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        L'histoire de France, racontée à mes petits enfants

      75 Edition illustrated inset wood for the tom 1, 66 volume 2, 74 for Volume 3, Volume 4 for 94 and 85 for Volume 5, all designed by Alphonse de Neuville, Philipoteaux .. . The fifth book was written by Madame de Witt, the author's daughter, according to the notes left by one. Some cards colors.Cardboard editor Charles Magnier signed tail, red and gold. Half red shagreen percaline dish. Back with false nerves decorated with 4 emblems of French royalty: the salamander, sun, dolphins and a crescent moon. boards decorated with a large red and gold plate bearing in medallions figures of several kings on red foliage background. Shimmering white guards. Only the upper and lower flat of the first volume bears some gilding shortages in low margin and in the angular lilies otherwise magnificent example, in superb condition, perfectly fresh, well white paper pristine. Note that the fifth volume was published later in a more lively and vermilion red. Librairie Hachette et Cie Paris 1879 - 1894 Grd. in-8 (19x27,5cm) 5 tomes en 5 volumes reliés

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        The Thousand and One Nights Commonly Called in England The Arabian Nights' Entertainments. 3 volume set

      London: Bickers and Son. VG : in very good condition. All edges marbled. 1879. New Edition. Leather cover with gilt decorations and dentelles. 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xxx, 555pp; xii, 578pp; xii, 701pp. Numerous wood engravings. Bound by Bickers and Son, London. .

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        Mrs. Cardigan? A Novel. In Three Volumes

      London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly. 1879. First. First edition. Three volumes. Publisher's smooth brown cloth with a decorative design blocked in black, gilt spines. A bright, fine set. A scarce first edition of this work by Thomas, one of most popular and prolific writers of romantic fiction during the Victorian era. A well-preserved set in the original publisher's cloth. OCLC locates only 3 copies. .

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        BIOLOGIA CENTRALI-AMERICANA; OR, CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE FAUNA AND FLORA OF MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA

      London: R.H. Porter and Dulau and Co., 1879-1915.. Sixty-six volumes, comprising 240 natural history parts and seventeen archeology parts. Approximately 1,657 lithographic and autotype plates, including 890 handcolored lithographs. Quarto and oblong folio. Uniform contemporary gold-tooled red morocco, t.e.g. Some spines evenly faded. Oblong volumes in similar contemporary red half morocco, t.e.g.; original wrappers and Botany indices bound in three separate volumes in contemporary red half cloth. Several plates spotted on margins, a few plates in ARCHAEOLOGY slightly browned. A superb, remarkable set. Provenance: Frederick DuCane Godman (armorial bookplates). The editor's copy of the most comprehensive study of Central American wildlife, in fine condition, and the most complete set to have appeared on the market in the past thirty-five years. The BIOLOGIA is one of the towering achievements of natural history research in the Americas, and remains fundamental to the study of Neotropical plants and animals to this day. Almost 19,000 separate subjects are depicted in the plates and over 50,000 species described, of which almost 20,000 were first noted here. In addition, the extraordinary segment on archeology by Alfred Maudslay remains vital to Mayan studies to this day. Because of the massive nature of the work and its extended period of publication, and because subscribers could purchase sections of the work without subscribing to the whole, most holdings are fragmentary. Since this is Godman's own copy, in superb condition, it is certainly the finest in existence. Frederick DuCane Godman, who conceived, authored, and underwrote the BIOLOGIA, was born into a wealthy English family in 1834 (his father was a partner in the British brewer, Whitbread). After study at Eton and Cambridge, where he met his later co- author, Osbert Salvin, he embarked on a career of studies in ornithology and entomology. In 1861, Godman and Salvin visited Central America together, the first of a number of trips that led to their conception of the BIOLOGIA project. Work on it began in 1876 and the first volumes were published in 1879. Publication was spread over the next thirty-six years, with six or seven parts coming out annually. Most of the research for the project was done in the 1870s and 1880s, after which both men were hampered by ill health. Salvin died in 1898, and publication only terminated with World War I. Godman died in 1919. The entire BIOLOGIA project was conceived and executed at the highest level of scholarship and production, with almost 900 colored plates. It remains the single greatest published resource for New World natural history. It is still a vital reference tool, ever more so today, as issues of biodiversity and extinction move to the forefront of scientific inquiry. It is also a work of great beauty, produced on a level of lavishness that would be impossible today. Although it was not part of the original conception of the work, Godman made the fortunate decision to include a section of Central American archeology. This section was edited by Alfred Maudslay, another Cambridge polymath who became intrigued by the Mayan ruins in Guatemala in 1880. Maudslay spent the next two decades exploring the sites of Tikal, Copan, Quirigua, and Yaxchilan, as well as Chichen Itza. He made careful measurements and took hundreds of photographs, many of them reproduced in colotype in four folio atlases in the BIOLOGIA. His photographs and casts documented many sites later disturbed or plundered. Michael Coe says, "It is impossible to exaggerate the importance to Maya research of Maudslay's published work." Coe goes on to call Maudslay the greatest single recorder of Mayan inscriptions. A massive and important pictorial work of American natural history, in what is certainly the finest copy extant. BRITISH MUSEUM NATURAL HISTORY CATALOGUE, p.687. Coe, BREAKING THE MAYA CODE, pp.110-12. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 2, 2627 (botanical section).

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        DIE DEUTSCHEN JUDEN UND HERR W. MARR

      Loebau Wpr. ; R. Skrzeczek. 1879. Pamphlet. Original Wraps. 8vo. 42 pages. 23 cm. In German. 'The German Jews and Mr. W. Marr'. An anti-Marr pamphlet by J. Perinhart, a Reform Jew, who attacked Marr's pamphlet on the grounds that it falsified the reality of Jewish economic life: Perinhart argued that Jews were primarily artisans, and that the connection of Jews as essential to the emergence of capitalism was false. Wilhelm Marr (1819-1904) , a radical agitator, had been on the left wing in the 48 revolutions; he later popularized the term anti-semitism, and was the author of the famous pamphlet Der Weg zum Siege des Germanenthums über das Judenthum (The Way to Victory of Germanicism over Judaism, 1879) wherein he introduced the idea that Germans and Jews were locked in a longstanding conflict, the origins of which he attributed to race, argued that Jewish emancipation resulting from German liberalism had allowed the Jews to control German finance and industry, and called for the expulsion of Jews from Germany. Marr later renounced anti-semitism at the end of his life, and declared himself as originally a 'philo-semite', undoubtedly under the impact of the debates in the SPD. Subjects: Antisemitism - Germany. Jews - Germany. Antisemitismus. Marr, Wilhelm, 1819-1904. OCLC lists 21 copies. Pages uncut, original front wrap absent, soiled with light edge wear; pages clean, fresh. Good + condition. (SPEC-41-3) .

