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        Zigzag Journeys In Classic Lands; Or, Tommy Toby's Trip To Mount Parnassus

      Boston: Estes and Lauriat. Fine in Good dust jacket. 1881. First Edition. Cloth. Original blue cloth decorated in gilt and black. In publisher's original printed paper dust-wrapper showing some chipping and damp stains, illustrated. ; The third title in the ZigZag series. A visit to Mount Parnasuss in Greece, a visit to Southern Europe featuing Italy, Sicily and Greece. There are full page plates and then there are 125+ wonderfu black and white drawings of foreign scenes in classic lands, most history is interwoven into the text; 318, [2] pages .

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        1) Ancestral Man or, Flints, and who fashioned them (1881) London (34pp)2)The Symbolism of the Sculptured Stones of Eastern Scotland (1867) Edinburgh (38pp)3) An Ancient Cemetry at Saffron Walden (ca. 1876) (26pp) 4) Cleopatra's Needle (1877) London (32pp)5) A Record of the Archaeological Products of the Sea-shore of Cheshire, in 1864 London (1865) (8pp)6) Reliqulae Isurianae: The Remains of the Roman Isurium (1852) Liverpool (4pp)7) Notabilla of the Archaeology and Natural History of the Mersey District (1867) Liverpool (78pp)8) Further Observations on the Alleged Submarine Forests on the Shores of Liverpool Bay and the River Mersey (1865) (38pp)9) A Littoral Survey of The Port of Liverpool (1870) Liverpool (78pp)10) Account of Anglo-Saxon Jewellery (1857) (6pp)11) The Antiquities of Iona (1868) Liverpool (20pp)12) Architectural and Archaeological Sketch of the Romano-British Period (1868) Liverpool (22pp)11) Remarks on the Ancient Mural Pain

      N/A, n/d. N/A. Hardcover. g. 8vo. 488 pp. total. Three-quarter leather over marbled boards. Raised bands. Gilt lettering to spine. Some age wearing to edges. Gilt top edge. Marbled endpapers. Reinforced back hinge with binders tape."With the bookplate and signature of Bruce Bryan, the noted author and long time curator of the Southwest Museum of The American Indians in Pasadena, California". 14 booklets on different subjects regarding Great Britain, including Archaeology, Natural History, Architecture, Surveys, Anglo-Saxon Jewelry, Abbeys and Castles in South Wales, Ancient Cemetry at Saffron Walden, Roman-Britain and many more all bound in one volume. Illustrated throughout with b/w lithographic plates, fold out maps, plans and drawings. A tight copy in good condition.

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        THE POEMS AND STORIES OF FITZ-JAMES O'BRIEN. Collected and Edited, with a Sketch of the Author, by William Winter

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston 1881 - Octavo, pp. [1-2: blank] [i-v] vi-viii [ix] x-xi [xii-xv] xvi-xxviii [xxix-xxxi] xxxii-lxii [1-3] 4-485 [486: blank] [487-488: blank leaf excised or pasted under rear endpaper], flyleaf at front, inserted frontispiece (portrait of the author) with tissue guard, three additional inserted plates, one with tissue guard, inserted facsimile, other illustrations in the text, original decorated dark blue cloth, front and rear panels ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, brown coated endpapers. First edition. The author's posthumously published only book, collecting material first published in periodicals in the late 1850s and early 1860s. 994 copies of the 1530 printed were bound and the remaining sheets were junked three years after publication. O'Brien (1828-1862) was an important contributor to the type of fantasy tale exemplified by Poe and Bierce. His finest and best known story, "The Diamond Lens," is included in this collection. O'Brien's "importance rests on a handful of brilliantly original sf tales, which were influential not only on subsequent sf but also on the development of the short-story genre." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. [884]. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-33, 1-34 and 1-35; (1981) 1-132; (1987) 1-72; (1995) 1-72; and (2004) II-825. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 140. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-134. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1246. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1699. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 39-42. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 304. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1657-61. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1944-47. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 33. Bleiler (1978), p. 149. Reginald 10892. BAL 15183. Lower corners bumped, spine panel a bit dull, mild shelf wear to spine ends, some rubbing along outer joints, top edge of pages dusty, a very good copy. (#156115) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        On the Velocity of Light - Small statement of Albert A. Michelson on the experiments of Young and Forbes. In: NATURE. A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Science, Volume XXIV. May 1881 to October 1881. [The Volume also containing a contribution by Charles Darwin: „On the Work of Worms" / Howard Grubb's „Great Vienna Telescope" / etc. .

      London and New York, Macmillan and Co., 1881. 4°. XVI, 624 pages including an original full page potrtrait-engraving of scottish mathematical physicist James Clerk Maxwell. Original Hardcover, recently beautifully rebacked with gilt lettering on spine. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Few small library stamps (discarded). Also with a contribution by Darwin in the section „Letter to the editor" (Darwin responds to an article „Leaves injured at Night by free radiation" - Illustrated throughout.

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        Edition pré-originale posthume de Bouvard et Pécuchet

      La Nouvelle Revue 1881 - Paris , La Nouvelle Revue , 1880 et 1881 . Un volume; reliure de Carayon en demi percaline (Carayon a exercé de 1875 à janvier 1909 -cf Fléty). Deux plats de couvertures ont été conservés: ceux de la livraison du 15 janvier 1881. Le volume contient les feuillets correspondant au texte des 6 livraisons de Bouvard et Pécuchet, mais aussi 3 feuillets sans rapport apparent (bulletin bibliographique). L'originale paraîtra chez Lemerre la même année que cette préoriginale. Très bel état intérieur. Percaline très légèrement tachée -traces laissées par des doigts, probablement. Hauteur des feuillets: 24,8 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Choix de chansons mises en musique

      J. Lemonnyer 1881 - Benjamin de Laborde Choix de chansons mises en musique ornées d'estampes par J.M. Moreau Dédiées à Madame la Dauphine Réédition par J. Lemonnyer à Rouen, 1881, de la célèbre édition faite à Paris, 1773 Magnifique exemplaire de cette très belle réédition du livre légendaire considéré comme une des plus belles réussites du dix-huitième siècle, entièrement gravé et orné de très belles gravures. Elles sont ici présentes en deux états : noir et bistre. Exemplaire n°364 sur vergé. Exemplaire à toutes marges (légèrement rogné en tête seulement), dans une reliure pastiche en veau d'excellente facture, en parfait état de conservation. Complet en 4 volumes. 20 x 28,8 cm Quelques rousseurs en début d'ouvrages, quelques taches sur les couvertures originales conservées, qui sont fort brunies, comme presque toujours. Intérieurs de grande fraîcheur sinon. Reliures impeccables. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RAFAEL WERK. SÄMMTLICHE TAFELBILDER UND FRESKEN DES MEISTERS. In Nachbildungen nach Kupferstichen und Photographen. Herausgegeben von Adolf Gutbier... Lichtdruck von Martin Rommel in Stuttgart, Dresden Verlag von Adolf Gutbier, 1875.

