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2018-09-15 01:56:57
Twain, Mark
Slote, Woodman & Co, New York, 1878. First edition: title page with author's name written in roman, letters missing from p 91, line 4, and 13 lines on p 101. Octavo, original cloth. With a signed notecard from Twain on his stationary which reads, "None genuine without this label on the battle. S.L.C. Oct. 28/ 80. Yrs Truly S.L. Clemens Mark Twain. June 1880." Inscription to the endpaper, in near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional quote, desirable signed twice by Twain. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
2018-09-14 16:08:36
FELIX BONFILS PHOTOGRAPHER.
1878. In folio (oblong, 28x39 cm) with 78 albumine or phototype prints (22x28 cm), and 7 photochrom prints (16x22 cm). Binding: contemporary full morocco calf (originally died in dark blue now fading into the natural calf colour). Contemporary ownership title (posthumous) as once owned by the Prince Henri Marie Joseph de Polignac (1878-1915) «Capitaine au 103 Regiment d'Infanterie, Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Deux fois cité à l'Ordre de l'Armée, mort pour la France». (Vide bio-bibliography; author: BASQUIN, Dom Andrè. Title: HENRI, PRINCE DE POLIGNAC 1878-1915. Préface du R. P. Herbinière. Imprimerie Emmanuel Vitte. Lyon 1938). A very good album with an interesting collection of views (taken ca. 1870-1880 by the photographer Felix Bonfils), and gathered by Prince Henry of Polignac during his visit to the Holy Land in 1907. The photos were originally taken by the great pionneer French photographer (and writer) Félix Adrien Bonfils. He produced thousands of photographs and had one of the most prolific studios in Beirouth between 1860 and 1900. He was one of the first commercial photographers to produce, in large scale, images of the Middle East and to employ new methods of photographic printing. Bonfils Studio photographed posed scenes and was one of the first to use Photochrom, a new technique of photographic colour printing developed in 1880. We can find some examples of this technique in this album, that includes wide angle images showing Jerusalem and holy places in Palestine and in Damascus, Syria. We have to stress the the value of this images and landscapes, stil … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva [Lisboa, Portugal]
2018-09-13 21:18:50
CARROLL, Lewis.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1872 & 1878. 2 works, quarto (175 x 120 mm). 20th-century red calf bound by Bayntun, titles to blue and green crushed morocco labels, gilt motifs blocked to spine compartments, the White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts blocked to front covers gilt, turn-ins and edges gilt, marbled endpapers, original cloth bound in at rear. Housed in a custom red cloth slipcase. A fine set, in the slipcase with light creasing to spine and rear board. Illustrated throughout by Sir John Tenniel. Early editions, Alice in Wonderland is the 33rd thousand and Through the Looking-Glass is the 45th thousand. A handsomely bound set. Williamss, Madan & Green 46d, 84a.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-09-12 18:54:02
George Shrady
New York: William Wood & Company, 1878. Poor to good exteriors, good to very good interiors. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: valeriesthriftshoppe [Boise, Idaho, US]
2018-09-12 16:16:18
Boulger, Demetrius Charles
London: W. H. Allen & Co., 1878. 1st. First Edition. 8vo. xii, 344 pp. Appendix; Index. Color folding map at front. Three-quarter brown leather over maroon pebbled cloth boards; gilt lettering, ruling & design to spine; marbled endpapers. Tape reinforcement to verso of map and short closed tear at foldline; some wear to extremities; some fading to boards; foxing to first two pages; a very good copy. The uncommon first edition of the biography of Muhammad Yaqub Bek (1820 - 1877) an adventurer of Tajik or Uzbek descent who was master of the Tarim Basin from 1865 to 1877. He held the title of Atalik Ghazi ("Champion Father") given to him by the Amir of Bokhara in 1866; as well, the Ottoman Sultan gave him the title of Amir. In his biography, the author presents a picture of Yakoob Beg's career as a soldier of fortune, who, without birth, power, or even any great amount of genius, constructed an independent rule in Central Asia, and maintained it against many adversaries during the space of twelve years. Yakoob Beg was a very able and courageous man, and the task he did accomplish in Kashgaria was in the highest degree creditable. However, the author also presents a man marred by severity in his internal policy; a system of terrorism; vacillation and doubt. Yaqub entered into relations and signed treaties with the Russian Empire and Great Britain, but when he tried to get their support against China, he failed. - Preface; wiki.
Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books [USA]
2018-09-11 01:25:10
Hooker, Joseph Dalton & Ball, John.
First edn, Macmillan, London, 1878. 8vo, xvi, 499p, 39p cat. Panorama frontispiece, folding geological diagram by George Maw, engraved plates, large folding map at end. New endpapers and neat minor repair to head and tail of spine at some time, nr fine in slight wear VG original pictorial cloth gilt, with gilt vignette to upper board. A nice copy of a scarce classic on Morocco & the Atlas mountains. Neate H109. Perret 2277 'uncommon'.
Bookseller: A G Cram [UK]
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2018-09-10 01:19:00
Chevreul, [M.] E.
Paris, Firmin-Didot [For the Académie des Sciences de l'Institut de France], 1878. Large 4to (28.2 x 22.5 cm). 802 pp. [3-102; 1-327; 321-702]; 16 plates of which several coloured. Original blue printed boards. Most important philosophical work of the French chemist and winner of the Copley Medal, Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786-1889). It includes his thoughts on the fallacies of human scientific observation and reasoning, based upon the history of philosophy and his own researches in several fields, including the perception of colours, and physiological changes that come with age (Chevreul lived to a 102, and wrote this well-illustrated and provocative work when he was well into his nineties). Published in the academy's Mémoires, volume 39. Preceded by the extensive obituaries, with bibliographies, of the great French geologists Élie de Beaumont (pp. ix-xxxvi), and Alexandre Brongniart [pp. xxxvii-xcix, (i)]. Board edges a bit worn; bindings slightly weak due to the heavy book block; otherwise a very good, clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
2018-09-07 07:59:04
Great Britain.
Eyre and Spottiswoode, London. Four Items Bound Together related to the attempt to reach the North Pole. I. - Physical Observations by Captain Sir George Nares, R.N., and Captain Feilden, &c. II. - Medical Report on the Eskimo Dog Disease, by Fleet Surgeon B. Ninnis, M.D. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1878. 4to. 156pp. 8 folding colour lithograph plates, 7 folding graphs (with colour). Rebound in pleasing red cloth, gilt rules, borders and titles. [AB 45257] [Bound together with] Great Britain. ARCTIC EXPEDITION. Papers and Correspondence Relating to the Equipment and Fitting out of the Arctic Expedition of 1875, Including Report of the Admiralty Arctic Committee. London. Printed by George Edward Eyre & William Spottiswoode. 1875. Folio. 25pp + [1]. Title page soiled, with a chip out of the bottom page affecting part of the publisher's imprint. Lacks wrappers as well as folding colour map (we presume that the previous owner substituted the separately issued chart that is bound in). Very good. [AB 45251] Rare. [Bound together with] Large folding chart entitled: NORTH POLAR CHART Including the Atlantic Ocean to the 50th Parallel from Barrow and Franklin Straits on the West to Novaya Zemlya and Franz Joseph Land on the East. Published by the Admiralty, 20th May, 1875 under Supervision of Capt F.J. Evans, Hydrographer. 27" x 28". Printed on thick paper. Slight edge soiling. A stand alone chart timed with the Nares' Expedition. [Not in AB] [Bound together with] Great Britain. ARCTIC EXPEDITION. Further Papers and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bjarne Tokerud Bookseller ABAC & PBFA [Victoria, BC, Canada]
2018-09-05 16:58:13
AUSTEN, Jane.