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        Seek and Find; A Double Series of Short Stories of the Benedicite

      London: SPCK, n.d. [1879]. First edition. Blue green smooth woven cloth with designs and ruling on covers in black, gilt lettering cover and spine. Original brown endpapers. 327pp. Charles Plumptree Johnson's Copy (author of a noted book on Thackeray in 1888) and with his superb Victorian-style bookplate as yet unresearched, but very similar to the work of Walter Crane. A nice copy of this scarce and early Christina Rossetti title in original binding; hinges in tact, internally clean and bright. The spine has very small separation along seams in a couple areas, some rubbing. Overall very good copy.

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        Hector Servadac: Voyages et Aventures a Travers le Monde Solaire par Jules Verne; dessins de P. Philippoteaux, graves par Laplante

      Paris: Collection Hetzel, 1879. Hardcover. Very Good -. [4], 395, [1] p., 6 leaves of plates in 1 color: many in-text illustrations; 28 cm. Publisher's binding: red leather spine with five spine compartments between raised bands; red pebbled cloth over boards. Gilt-tooled title in second and fourth compartments and decoration in remaining compartments. Blind-ruled decoration on both boards. All page edges gilt. White moire endpapers. Printed by Gauthier-Villars, listed on the last page with the code 33478. Part of Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires. No date of publication; consistent with first edition (1877), but without the publisher's catalog for 1877-78, suggesting a later issue of the first edition. Stamp on title page and p. 50: Georgian Court College, Sisters of Mercy, Lakewood, N.J. Back endpapers scraped where pocket was removed. With 6 plates not usually noted. In Very Good- Condition: edges of leather spine are rubbed with minor loss at spine ends; corners of boards are frayed; endpapers are scraped; 3-cm. closed tear from fore-edge of half title/frontispiece; small chip in fore-edge of title page; pages and plates clean and tight.

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        The Works

      London: Smith, Elder, & Co.,, 1879. 24 volumes, octavo (190 × 128 mm). Contemporary blue half calf, red and green morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. With black and white illustrations by the author. The occasional minor blemish, boards a little rubbed, an excellent set. A handsomely bound set of Thackeray's works.

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        History of Afghanistan, from the Earliest Period to the Outbreak of the War of 1878

      London: W.H.Allen & Co.. Second Edition.. Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Bookplate of Henry Crossley Irwin to front pastedown. The large fold-out Map of Afghanistan with a 6 cm tear but otherwise in excellent condition. Tiny red inkstain to edge. Extremely scarce work now !. Second Edition. London, W.H.Allen & Co., 1879. 8°. XXVIII, 456 pages including also the folded map and the errata leaf. Original Hardcover (dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine). Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Bookplate of Henry Crossley Irwin to front pastedown. The large fold-out Map of Afghanistan with a 6 cm tear but otherwise in excellent condition. Tiny red inkstain to edge. Extremely scarce work now ! Chapter I - Description of Afghánistán of Dost Muhammad / Rough description of the Mountains / Rough description of the Rivers / Rough description of the city of Kábul / Rough description of the country about Kábul / Rough description of the road from Kábul to Jálálábád / Rough description of the road from Jálálábád to Pesháwar / Rough description of Ghazni / Rough description of road from Ghazni to Kábul / Rough description of road from Ghazni to Kandáhár / Rough description of the town of Kandáhár / Rough description of Girishk, Farrah and Sabzwár / Rough description of Herát / Rough description of road from Kándahár to Quetta / Rough description of Istálif and Chárikár / Rough description of the Khaibar pass / Rough description of other passes / Rough description of the tribes and people / Character of the tribes by Dr. Bellew / etc. / Chapter II - The Ghaznivide Period / The Afghans converted to Muhammadanism at the end of the 9th century / Afghanistan then an annexe of Bokhára / The House of the Sámáni / etc. etc. / Chapter III - The House of Ghor / Chapter IV - Transition to the Moghol / Chapter V - Humayun and Kamran / Chapter VI - From Moghol to Afghan / Chapter VII - The Ghilzai Rule / Chapter VIII - The Durani Rule / Chapter IX - The Barukzye Period / Chapter X - The British Invasion / Chapter XI - Afghanistan from 1842 to 1860 / Chapter XII - Russian and English Policy in Central Asia / Real origin of the Afghan War etc. etc.

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        The Thousand and One Nights Commonly Called in England The Arabian Nights' Entertainments. 3 volume set

      London: Bickers and Son. VG : in very good condition. All edges marbled. 1879. New Edition. Leather cover with gilt decorations and dentelles. 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xxx, 555pp; xii, 578pp; xii, 701pp. Numerous wood engravings. Bound by Bickers and Son, London. .

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        Reise nach West-Sibirien im Jahre 1876.

      Berlin, Wallroth, 1879. - Auf Veranstaltung des Vereins für die Deutsche Nordpolarfahrt in Bremen. Mit 35 getönten lithographischen Tafeln, 21 Textabbildungen, 4 teils gefaltete Karten, Leinen der Zeit, 23 x 17 cm, Rücken etwas aufgehellt, sonst in schöner frischer Erhaltung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Renaissance en France. Dessins et gravures sous la direction de Eugene Sadoux. I - III.

