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        BLACK BEAUTY. His Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse. Translated from the Original Equine.

      First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to her cousin Emma. Publisher's original brown cloth with decoration to the upper board and spine embossed in gilt and black. Carter's variant B binding. Engraved frontispiece after C. Hewitt. An exceptional example, the cloth clean with a little rubbing at the extremities and a small area of scuffing to the top left corner of the upper panel. The binding square, the original endpapers and hinges remain firm. Previous owner's circular blindstamp to the coated front endpaper and some spotting to the front blank, otherwise clean and bright throughout. Inscribed by Anna Sewell in black ink on the front blank "For Dearest Cousin Emma / with the Author's fond love / Christmas 1877". With two autograph letters signed from the author to "Dearest Cousin Emma". The first dated 26th Dec [1877] "I sent you a book on the 22nd which I hope arrived safely & brought my love with it.", the other dated 4th January [1878] and retaining the original mailing envelope "It is impossible for me to tell you all the pleasure that your letter gave me, but as you were an author before any of us, you may perhaps imagine it - I am delighted [underlined] that you like my book". Also present is a note from Grace Sewell annotated by Emma, sent on Anna's death "Dear Anna particularly requested her affectionate love to be sent to you". Housed in a purpose-made quarter red morocco case, with titles in gilt to the spine.An exceptional example in all respects. The recipient Emma Curtis, was herself an author of at least two books including "Annie Barclay" and "Jottings Of An Old Woman Of Eighty". Anna Sewell began writing Black Beauty in November 1871 whilst confined indoors, crippled with the illness that would eventually claim her life just a few months after the novel was published. As a result author inscribed copies are of the utmost scarcity.

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        A Chinese and English vocabulary.

      Shanghai American Presbyterian Mission Press 1877 - Second edition. 8vo., xi, 719pp., contemporary half calf rebacked (cloth, paper label), a good copy. Cordier, Sinica, 1610. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Avec les Dessins de Gustave Doré. Traduction française de Pier-Angelo Fiorentino. Accompagnée du texte italien. Complet du frontispice et des 75 planches hors texte. Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie. 1877 - 194 pages. Serpentes légendées. Ex-libris Gilbert Picot.Reliure pleine percaline rouge de l'éditeur. Dos lisse caissonné à froid. Premier plat orné d'une plaque doré donnant l'auteur, le titre et l'illustrateur. Très rares rousseurs concentrées sur les serpentes. Très bon état. Fort volume. Format in folio (44x32). Dante Alighieri (Durante degli Alighieri dit Dante) est un poète, écrivain et homme politique florentin (1265 Florence - 1321 Ravenne). Père de la langue italienne, il est, avec Pétrarque et Boccace, l'une des "trois couronnes" qui imposèrent le toscan comme langue littéraire. Poète majeur "Il sommo poeta" ou simplement "Il poeta" du Moyen Âge, il est l'auteur de la Divine Comédie, souvent considérée comme la plus grande oeuvre écrite dans cet idiome et l'un des chefs-d'oeuvre de la littérature mondiale.

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        Im Fernen Osten. Reisen des Grafen Bela Széchenyí in Indien, Japan, China, Tibet und Birma in den Jahren 1877-1880. Wien, Alfred Hölder, 1881.

      1877. 8vo. [8], VI, [2], 1013, [1 blank] pp. With 56 wood engraved plates, and dozens of smaller wood engravings in text, and 3 tinted litographed folding maps. Original publisher's decorated cloth. First edition of a work on a research expedition to the Far East by Gustav Kreitner (1847-1893). As a diplomat and geographer, Kreitner accompanied the Austrian count Béla Széchenyí (1837-1918) to China, Tibet, Birma and Japan. The text is illustrated with numerous views of cities, landscapes, architecture and more. - Browned throughout, but otherwise a very good copy. Cordier, Japonica, col. 705; Cordier, Sinica, cols. 2142-2143.

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        Slave Trade. No. 2 (1877). 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. 1877. [C.-1829.]. London, Harrison and Sons, 1877.

      1877. Folio. XIII, (1) pp. 1 blank f., 382 pp. With 3 folding lithogr. maps of Mozambique, coast from Xanga to Ibo, and the Kingani River in East Africa. Sewn, with traces of spine. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade. Includes communications relevant to slavery in Persia and the trade passing through the Arabian Peninsula: "On his way through Resht, returning from Mekka, Prince Ferhad Miza [...] brought with him in his suite, three black slaves that he had bought in the holy city of Mohamed. Two of these had been mutilated, and they all came originally from the Zanzibar dominions, but they had remained long enough in Arabia to acquire a knowledge of the Arabic language [...] I make no doubt that vast numbers continue to be imported through the Persian Gulf by the Muscat Arabs; but the fact that Zanzibar slaves are to be found in the slave markets of Mekka, proved that the five or six Jeddah dhows that annually frequent the port of Zanzibar are not sufficiently watched [...]" (p. 35). More relevant material is to be found in the sections "Egypt" (pp. 7-12; includes correspondence relating to the traffic at Jeddah and in the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea); "Persia" (pp. 34f.; "Abolition of Persian Slave Trade Commissioner at Bushire"; "On Slave Trade and status of slaves"; "Commissioner in Gulf need no longer be maintained"); "Turkey. (Consular) - Jeddah" (pp. 164-167); "Zanzibar" (pp. 172-323); and "Reports from Naval Officers" (pp. 324-382). - Disbound from a volume of parliamentary papers. A good copy. Bennett 504.

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        Autograph manuscript written in ink, with two pencil sketches, signed with his butterfly monogram. N. p., [probably early 1877].

      1877. 8vo. 3 pp. on bifolium. To "my dear Black": "Noch nicht! noch nicht! my dear Black! I am a little behind hand - curious aint it! That confounded Peacock Room has nearly ruined me and I have had to work frightfully to make up for it. It will be all right directly of course but I am woefully pushed. - Beseech HRH to be indulgent and appoint some day next week - say Saturday or Friday afternoon at about 5 'o'clock and I will try to be ready for her and shall be so enchanted to see her interest in what I have been doing - I think you will like the pictures - manage this my dear Black for your [xxx] [Whistler's butterfly monogram]. Just write a line to say it is all right". - The letter discusses a proposed visit from Princess Louise, the daughter of Queen Victoria and wife of the Marquis of Lorne. The Princess was herself an artist - a sculptor of note - and Whistler's correspondence indicates she took a keen interest in his work. The two pencil sketches appear to have been drawn before the letter was written. If they are by Whistler, we can assume that they have something to do with a commission he was working on for Princess Louise. The drawings seem to be preliminary sketches for a crest, which features a dog and crossed swords. - The stupendously opulent and beautiful Peacock Room was painted by James A. McNeill Whistler during late 1876 and early 1877. The entire room is decorated in oil colour and gold on wood, leather and canvas, its Orientalist theme crowned by Whistler's painting The Princess from the Land of Porcelain. The Peacock Room is now installed in the Freer Gallery of Art (Smithsonian Institution) in Washington D.C., but was originally designed for use as the dining room in the London residence of Frederick R. Leyland, a wealthy English shipping magnate. In 1904, after the house had changed hands, the American Charles L. Freer, founder of the Freer Gallery of Art, was able to purchase the contents of the room, have it dismantled and shipped to his home in Detroit, where it was installed in an addition to his home in 1905. In 1919 it was once more dismantled and transported to its permanent location in the Freer Gallery in Washington, D.C. - Slightly stained.

