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        Victorian Seaweed & Sea Moss Scrapbook from California in an Attractive Purpose-Made Album

      Overview Details & Condition A lovely 19th-century seaweed and sea moss scrapbook in an elaborate and uncommon purpose-made album. Seaweed collecting was, together with other types of scrapbooking, a popular occupation for young women during the Victorian era. Inspired by the Romantic Movement's reverence for nature, it was considered a wholesome and educational way for women to engage with the outdoors. Like playing an instrument, painting, or embroidery, it also indicated one's suitability for marriage and family life. Nature was at the centre of the Victorian domestic imagination, and "one reason for the appearance of various representations of the natural world in the parlour... was a continuing apprehension of the world as beautiful - or at least a continuing prestige attached to those who were sensible of that beauty" (Logan, The Victorian Parlour, p. 142). Nature was inextricably tied to religious and moral edification, with amateur collectors "drawn to the study of the natural world as a culturally approved form of recreation... seen as aesthetically pleasing, educational and morally beneficial, since [nature] lifted the mind to a new appreciation of God" (Logan, p. 144). "Queen Victoria as a young girl made a seaweed album; later in the century, materials for such an album could be purchased at seaside shops like that of Mary Wyatt in Torquay, who specialized in natural souvenirs" (Logan, p. 124). Indeed, the present album is an excellent example of the types of purpose-made albums sold to collectors. This example, which may have originally been intended for land mosses and flowers, is very pretty, featuring an elaborate gilt design of flowers and birds on the cover, and is in unusually nice condition. A pencilled note loosely inserted records that the "mosses" inside were collected "at Crescent City", most likely Crescent City, California, which is on the border with Oregon. The Pacific Northwest of the United States is particularly rich in seaweed species, and this album presents a wide variety, from thin and delicate specimens to feathery and fuzzy examples. A wonderful example of this intriguing art. Crescent City, California: [c. 1878]. Quarto, 42 leaves. Original purple pebble-grain cloth elaborately blocked in gold, black, and blue on the cover and in blind on the lower board. Between one and three seaweed specimens adhered to each leaf, rectos only, with one sample on loose paper. 2 pencilled notes loosely inserted. Only minor rubbing and a little fading of the cloth at the extremities. Some of the seaweed samples loose or partially loose, some of the "fluffier" specimens crumbling a little, particularly those on the first leaf. Fragile but excellent condition.

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        Description géologique et paléontologique des Pyrenées de la Haute-Garonne accompagnée d'une carte topographique et géologique à l'echelle 1:200.000 et d'un Atlas.

      - Toulouse, Privat, 1878, 1881. In two volumes. Text (1881) 8vo (24.0 x 16.0 cm). Atlas (1878) oblong 4to (23.5 x 31.5 cm). 1,027 pp., 51 lithographed plates of which 11 tinted or coloured (and of which 30 are on fossils), including a large folded transection of the Pyrenees, Haute Garonne, and the large coloured geological map (with 20 colours) mounted on linen. Original printed wrappers (texte) and boards (atlas).l Alexandre Félix Gustave Achille Leymerie (1801-1878) was one of the leading French geologists, the first geology professor at the University of Toulouse and corresponding member of the French Academie des Sciences. Alexandre Leymerie wrote a successful Cours de Minéralogie, and Élements de Minéralogie et de Géologie (both with several reprints) and spurious contributions to the geologie and paleontology of the Alsace, Lorraine, Aube, Haute-Garonne and other departments. This is his scarce and very important geological and palaeontological contribution to the Pyrenees. "In Toulouse around 1850, a controversy on the structure of the Pyrenees opposed Frederic Petit, director of the Observatory to Alexandre Leymerie, professor of geology. The object of the debate was an assumption formulated by Petit, according to which the interior of the Pyrenees was practically empty. This hypothesis was based on work carried out by the astronomer for the determination of Toulouses latitude. Leymerie opposed this thesis vigorously. The debates that took place within the Toulouse Academy of Sciences but also in the local newspapers throw light on the organization of disciplinary spaces in the 19th century. The astronomer defended his method of research based on calculations; the geologist talked instead about the soil. The emergence of geology, a less mathematized science, created conflicts with the astronomical practices of the 19th century centering on calculation. I will try to understand how the mountain was constructed as an object of controversy, the focus of different scientific practices. Whether it was dissected by calculation or by visual observation, the mountain was a space of disciplinary fighting and epistemological questioning" Jérôme Lamy (Observatoire de Paris, abstract to the workshop "The mountain as Object and Instrument of Science, Castasegna, 2007). The atlas includes the rare large folding coloured geological map which mostly lacks. The map of the region however, is lacking. The latter map was the only item for sale separately and is more common. The geological atlas contains many plates illustrating molluscs, brachiopods and echinoderms of which many apparently described here for the first time, and also four nice views. Leymerie did not live to see the text part published. It was completed and slightly edited by Éduard Privat. Uncut. Title page (publisher's name) pasted over with gilt-bordered label of Librairie Lafont in Luchon. Atlas a bit soiled, some plates a bit age-toned and some occasional light spotting, text also with some local, mostly light and marginal spotting. Rear wrapper of text part loose, spine of the atlas rebacked with blind cloth. In all a very good copy. Cat. BM(NH), p. 1,107. Not in Ward and Carozzi. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Catalogue illustré des livres précieux manuscrits et imprimés faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot de l'académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres.Paris, Firmin-Didot, 1878-1884. 6 volumes. Large 8vo. Limited to 500 copies. With illustration plates. Modern brown cloth, with the original printed front wrappers bound at the end of each volume.

