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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]

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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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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        Ecuadorian Rainbow

      Supplement; 16 Ecuadorian Rainbow. Diphlogaena hesperus. ~p~A Monograph of...Hummingbirds [supplement], W. Hart for Gould, 1880-7. 530 x 360mm. £395

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        Historia da America Portugueza desde o anno de mil e quinhentos do seu descobrimento ate o de mil e setecentos e vinte e quatro.

      Lisboa da Silva, 1880 - xxvii, 404 S. Good condition. Ex-Library. New library binding. With 6 plates and 1 map. pt Gewicht in Gramm: 945 Segunda edicao revista e annotada por J.G. Goes.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Haker GmbH & Co. KG]
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        The Photophone

      Dawson Brothers, Montreal 1880 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ulysses S. Grant Signed Letter.

      Sante Fe, 1880. Autograph Letter Signed by Ulysses S. Grant which reads, "Dear Mrs. Hines, Mrs. Grant and I are under many obligations to you and the general for a very pleasant visit to Sante Fe. We hope to have someday, the opportunity of reciprocating your hospitality. Very truly yours, U.S. Grant Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 16, 1880." Matted and framed. Entire piece measures 13 inches x 16.5 inches. Three days earlier on May 8, 1871, President Grant had signed the Treaty of Washington, settling the so-called "Alabama Claims," whereby the U.S. sought reparations from the United Kingdom for attacks on U.S. ships by the British built ship, CSS Alabama, and other Confederate ships that were sold to the rebel states during the Civil War. The British government agreed to pay the U.S. $15.5 million.

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        Outstanding collection of early architectural photographs featuring buildings in Chicago, Cleveland, New York City, Buffalo, Boston, and Michigan]

      [Chicago, Cleveland, New York City, Buffalo, Boston, and Battle Creek, MI 1880 - 219 albumen photographs, backed on linen. A handful of photos in the second volume dampstained. Contemporary cloth. Housed in a black morocco-backed box. An amazing collection of photographs of Gilded Age mansions in Chicago An astounding collection of photographs highlighting the golden age of architecture in Chicago, particularly the style of Richardsonian Romanesque, named for the prominent architect Henry Hobson Richardson. Some of Richardson's own work is featured in this archive, including some of his buildings in Cleveland and Boston. Other architects represented in these photographs include an array of the most famous designers in Chicago during the latter part of the 19th century, such as Daniel Burnham, John Wellborn Root, Franklin Pierce Burnham, Willoughby J. Edbrooke, Joseph Lyman Silsbee, Solon Spencer Beman, H.M. Hansen, John J. Flanders, William Carbys Zimmerman, and other partnerships, including Wheelock & Clay, Mason & Rice, Treat & Foltz, Cobb & Frost, Patton & Fisher, and more. Some of the photographs carry stamps from these architects on the verso, including Henry Ives and L.G. Hallburg, while others are identified through pencil notations or by captions in the negative, likely by the photographic firm that produced the images. The archive also includes architectural works from firms in other cities, including Marling & Burdett and Green & Wicks in Buffalo, N.Y. (both of whom had worked and studied in Chicago - Marling under Beaman and Burdett under Richardson), and C.F. Schweinfurth, Coburn & Barnum, and George Smith in Cleveland. Some of the identifiable buildings in this collection include the Potter Palmer residence, the McWilliams residence, the Borden house, the Ransom Cable residence, the McGill house, Chicago City Hall (designed by James Egan), the Hair & Ridgway Building, and H.H. Richardson's McVay residence (among about a half dozen other buildings identified as Richardson designs). A healthy amount of the images show buildings at various stages of construction, a rare feature for albums of architectural photographs like this. Though the subject matter includes buildings in several cities, the photographs themselves, or at least the printing of the photographs all seem to be the work of a single Chicago architectural photography studio, explaining why architectural works from disparate cities are presented together. Seemingly all of the photographs emanate from the Chicago photographic firm of Allgeier, with a handful of photographs from Allgeier & Bertwistle. The second volume includes numerous images focusing on interior design, as well as close-up details of various architectural features of buildings in Chicago, including the aforementioned Hair & Ridgway Building. The third volume contains views of railroad stations, namely Battle Creek Depot in Michigan (designed by Rogers & MacFarland of Detroit) and another unidentified station in New York, as well as additional buildings in Chicago and New York. An amazing archive of Richardsonian Romanesque architectural photographs from the style's heyday. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Democracy: An American Novel (Leisure-Hour Series)

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. (BAL's earliest state, Form "A," with mark "F" on page 65, title page incorrectly stating Leisure Hour series number as 112, front pastedown dated March 31, 1880, white linen binding). 374 p. with eight pages of ads at rear. Very Good condition overall. Covers have some spots of staining and toning. First 14 or so pages have light creasing in one area along fore edge. Small stain on pg. 64. A nice copy. A popular anonymously-published political novel, which was only attributed to Adams after his death.

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        \"The Victoria Graving Dock Company Limited. The Pontoons Victoria Dock. Capable of lifting vessels up to 3000 tons\". Darstellung der Trockendocks des Victoria Dock mit einer hydraulischen Schiffhebebühne (Edwin Clark`s Patent) mit einem Schiff, links der weite Blick über die Docklands im Londoner Eastend.

