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        Hercules. Orig.-Radierung.

      50 x 36 cm, 20 x 15 cm, Randläsuren, etwas stockfleckig, Radierung sauber. Vom Künstler links unten betitelt, rechts signiert. Aus familiären Nachlass.- Josef Divéky, auch Josef von Divéky (1887-1951) ungarischer Grafiker und Designer. Nach Besuch einer privaten Malschule studierte Divéky 1905-1907 an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien bei Alois Delug und 1907-1910 an der Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule Schüler bei Rudolf Larisch und Berthold Löffler. Beruflich war Divéky als Gebrauchsgrafiker in Wien, Zürich, Brüssel und Budapest erfolgreich tätig. Ab 1919 lebte er in Bethlis in der Schweiz. Wegen einer Steuerschuld wurde Diveky von den schweizer Behörden ausgewiesen. Ab 1941 lehrte er an der Kunstgewerbeschule Budapest. 1951 Krankheit und Suizid.Divéky arbeitete für die Wiener Werkstätte, als Designer für die Glaslusterfirma Lobmeyr. Er war ein hervorragender Grafiker und Buchillustrator, schuf zahlreiche Exlibris, publizierte in verschiedenen Zeitschriften.

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        The Parlour Conjurer (sic).

      sp;- London - Spencer Blackett, 1887 Book. Good. Hardcover. A small instructional work on parlour magic. An extremelyscarce work on parlour magic. Number 19 from the 'British Standard Handbooks' series from Spencer Blackett. Undated, copac estimates date at 1883. However, Spencer Blackett acquired J & RMaxwell in 1887,and to the rear wrap it is stated that Blackett is the successor to J and R Maxwell. The British Standard Handbooks series were originally sold at 2d each and are advertised as 'A New Series of Illustrated Practical Handbooks of Sports and Pastimes'. The rear wrap states that 'These Handbooks are perfect encyclopaedias of information upon their respective topics they readily commend themselves as marvels of cheapness'. A scarce work, with only one on Copac. This title explains many tricks to do with palming, coin tricks, card tricks and more. Published by Spencer Blackett, a publishing company founded by the third son of Henry Blackett ofHurst and blackett. By the time of this publication he had bought publishing house 'John Maxwell' who previously published British Standard Hand Books. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally, worn. Loss to the head and tail of front wrap due to chipping. Light rubbing to the wraps. Loss to the bottom of front wrap means publisher's name is obscured. Losses to the spine also. Front wrap is lifting at the tail of joint. A few small chips to rear wrap, not affecting any text. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with occasional spots. Overall: GOOD..

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        Zwischen Menschen, Häusern und Hunden. Lithographie auf chamoisfarbenem Vélin.

      Unten rechts in Blei signiert und datiert, unten links als ?Probedruck? bezeichnet. - Probedruck für die Mappe ?Chimären?, die acht Lithographien von Gleichmann umfaßt. Sie erschien in hundert Exemplaren als X. Mappe der Galerie Flechtheim. - An den dadaistischen George Grosz erinnernde Straßenszene. - Der im Ersten Weltkrieg verwundete Otto Gleichmann (1887-1963) wurde 1918 Mitglied der Hannoverschen Sezession, welcher auch Kurt Schwitters angehörte. Er galt als Einzelgänger des deutschen Expressionismus. Von den Nazis erhielt er Ausstellungsverbot und wurde auf der Ausstellung ?Entartete Kunst? gezeigt. - Ränder gering knickspurig, guter Zustand. - Unter Passepartout. - Vgl. Vollmer II, 257.

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        Alexander Archipenko. Mit einer Einleitung von Prof. Dr. Hans Hildebrandt, Stuttgart, einem Porträt des Künstlers und 66 Abbildungen.

      Seltene erste Monographie über den 1887 in Kiew geborenen und während seines Pariser Aufenthaltes durch den französischen Kubismus geprägten Maler und Bildhauer Archipenko. Er hatte bis zu seiner endgültigen Auswanderung in die USA von 1921 - 1923 in Berlin eine eigene Schule. Geringe Bleistiftmarginalien, Einband etwas fleckig, sonst guter Zustand.

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        LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DES OBJETS COLORÉS AVEC VALEURS RÉELES.; MANUEL DES PROCÉDÉS ISOCHROMATIQUES ET ORTHOCHROMATIQUES

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1887. First edition. 8vo., ix, 193 pp., 2 plates, containing 2 photoglypties and 1 chromolithograph,15 illustrations in text. Original printed wrappers, which are soiled and chipped at the blank edges, mounted on a heavier stock and then newly bound in red cloth with a morocco spine label. Faint marginal dampstain along the lower edge of the first half of the text, with toning. A near very good copy. "Dr. H. W. Vogel discovered in 1873 that dyes added to photographic materials extended their sensitivity to colours other than blue. In 1882 commercial dry plates were produced, and these isochromatic, or orthochromatic, plates soon came into general use. Because they were much more sensitive to blue than green, they were normally exposed through a yellow filter to balance up the exposure. In 1884 Dr. Vogel discovered a method of sensitising plates to orange as well as green light." Coe, Brian, Color Photography: The First Hundred Years, 1840 - 1940, p. 34. These discoveries were fundamental for correct color photography and three-color photography. "Vogel's invention of color sensitizers. By the addition of dyes to silver bromide collodion he obtained practical three-color separation negatives, the results of which he exhibited at the Paris Exposition of 1878." Eder, p. 647. This title is unique to this French edition, based upon earlier texts by Vogel. Translated into French by Henry Gauthier-Villars, and augmented with notes from the author. The three "photoglypties" are commonly known as Woodburytypes. Roosens and Salu 7664.