      Blogie II, cols. 149, 154, 159, 164, 168 & 172; not in Pollard & Ehrman; Taylor; cf. “High prices for rare books” in: The New York Times, July 14 1878, p. 6. Complete set of the six-volume auction catalogue of the outstanding library of the famous printer, publisher and collector Ambroise Firmin-Didot (1790-1876). With detailed descriptions by Adolphe Labitte and G. Pawlowski."The Didot library was the finest private collection in Paris, being remarkably rich in early French poetry, both in manuscript and print, and containing many rare early printed books" ( The New York Times ).Very good copy, wholly untrimmed.

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        Illustrations of old Warwickshire houses.

      London: Chiswick Press, 1878 [x], 37p + 29 plates, frontis and vignette to tp. Large paper copy. Subscriber's edition. Tipped in at front 2 als from author. Loosely inserted notice of subscription payable, notice to subscribers March 25 1876, original prospectus Sep 1875, amended prospectus and envelope for one of the als. Page edges uncut, spotting to page edges. Tp spotted with light foxing. Foxing also to many of the interleaving pages, this has then occasionally transferred to text, only very occasional spotting on plates. Original cloth with gilt lettering and only light wear. Pages measure approximately 37.5 x 27.5 cm. Jaggard p234 states that only 75 small paper copies and 25 large paper published. Cutting from old bookseller's catalogue inserted stating 40 large paper copies. Original subscriber was F.C. Brooke of Ufford Place, Suffolk, his brief ink collation note to ffep.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Catalogus rationalis plantarum medicinalium, in horto societatis pharmaceuticae Londinensis, apud vicum Chelsea, cultarum.London, William Tyler, 1830. 8vo. Contemporary brown cloth.

      P ritzel 10212; Stafleu & Cowan 17400; cf. H. Field, Memoir of the botanic garden at Chelsea (1878), p. 181. First and only edition of a catalogue of the garden of the London Pharmaceutical Society by the British botanist James Lowe Wheeler (1830-1870), a staunch adherent of Linnaeus. "It was by far the best catalogue of the medicinal plants in the Chelsea Garden ever published, and is, even now, an excellent practical guide to medical botany. The plants described are those admitted into the pharmacopoeiae of London, Edinburgh and Dublin (all now consolidated into one, the British Pharmacopoeia of 1867), and the properties and doses of the medicinal products of each are briefly but distinctly specified. The arrangement followed is that of Linnaeus, but a Synopsis is also given of the plants according to the system of Jussieu" (Field). Bookblock almost completely split, resulting in a large gap in front of the title-page, weak hinges and a damaged spine. Some minor foxing, but otherwise internally still good.

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        LA VIGNE. Voyage autour des vins de France. Étude physiologique, anecdotique historique, humoristique et même scientifique.

      Plon, 1878. (Codice AN/1609) In 4° piccolo (cm 28,5) (6)-659-(1) pp. Preziosa edizione originale. Bellissima opera figurata sui grandi vini: storia del vino, classificaz., cantina, arte della degustaz., impressioni e scoperte, vini, ecc. Opera ricca di notizie, curiosità, interessanti aneddoti su vino, le vigne, ecc. Riccamente ill. dal Bertall con 400 incisioni n.t., un'antiporta e 94 tavv. incise a piena pag. Cfr. Vicaire, 87: "Les exemplaire du premier tirage son recherchès"; Bitting, 38; Carteret, III/88. Raffinata leg.coeva m.pelle rossa e angoli, sguardie marmorizz., nervetti, scomparti ornati, tit.oro, nastrino. Ottimo. Euro 700.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Dresden. - Ansicht von Dresden von der Neustädter Seite. - "Dresden".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Farblithographie, Details mit Tusche und Aquarellfarbe nachgearbeitet, 1878. 33,5 x 91,5 cm (Darstellung ) / 48 x 102 cm (Blatt) / 53 x 106,8 cm (Rahmen). Unterhalb der Darstellung bezeichnet: links "Lithogr. Institut von Paul Schulze, Dresden", mittig "Mit gesetzlichem Schutz gegen Nachbildung. Dresden. Verlag von A. Gutbier in Dresden", rechts "Druck von Carl Engelmann, Dresden". - Großformatige, detailgenaue Panorama-Ansicht der Dresdner Altstadt, von der Neustädter Seite aus gesehen. Mit den Hauptgebäuden (u.a. Frauenkirche, Katholische Kirche, Neue Semperoper) und fein ausgearbeiteter Staffage. Dekorativ gerahmt in historischer vergoldeter Profilleiste mit antikem Glas. - Blatt im Randbereich minimal angeschmutzt. Darstellung selbst sauber und von frischem Kolorit. Insgesamt sehr schönes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Äußerst selten! (Das Blatt konnte bislang nur einmal in der Sammlung der Sächsischen Landes- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden in unkolorierter Variante nachgewiesen werden.) Sprache: Deutsch

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        Description géologique et paléontologique des Pyrenées de la Haute-Garonne accompagnée d'une carte topographique et géologique à l'echelle 1:200.000 et d'un Atlas...

