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        CHIPEWYAN HYMNS in Syllabic characters

      London, UK: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. VG/No Dustjacket. 1881. First Edition. Cloth. Very good condition. Includes manuscript sheet of the Alphabet attached to the rear of title page. This publication covers Hymns, Hymns Before Service, Hymns After Service, Hymns for Church Seasons, Prayers, Lessons, The Creation, etc. $1,000. Reference - Pilling, James Constantine. Bibliography of The Languages of the North American Indians. 1885. pages 401-402. This edition is not listed but a similar edition is #2108. Chippewa Indians, also know as Ojibways, an Algonquian family that were at war with the Iroquois, the Foxes, and the Sioux. . 12mo., 91 pages, Very Good Condition .

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        Le bachelier

      First edition on ordinary paper, stated the second. Contemporary half khaki cloth Bradel binding over marbled paper boards by Paul Vié, initials and date gilt to bottom of spine, covers preserved. Precious autograph inscription from the author to the noted art critic Philippe Burty. Occasional spotting, principally affecting margins.% Charpentier Paris 1881 12x19cm relié

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        Superb Imperial Cabinet photo signed and dated (of Denmark, 1844-1925, Queen of Edward VII)

      1881 - showing her full length, standing next to a chair with flowers on it, wearing an elaborate dress with a train and stars and a tiara and holding a fan, 12" x 7" in original carved wood easel frame with the date in it, 18" x 13", no place, Glorious photograph of the symbol of Empire. Because of Alexandra's great beauty, and because of the Queen's seclusion at the time, she became the publicity princess of her day and this fine image shows the woman who represented the figurehead of the Empire on which the sun never sets. What sets the frame apart is that it has the date carved into it which shows that it was made for the photo and these early examples are rare.

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      1881. Paris Firmin Didot 1881 4° Pagine VIII + 230 + 25 illustrazioni in bianco e nero fuori testo. Legatura in tela coeva. Titolo in oro al dorso. Brossura editoriale conservata. Edizione di 500 copie numerate. Nostra copia N° 77 Raro catalogo di vendita della celebre asta che disperse la raccolta Didot nel 1881. Intonso.

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        The History of England from the Accession of James the Second

      5 volume set, each volume 15 cms x 22 cms high, bound in fine burgundy calf leather, with gilt ruled borders on the boards, gilt titles within banded sections on the spine and a gilt tooled design along the top, fore-edge and bottom edges of the boards. | Vol I. pp I - xxxvi: Portrait of Macaulay, engraved by W Holl, from a Drawing by Geo. Richmond, ARA, [facing title page]; Contents of the First Volume; Memoir of Lord Macaulay. p1 - 685: History of England, Chapter I - Chapter V; Index to the First Volume. | Vol II. pp I - xiii: Contents of the Second Volume. pp 1 - 686: Chapter VI - X; Index to the Second Volume. | Vol III. pp I - xiii: Contents of the Third Volume. pp 1 - 744: Chapter XI - XVI; Index to the Third Volume. | Vol IV. pp I - xii: Contents of the Fourth Volume. pp 1 - History of England, Chapter XVII - XXII, Index to the Fourth Volume. | Vol V. pp I - viii: Preface to the Fifth Volume. pp 1 - 398: Contents of the Fifth Volume; History of England, Chapter XXIII - Chapter XXV; Index. | Generally, for all five volumes: the pages are in very good order, tight and clean; there is some wear to the leather board corners; spines a little faded; some wear to sides and ends of spines. Specific condition notes re binding: Vol I: leather worn (4.5 cms) at top RH edge from corner of front board; Vol II: leather worn (4 cms) at top RH edge from spine of back board; Vol III: front board - triangular scuff of leather across top LH corner (1 x 2 x 2 cms) and a horizontal scuff of leather (2 cms long) on fore-edge, 2 cms from top RH corner; back board - 3.5 cm scuff to leather along top edge, 2.5 cm scuff diagonally from spine edge, 1.5 cm scuff to leather from spine edge, 8 cms from bottom RH corner; Vol IV: a 4 cm scuff on fore-edge of board from top RH corner; wear to top edge of spine; Vol V: a small triangular chip (0.5 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm) out of the leather binding in bottom RH corner of front board; slight wear to spine, corners and board edges. | Provenance: Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire, England (each volume bears a Sotheby's 'Attic Sale, 5-7 October 2010' label inside the front cover). In Vol I, there is a handwritten message addressed to "Victor Christian William Cavendish" [9th Duke of Devonshire], dated July 2nd, 1887, "with all good wishes". The third name of the giver, forenames George Eden, is illegible. SHIPPING: due to the weight of this 5 volume set, our standard shipping charges do not apply. Please contact us for a quote. Bookseller Inventory # 124

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        Across the Andes from East to West.

      8vo (16 x 10.5 cm), pp. 27, [1] blank; original printed wrappers (included in the pagination); wrappers heavily foxed, old tape and glue repairs to inner margins of wrappers; recent black quarter morocco; spine directly tooled in gilt. Apparently unrecorded. Not found in COPAC, OCLC or the BL Catalogue. Inscribed on the title-page, 'With the Author's Compliments'. First separately-printed edition (first issued as an article , or series of articles) in The Field newspaper (see reference on title-page). With a carte-de-visite photograph of the author(?) dressed in a poncho and captioned, 'On the Andes, Oct, '62'. A rare account of a two hundred mile trek, on foot and mule, across the Andes from Argentina to Chile, commencing in Mendoza and concluding in Santa Rosa de Los Andes. The author [1837-1907] was ordained in the Church of England, but renounced the clerical life in favour of breeding St. Bernard dogs, golf, canoeing and a career as a barrister and M.P. for Rotherhithe and Southwark, London. He was also a founding member of the Kennel Club.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF GIL BLAS OF SANTILLANE. Three volume set. Extra-illustrated.

      J.C. Nimmo and Bain, London 1881 - Three volume set. Extra-illustrated with a complete series of 100 mounted fine color plates inserted; engraved by J.J. Hubert for the 1795 Parisian edition. Bound by Bayntun in full red morocco with minor shelfwear and rubbing; a.e.g.; several hinges are slightly weakened, and the hinges of the 3rd volume have been professionally repaired. Vol. I: lx, 13-398 pages. Vol. II: 395. Vol. III: 407 pages. Title continues ".Translated from the French by Tobis Smollett. Preceded by a Biographical and Critical Notice of Le Sage by George Saintsbury. With Twelve original etchings by R. de Los Rios." Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Golfer's Handbook.

