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        Eigenh. Brief mit U., beiliegend eh. Gedichtmanuskript ("An Wilhelm Dindorf") mit U.

      Leipzig, 27. VII. 1879. - Brief: 4 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Gedichtms.: 2 SS. 8vo. An den Grazer Philologen, Musikpublizisten und Autographensammler Anton Seydler (1850-1908), mit Bemerkungen zur deutschen Dichtung in antiken Formen, einer Philippica gegen seinen betrügerischen Verleger, panbalkanischen Eroberungswünschen an das Kaiserhaus Österreich sowie der Klage über einen Diebstahl an Handschriften August von Platens, dessen Nachlass er verwaltete: "Der Ehre, die Sie mir erweisen, Ihnen meine Handschriftprobe zu senden, vermochte ich erst heute zu entsprechen, wo ich von einer Reise nach Pyrmont, München, Thyrol und Salzburg zurückgekehrt. Ich schreibe Ihnen denn meine jüngst Ode ab, die, wie ich hoffe für meine Person, ächt-Horazischen Geist athmet, in einer zwar schwerwiegenden, aber sehr einfachen Form. Möchte sie Ihnen bei genauerer Betrachtung gefallen! Die Leute reden heutzutag immer sehr Confuses über antike Weisen. Und doch sind sie nun endlich bemeistert, und so leicht, wie Reimstrophen, aufzufassen. Sollten Sie Verlangen tragen, auch meine übrigen Oden und Hymnen kennen zu lernen, deren Zahl sich mit etlichen Pindarischen Hymnen und Horazischen Oden u.s.w., in meinem Style verdeutscht, auf etwa 207 belaufen wird, so würden Sie 162 gedruckte in einem starken Oktav-Bande finden, welcher den Titel trägt: 'Gedichte von Johannes Minckwitz (Aus Deutschlands größter Zeit 1813-1876)', Leipzig, 1876 (auf 1877), dritte Auflage, bei Moritz Geißler (Oehmigke's Verlag). Wenn Ihr Herr Vater ein oder das andere Exemplar sofort bestellt, so muß er das Exemplar schön gebunden für 4 Mark statt für 9 Mark, geheftet für 3 Mark statt für 7½ Mark ausgeliefert erhalten. Zum Kostenpreise nämlich, wie ich dem Verleger Moritz Geißler anbefohlen habe. Denn das Ganze ist von mir bezahlt worden, und der saubere Verleger hat insgeheim die sämmtlichen Exemplare auf dem Lager behalten, ohne sie als Commissionär zu verschicken auf dem Wege des Buchhandels. Weßhalb ich ihn (wie man denn heutzutag so oft einem schamlosen Schwindel ausgesetzt ist) seit Beginn dieses Jahres bei dem Königl. Handelsgericht habe verklagen müssen. Denn sonst behielte der geldsüchtige Mann alle Exemplare für sich zurück, um sie wahrscheinlich später in seinem Nutzen loszuschlagen. Von Ehre einem Autor gegenüber ist bei solchen Leuten keine Rede mehr. Auf den Preis des Exemplars, den ich oben nannte, würde Ihr Herr Vater fest bestehen müssen, - wenn Sie darauf reflektiren sollten. Es giebt ja gerade in Graz viele treffliche Freunde deutscher Poesie. Das Metternich'sche Oesterreich habe ich in einzelnen Versuchen hart beurtheilt, aber ich liebe Oesterreich, und gerade deßhalb habe ich es nicht geschont. Ich wünsche, das dieses Kaiserthum immer blühender und größer werde, daß es so viele Stücke der Balkan-Halbinsel als möglich an sich reiße und den Russen so wenig als möglich übrig lasse, und daß das herrliche Oesterreichische Volk die Kultur nach dem Archipelagos trage: eine für die Menschheit höchst lohnende Aufgabe! [.] Auch kann ich Ihnen vielleicht diese oder jene Handschrift, die Sie noch nicht besitzen, verschaffen. Die Platen'schen, immer seltener werdend, sind mir gegen das Jahr 1872 auf eine noch nicht aufgeklärte Weise samt der Mappe aus meinen Mappen heraus heimlich entwendet worden! Und zwar sämmtlich, auch die wenigen Briefchen, die er vor seinem frühen Tode noch an mich richten konnte [.] Lebt denn Robert Hamerling noch in Graz? Er hat mir lange nicht mehr geschrieben. Vermutlich, weil er eine starke Zurückweisung übel genommen. Ich bin nun einmal so." - Die "bis jetzt noch ungedruckt[e] Ode Nr. CLXXXI" an den Leipziger Philologen Wilhelm Dindorf, in sieben Strophen: "Rasch durchkreuz' ich des Marktes tosendes Kaufgewühl, / Heimwärts eilend im Halbdunkel der Abendzeit, / Wenn auf Straßen umher weite Laternenpracht / Rings wetteifert mit Sternengluth [.]". Das Gedicht in überarbeiteter Form publiziert in: Acta Comparationis Litterarum Vniversarum NS 5.1 (1881), S. 1583f. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Les rois en exil EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: E. Dentu, 1879. Fine. E. Dentu, Paris 1879, 11x18cm, relié. - First edition on current paper, it has been printed a few leading copies in Holland paper. Bound in half morocco shagreen chocolate back with five nerves decorated with gilded coffered double fortified their centers golden figure Sarcey, marbled paper boards, light scuffs at the bottom of the first flat, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, some snagging on the edges, contemporary binding. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author to his friend Sarcey. A small loss or offense feet on pages 13 and 14. --- 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 sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que quelques Hollande en grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin maroquiné chocolat, dos à cinq nerfs orné de doubles caissons dorés enrichis en leurs centres du chiffre doré de Francisque Sarcey, plats de papier marbré, légères épidermures en pied du premier plat, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, quelques accrocs sur les tranches, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Alphonse Daudet à son ami Francisque Sarcey. Un petit manque sans atteinte en pieds des pages 13 et 14.

