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        DANTE AND HIS CIRCLE: WITH THE ITALIAN POETS PRECEDING HIM (1100-1200-1300). A COLLECTION OF LYRICS, EDITED, AND TRANSLATED IN THE ORIGINAL METRES .

      Ellis and White, London 1874 - Original dark blue cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt, edges untrimmed. With the bookplate of John Quinn on the front pastedown. Shallow chipping at extreme crown of spine, front inner hinge cracked (but sound), foretips slightly bumped, but otherwise a very good, bright copy. Folding clamshell box, bearing the bookplate of another distinguished collector. First revised edition, following the 1861 collection entitled THE EARLY ITALIAN POETS FROM CIULLO D'ALCAMO TO DANTE ALIGHIERI. A fine presentation copy, inscribed on the title-page: "To Moncure D. Conway from his friend DG Rossetti 1875." Moncure Daniel Conway (1832-1907) was a prominent American Unitarian minister whose anti-slavery views caused him to move to London at the time of the Civil War. He became a close friend of the Rossettis and the other Pre-Raphaelites, was instrumental in arranging for the first English edition of Whitman, and officiated at the funerals of many writers and artists, including Oliver Madox Brown and Ford Madox Brown. NCBEL IV:491. QUINN SALE 8158.

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        A Brief Statement of Facts in Connection with an Overland Expedition from Lake George to Port Phillip in 1824

      J. J. Brown, Yass 1874 - Octavo, in original stiff green cloth wrappers with original paper label, Mackaness bookplate. A scarce title in entirely original condition, being the third edition of Hamilton Hume's account of his now famous pioneering journey of discovery overland to Port Phillip. The preface details the poisonous exchanges between Hume and his companion William Hovell over several decades, with both men charging each other with rank incompetence. To bolster his claims, Hume published a range of letters in the preface from travelling companions in addition to letters of assurance from other leading figures in the inland exploration of Australia including Charles Sturt and Sir Thomas Mitchell. Small water-stain to lower margin of the frontispiece, front hinge tender, good. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Adam's Coelometer.

      c1874. 1874 - A possibly unique instrument exhibiting the complex laws of nautical astronomy Terrestrial globe (6 inches dia.), suspended on a rotating axis and surrounded by a system of circles in lacquered and oxidised brass representing the whole astronomical nomenclature: the elliptical true horizon indicator ring, the equinox ring and detachable hinged star cage, set with gilt star constellations and engraved with names, including Ursa Major, Cassiopea, Orion, Bootes; the whole system is mounted on a single swiveling bracket with threaded securing nuts on a mahogany pedestal, inset maker's label inscribed 'Adam's Cœlometer'. Adam's instrument was exhibited at the Vienna World Exhibition of 1873, alongside two companion inventions, the Mensurator and an illustration of the problem of Pythagoras. The jury gave them amedal of merit. The three instruments had the same object, that is the "embodiment of abstract mathematical conceptions and relations in a visible and tangible form". The Coelometer shows, in a concrete form, all the conceptions necessary for nautical astronomy and the relations between them. It illustrates celestial longitude and latitude, the phenomenon of the seasons, the correspondence of the calendar with the solar year, the precession of the equinoxes, the times of sunrise and sunset at any place any day, the position of the principal stars during the night, and the general relations between the conceptions necessary for nautical astronomy. "We have reckoned that not less than fifty of the chief conceptions of elementary astronomy and navigation may be readily illustrated by the coelometer. To give a clear view of its comprehensiveness, we may mention the following: It shows the two horizons with the correction for dip, the equation of time, the precession of the equinoxes, declination, right ascension, the hours of sunrise and sunset, true and apparent altitudes of heavenly bodies above the horizon of any place; it shows how to determine the latitude by an observation, first, of the meridian altitude of the sun, second, of the pole star, and third, of two stars simultaneously upon the horizon; to find the time at any place by the culminating of a given star, what stars are visible at any place at any hour of the night, the celestial phaenomena of a voyage to the antipodes. The principle upon which observation for longitude are taken at 9 A.M. instead of noon, how longitude is found by an observation of the moon, how Greenwich mean time is calculated by the chronometer, the correction for parallax and refraction, &c' (Engineering Magazine). Marsham Adams was a fellow of New College, Oxford, author of 'Zenobia: a Tragedy' and 'A Popular History of Fisheries and Fishermen of all countries, from the earliest times'. Nautical Magazine, November 1874, pp.1025-1026; Engineering Magazine 1875, p.145.

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        The Gods and Other Lectures

      self, Peoria, Illinois 1874 - This book is clean, tight, square with very good corners and unmarked. Ingersoll has inscribed the front fly leaf ""Parker Pillsbury Esq from his friend R G Ingersoll" (the ink has run in a couple of places). On the other side of this page a card with Ingersoll's picture (he had his own trading card??) has been glued on over another piece of paper with Ingersoll's signature". The cloth on the boards wrinkles a little in a couple of places and there very light rubbing at the edges. You can see mesh at the title page, but the book remains very tight. It has brown end papers and 253, bright clear pages bound in beveled, stamped boards covered in brown cloth with gold titles on the spine and front. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A JOURNEY ACROSS SOUTH AMERICA From the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Ilay, Arequipa, Lampa, Acopia, Cuzco, Echarati, Chulituqui, Tunkini, Paruitcha, Tumbuya, Sarayacu, Tierra Blanca, Nauta, Tabatinga, Santa Maria de Belen.

      Blackie and Son 1874-3. . 1st English Ed. 2 vols. Large 4to. xii + [ii] + 588pp. + viii + 570pp. Port. frontis., 11 colour maps, 600 engravings on wood drawn by E. Riou. Some light browning, marbled e.ps., ex.-libris Mark Dineley, gilt fillet edged half calf with cloth boards, some scuffing, tail of upper joint to vol. 1 cracked, dec. gilt compartments with gilt lettered labels, sl. fading and wear, a.e.g. Sabin 44508. 'In Field's "Essay" this work is eulogized in the glowing style peculiar to that gentleman. As a book of wood-cuts it is interesting, as a book of authorship it is a capital illustration of the use of a pair of scissors. The work of Mr E.G. Squier furnished the author with a large proportion of the text, and Mr Squier is a good authority.' Morase vol. 2., pp.20 ‘Paul Marcoy is the pseudonym of L. de Saint-Cricq, who at times used the name 'Carmoy'. He was a companion of Castelnau ... The above work translated by Elihu Rich, is written with great spirit and wit. The original edition is in French. The Brazilian portion of this voyage includes a trip down the Amazon from Tabatinga to Belem.' Additional postage may be necessary US$612

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        Carta geografica delle strade comunali obbligatorie - Umbria

