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        The Photophone

      Montreal: Dawson Brothers, 1880. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. First Edition. [385]-448 pages. 8vo. Original light orange printed wrappers. The copy of "A. H. Foord", with his name and street address in pencil at top of front wrapper. Minor soiling and edge chipping to the wrappers. In the Canadian Naturalist, Vol IX, No 7, New Series, Dec. 29th, 1880. The paper is found on pages 397-407, and is the address before the American Association at Boston in August of 1880. Wraps. Here, Alexander Graham Bell explains the genesis of his idea, followed by an extensive history of selenium and the part it played in the the photophone. The photophone used light pulses, and selenium's photoconductivity to convert sound into light pulses, and back again to sound at the other end. Bell credits Taintor with the implementation of the apparatus, which was sent to the Smithsonian in a sealed box. In hindsight, Bell may have anticipated the entire field of fiber optic transmission: "It was evidently necessary, in order to reduce the idea to practice, to devise an apparatus to be operated by the voice of the speaker, by which variations could be produced in a parallel beam of light, corresponding to the variations in the air produced by the voice." (p. 401) In concept, this is exactly what fiber optic transmission equipment does - encoding information on one end, transmitting it, and decoding it at the other. "Even before the work of Hertz, Bell had transmitted speech over a beam of light and was granted a patent in 1880 (US 235496 A ) for a device which he called the 'photophone'. An improvement was worked out in the Boston laboratory of the American Bell Telephone Company in 1897 on which a fundamental patent was issued [which according to Lloyd Espenschied covers for the first time the modulation of radiant energy by a voice current and, in a sense, is the basis for all amplitude modulated radio and carrier telephone systems.] (History Bell System, Engineering, Vol 1, p362) Unfortunately the new device's transmission distance was only tested to 213 meters, and it had the same issues as any line-of-sight signaling technique. In "The City of Light : The Story of Fiber Optics" author Hecht points out that although the discovery was exciting to Bell, the practicalities (weather and radio) doomed it. The concept still spread like wildfire. We offer what is most likely the first Canadian edition, dated December 29, 1880. The first American printing is American Journal of Science", Third series, Vol. XX, No. 118, October 1880, followed closely by an article in the Scientific American, Supplement 246, September 18, 1880. pp. 3921-3923. There is also a French edition (Paris: 1880), and a Leipzig edition in the same year. Foord is most probably "the English palaeontologist and scientific illustrator Arthur Humphreys Foord (1844-1933)" (Geological Society of America). See Hecht, City of Light: The Story of Fiber Optics, pp. 80-82 for a nice discussion of the evolution of fiber optics.

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        The Works.

      London, Bickers & Son,, 1880?-81. The text revised by the Rev. Alexander Dyce. 10 volumes, octavo. 20th-century half crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Engraved frontispiece to volume 1. A handsome set in excellent condition. Fourth Edition.

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        YOUNG JAPAN: Yokohama and Yedo A Narrative of the Settlementand the City from th

      Yokohama 1880-81, Trubner. Yellow pictorial cloth, 2 vol.set. 418+522p., very clean, tiny bit wear to spine head/tail, the. contents very clean, solid, very good plus copy, 15 x 24 cm.. FIRST EDITION SCARCE. A MOST IMPORTANT EARLY BRITISH PRIMARY RESOURCE ON JAPAN An important primary source, written by the former editor of the "Japan Herald," the "Japan Gazette," "Far East," "Nisshin Shinjishi" among several other publications, the author was especially qualified in reporting the news. This current work is his most exhaustive account of both foreign and Japanese activities in Yokohama from its early opening in 1858 back to 1789. * During this 21 year Period, history was made, for Japan was now open to the West, and the flow of ship and goods made Japan aware of her backwardness. Printed in Yokohama at the author's private printing office, this work covers the author's personal observations of the arrival of Lord Elgin, Mr. Alcock, Japanese experiences with foreigners, murdered Russians, assassinations of foreigners, the murder of Mr. Henry Heusken, Mr. Oliphant and rebel Satsuma forces, Ohara Mission, account of Choshu forts cannon attacks upon foreign vessels, Sir Harry Parks, life in Yokohama, trade, start of "Japan Times," Chamber of Commerce, &c. * This work also covers "The King of Liu-kiu's own Story. * Perhaps the most comprehensive early resource on Yokohama & foreigners there done during this period. * All editions were identical in this aspect, and the contents are identical. A contemporary insight to Yokohama life. ALWAYS RARE ! * NOTE ON THE PUBLISHER, PRINTING LOCATION OF THIS WORK: On the verso of the title page it states: Vol.1: "Printed at the Private Printing Office of the Author, No.16, Yokohama, Japan." . Vol. 2: "Printed at the "Japan Gazette" Office, no.70, Main Street, Yokohama, Japan." . While the title page states at the bottom, "London, Trubner & Co., Yokohama, Kelly & Co 1880, 1881" this book was only published in Yokohama, but distributed by Trubner in London. The publisher "Kelly" is referring to a later change in that publisher's name to "Kelly & Walsh." . Regardless of the above irregularities, the book was clearly privately printed in Yokohama at John R. Black's office. A very rare and early Yokohama printing in English. *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Panorama vom Untersberg bei Salzburg.

      o. O. u. o. D. (1880?). Drei farbige OLithographien v. H. Keunert auf drei Segmenten. Jeweils 24,5 x 76,5 cm. Äußerst seltenes Panorama. Blick vom Untersberg auf Berechtesgaden über den Salzburger Hochthron auf Anif, Oberalm, Adnet, im Hintergrund Totes Gebirge, über den Hochkönig und das Steinerne Meer zu den Felber Tauern, die Loferer Steinberge, Oetzthal und Stubaiferner, hin zur Zugspitze, den Hohen Staufen bis hin zum Chiemsee. - Leichte Gbrsp. - Die Abbildung zeigt das mittlere Segment (im Randbereich ist die Abb. beschnitten). Versand D: 7,00 EUR Austriaca; Salis

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        La maison à vapeur. Voyage à travers l'Inde Septentrionnal

