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        Numismatische Zeitschrift. (1881 bis 1900). Herausgegeben von der Numismatischen Gesellschaft in Wien. Dreizehnter (13.) Band - Jahrgang 1879 bis zweiundreißigster (32.) Band, Jahrgang 1900 in 20 Bänden.

      Wien : Selbstverlag der Numismatischen Gesellschaft, 1881 - 1901. - Mit sehr zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text und 205 Tafeln. 22,5 x 16 cm und (ab Band 20) 24 x 16,5 cm, uniform gebundene Original?-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Bandzählung und Schmucklinien, Deckel mit Marmorpapier bezogen, Lesebändchen. Jeder Band durch Register erschlossen. Vollständige Reihe mit allen eingebundenen Tafeln, jedoch ohne die 12 in einem Extra-Umschlag beigegebenen Tafeln des Bandes 24 und den für den Band 32 angekündigten Atlas-Band mit 19 Tafeln. * * * Einbände nur gering berieben. Auf den Vorsätzen das ExLibris der 'Gesellschaft für Geschichte und Altertumskunde der Ostseeprovinzen Russlands in Riga', darunter jeweils ein montierter gerahmter Zettel: 'Aus dem Nachlaß von Dr. Anton Buchholtz'. (Anton Buchholtz (* 16. Juli 1848 in Riga, gestorben am 3. Oktober 1901 in Riga) war ein bedeutender deutsch-baltischer Wissenschaftler, Historiker, Numismatiker und Archäologe). Titelbätter vor- und rückseitig, letzte Tafeln jeweils rückseitig, gestempelt, sonst gut bis sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 25000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Matthias Severin Antiquariat]
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        Mon oncle Benjamin. Nouvelle edition illustree de dessins de Sahib. Preface par Monselet

      Paris: Librairie L. Conquet, 1881. LIMITED TO 25 COPIES. 2 vols., 9-7/8" x 6-5/9", limited to 700 consecutive numbered copies, 25 printed on 'Chine fort" of which this is copy #68, with 42 illustrations by Sahie and engraved by Prunaire. Bound in fine full maroon morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, covers triple ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles, topedges gilt, others uncut, multi color silk bookmarks, original pictorial wrappers and spines bound in, by Chambolle-Duru. A beautiful set in MINT condition. This work was turned into a rather popular French film in 1969.

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        1881 Original Paperback Wisden with Facsimile Spine

      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. Please see the large photographs, More Photos on request, just ask. Payment: Card, BACS, Cheque Please but paypal is oK.

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        Rand, McNally & Co's New Indexed Business Atlas and Shipper's Guide

      Rand, McNally and Company, Chicago, Illinois 1881 - Gorgeous book with numerous maps. Spine has some unraveling and wear with a small hole but still very tight. Only one map has become loose, a linen one of New York. Previous owner's name and date (April 7th 1881) on endpaper. The title page states this: Containing large scale maps of the Dominion of Canada, Old Mexico, Central America, Cuba, and the Several states and territories of the United States. Together with a complete reference map of the world, printed in colors from plates secured by letters patent, producing the clearest typographical effect of any known engraved plates. Accompanied by a new and original compilation and ready reference index of one hundred and seventy-five thousand places, showing in detail the entire railroad system of North America, the express company doing business over each road, and accurately locating all cities, towns, post offices, railroad stations, villages, counties, parishes, islands, lakes, rivers, mountains, etc., on the continent. The special features of this edition are naming the nearest mailing point of all local places in the United States, and the full census returns of 1880. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ichi Ban

      [San Francisco]: Bancroft Litho, 1881. Handbill. Very Good. Wonderful 8.5" x 11" double-sided, multi-color advertising handbill for Ichi Ban, the first "Exposition of the Arts and Manufactures of the Japanese Empire." The recto includes descriptive text about the commercial venture along with three vignettes showing an imperial procession culminating at the imperial palace. The verso contains additional text about the venture along with three b/w anthropomorphic illustrations by Japanese artists: one showing a monkey teaching a fox to play the shamisen, one showing rats conducting a tea ceremony, and one showing frog preparing a pattern drawing for two embroiderers. Bright color. Light marginal wear including a 1" hard-to-see closed tear. Faint quarter-folds. Ichi Ban, Japanese for No. 1, was the first commercial importer of Japanese goods in the United States. It opened in the summer of 1881, filling most of a block on Geary Street in San Francisco. It's exhibitions of goods were "universally conceded to be the most beautiful displays . . . in the United States-in fact the world. One of the most interesting features . . . is thirty Japanese artists, embroiderers and other artisans, dressed in their native costumes and working after the methods used in Japan . . . in view of all visitors . . . who are welcome to inspect and investigate every article. . . . No one is expected to purchase anything, . . . still all pieces are marked at their values and purchasable," both retail and wholesale. (Marquis Handbook of Chicago, 1885, p. 301.) Ichi Ban was the brainchild of Horace Fletcher, who at various times was a whaler, merchant seaman, commander of a Chinese pirate lorcha, champion marksman, military instructor to the Japanese Army and Navy, boxing promoter, Lieutenant Colonel in the California National Guard, importer, multi-millionaire, amateur painter, diet and health expert, owner of a Venetian palazzo, and friend of Henry James and Mark Twain. (Business Philosopher, Volume 4. January, 1908) Exceptionally scarce. As of 2016, no copies in the trade and no auction records listed at ABPC or the Rare Book Hub. No copies of this flyer listed at OCLC, although one similar advertisement is held by the University of California at Berkeley.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        To Caubul with the Cavalry Brigade. A Narrative of Personal Experiences with the Force under General Sir F.S. Roberts, G.C.B. with Map and Illustrations from Sketches by the Author.