      Paris: Quantin 1879 - 1885.. Rote Halbledereinbände d. Zt. m. schwarzem Rückenschild. Groß-Folio 44 x 32,5 cm, I) 3 Bll., 234 S., II) 3 Bll., 324 S., 2 Bll; III) 2 Bll., 316 S., 3 Bände,. Band 1): Flandre, Artois, Picardie, Ile-de-France (Aisne et Seine-et-Marne).mit 19 ganzseitigen Radierungen, davon 2 doppelblattgroß, sowie im Text 60 Radierungen und 9 Holzstiche - Band 2) Ile-de-France (Seine-et-Oise), Paris, Normandie mit 25 gansseitigen radierten Tafeln, davon 2 doppelblattgroß, sowie 56 radierte Textillustrationen und 22 Holzstiche. - Band 3) Bretagne, Maine, Anjou, Poitou, Angoumois, Aunis et Saintonge, mit 22 radierten Tafeln, sowie 46 radierten Textillustrationen und 55 Holzstichillustrationen. - Vollständiges Exemplar. - Einbandecken u. -kanten berieben. Am Rücken von Band 3 eine ca. 1 x 1 cm große Fehlstelle. Insgesamt noch ein sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        The Tribulations of a Chinaman in China

      Boston and New York: Lee and Shepard / Charles T. Dillingham, 1879. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. (Also the first in the English language. Title page dated 1880 but actually printed in October of 1879.) Original brown cloth with gilt on spine, black lettering. pp. vi, 271, (ix). Very Good+ condition. A bit of foxing and dust-soiling to edges, light wear to cloth. Erased blue penciled name on title page. A very nice copy of an adventure novel by the French author of Around the World in Eighty Days, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Journey to the Center of the Earth.

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        Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad Comprising Many Thrilling Incidents of the Escape of Fugitives from Slavery, and the Perils of Those Who Aided Them

      Fredonia, New York: W. McKinstry & Son. 1879. First. First edition. Introduction by W. McKinstry. Tall octavo. 174pp. Original decorated cloth stamped in black and titled in gilt. Contemporary owner's signature and Chicago address, small tear on front fly, and a little rubbing on the boards, else an especially bright and near fine copy of a book usually found well-worn. The author is described as being a conductor on the Underground Rail Road for many years. Howes P271, Catalogue of the Blockson Collection 9966. .

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        Early Bardic Literature, Ireland; Cuculain: An Epic [2 Bound in One]

      London / Dublin: Sampson Low, Searle, Marston, & Rivington / E. Ponsonby, 1879; 1882, 1879. Two volumes bound in one, with original printed grey wrappers bound-in (both front and rear covers). Signed: "With the Author's Compl's Standish O'Grady" at the head of p.1 in vol. 1, and at the head of the preface in vol. 2. Vol. 1: pp. [1]-88, [2] - reviews; Vol. 2: pagination irregular but continuous - [i]-iii, 6, 109-267, 2, 121-348. Bound into half maroon calf and maroon cloth, double green leather spine labels stamped in gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Circular owner's stamp of Albert Ernest Stafford Smythe [1861-1947] who was a journalist in Belfast, Chicago, and Toronto, author of 2 books of poetry, introduced Theosophy into Canada, and was the first President of the Toronto Theosophical Society. Very minor rubbing at the extemities, else very good copy of this scarce item.. Signed. First Editions. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12 Mo..

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        Das deutsche Gerichtsverfahren im Mittelalter. Nach dem Sachsenspiegel und den verwandten Rechtsquellen.

      Braunschweig, C. A. Schwetschke und Sohn, 1879.. 2 Bde. 8vo. (1:) X, 855; (2:) IV, 424 S. Zeitgenössische grüne Halbleinenbände mit Buntpapierbezug und Leinenecken. (alte St.a.T.).. Äußerst seltene Arbeit Plancks (1817-1900). - Planck, Vater des berühmten Physikers, bekleidete Lehrstühle in Basel (1842-1845), Greifswald (1845-1850), Kiel (1850-1867) und München (seit 1867). Er war Mitverfasser des Bürgerlichen Gesetzbuchs und zählt zu den führenden Prozessrechtlern des 19. Jahrhunderts. Planck, dessen Leben und Werk bisher ein Forschungsdesiderat war, erfährt eine neue Aufmerksamkeit durch die aktuelle Veröffentlichung von Tanja Claussen "Johann Julius Wilhelm Planck 1817-1900. Leben und Werk", 2015 erschienen beim Peter Lang Verlag in Frankfurt am Main.

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        Les soeurs Vatard EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Charpentier, 1879. Fine. Charpentier, Paris 1879, 12,5x19cm, relié. - First Edition. Binding to bradel full ocher calico, smooth spine, tail date, cover boards preserved contemporary binding. Some minor stains otherwise fine copy in a nice binding set time. --- 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 à la bradel en pleine percaline ocre, dos lisse, date en queue, plats de couverture conservés, reliure de l'époque. Quelques taches sans gravité sinon bel exemplaire établi dans une agréable reliure du temps.

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        DICCIONARIO GEOGRÁFICO-ESTADÍSTICO É HISTÓRICO-BIOGRÁFICO, POSTAL, MUNICIPAL, MILITAR, MARÍTIMO Y ECLESIÁSTICO DE ESPAÑA Y SUS POSESIONES DE ULTRAMAR.

      Imp. Oliveres. Barcelona, 1879 - -87. 32 cm. 12 vol. de 1000 pág. aprox. c/u menos el último, de 493 pág. Obra profus. ilustr. con grabados, en el texto, láms. y mapas plegados, iluminados, de cada provincia, fuera del texto. 12 vol. enc. uniformemente en media piel, tejuelos. Marcas de caucho y etiquetas de anterior poseedor. Moteo de óxido. Pequeñas rozaduras en lomeras, extremo superior del lomo del vol. 4 rasgado.

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        RAPID TRANSIT ABROAD

      1879. STETSON, Evelyn R. RAPID TRANSIT ABROAD. NY: James Miller Publisher, 1879. 16mo., green cloth stamped in gilt. First Edition, with the correction slip tipped-in for page 67. A rare travel book advising readers on how to make the most of their time while traveling in Europe, written during the author's three-month visit there in the summer of 1878. Signed inscription by Stetson on a front blank page: "From the author, Eva [Risley?] Stetson." A rare travel book and I have been unable to locate any other copy! Very Good condition (cover bright with minor wear & one tiny stain; contents clean & tight). $1500.00.