London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1878. London: Richard Bentley & Son,, 1878. New Edition. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and decoration to spine in gilt, covers blocked in blind, brown coated endpapers. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard. Contemporary ownership signature to head of title page, and top and bottom edges of book block. Pencil mark to bottom margin of first page of text. Rubbing to extremities and spine joins, minor wear to very tips, a couple of faint marks to covers, a couple of gatherings a little sprung, inner hinges starting but holding, slight abrasion to frontispiece recto, faint mark to margins of pp. 2–3, occasional faint marginal foxing, a very good copy. Early reprint of the Bentley edition of 1870. The first Bentley edition of Pride and Prejudice was published in 1833, shortly after Bentley's purchase of the copyright of all Austen's novels from her first publisher, Thomas Egerton. The Bentley illustrations, by the obscure Ferdinand Pickering, played an integral part in the reception of Austen's novels; according to one Austen scholar, they "promoted a sense that her novels were best understood as familial, female focused, and sensational. For decades, these illustrations would have served to steer readers away from the conclusion that Austen's fiction ought to be understood as social, comic, or didactic" (Davoney Looser, The Making of Jane Austen, 2017, p. 20).
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-09-03 23:18:12
NAYA, Carlo.
Venezia, C.Naya, ca. 1878. Original photograph, albumen print, 33,5 x 25,6 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:italy/venezia/photo.
Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books [Netherlands]
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2018-09-03 17:43:13
MARIETTE-BEY (Auguste)
Caire, A. Mourès ; Paris, Goupil & Cie, 1878. In-folio, 98-(2) pp., reliure éditeur demi-chagrin vert bouteille, plats percaline, dos et plats ornés, toutes tranches dorées (mors et coiffes frottés). Tome 1 seul, qui contient 38 planches (magnifique photogravure sur Chine appliqué monté sur papier fort) et leur explication. Quelques vignettes en noir dans le texte. * Voir photographies / See pictures. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable.
Bookseller: Chez les Libraires Associés [France, Paris]
2018-09-03 15:07:03
CARROLL, Lewis.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1872 & 1878. 2 works, quarto (175 x 120 mm). 20th-century red calf bound by Bayntun, titles to blue and green crushed morocco labels, gilt motifs blocked to spine compartments, the White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts blocked to front covers gilt, turn-ins and edges gilt, marbled endpapers, original cloth bound in at rear. Housed in a custom red cloth slipcase. A fine set, in the slipcase with light creasing to spine and rear board. Illustrated throughout by Sir John Tenniel. Early editions, Alice in Wonderland is the 33rd thousand and Through the Looking-Glass is the 45th thousand. A handsomely bound set. Williamss, Madan & Green 46d, 84a.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
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2018-09-03 10:43:59
Jules Verne
Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen & Hafelfinger, 1878. Beautiful, very rare, first US edition of Jules Verne's To the Sun? published in 1878 in Philadelphia by Claxton, Remsen & Hafelfinger. Stunning cover and spine, and lovely illustrations throughout. First endpaper and title page taped at spine with linen. Light foxing present. Wear to covers and spine, though still intact and very pretty.
Bookseller: Kabi Rare Books [U.S.A.]
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2018-09-02 05:41:12
Oscar Wilde
Oxford, Thomas Shrimpton and Son. RAVENNA 1878; Oscar Wilde; 1st Edition, 1st Issue; Oxford: Thomas Shrimpton and Son; Softback; 16 Pages; w4.7"xh7"; Very Rare! ATTRIBUTES: •Very Rare original softcover design, Bordered title page with Crest, •One woodcut heading/initial/ending, And a Great Poetical Classic, •Famed Author's 1st Book/Work; 1 of only 168 Copies! SUMMARY: •Wilde wrote “Ravenna” while a student at Oxford and submitted it anonymously to compete for the Newdigate Prize. “In ‘Ravenna’ the young man recalls his journey there the year before, and muses elegiacally upon its fallen greatness. Collapse was always one of Wilde’s themes The poem is a clever hodgepodge of personal reminiscence, topographical description, political and literary history. It contains apostrophes to Dante and Byron As to Ravenna, the city is alternately regarded as doomed and evergreen, and the poet, to finish it off, promises inconclusively to love it forever” (Ellmann, 91). Wilde’s winning of the Newdigate Prize for the poem was one of his great triumphs at Oxford, and his public reading “was listened to with rapt attention and frequently applauded.” Although Wilde politely listened to the recommendations the Professor of Poetry made toward improvement of this poem after its receipt of the prize, he ignored them and had the poem printed entirely unchanged. Mason 301. BACKGROUND: •Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roga Books [Boca Raton, FL, U.S.A.]
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2018-08-31 07:36:01
NAYA, Carlo.
Venezia, C.Naya, ca. 1878. Original photograph, albumen print, 25,7 x 33,5 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:italy/venezia/photo.
Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books [Netherlands]
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2018-08-29 14:25:24
A. RICKERT (probably Anton RICKERT, fl. circa 1879-1900).
Sarajevo, January 3rd. 8° (21,5 x 14 cm). [2] written in black and blue ink in German language, blue stamp in the upper left part, paper with watermarked pattern in shape of four-leaf clover (Very Good, original soft folds with tiny holes on crossings). A letter in German language was written in black ink, combined with invisible ink (here turned blue) by a Serbian spy, a known Sarajevo based photographer Anton Rickert, to an agent in Belgrade on the eve of the Austrian occupation of the Ottoman province Bosnia. The text also includes instructions how to make the invisible ink. - This complex letter was written in German language in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on January 3rd, 1878. The main text, written in black ink, is a shallow message by one A. Rickert, based in Sarajevo, to his friend, Mr. Jovanovich in Belgrade, explaining his newly revived love life, involving certain Mesdames C. N. and N. E. But the main purpose of the letter is hiding in the interlined blue text. It was originally written in invisible ink, and includes valuable espionage military information, data on other undercover agents and a recipe for the invisible ink, which the other agent could use, to respond. The text reads: "Until December 27 there was not a single cannon in the area of Zenica until Leskovac (i. e. a large territory between Bosnia and the south of Serbia, which connected Bosnia to the Ottoman Empire). Here, in the official circles, there is a rumour there are 150 Serbian agents in Sarajevo. It is planned to break through to Bijeljina, to threaten Belgrade. As long as Greece stays calm, a part of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor [München, Germany]
2018-08-28 21:50:14
MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan.