      1881. 3 voll.Splendida ril. carton. con ricche decoraz. impresse in oro e nero ai dorsi ed ai piatti, tagli dorati, cm 32x25; Vol.I : Text, pp IX, 2 c. non numer., 204; Vol. II: Tafelbilder, pp XVIII, 2 c. non numer. di t., 92 pregev. tavv b/n f.t. con scheda a fronte; Vol. III: Fresken und Tapeten, pp XVII, 2 c. non numer. di t., 93 pregev. tavv b/n f.t. con scheda a fronte. Ottimo esempl.

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        ALS to an unknown recipient, naming her sources for the characters Uncle Tom and George Harris. [with] Autobiographical fragment addressed to Ticknor, undated but probably early.

      [ALS] 8vo sheet of writing paper. Mandarin (FL): Dec. 1, 1881. [ALS] 8vo sheet of writing paper, with two horizontal folds, with two tiny mounting tabs on the back (presumably once in an album). Written in brown ink, boldly signed “H.B. Stowe”. [Autobiography] 2 pp., written front and back on a single sheet of paper. A fascinating pair of documents found inside a copy of the “Key” to Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The letter is unpublished and, although it was known from fairly early on that Stowe had read Henson’s autobiography, this short note adds important information hitherto unknown. Stowe wrote a preface for the republication of Henson's autobiography in 1858 which indicated that she held him in high regard - but she is certainly known to have mentioned other slave accounts. The added information about Lewis Clarke being the model for George Harris is believed to be new. And, as Stowe adds at the end “much of the incident in both cases was imaginary”. The autobiographical fragment is addressed “Dear Mr. Ticknor” and opens “I received your letter and cheque... as to your request for a biographical note I am somewhat puzzled about it but will say with simplicity the facts". She goes on to sketch her childhood in Lichfield Connecticut "a beautiful mountain town, with the loveliest lakes and hills and the biggest snow drifts and coldest winters ever got up this side [of] Labrador", and to describe the inspirational teaching she received from John Brace of the Lichfield Female Academy and her subsequent education, "Mostly educated by hearing him talk to his classes... trained to write from the moment could hold a pen constantly stimulated to write by his influence... went to Hartford to Miss C. Beecher’s school at sixteen... then Dr. Beecher removed to Cincinnati taught school there for four years and married Prof. C.E. Stowe. Living..." and there the fragment ends. Full transcriptions available.

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        The Works

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1881. Leather_bound. Very good. London: Chapman and Hall, 1881. Leather_bound. Thirty volumes. Thick octavo. The Complete Works of Charles Dicken's. The Edition De Luxe is limited to one thousand copies which this is number 490. All plates richly illustrated with over 1000 plates on India paper, Christmas Carol is hand coloured. Volume one with autographed envelope signed by Dicken's addressed to his publisher also an autographed letter signed by John Forster (Dicken's closest friend and official biographer) the letter is to George Cattermole one of Dicken's illustrator. Bound in contemporary three quarter brown morocco gilt, raised bands, gilt title, all edges marble with endpaper. A magnificent set of Dicken's works.

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        De Hylozoismo apud recentiores

      Lutetiae Parisiorum : G. Charpentier 1881 - Philosophie. RARE ! De Hylozoismo apud recentiores. Facultati litterarum parisiensi thesim proponebat. Thèse de Doctorat de Jules Soury. Texte en latin. Hylozoïsme. L'hylozoïsme est une doctrine philosophique qui soutient que la matière est douée de vie par elle-même, sans qu'interviennent des principes extrinsèques. Les choses, la matière, la nature ont une vie propre. Cette représentation du monde signifie que toute matière est vivante, que chaque individu est vivant. -- Jules Soury (28 mai 1842-10 août 1915) est un théoricien et historien de la neuropsychologie, professeur à l'Ecole pratique des hautes études. Il est connu pour ses idées et son engagement antisémites. Fils d'un ouvrier parisien pauvre, Antoine-Marie-François Soury, il fréquente l'école primaire laïque jusqu'à ses douze ans pour entrer en apprentissage de 1854 à 1858 chez un fabricant d'instruments de précision en verre. Il suit alors les cours du soir de physique et de chimie à l'Ecole des Arts et Métiers. A 17 ans, il entre en sixième au lycée Louis-le-Grand. Il poursuit ses études secondaires au lycée Saint-Louis, d'où il sort bachelier ès lettres en 1862. Licencié ès lettres à la Sorbonne en octobre 1863, il suit ensuite une formation à l'Ecole des chartes où il a pour professeur Jules Quicherat. Il sort archiviste paléographe en 1867 après une thèse intitulée Des études hébraïques et exégétiques au Moyen âge chez les chrétiens d'Occident. A cette époque, il est présenté à Renan par Michel Bréal ; il suit son enseignement à son domicile (Soury maintiendra des relations avec Renan encore après le second voyage au Levant de Renan). Parallèlement, il étudie la neurologie à la Salpêtrière à partir de 1865 sous la conduite de Jules Bernard Luys et de Auguste Félix Voisin. Etant l'ami de Paul Bert qui avait créé le 30 novembre 1881 une chaire d'Histoire des doctrines psychologiques à l'Ecole pratique des hautes études (EPHE), il se voit attribuer cette place qui était aussi convoitée par Théodule Ribot. Il enseignera de 1881 à 1898. Dans les années 1890, les leçons de Soury attirent des personnalités comme Clemenceau, Anatole France, Marcel Sembat et Maurice Barrès. En 1899, l'Académie des sciences et l'Académie de médecine couronnent son ouvrage Le système nerveux central, structures et fonctions, histoire critique des théories et des doctrines. Il était admirateur d'Ernest Renan et exerça une influence forte sur Maurice Barrès, qui suivit ses cours de 1893 à 1897. Il forgea une pensée nationaliste, mettant l'accent sur la continuité des traditions en s'appuyant sur la science et une supposée "hérédité psychologique". Décrit comme une personnalité pathologique par Léon Daudet, il exprime des idées d'un antisémitisme virulent. Soury fut un des principaux théoriciens de la campagne nationaliste antisémite pendant l'Affaire Dreyfus. Il traduisit en français plusieurs ouvrages de Ernst Haeckel. Il eut pour élèves Pierre Janet et Georges Dumas (Wikipédia). 14x22,7. 131p. in-8° Bon état. Couverture légèrement défraîchie. Intérieur en bon état. Non coupé ! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Catalogo da Exposiçao de Historia do Brazil realizada pela Bibliotheca Nacional do Rio de Janeiro a 2 de Dezembro de 1881

