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        Kannen (XXXVI) [Pl. XXXVI]

      Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth, 1883. Colour-printed lithograph by Ernst Wasmuth. Very good condition. 24 1/2 x 16 inches. 26 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches. From "Griechische Keramik", Genick's superb work on Greek ceramics. The revival of interest in Greek ceramics was led by the travellers and cogniscenti who visited Greece and southern Italy in the mid to late-18th century. The Greek vase as an art form was first brought to the attention of an appreciative wider audience with the publication of a number of well- illustrated works on the collections of these dilletants. The most notable of this group was Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), whose collection catalogue was published over a number of years starting in 1769. However, these early pioneers, working with a relatively small number of examples and using primitive techniques, were only able to begin to piece together the intricate story of this unique art form. It was not until a century later that art historians felt that they were understood the full scope and history of ancient Greek ceramics in general and the superb work produced using the red-figure technique in particular. The red-figure technique first came into use in about 530 B.C. and was the dominant type by about 500 B.C. With this technique, images are traced in outline and the background filled in with black glaze. Details are then drawn in by the painter with a black or brownish glaze. Red figure vases continued to be produced in Athens until about 320 B.C. Genick was one of the leading authorities of his day on the red-figure vases: an architect by training, he had a passionate love for and deep understanding of this great Athenian pottery. His study, brought to realization by Wasmuth's superb chromolithographs, illustrates for the first time these masterpieces of the potter's life-size art.

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        Works of Jonathan Swift, The

      1883. The Best Edition of the Works of Jonathan SwiftSWIFT, Jonathan. The Works of Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick’s, Dublin. Containing Additional Letters, Tracts, and Poems Not Hitherto Published. With Notes and a Life of the Author by Sir Walter Scott. Second Edition. In Nineteen Volumes. London: Bickers & Son, 1883-1884.Limited to 750 numbered copies (this copy being No. 497), signed by the publishers. Nineteen octavo volumes (8 1/2 x 5 9/16 inches; 216 x 143 mm.). Engraved frontispiece portrait and one additional plate in Volume I.Early twentieth-century three-quarter turquoise polished calf, ruled in blind, over marbled boards by Tout & Sons for Estes & Lauriat of Boston (stamp-signed on the verso of the front free endpaper). Spines with five raised bands and two red morocco gilt lettering labels, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. Minor rubbing to extremities, spines very slightly and uniformly faded. A near fine set.Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), “Irish author and dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin (from 1713), the foremost prose satirist in the English language. Besides the celebrated Gulliver’s Travels (1726), he wrote such noted satires as A Tale of a Tub (1704) and A Modest Proposal (1729)” (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature).

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        [Works]. Sense and Sensibility. Pride and Prejudice. Emma. Mansfield Park. Northanger Abbey. Persuasion. [with] LEIGH, J.E. Austen. A Memoir of Jane Austen.

      London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1883-86.. Six volumes, 8vo, including the fifth edition of the "Memoir". Frontispiece in each volume, marbled endpapers and sides. Contemporary dark green half morocco, t.e.g., spines faded to brown with some light rubbing, a very good set. "Northanger Abbey" and "Persuasion" are bound in the same volume as usual, while the Memoir also includes "Lady Susan" and "The Watsons".

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        THE BUTTERFLY'S BALL, and the Grasshopper's Feast. J. Harris.

      A COLOURED COPY OF ONE OF THE GREAT CHILDREN'S BOOKS.15 engraved, unnumbered leaves, printed on one side only, followed by one blank leaf. Hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, and 13 other plates coloured by hand.Original printed wrappers with vignettes of a butterfly and grasshopper to upper cover. Manuscript 1/6 at head of cover to denote a coloured copy. Book-list on lower cover of eight items. First edition. Some wear to spine; some light soiling; else an excellent copy of this, Harris's most famous publication, which spawned numerous imitations. Contained in a paper-covered folding box. Very scarce - especially hand-coloured as issued.Moon 725. This copy conforms to none of Moon's listings exactly; though it would seem to lie between 1 & 3.

