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        THE POISONOUS SNAKES OF INDIA. FOR THE USE OF THE OFFICIALS AND OTHERS RESIDING IN THE INDIAN EMPIRE.

      London. J. & A. Churchill, 1878.FIRST EDITION 1878, ex library copy. Tall 8vo, approximately 255 x 190 mm, 10 x 7½ inches, 21 full page plates, 19 are in colour, 1 double page, 2 in black and white, pages: [8], 1 - 64, some pages unnumbered, original publisher's red pebble cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, original coated black endpapers. Spine and lower hinge worn and repaired, spine darkened, covers firmly attached, gilt library name at bottom of spine, covers unevenly darkened and marked, damp staining affecting the outer margin of black and white plates, 5 colour plates are clean, the rest have small pale stain to the outer margin or lower corners, none affect the images, pale offset to a few pages of text, small pale library stamp to the title page and Contents page, otherwise a good copy. The Subscription list gives the number of copies sent to each area: Goverment of India 115 copies; Madras 50 copies; Punjab 50 copies; Kashmire 10 copies; Baroda 23 copies etc. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Two important articles on coral from the Monatsbericht der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin

      Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin 1878 - Thick octavo, twelve issues bound together, 32 plates in total (some folding, one hand-coloured, two coloured); very good, rubbed blue paper boards, neat library stamps with cancel for Altenburg. Full run of the monthly bulletins of the Prussian Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin for 1878, including two long and important essays on the corals of Pacific, Indian and Australian waters collected during the voyage of SMS Gazelle. The Gazelle was a Prussian corvette sent on three different voyages of scientific exploration, including the important circumnavigation of 1872-1874, which called at the West Indies, Cape of Good Hope, spent some time in Australian waters, before sailing through the Pacific to Japan, China, California and South America, before returning to Kiel. Although not particularly well-known, this was an important scientific voyage, and the participants returned to Europe with many specimens. As the articles present here confirm, one of the great pursuits of the expedition was to study corals and other marine structures, which are discussed in two long essays by Thomas Studer and H.W. Peters, the 'Zweite Abtheilung Anthozoa polyactinia, welche während der Reise S.M.S. Gazelle um die Erde gesammelt wurden' (pp. 524-550), and the 'Übersicht der Anthozoa Alcyonaria, welche während der Reise S.M.S. um die Erde gesammelt wurden' (pp. 632-688). The two articles include ten good plates (one folding, two coloured). The Academy was founded in 1700 but was revolutionised by Frederick the Great, who helped establish it as one of the great centres for scientific research. The breadth of their interests can be seen in the diversity of articles published here, on topics such as spiders collected in Mozambique, insects from East Africa, ancient coins, spectrum analysis, and paleontology. An interesting note records the election of Charles Darwin and Richard Owen to the Akademie in December 1878. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historique De L'imprimerie et de La Librairie Centrale Des Chemins De Fer. Organisation Industrielle et Economique De Cet Établissement

      , 1878. 1878. Paris, Imprimerie et Libraire Centrales des Chemins de Fer, A. Chaix et Cie., 1878. vii,338pp. Frontispiece portrait of Napoléon Chaix, 2 plates, one of which is the interior of the printing offices and text illustrations. 4to. Full dark brown morocco, spine goldtooled & inner dentelles goldtooled. Some foxing on the guard papers and the internal margins of the two first and the two last white pages a bit darkened. Binding slightly rubbed at corners and spine. Margnificent copy. With authograph dedication of Chaix to Lemercier.

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        Op. 73]. Zweite Symphonie (D dur) für Grosses Orchester. Partitur. [Full score]

      N. Simrock [PN 8028], Berlin 1878 - First Edition. McCorkle p. 311. Hofmann p. 156-157. Fuld p. 553. Sonneck Orchestral Music p. 55."The Second Symphony in D op.73, composed less than a year after the completion of the First, is often described as its sunny counterpart. The work indeed radiates a warmth and tunefulness absent in parts of the earlier work. But as Brahms himself acknowledged, the Second Symphony also has a ‘melancholy’ side. The lyrical opening theme of the first movement unravels almost at once into a dark passage for timpani and trombones. The voice of melodic continuity is reasserted often in this movement, however, first by the violin melody that follows the unravelling and again by the second group and the large coda. The pensive slow movement, in B major and in a modified sonata form, is dominated by a motivically rich, metrically ambiguous main theme remarkable for its combination of tunefulness and developing variation."The second half of the symphony distinctly brightens in mood, although it too contains sombre moments – often involving the trombones – that evoke the expressive world of the first two movements. The Allegretto recasts the traditional scherzo–trio alternation into a rondo-like structure that is one of Brahms's most original creations. Although the finale ends the symphony in a jubilant blaze of D major, it glances back at the mood of the earlier movements, especially in the haunting passage at the end of the development section (whose chains of descending 4ths Mahler recalled in his First Symphony) and in the syncopated episode for brass in the coda." George S. Bozarth and Walter Frisch in Grove online Folio. Half dark red leather with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 3-71 printed music, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With small music seller's handstamp (Novello, Ewer & Co., London) to lower margin of title page. Extensively annotated in pencil. Light browning to edges; scattered foxing. In very good condition overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Saisiaz: The Two Poets of Croisic

      London - Smith, Elder, & Co., 1878. London - Smith, Elder, & Co., 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition of two poems by Browning in the original blue cloth binding. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. With 2pp of adverts to the rear. With two handwritten quotes from Chaucer and R. L. Stevenson to the rear pastedown. Condition: The text binding is generally tight and firm, with the cords exposed between pages 48-49 and 64-65. The inner hinges are somewhat strained. There is only mild wear to the extremities, with just mild bumping and rubbing, with slight sunning to the spine. Internally the pages have some browning and occasionalspots. With an ink inscription to the title page and the front pastedown. Overall the condition is very good..