      Hetzel 1880 - - Hetzel, Paris 1880, Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm), relié. - Première édition illustrée de 101 dessin par Benett dont un frontispice gravé par Meaulle, et 2 cartes pleine page. Catalogue AL. pour l'année 1881. Cartonnage aux deux éléphants à la rare couleur havane. Second plat de type Lenègre b, conforme à la description de Jauzac. Tranches dorées. Belle première plaque. Coins légèrement frottées et courbés. Dos bien net, mais coiffe inférieure un brin élimée avec frottement. Coiffe de tête frottée. Second plat assez bien, avec petites taches brunes sur quelques centimètres. Un coin taché, eau ou vernis. 3 feuillets légèrement ressortis. Rousseurs éparses. Dans l'ensemble bel exemplaire. Roman d'aventure ayant pour cadre l'Inde. La maison à vapeur est une sorte de train dont la locomotive est un éléphant à vapeur, l'engin roule sans rail et peut même être amphibie. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Première édition illustrée de 101 dessin par Benett dont un frontispice gravé par Meaulle, et 2 cartes pleine page. Catalogue AL. pour l'année 1881. Cartonnage aux deux éléphants à la rare couleur havane. Second plat de type Lenègre b, conforme à la description de Jauzac. Tranches dorées. Belle première plaque. Coins légèrement frottées et courbés. spine bien net, mais spine-end inférieure un brin élimée avec frottement. spine-end de tête frottée. Second plat assez bien, avec petites taches brunes sur quelques centimètres. Un coin taché, eau ou vernis. 3 feuillets légèrement ressortis. Rousseurs éparses. Dans l'ensemble bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flock of Gulls on Atlantic Coast.

      Great Britain:: Original Watercolor,, [c.1880-1900].. Archivally Framed. Fine/ . Fine original watercolor on rag paper. (25.4 x 17.7 cm). Matted in Rag. Framed in 19th C. gilt beaded moulding. Condition: Fine, with minor aged paper remains to verso corners from previous mount watermarked 1902. Pathos notwithstanding and made all the more alluring by want of attribution, this vivid watercolor scene ( Flock of Gulls on Atlantic Coast) was envisioned and thus executed not by a professional artist, field naturalist or explorer but by an amateur, or armchair, traveler/naturalist /painter. The drama evident yet depiction gentle, this watercolor quite plausibly was painted by a young Victorian gentlewoman who would have learned the art of nature painting, as was the custom, and who would have sought inspiration from the grand natural history color plate volumes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This bold and vivid naturalists' display of a tapestry of dappled foliage or the crystalline translucence of disturbed water or the splendid reticulated plumage is clearly stylized by a primitive eye, yet executed with an accomplished and refined hand; the technique is learned. The resulting composition is one of dramatic charm.

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      London 1880, Paisley. Brown cloth, very good, 751p., 2 maps,. 6 b.w. illustrations, 5 charts. FIRST EDITION R A R E. Covering the political principles of China, the Nujun, conq- uest of Liaotung, Liaosi, Mongolia, the eunuchs, Li Dschung, into Peking, Foo Wang, Tang Wang, Gwei Wang, Conquest of Formosa, rebellion of the three princes, China's aborigines, Manchu Imperial Family, oficials, the army, taxation, with a fascinating final chapter on slavery. The runnaway laws, re- sults of slave laws, relaxation o f severity, laws and the present condition of slaves. Superb early and vauable study. Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        History of Mendocino County, California. Comprising its Geography, Geology, Topography, Climatography, Springs and Timber. Also, Extended Sketches of its Mills and Milling, Mines and Mining Interests; together with A Full and Particular Record of the Mexican Grants...

      San Francisco: Alley, Bowen & Co., 1880. Thick 8vo, full recent calf, lettered in gilt, with raised bands. [v], vi-xvi, [17-] 676 pp. 67 lithographic portraits. Rebound, with new endpapers, otherwise a very good, clean copy. First Edition. "Contains separate histories of Anderson, Arena, Big River, Calpella, Little Lake, Round Valley...and Ukiah Townships...and biographical sketches of early and prominent settlers and representative men." Bradford 4149. Cowan (II), p. 424. Filby, p. 27. Howes M515. Rocq 5324.

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        Eigenh. Musikzitat mit U.

      O. O., April 1880. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. 1 Notenzeile mit Widmung an eine Madame Hesse. - Artôt de Padilla wurde 1858 an der Großen Oper zu Paris engagiert, anschließend am Teatro alla Scala in Mailand. Im Dezember 1859 kam sie von dort nach Berlin und nahm ein Engagement bei der neu gegründeten Italienischen Oper am Victoria-Theater an. In den folgenden Jahren war sie in den führenden Opernhäusern ganz Europas zu Gast.

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        JAPAN: Its History, Traditions, and Religions, with the Narrative of a Visit in

      London 1880, Murray. Brown pictorial cloth, 2 vol. set, very. good, 365+356p., chronology, map and many b.w. engravings, &. appendix of famous sword makers, 14 x 23 cm.. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY FIRST EDITION. AN IMPORTANT AND EARLY ENGLISH PRIMARY RESOURCE Reed designed ships for Japan & many other nations. This is his narrative of a journey and visit to Japan. He was invited to assist the Japanese in the building of their fleet of ships by Excellency Admiral Kawamura, minister of marine. This is the result of the official tour of the ports throughout Japan. * Based on the author's diary, this narrative is an informal but keen assessment of Japan, her people, customs and land. He and his colleagues were carried by jinrikisha over jolting roads till evening and then dined with officials of the territory. * A fascinating primary account of what & who he saw. Excellent contemporary account of the land & its inhabitants, God-period, Shinto religion, Buddhism, descent of the Crown, early history ending 1000 A.D. Taira & Minamoto wars, 100-1200 A.D. Hojo domination, Ashikaga Shoguns, Nobunaga & Hideyoshi, Iyeyasu the first Tokugawa Shogun 1603-1868. *** THE ILLUSTRATIONS: This excellent work is illustrated with 16 full-page + 26 text illustrations, index, and large folding map. *** The revival of the Imperial power, fall of the Shogun, foreign Crown, early history ending 1000 A.D. Taira & Minamoto wars, 100-1200 A.D. Hojo domination, Ashikaga Shoguns, Nobunaga & Hideyoshi, Iyeyasu the first Tokugawa Shogun 1603-1868. The revival of the Imperial power, fall of the Shogun, Imperial Restoration, foreign relations, reforms of the last ten years, Satsuma rebellion, Emperor and the existing government. * This primary resource is part history & part travel narrative. This is a fascinating primary insight into Japan during a an early period of foreign relations. With excellent insights to contemporary Japanese history, her people, customs, geography. * Vol. 1 covers the land & its inhabitants, the God-period, Shinto & Buddhism, the descent of the Crown, early history ending 1000 A.D., the Taira & Minamoto, the wars of the red and white flags 1000-1200 A.D. , Hojo domination, the Ashikaga Shoguns, Nobunaga & Hideyoshi, Iyeyasu, the first Tokugawa Shogun, The Tokugawa period[1603-1868], revival of the Imperial Power, the fall of the Shogun, the Imperial restoration, foreign relations, reforms of the last ten years, Satsuma rebellion, the Emperor and the existing government. Also geography and history of Japan, including its mythology and the origins of its religions. It concludes with a valuable assessment by Reed of the political, social and industrial reforms and developments that he witnessed. .. Vol.2 covers the author's arrival in Japan, first impressions a month in Tokyo [old Edo], language, literature, drawing and painting, proverbs & phrase, travel to the Inland Sea, Nagasaki, Osaka, sacred city of Nara, Kioto, sacred shrines of Ise, Nagoya and the shrine of the sacred sword, Shizuoka, the home of the Tokugawas, Fuji-yama and Hakone mountains, with appendices of the Treaties & Conventions, list of Emperors, list of year periods, comparative table of words in Japanese, West African and other languages, celebrated swords & makers. *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        History of the Crusades

      Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1880. First Edition. Very good +. Gustav Dore. Folio 12" x !5". Original brown calf with gilt spines and upper covers. Corners bumped, shelf wear to covers. Text blocks tight and unmarked. Non-U.S. buyers: Please check with us on shipping fees BEFORE placing your order.

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        Delta de Mississippi

      Madrid: Published by the Spanish Admiralty, 1880. Engraving. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. Image size: 24 x 37 1/4 inches. A wonderful sea chart of the Mississippi Delta produced by the Spanish Admiralty at the close of the nineteenth century. This is an impressive sea chart of the Mississippi Delta produced by the Spanish Admiralty in 1880. The coast line is clearly mapped out with little detailing except for the soundings around the Delta. There are two compasses and a number of lighthouses identified along the shoreline. The chart uses the surveys conducted by the U. S. Coast Survey, which were carried out between 1853 and 1877. It is a wonderful chart of this important area and superb collector's piece for anyone interested in early maps of the Americas.

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        Monograph of the Pittidae

      1880 - GOULD, John. Monograph of the Pittidae. London: by the Author, 1880. Two parts in one, Part I with plates and text, Part II text only, all published. Large folio (15-1/2 by 22-1/2 inches), original half green cloth, original green printed boards. $22,000.First edition of this lovely Gould monograph, with ten beautiful hand-colored plates, in original printed boards as issued.The Pittidae is a family of brilliantly colored and thrush-like insectivorous birds, mostly limited to the subtropical and tropical forests of Asia, Indonesia and Australia. "In the field of natural history the accomplishments of this man [John Gould] are truly monumental. No other ornithologist has ever exceeded (or will ever exceed) the number of Gould's bird discoveries and the magnitude and splendor of his folio publications" (Sauer, John Gould, the Bird Man, xv). "Lithography which introduced a greater freedom of line and softer tones than had hitherto been known was ideally suited as a medium for bird pictures, the finished prints resembling watercolors with the birds set in their natural habitats often amongst plants and flowers. Gould was meticulous about accuracy both in design and coloring" (Nissen, IVB 381). "The 10 hand-colored lithographs are mostly taken from the Birds of Asia, Birds of Australia, and Birds of New Guinea" (Sitwell, 102). Originally projected for completion in four parts, the Pittidae was abandoned after Gould's death. No title page or preliminary letterpress was issued; the title is taken from the front cover. The present copy includes the ten leaves of text written by R.B. Sharpe (each leaf signed "[R.B.S.]") for the uncompleted second part. Zimmer, 263. Fine Bird Books 102. McGill/Wood 365. Nissen IVB 377. Armorial bookplate of Edward Hilton Young, first Baron Kennet of the Dene, British politician and writer (1879-1960).Endpapers foxed, first plate only with several pinpoint spots, a few plates gently toned, coloring fine and vivid, original boards lightly rubbed at extremities. An extremely good copy, with lovely plates in excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Stones of Venice.

      New York, Merrill & Baker, (ca. 1880-1900). 8vo. Lederen rug met platten van ingelegd parelmoer, met een portret van Ruskin op de voorzijde en een Leeuw van Venetië op het achterplat in parelmoer getekend, omgeven door in parelmoer getekende decoraties, gevat in een raamwerk van verguld en gekleurd, gebogen hout en messing. 324 p. Kopsnede bewerkt met een raamwerkje met bloemetjes, en vervolgens verguld. Rugje wat versleten. Houtjes niet allemaal even vlak.* Spetterende boekband! Een imitatie van een 16e-eeuwse Venetiaanse buitengewoon luxe uitgevoerde renaissanceband. Het hier aangeboden exemplaar dateert uit ongeveer 1900 en is ongetwijfeld ook uit Venetië afkomstig, een kunstig handwerk dat getuigt van groot en liefderijk Venetiaans vakmanschap.

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        The Turner Gallery; The Descriptive Text by W Cosmo Monkhouse

      NY: Appleton, 1880. 1st American edition. leather_bound. Orig. publisher's full brown morocco, front cover gilt lettering bright and sharp. Aeg. 2 vols. Turner, J.M.W. Folio, 120 steel engraved plates. The author describes Joseph Mallard William Turner's education thus, "He learnt reading from his father, writing and probably little else from at his schools at Brentford and Margate, perspective (imperfectly) from T. Malton, architecture (imperfectly and classical only) from Mr. Hardwick, water-colour drawing from Dr. Monro, and perhaps some hints as to painting in oils from Sir Joshua Reynolds, in whose house he studied for awhile. Like other men of those pre-photographic days, he spent much of his time in making topographical drawings."[see: BRYAN'S DICTIONARY, Vol.V, p.214]. Plates and text very clean, pictorial covers with elaborate gilt and blind stamping, marbled endpapers, modest scuffing and rubbing to cover surfaces, firm and tight set.

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        Album de dessins originaux. Région de Saint-Quay-Portrieux

      vers 1880-1890 - In-4 oblong. Demi-chagrin vert, initiales "L. G." en doré sur le premier plat. Une étude très poussée de Saint-Quay-Portrieux et ses environs. Cet album réunit 102 dessins contrecollés et numérotés, le tout légendé et en partie repris dans un sommaire qui s'interrompt au n°87. Il offre une étude très poussée de Saint-Quay-Portrieux et ses environs, par un dessinateur fort doué: châteaux, églises, abbaye, maisons de maîtres, fermes, ports, voiliers et goélettes, maison d'habitation personnelle, etc. Mais aussi le Sémaphore, le télégraphe aérien, le pont de Lezardrieux, ou le château de Calan, qui permettent de dater le travail. De la famille De Gellenoncourt. L'album inclut quelques fusains de Mademoiselle Marie de Gellenoncourt, et une étude de guerre de Monsieur Wissant, professeur. Très bel album de dessins originaux. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ghost in The Bank of England.