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        The Harrow Atlas of Modern Geography with Index

      London. Letts and Son Co. 1883. Bound in 3/4 blind ruled calfskin and cloth covered boards. Tri-gilt ruled spine compartments with blind embossed edging. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titled morroco labels. Marbled endsheets. Small Folio (9" x 12"). Illustrated with 30 double page maps in full colour. A handsome atlas which amongst other highlights, lays down the African discoveries ofr Stanley, the Asian discoveries of Captain Nordenskjold, North American and Arctic discoveries of Captain Nares and others. Additionally depicted are great trunk railway lines. This copy from the library of Sir David Salomons 1797-1893 (famed architect, Lord Mayor of London and Baronet) and bears his bookplate to front pastedown as well as a small rubber stamping to title page. Front cover slightly bowed. Various rubbing to covers and spine. Covers sunned and a bit soiled with rear cover cloth unsunned and hence, darker. Several maps bound out of sequence, but all present. A Very Good copy with Fine, crisp, unmarred maps.

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        Philipp Reis: Inventor of the telephone, by Silvanus Thompson. 2 ALS from Thompson to William Frazer laid in

      London: E. & F. N. Spon, 1883. No Dust Jacket. Did Reis Invent the Telephone? [Reis, Johann Philipp (1834-74).] Thompson, Silvanus P. (1851-1916). Philipp Reis: Inventor of the telephone. A biographical sketch, with documentary testimony, translations of the original papers of the inventor and contemporary publications. ix, 182pp. Frontispiece and 2 wood-engraved plates, text illustrations. London: E. & F. N. Spon, 1883. 214 x 139 mm. Original blindstamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine, slightly shaken, corners and extremities worn. Lightly sewn in at the front of the book are two Autograph letters signed from Thompson to William Frazer, dated March 8 and March 13, 1883 respectively, regarding Frazer's presence at a demonstration of Reis's telephone in the fall of 1865; Frazer's letter to Thompson describing the demonstration (not included here) is printed on pp. 129-30 of Thompson's book. Frazer's marginal annotations on pp. 129-30 (the one on p. 129 signed "WF") correcting some of the information in the printed letter. Manuscript sheet, most likely in Frazer's hand, containing a memorandum of the 1865 demonstration and a list of names, laid in. Ownership signatures of A. Q. Keasbey on flyleaves. First Edition of what remains the only English-language biography of Philipp Reis, inventor of a telephone transmitter and receiver capable of reproducing music and-under certain circumstances-intelligible speech. Reis's telephone transmitter worked by alternatively making and breaking connection with a battery, while his receiver was designed to operate on the principle of magnetostriction-the property of ferromagnetic materials such as iron to change shape on application of a magnetic field. Neither of these principles is adequate for constructing a successful speech-transmitting telephone; however "if the sound entering a Reis transmitter is not too strong, contact between the metal point and the metal strip will not be broken. Instead, the pressure of the former on the latter will fluctuate with the sound, causing fluctuations in the electrical resistance and therefore in the current. Similarly, the receiver will respond to continuously fluctuating as well as to intermittent currents (but not by magnetostriction). The sensitivity, however, is extremely low. . . . "(Enc. Brit., 15th ed. [1990]). The above explanation accounts for the partial, but real success of Reis's telephone in transmitting intelligible speech. Between 1858 and 1863 Reis constructed three different models of his telephone, the third and best known of which was demonstrated in scientific societies throughout Europe and America. One of those who saw the machine was Alexander Graham Bell, who was shown Reis's telephone at the Smithsonian Institution in March 1875, and who might have seen an earlier model demonstrated in Edinburgh as early as 1862 (Bell's own telephone, constructed on different principles, was patented in 1876). Unlike Bell, Reis had no interest in profiting from his telephone, freely giving out information about it to anyone who asked, and selling models of it at a reasonable price. It is very likely that Reis would have continued his work in telephony, had he not died shortly after his fortieth birthday. Thompson, a distinguished British physicist and historian of science, considered Reis the true inventor of the telephone, and wrote the present biography as a means of championing Reis's cause. To that end, he published a detailed account of Reis's telephone, provided English translations of Reis's communications on the subject, and solicited testimonials from those who had attended demonstrations of the instrument, attesting to its ability to transmit the spoken word. Nine of these testimonials can be found in Chapter V, including that of William Frazer, an Irish physician, who saw Reis's telephone demonstrated by Stephen M. Yeates at a club meeting in Dublin in 1865. Thompson's two letters to Frazer, the first requesting "any information about that which occurred on that occasion" and the second thanking Frazer and asking permission to include Frazer's letter in his book, are sewn loosely into this copy. Frazer's letter to Thompson is printed on pp. 129-30; his autograph notes on these pages correct erroneous dates in the printed letter. Catania, Basilio, "The 'Telephon' of Philipp Reis," (web refernce) DSB.