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        Plastischer Schul-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde in 24 Karten, nach Reliefs und Zeichnungen von G. Woldermann, Ausgabe D,

      Leipzig, Verlag von P. Eckerlein, 1879.. 1. Ausgabe mit farbigen 24 Karten, davon 22 in Reliefform, 2 ungeprägt, 32x26 (Querformat), braunes reliefartig geprägtes O Ln,. SCHÖNES, KOMPLETTES EXEMPLAR ohne nennenswerten Berieb des Einbandes, der Rücken sehr behutsam restauriert, am unteren Kapital mit Resten von papiernem Bibliotheks-Signet, das Papier altersgemäß etwas gebräunt, die Karten mit sehr leichten Randläsuren und die Vorsätze etwas unfrisch

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        The Land Of Midian (Revisited).

      London: C.Kegan Paul & Co., 1879. - 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxviii, 338; vii, 319 + 32(ads). 6 hand-finished tinted lithographed plates, 4 plates of hieroglyphics, 5 other plates, & folding coloured lithographed map. wood engravings in the text. original decorative cloth (cloth bit soiled, extremities bit rubbed, spines dull, hinges tender, some minor foxing). First Edition of this sequel to Burton’s The Gold Mines Of Midian (1878), describing Burton’s second expedition through Midian in northwest Arabia. Midian became known as a highly rich source for gold, especially in the areas where ancient artifacts were located. Although Burton failed to find the vast amounts of gold he believed were in the region, he and his team succeeded in exploring and mapping a 600-mile territory and detailing eighteen ruined cities in the North and thirteen in the South. The expedition was sponsored by the Egyptian Khedive Isma’il I, for whom Burton brought back twenty-five tons of minerals to be assayed. Only 1000 copies of the book were printed. Penzer pp. 96-7. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Salsette and Elephanta: A Prize Poem Recited in the Theatre, Oxford June 12 1839

      George Allen , 1879 . Paperback. . Paper wraps. Good+ paperback. Light edgewear and pages gently tanned. Clean and unmarked.

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        Cousin Henry. FIRST EDITION. 2 vols.

      Chapman & Hall. Chapman & Hall. 1879 Without half titles. Contemp. half maroon roan; sl. wear to head & tail of spine vol. I. Monogram bookplates.Trollope Society Catalogue 63; Sadleir 56. First published concurrently in the

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        Les rois en exil EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: E. Dentu, 1879. Fine. E. Dentu, Paris 1879, 12x18cm, relié. - first edition on the current paper it is printed in Holland paper a few leading copies. Binding to bradel half percaline green, smooth back with a gold floral motif, double net gilded tail, as a piece of modern burgundy shagreen, marbled paper plates, two corners lightly used, contemporary binding. Precious autograph signed by Alphonse Daudet: ". The novelist JB d'Aurevilly his admirer and friend Alphonse Daudet" Some minor foxing.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que quelques Hollande en grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline verte, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, double filet doré en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin bordeaux moderne, plats de papier marbré, deux coins légèrement émoussés, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Alphonse Daudet : " au romancier J.B. d'Aurevilly son admirateur et ami Alphonse Daudet." Quelques petites rousseurs. Les deux écrivains se sont rencontrés à la suite de la critique bienveillante de Barbey sur les lettres de mon moulin dans Le Constitutionnel. Entre le virulent cotentinais et le doux provencal, nait alors une amitié à laquelle ils resteront fidèles leur vie durant, en dépit des cercles littéraires incompatibles auxquels appartiennent passionément les deux écrivains. En 1876, à la parution de Jack dédié à Flaubert, Barbey rédige une critique où l'admiration se mêle au ressentiment contre l'allégeance de Daudet à Flaubert: "Je voudrais que le 'moi' de Daudet, son 'moi' sensible et réfléchi, tînt plus de place dans son oeuvre actuelle. Lui qui (je m'en souviens) s'est moqué autrefois si joliment des Impassibles, ne peut pas sans inconséquence et perversion de sa nature, en devenir un. Il ne peut pas l'être comme cette forte mécanique de Flaubert, qui, en un roman, fait ce que Taine fait en histoire, c'est à dire montre l'objet et s'en va. (...) Alphonse Daudet est du très petit nombre d'écrivains qui ont à eux une manière qui ne ressemble à celle de personne, et c'est même la raison pour laquelle il échappe souvent à l'esprit de système et à des admirations dangereuses. C'est pour cela que ce talent charmant tremble si joliment dans le manche grossier du réalisme. C'est un conteur d'une grace émue et légère, qu'aucun romancier contemporain n'a au même degré que lui (...). Il a cet avantage des esprits infiniment poétiques, que la poésie suit, comme une lueur où qu'ils aillent et qui font tomber des ciels d'or sur la teigne des pouilleux, comme le faisait Murillo..."

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        The Land Of Midian (Revisited)

      London: C.Kegan Paul & Co., 1879., 1879. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxviii, 338; vii, 319 + 32(ads). 6 hand-finished tinted lithographed plates, 4 plates of hieroglyphics, 5 other plates, & folding coloured lithographed map. wood engravings in the text. original decorative cloth (cloth bit soiled, extremities bit rubbed, spines dull, hinges tender, some minor foxing). First Edition of this sequel to Burton?'s The Gold Mines Of Midian (1878), describing Burton?'s second expedition through Midian in northwest Arabia. Midian became known as a highly rich source for gold, especially in the areas where ancient artifacts were located. Although Burton failed to find the vast amounts of gold he believed were in the region, he and his team succeeded in exploring and mapping a 600-mile territory and detailing eighteen ruined cities in the North and thirteen in the South. The expedition was sponsored by the Egyptian Khedive Isma?'il I, for whom Burton brought back twenty-five tons of minerals to be assayed. Only 1000 copies of the book were printed. Penzer pp. 96-7.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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        Martin Luther. A Tragedy in Five Acts

      London: Remington & Co, 1879. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. This was Moore's second publication, and apart from a broadside of which only one copy is known, this is by far the rarest of his books. No copy has appeared for sale in the past decade. George Moore (1852-1933) was an Irish novelist, poet, critic, and dramatist who is often regarded as the first great modern Irish novelist. This play was done in collaboration with French dramatist Bernard Lopez, who had ignited Moore's interest in drama when they were fellow residents at the Hotel de Russie in Paris. Moore made the suggestion to collaborate after the failure of his first work, Flowers of Passion. The result was this, a five act verse tragedy that was never produced. It was considered at the time almost unreadable because of its poor verse and wooden characters. In later years Moore had very little regard for this early effort and never considered its reissue in any of the collected editions of his work. Bound in original blindstamped black cloth with gilt title and authors to front cover and title to spine. In Edwin Gilcher's bibliography of Moore he describes this as the "Theater (?) impression, slightly larger in size, repaged and without prefatory matter presumably...issued to send to theater managers in an effort to secure a production." Corners lightly bumped and small piece missing from top on spine. Interior pages are very nice. Ownership signature of Henry Knight on title page and bookplate of Rosita de Texada. In very good condition. Housed in a green silk folding case. 139 pages. DRA/080315.

