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        Album - Collection of Herbarium Specimens - "Ferns and Flowers" - Sister of John Turnball Thomson , Surveyor-General of New Zealand

      New Zealand, 1877. New Zealand, South Africa, Hawaii, United Kingdom, 1877-1880. Herbarium of over 120 preserved botanical specimens, neatly displayed in a purpose made botanical drying album, many with manuscript captions, some dated. Compiled by Margaret Thomson, sister of important New Zealand Surveyor-General John Turnbull Thomson. Qto. 41 pages. Green cloth boards elaborately tooled with botanical motif, titled in gilt to front. Volume measures approximately 26 x 31 cm, rebacked and reinforced at hinge, otherwise in very good condition. Specimens are in excellent condition. Featuring sugar cane from Hawaii, colourful seaweed, buttercups and primroses from Bamburgh (Bamborough), flowers and ferns of Scotland, heath from Table Mountain in South Africa, and a wide variety of flora from New Zealand mainly gathered around Wellington, including the poisonous tutu plant and some spectuacular kidney ferns, this is a most unique collection. The botanical collector is identified only as Maggie, sister to Patricia C. Thomson, by her manuscript dedication. Maggie [Thomson] is also sister to John Turnbull Thomson (1821-1884), Surveyor-General of New Zealand, who was instrumental leader in the development of New Zealand's infrastructure, and also a founder of the Otago and Southland Institutes of New Zealand, to which he contributed numerous papers on scientific subjects including ethnological studies. The volume includes at least two examples of plants from the Lennel House, his home in Invercargill. Of Scottish lineage and born in Glororum in Northumberland, he emigrated to New Zealand in early 1856, married Jane Williamson at Kaikorai Bank on 7 October 1858, and worked as Chief Surveyor of the Otago Province until 1873. From 1876 until 1879 he was Surveyor-General of New Zealand. Following his retirement, the couple and their eight daughters moved to Invercargill in 1880, where another daughter was born. From 1882 they lived in a house they named "Lennel", which was designed by Thomson and is still preserved under covenant by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. Thomson died there on 16 October 1884. Maggie, Margaret Thomson (1820-1900), was born in Warenford, Northumberland one year after her brother John Turnbull Thomson. She married George Scott, Esq. (1801-1880) of Ayar Rajah Estate in Penang, an engineer who arrived in Penang in 1838. Her substantial herbarium represents four nations and preserves over 120 tangible plant specimens. The origins of the specimens and inscribed dates, comprising examples from Maggie's homeland in Northumberland, some from nearby regions in Scotland, a scant few samples from Cape Town, and finally a substantial collection from New Zealand, reveal that she had made a voyage to England and Scotland to visit family, compiling her album on her return to New Zealand. The recipient of the volume is her sister Patricia Thomson, who married John Clay, Esq. (1824-1904) in 1850 at Eyemouth, in Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. Clay was a Scottish farmer of Kerchesters, Winfield and Wedderlie, Roxburgh, and Berwick. He was appointed as one of the Commissioners for Scotland on the Royal Commission on Agriculture in 1879, and again in 1893. (Their son John Clay went to America to manage the financial affairs of Scottish investors in Western cattle ranches.) Specimens collected from Honolulu in November 1877 include sugar cane leaves, a coral leaf, peppercorns (chili peppers), flowers and some hearty low-growing greenery. [There is very little left to show from the glorious days of sugar cane on the Big Island; only a few small stands of the once coveted and strictly controlled commodity remain dispersed thereabouts today.] Samples are taken at Alwich Castle, Bamburgh, and elsewhere in Northumberland in April 1878. In May following, Jedburgh Abbey, the Scottish Borders, and Roxburghshire make for plentiful gathering grounds. A large sample of heather is collected from the Lammersmoor Hills in Scotland. Ferns, hyacinthe and forget-me-nots are collected at Sybill's Well in Flodden Hill in Scotland. A single rose harvested from the Field of Waterloo in Belgium dated 19 June 1878, where Napoleon had been defeated, and one sample of Edelweiss flower from Switzerland, suggest an overland journey to the Mediterranean Sea. From there a passage through the Suez Canal and the Red Sea would lead to a cruise along the East African coast to Cape Town where shimmering silver leaves and heath are added to the growing collection. Approximately half of the specimens are from New Zealand and collected from 1878 to 1880. A few of these are from the Lennel house, the private residence designed by the collector's husband John Turnbull Thomson. Several are from the environs around Wellington, with kidney ferns, maiden hair ferns, and the like from Wilton's Bush and Lyall Bay. Other locations include Tapanui in Otago, Mahurangi park near Auckland, Whangarei, and the grounds of the historic homestead "Westoe" [the home of politician William Fox built in 1874 near Marton, Rangitikei] A few samples are captioned in a different hand, mounted to white paper and pasted within the volume. The collector offers more scientific classification data, one such is a Sea Spleenwort (Asplenium marinum) harvested at the seashore cliffs of Muchalls, Kincardineshire, Scotland in 1873. . Very Good.

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        Letters from California: Its Mountains, Valleys, Plains, Lakes, Rivers, Climate and Productions Also its Railroads, Cities, Towns and People as Seen in 1876

      8vo. Springfield: Illinois State Journal Co., 1877. 8vo, original brown cloth, front cover elaborately lettered and decorated in gilt & black, rear cover decorated in blind. [iv], viii, 171 pp. Shelf-rubbed, but an unusually bright and very good copy of a very uncommon book. First Edition. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Hon. J. M. Scott / from his friend / The Author." John M. Scott was a Supreme Court Justice in Illinois; and laid into this copy is an editorial from a Bloomington newspaper supporting his re-election to that office. The Thomas Wayne Norris copy, with his bookplate. Newspaper editor Phillips travelled to California with his tubercular son in search of a healthier climate. As the youth's condition slowly worsened, his father travelled about the State and sent 21 letters back home describing his experiences and impressions. Phillips must have been one of the rare visitors to California who did not visit Yosemite or Mount Shasta, as he generally stayed close to his dying son in San Diego. As a result, this book describes the landscape and people of Southern California in considerable detail. The author has much to say on political and financial chicanery. He also reports that, "I have seen more fleshy ladies in California in proportion to numbers, than I ever saw anywhere ." Cowan [II], p. 484. Howes P-311. Norris Catalogue 3042. Rocq 17093.

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        Pierre Latour du Moulin créateur de l'industrie du touage à vapeur. Sa vie, ses oeuvres scientifiques, politiques et littéraires.

