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        Notas acerca del cultivo en camellones. Agricultura de los indígenas de Cuba y Haití

      Ernesto Leroux, editor, Paris 1881 - Indigenous methods in Cuban agriculture [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria de Antano (ILAB & ABA Members)]
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        ATLAS OF THE CITY OF MONTREAL, from a special survey and official plans showing all building & names of owners

      Montreal Chas ,E, Goad 1881 - Description :Grand in folio : 47 x36 cm. Cet Atlas est une œuvre géante de cet ingénieur venu au Canada et qui a pu réaliser cette œuvre magistrale. L’Atlas contient 44 planches couvrant les quartiers de la Ville de Montréal en 1881. Les planches sont en couleur suivant la nature des bâtiments construits soit en bois ou en briques. Chaque planche se déploie sur les deux pages et mesure 70 x47cm. L’Intérêt de cet Atlas c’est qu’historiquement il est le premier Atlas réalisé par Goad qui produisit ultérieurement plusieurs autres dont celui de Toronto et continua à produire jusqu’au-delà de1912 Notre Atlas ne contient pas les deux premières planches.la première est une représentation de toutes les planches de l’Atlas. La planche No 2 représente un quartier de la Ville. Toutes les planches sont rattachées au corps du livre par des onglets. Par conséquent chaque planche pourrait, sans danger, être détachée de l’Atlas. Cela a permis à certains marchands de détacher les planches pour les revendre à l’unité. Les planches No 2 &3 de notre Atlas sont détachées, complètes mais défraichies et pas en bon état Les autres planches du No 4 à 44 sont en bon état et retenues ensemble. La couverture a été refaite en cuir veau verte, ainsi que la dorure sur le plat et le dos. (Frais de surcharge supplémentaires pour le shipping aux frais de l'acheteur. Veuillez me contacter pour plus de détails). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Archive, including materials on transit of Venus 1882

      1881 - Bassot, J. A. Léon (1841-1917). Archive consisting of 127 letters, telegrams, etc. to his wife and other family members, many in postmarked covers; also 38 photographs including large bound folding photograph of the participants in the "Dixième Conférence Générale de l'Association Géodésique Internationale" (Brussels 1892) and miscellaneous travel documents. 1860s - 1917; the letters cover the period 1881-1884. Some dust-soiling, one of the panels of the 1892 photograph detached, some of the photographs faded but on the whole very good. Archive of French geodesist and astronomer General J. A. Léon Bassot, who received the Académie des Science's prestigious Lalande Prize in 1883 for his observations of the transit of Venus that took place on December 6, 1882. Bassot, a geodesist with the French Army, was part of the Académie's expedition to St. Augustine, Florida, led by François Perrier, for the purpose of observing this important astronomical event. Transits of Venus are rare, taking place twice every 120 years or so; the 1882 transit was the last to occur prior to the transits of 2004 and 2012. Observations of the 1882 event, made by astronomers throughout the world, were used to determine the solar parallax and calculate the distance from the Earth to the Sun. Included in Bassot's archive are 27 letters and other pieces of correspondence written during the 1882 expedition, describing in detail the particulars of the journey to St. Augustine (via New York, Niagara Falls and Montreal) and the triumphant conclusion of the expedition's mission. On December 6, just after the transit occurred, Bassot wrote to his wife that "The transit took place today & we observed it completely. . . Everything has gone wonderfully well and the observations will, I think, be very good. . . the sky was covered just half an hour after the last contact; we saw everything, but we almost missed the last part of the passage . . . Perrier is ecstatic." In a longer letter dated December 9, Bassot went into further detail about the expedition's luck in having clear weather during its observations: "3/4 of an hour after the last contact the sun clouded over; the next day and the day after the sky was completely covered and we are seeing the sun for the first time today. We are all the more fortunate in that the North American stations have not all been favored: in Washington, it was partly clear but at Cedar Quay, at the same latitude as St. Augustine on the Gulf of Mexico, American observers missed a contact; the two German missions, which were installed in the north of Florida, saw nothing at all. . ." (translations ours). The remainder of the correspondence in Bassot's archive covers his geodesic activities in Paris and Nice in 1881 and 1882, during which he helped recalculate several longitudes, as well as his campaign for regional political office in 1884. The archive also boasts a good-sized collection of photographs, including a cabinet portrait of Perrier dated 1876; several portraits of Bassot and his family; group photographs of several scientific conferences; and some images of the Mounier Observatory, an adjunct to the Nice Observatory, where Bassot served as director from 1904 until his death. Perrier, Notice sur la vie et les travaux de Léon Bassot (1935).