      1874. Carta corografica in sei fogli, applicata su tela a stacchi, conservata nella propria cartelletta originale con impresso in oro il titolo. Il rilievo si riferisce alla situazione riscontrata dal Ministero dei Lavori Pubblici - Direzione Generale dei Ponti e Strade verso la metà degli anni settanta del XIX secolo. Il lavoro venne svolto per conoscere lo stato di attuazione della legge 30 agosto del 1868, che prevedeva la costruzione di un notevole numero di strade al fine di collegare tutti i territori del Regno d'Italia. Avvincente cartografia del Compartimento dell'Umbria di cui fornisce una dettagliata rappresentazione del sistema viario e confinale. Nella legenda, applicata all'interno del piatto anteriore, vengono segnalati i limiti di Provincia, di Circondario e di Comune. Per quanto riguarda le strade ferrate sono segnalate sia quelle in esercizio, quelle in costruzione e quelle da costruire aventi concessione. Lo stesso discorso vale per le varie tipologie di strade: Nazionali, Provinciali sino alle Comunali Obbligatorie. Queste ultime rappresentano forse il corpus più interessante poiché sono segnalate le strade da costruire di cui si hanno i progetti, quelle i cui progetti sono in corso di compilazione e quelle di cui mancano i progetti. Si trovano segnalati anche il Limite di Provincia, di Circondario e quello di Comune. Interessante testimonianza inerente la gestione ed organizzazione territoriale del nostro paese. Ottima conservazione

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        SCROPE; OR, THE LOST LIBRARY. A NOVEL OF NEW YORK AND HARTFORD

      Roberts Brothers, 1874., Boston - First edition. Original green cloth, brown endpapers, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine. Former owner's penciled name and date (1875) on the front fly leaf else a fine, bright, clean copy without the dust jacket, as issued. One of the earliest American detective novels published which deals with the world of antiquarian books, bookselling and book auctions. Gowan's Second-Hand Catacomb in New York City figures prominently in the story. A rare book and a very nice copy. Housed in a cloth slip case with titles stamped in gold gilt on a leather label affixed to the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ABDUCTION OF CHARLIE BREWSTER ROSS/ ON JULY 1ST, 1874, AT ABOUT FOUR O'CLOCK, P.M., CHARLIE BREWSTER, AND WALTER, THE LATTER ABOUT SIX YEARS OLD, SONS OF CHRISTIAN K. ROSS, WERE TAKEN FROM THE SIDE-WALK IN FRONT OF THEIR FATHER'S RESIDENCE, ON WASHINGTON LANE, GERMANTOWN, PA., BY TWO MEN IN A BUGGY. WALTER WAS CARRIED ABOUT FIVE MILES, AND THERE LEFT UPON THE STREET; BUT OF CHARLIE NO SUBSEQUENT CLUE HAS BEEN OBTAINED.

      Wm F. Murphy's Sons, Printers & Stationers 1874 - 5.5" x 8.5", as folded. [3], [1 blank] pp. Caption title [as issued]. Albumen head-and-shoulders oval portrait of Charlie Brewster Ross is pasted at the head of title. Pinkerton issued this document explaining the abduction, describing Charlie and his kidnappers, listing questions to pose to the child if found for identification, and reward information. Tanned, light waterstaining. Several wormholes in blank margins, light chipping to top edges [no text loss]. Good+. Charles Brewster Ross was born in 1870 to Christian and Sarah Ross in Germantown, a suburb of Philadelphia. On July 1, 1874, two men in a buggy kidnapped Charlie and his six year old brother Walter. The kidnappers let Walter go after five miles and kept Charlie. Having assumed, incorrectly, that Christian Ross was wealthy, the kidnappers sent a ransom demand for $20,000. Despite living in a large house in an upper class neighborhood, Christian was deeply in debt; his wife's wealthy merchant brothers, who lived close by, put up the ransom. Three attempts were made to pay the kidnappers by way of police stings; all were unsuccessful. The family hired Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. Allan Pinkerton issued this handbill and attached an albumen picture of Charlie to all copies. Over the next four months the kidnappers mailed 23 ransom notes. By November, 1874, the police zeroed in on William Mosher and Joseph Douglas, two known criminals. Unfortunately, they were both shot during a robbery in December 1874. Mosher died instantly; Douglas admitted in his dying breath that they had indeed kidnapped Charlie, but that only Mosher knew where the child was held. Police had no leads as to his location other than one ransom note which mentioned the $20,000 as the "lever" which could move the rock which hid their son. In 1875, as a direct result of this case, Pennsylvania became the first State to call kidnapping a felony. In 1876 Christian Ross released a book detailing the story of his son's kidnapping in hopes of raising money to continue the search for him. Charlie was never found. [Ross, Christian Kunket: THE FATHER'S STORY OF CHARLEY ROSS, THE KIDNAPPED CHILD: CONTAINING A FULL AND COMPLETE ACCOUNT.; J.E. Potter & Co. 1876.] Allan Pinkerton had been a Chicago police officer in the 1840s, and was appointed its first police detective in 1847. He opened his detective agency in 1850, hiring Kate Warne as the first American female detective, serving as head of the Union Intelligence Service during the Civil War, and recruiting John Scobell as the first African-American Union Intelligence Agent. Pinkerton foiled an assassination attempt on president-elect Lincoln in 1861, and invented the photographic mug shot. He used small albumen photographs on wanted posters for train robbers and outlaws. This photographic circular for the abduction of Charlie Ross is believed to be the first of its kind prepared for a kidnapping case; Pinkerton is said to have printed over 100,000 copies. Although not the first kidnapping and ransom case, the Ross case grew in notoriety thanks to Pinkerton's circular which received national recognition. Pinkerton Investigative Services is still in existence today. [pinkerton. com/history] OCLC 81570874 [5], 33979081 [3] [as of September 2015].

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        Carta delle Province Napolitane in fogli 25 - Fotoincisa col procedimento del Generale Avet alla scala di 1 250.000. Pubblicata dall'Istituto Topografico Militare - 1874

      1874. La presente carta venne tratta da una manoscritta che si trovava negli Archivi dell'ex-Ufficio Topografico di Napoli. Quest'ultima venne realizzata dallo Stato Maggiore Austriaco, nella scala di 1 a 103680, durante l'occupazione del Regno, dal 1821 al 1824. La cartografia austriaca non era che una trasformazione della nota carta del Rizzi Zannoni: la planimetria fu di poco modificata, mentre si diede maggior risalto all'orografia, sostituendo, previa ricognizione del terreno, con il metodo del tratteggio a luce zenitale quello della prospettiva cavaliera, modalità con cui sono solitamente raffigurate le alture nelle carte del Rizzi Zannoni. Nonostante la carta non dipendesse da rilievi regolari e men che meno dalla coordinazione di questi ad una rete di punti geodetici il "Comitato dello Stato Maggiore credè di rendere un servigio alle varie Amministrazioni dello Stato ed al pubblico, deliberando, sin dall'anno 1868, di utilizzarla (in via transitoria, intanto che si compivano i rilievi regolari nelle province meridionali) con lo scopo di somministrare una guida sufficiente al militare, al geografo ed al viaggiatore. La carta fu riconosciuta sul terreno negli anni 1868 e 1869, onde completarvi il sistema delle strade ruotabili a fondo manufatto. Di poi si operò il disegno dei vari fogli alla scala di 1 a 125000, in vista di una riproduzione a quella di 1 a 250000, che fu adottata per la pubblicazione. Così ridotta essa consta di 25 fogli. La riproduzione ne fu eseguita con il sistema di foto-incisione del Maggior Generale Conte Avet.". *La carta si presenta applicata su tela a stacchi ed è conservata nella cartelletta originale che presenta difetti al piatto anteriore. Nel complesso ottima conservazione.*Cenni sulla costruzione della carta

