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        Viaje a los Estados Unidos por Fidel (1877)

      Mexico City: Imprenta del Comercio, de Dublan y Chavez, 1877. First edition. Three volumes, 8vo, pp [x], 625, [2] index; 593, [5] index; 532, [4] index and plate locator; and thirty lithographed plates. Prieto (1818 - 97) was an important Mexican poet and journalist, and served in the government as well. He signed his newspaper articles as "Fidel." Being in political disfavor, he set out upon a tour of the United States. The entire first volume is taken up with California, most notably San Francisco. (The Book Club of California has published an English translation of this portion.) He also visited New Orleans, New York, etc. The lithographs, by the great Mexican lithographer Hesiquio Iriarte, are of high quality. Handsome later binding, half calf over marbled boards, black title labels: very nice.

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        Famine and other Indian Topics. With a photograph of Vizagapatam

      Madras: Addison & Co, 1877. Original photograph laid down as frontispiece, printed caption. [iv], 80 pp. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth, title gilt to upper board, a little soiled, discreet contemporary ownership inscription to title-page. Very good. Original photograph laid down as frontispiece, printed caption. [iv], 80 pp. 8vo. AN EARLY WORK ON DEFORESTATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE. Thomas's obituary notes that he "was an Indian civil servant, who, deeply impressed with the conviction that extensive engineering works, contructed and maintained by the Government, could alone cope with the evils of constantly recurring famines."He was appointed judge of Vizagapatam in August 1869 and held the position until 1882. During this time he devoted most of his energy to creating a harbor at Vizagapatam that would serve as a port for the central provinces of India. In this work, he addresses deforestation and its affect on climate and famine, namely that the increased prevalence of famine could be traced to the neglect of replanting the forests on the mountain slopes. "Thus we have ourselves caused the recent irregularity of the seasons - the droughts and the floods." OCLC: 436745383; cf. Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, vol. 99, London, 1890, pp. 403-4

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        The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilized by Insects.

      London: John Murray, 1877. - 8to. (7 ¾ x 5 ½ inches) Half titles. 5 full page woodcuts, 18 half-page woodcuts, 15 quarter page woodcuts (lightly toned throughout, loose front end paper). Original publisher's green cloth gilt (lightly rubbed, indentations, extremities bumped). Provenance: Manuscript ownership inscription of George Basalla to front free endpaper. Freeman's sale 1540 lot 177. Second edition. Considered by Darwin himself to be proof of his credibility after the controversial Origin of the Species was published. He wrote in a letter to his publisher, John Murray, that, "'I think this little volume will do good to the "Origin", as it will show that I have worked hard at details'. Later in his Autobiography he writes, "On May 15th, 1862, my little book on the Fertilisation of Orchids, which cost me ten months' work, was published: most of the facts had been slowly accumulated during several previous years. During the summer of 1839, and, I believe, during the previous summer, I was led to attend to the cross-fertilisation of flowers by the aid of insects, from having come to the conclusion in my speculations on the origin of species, that crossing played an important part in keeping specific forms constant. I attended to the subject more or less during every subsequent summer; and my interest in it was greatly enhanced by having procured and read in November 1841, through the advice of Robert Brown, a copy of C. K. Sprengel's wonderful book, Das entdeckte Geheimnis der Natur. For some years before 1862 I had specially attended to the fertilisation of our British orchids; and it seemed to me the best plan to prepare as complete a treatise on this group of plants as well as I could, rather than to utilise the great mass of matter which I had slowly collected with respect to other plants. My resolve proved a wise one; for since the appearance of my book, a surprising number of papers and separate works on the fertilisation of all kinds of flowers have appeared; and these are far better done than I could possibly have effected. The merits of poor old Sprengel, so long overlooked, are now fully recognised many years after his death" (Darwin 1876).). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Tara Mishkovsky, M.A. in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory # 72TM002 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc]
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        Jerusalem. The Emanation of the Giant Albion. 1804.

