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        Le Roman bourgeois. Preface de M. Emile Colombey. Eaux-fortes de Dubouchet. Variantes et bibliographie.

      Paris, Quantin, 1880.. 413 S., 2 Bl., mit einem Frontispiz, einer gefalteten Faksimiletafel eines Autographen von Furetiere und Radierungen von Dubouchet. 8°, roter Marquineinband der Zeit mit reicher Goldprägung und schwarzen Mosaikintarsien und innenkantenvergoldungen, Kopfgoldschnitt. Marmorierte Vorsatzblätter.. In-8 plein maroquin bordeaux, dos a nerfs tres orne, plats recouverts d'un decor de filets dores et mosaiques a l'imitation des reliures du XVIe siecle, large dentelle int., tranches dorees (Dercq) une charniere frottee, l'autre fragile. Edition illustree d'eaux-fortes par Dubouchet. Riche reliure mosaiquee de R. Dercq. - Prachtvoller Einband, signiert von R. Dercq! Äusserts gekonnte Nachahmung eines Einbandes des 16. Jahrhundert, mit moraikartigen, ornamentalen schwarzen Intarsien sowie reicher, floraler Goldprägung. Auf einigen falschen Bünden, mit Innenkantenvergoldung und hübsch marmorierten Vorsatzblättern. - Der Einband im Außengelenk leichter beschabt, eine Lage etwas gelockert, schwach gebräunt. Gut erhalten! - In Französisch.

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        A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland with Descriptive and Historical Letterpress

      London: William Mackenzie. Only few signs of wear to the boards. The bindings in very firm and excellent condition.. 6 volumes complete with 240 coloured, original chromo-lithographs. London, William Mackenzie, no year [ca. 1880]. 4°. Volume I: VI, 90, [1] pages with 40 illuatrations. Volume II: IV, 80 pages with 40 illustrations. Volume III: IV, 80 pages with 40 illustrations. Volume IV: IV, 82 pages with 40 illustrations. Volume V: IV, 80 pages with 40 illustrations. Volume VI: IV, 88 pages with 40 illustrations. Original blind & gilt-stamped decorative maroon morocco binding. A spectacular binding. Only few signs of wear to the boards. The bindings in very firm and excellent condition. Lists 240 seats / manors / country houses in England Scotland, Wales and Ireland. For Ireland we find beautiful illustrations of: Farnham House - County Cavan - Lord Farnham / Ardtully - Near Kenmare - Kerry - Orpen (Knight) / Birr Castle - Parsonsstown - King's County, Ireland - Earl of Rose / Dartrey - County Monaghan, Irelan - Earl of Dartrey / Rossmore Park - County Monaghan - Lord Rossmore Windsor Castle / Harewood House, near Wetherby, Yorkshire (Earl of Harewood) / Wilton House in Wiltshire (Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery) / Castle Howard near Malton, Yorkshire (Earl of Carlisle) / Howsham Hall, Near Malton, Yorkshire (Cholmley - now Strickland)/ Sudeley Castle near Winchcombe, Gloucestershire - Dent / Picton Castle near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire - Philipps / Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham, Yorkshire - Earl Fitzwilliam / Everingham Park near Market Weighton, Yorkshire - Lord Herries / Holme Lacy, near Hereford - Baronet Stanhope / Eaton Hall near Chester, Cheshire - Duke of Westminster / Thrybergh Park near Rotherham, Yorkshire - Fullerton / Floors Castle near Kelso - Duke of Roxburghe / Lea near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire - Baronet Anderson / Farnham House near Cavan, County of Cavan, Ireland - Lord Farnham / Ilam Hall near Ashbourne, Staffordshire - Hanbury / Warwick Castle near Warwick, Warwickshire - Earl of Warwick / Burton Constable, near Kingston-Upon-Hull, Yorkshire - Baronet Constable / Franks near Farningham, Kent - Power / Chatsworth, near Bakewell, Derbyshire - Duke of Devonshire / Guy's Cliffe near Warwick, Warwickshire - Percy / and many more

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        2 Notenbücher aus dem Nachlaß von Paul Mendelssohn-Bartholdy mit je einem handschriftlichem Vermerk der Tochter Cecile Mendelssohn-Bartholdy auf den Vorsatzblättern. Celi Mendelssohn-Bartholdy aus Vaters Nachlass. Ev. mit einem schriftlichem Eintrag von Paul Mendelssohn-Bartholdy auf einem Vorsatz: Preis mit Einband 3 M 80. No.25.

      o. J... . Privat gebundene Notenbände wohl um 1880-1900. Enth.: 1. Don Juan von Mozart, Klavierauszug zu vier Händen, Leipzig & Berlin, Edition Peters o. J., 164 S. Noten., gr. 8° quer (Format ca. 23,5x31,5 cm), Halblederband der Zeit. Einband beschabt und mit leichten Stauchspuren, innen gebräunt. Namenseintrag eines späteren Besitzers auf dem Vorsatzblatt: M. Haffenreffer (ev. Matthias Haffenreffer). - 2. gebundene Ausgaben der Musik-Beilage zur Neuen Musik-Zeitung. Stuttgart u. Leipzig, Verlag Grüninger, X. Jahrgang, 1889 - XIV. Jahrgang 1893. Insgesamt ca. 245 Seiten. Wohl privat zusammengestellte Sammlung aus Einzelnummern diese beliebten Musik-Beilage. - Durchgehend gebräunt, einige Seiten hinterlegt, leichtere Randläsuren. In einem privaten schmucklosen Halbleinenband der Zeit, mit unbetiteltem Rückenschild. 4°, Filzstiftnummer auf dem Vorsatzblatt (V 6), über dem Eintrag von Cecile Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ein Namensstempel: M. Hafenreffer, hier mit dem Zusatz: Hauptlehrer. - Cecile Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ist eine Urenkelin von Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy! Sie ist die Tochter von Paul Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1879-1956), dessen Vater Paul der Sohn von Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy war! Paul Mendelssohn-Bartholdy der Ältere hatte 1867 zusammen mit Carl Alexander von Martius im Berliner Vorort Rummelsburg die Gesellschaft für Anilinfabrikation mbH gegründet, die 1873 zur Actien-Gesellschaft für Anilin-Fabrication (Agfa) wurde. Paul Mendelssohn Bartholdy der Jüngere wurde, wie sein Vater auch, Direktor der Agfa, ab 1925 dann der I.G. Farben, und leitete unter anderem die Produktion von Fotoplatten im Berliner Agfa-Werk. Cecile, das einzige Kind von Paul und Johanna Mendelssohn Bartholdy, wurde am 8. Juni 1933, gute vier Monate nach der Machtergreifung durch die Nationalsozialisten, in Berlin geboren. 1933 wurde Paul Mendelssohn Bartholdy aus dem Direktorenamt bei der I.G. Farben gedrängt. Die Brüder Paul und Otto gingen noch 1933 zusammen mit ihren Familien ins Exil. - Paul Mendelssohn-Bartholdy was the youngest son of the founder of the Agfa company, Paul Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1841-1880). Like his father he promoted in chemistry. He became a director at Agfa and from 1925 onwards at I.G. Farben, the company that was as combination of Agfa, Bayer and BASF. In 1921 he married Johanna Nauheim, a British citizen, in London. In 1927 they moved to their new villa in Berlin-Tiergarten (Rauchstrasse 17). They had a daugher in 1933, Cecile. In 1933 he was forced by the nazis to resign from his position at I.G. Farben. He emigrated to Switzerland and with the help of the artseller Justin Thannhauser he managed to bring his art collection to Basel. But in Basel many works were sold and it is unclear if this was ordered by Thannhauser or Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. The collection included eight works by Van Gogh, five by Picasso and work from Renoir, Monet, Rousseau, Braque and Matisse. Most pictures ended up in the USA. From Basel he moved on to London, but after his wife died in 948 he returned to Switzerland. He died in 1956 in Basel-Riehen.

