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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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        Autograph letter signed and autogr. note signed. Paris, 17. I. 1881 and undated.

      1881. 8vo and oblong 12mo. 1½ pages on bifolium (letter) and 1 p. (note). To an unnamed addressee, regretting not to have the possibility to put in a good word for him since he is neither part of a governmental nor an administrative authority, recommending to contact an association which is supporting amnesties, and sending some money.

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        Wanderung quer durch Afrika (2 Bände)

      Leipzig, Hirt & Sohn, 1881. - vom Atlantischen zum Indischen Ocean durch bisher größtentheils gänzlich unbekannte Länder, die Entdeckung der großen Nebenflüsse des Zambesi nach des Reisenden eigenen Schilderungen frei übersetzt von H.v. Wobeser. Mit 24 Tonbildern, über 100 Textholzschnitten, einer großen farbigen separaten Karte in 2 Teilen, 13 kleinen Karten, XIV, 352 Seiten; V, 334 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Halblederbände der Zeit, 23 x 12 cm, Einbände etwas berieben und bestossen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.. 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).

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        Chronik der Familie des Besitzers der Gastwirtschaft Gerichtskretscham in Schollwitz, Kreis Bolkenhain, Bezirk Liegnitz und weiterer benachbarter Familien von 1881 - 1947

      Ganzleinen, 8, 593 S., Beschreibung des lndlichen Lebens im Raum Schweidnitz, Waldenburg in Niederschlesien, Die Chronik wurde rckblickend vom Sohn des Gastwirtes von Weihnachten 1881 bis 27.1.1933 bzw. 22.4.1933. Ab 11.05.1947 gibt es aktuelle Nachtrge. Das Buch ist handschriftlich in gut lesbarer Stterlinschrift, teilweise mit mundartlichen Ausdrcken, geschrieben Stempel auf dem Vorsatzblatt, sonst guter Zustand

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        MILANO ALLA MANO 1881 (RONCHI)

      Milano, Stab. Litogr. di L. Ronchi Editore, 1881 Bella pianta di Milano in litografia a colori, più volte ripieg. (mm. 550 x 600, al vivo), legata a una copertina in cartoncino edit. figurato (porta litografata la facciata principale dell?Esposizione Nazionale) di mm. 195x126. Ben conservata.

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        Loire-Inférieure. Saint-Nazaire, son histoire, les découvertes du bassin de Penhouët, le Portus brivates des romains

      Nantes, Imprimerie Vincent Forest et Emile Grimaud, (1881). (1881), (1881), in-8, 46 pages, 7 planches dont 2 dépliantes et 2 cartes en couleurs, maroquin rouge, dos à faux nerfs et fleuronné, triple filet et dentelle en encadrement des plats, dentelle intérieure, doublures et gardes de moire rouge, tranches dorées [A. Barbier, Nantes], Figures dans le texte, dessinées par Th. Busnel d'après photographies de l'auteur. Ouvrage du nantais Georges Bastard (1851-1914), historien et publiciste, fondateur de la "Gazette illustrée", relatant l'histoire et le développement de Saint-Nazaire : l'auteur a dédicacé son travail à Ferdinand de Lesseps. Splendide reliure d'époque signée

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        [Autograph Quotation, Signed, and Autograph Letter, Signed]

      Cambridge, MA, 1881. Two pages, on two leaves of plain letter paper. Old mailing folds, manuscript with some offset along verso at one edge and tanning at two margins of recto (all from having been mounted at one time), letter has a few rust marks in right margin, otherwise very good. The quotation consists of the last four lines from Longfellow's poem, "A Psalm of Life," is signed in full at the conclusion, dated Feb. 18, 1881, and inscribed "For Edward W. Bok," presumably the then 18 year old future editor / publisher. The covering letter is addressed "Dear Sir," but inferentially the recipient was Bok's father, as Longfellow writes: "It gives me much pleasure to comply with your request. I enclose the autograph you desire for your son, and am Yours very truly, Henry W. Longfellow." Bok went to work for Henry Holt and Co. in 1882 (the year following this transaction), and eventually ascended in prominence as editor of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL.