      Typografía G. Leuzinger & Filhos, Rio de Janeiro 1881 - 2vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) varias pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deutsche Litteraturzeitung (Deutsche Literaturzeitung für Kritik der internationalen Wissenschaft)(KONVOLUT aus 87 gebundenen Jahrgängen) - Jg. 2, 9, 11, 14, 17 - 42, 46, 48 - 65/1, 66 - 103.

      Walther Verlag 1881 - 1937. - Die Deutsche Literaturzeitung hat in einer jahrzehntelangen, bewährten Tradition wissenschaftliche Neuerscheinungen des In- und Auslandes in kritischer Auseinandersetzung angezeigt und ihrer Verbreitung und fruchtbaren Auswirkung gedient. Sie hat die Auswahl des Stoffes und die Art der Berichterstattung nicht auf einzelne Fachdisziplinen eingerichtet, sondern ihre Aufmerksamkeit den allgemeinen wissenschaftlichen Interessen sowie den Zusammenhängen und inneren Beziehungen der Fächer untereinander zugewandt. Im Jahre 1944, im Laufe des 65. Jahrgangs, mußte sie ihr Erscheinen einstellen. Die Umstände, unter denen sie nunmehr nach fast dreijähriger Unterbrechung wieder ans Licht tritt, haben für die wissenschaftliche Arbeit und Forschung neue Bedingungen mit sich gebracht, die sich besonders auf die Beschaffung der wissenschaftlichen Literatur, die Ergänzung der in den Kriegsjahren eingetretenen Lücken und die kritische Wertung der in der internationalen Welt hinzugekommenen Hauptwerke und ihrer Ergebnisse erschwerend auswirken. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen/ Instituts-Stempel im Buchinnern; Der Zustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 87 Jahrgänge; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Das Bild zeigt nur einen Ausschnitt der hier angebotenen Bände! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 150000

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        An Indian Olio

      Spencer Blackett - No date but assumed to be 1881, Some wear to covers and spine, mainly edges and corners, A few light stains / faded patches on back cover, Corners a little bumped, and worn, boards showing, Top and bottom of spine bumped and worn, Internally in good condition, pages crisp and majority clear, light foxing to some, Contents pages still un separated as printed also some others scattered throughout, 8 illustrations present and in good condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album de la chartreuse de Notre-Dame de Mougères.

      Caux (Hérault) 1881 - In-quarto de titre et 40 tirages albuminés montés sur onglet et papier fort ; demi-chagrin vert, dos à quatre nerfs, titre en lettres dorées sur le premier plat (reliure de l'époque). Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur et tampon de la chartreuse de Notre-Dame de Mougères en première garde. Bel exemplaire. La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 20% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 600 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Nilbilder [Nile Sketches]

      1881. WERNER, Karl. Nilbilder [Nile Sketches]. Wandsbeck: Gustav W. Seitz, 1881. Folio (12 by 15 inches), original gray cloth with elaborate red and green morocco-gilt onlays rebacked with portion of original spine laid down, renewed spine label, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. $3000.Early edition in German, with a map of Egypt, two in-text illustrations, and 24 rich folio chromolithographic plates of Egyptian landmarks and scenery.Born and trained in Germany, Werner set up a studio in Venice and became a popular and respected European watercolorist, exhibiting across Europe (and England in particular). During his travels in Egypt and Palestine, done in 1862-64, he became one of the few non-Muslims granted access to the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. A contemporary reviewer thought Werner's ""architectural pictures bring all the purity and richness of watercolor to a system of study deliberate and complete. His Eastern views are the best architectural work of the day"" (The Century Magazine). ""The plates are facsimile pantographic prints from Werner's watercolours; they are of superb quality"" (Khatib, Palestine and Egypt Under the Ottomans). With text by Dr. A.E. Brehm and Dr. Johannes Dümichen. First published in 1875. See Blackmer 1947. Plates lovely, colors bright; a few repairs to text leaves. Staining and wear to publisher's elaborate binding. A very good copy.

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        Star Cluster in Hercules. From a Study made in June 1877

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1881 - Chomolithograph. From a magnificent series of American chromolithographs of celestial phenomena by the Audubon of the skies. The Great Cluster of Hercules, more prosaically known as M 13, is the brightest globular cluster in the Northern Sky. Globular clusters are gravity-bound groups of stars, tens to hundreds of thousands, that orbit a galaxy, in this case our Milky Way. "A keen observer and skillful artist, Trouvelot spent several years working with the fifteen-inch refractor [telescope] at Harvard Observatory. [In all he spent fifteen years observing and drawing the heavens. In addition to Harvard, he also used the telescopes at the Washington Observatory and the University of Virginia.] The drawings he made. are still widely known. Except for Rutherford's wet-plate photographs of the sun and moon, made in 1865, Trouvelot's drawings were considered the most accurate pictures of celestial objects available until the perfection of dry-plate photography" (DSB XIII, 472). Like Audubon, Trouvelot, who was born in Aisne, France in 1827, made his name in America. He arrived in Massachusetts in 1855 and initially he worked as an artist and experimented with entomology: he was responsible for the plague of Hawk Moths in Massachusetts in the late 19th century. From 1870 he turned his attention to the skies, producing a whole series of detailed paintings of the aurora. In 1872, he was invited by Joseph Winlock, director of the Harvard College Observatory, to join the staff. During his relatively short time at Harvard, he produced the drawings that were re-produced in colour in Winlock's series of Astronomical Engravings , published in 1876. Although astro-photography was advancing rapidly, Trouvelot argued, with reason, that the ' well-trained eye alone is capable of seizing the delicate details of the structure and configuration of the heavenly bodies'. The current images certainly bear this out. They represent Trouvelot's own selection of the best from the corpus of over 7,000 drawings that he produced. In an effort to reach a wider audience, Trouvelot decided to publish the selection. With this in mind he contacted Charles Scribner's Sons, the New York publishing house, who agreed to publish the work. He personally supervised the preparation of the lithographic stones, and the set was finally published in 1882 with the accompanying book, The Trouvelot . Manual , priced at $125 for the set. Each print bears a facsimile of Trouvelot's signature and is titled with sub-title giving the precise time and date when the original observation was made. In 1882, he left the United States, to take up a position at the Meudon Observatory, in France, where he died in 1895. His legacy is the unequalled corpus of illustrations of celestial phenomena and the present work: a fitting memorial to the greatest astronomical artist of the nineteenth century. OCLC 39538252 and 985012; see DSB XIII, 472; Encyclopedia of Planetary Sciences , p.842. A.M. Clerke, A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century (Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1885), pp.191, 241.