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        The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe

      London: George Bell & Sons 1877. 7 volumes. Bound in a lovely deep red half calf with marbled boards and edges. Gilt decorated panels on spine. . Very Good. Half Calf. 1877. 12mo..

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      1877. HACHETTE. 1877 - 1885. In - 12.Carré. Relié demi - cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable. 556 + 610 + 573 + 485 + 523 + 438 + 591 Pages. Plats et contres plats jaspées. Signets conservé. Quelques taches de rousseurs dans tous les ouvrages. Quelques épidermures sur les dos. Auteur, titre et filets dorés. Quelques pages légèrements déchirées dans le tome 1 sans conséquences sur la lecture. Coiffe en tête abimée sur le tome 5 . SOMMAIRE : TOME 1: premiere periode : Rome sous les rois (754 - 510 av j.c ) ; Formation du peuple romain. Deuxième période : rome sous kes consuls patriciens (510 - 367 av j.c ) Lutte interieures. Faiblesse au dehors. Troisième période : Rome sous les consuls des deux ordres jusqu'au guerres puniques (366 - 264 av j.c ) Achèvement de la constitution. Conquête de l'italie. Quatrième période : Conqupete du monde ( 264 - 133 av J.c ) TOME 2 : Cinquième période rome depuis les gracques jusqu'a auguste ( 133 - 30) guerres civiles - chutes du gourvernement républicain. TOME 3 sixième période : l'empire romain sous auguste 30 av J.C - 14 après. septième période : l'empire romain de tibère a nerva ( 14 - 96 ) - dix emperuers, dont sept assassinés. TOME 4 suite de la septième période : l'empire romain de tibère a nerva (14 - 96) .Huitième période : de l'avénement de nerva à la mort de marc - aurèle (96 - 180 ) . La paix romaine. TOME 5 : L'empire et la société romaine aux deux premiers siècles de notre ère. TOME 6 : Neuvième période : les princes africains et syrens (180 - 225) .TOME 7 : Douzième période : dioclétien, théodose, organisation de l'empire byzantin, triomphe du christianisme.

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        THE CHILD OF THE CAVERN; or, Strange Doings Underground

      1877 - Translated by W.H.G. Kingston. Numerous Illustrations. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1877. Original brown cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, all edges gilt. First British Edition of the tale that was also published as THE BLACK INDIES and as UNDERGROUND CITY. The unusual tale takes place deep in a Scottish mine.~The peculiar wildness of Jules Verne's imagination shows with startling effect when he selects Scotland and its sober-minded people as scene and characters for his latest characteristic extravaganza. He describes a mine of fabulous wonders by and of superhuman powers, and then he has a plot that would furnish plots for several exciting novels. [from an early promotional piece cited in T&M]~The pirate publisher George Munro was the first to get out an edition in English, in his triple-columned self-wrappered "Seaside Library" in the Spring of 1877. This first British edition came out in October of that year: "Pictured on the front cover is Jack Ryan kneeling on the twenty-sixth landing down the gloomy shaft. Harfang the bird [owl] is also shown on the front cover and spine" [T&M]. This is a near-fine, bright copy (a few leaves standing slightly proud, faint fading on the blank rear cover). Taves & Michaluk V017; Myers 10. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Kaisarnamah i Hind; or, Lay of the Empress. A Poem, in nine Cantos with Appendices containing the Histories of the Princes of India, dedicated with gracious Permission to Her Majesty the Queen Empress of India. London, printed for private circulation only (by Maclure & Macdonald), 1877-1882.

      1877. 2 vols. Large folio (495 x 370 mm). (44) ff. of English text, (58) ff. of Persian text, 117, (1) pp. (48) ff. of English text, (26) ff. of Hindi text, (2), 45, (1) pp. With 2 lithogr. title pages, 2 lithogr. frontispiece portraits of Queen Victoria (double-tinted lithograph) and Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (chromolithograph), and 24 photographic portraits (woodburytypes), 17 chromolithogr. coats of arms, 51 photographic views (woodburytypes), 1 lithogr. view, 2 maps and 4 genealogical tables (3 double-page). With the portraits and the text of the cantos in elaborate and finely illuminated chromolithogr. borders (with gold); the other text leaves within red borders. With the extensive Persian and Hindi texts lithographed from calligraphic models. Contemp. green morocco, each board with large gold-tooled centre-piece representing the star of India, with in the centre the monogram "VRI" ("Victoria Regina Imperatrix"), gold-tooled fillets, gold-tooled spine with title and author in second and third of six compartments, gilt edges (signed at the foot of the front turn-in by Morley, Oxford). A sumptuous and extremely rare tribute to the British Raj and a detailed history of the princely families in India by the distinguished orientalist Edward Backhouse Eastwick (1814-83), prompted by the proclamation of Queen Victoria as Empress of India in 1876. The first volume contains three cantos, with a translation into Persian verse by Amir Jan, followed by a history of the Nizáms of the Dakan; the second volume contains cantos IV and V with a translation into Hindi verse by Kaviraja Syamala Dasa of Udaipur, followed by a history of the Rájpúts. - The work is beautifully decorated, and illustrated with fine photographic views of palaces, tombs, gates, etc., including the mausoleum of the Emperor Humayún, the tomb of Nizámu'd-dín, the caves of Ajanta, the Palace of Nizám, the Hall of the 66 pillars and the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. It further includes photographic portraits and finely chromolithographed coats-of-arms of several members of the English and Indian aristocracy. - The "List of subscribers to the Kaisarnámah i hind and distribution of copies", included in the first volume, lists only 107 copies, which explains its rarity. - Edward Backhouse Eastwick spent some six years in India, serving first as cadet in the infantry and later as interpreter, and another three in Persia. He published a number of well-received translations of Persian literary classics and wrote several books on the cities of India. - Some smudges and spotting, frontispiece portraits pulled loose from the title page, but still attached to the endleaves. The bindings show some wear, the first volume with some stains and scratches and one headband nearly detached. Overall in very good condition. Blumhardt, A supplementary catalogue of Hindi books in the library of the British Museum, col. 80. For Eastwick: Loloi, "Eastwick, Edward Backhouse (1814-1883)", in: Encyclopedia Irancia (online ed.).