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        L'oeuvre de Claude Bernard. Introduction par Mathias Duval

      VIII-384-[1] pages Paris, J.-B. Baillière, 1881, in-8, VIII-384-[1] pages, demi-toile verte postérieure, Édition originale, ornée d'un portrait-frontispice en photoglyptie de Claude Bernard. L'auteur de la Médecine expérimentale vu par Ernest Renan, Paul Bert et Armand Moreau ; table des matières contenues ans les

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1881 - 1881 Original Paperback Wisden with Facsimile Spine

      1881. Hi, This lot is an Original 1881 Wisden Paperback with facsimile spine. This is in Good to Very good condition, overall this is a very nice book, the things to note is that there is some foxing inthe book but it is not off putting, there are also cover touch ups to the edges and a new facsimile spine added. The covers are clean with name to the front cover in ink, other than the foxing internally it is very nice and tightly bound.

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        Als Eskimo unter den Eskimos - Eine Schilderung der Erlebnisse der Schwatka'schen Franklin-Aufsuchungs-Expedition in den Jahren 1878-80. Mit 3 Karten, 12 Vollbildern und zahlreichen in den Text gedruckten Illustrationen nach den Skizzen des Verfassers. mit 3 Karten.

      Wien Pest Leipzig, Hartleben, 1881 - 247 Seiten mit 3 (davon 2 gefaltet) Karten und zahlreichen Holzstichen, Abbildungen teils ganzseitig, von Heinrich Wilhelm Klutschak gewidmet und signiert, die große Faltkarte eingerissen, Kanten berieben, Buchrücken fehlt, sonst guter Zustand Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        C.

      Illustrations of British Fungi (Hymenomycetes), To serve as an Atlas to the "Handbook of British Fungi." 1-8. London, Williams and Norgate, 1881-83. 8vo. (2),+ 19; (4); (4),+ 16; (4); (4),+ 13,+ (1); (4); (4),+ 10; (4),+ 20 pp.+ 1197 chromolith. plates [of 1198]. Slight foxing to the text parts of the first four volumes. Very slightly worn green publ. cloth. with gilt top edges. Edges with stains. Eight volumes. Some plates and pages loose, especially in vols. 1, 2 and 8. Volume 7 with cracked and repaired inner hinge. Fine set with the bookplate of Nils Fries. Lacks one plate. Volbracht 408. Stafleu 1207. Nissen 395. The most extensive collection of mycological colour-illustrations until the publication of Bresadola's "Iconographia mycologica". The illustrations were partly drawn by Cooke from nature and partly after originals by Berkeley, Broome, W. G. Smith and Massee. The plates are renumbered by hand as per the instrucions of the author, and the plate that is lacking is number 1138.

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        Auswahl Norwegischer Volksmärchen und Waldgeister-Sagen. Von (...). Aus dem Norwegischen übersetzt von H. Denhardt. Mit 106 Illustrationen nach Originalzeichnungen von P. N. Arboe, H. Gude, V. St. Lerche, Eilif Peterssen, A. Schneider, Otto Sinding, A. Tidemand und E. Werenskiold.

      Leipzig. 1881. 8vo. Rikt dekorert lysebrunt originalbind. VI, 289 s. Illustrert. Bibl. Norv. IV, 3053.Skougaards eksemplar. Et meget vakkert eksemplar i perfekt stand. Vedlagt smussomslaget - i nokså sjaber forfatning.