Philadelphia, 1878. 5 1/2 x 9. (4), 13-208, (4) pages + leaf 22a/b. Collated complete. Beveled cloth gilt, worn around edges, stain to lower cover, front hinge open but tight, rear free endpaper removed. Contents very good. Binding stamped for MacKellar's Canadian agents, the Dominion Type-Founding Co. The MacKellar specimens, all rare on the market, are among the finest produced in the 19th century. They are noteworthy, not only for the foundry's line of faces and decorative material, but also for the pithy and humorous settings that display the type. Most were written, as well as composed by MacKellar, and the result is a specimen that is as enjoyable to read as to it look at. Annenberg/Saxe note only the Columbia copy. OCLC locates copies at Delaware and the Chicago Public Library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA [Hamburg, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-08-26 08:00:08
Carlo Botta
MILANO: Stabilimento Tipografico dell'Editore Francesco Pagnoni, 1878. Rilegato. BUONO. 15,5 23,5. I,II USATO
Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBabele [Italy]
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2018-08-24 07:19:48
THACKERAY, William Makepeace
London: Smith, Elder and Company, 1878. Full leather. Very good. London: Smith, Elder and Company, 1878. Full leather. Twenty-six volumes. Thick quartos. The Complete Writings of William Makepeace Thackeray. Extra illustrated to set with portrait frontispiece. Limited to one -thousand copies which this is number 232, Handsomely bound in full brown morocco, spine gilt floral dence decorations between raised banding, red and tan gilt title labels, all edges gilt, boards triple gilt ruled and floral gilt relief to corner, gilt turn-ins, blue marbled endpaper.
Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-08-22 06:51:34
Type Specimen. MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan.
Philadelphia, 1878. 5 1/2 x 9. (4), 13-208, (4) pages + leaf 22a/b. Collated complete. Beveled cloth gilt, worn around edges, stain to lower cover, front hinge open but tight, rear free endpaper removed. Contents very good. Binding stamped for MacKellar's Canadian agents, the Dominion Type-Founding Co. The MacKellar specimens, all rare on the market, are among the finest produced in the 19th century. They are noteworthy, not only for the foundry's line of faces and decorative material, but also for the pithy and humorous settings that display the type. Most were written, as well as composed by MacKellar, and the result is a specimen that is as enjoyable to read as to it look at. Annenberg/Saxe note only the Columbia copy. OCLC locates copies at Delaware and the Chicago Public Library.
Bookseller: The Veatchs Arts of the Book [U.S.A.]
2018-08-22 00:59:00
Thornbury,Walter & Edward Walford
Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, London, Paris & New York. First Edition as determined by the publisher name (originally published in monthly parts from 1873 to 1878). Complete in six quarto volumes (7½"x10½"/27cm.), 576 +/- pages per vol., index vol. 6. Bound in half-leather and marbled boards, crimson Morocco with gold decorations and titles in six panels between raised bands, matching marbled endpapers, top edges gilt; hundreds of illustrations & portraits reproduced from old engravings.CONDITION: overall Very Good; light to moderate scuffing of cover edges, some minor damage to corners, spines bright, bindings tight; contents generally crisp and clean. MAPS: Vol. 1 retains the large (51"x 20") important foldout map bound in at the rear "Civitas Londinum ." a reduced reproduction of The Ag[g]as Map, the earliest surviving map of London (only 3 examples of the 1561 original known to have survived). This map is Very Good other than a 3" tear from along a top left border fold, a 6½" diagonal tear from the left edge attachment and a couple of holes at fold corners, small age stains at some edges of folds . Vol. 3 has the large (27"x20½") foldout map bound in at the rear: "A Plan of the Citys of London, Westminster [etc.], 1720" reproduced from an original "A New Map of London"; Near Fine, only a 1" left margin tear. Vol. 6 has the large (26"x30") "Map of Greater London" (with original light blue tinting) bound in at the rear, Very Good but with a 3" left margin tear. These maps are often missing from sets, having been removed and sold separately. PROVENANCE: From the library of Th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: GoodBks [APOLLO BEACH, FL, U.S.A.]
2018-08-17 22:42:40
Nietzsche, Friedrich:
Chemnitz im Verlag von Ernst Schmeitzner . Zweite 2. Auflage, 1878. Gr.-8° ( 23 : 15 cm). Einfacher Pappband des 20. Jahrhunderts (gering lichtrandig und mit montiertem Rückenschild). IV, 144 Seiten. Die ersten und letzten Blätter stärker stockfleckig, sonst kaum fleckig. -- Size 8 ° (23:15 cm). Simple cardboard tape of the 20th century (slightly with margins and with mounted back plate). IV, 144 pages. The first and last leaves more foxed, otherwise hardly spotty. Schaberg 30. – Die Erstauflage 1872 wurde in 800 Exemplaren geduckt. Vorliegende zweite Ausgabe wurde in 750 Exemplaren von Naumann in Leipzig für Fritzsch gedruckt. Schmeitzner kaufte den Restbestand dieser Auflage 1878, blieb aber ebenso auf den Büchern sitzen. Beleg dafür ist die Zahl von 576 unverkauften Exemplaren, die Fritzsch im August 1886 zurückkaufte. So wurden insgesamt nur 174 Exemplare abgesetzt. Schmeitzner hielt den herstellerischen Aufwand gering, überklebte lediglich die alte Verlagsangabe mit einem Schild. LitVit [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner [Berlin, B, Germany]
2018-08-17 14:12:11
HOKUSAI, Katsushika
[Nagoya 1878, Katano]. Orange stitched wrs.,29 double folded leaves=58 color woodblock plates: Sumi, pink, white & black, excellent impression & registry,covers & contents very fine, 16.4 x 24.6 cm., a firm, bright & exceptional example. **** *** HOKUSAI'S FAMOUS MANGA: CARICATURES OF EDO PERIOD GENRE DAILY LIFE A DELIGHTFUL LOOK AT SAMURAI, MILITARY & COMMONERS WITH A SPECIAL GROUP OF WESTERN WEAPONS: GUNS, CANNON TANIGASHIMA [RIFLE], PISTOL, CROSS BOW &c, & SUMO WRESTLERS GENERAL SUBJECTS OF THE MANGA: People, fauna, flora, landscape, the past, grotesque ghosts, technology, architecture, clothing, customs, activities, scenery, wildlife, all aspects of daily life of common people. A charming work, with characters, portraits, Sumo wrestlers, people going about daily activities, games, play time, landscape, scenery, hunting with a rifle, cannon & other arms, pistol, archery equipment, shrines, Gods &c. SUBJECTS IN THIS VOLUME: PEOPLE: The Emperor, courtiers, men & women of class, commoners: men and women at daily activities: playing the Shamisen [3 string guitar], singing, acting. Woman farting on a sleeping man, human antics, a man surprised by a snake. Samurai, coolies, men, women and a pilgrim out for a walk, with a dog and child. Three men pant a giant's leg and foot. A heavenly Apsara floats, a man servant attends his master. A Tengu [bird-man] carry a parcel, suspended on a long-nosed man. Buddhist priest. A kite flyer is shocked by the fierce face of his upside-down kite. An old Samurai and his son. Samurai slashing his Katana [long sword] at two lant … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB - AN ART AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPANY [U.S.A.]