      London James Hogg 1880. 8vo. 63pp. Publisher's polychrome binding in varying shades of blue, green and red.Minor edgewear, scuffed and a trifle discoloured here and there, cloth darkened to rear panel. Internally clean, pencil gift inscription to front pastedown. A trifle thumbmarked here and there one gathering stands slightly proud. Nevertheless a very good copy. The author's first book (although attribution is disputed...well it's disputed in the fact that one eminent gentleman says it's Phillpots, a number of others say it isn't; nobody has another viable option, and seeing as no-one has really seen a copy of it floating around for a while it's likely to remain somewhat mysterious. A fair amount of the Phillpotts attribution seems to be based on the fact that he wrote something else for London Society. The jury is still out, having a really long lunch), a slightly different version appeared in "London Society" Magazine in the 1880's, this is the first edition in book form. Stupidly rare. Six copies found on worldcat, only two in the UK (absent from the BL catalogue), no auction records for the last 50 years or so, one of those strange books that appears in Hubin, and on the occasional list of highly thought of oddities and never sees the light of day. A thoroughly presentable copy. Crazy job this bookselling lark.

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      [London ? n.d. ca. 1880's], M & N Hanhart. A group of nine. colored lithographs extracted from ? book, very good, a bit. of minor foxing, sheet size: 22 x 14 cm., image 17 x 10.5 cm. strong, clear images, "C. Wirgman del t" in lower left. RARE. LOVELY GROUP OF 1880'S COLOR LITHOS OF JAPAN This suite contains the following color print images of Japan, with titles: Odah; From our Inn at Omura; Wayside Inn Near Nagasaki; Sulphur baths Uritzino; Halt by the Wayside near Palhiwa; Scene in a Silk Shop; Village Life in Japan; Japanese Physician; and Shaving the ladies. These last two are in duo-tone not color. * Charles Wirgman was a correspondent for the London Times, in in 1856, from there, he went to Japan as a correspondent for Illustrated London News, arriving there in 1861. He contributed many illustrated articles for that newspaper. In 1862 as a foreign resident of Yokhoama, he began a new publication the "Japan Punch." * JAPAN PUNCH: was published by Wirgman for 25 years, at first irregularly, then monthly from 1874. The newspaper remains a valuable source of information on the Yokohama foreign settlement and politics and social issues of the day. In Yokohama, where Wirgman was something of a native son. The journal eventually quit operation around 1887. "Japan Punch" was loaded with anecdotes and comic charicatures of local foreign residents, articles on Japan and the Japanese, historic events. * JAPAN PUNCH provided a vital eye-witness account of the heady days in Yokohama as Japan encountered the Western world and their culture. The articles will make you laugh, blush and ponder as the characters come alive. Wirgman was one of those engaging, eccentric, polyglot types who adventured around the Far East and had the knack to make great cartoons as well as caustic essays. The Japan Punch was a satire cartoon magazine. * THE BIRTH OF HAND-COLORED PHOTOGRAPHS IN YOKOHAMA: Being an illustrator and painter, Wirgman got a brilliant idea: to hand color photographs of Japan that were popular with foreign visitors in Yokohama. He contacted his old colleague and friend who he worked with in China, Felice Beato. Wirgman worked together writing stories, doing sketches and Beato, photographing in India and China. At the invitation of Wirgman, Beato came to Japan and the pair began a production line of hand-colored photos. Beato photographed Japanese life, while Wirgman began to hand-tint the albumen photographs of native types, scenery and views of Japan. * REFERENCES: JAPAN BIOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA & WHO'S WHO, p.1840 for more details. Charles Wirgman [ca 1834-1891] sumarizing: Englishman, painter, [& cartoonist], former British Army Officer, sent to Japan during the Meiji Restoration as a special correspondent for The Times, London. A Brilliant cartoonist, he began publishing the JAPAN PUNCH from Tokyo in 1862. He was the first Westerner to teach Western style painting in Japan and among his distinguished pupils were Horu Goseida, Hogai Kawakami, Yoshiichi Takahashi and Kiyochika Kobayashi, was buried in Yokohama. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        La Sacra Bibbia: Vecchio e Nuovo Testamento. Traduzione secondo la vulgata di Antonio Martini; disegni di Gustavo Doré e fregi di Enrico Giacomelli. Tomo primo-secondo. Terza edizione.

      Milano: Treves, 1880-1881 - In-folio 2 voll. (39 cm) 728; (4) 666. Numerose illustrazioni nel testo. Mezzapelle con piatti in piena tela. Legatura lievemente usurata ai piatti. Poche fioriture. Nel complesso ottimo esemplare. 19mo secolo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1880 - 1880 Original Paperback Wisden, Tape to Spine.

      1880. Hi, This lot is an 1880 Original Paperback Wisden. It has tape to the spine and is in Good Condition for the year. The tape holds the book together well and so is tightly bound but soe weakness at page 96, the tape covers quite a lot of the rear cover. The covers are very dark and grubby and some loss to the rear corner. Inside it is nice. A couple of small nicks and dots but nothing off putting. No restoration other than the tape applied to the spine 17th Edition.

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        \"Zur Erinnerung an die siebenhundertjährige Jubiläumsfeier des Hauses Wittelsbach 1180 - 1880.\" Gedenkblatt anläßlich des 700-jährigen Bestehens der Herrschaft der Wittelsbacher in Bayern. Mit Allegorien, den Porträts der vier Könige, zwei historischen Szenen und Ansichten von Landshut und München.

       Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Jaeger & Schwabenthan, München, nach L.v. Kramer bei Carl Seidl, Augsburg, 1880, 54 x 72 cm. Mittig Brustbild nach halbrechts im verzierten Oval König Ludwigs II. in Uniform, darüber Medaillons Ludwigs I., Max` I. und Max` II. Seitlich zwei Szenen zu Otto v. Wittelsbach, nach den Fresken in den Münchner Hofarkaden: seine Befreiungstat in der Veroneser Klause 1155 und seine Belehnung mit Bayern durch Barbarossa 1180. Oben das Wappen, unten die allegorischen Figuren von Landwirtschaft (mit Ähren und Bienenstock) und Industrie (mit Zahnrad und Caduceus), dazwischen die Inschrift und die acht Hauptstadtwappen der (damals) acht Kreise bzw. Regierungsbezirke. - Im Rand oben außerhalb der Darstellung mehrere hinterlegte und retouchierte Löchlein. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Bayern, Ludwig II., Politik, Wittelsbacher

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        PASSEIERTAL. Ansicht des Andreas-Hofer-Hauses, links Kapelle, im Hintergrund Burgruine und hohe Berge.

