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        Unser Deutsches Land und Volk. Vaterländische Bilder aus Natur, Geschichte, Industrie und Volksleben des Deutschen Reiches. Zweite, gänzlich umgestaltete Auflage. - [11 Bände].

      Spamer, Leipzig 1878 - 1878-1886. 11 Bände (von 12), goldgeprägte HLdrbde., marmorierte Deckel, farbiger Blattschnitt, 22 cm. 11 Bände. - Band 1: Bilder aus den deutschen Alpen, dem Alpenvorlande und aus Oberbayern. Band 2: Bilder aus der Schwäbisch-Bayerischen Hochfläche, den Neckar- und Maingegenden. Band 3: Bilder aus den neuen Reichslanden und aus dem südwestlichen Deutschland. Band 4: Bilder aus der Landschaft des Mittelrheins. Band 5: Bilder von Niederrhein. Band 6: Bilder aus dem westlichen Mitteldeutschland. Band 7: Bilder aus dem sächsischen Berglande, der Oberrlausitz und den Ebenen an der Elbe, Elster und Saale. Band 8: Bilder aus dem Gebirge und Berglande von Schlesien und den Ebenen in Posten von der Oder bis zur Weichsel. Band 9: Bilder aus der Mark Brandenburg vornehmlich der Reichshauptstadt. Band 10: Bilder von den deutschen Nordseeküsten und aus dem westlichen Tiefland. Band 11: Bilder aus den deutschen Küstenländern der Ostsee. - Es fehlt der 1891 erschienene 12. Band (Richter: Vaterlandskunde). - Etwas berieben und bestoßen, die vorderen fliegenden Vorsätze teils mit montierten Reihentiteln. Erste und letzte Seiten teils gering fleckig. Sonst und insgesamt gute Exemplare. 6002 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        Atlas Universel de Géographie Ancienne, Moderne et du Moyen Age IN FRANZÖSISCHER SPRACHE mit zahlreichen Original-Umschlägen der Einzel-Lieferungen und de dazugehörigen Karten-Beschreibungen (diese teilweise mit leichten Randläsuren

      mit 43 doppelblattgroßen farbigen Karten, davon 3 doppelt und 2 mit identischem Kartenausschnitt aber aus verschiedenen Jahren 37x57, dunkle illustrierte O Ln-Mappe SEHR SELTENER UND GESUCHTER ATLAS IN DEM UNGEWÖHNLICHEN UNGEBUNDENEN ORIGINAL-ZUSTAND. Folgende doppelblattgroßen Karten sind enthalten: 1. Géographie astronomique (1878) 2 . Constellations célestes de deux Hemisphères/Système solaire/Constellations de la zone equatoriale (1885) 3. Région polaire arctique (1885) 4. Région polaire antarctique (1883) France en 6 Feuilles: 5. Feuille I (1888) (2 Exemplare) 6. Feuille II (1888) 7. Feuille III (1889) 8. Feuille IV (1894) (2 Exemplare) 9. Italie Méridionale (1887) 10. Suisse (1885) 11. Belgique et Luxembourg (1886) 12. Pays Bas mit Teilplänen von Amsterdam, Rotterdam und La Haye (1885) 13. Rayaume - uni de Gr.de -Bretagne et DIrland. Feuille I (1880) 14. Rayaume - uni de Gr.de -Bretagne et DIrland. Feuille II (1880) 15. Suède, Norvège, Danemark. Feuille I (1884) 16. Suède, Norvège, Danemark. Feuille II (1886) 17. Europe centrale (1892) (2 Exemplare) 18. Empire Russe (Asie Septentrionale) (1897) 19. Russie Occidentale et Roumanie (1883) 20. Empire Ottoman: Feuilles Nord-Ouest (1884) 21. Turquie DEurope (1893) (Ausschnitt identisch mit der vorangegangen Karte) 22. Afrique physique (1886) Afrique en 3 feuilles: 23. Feuille I Nord-Quest (1894) 24. Feuille II Nord-Est (1893) 25.Feuille III Sud (1892) 26. Amérique Septentrionale (1891) 27. Puissance du Canada (1889) 28. Mexique (1884) 29. Amérique centrale (1893) 30. Antilles (1888) 31. Amérique centrale (1886) 32. Amérique centrale (1893) (Ausschnitt identisch mit der vorangegangen Karte) Amérique du Sud en 5 feuilles. 33. Feuille I Nord-Quest (1895) 34. Feuille II Nord-Est (1894) 35. Feuille III Quest (1893) 36. Feuille V Sud (1891) 37. Océanie (Carte générale) (1887) 38. Australie (1889) 39. Principaux archipels DOceanie (1885) 40. Monde Connu des Grecs avant Alexandre (1880). Teils auf der Rückseite handschriftlich in Deutsch bezeichnet. Papier teilweise altersgemäß gebräunt, vereinzelt mit minimalen Randläsuren.

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        Money

      1878. First Edition . WALKER, Francis. Money. London: Macmillan, 1878. Octavo, original red cloth. $1500.First edition of this work on money supply and international bimetallism, in original cloth.In this widely influential series of lectures Walker addresses the money supply question, a topic of vital importance during an era of continued industrial expansion. Money, Walker argues, includes banknotes and anything else used as a medium of exchange. He urges countries to adopt the system of international bimetallism (the use of silver and gold) as the truest path towards fiscal responsibility. In addition to these and other theoretical contributions, Walker helped to systematize and greatly improve the teaching of economics while president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ""Unquestionably the most prominent and best known of American [economic] writers"" (F.W. Tausig, quoted in DAB X:343-44). Bookplate.Interior quite nice, only minor rubbing and soiling to cloth. A near-fine copy.

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        Herrn Eugen Dühring's Umwälzung der Wissenschaft. Von Friedrich Engels. [I. Philosophie.] II. Politische Oekonomie. Sozialismus.