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        ESTUDIO HISTORICO DE LA MONEDA ANTIGUA ESPANOLA

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1878-1880. 2Vol. 23x17. 208+307Pag. Holandesa con puntas. Tomo I contiene 4 Laminas descritas en la Obra + Alfabeto Iberico de la Espana Citerior; Tomo II contiene 8 laminas, 6 descritas en la Obra y 2 mapas (uno suelto). Bella Obra. Dificil en comercio. Ref 9.1 Biblioteca A.

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        Wiener Werkstätten Postkarte No. 252.

      0, [Wien, - [Wien, o. J.] OPostkarte [14 x 9 cm]. Monogrammiert "COC". - Die Karte ist nicht gelaufen, etw. angestaubt, kl. Knickspur, leichte Gbrsp. - Czeschka (1878 - 1960) gilt als einer der wichtigsten Gestalter der Wiener Werkstätte. Nach dem Studium an der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien lehrte Czeschka in intensiver Zusammenarbeit mit Kolo Moser und Josef Hoffmann an der Wiener Werkstätte und ging 1908 an die Hamburger Kunstgewerbeschule. Sein Schaffen war von zentraler Inspirationskraft auch für das 1905 entstanden Gesamtkunstwerk der Wiener Werkstätte, das Palais Stoclet in Brüssel, hier war Czeschka verantwortlich u. a. für die Gestaltung des Musiksaals, ein Unterfangen das auch als selbstreflexiv für seine eigene Kunstauffassung betrachtet werden muss. In seiner Formensprache ist Czeschka verwandt zu Klimt, aber Czeschkas Bildsprache ist auf einem flächigeren und abstrakteren Weg. Sein Schüler Kokoschka hat immer wieder seine Bewunderung für seinen Lehrer artikuliert und auch seine eigene Formensprache wesentlich als von Czeschka beeinflusst betrachtet.Czeschkas Werk ist umfangreich: er entwarf unter anderem Graphiken, Holzschnitte, Glasfenster, Kalender, Theaterausstattungen für Max Reinhardt, buchkünstlerische Arbeiten, Schmuck, Postkarten und Möbel. Besonders bekannt sind seine Buchausstattungen, die Illustrationen von 1908 zu ?Die Nibelungen" in der Jugendbuchreihe des Gerlach & Wiedling Verlages gelten als sein bekanntestes Werk. Schließlich sollte auch nicht vergessen werden, daß Czeschka auch die bis heute verwendete Kopfzeile der Wochenzeitschrift "Die Zeit" gestaltet hat. (Zitat) Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Expanse of Heaven: A Series of Essays on the Wonders of the Firmament

      London - C. Kegan Paul and Co, 1878. London - C. Kegan Paul and Co, 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The fourth edition of thislater Victoriancollection of essays on the night sky, in a prize binding. Described by the Standard as 'A very charming work; cannot fail to lift the reader's mind up through nature's work to nature's God'. The front pastedown has a prize presentation label reading: 'Birkenhead School. 1879. General work prize. Presented by the Managers to J. A. Irvine. J. Hearse, Head Master'. With a bookseller's label for Adam Holden, Liverpool, to the front pastedown. Condition: In a full calf armorial prize binding, with marbled edges and endpapers. Externally, worn. The joints are cracked, with the front board held by two cords only. Internally, firmly bound. The pages have slight age-toning, but are generally clean, with just foxing to the first and last few pages. A charming item. Overall: GOOD ONLY with a very good interior..

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        Le Rayon De Soliel

      nbsp;Paris -Au Depot Central, 1878. nbsp;Paris -Au Depot Central, 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Acharming collection of 'The Sunbeam',a french journal originally published monthly, including short stories for children, sheet music and letters from readers. Short stories such as 'Un brave Cheval' and 'amour de la baleine'. Featuring illustrations throughout some of which have been coloured in by hand. Condition: Externally, in a quarter calf binding. Externally, the calf binding has been rubbed and worn especially to the spine. There is bumping to the extremities of the boards also. The front hinge is starting and the rear hinge is weak. Internally, the binding has partially failed but all pages are present. There is chipping to the first and last few pages which have become loose. There is some slight age toning throughout. Overall: FAIR.

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        Photometric Researches. Made in the Years 1872-1875.

      Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig 1878 - 1 blank leaf + half title = Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College, Vol. IX + TP + [V]-VI = Preface + [1]-181 + small Erratum leaf [tipped in] + 4 plates [bound with] TP = Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College, Vol. X, John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, 1877+ [iii] = Preface + [v]-vi = Preface of the Editor + [vii]-viii = Table of Contents + [ix]-lxxxix = Introduction + [1]-239 + 4 plates + 1 blank leaf; Quarto sized sheets (9¼" x 11¾"). First Edition. The very scarce first edition of the only complete book by Peirce that was published in his lifetime. Almost all the prolific writings of the founder of pragmatism - considered by many to be the greatest philosopher America has produced - survived only in the form of journal articles, reviews, and uncompleted manuscripts, until his posthumous editors began to bring out his massive Collected Papers in the 1930s. Besides his famous contributions to logic, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind, Peirce did highly original work in experimental science, including the application of his new 'photometric' technique (using light waves to measure distance) in the first attempt to determine the shape and extent of the Milky Way from the brightness of the stars.Photometric Researches summarizes important astronomical studies that Peirce conducted at Harvard College Observatory, while working as an Assistant in the United States Coastal and Geodetic Survey. It was published here in 1878 as Volume IX of The Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College.By 1875, the greater part of the photometric researches was completed, but he wanted still to make a more thorough study of earlier star catalogues. During his second Coast Survey assignment in Europe (1875-76), he examined medieval and renaissance manuscripts of Ptolemy's star catalogue in several libraries. He also made inquiries as to the methods used in the preparation of the most recent star catalogue, the Durchmusterung of Argelander and Schönfeld at the Bonn Observatory. Peirce's book, Photometric Researches (1878), included his own edition of Ptolemy's catalogue, as well as a long letter from Schönfeld concerning the methods of the Durchmusterung (Peirce Edition Project: Introduction to Volume 3 of The Writings of Charles S. Peirce)To the best of our knowledge, this is only the second copy to have appeared on the market in the past twenty years. Bowdoin College Library" ticket pasted to the inside of the front cover. Otherwise, a really lovely copy of this extremely scarce work by C. S. Peirce. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        "Porta Latina ( Rom)", 1903.