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        THE YOSEMITE GUIDE-BOOK: A DESCRIPTION OF THE YOSEMITE VALLEY AND THE ADJACENT REGION OF THE SIERRA NEVADA, AND OF THE BIG TREES OF CALIFORNIA. NEW EDITION, REVISED AND CORRECTED. WITH FOUR MAPS

      University Press], [Cambridge 1874 - 186pp, plus four maps [three of them folding, one a single page] as issued. Without the pocket on the rear pastedown. Clean text. Bound in original publisher's decorated green cloth, all edges gilt. Light scuffing to the binding, inner hinges cracked, occasional mild fold wear to a folding map, else Very Good. In 1864 the United States conveyed Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees to the State of California. Whitney led the surveying party, whose members included Clarence King. The first edition, only 250 copies, issued in 1868. The second, 155 pages, issued in 1869. A folding color map shows mid-California from San Francisco to Yosemite and Mono Lake [dated 1872]; there is a large folding map of the Sierra Nevada adjacent to the Yosemite Valley; another folding map and a single-page sketch of the Hetch-Hetchy Valley. Two of the maps were revised for this edition, and the "Sketch of the Hetch-Hetchy Valley" was new.Howes W389. Cowan 699. Farquhar 7b. 36 Decker 58. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes. Trad. pour la première fois en français sous la direct. de M. Jeannin.

      Bar-le-Duc, Typ. des Celestine/ Guérin, 1874. 3e éd. 11 vols. 4°. je ca. 600 Seiten, gest. Titelportr. in Bd. 1. Ln. (Kl. R.-Sign., Bibl.-Stempel a. Titel, stockfleckig, leichter Kellergeruch, Bd. 11: Kapital überklebt).Versand D: 5,00 EUR Text in französischer Übersetzung

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        Histoire Generale de la Faience Ancienne Francaise et Etrangere considere dans son Histoire, sa Nature, ses Formes et sa Decoration.

      Amiens & Paris, Librairie A. Raphael Simon 1874 & 1876. Due volumi in folio (cm. 39 x 29) pp. (4)-237-(3)-(4) con 200 tavole a colori di cui alcune, di grandi dimensioni, ripiegate. Capilettera e fregi decorati impressi in rosso, sguardie marezzate. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa con angoli, titolo impresso in oro al dorso a cinque nervi decorato con bordurine e fregi dorati. Prima edizione di quest'opera, con le tavole a colori ritoccate a mano, illustranti vari tipi di ceramiche con 1400 marche e monogrammi. Tiratura di sole 305 copie; n¡ 268 la nostra, autografata dall'autore. Uno degli studi pi completi di tutti i tempi sull'arte della ceramica, in condizioni superbe.

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        COOMASSIE AND MAGDALA: The Story of Two British Campaigns in Africa

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1874. First Edition. Very Scarce. This copy with the bookplate of the Earl of Cromer, Evelyn Baring, long-time British Consul-General in Egypt with his engraved bookplate by Henry Badeley. With numerous illustrations from drawings by Melton Prior (special artist in Ashantee of the illustrated London news) and other artists, and two folding maps. 8vo, in a handsome binding of three-quarter crushed light-brown morocco over marbled boards, the spine with raised bands blind ruled, gilt lettered in two compartments and at the tail, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. xiv, 510 pp. A very handsome copy with provenance associated with the British in Africa, the binding in excellent state with just a touch of rubbing to the paper. Internally solid and very clean, a touch of edge-wear to one of the folding maps and very minor signs of use. VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION, ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TO SECURE IN THE STANLEY OEUVRE. This copy is uncommonly well preserved in a handsome binding of excellent lineage. COOMASSIE AND MAGDALA is the story of the great British campaigns in East and West Africa. "Coomassie was a town insulated by a deadly swamp. A thick jungly forest - so dense that the sun seldom pierced the foliage; so sickly that the strongest fell victims to the malaria it cherished - surrounded it to a depth of 140 miles seaward, many hundred miles east, as many more west, and 100 miles north. Through this forest and swamp, unrelieved by a single novelty or a single pretty landscape, the British army had to march..." Henry Stanley, from his preface.

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        Al-Fawa’id al-Tibiyya fi al-’Amrad al-Jildiyya. [Natural medical remedies for skin problems].

      Matba’at al-Madaris al-Malakiyya, Cairo 1874 - 4 pp., (table of contents), 198 pp. Arabic lithographic text, inner corner of page 2- slightly cut with loss, paper slightly browned, minor damage to title page, copy in good condition. Arabic books printed in the second half of the 19th century are rare. Most of the books that have been printed, especially at Boulaq Press in Cairo, were translations from foreign language books. The modernisation process led by the then ruler of Egypt, Khedive Muhammad Ali (1805-1848) succeeded in introducing new fields of interest for education either through translations or through printing original texts written by Egyptians. Groups of Egyptians were sent to Europe to study modern sciences and foreign teachers were also brought to Egypt. Schools were set up and the new knowledge invaded Egypt and the Arab East. This work has been written by one of the Egyptian scholars of the period. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Daily diary of a 16 year old girl, documenting her rural life and eventual enrollment at the prestigious Morgan School of Connecticut