      Large 4to. [London: John Pearson, 1877]. Large 4to, 100 plates, printed in black and white, with black framing lines. Original blue-gray wrappers, textblock untrimmed, internally slightly foxed, wrappers mended at backstrip and at edges. Bookplate of Pamela and Raymond Lister. A wonderful facsimile of copy D (now at Harvard), limited to 100 copies per Bentley and Keynes but an old Quaritch catalogue stated 250 (an unlikely number). Bentley attributed the publication to Chatto but revised it to Pearson in his Blake Books supplement. The Rinder copy reproduced by the Trianon Press is in a smaller format and this large quarto has a much more imposing and appealing presence and seems to be a better facsimile - certainly this copy is clearer and more striking than copy C. Bentley, Blake Books, 76, and Blake Books Supplement, p. 88. As is well known, Blake made five copies of Jerusalem of which only one did he color , the other four all being b/w. A suite of 25 plates was also colored by Blake, and a few posthumous copies were printed in tints.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        History of the Indian Navy (1613-1863).

      London Bentley 1877 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xx, 541; vi, 596pp., modern dark blue half morocco gilt, an excellent set. Rare. This work is primarily concerned with the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Álbum del ferrocarril mexicano.

      - 35 x 50. Lithographic Establishment of Victor Debray and Co., Mexico, 1877. Apaisado. Tela decorada. Colección de vistas pintadas del natural. Con una descripción del camino y de las regiones por Antonio García Cubas. Texto español. Bilingüe. Algunas manchas de humedad en esquinas no afectan a las láminas ni al texto. Lámina V con refuerzo en la parte derecha. El resto en perfecto estado. Oblong folio. Letterpress title-page in Spanish and English. Additional chromolithographic title-page and 24 numbered chromolithographic plates (plate 13 with long marginal tear and detached, plate 22 spotted, remains of original tissue guards), double-page chromolithographic map (long tear crossing the image on the left). Original cloth (detached, worn, and torn with loss, faded and soiled). First edition. "Some of the finest examples of the lithographer's art during the latter part of the century. Chromolithography by Debray y Cía of the work of Casimiro Castro and A. Sigogne illustrated Antonio García Cubas's extraordinary Album del Ferrocarril Mexicano" (Mathes). Casimiro Castro was a Mexican painter, draftsman and lithographer and is generally considered one of the greatest Mexican landscape artists and lithographers of the 19th century. His work on this album celebrates Mexico as it was undergoing modernization, epitomized by the advent of train transportation. Mathes, Mexico on Stone, pp. 41; Palau 48628. Arte.

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        [Two lines in Greek, transliterated as] Poiesis philosophos. Poesis philosophica, vel saltem, Reliquiae poesis philosophicae, Empedoclis, Parmenidis, Xenophanis, Cleanthis, Timonis, Epicharmi. Adiuncta sunt Orphei illius carmina qui à suis appellatus fuit ho theologos. Item, Heracliti et Democriti loci quidam, & eorum epistolae.

      First edition of the first published collection of these early Greek philosophical writings, the whole => edited by Henri Estienne and from the Estienne press: An important Humanist gathering of surviving fragments from Empedocles, Parmenides, Xenophon, Cleanthes, Timon of Phlius, Epicharmus, and others, along with the letters of Heraclitus and Democritus -- with an emphasis on the aesthetics of their work. The preface is in both Latin and Greek, and the Latin notes are by Joseph Justus Scaliger.Schreiber calls this uncommon work "a volume of major importance to the history of Western thought, which rightly belongs on the same shelf with the first editions of Plato and Aristotle." Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Charles W.G. Howard on front pastedown with typed note that the volume was a gift of Sir David Dundas of Ochtertyre in 1877. Dundas (1799-1877) was a politician who also served as a trustee of the British Museum from 1861 to 1867 (DNB online).

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        Mémoires d'un Gommeux Par Saint-Patrice [pseud]

