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        Die amerikanische Nordpol-Expedition.

      Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann 1879 - Gross-8°. XX, 647 S., mit 1 mehrfach gefalteten farbigen Karte, zahlreichen Textholzschnitten und gefalteten Diagrammen. Grünes illustriertes Originalleinen mit Deckel- und Rückentitel, (berieben, Gelenke unterlegt, Ecken etwas gestaucht). Erste Ausgabe. - Bericht des deutschen Natur- und Polarforschers Emil Bessels, (1847-1888) über die "Polaris"-Expedition (1871-1873) an der er als wissenschaftlicher Leiter teilnahm und "deren Ergebnisse er veröffentlichte; als eines der wichtigsten betrachtete er den Nachweis der Insularität Grönlands durch Feststellung des Zusammentreffens einer von N kommenden Flutwelle mit der atlantischen im Kane-Becken." (Henze I, 257). - Gering fleckig, Karte an den Falzstellen hinterlegt, bzw. geklebt. Letztes Viertel nicht aufgeschnitten. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tresor am Roemer]
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        Gesamtansicht , aus der Ferne.

      - Bleistiftzeichnung n. H. Bayer, dat. 1879, 30,2 x 46 Blick von einer Küstenstraße über die Bucht auf Sestri Levante. Hübsche Skizze als Vorlage für ein Gemälde oder für den Druck auf rötlich gefärbtem Papier, mit einigen handschriftlichen Buchstaben, wohl für die Farbgebung. - Rechts unten handschriftlich signiert, datiert ( 2.8.(18)79 und bezeichnet ( " Sestri di Levante ). - Bis auf wenige Randläsuren ein sehr schön erhaltenes Blatt, wohl aus der Hand des Breslauer Malers Hermann Bayer. - Lit.: Th.- B., Bd. III, S.99. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Blumenvase mit Rosen, Tulpen, Maiglöckchen etc. Aquarell, datiert und monogrammiert

      1879 - Farbenfroh, fein und künstlerisch perfekt ausgeführtes Aquarell einer mit Rosen, Tulpen und anderen Blumen geschmückten Vase auf dem reliefartigen Sockel, darauf als Attribut eine Schnecke und Eidechse. - Auf hellgrün gefärbtem Zeichenpapier. Sauberer Zustand, die Ecken gering beschnitten

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        British Fresh-water Fishes. 2 vols.

      Folio, pp. xxvi, 92; [93] - 204, 41 fine hand-coloured tissue-guarded xylographed plates by A.F. Lydon after Benjamin Fawcett, 64 wood-engraved illustrations in text, light scattered foxing to half-titles and to margins of a few plates in vol. 1, all edges gilt, pictorial brown cloth blocked in gilt and with figure of angler, handsome.

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        British Fresh-water Fishes

      Edinburgh & Dublin: William Mackenzie, [1879]. xxvi, 204, 41 fine colour printed plates, 64 wood engraved vignettes. Hardback. Rebound in cloth with gilt shelf number to foot of spine. Ex-lib.: small blind stamp to top corner of plates (no ink stamps). Plates fine and clean. ZBI 2009. Plates by A.F. Lydon and printed by Benjamin Fawcett

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        Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates ( Edited, with a Preface and Some Account of the Arabs and Their Horses By W S B )

      London: John Murray, 1879. Books measure 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.Complete in 2 volumes. Collation, xvii[3]346pp, vii, [3]283pp, 32pp catalogue, 12 full page plates, including frontispiece illustrations, folding coloured map, half titles. Both volumes rebacked in leather, [ not recently, probably 50/60 years ago ], retaining the original cloth boards, top board of each volumes has a gilt image, [ man on horse ]. Spines have raised bands, gilt lines leather title labels. Both bindings in good clean firm condition. Internally, occasional light spotting, map has a crease line, short close tear on margin. Pages and plates in good condition throughout. A very nice set. . First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Traité de cristallographie géométrique et physique. Cristallographie physique.

      Paris, Dunod, 1879-1884, 2 vol. in 8° et un atlas in 4°, de 372pp. avec 282 figures in t. et 599 pp. avec 184 figures in t. et 8 planches h.t. en chromolitho., 2ff. et ill. de 9 planches doubles en deux couleurs pour l'atlas, rel. demi-chagrin rouge époque pour les 2 vol. de texte et en demi-percal. noire à coins pour l'atlas avec couv. rapportée au 1er plat, qq. cachets. Bon exemplaire. Edition originale rare complète, les deux volumes ayant parus à 15 ans d'intervalle, et surtout avec l'atlas qui manque souvent. Fr. E. Mallard est le continuateur avec Auguste Bravais des travaux de René Just Haüy et J. B. Romé de L'Isle. Titulaire de la chaire de minéralogie de l'École nationale supérieure des mines, il développa une théorie des groupements cristallins et des corps pseudo-symétriques, dans la lignée des travaux de Bravais. On lui doit aussi l'invention avec Michel-Lévy du microscope polarisant. Son nom fut donné à la "mallardite", un sulfate hydraté de manganèse. ¶ DSB IX. p.58 "A key figure in the French school of crystallography and a bridge from Bravais to Friedel, Mallard was described as having ... definitely displaced the center of gravity of crystallography that, thereafter, could not be cultivated as a descriptive science, but was elevated to the rank of rational science"

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        Das Königreich Bayern. Seine Denkwürdigkeiten und Schönheiten mit Beiträgen von R. Gadermann, B. Grueber, usw.

      München, G. Franz, (-) 1879 - 2 Bde. 4°. Mit 248 Ansichten a. 225 Stahlstichtafeln. HLdr.d.Zt. m. RTit. u. RVerg., Goldschnitt, (leicht ber.). Fast komplette Ausgabe der schönen, reich illustrierten Topographie Bayerns. - Mit Ansichten von Altötting, Amberg, Andechs, Ansbach, Aschaffenburg, Augsburg, Bamberg, Eichstädt, Erlangen, Freising, Füssen, Immenstadt, Kempten, Kissingen, Königssee, Landsberg, Landshut, Lichtenfels, Lindau, München, Nördlingen, Nürnberg, Passau, Pommersfelden, Pottenstein, Regensburg, Rosenheim, Sonthofen, Starnberg, Straubing, Thurnau, Traunstein, Würzburg, usw. - Es fehlen die äussere Ansicht der Kirche in der Vorstadt Au von München und die Ansicht vom Schloß Wiesentheid. - Tls. leicht stockfl., sehr schönes Exemplar mit kräftigen Abdrucken. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tresor am Roemer]
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        Historical Records of Port Phillip; The First Annals of the Colony of Victoria. [From papers presented to parliament in return to an Order of the legislative Assembly of Victoria, on the motion of Mr.. W. J. O'Hea, M.P., 14 August 1878.]

      Melbourne, John Ferres, Government Printer, 1879.. First Edition; 8vo; pp. 142; frontispiece of the "Cumberland" entering Port Phillip Heads, Facsimile Chart of the Survey of Port Phillip by Grimes, and four portraits, modern red cloth, title lettered in gilt on spine, book plate of Geoffrey Farmer on front fixed endpaper, closed tear on Chart, otherwise a good copy. Contains, inter alia, (a) Journal of Exploration of Port Phillip made by Charles Grimes, Surveyor General of New South Wales, 1802-3; (b) Order Book of Lieutenant-Governor Collins during the stay at Port Phillip, 1803-4.; (c) Journal of the Rev. Robt. Knopwood, Chaplain to the Settlement. From 24th April 1803 to 31st December 1804. Ferguson 15655.

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        Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes.

