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        DISCOVERIES & SURVEYS IN NEW GUINEA AND THE D¿ENTRECASTEAUX ISLANDS

      John Murray 1876 - Moresby, Captain John. DISCOVERIES & SURVEYS IN NEW GUINEA AND THE D¿ENTRECASTEAUX ISLANDS. A Cruise In Polynesia And Visits To The Pearl Shelling Stations In Torres Straits Of H.M.S. Basilisk. London, 1876, John Murray, First U.K. Edition. Xx, 327 pp, plus 20 pp adverts, 3 maps in text, plus 1 folding colour map at rear (colour facsimile of the original map), frontispiece and 3 full-page plates. This is an important historical work describing Captain (later admiral) Moresby¿s journey in H.M.S. Basilisk along the unknown coasts of New Guinea. He accurately charted and surveyed the area, discovering Port Moresby harbour, now the capital of Papua New Guinea. His reports also included China Strait and Milne Bay, and led to the annexation of British New Guinea. Original blue cloth over beveled boards, gilt vignettes on the upper board and spine; rebacked with the original (faded) spine laid down. Bumped corners at top, which are slightly frayed, a few bumps and nicks, otherwise a clean copy internally, quite scarce. No DJ, decorative boards, with beautiful gilt vignette - raising the English colours, with natives and palms on front board, overall VG. NZ$1,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I riformatori dello stato di libertˆ della cittˆ di Bologna dal 1394 al 1797.

      Bologna, Regia Tipografia, 1876, tre volumi in-8vo rilegati in mezza tela recente con tasselli blu ai dorsi pp. 189 + 192 + 194-(2). Stampato su carta forte, buona copia.

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        Le Costume Historique - 1., 2. und 3. Lieferung

      1., 2. & 3. Livraison. - Erschienen 1876 und 1877. - Drei Kartonmappen mit Leinenrücken und Gewebeband als Verschluß im Format 23 x 20 cm. Tlw leicht angestaubt, leicht fleckig. Eine Mappe am Rücken auf ca. 10 cm aufgeplatzt, eine Mappe mit leichter Beschädigung am Rückendeckel. - Auf jeder der drei Mappen auf dem Vorderdeckel mit handschriftlichem Schriftzug "Lanfranconi Enea Ing. - Pressburg". Mappen stammen also aus dem Besitz von Enea Grazioso Lanfranconi (auch Lafranconi 1850 in Peglio, Lombardei - 1895 in Preßburg, war ein italienisch-österreichischer Techniker und Kunstsammler). Sein Vater Giovanni Battista Lafranconi arbeitete als Ingenieur am Bau verschiedener Bahnen in Österreich-Ungarn, so der Semmeringbahn, der Ungarischen Westbahn oder der Kaiser Ferdinands-Nordbahn. Er studierte an der Universität Mailand und war ab 1867 in Preßburg wohnhaft, wo er sich der Hydrologie widmete. Am 9. März 1895 nahm er sich aus nicht bekannten Gründen das Leben. Sein Grab befindet sich in Varese. -- Genaue Anzahl der Blätter und Farbabbildungs- und s/w-Abbildungs-Tafeln in den Mappen folgen. - Das Werk erschien von 1876 bis 1888 in Frankreich in Erstauflage, und zwar in sechs Teilen. - Die drei Mappen also die Erstauflage der ersten drei Teile. - Exemplare stammen aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R. (ein Vorfahr war Kabinetts-Sekretär in der Kabinetts-Kanzlei Sr. Majestät Kaiser Franz Josef). - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland.

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        The Hunting of the Snark an Agony in Eight Fits

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1876. Small 8vo. xiv., 84, [2] advert. Bound in a full dark green morocco, with gilt lines and lettering. 1st impression with Baker, not Butcher on p. 83. Original decorative buff boards bound in at the rear. Some toning to the edges . Near Fine. Full Morocco. First Edition. 1876.

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        Hunting Notes : the Southwest Revisited; a Series of Letters of the second annual hunting expedition to Missouri, Kansas and the Indian territory in November and December, 1875, with a buffalo and antelope hunt in Colorado

      Easton, Pa: Easton Free Press, 1876. First edition. With 3 mounted photographs; woodcut vignettes. Text in double columns. 39 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary half morocco and marbled boards, gilt morocco label on upper cover. Bookplate of F. P. Williamson. Minor rubbing to binding and faint soiling to a few margins. Fine copy of a rare book. First edition. With 3 mounted photographs; woodcut vignettes. Text in double columns. 39 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Second of Boutcher's two hunting trips to the midwest beyond the Mississippi, quail and grouse shooting, and a further excursion to Colorado where the party organized buffalo and antelope hunts near Sand Creek, Colorado, with officers from Fort Lyon. These letters were published in the Easton Free Press. Streeter sale 4100; not in Howes or Phillips or Heller. OCLC 476399884 (Yale, NYHS)

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        Matter and Motion.

      London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1876. Small8vo. Original blind stamped brown cloth. End papers renewed and first two leaves reinforced in margin. Repair to lower part of title-page affecting year of printing and small label ( "S.L.M.") to p. 128. Extremities slightly rubbed, internnaly fine and clean. Pp. viii, (9)-128, (4). ¶ Rare first edition of Maxwell's "masterpiece of natural philosophy, notable especially for introducing into physics the term relativity in a passage that combines strenuous scientific insight with a mystical awareness (...)" (Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, p. 209). "Maxwell's Matter and Motion first appeared in 1876 and was reprinted before the year was out. The first American edition was printed in 1878. Following several reprints on both sides of the Atlantic, Sir Joseph Larmor added notes and appendices to produce a new edition in 1920. This edition was reprinted in 1925 and at least half-a-dozen times since 1952" (Flood, McCartney & Whitaker, James Clerk Maxwell: Perspectives on his Life and Work (2014), p. 27). "More light is thrown on Maxwell's own opinions about the problem of relative and absolute motion and the connection between dynamics and other branches of physics by the delightful monograph Matter and Motion, published in 1876." (DSB)

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        Daniel Deronda.

