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      - [Yokohama ca. 1879]. An albumen photograph, very clean, card mounted: photo size: 26.3 x 20.8 cm., card size: 40.5 x 30.3 cm., an excellent example, sharp and clear image. * A RARE & OBSCURE, UNRECORDED IMAGE * AN EARLY, UNSIGNED PHOTOGRAPH ATTRIBUTED TO A. FARSARI. . Common of the early period, most photographers working in Japan did not sign their images. They did however number and title them in a unique way identifying [to them !] as their work. The major flaw in that logic comes after they sell, trade or otherwise transfer ownership of the negative to other photographers. *** EXCEPTIONALLY RARE & EARLY IMAGE: This image has not been found listed or cited in the literature below. It appears to be "un-recorded" and so early that its negative may have been damaged or destroyed, therefore very few examples remain. If it were one of the common negatives sold, exchanged or used by other photographers under their name, there would be ample examples found throughout the literature and the graphic record. This example appears to have been taken in the early period, before hand-coloring was a common feature of the genre. It appears to be a weather inspired work, done in an effort to record the rare and unusual snow-fall in Yokohama. This is a truly OBSCURE and RARE image! We believe it to be a true reflection of Farsari's earliest period of personally inspired photographs. There are very few other images of any Yokohama snow-fall. *** A RARE VIEW OF A SNOW-FALL IN YOKOHAMA: The Image Details: . An excellent early photograph showing Mt. Fuji in the background, a river scene with a Japanese cargo 'junk,' a single well covered rickshaw on the left quay is seen heading away from the camera. Two Japanese men in Kimono are on the quay, one holds an umbrella, the other holds a "Boston Bag" a kind of foreign style small bag with two handles, on the left bank. * THE CAPTION: In the lower left corner is the caption: "A 83 SNOW SCENERY AT YOKOHAMA." . This caption was a common feature for a larger number of photographs from Japan in this period. This number is not found in any of the Bennett books, and remains illusive with virtually no published or recorded literature about it. See below reference books. * THE COMPOSITION: The photograph is very nicely composed. A bleak, cold scene along the river with several vessels covered in snow tied up to the right bank. The left quay and cobble-stone walkway has snow build up. * WHO WAS THE PHOTOGRAPHER: ALDOLFO FARSARI: . ADOLFO FARSARI [1841-1898] was an Italian photographer based in Yokohama, Japan. His studio, the last notable foreign-owned studio in Japan, was one of the country's largest and most prolific commercial photographic firms. Largely due to Farsari's exacting technical standards and his entrepreneurial abilities it had a significant influence on the development of photography in Japan. . Following a brief military career, including service in the American Civil War, he became a successful entrepreneur and commercial photographer. His photographic work was highly regarded, particularly his hand-coloured portraits and landscapes, which he sold mostly to foreign residents and visitors to the country. . Farsari's images were widely distributed, presented or mentioned in books and periodicals, and sometimes recreated by artists in other media; they shaped foreign perceptions of the people and places of Japan and to some degree affected how Japanese saw themselves and their country. . MASS CONFUSION IN TRUE IDENTITY OF MOST JAPANESE IMAGES: . It is also worthy to note that Farsari used several Japanese to hand-color and assist in developing and creating souvenir albums for the western visitor trade. Some of these Japanese eventually opened their own photography studios in Yokohama and in other port cities where foreigners arrived and departed. In the late years Farsari sold and exchanged negative images with some of these Japanese photographers. In the end, a large number of negatives exchan

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        LA NOUVELLE ATALA: Ou La Fille D'Esprit Legende Indienne, Par Chahta-Ima. [De La

      - Nouvelle Orleans 1879, Propagateur Catholique. In original pink wrappers, 138p., slightly soiled, dusty covers,top edge uncut, as issued, contents very clean, very good copy of a very RARE book. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION RARE Hearn's FIRST WRITTEN BOOK, and his second written item is very RARE! Almost never found on the market, this item is illustrated & described in Perkins, p.1. Fore edges trimmed, top, lower edges uncut, as per description, with mis-spelled publisher on title page. For more this his first writing to be issued in book form,please see Tinker's "Lafcadio Hearn's American Days" pp.143-146. 6 5/16 x 4.25 inches, as issued. Contains Reflexions Preliminaires, appendice: Pensees et Impressions de Marie-Atala. Les Deux Premiers Critiques de la Nouvella Atala. THE RAREST OF ALL HEARN BOOK WRITINGS !!

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        Narratives of the Mission of George Bogle to Tibet, and of the Journey of Thomas Manning to Lhasa

      London: Trubner & Co., 1879. Hardback, spine relaid, retaining orginal spine with gilt titles. clxv, 362pp. All plates and illustrations present. 4 maps. 2nd edition 1879. Front board slightly faded. Bookplate to front pastedown, as well as a couple of crossed out annotations. A very pleasing copy. (bs116). 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Illustrated Catalogue of Gold Headed Canes Manufactured by Rest Fenner Smith & Co , 4 Great Jones St Near Grand Central Hotel New York

      New York: Mayer Merkel & Ottmann, lithographer, 1879. Wraps. Good. Oblong, 19 by 24 cm. Unpaginated, eleven leaves, with printing only on rectos with exception of final leaf in which text is on recto, illustrations on verso. After title and prefatory leaves, the eight next leaves are devoted to illustrations of the company's canes, with metallic gold coloring of the handles, and the last of these leaves featuring a metallic silver in its stead. The ornate metalwork is different with each cane, even as they are arranged on each leaf from smallest to largest. Also a separate sheet with a price list. The wraps are brittle and have corner chips. Heavy soiling of the upper part of the title page. Edge soiling on other leaves. More grit on final leaf. Still, a handsome, scarce catalogue.

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        The Betrothed

      marcus ward 1879 - 1879 rare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Western Pioneer: or, Incidents of the Life and Times of Rev Alfred Brunson

      Cincinnati: Hitchcock and Walden, 1879. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. 8vo. 2 volumes: [1], 418pp., [2]; [1], 413pp., [2]. Brown cloth hardcover stamped in blind on front board volume 1. Gilt titles on spines. Yellow end sheets. Edge wear to bottom of front board volume 2. Chipped cloth head and base of volume 1. Corners exposed volume 1. Corners bumped volume 2. Pencil notes written on rear yellow end sheet volume 2. Howes B 897; Graff 455 - "Although essentially a religious autobiography, there is much of interest to the historian of early times in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and particularly Illinois and Wisconsin.