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        Cousin Henry [of the "utmost rarity" per Smith]

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1879. First Harper Edition. Hardcover (originally published in wrappers). Very Good. A Very Good and exceedingly rare copy of the first Harper edition of this novel by Anthony Trollope, published on October 24, 1879 -- shortly after the Seaside Library Edition (published in late September, 1879, prior to the publication of the novel in two volumes in the UK), complete with the advertisements (being a later state of advertisements listing 83, rather than 82, issues in the Franklin Square Library) and lacking the outer wrappers as expected --- copies of Trollope's books published in this Franklin Library newspaper format are rarely found complete in their outer wrappers. The novel is in surprisingly nice condition with expected toning to the pages and is bound in a worn Brooklyn Public Library binding with Brooklyn Public Library materials to the last page of advertisements and to the front and rear pastedowns. Presumed juvenile sketches appear on each pastedown. That this copy has survived and is available for purchase is quite remarkable. The Franklin Square Library series was published by Harper to meet the large demand for literature at a low price. Usually selling for 10 or 15 cents a copy, the series eventually replaced Harper's Library of Select Novels Series and its Half-Hour Series. Trollope's "Is He Popenjoy" was the first issue in the Series, and all of the remaining Trollope works published by Harper (except for some of his nonfiction works) were published in this Series. Smith states: "This new series and its advertising logic sounded the death knell for collectors. First editions in this series are no longer books, but newspapers. Their fragility, format, and ephemeral makeup discouraged most buyers from keeping them.....few have survived." According to Smith, these issues are of the "utmost rarity" and are "rarely seen for sale and are usually found only in private collections and in certain research libraries." In over 35 years of diligently searching for Trollope rarities, we never have seen an example of the Seaside Library edition of Cousin Henry and have seen only this copy of the Harper edition. This copy presents an extraordinary opportunity for the Trollope collector as most Trollope collectors will never see one, much less own one. It is, in our experience, even more elusive than is the UK first edition of Trollope's first novel, "The Macdermots of Ballycloran", itself one of the rarest first editions in all of Victorian literature. The chance to own a copy of this Franklin Library edition is unlikely to arise often, if at all, for almost all collectors. AN EXTREMELY SCARCE TROLLOPE FIRST and a COLLECTION DISTINGUISHING ITEM.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        TEIPI, EN BERÄTTELSE OM EN FYRA MANDERS VISTLESE BLAND INFÖDINGARNE I EN DAL PA EM AF MARQUESA-ÖARNE, EN INBLICK I LIFVET I POLYNESIEN