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        The Common Law.

      Little Brown and Company, Boston 1881 - First edition of this landmark work in American law. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition with the spine gilt quite fresh and bright. With the University Press: John Wilson and Son on the copyright page. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. "To the legal historian, Justice Holmes was to be the leading prophet of the new era. Holmes was part of the generation that had sat at the feet of Darwin and Spencer When Holmes asserted in his Common Law that ‘the law finds its philosophy (in) the nature of human needs,’ he was sounding the clarion of 20th-century jurisprudence If the 19th century was one of Legal Darwinism, the 20th was, ultimately, to be that of Mr. Justice Holmes" (The Law in America, 190-91). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1881 TRUE 1ed 1st printing Uncle Remus Harris Slavery Song of South Brer Rabbit

      New York : D. Appleton and Co., 1881. First edition. (Edition identified by: "presumptive" in the last line of page 9 and the ads on page 233 begins with A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine, with no mention “Uncle Remus” in the publisher’s advertisements. [BAL 7100]) - 1881 TRUE 1ed 1st printing Uncle Remus Harris Slavery Song of South Brer Rabbit Br’er Rabbit and crew are the basis and inspiration for Disney’s black folklore, controversial tale “Song of the South” and popular attraction Splash Mountain! This incredible first edition meets all the first edition points! A true treasure! ‘Uncle Remus’ by Joel C. Harris defines many of the stereotypes of the African-American people, including dialect and slavery themes. Harris himself said that ‘Uncle Remus’ was ‘a sympathetic supplement to Stowe’s wonderful defense of slavery as it existed in the South. [She] attacked the possibilities of slavery with all the eloquence of genius, but the same genius painted the portrait of the Southern slave-owner, and defended him.’ (Bernstein, 2011). There has never been a lack of controversy surrounding this title, however, it should be stated that these stories are unique portrayals of American history and the characters can be enjoyed! Item number: #372 Price: $3500 HARRIS, Joel Chandler. Uncle Remus, his songs and sayings New York : D. Appleton and Co., 1881. First edition. (Edition identified by: "presumptive" in the last line of page 9 and the ads on page 233 begins with A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine, with no mention “Uncle Remus” in the publisher’s advertisements. [BAL 7100]) Details: • This extremely rare true 1st edition sells elsewhere for upwards of $10,000 • Collation complete with all pages: [ii], 231 and [xiii adds] • Contents include: o Legends of the old plantation o Plantation proverbs o His songs o Story of the war o His sayings • Binding: Embossed and decorative hardcover; tight & secure • Language: English • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque Bath.

      Henry Sotheran & Co., London 1881 - Illustrated by a Series of Sketches from Nature by Caroline M. K. Stothert. Edited by The Rev. H. M. Scarth M.A. Preb of Wells and Rector of Wrington, Somerset, Member of the Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, of the British Archaeological Association, &c. &c. &c. 20 sepia photolithographed plates by Maclure & MacDonald. First Edition. Folio. [380 x 268 x 12 mm]. 10 pp. Publisher's original light brown cloth front cover blocked in black and lettered in gilt, rear cover blocked in blind, yellow endleaves, plain endleaves. (Joints, headcaps and corners a little worn, rear hinge reinforced). A series of familiar and less well-known views of Bath and its surroundings by a resident of Bathwick Hill, Caroline Stothert. She was introduced to the diarist Francis Kilvert in 1871, and we are told that she was then 35 and the grand-daughter of George Stothert, the manager of the famous Bath engineering firm Stothert and Pitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Schweizerisches Idiotikon. 16 Bände plus Registerband für die Bände 1 bis 11, plus Quellen -und Abkürzungsverzeichnis.

      Huber, Frauenfeld, 1881. ca. 16000 Halbleinen 1881-2012. Die letzte hier vorliegende Lieferung bis Xantippe erschien 2012. Sehr guter Zustand, nahezu wie neu. Bd. 16 in Einzellieferungen. Schöne, einheitliche, dunkelrote Kaliko-Einbände mit Rückengoldprägung. Versand D: 3,99 EUR

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        Printed Arrest Warrant for Rees Gobles Signed by Pat Garrett.

      Lincoln County, New Mexico. Very Good. 1881. Ephemera. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [Western Americana][Billy the Kid][Selman's Scouts]Garrett, Patrick Floyd Jarvis. Printed Arrest Warrant for Rees Gobles Signed by Pat Garrett. Lincoln County, New Mexico: 1881. 7” x 8½Â”. Printed arrest warrant completed in manuscript on recto, docketed on verso and signed “Not found/Pat. F. Garrett/Sheriff”. Very good, old folds, toned at extremities. A terrific relic of the Old West, issued just six weeks after Lincoln County, New Mexico Sheriff Pat Garret shot and killed Billy the Kid. This document orders Garrett to arrest Rees Gobles for murder. Gobles, also known as “Reese” and “Reason Goble” was an escaped Texas convict and member of John Selman's Scouts (also known as the “Rustlers” or “Wrestlers”). The Rustlers took advantage of the anarchy that existed after the Lincoln County War, arriving there in August 1878. They were evil incarnate: unlike other gangs in Lincoln who couched their violence in a cause, the Rustlers' only motive was cruelty and over a couple of months they terrorized the area wantonly raping, stealing and murdering. By the time Gobles joined the gang, he had been convicted of at least one murder as well as the rape of a 10 year old girl. Most accounts claim he disappeared back to Texas in 1879. Garrett's signature has been closely examined and compared to authenticated examples. We believe it to be real and guarantee its authenticity in perpetuity. If it is ever deemed inauthentic, you may return the item for a full refund including shipping. A terrific association documenting a legend of the Old West on the hunt of a known outlaw. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Texas Booksellers Association and the Independent Online Booksellers Association and adhere to their rules of ethics. .

