yosemite history, namely John Muir, James McCauley, and Galen Clark

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        Otras Leyes por el pueblo aus "Los Proverbios".

      - Radierung mit Aquatinta, veröffentlicht in « L Art », Paris, François Liénard, 1877, 21,5x33 cm. (Delteil 222 Harris 268.III). Mit dem Namenszug, Verlegeradresse, spanischem und französischem Titel sowie der Bezeichnung "L’Art" in der Platte.Dieses Blatt gehört zu Goyas letzter graphischer Folge, wurde jedoch nie mit der Suite publiziert, sondern erst von Liénard für "L’Art" abgedruckt

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        Trois contes. Un coeur simple. La légende de Saint-Julien l'Hospitalier. Hérodias.

      Paris, G. Charpentier, 1877. - In-12, [4]-246-[2] pages. Demi-maroquin havane à coins, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée. [Reliure signée Yseux, succ. de Thierry-Simier.] (Dos passé.) Edition originale sur papier d'édition de ce recueil de trois nouvelles, publiées en feuilleton en avril 1877 avant de paraître en volume le 24 avril de la même année. Gustave Flaubert travailla plus de trente années sur ces trois nouvelles. Pour Michel Tournie, chacune se rapproche de l'une de ses oeuvres antérieures : Un coeur simple est une étude de caractères à la manière de Madame Bovary, La Légende de Saint Julien, un drame médiéval évoquant La Tentation de saint Antoine, et enfin Hérodias, où Flaubert retourne vers l'Orient antique de Salammbô. Écrite dans les derniers mois de 1876, Hérodias aborde le même épisode biblique des relations de pouvoir et d'amour entre Hérode, Hérodias et Salomé aboutissant à la décollation de saint Jean Baptiste (Iaokanann) qu'Oscar Wilde, quelques années plus tard, mettra en scène dans sa Salomé (1893). Bel exemplaire. Non rogné. Vicaire III, 730. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Last Essays on Church and Religion [SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY]

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1877. First Edition. pp xxxii, 228, in publisher's mauve cloth ruled in black, with gilt insignia on upper board. A near fine copy with mild rubbing to corners and spine ends, some faint staining to rear board. Inscribed by Arnold on the half title page "Frederic Harrison from Matthew Arnold 1877." The same page also has a bookplate we have not identified, and "With kind regards--" written at the top in a different ink. Harrison (1831-1923) was a British legal scholar, historian, and occasional critic of Arnold's ideas on culture. He published an essay on Arnold in his book Tennyson, Ruskin, Mill, and Other Literary Estimates (London, 1899).

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        Recueil de 8 textes importants de psychiatrie et de neurologie ayant appartenu à Eugène Azam