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      1877. HETZEL. ENTRE 1877 ET 1891. In - 4.Carré. Cartonnage d'éditeurs. Etat passable. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs. 616 pages - ouvrage illustré de nombreux dessins en noir et blanc dans le texte - dos renforcé - manque en pied sur le 1er plat - un dessin en noir et blanc sous serpente en frontispice - quelques rousseurs sans conséquence sur la lecture du à l'année de l'ouvrage - coins émoussés - cartonnage aux deux éléphants - cartonnage monochrome - relieur Engel 1er type - 7 photos disponibles. DESSINS PAR FERAT GRAVES PAR BARBANT.

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        Neftianaia promyshlennost v sievero-amerikanskom shtatie Pensilvanii i na Kavkaze

      Tip. Obshchestvennaia Polza, Sanktpeterburg 1877 - 25x16cm, xvi,304 pp., Contemporary binder's half-leather. DEFECTIVE MAP: the folding map appears to lack at least one panel. Author the Russian chemist renowned for formulating the periodic table. Study of petroleum production in the USA based on the author's study of Oil Creek Valley (Crawford County and Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA) oil fields . In 1876 Mendeleev was sent by the Tsarist government to study the American petroleum industry. Foxed. Some rubbing. Some light spine scuffing. Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TURKISTAN Notes From a Journey in Russian Turkistan, Khokand, Bukhara and Kuldja

      New York: Scribner, Amstrong & Co., 1877. 2 volumes. First Edition, 1877 issue. With 2 frontispieces, 37 other wood-cut illustrations both on full page plates and within the text and with three folding colour maps. Complete. 8vo, publisher’s original dark-green cloth ruled and decorated on the upper covers and spines in gilt and black, t.e.g. xii, 411; [x], 463 pp. A fine set indeed, very fresh, clean, crisp and beautifully preserved. As pristine and unused. Only the very faintest evidence of age. RARE IN THIS CONDITION, AN IMPORTANT, EVEN PRIMARY WORK ON CENTRAL ASIA. Schuyler, an American career diplomat, went to Turkistan in 1873 while serving as consul-general in St. Petersburg. Although the aim of his journey was to report on the political and social conditions to of the regions recently annexed by Russio, the result was no mere government study. Schuyler has produced an exceptionally detailed account of Central Asia, the Steppe, Syr Darya, Tashkent, Mussulman life, bazaars, trade, Samarkand, Zarafshan valley, Hodjent, Kurama, Khokand, Bukhara, Issyk Kul, Semiretch, Kuldja and the Russian foreign policy in Asia, their administration, Khivan campaign and its consequences. It also provides an exceptional comparison of the inhabitants living under the control of the Khans and those under Russian rule. Called “Monumental...a classic on the subject" by Yakushi.

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        Historische tentoonstelling van Friesland, gehouden in Hr. Ms. Paleis te Leeuwarden gedurende den zomer van 1877. [Leeuwarden, 1877]. Album (33 x 26 cm). With a manuscript title-page with a mounted cut out of an albumen print of the arms of Friesland, and 34 albumen prints mounted on 26 leaves with manuscript captions below, and 3 albumen prints mounted on 3 loosely inserted leaves, without captions, but matching the others and including 1 repeat. Contemporary blind-tooled brown cloth, with metal clasps, gilt title on front board, gilt edges.

      NCC (2 copies); cf. C. Boschma, ?De historische tentoonstelling van Friesland in 1877? in: De vrije Fries LVII (1977), pp. 17-32; for Matthijsen and Ringler see: Album containing 37 photographs (including 1 repeat) of the Historical exhibition of Friesland held in the royal palace of Leeuwarden in the summer of 1877, giving a valuable display of the exhibition and its historical artefacts. The well-received photos were made by the, Leeuwarden-based, female photographer Gerarda Henrietta Matthijssen (1846-1879) by request of Antiquarian Cabinet of Friesland, upon which she was allowed to call herself royal photographer. The photos were apparently also sold together in a limited issue album as we could locate two other copies: one in the library of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and one in the collection of Tresoar, Leeuwarden.One of the three loosely inserted leaves with photographs, contains a manuscript owner's inscription of another Leeuwarden-based photographer, Hendrik Anthonie Karel Ringler (1846-1879).Some minor thumbing on the title-page and some occasional foxing throughout, not affecting the photographs, otherwise in very good condition. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities, otherwise good.

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        The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs

      Ellis and White 1877 - FIRST EDITION, a trifle browned, pp. vii, 392, 8vo, slightly later half blue morocco by Zaehnsdorf, spine gilt with knot patterns, top edges gilt, slight shelf wear to lower edges, custom box, good. The printed paper label on the spine reads incongruously 'William Morris Books' (though the poem is in IV Books). 'Morris's own version of the Icelandic epic, his longest and most ambitious poem . This four-book narrative in resounding rhyming couplets is constructed with the confidence of one of the great Victorian feats of engineering. Sigurd was Morris's own favourite of all his works' (ODNB).

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      J. B. LIPPINCOTT, PHIL 1877 - TITLE: WORTHY WOMEN OF OUR FIRST CENTURY By MRS. O. J. WISTER 1877 AUTHOR: MRS. O. J. WISTER and MISS AGNES IRWIN PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: J. B. LIPPINCOTT, PHIL 1877 EDITION: First Edition ISBN: NONE CATEGORY: Ethnic, History, Education, Decorative BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: GREEN SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 328 pages. CONDITION: The outside of book is in good plus condition; the boards are tight; there is mild rubbings or scuffs to the top and bottom edges of the spine. The inside of book is in good plus condition. There is a 'Clara D Hoar - May 18, 1877' written in old style ink on the second front free endpaper. Book is without other marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in book. Good+/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: The author, Sarah Butler Wister was the oldest daughter of Fanny Kemble and Pierce Butler. She was the mother of Owen Wister who was author of The Virginian, the "father" of Western Fiction. Wister inherited Butler Place from his mother on her death in 1908. Sarah's co-editor was Agnes Irwin who was the first dean of Radcliffe College. Irwin was also the principal of the West Penn Square Seminary for Young Ladies which is now known as the Agnes Irwin School. THERE ARE ONLY A COUPLE OF COPIES FROM LIPPINCOTT 1877 FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET AT THE TIME OF THIS RESEARCH, AND THEY ARE PRICED IN THE $750-1000+ RANGE!!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcome to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 008713 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        corso teorico pratico di diritto civile