       Lithographie mit zwei Tonplatten bei C.H. Job, London, um 1880, 38 x 62 cm. Leicht angeschmutzt, im Himmel und oben in den Rändern leicht fleckig. - Große, dekorative Darstellung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Großbritannien, London, Schiffahrt

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        Euripide IÂby Leconte de Lisle

      Paris - Alphonse Lemerre 1880 - An eight volume set consisting of six volumesÂof Leconte de Lisle translations withÂtwo Eugne Talbot translations of the major Ancient Greek texts into French. Euripide includes: 'Hkab', 'Orests', 'Les Phoinissiennes', 'Mdia', 'Hippolytos', 'Alkstis', 'Andromakh', 'Les Suppliantes', 'Iphignia a Aulis'. Hsoide includes: 'Bion', Moskhos', 'Tyrte', 'Odes Anacrontiques'. Eschyle includes: 'Promtheus Enchain' and 'Les Khophores'. Homre: Odysse and Iliade include the full-text translation from Ancient Greek to French. aSophocle includes 'Les Trakhiniennes', 'Oidipous-Roi', 'Oidipous a Kolonos', 'Antigone' and 'lekra'. Aristophane Vol IÂincludes 'Les Akharniens', 'Les Chevaliers', 'Les Nues', and 'La Paix', with a preface by fellow poet, Sully Prudhomme. Aristophane Vol IIÂincludes 'Les Oiseaux', 'Lysistrata' and 'Ploutos', with a preface by fellow poet, Sully Prudhomme. Euripide andÂAristophane Vol I are limited editions as listed on the front free endpaper. Aristophane:Twenty-fiveÂcopies on Holland paper, five copies on China paper. Euripide: Fourty copies on Holland paper, ten copies on China paper and 5 copies on Whatman paper. Charles Marie Ren Leconte de Lisle (1818-1894) was a French poet of Parnissian fame. The Parnissians wereÂa group of poets who placed syntax &Âmetre above the emotional value of a poem. Members of the group included Paul Verlaine, Sully Prudhomme and Thodore de Banville. Leconte de Lisle succeeded Victor Hugo in his election to the French Academy. Eugne Talbot was born in 1814 and died in 1894. Dating from Copac. ÂCondition: In half calf binding with marbled boards and gilt lettering and tooling to the spine. Externally, smart with slight edgewear and rubbing to the joints. Slight fading to the spine and sunning to the fore-edge. Internally, smart with browning to the edges throughout. Overall:FINEÂ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Petersburg und Moskau [Mappe mit 32 alten Fotos von Petersburg und Moskau]

      [etwa 1880er Jahre] - HLWd. Mappe mit goldgeprägtem Vordertitel, Band, 24 Fotos (im Durchschnitt etwa 16,5 x 11,5 cm) mit verschiedenen Ansichten von St. Petersburg aufgezogen auf Karton (im Durchschnitt 32 x 24,5 cm), hinten tw. mit Aufkleber mit der Aufschrift "Magasin d'Estampes de VELTEN, Perspective de Newsky No. 20 à St. Pétersbourg." mit Bleistift frazösischer Name der Sehenswürdigkeit in der rechten unteren Ecke eingetragen (Colonne Alexandre sur la place du Palais, Senat et Monument de Pierre le Grande, Eglise de Isaac, .) und 8 Fotos (im Durchschnitt etwa 10,5 x 10,5 cm) mit Außenansichten von Moskauer Kirchen aufgezogen auf Karton (im Durchschnitt etwa 22 x 22 cm); Die Mappe ist angeschmutzt, beim Rücken eingerissen, die Kartons sind tw. stockfleckig, Fotos aber sauber, die Fotos der Moskauer Kirchen haben tw. Löcher von Reißnägeln, Reste von Klebebändern an der Rückseite, insgesamt annehmbarer Zustand. Die Fotos dürften in den 1880er oder 1890er Jahren gemacht worden sein. Book Language/s: de, fr [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Bericht über die wissenschaftlichen Instrumente auf der Berliner Gewerbeausstellung im Jahre 1879.

      Berlin Springer 1880 - (24,5 x 16,5 cm). VIII, 535 S. Mit 292 Abbildungen. Original-Leinwandband. Erste Ausgabe, u.a. mit Beiträgen von W. Foerster, L. Loewenherz, Th. Liebisch, J. Hirschberg und H. W. Vogel. - Die beschriebenen Instrumente stammen u.a. aus den Bereichen Astronomie, Geodäsie, Nautik, Metrologie, Meteorologie, Physik, Chemie, Mikroskopie, Kristallographie, Spektroskopie, Ophthalmoskopie, Elektrizität und Telegraphie. Besonders zu beachten ist die Beschreibung des Phonographen von Glaue und Pensky. Mit vielen schönen Geräte- und Instrumentenabbildungen. - Einband leicht berieben. Rücken sauber restauriert, sonst gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Gawler Handbook. A Record of the Rise and Progress of that important Town; to which are added Memoirs of McKinlay the Explorer and Dr Nott