      . Aquarell 14 x 20 cm, signiert u. datiert.. (Switbert Lobisser, Tiffen 1878 - 1943 Klagenfurt)

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        EXPLICATION THEORIQUE ET PRATIQUE DU CODE CIVIL CONTENANT L'ANALYSE CRITIQUE DES AUTEURS ET DE LA JURISPRUDENCE ET UN TRAITE RESUME APRES LE COMMENTAIRE DE CHAQUE TITRE / EN 12 TOMES / 7E EDITION.

      DELAMOTTE ET FILS 1878 - R240065894: 654 + 682 + 643 + 715 + 819 + 630 + 524 + 684 + 787 + 668 + 696 + 452 pages - annotation sur le 1er plat des 12 tomes - coins frottés - quelques rousseurs sans conséquence sur la lecture - tomes 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,12 désolidarisé dos manquant - 1er plat désolidarisé sur le tome 3 - plats désolidarisés sur le tome 4 - étiquette collée sur le 1er plat du tome 5,6,7,8,9,10,11 - coiffe en pied abîmée + dos fendu sur le tome 7,9,12 - 1er plat désolidarisé sur le tome 10 + déchirure sur 2ème plat + dos fendu - dos fendu sur le tome 11 - 2 photos disponibles. Tome 7 : commentaire traité des sociétés civiles et commerciales par Paul Pont - Tome 8 : commentaire traité des petits contrats par Paul Pont tome premier prêt dépot et sequestre contrats aléatoires mondant 2e édition - Tome 9 : commentaire traité des petits contrats par Paul Dupont tome second cautionnement transactions contrainte par corps nantissement 2e édition - Tome 10 : commentaire traité des privilèges et hypothèques et de l'expropriation forcée par Paul Pont 3e édition revue et augmentée tome premier - Tome 11 : commentaire traité des pivilèges et hypothèques et de l'expropriation forcée par Paul Pont 3e édition tome second - Tome 12 : commentaire traite théorique et pratique de la prescription par V.Marcadé. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 346-Droit privé, civil [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ch. Baudelaire

      Paris: Goupil, [1878] - The iconic portrait photograph of Charles Baudelaire by Étienne Carjat, taken c. 1863, and here printed posthumously in La Galerie Contemporaine in 1878. Carjat was rivaled only by Nadar in his portraits of 19th century French cultural figures. "Like Nadar, Carjat captured character and expression brilliantly. Indeed, some of his portraits of celebrities, e.g. Rossini, Baudelaire, Halévy and Gambetta, are livelier and more intimate than Nadar's -"(Gernsheim, The History of Photography: 1685-1914, p. 308) (BAUDELAIRE, CHARLES) 9 x 7 inches. Woodburytype bust portrait on original printed La Galerie Contemporaine mount. Matted and framed. Fine

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        PRINCIPES DE DROIT CIVIL FRANCAIS / EN 33 TOMES / 3E EDITION / COMPLET.

      BRUYLANT CHRISTOPHE & CIE / LIBRAIRIE A.MARESCQ AINE 1878 - R240065895: 590 + 671 + 650 + 682 + 676 + 717 + 696 + 693 + 677 + 748 + 688 + 624 + 639 + 704 + 675 + 610 + 638 + 699 + 683 + 724 + 580 + 594 + 603 + 639 + 652 + 576 + 606 + 593 + 595 + 552 + 592 + 657 + 601 pages - annotation sur le 1er plat des 33 tomes - coins frottés - tomes 1,8,9,19,27,30,31,32 désolidarisé dos manquant - coiffe en pied abîmée sur le tome 2,12,25,28 - déchirure sur le 1er plat du tome 3 - coiffe en tête abîmée sur le tome 4,5,6,15,16,17,26,29 - coiffes en tête et pied abîmées sur le tome 14,20,33 - déchirure sur le 1er plat du tome 18 - manque en coiffe de tête sur le tome 22 - 5 photos disponibles. Tome 1 : de la jouissance et de la privation des droits civils - Tome 2 : des actes de l'état civil du domicil des absents du mariage - Tome 3 : du mariage (suite) du divorce de la paternité et de la filiation - Tome 4 : de la paternité et de la filiation (suite) de l'adoption et de la tutelle officieuse de la puissance paternelle de la tutelle - Tome 5 : de la tutelle (suite) de l'émancipation de l'interdiction de la distinction des biens - Tome 6 : de la distinction des biens (suite) de la propriété de l'usurfruit de l'usage et de l'habitation - Tome 7 : de l'usurfruit de l'usage et de l'habitation (suite) des servitudes ou services fonciers - Tome 8 : des servitudes (suite) de l'emphytèose ou droit de superficie les différenctes manières dont on acquiert la propriété - Tome 9 : des successions - Tome 10 : des successions (suite ) - Tome 11 : des successions (suite) des donations entre vifs et des testaments - Tome 12 : des donations entre vifs et des testaments (suite) - Tome 13 : des donations entre vifs et des testaments (suite) - Tome 14: des donations entre vifs et des testaments (suite) - Tome 15 : des donations entre vifs et des testaments des contrats ou des obligations conventionelles en général - Tome 16 : des contrats ou des obligations conventionelles en général (suite) - Tome 17 : des contrats ou des obligations conventionelles en g [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Cover title]: Guide Book of North-Western North Carolina