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        Collection of autograph and copyists' manuscripts

      1850s-1870s. AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPTS Tarantella for 'Cello & Piano Contemporary wrappers with autograph titling in English. Folio (346 x 267 mm.). Signature of two bifolia. [i] (blank), 2-7, [i] (blank) pp. Notated in black ink to 12- stave printed music paper with the circular blindstamp of Litolff, Braunschweig. With "by A Suck" to upper right corner of first page of music and "Dec[ember] 31. 1879" to lower right corner of p. 7. Final 12 measures notated on small leaf tipped in to lower right corner of p. 7 to be unfolded for performance. Alternate, extended version of mm. 60-79 sketched on separate bifolium in smaller format, in blueish ink; piano staves blank. Browned. All leaves creased at upper outer corner. [6] Capricen [and other works] für Violoncell Solo Contemporary wrappers with autograph titling in German. sewn except for final bifolium, which is unbound. Folio (slightly varying formats, ca. 345 x 270 mm.). Eight leaves, not paginated unless otherwise noted. Notated in black ink on various types of music paper. Fol. 1r: Caprice [unnumbered; A major]. Unsigned. With "Fine. componirt den 14. Janr. 1863, Göteborg" to lower right corner. Fol. 1v: Preludio [G major]. With "comp. v. A Suck" to upper right corner. Fol. 2r: Capricen für Violoncell No. 1 [G major]. With "von A Suck" to upper right corner. Fol. 2v-3r: Etüde No. 3. [G minor.] With "comp. von A Suck" to upper right corner of first page and "Anfang 31/12/1864 Ende 6/1/1865 Stockholm 1868[?]" to lower right corner of second page. One measure of first page and final three staves notated to overpastes. Fol. 3v: Capricen für Violoncell No. 2. [A major.] With "v. A Suck." to upper right corner and "14/1/1863" to lower right corner. Fol. 4r-4v: Caprice No. 4. [D minor-major.] Second page paginated "2." With "v. A Suck" to upper right corner of first page and "15/3 1875" to end of music on second page. Final two staves blank. Fol. 5r: blank Fol. 5v-6r: Etude für Violoncell No. 5. [D minor-major.] With "A Suck" to upper right corner of first page and "Juni 10. 1875. Boston" to lower right corner of second page, Five stave of second page notated to overpaste. Fol. 6v-7r: blank Fol. 7v-8r: No. 6 Caprice pour 'Cello. [G major.] With "A Suck" to upper right corner of first page and "Febr[uary] 4, 1876" to lower right corner of second page. Fol. 8v: blank The two etudes may be tentatively identified with the otherwise lacking caprices of the same numbers. The unnumbered first caprice and the "preludio" seem to belong to an earlier period. Nocturno [G major] and Andante [D major] for two violoncello. [Parts]. Folio (342 x 270 mm.). Notated in black ink on 12-stave printed music paper. Cello 1mo: one bifolium, unpaginated; Nocturno notated to inner pages, Andante to outer pages of bifolium. Cello 2ndo: one bifolium, unpaginated; Nocturno notated to inner pages, Andante to outer pages of bifolium; major autograph corrections to Andante including new ending. With "A Suck" to upper right corner of first page of Nocturno in both parts and "comp. v. A Suck" to upper right corner of first page of Andante in Cello 1mo, "comp. A Suck" in Cello 2do. Autograph date to original ending of Andante in Cello 2 part: "4/2 1868." Bifolium of Cello 2do detached. Nocturno [F major] [for Piano; fragment] Folio (346 x 268 mm). One bifolium, folded inside out. [i] (blank), [2]-4 pp. Notated in black ink to 12-stave printed music paper. Music breaks off in the middle of page 4; clefs and key signatures through end of page. No date. An einen Boten. [Lied for voice and piano] Small folio (306 x 235 mm.). One bifolium. Unpaginated. Notated in black ink to 12-stave paper. Music extends over first half of first page only (two systems of three staves). The German text (incipit: "Wenn du zu meim Schätzel kommst") is from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Both stanzas are written as underlay. With corrections in pencil. Various sketches and fragments, possibly including composition exercises, to remaining staves of first page and to other pages, partially in ink, partially in pencil. The content of the sketches, signs of immaturity in the musical notation, and the use of paper without pre- printed staff lines suggest that the present bifolium dates from Suck's earlier years (ca. 1850). Unevenly trimmed. Frayed at edges. Wax drop and small stains to first page; ink stains to third page. Together with: [ROMBERG, Bernhard]. [Op. 46 (arr.)]. Divertimento über Oesterreichische Volkslieder für das Violoncello mit Begleitung des Pianoforte. [Score] Folio (348 x 271 mm.); signature of four bifolia. [i] (title), 2-14, [ii] (blank) pp. Notated in black ink on printed 12-stave music paper. No place, no date. Manuscript copy, probably in the hand of August Suck. Name "August Sack [!Suck]" in a different hand to upper right corner of title. The composition is in G major. The piano part, very basic and consisting primarily of simple chords, seems to be derived from the version for violoncello and guitar (Vienna: Tobias Haslinger, [1829], PNs 5210 and 5212). In the few instances where the piano has thematic material, the melodic line follows that of the guitar part, which is distinct from the one in the original piano accompaniment. The cello part is virtually identical with Haslinger's 1829 edition; it also mirrors its characteristic clef changes. The arrangement may or may not be Suck's work. First leaf partly detached. COPYISTS' MANUSCRIPTS [Untitled] Introduction, theme with two variations, and rondo for violoncello and orchestra. Full score. A minor-major. Folio (340 x 272 mm.). Sewn. 1-[50], [ii] (blank) pp. Notated in black ink on 14-stave music paper. Most probably in a copyist's hand; the shape of the C clef is quite different from those in Suck's autographs. Credits to upper right corner of p. 1, "von A. Suck," possibly autograph. Binding fragile; many bifolia entirely or partly detached. Paper browned and brittle; edges frayed; small holes to upper outer corner of final leaves. Concerto [D minor] für Violoncell. [Piano reduction] Gray wrappers with label to upper titled "Concert en ré mineur pour violoncelle, avec piano" using words cut from a newspaper. Folio (344 x 265 mm.). Signature of three bifolia. 12 pp. Notated in black ink on printed 16-stave music paper. No place, no date. Most probably in a copyist's hand; the shape of the C clef is quite different from those in Suck's autographs. Credits to upper right corner of p. 1, "von A. Suck," possibly autograph. The first movement is in D minor, the second in A major, the third in D minor-major. Some literals (tempi, dynamics, expressive marks) added in pencil. Wrappers partially detached, creased, and frayed at edges. . Little is known about cellist and composer August Suck. Born in the German-speaking lands (which then would include Bohemia), as the German titles and other literals in his manuscripts suggest, he moved to the United States in the early 1850s, making Boston his home. He played in the orchestra of the Boston Theatre from its inauguration in September 1854. From 1861, Suck was in Gothenburg, Sweden, where a new orchestra had been founded by German and Bohemian musicians, conducted by his friend Adalbert (properly, Vojt ch) H ímalý (1842-1908). He was, however, back in Boston by 1867; see the account of a quartet evening in Dwight's Journal of Music, February 27, 1867, p. 407 (the later concertmaster of the Boston Symphony, Bernhard Listemann, played the first violin). Dwight's Journal of Music of March 30, 1867, p. 7, includes a "Testimonial to Camilla Urso" signed by a large number of musicians, Suck, John Knowles Paine, and Otto Dresel among them; the "testimonial" was reprinted in the American Art Journal of April 13, 1867, p. 396. In 1881 Suck became one of the founding members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In tandem with his colleague Wulf Fries (1829-1902), Suck published a tutor, Practical Violoncello Instruction Book (Boston: Ditson & Co., 1879; 2nd edition 1901). He was noted for teaching the violoncello to girls, still frowned upon at the time; see the articles "A Cambridge Girl," Cambridge Chronicle, December 24, 1898, and "The Girl Cellist," The Etude 25, no. 9 (September 1907), p. 613. Josephine A. Spalding, from 1903 professor of violoncello at the University of Denver, was another student of his. Suck spent the summer of 1900 playing in a trio at the Algonquin hotel in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, as noted by the local paper, St. Andrews Beacon, on July 12, 1900. Apparently this assignment became an annual routine because the same paper still listed him on the hotel's roster on July 20, 1912, which is the last known record of his activity. Two photographic portraits, dated September 11, 1854, and "50 years later," are reproduced in Eugene Tompkins, The History of the Boston Theatre, 1854-1901 (Boston-New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1908), p. 19. The former shows Suck presumably in his early twenties, the latter in his seventies, when he participated in the anniversary performance.

