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        Tourists guide to the Upper Engadine

      E. Stanford, 1877. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a fair reading copy; 1877 first edition ; olive boards embossed gilt titles ; 199 pages + adverts ; spine cover splitting at top edges ; internally very good complete with fold-out map. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Ancient Society or, Researches In the Lines of Human Progress From Savagery, Through Barbarism to Civilization.

      New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1877. First Edition. Cloth . Good +. SIGNED by the Author & 13 of his colleagues. 8vo (9 3/4" x 7 3/4" x 1.8"; 2 pounds, 6.2 ounces), brown cloth with gilt-stamping, xvi + 560 pages. The most important work of the outstanding American anthropologist of his time: "The Father of American Anthropoogy." His theories of social evolution have had a profound influence upon subsequent anthropology and history. Morgan knew and favorably impressed Charles Darwin; was a significant influence on Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels; and was cited favorably by Sigmund Freud. Born near Aurora, New York, Lewis Henry Morgan originally trained as a lawyer and practiced for 18 years in Rochester, often dealing with railroads. The expansion by these railroads through Upstate New York caused massive expropriations of native American lands and dislocations of native residents. As a result, beginning in the 1840's, Morgan became absorbed with Native Americans and their rights. Such concerns led him to make exhaustive studies of the Iroquois. (See his major ethnographic study: The League of the Ho-dé-no-sau-nee, or Iroquois, 1851). He also formed a social club of men interested in Iroquois affairs. (One suspects that some of the other signatories to this unique volume may have been early members of Morgan's fraternity, but more research in the archives of Rochester and related libraries is necessary.) Morgan continuously championed the welfare of tribes within the League of the Iroquois whose lands were being expropriated. Further encroachments then caused him to study another of their endangered tribal League, the Seneca. In particular, Morgan researched their kinship patterns and nomenclature. So profound was his knowledge, plus so successful were his efforts to protect their ancient tribal rights, that the Seneca tribe adopted him as one of their Sachems or wisemen. Morgan further pursued the kinship relationships of Amerindians into similar Asiatic forms. He concluded that Amerindians had originated in Asia. (See, Systems of Consanguinity and Affinity of the Human Family, 1871, which inaugurated the study of kinship systems as a fundamental organizing principal of preindustrial societies.) His influential studies led to his development of the theory of cultural evolution--in support and convergence with the work of Charles Darwin. (Darwin was also impressed by Morgan's study of the greatly endangered beaver, which confirmed the British scientist's analysis of the continuities between animals and humans.) From the beginning of the Civil War, Lewis Morgan served with distinction in the New York State Assembly (1861-68); followed by two years in the NY State Senate. One notes that among the co-signatories of this volume the presence of several former physicians who also served for the Union during the Civil War. Lewis Hery Morgan (1818-1881) is regarded as a--if not THE--principal founder of the modern schoool of ethnology, kinship studies, and scientific anthropology. (See also a recent edition of Morgan's work with an Introduction by anthropologist, Robin Fox.) In Ancient Society, the author elaborated a social evolutionary scheme which identified three main stages of human history: savagery, barbarism, and civilization. Each stage reflects a close correlation between technology, economic, and cultural achievements. His theory thus became a key foundation for Social Darwinism, though it should hardly be thus delimited. Through his comparisons of human institutions and discoveries, Morgan became convinced of mankind's unity of origin and of the similarity of human needs, aspirations, and accomplishments at comparable stages of development. He also did important work on monogenesis and the evolution of the human family. According to the author, the human race is "one is source, one in experience and one in progress." Morgan's work was enthusiastically endorsed and used by Mark and Engels--subsequently by Gordon S. Childs and Robin Fox--as supporting a evolutionary, social, and materialist interpretation of history. Howes M-803. Previous flourishing ink ownership marks of "Mr. N. [or possibly "H"] Peck / Rochester, N.Y. / Dec. 4, 1879." The Pecks were a well established and prominent family in Rochester. (One suspects, for example, that the 20th century actor, Gregory Peck, may have had distant connections to this owner.) Cloth is slightly faded with minor rubbing to extremities (most noticeably a bit of fraying to the upper and lower spine caps). The hefty volume is slightly shaken and the front endpapers and title page are somewhat loose. Internal joints have splits at pastedowns revealing the webbing but Not evidently affecting the sewing, so that the hinges are very good. Internally, very slight age toning to the otherwise clean, unspoiled pages. In what follows, I bracket what information I deem most probable for briefly identifying the notable individuals--all from Rochester--who signed with highly legible signatures beneath L[ewis] H[enry] Morgan on the free front endpaper opposite the title page of this first edition of Ancient Society: "L.H. Morgan" [Dr.] "E.M. Moore" [physician and father of Samuel P. Moore below] Robert Matthews [hardware merchant, b. ca.1843, Ireland, m. Elizabeth G., no children.] [Dr.] "Charles E.[verts] Rider" [born 26 May 1839 in New Haven, VT; attended Oberlin & Middlebury Colleges, the Univesity at Giessen, Ecole de Médicine, Paris, MD University of Vermont,1863; physician and surgeon. Professor of Pphtalamic and Diseases of the Ear, 1872-80. Pioneering expert of the Rochester Microscopical Society, one of the largest scientific organizations of its kind. The Microscopical Society was later folded into the Rochester Academy of Science in 1881. His son "Wheelock" also signed this important volume.] Porter Farley [very active in antislavery efforts and the Underground Railroad; then during the Civil War, a former Union Captain and hero of Little Round Top at Gettysburg; married to Susan; see: An Unvarnished Tale: The Public and Private Civilian Writings of Porter Farley, 140th NYVI] [Dr.] "M. L. Mallory" [later Chairman of the Committee on the American Microscopical Society] "J. H. Hopkins" [John H. Hopkins, b. 1843, married Martha P., daughter Esther A.Quaker lawyer] "J. H. Boucher" [Described as a "jobber" of the Rochester firm Mathews [var. "Mathers"] and Boucher. From one of his essays, Boucher appears also to have been a progressive economist profoundly interested in balancing the fruits of production, distribution, labor, and capital for "the Universal Prosperity of All Citizens of this Country." Possibly associated with Harvard University in 1888.] "F. P. Smith" [engineer and member of the American Society of Municipal Engineers] [Dr.] "S. P. Moore" [Samuel Prescott Moore, b. 3 Jan., 1854, physician son of Dr. E. M. Moore {above}] [Dr.] "Wheelock Rider" [born 1 June, 1863, in Vermont; son of Dr. Charles Edward--listed above--& Delia W. Doctor Wheelock, a smoker, died in 1927.] [Dr.] "Oscar Craig" [a physician, who with his wife, became very concerned about the welfare of epileptics, which caused him--or them both--to found Craig Colony for their care.] "William B. Lee" [attorney and member of the BAR] [Dr.] "Richard Curran" [born 1838 in Lenox, New York; a former Union military surgeon; married to Almira J. Craine; son. Arthur, b.1864; became a druggist at Curran & Goler after the Civil War and sold surgical instruments; very active in municipal afffairs.] Overall, an extremely remarkable signed and association copy by this major American scientist.

