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        Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago, and a Journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839.

      Adelaide: Frearson and Brother, 1879. Octavo, frontispiece and five wood engraved plates, in the publisher's gilt lettered cloth, bumped. A scarce and informative account of grazing life in south-eastern Australia, with vibrant and conversational descriptions of Port Phillip and Adelaide. The author, George Hamilton, worked as a grazier for many years before appointed an inspector of the mounted police in Adelaide in 1853. A prolific author and amateur artist, Hamilton was closely associated with Australian inland exploration and later attained the rank of police commissioner. This book relates early adventures including a detailed account of an overland journey from Port Phillip to Adelaide in the winter of 1839 with 350 head of cattle.Hamilton travelled the route used by Charles Bonney west from Port Phillip, following the coast until Lake Alexandrina and later crossing the Murray river at Wellington. With tremendous difficulty Bonney eventually reached Adelaide by traversing Mount Barker and the Lofty ranges to the east of the present-day city, having drunk the blood of a bullock for lack of water.The author narrates a glum warning he received (and promptly ignored) against taking this route from a fellow at the Port Phillip Club - 'This person was of the tribe of those friends who revel in the misfortunes of their neighbours, who sit near the fire on cold blustering nights and hug themselves lovingly, feeling the comfort of their position... ' Needless to say the journey was filled with danger and hardship, yet the author writes with good humour about his experiences in a vast and barely explored wilderness. His account is rich with descriptions of contact and trading with Aboriginal tribes, and is filled with curious natural history details and observations. A little rubbed and marked yet a very good copy.

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        The Illustrated London News. January to December 1879.

      London. George C. Leighton. 1879. Two three-quarter leather bound volumes, 16 x 12 inches; January--June 620 pp; July--December 612 pp; index at front of each volume. Tipped-in centerfold illustrations. A number of newspapers have the term "Foreign Postage" printed beside the masthead on the front page. Also, a number of issues have a circular stamp about one inch in diameter identifying US library ownership and a date of acquisition.Volume One The January to June volume is tightly bound with contents in good condition, save for damage to two color plates. Of considerable interest in an ongoing illustrated series titled Rise and Progress of Illustrated Journalism, which documents origins in the early 1600s. There is extensive coverage of the Anglo-Zulu War (1879) and the concluding months of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880). Also, coverage of events that anticipate the first Boer War (1880). There are many double-page illustrations associated with the Zulu and Afghan Wars by artists such R. C. Woodville and Overend; one a massive fold-out pertaining to the Afghan conflict on sheet size 22 1/4 x 30 inches (tear in margin enters image 1 1/2 inches). Other illustrations depict examples of the Electric Light; Her Majesty's trip to Italy; the University Boat Race; Chinese Fortune Teller; the Dutch Arctic Expedition; Pitcairn Island; and much more. An exceptional volume dealing extensively with British military engagements in far-flung regions of the world, enhanced with exceptionally fine illustrations. Volume overall in very good condition, with tears to some pages. Volume Two The July to December volume are tightly bound with contents in good condition, save for damage to a color plate in the Christmas Number ("The Darling's Better") by Miss Edwards and another color plate ("Views on the Rhine") in the August 23 Supplement. In very good condition is the double-page "Christmas at Little Peopleton Manor" by Kate Greenaway and two other single-page color plates. There is also a full-page black and white Greenaway, "The Juvenile Christmas Party," in very good condition, and a full-page black and white F. Bernard illustration of Dickens' "Mr. Pickwick." The six month collection of weekly issues and numerous supplements places great textual and pictorial emphasis on the Zulu war in Africa (1879) and the second Anglo-Afghan War in Afghanistan (1878-1880). Greatest emphasis is placed on reportage relating to the Zulu war, with numerous double-page illustrations recording the major battles between the British and the Zulu whose King, Cetewayo, was ultimately forced to surrender. One of the most impressive of these illustrations is the black and white "March to Ulundi," which unfolds to 13 1/4 x 41 inches. Afghan illustrations depict Cabul, Candahar, Afghan military, and various military engagements. Other illustrations include the "new steam-ship Orient," which operated on the UK-Australia route; yacht racing; two pages depicting the premises of the Illustrated London News in London; new machinery featured at the Royal Agricultural Society's International Exhibition; Coursing; Irish Sketches; Sketches of Gypsy Life; Torpedo Warfare; Eddystone Lighthouse; an illustration showing recent inventions which include Edison's telephone; and much more.

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        The Fallen Leaves.

      London, Chatto and Windus. 1879. First Edition. 3 volumes, crown octavo. Bound in full tan calf, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt inner dentelles, recently respined to style with burgundy and green title labels. Half titles to all 3 volumes. Internally clean and fresh. Slight paper damage to two leaves of volume II (not affecting text). Original cloth bound in at the rear. A highly attractive set in a strong binding. One of Wilkie Collins' later novels, more aimed at encouraging social change than entertainment.

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        Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology. 2nd Series - Vol. 1-16

      London: Linnean Soc., 1879-1914. 16 vols, numerous lithographic plates (some hand-col), text figs. Hardback. Very nice run bound in recent uniform buckram, with leather title-pieces to spines. Originally from the library of Edward Heron-Allen, F.R.S. (1861-1943); each volume bears a label to the endpaper, 'Presented to the library of the Department of Zoology, British Museum (Natural History), by Edward Heron-Allen, F.R.S.' A few neat ink stamps. Lacks vol. 11(3) - Foraminifera of the West of Scotland, by Heron-Allen & Earland. With numerous lithographic plates (some hand-col, several of birds by Keulemans).

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        Aus Den Alpen. Ansichten Aus Der Alpenwelt Nach Original-Gemalden von Franz Alt.

      Wien. Eduard Holzel. No date. [ Ca. 1879]. 25 chromolithographic plates, images approximately 10 1/2 x 15 inches mounted as issued on sheet size 16 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches, loose in decorative card portfolio with cloth spine. Portfolio cloth spine split: covers loose and worn with abrasions, cloth tie at right missing, a few notations in thick pen on inner front cover. The majority of the plates are in very good condition with light scattered foxing to card supports. There is heavier foxing to the margins of the following plates: Konigsspitze, Ausfluss aus dem Raiblsee, Gosausee, Bruneck, Kufstein, Hintersee, Hallstadter-See. One inch tear at edge of card support of plates Salzburg, Ausfluss aus dem Raibl, well outside plate. Some tissue paper adhesion to plates Castell Tenno, Konigsspitze, Gosausee, Ferleiten (little abrasion to right edge of image), Rosengarten bei Bozen. Three plates have pinholes just above and beneath the image; chip to upper right corner of Gosausee. Handsome, large chromolithographs on textured paper after paintings by Franz Alt (the majority), J. Varonne, Ad. Waagen, A. Hansch, Carl Hasch, Carl Moser, E. Mahlknecht, A. Podesta, and A. Kappis. The views are titled on a small paper label glued to the verso of the sheets, although the titles are not always exactly the same as on the title page listing. Titles as marked on verso of plates are: Berchtesgaden (lightest foxing to plate), Innsbruck, Hallstadter-See, Salzburg (view of Kapuzinerberg), Riva am Garda-See, Konig-See, Ferleiten, Kufstein, Ober-see, Bruneck, Zell am See, Hintersee, Castell Tenno, Bucht Von Balanza (corrected in pencil to Pallanza), Salzburg (Vorstadt Stein), Ausfluss aus dem Raiblsee, Konigsspitze, Monte Cristallo, Gosausee, Partenkirchen (titled "Zugspitze im Baierischen Hochgebirge" on title page) Rosengarten bei Bozen, Velder-See, Grundelsee, Hohenschwangau, Traunkirchen. No date of publication in the portfolio, but a date of 1879 is given in the copy (with 8 plates) held by Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek / Klassik Stiftung Weimar. Another copy with 21 plates is located at Cambridge University Library. A scarce and beautiful record.

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         Traité de cristallographie géométrique et physique. Cristallographie physique.

      Paris, Dunod, 1879-1884, 2 vol. in 8° et un atlas in 4°, de 372pp. avec 282 figures in t. et 599 pp. avec 184 figures in t. et 8 planches h.t. en chromolitho., 2ff. et ill. de 9 planches doubles en deux couleurs pour l'atlas, rel. demi-chagrin rouge époque pour les 2 vol. de texte et en demi-percal. noire à coins pour l'atlas avec couv. rapportée au 1er plat, qq. cachets. Bon exemplaire. Edition originale rare complète, les deux volumes ayant parus à 15 ans d'intervalle, et surtout avec l'atlas qui manque souvent. Fr. E. Mallard est le continuateur avec Auguste Bravais des travaux de René Just Haüy et J. B. Romé de L'Isle. Titulaire de la chaire de minéralogie de l'École nationale supérieure des mines, il développa une théorie des groupements cristallins et des corps pseudo-symétriques, dans la lignée des travaux de Bravais. On lui doit aussi l'invention avec Michel-Lévy du microscope polarisant. Son nom fut donné à la "mallardite", un sulfate hydraté de manganèse. ¶ DSB IX. p.58 "A key figure in the French school of crystallography and a bridge from Bravais to Friedel, Mallard was described as having ... definitely displaced the center of gravity of crystallography that, thereafter, could not be cultivated as a descriptive science, but was elevated to the rank of rational science"

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        Le coffret de santal

      Tresse. Second edition, first for some parts, 46 pieces appearing here for the first timeA rare autograph inscription from Charles Cros to Gustave OllendorffSmall lack at head of spine, wormholes to covers, a few small marginal spots. Tresse Paris 1879 12x19cm broché

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        History of Afghanistan, from the Earliest Period to the Outbreak of the War of 1878.