      L.V. and E.T. Blum, Printers, (Salem, N.C.) 1878 - First edition. Octavo. 109, [11] ads pp. Printed green wrappers. Possibly lacking the title page, although no obvious evidence that it was ever bound in, chipping on wrappers and first and last few pages, else good. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LUCULLUS OR PALATABLE ESSAYS. In which are merged The Oyster, the Lobster and Sport and its Pleasures

      London, Remington and Co., 1878.. London, Remington and Co., 1878.. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION 1878, 2 volumes, complete set. The three parts were previously published separately and are now brought together and enlarged and improved (see Preface). Small 8vo, Volume 1: 252 pages plus adverts, Volume 2: 248 pages plus adverts, original publisher's blue pictorial cloth, gilt lettering to spines, black lettering and decoration to covers, black endpapers, bookplate of Woburn Abbey on pastedown of each volume. Spines lightly faded, thin vertical pale mark to lower cover of Volume 1, pencil note on the black free endpaper of Volume 1, a little light foxing to title pages and endpapers otherwise a very good clean set. Volume 1: the first 171 pages are on interesting details and recipes of the Oyster, followed by the Lobster. Volume 2 continues with the Lobster, then Game, Woodcock, Duck, Rabbit, Sparrows, Hare, Ruff, Grouse, Woodcock, Bustard, etc. etc., Fish and a chapter on eating frogs. Lucullus was one of the great men of Roman history, included in the biographical collections of leading generals and politicians, originating in the biographical compendium of famous Romans published by his contemporary Marcus Terentius Varro. So famous did Lucullus become for his banqueting that the word lucullan now means lavish, luxurious and gourmet. Not listed in the usual bibliographies. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Aborigines of Victoria: with notes relating to the habits of the natives of other parts of Australia and Tasmania. Compiled from various sources for the government of Victoria.

      Melbourne, London, John Ferres, 1878.2 volumes. 8vo. Original blue pictorial cloth gilt (sl. soiled; extremities of spines sl. dam.). With 2 frontispieces, 1 (of 2) large folding map and over 300 wood-engravings. LXXII,483; VI,456 pp.* First edition. - Robert Brough Smyth (1830-1899), geologist and meteorlogist, was also Secretary of the Board for the Protection of the Aborigines. This is one of the most comprehensive and authoritative surveys ever made on aboriginal anthropology. Ferguson 15882.

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        Illustrirtes Conchylienbuch. (in 2 Bänden),

      Nürnberg, Bauer & Raspe, 1878,.. 1. Auflage dieser Ausgabe, 2 Bände (komplett) Mit 112 Tafeln (kollationiert), XVI, 143 Seiten; Seiten 145-391 (1), 4°, schwarzes ilustriertes OHln. ORDENTLICHE EXEMPLARE, die Rücken wurden fachgerecht restauriert, mit wenigen Randbemerkungen und Eintragungen

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        PROGRESOS DE LA HISTORIA EN ARAGON VIDAS DE SUS CRONISTAS DESDE QUE SE INSTITUYO ESTE CARGO

      - Progresos de la historia en Aragón vidas de sus cronistas, desde que se instituyó este cargo hasta su extinción. Primera parte, que comprende la biografía de Gerónimo Zurita.- Zaragoza, Imprenta del Hospicio, 1878; en folio holandesa con nervios, XII-694 pp. Palau nº 12287. (Biblioteca de Escritores Aragoneses.)

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        Gesammelte Schriften, 4 Bände in 5 Bänden. Herausgegeben von Henrik Karge.

      Olms Verlag, -1884. Reprint: Hildesheim 2008-2014. 1878 - XIV/2474 S. HISTORIA SCIENTIARUM Gottfried Semper (1803–1879) ist der bedeutendste deutsche Architekt des 19. Jahrhunderts neben Karl Friedrich Schinkel, dessen romantischen Klassizismus er durch eine nüchterne Bauweise unter Bevorzugung des italienischen Renaissancestils ablöste. Gegensätze wie jene zwischen Grundform und Kunstform oder Materialechtheit und Ornament wurden durch Sempers hohes Künstlertum zu einer künstlerischen Einheit geführt. Seine praktische Arbeit band Semper zeitlebens in einen theoretisch fundierten Kontext ein. Berühmt wurden seine Forschungen zur Polychromie der antiken Architektur und Plastik, die er mit der Konzeption einer Einheit der Künste verband. Sein Buch „Wissenschaft, Industrie und Kunst" reflektierte die Einsichten, die die Weltausstellung von 1851 gebracht hatte, als Vorgriffe auf eine zukünftige Kunst. „Die vier Elemente der Architektur" von 1850 ist wichtiges Zeugnis seiner geistigen Distanz zum Historismus. Wie seine Bauten reflektierten seine wirkungsmächtigen Schriften, in denen er sich oft polemisch mit künstlerischen Tendenzen seiner Zeit auseinandersetzte, die Bedingungen ästhetischer Wahrnehmung. Nicht zufällig bezog sich die niederländische Bewegung "de Stijl" später direkt auf Sempers Hauptwerk "Der Stil in den technischen und tektonischen Künsten". Als einer von wenigen Architekten hat Gottfried Semper ein wissenschaftliches Œuvre von hohem Rang hervorgebracht. Sein architektonisches Werk war von europäischer Bedeutung. Geboren in Hamburg und ausgebildet in Paris, fand Semper nach einer ausgedehnten Studienreise durch Italien und Griechenland 1834 eine einflussreiche Position als Professor für Baukunst in Dresden, wo er seine berühmtesten Bauten errichtet hat: das erste und das zweite Hoftheater, die Gemäldegalerie, die Villa Rosa. Auf die gescheiterte Revolution von 1849 folgten schwierige Jahre im Londoner Exil, bevor Semper als Professor in Zürich und als Entwerfer des Wiener Kaiserforums den Zenit seiner internationalen Anerkennung erreichte. Ausgehend von seiner Dresdner Akademielehre verfolgte Semper das Ziel, die vielfältigen Erscheinungsformen der Architektur auf wenige Urtypen zurückzuführen, um die Genese der Baukunst mit naturwissenschaftlicher Exaktheit zu erfassen. Die in seinem monumentalen zweibändigen Werk Der Stil in den technischen und tektonischen Künsten (1860-1863) entwickelte „Bekleidungstheorie" hat bis heute ihre – teils inspirierende, teils kontroverse – Wirkung auf architektonische Konzeptionen nicht eingebüßt. Sempers literarisches Œuvre steht wie kaum ein zweites für die wissenschaftliche Interdisziplinarität des 19. Jahrhunderts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the Conquest of Peru: With a Preliminary View of the Civilisation of the Incas