      Cupar, Scotland: John Innes, 1881. - 83, [1] + [6] ad pp. Illustrated with 4 engraved plates; plus figure drawings within text. 7x4¾, publisher's green cloth-backed pictorial printed gray paper over boards. First Edition. The first golf book to be successful in sales. Forgan founded a famous club-making firm in St. Andrews and his old shop is still open as a museum for visitors. Murdoch states: "This book, somewhat like The Golfer's Manual (1857) in style but considerably more comprehensive in content, includes instruction, history, outstanding golf feats and other golfiana, such as a reprint of a magazine article by Horace G. Hutchinson and a ballade by Andrew Lang. It also includes `Rules', the local rules for the Old Course at St. Andrews, a `Glossary of Technical Terms' and a list of `Clubs in Great Britain,' which included, at this early date, six in Ireland." First published in 1881 by John Innes, Cupar, Scotland, the book went into numerous reprintings. This is the rare 1st edition, in excellent condition. Ex- Edinburgh public library, with some small library stamps, and a bookplate on inner board, not detracting from this exceptional title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE ADVENTURES OF GIL BLAS OF SANTILLANE. Three volume set. Extra-illustrated.

      London: J.C. Nimmo and Bain, 1881. Three volume set. Extra-illustrated with a complete series of 100 mounted fine color plates inserted; engraved by J.J. Hubert for the 1795 Parisian edition. Bound by Bayntun in full red morocco with minor shelfwear and rubbing; a.e.g.; several hinges are slightly weakened, and the hinges of the 3rd volume have been professionally repaired. Vol. I: lx, 13-398 pages. Vol. II: 395. Vol. III: 407 pages. Title continues "...Translated from the French by Tobis Smollett. Preceded by a Biographical and Critical Notice of Le Sage by George Saintsbury. With Twelve original etchings by R. de Los Rios." . Early edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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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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        Bouvard et Pécuchet

      - Alphonse Lemerre 1881, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 50 copie su laid Olanda, a soli 10 grandi carte con la Cina. Legatura in piena sofferenza bordeaux, torna con cinque nervi decorati con pinnacoli dorati, doppi piatti netto dorati inquadratura, ornamenti dorati pennacchio, contreplats e guardie pettinati di carta, dorate netta sui tagli, roulette d'oro sulle copertine, testa dorata su brochure, caso allineato con bordeaux dolore, contemporaneo di legame, probabilmente da parte dell'editore. esemplare molto rare e belle perfettamente stabiliti tempo legatoria. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires sur vergé de Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 10 Chine. Reliure en plein chagrin bordeaux, dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, double filet doré en encadrement des plats, fleurons dorés en écoinçon, contreplats et gardes de papier peigné, filet doré sur les coupes, roulette dorée sur les coiffes, tête dorée sur brochure, étui bordé de chagrin bordeaux, reliure de l'époque, probablement de l'éditeur. Très rare et bel exemplaire parfaitement établi en reliure du temps.

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        The Common Law, First Edition, Boston, 1881.

      1881 - First Edition of The Common Law in a Handsome Clamshell Box Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr. [1841-1935]. The Common Law. Boston: Little, Brown, And Company, 1881. [i]-xvi, 422 pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/4"). Original maroon pebbled cloth, blind double frames to boards, gilt title to spine, triple gilt rules at spine ends. Light rubbing to boards, early repairs (?) to a few tiny scuffs on rear board, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, which are bumped, front hinge partially cracked. Light toning to text, finger smudges to a few leaves. Book housed in recent quarter morocco clamshell box with marbled boards, gilt edged raised bands and gilt title to spine. An appealing copy in a handsome box. * First edition, presumed first issue (two-line printer statement at foot of the title page, verso, reading "University Press:/ John Wilson and Son, Cambridge and a one-line statement to foot of p. 422 reading "University Press: John Wilson & Son, Cambridge"). As Friedman points out, "The Common Law was easily the most distinguished book on law by an American published between 1850 and 1900." In contrast to earlier Anglo-American jurists, and the reigning positivist ethos of the nineteenth century, Holmes proposed that the law was not a science founded on abstract principles but a body of practices that responded to particular situations. This functionalist interpretation led to his radical conclusion that law was not discovered, but invented. This radical theme is announced at the beginning of Lecture I: "The life of the law has not been logic: it has been experience" (1). Winfield observes that Holmes's "brilliant exposition, as effective on English scholarship and legal thinking as on American, of the true nature of law both as a development from the past and an organism of the present, blew fresh air into lawyer's minds encrusted with Blackstone and Kent." It went on to become a decisive influence on sociological jurisprudence, legal realism and the general development of Anglo-American law in the twentieth century. Luttrell, "Oliver Wendell Holmes and The Common Law," Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., Rare and Unusual Law Books, Catalogue Fourteen 2. Friedman, A History of American Law 544. Winfield, Chief Sources of English [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Giant Raft ( Part I): Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1881. viii+244+[32 ad dated January 1881] pages with two title, one pictorial, illustrations. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt and black lettering to spine with pictorial and pictorial black embossed pictorial cover, page ends in gilt. Translated by W J Gordon. (Gallagher, Mistichelli and Van Erde A 50) First British edition.Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (French: La Jangada - Huit Cents lieues sur l'Amazone) is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1881. It has also been published as The Giant Raft. Unlike many of his other novels, this story does not have any science fiction elements. It is an adventure novel. This novel involves how Joam Garral, a ranch owner who lives near the Peruvian-Brazilian border on the Amazon River, is forced to travel down-stream when his past catches up with him. Most of the novel is situated on a large jangada (a Brazilian timber raft) that is used by Garral and his family to float to Belém at the river's mouth. Many aspects of the raft, scenery, and journey are described in detail. Joam Garral grants his daughter's wish to travel to Belém where she wants to marry Manuel Valdez in the presence of Manuel's invalid mother. The Garrals travel down the Amazon River using a giant timber raft. At Belém, Joam plans to restore his good name, as he is still wanted in Brazil for a crime he did not perpetrate. A scoundrel named Torres offers Joam absolute proof of Joam's innocence but the price that Torres wants for this information is to marry Joam's daughter, which is inconceivable to Joam. The proof lies in an encrypted letter that will exonerate Garral. When Torres is killed, the Garral family must race to decode the letter before Joam is executed.Condition:Recased occasional spotting, spine dulled, some occasional finger to pages, corners gently bumped else a very good copy.