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        ALERIEL; OR, A VOYAGE TO OTHER WORLDS. A TALE

      London: Wyman & Sons London: Wyman & Sons,. 1883. original dark blue cloth, front and rear panels ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, brown coated endpapers.. Cloth a bit rubbed at corner tips and along outer joints, a few minor. scuffs to front panel, else a nearly fine, bright copy. (#75601). First edition. Perhaps a presentation copy; unsigned inscription in Lach- Szyrma's hand to an unnamed recipient "with the Author's kind regards" on recto of half title leaf. The first of Lach-Szyrma's three works of interplanetary fiction, this being a revised and expanded version of his A VOICE FROM ANOTHER WORLD, published in London by James Parker & Co. in 1874. "The first two parts deal with communication with a Venusian who has spent some time incognito on Earth and a description of a utopian civilization on Venus obtained through a vision ... The third and fourth parts describe the adventures of some Venusians as they explore a civilized Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and some of their satellites." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 131. Later adventures of the Venusians are detailed in "Letters from the Planets," a series of nine stories by Lach- Szyrma published anonymously in CASSELL'S MAGAZINE from 1887 to 1893, and his novel, UNDER OTHER CONDITIONS, published in London by Adam and Charles Black in 1892. "The general point of this and the succeeding stories is acceptance, on a religious basis, of the plurality of worlds and the omnipresence of humanoid life." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1261. "These rather preachy stories concentrate on sightseeing and ethics, but fair-mindedly stress that other planetary conditions may lead to other customs. Lach-Szyrma could be considered a minor forerunner to C. S. Lewis." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. [684]. "Clearly influenced Wells." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 24. Locke, Voyages in Space 120. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 108. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 69. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 41. Bleiler (1978), p. 117. Reginald 08512.

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        The Massorah. Compiled from Manuscripts. Alphabetically and Lexically arranged. 4 vol. 1) Vol. I. Aleph-Yod 2) Vol. II. Caph-Tav 3) Vol. III. Supplement 4) Vol. IV. The Massorah: translated into English with a critical and exegetical commentary. Being Vol. IV of the entire work. Hebrew Title page: Ha-Masorah`al pi kitve yad `atikim asher nikbetsu me-artsot shonot be-mahberet ahat shlemah, arukhah be-kol ve-sedurah be-maarkhot alfa beta ve-al pi ha-shorashim* 1) Helek Rishon: Aleph-Yod 2) Helek Sheni: Caph-Tav 3) Helek Shlishi: Nosaphot (vol. 4 does not have a Hebrew title page) [SIGNED]