      Paris: E. Dentu, 1877, 1877. First edition. OCLC records four locations (LC, Vanderbilt, BL and one in Italy). Fine copy.. 8vo, contemporary black morocco with coat-of-arms gilt-stamped on the upper and lower boards, gilt lettering and inner dentelles, a.e.g. Frontis and three plates. James Harden-Hickey's own copy of his third novel, Mémoires d'un Gommeux, with his quasi-bogus coat of arms and armorial insignias gilt-stamped on the binding. Harden-Hickey (1854-1898) was one of the most colorful and picaresque figures in 19th century Western literature. Born in San Francisco during the gold rush, he moved with his mother to Paris at an early age and during his formative years was effectively a Frenchman. He was flamboyant, adventurous and had serious delusions of grandeur, which he managed to in part fulfill by marrying wealthy women. He was made a baron of the Holy Roman Empire and years later when sailing the Atlantic, he noticed that the south Atlantic island of Trinidad had not been claimed by a country. He proceeded to claim it for himself. He took the title Prince James I of Trinidad and began selling Trinidad government bonds in New York City. The British seized Trinidad in 1895 and Harden-Hickey's dreams of his own country were over. He died in 1898 from an overdose of morphine in an El Paso, Texas hotel, a fitting end considering that one of the books he wrote was Euthanasia: the Aesthetics of Suicide (NY, 1894). In all Harden-Hickey wrote 12 books, several of them novels issued under the pseudonym Saint Patrice, and he edited the Paris newspaper Tribolet. Later bookplate of Jean-Marie Bernicat on the front paste-down and small oval ownership stamp of the same on the title-page.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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        Mitchell's new general atlas : containing maps of the various countries of the world, plans of cities, etc, embraced in eighty-three quarto maps : forming a series of one hundred and forty maps and plans : together with valuable statistical tables : also a list of post-offices of the United States and territories, and census of 1860 and 1870.

      S. Augustus Mitchell, 1877 - Collated: 120, 32 pages : (83 color full-page maps, 140 total maps); 39 cm. Publisher's brown boards. Gold lettering on front. Rebacked. Very good binding and cover. Maps are in near-fine condition and free of soiling or foxing. Mitchell's New General Atlas was a classic geographical reference in the late 19th century. Taking over the Mitchell Company business after his father retired in 1860, S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. revised the existing Mitchell atlas and renamed it the New General Atlas. New editions were published yearly until 1887. The maps were so popular they were used by the public and sometimes other publishers until the beginning of the 1900s. See Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grape Vines. Grapes And Grape Vines Of California.

      - [San Francisco: Edward Bosqui, 1877] San Francisco: John Windle, 1980. Folio, [64] pp., 10 color plates with text. A fine copy in quarter wine red morocco and cloth boards lettered in gilt. Limited to 25 copies for sale in a binding; this exact facsimile of the first California ampelography to show the grapes in superb color printing by the renowned printer Bosqui was reissued by San Francisco printers and binders from one of the few extant perfect copies (now at the Lilly Library). It is the rarest of American color plate books and this wonderfully accurate facsimile has an introduction by Kevin Starr. The edition was not completed and only 65 sets were released (of which 25 were bound). Zamorano Select (2010) 34A writes that "in his valuable introduction to the Windle facsimile" Kevin Starr provides historical background for the original edition. "Both as a work on viticulture and as a color-plate book, 'Grapes and Grape Vines of California' was an unprecedented achievement for a California press" as indeed was the facsimile which was so impressive that Harcourt Brace Jovanovich reissued it in a reduced format trade edition that went through two large printings before being remaindered. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Lettera autografa firmata Leri 13 janvier (1860), 4 pagine in francese a François Buloz

      (1803-1877) direttore della Revue des Deux Mondes, importante editore, per 40 anni direttore della Rivista, ed amministratore della Comédie-Française - Importante lettera, inviata pochi giorni prima del suo ritorno al governo; comprende giudizi su Garibaldi, alla vigilia dell'accordo per la cessione di Nizza e Savoia alla Francia. Deluso per le conseguenze dell'armistizio di Villafranca (11 luglio 1859), Cavour aveva dato le dimissioni da Presidente del Consiglio; sarebbe stato richiamato il 21 gennaio 1860 per il suo terzo mandato, che avrebbe visto in marzo l'annessione al Piemonte dei ducati di Parma e Modena, della Romagna pontificia e della Toscana, a fronte della cessione di Nizza e Savoia alla Francia. «L'ajournement du congrès m'a non seulement forcé à renoncer à toute idée d'aller à Paris, mais il a été cause demon retour à Leri. J'ai du quitter Turin pour ne pas faire de l'opposition, et pour ne pas sanctionner par ma présence silencieuse une conduite que je crois dangereuse pour ne pas dire fatale. Le ministère, ou pour mieux dire un ministre pour se préserver d'une opposition que je ne lui avais pas faite, et que je n'avais nullement l'intention de lui faire est allé chercher des auxiliaires dans l'extrême gauche pour en faire des instruments de guerre contre moi. Après avoir inutilement aiguisé la plume de Brofferio, et tenté vainement d'organiser un comité électoral pour me nuire ; il a tenté de me détruire au moyen de Garibaldi. Le brave général aussi triste politique que bon soldat, s'est laissé persuader que j'étais devenu un réactionaire, et que par conséquent il ferait oeuvre de bon citoyen en annulant dans les élections l'influence de mes amis. La Nazione Armata n'avait pas d'autre but .». Cavour sostiene di avere rinunciato ad una battaglia politica e morale che avrebbe nuociuto al paese «elle aurait exercé une fâcheuse influence sur l'opinion publique de laquelle le sort de l'Italie dépend peut-être. J'ai mieux aimé me taire et laisser Mr Rattazzi jouir tranquillement des douceurs d'un pouvoir si chèrement acquis ». Gli è difficile indicare a Buloz una linea per la Revue des Deux Mondes, mentre per la questione italiana « je crois qu'il faut pousser à l'annexion sans indiquer les moyens à employer pour l'accomplir ». La lettera fu scritta nella tenuta di Leri, frazione di Trino Vercellese, dal 1822 proprietà della famiglia Cavour, dove lo statista usava ritirarsi nei momenti di riposo, e vi sperimentava le tecniche di coltivazione che intendeva fare applicare in Piemonte, informandosi spesso sull'andamento delle attività produttive; il borgo è in totale stato di abbandono dagli anni Sessanta del Novecento. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        \"Eger vom Viadukte aus gesehen\". Dekorative Gesamtansicht mit Blick über die Eger, mittig die St. Nikolaus Kirche, im Vordergrund Bauernkinder mit Kuhherde.