      London: W.H. Allen & Co., 1881 - Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to spine, quotation from Henry IV to the front board within double-ruled panel in black with foliate scrolled decoration, repeated in blind on the rear board, pale yellow surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed, some bubbling on the boards, spine a touch sunned, and crumpled and chipped head and tail, binding cracked between gatherings 8 and 9, but the stitching remains entirely sound, light browning, and scatter of foxing to the text-block, overall very good. Lithographic frontispiece and five other similar plates, folding lithographic map at the rear. Second edition, same year as the first. Uncommon account of the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Mitford "served with the [14th Regt. Bengal Cavalry (Lancers)] throughout the period it was employed in the war, taking part in the advance on and occupation of Kabul, the action of Charasiab, and the operations around Kabul and the Defence of Sherpur in Dec., 1879, and was mentioned in despatches. [he] commanded the Regiment in the first campaign, and for his services received the Brevet of Lt.-Colonel" (Shadbolt The Afghan Campaigns). Mitford provides excellent detail on the campaign, and writes extremely persuasively, for example on the death of Cavagnari; "They received [him] with a salute of nineteen guns, and after a considerable time spent in compliments, and the inevitable feast the British envoy and his followers were handed over to their new escort, and - to death. When I said good-bye to Cavagnari he was evidently in very low spirits, and I feel sure that nothing but the indomitable courage and determination which was so striking a feature in his character enabled him to conquer the foreboding of evil which he acknowledged he felt, in spite of all efforts to shake it off" (author's introduction). Front endpapers with the bookplate and ownership inscription, dated in 1893, of Sir Lewis Michell, Cape Town banker, "close confidant" of Cecil Rhodes, on his death his executor, and in 1910 his first biographer. Not in Bruce.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Pavianfamilie".

      - Kohle, 17 x 29 cm, signiert. (Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel, Wunsiedel/Franken 1881 – 1965 Wien) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Galerie Magnet GmbH]
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        JAPANESE EPISODES.

      AN EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ON SOCIAL & PHYSICAL FEATURES Boston 1881, - Osgood. Brown decorated cloth, 247p., author'ssigned & dated presentation copy, to his cousin on fron flyleaf. V E R Y R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Homoeopathic Physician's Commonplace Scrapbook and Ledger

      Philadelphia, Ann Arbor, Owatonna, and Detroit, 1881. Scrapbook. Good to Very Good. The album measures 6" x 15.5" and contains approximately 75 pages filled with ledger entries, scores of mostly medically related newspaper clippings, and about 35 ephemeral pieces including business cards, advertisements, printed letters, receipts, prescription blanks, dunning notices, medical society notices, reference book announcements, journal indexes, etc. The original spine has perished and been replace with what appears to be reinforced paper tape. The covers and pages are worn. All but one of the leaves are still attached, however several are beginning to separate. The newspaper clippings have been pasted over most of the ledger entries. Almost all of the clippings and some of the ephemera have been stained by the glue Gilchrist used to affix them to the pages. Gilchrist received his medical degree from the Homoeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania following his service in the Civil War. He remained at that school as an anatomy instructor until 1867 when he became a Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan for two years until he began his private practice in Owatonna, Minnesota, after which he served as the Chief of Staff for the Detroit Homoeopathic Hospital. In the mid-1880s, Gilchrist transferred to the University of Iowa where he was appointed as both a Professor of English and Professor of Homoeopathic Medicine. He remained at Iowa as the Chair of Surgery within the College of Homoeopathic Medicine until shortly before his in 1906. Scarce. As of 2016, no similar American homoeopathic scrapbooks, journals, or diaries are in the trade, although one from Europe is priced at $5,000. No auction records for similar items per ABPC or Rare Book Hub. OCLC shows no similar items at institutions however a series of scrapbooks with biographic clippings about homoeopathic physicians is at Drexel University, and the proceedings of the 1994 San Francisco Conference on Culture, Knowledge, and Healing contain the results of a survey by Arnold Michalousk showing ephemera and manuscripts from homoeopathic physicians are held by 22 institutions.

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        Album du Peintre en Batiment; Travaux Elémentaires. 1e Serie. Ornaments-Filage.

      Glaise. (VII) pp. introd. and list of plates, 30 fine chromolithographic plates depicting suggested decorative designs for interiors, incl. designs on wood and marble (by Eugène Berthelon), all of which are scaled for practical use. Foxing throughout. Folio. 3/4 leather, soiled, corners bumped, spine and edges rubbed. Paris (Ducher) 1881. Ex-libris copy with stamps on title, one text page, and 3 plates.

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        Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes

      1881. first edition. First Edition of Kate Greenaway’s “Mother Goose”in the Extremely Rare Dust Jacket"One of the Prettiest, Quaintest, Most Engaging Little Books Imaginable"[GREENAWAY, Kate, illustrator]. Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. London: George Routledge and Sons, [n.d., 1881].First edition, second issue (Lattice Edition). Small octavo (6 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches; 168 x 123 mm.). 48 pp. With many full-page color illustrations in the text. Original white cloth with pink cloth spine. Covers with “Mother Goose” printed in brown (“G” upside down) surrounded by olive green latticework design. Edges stained pink. Olive green end-papers. Some light offsetting to the preliminary leaves. Original salmon-colored dust printed in red. Minimal short tears to jacket extremities and a few small ink stains to front panel. Small neat ink inscription dated "Xmas '81" on front free end-paper. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. This second issue has “Contents of this Book” on verso of front end-paper; seal of Edmund Evans on recto of rear endpaper; “bush” in last line of p. 18; page number right side up on p. 38; “boys” in last line of p. 47; and no defective letters in the last line of p. 6 and the first line of p. 27."Commercially, the book was not as successful as the Birthday Book, but the press response was as enthusiastic as that to Under the Window. The Magazine of Art was most extravagant, claiming that the books was 'one of the prettiest, quaintest, most engaging little books imaginable'; in their critic's opinion Kate had become a 'fairy godmother': If Miss Greenaway had done no more than Mother Goose, she would yet have done enough. Her place among nursery superstitions will be an honourable and good one for many and many a year." (Rodney Engen. Kate Greenaway A Biography, p.81).Schuster & Engen 140 (1b). Thomson 138c.