      London - Bickers and Son, 1878. London - Bickers and Son, 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of Prescott's extremely influential work, in a fine binding. New and Revised Edition. Edited by John Foster Kirk. Featuring a 'facsimilie of two signatures of Francisco Pizarro'. With a prize presentation label reading: 'Librarian's Prize awarded to C. F. Abbott, Bruce Castle, July 1883'. William Hickling Prescott (May 4 1796 January 29 1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, considered to have been the first American scientific historian. Despite suffering from serious visual impairment Prescott became one of the most eminent historians of nineteenth-century America. Prescott specialised in late Renaissance Spain and the early Spanish Empire. His works on the subject, The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic (1837), The History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843), A History of the Conquest of Peru (1847) and the unfinished History of the Reign of Phillip II (18561858) have become classic works in the field, and have had a huge impact on the study of both Spain and Mesoamerica. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Some fading to the front board and spine. Internally, firmly bound. Foxed to the first and last few pages but otherwise generallyclean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Lettre autographe signee ("Donato").

      Paris, 12. IX. 1878.. 1 p. In-8vo (20 lignes environ).. Il envoie a son correspondant un numero de la Revue Magnetique Internationale, ephemere revue qui ne parut qu'en 1878 et 1879. Il demande a son correspondant de faire mention de cette nouvelle revue dans son "honorable journal". - Rare.

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        MAPS AND PANORAMAS - Twelfth Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories

      Governement Printng Office, Washingtion 1878 - **LIMITED TIME ONLY! 50% OFF ALL ANTIQUARIAN SHOP INVENTORY! (DISCOUNT ALREADY APPLIED TO PRICE SHOWN)** Cloth folder with title printed in gilt, encasing 10 large folding maps. Some of the maps have tears along the folds. Maps of Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Yellowstone etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Set of 16 First Editions of Caldecott's famous Picture Books beginning with the publication of 'The House That Jack Built, published in 1878.

      All were issued by Routledge, with colour printing by Edmund Evans. All are in fine condition in their original pictorial covers with only very minor rubbing and wear. Issued in two sizes, the books have been housed in two folding cloth cases with leather labels. In order of publication the titles are: The House That Jack Built (1878); John Gilpin (1878); Elegy on the Death of Mad Dog (1879); Babes in the Wood (1879); Sing a Song For Sixpence (1880); The Three Jovial Huntsmen (1880); The Farmer's Boy (1881); The Queen of Hearts (1881); The Milkmaid (1882); Hey Diddle Diddle and Bye Baby Bunting (1882); A Frog He Would A-wooing Go (1883); The Fox Jumps Over the parson's Gate (1883); Come Lasses and Lads (1884); Ride A Cock Horse to Banbury Cross and A Farmer Went Trotting Upon his Grey Mare (1884); An Elegy on the Glory of Her Sex, Mrs Mary Blaize (1885); The Great Panjandrum Himself (1885). A fine set of first editions.

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        The Garden

      London - The Garden Office, 1878. London - The Garden Office, 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The 24th volume, Christmas 1878, of William Robinson's horticultural journal. Launched in 1871, The Garden was one of the most influential gardening journals of its day and featured contributions from notables such as John Ruskin, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Gertrude Jekyll, William Morris, Dean Hole, Canon Ellacombe, and James Britten. Profusely illustrated with both engraved plates - including a frontispiece with facsimile signature of George Shaw - and some lovely chromolithographs. 25 of 27 chromolithographic plates present. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, rubbed with some wear to the spine and extremities. Hinges a trifle strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, first two pages detached but present. Spotting throughout, heaviest to margins and first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Roy's Wife a Novel

      Leipzig - Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1878. Leipzig - Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smartly bound copy of this fictional work from Scottish novelist of the sporting-field and a poet, George John Whyte-Melville. Volume one and two bound as one. Copyright edition. George John Whyte-Melville achieved immediate success as a writer of fox-hunting stories with his first novel Digby Grand in 1854. Having served as a captain in the Coldstream Guards between 1846 and 1849, he volunteered as a major of irregular Turkish cavalry when the Crimean War began. His other works includeBones and I, or The Skeleton at Home and Brookes of Bridlemere. Condition: Rebound in a half calf binding with marbled boards and gilt design to the spine. Externally, rubbing to the boards and extremities. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean, with light spotting to endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet. An Autobiography

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1878. London - Macmillan and Co., 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet. An Autobiography is an 1850 novel, by Charles Kingsley, written in sympathy with the Chartist movement, in which Carlyle is introduced as one of the personages. With a portrait of Kingsley to frontispiece. New edition with a prefatory memoir by Thomas HughesIn this novel, Kingsley set out to expose the social injustice suffered by workers in the clothing trade and the trials and tribulations of agricultural labourers. It also gives an insight into the Chartist campaign with which Kingsley was involved in the 1840s. Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875) was an English priest of the Church of England, university professor, historian and novelist, particularly associated with the West Country and northeast Hampshire. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities,minor rubbing and marks boards and slight marginalfading. Front joint starting. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout with occasional spotting, handling marks, foxing to endpapers and a tidemarks to frontispiece. Overall: GOOD.