      Leipzig, Genossenschafts-Buchdruckerei, [1877-]1878. - 8vo. VIII, 274 pp. Contemporary blue cloth. Extremely rare first separate printings of Engels's "Anti-Dühring" (properly, "Mr Eugen Dühring's Revolution in Science"), previously published only in serialized form in the "Vorwärts" between January 1877 and July 1878 and today considered one of the most influential Marxist texts. At the suggestion of Liebknecht, who had his eye on the generally poor socialist readers unwilling to spend the cost of an entire book at one go, the work was then separately released in two fascicules: the first appeared in mid-September 1877, while the second came out together with the book edition in July 1878. The present volume unites these two separate instalments, using the title page of the second and including the preface - issued with the second part - before the first, so as to approximate the appearance of the complete book edition. - Prompted by a need to counter the growing influence of Dühring's anti-Marxist brand of socialism on German social democracy, the polemic was - as Engels wrote to Marx - an attempt "to produce an encyclopedic survey of our conception of the philosophical, natural-science and historical problems". While the term "scientific socialism" was not in fact coined by Engels, it was in this work that he invested it with the meaning as it is generally understood today: by praising it as the most epoch-making achievement of Marx's work and the theoretical expression of the proletarian movement, (pp. 175, 236), Engels here prepared the ground for Marxism as a doctrine. - The preface (usually bound between pp. 120 and 121) is dated "June 1878". As nearly always only one of the two possible title pages is included, namely in this case that of the second instalment, with the heading of part one, "I. Philosophie", supplied in ink by a contemporary owner above the printed caption "II. Politische Oekonomie. Sozialismus" (the book edition was given a new title reading "Philosophie. Politische Oekonomie. Sozialismus"). - The typographical errors have been corrected in the text by a contemporary hand in pencil. Some browning as common due to paper. Very minor rubbing to extremeties; a very good copy. Stammhammer I, 72, 4. Marx/Engels-Erstdrucke 41. Das Werk von Marx und Engels in der Literatur der deutschen Sozialdemokratie 189 & 212 (and cf. 213). Rubel 76. Ex libris Marx/Engels Nrn. 137 (first instalment only, 120 pp., 1877) and 138 (the book edition, 1878, with the new, complete title). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Gesammelte Werke. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von J. Victor Carus. Autorisirte deutsche Ausgabe.

      Stuttgart, Schweizerbart'sche Verlagshandlung (E. Koch), 1875-1878. - Bände 1-12 (von 16). Gr.-8°. Mit 1 Portrait, 7 fotografischen Tafeln und zahlr. Textholzstichen. Halbleinenbände der Zeit. Mischexemplar der ersten deutschen Werkausgabe wie meist ohne die Bände 13 (Das Bewegungsvermögen der Pflanzen) und 14,1 (Die Bildung der Ackererde) sowie der Biographie und den Briefen (Band 14,2 -16). - Einbände berieben und bestossen sowie angestaubt.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Topographapisch-statistisches Lexikon von Steiermark mit historischen Notizen und Anmerkungen - nur Band 1. - A - K.

      Garz, Leykam, 1878 - 812 Seiten Goldprägung am Buchrücken, marmorierter Schnitt, mit 30 original Tonlithographien eine davon aufklappbar diese etwas fleckig, Kanten berieben, Buchrücken oben etwas eingerissen, letzen Seiten etwas locker, sonst guter Zustand Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas Schäfer]
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        Private Chronik] Hollenegg 20/7 [18]69.

      Hollenegg, 1869 - 1878. - o. Pag. [ca. 185 S.]. Priv. Lwd. der Zeit. Handschriftliches Manuskript des zivilen Lebens in Hollenegg, Steiermark. - Ebd. m. Gbrsp. u. fleckig, etw. fingerfleckig, innen leichte Gbrsp. - Dichtbeschriebene Seiten in Kurrent und z. größten Teil in Tinte geschrieben über das ländliche Leben in der Steiermark des ausgehenden 19. Jahrhunderts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1878 - 1878 Original Paperback Wisden, Facsimile Spine, Very Good.

      Hi, This lot is an Original 1878 Wisden Paperback with facsimile spine, The last of the rarer first 15 books. This is in Very Good condition, for the year. The covers are original and less faded than most 1878 which all have a sheen to them (same as in '79) there is a line across the front cover from the top left corner to a third of the way down from the right hand side. It has a couple of light marks too, the rear cover (Oxford vs Cambridge which is incorrect in many facsimiles) is in very good condition. Internally very nice indeed, a small amount of foxing to the odd page and red speckles to the page block. A very nice first 15 Wisden.

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        Trattato di anatomia descrittiva con pi di 1000 figure colorate e nere intercalate nel testo . Vol. I - Osteologia - Artrologia; Vol. II - Miologia - Angiologia; Vol. III - Nevrologia ed organi dei sensi; Vol. IV - Splancnologia

      Dekten & Rocholl 1878-1880, Napoli - 728; 897; 901; 950 con ill. n.t. p. 4 voll in-8

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        Anna Karenina [titre en russe]

      1878 - 3 volumes in-8, 369 + 493 p. Moscou, T. Ris, 1878, , 3 volumes in-8, 369 + 493 p. et [1] ff. blanc + 413 p. [1] ff. blanc, demi-basane marbrée postérieure, dos lisses avec ex-libris doré en pied, Première édition en librairie et première édition complète du texte. Rédigé à partir de 1873, Anna Karénine a paru initialement sous forme de feuilleton de 1875 à 1877 dans la revue Ruskii Vestnik. Son succès phénoménal étonna Tolstoï lui-même. Mais, en raison d'une brouille entre l'auteur et l'éditeur Mikhail Katkov, la livraison finale ne fut pas publiée. Les lecteurs durent attendre la publication en librairie pour connaître la fin de ce beau roman, l'un des plus grands chefs-d'oeuvre de la littérature russe, à propos duquel Dostoïevski écrivit : "[.] Anna Karénine, en tant qu'oeuvre d'art, est une perfection [.] et une perfection à laquelle rien ne peut se comparer dans les littératures européennes modernes". Anna Karénine est aussi la dernière oeuvre littéraire de Tolstoï qui, depuis la publication de Guerre et Paix en 1869, tente de se consacrer à la vie rurale et à l'éducation des paysans, en se tenant éloigné de ce qu'il appelle "la dégoûtante littérature et les littérateurs" qui lui ont pourtant valu tous les honneurs. Exemplaire provenant d'une famille de russes blancs émigrée en France, relié ultérieurement et frappé, en pied des dos, des initiales de l'un des descendants : P. E. pour P. Evdokinoff. Dos frottés. Quelques auréoles et rousseurs, de rares surcharges au crayon, quelques feuillets légèrement dentelés. Lacune angulaire au dernier feuillet du tome I, renforcée au revers, avec perte de texte. Harvard, The Kilgour Collection of Russian Literature, n° 1196. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Yakoob Beg; Athalik Ghazi, and Badaulet, Ameer of Kashgar.