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1876 - 4 volumes, octavo (171 x 121 mm). Early 20th-century tan half morocco by Birdsall & Son, Northampton, raised bands to spines, blue morocco labels, compartments decorated in gilt, blue cloth sides with a double gilt rule, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Bookplate of Sir George John Armytage, 6th Baronet (1842–1918) to front pastedowns. Extremities rubbed, a few dark spots to prelims. An excellent copy. First edition in book form of the author's last completed novel, first issue without the contents leaves as described by Sadleir (Sadleir I, p. 124). "While creating once more a panorama of social classes and opinion and showing how individuals interact at times of social change, this novel spreads its net even wider than its predecessor, taking in the English aristocracy at one end of the scale and poor London Jews at the other end. George Eliot's ambitious plot brings the two extremes into close contact through the figure of Deronda himself; her comic treatment of the ludicrous hunting and shooting county set is daringly offset by her respectful description of the Jewish religion and culture" (ODNB). Parrish p. 39, Sadleir 813. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jeremias. Eine dramatische Dichtung in neun Bildern

      9.-13. Tausend Leinen/Hartkarton Sehr gut Neuer Einband von unserer Buchbinderin fachmännisch und liebevoll angefertigt. Marmorierter pappbezogener Hartkartoneinband, Leinenecken, Leinenrücken, montiertes Titelschildchen. Original broschierter Einband mitgebunden. EIGENHÄNDIGE WIDMUNG VON STEFAN ZWEIG AN RICHARD WENZ (Pseudonyme: R. W. Enzio, Richard Wenz-Enzio, 1876- 1953. Deutscher Pädagoge, Journalist und Schriftsteller. Literaturgeschichtlich wurde Wenz von der Forschung kaum berücksichtigt, lediglich durch die Herausgabe der mehrbändigen Reihe Meister-Erzählungen neuerer Erzähler, in der er Autoren wie Paul Ernst, Clara Viebig, Wilhelm Schäfer oder Stefan Zweig versammelte (aus Wikipedia). 216 paginierte Seiten auf büttenartigem Papier, Text in klaren lateinischen Lettern, insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. +++ 15,4 x 23,1 cm, 0,51 kg. +++ Stichwörter: Theater Judaica Signiert signed copy collector's edition

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        Signed "Fatinitza" Vocal Score 1879

      Premiered in Vienna in 1876, Fatinitza was Franz von Suppe´s first full opera and one of his biggest triumphs. Signed piano and vocal score, no year mentioned but circa 1879, listing the singers of the Paris premiere of 1879 - probably printed for the occasion.  Boldly signed by the composer and inscribed to Scipion, one of the singers in the cast that night. Size is 7.75 x 10.75 inches, 238 pages, in fine condition. Listen to a piece from "Fatinitza", act I:

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        Remarkable lengthy autograph letter signed, with advice for Louis A. Lucas on the essential requirements for successful exploration in Africa. Together with two other related letters.

      Labore: 30 June, 1876 - Together 3 items: (1) autograph letter signed from Gordon to Alfred Behrens ("Dear Sir"), 5 large octavo bifolia of fine, pale blue laid paper, watermark "L-J D L & Co." [Laroche-Joubert, Dumergue, Lacroix et Compagnie, Angoumois], text to recto and verso of 4 sheets, giving 16 pages, postscript to the first panel recto of the final sheet with a full-page sketch map facing showing in detail the area in which the recipient will be travelling; (2) autograph letter signed from Lucas to Gordon, to which Gordon refers in his letter, 2 pages on single large octavo bifolium, with integral blank leaf, Duffli [Dufile, Uganda], 24 June 1876; and (3) autograph letter signed from Lucas to "Dear Alfred [Behrens]", his first cousin to whom Gordon sent his advice for Lucas, 1½ pages large octavo, Magungo, Albert Nyanza, 28 July 1876. Lightly creased from old folds and handling but overall very good indeed. An unusually long letter, in which Gordon goes into great detail about the logistical difficulties of African exploration, revealing his exasperation at Lucas's behaviour and his frustration at Lucas's unwillingness to heed the advice of someone far more experienced in African travel. Louis Arthur Lucas (1851–1876) was the only surviving son of Philip Lucas, a prosperous Manchester merchant. Cushioned by his father's wealth, Lucas had previously travelled in Switzerland and the United States before a trip to Egypt in 1873 excited his interest in Africa. Despite an attack of typhoid fever contracted on that first trip, Lucas decided to devote himself to African exploration, intending in the first instance to explore the Congo Basin with Arthur Freeman, formerly a gardener at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. For this he would need the authorization of Colonel Gordon, governor-general of the province of Equatoria, in the south of Egyptian-occupied Sudan, since 1873. Finding it difficult to get a letter of introduction because of his lack of African experience, Lucas went to Khartoum anyway, without informing Gordon of his intentions. He and Freeman arrived at Lado in 1876 having already spent most of their money and with no ideas of the difficulties awaiting them. Despite the poor reports he had already received of Lucas before his arrival, Gordon was short of help from European visitors and was initially welcoming. He thought Lucas might be persuaded to serve at one of the local stations or to explore Lake Albert on his behalf. However Lucas proved to be—as Gordon characterizes him in the letter—"blindly obstinate and 'un vrai Anglais'". Gordon's letter was sent to Alfred M. Behrens (b. 1846), first cousin of the explorer, eldest son of Lucas's aunt Anne and her husband S. L. Behrens, one of the earliest and most successful Jewish immigrants in Manchester. In his long letter, Gordon sets out at length the difficulties in African exploration of which Lucas seemed blithely unaware: the hostility of the natives; the untrustworthiness of Lucas's servants; the expense of travel; the shortage of food; Lucas's own susceptibility to disease—all these problems being familiar to the likes of Stanley, Livingstone, and Harry Johnston, but not to Lucas. Another of Gordon's political imperatives was to suppress the flourishing Equatorian slave trade. One way of doing this was to induce the Arab former slavers of Zanzibar to supply porters for European explorers. (There was naturally a good deal of moral ambiguity in the policy, as virtually all the porters were slaves.) Gordon writes that he had advised Lucas to go to Rumanika, where he could find some Arab porters from Zanzibar; later in the letter, he states that he had recommended Lucas to write home for £3,000 to be placed on account in Zanzibar in order to reorganise his expedition from there. At the end of the letter Gordon draws a detailed map of the various stations between Victoria and Albert lakes, perhaps with the unspoken intention that Lucas's cousin would send someone out to fetch him hom [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        De danske Gjødningssvampe (Fungi fimicoli danici). Offprint from Vidensk. meddelelser fra den naturhist. Forening. 1876.