      UNIONE TIPOGRAFICO-EDITRICE TORINESE, 1877 - 1886. L' opera è composta da 10 volumi, il volume IX e X sono seconde edizioni rivedute dall' autore. Vol I (1877) Della cittadinanza e dei diritti civili; Vol II (1877) Dei Beni, Della Prorietà e sue modificazioni; Vol III (1878) Delle successioni, Vol IV (1880) Acquisto dell' eredità, Donazioni; Vol V(1879) Comunione, Possesso, Prescrizione, Occupazione; Vol VI (1880) Delle obbligazioni; Vol VII (1881) Dei contratti, Del contratto di matrimonio e della vendita, Vol VIII (1882) Dei contratti in specie, Della permuta, Dell' Enfiteusi e della locazione; Vol IX (1886)Dei contratti in specie; Vol X (1886) Trascrizione, Privilegi e ipoteche, Separazione del patrimonio del defunto da quello dell' erede. buono stato di conservazione, tracce d'uso nel secondo e nel sesto volume volume, piccole mancanze nei dorsi mezza pelle coeva, angoli in pelle 23x15,5 - 656 pp, 587 pp, 619 pp, 595 pp, 551 pp, 612 pp, 505 pp, 554 pp, 638 pp, 607 pp

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        La Butte des Moulins. Avec documents archéologiques & administratifs inédits.

      Paris, Veuve Cadart, 1877,in-folio 475 x 320 mm., (2) ff., 47 pp., (1) ff., XX planches avec 22 ill. : eaux-fortes par A. - P. MARTIAL, photos et 1 plan, en feuilles sous chemise demi-percaline à lacets, page de titre bicolore, signé par l'auteur, ex. numéroté : "14 avant lettre" signé par l'éditeur et imprimé sur beau papier Vergé, portrait de l'auteur en phototypie contrecollé, coins défraîchis, coupes frottées, déchirures bords sup. du premier et deuxième plat, plats salis et insolés, intérieur très propre sauf la page de faux-titre et le verso de la dernière planche brunies par contact avec le carton de la chemise, bon exemplaire. Monographie historique et artistique sur la Butte des Moulins disparue lors du percement de l'avenue de l'Opéra.

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        Lettre autographe signée de Renault à sa maîtresse

      - Louis RENAULT (1877 - 1944), constructeur automobile français Lettre autographe signée « Louis » à sa maitresse Jeanne Hatto. Pittsburgh (1911) ; 2 pages in-8° sur papier en-tête « Hotel Schenley Pittsburgh » En 1911 Louis Renault part aux Etats-Unis apprendre les méthodes industrielles du constructeur automobile Henri Ford, il entretient à cette époque une liaison avec la cantatrice Jeanne Hatto : « Deux mots Jano chérie (Jeanne Hatto) avant de reprendre le train. Je suis arrivé ce matin à Pittsburgh après (des) mois couché dans le train et repart ce soir pour arrivé demain mercredi 19 à Buffalo. Nous avons visité ce jour 5 usines dont une est la plus grande aciérie du monde cela est vraiment surprenant de voir une ville entière des usines immenses construite en moins de 25 ans. Je suis un peu fatigué mais me porte bien mon estomac va bien aussi ce pauvre Jean est tout en coton il ne tient plus debout sur ces grandes quilles. Comme vas-tu je n’ai rien de toi depuis le départ que deux télégrammes cela parait long sans nouvelle et sans ce voir. Je m’ennuie bien de toi et il y en a encore pour 15 jours au moins. Je serais de retour surement à New York vers le 1 mai. Envoie moi un télégramme afin que je le reçoive avant de m’embarquer en bateau car je ne sais si je recevrai seulement une de tes lettres. Je te quitte et t’embrasse bien tendrement du fond de mon cœur. On m’appelle pour le train à bientôt mon chérie. Louis » [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Flore forestière illustrée. Arbres et arbustes du centre de l'Europe. Description générale-Organographie-Culture-Habitat-Produits principaux et accessoire. 18 planches en chromolithographie contenant 350 figures.

      J. Rothschild, 1877. Demo-chagin marron à coins. 45x55cm Complet de ses 18 planches couleurs en chromolithographie contrecollées sur fort papier et montées sur onglet. Glossaire. Tableau synoptique. Rousseurs dans le texte. Planches dans un bel état de fraîcheur. Qq. restaurations sur les feuillets de texte. Reliure présentant qq. épidermures. Bon état général.

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        The lazy Lays, and Prose Imaginings

      A. D. 1877 (Popular Chronology;) A. M. 5877 (Torquemada;) A. M. 50,800,077 (Huxley.) London. - 8vo., pp. 156; a fine copy in the publisher's maroon cloth, upper board blocked in black and gilt with an elaborate design by Florence Claxton, lower board blocked in blind; corners slightly bumped; dedicatory inscription to title-page 'To the authoress of "Serious Letters to Serious Friends", with the sincere regards of Mr W. H. Harrison Oct. 5th 1877.First edition, a presentation copy, of this eccentric collection of verse and prose by the photographer, spiritualist and journalist William Henry Harrison. Harrison was a regular contributor to the British Journal of Photography, and several pieces here evidence his passion. For photography. 'The Lay of the Photographer' is a mock heroic describing the preparation of photographic plates, with the important chemicals personified as the elegant Bromide, the adventurous young Pyroxyline etc. Harrison claimed to have invented a bromide emulsion dry plate, and the poem touts the superiority of his process: if you mention the outmoded iodine method to a photographer, he is liable to 'shriek and turn pallid with fear'. A second piece in an orientalist mdoe, 'How Hadji Al Shacabac was Photographed', describes his visit to a mysterious wizard skilled in the art of instantly producing pictures of people with the aid of a small 'cannon'. The other pieces include verse in praise of a 'Broad-Brimmed Hat', as well as the imagined lamentations of a 'Fat Man' and a 'Mother-in-Law'. The prose story 'Our Raven' describes the author's trials as the hands (or claws) of a demonically possessed Raven with a passion for gardening. Other more serious essays include 'How to double the Utility of the Printing Press' and 'Materialistic Religion'.The elaborate cover design by by Florence Claxton depicts a griffin, accompanied by a rather disgruntled pelican-like bird holding a pen in its beak. A prefatory note explains that the choice of a griffin emblem for the front of the book is a reference to the monster that protected its treasure from 'the one eyes Arimaspians': this griffin, apparently, guards the book from opportunistic American publishers; the pelican, perhaps, represents the author.William Henry Harrison was notable for his close involvement in the nineteenth-century craze for spiritualism. He was the founder of the Spiritualist Newspaper, and later of the British National Association of Spiritualists. Marie Sinclair, the 'authoress of "Serious Letters to serious Friends", to whom this book is inscribed was vice-president of the Association. Her Letters on a serious Subject to serious Friends (1875) was an ambitious attempt to reconcile theosophy, spiritualism, and Catholicism Language: English

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        Fungi Italici. Autographice Delineati.