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        Isles of the Princes; or the Pleasures of Prinkipo

      Putnam's, New York and London 1887 - pp. [2], ix, 381, 6 pp. of undated ads, illustrated with 2 maps, one folding and 25 early photographs of life and topography of Bosphorus and the Princes Isles. Signed J. F. Grabau binding, deep brown three quarters gilt stamped morocco, 6 panel gilt stamped and decorated spine ( leaf & crown ) as pictured, TEG, ribbon marker - Grabau was considered Buffalo NY's finest design binder who had several of his own binderies, as well as doing fine bindings for the Roycroft Bindery [ 1902 to 1905 ] - signed & inscribed to D. N. Lockwood by the author - Lockwood's son donated a half million dollars and his personal substantial Rare Book collection to establish the Lockwood Memorial Library, at UB. The author, Samuel Cox was an American Congressman & Diplomat who represented Ohio and NY in the House of Representatives. He also served as the US Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, which inspired several books of exotic travel, including this title. It describes the author's sojourn in Prinkipo, a former Greek Island under Ottoman rule [ but now Turkish ]. It discusses the exotic flora & fauna, the Church & Mosques, strange customs, languages, ethenic groups and dress. An interesting association copy, fine provinance & fine binding - scarce book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire topographique et anecdotique des rues de Bayonne -

      Imprimerie A. Lamaignère 1887 -, Bayonne - 7 In-12 Tome 1: 360 pp. Tome 2: 351 pp. Tome 3: 354 pp. Tome 4: 367 pp. Tome 5: 343 pp. Tome 6: 330 pp. Tome 7: 94 pp. Reliure demi-basane marron à coins. Dos à nerfs avec titre doré. Couvertures conservées. Intérieur avec petites rousseurs. En bon état EDITION ORIGINALE. Bien complet du plan de Bayonne accompagné du transparent portant des numéros de référence. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire généalogique des Courtin.

      Paris, Au Conseil Héraldique de France, 1887, demi-maroquin de l'époque, dos à nerfs, tête dorée. -Petite restauration sans manque p. 426, rousseurs claires éparses, ex-dono à la plume dans la marge sup. du f. de faux-titre. -Bel exemplaire. - in-4 de (4)-747-(1) pp. + 14 pl. h.t. ; Edition originale. Tirée à 175 exemplaires. Très rare.Saffroy 39448.Bel ouvrage. Travail considérable, relatif à une famille établie dans le Maine, le Perche, l'Ile-de-France, l'Artois et la Picardie, le Forez. Orné d'un nombre considérable de blasons dans le texte et de 14 jolies planches, la plupart à l'eau-forte, vues des châteaux de Soulgé-le-Courtin et Anvers-le-Courtin, de Cissé, de Rosay, de la Bastie, de Saint-Marcel, d'Urfé, de Beauvoir, etc. Les preuves de l'histoire donnent le texte ou analysent 2 231 pièces. Un index complet des noms termine l'ouvrage qui est précédé d'une importante et savante étude formant une véritable histoire des vicissitudes de la noblesse à travers les âges.

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        MANUSCRIPT LETTER TO ELIZABETH BISLAND FROM LAFCADIO HEARN. [NEW ORLEANS APRIL 7

      [New Orleans 1887]. Two manuscript letters in Hearn's hand in pen and ink on yellow paper, each ca. 16 x 26.6 cm., very good, minor marginal tears, center folded twice, verso blank all in all a very good, pair letters by Lafcadio Hearn. This item is a pair of letters, incomplete, pages 7 & 8 of 8 pages in all. * The last page is signed by Lafcadio Hearn, but not dated, Bisland has cited the text and date, see below. * A fascinating primary example. The portion of the letter which is preserved with great literary great interest as Hearn writes about his admiration for the writings of Herbert Spencer, one of the most important influences on Hearn's later life. * A good example showing how Hearn was influenced and truly affected by another author, and how Hearn's attitudes, by his own admission, had a major & most catalytic affect on his later writings and life. * TYPICAL EARLY LETTERS ON YELLOW WRITING PAPER: These letters are written on the typical yellow writing paper consistent with other early letters of the 1880's written by Hearn from New Orleans that we have or have had. * THE FULL TEXT: . Page 8 "...but the thought must come first; -then the thing begins to develop, -and always in a different way from that at first intended. Also I found that the importance of noting down impressions, [underscore] introspective or otherwise, -and expanding them at leisure, is simply enormous. Perhaps you know all this already; -if not, try it and get a pretty surprise. . . I have one thing more to chat about; I am trying to get all my friends to read Herbert Spencer -beginning with First Principles [underscore]. Slow reading, but invaluable; systematizes all one's knowledge and plans and ideas. I've made three converts. The only way to read him is by paragraphs -all of which are numbered. I am now wrestling with the two Page 8 big volumes of Biology [underscore], and have digested on of the Sociology [underscore]. The Psychology [underscore] I will touch last, though it is his mightiest work. Four years study, at least, for me to complete the reading. But First Principles contains the digest of all; -the other volumes are merely corollaries. When one has read Spencer, one has digested the most nutritious portion of all human knowledge. Also the style is worth the labor, -puissant, compact, and melodious. . Believe me always . with many thanks for . kind letter, Your friend & literary brother . Lafcadio Hearn" [signed]" * EXCELLENT PROVENANCE: The pair of letters are contained in the book seller's original folder from James F. Drake an autograph, First Editions & rare book dealer located at 14 West 40th St., New York, with his typed catalogued entry on a small piece of typed paper. Then there is also an A-4 typed carbon sheet with the exact text content of the two letters. * FULL TEXT CITED IN BISLAND: The full text of this AUTHOR'S LETTER SIGNED is cited by Bisland in it's entirety: in Elizabeth Bisland's: THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN. * CONDITION: The letters are written in Hearn's typical handwriting in ink, the paper size is 16 x 25.6 cm., there are no stains or other detracting marks, a couple of small tears at the old folds, else solid, clean condition. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: P.D. & Ione Perkins: LAFCADIO HEARN A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS WRITITINGS: see various entries for Bisland. * Elizabeth Bisland: THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN, volume 1, p.389. Bisland dates the two letters: April 7 and 14, 1887. *** .

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        A Ride Through Syria to Damascus and Baalbec, and Ascent of Mount Hermon.

      Abram & Sons, London 1887 - 60 pp., hand-coloured lithographed folding map, 5 wood-engraved plates, illustrations, original boards, slightly damaged spine, title gilt on spine & front cover, some light spotting to map and title, else a notably crisp and clean copy. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIRS OF MY LIFE, by John Charles Fremont. Including in the Narrative Five Journeys of Western Exploration, during the Years 1842, 1843-4, 1845-6-7, 1848-9, 1853-4. Together with a Sketch of the Life of Senator Benton, in Connection Western Expansion.