      Landskrona: J. L. Törnqvists Förlag, [1879].. xi,[1],302pp. Octavo. 19th century three-quarter calf and pebbled cloth, gilt spine label. Textblock uniformly tanned, with some scattered marginal soiling or spotting, edges a bit rubbed, otherwise a good, sound copy. First (?) edition in Swedish of Herman Melville's first book, TYPEE. OCLC locates a single copy with a Stockholm Bonniers imprint published the same year. The translation is denoted as from the original edition, though by whom is unclear. OCLC's main entry for this edition calls for two pages of terminal ads, which were not preserved when this copy was bound. Scarce: OCLC locates only 3 copies: Univ. of Delaware, Washington State University, and the State Library of New South Wales. OCLC: 13411102.

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        Poems

      London: Macmillan & Co. 1879 - 8vo., three quarter morocco lettered in gilt with raised bands and ornate spine design; top edge gilt. Large paper edition; one of 750 copies, edited by Matthew Arnold. A gorgeous copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Cousin Henry [of the "utmost rarity" per Smith]

      Harper & Brothers, 1879, Hardcover (originally published in wrappers), Book Condition: Very Good, First Harper Edition. A Very Good and exceedingly rare copy of the first Harper edition of this novel by Anthony Trollope, published on October 24, 1879 -- shortly after the Seaside Library Edition (published in late September, 1879, prior to the publication of the novel in two volumes in the UK), complete with the advertisements (being a later state of advertisements listing 83, rather than 82, issues in the Franklin Square Library) and lacking the outer wrappers as expected --- copies of Trollope's books published in this Franklin Library newspaper format are rarely found complete in their outer wrappers. The novel is in surprisingly nice condition with expected toning to the pages and is bound in a worn Brooklyn Public Library binding with Brooklyn Public Library materials to the last page of advertisements and to the front and rear pastedowns. Presumed juvenile sketches appear on each pastedown. That this copy has survived and is available for purchase is quite remarkable. The Franklin Square Library series was published by Harper to meet the large demand for literature at a low price. Usually selling for 10 or 15 cents a copy, the series eventually replaced Harper's Library of Select Novels Series and its Half-Hour Series. Trollope's "Is He Popenjoy" was the first issue in the Series, and all of the remaining Trollope works published by Harper (except for some of his nonfiction works) were published in this Series. Smith states: "This new series and its advertising logic sounded the death knell for collectors. First editions in this series are no longer books, but newspapers. Their fragility, format, and ephemeral makeup discouraged most buyers from keeping them.....few have survived." According to Smith, these issues are of the "utmost rarity" and are "rarely seen for sale and are usually found only in private collections and in certain research libraries." In over 35 years of diligently searching for Trollope rarities, we never have seen an example of the Seaside Library edition of Cousin Henry and have seen only this copy of the Harper edition. This copy presents an extraordinary opportunity for the Trollope collector as most Trollope collectors will never see one, much less own one. It is, in our experience, even more elusive than is the UK first edition of Trollope's first novel, "The Macdermots of Ballycloran", itself one of the rarest first editions in all of Victorian literature. The chance to own a copy of this Franklin Library edition is unlikely to arise often, if at all, for almost all collectors. AN EXTREMELY SCARCE TROLLOPE FIRST and a COLLECTION DISTINGUISHING ITEM.

