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        Oeuvres.

      Paris: J. Hetzel & Cie, A. Quantin,, 1880?. 36 volumes, octavo (237 x 154 mm). Contemporary brown quarter morocco, titles to spines gilt, raised bands ruled in black, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Pages browned, spines and corners rubbed, a very good set. A handsomely bound collection of Hugo's works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [NURSERY SPECIMEN BOOK FROM CHASE BROTHERS NURSERY IN ROCHESTER]

      Rochester, N.Y., 1880. 164 leaves consisting of 157 chromolithograph plates and seven photomechanical plates (one handcolored, one with text on verso). Oblong 12mo. Later 20th-century calf, boards and spine gilt, "The Chase Nurseries" gilt on front cover. Some plates abraded with slight loss due to earlier adhesion of leaves, some plates lightly worn at edges. A few plates cracking near inner gutter, one plate torn (bottom half lacking). A good copy. A specimen book of fruits and flowers compiled for the Chase Brothers Nursery Company of Rochester, consisting primarily of chromolithograph plates printed by two firms in that city, the Rochester Lithography Company and the Stecher Lithography Company. The volume also includes seven photomechanical plates showing the nursery's buildings, orchards, and specific products. There is no titlepage, but the first two leaves are both photomechanical reproductions with the caption "The Chase Nurseries The R.G. Chase Company." Other photomechanical plates also include the firm's name. A good copy of a turn-of-the century nursery specimen book, displaying examples of both chromolithographic and photographic reproduction techniques.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Photos - Signature Stamped Original Albumen Prints of Rio De Janeiro

      BrBrazil, 1880. Rio de Janeiro, 1880s. Selection of eight (8) large original albumen print photographs, five (5) of which are the work of acclaimed Brazilian photographer Marc Ferrez, four of these bearing his embedded signature stamp. Photographs mounted recto and verso to four period heavy cardstock leaves, most with embedded captions in French and Portuguese. Photographs vary slightly in size, the smallest measuring approximately 20,5 x 16 cm, and the largest measuring approximately 13,5 x 19 cm. Small nicks and one tear to the three images taken by unidentified photographers, otherwise in Very Good Condition, the Ferrez photographs clean and Very Good Condition retaining strong impression. For decades Ferrez captured spectacular imagery of a rapidly changing city. In doing so, he effectively created the most important visual documentation undertaken in the country of Brazil. The present lot features some of his most iconic work, seldom found in original condition. Photographs by Marc Ferrez are as follows: ? Entrance to Guanabara Bay showing the city of Rio de Janeiro and the summit of Corcovado ? A horse-drawn tram carrying passengers over a bridge towards Corcovado Peak (some fifty years before the construction of its famous statue) ? Avenue of Royal Palms (Jardin Botanique allée des palmiers) ? A distant view of Corcovado Peak as seen from hillside on the Aqueduct Road. ? The Pont de Sylvestre (Ponte do Silvestre), most likely taken in 1884 after its construction, showing the first steam trolley descending the track to the bottom of Corcovado Mountain, possibly its very first passage. [The Corcovado Train (Trem do Corcovado), as it is called today, is a rack railway in Rio de Janeiro, travelling from Cosme Velho to the summit of the Corcovado Mountain at an altitude of 710 m. (2,329 ft.). The steam powered line was opened by Emperor Dom Pedro II on 9 October 1884, and became the first railway in Brazil to operate on electricity when it was converted in 1910. Popular for its magnificent views over the city and beaches of Rio in the late 1800s, today, the summit is also known for its statue of Christ the Redeemer which was erected in 1931.] Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Marc Ferrez (1843-1923) is considered one of the greatest photographers of his time. His entire adult life was dedicated to the art. The son of a French sculptor, he was sent to Paris to study his craft, returning to Rio de Janeiro as an apprentice to photographer Franz Keller of Germany. In 1865, Ferrez opened his own photography studio where he specialized in landscape and natural history. His work became so popular that Emperor Dom Pedro II decided to fund his work so that he might expand his art and enterprise (The emperor was an amateur photographer and a man of extreme wealth). The Emperor also made Ferrez "photographer of the Royal Navy" owing to his superior skill of neutralizing the ships' movements. A fire destroyed his studio after only eight years in operation. Ferrez subsequently traveled to France to purchase a new camera, and upon his return to Brazil began to focus on images of slaves working on plantations, as well as rural landscapes. From 1875-76 Ferrez joined American Charles Frederick Hartt on a geological and geographic expedition to the inner province of Bahia. It was during this trip Ferrez took pictures of indigenous Botocudo tribe, and also mastered the art of panoramic views. In 1876, he entered his ethnological photographs into the Exhibition of the Century in Pennsylvania, and won a gold medal. Ferrez reestablished a studio, taught photography, and operated a photographic supply house. Throughout the 1870s and 1880s he exhibited his work in Europe and in the United States of America. In 1904 he displayed in the World Fair held in St. Louis, being the only photographer to receive a gold medal. In 1907, he opened his own picture house in Rio de Janeiro, the Pathé Cinema. Marc Ferrez's most desired works were those of Brazilian landscapes and man-made engineering seen in Brazil, such as those included here. The three remaining albumens illustrate the Pedra da Gávea (Gávea Rock) as seen from a dirt road in Tijuca Forest, a harbor view with numerous large vessels flanking the shores of a colonial city, and a large group of foreign visitors. The photographer of these views are not identified, and may also be the works of Ferrez. At the time of these photographs, Rio de Janeiro was the capital of the Empire of Brazil, a 19th-century state that roughly comprised the territories which form modern Brazil and Uruguay. It 1889 It became capital of the Republic of Brazil, and by then was already a considerable community. At the time of the 1890 census, it had more than 520,000 inhabitants, ranking it as the largest city in Brazil and one of the larger cities in the world. . Very Good.

