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        Ferme à Varengeville

      Sagot, Francia - PAU ROIG I CISA (1879-1955) Firmado en ángulo inferior derecho a lápiz. Sello en seco: Ed. Sagot / Editeur / París.Filigrana de anagrama. Tiraje: 32 de 40. Excelente estado de conservación. Plenos márgenes. La imagen adjunta guarda ligeras diferencias con otra descrita, tratándose de un tiraje definitivo y no una prueba de estado. Siglo/Century: XX Aguafuerte Papel verjurado con filigrana Grabador/Engraver: Roig i Cisa, Pau Dibujante/Draw Artist: Roig i Cisa, Pau 1928 Altura papel/Paper height: 260 Anchura papel/Paper width: 345 Altura plancha/Plate height:179 Anchura plancha/Plate width: 240

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        A vintage full-plate albumen paper photograph (160 × 207 mm) of a large group of Narrinyeri at Point McLeay, Lake Alexandrina, South Australia [late 1870s]

      Unmounted as issued; in fine condition. The frontispiece of George Taplin's 'The Folklore, Manners, Customs, and Languages of the South Australian Aborigines' (1879) is a mounted original photograph captioned 'A Camp of the Narrinyeri, Lake Alexandrina'; it is a familiar view, not least because of its publication in this book. The photograph offered here is very rare by comparison, yet it would appear to have been taken only a little further along the shoreline of the lake, probably on the same occasion. Captain Samuel White Sweet (1825-1886), sea captain, surveyor and photographer: after he was censured when his ship ran aground in 1875, he 'retired from the sea, opened a photographic studio in Adelaide and concentrated on landscapes. With his horse-drawn dark room he travelled through South Australia taking hundreds of skilful pictures of the outback, stations and homesteads. The colony's foremost documentary photographer of the 1870s, in the early 1880s he was one of the first to use the new dry-plate process' ('Australian Dictionary of Biography').

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        The Europeans. A Sketch

      Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1879 [but 1878]. First American Edition, published less than one month after the London edition, one of only 1500 copies. 8vo: [2],281,[1]pp. Publisher's dark green finely woven cross-ribbed cloth (Kelly green and terra-cotta were also used, no priority known), spine stamped in gilt, covers framed in blind, edges beveled, chocolate-brown coated end papers. An exceptionally Fine example, square, tight, and probably unread. BAL10537. Edel & Laurence A7b. The Europeans first appeared as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly for July-October 1878, after which James made numerous minor revisions for the first book publication. "The Europeans is the last work of Henry James's early period. . . . [showcasing] the cultural differences and engagements between the Old World, as it was fading into eventual democracies, and the New World, as it was poised to take a prime spot on the world stage. . . The Europeans received (and still receives) mixed reviews as to its quality compared to the rest of James's works. He himself called it "shallow," in response to his brother, William's, judgment. Yet many critics and readers view it as the finest of his works, showing the interweaving of cultural themes" that predominate his later writings. (enotes) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Very Fine.

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        La Physiologie du Goût. 2 volumes.

      Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles 1879 - Avec une Préface par Ch. Monselet. Eaux-fortes par Ad. Lalauze. Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles - 1879 - XVI, 296 et 320 pages. Portrait frontispice de Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin par Lalauze et gravé par Jouaust. Ex-libris Froissart. Complet & Contrôlé. Très belle reliure demi-maroquin brun à coins signée Canape. Dos lisse orné et doré. Tête dorée. Filet doré bordant les plats. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Bel exemplaire, très bien relié. Format in-12°(18x11). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les deux pins (Pay. d?Espagne)

      Sagot, Francia - PAU ROIG I CISA (1879-1955) Firmado y fechado a lápiz en ángulo inferior derecho. Sello en seco: Ed. Sagot / Editeur / París.Tiraje: 17 de 35. Excelente estado de conservación. Plenos márgenes. Siglo/Century: XX Aguafuerte Papel verjurado Grabador/Engraver: Roig i Cisa, Pau Dibujante/Draw Artist: Roig i Cisa, Pau 1931 Altura papel/Paper height: 165 Anchura papel/Paper width: 249 Altura plancha/Plate height:96 Anchura plancha/Plate width: 183

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        Aegypten in Bild und Wort. Dargestellt von unseren ersten Künstlern.

      Stuttgart und Leipzig, Hallberger, 1879 - 1880.. 2 Bände. Mit zahlreichen teilweise ganzseitigen Holzstichabbildungen und 2 farbigen Karten. VI, 387; XII, 432 S. HLdr.-Einbände d. Zt. mit geschnitzten Holzdecken und auf Samt aufgelegtem Messing-Supralibros (Krone eines nichtitulierten Adels und verschlungenes Monogramm). Mit insgesamt 3 (von 4) Messing-Schließen. Folio. Rümann 144; Ibrahim Hilmy I, 205; ADB LV, 469; Kainbacher I, 45. - Die zwar schön illustrierte, aber außerordentlich häufige Beschreibung des Ägyptologen Ebers hier in ungewöhnlichen und prachtvollen Einbänden. - Rücken etwas berieben und unten bestoßen. Das Holz teilweise mit oberflächlichen Spannungsrissen, die Platten sind aber fest und nicht angebrochen.