      Belford, Clarke & Company, Chicago 1887 - xxii, 655 pages of text. Recased in brown simulated leather, retaining the original boards. Complete including large folding map at page 120 titled "Map Showing Country Explored.". Many of the engraved plates have minor browning to the edges, but the text pages are not affected. The title page and front endpaper have a small tear repaired. Title continues ".by Jessie Benton Fremont. A Retrospect of Fifty Years, Covering the most Eventful Periods of Modern American History. Superbly Illustrated by Original Portraits, Descriptive Plates, and, from the Missouri River to the Pacific, by a Series of Sketches and Daguerrotypes made during the Journeys. The Illustrations are now Masterpieces of Darley, Hamilton, Schussele, Dallas, Kern, Wallin and others. Engraved under the Supervision of J.M. Butler, with Maps and Colored Plates. Vol. I. [all published]. Fremont, John Charles (1813-1890); Jessie Benton Fremont (1824-1902). Howes F367: "Embraces the first three exploring expeditions and the part played by him in the conquest of California." Reproduces many illustrations that originally encompassed his government publications. First edition. Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Feud of Oakfield Creek: A Novel of California Life

      Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston 1887 - First edition. Pictorial mustard yellow cloth stamped in red and black. Front hinge neatly repaired, some modest loss of cloth and a small glue remnant at the crown, overall a near very good copy with the bookplate of notable poet Edmund Clarence Stedman on the front pastedown and Agnes Neustadt's decorative bookplate (illustrated by Frederick Spenceley) on the front fly. Penciled name ("Stedman", probably in his hand on the titlepage. Tipped-in is a three page (three pages of a fold leaf) Autograph Letter Signed by Royce to Stedman dated May 8, 1890. The letter begs forgiveness for his failure to write earlier, thanking Stedman for a dinner given in his honor at the Author's Club, and asking Stedman to convey to the Board of the Club that he would like to gain out-of-town membership in the Club. Josiah Royce, born in Grass Valley, California, was best known as one of the great American philosophers, whose work at Harvard also had a profound effect on the philosophy of logic as it influenced mathematics. He was unusual among American philosophers for his interest and writings on history, particularly on his birth state of California, from whence this novel was inspired. Shortly after publishing this novel he had a nervous breakdown requiring him to take a leave of absence from his academic duties, and indeed in the letter he references the pressures of those duties. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Zwischen Menschen, Häusern und Hunden. Lithographie auf chamoisfarbenem Vélin.

      Unten rechts in Blei signiert und datiert, unten links als ?Probedruck? bezeichnet. - Probedruck für die Mappe ?Chimären?, die acht Lithographien von Gleichmann umfaßt. Sie erschien in hundert Exemplaren als X. Mappe der Galerie Flechtheim. - An den dadaistischen George Grosz erinnernde Straßenszene. - Der im Ersten Weltkrieg verwundete Otto Gleichmann (1887-1963) wurde 1918 Mitglied der Hannoverschen Sezession, welcher auch Kurt Schwitters angehörte. Er galt als Einzelgänger des deutschen Expressionismus. Von den Nazis erhielt er Ausstellungsverbot und wurde auf der Ausstellung ?Entartete Kunst? gezeigt. - Ränder gering knickspurig, guter Zustand. - Unter Passepartout. - Vgl. Vollmer II, 257.

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        Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in the Gold Regions of Africa.

      London: Chapman and Hall, Limited,, 1887. 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, spines lettered and ruled in gilt, front boards ruled in blind, publisher's device to rear boards in blind, brown coated endpapers, edges untrimmed. Etched frontispiece with tissue-guard to each volume, 12 similar plates. Ownership signature of H. C. Newton to front free endpaper versos. Spines slightly darkened, rubbed at extremities, with a couple of faint marks, sides very lightly rubbed and marked, faint indentation to vol. 1 front board, very pale spotting to free endpapers and half-titles, else internally very clean and fresh. A very good copy. First edition. Anderson was a magistrate in the colonial government of the Cape Colony until 1860, when he decided to explore the largely unknown regions north of the colony. Following a series of preparatory expeditions in Natal, he set out for the Drakenberg Mountains in 1863, visiting Orange Free State and the area later known as Griqualand West, and later travelling to Moffat's missionary station in Bechuanaland, collecting "much information" on the area's inhabitants (Mendelssohn). He then nearly died of thirst crossing the Kalahari Desert to Matabeleland, and later travelled in Namaqualand, Damaraland, and Ovampoland, also "spending considerable time on the Orange River, shooting, boating geologising, and taking notes of everything of interest" (ibid.) There are also sporting encounters lion, leopard, giraffe and buffalo, "as well as the usual hunts for plains antelope for the pot" (Czech).

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        The Isles of the Princes; or The Pleasures of Prinkipo.

      New York and London, Putnam, 1887. 8vo. Original gilt and black illustrated brick-red diced cloth with bevelled edges, patterned endpapers; pp. [2], ix, 381, [6], advertisements, illustrated with two maps and several plates; a very good copy; bookplate inside front cover. First edition. Prinkipo (Büyükada) is the largest of the Princes' Islands in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul, where the US Minister to Turkey had spent and enjoyed a summer. Apart from descibing excursions to the neighboring islands, European and Asian mainland, Cox, the diplomat, writes about the 'Eastern Question, i.e. the state of the Great Game, the Caucasus and oil in the region. At that time Prinkipo was still a mainly Greek settlement.

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        Photographic Illustrations, with a Description of Mandalay & Upper Burmah Expeditionary Force, 1886-87. By a Cavalry Officer.

      

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        The deformity termed "pug nose" and its correction by a simple operation (pp.621-623, 4 Abb.).