      Copenhagen, Bianco luonos bogtrykkeri, 1876. 8vo. (2),+ 148 pp.+ 6 engr. plates. Simple contemporary marbled paper boards with green cloth spine. Dedication from the author to Elias Fries. From the library of Nils Fries. Volbracht 815. Stafleu 2372. Emil Christian Hansen (1842-1909) was a Danish mycologist and physiologist, specialised on the fermentation process. He worked at the laboratory of the Carlsberg brewery and was succesful in isolating and cultivating a yeast fungi (later named Saccharomyces carlsbergensis) which is important in industrial beer brewing. Fine provenance.

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        A Trip to the Yellowstone National Park in July, August and September, 1875. From the Journal of General W. E. Strong

      Washington, 1876. First edition. 2 folding maps, 7 line drawings, and 7 tipped-in albumen photograph portraits with fine manuscript captions. 143 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original three quarter red morocco, titled in gilt on upper cover "The/ Yellowstone/ and/ The Great Geysers/Strong/1875." Ownership signature of Rhoby McM Gillespie, Chicago (wife of the photographer), on title. Spine neatly rebacked. First edition. 2 folding maps, 7 line drawings, and 7 tipped-in albumen photograph portraits with fine manuscript captions. 143 pp. 1 vols. 4to. In the Yellowstone: "Such fishing I have never had before" One of the earliest descriptions of Yellowstone, being the account of a hunting expedition to the north-western territories undertaken by the author and six officers (plus a contingent of enlisted men) including US Secretary of War Gen. Wm. W. Belknap and US Inspector General R. B. Marcy (who fell ill and nearly perished on the trip), as well as Gen. James W. Forsyth, Lt. G. C. Doane, Gen N. B. Sweitzer, and Col. George L. Gillespie, whose photographic portraits illustrate the book. The party traveled some 5,000 miles (by rail, stage, steamer, and horseback) in 53 days, seeking elk, deer, buffalo and other game as well as wild fowl; due to the season of the year game was not as plentiful as hoped, but the abundance of trout exceeded all expectations, and almost 500 large ones were caught (see pp. 54-57). Another impediment to hunting were the "hostile Sioux [who] were constantly lurking around in great numbers;" it was perhaps prophetic that on September 3, 1875, they met and were entertained by General George Armstrong Custer of the 7th Cavalry at Fort Lincoln just nine months before the Battle of Little Big Horn. As befitting "one of the most famous sportsmen in the country" Custer and his wife and sister lived in great state on the post, surrounded by the General's hunting trophies, of which there were many. Circumstances prevented Strong from retaining the head or hide of the huge leader of a buffalo herd, which he shot, but the event is described in lively detail. Also noteworthy are the author's splendid descriptions of Yellowstone and the surrounding territory. Many accounts of Yellowstone and the Northwest were to follow, but this one, in its depiction of the country, the sport, and the individuals who participated in this early adventure, is a gem, and equally rare. A FASCINATING AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNT OF FRONTIER SPORT AND EXPLORATION IN THE AMERICAN WEST. RARE. Streeter 4101; Graff 4014; Phillips, American Sporting Books, p. 364; Litchfield p. 50; Heller 634; Howes S1083 "b"; Taylor, traveling thru Wonderland, pp. 48-49

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        DANIEL DERONDA.

      Edinburgh & London,: William Blackwood and Sons, 1876.. In the original 8 parts. First Edition. Parrish pp 37-38; Muir pp 10-12. The author's last novel, latent with a theme of Zionism and anticipating the state of Israel. Filmed three times, once as a silent film and twice for television. 8vo,, original printed wrappers, enclosed in slipcase box. The eight individual parts had been rebound in the 1920's preserving all ads, half-titles and announcement slips; the eight parts have been restored to their original separate volumes and rebacked in matching paper. The erratum for the second part, appears in part three, and the neat initials, (H.D.?) are written at the top of each wrapper, but this a fine copy and is considered very rare in parts. VERY RARE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PARTS. George Eliot, born Mary Ann Evans, received great acclaim for this and other novels, including ADAM BEDE, THE MILL ON THE FLOSS, SILAS MARNER, FELIX HOLT, and MIDDLEMARCH. DANIEL DERONDA, her last novel, has been praised for its excellent satire and characterization. Very scarce according to Sadleir, as both this and MIDDLEMARCH came out in fat five shilling parts which were widely circulated and very few sets have survived. With a mixture of social satire and moral searching, it contains a sympathetic rendering of Jewish proto-Zionist and Kabbalistic ideas. These renderings served to make it a controversial, and final, statement of one of the greatest of Victorian novelists.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1876 - 1876 Wisden Rebind with Front Cover

      1876. Hi, This lot is an 1876 Wisden , Rebound with the original front cover within, This rebind is in Very Good Condition, the 13th edition of Wisden. The book is bound in new green boards, with gilt to the spine. The front cover is very tall but has a couple of drip marks and rounded corners. Internally the pages are very nice with not much foxing at all, odd spot to the first and last couple of pages. Some pencil to title page. A nice 13th edition.

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        Une Matinée d'hiver au quai de l'Hôtel Dieu.

      1876.(). Etching, roulette & drypoint. 23.5 x 32 cm. Impression on thick laid paper. Boucard/Goodfriend, no. 123. State 4 or 5 of 15, without the publisher's name lower right.