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co,, 1879. Octavo (185 x 125 mm). Fine binding by Zaehnsdorf dated 1911 in dark green full calf, triple red morocco labels, raised bands, spine elaborately tooled in gilt, raised bands, small red medallion onlay to each compartment, sides with triple fillet border gilt and red morocco medallion with monogram RS enclosed within arabesqued lozenge centrepiece, top edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, copper effect doublures, green endpapers. Printed in brown and red. Frontispiece by Walter Crane. Spine evenly faded to tan, joints a touch worn, a few small nicks to fore edge of rear board, tiny closed tear to fore edge of rear endpaper. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing. With the spine and front panel of the first issue cloth bound in at rear. A lovely copy.

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

      Spine relaid. 2nd edition 1879. Complete with 4 maps and 10 plates.

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        ANT

      Lisboa: Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, 1879-1885.- 6 vols.:il.; 31cm.-EColecção completa da primeira série desta bem conhecida publicação de Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro onde se encontram algumas das suas mais bem conseguidas caricaturas de sátira política que tanto influenciaram a vida social e política de Portugal em finais do seculo XIX. De particular interesse o 6º volume conter as raras 3 estampas a cores que pertencem ao "Album das Glorias" que ocasinalmente o acompanham.Conjunto revestido por boas meias-encadernações de chagrin, da época com títulos a ouro nas pastas.. Estimadas.

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        The Old Fashioned Mother Goose Melodies Complete with Magic Colored Pictures

      NY: G.W. Carleton, 1879. Sheppard, William Ludwell. Octavo. 16ff. Features sixteen color lift-the-flap illustrations (including the title page) in which the closed image illustrates the beginning of a verse and the open image depicts its conclusion. With numerous classic rhymes by Mother Goose, including the full versions of Old Mother Hubbard, and a rather unusual retelling of "Ten Little Indians," which adds several US-specific regional references ("Six Nantucket whalers" and "Five Nevada miners"), as well as two stereotypical and derogatory views of African-American youth ("Four naughty colored boys" robbing an apple tree and "Two little Nigs in Florida"). The illustrations are signed "WLS" in the plates, leading to the conclusion that they are by William Ludwell Sheppard, a southern illustrator whose drawings of African Americans are noted by Hamilton as having "a sympathetic truthfulness to nature born perhaps of the artist's Southern origin." The construction of this book makes the text block bulk only half the length of the boards, resulting in structural issues when combined with youthful use. This copy is, perhaps, the closest to new condition as one could hope for-the violet publisher's cloth, decorated in gilt and black, is unfaded and nearly unworn. Aside from a few very short marginal tears where the thin part of the text block meets the bulk in the middle, the book is internally fresh and bright.

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        Australian Steam Ship "Norfolk"... J. Pyne O'Callaghan, Commander.

      London: published by John Day, October, 1879. Hand-coloured lithograph measuring 470 x 295mm. A handsome hand-coloured lithograph of Australian passenger steam ship Norfolk by eminent marine artist and lithographer Thomas Goldsworth Dutton. The Norfolk made several passages to Australia, running from Sydney and London between 1879 and 1882 - she was an impressive steamer, being the second largest non-naval vessel constructed on the Thames to that date.An article in the Melbourne Argus (6 November 1879) describes her prodigious size, being 'constructed on the girder principle, and of enormous strength having floors of considerable depth and thickness. Her masts are of iron in one length with yards of steel...' The Norfolk was capable of carrying 500 passengers in ample and well ventilated cabins in addition to 2,000 tons of freight and 1,300 tons of coal. Yet her Australian commission was to be relatively short lived. In 1882 Royal Mail Steam Packet Co purchased the Norfolk and renamed her La Plata, with her maiden South American voyage commencing in October of 1882.Dutton was a leading marine artist of his era. His printmaking is amply represented in the catalogue Macpherson collection of prints and drawings held at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich: 'his ship portraits were all-pervading in the nineteenth century. Fighting ships, merchant sailing ships and yachts all came alike to him. He died about 1882 and with him died maritime prints as we know them.'A copy of this lithograph is known in the Nan Kivell collection of the National Library. Closed tear affects lower blank margin, very good condition, mounted.

