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        König Mammon und die Freiheit, Ein neues Bilderbuch in zwei Theilen. Text zusammengestellt von E. Roßbach

      Verlag der Gnossenschaftsdruckerei 1878 Verlag der Genossenschaftsdruckerei, Lpz., 1878. 16 Bl. mit Textbeiträgen und 12 Mehrfarbtafeln, original Halbleinen. Groß-Oktav (gebräunt und teilweise fleckig/es fehlt der typogr. Titel/Innengelenk verstärkt) - Seltene Ausgabe dieses ungewöhnlichen Kinderbuches, das Wegehaupt als ,,eines der ersten sozialistischen Bilderbücher\"\" bezeichnet. Die Gedichte, Fabeln und Erzählungen sind der deutschen Literatur entnommen und stammen von F. Rückert, G.E. Lessing, F. Freiligrath, J.P. Hebel, M. Mendelssohn u.a./Die drastischen karikaturenartigen Illustrationen jeweils mit einem Vierzeiler/Wegehaupt II, 302 (S. 35) - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Kinder- und Jugendbücher

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. O. O., [21. III. 1878].

      1878. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. An Herrn Röhn: "Ich höre daß Sie bald zurück reisen, möchte aber gern Sie noch sehen, wovon meine Angelegenheiten mich hinderten. Ich bitte daher um 7 Uhr mit uns am Diner theilnehmen zu wollen [...]". - Gefaltet.

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        [NEW ZEALAND] Sketches made by a passenger on board the ship Cape Finisterre, London to Lyttleton, 1878-79

      The emigrant ship Cape Finisterre sailed from London in December 1878, and arrived at Lyttelton, New Zealand, on 31 March 1879. One of the passengers on board was James J. Ledger, whose hand-illustrated manuscript journal In Search of a Home at the Antipodes documents his voyage experience. Ledger's important journal is now held in the collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library (Ref: MSX-9415). References in the captions beneath the sketches laid down on the two album leaves we offer here - including specific dates, as well as the ship's name - clearly indicate that they originate from an album kept by an unidentified emigrant who travelled as a 2nd Class passenger on the same voyage of the Cape Finisterre as Ledger. The sketches even include views of the same iceberg as that illustrated by Ledger in his journal, which was sighted in the southern Indian Ocean on Ash Wednesday, February 26 1879. Album leaf 1. 350 x 300 mm (sheet). Five pencil sketches with captions in pencil and ink (largest 113 x 180 mm; in very good condition, a couple of minor toning spots); subjects include views of the interior of the artist's cabin; a passing ship, the Kaffir, sighted between Tristan da Cunha and Cape of Good Hope on February 6 1879 - the ship's name, and that of the Cape Finisterre, are spelled out in marine signal flags by the artist; "caricatures of two Cape Finisterreans", fellow passegers Atkinson (who has been to New Zealand before) and Leslie (who is going to New Zealand for the first time); the artist's depiction of himself reclining in his favourite hammock, "My little Heaven in the tropics"; and a portrait of a sailor who was chained to the deck on January 5 1879 as punishment for stealing £5. Album leaf 2. 350 x 300 mm (sheet). Six pencil sketches with captions in pencil (largest 119 x 180 mm; in very good condition, one small toning spot); subjects include two views of the Canary Islands; a view of Tristan da Cunha "50 miles distant", February 3 1879; two views of the iceberg that was also illustrated by Ledger in his journal, sighted on Ash Wednesday, February 26 1879, in Latitude 44° (south) Longitude 51° (east), "about 200 miles to the N.E. of the Crozet Isles"; and a diagrammatic sketch of the Southern Cross constellation, "as seen about 9 p.m., 37° Latitude (south) 10º Longitude (east)." Album leaf 2. (verso). Large format photographic view of Auckland; albumen print, 235 x 285 mm; laid down on the album page, with fold lines and wrinkling; faint contemporary inscription verso of print is partially legible (in reverse!), 'View of Auckland ....'