       Lithographie mit 2 Tonplatten \"Nach der Natur aufgenommen u. lithographirt v. Florian Stütz\", bei Seb. Fexer, Wunsiedel, dat. 1877, 39 x 59,5 cm. Sehr seltene, große Ansicht. Besonders reizvoll durch den Druck mit zwei Tonplatten. - Knapp bis zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten und auf Japanpapier aufgezogen. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Tschechoslowakei (ehem.)

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        EGER. "Eger vom Viadukte aus gesehen". Dekorative Gesamtansicht mit Blick über die Eger, mittig die St. Nikolaus Kirche, im Vordergrund Bauernkinder mit Kuhherde.

      - Lithographie mit 2 Tonplatten "Nach der Natur aufgenommen u. lithographirt v. Florian Stütz", bei Seb. Fexer, Wunsiedel, dat. 1877, 39 x 59,5 cm. Sehr seltene, große Ansicht. Besonders reizvoll durch den Druck mit zwei Tonplatten. - Knapp bis zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten und auf Japanpapier aufgezogen.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Trois contes

      Charpentier, Paris 1877 - Un volume, in-12 plein maroquin rouge janséniste, dos à faux nerfs, auteur et titre dorés en tête, date dorée en queue, gardes de papier dominoté bordées d'une liseré à double filet doré et à feuilles d'acanthe de cuir mosaïqué, tête dorée, couvertures conservées. Reliure de Vermorel. [4] (faux-titre, titre), 248 pages, [2] (table).Edition originale du tirage courant devenue rare, surtout si bien conservée et si bien reliée Très bel exemplaire. Minimes piqûres sur tranche. // One volume, 12mo, full red morocco, gilt-lettered back with raised spines, inner paperboards framed with double gilt fillets and morocco mosaic inlays, top edge gilt, original wrappers bound in. Vermorel binder. [4], 248 pages, [2]. First edition of this collection of three tales. A very nice copy, nicely bound and exceptionally fresh despite rare slight foxing to the front edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Scriptorium d'Albi]
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        The American Senator

      Chapman and Hall, London 1877 - First edition. Three volumes. Recent half brown morocco over marbled paper-covered boards: half-titles present. Tan and black spine labels. Bookplates on flyleaves and very light foxing to the preliminaries, else a fine copy, attractively bound. Sadlier 46. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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      Philadelphia:: Printed by H.J. Toudy. Engraved by Worley & Bracher,. 1877. Folio. 56, [15], [1 blank] pp, as issued. Collated complete, with all maps, tables, and illustrations present. Bound in original cloth and quarter calf [rubbed, upper board stamped in gilt, spotted]. Text clean and bright, all maps and engravings in excellent condition. Except as noted, Near Fine. Highlights include detailed maps of Hagerstown, Hancock, Sharpsburg [with Antietam Creek and Burnside Bridge], Baltimore, a Railroad Map of Maryland and Delaware. Lists of "Patrons" and "Business References" are printed, along with attractive engravings. Not in Le Gear. OCLC locates nine copies under three accession numbers, as of November 2014.