      Connecticut: January 1-December 31, 1874. Black cloth-and-card bound wallet diary comprised of 281 handwritten pages documenting the life and education of 16 year old Nellie Wilcox, who transitions from life on her family's farm and into attendance at the prestigious Morgan School still in operation today. An exceptional glimpse into how formal education changes the life of a young American woman and her family. Given to Nellie as a gift from her cousin Ida, who inscribes the front free endpaper with a pair of friendship poems, the diary is a detailed account that begins on January 1, 1874 with Nellie's comment that "I neglected to keep my diary last year, and it seemed so lonesome that I am going to try and do better this year." In her daily entries throughout the spring, Nellie consistently reports on which of the children in the family were allowed to attend the local country school for the day, and which were kept home due to sickness or chores on the farm. Several times in January and March she notes that "the boys have been to school but I have not," despite her interest in studying. She additionally reports on visitors to the family, household tasks such as cooking and sewing, on her father's tobacco harvest, and on an outbreak of measles in the community. Even at this stage, she is observant of local politics, commenting in March on a small scandal that leads to her pastor's resignation and in April on the elections: "The democrats have gained a complete victory this spring, elected to the state ticket, and seventeen senators out of twenty one." By the end of the term, Nellie and her cousin Ida have earned positions at the Morgan School, where they will attend classes and live in a ladies' boarding house. This marks a major shift in Nellie's writing, as her entries now document the essays she composes, the exams she takes, and the lessons she learns. She writes as classes begin in the fall, "I have not written one word in my diary this vacation; when Mother saw it she said never mind, but keep it up while you are at Clinton." What the entries from here on show is a woman growing in intelligence and sophistication, who excels socially and academically. Nellie writes about courses in Latin, rhetoric, algebra, and music; she discusses meetings she attends; she documents the emotional hardships and depression of some of the girls around her; she expresses concern over her changing religious views; and she reveals her own developing taste in literature ("I have been reading Jane Eyre, one of Charlotte Bronte's books which was taken from the Morgan library. I have not finished it yet but think it is splendid."). The diary concludes with Nellie's monthly accounts, which show her expenses for boarding, clothes, and tutoring while away from home. An important historical case study of a young woman's growth as she gains access to education. (Item #2024).

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        ABDUCTION OF CHARLIE BREWSTER ROSS/ ON JULY 1ST, 1874, AT ABOUT FOUR O'CLOCK, P.M., CHARLIE BREWSTER, AND WALTER, THE LATTER ABOUT SIX YEARS OLD, SONS OF CHRISTIAN K. ROSS, WERE TAKEN FROM THE SIDE-WALK IN FRONT OF THEIR FATHER'S RESIDENCE, ON WASHINGTON LANE, GERMANTOWN, PA., BY TWO MEN IN A BUGGY. WALTER WAS CARRIED ABOUT FIVE MILES, AND THERE LEFT UPON THE STREET; BUT OF CHARLIE NO SUBSEQUENT CLUE HAS BEEN OBTAINED..

      Philadelphia: Wm F. Murphy's Sons, Printers & Stationers, 1874. 5.5" x 8.5", as folded. [3], [1 blank] pp. Caption title [as issued]. Albumen head-and-shoulders oval portrait of Charlie Brewster Ross is pasted at the head of title. Pinkerton issued this document explaining the abduction, describing Charlie and his kidnappers, listing questions to pose to the child if found for identification, and reward information. Tanned, light waterstaining. Several wormholes in blank margins, light chipping to top edges [no text loss]. Good+.Charles Brewster Ross was born in 1870 to Christian and Sarah Ross in Germantown, a suburb of Philadelphia. On July 1, 1874, two men in a buggy kidnapped Charlie and his six year old brother Walter. The kidnappers let Walter go after five miles and kept Charlie. Having assumed, incorrectly, that Christian Ross was wealthy, the kidnappers sent a ransom demand for $20,000. Despite living in a large house in an upper class neighborhood, Christian was deeply in debt; his wife's wealthy merchant brothers, who lived close by, put up the ransom. Three attempts were made to pay the kidnappers by way of police stings; all were unsuccessful. The family hired Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. Allan Pinkerton issued this handbill and attached an albumen picture of Charlie to all copies. Over the next four months the kidnappers mailed 23 ransom notes. By November, 1874, the police zeroed in on William Mosher and Joseph Douglas, two known criminals. Unfortunately, they were both shot during a robbery in December 1874. Mosher died instantly; Douglas admitted in his dying breath that they had indeed kidnapped Charlie, but that only Mosher knew where the child was held. Police had no leads as to his location other than one ransom note which mentioned the $20,000 as the "lever" which could move the rock which hid their son. In 1875, as a direct result of this case, Pennsylvania became the first State to call kidnapping a felony. In 1876 Christian Ross released a book detailing the story of his son's kidnapping in hopes of raising money to continue the search for him. Charlie was never found. [Ross, Christian Kunket: THE FATHER'S STORY OF CHARLEY ROSS, THE KIDNAPPED CHILD: CONTAINING A FULL AND COMPLETE ACCOUNT...; J.E. Potter & Co. 1876.] Allan Pinkerton had been a Chicago police officer in the 1840s, and was appointed its first police detective in 1847. He opened his detective agency in 1850, hiring Kate Warne as the first American female detective, serving as head of the Union Intelligence Service during the Civil War, and recruiting John Scobell as the first African-American Union Intelligence Agent. Pinkerton foiled an assassination attempt on president-elect Lincoln in 1861, and invented the photographic mug shot. He used small albumen photographs on wanted posters for train robbers and outlaws. This photographic circular for the abduction of Charlie Ross is believed to be the first of its kind prepared for a kidnapping case; Pinkerton is said to have printed over 100,000 copies. Although not the first kidnapping and ransom case, the Ross case grew in notoriety thanks to Pinkerton's circular which received national recognition. Pinkerton Investigative Services is still in existence today. [www.pinkerton.com/history] OCLC 81570874 [5], 33979081 [3] [as of September 2015].

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        A Few Months Trip to South East Russia