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        Mycenae: A Narrative of Researches and Discoveries at Mycenae and Tiryns

      New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1878. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 384 pp. Octavo, 8vo. Bound in green cloth with top edge gilt, gilt decorations on the spine and the front board, and beveled edges. Includes illustrations that show over 700 artifacts Dr. Schliemann excavated from Mycenae. The volume also includes eight plans, and twenty one plates (four of the plates are in color). The preface is written by the Hon. W.E. Gladstone. Dr. Schliemann was the first man to begin to excavate Hisarlik, the site which is believed to be where ancient Troy stood. Schliemann claimed to have discovered treasures and even the tomb of Agamemnon. Although experts disagree with him today, Dr. Heinrich Schliemann started the excavations and analyses of the most important sites of Bronze Age Greece. A handsome copy of this seminal work in classical archaeology. Some very minor loss to the corners of the boards, a bookplate from a previous owner with a tiny gift inscription dated 1878 (gift inscription is written on the bookplate) and a former owner's stamp on the bookplate, light wear to the extremities and a few small spots of mild discoloration.

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        THERESIANUM WIEN MATURAJAHRGANG 1828 PORTRAITS, SCHÜLERLISTEN, PÜFUNGSLISTEN, PHOTOS,Sammlung von Porträtlithographien Großteils von Josef Kriehuber aus dem Jahr 1828, dargestellt sind Schüler des Maturajahrganges 1828

      insg. 24 Portrait Lithographien, davon 21 von Josef Kriehuber, Die Portraits sind zumeist auf Trägerpapiere montiert, hinter der Grafik befindet sich zumeist ein tabellarischer Lebenslauf der Schüler, bei 2 Blättern ist auf dem Trägerpapier ein Photo des Schüler aus späteren Jahren montiert. Weitere Beilagen sind handschriftliche Schülerlisten, Prüfungslisten Zeitungsausschnitte und ein Brief eines ehemaligen Schulkameraden an den anderen aus dem Jahr 1878 ein 50 jähriges Maturatreffen besprechend. Beschreibung der Blätter: Kaiser Franz I.(von Axmann), Freiherr von Herzogenberg Kurator im Theresianumg, Peter Bruckner Provinzial des Ordens der frommen Schulen der Böhmisch. Mährischen Provinz, Direktor der k.k. Theresianischen Ritter-Akademie Lithographie von Lanzedelly nach einem Gemälde von Göbel 1823 ( gest. Auspitz 19.06.1825), SCHÜLER: Joseph Abramovic v. Adelburg letzter Direktor des Spielberges in Brünn (geb. Hernals im Nov. 1816), Hieronymus Cattanei Di Momo , Carl Freiherr von Coletti (geb. Wien 10.12 1806- gest. Wien 22.11.1880), Paul Graf von Coudenhove (geb. Wien 08.08.1808 gest. Wien 29.03.1864), Ludwig Freiherr de-Vaux ( geb. Wien 8.08.1805-gest.20.05.1861), Anton Freiherr von Forgatsch (geb. Brünn13.11.1804- gest. Wien 03.02.1861), Johann Nepomuk Ritter von Glantz (geb. Wien 10.03.1805-gest. Wien 15.04.1868), Franz Ritter von Guttenberg (geb. Wien 08.06. 1806 Wien August 1877), Leopold Friedrich von Illessy (geb. Fünfkirchen 01.01.1806 gest. 20.04.1840), Franz Freiherr von Kulmer (geb. Agram 04.03.1806- gest. Wien 17.11.1853), Paul Freiherr von Lang (geb. Wien 25.10.1807-gest. 01.02.1836), Carl Marek von Marchthal (geb. Freihermersdorf in Schlesien 19.04.1804 gest. Wien 23.01.1869), Albert Freiherr von Neuwall (geb. Wien 06.11.1807- gest. Wien 13.05,1870), Norbert Maria Graf von Pötting und Persing (geb. Ofen 30.06.1804-gest. 16.11.1882), Peter Freiherr Wucherer v. Huldenfeld (geb. Biedermannsdorf 13.10.1806- gest. Graz 17.03.1877), Franz Zeller v. Zellenberg ( geb. Wien 21.06.1805-gest. Wien13.08.1876), Ludwig Graf Wratislaw v. Mittrowitz (geb. Toponar in Ungarn 16.03.1805oder 1806, Karl Graf von Rothkirch-Panthen (geb. Ried OÖ oder Falkenau , preuß Schlesien , 02.12.1807, gest. Prag 31.03.1870), Johann Deodat Freiherr von Spiegelfeld ( geb. Marburg 13.04. 1806- gest. Baden bei Wien 11.12.1876), Eduard Staeger von Waldburg (geb. Wien 23.10. 1809)Die Österreichische Nationalbibliothek verfügt über ein vergleichbares Objekt vgl. Signatur PK 2388 POR Grafik