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        Bild Dürnstein - gerahmt

      Luigi Kasimir (1881-1962), "Dürnstein" in der Wachau, Farbradierung, Plattengröße: 25 x 23,5 cm Abdruck von den Originalplatten ( Vermerk auch "n. Luigi Kasimir" mit Bleistift) , Rahmengröße: 39 x 36 cm aus dem Nachlass mit Signatur Das Bild ist gerahmt und in einem sehr guten Zustand. ca. 1970er

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        Souvenirs de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. L'insurrection canaque

      portrait-frontsipice, (4) Paris, Calmann Lévy, 1881, in-8, portrait-frontsipice, (4), 293pp, (1)f. de table, 17pl, percaline à la bradel marron, dos lisse orné, 1° plat ill. (Souze), tranches dorées (cartonnage éd. de l'époque), Un portrait d'Henri Rivière, 17pl. et 45 vignettes in-texte par J. Férat. PREMIERE EDITION. Henri Rivière (1827-1883) était un officier de marine française. Héros de la conquête du Tonkin, sa mort déclencha la guerre franco-chinoise. En 1876 il est affecté à la division navale de Nouvelle-Calédonie et sera chargé de réprimander l'insurrection canaque de 1878, levée contre la politique de colonisation française. Rousseurs claires. Néanmoins bon exemplaire en cartonnage éd. avec un plat illustré de Paul Souze

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        The Doll's Journey from Minnesota to Maine" [in] Routledge's Christmas Number

      London and New York: George Routledge & Sons, [1881]. First edition. Quarto (27 cm). Original stiff wrappers with chromolithograph front wrapper designed by the French artist, Hector Giacomelli, with adverts to rear wrapper; 40 pp., [2] pp. adverts in rear; chromolithographed specimen covers for Every Girl's Magazine & Every Boy's Magazine; eight full page chromolithographs from designs by Kate Greenaway (Little Fanny' - frontispiece), Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, Gustave Doré, Adrien Marie, E. Niczky, C. Delort, & L. Hopkins. Also includes the first appearance of Louisa May Alcott's short story, "The Doll's Journey from Minnesota to Maine," as well as other Christmas-related stories. Highly collectible since its release for the 1881 Christmas season, our copy is in particularly well-preserved condition. Some minor chipping to wrapper edges and spine ends, wrappers are still firmly attached; easily a VG copy. With a presentation bookplate by the noted ornithologist, Witmer Stone, laid in. Just over a dozen copies located institutionally via OCLC.

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        Amor und Psyche. Ein Märchen des Apulejus. Aus dem Lateinischen von Reinhold Jachmann. Illustrirt in 46 Original-Radierungen und ornamentirt von Max Klinger E.F. opus 5 .

      München, T. Stroefer () 1881 - Ca. 36 x 26,5 cm. [4] Bl., LXVIII Seiten. Mit 15 ganzseitigen Original-Radierungen auf Tafeln sowie 31 radierten Vignetten und Holzschnittbordüren. Illustriertes blaues Original-Ganzleinen mit Deckelillustration in Gold, Schwarz und Weiß, reicher Rückenvergoldung und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Unterschiedlich stockfleckig, 1 Bl. mit leichter Quetschfalte. Kühn 77-87. Singer 64-109. Hofstätter 151. Schauer I, 15. Isphording 13. Erste und einzige Buchausgabe. Druck der 31 Vignetten auf aufgewalztem China. - "Der Band kam in einer kleinen Auflage heraus, da wegen mangelnder Nachfrage nur bei Bedarf Abzüge hergestellt wurden." (Isphording) - "Diese vollkommene Harmonie ist es besonders, die dieses Klingersche Werk als das beste illustrierte deutsche Buch des 19. Jahrhunderts erscheinen läßt. Klinger hat das Wesen der Buchillustration so klar erkannt, wie zu jener Zeit kein anderer." (Kühn)

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        The Expiring Continent: A Narrative of Travel in Senegambia.