      London: W. H. Allen & Co., 1878 - Octavo. Original red cloth, rebacked with the original spine laid down, title gilt to spine, blind panelling to the boards, dun surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed at the extremities, perhaps a quarter of an inch lacking head and tail of the spine, hinges slightly cracked, light toning, overall a very good copy. Folding coloured map frontispiece. First edition of this uncommon life of this "remarkable Muslim adventurer" (Hopkirk, The Great Game, p. 322) from Piskent, Kokand – now Uzbekistan – who became ruler of Kashgaria. He signed treaties of amity and commerce with both Russia and Britain, but crucially failed to get them to support him against the Chinese. He died in 1877, after his army had been routed by the Emperor's invasion force – "whose leisurely progress included the planting and harvesting of its own crops", taking three years to reach Kashgar – most likely the victim of a poison plot: "Four of Yakoob's sons and two of his grandsons fell into the hands of the Chinese. One son was beheaded, one grandson died, and the rest were sentenced to be castrated and sent as slaves to the soldiers on the Amoor" (Giles, A Chinese Biographical Dictionary). The author was one of the founders, and First editor, of the Asiatic Quarterly Review and a leading publicist of Empire and Asian affairs. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        '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'. Estratto dall' Appendice alle Memorie della Società degli Spettroscopisti Italiani, 1878, vol. VII.

      First separate edition. 4to. pp. 19; one folding "Mappa Areographica" of Mars; map creased, central vertical crease to text, else very good, bound with 11 other offprints and pamphlets on astronomy and mathematics, contemporary cloth, spine renewed. From the library of George H. Darwin with his ownership inscription to flyleaf.

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        La Ilustración Católica. Revista Semanal de Ciencias, Artes y Literatura. Director: Manuel Pérez Villamil. [Año II, Número 1 (Julio de 1878) hasta Año VI, Número 48 (Julio de 1882)].

      Madrid, Imprenta HispanoFilipina (y) Tipografía Gutenberg, 1878-1882. Cuatro volúmenes en gran folio, con numerosas ilustraciones litográficas entre el texto. Impresión a doble columna. Encuadernación uniforme en media piel, de la época.

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        A course of operative surgery. . . .

      Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1878. 1st edition. folio.viii, 130pp. With 20 hand-colored lithographed plates after drawings by J.B. Leveille. 283 x 202mm. Contemporary half morocco, gilt, rubbed, front hinge needs repair, tear in free-endpaper. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. One of the great teachers of anatomy and surgery in England, Heath was known world-wide via his textbooks-for example, his 'Operative Surgery' had a Japanese edition in the 1880's.

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        Records of Shelley, Byron, and the Author

      London: Basil Montagu Pickering, 1878, 1878. Second edition, with additions. NCBEL III, 1307. Edges a little rubbed, with the boards showing at the tips; very good copy.. 2 vols, 8vo, original black cloth, gilt lettering. Two frontis portraits and three plates. Trelawny's memoirs of his famous fellow romantics are considered invaluable and colorful, but to be treated with caution. This was first published in 1858 as Recollections of the Last Days of Byron and Shelley and is here reissued with a new preface and additions.

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        Kenning's Masonic Cyclopaedia and Handbook of Masonic Archaelogy, History and Biography. Edited by The Rev. A. F. A. Woodford, M.A. P.G.C. of England .

      George Kenning. Hardcover. B008DYIZ8E 1878, hardback in blue cloth board covers with intricate gilded design, 665 pages | covers are generally clean and bright, with vibrant gilding; outer edge of back board appears to have suffered a water spill, resulting in some fading - please see image; backstrip is a little darkened and shows light shelf wear at top and tail, but minimal for a title of this age and genre; small unidentified mark on back board, adjacent to backstrip title panel - please see image | spine is sound and square | interior is clean, with only slight yellowing due to age; no foxing; no name or notes; endpapers are clean and intact over hinges' rear endpaper shows tidemark from spill as per back cover, but so faint as to be barely discernible, and unlikely to detract from reading enjoyment | altogether, a superior copy of this very rare title | professional booksellers based in the UK | we package with great care and usually dispatch within 24hrs, always within two working days | please request scans or further information on any of our listings, which are all in stock and ready to be dispatched . Very Good.

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        Gwendolen : A Sequel To George Eliot's Daniel Deronda

      Boston: Ira Bradley and Company,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1878. Hardcover. Attributed to Anna Clay Beecher from ed. Published by W. F. Gill, also in 1878, as: Gwendolen, or, Reclaimed. Copyright date from verso of t. P. "Review of Daniel Deronda, from the North American Review, January, 1877." , p. 5-23. Description: 312, [2] pages (last 2 pages blank) ; 20 cm. 19th century literature, rarities Victorian novels . Green cloth, gilt lettering, light wear to head and foot of spine, slight lean, sound and clean. ; 0 .

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        Records of Shelley, Byron, and the Author

      London: Basil Montagu Pickering, 1878, 1878. Second edition, with additions. NCBEL III, 1307. Edges a little rubbed, with the boards showing at the tips; very good copy.. 2 vols, 8vo, original black cloth, gilt lettering. Two frontis portraits and three plates. Trelawny's memoirs of his famous fellow romantics are considered invaluable and colorful, but to be treated with caution. This was first published in 1858 as Recollections of the Last Days of Byron and Shelley and is here reissued with a new preface and additions.

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        Die Arabischen Handschriften der Herzoglichen Bibliothek Zu Gotha. Auf Befehl Sr. Hoheit des Herzogs Ernst II von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha verzeichnet.

      Gotha: Friedrich Andreas Perthes, 1878-92 - 5 volumes, octavo (231 × 150 mm). Near-contemporary black half morocco, marbled boards, title gilt to spines, edges sprinkled, turquoise endpapers, original wrappers bound in. From the library of British Arabist and colonial agent Col. S. B. Miles (1838–1914), with printed bookplates noting his widow's bequest of the collection to Bath Public Library in 1920, and associated manuscript shelf-marks and blind-stamps as usual. Light shelf wear, pale browning, occasional small blind stamps, a scatter of foxing fore-edge, front and back only, a very good set. German and Arabic text. First editions. Uncommon in complete state, OCLC shows perhaps fewer than 20 sets completing worldwide; Copac lists just two: SOAS and Glasgow, the Oxford set lacking the much later fifth volume; no other copies traced at auction. The five volumes comprise the catalogue of the extraordinary collection of Arabic manuscripts at the ducal library at Gotha, most of which were originally purchased on behalf of Augustus, duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg by the German Orientalist Urlich Jaspar Seetzen (1767–1811) during his residence and travels in Constantinople, Aleppo, Damascus, Jerusalem and Cairo. The compiler Wilhelm Pertsch (1832–1899) had studied oriental languages in Berlin and Tübingen, with a nine-month Studienreise taking in Paris, London and Oxford. He began work at the ducal library at Schloss Friedenstein in 1855, the start of nearly 25 years spent working with the more than 3,000 Oriental manuscripts in the library, which eventually resulted in the five volumes offered here, as well as another three covering the Persian and Turkish collections. Pertsch was also responsible for listing the Persian and Turkish manuscripts in the Prussian State Library in Berlin. In 1879 he was appointed chief librarian at Gotha and in 1883 made director of the scientific works at Friedenstein; he was also made an honorary member of the Berlin, Leipzig and Göttingen Academies of Science. Pertsch's reputation rests upon his exemplary catalogues of the oriental manuscripts at Gotha and Berlin. This important collection remains intact at the Forschungsbibliothek Burg Friedenstein. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        In the Time of Constantine - Alma-Tadema, 1878.