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        Through the dark continent or the sources of the Nile around the great lakes of Equatorial Africa and down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean

      Sampson Low, Marston [et al.], London 1878 - First edition, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. xiv, [2], 522; ix, [1], 566, 32 (ads); 2 folding color maps in rear cover pockets (1 with neat tape reinforcement on verso at folds), 2 frontispiece portraits, 150 woodcuts (32 full-p.) and 8 maps (2 folding); original brown cloth stamped in black and silver; vol. 2 is very good and sound; vol. 1 with cloth split at front joint, back cover dampstained, rear hinge crudely repaired and front hinge cracked; internally very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rapport manuscrit du naufrage du Liberté pour tous en 1878

      - NAUFRAGE du trois-mâts barque française « Liberté-Pour-Tous » à Saint-Nazaire Rapports manuscrits suite à une tempête exceptionnelle les 22 et 24 mars 1878 à Saint-Nazaire à destination de l’armateur et aux assureurs ; 8 pages in-folio sur deux feuillets. Ce document destiné à l’armateur Gabriel Lauriol et aux assureurs, relate les évènements dramatiques survenus au navire « Liberté-Pour-Tous » pris dans un cyclone tropical au large de l’Afrique du Sud dans l’océan indien avec à son bord quinze hommes du capitaine Eusèbe François-Louis Gaucher au mousse, transportant 59 tonneaux. Ces deux rapports dressent le bilan des dégâts causés au navire et à sa marchandise chargée à Bimlipatam (Inde). La précision dans la description des manœuvres décidées au fur et à mesure de l’accroissement des dangers et des destructions fait de ce rapport un récit aux allures dramatiques certaines. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        ALS. Paris, 17. IV. 1878.

      130 x 207 mm. 1 p. On printed letter-head of the "Laboratoire de Physique, Conservatoire des Arts & Métiers". Expressing his regrets but his return has been postponed and he will perhaps be absent form Paris for all the Easter week. - The experimental physicist Becquerel is noted for his work on magnetism. In 1840 he discovered the electrical currents produced during photochemical reactions and studied the intensity of light in such currents. Inventor of the phosphoroscope, he also engaged in spectral studies. It is amusing that Becquerel should still be using "Arts & Métiers" notepaper eighteen years after he had ceased to teach there. It was in 1878 that he was appointed Director of the Musaeum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

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        PIONEERING IN SOUTH BRAZIL: Three Years of Forest and Prairie Life in the Province of Paran?. Two volumes.

      John Murray,, London: 1878 - 378 pp.; 328 pp. First edition; first printing. Original maroon cloth with decorative gilt stamped upper cover; gold lettering stamped across the spine; black endpapers; fp. with tissue guard; two fold-out maps, seven black and white photographs. Thirty-two pages of ads in vol. 2. Vol. 1 about fine, light edge wear; vol. 2 cloth torn head and tail spine, fore-edge and corners bumped; married set. See additional images provided. Early exploration of the interior Paran? and Mato Grosso regions of Brazil. Author was a railway engineer. Quoting Borba 106, "Captain Palm, a Swedish officer and proteg? of his king, succeeded in interesting the Brazilian government and the Baron of Mau? in a plan for a railway which would cross South America from the Atlantic to the Pacific at about Paran? Sixteen engineers, divided into four groups, carried out the preliminary survey which lasted two years from 1870 to 1872. Several causes, among them the sudden death of Captain Palm from yellow fever in Rio, interrupted the plan. Bigg-Wither, as head of one of the groups of engineers, explored the Ivai Valley. The book he wrote, written in a fluent and picturesque style, is of great interest and full of excellent observations about the colonial region and the 'sert?o' of Paran? It is certainly one of the best travel books about that part of Brazil. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        In memoriam Caroli à Linné.