      Toulouse, Privat, 1878, 1881. In two volumes. Text (1881) 8vo (24.0 x 16.0 cm). Atlas (1878) oblong 4to (23.5 x 31.5 cm). 1,027 pp., 51 lithographed plates of which 11 tinted or coloured (and of which 30 are on fossils), including a large folded transection of the Pyrenees, Haute Garonne, and the large coloured geological map (with 20 colours) mounted on linen. Original printed wrappers (texte) and boards (atlas).l Alexandre Félix Gustave Achille Leymerie (1801-1878) was one of the leading French geologists, the first geology professor at the University of Toulouse and corresponding member of the French Academie des Sciences. Alexandre Leymerie wrote a successful Cours de Minéralogie, and Élements de Minéralogie et de Géologie (both with several reprints) and spurious contributions to the geologie and paleontology of the Alsace, Lorraine, Aube, Haute-Garonne and other departments. This is his scarce and very important geological and palaeontological contribution to the Pyrenees. "In Toulouse around 1850, a controversy on the structure of the Pyrenees opposed Frederic Petit, director of the Observatory to Alexandre Leymerie, professor of geology. The object of the debate was an assumption formulated by Petit, according to which the interior of the Pyrenees was practically empty. This hypothesis was based on work carried out by the astronomer for the determination of Toulouses latitude. Leymerie opposed this thesis vigorously. The debates that took place within the Toulouse Academy of Sciences but also in the local newspapers throw light on the organization of disciplinary spaces in the 19th century. The astronomer defended his method of research based on calculations; the geologist talked instead about the soil. The emergence of geology, a less mathematized science, created conflicts with the astronomical practices of the 19th century centering on calculation. I will try to understand how the mountain was constructed as an object of controversy, the focus of different scientific practices. Whether it was dissected by calculation or by visual observation, the mountain was a space of disciplinary fighting and epistemological questioning" Jérôme Lamy (Observatoire de Paris, abstract to the workshop "The mountain as Object and Instrument of Science, Castasegna, 2007). The atlas includes the rare large folding coloured geological map which mostly lacks. The map of the region however, is lacking. The latter map was the only item for sale separately and is more common. The geological atlas contains many plates illustrating molluscs, brachiopods and echinoderms of which many apparently described here for the first time, and also four nice views. Leymerie did not live to see the text part published. It was completed and slightly edited by Éduard Privat. Uncut. Title page (publisher's name) pasted over with gilt-bordered label of Librairie Lafont in Luchon. Atlas a bit soiled, some plates a bit age-toned and some occasional light spotting, text also with some local, mostly light and marginal spotting. Rear wrapper of text part loose, spine of the atlas rebacked with blind cloth. In all a very good copy. Cat. BM(NH), p. 1,107. Not in Ward and Carozzi.

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        L'Aéronaute Bulletin mensuel illustré de la navigation aérienne N°1 de la EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Aux bureaux et à la rédaction de la revue l'Aéronaute, 1878. Fine. Aux bureaux et à la rédaction de la revue l'Aéronaute, Paris Janvier 1878 - Décembre 1879, 15,5x23,5cm, 24 fascicules reliés en 1 volume. - First Edition. Bound in half navy shagreen, back with five nerves set with golden threads and double blind fillets, small traces of minor friction on the back, golden date (bookbinder, perhaps love, falsely indicated the years 1876 to 1877 then it is many years 1878-1879 contained in this volume), flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, wrappers preserved and bound in contemporary binding. Many illustrations in-text. Very rare copy of the first aerospace publication, after the failed attempt of a first Balloonist by Nadar in 1864: "The child that I could not grow is now up to you, sir, and it is I who Thank you for adoption. " Contributions of Charles Robin, Hureau de Villeneuve, Enrico Ciotti, Jules armengaud, Ch Hauvel of Audreville Louis Rameau, Louis Redier, Victor Tatin, Claude Jobert, Mangon Hervé-Pierre Castel, Charles Louvrié Paul Martin Saint Léon Serge Mikounine Gaston tissandier, Adrien Dute-Poitevin, Felix Caron, J. Melikoff Michel Krouchkoff, Wilfrid de Fonvielle, J. Bennett, Enrico Forlmanini, Count d'Esterno Louis branch, Henri Lachambre, Saint-Loup, Elie Mirepoix, Marc Antoine Gaudin ... Becoming a badge rarity, this review constittue an important testimony of the aviation adventure and concurrency between the lighter and heavier than air. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin marine, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés et de doubles filets à froid, petites traces de frottements sans gravité sur le dos, date dorée (le relieur, sans doute amoureux, a faussement indiqué les années 1876-1877 alors qu'il s'agit bien des années 1878-1879 contenues dans ce volume), plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve,couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque. Nombreuses illustrations in-texte. Très rare exemplaire de la première publication aéronautique, après la tentative avortée d'un premier Aéronaute en 1864 par Nadar : "l'enfant que je n'ai pu faire grandir est dès à présent à vous, Monsieur, et c'est moi qui vous remercie de l'adoption." Contributions de Charles Robin, Hureau de Villeneuve, Enrico Ciotti, Jules armengaud, Ch. du Hauvel d'Audreville, Louis Rameau, Louis Redier, Victor Tatin, Claude Jobert, Hervé-Mangon, Pierre Castel, Charles de Louvrié, Paul Martin Saint Léon, Serge Mikounine, Gaston tissandier, Adrien Duté-Poitevin, Félix Caron, J. Mélikoff, Michel Krouchkoff, Wilfrid de Fonvielle, J. Bennett, Enrico Forlmanini, Le comte d'Esterno, Louis rameau, Henri Lachambre, Saint-Loup, Elie Mirepoix, Marc Antoine Gaudin... Devenue d'une insigne rareté, cette revue constittue un important témoignage de l'aventure aéronautique et de la concurence entre le plus léger et le plus lourd que l'air.