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        Nina Balatka. The story of a maiden of Prague. Two volumes in one. (FIRST EDITION.)

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons. Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons. 1879 [1867] Ad. preceding half title. 2 vols in 1 as issued in orig. brick-red publisher's remainder cloth, spine lettered in gilt; at some point expertly recased, spine sl. dulled.Trollope Society Catalogue 28; Sadleir 25. Issued in 1879, utilising the unsold sheets from the original first edition print run. A new titlepage was printed for this secondary publication, and the prelims in vol. II removed. The spine lettering on this copy differs from Sadleir 25, with 'Wm. Blackwood & Sons / Edinburgh & London' at base of spine. Although this edition is in a rather plain remainder binding, the spine bears the initials 'J.L.' within a flourish device, and might possibly be the work of the binder John Leighton.

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        Atlas.

      Paris, Monrocq & Geisendörfer for Auguste Logerot, ca. 1879. - 8 jigsaw puzzles, 302 x 228 mm each: lithographs in original hand colour, laid down to wood panels. Relief shown by hachures. Stored in decorative box (320 x 250 x 55 mm). Charming hand-coloured geographical puzzle set, manufactured by Logerot in Paris, rarely encountered complete and with eight maps: World, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and France. Puzzles of this type were first produced in London by John Spilsbury in the 1760s, but the style passed to the continent and became a popular educational tool in France and Germany in the early to mid 19th century. Logerot issued his puzzles from the 1850s onwards; the European borders of this set point to a production date between 1878 and 1880. The puzzle maps are stored in the box fully assembled, each resting on a paper mat with cloth tabs for easy retrieval. - In excellent condition. Cf. OCLC 56131950. Tooley III, p. 148 ("99 jugsaw puzzles, c. 1850"). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les grands navigateurs du XVIIIe siècle

      Paris: Hetzel, 1879. Fine. Hetzel, Paris 1879, Grd. in 8 (18x28cm), relié. - First illustrated edition of 118 prints by Philippoteaux, engraved by Hildibrand, 4 cards in-text, and 13 full-page maps, and a double page. Catalog AB ultimately for the year 1880. The first release for this cardboard is from 1879, we have done here that adding a catalog of the following year. Cartonage editor says "At the Ptolemaic sphere" brown brown, tan or called caramel. Beautiful first plate with well-marked gold. Narrow slot at the top 1cm headdress bit. Rubbed Caps back but with beautiful color. Percaline split and open 4 cm tail of the second dish. Second course pretty well, with small traces of friction in a short area. Corners rubbed. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition illustrée de 118 gravures par Philippoteaux et gravés par Hildibrand, dont 4 cartes in-texte, et 13 cartes pleine page, et une en double page. Catalogue AB in fine pour l'année 1880. La première sortie pour ce cartonnage est bien de 1879, on n'a fait ici que rajouter un catalogue de l'année suivante. Cartonage d'éditeur dit "A la sphère ptolémaïque" brun marron, appelé havane ou caramel.  Belle première plaque aux ors bien marqués. Etroite fente sur 1cm au mors supérieur en coiffe. Coiffes frottées mais dos avec belle couleur. Percaline fendue et ouverte sur 4 cm en queue du second plat. Second plat assez bien, avec petites traces de frottements sur une courte zone. Coins frottés. 