      W.H.Allen & Co.,, 1879. Second Edition. London, W.H.Allen & Co., 1879. 8°. XXVIII, 456 pages including also the folded map and the errata leaf. Original Hardcover (dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine). Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Bookplate of Henry Crossley Irwin to front pastedown. The large fold-out Map of Afghanistan with a 6 cm tear but otherwise in excellent condition. Tiny red inkstain to edge. Extremely scarce work now ! Chapter I - Description of Afghánistán of Dost Muhammad / Rough description of the Mountains / Rough description of the Rivers / Rough description of the city of Kábul / Rough description of the country about Kábul / Rough description of the road from Kábul to Jálálábád / Rough description of the road from Jálálábád to Pesháwar / Rough description of Ghazni / Rough description of road from Ghazni to Kábul / Rough description of road from Ghazni to Kandáhár / Rough description of the town of Kandáhár / Rough description of Girishk, Farrah and Sabzwár / Rough description of Herát / Rough description of road from Kándahár to Quetta / Rough description of Istálif and Chárikár / Rough description of the Khaibar pass / Rough description of other passes / Rough description of the tribes and people / Character of the tribes by Dr. Bellew / etc. / nnChapter II - The Ghaznivide Period / The Afghans converted to Muhammadanism at the end of the 9th century / Afghanistan then an annexe of Bokhára / The House of the Sámáni / etc. etc. /nnChapter III - The House of Ghor / Chapter IV - Transition to the Moghol / Chapter V - Humayun and Kamran / Chapter VI - From Moghol to Afghan / Chapter VII - The Ghilzai Rule / Chapter VIII - The Durani Rule / Chapter IX - The Barukzye Period / Chapter X - The British Invasion / Chapter XI - Afghanistan from 1842 to 1860 / Chapter XII - Russian and English Policy in Central Asia / Real origin of the Afghan War etc. etc.

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        Thèses présentées a la Faculté des sciences de Paris pour obtenir le grade de docteur des sciences mathématiques. 1re These. Sur les propriétés des fonctions définies par les équations aux différences partielles. 2e These. Propositions données par la Faculté. Soutenues le 1er aout 1879, devant la commission d'examen.

      First edition Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1879. A fine copy, with the original printed wrappers, of Poincaré's thesis for his doctorate in science from the University of Paris. "Poincaré's doctoral thesis [was] on differential equations (not on methods of solution, but on existence theorems), which led to one of his most celebrated contributions to mathematics-the properties of automorphic functions" (Boyer & Merzbach, History of Mathematics, p. 675). "The theory of differential equations and its applications to dynamics was clearly at the center of Poincaré's mathematical thought; from his first (1878) to his last (1912) paper, he attacked the theory from all possible angles and very seldom let a year pass without publishing a paper on the subject" (DSB XI: 56). "Poincaré's thesis, which was examined by Bouquet, Bonnet and Darboux, concerned the study of integrals of first-order partial differential equations in the neighbourhood of a singular point. It was his second paper of the theory of differential equations and, as Hadamard remarked, it contained a strong pointer towards his future success with the topic and its applications to celestial mechanics: 'Even Poincaré 's thesis contained a remarkable result which was destined later to provide him with a powerful tool in his researches in celestial mechanics.' "Looked at in the context of the theory of differential equations already in existence at the time, Poincaré's thesis was the natural convergence of two streams of thought. On the one hand, Cauchy, and later Kovalevskaya, had applied Cauchy's method of majorants to obtain results about the solutions of partial differential equations in the neighbourhood of an ordinary point, while on the other, Briot and Bouquet. and later Fuchs, using similar methods, had studied the solutions of ordinary differential equations in the neighbourhood of a singular point. Poincare followed both Cauchy, by considering the solutions of partial differential equations, and Briot and Bouquet, by considering these solutions in the neighbourhood of a singular point" (June Barrow-Green, Poincaré and the three-body problem, Vol. 2, p. 44). "The development of mathematics in the nineteenth century began under the shadow of a giant, Carl Friedrich Gauss; it ended with the domination by a genius of similar magnitude, Henri Poincaré. Both were universal mathematicians in the supreme sense, and both made important contributions to astronomy and mathematical physics... Poincaré remains the most important figure in the theory of differential equations and the mathematician who after Newton did the most remarkable work in celestial mechanics" (DSB XI: 52). Large 4to (262 x 210 mm), pp [iv] 93 [3], bound in a fine recent half cloth binding over marbled boards, gilt morocco title label to spine, original brown printed wrappers with bound (small hole to the front wrapper, paper flaw?), a fine copy copy.

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        Christophe Colomb

      Victor Palmé. First illustrated edition of 5 chromolithographies, a color card, all pages in a wide framing engraved with marine scenes, landscape, monument ... The effect of these frames is quite extraordinary when in addition there considers that it is renewed every page.Editor Cardboard half red shagreen Victor Palmé Paris 1879 19,5x28,8cm 580pp. relié

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        Roland furieux

      Librairie Hachette et Cie. First printing illustrations of Gustave Doré, one of the 50 copies on Whatman. Librairie Hachette et Cie Paris 1879 33,5x48cm relié

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        The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha...

      Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1879. Four volumes, large octavo, 37 engravings (including the four frontispieces); a handsome set bound in half crushed morocco with marbled boards, spines gilt with raised bands, top edge gilt. An attractive set of Cervantes' masterpiece, translated from Spanish by P. A. Motteux in 1705 and including the Life of Cervantes. This edition is renowned for its 37 etchings by Adolphe Lalauze (1838-1906), a French illustrator born in Bank-de-Gier, also known for his Gulliver's Travels. Lalauze was famous for his genre scenes. "It was in France that the [late nineteenth century] revival of etching was the most fruitful. Adolphe Lalauze... is among the most prominent of the etchers who must be remembered for their illustrated books. Also in France, there developed the custom of issuing éditions de luxe for limited circulation with sets of etched illustrations in two or more states" (Harthan, History of the Illustrated Book, p. 228). Some mild offsetting.

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        Las Hadas del Mar. Cuentos de Mágia. Tomo I and II (Volume I and II).

      Barcelona. Celestino Verdaguer. 1879. TWO VOLUMES. 61 chromolithographic plates with tissue guards, all edges gilt, 480pp 478pp, index at rear of each volume, 11 1/4 x 8 inches, decorative embossed red cloth covered boards with decorative gilt spine (hardbound). Covers lightly soiled; some tissue guards badly torn, tissue adhering to some plates, foxing to first and last few pages of each volume and sporadically through the text, scattered foxing to plates (mainly outside image area of the plates) but the plates are rich and bright. Still overall in very good condition. Stories of sea fairies and tales of magic written by José Feliu y Codina with beautiful and richly colored chromolithographic illustrations by Mr. J. Simon. Feliú y Codina was a playwright known for naturalistic regional dramas as well as for authoring opera librettos. His early works were in Catalan but his reputation was made with dramas and other literary works written in Spanish. Text in Spanish. REDUCED FROM $1250.

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        Un capitaine de quinze ans

      J. Hetzel. Edition illustrated drawings by Meyer, engraved by Barban. Catalog AB for the year 1880.Cardboard editor to both elephants brick color (orange). spine three decorated pedestals. Macaron cold round on the second flat, with registered cold bottom left Lenegre rel.Very nice first plate. Light stain in the cartridge. Back to somewhat tarnished gold. lovely second course. Fresh copy, completely free of foxing. Sheet 103 detached. Nice copy overall.Adventure novel devoted to the question of "slavery, especially the slave trade by Africans themselves. C" is one of the best stories of Verne, one where the narrative is the most complete. J. Hetzel Paris 1879 Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm) 376pp. relié

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        La pitié suprême

      Calmann Lévy. Original edition.Binding half sorrow midnight blue with corners, back with four nerves set with gold dotted boxes decorated with double gold embellished with arabesques and side with golden stars, date and "ex. J. Drouet "golden Length, marbled paper plates, paper contreplats guards and the tank cover and spine preserved (marginal restorations dishes), gilded head, bookplates Pierre Duchy pasted on a guard, elegant binding signed René Aussourd.Exceptional autograph signed by the author Juliette Drouet, the great love of his life:« Premier exemplaireà vous, ma dame. V. »Composed in 1857, this long philosophical poem about the Revolution was originally intended to complete the Legend of the Centuries. Victor Hugo finally published in 1879 to mark its position in favor of the Communards.Plea for the abolition of the death penalty, the Supreme Pity illustrates one of the first and most fervent political struggles of Hugo, he still leads to the dawn of its 80 years, "if my name means something these fatal years where we are, it means Amnesty "(letter to the citizens of Lyon, 1873).Confronting Hugo and Machiavelli, JC Fizaine emphasizes intellectual rigor of the poet in the service of humanity erected universal principle: "Machiavelli is for those who want to become princes. Hugo is intended to begin the peoples that have suffered tyranny: it is the Supreme Pity, that defines what should remain immutably sacred, human life without hatred, resentment, the memory of past suffering to allow violate this prohibition, under pain of not being able to create any political regime and falling back on this side of civilization. "(Victor Hugo thinker of secularism - the cleric, priest and citizen)It is with Juliette Drouet he leads this last fight. Published in February 1879, shortly after installing Avenue d'Eylau, The Supreme Pity seems a political echo the new legitimacy conquered by the two old lovers after fifty years of guilty love. The ultimate battle Hugo in favor of amnesty and forgiveness resonates in his emotional life like the poem he composed on the death of Juliette in 1883:"On my grave, you will like great glory,The deep memory, loved, fought,Of a love that was foul and became under ... "Very nice copy well established and extraordinary provenance, more desirable than one might wish. Calmann Lévy Paris 1879 15x24cm relié

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        Four sets of instructions for the game Lanrick invented by Dodgson. Comprising the first two printings of the game (16 January & 20 February 1879), the first with Dodgson's autograph additions and corrections, together with the second "official" edition [July 1881], and a cyclostyled copy of Dodgson's autograph instructions for the game (25 October 1880).

