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        Old Boston for Young Eyes A Letter from Grand-Mama to the Little Folks 1880

      Privately Printed for the Fair for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Boston 1880 - Green/brown designed covers by The Heltotype Printing Co. detatched with some minor chips, tears to edges. stains rear, stapled. Engraved frontispiece of "A View of the Back Bay- Charles Street & the Common from a sketch taken in 1823 from the Balcony of 61 Beacon St. by M. J. D." Illustrated with engravings, maps, 27 pgs. Early Boston history and stories from "Your Loving Grandmamma" Very rare, Bloch 1637. OCLC lists 1 copy. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        L'Armée de l'Est en Suisse. Notes et Croquis par A. Bachelin.

      Lausanne, Librairie Blanc, Imer, et Lebet, s.d., ca. 1880, - in-folio, 44 p., texte ms. authographié (lithographie), richement ill. de dessins, mis en couleurs à la main, pages de garde renouvellées, cartonnage original, plat devant avec illustration, bords rapés, dos refait en cuir. Récit de la guerre franco-allemande de 1870 , avec la liste des internés français en Suisse. Lithogr. de Bachelin d'après de nombreux artistes. Les illustration coloriées à la main nous montrent e.a: L?Etat major d?un bataillon Suisse / Armée fédérale d. carabiniers / E. Bourcart: Famille d?alsaciens fuyant l?invasion / A.B.: Désarmement de l?armée française de l?est aux Verrières (1871) / A.B. Secours. / A.B.: Le petit Lac des Pierrettes gelé pendant l?internement à Lausanne / A.B. Les internés à Genève / Joseph Reichlen: ?trait d'humanité - Matran ct. d. Fribourg. / Schuler, Th.: La députation Suisse à Strassbourg. Album entièrement autographié contenant de nombreux dessins à la plume sur l'internement de l'armée de Bourbaki dans le Jura. Aussi recherché pour la représentation de quelques villages jurassiens. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Lonchamp 178. - Ex. mis en couleurs très rare (ex. unique ?). In der kolorierten Ausgabe sehr selten (Unikat?). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Formby Hoylake Ilkley Moffat Buxton Matlock

      This is a very attractive undated and unsigned Victorian Album of twenty six Watercolours and one drawing, comprising scenes around Llandudno, Hoylake, Formby, Ilkley, Buxton, Matlock, Moffat, etc, the majority are captioned, bound in an old red cloth photograph album measuring 10.5 inches by 7.5 inches approx. the full list is as follows; St. Peter's Church Formby Two Views from Ilkley Wells House The Great Orme's Head Llandudno The Little Orme's Head Llandudno, (this one shows Bathing machines on Wheels which will date it to Victorian era) Hilbre Island Hoy Lake (untitled painting of a Donkey) The Black Rocks, Matlock, The High Waterfall at Matlock The Cow & Calf & Benrhydding From the Wells House Skating Rink From the Broad Walk Buxton From the Skating Rink, Wells House Ilkley & Cow & Calf & Benrhydding From the Wells House Ilkley Moffat (River and Bridge) The Bronck Formby (Bronck might be wrong) Old Mill House Formby The Stepping Stones !! (Untitled Sailing Ship in a Stormy Sea) Haddon Hall Derbyshire Hilbre Island Hoylake Cottage at Formby (Untitled painting of a Windmill on the coast) (Untitled painting of a Church) Moffat Old Mill Knowsley Prescot Crosthwaite Church (Pencil drawing) And a Mountain scene. The album covers are noticeably worn at the spine, with a split to the cloth the length of the spine with loss at spine ends and edges, some marking to covers, the entire contents are pictured so condition and quality can be seen

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        A 19th c child's collection: 9 Sunday School Union books, Jesse Dawson, his books: The Wolf Hunt, etc.

