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        Paris Vol II

      N.p.: N.p., N.d.. Prints uniformly near fine; book is very good in worn quarter leather and ends over presumed pigskin boards.. Presumed First Edition. Likely the second of two volumes. Folio. 23 photographs (possibly albumen) mostly of Paris buildings and monuments, circa 1880-1900, captioned in white at the bottom of the prints. No other printed information save the title in gilt on the spine, and no information easily findable online.

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        Quotation signed.

      Vienna, 18. IV. 1880. - 12mo. 1 p. "Chevalier J. F. Blondin, The Hero of Niagara". - During his lifetime, Blondin's name was so synonymous with tightrope walking that many employed the name "Blondin" to describe others in the profession.

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        FAMOUS SCENES IN JAPAN: 60 Hand-Colored Collotype Photographs.

      Japan n.d. ca 1880's, Tamamura. Large oblong brocade silk album, 38.5 x 30.5 cm., double leave collotypes,hand-colored ed, purple thread ties, hinges weak, worn, mended, solid, contents clean, all edges gilt, photo size ca. 25 x 18.5, 66 This lovely work consists of 60 hand-colored colotype photographs, showing the people and scenery of Japan, circa 1880's. * WHO WAS THE PHOTOGRAPHER TAMAMURA KOZABURO: . Tamamura Kozaburo [1856-1923?] worked in his Yokohama studio & provided images, albums and photographic service to both Japanese and mostly his foreign clients by 1881. His family were hereditary retainers to the Hoshino of Rinnoji, a branch of the Imperial family whose head had served as chief priest to the main temple in Nikko since 1654 ergo his interest in taking photographs of the temples there. . His business thrived with the sudden influx of foreigners to Japan and he gained a reputation as a very skilled professional & provided large orders for glass slide & photographs to universities of Cambridge & Chicago. . He was internationally renown and was commissioned to provide the stunning figure of 180,000 albumen hand-colored photographs of Japan for the book by F. Brinkley: JAPAN: DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE JAPANESE. . His photographs are an excellent record of an earlier Japan, capturing the Japanese as they were, in native dress, the scenery and life styles of the period. *** THE IMAGES: 1.Iris Garden at Yokohama . 2. The wisteria arbor . 3. Cherry blossoms at Yokohama . 4. Chrysanthemum garden . 5. Castle at Tokyo . 6. Shiba temple at Tokyo . 7. Ikegami Buddhist temple interior . 8. Private garden at Tokyo . 9. Iris garden at Kabata . 10. The tea house at Oji . 11. Tokyo . 12. Cherry blossom avenue at Mukojima . Nikko views: 13. Imaichi road . 14. Sacred Bridge & the entrance to Ieyasu Temple . 15. Pagoda . 16. Yomeimon Gate . 17. Niomon Gate . 18. Chuzenji lake . 19. Urami Waterfall . 20. Road from Chuzenji to Yumoto . 21. Japanese girl greets her guest at the gate with a lot of English dialogue. . 22. Celebration of New Year at Yokohama. . 23. The Cherry blooms return at spring . 24. Public garden at Yokohama . 25. Boy's Festival . 26. A waitress . 27. Hachiman Temple Kamakura . 28. Daibutsu Kamakura . 29. Mt. Fuji near Kamakura. . 30. Three little Japanese girl maids . 31. Mt. Fuji from Lake Hakone . 32. Fares that Rickshaw men like to draw [three girls riding rickshaws] . 33. Mt. Fuji from Tagonoura . 34. A beautiful Japanese girl in pale blue Kimono . 35. Nagoya Castle . 36. Girls playing a Japanese game . Kyoto Views: 37. Kyoto: Kinkakuji Temple . 38. Kiyomizu Temple . 39. Gion celebration . 40. Katsura Gawa rapids . 41. Girl in summer Kimono . 42. "Speak [no], see [no], or hear no evil" . 43. Japanese girl shows us how . 44. Ishiyama temple Otsu . 45. Five Japanese girl dancers accompanied by four other women musicians . 46. Banzai: shows three typical Meiji school boys waving Japanese flags . 47. Nara: Sarusawa no Ike pond . 48. Kasuga park . 49. Geta shoe store, . 48. Nunobiki waterfall Kobe . 48. Inland Sea . 49. Afternoon call: a girl with large umbrella awaits her friend's arrival . 50. Miyajima the celebrated Island in the Inland Sea [shows the great Torii Gate in the water], and one of the Miyajima Temples, that looks like its floating on the water. . 51-55. Rice cultivation: four small views of rice planting & harvesting. . 56-58. Three views of a man drinking his Sake rice wine. . 59. Inland sea of Japan . 60. Champion Sumo wrestlers. *** THE CONDITION: THE IMAGES: A lovely work, nicely executed, crisp, sharp images, no fading, superbly and delicately hand-colored in pastels. * CONDITION OF THE ALBUM: The album is bound in its original thin purple silk cloth, there is some of the usual rubbing as this was a delicate hand-woven cloth. There is some old restoration or mending to the hinge as usual for a delicately bound item of this period. Solid and nice example. *** REFERENCE: The following are some useful bibliographies to consult for more information on this album and Japanese early photography in general: . BENNETT, Terry. EARLY JAPANESE IMAGES, see pp.51-54 et al . BENNETT, Terry. OLD JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHS: COLLECTORS' DATA GUIDE. . H. Bayou; FELICE BEATO ET L'ECOLE DE YOKOHAMA. JAPANISCHE PHOTOGRAPHIE 1860-1929. . H. Cortazzi: JAPAN CAUGHT IN TIME. . [Feliz Beato/R. von Stillfried]: ONCE UPON A TIME: Visions of Old Japan from the Photos of Beato and Stillfried & the Words of Pierre Loti. . Claudia G. Philipp et al: FELICE BEATO IN JAPAN: Photographien zum Ende der Feudalzeit 1863-1873. . C. Worswick: JAPAN PHOTOPGRAPHS 1854-1905. . Philipp March & Claudia Delank: THE ADVENTURE OF JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY 1860-1890. . LA LEGGENDA DI UN IMPERO: Felice Beato e la scuola fotogarfica di Yokohama alla scoperta del Giappone 1860/1900 for more useful details, valuable images and information. . TAMAMURA KOZABURO https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamamura_K%C5%8Dzabur%C5%8D * F. Brinkley: JAPAN: DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE JAPANESE *** .