      1881 - First edition, with folding map & 16 plates. 8vo. Original pictorial brown cloth, gilt, a.e.g. in a navy slipcase. Small closed tear along central fold of map, a fine copy otherwise. pp. viii, 470. London: Wm. H. Allen & Co., The author relates his travels on the West Coast of Africa, specifically dealing with routes between, and then up, the Senegal River and the Gambia River. In lively and opinionated prose he details the culture and society of the native people and touches upon a number of contentious subjects, such as the struggle between Islam and Christianity for predominance among the natives and the abolition of slavery and its effects. This is a fine copy from the library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching (his pencil mark to top left of the front free-endpaper), who put together one of the finest private collections of English language books relating to voyages, exploration and discovery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Inscriptions et devises horaires. Première série

      in-8 de (4), 117, (1) pages Tours, Paul Bousrez, 1881, , in-8 de (4), 117, (1) pages et 1 planche, exemplaire broché, Tiré à part extrait du Bulletin Monumental de 1877. Exemplaire enrichi d'une lettre autographe de l'auteur (du 1 juillet 1891) à un "Docteur" étudiant les cadrans solaires des Hautes-Alpes, on y apprend que le Baron de Rivières projetait de publier un ouvrage de plus vaste ampleur, refondant et augmentant ses précédentes publications, sur les inscriptions et devises horaires. Bel exemplaire.

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        A Manual of Indian Timbers : An Account of the Structure, Growth, Distribution, and Qualities of Indian Woods

      [2]-XIX-522 pp., une carte Calcutta, Office of the Superintendant of Government Printing, 1881, in-8, [2]-XIX-522 pp, une carte dépliante, percaline grise de l'éditeur, Édition originale, peu courante, de cet ouvrage sur les espèces d'arbres en Inde, imprimé sur les presses gouvernementales coloniales. Une carte en couleurs de la pluviométrie moyenne annuelle en Inde. Cachets de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Étiquette en pied du dos. Feuillets légèrement jaunis.

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        Electro-chimie

      (4), 88pp. Paris, Dunod, 1881, in-8, (4), 88pp, br, Extrait de l'Encyclopédie chimique publiée sous la direction de M. Fremy. Première édition

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        Bulletin de la Sociéte'de l'Industrie minérale. 2e Série: Tome I, 1872 - Tome X, 1881 (and) Atlas 2e Série: Tome I - X . (First 10 vols (10 textvols. & 10 atlasses) of the second series of 15 vols.) .

      Paris, resp. St.Étienne, Dunros, successeur de Victor Dalmont, resp. Au Siège de la Société, 1872-1881. - 20 vols. together: 10 vols. 8vo (22,5x15 cm) Texte, and 10 vols. large 4to (30,5x25 cm). Atlas. All the volumes uniformly bound in contemporary blue half cloth, spines gilt with lines, gilt titles; covers marbled paper. Each text-volume with about 600 till 900 pages, with many folding tables, figs in text and 1 engraved plan. The atlasses are all complete: with together 316 double-page plates on 314 leaves, including large folding plates, 1 in colour. Also including 15 double-page maps (5 in colour, i.a. 'L'Amérique'), of which 6 large folding maps. (i.a.'Ronchamp', 'Le bassin de Brassac'). - Dealing with mining engineering ('Mines de houilles, de fer, de plomb', etc.), mineralogy, metallurgy, geology in general, Industrial constructions, ways of transport, and many specialized subjects. - Light brown spots in places, also affecting the plates. - The 6th vol. in 2 parts: "Première Partie: Compte-Rendu du Congrès de Douai". - With all the plates and maps in the 10 atlasses: lithographs by Lantz. - Added: "Table Analytique des Matières dans les 15 tomes formant la 2e Série, 1887". Orig. wrappers. 68 p. (light brown spots). - 20000g [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Considérations sur l'homéopathie étudiée dans sa philosophie, dans ses principes et dans les faits

      d'1 frontispice, (6), XXXIV Bordeaux, Adrien Boussin, 1881, in-8, d'1 frontispice, (6), XXXIV, 353 et (3) pages, demi-basane verte de l'époque, dos lisse, Première édition, rare. Bon exemplaire, à l'intérieur propre, portant le cachet, annulé, de l'Institut Catholique de Paris.