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        Uncle Remus - first issue in the brown binding

      Appleton, 1881 A first edition, first printing published by Appleton in 1881. First issue with "presumptive" on the last line of page 9 and the advertisements on p. [233] beginning "New Books. Treatise on the Practice of Medicine . . . ". There is no mention of the book in the adverts. The book in bound in brown loth with gilt titling and the rabbit smoking a pipe to the front board. A very good book with one small tear to the title page. Some light staining to the rear board. Some wear and tear to the corners. One name to the butterfly patterned endpapers. A very good copy of a rare and iconic US first edition.

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        Dr. Wortle's School. A Novel.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1881. 2 vols, 8vo, original black- and gilt-stamped grey-green cloth, gilt lettering. ¶ One of Trollope's last novels, a story partly set in St. Louis, Texas and Mexico, about an unintentionally bigamous marriage. Cloth a little soiled; a few small stains on the upper board of volume one; an unusually nice copy of an uncommon title.

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        The Chess Monthly

      London: Jas Wade, 1881-1882. iv+380 pages with illustrations, diagrams, tables, and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in quarter black leather with gilt lettering to spine and blue marbled boards. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume III (3). (Betts: 7-25). First edition.The Chess Monthly of Great Britain was one of the first to give properly annotated games. The principal editor, Leopold Hoffer, was helped enormously by having J H Zukertort as co-editor until his death in 1888. There were four regular sections: news, annotated games, problems and endgames. In addition, Hoffer carried on a profoundly bitter feud with his one-time benefactor, Steinitz. This publication should not be confused with The Chess Monthly published in the United States which was short lived from 1857-1862 and edited by Fiske and Morphy.Dino Ruggieri was born in, Pigüé a small city in the Buenos Aires province, October 22, 1921. His parents were both Italians, natives of Porto D'Ascoli. In their early years in Argentina, the Ruggieri’s family lived in the country, located about 45 miles from Pigüé. The family was engaged in agriculture. When Ruggieri was 8, his father purchased a home in Pigüé, where he lived until 2008. In 1938 he was involved in an accident and he was transferred to Buenos Aires for recovery. This was the beginning of his hobby of chess, both as a player over the board and by correspondence, but as well as a major collector of chess materials. After his recovery he became a prominent local chess player and very good representative in postal chess, where he represented Argentina in matches against Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and other countries. He was using the correspondence with his rivals to offer exchanges. Ruggieri was related to Mr Niemeijer and soon began exchanging materials and making important purchases. He also had frequent contacts with Gregorio Lastra, Normando Ivaldi, Gaspar Soria and Carlos De Veyga, all known collectors of chess. He died in 2009 in 2009 at the age of 88.Condition:Corners bumped, some foxing else a very good copy of a scarce item.

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        The Poetical Works. Illustrated.

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1881. 2 volumes; 4to., (302 x 230mm). Beautiful in publisher's embossed brown full morocco with gilt titles to spines and uppers, all edges gilt, marbled boards. Generously decorated throughout with full page and in-text illustrations. A superb set.

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        The Beautiful Wretch, The Four MacNicols, The Pupil of Aurelius. Three stories, in three volumes. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.

      Macmillan & Co. 1881 Half titles, 32pp cata. (April 1881) vol. I, final ad. leaf vol. III. Untrimmed in orig. dark blue sand-grained cloth, spines lettered in gilt, boards blocked with triple-ruled borders in black. A FINE copy.Sadleir 211; Wolff 491. As Sadleir notes, only the half title in the third volume bears all three titles.

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        Das Riesengebirge in Wort und Bild. 4 Bde. 18 Jhge. Fachblatt für die Gesammtkunde des Riesengebirges und der angrenzenden Gebiete.

      Marschendorf/Trautenau: Gebirgsverein für Böhmen; 1881-1898. 28,5 cm. (1. Jhg.) 74 S.; (2. Jhg.) 104 S.; (3. Jhg.) 82 S.; (4. Jhg.) 74 S.; (5.Jhg.) 106 S.; (6. Jhg.) 120 S.; (7. Jhg.) 124 S.; (8. Jhg.) 140 S.; (9. Jhg.) 156; (10. Jhg.) 80; (11. Jhg.) 48, 36; (12. Jhg.) 76; (13. Jhg.) 32, 32; (14. Jhg.) 80 S.; (15. Jhg.) 60 S.; (16. Jhg.) 74 S.; (17. Jhg.) 76 S.; (18. Jhg.) 54 S., zahlr. Abb, Tafeln u. Faltktn., Anzeigenteil.Dekoratives HLdr. d. Zt. mit vier unechten Bünden und Goldprägung. - Einbde. etw. berieben u. min. beschabt. Kanten etw. bestoßen. Vors. vorne u. hinten Ränder altersbed. etw. gebräunt. S. min. knickspurig. Wenige Bleiverm. i. Txt. Sonst sehr gut. Der Österreichische Riesengebirgsverein wurde im Jahre 1880 von Eduard Rudolf Petrak gegründet und gab von 1881 bis 1898 die Zeitschrift \"Das Riesengebirge in Wort und Bild\" heraus. Publiziert wurden fächer- und disziplinübergreifende Artikel und Arbeiten, die sich schwerpunktmäßig mit dem Riesengebirge auseinandersetzen. So finden sich neben Bekanntmachungen des Vereins sowohl historische, literarische, geologische und meteorologische Beiträge in den Blättern. - Die Zeitschfriten wurden von der Buchbinderei Raimund Kosel zu Braunau gebunden. - Beiliegend: Dreiteiliger Zeitungsartikel \"Zur Rübezahlsage.\" von Dr. P. Regell, der 1894 in der Schlesischen Zeitung publiziert wurde, sowie \"Die Freiherren von Silberstein. Ein Lebensbild dieses Geschlechtes und der Ursprung des Stiftungs-Vermögens\", von Johann Rindt, Arnau, Teil 1 + 2. (alles). - Ebenfalls beiliegend: Hs. Inhaltsverzeichnis \"in folkloristischer Beziehung\" (48 S.; Briefkopf auf jeder Seite: J. U. Dr. Eduard Langer, Advocat in Prag, Herrengasse Nr. 10). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Kultur, Österreich, Liechtenstein, Publizistik

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        News of the Camp


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        La maison Tellier

      First edition, one of 25 copies on Holland, only two major papers with China. Binding Jansenist in full red morocco, spine with four nerves, framing a gold band on contreplats tan morocco leather, silk moiré tan guards, gilt edges, cover and spine preserved, minute traces of friction without gravity on the lower corners elegant binding signed Georges Crette. Sending the author, the name of the dedicatee was deleted. Nice copy, with all margins, the masterpiece of Guy de Maupassant well established in a doubled binding Georges Crette. Victor Havard Paris 1881 14x19,5cm relié

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        Los caprichos Madrid