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        La pitié suprême

      1879. Michel Lévy, Paris 1879, 15,5x23,5cm, relié. - Michel Lévy, Paris 1879, 15,5x23,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale. Binding mezzo vecchio dolore rosso con alcuni restauri discreti, torna con cinque nervi, quando coda, piatti di carta al serbatoio, e contreplats pettinato guardie Foglio a righe, coperchi conservati, testa rossa, vincolante contemporaneo. Autografo Precious firmato da Victor Hugo Alphonse Daudet. Biblioteca Buffer di Madame Daudet sulla prima guardia. Victor Hugo è per Alphonse Daudet, come altri scrittori della sua generazione, il maestro indiscusso di arti Hall of Fame. La sua figura padre spruzza le opere di Daudet, comunemente chiamato accanto a quelli di Rousseau, Byron, Sabbia e Delacroix. Se durante l'infanzia e la giovinezza Daudet, Hugo, esiliato gigante sulla sua isola di Guernsey, rimane un ideale irraggiungibile, "quasi oltre l'umanità," Back in Francia gli permette di incontrarlo un giorno. Intorno al 1875, poco dopo la pubblicazione dei suoi primi lavori, Alphonse Daudet e Julia sono ben accolti in Hugo, che ora vive con Juliette Drouet. Essi hanno quindi diventano intimi della casa fino alla morte del poeta. Victor Hugo è coinvolto nella formazione del giovane Léon Daudet, il migliore amico nipote di Hugo, George e poi marito di Jeanne effimera. Nelle sue Memorie di un circolo letterario, Julia Daudet evoca l'amicizia di dieci anni con la "idolo di tutta la Francia poetica" "Vedo il grande fine Victor Hugo del suo tavolo; il vecchio maestro, un po 'isolato, un po' sordo, si siede con Dio silenzi, le assenze di un genio sull'orlo dell'immortalità. I capelli bianchi, testa di colore, e questo occhio vecchio leone che si sviluppa a fianco con potere ferocia; ascolta mio marito e Catullo Mendes tra i quali è la discussione molto vivace su giovani e celebrità conosciuto uomini e l'interesse per le donne. [...] Durante il dibattito siamo andati al salone, Victor Hugo sogno dal fuoco, e famosi, universale e semidio rimpiangere forse la sua giovinezza, mentre la signora Drouet dormendo tranquillamente. » L'amicizia tra l'ultimo grande scrittore romantico e uno dei maestri della scuola naturalista precoce riflette la nitidezza di Victor Hugo che, al culmine della sua fama, e mantiene una particolare attenzione specie per la letteratura a distanza e moderno lirismo di Hugo. Questa dedizione Hugo Daudet su una forza lavoro competente, con il Papa e religioni e religione, di "testamento filosofico" di Henri Guillemin, risuona simbolicamente in eredità da un devoto seguace della responsabilità politica e morale dello scrittore. Provenienza: Alphonse Daudet, vendite Sickles (1990, IV, n ° 1200) e Philippe Zoummeroff vendita (2 aprile 2001). Estratto regalo di un circolo letterario di Julia Daudet: "Come possiamo dimenticare che prima visita a casa, rue de Clichy, nel modesto appartamento in modo sproporzionato rispetto alla sua gloria, l'idea che avevamo della gloria che aveva riempito i palazzi: Si alza il sedile che occupava il fuoco di fronte di Madame Drouet, il suo vecchio amico, (...) Sono stupito la sua dimensione, ma ben presto, quando incontrerà me e parlare con me, mi avrebbe trovato molto grande, molto intimidatorio. E questo Mi sentivo così timida, ho sempre li provo davanti a Victor Hugo, il risultato di questa grande ammirazione, la rispetto come un dio assente, i miei genitori instillato in me il genio di un poeta. supererò mai quella voce tremante ogni volta rispondo sue gentili parole, e io dico stupire per quasi anni di sentire le donne, ha ammesso a lui, mantenere la loro interiore e la loro solita curiosità. Quella notte, quando lui mi aveva fatto molto confuso, la signora Drouet, ha detto con un incantevole grazia - Ecco l'angolo del vecchio e tu sei troppo giovane per noi. Ma Victor Hugo vi introdurrà alla figlia, la signora Lockroy; solo ha in piedi a questo. E stavo guidando sul lato opposto della stanza, moderatamente grande, però, ma che era come divisa in due da un tavolo sormontato da un elefante in bronzo, molto maestoso, giapponese o cinese, credo. E 'stato abbastanza per fare due piccoli gruppi ben distinti che comunicano facilmente, ma senza fondersi. Al momento del suo ritorno, Victor Hugo era wit abbagliante, molti ricordi e raccontata con una verve inesauribile quando la politica non è troppo invadendo il suo tavolo ospitale. E la grazia in casa, quali modi, quello che un bel sorriso nonno nei capelli ho visto poco per sbollentare la neve nobile 80 anni I poeti, tutti i poeti che partecipano a questa salone Rue de Clichy, poi l'hotel Avenue d'Eylau. Ma qui è stato il cambiamento di luogo? C'era come un passo indietro nella salute, e in uno spirito di buon vecchio. Eppure sempre amava intrattenere i suoi amici, e l'ospitalità di questa casa aperta non era uno dei suoi incanti anche perché, intorno al tavolo, impreziosito da un brano di due nipoti del Maestro, il ospiti cercavano la loro parola d'ordine negli occhi del padrone di casa, e qualche volta hanno trovato una vena di ricordi così vividi, così pittorescamente espresso, che è rimasto cieco tutta la sera. M mo Drouet lentamente invecchiare con lui, al riparo sotto due bande di neve, un'eleganza un po 'teatrale e caratteristico, fino a quando un male spietato scavato il suo volto così sottile, reso doloroso effigie ha dipinto Bastien Lepage, che doveva morire in preda alla stessa tortura. In tempi recenti, il Maestro sembrava dolorosamente, cene intime, che piatto vuoto, quella nobile volto devastato. - Mrs Drouet, non si mangia, si deve mangiare, avere coraggio. Eat! Stava morendo. Sapeva? Stava cercando di illudersi fini vecchio così duro e forte, e che ha visto questo compagno da 50 anni! Nella grande sala dove sembra bellissimo ritratto di Bonnat, il gesto paterno, dove il busto di David presiede immensamente; nel salone, decorato con questi arazzi multicolori strisce che sembrava teso a Dona Sol; nel giardino venire alla veranda per una rampa di scale due riapparire Leconte de Lisle, Meurice e Vacquerie, Paul de Saint-Victor, sorridenti Banville, Flaubert e Goncourt conversare insieme, Mallarmé, Leon Cladel, Francois Coppe, Catullo Mendes, Clovis Hugues, ombre in un Eden sbiadita; e Leon Glaize, Gustave Rivet, Pierre Elzéar, la piccola rosa signora Michelet offre una serata di festa, e ambasciatori, diplomatici, l'imperatore del Brasile; pittori, scultori, e molti politici che non ricordo il nome! Qui l'impressione immediata che ho disegnato una di quelle sere in cui abbiamo visitato, Alphonse Daudet e me, una serata nevoso, dove durante la corsa il nostro cavallo è caduto tre volte attraverso le Esplanade des Invalides: Vedo il grande fine Victor Hugo del suo tavolo; il vecchio maestro, un po 'isolato, un po' sordo, si siede con Dio silenzi, le assenze di un genio sull'orlo dell'immortalità. I capelli bianchi, testa di colore, e questo occhio vecchio leone che si sviluppa a fianco con ferocia del potere; ascolta mio marito e Catullo Mendes tra i quali è la discussione molto vivace su giovani e celebrità conosciuto uomini e l'interesse per le donne. Alphonse sostiene che in un salotto pieno di ogni sorta di talenti, di qualsiasi età, un giovane uomo, l'ignoto autore, il poeta si ignorati gli occhi femminili è bello. Catullo Mendes ha risposto che lo farà inizialmente inosservato, e che tutte le donne andranno in consapevolezza: questo sembra vero per me. Per fortuna le donne non hanno gli occhi del loro volto, ma quelli della mente e del cuore. Per l'intellettuale, la bellezza di un artista, un poeta non conta, è lo sguardo del pensatore, il volto tormentato di un uomo che vive i suoi sentimenti. Vanno al talento, il dolore passa, difficilmente pensando bellezza fisica. Ora si potrebbe rispondere che si tratta di una simpatia ambizioso che cercano autori famosi, ma l'altra sensazione, quella che avrebbe attirato a questo giovane allettante cui Alphonse parla, sembra meno irreprensibile. E rido di questa affermazione di due conversatori affascinanti, generare, noi analizzare. Ma a dire la donna è come dire l'uccello; ci sono tante specie e generi, gorgheggi e piumaggio sono così diversi! Durante il dibattito siamo andati al salone, Victor Hugo sogno dal fuoco, e famosi, universale e semidio rimpianto forse la sua giovinezza, mentre la signora Drouet dormendo tranquillamente. La sua bella capelli bianchi ombreggiando la testa bene, come due ali di una colomba, e nodi di corpetto dopo il suo dolce respiro, quasi rassegnato, vecchia donna addormentata. Fu subito dopo questo evento ha avuto luogo la grande manifestazione di scorrimento Paris Avenue d'Eylau, davanti alle finestre della piccola stanza che divenne mortuaria maggio 1885 pieno di rose e arredate in modo semplice, come i conti, museo Victor Hugo, un partecipato nell'ex appartamento del poeta, Place Royale. Anche se suggestiva, la vecchia casa della palude ", e quando si pensa che ci Victor Hugo scrisse quasi tutti i suoi drammi storici si immagina il poeta, l'apertura, le ore del mattino che erano a lui familiare, questo alto finestra su alberghi tutti uguali e stesso stile, intorno alla piazza, e ricordando tornei, duelli, passeggiate e agitazioni di diverse generazioni scomparve sotto l'ombra di queste antiche e solide arcate e non tenere traccia del fuggitivo dell'umanità. Avevamo ancora cena al Victor Hugo settimana prima della sua morte. Egli ci dice inserendo più pallido del solito, l'approccio inflesso: - Presto andare, mi sento; e poi contando sulla spalla di George: No 'che' tanto tempo fa, che sarei andato. Non ho mai dimenticato la messa a fuoco piuttosto solenne e come profetiche quelle parole, mi era impregnata di tristezza e inquietudine; Ho sentito la dispersione di questo centro unico e non poteva ri mai! " [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

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        Die Loango-Expedition. Ausgesandt von der Deutschen Gesellschaft zur Erforschung Aequatorial-Africas 1873-1876. Ein Reisewerk in 3 Abtheilungen. (Hier Abteilung 1, 2 und 3, 1. Hälfte).