      Medical Record, 35. - New York, June 4, 1887, 4, IV, 728 pp., zahlreiche Abbildungen, feiner Halbpergameinteinbandim Stil der Zeit. First Edition! "A landmark paper from America, the beginning of cosmetic rhinoplasty" McDowell"Roe invented the intranasal approach for corrective rhinoplasty". John 0. Roe, M.D., LL.D. (1848-1915) was born at Patchgogue, Long Island in a family descended on both sides from English ancestors who were among the earliest settlers of Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from the University of Michigan and received the degree of M.D. in 1870 from this University. Coming to New York, he matriculated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, receiving his diploma in the class of 1871. After a year of graduate courses in New York, Roe entered upon the special practice of diseases of ear, nose, and throat in Rochester, New York. He soon recognized the necessity of additional training and to secure this went to Europe where, for a period of two years, he worked in clinics in Vienna, London, and Berlin, notably with Sir Morell Mackenzie. Returning to Rochester, he became laryngologist to the Rochester Hospital.In 1887, Roe gave this paper on an intranasal approach "without wounding the skin" for the correction of saddle nose deformity.Garrison & Morton, No.5754.4

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        Orificial Surgery and Its Application to the Treatment of Chronic Diseases

      W.t. Keener, Chicago 1887 - Very Good in the original green cloth, gilt lettering spine and front board, boards are rubbed and solied, lacking the rear endpage. Presentation book plate front paste down -"Presented to the Physio-Medical College of Indiana By Melville C. Keith, M.D. Christmas 1888". Errata slip tipped in at final page of text. Edwin Hartley Pratt was the founder of the Chicago-based Orificial Surgery Society in 1887. Orificial surgery sought to cure many of the physical and psychological ills of the body by surgical corrections to the various orifices, mainly those below the waist. This movement in mainstream American medicine flourished until the 1920s, and the numbers of those subjected to orificial surgery during its brief heyday are estimated to be in the tens of thousands. It is remembered mainly today for its advocacy of circumcision in both males and females. RARE in the 1887 First Edition, a wonderful curiosity for any medical book collection ! Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Helen Keller"), to her cousin Anna Turner and Anna's husband George [with]: A group of family photographs

      [Tuscumbia, Alabama, 1887. Near Fine. Quarto sheets. Measuring 8.5" x 8". Two pages in pencil on laid paper with watermark of a crane and "Japanese Linen 1886," written on two sheets, rectos only, lacking one of the original leaves. Old creases from prior folding, some wear and discoloration, but near fine.An astonishingly sophisticated letter by the 7-year old Helen Keller to her cousin Anna Keller Turner and her husband George, describing a train trip to Huntsville, Alabama, that she took with her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Keller began studying with Sullivan in March of 1887. This letter, written only months later, demonstrates Keller's remarkable progress in learning to communicate, and it is one of the earliest known Keller letters. Michael Anagnos, the director of the Perkins Institute for the Blind, describes Keller's gains after beginning her studies with Annie Sullivan: "In the course of four months Helen mastered more than four hundred and fifty common words -- nouns, verbs transitive and intransitive, adjectives and prepositions which she could use correctly and spell with perfect accuracy. At the same time she learned to read raised characters with the tips of her fingers almost spontaneously and with very little effort on the part of her instructress, to converse freely by means of the manual alphabet, to cipher, to write a neat 'square hand,' and to express her elementary ideas in correct composition" (Anagnos, "Helen Keller. A Second Laura Bridgman," in Fifty-Sixth Annual Report of The Perkins Institution And Massachusetts School For The Blind, 1888).Anagnos describes a letter written by Keller to her mother on 12 July 1887 during a trip to Hunstville and then briefly mentions the present letter: "On her return to Tuscumbia from her visit to Huntsville, Helen wrote a long letter to her cousin George, giving him a minute account of everything that occurred on her way home. She speaks of her meeting in the steam-cars a kind lady, who gave her a drink of water but who 'did talk wrong on fingers.' The mention of the drink of water, which isn't included in this letter, suggests that a page is missing, although the letter otherwise flows well.The letter reads in its entirety:"helen will write letter to cousin george helen and teacher did go to huntsville steam car does go fast george did give helen soda water anna did buy helen pretty new hat helen did play with pinky horse does like sugar mr. rea did kiss helen carlotta will come to see helen in tuscumbia corinne and may and louise did come to see helen robert did shoot little bird wrong [...] helen and teacher did come home. lady did talk wrong on fingers. conductor did take ticket and punch. teacher did buy orange and helen did put orange in bag for mother leila has little new baby new baby is bessie bessie is eva sister mildred is helen sister helen is sick doctor will give medicine to make well helen does love george and anna helen will kiss george and anna good-by helen keller"Keller's autobiography (The Story of My Life, 1903) contains a section on her letters. A short note to her cousin Anna is listed as her earliest letter (June 17, 1887) followed by a longer letter to her mother on July 12, 1887. The chronology then skips to September 1887 when Keller writes an encouraging letter to the blind girls at the Perkins Institution. An August 21, 1887 letter by Annie Sullivan mentions a "beautiful time in Huntsville" which would place the present letter sometime in mid-July --- making it perhaps the third earliest known Keller letter. The handwriting and grammatical constructions, especially the use of "did" in past tense constructions and the omission of articles, is consistent with Keller's early letter-writing style.[with:]: A Cabinet Card Photo of Keller, by Collins in Huntsville, Alabama; as well as 20 additional 19th Century cabinet cards of other close Keller family members, including three images of Anna Turner, the recipient of this letter. In addition there are six more 19th Century photographs (all but one a cabinet cards) of more distant Keller family relations, all photographs identified on the backs in a later hand. One of the earliest known letters by Helen Keller, written just months after beginning her studies with Annie Sullivan, with additional family photographs. A remarkable artifact, and possibly the earliest Keller letter not held in an institution.

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        Autobiography and Reminiscences …

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, , 1887. Edited by his Daughter. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and block of the Star of India to spine gilt, frame blocked in blind to covers, Forsyth arms gilt to front cover, publisher's device blocked in blind to rear cover, black coated endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece with facsimile signature and tissue-guard, folding coloured map. Near-contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper verso. Spine toned and gently rolled, slight wear to tips, a couple of faint marks to covers, light foxing to frontispiece; an excellent copy. First edition of this posthumously published memoir of service in Asia, touching on the Great Game. Forsyth was deputy commissioner at Ambala during the outbreak of the Mutiny and quickly secured a supply of grain and transport for the Delhi Relief Force. He proudly recounts how he was one of the first officers to execute a rebel, and after the relief of Delhi he was appointed as one of the special commissioners to hunt down escaping insurgents, "a job he relished" (ODNB), and for which he was created CB. He undertook a number of missions into central Asia, in 1867 travelling to Ladakh to firm up trade relations, and in 1869 he visited St. Petersburg and obtained an agreement with the Russians on the extent of the Amir of Kabul's territory. A failed mission to Yarkand in 1870 was followed by his misjudged intervention in the rising of the Kukas, a millenarian Sikh sect, in Maler Kotla. On arrival he approved the resident officer's decision to blow nearly fifty Kukas from the cannon's mouth, and compounded this by sentencing the remaining miscreants to more of the same. Demotion to a relative backwater followed. Forsyth's career was salvaged by the incoming viceroy, Lord Northbrook, who in 1872 appointed him plenipotentiary to Yarkand. The second expedition met with great success, establishing excellent commercial relations with the amir and producing a wealth of geographical, botanical and ethnographical information on the region. On his return Forsyth was made KCSI and elected FRGS. In view of Russia's conquest of Khiva earlier in the year, Forsyth's mission was of considerable significance in the playing out of the Great Game. He may have overstated the case somewhat, but the "belief that Russia was the rising power, that she is destined to advance still further, that England is afraid of her, and will do nothing to oppose her progress" (Forsyth's Secret Despatches, quoted in Huttenback "The Great Game in the Pamirs," Modern Asian Studies IX, 1) was rife in the region and clearly needed some corrective.