      [N.p. N.p.], 1879-81. Provenance: The January 1879 printing is Dodgson's own copy with his autograph emendations. The other two printings are the copies of Dodgson's child friend Agnes Caroline Smith: the February 1879 printing is signed by her (evidently the hand of a child), and the 1881 printing is inscribed to her by Dodgson. Agnes Smith was the daughter of Charles Smith (d. 1869), vicar of Tarrington, and his wife, Frances Elizabeth (née Boddington) (b. 1834). Dodgson writes in his Diaries of the day he met Agnes and her family on 6 September 1877: "Met Mr. Dymes with a friend (over from Brighton for the day) Mrs. Smith, with two girls (Agnes and Gracille, 10 and 8) and a boy, Reginald: Agnes is beautiful." A unique collection comprising four extraordinarily rare documents relating to Dodgson's invention of Lanrick, a chessboard game for two players. 1) First edition, dated 16 January 1879, with the title A Game for Two Players. Only one other copy of this earliest printing is known, that in the Parrish collection (see Williams & Green, The Lewis Carroll Handbook, 1970, no. 135). Dodgson records the receipt of ten proof copies on 11 February 1879, "in nearly its final state, I hope". The sheet is annotated by Dodgson, who added the game's title, and made corrections in manuscript in his customary violet ink: "Lanrick. 'The muster-place be Lanrick mead'"; Rule 1 was altered from "The men are set alternately, on any border-squares" to "The Players set their men, in turn, on any border squares". 2) Second edition, dated 20 February 1879. This variant is unknown to bibliographers (no other copy recorded). The alterations made by Dodgson to the first issue are printed here. 3) "Second" (i.e., fifth? - see below) edition, inscribed presentation copy from Dodgson to Agnes Smith, with "July 1881" inscribed to verso in violet ink (presumably in Dodgson's hand). The "second" edition appeared in the August 1881 edition of Charlotte Yonge's Monthly Packet. 4) A cyclostyled copy of the manuscript for the game, dated 25 October 1880, and written by Dodgson in violet ink. Dodgson invented this game in 1878. It is first mentioned in his diary on 31 December, 1878, where he calls it "my new invention, Natural Selection, afterwards called Lanrick." Dodgson was well acquainted with Darwin's theory, having served on the reception committee for the scientists visiting Oxford in 1860 for the famous "apes and angels" debate (which he may well have attended). In 1874 Charles read Mivart's Genesis of Species (1871), "a most interesting and satisfactory book, showing, as it does, the insufficiency of 'Natural Selection' alone to account for the universe, and its perfect compatibility with the creative and guiding power of God." "Charles made a modest bow toward "Natural Selection" when he invented a chessboard game that, in 1878, he called first by that name (he later changed it to Lanrick), and in which of course the winner is the survivor of the fittest" (Cohen, p. 352). The name Dodgson finally settled upon derived from "The muster-place be Lanrick-Mead," a line in Sir Walter Scott's poem The Lady of the Lake. Lanrick Mead, a valley in the Scottish Highlands, was the place at which the poem's tragic hero, Sir Roderick Dhu, gathered his men for the battle against the King of Scotland, James V. Lanrick Mead thus echoes the "rendezvous" which play an important role in the game (see below). The game is played on a chessboard, each player having five men; the other requisites are a die and dice box, and something (such as a coin) to mark a square. The interior of the board, excluding the border squares, is regarded as containing six rows and six columns. It must be agreed which is the first row and first column. In the earliest printed version, the rules are given as follows: 1. The men are set, alternately, on any border-squares. 2. The die is thrown twice, and a square marked accordingly, the first throw fixing the row, the second, the column; the marked square, with the eight surrounding squares, forms the first "rendezvous", into which the men are to be played. 3. The men move like chess-queens; in playing for the first "rendezvous", each Player may move over six squares, either with one man, or dividing the move among several. 4. When one player has got all his men into the "rendezvous" the other must remove from the board one of his men that has failed to get in; the die is then thrown for a new "rendezvous", for which each Player may move over as many squares as he had men in the last "rendezvous", and one more. 5. If it be found that either Player has all his men already in this new "rendezvous", the die must be thrown again, till a "rendezvous" is found where this is not the case. 6. The Game ends when one Player has lost all his men. The rules of the game changed significantly in subsequent iterations. In a letter to one of his child friends, May Forshall (1867-1937), Dodgson wrote: Do you ever play at games? Or is your idea of life "breakfast, lessons, dinner, lessons, tea, lessons, bed, lessons, breakfast, lessons" and so on? It is a very neat plan of life, and almost as interesting as being a sewing-machine or a coffee-grinder. (By the way, that is a very interesting question--please answer it-- which would you like most to be, of those two things?) To return to the subject, if you ever do play games, would you see how you like my new game 'Lanrick'? I have been inventing it for about two months, and the rules have been changed almost as often as you change your mind during dinner, when you say "I'll have meat first and then pudding--no, I'll have pudding first and then meat--no, I'll have both at once--no, I'll have neither." To return to the subject, if you can think of any improvement in the Rules, please tell me. Do you know the way to improve children? Re-proving them is the best way. (Gardner states that this letter was written in 1870, but this must clearly be an error; possibly 1879 was meant.) The printing history of the game has not been fully elucidated. On February 11, 1879, Dodgson received the first proofs of his single-page anonymous leaflet, "A Game for Two Players," dated January 16, 1879 (item 1). The game's name is not printed on the sheet, but two months later Dodgson issued an expanded set of rules in a two-page anonymous pamphlet titled Lanrick. A Game for Two Players (item 2). Gardner includes an illustration of another two-page version dated March 1, 1879, in which the list of rules has grown from six to ten. Gardner also illustrates a version with Carroll's name printed at the end, dated December 1880 in manuscript, in which we are back to six rules. In July or August 1881 a slightly reworded two-page version, again with the same title, was issued anonymously (item 3); this is stated to be the "second edition". Finally, Gardner illustrates a two-page version dated October 1881, unsigned, and stated as the "third edition". Possibly our items 1) and 2), and Gardner's version dated March 1, 1879, are unpublished proofs, the first publicly available edition being Gardner's version dated December 1880. The game's definitive version was provided in the booklet Syzygies and Lanrick: A Word Puzzle and a Game, published in 1893 with Lewis Carroll's name as the author. A second edition, with small changes, came out later that year. Both parts of the book are reprinted in The Lewis Carroll Picture Book. Williams-Madan-Green-Crutch 135; 142; Cohen, Lewis Carroll: A Biography, 1995; Gardner, The Universe in a Handkerchief: Lewis Carroll's Mathematical Recreations, 1996. Together three single sheets and one bifolium (some light foxing and creasing, the bifolium with some chips and tears to extremities). Housed in a black linen chemise and black quarter morocco and cloth slipcase.

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        Examen critique d'un écrit posthume de Claude Bernard sur la fermentation....

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1879. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (224 x 139 mm). xxiv, 156 pp., text illustrations and two engraved plates by Felizat. Original printed wrappers bound in. Fine cherry-colour full morocco binding by Canape.R.D dated 1926, spine with 5 raised bands gilt-lettered in first compartment, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, morocco turn-ins with gilt-ruled borders. Provenance: Victor Hugo. Carte de visite by Louis Pasteur and small portrait photograph sticked to second blank leaf. ----Norman 1660; Cushing P142; Heirs of Hippocrates 1900; Osler 1552. - FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY PASTEUR on the half-title: "A monsieur Victor Hugo, de l'Academie francaise, Hommage de profond respect, L. Pasteur." A rare instance, linking two of the greatest French men of the 19th century: one of the founders of modern medicine, Louis Pasteur, and the literary giant Victor Hugo, author of Les misérables or Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Louis Pasteur arguably was a great admirer of Victor Hugo. In a manuscript dated February 7, 1885, just a few months before the death of the great poet, he writes: "L'enfant sublime, comme l'a nomme Chateaubriand, a merite d'etre appele le sublime vieillard. Devant cette glorieuse longevite, la France donne un beau spectacle. Son acclamation est un cri de patriotisme." Whereas Victor Hugo was elected a member of the Academie francaise on January 7, 1841 at the age of just 39, Pasteur became a member of this academy rather late, on December 8, 1881, a few days before his 60th birthday. The academy was an exclusive society made up of 40 of France's most important people. We know of at least one other copy of this book containing a dedication by Pasteur to a member of the Academie, Émile Littré, with an almost identical wording: "A monsieur Littre, de l'Academie francaise, Hommage de profond respect, L. Pasteur." Could it be possible that Pasteur presented copies of his book to members of the Academie to gain support for his election campaign? Regarding the book itself, Pierre Bertholet, an opponent of Pasteur's controversial theory of fermentation, published a posthumous and unauthorized version of some notes by Claude Bernard, a supporter of Pasteur's, which claimed to have isolated a soluble chemical produced by yeast that caused fermentation, in contrast to Pasteur's theory. Pasteur's bitter reply strengthened his conviction that fermentation was life without air, a belief he held until Eduard Buchner isolated a soluble alcoholic ferment in 1897. Near Fine....