      Mit einer farblithographischen Tafel, einer farblithographischen Pigment-Tafel, 17 xylographischen Tafeln, 2 farblithographischen Faltkarten und zahlreichen Textholzschnitten, Leipzig, Verlag Paul Frohberg, 1879-82, VIII, (4 Blätter), 232 Seiten, (4 Blätter), 183 Seiten und (3 Blätter), 304 Seiten, (die hier nicht mitgebundenen Seiten 305-316 liegen als Fotokopie bei), 27,5x19, Original-Halbleinen, Einband fleckig, durchgehender Fleck bis Seite 45, stellenweise wasserrandig/wasserfleckig, Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, (die 2. Hälfte erschien erst 1907)

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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 Tbilisi. The Caucasus Topographical Bureau was established in 1853 but the active mapping of the region started only after 1866 when Iyeronim Stebnitskiy (1832-1897) was appointed the head of the Bureau. Works in the region were first undertaken in the Northern Caucasus and progressed to the south. The efforts of the agency were interrupted by the Russo-Turkish War in 1877 – 1878, as most of the employees were relocated to the basin of the Black Sea charged with a 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 in the scale of 1:2000 and shows the whole city of Tiflis centred on the Mt'k'vari River with all the topographic details, including the relief, streets and buildings. Sheets are numbered with corresponding rows and columns to 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 a basis for it. Russian manuscript plans of this scale and quality are very rare, especially in good condition and largely complete like here. Produced for the official use, the majority of them remained in the state archives and libraries. Istoricheskiy ocherk deyatelnosti korpusa voennykh topografov v [ ] v 1855 – 1880 gg. (Skt. Peterburg, 1880), p.74.

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        ALS signed M.E. Lewes to Sir Michael Foster, from The Heights, Witley, Sep. 26, '79. 'I enter feelingly into your trouble...'

      1879 28 lines in purple ink on rectos only of single folded sheet, with mourning border on first page; one old fold. With stamped addressed envelope also with mourning border, torn when opened.The George Eliot Letters do not include any letters to Sir Michael Foster. Written on mourning paper after the death of her husband in November 1878, Eliot writes to Foster regarding the posthumous publication of the third series of George Henry Lewes' Problems of Life and Mind. Foster, a professor of Physiology at Cambridge, together with the Psychologist James Sully, edited Eliot's proofs of her partner's work, the first two parts of which had been published in 1874 and 1877. 'Today or tomorrow you will have received the last proof, which has come to me this morning... I am sending to the printer a short prefatory note of which I will ask him to forward you a proof if you think I have said anything remiss'. Eliot had written similarly to Sully on September 21st: 'You are almost at the end of your kind labours for me. I have five proofs by me awaiting your and Dr. Foster's notes... Do you object to my mentioning your name with Dr. Foster's in a brief prefatory note?' The volume was published in late 1879 and includes a brief acknowledgement of Foster and Sully's contribution. Eliot signs off her letter in humorous self-deprecation. 'As to being wearied of stupidity; I may vary the old saying & make it "He who hates stupidity hates mankind".' PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        Drei alte Männer, Gespräche

      48 Seiten, 8, heller OPp ORDENTLICHES EXEMPLAR der EA WG Nr. 33, das Papier altersgemäß gebräunt. Mit einer eigenhändigen 3-zeiligen Widmung des Autors an den Bildhauer Prof. Dr. Richard Scheibe (1879 - 1964), der unter anderem das Ehrendenkmal der Opfer des 20 Juli im Hof des Bendlerblocks 1953 in Berlin schuf

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        The Huddersfield College Magazine

      Huddersfield: J E Wheatley & Co, 1879-80. 320 pages with diagrams and index. Bound half leather with gilt lettering to spine. Subscription to The New Chess Magazine, which became the publication of the British Chess Magazine laid in. Volume 8. (Betts: 7-15) First edition.The Huddersfield College Magazine chess section was superseded by the British Chess Magazine after 1880 with no more published. First published as volume one in October 1872 and issued monthly until September 1880, it was edited by W J C Miller from October 1872 to June 1876 and John Watkinson from July 1876 until 1880. One of the early chess magazine published.Condition:Heavily rubbed at edges, corners bumped and rubbed through, damaged to front hinge, soiled, some occasional internal soiling, front inner hinge cracked. Over all a good copy of a scarce chess item

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        Les rois en exil

      first edition on the current paper it is printed in Holland paper a few leading copies.Binding to bradel half percaline green, smooth back with a gold floral motif, double net gilded tail, as a piece of modern burgundy shagreen, marbled paper plates, two corners lightly used, contemporary binding.Precious autograph signed by Alphonse Daudet: ". The novelist JB d'Aurevilly his admirer and friend Alphonse Daudet"Some minor foxing.  E. Dentu Paris 1879 12x18cm relié

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        Our Island Home, A Tasmanian Sketch Book.

      Hobart: J. Walch, London, Ward, 1879. Folio, full-page lithographic plates; in the original decorated cloth, all edges gilt. First edition and characteristic of her best illustrated work, this was Meredith's first major literary and artistic undertaking since 1860. The illustrations are based on pencil sketches and in the preface Meredith states 'The desire to render such honour as I might to the scenery of Tasmania, by the publication of a volume of landscape sketches...'. Unlike her natural history books, the illustrations are tinted only and include views of Hobart, Mount Wellington, Herne Bay and the Derwent Valley. A few leaves lightly spotted and marked, the title-page strengthened but a good copy.

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        MUSEE POUR TOUS - ALBUM DE L'ART CONTEMPORAIN.

      LUDOVIC BASCHET 1879 - R240087188: Environ 500 pages dont nombreuses planches en monochrome sous serpente - ouvrage d'environ 31 x 43 cm - textes sur deux colonnes - quelques tâches de moisissures sur les pages de garde - plats et contre plats jaspés - quelques lettrines en noir et blanc - quelques rousseurs et traces de mouillures sans conséquence sur la lecture - nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc dans et hors texte - 5 photos disponibles - plats frottés, manque sur les plats - coins frottés - dos à 5 nerfs - dos légèrement frottés - titre + auteur + filet + année + ornements dorés sur le dos - tranches de tête dorées. Photographies Goupil et cie - Sommaire : une lettre d'Alexandre Dumas fils à Michelet - chez les serbes - le mouvement artistique - ce qu'on verra dans un ans - les beaux arts à l'exposition universelle de 1878 - croquis d'après le modèle - jules breton - A.Thiers etc. In-Folio Relié cuir dos-coins. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 708-Galeries, musées, collections d'art [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Examen critique d'un écrit de Claude Bernard sur la fermentation

      First editionRare, handsome autograph inscription by Louis Pasteur to the poet and Academician Auguste BarbierA small marginal lack to head of page with inscription, not touching inscription, two or three slight tears to spine (but not serious)Complete with the 2 plates hors texte. Gauthier-Villars Paris 1879 14x22,5cm broché

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        Das Königreich Bayern. Seine Denkwürdigkeiten und Schönheiten mit Beiträgen von R. Gadermann, B. Grueber, Fr. Lampert, Hrch. Noé, C. von Spruner und mit Bildern namhafter Künstler. Band I. Band II.

      München, Franz oJ. 1879 - 6 Teile (in 2) [komplett] Neue IV. Ausgabe VII, (I), XLVIII, 116 S., 52 S., 68 S.; VII, 92 S., 108 S., 63 S. Mit 229 Stahlstichtafeln komplettes Exemplar. 30 cm, Ganzleinenausgabe mit reicher Blindprägung und titelvergoldung. Beide Rücken fehlen. Bindung fest. EB an den Kanten berieben und bestoßen. Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempeln. Innen weitgehend fleckenfrei. Durch die fehlenden Rücken äußerlich nicht mehr sehr ansehnlich; innen völlig frisch. Mit allen Tafeln, zumeist noch mit den Original-Seidenhemdchen. --Lentner 2842. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 499

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        Flensburg 1850 - 1919). Haus in Flensburg. Öl auf Leinwand. 27,8 x 39 cm. Sign. 'J. Nöbbe 1915'. In zeitgenöss. breitem Goldrahmen (dieser mit kleinen restaurierten Läsionen).

      Nöbbe war seit 1879 Zeichenlehrer in Flensburg, Porträtist und Landschaftsmaler und gehörte zu den frühesten Künstlern der Ekensunder Künstlerkolonie.