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Helen Keller"), to her cousin Anna Turner and Anna's husband George [with]: A group of family photographs

      [Tuscumbia, Alabama 1887 - Quarto sheets. Measuring 8.5" x 8". Two pages in pencil on laid paper with watermark of a crane and "Japanese Linen 1886," written on two sheets, rectos only, lacking one of the original leaves. Old creases from prior folding, some wear and discoloration, but near fine.An astonishingly sophisticated letter by the 7-year old Helen Keller to her cousin Anna Keller Turner and her husband George, describing a train trip to Huntsville, Alabama, that she took with her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Keller began studying with Sullivan in March of 1887. This letter, written only months later, demonstrates Keller's remarkable progress in learning to communicate, and it is one of the earliest known Keller letters. Michael Anagnos, the director of the Perkins Institute for the Blind, describes Keller's gains after beginning her studies with Annie Sullivan: "In the course of four months Helen mastered more than four hundred and fifty common words -- nouns, verbs transitive and intransitive, adjectives and prepositions which she could use correctly and spell with perfect accuracy. At the same time she learned to read raised characters with the tips of her fingers almost spontaneously and with very little effort on the part of her instructress, to converse freely by means of the manual alphabet, to cipher, to write a neat 'square hand,' and to express her elementary ideas in correct composition" (Anagnos, "Helen Keller. A Second Laura Bridgman," in Fifty-Sixth Annual Report of The Perkins Institution And Massachusetts School For The Blind, 1888).Anagnos describes a letter written by Keller to her mother on 12 July 1887 during a trip to Hunstville and then briefly mentions the present letter: "On her return to Tuscumbia from her visit to Huntsville, Helen wrote a long letter to her cousin George, giving him a minute account of everything that occurred on her way home. She speaks of her meeting in the steam-cars a kind lady, who gave her a drink of water but who 'did talk wrong on fingers.' The mention of the drink of water, which isn't included in this letter, suggests that a page is missing, although the letter otherwise flows well.The letter reads in its entirety:"helen will write letter to cousin george helen and teacher did go to huntsville steam car does go fast george did give helen soda water anna did buy helen pretty new hat helen did play with pinky horse does like sugar mr. rea did kiss helen carlotta will come to see helen in tuscumbia corinne and may and louise did come to see helen robert did shoot little bird wrong [.] helen and teacher did come home. lady did talk wrong on fingers. conductor did take ticket and punch. teacher did buy orange and helen did put orange in bag for mother leila has little new baby new baby is bessie bessie is eva sister mildred is helen sister helen is sick doctor will give medicine to make well helen does love george and anna helen will kiss george and anna good-by helen keller"Keller's autobiography (The Story of My Life, 1903) contains a section on her letters. A short note to her cousin Anna is listed as her earliest letter (June 17, 1887) followed by a longer letter to her mother on July 12, 1887. The chronology then skips to September 1887 when Keller writes an encouraging letter to the blind girls at the Perkins Institution. An August 21, 1887 letter by Annie Sullivan mentions a "beautiful time in Huntsville" which would place the present letter sometime in mid-July --- making it perhaps the third earliest known Keller letter. The handwriting and grammatical constructions, especially the use of "did" in past tense constructions and the omission of articles, is consistent with Keller's early letter-writing style.[with:]: A Cabinet Card Photo of Keller, by Collins in Huntsville, Alabama; as well as 20 additional 19th Century cabinet cards of other close Keller family members, including three images of Anna Turner, the recipient of this letter. In addition there are six more 19th Century photographs ( [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Handbuch der Elektricität und des Magnetismus

      Berlin: Julius Springer, 1887. Illustrated with text drawings and 2 plates. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown cloth. Covers a tbit rubbed at extremities, internally very good. Illustrated with text drawings and 2 plates. 1 vols. 8vo. Dannie Heineman's Copy. Remarkable copy, signed in the top right corner of the front free endpaper, "Dannie Heineman Stud. Elekr. 1885". Dannie N. Heineman was a Belgian-American engineer, businessman, and philanthropist who became the managing director and controlling shareholder of the Belgian industrial multinational Sofina.

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        La machine dynamo-électrique. Exposé théorique, calculs applications pratiques

      Paris, Librairie polytechnique, Baudry et Cie, 1887, in-8, XVI-262-[1] pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Figures et schémas dans le texte. Ouvrage traduit de l'allemand par E. Boistel. Tampon annulé de l'institut catholique de Paris. Couverture insolée.

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        History of the New York Stock Exchange and New York and the London Clearing House

      The Financier Co., New York 1887 - History of the New York Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange Directory, The Produce, Consolidated Stock and Petroleum, and Cotton Exchanges. Green/gilt embossed covers, stained top, corners bumped, boards tight. Decorated endpages. Many pages of illustrated advertisments. Illustrations, engravings, Lists of officers, Statements, Constitution ect. History of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange 1887, laws, tables ect. 189 pgs 3 pgs. ads (2) Quite Rare OCLC finds 13 copies Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Galerie berühmter Schweizer Landschaften - sammel/museumswürdig

      Galerie berühmter Schweizer Landschaften. Erste und einzige Ausgabe 1887, 126 Fotos (Helliogravüren),mit Text der jeweiligen Landschaften, ca. 180 Seiten, Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt, prachtvoller Einband mit Buchschmuck und Goldprägung. leicht gebraucht und bestoßen, Innen leider mit Stockflecken. Inhalt u.a.: Basel, Bern, Bodensee, Thun, St. Moritz, St. Gotthard, Arenstein u.v.m. Extrem seltenes Werk - nur einmal im Next nachweisbar.