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        THE GREVILLE MEMOIRS A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV in Three Volumes [&] A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1852 to 1860 in Two Volumes

      Longmans Green and Co., 1874 - 1877. - 1st edn. 5 vols. 8vo. Contemporary gilt tooled half calf on marbled paper laid boards (edges lightly scuffed - otherwise a VG set). Pp. xvii + 424 [&] ix +384 [&] x + 432 [&] xiii + 315 [&] ix + 326 (endpapers lightly spotted; no inscriptions). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

      London: Macmillan and Co., , 1877. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. Fifty-fifth thousand. Octavo. Presentation binding of gilt-stamped white boards in imitation of white morocco, black endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a custom buff linen chemise and slipcase with red calf label. Frontispiece with tissue-guard and 41 illustrations by John Tenniel. Bookplate of Herbert Brenon to front pastedown. Spine marked and slightly indented around the gilt letters "in", boards lightly finger-marked, some light wear to extremities, a little light foxing to outer leaves, split to foot of front panel, text block sound. An exceptional copy. Sixth edition, presentation copy, in the notably rare presentation binding of gilt-stamped white boards in imitation of white morocco, with Dodgson's inscription in blue ink to Rhoda Liddell, sister of the original "Alice": "Rhoda Liddell, from the Author. Nov. 28, 1891." Rhoda Caroline Anne Liddell (b. Dec 1859) was the younger sister of Alice Liddell (b. May 1852), and still a little too young to join the party for the famous boat trip on 4 July 1862 when Alice's Adventures were first conceived. She was the fourth of the five daughters of Henry George Liddell (1811-1898), lexicographer and dean of Christ Church, Oxford. Like her youngest sister, Violet, she never married. The relationship between Dodgson and the Liddell family has naturally been a matter of fascination to his biographers. There was some kind of break in their relationship in 1863, when Dodgson avoided the Liddell home for six months before returning for a visit in December, though the cause of this is much disputed. The friendship gradually faded away, although this copy demonstrates that it was capable of occasional revival. A fortnight before the date of this presentation, in a letter dated 19 November 1891, Dodgson wrote to Mrs Liddell, enthusing over a recent royal visit to Oxford and inviting her two youngest daughters to visit him: "I have a store of ancient memories of visits from your elder daughters, but I do not think that Miss Rhoda and Miss Violet Liddell have ever even been inside my rooms". Dodgson suggests that they may be entertained by his "large collection of photos of little friends belonging to that very peculiar class, 'stage-children' ... If I were 20 years younger, I should not, I think, be bold enough to give such invitations — but, but, I am close on 60 years old now — and all romantic sentiment has quite died out of my life; so I have quite hardened as to having lady-visitors of any [emphasis] age!" The book demonstrates that Rhoda, now approaching 32 years of age and probably in company with her younger sister Violet, made the suggested visit to Dodgson in his rooms on Saturday, 28 November 1891, receiving this copy as a present on the occasion. A typescript of the letter accompanies the book; the original autograph letter was lost in the intervening years between the book's sale at Sotheby's in 1930, and its reappearance with the bookseller David Magee in 1948. This style of white binding for presentation was Dodgson's preferred choice for his closest friends. His preference for a white binding for presentation dates back to the first edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, when he originally ordered 50 copies for presentation in red cloth and a single copy in white vellum. In March 1876 he requested a lavish array of colours, including "20 bindings in white vellum and gold", for The Hunting of the Snark. It would have been extremely difficult and expensive for a commercial publisher like Macmillan to produce so many gilt-stamped bindings in real vellum. Instead, they settled on this style of boards covered with a textured white cloth (variously described by auctioneers as imitation morocco, vellum, or parchment). Dodgson showed his approval of the result in a letter to Maud Standen in 1877: "I have had them [copies of The Hunting of the Snark] bound in various coloured cloths ... e.g. light blue, dark blue, light green, dark green, scarlet (to match Alice), and, what is perhaps prettiest of all, white, i.e. a sort of imitation vellum, which looks beautiful with the gold" (quoted in Williams, p. 20). Dodgson liked to have a supply of his books in white bindings ready for presentation as occasion demanded. Provenance: 1) sold at auction, (together with the original autograph letter) 14-17 April 1930, Sotheby's London, for £64 to: 2) Irish film director Herbert Brenon (1880-1958), with his bookplate, then sold by him to: 3) David Magee Book Shop, San Francisco, offered for sale in August 1948 priced $250 and sold to: 4) Mrs Ethelinda Schaefer Castle (d. 1971), resident in Honolulu, described by her alma mater Bryn Mawr as "one of the most accomplished book collectors of the 20th century"; thence by descent.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Cours de fabrication [Design School (?) Manuscript]

      

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        Que guerrero !

      Lienard, Parigi 1877 - Acquaforte, acquatinta e puntasecca. Stato unico. Tratta dalla serie addizionale di quattro tavole di "Los proverbios", pubblicata per la prima volta nella rivista "L'art" nel 1877 a Parigi da Lienard. Bella impressione, molto ben conservata, foglio un po' ingiallito. Harris 266.