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        Histoire des Romains

      Hachette 1879 - Paris, Hachette, 1879 à 1885 7 volumes in-4 (28,7cm x 20,8cm) de (6)-CXXXII-674-(4), (6)-859-(3), (6)-II-804-(2), (6)-841-(5), (6)-814-(4), (8)-694-(4) & (8)-740-(2)pp. 3453 gravures, 44 cartes, 2 planches hors-texte & 50 chromolithographies. Demi maroquin à coins vert, dos à nerfs, auteur, titre, tomaison, date et un fer frappé or, tête dorée. (Petit & Trioullier succ. de Simier) Bel ensemble, des coins émoussés, coiffes légèrement frottées, petit accroc sur la coiffe supérieure du tome II; bel état intérieur, frais malgré des rousseurs éparses sans gravité. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Visit to Cape Colony and Natal in 1879

      

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        Autograph letter signed, to George Campbell of Duntroon.

      Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire: 1879. 4 pp., black bordered notepaper with crest. An attractive autograph letter from the explorer and governor of South Australia, Edward John Eyre, to 'Campbell' - evidently the pastoralist George Campbell.Eyre had first met George's father Robert Campbell as early as 1834 when he overlanded a great deal of stock for the prominent grazier. The connection between the two men continued when Eyre set off on his 1837 overland expedition to South Australia from Campbell's property at Limestone Plains (Duntroon). Robert Campbell died in 1846, and his property was divided up between his six surviving children.George was visiting England in 1879, and Eyre wrote him this lengthy note inviting him to visit them at The Grange. Written in Eyre's old age, at a time when he had retired to England after the furore surrounding his governorship of Jamaica, this letter shows him apparently enjoying his retirement, and commenting that 'It will be a great pleasure to meet you again and have a talk over old times'.In his note Eyre also comments on having recently heard from another of the Campbell boys, Charles, who had been chaperoning his son Harry around Sydney and the 1879 Exhibition before the latter sailed for Fiji. In fine condition.

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        Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago, and a Journey from Port Phillip to South Asutralia in 1839.

      Adelaide: Frearson and Brother, 1879. Octavo, with six woodcuts of sketches by the author; in modern half cloth. The distinctly rare first edition of this account of Hamilton's experiences droving a herd of sheep from Port Philip to Adelaide. He settled in South Australia on his arrival in 1839, and exhibited paintings in Adelaide's first two art exhibitions. In 1864 the Adelaide Advertiser praised his accurate renderings and said his drawings of horses "have no equals in the colony". Five of his drawings were engraved for Eyre's Journals of Discovery into Central Australia and, along with his contemporary S.T. Gill, his drawings were used to illustrate the published journals of Grey. He owned his own lithographic press and made prints from his drawings which made him, according to Robert Holden, probably the first print-maker in South Australia. In 1848 Hamilton was appointed second clerk in the Colonial Treasury, and subsequently entered the police force, serving as Commissioner of Police from 1867 to 1882. A good copy.

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        Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago, and a Journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839.

      Adelaide: Frearson and Brother, 1879. Octavo, frontispiece and five wood engraved plates, in the publisher's gilt lettered cloth, bumped. A scarce and informative account of grazing life in south-eastern Australia, with vibrant and conversational descriptions of Port Phillip and Adelaide. The author, George Hamilton, worked as a grazier for many years before appointed an inspector of the mounted police in Adelaide in 1853. A prolific author and amateur artist, Hamilton was closely associated with Australian inland exploration and later attained the rank of police commissioner. This book relates early adventures including a detailed account of an overland journey from Port Phillip to Adelaide in the winter of 1839 with 350 head of cattle.Hamilton travelled the route used by Charles Bonney west from Port Phillip, following the coast until Lake Alexandrina and later crossing the Murray river at Wellington. With tremendous difficulty Bonney eventually reached Adelaide by traversing Mount Barker and the Lofty ranges to the east of the present-day city, having drunk the blood of a bullock for lack of water.The author narrates a glum warning he received (and promptly ignored) against taking this route from a fellow at the Port Phillip Club - 'This person was of the tribe of those friends who revel in the misfortunes of their neighbours, who sit near the fire on cold blustering nights and hug themselves lovingly, feeling the comfort of their position... ' Needless to say the journey was filled with danger and hardship, yet the author writes with good humour about his experiences in a vast and barely explored wilderness. His account is rich with descriptions of contact and trading with Aboriginal tribes, and is filled with curious natural history details and observations. A little rubbed and marked yet a very good copy.

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        The Illustrated London News. January to December 1879.

      London. George C. Leighton. 1879. Two three-quarter leather bound volumes, 16 x 12 inches; January--June 620 pp; July--December 612 pp; index at front of each volume. Tipped-in centerfold illustrations. A number of newspapers have the term "Foreign Postage" printed beside the masthead on the front page. Also, a number of issues have a circular stamp about one inch in diameter identifying US library ownership and a date of acquisition.Volume One The January to June volume is tightly bound with contents in good condition, save for damage to two color plates. Of considerable interest in an ongoing illustrated series titled Rise and Progress of Illustrated Journalism, which documents origins in the early 1600s. There is extensive coverage of the Anglo-Zulu War (1879) and the concluding months of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880). Also, coverage of events that anticipate the first Boer War (1880). There are many double-page illustrations associated with the Zulu and Afghan Wars by artists such R. C. Woodville and Overend; one a massive fold-out pertaining to the Afghan conflict on sheet size 22 1/4 x 30 inches (tear in margin enters image 1 1/2 inches). Other illustrations depict examples of the Electric Light; Her Majesty's trip to Italy; the University Boat Race; Chinese Fortune Teller; the Dutch Arctic Expedition; Pitcairn Island; and much more. An exceptional volume dealing extensively with British military engagements in far-flung regions of the world, enhanced with exceptionally fine illustrations. Volume overall in very good condition, with tears to some pages. Volume Two The July to December volume are tightly bound with contents in good condition, save for damage to a color plate in the Christmas Number ("The Darling's Better") by Miss Edwards and another color plate ("Views on the Rhine") in the August 23 Supplement. In very good condition is the double-page "Christmas at Little Peopleton Manor" by Kate Greenaway and two other single-page color plates. There is also a full-page black and white Greenaway, "The Juvenile Christmas Party," in very good condition, and a full-page black and white F. Bernard illustration of Dickens' "Mr. Pickwick." The six month collection of weekly issues and numerous supplements places great textual and pictorial emphasis on the Zulu war in Africa (1879) and the second Anglo-Afghan War in Afghanistan (1878-1880). Greatest emphasis is placed on reportage relating to the Zulu war, with numerous double-page illustrations recording the major battles between the British and the Zulu whose King, Cetewayo, was ultimately forced to surrender. One of the most impressive of these illustrations is the black and white "March to Ulundi," which unfolds to 13 1/4 x 41 inches. Afghan illustrations depict Cabul, Candahar, Afghan military, and various military engagements. Other illustrations include the "new steam-ship Orient," which operated on the UK-Australia route; yacht racing; two pages depicting the premises of the Illustrated London News in London; new machinery featured at the Royal Agricultural Society's International Exhibition; Coursing; Irish Sketches; Sketches of Gypsy Life; Torpedo Warfare; Eddystone Lighthouse; an illustration showing recent inventions which include Edison's telephone; and much more.

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        The Fallen Leaves.

      London, Chatto and Windus. 1879. First Edition. 3 volumes, crown octavo. Bound in full tan calf, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt inner dentelles, recently respined to style with burgundy and green title labels. Half titles to all 3 volumes. Internally clean and fresh. Slight paper damage to two leaves of volume II (not affecting text). Original cloth bound in at the rear. A highly attractive set in a strong binding. One of Wilkie Collins' later novels, more aimed at encouraging social change than entertainment.