      1877 - Grand et fort in-8° relié demi-chagrin blond de l'époque, cinq nerfs, titre gravé. Très bel exemplaire aux coiffes intactes et aux coupes à peine frottées. On trouve reliés à la suite les texte suivants : 1- Samuel Pozzi : Sur la sclérose des circonvolutions cérébrales chez les aliénés, et, en particulier, sur une forme nouvelle (cirrhose atrophique granuleuse disséminée) (Paris, Impr. de A. Hennuyer, 1882), plats de couverture conservés (envoi au Docteur Azam - - COPY SIGNED TO AZAM), 28 pages- - - 2- Gabriel Descourtis : Du fractionnement des opérations cérébrales et en particulier de leur dédoublement dans les psychopathies : thèse pour le doctorat en médecine présentée . le 15 juin 1882 (paris, A. Parent, 1882), plats de couverture conservés (envoi au Docteur Azam - - COPY SIGNED TO AZAM), 64 pages - - - -3- A. PICK : Zur Psychologie der Motorischen apraxie (separat abdruck Neur. Centralblatt 1902) COPY SIGNED BY PICK - - - 4- Willemin : De l'insomnie (Paris, Asselin, 1877), plats conservés, tiré à part extrait des Archives Générales de Médecine, 46 pages - - - 5- Paul Le Maître : Contribution à l'étude des états cataleptiques dans les maladies mentales. (Paris, Steinheil, 1895, plats conservés, 96 pages et 2 planches hors-texte. - - - 6- Camille Auguste Marson : Contribution à l'étude des hallucinations verbales psycho-motrices (Paris Jouve 1897), plats de couverture conservés, 71 pages (thèse soutenue devant Alix Joffroy et Gilles de la Tourette). - - 7- E. Lisle : Lettres sur la folie. Série. III, deuxième partie (Paris, Baillière, 1861), 39 pages. - - - 8- Manheimer, Marcel : Le gâtisme au cours des états psychologiques (Paris, Henri Jouve, 1897), 176 pages. Il s'agit bien de l'exemplaire de thèse et non pas l'exemplaire de librairie publié chez Alcan avec deux pages de moins. Plats conservés. - - - Étienne Eugène Azam (28 May 1822 - 16 December 1899) was a French surgeon from Bordeaux who is chiefly remembered for his work in psychology, particularly a case involving a female patient he named "Félida X" who seemed to have "alternating personalities", or what Azam referred to as doublement de la vie. Over a number of years Azam studied Félida's psychological profile and from his research published three reports. He described Félida as a hysterical patient who had a serious and sad (normal) state, along with a merry and generous state. He analyzed these two states as two distinct, separate personalities that seemed to be unaware of the other. The case of Félida X is one of the earliest documented descriptions of what would later be called a multiple personality disorder. At the time, this situation garnered interest in the medical community, and created several puzzling questions in regards to the concept of Self, as well as to the definition of personal ego. Additionally from a quasi-religious context, the concept of multiple personalities was contrary to the paranormal belief system of Spiritualism (religious movement), which had a large following in the 19th century. - - Étienne Eugène Azam était un chirurgien bordelais né en 1822, mort en 1899 qui s'intéressa particulièrement à la psychologie, notamment au cas de la patiente Félida qu'il suivit pendant des années. Eugène Azam était le fils d'un médecin du Gers venu s'établir à Bordeaux vers 1820. En l'espace de huit ans, il publia trois ouvrages sur cette patiente qui présentait des "personnalités alternantes", état proche de ce qui devait être dénommé plus tard le Trouble de la personnalité multiple. Avec Alfred Velpeau et Paul Broca, il a contribué à faire connaitre en France les travaux de James Braid sur l'hypnose et ouvre la voie a Charcot, Babinski et Pierre janet. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      London, John Van Voorst, 1877.. FIRST EDITION 1877. 8vo, approximately 230 x 145 mm, 9 x 5¾ inches, engraved plate of beetles as frontispiece, pages: xxv, 256 including index, plus 2 pages of adverts, original publisher's blind stamped green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, original yellow endpapers. Small neat repair to closed tear at top of inner margin of title page, small neat repair to 1 outer margin due to bad opening, with slight loss of paper, several pages have a tiny nick to lower margins, endpapers, frontispiece and title page have light foxing, occasional tiny spot to margins, neat ink name to first blank endpaper (Henry E. Moore), otherwise a very good clean copy. Thomas Vernon Wollaston, English entomologist especially known for his studies of Coleoptera inhabiting several North Atlantic archipelagoes. Wollaston's religious beliefs effectively prevented him from supporting Charles Darwin's theories of evolution. Wollaston was a frequent correspondent with the geologist Charles Lyell and Charles Darwin. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Architecture in Ancient Rome - Alma-Tadema, 1877.

      ARCHITECTURE IN ANCIENT ROMEEts uit 1877 van de hand van Leopold Löwenstam naar het schilderij (Opus CLXXXI) van Sir Lawrence (Lourens) Alma-Tadema. Met potlood gemonogrammeerd door Alma-Tadema. Later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 18 x 17 cm.Op Architecture in Ancient Rome werken hoog op een steiger drie Griekse beeldhouwers aan een kolossaal beeld van Apollo. Samen met Sculpture (en nog een derde, Painters) vormen ze een serie over de kunsten in de Oudheid.De serie etsen werden vervaardigd voor publicatie in het kunsttijdschrift The Art Journal. De schilderijen waarnaar de etsen gemaakt zijn, waren bij uitzondering gemaakt op koperplaten, die wellicht afkomstig waren van de etser. Nadat de prenten gepubliceerd waren, kreeg Alma-Tadema ze onder ogen en was niet tevreden met het resultaat. Alma-Tadema had al eerder een conflict gehad met etser Löwenstam over de kwaliteit van diens werk. De schilder was nauwkeurig betrokken bij het reproductieproces en stuurde dit veelvuldig bij. Alma-Tadema gaf aanwijzingen in de hoop dat de prentmaker hieraan kon en wilde voldoen. Met zijn perfectionistische instelling zat de schilder in een lastig parket, hij bleef immers afhankelijk van de kwaliteit en inzet van de etser en de uitgever en kon niet volledig zijn eigen koers varen.Dat Alma-Tadema zich moet hebben neergelegd bij het resultaat van de etsen van Löwenstam, blijkt uit het feit dat beide prenten niet alleen verschenen in The Art Journal, maar'zoals de exemplaren hier te zien'ook als losse uitgaven (en voorzien van een monogram) werden verkocht.Prijs: € 750,- (incl. lijst).

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