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        Shores of the Polar Sea

      London: Marcus Ward & Co.,, 1878. A Narrative of the Arctic Expedition of 1875-6. Illustrated by Sixteen Chromo-Lithographs and numerous Engravings. Folio. Original publisher's blue cloth, elaborately decorated in black and gilt on the spine and upper board, panels in blind to the lower board, all edges gilt, brown surface-paper endpapers. Title page in red and black, coloured map frontispiece, 16 mounted chromolithographs on textured card, line-drawn historiated initials to each chapter, and 28 vignetted illustrations to the text. A little rubbed, corners bumped and head and tail of the spine crumpled, some adhesion damage to the endpapers and foxing verso, as also to half-title, lightly to the title, and a scatter throughout, but tight, and overall clean, remaining an unusually well-preserved copy in the cloth. First and only edition. A "sumptuous volume" (Books on Ice), illustrating Nares's British Arctic Expedition 1875–6. Moss was naval surgeon aboard Nares's flagship Alert "but also served as artist for the expedition." Moss places the emphasis on his pictorial efforts - which offer some of the classic images of the heroic era of polar exploration - but the text still represents "a substantial and engaging account" of the expedition. Moss "is a quiet observer, noticing the literacy of young Greenlanders, the details of shipboard rituals, the 'disappointingly limited' open seas within the ice, 'the complicated hieroglyphic savouring of Freemasonry … Moss's original drawings for the chromolithographs are at the Scott Polar Research Institute." Encouraged by the reports of the American expeditions of Isaac Israel Hayes and C. F. Hall, which had "revived the belief in an open polar sea and suggested that land extended far to the north, west of Robeson Channel" (ODNB), the Nares expedition was intended to reach the pole via Smith Sound. A sledge party under Commander Markham of the Alert did reach "83°20' N, a heroic achievement considering that the pack ice was extremely rough, and also drifting south almost as fast as they were travelling northwards." But both ships were severely affected by scurvy and Nares made the "morally courageous" decision to return home. Rarely found intact in original binding, this remains a handsome copy of this important book.

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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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        Shores of the Polar sea A narrative of the Arctic expedition of 1875-6

      London M. Ward & Co, 1878-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Bound in publisher's decorative cloth. 1st ed. Folio, 48 x 34 cm. All edges gilt. 83 pages illustrations, color map. 16 color mounted chromolithograph plates, each preceded by a leaf with descriptive letterpress. Dr. Edward Moss, the ship's surgeon and artist for the H.M.S. Alert, produced this book 2 years after the expedition's return. Moss sailed with Captain George S. Nares' Arctic Expedition aimed at reaching the North Pole or the highest latitude possible. They ventured up Baffin Bay, into what later would be named Nares straight, along the northern shores of Ellesmere Island (called Grinnell Land on the map) and Western Greenland. The expedition became trapped in ice and was forced to travel by sledge. Markham's sledge party made achieved the furthest north point, in the ice covered Lincoln Sea (83 20' 26"N). Scurvy sapped the crew's energy and nearly doomed the expedition. Moss provides vivid views of Greenlanders, Musk Ox, sledge parties, and the rituals of the crew. The lithographic plates are especially attractive. NMM 1, 954; Books on Ice, 4.7.

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

      London: Marcus Ward, 1878. Large Folio (14 x 19.5 in), 83 pages of text on thick, high-quality paper, complete with all 16 chromolithographic colour plates, 1 map and 28 wood engravings in text. Nicely illustrated original full cloth, all edges gilt. Very clean inside, corners bumped, spotting and scuffing to binding (see pictures), otherwise a very good, impressive copy of a rare book on Polar exploration! Edward L. Moss accompanied the North Polar expedition led by Nares, which was sent out for the attainment of the North Pole in 1875. The ships, H.M.S.S. Alert, Discovery and Valorous, left England on 29 May 1875, crossed the Atlantic to Davis Straits and entered the Arctic regions. The latter vessel accompanied the expedition as far as Disco, for the purpose of helping it so far northwards with its heavy stock of three years' provisions and fuel. The expedition provided a wealth of information on Greenland's north-west coast. On extensive sledge journeys, the record northern latitude of 83 20'26'' N was reached. What makes this book particularly interesting are the large and beautiful chromolithographs which show Godhavn Harbour, a musk ox hunt, the Alert in winter quarters, sledging parties, etc.. First Edition. Very Good.

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        The Localisation of Cerebral Disease: Being the Gulstonian Lectures of the Royal College of Physicians for 1878

      Smith, Elder & Co., 1878. A very good clean tight book without inscriptions or other marks. Good hinges, scattered foxing, particularly on first & last few pages. Light edge rub, seems little used. A most pleasing example of the true first edition of this uncommon medical classic. ASIN B000X920E8 . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Collection complète des “Petits conteurs du XVIIIe siècle”