      privately printed], [Great Britain 1874 - Anastatically printed from Moore's original manuscript. [1], 55 leaves, printed recto only. Contemporary red morocco, covers with an elaborate border in gilt and blind, lettered in gilt on the upper cover, rebacked with the original spine, spine with raised bands in six compartments, tooled in gilt and blind, silk moire endpapers Very rare privately-printed journal of a 5-month journey through the Ural Mountains in southeast Russia. The Secretary of the Russia Copper Company, in 1872 Moore travelled to visit the mines in Voskresinsky near Orenburg. He writes: "The object for which I was sent out was to make an investigation into the books and accounts of an English Company and I had a gentleman named RR, son of an eminent banker in London for my travelling companion and interpreter." Departing London on 31 July 1872, the two travelled by boat and train, reaching St. Petersburg four days later. His journal is filled with commentary and criticism of the dress, cleanliness, eating and drinking habits of those encountered along the way. In St. Petersburg, he visits Isaac's Square, the summer gardens, the winter palace, etc. After a few days there, he travels to Moscow, where he visits the Kremlin, but leaves the city quickly as he could not take the smell of the place, travelling by train to Nijin where they then depart immediately by boat down the Volga, reaching Samara on 10 August. There, they supply themselves and depart by horse for Orenburg: "The country we are about to traverse now is all steppes, there is no made road, only a beaten track. Sometimes the road is very good at others very bad. We never stop at a ditch of say a yard wide, over we go, with a tremendous shake which would have settled 99 in every 100 carriages with springs, but we are safe on the other side and off we go again helter skelter, the Yemschick nearly tearing his throat out with shouting to the horses . until we come to a poststation where the horses are changed and unless there is a squabble with the Postmaster or the driver, which there generally is, we are off again in the same style and over the same sort of country. Carcases of dead horses here and there mark the track between the villages." On arriving at Orenburg after several days of hard travel, Moore gives a very detailed description of the buildings and peoples of the city. The party then resupplied themselves again and travelled north by horse into the mountains to visit various mines. Worried about a group of escaped convicts, they travel heavily armed and with great caution but were able to visit several mines and examine their books. Moore gives very detailed descriptions of the landscape and peoples in this remote region. At Voskresensky, Moore falls ill and is laid up for nearly two months with an intermittent fever, not leaving the town until the first of December for the long journey home, which was not without mishap as their sledge falls through the ice crossing a river on the way back to Orenburg. After a very difficult journey by horse, Moore and RR finally cross the Volga at Saratov and thereafter travel by train to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Brussels, Calais and and across the channel by boat to Dover: "At the sight of the Cliffs at Dover my heart beat for joy at beholding dear Old England once more, altho' I had only been away for five months, still it was quite long enough and I would not go through the same again for any money . I have written the above principally to give my relations and friends as full a description as possible of the leading events which occurred during my journey . if the perusal of this enables them to pass an hour or so away very comfortably, I shall be delighted." Not recorded in OCLC. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Der deutsch-französische Krieg 1870-71. Redigiert von der kriegsgeschichtlichen Abteilung des großen Generalstabes. Zwei Teile in fünf Bänden, sowie drei Mappen mit Karten und Skizzen. Teil I: Geschichte des Krieges bis zum Sturz des Kaiserreichs. Band 1: Vom Beginn der Feindseligkeiten bis zur Schlacht von Gravelotte; Band 2: Von der Schlacht bei Gravelotte bis zum Sturz des Kaiserreichs. - Teil II: Geschichte des Krieges gegen die Republik. Band 1 (des Gesamtwerkes III. Band): Von der Einschließung von Paris bis zur Wiederbesetzung von Orléans durch die Deutschen; Band 2 (des Gesamtwerkes IV. Bd.): Die Ereignisse im Norden Frankreichs von Ende November, im Nordwesten von Anfang Dezember und die Belagerung von Paris von Anfang Dezember bis

      Berlin: Ernst Siegfried Mittler und Sohn, 1874 - 1881. - Die beiden Teile separat paginert, VI (XIV), 1500 Seiten, 374* Seiten Anlagen; (XXXVI), 1541 Seiten, 1134* Seiten Anlagen mit zusammen über 80 meist ganzseitigen Skizzen und Karten im Text sowie auf zwischengeschalteten und beiliegenden Tafeln; 10 Übersichtskarten, 9 Skizzen in 12 Blättern, 42 Karten und Pläne in 51 Blättern in drei Flügelmappen. 24,5 x 18 cm, fünf auberginefarbene Original-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und Deckelvignetten mit dreiseitig marmoriertem Farbschnitt, drei mit auberginefarbene Original-Leinenflügelmappen mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln (die Rücken der Bände 1- 3 und die der Flügelmappen sind mit grünem Leinen bezogen). Durch Register im fünften Band erschlossen. Vollständig mit allen Karten ! ! Einbände, vor allem am Rücken berieben und bestoßen und verblaßt, Leinenbezug des 1. 4. und 5. Bandes an hinteren Falzen angeplatzt, im 1. Band einige wenige Antreichungen und Marginalien, sonst ordentlich erhaltenes und gut brauchbares Exemplar. Flügelmappen beschädigt, Schließbänder gerissen, sonst vollständig vorhanden. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 12000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hongkong. Piratenstrasse.

      Berlin, R. Wagner (1871 - 1874). - Chromolithographie, montiert auf starkem Karton. Rückseitig mit Titeletikett. Bildgr.: 34 x 24 cm; Untersatzkarton: 45,5 x 56 cm. - - - BITTE UM BEACHTUNG: AUSLIEFERUNG BESTELLTER BÜCHER KANN BETRIEBSBEDINGT ERST AB 14.02.2018 GESCHEHEN!!! - - - PLEASE NOTE: ORDERED BOOKS WILL BE SHIPPED NOT BEFORE 14/02/2018 !!! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Gilded Age: A Tale of To-Day

      American Publishing Company 1874 - 1874 on title page; 1873 on copyright page. This copy has several first edition points. 574 pages. Marbled edges and end paper. Sold by subscription only. Original inset map on page 246-247. Tight, square binding. Clean interior. Fully illustrated. Rubbing to leather is only flaw. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COLTON'S "NEW MEDIUM" MAP OF THE STATE OF TEXAS FROM THE LATEST & MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES

      New York: G.W. & C.B. Colton, 1874. Pocket map, 20 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches, folded to 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches. Handcolored. Minor wear and toning. Folded into original brown publisher's cloth folder, stamped in gilt. Spine and corners worn, map detached. Very good. A handsome map of Texas, showing each county outlined in color, as well as adjacent parts of Indian Territory (i.e. Oklahoma) and New Mexico, with border portions of Louisiana and Arkansas. Insets show the panhandle, Matagorda Bay, Galveston Bay, and Sabine Lake. A striking and fairly large-scale map of the Lone Star State. Not in Rumsey. PHILLIPS, p.848 (ref).

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1874 - 1874 Original Front Wrapper Incredibly Rare

      1874 - On offer here is an 1874 Wisden that has it's original front wrapper together with a facsimile spine and rear wrapper. After the 1875 and 1864 and perhaps the 1869, 1874 is the rarest of all Wisden and I think only one has been offered for sale on Wisden Auction before. This copy retains it's original front wrapper but as will be seen from the photograph it has areas of darkening and discolouration and the bottom right hand corner has been restored. The first few pages also have areas of discolouration but in my view these do not detract from the book itself. The discolouration lessens so that by the time you reach page 11 there is no trace. The remaining contents are complete, original and in very nice condition. The last page has the remains of a sellotape mark to it. The spine and facsimile rear cover have been very sympathetically done and are in fine condition. Overall this is a very presentable copy of a very rare book. If a prospective purchaser would prefer I could have the book rebound by Scriveners Bookbinders in Buxton, Derbyshire who do a fabulous job of rebinding Wisden in a variety leather and cloth bindings. Don't hesitate to ask for details. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eidgenössische Gesetzsammlung: Amtliche Sammlung der Bundesgesetze und Verordnungen der schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaften (KONVOLUT aus 34 Jahrgängen) - Neue Folge Bd.1 (1874) - Bd.23 (1907), 55 (1939) - 65 (1949) sowie Regiester: Inhalt der eidgenössischen Gesetzsammlung Bd.I-X/ Materienregister zu den elf Bänden der eidgenössischen Gesetzsammlung.

      Stämpfli & Cie.; 1874 ff. - Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 34 Jahrgänge; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; das Bild zeigt nur eine Auswahl der hier vorhandenen Bände, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 30000

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        Distillers and Bottlers of American, French, German, Swedish, Bohemian, and other foreign Liquors. Cordials, Cremes, Extracts, etc. Established 1874.