      - Öl auf Holz, um 1880, 27 x 35 cm. Gefällige, dekorative Malerei, mit zwei Personen staffagiert. In altem, breiten Goldrahmen.

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        Souvenir de Budapest. - Budapesti Emlék.

      Budapest, Kozmata, ca. 1880.Zwei leporelloartig gefaltete photographische Panoramen, eines mit 5 Segmenten (26 x 177 cm) und eines mit 6 Segmenten (26 x 210 cm) Rote OLwd. mit reicher Gold - und Schwarzprägung. 31 x 41 cm. Die schönen Panoramaansichten zeigen aus erhöhter Perspektive das Donauufer der Stadt, die andere Ansicht zeigt die Fischerbastei mit dem Gellertberg auf der anderen Seite des Ufers. - Ferencz Kozmata (1846 - 1902) zählte zu den führenden ungarischen Photographen seiner Zeit. Bekannt sind u. a. seine Portraits von Franz Liszt. - Die Mappe und die eindrucksvollen Panoramen in schöner und frischer Erhaltung! Bitte um Beachtung: Bis zum 31.01. stellen wir auf der Stuttgarter Antiquariatsmesse aus; der Versand verzögert sich somit bis zum 01.02.2016! Bücher hu

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        Blick auf mittelalterliches Städtchen am Rhein (?) mit Fachwerkhäusern und zwei Türmen, links auf einem Berg eine Burgruine, zwischen den Häusern Blick auf den Fluß und das gegenüberliegende, bergige Ufer.

      - Aquarell, weiß gehöht, links unten signiert, um 1880, 56,5 x 42,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXVI, S. 419. - Der Nürnberger Architektur- und Landschaftsmaler (1848 - 1921) wurde besonders durch seine Aquarelle berühmt. Das prachtvolle Aquarell mit hübscher Personenstaffage im Vordergrund: Mutter und Tochter mit großen Reisigbündeln auf dem Rücken sehen einem Buben beim Zerhacken des Weihnachtsbaumes zu, daneben Knabe mit Spielzeugwagen und einem Spitz. - Von der alten Montage etwas gebräunt, sonst farbfrisch und tadellos erhalten. In alter original Nußholzleiste gerahmt und mit dem alten Rückdeckel aus Holz. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Lusiads, Lyricks

      1880 - CAMOENS, Luis Vaz de. Os Lusiadas [The Lusiads]. Two volumes. WITH: Camoens: His Life and His Lusiads. Two volumes. WITH: The Lyricks. Two volumes. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1880, 1881, 1884. Six volumes in all. Small octavo, original gilt-stamped green cloth, uncut. $4800.First edition set of Richard Burton’s translations of Camoens, with commentary volumes, inscribed by Burton in Volume I of the Lusiads, “With the Author’s very best wishes, [in Arabic] Peace, Abdullah.” Sets containing all six volumes are very scarce, and presentation inscriptions by Burton are extraordinarily scarce.First published in 1572, The Lusiads describes Vasco da Gama’s 1498 discovery of the sea route around Africa to India, the very same route Camoens would take in 1553, when he was sent to India as a soldier. “Burton was attracted to Camoens as the mouthpiece of the romantic period of discovery in the Indian Ocean. The voyages, the misfortunes, the chivalry, the patriotism of the poet were to him those of a brother adventurer. In his spirited sketch of the life and character of Camoens it is not presumptuous to read between the lines allusions to his own career… Burton’s aim was to present to modern English readers as much as might be of the influence that Camoens has exercised for three centuries upon the Portuguese… What to the unimaginative may seem nothing but a tour de force is in truth the highest manifestation of the translator’s art” (DNB). Burton’s translation “is absolutely wonderful… the Portuguese nation owes Burton a very considerable debt for making known to the English the works of their greatest poet. Burton put his soul into ‘Camoens’ chiefly because he so thoroughly sympathized with his hero. There was much in common between the two, both were great patriots who had been neglected by their country, both endured the bitterest disappointments without a murmur, both had suffered much in foreign lands. When a man knows a language thoroughly as Burton did Portuguese, and can add to it a sympathy with his hero, such as in this case, the qualifications for a perfect translator are practically complete” (Penzer, 15). Biographer Edward Rice notes that Burton’s “later handwriting changed into near illegibility,” a statement certainly true of the cramped hand of the inscription in Volume I of the present copy (Rice, 117). While operating undercover as a Pathan doctor, “the name that he took was Al-Haj (the pilgrim) Abdullah, as he used ever afterwards to sign himself in Arabic characters,” as here (DNB). Penzer, 103-106. Bookbinder tickets; armorial bookplates in Volumes III and IV (Life).Light rubbing and soiling to publisher’s cloth bindings, a few inner hinges repaired. Near-fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Encyclopédie du Meuble du XVE Siècle Jusqu`a nos Jours. Recueil de Planches. Contenant des Meubles de style de toutes les époques et des tous les pays, depuis le XVe Siècle jusqu`à nos jours, classées par ordre alphabetique.

       Paris, Liberairie Génerale de Archtecture et des Arts Décoratifs, Schmid o. J. [ca. 1880]. 4 Bde. 2°. Tit., 20 S., 2000 Abb. auf 588 Taf. in Lichtdruck (4 Taf. fehlen). HLdr. d. Zt. m. Goldpräg. Ecken u. Kanten berieb. 2 Buchbl. gebrochen.Versand D: 4,00 EUR Kunst, Möbel, Kunsthandwerk

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        Zwei Gesamtansichten von Montreal vom Mount Royal aus gesehen mit dem St. Lorenz und, der Victoria Bridge im Hintergrund, im Vordergrund das (damalige) städtische Wasserreservoir. Orig.-Photos.