2018-08-10 15:40:37
PAYNE JENNINGS ([John])
N.p, 1878. Oblong 4to (230 x 310 mm), [38]pp., descriptions of 18 places of interest, each facing a mounted photograph (113 x 178 mm) pasted within a red line border, the photographs are signed Payne Jennings, orig. green cloth, rebacked, light wear, title in gilt on upper cover. John Payne Jennings (1843-1926) was a photographer of the late Victorian era, he lived in London and Dublin before he established his business in Ashtead. He took many panoramic and scenic views of various parts of England for use by railway companies in encouraging tourism, and was an expert in producing coloured versions for exhibiting in railway carriages and stations. He also produced photographs to accompany the works of famous poets such as The Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1889). The Ashtead base for this commercial activity was the Greville Works where he built his own studio. He became a considerable owner of property and land, including the entire Greville Park Estate. He was still living in Gayton House, in the Estate, at the time of his death at age 83 in 1926. The places photographed and described, in some detail, are as follows: Ruins of Furness Abbey; Windermere; Bowness; Coniston; Scale Force; Buttermere; The Falls of Lodore; Keswick; Derwentwater; Wordswirth's Grave; Rydal Water; Rydal Mount; Grasmere; Ambleside; Stock Ghyll Force; Dungeon Ghyll; Ullswater; Aira Force. Provenance: Ex Libris R. J. Dickinson. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Forest Books, ABA-ILAB [Grantham, LINCS, United Kingdom]
2018-08-07 15:50:35
MOSS, Edward L. - Sixteen Chromolitho Plates.
London. Marcus Ward & Co. 1878.. Imperial folio, 48x33cm The British Expedition 1875-76: H.M.S. Alert, commanded by Captain G. S. Nares (the Expedition leader) and H.M.S. Discovery (Captain H. F. Stephenson) entered Smith's Sound at the end of July 1875 and after much difficulty with pack ice both ships reached Lady Franklin's Bay where H.M.S. Discovery was established in Winter Quarters whilst the Alert pressed on northwards and reached the edge of the heavy ice named the "Paleocrystic Sea" by Nares, the ice floes being 80-100 feet thick. Leaving Robeson Channel the vessel made progress between the land and the grounded floe pieces and passed the Winter off the open coast and facing the great polar pack, in 82' 27' North. Autumn parties were despatched in September and October to lay out depots and during the Winter plans were laid to explore as much of the unknown area as possible by the combined efforts of sledging parties from both ships in the ensuing Spring, The parties set out at the beginning of April 1876: Captain Markham with Lieutenant Parr advanced, in the face of great difficulties, over the Polar pack to the latitude 83 degrees 20 minutes North. Lieutenant Aldrich explored the coastline to the Westward, facing the frozen Polar ocean for a distance of 220 miles. Lieutenant Beaumont made discoveries of great interest along the Northern coast of Greenland. The expedition returned to Britain in October 1876 the Alert having reached a higher latitude and wintered further North than any other ship had ever done before. The results of the exped … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: J. Patrick McGahern Books Inc. (ABAC) [Ottawa, ON, Canada]
2018-08-07 13:34:12
Alighieri, Dante
Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1878. 499pp. One of 1,000 copies. The type, cut by Antonio Farina in 1834 but never used by him, was cast in 1850 for this edition of Dante, and is thought to be the smallest ever employed. According to Bondy, "the most widely-discussed and the most sensational of all microscopic type-faces used in miniature books is undoubtedly the 'fly's eye type,' occhio di mosca, used by the brothers Salmin in Padua for their Dante of 1878." It took a full month to print just thirty pages of this work, which is said to have damaged the eyesight of both compositor and corrector. The printing of one thousand copies was completed "a gloria di Dante" in Padua in June 1878 under the supervision of Gaetano Gianuzzi. Afterwards, the type was distributed, and most of the printed leaves were purchased and published by Hoepli. This copy is exquisitely bound in red leather with gilt designs to the cover and spine, which is in six compartments. Minor wear to outer hinges and corners, else a fine copy of one of the most impressive miniature books set in type. Housed in red cloth slipcase. A.e.g. (2 3/16 by 1 9/16; 55x41mm). (Spielmann 114; Bondy, p. 95; Bromer/Edison, pp. 47-49; AAS 75; Mikrobiblion 77; Nauroy 45; Houghton 67-7; see Avery, Grolier, p. 129).
Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers [USA]
2018-08-07 13:31:02
Alighieri, Dante
Ulrico Hoepli, Milano. 499pp. One of 1,000 copies. The type, cut by Antonio Farina in 1834 but never used by him, was cast in 1850 for this edition of Dante, and is thought to be the smallest ever employed. According to Bondy, "the most widely-discussed and the most sensational of all microscopic type-faces used in miniature books is undoubtedly the 'fly's eye type,' occhio di mosca, used by the brothers Salmin in Padua for their Dante of 1878." It took a full month to print just thirty pages of this work, which is said to have damaged the eyesight of both compositor and corrector. The printing of one thousand copies was completed "a gloria di Dante" in Padua in June 1878 under the supervision of Gaetano Gianuzzi. Afterwards, the type was distributed, and most of the printed leaves were purchased and published by Hoepli. This copy is bound in tan leather with gilt designs to the cover; rebacked to style. Minor rubbing to edges, else a fine copy of one of the most impressive miniature books set in type. All edges red. (2 3/16 by 1 11/16; 55x44mm). (Spielmann 114; Bondy, p. 95; Bromer/Edison, pp. 47-49; AAS 75; Mikrobiblion 77; Nauroy 45; Houghton 67-7; see Avery, Grolier, p. 129). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA [Boston, MA, U.S.A.]
2018-08-01 08:53:00
Rostand, Maurice
Hardcover. Very Good. From the estate of Edmond Roze, a copyist's version in typewritten and manuscript pages, with multiple notes, marginalia, corrections, additions, bound in half cloth and marbled boards, approximately 150 pp. Roze (1878-1943) was a theatre impresario, director, actor and stage manager. The premier of this play featured a set designed by Georges Barbier. Some of the additions are undoubtedly in Rostand's hand, others are by Roze. Rostand was the son of Edmond Rostand, and was openly homosexual, a friend of Jean Cocteau and an author of poems, novels and plays.
Bookseller: Caliban Books [U.S.A.]