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        VERWALTUNG WIEN KONVOLUT 1874-1919 18 Bände: 1) Die Gemeinde-Verwaltung der Reichshaupt- und Residenzstadt Wien in den Jahren 1874 bis 1876 Bericht des Bürgermeisters Cajetan Felder vorgelegt dem Gemeinderathe im December 1877. Wien : Verl. des Gemeinderathes 1878. IV, 879 Seiten Beilage Plan // 2) Die Gemeinde-Verwaltung der Reichshaupt- und Residenzstadt Wien in den Jahren 1877 bis 1879. Bericht des Bürgermeisters Julius R. v. Newald. Wien : Verl. des Gemeinderathes 1881. IX, 975 Seiten // 3) Verwaltungsbericht der Reichshaupt- und Residenzstadt Wien für das Jahr 1883. Vorgelegt vom Bürgermeister Eduard Uhl Wien : Verl. des Gemeinderathes 1884. XII, 214 Seiten // 4) Verwaltungsbericht der Reichshaupt- und Residenzstadt Wien für das Jahr 1

      1877-1923, Wien 1877 - 18 Bände orignale Einbände, 4°, bis auf einen Band alle Bände in einem gutem Zustand vgl. Sammlung Mayer Nr: 2800-2812 //// KEIN EINZELVERKAUF de 25000 Buch

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait

      Down, 17 January [1877] - One page, with original stamped and postmarked envelope. Original folds, envelope soiled. CHARLES DARWIN ON SEXUALITY AND THE TRANSMISSION OF HEREDITARY CHARACTERISTICS. The recipient of this letter, pioneering pelvic and abdominal surgeon Lawson Tait (1845-1899), is one of the fathers of gynecology. He corresponded extensively with Darwin from 1870 until the naturalist’s death in 1882. Tait actively promoted Darwinism in the medical community, and Darwin in turn quoted Tait’s 1869 paper “Law of Natural Selection” in The Descent of Man (1871). In January 1877 Tait sent Darwin an extract from his forthcoming Diseases of Women. In that work Tait observed that “one of the greatest practical results of the discovery by Mr. Darwin of the descent of man from the animals” is that sexual instincts (or “passions”) are among the “most necessary as well as the most prevalent” of all instincts in humans. In this fascinating letter Darwin reacts to Tait’s writing, stating, “I sh[oul]d be glad to give any criticisms, but I have none to make & agree with what you say — There is, however, one trifling point on which I differ; viz. that I believe the high value of well-bred males is due to their transmitting their good qualities to a far greater number of offspring than can the female.” This letter, written a few years after The Descent of Man, provides a fascinating glimpse of Darwin’s views on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics. Provenance: Sotheby’s 24 July 1978, lot 225 (“Property of a Lady”). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Gulf of Suez.

      London, J. Imray , 1877. - 67.5 x 104 cm. Engraved chart, including tidal information, compass roses, soundings, seabed notations, currents, sandbanks and inset maps of Suez bay, Ashrafi reefs and Strait of Jubal. Lighthouses and beacons picked out in yellow and red. Signs of contemporary use, with several pencil markings. Folded. Cf. Tooley II, 407. Not in the Al Ankary or Al-Qasimi collections

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        Les Oiseaux De La Chine (Two Volumes)

      Les Oiseaux De La Chine: G. Masson, 1877 Text volume is 573 pages, indexed. Atlas volume contains 124 hand colored lithographic plates with tissue guards, and are tipped in on bound paper tongues. Volumes are bound in original rust colored cloth, with gilt stamped lettering and ruled black stamped decoration. An additional gilt and black stamped image of a bird can be seen on the top cover of the Atlas Volume. Top edges are gilded. Ankler (1938/1973, #113) describes this as an important review of the Chinese Empire discussing 807 species of which 249 are peculiar to China. The plates printed by Becquet of Paris are described as "finely drawn and colored," a sentiment echoed by Zimmer (1926, page 159). Text volume shows rubbing along bottom edges of covers, with a little wear at heal. There are some slight and small blemishes and other very light wear on the covers. There is a small booksellers sticker at top of front paste down, and slight residue where book plate was removed. Front free end page shows a few edge chips. Atlas volume has been nicely rebacked and retains most of original cloth covers including all lettering and decoration. There is a little rubbing along bottom edges of covers. This volume also shows a small booksellers sticker at top of front paste down, and slight residue where book plate was removed. Free end leaves show a couple of edge chips. Moisture stains affecting the upper portions of first non-plate leaves. All plates remain in at least Very Good condition, with 104 of the 124 plates being nearly Fine or better in condition. The remaining plates show light moisture stains up to a half inch from the top edge, affecting blank surface only and NOT affecting any of the images. Plates are tipped onto binding tongues, and some show a little separation from these tongues. Both volumes are complete and have been collated, and both volumes remain tight and are otherwise very clean. . First Edition. Cloth - Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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        Wanderungen in den Dolomiten.

      Wien: Gerold 1877 - Ohln. m. Rückenpräg. 8°, VIII, 327 S., mit 4 Holzschnitten in Tondruck., Innendeckel m. Exlibris. Vorsatz- u. Titelblatt jew. m. kleinem Besitzerstempel. Ecken u. Kanten berieben, bzw. an den Kapitalen beschabt. Ansonsten einwandfreier Zustand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portrait photographique dédicacé et signé

      - CORTOT Jean (1877-1962), pianiste. Portrait photographique dédicacé et signé par le musicien. « A Mademoiselle J. de Bo / En souvenir d¿Alfred Cortot ». Tirage argentique d¿époque ; date présumée : 1939 (date manuscrite inscrite au dos). Dimensions : H 23,5 x L 17 cm.

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        THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, or What Alice Found There (Sequel to Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

      London: Macmillan, 1877. Carroll, Lewis [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, or what Alice Found There. London: Macmillan, 1877. Early Edition, published five years after the first edition. PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO THIS NEPHEW, inscribed on the half-title: "Bertram James Collingwood/ from his affte. Uncle/ the Author/ August. 7. 1878." Original cloth, all edges gilt. GOOD only, having endured old and inexpert attempts at repair to the spine and inner hinges. There is some dark smudging to the last eight pages but the covers are relatively clean. While not glistening with eye appeal, this is an important copy having been presented to one of the author's two beloved nephews (the other became his biographer). Bertram James Collingwood [1871- 1934] shared his uncle's love for mathematics and logic (illuminating letters between the two which discuss these subjects can be found in various institutions). When Dodgson made his funeral arrangements, he arranged for Bertram to receive (in 1898) that portion of his library related to Mathematics, Science, and Medicine. Like his uncle, Collingwood became a professor and had a brilliant career at University (Cambridge) but, unlike his uncle, he was a fanatical sportsman and is best known today for having donated the "Collingwood Cup" which is still the championship trophy for Irish University Football, celebrating its 100th birthday in 2014. While we have seen numerous copies of the author's inscribed books, those actually presented to members of his family are highly uncommon, especially in original cloth. In a splendid new quarter-morocco slipcase.. Inscribed By Author. Decorative Cloth. Good. Illus. by John Tenniel.

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        Der ewige Hochzeiter<. Pastoser Farbauftrag in Öltechnik, auf Holz und im Gold- Barock- Rahmen.