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        Idilios y epigramas

      Prometeo. ?. - Literatura.(82) Prometeo. Valencia. ? 19 cm. 214 p., 1 h. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial ilustrada. Idilios. Traducción nueva del griego por Leconte de Lisle ; versión española de Germán Gómez de la Mata. Epigramas. Anacreonte. Gómez de la Mata, Germán. 1887-1938 . Cubierta deslucida. 57A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ein flüchtiger Zug nach dem Orient. Reise der allerdurchlauchtigsten Frau Gräfin von Hohenembs im Herbst des Jahres 1885 an Bord der kaiserlichen Yacht \"Miramar\". Mit 43 Original-Illustrationen und einer Karte in Farbendruck.

      Wien, Alfred Hölder, 1887. XV + 172 S. und Karte. Hlwd. der Zeit, mit aufgezogener OBrosch. EA. Mit der Karte und allen Tafeln. - Besitzst. a. T., Ebd. etw. gewölbt u. leicht berieben, OBrosch. stockfleckig, im Ganzen leichte Gbrsp. - Beschreibung einer Reise der Kaiserin Elisabeth von Österreich in den Orient. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Austriaca; Reise

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        ARMY MEMORIES

      New York: Koch, Sons, & Co., 1887. Index leaf plus twelve lithographic plates (ten in color) mounted on illustrated heavy card stock, with caption labels mounted on versos. Folio. Expertly bound to style in three-quarter morocco and original cloth boards with central embossed and gilt emblem on front board, four red cloth ties. Boards lightly scuffed, a few spots of edge wear. Corners of card mounts chipped, but plates in fine condition. This wonderful portfolio of Civil War illustrations was sold by subscription only. The lithographs are after watercolors by Louis K. Harlow, an artist of the late 19th century whose New England scenes, lithographed by Prang, enjoyed considerable popularity. The illustrations, which confine themselves mostly to Union Army scenes, are as follows: 1) "Army Memories." 2) "Farewell: The Soldier's Departure." 3) "General Grant: At Vicksburg." 4) "Topographical Engineer." 5) "Defense of the Colors." 6) "The Zouave." 7) "General Sherman." 8) "A Spirited Dash." 9) "In Battery." 10) "General Sheridan: The Shenandoah Valley." 11) "The Outpost." 12) "Welcome Home: The Soldier's Return." OCLC locates just nine institutional copies. Not in Dornbusch, Nevins, Bennett, or any of the other standard bibliographies. A notable Prang-produced American color plate book, displaying the master's control of the medium. Rare.

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        Alexander Archipenko. Mit einer Einleitung von Prof. Dr. Hans Hildebrandt, Stuttgart, einem Porträt des Künstlers und 66 Abbildungen.

      Seltene erste Monographie über den 1887 in Kiew geborenen und während seines Pariser Aufenthaltes durch den französischen Kubismus geprägten Maler und Bildhauer Archipenko. Er hatte bis zu seiner endgültigen Auswanderung in die USA von 1921 - 1923 in Berlin eine eigene Schule. Geringe Bleistiftmarginalien, Einband etwas fleckig, sonst guter Zustand.

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        Little Novels.

      Chatto and Windus, London., 1887. First edition. Octavo. Three volumes: pp [vi], 319; [vi], 331; [vi], 303. Mid-Twentieth Century binding by Rivière of three-quarter red morocco with raised bands, gilt decorated spines, gilt rules, cloth sides. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. With the burgundy leather ex libris Beeleigh Abbey bookplate of W.A. Foyle on the front pastedown of each volume. Fourteen short stories a number of which, "Mrs Zant and the Ghost", for example, have supernatural elements. Fine.

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        War and Peace. 3 vols: I. Before Tilsit; II. The Invasion; III. The French at Moscow. By Count Lyof Tolstoi. 2nd edn.

      Vizetelly & Co. 1887 Half titles, 4pp ads vol. III. Contemp. signature of F. Egerton in each vol. Excellently rebound in half dark green crushed morocco, marbled boards, maroon labels.Voina i mir, 1865-69. First English edition, 1886 (Vizetelly). Line: Tolstoi 104.

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        Autograph Endorsement ("Walt Whitman") on the back of a check payable to "Walt Whitman" for $5.00 from his friend John H. Johnston, Bowery jeweler

      New York: The Oriental Bank, 1887. 3 x 8 inches. Bank cancellation cut at center and stamp to verso. 3 x 8 inches. Whitman's signature of endorsement on the back of a check from his New York friend and late-life benefactor, John H. Johnston (1837-1919), about whom Whitman remarked: "Johnston is bright, quick, demonstrative, enthusiastic, unswerving: loyal to the last degree: a money-maker but a generous sample of the breed. I count him as in our inner circle, among the chosen few" (Traubel, With Walt Whitman in Camden, Oct 3, 1888). A jeweler by trade, Johnston provided personal and financial support for Whitman in the later years of his life. "During August 1881, Whitman stayed with the Johnstons at their summer home at Mott Haven on the Harlem River to finish editing his new Leaves of Grass. Whitman apparently felt at home with the Johnstons, whose children referred to him affectionately as 'Uncle Walt.' Johnston was also instrumental in organizing fund raisers for Whitman's benefit. He was the chief organizer of the 1887 benefit for Whitman in conjunction with the Lincoln lecture at Madison Square Theater. In October 1890 Johnston arranged the benefit lecture by Robert G. Ingersoll in Philadelphia, which realized $870" (Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia).