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2018-07-30 03:09:43
J. Buckley WOOD (d. 1897).
8°: 59 pp., bound in original patterned blue cloth with blind-stamped title (Very Good, internally clean and bright, just a few points of light discolouration, bearing old stamps of the ‘Section Basel des S.A.C. Bibliothek’ [Library of the Swiss Mountaineering Society - Basel Branch]’ to front endpaper and at top of title; some light wear and stains to covers). Exeter, England: James Townsend, [1878]. Extremely rare – no other examples recorded – the first edition of Reverend Buckley Wood’s history of Lagos, one of the seminal sources on the city’s precolonial period, printed in Exeter in 1878. - This is the extremely rare first (and only original) edition of one of the seminal early histories of Lagos, today one of Africa’s largest metropolises. We cannot trace the current whereabouts of another example in institutions, nor can we locate any sales records going back 30 years. The work was written by Reverend J. Buckley Wood, an Anglican minister who lived in Lagos for 40 years where he was a principal of the Christian Missionary Society (CMS) mission, Lagos’ largest Christian institution. The present work was published in Exeter, England, by a provincial printer, James Townshend. Wood’s work was viewed right from the time of its publication as one of the most authoritative sources on the history of Lagos from the time before the city became a British protectorate in 1861. The writing is enriched by the fact that he had access to oral historical accounts that are now otherwise lost to history. Wood mentions in the introduction that he was asked to author the present work by … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor [München, Germany]
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2018-07-30 03:09:43
James Forrest
The Institution. Twenty-five leatherbound volumes with gilt titles to the spines, marble paper covered boards and 269 foldout plates and four fold-out tables. A scarce set running complete from 1878 to 1883. Founded on 2 January 1818, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is an independent professional association, based in central London, representing civil engineers. Like its early membership, the majority of its current members are British engineers, but it also has members in more than 150 countries around the world. In 2008, its total membership stands at more than 80,000. The late 18th century and early 19th century saw the founding of many learned societies and professional bodies (for example, the Royal Society and the Law Society). Groups calling themselves civil engineers had been meeting for some years from the late 18th century, notably the Society of Civil Engineers formed in 1771 by John Smeaton (renamed the Smeatonian Society after his death). At that time, formal engineering was limited to military engineers, and in the spirit of self help prevalent at the time, the Institution of Civil Engineers was founded as the world's first professional engineering body. The initiative to found the Institution was taken in 1818 by three young engineers, Henry Robinson Palmer (23), James Jones (28) and Joshua Field (32), who organised an inaugural meeting on 2 January 1818, at the Kendal Coffee House in Fleet Street. The institution made little headway until a key step was taken - the appointment of Thomas Telford as the first President of the body. Greatly respected … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-07-30 03:09:43
James Forrest
The Institution. Twenty-five leatherbound volumes with gilt titles to the spines, marble paper covered boards and 269 foldout plates and four fold-out tables. A scarce set running complete from 1878 to 1883. Founded on 2 January 1818, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is an independent professional association, based in central London, representing civil engineers. Like its early membership, the majority of its current members are British engineers, but it also has members in more than 150 countries around the world. In 2008, its total membership stands at more than 80,000. The late 18th century and early 19th century saw the founding of many learned societies and professional bodies (for example, the Royal Society and the Law Society). Groups calling themselves civil engineers had been meeting for some years from the late 18th century, notably the Society of Civil Engineers formed in 1771 by John Smeaton (renamed the Smeatonian Society after his death). At that time, formal engineering was limited to military engineers, and in the spirit of self help prevalent at the time, the Institution of Civil Engineers was founded as the world's first professional engineering body. The initiative to found the Institution was taken in 1818 by three young engineers, Henry Robinson Palmer (23), James Jones (28) and Joshua Field (32), who organised an inaugural meeting on 2 January 1818, at the Kendal Coffee House in Fleet Street. The institution made little headway until a key step was taken - the appointment of Thomas Telford as the first President of the body. Greatly respected … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-07-30 03:09:43
James Forrest
The Institution. Twenty-five leatherbound volumes with gilt titles to the spines, marble paper covered boards and 269 foldout plates and four fold-out tables. A scarce set running complete from 1878 to 1883. Founded on 2 January 1818, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is an independent professional association, based in central London, representing civil engineers. Like its early membership, the majority of its current members are British engineers, but it also has members in more than 150 countries around the world. In 2008, its total membership stands at more than 80,000. The late 18th century and early 19th century saw the founding of many learned societies and professional bodies (for example, the Royal Society and the Law Society). Groups calling themselves civil engineers had been meeting for some years from the late 18th century, notably the Society of Civil Engineers formed in 1771 by John Smeaton (renamed the Smeatonian Society after his death). At that time, formal engineering was limited to military engineers, and in the spirit of self help prevalent at the time, the Institution of Civil Engineers was founded as the world's first professional engineering body. The initiative to found the Institution was taken in 1818 by three young engineers, Henry Robinson Palmer (23), James Jones (28) and Joshua Field (32), who organised an inaugural meeting on 2 January 1818, at the Kendal Coffee House in Fleet Street. The institution made little headway until a key step was taken - the appointment of Thomas Telford as the first President of the body. Greatly respected … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-07-23 14:05:40
Nakai, Hiroshi [written by].
Tsukiji Hekishodo, 1878. An early first-hand impression of the Middle East written by a Japanese person. Nakai Hiroshi, the author, was a samurai of the Satsuma Clan, worked as a diplomat, and was active in protecting Sir Harry Smith Parkes (Consul General of the United Kingdom to the Empire of Japan, 1865-1883) in 1867 when his delegation by was attacked by two assassins. Nakai`s courage was rewarded in 1868, when he was bestowed with a Western-style sword by Queen Victoria`s Government. This journal records his travels in Russia, Germany, Turkey, and Egypt on his way home from the United Kingdom in Meiji 9 [1876], and mainly focuses on his impressions of the Middle East. Original Japanese bindings, light wear to edges. Small stain to lower corner of first few pages of v.1, otherwise fine. 3 v., complete. 23.3x17.7cm. 52, 44, 44 leaves. Text in Japanese. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Kagerou Bunko (ABAJ, ILAB) [Tokyo, Japan]
2018-07-10 14:45:28
DANTE ALIGHIERI
(mm. 52x34), 1 c.b. + cc. 4 nn. + pp. 500, con un ritratto di Dante inciso in antip. Legatura coeva in pieno marocchino scuro, dorso a cinque scomparti con titoli in oro. Sguardie marmorizzate, tagli colorati in rosso. Lievissima abrasione al dorso, altrimenti molto ben conservato. Uno dei 1000 esemplari del celebre "Dantino" stampato a Padova, dai fratelli Salmin, per U.Hoepli. "Antonio Farina de Plaisance, qui fut parmi les plus habiles graveurs que l'Italie ait jamais eut, gravait en 1834 les poinçons de corps 2 sur 3 points d'un caractére microscopique, qui a été fondu seulement en 1850 pour le compte de Giacomo Gnocchi. Après des efforts inutiles pour l'utiliser, le caractère passa aux frères Salmin de Padoue, qui l'employère à imprimer en 1878 mille exemplaires du fameux Dantino, livre qui est généralement appelé Le Plus Petit Livre du Monde à cause plutot de la petitesse du caractère que des dimensions de la page" (Fumagalli, Lexicon, pag. 276). Cfr. anche Mikrobiblion n. 77.
Bookseller: Studio bibliografico Calabrò Maria [IT]
2018-07-08 21:37:12
YRIARTE (Charles).