      - Inhalt: Bei dem Gemälde handelt es sich ein eigenhändiges Werk des Malers, Porträtisten und Illustrators Rudolf Robert Wolf, geboren am 7. Februar 1877 in Leipzig, gestorben am 26. Juli 1940 in München. Er studierte an der Dresdner Akademie bei Victor Paul Mohn und an der Münchner Akademie bei Wilhelm von Dietz. Im Gegensatz zu seinen Zeichnungen verzichtet der Malstil seiner Ölbilder auf die konturierende Linie, die Bildwirkung, wird durch die Technik der mutig auf die Leinwand gesetzten, breit, locker, aber pastos aufgetragenen Farben erzeugt.(Siehe Thieme/Becker Band XXXVI, Seite 216 und Münchner Maler im 19./20. Jahrhundert Band 6 Seite 495.) Zustand: Das Bild befindet sich in einwandfreiem Zustand, auf der Rückseite befindet sich ein Original- Zettel mit einer handschriftlich- attestierten Angabe zum Namen des Künstlers und des Bildtitels. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050 Bildgröße 40 x 50 cm, mit Rahmen 71 x 62 cm. Rechts oben signiert mit Ortsangabe, aber ohne Jahresangabe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Smetham, James- Autograph Letter] to Dante Gabriel Rossetti

      Voluminous four-page letter by James Smetham, Pre-Raphaelite painter, close member of the Pre-Raphaelite circle and personal friend of Gabriel, who arduously tried to promote his paintings throughout their association lasting many decades. Smetham, also an essayist and art critic, suffered terribly from mental illness and sustained a final breakdown in 1877, living the rest of his life in seclusion. An early letter, dated Dec. 20, 1864, over 600 words, in which Smetham discusses painting practices and techniques, and thanks Rossetti for sending information on dealers, "perhaps the best effect has been to impress on me... the power of the "Portfolio.'" Rossetti's letter "led me to revise the idea.. of the use of water color as a medium ofr small designs..." etc., and "...I find that a watercolor design takes me twice or three times as long as one of these studies in oil." And interestingly, regarding the intrusion of photography on portrait painting: "I am almost free from anxiety as to market- a thing that since Photography walked off with portraiture I have often had to contend against." He is excited to see Rossetti in the studio and would like him to see some new studies and 'variety' in method. Discusses etching, the 'misadventure of the binder... the stupid binder, etc..." "The prospect of the Photography from your designs gives me much delight- there is nothing in Art I should value more.." etc. The two pages, once joined at the fold, have neatly severed. Together with a William Michael Rossetti holograph eight-line explanation and short bio of James Smethan on a separate sheet (small corner torn away and lost), as was WMR's habit, in annotating various autograph letters with separate notes. A truly great assemblage of historical and artistic PRB content.

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        La papyrus funéraire de Soutimes

      Ernest Leroux, Paris 1877 - Extremely rare. Ernest Leroux, Paris, 1877. First edition. In-2, iv & 21 pages, 23 plates. Brown cloth, in very good condition. Some foxing on text pages. Signatures on first title page: MAR Barker and Casablanca with stamp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Grapes and Grape Vines of California published under the auspices of the California State Vinicultural Association; oleographed by Wm. Harring from original water color drawings by Miss Hannah Millard.

      Folio. San Francisco: Bosqui, 1877. Folio, 19 x 13 inches, a single plate (The Flame Tokay). With the overprinting of the Italian Swiss Colony imprint on the plate. In very good condition. A single plate from the masterpiece of California color printing which is perhaps the rarest and one of the most expensive American color plate books ever published. Fewer than 15 copies are known to exist (of which 6 are complete), as the book was not well subscribed when it was issued in parts and very few subscribers completed their sets. Copies are thought to have been destroyed in a fire at Bosqui’s plant along with the original paintings. Italian Swiss Colony issued several of the plates as a promotional or advertising piece, presumably getting them from Bosqui’s overstock when his edition failed to sell. Zamorano Select #34: “Both as a work on viticulture and as a color-plate book, Grapes and Grape Vines of California was was an unprecedented achievement for a California press.”

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        Diccionario Geografico estadistico del Peru. Contiene ademas la etimologia Aymara y Quechua de las principales pobulaciones, lagos, rios, cerros.

      Lima Imprenta del Estado 1877 - Obroschur, Einband Gebrsp. u. kl. Einrissen, einige Seiten u. Buchblock etwas stockfleckig, XXIX, (2), 1077 Seiten, (2), 4°. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar im originalgelben Papiereinband! Buen ejemplar en su encuadernacion amarillo original! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Inscriptions hiéroglyphiques copiées en Egypte pendant la Mission scientifique de M. le vicomte Emmanuel de Rougé, vol. 1. . Inscriptions hiéroglyphiques copiées en Egypte pendant la Mission scientifique de M. le vicomte Emmanuel de Rougé, vol. 2. . Inscriptions hiéroglyphiques copiées en Egypte pendant la Mission scientifique de M. le vicomte Emmanuel de Rougé, vol. 3. . Inscriptions hiéroglyphiques copiées en Egypte pendant la Mission scientifique de M. le vicomte Emmanuel de Rougé, vol. 4.

      Franck Vieweg, Paris 1877 - Extremely rare complete set of 4 volumes. Vol. I: Etudes égyptologiques 09. Franck Vieweg, Paris, 1877. First edition. 4o, 9+, 1-76 plates. Vol. II: Etudes égyptologiques 10. Franck Vieweg, Paris, 1877. First edition. 4o, , 77-152 plates. Vol. III: Etudes égyptologiques 11. Franck Vieweg, Paris, 1877. First edition. 4o, , 153-231 plates. Vol. IV: Etudes égyptologiques 12. Franck Vieweg, Paris, 1877. First edition. 4o, 232-304 plates. Grey wrappers. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ornithologie d'Angola. Lisbonne. Imprimerie Nationale 1877.

      In 8°gr.,bella leg. non recente in mz.marocchino marrone con angoli, dorso a 4 nervi con titolo impresso in oro in uno degli scomparti, invio autografo dell'Autore, pp.XXXI - (1) - 576 - (2); 10 bellissime tavv. litografate e colorate a mano all'epoca, da dis. di J.K.Keuleman, protette da veline. Ottimo e assai raro esemplare. BrM(NH), 97. Casey Wood, p.220. Fine Bird Books, p.58. Nissen IVB, 74. Zimmer I, p. 39. Dotto studio sull'avifauna dell'Angola, sono descritte 673 specie di uccelli, tra cui molti endemismi. L'Autore (1823 - 1907) fu direttore del Museo di Storia Naturale di Lisbona. Le tavole raffigurano una o due specie di uccelli (per lo più degli endemismi), sono tutte ambientate e la coloritura è veramente perfetta.

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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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        Autograph manuscript written in ink, with two pencil sketches, signed with his butterfly monogram.