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        Poems

      London: David Bogue, 1881. First edition, first impression, first issue being one of just 250 copies. Not Set. Octavo. Original cream japon, decoration to boards and titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt the others untrimmed Some mild browning to the Bendleaves, boards a little dusty, gilt a little rubbed but an exceptionally nice example of this notoriously vulnerable publication.

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        Eine Orientreise. Beschrieben vom Kronprinzen Rudolf von Oesterreich illustrirt nach Original-Zeichnungen von Franz von Pausinger.

      2. 3 Bll., 166 S., 2 Bll. Mit 100 Holzschn. v. F. W. Baader u. 37 ganzseit. Orig.-Radierungen v. J. Klau (inkl. Titelportr.). OLn. Mit reicher Gold- u. Schwarzpräg. Vollgoldschn. Kanten schwach berieb. Durchgeh. leicht stockfl. Exlibris a. d. flieg. Vors. EA. Großformatige Ausgabe des Reiseberichtes von Kronprinz Rudolf über seine Reise nach Ägypten und Palästina mit der Rückreise durch die Türkei und Griechenland, 1881.

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        The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. xxi, 707 (4) pp.; xvii, 808, (4) pp. Complete in two volumes. Original brown leather with gilt stamping. Howes D-120. A Very Good unsophisticated, unrestored set. Leather worn in spots on spines and edges; slight fraying to extremities. Small stains on edges. Internally near fine with all plates and maps present, with tissue guards where applicable; a bit of offsetting here and there; light foxing to prelims and some plates. Sturdy binding. The former President of the Confederate States of America's articulate defense of states' rights (especially the right to practice slavery) and detailed military history of the Civil War. Uncommon unrestored and in decent shape in original bindings.

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        La descendance de l'homme et la sélection sexuelle. Traduit par Edmond Barbier... Préface par Carl Vogt

      XXVII-721 pages et [2]-20 Paris, C. Reinwald, 1881, in-8, XXVII-721 pages et [2]-20 pages de catalogue éditeur in fine, percaline verte de l'éditeur, filets à froid sur les plats, fers dorés en tête et en pied du dos [Engel], Troisième édition française de l'un des tous premiers ouvrages parus qui instaure la théorie de l'évolution et modifie la pensée scientifique par rapport aux origines de l'homme. L'oeuvre fut publiée pour la première fois en 1871. L'année d'après, une seconde édition parait en Angleterre corrigée et augmentée par Darwin. En 1881, une nouvelle édition parait traduite par Edmond Barbier d'après la seconde édition anglaise corrigée. Le 24 Octobre 1859, Darwin fait paraitre pour la première fois sa théorie sur la sélection naturelle à travers son ouvrage "De l'origine des espèces". Treize ans plus tard, il publie "La descendance de l'homme" dans lequel il prouve que l'homme est "le descendant modifié d'espèces préexistantes" puis développe la théorie de la sélection sexuelle, facteur également d'évolution des espèces et de différenciation des races humaines. Bon exemplaire. Reliure un peu défraîchie.

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        Handbuch für die Provinz Schlesien

      53. Aufl. Korn, Breslau, 1881. CIII/468/181/312/16 S., original Leinen. (StaV. u. Titel/NaT./Vorsatz u. Titel etwas randfl./leicht bst. u. berieben.) Erste Abteilung: Instanzen-Nachweis der Staats-, Provinzial- und Kommunal-Behörden, der Geistlichkeit, Medicinal-Personen, Unterrichts- und Bildungsanstalten, des größeren ländlichen Grundbesitzes, der öffentlichen Institute und Vereine/Zweite Abteilung: Gerwerbliches Adreß-Buch. Verzeichnis der Handelskammern, Aktiengesellschaften, Handelsfirmen, Berg- und Hüttenwerke, Fabriken und Gasthöfe/Dritte Abteilung: Schlesisches Ortschafts-Verzeichnis. Uebersicht sämtlicher Städte, Flecken, Dörfer und sonstiger Ortschaften in alphabetischer Ordnung

