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        La pitié suprême EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Michel Lévy, 1879. Fine. Michel Lévy, Paris 1879, 15,5x23,5cm, relié. - Original edition. Binding half old red grief with some discreet restorations, back with five nerves, when tail, paper plates to the tank, and contreplats combed guards lined paper, preserved covers, red head, contemporary binding. Precious autograph signed by Victor Hugo Alphonse Daudet. Buffer library of Madame Daudet on the first guard. Victor Hugo is for Alphonse Daudet, like other writers of his generation, the undisputed master of arts Hall of Fame. His father figure sprinkles the works of Daudet, commonly called alongside those of Rousseau, Byron, Sand and Delacroix. If during childhood and youth Daudet, Hugo, exiled giant on his island of Guernsey, remains an unattainable ideal, "almost beyond humanity," Back in France allows him to meet him someday. Around 1875, shortly after the publication of his first works, Alphonse Daudet and Julia are well received in Hugo who now lives with Juliette Drouet. They therefore become intimate of the house until the poet's death. Victor Hugo is involved in the education of the young Léon Daudet, best friend grand-son of Hugo, George and later husband of Jeanne ephemeral. In his Memories of a literary circle, Julia Daudet evokes friendship of ten years with the "idol of all France poetic" "I see the great Victor Hugo end of his table; the old master, a bit isolated, a little deaf, sits with God silences, absences of a genius on the brink of immortality. The white hair, colored head, and this eye old lion that develops side with power ferocity; he listens to my husband and Catullus Mendes between which is very lively discussion about youth and celebrity known men and their attractiveness to women. [...] During the debate we went to the salon, Victor Hugo dream by the fire, and famous, universal and demigod regret perhaps his youth, while Mrs Drouet sleeping quietly. » The friendship between the last great romantic writer and one of the masters of the early naturalist school reflects the sharpness of Victor Hugo who, at the height of his fame, and retains a special kind attention for the remote yet modern literature Hugo's lyricism. This dedication Hugo Daudet on a skilled, with The Pope and Religions and Religion, of "philosophical testament" by Henri Guillemin, symbolically resonates as a legacy by a devout follower of the political and moral responsibility of the writer. Provenance: Alphonse Daudet, sales Sickles (1990, IV, No. 1200) and Philippe Zoummeroff sale (2 April 2001). Gift extract of a literary circle by Julia Daudet: "How can we forget that first visit home, rue de Clichy, in the modest apartment so disproportionate to his glory, the idea we had of the glory that had filled palaces: He gets up the seat he occupied the fire in front of Madame Drouet, his old friend, (...) I am amazed at its size, but soon, when it will meet me and talk to me, I would find it very big, very intimidating. And this I felt so shy, I always try them in front of Victor Hugo, the result of this great admiration, respect it as an absent god, my parents instilled in me the genius of a poet. I will overcome never that trembling voice every time I answer his kind words, and I say astonish for nearly years to hear women, admitted to him, maintain their inner and their usual trivia. That night, when he had made me quite confused, Mrs Drouet, she said with a charming good grace - Here is the corner of the old and you are too young for us. But Victor Hugo will introduce you to his daughter, Mrs. Lockroy; alone has standing to that. And I was driving on the other side of the room, moderately large, though, but that was as divided in two by a table topped with a bronze elephant, very majestic, Japanese or Chinese, I think. It was enough to make two very distinct small groups that communicate easily, but without merging. At the time of his return, Victor Hugo was dazzling wit, many memories and told with an inexhaustible verve when the policy is not too invading his hospitable table. And grace in the home, what noble ways, what a beautiful smile grandfather in her hair I have gradually seen to blanch the snow eighty years I poets, all the poets attending this salon on Rue de Clichy, later the hotel Avenue d'Eylau. But here it was the change of place? There was like a step down in health, and in the spirit of good old man. Yet he always loved to entertain his friends, and the hospitality of this open house was not one of his charms least because, around the table, embellished with a piece by the two grandchildren of the Master, the guests were seeking their watchword in the eyes of the host, and he sometimes found a vein of memories so vivid, so picturesquely expressed, which remained blinded entire evening. M mo Drouet slowly growing old with him, sheltered under two snow bands, a somewhat theatrical elegance and quaint, until a ruthless evil dug his face so thin, made painful effigy has painted Bastien Lepage, who was to die prey to the same torture. In the recent times, the Master looked painfully, intimate dinners, that empty plate, that noble ravaged face. - Mrs Drouet, you do not eat, you must eat, have courage. Eat! She was dying. Did he know? Was he trying to delude himself the fine old so tough and strong, and who saw this companion from fifty years! In the large room where looks beautiful portrait of Bonnat, the paternal gesture, where the bust by David presides immensely; in the lounge, decorated with these striped multicolored tapestry that seemed strained to Dona Sol; in the garden come to the verandah by a flight of stairs two reappear Leconte de Lisle, Meurice and Vacquerie, Paul de Saint-Victor, smiling Banville, Flaubert and Goncourt conversing together, Mallarmé, Leon Cladel, Francois Coppe, Catullus Mendes, Clovis Hugues, shadows in a faded Eden; and Leon Glaize, Gustave Rivet, Pierre Elzéar, the tiny pink Ms Michelet offering a festive evening, and ambassadors, diplomats, Emperor of Brazil; painters, sculptors, and many politicians that I do not remember the names! Here the immediate impression that I drew one of those evenings when we visited, Alphonse Daudet and me, a snowy evening, where during the ride our horse fell three times across the Esplanade des Invalides: I see the great Victor Hugo end of his table; the old master, a bit isolated, a little deaf, sits with God silences, absences of a genius on the brink of immortality. The white hair, colored head, and this eye old lion that develops side with ferocity of power; he listens to my husband and Catullus Mendes between which is very lively discussion about youth and celebrity known men and their attractiveness to women. Alphonse claims that in a living room filled with all sorts of talents, of any age, a young man, the unknown author, the poet will ignored her female eyes beautiful it is. Catullus Mendes replied that he will initially unnoticed, and that all women will go to awareness: this seems true to me. Fortunately women do not have the eyes of their face, but those of the mind and heart. For the intellectual, the beauty of an artist, a poet does not count, it is the look of the thinker, the tormented face of the man who lives his feelings. They go to the talent, grief passes, they hardly thinking about physical beauty. Now one might reply that this is an ambitious sympathy they seek famous authors, but the other feeling, one that would attract to this tempting youth whose Alphonse speaks, seems less blameless. And I laugh to this claim of two charming conversationalists, generate, analyze us. But to say the woman is like saying the bird; there are so many species and genera, warbling and plumage are so different! During the debate we went to the salon, Victor Hugo dream by the fire, and famous, universal and demigod regret perhaps his youth, while Mrs Drouet sleeping quietly. His beautiful white hair shading his fine head like two wings of a dove, and knots of her bodice following her sweet breath, almost resigned, old woman asleep. It was soon after this event took place the great manifestation of scrolling Paris Avenue d'Eylau, before the windows of the small room that became mortuary in May 1885 filled with roses and simply furnished, such as accounts, museum Victor Hugo, a part taken in the former apartment of the poet, Place Royale. Although suggestive, the old home of the Marsh, "and when you think that there Victor Hugo wrote almost all his historical plays one imagines the poet, opening, the morning hours that were familiar to him, this high window on hotels all equal and same style, around the square, and remembering tournaments, duels, walks and agitations of several generations disappeared under the shadow of these ancient and solid arcades and not keeping track of the fugitive humanity. We still had dinner at Victor Hugo week before his death. He tells us by entering paler than usual, the inflected approach: - I will soon go, I feel it; and then relying on the shoulder of George: No 'that' a long time ago that I would be gone. I have never forgotten the focus rather solemn and as prophetic those words, I was imbued with sadness and foreboding; I felt the dispersion of this unique center and could not re ever! " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin vieux rouge comportant quelques discrètes restaurations, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, plats de papier à la cuve, contreplats et gardes doublés de papier peigné, couvertures conservées, tête rouge, reliure de l'époque. Très précieux envoi autographe signé de Victor Hugo à Alphonse Daudet. Tampon de la bibliothèque de Madame Daudet sur la première garde. Victor Hugo représente pour Alphonse Daudet, comme pour les autres écrivains de sa génération, le maître incontesté du Panthéon des arts. Sa figure tutélaire