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        Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology. 2nd Series - Vol. 1-16

      London: Linnean Soc., 1879-1914. 16 vols, numerous lithographic plates (some hand-col), text figs. Hardback. Very nice run bound in recent uniform buckram, with leather title-pieces to spines. Originally from the library of Edward Heron-Allen, F.R.S. (1861-1943); each volume bears a label to the endpaper, 'Presented to the library of the Department of Zoology, British Museum (Natural History), by Edward Heron-Allen, F.R.S.' A few neat ink stamps. Lacks vol. 11(3) - Foraminifera of the West of Scotland, by Heron-Allen & Earland. With numerous lithographic plates (some hand-col, several of birds by Keulemans).

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        Aus Den Alpen. Ansichten Aus Der Alpenwelt Nach Original-Gemalden von Franz Alt.

      Wien. Eduard Holzel. No date. [ Ca. 1879]. 25 chromolithographic plates, images approximately 10 1/2 x 15 inches mounted as issued on sheet size 16 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches, loose in decorative card portfolio with cloth spine. Portfolio cloth spine split: covers loose and worn with abrasions, cloth tie at right missing, a few notations in thick pen on inner front cover. The majority of the plates are in very good condition with light scattered foxing to card supports. There is heavier foxing to the margins of the following plates: Konigsspitze, Ausfluss aus dem Raiblsee, Gosausee, Bruneck, Kufstein, Hintersee, Hallstadter-See. One inch tear at edge of card support of plates Salzburg, Ausfluss aus dem Raibl, well outside plate. Some tissue paper adhesion to plates Castell Tenno, Konigsspitze, Gosausee, Ferleiten (little abrasion to right edge of image), Rosengarten bei Bozen. Three plates have pinholes just above and beneath the image; chip to upper right corner of Gosausee. Handsome, large chromolithographs on textured paper after paintings by Franz Alt (the majority), J. Varonne, Ad. Waagen, A. Hansch, Carl Hasch, Carl Moser, E. Mahlknecht, A. Podesta, and A. Kappis. The views are titled on a small paper label glued to the verso of the sheets, although the titles are not always exactly the same as on the title page listing. Titles as marked on verso of plates are: Berchtesgaden (lightest foxing to plate), Innsbruck, Hallstadter-See, Salzburg (view of Kapuzinerberg), Riva am Garda-See, Konig-See, Ferleiten, Kufstein, Ober-see, Bruneck, Zell am See, Hintersee, Castell Tenno, Bucht Von Balanza (corrected in pencil to Pallanza), Salzburg (Vorstadt Stein), Ausfluss aus dem Raiblsee, Konigsspitze, Monte Cristallo, Gosausee, Partenkirchen (titled "Zugspitze im Baierischen Hochgebirge" on title page) Rosengarten bei Bozen, Velder-See, Grundelsee, Hohenschwangau, Traunkirchen. No date of publication in the portfolio, but a date of 1879 is given in the copy (with 8 plates) held by Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek / Klassik Stiftung Weimar. Another copy with 21 plates is located at Cambridge University Library. A scarce and beautiful record.

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         Traité de cristallographie géométrique et physique. Cristallographie physique.

      Paris, Dunod, 1879-1884, 2 vol. in 8° et un atlas in 4°, de 372pp. avec 282 figures in t. et 599 pp. avec 184 figures in t. et 8 planches h.t. en chromolitho., 2ff. et ill. de 9 planches doubles en deux couleurs pour l'atlas, rel. demi-chagrin rouge époque pour les 2 vol. de texte et en demi-percal. noire à coins pour l'atlas avec couv. rapportée au 1er plat, qq. cachets. Bon exemplaire. Edition originale rare complète, les deux volumes ayant parus à 15 ans d'intervalle, et surtout avec l'atlas qui manque souvent. Fr. E. Mallard est le continuateur avec Auguste Bravais des travaux de René Just Haüy et J. B. Romé de L'Isle. Titulaire de la chaire de minéralogie de l'École nationale supérieure des mines, il développa une théorie des groupements cristallins et des corps pseudo-symétriques, dans la lignée des travaux de Bravais. On lui doit aussi l'invention avec Michel-Lévy du microscope polarisant. Son nom fut donné à la "mallardite", un sulfate hydraté de manganèse. ¶ DSB IX. p.58 "A key figure in the French school of crystallography and a bridge from Bravais to Friedel, Mallard was described as having ... definitely displaced the center of gravity of crystallography that, thereafter, could not be cultivated as a descriptive science, but was elevated to the rank of rational science"

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        Le coffret de santal

      Tresse. Second edition, first for some parts, 46 pieces appearing here for the first timeA rare autograph inscription from Charles Cros to Gustave OllendorffSmall lack at head of spine, wormholes to covers, a few small marginal spots. Tresse Paris 1879 12x19cm broché

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

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

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        Thèses présentées a la Faculté des sciences de Paris pour obtenir le grade de docteur des sciences mathématiques. 1re These. Sur les propriétés des fonctions définies par les équations aux différences partielles. 2e These. Propositions données par la Faculté. Soutenues le 1er aout 1879, devant la commission d'examen.

      First edition Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1879. A fine copy, with the original printed wrappers, of Poincaré's thesis for his doctorate in science from the University of Paris. "Poincaré's doctoral thesis [was] on differential equations (not on methods of solution, but on existence theorems), which led to one of his most celebrated contributions to mathematics-the properties of automorphic functions" (Boyer & Merzbach, History of Mathematics, p. 675). "The theory of differential equations and its applications to dynamics was clearly at the center of Poincaré's mathematical thought; from his first (1878) to his last (1912) paper, he attacked the theory from all possible angles and very seldom let a year pass without publishing a paper on the subject" (DSB XI: 56). "Poincaré's thesis, which was examined by Bouquet, Bonnet and Darboux, concerned the study of integrals of first-order partial differential equations in the neighbourhood of a singular point. It was his second paper of the theory of differential equations and, as Hadamard remarked, it contained a strong pointer towards his future success with the topic and its applications to celestial mechanics: 'Even Poincaré 's thesis contained a remarkable result which was destined later to provide him with a powerful tool in his researches in celestial mechanics.' "Looked at in the context of the theory of differential equations already in existence at the time, Poincaré's thesis was the natural convergence of two streams of thought. On the one hand, Cauchy, and later Kovalevskaya, had applied Cauchy's method of majorants to obtain results about the solutions of partial differential equations in the neighbourhood of an ordinary point, while on the other, Briot and Bouquet. and later Fuchs, using similar methods, had studied the solutions of ordinary differential equations in the neighbourhood of a singular point. Poincare followed both Cauchy, by considering the solutions of partial differential equations, and Briot and Bouquet, by considering these solutions in the neighbourhood of a singular point" (June Barrow-Green, Poincaré and the three-body problem, Vol. 2, p. 44). "The development of mathematics in the nineteenth century began under the shadow of a giant, Carl Friedrich Gauss; it ended with the domination by a genius of similar magnitude, Henri Poincaré. Both were universal mathematicians in the supreme sense, and both made important contributions to astronomy and mathematical physics... Poincaré remains the most important figure in the theory of differential equations and the mathematician who after Newton did the most remarkable work in celestial mechanics" (DSB XI: 52). Large 4to (262 x 210 mm), pp [iv] 93 [3], bound in a fine recent half cloth binding over marbled boards, gilt morocco title label to spine, original brown printed wrappers with bound (small hole to the front wrapper, paper flaw?), a fine copy copy.