      Patavii (Padoue), SumptAuctoris (Lithogr. P. Fracanzani), 1877-1886x45, 1 volume in-folio de 250x350 mm environ, non paginé 14 pages (index)-(375) ff. contenant 1500 figures, cartonnage toilé corail. Petite déchirure sans manque sur la page de titre, gardes insolées, frottements sur les coiffes et coins sinon bon état. Pier Andrea Saccardo est un mycologue Italien, né le 23 avril 1845 à Trévise et mort le 11 février 1920 à Padoue.Il est l'auteur d'un très important ouvrage de taxinomie des champignons Sylloge fungorum omnium hucusque cognitorum (inventaire de tous les champignons connus jusque-là) dans lequel il liste tous les noms utilisés pour nommer les champignons (plus de 160 000 pages ont été publiées). Certaines de ses descriptions et de ses clés de classification font encore référence. Il s'intéresse également à l'histoire des sciences et fait paraître en 1895 et en 1901 La botanica in Italia. Il devient membre honoraire, en 1916, de la British Mycological Society. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        Promenade autour du monde. 1871.

      Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1877. In-4°, demi maroquin bleu, dos à nerfs (reliure de l'époque). 679 pp. Cinquième édition, illustrée de 316 vignettes et planches hors-texte, gravées sur bois par Avenet, A. de Bar, E. Bayard, E. Bocourt, E. Boulanger, etc. Portait en frontispice. L'auteur, ancien ambassadeur d'Autriche à Paris, entreprit en 1871 un large tour de monde qui le conduisit aux Etats-Unis (qu'il traversa de New-York à San Francisco), au Japon et en Chine.Minimes épidermures sinon bon exemplaire.

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        MICHAEL STROGOFF, The Courier of the Czar

      1877. Verne, Jules. MICHAEL STROGOFF. Translated by W.H.G. Kingston. Revised by Julius Chambers. With Ninety Full-Page Illustrations. New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1877. 6 pp undated ads. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First American Edition of this historical tale of adventure taking place during a Siberian revolt by the Tartars. The czar must get a message to his brother the arch-duke, in Irkutsk, for which he chooses his best courier, Michael Strogoff.~The first publication in English, in October 1876, was in a wrappered American edition by Frank Leslie; Sampson Low's U.K. edition came out two months later (in December 1876, despite the 1877 date on the title page). This Scribner Armstrong edition came out a few weeks later, in January 1877; it sold so well that by February a third edition was being advertised.~This is a near-fine copy, with minor rubbing at the extremities but otherwise scarcely any external wear or soil (a few leaves stand slightly proud). This highly-sought Verne tale seldom turns up in any better condition. Taves & Michaluk V015; Edwards 15.

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        A coups de fusil. Ouvrage illustré de trente dessins originaux hors texte par A. de Neuville, dont douze dessins au fusain et dix-huit dessins à la plume reproduits en fac-similé.

      Paris, G. Charpentier, 1877 ; in-4, demi-maroquin rouge-sang à coins, dos à cinq nerfs décorés de filets pointillés dorés, titre doré sur bandeau noir et fauve, caissons très décorés d'un fleuron doré dans un double encadrement doré, avec encadrement de rinceaux aux écoinçons, guirlandes de fleurs et feuilles dorées en tête et pied du dos, filet doré sur les plats et les coins, tête dorée, couverture conservée (reliure de l'époque, signée Champs, célèbre relieur parisien) ; (2) ff. (faux-titre, titre), 166 pp., (1) f. (imprimeur) ; 30 dessins en noir hors-texte dont un portrait en frontispice protégés par des serpentes imprimées, dont 12 dessins au fusain et 18 dessins à la plume. Bien complet des 30 gravures hors-texte, plus 2 planches refusées par mesure administrative et restées en place.Bel exemplaire dans une reliure décorative.

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        Les Mots Anglais - Petite Philologie à l'usage des classes et du monde

      Chez Truchy, Leroy frères successeursParis Ed. originale 1877 Sans date. In-12 (18,5 x 12 cm),, faux-titre, titre, XXXV-352 pp.,, 2ff., Cartonnage imprimé de l'éditeur, avec le tampon de sa nouvelle adresse sur le premier plat. EDITION ORIGINALE. Petit manque à la coiffe supérieure. Bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage d'autant plus rare dans son cartonnage d'éditeur..

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        Oeuvres. Publiées d'après des documents inédits par René de Maulde. Pièces, Satyres, Epitaphes.

      Paris, Ed. Léon Willem, 1877-82, en 4/4 Vol. Petit In-12 (16/18 cm). Broché, couverture rempliée, Couvert sous papier cristal. 227, 226, 192, 78, IV, LIV pp. Bien complet de sa carte du chateau et de l'illustration Des Singeries de la Ligue en double page du T2. Edition numérotée 98/450 sur Papier Velin de Hollande. Reliures laches. Traces poussièreuses sur les premiers plats. Intérieurs très frais. Deux des volumes non coupé. (4/7) Très Bon Etat. Photos contractuelles. Frais d'expédition au coût réel de la Poste.

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      London, 1877. 136 leaves. Illus. A few leaves foxed. Overall very good. Laid into a cloth clamshell case, leather label, with an original cloth cover of the periodical pasted on the front cover. An interesting collection of individual leaves extracted from THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, all pertaining to Canada, Alaska, and Greenland. The collection begins with stories about Toronto and a proposal for Sir John Ross' North Pole expedition. Other highlights include stories or mentions of mining in Greenland, the Red River exploring expedition, the lumber trade in British North America, Vancouver's Island, the Alaska territory, British Columbia, the British Arctic Expedition of 1875 led by Sir George Strong Nares, and much more. Includes a typed list summarizing the content of each leaf, prepared by a previous owner. A valuable collection of contemporary news about Canada, Alaska, and Greenland in the mid to late 19th century, with excellent engravings.

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      London. 1843-1877. - 136 leaves. Illus. A few leaves foxed. Overall very good. Laid into a cloth clamshell case, leather label, with an original cloth cover of the periodical pasted on the front cover. An interesting collection of individual leaves extracted from THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, all pertaining to Canada, Alaska, and Greenland. The collection begins with stories about Toronto and a proposal for Sir John Ross' North Pole expedition. Other highlights include stories or mentions of mining in Greenland, the Red River exploring expedition, the lumber trade in British North America, Vancouver's Island, the Alaska territory, British Columbia, the British Arctic Expedition of 1875 led by Sir George Strong Nares, and much more. Includes a typed list summarizing the content of each leaf, prepared by a previous owner. A valuable collection of contemporary news about Canada, Alaska, and Greenland in the mid to late 19th century, with excellent engravings.