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        Dalziels' Bible Gallery.

      London: George Routledge and Sons (printed at the Dalziels' Camden Press),, 1881. Illustrations from the Old Testament. From the original drawings by Sir Frederick Leighton, E. J. Poynter, H. H. Armstead, F. Maddox Brown, S. Solomon, F. Sandys, E. G. Dalziel, W. Small, A. B. Houghton, G. F. Watts, E. Armytage, F. R. Pickersgill, E. Burne Jones, T. Dalziel; E. J. Brewtnall, Fs. Walker, A. Murch and Holman Hunt. Folio. Publisher's half vellum, red morocco label, lettered in gilt on the front cover, floriate patterned endpapers. Housed in a custom made blue cloth slipcase. Title page printed in red & black, 62 wood-engraved plates by the Dalziel Brothers, printed on India paper. Bookseller's ticket of D. B. Friend (Brighton). Some signs of handling to binding, scattered marginal foxing (clear of images), occasional marginal cockling. A very good copy with excellent impressions of the plates. First and limited edition, number 338 of 1,000 copies. A sumptuous production, "the artistic level of which is surely higher than that in any other of the Dalziels' collaborative volumes. The book is best seen in the India-paper proof copies" (Ray). Gregory R. Suriano, in his The Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators, draws attention to the fact that the Dalziels' Bible Gallery "was a response to the publication of the Nazarene artist Schnorr von Carolsfeld's Bible Pictures (published in Germany 1851 and in England by Williams and Norgate in 1855)". In fact the brothers had been approaching artists to contribute as early as 1863, and most of the work in the Bible Gallery dates from the 1860s. Copies were frequently broken so that a favourite illustration from the Bible could be framed and mounted but this copy is complete. A high spot of Pre-Raphaelite book illustration.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Meteorological Observations made at the Adelaide Observatory during the Year 1879, under the direction of Charles Todd

      Government Printer, Adelaide 1881 - Foolscap folio, xxx, 250 pages with numerous charts plus 3 folding maps and 2 large mounted albumen paper photographs ('Equatorial, 8-inch' [Telescope], 235 x 185 mm; and 'Thermometer House', 160 x 235 mm). Title-wrappers, recently bound in cloth with the title in gilt on the front cover; bottom corners of the first few leaves a little creased; edges a little marked; an excellent copy, with the photographs in fine condition. South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 31 of 1881; one of very few photographically-illustrated Australian parliamentary papers ever issued. Not in Holden; there was a copy in the 1979 auction of the collection of Eric Glenie Bonython, but it is not described in detail in the catalogue. This is definitely the meteorological book for anyone not particularly interested in meteorology. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Booksellers ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        Les romanciers naturalistes. Balzac.-Stendhal.-Gustave Flaubert.-Edmond et Jules de Goncourt.-Alphonse Daudet.-Les romanciers contemporains.

      - Paris, Charpentier, 1881; in-12, 387 pp., demi-basane rouge à la Bradel, pièce de titre et pièce de date en pied de basane havane (reliure de Howland). Vicaire VII, 1220. Clouzot P. 280. "Ludovic Halévy et Émile Zola", par John C. Lapp, in Revue des Deux Mondes, juillet 1954. Édition originale sur papier d'édition (il n'y a eu que 10 Chine et 10 Hollande), comportant ce précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Ludovic Halévy : "à Ludovic Halévy son dévoué confrère Émile Zola". "Peut-on concevoir deux tempéraments d'écrivains plus disparates que ceux d'Émile Zola et de Ludovic Halévy ? Or, durant une trentaine d'années, leurs rapports, sans être intimes, furent cordiaux et suivis. Leur correspondance en témoigne, correspondance qui débute avec une lettre de Ludovic Halévy, du 20 mai 1876, où il se déclare « un bien sincère admirateur » du romancier naturaliste (?) Zola incorpora dans Nana maints souvenirs pittoresques de son ami, comme le témoignent les « Notes Halévy », ? qui font partie de l'ébauche de Nana conservée à la Bibliothèque Nationale" (Lapp). Ex-libris Halévy. Bel exemplaire, bien relié. 1881 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Matabeleland and the Victoria Falls

      London: Kegan Paul, 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. VG to vg+. A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Interior of South Africa. 383 pp, frontis, 6 chromolithograph and 9 colored plates, text ill, 3 b/w folding maps and 1 colored folding map. Author was one of the first men to see Victoria Falls in full flood. He hunted extensively, including for elephant, kudu, lion, buffalo and more plains game. 383 pp. Profuse black and white and colored illustrations. Large foldout map in rear. A very important natural history work on South Africa. Elaborate gilt and colored scene zebra scene stamped on front cover, antelope horns on spine and gilt bustard scene on lower board. Most of the first edition was destroyed in a fire at the publisher's warehouse so true first editions are most uncommon. Additionally, this copy is inscribed by the editor (the author died before the book was published) so this must be one of the first copies printed. A lovely association. VG to VG+ copy, beveled board showing little wear at corners, bottom of spine showing some wear, and slight crease in cloth at top of spine.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        Homoeopathic Physician's Commonplace Scrapbook and Ledger