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        Christophe Colomb

      Victor Palmé. First illustrated edition of 5 chromolithographies, a color card, all pages in a wide framing engraved with marine scenes, landscape, monument ... The effect of these frames is quite extraordinary when in addition there considers that it is renewed every page.Editor Cardboard half red shagreen Victor Palmé Paris 1879 19,5x28,8cm 580pp. relié

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        Roland furieux

      Librairie Hachette et Cie. First printing illustrations of Gustave Doré, one of the 50 copies on Whatman. Librairie Hachette et Cie Paris 1879 33,5x48cm relié

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        The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha...

      Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1879. Four volumes, large octavo, 37 engravings (including the four frontispieces); a handsome set bound in half crushed morocco with marbled boards, spines gilt with raised bands, top edge gilt. An attractive set of Cervantes' masterpiece, translated from Spanish by P. A. Motteux in 1705 and including the Life of Cervantes. This edition is renowned for its 37 etchings by Adolphe Lalauze (1838-1906), a French illustrator born in Bank-de-Gier, also known for his Gulliver's Travels. Lalauze was famous for his genre scenes. "It was in France that the [late nineteenth century] revival of etching was the most fruitful. Adolphe Lalauze... is among the most prominent of the etchers who must be remembered for their illustrated books. Also in France, there developed the custom of issuing éditions de luxe for limited circulation with sets of etched illustrations in two or more states" (Harthan, History of the Illustrated Book, p. 228). Some mild offsetting.

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        Las Hadas del Mar. Cuentos de Mágia. Tomo I and II (Volume I and II).

      Barcelona. Celestino Verdaguer. 1879. TWO VOLUMES. 61 chromolithographic plates with tissue guards, all edges gilt, 480pp 478pp, index at rear of each volume, 11 1/4 x 8 inches, decorative embossed red cloth covered boards with decorative gilt spine (hardbound). Covers lightly soiled; some tissue guards badly torn, tissue adhering to some plates, foxing to first and last few pages of each volume and sporadically through the text, scattered foxing to plates (mainly outside image area of the plates) but the plates are rich and bright. Still overall in very good condition. Stories of sea fairies and tales of magic written by José Feliu y Codina with beautiful and richly colored chromolithographic illustrations by Mr. J. Simon. Feliú y Codina was a playwright known for naturalistic regional dramas as well as for authoring opera librettos. His early works were in Catalan but his reputation was made with dramas and other literary works written in Spanish. Text in Spanish. REDUCED FROM $1250.

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        Un capitaine de quinze ans

      J. Hetzel. Edition illustrated drawings by Meyer, engraved by Barban. Catalog AB for the year 1880.Cardboard editor to both elephants brick color (orange). spine three decorated pedestals. Macaron cold round on the second flat, with registered cold bottom left Lenegre rel.Very nice first plate. Light stain in the cartridge. Back to somewhat tarnished gold. lovely second course. Fresh copy, completely free of foxing. Sheet 103 detached. Nice copy overall.Adventure novel devoted to the question of "slavery, especially the slave trade by Africans themselves. C" is one of the best stories of Verne, one where the narrative is the most complete. J. Hetzel Paris 1879 Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm) 376pp. relié

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        La pitié suprême

      Calmann Lévy. Original edition.Binding half sorrow midnight blue with corners, back with four nerves set with gold dotted boxes decorated with double gold embellished with arabesques and side with golden stars, date and "ex. J. Drouet "golden Length, marbled paper plates, paper contreplats guards and the tank cover and spine preserved (marginal restorations dishes), gilded head, bookplates Pierre Duchy pasted on a guard, elegant binding signed René Aussourd.Exceptional autograph signed by the author Juliette Drouet, the great love of his life:« Premier exemplaireà vous, ma dame. V. »Composed in 1857, this long philosophical poem about the Revolution was originally intended to complete the Legend of the Centuries. Victor Hugo finally published in 1879 to mark its position in favor of the Communards.Plea for the abolition of the death penalty, the Supreme Pity illustrates one of the first and most fervent political struggles of Hugo, he still leads to the dawn of its 80 years, "if my name means something these fatal years where we are, it means Amnesty "(letter to the citizens of Lyon, 1873).Confronting Hugo and Machiavelli, JC Fizaine emphasizes intellectual rigor of the poet in the service of humanity erected universal principle: "Machiavelli is for those who want to become princes. Hugo is intended to begin the peoples that have suffered tyranny: it is the Supreme Pity, that defines what should remain immutably sacred, human life without hatred, resentment, the memory of past suffering to allow violate this prohibition, under pain of not being able to create any political regime and falling back on this side of civilization. "(Victor Hugo thinker of secularism - the cleric, priest and citizen)It is with Juliette Drouet he leads this last fight. Published in February 1879, shortly after installing Avenue d'Eylau, The Supreme Pity seems a political echo the new legitimacy conquered by the two old lovers after fifty years of guilty love. The ultimate battle Hugo in favor of amnesty and forgiveness resonates in his emotional life like the poem he composed on the death of Juliette in 1883:"On my grave, you will like great glory,The deep memory, loved, fought,Of a love that was foul and became under ... "Very nice copy well established and extraordinary provenance, more desirable than one might wish. Calmann Lévy Paris 1879 15x24cm relié

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        Four sets of instructions for the game Lanrick invented by Dodgson. Comprising the first two printings of the game (16 January & 20 February 1879), the first with Dodgson's autograph additions and corrections, together with the second "official" edition [July 1881], and a cyclostyled copy of Dodgson's autograph instructions for the game (25 October 1880).