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        Groupe d'habitants de Gaza

      ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, 22,8 x 28,2 cm, on mount, signed in the plate, photograph no 687. KEYWORDS:palestine/gaza/photo

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        Japanese laquer - album with 50 original photograohs.

      ca. 1880. Original photographs, albumen prints, handcoloured, ca. 19,5 x 24,5 cm. Very fresh coloured photographs of Uyeno Tea House, Wysteria, Takinogawa, Yokahama, Nikko, Kamakura, Miyanoshita, Hakone, Hakone Lake, Fujiyama, Kioto, Nara, Osaka, Akinomiyajima, Nagasaki, Postraits and images of Geisha - life, proffesions, fishing women, acrobats, etc. With very nice and atractive, handcolouring pictures in the corners of every page (2, 3, or 4), showing landscape - views, birds, flowers, butterflies, figures, etc. Binding with gilt, red, blue and braun colouring flowers with owl for a full moon on a braun - cloloured background. At the backside a rabbit with stirrer in a vase, for a full moon. Cloth rebacked. KEYWORDS:japan/photo

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        A Tramp Abroad

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1880. First edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. Frontispiece portrait of the author, frontispiece, and 328 illustrations. Original gilt- and blind-decorated black cloth (pale waterstaining in upper outer corner of each board [heavier on the back and on associated leaves at end], some other pale staining, spine slightly toned, the gilt on the cover fresh and bright). FIRST EDITION, the frontispiece in FIRST STATE captioned "Moses" [not "Titian's Moses"], portrait in State B, the sheets State A [bulking 1 5/8"], the cover stamping in State B [no priority]. Despite the condition defects noted, a good copy of one of Clemens's most important novels, unrestored. BAL 3386.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        ORNEMENTS DE LA PERSE. Recueil de dessins pour l'art et l'industrie, gravès par Eugène Collinot et Adalbert de Beaumont.

      Canson et Cie. 1880 In folio max. (mm. 630x450), cartella muta con legacci contenente, a fogli sciolti: 2 cc.nn. (frontespizio e Indice delle tavole), 60 magnifiche tavole in cromolitografia che raffigurano motivi ornamentali persiani, 1 c.nn. (colophon con - manoscritto - ?Tiré a quinze Exemplaires? / N. 11). Questi bellissimi disegni cromolitografici mettono in evidenza l'armonioso stile decorativo islamico applicato a varie arti e particolarmente alle ceramiche, ai tessuti, alle carte da parati, ai vetri e alle vetrate, agli smalti, ai tappeti e anche ai manoscritti e alle armature. Solo il frontespizio e l'ultima carta di colophon sono stati rinforzati ai bordi, altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Moyo-no-hon [Book of Designs.]

      Kyoto: , c.1880. Folio (470 × 335 mm). Original card wraps, attractively streak-patterned in terracotta, calligraphic title on front and rear wraps, old draper's label at upper margin, punch sewn at gutter margin along spine in Japanese style, wraps lined with gilt-flecked paper. 21 hand-painted designs on thick paper-stock, 6 with gilt flakes. A little rubbed, worn at the edges, slightly damped on the lower edge of the upper wrap, occasional minor paint smudging onto the facing blank, remains very good. Sumptuous design manuscript for early Meiji-era formal furisode kimonos which were often, as here, hand painted with rinpa-style designs on beautiful yuzen, dye-resist, dyed fabrics. The typically nature-based imagery includes exquisitely-rendered land- and sea-scapes, cranes in flight, a burnished old gold sunset over pines, striking flower- and leaf-based designs, which emerge as if from broken cloud against the richly coloured backgrounds. All are presented draped over a black and gold lacquer hanging rail suspended from a vermilion silk cord with heavy tassel. The manuscript was executed during the late 1870s, a time when demand for kimonos was rapidly growing, not only had the craze for all things Japanese opened up a voracious export market, but at home the relaxation of Tokugawa sumptuary laws offered vastly expanded opportunities at home. Visually highly appealing. (see Maria Mallett, Collectors' Kimonos; Boettcher, The Kimono Imagined; A History of the Kimono, Edo Period (1615-1868), Victoria & Albert Museum).

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        Femme arabe.

      - ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, 28,7 x 22,9 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:palestine/photo

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        Egyptiens lisant des contes arabes

      ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, 27,5 x 21,5 cm, signed and numbered No. 642. KEYWORDS:egypt/cairo/photo

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        Erotisches Scherz-Bildchen im fotografischen Carte de Visite Format.

      F. Fridrich, Prag 1880 - 2 kolorierte Fotografien auf Albuminpapier, auf Karton aufgeklebt. 103x64 mm. Fotografische Wiedergabe einer Zeichnung. "Eingetretener Hindernisse wegen kann die heutige Vorstellung nicht stattfinden" kündigt der Sprecher des Theaters an. Auf der Rückseite sehen wir die Hauptdarstellerin, wie sie auf dem Topf sitzt. Der Herausgeber ist auf der Vorderseite angegeben als: "Phot. u. Verlag v. F. Fridrich Prag." Franti?ek Fridrich (1829-1892) war ein bekannter Prager Fotograf, der auch Büros in der ganzen Welt unterhielt (Internet). Sehr gut erhalten. Gewicht: 0,01 kg. Shipping: See our shipping terms. Versand: Siehe unsere Versandbedingungen. ENGLISH SUMMARY: Erotic fun picture in the photographic carte de visite format. Photographic reproduction of a drawing. The theater announcer regrets that today's performance will not take place. Turning the card over we see the main actress sitting on the pot. The publisher is mentioned at the front as "Phot. u. Verlag v. F. Fridrich Prag." Franti?ek Fridrich (1829-1892), a well-known photographer from Prague, with offices all around the world (internet). 2 colored photographs (albumen prints) pasted on cardboard. Very good conservation. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Western Swallow-Tail

      W. Hart and J. Gould Western Swallow-Tail An original lithograph with later hand colouring for Gould's 'A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Hummingbirds', Supplement 1880-87 480 x 280 mm. £395

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        THE TRIBULATIONS OF A CHINAMAN

      UK. Sampson Low MarstonSearle& Rivington 1880 - Hardcover. First Edition, translated by Ellen E.Frewer. light blue-grey binding, gilt decor, some light wear & rubs to edges,and some rubs / wear to spine edges. ( see pictures ) some fading to the spine, when I purchased this book there was some loose pages, so I Have had the pages professionally re-sewn, and the original staples removed, there is no sign of this work being done, it also has had new endpapers at some time. all page edges gilt, all illustrations are present, 49 listed plus an illustration to the title page, the illustration from page 217 is the frontispiece. illustrated by L.Benett. 262 pages, then a list of books by Jules Verne, then a 32 page catalogue which is dated April 1880. previous owners inscription to the half title page, some foxing, mainly to the endpapers, the odd mark here and there but overall quite a decent copy. Very Good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OLIVER TWIST. POLLOCK'S CHARACTERS & SCENES. With booklet.