      Um 1880-85. - Je 18 x 22 cm. Albuminabzüge. Auf Kartons montiert. Jeweils verso von alter Hand bezeichnet. Sehr gute, frische Abzüge. Beide Aufnahmen müssen von nahezu genau demselben Standort aus aufgenommen worden sein, jedoch zu verschiedenen Zeiten, da ein bei einer Aufnahme noch im Bau befindliches großes Gebäude auf dem zweiten Photo vollendet ist. (ältere Aufnahmen aus der Zeit zwischen 1865-75 zeigen hier noch zum Teil freie Flächen). William Notman begann als Daguerreotypist in seiner ursprünglichen Heimat Glasgow. 1856 wanderte er nach Canada aus und gründete ein Studio in Montreal, wo er kurz darauf zum offiziellen Photographen von Queen Victoria in Canada ernannt wurde. Er gehörte bald zu den führenden Photographen Canadas und insbesondere Quebecs. Seine drei Söhne William McFarlane jr., Charles und George wurden ebenfalls Photographen und arbeiteten ab 1870 im väterlichen Studio (bis Charles den Betrieb 1934 verkaufte). Notman und seine Söhne hinterließen ein immenses Werk mit Stadtansichten von Montreal u.a. kanadischer Städte, Landschaftsaufnahmen, Portraits berühmter Persönlichkeiten wie z.B. Buffalo Bill, Bildnisse von Trappern, Aufnahmen von Football-Matches, Schiffen und Eisenbahnen, der Caribou-Jagd, Vögeln etc. etc. Das Mc.Cord Museum of Canadian History in Montreal beherbergt das "Notman Photographical Archive" mit einem Bestand von über 450.000 Photographien und Glasnegativen aus dem 78jährigen Bestehens des Studios und seiner Dependancen.

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        BUNTE HANS

      REINHEIMER, ADOLF. GERMAN. DER BUNTE HANS von Dr. med. Max Taube. Leipzig: Carl Reissner, no date, circa 1880. Large 4to (9 1/2 x 12 3/4"), cloth backed boards. Some cover soil and mild internal wear, VG. Printed on heavy boards, each page is individually hinged onto the book and is printed on one side only. The story told in verse stars a jointed harlequin type figure that has a different encounter on each page which is determined by the color of the page. Each page is printed in a different color, meant to teach children about the color and objects associated with it. Striking illustrations are by Adolf Reinheimer.

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        Ohne Titel (1948). Abstrakter Expressionismus. Öl auf Holz – 36 cm (Höhe) x 25,5 cm (Breite). Rechts unten »HH« monogrammiert und »[19]48« datiert.

       Hans (Georg Albert) Hofmann (1880-1966). Ohne Titel (1948). Abstrakter Expressionismus. Öl auf Holz – 36 cm (Höhe) x 25,5 cm (Breite). Rechts unten »HH« monogrammiert und »[19]48« datiert. Bezüglich des Erhaltungszustandes sehen Sie sich bitte das Photo an. Auf der Rückseite des Werkes befindet sich ein Moisio-Photographie-Aufkleber aus den Vierziger Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts, auf dem zusätzlich handschriftlich »Hans Hofmann Provincetown 1948« vermerkt ist. Weitere Photoabbildungen des Werkes sende ich Ihnen gerne auf Anfrage zu. Dieses Werk stammt aus dem Besitz des Photographen Walfred Moisio (1910-2002). Hans Hofmann (1880-1966), einen der bedeutendsten abstrakten Maler des 20. Jahrhunderts, gilt es in Deutschland noch zu entdecken. Ausgebildet in München und Paris, wo er Künstlern wie Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris und Georges Rouault begegnete, etablierte sich der gebürtige Mittelfranke von 1930 an in den USA. Mit außerordentlich erfolgreichen Kunstschulen in New York und Provincetown übte er eine nachhaltige Wirkung auf eine ganze Generation amerikanischer Künstler der Nachkriegszeit aus. Er gilt als Katalysator des Abstrakten Expressionismus und beeinflusste Maler wie Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Philip Guston, Robert Motherwell oder Barnett Newman maßgeblich. Seine stilistisch variantenreichen, in kraftvollen Farben virtuos gestalteten Gemälde wurden in allen führenden Museen der USA ausgestellt und fanden Eingang in deren Sammlungen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Schweiz: Konvolut von 10 nummerierten Photographien ( Albumin-Abzüge ), meist 27x21 cm unter anderem zur Gotthardbahn.

      Schroeder&Brauns Leipzig ( Um 1880 ) Das vorliegende Konvolut aus 10 in der Platte nummerierten und bezeichneten Photographien beinhaltet 9 Albumin-Abzüge auf dünnem Papier im Format 27x21 cm ( jeweils verso gestempelt mit Schroeder&Brauns in Leipzig ): Nummer 134: Wassen, mittlere Mayenreussbrücke, 131: Wassen, Untere u. mittlere Mayenreussbrücke, 221: Müren ( Eiger, Mönch u. Jungfrau mit Blick aufs Grandhotel ), 143: Goeschenen ( Weg nach Andermatt ), 189: Beatenberg ( Kurhaus ), 182: Bern..Eisenbahnbrücke, 327: Grindelwald ( Eiger, Mer de Glace, Viescherhörner ), 272: Ruine Unsprunnen ( zweimal vorhanden ) - sowie eine Photographie im Format 16x11 cm ( verso gestempelt: Schroeder&Co, Weggis ( Luzern ) mit der Nummer 278: Interlaken. Die großen Abzüge teils mit leichten Knickspuren, leicht gewellt. 2 hiervon ( Ruine Unsprunnen ) stärker angeknickt. 1 Abzug ( Nr. 134 Wassen; Mittlere Mayenreussbrücke mit kleinem Eckabriß oben links ). Insgesamt aber wohlerhalten, detailreich und tiefenscharf. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Gotthardbahn, Mayenreussbrücke, Wassen, Mürren, Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, Grandhotel, Göschenen, Goeschenen, Beatenberg, Kurhaus, Bern, Eisenbahnbrücken, Grindelwald, Unsprunnen

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      Mentor, Oh, 1880. Old folds. Very minor soiling. Near fine. James Garfield thanks Judge W.A. Richardson for his congratulations upon the occasion of Garfield's nomination as the Republican Party candidate for the presidency. The 1880 Republican National Convention took place between June 2 and June 8, 1880 and resulted in Garfield's nomination for the presidency and Chester A. Arthur's nomination for vice president. Here, Garfield writes: "My dear judge, Yours of the 10th inst. was found awaiting me at Washington but I have not been able to acknowledge it until now. Accept my thanks for your congratulations and suggestions. As I am gratified by the former I shall hope to profit by the latter." Garfield won the 1880 election in November, marking the sixth consecutive victory for the Republican Party. Unfortunately, Garfield's term was short-lived, as he was shot less than four months into his term on, July 2, 1881. He died two and a half months later.