      IN THE TIME OF CONSTANTINEEts van de hand van Leopold L?wenstam naar het schilderij (Opus CXCII) uit 1878 van Sir Lawrence (Lourens) Alma-Tadema. Later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 14,5 x 20,5 cm.Twee Romeinse senatoren leren een Schotse terri?r op te zitten. Doorkijkend naar de achtergrond zien we een fontein. De letters CONS refereren aan de triomfboog van Constantijn die op het schilderij de achtergrond staat. Op de ets is deze weg gelaten.Ook een beeld bovenop de muur waarvoor de heren zitten staat niet op de ets. Het is de Spinario, het geliefde en vaak gekopieerde beeld van de jongen die een doorn uit z?n voet haalt.Prenten van Alma-Tadema?s werk vonden hun weg naar een breed publiek van liefhebbers en kenners. Het ging daarbij niet alleen om reproducties naar werken van de schilder Alma-Tadema, maar tevens om werken van individuele prentmakers gespecialiseerd in verschillende technieken. Deze individuele interpretaties waren, zoals gebruikelijk, in kwalitatief verschillende staten en gedrukt op verschillend papier. Per prent werden soms verschillende exemplaren aangeboden, uiteraard voor verschillende prijzen. Zo was er van In the Time of Constantine zowel een gravure van Auguste Blanchard als deze ets van Leopold L?wenstam.Prijs: ?575,- (incl. lijst).

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        MORMONISM UNVEILED; OR THE LIFE AND CONFESSIONS OF THE LATE MORMON BISHOP, JOHN D. LEE; EMBRACING A HISTORY OF MORMONISM FROM ITS INCEPTION DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME, WITH AN EXPOSITION OF THE SECRET HISTORY, SIGNS, SYMBOLS AND CRIMES OF THE MORMON CHURCH. ALSO THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE HORRIBLE BUTCHERY KNOWN AS THE MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE.

      St. Louis: Bryan, Brand & Company, 1878., 1878. First edition. Later printing. Originally published in 1877. 8vo. Cloth, Black ink and gold stamping on front and rear covers, rear panel blind stamped, xiv, 15 -406 [2] pp., frontis. [portrait], publisher's preface, introductory, illustrated, plates, portraits, appendix, advertisements. The life of John D. Lee, the secrets of the Mormon Church that he shared, and his part in the infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre, for which he was shot by a firing squad. Six Guns 1311 says, "Tells about Lee's criminal life, his trial and execution." Light wear to spine ends, else very good copy. HOWES L209. SIX GUNS 1311. GRAFF 2441.

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        Old Times on the Mississippi. By Mark Twian. [Together With]: A Literary Nightmare by Mark Twain. [Together With]: Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion by Mark Twain

      Rose Belford 1878 - Ist Canadian edition, likely pirate,binding worn corners bumped. TWAIN, Mark. Old Times on the Mississippi. By Mark Twian. [Together With]: A Literary Nightmare by Mark Twain. [Together With]: Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion by Mark Twain. : Rose-Belford & Co., 1878. 1878. Hardcover. First Canadian edition to contain these three titles. Unrecorded. (Three books issued together by the publisher with "Old Times" and "Rambling Notes" having their own titlepage. 8vo., orig. blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine Literary Nightmare is paginated continuously with "Old Times." Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA MÉTHODE GRAPHIQUE DANS LES SCIENCES EXPÉRIMENTALES.; ET PARTICULIÈREMENT EN PHYSIOLOGIE ET EN MÉDECINE

      G. Masson, Paris 1878 - 8vo., xix, 673 pp., errata, 348 illustrations from charts, graphs, and drawings. Publisher's red cloth, titled in black ink on the upper cover and spine. There is faint foxing on the foredge, a slight smudge to the red cloth near the lower corner of the front cover and slight creasing at the board tips only. A very good and bright copy. [with] Marey, E.J. LA MÉTHODE GRAPHIQUE DANS LES SCIENCES EXPÉRIMENTALES. Augumenté d'un supplément sur LE DÉVELOPEMENT DE LA MÉTHODE GRAPHIQUE PAR LA PHOTOGRAPHIE. Paris: G. Masson, 1885. Deuxième Tirage. 8vo., [iii], xix, 673 pp., errata, 383 illustrations; [supplement] vi, [i], 52 pp., 35 illustrations. Original printed wrappers which are lacking a portion from the front panel with the partial loss of a single letter "L" from the title; scattered foxing and minor wear. Marey pioneered the use of graphic recording systems and devices, many of his own manufacture, to record data that was not possible merely by observation. He applied his methodology to the respiratory, circulatory and musculature systems, the study of human and animal locomotion, etc., notating in detail his findings and the sources from which he built upon. He conceived "of the body as an animate machine run by a complex motor whose functions could be reduced to the newly discovered laws of thermodynamics - Marey chose to study the body's most manifest form of energy: movement." The implications of his work "changed how the working body was conceived and how it was represented in both the social and aesthetic domains. He provided a scientific basis for developing the endurance of the soldier, and for the creation of a national physical education program in France. His instruments were used to analyze worker's movements and even to rationalize a physiological basis for psychology." see: Braun, Marta, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY, p. 890 - 891. It was these graphic methods that lead Marey to his invention of the chronophotograph, the precursor of cinematography, which he enumerates and illustrates in his important supplement to the second edition. Roosens and Salu 6827. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Six months in Ascension. An Unscientific Account of a Scientific Expedition. With a Map. 1 st ed.