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        Et Dukkehjem. Skuespil i tre akter.

      København, 1879. 8vo. 180 s. Originalt grønt, rikt dekorert helsjirtingbd., helt gullsn., lilla lesesnor. Ørliten slitasje på falser og kapitéler, n. fjernet fra fribl.. . Sch/R bindvariat A.

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        Applications de la Lumiere Electrique a la' Art Militaire et la Marine.

      (Paris), 1879. Folio (52 x 40 cm). In contemporary full cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front board. 10 large (28 x 22 cm) and 2 smaller (10 x 10 cm) original photos depicting mobile searchlight, all mounted on grey cardboard. 10 full page and 5 double page techincal diagrams, all mounted on grey cardboard. Title-page lacking upper and lower left corner. Title-page with traces after having been folded. 4 leaves with tears to the grey cardboard, only affecting one diagram. Photos and diagrams fine and clean. 30 ff. ¶ Exceedingly rare commercial catalogue, constituting one of the very earliest works on the military application of the electric light and electricity in general, by manufacture and distributor L. Sautter, Lemonnier & Cie primarily known for their work in lenses for lighthouses (Constructeurs de Phares lenticuleurs et de Machines de Gramme). The present publication predates the famous 1884 Geneva conference, in which the use of electric light for military use was formally endorsed, by five years. World War I was the first major war to "benefit" from technological advances in electrical power.The first searchlight with an optical lens made by Louis Sautter had illuminated the Champs-Elysées in honor of Napoléon III in 1867. It lit the whole upper terrace of the Arch de Triomphe and by the end of the 1800s searchlights had become one of the major parts of Sautter's business. It was, however, not until the beginning of the 1880ies many experiment, both theoretical and practical, were conducted in regard to military use of the so-called "mobile electric searchlight wagon" - a large mobile lantern to lit up the battlefield, both during battle and after to collect the dead and wounded. "The chief problem with the mobile searchlight, apart from its unreliability, was its impractibility. It required regular terrain on which to move and a completely vanquished army, so as to ensure that the light was not destroyed by enemy rifle fire. Mundy [reporter] reported with enthusiasm that the French ministry of war had bought thirty-five of these machines from Sautter Lemonnier and that the German army had acquired its own version from Siemens; he considered the latter inferior because it was less mobile. The 1884 conference formally endorsed this innovative use of electric light and urged the appropriate military authorities to permit its use in future wars." (Hutchinson, Champions of Charity: War and the Rise of the Red Cross)Paul Lemonnier, a civil engineer, became a partner in the already existing business of Sautter in 1870. The company then became known as Sautter, Lemonnier and Cie. The factory of Sautter and Lemonnier manufactured all of the various types of devices relating to lighthouses and to sound signals. Beginning in the 1860ies Sautter started the study of the use of electricity and the arc lamp for lighthouse illumination. When Lemonnier joined the firm they began to work closely with the Gramme and De Meritens companies who produced electrical generators and Sautter, Lemonnier sold the generators for use in lighthouses. Sautter would later take over production of the Gramme generator.

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        The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States in their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects

      Boston: L. Prang and Company, 1879. Leather bound. Very good. 2 vols.: ix, 192; 200 p. 27 cm. 48 chromolithographic plates in each volume. Green half leather. New spine labels. Board reattached. The author was founder of "Meehan's Monthly" and editor of "Gardener's Monthly." These are the first two volumes in a set of four. Beautiful plates by Austrian-born watercolour painter Alois Lunzer who specialised in botanical illustrations. The publisher, Louis Prang, is best known as the "father of the American Christmas card" but was also a general printer and lithographer.

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        The Scientific Papers of Charles Wheatstone. Published by the Physical Society of London.

      London: Taylor & Francis, 1879. - FIRST EDITION. xiii, 380 pp; 21 plates (1 folding) + 2 unnumbered folding plates; text figs. Original cloth. Lightly marked ex-library, else Very Good. 'Most of Wheatstone's published papers are listed in Royal Society Catalogue of Scientific Papers, VI, 343-344, and VIII, 1227-1228. Almost all of them are in The Scientfic Papers of Sir Charles Wheatstone (London, 1879), published by the Physical Society of London' (D. S. B. XIV: 290). Includes Wheatstone's first paper, 'New experiments on sound' (Annals of Philosophy 6, 1823, pp. 81-90), as well as 'Description of the kaleidophone, or phonic kaleidoscope: A new philosophical toy, for the illustration of several interesting and amusing acoustical and optical phenomena' (Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature and Art 23, 1827, 344-351), 'On the Transmission of Musical Sounds through Solid Linear Conductors, and on Their Subsequent Reciprocation' (Journal of the Royal Institution 2, 1831; pp. 47-63 in this volume), 'An account of some experiments to measure the velocity of electricity and the duration of electric light' (Phil. Trans., Vol. 124, 1834, pp. 583-591), and his 1843 Bakerian Lecture that popularized the 'Wheatstone Bridge' first described by Samuel Hunter Christie (1784-1865), 'An account of several new Instruments and Processes for determining the constants of a Voltaic Circuit' (Phil. Trans., Vol. 133, pp. 303-327). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le parc aux chevaux