      Upsala, L. W. Levin, 1878. Folio. 2 pp. text leaf in German and French by Fries, and 15 albumen prints of which one with careful additional hand-colouring, most probably by Schenson, each mounted on cardboard (34.8 x 26.1 cm). In original blind-stamped pebbled cloth portfolio (37.5 x 27.5 x 1.7 cm) with gilt floral ornaments on both boards, and large gilt title on the front board. Bevelled edges, interior moiré silk.= A very rare photo album depicting various Linnaeana and possibly issued in ten or fewer copies. "Soulsby's estimation of edition size may be overcompensated. Several typographical errors in the text indicate that this work may have been a proof edition done on speculation and only a handful produced, perhaps as few as 10. Furthermore, there is no bibliographical description of the work in Tullberg, except for a footnote to the description of the Bystrom marble ... which cites a Schenson carte-de-visite of the statue. No copies are listed in OCLC. The Victoria & Albert only has a broken set of about 6 of the plates ... It is a mystery why this portfolio was never published in a wider edition or why, if it was meant to be a commemorative, the text is not in Swedish or the descendants of Linnaeus did not own a copy, most notably Tycho Tullberg (1842-1920) who omitted the portfolio from his exhaustive compilation of the portraits of his great great grandfather which even included small woodcut images of Linnaeus in obscure science journals. The Fries portfolio is an extraordinary lacuna in the Tullberg work. The typographical errors are perhaps an indication that this is a printer's proof edition, perhaps issued as a prospectus for a larger work. ... The copy in the repository of the Linnaean Society of London ... was donated by Oscar Dickson, Sweden's greatest philanthropist of the nineteenth century." (artandmedicine.com). The text, describing 15 plates, was written by the Swedish botanist and mycologist Elias Magnus Fries (1794-1878). The photos are by the painter and photographer Emma Sofia Perpetua Schenson (1827-1913), "one of the earliest professional female photographers in Sweden" (Wikipedia). The photos show, for instance, the house in Upsala where he lived, the Upsala botanical garden, his statue, his bedroom and study in his summer home, Hammarby, with a wonderful wallpaper of plant prints, one of his last letters, and, in colour, the plant, Linnaea borealis. The latter differs from the one shown by artandmedicine.com, which is shaped in the form of an "L", whereas here it is not. Coster (Linnaeana pp. 56-55) extensively described a complete copy at the Linnaeus centennial exhibition, Amsterdam, 1878, submitted by "...den Heer Daniël R. Wolterbeek" [probably the Amsterdam banker, city councillor and trustee of the Hortus Botanicus, Robert Daniël Wolterbeek (1801-1883)]. Upsala bookseller (and publisher?) L. W. Levin's ticket in the lower inner corner of the front board pastedown. Slight rubbing to the boards, a bit more on the corners, light foxing to the text leaf, one photo - of the botanical garden - with some additional colouring, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Very rare. Only one auction record this century. Coster, Linnaeana, 260; Soulsby, 2733; http://www.artandmedicine.com/biblio/authors/Linnaeus.html

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        Incredible William T. Sherman re Robert Anderson and Start of Civil War in Kentucky