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        Common Law

      1881. First Edition . HOLMES Jr., Oliver Wendell. The Common Law. Boston: Little, Brown, 1881. Octavo, period-style full green morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers. $3800.First edition of HolmesÂ’ first work, called by Felix Frankfurter “the single most original contribution thus far to legal scholarship.” ""To the legal historian, Justice Holmes was to be the leading prophet of the new era. Holmes was part of the generation that had sat at the feet of Darwin and SpencerÂ… When Holmes asserted in his Common Law that 'the law finds its philosophy (in) the nature of human needs,' he was sounding the clarion of 20th-century jurisprudenceÂ… If the 19th century was one of Legal Darwinism, the 20th was, ultimately, to be that of Mr. Justice Holmes"" (Law in America, 190-91). Presumed first issue with ""University Press:/John Wilson and Son, Cambridge"" on title page verso and page 422; without dust jacket, as issued. Harvard Law Catalogue I: 945. Grolier American 100:84. Text fresh. A very good copy, beautifully bound.

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        Lady of Shalott, The

      Dodd Mead & Co, 1881. Good Hardcover. Hardcover, original dark green cloth decorated in black, red and gilt with gilt spine. Floral decorated endpapers. Owner bookplates on front pastedown. First edition of Pyle's 2nd book issued at almost the same time as Yankee Doodle. An early effort in American color printing, this book was not one of Pyle's favorites, yet it (with Yankee Doodle) remains unique in style and color for Pyle. Done with an Art Nouveau flavor very similar to Walter Crane's work, there are page after page of elaborate and bright color lithographs with the calligraphic text incorporated into the art.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Paris, 31. XII. 1881. - 8vo. 3 pp. on bifolium. In French, to an unidentified recipient: "Our mutual friend, Mr. Mennique, informs me that it is you who are legally entitled to the copyright of a small brochure which has just been published in a Paris newspaper and which was favourably received [.]" (transl.). In the postscript, Nadar writes: "Perhaps there may be a possibility of inserting a few simple drawings which I could take care of by resuming my former metier of caricaturist of the 'wild and raucous' [.]". - Very good overall, with some mounting remnants on the back of one of the quarter panels. From the Collection of John Herzog. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. Copyright date 1881, first edition, first printing. Illustrated throughout by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. This antique Uncle Remus story collection is bound in the publisher's green cloth stamped with a gilt Brer Rabbit illustration, as well as additional decoration in black. The volume has butterfly patterned endpapers and is profusely illustrated by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser, including a frontispiece and title page vignette of Uncle Remus. This antique volume is bound in green illustrated cloth with light external age/wear. The binding is slightly shaken. The pages show mild toning with scattered marginal smudging/foxing. Joel Chandler Harris - Joel Chandler Harris was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution. Text and illustrations remain bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book.. first Edition. Hardcover. very good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible.

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        Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings

      1881. First Edition . HARRIS, Joel Chandler. Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings. The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation. With Illustrations by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. New York: D. Appleton, 1881. Octavo, original gilt- and black-stamped pictorial green cloth, butterfly patterned blue-grey endpapers. Housed in a custom slipcase. $8500.First edition, first state, of the first and most beloved Uncle Remus book by Harris, the one American writer of the Reconstruction who “has made the most permanent contribution,” with eight plates and numerous text illustrations by Church and Moser, in original bright gilt cloth.""Harris' main concern in setting [the stories] down was to preserve the remnants of a folklore which he was sufficiently farseeing to know would one day perish from the earth unless someone who understood the racial psychology and social philosophy behind it acted as amanuensis to its surviving narrators"" (Twenty-three Books, Winterich, 102). ""Of all the American writers of [the Reconstruction] period, Joel Chandler Harris has made the most permanent contribution"" (Braithwaite, in The New Negro, 32). ""It will live as long as Aesop's fables"" (John Bigelow). First state, with ""presumptive"" in the last line of page 9 and no mention of Uncle Remus in the publisher's advertisements. BAL notes four cloth variants and three endpaper variants, no priority. BAL 7100. Laid-in partial leaf (3 by 5 inches) with bibliographic notations in an unidentified manuscript hand.Interior generally fresh and clean with only minor edge-wear to one plate leaf not affecting image (118), minor restoration to spine ends and front inner paper hinge. A lovely near-fine copy.

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        Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings

      D. Appleton and Company, 1881, Hardcover, Book Condition: very good Plus, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, first Edition, Illustrated By: Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall, Copyright date 1881, first edition, first printing. Illustrated throughout by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. This antique Uncle Remus story collection is bound in the publisher's green cloth stamped with a gilt Brer Rabbit illustration, as well as additional decoration in black. The volume has butterfly patterned endpapers and is profusely illustrated by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser, including a frontispiece and title page vignette of Uncle Remus. This antique volume is bound in green illustrated cloth with light external age/wear. The binding is slightly shaken. The pages show mild toning with scattered marginal smudging/foxing. Joel Chandler Harris - Joel Chandler Harris was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution. Text and illustrations remain bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book, Collectible

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        A POPULAR HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES,ILLUSTRATED, COMPLETE IN FOUR VOLUMES

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1881. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Volumes very Good in boards. Each show edge wear and soiling. Gilt to spines and front panels robust. Corners bumped. Volume I's front panel bumped in lower right corner. ; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt

      1881. First Edition . WILSON, Colonel Charles. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt. New York: D. Appleton, 1880-83. Forty volumes. Folio (10 by 13 inches), original printed paper wrappers.Housed in two matching custom clamshell boxes. $3200.First edition, in scarce original parts, of this handsome survey of the Holy Land and Egypt, with numerous fine full-page steel-engravings and over 600 in-text wood-engraved views by artists Harry Fenn, J. D. Woodward and Carl Werner.The hundreds of steel- and wood-engraved views depict Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Galilee, Damascus, Palestine and the great ruins of Egypt: the Pyramids at Gizeh, Luxor, the Great Temple of Karnak. ""Sir Charles Wilson had many interests in life outside his military and political duties, and probably did more than any other man to increase the knowledge of the geography and archaeology of Asia Minor, Palestine, and the adjacent countries"" (Watson). His was the first official survey of Jerusalem (1864-65), the brainchild of Angela Burdett-Coutts of the wealthy banking family, who wished to provide Jerusalem with an improved water system. In the course of the survey, Wilson's team was given permission to make images of Muslim sacred areas, including the Dome of the Rock (pictured in Volume I, 49-66), from which Christians had been previously barred (see Vaczek & Buckland, 68-69). Blackmer 1817. Plates and text fine, fragile and scarce original wrappers with expert restoration.