      Georges Brg Carl Fromme vol. 2 3 4 London; Vienna Georges Br?g,** Carl Fromme (vol. 2,3,4) 1880-1905 1) 1880 2) 1883 3) 1885 4) 1905 First edition g Elephant folio. 758pp. (4) 829pp. (4) 381pp. 546pp. Vol. 1: 3/4 contemporary black leather over brown mottled paper boards with gilt lettering to spine. Head and tail of spine bumped and worn. Tears to hinges of binding. Book still firmly bound. Modern, marbled end papers. Blind embossed and printed stamp to title page: "Jewish Institute of religion. NY. Library." Signed by author, including name of subscriber and number of subscription preceding first paginated page. Booklet, containing author's introduction pasted-in to page following title page: Small 4to. 8pp. Foxing throughout. Contains introduction by the author [dated 1870], a list of donors and subscribers and letters recommending the work. Vol. 2, 3 & 4: 1/4 cloth over paper covered boards of the time with white (vol. 3: yellow) lettering to spines. Vol. 2: End papers taped. 3" tear to front end paper, but complete. 6" tear to English title page, but complete. Blind embossed and printed stamp to title page: "Jewish Institute of Religion. NY. Library." Signed by author, including name of subscriber and number of subscription preceding preface. Subscription page loose but present. Vol. 3: Spine hinge severely torn, but book still firmly bound. Tears to boards. Library stamp to title page and p.7: "Hebrew Union College. Jewish Institute of Religion." Vol. 4: Front end paper crumbled. Minor welling and water marks to top edge throughout, not affecting text. All volumes: Corners bumped and worn. Discoloration, staining and scuffing to boards. Library plate to spine. Browning and occasional foxing to pages, not affecting text. Minor tears to page edges, not affecting text. Hinges starting. Vol. 1-3 (incl.) are written Hebrew style (from right to left), while the fourth volume is written English style (from left to right). On the author: Christian David Ginsburg (1831-1914), Jewish scholar, born in Warsaw on 25 December 1831. Coming to England shortly after the completion of his education in the Rabbinic College at Warsaw, Ginsburg continued his study of the Hebrew Scriptures, with special attention to the Five Megillot. The first result of these studies was a translation of the Song of Songs, with a historical and critical commentary, published in 1857. A similar translation of Ecclesiastes, followed by treatises on the Karaites, the Essenes, and the Kabbala, kept the author prominently before biblical students while he was preparing the first sections of his magnum opus, the critical study of the Massorah. Beginning in 1867 with the publication of Jacob ben Hayyim's Introduction to the Rabbinic Bible, Hebrew and English and the Massoreth HaMassoreth of Elias Levita, in Hebrew, with translation and commentary, Ginsburg became known as an eminent Hebrew scholar. In 1870 he was appointed one of the first members of the committee for the revision of the English version of the Old Testament. The work at hand is considered his life work: The publication of the Massorah, in three volumes (1880-1886), in Hebrew, followed by the one-volume English edition in 1905. Ginsburg had one predecessor in the field, the learned Jacob ben Hayyim (or: Jacob ben Chajim), who in 1524-1525 published the second Rabbinic Bible, containing what has ever since been known as the Massorah. Ginsburg took up the subject almost where it was left by those early pioneers, and collected portions of the Massorah from the countless manuscripts scattered throughout Europe and the East. Ginsburg published Facsimiles of Manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible (1897 and 1898), the Text of the Hebrew Bible in Abbreviations (1903), in addition to a critical treatise on the relationship of the so-called Codex Babylonicus of A.D. 916 to the Eastern Recension of the Hebrew Text (1899, for private circulation). In the last-mentioned work he seeks to prove that the St. Petersburg Codex, for so many years accepted as the genuine text of the Babylonian school, is in reality a Palestinian text carefully altered so as to render it conformable with Babylonian recension. He subsequently undertook the preparation of a new edition of the Hebrew Bible for the British and Foreign Bible Society. He also contributed many articles to J. Kitto's Encyclopedia, W. Smith's Dictionary of Christian Biography, and the Encyclopedia Britannica. [from Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th ed. (1911) Volume V12, p. 29] On the Massorah in general: "It is well known that the received text of the Hebrew Bible is called the Massoretic, i.e., printed according to the Massorah. Now, the Massorah is a marginal directory, indicating (...) how the letters, words and phrases are to be written, according to the most ancient rules laid down by those who compiled, preserved, and transmitted the canon of the Old Testament Scriptures (...). This invaluable key to the text of the old testament is called Massorah (tradition) because it was traditionally transmitted by the authorized and professional scribes, who afterwards committed it to writing" (from the introduction pasted-in to the first volume). It was primarily compiled, edited and distributed by a group of Jews known as the Masoretes between the seventh and tenth centuries CE. The oldest manuscripts containing substantial parts of the Masoretic Text known to still exist date from approximately the ninth century. The Aleppo Codex dates from the tenth century. In the first half of the tenth century Aaron ben Moses ben Asher and Moshe ben Naphtali (often just called ben Asher and ben Naphtali) were the leading Masoretes in Tiberias. Ben Asher wrote a standard codex (the Aleppo Codex) embodying his opinions. Probably Ben Naphtali did too, but it has not survived. (from the Jewish Encyclopedia, see below) On this work [from: Library of Biblical Studies, see below]: Ginsburg's work is a critical edition of the Massorah, and as such it relies heavily on the two standard works preceding it, i.e. Jacob ben Hayyim's second Blomberg edition of the Bible and Elijah Levita's Massoreth ha-Massoroth (Tiberias, 1538). Whereas Elijah Levita had a primarily grammatical approach, Jacob ben Hayyim ibn Adonijah was associated more directly with the manuscripts themselves. The sort of thing that ben Hayyim did is "what Ginsburg did in his massive collection of The Massorah in four volumes, imperial folio (1881-1905). [the work at hand]. There are no indications where any notes came from, or the date origin and history of the manuscripts. Nobody in the 16th century ever thought of doing this (...). There had to be a beginning at some time, and this beginning was made by Jacob ben (C)Hayyim; Ginsburg has rightly said that Jacob 'rescued the Massorah from perdition.' Something of the same kind can be said of Ginsburg." (ibid., p. XI) Even though Ginsburg claims to follow Jacob ben Hayyim's work, which came to be recognized as the true masoretic text, very closely, it differs often from it. Hence, it is actually a recension of Ginsburg, that incorporates 75 other codices as well. "The great question is: How are we to obtain a true, accurate masoretic text? In the Prolegomenon by Professor Harry M. Orlinsky in the KTAV Publishing House reissue of Ginsburg's Introduction to the Massoretico-Critical Edition of the Hebrew Bible (...) he says (p. XV) that "none can claim to being the masoretic text," but there can be a masoretic text." (T)here is no (...) unified, authoritative Masorah. This can be seen in Ginsburg's massive four-volume compilation." [ibid. p. XIV] Complete in four volumes. In Hebrew and English. Covers in good, books in very good condition. Sources: Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition (1911) Jewish Encyclopedia (online) Orlinsky, Harry M. (ed.): The Library of Biblical Studies (Ktav Publishing House: New York. 1968 [First published 1867]). Prolegomenon by Norman H. Snaith (p. VII-XXXVI) *translation of Hebrew title page: The Massorah, according to ancient manuscripts from different countries, within one complete book. Completely organized, in alphabetical order and according to the sources. **Printed by the author for subscribers