      London, B. Pollock, 73 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, circa 1880.Circa 1880, approximately 172 x 220 mm, 6¾ x 8½ inches, 23 hand coloured sheets as required: 6 plates of characters, 13 plates of scenes, 1 set piece and 3 wings, plus original booklet with play and stage directions: 165 x 100 mm, 6½ x 3¾ inches, no wrappers called for, 16 pages of text including covers. Scenes 9 - 13 and the Set Piece were published by Redington from 73 Hoxton Street, formerly called 208, Hoxton Old Town. First sheet faintly browned, 1 or 2 pale fox spots to margins of a couple of plates, tiny amount of loss to lower right corner of Scene No.9 through erosion, just very slightly affecting the edge of the image corner (see image), same damage to upper left corner of Scene No.10 and to left margin of Scene No.11 but not affecting images, a couple of pale fox spots to upper cover of booklet, vertical dusty mark on pages 11 and 14, no loss of legibility. A very good plus complete set of sheets and with rare booklet. The play by G. Almar after Dickens, was first performed in 1838 at the Surrey and a juvenile drama version of it was issued by Redington before Pollock acquired his business from Redington in 1876. See Speaight, Appendice B. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        On a New Action of the Magnet on Electric Currents in the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, Fifth Series, Vol. 9 No. 55, March 1880, pp. 225-230

      - FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST WIDE PUBLICATION OF EDWIN HALL'S DISCOVERY OF THE HALL EFFECT, offered here as a handsome, leather bound extract; the entire March 1880 issue was extracted and is present. The Hall effect occurs when an electric current is placed in a magnetic field, causing a potential difference and a transverse field is created. By measuring the potential one can calculate the strength of the magnetic field. Hall's discovery is considered a "seminal and foundational experiment of condensed matter physics" (Armitage, Johns Hopkins University Notes on Hall Effect Experiments). Edwin Hall was an American physicist who, while, working on his doctoral thesis under Henry Rowland at Johns Hopkins, discovered the Hall Effect for which he is best known. In late 1879 and while still a graduate student, Hall published his findings in a small quarterly journal edited by some of the scientists under whom he studied at Johns Hopkins. That publication is considered the "preliminary notice" of the Hall Effect (Chien, The Hall Effect, 523). It is with his publication of the 1880 paper in the Phil Mag (offered here), that Hall's findings gained international attention.In 1878 and while at Hopkins, Hall read Maxwell's 1873 Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism. In it, Maxwell discussed the deflection of a electronic currents by a magnetic field and wrote "It must be carefully remembered that the mechanical forces which urges a conductor . acts, not on the electronic current, but on the conductor which carries it." The statement made no sense to Hall, who wrote that it was 'contrary to the most natural supposition' (Hall, 1879); Hall then asked the opinion of his thesis advisor, Henry Rowland, who agreed that he too was confused by and skeptical of Maxwell's statement; Rowland noted that he had once tried a quick experiment but had had no success in making reliable measurements. Following ideas of his own and suggestions by Rowland, Hall then began a series of experiments that would lead to the discovery of the effect that bears his name. The 'new action' referred to in the title of his paper was Hall's recognition of "the appearance of a transverse potential difference in a conductor, fixed in position with respect to a steady magnetic field applied at right angles to the current flowing in the conductor. This 'Hall voltage' (or Hall Effect) is perpendicular to both the current and the applied field" (Leadstone, "The Discovery of the Hall Effect", Phys Educ., 14, 1979). "What made the Hall effect a surprising discovery for its time (1879) is that it occurs under steady-state conditions, meaning that the voltage across the plate persists even when the current magnetic field are constant over time. When a magnetic field varies with time, voltages are established by the mechanism of induction, and induction was well understood in the late 19th century. Observing a short voltage pulse across the plate when a magnet was brought up to it, and another one when the magnetic field was removed, would not have surprised a physicist of that era. The continuous behavior of the Hall-effect, however, presented a genuinely new phenomenon" (Hall-Effect Physics, 1). "The Hall Effect is now a routine characterization technique for electronic properties of solids. It provides an introduction to computer acquisition, magnetic probes, and transport experiments in solid which are really the bread and butter of condensed matter experiments. It is only a slight overstatement to say that all other experiments one does in condensed matter are simply higher order experiments to shed light on interesting phenomena observed in transport" (Armitage). In addition to the technique itself, currently "Hall effect sensors are readily available from a number of different manufacturers, and may be used in various sensors such as rotating speed sensors (bicycle wheels, gear-teeth, automotive speedometers, electronic ignition systems), fluid flow sensors, current sensors,

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        Manuscrit autographe. Les Economistes.

      1880 ca 1880 - 3 feuillets in-8 manuscrits (11 x 18 cm). Ebauche inédite non signée, vraisemblablement le canevas d'un article à venir composé et disposé comme un poème en vers libres. 1. Il nous faut la liberté de discuter / L'Armée / Avoir raison trop tôt /Loi d'airain du salaire / des enfants dans les manufactures / Système de banque le peuple s'en fiche bien / Ils étaient la morale et la - depuis 3000 ans. / L'an 2000 ! Et bien après / Le monopole, le privilège. Bastiat même / se fâche. M. Molineau demande la liberté / Libre échange / Haine de l'Internationale et du peuple qui n'est qu'une idéd / Charité / Lyon, le drapeau noir sans parti / Mariage et collage d'idées bizarres / Leurs idées sont des faits non des préjugés. 2. Sans la Guerre nous serions plus avancés / association de grands capitaux/ Tolain / Ecole de Manchester / La bourgeoisie ruinée accepterait nos théories / Question d'argent est tout. C'est pourquoi on regrette tant de n'avoir pas pris la banque / Discuter la théologie / Peuple et déclassés / Le travail / C'est eux les chimériques ! La liberté ce qu'elle produit sans contradictions /Justice et justesse / Compas balance / On vient la facasser dans nos mains / Ils devraient nous protéger eux-mêmes. 3. Ce qui. [Fin du manuscrit].

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        Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt With Numerous Engravings on Steel and Wood Assisted by the most eminent Palestine Explorers, etc

      London: S.Virtue and Co., Ltd., n.d. (c. 1880s)., 1880. Quarto. 4 volumes bound as 2 in half brown oasis morocco leather, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, cloth boards, top edge gilt. Illustrated with 38 steel engraved plates plus 4 engraved vignette titles, 2 double page sepia maps and numerous further woodcut illustrations within the text. Some foxing to steel engravings and adjoining pages, as is usually found. Externally fine. A generously illustrated and very handsome set.

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        Aladdin or the Wonderful Lamp Pantomime Toybook

      New York: McLoughlin Bros., n.d., ca. 1880. Very good. Hardcover. Large thin 4to. Upper bard in full color chromolithography; rear board in single color and listing the five books in the Pantomime Series. 10pp of text, with the two remaining blanks serving as front and rear pastedowns. With a full color chromolithographed harlequinade inside with pages of varying sizes which tell the story of Aladdin as described in the text and as a stage production. Light wear to the corners; fingering soil; hinges neatly nearly invisibly mended ; spine partially perished but stable; still a very good copy.Rare.