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        La pitié suprême

      Michel Lévy. Original edition.Binding half old red grief with some discreet restorations, back with five nerves, when tail, paper plates to the tank, and contreplats combed guards lined paper, preserved covers, red head, contemporary binding.Precious autograph signed by Victor Hugo Alphonse Daudet.Buffer library of Madame Daudet on the first guard.Victor Hugo is for Alphonse Daudet, like other writers of his generation, the undisputed master of arts Hall of Fame. His father figure sprinkles the works of Daudet, commonly called alongside those of Rousseau, Byron, Sand and Delacroix.If during childhood and youth Daudet, Hugo, exiled giant on his island of Guernsey, remains an unattainable ideal, "almost beyond humanity," Back in France allows him to meet him someday. Around 1875, shortly after the publication of his first works, Alphonse Daudet and Julia are well received in Hugo who now lives with Juliette Drouet.They therefore become intimate of the house until the poet's death. Victor Hugo is involved in the education of the young Léon Daudet, best friend grand-son of Hugo, George and later husband of Jeanne ephemeral.In his Memories of a literary circle, Julia Daudet evokes friendship of ten years with the "idol of all France poetic""I see the great Victor Hugo end of his table; the old master, a bit isolated, a little deaf, sits with God silences, absences of a genius on the brink of immortality. The white hair, colored head, and this eye old lion that develops side with power ferocity; he listens to my husband and Catullus Mendes between which is very lively discussion about youth and celebrity known men and their attractiveness to women. [...] During the debate we went to the salon, Victor Hugo dream by the fire, and famous, universal and demigod regret perhaps his youth, while Mrs Drouet sleeping quietly. »The friendship between the last great romantic writer and one of the masters of the early naturalist school reflects the sharpness of Victor Hugo who, at the height of his fame, and retains a special kind attention for the remote yet modern literature Hugo's lyricism.This dedication Hugo Daudet on a skilled, with The Pope and Religions and Religion, of "philosophical testament" by Henri Guillemin, symbolically resonates as a legacy by a devout follower of the political and moral responsibility of the writer.Provenance: Alphonse Daudet, sales Sickles (1990, IV, No. 1200) and Philippe Zoummeroff sale (2 April 2001).Gift extract of a literary circle by Julia Daudet:"How can we forget that first visit home, rue de Clichy, in the modest apartment so disproportionate to his glory, the idea we had of the glory that had filled palaces: He gets up the seat he occupied the fire in front of Madame Drouet, his old friend, (...) I am amazed at its size, but soon, when it will meet me and talk to me, I would find it very big, very intimidating. And this I felt so shy, I always try them in front of Victor Hugo, the result of this great admiration, respect it as an absent god, my parents instilled in me the genius of a poet. I will overcome never that trembling voice every time I answer his kind words, and I say astonish for nearly years to hear women, admitted to him, maintain their inner and their usual trivia.That night, when he had made me quite confused, Mrs Drouet, she said with a charming good grace - Here is the corner of the old and you are too young for us. But Victor Hugo will introduce you to his daughter, Mrs. Lockroy; alone has standing to that.And I was driving on the other side of the room, moderately large, though, but that was as divided in two by a table topped with a bronze elephant, very majestic, Japanese or Chinese, I think. It was enough to make two very distinct small groups that communicate easily, but without merging.At the time of his return, Victor Hugo was dazzling wit, many memories and told with an inexhaustible verve when the policy is not too invading his hospitable table. And grace in the home, what noble ways, what a beautiful smile grandfather in her hair I have gradually seen to blanch the snow eighty years I poets, all the poets attending this salon on Rue de Clichy, later the hotel Avenue d'Eylau. But here it was the change of place? There was like a step down in health, and in the spirit of good old man. Yet he always loved to entertain his friends, and the hospitality of this open house was not one of his charms least because, around the table, embellished with a piece by the two grandchildren of the Master, the guests were seeking their watchword in the eyes of the host, and he sometimes found a vein of memories so vivid, so picturesquely expressed, which remained blinded entire evening. M mo Drouet slowly growing old with him, sheltered under two snow bands, a somewhat theatrical elegance and quaint, until a ruthless evil dug his face so thin, made painful effigy has painted Bastien Lepage, who was to die prey to the same torture. In the recent times, the Master looked painfully, intimate dinners, that empty plate, that noble ravaged face.- Mrs Drouet, you do not eat, you must eat, have courage.Eat! She was dying. Did he know? Was he trying to delude himself the fine old so tough and strong, and who saw this companion from fifty years!In the large room where looks beautiful portrait of Bonnat, the paternal gesture, where the bust by David presides immensely; in the lounge, decorated with these striped multicolored tapestry that seemed strained to Dona Sol; in the garden come to the verandah by a flight of stairs two reappear Leconte de Lisle, Meurice and Vacquerie, Paul de Saint-Victor, smiling Banville, Flaubert and Goncourt conversing together, Mallarmé, Leon Cladel, Francois Coppe, Catullus Mendes, Clovis Hugues, shadows in a faded Eden; and Leon Glaize, Gustave Rivet, Pierre Elzéar, the tiny pink Ms Michelet offering a festive evening, and ambassadors, diplomats, Emperor of Brazil; painters, sculptors, and many politicians that I do not remember the names!Here the immediate impression that I drew one of those evenings when we visited, Alphonse Daudet and me, a snowy evening, where during the ride our horse fell three times across the Esplanade des Invalides:I see the great Victor Hugo end of his table; the old master, a bit isolated, a little deaf, sits with God silences, absences of a genius on the brink of immortality. The white hair, colored head, and this eye old lion that develops side with ferocity of power; he listens to my husband and Catullus Mendes between which is very lively discussion about youth and celebrity known men and their attractiveness to women. Alphonse claims that in a living room filled with all sorts of talents, of any age, a young man, the unknown author, the poet will ignored her female eyes beautiful it is. Catullus Mendes replied that he will initially unnoticed, and that all women will go to awareness: this seems true to me. Fortunately women do not have the eyes of their face, but those of the mind and heart. For the intellectual, the beauty of an artist, a poet does not count, it is the look of the thinker, the tormented face of the man who lives his feelings. They go to the talent, grief passes, they hardly thinking about physical beauty. Now one might reply that this is an ambitious sympathy they seek famous authors, but the other feeling, one that would attract to this tempting youth whose Alphonse speaks, seems less blameless.And I laugh to this claim of two charming conversationalists, generate, analyze us. But to say the woman is like saying the bird; there are so many species and genera, warbling and plumage are so different!During the debate we went to the salon, Victor Hugo dream by the fire, and famous, universal and demigod regret perhaps his youth, while Mrs Drouet sleeping quietly. His beautiful white hair shading his fine head like two wings of a dove, and knots of her bodice following her sweet breath, almost resigned, old woman asleep.It was soon after this event took place the great manifestation of scrolling Paris Avenue d'Eylau, before the windows of the small room that became mortuary in May 1885 filled with roses and simply furnished, such as accounts, museum Victor Hugo, a part taken in the former apartment of the poet, Place Royale.Although suggestive, the old home of the Marsh, "and when you think that there Victor Hugo wrote almost all his historical plays one imagines the poet, opening, the morning hours that were familiar to him, this high window on hotels all equal and same style, around the square, and remembering tournaments, duels, walks and agitations of several generations disappeared under the shadow of these ancient and solid arcades and not keeping track of the fugitive humanity.We still had dinner at Victor Hugo week before his death. He tells us by entering paler than usual, the inflected approach:- I will soon go, I feel it; and then relying on the shoulder of George: No 'that' a long time ago that I would be gone.I have never forgotten the focus rather solemn and as prophetic those words, I was imbued with sadness and foreboding; I felt the dispersion of this unique center and could not re ever! " Michel Lévy Paris 1879 15,5x23,5cm relié

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        Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Huron,Ontario.

      Toronto. Compiled Drawn and Published from PersonalExaminations and Surveys by H. Belden & Co. 1879.. Hardcover. folio. 44cm, the firstedition, xxiv,86p., being 77 lithographed plates and illustrations, maps,colour maps, city plans, plus patron's directory of the county of Huron,in the original half black leather, pebbled cloth boards, gilt blocktitles in blind stamped decorated borders on the upper cover repeated inblind on the bottom board, expertly rebacked, new inner linen hinges,which are somewhat brittle, a very good to fine copy of the now scarceoriginal edition. (ewc) The county was named in 1841 after the HuronTract, an area in western Upper Canada purchased by the Canada Companyin 1826. The million-acre tract fronted on the eastern shore of LakeHuron, which took its name from a confederacy of five Iroquoian tribesbased in the area of Midland and Orillia. Their name in French signified boar's head' or ruffian', because their hair stood up in bristles. Detailed list of maps on request. .

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        Eyebright

      Roberts Brothers, 1879. Good Hardcover. 247 pages plus publisher's ads. B&W illustrations in text and full-page plates with tissue guards. Green cloth with black and gilt design. Binding a little shaken but solid, light wear to cloth edges. Small tear to spine cloth. Scarce.

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        British Fresh-Water Fishes

      William Mackenzie, 1879. No date but Copac suggest 1879. 38.0 x 26.5 cm. Pp xxvi, 204, text illustrations, 41 chromolithograph plates. Contemporary 1/2 morocco with gilt lettering. Frontis badly foxed, some foxing on some other pages of both text and plates. 1st. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by A. F. Lydon.

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        Das Königreich Bayern. Seine Denkwürdigkeiten und Schönheiten.

      Mchn., Franz, (1879-1881). 2 Bde. 30 x 24 cm. VII, XLVIII, 116, 52, 68 S.; VII, 92, 108, 63 S. Mit 241 Abb. auf 228 Stahlstichtafeln. Blaue OLwd. mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung und Goldschnitt (oxydiert). Lentner 2842. - Die bekannte, sehr reich illustrierte Beschreibung des Königreichs Bayern mit Gesamt- und Teilansichten aller wichtigen bayerischen Städte, Landschaften und Sehenswürdigkeiten, darunter: Altötting, Amberg, Ansbach (2), Aschaffenburg (2), Augsburg (9), Bamberg (8), Berchtesgaden, Chiemsee (2), Eichstätt (2), Erlangen (2), Ettal, Freising (2), Füssen, Höchstädt, Hof, Kempten, Landsberg, Landshut (5), Lindau, München (38), Nürnberg (12), Passau (4), Regensburg (6), Rosenheim, Rothenburg, Starnberg, Straubing (3), Tegernsee, Traunstein, Wasserburg, Würzburg (8). - Einbände etwas berieben. Innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig. Schönes Exemplar! Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        THE WORKS OF WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY

      London. Smith Elder and Co 1879 - 24 volumes octavo 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches. A complete set. HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN FULL PERIOD POLISHED CALF, floral and rococo gilt ornamentation in compartments, twin contrasting leather lettering labels and marbled endpapers. Minor blemishes to some baords but a really lovely set. Illustrated throughout. In very good condition with no cracked hinges or headcaps. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plastischer Schul-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde in 24 Karten, nach Reliefs und Zeichnungen von G. Woldermann, Ausgabe D,

      Leipzig, Verlag von P. Eckerlein, 1879. 1. Ausgabe mit farbigen 24 Karten, davon 22 in Reliefform, 2 ungeprägt, 32x26 (Querformat), braunes reliefartig geprägtes O Ln, SCHÖNES, KOMPLETTES EXEMPLAR ohne nennenswerten Berieb des Einbandes, der Rücken sehr behutsam restauriert, am unteren Kapital mit Resten von papiernem Bibliotheks-Signet, das Papier altersgemäß etwas gebräunt, die Karten mit sehr leichten Randläsuren und die Vorsätze etwas unfrisch Versand D: 5,00 EUR GR 42645, Atlanten

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        Plastischer Schul-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde in 24 Karten nach Reliefs und Zeichnungen - Ausgabe D.