      N. p., [probably early 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PORTRAIT

      Carleton Watkins Yosemite Art Gallery 1877 - PORTRAIT / Photo. Carleton Watkins Yosemite Art Gallery · 1877 · Picture of unknown character with a dedication on the reverse / 17 x 11 cmts. RETRATO / Fot. Carleton Watkins Yosemite Art Gallery · 1877 · Imagén de personaje desconocido con una dedicatoria en el reverso / 17 x 11 cmts

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        Das Grossherzogthum Hessen in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Mit 46 Illustrationen in Holzschnitt und Stahstich.

      Darmstadt, C.Hoffmann, 1877. Erste Ausgabe. Frontispiz, VIII, 1 Bl., 552 S. Dekorativer, neuer Halbledereinband auf 5 echten Bünden, marmorierten Buchdeckeln und vier Lederecken. Kl.4to. Gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar. Vollständig. Frontispiz mit leichten Stockflecken. sonst insges. normal angebräunt. Mit schönen Stahlstichansichten von Butzbach, Alzey, Büdingen, Darmstadt, Friedberg, Heppenheim, Lich, Lorsch, Mainz, Michelstadt, Offenbach, Worms u.a. sowie Ansichten und Porträts in Holzstich. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Darmstadt (Blatt mit 11 Teilansichten), Oberhof (Bensheim), Mühlthal bei Darmstadt, Bergstrasse (bei Seeheim), Schoenberg (Dorf und Schloss), Michelstadt (Marktplatz), Schloß Fürstenau im Odenwald, Lichtenberg, Lindenfels, Hirschhorn (Neckarthal), Markplatz in Heppenheim (Holzstich), Offenbach /M., Katzenellenbogen, Gernsheim, Mainz (im Vordergrund Eisenbahnbrücke mit Eisenbahn), Worms, Neubamberg, Butzbach, Kirche in Schotten, Burg Friedberg in der Wetterau, Eisenbach, Schlitz, Laubach, Lich, Kirchberg und Stauffenberg, Gleiberg u. Vetzberg u.a.m.,

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        TURKISTAN: Notes of a Journey in Russian Turkistan, Kohokand, Bukhara, and Kuldj

      New York 1877, Scribner. Brown cloth, gold & black stamping,. two vols., 411+463p., 21 b.w. photos, 18 illus., 2 color. folding maps, very good, minor wear to head & tail of spine,. one other map. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION S C A R C E. A FABULOUS PRIMARY SOURCE ON CENTRAL THE ASIAN AREA The chief aim of is to convey the results of the author's study of the political and social conditions of the regions recently annexed by Russia. It is also a comparison of the inhabitants living under Russian rule between those living under despotism of the Khans. This is the narrow interpreta- tion.In a more broad concept, it is a contemporary view 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.With appendices to sup- port his study. Excellent primary source, well illustrated. Yakushi S99. "Monumental...a classic on the subject." Curzon Schuyler was an American diplomat who made a lengthy tour of the Tsar's domainions in Central Asia. Not published in Ame- rica until the following year. Nerhood 313. Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Samuel A. Crowther 1877 ALS

      No Binding. Good. A very rare 1877 1.25pp ALS regarding travel arrangements whil in Manchester, mentioning various ministers he was pledged to visit. On church Missionary Society letter head.

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        Novels - 25 volumes

      Harper & Brothers, New York. 25 half-leather bound hardbacks, gilt lettering. All vols: Cover with spine edge wear, rubbed corners, rubbed spine, paper over boards with some tears and scuffs. Binding tight unless noted. Printed end papers and page edges. End papers and pp are VG+, lightly toned, a few with smudges. Many vols look unread, All are illustrated with b/w frontispiece. Publication dates range from 1877 to 1894, most are undated. Obviously reprints from a cloth-bound edition. Includes" Yolanda. Shandon Bells, That Beautiful Wretch (front hinge cracked, not loose), Madcap Violet, Kilmeny, In Silk Attire, The Handsome Humes (Front hinge cracking), Highland Cousins (front hinge cracked, not loose), Wolfenberg, The Magic Ink (front cover with large chip in paper), Green Pasture and Piccadilly, White Heather (front board detached), Macleod of Dare (front hinge cracked not loose, title page loose), In Far Lochaber (front hinge crcked and loose, printed end paper partially detached), Stand Fast, Craig-Royston (front hinge cracked not loose, paper front cover torn),The Atrange Adventures of a House-Boat (front hinge cracked), Donald Ross of Heimra (from hinge cracked), White Wings (front hinge cracked, back end paper watermarked), Prince Fortunatus (front hinge cracked), The Strange Adventures of a Phaeton, A Daughter of Heth (a few front pages with watermark, upper front corner torn), Judith Shakespeare, A Princess of Thule (front hinge cracked, tear on front cover edge), Sunrise.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1877 - 1877 Wisden : Rebound with Front Cover,

      1877. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1877 : Rebound with the Front Cover. This Wisden is bound in dark brown with gilt to the spine, the front cover is retained and it is nice and tall, it has a couple of light marks and a corner crease but a nice cover for the early Wisdens, page 19/20 has a bit of the page folded over due to a printing issue back in 1878, otherwise a very clean tall book with an original cover. Please see the large pictures, more available on request, we will be adding more asap too.

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

      Veuve Cadart,, Paris, 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., "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 career of Jesus Christ: Being a supplement to the author's Science of the Bible.

      Streator, IL: Free Press Publishing House 8vo (20.7 cm, 8.2"). Frontis. (incl. in pagination), 52, [2] pp.; [60 (20 blank)] ff.. 1877 Uncommon sole edition of this Freethinker interpretation of the New Testament, focusing on an astrological/astronomical analysis in which Jesus personifies "the annual Sun" and the events of the Gospels overall serve as a representation of the phenomena of the seasons. Wooley uses these "discoveries" to claim that Christianity as a religion is "a fraud of the blackest dye" (p. 51), adding that the working classes (former slaves explicitly included) are duped and oppressed by the capitalists (Northern and Southern) who encourage them to besot themselves with religion, whiskey, and tobacco rather than work towards real, liberating knowledge. The printed Career is followed in this little volume by an extended manuscript section containing neatly written excerpts from Wooley's Science of the Bible or an Analysis of the Hebrew Mythology. Contemporary half calf over textured cloth, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label and gilt-ruled raised bands; front cover detached, leather scuffed. All page edges marbled. Upper portion of front free endpaper torn away; two front fly-leaves partially excised. Back free endpaper with pencilled owner's name. Printed portion very slightly age-toned, with faint creasing to first section.