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        Armorial Historique du Pays de Vaud. Seconde Edition par A. de Mandrot Colonel Federal.

      Lausanne: Rouge Et Dubois, 1880. - MANDROT, A[lphonse] De. Armorial Historique du Pays De Vaud. 4to. 32 chromolithographed plates (incl. title) & 1 leaf of text. Lausanne: Rouge Et Dubois, 1880. Second Revised and Enlarged Edition. Bound with Monaies Inedites et Imitations Italiennes [1866] And Imitations De Diverses Monnaies Suisses [1864] ----------------------------------------- Good condition – new spine with reasonably clean text and bright chromolithographs. Corners are original and therefore worn and aged. Some pages have closed tears. Marbled end papers and armorial gilt decoration to the front and rear boards as well as the front end paper [Philip Hammond]. Condition Report Externally see above and see photos Internally see above and see photos clean and tidy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of Nevada County California with Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks and Manufactories

      Thompson & West, Oakland 1880 - The margins are dampstained throughout including the margins of the plates and the Mexico portion of the map. Nevada County, California was an early mining center, including gold mining. Pages 170-206 describe the various mines in operation. Also there is an earlier chapter on the discovery of gold at Sutter's mill in nearby El Dorado County. Nevada City, the county seat, was once the third largest city in California. This work details the railroads, roads, bridges and public works of the county. Also, there is a chapter on the lost Donner Party with two plates. Howes N-60. Cowan II, p. 452. 105 lithograhed plates. hand-colored lithographed map of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah in 1880. 234pp. Oblong folio, contemporary 3/4 morocco, paper spine label worn, front cover slightly warped, title page torn and repaired, with no loss of text, front flyleaf chipped, several pages of text chipped in margin, several pages crudely repaired in margin with tape, not affecting plates, bottom of spine and edges of corners lightly worn and repaired. Oakland: Thompson & West, 1880. First Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sur les maladies virulentes, et en particulier sur la maladie appelée vulgairement choléra des poules. SS. 239-248. - Und: Derselbe. Sur le choléra des poules. SS. 952-958 und 1030-1033. In: Comptes rendus. de l'Académie des Sciences. Band 90.

      Paris Mallet-Bachelier 1880 - (27 x 21 cm). 1639 S. Mit Abbildungen. Halblederband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - Titel gestempelt. Einband leicht berieben, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB 10, 391; Garrison-Morton 2537; Grolier, Medicine 78; vgl. Norman 1661 (andere Ausgabe) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original Japanese Woodblock Print Book, Minkan Shihio Taizen Meiji Shin Hyakunin Isshu, Atlas and Almanac

      Tokyo, 1880. Paperback. Very Good. An outstanding and original Japanese woodblock print book Atlas and Almanac. Meiji 13 (1880). Original patterned paper covers, volume measures 6.5 by 9 inches (closed), in sewn binding with partial title slip. 304pp. with many colorful woodblock prints and maps, including: Double page full color map of the world with flag borders; Double page full color map of Japan w/ flag borders and insets of the disputed Northern Islands and the Kingdom of Ryukyu (Okinawa); A rare early Train Schedule; a rare Schedule of Ships; Postal Rate Tables; A double page map of Osaka; Double page map of Kyoto; Double page map of Tokyo; 21p Picture Dictionary; 6p full color prints on Japanese coinage; 4p full color prints on Japanese military orders and Decorations; and sections on Astronomy, Hyakunin Isshu, History, Geography, and other subjects. Very good. Wear to covers, loss to title slip. Contents are complete and the woodblocks bright, in good condition for the age. RARE, a beautiful example of Japanese woodblock art as applied to geography. Digital images available upon request.

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        OBERWITTELSBACH. "Stammschloss Oberwittelsbach von 1113 - 1209" und "Burgplatz Oberwittelsbach 1880". Zwei Ansichten.

      - Zwei Lithographien von Balthasar Lacher bei J. Hickl, Schrobenhausen, 1880, je ca. 24 x 36 cm. Lechner/Brandner, Aichach bey Wittelsbach S. 93; nicht bei Lentner. - Die breitrandigen und tadellos erhaltenen Blätter wurden als Widmungsexemplare des Verlages an Herzog Maximilian in Bayern verschickt. Gerollt in Pp.-Rolle der Zeit.

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        Seedsman's sample book of horticulture and floriculture, including fruits, flowers, and ornamental trees.

      Rochester, NY: J. W. Thompson & Co.,, [c.1880]. Octavo (223 x 149 mm when closed, 223 x 429 mm when opened). Contemporary brown grained skiver, paper label on front cover inscribed "John H. Norris", blue striped decorative cloth endleaves, brown linen hinges between the plate triptych sections, plates joined by purple cloth ribbons. 108 colour plates (97 hand-coloured theorem stencil plates, 11 chromolithographs, a number given a heightened sheen through the application of gum arabic); plate sizes 205 x 129 mm., arranged back-to-back as a triptych in rows of three mounted on white linen hinges, which when opened allows 6 plates to be viewed at a time. Light abrasions to binding, small bump on back cover, occasional offsetting, but in remarkably good condition. A scarce survival in an unusual format from one of the most important centres of the 19th century American nursery business: a seedsman's sample book, or "tree pedlar's" catalogue. The firm of J. W. Thompson & Co specialised in producing pocket size portfolios for nursery firms, or salesmen, tailoring them to the individual market in varieties of ornamental trees, fruits and flowers. This example includes large decorative conifers (including Scotch Pine and Norway Spruce) as well as deciduous varieties (including Weeping Mountain Ash and Kilmarnock Weeping Willow), many examples of fruit (three of pear, six of cherry, six plums and apricots, nine of grapes, one each of mulberry and huckleberry, rhubarb, four of strawberry, two of gooseberry, six of blackberry, raspberry and currant), and six of roses among other flowers. However, the main emphasis here is on apples, with 27 varieties illustrated. The original owner, John H. Norris was a nursery salesman who travelled the Willamette Valley of Oregon in the late 1870s and early 1880s, a period of tremendous growth in that region's apple orchards. These catalogues were expensive productions, and their owners were instructed not to allow customers (largely farmers who may have come straight from toiling in field and orchard) to handle them, and if that should happen and they should get soiled, then they were to have them trimmed and rebound. Many nurserymen would rebind their catalogues as often as every two years. This catalogue was obviously well cared for, the plates seeming to be entirely untrimmed. English-born John Wrigley Thompson (1826-1900) produced nurserymen's colour plates from 1876 until 1891, focussing initially on producing what is known as theorem stencil plates, a system that involved multiple overlays. "While they were at the forefront of modern promotional strategies like advertisements and catalogues, many nurseries also depended on the personal contact of nursery agents or 'tree pedlars' to extend horticultural interest... [and] plant peddling came into its own as a horticultural sales technique with the mid-nineteenth-century rise of commercial nurserymen... As plant peddling flourished, a new industry also developed to assist independent agents in their sales techniques. In 1858, Dellon Marcus Dewey, a Rochester bookseller, began producing brightly coloured illustrations of fruits, flowers, and ornamental trees that he called 'plates'. Taking his cue from nursery agents who used preserved fruit specimens, newspaper illustrations, or pictures clipped from horticultural magazines to illustrate their wares, Dewey reasoned that professional-looking illustrations would heighten customer interest and the pedlar's credibility" (Cheryl Lyon-Jenness, For Shade and For Comfort: Democratizing Horticulture in the Nineteenth-Century Midwest, 2004, pp. 135 & 137). "From the 1850s, as Rochester [NY] became an important centre of nursery gardening, another local industry grew up to provide illustrations of fruit, flowers, shrubs, trees, selections of which were used as catalogues by travelling 'tree peddlers' who sold plants from the nurseries they represented to farmers and gardeners in the territories they visited. The earliest illustrations of this kind were watercolours copied by local artists, but soon their production was made more efficient by the use of stencils to provide theorem paintings of flowers and fruit. Printed outlines or lithographs were also coloured by hand until chromolithographs added colour to the basic process, though even then they were often finished by hand" (Sandra Raphael, An Oak Spring Pomona, 1990, p.167). A wonderful example in terms of construction and vibrancy of colour and bearing a close relationship to the directness of American naïve art