      - Chicago and New York, American 3-Color Co. for Mihalovitch, Fletcher & Co. in Cincinnati, [c. 1896]. 8vo. Original red cloth, front cover lettered in gilt; pp. [iv], 173, [21 advertisements], numerous full-page colour illustrations; cloth a bit darkened, title with tiny marginal spot, otherwise very good. The sheer range of alcoholic drinks with all sorts of flavours, anticipating today's alcopops, is rather impressive. Mihalovitch imported as well some fine European beverages, including champagne, all masterfully depicted in colours. Some novelty bottle shapes are bordering on kitsch, but are rather charming. COPAC locates only one copy of a smaller trade catalogue (118 pages) by this firm, at Library of Virginia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Narrinyeri : An account of the tribes of South Australian Aborigines inhabiting the Country around the Lakes Alexandrina, Albert, and Coorong, and the Lower Part of the River Murray: their Manners and Customs, also an Account of the Mission at Port Macleay. 

      Adelaide : J.T. Shawyer, Printer, 1874. Octavo, original flushcut limp cloth (somewhat sunned) with printed title label to front (loss to top left corner of label), front pastedown with bookplate of John Calaby, frontispiece tipped-in albumen print photograph with montage of head-and-shoulder portraits of identified Narrinyeri (Ngarrindjeri) men and women by Townsend Duryea, pp. iv, [ii], 107; a very good copy. The frontispiece portraits of Aboriginal residents of Point Macleay Mission include one of James Unaipon, deacon at the Church of Point Macleay and father of David Unaipon.

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        "Skandalkonzert" 1913

      Famous Austrian composer (1874-1951), and also painter, who established in the US after 1934 escaping from nazism. Autograph music quote from his famous work Chamber Symphony Nr. 1 in E Major, Op. 9, 4 bars of music, on a white paper card, folded to a size of 3.8 x 6 inches, in excellent condition. Written in 1906 and premiered in 1907, this piece was played in the infamous "Skandalkonzert" in 1913 (read more about it here), which was interrupted by rioting from an audience not well impressed with the experimental music. Composer Oscar Straus was present, and later testified that a punch in someone´s face he heard that night was "the most harmonious sound I heard that evening". ALSO INCLUDED is a half-tone portrait of the composer, probably taken from a book, size is 5.75 x 8.25 inches, in very good condition. A nice item to collect and frame with the autograph music quote, if desired. WATCH THIS WORK, performed by the Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf:

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        Les chants de Maldoror

      - Chez tous les libraires, Paris & Bruxelles 1874, 12x19cm, relié sous étui. - Rara prima edizione con copertina e il titolo alla data 1874. Bound in piena marocco nero, torna con cinque nervi decorati con le scatole fredde sette volte, Golden Data di coda ruote dorate sulle calotte, cornice dodécuples reti fredde sui piatti, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, inquadratura un grande pizzo d'oro sulla contreplats, reti dorate sui tagli, copertine e dorsi conserviera, bordi dorato, casi allineati con il Marocco nero, piatti carta marmorizzata, superba vincolante firmato Semet & Plumelle. Stampato nel 1869 da Lacroix, questa edizione non è stato messo sul mercato per paura della censura. Solo una dozzina di copie sono state spillate e consegnati all'autore (cinque sono stati identificati fino ad oggi). Nel 1874, Jean-Baptiste Rozez, un altro editore belga e libraio, lo stock recupera e pubblica il libro con una copertina e una pagina del titolo relè per la data 1874 e senza editore di riferimento. E 'nella sua libreria che poeti del giovane belga, scoprono il primo testo. Letteratura di vertigine al limite della sostenibilità, l'eccesso adolescente, con il buio totale, Maldoror Chants di, o l'epopea di una figura del male vagare nel mondo, è diventato famoso surrealista che ha fatto un manifesto estetico. Fonte: Biblioteca di François Ragazzoni con il suo ex libris incollato su una guardia. copia Magnifico perfettamente preparate in Marocco pieno firmato Semet & Plumelle e le sue copertine. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale rare, avec la couverture et le titre à la date de 1874. Reliure en plein maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs orné de septuples caissons à froid, date dorée en queue, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrement de dodécuples filets à froid sur les plats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, encadrement d'une large dentelle dorée sur les contreplats, filets dorés sur les coupes, couvertures et dos conservés, toutes tranches dorées, étui bordé de maroquin noir, plats de papier marbré, superbe reliure signée de Semet & Plumelle. Imprimée en 1869 par Lacroix, cette édition ne fut pas mise dans le commerce par crainte de la censure. Seule une dizaine d'exemplaires furent brochés et remis à l'auteur (cinq ont été recensés à ce jour). En 1874, Jean-Baptiste Rozez, autre libraire-éditeur belge, récupère le stock et publie l'ouvrage avec une couverture et une page de titre de relais à la date 1874, et sans mention d'éditeur. C'est dans sa librairie que les poètes de la Jeune Belgique découvriront les premiers ce texte.  Littérature du vertige à la limite du soutenable, de l'outrance adolescente, d'une noirceur totale, les Chants de Maldoror, ou l'épopée d'une figure du mal errant dans le monde, devint célèbre grâce aux surréalistes qui en firent un véritable manifeste esthétique. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de François Ragazzoni avec son ex-libris encollé sur une garde. Magnifique exemplaire parfaitement établi en plein maroquin signé de Semet & Plumelle et avec ses couvertures.

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        Holland House.

      London: Macmillan 1874. FINELY BOUND EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION. Two volumes, octavo, pp.xvi, 289, pp.xi, 255. Handsomely bound in contemporary dark blue half Morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt compartments to spine, gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Five steel engraved plates, eight lithographed facsimiles, and numerous intext woodcut illustrations as called for. This example having numerous extra engraved plates bound in throughout both volumes. Some occasional toning from the plates, with some occasional offsetting. Binding is sound with very slight fading to the spines, bumping and wear to the corners, some rubbing to the joints and to the top and tail of both volumes. Rear joint of volume one just starting at the top. Very good. A wonderful history of Holland House.