parsème les œuvres de Daudet, fréquemment convoquée aux côtés de celles de Rousseau, Byron, Sand et Delacroix. Si durant l'enfance et la jeunesse de Daudet, Hugo, géant exilé sur son île de Guernesey, demeure un idéal inaccessible, « presque en dehors de l'humanité », son retour en France lui permet de le rencontrer enfin. Aux alentours de 1875, peu après la parution de ses premiers ouvrages, Alphonse et Julia Daudet sont ainsi accueillis chez Hugo qui vit désormais avec Juliette Drouet. Ils deviendront dès lors des intimes de la maison jusqu'à la mort du poète. Victor Hugo participe à l'éducation du jeune Léon Daudet, meilleur ami du petit-fils de Hugo, Georges et, plus tard, époux éphémère de Jeanne. Dans ses Souvenirs d'un cercle littéraire, Julia Daudet évoque leur amitié de dix années avec l'« idole de toute la France poétique » : « Je vois Victor Hugo au grand bout de sa table ;  le maître vieilli, un peu isolé, un peu sourd, trône avec des silences de dieu, les absences d'un  génie au bord de l'immortalité. Les cheveux tout  blancs, la tête colorée, et cet œil de vieux lion qui  se développe de côté avec des férocités de puissance ; il écoute mon mari et Catulle Mendès entre qui la discussion est très animée à propos de la jeunesse et de la célébrité des hommes connus  et de leur séduction auprès des femmes. [...] Pendant le débat on est passé au salon, Victor Hugo songe au coin du feu, et célèbre, universel et demi-dieu, regrette peut-être sa jeunesse, tandis  que Mme Drouet sommeille doucement. » L'amitié entre le dernier grand écrivain romantique et l'un des maîtres de l'école naturaliste naissante témoigne de l'acuité de Victor Hugo qui, au faîte de sa gloire, conserve une attention particulière et bienveillante pour la  littérature moderne pourtant éloignée du lyrisme hugolien. Cette dédicace de Hugo à Daudet sur une œuvre qualifiée, avec Le Pape et Religions et Religion, de « testament philosophique » par Henri Guillemin, résonne symboliquement comme le legs à un fervent disciple de la responsabilité politique et morale de l'écrivain. Provenance: Alphonse Daudet, vente Sicklès (1990, IV, n°1200) puis vente Philippe Zoummeroff (2 Avril 2001). Extrait de Souvenirs d'un cercle littéraire par Julia Daudet : " Comment oublier cette première visite chez lui, rue de Clichy, dans le modeste appartement tellement disproportionné à sa gloire, à l'idée qu'on se faisait de cette gloire qui eût comblé des palais : Il se lève du siège qu'il occupait au coin du feu, en face de Mme Drouet, sa vieille amie, (...) je suis étonnée de sa petite taille, mais bientôt, quand il va m'accueillir et me parler, je le trouverais très grand, très intimidant. Et cette timidité que je ressentis alors, je l'éprouverai toujours en face d Victor Hugo, résultat de cette grande admiration, de ce respect, comme d'un dieu absent, que mes parents m'avaient inculqué pour le poète de génie. Je ne vaincrai jamais ce tremblement de la voix chaque fois que je répondrai à ses paroles obligeantes, et je m'étonnerai pendant près de dis ans d'entendre des femmes, admises auprès de lui, l'entretenir de leur intérieur et de leurs futilités habituelles. Ce soir-là, quand il m'eut présentée, toute confuse, à Mme Drouet, elle me dit  avec une charmante bonne grâce : — Ici, c'est le coin des vieux et vous êtes  trop jeune pour nous. Mais M. Victor Hugo  va vous présenter à sa bru, Mme Lockroy;  lui seul a qualité pour cela. Et je fus conduite à l'autre bout de la  pièce, médiocrement grande, pourtant, mais  qui était comme séparée en deux par une  table surmontée d'un éléphant de bronze,  très majestueux, japonais ou chinois, je  pense. Il suffisait à faire deux petits groupements très distincts qui communiquaient  facilement, mais sans se confondre. A ce moment de son retour, Victor Hugo  était éblouissant d'esprit, de souvenirs nombreux et racontés avec une verve inépuisable, quand la politique n'envahissait pas  trop sa table hospitalière. Et quelle grâce  dans l'accueil, quelles nobles façons, quel  beau sourire de grand-père sous ses cheveux que j'ai vus peu à peu blanchir  jusqu'à la neige des quatre-vingts ans I  Les poètes, tous les poètes fréquentaient  ce salon de la rue de Clichy, et plus tard  l'hôtel de l'avenue d'Eylau. Mais là, fut-ce  le changement de place? Il y eut comme  une marche descendue dans la santé, puis  dans l'esprit du beau vieillard. Et pourtant,  il aimait toujours à recevoir ses amis, et  l'hospitalité de cette maison ouverte n'était  pas un de ses moindres charmes, car, autour  de la table, embellie en un bout par les  deux petits-enfants du Maître, les convives  cherchaient encore leur mot d'ordre aux  yeux de l'hôte, et lui-même retrouvait parfois  une veine de souvenirs si vivants, si pittoresquement exprimés, qu'on en restait ébloui  toute une soirée. M mo Drouet vieillissait doucement auprès de lui, abritée sous deux  bandeaux de neige, d'une élégance un peu  théâtrale et surannée, jusqu'au jour où un  mal impitoyable creusa ses traits si fins, en  fit l'effigie douloureuse qu'a peinte Bastien Lepage, qui devait mourir en proie aux  mêmes tortures. Dans les derniers temps,  le Maître regardait douloureusement, aux  dîners intimes, cette assiette vide, cette  noble figure ravagée. — Madame Drouet, vous ne mangez pas,  il faut manger, avoir du courage. Manger! Elle se mourait. Le savait-il?  Essayait-il de se leurrer lui-même le beau  vieillard si résistant et si fort, et qui voyait  partir cette compagne de cinquante années! Dans le grand salon où se penche le beau  portrait de Bonnat, au geste paternel, où le  buste par David préside immensément ;  dans le petit salon, orné de ces tapisseries  rayées et multicolores qui semblaient tendues pour Dona Sol ; dans le jardin rejoint  à la vérandah par un perron de deux marches  réapparaissent Leconte de Lisle, Meurice  et Vacquerie, Paul de Saint-Victor, le souriant Banville, Flaubert et Goncourt conversant ensemble, Mallarmé, Léon Cladel, François Coppée, Catulle Mendès, Clovis  Hugues, ombres dans un Eden évanoui ;  puis Léon Glaize, Gustave Rivet, Pierre  Elzéar, la toute petite Mme Michelet offrant  des roses un soir de fête, puis des ambassadeurs, des diplomates, l'empereur du  Brésil; des peintres, des sculpteurs, et tant  d'hommes politiques que je n'en sais plus les noms ! Voici l'impression immédiate que je traçai de l'une de ces soirées où nous nous  étions rendus, Alphonse Daudet et moi, un  soir de neige, où pendant le trajet notre  cheval tomba trois fois en traversant l'esplanade des Invalides : Je vois Victor Hugo au grand bout de sa table;  le maître vieilli, un peu isolé, un peu sourd,  trône avec des silences de dieu, les absences d'un  génie au bord de l'immortalité. Les cheveux tout  blancs, la tête colorée, et cet œil de vieux lion qui  se développe de côté avec des férocités de puis-  sance ; il écoute mon mari et Catulle Mendès  entre qui la discussion est très animée à propos de la jeunesse et de la célébrité des hommes connus  et de leur séduction auprès des femmes. Alphonse  prétend que dans un salon rempli de talents de  toutes sortes, de tout âge, un tout jeune homme,  l'auteur inconnu, le poète ignoré aura pour lui les  regards féminins s'il est beau. Catulle Mendès lui  répond qu'il restera d'abord inaperçu, et que toute  les femmes iront à la notoriété : ceci me paraît  plus vrai. Les femmes heureusement n'ont point  que les yeux de leur visage, mais ceux de l'esprit  et du cœur. Pour les intellectuelles, la beauté d'un  artiste, d'un grand poète ne compte pas, c'est le  regard du penseur, la physionomie tourmentée de  l'homme qui vit de ses sensations. Elles vont au  talent, au chagrin qui passe, elles ne songent guère  à la beauté physique. Maintenant on pourrait  répondre que c'est par une sympathie ambitieuse  qu'elles recherchent les auteurs célèbres, mais  l'autre sentiment, celui qui les attirerait vers cette  jeunesse tentante dont parle Alphonse, me paraît  moins avouable. Et je ris de cette prétention des deux causeurs  charmants, de nous classer, de nous analyser. Mais  dire la femme, c'est comme si on disait l'oiseau ; il  y a tant d'espèces et de genres, les ramages et les  plumages sont tellement différents ! Pendant le débat on est passé au salon, Victor Hugo songe au coin du feu, et célèbre, universel et  demi-dieu, regrette peut-être sa jeunesse, tandis  que Mme Drouet sommeille doucement. Ses beaux  cheveux blancs ombrant sa fine tête comme deux  ailes de colombe, et les nœuds de son corsage  suivant sa respiration douce, presque résignée, de  vieille femme endormie.   Ce fut bientôt après cette soirée qu'eut  lieu la grande manifestation de Paris défilant, avenue d'Eylau, devant les fenêtres  de cette petite chambre qui devint mortuaire en mai 1885, remplie de roses et  simplement meublée, telle que la représente, au musée Victor Hugo, une pièce  prise dans l'ancien appartement du poète,  place Royale. Bien évocateur, ce vieux logis du Marais,"  et quand on pense que Victor Hugo y composa presque toutes ses pièces historiques  on se représente le poète, ouvrant, aux  heures matinales qui lui étaient familières,  cette haute fenêtre sur les hôtels tous égaux et du même style, qui entourent la  Place, et se remémorant les tournois, les  duels, les promenades et les agitations  de plusieurs générations disparues sous  l'ombre de ces arcades anciennes et solides  et ne gardant pas trace de la fugitive  humanité. Nous dînions encore chez Victor Hugo la  semaine qui précéda sa mort. Il nous dit en  entrant plus pâle qu'à l'ordinaire, la démarche fléchie : — Je vais bientôt m'en aller, je le sens ;  puis s'appuyant à l'épaule de Georges : Sans  'cela' il y a longtemps que je serais parti. Je n'ai jamais oublié l'accent un peu  solennel et comme prophétique de ces  paroles, j'en fus pénétrée de tristesse et de  pressentiment; j'y sentis la dispersion de ce centre unique au monde et qui ne put se  reformer jamais !"