P., Hachette, 1878, gr. in-4, demi-chagrin rouge à coins bordés d'un double filet doré, dos à nerfs ornés de filets dorés, tête dorée, non rogné (rel. de l'ép.), (8)-639 pp. (M.17) Édition originale de ce très bel ouvrage, dédié à Marguerite de Savoie, et illustré de 257 bois gravés in-texte et à pleine page, et de 7 cartes, dont 2 hors-texte. Venise, l'Istrie, le Quarnero (Kvarner), la Dalmatie, le Monténégro et la rive italienne. L'auteur (1833-1898), peintre et dessinateur, écrivain, journaliste a séjourné plus d'une fois dans les pays yougoslaves, visita en 1874 l'Istrie et la Dalmatie, en 1875 le Monténégro et la Serbie et lorsqu'en 1876 éclata l'insurrection en Herzégovine et en Bosnie, il se rendit dans ces provinces et profita de ce séjour pour visiter de nouveau d'a utres régions yougoslaves. "L'écho de ses livres fut très grand. Ils servirent à d'autres auteurs (de Daudet à Constant Amero) pour leurs écrits où il est question de Yougoslavie" (Mihailo B. Pavlovic. Du regard au texte :anthologie de textes français sur les pays et les peuples yougoslaves. Belgrade, 1983, pp. 186-187).Un des quelques ex. de luxe tirés sur chine, très bien relié à l'époque. Condition rare.
Bookseller: Librairie Jean-Etienne Huret [PARIS, France]
2018-07-05 03:39:01
Brontë).
Smith Elder & Co. -82, 1878. An Illustrated Edition in Seven Volumes. Additional ills. t.ps., port., 30 plates. Some light browning, prelims. to vol. 4 lightly waterstained with subsequent minor wrinkling, vol. 3. with ownership inscription, marbled e.ps. and edges, gilt rule edged green half morocco with marbled boards, sl. faded gilt lettering and gilt motifs to spines, minor rubbing and wear. US$858 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Francis Edwards ABA ILAB [Hay on Wye, United Kingdom]
2018-07-03 06:18:51
Edition du Musée National Hongrois 1878 /1886, Budapest. Leinenband der Zeit, gr.-8°, 2 Bl., 187 pages / Seiten mit 1 Karte und 119 Abbildungen und / XVI, 108 pages / Seiten und 127 Tafeln mit 1300 Abbildungen, NO REPRINT ORIGINAL; Einband berieben, Innengelenke locker, Text stellenweise etwas stockfleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar Rómer, P. Floridus (Flóris) (Franz) (1815 - 1889), Naturwissenschaftler und Altertumsforscher Vater der Archäologie in Ungarn Wurzbach XXVI S. 330 / ÖBL Bd. 9 S. 232f. // Hampel, Josef (1849 - 1913), Archäologe ÖBL Bd. 2 S. 171 fr 1500 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: ANTIQUARIAT.WIEN Fine Books & Prints [Wien, Austria]
2018-07-02 06:30:25
BOHM, Charles
Denver: Charles Bohm, 1878. Very Good. Quarto portrait album. Measuring 8" x 9.5". Full brown morocco-grained sheep with belt pattern on the boards. Album with slots for cabinet photographs. Contains 48 albumen cabinet measuring approximately 4.25" x 6.5". We haven't removed each portrait but of the ones that we saw most bear the printed mark of Denver photographer Charles Bohm; another bears the mark of Bohm and Perry, a partnership that lasted from 1872-1875. Some rubbing on the boards, the clasp is lacking, a few of the slots have small tears, and some smudging and foxing on some of the slotted pages, thus overall very good, the images are mostly near fine. All but a few of the images are identified in ink below the image, a few are signed or inscribed on the back.The personal photo album of Charles Bohm, a photographer, engraver, entrepreneur, and property developer in Denver. He opened his studio in Denver in 1872, and at one point employed noted western photographer of Native Americans Frank Rinehart (the partner of William Henry Jackson). The album contains portraits of Bohm, his wife and children, as well as his close circle of friends and their families. Bohm seems to have socialized with a group of ambitious young men who were involved in coal mining and railroads, and the final image in the album is of six men (each also represented by one or more solo images in the album) seated together in mining outfits, each identified, and signed on the back. Records can be found for most of them: Thomas W. Moffat (secretary and treasurer of the Golden, Boulder and Caribou … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [US]
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2018-06-28 17:27:34
ROSELLY DE LORGUES, Por D. PELEGRIN CASABO Y PAGES
D. Jaime Seix, Barcelona, 1878. RO60095893: 660 pages pour le tome I, 923 pages pour le tome II et 940 pages pour le tome III. Chromolithographie en frontispice du tome I. Illustrés de nombreuses chromolithographies sur planches hors texte. Reliures rouges à titres et motifs dorés sur les dos et les premiers plats. Epidermures sur les dos. Coins des plats frottés. Vignettes de librairies encollées au dos des plats en pages de garde. Escrita en Francés por el Conde Roselly de Lorgues. Continuada con Documentos inéditos importantes relativos al segundo matrimonio de Colón con Doña Beatriz Enríquez de Córdoba. Traducida por D. Pelegrín Casabó y Pagés. Anotada y publicada bajo la dir. de M.R. Padre D. Ramon BULDU. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. remarquable. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 460-Langues espagnole et portugaise [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Le-Livre [SABLONS, France]
2018-06-26 09:39:09
NARES (Sir George Strong)
2 vol. , de I. XL, 395pp., London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1878, in-8, 2 vol. , de I. XL, 395pp, carte et 4pl. -II. VIII, 378pp, 32pp. de catalogue, carte et 10pl, cartonnage éd. à la bradel en pleine percaline verte, dos lisse orné, encadrements à froid sur les plats, PREMIÈRE ÉDITION. Récit de la British Arctic Expedition (1875-1876) commandée par le Capitaine Nares (1831-1915), dont l'objectif principal était d'atteindre le pôle Nord en passant par le détroit de Smith et Robeson, et d'explorer la partie nord de l'île d'Ellesmere et au nord-ouest du Groenland. L'ouvrage contient entre autres, en appendice du second volume, des notes sur l'ethnologie et l'histoire naturelle (botanique, zoologie, ornithologie, géologie etc.) de l'Arctique. L'illustration se compose de 5 planches gravées sur bois, 6 photographies en sépia contrecollées (dont 2 en frontispice de chaque vol.) et 3planches d'histoire naturelle numérotées I-III (dont 1 en couleur), de 2 cartes dépliantes ainsi que de figures dans le texte. "In all the now somewhat extensive library of Arctic exploration there are no more luxurious volumes than these, and few half so good" (ALLIBONE) Très bon exemplaire de ce récit. Carte renforcée. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux [paris, France]
2018-06-26 07:44:17
Robert Brough SMYTH
John Ferres, Melbourne, 1878. John Ferres, Melbourne,, 1878. 2 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, with frontispieces, 5 plates, double-page facsimile, very numerous woodcut illustrations in the text and 2 very large folding maps on japon at end, titles [only] lightly spotted; original blue faux-morocco cloth, sides framed in blind, upper boards blocked in gilt, gilt backs, primrose endpapers, expertly rebacked with old backstrips laid down, a remarkably well-preserved, bright, clean copy. BOTH MAPS (OFTEN MISSING) ARE PRESENT IN CLEAN STATE. An excellent copy of the first edition of this important work; a keystone of any collection relating to the native peoples of Australasia. VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION.