      Philadelphia, Ann Arbor, Owatonna, and Detroit, 1881. Scrapbook. Good to Very Good. The album measures 6" x 15.5" and contains approximately 75 pages filled with ledger entries, scores of mostly medically related newspaper clippings, and about 35 ephemeral pieces including business cards, advertisements, printed letters, receipts, prescription blanks, dunning notices, medical society notices, reference book announcements, journal indexes, etc. The original spine has perished and been replace with what appears to be reinforced paper tape. The covers and pages are worn. All but one of the leaves are still attached, however several are beginning to separate. The newspaper clippings have been pasted over most of the ledger entries. Almost all of the clippings and some of the ephemera have been stained by the glue Gilchrist used to affix them to the pages. Gilchrist received his medical degree from the Homoeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania following his service in the Civil War. He remained at that school as an anatomy instructor until 1867 when he became a Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan for two years until he began his private practice in Owatonna, Minnesota, after which he served as the Chief of Staff for the Detroit Homoeopathic Hospital. In the mid-1880s, Gilchrist transferred to the University of Iowa where he was appointed as both a Professor of English and Professor of Homoeopathic Medicine. He remained at Iowa as the Chair of Surgery within the College of Homoeopathic Medicine until shortly before his in 1906. Scarce. As of 2016, no similar American homoeopathic scrapbooks, journals, or diaries are in the trade, although one from Europe is priced at $5,000. No auction records for similar items per ABPC or Rare Book Hub. OCLC shows no similar items at institutions however a series of scrapbooks with biographic clippings about homoeopathic physicians is at Drexel University, and the proceedings of the 1994 San Francisco Conference on Culture, Knowledge, and Healing contain the results of a survey by Arnold Michalousk showing ephemera and manuscripts from homoeopathic physicians are held by 22 institutions.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Wood Magic

      Cassell, UK 1881 - 1st Edition 1st Issue1881. Presentation copy, inscribed to volume I title verso: "Mrs Rbt. Billing, with her Fathers best Love, Jas. L. Jefferies, June 8th, 1881". From the The Hugoe Matthews collection. Hugoe Matthews (1938-2011) was an authority on the Victorian novelist and nature writer Richard Jefferies, of whose works he created probably the finest collection in private hands. In collaboration with George Miller, Matthews wrote the definitive bibliography of Jefferies’ works, published by Scolar Press in 1993 and served for many years as President of the Richard Jefferies Society. The books are very good+ and bright. Edges lightly rubbed. A little surface wear to covers. Contents good. Foxing to some pages. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 9882 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        Picturesque Palestine Sinai and Egypt (volume 1 only of 2 volumes)

      D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, NEW YORK 1881 - volume 1 only,Raised ribbed leather spine. leather corners bumped, gilt on cover and spine, princeton antiques book plate on reverse of front end paper, black and white illustrations, edges of pages gilt DATE PUBLISHED: 1881 EDITION: 480 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mittheilungen des Österreichischen Fischerei-Vereines - vollständige Jahregänge: 6.Jg,, 1886; 7.Jg., 1987; 15.Jg., 1895; 16.Jg., 1896; jeweils in einem Band gebunden; 18.Jg.1898 - 20.Jg.1900 in einem Band gebunden; unvollständige Jahregänge: 1.Jg., 1881, Heft 1,3; 2.Jg., 1882, Heft 1,6,7; 3.Jg., 1883, Heft 8,9,11; 4.Jg., 1884, Heft 14, 15; 5.Jg., 1885, Heft 17, 18; 8.Jg., 1888, Heft 27, 28; 9.Jg., 1889, Heft 32; 11.Jg., 1891, Heft 41 in einem Band gebunden

      Wien, Eigenverlag, 1881-1900. 1. Aufl. ca. 100-250 Seiten pro Jahrgang, mit einigen Abbildungen und Tafeln, bis 1896 in einheitlichen Bänden 4°, OHLwd. Einbände etwas berieben und an den Ecken bestossen, leicht fingerfleckig, einzelne Seiten stärker fleckig, insgesamt guter und sauberer Zustand

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        Urkundenbuch der Stadt Hildesheim. Hier in 8 Bände und Glossar komplett ! Originalausgabe !

      Hildesheim. Gerstenberg\'sche Buchhandlung, 1881. 8°, 1. Band von c. 996 bis 1346 mit VIII, 650 Seiten / Band 2. Von 1347 bis 1400 mit VIII, 762 Seiten. / Band 3. Von 1401 bis 1427 mit IX, 856 Seiten. / Band 4. Von 1428 bis 1450 mit VIII, 732 Seiten und 3 Faltkarten im Anhang, Band 5. Hildesheimsche Stadtrechnungen. 1379 - 1415. XIII, 715 Seiten. / Band 6. Hildesheimsche Stadtrechnungen von 1416 bis 1450. LIV, 971 Seiten. / Band 7. Von 1451 bis 1480 mit III, 848 Seiten und XVIII Bildtafeln im Anhang. / Band 8. von 1481 bis 1597 mit IV, 1055 Seiten und eine Bildtafel im Anhang. / Band 9. Glossar zu Urkundenbuch der Stadt Hildesheim I-IV. von Herman Brandes mit 111 Seiten. Die ersten 8 Bände professionell in Halbleinen eingebunden mit marmorierten Schnitt und das Glossar in OBroschur - sehr guter und kompletter Zustand - 1881 - 1901. Originalausgabe ! b67516 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Landeskunde, Stadtgeschichte

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        Lapidario Del Rey D. Alfonso X. Códice Original. Edición Facsímil.