      London, Murray 1878. 285 pp. + 24 p. ads. Publ.'s full brown cloth. Inner hinges broken, edges discoloured. Head and tail of spine frayed. Upper margin (2 mm.) waterstained throughout. Rare. "In 1877 David Gill and his wife travelled  to measure the solar parallax by observing Mars.  He redetermined the distance to the sun to such precision that his value was used for almanacs until 1968."

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        Die Arabischen Handschriften der Herzoglichen Bibliothek Zu Gotha.

      Gotha: Friedrich Andreas Perthes,, 1878-92. Auf Befehl Sr. Hoheit des Herzogs Ernst II von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha verzeichnet. 5 volumes, octavo (231 × 150 mm). Near-contemporary black half morocco, marbled boards, title gilt to spines, edges sprinkled, turquoise endpapers, original wrappers bound in. German and Arabic text. From the library of British Arabist and colonial agent Col. S. B. Miles (1838–1914), with printed bookplates noting his widow's bequest of the collection to Bath Public Library in 1920, and associated manuscript shelf-marks and blind-stamps as usual. Light shelf wear, pale browning, occasional small blind stamps, a scatter of foxing fore-edge, front and back only, a very good set. First editions. Uncommon in complete state, OCLC shows perhaps fewer than 20 sets completing worldwide; Copac lists just two: SOAS and Glasgow, the Oxford set lacking the much later fifth volume; no other copies traced at auction. The five volumes comprise the catalogue of the extraordinary collection of Arabic manuscripts at the ducal library at Gotha, most of which were originally purchased on behalf of Augustus, duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg by the German Orientalist Urlich Jaspar Seetzen (1767–1811) during his residence and travels in Constantinople, Aleppo, Damascus, Jerusalem and Cairo. The compiler Wilhelm Pertsch (1832–1899) had studied oriental languages in Berlin and Tübingen, with a nine-month Studienreise taking in Paris, London and Oxford. He began work at the ducal library at Schloss Friedenstein in 1855, the start of nearly 25 years spent working with the more than 3,000 Oriental manuscripts in the library, which eventually resulted in the five volumes offered here, as well as another three covering the Persian and Turkish collections. Pertsch was also responsible for listing the Persian and Turkish manuscripts in the Prussian State Library in Berlin. In 1879 he was appointed chief librarian at Gotha and in 1883 made director of the scientific works at Friedenstein; he was also made an honorary member of the Berlin, Leipzig and Göttingen Academies of Science. Pertsch's reputation rests upon his exemplary catalogues of the oriental manuscripts at Gotha and Berlin. This important collection remains intact at the Forschungsbibliothek Burg Friedenstein.

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        Vinificacion. Ideas culminantes. Sacadas de la obra publicada por Mr. Vergnette Lamotte ordenadas al Español por D. M. de S.

      Impreta y lbreria de Manuel Oliva Serra, La Bisbal 1878 - First Spanish edition. In publisher's wrappers, printed in blue. 23, (1) p. Unrecorded, abridged Spanish translation of Vergnette-Lamotte's famous work on wine (Le vin; Paris, 1867). Alfred de Vergnette de Lamotte (1806-1886) was a French landowner and wine maker. He was an advocator of the method, along with Pasteur, of heating the wine before bottling, not just to preserve but also to improve it. Scarce, undocumented booklet. We could not trace any copies in institutional holdings. Uncut copy. Pages toned. Otherwise clean, in fine condition. In publisher's wrappers, printed in blue [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Die Raubvögel Deutschlands und des angrenzenden Mitteleuropas. Darstellung und Beschreibung der in Deutschland und dem angrenzenden Mitteleuropa vorkommenden Raubvögel; allen Naturfreunden besonders der deutschen Jägerei gewidmet. [German Birds of Prey - including Falcons / Falcon / Falconry] [Inklusive Falknerei]

      Tafelband in Originalausgabe / Der 1876 erschienene Text in Faksimile. 2 Bände (Text - und Tafelband). Cassel, Theodor Fischer, 1878. Textband in Oktavo / Tafelband in Folio. Mit 60 chromolithographischen Tafeln. Olwd.-Mappe mit Goldpräg. Original Hardcover (Grünes Verlagsleinen mit Goldprägung). Wichtige ornithologische Publikation mit interessanten Abbildungen von Falken (Jagdfalken) sowie Zubehör (Falkenkappen, Federspiel und Falknertaschen) - Einige Gebrauchsspuren an der Originalleinenmappe. Die Tafeln nahezu alle in exzellenter Erhaltung. Wenige Tafeln mit einigen Stockfleckchen. Der Textband in sehr guter Erhaltung. / Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Very important ornithological publication with german and other european birds of prey / raptors - among the illustrations also numerous Falcons and material related to Falconry / (Falco / Falcon). With 60 beautiful illustrations in Folio. The illustrations in single sheets (for possible framing). The Textvolume in facsimile - the Volume with plates is the original (NOT a Reprint). [Nissen, IVB 782. Anker 422, Schwerdt 11, 137 ff.] Plates with bilingual lettering in Latin and German / Tafeln zweisprachig (Latein und Deutsch).nnThe plates include: Buteo vulgaris / Pernis apivorus / Astur palumbarius / Milvus regalis / Circus aeruginosus / Buteo ferox / Elanus melanopterus (Falkenmilan) / Falco cabdicans (Isländischer Jagdfalke) / Falco articus (Holböll - Grönländischer Jagdfalke) / Falco Gyrfalco (Norwegischer Jagdfalke) / Falco saqer - (Würgfalke) / Falco Feldeggii (Feldeggs - Falke / Falco peregrinus (Wanderfalke) / Jagdfalke auf der Faust / Falkenklappen, federspiel und Falknertaschen / Falco subbuteo (Lerchenfalke) / Falco Eleonorae (Eleonorenfalke) / Falco aesalon (Merlinfalke) / Falco tinnunculus (Thurmfalke / Turmfalke) / Falco cenebris (Röthelfalke) / Falco rufipes (Rothfussfalke) / Aquila imperialis (Kaiseradler) / Aquila fulva (Steinadler) / Aquila chrysaetos (Goldadler) / Aquila naevia (Schreiadler) / Aquila orientalis (Steppenadler) / Aquila elanga (Schelladler) / Aquila pennata (Zwergadler) / Haliaetos albicilla (Weissschwänziger Seeadler) / Pandion haliaetos (Fischadler) / Circaetos gallicus (Schlangenadler) / Aquila Bonellii (Bonellis Adler) / Gypaetos barbatus (Bartgeier) / Neophron perenopterus (Ägyptischer Aasgeier)/ Vultur monachus / (Mönchsgeier) / Vultur fulvus (Weissköpfiger Geier) / Strix nivea (Schneeeule / Strix uralensis (Habichtseule) / Strix nisoria (Sperbereule) / Strix scops (Zwergohreule) / Strix pygmaea (Zwergkäuzchen) / Strix bubo (Uhu) / Strix otus (Waldohreule) / Strix brachyotus (Sumpfohreule) / Strix aluco (Waldkauz) / Strix noctua (Steinkauz) / Strix dasypus (Rauhfüssiger Kauz) / Strix flammea (Schleiereule) / Strix lapponica (Lappländische Eule) etc. etc.