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        Oraison funèbre du Grand Condé -

      Morgand & Fatout 1879 -, Paris - 1 In-4 52 pp. Plein maroquin rouge signé AMAND, fleurs de lys dorées en écoinçons aux coins des plats, dos à 5 nerfs, caissons décorés d'une fleur de lys dorée et titre doré. Double filet doré sur les coupes, fine dentelle intérieure dorée. Tranches dorées. Illustré de 9 belles compositions de LACHEVALLIER-CHEVIGNARD gravées par DIDIERS, dont le front., 3 grandes planches h.t., médaillon, tête de chapitre, lettrine, cul-de-lampe. Mors supérieur légèrement fendu. Bel exemplaire TIRAGE LIMITE. Exemplaire nominatif à Georges de Montbrison, celui-ci sur Hollande.Enrichi d'un envoi manuscrit signé de l'illustrateur en page de garde.L'une des plus célèbres oraisons funèbres prononcées par l'Évêque de Meaux. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Trois ans dans l'Afrique Australe. Le pays des Matabélés. Débuts de la mission du Zambèse. Lettres des pères H. Depelchin et Ch. Croonenberghs, S.J. 1879, 1880, 1881.Brussels, Polleunis, Ceuterick and Lefébure, 1882-1883. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a wood engraved portrait of Depelchin as frontispiece with a portrait and two folding lithographed maps, one coloured in outline. Original brown half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      - Mendelssohn I, p. 450; Streit 7817, 7859; not in De Backer & Sommervogel; Kainbacher. First edition, in the original French, of letters written in 1879, 1880 and 1881 by the two Jesuit missionaries Henri Depelchin (1822-1900) and Charles Croonenberghs (1843-1899) during their travels in the south of Africa. In the year 1876 the Catholic College of St. Aidan resolved to fund a mission in the regions north of the River Limpopo, in the countries of the Matabeles and the Marotses. The first letter is dated 11 February 1879. The letters narrate the reception of the fathers at different towns and tribes, also describing a visit to king Lobengula (1845-1894), and the life of the missionaries in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe. The second volume consists of 3 parts: Au pays d' Umzila, containing the letters of the missionaries from various parts of the territories of Lobengula and Umzila, Chez les Batongas and La vallée des Barotsés. This work is one of the earliest on the modern history of the Zambesi region (now in the countries Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana).Slightly browned along the margins. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities. Overall in very good condition.

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        Excavations at Ancient Troy and Mycenae - Five Large Extremely Scarce Original Photographs

      Troy, Mycenae, Samothrace [present day Northern Turkey, Greece], circa 1879. Five original photographs of archaeologist Dr. Heinrich Schliemann and his excavation works at the ancient sites of Troy and Mycenae, being his own retained copies from his own personal archive, three of which are numbered, all of which are captioned in Schliemann's hand in German. One of the photographs is marked "Priv 211" as an embedded identifier, as Schliemann did to distinguish his special personal use photographs from any publicity images. Five albumen photographs, each mounted to a thick cardstock leaf. Mount measures approximately 24 x 33 cm (9.5 x 13 inches). Image measures approximately 17 x 22.5 cm (7 x 9 inches). Exceedingly scarce and remarkably well preserved. Provenance: From Dr. Schliemann's private collection. One image specifically identified as such with embedded number caption "Priv 211". Any Schliemann material is exceedingly scarce, photographs in particular. Original excavation photographs are virtually unseen, apart from what is held in institutions. Presented here, with these original and significant images, kept by Schliemann himself and annotated in his hand, is an indispensable opportunity to possess a personal item of tremendous historical significance which memorializes a leading pioneer's work. Needing no introduction owing to his worldwide recognition and respect, though worthy of infinite accolades, Dr. Heinrich Schliemann (1822 - 1890) began work on Troy in 1870/71, beginning excavations before archaeology had developed as a professional field. Thinking that Homeric Troy must be in the lowest level, Schliemann and his workers dug hastily through the upper levels, reaching fortifications that he took to be his target. Although criticized for this decision then and now, a cache of gold and other objects appeared on or around 27 May 1873, which Schliemann named "Priam's Treasure" and which is now held in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. He began work at Mycenae in 1874, excavated the Treasury of Minyas at Orchomenus, Greece, in 1875, continued work at Mycenae in 1786. He returned to Troy for a second dig in 1878-1879, made a third excavation at Troy in 1882-1883, and a fourth with Dörpfeld in 1888-1890. Three of the present photographs of Schliemann's excavations at Troy, illustrate the immense walls of the first passage uncovered in his foremost excavation. At Mycenae a photograph shows the entrance to a large Tumulus [a grave or multiple graves covered by a mound of stones]. As far as excavations at Mycenae, in 1874, Heinrich Schliemann excavated deep shafts all over the acropolis without permission. Subsequently, in August 1876, a complete excavation of the site by Schliemann commenced with the permission of the Archaeological Society of Athens (ASA) and the supervision of one of its members, Panayiotis Stamatakis. Schliemann found the ancient shaft graves with their royal skeletons and spectacular grave goods. The Mask of Agamemnon was discovered at Mycenae in 1876 by Schliemann. It is a gold funeral mask, found over the face of a body located in a burial shaft. Schliemann believed that he had discovered the body of the legendary Greek leader Agamemnon. The photograph of the site of Samothrace, may have been visited by Schliemann, or given to him by his colleague, German archaeologist Alxeander Conze (1834-1914) who excavated there in 1871 under the sponsorship of the Prussian government, and uncovered the shrine of Cabiri. The pioneering archaeological field work of Heinrich Schliemann, excavator of Mycenaean sites such as Hissarlik, which is presumed to be the site of Troy, is memorialized in these rare, privately kept photographs from his own archives which have survived in safe-keeping for thirteen decades thus far! Dr. Heinrich Schliemann (1822 - 1890) was a German archaeologist, a pioneer in the study of Aegean civilization in the Bronze Age, and an advocate of the historical reality of places mentioned in the works of Homer. He was an archaeological excavator of Hissarlik, now presumed to be the site of Troy, along with the Mycenaean sites Mycenae and Tiryns. His work lent weight to the idea that Homer's Iliad and Virgil's Aeneid reflect actual historical events. By 1871, Schliemann was ready to go to work at Troy. Thinking that Homeric Troy must be in the lowest level, Schliemann and his workers dug hastily through the upper levels, reaching fortifications that he took to be his target. In 1872, he and Calvert fell out over this method. Schliemann flew into a fury when Calvert published an article stating that the Trojan War period was missing from the site's archaeological record. As if to confirm Schliemann's views, a cache of gold appeared in 1873. Schliemann named it "Priam's Treasure." He later wrote that he had seen the gold glinting in the dirt and dismissed the workmen so that he and Sophie could excavate it themselves, removing it in her shawl. Schliemann was successful in creating public interest in antiquity. Sophie later wore "the Jewels of Helen" for the public. Schliemann published his findings in 1874, in Trojanische Altertümer ("Trojan Antiquities"). This publicity backfired when the Turkish government revoked Schliemann's permission to dig and sued him for a share of the gold. Collaborating with Calvert, Schliemann had smuggled the treasure out of Turkey, alienating the Turkish authorities. He defended his "smuggling" in Turkey as an attempt to protect the items from corrupt local officials. Priam's Treasure today remains a subject of international dispute. Schliemann published 'Troja und seine Ruinen' (Troy and Its Ruins) in 1875 and excavated the Treasury of Minyas at Orchomenus. In 1876, he began digging at Mycenae. Upon discovering the Shaft Graves, with their skeletons and more regal gold (including the Mask of Agamemnon), Schliemann called the king of Greece. The results were published in Mykena in 1878. Although he had received permission in 1876 to continue excavation, Schliemann did not reopen the dig at Troy until 1878-1879, after another excavation in Ithaca designed to locate an actual site mentioned in the Odyssey. This was his second excavation at Troy. Troas or the Troad, is a region about ancient Troy, on the northwest coast of Asia Minor, in present North West Turkey. Traversed by Mt. Ida (Kaz Dagi) and strategically located on the Hellespont (Dardanelles), it was involved in various struggles to control the straits. Troas was the scene of the events of the Iliad and was an ancient center of Aegean civilization. The region has yielded to archaeologists a wealth of antiquities. Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 kilometres southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. The first excavations at Mycenae were carried out by Greek archaeologist Kyriakos Pittakis in 1841 where he found and restored the Lion Gate. In 1874, Heinrich Schliemann excavated deep shafts all over the acropolis without permission. Subsequently, in August 1876, a complete excavation of the site by Schliemann commenced with the permission of the Archaeological Society of Athens (ASA) and the supervision of one of its members, Panayiotis Stamatakis. Schliemann found the ancient shaft graves with their royal skeletons and spectacular grave goods. The British School of Archaeology (BSA) continued excavations from 1920 to 1955 under the supervision of Alan John Bayard Wace. After Wace died in 1957, excavation work was finished by Lord William Taylor from 1958 to 1969, especially on the west slope of the citadel, uncovering the religious centre. The ASA continued excavation work on the site with efforts led by Ioannis Papadimitriou and Nicolas Verdelis in the late 1950s and early 1960s, as well as by George Mylonas from 1957 up until 1985. Further excavation continued into the 21st century.