      A.QUANTIN 1878 - Collection complète des “Petits conteurs du XVIIIe siècle” A.QUANTIN Imprimeur & Editeur 12 volumes in-8 (21,5cm x 15cm) de (4)-LXXIV-(2)-253-(5), (4)-LXVI-(2)-222-(6), (4)-XLIV-251-(5), (4)-LX-220-(4), (4)-LXXXII-(2)-283-(5), (4)-XLVI-(2)-246-(4), (4)-XC-(2)-251-(5), (4)-XXX-(2)-218-(6), (4)-XLIV-234-(6), (4)-XL-299-(3), (4)-XIV-(2)-283-(5) & (4)-XX-290-(2)pp. Avec des notices bio-bibliographique par UZANNE (Octave) Tirage à petit nombre non précisé. Pour chaque volume l'illustration dont la réalisation à été confiée à different artistes comprend un frontispice allégorique représentant l'esprit d'ensemble du volume et 5 hors-texte qui fixent les scènes les plus charmantes de ces contes. -Contes du Chevalier De Boufflers (1878 – Portrait, en-tête, 5 lettrines, fleuron, fac-similé de Boufflers, 4 bandeaux, 5 culs-de-lampe. Frontispice et 5 hors-texte gravés par Victor Armand Poirson) -Contes de l’Abbé de Voisenon (1878 – Portrait, en-tête, 9 lettrines, fleuron par Gravelot, 8 bandeaux, 8 culs-de-lampe. Frontispice et 5 hors-texte gravés par Géry-Bichard) -Contes de Augustin-Paradis De Moncrif (1879 – Portrait, en-tête, 9 lettrines, fleuron par Huet, 2 planches double-page en hors-texte, 8 bandeaux, 3 in-texte, 6 in-texte à pleine page, 7 culs-de-lampe. Frontispice et 5 hors-texte gravés par Paul Avril) -Contes du Chevalier De La Morlière (1879 – Portrait, en-tête, 2 lettrines, fleuron par Boucher, petit fleuron, bandeau, 2 culs-de-lampe. Frontispice et 5 compositions hors-texte reproduites en aqua-tinte par Charles Lepec) -Contes de Crébillon fils (1879 – Portrait, en-tête, 4 lettrines, fleuron, fac-similé de Crébillon, 3 bandeaux, 3 culs-de-lampe. Frontispice et 5 hors-texte gravés par Milius) -Facéties du Comte de Caylus (1879 – Portrait par Cochin, en-tête par Eisen, 5 lettrines, fleuron, fac-similé du Comte de Caylus 4 bandeaux, 4 culs-de-lampe. Frontispice et 5 hors-texte gravés par Dubouchet) -Contes de Charles Pinot Duclos (1880 – Portrait, en-tête, 5 lettrines, fleuron par Marius Perret, fac-similé de Duclos, 4 bandeaux, 3 culs-de-lampe. Frontispice et 5 hors-texte gravés par Los Rios) -Contes de Jacques Cazotte (1880 – Portrait, en-tête, 8 lettrines, fleuron par Eisen, fac-similé de Cazotte, petit fleuron, 7 bandeaux, cul-de-lampe. Frontispice et 5 hors-texte gravés par Géry-Bichard) -Contes de Besenval (1881 – Portrait, en-tête, 11 lettrines, 10 bandeaux, 9 culs-de-lampe. Frontispice et 5 hors-texte gravés par Paul Avril) -Contes de Restif De La Bretonne (1881 – Portrait, en-tête par Hanriot, 5 lettrines, fleuron, 4 bandeaux, 3 culs-de-lampe. Frontispice et 5 hors-texte gravés par Antoine-Pierre Mongin) -Contes de Fromaget (1882 – Portrait, en-tête, 3 lettrines, fleuron, 2 bandeaux, 2 culs-de-lampe. Frontispice et 5 compositions hors-texte reproduites en aquatinte par Paul Avril) -Contes de Godard D’Aucour (1883 – Portrait, en-tête, 3 lettrines, fleuron, 2 bandeaux, cul-de-lampe. Frontispice et 5 hors-texte gravés par Jollain) Demi maroquin bordeaux à coins, dos lisse décoré de fers, filets et pointillés dorés, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservées. (DAVID) Série imprimée sur beau papier vergé & comprenant les 5 hors-texte sur Japon en 3 états pour chaque volume, à savoir en sépia, bistre et noir. Très bel ensemble, les reliures sont en excellente condition, rousseurs très éparses, prononcés sur quelques feuillets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vanity Fair Cricket Prints: Frederick Robert Spofforth, "The Demon Bowler"

      London: Vanity Fair, 1878. Fred Spofforth (1853 - 1926), the player also known as "The Demon Bowler", was arguably the Australian cricket teams' finest pace bowler of the 19th century. Spofforth was the first bowler to take 50 test wickets, and the first to take a test hat trick on January 2, 1879, where a bowler takes three wickets in consecutive deliveries. Published on July 13, 1878. Color chromolithograph, 10 x 14 1/2". Sml. crease near the title, otherwise very good condition.

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        Venezia L'Église St Maria della Salute

      Venezia, C.Naya, ca. 1878. Original photograph, albumen print, 33,5 x 25,6 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:italy/venezia/photo

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        Menschliches, Allzumenschliches Ein Buch für freie Geister (Human all too Human A Book for Free Spirits)