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        Arabia, Egypt, India

      William Mullin, London 1879 - A narrative of travel. 488 pp, 15 ill, 2 colored maps (1 folding the other as frontis). An account of their tour in India in 1876 (they traveled from Dec 1875 to June 1866). Primarily about their time in India. Orig. grey cloth, stamped in front & on spine in gold & silver. Beveled boards. Little wear at corners. Former owner's oblong nameplate. VG+. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A E I ARABIA EGYPT INDIA A NARRATIVE OF TRAVEL with fifteen illustrations and two maps

      William Mullan and Son, London and Belfast 1879 - 8vo. viii, 488 pp. With 15 illustrations and two maps. Original publisher's gray cloth stamped on front board and and spine in gold and silver gilt. A fine copy. Inscribed by Isabel Burton to Elfie Ionides and Luke, bearing Luke Ionides bookplate. The Ionides were a family of art patrons who mingled with Burton, Whistler and others. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      W. McKinstry & Son, Fredonia, New York 1879 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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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        Mycographia seu icones fungorum. Figures of fungi from all parts of the world drawn and illustrated. Vol.1 Discomycetes. Part 1.

      Pub. Williams and Norgate. [1875]-1879 - p.[iv], 267 with 113 colour chromolithographed plates. Small amount of foxing to some plates and four are a little darkened to top edge (from the printing process). Foxing to plain end-papers and half-title, o/w. contents very clean and in fine condition. Marbled end-papers. Very handsomely bound in half calf-leather with marbled boards. Original boards a little bumped and rubbed on corners. More recently a superb job has been made of adding replacement spine - with gilt decoration, lettering and raised bands. Overall a thoroughly vg. copy. Rare. This work was intended to be a series. This is the only volume to be published. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        BRITISH CYPRUS

      Chapman & Hall, London 1879 - pp: x, 368; colored frontispiece view. Half morocco and marbled boards, gilt-ruled spine with devices; old unicorn bookplate of William C. Stuart. Binding and text are clean. 8.5" x 5.25" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 - mit farbigen 24 Karten, davon 22 in Reliefform, 2 ungeprägt, 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 Sprache: Deutsch 32x26 (Querformat), braunes reliefartig geprägtes O Ln, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Fr. Chopin's Pianoforte Werke. Revidirt und mit Fingersatz versehen (zum größten Theil nach des Autors Notirungen) von Carl Mikuli. 15 Bände in zehn Büchern., Buch 1: Mazurkas. Buch 2: Notturnos. Buch 3: Etuden. Buch 4: Balladen und Polonaisen. Buch 5: Praeludien und Sonaten. Buch 6: Walzer. Buch 7: Rondos. Buch 8: Scherzos, Impromptus, Variationen. Buch 9: Fantasien, versch. Werke. Buch 10: Concerte.

      Leipzig: Kistner, 1879 - 79 S., 13 S., 73 S., 81 S., 113 S., 111 S., 83 S., 149 S., ca. 150 S., ca. 80 S., 89 S. : Noten. Einbände etwas berieben/angeschmutzt, Rücken z.T. etwas aufgeplatzt, Seiten alterbedingt gebräunt, ansonsten gut erh. Konvolut. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 11000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        ENCYCLOPEDIE MODERNE, DICTIONNAIRE ABREGE DES SCIENCES, DES LETTRES, DES ARTS, DE L'INDUSTRIE, DE L'AGRICULTURE ET DU COMMERCE + COMPLEMENT, 23 VOLUMES

      Firmin-Didot & Cie, Paris 1879 - RO40257931: 27 tomes (en 14 volumes) + 3 tomes (Atlas, en 2 volumes) + 12 tomees (en 6 volumes) + 2 tomes (Atlas, en 1 volume). Ouvrages d'env. 800-1000 pages chacun. Texte sur 2 colonnes, chacune étant paginée. Auteurs, titres et tomaisons dorés sur les dos. Atlas illustrés de très nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc, dont certaines sur planches dépliables. Etiquettes de code sur les couvertures. Quelques tampons de bibliothèque. Quelques planches du dernier Atlas déchirées, avec de petits manques sur leurs coins supérieurs. Nouvelle édition entièrement refondue et augmentée de près du double. Publié par MM. Firmin-Didot et Cie. Sous la dir. de M. Léon Renier. Complément sous la dir. de Noël des Vergers et Léon Renier, et de Edouard Carteron. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 30-Encyclopédies générales [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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