      Leipzig, Eckerlein Verlag 1879. 1. Aufl. 1 Seite Titel und 24 Farbkarten (davon 22 geprägt- Größe 25,5x31,5cm) in der originalen Kassette, Folio°, Kasette berieben, angestaubt und bestossen, an den Kanten eingerissen, Schließbänder fehlen. die Karten etwas fingerfleckig, Titel mit kl. Eckabriss, insgesamt guter Zustand, --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 24 leaves of coloured lithographed maps, of which 22 are in relief-technik, contemporary blind-stamped and pressed cloth over boards

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        La chaleur solaire et ses applications industrielles

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1879. 1879, 1879, in-8, de VI, 294 pages et 2 planches repliées, demi-chagrin cerise à coins de l'époque, dos à nerfs, Seconde édition, augmentée par l'auteur, et pour la première fois illustrée de deux planches finales qui représentent le Grand générateur solaire industriel exposé lors de l'Exposition Universelle de 1878 dans le Parc du Trocadéro. La première planche en est la description technique, la seconde une mise en scène avec passants et visiteurs du temps. Mouchot fut le premier à s'intéresser de manière systématique à l'utilisation et à l'exploitation industrielle et humaine de l'énergie solaire. Bon exemplaire, Tampon de l'Institut catholique de Paris annulé

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        Sir Gibbie: A Novel

      J.B. Lippincott 1879 - First American edition, cloth issue. (Apparently issued alongside a more common wrappered issue. Shaberman 64.) 210, (6) pp. Original dark purple cloth with gilt spine lettering. Very Good+ condition. Faint tidemark on upper corner of terminals. Former owner's bookplate on front paste down. Light, easily-erasable pencil inscription on first blank page from 1904 detailing this copy's ownership history; owner's small stamp on page facing title page. Small slit to paste down along gutter. Text clean. A nice copy that presents well. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lentner, Joseph Friedrich. Chronica von dem Geschloße und der Vesten ze Lebenberg. Geschrieben und mit Bildern gezieret. Durchgesehen von den Professoren Fr. Defregger und Dr. J.V. Zingerle, herausgegeben von Fridolin Plant.

      Meran, Plant 1879 - 37 x 23,5 cm. 63 Bl. Mit zahlr. altkolorierten Tafeln und Textabbildungen von J.F. Lentner. OHLwd. mit reicher Gold-, Schwarz- und Rotprägung von R. Gerhold, Leipzig. Lentner 11670; Rümann 1191; ADB Bd. XVII, S. 266. - Erste, posthum erschienene Ausgabe. - Joseph Friedrich Lentner (1814 - 1852) arbeitete in Meran "auch in stiller Einsamkeit auf der Burg Lebenberg, deren 'baierisches Stüblein' er mit Freskenbildern schmückte, und schrieb daselbst die 'Chronik' dieses Schlosses, welche mit dem ganzen Schmucke seiner stilgerecht dazu gemalten Aquarellminiaturen in genauester Reproduktion durch colorierten Zinndruck herausgegeben wurde ." (ADB). Enthält auch Erzählungen und Sprüche sowie ein Kapitel über den "Weinspiegel oder des Steh-Weins-Landbrauch". - Sehr hübscher Einband, kaum fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        War in Bulgaria:

      London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington,, 1879. a narrative of personal experiences. 2 volumes, octavo (217 x 130 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco by Edmond & Spark of Aberdeen, decorative gilt spines, marbled sides, speckled edges, marbled endpapers. 5 large lithograph maps (4 coloured) Bindings patchily sunned and a little mottled, a couple of maps skilfully strengthened on verso but an excellent set. First edition, decidedly scarce in commerce. Valentine Baker (1827-1887), called Baker Pasha, was "the former commanding officer of the 10th Hussars and younger brother of the explorer Sir Samuel White... and regarded as one of the most promising officers in the army... [however, following an unfortunate incident involving a young lady on a train between Woking and Esher] He was fined £500 and sentenced to a year's imprisonment... Consequently, after his release from prison, he had to pursue a career in Turkish and Egyptian services, becoming a major-general in the Turkish gendarmerie and then commanding a Turkish division in the Russo-Turkish War of 1876-78. His fighting rearguard action at Tashkessan brought him promotion to lieutenant-general" (Ian F. W. Beckett, The Victorians at War, 2003, p. 79). The results of that service is War in Bulgaria, which "revealed the enthusiastic soldier and the disappointed general, and his disillusionment with the Turkish high command; but it argued for continued support of Turkey against Russian advances on India. From the war he drew military lessons for Britain. Like others, he emphasized the lethality of rifle firepower and the necessity of entrenching, loose formations, and flank attacks, but claimed that cavalry could still be effective in battle" (ODNB). Provenance: contemporary armorial bookplates of Thomas Gladstone (1804-1889), "throughout his life he remained a staunch Conservative and Evangelical, and so came to differ, at times bitterly, with his brother William, the Liberal prime minister and high churchman. He inherited a 45,000-acre estate at Fasque [Aberdeenshire] from his father in 1851, and thereafter lived the life of a country gentleman and devoted himself to Kincardine affairs" (The History of Parliament online).

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        Die Amerikanische Nordpol-Expedition. Mit zahlr. Textholzschnitten, 6 Holzschnitt-Tafeln, 1 mehrfach gefalt., lithogr. Diagramm und 1 gefalt., farb. lithogr. Karte.

      Lpz Wilhelm Engelmann 1879 - XX, 647 S. Gr.-8°. Hellbrauner OLwd. mit silber- und schwarzgepräg. illustr. VDeckel und silbergepräg. Rückentitel. Arctic Bibliography, Vol. I, No. 1503. - Embacher S. 38. - Erste Ausgabe. - Der Naturforscher und Nordpolfahrer Emil Bessels (1847-1888) wurde 1871 "nach den Vereinigten Staaten berufen, um die wissenschaftliche Leitung der nordamerikanischen Nordpolexpedition unter [Charles Francis] Hall zu übernehmen. Während 1871-73 erreichte man in der nördlichen Höhe von 82°26' nördl. Br. Leider scheiterte das Schiff, und alle Sammlungen gingen verloren. Kein Schiff vorher hatte aber eine so bedeutende nördliche Breite erreicht wie die Polaris. Auch bemerkte B. das Eindringen der Flutwelle des Stillen Ozeans in den Kennedykanal und ihr Fließen von N. nach S. und schloß hieraus wie aus dem aufgefundenen Walnußtreibholz auf eine Verbindung jenes Meeresteils mit der Beringstraße" (siehe Embacher S. 38 zu Bessels und S. 136f zu Ch. Fr. Hall). - "Account by the surgeon and chief scientist, of the U. S. Arctic Expedition on the Polaris, north of the Smith Sound region 1871-73, under command of Dr. C. F. Hall. Contains description of the Polaris, the scientific equipment, the course of the expedition, with notes on previous exploration in the Smith Sound region; the wintering 1871-72 at Thank God Harbor, Polaris Bay (81°36'N. 62°15'W.), sledge journeys, scientific activities, death of Dr. Hall; the Polaris' drift southward in the ice-pack; separation of part of the crew caught on an ice-floe and return of the others to the Greenland coast; the wintering 1872-1873 at Polaris House (near Port Foulke, 78°10'N. 73°W.); notes on animal life and the Eskimos; the main party's voyage south by small boats, then by the rescue ship Ravenscraig, via Lancaster Sound and Prince Regent Inlet, with notes on Eskimos, whaling, etc., in that region. Also some account of the ice-floe party, its drift from Smith Sound to the coast of Labrador, Oct. 1872-Apr. 1873, and rescue by the Tiger. Scientific appendices (p. 527-647): 1. Oceanography, tidal observations, density measurements, ocean currents; remarks on ice conditions. 2. Terrestrial magnetism and auroras. 3. Meteorology: air temperature, wind, air pressure, humidity, clouds (summary of observations made at Polaris Bay and Polaris House), the ozone content of air. Instructions" (siehe Arctic Bibliography). - Einband nur etwas bestoßen, gering angestaubt. Kleine Stauchstelle (1 cm) im unteren Bereich des vorderen Außengelenks. 2 Lagen minimal gelockert. Textblätter von sehr guter Erhaltung, das Diagramm etwas stockfleckig, die Holzschnitt-Tafeln nur im Außenbereich des weißen Randes gering gebräunt. Die Karte meist rückseitig etwas stockfleckig, mit einigen fachgerecht und säurefrei mit Filmoplast hinterlegten Einrissen. - Im Gesamteindruck gut erhaltene, in Text und Tafeln vollständige Ausgabe. - *** 85 Jahre Antiquariat Arno Adler (1932-2017) *** [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Doublets, a Word-Puzzle.

      FIRST EDITION. 1 volume, original publisher's blind stamped red cloth over card, title gilt to front cover, inner and outer hinges fine, Harry Elkins Widner's copy with his bookplate on the front pastedown.It was first called "Word Links", but the word "doublets" was in use from the first. It consists in connecting two doublets (words with the same number of letters, usually 3, 4, or 5) by links in which each word differs from the preceding one by one single letter only, as HEAD, heal, teal, tell, tall, TAIL. The chain in which there are fewest links gains the highest marks. The game became very popular in private circles.

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        Der grüne Heinrich. Neue Ausgabe in vier Bänden. 4 Bände in 2 Büchern. Roman.

      Stuttgart, Verlag G.J. Göschen, Band 1-3 = 1879, Band 4 = 1880. 305, 287, 376, 396 Seiten., 8°. goldgeprägtes Halbleder der Zeit mit Lederecken und marmoriertem Schnitt auf 5 falschen Bünden., Erstausgabe der zweiten Fassung, WG(2) 830/32. Der Einband ist leicht berieben, innen vereinzelt etwas fleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar mit Lesebändchen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Literatur , Erstausgaben

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        Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes.