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        Shogaku Jorei Shikizukai (Elementary Illustrated Etiquette Book For Young Women)

      Tokyo: Sonbe Okura, 1880. Orihon (accordion-fold). Very Good. Ginko (Heisichi Adachi). 12mo. Ukiyo-e woodblock book. Series of 10 beautiful accordian-bound hand-colored woodblock diptych illustrations depicting etiquette lessons at a 'finishing' school for young Japanese women. The book contains a series of illustrated 'how to' lessons regarding talking with elders, praying, opening doors, conducting a tea ceremony, playing Go, etc. The final illustration shows women receiving their certificates after completing the training. Light wear and soiling; some of the folds have small splits; looks like two have been reinforced with tissue or transparent archival tape. Ginko, who worked between 1873 and 1908 under several studio names, is best known for his prints in the ukiyo-e style as a member of the Utagawa school. He worked with a variety of subjects including depictions of beautiful women and actors, landscapes, book illustrations, and contemporary events. He was jailed and fined in 1889 for satirically depicting Emperor Meiji as a skeleton.

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        Indien in Wort und Bild. Eine Schilderung des Indischen Kaiserreiches. In zwei Bänden. Mit zahlreichen Illustrationen, ganzseitigen Holzschnitten auf Tafeln u. 1 gefalt. farb. Übersichtskarte im Anhang des zweiten Bandes.

      Leipzig: Heinrich Schmidt & Carl Günther 1880-1881 OLWd., vi, 253 S.; ix, 227 Seiten, 2°, Prachtvolle Einbände mit Reichverzierung auf Vorderdeckel und Rücken. Blindgeprägte Bordüre auf Hinterdeckel. Vergoldeter Schnitt, gemusterte Vorsätze. Beide Einbände wenig berieben und abgegriffen; erster Band ganz leicht gelockert, Hinterdeckel bei beiden Bänden wenig beschmutzt. Innen frisch und sauber. Stockfleckfreies Exemplar, sehr guter Zustand.Geographie, Reisebeschreibungen, Indien

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        Report on the royal Commissioners appointed to Inquire into the Sewwerage and Drainage of the City of Dublin, and other matters conceerned therewith,.

      Alexander Thom & Sons - 1880. Hardcover. 275pp including Index.complete with 7 folding maps .Folio.From the Library of the Public Record Office. . . . . from our Bookshop. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alice and Other Fairy Plays for Children

      London: W. Swan Sonnenschein and Allen,, 1880. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and vignettes to spine and front board in gilt and black, all edges gilt, cream coated endpapers. Frontispiece with tissue-guards, 7 plates, 4 pictorial initials by Mary Sibree, and music scores to accompany each play. An excellent copy. First edition of the first printed dramatic adaptation of the Alice stories, and the first version to appear without Tenniel's illustrations. The volume includes two illustrations of Alice and a picture initial of Alice by Mary Sibree. The play was "intended to be acted for children" (Cohen, p. 402) and includes scenes from both Alice books, together with musical settings for "Speak Roughly" and "Beautiful Soup". Having failed to engage Arthur Sullivan to write some songs for a musical production in 1877, Dodgson might have been expected to be protective of his copyright, but he proved amenable: in the preface the author writes, "I have to express my sincerest gratitude to Mr. Lewis Carroll for the permission to dramatize his charming story." On 6 November 1879 the author presented a copy to Dodgson, which he sent back for inscription: "I may candidly confess, it would be a much higher gratification to me to possess a copy given to me by the author, with my name written in it in her own hand". Ten years later, on 19 December 1889 he notes in his diary "Went over to Birmingham to see a performance of 'Alice' (Mrs. Freiligrath-Kroeker's version) at the High School."

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Ostende, 26. VII. 1880. - 5 SS. auf 4 Bll. 8vo. An einen Grafen (Rudolf Chotek?): "Lieber Graf! in den für mich unvergeßlichen Tagen, die wir zusammen in der herrlichen Fruska-Gora zubrachten, waren Sie so gut mich zu angagiren [!] ein anderesmal [!] wiederzukommen. Sie sagten damals, daß die Jagden in der Ludenhütte auf große Raubvögel im Herbste oder Winter sehr schön seien; und forderten mich auf Sie einmal um diese Zeit zu besuchen. Ich habe heuer das Project im November eine Reise durch Nordungarn behufe Bärenjagden zu unternehmen [.] Dürfte ich Sie dann auf der Heimreise in Futak besuchen? [.] Mich würde es ungemein freuen Sie wiederzusehen und mit Ihnen Ihre prächtigen Wälder durchstreifen zu können [.]". - Mit gepr. Briefkopf "Pavillon d'Ostende".

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        ENCICLOPEDIA AGRARIA ITALIANA. Opera redatta da agronomi delle diverse provincie. Illustrata con molte incisioni nel Testo e Tavole in Litografia. 1880-1882.