      Chemnitz: Schmeitzner, 1878. First edition. Very Good +/none. Nietzsche’s First “Aphoristic” Work and His Introduction of “Perspectivism” NIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Menschliches, Allzumenschliches. Ein Buch für freie Geister (Human all too Human. A Book for Free Spirits). Chemnitz, Schmeitzner, 1878. TP + 1 leaf = Vorrende + 1 leaf = Inhalt + 1 leaf = Half Title + [3] – 377. Octavo. First Edition, First Issue, Schaberg 29. Only 489 copies of this first edition, first issue, as the remaining 511 of the original 1000 first edition copies were sold to E. W. Fritzsch in 1886 for use in a new edition with new title page and without the ads. Thus, this copy is extremely rare in any state. This is the first book by Nietzsche where he is listed simply as Friedrich Nietzsche rather than as “prof.” In fact, Human, All Too Human constituted such a radical departure in style and content for Nietzsche that he first proposed to his publisher that it be released anonymously or with a pseudonym. Schmeitzner, however, would not allow it. Reluctant to construct a philosophical “system,” and sensitive to the importance of style in philosophic writing, Nietzsche composed these works as a series of several hundred aphorisms, a departure from his style up to this point. Much of the work is devoted to what one might now call "psychoanalytical" insights into the nature of common human experience and the origins of our human valuations. At the time, serious inquiry into such things as the nature of dreams, the meaning of pity or the phenomenon of laughter had no place in the field of philosophy. Human All Too Human also contains Nietzsche’s reflections upon cultural and psychological phenomena in reference to individuals' organic and physiological constitutions. The idea of power sporadically appears as an explanatory principle, but Nietzsche tends at this time to invoke hedonistic considerations of pleasure and pain in his explanations of cultural and psychological phenomena. It is here, too, that Nietzsche's famous epistemological "perspectivism" is first broached: the view that "truths" are nothing more than interpretations of reality, formed from different perspectives and more or less successful in their struggle against competing "truths." Like the four books to follow, the present work is addressed to the "free spirits of Europe." It was the present work that finally divided Nietzsche from his greatest friend, Richard Wagner, more and more in Nietzsche's mind motivated by only the most simplistic greed for power, and betraying the promise of his art. Includes initial half title before the full title page and the “eere” correction, cut and pasted by Schmeitzner over “menon” (a non-word) to create “meere” (sea) on p290 aphorism 431, but lacking the rear advertisements. CONDITION: Contemporary ½ morocco binding with gilt lettering to restored spine. Decorative endpapers. Very good. This is a tight, very clean & beautiful copy. Contemporary ½ morocco binding with gilt lettering to restored spine. Decorative endpapers. Very good. This is a tight, very clean & beautiful copy.

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        Le Roman de la Rose Edition accompagnée d'une traduction en vers. Précédée d'une introduction, notices historiques et critiques ... notes et glossaire par Pierre Marteau.

      P., Paul Daffis, 1878-1880, 5 vol. pet. in 12, CLV-324pp. 2-461pp. 478pp. 420pp. &355pp., ill. in fine de 82 figures sur bois à pl. page, demi-maroquin miel époque à coins, dos entièr. orné très lég. foncé, p. de titre brunes, t. dorée, (Durvand). Très bel exemplaire finement relié, 1 des 470 sur papier vergé à toutes marges. (ex-libris gravé André Mariage) Belle édition de le Bibliothèque Elzévirienne. Tirage limité à 500 exemplaires dont 470 sur papier vergé. Le dernier volume comprend une grammaire romane, un glossaire par Pierre Marteau (J. Croissandeau), le testament de Jean de Meung, et la reproduction des figures de l'édition de Jean Dupré de 1493.

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        Collection of Legal Documents and Correspondence Kept by Philadelphia

      1878 - 25 items comprising approximately 85 pages. Two Case Records of a Late-Nineteenth Century Philadelphia Attorney Who Employed the Services of the Pinkerton Detective Agency [Manuscript Archive]. Pancoast, Charles S. [Collection of Legal Documents and Correspondence Kept by Philadelphia Defense Attorney Charles S. Pancoast]. Philadelphia, 1878-1884. 25 items comprising approximately 85 pages, sizes ranges from 8" x 5" to 13" x 8-1/2." Manuscript in ink to most rectos and versos, some documents part-printed or typed. Light to moderate toning, fold lines, minor wear and soiling. $1,250. * A collection of 10 legal documents and 15 letters kept by attorney Charles S. Pancoast, a lawyer defending two clients against the city of Philadelphia. Pancoast's clients, Samuel Ogden and Charles Spencer, are defendants in separate cases. For the former case, Pancoast engaged Pinkerton's National Detective Agency to follow and otherwise investigate Ogden's son, William Ogden. Documents in this archive include depositions, a "paper book," agreements, formal case notes of witnesses and court testimony, a "Copy of Exceptions & Rule to show cause," pleas and an invoice. For the "Spencer" case there are 11 autograph letters signed, almost all from Philadelphia attorney, Henry C. Terry. Of the three letters for the Ogden case, the most interesting are the two letters from Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. Appended to each letter are the detailed reports from the Pinkerton field operatives, identified only by their initials, "J.W.C." and "C.H.E." Also included is an invoice to Pancoast from the Pinkerton's (for $18.67). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Vogelbilder aus fernen Zonen. Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Papageien.

      - Kassel, Theodor Fischer, 1878-1883. Folio (34.8 x 26.5 cm). [viii], [viii] pp.; 33 tinted and hand-coloured lithograph plates, each accompanied by one or more leaves of descriptive text. Later half cloth binding with original decorated board mounted on front cover.l An excellent and beautifully illustrated survey of the parrots of the world. Each plate shows a variety of parrot species. The grouping is made logically by family. The text preceding the plates gives an overview of all the world's families and species; the eight pages after the plates contain additions and corrections. Covers with some shelfwear, front hinge strengthened. Some scattered foxing in the text, plates mostly clean, a few with some spotting in the margins, but this book is often found in a bad condition, due to the quality of the paper. Only the last wo plates with a small dampstain in outer right margin. Therefore this is a very good - and much better than average - copy. Rare. Nissen IVB, 767; Wood, p. 532; Zimmer, p. 514. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Réflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu et sur les machines propres à développer cette puissance

      1878 - portrait, (6), 102, (2)pp., Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1878, in-4, portrait, (6), 102, (2)pp, 1pl, demi-chagrin rouge de l'époque, Réédition du très rare et très important ouvrage de Carnot. Ce mémoire est extrait des annales scientifiques de l Ecole Normale Supérieure, 2ème série, Tome 1, 1872. Portrait sur Chine de Sadi Carnot (1796-1832) à l'âge de 17 ans. Seul et unique ouvrage que ce génie publiera à l'âge de 18 ans (en 1824), quelques années avant de mourir du choléra en 1832. Dans cet ouvrage, il énonce de façon claire et précise les principes d'une nouvelle science: la thermodynamique. Il avait donc découvert, 12 ans avant Mayer et Joule, le principe de l'équivalent mécanique de la chaleur (principe de Carnot). Rousseurs. On joint aussi: SAINT-ROBERT (P. De). Sadi Carnot, Notice Biographique, Turin, 1868, 22pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Shores of the Polar sea. A narrative of the Arctic expedition of 1875-6.