      Librairie Hachette et Cie 1877 - Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1877. In-8, (4pp.), 413pp., (2pp.). Plein maroquin bleu de l'époque, dos à nerfs, plats réglés, dentelles dorées d'encadrement sur les contreplats, tranches dorées (reliure signée P. Luicron ?). 1 portrait photographique de Pierre Latour du Moulin (Photoglyptie Lermercier & Cie à Paris) en frontispice, et 7 planches gravées en hors texte. Armes sur le 1er plat : couronne comtale et initiales A. C. Quelques frottements sur un plat, coiffes et coins ; des manques de papier sur les gardes, rousseurs éparses parfois plus prononcées. Edition originale très rare dans une luxueuse reliure. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rometti Vincent]
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        5 offprints Charles Sedgwick Minot One inscribed

      Cambridge, Printed at the Riverside Press. PAMPHLET. Group of 5 rare offprints by Charles Sedgwick Minot. First separate editions. Included are: The Sledge Microtome (1877) reprinted from The American Naturalist, April, 1877 Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Fold marks, chipping to edges; The Concrescence Theory of the Vertebrate Embryo from The American Naturalist July, 1890; The Concrescence Theory of the Vertebrate Embryo, from the American Naturalist, August, 1890; Ueber die Vererbung und Verjungung, Leipzig, Eduard Besold, 1895, ring-stain front cover; The Number Habit from the Proceedings of the American Society for Physchical Research Vol. 1 Part II, June, 1886 (front cover perished, back cover torn and badly chipped. First separate editions. Offprints. Good to very good condition. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good. 1877.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        [Photo Album]: Bowdoin '77 - An Album of Portrait Photographs of the 1877 Senior Class of Bowdoin College

      (Brunswick, Maine). (1877). Quarto album. Bound in full beveled leather over boards with a metal clasp, with "Bowdoin '77" stamped in gold on the front board, gilt turn-ins, white silk moire endleaves, all edges gilt. An album manufactured by A.J. Holman & Co. (Philadelphia) with a color lithographic title page, and bookseller's ticket: "Bailey & Noyes" (Portland, Maine). The leather binding is rubbed and scuffed at the edges, both hinges are detached, else overall very good, all 61 carbon prints are near fine. The album contains 61 carbon print portrait photographs of Bowdoin graduates laid into oval sleeves on both sides of 35 cardboard leaves of. Well over half of the photographs are Signed in ink on facing paper guards, most notably Bowdoin President and Civil War General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the hero of the Battle of Gettsyburg and 32nd Governor of Maine, and Arctic explorer Robert Edwin Peary. Also included are: a printed broadsheet: "Class of '77, Bowdon. Members List, June 1, 1884" laid down on the front free endpaper; a laid-in a printed invitation: "The Senior Class of Bowdoin College, Class Day Exercises (Tuesday, July 10, 1877); and a two-page printed memorial for one of the graduates: "Edward Clarence Metcalf" (1880). A detailed list of graduate portraits and signatures is available on request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        La Belle-Enfant ou l'Amour a Quarante Ans

      (Dufy, Raoul, 1877-1953) Montfort, Eugene. La Belle-Enfant ou l'Amour a Quarante Ans.. Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1930 . #163 of 340 copies (Entire edition 390 copies: 60 with suites; 35 on Japan supernacre; 244 as this copy; 50 hors commerce.) Loose as issued. Page size 13.2 x 10.2 inches; overall size 14 x 11 x 2.5 inches Illustrated with 110 original etchings by Raoul Dufy, 94 of which are 1/2 or full page plates, 41 hors-texte, loose in pictorial wrapper folder. Fine copy, Brown buckram folding box. Garvey notes in The Artist & The Book" #93 "In search of accuracy of detail for La Belle-Enfant, one of the most celebrated of Dufy's illustrated books, he made preliminary studies in Marseilles, the locale of the novel.? Vollard recounts the determination of Dufy to get exactly the right images he wanted, ?His conscientiousness was extraordinary. After several journeys to Marseilles a Marseilles that is beginning to disappear, which adds still more to the interest of these illustrations just as he was about to engrave one of the last plates, representing Alinees salon, the artists felt doubtful...He decided to go to Marseilles...again.? (257-8) References: Chapon p. 281; Kornfeld 152/62; Skira 107; Rauch 47; "From Manet to Hockney"85; Strachan,W.J. The Artists and the Book in France. Vollard, Ambroise. Recollections of Picture Dealer (1936); The arts of the French book 1900-1965 (1967): #15 (Inventory #: 1204)

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        Signed Photograph of Ulysses S. Grant.

      1877 - Large signed photograph of Ulysses S. Grant. Boldly signed below the image. The entire piece measures 14.5 by 17 inches. Handsomely matted and framed. Rare in such a large format. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Contes, récits et scènes en vers

      Paris, Librairie des bibliophiles, Paris, 1877. In - 8 (19 x 13 cm) reliure demi - basane brune, dos à nerfs à pièce de titre rouge, doré sur tête, couvertures conservées, 283 p., 6 eaux - fortes non signées. Chansonnier (1820 - 1893). Le très sérieux New York Times (entre autres), dans un article publié quelques jours après sa mort, signala sa disparition en des termes fort élogieux... et ce, à un moment où on avait déjà cessé de compter le nombre de volumes publiés sous son nom : romans, pièces de théâtre, opérettes de salon, récits de voyage et même poèmes que, souvent, il mettait lui - même en musique. Les thèmes traités par Gustave Nadaud furent divers et contribuent, encore aujourd'hui, à refléter l'histoire, la politique, la vie quotidienne de son époque. Georges Brassens, qui a enregistré son "Roi boiteux" et son "Carcassonne" (Je me fais vieux, j'ai soixante ans, J'ai travaillé toute ma vie...) s'en est souvent inspiré. Français relié D'OccasionTrèsBonétat

      [Bookseller: Livres Anciens Lucas Philippe]
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        Aus dem Schwabenland. Malerische Ansichten in Landschaft und Architectur. Original-Zeichnungen von Robert Stieler. Text von Eduard Paulus. In feinstem Tondruck ausgeführt.

      Stuttgart, Paul Neff (1877).. Fol. 32 Bll. mit 31 farblithographische Tafeln, Holzstich-Titelseite. Goldgepr. Original-Leineneinband mit Ganzgoldschnitt. (Einband etw. berieben, Gelenk leicht locker, Vorsätze etw. fleckig, nur wenige Lithos mit kleinen Flecken ausserhalb der Ansicht). Auflage:0. Komplettes Exemplar mit folgenden Ansichten: Stuttgart (k. Anlagen), Hohenneuffen, Marktplatz zu Heilbronn, Blick auf den Bussen, Ruine Reissenstein a.d.Alb, Tübingen, Rechtenstein, Wasserfall bei Urach, Aus Reutlingen, Rusenschloss bei Blaubeuren, Hohenzollern, Aus Lauffen a.N., Schloss Werrenwag im Donautal, Rechberg, Hohenstaufen, Aus dem Lauterthal, Aus Ulm, Lichtenstein, Linde bei Lorch, Marbach, Hohentwiel, Bebenhausen, Kloster Hirsau, Kloster Maulbronn, Waldburg, Hall, Friedrichshafen,Esslingen,Schloss Monrepos, Blick auf Ravensburg, Blick auf Stuttgart.