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        Facsimile of an Ancient Heraldic Manuscript Emblazoned by -of the Mount Lyon, King of Armes, 1542

      Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1878 - A facsimile edition of the "Register of Arms of the Scottish Nobility and Gentry," an emblazoned manuscript done by Sir David Lindsay in 1542. Several hundred shields are illustrated One of 250 copies (lacking limitation page). Folio (333 x 235 mm). Color title and 133 colored plates of coats-of-arms. Later half black leather and marbled boards. Front cover tender, light wear to covers, plates fine. Cf. Lowndes p. 1422 (for 1822 ed.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vues de Paris en Photographie [Photograph album]

      Published by Maison Martinet, Paris 1878 - , 45 collotypes of Paris, mounted on card, including the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, Champs Elysees, Bois du Boulogne, Versailles and more. Each has a handwritten caption. Albumen prints, 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches (15.9 x 21.0 cm.) on the two-toned mounts measuring 11 1/2 x14 1/2 (28.6 x 36.2 cm.). Three photographs of paintings of the 1878 Exposition First Edition , leather scuffed at corners and edges of spine, light patches of foxing mostly at margins of leaves but some protruding photos, in good condition , half brown morocco with cloth sides, gilt titles to front, raised bands, all edges gilt Oblong folio, 30 x 41 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Village and Other Poems

      London - Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1878. London - Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce collection of poetry from Frederic J. Perry. With frontispiece photograph of the author. Including titles such as Persevere, The Ocean of Life, The Two Swords and many more. Condition: In a calf binding with gilt detailing. Externally, rubbed, with some ink spills to the rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are mildly age-toned, with a few patches of foxing. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        TA., Alsterblick, "Hamburg. Die Alster Bassins II - Neuer Jungfernsteig ( Aussicht vom alten Jungfernstieg ) Alsterdamm".

      . Farblithographie ( Druck H. Wernicke ) v. W. Heuer b. Gassmann, nach 1878, 36,5 x 69,5. Salamon, S. 128, Nr. 20. - Prachtvolle Ansicht ! - Blick über den belebten alten Jungfernstieg auf Binnen- und Außenalster. Links der Neue Jungfernstieg, mittig die Lombardsbrücke, rechts der Alsterdamm und im Hintergrund die Vorstadt St. Georg. Am rechten und linken Rand je ein - ca. 1,5 cm. in Bild gehender - restaurierter Einriß,

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        The Works of John Ruskin (Modern Painters, Stones of Venice, Seven Lamps of Architecture)

      New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1878-1880.. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1878-1880. The works of John Ruskin. Octavo, 9 volumes. Three quarters leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels. Top edge gilt. In near fine condition. Illustrated throughout in rich color and black and white. A very attractive set. Taken in the mass, these volumes contain the most valuable contributions to art-literature the language can show… they contain worlds of thought, imagination, and knowledge such as no other art-writer can educe… It is impossible but that Art should be the better for them" (Allibone, 1895). "Clouds, mountains, landscapes, towers, churches, trees, flowers and herbs were drawn with wonderful precision, minuteness of detail and delicacy of hand, solely to recall some specific aspect of nature or art, of which he wished to retain a record. In his gift for recording the most subtle characters of architectural carvings and details, Ruskin has hardly been surpassed by the most distinguished painters" (NNDB).

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        Aryshire and Galloway Archaeological Collections

      ), 1878. ), 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce complete setof Aryshire and Galloway Archaeological Collections Relating to the Counties of Ayr and Wigton (four volumes), Ayrshire and Galloway(six volumes)in complete ten volumes (1878-99). The volumes are a limited edition number 360 B; 387, 367, 342, 373, 316, of 400 copies printed 251, 237, 221 and unnumbered of 300 copies printed. Illustrated withthirteenplates to centre ofvolume I[counted, complete]; eighteen plates to volume II[counted, complete]; twenty plates to volume III[counted, complete]; ten plates to volume IV with a list to front[counted, complete]; seventeen plates to volume V with a list to front [counted, complete]; eleven plates to volume VI with a list to front [counted, there should be fourteen plates, three absent]; four plates to volume VI with a list to front [counted, complete]; some of which aremaps and plans, others drawings, otherheraldic, some of which areilluminated and withnumerous black and white illustrations integrated with text, no illustrations to volume VII, VIII,or XI and volume X being The Five Great Churches of Galloway Forming the Concluding Volume of the Collections of the Ayr and Galloway Archaeological Associations with drawings by David Macgibbon, LL. D and Thomas Ross with several series of numbered plates, twenty, fifteen, twenty-nine, tenand eleven[counted, complete]. Together with:Charters of the Friars Preachers of Ayr (1881) a limited edition, number 407 of 450 copies, illustrated with a plateof seals to frontispiece and a further five two-pages plates from manuscripts and with further illustrations integrated with text. Charters of the Royal Burgh of Ayr (1883) a limited edition number 345 of 400 copies, illustrated with eight plates and with further illustrations integrated with text. Charters of the Abbey of Crosraguel (two volumes, 1886) a limited edition numbers 383 of 400 copies, illustrated withthree plates to front of volume I and a further eight plates some of which are illuminated andincluding a colouredmap, and to volume IIa plate to frontispiece and twenty-nine numberedplates tovolume, with a list to front of both volumes [counted, complete] and with further illustrations integrated with text. andMuniments of the Royal Burgh or Irvine (two volumes, 1890-91) a limited edition numbers 302 and 284 of 400 copies, illustrated with tenplates, eight plates of facsimiles, woodcuts andzincographsintegrated with text to volume I anda plate to frontispiece and further illustrationsintegrated with textto volume II with a list to front of both volumes [counted, complete]. Sixteen volumes in total. All are uniformly bound in armorial morocco bindings for the Ayrshire and Galloways Archaeological Association. With List of Members to front of all volumes. With presentation bookplates to front of volumes. Condition: Uniformly bound in armorial morocco bindings. Externally, generally smart but with some wear to extremities and the occasional mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with scattered foxing to first and last pages, otherwise generally clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Argosy