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      Edinburgh, 1877. xiv,[1],824pp. plus two folding chromolithographic charts and twenty-four plates (two chromolithographic). Extra- illustrated with an engraved map from Ross' first voyage at p.88. With clippings and manuscript notes by Alexander McNeil Caird. Large, thick quarto. Contemporary three-quarter calf and cloth, spine gilt, leather label. Front hinge tender, light wear to binding. Contemporary related newspaper clippings pasted to front endpapers. Some minor scattered soiling, a few pencil notes in a contemporary hand. Large map torn at gutter margin, repaired on verso. Very good. A comprehensive survey of Arctic expeditions from the early Norse navigations to those of Sir John Franklin and beyond. Handsomely illustrated with lithographed plates of Arctic scenes. This copy was owned by Alexander McNeil Caird, a British army officer. He has annotated the volume and included his own manuscript notes, dated 1891, on Schwatka's search for the records of the lost Franklin Expedition, undertaken in 1878-80. These are of some substance; his notes are also interesting and reflect a deep knowledge of the Arctic literature.

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        Portraits of Valentine Prinsep, Sir Alfred Horsford, Robert Richardson-Gardner, The Marquis of Winchester, Montague Corry, Lord Claud Hamilton, Sir Henry Elliott, Lord Rochester, the Marquess of Headfort, The Marquess of Hertford, William Davenport, Lord Henry Thynne, Thomas Potter, Admiral Hastings Velverton in Vanity Fair. Vol. 17

      London: Vanity Fair, 1877. Folio. 3/4 shagreen, defect at base of spine. 15 colour lithographs 27 x 38 cm. Jan. 6, 1877 to June 30, 1877. Includes portraits of Valentine Prinsep, Sir Alfred Horsford, Robert Richardson-Gardner, The Marquis of Winchester, Montague Corry, Lord Claud Hamilton, Sir Henry Elliott, Lord Rochester, the Marquess of Headfort, The Marquess of Hertford, William Davenport, Lord Henry Thynne, Thomas Potter, Admiral Hastings Velverton

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        Magasin d'éducation et de récréation et semaine des enfants réunis. Journal de toute la famille. 25Me volume (Hector Servadac). 2 volumes, complet

      Bibliothèque d'éducation et de récréation. J. Hetzel et Cie Paris 1877 Rare! Pré Originale. 2 volumes en forts in-8 reliés, (380)(380) pages. Jolis plein-chagrins rouges modernes, texte sur deux colonnes. Contient Hector Servadac Voyages et Aventures à travers le monde solaire, de Jules Verne( complet). Il s'agit ici de la pré-originale, parue dans cette revue du Magasin d'éducation et de récréation du 1er janvier au 15 décembre 1877, avant d'être publiée dans la collection des Voyages extraordinaires. Avec 99 dessins de Paul Philippoteaux, gravés par Laplante. Contient in fine l'annonce de la collection Stahl: - les 8 albums nouveaux. Livres solides, intérieurs très frais (pages lavées), très bel état.

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        The Holy Scriptures of The Old Testament ( Hebrew and English)

      The British And Foreign Bible Society 1877 - 1384 pages. Half bound in red leather. Red page edges. There is considerable wear to the boards. There is considerable foxing to the paste-downs but the text is generally clear. There are cracks at the hinge throughout the book but the binding appears sound and no pages are obviously missing. Heavy Book. Please check for postage rate. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Violon (Le) de faïence. Dessins en couleurs par M. Emile Bernard, de la Manufacture de Sèvres. Eaux-fortes par M. Jules Adeline.

      Paris, E. Dentu, 1877 ; in-8 ; plein maroquin bleu outre-mer, dos lisse orné d'un violon en couleurs sur fond ivoire, titre doré, plats ornés d'un triple filet à froid d'encadrement, roulette décorative dorée d'intérieur, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés (reliure légèrement postérieure, fin XIXe) ; VIII, 173 pp., (1) f. de catalogue de libraire ; 4 eaux-fortes de J. Adeline et 33 dessins chromolithographiés, inspirés des motifs décoratifs des faïences italiennes, hollandaises et françaises. Première édition. Ouvrage tiré à petit nombre et BIEN COMPLET DES QUATRE EAUX-FORTES, certains exemplaires n'en ont que deux.Merveilleux conte qui met en scène le fameux collectionneur André Pottier (le Dalègre du roman) qui, à Rouen, se fit "souffler" sous le nez un fameux violon de faïence (cinq ou six au monde sont connus) par un autre collectionneur, Sauvageot (le Gardilane du roman) ; l'auteur nous entraine dans le monde des brocanteurs et collectionneurs de l'époque et son roman est finalement un hymne à la faïence.L'exemplaire n'ayant pas été rogné, le bord de quelques feuillets est légèrement passé et la couverture conservée un peu défraichie, sinon bon exemplaire, aux couleurs bien vives et dans une agréable reliure en plein maroquin.

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        Across Africa 2 Vols.

      Daldy, Isbister, London 1877 - 2 Vols. Folding map, plates some folding & illustrations. Contemporary. half calf. A handsome and complete set. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Fishes of the British Islands. London. George Bell & Sons 1877-1878

      1877. 4 voll., bella leg. edit. in t.tela azzurra, titoli impressi in oro sul dorso, bella figura di pesci, impressa in oro, sui piatti ant., impressioni e filettature a secco sui dorsi e sui piatti, ex-libris nel primo foglio di risguardo nei 4 voll. di R. Heywood Thompson, pp.VII-(1)-245-(1), pp.IV-265-(1), pp.IV-208, pp.IV-439-(1); 252 belle tavv. inc. in legno a colori, ritoccate a mano, da A.F.Lydon, da dis. di B.Fawcett, qualche inc. in legno nel testo. Splendido e fresco esemplare, privo di fioriture e bruniture (spesso presenti), raro pertanto in queste condizioni. Casey Wood, p. 301. Dean I, p. 276. Freeman BNHB, 828..Nissen ZBI, 979. Ristampa della prima edizione del (1860-) 1862-65. Famoso trattato sull'ittiologia britannica, per diverso tempo punto di riferimento per gli studiosi sull'argomento. L'Autore (1789-1870) oltre che di ittiologia era noto come studioso di archeologia. La numerazione delle tavv. è la seguente: I-CCXLVIII- XV*-CXXIII*-LXXVI*-LXXXII*. Le ultime 4 tavv. con l'asterisco sono in un appendice del 4° volume.