      Washington 1878 - Autograph Letter Signed, January 6, 1878, to Eliza Anderson, the widow of General Robert Anderson, Washington, 12 pp., 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. Sherman recounts the events in Kentucky at the start of the Civil War, and pays tribute to fellow general Robert Anderson, in a touching letter to Anderson's widow. The letter offers insights into both Anderson's and Sherman's lives and careers. Complete TranscriptHeadquarters Army of the United States,Washington, D.C. January 6 1878Mrs E. B. AndersonNew York City.Dear Mrs. Anderson, I was absent at St Louis (where you know I have established my family as a sort of harbor of refuge from the political storms and tempests to which I must continue to be subject) when your letter of Dec 31. was received. Else it should have had more prompt answer. It is but natural that at this holiday period of the year, your thoughts and intense feelings should revert to that awful time when the angry passions of men had aroused the demon of war, had arrayed father against son, brother against brother, and as in your case brothers against sister & husband, and though I would like to banish these thoughts from memory. At your command I will endeavor in the few minutes of leisure now at hand to recall some of the incidents that you desire to secure. It would take many sheets to paint the picture of our country in the early autumn of 1861. You were spending the season at Cresson, [Pennsylvania]. Washington was a vast camp of soldiers gathering from all points of the compass to defend the Capitol against a bitter enemy. and organizing under General McClellan to assume the offensive. But the cause of war covered the whole continent and President Lincoln was forced to give some of his thought to other parts of the county. In like manner at St Louis Missouri was gathering the elements of an army under the leadership of Fremont, but the Great Center, or Middle had as yet been overlooked. Then the state of Kentucky, a slave state whose people were divided by patriotic sentiment and slave interest was endeavoring to maintain a state of neutrality between the angry sections North and South. But Mr. Lincoln knew that such a condition was, or soon would become an impossibility, and determined to anticipate the public enemy by securing military possession of that part of the Grand Theatre of Action. He wanted a Leader. and all men naturally turned to General Robert Anderson, a native of Kentucky, a thorough soldier, a pure man, and one whose courage & patriotism had already been tested in the first act of war, with which the Drama opened. He was summoned to Washington, and soon after wrote me a note to meet him I think at Willards Hotel. I was then commanding a Brigade of the Army of the Potomac at Fort Corcoran. opposite Georgetown. We met as appointed, and Mr Lincoln with several Gentlemen from Kentucky were present. The whole subject was discussed, and the result agreed on was substantially that the Region was to be made a military Department with Genl Robert Anderson in command with Head Qrs in Louisville, that he was to proceed there with extraordinary powers to raise troops and commission officers, and that meantime the Kentucky Gentlemen then present who were ardent Union men should go in advance to check political action until the necessary military preparations could be completed. General Anderson told me that he wanted me to go along as his Lieutenant, as I had been his Lieutenant of Company G, 3rd artillery when you were his young wife, and that Mr Lincoln had promised him four Brigadiers of his choice out of the Army of the Potomac. He said he wanted Thomas, Burnside, and Buell. Thomas was then Colonel of Cavalry with General Patterson at or near Winchester. Burnside was here, and Buell was understood to be coming from California. General McClellan could not spare Burnside, but I and General Thomas were ordered to report to Genl Anderson. On a day appointed we. (See website for full description)