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        Kufra. Reise von Tripolis nach der Oase Kufra. Ausgeführt im Auftrage der Afrikanischen Gesellschaft in Deutschland. Nebst Beiträgen von P. Ascherson, J. Hann, F. Karsch, W. Peters, A. Stecker. Mit 11 Abbildungen und 3 Karten.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus 1881 - 8°. 21,5 cm. VIII, 559 (1) Seiten. Blauer Original-Leinenband mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Erste Ausgabe. Kainbacher (2016) Seite 389. Komplettes Exemplar mit Vortitel, Frontispiz, 6 Illustrationen auf Tafeln, 4 Illustrationen im Text, 3 (davon 2 teilkolorierte) Faltkarten und 21 Tabellen auf 11 gefalteten Blättern. Kapitale gering berieben, Name von alter Hand auf Vortitel. Sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        \"Nordöstliche Ansicht der Stadt Ettenheim\". Schöne Gesamtansicht, links die 1881 eingeweihte Synagoge.

       Lithographie von A. Burckhardt nach V. Jäger bei A. Binninger, Lahr, um 1881, 32 x 52,5 cm. Nicht bei Schefold. - Vinzenz Jäger war Geometer in Ettenheim. - Sehr seltene Ansicht in tadelloser Erhaltung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg

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        Histoire des Ariégeois (comté de Foix et vicomté de Couserans) - De l'esprit et de la force intellectuelle et morale dans l'Ariège et les Pyrénées centrales.

      Didier et Cie, 1881. Histoire du Comté de Foix, en 4 parties et 7 volumes: 1/"Les Poètes de l'Ariège" (1er vol.); 2/"Les Militaires de l'Ariège": "Les Militaires de l'Ariège, 1ère période, depuis le commencement du Comté de Foix jusqu'à la Révolution française" (2è vol.), et "Les Militaires de l'Ariège, 2ème période, depuis la Révolution française jusqu'à nos jours" (3è vol.); 3/"Administrateurs et hommes scientifiques de l'Ariège" (4è vol.); 4/"Archéologues de l'Ariège": "Archéologues de l'Ariège, Tome 1er: Descripteurs du sol, géologues, historiens" (5è vol.), "Archéologues de l'Ariège, Tome II: Suite des hommes scientifiques, orateurs, moralistes, pédagogues, publicistes, etc" (6è vol.) et "Archéologues de l'Ariège, Tome III: Suite et fin des hommes scientifiques - Compléments sur les hommes et les choses", avec index général (7è vol.). Illustré d'eaux-fortes de CHAUVET. Exemplaire bien complet des 7 volumes, complet du texte (dont 2 pages manquantes photocopiées), avec 74 planches (sur 86: manquent 12 planches dont 7 remplacées par des photocopies) et plus de 100 vignettes.

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        Battle of the Bulls

      1881. TROTTER, Newbold Hough. Original oil painting on canvas, “The Battle of the Bulls.” Philadelphia: 1881. Oils on canvas; painting measures 41 by 27 inches, in fine original gilt frame; entire piece measures 50 by 36 inches. $20,000.Lovely original oil painting by renowned 19th-century American artist Newbold Hough Trotter depicting bull buffalo locking horns. In splendid original gilt frame.Trotter was best known for his animal subjects, such as this dramatic painting of battling buffalo bulls. Born and residing for most of his life (1827-98) in Philadelphia, he exhibited his work at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between 1858 and 1887, and was active in the Art Club of Philadelphia, vice-president of the ArtistsÂ’ Fund Society of Philadelphia, and a director and secretary of the Philadelphia Society of Artists. He also exhibited at the National Academy of Design in New York between 1871 and 1886 and at the Boston Athenaeum between 1859 and 1867. His painting “Wounded Buffaloes Pursued by Prairie Wolves” was purchased by General William Tecumseh Sherman for Army headquarters in Washington, DC, after it was prominently displayed at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. Trotter went on to paint three commissions for the War Department and an equestrian portrait of General Sherman. Fine condition.

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        Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1881 - Copyright date 1881, first edition, first printing. Illustrated throughout by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. This antique Uncle Remus story collection is bound in the publisher's green cloth stamped with a gilt Brer Rabbit illustration, as well as additional decoration in black. The volume has butterfly patterned endpapers and is profusely illustrated by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser, including a frontispiece and title page vignette of Uncle Remus. This antique volume is bound in green illustrated cloth with light external age/wear. The binding is slightly shaken. The pages show mild toning with scattered marginal smudging/foxing. Joel Chandler Harris - Joel Chandler Harris was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution. Text and illustrations remain bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book. Size: 7

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        Les Sociétés secrètes et la société ou philosophie de l'histoire contemporaine, 5e édition entièr. refondue et continuée jusqu'aux événements actuels...

      Avignon, Seguin, Paris, Oudin, 1881-1883, 3 vol. gd. in 8°, de CIX-360pp. 2ff.709pp. & XIV-703 pp., demi-chagrin brun époque, dos orné. Bel exemplaire. C'est la plus vaste étude qui ait jamais été entreprise sur les sociétés secrètes et la Franc-Maçonnerie, tant du point de vue historique que philosophique. Après avoir examiné longuement l'influence de la Franc-Maçonnerie dans la Révolution, l'auteur passe en revue chacun des points de l'histoire maçonnique, tout en retraçant l'histoire de l'Ordre depuis la plus haute antiquité. Les quatre sources de la Maçonnerie: le Gnosticisme, le Manichéisme, les Albigeois, Les Templiers... L'Illuminisme, les Martinistes, Misraïm, Rose-Croix, Carbonari...etc. Rare avec le 3° volume. ¶ Caillet n°3033 "devenu d'une extrême rareté..." - Dorbon "le troisième volume se rencontre rarement, du fait qu'il fut publié 2 ans plus tard, après la mort du P. Deschamps, par les soins de Cl. Jannet..."