      London - Richard Bentley and Son, 1878. London - Richard Bentley and Son, 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The 1878 volumes of Ellen Wood's periodical The Argosy in smart uniform bindings. Volumes XXV and XXVI. January to June 1878, and July to December 1878. With contributions from Ellen Wood, E. Nesbit, Ellen Wood, known as Mrs Henry Wood, 1814 - 1887, was an English writer and journal editor. In late 1867 she became editor and proprietor of The Argosy, a monthly magazine started by Alexander Strahan in 1865. . . Wood enlisted some other women contributors to The Argosy (Hesba Stretton, Julia Kavanagh, Christina Rossetti, Sarah Doudney, Rosa Nouchette Carey), but in the early years she may have written up to half of the contents of each issue -ODNBCondition: In a half morocco binding. Externally, a little rubbed, with afew sections ofloss, with marks to the front board of volume XXV. The rear joint of volume one is starting. The hinges are slightlystrained. Internally, generally firmly bound, with a plate detached from XXVI, and a few pages just starting to become a little loose in XXVI. With intermittent marginal spots. Overall:GOOD..

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        Gesamtansicht vom Österberg aus, links der Neckar.

      . Farblithographie nach R. Stieler, 1878, 25 x 18 cm.. Schefold 9382 a; Thieme-Becker Bd. XXXII, S. 42. - Der Landschafts- und Architekturmaler Robert Stieler (1847 Heilbronn - Karlsruhe 1908) war Großneffe des bedeutenden bayerischen Porträtmalers Joseph Stieler. - Aus Eduard Paulus "Aus dem Schwabenland". Tadellos erhalten und mit dem originalen Textblatt.

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        Ornithologie Du Salon. Synonyme - Description - Moeurs - Nourriture Des Oiseaux De Voliere

      Paris: J.Rothschild, 1878. Paris: J.Rothschild, 1878. 27.0 x 18.0 cm. Pp. vi, 220. 40 hand coloured litho plates, text illustrations. Original red textured leather with gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Spine relaid but original spine now crumbling, fore corners rubbed, some slight darkening of paper but plates bright and clean. Text in French.. 1st Ed. Full-Leather. Good/No Jacket.

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        Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples. A Narrative of Researches and Excavations During Ten Years' Residence in That Island.

      New York, Harper & Bros. 1878 - xix, 456 p. incl. front. (port.) illus., plates, maps, facsims. 24 cm. 8vo. Bound in contemporary green cloth. Stamp Red design spine with gilt lettering. Good binding and cover. Minimal shelfwear. Clean, unmarked pages. Two contemporary letters included that detailed communication between Admiral Preble and the author from late 1881. One letter signed by the author and Admiral Preble on Metropolitian Museum of Art stationary. The other letter signed by his wife, also with her business card. The first letter details Luigi di Cesnola wishes for Admiral Preble and his duaghter to visit the Met Musuem and enclosed two tickets for admission. The second letter a thank you letter from the di Cesnola's with the presentation of this book to Preble noted in the letter. A rare collectible featuring correspondence between two figures of America history. Please feel free to view our photographs. Luigi Palma di Cesnola, was an Italian-American soldier and amateur archaeologist, was born in Rivarolo Canavese, near Turin. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the American Civil War. Later in life, he was the first director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in which his collection is regularly displayed. George Henry Preble was an American naval officer and writer, notable for his history of the flag of the United States and for taking the first photograph of the Fort McHenry flag that inspired The Star-Spangled Banner and helped preserve this iconic piece of American History. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Transactions of the Obstetrical Society of London

      London - Longmans, Green, and Co., 1878. London - Longmans, Green, and Co., 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of 'Transactions of the Obstetrical Society of London. Vol XiX for the year 1877. With a List of Officers, Fellows, Etc. 'The Obstetrical Society of London was founded in 1858. It was the forerunner of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Royal Society of Medicine, and during its half-century of existance was highly active. (Royal Society of Medicine Press)Plates and in-text illustrations included within. Condition: In a gilt and blind stamped cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places with some marks to the boards and shelfwear to the top and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound, very bright with the exception of the front blank and half title. Generally clean throughout with just some tidemarks to one of the plates. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD..

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        Uber Spinalganglien und Ruckenmark des Petromyzon. Offprint .

      Vienna 1878 - Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939). Uber Spinalganglien und Ruckenmark des Petromyzon. Offprint from Sitzb. der k. Akad. d. Wissenschaften, 3 Abth., 78 (1878). [Vienna: K.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1878.] 87 [1]pp. 4 folded lithographed plates by F. Schima after Freud. 244 x 156 mm. (uncut & unopened). Original brown printed wrappers, tears along spine folds, slightly chipped at extremities. Slight foxing but fine. First Separate Edition. Freud's third paper published as a medical student continued his research on the large Reissner cells in the spinal cord of the fish Petromyzon, which he had undertaken at the direction of the eminent physiologist Ernst Brucke, under whom he was studying. Freud determined these cells to be "nothing else than spinal ganglion cells which, in these low vertebrates. . . remain within the spinal cord." Freud was aided in this research by his improved methods of tissue preparation: "By the use of a gold maceration technique it was possible to make a complete survey of the spinal ganglia of Petromyzon" (Freud, Standard Edition III, p. 229). Freud made a major contribution to evolutionary biology by showing that the spinal ganglion cells of Petromyzon, which "exhibit every transition between bipolarity and unipolarity" (ibid.), represent a transition between the bipolar cells of lower and the unipolar cells of higher vertebrates. He also, in these early researches, took some first steps toward the theory of the neuron, as noted by Freud's biographer Peter Gay:"Some of Freud's earliest published papers, written between 1877 and 1883, detail findings that are far from trivial. They substantiate evolutionary processes revealed in the nervous structures of the fish he was examining under his microscope. What is more, it becomes clear in retrospect that these papers form the first link in the chain of ideas leading to the draft of a scientific psychology he would attempt in 1895. Freud was working toward a theory specifying the ways that nerve cells and nerve fibrils function as a unit. But he moved on to other investigations, and when, in 1891, H. W. G. Waldeyer published his epoch-making monograph on the "neuron" theory, Freud's pioneering research was ignored. "It was not the only time," Ernest Jones has noted, "that Freud narrowly missed world fame in early life through not daring to pursue his thoughts to their logical-and not far off-conclusion" (Gay, Freud: A Life for our Time, p. 36).Grinstein 34. Jones I, pp. 52-53. Standard Edition 1878a. Norman F3. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        George Hern. A Novel. By Henry Glemham. in Three Volumes