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        The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs (Association Copy)

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1887. pp vi, 345, [1], 6. An Association copy. Bookplate inside front cover: “From the Library of Laurence W. Hodson, Compton Hall, Near Wolverhampton.”. Tipped in advertising insert: “Large Paper Copy, 50 copies printed.” 4to. Half-bound in vellum. Original half parchment, uncut. Condition: Generally Very Good internally, with Good covers, with some wear to edges and marks to the vellum, and some wear to the paper title label. Head of spine damaged with split and old repair. Light pencil annotations to text. Laurence W. Hodson, (1864-1933) a partner in Midlands brewer Springfield Brewery (Butlers), and this book’s onetime owner, was a patron of William Morris as well as the Kelmscott Press. He inherited Compton Hall from 1890 and was a collector of Pre-Raphaelite paintings. He was an acquaintance of William Morris and commissioned the “Compton” wallpaper, which was the last wallpaper designed by him. Morris and Company redesigned the interior of Compton Hall in 1895-6 and these decorations are largely still there. (“Historic Buildings of Wolverhampton” leaflet No.5 by David Hill) Among the furnishings owned by Hodson was, for instance, a Cabinet on Stand, depicting The Legend of St. George painted by Morris himself, and manufactured by Morris, Marshall and Falkner and Co. 1861-62. (Parry, William Morris Centennial catalogue J.18) Compton Hall also had a partial set of tapestries done on the theme of the Holy Grail. (Parry catalogue M.130). Morris worked with noted Icelandic scholar Eirikr Magnusson beginning in 1868 to learn Old Norse. Thereafter Morris translated a number of these Norse tales, including the Sigurd. “Icelandic culture now became of central importance to Morris as he sought for positive values in a mid-Victorian world in which Laissez-fiare industrialism was eating up the countryside and creating its hideous towns. He visited the country in 1871 and 1873. (Parry, p. 46). It has been noted by Morris experts that his work beginning around 1870 on the narrative poem which was to be come The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs, coincided with the failure of his marriage to Jane Morris, who at the time was infamously living with Morris’s mentor, the painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti, for whom she modeled. One can imagine the salve this escape into literature gave the sensitive William Morris at this most difficult of times. And indeed, this volume, first published in 1876, represented a significant commercial and artistic success for William Morris as a poet during his pre-Kelmscott Press period. Linda Parry describes this in William Morris, her catalogue accompanying a centennerary exhibition at the V &A in 1996: “ His most celebrated volume of the period was the four-part poem, Sigurd the Volsung …described by George Bernard Shaw as “”The greatest epic since Homer, ”” and a year later he was asked to stand for election as Professor of Poetry at Oxford, which, although he refused, gives some measure of his standing in literary circles.” (p.19). It is perhaps fitting to know that in his last days, while bed-ridden with consumption, Morris’s longtime friend Sir Edward Burne –Jones sketched ideas for an illustrated Kelmscott edition of the Volsung Saga which was, sadly, not to be published until after Morris's death.. Vellum Half-Binding. Very Good-.

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        Théorie et applications des équipollences

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1887, in-8, XVI, 299, [4] pp, demi maroquin vert bouteille de l'époque, dos à nerfs, PREMIÈRE ÉDITION de ce traité de géométrie affine portant sur l'«équipollence», terme définissant la relation d'équivalence dans un carré cartésien. De nombreuses figures géométriques dans le texte illustrent ce traité. A la fin de cet ouvrage se trouve un extrait de l' "Introduction à la méthode des quaternions" du même auteur. Charles-Ange Laisant (1841-1920), était militaire, mathématicien et homme politique. S'il est connu pour son engagement auprès des libres penseurs et des anarchistes, il a également joué un rôle important dans le milieu des mathématiques. En outre, il publia plusieurs ouvrage, dont "Introduction à la méthode des quaternions" et "Théorie et applications des équipollences", et fonda un journal de mathématique intitulé "L'Intermédiaire des mathématiciens" avec Émile Lemoine. Il fut également élu président de la Société mathématique de France. Bon exemplaire. Frottements au dos et aux plats.

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        Zwischen Menschen, Häusern und Hunden. Lithographie auf chamoisfarbenem Vélin.

      Unten rechts in Blei signiert und datiert, unten links als ?Probedruck? bezeichnet. - Probedruck für die Mappe ?Chimären?, die acht Lithographien von Gleichmann umfaßt. Sie erschien in hundert Exemplaren als X. Mappe der Galerie Flechtheim. - An den dadaistischen George Grosz erinnernde Straßenszene. - Der im Ersten Weltkrieg verwundete Otto Gleichmann (1887-1963) wurde 1918 Mitglied der Hannoverschen Sezession, welcher auch Kurt Schwitters angehörte. Er galt als Einzelgänger des deutschen Expressionismus. Von den Nazis erhielt er Ausstellungsverbot und wurde auf der Ausstellung ?Entartete Kunst? gezeigt. - Ränder gering knickspurig, guter Zustand. - Unter Passepartout. - Vgl. Vollmer II, 257.

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        Les griseries

      Tresse et Stock 1887 - - Tresse et Stock, Paris 1887, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi maroquin bordeaux à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure signée de Canape. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jean Lorrain : "A José Maria de Hérédia (sic) cordial hommage de son élève. Jean Lorrain. Mars 1887." Bel exemplaire agréablement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. Half-morocco bordeaux binder, back with five nerves, golden date in tail, marbled paper plates, paper guards and counter tops, golden head, covered blankets and backs, signed Canape binding. Jean Lorrain: "To Jose Maria de Hérédia (sic) cordial homage of his pupil Jean Lorrain, March 1887." Beautiful copy pleasantly established. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Specimen Days in America

      Walter Scott, London 1887 - Second English edition, first issue. Newly revised by the author, with fresh preface and additional note. The Camelot Series. 12mo. [i-v] vi-x [xi-xii] [13] 14-312 [8]pp. (advertisements at the rear). Publisher's flexible full red leather, lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Front joint professionally repaired with some residual wear at both joints and edges, rear free endpaper is detached and chipped at the edges, only good. An interesting Inscription on the half-title to a fellow Whitman: "To Mr. Whitman of Philadelphia from Walt Whitman, June 1887." We like to speculate the playful poet inscribed the book to himself but there's no real proof. Nevertheless an early and interesting copy. Neither *BAL* or *Myerson* reference this binding. *BAL* specifies three primary bindings including red cloth, but red leather is not among them, and this is clearly a publisher's binding. Combined with the early inscription (the book was published in early June), this might be a previous unrecorded author's copy, or author's presentation issue. The fragile nature of the binding might account for it being unrecorded. *Myerson* A11.2.a1; *BAL* 21428. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Autobiography and Reminiscences Edited by his Daughter.