      Imprenta De La Iberia, a Cargo De J. Blasco., Madrid 1881 - 1 h. - XXpp. - 6 h. - 118 más 14 láminas, cromolitografías originales de J. M. Mateu, con la impresión , por las dos caras, facsimilada del códice original. A varias tintas con fondo en sepia. Al fin, 76 pp. con la transcripción del texto a dos columnas. Sumamente ilustrado con preciosos grabados miniados, letras capitulares ilustradas y orlas. Muy correcta encuadernación a media piel con puntas. Nervios en la lomera y corte superior dorado. =Palau dice: "El manuscrito trasladado del árabe al castellano a fines del siglo XIII se conserva en El Escorial. Se reprodujo página por página, y las 650 miniaturas que lo ilustran ostentan los mismos colores del original." Size: 31,5 x 24 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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        1881 New York CATALOGUE of Silverware, Jewelry, Watches, Diamonds. Gorham Manufacturing; Carter, Sloan & Company; American Watch Company of Waltham Mass. [Robbins & Appleton]; Alfred H. Smith & Co.

      Riverside Press, Cambridge, MA 1881 - 110 pages. 10.7 x 8.4 inches. A superb 1881 original New York catalogue representing four companies: Gorham Manufacturing Company, Silversmiths. Carter, Sloan & Company, Makers of Gold Jewelry, Bracelets, and Chains. American Watch Company of Waltham Mass. [Robbins & Appleton]. Alfred H. Smith & Co., Diamonds. Each of the four sections has its own title page and is noted as Copyright 1881. Uncommon, no doubt due to the original expense of production and limited number of serious clientele. Worldcat shows only two institutional holdings, both in Special Collections: Brown University and New York Public Libraries. Paper over board. Spine professionally stabilized and rebacked by Peter Gregoroff. New spine and new endpapers; all else original and complete, with small marginal paper repair to page 31/32. Binding is sound; marginal thumbing to a few leaves but overall a remarkably clean interior. No inscriptions. Frontispiece in black and white, to entire catalogue, of stunning Alfred H. Smith & Co. diamond ensemle. Full colour frontispiece of Gorham Sterling Silver Tea Service, tissue guarded. Lithographs of exceptional quality to which my photographs do not do justice. Thereafter numerous illustrations including five lithos for Gorham, two for Carter Sloan, and four brilliant tissue guarded metalic plates for Waltham. The majority of illustrations are in simple black and white. Apart from the ensemble frontispiece the only illustration for the A.H. Smith diamond catalogue is a full-page image of the Kimberly mines. Size: 4to. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        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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        Ichi Ban

      [San Francisco]: Bancroft Litho, 1881. Handbill. Very Good. Wonderful 8.5" x 11" double-sided, multi-color advertising handbill for Ichi Ban, the first "Exposition of the Arts and Manufactures of the Japanese Empire." The recto includes descriptive text about the commercial venture along with three vignettes showing an imperial procession culminating at the imperial palace. The verso contains additional text about the venture along with three b/w anthropomorphic illustrations by Japanese artists: one showing a monkey teaching a fox to play the shamisen, one showing rats conducting a tea ceremony, and one showing frog preparing a pattern drawing for two embroiderers. Bright color. Light marginal wear including a 1" hard-to-see closed tear. Faint quarter-folds. Ichi Ban, Japanese for No. 1, was the first commercial importer of Japanese goods in the United States. It opened in the summer of 1881, filling most of a block on Geary Street in San Francisco. It's exhibitions of goods were "universally conceded to be the most beautiful displays . . . in the United States-in fact the world. One of the most interesting features . . . is thirty Japanese artists, embroiderers and other artisans, dressed in their native costumes and working after the methods used in Japan . . . in view of all visitors . . . who are welcome to inspect and investigate every article. . . . No one is expected to purchase anything, . . . still all pieces are marked at their values and purchasable," both retail and wholesale. (Marquis Handbook of Chicago, 1885, p. 301.) Ichi Ban was the brainchild of Horace Fletcher, who at various times was a whaler, merchant seaman, commander of a Chinese pirate lorcha, champion marksman, military instructor to the Japanese Army and Navy, boxing promoter, Lieutenant Colonel in the California National Guard, importer, multi-millionaire, amateur painter, diet and health expert, owner of a Venetian palazzo, and friend of Henry James and Mark Twain. (Business Philosopher, Volume 4. January, 1908) Exceptionally scarce. As of 2016, no copies in the trade and no auction records listed at ABPC or the Rare Book Hub. No copies of this flyer listed at OCLC, although one similar advertisement is held by the University of California at Berkeley.

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        Bairei hyakucho gafu / Kono Bairei henga (Bairei's Album of One Hundred Birds),

      Tokyo: Okura Magohei. 1881 1881. Meiji 14, and 1884, Meiji 17.Three volumes.Leaf size 249x166mm.In cream paper covers with shadow pattern printed light-grey in the background and red lettering-pieces, rubbed.Stitched in the Japanese style.This work was issued as ?Heaven?, ?Earth? and ?Man?, a three-volume set, in Meiji 14 (1881); a supplemental three-volume set with the same titles was issued in Meiji 17 (1884).Our three volumes are ?Man? from the first issue and ?Earth? and ?Man? from the supplemental set.The three volumes have a total of 36 single- and 45 double-page woodblock illustrations, with subtle colour highlighting, printed on double-folded hand-made paper.Each plate bears the artist?s ?hanko? (seal) and the birds shown are identified in Japanese characters.Occasional light pencil marking in top margins.?Man?, first issue: dusting and remnants of some pencil notes on front cover; 25 double leaves comprising six pages text at start, 19 single-page and 12 double-page woodblock illustrations and one page of text at end.?Earth?, supplemental issue: 26 double leaves, comprising 12 single-page and 16 double-page woodblock illustrations plus six pages of text at start and two pages of text at end.?Man?, supplemental issue: incorrectly re-stitched at some time; 24 double leaves, comprising five single-page and 17 double-page woodblock illustrations plus two pages of text at start and three pages of text at end (four illustrations are blank on the verso).A charming collection.(Further information and photographs available on request.)