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        Der Naturfreund

      oder naturgeschichtliche Unterhaltungen. Neu aufgelegt und fortgesetzt von C. F. Stuckart. Erster Band, mit illuminirten Abbildungen. Mit 52 handkolorierten Kupferstichen auf Tafeln. Marmorierter Pappband mit Leinenrücken neueren Datums. Mit einer Widmung von 1881 auf dem vorderen Vorsatz. Vorderes Vorsatzblatt entnommen. Sehr schlichter Einband stärker berieben und bestoßen, besonders die Ecken. Innen ABER bis auf einige wenige Flecken gut! - Interessanter Band mit sehr schönen Kupferstichen von Pflanzen, Vögeln, Fischen und Kleinsäugern. Neuauflage von: "Der Naturfreund oder Beiträge zur Schlesischen Naturgeschichte".(Nissen, ZBl 1290). MwSt 7% Wenn Sie weitere Bilder wünschen, schreiben Sie uns eine Email, wir schicken Ihnen dann die gewünschten Motive zu.

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        Bouvard et Pécuchet

      First edition, one of 50 copies on vergé de Hollande, the only large paper copies (apart from 10 on China).Contemporary dark red shagreen, probably publisher's original, spine in six compartments with gilt fleurons, covers with double gilt fillet frame and gilt fleurons to corners, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, gilt fillet to edge of covers, gilt roulette to headpieces, top edge gilt, slipcase edged in dark red shagreen.  A very rare and very good copy in a perfectly matched contemporary binding. Alphonse Lemerre 1881 12x18,5cm relié

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        Camées artistiques, 1881, deuxième année complète, du numéro 53 à 104

      Camées artistiques. Originale.binding Edition percaline half black, smooth back cover pages of handmade paper, contemporary binding, beautiful artistic exemplaire.Camées is a weekly newspaper published on Saturday, each issue 4 pages folio with portrait Woodburytype fox (12 x 8.5 cm) stuck in a frame at the center of the first page with portraits and biographies of celebrities contemporaines.Numéros devoted to Paul Baudry (Photo Mulnier), Marie Van Zandt (Benque), Alphonse de Neuville ( Mulnier), Blanche Barretta (Nadar), quotation mark (Dagron) Leonid Leblanc (Benque) Henner (Dagron), Christine Nilsson (Benque) Mihaly Munkacsy (Dagron), Marie Lamare (Dagron), Jean-Baptiste Auguste Clesinger (Ladrey ), Louise Massin (Benque), Charles Nicot (Carjat), Blanche Pierson (Nadar), Charles Garnier (Mieczkowski), Marie Lawrence (Nadar), Slash (Carjat), Elisa Piron (Benque), Adolphe Duchesne (Dagron), Elisabeth January (Benque), Frédéric Febvre (Nadar), Edith Ploux (Mulnier), Louis Morlet (Benque), Naomi Vernon (Benque), Dumaine (Pierre Petit) Aedile Riquer (Walery) Jospeh -François Dailly (Benque), Conchita Jélabert (Liebert), Auguste Dubulle (Dagron), Marguerite Ugalde (Franck Chalot) Berthelier (Liebert), Theresa (Liebert), Adolphe Dupuis (Franck Chalot) Desclauzas (Franck Chalot) Capoul (Liebert), Esther Chevalier (Franck chalot) Lucien Fugere (Frank Chalot), Gabrielle Tholer (Franck Chalot) Lhéritier (Franck Chalot), Alice Queen (Benque), Victor Maurel (Liebert), Louise Thuillier (Franck Chalot), Alexandre Taskin (Franck Chalot) Raphaële Sisos (Franck Chalot) Laray Carjat), Ms. Pasca (Benque) Milher (Franck Chalot), Clementine Jouassain (walery), Emile Bertin (Franck Chalot), Marie Bergé (Franck Chalot), Ernest Guiraud (Franck Chalot), Marie montbazon (Franck Chalot) --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Camées artistiques Paris s.d. (1881) 28,5x38cm relié

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        Nordland-Fahrten [Nordlandfahrten / Nordland=Fahrten]. Band I: Malerische Wanderungen durch Norwegen, Schweden, Irland und Schottland / Band II: Malerische Wanderungen durch England und Wales / Band III: Malerische Wanderungen durch England und die Kanalinseln / Band IV: Malerische Wanderungen durch Holland und Dänemark. Illustriert durch viele Holzschnitte nach Originalzeichnungen der bewährten Künstler.

      Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn,, 1881. Vier Bände (vollständig). Leipzig, Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn, [1881 - 1882]. Folio. VIII, 192 / VIII, 238, [2] / VIII, 240 / IV, 228 Seiten / pages. Original Hardcover. Sehr dekorative, reich und aufwendig verzierte Ganzleinenbände. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. / Außergewöhnlich gut erhaltene Ausgabe. In diesem Zustand ein wunderbares Erlebnis und ganz selten ! With 31 views of Norway, 6 views of Sweden, 34 illustrations of Ireland, 38 views of Scotland (With a beautiful Steelengraving of Edinburgh "From Calton Hill"). The second volume has 101 views of England and 40 of Wales. The third volume contains112 views of England and 19 illustrations on the Channel Islands. The fourth volume has 53 views of Holland and 29 views of Denmark. n

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        To Mount Browne and Back, or Moses and Me.

      Adelaide: Advertiser Print, 1881. Octavo, [iv], 32, [iv] pp., eight lithographed plates after Herbert Woodhouse or Arthur Esam; original pink pictorial wrappers. This delightful and rare illustrated work is an account of the author's trip from Adelaide to Mount Browne. The Introduction remarks that 'interest has been evoked of late by the discovery of alluvial gold in a district lying near the South Australian border, but which is to two-thirds of the community an utterly unknown land'.Johnson, an Adelaide journalist, recounts with much humour his cross-country journey on his horse Mr Moses and provides a detailed and human view of country life en route and conditions on an Australian goldfield.Mount Browne was named and first described by the explorer Charles Sturt who travelled in the region in 1845. Johnson crossed Sturt's route at Depot Glen 'close to where gold was first found in the Grey Ranges... at the Glen there may yet be seen the fragments that remain of the boat the explorer carried with him, wherein to cross the mythical inland sea of Central Australia... ' (p. 16).The eight full-page engravings together with the cover illustration are the work of two of the leading illustrators of the period, Herbert Woodhouse and Arthur Esam. Herbert Woodhouse was a member of the most famous family of sporting artists in nineteenth-century Australia. He moved to South Australia in 1880 and regularly exhibited in exhibitions both overseas and interstate.An ephemeral and rare goldfields work: this copy is in excellent original condition, complete with the many engraved advertisements. Slight wear to head of spine, but a very good copy.