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        Deutsche Adelsproben aus dem deutschen Ordens-Central-Archive. 4 Bände

      Braumüller 1881 - - sonst gut erhalten / sehr selten / Außerordentlich ausführliche Adelsmartrikel des Deutschen Ritterordens, insgesamt 9519 Nummern. Das beigefügte Namenregister erleichtert die Benutzung. Der Verfasser (gest. 1883) war Archivar des Ordens. - Gewicht in Gramm: 2940 Braumüller, Wien, 1868/1881. Zusammen 1761 S., rote reich verzierte original Leineneinbände mit Insignien des Ordens im vorderen Mittelfeld, (1 Rücken etwas angeplatzt / gering bestoßen / einige wenige Bleistiftmaginalien / mit einigen wenigen Anmerkungen)

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        IMMENTAL. - Tracht., Marktfrauen im Immenthal. An einer Mauer sitzende junge Frau mit ihren Körben, rechts im Hintergrund Häuserzeile, Marktstand, Herr mit Hut und Kutsche.

      Aquarell von Friedrich Wilhelm Heine, 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 Fr.W. Heine (1845 - 1921) 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. Aquarell/Zeichnung, Europa, Schweiz

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        New Large Scale Ordnance Map of the British Isles (with Plans of Towns, Copious Letterpress Descriptions, Alphabetical Indexes and Census Tables)

      Published by George W Bacon no date givenc1881, London - , lix, 104 colour double-page engraved plates with titles (maps Reduced from the Ordnance Survey, including Meridian in double border, to 5 British Statute Miles, Parliamentary Divisions, Railways & Stations, canals, gradients, farms), inscription to title page "Mrs Barton", some annotation throughout, Original Edition , wear to covers with slight bowing of boards, spine loosening from interior with split to lower edge of joint, creases to first and last few pages, some leaves loose, tear to plate 40 repaired on reverse with tape, plates clean, good condition , green cloth with gilt titles to upper board, 34.5 x 28.5 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Buch von der schönen Stadt Salzburg. Geschichte - Landschaften - Bauten - Kunst. (= Schöne Städte und Landschaften).

      4. 4 Bll., 159(1) S. Im Text m. zahlr. gedruckten Steinzeichnungen sowie faksimilierten Stichen aus dem Salzburg der Mozart-Zeit, 10 (dav. 6 farb.) Originallithographien v. Luigi KASIMIR u. Tanna KASIMIR-HOERNES auf Tafeln sowie (in beiliegender Mappe) eine Extra-Suite der 10 Orig.-Lithographien auf Japan, jedes Blatt unter Passepartout u. v. L. Kasimir (7) bzw. T. Kasimir-Hoernes (3) eigenhändig signiert. Signierter Orig.-Kalbslederbd. (E. Beringers Nachf., Wien) auf 5 Bünden m. Tit. (auf mont. Papierschi.) u. kl. Klischees auf Rü. sowie schlichter Deckel-Bordüre u. -Vign. in Goldpräg. u. Kopfgoldschnitt. Mit der separaten Mappe in grünem Karton-Schuber m. mont. Titelschild. Schuber berieben und lichtrandig. Vorsätze tlw. etw. vergilbt die Graphiken frisch und fleckenfrei. Eines (Nr. 22) von 150 römisch num. Exemplaren auf Japanbütten der einmalig in 500 Ex. erschienenen Vorzugsausgabe, im Druckvermerk von Verfasser u. Künstler signiert u. mit einer Extra-Suite der 10 Originallithographien in separater Mappe. Die Orig.-Lithographien m. Ansichten u.a. von St. Peter, der Collegienkirche u. Hohensalzburg. Unser Ex. ohne die zusätzliche, von L. Kasimir signierte Original-Radierung. - Luigi Kasimir (1881-1962) entwickelte eine völlig neue Technik der Farbradierung, welche die handkolorierten Schwarz-weiß-Radierungen des 19. Jahrhunderts ablöste. Er war einer der profiliertesten und produktivsten Graphiker Österreichs, und gilt heute noch als der bedeutendste Schöpfer von Stadtveduten des 20. Jahrhunderts. (vgl. dazu Thieme/Becker XIX, 582 f.).