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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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        Les cariatides (1839-1842) ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1877. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1877, 9,5x16,5cm, relié. - New edition. Bound in half shagreen burgundy corners, back on four bands set with ornate golden dotted with golden double boxes decorated with floral golden boards marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, gilded head. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author to his close friend Edmond de Goncourt. Illustrated book with a portrait of the author as a frontispiece. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Reliure en demi chagrin bordeaux à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs floraux dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Théodore de Banville à son proche ami Edmond de Goncourt. Ouvrage illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur en frontispice.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Viaje a Los Estados Unidos [Travel to the United States]

      Imprenta Del Comercio, Mexico ; (1877-78) - In three volumes, Vol. I; 625, (2)pp index, Vol. II; 593, (5)pp index, and Vol. III; 532., (3)pp. index,(1)pp.list of plates within all three volumes. first and third volumes bound in green embossed leather, volume two bound in 1/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards, spines lettered in gilt. While these are not uniformly bound, they are however in very good condition without foxing and nicely illustrated. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 5. XI. 1877.. 1 S. 8vo.. "ich bezweifle daß es möglich sein wird, eine beschlußfähige Zahl von Mitgliedern der V Abtheilung im gegenwärtigen Augenblick zu versammeln. Da, so weit ich weiß auch die Justitz Commission keine Sitzungen hat so meine ich daß die Wahl eines neuen Mitglieds wohl ausgesetzt werden könnte [ ]". - Moltke war bis 1888 Chef des Generalstabes und wurde am Ende seines Lebens zum Verfechter einer Politik der kriegsvermeidenden Abschreckung. Moltke war ein bedeutender Militärschriftsteller und Briefschreiber.

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      Paris: Charpentier, 1877. Fine. Charpentier, Paris 1877, 11x18cm, relié. - Edition on current paper, it has been printed in Holland paper 75 leading copies. Bound in half morocco shagreen chocolate back slightly past five nerves decorated with double coffered gold enriched their centers golden figure Sarcey, boards marbled paper with a few minor scuffs, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, rubbed cuts , contemporary binding. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author to his friend Sarcey. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 75 Hollande en grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin maroquiné chocolat, dos légèrement passé à cinq nerfs orné de doubles caissons dorés enrichis en leurs centres du chiffre doré de Francisque Sarcey, plats de papier marbré comportant quelques épidermures sans gravité, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coupes frottées, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Alphonse Daudet à son ami Francisque Sarcey.

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        True Story, A

      Boston, MA: James R. Osgood and Company. Very Good. 1877. First Edition; First State. Hardcover. First edition, first state with green boards and gold and black embossed design and title on front and spine. Blind embossed on back . Includes the JR Osgood & Co. Device on front board. BAL3373. Clean copy with light wear to corners and slight slant to book. Ads on both paste-downs and endpapers plus 4 pages of ads at back. Light foxing to pages; all four illustrations present. Becoming difficult to find, the last recorded auction record was 1989. ; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 92 pp .

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        Contes, récits et scènes en vers

      - Paris, Librairie des bibliophiles, Paris, 1877. In-8 (19 x 13 cm) reliure demi-basane brune, dos à nerfs à pièce de titre rouge, doré sur tête, couvertures conservées, 283 p., 6 eaux-fortes non signées. Chansonnier (1820 - 1893). Le très sérieux New York Times (entre autres), dans un article publié quelques jours après sa mort, signala sa disparition en des termes fort élogieux. et ce, à un moment où on avait déjà cessé de compter le nombre de volumes publiés sous son nom : romans, pièces de théâtre, opérettes de salon, récits de voyage et même poèmes que, souvent, il mettait lui-même en musique. Les thèmes traités par Gustave Nadaud furent divers et contribuent, encore aujourd'hui, à refléter l'histoire, la politique, la vie quotidienne de son époque. Georges Brassens, qui a enregistré son "Roi boiteux" et son "Carcassonne" (Je me fais vieux, j'ai soixante ans, J'ai travaillé toute ma vie.) s'en est souvent inspiré.

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        Meddelanden från svenska Riks-archivet [Reports from the Swedish National Archives]. I-XXV. 1875-1901. + Meddelanden från svenska Riksarkivet. Ny följd. Ser. 1, I-VII. + Meddelanden från svenska Riksarkivet för åren 1926-86.

      1877 - Stockholm, 1877-1901. (6),72 + 95 + (4),80 + 84,(1) + (4),130 + 131-96 + (2),102,(1) + (2),103-218,(4) + (2),219-94 + IV,(2),70 + 71-144 + 145-254,(2 blanks) + 255-345,(1 blank) + 347-422 + 423-83 + IV,77,(3 blanks) + 79-154 + 155-256,(1,1 blank) + 257-333,(1),I-II + 335-94 pp. & 1 errata leaf + (2),395-474 + (4),88 pp. & 1 errata leaf + 89-184 pp. & 1 errata leaf + 185-268 + 271-357 pp. + Stockholm, 1902-27. V,(1 blank,2),38 + 39-92,(2 blanks) + 93-178 + 179-244 + 245-319,(1 blank) + 321-99 + V,(1 blank),83,(1 blank) + 85-210,(2 blanks) + 211-356 + 357-467 + V,(1 blank),150,(2 blanks) pp. & 2 folded maps + 151-354 + 355-466 + (2),II,144 + 145-242 + 243-367 pp. & 5 plates + (2),II,(2),161,(1 blank) pp. & 6 plates + 163-388 + (2),389-599 + (2),II,(2),186 + (2),187-323,(1 blank) + (2),325-442 + IV,(2),132,(2 blanks) + (2),133-274 + (2),275-331,(1 blank) + 133-492 pp. + Stockholm, 1928-88. (8),164 + (4),263 pp. & 1 errata leaf + (4),159 pp. & 1 folded table + (10),178 + (4),221,(3 blanks) + (4),157 + (5,3 blanks,4),129,(1) + (4),151,(2) + (4),139,(1) + (4),139,(1) + (8),143,(1) + (4),152,(2) + (4),180,(1) + (8),158,(4) + (4),81,(10,1 blank,3) + (4),66,(1) + (4),48,(1) + (4),91,(1) + (4),64,(1) + (4),94,(1) + (4),166,(1) + (4),102,(2) + (4),157,(1 blank,4) + (4),222,(6) + (4),103,(1 blank,2) + (4),95 + (4),91,(1) + (4),113 + (4),187 + (2),116 + (4),60,1-67,(1 blank),1-68,203-326 + (4),73,(3 blanks),1-71,(1 blank),1-80,1-84,1-94,(2 blanks),1-122,(1) + 86,(2 blanks) + 141,(3 blanks) + 118,(2 blanks) + 142,(2 blanks) + 134,(2 blanks) + 219,(5 blanks) pp.16 volumes in reddish-brown half morocco with raised bands and faintly sprinkled edges, the last two volumes with a somewhat divergent colour. Spines somewhat faded and with some rubbing, mainly to the outer joints. From volume 1939 in publisher's wrappers, somewhat worn and slightly soiled. Bookplate in the hardbacked and signature in one of the unbound volumes.Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 2334. Editors of the first series were, in the following order: R. M. Bowallius, C. G. Malmström and C. T. Odhner. E. Hildebrand and S. Clason started the new series. Towards the end Kari Tarkiainen was editor, among others. Apart from the annual reports from the National Archives the work also contains many important essays on archival history, lists and surveys of archives etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed in full to the publicist Theodor Winkler (pseud. Theodor Hell)