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        THERESIANUM WIEN MATURAJAHRGANG 1828 PORTRAITS, SCHÜLERLISTEN, PÜFUNGSLISTEN, PHOTOS,Sammlung von Porträtlithographien Großteils von Josef Kriehuber aus dem Jahr 1828, dargestellt sind Schüler des Maturajahrganges 1828 der Kaiser Franz I.(von Axmann), Freiherr von Herzogenberg Kurator im Theresianumg, Peter Bruckner Provinzial des Ordens der frommen Schulen der Böhmisch. Mährischen Provinz, Direktor der k.k. Theresianischen Ritter-Akademie Lithographie von Lanzedelly nach einem Gemälde von Göbel 1823 ( gest. Auspitz 19.06.1825), SCHÜLER: Joseph Abramovic v. Adelburg letzter Direktor des Spielberges in Brünn (geb. Hernals im Nov. 1816), Hieronymus Cattanei Di Momo , Carl Freiherr von Coletti (geb. Wien 10.12 1806- gest. Wien 22.11.1880), Paul Graf von Coudenhove (geb. Wien 08.08.1808 gest. Wien 29.03.1864), Ludwig Freiherr de-Vaux ( geb. Wien 8.08.1805-gest.20.05.1861), Anton Freiherr von Forgatsch (geb. Brünn13.11.1804- gest. Wien 03.02.1861), Johann Nepomuk Ritter von Glantz (geb. Wien 10.03.1805-gest. Wien 15.04.1868), Franz Ritter von Guttenberg (geb. Wien 08.06. 1806 Wien August 1877), Leopold Friedrich von Illessy (geb. Fünfkirchen 01.01.1806 gest. 20.04.1840), Franz Freiherr von Kulmer (geb. Agram 04.03.1806- gest. Wien 17.11.1853), Paul Freiherr von Lang (geb. Wien 25.10.1807-gest. 01.02.1836), Carl Marek von Marchthal (geb. Freihermersdorf in Schlesien 19.04.1804 gest. Wien 23.01.1869), Albert Freiherr von Neuwall (geb. Wien 06.11.1807- gest. Wien 13.05,1870), Norbert Maria Graf von Pötting und Persing (geb. Ofen 30.06.1804-gest. 16.11.1882), Peter Freiherr Wucherer v. Huldenfeld (geb. Biedermannsdorf 13.10.1806- gest. Graz 17.03.1877), Franz Zeller v. Zellenberg ( geb. Wien 21.06.1805-gest. Wien13.08.1876), Ludwig Graf Wratislaw v. Mittrowitz (geb. Toponar in Ungarn 16.03.1805oder 1806, Karl Graf von Rothkirch-Panthen (geb. Ried OÖ oder Falkenau , preuß Schlesien , 02.12.1807, gest. Prag 31.03.1870), Johann Deodat Freiherr von Spiegelfeld ( geb. Marburg 13.04. 1806- gest. Baden bei Wien 11.12.1876), Eduard Staeger von Waldburg (geb. Wien 23.10. 1809)

       insg. 24 Portrait Lithographien, davon 21 von Josef Kriehuber, Die Portraits sind zumeist auf Trägerpapiere montiert, hinter der Grafik befindet sich zumeist ein tabellarischer Lebenslauf der Schüler, bei 2 Blättern ist auf dem Trägerpapier ein Photo des Schüler aus späteren Jahren montiert. Weitere Beilagen sind handschriftliche Schülerlisten, Prüfungslisten Zeitungsausschnitte und ein Brief eines ehemaligen Schulkameraden an den anderen aus dem Jahr 1878 ein 50 jähriges Maturatreffen besprechend. Die Österreichische Nationalbibliothek verfügt über ein vergleichbares Objekt vgl. Signatur PK 2388 POR Versand D: 9,00 EUR Schule

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        Les palmiers. Histoire iconographique.

      - Paris, J. Rothschild, 1878. Large 8vo (26.2 x 17.3 cm). viii, 348 pp., 40 fine chromolithographed plates and 228 illustrations in the text. Contemporary half leather binding with decorated gilt spine and marbled boards.l First edition of this sought-after work on palms. The chromolithographs are by the famous Pieter de Pannemaeker and of a high standard. Count Oswald de Kerchove de Denterghem (1844-1906) was the third Count in a row with a love for botany, following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps. He published several works on palms and orchids, besides having a political career. This specific title is sought after for the beautiful plates, and is quite rare now. Half title top margin clipped, some light spotting, plates generally in good condition. A very nice copy. Nissen BBI, 1032; Stafleu & Cowan, 3590. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Group of 11 original illustrations of Michigan hunting scenes, for his "Deer Hunting on the Au Sable", published in Scribner's Monthly