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        Menschliches, Allzumenschliches, Anhang: Vermischte Meinungen und Sprüche (Human, All Too Human A Supplement: Mixed Opinions and Maxims)

      Chemnitz: Schmeitzner, 1879. First edition. Very Good +/none. The Second “Aphoristic” Work – the “Anhang” to Menschlisches NIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Menschliches, Allzumenschliches, Anhang: Vermischte Meinungen und Sprüche (Human, All Too Human A Supplement: Mixed Opinions and Maxims). Schmeitzner, Chemnitz, 1879. TP + [3]-163. Octavo. First Edition (Schaberg 31). There were approximately 350 copies of the first edition in the first issue state. The present work was conceived as an addendum to the previous book and it continues Nietzsche’s incisive observations and evaluations on any number of topics, once again presented in the famous aphoristic style that characterizes these works of Nietzsche’s middle period, the works for “free spirits.” Nietzsche saw this book so integrally as a continuation of the first Menschliches Allzumenschliches that he suggested to his publisher that it simply continue the pagination where the previous book had left off, though Schmeitzner persuaded him against the idea. The philosopher’s presentation of his insights in what appears at first glance as a random assortment of loosely related fragments was a strategic decision. Even though he viewed his era as a decadent one, in which a unitary world-view was difficult if not impossible, and that the philosopher of his day could at best hope to illuminate a few spaces neglected in the great systems of the past, he was also writing in self-conscious defiance of the great systems, the works of Kant, Hegel and Spinoza, trying to retrieve the danger of real thought from the lethargy of thinking in which every question is already answered by reference to the system before it is even posed. CONDITION: Contemporary ½ morocco binding with gilt lettering to restored spine. Decorative endpapers. Very good. This is a tight, very clean & beautiful copy. Lacking the advertisements. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Contemporary ½ morocco binding with gilt lettering to srestored pine. Decorative endpapers. Very good. This is a tight, very clean & beautiful copy. Lacking the advertisements.

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        Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates

      London: John Murray, 1879. First edition. Folding map, folding chart (pedigree of Arabian throughbred stock), illustrated. [xx], 346, [x] 283 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary full tan calf, spine gilt, boards ruled with double fillet border, marbled endsheets and marbled edges. Some light traces of foxing. First edition. Folding map, folding chart (pedigree of Arabian throughbred stock), illustrated. [xx], 346, [x] 283 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Attractive copy of this classic of Arabian travel, with considerable information on the Arabian thoroughbred horse.

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        Struggles and Triumphs: Or, Forty years' Recollections of P.T. Barnum; Author's Edition. Revised, Enlarged, Newly Illustrated, and Written up to December, 1878, by the Author

      The Courier Company 1879 - Inscribed on front flyleaf in light pencil by Barnum "With the author's compliments / 1879/ P.T. Barnum." Original pebbled navy cloth with copper spine lettering. Author's edition. Illustrated with 33 woodcuts. Former owner's name and info follow on next blank page. Good+ overall with cloth frayed at head, tips exposed, front hinge starting, spine lettering rubbed. Not a bad copy. Signed by the famous promoter, politician, and founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus. An inveterate self-mythologizer, Barnum excelled at the genre of memoir (not surprisingly) and this book was a runaway bestseller, going through many editions. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        Geer's Hartford City Directory, for the Year Commencing July, 1879 [Twain]

      Elihu Geer, Hartford, 1879. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Spine working loose but still intact. Brown gilt-stamped cloth over boards, 332 pages, plus 3 pages of advertisements, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) listed on page 51, includes folding map of Hartford between pages 24 and 25, pages 165-216 are advertisements on colored paper. Covers stained, worn at corners, edges and spine ends, rear free end paper ripped out, end papers soiled, can see string of binding in some places, otherwise a clean copy and still fairly tight. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3 lbs 1 oz. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 011651. .

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        Etna. Eruzione e terremoti del Maggio-Giugno 1879. Fotografie fatte per incarico del R. Governo Italiano sotto la direzione del Prof. Orazio Silvestri.