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        Liberty's Torch in Madison Square Park

      Gelatin silver print. 11 x 14 in. Tear and crease at upper left. The torch of the Statue of Liberty was exhibited in Madison Square Park, New York to raise funds for the statue's completion. The torch remained in the park from 1876 through 1882. "Bartholdi was inspired by French law professor and politician Édouard René de Laboulaye, who is said to have commented in 1865 that any monument raised to American independence would properly be a joint project of the French and American peoples. He may have been minded to honor the Union victory in the American Civil War and the end of slavery. Due to the troubled political situation in France, work on the statue did not commence until the early 1870s. In 1875, Laboulaye proposed that the French finance the statue and the Americans provide the site and build the pedestal. Bartholdi completed the head and the torch-bearing arm before the statue was fully designed, and these pieces were exhibited for publicity at international expositions. "The torch-bearing arm was displayed at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, in 1876, and in New York's Madison Square Park from 1876 to 1882. Fundraising proved difficult, especially for the Americans, and by 1885 work on the pedestal was threatened due to lack of funds. Publisher Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World started a drive for donations to complete the project that attracted more than 120,000 contributors, most of whom gave less than a dollar. The statue was constructed in France, shipped overseas in crates, and assembled on the completed pedestal on what was then called Bedloe's Island. The statue's completion was marked by New York's first ticker-tape parade and a dedication ceremony presided over by President Grover Cleveland" (Wikipedia). Eccentric tycoon and collector Benjamin Richardson rode in George Washington's carriage in the parade.

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        Handbuch der Palaeontologie. 5 Bände.

      München und Leipzig Oldenbourg -93 1876 - (24,5 x 16 cm). Zus. über 4300 S. Mit über 3400 Abbildungen. Dekorative Halblederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Vollständiges Exemplar von Zittels Hauptwerk. Es enthält die Forschungsergebnisse von 20 Jahren und stellt die fossilen Tiergruppen auf der Grundlage der Deszendenztheorie zusammenfassend dar. - Zittel (1839-1904) war der führende Palaeontologe des 19. Jahrhunderts. Er begründet mit obigem Werk "eine den neueren biogenetischen Anschauungen angepaßte Lehre dieser Wissenschaft" (Darmstaedter). Der 1. Teil (in 4 Bänden) enthält die Palaeozoologie, der 2. Teil (in 1 Band) die von P. Schimper und A. Schenk bearbeitete Palaeophythologie. - Exlibris. Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt dekoratives Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. Innen sehr sauber. - DSB 14, 626; Darmstaedter S. 706. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN HISTORICAL SKETCH OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. From the Spanish Occupancy, by the Founding of the Mission San Gabriel Archangel, September 8, 1771, to July 4, 1876

      Los Angeles: Mirror Printing, Ruling and Binding House, 1876. First Edition. Wraps. Very good. The second issue (88 pages), preceded by a shorter version published the same year. "In 1876, as part of the centennial celebration of the founding of Los Angeles and, as well, of the birth of the United States, there were many festivities planned for the town. The Literary Committee of the Los Angeles Centennial Celebration appointed three men to prepare a history of Los Angeles, city and county, from its earliest settlement through its first one hundred years. Unlike most works produced by committees, this historical review is one of the best and most authoritative accounts of the period [...] Two editions of An Historical Sketch of Los Angeles County were published in 1876, identical in all respects - the same wrappers, title pages, and historical text - except the second edition has a sixteen-page supplement covering the centennial activities" (The Dawson 80, #75). Octavo. Original printed paper wrappers. The contents are a bit browned and brittle, as usual. Two-inch closed tear to the bottom of the front flyleaf and front wrapper. A bit of chipping to the spine; else very good. Housed in a custom chemise and slipcase.

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        L'uomo delinquente studiato in rapporto alla antropologia, alla medicina legale ed alle discipline carcerarie

      Hoepli, 1876. In 8 (cm 15 x 22,5), pp. (4) + 255 + (1) di errata. Tre illustrazioni intercalate al testo. Manca l'illustrazione in litografia originale applicata su carta a pagina 65 sostituita da una riproduzione su carta antica. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con titolo e filettature oro al dorso. Due etichette antiche di ex possesso applicate al contropiatto anteriore e all'occhietto. Sporadiche fioriture alle pagine. Edizione originala, rara, della piu' importante opera di Cesare Lombroso, in seguito ristampata piu' volte con cospicue aggiunte. Si tratta della prima e fondamentale opera del padre dell'antropologia criminale con la quale il professore torinese si presento' agli antropologi, ai giuristi, ai cultori di discipline carcerarie suscitando consensi e scalpore e procurandosi detrattori e seguaci. Lombroso, ex chirurgo dell'esercito e direttore dell'ospedale psichiatrico di Pesaro, aveva studiato piu' di seimila casi di persone che avevano commesso reati, ritrovando in queste determinate caratteristiche o peculiarita' fisiche che tendevano a ripetersi e che gli consentirono di elaborare una scienza fisiognomica del soggetto delinquente. Nell'opera procede infatti alla comparazione antropometrica di 832 delinquenti italiani suddivisi per regione fornendo il peso corporeo e le misure del cranio e procedendo ad una serie di raffronti statistici. Passa poi ad analizzare le prostitute e le donne criminali, i tatuaggi nei delinquenti, la loro morale, religione, intelligenza ed istruzione, l'eziologia del delitto. Tratta quindi della correlazione tra pazzia e delitto, delle analogie somatiche e psichiche tra pazzi e delinquenti, delle associazioni a delinquere (compare un capitolo su mafia e camorra). L'ultima parte e' riservata ai mezzi di correzione, alla disciplina carceraria e ai riformatori. ITA

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        Marinetti Filippo Tommaso, Distruzione. Poema futurista col Processo e l'Assoluz