      1878. Published in Scribner's Monthly, vol. XV, pp. 3, 755-767. Pen and ink and wash on paper, 5 signed by the artist ("W.M.L." or "Laffan" or W.M. Laffan, del."). Various sizes (6 x 6 inches and smaller). Editorial markings on verso or in margins, two drawings laid down on board. Fine. Published in Scribner's Monthly, vol. XV, pp. 3, 755-767. Pen and ink and wash on paper, 5 signed by the artist ("W.M.L." or "Laffan" or W.M. Laffan, del."). Various sizes (6 x 6 inches and smaller). Sport in Rural Michigan : 'Deer Hunting on the Au Sable'. Irish-born newspaperman William M. Laffan (1848-1909) worked on San Francisco and Baltimore papers before coming to write for the New York Sun. He became the publisher of the Sun in 1884, and in 1897 he purchased the paper with backing from J.P. Morgan. In later life he was interested in Chinese porcelain and complied the catalogue of Morgan's collection. This group of deft and detailed illustrations, recording camp scenes, hunting incidents, and outdoor vistas, was drawn by Laffan for his article "Deer Hunting on the Au Sable" (Scribner's Monthly, vol. XV, no. 6, 1878, pp. 753-767), which recounts a successful hunting trip in northern Michigan with a party organized by John Erwin of Cleveland, with a bag of 23 deer, or, as the final illustration records, "a ton and a half of venison". Laffan took a trophy buck acknowledged by his fellow hunters as the best of the trip. Comprising: Thompson's (small panorama of an inn amongst the woods) p. 755 "It must be the climate" (sportsman with rifle and deer, woodsman with ax) p. 756 Camp Erwin (wagon approaching a forest clearing with cabin and log stables) p. 757 "A tale of Love, Jealousy and Death" (two sportsmen examining skulls of two bucks with tangled horns) p. 759 "Rather Unexpected" (hunter climbed out from under a rotten tree trunk) p. 761 "A Young Backwoodsman" (outdoor portrait of a young woodsman with his dog, a deer at his feet) p. 764 "A Clean Shot" (hunter shooting at a poised buck) p. 764 "The Beauties of Rafting" (narrow log raft on the woodland river, having just passed under a fallen tree) p. 766 "A Ton and a Half of Venison" (departing wagon heavily laden with deer) p. 767 With one unused drawing, "Straining with the Dogs" (one sportsman gutting a deer, another holding four hounds straining at their leashes), and one drawing by Laffan for an earlier article in Scribner's, "Canvas-backs and Terrapins": "The Nefarious Pot-hunter", a night-time scene of hunters jack-lighting ducks (published on p. 3 in the first number of the same volume).

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        Ordonnanz sammt Zeichnungs-Tafeln zum Schweizerischen Repetir-Gewehr (System Vetterli) Modell 1869-1878. Beschluss des Schweizer. Bundesrathes vom 9. Januar 1869 und vom 30. April 1878. - Ordonnance avec planches de dessins du fusil à répétition suisse.

      (Bern, 1878).. Mit 12 (1 doppelblattgr., 1 mehrfach gefalt.) farblithograph. Tafeln. 8 S. Text. Rückenbroschur. 25 x 37 cm. Mit deutsch-französischem Paralleltext. - Die schönen Tafeln zeigen das Gewehr in allen Einzelheiten, Tafel I (25 x 142 cm!) mit einer Gesamtansicht. - Titel gestempelt. Die große Tafel mit einem kurzen Einriss in einer Faltung.

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        Ordonnanz sammt Zeichnungs-Tafeln zum Schweizerischen Repetir-Karabiner (System Vetterli) Modell 1871/1878. Beschluss des Schweizer. Bundesrathes vom 20. Februar 1871 und vom 30. April 1878. - Ordonnance avec planches de dessins du Mousqueton à répétition suiss.

      (Bern, 1878).. Mit 10 (1 mehrfach gefalt.) lithograph. Tafeln. 5 S. Text. Rückenbroschur. 25 x 37 cm. Mit deutsch-französischem Paralleltext. - Die Tafeln zeigen das Gewehr in allen Einzelheiten, Tafel 1 (25,5 x 108 cm) mit einer Gesamtansicht.

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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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