      [Catania], A. T. Tagliarini, "1879" [1880]. Oblong folio, with 30 (of 33 or 34?) original albumen prints of slightly variable size, on average 17.5 x 32.0 cm (plates 1-22), or four times 19 x 24 cm (plates 23-24), all mounted on 24 (of 25) very large printed boards, each 48.5 x 56.8 cm and with a gilt frame of 29.2 x 39.1 cm (plates 1-22), or four times 20.4 x 25.8 cm (plates 23-24) with printed captions mounted, and printed captions on the boards. In marbled clamshell box with original printed labels on the front board recto and verso.l An excessively rare work with spectacular original photos of the 1879 double-eruption of Mount Etna. All gilt-captioned "Eruzioni dell'Etna" or "Terremoti successivi all'eruzione 1789", and with additional, explanatory captions laid on the negatives and thus part of the photos. The photos were made under very difficult circumstances, mainly due to the unstable terrain, heat and sulphurous damps. The author, Orazio Silvestri (1835-1890) was an Italian geologist and volcanologist. He graduated in Pisa in philology and literature. Later he devoted himself to the study of natural sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore, in Pisa, and for a time, he taught natural history at a high school in the same city. In 1862 he became assistant professor of industrial chemistry at the University of Naples. During that time he developed an interest in the geology and mineralogy of Mount Vesuvius, perhaps the most (in)famous volcano in the world. In 1863, he organized the first chemical laboratory of the University of Catania. The eruption of Mount Etna in 1865 turned his attention back to volcanology. Between 1874 and 1877 he was professor of chemistry at the Technological Industrial Museum of Turin. Then he returned to the University of Catania, to the chair of geology and mineralogy. He organized the new ‘Institute Volcanologico' and promoted the founding of the ‘Servizio geodinamico dell'Etna' with its purpose to observe and study the seismic and eruptive phenomena of the most famous Sicilian volcano. This 1879 publication deals with the May-June eruption and earthquakes which caused much damage. Very rare; OCLC reports only one copy, in the Biblioteca R. Malaroda in Torino. This copy is described as having three earthquake plates with, respectively, 4, 4, and 3 photos. Since the photos on our two plates are numbered 1-3, 5-7, 10 and 12, we assume that the Turino copy may not be complete either, and the total number should be 12. Some shelf wear to the boards, the photos all clean, with clear impressions. Except for the lack of the final earthquake leaf an excellent copy. The Cat. BM(NH) lists Silvestri's work on the later, 1886 eruption, but not this one. A. Pantanè (L'attività scientifico-operativa del prof. Orazio Silvestri a Catania), pp. 183-184.

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        Der Alpenfreund. 11 Bände + 1 Sachregister. Zus. 12 Bde.

      Gera, Edouard Amthor / C. Bollmann lith., 1870-1879, - gr. in-8vo, mit 114 teils farbige und teils gefaltete lithogr. Bildbeilagen. Original-Leinenbände (11) u. Orig.-Brosch (Register), Blindgepr. Buchdeckel mit Goldaufdruck, Rücken leicht ausgeblichen, gering berieben. Uniform gebunden, schönes Exemplar. Sehr seltene vollständige Reihe mit dem gesuchten Liechtenstein-Panorama.Erste und einzige Ausgabe der berühmten Zeitschrift. Jeder Band enthält etwa 370 Seiten und mehrere Ansichten, Textill. und Panoramen. Besonders wichtig die sehr zahlreichen Ansichten von Orten und Städten und Gegenden, von denen sonst kaum eine Ansicht aus dieser Zeit vorliegt. Wegen ihrer kostbaren Ausstattung musste das Erscheinen dieser sehr schönen Zeitschrift bereits nach dem elften Band aus Kostengründen eingestellt werden. Kollation: 84 (12 farb., 24 getönten) teilw. gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln, 21 lithogr. Porträts, 6 gefalt. lithogr. Panoramen, 2 farbig lithogr. Faltkarten u. 1 Musikbeilage. Komplettes Exemplar, einheitlich gebunden, der sehr seltenen Reihe, hier mit dem zwanzigseitigen Sachregister vorliegend. - Enthält zahlreiche Beiträge zur Geologie, Geschichte, Volkstum und Literatur der bayerischen und österreichischen Alpen (auch vereinzelt anderer Regionen wie z.B. Mont-Blanc). Die Tafeln zeigen zum Großteil sonst selten dargestellte Orte und Landschaften sowie Porträts und Kostüme. - Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, Tafeln teilw. etw. stockfleckig. Insgesamt sehr gutes und sauberes Exemplar.Complete run of this rare publication, with 114 lithographed plates. Bound in original full cloth (11) and 1 original printed wrapper (index). - Some browning due to paper quality, several plates somewhat foxed. Generally a very fine, clean & complete set.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Dreyer 1085 - Nebehay-W. 880. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Fauna der Gaskohle und der Kalksteine der Permformation Böhmens. Band I-IV. [Complete].

      - Prag, Selbstverlag and F. Rivnác, 1879-1899 [1901?]. Four volumes in four. Folio (34.0 x 25.5 cm). 459 pp., lavishly illustrated with 167 mostly chromolithographed plates (several double-sized or larger, folded), and over 400 text engravings, of which some plate-sized. Volume I (1883): 182 pp., 48 plates (some larger, folded, a few plain), 160 text engravings; volume II (1889): 114 pp., 44 plates (several larger, folded; numbered 49-90, 80b, 81b), 79 text figures (numbered 117-188); vol. III (1895): 132 pp., 42 plates [several (much) larger; numbered 91-132], 122 text engravings (numbered 189-310); vol. IV (1901): 101 pp., full colour frontispiece, of a landscape with "Miriopoden"; 33 plates (numbered 133-165), 64 text engravings (numbered 311-394, and including phototypes of fossil animals and tracks, freshwater bivalves, and, e.g. the author at work). Original uniform brown cloth sumptuously embossed with black floral borders, and gilt vignettes depicting Permian amphibians, reptiles and fish. Marbled edges.l Magnificent and exceedingly rare work by the Czech geologist, palaeontologist, and ornithologist Antonin Fric, or, in German, Anton Fritsch (1832-1913) on the rich Permian and Carboniferous faunas of Bohemia. Fritch was professor of geology at the Polytechnikum in Prague, and founder and member of several natural history societies in Bohemia. "Professor Antonin Fric is considered by many to be the greatest Czech museologist, pedagogue and educationalist of the nineteenth century. He devoted his life to the Czech Museum (Museum of the Czech Kingdom, now the National Museum). From 1855, he was curator of the zoological collections. In 1864, he founded the Geological-Palaeontological Department and from 1871 was Professor at Prague University. In 1880, he was made Director of the Zoological and Palaeontological departments of the Museum. He travelled widely, including to Great Britain, the Mediterranean and the USA. His main works in zoology were monographs on European birds and Czech bats, fish and crustaceans. In palaeontology, he wrote on the stratigraphy and palaeontology of the Czech Upper Cretaceous, Carboniferous and Permian fauna. He also published several important books about the popularisation of geology and palaeontology" (the Edinburgh Geologist, 38). The Fauna der Gaskohle contains the description and fine illustrations of many early vertebrates, notably fish, amphibians, and reptiles, generally described from well-preserved specimens. The last volume deals with invertebrates, including many myriapods, several spiders, some insects, crustaceans, and bivalves. Fritsch introduced many new names, most of which still valid today. Fritsch himself published the work, clearly in low numbers, and over a long period of time, which explains its rarity, especially of complete copies in original bindings. The last volume has 1901 on the title page, but Horn-Schenkling dates it from 1899. The total numbers of text illustrations as given by Fritsch on the title pages, and the actual numbers do not match, because Fritsch also counted figures with a b-number. This set has a label on the front pastedowns stating "Presented to the Imperial College of Science Geology Department from the library of John Walter Gregory [name handwritten] 1934." Gregory (1864-1932) was a British explorer and geologist, perhaps best known for his survey of the Great African Rift Valley. He was the successor of Frederic McCoy as chairman of the Geology Department of the University of Melbourne, Australia. Slight rubbing to joints and spine ends, stamp in the top-margin of the title pages, a few light spots, otherwise a very good, clean set. Extremely rare in a complete state. We know of no auction records in the last 50 years. Only one complete set in modern binding has been listed in an antiquarian catalogue in the last four decades. Horn-Schenkling II(2), p. 89; Nissen ZBI, 1438.