      London M. Ward & Co. 1878 - Bound in publisher's decorative cloth. 1st ed. Folio, 48 x 34 cm. All edges gilt. 83 pages illustrations, color map. 16 color mounted chromolithograph plates, each preceded by a leaf with descriptive letterpress. Dr. Edward Moss, the ship's surgeon and artist for the H.M.S. Alert, produced this book 2 years after the expedition's return. Moss sailed with Captain George S. Nares' Arctic Expedition aimed at reaching the North Pole or the highest latitude possible. They ventured up Baffin Bay, into what later would be named Nares straight, along the northern shores of Ellesmere Island (called Grinnell Land on the map) and Western Greenland. The expedition became trapped in ice and was forced to travel by sledge. Markham's sledge party made achieved the furthest north point, in the ice covered Lincoln Sea (83 20' 26"N). Scurvy sapped the crew's energy and nearly doomed the expedition. Moss provides vivid views of Greenlanders, Musk Ox, sledge parties, and the rituals of the crew. The lithographic plates are especially attractive. NMM 1, 954; Books on Ice, 4.7. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Musique à Bordeaux. Revue Mensuelle. Première Année 1877 [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin noir, dos à 4 nerfs, Chez Féret et Fils, Chez Ravayre-Raver, Bordeaux, 1878, XIV-431 pp. avec 12 planches hors texte Très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale de la première année de cette revue musicale, publiée par Anatole Loquin en 1878. Voir également dans notre catalogue la Seconde Année (1878). Seules ces deux premières années furent publiées. Etat très satisfaisant (reliure lég. frottées, deux pl. débrochées, bon état par ailleurs). Diffusée à petit nombre, elle est aujourd'hui de la plus grande rareté. On y trouve, mêlés, à la fois d'importants articles de critique musicale, des comptes-rendus et des essais théoriques de qualité que tout le détail de la vie musicale bordelaise du temps. Français

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        THE SOUTHERN PLANTER AND FARMER DEVOTED TO AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND RURAL AFFAIRS [12 ISSUES, 1878]

      Richmond, VA, 1878. One of the more important agricultural magazines in the South, The Southern Planter was begun in 1841 and ran until 1867 until it merged with The Farmer. With many pages of farming advertisements --mowers, pigs, guano, and the like. Issues are uncommon -- to get an entire year

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        Cruel London

      Chapman & Hall, London 1878 - First edition. [viii], 321, [vii], 337, [7]; 351, [1] pp. 8vo. REMAINDER BINDING. A crime story about financial swindlers, charity frauds, minor thefts and busy detectives. Wolff 3064; Not in Sadleir; Hubin p. 191 Remainder binding of orange cloth, blocked in black. Very good [viii], 321, [vii], 337, [7]; 351, [1] pp. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        8 autograph calling cards, one holograph envelope, and one telegram.

      No place, no date and [1878]. - Altogether 9 ff. and envelope. All addressed to Count Andrea Zorzi, an eccentric Venetian nobleman from an ancient family and a supporter of Verdi; he is said to have owned a silver cane upon which the titles of each Verdi opera were engraved as he heard them. Most items with a short sentence or two: "ringrazio e contraccambio auguri di gran cuore". - Condition varies: some are browned; the telegram is chipped with some loss and toning.

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        Shores of the Polar Sea. A Narrative of the Arctic Expedition of 1875-76. Illustrated with Sixteen Chromo=Lithographs and numerous Engravings from Drawings made on the Spot by the Author.

      London, Marcus Ward & Co., 1878. Folio. (49 x 35 cm.). Orig. full pictotial cloth. Richly gilt. Spine-ends repaired. First inner hinge strenghtened. Edges gilt. Halftitle with a stamp. (1-7)8-83 pp. With 16 mounted, fine chromolithographed plates, many textillustrations, 1 map. Title-page printed in red/black. Internally clean fine. First edition. "It is believed by both Artist and Publishers that a much fuller and more vivid idea of Arctic scenery can be produced by careful chromo-lithographic fac-similes of the original drawings made by Dr Edward L. Moss during the Expedition, than by any rendering in black and white. The sketches are not designed to illustrate the progress of the Expedition, or any stirring events in its history, so much as the appearance of the strange and desolate country by the shores of which the ships slowly steamed, the wonderful phenomena of the sky, and the effects of light and shade produced by a midnight sun, or a mid-day moon, on the ice-bound rocks which form the scenery of the region. They are here reproduced ... in order to make them more generally accessible ... It must be added that the sketches are all the work of one hand - Dr Edward L. Moss, who served on board the Alert in the Arctic Expedition which left England on the 29th of May, 1875, and entered the Arctic regions on the 4th of July in the same year. Although the Expedition failed in reaching the Pole - which was among the sailing orders on which it started - it yet achieved results of the highest scientific and geographic value. Of what kind was the life they led - what strange experiences they gained of natural phenomena, and the freaks of light on ice and rock - the accompanying drawings illustrate with a vividness and fullness never before arrived at in sketches of Arctic life." (Scott Polar Research Institute).