      Marinetti Filippo Tommaso, Distruzione. Poema futurista col Processo e l'Assoluz. , , Marinetti Filippo Tommaso (Alessandria d'Egitto, 22 dicembre 1876 - Bellagio, 2 dicembre 1944) è stato uno scrittore, poeta e drammaturgo italiano, fondatore del movimento artistico e letterario "futurismo". Distruzione. Poema futurista col Processo e l'Assoluzione di "Mafarka il futurista" Traduzione dal francese in versi liberi. Edizioni Futuriste di «Poesia» (Poligrafia Italiana Società Anonima) Milano, gennaio 1911 - Edizioni Futuriste di "Poesia" - Via Senato, 2 (Poligrafia Italiana Società Anonima) 1 vol. in 16° quadrato, brossura in carta rossa con titoli in nero ai piatti e al dorso. Prima edizione italiana, traduzione di Decio Cinti. Falsa indicazione di 3° migliaio in copertina. Con paginazione autonoma la cronaca del processo Mafarka., pp. 259 + 5nn. + 100 + 8 nn. Leggerissima scoloritura al dorso. Testo in ottime condizioni, piatto anteriore e posteriore con il bel colore rosso originale acceso. Dedica autografa di Marinetti "omaggio futurista FT Marinetti". È stato tagliato via in modo perfetto il nome del destinatario della dedica (circa 2 cm senza perdita di testo). Esemplare raro a trovarsi senza restauri e con dedica autografa di Marinetti.

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        AN HISTORICAL SKETCH OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. From the Spanish Occupancy, by the Founding of the Mission San Gabriel Archangel, September 8, 1771, to July 4, 1876.

      Mirror Printing, Ruling and Binding House, Los Angeles 1876 - The second issue (88 pages), preceded by a shorter version published the same year. "In 1876, as part of the centennial celebration of the founding of Los Angeles and, as well, of the birth of the United States, there were many festivities planned for the town. The Literary Committee of the Los Angeles Centennial Celebration appointed three men to prepare a history of Los Angeles, city and county, from its earliest settlement through its first one hundred years. Unlike most works produced by committees, this historical review is one of the best and most authoritative accounts of the period [.] Two editions of An Historical Sketch of Los Angeles County were published in 1876, identical in all respects - the same wrappers, title pages, and historical text - except the second edition has a sixteen-page supplement covering the centennial activities" (The Dawson 80, #75). Octavo. Original printed paper wrappers. The contents are a bit browned and brittle, as usual. Two-inch closed tear to the bottom of the front flyleaf and front wrapper. A bit of chipping to the spine; else very good. Housed in a custom chemise and slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        L'uomo delinquente studiato in rapporto alla antropologia, alla medicina legale ed alle discipline carcerarie

      Hoepli, Milano 1876 - In 8 (cm 15 x 22,5), pp. (4) + 255 + (1) di errata. Tre illustrazioni intercalate al testo. Manca l'illustrazione in litografia originale applicata su carta a pagina 65 sostituita da una riproduzione su carta antica.ÂLegatura coeva in mezza pelle con titolo e filettature oro al dorso. Due etichetteÂanticheÂdi ex possesso applicate al contropiatto anteriore e all'occhietto. Sporadiche fioriture alle pagine. Edizione originala, rara, della piu' importante opera di Cesare Lombroso, in seguito ristampataÂpiu' volteÂcon cospicue aggiunte. Si tratta della prima e fondamentale opera del padre dell'antropologia criminale con la quale il professore torinese si presento' agli antropologi, ai giuristi, ai cultori di discipline carcerarie suscitando consensi e scalpore eÂprocurandosi detrattori e seguaci. Lombroso, ex chirurgo dell'esercito e direttore dell'ospedale psichiatrico di Pesaro, aveva studiato piu' di seimila casi di persone che avevano commesso reati, ritrovando in queste determinate caratteristiche o peculiarita' fisiche che tendevano a ripetersi e che gli consentirono di elaborare una scienza fisiognomica del soggetto delinquente. Nell'opera procede infatti alla comparazione antropometrica di 832 delinquenti italiani suddivisi per regione fornendo il peso corporeo e le misure del cranio e procedendo ad una serie di raffronti statistici. Passa poi ad analizzare le prostitute e le donne criminali, i tatuaggi nei delinquenti, la loro morale, religione, intelligenza ed istruzione, l'eziologia del delitto. Tratta quindi della correlazione tra pazzia e delitto, delle analogie somaticheÂe psichiche tra pazzi e delinquenti, delle associazioni a delinquere (compare un capitolo su mafia e camorra). L'ultima parte e' riservata ai mezzi di correzione, alla disciplina carceraria e ai riformatori. ITA

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        MANUSCRIPT LEAF [from Chapter XXV of] THAT LASS O' LOWRIES

      Ca 1876. Cf. BAL 2033. Slight age-toning to paper. A horizontal & vertical fold-line, with short split at center of vertical. Recto with author's 'scribble out' of a line. Overall, Very Good.. 1 sheet of commercial blue-lined paper, 2 pages of mss, 68 lines, ~ 325 words. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. 12-1/2" x 7-1/2" Mss with slight variances from the printed version [as found online at UPenn's digital library]. Provenance:  From the collection of George Albert Zabriskie, "a native of New York City, who was a prominent collector of art, books and manuscripts, as well as an enthusiastic supporter of many social causes and movements. He was a Grolier Club member, the Chairman of the membership committee of the Museum of the City of New York, President of the New York Sons of the Revolution and of the New York Historical Society, and a member of the American Antiquarian Society.".   

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        Naturaleza y civilización de la grandiosa isla de Cuba o Estudios variados y científicos al alcance de todos y otros históricos, estadísticos y políticos

      Imprenta de J. Noguera a cargo de M. Martinez, Madrid 1876 - Con dedicatoria manuscrita del autor An exhaustive report on science, flora, fauna, politics by a Spanish commissioner. Inscribed by the autor. XV + 942 pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK an Agony of Eight Fits

      Macmillan & Co. London. 1876. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.4 x 5 inches). Illustrated with nine full page illustrations by Henry Holiday, each protected with a plain tissue paper guard. One of 100 copies bound, at the request of the author, for presentation, in full red cloth with gilt illustrations to both boards and gilt lettering to the spine. Paper ticket of Burn and Co, bookbinder, to the bottom of the rear inner board. Black coated endpapers with firm and solid hinges without any of the cracking often found in this book. All edges gilt. Previous owners neat inscription, dated 1879, to half title and a few minor marks to a handful of pages but generally a clean copy internally. Cloth a little rubbed and bumped at extremities and the gilt a little dulled but overall a very good copy.