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        Chronik der Familie des Besitzers der Gastwirtschaft Gerichtskretscham in Schollwitz, Kreis Bolkenhain, Bezirk Liegnitz und weiterer benachbarter Familien von 1881 - 1947

      Ganzleinen, 893 S., Beschreibung des lo/oondlichen Lebens im Raum Schweidnitz, Waldenburg in Niederschlesien, Die Chronik wurde rckblickend vom Sohn des Gastwirtes von Weihnachten 1881 bis 27.1.1933 bzw. 22.4.1933. Ab 11.05.1947 gibt es aktuelle Nachtro/ooge. Das Buch ist handschriftlich in gut lesbarer Stterlinschrift, teilweise mit mundartlichen Ausdrcken, geschrieben Stempel auf dem Vorsatzblatt, sonst guter Zustand

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        [RUSSIAN TRADE IN NORTH PACIFIC AND TRAVEL TO THE USA] Vokrug svyeta: Sorok shest tysiach verst po moryu i sushe: Putevye vpechatleniya K. Skalkovskogo [i.e. Around the World: Forty-Six Thousand Versts on Land and Sea: Travel Notes by K. Skalkovsky]

      St. Petersburg: Typ. T-vo ''Obshchestvennaya Polza'', 1881. [8], 185 pp. Octavo. With ten woodcut plates. Contemporary Russian brown quarter sheep with marbled paper boards. Private library ink stamps on the title page and p. [5], Soviet bookshops' stamps on the rear pastedown endpaper, binding rubbed on extremities, faint stain on the first few leaves, but overall a very good copy. First edition. Very rare. Interesting original account of the first voyage to the Pacific by the steamer Moskva of the Russian Dobrovolny Flot (Volunteer Fleet) in 1880. The goal of the voyage was to establish trade connections between the Black Sea ports and the Far East - China, Japan, and the Primorskaya region of the Russian Empire with the centre in Vladivostok. The author of the book was one of only two passengers of Moskva Konstantin Skalkovsky (1843-1906) - Russian mining engineer, writer, journalist and traveller. He travelled on special assignment of the Ministry of Finance to survey Russian trade in the Pacific. The steamer went from Odessa to Vladivostok via Suez Canal, the Malacca Strait, Singapore, and Xiamen; after having stayed in Vladivostok Skalkovsky visited Nanjing, Hankou, Shanghai, Nagasaki, Kobe, Kioto, Osaka, Yokohama, and Tokyo. From Japan he travelled across the Pacific Ocean to San Francisco on board the SS City of Peking, took a train to New York and returned to Europe on the steamer France. The notes initially published in St. Petersburg newspapers vividly describe the voyage - Singapore trade and Chinese markets, life in Vladivostok, Russian trade in China, Yangtze River, Russian tea factory in China, Japanese tea houses, railways, industrial exhibition in Kyoto, European colony in Yokohama, Japanese navy, and others. Skalkovsky writes about the rules and way of life on board the City of Peking, its passengers, the celebration of the 4th of July; special chapter is dedicated to San Francisco, talking about the economic crisis in the United States, local millionaires, president elections, women races, the ''Alaska Company'' - the heir of the Russian American Company (the headquarters in San Francisco, main articles of hunting and trade, the conditions of life of native Alaskans), the economic crisis in British Columbia with the decline of gold extracting, vodka smuggling by the Americans to the natives of the Russian shores of the Pacific, et al. Overall an interesting account of trade and commerce in China, Japan and North Pacific. ''Dobroflot or Dobrovolny Flot (meaning «Voluntary Fleet») was a state-controlled ship transport association established in the Russian Empire in 1878 funded from voluntary contributions collected by subscription (hence the name). Also known as Russian Volunteer Fleet, Dobroflot was founded in wake of the Russo-Turkish War (1877-78), with the intent of providing Russia with a fleet of fast armed merchantmen. Throughout its existence Dobroflot provided invaluable services for both the government and the economic development of Russia - particularly the Russian Far East, with Dobroflot established the first regular maritime link between Vladivostok and European Russia'' (Wikipedia).