      U.T.E., Torino - Prima edizione. Opera completa in otto volumi. Cm.27,4x18,6. Pg.4804 complessive. Legature in mz.tela, con piatti e dorsi originali applicati alle coperte. Moltissime illustrazioni xilografiche nel testo. Testo su due colonne. Bruniture. Timbri di biblioteca estinta. Piano dell'Opera: Parte prima: "Storia dell'Agricoltura; Botanica; Climatologia; Meteorologia applicata all'Agricoltura; Fisiologia vegetale; Malattie delle piante cagionate da vegetali parassiti" (sei tavole fuori testo). Parte seconda: "Costruzioni rurali; Edifizi per l'irrigazione; Viabilità; Meccanica agraria". Parte terza: "Geologia e geognosia agraria; Il terreno e sua classificazione; Costituzione chimica delle piante; Elementi dell'atmosfera; Nutrizione delle piante; Correttivi terrosi; Concimi; Stallatico; Concimi minerali; Irrigazione; Dissodamenti e prosciugamenti" (una tavola fuori testo). Parte quarta: "Coltivazione del lino e della canapa; Del pascolo, del prato e della marcita; Della risaia; Coltivazione generale" (una tavola fuori testo); Parte quinta: "Fioricoltura; Orticoltura; Frutticoltura; Storia della Bachicoltura fuori della Cina e del Giappone; Breve storia delle selve e dei boschi; Monografia dell'olivo (venti tavole fuori testo, una in più di quante indicate nell'indice, tutte relative all'olivicoltura). Parte sesta: "Zootecnia, allevamento e governo degli animali utili; Loro malattie principali; Insetti utili e nocivi; Piscicultura; Igiene rurale" (dieci tavole fuori testo). parte settima: "Tecnologia agraria, o delle industrie dette rurali" (Cinque tavole fuori testo). Parte ottava: "Legislazione rurale e forestale; Contabilità rurale; Saggio di economia rurale". Monumentale opera, di difficile reperimento completa do ogni sua parte. 12000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque Europe

      London - Cassell, Petter, Galpin and Co., 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A?bright copy?of this very collectable set. Full of?illustrations and descriptions of picturesque cities and towns in Europe. Containing three volumes on the mainland continent, and two on the British Isles. With sixty-five engraved plates and hundreds of illustrations in the text (collated complete), based on illustrations by artists such as T. G. Bonney, R. J. King, and Arthus Griffiths. Some of the locations included are Dresden, the Tyrol, The High Alps, North Wales and the Grampians. Complete in five volumes. Condition: In decorative cloth bindings with gilt detailing. Externally generally smart, although with some wear to the spines and corners. Some slight bumping also. Eight?hinges?failed, with the other two tender. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages are bright, with some scattered light spotting. Overall: GOOD ONLY. ?.

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        The Works of . . . In Verse and Prose. Now First Brought Together with Many Pieces not Before Published. Edited with Prefaces Notes and Appendices by Harry Buxton Forman

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1880, 1880. First edition of the Poetical Works together with the Prose Works. NCBEL III, 311. Just slight rubbing to a few edges; fine, handsome set.. 8 vols, 8vo, contemporary maroon half morocco, marbled paper boards and matching endpapers, gilt decorated and lettering spines, t.e.g, other untrimmed. Frontis portrait in each volume, six facsimiles and vignettes in the text.

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        The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America in Congress. [Benjamin Tyler-Giles Lithograph printing of the Declaration of Independence]

      Durham and New York: The Giles Lithographic and Liberty Printing Co. for Mess. W. Duke, Sons & Company, 1880. Broadside. Very Good. Lithographic print on faux parchment. Approximately 20.5" x 27". Original metal trim still present at top and bottom. Minor edge wear and light wrinkling. Three short marginal tears, mended on verso with what appears to be tissue or archival tape. This reprint of the Declaration of Independence is of the famous facsimile originally published by Benjamin Owen Tyler in 1818. Tyler's documents were the first to produce the Declaration in script and included exceptionally realistic signatures of the signers. "The publisher designed and executed the ornamental writing, and has been particular to copy the Facsimiles exact, and has also observed the same punctuation, and copied every Capital as in the original. . . . [The signatures] are curiously exact imitations, so much so that it would be difficult if not impossible for the closest scrutiny to distinguish them . . . from the original." (Bidwell, #2, pp. 286-287) As also noted by Bidwell (see the note after the entry on p. 287), Giles lithographs are facsimiles of Tyler's work. These were produced as premiums for Duke tobacco products and could only be obtained by redeeming certificates from 75 packets of Duke products. As such, it is likely that few of these lithographs remain, and they may possibly be as scarce as the Tyler originals. As of 2015, no examples are listed in OCLC, and Bidwell found only one example at the New York Public Library as well as a photostat reproduction at the American Antiquarian Society. Between ABPC, the Rare Book Hub, and Worthpoint, only two examples are shown as having been sold at auction; one for $1,024 in 2009 and one for $7,995 in 2011.

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        History of Nevada County California with Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks and Manufactories

      Oakland: Thompson & West, 1880. First. hardcover. good. 105 lithograhed plates. hand-colored lithographed map of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah in 1880. 234pp. Oblong folio, contemporary 3/4 morocco, paper spine label worn, front cover slightly warped, title page torn and repaired, with no loss of text, front flyleaf chipped, several pages of text chipped in margin, several pages crudely repaired in margin with tape, not affecting plates, bottom of spine and edges of corners lightly worn and repaired. Oakland: Thompson & West, 1880. First Edition. The margins are dampstained throughout including the margins of the plates and the Mexico portion of the map. Nevada County, California was an early mining center, including gold mining. Pages 170-206 describe the various mines in operation. Also there is an earlier chapter on the discovery of gold at Sutter's mill in nearby El Dorado County. Nevada City, the county seat, was once the third largest city in California. This work details the railroads, roads, bridges and public works of the county. Also, there is a chapter on the lost Donner Party with two plates. Howes N-60. Cowan II, p. 452.

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        A history of british birds

      Groombridge and sons s.d. (1880 circa) 12mo (cm. 18,4), 8 voll. di circa 200 pp. ciascuno. Complessive 358 tavv. in cromolitografia protette da velina f.t. Legature editoriali in tela rossa con scritte in nero ed oro ai piatti e al ds. Fregi e impressioni a secco. Taglio superiore dorato. Parziale scollatura del ds. del primo vol. altrimenti esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione. Collezione Marchese Sacchetti (ex libris cartacei).