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        Notices of the medieval geography and history of Central and Western Asia.

      London, Trübner, 1876. - Drawn from Chinese and Mongol Writings, and Compared With the Observations of Western Authors in the Middle Ages. Mit 2 gefalteten Karten, IV, 1 Blatt, 233 Seiten (nummeriert 75 bis 307 - so komplett !), Halblederband der Zeit, 20,5 x 14 cm, Einband leicht berieben, mit Widmung des Verfassers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Moon and the Condition and Configurations of its Surface.

      London:: Longmans, Green, 1876., 1876. Thick 8vo. xviii, 576 pp. Frontis., 4 plates, 23 maps (1 folding). Original crimson black printed cloth; spine faded. Very good, pleasing copy. First edition. "Edmund Nevill, regarded for a short time as the preeminent selenographer in Britain, provided a firm basis for later lunar studies. ... Nevill initiated a serious study of the Moon with a 6-in. refractor and a 9.5-in. ... from his residence in Hampstead, London. His voluminous book on the Moon was an important text, though based largely on the work of Beer and Madler and in places merely a translation of Der Mond, it skillfully integrated all contemporary data to produce one of the most useful lunar reference works available in the English language and established Nevill's Place in the history of astronomy." - Thomas Hockey (ed.), Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, p. 825. "Neville, who wrote under the name Neison, published the first observer's guide to the moon written in English, and it is still one of the best. It contains a wealth of detail on more than 500 named features, as well as a map in 22 sections, to the scale of 24" to the moon's diameter. The map is not entirely original, being based on that of Beer and Madler, but it is much easier to use than the original. In addition to the map, there are several enlarged drawings of craters of special interest, such as Gassendi and Maginus, and five chromolithographs to show the effect of changing illumination on the lunar landscape." - Linda Hall Library, The Face of the Moon. #21.

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        (Friendship album): Autographs. Exeter, New Hampshire. 1875-1876

      1876. Very Good. Octavo. Unpaged and unprinted leaves. All edges gilt. Brick publisher's cloth stamped in blind and with "Autographs" in gilt on front board. Contemporary ownership signature of George H. Weston of Exeter, and with a later penciled signature from 1907, front hinge a little tender, and the spine ends a bit worn, very good.An autograph album maintained by a Phillips Exeter Academy student between 1875-1876. Rather sparsely filled out, mostly by students of the Class of 1876 of the Academy, with two notable exceptions: the signatures of Mary A. Livermore, journalist, abolitionist, and advocate of women's rights, and that of Theodore Tilton, newspaper editor and abolitionist. Both signed within about a week of each other in November of 1876, possibly signed after they appeared or spoke at the school. Tilton's signature is smudged a bit but readable, Livermore's is bright and clear.

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        Nouvelle Geographie Universelle - La Terre et les Hommes. Tome I. L'Europe Meridionale. (Grece, Turquie, Roumanie, Serbie, Italie, Espagne, et Portugal) contenant 13 gravures, 4 cartes en couleurs tirees a part et 174 cartes intercallees dans le texte.

      Paris. Hachette et Cie. 1876 - Etat quasi-parfait. Half dark burgundy leather over marbled boards. Gilt decorated spine. FINE Condition, with exception of clean stamp on title page (Dominican College Lib.) also second volume titled Nouvelle Geographie Universelle - La Terre et les Hommes. Tome II. La France, contenant une grande carte de la France, 10 cartes en couleurs, 60 vues et types graves sur bois et 254 cartes intercalees dans le texte. Tome II: Gilt decorated, half dark burgundy leather over marbled boards. Royal 8vo. very thick. iv,959 pp. VEVY FINE BINDING. Gild decorated spine. E. G. Ex. Dominican College Lib. with clean stamp on title page. EN EXCELLENT ETAT. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Se rendant à la fête o Promenade après la course

      Sagot, Francia - RICARD CANALS (1876-1931) Tiraje de 50 ejemplares. En margen inferior izquierda, a lápiz, fuera de plancha: 26/50. En margen inferior derecho, firma a lápiz: R. Canals. De bajo sello: Ed Sagot. Editeur. París. Iluminado a la poupé. Amplios márgenes. Estampación ligeramente movida. Buen estado de conservación. Bibliografía: El gravat de creació. Calcografia contemporània a Catalunya. Barcelona, 1983-84, p. 88, n. 88. Siglo/Century: XX Aguafuerte y aguatinta iluminado Papel verjurado Grabador/Engraver: Canals, Ricard Dibujante/Draw Artist: Canals, Ricard Circa 1900 Altura papel/Paper height: 450 Anchura papel/Paper width: 630 Altura plancha/Plate height:293 Anchura plancha/Plate width: 340

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        Maidenspeech. O. O. u. D., (zumeist 1876-1878).