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        HISTORY Of SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA; Including Its Geography, Geology, Topography, Climatography and Description, ......

      San Francisco: Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers, 1881. xvi, [17] - 798 pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Some edgewear. Very Good....

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        THE CITY THAT A COW KICKED OVER

      Des Moines: A.H. Andrews & Co., 1881., 1881. First edition. First edition. 9 1/4" x 6 ½" in pictorial wrapper showing an illustration of a cow kicking over a lantern and "Mrs. O'Leary" on the ground with her stool topple over beside her. Title and border in gilt. 22 pp. including wrappers. Illustrations by Chas. Copeland and printed in muted gold or orange. "On the evening of October 8, 1871, a fire consumed the O'Leary family's barn at 137 DeKoven Street. Due to a high wind and dry conditions it spread to burn a large percentage of the city, an event known as the Great Chicago Fire. After the Great Fire, Chicago Tribune reporter Michael Ahern published a report that the fire had started when a cow kicked over a lantern while it was being milked. The woman was not named, but Catherine O'Leary was soon identified, as the fire had begun in her barn. Illustrations and caricatures soon appeared depicting Mrs. O'Leary with the cow." In 1893 the reporter Michael Ahern retracted the "cow-and-lantern" story, admitting it was fabricated, but even his confession was unable to put the legend to rest. Although the O'Learys were never officially charged with starting the fire, the story became so ingrained in local lore that Chicago's city council officially exonerated them ... and the cow ... in 1997. This books begins with a picture of the shore of Lake Michigan. â??This is the City.â? The next picture is one of panic, as cows and an assortment of men and children dash through the street. â??This is the Fire That burned the City.â? This is followed by a simple household utensil. â??This is the Lamp that started the Fire that burned the City.â? Then, "This is the Cow, forlorn and weary, That kicked the Lamp, that started the Fire that Burned the City.â? â??This is the famous Mrs. Oâ??Leary, Who milked the Cow, forlorn and weary, That Kicked the Lamp, That started the Fire that Burned the City.......â? At the center is a double-page illustration showing a city in flames, with an inset showing an imp swinging on an alarm bell. The story goes on to note the gifts that poured in for the homeless and finishes with an illustration of the shore of Lake Michigan, where bustling docks show things are back to normal and with a final verse that begins, â??This is Chicago! Mark her well!â? Heavily soiled, edges chipped, front wrapper, title page, and last page loose. Missing rear wrapper. Good.

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        BROWN UNIVERSITY. Class of '81. [Cover title]

      [Providence, RI] 1881 - 27 leaves of stiff-stock mounting board. Album contains 200+ original albumen photographs. Folio. 16-1/2" x 12-1/2" A hefty class photo album of Brown University students and faculty, many of whom have been identified in pencil below their image by a prior owner. The most notable graduate that year was Charles Evans Hughes, who would later become Governor of New York, U.S. Secretary of State, and the 11th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. William Llewellyn Phillips, the former owner of the album, was graduated with a BA in 1881, after which he became a clerk at the Providence Steam and Gas Pipe Company, and a purchasing agent at General Fire Extinguisher Company, also in Providence. Phillips was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. Front board professionally reattached. A VG+ album. 3/4 brown leather album with gilt stamped title lettering to front board. Bevelled edges. AEG. Marbled eps [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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