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        The Native Tribes of South Australia.

      E.S. Wigg & Son,, Adelaide: 1879 - This work includes the following separate works by George Taplin, The Narrinyeri; Dr. Wyatt, The Adelaide Tribe; A Meyer, The Encounter Bay Tribe; C.W. Schurmann, The Port Lincoln Tribe; S. Gason, The Dieyerie Tribe; Ogilvie Bennett, Vocabulary of Woolner District Dialect (Northern Territory). The text has a number of annotations and marginalia (pencil underlining) by Prof. Dr. Absolon, the great Czechoslovakian ethnologist and naturalist. An early & important examination of the Aus. aborigines by a variety of authors. (xlii) 316pp, 8 sepia-toned lithographs. Period brown half calf & buckrum boards, raised bands, gilt title piece on spine, all edges marbled and marbled endpapers. Corners rubbed, buckram a litle marked, a very pleasant copy overall. F13095. Greenway 10162. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of Afghanistan, from the Earliest Period to the Outbreak of the War of 1878.

      London, W.H.Allen & Co., 1879.. Second Edition. 8°. XXVIII, 456 pages including also the folded map and the errata leaf. Original Hardcover (dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine). Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Bookplate of Henry Crossley Irwin to front pastedown. The large fold-out Map of Afghanistan with a 6 cm tear but otherwise in excellent condition. Tiny red inkstain to edge. Extremely scarce work now !. Chapter I - Description of Afghanistan of Dost Muhammad / Rough description of the Mountains / Rough description of the Rivers / Rough description of the city of Kabul / Rough description of the country about Kabul / Rough description of the road from Kabul to Jalalabad / Rough description of the road from Jalalabad to Peshawar / Rough description of Ghazni / Rough description of road from Ghazni to Kabul / Rough description of road from Ghazni to Kandahar / Rough description of the town of Kandahar / Rough description of Girishk, Farrah and Sabzwar / Rough description of Herat / Rough description of road from Kandahar to Quetta / Rough description of Istalif and Charikar / Rough description of the Khaibar pass / Rough description of other passes / Rough description of the tribes and people / Character of the tribes by Dr. Bellew / etc. / Chapter II - The Ghaznivide Period / The Afghans converted to Muhammadanism at the end of the 9th century / Afghanistan then an annexe of Bokhara / The House of the Samani / etc. etc. / Chapter III - The House of Ghor / Chapter IV - Transition to the Moghol / Chapter V - Humayun and Kamran / Chapter VI - From Moghol to Afghan / Chapter VII - The Ghilzai Rule / Chapter VIII - The Durani Rule / Chapter IX - The Barukzye Period / Chapter X - The British Invasion / Chapter XI - Afghanistan from 1842 to 1860 / Chapter XII - Russian and English Policy in Central Asia / Real origin of the Afghan War etc. etc.

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        Martin Luther. A Tragedy in Five Acts

      London: Remington & Co, 1879. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. This was Moore's second publication, and apart from a broadside of which only one copy is known, this is by far the rarest of his books. No copy has appeared for sale in the past decade. George Moore (1852-1933) was an Irish novelist, poet, critic, and dramatist who is often regarded as the first great modern Irish novelist. This play was done in collaboration with French dramatist Bernard Lopez, who had ignited Moore's interest in drama when they were fellow residents at the Hotel de Russie in Paris. Moore made the suggestion to collaborate after the failure of his first work, Flowers of Passion. The result was this, a five act verse tragedy that was never produced. It was considered at the time almost unreadable because of its poor verse and wooden characters. In later years Moore had very little regard for this early effort and never considered its reissue in any of the collected editions of his work. Bound in original blindstamped black cloth with gilt title and authors to front cover and title to spine. In Edwin Gilcher's bibliography of Moore he describes this as the "Theater (?) impression, slightly larger in size, repaged and without prefatory matter presumably...issued to send to theater managers in an effort to secure a production." Corners lightly bumped and small piece missing from top on spine. Interior pages are very nice. Ownership signature of Henry Knight on title page and bookplate of Rosita de Texada. In very good condition. Housed in a green silk folding case. 139 pages. DRA/080315.

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        Inter-Collegiate Cricket, 1910. PAC 118 and 209 v SPSC 368 and 191'. An original gelatin silver photograph of the St Peter's College team, victorious to the tune of 232 runs

      - The photograph (218 x 294 mm) is laid down as issued on the original printed mount; the photographer is E. Ziegler, 40 Elizabeth St, Norwood (Ernest Charles Victor Ziegler, active 1879-1925). The photograph and mount are in superb condition, behind glass in the original frame. 'The Advertiser' (11 December 1931) sets the scene for these Inter-Collegiate matches: 'Today the annual cricket match between St Peter's and Prince Alfred Colleges will begin at the Adelaide Oval. Last year the game was played at Prince Alfred College, the first time in the history of the matches [first played in 1878] that the Adelaide Oval was not available. The match is one of the most important cricket events outside first-class matches in South Australia, although in recent years it has failed to [sic] the importance and drawing power of inter-collegiate matches played before the war. Many famous cricketers have graduated from the college teams'. The 1910 SPSC team was no exception; sitting next to each other are C.E. Pellew and Vice-Captain A.G. Moyes. 'Nip' Pellew played for South Australia (1913-14 to 1928-29), the AIF Touring XI (1919 to 1919-20) and Australia (ten Tests in 1920-21). Johnny Moyes, a 'promising young cricketer . had represented (1912-15) South Australia (making a century on debut), been chosen (1914) for Australia in a tour (cancelled due to World War I) against South Africa, and played for Victoria in 1920. In Sydney, he achieved one of the highest individual scores in grade cricket when he made 218 runs in 83 minutes for the Gordon District Cricket Club in 1922. he served as a New South Wales selector (1926-27) and wanted (Sir) Donald Bradman to play for the State' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). For many years, he worked as a journalist (including fifteen years as sporting editor of 'The Sun'), and he published thirteen books on cricket. In 1949 he began 'broadcasting sporting sessions for the Australian Broadcasting Commission. In 1950-51 he covered his first Test series, against England. In 1955 he received a full-time contract. As a cricket broadcaster, he became a household name in Australia and New Zealand in the 1950s and early 1960s' (ADB). Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        Donau-Bulgarien und der Balkan (3 Bände).