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        A Complete Set of the Picture Books: The House that Jack Built; The Diverting History of John Gilpin; An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog; The Babes in the Wood; The Three Jovial Huntsmen; Sing a Song for Sixpence; The Queen of Hearts; The Farmer's Boy; Hey Diddle Diddle and Baby Bunting; A Frog He Would a-Wooing Go; The Milkmaid (Where are you going, my pretty maid); Fox Jumps over the Parson's Gate; Come Lasses and Lads; Ride A Cock Horse to Banbury Cross and A Farmer Went Trotting Upon His Grey Mare; Mrs. Mary Blaize; [and] The Great Panjandrum Himself

      London: George Routledge & Sons, 1878ff. a few are a little worn at the extremities else a very good set housed in two clam-shell boxes. four of the issues are present in two states[similar].

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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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        Enciclopedia delle arti e industrie Opera completa in 6 volumi suddivisi in 10 tomi

      a cura degli ingg. Raffaele Pareto e Giovanni Sacheri - UTET Unione Tipografica Editrice Torino 1878 - 1898 . Opera completa in 6 voll suddivisi in 10 tomi, rilegati in tela editoriale, dorso in pelle con titoli impressi a secco in oro. Pagine brunite e segni di usura alle copertine (vedasi foto di dettaglio).Vol I: Acciaio Buste (1154 pagg), vol II: Caccia Curvatura meccanica (1093 pagg), vol III :Dinamometri Guanti (1252 pagg ), vol IV : Idraulica - Litantrace (1847 pagg), vol. V parte prima :Litografia - macchine dinamoelettriche ( 1123 pagg), Vol V parte seconda : Macchine idrauliche - Monete ( 1428 pagg), vol VI parte pima * Navigazione - Rame (1160 pagg), vol VI parte prima ** Resistenza materiali - Sego (1796 pagg), vol VI parte seconda Sellajo - Stampa - Stereotipia (651 pagg), vol VI parte terza: Stampa - Zucchero ( 1366 pagg).

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        Punch, Brothers, Punch! And Other Sketches.

      Slote, Woodman Co. (1878), New York - First Edition, First Binding. Sixteenmo. Original green cloth with blindstamp and black lettering and decoration to front cover, blindstamp to rear cover, gilt lettering and black decoration to spine. Light yellow endpapers. Short story collection by famous American humorist writer and author of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1884). Very good, light wear to spine ends, very light foxing to pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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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        A Few Choice Words to The Public, With New and Original Poems Written by the Author / Her Second Book

      Julia A. Moore, Grand Rapids, Mich. 1878 - Not a reprint but an original, 4-1/4 X 6-inch , 56-page (softcover) pamphlet in semi-gloss gray wraps. Booklet is complete, though rear wrap is being held in place only by a small piece of clear ("Scotch"?) tape applied long ago. Printed by C.M. Loomis, Grand Rapids, Mich., and originally priced at 25 cents. Julia Ann Moore, the "Sweet Singer of Michigan" (1847-1920) was America's challenger to Scotland's William McGonagall as the 19th Century's master of bad poetry in English -- a requirement for contention being, of course, that the poet couldn't be working tongue-in-cheek. Born Julia Ann Davis, she started writing poetry in her mid-teens, mostly in response to the deaths of children she knew, though (like McGonagall) any newspaper account of disaster could inspire her. At age 17, she married Frederick Franklin Moore, a farmer. She ran a small store and, over the years, bore ten children, of whom six survived to adulthood. Moore's first book of verse, "The Sentimental Song Book" was published in 1876 by C. M. Loomis of Grand Rapids, and quickly went into a second printing. A copy ended up in the hands of James F. Ryder, a Cleveland publisher, who republished it under the title "The Sweet Singer of Michigan Salutes the Public," sending out review copies to newspapers across the country, with a cover letter filled with mocking "faint praise." Contemporary reviewers had fun with her tear-jerking efforts, the Rochester Democrat commenting that "Shakespeare, could he read it, would be glad that he was dead." The Hartford Times added that "To meet such steady and unremitting demands on the lachrymal ducts one must be provided, as Sam Weller suspected Job Trotter was, 'with a main, as is allus let on.'" The collection -- in effect the last gasp of the school of obituary poetry that had been broadly popular in the U. S. through the middle of the 19th Century -- became a curious best-seller. Moore staged a reading with song and orchestral accompaniment in 1877 at a Grand Rapids opera house. She managed to interpret jeering as criticism of the orchestra. Moore's second collection, "A Few Choice Words to the Public" appeared in 1878, "but found few buyers," Wikipedia reports. Moore gave a second public performance at the same venue in late 1878, by which time she'd deduced the praise directed at her was ironic, the jeering sincere. She began by admitting her poetry was "partly full of mistakes" and that "literary is a work very hard to do." Moore ended the show by telling the audience "You have come here and paid twenty-five cents to see a fool; I receive seventy-five dollars and see a whole house full of fools," reports Thomas J. Riedlinger in "Mortal Refrains: The Complete Collected Poetry, Prose, and Songs of Julia A. Moore, The Sweet Singer of Michigan" (MSU Press, 1998.) Her husband reportedly then forbade her to publish more poetry, moving the family 100 miles north to Manton in 1882, where they made a success, he with an orchard and sawmill, she with a store. A year after her husband's death in 1914, Mrs. Moore, 68, published in pamphlet form her earlier newspaper serial "Sunshine and Shadow," a novella set during the American Revolution, which concludes when a farmer facing foreclosure is rescued by his wife's decision to publish her secret cache of fiction. The works of Julia Moore are now available almost exclusively in later reprints. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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]

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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.

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