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        The Works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton

      London: G. Routledge and Co. 1880 - London: G. Routledge and Co, not dated, 1880’s. Very Good. The works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton, complete in twenty volumes. The set consists of The Last of the Barons, The Caxtons, Zenoni, The Disowned, The Last Days of Pompeii, Eugene Aram, Devereux, Paul Clifford, Godolphin, Ernest Maltravers (in two volumes), My Novel (in two volumes), Pilgrims of the Rhine, Lucretia, Renzi, Harold, Leila, Night and Morning and Pelham. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC (25 May 1803 18 January 1873), was an English politician, poet, playwright, and novelist. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling dime-novels which earned him a considerable fortune. He coined several phrases that would become clichés, especially the great unwashed, pursuit of the almighty dollar, the pen is mightier than the sword, as well as the famous opening line “It was a dark and stormy night”. Pelham brought him public acclaim and established his reputation as a wit and dandy. Its intricate plot and humorous, intimate portrayal of pre-Victorian dandyism kept gossips busy trying to associate public figures with characters in the book. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. In half leather bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with slight shelfwear. VERY GOOD. Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – gilt titles to the spine, scratches and marks shown up by the flash – on the shelf these look very good/fine. Joints – very good condition - solid. Corners – good condition - some bumped. Boards – very good condition – some marks to one or two of the marbled boards. Page edges – very good condition – top edge gilt, front handcut. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition. Front paste down – good condition – previous owner’s bookplate. Front free end paper – very good condition. Title – very good condition. Pages – very good condition – minor foxing to very few pages. Binding – very good condition – solid binding. See photos [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kunstfotografien italienischer Bildhauer

      0 - 25 Fotografien, ca. 1880. Albuminabzüge auf Karton aufgezogen. 24 - 25 cm x 17,5 - 19,5 cm. Karton 43 x 32,8 cm. - Meist mit Blindstempel "ALINARI", 1x "BROGI". - Aufnahmen von Skulpturen und Plastiken aus den Sammlungen in Rom und Florenz, darunter 9 x Michelangelo, 4 x Canova, 3 x Ghiberti, 3 x Antike. - Beil. 1 Karton handschriftl. num. Auflistung mit Titel, Künstler u. Ortsangabe /Leichte Gebrauchssp., Kratzsp., Karton stockfl. mit Randläsuren/ - Fratelli Alinari, ein seit 1854 von den 3 Brüdern Alinari in Florenz geführtes photogr. Atelier. Auf Photographie von Kunstwerken und antiken Denkmälern spezialisiert. 1855 auf der Pariser Weltausstellung. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Folge von 5 farbigen Aquarellen mit Darstellungen hinduistischer Gottheiten.

      Indien, Kalkutta, um 1880. - Farbenprächtige Original-Aquarelle, silbergehöht; von Hand bezeichnet. Je ca. 45 x 28 cm, auf Trägerpapier aufgezogen, unter Passepartouts. 1. "Jagannath, Subhadra and Balaram". - 2. "Vishnu enthroned with Lakshmi". - 3. "Goddess Manasa". Snake goddess (Schlangengöttin). - 4. "Durga on a huge fish". - 5. "Shiva with his wife Parvati". - - Provenienz: Nachlass H.P. Kraus, New York, mit beigefügter englischer Beschreibung. Teils gering knittrig und fleckig. Gute Exemplare

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        Power of Movement in Plants

      John Murray, London 1880 - Second Thousand. 8vo: x,592,32(publisher's catalog)pp, with 196 text woodcuts. Original publisher's standard green pebbled cloth, covers paneled in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, brown end papers. According to Freeman, the inserted catalog may be dated January 1879 or January 1882; our copy has the earlier date. A superlative example, binding clean, tight. and unmarred; text fresh and bright, barring light foxing to endpapers and several pages within text. Freeman 1326. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO. A Grand Military Melodrama in 3 Acts. POLLOCK'S CHARACTERS & SCENES. With booklet.

      London, B. Pollock, 73 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, circa 1880.. Circa 1880, approximately 175 x 220 mm, 6 9/10 x 8 6/10 inches, 26 hand coloured sheets as required: 12 plates of characters, 12 plates of scenes, and 2 wings, plus original booklet with play and stage directions: 160 x 100 mm, 6 3/10 x 4 inches, no wrappers called for, 16 pages of text including covers. An odd fox spot to margins on some of the sheets, a little very pale foxing to booklet, which is otherwise clean. A very good plus complete set of sheets and with rare booklet. The play by James J.H. Amhurst was first performed in 1824 at Astley's and juvenile drama versions of it were issued by West, Hodgson, Skelt and others before Pollock acquired his business from Redington in 1876. See Speaight, Appendice B. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Wien's Huldigungs-Festzug zur Feier der silbernen Hochzeit des Kaiserpaares nach Aquarellen von Ed. Stadlin (Deckeltitel). Hans Makart's Festzug der Stadt Wien als Huldigung zur silbernen Hochzeit des Kaiserpaares naturgetreu chromolithogr. dargestellt von E. Stadlin. 27. April 1879. (Lieferungstitel).