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        Early Recollections and Life of Dr James Still

      n.p. [Philadelphia]: Printed for the author by J. B. Lippincott, 1877. 1st ed. Hardcover. Good. frontis (portrait), 274p. Recent quarterbinding. 19cm. Title-page and following leaf damaged and stubbed along inner margin. Next 2 leaves have part of lower margin torn away. A few corners chipped. Internal library markings (Library of Congress copyright deposit stamp on title-page and "LC discard" stamp clipped from former endpaper and mounted on back of frontispiece). Still was born in New Jersey and practiced herbal medicine there. In the 1970s, we occasionally found copies of this uncommon book in the bookshops of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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        Véridique histoire de la conquete de la nouvelle Espagne

      Paris, Lemerre, 1877-1887. 4 volumes reliures de l'époque dos à nerfs et coins de maroquin bleu, têtes dorées, non rognées 1877-1887, 1877-1887, in-12, 4 volumes, reliures de l'époque dos à nerfs et coins de maroquin bleu, têtes dorées, non rognées, Édition originale de cette traduction magistrale, par l'auteur des Trophées ; ses deux préfaces, "Espagne 1513-1514" et "la jeunesse de Cortez, ont été considérées par ses contemporains, Flaubert, Taine, Barbey d'Aurevilly, comme de véritables chefs-d'œuvre à la fois du point de vue historique et littéraire. Il fut lauréat de l'Académie Française pour cet ouvrage. Il s'agit d'une des plus importantes chroniques anciennes de la Nouvelle Espagne, dans laquelle on trouve notamment une relation détaillée de la prise de Mexico. Le conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo cingla pour le Nouveau Monde en 1514 aux cotés de Hernan Cortez. Aux cours des expéditions de Cortez, il participa à près de cent vingt batailles et fut témoin des négociations avec les Aztèques. Sa relation qui ne fut publiée qu'en 1632, décrit la rencontre de Cortez avec Montezuma, l'emprisonnement du prince Atzèque, la chute de Mexico et le retour en Espagne ; elle rend compte également des dissensions internes de l'armée espagnole. José Maria de Hérédia a, dans sa traduction, modernisé le récit du conquistador et en a rendu la lecture passionnante

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        1877 Original Wisden Rebound with Covers

      This 1877 Wisden was rebound a little time ago in brown boards with a green leather spine and corners. The original wrappers have been preserved and are in excellent, unrestored, clean condition. There are are one or two small marks to the front and rear boards. The spine has the title and year in gilt and an old owner's initials at the base of the spine. Internally, the book is in fabulous condition. The wrappers are complete, unrestored with just the odd tiny mark. The remaining contents are complete, original, unmarked and in fine condition. I suspect that the book was rebound quite some time ago and as a result the original contents and wrappers have been brilliantly preserved. A really nice example.

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        Otras leyes por el pueblo (Autres lois pour le peuple) [Disparate de bestia].

      Paris: L'Art; François Liénard imp., s.d. [1877].- // Gravure eau forte, aquateinte, pointe sèche et brunisseur « Goya inv. et sc. » , cuvette 243 x 355 mm sur la feuille de papier vergé couleur os.- // Très bon état, à peine ternie, avec des marges quelque peu découpées (287x394 mm.) de la présentation originale (295x 432mm.).- // Prov.: Pas de données.- // Réfs.: Lefort, 144; Museo del Prado, G03069. Première édition.- La première fois que furent imprimées les planches de Goya de la série « Disparates », inédites à la date de son décès, ce fut dans l'édition que commanda en 1864 la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Toutefois, pour divers avatars, quatre des planches originales, qui avaient été précocement séparées de l'ensemble, n'arrivèrent pas à l'Académie et ses gravures n'apparurent pas dans cette édition. Propriété du peintre Eugenio Lucas, après son décès en 1870 elles furent acquises par Edmon Sagot et, imprimées en 1877, elles furent publiées en édition originale dans le volume IX de la revue parisienne L'Art. Revue hedomadaire illustrée, accompagnant les livraisons de l'article « Goya, aquafortiste » que Charles Yriarte écrivit pour offrir un contexte sur les gravures, avant d'émettre le rapport que la revue lui avait demandé sur "quatre planches de Goya, gravées à l'eau-forte, qu'on lui a présentées comme inédites, et qui seront publiées succesivement", qu'il ne livra jamais. Dans la revue, lors de l'impression, à défaut d'autre information, on mit un titre à chacune des gravures, à savoir : « Une reine du cirque », « Autres lois pour le peuple », « Quel guerrier » et « Pluie de taureaux ». La publication des gravures put être due à l'intérêt montré par Paul Lefort, qui dans son catalogue de l'œuvre du peintre aragonais, paru cette même année, recueillait trois des quatre folies, dont il n'avait jamais vu aucune impression, sinon les plaques de cuivre, qu'il ne douta pas à accepter comme étant de Goya. En indiquant que la plaque correspondant à cette gravure mesurait 218x328mm., il décrivait la scène qu'elle contenait de la manière suivante: « Au désert, dans une vaste arène naturelle, un éléphant, privé de ses défenses, s'arrête devant un groupe de quatre personnages de mine soucieuse, les uns costumés en rabbins, les autres comme le sont les Maures de la Tauromachie. L'un de ces graves personnages présente à l'éléphant le livre des Tables de la loi, tandis qu'un second, d'un air mal assuré, parait lui offrir, mais en le dissimulant à demi, un énorme collier tout chargé de grelots »(1). Seulement quand furent trouvées les essais d'impression de ces plaques, sur celle de cette gravure, conservée au Museo del Prado, on vit que sur la marge inférieure de la cuvette apparaissait un titre ajouté à main : « Disparate de Bestia ».- // (1) Paul Lefort (1877): Francisco Goya, étude biographique et critique, suivie de l'essai d'un catalogue raisonné de son œuvre gravé et lithographié.- Paris: Librairie Renouard, p. 92-93, ref. 144.

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      London Cassell 1877 - Sixth edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xiv, 466; viii, 472pp., 2 folding coloured maps, prize binding by Bickers of polished green calf gilt, covers with gilt fillets, spines in six compartments, red and tan labels to second and third, others richly gilt, raised bands, prize stamp to upper covers,marbled edges, a fine set. Wallace (1841-1919), a newspaper correspondent and editor, was engaged in qualifying for a professorship in Comparative Law in Germany when he accepted a private invitation to visit Russia. He had expressed a desire to study the Ossetes, a peculiar Aryan tribe in the Caucasus. However, he remained in Russia nearly six years, studying not the Ossetes but the Russians. He familiarized himself thoroughly with the life of the people by settling for long periods in remote villages. In 1876 he returned to England where he published the present work, his most famous work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Virgin Soil].