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        Roswell Dwight Hitchcock Autograph/Photo Albums and Cake (1817-1887)

      Hardcover. Good. Exceptional album of autograph letters, signed cards, etc., by eminent divines of the 19th century send to R.D. Hitchcock and his daughter on the occasion of her marriage. Amazingly, accompanied by a tin metal box with torn paper label reading Mary Brayton Hitchcock's Wedding Cake. Married Dec. Wednesday the 38th, 1881. The cake apparently is till present inside the tin box! This album contains: Photographs of R.D. Hitchcock and his daughter, original wedding invitation, assorted ALS's with envelopes.

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        Buried Alive, or, Ten Years of Penal Servitude in Siberia

      New York: Henry Holt, 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first printing. (Dated 1881 on title page with no additional printings. Followed Russian and British editions. Issued without slip for librarians at front, the first copy we've seen thus.) 361, (2) pp. Translated by Marie von Tilo. Green cloth with gilt lettering and black illustration, dark brown endpapers. Very Good condition. Cloth worn along edges, exposed tips, spine a little dulled and rubbed. Name penciled on paste down, a few stray light stains in text, signatures a bit strained. Dostoyevsky's first appearance on America shores came with this novel, typically known as House of the Dead.

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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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        Studer's Popular Ornithology: the Birds of North America Drawn and Colored from Nature

      New York: Jacob H. Studer & Co. , 1881. First Edition. Full Leather Full Leather. Good. Upwards of seven hundred different species and varieties, comprising all that are known to exist on this continent are represented on the one hundred and nineteen crayon plates artistically drawn and colored by Theodore Jasper: including a letter press devoted to giving a popular account of their habits and characteristics based on standard authorities, and the most eminent writers on ornithology of the day. Bound in original full leather boards with gilt decorations and ornate titling on the front board and gilt decorations on the back board, it has been rebacked in contemporary leather with gilt titling. Boards have wear at the corners and along the edges, front hinge beginning to separate from the spine, internal hinges have been reinforced and there is evidence of where some of the pages have been repaired. Gorgeous full page color illustrations, a very nice item in good solid condition. . First Printing. Good

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        [PHOTOGRAPH OF PUEBLO LAGUNA]

      Pueblo Laguna, N.M., 1881. Mounted albumen photograph, 33 x 25 cm., on contemporary bristol board. Some dampstaining on mount, small chip in center of photograph (in the empty sky). Withal, a fine image. A fine view of Pueblo Laguna, taken by the important frontier photographer, Jack Hillers, during the Bureau of American Ethnology Expedition of 1880-81. Hillers' work was made famous by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh in his book, CANYON VOYAGE. After learning the art of photography from professionals such as E.O. Beaman and James Fennemore (photographers on the early Powell expeditions), Hillers became the official photographer with the Powell expeditions of 1872-76 and 1878, recording many beautiful images in Arizona and southern Utah. He eventually surpassed his instructors in both technique and artistic sense, and this image, from a New Mexico pueblo, reflects his advancing photographic skill. The image is of the pueblo at some distance, but it is nevertheless clear and sharp. "Jack Hillers emerged as an outstanding practitioner of the wet-plate trade" - Goetzmann. Goetzmann, EXPLORATION AND EMPIRE, pp.560-61. Taft, PHOTOGRAPHY & THE AMERICAN SCENE, pp.288-91.

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        Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings, The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation

      D. Appleton and Company, New York: 1881. First edition, first state with "presumptive" in the last line on p. 9, and the advertisements on p. [233] beginning with "New Books, A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine"., 1881.. First edition, first state with "presumptive" in the last line on p. 9, and the advertisements on p. [233] beginning with "New Books, A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine".. Light, small stain to outer margin of p. 24, one-quarter inch tear to outer margin of p. 51, previous owner's pencilled signature, dated "Dec 10, 1889" on front flyleaf, tiny tears to spine tips, overall fine and bright with hinges strong. As nice a copy as you could ask for. Housed in canvas dust jacket and red morocco backed slipcase.. Black and white illustrations by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser.. Original green cloth pictorially stamped in black and gilt and titled in gilt.