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        Poema da alma.

      Porto, Typ. Commercio e Industria Editora, 1879. - Large 8°, original green printed wrappers. Very good condition. Remains of small octagonal paper ticket (shelf mark?) in upper margin of front wrapper. 24 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of the author's earliest separately published work. Some earlier writings had appeared in newspapers and reviews.José Leite de Vasconcellos (1858-1941), descendant of a noble family of Resende, enjoyed a long and distinguished career as an ethnographer, archaeologist, philologist and literary historian. *** Innocêncio XIII, 52. See also Cristina Basílio in Machado, ed., Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, pp. 486-7; Pere Ferré in Biblos, V, 630-6; Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, II, 416-8; and Grande enciclopédia, XIV, 882-3. Porbase locates a single copy, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        CHINA AND JAPAN: A Record of Observations Made During A Residence of Several Yea

      - Cincinnati [1879], Walden. Decorated brown cloth, very good, 3 maps, 57 b.w. illustrations, 548p. S C A R C E The author was a Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Covering the voyage from San Francisco to Shanghai, on to Peking to the North China Mission, the city of Peking, in the Southern city, Peking to Shanghai, on to Kiukiang, the mission at Kiukiang. * Shanghai to Foochow, the city of Foochow & a historical sketch. Missionary conference organized, Chinese wedding in high life, among temples, Confucius. Monastery of the bubbling spring, Foochow to Hong Kong, Canton. * On to Japan. Yokohama to Nagasaki, city of Yokohama & Tokio. With essays on Christianity in both Japan & China, the reli- gions of Japan & China, and the women of Japan & China. * Useful comparative study, also covering the people, customs, land and culture of both countries, with a missionary report on the progress of the Methodist Episcopal efforts there. *

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        AEI - Arabia Egypt India - A Narrative of Travel

      William Mullan, London and Belfast., 1879. First edition. Octavo. pp viii, 488. 15 illustrations; 2 coloured maps one of which is folding. 19th century binding of half dark brown leather with pebbled cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine. The author's second book, being an account of her journey, together with her husband Richard Burton, to India in 1876. Some sections, most probably the ones on Turkey, have been attributed to Richard Burton who is also believed to have supplied some of the cartoons and caricatures. Arabia is dealt with more briefly although there is an interesting account of their visit to Jeddah. Cover edges a little scuffed. Front and rear blanks spotted. Very good.

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        CHINA AND JAPAN: A Record of Observations Made During A Residence of Several Yea

      Cincinnati [1879], Walden. Decorated brown cloth, very good, 3 maps, 57 b.w. illustrations, 548p. S C A R C E The author was a Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Covering the voyage from San Francisco to Shanghai, on to Peking to the North China Mission, the city of Peking, in the Southern city, Peking to Shanghai, on to Kiukiang, the mission at Kiukiang. * Shanghai to Foochow, the city of Foochow & a historical sketch. Missionary conference organized, Chinese wedding in high life, among temples, Confucius. Monastery of the bubbling spring, Foochow to Hong Kong, Canton. * On to Japan. Yokohama to Nagasaki, city of Yokohama & Tokio. With essays on Christianity in both Japan & China, the reli- gions of Japan & China, and the women of Japan & China. * Useful comparative study, also covering the people, customs, land and culture of both countries, with a missionary report on the progress of the Methodist Episcopal efforts there. * .

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        The Waikato War, 1863-4

      Auckland : Printed and published for the proprietor by J. D. Wickham, n.d. [1879]. Octavo, flush-cut gilt-lettered boards, folding engraved frontispiece of Maori Chief Te Whiao, pp. 100, engraved portrait of Rewi, Chief of Ngamaniapotos, folding map (split with loss along one fold). A good copy of a scarce New Zealand item

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        Examen Critique dun écrit Posthume de Claude Bernard sur la Fermentation

      2 engraved plates, illustrations in the text. First edition. 8vo., original printed wrappers, fore and lower edges untrimmed, housed in a folding box. Paris, Gauthier-Villars.

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        Seid wohlgemut! - NotSonne - (Flugblatt/Lithographie).

      Steindruck/Lithographie, beidseitig bedrucktes Blatt, 114 x 29 cm, zweifarbig bedruckt auf leicht cremefarbigem Papier, gerollt. Papier leicht nachgedunkelt, Kanten teilweise leicht gerändert, sonst sehr gut erhalten - - - - Die "NotSonne" ist das einzige von Gusto Gräser (1879-1958) in Druck gegebene und erhalten gebliebene Werk seiner späten Jahre. Damit sein letztes öffentliches Werk und Vermächtnis. Es handelt sich um eine künstlerisch gestaltete, mehrfarbige Schriftrolle. Nicht nur die Papierform, auch Form und Farbe der symbolischen Zeichen erinnern an die Schriftrollen alter chinesischer Meister, zumal seines verehrten Lao Tse. Dem entspricht die Tiefgründigkeit des Inhalts. Er verkündet darin sein Menschenbild, den kommenden neuen Menschen, den "Erdsternsohn".Der Text wird überlagert von rätselhaften Zeichen in Lindgrün. Seite 1: Von dem zerbrochen am Boden liegenden Menschen führt ein spiralisch sich windendes Band nach oben, durch ein zentrierendes muschelförmiges Rund hindurch in die Höhe der Notsonne: eine Leiter der Läuterung. Seite 2: Ein embryohaft eingerolltes, wurmartiges Urwesen am Grunde des Blattes richtet sich auf, steigt, zu Sternreihen sich entfaltend, in die Höhe und mündet dort in ein schwungvoll umrundetes, sieghaftes Pentagramm: Sinnbild für den Aufstieg der Seele aus dem Chaos des Unbewussten in die helle Sonne eines neuen Bewusstseins. Auf der rechten Seite verbindet wiederum ein schlangenhaft sich windendes Band oben und unten, Himmel und Erde. Das beidseitig bedruckte Blatt, das der Dichter und Maler im Englischen Garten verteilte oder vom Münchner Rathausturm herab auf den Marienplatz flattern liess, tauchte schon kurz nach seinem Tod im Antiquariatshandel auf, war aber seither nicht mehr greifbar. Der lithographische Druck muss um 1955 entstanden sein. Der Bildhauer Hans Schwegerle, Gräsers Hauswirt und Professor an der Münchner Kunstakademie, wird ihn in den dortigen Werkstätten ermöglicht haben.