      all from about . 1880 - CONDITION: Good; child's pencil name in each in what looks like an 8-11 year old hand; boards very rubbed but clean, gilt titles legible to clear, various degrees of foxing, no marks, rips, wrinkles, moisture marks, or other signs of misuse (one book has 1/4" chip to front edge ). Three small 2.5x4" Sunday School Union books in marbled covers with red gilt titled spines from about 1860 and six larger 3.25x5.5" books in steel engraved paper covers from the Sunday School Department of various publishers, all from about 1880. Since this child's little library has been so carefully preserved for over a hundred years, we are offering it as a collection only: Wolf Hunt, Story for a Wet Day, Little Footsteps, The Contrast, Sara Hart, The Blind Girl of the Moor, Robert Lee, Fanny the Flower Girl, The Orphan Boy (Michael Daily). A precious piece of Americana, suggesting that some children of the time really did like these books. Please ask for more information and photos. ABE Heritage Seller since 1996; conservative AB condition grading. We ship all our books in cardboard protection. International shipping. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ODENWALD. "Odenwald und Bergstrasse". Gesamtansicht von Heidelberg, umgeben von fünf weiteren Ansichten, u.a. Heidelberger Schloß, Schönberg, Bensheim und einem Panorama der Bergstrasse mit Jugenheim, Heiligenberg, Alsbach und Zwingenberg, im Zentrum der Melibocus. In reicher ornamentaler und figürlicher Umrahmung.

      - Farblithographie von Reiss nach C. Scheuren bei M. Schauenburg, Lahr, um 1880, 49 x 60 cm. Schmitt, Rhein-Beschreibungen 213,9. - Aus dem Monumentalwerk "Der Rhein von den Quellen bis zum Meere". - Breitrandig und tadellos.

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        Granta and the cam

      macmillan 1880 - half leather binding, well worn edges, foxed pages. with plates, marbled end papwers . . Oversized large book, additional postage may apply. with some loose newspaper cuts. Please see uploaded photos. For more information, please contact us. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original Japanese Woodblock Print Book, Minkan Shihio Taizen Meiji Shin Hyakunin Isshu, Atlas and Almanac

      Tokyo, 1880. Paperback. Very Good. An outstanding and original Japanese woodblock print book Atlas and Almanac. Meiji 13 (1880). Original patterned paper covers, volume measures 6.5 by 9 inches (closed), in sewn binding with partial title slip. 304pp. with many colorful woodblock prints and maps, including: Double page full color map of the world with flag borders; Double page full color map of Japan w/ flag borders and insets of the disputed Northern Islands and the Kingdom of Ryukyu (Okinawa); A rare early Train Schedule; a rare Schedule of Ships; Postal Rate Tables; A double page map of Osaka; Double page map of Kyoto; Double page map of Tokyo; 21p Picture Dictionary; 6p full color prints on Japanese coinage; 4p full color prints on Japanese military orders and Decorations; and sections on Astronomy, Hyakunin Isshu, History, Geography, and other subjects. Very good. Wear to covers, loss to title slip. Contents are complete and the woodblocks bright, in good condition for the age. RARE, a beautiful example of Japanese woodblock art as applied to geography. Digital images available upon request.

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        Alice and Other Fairy Plays for Children

      London: W. Swan Sonnenschein and Allen,, 1880. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and vignettes to spine and front board in gilt and black, all edges gilt, cream coated endpapers. Frontispiece with tissue-guards, 7 plates, 4 pictorial initials by Mary Sibree, and music scores to accompany each play. An excellent copy. First edition of the first printed dramatic adaptation of the Alice stories, and the first version to appear without Tenniel's illustrations. The volume includes two illustrations of Alice and a picture initial of Alice by Mary Sibree. The play was "intended to be acted for children" (Cohen, p. 402) and includes scenes from both Alice books, together with musical settings for "Speak Roughly" and "Beautiful Soup". Having failed to engage Arthur Sullivan to write some songs for a musical production in 1877, Dodgson might have been expected to be protective of his copyright, but he proved amenable: in the preface the author writes, "I have to express my sincerest gratitude to Mr. Lewis Carroll for the permission to dramatize his charming story." On 6 November 1879 the author presented a copy to Dodgson, which he sent back for inscription: "I may candidly confess, it would be a much higher gratification to me to possess a copy given to me by the author, with my name written in it in her own hand". Ten years later, on 19 December 1889 he notes in his diary "Went over to Birmingham to see a performance of 'Alice' (Mrs. Freiligrath-Kroeker's version) at the High School."