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        Mémoires du Duc de Saint Simon. 20 volumes complet

      - Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie 1881 - 1889. 20 volumes in-8 reliés demi-chagrin havane, dos lisses très ornés de filets, fleurons et entrelacs dorés, date en queue de chaque volume, têtes dorées. Toutes les couvertures ont été conservées. Portrait en frontispice. 512 + 508 + 482 + 475 + 486 + 476 + 481 + 472 + 481 + 487 + 467 + 476 + 502 + 481 + 489 + 472 + 452 + 486 + 447 + 637 pages. Ex-libris à chaque volume. Le tome XX, paru en 1914 est laTable analytique rédigée par l'auteur lui-même et imprimée pour la première fois d'après son manuscrit autographe. Titre complet :Mémoires de Saint-Simon publiés par MM. Chéruel et Ad. Régnier fils et collationnés de nouveau pour cette édition sur le manuscrit autographe avec une notice de M. Sainte-Beuve. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Bel ensemble, bien complet, ce qui est rare, et dans une reliure très décorative. La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 750 EUR. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mother Goose

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1881. First Edition. cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. A handsome First Edition, Second Issue of Kate Greenaway's most popular book, inscribed by the author "Mason Jackson, Jr., from Kate Greenaway" on the half-title page. In near fine condition with loden green lattice on the front cover and an upside-down "G" in "Mother Goose." With the following laid in: "The following year, 1890....was clouded by the deather of her father, Mr. Greenaway, on August 26.th....Mr. Mason Jackson of the "Illustrated London News" paid him a fitting tribute..." Kate Greenaway-Spielmann & Layard." In near fine condition with touches of soiling throughout but very solid. With loden-green endpapers. Housed in a custom clamshell box with the gold titling: Kate Greenaway Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhumes Prsentation copy [1881]." The clamshell box is solid but shows touches of wear at the edges. Overall a very special book.

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        The Imperial Gazetteer of India.

      - London, Trubner 1881. Nine volumes octavo contemporary half morocco (a bit scuffed); each volume with a folding map mounted on linen. Parliamentary library gilt crest on spines and front boards, no other marking. Some wrinkling of paper in volume five but no staining, a bit of foxing, not much; in all a rather good and handsome set. First edition of this monument of persistence. "For the first time in the history of our rule, an opportunity has fallen to me of finding out the truth about the Indian people, and of honestly telling it" (preface).

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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1881. Octavo. Full brown calf bound by Bayntun, double gilt rule to covers, five raised bands to spine, gilt floral design to compartments, titles to spine gilt, gilt roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Engraved frontispiece and vignette title. An excellent copy. A very attractive bound edition of Austen's classic, with a delightful frontispiece and illustrated title showing Elizabeth Bennet dressed in the 1830s fashion of long puffed sleeves. The first Bentley edition of Pride and Prejudice was published in 1833, shortly after Bentley's purchase of the copyright of all Austen's novels from her first publisher, Thomas Egerton.

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        Catalog Mathematischer Modelle für den Höheren Mathematischen Unterricht [Catalogue of Mathematical Models for Higher Mathematical Education]

      L. Brill, Darmstadt 1881 - 260x165mm; pp. 24. EXCEPTIONALLY SCARCE CATALOGUE: BRILL'S FIRST, BEGINNING THE GREAT AGE OF MATHEMATICAL MODELLING. Ludwig Brill took over the family publishing firm in 1880, and began issuing mathematical models almost immediately. This catalogue was issued in 1881 to account for the first eight series of models, made in collaboration with a number of mathematicians, notably Ludwig's brother Alexander Wilhelm von Brill and Felix Klein. The enterprise was a success, and eventually the firm was taken over by Martin Schilling of Leipzig, which issued a catalogue of some 400 models in 1911. The present catalogue is exceptionally scarce. We can locate no copies in collections worldwide, and can only speculate that at this early stage Brill did not print very many copies. Aside from the extensive information provided about each set of models, the most notable feature of the catalogue is the beautiful frontispiece, showing 12 of the models against a black background. Owing to their unexpected and elegant forms, these models and others like them inspired artists working in a range of media and styles, from the photographer Man Ray to the Constructivist sculptor Naum Gabo and the British modernists Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. Condition: good to very good, wraps slightly spotted and worn at the edges (see photo); internally very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        To Caubul with the Cavalry Brigade.

      London: W.H. Allen & Co.,, 1881. A Narrative of Personal Experiences with the Force under General Sir F.S. Roberts, G.C.B. with Map and Illustrations from Sketches by the Author. Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to spine, quotation from Henry IV to the front board within double-ruled panel in black with foliate scrolled decoration, repeated in blind on the rear board, pale yellow surface-paper endpapers. Lithographic frontispiece and five other similar plates, folding lithographic map at the rear. A little rubbed, some bubbling on the boards, spine a touch sunned, and crumpled and chipped head and tail, binding cracked between gatherings 8 and 9, but the stitching remains entirely sound, light browning, and scatter of foxing to the text-block, overall very good. Second edition, same year as the first. Uncommon account of the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Mitford "served with the [14th Regt. Bengal Cavalry (Lancers)] throughout the period it was employed in the war, taking part in the advance on and occupation of Kabul, the action of Charasiab, and the operations around Kabul and the Defence of Sherpur in Dec., 1879, and Â… was mentioned in despatches... [he] commanded the Regiment in the first campaign, and for his services received the Brevet of Lt.-Colonel" (Shadbolt The Afghan Campaigns). Mitford provides excellent detail on the campaign, and writes extremely persuasively, for example on the death of Cavagnari; "They received [him] with a salute of nineteen guns, and after a considerable time spent in compliments, and the inevitable feast Â… the British envoy and his followers were handed over to their new escort, and - to death. When I said good-bye to Cavagnari he was evidently in very low spirits, and I feel sure that nothing but the indomitable courage and determination which was so striking a feature in his character enabled him to conquer the foreboding of evil which he acknowledged he felt, in spite of all efforts to shake it off" (author's introduction). Front endpapers with the bookplate and ownership inscription, dated in 1893, of Sir Lewis Michell, Cape Town banker, "close confidant" of Cecil Rhodes, on his death his executor, and in 1910 his first biographer.

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

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

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        Dr. Wortle's School. A Novel

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1881, 1881. First edition. Sadleir, Trollope, 59; Wolff 6773: NCBEL III, 884. Cloth a little soiled; a few small stains on the upper board of volume one; an unusually nice copy of an uncommon title.. 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.