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        MONOGRAMM ALBUM

      (Crefeld, Rheinland: Maas & Jungvogel), 1880. original cloth stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. 4to. original cloth stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. (54) leaves. An album of engraved monograms by this German engraving company. Highly decorative title page followed by leaves showing combinations of different letters of the alphabet. For instance, the first two leaves show combinations of the letter "A" with other letters of the alphabet. This is followed by two leaves showing the letter "B," etc. Each leaf is printed on heavy paper and is hinged to a tab. From the reference library of the Zaehnsdorf Company with a commemorative booklabel loosely inserted. Minor wear along edges.

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        Dettaglio Del Monumento ( 2217 Left Side)

      Italy, 1880 1880's , Roma ,Itlay . James Anderson , Bromide / Chloride print size 10" x 12" . by James Anderson . We have the right and left view of the monument tomb . The angels are just beautiful to look at .This one # 2217 is a very fine print with great contrast . You can purchase both #2217 and #2218 for one cost. Printed in the photo at the bottom " 2217 - ROMA - Dettaglio del Monumento degli Stuart - Canova _ Chiesa di S. Pietro ". GibbsBooks. No Binding. Very Fine. Illus. by James Anderson. Book.

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        Fructus Jambosae Domesticae. [Malaysian Apple]

      Brussels.. No date. [ 1880].. Chromolithograph, 19 3/4 x 14 inches (50 x 36 cm), uniform light toning to the sheet, with a couple of tiny foxing spots, 1/2 inch repaired tear to lower edge, image is clean with bright coloring. Neat pen annotation at lower edge of verso (not visible from image side). A stunning image from Hoola van Nooten's large folio collection of images of flowers from the Dutch East Indies: Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisis de l'ile de Java. .

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        TA., Promenade am Wasser mit Häuserfront.

      . Gouache ( anonym ), um 1880, 31,8 x 54,4. In leuchtenden Farben gehaltene Darstellung, die das Licht des frühen Abends eindrucksvoll wiedergibt.

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        Meadow Lark (Sturnella Neglecta)

      Great Britain:: Original Watercolor,, [c.1880-1900].. Matted in Rag Board. Fine/ . Fine original watercolor on gilt-edged watercolor card, with new year greeting stamped in gilt on verso. (12 x 15.8 cm). Matted in Rag. Condition: Fine, with minor aged paper remains to verso corners from previous mount. Penciled on verso: (JI.A) Meadow Lark (Sturnella Neglecta) Brown Back Yellow breast. All the more alluring by want of attribution, this vivid watercolor of a Western Meadowlark was painted not by a professional artist, field naturalist or explorer but by an amateur, or armchair, traveler/naturalist /painter; quite plausibly a young Victorian gentlewoman who would have learned the art of nature painting, as was the custom, and whose inspiration would have come from her estate's fine collection of grand natural history color plate volumes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The work 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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        Aunt Louisa's Coloured Gift Books

      London and New York - Frederick Warner and Co., 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce title. A green cloth hardback with blindstamped back board. Bevelled edges. Stamped pictorial front board with gilt lettering. With Kronheim prints. A wonderfully illustrated children's Bible. Scarce. Joseph Martin Kronheim was born in Magdeburg, Germany on 26th October 1810. He moved to Edinburgh, via Paris, when he was 22 before becoming established in London around 1846. In 1850, Kronheim acquired a license to operate the Baxter process and adapted it, using zinc blocks instead of wood blocks. This, however, resulted in a flatter finish. He then turned to lithography for a short time, but soon returned to printing by the Baxter process. Condition: The binding is firm. The pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and small closed tear. There is a small ink inscription on the front endpapers. Overall the condition is very good. The plates are very bright..

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        The Paragreens in Paris

      sp;- London - Ward and Lock, 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming illustrated edition of this little-knownfamily romp by the writer of Lorenzo Benoni and Doctor Antonio. Featuring a frontispiece andseveral plates by John Leech. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, just slightly bumped with fading to the spine. The front hinge is strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places with one or two pages working slightly loose. Generally bright and clean with occasional spotting to the pages and plates. An unusual work. Overall: GOOD..

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        Leçons sur les fonctions doublement périodiques faites en 1847

      Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1880. First Edition. Wrappers. Good. First Edition. Wrappers. 4to (290 × 220 mm), pp. 277-310; some spotting to initial and final leaves, otherwise a clean, crisp text; good in publisher's wrappers, small chips to edges, spine chipped with some loss.

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        COLLECTION OF TEN IOWA CITY TITLES, WITH MANY BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS.

      - The pamphlets are bound together in half morocco with blue marbled boards [lightly rubbed]. Overall Near Fine. a. SKETCH OF JOHNSON COUNTY, IOWA: WITH A REVIEW OF ITS EARLY HISTORY AND SUBSEQUENT DEVELOPMENT, ITS EDUCATIONAL, MANUFACTURING, AGRICULTURAL, AND OTHER INTERESTS. Iowa City: Republican Steam Printing. November, 1880. 23pp. Original blue printed wrappers with gilt design. Near Fine. b. THE IOWA STATE PRESS ANNUAL FOR 1880. ILLUSTRATED. A LOCAL STATISTICAL AND COMMERCIAL RECORD PRESENTED TO THE PATRONS OF THE PRESS. Iowa City: Jno. P. Irish. [60] pp, illustrated. Original printed blue wrappers. Very Good plus. c. THE IOWA STATE PRESS ANNUAL FOR 1881. Iowa City: Jno. P. Irish. [62] pp, illustrated. Original printed blue wrappers. Very Good plus. d. IOWA STATE PRESS ANNUAL FOR 1882. Iowa City: Jno. P. Irish. [72] pp, illustrated. Original printed blue front wrap with ornate gilt and color front and rear wraps. Very Good. e. IOWA STATE PRESS ANNUAL. ILLUSTRATED. 1883. Iowa City: A.J. Hershire & Co. [76] pp, illustrated. Original printed blue front wrap with ornate gilt and color front and rear wraps. Very Good. f. IOWA WEATHER SERVICE ANNUAL. ILLUSTRATED. 1883. Iowa City: A.J. Hershire & Co. [68] pp, folding chart measuring 8" x 12" entitled, "Rain-Fall in Iowa. For the lustrum 1876 to 1880. For each month and for the year." Original gilt and color pictorial wrappers. Near Fine. g. IOWA STATE PRESS PICTORIAL ANNUAL FOR 1884. Iowa City: A.J. Hershire & Co. [68] pp. Original gilt and color pictorial wrappers. Near Fine. h. IOWA STATE PRESS PICTORIAL ANNUAL FOR 1885. Iowa City: A.J. Hershire & Co. [66] pp. Original gilt and color pictorial wrappers. Near Fine. i. IOWA STATE PRESS PICTORIAL ANNUAL FOR 1886. Iowa City: A.J. Hershire & Co. [68] pp. Original gilt and color pictorial wrappers. Near Fine. j. IOWA. "THE AGRICULTURAL EMPIRE OF THE WEST." JOHNSON, THE BANNER COUNTY OF THE STATE. IOWA CITY. Laid in. [4] pp, folded, early illustration of Iowa State University. [Iowa City? 1880s?] Light dust and toning. Very Good. The contents of the Sketch of Johnson County originally appeared in The Iowa City Republican and were later published as a pamphlet by the Iowa City Board of Trade for the use of "all citizens desirous of furthering the interests of Johnson County and vicinity." The Iowa State Press was founded by Richard H. Sylvester in 1860 as a weekly Democratic newspaper. John P. Irish became editor in December 1864 and later took over ownership. Irish moved to California in 1882, and A.J. Hershire bought the business later that year. It is unclear when the Press began issuing the Annuals. As of October 2014 OCLC notes five institutions holding copies, all of which are dated between 1880-1886. The Annuals contain ornately detailed engravings by well-known artists. They contain lunar calendars, general and historical articles, the names of local government officers, voter information, and many advertisements of local businesses. Among the many artists whose works are featured are Mary Ellen Edwards [1838-1934]; Granville Perkins [1830-1895]; Harry Fenn [1837- 1911]; Edmond Adolphe Rudaux [1840-1914]; F.O.C. [Felix Octavius Carr ] Darley [1822-1888]; and many others. The illustrations include romantic Victorian scenes, Harper's Ferry at Maryland Heights, maritime scenes, mountain and forest scenes, a frontier confrontation with Indians, young children and babies, an old fashioned southern Christmas scene with black servants, a maritime battle scene of the Lexington of the Seas, and much more. Sketch: OCLC 6349790 [3] [as of October, 2014]. Iowa State Press Annuals: OCLC 10933401 [5] [as of October, 2014]. No citations found for the "Iowa" flyer. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Piano

      nbsp;Various, 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of scarce pieces ofmusic, most by Julius Sachs,for piano and various other instruments,bound into one. With stunning illustrated and colour titles for each. Includes Chanson de Noce, Saltarello, Schifferlied, Das Gebet, Rosa Mystica (V. Blanluette-Luce), Standchen, Wer Weiss!, Ballata Degli Zingari, Grosse Suite, Drei Stucke, Romance, Ballade Bohemienne, Schifferlied Liebeslied,andDiana di Solanci. Most pieces in German, with one or two in Italin. Several pieces have publisher's catalogues of Gebruder Wolff in Creuznach to the rear. A contents has been nicely copperplate hand-written in ink to the verso of the front free-endpaper. Condition: In a quarter calf binding with marbled boards. Externallya trifle rubbed. The front hinge is strained and the rear slightly strained,but both are holding firm. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Because this is a collection of several pieces, the pages differ. Some pieces are brightwhile a number have age-toning. Some are lovely and clean while others aresomewhatfoxed. An interesting collection. Overall: GOOD..

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        Garfield?s signed copy of the 1880 <I>?Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries of Maryland?</I> ? the year he was elected President

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below: Book, ?Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries of Maryland January, 1880,? soft cover, 78 pages plus 269 page Appendix ?Development of the American Oyster,?, 5.5? x 9?. Annapolis: Maryland Republican Print., 1880. Signed ?J.A. Garfield? on the cover. Illustrated with charts and diagrams including ten plates ?Development of the Oyster.? Attached to the last page is a fold-out 21.5? x 36.5? United States Coast Survey color map, ?Coast Chart / Chesapeake Bay? (slight tear). Light soiling at the top and right edges of the cover. Foxing on the fore-edge.Housed in a custom blue-cloth covered clamshell case with ?Report of the / Commissioners / of Fisheries / of Maryland? stamped in gilt on a blue leather label at the top of the spine and, on lower portion, also in gilt, ?James Garfield?s / Signed Copy / 1880.? On January 13, 1880, the month this report was issued, U.S. Representative James A. Garfield was elected to the U.S. Senate for the term beginning March 4, 1881. On November 2, 1880, Garfield was elected President. At that moment he was a member of the House of Representatives, Senator-elect, and President-elect. On November 8th, he resigned from the House and on December 23rd, after the Electoral College met, he declined his January 1880 election to the Senate. On March 4, 1881, he was inaugurated President.

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        NURSERY SPECIMEN BOOK FROM CHASE BROTHERS NURSERY IN ROCHESTER].

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

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        Pictures from the German Fatherland

      London - The Religious Tract Society, 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautiful collection of illustrations of life in nineteenth-century Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With a variety of illustrations, from castles in the Tyrol to city life in Vienna. Part of the Illustrated Books of Travel collection. Condition: In a decorative blue cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, with just some bumping and shelfwear to the spines and corners. A couple of marks to the boards also. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are mainly clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Relief, Arch of Titus, Rome].

      c. 1880 - Albumen print. Fair tonal range and in good condition. Slight sunning in the margins. Dimensions: 400 by 310mm. (16 by 12 inches).

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        OEUVRES COMPLÈTES : Poésie (16vol.), Philosophie (2vol.), Drame (5vol.), Histoire (3vol.), Roman (14vol.), Actes et Paroles (4vol.)

      - Paris, Hetzel-Quantin, 1880-1889, in-8. Ouvrage en 44 volumes (complet pour les sections citées en titre). Reliures en pleine toile. Dos lisses, pièces de tire sur maroquin noir. "Édition définitive" (Carteret). "Beaucoup plus complète que les précédentes" Clouzot (154). L'un des 15 exemplaires sur Chine, premier papier avant 25 Whatman et 100 Hollande. Bon exemplaire, envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Frontieres de la France

      Paris - J. Hetzel et Cie, 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of 'Les Frontieres de la France; ouvrage couronn par l'acadmie franaisebibliotheque d'education et de recreation' by Thophile Lavalle Sebastian (1804 - 1866), a French historian and geographer who wrote many historical texts about france and europe. In French. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, sound with some shelfwear and rubbingto the top and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Das Wetterhorn.

      Oelfarbendruck von Adolph Wolf, Dresden. o.J., um 1880,. 40x48.5 cm. (52x58.5), hübsche grossformatige Chromolithographie.. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        SKETCHES

      1880. TWAIN, Mark. [Samuel Langhorne Clemens]. SKETCHES. [Toronto, Canada]: Slemin & Higgins, 1880. 12mo., terra-cotta cloth, with cover & spine titles stamped in gilt; 319 pages. First Canadian Edition. "Now First Published In Complete Form." [BAL 3624]. This particular title was also issued under the Belfords, Clarke & Company imprint in the same year. Contains previous material from the American edition except for "The Recent French Duel" and "The Great Revolution In Pitcairn"- the first two stories listed on the contents page. Possibly a pirated edition? Signed inscription by Twain in ink on the title page: "Very truly yours, Mark Twain." Very Good (gilt on cover & spine bright with minor rippling to cloth on rear cover; hinges & text nice & tight; little foxing to fore-edge & text- heavier on the top edge; ink name "E.C. Eustis, 2333 Garden St., Santa Barbara" on the front endpaper). $4,500.00.

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        Lehrbuch der Praktischen Pflanzenkunde in Wort und Bild, für Schule und Haus, für Gebildete aller Stände.

      Stgt., Hoffmann o. J. (ca. 1880).. gr.-4°. XLVIII, 126 S. Mit über 1000 Abb. auf 60 kolor., doppelbl.gr. Taf. u. 214 Textholzschn. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit goldgepr. Rückentitel, Fingerregister. Einbd. berieb. Wenige Randeinrisse unterlegt..

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        (1) Electric Lamps. Letters Patent for an Invention of "IMPROVEMENTS IN ELECTRIC LAMPS, AND IN THE MATERIALS EMPLOYED IN THEIR CONSTRUCTION." [British Patent] No. 4933. + (2) Electric Lighting by Incandescence (Royal Institution of Great Britain. Weekly Evening Meeting, Friday, March 10, 1882. (Offprint). (3) Original handwritten letter, signed "J.W. Swan", to "G.S. Bruce Esquire", dated "June 8/85".

      [London, Eyre and Spottiswoode], 1880, 27th November + 1882 + 1885 (1): 8vo. Unbound. With a recent, discreete paper spine. A few smaller tears to extremities. 4 pp. + 1 plate (showing electric light bulbs].(2): 8vo. Original self-wrappers. Stitched at spine. Near mint.(3): 4 pages 8vo.. Scarce original printed patent for the seminal invention that is the incandescent light bulb. Though usually erroneously ascribed to Thomas Edison, it was in fact Joseph Swan who invented the light bulb and ended the dark ages. - Here sold together with the extremely scarce offprint of Swan's 1882 speech on his seminal invention as well as a highly important and interesting autograph letter on the same subject, namely "the new filament or "Artificial Silk" as I have been calling it", in which Swan also confirms his priority in invention and warns against letting the withsent speciman fall into the hands of lamp makers. Swan first publicly demonstrated his incandescent carbon lamp at a lecture for the Newcastle upon Tyne Chemical Society on December 18th 1878. However, after burning with a bright light for some minutes in his laboratory, the lamp broke down due to excessive current. By 1879 Swan had solved the problem of incandescent electric lighting by means of a vacuum lamp and he publicly demonstrated a working lamp to a larger audience. He was not completely satisfied, however, as there were still some fundamental problems attached to it that would make it impossible to consider the invention completed. By 1880, however, he had finally reached perfection. The striking improvements consisted in the carbonised paper filaments being discarded in favour of "parchmentised" cotton thread. Finally, he deemed his milestone invention worthy of filing a patent, and on that memorable day of November 27th 1880, he was granted that most important British Patent No. 4933, "Electric Lamps", marking man's final conquest of darkness. "My invention relates to electric lamps in which is produced by passing an electric current through a conductor of carbon so as to render it incandescent, said carbon conductor being enclosed in an air tight and vacuous or partially vacuous glass vessel.It is well known that the practical efficiency of the kind of electric lamp above described has hitherto been impaired by the want of homogeneity and compactness in the carbon conductors, and by the imperfection of the contact betwixt it and the metallic conductors which convey the electric current to it. I have found that an exceedingly solid, homogenous, and elastic form of carbon, peculiarly adapted for the formation of arches, spirals, or other forms of conductor for electric lamps, can be produced from cotton thread which has been subjected to the action of sulpuric acid of such strength as to cause a similar kind of change to take place in the thread to that which takes place in the bibulous paper in the well known process of making vegetable parchment." (Lines 6-19 in the present patent).From the time of his patent, Swan began installing light bulbs in homes and landmarks in England. His house, Underhill on Kells Lane in Low Fell, Gateshead, was the world's first to have working light bulbs installed. In 1881 he founded his own company, The Swan Electric Light Company and began commercial production of his light bulb.The invention of the light bulb is a turning point in the history of mankind, like the wheel or the invention of the printing press. As McLuhan put it in his groundbreaking main work, "a light bulb creates an environment by its mere presence." (p. 8). It does not have content in itself, as e.g. a newspaper, but it is a medium with a social effect strong enough to change the way we think, act, and behave. A light bulb enables people to create spaces during nighttime that would otherwise be enveloped by darkness. Electric light is "pure information" - a medium without a message. "Whether the light is being used for brain surgery or night baseball is a matter of indifference." Both activities, he explains are in some way the content of electric light, as they could not exist without the light. The medium that is electric light shapes and controls the scale and form of human association and action. The question of who the actual inventor of the light bulb was has been greatly debated ever since those crucial years of 1879-80. Working on the invention at about the same time as Swan, but independently, was Thomas Edison. In America, Edison had been working on copies of Swan's original light bulb. Though Swan had beaten him to this goal, Edison obtained patents (November 1879) for a fairly direct copy of the Swan light, and started an advertising campaign that claimed that he was the real inventor. Swan, who was less interested in making money from the invention, but who had still established the first commercial manufacture of incandescent light bulbs, agreed that Edison could sell the lights in America while he retained the rights in Britain. They soon agreed, however, to work together.Following his successful laboratory experiments in 1878, Swan let two years pass before taking steps to patent his invention. It might be difficult to understand why Swan did not make more haste and let Edison beat him to it, but the answer seems to be fairly clear: "the principle of the carbon lamp had long been known. The fact that he had made this principle workable, was not in Swan's opinion capable of sustaining a patent." (The Pageant of the Lamp, p. 28). The patent that he saw fit to take out was that for the step in the process which made the light bulb perfectly functional and ready for commercial launch - only then did it make sense to take out the patent. In principle, Edison's earlier patent contains nothing new. Only with the patent by Swan, the true inventor of the light bulb, is the incandescent light bulb presented for the first time in it fully functioning form. Edison and Swan, both practical men, soon agreed to more or less simultaneous discovery of the light bulb, and they decided to cooperate. "As it was, the two inventors took the sensible view. Litigation would only have squandered their energies and resources; and in 1881 they wisely combined forces, their respective English companies being merged into the Edison & Swan United Electric Light Company Limited." (The Pageant of the Lamp, p. 29). "When the inventors united in a combination which gave them a virtual monopoly, it was Swan's parchmentised cellulose which glowed in the fine lamps of Edison and Swan." (The Pageant of the Lamp, p. 31).The Savoy in London, was the first public building in the world lit entirely by electricity. Swan supplied about 1,200 incandescent lamps, powered by an 88.3 kW (120hp) generator on open land near the theatre. The builder of the Savoy, Richard D'Oyly Carte, explained why he had introduced Swan's electric light: "The greatest drawbacks to the enjoyment of the theatrical performances are, undoubtedly, the foul air and heat which pervade all theatres. As everyone knows, each gas-burner consumes as much oxygen as many people, and causes great heat beside. The incandescent lamps consume no oxygen, and cause no perceptible heat."[15] The first generator proved too small to power the whole building, and though the entire front-of-house was electrically lit, the stage was lit by gas until 28 December 1881. At that performance, Carte stepped onstage and broke a glowing lightbulb before the audience to demonstrate the safety of Swan's new technology.THE INCLUDED LETTER reads: "I herewith send a specimen of the new filament or "Artificial Silk" as I have been calling it. It is as you are probably aware produced on the same principle as silk i.e. from a liquid which solidifies immediately after emission from aperture. Made thick it is very like silk-worm gut -- made thinner it is like hair. Very superior carbon filaments can be produced from it. I do not wish any of it to go into the hands of lamp makers. Therefore please return the specimen together with the lamp to the stand at the EXn (i.e. exhibition). I have told Howard Swan who has charge of my stand at the Exhn to let you have the Miner's Safety Lamp. I was the first to propose this application of the incandescent lamp & the first to actually make such a lamp. Very truly yours, J.W. Swan."

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        George Cruikshank's Steel Etchings to the Comic Almanacks. 1835-1853. Complete Set of Proof Impressions on India Paper

      Pickering and Chatto, [c.1880]. [4], 195 plates on india paper, mounted on 59 leaves. Contemporary full red morocco, gilt. Rubbed. A scarce, limited edition production for the luxury market. No 19 of a total edition of 50. Not in Cohn.. Large Folio.

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        Lilium martagonvar dalmaticum

      Henry John Elwes (1846-1922) was a British botanist, naturalist and author, celebrated for his travels throughout Asia, including the Himalayan Mountains, with the Geographical Section of the British Association and noted for his collection of lily specimens. In 1880 Elwes published a spectacular collection of prints depicting various species of one of the world's favorite flowers, the lily.The ?Monograph of the Genus Lilium? is the result of a collaborative effort, the organization and text by Elwes and the images by renowned botanical illustrator Walter Hood Fitch. Although Fitch's drawings for Elwes' ?Genus Lilium? were the last great works of his career, in his lifetime, Fitch produced nearly 10,000 illustrations. This hand-colored folio size lithograph, Lilium martagonvar dalmaticum, measures 21.75? x 15? and is in excellent condition with small foxing marks.This lily, commonly known as the Martagon or Turk's Cap Lily, is richly colored with a green stem and leaves which rise to lush purple and pink colored flowers and buds with yellow stamen. This lithograph is extremely well detailed and portrays the flowers naturalistically. The addition to the flowers alone, sections of the bulb and root and different variations of the flower are also illustrated, giving this lithograph a scientific influence.

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        SKETCHES

      1880. TWAIN, Mark. [Samuel Langhorne Clemens]. SKETCHES. [Toronto, Canada]: Slemin & Higgins, 1880. 12mo., terra-cotta cloth, with cover & spine titles stamped in gilt; 319 pages. First Canadian Edition. "Now First Published In Complete Form." [BAL 3624]. This particular title was also issued under the Belfords, Clarke & Company imprint in the same year. Contains previous material from the American edition except for "The Recent French Duel" and "The Great Revolution In Pitcairn"- the first two stories listed on the contents page. Possibly a pirated edition? Signed inscription by Twain in ink on the title page: "Very truly yours, Mark Twain." Very Good (gilt on cover & spine bright with minor rippling to cloth on rear cover; hinges & text nice & tight; little foxing to fore-edge & text- heavier on the top edge; ink name "E.C. Eustis, 2333 Garden St., Santa Barbara" on the front endpaper). $4,500.00.

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        Melbourne International Exhibition, 1880. The Official Catalogue of the Exhibits, with introductory notices of the countries exhibiting.

      - Melbourne, Mason Firth &c 1880. Two volumes bound together in contemporary half red gilt calf (edges a bit rubbed or scuffed); xvi,308;xvi,364pp, folding plan and some illustrations in the text. An attractive copy. Second and better edition - late arrivals missed by the first edition have been included and 'considerable improvements' and 'extended notices' have been incorporated. So it is now 'a complete record of the numerous exhibits'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zwei Figurenstudien auf einem Blatt: Der Heilige Georg und die Heilige Dorothea mit dem Rosenzweig. Aquarell über Bleistift und schwarzer Kreide bzw. Bleistift mit Teillavierung.

      Um 1880.. Links unten bezeichnet "Herm. Schaper". Auf Zeichenpapier. 22,7 x 20 cm.. Die rechte Blatthälfte wird von der Figur des Heiligen Georg mit Kreuzstab und Schild mit dem Georgskreuz eingenommen. Die in groben Umrissen flink skizzierte Figur ist mit Aquarell und Tusch laviert und modelliert. Die Weißhöhung verleiht der Figur zusätzlich Plastizität. Die Heilige Dorothea ist in Bleistift skizziert und mit Schraffen und Teillavierung durchgearbeitet. - Professor Hermann Schaper übernahm die Innenausstattung zahlreicher Kirchen und Rathäuser in Deutschland. - Rückseitig Fingerstudie. - Rechter Rand etwas unregelmäßig geschnitten. Von sehr guter Erhaltung.

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        Théâtre (1869 à 1881) & Poésie (1864 à 1974)

      Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, 1880 à 1882. 6 volumes in - 12 (16 x 10 cm) reliure pleine basane rouge signée David (David relieur travail chez Lortic, Gruel..., épouse Mlle Kaufmann, soeur du relieur), dos à nerfs à caissons dorés, triple filets sur les plats, filets sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure doré trois tranches, un frontispice de Rajon, Théâtre : 1869 - 1872 : 191 p., 1873 - 1878 : 322 p. ; 1879 - 1881 : 251 p. - Poésie : 1864 - 1869 : 221 p. ; 1869 - 1874 : 236 p.; 1874 - 1878 : 282 p. Bel ensemble très frais, tranches dorées "miroir". En vers et en prose, François Coppée (1842 - 1908) s?appliqua à exprimer l'émotion humaine de la façon la plus simple : le patriotisme instinctif, la joie d?un nouvel amour et la pitié envers les pauvres, traitant chacun de ces sujets avec sympathie et pénétration. Français relié Bon étatDeCollection

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        Aquarelle originale. "Pendule"

      Aquarelle originale par Madeleine Skopetz. Non signée (vers 1880 - ). Aquarelle, gouache, lavis, 495 x 375 mm. Maquette de pendule doré avec cadran en émaux bleu, de style art nouveau. Annotation manuscrite de l'artiste sous la composition : "Pendule en cuivre ciselé incrustation d'émaux".

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        Coutumes Romaines, Gourmandise chez les Anciens, Cuisines, Repas. Les Repas chez les Romains.

      Lyon, Association Typographique - Paris, Ernest Thorin 1880-1881 - 2 EDITIONS ORIGINALES reliées en 1 volume. 1° Coutumes Romaines. Gourmandise chez les Anciens, Cuisines, Repas, par Emile Perret de la Menue. Lyon, Association Typographique 1881 - 24 pp. 2° Les Repas chez les Romains par Edmond Labatut, juge d'instruction, président de la commission des antiquités de la ville de Castres et du Tarn. Paris, Ernest Thorin 1880 - 32 pp. Avec un envoi de l'auteur sur le titre dont le nom du destinataire a été gratté. Reliure demi basane racinée de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné et doré avec pièce de titre rouge. Tête rouge. Couverture du 1er ouvrage conservé. Dos frotté. Pas de rousseur. Bon état. Format in-4° (28x18). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Junge Schwangere vor Gartenhaus, sich anlehnend.

      1880.. Aquarell. Auf Papier. Ca. 22,5x16,5 cm (Bl./ Abb.). Signiert, datiert u. ortsbezeichnet.. Inet // TB // Arbeiten in der Grafischen Sammlung München; im Fränkischen Luitpold-Museum Würzburg u.i. Kunsthistorischen Museum, ebda.// Würzburg 1825-1917 München. -Gerahmt! Anm. zur Rechnungstellung: -Die Buchpreise beinhalten den reduzierten MwSt.-Satz von 7 % gem. Regelbesteuerung. Diese wird gesondert ausgewiesen. -Kunstgegenstände wie Grafiken, Zeichnungen, Gemälde unterliegen der Sonderregelung gem. § 25a Abs.3 Satz 1 UStG (Differenzbesteuerung) bzw. § 25a Abs.3 Satz 2 UStG (Diff.-Margenbesteuerung). Der Gesamtpreis der Rechnung für Kunstgegenstände enthält die Versandkosten und die nicht gesondert auszuweisende MwSt.

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        Life of William Blake [Edmund J Sullivan's Copy, Prize Award]

      London: Macmillan, 1880. First edition thus. Two Volumes. Quartos. Superbly bound in publisher's dark green cloth with elaborate and bold gilt stamped designs on front covers and spine. Edmund J. Sullivan's Copy, famed British book illustrator, bookbinder, and leader in the book arts world in the mid to late 19th Century. The book was presented to Sullivan by the Deparment of Science and Art of the Committe of Council on Education and specifically from the Hastings School of Art as a prize(s) with the award affixed to the front pastedown. The following further appears in print with those in pen marked by quotations: "Hastings School of Art" Prize"s" Awarded to "Edmund J. Sullivan" who obtined a Class Excellent in the 3rd Grade Examination in Art, suject "Drawing from the Antique," "Drawing in Stage 5, and in the Works Examinatiion," 1888. Another Award stamp appears in volume two, different stamp but sm awards. Sullivan was 19 years old when he received this award, just before taking his first professional job with the Daily Graphic. Both volumes very good with slight rubbing and occasional wear. A very nice set and indeed a compelling association.

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        Die Krankheiten des Halses und der Nase. 1.Bd.: Die Krankheiten des Pharynx. Larynx und der Trachea. 2.Bd.: Die Krankheiten des Oesophagus, der Nase und des Nasenrachenraums. (all publ.).

      . Deutsch unter Mitwirkung des Verfasssers herausgegeben und mit zahlreichen Zusätzen versehen von Felix Semon. Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1880/84, 8°, XVI+804 pp.; 838 pp., 205 Holzschn., 2 Halbledereinbände.. First German Edition! - "Sir Morell Mackenzie's (1837-1892) great reputation earned him the title of Father of British Laryngology. In 1863 he founded the Golden Square Throat Hospital, London. The first hospital in the world devoted solely to diseases of the throat; he was also the founder of the Journal of Laryngology. He was called to attend Crown Prince Frederick afterwards Emperor Frederick III of Germany, who suffered from, succumbed to, a cancer of the larynx. Mackenzie was much maligned by a section of German medical profession for refusing to agree to operation until biopsy had been performed. Three speciems proved negative and operation was delayed until too late. Mackenzie's health was affected by his arducous duties on behalf of the Emperor and he died in 1892. - This book was the standard work on the subject and had an important influence on the development of laryngology. - Garrison & Morton No.3287 (Engl. Ed.).

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        Histoire du tribunal révolutionnaire de Paris avec le journal de ses actes. Paris. Hachette et Cie. 1880-1882.

      - 6 volumes in-8° reliés demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné d'un décor doré aux petits fers, plats de percaline chagrinée rouge. XV + 489 p., 587 p. (petite mouillure en marge de quelques pages sans gravité), 535 p., 560 p., 460 p. - Très bel état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dairy Farming Being the Theory, Practice, and Methods of Dairying

      Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. ca. 1880, London - I simply don't have any faults to tell about on this book; it is in fine, lovely, unworn condition with no handwriting in it, straight, clean and tight, with no soiling and no wear to binding or plates. Gorgeous fine binding with Art Nouveau-type binding with half red leather with 5 raised spine bands and gilt printing and decorations on spine, marbled boards, and all page edges gilt. 25 fascinating delicately and beautifully colored full page chromolithographic plates plus B&W text illustrations. Includes a double page color map: 'Dairy Farming in America - Copied from the 9th U.S. Census' measuring approximate ly 10-1/2" x 16" (in color, and fine condition). Presumed 1st edition (copyright page blank and undated but ca. early 1880s). 10-7/8" tall x 8-3/4" wide x 2" thick (quite heavy). Called for errata sheet bound in. 570 pages including Index, plus 4 pages (2 double-sided sheets) of ads. One plate is listed as being at page 551 and is actually bound in at 556. Laid in is a contemporary to the book newsletter printed on blue paper, 4 pages (large sheet folded once, printed both sides, entitled 'Land', which is an ad for 'A Journal for all interested in Landed and House Property', on the front page, an ad for 'The Livestock Journal and Fancier's Gazette' on the last page, and lists books published by this publisher on the middle two pages. It was not until the late 1800s that cattle breeds were developed specifically for dairy purposes. This book was an effort in the late 19th century to encourage local dairying by teaching the methods needed for raising dairy cattle and producing milk, butter and cheese, and doing so in a safe-for-consumption and standardized manner, instead of importing too much product. Also, in an effort to improve the quality of American dairy products and to make them more acceptable abroad, the Bureau of Animal Industry of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) established the Division of Agrostology and the Dairy Division in 1895, and used some of the information first made available in this book, including the effects of forage grasses on the flavor, odor, and quality of milk and milk products. The watercolor drawing on the left depicts different types of pasture grasses.; Color Illustrations; 10-7/8" x 8-3/4"; 570 incl. Index pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dairy Farming

      Cassell, UK 1880 - 1st Edition Circa 1880. Undated. 25 colour chromolithographic plates, approx 220 drawings on wood. Chromolithographic plates include 13 chromolithographs of cow breeds, "Alpine Dairy Station in Summer", one chromolithograph of chickens, one of pigs and 4 botanicals. Includes double page color map: "Dairy Farming in America. Copied from the 9th U.S. Census". Chapters include: "Dairy Homesteads and Buildings", "Breeding and Selection of Dairy Cattle", "Breeds of Cattle", "The Origin of Soils", "Forage Plants and Weeds", "The Milk Trade", "Dairy Farming in Ireland", "American Dairy Implements and Machinery", "Dairy Work in American Factories", "Canadian Dairying", "Continental Dairying", several chapters on cheese making, and a chapter on pigs, goats, and poultry. . Book is very good++ and bright. Cloth lightly rubbed in places. Contents good.Enpapers lightly foxed. A good example in the original cloth and rare thus. Very heavy book. More digital images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        DAIRY FARMING: Being the Theory, Practice, and Methods of Dairying.

      Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., no date, circa 1880. - No date stated, circa 1880, 1st. Edition. , xxii, 570pgs, 25 colour chromolithographic plates, approx 220 drawings on wood, bound in 1/2 black morocco, blue cloth sides, marbled edges & endpapers, spine with raised bands, gilt rules, title labels, gilt devices & date at foot of spine , large quarto (280 x 220mm). Old newspaper clippings pasted to back of 1/2 title page. A Very nice copy of a scarce book. ; 280 x 220mm [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ariost's Rasender Roland. Illustriert von Gustav Dore. Metrisch übersetzt von Hermann Kurz, durchgesehen und herausgegeben von Paul Heyse.

      Breslau, Schottländer, (1880-81).. X, 1 Bl., 636 S. Mit 80 Holzstichtafeln und über 500 Textholzschnitten nach Gustave Dore. Original-Halblederband mit aufwendiger, teilweise geprägter Deckelillustration, reicher Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt.. Kapitale und Ecken etwas berieben und bestoßen, kleine Bezugsfehlstellen an den Ecken, stellenweise im Randbereich leicht fingerfleckig.

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        Seventh Annual Report on the Progress of the Topographical Survey of the Ad irondack Region of New York, to the Year 1879

      Albany, NY: Weed, Parsons and Co 1880, 1879. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". prob 1st edition.. S hardcover/boards. Good. Good in cloth (spine worn/tape repair, corners/edges rubbed). 8vo [2]+536+p lts At head of title: State of New York; on page [3]: State of New York, No . 87. Includes condensed versions of reports, 1874-78. Notable for the chro molithographic frontispiece (depicting the source of the Hudson River) as w ell as the 7 folding maps.

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        Album of Photographs from the Second Afghan War

      Murree: John Burke (Late Baker & Burke),, c.1880. Landscape folio (337 × 445 mm) Contemporary burgundy half morocco, brown morocco-grained boards, gilt rules to spine bands, and edges of spine and corners, all edges gilt, white moiré effect endpapers, lacking the rear free. 33 mounted albumen photographs, the majority c.230 × 290 mm , a few slightly smaller formats, captioned, and numbered according to Burke's catalogue of 1884. Some what rubbed and stained, cloth a touch faded, some blank leaves added at the rear where a number had been removed, mounting leaves lightly browned and with some marginal fingersoiling, the prints themselves in the main retaining a good deep violet-sepia tone, just a few showing some fade or discolouration at the margins. At around seventeen years old John Burke travelled out to India as an assistant apothecary to the Royal Artillery, but he spent very little time in the service before forming a partnership with William Baker, a retired sergeant of the 87th Regiment, in a photographic studio; "the first commercial photographers in Peshawar and in the North-West Frontier … [ranking] among the earliest war, news and landscape photographers in the Indian subcontinent … [becoming] over the next decades the first photographers to work in large areas of northern British India and the independent feudal realms of Kashmir and Afghanistan" (Khan, From Kashmir to Kabul, p.11). Outside of the extensive archive of the photographs themselves, they left little record of their lives, taking a prominent place "among the finest forgotten photographers of the British Raj". Whatever the reason for the work of their studio so often being passed over in favour of better-known photographers, Bourne and Shepherd for example, it is not due to any technical or aesthetic shortcomings; "THe chemicals and procedures they used have aged better than those of many others … [and] the rich composition of their images is immediately apparent. In their time, they won many of the top photography awards in competitions throughout British India". Burke's work was also far more widely published in Graphic and the ILN than that of any of his competitors. This excellence has not been lost on genuine connoisseurs of Indian photography, one of the first modern publications of Raj photography Worswick and Embree's The Last Empire … - based on Worswick's pioneering collection, now at the Getty Research Institute - included more photographs by Burke and Baker than by any of their contemporaries. "Burke accompanied the Peshawar Valley Field Force, one of three British Anglo-Indian army columns deployed in the Second Afghan War (1878-80), despite being rejected for the role of official photographer. He financed his trip by advance sales of his photographs 'illustrating the advance from Attock to Jellalabad' … Burke's two-year Afghan expedition produced an important visual document of the region where the strategies of the Great Game were played out" (BL on-line cataloguing). Thirty images in this album can be identified in the BL India Office Select Materials photo album 487, the remaining three, showing a view of Mackeson's Bridge, and two in the Landi Kotal Pass, have been traced in the 1884 catalogue of Burke's work. Armorial bookplate of Stewart-Mackenzie of Seaforth, to the front pastedown. Colonel James Alexander Francis Humberston Stewart-Mackenzie, 1st Baron Seaforth, was educated at Glenalmond College, Harrow, and Sandhurst, commissioned 1867 into the 9th Lancers. He served for over thirty years, retiring as the regiment's colonel. During the Second Afghan War he saw action at Maidan, Killa Kazi, Kabul, Sherpur and Kandahar, wounded, MiD twice. Subsequently he served as military secretary to Sir Mountstuart Grant Duff, Governor of Madras, 1886-8. Some wonderful images with a splendid association.

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        A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland with Descriptive and Historical Letterpress.

      London, William Mackenzie, no year [ca. 1880].. 6 volumes complete with 240 coloured, original chromo-lithographs. 4°. Volume I: VI, 90, [1] pages with 40 illuatrations. Volume II: IV, 80 pages with 40 illustrations. Volume III: IV, 80 pages with 40 illustrations. Volume IV: IV, 82 pages with 40 illustrations. Volume V: IV, 80 pages with 40 illustrations. Volume VI: IV, 88 pages with 40 illustrations. Original blind & gilt-stamped decorative maroon morocco binding. A spectacular binding. Only few signs of wear to the boards. The bindings in very firm and excellent condition.. Lists 240 seats / manors / country houses in England Scotland, Wales and Ireland. For Ireland we find beautiful illustrations of: Farnham House - County Cavan - Lord Farnham / Ardtully - Near Kenmare - Kerry - Orpen (Knight) / Birr Castle - Parsonsstown - King's County, Ireland - Earl of Rose / Dartrey - County Monaghan, Irelan - Earl of Dartrey / Rossmore Park - County Monaghan - Lord Rossmore Windsor Castle / Harewood House, near Wetherby, Yorkshire (Earl of Harewood) / Wilton House in Wiltshire (Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery) / Castle Howard near Malton, Yorkshire (Earl of Carlisle) / Howsham Hall, Near Malton, Yorkshire (Cholmley - now Strickland)/ Sudeley Castle near Winchcombe, Gloucestershire - Dent / Picton Castle near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire - Philipps / Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham, Yorkshire - Earl Fitzwilliam / Everingham Park near Market Weighton, Yorkshire - Lord Herries / Holme Lacy, near Hereford - Baronet Stanhope / Eaton Hall near Chester, Cheshire - Duke of Westminster / Thrybergh Park near Rotherham, Yorkshire - Fullerton / Floors Castle near Kelso - Duke of Roxburghe / Lea near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire - Baronet Anderson / Farnham House near Cavan, County of Cavan, Ireland - Lord Farnham / Ilam Hall near Ashbourne, Staffordshire - Hanbury / Warwick Castle near Warwick, Warwickshire - Earl of Warwick / Burton Constable, near Kingston-Upon-Hull, Yorkshire - Baronet Constable / Franks near Farningham, Kent - Power / Chatsworth, near Bakewell, Derbyshire - Duke of Devonshire / Guy's Cliffe near Warwick, Warwickshire - Percy / and many more

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        Revue de la Mode. Jahrgang 1880

      Paris 1880,. OHLdr., mit Rückengoldprägung. 480 S. 51 farbige Lithographien A 4. 26, 5 x 38 cm. Ecke abgerieben, gutes festes Exemplar, innen sehr guter Zustand..

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        Street views in Hong Kong

      ca. 1880 - A pair of gelatin silver prints (21 x 28 and 21 x 26.5 cm).

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