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      Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1880 à 1888. 13 volumes (pour 12 titres), reliure à la bradel demi - toile rouge, pièce de titre, couvertures conservées. Exceptionnel ensemble comprenant : DU BEC "Discours de l'antagonie du chien et du lièvre" - CLAMORGAN "La chasse du loup nécessaire à la Maison rustique" - "Le bon varlet de chiens" - CRETIN "Débat entre deux dames sur le passe - temps des chiens et des oiseaux" - TARDIF "Le livre de l'art de faulconnerie et des chiens de chasse" - "Le livre du roi Dancus" - ARCUSSIA "La conférence des fauconniers" - DU SABLE "La muse chasseresse" - BULLANDRE "Le lièvre" - GRUAU "Nouvelle invention de chasse pour prendre et oster les loups de France" - LA FERRIERE "Les grandes chasses au XVIè siècle" - GOURDON DE GENOUILHAC "L'Eglise et la chasse". Rare collection complète où sont réunis "les plus anciens livres de chasse en prose et en vers qui remontent à l'origine de la littérature cynégétique, ainsi que divers petits ouvrages des 16 et 17è siècle qui concernent chacun une espèce de chasse particulière". Thiebaud col. 144 à 146. Français relié DeCollection

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        MÜNCHEN. - Nymphenburg. "Hartmannshofen bei Nymphenburg". Blick auf ein Anwesen mit Bauern- bzw. Jägerhaus, Ställen und Zuhäusl, links ein Bildstöckl, mittig sichtbar die Frauentürme.

      - Aquarell über Tuschzeichnung, verso bez. wie oben, um 1880, 19,5 x 25,5 cm. Minutiös durchgeführte Arbeit eines begabten Malerdilettanten (Alte Fasanerie?). - Kleine Randläsuren, ein paar dünne Stellen alt hinterlegt, im Himmel ein alt restaurierter Papierdurchbruch. Gerahmt.

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        San Francisco 1849

      [No place, 1880. Tintstone lithograph with additional hand-colouring, sheet size: 18 1/8 x 33 3/4 inches. Framed in gold leaf frame with painted black panel. Firk's rare view of the city of San Francisco in 1849: "one of the best-known early San Francisco views" (Peters). Henry Firks was a painter and lithographer known primarily for his images of California during the mid-nineteenth century. His works are held by the Bancroft Library, California Society of Pioneers, and the University of California. This fine and rare lithograph depicts the city only months before the great increase in population brought about by the Gold Rush. Baird and Evans record eight issues of this image: this is the seventh with no imprint and fifty-two numbers and fifty-two items of reference listed beneath the image. "A wide-ranging portrait of San Francisco, crisply rendered by the artist Henry Firks, is provided in this important view of the city...the view delineates the main features of the newly laid-out town: its favorable location on a wide bay; the hilly terrain affording lookout points; the low commercial structures lining the shore; the residential buildings of various make, some substantial, most not; and the large amount of shipping accommodated by the harbor. At the right is the Pacific Ocean entrance to the harbor, already known as the Golden Gate. Flush with the right-hand margin of the arched view is Yerba Buena Island, preserving San Francisco's original name. Firks' rendering is the source of numerous other views of San Francisco looking north on Montgomery Street to Telegraph Hill" (Deák). Baird & Evans Historic Lithographs of San Francisco (1972) 8g; California on Stone pp.120-121; Deák Picturing America 584; cf. Reps Views and Viewmakers 242; Who Was Who in American Art (Madison, Ct.: Sound View Press, 1999) I, p.1124.

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      NP (Montevideo, Uruguay?): Estudio Fotografico de Chute & Brooks, nd (ca.1880's). Oblong photo album, 4 1/2 x 7 1/4 in., bound in burgundy pebbled cloth (spine slightly faded), gilt title on front cover. Twelve original photos, mounted on stubs, each with a white lettered caption along the lower margin of the photo. All are clear and in very good condition. Verso of each bears the stamp of the Chute & Brooks studio, either in Montevideo, or with both the Montevideo and Buenos Aires addresses, plus a note of their silver medal award for photography at the Paris International Exhibition, 1878. Each photograph measures 4 x 6 1/4 in. The images include: Mercado Nuevo, La Fuente, Calle Zabala, Mercado del Puerto, Quinta de D. Pancho Gomez, Calle Sarandi, Calle de 25 de Mayo (a sign partially visible on one of buildings shows "Estudi-- Chute y--"), Vista General, Teatro Solis, Casa de Gobierno, Calle 18 de Julio, and La Matriz. Charles Wallace Chute (1846-1923) and Thomas Brooks were American photographers who began their photography business in Montevideo in 1868. They operated studios both in Uruguay and in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and according to John Hannavy's "Encyclopedia of 19th Century Photography," [Routledge: 2013] were famous for the quality of their portraits. They also published views of various cities in Latin America, and branched out to establish studios in Rio de Janeiro, Havana and New York by the turn of the century. No listings found on OCLC.

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      Watercolour on paper, 13.3cm circular, signed in ink lower centre: "DGR" (monogram), ca. January 1880.  In February 1880 Jane Morris wrote to Rossetti enquiring about a sketch of a humming bird which he had sent to her, & his reply explains the source for the work's subject.  Double-matted w/acid-free board within a modern gilt metal frame.  Provenance: Gifted by the artist to Jane Morris(?); with Thos. Agnew & Sons, London (label on backboard); Tilly Marshall (owner of The Stone Gallery, Newcastle); thence to her son Simon Marshall (Stone Gallery label on backboard); acquired from him ca.1995 by William E. Fredeman.  Literature: Tilly Marshall, "Life with Lowry" (1981) pp.140 & 142; W.E. Fredeman (ed.), "Correspondence of D.G. Rossetti" (2010) Letter 80.49.  Note: This watercolour has been inspected & authenticated by Virginia Surtees.  Frame & matt Fine; watercolour Very Good (paper sl. toned & spotted).

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        Letter signed ("Ludwig").

      Linderhof, 3. I. 1880. - Large 4to. ½ p. on bifolium. Edges gilt. Includes addressed envelope with red seal. To the Royal Bavarian Director of the Court Gardens, Carl von Effner (1831-84) in Munich, thanking him for his New Year's wishes and assuring him of his favour: "Mein lieber Hofgärtendirektor von Effner! Zum Jahreswechsel brachten auch Sie Mir den Ausdruck Ihrer aufrichtig gemeinten Glückwünsche in Vorlage und bereiteten Mir hiedurch große Freude. Ich danke Ihnen für diese Kundgabe treu ergebener Gefühle und gebe Ihnen die Versicherung, daß Mein Wohlwollen Sie auch in das neue Jahr, welches für Sie ein gesegnetes sein möge, begleiten wird. Mit huldvollen Gesinnungen / Ihr / wohlgewogener König [.]". Effner, descended from a long line of gardeners in the service of the Bavarian royal court, designed the gardens for King Ludwig's famous castles, Neues Schloss, Herrenchiemsee, and Linderhof. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      c. 1880 - Albumen print. Good tonal range, small scratch in middle of image otherwise in fair condition. Dimensions: 285 by 200mm. (11.25 by 8 inches).