      Sagot, Francia - PAU ROIG I CISA (1879-1955) Firmado en ángulo inferior derecho a lápiz. Sello en seco: Ed. Sagot / Editeur / París. Tiraje: 16 de 50. Excelente estado de conservación. Plenos márgenes. Siglo/Century: XX Aguafuerte y punta seca Papel verjurado Grabador/Engraver: Roig i Cisa, Pau Dibujante/Draw Artist: Roig i Cisa, Pau 1927 Altura papel/Paper height: 280 Anchura papel/Paper width: 367 Altura plancha/Plate height:180 Anchura plancha/Plate width: 295

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        A Dictionary of Music and Musicians: (A.D. 1450 - 1880). By Eminent Writers, English and Foreign with Illustrations and Woodcuts

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1879. 1st Edition . Very Good. 6.25 x 8.75 inches (16 x 22 cm). Complete four volume first edition set. A later separate index volume was published in 1890 but not present here. Half calf leather bindings with marbled boards. Spines have five raised bands, morocco title and volume labels, gilt and blind panelled compartments. Marbled page edges, marbled endpapers. Good solid binding with no cracking to joints. Light rubbing to leather and rubbing to boards. Light cup ring to front board of Vol III. Heavy foxing to leading and trailing blanks in all volumes, plus a few spots to Vol. I title page, text is in very clean condition throughout. Previous owner's name pencilled to title pages. (John Aitken, 15 Lincoln's Inn Field). An important reference work that is still being published today. A lovely, sturdy example of the first edition. Scarce. Overall condition is Very Good. Please Note: This is a very heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate - a postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Please contact us for an accurate postage cost for your location. Hardback. Printed pages: viii, 768 + vii, [1], 769 + vii, [1], 768 + xi, [1[, 820

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        Pontificale Romanum Clementis VIII ac Urbani VIII jussu Editum et a Benedicto XIV recognitum et castigatum.

      Ex Typographia Polyglotta S. C. de PropagandA Fide - Romae, 1879. LATINO 0,97 Volume della seconda metà del XIX secolo in stato discreto, bella coperta in pelle con cornici e fregi incisi in oro su piatti, elementi decorativi e caratteri dorati sul dorso, alcuni segni del tempo, tagli di color oro, pagine in ottimo stato. Frontespizio e pagine con caratteri stampati in rosso e nero. Marca tipografica a carattere religioso su frontespizio. Edizione riveduta e modificata da Papa Benedetto XIV. USATO

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        The Ute War of 1879. Why the Indian Bureau should be transferred from the Department of the Interior to the Department of War

      Cheyenne, Wyoming: Leader Steam Books and Job Printing House, 1879. 26pp. Original printed wrappers. A remarkably fresh, clean copy. In a felt-lined cloth clamshell case, leather label. A scarce Cheyenne imprint relating to the Ute or White River War of 1879. The White River Agency, led by Nathan Meeker, came into conflict with the Utes as white land hunger fueled anti-Indian sentiment. The agency was attacked, Meeker and eleven other men were killed, and five women, including Meeker's wife, were abducted. "An argument from the only-good-Indian-is-a-dead-Indian point of view, inspired by the recent Meeker Massacre and the outrages committed on the Meeker women" - Streeter.American Imprint Inventory ( Wyoming ) 44; Howes S1111 ("aa"); Stopka, Wyoming Territorial Imprints 1879.4; Streeter Sale 2197.

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        The Europeans. A Sketch

      Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1879. First Printing. Hardcover. Very Fine. First American Edition, published less than one month after the London edition, one of only 1500 copies. 8vo: [2],281,[1]pp. Publisher's dark green finely woven cross-ribbed cloth (Kelly green and terra-cotta were also used, no priority known), spine stamped in gilt, covers framed in blind, edges beveled, chocolate-brown coated end papers. An exceptionally Fine example, square, tight, and probably unread. BAL10537. Edel & Laurence A7b. The Europeans first appeared as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly for July-October 1878, after which James made numerous minor revisions for the first book publication. "The Europeans is the last work of Henry James's early period. . . . [showcasing] the cultural differences and engagements between the Old World, as it was fading into eventual democracies, and the New World, as it was poised to take a prime spot on the world stage. . . The Europeans received (and still receives) mixed reviews as to its quality compared to the rest of James's works. He himself called it "shallow," in response to his brother, William's, judgment. Yet many critics and readers view it as the finest of his works, showing the interweaving of cultural themes" that predominate his later writings. (enotes) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Lot of 12 Typed Letters Signed

      Famous Polish-born French harpsichordist (1879-1959), nice set of 12 typed letters signed by her, to Roland Gelatt from The Saturday Review of Literature, dates ranging from later 1950 through early 1954. All in English, discussing different bussiness matters regarding music, a couple have handwritten text at the bottom. Sized 8.5 x 11 inches, with her letterhead, in overall very good condition. Also included is an extra letter by a friend of her.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; with Notes by the Reverend H. H. Milman