      - WBV 169. Unpublished in English translation, the German original published several times, most recently in Richard Wagner: Sämtliche Briefe I, no. 149, pp. 481-86. First publication in Das Museum, a supplement to Neue Frankfurter Presse, September 4, 1877. Kinsky, Manuskripte, Briefe, Dokumente von Scarlatti bis Stravinsky: Katalog der Musikautographensammlung Louis Koch (Stuttgart: Krais, 1953), pp. 250-51 (with facsimile of first page).Theodor Winkler (1775-1856), better known under his pseudonym Theodor Hell, was the editor-in-chief of the daily Dresdner Abend-Zeitung, for which Wagner worked as a Paris correspondent. Enclosed with the present letter was Wagner's third "Pariser Bericht," dated May 5, 1841. Winkler was active in many fields; trained as a lawyer, he achieved fame as a poet, editor, arts administrator, and stage director.Wagner's biography of Beethoven did not, in fact, materialize. After Arnold declined, the publishers Brockhaus and Cotta did the same. Rienzi, however, finally premiered at the Dresden court opera on October 20, 1842.A notable example of Wagner's fine calligraphic hand from his early years, still using German Kurrent script. 2 pages of a bifolium; second leaf blank. Small folio (208 x 270 mm). Dated Paris, May 7, 1841. In brown ink on stationery with the composer's monogrammatic blindstamp to upper left corner. In German (with translation).A long, densely-written, letter regarding Wagner's proposed biography of Beethoven and mentioning his opera Rienzi.Wagner, who was trying to eke out a living in Paris at the time, attempts to interest Winkler in his two-volume monograph on Beethoven based on the research of Wagner's friend Gottfried Engelbert Anders (1795-1866), a German-born librarian in Paris. Wagner declares his intention to supersede Anton Schindler's biography of Beethoven, published in the previous year, which he considers inadequate. He asks Winkler to recommend him to the publisher Christoph Arnold (1763-1847) and names his (and Anders's) requested fees, to be paid in part as advances: "Herr Anders found [Schindler's] book to be very poor compared to his own collection of communications [on Beethoven] . also, every thoughtful and sensitive reader has expressed his opinion on [Schindler's book] that it falls short of meeting the demands of a true biography as it had been expected. Herr Anders was prompted to realize his long-cherished dream. As his position. leaves him hardly any time and he also confesses that an easy, fluent realization will not come to him, he has offered to leave me all his rich material and to discuss everything with me but to have the book itself written by me. Avoiding any fussy, pedantic, scholarly philistinism of citation, our book shall be more like a great novel on an artist than like a dry enumeration of chronologically ordered dates and anecdotes."In the final paragraph, Wagner expresses his frustration about the long silence of the Dresden court opera regarding a possible production of his opera Rienzi:"I have to confess to you that my opera [Rienzi] still means more to me than anything else. I am almost dying of my unruly lack of patience concerning the decision of the general direction. A negative decision.will cost me half a year, during which I could have entered negotiations with a different theater."From the noted autograph collection of Louis Koch.Slightly creased; small professional repairs to edges; professionally guarded at inner edge of final leaf.

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        Street Life in London

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London 1877 - (10 5/8 x 8 inches). [4], 100pp. 37 woodburytypes on 36 leaves, each with printed caption and red ruled border. Publisher's pictorial green cloth, decoratively stamped in gilt, red and black, gilt edges (expert repair to the joints). Housed in a modern green morocco-backed cloth box. "The first photographic social documentation of any kind" (Gernsheim). Thomson's photographs in Street Life in London and the commentary upon the images by Thomson and Adolphe Smith, depict a London in which life is a harsh and continuous struggle. The characters on view here are familiar to us more from Dickens' novels or from an idea of the Whitechapel of Jack the Ripper than from any nostalgic image of a strait-laced or patrician Victorianism. Thomson and Smith are, however, sympathetic to the objects of their study and seem intent on cataloguing the variety of types to be found rather than attempting any Barnum-like freakshow. As Thomson himself writes: "The precision and accuracy of photography enables us to present true types of the London poor and shield us from the accusation of either underrating or exaggerating individual peculiarities of appearance." "Street Life in London is a pioneering work of social documentation in photographs and words . one of the most significant and far-reaching photobooks in the medium's history" (Parr & Badger). Hasselblad 42; Gernsheim, p. 447; Truthful Lens 169; Parr & Badger I:p.48. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Tiyo Soga: A Page of South African Mission Work

      Edinburgh, London, Glasgow, Grahamstown, Cape Colony: Andrew Eliot, Hodder & Stoughton, David Bryce & Son, James Kay. 1877. First. First edition. Thick octavo. 488pp. Albumen photographic frontispiece portrait of Tiyo Soga. Brown cloth decorated in black and stamped in gilt. Attractive and small contemporary gift inscription on the half-title, binding a little cocked, modest wear on the boards, slight foxing on first few pages, but overall a nice, very good or better copy. Biography of Tiyo Soga, who died in 1871, and was the first black South African to be ordained. He studied in Scotland and later worked translating the Bible and John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress into Khosa. Uncommon. .

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        WINE AND WINE COUNTRIES A Record and Manual for Wine Merchants and Wine Consumers

      London Whittaker & Co 1877 - Second (new) edition. 8vo. Original green cloth with gilt titles on the spine and decoration and lettering stamped in black to the upper cover. A bright, attractive copy. Small paper repair to corner of the frontis mount (image not affected) and there are occasional brown spots to the extremities. A handsome copy of this interesting work. Photographic frontis portrait of the author; pictorial title page with drawings of Chateau Lafitte [sic.] and Chateau Margaux; nineteen black and white plates, including maps. A folding facsimile contract between Lord Nelson and Woodhouse & Co. placing an order for "five hundred pipes of the best Marsala Wine to be delivered .without loss of time." Includes chapters on Port, Sherry, Madeira and Champagne, as well as the wines of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece and Australia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The American Senator. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.

      Chapman and Hall. Chapman and Hall. 1877 Half titles. Orig. red-brown cloth, front boards blocked in black, spines blocked in black and lettered & ruled in gilt; one tiny hole in spine vol. II, v. sl. dulled, but overall good-plus.Trollope Society Catalogue 53; Sadleir 46: In one of his three secondary bindings. First published in

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        Konvolut aus 9 Briefen und 2 Postkarten.