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        Funeral Car of President Lincoln, New York, April 26th, 1865

      New York: P. Relyea, 1879. Framed. Good to Very Good. Color lithograph (11" x 8") laid on a titled cardstock (13.75" x 17.75"). Framed, 17" x 20.5". Examined out of frame. The color lithograph is in nice shape with a tiny chip at the lower left corner; perhaps a little darkened. The titled cardstock is badly chipped with a dampstain, old amateurish repairs/mounting to the mat with a variety of tape. Frame has some minor wear. On April 21st, 1865, New York City hired a prominent local undertaker, Peter Relyea, to manage Lincoln's funeral procession as it made its way through the streets of the city. As part of his, then incredible, $9,000 contract, Relyea was also charged with building an elaborate catafalque to carry Lincoln's remains. Relyea had the procession photographed subsequently used the images to advertise his business. This lithograph produced by Relyea in the late 1870s was based on his famous photograph. Very scarce. As of 2017, OCLC shows only one institutional example of this historic print which is held at the Library of Congress. (The titling on the cardstock print is in a different font.) No examples are in the trade. ABPC and the Rare Book Hub show only three listings of the photograph (one of a stereoview) but none for a chromolithograph-sold at auction in the last 110 years. May require additional postage for packing and shipping.

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        Beobachtungen über die Kerntheilungen in den Zellen und Geschwülsten (pp.279-301, 2 Taf.).

      Virch. Arch. path. Anat., 78/2. - Berlin, Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1879, 8, pp.197-372, 6 lith. Tafeln, feiner Halbledereinband. First print of the first-ever drawing of human chromosomes, published in 1879 by Julius Arnold (1835-1915), professor of pathology in Heidelberg!"The growth of cancerous tissue depends on cell multiplication, and the process by which cancer cells multiply had already drawn the attention of pathologists in the last Century. Arnold (1879) was the first to describe cell division in human tumours, and cells which he saw containing several nuclei suggested to him that they were produced by "multiple" division of the nucleus. The term "chromosome" was only a year old when Klebs (1889) described aberrant mitosis in tumour tissue, and noted that in some cells the number of "chromosome bodies" was very large.The earliest systematic study of cell division in malignant tissue was made by Hansemann, who presented the first descriptive cytology of human tumours in a series of papers published between 1890 and 1906. He drew attention to the many irregularities occuring in malignant tissue during the process of cell multiplication, and attributed the unusually large or small number of chromosomes seen in dividing cells to abnormal spindle formation resulting in an unequal distribution of chromosomes in the daughter cells (Hansemann, 1890).""Bei einer Untersuchung von Arnold 1879 über die Kernteilung von Geschwulstzellen finden sich die ersten klaren Abbildungen menschlicher Chromosomen. Arnold beschränkt sich auf die Darstellung und Beschreibung der Morphologie der Teilungsfiguren. Er knüpft keine theoretischen Überlegungen daran an er macht auch nicht den Versuch, die Chromosomen, oder, wie er sich ausdrückte die Fäden, Körner oder Kernfiguren zu zählen. Arnold steht ganz am Anfang der Chromosomenforschung. Mehr als die Vermutung, daß der Kerninhalt eine gewisse Rolle bei der Vererbung und den Teilungsvorgängen spielt, kann Arnold nicht gehabt haben. Prinzipielles wie die Längsteilung der Chromosomen, Konstanz der Zahl, Reifeteilung und Begriffe wie oder Chromosom wurden erst in den folgenden Jahren bekannt bzw. geprägt. Bemerkenswert an der Arbeit Arnolds sind vor allem die Bilder und die Tatsache, daß es die ersten von menschlichen Chromosomen sind. Das Material zu der Arbeit lieferten rasch wachsende Carcinome und Sarkome. Sie schienen ihrer voluminösen Zellen wegen besonders gut geeignet. Arnold versuchte, frische Zellen zu untersuchen, um die Ergebnisse der konservierten Präparate zu kontrollieren. Darüber hinaus hatte er die Hoffnung, Bewegungen der Kernfäden sehen. Zu diesem Zweck legte er zwischen Objektträger und Deckglas eine Hartgummischeibe mit einem Loch in der Mitte, in das er einen Tropfen Geschwulstsaft tat, der somit vor Druck und Verdunstung geschützt war. Es gelang nur die Darstellung einiger Ruhekerne, und Arnold ging zu den üblichen Schnittpräparaten über. Er fixierte in starkem Spiritus oder in 0,25 % Chromsäure. Beide Methoden hatten ihre Vor- und Nachteile: Bei der ersten waren die Konturen der Kerne zwar unregelmäßig, doch ließen sich die Gewebsstücke gut schneiden und färben, bei der zweiten Methode beobachtete er das Gegenteil. Er färbte mit Hämatoxylin und in einigen Fällen mit Safranin. Die Bilder zeigen Ruhekerne und verschiedene Stadien der Teilung, auch atypische und pluripolare Figuren, den Versuch einer Deutung unternimmt Arnold nicht." Jan-Dieter Murken & Hubertus von Wilmowsky, Die Chromosomen des Menschen. Geschichte ihrer Erforschung (1973), pp.4-5

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        Wanderings in Patagonia or Life Among the Ostrich-Hunters.

      London, Chatto and Windus, 1879. 8vo. 20th-century half-morocco, spine gilt in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second and third compartments, the others with repeat foliate decoration in gilt; pp. [ii], 278, wood-engraved frontispiece, title with vignette, lithographic map in three colours, one plate, one text illustration; minor wear to extremities, otherwise fine. First edition, very rare. Julius Beerbohm, of Dutch, German and Lithuanian descent set out to explore Patagonia in 1877. Through much adversity and with the help of natives he managed to experience a part of the world which had been known, but not eplored by Westerners. This book is an early source on the natural history, customs of the American Indians and the society at the Southern tip of the Americas. Beerbohm witnessed as well the 1877 Punta Arenas mutiny, known as El motín de los artilleros (Mutiny of the Artillerymen), which led to the killing of many cicvilians and widespread destruction of the city.