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        Daum Nancy III --- Daum Frères - Verreries de Nancy - Glaskunst aus der Zeit 1880-1930

      176 SeitenDaum Frères ist die bedeutenste Glasmanufaktur des französischen Jugendstils. Katharina Büttiker stellt in diesem Band mehr als 100 der bezaubernden Vasen, Lampen und Dosen in großartigen Farbaufnahmen vor. In englischer Sprache.

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        Bybel der natuure door Jan Swammerdam, Amsteldammer, of, Historie der insecten tot zeekere zoorten gebracht: door voorbeelden, ontleedkundige onderzoekingen van veelerhande kleine gediertens, als ook door kunstige kopere plaaten opgeheldert: verrykt met ontelbaare waarnemingen van nooit ontdekte zeldzaamheden in de natuur / alles in de Hollandsche, des auteurs moedertaale, beschreven hier by komt een voorreeden, waar in het leven van den auteur beschreven is door Herman Boerhaave de Latynsche overzetting heeft bezorgt Hieronimus David Gaubius. ( 2Bde., compl.). Biblia Naturae sive Historia Insectorum, in classes certas redacta, nec non exemplis, et anatomico variorum animalculorum examine, aeneisque tabulis illustrata ... Accedit praefatio, in qua vitam Auctoris descripsit Hermannus Boerhaave ....

      2, je 2 Titelbl. (holländ./latein) in rot u. schwarz m. je einer Kupfervignette, 29 Bl., 1-550 S., 1 Bl. 2 Bl., 551-910 S., 18 Bl. (Index), 124 S. (Erklärungen zu den Tafeln.), 53 Kupfertaf. (Taf. 52 erst am Schluss eingebunden), Neuere (ca. 1880), schlichte HLdr.-Bde., Deckel min. berieben, minimal stockfleckig, Ecken etwas gestaucht. Innen einige Taf etwas angeschmutzt, Taf. XXXIV m. kleinem Loch (2 mm) ausserhalb des Kupferstiches. Paginierungsfehler S. 85/86 Zwischentitel S. 363-366 fehlen - ansonsten schönes Exemplar. Der niederl. und lateinische Text zweispältig gedruckt. Jan Swammerdam (1637-1680), niederländischer Naturforscher und gilt als Begründer der Präformationslehre (Evolutionslehre). 1658 beschrieb er als erster Mensch die von ihm unter dem Mikroskop entdeckten roten Blutkörperchen. Ab 1661 nahm er ein Medizin-Studium an der Universität Leiden auf, ging 1664 nach Paris, kehrte ein Jahr später zurück nach Leiden und Amsterdam und wurde 1667 zum Dr. med. promoviert. 1675 veröffenltichte er seine Abhandlungen zur Naturgeschichte der Insekten. Er erkannte, dass die Königin das einzige fortpflanzungsfähige Weibchen des Bienenvolkes ist und stellte fest, dass die Metamorphose der Insekten nichts anderes ist als Entfaltung und Wachstum bereits vorhandener Anlagen. Weitere wichtige Studien befassen sich mit dem Lebenszyklus der Frösche und mit dem Bau der weiblichen Geschlechtsorgane des Menschen."The Biblia Naturae is the finest collection of microscopical observations ever produced by one worker ... The book is consulted by naturalists to this day. Some of the figures have never been excelled ..." (Singer). The scarce original edition with Latin and Dutch text printed in double columns. "Despite a scientific career that lasted only a dozen years, Swammerdam was one of the oustanding comparative anatomists of the seventeenth century. His most remarkable work was in the field of insect anatomy, which he undertook in order to disprove still-current Aristotelian notions (which he opposed upon religious grounds) that insects lack internal anatomy, develop by metamorphosis (sudden and complete transformation) and arise from spontaneous generation. By refining his techniques of microdissection and injection to the point where he could use them on the smallest and most delicate anatomical parts, Swammerdam was able to illustrate for the first time the complex internal structures of insects, including their reproductive organs and to demonstrate the gradual development of an insect's adult form throughout all its larval stages. These observations are 'indubitable the foundation of our modern knowledge of the structure, metamorphosis and classification of insects' (Cole, p. 285). In addition Swammerdam performed valuable investigations of crustaceans, mollusks and frogs, and was the first to prove experimentally that muscles do not increase in bulk when contracted via nerve stimulation. "The 'Biblia naturae', Swammerdam's major work, was published fifty-five years after his death by Hermann Boerhave ... the fifty-three copperplates were prepared under Swammerdam's direction from his own drawings" (Haskell F. Norman Library of Science & Medicine, 2037)

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        FUNGI AND PINE NEEDLES. Shinkin To matsuba [Symbols of Immortality]

      [Japan c 1880's]. A color woodblock print, 25 x 24 cm., very strong impression, registry and color, artist signed and red Hanko [seral/chop], immaculate condition, nearly square size format similar to Surimono. FIRST & ONLY EDITION *** *** *** . . . . A STUNNINGLY IMMACULATE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINT: . . SHOWNG THREE FUNGI OR MUSHROOMS IN THE GRASS . . This is a superb work, with marvelous gradiation of pale green background, with an impressive black-brown fungi in the foreground. A tall mushroom occupies the right background, in a lovely composition, by the master Shin-hanga artist. . *** WHO WAS SHIBATA ZESHIN 1807-1891: Was a superb and talented Shin-hanga painter and woodblock print designer. While his production of prints was very small when compared to his contemporaries, his high-quality and stunning composition was beyond most other artists of his time. . Ernest Fenollosa was fascinated with Zeshin, and said about him: "The Japanese genius lay in the line of art objects featuring decoration and design." . Zeshin also did a great number of the most superb lacquer ware designs, may inspired or tested in his woodblock prints. he remains one of the highest masters of all time, respected as one of the all time ten best from Japan. His stature continues unquestioned, and admired by museums and collectors throughout the world. His "Zen" simple designs reflect his keen ability to express simplicity which is essentially Japanese. Bar none he stands out in the artistic world. . *** ABOUT THE SEAL: Per Henderson [2nd.entry below] he cites the artist's seal is Tairyukyo, no.36 in the seal index of his 1976 catalog. . *** REFERENCES: HENDERSON, Milne.. AN EXHIBITION OF PRINTS & PAINTINGS ON NETSUKE SUBJECTS BY ZESHIN & RELATED ARTISTS 28 JUNE-14 JULY [1980]. See item #4, illustrated in this catalog. . --. AN EXHIBITION OF PRINTS, PAINTINGS AND LACQUER BY SHIBATA ZESHIN 25 JUNE-9 JULY 1976. See seal #36, Tairyukyo. * O'BRIAN, Mary L. et al.: THE ART OF SHIBATA ZESHIN THE MR. AND MRS. JAMES E. O'BRIEN COLLECTION AT THE HONOLULU ACADEMY OF ARTS. . *** Color scans of this & most other items are posted to our website. .

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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA

      - El Ingenioso Hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha. Compuesto por Edición anotada por Don Nicolás Diaz de Benjumea e ilustrada por Don Ricardo Balaca.- Barcelona, Montaner y Simón Editores, 1880 - 1883; 2 tomos en folio mayor (38 x 28 cm) pergamino de época decorado con planchas doradas y medallón central con el título en tapas, 1º. Anteportada, portada, LXXII-566 pp. - 1 h. 25 láminas en cromolitografía y grabados en el texto. 2º. Anteportada, portada, 1 h. - II-651 pp. 21 láminas en cromolitografía y grabados en el texto. Buen ejemplar salvo defecto con pérdida de papel en esquina inferior, margen blanco, de las páginas 23 a 28 del primer tomo; y algunos puntos blancos en pocas cromolitografías por haberse pegado el papel protector. Encuadernación en buen estado de conservación. Palau nº 52169.

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        Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago; A Journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839 and A Voyage from Port Phillip to Adelaide in 1846. By an Old Hand

      Adelaide, J. Williams, Printer [for the Author], 1880 [second edition]/ 1879. Octavo, [viii], 84; 80; and 23 pages plus 3 albumen paper photographs of 5 drawings on 3 unnumbered leaves. Gilt- and blind-stamped blue cloth a little bumped and rubbed at the extremities, with minor wear to the corners; spine sunned, with a slightly lighter spot near the centre where a paper label (an old auction lot number) has been removed; front cover has some light stains on it where something has been spilt (removing some of the gilt from the top left-hand border); rear flyleaf removed, with offsetting to the final page; a very good copy (internally excellent). The particulars of the photographs match those given in Holden (where the discrepancy in the number of plates present as against listed is explained). The plates are of drawings by Hamilton; he contributed similar sketches to the published journals of Grey and Eyre. The first edition was not photographically illustrated. This copy is inscribed in ink on the front flyleaf 'From G. Hamilton to Capt Dashwood with the Author's best wishes, 22 Dec 1880'. George Frederick Dashwood (1806-1881) arrived in South Australia in the early 1840s; in 1843, he 'was appointed one of the four non-official nominees in South Australia's first Legislative Council.... From 1847 to 1852 he was commissioner of police' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). George Hamilton (1812-1883) succeeded him in that role in 1867, retiring the year before his death. He arrived in Adelaide in 1839 when he overlanded cattle along Charles Bonney's southern route. A most satisfying association copy, presented from one significant pioneer to another in the twilight of their lives. Ferguson 10184 (inadequately describing the plates); Holden 49.

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        Original-Lithographie: Jagdhunde im Käfig

      um 1880, Original-Lithographie eines Gemäldes von W. H. Trood (englischer Maler, auf Hunde spezialisiert, 1840(1848?) -1899) / reproduction of a paintig of W.H. Trood (engl. Painter, specialised on paintig dogs, 1840 (1848?) - 1899) / 43x54 cm, Blatt vergilbt, abgerieben, altersfleckig und randlädiert

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        A TRAMP ABROAD

      American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn. 1880 - 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 631pp. Bound in the original publishers dark brown stamped cloth with gilt decoration to front board and spine, publishers seal in blind on rear board. Illustrated with a steel engraved portrait of Twain facing the more or less reverse mounted frontis titled "Moses.", separated by a tissue guard. Copyright page states Samuel L. Clemens, 1879, title page gives publication date of 1880. The speckled edge text is just over 1 5/8" thick and contains 631 pp with the verso of last page containing an ad for Twains "The Innocents Abroad". This copy appears to have never been read. The faults are as follows; spine dulled a bit, previous owners name on front fly, light spotting to rear end papers, corners lightly bumped, two tiny dents to front board. Glad to answer any questions about this excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aphorismen.

      Berlin, Franz Ebhardt 1880. - WG 10; Kosch III, 798. EA. Die geistreichen Aphorismen erfreuten sich rasch großer Beliebtheit, sodass in recht kurzer Folge weitere, vermehrte Auflagen entstanden. - Auf Schmutztitel mit eigenhändiger, datierter (Wien 24/5 1880) u. unterzeichneter Widmung der Verfasserin "Meiner lieben Flora in treuer Freundschaft". Aus dem Nachlass der österreichischen Schriftstellerin und Redakteurin der `Wiener Zeitung` Florentine Galliny (1845-1913). G. schrieb, teils unter dem Pseudonym `Bruno Walter`, feingeistige Feuilletons für zahlreiche Zeitungen und Zeitschriften. Kl.-8°. 3 Bll. (Titelei), 158(2) S. HLederbd. d. Zt. auf 5 Bünden m. kl. Fileten u. Titel (auf mont. Papierschild) in Goldpräg. auf Rü., Deckelbezügen aus Sprenkelpapier u. marmor. Vorsätzen. Einbd. stellenw. berieben u. fleckig, im Text etw. gebräunt u. tls. abgegriffen, einzelne Aphorismen m. Rotstift markiert oder auch kommentiert. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Strange Stories From A Chinese Studio. [two volumes]

      London: Thos. De La Rue & Co. 1880. Two-volume set, handsomely bound in elaborately gilt-stamped red cloth, minor edgewear, light foxing, contents clean; a very good example of this lovely edition of Giles' collection of Chinese ghost stories.

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        A Rare Bronze Sculpted Candlestick in the Form of a Jewish Financier.

      Vienna 1880 - Finely cast and chased in form of a Jewish financier with pronounced nose and Semitic features in elegant clothing, top hat, jacket with tails and pin-striped trousers, holding a document and standing on a globe. Base inscribed in German 'Hausse!' (Boom!). 15.2 cm high. Bronze. This figure illustrates the perception of Jewish predominance at the financial markets by sections of Austrian and German societies in the 19th Century. The figure is symbolic of the then widespread myth that Jewish Capitalists were seeking to dominate the world economy. The German inscription on the base of the base of this piece – 'hausse!' refers to the stock market boom that the Jewish financier supposedly enjoys. It may refer to a particular coup that a specific Jewish stockbroker, investor or merchant banker had enjoyed at the time. The figure is holding a document in its hand, possibly a bond or a share certificate. However, unlike some items of this genre this piece seems to have more humorous than malicious intent. In this period of Jewish assimilation in Europe it is interesting to note that the figure wears long sidecurls ('peyot') more commonly associated with Orthodox or Hassidic Jews – a suggested reminder of the Jewish traditional roots. Sotheby's Tel Aviv Catalogue 4/1997 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Paris A Samarkand.Original First Edition.

      Jan 01, 1880. Hardcover. Very Good. Paris. Le Ferghanah, le Kouldja et la Sibérie occidentale. Impressions de voyage d'une Parisienne. Ouvrage (340 x 260 mm) contenant 273 gravures sur bois et cinq cartes. Paris, Hachette, 1880, in-4, demi-maroquin gris-bleu à coins, dos à nerfs orné de caissons de filets dorés, filet doré sur les plats, couverture conservée [Rel. de l'époque]. [6] et 487 pp., nombreuses illustrations dans le texte, un portrait en frontispice et 4 cartes hors texte, dont une en couleurs. Édition originale. Épouse de l'explorateur et linguiste hongrois Karoly Jenö Ujfalvy (1842-1904), l'auteur accompagna son mari dans ses différentes expéditions en Asie centrale et dans l'Himalaya. A chaque fois, elle rendit compte avec humour et élégance de ses périples dans des ouvrages bien composés, peu connus, et qui montrent en elle un précurseur d'Alexandra David-Néel. Un des exemplaires sur Chine, celui du dramaturge et librettiste Paul Gavault (1867-1951), Bel exemplaire

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        On the forms of logical proposition.

      Williams and Norgate. 1880. 8vo. Contemporary khaki cloth, gilt lettering to spine; pp. viii + 592 (Venn pp. 336 - 349); small paper library labels to spine, very good. Provenance: donation bookplate of Edward Seymer Thompson to Christ's College Cambridge to front pastedown, with college library inkstamp to title page and blindstamps to prelims, deaccession inkstamp to ffep. Thompson was a college lecturer in law who was known for his translation of Plato's Meno. Joint first edition of the announcement of the creation of the Venn diagram, in Mind, a quarterly review of psychology and philosophy, vol V, 1880. Published at the same time in the Philosophical Magazine as "On the diagrammatic and mechanical representation of propositions and reasonings". There is controversy over which is the true first edition, as each appeared in the July edition of its respective journal. John Venn (1834-1923) was an Anglican priest and mathematician who turned to serious maths having invented a cricket ball bowling machine of alarming accuracy. While working in Cambridge as a lecturer in logic and probability, he was drawn to the representation of logical propositions in overlapping circles, it seeming a natural approach to him. "The uses of these kinds of diagrams in logic were used before Venn - for example, by mathematician Gottfried Leibniz and Leonhard Euler - but Venn was the first to comprehensively study them and formalize and generalize their usage" (Pickover, The Math Book, 272). His diagrams have now become widely used in all areas of statistics, probability, logic and computer science. This volume of Mind also includes papers by Francis Galton on "Statistics of Mental Imagery", Watson on Kant and two authors on Herbert Spencer's ethics.

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        Als to Edmund Barneman Advocate of Accra

      8vo. Extremities worn, dust soiled, some spotting, scattering of pinholes to upper left corner, otherwise good. Preserved in a cloth folder, with a red morocco label on the upper cover. 1 page (verso blank). Bato, July 15,

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        Young woman with kerchief.

      ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, 27,3 x 21,5 cm, photograph no. 784. KEYWORDS:egypt/photo

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        Streetview with thee-house.

      ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, 20,3 x 26,3 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:egypt/cairo/photo

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        La science populaire Journal hebdomadaire illustre Premiere Annee 1880 -1881

      836 S gebundene Ausgabe Seltene Ausgabe des populaire Wissenschaftsmagazin in Frankreich. Grossformat, nachgebunden, Goldprägung am Buchrücken, Ecken/Kanten bestossen, Einband abgerieben, fleckig, Schnitt fleckig, Seiten vergilbt, wellig und fleckig, teilw. verknickt, Eselsohren, Buchdeckel leicht aufgebogen, in französischer Sprache, mittlerer Zustand

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        Lettre autographe signée à la Comtesse Potocka : « Ce serait un déjeuner d'adieux que nous tâcherions de rendre aussi gai que possible ! »

      1880 - - S.l [Paris] s.d. [circa décembre 1880-juillet 1884], 10,2x13 cm, 3 pages sur feuillet double. - Lettre autographe signée de Guy de Maupassant à la Comtesse Potocka, 26 lignes à l'encre noire sur un papier à en-tête "GM 83, rue Dulong", enveloppe jointe. Maupassant se désole de ne pouvoir voir son amie la Comtesse : « Hélas, Madame, vous me désespérez ! Je viens de m'engager pour ce soir ! Et je ne puis maintenant me faire libre. » Il voudrait : « [.] pourtant bien vous voir une minute avant de partir. » L'auteur était en effet souvent en déplacement que ce soit pour des questions de santé ou de visites. Pour pouvoir saluer la Comtesse, il propose : « Si le Comte est revenu demain, ne pourrais-je vous demander de venir déjeuner avec lui dans un cabaret quelconque. » Le Comte Potocki était l'époux de la Comtesse Potocka. D'origine polonaise, il se fit naturaliser français en 1905. Lui et la Comtesse vivaient chacun de leur côté mais en bonne entente. Ainsi : « Ce serait un déjeuner d'adieux que nous tâcherions de rendre aussi gai que possible ! » C'est pourquoi il demande à la Comtesse : « Pour animer ce déjeuner peut-on inviter quelqu'un de vos amis ? » Maupassant craint que cette séparation soit trop douloureuse à la Comtesse : « Je crains que le retour ne vous rende morose. » Il finit sa missive en la remerciant : « Merci pour la médaille. Je suis, Madame, votre ami le plus dévoué. » [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Signed autograph letter from Guy de Maupassant to the Countess Potocka, 26 lines in black ink on a letterhead "GM 83, rue Dulong", envelope attached. Maupassant was sorry that he could not see his friend the Countess: " Alas, Madame, you despair me! I just signed up for tonight! And I can not now make myself free. He would like to: ". well see you a minute before you leave ." "The author was indeed often on the move whether it was for health or visits. In order to greet the Countess, he proposes: " If the Count has returned to-morrow, can I not ask you to come and have lunch with him in some cabaret?" Count Potocki was the husband of the Countess Potocka. Of Polish origin, he became naturalized French in 1905. He and the Countess lived on their own but in good agreement. Thus: " It would be a farewell breakfast that we would try to make as cheerful as possible! That is why he asks the Countess: " To animate this lunch, we can invite one of your friends." Maupassant was afraid that this separation might be too painful for the Comtesse: " I fear that the return will make you morose. He finished his letter by thanking her, " Thank you for the medal." I am, madam, your most devoted friend . " [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The different forms of flowers on plants of the same species [Unopened]

      London: John Murray, 1880. Second Edition of one of the scarcer Darwin titles, one of only 1,250 copies, with a new preface, in which Darwin states that "the text has been left as it originally appeared excepting that a few errors have been corrected." According to Freeman, "This is then the definitive text." 8vo: xvi,352,32(advertisements)pp, with 15 woodcuts in the text and 38 tables. Publisher's standard green pebbled cloth, covers paneled in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, brown end papers. Inserted advertisements may be as late as January 1882, per Freeman. A Fine copy, completely unopened. Freeman 1280. Darwin recalled the writing of this title in his autobiography: "This book consists chiefly of the several papers on heterostyled flowers, originally published by the Linnean Society, corrected, with much new matter added, together with observations on some other cases in which the same plant bears two kinds of flowers. As before remarked, no little discovery of mine ever gave me so much pleasure as the making out the meaning of heterostyled flowers. The results of crossing such flowers in an illegitimate manner, I believe to be very important as bearing on the sterility of hybrids; although these results have been noticed by only a few persons." 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.

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        Storia delle famiglie illustri italiane.

      a spese dell'editore Ulisse Diligenti, 1880. 2 volumi in-4° (cm. 30,5), legature coeve in m. pelle con titolo in oro e fregi in oro e a secco ai dorsi (abrasioni, strappi al dorso del primo tomo), piatti marmorizzati; 2 frontespizi cromolitografici acquerellati, 160 tavole araldiche cromolitografiche ritoccate all'acquerello delle famiglie nobili, ciascuna con testo storico e genealogico a seguire; sporadiche fioriture. Edizione originale di questo splendido blasonario ideato dal fiorentino Diligenti e curato da Galvani e altri; usciva a dispense. In stato molto buono.

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        OREGON. FACTS REGARDING ITS CLIMATE, SOIL, MINERAL AND AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES, MEANS OF COMMUNICATION, COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, LAWS, ETC. FOR GENERAL INFORMATION WITH MAP AND APPENDIX

      New York, 1880. 59pp. plus colored folding map. Original pictorial wrappers. Clean and very good. Later edition, after an original appearance as early as 1875. A detailed promotional pamphlet for Oregon, with much on agricultural production, natural resources, directions on how to get government land, sections on schools, transportation, climate, "exceptionally fat cattle," and the like. Issued by the eastern office of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Co. With a very handsome colored map by Colton showing Oregon, Washington, and most of Idaho. ADAMS, HERD 1729. SOLIDAY III:534 (ref).

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        Femmes bédouinnes.

      ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, 28,5 x 23 cm, on mount, signed in the plate, photograph no 681. KEYWORDS:palestine/libanon/photo

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        Palästina und Syrien.

      Karl Baedeker Leipzig 1880 - Second edition.cliv, 517pp, 18 maps, some coloured and folding, 44 plans, one panorama of Jerusalem and 10 illustrations, inner hinges slightly cracked, ink inscriptions on half title, bound in publisher's red cloth gilt, slightly worn in parts; overall a good copy. This is the second of seven editions published up to 1910. The author was Dr Albert Socin (Professor of Oriental Languages in Basle). As tourism was still in its infancy in these countries , conditions were fairly primitive . Railways and roads were few and far between and the traveller therefore had to rely on horses or camels. Endpapers dated "Januar 1880". Hinrichsen D479 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Souvenir de La Haye, leporello met 12 foto's, in linnen omslag [ca. 1880]

      Souvenir de La Haye, leporello met 12 foto’s, in linnen omslag [ca. 1880] 11 foto’s Den Haag, 1 van Scheveningen.

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        Seifensiederei ('Eene Zeepziederij. Une Fabrique De Savon').

      - Farblithographie v. H.J. van Lummel b. Kemink & Zoon in Utrecht, um 1880, 48 x 62

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        Vaterländische Reiterbilder aus drei Jahrhunderten von W. Camphausen. Text von Theodor Fontane.

      Rud. Schuster, Berlin 1880 - Folio (41 x 32 cm). Mit Holzschnitt-Titel v. R. Brend'Amour u. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz, 17 Lichtdrucktaf. m. ornmamentaler Rahmung sowie Buchschmuck u. Textillustrationen von L. Burger. 4 Bl., 91 S. Grüne OLwd. m. dekorativer Prägung in Schwarz u. Gold (Burger/W. Laudahn). Goldschnitt. Schobeß 417. - Erste Ausgabe. - Prachtband mit Darstellungen reitender preußischer Fürsten u. Militärs: Der große Kurfürst, Friedrich der Große, Zieten, Keith, Gneisenau, Blücher, Kaiser Wilhelm, Moltke, Bismarck u.a. Der beschreibende Text von Theodor Fontane. - Einband etw., Kanten stärker berieben. Hinteres Vorsatzpapier m. kl. Fehlstellen. Durchgehend Fingerspuren im unteren Rande. Insgesamt ein wohlerhaltener Band. gr.

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        Novels of George Eliot. [Comprising] Adam Bede; Mill on the Floss; Silas Mariner [bound with] Scenes of Clerical Life; Felix Holt; Romola; Middlemarch; Daniel Deronda.

      Edinburgh William Blackwood & Sons. ND. circa 1880 - Eight volumes bound in seven, 8vo., internally fine, mid-twentieth century half green calf gilt, marbled endpapers (ownership bookplate to upper paste-down), top edge gilt, even fading to spines, a very attractive set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New Mexico and Arizona--Set of Six Photographs

      Photographs. Set of 6 large format albumen photographs signed in the negative by John K. Hillers depicting archaeological sites and Pueblo villages of New Mexico and Arizona taken circa 1880's. Photographs are titled in the negative "Cliff Ruins Near Fort Wingate N. M. ," "The Old ___ Tower Near Fort Wingate N. M. ," "Tewa. Mokitown" "Orabi Mokitown," "Dangers Rock Wolpi Ariz," and "Mummy Cave Canon Del Muerte Ariz. ," ; photographs measure 13" x 10" and mounted, 14" x 11". ; thick cardboard mount is dark brown and has gilt edges. Photographs are in good to very good condition; all photographs have good contrast and light silvering, most photographs have light soiling, two photographs have moderate soiling affecting content; all mounts have moderate wear and chipping to edges. German-born Hillers became the most prominent photographer of the second Powell expedition due to his enthusiasm for learning the techniques and willingness to carry heavy equipment. This was the beginning of his 20-year career as a government photographer documenting the American West. The images by Hillers included in this set are most likely from the first James Stevenson expedition to the Southwest. .

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        12 Kartonkärtchen mit Volkstrachten / Trachten / Costumes aus den Niederlanden / Holland

      CdV - Carte de Visite. -- Kleine, colorierte Fotos auf Karton aufgezogen, Format 11 x 6,3 cm, unter dem colorierten Photo mit Beschriftung. Um 1880. - Stammen aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R. - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland.

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        Etching & Etchers

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1880. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 4to (314 x 222 mm). Title printed in red and black with engraved vignette, and 48 plates: 26 etchings by various artists and 22 heliogravures by Amant-Durand. Publisher's roan-backed cloth, edges uncut. Hinges split, rubbed. Provenance: John Hall (bookplate); purchased from Boston Book Company, 1959. Third edition. WITH ORIGINAL ETCHINGS BY NUMEROUS CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS, including: Whistler "Billingsgate" (Kennedy 47), Palmer "Sunset" (Lister 3), Haden (Schneiderman 161), Israels, Herkomer, Rajon, Legros, Unger, Beyer, Lalanne, Jacquemart, Appian, Lalauze, and others. Hamerton, a painter, writer and art critic, had great influence on engraving in England and the United States. The first edition was published in 1868 and included 35 plates.

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        L'Egypte - Alexandrie et le Caire - Du Caire à Philae -Traduction de Gaston Maspero Professeur au Collège de France (2 tomes complet pour cette édition)

      Librairie de Firmin-Didot à Paris,1880-1881,, in folio (38,5 x 31 cm), VI pages+ 2 ff + 385 pages - VI pages + 2ff + 432 pages. Illustration de 2 cartes en couleurs (Basse-Egypte en tête du tome I, et Haute-Egypte en tête du tome II), et de près de 700 illustrations en noir dont plus de 100 en pleine page. Reliure éditeur demi chagrin vert bronze, deux plats en percaline ornés d'un même décor doré représentant le Sphinx, les Pyramides de Giseh et le Nil, frises d'encadrement dorées et titre doré sur le premier plat (Plaque de A. Souze), dos richement orné de fers à décor d'arabesques dorés, titre doré, toutes tranches dorées ; reliure d'après une maquette du relieur Engel (Signature "Engel Rel" en bas du dos). +++++++ ?Première édition française de cet ouvrage en 2 volumes de l'égyptologue allemand Georg Moritz Ebers (1837-1898) ?traduit de l'allemand par Gaston Maspero et abondamment illustré sur l'Egypte antique et contemporaine (XIXè siècle). Le premier volume est consacré à Alexandrie, Tantah, et au Caire des Mamelouks ; Le second volume concerne le Caire du XIXe siècle et la vallée du Nil vers Thèbes et la Nubie. Au sommaire : Alexandrie antique ; Alexandrie moderne ; A travers le Delta ; Gosen ; Memphis, les pyramides ; Le Caire, les origines de la ville ; Le Caire, sous les fatimites et les Eyoubites ; Le Caire sous les sultans Mamelouks ; Le Caire, sa décadence, ses tombeaux ; La rénovation de l'Egypte ; Résurrection de l'antique Egypte ; La Mosquée et l'université El Azhar ; Le Caire, La vie du peuple ; Départ pour la Haute-Egypte ; La Haute-Egypte jusqu'aux tombeaux de Beni-Hassan ; Jusqu'à Thèbes ; Thèbes et l'époque brillante de l'Egypte ; De la ville d'Amon à la cataracte - Reliures en bon état de conservation, intérieurs avec rousseurs faibles localisées : VOLUME 1 - sur les gardes, les pages V-VI, la première illustration et la carte en début de volume, ainsi que sur la dernière page (Table des matières), le reste restant très frais c'est-à-dire sur la grande majorité des pages du premier volume ; VOLUME 2 - sur les gardes et de la page de faux-titre jusqu'à la page 4 (dizaine de feuillets) ainsi que sur la dernière page (Table des matières) du second volume ; RESTE UN BON EXEMPLAIRE..

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        Das Hamburger Bürgerhaus. Seine Bau- und Kunstgeschichte.

      Mappe, Halbleinen, gr-2, Textband, 100 S., 204 Abbildungen im Text, 91 Tafeln mit zahlreichen s/w Fotografien und Teilansichten -Mappe etwas berieben, Einband etwas gebräunt, Tafeln mit Randbräunung, etwas bestossen und gelegentlich mit kleineren Einrissen, vollständiges, ordentliches Exemplar. Der Textband enthält Erbes Dissertation an der Technischen Hochschule Charlottenburg "Die architektonische Entwicklung des Äußeren." Einige Abbildungen müssen aus der Zeit vor 1880 stammen, da v.a. die abgebildeten Häuser auf den Elbinseln Kehrwieder und Wandrahm in dieser Zeit für den Bau der Speicherstadt abgebrochen wurden.

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        Circus-Bilder. 25 heitere Original-Feder- und Bleistift-Zeichnungen aus dem Kunstreiterleben. Sowie: Kunstreiter und Gaukler. 28 heitere Original-Feder- und Bleistift-Zeichnungen aus dem Circusleben. (Der Circusbilder neue Folge.)

      München, A: Ackermann, 1880 - 1881. 2 Bde. 4°. Titel + 24 Tafeln, Titel + Widmungsblatt + 28 Tafeln. Lose-Blattsammlungen in illustr. OLwd.-Mappen. Ad 1: Mit 24 von 25 Tafeln. Es fehlt Tafel 8. Ad 28: Mit allen 28 Tafeln. - Band 1: Oberes Kapital ca. 3 cm eingerissen, Ebd. fleckig u. etw. berieben, Tafeln stellenw. leicht fleckig, Gbrsp., Band 2: Titel m. Randläsuren, Gbrsp., Mappe berieben. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Illustr. Bücher; Zirkus

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        Collection des plus belles compositions de Lepautre gravee

      Paris: Noblet & Morel 1880 - Circa 1880. Folio, 48 cm. 2 pages text, 100 plates (some folding). House in modern quarter cloth clamshell case. Loose as issued. Name on title page. Chipping to title page. Occasional faint marginal soiling. Album d'ornementations de Jean Lepautre (1617-1682). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      - Yokohama 1880-81, Trubner. Yellow pictorial cloth, 2 vol.set 418+522p., very clean, tiny bit wear to spine head/tail, the contents very clean, solid, very good plus copy, 15 x 24 cm. FIRST EDITION SCARCE An important primary source, written by the former editor of the "Japan Herald," the "Japan Gazette," "Far East," "Nisshin Shinjishi" among several other publications, the author was especially qualified in reporting the news. This current work is his most exhaustive account of both foreign and Japanese activities in Yokohama from its early opening in 1858 back to 1789. * During this 21 year Period, history was made, for Japan was now open to the West, and the flow of ship and goods made Japan aware of her backwardness. Printed in Yokohama at the author's private printing office, this work covers the author's personal observations of the arrival of Lord Elgin, Mr. Alcock, Japanese experiences with foreigners, murdered Russians, assassinations of foreigners, the murder of Mr. Henry Heusken, Mr. Oliphant and rebel Satsuma forces, Ohara Mission, account of Choshu forts cannon attacks upon foreign vessels, Sir Harry Parks, life in Yokohama, trade, start of "Japan Times," Chamber of Commerce, &c. * This work also covers "The King of Liu-kiu's own Story. * Perhaps the most comprehensive early resource on Yokohama & foreigners there done during this period. * All editions were identical in this aspect, and the contents are identical. A contemporary insight to Yokohama life. ALWAYS RARE ! * NOTE ON THE PUBLISHER, PRINTING LOCATION OF THIS WORK: On the verso of the title page it states: Vol.1: "Printed at the Private Printing Office of the Author, No.16, Yokohama, Japan." . Vol. 2: "Printed at the "Japan Gazette" Office, no.70, Main Street, Yokohama, Japan." . While the title page states at the bottom, "London, Trubner & Co., Yokohama, Kelly & Co 1880, 1881" this book was only published in Yokohama, but distributed by Trubner in London. The publisher "Kelly" is referring to a later change in that publisher's name to "Kelly & Walsh." . Regardless of the above irregularities, the book was clearly privately printed in Yokohama at John R. Black's office. A very rare and early Yokohama printing in English. ***

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        ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE AND PRICE LIST OF TINSMITHS' TOOLS AND MACHINES AND HARDWARE, MANUFACTURED BY THE PECK, STOW & WILCOX CO., NEW YORK, AND SOUTHINGTON, CONN., U.S.A..

      Southington, CT: Peck, Stow & Wilcox Co., 1880. 664 pages. Original gilt-stamped hardcover binding is heavily worn with fraying to the extremities, with some exposure to moisture on the front corners, remaining intact and attractive; protected in archival mylar. The inner hinges are slightly weakened. Previous owner's name W.R. Farris on the front endpaper and title page. Minor soiling scattered lightly throughout the text. Profusely illustrated with detailed drawings. Two copies located on OCLC at NYPL and Connecticut Historical Society.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Quarto (4to).

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        Experiences of a colonist forty years ago; a journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839 and a voyage from Port Phillip to Adelaide in 1846.

      By an old hand. With illustrations. Adelaide : J. Williams, 1880. Octavo, gilt-lettered red cloth, blue endpapers with previous owner's name neatly inscribed, photographic frontispiece, pp. [viii]; 84; 79; [1]; 23; two photographic plates reproducing four painted scenes, Second edition, the first with photographic illustrations. Ferguson 10184; Holden 49

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        Les nerfs du c

      Paris, Librairie J.B. Baillière et Fils, 1880, in-8, 172 pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Ouvrage en deux parties par le docteur Paul Reynier (1851-1919), professeur à la Faculté de médecine : d'une part l'anatomie de nerfs du coeur (nerfds cardiaques, pneumogastrique et grand sympathique, plexus cardiaque, ganglions), d'autre part leur physiologie (Rôle des ganglions cardiaques, du pneumogastrique, origine des nerfs du coeur, etc.) Cachet annulé de la bibliothèque de la faculté catholique de Paris. Lacune : moitié supérieure du faux titre découpée et restituée par un morceau de papier blanc.

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        Sunshine And Storm In The East, or Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople.

      London, Longmans, Green & Co.,1880. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth in red, brown and gold, designed and signed in the plate by Gustave Doré, bound by Simson and Renshaw; pp. xx, [2], 448, wood-engraved vignette on title, with wood-engraved frontispiece, eight wood-engraved plates (all with tissue guards) and over 100 wood-engravings in the text, colour-printed folding maps at either end of the volume; apart from light ofsetting from endpapers, as usual, one slight knick to upper edge of front cover and minimal fading to spine, a fine copy; provenance: presentation copy with signed presentation note by the author's widow, Lord Brassey, dated 1890, tipped in at the front. First edition of an account of a classic private luxury cruise of the Mediterranean with a strong focus on the Levant and illustrations of city- and landscapes, street scenes, as well as regional jewellery, written by one of the most prominent women travellers of the Victorian period, Anna "Annie" Brassey (née Allnutt), Baroness Brassey (1839-1887), who had her household and family on board of the Sunbeam and keenly observed societies and cities, collected artifacts and took photos, a large portion of which are now owned by the Huntington Library. 'Mrs. Brassey has presented us with her magnificent work, called, Sunshine and Storm in the East Mrs. Brassey has, to - use the reviewer's phrase, already "made her mark " in literature; at all events, her Voyage in the Sunbeam, has been read by thousands of people, and has received the kindly notice of most of the critics of the Press, ourselves included. But it would seem that Mrs. Brassey has been moved to rival, if not to surpass, her first success. In what measure she has realised this purpose, we hope to show. It is impossible, in the first place, to be silent regarding the extraordinary merits of the binding, - of the pictorial design, that is [...] signed by the hand of no less eminent an artist than M. Gustave Doré. Upon a warm, grey background of sea and sky, picked out with black cloud and wave-lines and gold sun-rays, we have a superb scarlet scroll, which is being unrolled at both ends by two groups of fairy-like beings in gossamer attire, who seem partly to float upon the surface of the ocean, partly to hover above it. On the back of the book, in the foreground, is a small vessel, heeling over under the stress of the gale. What does all this mean? Mrs. Brassey, in her preface, is so obliging as to inform us. The nymphs of Ocean, we are told, flattered by the attention already shown them by the Sunbeam, in her voyage round the world, are unfolding before the vessel's path a long scroll, on which are depicted all the kingdoms of the earth, and the glory of them, hoping thereby to induce Mrs. Brassey to continue her triumphal career. It is surely an encouraging sign to see Art applied to such worthy ends as this. We may now look forward to deriving a twofold enjoyment from our libraries. If, for any cause, the interior of a book fails to please us, we have but to close it, and straightaway our eyes will be captivated by the charms of the outside. Our book-shelves must now be arranged upon a new plan, enabling us to see the whole of the bindings of the volumes at once, instead of only the backs, as heretofore. Or perhaps the covers can be so con trived as to come off, and then, by framing them and hanging them on the walls, we shall be decorating our rooms with one hand, so to say, while we instruct our minds with the other. Ultimately, books may come to be bought and sold on the strength of their exteriors only, and literature will assume the position of a vehicle for the dissemination of bindings. But, in short, there is no telling where this novel idea of Mrs. Brassey and of M. Gustave Doré may land us. Meanwhile, they deserve all the credit they are likely to receive for their initiation of so suggestive a reform' eulogized the book reviewer of the Spectator (January 3, 1880, p. 27f.) - and on he went about the merits of the text, illustrations and maps for several long sentences. - The most beautiful copy of this increasingly scarce title we had in years.

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        Estudios y conferencias de historia y literatura.

      New York, Imprenta de Thompson y Moreau, 1880. - 8°, publisher's cloth, worn at extremities. Uncut. x, 308 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. This collection of essays was hailed by critics as the most notable literary work yet to come from the pen of a native Cuban author. It includes essays on a variety of topics, e.g. the formation of the United States from the original 13 states, the lyric poets of Cuba (Heredia, Placido, Milanes), and a new translation of Virgil by a Colombian.*** Palau 226916. Trelles VI, 69. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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