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        Afghanistan

      Dehra Dun: Trigonometrical Survey, 1878. 1878. No Binding. VG. Afghanistan, enlarged at the Survey Office Dehra Dun 1878 derived from the 3ed ed Map of Turkestan by the Surveyor General of India. Folding linen backed map hand colored in outline. 33.75x44.25 in. Scale: 24 mi to the inch. Considerable detail of roads, villages, rivers. Incl. adjacent areas in Persia, Beluchistan, Punjab. Covers 1/4 of the Turkestan map. This map attached to rear cover, top cover lacking. Photozincographed at the Superintendent of the Great Trigonoometrical Survey.

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        The Gentleman's Magazine. Volume CCXLII (242), January to June 1878. Edited by Sylvanus Urban, Gentleman.

      - London, Chatto & Windus, 1878. Fort in-8, VI-(2)-760 pp., reliure moderne demi-basane, dos orné. Ex-libris moderne (Claude Jeancolas), tampons de bibliothèque anciens. Contient l'édition originale du poème de Rimbaud "Petits Pauvres" (nombreuses variantes par rapport au poème "Les Effarés" publié en 1870). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        LA MÉTHODE GRAPHIQUE DANS LES SCIENCES EXPÉRIMENTALES.; ET PARTICULIÈREMENT EN PHYSIOLOGIE ET EN MÉDECINE

      Paris: G. Masson, 1878. First edition. 8vo., xix, 673 pp., errata, 348 illustrations from charts, graphs, and drawings. Publisher's red cloth, titled in black ink on the upper cover and spine. There is faint foxing on the foredge, a slight smudge to the red cloth near the lower corner of the front cover and slight creasing at the board tips only. A very good and bright copy. [with] Marey, E.J. LA MÉTHODE GRAPHIQUE DANS LES SCIENCES EXPÉRIMENTALES.... Augumenté d'un supplément sur LE DÉVELOPEMENT DE LA MÉTHODE GRAPHIQUE PAR LA PHOTOGRAPHIE. Paris: G. Masson, 1885. Deuxième Tirage. 8vo., [iii], xix, 673 pp., errata, 383 illustrations; [supplement] vi, [i], 52 pp., 35 illustrations. Original printed wrappers which are lacking a portion from the front panel with the partial loss of a single letter "L" from the title; scattered foxing and minor wear. Marey pioneered the use of graphic recording systems and devices, many of his own manufacture, to record data that was not possible merely by observation. He applied his methodology to the respiratory, circulatory and musculature systems, the study of human and animal locomotion, etc., notating in detail his findings and the sources from which he built upon. He conceived "of the body as an animate machine run by a complex motor whose functions could be reduced to the newly discovered laws of thermodynamics - Marey chose to study the body's most manifest form of energy: movement." The implications of his work "changed how the working body was conceived and how it was represented in both the social and aesthetic domains. He provided a scientific basis for developing the endurance of the soldier, and for the creation of a national physical education program in France. His instruments were used to analyze worker's movements and even to rationalize a physiological basis for psychology." see: Braun, Marta, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY, p. 890 - 891. It was these graphic methods that lead Marey to his invention of the chronophotograph, the precursor of cinematography, which he enumerates and illustrates in his important supplement to the second edition. Roosens and Salu 6827.

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        Hochzeitsreise 2 großfarmatige private Fotoalben von Camill und Anna Kym

       [1878]. mit 19 und 24 Blatt und 67 x 50 (Querformat), braunes blindgeprägtes OHLdr Beeindruckendes, großformatige und prächtig ausgestattete Fotoalben mit Aufnahmen von Gebäuden, Architektur und anderen Sehenswürdigkeiten, teils mit Personen. Die Fotos sind teilweise mit Nummern oder Beschriftungen im Negativ versehen, teilweise tragen sie Prägestempel (\"Brogi), teilweise sind sie mit handschriftlichen Beschreibungen versehen. Der Band 1 enthält Bildern von: Innsbruck und Bozen (5 Fotos ca 25x18 cm und 4 Fotos ca 20x15 cm), Verona (15 Fotos ca 13x10 cm und 2 Fotos ca 25x20 cm), Venedig (24 Fotos ca 18x13 cm und 2 Fotos ca 26x36 cm), Bologna (26 Fotos ca 15x10 cm), Ravenna (11 Fotos ca 25x20 cm), Napoli (28 Fotos ca 25x20 cm) und Ercolano (3 Fotos ca 25x20 cm), Band 2 enthält Bilder von: Rom (38 Fotos ca 15x10 cm), Florenz (50 Fotos ca 15x10 cm), Pisa (10 Fotos ca 15x10 cm), Genua (31 Fotos ca 18x12 cm), Turin (12 Fotos ca 15x10 cm), Mailand (26 Fotos ca 15x10 cm). Auch die Fotos sind teilweise etwas gebräunt. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Fo 46784

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        Etching: "Windsor"

      1878 - 13 x 17-1/2 inches (image size). Haden qualified as a doctor and practised medicine with great success (Queen Victoria was a patient of his). He found that etching, while still an amateur, helped discipline his hand for surgery. He owned a considerable collection of Rembrandt etchings and was a connoiseur of Old Master prints. His brother-in-law was James Abbot McNeill Whistler who influenced him in pursuing his art professionally. They worked together for a while but differences in temperament drove them apart. Although he etched portraits in his early years, he later became one of the best landscape etchers of the time. He was a founder member of the Royal Society of Etchers and Engravers and tirelessly promoted prints as original works of art. He frequently visited Paris and greatly admired the etchings of Charles Meryon. Matted, framed, and glazed. Signed in pencil by the artist on the mount 13 x 17-1/2 inches (image size)