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1879. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good+. 8vo, 6 volumes: 590 pp.; 593 pp.; 643 pp.; 637 pp.; 604 pp.; 623 pp. Bound in green cloth with rules and decorations in black on the boards, gilt lettering, black and gold rules, and gilt decorations on the spines. A 6 volume set of Gibbon's work, with notes by the Reverend H. H. Milman, who edited Gibbon's work in 1838 and later published a biography of him, which included selected correspondence between the Reverend and Sir Edward. This edition of The Decline and Fall was published after Milman's death, a new edition with a complete index of the work. Bookplate of E. Eugenius Stickley of Woodstock, Virginia is on the front pastedown of each volume. Ezra Eugenius Stickley served in the 5th Virginia Infantry Regiment, part of the famous Stonewall Brigade in Lee's Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War. At the Battle of Antietam, Stickley was serving as a mounted aide to brigade commander Colonel Andrew J. Grigsby and was an eyewitness to the fighing in Bloody Lane until a shell struck and killed his horse (which he had captured at Harpers Ferry) and severely wounded Stickley (who quite soon thereafter lost his right arm, and was dismayed at the cavalier attitude of the brigade surgeons who casually tossed it under a kitchen table [see Webb Garrison, Curiosities of the Civil War p. 342]). Stickley was admitted to the bar in 1868 and was an attorney in Virginia for many years after the Civil War [Jean M. Martin, Shenandoah County; TIME-LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs; H. Charles Ulman, Lawyer's Record and Official Register of the United States,1872.]. The set is vey attractive, in Very Good to Near Fine condition with an engaging and colorful historical association.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1879 - 1879 Wisden - Rebind with Covers

      1879. Hi, This lot is an 1879 Rebound Wisden , with the original covers bound within. This is the 16th edition and the the range of the harder to get years in Original form. This book is in Very Good Condition The boards are in Brown with gilt to the spine and also Gerald Brodribb to the front. The covers in the 1879 are of different paper (same as 78) and they always fade and the text is usually hard to read, this 1879 is of the same state but I would say it was a lot better than the average 1879. The covers are very nice and tall, there is some darkness and a mark to the front cover. The rear cover is also in very nice condition just th eusual wear and a mark. No trimming to report, these are very tall books. There is minimal foxing and nice clean white pages. Close to a 9 for the year.

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        The Tribulations of a Chinaman in China

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

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        Hand-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde. (Einbandtitel: Hand-Atlas der neuen Erdbeschreibung in 100 Blättern). Neu bearbeitet von F. Handtke. Ausgabe in 100 Blättern,

      Glogau, Carl Flemming, 1879 - Titelblatt mit Inhaltsverzeichnis und 100 farbigen Karten, Buchblock gelockert, fehlender Rücken liegt lose bei, insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar. In 100 + 4 Karten Spanien / Portugal Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4500 40x48, braunes HLdr mit goldgeprägter Deckelbeschriftung [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Studies of Sensation and Event. Poems … Edited Preface and Annotated by Richard Herne Shepherd with Memorial Notices of the Author by Sumner Johns and William James Linton

      London: Pickering, 1879. lxxxiv, 207, [1, ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown pebbled cloth. Bookplate of Edmund Gosse, label of Simon Nowell-Smith. Very good (lower inner hinge cracked). lxxxiv, 207, [1, ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Presentation Copy. Ebenezer Jones (1820-1860) grew up in straitened circumstances and worked in a London tea warehouse. He published a volume of verse, Studies of Sensation and Event, in 1843. He died in obscurity."In 1870, however, Dante Gabriel Rossetti wrote a remarkable article in Notes and Queries which proclaimed Jones's 'vivid disorderly power' and prophesied that his reputation would be revived (Rossetti, 154). Rossetti's passionate, adulatory piece, coming at the height of his fame as a Pre-Raphaelite, renewed public interest in Jones" (ODNB).Inscribed on the first blank, "Edmund W. Gosse, Esq., with the editor's compliments, Chelsea June 8th, 1879"With a copy of Shepherd's pamphlet, Forgotten Books Worth Remembering. A Series of Monographs. No. 1. Studies of Sensation and Event by Ebenezer Jones. [24] pp. Pickering, 1878. Disbound.

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        Catalogue of the valauble collection of Oriental Porcelain, Frankenthal and Dresden groups and Handsome cabinets of the late Paul Morren, notaire of Brussels

      Messrs. Christie, Manson Wood, London 1879 - 21 photographs, each tipped onto a seperate sheet. almost all of oriental porcelain. 236 lots. Priced (Total £6,690.19.6). 15 pp. 8vo. 21 Photographs. Crimson half morocco and marbled boards. Very Good 21 photographs, each tipped onto a seperate sheet. almost all of oriental porcelain. 236 lots. Priced (Total £6,690.19.6). 15 pp. 8vo

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        Fortune of the Republic.

      Osgood, Boston 1879 - First edition. Octavo, original publishers cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Miss E.P. Peabody from R.W.E." The recipient Elizabeth Palmer Peabody was a close friend of Emerson's, who tutored Peabody in Greek and were both integral contributors to the Transcendental Movement. She was an American educator who opened the first English-language kindergarten in the United States. She also served as the translator for the first English version of a Buddhist scripture which was published in 1844. In near fine condition. Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Traite de la paralysie generale des alienes par le docteur Auguste Voisin, medecin de l\'hospice de la Salpetriere [Avec XV planches dessinees d\'apres nature, lithographiees et coloriees. Graphiques, fac-simile].