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1879 - Octavo (185 x 125 mm). Fine binding by Zaehnsdorf dated 1911 in dark green full calf, triple red morocco labels, raised bands, spine elaborately tooled in gilt, raised bands, small red medallion onlay to each compartment, sides with triple fillet border gilt and red morocco medallion with monogram RS enclosed within arabesqued lozenge centrepiece, top edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, copper effect doublures, green endpapers. Printed in brown and red. Spine evenly faded to tan, joints a touch worn, a few small nicks to fore edge of rear board, tiny closed tear to fore edge of rear endpaper. An excellent copy. Frontispiece by Walter Crane. First edition, first printing. With the spine and front panel of the first issue cloth bound in at rear. A lovely copy. Beinecke 36; Slater p. 41. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        El mundo en la mano. Viaje pintoresco a las cinco partes del mundo por los célebres viajeros.

      1879. Barcelona, 1879. Montaner y Simón. Cuatro tomos. 840-840-936-1006 pp. 32x23 cm. Holandesa con tela gofrada y dorados. Magnífica y profusa ilustración de grabados intercalados en el texto y láminas aparte. Comprobada la inclusión de todas las láminas. Pequeño roto en la cubierta del primer tomo. Algunas hojas sueltas. Bisagras ligeramente abiertas. Cubierta despegada en el tomo II.

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        Allgemeine Geschichte in Einzeldarstellungen. 45 Bände inklusive Registerband, komplett, ca. 240 cm.

      Berlin Grote / Historischer Verlag Baumgärtel 1879 bis 1899 1. und 2. Auflage Mit Karten, Beilagen, Porträts und kulturhistorischen authentischen Illustrationen. Gr.8°, ca. 24 x 16,5 cm, roter Farbschnitt, Orig.-Halblederbände mit marmorierten Deckelbezügen und Vorsatzblättern sowie jeweils zwei verschiedenfarbigen Rückenschildchen. Ein Band mit Kammgarnschnitt, bei Grote erschienen. Übersicht erste Hauptabteilung - Geschichte des Altertums, 8 Bände: Geschichte des alten Ägyptens von Eduard Meyer / Geschichte Babyloniens und Assyriens von Fritz Hommel / Geschichte des alten Indiens von S. Lefmann / a Geschichte des alten Persiens von Ferdinand Justi, b Geschichte der Phönizier von Richard Pietschmann / Geschichte von Hellas und Rom von G. F. Hertzberg / Geschichte des Volkes Israel von Bernhard Stade und Oskar Holtzmann // Zweite Hauptabteilung: Geschichte des römischen Kaiserreiches von G. F. Hertzberg / Urgeschichte der germanischen und romanischen Völker von Felix Dahn / Geschichte der Angelsachsen bis zum Tode König Alfreds von Eduard Winkelmann / Der Islam im Morgen- und Abendland von A. Müller / Geschichte der Kreuzzüge von Bernhard von Kugler / Staatengeschichte des Abendlandes im Mittelalter von Karl d. Gr. bis auf Maximilian von Hans Prutz / Geschichte der Byzantiner und des Osmanischen Reiches bis gegen Ende des sechzehnten Jahrhunderts von G. F. Hertzberg / Renaissance und Humanismus in Italien und Deutschland von Ludwig Geiger / Geschichte des Zeitalters der Entdeckungen von Sophus Ruge / Rußland, Polen und Livland bis ins 17. Jahrhundert von Theodor Schiemann // Dritte Hauptabteilung: Geschichte der Deutschen Reformation von Friedrich von Bezold / Westeuropa im Zeitalter von Phillip II., Elisabeth und Heinrich IV. von Martin Philippson / Geschichte der Gegenreformation von G. Droysen, Geschichte des dreißigjährigen Krieges von Georg Winter / Geschichte der Revolution in England von Alfred Stern / Das Zeitalter Ludwig XIV. von Martin Philippson / Peter der Große von Alexander Brückner / Deutsche Geschichte vom Westfälischen Frieden bis zum Regierungsantritt Friedrichs des Großen von Bernhard Erdmannsdörffer / Das Zeitalter Friedrichs des Großen von Wilhelm Oncken / Osterreich unter Maria Theresia, Josef II. und Leopold II. 1740 - 1792 von Adam Wolf und Hans von Zwiedineck-Südenhorst / Katharina II. von Alexander Brückner // Vierte Abteilung: Das Zeitalter der Revolution, des Kaisereiches und der Befreiungskriege von Wilhelm Oncken / Das Zeitalter der Restauration und der Revoltion 1815 - 1851 von Theodor Flathe / Geschichte des zweiten Kaiserreiches und des Königreiches Italien von Const. Bulle / Bundesstaat und Bundeskrieg in Nordamerika. Mit einem Abriß der Kolonialgeschichte als Einleitung von Ernst Otto Hopp / Geschichte der orientalischen Angelegenheit im Zeitraume des Pariser und des Berliner Friedens von Felix Bamberg / Das Zeitalter des Kaisers Wilhelm von Wilhelm Oncken // Schlußband: Namen- und Sachregister zur Allgemeinen Geschichte in Einzeldarstellungen von Otto Henne am Rhyn. Aus dem Nachwort: \" Nur wenig über hundert Jahre sind verflossen, da schrieb Lessing das goldene Wort: \"Geh deinen unmerklichen Schritt, ewige Vorsehung! Nur laß mich dieser Unmerklichkeit wegen an dir nicht verzweifeln! Laß mich an dir nicht verzweifeln, wenn selbst deine Schritte mir scheinen sollten zurückzugehen! Es ist nicht wahr, daß die kürzeste Linie immer die gerade ist. Du hast auf deinem ewigen Wege so viel Seitenschritte zu thun\". Diesem Geiste, dieser Weltanschauung dient auch unser Werk\". Einbände und Vorsätze mit Abrieb, Verlagsangaben überklebt, Rückenschildchen bei zwei Bänden beschädigt, vereinzelt Stempel auf Titel und Vorsatz, Seiten teils fleckig, insgesamt guter Zustand. Versand D: 29,90 EUR

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        PRIVATE DIARY OF SHEB OATMAN [manuscript title]

      Mason, San Angelo, Fort Stockton, Fort Davis, Van Horn, and Fort Quitman, Texas, 1879. [2],75,[1]pp. Contemporary leather wallet-style binding. Spine and edges worn. Light spotting and minimal foxing. Very good. A fascinating manuscript diary written during an emigration by wagon across frontier Texas in the summer of 1879. The author, Sheb Oatman, joined the Parks family wagon train in Mason, Texas (located about 100 miles north-northwest of Austin) as the group headed for Silver City, New Mexico. W. John Parks and his family emigrated from the Williams Ranch in Mills County, Texas to the Knight's Ranch near Lordsburg, New Mexico, and it is during this migration that Oatman records this diary. The travelling party left on June 11, 1879, and along the way, Oatman chronicles a wealth of interesting information on contemporary frontier life, including his current locations with relative distances to other towns, his impressions of the places he visits, his comments on the landscape, soil, foliage, and environmental conditions (especially related to farming and irrigation), his views on Native Americans, African- Americans, and Mexicans, and much more, all written in a clear and evocative style. The diary concludes at Fort Quitman, Texas, before the party reaches New Mexico. Oatman begins the diary with a positive appraisal of the town of Mason, Texas, "a growing and thriving village of perhaps a 1000 inhabitants" with a "new stone court-house very handsomely finished off [which] adds greatly to the appearance of the town." After leaving Mason, the first town that the migrating party comes to on the trail is Menardville (present-day Menard, Tx.), which Oatman describes as follows: "Passed through Men'ville the county seat of Menard Co. This is a small village situated near the last named stream, and contains four or five business houses. This Co. is very sparsely settled. The people who has the most depend chiefly on sheep and cattle for a living." A couple of days later, Oatman reports that "a body of Indians is rading [sic] to the south of us in Kimble Co. A few days ago they murdered the wife and child of Mr. Colson. The soldiers followed the 'reds' and captured several head of horses." That same day, Oatman writes that "the people are clever, but rough in manners and habits. Buildings are small and poorly furnished. Parents have no opportunity to educate their children here." Oatman includes information about how Native Americans lived and worked on the land through which he passes. At Kickapoo Spring, he writes: "In former years this spring was noted indian rendezvous. Here the dusky denizens of the plains struck camp, beat corn and dried venison in mortar-shaped holes in rock, feasted and danced the war- dance; and here they divided into small squads(?) before starting to the white settlements east." By June 16, Oatman and the wagon train have nearly reached Fort Concho near present-day San Angelo, where the author provides an excellent description of the post, and also rather casually reveals his views on African- Americans with quite startling clarity: "Companies of lazy worthless darkies in soldiers uniforms under command of Maj. Mills are quartered here. These are doubtless a dead expense to the government. The negro is better fitted for the cotton plantation than for the ranks of an army. The idea of placing stupid darkies on the frontier so c[l]ose with the wily red man is ridiculous in the extreme, and shows that the authorities at Washington do not understand the situation of affairs. A few companies of daring Texas cow drivers could do more against the indians than thousands of negroes." On June 18 the party reaches the Pecos River, "120 miles W. from Concho." Here, Oatman witnesses a military wagon train belonging to the "29th Company K of Lt. Richards in command of the 24th Reg" cross the Pecos and make camp on the opposite bank. At this point along the route, Oatman writes that "the next point ahead of us is Ft. Stockton." Before reaching Fort Stockton, Oatman's party encounters a large "Mexican farm" irrigated by the Pecos, "owned by one man an aged white man who is married to a Mexican woman. The cultivators are Mexicans who are proned to the owner, that is they are his slaves all but the name. He furnishes them just enough food and raiment to keep soul and body together and takes their crops in payment for the same. These people are degenerate looking specimens of Adam's race. They are just the picture of physical ugliness, and are low in the scale of intellectuality. The women are very small, and are wholly devoid of every feminine charm." By July 3 the party has arrived at Fort Stockton. Oatman travels into town, and describes it as follows: "The citizen town is just south of the soldier quarters, contains several business houses, a catholic cathedral, a jail, and about twenty dwellings. Streets are white. A public school is being taught. A majority of the inhabitants are worthless looking mexicans. The thieving propensities of these people is great. They lounge around the stores and steal whatever and steal whatever they can by their hands on and conceal. They follow without hesitation the evil of their nature." On July 6, Oatman enumerates the roster of the wagon train as "six wagons, an ambulance, two men, five ladies, and fourteen children." By this time, the party has reached Limpia Creek between Fort Stockton and Fort Davis, and eventually camps outside Davis. Oatman continues to report on the landscape, rivers, and wildlife, and gives a nice description of Fort Davis. At Muerto station, Oatman records the details of a skirmish that had occurred two days prior between soldiers and a large black bear, after the latter charged into the station. The wagon train reached Van Horn by July 12, where Oatman and his party are warned about attacks by local Native Americans, which "raised some excitement" among the travellers. By July 15, they had made it to the Rio Grande near Fort Quitman, which is where the account ends. Oatman describes Fort Quitman as "an old forsaken post now in a state of the most utter ruins. The buildings are without rooves doors shutters or window shutters. Not a human being could be seen among these ruins. Quitman has a bloody history. It was on the boundary between Texas and Mexico." Oatman's last entry indicates that the party followed the Rio Grande north, and we know from other historical records that the Parks family settled in Lordburg, New Mexico. Oatman's diary of this wagon train from Mason to Fort Quitman provides detail about, or at least mentions a number of notable Texas places, including the San Saba River, Menard County, Fort McKavett, Fort Concho, Kickapoo Spring, San Angelo, Grayson Spring, the Pecos River, Escondido station, Barela station, Fort Davis, Muerto station, Van Horn, and Fort Quitman. Activities include fishing, hunting prairie dogs, deer, bear, and other wildlife. Oatman writes about gambling, making turtle soup and rabbit stew, and a myriad of other subjects relative to life on a wagon train in frontier Texas. He discusses natural phenomena such as timber, mesquite and chapperel brush, lime formations, the "American bison" (on which Oatman expounds for two pages), adobe housing, and irrigation and water-related topography (which he discusses multiple times). Much of the route of the wagon train runs along or very close to present-day Interstate Highway 10, which passes by just south of Mason, continues straight through Fort Stockton and Van Horn, and breaks north just outside Fort Quitman, where it proceeds through El Paso, heading west, where it goes straight through the middle of Lordsburg, New Mexico. The somewhat serpentine route travelled by the wagon train and covered in this dairy measures over 500 miles, and it took the party over a month to accomplish. Today, one could drive the 423 miles from Mason to Fort Quitman, mostly along I-10, in about six hours. Oatman's diary is an incredibly interesting and important first-hand account of life in frontier Texas, with startling and racially-charged language, and significant contemporary information on a wide range of research-worthy topics.