      [Bookseller: David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books ]
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        Black Beauty: his grooms and companions The autobiography of a horse


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        Bidrag til en historisk-topografisk beskrivelse af Island. (I-II).

      København, Gyldendalske Boghandel, 1877-82. (10) + 638 + (8) + 527 s. 18 foldede litograferte karter. 1 xylografi. Ekstra illustr. tittelbl. i begge bind. Samt. skinnbd. med ryggdekor i gull. Bind II svakt plettet på ryggen. Stempler på forsats (biblioteksstempler). Et kart med liten rift, ellers et rent og fint eks.. Bind I. Syd- og Vest-Fjærdingerne. Bind II. Nord- og Øst-Fjærdingerne

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        Travels in the Footsteps of Bruce


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        Industrie Fromagandegravere Les Caves de Roquefort Aveyron De la possibilitandeacute den andeacutetablier de semblables en tout pays et particuliandegraverement dans les plaines de la Crau et de la Camargue


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        Is she his Wife Or Something Singular a comic Burletta in one Act


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      1877. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1877. Original mauve cloth decorated in black and gilt, all page edges red. First Edition, first state (with "was" at the end of the 16th line on p. 65, later changed to "so"), of Sarah Orne Jewett's first book. In addition to so-stated "fourth" and "fifth" printings dated 1877, there were three earlier printings dated 1877 that do not designate the printing on the title page -- of 1280, 500 and 500 copies; whether the two p. 65 states are 1780/500 copies or 1280/1000 copies is unknown.~The author, of South Berwick, Maine, first began writing these tales sited in the imaginary "Deephaven" for the Atlantic Monthly in 1868, when she was only nineteen. The book was an immediate success; it came at just the right moment, when the rage for genre regional studies of America was at its height and when fiction in general was at a low ebb. It made her famous at a bound; it sent her to Boston and New York and Philadelphia; it made her a friend of the "Boston circle," particularly of Howells, Lowell, Whittier, and Thomas Bailey Aldrich... [K&H]~This copy is in near-fine condition, remarkably clean for this light mauve cloth: there is light wear at the spine ends, and one endpaper has some cracking. This is tough book to find in better condition, as it was cheaply produced with flexible boards. Blanck 10871 (mentioning green or mauve cloth; we have also seen terra-cotta -- no priority).

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        L'Italie illustrée de 450 gravures sur bois.

      Hachette,, Paris, 1877 - In Folio (370x280); pagg. VIII, 743. Elegante e fascinosa legatura editoriale in mezza pelle rossa e percallina policroma nera rossa e oro, riccamente decorata con stemmi e ricchi fregi ai piatti ed al dorso, titolo in oro. Tagli dorati. Ottimo esemplare illustrato da 450 silografie, molte delle quali a piena pag. che raffigurano vedute di città, usi e costumi della gente, l'opera descrive la penisola partendo dall'Alto Adige e dal Sempione fino alla Sicilia. Interessante resoconto di viaggio, ricercato per la ricchezza delle illustrazioni e la sempre maggior scarsità di esemplari completi ed in belle condizioni, come il nostro esemplare. Bell'esemplare fresco, che presenta lievissime saltuarie fioriture, perfettamente conservata la legatura, spesso usurata.Edizione originale francese eseguita utilizzando le stesse raffigurazioni dell'edizione tedesca di Stieler, Paulus e Kaden stampata l'anno prima.

      [Bookseller: libreria antiquaria perini Sas di Perini]
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        Denkwürdigkeiten des Staatskanzlers Fürsten von Hardenberg. Erster bis fünfter Band (komplett)