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        The Black Robe.

      London, Chatto and Windus. 1881. First Editions. 3 Volumes. 8vo. Bound in old full tan calf by Riviere, recently respined to style with burgundy and black title labels. Minor edgewear, strong handsome bindngs. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers, gilt inner dentelles. Lower right corner missing to flyleaf volume ii. Half title lacking from volume 1 but present in the other 2 volumes. Volume I with crack to title page guttering. All volumes internally clean and fresh. A handsome set. The Black Robe relates the misadventures of Lewis Romayne, and was also controversial for its perceived anti-Catholic bias.

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        Les quatre vents de l'esprit

      Jules Hetzel & A. Quantin. First edition on current paper.Binders half sheepskin fir back with four nerves purposes set with ornate golden dotted double gilt, few traces of minor friction on the back, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper to the tank, a small tear in foot of a slice, bottom corners bumped, bindings of the time.Precious autograph dedication signed by the author to her maid Virginia.Few minor foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Jules Hetzel & A. Quantin Paris 1881 14,5x23cm 2 volumes reliés

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        The Common Law

      Little, Brown and Company. First edition, second issue of Holmes' tour de force, described by Professor Howe as "an originating venture", crediting Holmes as "the first of the English and American lawyers to attempt something like a full-scale study of the common law". Original russet cloth, gilt, showing some wear, former gift inscriptions, else a good clean copy. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1881.

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        Libro de Estampas Para Compradores de Jugueteria [Our translation: A Picture Book for Toy Buyers, or a stab at German: Ein Bilderbuch fur Spielzeugkunden]

      Visually exciting German toy promotion issued in conjunction with the Leipzig trade fair (la Feria de Leipzig in Spanish, die Leipzige Messe in German). N.d., but late 1920s or early 1930s, based on the clothing, the bobbed hairstyles of the girls, and a general sense of the graphics. Oblong, 15 by 21 cm. Unpaginated, 32 pages, plus wraps. Virtually every page has a color illustration, not quite photo-like (think claymation), and a smaller sepia toned vignette accompanying the text which touts the virtues of German-made toys, not the least because of their educational value. Germany was at the time the foremost manufacturing source of toys, and Leipzig has a long history as a leading center for trade fairs, stretching back seven centuries. It remains to this day an important location for trade fairs. Louis Erich Gruner (1881-1966), who did the whimsical cover illustration, was a painter, graphic artist, caricaturist and book illustrator from Leipzig. We do not know who was responsible for the two sets of interior illustrations -- the color or sepia series -- both of which are stylistically very different from the cover art and also from each other. Scarce, with the only copy located on OCLC First Search at the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut. We endeavored also to locate copies in other languages, based on the assumption that the same promotion would have been translated into French, English, etc., to no avail. Granted, to find translations required some guesswork regarding the title, etc., and so we expect we missed such copies.

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        Revised Laws of Lawn-Tennis, as adopted by the Marylebone Cricket Club, and the All England Croquet and Lawn-Tennis Club.

      Horace Cox, "The Field" Office. 1881 'Fourth Edition' on front wrapper. 8pp ads, 18pp, 10pp ads. Orig. yellow printed wraps, with ads; marked & a little worn, spine repaired. 'Price Sixpence.'Copac records Cambridge as holding copies of the Laws from 1882-1888 inclusive & the BL 1877-1888; Oxford has copies of the 1876, 1878 and 1880 editions. This fourth edition is only in the BL. It lists 40 laws in three sections: The Single-handed Game; Odds; The Three and Four-handed Game. In 1875, the MCC tennis and racquets sub-committee drafted the first laws of Lawn-Tennis. The first major championship for men played to the Laws was held at the All-England Club at Wimbledon in 1877 - the world's first official lawn tennis tournament. The sporting magazine, The Field

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        Brentano's Chess Monthly

      New York: Brentano Bros Publication, 1881-1882. One volume in two parts. viii+308 pages with color frontispiece chess problem, black and white frontispiece chess problems, tables, diagrams, drawings and index; [309]-644 pages with color frontispiece problems in front of each number, tables and drawings. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 7") bound in brown modern cloth with gilt lettering to spine. G Reichelm was the editor of the "Game Department"; J N Babson editor of the "Problem Section". Art work and drawings by R. Halm. (Betts: 7-28) First edition.Preceded by Brentano's Monthly which had a chess column in the monthly magazine. Started in May 1881 and was issued in two volumes, volume one May 1881 through April 1881; volume two May 1882 numbers 1 and 2 and 3 together (August-September 1882) all published. This wonderful publication had great art work by R Halm with many of the prominent players of the day. The beautiful color problem plates were contained in most of the numbers issued and the problem department was very creative with many of the best known composers represented. It contained chess news from Europe and would have articles on chess history and covered the tournaments of the day.Condition:Rebound in modern brown cloth, some internal fingering, closed tear at page 541/2, some occasional small marginal markings, previous owner's name on front end papers else a very good set.

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      1881 - A Tale for Young People of All Ages. With One Hundred and Ninety Illustrations. London: Chatto & Windus, 1881. 32 pp ads dated Nov 1881. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black. First Edition of Twain's historical tale for the young. During the last years of Henry VIII's reign, a prince finds a pauper who looks exactly like him and persuades him to exchange clothes -- at which time the prince is chased from the palace, is forced to live as a pauper, and experiences first-hand the wretchedness of the poor and the cruelty of the law.~The London edition was intentionally published before the American edition, for copyright purposes; it was published in late November 1881, followed quickly by (or perhaps simultaneous with) the Montreal edition, both of which were followed by the (1882-dated) Boston edition in mid-to-late December. This English edition is much scarcer than the American edition, perhaps because it came out during the brief period when flourished the ill-conceived idea of binding leaves with staples; said staples quickly proved to do the job miserably, so by the mid-1880s binders reverted to using string.~This copy has the primary ad catalogue dated November 1881, and is in near-fine condition (minor darkening of the spine, volume slightly askew as usual for this 400-page volume); there is light damage to the gutter between pages 176 and 177, the result of the aforementioned stapled gatherings. The original patterned endpapers are clean and intact (remarkable for such a hefty book); the front free one has an early gift inscription (son to father, December 1882). McBride pp 70-72; Blanck 3396. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Guest Book.