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        Gray's Atlas of the United States, with General Maps of the World. Accompanied by Descriptions Geographical, Historical, Scientific, and Statistical

      M. R. Brown & Co., No. 10 North Fifth Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia 1879 - (7), [8] - [238], (4) Folio (c. 17.25 x 14.5 inches). expertly rebacked and rebound in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine, preserving original front board cloth lettered in gilt, all edges marbled. Illustrated with 156 maps, all coloured, many spread over two pages. All maps in fine condition. Also contains a 4 page "Classified Directory of the Patrons of the Atlas, Comprising, the Principal Business Firms and Professional Men of the City of St. Louis.". A fascinating atlas with exceptional maps. The text explains each region and gives lots of information. For instance there is a list of all the countries of the world, lists the type of ruler and his name as well as the capitals. Lots of historical and statistical information given as well. 900. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Illustrated London News, Vol LXXIV, January to June 1879

      Published by George C. Leighton, London 1879 - , [4] 620, [2] pages, information and illustrations Afghan War including large fold out plate; Thames Flood at Windsor; Dutch Arctic Expedition; Zulu War; Marriage of Duke of Connaught; Queen visits Italy; Floods in Hungary; Illustrated title page and index First Edition , spine and top edge slightly faded, some scuffing to edges, fold out plate has small tear, Missing: Lower 1/3 of page 193/194, Lower 3/4 of the front side of issue no. 2077 (April 5, 1879) cut out, Lower I / 2 of page 473/474, Lower part of page 565/566, Lower 1/2 of page 575/576. Pencil entry first page "Cumberland", pencil entry on the front side of no. 2064, fair condition , brown cloth with gilt titles, full red edges , 41 cm x 29 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fölséges Csaszár és Apostoli Király! Legkegyelmesebb Urunk! Fölséges Királynénk!

      Pozsony (Bratislava, Preßburg), 7. IV. 1879. - Ungarische Kalligraphie auf Papier. 1 Doppelblatt mit Wappen, vier kalligraphierten Einleitungszeilen und zwei Initialen in Gold und Farben. Sämischfarbenes Maroquin (1879), der Vorderdeckel mit eingelassenem Mittelstück aus schwarzem Samt und farbig emaillierten Goldblech-Applikationen (gekröntes Wappen, Jahrzahlen 1854 und 1879, mit Mauresken verzierte Eckstücke); der Hinterdeckel mit vier Goldblech-Buckeln; königsblaue Seidenspiegel. Folio. Preßburger Glückwunschadresse zur Silberhochzeit des Kaiserpaars Franz Joseph und Elisabeth von Österreich. Das prächtige Doppelblatt trägt am Kopf das Wappen des Administrators des Preßburger Komitats, Móricz Pálffy von Erdöd (1812-97), sowie die provisorische Unterschrift des Preßburger Vizegespans Bacsák Pál. Der Militär Pálffy hatte das Amt 1847 angetreten und sich sowohl während der Wirren von 1848/49 als auch 1861-65 im Amte des Statthalters des Königreichs Ungarn als habsburgtreuer Vertreter des ungarischen Adels bewährt. - Wie die zahlreichen Rechtschreibfehler und das Fehlen eines Siegels oder der Unterschrift Pálffys zeigen, handelt es sich um einen ausgeführten Entwurf, entstanden wohl in Wien bei einer auf dergleichen künstlerische Arbeiten spezialisierten Anstalt, deren Kalligraphen jedoch nicht des Ungarischen mächtig waren. - Kleine Einrisse im Bug, sonst tadellos. Der herrliche Einband ist ein Meisterstück aus der Werkstatt des Buchbinders und Ledergalanteriewarenerzeugers August Klein (1881 nobilitiert: "von Ehrenwalten") mit seiner goldgepr. Signatur am vorderen Moiréevorsatz. Der bayerischstämmige Klein (1824-90), ein gelernter Buchbinder, kam 1845 nach Wien, wo er eine florierende Firma für zunächst Leder-, dann auch Bronze- und Holzgalanterieerzeugnisse gründete. "Klein, dem es gelungen war, Zugang zum franz. Markt zu finden, beschäftigte in der Folge einen Vertreter in Paris, errichtete aber schon 1856 dort eine Niederlage, der 1863 eine in London folgte. Klein, dessen Erzeugnisse auf zahlreichen Ausstellungen prämiiert wurden, war der erste in Österreich, der diese Galanteriewaren in einer über das Kleingewerbe hinausgehenden Art herstellte, richtungsweisend in Modefragen wurde und durch Exporte nach Frankreich, England, Amerika etc. auf dem Weltmarkt Geltung erringen konnte" (ÖBL III, 386). - Stellenweise ganz unbedeutend berieben, insgesamt von ausgezeichneter Erhaltung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesammelte Schriften. 2 in 3 Bdn.

      Leipzig, W.Engelmann, 1879, 8, VIII+IV, 876 pp., 1 Bl., XLVI, 307 pp., 105 Holzschnitte, 30 feine lith. Taf., 1 Portraitphotographie, 3 orignal Leinenbände. Erste Ausgabe der gesamten wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten des großen Physiologen und Laryngologen Johann Nepomuk Czermak (1828-1973) mit einigen bis dazu unveröffentlichten Arbreiten aus dem Nachlass, nebst einer biographischen Skizze von Anton Springer. Enthalten ist auch seine berühmte Arbeit über den Kehlkopfspiegel und die mechanische Vagus-Reizung beim Menschen. "Czermaks Druckversuch ging zunächst als "Vagusdruckversuch" in den medizinischen Sprachgebrauch ein, sowohl in diesem Ausdruck Czermaks irriger Glaube der mechanischen Vagusreizung zugrundelag ... Im wesentlichen stellte Czermak bei seinem Selbstversuch (1865) mit dem Druck auf die rechte Karotis eine erhebliche Abnahme der Herzfrequenz, eine vertiefte und verlängerte Inspiration mit Beklemmungsgefühl sowie Funkensehen mit Verdunkelung des Sehfeldes, leichter Ohnmacht und Vertigo fest. Czermak hatte nicht den geringsten Zweifel über die Ursache seiner Beobachtungen: " ... dagegen erkläre ich die übrigen Erscheinungen hinsichtlich des Herzschlages und der Athembewegungen mit aller Bestimmtheit über die Folgen einer *mechanischen Reizung des Nervus Vagus" durch Druck und Zerrung'. Der Versuch gelang ihm im übrigen nur auf der reichten Seite." Wormser, p.83ff. Contains Czermak's classical works on the laryngoscope, his method of exploring the nose and nasopharynx with small mirrors, and his discovery that mechanical pressure on a spot of the carotid triangle produces lowering of the heart rate. There is also a biographical sketch by Anton Springer. See Garrison & Morton No. 817, 3331, 3332 Rothschuh Nr.107

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        Colección de documentos inéditos para la historia de España. 4 Tomos: LXXII, LXXIIII, LXXIV y LXXV. Los 3 primeros contienen "Los sucesos de Flandes y Francia del tiempo de Alejandro Farnese [Farnesio]", por el Capitán Alonso Vázquez. El último tomo contiene más de 100 documentos inéditos de aquellas guerras, como correspondencia de varios capitanes y soldados, relaciones de sucesos y batallas, viajes, instrucciones, minutas, capitulaciones, etc.

      Madrid, Imprenta de Miguel Ginesta, 1879-80. - En 4 tomos de -15 x 23 cm. T. I: XVI + 568 págs. T. II: 596 págs. T. III: 543 págs. T. IV: X + 584 págs. Encuadernación en holandesa muy bien realizada, lomo de piel con nervios, dorados y dos tejuelos. (MUY BUEN EJEMPLAR.) (Entre la adundante correspondencia que recoge esta obra, destaca la del Duque de Alba y la de Alejandro Farnesio, Duque de Parma.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("Iwan Turgenjew").