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        1881 TRUE 1ed 1st print Uncle Remus Harris Slavery Song of the South Brer Rabbit

      New York : D. Appleton and Co., 1881. First edition. (Edition identified by: "presumptive" misspelled in the last line of page 9 and the ads on page 233 begins with A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine, with no mention of the present title. [BAL 7100]) - 1881 TRUE 1ed 1st print Uncle Remus Harris Slavery Song of the South Brer Rabbit Br’er Rabbit and crew are the basis and inspiration for Disney’s black folklore, controversial tale “Song of the South” and popular attraction Splash Mountain! This incredible first edition meets all of the first edition points! A true treasure! ‘Uncle Remus’ by Joel C. Harris defines many of the stereotypes of the African-American people, including dialect and slavery themes. Harris himself said that ‘Uncle Remus’ was ‘a sympathetic supplement to Stowe’s wonderful defense of slavery as it existed in the South. [She] attacked the possibilities of slavery with all the eloquence of genius, but the same genius painted the portrait of the Southern slave-owner, and defended him.’ (Bernstein, 2011). There has never been a lack of controversy surrounding this title, however, it should be stated that these stories are unique portrayals of American history and the characters can be enjoyed! Item number: #254 Price: $3500 HARRIS, Joel Chandler. Uncle Remus, his songs and sayings New York : D. Appleton and Co., 1881. First edition. (Edition identified by: "presumptive" misspelled in the last line of page 9 and the ads on page 233 begins with A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine, with no mention of the present title. [BAL 7100]) Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [ii], 231 and [xiii adds] • Contents include: o Legends of the old plantation o Plantation proverbs o His songs o Story of the war o His sayings • Binding: hardcover binding, embossed and decorative; tight & secure • Language: English • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm) • This extremely rare true 1st edition sells elsewhere for upwards of $10,000 Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. Copyright date 1881, first edition, first printing. Illustrated throughout by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. This antique Uncle Remus story collection is bound in the publisher's green cloth stamped with a gilt Brer Rabbit illustration, as well as additional decoration in black. The volume has butterfly patterned endpapers and is profusely illustrated by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser, including a frontispiece and title page vignette of Uncle Remus. This antique volume is bound in green illustrated cloth with light external age/wear. The binding is slightly shaken. The pages show mild toning with scattered marginal smudging/foxing. Joel Chandler Harris - Joel Chandler Harris was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution. Text and illustrations remain bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book.. first Edition. Hardcover. very good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. 7

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        Two cabinet photographs, one of Charles Darwin, the other of his wife Emma, from the studio of Herbert Rose Barraud.

      London, [29 November, 1881] - [DARWIN, Charles and Emma] Herbert Rose BARRAUD, photographer. Two cabinet photographs, one of Charles Darwin, the other of his wife Emma, from the studio of Herbert Rose Barraud. London, [29 November, 1881]2 albumen photographs mounted on card (165 x 110 mm), the cards with printed address and advertisement of Barraud's studio on versos; in very good condition. One of the last photographs taken of Darwin before his death. Darwin and Emma sat for Barraud on 29 November, 1881. A number of photographs were taken, some for cartes-de-visite, but this image of Darwin is not recorded in the National Portrait Gallery database, nor can I find it reproduced anywhere. A similar version from the same sitting is at the Lilly Library, University of Indiana, and can be seen online.Darwin wrote of his experience: 'I am very sorry to be disobliging about the photographers but I cannot endure the thought of sitting again'. The portrait of Emma, who was aged about 73, is reproduced in Emma Darwin: A century of family letters, vol II p 286.'Barraud (1845-1896) was a portrait photographer with a studio in London's Portman Square. Darwin was a frequent target of portrait photographers; numerous cartes-de-visite made his face instantly familiar to the Victorian public. Francis Darwin recalled that his father did not realize that he would be recognized from his photographs; he became very uncomfortable when a stranger at the Crystal Palace Aquarium greeted him by name. The aging Darwin was a particularly appealing subject; one visitor to Down House saw in him "Socrates come to life. with the high-domed brow of the true philosopher" (Richard Milner, 'Charles Darwin: The Last Portrait, Scientific American, November 1995). The carte-de-visite is undated; it seems likely it was produced at the same time as the widely known 1881 frontal portrait of Darwin that is usually considered the last image from life (see fig. 7.2 in Janet Browne, "I Could Have Retched All Night: Charles Darwin and His Body," Science Incarnate: Historical Embodiments of Natural Knowledge, ed. Lawrence and Shapin, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1998)' Music for the Worms: Darwin at the Lilly Library, Indiana University curated by Christoph Irmscher (online).Herbert Rose Barraud (1845-1896) was a popular portrait photographer, with studios at 96 Gloucester Place, Portman Square and later, at 263 Oxford Street.Provenance: inscription on verso of the portrait of Emma, 'Mrs. Darwin' and on the verso of that of Charles 'Darwin in the latest period of his life. (Pronounced by his wife to be very good likeness)'.

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        Le dôme de Milan représenté en soixante-dix planches avec description analogue précédée d'une notice historique.