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        Catalogue of the Library at Chatsworth

      [Compiled by James P. Lacaita]. 27 engraved vignettes of Chatsworth tipped-in. Four vols. Large & thick 8vo, orig. dark green cloth, (a few corners bruised), spines gilt. London: Chiswick Press, 1879. One of 200 sets only on regular paper (of a total edition of 250 copies). This rare catalogue stands as the best record of what is still Britain's finest private library, rich in incunabula, the classics, MSS., English literature, etc. The compiler has provided a history of the house and library which serves as the Preface. Nice set. A.L.s dated 14 July 1889 from Lacaita (1813-95), to Cecil George Savile Foljambe (1846-1907), politician and recipient of this copy (no. 173). Obituaries of Lacaita have been pasted on the front free-end paper of Vol. I. Bookplates of Foljambe, Major J.R. Abbey, and Charles Sebag-Montefiore.

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        The Story Without An End

      Sampson, Low, , Marston, Searle and Rivington, London 1879 - Bound in a Richly gilt decorative embossed green cloth. Illustrated with sixteen colour wood engravings by E.V.B., printed by Leighton Brothers. INSCRIBED BY ARTIST in a beautiful script ‘ For My dear Lady Leighton from E.V.B . July 1906’. In excellent condition. Lady Leighton 1841-1914 later called Lady Leighton Warren (1900-1914)Eleanor (1841-14 August 1914), married (1864) married Sir Baldwyn Leighton , MP 8th Baronet (1836-1897) of Loton Salop.Sister to poet Lord de Tably , John Byrne Leicester Warren, 3rd Baron de Tabley. Upon his death in 1895, her son inherited the title & estate, which Lady Leighton held in trust for him. She commissioned the artist Edward Burne Jones to design a stain glass window for the family memorial window in chapel on the estate. In 1900, after the death of her husband three years earlier she took the name Lady Leighton-Warren. For his book, titled ‘Flower Book’, Burne-Jones collected folk names of flowers from many sources, but the greatest number were provided by Eleanor Leighton, Lady Leighton Warren, who shared her "knowledge of the names and legends belonging to flowers". The ‘Flower Book’ designed by Edward Burne Jones & illustrated with 38 illustrations after watercolours, was published in 1905. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Etna. Eruzione e terremoti del Maggio-Giugno 1879. Fotografie fatte per incarico del R. Governo Italiano sotto la direzione del Prof. Orazio Silvestri.

      - [Catania], A. T. Tagliarini, "1879" [1880]. Oblong folio, with 30 (of 33 or 34?) original albumen prints of slightly variable size, on average 17.5 x 32.0 cm (plates 1-22), or four times 19 x 24 cm (plates 23-24), all mounted on 24 (of 25) very large printed boards, each 48.5 x 56.8 cm and with a gilt frame of 29.2 x 39.1 cm (plates 1-22), or four times 20.4 x 25.8 cm (plates 23-24) with printed captions mounted, and printed captions on the boards. In marbled clamshell box with original printed labels on the front board recto and verso.l An excessively rare work with spectacular original photos of the 1879 double-eruption of Mount Etna. All gilt-captioned "Eruzioni dell'Etna" or "Terremoti successivi all'eruzione 1789", and with additional, explanatory captions laid on the negatives and thus part of the photos. The photos were made under very difficult circumstances, mainly due to the unstable terrain, heat and sulphurous damps. The author, Orazio Silvestri (1835-1890) was an Italian geologist and volcanologist. He graduated in Pisa in philology and literature. Later he devoted himself to the study of natural sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore, in Pisa, and for a time, he taught natural history at a high school in the same city. In 1862 he became assistant professor of industrial chemistry at the University of Naples. During that time he developed an interest in the geology and mineralogy of Mount Vesuvius, perhaps the most (in)famous volcano in the world. In 1863, he organized the first chemical laboratory of the University of Catania. The eruption of Mount Etna in 1865 turned his attention back to volcanology. Between 1874 and 1877 he was professor of chemistry at the Technological Industrial Museum of Turin. Then he returned to the University of Catania, to the chair of geology and mineralogy. He organized the new ‘Institute Volcanologico’ and promoted the founding of the ‘Servizio geodinamico dell'Etna’ with its purpose to observe and study the seismic and eruptive phenomena of the most famous Sicilian volcano. This 1879 publication deals with the May-June eruption and earthquakes which caused much damage. Very rare; OCLC reports only one copy, in the Biblioteca R. Malaroda in Torino. This copy is described as having three earthquake plates with, respectively, 4, 4, and 3 photos. Since the photos on our two plates are numbered 1-3, 5-7, 10 and 12, we assume that the Turino copy may not be complete either, and the total number should be 12. Some shelf wear to the boards, the photos all clean, with clear impressions. Except for the lack of the final earthquake leaf an excellent copy. The Cat. BM(NH) lists Silvestri's work on the later, 1886 eruption, but not this one. A. Pantanè (L'attività scientifico-operativa del prof. Orazio Silvestri a Catania), pp. 183-184. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Musique à Bordeaux. Revue Mensuelle. Seconde Année 1878 [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin noir, dos à 4 nerfs, Chez Féret et Fils, Chez Ravayre-Raver, Bordeaux, 1879, 411 pp. avec 13 planches hors texte Très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale de la seconde année de cette revue musicale, publiée par Anatole Loquin à partir de 1878. Voir également dans notre catalogue la Première Année (1877). Seules ces deux premières années furent publiées. Etat très satisfaisant (reliure lég. frottées, une pl. débrochés, manque la planche 8 des "Notions Elémentaires d'Harmonie Moderne", bon état par ailleurs). Diffusée à petit nombre, elle est aujourd'hui de la plus grande rareté. On y trouve, mêlés, à la fois d'importants articles de critique musicale, des comptes-rendus et des essais théoriques de qualité que tout le détail de la vie musicale bordelaise du temps. Français

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        The Dartmouth College Causes and The Supreme Court of the United States

      G. I. Jones and Company, St. Louis 1879 - This book is clean, tight, square and basically unmarked (there is a small name on the front paste down where there is also a very small book seller's paste down). It is lightly rubbed/bumped. The paper on the front hinge is split, but the hinge is tight and solid. The boards are covered in black cloth with gold titles on the spine. It has 469 pages with some very light toning, mainly at the edges. We have assumed first edition based same date and NAP. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        REVI-LONA: A ROMANCE OF LOVE IN A MARVELOUS LAND ..

      [Greensburg, Pa: Tribune Press Pub. Co.], n.d. [Circa 1879].. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-247 [248: printer's imprint], original black cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. "Lost race adventure novel set in the Antarctic, about a matriarchy amidst super-scientific technology and prehistoric monsters." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 59. "Except for the Candidian humor of the escapades with the governing council, Cowan maintains a serious tone, thereby increasing the complexity of his satire. Only individual interpretation can determine whether he intended the work as a satire solely upon the concept of a communistic state or as a satire of all Utopias pictured in the popular literature of the period. In either event, REVI-LONA assumes an historical importance as one of the earliest attacks upon the romantic idealism of the late nineteenth century." - Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 132-33. "Told in a very florid style that suggests that the author was a fan of Herman Melville's; sometimes overwritten to the point of being boring, but also with many interesting strokes of imagination. All in all a substantial work." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 488. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-49; (1981) 1-48; (1987) 1-27; and (1995) 1-27. Clareson, Science Fiction in America 1870s-1930s 198. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 270. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 47. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 66. Bleiler (1978), p. 51. Reginald 03485. Wright (III) 1224. Several early pages have a few copy edits in ink. Lettering on spine panel a bit dull (less that usual), a nearly fine copy. (#151804)

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        Deutsche literaturgeschichte

      Velhagen & Klafing, 1879. 1 655 pp. Rousseurs sur les 1Ëres et derniËres pages. Demi reliure cuir aux coiffes frottÈes. Plats ornementÈs. Bon Ètat Allemand

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        La Légende des Siècles - Nouvelle Série. 2 volumes

