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      1878. SCHIAPARELLI, G. V. "OSSERVAZIONI ASTRONOMICHE E FISICHE SULL'ASSE DI ROTAZIONE E SULLA TOPOGRAFIA DEL PIANETA MARTE: fatte nella Reale Specola di Brera in Milano coll'equatoriale di Merz durante l'opposizione del 1877." First printing. Contained in Atti della R. Accademia dei Lincei, Anno CCLXXV, 1877-1878. Serie Terza. Memorie Della Classe Di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali. Volume II. Roma: Coi Tipi del Salviucci, 1878. Illustrated with five lithographs, including a double-page areographic map, a map of the southern hemisphere, and a color plate showing four views of Mars. pp. 308-439. Text and plates are clean and fresh, although lightly toned at edges. Thick 4to. (1145 pp.) bound in green pebbled cloth, with series title stamped at spine. Small chips at crown and the lower joint is just starting; light soiling overall. During the great opposition of Mars in 1877 Schiaparelli observed the planet thoroughly using a Merz refractor; this exceptional instrument allowed Schiaparelli to detect even the smallest surface features which had been overlooked in earlier oppositions by larger telescopes. In drawing a complete picture of the areographic positions of the fundamental points for the construction of an accurate map, he stated that the interpretation of the phenomena observed on Mars was still largely hypothetical, varying among observers even when they saw the same details. He was the first to classify the features as "seas" and "continents." (But it was Secchi who first used the term "canal" in his observations of 1859.) Although Schiaparelli understood that the features he observed on Mars were stable, he was cautious in drawing conclusions on the nature of the surface of the atmosphere until he could establish that the seas, continents, and canals were identifiable with analogous terrestrial forms. (DSB).

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        Odds and Ends. Vol. 1, Nos. 2 & 3

      F.L. Horn Mattoon, Il.: F.L. Horn. April and May, 1878. One quarto leaf folded to make four pages, apparently paginated with the previous issue: (1)6-8. A small stain on the first page, else fine. An "amateur" newspaper, on page 7 (or the third page of the newspaper) is an advertisement that reads as follows: "Base Ball Cards! 25 for 20 cts. Special rates to clubs. State position and name of club when ordering. Agents wanted! Send 3 ct. stamp for samples. Franklin L. Horn, Mattoon, Ills." Within our own little circle of baseball scholars and enthusiasts debate rages over the meaning of this little advertisement, with some convinced that this is an advertisement for business or trade cards, others that it indicates a previously unknown series of amateur baseball cards, and still others believing it was an advertisement for a stillborn project proposed by the printer, with no takers. The meaning of "baseball cards" is somewhat fluid. A few cabinet photographs were issued in the 1850s, and the sporting goods company Peck and Snyder issued a few cabinet photograph cards of teams in 1869-1870; but the first use of the term to indicate what we now consider "baseball cards" usually refers to mass produced player cards issued with tobacco products in the mid-1880s. Odds and Ends is an example of an "amateur newspaper," part of a movement that started around 1805 and continued, with fits and starts, until the Great Depression, with the "golden age" of the movement between 1870-1880, and beginning in 1867, with the invention of an inexpensive "novelty press." This item might provide a vital missing link to the study of early cards, or just be a dead-end in the evolutionary development of the hobby. At any rate, a fascinating and thought provoking item. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Annuario della nobilta' italiana. pisa, 1878-91.

      Dodici volumi di cm. 13, pp. 500-700 circa ciascuno. Con molti stemmi in cromolitografia su tavole f.t. Leg. uniforme in tela rossa editoriale con titoli in oro al dorso ed ai piatti. Poche fioritura alle carte, ottimo stato di conservazione generale. Disponibile un raro insieme di almanacchi a partire dal primo anno di pubblicazione (1878) al 1891. Nella sequenza d'apparizione mancano i due volumi apparsi nel 1882-83 (riferentesi quindi al 1883-84). Non comune, soprattutto in tale, ottimo stato di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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      Pianta di Milano in litografia a colori (mm. 510 x 515, più larghi margini), entro cornice moderna in legno nero e oro (mm. 712x712). Ben conservata.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Erânische Alterthumskunde von Fr. Spiegel. Erster Band: Geographie, Ethnographie und älteste Geschichte; Zweiter Band: Religion. Geschichte bis zum Tode Alexanders des Grossen; Dritter Band: Geschichte, Staats- und Familienleben. Wissenschaft und Kunst; Mit vollständigem Register über alle drei Bände, 3 Bände (vollständig),