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        THE NATIVE FLOWERS AND FERNS OF THE UNITED STATES IN THEIR BOTANICAL , HORTICULTURAL AND POPULAR ASPECTS

      Boston: Prang, L & Company. Very Good+. 1878 &1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Four volume set: Series I & II, 1878 & 1880. Vol #1: (ix) 192pp , Vol #2: (v) 200 pp Vol #3: (ix) 196pp and Vol #4: (v) , 204pp. Clean brown cloth with all edges bright gilt. Front covers tooled with arabesque floral designs. Interior of texts are tight and clean. Vol.1, series I has a paper tear on the internal hinge with cover firmly attached. Each volume is illustrated with 48 chromolithographic plates. Printed on heavy stock paper and plates protected with tissue guards. Illustrations from the paintings by Alois Lunzer. Index of Botanical and Common Names. Inscription in all four volumes, "Geschenk (Gift) from L. Prang publisher, Juli 1889". Louis Prang was the most prolific and influential publisher of American chromolithographs. Small label on front endpaper. Flora of the United States, Botany ; Chromolithographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 792 pages .

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        Tropical Nature and Other Essays

      London: Macmillan, 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good-. pp xiii, 356, [1] (ad) in publisher's green cloth with gilt spine lettering. Corners rubbed through, hinges/joints repaired (likely by an amateur), foxing to first and last few pages only. Best known for his work on evolution, Alfred Russel Wallace did extensive biological and geographical field work in the Amazon basin and the Malay Archipelago. In this work, he seeks to elucidate the characteristics that most clearly distinguish tropical areas from the temperate zones. Includes discussion of climate, vegetation, and animal life, the hummingbird "as illustrating the luxuriance of tropical nature," the role of color in both the plant and animal kingdoms, the relationship between environment and the characteristics of living things, and the relationship between the distribution of animals and geographical changes over time.

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        A DICTIONARY OF THE OTCHIPWE LANGUAGE, EXPLAINED IN ENGLISH. PART I. ENGLISH- OTCHIPWE. A new edition, by a missionary of the Oblates. [bound with:] A DICTIONARY OF THE OTCHIPWE LANGUAGE, EXPLAINED IN ENGLISH. PART II. OTCHIPWE-ENGLISH. A new edition, by a missionary of the Oblates.

      Montreal. /1880. 1878 - Two volumes bound in one. [6],301,[1],viii,422pp. printed in double columns. Contemporary three-quarter calf and cloth covered boards, spine gilt. Spine rubbed and worn, with a crack along upper portion of rear joint. Hinges reinforced. Slight stain along top edge, not affecting text. Very good. Baraga's lexicographical masterpiece, still the preferred reference work on the subject. Here the two volumes, published separately, have been bound together. It was among the Indians of Michigan and the adjacent areas that Father Frederic Baraga served as a missionary beginning in 1831. Though in 1853 he was consecrated bishop of Upper Michigan, he continued his hands-on work among the natives until his death in 1868, making a study of the Chippewa (a.k.a. Ojibwa) language and producing, in addition to this dictionary, a grammar, a catechism, a volume of sermons, and a volume of devotional meditations. Pilling ALGONQUIAN calls Baraga's dictionary, coupled with his Ojibwa grammar, "perhaps the most important contribution to Indian philology made hitherto." AYER INDIAN LINGUISTICS (CHIPPEWA) 6. PILLING, ALGONQUIAN, p.28. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 250, 251.

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        Shores of the Polar Sea A Narrative of the Arctic Expedition of 1875-6

      London: Marcus Ward & Co., 1878. Undetermined. near fine. 1st Edition. 83pp. Folio. (35 X 49 cm.) Original highly decorated blue cloth binding. Numerous chapter heading illustrations and intext illustrations. 16 mounted chromolithographs, each with separate caption leaf. Map. An attractive clean copy of a book often found in worn condition. near fine NMM I-954; Not in Arctic Bibl. An account of the Nares expedition of 1875-6, of which Moss was the Doctor on the H.M.S. Alert. Moss was a very accomplished art as seen the the wonderful chromolithographs. One of four arctic colour plates books with the previous three being for Search for Franklin Expeditions and this being the only example from the Nares Expedition. 1878

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        SOMETHING BETTER.

      Boston: Boston: Lee and Shepard, Publishers, 1878., 1878. First edition. First edition. 12mo. Original red cloth, advertisements on endpapers, 232 pp. plus 8 pages of advertisements. Book title four of six books published as the "Sparkling Series" of the publisher's many book publications. Presents Detective Gabriel Gooch, in a book published in the same year as THE LEAVENWORTH CASE written by Anna Katharine Green. Although Detective Gooch appears in only three chapters, he is somewhat unusual, "If Marcus Graves committed an error in placing his case unreservedly in the hands of Detective Gooch, that worthy made a great mistake when he adopted the profession of detective. He was singularly unqualified for that calling...." Gabriel Gooch sounds like a parody of "Ebenezer Gryce" in THE LEAVENWORTH CASE. Lyle H. Wright's third volume of his bibliography on Fiction, Wright 111-5071 cites two copies of the book, one copy in the Huntington Library and the other copy at the Library of Congress. OCLC cites four copies, Huntington Library, Library of Congress, Ohio State, and Yale University. Not listed in any of the standard reference books, such as Hubin, Barzun & Taylor, etc. Some minor spotting to the cloth, else a very good, tight copy.

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        The Works of George Eliot

      London - William Blackwood 1878 - Twelve volumes of the Cabinet Edition of George Eliot's Works. Twelve of the 24 volumes. In uniformly bound straight grain morocco MacLehose, Glasgow bindings. The following volumes are present: I. Romola III. Romola IIIII. Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother JacobVI. Scenes of A Clerical LifeVII. Clerical Life IIXI. Felix Holt IIXII. Middlemarch I XIV Middlemarch III XIX Jubal, Agatha, Armgart, How Lisa Loved The King, A Minor Prophet, Brother and sister, Stradivarius, A College Breakfast-Party, Two Lovers, Self and Life, Sweet Evenings Come and Go, Love, The Death of Moses, Arion, O May I Join The Choir Invisible. XXI EssaysXXIV Life Of George EliotPrior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, Robertson Buchanan Steward. Stewart served the marines for many years and founded a drapery business in the Cowcaddens as well as the Stewart & Macdonald warehouse on Buchanan Street, Glasgow. Stewart and Macdonald was established in 1826 and by the end of the 19th century it was exporting tothe worldwide market. George Eliot was an English novelist, poet, journalist and one of the leading writers of the Victorian Era. It was a pen name for Mary Ann Evans, who used a male pen name in order for her works to be taken seriously. Condition: Uniformly bound inhalf straight grained morocco with paper covered boards. In MacLehose bindings, as indicated from the binder's stamp to the verso of front endpapers. Externally, very smart with just minor rubbing to the head and tail of spines and to raised bands. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedowns, Robertson Buchanan Stewart. Prior owner's notations to recto of rear endpaper to volume XXIV. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Max Klinger: Endzeitliche Landschaft (Originalzeichnung)