      [N.p. N.p.], 1879-81. Provenance: The January 1879 printing is Dodgson's own copy with his autograph emendations. The other two printings are the copies of Dodgson's child friend Agnes Caroline Smith: the February 1879 printing is signed by her (evidently the hand of a child), and the 1881 printing is inscribed to her by Dodgson. Agnes Smith was the daughter of Charles Smith (d. 1869), vicar of Tarrington, and his wife, Frances Elizabeth (née Boddington) (b. 1834). Dodgson writes in his Diaries of the day he met Agnes and her family on 6 September 1877: "Met Mr. Dymes with a friend (over from Brighton for the day) Mrs. Smith, with two girls (Agnes and Gracille, 10 and 8) and a boy, Reginald: Agnes is beautiful." A unique collection comprising four extraordinarily rare documents relating to Dodgson's invention of Lanrick, a chessboard game for two players. 1) First edition, dated 16 January 1879, with the title A Game for Two Players. Only one other copy of this earliest printing is known, that in the Parrish collection (see Williams & Green, The Lewis Carroll Handbook, 1970, no. 135). Dodgson records the receipt of ten proof copies on 11 February 1879, "in nearly its final state, I hope". The sheet is annotated by Dodgson, who added the game's title, and made corrections in manuscript in his customary violet ink: "Lanrick. 'The muster-place be Lanrick mead'"; Rule 1 was altered from "The men are set alternately, on any border-squares" to "The Players set their men, in turn, on any border squares". 2) Second edition, dated 20 February 1879. This variant is unknown to bibliographers (no other copy recorded). The alterations made by Dodgson to the first issue are printed here. 3) "Second" (i.e., fifth? - see below) edition, inscribed presentation copy from Dodgson to Agnes Smith, with "July 1881" inscribed to verso in violet ink (presumably in Dodgson's hand). The "second" edition appeared in the August 1881 edition of Charlotte Yonge's Monthly Packet. 4) A cyclostyled copy of the manuscript for the game, dated 25 October 1880, and written by Dodgson in violet ink. Dodgson invented this game in 1878. It is first mentioned in his diary on 31 December, 1878, where he calls it "my new invention, Natural Selection, afterwards called Lanrick." Dodgson was well acquainted with Darwin's theory, having served on the reception committee for the scientists visiting Oxford in 1860 for the famous "apes and angels" debate (which he may well have attended). In 1874 Charles read Mivart's Genesis of Species (1871), "a most interesting and satisfactory book, showing, as it does, the insufficiency of 'Natural Selection' alone to account for the universe, and its perfect compatibility with the creative and guiding power of God." "Charles made a modest bow toward "Natural Selection" when he invented a chessboard game that, in 1878, he called first by that name (he later changed it to Lanrick), and in which of course the winner is the survivor of the fittest" (Cohen, p. 352). The name Dodgson finally settled upon derived from "The muster-place be Lanrick-Mead," a line in Sir Walter Scott's poem The Lady of the Lake. Lanrick Mead, a valley in the Scottish Highlands, was the place at which the poem's tragic hero, Sir Roderick Dhu, gathered his men for the battle against the King of Scotland, James V. Lanrick Mead thus echoes the "rendezvous" which play an important role in the game (see below). The game is played on a chessboard, each player having five men; the other requisites are a die and dice box, and something (such as a coin) to mark a square. The interior of the board, excluding the border squares, is regarded as containing six rows and six columns. It must be agreed which is the first row and first column. In the earliest printed version, the rules are given as follows: 1. The men are set, alternately, on any border-squares. 2. The die is thrown twice, and a square marked accordingly, the first throw fixing the row, the second, the column; the marked square, with the eight surrounding squares, forms the first "rendezvous", into which the men are to be played. 3. The men move like chess-queens; in playing for the first "rendezvous", each Player may move over six squares, either with one man, or dividing the move among several. 4. When one player has got all his men into the "rendezvous" the other must remove from the board one of his men that has failed to get in; the die is then thrown for a new "rendezvous", for which each Player may move over as many squares as he had men in the last "rendezvous", and one more. 5. If it be found that either Player has all his men already in this new "rendezvous", the die must be thrown again, till a "rendezvous" is found where this is not the case. 6. The Game ends when one Player has lost all his men. The rules of the game changed significantly in subsequent iterations. In a letter to one of his child friends, May Forshall (1867-1937), Dodgson wrote: Do you ever play at games? Or is your idea of life "breakfast, lessons, dinner, lessons, tea, lessons, bed, lessons, breakfast, lessons" and so on? It is a very neat plan of life, and almost as interesting as being a sewing-machine or a coffee-grinder. (By the way, that is a very interesting question--please answer it-- which would you like most to be, of those two things?) To return to the subject, if you ever do play games, would you see how you like my new game 'Lanrick'? I have been inventing it for about two months, and the rules have been changed almost as often as you change your mind during dinner, when you say "I'll have meat first and then pudding--no, I'll have pudding first and then meat--no, I'll have both at once--no, I'll have neither." To return to the subject, if you can think of any improvement in the Rules, please tell me. Do you know the way to improve children? Re-proving them is the best way. (Gardner states that this letter was written in 1870, but this must clearly be an error; possibly 1879 was meant.) The printing history of the game has not been fully elucidated. On February 11, 1879, Dodgson received the first proofs of his single-page anonymous leaflet, "A Game for Two Players," dated January 16, 1879 (item 1). The game's name is not printed on the sheet, but two months later Dodgson issued an expanded set of rules in a two-page anonymous pamphlet titled Lanrick. A Game for Two Players (item 2). Gardner includes an illustration of another two-page version dated March 1, 1879, in which the list of rules has grown from six to ten. Gardner also illustrates a version with Carroll's name printed at the end, dated December 1880 in manuscript, in which we are back to six rules. In July or August 1881 a slightly reworded two-page version, again with the same title, was issued anonymously (item 3); this is stated to be the "second edition". Finally, Gardner illustrates a two-page version dated October 1881, unsigned, and stated as the "third edition". Possibly our items 1) and 2), and Gardner's version dated March 1, 1879, are unpublished proofs, the first publicly available edition being Gardner's version dated December 1880. The game's definitive version was provided in the booklet Syzygies and Lanrick: A Word Puzzle and a Game, published in 1893 with Lewis Carroll's name as the author. A second edition, with small changes, came out later that year. Both parts of the book are reprinted in The Lewis Carroll Picture Book. Williams-Madan-Green-Crutch 135; 142; Cohen, Lewis Carroll: A Biography, 1995; Gardner, The Universe in a Handkerchief: Lewis Carroll's Mathematical Recreations, 1996. Together three single sheets and one bifolium (some light foxing and creasing, the bifolium with some chips and tears to extremities). Housed in a black linen chemise and black quarter morocco and cloth slipcase.

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        Examen critique d'un écrit posthume de Claude Bernard sur la fermentation....

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1879. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (224 x 139 mm). xxiv, 156 pp., text illustrations and two engraved plates by Felizat. Original printed wrappers bound in. Fine cherry-colour full morocco binding by Canape.R.D dated 1926, spine with 5 raised bands gilt-lettered in first compartment, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, morocco turn-ins with gilt-ruled borders. Provenance: Victor Hugo. Carte de visite by Louis Pasteur and small portrait photograph sticked to second blank leaf. ----Norman 1660; Cushing P142; Heirs of Hippocrates 1900; Osler 1552. - FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY PASTEUR on the half-title: "A monsieur Victor Hugo, de l'Academie francaise, Hommage de profond respect, L. Pasteur." A rare instance, linking two of the greatest French men of the 19th century: one of the founders of modern medicine, Louis Pasteur, and the literary giant Victor Hugo, author of Les misérables or Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Louis Pasteur arguably was a great admirer of Victor Hugo. In a manuscript dated February 7, 1885, just a few months before the death of the great poet, he writes: "L'enfant sublime, comme l'a nomme Chateaubriand, a merite d'etre appele le sublime vieillard. Devant cette glorieuse longevite, la France donne un beau spectacle. Son acclamation est un cri de patriotisme." Whereas Victor Hugo was elected a member of the Academie francaise on January 7, 1841 at the age of just 39, Pasteur became a member of this academy rather late, on December 8, 1881, a few days before his 60th birthday. The academy was an exclusive society made up of 40 of France's most important people. We know of at least one other copy of this book containing a dedication by Pasteur to a member of the Academie, Émile Littré, with an almost identical wording: "A monsieur Littre, de l'Academie francaise, Hommage de profond respect, L. Pasteur." Could it be possible that Pasteur presented copies of his book to members of the Academie to gain support for his election campaign? Regarding the book itself, Pierre Bertholet, an opponent of Pasteur's controversial theory of fermentation, published a posthumous and unauthorized version of some notes by Claude Bernard, a supporter of Pasteur's, which claimed to have isolated a soluble chemical produced by yeast that caused fermentation, in contrast to Pasteur's theory. Pasteur's bitter reply strengthened his conviction that fermentation was life without air, a belief he held until Eduard Buchner isolated a soluble alcoholic ferment in 1897. Near Fine....

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        La pitié suprême

      Michel Lévy. 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! " Michel Lévy Paris 1879 15,5x23,5cm relié

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        Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Huron,Ontario.

      Toronto. Compiled Drawn and Published from PersonalExaminations and Surveys by H. Belden & Co. 1879.. Hardcover. folio. 44cm, the firstedition, xxiv,86p., being 77 lithographed plates and illustrations, maps,colour maps, city plans, plus patron's directory of the county of Huron,in the original half black leather, pebbled cloth boards, gilt blocktitles in blind stamped decorated borders on the upper cover repeated inblind on the bottom board, expertly rebacked, new inner linen hinges,which are somewhat brittle, a very good to fine copy of the now scarceoriginal edition. (ewc) The county was named in 1841 after the HuronTract, an area in western Upper Canada purchased by the Canada Companyin 1826. The million-acre tract fronted on the eastern shore of LakeHuron, which took its name from a confederacy of five Iroquoian tribesbased in the area of Midland and Orillia. Their name in French signified boar's head' or ruffian', because their hair stood up in bristles. Detailed list of maps on request. .

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