      Verlag von Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1877 - Leopold von Ranke (Hrsg.): Denkwürdigkeiten des Staatskanzlers Fürsten von Hardenberg. Erster bis fünfter Band (komplett). Verlag von Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1877. Halbledereinbände, 633 + 619 + 540 + 453/108 + 670 Seiten, Einbände/Rücken geringfügig angestoßen/berieben, sonst ordentlicher/guter Zustand; insbesondere keine Besitz-/Stempelvermerke oder dergleichen, frei von Anstreichungen/Anmerkungen etc. Inhalt der Bände im einzelnen: 1) Denkwürdigkeiten des Staatskanzlers Fürsten von hardenberg bis zum Jahre 1806. 1. Buch: Hardenberg bis zu seinem Eintritt in den preußischen Dienst. 2. Buch: Hardenbergs Antheil an der preußischen und deutschen Politik in den Jahren 1794 und 1795. 3. Buch: Zeiten der Neutralität (1796 - 1806). 2) Eigenhändige Memoiren des Staatskanzlers Fürsten von Hardenberg. Erster Band. 3) Eigenhändige Memoiren des Staatskanzlers Fürsten von Hardenberg. Zweiter Band. 4) Denkwürdigkeiten des Staatskanzlers Fürsten von Hardenberg vom Jahre 1806 bis zum Jahre 1813. 4. Buch: Niederlage Preußens und Beginn seiner Wiederaufrichtung (1806 - 1813). - Denkschrift Hardenbergs: Ueber die Reorganisation des Preußischen Staates. 5) Actenstücke zu den Denkwürdigkeiten des Fürsten von Hardenberg. - Volumen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paderbuch e.Kfm. Inh. Ralf R. Eichmann]
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      Imprenta Nueva, de J. Jepús y R. Villegas .Imprenta de José Sol y Torrens. - Lérida. 1877. 18X12. 182p. Piel y tela. Profusamente ilustrado. Continua, Guia de Montserrat y sus Cuevas. 188p. 1857. Ilustrado. Las dos Obras son primeras ediciones, muy rara. Ref A 34 Biblioteca Pics. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Paris: François Liénard, 1877 Paris: François Liénard, 1877. . . VG+. "Etching, aquatint, dry point and burnisher, image 243 x 355 mm. on bone-tone laid paper leaves, ""Goya inv. et sc."".- // Very good state, hardly toned, with margins a little trimmed (287x394 mm.) in comparison to those of its original presentation (295x 432mm.).- /7 Prov.: No data.- // The first time that Goya's engravings of the series of the Disparates, unpublished at the time of his death, were printed, was in the edition that the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando) commissioned in 1864. However, and due to various ups and downs, four of the original plates, which had been separated from the set at an earlier date, didn't arrive at the Academia and so these etchings didn't appear in that edition. Owned by the painter Eugenio Lucas, they were purchased after his death in 1870 by Edmon Sagote, and first printed in 1877 in volume IX of the Parisian L'Art. Revue hedomadaire illustrée, alongside the instalments of the article ""Goya, aquafortiste"" that Charles Yriarte wrote to provide context for the etching, before delivering the article that the magazine had requested from him about ""quatre planches de Goya, gravées à l'eau-forte, qu'on lui a présentées comme inédites, et qui seront publiées succesivement"", which he never got to deliver. In the magazine, at the moment of printing and lacking any other information, the etchings were entitled: Una reina del circo (A queen of the circus), Otras leyes para el pueblo (Other laws for the people), ¡Qué guerrero! (What a warrior!) and Lluvia de toros (Rain of bulls). The publication of the etchings may have been due to the interest shown by Paul Lefort, who in his catalogue of the work by the painter from Aragon, which appeared that very year, presented three of the four Disparates, from which he hadn't seen any impressions, but had seen the copperplates, which he didn't hesitate to accept as Goya's. Indicating that the plate corresponding to this etching was 218x328mm., he described the scene it presented in this way: ""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). Only when the artists' proofs of these plates were found, could it be seen that in the trial proof of this etching, kept at the Museo del Prado, in the lower margin of the image a title added in handwriting figured: Disparate de Bestia.- // Refs.: Lefort, 144; Museo del Prado, G03069.- // (1) Paul Lefort (1877): Francisco Goya, étude biographique et critique, suivie de l'essai d'un catalogue raisonné de son Suvre gravé et lithographié.- Paris: Librairie Renouard, p. 92-93, ref. 144."

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        Grape Vines. Grapes And Grape Vines Of California.

      [San Francisco: Edward Bosqui, 1877] San Francisco: John Windle, 1980. Folio, [64] pp., 10 color plates with text. A fine copy in quarter wine red morocco and cloth boards lettered in gilt. Limited to 25 copies for sale in a binding; this exact facsimile of the first California ampelography to show the grapes in superb color printing by the renowned printer Bosqui was reissued by San Francisco printers and binders from one of the few extant perfect copies (now at the Lilly Library). It is the rarest of American color plate books and this wonderfully accurate facsimile has an introduction by Kevin Starr. The edition was not completed and only 65 sets were released (of which 25 were bound). Zamorano Select (2010) 34A writes that “in his valuable introduction to the Windle facsimile” Kevin Starr provides historical background for the original edition. “Both as a work on viticulture and as a color-plate book, ‘Grapes and Grape Vines of California’ was an unprecedented achievement for a California press” as indeed was the facsimile which was so impressive that Harcourt Brace Jovanovich reissued it in a reduced format trade edition that went through two large printings before being remaindered.