      Paris, 50, rue de Douai, 26. V. 1879. - 12mo. 1 p. A friendly letter written in German to an autograph collector. - Lower right corner marked "32", collector's remark on reverse ("19 May 1879 rec[eived]").

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        Les supercheries littéraires dévoilées. Galerie des écrivains français de toute l’Europe qui se sont déguisés sous des anagrammes, des astéronymes, des cryptonymes, des initialismes, des noms littéraires, des pseudonymes facétieux ou bizarres, etc. Seconde édition, considérablement augmentée, publiée par MM. Gustave Brunet et Pierre Jannet.

      Paris, Paul Daffis, 1869-1870, 3 volumes ; (suivi de). –2) BARBIER (Ant.-Alex.). Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes. Troisième édition, revue et augmentée par MM. Olivier Barbier, René et Paul Billiard. Paris, Paul Daffis, 1872-1879, 4 volumes ; demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos à nerfs, têtes dorées, plats des couv. cons. -1 f. du tome 2 très lég. restauré avec du filmoplast, sans manque. - soit 7 volumes in-8 ; 1) 2e édition, la seule complète.On a relié au début du tome 1 le prospectus pour l'ouvrage de Barbier (2 ff. ainsi qu'une lettre circulaire imp. de 2 ff. sur la Bibliothèque elzevirienne, datée du 1er juillet 1870.2) 3e édition, la seule complète. A la fin du tome IV, on trouve les anonymes latins.

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        Géographie du département de la Seine-Inférieure. Ouvrage posthume continué et publié par l'Abbé A. Tougard.

      Rouen, Imprimerie de E. Cagniard, 1875-1879, pleine toile de l'époque. -9 illustrations in-texte. - 5 volumes in-8 de XXV-(1)-264 pp. + 1 carte h.t. sur double page ; XIX-(1)-335-(1) pp. + 1 carte h.t. sur double page + 3 pl. h.t. (dont 1 sur double page) ; XV-(1)-334-(1) pp. + 1 carte h.t. sur double page + 8 pl. h.t. ; XV-(1)-315-(1) pp. + 1 carte h.t. sur double page + 3 pl. h.t. et XXIII-(1)-491-(1) pp. + 1 carte h.t. sur double page + 5 pl. h.t. + 1 plan h.t. sur double page ; Edition originale.Sanson, Répertoire bibliographique p. 26.I. Arrondissement de Neufchatel ; II. Arrondissement d'Yvetot ; III. Arrondissement du Havre ; IV. Arrondissement de Dieppe ; V. Arrondissement de Rouen.Illustré d'une carte sur double page pour chacun des volumes, de 19 pl. h.t. (dont 1 sur double page), d'un plan h.t. sur double page et de 9 figures in-texte.Tout ce qui a paru.

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        SLOTEN, VALBURG Twee schetsboekjes met topografische tekeningen van Sloten (Friesland) door C.J. van der Veen, burgemeester van Utingeradeel, uit de jaren 1879-1889. Met o.a. afbeeldingen van gemeentehuis, boerderij Mr. Poppes, gezicht op Sloten vanuit Slotermeer, hardrijden op de schaats bij Sloten, schip Jeanette op Slotermeer, de Woudsenderpijp, de Lemsterpijp met molen, de lange brug, huis Dr. E.J. de Jong, logement `De zeven wolven', `Ons huis aan 't Diep', boerderij L. Tjalma, R.K kerk en.

      "SLOTEN, VALBURG Twee schetsboekjes met topografische tekeningen van Sloten (Friesland) door C.J. van der Veen, burgemeester van Utingeradeel, uit de jaren 1879-1889. Met o.a. afbeeldingen van gemeentehuis, boerderij Mr. Poppes, gezicht op Sloten vanuit Slotermeer, hardrijden op de schaats bij Sloten, schip Jeanette op Slotermeer, de Woudsenderpijp, de Lemsterpijp met molen, de lange brug, huis Dr. E.J. de Jong, logement `De zeven wolven', `Ons huis aan 't Diep', boerderij L. Tjalma, R.K kerk en pastorie, Vischpartij op Slotermeer, Sloten van de Lemsterzijde, gezicht op Tjerkgaart, gezicht op Wijckel bij Sloten, Nieuw Bonia te Oldeboorn, etc. Voorts een aantal tekeningen van de kerk en pastorie te Valburg (Gelderland), 1879-1891, en de inscriptie `Album van Jeannette ten Harmsen van der Beek, Valburg 1879'. In totaal ruim 40 tekeningen, waaronder drie door J.G. Smilde.".

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        Methodologische Beiträge zur Physiologie und Pathologie der verschiedenen Formen der Leukocyten (pp.553-560). + Über syphilitische Herzinfarkte (pp.378-382).

      - Z. klin. Med., 1. - Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1879-80, 8°, VIII, 648 pp., mit 9 farblith. Taf., 1 Curventafel, feiner Halbledereinband. Delineation of the Different Types of White Blood Cells - The Definite Paper! - Foundation of the differential blood count technique by Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915). Paul Ehrlich's "staining techniques completely changed the course of hematology. It is worth remembering that until his time, with the exception of the use of certain vital staining techniques, such as those described in the work of von Recklinghausen and Cohnheim, students of the blood worked with unstained fresh material, preferably in the living animal. The techniques introduced by Ehrlich, which necessitated fixation and, consequently, death of the cells, captured the attention and energy of hematologists and hemato-pathologists to such an extent that for almost 50 years thereafter, the study of living cells was greatly overshadowed. It seems likely, in retrospect, that the fundamentally important observations of Metchnikov might have been delayed if the information concerning the amoeboid behavior of leukocytes in vivo had not been acquired by observers of living cells. - On the basis of the presence or absence of granulation and amoeboid movement, Thomas Wharton Jones had described more than one variety of blood leukocyte by 1850. Max Schultze elaborated on Jones' findings and described four types of white cells in human blood, providing surprisingly accurate descriptions of small lymphocytes, large lymphocytes, polymorphonuclear granulocytes, and basophils (or eosinophils). Moreover, these early students of the microcirculation had a reasonably clear view of blood flow (rheology). The axial flow of red cells and the margination of white cells were observed in the microcirculation of the web of the frog's foot by Thomas Wharton Jones in 1842. He described how the "colourless" corpuscles maybe seen accumulating at "the inner surfaces of small vessels, along which they move very slowly in comparison with the red corpuscles, which occupy the axis of the current." The white cells "roll along like round pebbles at the bottom of a stream. . . . When the current of blood is slow, a number of corpuscles are observed to be stationary, giving the vessel an appearance as if it were lined with an epithelium of globular corpuscles, a few of which are every now and then becoming detached from the rest and roll along." It would be a century later before Sabin, Vejlens, Beeson, Wood, and J. S. Lawrence, would reexamine the microscopy of the microcirculation and amplify the singular behavior of circulating granulocytes, monocytes, and other leukocytes. - Ehrlich's aim in the application of stains to blood cells was to utilize the known chemical structure of the dye so that it would interact with the cellular constituents, thereby heightening the anatomical characteristics of the cell. (His "Farbenanalyse" was philosophically different from modern histochemistry , which defines the chemistry of the cellular constituents.) Aniline dyes were classified as basophilic or acidophilic; acid radicals, such as fuchsin, safranin, and Bismarck brown, combined with the hydroxyl ions in the cells. Basic dyes, such as eosin, benzaline, and nigrosin, combined with hydrogen ions. He found that neutral dyes (e.g., picric acid-rosaniline) had an affinity for the granules in the majority of blood leukocytes. In a definitive paper in 1880, "Methodologische Beiträge zur Physiologie und Pathologie der verschiedenen Formen der Leukocyten he introduced the terms acidophil, neutrophil, and basophil. (The term eosinophil subsequently replaced acidophil.) On the basis of these cytoplasmic staining qualities and the configuration of the nucleus, he divided the cells of the blood into categories of lymphocytes, large mononuclears (large lymphocytes), large mononuclears with an indented nucleus (later called monocytes), and polymorphous nucleated cells with . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two Of Us (Novel About Independent Female Woodworker)