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1887 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and block of the Star of India to spine gilt, frame blocked in blind to covers, Forsyth arms gilt to front cover, publisher's device blocked in blind to rear cover, black coated endpapers. Near-contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper verso. Spine toned and gently rolled, slight wear to tips, a couple of faint marks to covers, light foxing to frontispiece; an excellent copy. Engraved portrait frontispiece with facsimile signature and tissue-guard, folding coloured map. First edition. Posthumously published memoir of service in Asia, touching on the Great Game. Forsyth was deputy commissioner at Ambala during the outbreak of the Mutiny and quickly secured a supply of grain and transport for the Delhi Relief Force. He proudly recounts how he was one of the first officers to execute a rebel, and after the relief of Delhi he was appointed as one of the special commissioners to hunt down escaping insurgents, "A job he relished" (ODNB), and for which he was created CB. He undertook a number of missions into central Asia, in 1867 travelling to Ladakh to firm up trade relations, and in 1869 he visited St. Petersburg and obtained an agreement with the Russians on the extent of the Amir of Kabul's territory. A failed mission to Yarkand in 1870 was followed by his misjudged intervention in the rising of the Kukas, a millenarian Sikh sect, in Maler Kotla. On arrival he approved the resident officer's decision to blow nearly fifty Kukas from the cannon's mouth, and compounded this by sentencing the remaining miscreants to more of the same. Demotion to a relative backwater followed. Forsyth's career was salvaged by the incoming viceroy, Lord Northbrook, who in 1872 appointed him plenipotentiary to Yarkand. The second expedition met with great success, establishing excellent commercial relations with the amir and producing a wealth of geographical, botanical and ethnographical information on the region. On his return Forsyth was made KCSI and elected FRGS. In view of Russia's conquest of Khiva earlier in the year, Forsyth's mission was of considerable significance in the playing out of the Great Game. He may have overstated the case somewhat, but the "belief that Russia was the rising power, that she is destined to advance still further, that England is afraid of her, and will do nothing to oppose her progress" (Forsyth's Secret Despatches, quoted in Huttenback "The Great Game in the Pamirs," Modern Asian Studies IX, 1) was rife in the region and clearly needed some corrective. Sorsky 410; Riddick, Who Was Who in British India, p. 129. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Manuel de conchyliologie et de paléontologie conchyliologique, ou histoire naturelle des mollusques vivants et fossiles

      Paris, Savy, 1887, in-8, front, XXIV-1369 pp, catalogue éditeur de [6] pp, 23 pl, 1 carte depl. en couleurs, percaline verte de l'éditeur, titre doré sur le plat supérieur et grand motif de mollusque doré au plat inférieur, Nombreuses figures dans le texte. Édition originale de ce classique célèbre, largement basé sur le Manuel des mollusques de Woodward, dont il reprend l'illustration. Cachet de l'Institut catholique de Paris annulé Étiquette en pied du dos. NISSEN ZBI, n° 1370.

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        Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia including a Residence among the Bakhtiyari and other Wild Tribes before the Discovery of Nineveh.

      1887 - London, John Murray, 1887. 8vo. 2 volumes. Publisher's original green cloth, patterned in green within red border to upper covers, similar motif to spines, lettered in gilt; pp. 8, [2], 490, [2, advertisements]; 8, [2], 511; chromolithographic portrait frontispiece of Layard to vol. I, 3 wood-engraved plates, 3 folding engraved maps; light offsetting from endpapers, extremities a little rubbed, but generally a very good good set; provenance: David Lockhart Robertson Lorimer's copy, inscribed by him in 1904, a few annotations in his hand. First edition. Layard published his Early Adventures as a direct response to questions concerning the circumstances surrounding his discovery of Nineveh. Inspired by Henry Rawlinson's RGS article on Ancient Susiana in Persia, Layard travelled there and spent some time among the lawless people of Khuzistan, his account of which in the present work makes entertaining reading. In all Layard remained in the area for 5 years, gathering information which resulted in the successful identification of the site of Nineveh. These two volumes are accounts of Layard's early Middle Eastern journies, some of which undertaken with his friend Edward Mitford. Between 1839 and 1851 'Layard and Mitford travelled through the Ottoman lands, visiting Constantinople (where Layard nearly died of malaria, which recurred in following years) and Jerusalem. He also made a reckless journey alone to see Petra and other ancient sites east of the Dead Sea; he was robbed and nearly killed by tribesmen. They stayed in Mosul and Baghdad; then in August 1840, in Persia, the two parted company, as Layard, who had become enamoured of the simplicity and independence of local life, preferred to stay in the region. He travelled, read widely in local history, learned Arabic and Persian, and spent time in the Bakhtiari Mountains with a tribe which was resisting the oppression of the shah. He returned to Baghdad and Mosul, where he had become fascinated by mounds opposite Mosul which the French consul, Emil Botta, was tentatively exploring. His funds depleted, Layard regained Constantinople in the summer of 1842, expecting to have to return to England. However, he made himself known to Stratford Canning, British ambassador to the Ottoman empire, who admired his spirit and his knowledge of the Turkish-Persian border, which was then in dispute. Layard agreed to stay in Turkey and work for Canning, believing that this was a place of promise for an enterprising and ambitious man. Canning paid him himself, since the Foreign Office under Lord Aberdeen refused to make him a paid attachà . He went on two information-gathering missions in European Turkey. In 1845, fearing that the French would otherwise get the honour, he persuaded Canning to support excavation work on the mounds near Mosul' (ODNB). Provenance: D. L. R. Lockhart (1876â€"1962) was a distiguished Middle East political agent, diplomatist and linguist. 'In 1910, Lorimer served in Bahrain, Kerman, and Amara in lower Iraq between 1911 and 1920; he was created CIE in 1917. After the war the Lorimers returned to India, where David Lorimer spent four years as political agent in Gilgit' (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La photographie astronomique a l'Observatoire de Paris et la carte du ciel

      Paris : Gauthier-Villars, 1887 - 107 pages, 7 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 19 cm. Elegant modern half morocco, marbled sides. With four superbly mounted photographs with overlay keys, taken by Paul and Prosper Henry, and three heliogravure plates, one folding. DSB IX, 552. Poggendorff, IV, 1034. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les civilisations de l'Inde. Ouvrage illustré de 7 chromolitographies, 2 cartes et 350 gravures et héliographies d'après les photographies, aquarelleset documents de l'auteur.

      

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