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        Michel Strogoff De Moscou à Irkoutsk

      Hetzel, Paris - Non daté (1877). Collection Hetzel, Les Voyages Extraordinaires. Cartonnage Hetzel percaline bleue, "aux deux éléphants, titre dans le cartouche", cartonnage très rare dans cette couleur. 2e plat type i, trois tranches dorées, catalogue à la fin, illustré. Discrètes restaurations, écriture sur premières gardes fragilisées. Size: In8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Toggenburg. Neuestes Reisehandbuch. Herausgegeben auf Anregung der Sektion Toggenburg des S.A.C. Mit einem Excursionskärtchen in Farbendruck, einem Gebirgspanorama und 15 Ansichten.

      Verlag des Herausgebers, Lichtenstein 1877 - Lichtenstein, Verlag des Herausgebers, 1877. 16,5x11 cm. XVI, 292 S. Roter OLn-Bd. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und Deckelvingette. Barth 20072. - Mit Ansichten von Lichtensteig, Schloss Yberg, Kappel, Wasserheilanstalt Buchenthal, Kuranstalt Rosengarten, Wattwil (mit den Churfirsten im Hintergrunde), Ebnat, Kuranstalt Rietbad, Luftkur-Anstalt z. Sternen in Unterwasser (mit Säntis und Schafberg), Zwinglis Hütte (Textabb.), Wildhaus mit der Kuranstalt z. Hirschen, Clubhütte am neuen Säntisweg, Neu St. Johann mit Nesslaur (mit den Churfirsten im Hintergrunde) und im Inserateteil Rosenbühl bei Ebnat (Sommerwirthschaft), Gasthof zur Krone in Lichtensteig. Das Gebirgspanorama zeigt die Speer-Rundschau, die gefaltete farbige Excursionskarte nach J.S. Gerster's Karte der Kantone St. Gallen und Appenzell. - (Einband und innen stellenweise leicht fleckig). - Selten. Roter OLn-Bd. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und Deckelvingette. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Naturen. Et illustreret Maanedsskrift for populær Naturvidenskab. 40 årganger i 20 dobbeltbind.

      Kra. og Bergen. . 1877-1916. Liten folio (10 første årgangene) og leks8vo. Originale skinnryggbind og grønne helshirtingbind. Med et mengder av bidrag fra kjente norske vitenskapsmenn. Meget rikt illustrert.. Et bra sett

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        Richard Wagner a Bayreuth (Richard Wagner in Bayreuth [First French Version]