Bookseller: Island Books [United Kingdom]
2018-06-25 02:59:27
Drasche von Wartinberg, Richard Freiherr:
Wien, Hölder 1878. Folio. VII, 85 S., 1 Bl. mit 2 gefalt. farb. Karten, 1 Farbdruck-Tafel, 12 Abb. im Text, 2 photo-lithographischen Tafeln, 5 gefalt. heliographischen Tafeln und 9 (davon 1 gefalt.) lithographische Tafeln. Original-Broschur (hint.Deckel erneuert, restauriert), St.a.T., innen ein sauberes Exemplar. Sehr selten! Das Tafelverzeichnis am Titel verzeichnet insg. 17 Tafeln und 1 Farbentafel (die Karten sind als Tafeln mitgezählt), im vorliegenden Exemplar sind es 18 Tafeln und 1 Farbentafel, also um eine mehr (Karten auch hier mitgezählt). - Ein komplettes Exemplar. Drasche von Wartinberg, Richard Frh., österr. Naturwissenschaftler, Maler, geb. 18.3.1850 Wien, gest. 4.7.1923 Inzersdorf (Niederösterreich). Nach Universitätsstudien (Promotion) nahm er als Geologe an Expeditionen in Gebiete vulkanischen Ursprungs teil und bereiste u.a. Spitzbergen, Réunion und Mauritius. D.v.W. veröffentlichte neben geologischen Abhandlungen (Fragmente zu einer Geologie der Insel Luzon, 1878) zoologische Studien vor allem über Meeresfauna. (DBE). Vorliegendes Werk besticht durch seine genauen Kartenaufnahmen von Reunion und Mauritius, sowie durch die zahlreichen lithographischen und heliographischen Tafeln von den unterschiedlichen Gebirgs- und Landschaftszonen. - Kainbacher 96.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Kainbacher [Baden bei Wien, Austria]
2018-06-24 22:24:21
Daudet Alphonse
Daudet Alphonse. Histoire d’un enfant. Le petit chose. Edition spéciale à la Jeunesse. Dessins par P. Philippoteaux. Gravures par Laplante. Paris, Hetzel. S.D. (vers 1878 ?). Frontispice, titre, III et 328 pp.,dont la table. 22 planches hors texte. Rousseurs assez acceptables. Deux cahiers un peu déboîtés. Les pp. II-III sont collées sur quelques millimètres (pour assurer la solidité). Envoi a.s. : « Au petit Lucien Meunier pour ses étrennes ». Rare (mais très émouvant aussi) envoi pour ce titre.Hauteur des feuillets: 23,5 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Issy livres anciens [issy les moulineaux, France]
2018-06-21 13:19:37
Schittenhelm, Fr[iedrich] (Hrsg.)
Eine Sammlung ausgeführter ländlicher und städtischer Wohngebäude in Verbindung und mit Einrichtungen für Läden, gewerbliche und ökonomische Zwecke, Kirchen, Schul- und Rath-Häuser, Gartenanlagen, Pavillons, Gewächs-Häuser; Veranden, Garten- und Geflügel-Häuser, Armen- und Kranken-Häuser, Friedhöfe, Turnhallen, Feuerwehr-Magazine. Kleinere Fabrikanlagen, Färbereien, Brauereien, Seifensiedereien und Gerbereien. Arbeiter-Wohnungen etc. Unter Mitwirkung namhafter Fachgenossen hrsg. 12 Hefte in 1 Band. Mit 72 lithogr. Tafeln. Stuttgart, K. Wittwer, [1876-1878]. Folio (39,5 x 29,5 cm). Titel, je 1 Bl. Inhalt zu den Lieferungen (Taf. 8 u. 9 zwei Bl.), zus. 14 Bl. Schlichter Halblederband d. Zt. 1876 bis 1878 in zwölf Lieferungen erschienen. - Der Band versammelt Arbeiten des Herausgebers, der als Architekt in Stuttgart nachweisbar ist, mit Bauten anderer Architekten, darunter Alexander von Tritschler (1828-1907; Neue Realschule in Stuttgart; Feuerwehrgebäude in Stuttgart), Johann Wendelin Braunwald (1838-1889), Fr. Silber (Prof. an der Baugewerkschule; Fabrik-Anlage für Färberei), Josef von Schlierholz (1846-1907; Lederfabrik), Albert von Bok (1825-1914; Turnhalle in Esslingen; Krankenhaus in Ellwangen), Baurat Stahl (verschiene Volksschulen), Otto Tafel (1838-1914; Herberge für Fabrikarbeiterinnen in Stuttgart), Carl Walter (1834-1906; Krippe für Kleinkinder in Stuttgart) sowie von Theodor von Landauer (1816-1894) die Kirche in Kaiserbach O/A. Welzheim. GV 126, S. 79. - Beschabt u. angestaubt. Etwas stockfleckig, teilw. gering gebräunt. [7 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Meinhard Knigge [DE]
2018-06-19 08:54:09
DROZ, Gustave;
Paris, Victor-Havard, 1878. In-4 de (1)f. bl., (4)ff., 436pp., demi-maroquin bleu nuit à coins, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, non rogné, couvertures conservées (M. Blanchetière). Premier tirage de l'illustration d'Edouard Morin pour l'un des plus phénoménaux succès de librairie du XIXesiècle: couvertures illustrées imprimées en bistre, vignette au titre, seconde vignette, plus grande, au faux-titre, et très nombreuses compositions in-texte -le tout gravé sur bois d'après les dessins de Morin-, à quoi s'ajoute le portrait-frontispice gravé par Léopold Flameng. Un des 150 exemplaires sur Hollande ; celui-ci n° 47. Alors même que Monsieur-Madame et bébé, paru d'abord en 1866, a fait l'objet au cours des décennies suivantes non pas de dizaines, mais bien de centaines de rééditions, cette édition illustrée est la seule, avec l'originale, à être citée par Vicaire. Gustave Droz n'était pas pour rien chroniqueur à La Vie parisienne: peu d'oeuvres -hormis peut-être l'opéra-bouffe d'Offenbach homonyme dudit journal- sont aussi représentatives de l'esprit du temps. Exceptionnel exemplaire ayant appartenu à Eugène Paillet. Il est enrichi des pièces suivantes : 11dessins originaux d'Edmond Morin : crayon noir, craie bleue, plume et encre brune, et rehauts de blanc - dont 3 recto-verso, montés en fenêtres. Une lettre adressée à Eugène Paillet par son "très fatigué mais très dévoué Edmond Morin". Une magnifique photographie de Droz (23,5 x 18,5cm) provenant de la Galerie contemporaine. Une affichette commerciale illustrée pour le livre, imprimée en rouge et noir (27 x 35 cm), montée sur onglet … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Laurent COULET [Paris, France]
2018-06-19 07:00:10
W.C. Coup's Circus
Worcester, MA, 1878. Large (22" x 9.5") streamer poster printed on two sides in thin purple paper, large and quite sensational woodcut of an octapus of mythological proportions destroying a large sailing ship, top edge closely trimmed. Excellent condition. A weird and wonderful Circus streamer poster preserved in alarmingly fresh state. In ca. 3,500 words of text, W.C. Coup challenges "the proprietors of the show seeking to bask in the sunshine of my prosperity by following place to place and inviting the public to wait for their interior affair." We note with interest that the initial challenge is advertised as "$50,000" but in the fine print Coup has silently and repeatedly changed it $5,000. On the verso is an equally abnormal "Interview" with Coup in which he is described as "The Great Show Genius" who has "supreme contempt for all humbugs, charlatans, and mountebanks." William Cameron Coup (1836-1895) worked with several circuses before becoming a partner in P.T. Barnum's Museum, Menagerie, and Circus in 1870, which later became "The Greatest Show on Earth." He left Barnum in 1875 and co-founded the New York Aquarium, which he then sold and developed his own traveling circus: The Equescurriculum (advertised here). One entire side is devoted to his "Challenge" to competing shows. In contrast to "the stale old circus acts," he proclaims The Equescurriculum the most entertaining, the most novel, and the only one that delivers on its promises rather than deceiving the public with false advertising. He offers a reward of $5,000 (down from $50,000) for anyone who proves … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC [US]