      . Roessler, Arthur, Kunstkritiker und Kunstschriftsteller (1877-1955). 9 Briefe (davon 6 eigenh.) und 2 eigenh. Postkarten, allesamt mit Unterschrift. Eine Postkarte aus Hildesheim, die andere o. O. - Briefe: Wien. Ein Brief undatiert, die anderen 23. XII. 1934 - 3. IV.1942. 4° (28x22 cm), zus. 9 Seiten. Bis auf den undatierten Brief allesamt mit persönlichem, gedrucktem Briefkopf; alle gerichtet an den Medizinalrat Leopold Serzner in Wien. 1. (Undatierter Brief:) "nach dem der wiener Buchhandel heuer hinsichtlich des "Absatzes" von anderen als Kitsch-Büchern total versagt bin ich, ein durch die Währungsreform verahmter Mann, leider gezwungen mir mein tägliches Brot neuerlich durch die Abfassung von Journalartikeln zu erschreiben [...]" - Weiter Klage über seinen körperlichen Zustand und Kommentar zu einem Buch, welches Roessler Serzner geschenkt und dem Brief wohl beigelegen hat. - 2. (23. XII. 1902:) Brief zu einem Aquarellbild von Johannes Hepperger, welches Roessler Serzner zu Weihnachten geschenkt hat, auf das nicht näher eingegangen wird. - 3. (28. V. 1935:) Brief mit der Bitte um Verschreibung einer Arznei:"Ad Salbe erlaube ich mir die Frage, ob es nicht auch eine weisse gibt, denn die letzthin verordnete, die wie Kinderscheisse aussieht, ...)" - 4. (21. II. 1936:) Nachfrage wegen einer Kurbewilligung für Ehefrau Ida Roessler. - 5. (1. IV. 1939:) Beschwerden über Ohrschmerzen, welche seiner Meinung nach nicht akkurat behandelt werden. - 6. (1. II. 1940:) Bitte um Unterzeichnung damals beiliegender Krankenscheine und um Verordnung von Milch und Butter für ihn und seine Frau. Unterzeichnet mit "A. Roessler, dzt. Aschenputtel und Chefkoch-Anwärter" 7. (11. III. 1943:) "[...] ich lasse nicht deshalb nichts von mir hören und sehen, weil's mir "so" gut geht, sondern deshalb nicht, weil ich intensiv damit beschäftigt bin, mich zu liquidieren. Aber das interessiert Sie kaum, was ich durchaus begreiflich finde, habe ich doch selbst nur ein sehr herabgemindertes Interesse an mir, dieser schäbige Rest, veranlasst mich jedoch Sie zu bitten, neuerdings um Lebensmittelzubussen für mich anzusuchen [...]" - 8. (28. IV. 1943:) Mockierung über die Identifikation mit einer Person namens Haberditzl, erneute Bitte um Lebensmittelzuschüsse. - 9. (XII. 1943:) Frage, ob das Ehepaar Roessler beim Ehepaar Sezner Weihnachten verbringen kann, mit Zitat von Wilhelm von Humboldt: So lange man lebt, muß man das Leben erhalten, sich ihm nicht entfremden, sondern darein eingreifen, wie es die Kräfte u. die Gelegenheit erlauben." - (Postkarte 16. III. 1942:) Hochgeschätzer! Bin ich vergessen? - Noch immer muß ich Eiszapfen melken! Meine Innereien sind darüber ungehalten. - Hilf! Nothelfer! [...]" - (Postkarte 3. IV. 1942:) Wunsch für eine reichhaltige Osterjause. - Arthur Roessler war Kunstschriftsteller, Publizist, Galeriedirektor (Galerie Miethke) und Vizepräsident der Wiener Werkstätten und des Österreichischen Werkbundes. Er gilt als Entdecker und Förderer Egon Schieles.. Einmalige Unterstreichung in Buntstift. Auf der Versorseite eines Briefes Bleistiftnotizen. Ein anderer Brief mit spärlichen Tintennotizen. Sonst sehr guter Zustand.

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        Cartas bibliographicas por F.T.

      Coimbra, Imprensa Academica, 1876-1877. - 61 pp, (1 l.), 2 plates; 99 pp., 3 plates (2 folding). 2 parts. 4°, original gray (part 1) and purple (part 2) printed wrappers (some fading and slight foxing; very slight fraying at edges). Uncut. In very good to fine condition. Numbers 25 (part 1) and 30 (part 2) of 100 copies, none of which were for sale. Inscribed on the half-title of part 1: "Ao Ilm.º Exm.º Snr. // Henrique da Gama Barros // Off. // Annibal Fernandes Thomaz, Louzan [?] 15-2 // 18/77." Also inscribed on the half-title of part 2: "Ao Ilm.º Exm.º Snr. // Counselhr.º [?] Henrique da Gama Barros // Off. o // A.". 2 parts. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION. These bibliographical essays constitute the first book by Annibal Fernandes Thomaz [or Aníbal Fernandes Tomás, 1849-1911]. Writer, government official, and distinguished bibliophile, he was also a collector of ex-libris, super-libris, rare books, and prints. Fernandes Thomaz was born in Figueira-da-Foz and served as a postal inspector in Lisbon, as well as in other government posts. Concurrently he formed an outstanding library of books and prints and published prolifically on bibliographical and historical topics. His writings include works on Camões, Portuguese bookplates, Portuguese super-libris, Portuguese engravers, and engraved and lithographic portraits. His library was sold at auction in 1912; the catalogue is one of the most important for Portuguese books. @Provenance: Henrique de Gama Barros (1833-1925), historian and parliamentary deputy, peer of the realm (from 1906), member the Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa, and of the royal counsel, civil governor of the district of Lisbon, president of the Tribunal de Contas, received a bachelor's degree from the law faculty of Coimbra University in 1854. He was the author of, among other works, the @História da administração publica em Portugal nos séculos XII a XV, published in 4 volumes, 1885-1922.---- Innocêncio XX, 159. Welsh 56. See @Grande enciclopédia XI, 117. On Henrique de Gama Barros, see @Grande enciclopedia XII, 117; Innocêncio X, 10; @Aditamentos, p. 179-80; and @Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, II, 168. NUC: DLC-P4. OCLC: 560116875 (Part 1: British Library); 560117374 (Part 2: British Library); 36128829 (Harvard University-Houghton Library, University of Chicago Library, Newberry Library, Getty Research Institute, National Library of Australia); 733868066 (Part 2: Biblioteca Nacional de España). Porbase locates Part 2 only [!?]: five copies in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac locates a single set, at British Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Schmeitzner, Chemnitz 1877 - VIII, 142, [2] pp. Druckfehler on [1]. Original black cloth with title blindstamped on front board. PROVENANCE: Small private name in ink on title, Verlag Otto Weber, Leipzig, stamp on title. The latter evidently having sold the book under commission. Some minor underlinings in blue pencil. Ree wrote the book at the same time, that his friend Friedrich Nietzsche was working on Menschliches, Allzumenschliches in the winter of 1876. Both then stayed in Sorrento (Italy), with some others (Malwina von Meisenburg and others) showing up occasionally. Nietzsche was quite pleased with the book. The two got into a lifelong brouille after their conflict concerning Lou Salome, who turned down Nietzsche's proposal to marry and stayed with Rée. She later left him for Rilke. Rée turned physician. He died in 1901 in Ober Engadin under suspect circumstances, falling from a rock in bad weather. Driving by car from Pontresina to Sankt Moritz a conmemoration plaquette shows on that rock. In his later years Rée had a bad opinion about the book, however it is still offered in the Verlagsbericht that goes with the 1st edition of Nietzsche's Wanderer und sein Schatten in 1880. He purchased the remaining stock from the publisher and had it pulped. Consequently remaining copies are scarce, publisher bindings as hen's teeth. Never reprinted. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Kussmaul").