      Paris ; J. B. Bailliere, 1879. XVI, 540 p. ; 15 pl. Halfleather. Very good. Cover very slightly worn. Clean pages. Versand D: 4,50 EUR

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        Studies of Sensation and Event. Poems ... Edited Preface and Annotated by Richard Herne Shepherd with Memorial Notices of the Author by Sumner Johns and William James Linton

      London: Pickering, 1879. lxxxiv, 207, [1, ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown pebbled cloth. Bookplate of Edmund Gosse, label of Simon Nowell-Smith. Very good (lower inner hinge cracked). lxxxiv, 207, [1, ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Presentation Copy. Ebenezer Jones (1820-1860) grew up in straitened circumstances and worked in a London tea warehouse. He published a volume of verse, Studies of Sensation and Event, in 1843. He died in obscurity. "In 1870, however, Dante Gabriel Rossetti wrote a remarkable article in Notes and Queries which proclaimed Jones's 'vivid disorderly power' and prophesied that his reputation would be revived (Rossetti, 154). Rossetti's passionate, adulatory piece, coming at the height of his fame as a Pre-Raphaelite, renewed public interest in Jones" (ODNB). Inscribed on the first blank, "Edmund W. Gosse, Esq., with the editor's compliments, Chelsea June 8th, 1879" With a copy of Shepherd's pamphlet, Forgotten Books Worth Remembering. A Series of Monographs. No. 1. Studies of Sensation and Event by Ebenezer Jones. [24] pp. Pickering, 1878. Disbound.

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        The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States in their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects. Four volumes

      L. Prang & Co.; Chas. Robson & Co., Amer. Nat. History Pub. Co. Limited, Boston, Philadelphia 1879 - 1879 - 1880. Four volumes. Elegant period half morocco and marbled boards by R. W. Smith of New York, marbled end papers, all edges gilt. ix, 192 pp, 48 color plates; v, 200 pp including index, 48 color plates; 196 pp, 48 color plates; 196 pp, 48 color plates, all tissue guards save one present. The bindings are near Fine with some slight to moderate wear on the edges or tips, very tight, the plates are bright with two thirds having light to moderate foxing on the blank edges, one has a small amount of tissue guard adhered to it, that tissue guard has been removed. Small, handsome name plate in each volume. All in all a very nice set in a lovely binding. *** Thomas Meehan was a british-born Botanist and author; and long time editor of Gardener's Monthly (1859-1888) A complete set of both series with all of the plates. Included in Bennett's "Practical Guide to American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books". *** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      1879. 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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        Sahara und Sudan. Ergebnisse sechsjähriger Reisen in Afrika. 3 Bde.

      Berlin, Weidmann 1879-1881 u. Leipzig, Brockhaus 1889. \"gr.-8°. XXII, 748 S., 10 Bll.; XXIV, 790 S., 1 Bl.; Portr., XII, 548 S. Mit insges. 1 Porträt, 29 Holzschnitt-Tafeln, 66 Textholzschnitten, 4 lithog. Schrift-Tafeln u. 7 farbigen Faltkarten. OLnBde. mit goldgeprägtem Deckelbild u. Rvergoldung. 2 Rücken rest. (unterlegt), Exlibris des Verlegers Hugo Hölzel.\" \"Erste Ausgabe, komplett mit dem meist fehlenden 3. Band, der nach dem Tode Nachtigals von E. Groddeck erst 1889 herausgegeben wurde. Embacher 215; Henze III,568. - \"\"Diese lange Reise, auf welcher N. [1834-85] als erster Europäer die Länder Tibesti, Borgu u. Wadaï auf eigner Anschauung kennen lernte, u. die uns höchst wichtige Aufschlüsse über Topographie, Ethnographie etc. dieser Gegenden gab, erhob N. zu einem Entdeckungsreisenden ersten Ranges\"\" (Embacher). I: Tripolis, Fezzan, Tibesti und Bornu. II: Borku, Kanem, Bornu und Bagirmi. III: Wadai und Dar-For.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Afrika, Sahara, Lybien, Murzuk, Tibesti, Borku, Wadai, Sahel, Sudan, Gustav Nachtigal, Reise

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        3 Antique Prints-SEA CHART-ENGLAND-THAMES-SCOTLAND-SET-EAST COAST-Imray-1879