      136 nn. Bll. mit zahlreichen (davon 11 ganzs.) eigenh. Aufzeichnungen und 17 (einmontierten bzw. beiliegenden) Korrespondenzen diverser Schreiber (u.a. von Franz von Dingelstedt, Luise Erhart und Theodor Liedtcke), eingeklebten Rezensionen, Programmzetteln u. a. Zeitgenössischer Pappband. 4to (170 x 220 mm). Anscheinend vom Autor selbst angelegtes Album mit einer Sammlung zeitgenössischer Materialien zum Einakter "Maidenspeech", seiner am 16. März 1876 im Königlichen Schauspielhaus in Berlin uraufgeführten, ersten dramatischen Arbeit. Grünstein war Berufssoldat in der österreichischen Marine, ehe er Journalist - u. a. Redakteur beim "Berliner Fremdenblatt" - und freiberuflicher Schriftsteller wurde. Über die Premiere hieß es u. a.: "'Maidenspeech' wird bald Repertoirstück aller hervorragenden Bühnen werden" (Dt.-österr. Theaterzeitung v. 19. März 1876). Im Jahr darauf wurde "Maidenspeech" u. a. am Münchner Hoftheater und am Hamburger Thaliatheater gleichfalls mit großem Beifall begrüßt. Für Luise Erhart, die Darstellerin der Gräfin Rüden in der Uraufführung, war es eine ihrer letzten Rollen, da sie 1878 ihren Abschied von der Bühne nahm; Theodor Liedtcke, der den Grafen Holms spielte, war bis 1889 Ensemblemitglied des Berliner Hoftheaters. - Einband berieben; einige Rückenfehlstellen. Theatergeschichtlich interessantes Unicum.

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        Notes of a Voyage to California via Cape Horn, Together with Scenes in El Dorado in the Years 1849 - '50

      Philadelphia: The Author, 1876. xxii-594 pp. b/w plates and ills. in text. "After reaching San Francisco, Upham voluminously describes that city, the gold fields, Stockton, and Sacramento... There are forty-five interesting illustrations," Hill 1751. Howes U-23, with an "aa" rating. Cowan p. 652. This is a near fine copy, rebound in handsome half brown morocco with raised bands, tooled decorations on spine and, gilt lettering. Original backstrip laid in at the rear of the book.

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas and Tour of the World in Eighty Days

      Donnelly, Loyd and Co, Chicago 1876 - First combined edition of two of Verne's most famous tales. Near fine, with only modest wear to edges. Green cloth, gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Etudes historiques, physiologiques et cliniques sur la transfusion du sang. Deuxième édition considérablement augmentée.

      Paris, J.B. Baillière et Fils, 1876 - Paris, J.B. Baillière et Fils, 1876 ; 1 vol. in-8 (23 x 14 cm), (8), 704 pp., figures gravées sur bois dans le texte, 6 planches h.t., demi-chagrin noir de l'époque, dos à nerfs, titre doré, plats de percaline granitée, traces de frottement, coiffe inférieure usée, une épidermure au niveau d'un mors, coins émoussés, rares rousseurs ; envoi autographe signé au Pr. Mabit ; reliure solide et intérieur en bon état. Exemplaire truffé de coupures de presse de l'époque (avec illustrations) sur le sujet. - A MONUMENTAL AND SEMINAL BOOK ON BLOOD TRANSFUSION (A PRESENTATION COPY, IN VERY GOOD + CONDITION) - . Seconde édition, considérablement augmentée (la première édition ne comportait que 189 pages). Pierre Cyprien Oré (1828-1890), chirurgien et professeur de physiologie à la Faculté de médecine de Bordeaux, correspondant de l'Académie de médecine, réalisa en 1874 la première anesthésie par voie intra-veineuse chez l'homme, avec du chloral, après de nombreuses expériences sur l'animal (cf. Garrison & Morton, 5672). Auparavant, il réalisa d'importantes recherches expérimentales sur la transfusion sanguine, notamment sur la compatibilité des différents sangs. Cet ouvrage comporte 4 parties : histoire physiologique de la transfusion du sang (divisée en trois périodes : depuis l'Antiquité jusqu'à l'année 1668; de l'année 1668 à l'année 1818 ; de 1818 à 1875) ; histoire clinique de la transfusion faite avec du sang humain ; indications et contre-indications de la transfusion ; instruments et appareils employés pour la transfusion ¿ manuel opératoire. Cet ouvrage est important à plus d'un titre : pour son étude historique très détaillée constituant la meilleure histoire de la transfusion sanguine parue au 19 ème siècle ; pour son iconographie, avec des illustrations de différents types d'appareils à transfusion, dont ceux inventés par l'auteur ; pour l'exposé des recherches et observations novatrices de l'auteur. Oré décrit très bien les complications ; il rapporte les premières observations documentées d'hémolyse. C'est l'année de la parution de ce livre que l'auteur cessa de s'intéresser à la transfusion, suite au décès imputé à une transfusion d'un jeune patient. Selon Ph. Gallon, "on a eu dit dans les milieux bien informés de la médecine bordelaise qu'en fait, il aurait cessé cette pratique à cause du décès de son fils, justement des suites d'une transfusion. Provenance : Pr. Jean-Jules Mabit (1781-1846), professeur de clinique médicale à la Faculté de médecine de Bordeaux. Références : Brewer HF et al.: Blood Transfusion, p. vii: "an important book" ; Annan GL: An exhibition of books on the growth of our knowledge of blood transfusion (1939).n° 14 ; Cousin MT : L'anesthésie réanimation en France, T. II, p. 361 : "traité exhaustif" ; Larcan A, In: Goulon M et al. : La réanimation ; naissance et développement d'un concept, p. 162 : "les premières observations documentées d'hémolyse ont été analysées par Oré." ; Roux FA et al.: Xenotransfusions, past and present, Xenotransplantation, 2007, 14(3), 208-216: "In the middle of the 19th century, xenotransfusion was rescued from oblivion by the work of Pierre Cyprien Oré. From 2000, because of progress in xenotransplantation and the need of blood supply, xenotransfusion is again being considered." ; Cruchet R & Ragot A : La Transfusion du sang de l'animal à l'homme, p. 16 : "C'est surtout Oré qui, au cours de travaux remarquables, de 1860 à 1876, allait reprendre le problème et rénover complètement la question de la transfusion. Physiologiste ingénieux, chirurgien d'une habileté consommée, orateur de premier ordre, Oré fut un des plus brillants professeurs de l'École de Bordeaux." ; Pauly : Bibliographie des sciences médicales p. 909 (éd. de 1868) ; Gallon P : Cyprien Oré (1828-1889): découverte de l'anesthésie intraveineuse, Cahiers d'anesthésiologie, 2002, 50, pp. 227-234. © S.A.S. Jean-Pierre Aubert, 2017. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jeune fille demant l'aumône, Caire.