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        The Transval of New York

      New York: Johnson & Co, 1880. Map printed in colours, (sheet size:17 x 54 inches), (splits at folds expertly sealed), [with:] a 29pp. pamphlet "The Transval of New York" (New York: Johnson & Co., 1880), small 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 3/8 inches), original pebble-grained cloth-covered boards. A fine map of the region now largely Washington Heights of Manhattan; from 130th Street to Inwood Hill Park, the Henry Hudson Bridge and the northern-most tip of Manhattan Island that Viele proposed to call the Transval in reference to the valley-like gorge that runs through the area. The name never stuck and little or nothing came of Viele's proposal that this would be an excellent terminal port for lumber and grain traveling via the Erie Canal. A canal, similar to that shown on the map, was finally dug in 1923. Much of Viele's map, as with many 19th century maps of Manhattan, was "as planned" or hoped for rather than "as existing". What were there in fact were the substantial homes, designated in black on the map, of prosperous New Yorkers, who enjoyed the spectacular views of the Hudson and many of the north-south running avenues that form the axes of the present community. Viele's pamphlet gives an entertaining and detailed history of the region and a particularly good account of the Battle for Fort Washington, which, though Washington's men lost, was a valiantly fought encounter, worthy of greater renown in the annals of that war. General Viele had a distinguished career. A descendent of an old New York Dutch family, he graduated from West Point, served in the Mexican War and the Civil War, was Engineer-in-Chief of the Central Park and Prospect Park developments and served a term in Congress. Jackson, The Encyclopedia of New York City.

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        Framed Original Humorous Watercolor by Randolph Caldecott entitled "Telling the Tale"

      NA. Fine. The watercolor depicts a humorous scene in which an old duffer in a plaid suit has three young ladies in his thrall while man in the background, a self-portrait of Caldecott himself, is nodding off. The palette is of muted light colors, and the painting is pleasingly both impressionistic and detailed. N.d., circa 1880. The watercolor itself measures 24.5 by 20 cm, and in the frame, 32 by 36 cm.

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        Mediterranean Sea _ Eastern Part Compiled From The Most Recent Surveys. 1880':.

      - Lithographie v. David & Comapny n. Captain Sir Frederick J. Evans b. J.D. Potter in London, dat. 1880, 1883 und 1895, 66 x 99 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. E - J, S. 34. - Seekarte von 2 Platten gedruckt. - Zeigt das östliche Mittelmeer zwischen Sizilien und /Zypern (Cyprus), Israel und Palästina. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The Works of George Eliot

      London: William Blackwood, 1880. Cabinet Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Twenty-four volume set. Halfbound in green leather with green/ red marbled covers and edges. Gilt tooling to spine. Previous owner's bookplate to paste-down endpaper and signature (same name 1889) to title-pages of all volumes.

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        Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisis de la flore et de la pomone de l' Ile de Java peints d'après nature par Madame Berthe Hoola van Nooten. Troisieme edition

      Brussels and Leipzig: Librairie Européenne C. Muquardt, 1880. Folio. (22 x 15 1/4 inches). Half-title, title, dedication to the Queen of the Netherlands and foreword in French, parallel text in French and English. 40 chromolithographed plates by P. Depannemaeker after Hoola van Nooten. Expertly bound to style in red half morocco over contemporary light green glazed paper-covered boards, titled in gilt on flat spine Third, and improved edition of this magnificent display of spectacular Javanese fruits and flowers, their bright colours ideally suited to the then new technique of chromolithography. 'Europeans who beheld these plants for the first time... could not but have been moved to wonder and amazement' ("Oak Spring Flora") Berthe Hoola van Nooten (1840-1885), a latter-day Maria Sibylla Merian, produced the present work as a heroic response to circumstances which left her on Java, a widow in her early twenties with a family to support and little money, certainly not enough to pay for her family's passage home to Belgium. 'Aware of the vogue in Europe for exotic flora, she decided to take advantage of her enforced exile and put to use the skill at flower painting that she had no doubt acquired as a girl. Thus she prepared forty magnificent plates for Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisis de l'Ile de Java ... [van Nooten] was clearly a more than competent artist, for the splendid tropical plants, with their lush foliage, vividly coloured flowers and exotic fruit, have been depicted with great skill. She managed to accentuate the splendour of each species by adopting a style that combined great precision and clarity with a touch of neo-Baroque exuberance, revelling in the rich forms and colours of the tropics. The reader's eye is immediately captured by the dark leaves, shown furled or crumpled or partly nibbled away by insects, the delicately rendered details of the follicles and seeds, and the heavy clusters of flowers that cascade down the page. The excellent reproduction of the artist's drawings in the form of chromolithographs lends an added tactility to these striking images' ( Oak Spring Flora ) The work consists of a lithographed dedication (in rhyme) to the Queen of the Netherlands. This is followed by a preface in which the author hints at the tragic personal circumstances which led her to seek a publisher for the work, and the forty plates, each of which is accompanied by detailed text in French and English giving a description as well as occasional information on the plants' culinary, medical, religious and other uses. The plates depict a mixture of indigenous, naturalised and introduced plants and include shrubs, flowering trees and, perhaps the most striking of all, 16 portraits of plants with edible fruits: pomelo, rambutan, mangosteen, custard-apple, bread-fruit, mango, bananas, star-fruit and papaya amongst others. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 103; Landwehr 80; Nissen BBI 93; Oak Spring Flora 87; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3025.

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        BADEN. "Baden". Sammelbild mit Ansichten von Hohengeroldseck und Biberach, Baden-Baden, Lahr, Offenburg und Freiburg, umgeben von reicher floraler Bordüre mit historischen Szenen (Einweihung des Freiburger Münsters 1191), Trachtendarstellungen und Porträtmedaillons (Hebel, Scheffel).

      - Farblithographie von Reiss nach C. Scheuren bei M. Schauenburg, Lahr, um 1880, 52 x 58 cm. Schmitt, Rhein-Beschreibungen 213,4. - Aus dem Monumentalwerk "Der Rhein von den Quellen bis zum Meere". - Sehr breitrandig und tadellos.

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