      Paris, Calmann Lévy 1879 - Un des 6 exemplaires sur CHINE (Vicaire, IV, 325). Paris, Calmann Lévy - 1879 - 287 et 335 pages. Reliure demi chagrin citron à coins. Dos à nerfs aux titre, auteur et tomaison à froid. Couvertures conservées (restaurées). Rares rousseurs. Très bon état. Bel exemplaire, bien relié. Format in-12°(19x12). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La loi périodique des éléments chimiques

      Paris, Quesneville. 1879, 1879, in-8, (2), 691 à 738 pp, 889 à 908 pp, demi-maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque), Première édition de la traduction française de ce texte capital dans l'histoire des sciences, extraite du "Moniteur scientifique, journal des sciences pures et appliquées", tome XXI de la collection, année 1879, troisième série, Tome IX. On trouve en tête une très importante lettre de Mendeleïev à Quesneville, en édition originale ; Mendeleïev analyse sa théorie à la lumière des recherches les plus récentes. Il y écrit notamment : "La loi périodique a donné la première possibilité de prédire non-seulement l'existence d'éléments encore inconnus, mais aussi de déterminer les propriétés chimiques et physiques des corps simples encore à découvrir et celles de leurs combinaisons." A la suite a été relié : "La loi périodique des éléments chimiques. Communication faite à la société chimique britannique dans sa séance du 4 juin 1889, consacrée à la mémoire de Faraday". La découverte en 1869, par le chimiste russe Dimitri Mendeleïev, de la loi périodique des éléments chimiques est une avancée majeure dans l'histoire de la classification de ces éléments selon la corrélation de leur masse atomique et de leurs propriétés. Ce texte qui était un mémoire réalisé pour la chaire de chimie de l'université de Saint-Pétersbourg fut traduit du russe en allemand dès 1871. La première traduction en français fut publiée en 1879 dans cette édition du Moniteur scientifique. Bel état. DSB p.293

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        A Grandfather's Legacy; Containing a Sketch of His Life and Obituary Notices of Some Members of His Family, Together with Letters from His Friends [Signed]

      Henry Polkinhorn, Printer, Washington 1879 - First Edition. Tall Octavo. Original three quarter leather with five raised bands on spine. Marbled endpapers. Letters and other documents preserved to posterity. Printed dedication page signed by William Wilson Corcoran. 3006 For Bio. Very good, worn at corners and spine edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        My Chief and I

      

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        THE ROYAL PATH OF LIFE: Aims and Aids to Success and Happiness

      Western Publishing House, Chicago 1879 - A fine and very tight hardcover copy. Green decorated cloth with beveled boards, gold gilt lettering and gold gilt decorations to front cover. Marbled edges. All seven etched black and white plates are present with tissue guards. Hinges are sound, no cracks. A very nice copy. = WE BOX AND SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH DELIVERY CONFIRMATION. = WE HAVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING USED BOOKS FOR OVER 33 YEARS. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photograph of Lyman Truman.

      --/No Dustjacket. 1879. An albumen photograph portrait of Owego's more famous wealthy individual of the Nineteenth Century. "Lyman Park Truman was born at Park Settlement [Town of Candor], March 2, 1806. In 1830, he came to Owego and entered Asa H. Truman's store as a clerk. Three years afterward he commenced the mercantile business on his own account. In May, 1836, the firm of L. Truman & Brothers was formed and they conducted a successful lumber and mercantile business for thirty years ... In 1856, Mr. Truman became president of the Bank of Owego, and ... successor, the First National Bank of Owego ... In 1857, ... state senator ... 24th. district ... He died in Owego, March 24, 1881, leaving a large fortune as a result of his active life." Gay. HISTORICAL GAZETTEER OF TIOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK, 1785-1888. Pages 341-342. We believe that this was the same portrait that was exhibited in 1879 Loan Exhibition held at the M. E. Church in Owego. Under Paintings and Engravings # 192 on page 42. In its original frame and mat with a new protective glass. The photographer is not known nor is Lyman's name identified. .

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        Les soeurs Vatard

      First edition.Contemporary Bradel binding of ochre cloth-colored cloth percaline, date to foot of spine, covers preserved.Some stains, not serious, otherwise a good copy, nicely bound. Charpentier Paris 1879 12,5x19cm relié

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        Scènes de la Bohême.

      Amis des livres, Paris 1879 - Scènes de la Bohême. Publié sur l'édition originale (Paris, 1851). Paris, Imprimé pour les amis des livres avec l'agrément de M.Calmann Lévy par D.Jouaust, 1879. Un volume in-8 (22,5 cm x 14 cm), 440 pp. Un frontispice et douze gravures à l'eau-forte par Adolphe Bichard. Eaux-fortes en deux états, avant la lettre sur Japon et avec la lettre sur vergé. Un des cent exemplaires numérotés au nom du souscripteur d'un tirage global de cent dix huit exemplaires. Plein maroquin havane. Plats ornés d'un quadruple filet doré en encadrement et d'un motif losangé composé de quatre filets dorés aux bords courbes en pointe ou lobés sertis des feuillages et des deux fleurs stylisés dos à cinq nerfs orné, caissons encadrés d'un triple filets dorés, dentelle dorée intérieure, tranches dorées. Dos légèrement passé, très légers frottements. Reliure signée Marius Michel. Pour plus de détails sur cet ouvrage, consultez notre blog Paris-Libris et pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1879 - 1879,1880, 1881 Wisden Cricketers Almanack Facs Parts.

      This lot is a set of 3 Wisdens,1879, 1880 and 1881. This books are in paperback form with facsimile spines, covers and odd page. In very good condition, they look very nice indeed.

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        British Fresh-Water Fishes

      William Mackenzie, 1879, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Inscribed by Author. A large two volume set which carries 41 full-colour, full-page plates each illustrating one of the fish covered in the text. This copy is inscribed on the half-title "Arthur Houghton from his affec. Brother The Author". The plates have a depth of colour and clarity seldom found. The two volumes are both in the publisher's original cloth with black and gilt decoration. The bindings are in very good condition with just the slightest bumping at the corners. The interior has some light foxing here and there, seldom effecting the plates, and it on the whole bright and clean. 2-volume set (complete). Category: Animals & Birds; Inscribed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request.

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        Rare Document Signed about land in Pennsylvania

      Philadelphia 1879 - 4 pages (front and back) on lined notebook paper, 12.25 x 7.75 inches, Philadelphia, November 8, 1879. The first three pages are written in a secretarial hand; the last page, signed by Reading, is written in another hand. This document outlines the purchase of a major tract of land in Pennsylvania which would ultimately be the expansion of Reading's vast railroad and real estate holdings. Also signed by Pennsylvania Senator Wallace. Small closed tear along one of the horizontal folds. In the top margin of the first page, the words "Copy - Original to Mr. Reading" are written in pencil. Extremely rare and in very good condition. American financier and railroad baron. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Wahre Abbildung, Der Beleichtung [sic!] des Land=Haußes zu München Welches bey höchster Vermählung S: Regierend Churfürstl: Durtl: in Bayrn Maximilian Ioseph mit der Pollnisch= und Chur=Sachßi=sichen Princessin Frauen Maria Anna, Churfrtl: Durtl: vorgestöhlet worden den 17t. July anno MDCCXLVII. Insignien MI mit Krone für Maximilian Joseph. Insignien MA mit Krone für Maria Anna. Vivant. Prächtige Ansicht der Festbeleuchtung des Kurfürstlichen Palastes aus Anlass der Vermählung von Maximilian III. mit Maria Anna von Sachsen. Großer Kupferstich von Matthias Wieland 1747