      Perles, Wien 1880 - Wien, Perles 1880. Quer-Großfolio (68 x 37,5 cm). Titelblatt, [4] Bl. Text, [46] Bl. Tafeln mit montierten Original-Chromolithographien. Illustrierte rote Original-Ganzleinenmappe. Einband etwas fleckig. Trägerkartons meist stockfleckig, die Tafeln jedoch sauber und farbfrisch. Kein österreichischer Künstler erlangte im 19. Jahrhundert eine derart prominente Stellung wie der »Malerfürst« Hans Makart (1840-1884). Inbegriff des »Makart-Stils« ist sein Atelier: Ort der Repräsentation und Selbstinszenierung, Arbeits- und Ausstellungsstätte, aber auch gesellschaftlicher Treffpunkt: Hier fanden opulente Künstlerfeste statt, hierher pilgerte man, um die neuesten »Sensationsbilder« zu bestaunen. Makarts malerisch-dekorative Kunstauffassung entsprach dem bürgerlichen Repräsentationsbedürfnis der Ringstraßen-Zeit, als Universalkünstler nahm er Einfluss auf Wohnkultur und Kleidungsstil, Oper und Theater. Den Festzug für das Kaiserpaar von 1879 gestaltete Makart als alle Kunstsparten übergreifendes visuelles Massenspektakel. (nach Makart. Ein Künstler regiert die Stadt. Katalog, Wien Museum 2011). „Seinen kometenhaften Aufstieg konnte Makart 1879 mit der künstlerischen Leitung des großen Festzugs zur Silberhochzeit des Kaiserpaares krönen. Schon von Zeitgenossen wird der Umzug nicht nur als monarchische Jubiläumsfeier oder Ausdruck des selbstbewussten Bürgertums aufgefasst, sondern als Apotheose Makarts, des Arrangeurs dieser spektakulären Inszenierung, interpretiert." (S. 205) Seltene Großfolio-Ausgabe, in der die prachtvollen Darstellungen entsprechend zur Geltung kommen. Nicht zu verwechseln mit der Quartausgabe (ca. 25 x 44 cm), die zudem lediglich 36 Tafeln umfasst. "Der wohl wichtigsten Bildpublikation des Festzugs, zumeist mit dem Kostümierer des k.k. Hofburgtheaters, Eduard Stadlin, verbunden und in Einzellieferungen (mit Begleittexten von J. C. Fischer) erschienen, ist neben 44 hochwertigen Chromolithografien eine genaue Chronik der Planungen des Unternehmens beigegeben. Darin wird der Festzug als Abschluss der Stadterweiterung gefeiert und der Entschluss der Festkommission des Gemeinderates begründet, von bisher üblichen Festformen abzugehen und „die Ihren Majestäten darzubringende Huldigung durch Veranstaltung eines großen Festzugs zum Ausdruck zu bringen". In diesem Sinn erscheint die Ringstraße als Prachtboulevard des unter Franz Joseph zu neuer Blüte gebrachten sowie als Kristallisationspunkt eines sowohl höfisch als auch bürgerlich konnotierten Festraums mit dem kaiserlichen Festzelt im Mittelpunkt". (S. 108) Mit den 12 Original-Lieferungsumschlägen (teils lädiert mit Rissen), welche interessante zusätzliche Informationen zum Unternehmen enthalten. Über den geplanter Umfang, die vier verschiedenen Einbandvarianten, passende Rahmen für einzelne Blätter, dem Erscheinungszeitraum und vor allem zeitgenössische Pressereaktionen auf das Prachtwerk. Die begleitenden Texte sind zugleich Musterbeispiele für Werbetexte der Ringstraßenzeit: "Die Ausführung wird eine brilliante, die Farbzusammenstellung genau den Originalen entnommen sein und werden die Blätter sowohl einen prächtigen Zimmerschmuck bilden, als vereinigt jedem Salontisch zur Ehre gereichen" (Prospekt). "Diese Blätter sind zugleich ein Denkmal, das wir der Nachwelt vermachen, um ihr das entschwundene Schauspiel im Bilde zu überliefern, ein Schauspiel, um das Wien von der ganzen Welt beneidet wird und das den Ruhm seiner kunstsinnigen Bürger in die fernsten Zonen getragen hat" (Begleittext). Einband etwas fleckig. Trägerkartons meist stockfleckig, die Tafeln jedoch sauber und farbfrisch. Illustrierte rote Original-Ganzleinenmappe.

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        TA., Innenstadtansicht von Suez mit Eselreiter.

      - Aquarell n. Hildebrandt, dat. 1880, 24,3 x 34 Nach dem Aquarell von Eduard Hildebrandt, das auf seiner Weltreise 1862/63 entstanden ist. - Auf festem Papier und datiert : 3 April 1880. Vgl. Lit.: Th./B.XVII. Dekoratives Blatt.

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        TA., "St. Franzisko. Der Hafen" - Fernsicht.

      - Chromolitho. v. R. Steinbock n. Hildebrandt b. Mitscher, um 1880, 24 x 37,1 Die Chromolithografien wurden von R. Steinbock und W. Loeillot nach den von Eduard Hildebrandt meist auf seiner Weltreise 1862/63 geschaffenen Aquarellen angefertigt. - Original auf einen Untersatzkarton montiert ( 45,5 x 56 cm ). Verso mit Verlagsschild " No. 30 Ed. Hildebrandt . - Die Reise um die Erde ". Lit.: s. Th./B.XVII. Tadellos sauber, dekoratives Blatt. Rechts unten in der Darstellung: E. Hildebrandt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        "THE BEST THING IN THE WEST." THE RICH VALLEY LANDS OF THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILROAD COMPANY, SITUATED ON THE BEAUTIFUL COTTONWOOD AND ARKANSAS RIVERS, IN SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS. 2, 500.000 ACRES FOR SALE ON ELEVEN YEARS' CREDIT

      Topeka: Geo. W. Martin, Kansas Publishing House, n. d. (ca 1880s)., 1880. First edition. First edition.15" x 7 1/2" printed broadside, 18" x 11 1/2" matted and framed. Broadside issued by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company promotes an excursion trip to Southwestern Kansas in the 1880s for purchase of 2,500,000 acres of land on eleven years' credit terms. Contains composite engraved views and promotional text. The views show comparative successes after starting on either the prairie or the woods and the resultant success for each after a few years of hard work. Also an image of a train locomotive is viewed as "The Granger's Friend." It appears that there is additional printing on the reverse side as well, but since the broadside is matted and framed the information cannot be read. A fine copy.

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        Picturesque Europe. 5 Bände komplett. With illustrations on steel and wood by the most eminent artists.

      London, Paris, New York. Cassel Petter & Galpin., o.J. (ca. 1880-1890 er Jahre). Bände 1 bis 5. Mit 64 Stahlstichen (je Band 13 Stahlstiche). Band 5 mit Generalregister. 4°, Halbleder, Rückenvergoldung, Titelschild in Rot. Insgesamt ordentliche Exemplare. Einbände etwas berieben / beschabt. Die ersten und letzten Seiten jeweils mit Stockflecken. Stahlstiche stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. 1 Stahlstich (Straßburg) fehlt, ein Stahlstich lose. Band 5 ohne Inhaltsangabe und Illustrationsverzeichnis, ist aber auch mit 13 Stahlstichen. Versand D: 4,80 EUR

      [Bookseller: Heiko Wiegand, Antiquitäten & Antiquaria]
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        The Complete Poker-Player

      Dick & Fitzgerald Publishers, New York 1880 - Second edition, later printing. x, [11]-142, [2, catalogue] pp. 12mo. One of the Earliest Poker Manuals. A fine copy of the second edition of this foundational work on poker. The rare first edition of 1875 - with only one copy located on OCLC - is, along with Winterblossom's The Game of Draw Poker, the earliest published work dedicated solely to poker. Blackbridge attempts to legitimize poker, and gambling and gaming in general, harmonizing it with Christian values and drawing comparisons to generally respected professions that trade in risk, such as that of banker and insurance provider. Beyond the moralizing tone, Blackbridge's work provides a technical and probabilistic discussion of the game, and includes a section on "Probabilities at Draw-Poker" by Dr. Pole. The rules printed in Chapter XIX are adapted from The American Hoyle. A third edition was published by Dick & Fitzgerald in 1884. Jessel 122; Horr 167; All In 13 Publisher's green cloth with gilt-stamped title and illustration of hand holding four aces. Some light surface scuffing to front cover, else a fine copy with bright gilt x, [11]-142, [2, catalogue] pp. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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