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        Etching: L'Hiver à Paris ou la Neige à Paris

      1879. Third State. with aquatint, soft ground, drypoint and scraping. Platemark 9.4 x 13.7 inches. Matted. Third State. with aquatint, soft ground, drypoint and scraping. Platemark 9.4 x 13.7 inches. Bourcard/Goodfriend, 128128. III/IX

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        Teilansicht, Votivkirche, "Votiv Kirche in Wien, Erbaut von Heinrich v. Ferstel 1856 - 1878".

      - Kupferstich a. a. China v. H. Bültemeyer, 1879, 62,5 x 49,5 (H) - breitrandig. Die Ansicht erschien wahrscheinlich anläßlich der Einweihung der Kirche. Auf dem Platz vor der Kirche sind zahlreiche Kutschen, Reiter und Spaziergänger. - Im breiten Rand einige kleine restaurierte Einrisse.

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        Manuel du relieur, dans toutes ses parties; précédé des arts de l'assembleur, du satineur, de la plieuse, de la brocheuse, et suivi des arts du marbreur sur tranches, du doreur sur tranches et sur cuir

      VIII-424 p., 4 pl., 72 p. de Paris, Lib. Enc. Roret, 1879, in-12, VIII-424 p, 4 pl, 72 p. de catalogue éditeur, demi chagrin rouge, reliure moderne, 4 grandes planches dépl. h.t. Couvertures conservées

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        POIRET - Paul Poiret 1879 - 1944

      Paul Poiret 1879-1944 Yvonne Deslandres with Dorothee LALANNE - Introduction Didier Grumbach - Verlag Thames and Hudson, 1986/87 Gebundene Ausgabe: 330 Seiten Verlag: Thames & Hudson Ltd (31. Dezember 1987) Sprache: Englisch ISBN-10: 0500014140 ISBN-13: 978-0500014141 Größe und/oder Gewicht: 34,8 x 25,2 x 4,4 cm Zustand WIE NEU! In Deutschland kaum zu bekommen!

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        The First Afghan War and its Causes.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1879. Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, blind rules to covers, brown coated endpapers. Steel-engraved frontispiece. Spine skilfully relined, lightly rubbed overall, corners slightly worn, very occasionally mild spotting, contents almost entirely unopened. A very good copy. First edition, the Durand family copy of this "heavy, detailed account of British-Afghan relations preceding the war and of the war itself up to March of 1842" (Wilber), inscribed by the editor, Durand's son (Henry) Mortimer, in the margin of page vii, "Jo's first exam[inatio]n May 7. 89. Read quite fluently without a mistake, except that she read offices for officers, HMD, 7/5/89", "Jo" apparently one of his two children, and the paragraph indicated describing Durand's passage to India in 1828-9, a voyage "not altogether uneventful; for the 'Lady Holland,' after running some risk from pirates, was wrecked on Dassan Island, and my father, exerting himself to save the lives and property of others, lost everything he possessed". Durand (1812-1871) was commissioned into the Bengal Engineers in 1828, serving in the First Afghan War, where he was instrumental in the capture of Ghazni (a feat which he felt to have been unjustly ignored), and the Second Sikh War, before being appointed resident of Gwalior and subsequently Baroda. During the Mutiny he commanded the Malwa column, and from 1861 to 1865 was Indian foreign secretary. Promoted major-general in 1867, he died a few months into his appointment as lieutenant-governor of the Punjab after a fall from his elephant. "Critics alleged he was overbearing, imperious, intolerant, and convinced of his own infallibility. Yet ? after his death he was much praised: The Times called him India's ablest trained statesman and one of the most energetic of her administrators" (ODNB). Henry Mortimer (1850-1924), his second son, was political secretary at Kabul during the Second Afghan War, and was Indian foreign secretary (as his father had been) from 1884 to 1894, overseeing the demarcation of the Afghan-Indian frontier, now known as the Durand Line.

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        Mémoire sur les propriétés magnétiques développées par influence dans divers échantillons de nickel et de cobalt

      de 62 pages Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1879, in-8, de 62 pages, Demi toile verte à la bradel, titre doré,(reliure moderne), Figures dans le texte. Extrait, avec pagination nouvelle, des Annales de Chimie et de Physique

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        Traité de la paralysie générale des aliénés

      XVI-540 pages, 15 planches et Paris, J.-B. Baillère et fils, 1879, in-4, XVI-540 pages, 15 planches et [15] pages d'explication, [4] pages de catalogue éditeur in fine, demi-chagrin vert de l'époque, dos à faux nerfs, Édition originale du plus important des ouvrages de l'aliéniste Auguste Voisin. Très rare. 15 planches en lithographie, dont plusieurs avec rehauts de couleurs. Par la dénomination de "paralysie générale des aliénés", l'auteur tient à marquer la distinction avec la paralysie générale progressive décrite par Raquin, Beau et Woillez. "Malgré les travaux parus depuis cette époque, [Voisin] persistait à considérer la syphilis comme une cause peu fréquente". Auguste Voisin (1829-1898) succéda en 1865 à Félix Voisin à Bicêtre et, en 1867, à Jean-Pierre Falret à la Salpêtrière où il resta plus de 30 ans. Il avait épousé Marie-Pauline Baillière, fille du célèbre éditeur chez qui le présent Traité a été publié. Il semble avoir été prédestiné à la médecine aliéniste : son oncle paternel était Félix Voisin, fondateur, avec Falret, de la maison de santé dans laquelle il vit le jour ; Jules Voisin était son cousin germain. Relié en tête : le fascicule in-8 de 15 pages comprenant le rapport de M. Delasiauve sur la thèse de M. Jules Falret intitulée Recherches sur la folie paralytique et les diverses paralysies générales. Paris, Moquet, 1854. Rapport extrait de la Revue médicale du 15 avril 1854. Cet exemplaire provient de la bibliothèque de Jules Falret (1824-1902), qui a apposé son cachet ex-libris au faux-titre, et de la bibliothèque de Frantz Adam (1886-1968) à Rouffach, avec son ex-libris manuscrit : interne puis psychiatre réputé à Charenton et à hôpital psychiatrique de Rouffach en Alsace, Frantz Adam fut aide-major puis médecin-major au 23e régiment d'infanterie pendant la Grande Guerre ; il est reconnu pour ses photographies prises sur le front et pour ses souvenirs, publiés en 1931 sous le titre « Sentinelles... prenez garde à vous... ». Un papillon manuscrit contrecollé sur une garde, probablement de la main de Frantz Adam, qui déplore : "Pas encore un mot de [sigma] ... en 1879 !!! ..." Semelaigne II, p. 160.

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        Handbuch der Physiologie, 6 Bände, Halbleder-Ausgabe (Provenienz: Library of Medical Classics des amerikanischen Endokrinologen Herbert McLean Evans).