      1879 - 3 Antique prints, titled: 'East Coast of England & Scotland Pilot, [ ] 1. The River Thames [ ] 2. The East Coast of England [ ] 3. The East Coast of England and Scotland [ ].' - A set of three highly detailed coastal charts of England and Scotland. Map 1: The estuary of the River Thames and the area north towards Orford. With two insets: the Thames towards London and 'Approach to Harwich'. Map 2: the east coast of England, from Orford to Bridlington. With four insets: 'Yarmouth & Lowestoft Roads', 'Continuation of the River Humber', 'Bridlington Bay' and 'Mouth of the River Humber'. Map 3: the coast of England and Scotland from Bridlington north to the Orkney Islands. With five insets: 'Sunderland', 'Peterhead', 'Leith', 'Hartlepool' and 'River Tyne'. Each of the maps shows detailed depth soundings along the coast, and the locations of shallows, rocks and lighthouses (coloured dots). Some coastal profiles are given, as well as outlines of lighthouses and geographical features. A cautionary notice (printed in red) is pasted onto the second map, as is the inset Yarmouth & Lowestoft Roads. Published by James Imray & Son, 1879. Blue-backed set, joined together. These type of charts are scarse as they were actually used at sea for navigation. Engraving on wove paper. Made by an anonymous engraver after 'James Imray & Son'. Good, given age. Original folds, as issued. All three maps a little browned in the middle fold. Some scattered stains and soiling in the margins and image area. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 104.5 x 69.5 cm. The image size is ca. 101.5 x 65.5 cm. The overall size is ca. 41.1 x 27.4 inch. The image size is ca. 40 x 25.8 inch. Storage location: Overasselt-389

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        Signed photo

      Famous Polish harpsichordist (1879-1959) and pianist, whose performances and recordings greatly helped revive harpsichord music and enjoyment during the 20th century. In 1931, Landowska became the first to record Bach´s Goldberg Variations on the harpshichord. Great photo of her, shown young, mounted on a large size mat, signed by her and dated in 1909. Signed mat is 8 x 12.25 inches (mat), photo is 4.75 x 6.5 inches, inscribed, in excellent condition

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        Hand signed autograph letter by Albert Einstein + COA - Make an Offer

      Albert Einstein TLS, just barely post WWII, with reference to Mark TwainDescription: Einstein Albert 1879 - 1955 Albert Einstein TLS just barely post WWII, with association to Mark Twain. Single page TLS, 8.5" x 11", on Albert Einstein's personal stationary bearing a blind stamp letterhead with his address of "112, Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.". Dated "July 16, 1947", and signed by Albert Einstein as "A. Einstein". Expected folds with faint toning along the right edge. Einstein writes to the President of the Mark Twain Society, Cyril Clemens, declining his invitation to attend a meeting due to poor health. Cyril C. Clemens (1902-1999) founded the International Mark Twain Society in 1923; he was also Twain's third cousin twice removed. Cyril's father, James Ross Clemens, a budding medical student, developed a close rapport with his cousin Mark Twain which began when the London newspapers erroneously reported that the great author had been left destitute in the city. James Ross communicated with Twain via the latter's publisher, offering him aid. Twain replied on March 5, 1897 thanking his relative, and the two became fast friends. The famous story of Twain's premature demise evolved from another journalistic misunderstanding when it was reported that Twain, not his cousin James Ross Clemens, had died of pneumonia. Twain penned a note on the subject that was published in facsimile in Outlook in 1910: "James Ross Clemens, a cousin of mine, was seriously ill two or three weeks ago, in London, but is well now. The report of my illness grew out of his illness, the report of my death was an exaggeration." Einstein's 1947 letter to Cyril was written about two years post World War II and is shown below in full: "Thank you very much for your invitation to address your meeting in November. Unfortunately, poor health does not permit me anymore to accept to accept [sic] such invitations." Just a few years prior, at the beginning of World War II, Einstein became the catalyst and "arguably the key stimulus for the U.S. adoption of serious investigations into nuclear weapons on the eve of the U.S. entry into World War II". This fascinating period had a group of Hungarian scientists that included émigré physicist Leo Szilard attempted to alert Washington to ongoing Nazi atomic bomb research. The group's warnings were discounted. Einstein and Szilard, along with other refugees "regarded it as their responsibility to alert Americans to the possibility that German scientists might win the race to build an atomic bomb, and to warn that Hitler would be more than willing to resort to such a weapon." To make certain the U.S. was aware of the danger, in July 1939, a few months before the beginning of World War II in Europe, Szilard and Wigner visited Einstein to explain the possibility of atomic bombs, which Einstein, a pacifist, said he had never considered. He was asked to lend his support by writing a letter, with Szilard, to President Roosevelt, recommending the U.S. pay attention and engage in its own nuclear weapons research. The letter is believed to be "arguably the key stimulus for the U.S. adoption of serious investigations into nuclear weapons on the eve of the U.S. entry into World War II". In addition to the letter, Einstein used his connections with Belgian to get access with a personal envoy to the White House's Oval Office. President Roosevelt could not take the risk of allowing Hitler to possess atomic bombs first. As a result of Einstein's letter and his meetings with Roosevelt, the U.S. entered the "race" to develop the bomb, drawing on its "immense material, financial, and scientific resources" to initiate the Manhattan Project. The U.S. became the only country to successfully develop nuclear weapons during World War II and also remains the only country to have used them in combat, against Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively, towards the end of the war. A fantastic signed TLS by Einstein, written about a year before his publication titled "Why Socialism?", where he pronounced the profit motive of a capitalistic society, in conjunction with competition among capitalists, leads to unnecessary cycles of booms and depressions, and ultimately encourages selfishness instead of cooperation. Perhaps Einstein was becoming a budding author, and now with World War II finalized, he found a new personal connection with the legacy author Mark Twain from a bygone era.