      Original-Kupferstich von Wieland (in der Platte signiert) auf rückseitig unbedrucktem Imperialfolio-Büttenblatt, Blattgröße ca. 32,5 x 50 cm (Höhe x Breite), auf der Rückseite des Büttenblattes kleiner blauer Sammlerstempel mit Krone über den verschränkten Buchstaben "FE" (das ist Graf F.J. von Enzenberg), im rechten Blattrand etwas fleckig, in der Mitte des Bildes ein von der Rückseite des Blattes durchblutender kleiner brauner Tintenfleck, ansonsten bemerkenswert gut erhalten, sehr selten und für uns antiquarisch anderenorts nicht nachweisbar, museal - Unser Blatt zitiert bei Thieme-Becker Band XXXV, Seite 533 als eines der Hauptwerke von Matthias Wieland - Provenienz: einzelnes Blatt aus der Sammlung des Grafen F.J. von Enzenberg, versteigert im März 1879 durch die Kunsthandlung Wawra in Wien unter der Losnummer L845

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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.). 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. Versand D: 2,00 EUR 7.1.7. Andere Gebiete

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        DER SIEG DES JUDENTHUMS ÜBER DAS GERMANENTHUM : EINE WIDERLEGUNG DER S. MARR'SCHEN POLEMIK IN HISTORISCHER UND ALLGEMEINER BEZIEHUNG. ZUGLEICH EINE MAHNUNG AN DAS DEUTSCHE VOLK UND AN DIE DEUTSCHEN FÜRSTEN

      Leipzig : Gustav Horner,. 1879. Period boards. 8vo, 41 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Germany. Named Person: Marr, Wilhelm, b. 1819. OCLC lists 5 copies (Cornell, Univ. Chicago, Bayerische Staatsbibliotek - Germany, Nat. Library of Israel. SUBJECT(S) : Antisemitism -- Germany. Germany -- Ethnic relations. Ex-library with usual markings. Good condition. (BIB-18-4A) .

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        The Land of Midian (Revised) [2 Volumes]

      C. Kegan Paul & Co. 1879 - Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Octavo. Half Leather Hardback, 1879 . . Ex-Library book set, with usual library treatments. xxviii + 338, vii + 319 pp. Frontispieces, 12 plates and 1 foldout map and numerous in-text illustrations throughout set. Hinges, intact. Textblocks, sturdy. Pages, mainly clean with the odd handling smudge and fold to top right corners of some pages in vol 1. Pages, intact. Bound in brown cloth, with leather spine edges and corners. Gilt lettering to spines. All edges red and floral patterned endpapers. Usual bumps and rubs to extremities, with leather peeled in some areas and scuff marks to cloth. Rebound in library binding with reference number gilt stamped to lower spine edges. 1.75 kg. While we seek perfection, we are still human and occasionally make mistakes. Photographs available on request. Offered by the Rare & Collectable Books department of Better World Books UK, 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase supports literacy charities [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bericht des Medizinal-Inspektorats über die Medizinische Statistik des Hamburgischen Staates. Sammelband der Jahrgänge 1879-1891.

      Umfangreicher Sammelband der in sich geschlossenen Jahrgänge 1879-1891 mit zusammen ca.250 Seiten sowie zusammen ca. 500 teilweise ausfaltbaren Statistiken, Plänen, Verbreitungskarten, Aufstellungen zum medizinischen Personal und den Heilanstalten und vieles mehr.( Je Jahrgang etwa 20 Seiten und ca. 40 teilweise farbige Tabellen.) Schlichter Halbleinwand der Zeit, 4. Einband stärker berieben und betoßen. Innen Bibliotheksvermerke. Papier durchgehend gebräunt - ansonsten in gutem Zustand. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        L' Ile Mysterieuse

      This is a very good copy in the original gilt decorated red cloth.I shall have some more similar Jules Verne books at the fair.

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        Menschliches, Allzumenschliches, Anhang: Vermischte Meinungen und Sprüche (Human, All Too Human A Supplement: Mixed Opinions and Maxims).

      Ernst Schmeitzner, Chemnitz 1879 - TP + [3]-163 + [164] = Printer's information + [165]-[170] = Publisher's ads for Nietzsche's books + [171]-[173] = Publisher's ads for other books + blank leaf [uncut]. Octavo. First Edition, First Issue in Original Wraps (Schaberg 31).Nietzsche's Second "Aphoristic" Work - Vermischte Meinungen und Sprüche - The "Anhang" to Human, all too Human in Original WrapsOnly 325 copies of this book were sold in this first edition, first issue state before the remainders were sold to E.W. Fritsch of Leipzig and the reissued with a new title page. With the publisher's penciled hand correction to page 35 - correcting "Opfersinns" to "Opfe rthier's" - as requested by Nietzsche in his March 5, 1879 letter to Schmeitzner. Peter Gast had left Switzerland for Venice in April of 1878 and Nietzsche felt the distance would prove too great an obstacle for effective collaboration, so he turned to Marie Baumgartner for assistance in the preparation of his next book By November 13th, he was able to report to Schmeitzner that he was making progress with his work Nietzsche originally suggested that the book begin with a page numbered 379 and list the first aphorism as 639-making the continuity from the first book self-evident-but Schmeitzner rejected the idea. How could one market a book, he wondered, that began with page 379? And how would one get people to pay 14 marks for the two books when they were sold as one unit? Better to leave them apart and charge ten marks for one and four for the other On New Year's Eve, Nietzsche sent Schmeitzner a jumbled mass of papers, with the warning to his publisher that the manuscript had to be unpacked very carefully; Frau Baumgartner's style of organization was obviously far different from that of Peter Gast. Nietzsche asked for the same contract conditions that had applied to the last book and requested that it be ready for publication by the end of January. Schmeitzner readily agreed saying that the scraps of paper would be pasted up on larger sheets in the proper sequence and sent off to the printer immediately.The next two months were consumed with the familiar prepublication conflicts between author and publisher as letters went back and forth between Basel and Chemnitz. Nietzsche complained about how slowly the proof sheets were being typeset-all the while making constant emendations and additions which disrupted the schedule By 14 March, Nietzsche received his copy and had taken the time to read it carefully. He was not happy. Schmeitzner received a scathing and angry letter complaining about two "incredible mistakes" in the printing that had been made "despite definite corrections." Nietzsche was even more upset that Schmeitzner had quoted-without permission-from one of his letters in a back-page advertisement for Paul Rée's book, The Origin of the Moral Sentiments. "I consider it the greatest violation that you have quoted from one of my letters. It has hurt me more than anything else-it is the greatest breach of faith." Four days later, Nietzsche was still angry. "You reprinted one of the ugliest sentences I ever wrote (I was very sick at the time that I wrote to you about Dr. Rée)." Schmeitzner apologized a few days later, saying: "Please forgive me for the whole situation. The worst that can happen is that I will have to remove the entire `Conclusion.'" (Schaberg, The Nietzsche Canon, pp. 69-71) Original printed wrappers professionally restored with a new and properly lettered spine. Rear wrap torn horizontally the center (3") also professionally restored. With a five-line pencil quote (in German) and author's signature to the top of the title page. Occasional pencil underlining in just a few spots. A beautifully and lovingly restored copy of this second installment of Human all too Human. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Von Suppe, Franz: "Fatinitza" Signed Vocal Score 1879

      Chemins de Fer, Paris 1879 - Premiered in Vienna in 1876, Fatinitza was Franz von Suppe´s first full opera and one of his biggest triumphs. Signed piano and vocal score, no year mentioned but circa 1879, listing the singers of the Paris premiere of 1879 - probably printed for the occasion. Boldly signed by the composer and inscribed to Scipion, one of the singers in the cast that night. Size is 7.75 x 10.75 inches, 238 pages, in fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Satyre (Beschluss). Ovid und Max Klinger bereit zum Duell mit Schreibstift bzw. Radiernadel. Blatt 13 aus der Folge „Rettung Ovidischer Opfer", Opus II.