      London: Samuel Tinsley, 1878. London: Samuel Tinsley, 1878. First edition. 3 vols., 8vo. . Original brown cloth blocked in black and gilt. Early inscription on the front free endpaper. Fine. Wolff 130; OCLC: 11690437 (4 copies) . According to Wolff, who derived the author's name from an inscription and ephemera in his copy, the author was the town clerk of Southold, Sussex. Lovely copy of a rare triple-decker

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        OEUVRES DE VICTOR HUGO POESIE / NOUVELLE EDITION ORNEE DE VIGNETTES ET AUGMENTEE DE LA LEGENDE DES SIECLES - EN 8 TOMES.

      VVE ANDRE HOUSSIAUX 1878 - R240065428: 339 + 446 + 424 + 458 + 359 + 408 + 272 + 270 pages - tome 1,3, 5,6 désolidarisés dos manquant - annotations sur le 1er plat des 9 tomes - coins frottés - gravure en noir et blanc sous serpente en frontispice sur le tome 1 - quelques illustrations en noir et blanc hors texte - coiffe en pied abîmée sur le tome 2,4- quelques rousseurs sans réelle conséquence sur la lecture - plats désolidarisés sur le tome 3 - 1er plat désolidarisé sur le tome 5 - dos fendus sur le tome 7 - coiffes en tête et pied abîmées sur le tome 8 - 2 photos disponibles . Tome 1 : Odes et Ballades I - Tome 2 : odes et ballades II les orientales - Tome 3 : les feuilles d'automne les chants du crépuscule - Tome 4 : les voix intérieures les rayons et les ombres - Tome 5 : les contemplations I autrefois 1830-1843 - Tome 6 : les contemplations II aujourd'hui 1843-1856 - Tome 7 : la légende des siècles I - Tome 8 : la légendes des siècles II. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Rousseurs Classification Dewey : 841-Poésie [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Suggestions in Floral Design

      Cassell, Petter and Galpin, London 1878 - First printing. The book is bound in the original cloth, which is quite worn, rubbed and marked, with some minor tears. The text block is complete with the original endpapers and all 52 plates present, mostly with their respective tissue guards, the plates are in excellent condition, but some are becoming loose and at least one is detached. A large format book, with some beautiful plates, but currently in a slightly distressed state. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fünfzehn Tage auf der Donau.

      Wien, Hof- und Staatsdruckerei 1878.. XI, 310 S., Lederband d.Zt. mit Rückengoldpräg., Rücken u. Deckel mit verg. Streicheisenleisten u. Blindpressung, Rundum-Goldschnitt. Moirepapier-Vorsatzbl., an den Rändern schmal leimschattig. Innen sehr gut u. fleckenfrei, Einband am ob. Gelenk ca. 20 mm eingerissen, ansonsten solide und sehr dekorativ. Titelbl. mit verblasstem Eignerstemp. "F.M.L. Bar Mondel", Spiegel mit dem von A. Cossmann rad. Exlibris für Paul Anton Keller. Mit dem schwungvollen hs. Namenszug >Rudolf< in schwarzer Tinte auf dem Vortitelbl.. Erste Ausgabe.

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        New Greece. With Maps Specially Prepared For This Work.

      London & Paris Cassell Petter and Galpin() 1878 - EA. 22 x 14 cm. XV, 423 P. Original Cloth with gilt back. Used, blotchy and partly lightly torn. Preface: After half a century of existence, the New Greece created by England, France, and Russia, reckoning up her achievemenst and acquisitions, can find little further cause for gratitutde to her earlier patrons. She may boast of a considerable development, political as well as material; but save the annexation of the Ionian Islands, she has received no extension, and no great encouragement, from any of the European Powers. She has been left very much to her own devices; but she has been speddily snubbed whenever these devices tended towards the completion of the work of 1830. Europe has borne hardly upon New Greece; and England most hardly of all. .My object in the following pages is to bring together and pass under review the many reasons which have been, or may be, urged on behalf of the Hellenic claims. The Greek Question is one of the most important of those which now agitate the public mind. Instead of settling it, the Congress of Berlin has given it increased urgency; and the occasion seemsa to justify a re-statement of the problem, etc.; - Contents: Part I. Introductory Chapter. Greece and the Congress.; Chapter I. The General Character and Resources of Greece./ Chapter II. Greek Education and Genius./ Chapter III. Literature and Folk-Lore./ Chapter IV. Constitution and Government./ Chapter V. Greek Finance./ Chapter VI. Public Order and Justice./ Chapter VII. Trade and Commerce./ Chapter VIII. Agriculture./ Chapter IX. Public Works. - Part II. The Establishment of New Greece./ Chapter I. The European Community./ Chapter II. Panslavism and Panhellensim./ Chapter III. Greek Nationality./ Chapter IV. Causes of the Insurrection of 1821./ Chapter V. The War of Independence./ Chapter VI. The Appeal to Europe./ Chapter VII. European Intervention./ Chapter VIII. Establishment of the Kingdom./ Chapter IX. Greece under the Bavarians./ Chapter X. English Constraint of Greece./ Appendix.; - With 2 folded Maps. - Paper bronzy, with library label, abrasion visible (label) on inside cover, back cover inside fixed with a strip of textile, block broken, a few pages lightly blotchy, otherwise in clean condition. Rare ! 1.100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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