      Milan, Vallardi, 1881. ____ Première édition française de cette monographie de la cathédrale de Milan, illustré par 70 planches de Giuseppe Bramati. Rousseurs très éparses. Bel exemplaire à grandes marges et très bien relié. *****. In-folio. [565 x 388 mm] Collation : (4), 34, (2) pp., 70 planches hors-texte. Demi-chagrin prune, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Und willst du nicht mein Bruder sein . . . : Die DDR heute

      Rowohlt TB, 1881 - Saubere Seiten in fester Bindung. Leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Constructions et d

      Veuve A. Morel et Cie,, Paris, 1881 - Tr

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        Exceptionally rare unsigned carte de visite photograph (1837-1892, Grand Duke of Hesse), with his children ELISABETH (1864-1918, Grand Duchess of Russia, daughter of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, wife of Sergei of Russia, became a nun and was murdered by the Bolsheviks), Princess ALIX (1872-1918, who became Empress of Russia, wife of Tsar Nicholas II), Grand Duke ERNEST LUDWIG (1868-1937, last reigning sovereign of the House of Hesse), EDWARD VII (1841-1910, King of England) and his Queen ALEXANDRA (1844-1925)

      1881 - of the Hesse and Wales Families on holiday together at Balmoral, 4" x 2

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        Fine pair of unsigned original photograph, (1845-1894, Emperor of Russia from 1881) & his wife MARIE FEODOROVNA (Princess Marie Dagmar, 1847-1928, sister of Queen Alexandra of Britain)]

      - the first showing the Tsar riding on a horse, with Marie walking down by his side in an open air procession of many other riders all in military uniform, 5" x 4", and the second showing the couple later on in the ride, with Marie sitting on the edge of a ditch, with the Tsar stood behind, both looking at something not picture, 5" x 4", no place, no date, mounted on card backing Alexander III succeeded his father after his assassination in 1881. In 1866 he married Princess Marie Dagmarof Denmark who became known as Maria Feodorovna. She had originally been engaged to Alexander's elder brother Nicholas, but changed suitors on his death in 1865. The precedent was followed by her nephew George V. They ascended to the Imperial throne in 1881.

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        Long Early Autograph Letter Signed "Harry" to "My dearest Jonnie", (Charlotte Mary Victoria, 1869-1938, Princess, daughter of Edward VII, Queen of Norway)

      1881 - Mrs. Elizabeth Jones (d. 13th May 1881, for 14 years the much-loved nanny to the Wales children), hoping she is "much better & have no pains in your leg . Will you tell me all what you do with naughty Lala, & Lydia . I miss you very much indeed espesaly when we go to bed I always want to go in your room & see what you are doing", she did go in "yesterday & I opened your chest of drawers . and saw some sort of pictures . It is so green here . I am shure if you were here you would drive in your little poney cart at once .", she hopes Mrs Jones "wont mind me not writing my little story . because the post goes at 11 o clock", but sends instead "an easter card" and to Lala "my best love & also naughty Lydia. The company come's today but there is already three people . all gentlemen", ending "good bye dear Jonnie, I hope you will be better, I remain your loving little friend", 8 sides 8vo., Sandringham, 16th April The writing paper has an embossed bee in the top left corner of side 1, and a swallow on side 5. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Documents littéraires

      First edition.Contemporary red cloth Bradel binding by Pierson, spine with gilt floral motif, date and double gilt fillet to foot, black shagreen title label. Autograph inscription from Emile Zola to Adolphe Racot. A little light spotting, principally affecting the first and final few leaves. Ex libris of Adolphe Racot on inside upper cover. Concerning Victor Hugo, Alfred de Musset, George Sand, François-René de Chateaubriand, Théophile Gautier, Alexandre Dumas fils, and so on... Charpentier Paris 1881 12x18,5cm relié

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        The Illustrated Book of the Dog. With an appendix on Canine Medicine and Surgery by W. Gordon Stables.

      Published by Cassell & Company, Limited, LondonParisNew York & Melbourne 1881 - , viii, dedication. 664pp. 28 chromo-litho coloured plates displaying different breeds of dogs with numerous b/w plates and illustrations in text, includes coloured frontispiece. First Edition , calf split along spine edges, green cloth grubby, corners worn, label coming away from spine, unnumbered preliminaries torn and detached, first 20 pages show some damage, frontispiece has a tear but other plates are clean and bright with some spotting in margins, fair condition with some very good plates , half brown calf and green cloth boards, red and gilt title label to spine, , quarto, 28 cm x 22 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Encéphale. Journal des maladies mentales et nerveuses

      Paris, G. Masson [puis J.-B. Baillière], 1881. 1881-1888, 1881-1888, , 8 volumes in-8, 42 (sur 43) planches, dont quelques unes en couleurs et plusieurs comprenant des photographies originales, demi-basane bleu-vert de l'époque, dos lisses et fileté, Collection quasi complète, d'une insigne rareté, de la revue l'Encéphale, publiée de 1881 à 1889. Elle contient de nombreux articles originaux, notamment de ses fondateurs Luys (1828-1897) et Ball (1833-1893). Sans l'année 1889. Lacunes au tome III (année 1883) : sans les pages 337 à 352 et la planche numéroté 3. Ce journal se caractérise, selon ses rédacteurs, par son impartialité, son esprit pratique et son scepticisme ; « nous n'entendons point par-là cette ironie banale qui s'attaque sans distinction à toutes les idées nouvelles ; nous voulons parler de cette vertu négative qui constitue l'un des traits les plus élevés de l'esprit scientifique, et qui nous apprend à ne jamais accepter un fait sans le contrôler, une idée sans la discuter, une hypothèse sans lui demander ses preuves ». L'Encéphale comprend de nombreuses planches, dont plusieurs donnent des clichés photographiques tirés en photoglyptie, certains publiés ici pour la première fois, à l'instar des célèbres photographies d'Esther et de Gabrielle, patientes sur lesquelles Luys expérimenta les effets de l'hypnose sous diverses substances, et qui sont l'objet de l'article célèbre, « Les émotions dans l'état d'hypnotisme », qui parait en librairie peu de temps après. La publication de l'Encéphale se ressent, à partir de ces années, du nouvel état d'esprit de Luys, qui vient d'être nommé médecin-chef à la Charité et qui y fonde sa propre école de recherches sur l'hystérie, inspirée de celle de Charcot à la Salpêtrière, et se lance sans discernement dans des expériences parfois douteuses sur le plan de la rigueur scientifique, expériences auxquelles assiste l'occultiste Gérard d'Encausse, dit Papus. Si l'Encéphale n'est pas encore l'"organe" de ces expériences de la Charité, elle n'en délivre pas moins pour la première fois à la société savante ces "égarements", qui s'exprimeront pleinement dans la brève "Revue d'hypnologie" que dirige Luys, après la cessation de l'Encéphale, en 1890. Contributions, outre de Ball et Luys, de Boyé, E. Régis, J. Giraud, Fusier, Boucheron, Chambard, Marandon de Montyel, Sicard, G. Pichon, etc... Défaut habituel de pagination pour l'année 1882 ; après la page 696, la numérotation reprend à 997. Quelques surcharges au crayon bleu. Dos insolés. Titre de la cinquième année (1885) non conservé

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