      - 1876. Original photograph, albumen print, 26,6 x 21,7 cm, on mount, photograph no 1219. KEYWORDS:egypt/photo

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

      Hartford: American Publishing, 1876 "Mark Twain refreshed his spirit in this semi-autobiographical story of boyhood . [and] let fresh air into the minds of parents who had shut the door on their own childhood, and they will be classics the world over as long as there are boys." - Grolier American 100 Books Original blue cloth. 19th-century stamps of Otis Fish on endpapers. Inner hinge neatly restored, spine ends expertly touched up. A very handsome copy. Half morocco case. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (on wove paper and with half-title and frontispiece on different leaves). The great wisdom and sparkling wit of Twain's masterpiece Tom Sawyer is legendary, and every reading reminds us of the treasures buried in its pages: "If he hadn't run out of whitewash, he would have bankrupted every boy in the village. . He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain. . Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do." "Tom Sawyer was the first printed story of a boy in which the hero was recognizable as a boy throughout the whole narrative . until Tom Sawyer was written, nearly all the boys of fiction were adults with a lisp, or saintly infants, or mischievous eccentrics . in the work of Dickens there were hints of boys that were boys; but Tom was the first full blown boy in all fiction . the book is a landmark" (Booth Tarkington). Tom Sawyer is among the most difficult of the great 19th-century American novels to obtain in collector's condition.

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        Narrative of the North Polar Expedition. U. S. Ship Polaris, Captain Charles Francis Hall commanding. Edited under the Direction of the Hon. G. M. Robeson, Secretary of the Navy, by Rear-Admiral ... U. S. Naval Observatory.

      Washington, Government Printing Office, 1876. 4to. 696 pp. Newer decorated calf spine with the original cloth boards illustrated with a dog sleigh. Richly illustr. with full page plates. Errata slip enclosed. Board's edges slightly rubbed, otherwise very nice.. . One of the first serious American attempts at reaching the pole in 1871.

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        Daniel Deronda

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1876. 4 volumes, octavo. Original dark maroon cloth, gilt lettered spines, black panelled sides, yellow endpapers. Pencilled ownership inscription to front free endpapers and title page. Spines rolled and slightly bumped at ends, light marking and cockling to covers, hinges splitting but still firm, occasional faint foxing. Lacking the erratum slip in vol. III and the integral advertisement leaf in vol. IV. An excellent set. First edition in book form, first issue without the contents leaf. The presence of yellow endpapers is not noted by Sadleir and Parrish. Daniel Deronda was Eliot's last completed novel. "While creating once more a panorama of social classes and opinion and showing how individuals interact at times of social change, this novel spreads its net even wider than its predecessor, taking in the English aristocracy at one end of the scale and poor London Jews at the other end. George Eliot's ambitious plot brings the two extremes into close contact through the figure of Deronda himself; her comic treatment of the ludicrous hunting and shooting county set is daringly offset by her respectful description of the Jewish religion and culture" (ODNB).

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        Autograph Letter Signed 1925 "Bewitched Love"

      Star Spanish composer (1876-1946), considered one of the greatest composers from Spain in the first half of the 20th century.  Autograph letter signed, dated in Granada in 1925, mentioning his masterpiece "Amor Brujo" (Bewitched Love), to an unknown recipient (most probably an editor and female friend). Four pages, in Spanish, with translation and transliteration, signed on the last page, with 3 additional lines below handwritten and signed by his sister Maria del Carmen de Falla. Each page is 5 x 8 inches, minor cracks, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Leaves of Grass [PLUS] Two Rivulets

      This set of the privately-published author's edition, is inscribed by Whitman in each volume: "Godfrey Lushington from the author." Leaves of Grass is additionally signed by Whitman on the title-page, and Two Rivulets is signed "Walt Whitman born May 31 1819" on the frontispiece mounted albumen photograph. Godfrey Lushington (1832-1907), the recipient of these volumes, was a British civil servant and reformer who rose to Permanent Under-Secretary at the Home Office in 1885. The set is accompanied by the original autograph note by Whitman, sending the books: "I to-day forward to you by mail ... a set of my Books - Two Vols. Please let me know ... if they reach you safely. Another set, same Vols. Will be sent you soon." Leaves of Grass is today recognized as "America's second Declaration of Independence" (Bloom) and greatest work of 19th-century poetry, but in his time Whitman struggled to achieve wide recognition. By the 1870s Whitman was impoverished. William Michael Rossetti issued in England a circular describing Whitman's plight and inviting readers to purchase the new self-published editions of Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets. Whitman thanked Rossetti, noting that "by far the most satisfaction to me (and I think it can be done, and believe it will be) will be to live, as long as possible, on the sales, by myself, of my own works ..." Whitman later recalled, "Anything like unmitigated acceptance of my 'Leaves of Grass' book, and heart-felt response to it, in a popular however faint degree, bubbled forth as a fresh spring from the ground in England in 1876. ... [I had] some home customers, for them, but mostly from the British Islands. I was seriously paralyzed from the Secession war, poor, in debt, was expecting death ... Curiously, the sale abroad proved prompt, and what one might call copious: the names came in lists and the money with them, by foreign mail. The price was $10 a set. Both the cash and the emotional cheer were deep medicines; many paid double or treble price (Tennyson and Ruskin did)... these blessed gales from the British Islands probably (certainly) saved me. Here are some of the names, for I w'd like to preserve them ..." Lushington's name then appears on the list of purchasers. This is a splendid pair of books inscribed by Whitman documenting a crucial turning point in his life and reputation. Matched sets in original bindings are rare in the market. Leaves of Grass: BAL 21412 (one of 600 copies). Two Rivulets: BAL 21413 (one of 600 or 650 copies). Two volumes. Contemporary half sheep, marbled boards. Rubbed, Leaves rejointed and Two Rivulets rebacked preserving most of original spines and labels. Fine matching half leather cases tooled to match the original bindings.

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