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        HISTORY OF THE DONNER PARTY. A Tragedy of the Sierra. Second edition - illustrated.

      San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft & Company, 1880. 261 pages of text. Original plum cloth binding is moderately sunned on the spine and rubbed and shelfworn; protected in archival mylar. Contains a frontis and 12 additional plates not present in the first edition. The text is lightly foxed. A few pages are a bit edgeworn. Howes M102. Rewritten, with portraits of the survivors. From page 187 of the text "Relief came not, and as starvation crept close to himself and those around him, Patrick Breen determined that it was his duty to employ the means of sustaining life which God seemed to have placed before them." Cannibalism. Second edition.. Second edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Europe Illustrated : Its Picturesque Scenes and Places of Note. Described by John Sherer. Superbly Embellished with Steel Engravings, by Turner, Allom, Bartlett, Leitch, and Other Eminent Artists. First Series. France, Belgium, and the Rhine

      London and New York: The London Printing and Publishing Company. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Turner, Allom, Bartlett, Leitch, and Other Eminent Artists. Two volumes in pebbled boards with brown leather spines and corners, 10" x 13", 236 and 172 pages, marbled page edges. No date stated, circa. 1880. Illustrated with 136 steel engravings (63 in vol. 1 and 73 in vol. 2). Wear to leather on bindings, scattered spotting and a few very minor flaws to text blocks. Overall very solid and clean. No title page in volume 2, apparently as published, as there is not sign of it having been removed. Please ask if you require further information or photographs. Extra shipping charges will apply for this large two volume set.

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        With Illustrations on steel and wood by the most eminent Artists. 5 Bände

      Cassell Petter & Galpin 1880 Cassell Petter & Galpin, London, ca. 1875-1880. XII, 288, VII, 288, IX, 288, IX, 288, IX, 288 mit zusammen 64 Tafeln in Stahlstich und unzählichen Textholzschnitten, original Leinen mit reichen Goldprägungen, Goldschnitt, quart, (etwas stockfleckig / Exlibris auf Vorsatz / gering bestoßen und berieben) - einheitlich komplette Original-Ausgabe / Text englisch / Band 1/2: The British Isles / Band 3: Normandie, Alpen, Rheinland, Venedig, Spanien etc. / Band 4: Auvergne, Alte Deutsche Städte, Norwegen, Nord Italien, Sizilien, Schwarzwald etc. / Band 5: Schweden, Tirol, Gibraltar, Dresden und Sächsische Schweiz, Konstantinopel, Belgien, Russland, Jura, Athen, Holland etc. - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Europa

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        Frauds Exposed; or, How the People are Deceived and Robbed, and the Youth Corrupted

      New York: J. Howard Brown, 1880. First. hardcover. very good(+). Being a Full Exposure of Various Schemes operated through the Mails, and unearthed by the Author in Seven Years' Service as a Special Agent of the Post Office Department and Secretary and Chief Agent of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice. Frontispiece portrait and other b/w illustrations throughout. 576pp. Thick 8vo, attractively bound in contemporary 3/4 black morocco with gilt-stamped spine with red labels; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. New York: J. Howard Brown, (1880). First edition. Leather lightly edge-worn and gilt at top edge spotty, still a very good(+) copy of this remarkably scarce book; pages quite clean. Comstock was the self-labeled "weeder in God's garden" who created the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, an institution dedicated to supervising the morality of the public. He helped pass the Comstock Law, which made illegal the delivery or transportation of both "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" material as well as any methods of, or information pertaining to, birth control. George Bernard Shaw used the term "comstockery", meaning "censorship because of perceived obscenity or immorality", after Comstock alerted the New York police to the content of Shaw's play Mrs. Warren's Profession. Shaw remarked that "Comstockery is the world's standing joke at the expense of the United States. Europe likes to hear of such things. It confirms the deep-seated conviction of the Old World that America is a provincial place, a second-rate country-town civilization after all." He aroused intense loathing from early civil liberties groups and intense support from church-based groups worried about public morals. He was a savvy political insider in New York City and was made a special agent of the United States Postal Service, with police powers up to and including the right to carry a weapon. With this power he zealously prosecuted those he suspected of either public distribution of pornography or commercial fraud. He proudly claimed to have driven fifteen persons to suicide in his "fight for the young." He had numerous enemies, and in later years his health was affected by a severe blow to the head from an anonymous attacker. Before his death, Comstock attracted the interest of a young law student, J. Edgar Hoover, interested in his causes and methods. -- Wikipedia.