      4to. Bound in full reddish-brown niger morocco, stamp-signed in gilt with the W.H. Smith & Son monogram on rear turn-in, sides with gilt-ruled borders and small embellishments, gilt lettering at the head of the upper cover ("We should a guest love while he loves to stay / And when he likes not give him loving way"), smooth spine with ruled border and title ("Guest Book") in gilt, green cloth endpapers, top edges gilt; a very nice copy, contained in the original hinged wooden box with W.H. Smith & Son's printed label. A very handsome guest book, blank save for the first page which has twelve names and addresses entered in ink. These include the wood-engraver and teacher of wood-engraving, Noel Rooke (1881-1953) whose pupils included Vivien Gribble, Robert Gibbings, John Farleigh, and Clare Leighton. Also with the signatures of Robert Ashwin Maynard (1888-1966), wood-engraver and first Controller of the Gregynog Press (later joint owner of the Raven Press), and Theo D.A. Cockerell (1866-1948), a noted scientist and a teacher at the University of Colorado. He was the elder brother of Sir Sydney Cockerell. Douglas Cockerell (1870-1945), master bookbinder and an important figure in the Arts and Crafts movement. He started his own bindery in 1898 in Denmark Street in London, and after a number of moves he finally settled in Letchworth where he worked with his son Sydney until his death. He was in charge of W.H. Smith & Sons bindery from 1905 to 1914. His Bookbinding and the Care of Books is still a standard text book.

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        Prout's Microcosm, The Artist's Sketch-Book of Figures, Shipping and Other Picturesque Objects

      London: James Rimell and Son, 1881. Folio, with a suite of 24 tinted lithographs, some foxing; a very good copy bound in original dark blue cloth, small worm hole to front board, gilt. An attractive copy of this increasingly rare book of illustrations by Samuel Prout, an important and influential English artist, the uncle of John Skinner Prout. His early works included romantic landscapes of Devon and marine scenery. His landscape depictions were of ovbious influence to his nephew, Australian water colourist Skinner Prout. This work of Samuel Prout exemplifies his concern with technical aspects of artistry and this is known to be one of his more influential works.This "New edition" of one of Prout's popular books for learners containing an introduction by the early lithographer entitled "On the Importance of Figures" which technically describes the devices used in drawing figures within a setting. A series of 24 plates follow, which engage in an exploration of the human figure in the every day scene. Many compositions depicting groups of people in town scenes engaged in commonplace activities. The prints demonstrate Prout's keen eye for architecture and it was here, in his illustrations of continental scenery, that it is said Prout found his niche.First published in 1841, both editions of this work are now of some scarcity.

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        La maison à vapeur. Voyage à travers l'Inde Septentrionnal

      Première édition illustrée de 101 dessin par Benett dont un frontispice gravé par Meaulle, et 2 cartes pleine page. Catalogue AL. pour l'année 1881.Cartonnage aux deux éléphants à la rare couleur havane. Second plat de type Lenègre b, conforme à la description de Jauzac. Tranches dorées.Belle première plaque. Coins légèrement frottées et courbés. spine bien net, mais spine-end inférieure un brin élimée avec frottement. spine-end de tête frottée. Second plat assez bien, avec petites taches brunes sur quelques centimètres. Un coin taché, eau ou vernis. 3 feuillets légèrement ressortis. Rousseurs éparses. Dans l'ensemble bel exemplaire. Hetzel Paris 1880 Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm) relié

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        Sketch of Explorations by the late John M'Kinlay in the Interior of Australia, 1861-2. Being a paper read before the Cowal Society, Oct. 28, 1878...

      Glasgow: Aird & Coghill for the Cowal Society, 1881. Small slim octavo, 48 pages, portrait frontispiece and decorated title page, full page map, occasional vignettes, cloth a little rubbed at extremities otherwise a fine fresh copy. An exceptionally rare Australian exploration title.McKinlay led the South Australian Burke and Wills Relief Expedition, which went on to explore north of Lake Eyre, missed its appointment with a ship at the Gulf of Carpentaria, and finally made it to Port Denison. This particular account was published some twenty years later, after his death, by the Glasgow society of which he had been president.Ferguson could record only a single private copy of this important inland exploration account, and a single institutional copy (State Library of Victoria), while noting that the Mitchell and National Libraries both hold facsimiles. Wantrup could cite only the sale of the Glover copy in 1970, and another copy which changed hands privately in 1976. He points out that it is 'of quite notable rarity... Only a few collectors will ever have the opportunity to purchase a copy'.

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        Documents littéraires

      Charpentier. 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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        Vaterländische Geschichten und Denkwürdigkeiten der Vorzeit

      der Lande Braunschweig und Hannover.1.-3.Theil.2.Aufl. gr8. 1.Theil:Braunschweig. 512 S., 2.Theil: Hannover. 516 S., 3.Theil: Hannover, Hansestädte etc.468 S. alle mit zahlr.Illustrationen. 3 Bände. Wagner's Hof-Buchhandlung. Braunschweig. 1881. Guter Zustand/Good condition. Halbleder/Hardcover. Sprache: deutsch/german.

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        Signed autograph manuscript, being the original draft version with corrections, of a letter by Pasteur to the Hungarian ambassador in Paris on the methods of inoculation using his anthrax vaccine, but also documenting Pasteur's determination to maintain the technical monopoly of his Institut over the production and mass distribution of the vaccine.