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        1879 – 1881 ??. ?????????? ????? ????????? ?. ????????, ?. ??????? ? ?. ??????????. [Plan of the City of Tiflis compiled by the Engineers S. Umanskiy, A. Popov and P. Zamiatnin].

      - 1881 1879 - 42 sheets, including 34 larger and 8 smaller sheets (40 with contemporary hand colour; 2 – B&W); some light soiling. Contemporary calf over brown cloth, gilt lettering to upper cover; slightly rubbed, corners bumped. A large manuscript topographic map of the Georgian capital Tblisi. The Caucasus Topographical Bureau was established in 1853, and yet active mapping of the region began only after 1866, when Iyeronim Stebnitskiy (1832-1897) was appointed head of the Bureau. Work in the region was first undertaken in the northern Caucasus before progressing to the south. The agency's efforts were interrupted by the Russo-Turkish War in 1877 – 1878, when most of its employees were relocated to the basin of the Black Sea, charged with the task of researching the territories newly occupied by the Russian army. The plan offered here was produced following the end of the war, when the Bureau was able to return to its routine work. It is drawn on 42 sheets to a scale of 1:2000 and shows the whole city of Tiflis (now Tblisi), centering on the Mt'k'vari River, with all the topographical details, including the relief, streets and buildings. The sheets are numbered with corresponding rows and columns so that they can be assembled into a single, large wall map. This manuscript plan is almost identical to the "Plan of the City of Tiflis with Surroundings" published by Il'in in Saint-Petersburg in 1887 and was likely used as the basis for this later work. Russian manuscript plans of this scale and quality are very rare, especially in good condition and largely complete, as here. Produced for official use, the majority of them remained in state archives and libraries. Istoricheskiy ocherk deyatelnosti korpusa voennykh topografov v [ ] v 1855 – 1880 gg. (Skt. Peterburg, 1880), p.74.

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        Autograph letter signed. N. p., 8. X. 1879.

      1879. Large 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. To one Mr. Benedick, whom he sends cigars: "Wir beide rauchen nur 7xr [Kreuzer] Cigarren u. fühlen uns wohl dabei. Ich sende Dir anbei eine Kleinigkeit von meinem Vorrath und bitte Dich dieselben anzunehmen [...]". - On stationery with printed letterhead of the "k. k. Hofburgtheater-Regie". - Fol. 2 with pencil calculations and small label.

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        L'exposition universelle de 1878 illustrée

      First illustrated edition of 87 woodcuts, with a descriptive text of De Vandières. Calmann Lévy Paris 1879 In folio (31x44,5cm) 159pp. relié

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        The Light of Asia or the Great Renunciation (Mahâbhinihskramana).

      London: Trübner & Co.,, 1879. Being the Life and Teaching of Gautama, Prince of India and Founder of Buddhism (as Told in verse by an Indian Buddhist). Octavo (180 x 120 mm). Early 20th-century navy morocco by De Sauty, spine gilt-tooled in compartments with titles direct, boards panelled in gilt with elaborate floral tooling to front, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 12 original pen-and-ink watercolours in the text signed Bourdin Joints splitting with front joint repaired, chip from leather at the tail, internally fine, overall a very good copy. First edition of Arnold's poetic biography of Gautama Buddha, a unique copy finely extra-illustrated with twelve original watercolours in the text, several highlighted in gilt, and each signed "F. Bourdin", most likely Frederic Bourdin who produced illustrations for early 20th-century editions of Balzac and Stendhal. The binder Alfred de Sauty, son of a distinguished engineer, gave up engineering for bookbinding. Although he was not apprenticed in the trade, he worked as a finisher at Rivière and designer for the Hampstead Bindery before starting on his own. For some years he taught at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. In 1908, he emigrated to the United States, where he managed the hand bindery of R. R. Connelly in Chicago. "In 1879 Arnold published The Light of Asia, a versified account of the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism... It proved to be tremendously popular; there were sixty editions in England and eighty in America, and translations were numerous" (ODNB). The first edition is not common, and this unique copy with its orientalist illustrations is very pleasing.

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        Four-page autograph letter signed

      Khartoum, Sudan: March 12, 1879. An important letter on the construction of an overland telegraph line through Africa to Samuel Canning (1823-1908), a pioneer in submarine telegraphy and telegraphic engineer. Folio, 4 pages, written on rectos only; previous central fold, else very good. An important letter written while Gordon was governor-general of the Soudan and engaged in the suppressing of the slave trade and the improvement of communications in the region. Gordon acknowledges the receipt of a letter from Canning on the construction of an overland telegraph line through Africa, and a Royal Geographical Society pamphlet on the same subject: "You ask me if I would recommend to the Egyptian Government, a convention, with a Company, on the basis of the terms alluded to by Mr. Geigler (and Geigler Pasha). I presume you want my outspoken opinion...A Company for any such work requires some certain advantages. They do not enter into a scheme like this for love of the Negro or for exploration purposes. Therefore, let me ask you, do you think, even if Egypt made the line up to Uganda, from the north, could the Company make the line up to Uganda, from the south. Even if you did make the line, are you sure of keeping it safe, except with an armed force...I doubt entirely, in spite of all the explorers have written, that you could do either one or the other without an armed force. The explorers say this king will do this or that, but they have only the words to go on...I am to recommend to the Egyptian Govt. with respect to the extension of the Egyptian line, to Uganda. I would support this extension on the terms which Geigler Pasha has mentioned...I should wish to see a lot of penal clauses put in which might bring in the Egyptian Govt. the reproaches of the Counsel General...I would prefer the following scheme, which would not compromise Egypt: 1. that the Company should take all receipts for a term of ___ years, from Khartoum southward, and vice-versa, allowing the Egyptian officials ... to telegraph free, from stations in Egyptian territory. 2. that the Egyptian Govt. should supply half the cost of labour...By this means, Egypt would avoid any chance of interference, by the Company, of by the Counsel General...There is no doubt that if the line from the South up to Uganda is not made, then the line from Khartoum to Uganda could be of no use..."