      G. W. Carleton & Co., New York 1879 - Viii, 9-217 + 6 Pp Carleton Catalog At End, Dated 1879. Brown Cloth, Stamped In Black, Light Blue Endpapers. Inscribed By The Author To Her Grandfather, Rev. Herman Halsey, Also With Ownership Signature Of Minnie Halsey At Top Of Preliminary Blank. Semiautobiographical Midwestern Novel About A Young Woman Who, Like The Author, Eventually Makes Her Living Working In Wood. Scarce; Worldcat Shows Only Four Institutional Holdings. Very Clean, No Fading, Wear At Corners With A Few Tiny Frays At Lower Corners, Hinges Tight, No Stains, No Other Marks. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Leçons sur les matières premières organiques

      Paris, G. Masson, 1879, in-8, VII-1018 pp, demi-chagrin vert, Nombreuses illustrations dans le texte. Par le docteur Pannetier, directeur du Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Rouen. Avec une introduction sur le microscope et son emploi. Matières alimentaires (lait, viandes, café, thé, etc.), épices et aromates (clous de girofle, muscade, anis étoilé, cannelle, gingembre, etc.) ; fibres textiles (d'origine animale, végétale et minérale) ; matières tinctoriales et tannantes (d'origine animale et végétale) ; gommes, gommes-résines, résines, oléorésines, baumes, essences, sucs épaissis (gomme arabique, asa-foetida, myrrhe, ambre jaune, etc.), matières oléagineuses (corps gras, matières grasses animales, végétales, cires) ; substances médicinales (produits animaux et végétaux), dépouilles et débris d'animaux (peaux, poils, ivoires, nacres, etc.) ; tabacs. Accroc à un mors, légères épidermures. Quelques rousseurs éparses pâles. Cachet annulé faculté catholique de Paris

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        A Holiday in Iceland.

      - London, Elliott Stock, 1879. 8vo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt and ornamented in black, front cover ornamented and lettered in black; pp. vi, [3]-98, with five mounted woodbury-type photographs; fore-edge of front cover a little scuffed, minor rubbing to extremities; occasionally spotted, one plate repaired along gutter; provenance: presentation copy, inscribed by the author to St. Margaret's lending library with their stamps on front endpapers and verso of plates. First edition. After having been discouraged from going on holiday to Iceland by reading about the bleakness of the landscape and weather, news of the outbreak of Hecla arrived. 'That decided it'. Van Gruisen and a friend travelled on the Danish steamer Phoenix, occasionally undertaking excursions into the inland on horseback, observing wildlife, landscape and living conditions on Iceland. Not in the printed catalogue of the Icelandic Collection at Cornell (Fiske); however, acquired later. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Faust in Two Parts. Translated by Anna Swanwick. With forty Illustrations engraved on Steel after the Designs of Moritz Retzsch.

      London, George Bell and Sons 1879. - gr.-8°. XVI, 350 S., 40 ungez. Stahlstich-Tafeln. Blauer Orig.-Maroquinlederband mit goldgepr. Einbandschmuck und Titelpräg., Voll-Goldschnitt- Rückenn kanten u. Ecken etw. berieben, innen stellenw. stockfleckig. Insgesamt jedoch ansprechendes Exemplar. Mit 2 verso Front.-Tafel mont. Bleistiftzeichnungen (Format der Darstellungen jeweils ca 10x5 cm) von Retzsch, wohl Skizzen zum "Faust", eingelegt in ein hs. Widmungsblatt, sign. u. datiert 15. Januar 1835 ". Zur Erinnerung für Madam Hoare".

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        Et Dukkehjem - Skuespil i tre akter.

      Gyldendalske, Kobenhavn., 1879. First edition. Octavo. 180 pages. Original decorated green cloth stamped in black and gilt. All edges gilt. Danish text - Ibsen wrote in Danish which was the literary language of Denmark and Norway at the time. Hugely controversial on its first appearance, the play (A Doll's House in its English translation) remains at the forefront of theatre repertoire. In 2006, for instance, it was the world's most performed play.Small ownership signature on first blank. Front inner hinge starting but tight. Near fine. A very bright copy.

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        Die Kunst der Angelfischerei auf Forellen und Aschen in Deutschland und Österreich.

      Weimar, Bernd Friedrich Voigt 1879. 2. Aufl. X, 180 Seiten mit einigen Textabbildungen, einem handkolorierten Titelkupfer (Forelle und Äsche) und 4 handkolorierten Tafeln mit Abbildungen der ausgesuchtesten künstlichen Fliegen, 8°, feiner Blind- und Goldprägung Einband etwas berieben und an den Ecken und Kapitalen bestossen, oberes Kapital mit kl. Fehlstelle (Wurm), vorderer Vorsatz geöffnet und Ex Libris, Titel mit einem Bibl.St., durchgehend leicht fingerfleckig, insgesamt guter und sauberer Zustand, (Äschen) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mit diesem lange für verschollen gehaltenen Buch revolutionierte John Horrocks, Spross des englischen Königshauses, die Angelfischerei in Deutschland. Die \"Kunst der Angelfischerei\", das erste in deutscher Sprache erschienene Buch zu diesem Thema macht den englischen Sportsmann Horrocks zum Vater dieser Kunst in unseren Landen.In der ihm zu Ehren gehaltenen Seelenmesse heißt es: \"In der Kunst des Fliegenfischens hatte er es zu hoher Vollendung gebracht, und es muß ihm zum Ruhme nachgesagt werden, daß er durch Lehre und Beispiel, durch seine Schriften... und durch die schonende Behandlung seines Fischwassers... viel dazu beigetragen hat, den Fischereisport in Deutschland einzuführen und zu verfeinern.\" Die hier angebotene \"zweite wohlfeilere Ausgabe\" unterscheidet sich von der ersten durch ein Vorwort, das die Widmung an Carl Alexander ersetzt und einen Neudruck der Seiten III-IIX.