      Paris: 4 October 1881. I hasten to reply to the letter in which you ask me to authorize M. Thuillier to proceed with the complete preparation of the vaccine before the commission formed to witness experiments with vaccinations. This preparation is fairly simple in theory. I published it in the report of the Académie des Sciences de Paris. Its application takes a lot of time and is very expensive if one is to attain absolute certainty. But to ensure its full value, a lot of time and even expense are required. One has daily to test, so to speak, the state of the virulent anthrax parasite as it progressively changes, and this testing can be achieved only by means of inoculations practised on animals, and finally on a large enough number of sheep. Mr. Thuillier will absolutely not have the time to carry out this study. Furthermore, allow me to point out the fact that out of caution and so as not to compromise the success of a method which is tricky, to say the least, I wish very much that, for at least a year, any vaccine used by sheep or livestock breeders be prepared by me or under my immediate supervision. Moreover, I am presently setting up a sort of factory. I already have no less than two hectolitres of liquid ready to be transformed into vaccine. Next spring I will be able to send tubes filled with vaccine liquid far away, at the very modest cost price, or more or less. Permit me to add that, after France, Hungary will be the preferred nation. If the practice of vaccination spreads more and more as I hope it will, I will be able to deliver all the vaccine requested only little by little. A factory could be created in Hungary and I would be the first to guarantee its success by giving the most precise instructions. For the moment, it is necessary to persuade farmers and large landowners of the advantages of the method. I hope that the experiment M. Thuillier has performed under your auspices will soon arrive at this result. I will not finish this letter, M. Minister, without thanking Your Excellency for the kindness with which you received M. Thuillier, and I ask you to please accept the homage of my profound respect. In the 1870s, anthrax was a major epidemic that plagued farmers throughout Europe. According to Pasteur, estimates of the annual loss to French agriculture from anthrax ranged from 20 to 30 million francs. In addition, the disease was also often fatal to humans. In 1876, Robert Koch had shown that anthrax was caused by a rod-shaped bacterium. By that time Pasteur was 54 years old and already internationally famous for his work on fermentation, silkworm diseases and spontaneous generation. After hearing about Koch's work he began intensively experimenting with B. anthracis, with his goal nothing less than harnessing and controlling its killing power. Pasteur had created a successful vaccine against chicken cholera by exposing the cultures to the air for long periods - this was the world's first artificially produced vaccine (Jenner's smallpox vaccine had been based on naturally-occurring cowpox). Along with his assistants Emile Roux, Charles Chamberland and Louis Thuillier, he now set out to do the same thing for anthrax. In May 1881, Pasteur performed a famous public experiment at Pouilly-le-Fort to demonstrate the effectiveness of his anthrax vaccine. He prepared two groups of 25 sheep, one goat and several cows. The animals of one group were twice injected, with an interval of 15 days, with an anthrax vaccine prepared by Pasteur; a control group was left unvaccinated. Thirty days after the first injection, both groups were injected with a culture of live anthrax bacteria. All the animals in the non-vaccinated group died, while all of the animals in the vaccinated group survived. This sensational success led to huge demand for the vaccine and it was not long before inquiries came from abroad. Yet Pasteur was determined to keep sole control over his process and insisted that all vaccine cultures be prepared in his laboratory. "In 1881, anthrax vaccine trials were performed on the livestock of two major landowners in Hungary. In this case, Pasteur sent his assistant Thuillier to vaccinate the animals. Baron Kemeny, the Austro-Hungarian minister for agriculture, trade, and industry asked Pasteur to authorize his assistant to 'perform the full preparation of the vaccine in front of the commission set up to witness the experiments', but Pasteur refused. The arguments Pasteur offered to support his refusal justified his laboratory's technical monopoly over the preparation of the vaccine, at least during the initial phase of development. "First, Pasteur emphasized the importance of the laboratory know-how necessary for the preparation of the vaccine, as well as the time and cost involved in developing it: This preparation is fairly simple in theory. I published it in the report of the Académie des Sciences de Paris. Its application takes a lot of time and is very expensive if one is to attain absolute certainty. But to ensure its full value, a lot of time and even expense are required. One has daily to test, so to speak, the state of the virulent anthrax parasite as it progressively changes, and this testing can be achieved only by means of inoculations practised on animals, and finally on a large enough number of sheep. "Apart from knowledge concerning the principle of attenuation, Pasteur revealed the importance of the system for measuring and verifying virulence, which made it possible to establish a scale of virulence for the different cultures and to determine the appropriate virulence ratio between the first and the second vaccines needed to produce immunity... The time required for the attenuation of microbes and the setting up of such measurement procedures would, according to Pasteur, exceed his assistant's mission: Mr. Thuillier will absolutely not have the time to carry out this study. Since the vaccine preparation method was still not perfectly stable, it had to remain under the inventors' control so that they could perfect the procedure. "Pasteur also justified his refusal to transfer the production of the vaccine out of a concern for the quality and reputation of the anthrax vaccine: Furthermore, allow me to point out the fact that out of caution and so as not to compromise the success of a method which is tricky, to say the least, I wish very much that, for at least a year, any vaccine used by sheep or livestock breeders be prepared by me or under my immediate supervision. Bad preparations could ruin the career of the anthrax vaccine since the principle of vaccination was still a highly controversial issue. Before considering diversifying the sites of vaccine production, it was first necessary to consolidate and extend the network that was promoting the use of the vaccine: For the moment, it is necessary to persuade farmers and large landowners of the advantages of the method. "Pasteur had definite ideas for the industrial and commercial organization of vaccine production. Thus, he described the launching of his small industrial laboratory in these terms: Moreover, I am presently setting up a sort of factory. I already have no less than two hectolitres of liquid ready to be transformed into vaccine. Next spring I will be able to send tubes filled with vaccine liquid far away, at the very modest cost price, or more or less. His Paris laboratory was to mass-produce the vaccines that were to be sent out to other countries. He proposed a trade agreement: after France, Hungary will be the preferred nation. He then considered setting up a production laboratory in Hungary to cater for the expanding market. If the practice of vaccination spreads more and more as I hope it will, I will be able to deliver all the vaccine requested only little by little. A factory could be created in Hungary and I would be the first to guarantee its success by giving the most precise instructions. This last sentence confirms both the importance of the know-how that would be transferred in such a case, and Pasteur's refusal at that moment in time to share this know-how with the Hungarians. "This monopoly was supposed to be temporary, and Pasteur justified it with reference to the problems and risks involved in diffusing an emergent invention... He clearly intended limiting and controlling the extent of the network itself, despite pressing demands made on him to expand it. He was wary of counterfeiters and on several occasions reacted with suspicion when asked to give precise descriptions of his production methods, not only for the anthrax vaccine but for other preparations as well. Although his goal was not financial profit--he specified that the price of the vaccine would be close to the cost price--he was determined to maintain total control over the use and diffusion of his invention. Furthermore, the diffusion of this vaccine benefited from France's influence in Central and Eastern Europe. We know that Pasteur deliberately put several of his inventions at the service of France's economy and its expansionist agenda. However, if he agreed to divulge the production method of his vaccine to the Hungarians, he would lose his control over the diffusion of his invention in the region and would thus hand the exploitation of that particular market over to the Hungarian producer" (Cassier, pp. 730-1). DSB X: 392-8; Patrice Debré, Louis Pasteur (1998) (especially chapters 11 & 14). Maurice Cassier, 'Appropriation and commercialization of the Pasteur anthrax vaccine,' Stud. Hist. Phil. Biol. & Biomed. Sci. 36 (2005) 722-42. Autograph letter signed ("L. Pasteur"), in French, Paris, 4 October 1881, to Baron de Kemeny, the Hungarian ambassador in Paris, who had asked Pasteur to give his country the anthrax vaccine. Two pages (273 x 210 mm). Cassier quotes a copy of the present letter in the archives of the Institut Pasteur. That is presumably the copy sent to Baron de Kemeny, the offered letter, which has several corrections and deletions, being the draft version retained by Pasteur for his own records.