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        Les soirées de Médan EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Charpentier, 1880. Fine. Charpentier, Paris 1880, 12x19cm, relié. - First edition, an ordinary paper copy. Contemporary half bottle-green shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in compartments with gilt flowers, speckled edges. With the autograph signatures of Guy de Maupassant, Emile Zola, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Léon Hennique, Paul Alexis and Henri Céard on the first endpaper. A very good and rare copy in a strictly contemporary binding.  - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en demi chagrin vert bouteille, dos à cinq nerfs orné de motifs floraux dorés, plats de papier marbré, tranches mouchetées, reliure de l'époque. Notre exemplaire est enrichi des signatures manuscrites de Guy de Maupassant, émile Zola, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Léon Hennique, Paul Alexis et Henri Céard sur la première garde. Bel et rare exemplaire établi dans une reliure strictement de l'époque.

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed to "Hamilton," mentioning Charles Darwin

      1880. "Mr. Darwin Will Subscribe . . ."Lubbock, John (1834-1914). Autograph letter signed to "Hamilton," mentioning Charles Darwin (1809-82). 2pp. High Elm, 21 February 1880. 180 x 113 mm. Light soiling along folds but very good.From British scientist and banker John Lubbock, who made his name in scientific circles as a Darwinian anthropologist and archeologist. He is best remembered for having introduced the terms "Paleolithic" and "Neolithic" to describe the Old and New Stone Ages; these terms first appeared in his Pre-Historic Times (1865), the most influential archeological text of the nineteenth century. Lubbock was a close friend and neighbor of Darwin, having first met Darwin while still a child; he leased and then sold to Darwin the land on which Darwin made his famous "Sand Walk." In this brief letter Lubbock states that "Mr. Darwin will subscribe to the [West Kent] election funds" ("West Kent" added in red ink in another hand) and asks that "Mr. Charlton" forward the relevant papers.

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        Aphorismen.

      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. 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.

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        Nouvelle histoire des voyages et des grandes découvertes EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Chez E. Junod & Cie, 1880. Fine. Chez E. Junod & Cie, Paris 1880 (S.d), Grd. in-8 (21,5x29cm), 808pp. et 884pp., relié. - Edition Binders half vintage red shagreen. Back with nerves decorated with boxes to the grotesque. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de belles et nombreuses gravures et cartes en couleurs. Reliures en demi chagrin rouge d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés de caissons à la grotesque. Frottements, rousseurs éparses, inégalement réparties et principalement dans les marges ; le papier demeure bon. Bon exemplaire. Le premier volume traite de l'Amérique et du Pôle Nord, le second de l'Asie, de l'Afrique et de l'Océanie, et relatent tous les voyages qui ont été entrepris et réalisés de par le monde ; depuis les premiers voyages jusqu'à l'époque contemporaine de l'auteur.