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        British Fresh-Water Fishes

      MacKenzie, London 1879 - pp xxvi, 204. Frontis and 40 chromolithographed plates. Contemporary half morocco. [NatHist & Sc183]. A very good, complete copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Cortège Historique de Vienne

      Artist: Quantin A ; issued in: Paris; date: 1879 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: ; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 54 x 38; description: Beautiful book binding in cardboard with splendour-fully gold bordure. Description of Vienna on 11 pages plus 43 copper plates and many wood cut illustrations.

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        Nederlandsche Flora en Pomona. Beschreven en uitgegeven door het bestuur der Pomologische Vereeniging te Boskoop met platen naar de natuur getekend door A. J. Wendel. Opgedragen aan Z. M. den Koning der Nederlanden.

      - Groningen, J. B. Wolters, 1879. Two parts in two. Folio (32.2 x 25 cm), viii, xii, 235 pp. and 81 chromolithographed plates. Original uniform cloth bindings with beveled edges and gilt floral patterns on the spines and on the front boards.l This work is renowned for its beautiful large plates of flowers and fruit growing in the Netherlands taken from drawings of A. Wendel and chromolithographed by G. Severijns of Brussels. Dedicated to King Willem the third of the Netherlands, who, according to the list of subscribers, ordered two copies. Intended for horticulturists and growers, it provides practical information as well as very accurate, large illustrations. The bindings, with gilt and black floral vignettes, are original. Fore edges uncut. Skilful small repairs to the hinges and one spine. Some wear to covers. Plates generally clean and in very good condition. Nissen BBI, 1474. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1 orig etching / Orig. Radierung . Sydney Harbour Bridge , ca. 1935

      signed / signiert G. Marler d.i. : Alfred Edward ( Ernest ) Warner, ( Australian Printmaker 1879 - 1968 ), ( Australia, Original Druckgraphik, Kunstgeschichte )

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        "Recherches cliniques sur la communication congénitales des deux coeurs par inocclusion du septum intervenniculare".; In: Bulletin de l'Académie de Médecine. Second series, Vol. 8

      Paris: G. Masson, 1879. First edition. Some pale marginal dampstaining. 8vo. Roger's paper is on pp. 1074-94 and 1189-91. Entire volume: 1359 pp. Half-title. Modern cloth. Roger was the first physician to present a comprehensive description of asymptomatic interventricular septal defect. "Roger drew attention to an important anomaly of the septum, interventricular patency ('maladie de Roger'), demonstrating the presence of a murmur in this condition. This is sometimes called 'Roger's murmur', although it had been noted by earlier writers" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 2782). This was translated in Willius & Keys, Cardiac Classics, 1941, pp. 624-38.

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      San Francisco: Joseph Winterburn & Company, Printers and Electrotypers, 1879.. 12mo, pp. [1-2] [i] ii-iv [3] 4-263 [264: blank] [note: mispaginated; text complete despite gap in pagination], fly leaves at front and rear, original decorated black cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, tan coated endpapers. First edition. Publisher's name misspelled "Winterrurn" on title page. Sequel to THE MANATITLANS (1877). A defense of the Bible against Darwinism. "A heavy-handed satire in that the major portion of the narrative begins with the story of the 'First Foundling of Orang and Darwing Extraction.'" - Clareson, Science Fiction in America 1870s-1930s 703. Reginald 13298. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Wright (III) 4996. A fine copy. A scarce book. (#149516)

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        (A Confidential Agent.) ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT of 'A Confidential Agent'. Payn's detective novel, with numerous corrections on every page.

      [1879?] 566pp. 4to. The first page of the earlier notebooks are signed by Payn, initially from 43 Warrington Crescent and then from 15 Waterloo Place, London. The first page is dated May 30; the final page is dated December 5, presumably 1879. The manuscript is initially titled 'The Family Crash(?)'. Payn wrote the novel in a series of black cloth-covered notebooks which have been bound up in two volumes in full olive morocco. The volume was presented to Horace Pym with a signed presentation inscription "from his affectionate friend James Payn. Aug. 11th. 1883". Both volumes contain the bookplate of Horace Noble Pym.' A Confidential Agent' was published by Chatto & Windus in 3 volumes, 1880.James Payn, 1830-1898, was an author and influential literary journalist who 'came to exercise formidable power as a literary broker and patron (Sutherland, Victorian Fiction). He wrote a regular column for the Illustrated London News and became editor of the Cornhill Magazine. His first major success as a novelist came with the publication of Lost Sir Massingberd (1864), which increased the circulation of Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, in which it was serialsed, by 20,000 and established Payn as an early contributor to the detective genre. Horace Pym, solicitor, 1844-1896, was a noted book collector and a friend of Wilkie Collins as well as other writers of the period, including James Payn.

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        Don Diego Dionisio Isidro Antonio José Cazanza Terrasa y Rejon Inana y Torre de Irisarri). Tercera Parte de La Pajarotada en que lo jocoso es bien serio, y mui didactico para el uso de las Escuelas Pías de Porcelia, Asnópolis y Caballósia: Dedicada al Señor Don Matias Carnes-Tolendas Arreborricolea y Tirapatadarregui Abogado del Abogado que peor aboga.

      1879 - Chuquisaca, Imprenta Boliviana. (1832). Tercera parte de VI que se publicaron. 4º, sin encuadernar. V + 40 p. Rf. “Biblioteca Boliviana,” 1879, no. 3345.; 800, J.R. Gutierrez, Datos para la Bibliografía Boliviana: Estos seis folletos son de polémica jurídica en el juicio que siguió el autor sobre derecho a un mayorazgo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poor Mary Stannard!, Full and Thrilling Story of the Circumstances..

      1879. New Haven, 1879. Only edition. New Haven, 1879. Only edition. "The Most Mysterious of All the Cases Which have Baptized Connecticut in Blood" [Trial]. [Hayden, Herbert H. (b.1850), Defendant]. Stannard, Mary [1856-1878]. Poor Mary Stannard! Full and Thrilling Story of the Circumstances Connected with Her Murder. History of the Monstrous Madison Crime. The Most Mysterious of All the Cases Which have Baptized Connecticut in Blood. The Only True and Reliable Account. The Clairvoyant's Wonderful Story. New Haven: Stafford Print. Co., 1879. 47 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers with a woodcut portrait of Stannard. Faint fold lines, some wear to spine ends, a few small chips to edges, small dampstain to upper corner of front wrapper, some browning to text. A well-preserved copy. $850. * Only edition. "In 1879, the body of Mary Stannard, twenty-two, once the servant of Reverend Herbert H. Hayden, was found in one of Hayden's fields in Madison, Conn. Her throat was cut, her skull was fractured, and there was arsenic in her stomach. Stannard had spoken to several people about her recent pregnancy by Hayden, and explained that he was going to give her something to induce an abortion. She said also that she was planning to meet Hayden in the field to pick berries and discuss their future. Unable to account for himself during the time of the killing, Hayden was arrested after it was discovered that he had purchased an ounce of arsenic "to kill rats" the day of his former servant's death.... At the three-month trial, a clairvoyant testified to the defendant's innocence, the first such incident in an American courtroom. A hung jury resulted in Hayden's release" (Nash). OCLC locates 12 copies, 2 in law libraries (University of Missouri, Yale). Nash, Encyclopedia of World Crime 1493. McDade, The Annals of Murder 449.

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        A Holiday in Iceland.


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