      1878 - Tuschfeder- und Pinselzeichnung auf Papier 46 x 29,5 cm Rechts unten signiert Rechts unten außerhalb bezeichnet „Bl. VI.“ Provenienz: - Julius Gustav Böhler, München - Privatsammlung Max Klinger hat sich in allen Schaffensphasen als Zeichner, Maler und Grafiker mit dem Thema Landschaft auseinandergesetzt. Nur selten gibt er reale Orte wieder, vielmehr beschreiben seine imaginären Landschaftsdarstellungen seelische Zustände bzw. stellen die Frage nach dem Dasein und Schicksal des Menschen. In Klingers zeichnerischem Frühwerk der 1870er Jahre, auf dessen Grundlage weite Teile seines späteren Oeuvres basieren, hat die Landschaft eine zentrale Stellung. Charakteristisch sind tektonisch komponierte Bildräume mit chiffrenartigen Elementen voller Symbolgehalt. Lebensbedrohliche Gefahren lauern vor allem in Werken mit Bergmotivik auf den Menschen, wofür die 1874/77 entstandenen Zeichnungen Wanderers Ende (Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. Inv.-Nr.: Nl.2511/6) und Der Tod in der Gebirgseinöde (Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. Inv.-Nr.: Nl.2534) typische Beispiele sind. Zerklüftet, leer und ausweglos erscheint die Szenerie, in der der Tod in Gestalt eines aasenden Geiers bzw. lachenden Sensenmannes wartet. Bei der Endzeitlichen Landschaft hat Klinger auf symbolisch konnotierte Figuren verzichtet. Von erhöhtem Standpunkt aus blickt der Betrachter auf eine weite felsige Einöde, die am Horizont von einem steil aufragenden Gebirge begrenzt wird. Diesem entspringt ein sich in mäandernden Bahnen dahinziehender Fluss, welcher sich hier und dort zu kleinen Seen staut, um schließlich in eine Schlucht zu stürzen. Als Lebensader der Natur ist er kaum zu deuten, denn nur schemenhaft sind im Hintergrund einzelne Bäume zu sehen. Auch der umgestürzte Baumstamm im Vordergrund mit seinem krallenartig aufragenden Geäst wirkt wie ein unheilvolles Omen und lässt an der Lebensfeindlichkeit der Gegend keinen Zweifel. Von monumental-düsterer Stimmung beherrscht, ist die Endzeitliche Landschaft ein charakteristisches Beispiel für Klingers frühvollendete Zeichenkunst. Wie ein Leitmotiv durchziehen vergleichbare Seelenlandschaften seine ersten grafischen Zyklen Radierte Skizzen (1879), Eva und die Zukunft (1880) sowie Intermezzi (1881), die ihm bereits in jungen Jahren zu internationalem Ruhm verhelfen. Vergleichbare Arbeiten befinden sich in wichtigen öffentlichen Sammlungen von Klingers Werk (Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden und Kupferstichkabinett Berlin) und sind auf dem Kunstmarkt äußerst selten. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Der blühende Adel des Königreichs Preußen. (Edelleute A-L [und] Edelleute M-Z [und] Edelleute. Freiherren. Nachträge und Verbesserungen). (= J. Siebmacher‘s grosses und allgemeines Wappenbuch in einer neuen, vollständig geordneten und reich vermehrten Auflage mit heraldischen und historisch-genealogischen Erläuterungen, Bd. 3, Abt. 2). 3 Bände.

      Nürnberg, Verlag von Bauer und Raspe, 1878-1906. 4°. Mit einem chromolithogr. farb. Titel u. zahlr. Wappendarstellungen auf 634 getönt. lithogr. Tafeln. 3 Bll., S. (73-)248; 2 Bll., S. 249-491; 2 Bll., 230 S., 1 Bl., 43 S., HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückentitel u. dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. Erste Ausgabe. - Einbände berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Rücken etw. verblasst. Vereinzelte kl. Randläsuren bzw. -einrisse. Tlw. (bes. Textteile) gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Hefner, O. T. von, A. Grenser u. G. A. von Mülverstedt, Der blühende Adel des Königreichs Preußen, Edelleute, Siebmacher‘s grosses und allgemeines Wappenbuch, Siebmacher, Wappen, Genealogie, Heraldik

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        Tropical Nature and Other Essays

      London: Macmillan, 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good-. pp xiii, 356, [1] (ad) in publisher's green cloth with gilt spine lettering. Corners rubbed through, hinges/joints repaired (likely by an amateur), foxing to first and last few pages only. Best known for his work on evolution, Alfred Russel Wallace did extensive biological and geographical field work in the Amazon basin and the Malay Archipelago. In this work, he seeks to elucidate the characteristics that most clearly distinguish tropical areas from the temperate zones. Includes discussion of climate, vegetation, and animal life, the hummingbird "as illustrating the luxuriance of tropical nature," the role of color in both the plant and animal kingdoms, the relationship between environment and the characteristics of living things, and the relationship between the distribution of animals and geographical changes over time.

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        Voyage dans un grenier: bouquins, faïences, autographes & bibelots

      Paris: D. Morgand & C. Fatout, 1878. First edition, one of 10 copies on Whatman paper, "avec tirages successifs d'un chromo", in a total edition of 620 copies. 21 plates (10 col.),including facsimiles, with 19 color plates appended [4], 270, [2] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary three quarter citron morocco and marbled boards; original wrappers bound in. Lovely copy of a magnificent book on collecting - autographs, books, objets d'art, porcelain, etc. -- in its rarest and most desirable state. First edition, one of 10 copies on Whatman paper, "avec tirages successifs d'un chromo", in a total edition of 620 copies. 21 plates (10 col.),including facsimiles, with 19 color plates appended [4], 270, [2] pp. 1 vols. 4to.

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        Vue d'Odessa. Börse.

      1878. Original photograph, albumen print, 26,8 x 43 cm, on original mount. KEYWORDS:russia/odessa/ukraine/photo.

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