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        The Methods of Ethics.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1874 - Octavo. Rebound in green cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, edges uncut. A fine copy. First edition of the philosopher's most famous and original work, the first of his three major textbooks and "a pioneering attempt to apply a scientific methodology to a wide range of philosophical topics" (The New Palgrave IV). Along with Alfred Marshall, Sidgwick was one of the two founding fathers of the Cambridge School of Economics. The New Palgrave IV, p. 329. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Barbey d'Aurevilly offre un exemplaire de la Vieille Maîtresse.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 1 In-8 "dimanche 16" [août 1874?] Ecrite à l'encre rouge. Enveloppe jointe avec cachet de cire rouge. deux petits trous d'épingle Barbey d'Aurevilly demande à Devèze, employé de son éditeur Lemerre, de donner un exemplaire de son ouvrage Une Vieille Maitresse [paru en 1874] à son ami le Chevalier de Crollalanza qui part pour l'Italie. "Lemerre & moi, nous y gagnerons tous les deux". Référence : Correspondance générale, VIII, p. 207. Ecrivain. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Jawaharlal Nehru"), to Mrs. Sam Higginbottom

      3/12/33, Allahabad - 1/2 pp. 4to. "I am returning to you the pamphlet about Mexican education-'The House of the People'-which you kindly lent me.I feel it has many good lessons to teach us in our educational work in India."Samuel Higginbottom (1874-1958) founded the the Allahabad Agricultural Institute in 1910, through which he taught scientific methods of farming, home hygiene, and animal husbandry to the rural poor of India. He garnered much acclaim for his efforts, and formed close friendships with Nehru and Gandhi. Nehru (1889-1964) was born and raised in Allahabad and maintained close ties with the city throughout his life. Anand Bhavan was the Nehru family residence which served as headquarters for the Indian National Congress.With letter of from Sam Higginbotham transmitting this letter with another (not present from Tej Bahadur Sapur) to Phil Bird.

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        Daily diary of a 16 year old girl, documenting her rural life and eventual enrollment at the prestigious Morgan School of Connecticut.

      Connecticut: January 1-December 31, 1874. Black cloth-and-card bound wallet diary comprised of 281 handwritten pages documenting the life and education of 16 year old Nellie Wilcox, who transitions from life on her family's farm and into attendance at the prestigious Morgan School still in operation today. An exceptional glimpse into how formal education changes the life of a young American woman and her family. Given to Nellie as a gift from her cousin Ida, who inscribes the front free endpaper with a pair of friendship poems, the diary is a detailed account that begins on January 1, 1874 with Nellie's comment that "I neglected to keep my diary last year, and it seemed so lonesome that I am going to try and do better this year." In her daily entries throughout the spring, Nellie consistently reports on which of the children in the family were allowed to attend the local country school for the day, and which were kept home due to sickness or chores on the farm. Several times in January and March she notes that "the boys have been to school but I have not," despite her interest in studying. She additionally reports on visitors to the family, household tasks such as cooking and sewing, on her father's tobacco harvest, and on an outbreak of measles in the community. Even at this stage, she is observant of local politics, commenting in March on a small scandal that leads to her pastor's resignation and in April on the elections: "The democrats have gained a complete victory this spring, elected to the state ticket, and seventeen senators out of twenty one." By the end of the term, Nellie and her cousin Ida have earned positions at the Morgan School, where they will attend classes and live in a ladies' boarding house. This marks a major shift in Nellie's writing, as her entries now document the essays she composes, the exams she takes, and the lessons she learns. She writes as classes begin in the fall, "I have not written one word in my diary this vacation; when Mother saw it she said never mind, but keep it up while you are at Clinton." What the entries from here on show is a woman growing in intelligence and sophistication, who excels socially and academically. Nellie writes about courses in Latin, rhetoric, algebra, and music; she discusses meetings she attends; she documents the emotional hardships and depression of some of the girls around her; she expresses concern over her changing religious views; and she reveals her own developing taste in literature ("I have been reading Jane Eyre, one of Charlotte Bronte's books which was taken from the Morgan library. I have not finished it yet but think it is splendid."). The diary concludes with Nellie's monthly accounts, which show her expenses for boarding, clothes, and tutoring while away from home. An important historical case study of a young woman's growth as she gains access to education. (Item #2024).

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        Nagasaki. Der Hafen.

      Berlin, R. Wagner (1871 - 1874). - Chromolithographie, montiert auf starkem Karton. Rückseitig mit Titeletikett. Bildgr.: 25 x 37 cm; Untersatzkarton: 45,5 x 56 cm. Karton stockfleckig, die Abbildung kaum betroffen. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        11 lettres du cardinal Perraud, évêque d'Autun.

      - 11 lettres autographes signées 21 In-8 et in-12 1874-1903 En-têtes de l'évêché d'Autun. bon Belle correspondance du cardinal Perraud à divers correspondants, débutant au moment de sa nomination à l'évêché d'Autun. "J'arrive enfin à vous. Je dis enfin, à cause des 300 et qq. lettres que j'ai écrites depuis 6 semaines pour répondre à toutes les marques de sympathie dont on m'a comblé [.]. Je ne tarderai pas à retourner à Paris dont j'ai dû fuir les agitations pour me recueillir dans la solitude [.]". Il disserte sur l'art de l'orateur, commentant l'ouvrage de son correspondant : "En ce qui me concerne personnellement, je me sentirais plus porté à suivre la méthode que vous recommandez. C'était celle de Fénelon. Cela ne veut pas dire que Bourdaloue et Massillon ne fussent pas des maîtres dans la parole bien qu'ils suivissent une méthode différente [.]". Il interpelle le duc d'Aumale sur la situation d'un "courageux travailleur", commente un ouvrage sur un "poète d'origine autunoise qui fut un bienfaiteur des pauvres de Beaune", assiste à un congrès anti-esclavagiste, prend part à la douleur d'un décès et se remémore son épiscopat. "Hier, toute la journée, je pensais, je sentais combien étaient unis en Dieu nos souvenirs et nos prières. Je repassais dans mon coeur la scène attendrissante des suprêmes adieux avec cet ami si cher, et, tout en regrettant de ne plus l'avoir avec nous pour partager nos tristesses, nos efforts, nos combats, nos blessures, je me réjouissais fraternellement de le savoir pour jamais fixé dans cette paix "que le monde ne peut pas donner" et qu'il ne peut pas non plus ôter. J'ai dit la Ste messe pour lui dans une de ces petites églises rurales qu'il eût aimées et où j'étais entouré de silence et de recueillement, quelques heures avant de la voir remplie pour la continuation de mon grand labeur pastoral. Commencé le 28 avril, il touche presque à son terme et sera entièrement achevé, au Creusot, le 6 juillet. Je demande à N.S. par l'intercession de nos chers amis de là haut, de vous soutenir au milieu de vos indicibles tristesses. Les miennes sont bien grandes aussi et il ne se passe guère de jours où le coeur de l'évêque et du français ne soit profondément atteint. C'est ainsi que se termine demain ma 29e année d'épiscopat, la 30e devant commencer avec la matinée de lundi. Oui, il y aura après-demain 29 années révolues qu'à S. Sulpice, des mains du très vénéré card. Guibert, je recevais l'onction des Pontifes [.]". Oratorien, évêque, cardinal et historien, il fut évêque d'Autun (1874-1906) et membre de l'Académie française. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Compte-Rendu Officiel du Sixième Congrès Général de L?Association Internationale des Travailleurs, tenu a Genève du 1er au 6 septembre 1873 Compte-Rendu Officiel du VIIe Congrès Général de L?Association Internationale des Travailleurs, tenu a Bruxelles du 7 au 13 septembre 1875 / Compte-Rendu Officiel du VIIIe Congrès Général de L?Association Internationale des Travailleurs, tenu a Berne du 26 au 30 oeptembre 1876