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        The Waverley Novels. Centenary Edition. 25 volumes bound as 12 complete.

      Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1883.. Plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches). 25 volumes bound in 12. Finely and very attractively bound in contemporary half green calf, spines gilt extra with double maroon lettering pieces, marbled sides. A finely bound set in exquisite condition.

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        GASKELL (W. H.) The Croonian Lecture: On the Rhythm of the Heart of the Frog, and on the Nature of the Action of the Vagus Nerve, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions

      Vol 173, pp.993-1033; Royal Society, 1883. * GARRISON-MORTON 829: "Gaskell's classical memoir on the muscles and nerves of the heart included a description of "Gaskell's nerves", the accelerator nerves of the heart. He showed that the motor impulses from the nerve ganglia to the sinus venosus influence the heart rhythm but do not originate cardiac movements, which are due to the rhythmic contraction of the heart muscle. This led to the artificial production of "heart-block", the name for which Gaskell based on an expression of Romanes." * Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 173, Part III, bound in one volume for 1883, comprising, vi, [751-]1180pp with plates numbered 51-96, large quarto, library cloth with bookplate, a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title, foot of last leaves and occasionally elsewhere, a very good copy. * A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: OWEN (Richard) Description of Portions of a Tusk of a Proboscidian Mammal. (Notelephas australis, Owen) pp.777-781; WALLER (Augustus) WATTEVILLE (A. de) On the Influence of the Galvanic Current on the Excitability of the Motor Nerves of Man, pp.961-991: HULKE (J. W.) An Attempt at a Complete Osteology of Hypsilophodon Foxii; a British Wealden Dinosaur, pp.1035-1062; WATNEY (Herbert) The Minute Anatomy of the Thymus, pp.1063-1123.1200

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        Comitiva Regia en el Casamiento de S. M. el Rey de EspaƱa Don Alfonso 12 con S. A. I. y R. la Archiduquesa Dona Maria Cristina de Austria, en el Trayecto Desde la Real Basilica de Atocha a Palacio el dia 29 de Noviembre de 1879

      A. Fortuny Madrid: A. Fortuny, (1883). An extensive panorama stretching across forty pages, which folds out to show the royal procession making its way from the Royal Basilica of Atocha to the Palace on the wedding day of the King of Spain, Alfonso XII, and his second wife, Maria Christina of Austria. A retinue of guards, musicians, and members of the royal family all lead the way for the new King and Queen, who can be seen peeking out the window of their carriage. Printed by chromolithography in full color, with shimmering gold and silver decoration on the stately horses, carriages, and military uniforms. Each group in the procession is labeled in Spanish, and the pages of the panorama are backed with silk for strength. In its original crimson leather portfolio bearing the King and Queen's intertwined initials, surmounted by a crown, gilt edge decoration, and intricate dentelles. Portfolio bears a red and gold label with a crown on the front cover. Some wear to extremities, minor soiling on the inside of the cover where a bookplate or label was likely removed, and light foxing, not affecting the images, which are fresh and bright. An attractive copy of a rare commemorative panorama.

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