      Leipzig, F. C. W. Vogel, 1879 - 1883. Vollständiges Werk in 6 Bänden. Braune Halblederbände der Zeit (Handeinbände) mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln; Buchdeckel mit mehrfarbigen Marmorbezügen und großen Lederecken; marmorierter Buchschnitt. Es handelt sich um eine Ausgabe der bekannten Leipziger Buchhandlung Otto Harrassowitz. Das Exemplar entstammt der privaten Bibliothek (Library of Medical Classics) des renommierten amerikanischen Endokrinologen Herbert McLean Evans (1882 - 1971), der unter anderem durch die Entdeckung und chemische Identifikation des Vitamins E international hervortrat. Die Bände sind auf den Vorsätzen entsprechend gekennzeichnet. Evans sammelte wertvolle medizinhistorische Schriften. Teile seiner Sammlung wurden im History of Science Club der Universität Berkeley ausgestellt. Im späten 19. Jahrhundert im deutschen Sprachraum einschlägiges Handbuch zur Physiologie und ihren wissenschaftlichen Teildisziplinen. Herausgeber Ludimar Hermann (1838 - 1914) lehrte als Professor für Physiologie an den Universitäten Zürich (1868 - 1884) und Königsberg (1884 - 1913). Internationale Anerkennung erlangte Hermann durch seine Forschungen zur Muskelkontraktion und zum Zentralnervensystem. Alle Bände mit zahlreichen Holzschnitt-Illustrationen und jeweiligem Bandregister. Bände im Einzelnen: Bd. I (Erster und Zweiter Theil): Physiologie der Bewegungsapparate (L. Hermann: Allgemeine Muskelphysik - O. Nasse: Chemie und Stoffwechsel der Muskeln - Th. W. Engelmann: Flimmer- und Protoplasmabewegung) - P. Grützner: Physiologie der Stimme und Sprache - A. Fick: Specielle Bewegungslehre). XIV, 408; X, 359 S. Mit 60 und 98 Holzschnitten. Bd. 2 (Erster und Zweiter Theil): Physiologie des Nervensystems (L. Hermann: Allgemeine Nervenphysiologie - Sigm Mayer: Specielle Nervenphysiologie - C. Echhard und S. Exner: Physiologie des Rüchenmarks und Gehirns). VIII, 288, VIII, 361 S. Mit 27 und 14 Holzschnitten. Bd. 3 (Erster und Zweiter Theil): Physiologie der Sinnesorgane (A. Fick: Dioptrik. Nebenapparate des Auges. Lehre von der Lichtempfindung - W. Kühne: Chemische Vorgänge in der Netzhaut - E. Hering: Raumsinn des Auges. Augenbewegungen - V. Hensen: Gehör - M. v. Vintschgau: Geschmackssinn, Geruchssinn - O. Funke: Tastsinn und Gemeingefühle - E. Hering: Temperatursinn). VIII, 601; X, 461 S. Mit 144 und 32 Holzschnitten. Bd. 4 (Erster und Zweiter Theil): Physiologie des Kreislaufes, der Atmung und der thierischen Wärme (A. Rollett: Blut und Blutbewegung - H. Aubert: Innervation der Kreislauforgane - N. Zuntz: Blutgase und respiratorischer Gaswechsel - J. Rosenthal: Athembewegungen und Innervation derselben - Ders.: Thierische Wärme). VIII, 460; VIII, 467 S. Mit 49 und 52 Holzschnitten. Bd. 5 (Erster und Zweiter Theil): Physiologie der Absonderung und Aufsaugung (R. Heidenhain: Absonderungsvorgänge - B. Luchhsinger: Die Hautabsonderung - E. Drechsel: Chemie der Absonderungen und Gewebe - R. Maly: Chemie der Verdauungssäfte und der Verdauung - W. v. Wittich: Aufsaugung, Lymphbildung und Assimilation - S. Mayer: Bewegungen der Verdauungs-, Absonderungs- und Fortpflanzungsapparate). XIV, 623; VIII, 498 S. Mit 88 und 25 Abbildungen. Bd. 6 (Erster und Zweiter Theil): Physiologie des Gesammt-Stoffwechsels und der Fortpflanzung (C. v. Voit: Physiologie des allg. Stoffwechsels und der Ernährung - V. Hensen: Physiologie der Zeugung). VIII, 575; VIII, 360 S. Mit 48 Abbildungen. Die bibliophilen, hochwertigen Handeinbände befinden sich in vorzüglichem, nahezu neuwertigem Zustand. Exemplar besonderer Güte dieses renommierten Handbuchs, wie es in dieser Einbandqualität und diesem Erhaltungszustand sonst nicht anzutreffen sein dürfte. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Medizin Physiologie Endokrinologie

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        [Illustrated manuscript journal of a voyage from Australia via the Middle East to Europe].[Australia, Yemen, Egypt, England, France, 29 October 1878 - 27 November 1881]. Large 12mo (19.5 x 12 cm). Manuscript in English in black ink, with some occasional small drawings in the text. Contemporary black cloth.

      Manuscript journal of an Englishwoman living in Australia, describing her journey back to Europe via Yemen and Egypt. Of particular interest are the detailed accounts of the Gulf of Aden, Port Said, El Qantara and the Suez Canal (only a decade after it opened): she describes the area, some towns and villages, and the customs and appearance of the inhabitants she encounters along the way, for example some Egyptian merchants "in white turbans and long gowns fastened with a scarf at the waist" (4 March 1879). Now and then she illustrates her story with a small drawing. The anonymous author, a wealthy woman, was probably related (or maybe married) to Walter Green Esq., referring to his death as the saddest day of her life. The journal starts on 29 October 1878 in Sydney, the author leaving for Europe on 28 January 1879. On 26 February she reaches Aden, Yemen, where "several parties went on shore... some took carriages at 3s each person & drove across to Aden town, consisting of a kind of square with a bazaar with turbaned Arabs, Parsees, Lascars & Africans chattering and buying ...". The journey continues through the Red Sea, reaching the Suez Canal on 4 March and England on 22 of March 1879. In September 1880 the author travels to France for a year. The diary ends on 27 November 1881 in London. Slightly browned with a few dog-eared leaves. Binding rubbed at the extremities and spine slightly damaged at the bottom, lacking final endleaf. Overall in very good condition.

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        Étude médico-légale sur les testaments contestés pour cause de folie

      XI, 624, [16] pp. de Paris, Adrien Delahaye, 1879, in-8, XI, 624, [16] pp. de catalogue éditeur, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cette étude médico-légale qui questionne la succession des personnes atteintes de folie. En effet, après s'être penché sur l'étude des manifestations multiples du délire et des actes criminels de la folie, Legrand du Saulle s'interesse cette fois au sort des fous et leur succession après leur mort. Selon lui, la volonté se doit d'être annulée après un examen serieux si la raison de l'individu n'est pas entière au moment où il a arrêté la distribution de ses biens. L'aliéniste Henri Legrand du Saulle (1830-1886) succèda au poste de médecin au service des aliénés à Prosper Lucas à Bicêtre en 1867 et à Delasiauve à la Salpêtrière en 1878. Fin clinicien et expert judiciaire de renom, on lui doit une oeuvre considérable ainsi qu'un important Traité de médecine légale et de jurisprudence médicale en collaboration avec G. Pouchet, et son gendre Georges Berryer pour la partie judiciaire. Bon exemplaire, restauration habile au dos, couverture légèrement jaunie, dos muet. Cachet ex-libris du docteur Carrier.

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        Le Japon pittoresque

      de (4), III, (1), 387, (1) Paris, Plon et Cie, 1879, in-12, de (4), III, (1), 387, (1) pages et 8 planches, demi-basane bleue de l'époque, dos lisse orné, Peu courante édition originale. "Maurice Dubard était bourguignon et avait fait son droit à Dijon. Après la guerre de 1870, passée sur un bâtiment qui avait couru après les navires de commerce ennemis, il était parti pour l'Extrême-Orient sur le Decrès. Témoin de l'épopée de Francis Garnier qui, dix ans avant Rivière, s'était emparé avec une poignée d'hommes de la citadelle de Hanoï, il avait vu les rangs du corps de débarquement du petit croiseur s'éclaircir sous les balles ennemies et navigué entre Chine, Indochine et Japon, plus de deux années durant. Lorsqu'il rentra en France, le Japon était à la mode. Ayant excursionné là où les touristes commençaient à excursionner, l'aide-commissaire avait su tirer de ses observations un récit pittoresque, combiné avec une vague intrigue romanesque. A la recherche les traces du Japon chevaleresque d'autrefois dans les rencontres que le hasard lui avait ménagées, ne résistant pas à des lieux communs et à quelques grivoiseries, Dubard n'avait d'autre ambition que de s'adresser à un public moyen. Le manuscrit intéressa Plon, qui le publia en 1879 sous le titre Le Japon pittoresque. Ce fut le début d'une honnête carrière littéraire qui se prolongea jusqu'à sa mort, en 1928" (L'Ecole du Commissariat de la Marine (Brest 1864-1939), Paris, 2010) Manque de papier dans le coin supérieur des pages 76-78 et 97-98, mais sans atteinte au texte.

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        Traité élémentaire d'ophtalmologie. Tome premier : maladies du globe occulaire

      [6]-IX-[1]-970 pages, 104 Paris, G. Masson, 1879, in-8, [6]-IX-[1]-970 pages, 104 figures et 3 planches dans le texte, demi-percaline brune à la bradel, pièce de titre, Première édition, peu courante. Tout ce qui a paru de ce traité, dont il n'y a pas eu de second tome. Arthur Sichel, fils du célèbre ophtalmologue Jules Sichel, entend parachever l'

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        2 Prachtexemplare: "AEGYPTEN (Ägypten) in Wort und Bild", in 2 Bänden, dargestellt von unseren Ersten Künstlern, beschrieben von Georg Ebers, 1879/1880

      2 Bände kompl., mit zahlr. Textabbildungen und Tafeln, 387 S. und 432 S., Groß-Quart, Schmuckvorsätze, Rundum-Goldschnitt, Kanten berieben, Vorsätze braunfleckig, sonst sehr gute Exemplare, goldgeprägtes Original-Leder. Maße: 39 x 30 x 4,5 cm Mit unzähligen türkisfarbenen Glasperlen (komplett: Es fehlht keine Glasperle),Text absolut sauber u. fleckenfrei, über 800 Seiten, sehr selten!! Sehr interessant!!! *** P R E I S V O R S C H L A G wird gerne entgegengenommen ***

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        A Dairy Farm in Lakewood, New Jersey

      Lakewood, New Jersey: circa 1930s. Watercolor on paper. 6 x 15.5 inches on sheet size 12 x 17.5 inches. Signed and titled Lakewood NJ. reases on left 1/2 inch. Born in 1879 in London, England, he was a landscape painter, teacher, and lecturer. He was elected an Associate of the National Academy of Design, New York City, in 1945, an Academician in 1948. He was also a member of the American Watercolor Society; the New York Watercolor Club; the Society of Graphic Art; Old Dudley Art Society, London; American Artists Professional League; National Arts Club; and the Century Club.

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