      Gerhard Leipzig 1877 - Octavo (18.5 x 12 cm), two parts in one book. 283, 244 pp. Contemporary half-sheep over marble boards, spine with raised bands, gilt ruled. Fine copy of the rare first edition in book form of Turgenev's last and longest novel. It was this work, the last of Turgenev's novel, Virgin Soil, that established the writer as a global political and literary authority. In it, the psychological depth combined with the vivid descriptions of the desolate Russian countryside and its rural villages lend the novel a photographic quality not present in his earlier work - a harshness and rythm which is the sign of Turgenev's ultimate artistic maturity. Virgin Soil offers a complex and careful examination of the political unrest of Turgenev's times. If in Fathers and Sons Turgenev tactfully examined the nature of nihilist theories in the young generation, in Virgin Soil the writer confronts the full force of populism, a radicalised and highly politicized offspring of nihilism. No other copies of this edition were traced in the auctions since 1994. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Quelques "Oeuvres" : 1877-1919.

      Ensemble de 9 tomes en édition originale in-16 (181 mm env.), demi-chagrin à coins havane, dos à cinq nerfs, caissons décorés d'encadrements dorés, pièce de titre rouge, double filet doré sur les plats, tête dorée, non rogné (Flammarion) ; Ex-libris "Bibliothèque de Robert Buthaud" dessiné et gravé par Raoul Serres.- Dans les Brandes. Poèmes et rondels. Paris, Librairie Sandoz et Fisbacher, 1877 ; couverture et dos conservés ; [2], 287, [1] pp. Envoi autographe signé "A Louis Cilié. Bien affectueusement, Maurice Rollinat". Bel exemplaire.- Les Névroses. Les ames. Les luxures. Les refuges. Les spectres. Les ténèbres. Avec un portrait de l'auteur par F. Desmoulin. Paris, Charpentier, 1893 ; VIII, 399 pp., portrait en frontispice. Quelques petites rousseurs, plutôt vers la tranche extérieure. Bon exemplaire dans l'ensemble.- L'Abîme. Poésies. Paris, Charpentier, 1886 ; 292 pp. Quelques rousseurs éparses. Bon exemplaire dans l'ensemble.- Les Apparitions. Paris, Charpentier-Fasquelle, 1896 ; 310 pp., les deux derniers cahiers (25 et 26) sont sur un papier plus blanc et brillant. Bel exemplaire.- Paysages et paysans. Poésies. Paris, Eugène Fasquelle, 1899 ; 332 pp., bel exemplaire.- En errant - proses d'un solitaire. Paris, Eugène Fasquelle, 1903 ; 325 pp., [1] f. de table. Bel exemplaire.Oeuvres posthumes :- Ruminations - proses d'un solitaire. Paris, Eugène Fasquelle, 1904 ; 296 pp. ; rousseurs aux 2 premiers feuillets, le reste en bon état.- Les bêtes. Poésies. Paris, Eugène Fasquelle, 1911 ; VII, 227 pp. ; bel exemplaire.- Fin d'oeuvre. Préface de Gustave Geffroy, avec un portrait de l'auteur et trois illustrations. Paris, Eugène Fasquelle, 1919 ; 341 pp. (avec le catalogue complet de l'oeuvre musicale de Maurice Rollinat) ; 3 photographies hors-texte sur papier glacé. Bel exemplaire. Grand ami de George Sand et de Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, Maurice Rollinat est un Berrichon de Chateauroux qui va monter à Paris où il va publier son premier recueil, "Dans les brandes", en 1877, dédié à la mémoire de George Sand ; malgré l'annonce des "Névroses" à la dernière page, l'ouvrage ne sortira que six ans plus tard ; peut-être l'insuccès de son premier recueil a-t-il un peu refroidi son enthousiasme ou peut-être a-t-il consacré beaucoup de temps aux hydropathes, groupe qu'il va fonder avec Emile Goudeau, Georges Lorin, Rives et Abram. Avec ces soirées musicales et poétiques qui se déroulèrent avec un grand succès dans différentes salles, Rollinat le pianiste-poète emporta de grands succès, au dire des nombreux témoignages qui nous sont parvenus, notamment celui de Jules Lévy dans son ouvrage consacré aux Hydropathes. (Delpeuch, 1928).

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      1877. A. Marescq Aîné, Paris. 1877-1881. In-8.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Rousseurs. 6 tomes d'env. 800-1000 pages chacun. Auteur, titre et tomaison dorés sur les dos. Page de faux-titre du tome I déchirée, avec manque. 3e édition dans laquelle a été refondu l'ancien ouvrage de MM. Goujet et Merger. Contenant la législation, la Jurisprudence, l'opinion des auteurs, les usages du commerce, les droits de timbre et d'enregistrement, enfin des modèles de tous les actes qui peuvent être faits soit par les membres des Tribunaux de commerce, soit par les commerçants eux-mêmes. Tome I: A-AS. Tome II: AT-COM. Tome III: COM-EX. Tome IV: F-J. Tome V: J-PROP. Tome VI: PROP-Z.

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        Arctic Expedition, 1875-6. Journals and proceedings of the Arctic Expedition, 1875-6, under the command of Captain Sir George S. Nares, R.N., K.C.B. . Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty, 1877.

      London H. M. S. O 1877 - First edition. Folio, viii, 484pp., 16 folding maps, 16 plates, illustrations in the text, contemporary blue half roan, marbled boards, lightly faded, neat restoration to extremities, an excellent copy. One of the most valuable sources for the history of exploration in northern Canada. The Nares expedition, so called after its commander George Nares (1831-1915), sailed in two ships, HMS Alert and HMS Discovery, in late May of 1875, in quest of the North Pole. The ships reached Lady Franklin Bay on North Ellesmere Island and the Alert went on to reach the extreme north of the island, the highest latitude that had yet been reached by a ship. In April 1876, three separate sledge parties set out but the men showed serious signs of scurvy and several members died. Nares was forced to abandon the expedition and returned to England in September that year. Despite the difficulties faced by the expedition, it did produce important scientific results including a study of Inuit dog disease and a volume of physical observations. The Nares expedition is one of the best documented Arctic expeditions, with eight Parliamentary Blue Books alone devoted to it between 1875 and 1878. Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson wrote "[The Arctic Blue Books] are beyond comparison the most important tool of knowledge in this field ." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Gigantic Land-Tortoises (Living and Extinct) in the Collection of the British Museum

      London, 1877 96 pages, plus 54 plates. Ex-Department of the Interior, Library with a few stamps on ffep, title page, and preface page, and covered plate on rear paste down. A letter of transmittal is affixed to the front paste down, from the British Museum, dated 1878. Original cloth covers are worn along edges and corners, though gilt stamped lettering on top cover remains bright. Cloth over spine is badly chipped. Both boards are loosened, though remain weekly attached. Text block is just a little shaken and loose, though secure. Contents are otherwise very clean and intact, and all plates remain in very good condition with vibrant illustrations.. First Edition. Cloth - Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. Folio.

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