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        Ballads and Sonnets.

      London: Ellis and White,, 1881. Octavo (229 x 153 mm). Near-contemporary brown morocco by Zaehnsdorf, raised bands to spine, lettered in gilt, turn-ins tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A fine, untrimmed copy. First edition, one of 25 large paper copies published for subscribers, rare thus. This was the last of Rossetti's works published in his lifetime.

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        Les voyages au théatre

      First edition. QA catalog in fine.Special editor's cartonnage, with the first type of theater curtain. Red Percaline. Hetzel Paris 1881 In-8 (16,5x24,5cm) 375pp. relié

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        Ballads and Sonnets.

      London: Ellis and White, 1881 - Octavo (229 x 153 mm). Near-contemporary brown morocco by Zaehnsdorf, raised bands to spine, lettered in gilt, turn-ins tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A fine, untrimmed copy. First edition, one of 25 large paper copies published for subscribers, rare thus. This was the last of Rossetti's works published in his lifetime. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Archive, including materials on transit of Venus 1882

      1881. Bassot, J. A. Léon (1841-1917). Archive consisting of 127 letters, telegrams, etc. to his wife and other family members, many in postmarked covers; also 38 photographs including large bound folding photograph of the participants in the "Dixičme Conférence Générale de l'Association Géodésique Internationale" (Brussels 1892) and miscellaneous travel documents. 1860s - 1917; the letters cover the period 1881-1884. Some dust-soiling, one of the panels of the 1892 photograph detached, some of the photographs faded but on the whole very good. Archive of French geodesist and astronomer General J. A. Léon Bassot, who received the Académie des Science's prestigious Lalande Prize in 1883 for his observations of the transit of Venus that took place on December 6, 1882. Bassot, a geodesist with the French Army, was part of the Académie's expedition to St. Augustine, Florida, led by François Perrier, for the purpose of observing this important astronomical event. Transits of Venus are rare, taking place twice every 120 years or so; the 1882 transit was the last to occur prior to the transits of 2004 and 2012. Observations of the 1882 event, made by astronomers throughout the world, were used to determine the solar parallax and calculate the distance from the Earth to the Sun. Included in Bassot's archive are 27 letters and other pieces of correspondence written during the 1882 expedition, describing in detail the particulars of the journey to St. Augustine (via New York, Niagara Falls and Montreal) and the triumphant conclusion of the expedition's mission. On December 6, just after the transit occurred, Bassot wrote to his wife that "The transit took place today & we observed it completely. . . Everything has gone wonderfully well and the observations will, I think, be very good. . . the sky was covered just half an hour after the last contact; we saw everything, but we almost missed the last part of the passage . . . Perrier is ecstatic." In a longer letter dated December 9, Bassot went into further detail about the expedition's luck in having clear weather during its observations: "3/4 of an hour after the last contact the sun clouded over; the next day and the day after the sky was completely covered and we are seeing the sun for the first time today. We are all the more fortunate in that the North American stations have not all been favored: in Washington, it was partly clear but at Cedar Quay, at the same latitude as St. Augustine on the Gulf of Mexico, American observers missed a contact; the two German missions, which were installed in the north of Florida, saw nothing at all. . ." (translations ours). The remainder of the correspondence in Bassot's archive covers his geodesic activities in Paris and Nice in 1881 and 1882, during which he helped recalculate several longitudes, as well as his campaign for regional political office in 1884. The archive also boasts a good-sized collection of photographs, including a cabinet portrait of Perrier dated 1876; several portraits of Bassot and his family; group photographs of several scientific conferences; and some images of the Mounier Observatory, an adjunct to the Nice Observatory, where Bassot served as director from 1904 until his death. Perrier, Notice sur la vie et les travaux de Léon Bassot (1935).

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        Montesquieu. (= Beiträge zur Neueren Literaturgeschichte, NF Heft VI.)

      XIII, 213 S. 293 S. Gr.-8 Bedruckte Originaqlbroschur. Die äusserst seltene Habilitationsschrift des Romanisten und Politikers Victor Klemperer (* 9. Oktober 1881 in Landsberg an der Warthe 11. Februar 1960 in Dresden). Neben seinen Arbeiten zur Romanistik, wie hier vorliegend zu Montesquieu (von Karl Vosseler in München angenommen) wurde Klemperer durch seine Arbeit zur Sprache des "Dritten Reiches" lingua tertii emperii LTI Notizbuch eines Philologen und vor allem durch die postume Veröffentlichungen seiner umfangreichen Tagebücher bekannt.

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        Mother Goose

      London & New York: George Routledge and Sons 1881 - 1st edition, second issue ('G' in Goose upside down on upper cover, 'm' upside down on page 25) in a very good un-restored condition, lattice patterned boards, cloth spine, green end papers, light foxing to first and last leaves, in scarce dust jacket minimal peripheral wear [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HAUNTED BOOKSHOP P.B.F.A.]
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        Die Endoskopie der Harnröhre und Blase.

      Dtsch. Chir., Lfg.51. - Stuttgart, F.Enke, 1881, 8, XVI, 240 pp., 22 Holzschnitte im Text und 108 fein kolorierte Abbildungen auf 3 ganzseitigen Tafeln, OBrosch. unaufgeschn. ERSTE AUSGABE. - Der Begründer der URETHROSKOPIE ist der Wiener Hautarzt Joseph Grünfeld (1840-1910). Es ist die bedeutendste Leistung in der Zeit vor Nitze. Grünfeld faßt alle technischen Errungenschaften seit Bozzinis Lichtleiter in seinen Urethroskopen zusammen. Grünfeld ist auch der Erfinder des Harnröhrenspiegels. Grünfeld verwendete als Reflektor den 1841 von Friedrich Hofmann, Kreisphysikus in Burgsteinfurt, beschriebenen konkaven Hohlspiegel mit zentralem Sehloch und befestigt ihn mit einer Binde an der Stirn er verschließt den offenen Harnröhrentubus am Schnabel mit einem schrägen Glasfenster und kann damit die untere und hintere Blasenwand sehen. Als erster entfernt er kleine Blasentumoren durch einen offenen Tubus unter Sicht. Er beschreibt den Unterschied von Harnsäure- und Phosphatsteinen etc. Auch sondiert er als erster das Ureterostium unter Kontaktendoskopie und in direkter Sicht (1876). Dabei drückt er das gerade Fenster bei der Frau gegen die Schleimhaut und macht sie so blutleer das Ureterostium findet er als erster regelmäßig auf, mit einem Blickfeld von 8 mm Durchmesser und einem scheinbaren Abstand von 8-18 cm. Das Andrücken des Fensters an die Blasenwand ist notwendig, weil sonst "die Trübung des Harns hinderlich war". Er erprobt alle möglichen Arten der Beleuchtung, vor allem Gaslicht. Wenn irgend möglich, benutzt er aber helles Sonnenlicht oder Tageslicht, so daß seine Patienten immer auf dem Sprung waren, wenn in Wien die Sonne durch die Wolken brach. First Edition. In 1876, Josef Grünfeld of Gyorke/Hungaria, a pioneer of cystoscopy, was the first to successfully catheterize the ureters under vision, using malleable catheters introduced into bladder alongside his glassended endoscope. He also was the first surgeon which observe a bladder tumor by cystoscope (1885). Murphy, 183 & 351 Kiefer Cat. 251 Nicht bei Benjamin Collection.

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        A series of six vintage gelatin silver photographs of English Test cricketers, taken in Sydney in the mid-1920s. All photographs are signed by the subjects; all but one is credited to May Moore (with her signature on the photograph [SP], the mount [SM] or in the negative [SN], as indicated below). Image sizes are given; all are presented on their original studio mounts, now archivally matted, ready for framing. The subjects are John Douglas (195 × 145 mm, not signed by Moore); Arthur Gilligan (300 × 190 mm, SM); Patsy Hendren (195 × 135 mm, SN); Jack Hobbs (305 × 205 mm, SN); Henry Howell (200 × 145 mm, SN); and Maurice Tate (185 × 135 mm, SP)

      New Zealand-born May Moore (1881-1931) emigrated to Australia in 1910 and opened her first studio the following year in Sydney. Working initially together with her sister Mina (who ran her own studio in Melbourne from 1916), her excellent portrait photography attracted a large clientele, especially among artistic circles. May in particular photographed many Sydney celebrities, and it is not surprising to find that the cricketing heroes of the day made it to her studio. With 'a studio style using dramatic single source lighting, dark backgrounds, rich brown toned papers and sombre colour mounts, and favouring head and shoulder studies ... [the sisters] were extraordinary in their ability to portray a range of moods appropriate to their sitters' (Gael Newton). This series of images certainly exemplifies this impressive style. Illness forced May Moore to retire about 1928, and she died of cancer in 1931. [6 items].

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        GUERRAS de los Españoles en Africa, 1542, 1543 y 1632. [Edición de F. del V. y S. R.].

      Madrid, Imp. de Miguel Ginesta. 1881 - 17.5 x 12cm. xix, 396pp., 2h. con reproducciones de dos portadas. Holandesa actual con nervios, cortes sin desbarbar. Edición de dos impresos rarísimos y un manuscrito inédito: 'Guerra del Reino de Tremecen ,1543' por Francisco de la Cueva(el ms.); 'Diágolo de las Guerras de Oran', Córdoba, 1593, de Baltazar de Morales y 'Relación verdadera de la Gran Victoria que Antonio Zúñiga marques de Flores de Avila.tuvo con los Moros venerajes, distantes de Orán veinte y quatro leguas', Madrid, 1632. Edición cuidadosa, impreso en papel de hilo, de la 'Colección de libros españoles raros ó curiosos', tomo 15. Marruecos. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 4 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        Hällristningar (Felzenritzungen) från Bohuslän. Glyphes des Rochers (Suède).

      Tecknade och utgifna af L. Baltzer. Med förord af Viktor Rydberg. / Dessinés et publiés par L. Baltzer. Avec une préface de Viktor Rudberg. 1. Serie 1-15 i 11 hæfter med 58 plancher + 2. serie 1-6 i 4 hæfter med 23 plancher; samt med stort litograferet foldet kort over Göteborg och Bolhuslän. Göteborg: Göteborgs Handelstidnings Aktiebolags tryckeri 1881-1908. Med illustrationer i teksten samt med de nævnte plancher. Folio. Alle 15 hæfter inkl. de løse plancher indlagt i orig., let slidt dekoreret lærredsmappe. Yderligere indlagt i ny hellærredsæske med guldtryk på ryggen.1st series 1-15 in 11 parts with textual illustr. and 58 plates + 2nd series 1-6 in 4 parts with textual illustr. and 23 plates; with large folded lithographic map on Gothemburg and Bolhuslän. In publisher's pictorial, a little marked of use, slipcase; and further in new cloth-box with gilt lettering on spine. * Det udkomne. Complete.

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        Souvenir of Michael Strogoff. Fiftieth Performance, Wednesday Evening, Nov. 23 1881. Boston Theatre

      [No Publisher], Boston 1881 - First Edition. Original stiff boards, folded once (four pages), small octavo, printed in gilt and with a photograph pasted in by Notman studios in Boston. Starring William Redmund and managed by Eugene Tompkins. Very Scarce, no copies at auction or WorldCat. Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Gallery, ABAA]
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        Dante in Germania. Storia letteraria e bibliografia Dantesca alemanna. 2 in einem Band.

      Mailand-Neapel-Pisa, Ulrico Hoepli, 1881-83. - Erste u. einzige Ausgabe dieser äußerst seltenen literaturgeschichtlichen Monographie und Bibliographie zur deutschsprachigen Dante-Literatur. - Bd. 1 „Storia critica della letteratura Dantesca alemanna dal secolo XIV sino ai nostri giorni"; Bd. 2 „Bibliografia Dantesca alfabetica e sistematica". - Etw. gebräunt. Fußschnitt mit handschriftl. Titel „Dante". Das letzte Bl. mit kl. geklebten Randeinrissen. - Kein Exemplar im Jahrbuch der Auktionspreise seit 1956. - Sprache: Italienisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 4°. 2 Bll., 312 S., 1 weißes Bl.; 360 S., Späterer HLwd.-bd. m. goldgepr. Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Tisi' Rasa'il fi al-Hikma wal Tabi'iyat. Wa fi Akhiriha Qissat Salaman wa Yasal, Tarjamaha min al-Yunani Hunayn ibn Ishaq.

      Matbaat 'al-Jawa'ib, Qustantiniyyah 1881 - 131 pp, Arabic text, some foxing throughout especially affecting title page, ink comments on margin. Ibn Sina known in the West as Avicenna, was a philosopher, physician, and scientist. He was one of the major Islamic philosophers and his philosophical writings had a profound impact on Islamic philosophy and on medieval European scholasticism. Avicenna integrated the ideas and methodologies of Aristotle, Neoplatonism, and other Greek philosophy with the monotheistic tradition of Islam. He was one of the first to apply philosophical logic to Islamic theology, and his writings provoked a strong reaction from later Islamic theologians. Nevertheless as one of the foremost philosophers and one of the first to attempt a correlation between philosophy and religion, his works became standard textbooks in the schools of the Islamic world." New World Encyclopedia. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vignettes From Nature

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1881 - First Edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author ÒT. Bloom With Grant AllenÕs kindest regards. Christmas 1881.Ó Minor foxing; very good to fine. Given that he was born and brought up in Canada, he is justifiably claimed as a Canadian author, although most of his later work was published while he was living in England. He is best known today for his fiction, especially for The African Millionaire. His friend Conan Doyle completed Hilda Wade. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Signed Photo

      Russian star prima ballerina of the late 19th, early 20th century (1881-1931), she became the first ballerina to tour around the world. Great signed photo, shwon with some flower, inscribed. Size is 6.5 x 9 inches, in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Tamino Autographs]
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        History of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from the Historic Times to the Present Date, Embracing a Summary Sketch of the Native Tribes, and an Exhaustive Record of Men and Events for the Past Century.

      Western Historical Company, Chicago 1881 - Stout history of Wisconsin's largest city. Hardcover, recently rebound, black spine over grey cloth-covered boards. Corners slightly rubbed; light tanning & stains to pages, title page creased, a few names underlined, mostly in pencil. 1663 pages, portraits, maps including folding bird's-eye view, map at page 32, illustrations. Extra shipping will be required for expedited or international orders; please inquire for a quote. Size: 8½" by 10" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1881 - 1881 Original Paperback Wisden with Facsimile Spine

      1881. Hi, This lot is an Original 1881 Wisden Paperback with facsimile spine. This is in Good to Very good condition, overall this is a very nice book, the things to note is that there is some foxing inthe book but it is not off putting, there are also cover touch ups to the edges and a new facsimile spine added. The covers are clean with name to the front cover in ink, other than the foxing internally it is very nice and tightly bound.

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        La circulation du sang à l'état physiologique et dans les maladies COPY INSCRIBED BY MAREY TO POTAIN

      Masson 1881 - In-8, demi-veau blond postérieur, dos à cinq nerfs, filets dorés aux pieds des nerfs. III-745 pages. 358 figures in texte. Envoi de l'auteur : « A mon cher ami D. Potain. » Première édition de ce monument de l'histoire de la physiologie, la médecine, de la science et de l'inventivité humaine. La provenance est une des plus souhaitables possible pour cet ouvrage. C'est l'exemplaire même de Potain, qui s'intéressa très tôt aux enregistrements graphiques et accomplit une oeuvre fondamentale dans le domaine de la sémiologie et de la pathologie cardiologique ; l'inventeur du « Bruit de Galop » fut à l'origine de la vulgarisation de la surveillance de la tension artérielle à l'aide d'un appareil toujours utilisé quotidiennement. Exemplaire en état absolument parfait, fleurs de coins, francs de coupe [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Visit of The Detached Squadron with their Royal Highnesses Prince Edward and Prince George of Wales to Brisbane from 16th to 20th August 1881

      James C. Beal 1881 - 1881. 39 pages. No dust jacket. Green leather boards with gilt lettering to spine. Contains black and white photographic plates. Contains one colour illustrative plate. Firm binding to lightly tanned pages and plates with bright copy throughout. Minor foxing throughout. Infrequent cracked hinges exposing binding. Frequent light finger marks and small stains to page edges. Previous owner's name to a front endpaper. Moderate rub wear and markings to bowed boards. Moderate rub wear to edges. Minor tears to bumped corners exposing boards.Tears to spine ends with missing piece to top end exposing binding. Small stains and bleach spots. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of Amador County, California With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers

      Thompson & West, Oakland 1881 - 11.75 in. x 8.75 in., vii, 343 pages, Cloth with gold stamping and leather spine, Includes numerous full page lithograph illustrations, front hinge cracked, leather chipped at top and bottom of spine edition. Very Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the State of Georgia From 1850 to 1881

      New York: Brown & Derby, 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. Quarto. [2], x, 11-754 pages, [2]. Three quarter leather binding with marbled paper covered boards. 5 raised bands, gilt lines, and gilt lettered title on the spine. Marbled end papers. Illustrated with steel engravings, sketches, and a color folded map. The map is pasted down on the front blank end sheet. The map itself is in very good condition. Light edge wear and rubs to the boards and spine. The right front flyleaf and front blank end sheet are detached. Interior contents are in very good condition. On the front paste down is the armorial bookplate of Charles C. Jones, Jr. "Chas Edgeworth Jones Augusta Ga" (son of C. C. Jones, Jr.) name label is pasted down above the bookplate. Tipped in on the loose right front flyleaf is a letter written by the author (ALS) addressed "Dear Col." In the letter Avery desires buying the Colonel's books and also invites him and his wife to his daughter's wedding. The letter is signed "With Cordial regards Your Friend I. W. Avery". A few pieces of ephemera are laid inside the book including a 1916 letter written in pencil on "Headquarters Confederate Veterans Association of Glynn County, Georgia Camp Jackson 806 U.C.V" letterhead. Howes A 422; Derenne II page 793. Charles C. Jones, Jr. was Confederate officer during the Civil War. He was the author of several books and pamphlets relating to southern history.

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        [GREAT GAME - CHINA] Puteshestvie po Kitayu v 1874-1875 gg. (cherez Sibir, Mongoliyu, Vostochny, Sredny i Severo-Zapadny Kitai): Iz dnevnika chlena ekspeditsii P.Y. Pyasetskogo [i.e. Travel Across China in 1874-75 (via Siberia, Mongolia, Eastern, Central and Northwestern China): From the Diary of the Expedition Member P.Y. Pyasetsky]

      St. Petersburg: Typ. Of M. Stasyulevich, 1881. [With]: Pyasetsky, P.Y. Neudachnaya ekspeditsiya v Kitai 1874-1875 gg. V otvyet na zashchitu g. Sosnovskogo po povodu knigi ''Puteshestviye v Kitai'' [i.e. Unsuccessful Expedition to China. In Reply to the Defense of Mr. Sosnovsky about the Book "Travel across China"]. [2], 560; [2], iii, 561-1122, 4, xviii; [2], 298, ii pp. 24x16 cm. With twenty-four tinted lithographed plates and a folding lithographed map at rear. Three volumes bound in two bindings. Private library stamp of D.K. Trenyov on the title page of the ''Neudachnaya Ekspeditsiya''. Period style half leather with marbled papered boards and gilt lettered titles on the spines. Text with occasional mild foxing, map with a tear neatly repaired, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of a rare Russian imprint with only eight paper copies found in Worldcat. First hand account of the 1874-75 Russian surveying expedition to the little-known areas of the northwestern China and the Gobi Desert under command of Captain of Imperial General Staff Yulyan Sosnovsky (1842-?). Amid the intensifying Great Game, Russia was looking for the development of diplomatic and trade relations with China, as well as for the investigation of possible routes to Tibet. The 1870s saw several military reconnaissance expeditions organized by the Russian government, including an earlier one, led by Sosnovsky to the upper reaches of the Black Irtysh in northwestern China (1872-73). The 1874-75 'scientific and trade' expedition aimed to ascertain the shortest way from Western Siberia to the Sichuan province in southwestern China; to outline the best sites for prospective Russian trade, and to gather information about the Dugan Revolt in Western China (1862-77). The expedition party numbered nine people, including Yulian Sosnovsky, topographer Captain Zinovy Matusosky (1843-?), doctor and artist Pavel Yakovlevich Pyasetsky (1843-1919), photographer Adolf Boyarsky, translators and guards. The expedition left Russia from the border town of Kyakhta in July 1874 and proceeded to Beijing via Ulan-Bator, Gobi Desert, and Kalgan (Zhangjiakou); went to Tianjin, took a steamer to Shanghai, and went up the Yangtse to Nanjing and Hankou. Then they followed the ancient Silk Road, going to the upper reaches of the Han River where the main survey started; visited Hanzhong and Lanzhou (where they crossed the Yellow River); followed the Great Wall of China to Suzhou (Gansu Province), and went across the western Gobi Desert to the Hami Oasis. Then they crossed Tian Shan Mountains, and proceeded northwest via Barkul (Zhenxi Fu) and Guzhen, arriving to the Lake Zaysan Russian border post in October 1875. As a result a new route to China was discovered which was over 2000 versts shorter than the one previously known. The book was written by the expedition doctor and artist Pavel Pyasetsky, and is illustrated with twenty-four lithographed plates after his original sketches made during his travels. He was a prolific artist and produced over a thousand sketches during the travel, which became the basis of a unique watercolour panorama ''From the Middle China to Western Siberia'' which measured 72 m. The main text is supplemented with a 'List of plants, collected on the way from Fancheng to Zaysan border post (Provinces of Hubei, Shaanxi, and Gansu, and Mongolia)'; 'List of drawings made during the travel and comprising the exhibition in the Imperial Academy of Arts in 1876', and an article by N. Petrovsky 'Scientific and trade expedition to China in 1874-75'; the folding lithographed map outlines the route of the expedition. Pyasetsky's book was awarded with the gold medal of the Russian Geographical Society. The second volume is bound with another work by Pyasetsky shedding light to the controversy which existed between the expedition members. In the main text Pyasetsky on numerous occasions accused the head of the party Yulian Sosnovsky in the abuse of power and expedition money; the 'third' part of the book is his passionate pamphlet bringing more facts proving Sosnovsky's misconduct; in some copies it is bound together with the main text. A year later Sosnovsky published his own version of the events, thus continuing the 'pamphlet war'. Overall an interesting Russian work on the Inner China with relations to the Great Game in Central Asia.

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        GREAT GAME - CHINA] Puteshestvie po Kitayu v 1874-1875 gg. (cherez Sibir, Mongoliyu, Vostochny, Sredny i Severo-Zapadny Kitai): Iz dnevnika chlena ekspeditsii P.Y. Pyasetskogo [i.e. Travel Across China in 1874-75 (via Siberia, Mongolia, Eastern, Central and Northwestern China): From the Diary of the Expedition Member P.Y. Pyasetsky]

      Typ. Of M. Stasyulevich, St. Petersburg 1881 - [With]: Pyasetsky, P.Y. Neudachnaya ekspeditsiya v Kitai 1874-1875 gg. V otvyet na zashchitu g. Sosnovskogo po povodu knigi ''Puteshestviye v Kitai'' [i.e. Unsuccessful Expedition to China. In Reply to the Defense of Mr. Sosnovsky about the Book "Travel across China"]. [2], 560; [2], iii, 561-1122, 4, xviii; [2], 298, ii pp. 24x16 cm. With twenty-four tinted lithographed plates and a folding lithographed map at rear. Three volumes bound in two bindings. Private library stamp of D.K. