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        Religions et religion EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Michel Lévy, 1880. Fine. Michel Lévy, Paris 1880, 15,5x23,5cm, relié. - Original edition. Binding half old red grief with some discreet restorations, back with five nerves, when tail, paper plates to the tank, and contreplats combed guards lined paper, preserved covers, red head, then binding Precious autograph signed by Victor Hugo Alphonse Daudet. Buffer library of Madame Daudet on the first guard. Victor Hugo is for Alphonse Daudet, like other writers of his generation, the undisputed master of arts Hall of Fame. His father figure sprinkles the works of Daudet, commonly called alongside those of Rousseau, Byron, Sand and Delacroix. If during childhood and youth Daudet, Hugo, exiled giant on his island of Guernsey, remains an unattainable ideal, "almost beyond humanity," Back in France allows him to meet him someday. Around 1875, shortly after the publication of his first works, Alphonse Daudet and Julia are well received in Hugo who now lives with Juliette Drouet. They therefore become intimate of the house until the poet's death. Victor Hugo is involved in the education of the young Léon Daudet, best friend grand-son of Hugo, George and later husband of Jeanne ephemeral. In his Memories of a literary circle, Julia Daudet evokes friendship of ten years with the "idol of all France poetic" "I see the great Victor Hugo end of his table; the old master, a bit isolated, a little deaf, sits with God silences, absences of a genius on the brink of immortality. The white hair, colored head, and this eye old lion that develops side with power ferocity; he listens to my husband and Catullus Mendes between which is very lively discussion about youth and celebrity known men and their attractiveness to women. [...] During the debate we went to the salon, Victor Hugo dream by the fire, and famous, universal and demigod regret perhaps his youth, while Mrs Drouet sleeping quietly. » The friendship between the last great romantic writer and one of the masters of the early naturalist school reflects the sharpness of Victor Hugo who, at the height of his fame, and retains a special kind attention for the remote yet modern literature Hugo's lyricism. This dedication Hugo Daudet on a skilled, with The Pope and The Supreme Pity, of "philosophical testament" by Henri Guillemin, symbolically resonates as a legacy by a devout follower of the political and moral responsibility of the writer. Provenance: Alphonse Daudet, sales Sickles (1990, IV, No. 1200) and Philippe Zoummeroff sale (2 April 2001). Gift extract of a literary circle by Julia Daudet: "How can we forget that first visit home, rue de Clichy, in the modest apartment so disproportionate to his glory, the idea we had of the glory that had filled palaces: He gets up the seat he occupied the fire in front of Madame Drouet, his old friend, (...) I am amazed at its size, but soon, when it will meet me and talk to me, I would find it very big, very intimidating. And this I felt so shy, I always try them in front of Victor Hugo, the result of this great admiration, respect it as an absent god, my parents instilled in me the genius of a poet. I will overcome never that trembling voice every time I answer his kind words, and I say astonish for nearly years to hear women, admitted to him, maintain their inner and their usual trivia. That night, when he had made me quite confused, Mrs Drouet, she said with a charming good grace - Here is the corner of the old and you are too young for us. But Victor Hugo will introduce you to his daughter, Mrs. Lockroy; alone has standing to that. And I was driving on the other side of the room, moderately large, though, but that was as divided in two by a table topped with a bronze elephant, very majestic, Japanese or Chinese, I think. It was enough to make two very distinct small groups that communicate easily, but without merging. At the time of his return, Victor Hugo was dazzling wit, many memories and told with an inexhaustible verve when the policy is not too invading his hospitable table. And grace in the home, what noble ways, what a beautiful smile grandfather in her hair I have gradually seen to blanch the snow eighty years I poets, all the poets attending this salon on Rue de Clichy, later the hotel Avenue d'Eylau. But here it was the change of place? There was like a step down in health, and in the spirit of good old man. Yet he always loved to entertain his friends, and the hospitality of this open house was not one of his charms least because, around the table, embellished with a piece by the two grandchildren of the Master, the guests were seeking their watchword in the eyes of the host, and he sometimes found a vein of memories so vivid, so picturesquely expressed, which remained blinded entire evening. M mo Drouet slowly growing old with him, sheltered under two snow bands, a somewhat theatrical elegance and quaint, until a ruthless evil dug his face so thin, made painful effigy has painted Bastien Lepage, who was to die prey to the same torture. In the recent times, the Master looked painfully, intimate dinners, that empty plate, that noble ravaged face. - Mrs Drouet, you do not eat, you must eat, have courage. Eat! She was dying. Did he know? Was he trying to delude himself the fine old so tough and strong, and who saw this companion from fifty years! In the large room where looks beautiful portrait of Bonnat, the paternal gesture, where the bust by David presides immensely; in the lounge, decorated with these striped multicolored tapestry that seemed strained to Dona Sol; in the garden come to the verandah by a flight of stairs two reappear Leconte de Lisle, Meurice and Vacquerie, Paul de Saint-Victor, smiling Banville, Flaubert and Goncourt conversing together, Mallarmé, Leon Cladel, Francois Coppe, Catullus Mendes, Clovis Hugues, shadows in a faded Eden; and Leon Glaize, Gustave Rivet, Pierre Elzéar, the tiny pink Ms Michelet offering a festive evening, and ambassadors, diplomats, Emperor of Brazil; painters, sculptors, and many politicians that I do not remember the names! Here the immediate impression that I drew one of those evenings when we visited, Alphonse Daudet and me, a snowy evening, where during the ride our horse fell three times across the Esplanade des Invalides: I see the great Victor Hugo end of his table; the old master, a bit isolated, a little deaf, sits with God silences, absences of a genius on the brink of immortality. The white hair, colored head, and this eye old lion that develops side with ferocity of power; he listens to my husband and Catullus Mendes between which is very lively discussion about youth and celebrity known men and their attractiveness to women. Alphonse claims that in a living room filled with all sorts of talents, of any age, a young man, the unknown author, the poet will ignored her female eyes beautiful it is. Catullus Mendes replied that he will initially unnoticed, and that all women will go to awareness: this seems true to me. Fortunately women do not have the eyes of their face, but those of the mind and heart. For the intellectual, the beauty of an artist, a poet does not count, it is the look of the thinker, the tormented face of the man who lives his feelings. They go to the talent, grief passes, they hardly thinking about physical beauty. Now one might reply that this is an ambitious sympathy they seek famous authors, but the other feeling, one that would attract to this tempting youth whose Alphonse speaks, seems less blameless. And I laugh to this claim of two charming conversationalists, generate, analyze us. But to say the woman is like saying the bird; there are so many species and genera, warbling and plumage are so different! During the debate we went to the salon, Victor Hugo dream by the fire, and famous, universal and demigod regret perhaps his youth, while Mrs Drouet sleeping quietly. His beautiful white hair shading his fine head like two wings of a dove, and knots of her bodice following her sweet breath, almost resigned, old woman asleep. It was soon after this event took place the great manifestation of scrolling Paris Avenue d'Eylau, before the windows of the small room that became mortuary in May 1885 filled with roses and simply furnished, such as accounts, museum Victor Hugo, a part taken in the former apartment of the poet, Place Royale. Although suggestive, the old home of the Marsh, "and when you think that there Victor Hugo wrote almost all his historical plays one imagines the poet, opening, the morning hours that were familiar to him, this high window on hotels all equal and same style, around the square, and remembering tournaments, duels, walks and agitations of several generations disappeared under the shadow of these ancient and solid arcades and not keeping track of the fugitive humanity. We still had dinner at Victor Hugo week before his death. He tells us by entering paler than usual, the inflected approach: - I will soon go, I feel it; and then relying on the shoulder of George: No 'that' a long time ago that I would be gone. I have never forgotten the focus rather solemn and as prophetic those words, I was imbued with sadness and foreboding; I felt the dispersion of this unique center and could not re ever! " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin vieux rouge comportant quelques discrètes restaurations, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, plats de papier à la cuve, contreplats et gardes doublés de papier peigné, couvertures conservées, tête rouge, reliure de l'époque Très précieux envoi autographe signé de Victor Hugo à Alphonse Daudet. Tampon de la bibliothèque de Madame Daudet sur la première garde. Victor Hugo représente pour Alphonse Daudet, comme pour les autres écrivains de sa génération, le maître incontesté du Panthéon des arts. Sa figure tutélaire parsème les œuvres de Daudet, fréquemment convoquée aux côtés de celles de Rousseau, Byron, Sand et Delacroix. Si durant l'enfance et la jeunesse de Daudet, Hugo, géant exilé sur son île de Guernesey, demeure un idéal inaccessible, « presque en dehors de l'humanité », son retour en France lui permet de le rencontrer enfin. Aux alentours de 1875, peu après la parution de ses premiers ouvrages, Alphonse et Julia Daudet sont ainsi accueillis chez Hugo qui vit désormais avec Juliette Drouet. Ils deviendront dès lors des intimes de la maison jusqu'à la mort du poète. Victor Hugo participe à l'éducation du jeune Léon Daudet, meilleur ami du petit-fils de Hugo, Georges et, plus tard, époux éphémère de Jeanne. Dans ses Souvenirs d'un cercle littéraire, Julia Daudet évoque leur amitié de dix années avec l'« idole de toute la France poétique » : « Je vois Victor Hugo au grand bout de sa table ;  le maître vieilli, un peu isolé, un peu sourd, trône avec des silences de dieu, les absences d'un  génie au bord de l'immortalité. Les cheveux tout  blancs, la tête colorée, et cet œil de vieux lion qui  se développe de côté avec des férocités de puissance ; il écoute mon mari et Catulle Mendès entre qui la discussion est très animée à propos de la jeunesse et de la célébrité des hommes connus  et de leur séduction auprès des femmes. [...] Pendant le débat on est passé au salon, Victor Hugo songe au coin du feu, et célèbre, universel et demi-dieu, regrette peut-être sa jeunesse, tandis  que Mme Drouet sommeille doucement. » L'amitié entre le dernier grand écrivain romantique et l'un des maîtres de l'école naturaliste naissante témoigne de l'acuité de Victor Hugo qui, au faîte de sa gloire, conserve une attention particulière et bienveillante pour la  littérature moderne pourtant éloignée du lyrisme hugolien. Cette dédicace de Hugo à Daudet sur une œuvre qualifiée, avec Le Pape et La Pitié suprême, de « testament philosophique » par Henri Guillemin, résonne symboliquement comme le legs à un fervent disciple de la responsabilité politique et morale de l'écrivain. Provenance: Alphonse Daudet, vente Sicklès (1990, IV, n°1200) puis vente Philippe Zoummeroff (2 Avril 2001). Extrait de Souvenirs d'un cercle littéraire par Julia Daudet : " Comment oublier cette première visite chez lui, rue de Clichy, dans le modeste appartement tellement disproportionné à sa gloire, à l'idée qu'on se faisait de cette gloire qui eût comblé des palais : Il se lève du siège qu'il occupait au coin du feu, en face de Mme Drouet, sa vieille amie, (...) je suis étonnée de sa petite taille, mais bientôt, quand il va m'accueillir et me parler, je le trouverais très grand, très intimidant. Et cette timidité que je ressentis alors, je l'éprouverai toujours en face d Victor Hugo, résultat de cette grande admiration, de ce respect, comme d'un dieu absent, que mes parents m'avaient inculqué pour le poète de génie. Je ne vaincrai jamais ce tremblement de la voix chaque fois que je répondrai à ses paroles obligeantes, et je m'étonnerai pendant près de dis ans d'entendre des femmes, admises auprès de lui, l'entretenir de leur intérieur et de leurs futilités habituelles. Ce soir-là, quand il m'eut présentée, toute confuse, à Mme Drouet, elle me dit  avec une charmante bonne grâce : — Ici, c'est le coin des vieux et vous êtes  trop jeune pour nous. Mais M. Victor Hugo  va vous présenter à sa bru, Mme Lockroy;  lui seul a qualité pour cela. Et je fus conduite à l'autre bout de la  pièce, médiocrement grande, pourtant, mais  qui était comme séparée en deux par une  table surmontée d'un éléphant de bronze,  très majestueux, japonais ou chinois, je  pense. Il suffisait à faire deux petits groupements très distincts qui communiquaient  facilement, mais sans se confondre. A ce moment de son retour, Victor Hugo  était éblouissant d'esprit, de souvenirs nombreux et racontés avec une verve inépuisable, quand la politique n'envahissait pas  trop sa table hospitalière. Et quelle grâce  dans l'accueil, quelles nobles façons, quel  beau sourire de grand-père sous ses cheveux que j'ai vus peu à peu blanchir  jusqu'à la neige des quatre-vingts ans I  Les poètes, tous les poètes fréquentaient  ce salon de la rue de Clichy, et plus tard  l'hôtel de l'avenue d'Eylau. Mais là, fut-ce  le changement de place? Il y eut comme  une marche descendue dans la santé, puis  dans l'esprit du beau vieillard. Et pourtant,  il aimait toujours à recevoir ses amis, et  l'hospitalité de cette maison ouverte n'était  pas un de ses moindres charmes, car, autour  de la table, embellie en un bout par les  deux petits-enfants du Maître, les convives  cherchaient encore leur mot d'ordre aux  yeux de l'hôte, et lui-même retrouvait parfois  une veine de souvenirs si vivants, si pittoresquement exprimés, qu'on en restait ébloui  toute une soirée. M mo Drouet vieillissait doucement auprès de lui, abritée sous deux  bandeaux de neige, d'une élégance un peu  théâtrale et surannée, jusqu'au jour où un  mal impitoyable creusa ses traits si fins, en  fit l'effigie douloureuse qu'a peinte Bastien Lepage, qui devait mourir en proie aux  mêmes tortures. Dans les derniers temps,  le Maître regardait douloureusement, aux  dîners intimes, cette assiette vide, cette  noble figure ravagée. — Madame Drouet, vous ne mangez pas,  il faut manger, avoir du courage. Manger! Elle se mourait. Le savait-il?  Essayait-il de se leurrer lui-même le beau  vieillard si résistant et si fort, et qui voyait  partir cette compagne de cinquante années! Dans le grand salon où se penche le beau  portrait de Bonnat, au geste paternel, où le  buste par David préside immensément ;  dans le petit salon, orné de ces tapisseries  rayées et multicolores qui semblaient tendues pour Dona Sol ; dans le jardin rejoint  à la vérandah par un perron de deux marches  réapparaissent Leconte de Lisle, Meurice  et Vacquerie, Paul de Saint-Victor, le souriant Banville, Flaubert et Goncourt conversant ensemble, Mallarmé, Léon Cladel, François Coppée, Catulle Mendès, Clovis  Hugues, ombres dans un Eden évanoui ;  puis Léon Glaize, Gustave Rivet, Pierre  Elzéar, la toute petite Mme Michelet offrant  des roses un soir de fête, puis des ambassadeurs, des diplomates, l'empereur du  Brésil; des peintres, des sculpteurs, et tant  d'hommes politiques que je n'en sais plus les noms ! Voici l'impression immédiate que je traçai de l'une de ces soirées où nous nous  étions rendus, Alphonse Daudet et moi, un  soir de neige, où pendant le trajet notre  cheval tomba trois fois en traversant l'esplanade des Invalides : Je vois Victor Hugo au grand bout de sa table;  le maître vieilli, un peu isolé, un peu sourd,  trône avec des silences de dieu, les absences d'un  génie au bord de l'immortalité. Les cheveux tout  blancs, la tête colorée, et cet œil de vieux lion qui  se développe de côté avec des férocités de puis-  sance ; il écoute mon mari et Catulle Mendès  entre qui la discussion est très animée à propos de la jeunesse et de la célébrité des hommes connus  et de leur séduction auprès des femmes. Alphonse  prétend que dans un salon rempli de talents de  toutes sortes, de tout âge, un tout jeune homme,  l'auteur inconnu, le poète ignoré aura pour lui les  regards féminins s'il est beau. Catulle Mendès lui  répond qu'il restera d'abord inaperçu, et que toute  les femmes iront à la notoriété : ceci me paraît  plus vrai. Les femmes heureusement n'ont point  que les yeux de leur visage, mais ceux de l'esprit  et du cœur. Pour les intellectuelles, la beauté d'un  artiste, d'un grand poète ne compte pas, c'est le  regard du penseur, la physionomie tourmentée de  l'homme qui vit de ses sensations. Elles vont au  talent, au chagrin qui passe, elles ne songent guère  à la beauté physique. Maintenant on pourrait  répondre que c'est par une sympathie ambitieuse  qu'elles recherchent les auteurs célèbres, mais  l'autre sentiment, celui qui les attirerait vers cette  jeunesse tentante dont parle Alphonse, me paraît  moins avouable. Et je ris de cette prétention des deux causeurs  charmants, de nous classer, de nous analyser. Mais  dire la femme, c'est comme si on disait l'oiseau ; il  y a tant d'espèces et de genres, les ramages et les  plumages sont tellement différents ! Pendant le débat on est passé au salon, Victor Hugo songe au coin du feu, et célèbre, universel et  demi-dieu, regrette peut-être sa jeunesse, tandis  que Mme Drouet sommeille doucement. Ses beaux  cheveux blancs ombrant sa fine tête comme deux  ailes de colombe, et les nœuds de son corsage  suivant sa respiration douce, presque résignée, de  vieille femme endormie.   Ce fut bientôt après cette soirée qu'eut  lieu la grande manifestation de Paris défilant, avenue d'Eylau, devant les fenêtres  de cette petite chambre qui devint mortuaire en mai 1885, remplie de roses et  simplement meublée, telle que la représente, au musée Victor Hugo, une pièce  prise dans l'ancien appartement du poète,  place Royale. Bien évocateur, ce vieux logis du Marais,"  et quand on pense que Victor Hugo y composa presque toutes ses pièces historiques  on se représente le poète, ouvrant, aux  heures matinales qui lui étaient familières,  cette haute fenêtre sur les hôtels tous égaux et du même style, qui entourent la  Place, et se remémorant les tournois, les  duels, les promenades et les agitations  de plusieurs générations disparues sous  l'ombre de ces arcades anciennes et solides  et ne gardant pas trace de la fugitive  humanité. Nous dînions encore chez Victor Hugo la  semaine qui précéda sa mort. Il nous dit en  entrant plus pâle qu'à l'ordinaire, la démarche fléchie : — Je vais bientôt m'en aller, je le sens ;  puis s'appuyant à l'épaule de Georges : Sans  'cela' il y a longtemps que je serais parti. Je n'ai jamais oublié l'accent un peu  solennel et comme prophétique de ces  paroles, j'en fus pénétrée de tristesse et de  pressentiment; j'y sentis la dispersion de ce centre unique au monde et qui ne put se  reformer jamais !"

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        Arab Types. Syria, [ca. 1918-ca. 1921]. Oblong album (18 x 26 cm). An album containing 14 black and white photographic portraits (mostly about 17 x 12 cm) plus a smaller print of one. Mounted in a ca. 1930 album of black paper leaves (boards covered with black cloth).

      Fascinating collection of 14 photographic portraits showing 13 sheikhs and tribesmen from several tribes in and around Syria, all with captions that usually give the subject's name and tribe. The photos, often highly expressive profile studies, were taken and assembled by Lt. Col. Walter Francis Stirling (1880-1958), T. E. Lawrence's Chief of Staff in 1918. The named tribes are the Shammar (nomadic Bedouins in northern Arabia, Syria and Iraq), Ruwalla (semi-nomadic Bedouins led by the Sha'lan family, also in northern Arabia and Syria), Hadidiyin (nomadic Bedouin sheep herders in Syria and northern Iraq), Walda (Kurds in Syria), Yazidis (Kurds in northern Iraq), Agaidat (Beduoins in Syria) and "Abu Klamin"[?] (not identified). The best known subjects are Fawaz al Sha'lam, Emir of Ruwalla (grandson of Nuri Sha'lan (1847-1842!), who commanded a large portion of the troops that entered Damascus with Faisal in 1918) and Daham al-Hadi, Sheikh of the Shammar. The latter is described as "Paramount Sheikh"of the Shammar (in Iraq), a title granted him by the British in 1920 that he lost when Faisal became King of Iraq in 1921.One photograph slightly damaged, mostly outside the image area, but further in very good condition, with only an occasional small surface scratch or spot. Rare photographic portraits of sheiks and tribesmen in T.E. Lawrence's Damascus circle of friends and enemies.

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        State of New York. Seventh Annual Report on the Progress of the Topographical Survey of the Adirondack Region of New York, to the year 1879

      Albany: Weed, Parsons, & Company, 1880. 8vo. 533, [2] pp. 29 lithographed plates, including three in color and three folding; 8 folding maps; one folding table. Original blue cloth, gilt-lettered on spine. Contains the following papers: COLVIN. "Winter Fauna of Mount Marcy," pp.363-74; LINTNER, J.A. "Lepidoptera of the Adirondack Region Collected by W. W. Hill, in 1875-1878," pp. 375-400; PECK, C.H. "Plants of the Summit of Mount Marcy," pp.401-12; CHAHOON, George. "Report on Iron Deposits in the North Eastern Division. (With Industrial Memoranda.)," pp.413-28. The eight maps are of: Upper Ausable Lake; Blue Mountain Lake; Lower Saranac Lake; Lyon Mountain; Progress Sketch of the Primary Triangulation; Sketch of Saranac River Survey; Division of Levels, Profile. Plum 1120. Wear at ends of spine and soiling to boards, remnants of bookplate on pastedown, lacking pl.1 frontispiece, occasional short tears to folds of plates/maps.

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        Le Darwinisme Social (Social Darwinism)

      Paris: Derveaux, 1880. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. 1st Printing Xvi, 89 Pp + 1 Pp Catalog At End. Simply Bound With Brown Binder's Tape Spine And Brown Card Wrappers, Two Preliminary Blanks, Two Final Blanks. Pages Square And Unworn, No Marks. Small Area Of Light Damp-Spotting At Part Of Top And Bottom Of Most Pages, No Waviness To Pages. Émile Jean-Marie Gautier (1853 - 1937) Was An Anarchist And Later A Journalist. He Coined The Term "Social Darwinism". He Obtained A Doctorate In Law. He Became A Disciple Of Jules Vallès. Gautier Attended The Anarchist Congress That Met In London From 14 July 1881. Other Delegates Included Peter Kropotkin, Errico Malatesta, Saverio Merlino, Louise Michel And Marie Le Compte. While Respecting "Complete Autonomy Of Local Groups" The Congress Defined Propaganda Actions That All Could Follow And Agreed That "Propaganda By The Deed" Was The Path To Social Revolution. He Was Implicated During The Trial Of Peter Kropotkin, And On 19 January 1883 Was Sentenced By The Criminal Court Of Lyon To Five Years In Prison. On 15 August 1885 He Was Pardoned. Renouncing Political Activism, Gautier Worked At Various Newspapers, Including L'écho De Paris, (Where He Met Octave Mirbeau), And Le Figaro, Where He Published "Documentary Chronicles". These Were Published As A Collection In 1992 Under The Title Les Étapes De La Science (Steps Of Science). According To The Historian Of Social Thought Mike Hawkins, Emile Gautier Was The First To Use The Term "Social Darwinism" In His Pamphlet Of The Same Name Published In 1880 In Paris. He Became A Well-Known Popular Science Writer. His 1902 Fleur De Bagne (Prison Flowers), Written With His Childhood Friend Marie-François Goron, Was An Ancestor Of Techno-Thrillers And Crime Dramas With Science Themes.

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        Carte du Japon sous la feodalite

      1880 - First Edition. 1 color map, 66 x 49.5 folded to 17 x 11cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BUNTE HANS

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

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        The Life and Adventures of Frank & Jesse James, the Noted Western Outlaws

      St. Louis: W.S. Bryan, 1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition. (Title page dated 1880.) 383 pp. with ad for Wild Bill book at rear. Brown cloth with gilt lettering. Illustrated. Good+ or better condition with cloth rubbed and worn along edges (especially foot), split hinge at front, a few reading smudges, textblock a bit fallen at head. A mythologizing, contemporary account of the James Gang, written and published before Jesse's death in 1882, containing many illustrations. It would be republished a number of times and expanded to include the Younger Gang as well.

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        Scientific Billiards. Garnier's Practice Shots, With Hints to Amateurs.

      New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1, 3, & 5 Bond Street, 1880. - Oblong 8vo, original gold cloth with black and green billiard table and gilt-title on upper cover, gilt title at spine. xii, [2] pp., 1-106 ff., each illustrated with a chromolithograph, [1],108-109 pp. One of the most sought after billiards books of the nineteenth century. Albert Garnier was a professional billiards player and teacher. His manual provides instruction for the amateur in the three-billiards game, which was the most popular form of the game at the time. It is illustrated throughout with chromolithographs printed in green, black and red, nearly all of them depicting relatively standard shots, as opposed to trick shots, as Garnier notes in his preface. A good, tight copy, covers moderately soiled and lightly stained, ownership inscription dated 1888 on flyleaf, contents clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Chicago: Published by Chicago Engraving Co., 1880., 1880. First edition. 7 1/2" x 5" oblong cloth accordian style viewbook, red cloth stamped in gold gilt and black, 20 panels, illustrated. Twenty engraved black & white views with decorative borders. Begins with the entrance to the harbor, Aldine Square, Lake in Central Park, Adams Street, Lake Shore Drive, Pine Street, State Street looking south from Monroe, Chicago River from Wells Street Bridge, Lincoln Park, South Park, Douglas Monument, Waterworks Crib, State Street south from Randolph, Grand Blvd., Dearborn Street, Engines at North Side Waterworks, Madison Street, Union Stock Yards, Chicago Trotting Park, and a view of the Great Fire, October 9, 1871. I believe this is the oldest folding viewbook we have ever owned. This item pre-dates the glossy style of viewbook. Covers lightly worn at the spine ends and fore-corners, title page lightly soiled, inked gift inscription dated Dec. 25, 1880, in margins of the title page else a very good copy of a scarce item.

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        Eigenh. Musikzitat mit U. O. O., April 1880.

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

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        La Téléphonie, sa théorie, ses applications. Le Pantéléphone

      Au bureau du journal L'Électricité, Paris 1880 - ____ Première édition. L'ingénieur belge Léon de Locht-Labye est l'inventeur du pantéléphone. C'est un transmetteur microphonique impressionnable par des vibrations sonores, dont le point de départ peut être situé à plusieurs centaines de mètres ; il transmet à plusieurs lieues, par l'intermédiaire de téléphones récepteurs, la parole prononcée à vingt mètres et plus de l'appareil ; on peut d'ailleurs parler d'aussi près que l'on veut ; la parole transmise gagne en force et surtout en netteté. Cet appareil entra en concurrence avec le téléphone de Graham Bell. Ses avantages sur ce concurrent était la qualité de la transmission sonore et l'utilisation d'un seul fil entre les deux appareils. Il fut utilisé dans quelques villes européennes et surtout à grande échelle en Argentine à partir de 1880. C'est le premier téléphone a être installé entre le fonds d'un puits de mine et la surface. Quelques illustrations in-texte. Rare. *-------*. In-8. Collation : IX, (1), 109 pp. Toile rouge. (Reliure postérieure.).

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        Les pédiculines. Essai monographique. I (texte), II (atlas), supplement. [Complete].

      - Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1880-1885. In three volumes. 4to (31.5 x 24.8 cm). 926 [xxxix, 714; 0; xii, 161] pp., 73 [0, LVI; XVII] tinted lithographed plates. Original near uniform green blindstamped cloth with gilt title on the spines and front boards.l A fine and important monograph on lice, with a world-wide scope. Includes numerous new species, an alphabetical index, and and index on mammalian and avian host species. The fine plates were drawn by the author, the Swiss entomologist Éduard Piaget (1817-1910). "Piaget's collection of lice (Pédiculines) was obtained from animals in the Zoological Gardens at Rotterdam and from skins in the Naturalis in Leiden. It was enhanced by specimens from all over the world sent for identification and description. His entomological collection, herbarium, and library were given to the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle in Neuchâtel. Part of his collection is now in the Natural History Museum in London, with his general entomological collection still at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle in Neuchâtel." (Wikipedia). Uncut. Some light foxing in the text, mainly in the endpapers, plates in plate volume partly detached (as always, the binding of this part was much to weak) but the plates are all fine. In all a very good set. Rare in a complete state with the supplement. Horn-Schenkling II(3), p. 277; Nissen ZBI, 3166. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Six Months in Ascension: An Unscientific Account of a Scientific Expedition

      London: John Murray, 1880. 8vo. liv, 285 pp. with 32 pp. of ads dated September, 1888 bound in at rear. Frontispiece map and with tables and figures in the text.Publisher's brown cloth, stamped in black and in gilt. Inscribed by David Gill on half-title: "To Annie Maclear/with best wishes/from David Gill/1890 Nov 18". Four-page manuscript poem, "In Memoriam," pinned to front free endpaper. An account of Isobel Sarah Black Gill's (1848-1919) life on Ascension Island, with her husband, Scottish astronomer Sir David Gill (1843-1914). The purpose of this 1877 expedition was to measure the solar parallax--the distance between the Earth and the Sun--by observing Mars, which was then the closest to Earth than it had been for a century. In his introduction to his wife's book he details the various historical attempts at this same endeavor. Among his many achievements, David Gill was a pioneer in the field of astrophotography, he photographed the Great Comet of 1882, and he served as the director of Lord Lindsay's (later, 26th Earl of Crawford) private observatory. Also, the Carte du Ciel project--an international effort to catalogue and map the stars--was continued largely due to Gill's support. His expedition to Ascension Island was partially funded by the Royal Astronomical Society, where he later served as president from 1909-1911. Despite Isobel's claim that the book is an "unscientific account," in Chapter I she wrote a very knowledgeable description of her husband's work which relied upon objects, such as knitting needles and lengths of fabric, to explain the measuring of astronomical distances and angles. (David Gill was once asked if his wife knew anything about astronomy, to which he replied "Not a word, thank God!") Inscribed to Annie Maclear (1868-1945), the granddaughter of Sir Thomas Maclear (1794-1879), an Irish astronomer known for his work recalculating the dimensions of the Earth, and also a friend of David Livingstone. Both Maclear and Gill spent much of their careers in South Africa and both served as Her Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope from 1833-1870 and 1879-1907, respectively. When they first moved to Ascension Island, Annie Maclear was one of the Gills' first visitors and became a dear friend. On December 28, 1890 in Cape Town, South Africa, Annie married Harold Jacoby (1865-1932), an American astronomer and an assistant of Gill's. This book was perhaps an engagement or wedding gift, as the inscription is dated a month before the wedding. Laid in is a fair copy of a lengthy poem in honor of Maclear entitled "In Memoriam" ("Died at Mowbray, on the 14th July 1879. Sir Thomas Maclear, late H. M. Astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope, in his 86th year...") that is signed by Gill, although her name appears to be misspelled "Isabel". The poem appears to be unique as we can find no mention or trace of it and, to our knowledge, it remains unpublished. A footnote explains that Maclear was totally blind in his last years and the poem ends, appropriately, with the lines "The weary eyes that rested here,/Preparing for a purer light,/Have opened far beyond the stars,/And endless day succeeds the night." In a letter to the English mathematician and astronomer Sir George Airy notifying him of Thomas Maclear's death, David Gill wrote that, though he had only met him a few times, he was deeply impressed by Maclear's work and hoped to "produce much valuable metal from the ore which Maclear has collected.". Hinges split; top corner of front free endpaper wanting--despite these faults still a nice copy.

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        Tasmanian Friends and Foes, Feathered, Furred and Finned. A family chronicle of country life, natural history and veritable adventure. With coloured plates and drawings by the author

      London: Marcus Ward, 1880. An early celebration of Australian fauna, tales of adventure and forest gossip with beautiful chromolithograph plates. First English edition. Small quarto, stunning colour frontispiece and 7 full page colour throughout, original black and gilt blocked cloth, all-edges gilt, patterned endpapers; spine ends a little rubbed, corners of boards show some moderate wear but a very good and attractive copy.

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        Les orchidées. Histoire iconographique. Organographie, classification, géographie, collections, commerce, emploi, culture. Avec une revue descriptive des espèces cultivées en Europe. Ouvrage orné de 244 vignettes et de 50 chromolithographies dessinées d'après nature.

      - Paris, Rothschild, 1880. Royal 8vo (27.6 x 18.0 cm). viii, 348 pp. with 50 fine chromolithographed plates, finished by hand, and 244 figures in the text. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.l A much better than usual copy of this rare and well-illustrated work on orchids. Usually found quite foxed, but in this copy the plates are clean and there is only some faint foxing in the text. Uncut. A very good copy in a nice binding. Nissen BBI, 1572. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Palm House Conservatory - Botanical Garden in Belfast.

      Belfast, c. 1880. - Original 19th century Gouache with title in ink mounted separately. 15 cm high x 19 cm wide. Excellent condition of this beautiful original artwork showing the spectacular 19th century Palm House with surroundings. The gardens opened in 1828 as the private Royal Belfast Botanical Gardens. It continued as a private park for many years, only opening to members of the public on Sundays prior to 1895. Then it became a public park in 1895 when the Belfast Corporation bought the gardens from the Belfast Botanical and Horticultural Society. The Belfast Corporation was the predecessor of Belfast City Council, the present owner. The gardens' most notable feature is the Palm House conservatory. The foundation stone was laid by the Marquess of Donegall in 1839 and work was completed in 1840. It is one of the earliest examples of a curvilinear cast iron glasshouses in the world. Designed by Charles Lanyon and built by Richard Turner, Belfast's Palm House predates the glasshouses at Kew and the Irish National Botanic Gardens at Glasnevin. Turner went on to build both of these glasshouses. The Palm House consists of two wings, the cool wing and the tropical wing which contains the dome. Lanyon altered his original plans to increase the height of the dome, allowing for much taller plants. In the past these have included an 11 metre tall Globe Spear Lily. The lily, which is native to Australia, finally bloomed in March 2005 after a 23 year wait. The Palm House also features a 400 year old Xanthorrhoea . Gouache, also spelled guache, is a type of paint consisting of pigment, a binding agent (usually gum arabic), and sometimes added inert material, designed to be used in an opaque method. It also refers to paintings that use this opaque method. The name derives from the Italian guazzo. Gouache differs from watercolor in that the particles are larger, the ratio of pigment to water is much higher, and an additional, inert, white pigment such as chalk is also present. This makes gouache heavier and more opaque, with greater reflective qualities. (Wikipedia).

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      1880. Fine. WINSOR, Justin, ed. THE MEMORIAL HISTORY OF BOSTON INCLUDING SUFFOLK COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS, 1630-1880. In Four Volumes. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1880(-1881). Volume I has a double-page color map as frontispiece; the other volumes have b/w frontispieces. All are illustrated with numerous b/w plates, maps and figures in the text. Four quarto volume: 596/577/691/713 pp. 3/4 black leather and marbled boards, with bright gilt lettering on spine, marbled endpapers a.e.g. Volume I: The Early and Colonial Periods. Volume II: The Provincial Period. Volume III: The Revolutionary Period. The Last Hundred Years, Part I. Volume IV: The Last Hundred Years, Part II: Special Topics. A fine and bright copy (save for a small paper loss on front board of vol. 1) of this Boston classic.

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        Album d'encres Polychromes.

      s.l., 1880 - Album comprenant douze encres polychromes sur soie et deux pages de frontispices, représentant des jeunes femmes et fleurs des douze mois. Dimension des peintures (27x35cm). Epoque Meii (1868-1912). Qqes rousseurs sporadiques, petites traces d'humidité sur 2 planches, bel album d'encres polychromes sur soie ayant conservées toutes leurs fraicheurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Projective Abhandlung ueber Steinschnitt. Constructionen von Mauerflächen, Gewölben und Treppenbau von J. Wehrle, Architect.

      Zürich, J. J. Höfer, [1880] 2°, farb. Lithogr. Titelbl., 3 Bl. Vorwort u. Inhaltsverzeichnis, ca. 60 Bl. Text u. 60 farb. Taf. [auf 58 Taf., wovon 2 doppelblattgross], Prov.-HLdr. d. Zt., Rücken. Kapitale u. Kanten tlw. berieben, tlw. min. gebräunt, vereinzelte Stockflleckchen; gutes Ex. EA. «Die Lehre vom Steinschnitt behanddlt den Verbund bearbeiteter Steine und die Art und Weise. wie dieselben behufs deren Ausführung af dem Werkplatze aufzureissen sind. [...] Um alle Fälle möglichst klar darzustellen. sind sämmtliche in ihrer Horizontal- und Vertikalprojection dargestellt [...]. In der Weise bearbeitet zerfällt vorliegendes Werk in 3 Hauptabschnitte: I. In die Projection der schiefen. windschiefen und sphärisch sich gegenseitig schneidenden Mauerflächen und ihren Verbandarten. II: In die PRojection einer möglichst grossen Anzahl von Fällen. welche der Hausteingewölbebau in sich schliesst. III: In die Projection des in den verschiedensten Formen gehaltenen Treppenbaues.» Versand D: 20,00 EUR Architektur - Bauwesen

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        Projective Abhandlung ueber Steinschnitt. Constructionen von Mauerflächen, Gewölben und Treppenbau.

      Zürich: Hofer, 1880. ca. 60 Bl., 60 Taf. Gr.-Fol., Hardcover Vollständige Sammlung aller 10 Lieferungen in Orig.-Mappe. 60 Tafeln (davon 2 Doppeltafeln), ca. 60 Bl. Begleittext, illustriertem Titelblatt und Inhaltsverzeichnis (so komplett). Mappe stark beschädigt. Seiten und Tafeln teilweise randknittrig und randgebräunt, vereinzelt randrissig. Text und Abbildungen sauber. Eine Bindung des Buches wird empfohlen. Akzeptabler Gesamtzustand. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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      Hartford, Connecticut: American Publishing Company. 1880. First Edition; 2nd state. Hardcover. Good in boards. Edge wear and soiling. Hinges starting. Tears to cloth along spine. Title page detached from binding - states "Sold By Subscription Only". Bookplate to front pastedown, previous owner ink to respective endpaper. Staining to crease between front pastedown and endpaper. Title of frontispiece is "Titian's Moses". ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        John Inglesant: A Romance.

      Birmingham: Cornish Brothers, 1880. 8vo, original white parchment boards, red lettering. ¶ An adventurous philosophical romance set in England and Europe of the early 17th century. John Inglesant was first published at the expense of its unknown author, an obscure middle-aged manufacturer in Birmingham. A copy came to the attention of Mrs. Humphrey Ward (who had recently published her first novel), and its strong themes of devotion in the face of religious and social upheaval strongly impressed her. She passed her copy on to Macmillan and that firm brought out the trade edition in 1881. John Inglesant became an immediate success, selling upwards of 80,000 copies, bringing literary fame to Shorthouse and ensuring the novel a place among the minor Victorian classics. Spine water-stained; parchment a little soiled; some scattered foxing; good, sound copy.

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      Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers, 1880. First American Edition. Hardcover. Good. 430 pp. Publisher's blue cloth stamped in black with gilt titles on front. First American edition. Good. Cloth darkened at spine and frayed at spine ends and corners, lightly marked. Inner hinges appear repaired, small abrasion to front free end paper. Pages show an occasional corner crease, toning. First American edition.

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        El Bandolerismo. Estudio Social y Memorias Historicas

      Imprenta de Fortanet 1876-1880, Madrid - Encuadernado en holandesa piel en buen estado. Formato Octavo. 10 volumenes. pág LXIX+ +272+306+364+364+302+323+320+320+358+348 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portrait. Oval engraving by Weger.

      - Leipzig, [Weger], after a photograph of ca. 1880. Print size 20.0 x 15.0 cm (paper size 30.1 x 39.6 cm).l Engraved portrait by August Weger (1823-1892). The portrait, "nach ein Photographie" show Charles Darwin in old age with his iconic beard. His autograph is printed below. The photo may be one made in 1877 by Lock and Whitfield. Weger was a German engraver and printer. Weger is known for his portraits of famous people, such as the writer Friedrich Gerstäcker, the composer Robert Schumann, and, apparently, Charles Darwin. A very wide-margined and spotless print. Rare.

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        \"Liebesgasse\". Blick auf die Häuser einer steil ansteigenden Gasse, auf deren Stufen mehrere Frauen den männlichen Besuchern ihre Liebesdienste anbieten. Alle Personen in vornehmer Tracht des späten 16. Jahrhunderts.

       Federzeichnung, sign. \"A. Queyroy\", um 1880, 47 x 26 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXVII, S. 522. - Die deutsche Inschrift unten (\"Liebesgasse\") mit Bleistift von alter Hand. An dem Bordell vorne rechts ein Schild mit zwei Herzen und der Inschrift \"Aux Amys\". - Im Rand verschiedene Altersspuren. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Künstlergraphik, Galanterie

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        Das Hochgebirge der Schweiz. Prachtwerk mit 72 der interessantesten Ansichten aus dem Alpen-, Felsen- und Gletschergebiete. Originalzeichnungen in Stahl radirt von C. Huber. 3., erweiterte Auflage.

      Basel, Chr. Krüsi, o.J. (ca. 1880), - gr. in-4°, 4 Bl. + 410 Spalten (205 S.) + 73 Original-Stiche einschliesslich gestoch. Titel, vereinzelt stockfleckig, Original-Leinenband mit Gold- und Tiefprägung. Komplettes Exemplar dieses Klassikers der alpinen Ansichten aus u.a. Graubünden, Berner-Oberland, Glarus, Wallis. Dieser Ausgabe des berühmten Werkes wurden nach d. 1. Ausgabe, noch zusätzlich 6 Stahlstichansichten beigefügt. Der Stahlstich: Panthenbrücke Klöntalsee wurde mit 1 Blatt: Ct. Glaris (Panorama-Ansicht und 3 Ansichten) ausgewechselt. Der Textteil wurde ebenfalls erweitert.Mit Ansichten von u.a. Davos, St. Moritz, Appenzell, Säntis-Panorama, Rhonegletscher, Leuk, Grindelwald, Aletsch-Gletscher, Falkenstein, Montblanc, Hospiz St. Bernhard, verschiedene Häuser-Typen.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 3253 (Ed. française); Lonchamp 2231; BSL III/93 (EA 1868, mit 48 Stahlstichen, und 2. Ausgabe 1875, mit 64 Stahlstichen). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opere della ''Biblioteca Nazionale'' pubblicate da Felice Le Monnier e successori.

      Descritte ed illustrate. Livorno, F. Vigo, 1880, - in-8, pp. X, 405, (7), leg. del tempo m. pelle e ang., tit. e filetti oro al dorso, copert. edit. cons. Con una tav. di ritratti f.t. Catalogo ragionato che descrive ampiamente varie centinaia di opere, in prevalenza di letteratura e storia italiana, costituenti la celebre collana edita da Le Monnier. Il volume contiene anche il testo di 20 Novelle di Boccaccio, A. Caro, Firenzuola, Ariosto, Monti ed altri. Edizione di 500 esempl. num. (n. 156). (A pieni margini, qualche lievissima ingiallitura). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lepidoptera of Ceylon.

      London, L. Reeve, 1880-1887. 3 volumes. Large-4to (285 x 225mm). pp. (2), xii, 190; (2), viii, 162; xv, (1), 578, with 215 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt decorated spines in 6 compartments, top edges gilt. This beautifully illustrated iconography on the lepidoptera of Ceylon was published under the special Patronage of the Government of Ceylon. It gives full descriptions of the genera and species found in Ceylon, their life-histories, structure, varieties of form, habitats, and geographical distribution. The fine plates are drawn and lithographed by the author. Frederic Moore (1830-1907) was one of the most remarkable authors on oriental lepidoptera. He was attached to the Museum of the East India Company until it was disbanded in 1879. /"Moore entered the doors of entomology by way of his artistic abilities. Dr. T. Horsfield (1777-1859), long associated with the East India Museum, required someone capable of doing natural history drawings and, through an introduction, Frederic Moore obtained the post. Thus began a lifetime association with Indian Lepidoptera" (Gilbert, Butterfly Collectors and Painters, p. 78).//A beautifully bound and an unusually clean and mint copy of this rare work.//Nissen ZBI, 2877.

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      - PUZZLES. CUBE PUZZLE. This is a charming cube puzzle in its original wooden box, complete with 5 chromolithographed guide sheets (and the 6th guide is on the cover as issued). The 12 cubes are housed in the original wooden box measuring 8 1/2" x 7" and 2 1/2" high with a hinged wooden lid. No publication information, ca 1880. Some minor wear to paper covering box else VG-Fine. Each of the 6 puzzles depicts various animals at play: 1. 5 adorable cats are frolicing around a globe on a table, 2. a dog on a chain is being teased by a monkey, 3. Five dogs jealously watch a cockatoo on a perch eat bread in a conservatory, 4. a fancy little spaniel lap dog with ribbons in its hair is barking at a ram and 4 sheep, 5. Four dogs are chasing a cat that is running on top of a brick wall and 6. on the box cover are 4 goats beginning to eat a picture on an easel that they've discovered while a young boy shouts in the distance to shoo them away. The images are playful and this is a wonderful puzzle.

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        Santa Cecilia - Donatello: Firenze

      Italy, 1880. 1880's James Anderson , Roma , Italy , Bromide / Chloride print . size 10"x 12" with a hard backer board by James Anderson . Printed in the photo at the bottom " 8604 - FIRENZE - Santa Cecilia - Donatello - ( da copia ) - Museo Nazionale - Anderson - ROMA ". See more of this art at : GibbsBooks.. No Binding. Very Fine. Illus. by James Anderson. Book.

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        Abenteuer auf einer Reise durch die Schweiz. Ein Würfel- und Pfänderspiel. Dritte Auflage.

      Bern, Rudolph Jenni?s Buchhandlung (H. Köhler), (Stämpfli?sche Buchdruckerei in Bern), o.J., ca. 1880. - (18,5:12 cm). 6 nn. Bll. Rückenfalz. Mit lithogr., gefaltetem Spielplan (45:48 cm), in 6 Segmenten auf Lwd. aufgezogen. Zus. in Or.-Umschlag mit gedrucktem Deckelschild (19,5:27 cm), dieser etwas eingerissen. Text in rot und blau ?Neues Würfel- und Pfänderspiel? und ?Großes lithographirtes Tableau mit 60 Abbildungen? Seltenes Würfelspiel mit ausführl. Spielanleitung. Der Spielplan in Form einer Spirale und mit Kopftitel "Reisespiel durch die Schweiz - Jeu de Voyage par la Suisse": Mittig Fernansicht von Bern, das das Endziel der 60 Spielfelder ist; diese mit kl. Alltags-, Landschafts- bzw. Stadtansichten, darunter Aarau, Basel, Brienz, Freiburg, Locarno, Sitten, St. Gallen, Thun, Zürich u.a.; ferner in den Ecken je 1 Szene zum Thema Reisen (Kofferpacken, Abendessen im Hotel, Hotelzimmer u. Ankunft). - Teilw. etwas stockfleckig.Gioco di percorso tipo gioco dell?oca con 60 caselle. Tavola sa gioco di cartone: 50 x 51.5 cm / Libretto cpn regole. Lo scopo del gioco è di finire per primi il percorso. Disegno e litografia: F. LipsPlease notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Audisio & Schädler: Le Montagne per Gioco 2 n° 158. Inventario Museomontagna: Giochi 234. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished with Fifty Portraits from the Indian Gallery in the War Department at Washigton. 2 vols.

      Philadelphia, Rice, ca. 1880. - 450, 541 pp. With 50 coloured lithographic plates (48 portraits). 4° (27,5 x 19,5 cm). Contemporary half calf with title and some gilt on spines. Cf. Brunet II, 1280; cf. Sabin 43410 a. First published in 20 parts (3 vols.; folio) by 3 printers (Biddle; Greenough; Rice and James) in the years 1836-44, containing 120 plates; 2nd printing in 1850 (no printer; 121 plates; 3 vols. in 8°). For the life and historical importance of Th. L. Kenney (1785-1859) cf. H. J. Viola in the American National Biography; McKenney, Superintendent of Indian Affairs (1824-30), gave his name as the author, but actually James Hall wrote most of the text, which is nowadays, together with the illustrations, considered as a landmark of American ethnography in the 19th century and a main source of North-American Indian history. With the assistance of John Mix Stanley (1814-72) the portraits were painted by Charles Bird King (1786-1862), who was a highly reputated painter of portraits in Washington from the 20ies on. He started his carreer as a student of the Royal Academy in London (1805-12) and came back to Philadelphia and Washington (1816). When the Smithonian Institution in Washington burned down in 1865, many of his portraits of Indian Chiefs had been destroyed as well as most of the portraits Stanley painted in 1842/52 (only 5 of 152 were saved). Cf. Thieme/Becker 20, 325 and 31, 468. Edges slightly rubbed; first leaves of both vols. very slightly stained. Please ask for further pictures. EN

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        El Oasis. Viaje al País de los Fueros Tomo I: Navarra; Tomo II: Guipuzcoa y Alava; Tomo III: Vizcaya.

      1878-1880. . - Imp. Jaime Jepús Roviralta. Barcelona. . 3 Vol. . 526 pp.+570 pp.+491 pp. pp. Gran Folio. Tela Artesanal. Derecho (Foral), Grabados , Primera edición , Siglo XIX , Vasco-Navarro (Vasco Navarro) . Primera edición de esta magnífica obra sobre el País Vasco tras la segunda guerra carlista. Con ilustraciones de Bringas, Delmas, Iturralde, Padró, etc. Recoge multitud de datos históricos y descripciones sobre los territorios y costumbres vascongadas. Obra fundamental para el conocimiento del País Vasco en el s. XIX. Lomeras algo abiertas, interior buen estado .

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        Schattentheater mit beweglichen Figuren. Eine lustige Unterhaltung für Jung und Alt.

      Format: 46,5/32/3,5 cm. Farbig lithographierter Original-Karton. Sehr frühes Schattentheater mit beweglichen Figuren. Hersteller nicht genannt, aber höchstwahrscheinlich von Sala um 1880. Der Kasten ist an Kanten und Ecken berieben und bestoßen, 2 Bruchstellen in der Umrandung sind stabilisiert worden, hier und da etwas restaurierungsbedürftig. Der Inhalt - soweit feststellbar - ist wohl fast komplett, Die Figuren (19 Stück) sind meist in Teilen und können mit dem hierfür noch vorhandenen Material nach Vorlage zusammengefügt werden. Es ist eine genaue Anleitung zum Aufstellen des Theaters und zum Basteln der Figuren dabei. Außerdem noch ein Heft (16 S.) mit Theater-Vorschlägen für alle Figuren vorhanden. Beim Deckel, der gleichzeitig auch die Bühne (Bildschirm) ist, fehlt eine Kartonumrandung. Das lose Mittelteil des Deckels mit den Abbildungen ist mit einer Schnur befestigt und kann zur Öffnung der Bühne herabgelassen werden. Interessantes und seltenes Stück in ziemlich kompletter und guter Erhaltung. - Elke Gottschalk: Papierantiquitäten, S. 110 mit Abbildungen.

      [Bookseller: Plesse Antiquariat Minzloff]
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        Femmes égyptiennes costume de sortie.

      ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, 27,5 x 21,6 cm, signed and numbered No. 572. KEYWORDS:egypt/cairo/photo

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        The White Ship

      Written in brown ink to rectos of 19 ruled leaves, signed and dated 'D.G. Rossetti: 1880' at end, a little spotting, contemporary plain green wrappers, 202 x 162 mm, top edge gilt, bound in contemporary gilt-lettered polished calf with oval arabesque design to centre of both covers, marbled endpapers and small armorial bookplate of the Boyds of Penkill to front pastedown, 4to. 'The ballad retells the story of the death of Henry I's son and heir, when his ship went down with all aboard on 25 November 1120 as it was sailing from France to England ... The poem was completed around 26 April 1880, but undoubtedly started much earlier, perhaps as early as 1873, certainly by 1878. Fragments for the ballad appear in a number of Rossetti's note books from those years. On 12 April 1880 he showed William Michael Rossetti some of his preliminary work on the ballad and told him he was "inclined to take it up again". Three manuscripts of the poem survive: a draft manuscript in Duke University Library; a first fair copy in Yale's Beinecke Library; and a second fair copy (printer's copy), in the British Library' ( To the census of fair copies can now be added this third manuscript, formerly in the possession of Alice Boyd (1825-1897), 14th Laird of Penkill Castle, where Rossetti was a regular visitor. Both the draft manuscript (T.J. Wise/Ashley Library copy) and the Beinecke Library copy are written on 70 numbered, and slightly taller, pages. The ballad was first published in 'Ballads and Sonnets' (1881), and collected thereafter. Three textual variations between this copy and the Yale copy have been identified: line 46 first word is 'But' in this copy, the draft, BL and first printed editions, 'Yet' in Yale copy; line 220: 'The King had watched' in draft, Yale, BL and first published edition, but 'The King had sat' in this copy; line 236: 'When the sea-mew' is the text seen in all copies except here where it is, perhaps uniquely, 'When the sea-bird'. A handsome and distinctive manuscript from the British poet, illustrator, translator and painter who co-founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with Holman-Hunt and Millais, thus changing the attitudes to art and aesthetics of an entire nation for generations to come.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan Kearns Rare Books & Curiosities]
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        UKASE. WE COMMAND ALL NATIONS TO KEEP THE PEACE. DR. J. H. McLEAN'S PEACE-MAKERS ... Dr. James Henry McLean, of St. Louis, Mo., Projector, Inventor and Patentee, with Myron Coloney, of New Haven, Conn., Mechanical Inventor and Patentee

      New York: Baker & Godwin, Printers, 25 Park Row, 1880.. Large octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-200, inserted frontispiece (portrait of McLean), approximately 75 wood-engraved illustrations in the text, many full page, original pebbled plum cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in black, brown coated endpapers. First edition. An elaborate, profusely illustrated antiwar tract in the form of a satirical manufacturer's trade catalogue offering powerful military ordnance -- "peace-makers" -- which will make "war so terrible and devastating as to shock every community and cause them to rise en masse and declare that the slaughter of their fellows must cease!" (author's dedication). The author was a successful peddler of patent medicines in the St. Louis area, and, as Riling points out (see below) the style of the book, with its frequent bold headlines, is that of a patent medicine brochure. The imagined guns, torpedoes, forts etc. are not overtly fantastic, just bigger, faster, more powerful, more portable. With the impeccably drawn illustrations and confident writing style, the effect is not comically exaggerated so much as insidiously realistic, putting this production in the tradition -- so important in the nineteenth century -- of the eccentric hoax. Riling 1070. Publisher's 4-page illustrated prospectus laid in. Author's signed compliments slip affixed to the front paste-down. Cloth lightly flecked, spine panel just a bit sunned, a very good, internally fine copy. (#153271)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Map of New York State, printed in color and mounted on thick board cut to form puzzle pieces in the shape of each county and enclosed within a frame of the surrounding territories.

      N.p. 1880 - 16-1/4 x 20-1/2 inches, enclosed in publisher's two-part box with the same color map mounted on the top half. Some rubbing and use to the box at joints; puzzle fine.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey H. Marks, Rare Books, ABAA]
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