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        Die Schweiz [in zwei Bänden] : Erster Band: Vom Genfer See über St Gotthard und Vierwaldstätter See in's Berner Oberland- Zweiter Band: Von Bern über Basel nach dem Osten, der romanischen Schweiz und Zürich Mit Holzschnitten nach Bildern und Zeichnungen von A. Anker, A. Bachelin, J. Balmer, F. Bocion, Alex. Calame, G. Closs, E. T. Compton, O. Frölicher, H. Cleyre, E. Kirchner, F. Koller, A. de Meuron, F. von Pausinger, E. Rittmeyer, R. Ritz, G. Roux, Th Schuler, X.Schwegler, Fr. Specht, E. Stückelberg, B. Vautier, P. Weber, J. Zimmermann u.a.

      München-Berlin, Friedr. Bruckmann's Verlag, [1876-1877]. - (1. Aufl.), 2 Bände in 2 (so komplett), gr4° (38x29), 2 Bl., 231 S.; 2 Bl. 265 S., mit zahlr. TextAbb. und je 30 Holzschnitt-Tafeln teils auf etwas getöntem Papier, Historismus-Prachteinbbände, grüner OHldr mit ReliefPräg, reicher goldPräg, dreiseitiger goldSchnitt, weisse MoireeVorsätze, Ecken/Kapitale von Band 1 bestossen, vereinzelt minimalst fleckig fest in der Bindung, sehr schöne und gepflegte Exemplare, Einband von M. Brod, München.- die hinteren Vorsätze verso alt mit handschriftlichem Verzeichnis der Tafeln mit Bleistift.- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Monats-Schrift der Akademie der Kunste (1. Band), und mechanischen Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Hrsg. von A. Riem u. C. Ph. Moritz. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. mit je 6 Stucken. Bln. 1788. 4o. Gest. Portr., 2 Bll., 290 SS.; 5 Bll., 282 SS., mit 2 Titel- u. 6 Textvign. (5 gest., 1 geschn.), 34 Kupfertaf. Hldr. d. Zt.

      Berlin, im Verlag der Königlich Preußischen Akademischen Kunst- und Buchhandlung, 1877 - mit einem gestochenen Portrait, einer gestochenen Titel-Vignett, 23 Kupfertafeln und 4 Vignetten im Text, (2 Blatt), 290 Seiten, ORDENTLICHES UND FESTES EXEMPLAR, die Ecken und Kanten berieben, Frontispiz und Titel mit Feuchtigkeitsspur an der Unterkante und innen vereinzelt leicht fleckig Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mittheilungen der kaiserlich-königlichen geographischen Gesellschaft (in Wien). 3.-20. Jahrgang (ohne Jg. 13 von 1870). 17 Jahrgänge in 11 Bänden.

      Wien, versch. Verlage, 1859-1877. - Erstausgabe. - Einbände berieben u. bestoßen. Mehrf. (auch Tafeln verso) gestempeltes Bibl.-Exemplar. Tlw. etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 20000 4° u. Gr.-8°. Mit zahlr. tlw. gefalt. Tafeln, Karten u. Tabellen. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentiteln. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sämmtliche Werke in 33 Bänden. Hrsg. v. Bernhard Suphan [es fehlen die Bde. 14 & 32 & 33].

      Berlin/Weidmannsche Buchhandlung 1877 - 1877 ff. 27 Bde. HLdr. mit Goldprägung. Bei Bd. 17/18 Rücken gebrochen, die übrigen Rücken wohlerhalten; bei einigen wenigen Bde. der Deckelbezug mit kleinen Fehlstellen [ehem. verklebt]; Kanten berieben; Innen: vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig; aber insgesamt guter Zustand! 5500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eugen Küpper]
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        Notice généalogique & historique sur la famille de Bary originaire de Tournay, en Hainaut, établie depuis 1806 à Guebwiller, en Alsace.

      Colmar, J.B. Jung 1877. - 4°. 158 S., 1 Bl. Orig.-Pergamentbd. mit montiertem Rückentitel (fleckig). Persönliches, durchschossenes Exemplar des Verfassers mit einer Fülle von eigenhändigen Anmerkungen und Notizen in Tinte. - Alfred de Bary (1842- 1901) wurde im Bary'schen Familienhaus im elsässischen Guebwiller geboren, welches im Mittelalter der Sitz der Domherren der Abtei von Murbach gewesen war (Maison de Chanoines). Er ging im Collège Gaillard in Lausanne zur Schule, studierte später an den Universitäten Genf und Paris und bereitete sich auf seine spätere Rolle als Teilhaber der väterlichen Seidenbandmanufaktur vor. Er schrieb umfassende genealogische und historische Studien über seine Familie. - Die handschr. Eintragungen stammen aus den Jahren 1877-1890 und ergänzen und berichtigen den gedruckten Text, Seite für Seite. - Dabei: C.v.Bary. Beiträge zur Geschichte der Bary-Barry. Vieux-Dieu, 1927. 4°. 268 S. Mit Abb. auf Tafeln. Orig.-Brosch. Lang fr

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        Der erste Verband nach Professor Esmarch. Bedrucktes helles Dreieckstuch aus feinem Leinen mit Illustrationen nach Zeichnungen von Wittmaack.

      Konstanz Herosé (Ca ) 1877 - Größe: 86 x 91 x 131 cm. Angeblich zweite Ausgabe dieses seltenen Dreieckstuches. - Die Abbildungen zeigen 6 männliche Figuren mit 32 verschiedenen Verbänden von den Füßen bis zum Kopf und demonstrieren so die Verwendungsmöglichkeiten des Tuches. Derartige Tücher haben sich durch ihre Benutzung kaum erhalten und sind deshalb fast nicht mehr auffindbar. - Von geringen Flecken abgesehen, sehr gut erhalten.

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        Aus der Firnenwelt. Gesammelte Schriften + ges. Schriften Neue Folge + Ges. Schriften dritter Band. 1, 2 und 3 in 1 Band gebunden.

      Leipzig, A. G. Liebeskind, 1872, 1877, o.J., - in-8vo, Frontispiz (eingeklebte Orig.- Fotografie d. Verfassers) + IV + 369 S. (+ 1 Verlagsliste); / 1 Titelblatt + 377 S. (+1 Inhaltsverz.); / 2 Bl. (Titel - Inhaltsverz.) + 422 S. + 1 Bl. (Zusätze u. Berichtigungen + am Ende in Lasche: separate farb. Faltkarte (Karte von Süd-Wallis), Ex Libris ?Aus der Bücherei des Emil Mönnich? (gez. v. Stotz), a. Innendeckel, Original-Halblederband mit Lederecken, Rücken auf 5 Bünden mit Titel u. kleinere Ornamenten in gold. Schönes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe in 3 Bde komplett. Ein alpiner Klassiker. Der Alpenpionier Johann Jakob Weilenmann (1819-1896), der wohl bedeutendste Schweizer Bergsteiger seiner Zeit, wird oft als "Vater der Führerlosen" bezeichnet, da er viele seine Besteigungen im Alleingang, ohne die Unterstützung von Bergführern, unternahm. Als Erschließer der Silvretta, im Bernina-Gebiet und in den Ötztaler Alpen, aber auch Westalpen (Walliser Alpen, Berner Oberland) gelangen Weilenmann bedeutende Gipfelerfolge, u.a.: 1. Besteigung Fluchthorn 1861, 1. Besteigung Piz Buin 1865, Dufourspitze (2. Best., 1855). Mit G. Studer und E. v. Fellenberg zählt Weilenmann 1863 zu den Mitbegründern des Schweizer Alpen-Club (SAC).Inhalt Bd. 1: Streifereien in den Berner- und Walliser Alpen / Besteigung der höchsten Spitze (Dufour-Spitze) des Monte-Rosa / Erst. des Besso in Val d'Anniviers. -Ueber den Col Durand nach Zmutt und Zermatt / Die Rouinette in Val de Bagnes / Ueber den Col de Severeu auf die Pointe de Rosa blanche. Ueber den Col de Riedmatten und Col de la Meina Ersteigung des Mont Blanc de Seilon / Col de Crête sèche u. Col de la Ciardonnet au den Bec Epicoun / Erst. der Point d'Hautememma / Erste Ersteigung der Tour de Boussine. Ueber den Col du Sonadon.Bd. 2: Eine Erst. des Piz Linard im Unter-Engadin / Erst. des Fluchthorns / Der Piz Buin / Im Gebiet der Rosana Trisana / Piz Tremoggia im Ober-Engadin / Piz Roseg / Cresta güzza (Agiuza)/ Piz Pulaschin / Piz della Margna.Bd. 3: Im Adula-Gebirge, Das Gepaatschjoch, Oetzthaler-Fahrten, Im Bondasca-Gebirge. Streifereien in Vorarlberg und Tirol. Bietschhorn und Aletschhorn. Matterhorn. Missglückte Besteigung der Dent Blanche, Ersteigung des Weisshorns bei Randa.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Dreyer 25, Imhof 313, AC Libr.Cat. 333, nicht bei Perret ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage aux Etats-Unis

      1877. Oblong folio. (13 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches). 19 original watercolours (11 3/8 x 7 7/8 inches and smaller), mounted recto and verso of 7 thin card leaves (one page mounted with 4 drawings, one with 3 and one with 2, the others with 1 drawing per page, the final page blank), all painted by a single hand, and all with the location identified in ink in the lower margin of each drawing or on the mount just below. Modern blue half morocco gilt, blue morocco title label centrally-placed on upper cover 'Voyage aux / Etats-Unis / 1876-77' A fine series of original watercolour views of Lake George, N.Y., and elsewhere - including one watercolour of Central Park, New York. From the heading ('Voyage aux Etats-Unis / 1876-1877') on the first page of this album, as well as from the wording of the captions to the drawings, it is clear that these highly accomplished watercolours are the work of a French-speaking visitor to North America in 1876-1877. They include 14 views of Lake George and its vicinity (including one of Caldwell [now Lake George Village] and one of Tea Island). Also included is a single view of a rocky outcrop and trees in Central Park, another of Glenn Falls on the Hudson, and a third of the Montmorency Falls just outside Quebec, as well as two fine but rather unexpected Swiss views of Amphion, Lake Geneva (both dated 1877).

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        VOYAGE AUX ETATS-UNIS. 1876 - 1877

      [New York and various places], 1877. Oblong folio, 13 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches. Modern blue half morocco gilt, blue morocco title label centrally placed on upper cover reading: "Voyage aux / Etats-Unis / 1876-1877." All painted by a single hand, and all with the location identified in ink in the lower margin of each drawing or on the mount just below. A fine series of original watercolor views of Lake George, New York, and elsewhere, including one watercolor of Central Park, New York. From the heading on the first page of this album ("Voyage aux Etats-Unis / 1876-1877"), as well as from the wording of the captions to the drawings, it is clear that these highly accomplished watercolors are the work of a French-speaking visitor to North America in 1876-77. They include fourteen views of Lake George and its vicinity (including one of Caldwell [now Lake George Village] and one of Tea Island). Also included is a single view of a rocky outcrop and trees in Central Park, another of Glenn Falls on the Hudson, and a third of the Montmorency Falls just outside Quebec, as well as two fine but rather unexpected Swiss views of Amphion, Lake Geneva (both dated 1877).

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        The career of Jesus Christ: Being a supplement to the author's Science of the Bible

      Streator, IL: Free Press Publishing House 8vo (20.7 cm, 8.2"). Frontis. (incl. in pagination), 52, [2] pp.; [60 (20 blank)] ff.. 1877 Uncommon sole edition of this Freethinker interpretation of the New Testament, focusing on an astrological/astronomical analysis in which Jesus personifies "the annual Sun" and the events of the Gospels overall serve as a representation of the phenomena of the seasons. Wooley uses these "discoveries" to claim that Christianity as a religion is "a fraud of the blackest dye" (p. 51), adding that the working classes (former slaves explicitly included) are duped and oppressed by the capitalists (Northern and Southern) who encourage them to besot themselves with religion, whiskey, and tobacco rather than work towards real, liberating knowledge. The printed Career is followed in this little volume by an extended manuscript section containing neatly written excerpts from Wooley's Science of the Bible or an Analysis of the Hebrew Mythology. Contemporary half calf over textured cloth, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label and gilt-ruled raised bands; front cover detached, leather scuffed. All page edges marbled. Upper portion of front free endpaper torn away; two front fly-leaves partially excised. Back free endpaper with pencilled owner's name. Printed portion very slightly age-toned, with faint creasing to first section.

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        BEISEN GACHO. BEISEN'S ILLUSTRATED ALBUM

      [Japan 1877, n.p.]. Grass covered accordion folded album, 31. color woodblock prints, 1p. text 23.5 x 34.5 cm., very clean. copy, top & bottom edges gilt, each print is signed, sealed,. dated, done in large Oban size. FIRST & ONLY EDITION RARE. A BEAUTIFUL WOODBLOCK PRINTED ALBUM OF HIS PAINTINGS A well executed album, with impressive style by one of the most important late Shijo-Maruyama painters. This is a rep- representive work, showing the wide spectrum of his talent and variety. Soft flowing line, enhanced with bold, working in Sumi and light shades of pastel tints, renders this a fine album. Subject matter covers landscapes, birds, flowers, & typical Japanese subjects, deities, bamboo &c. Prints in this album bear dates from 1877-1897. * "Kubota [1852-1906], was Japanese-style painter, born in Kyoto, and a start pupil of Suzuki Hyakunen. He traveled to America, China and Europe. In 1880 with Kono Bairei, started the Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting and taught there. In 1890, again with Bairei, founded the Kyoto Bijutsu Kyokai. an illustrator with the army during the Sino-Japanese war, and also for the newspaper Kokumin Shimbun, which he helped to established. Became blind toward the end of his life, His subjects included figures landscapes, historical themes, and his stile resembled the Nanga school." He has been widely collected by world museums. Liberally quoted from Roberts below. * Kubota was an embedded journalist in the Sino-Japanese War of 1894 in China. He made his prints and books based on his primary observations while trailing along with the Japanese army in China. ***** BIBLIOGRAPHY: L. Roberts; DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS: p.94 * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        The Northern Barrier of India

      London: Edward Stanford, 1877. First Under This Title. Hardcover. VG+. A popular account of the Jummoo and Kashmir Territories. 336 pp, ill. The is the first ed of the book orig. published as The Jummoo and Kashmir Territories. 3 mounted Woodbury types from photos by Frith, 23 engraved ill, folding isometric view, 2 maps in color on one folding sheet. A vg+ copy in original blindstamped cloth.

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        THE NORTHERN BARRIER OF INDIA: A Popular Account of the Jummoo and Kashmir Terri

      London 1877, Stanford. Red cloth, very good, 336p., very. good, 25 b.w. illustrations, frontis, 3 sepiatone photos, or. Woodbury-types, 2 fold-out maps, index, bookplate. R A R E. Covers the outer hills, city of Jummoo, vegetation, crops. Inhabitants of the outer hills, classification of races, the faiths, villages & towns, places of pilgrimage, origin of the name Dogra. The court of Jummoo: early state, Sikhs,rise of Gulab Singh, cession of Kashmir, present Maharaja, Nazors the festival of Holi, royal marriage. Region of the middle mountains, Bhadarwah, inhabitants, Kishtwar, Padar, Deodar forests, Bhutna. March to Kashmir, an Englishman's camp, Mu- ghal Saraes, Panjal Pass, Sirinagar. Kashmir Gulmarg, Lolab, Sind Valley, Sonamarg, route to Tibet. People of Kashmir: their physique, charactger, cottages, Pandits, Muhammadan pilgrimage, boatman, the women. Siringar & its environs, the name of the city, Mosques & temples, English quarter, garden by the lake. Route to Gilgit, mountain ranges, Kishanganga River, Gurez, Nanga Parbat, the Indus, Bawanji. Gilgit & the Frontier: village & fort, products, Punial, extreme boundary & neighbouring states. Dard people, casts, peculiar customs, Buddhists & Mohammadans. Baltistan, Tibetan climate, taking of Skardu, Shigar, Basha, Arandu glacier, K2, Doesai plateau et al. Balti people, polo game, Leh, Ladakh, Plateaus &c... Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, or the Central and Western Rajpoot States of India ... Second edition

      Calcutta: [printed by G.C. De. The New Sanskrit Press] published by Harimohan Mookerjee, 1877. 2 volumes, quarto. (10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches). Pp.[i]-xxxiii, [1], [1]-639 [1]; [1-4], [i]-xxvi, [1]-674. 2 folding letterpress tables. 16 plates by N.C. Bose, S.C. Dass, T.N. Dev and others after Captain Waugh (6), Ghafsi (5) and others (including: 1 folding engraved cross-sectional map and 1 folding plate of script printed on recto and verso), occasional illustrations. Original green cloth, covers blocked in blind, the flat spines divided into five compartments with double fillets in blind, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth compartments Very rare Calcutta edition of this valuable early study of the history, beliefs and topography of Rajasthan: only a single incomplete copy is recorded by OCLC. No complete copies of this Calcutta edition are recorded by OCLC, and no copy is listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty-five years. The plates are of particular interest. The plates are after the London edition of 1829-1832, and provide an interesting insight into the work of engravers working in the region at the time: little is known or recorded of the work of native engravers working in India in the mid-19th century. The author went to India as a cadet in the Bengal army of the British East India Company in 1799. He commanded the escort attached to the Resident at Sindhia from 1812 to 1817. In the latter year he was in charge of the Intelligence Department which largely contributed to the break up of the Maratha Confederacy in the Third Anglo-Maratha War, and was of great assistance in the campaign in Rajputana. In 1818 he was appointed political agent for the states of western Rajputana, where he successfully acted as an arbitrator between rival chieftains, settling their feuds. While Resident in Rajputana, Tod collected materials for his Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan , a work of great importance for South Asian scholars. Tod presents the contemporary geography and a detailed history of Rajputana along with the history of the Rajput clans who ruled most of the area at that time. Tod's work drew on local archives, Rajput traditional sources, and monuments such as the Edicts of Asoka found at Junagadh. He returned to England in 1823 with a wealth of material for what became a fundamental study of Rajasthan's historical development. The first edition was published in London between 1829 and 1832, with a total of fifty plates. Most of the images were engraved by Edward Finden from originals from various sources - most notably a local artist whose name is given as Ghafsi, or Captain Waugh, a friend and kinsman of the author. The present edition demonstrates the esteem in which the work was held in the region, even fifty years later. A more immediate token was given by the ruler of Udaipur, who, when the work first appeared, renamed a village in Tod's honour: Barsawada became "Todgarh" (or Tods fort) - a name that it still bears today. OCLC 504180584 (British Library copy, imperfect: i.e. BL integrated catalogue, shelf mark 9057.cc.12).

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        The Life of John Mytton, Esq., of Halton, Shropshire, with his Hunting, Racing, Shooting, Driving and Extravagant Exploits

      George Routledge and Sons, London 1877 - Brown half leather boards with gilt lettering to spine. Boards are generally in very good order. Slight bumping to corners. Slight wear to board edges. Spine has bumping to ends. T.e.g. Marbled endpages. Colourful frontispiece. Some slight foxing to the textblock. 234 pp. Many colour illustrations. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 1146g. (YBP Ref: 265/4 15) Size: 8vo - over 73/4" - 93/4" Tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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