      Goodfellow & Hele [almost certainly the Author - James Dally was convinced], Adelaide 1880 - Octavo, 182, 30 (advertisements) pages plus 6 lithographed plates (of farm machinery by James Martin & Co.) and 17 albumen paper carte-de-visite photographs individually mounted on tipped-in captioned leaves. Blind-decorated blue cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover; cloth slightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities, a little marked, and lightly sunned on the spine; some mounts lightly creased (a production flaw); a few trifling signs of use; a very good copy (but internally fine, with the photographs in superb condition). With the pictorial bookplate of J. Cluny Harkness (Federal President of the Chamber of Manufactures in the 1950s, according to Trove). Ferguson 11744; Holden 70. Holden's entry is more accurate and informative, although the photographs may vary slightly between copies. The photograph facing page 17 in this copy is of the 'Gawler Institute' (showing the Institute building and Town Hall), rather than 'Frankel's Hotel' as called for in Holden. These variations notwithstanding, two separate editions were produced: one in wrappers, with advertisements on the verso of the front cover and on both sides of the rear cover, without photographs (but with the lithographs not noted by Ferguson); the other in gilt-lettered cloth, without the cover advertisements, containing 17 mounted photographs plus the lithographs. Both contain 30 pages of advertisements at the rear. Rare in any state, and in our view, the version on offer is one of the more important and interesting photographically illustrated books produced in Australia. 'The handbook is illustrated with a number of views by Mr J. Taylor, the local photographic artist, representing the most important edifices and establishments in town' (Holden, quoting a contemporary review). The frontispiece is a portrait of John McKinlay (1819-1872); there are 14 pages devoted to him (he married a Gawler woman in the early 1850s and was based in the town until his death). Justice is not done to the other photographs in describing them prosaically as 'the most important edifices and establishments in town'. Without exception, signs of life and day-to-day activities flesh out the images, and most of the businesses - butcher shop, photographic studio, cordial factory, furnishing warehouse, music emporium - feature well-stocked windows or yards and numerous staff members or customers. Holden reproduces two interesting ones (including perhaps the best, the butcher shop, captioned merely 'Hodgson & Clements'), but there are wonderful vignettes in many others. Not least of these are the horse-drawn tram in front of the 'Commercial Bank' and the ornate hearse outside 'F. Fowler's Furnishing Warehouse'. While we are on the subject of death, one chapter stands out. Among those to be expected, say on 'Horticultural and Agricultural Progress. Gardens around Gawler', or 'The Humbug Society. Flam! Bam! Sham!', or 'The Streets - Number of Businesses - Description of Hotels', there is Chapter XI: 'The Neville and Adamson Tragedy'. Its thirteen pages describe in great detail the events surrounding the double suicide 'and its romantic accomplishment' of Neville and his partner Adamson. 'It is universally believed that Neville was the leading spirit in the suicide, and so strong was Adamson's affection, love, friendship, or whatever it may be termed, for his companion, that he consented to take that final leap in the dark in the wine cellar, with him to visit that "bourne whence none return"'. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beiträge zur Geschichte und zur Landes- und Volkskunde der Altmark. Stendaler Beiträge Band V und VI. 2 Bände

      - - Herausgegeben im Auftrage des Altmärkischen Museumsvereins zu Stendal - Gewicht in Gramm: 1880 Altmärkische Verlagsanst. u. Trommler-Verlag, Stendal, 1925-1930 und 1931-1937. 446 u. 490 S. mit einigen Abb., Halbleinen der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Konvolut mit ca. 83 Blättern Kneipzeitungen, Narrenzeitungen der "Hölle", Aufführungsprogrammen etc.

      München ca. 1875-1880. - Mit zahlr. Illustrationen. Unterschiedliche Größen (von ca. 32, 32 bis 38 x 25 cm). Enthält u.a.: Kneip-Zeitung der Allotria Nr. 21,1. Januar 1878.- Allotria den 8. Februar 1879.- Der Kropftrottel, 22. Dez. 1877.- Die Seelenmesse von Pullach (mit Bleistiftvermerk des ehemaligen Vorbesitzers: Berühmtes Kneippblatt der Münchner Künstlerges. "Allotria", teilw. sehr derb erotisch).- Theaterzettel: Das graue Geheimnis . in 5 Akten von Otto Stöger.- Theaterzettel: Die Schatz-Kammer des Königs Rhamsenit.- Theaterzettel: Das Kind des Todes . in 5 spannenden Acten von Otto Stöger.- Der Schreiber oder Silhouttentrottel.- Fidibus, Organ für Beleuchtung, Kneip-Zeitung der Allotria.- Kneipzeitung Nr. 15, 4. Dez. 1875.- Zur Eröffnung des Wintersemesters 1875-1876.- Hunde- u. Kneip-Zeitung der Allotria Nr. 17.- Vor, An und Nach dem 27. Januar 1875, oder 220 Verse Darüber, von einem unsrer Correspondenten.- Die Reise in die Niederlande, Eigenbericht der Künstlergesellschaft.- Narrenzeitung der "Hölle" etc.- Unterschiedlich gebräunt und fleckig, tlw. angestaubt. Ränder rissig und einige Einrisse geklebt.- Die Künstlergesellschaft Allotria wurde 1873 von Franz von Lenbach und Lorenz Gedon in München gegründet. Mitglieder des Vereins waren u. a. die Maler Josef Block, Otto Frölicher, Hugo von Habermann, Friedrich August von Kaulbach, Hans Makart, Bruno Piglhein, Franz von Stuck und Joseph Wopfner, die Karikaturisten Wilhelm Busch und Adolf Oberländer sowie die Architekten Gabriel und Emanuel von Seidl. Kabarett, Humor, Karikatur

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        Der deutsch-französische Krieg 1870-1871, redigiert vom Generalstabe Karten IV, V von Seite 783 (Verzeichnis der zum IV. Bande (S. 783 bis Schluß) und zum V. Bande gehörigen Skizzen, Pläne und Übersichtskarten)

      Berlin, E. S. Mittler & Sohn, 1880. 1. Auflage Sondereinband Die Mappe scheint komplett vollständig zu sein. Gemäß Inhaltsverzeichnis sind alle Pläne, Skizzen und Karten in der Mappe enthalten. Der größte Teil der Faltblätter ist in einem altersmäßig durchweg mindestens guten bis eher hin zu sehr gutem Zustand. An den Rändern eher leicht berieben. Die Mappe ist in eher befriedigendem Zustand. Beschriftung der Faltblätter: Karte zu den Operationen auf dem südwestlichen Kriegsschauplatze / Plan zu der Schlacht vor Le Mans am 10ten, 11ten und 12ten Januar / Plan zur Belagerung von Belfort für die Zeit bis Mitte Januar 1871 u.a. Insgesamt 23 Faltblätter Rik241153 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        British rainfall [Symons British Rainfall - 32 volumes]

      London : Edward Stanford, 1880-1963, 1880, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition. Good to very good copies bound in gilt-blocked blue cloth. Varying degrees of wear and running around the spine and panel edges. Some staining/bleaching evident to the covers of some volumes. Bindings are tight and strong. Internally, each volume is bright and clean, although a small number of the earlier volumes have some minor dust-toning/foxing around the prelims. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; 32 volumes, illus. (some colour); 22cm. Contents: 1879-1900 (22 vols.), 1916-1918 (3 vols.), 1920-1925 (6 vols.), 1959-60 (1 vol.). Subjects: Rain and rainfall -- Great Britain -- Weather -- Meteorology -- History -- Periodicals. Notes: Imprints, contributors and titles vary. 0 pages. Inventory No: 224306.

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        Los dioses de Grecia y Roma o Mitologia greco-romana.Historia de los dioses,semidioses y heroes del gentilisimo clasico,de sus dogmas,misterios,fiestas y ceremonias,con el relato de las tradiciones heroico-mitologicas,y observaciones criticas y artisticas

      Salvat Editores, Barcelona 1880 - holandesa bien conservada con planos estampados en negro, rojo y oro, anteportada cromolitográfica Obra adornada con lujosas oleografías sacadas de copias de los mejores cuadros antiguos y modernos que sobre asuntos mitológicos existen en los Museos de Madrid,Roma,Paris,Florencia,Munich,etc y mas de 600 grabados.Seguida de apéndices con noticias. . a la religión y al culto profesado por varios pueblos como los iberos,celtas,germanos,egipcios,fenicios,chinos,indios,americanos,etc, 2 volúmenes, abundantes láminas cromolitográficas,láminas litográficas,algunas desplegables y viñetas. 1607 págs.

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        Fabrication des liqueurs. Manuscrit.

      Paris 1880 - in-4 En feuilles assemblées par des agrafes parisiennes. p. Manuscrit de 74 pages.Bon état. Entièrement lisible. Recettes et quantités détaillées pour chaque préparation. Contient : Chap 1 - De la composition des liqueurs. Chap 2 - Quantité d'alcool, de sucre et d'eau à employer pour différentes classes de liqueurs. Chap 3 - Des teintures aromatiques : Teinture d'ambre; Teinture aromatique des anglais; Teinture de benjoin; de cachou; de café; de calament; de girofle; de goudron; d'iris; de musc; de storax; de tolu; de vanille; autre manière d'extraire les parfums; . Chap 4 - Des infusions : infusion de brou de noix; de coques d'amandes amères; de curaçao; élixir de cagliostro; infusion de fruits de cassis; de feuilles de cassis; de framboises; d'iris; de vanille; autre infusion de vanille dite instantanée; de vinaigre de framboisie; de mélisse; d'oeillet rouge. Chap 5 - De la coloration des liqueurs: couleur bleue; couleur bleu violet obtenue directement; couleur jaune brunatre ou caramel; couleur rouge: à la cochenille-à l'hématine- au cudbéar- au bois de Brésil et de Pernambouc- au bois de pernambouc- à l'oseille- au santal; couleur jaune au safran; couleur verte. Chap 6 - Du collage des liqueurs : à l'albumine ou blanc d'oeuf; à la colle de poisson; à la gélatine; au lait. Chap 7 - De la filtration Chap 8 - Section 1 - Liqueurs françaises par essence ou huiles volatiles : anisette ou eau d'anis- Cent-sept ans - Crème de céleri- crème de citron - Liqueur de curaçao - Crème d'angélique - Crème surfine d'absinthe - de fleurs d'oranger - crème surfine de jasmin - crème de menthe - crème d'orande ou de portugal - eau d'argent fine - eau des sept graines - eau de noyau - eau d'or fine - eau ou crème de rose - crème surfine des mille fleurs - liqueurs dite de la Grande-Chartreuse - parfait amour - vespétro- huile de kirschwasser - Senbac de Lorraine - huile de rhum - persico surfin. Section 2 - Des liqueurs étrangères : anisette surfine de Hollande- alkernès de Florence - aqua bianco di Torino- crème de genièvre de Hollande - Crème surfine de noyau de Phalsbourg - eau de vie d'Andaye - eau de vie de Dantzig - maraschino di Zara, dit marasquin - marasquin par simple mélange - liqueur surfine au mézenc - rosolio de Turin - liqueur fine de Kummel - Usquebauch d'Ecosse par infusion - Section 3 - Liqueurs par infusion : brou de noix - crème surfine d'ananas - élixir de gazus - huile de vanille - huile de violette sans violettes- liqueur hygiénique (raspail) - eau de coings - crème de fraises - crème de fleurs d'oranger - eau ou crème d'angélique - eau de brou de noix -eau ou ratafia de fruits à noyau - eau de noyaux d'abricots - liqueur d'orange - liqueur d'écorce & d'orange douce - curacao ou liqueur d'orandes amères- liqueur de citron - Section 4 - Des ratafias : de cerises - ratafia ou eau des quatre-fruits - ratafia de cassis - ratafia de Neuilly surfin - de groseilles - d'oeillets - de poires de Rousselet - de coings - de genièvre - de raison muscat - d'estragon - de fleurs d'acacia - vespétro - Section 5 - De quelques liqueurs délicieuses : rosolio de Turin - crème de fraises- crème de fleurs d'oranger - Chap 9 - Des spiritueux aromatiques non-sucrées : absinthe suisse - amer d'Angleterre- de Hollande- alcool camphré- eau balsamique de Botot - eau de Cologne superfine - eau de vie de Gayac - de lavande - des jacobins de Rouen - eau vulnéraire - Chap 10 - Préparation des sirops : Sirop de suce - de framboises - de groseilles - de gomme - de guimauve - de mûres - d'orgeat - de violettes.

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        Diary of an Idle Woman in Spain (Copyright Edition - complete in two volumes - Extra Illustrated)

      New York: Brentanos, 1880. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Caro Weir Ely, et al.. These books are from the library of J. Alden Weir and were rebound by his daughter Caro Weir Ely, artist, print maker and bookbinder. The books have been profusely illustrated with stiff photos, most in brilliant color, corresponding to scenes described in the books (appropriate corresponding text is underlined in pencil). A note on a blank fly leaf ("Cora Rutherfurd (sp) - from May 3rd 1914 to June 13th 1914") indicate the source of the photos. The books are undated, but Hathi Trust has 187? and the Tauchnitz copyright edition is dated 1884. The books have marbled end papers and 271, clear, minimally toned pages (gilt edged all around) bound in tan Morocco with with three raised bands on the spine and the boards embellished with a coat of arms on the front and a rose on the rear. A few of the photos of people have them dressed in cloth. These are an exquisite, unique set. (an assumed first edition)

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        Maschinenlehre. Deutsche Handschrift auf Papier. 2 Bände.

      Ohne Ort (Ca -90) 1880 - (28 x 22 cm). Ca. 400 nn. Bll. Mit ca. 200 teils blattgroßen und meist farbigen Bleistift- bzw. Federzeichungen im Text. Halblederbände der Zeit. Die anonyme Handschrift ist vermutlich die Abschrift eines Lehrbuches oder die Reinschrift eines Vorlesungsmitschriebes, ohne jeden Hinweis auf Ort, Anlass oder Verfasser. Die sehr feinen und exakten Zeichnungen und die vereinzelten roten Korrenkturkürzel mit Datum lassen auf den Rahmen einer Ingenieurs-Ausbildung schließen. - Systematisch werden die physikalischen Grundlagen und ihre Anwendungen in der Praxis dargestellt und durch meist kolorierte Zeichungen illustriert. Die Abbildungen wurden in der Regel auf den weißen Rand gezeichnet, stellenweise aber auch auf separat eingebundene Blätter. Sie zeigen neben geometrischen Skizzen u.a. eine Dezimal- und eine Brückenwaage, Zahnräder, verschiedene Wasserräder und Turbinen, Flaschenzüge, Krane, Brems-Dynamometer von Prony, Kurbelbewegung einer Kolbenmaschine, einen Querschnitt durch eine Kanone, eine Lokomotive von vorne, Pitotsche Röhren, einen Woltmannschen Flügel, eine Vakuumpumpe, Wasserpumpen, Feuerungsanlagen, Steuerungen von Dampfmaschinen, Schrauben und Bolzen, Ventile etc. - Vereinzelt etwas angestaubt. Die Einbände gering berieben. Insgesamt schönes und nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar in guter Erhaltung [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les soirées de Médan

      Charpentier 1880 - - Charpentier, Paris 1880, 15x19cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en demi chagrin vert bouteille, dos à cinq nerfs orné de motifs floraux dorés, plats de papier marbré, tranches mouchetées, reliure de l'époque. Notre exemplaire est enrichi des signatures manuscrites de Guy de Maupassant, Emile Zola, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Léon Hennique, Paul Alexis et Henri Céard sur la première garde. Bel et rare exemplaire établi dans une reliure strictement de l'époque. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition on the current paper. Binding half green bottle shagreen, back with five nerves decorated with gilded floral patterns, marbled paper plates, sprinkled edges, contemporary binding. Our copy is enriched handwritten signatures of Guy de Maupassant, Emile Zola, Huysmans, Leon Hennique, Alexis and Paul Henri Céard on the first guard. Beautiful and rare copy established in a strictly Contemporary binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Fishes of Great Britain and Ireland 3 Volumes 1880- 1884

      London & Edinburgh: Williams and Norgate , 1880. Half bound in leather with marbled boards. Top edge gilt. 2 Volumes with 3rd volume containing CLXXIX (179) engraved plates. Raised banded spines with gilt titles, fading to spines, wear to edges. Marbles endpapers with library plate to feps, small labels to reps. Volume I 336pp. gutter at title page cracked but stitching in place. Volume II 388pp page 386/387 gutter repaired with sellotape. Small tear to bottom edge of title page and gutter starting to crack at page 1. Text very clean, bindings firm. Volume III front board detached at front gutter, Plate 1 and rear gutter repaired with sellotaped. Plates clean although some are darkened. and occasional spotting, pages firm THIS IS A HEAVY SET - 4350g PLEASE CONTACT US FOR POSTAGE COSTS. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        A Sketch of the Kafir and Zulu Wars

      

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        Revue égyptologique, Volumes 1 to 14 (complete set) + Revue égyptologique Nouvelle Série Volumes 1 to 2 (complete)

      Paris 1880 - Rare complete set of 14 volumes, Paris, from 1880 onwards. Bound in a very nice golden half-leather. Excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ricordo della Certosa di Pesio

      Tip. Lit. Camilla e Bertolero, Torino 1880 - Cartella cm. 35 x 28 con bella veduta in lit. della certosa, pp. 4 con 11 tavv. xil. stampate su fondino + 2 tavv. piu' volte rip. + 1 carta geog. f. t. Le tavole raffigurano la certosa a volo d'uccello, la via che conduce a Pratonuovo,Âviale interno d'accesso, la strada del molino, ponte coperto di ingresso, porta interna che da' accesso allo scalone, un lato del quadrato interno, porticati, chiesa, volta della chiesa, monumento funebre a Biagio ed Emilia Caranti, monumento funebre a G. Avena, la pianta, la veduta opera di G. Boetto e la grande carta topografica in lit. a colori cm. 63 x 97. Non comune e affascinante album. ITA

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        Freight cart.

      c. 1880 - Hand-coloured albumen print. Very good tonal range and in good condition, numbered and titled in negative. Dimensions: 262 by 202mm.

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        Gesamtansicht vom Stadtgarten aus, rechts das Meer.

       Sepiaaquarell mit Deckweiß von Marie Therese von Bayern, um 1880, 23,5 x 36,5 cm. Verso alt bez. \"Nach einigen Aquarellblättern für S.D.A.Z. gezeichnet von I. K. H. Frau Prinzessin Ludwig von Bayern, nachmals Königin von Bayern.\" - Marie Therese von Österreich-Este-Modena (1849-1919) heiratete 1868 den späteren König Ludwig III. von Bayern. Sie schuf u.a. zahlreiche Blumenaquarelle und hatte bei Ausflügen, Bergtouren und Reisen gerne ihren Skizzenblock dabei. - Wohlgelungenes Werk der letzten bayerischen Königin von großer Plastizität und schöner Tiefenwirkung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Aquarell/Zeichnung, Europa, Südosteuropa - Jugoslawien

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        Monograph of the Pittidae.

      - London, Published by the Author, 1880-1881. 2 parts in one volume. Folio (370 x 550mm). With 10 hand-coloured lithographed plates by Gould, W. Hart and H.C. Richter, EXTRA ILLUSTRATED WITH AN ADDITIONAL 27 plates (see footnote). Original wrappers for each part bound in. Modern red morocco gilt by Morrell for Sotherans, inside dentelles gilt, silk liners, gilt edges. The work was incomplete at the time of Gould's death, the first part only having been published. The text for part 2 was editied by R. Bowler Sharpe, but without plates. This copy has 9 additional plates by Gould and Hart supplied from the 'Birds of Asia' and 'Birds of New Guinea' to illustrate the 10 text leaves of part 2 (one of the birds 'Pitta sordida', had never been depicted). In addition there are a further 14 coloured and 2 plain plates of Pittidae by. E. and J. Gould, Hart and Richter from Gould's earlier publications, one with an accompanying leaf of text, and one other unidentified plain plate. In total there are 33 hand-coloured and 4 plain plates in this volume which was put together by Sotherans some time in the twentieth century.Fine Birds Book p. 78; Nissen IVB, 377; Sauer 28. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Life of William Blake. With Selections from his Poems and Other Writings. A New and Enlarged Edition illustrated from Blake's own Works. With additional Letters and a Memoir of the Author.

      - London: Macmillan, 1880. 2 vols., 8vo, xvii, 431; ix, 383 pp., with a portrait frontispiece in each volume and numerous illustrations. Original blue cloth with elaborate gilt-stamped designs. A fine copy of this attractive binding with the binder's ticket "Bound by Burn & Co" at the back. Second and best edition. Of special interest are the original prints - three from the Virgil woodblocks (in this edition printed on India paper and preferable to the prints in the first edition of Gilchrist) and 17 from electrotypes made from the original copperplates of the Songs of Innocence and of Experience. Gilchrist was Blake's first full-scale biographer and the only biographer who actually met Blake. The work was unfinished when he died and largely completed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti who wrote the final chapter from Gilchrist's notes, with help from his brother William Michael, and also Swinburne whose own book on Blake was the result of his researches when reviewing Gilchrist's book. Bentley, Blake Books, 1680B. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Guide du Carrossier

      Paris: ca. 1880. Album of 47 maquettes of fancy carriages and sleds, including one water color of a ceremonial “traineau”* ; the others printed in lithographs and carefully hand-colored (some heighted with gold or silver). A few signed by Lagard*2. The finished maquettes were reproduced in the monthly issues Le Guide du carrossier et les équipages Å• Paris, Revue de la construction des voitures et des automobiles (1880-1900) *3 . The publisher was Brice Thomas *4. These illustrations picture examples of excessively decorated luxury carriages (carrosse France, Luxuswagenbau. Germany) driven by wealthy Europeans in an era before the automobile . The album includes six highly decorated sleds (traineau. France; schlittern. Germany). The watercolor “traineau” unsigned, from the early 19th century, is essentially 2 a ceremonial sleigh used by the wealthy society to appear in a winter festival. The sled is modeled on a baroque style of traineau shaped as a slipper, decorated with cupids. Not only are the maquettes beautiful in their own right, but they are clearer and sharper than the final photographs that would appear in the semi-monthly periodical. Before the automobile was invented , horse and cart were necessary but could also be a luxurious means of transportation. Driving in the private carriage unfolded in the 19th century as never before and sparked a boom in Luxuswagenbau. New wealthy strata of society at that time developed a large mobility and need for representation. (Furger. Introduction) Notes: *1. The ceremonial traîneau was first created as a means of winter sporting for the pleasure of the European royalty and aristocracy in the 17th and 18th century. Far from having a purely utilitarian purpose, these fabulous vehicles were used throughout Europe in parades and races. “Parade sleighs came into fashion in the Renaissance and remained in vogue until the French Revolution.” No expense was spared in the construction of sleighs, which were executed by leading court artists and sculptors, and no detail was overlooked, as even the upholstery and blankets were lavishly decorated and the horses were outfitted with silver, feathers, and jewels … A further interesting aspect of 18th century “traîneau culture” was that it enhanced the woman’s role in court ceremony…the occupant of the sleigh would be female “the real center of the event was the lady…in which she displays in the most magnificent attire her wealth and beauty…the head covered with diamonds…she appears as a Venus in her vehicle, and is conscious of the admiration of thousands of people.” (Hobbs) *2 Lagard, Luce André (Lagarde ?) was an important designer of carriages, especially for Le Guide du Carrossier, 66 Rue Abbatucci, Paris, France. He was awarded the Class XIV. The Hub Medal of Merit," for best design and working drawing of a One-horse Cab adapted for public use in cities.” (Hub, 1880) *3 Le Guide du Carrossier later La Carrosserie française : publication spéciale traitant de la construction des voitures et de la sellerie-harnais: paraissant tous les deux mois. 1859-1913. Montly, bi-monthly Le Guide du Carrossier described and pictured luxury carriages as well as vehicles for transport and public service. It employed carefully drawn illustrations with practical information followed by dimensional measurements for all necessary parts to major construction including énchantillons. It printed details for painting saddlery and harnesses, and it recounted the historical and commercial history of the different body types. The carriages were drawn to scale in outlines, shaded in black and printed in colors (as here). *4 Thomas, Brice (Pierre-Brice-Marc-Antoine Thomas) was born in Friaize , a small town of Eure et Loire ( 28) , July 16, 1820. From the age of 13, apprenticed to a cooper as a 3 wheelwright. He was a mechanic during the early Tours de France. Called to military service, he served in the artillery and learned elementary and descriptive geometry, mathematics and industrial design. According to an article in The Hub, In 1858, Thomas founded Guide du Carrossier as well as a school for the instruction of young men who were ambitious to occupy responsible positions within the carriage and later automobile manufacturers. He is author of Traité de menuiserie en voitures,..[Privatedly printed: 1870] (Hub, 1913). Reference: Furger, Andres:Kutschen Europas des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, Band 1: EquipagenHandbuch. Mit einem Vorwort von Heinz Scheidel,Verlag: Olms Verlag, 2009 Hobbs: http://carltonhobbs.com/portfolio-items/a-magnificent-rococo-polychrome-andgiltwood-traineau-in-the-form-of-a-rearing-dragon-retaining-its-original-decoration/ The The Automotive Manufacturer, Volume 21, 1880. P.365 The Hub. The Automotive Manufacturer, Volume 55, April 1913. P.11 Note: A number of 18th and 19th century sleighs of Dutch, German and French origin are now preserved in the Musée des Carrosses of Versailles and the Musée National de la Voiture et du Tourisme in Compičge See, for example: http://en.chateauversailles.fr/news-/events/expositions/versailles-a-arras-en

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        Photograph album of Sydney, NSW, New Zealand, Fiji, Victoria.

      Ca. 1880.. A photographic record of a trip to Fiji, New Zealand, Sydney, the Blue Mountains & Victoria, ca. 1880, by an American, we believe. The nicely designed album of albumen photographs has the photographs mounted in an accordian-style, the album opening in two directions, with the photographs mounted on both sides of the linen coated boards. None of the photographs have photographer's names on the images, and most are hand-captioned, but some have printed captions most likely garnered from a photographer's letterpress. The album begins with photographs by the Dufty brothers in Fiji, with 15 views (8x5 1/4") including a composite photograph British Colonists & Natives in Fiji; Hall in Government House, Lavuka (sic) (wonderful tribal art); Levuka, looking towards the North; a Fiji settlement (native community); cotton plantation; Halfrontes Residence Loma Loma Vanua Balavuk Fiji; "Dakin" Savu Savu Bay, Vauna Levu (2 small Caucasian boys sitting in front of their grass home); The King's Canoe (many Fijians on board); Native Trading Canoes on the Beach Levuka; Looking towards the South Dr. Brower's House; the Common outrigger dug out with sail (2 Caucasian men); taro patch & 4 cartes de visite of a bathing scene, natives, a lawyer Fiji & Wallace Island New Caledonia. There are 8 large New Zealand views (7 1/4 x 5 1/4") and they include New Zealand Scenery No. 1 Harrison's Cove, Milford Sound, With the Government the Steamer Luna, and the yacht Jessie Nichol at anchor; Dart River on Martin's Bay Track; Tooth Peak Mts.; Jollie River Pass; Mt. Blowhard (with 3 children seated in foreground); Kawarau River; Mt. Cook; Naseby, N.Z. (this image is located in the Museum of NZ photographic collection as C.014137, although the title "Naseby in '79" and Burton Bros Dunedin is trimmed off). We were only able to identify one photograph amongst the many displayed on the most excellent digital collection of the Museum of New Zealand photographic collection. The New South Wales & Victoria portion of the trip has 6 large views (8x6") including The Craggs at the Entrance Harbor (sic) of Sydney, Australia. "33" in lower left corner; Mountain scenery in the Interior above Sydney, "43" in lower left corner (2" closed tear) Victorian Views, The Yarra, from the Botanical Gardens Bridge Looking toward Richmond; The Old Cement Works, Schnapper Point; Scene from the North Shore, Sydney Harbour; St. Leonard's Township from the Hill, an oval photograph, possibly by Nicholas Caire? Then follows a collection of 21 photographs of Sydney, most likely by Alexander Brodie. They are stereoscopic view size images measuring 3" square, mounted panoramically. There are 7 of Sydney harbor, Governor's residence; 4 botanical garden scenes, 2 of the Heads, 4 unidentified harbor views; 3 of the Blue Mountains including the Zig Zag. The view of Pyrmont Bridge appears to be the same as one held in the Mitchell Library (Digital Order No. a602005). Nicely bound in a brown cloth album decoratively stamped in black with the gilt title "Card Album" on both the front and back covers, 11 x 8 1/4". Both the photographs and the album are in very good condition.

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        British rainfall [Symons British Rainfall - 32 volumes]

      London : Edward Stanford, 1880-1963 - Good to very good copies bound in gilt-blocked blue cloth. Varying degrees of wear and running around the spine and panel edges. Some staining/bleaching evident to the covers of some volumes. Bindings are tight and strong. Internally, each volume is bright and clean, although a small number of the earlier volumes have some minor dust-toning/foxing around the prelims. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; 32 volumes, illus. (some colour); 22cm. Contents: 1879-1900 (22 vols.), 1916-1918 (3 vols.), 1920-1925 (6 vols.), 1959-60 (1 vol.). Subjects: Rain and rainfall -- Great Britain -- Weather -- Meteorology -- History -- Periodicals. Notes: Imprints, contributors and titles vary. 0 pp. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 224306. 1 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Album amicorum originale contenente svariati disegni, alcuni ad acquarello policromo, ma principalmente a matita, in bianco e nero, del pittore e illustratore Alfredo Edel. L'album è praticamente dedicato per intero alla cantante Virginia Ferni Giordano.

      1880 - Album di grande piacevolezza, in formato cm.21,6x20, con legatura in pelle e titoli in oro, contenente svariati acquarello policromo, realizzati di pugno del celebre costumista. In dettaglio: 1) Una sorta di frontespizio a colori, con la scritta "Album" e la datazione "Sera 25 Agosto 1880", con firma estesa Alfredo Edel; 2) Bozzetto policromo, a firma "Alfredo", raffigurante un "Paggio" per "Un ballo in maschera"; 3) tre schizzi a matita raffiguranti la cantante Virginia Ferni Giordano; 4) abbozzo a matita, con due putti; 5) figure femminili, al recto e al verso, appena accennate; 6) Figura femminile a inchiostro di china; 7) Disegno a matita con due figure abbracciate, a firma "Alfredo"; 8) Due ritaglio con ritratti di figura femminile (Virginia Ferni Giordano); 9) Disegno di bersagliere in bianco e nero, con la dicitura "Savoja" e la firma "Alfredo"; 10) Piccolo abbozzo di figura maschile; 11) Figura femminile a matita, a firma "Alfredo"; 12) Putto su ombrello, a matita, firmato "Alfredo" con la notazione manoscritta "Portacenere B.S.G.D.G."; 13) Due personaggi su una barchetta, firma "Alfredo"; 14) Ritratto della cantante Virginia Ferni Giordano, a matita; 15) idem; 16) Figura maschile di anziano in bianco e nero, a firma "Alfredo" (carta staccata); 17) Figura femminile, firmata, con notazione manoscritta "Salta, balla, canta!"; 18) Caricatura maschile con la notazione manoscritta "In questa estasi / di Paradiso / Beato il Secolo / da tutti inviso" con evidente riferimento al giornale "Il Secolo; 19) Caricatura maschile a matita; 20) Ritratto di Virginia Ferni Giordano, a matita, a firma "Edel Alfredo"; 21) Caricatura maschile a matita, con la scritta "Godi per quanto puoi che un giorno fea / che il tuo gaudio ti consola in tutto"; 22) Ritratto di Virginia Ferni Giordano, a matita; 23) Silhouette di volto maschile, ritagliata. Svariate carte bianche e in fine qualche altro abbozzo. Insieme assai piacevole, testimone di un forte rapporto tra Edel e la Ferni. "Alfredo Leonardo Edel, semplicemente conosciuto come Alfredo Edel (Colorno, 15 maggio 1856 ? Boulogne-sur-Seine, 16 dicembre 1912), pittore, costumista e illustratore, nacque nei pressi di Parma proveniente da una famiglia di origine alsaziana. Alcuni membri della sua famiglia erano artisti: il padre Leopoldo era un pittore dilettante, il fratello Vittorino un figurinista e la sorella Adele dipingeva professionalmente, ma soprattutto la famiglia si vantava della discendenza da Giuseppe Naudin, celebre miniaturista, maestro di pittura della duchessa di Parma Maria Luigia d'Austria, divenuto in seguito alla fine del Ducato di Parma, regio pittore di Vittorio Emanuele II. Ebbe una brillante carriera artistica ricca di riconoscimenti sia come pittore ed illustratore e soprattutto come costumista teatrale della Scala di Milano dal 1880 al 1890. Collaborò con i maggiori teatri d'Europa, essendo un'artista estroso e creativo, considerato tra gli innovatori del teatro italiano di fine secolo. La sua attività variava dalla lirica ("Otello" di Verdi, 1887; "La Bohème" di Puccini, 1897; "Veritas et Amor" di Pizzi, 1904; "Don Carlos" di Verdi, 1912), balletti ("Excelsior", 1881; "Sport", 1899; "Rosa d'amore", 1900; "Bacco" e "Gambrinus", 1905), circo ("Barnum", 1889-90), pantomime ("Little Bo Peep" e "Robinson Crusoe", Londra 1892) e alla extravaganza ("Neptune's Daughter", Londra 1906). Muore a Boulogne-sur-Seine vicino a Parigi il 16 dicembre 1912 ed è sepolto nel cimitero locale". "Virginia Ferni Giordano (Torino, 1849 ? 1934), cugina delle omonime cantanti comasche Carolina, Virginia e Vincenzina, fu artista precocissima, esibendosi già all?età di sette anni in un repertorio di canzoni spagnole e suonando il violino. Esordì a teatro nel 1876 a Siviglia nel ?Faust?, ed ebbe una carriera intensa che la vide calcare le scene in Spagna, in Italia, in Russia e nell?America del Nord e del Sud. Cantante prediletta di Alfredo Catalani, di cui interpretò le prime esecuzioni de l??Edmea?

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        A Tramp Abroad

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1880. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 631 pp. Bound in brown cloth with gilt decorations and lettering on the spine and the front board. Illustrated by various artists, with three or four by the author himself. In all the volume includes 328 illustrations. BAL 3386. Ahearn APG 029d. First edition, second state (with frontispiece captioned "Titian's Moses"). A very handsome copy, becoming difficult to find in such fine condition. Simple gift inscription "To the boys" dated 1881 on the free front endpaper, few hints of rubbing to gilt publishers device on spine (the rest of the gilt is bright and unrubbed), evidence of a tiny repair to the rear pastedown, touch of wear to the tips.

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