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2018-06-18 06:57:28
W.C. Coup's Circus
Worcester, MA, 1878. Large (22" x 9.5") streamer poster printed on two sides in thin purple paper, large and quite sensational woodcut of an octapus of mythological proportions destroying a large sailing ship, top edge closely trimmed. Excellent condition. A weird and wonderful Circus streamer poster preserved in alarmingly fresh state. In ca. 3,500 words of text, W.C. Coup challenges "the proprietors of the show seeking to bask in the sunshine of my prosperity by following place to place and inviting the public to wait for their interior affair." We note with interest that the initial challenge is advertised as "$50,000" but in the fine print Coup has silently and repeatedly changed it $5,000. On the verso is an equally abnormal "Interview" with Coup in which he is described as "The Great Show Genius" who has "supreme contempt for all humbugs, charlatans, and mountebanks." William Cameron Coup (1836-1895) worked with several circuses before becoming a partner in P.T. Barnum's Museum, Menagerie, and Circus in 1870, which later became "The Greatest Show on Earth." He left Barnum in 1875 and co-founded the New York Aquarium, which he then sold and developed his own traveling circus: The Equescurriculum (advertised here). One entire side is devoted to his "Challenge" to competing shows. In contrast to "the stale old circus acts," he proclaims The Equescurriculum the most entertaining, the most novel, and the only one that delivers on its promises rather than deceiving the public with false advertising. He offers a reward of $5,000 (down from $50,000) for anyone who proves … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC [U.S.A.]
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2018-06-17 21:39:42
W.C. Coup's Circus
Worcester, MA, 1878. Large (22" x 9.5") streamer poster printed on two sides in thin purple paper, large and quite sensational woodcut of an octapus of mythological proportions destroying a large sailing ship, top edge closely trimmed. Excellent condition. A weird and wonderful Circus streamer poster preserved in alarmingly fresh state. In ca. 3,500 words of text, W.C. Coup challenges "the proprietors of the show seeking to bask in the sunshine of my prosperity by following place to place and inviting the public to wait for their interior affair." We note with interest that the initial challenge is advertised as "$50,000" but in the fine print Coup has silently and repeatedly changed it $5,000. On the verso is an equally abnormal "Interview" with Coup in which he is described as "The Great Show Genius" who has "supreme contempt for all humbugs, charlatans, and mountebanks." William Cameron Coup (1836-1895) worked with several circuses before becoming a partner in P.T. Barnum's Museum, Menagerie, and Circus in 1870, which later became "The Greatest Show on Earth." He left Barnum in 1875 and co-founded the New York Aquarium, which he then sold and developed his own traveling circus: The Equescurriculum (advertised here). One entire side is devoted to his "Challenge" to competing shows. In contrast to "the stale old circus acts," he proclaims The Equescurriculum the most entertaining, the most novel, and the only one that delivers on its promises rather than deceiving the public with false advertising. He offers a reward of $5,000 (down from $50,000) for anyone who proves him … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC [Lockhart, TX, U.S.A.]
2018-06-17 07:42:31
BANVILLE (Théodore de). 1823-1891. Poète romantique.
Belle ballade apologétique en lhonneur du poète François Villon...A toi salut, Cher Payne ! En vers anglais / Tu mets Villon, que notre vigne inspire ? / Entre les fous, aieux de Rabelais, / O bons rythmeurs du pays de Shakespeare / Vous en pouviez, je crois, choisir un pire. / Ce doux railleur, au plaisir assidu, / Naima rien tant que le fruit défendu. / Son perruquier farouche était la brise, / Et son humeur, celle dun chien perdu. / Prenez Villon, cest une bonne prise/ Ce vagabond, pareil aux feux-follets, / Contre la faim et débat et conspire. / Epris du luth moins que des flageolets, / Cest à charmer Jeanneton quil aspire / Un cabaret fut son joyeuxempire / Si bon garçon quil fut presque pendu...Comme lindique la lettre jointe, ce poème a été écrit pour figurer en introduction de la traduction des œuvres de Villon par Payne.Banville, dans cette lettre, donne à son correspondant les informations demandées : ...Il nexiste pas de portrait de Villon, si ce nest dabsolument chimérique. Mon ami, M. Alphonse Pagès, qui est un grand trouveur en a en vain cherché un lorsquil a fait sa publication intitulée Les Grands Poëtes Français et cest le seul poëte dont il nait pu donner le portrait. Mais dans sa livraison consacrée à Villon il donne une très curieuse vignette représentant des pendus et de très curieux fac-simile...
Bookseller: Galerie Paul Blaizot [Paris, France]
2018-06-15 14:40:36
Cherokee Nation
1878. A Legal Perspective on the Cherokee Nation in 1878 [Cherokee Nation]. Laws and Joint Resolutions of the National Council, Passed and Adopted at the Regular Sessions of the National Council of 1876, 1877 and Extra Session of 1878. [Tahlequah, OK]: Printed by the Authority of National Council, 1878. 52, 4, 46, [3]-18, iv pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Errata slip tipped-in to front endleaf. Octavo (8-3/4" x 6"). Recent period-style calf, blind fillets and lettering pieces to spine, original endpapers retained. Light browning, light foxing in places, early owner signature to front endleaf. A handsome copy. $750. * Covering topics as diverse as the duties of the principal chief to game laws, this 1878 volume offers an interesting legal perspective on Cherokee life in the late-nineteenth century. This volume is a composite of new and re-used material. The first part (pp. 52, 4) is the 1876 Laws and Resolutions of the National Council. The printer discarded the wrappers and title page of that compilation and added the newly printed acts and resolutions of November 1877 and January 1878 and a new title page. OCLC locates 13 copies, 3 in law libraries (Harvard, Jenkins, Library of Congress). Hargrett, A Bibliography of the Constitutions and Laws of the American Indians 39.
Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. [USA]
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