      Schmeitzner, Chemnitz 1877 - The First French Edition of Nietzsche’s First Book on WagnerNIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Richard Wagner a Bayreuth (Richard Wagner in Bayreuth [French Version], Schmeitzner, Chemnitz, 1877. TP + [1]-197 + [199] = Fautes d’impression, 12mo. First French Edition in Original Wraps (Schaberg 28). There is little documentation regarding the beginnings of the second French translation prepared by Marie Baumgartner. [The first of Schopenhauer als Erzieher was never published.] Certainly, both Nietzsche and Frau Baumgartner were confident that if they got Richard Wagner translated, Schmeitzner would be able to arrange publication.Marie Baumgartner wrote to Nietzsche on 11 October 1876—only three months after the book's original appearance in German—to say that: "tomorrow the last pages of the translation will be in the mail and any day now the correction sheets should begin to arrive. Schmeitzner told me today that the book will consist of 12 press sheets and should be published by the end of the month." In the same letter, she noted that "you will be interested to know that Schmeitzner is in touch with book publishers in Paris, Rome and Moscow as well as London." The publisher was looking to broaden his network by using Richard Wagner in Bayreuth as the springboard for a trans-European business expansion.For two months, nothing happened. Then on 18 December Nietzsche wrote to Schmeitzner to ask: "How is the French translation coming?" Schmeitzner's reply, a month later, announced that the translation was finally ready. "The first copy will go to Frau Baumgartner as soon as the copies from Berlin—where they are being printed—reach me, which should happen any day now." He also reported that the book would appear in Italian bookstores at the beginning of February and in German bookstores by mid-February. Frau Baumgartner wrote to Nietzsche two days later, having recently heard from Schmeitzner herself. She claimed the delay was neither her fault nor the publisher's but was because "the printer in Berlin did not think he had to keep his word."Nietzsche received his copy of Richard Wagner à Bayreuth on 31 January 1877. The book had been printed with green card cover which had text identical to the title page except for the addition of an ornate border. The back cover listed advertisements for the four Unconventional Observations and for books by Overbeck, Widemann, and Fritze. The book's spine read: "Nietzsche: Richard Wagner à Bayreuth." and copies sold for 2.7 marks each. The title page included listings for bookseller/publishers who had become part of Schmeitzner's expanding European network from Paris, Turin, St. Petersburg, and London.The exact number of copies printed is uncertain. When Schmeitzner finally sold his stock of Nietzsche's books in 1886, he listed 967 remainders of the French translation. It is unlikely—but not impossible—that only 33 copies would have been sold, especially considering that this number would necessarily include the distribution copies for the translator, the author, and reviewers. On the other hand, it is highly unlikely that the French version would have sold more than the 232 copies of the original German version which had been purchased by that time. In all likelihood, Schmeitzner printed either 1,000 or 1,100 copies of this edition.The next day, Nietzsche wrote to Marie Baumgartner congratulating her on her skill as a translator and adding: "We all think that Schmeitzner was very clever. The steamship of the translation may well overtake the cumbersome freighter of the original." Next, he congratulated Schmeitzner, saying: "Let us hope that Europe will be kinder than Germany." Europe was not. (Schaberg, The Nietzsche Canon, pp. 51-53)CONDITION: An uncut & unopened copies in original wrappers. Near fine with Naumann stamp to front, housed in custom clamshell box. Minor if any edgewear. Very good to near fine. Photos Available upon Request; CONDITION: An uncut & unopened copies in original wrappers. Near fin [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Harper & Brothers New York, NY 1877. First Edition Hardcover Handsome hardbound book in very good to near fine condition. Covers in rich green cloth with bright gilt and black filled highly ornate blindstamped design on front cover and spine. Beveled edges. Coated end papers. All edges are bright gilt. The contents are clean and in good condition except for foxing on title page, frontispiece and tissue guard and wherever there are tissue guards. A slight hint of corner wear. Former owner name on title page in old ink. Book is solidly bound, however the rear end paper has split. Profusely illustrated, most in-text. 237 pages, 2 pages of advertising. Any faults diminished in comparison to the beauty of the book cover and the quality condition of the paper. Protected in see-through, removable acetate jacket. The book has been well cared for. The only faults are a result of the foxing to the end papers with offsetting. This book has very bright gilt The fomer owner name is Scott Henry Perky. There is a Perky by that name who was the only surviving son of Henry Perky, inventor, lawyer, Nebraska Congressman, businessperson and who invented shredded wheat. ; 8vo; 237 pages

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        The Russian Official Map of Central Asia

      London: W. H. Allen & Co., , 1877. Compiled in Accordance with the Discoveries and Surveys of Russian Staff Officers up to the Close of the Year 1877. Two-colour printed map on two sheets, each 758 × 535 mm, dissected into 16 panels and mounted on linen, folding into original green cloth-covered boards (234 × 140 mm), titled in gilt on the front boards, blind panelling to both. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Boards lightly mottled and with some skilful repairs at the edges, elastic retaining band renewed, minor worming at the foot of sheet 1, some professional reinforcement to the folds on the linen backing, but overall very good. First and only edition of this uncommon 1:6,400,000 scale map - just 3 copies on OCLC, Cambridge, and universities of Washington and Chicago - produced as Russia began its concerted expansion into the Central Asian khanates, considerably upping the stakes in the Great Game. A reduced version of the map was included in Demetrius Boulger's England and Russia in Central Asia published in 1879. The map covers the area from the Caspian in the West to Lop Nur in the East, taking in the Mustagh Pass to the South and extending North as far as Orenburg and Semipalatinsk, now Semey, Kazakhstan, encompassing the territories of present day Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, a large part of Kazakhstan, and areas of Mongolia, China and Russia.

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        1877 Wisden : Rebound with Front Cover,

      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.

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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.

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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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