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        The formation of vegetable mould, through the action of worms, with observations on their habits

      John Murray, London 1881 - Second Issue of Darwin's final book. 8vo: vii,[1],326,[2]pp, with 15 woodcuts. Complete with half-title and final (unnumbered) leaf with publisher's advertisements listing other works by Darwin on recto and imprimatur on verso. Original publisher's green pebbled cloth, covers paneled in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, chocolate-brown end papers. Attractive armorial bookplate of D. Meinertzhagen (probably Daniel Meinertzhagen VI, head of the Frederick Huth & Co. merchant-banking dynasty and father of Richard Meinertzhagen, soldier, intelligence officer, and natural historian). A superb copy, binding square and tight; contents clean, bright, unmarked. Freeman 1358. First Edition, Second Issue (printed the same year and, aside from "second thousand" on title page, identical to first issue, down to the same misprint on the page of advertisements, tenth title, "The power and movements in plants . . ."). After decades devoted to mainly zoological, botanical and evolutionary subjects, Darwin here reverts to his earlier geological interests, describing the services performed by earthworms in eating leaves and grinding earth for the fertilization and aeration of soil. From the weight of worm-castings, he calculated that 18 tons of soil per acre are brought to the surface by worms each year. In fact, the book grew out of a paper on vegetable mould that Darwin read to the Geological Society in November 1837, about a year after returning from his voyage round the world in the Beagle. According to Freeman, "The book was remarkably successful," selling 6,000 copies within a year, more even than had The Origin of Species. And Gordon Chancellor calls Earthworms "perhaps the most charming of all Darwin's books." N.B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed in full to the music critic Max Schütz

      - On a postal card. Postmarked Prague, January 23, 1881. In German (with translation). Dvorák informs Schütz that he has written to Simrock and goes on to mention three of his compositions: op. 54, the waltzes for piano, composed between December 1st 1879 and January 17th, 1880; op. 55, the Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy songs), composed between February 18th and 23rd, 1880; and op. 57, the Sonata in F major for Violin and pPano, composed between March 3rd and 17th, 1880. "To hear from you that the Zigeunerlieder have met with your favour pleases me greatly. You are going to receive the violin sonata and the two volumes of waltzes for piano solo. More next time!" Slightly browned. In very good condition overall. "With Smetana, Fibich and Janácek [Dvorák] is regarded as one of the great nationalist Czech composers of the 19th century. Long neglected and dismissed by the German-speaking musical world as a naive Czech musician, he is now considered by both Czech and international musicologists Smetana';s true heir. He earned worldwide admiration and prestige for 19th-century Czech music with his symphonies, chamber music, oratorios, songs and, to a lesser extent, his operas." Klaus Döge in Grove onlineOp. 54 "Although Dvorák was an accomplished pianist, writing for the piano was never as important to him as, for example, orchestral or chamber music. His piano works are mainly entertaining dances and character-pieces rather than musically and technically ambitious sonatas, fantasias and études. The eight Waltzes b101 (1879-1880). are reminiscent of Chopin but are considerably more natural-sounding and direct." ibid Op. 55"The song cycle, Gipsy Melodies, was written for and dedicated to an admirer of the composer's songs, Gustav Walter, tenor singer of the Vienna Court Opera. As a compliment to Walter, Dvorák set the German translations especially prepared for him by the poet himself, instead of using Adolf Heyduk's Czech verses. The songs display far more assurance than any Dvorák has written previously.Dvorák's skill in using the voice is much greater than before. The music may not be similar to the gipsy music with which we are most familiar, but it embodies gipsy elements, and is at the same time pure Dvorák." Clapham, pp. 232-33Op. 57The only sonata of Dvorák's to survive, the sonata for violin and piano, op. 57, "marks Dvorák's first success in writing satisfactorily for the piano in a chamber music work. [It] represents Dvorák at his most intimate." ibid, p. 194 Dvorák's correspondent Max Schütz was a music critic for the German-language daily Pester Lloyd, published in Budapest.

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        Plan des Nivellitischen Höhennetzes in Preussen und in den engeschlossenen deutschen Staaten, sowie Elsass-Lothringen, Rhein-Pfalz und Baden : In Verbindung mit einer Fluss- u. Eisenbahnkarte vom Deutschen Reich ; Maßstab 1:2000000 : Zusammengestellt nach amtlichen Quellen. Die Höhenbestimmungen der Königl. Preuß. Landesaufnahme ; 14

      Berlin : Selbstverlag 1881. 33 S., 1 Klappkarte 8°, OPp. m. Deckelgravur ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar d. Königl. Eisenbahn Direktion Münster, mit den üblichen Kennzeichen u. geringen Alterungsspuren, Textteil lose beigefügt, Karte u. Brosch. in antiquarisch gutem Zustand, äußerst selten! Versand D: 5,00 EUR Geographie, Preußen, Geologie, Erdkunde

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        Praktischer Reiseführer durch Russland. Nebst Grammatik der russischen Sprache, Dolmetscher mit Aussprache-Bezeichnung, vollständigem Wörterbuch und Eisenbahnkarte

      Leipzig, Wolfgang Gerhard, (1881).. 2 Tle. in 1. OHLwd. 270 S., 1 Bl.; 135 (1) S. gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband, Einbd. beschabt u. bestoß.; Karte mit Einriss Seltene Ausgabe Russia Versand D: 4,50 EUR Europa / Russland / Reise /, Praktischer Reiseführer durch Russland / Wolfgang Gerhard

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        News of the Camp

      

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        The Dukes Children A Novel

      

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        Los caprichos Madrid

      

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