      [XII, 760]; [XII, 632]; [IV, 863 (1)] Seiten, 8° (22,5 x 15 cm), Interimseinbände. Friedrich Spiegel (1820-1905), namhafter deutscher Orientalist, Iranforscher und bedeutender Kenner der Zarathustrischen Lehre. In den hier vorliegenden drei Bänden findet sich sozusagen die Summe seiner Forschungsarbeiten. - Einbandpapiere teils eingerissen und geknickt. Buchblöcke des ersten und dritten Bandes zweifach gebrochen. Unbeschnittene Exemplare. Die letzten acht Blätter des dritten Bandes im Bereich der Innenstege stärker eingerissen (mit geringem Textverlust). Blätter teils leicht gedunkelt. Buchblöcke sonst in sauberem Zustand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kretzer - www.bibliotheca-th]
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        Catalogue of the Library at Brook House Park Lane belonging to Sir Dudley Coutts Majoribanks, Baronet of Guisachan, M. P

      London: Chiswick Press 1878 [London: Chiswick Press], 1878. (COUTTS MAJORIBANKS, SIR DUDLEY) First edition, ONE OF 25 COPIES ARE PRINTED BY CHARLES WHITTINGHAM, of the Chiswick Press, London. 8vo. 279 pp. Contemporary red morocco, a.e.g. Hinges tender. Cloth slipcase. With the bookplates of Coutts Majoribanks and H.P. Kraus . Collector's own copy with his shelf locations marked opposite entries and interleaved

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        Menschliches, allzumenschliches. Ein Buch für freie Geister. Dam Andenken Voltaire's geweiht zur Gedächtnis-Feier seines Todestages, des 30. Mai 1778.

      Chemitz, Schmeitzner, 1878. Lex 8vo. Contemporary black full cloth with gilt line-decoration and lettering to spine. Some brownspotting to end-papers and first and last leaves, but otherwise very nice and clean. Small stamp to title-page. Annotations to front pasted-down end-paper. Without the initial half-title, but with the advertisement-leaf and the eere-correction that was cut out and pasted in by Schmeitzner over enon of the word menon to spell meere, on p. 290. (6), 377, (1), (2, -advertisements) pp.. The scarce first edition, first issue, of the work in which Nietzsche the philosopher comes into being, his seminal Human, All Too Human, according to Nietzsche himself, his most important book, by many considered his first actual philosophical work, a book that marks a turning point in his philosophical style and that, while reinforcing his friendship with Rée, also ends his friendship with the anti-Semitic Wagner, who comes under attack in a thinly-disguised characterization of the artist.'' (SEP).The present work is also the first of Nietzsche's Books, on the title-page of which he is listed merely by his name, not followed by Prof.The highly controversial philosophical masterpiece, Human, All Too Human, that Nietzsche according to himself began writing in August 1876, is, together with The Birth of Tragedy, the work that is surrounded by the most drama. Not only does the story of the beginning of the work differ, due to the wish to signal certain personal opinions and relationships, but the title of the work also allegedly changed quite a lot. Whatever the original starting date or title, Human, All Too Human, signaled a redical departure in style and content from anything that Nietzsche had previously written, indicating a new direction that was to continue for his next five books. (Schaberg, p. 55). The history of the actual printing of the book and the conditions and discussions that surrounded it are fairly complicated, however, in the end, the book appeared as Nietzsche had wanted it, except that the publisher persuaded him not to publish it pseudonomously or anonomously. What he didn't want, and might not have expected, were the horribly low sales-numbers. Out of the 1.000 printed copies, only 120 copies were actually sold, and in 1886 the 551 remainders were sold to Fritsch for use in a new edition, making the actual number of the present first edition merely 449.Nietzsche's friends responded in various ways, but the highly positive reactions were limited to Gast and only three other people. Paul Rée, as expected, thought the book was brilliant... The negative reactions were far more widespread... Nietzsche's former supporters and readers were not prepared to accept the stylistic and philosophical about-face and the book's poor sales reflected this rejection (Schaberg, p. 63-64). It is also to be noted that the book was banned in Russia.In his Ecco Homo, Nietzsche stated that ''Human, All Too Human is the monument of a crisis, referring both to the important change in his formerly so close friendship with Wagner as well as to his general situation (he had to resign as professor in Basel the following year and his health deteriorating) and the end of his former philosophical period (also meaning the beginning of a new). ''Human, All Too Human represents a coming of age for Nietzsche the man./ It is a coming of age for Nietzsche the philosopher as well... [it] marks the beginning of a second period in Nietzsche's philosophy, for in it he rejects decisively the romanticism that had characterized his first major work... (Marion Faber's Introduction to the 1986 English translation of the work, p. (XXI)).Schaberg no. 29

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        George Silverman's Explanation.

      Brighton: Southern Publishing Company. [1878] Orig. pink wraps; rusted at staple, otherwise v.g.Originally published in the Atlantic Monthly for January, February and March 1868, this is a pirated edition and the only appearance in book form.

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