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        Bibliotheca Sunderlandiana. Sale Catalogue of the truly important and very extensive Library of Printed Books Known as the Sunderland or Blenheim Library comprising a Remarkable Collection of the Greek and Classic Writers in First Early and Rare Editions. A Large Series of Early Printed Bibles and Testaments in Various Languages. ADDED: The Following Books & Manuscripts (overlooked during the compilation of the Catalogue [...] BOUND WITH: Catalogue of Rare & Valuable Books Returned Imperfect from the sale of the Sunderland Library (both sales: June 1, 1883).

      London: Puttick and Simpson, 1881-1883. FIRST EDITION. Very good antiquarian condition. Large 8vo. Together 3 vols. in 2. Ad 1: Five parts in one volume, without the list of buyers' names and prices realized: viii, 1037, [1] pp., partially uncut, with many gatherings unopened. Bound in contemporary red half roan, refurbished (front endleaves a little chipped). Ad 2-3: [2], [1041]-1042 pp., 7 lots lettered A-G; [2], [1043]-1058 pp., 179 lots (edges frayed and a little brittle). Attractively bound in recent sympathetic wrappers, title in MS on upper cover. From the library of Robert Hoe. "The great library of Charles Spencer, third Earl of Sunderland, contained only a few manuscripts and some 20,000 printed books... Baron James de Rothschild, of Paris, actually considered the purchase of the whole library when he suddenly died, and negotiations fell through. Lord Crawford was also tempted and Bernard Quaritch actually tried to raise the money but failed. The library was therefore sold by auction in five memorable sales, 1881-1883, the 13,858 lots of which brought the enormous sum of £56,581, about £33,000 being the share of Bernard Quaritch" (Seymour de Ricci, English Book Collectors, pp. 38-40). The Sunderland library, which had been removed to Blenheim Palace, was sold by order of the 7th Duke of Marlborough, who was in severe financial distress. In 1880 the 7th Duke was forced to petition Parliament to break the protective entail on the Palace and its contents. This was achieved under the Blenheim Settled Estates Act of 1880, and the door was opened for wholesale dispersal of Blenheim and its contents. The first victim was the great Sunderland Library, the fullest record of its contents being recorded in the present catalogue. The first owner of our copy was Robert Hoe (1839-1909), founder of the Grolier Club and one of the most important book collectors of all time, American or otherwise. Hoe made a fortune as an inventor and manufacturer of printing equipment; his vast wealth allowed him to form an astounding library of 14,588 rare books and manuscripts which was disbursed in four sales between 1911-1912, realizing the astronomical sum of $1,932,056 - an incredible sum that was not surpassed for decades. Hoe owned a number of fabulous books from the Sunderland library, including an illuminated copy of the "De Civitate Dei" (Venice: Joannes de Spira, 1470); an illuminated copy of Bouchet's "L'Amoureux transy sans espoir" (Paris: Antoine Verard, 1503) printed on vellum; the first edition of Cicero's "Rhetorica" (Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1470) printed on vellum; Pliny's "Historia Naturalis" (Venice: Jenson, 1472), printed on vellum and richly illuminated; the first edition of Quintilian's "Institutiones Oratoriae" (Rome: Lignamine, 1470) printed on vellum; Jean Grolier's copy of Castiglione's "Il Libro del Cortegiano" (Venice: Aldo Romano, 1528) here checked in pencil and with price realized GBP 85; the first edition of Bonifacius VIII "Liber Sextus Decretalium" (Mainz: Fust and Schoeffer, 1465) printed on vellum, etc., etc.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        FRIEDRICH WILHELM HEINE (1845 - 1921). Marktfrauen im Immenthal. An einer Mauer sitzende junge Frau mit ihren Körben, rechts im Hintergrund Häuserzeile, Marktstand, Herr mit Hut und Kutsche.

      - Aquarell, rechts unten monogr., bez. und dat. 2. März 1881, 50,5 x 37,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVI, S. 288. - Der Leipziger Maler und Illustrator studierte an der hiesigen Akademie, in Weimar und Dresden. Ab 1884 war er in Amerika und gründete in Milwaukee die "Heine Art School". Er trat besonders mit Schlachten-, Militär- und Jagddarstellungen hervor. Daß er auch "friedliche" Motive meisterhaft beherrschte, zeigt unser Aquarell. In zarten Farbabstufungen ist es mit Schwung und leichter Hand in impressionistischer Manier gemalt. - Rechts oben minimale Fleckchen, sonst wohl erhalten. Alt gerahmt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings the Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. First edition. about Fine. First printing with "presumptive" on page 9 and the correct ads in the back. (BAL 7100) A lovely, just about Fine copy of the book with bright gilt and clean boards. Slight wear at the spine ends and corners, a small wrinkle to the cloth on the rear board, otherwise in excellent condition. Housed in a custom slipcase with chemise. First published in 1881, Uncle Remus was a landmark collection of African American fables and oral tradition that was adapted and edited by Joel Chandler Harris. The work includes 185 tales, which are woven together through the character of Uncle Remus, an older ex-slave who tells the stories to a group of children. The stories were actually written in dialect and many of them center around the character of Br'er (Brother) Rabbit, a kind of clever trickster. Read widely, the book was extremely popular as many people had not been exposed to the tales, lifestyles, and ways of speaking that the book depicted. Mark Twain himself was a fan: "…in the matter of writing [the African-American dialect], he is the only master the country has produced." Despite its acclaim, the book has been somewhat controversial, with some questioning Harris' role in shaping the stories themselves. "But it is not merely as a collection of folk- lore that this book deserves notice. It is a valuable study of dialect…" (Contemporary review in The Dial). On both the Grolier Club's and Merle Johnson's lists for most important works of American literature. about Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Appleton's Journal (Periodical run, 1869-1881)

      D. Appleton, New York 1881 - 26 bound vols, most three-quarters leather with marbled papers, some with green cloth rebinding instead. A renowned literary journal from the late 19th century, requiring four feet of shelf space. The journal's subtitle varies from "of Literature, Science, and Art," to "a Monthly Miscellany of Popular Literature," to "a Magazine of General Literature." Definitely offers a variety of reading material from various authors, some whose names you will recognize. The first 15 volumes (1869-1876) are similarly bound in leather and numbered. Vol. 16 begins a "Series Two" of Vols. 1-11 (1876-1881). Half of these are rebound in green cloth; the other half have more original but well-worn and deteriorated bindings. In each case, the book block is still intact. Ranges from VG to F (Ex-library, some vols. are missing spine fabric, but all boards are present and for its age, this is a great set.) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, ABAA]
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