      - Radierung mit Aquatinta in Schwarzbraun, 1879. 13,5:20,5 cm. Sehr guter Abdruck auf gelblichem Japan-Bütten, mit sehr breiten Rändern, leicht stockfleckig sowie mit leichten Knickspuren und geringen Randbeschädigungen. Singer 37, IV (von VI). – Mit dem roten Monogrammstempel „III MK 4" für Künstler- und Probedrucke der III. Ausgabe (Lugt 1882). Der Maler, Bildhauer und Radierer Max Klinger wird am 18.2.1857 in Leipzig geboren. Er studiert in bei Karl Gussow in Karlsruhe und an der Berliner Akademie. 1879 ist er im Atelier von Emile Wauters in Brüssel tätig. Ab 1888 reist Max Klinger wiederholt nach Italien. 1892 ist er Mitbegründer der Berliner Künstlergruppe "XI". Ab 1893 lebt er in Leipzig. 1894 wird er Mitglied der Berliner Akademie, ab 1897 ist er als Professor an der Leipziger Akademie der Grafischen Künste tätig. Ab 1903 hat er auch einen Wohnsitz in Großjena. Beim neu gegründeten Deutschen Künstlerbund ist Max Klinger Vizepräsident neben Max Liebermann, Fritz von Uhde und Harry Graf Kessler. 1906 wird er Vorsitzender des neuen Villa-Romana-Vereins für das Atelierhaus in Florenz. Ein Grundcharakteristikum der Kunst von Max Klinger ist der Symbolismus mit antik-mythologischen und christlichen Bezügen und Inhalten. Zu seinen malerischen Hauptwerken zählen "Kreuzigung" (1890), "Christus im Olymp" (1897), "Die griechische Geisteswelt" (1909 für Leipzig als Aulagemälde der Universität, zerstört). In seinem bildhauerischen Werk orientiert sich Klinger an der neu entdeckten griechischen Polychromie und er verwendet farbige Steine, so bei "Die neue Salome" (1893) und "Kassandra" (1886-1895). Als sein Hauptwerk gilt hier die monumentale Statue des sitzenden "Beethoven" (1886-1902, Leipzig, Neues Gewandhaus). Den bedeutsamsten Teil des künstlerischen Werks von Max Klinger stellt sein grafisches Werk dar. Es zählt zu den besten Leistungen der deutschen Grafik der Neuzeit, sowohl was das Technische, Künstlerische und Narrative angeht. Max Klinger setzt die Technik der Radierung und der Aquatinta in jeder Hinsicht meisterhaft ein und entwickelt sie weiter. Es entsteht ein umfangreiches Werk von Radierfolgen. Max Klinger stirbt am 4.7.1920 in Großjena bei Naumburg.

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        Travels and Researches Among The Lakes and Mountains of Eastern & Central Africa From the Journals of the Late J. Frederic Elton, F.R.G.S.

      London: John Murray. 1879, First Edition. Edited by Cotterill, H.B. No previous owner inscriptions. In original binding with marbled boards and raised bands to spine with gilt lettering and gilt decorative vignettes. Binding tight and book is very good with little foxing to endpapers & a touch of scattered foxing, minimal. Calf corners and edge of boards are rubbed and show wear; spine worn and rubbed with some minor loss [please see photo]. Elton's main concern was the eradication of the slave trade in Eastern Africa. He travelled extensively in the region and was an important player in raising awareness of the African slave trade. He was British Consul to Zanzibar [1873-75] & H. B. M. Consul at Mozambique from 1875 until he died. He says in his dedication to Col. The Hon. Wenman Clarence Walpole Coke that "I realised that any work touching upon the slave trade demanded a completely separate treatment" to anything he had written previously. 3 fold-out maps: The Slave Caravan Route; Livingstonia, Lake Nyassa; and Nyassa by H.B. Cotterill and many illustrations. Introductory chapter by Frederic Holmwood, Assistant Political Agent, Zanzibar & Preface by Horace Waller. Wood engravings incl. frontis & portrait of Captain Elton. More than 40 illustrations, many with by tissue guard protectors - 'sketches taken upon the spot' principally by the author, but with contributions by Mr. Moorman, RN & Lieutenant Ogle, RN. Printed by William Clowes. 417 pp. Slave Trade, African History, Maps, Illustrations.

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        Ägypten in Bild und Wort. Dargestellt von unseren ersten Künstlern [2 Bände]

      Stuttgart - Leipzig: Druck und Eduard Hallberger 1879-1880 prunkvolle OHLDr., reich verziert, VI+387; XII+432 Seiten mit zahlreichen, oft ganzseitigen Illustrationen im Text, 2 Karten, 2°, beide Bände etwas berieben, abgegriffen und gelockert, Besitzerunterschrift auf den Titelblättern, jetzt teilweise retuschiert, innen sauber, insgesamt guter Zustand.Geographie, Kulturgeschichte, Ägypten

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        und das Verfahren in Angelegenheiten der Freiwilligen Gerichtsbarkeit. Unter Mitwirkung deuscher Rechtslehrer und Praktiker) hrsg. von H. Busch, M. Schultzenstein und F. Vierhaus.

      Carl Heymanns Verlag, Berlin 1879 - Jge. 1-3, 6-7, 14-42 (= 34 Bde.). Berlin, Carl Heymanns Verlag, 1879-1912. 8vo. Zusammen ca. 17.000 S. Zeitgenössische Halblederbände mit Buntpapierbezug. (3 Ebde. ausgebessert). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Land Of Midian (Revisited), Volume I And Ii, First Issues In Original Boards, Bookplates Of The Bibliotheca Lindesiana

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1879. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Color And B/W Illustrations. 1st Printing Xxviii, 338 Pp. ; Vii, 311, Large Folding Map, 32 Pp Catalog Dated 9/78 (First Issue Point). Peach Cloth, Gilt Lettering, Illustrations And Rules Embossed In Black, Slate Black Endpapers. Armorial Bookplates Of Bibliotheca Lindesiana, With Small Labels Beneath Annotated In Pencil "Earl Of Crawford / 59/E; Binders Ticket "Bound By Burn & Co." On Rear Pastedown Of Vol. I. First 96 Pp Of Vol I Neatly Opened, With A Very Few Lightly Penciled In Marginal Words/Notes/Questions, Rest Of Vol I And All Of Volume Ii Unopened And Fresh. Endpapers Immaculate And Unfaded, Hinges Tight, One Signature (Beginning P 97 Of Volume I) Is Detached (Old Gutta Percha I Think, But Easily Reinserted In Any Case). Bindings With Light Wear, All Gilt Still Brilliant, Spine Cloth A Little Darkened, A Little Wear And Edge Fraying At Tops And Bottoms Of Spines- Mostly At Tops- Without Loss Of Height.

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        Beobachtungen über die Kerntheilungen in den Zellen und Geschülsten (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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A BELEAGUERED CITY BEING A NARRATIVE OF CERTAIN RECENT EVENTS IN THE CITY OF SEMUR, IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE HAUTE BOURGOGNE: A STORY OF THE SEEN AND THE UNSEEN ..

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1880 [i.e. 1879].. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [1] 2-267 [268: blank] [269-272: ads] + 40-page publisher's catalogue dated "December 1879" inserted at rear, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., white endpapers with floral pattern printed in green. First edition. "... the most completely sustained of all her longer tales, A BELEAGUERED CITY stands at the peak of Oliphant's art. Written fifteen years after the shock of her daughter's death, it underscores the obsessive concerns of her supernatural fiction, almost all of which presents in dramatic form the insistent hope and prayer that beyond this life there is a territory of the Unseen, where the Dead are enabled to work out their ultimate Christianized salvation, and these Dead continue to care for us who remain here in the Seen, though they may be able to communicate only with innocents and children." - Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 263-4. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 395. Bleiler (1978), p. 150 (citing a 1879 George Munro piracy). Reginald 10964. Cloth worn at spine ends and corners, lettering on spine panel dull, a very good copy. An important, very scarce book. (#152074)

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