      1874, 1875, [1877]., Comité Fédéral Jurassien Locle Emilie Counard & Co. Verviers 1874 - 119, 221, 112 S. 8°, Priv.-Halbleinenbd. Frz. - Aus dem Müller-Lehning-Nachlass. - Konvolut bestehend aus den Protokollen des zweiten, dritten und vierten Kongresses des anti-autoritären Flügels der IAA (in einem Bd.). Die antiautoritär-föderalistische Fraktion der IAA, die ihre personelle und organisatorische Basis in der westschweizerischen Jura-Föderation besaß, sah sich als legitime Nachfolgerin der IAA und knüpfte folglich der Kongress-Zählung der vor der Spaltung auf dem Haager-Kongress 1872 stattgefundenen IAA-Generalzusammenkünfte an, woraus sich die fortlaufende Nummerierung dieser Kongresse erklärt. - Mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk von Arthur [Müller-]Lehning. - Einband etwas berieben. Innenteil stellenweise papierbedingt gebräunt u. leicht stockfleckig. 300 gr.

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        kgl. Strassen- und Flußbauamt Rosenheim" vom 26. März 1874 //

      - 1 Blatt (33 x 41 cm) gefaltet (= 4 Seiten). Mit dem Antwortschreiben "Rosenheim, 28. April 1874". Siegel entfernt //

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        Der deutsch-französische Krieg 1870-71 1.-5. Band

      Ernst Siegfried Mittler und Sohn Berlin 1874-1881 1500+374+1541+1134 + Kartenmaterial S., 5 Bände und 3 Mappen mit Kartenmaterial: Erster Theil: Geschichte des Krieges bis zum Sturz des Kaiserreiches: Band 1: Vom Beginn der Feindseligkeiten bis Gravelotte; Band 2: Von Gravelotte bis zum Sturz des Kaiserreichs; Zweiter Theil: Geschichtes des Krieges gegen die Republik: erster Band 1 (3. Band): Von der Einschließung von Paris bis zur Wiederbesetzung von Orleans; Zweiter Band (4. Band): Die Ereignisse im Norden Frankreichs von Ende November, im Nordwesten von Anfang Dezember und die Belagerung von Paris von Anfang Dezember bis zum Waffenstillstande. Die Operationen im Südosten von Mitte November bis Mitte Januar; Dritter (5. Band): Die Ereignisse im Südosten Frankreichs von Mitte Januar bis zur Beendigung der Feindseligkeiten. Rückwärtige Verbindungen. Der Waffenstillstand. Rückmarsch und Okkupation. Drei Kassetten mit vollständigem Kartenmaterial, 17,5 x 25 cm deutliche Gebrauchsspuren am Band 1 und 2 (Rücken teilweise abgelöst), Rücken von Mappe 1 gelöst, alle anderen Bände und Mappen in guter Erhaltung mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, Adreßeintrag auf der Titelseite vom Band 4, Karten in guter Erhaltung, einige wenige mit kleinen Einrissen Versand D: 7,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Versandhandel für Sammler]
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        De oorlog tusschen Nederland en Atchin.

      Rotterdam, Nijgh & Van Ditmar 1874 - Quarto. Pp. 256. Complete with all 12 lithograph plates of portraits and views, some tinted; and 4 maps and plans, of which 2 are folding, one very large bound at end. Set in double columns. Hardcover, bound in contemporary red half cloth and matching pebbled boards, spine gilt, lower joint, spine-ends and corners trifle chafed, free endpapers browned, neat discreet repairs to verso of folding maps, contemporary bookplate and shelf ticket to first paste-down, foxed in places. In a very good condition. ~ First edition. Uncommon. Richly illustrated. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        The Baltimore Gun Club (From the Earth to the Moon)

      King & Baird, Philadelphia 1874 - Very rare early edition of this classic Verne novel, bound in green cloth with decorative black inlay and gilt lettering and tooling on front board and spine. 442 pp. firmly bound, with 12 full-page illustrations including map. Very good plus with minor professional repair to spine ends and interior hinges, otherwise bright and clean inside and out with slight foxing to plates. After initial publication in France in two volumes, this tale of space travel first appeared in English in October 1873: Sampson Low's single-volume London edition "From the Earth to the Moon Direct." A month later Scribner Armstrong published an "authorized" one-volume American edition "From the Earth to the Moon." Then in June 1874, Edward Roth copyrighted his translation of the work and it was published by King & Baird as "The Baltimore Gun Club." The title comes from the fact that the rocket ship was hurled into space by the Baltimore Gun Club--a post Civil War society of weapons enthusiasts--using a gigantic cannon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magus Books of Sacramento]
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        Memoria histórico-política de la Isla de Cuba, redactada de orden del Señor Ministro de Ultramar.

      Librería e Imprenta de A. Pego, Habana 1874 - LARGE PAPER COPY. EL ESTADO POLÍTICO –ECONÓMICO DE LA ISLA DE CUBA, ANTES DE INDEPENDIZARSE DE ESPAÑA. Primera edición de esta obra publicada en una tirada corta en "gran papel", destinado a miembros del Gobierno, tanto de Cuba, como en Madrid. Palau 4203. Rare history of Cuba - large paper copy, with contemporary manuscript annotations. 8vo; contemporary manuscripts annotations; contemporary half leather.First edition of this work published in a very small run on large paper. specifically for members of the government of Cuba as well as of Madrid. It deals with the political situation of Cuba, before the Independence from Spain. Fine, very attractive copy. *Palau 4203. vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) S.P. páginas [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria de Antano (ILAB & ABA Members)]
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        Annalen der Oenologie - Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift für Weinbau, Weinbehandlung und Weinverwerthung ( Band 1 - 4, Originalausgaben 1870 - 1874 )

      - 1., 2., 3. und 4. Band von 9 Bänden -, Band 1: VIII S. + 464 S. + 4 S. Inserate + 10 teils gefaltete (1 farbig) lithographierte Tafeln, desweiteren 24 Holzstiche im Text = Band 2: X S. + 576 S. + 11 zumeist gefaltete (1 farbig) lithographierte Tafeln , desweiteren 24 Holzstiche im Text = Band 3: VI S. + 502 S. + 10 zumeist gefaltete lithographierte Tafeln, desweiteren 3 Holzstiche im Text und Band 4: XII S. + 584 S. + 6 zumeist gefaltete lithographierte Tafeln , desweiteren 13 Holzstiche im Text, Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel, schöne farbige Vorsätze, etwas unfrisch, Eraltung 2 //

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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