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        Alphabet de ma Petite Fille

      Paul Bernardin, Paris 1880 - Small quarto. (12)pp. Illustrated with six bright chromolithographed plates, printed on coated canvas. Each letter of this French alphabet is represented by objects that start with that letter - such as "abricots" and "arlequin" for A, and "lapin" and "lanterne" for L. It also includes a list of syllables; a list of one-, two- and three-syllable words; and six short reading passages. Bound in gray boards with a red canvas spine. An illustrated paper label to the upper cover shows a young girl reviewing the alphabet book with her doll. A scratch to the paper label, edgewear to boards, and some tanning to pages, else fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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)

      Derveaux, Paris 1880 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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        PICTURESQUE CHICAGO. ACCORDIAN STYLE VIEWBOOK.

      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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        UVRES COMPLÈTES ILLUSTRÉES.

      Paul Ollendorf, Paris. 1880 - 19 volumes grand In-4°. 29 x 19,5 cm (reliures). 32 kg environ. Texte sur deux colonnes. De très nombreuses gravures sur bois en N&B, à pleine page, par les meilleurs artistes de l'époque : DEVERIA. - RIOU. - Henri PILLE. - Louis BOULANGER. - ADRIEN MARIE. - TOFANI. - G. ROCHEGROSSE. - Émile BAYARD. - Victor HUGO et autres. Tome I. OEUVRES POETIQUES. - Odes et ballades. - Les Orientales; - Les feuilles d'automne. - Les chants du crépuscule. - Les voix intérieures. - Les rayons et les ombres. - Les contemplations. - Les chansons des rues et des bois. Tome II. - OEUVRES POETIQUES. - La légende des siècles. - Dieu. - La fin de Satan. - Le pape. - La pitié suprême. - Religions et religion. - L'âne. - Les quatre vents de l'esprit. Tome III. - OEUVRES POETIQUES. - Les châtiments. - Les années funestes. - L'année terrible. - L'art d'être grand-père. - Toute la lyre. - Dernière gerbe. Tome IV. THEÂTRE. - Hernani - Marion de Lorme - La roi s'amuse - Lucrèce Borgia - Marie Tudor - Angelo - La Esmeralda - Ruy Blas - Les Burgraves. Tome V. THEÂTRE. Cromwell. - Torquemada.- Théâtre en liberté - Amy Robsart. - Les jumeaux. Tome VI. - Han d'Islande. - Bug-Jargal.- Le dernier jour d'un condamné. - Claude-gueux. Tome VII. - NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS. Tome VIII.- LES MISERABLES. I Fantine. II Cosette. Tome IX. - LES MISERABLES. - Marius .- L'idylle rue Plumet. Tome X. LES MISERABLES. - L'épopée rue Saint-Denis. - Jean Valjean. Tome XI. - L'archipel de la Manche. - Les travailleurs de la mer. Tome XII. L'homme qui rit. Tome XIII. Quatre-vingt-Treize Tome XIV. Choses vues. Tome XV. Le Rhin. - Alpes et Pyrénées. - France et Belgique. Tome XVI. Napoléon-le-Petit .- Histoire d'un crime. Tome XVII. Victor Hugo raconté par un témoin de sa vie .- Littérature et philosophie. - W. Shakespeare. - Paris. - Post-scriptum de ma vie. Tome XVIII. -Œuvres posthumes. Lettres à ma fiancée - Correspondance. Tome XIX. - Avant l'exil - Pendant l'exil. - Depuis l'exil. Reliure pleine percaline rouge de l’éditeur, dos à cinq faux-nerfs orné de fleurons et filets dorés au dos, titres et auteur dorés. En excellent état de conservation. Corps d’ouvrage en excellent état, sans rousseurs. Malgré l’absence de date d’édition, la préface générale de Victor Hugo est datée 1880, ce qui laisse entendre que cette édition « populaire » d’Ollendorf est contemporaine de l’édition Hetzel-Quantin, ce que nous croyons. « L’intégrale » de Hugo remplit merveilleusement un rayon entier de la bibliothèque de l’amateur avec des exemplaires en parfait état de conservation, tout en offrant des journées entières de plaisir littéraire à user sans modération si l’on est bibliophile, s’entend ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        THE MEMORIAL HISTORY OF BOSTON INCLUDING SUFFOLK COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS

      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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        A TRAMP ABROAD

      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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