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        TRUTHS ABOUT WHISKY.

      London, printed by Sutton Sharpe and Co, 145 Queen Victoria Street, E.C. 1879. SECOND EDITION 1879. 8vo, approximately 215 x 145 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, 4 folding tinted lithographs of Dublin Distilleries, pages: vi, [1], 1-103, [10]= adverts etc. original publisher's dark green cloth, gilt lettering to covers and decoration in black, spine blank, original yellow endpapers. Slight rubbing and shelf wear to binding, 2 pale spots to upper cover, occasional dusty mark to margins, otherwise a very good clean copy.

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        British Fresh Water Fishes. Illustrated with a coloured Figure of each Species drawn from Nature by A.F.Lydon and numerous Engravings.

      London / Edinburgh and Dublin, William Mackenzie, (1879). - Folio. XXVI, 204 pages with 41 stunning full-page lithographs in colour. Wonderful recent half leather binding with new endpapers applied. Excellent condition. Extraordinary beautiful publication with quite some romance applied to the pages opposing the colourful illustrations. Here we find the localities where one can catch the illustrated fish, beautifully depicted by skillful artists. [Freeman 1782 / Nissen ZBI 2009 / Wood page 391] The coloured, chromolithographic plates of the fish and the facing, picturesque Vignettes are as follows: 1 - Perch / 2 - Ruffe and Miller's Thumb (Vignette: On the Avon, Strensham Reach) / 3 - Sticklebacks (Vignette: Easdale, Grasmere) / 4 - Carp (Vignette: On the Brathay) / 5 - Crucian Carp and Prussian Carp (Vignette: Breddgelert, North Wales) / 6. Golden and Bronze Carp (Vignette: On the Avon) / 7. Gudgeon and Barbel (Vignette: On the Thames) / 8. Roach (Vignette: On the Hodder) / 9. Chub (Vignette: On the Lea) / 10. Graining and Dace (Vignette: Pont Aberglaslyn, North Wales) / 11. Azurine, Dobule and Rudd, or Red-Eye (Vignette: On the Dart) / 12. Tench (On the Thames) / 13. Golden Tench / 14. Common Bream (Vignette: Rydal Water) / 15. Pomeranian Bream and White Bream or Breamflat (Vignette: On the Thames, near Eton) / 16. Spined Loach, Minnow, Loach and Bleak (Vignette: On the Derwent) / 17. Allis Shad and Twaite Shad (Vignette: On the Wye) / 18. Pike (Vignette: On the Doon) / 19. Salmon (Male) (Vignette: On the Tweed) / 20. Salmon Trout (On the Dee, Scotland) / 21. Salmon Trout (Var) / 22. Sewen (Vignette: River Scene, Aberglaslyn) / 23. Bull Trout (Vignette: River Scene, Langdale) /24. Galway Sea Trout (Vignette: On the Dargle) / 25. Short-Headed Salmon (On the Devon, Scotland) / 26. Common Trout (On the Trout Stream - Driffield) / 27. Black-Finned Trout (On the Llugwy, North Wales) / 28. Grilled, or Young Salmon / 29. Lochleven Trout (Vignette: Loch Katrine - Ellen's Isle) / 30. Gillaroo Trout (Vignette: Loch Awe) / 31. Great Lake Trout (Vignette: Pass of Leny) / 32. Windermere Charr, Cole's Charr and Gray's Charr (Vignette: Windermere) / 33. Torgoch and Alpine Charr (Vignette: River Scene ar Pont-y-Cyffing)/ 34. Loch Killin Charr (On the Wye) / 35. Vendace, Gwyniad and Grayling (Vignette: On the Dart, Lover's Leap)/ 36. Pollan and Powan (Vignette: The Wye, from Goodrich Castle) / 37. Young Trout, Salmon Parr and Smelt (Vignette: At Cleeve, on the Thames) / 38. Burbot, Eel-Pout (On the Wharpe) / 39. Sturgeon (On the Dee) / 40. Sharp-Nosed Eel and Broad-Nosed Eel (Vignette: Eel Bucks on the Thames) / 41. Sea-Lamprey, Lampern, Planer's Lamprey and Pride (Vignette: At Scalby Mill, near Scarborough) /

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