      Leipzig, Fries, 2. Auflage 1879/80. - Historisch-geographische-ethnographische Reisestudien aus den Jahren 1860-1879. Mit 2 gefalteten lithographischen Karten und 30 Holzstich-Tafeln, XV, 269 Seiten; XIII, 304 Seiten; XVII, 386 Seiten, Halbleinenbände der Zeit, 28 x 20,5 cm, Einbände etwas berieben, Vorderdeckel von Band 3 mit kleineren Bezugsfehlstellen, innen sauber.

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        The Light of Asia or the Great Renunciation (Mahabhinishkramana) being the Life and Teachings of Gautama Prince of India and Founder of Buddhism (as told in Verse by an Indian Buddhist)

      Small 8vo. London: Trubner, 1879. Small 8vo, xiii, 238 pp. Original yellow cloth, a little soiled. Later quarter brown morocco slipcase. First edition of surely the most popular book on Buddhism ever published in the West. Presentation copy inscribed by Arnold: ?To Dr. Birdwood CSI with the author?s sincerest regards July 15 1879?. With 2 ALS loosely inserted (one to Birdwood and another to a Mrs. Hall). Arnold's verse history of the life of the Buddha is credited with popularizing Buddhism in the West, going into more than sixty editions and selling an estimated 500,000 to one million copies in its day. Sir George Birdwood [1832-1917] is thanked in the publisher's preface of the first illustrated edition of 1885, for having lent the photographs upon which many of the illustrations were based. An excellent association copy, very rarely found let alone inscribed.

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        The Fallen Leaves

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1879. First edition, with half-titles. [viii], 275, [1]; [iv], 269, [3], 40 (catalogue dated May 1879); [iv], 295, [1] pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Full blue polished calf, gilt spine, with red morocco title labels, t.e.g., by Riviere & Son. Light wear to spines with some loss to head of vol. I. First edition, with half-titles. [viii], 275, [1]; [iv], 269, [3], 40 (catalogue dated May 1879); [iv], 295, [1] pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Very scarce. Parrish & Miller pp. 110-1; Wolff 1351; not in Sadleir

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        Dame am Ufer sitzend. Federzeichnung.

      . Signiert "H Somm". 21 x 11 cm.. Blattfüllende Skizze mit einer Frau, die ein ihr geöffnetes Buch auf dem Schloß liegen hat. Sommier fängt mit wenigen flink gezeichneten Strichen eine leicht melancholische Paris Stimmung ein. - Sommier war als Illustrator, Karikaturist, Radierer, Aquarellmaler und Scherenschnittkünstler tätig. Er arbeitete unter dem Künstlernamen Henry Somme als Illustrator für Bücher und die Zeitschriften "Charge", "Cravache", "L'Inutile", "Gazette parisienne", und den "Courier Francais". Sommier, der in Montmarte lebte, war eng mit Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec und Edgar Degas befreundet. Letzterer verhalf ihm 1879 zur Teilnahme an der vierten Impressionistenausstellung in der Galerie Durand-Ruel neben Felix Bracquemond, Mary Cassatt and Camille Pissarro. Ab den achtziger Jahren arbeitete Sommier wieder vorwiegend als Grafiker und Illustrator von Zeitschriften und Büchern. - Am Außenrand Monterierungsreste von verso durchschlagend. Obere linke Ecke fachmännisch restauriert.

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        Zululand and the Zulus

      KERBY & ENDEAN, LONDON 1879 - first paragraph of preface is as follows: The object of the following pages is to give a short account of the curious customs and beliefs attributed to the Zulus; to trace historically the changes in our relations with the country and the people from the time of the first settlement in Natal and also to supply some description of the military and home life of the natives. Gold gilt lettered spine, 4/3 leather spine and corners over marlbed boards front cover has a 1/4 inch nick at bottom coerns are bumped along spine and all edges have some rubbing, contents are clean and tight DATE PUBLISHED: 1879 EDITION: THIRD ED 151 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Roland furieux

      Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1879. Fine. Librairie Hachette et Cie, Paris 1879, 33,5x48cm, relié. - First printing illustrations of Gustave Doré, one of the 50 copies on Whatman. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Premier tirage des gravures de Gustave Doré, un des 50 exemplaires sur Whatman, illustré d'un frontispice et de 81 planches hors-texte. Reliure de l'époque en plein chagrin rouge, dos à cinq faux nerfs orné de caissons dorés, plats richement décorés de multiples encadrements (filets, large dentelle) dorés, large dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats de papier à la cuve, toutes tranches dorées. Quelques très infimes frottements sur le bord des nerfs. Dernier livre illustré de Gustave Doré, Roland furieux a nécessité un long travail de préparation et peut être appréhendé comme une synthèse de tous les thèmes chers à l'artiste : cadres médiévaux, forêts, scènes de batailles, héroïnes à la beauté sublimée, ambiance fantastique...L'illustration de cet ouvrage était déjà évoquée en 1855 dans sa fameuse liste de jeunesse des grands classiques de la littérature mondiale qu'il souhaitait illustrer. Très bel exemplaire à toutes marges, très élégamment relié et exempt de toutes rousseurs.

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        History of Afghanistan, from the Earliest Period to the Outbreak of the War of 1878.

      Second Edition. London, W.H.Allen & Co., 1879. 8°. XXVIII, 456 pages including also the folded map and the errata leaf. Original Hardcover (dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine). Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Bookplate of Henry Crossley Iwrin to front pastedown. The large fold-out Map of Afghanistan with a 6 cm tear but otherwise in excellent condition. Tiny red inkstain to edge. Extremely scarce work now !

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