      Wohl Straßburg, 26. XII. 1877. - 1 S. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten mit Dank "für Deine schöne Erinnerung an unseren lieben Breisgau" und mit "besten Glückwünschen zum neuen Jahr". - Adolf Kußmaul promovierte in Würzburg über "Untersuchungen über den Einfluß, welchen die Blutströmung auf die Bewegungen der Iris und andere Teile des Kopfes ausübt", habilitierte sich kurz darauf in Heidelberg und wurde Professor der Inneren Medizin in Erlangen, Freiburg i. B. und schließlich in Straßburg. Die 1874 von ihm beobachtete "große Atmung" bei Diabetes wurde später nach ihm "Kußmaulsche Atmung" genannt. Als vielseitiger Wissenschaftler befaßte er sich mit verschiedenen Teilbereichen der Medizin und war darüber hinaus literarisch tätig (u. a. "Jugenderinnerungen eines alten Arztes", 1899). Mit Ludwig Eichrodt gemeinsam "schrieb er satirische Gedichte um den schwäbischen Schulmeister Gottlieb Biedermaier, die als 'Buch Biedermaier' in Gedichte in allerlei Humoren (1853) erschienen und den späteren Epochenbegriff 'Biedermeier' schufen" (DBE). - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

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        Across Africa

      Daldy Isbiter, United Kingdom 1877 - 2 volumes 389 & 366 pp. . ill. Large pull out map in rear pocket of volume 1. From Zanzibar on the east Coast of Africa to Benguela on the west and across Lake Tanganyika. Classic work on African exploration. Cameron was barely thirty years old when he accomplished this feat. Mention throughout of the game animals sighted. A very pretty, near fine set of this work in original gilt cloth with large gilt map of Africa and deco on cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Sammelband of Four Pamphlets concerning San Francisco's Pavements]: Report of the Special Committee on Pavements of the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco [with] Certificates of Merit showing the Superior Excellence of the Stow Foundation Pavement over all other Wooden Pavements in Use [with] Streets and Street Pavements: a Consideration of the Street Pavement Question from a Practical Standpoint. With copious comments from the press of this city [with] Street pavements as viewed by G.K. Fitch, on the one side, and H.F. Williams, on the other

      San Francisco: Steam Printing House of A.L. Bancroft & Co., 1877. First editions. Three quarter morocco over marbled boards. Very good copies, with old stab holes at margins, in a worn binding, back strip separated from rear hinge, about a quarter of the spine perished.. 73 pp.; 57 pp.; 82 pp.; 41 pp. Illus. with 4 b/w plates. Examination of the pavement needs of San Francisco as unfinished wooden pavements were found unhealthy. Includes: Report of the Special Committee (A.L. Bancroft & Co. 1870); Certificates of Merit (Edward Bosqui & Co., Printers, 1870); Williams, Henry F., Streets and Street Pavements (Real Estate Reporter Office, 1874); Fitch, G.K. [George Kenyon], and Williams, Henry F. [Fairfax], Street pavements as viewed by... (Edward Bosqui & Co., Printers, 1877) All are fairly uncommon titles with OCLC locating only St. Patrick's Univ., as holding all four titles, and other holdings respectively of 7, 2, 1, and 2. Rocq: California Local History 11330 (Special Committee); 12842 (Fitch & Williams).

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        L'art d'être grand-père EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Calmann Lévy, 1877. Fine. Calmann Lévy, Paris 1877, 15,5x23,5cm, relié. - First edition, one of 40 numbered copies on Holland paper, only 20 papers with great China and Japan 8. Bound in full red leather, back with five nerves decorated with a three intertwined crescents iron embossed gold repeated on each entrenerfs, place and date tail, the same iron to growing stamped gold at the four corners of the boards , large lace with small irons in coaching contreplats, contreplats and guards made paper, double net gilded on the cuts, golden roulette on headdresses, all edges gilt, binding specifically established by Chambolle-Duru for the bibliophile H. Bordes. Provenance: libraries and Antoine H. Bordes Bordes with their bookplates. Exceptional copy remarkably established by Chambolle-Duru - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 20 Chine et 8 Japon. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs orné d'un fer à trois croissants entrelacés estampé à l'or répété sur chaque entrenerfs, lieu et date en queue, le même fer aux croissants estampé à l'or aux quatre angles des plats, importante dentelle aux petits fers en encadrement des contreplats, contreplats et gardes de papier à la cuve, double filet doré sur les coupes, roulette dorée sur les coiffes, toutes tranches dorées, reliure spécialement établie par Chambolle-Duru pour le grand bibliophile H. Bordes. Provenance: des bibliothèques H. Bordes puis Antoine Bordes avec leurs ex-libris. Exceptionnel exemplaire remarquablement établi par Chambolle-Duru

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        Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music, &c

      LOndon: 32, Charing Cross, SW: Robert John Bush, 1877 1877, 1st ed, VG. In green cloth, corners rubbed. Spine, gilt tooling & titles, edges bumped and worn. Internally, half title, not paginated but 64 leaves, containing, 2 music plates, 10 Botany Plates, 26 Alphabet Plates, and 8 illustrations within text, 1 pl soiled with small repair, text block edges sprinkled red, ink name to fep (Harvey), lacks adverts at end, recased. (Allibone 983). Lear published his last book of nonsense, Laughable Lyrics, which contained some of his finest, but also his saddest songs, including ‘The Pelican Chorus’, ‘The Yonghy-bonghy-bò’, and ‘The Dong with a Luminous Nose’ See ODNB.

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        Obras de D. Antonio Aparisi y Guijarro Tomo I- Biografía. Pensamientos y poesías; Tomo II- Discursos políticos y académicos; Tomo III- Artículos; Tomo IV- Opúsculos; Tomo V- Escritos y discursos politicos.

      1873-1877. . - Imp. de la Regeneración/ Imp. de A. Flórez y Compañía. Madrid. . 5 Vol. . . Cuarto. Media piel. Audio-visuales (Fotografía), Historia de España (Carlismo), Literatura Hispánica (Poesía), Literatura Hispánica (Romanticismo / siglo XIX), Política / Ensayo / Relaciones Exteriores (General), Siglo XIX . Contiene fotografía albumina del autor en fontispicio del primer volúmen. Cinco volúmenes reencuadernados en media piel con nervios y dorados en lomera. Buen estado. Spanish Literature. Carlism. .

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        Nuculidi terziarie rinvenute nelle provincie Meridionali d'Italia

      Rome: Coi Tipi del Salviucci, 1877. Seguenza, Giuseppe (1833-89). Nuculidi terziare rinvenute nelle provincie meridionali d?Italia. Reale Accademia dei Lincei, Memoria della classe di scienze fisiche, matematiche e naturali, Vol. I (1877). Rome: col Tipi del Salviucci, 1877. 40pp. 5 plates. 310 x 224 mm. Original printed wrappers, chipped, spine splitting, front wrapper partly detached at spine, library stamp. Minor foxing and toning, slight crease in upper corner, but very good. Presentation Copy, inscribed by the author on the title: ?Al Chiarisso Sigr Duca del [...] Offre l?Autore?; ?Transferred by the Author to me R. B. Watson? inscribed beneath in a different hand. Tipped and laid in are three Autograph Letters signed from Seguenza to Watson, dated 21 June, 19 August and 24 November 1879, totaling 7 pages. The letter of 19 August also includes a manuscript list of shell species in what appears to be Watson?s hand. First Edition, and scarce, with only two copies listed in OCLC and COPAC (U. Florence; Nat. Hist. Museum, London). Seguenza was a prominent Sicilian naturalist and paleontologist who specialized in marine malacology. His monograph on the tertiary nuculidae of southern Italy describes and illustrates 58 species of these small saltwater clams, including the newly discovered fossil species Nucinella calabra, Leda peraffinis, Yoldia sinuosa and Neilo messanensis. Seguenza presented this copy to Robert Boog Watson (1823-1910), the Scottish malacologist who prepared the report on the scaphopoda (tusk shells) and gastropoda (snails) collected during the H. M. S. Challenger expedition.

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        Lengthy Autograph Letter Signed, 4 separate 4to sheets of onion skin stationery, n.p., n.d., but companion envelope postmarked, Baltimore, Apr. 21, 1911

      Hartley writes to Anne Traubel in a long letter in which he discusses his loneliness, the nature surrounding him, and his working on his paintings. He had a close friendship with Anne and her husband, Horace Traubel (1877-1943), author and biographer of Walt Whitman ("With Walt Whitman in Camden," published 1906). Hartley begins with a comment that her "beautiful letter" arrived "in the silences...It is a beautiful message for any one to deliver, this dark man's message...I sit writing you after having started a picture, done a washing which lies purifying in the sun on the grass. This hermit life which I live - curiously unlike me, does not bring me all the happiness it should..." He continues, "I am free to confess that as yet art has never been more than love and friendship nor has it been less - some would say it has nothing to do with either of them because art is purely intellectual and has little to do with the simple emotion - However I have painted on a picture - I have alluded to the needs of my body...and so I am feeling the loneliness in the presence of these beautiful unhuman things - there is too much peace, there is too much indifference too much of supremacy of mighty things...that know not what it is to be human...I desire only a human hand to touch a big broad shoulder to brush by...a smile to be conscious of ...These are the emotions that fill me here as the sun is nearly noon high...." He describes the vegetable garden he was planting earlier in the morning before painting. He mentions that the next day is, "Whitman's dinner day isn't it," and that he would like to attend to see people he would otherwise not meet. He mentions Mildred Bain. Frank and Mildred Bain were supporters and friends of Whitman and of the Traubels. Hartley sends his love to Horace and signs, "Marsden H." Small tear on the fourth page affecting one word, "dinner." Shortly before he wrote this letter, Hartley had exhibited 15 works in the Independents Exhibition. A group of New York artists sought to establish academy-independent shows in 1910 and 1911. The 1911 show, called the "Independent Exhibition of the Paintings and Drawings of Twelve Men," was held at the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects and organized by Rockwell Kent and Arthur B. Davies. In 1912, the year following our letter, Alfred Stieglitz offered Hartley his second solo show at Stieglitz' 291 Gallery. The show was quite successful, having sold a number of paintings to Agnes Meyer who became a benefactor. The sales to Meyer helped to enable Hartley to travel in Europe to study and paint. He left in 1912 and did not return until 1915.

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        L'art d'être grand-père EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Calmann Lévy, 1877. Fine. Calmann Lévy, Paris 1877, 14x23,5cm, relié. - first edition. Binding half red shagreen, back with five nerves decorated with double gilded boxes decorated with gilded decorative motifs, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, contemporary binding. Signed autograph of the author to his friend the journalist and art critic (Jules-Antoine) Castagnary which was socialist activist and ardent supporter of Gustave Courbet. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs orné de doubles caissons dorés agrementés de motifs décoratifs dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé de Victor Hugo à son ami le journaliste et critique d'art (Jules-Antoine) Castagnary qui fut militant socialiste et ardent défenseur de Gustave Courbet.

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        A Chinese Dictionary in the Cantonese Dialect

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

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        Les plus belles murailles de Pompéi. Planches chromolithographiques par Victor Steeger. Avec explications sommaires de E. Presuhn. Cahier 1-3.

      - Turin, chez Hermann Loescher, 1877. Small folio. 8 pp.+ 10 chromolith. plates; 8 pp.+ 10 chromolith. plates; 8 pp.+ 10 chromolith. plates. All plates with tissue guards with printed text in red. Contemporary red half morocco, gilt spine with raised bands, marbled boards, top edge gilt, slight wear to extremities. Not in Garcia, but compare 10898f. Not in Furchheim, but compare p. 75. The Italian, German, English and this French edition were all published the same year, 1877. Garcia mentions all but this French (he mentions a second French edition from 1878), Furchheim only mentions an Italian later edition. Each cahier starts with the same overview map of the excavated areas of Pompeii. Emil Preseuhn (1844-81) and Victor Steeger also co-operated in the larger work ?Pompeji. Die neuesten Ausgrabungen von 1874 bis 1878?, with 60 chromolithographed plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la caricature sous la République l'Empire et la Restauration EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Dentu, 1877. Fine. Dentu, Paris 1877, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Deuxième édition en grande partie originale, un des rares ex sur Holland papere dont il n'est fait nulle mention. Ouvrage illustré de 84 gravures. Agréable exemplaire à toutes marges bien complet du catalogue de l'éditeur in-fine. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition en grande partie originale, un des rares ex sur Hollande dont il n'est fait nulle mention. Ouvrage illustré de 84 gravures. Agréable exemplaire à toutes marges bien complet du catalogue de l'éditeur in-fine.

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        Centralblatt für Gynäkolige - Zentralblatt für Gynäkologie, 1.(1877) - 20. (1896) Jahrgang. 20. Bde.

      . Leipzig, Druck und Verlag von Breitkopf und Härtel, 1877, 8°, 20 orig. Leinenbände, mit fleuraler Deckel- und Titelprägung und reichlicher Rückenvergoldung; feines Exemplar.. Fine copy of the first 20 volumes, the 'Centralblatt für Gynäkologie", it is an important source for every one interested in the Origin of Modern Gynaecology. - Here just a few samples of the important original contributions printed in this 20 volumes: - - Hegar, Alfred (1830-1914): Ueber die Exstirpation normaler und nicht zu umfänglichen Tumoren degenerierter Eierstöcke (1(1877): pp.297-307; 2(1878): pp. 25-39). - "Hegar develpoed Battey's operation and employed it for the treatment of various ovarian condition." - Garrison & Morton No.6067 - - Ruge, Carl Arnold (1846-1926) & Veit, Johann (1852-1917): Anatomische Bedeutung der Erosionen am Scheidentheil (1 (1877): pp.17-19). - Meilensteine in der Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe; Garrison & Morton No.6069 - - Olshausen, Robert v. (1835-1915): Ueber ventrale Operation bei Prolapsus und Retroversio uteri (10 (1886): pp.698-701). - "First account of Olshausen's operation for retroversion of the uterus". - Garrison & Morton No.6083 - - Walcher, Gustav Adolf (1856-1935): Die Conjugata eines engen Beckens ist keine konstante Größe, sondern lässt sich durch die Körperhaltung der Trägerin verändern (13 (1889): pp.892-893). - "First description of the "Walcher position"." - Garrison & Morton No. 6200 - - Olshausen, Robert v. (1835-1920): Über Exstirpation der Vagina (19 (1895): pp. 1-6). - "The operation of excision of the vagina was introduced by Olshausen." - Garrsion & Morton No.6098 - - Knauer, Emil (1867-1935): Einige Versuche über Ovarientransplantation bei Kaninchen (Vorläufige Mittheilung) (20 (1896): pp. 524-528). - "Kanuer implanted ovaries into immature or castrated animals, producing development of sexual characteristics, thus demonstrating the existence of an ovarian hormone." - Milestones in Gastroenterology and Metabolic Research; Garrison & Morton No. 1178.1 - - Mackenrodt, Alwin Karl (1859-1925): Ueber den künstlichen Ersatz der Scheide (20 (1896): pp.546-550). - "Mackenrodt's operastion for the plastic reconstruction of the vagina". - Garrison & Morton No.6103 - - Wertheim, Ernst (1864-1920): Über Blasen-Gonorrhöe (20 (1896): pp. 1-10). - "Wertheim demonstrated the gonococcus in actue cystitis." - Garrison & Morton No. 6103 - - see - James vV. Ricci, One Hundredy Years of Gynecology, 1800-1900: p.86, 99, 97, 99, 107, 143, 144, 175, 176, 203, 219, 296, 317, 318, 352, 406, 411, 419, 420, 425, 429, 455, 463, 482,486, 587, 495, 496, 497, 500, 528, 540, 542, 557.

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      - [HOFFMANN,HEINRICH]. SLOVENLY PETER'S STORY BOOK. NY: McLoughlin Bros. no date inscribed 1877. 12mo, cloth stamped in black and gold, pictorial paste-on, few minor mends, paper worn on one page and finger soil throughout, tight and overall VG. Containing: Dirty Child, Little Glutton, Tom the Thief, Little Jacob, Sammy Tickletooth, Untidy Tom, Little Suck-a-Thumb, Johnny Sliderlegs, Carrie and the Candle and Rocking Philip. Illustrated with 48 chromolithographs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des livres de beaux-arts, de littérature et d'histoire la plupart ornés de figures et très-bien conditionnés composant la bibliothèque de feu M. Phélippon

      Paris: Adolph Labitte, 1877. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good antiquarian condition. 8vo. 164 pp. 1243 lots, all with prices and buyers' names in manuscript. Contemporary French broad half red morocco over marbled boards (trifle rubbed at extremities), marbled edges and endpapers, original wrappers bound in. Scarce; no copy in the Grolier Club, and indeed combined searches in OCLC Worldcat and CCFR (Catalogue collectif de France) produce just one copy worldwide: BnF. Our copy has prices and buyers' names throughout in a fine calligraphic hand. Characteristic of contemporary taste are high prices realized for "livres a figures" such as Dorat's "Les Baisers" (1770) illustrated by Eisen, the Phelippon copy bound in blue morocco by Bozerian (lot 449) for 905 FF (to Rouquette). Compare this Phelippon's copy of Senault's "Heures nouvelles" (ca. 1680) in contemporary green morocco elaborately gilt "aux dentelles" (lot 20) which sold for 73 FF (to Labitte). Another comparable: a 1514 Basle Bible in contemporary calf over wooden boards (lot 1) for just 7.50 FF (to Ritti) which is a fraction of the price paid for Dorat's "Les Baisers." A complete set of Bernard Picart's "Ceremonies et coutumes" (7 vols., 1741) in contemporary mottled calf (lot 54) sold for 106 FF. Gustav Brunet discusses the Phelippon sale in his "Livres payés en vente publique 1,000 fr. et au dessus depuis 1866" (Paris, 1877), reference to the Phelippon copy of "Les Baisers" and also the Oudry Fables de La Fontaine (1755-59, 4 vols.) printed on Papier de Hollande (lot 553) which realized 1,100 FF (to Morgand). Whereas the Phelippon sale occurred immediately prior to the bespoke Brunet publication, additional biographical information about this enigmatic collector has not been forthcoming, thus inviting further research. The name of Adolph Labitte, one of the two Commisseur-Priseurs, and publisher of the catalogue, appears as a buyer on almost every page. Blogie col. 144, lists the copy at the Bibliotheque royale Albert I, Brussels. From the library of Georges Heilbrun, with his bookplate.

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        Método racional de lectura para enseñar a los ciegos, precedido de tres ejercicios encaminados a facilitar el del tacto .

      1877. . 1877 - Imp. del Colegio Nacional de Sordo-mudos y de Ciegos, S. Mateo. Madrid. . 1 Vol. . 40 folios. Octavo apaisado. Tela y Papel. Enseñanza / Educación/ Urbanidad / Escolar / Infantil / Caligrafía , Siglo XIX . Interesante ejemplar de libro destinado a la lectura táctil para la enseñanza de los ciegos. Por su temprana fecha, es un de las primeras obras de su género editadas en España. El texto se halla en relieve en grafía latina y no en el sistema "braile". Auténtica joya para la historia de la enseñanza de los invidentes en España. Buen estado. .

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        L'assommoir EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Charpentier, 1877. Fine. Charpentier, Paris 1877, 12x19,5cm, relié. - Original, one of 75 numbered copies on Holland paper only major paper edition. Bound in full red morocco, spine tooled raised five triple gilded boxes, when golden tail, triple gilt frames on the boards, and guards contreplats of handmade paper, blankets (small stain on the front cover) and back and irradiated with two small gaps in the foot preserved golden head; lined morocco case the same, flat coated paper bowl, inside gray felt, elegant set signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Some light bites without gravity. Beautiful copy of a well established masterpieces of the author. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 75 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs orné de triples caissons dorés, date dorée en queue, triples encadrements de filets dorés sur les plats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures (une petite tache sur le premier plat) et dos insolé et comportant deux petits manques en pied conservés, tête dorée; étui bordé du même maroquin, plats recouverts de papier à la cuve, intérieur de feutrine grise, élégant ensemble signé de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Quelques légères piqûres sans gravité. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi de l'un des chefs-d'oeuvre de l'auteur.

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        The Moonstone: A Dramatic Story, in Three Acts Altered from the Novel for Performance on the Stage

      [London]: Charles Dickens [Jr.] & Evans, 1877. First edition. "This play is not published. It is privately printed for the convenience of the author.". 88 leaves, printed on rectos only. 1 vols. 8vo. Full blue polished calf, gilt spine, with red morocco title labels, t.e.g., by Riviere & Son. Near fine, with original plain blue wrappers bound-in at rear. First edition. "This play is not published. It is privately printed for the convenience of the author.". 88 leaves, printed on rectos only. 1 vols. 8vo. The Rare Stage Adaptation. Extremely scarce stage adaptation of his novel - no copy has appeared at auction for over twenty years. According to Nuel Pharr David (THE LIFE OF WILKIE COLLINS, p. 284), "Partly out of kindness he contributed a weak short story to the July 2 All the Year Round, which Charles Dickens, Jr., was vainly attempting to keep from foundering. During this time [1877] he composed nothing else except a dramatic version of THE MOONSTONE ... It opened at the Olympic on September 7. Despite good acting and a tight script, THE MOONSTONE had only an indifferent run to partly filled houses.". Parrish & Miller, pp. 75-6; Wolff 1368b; OCLC: 21243438

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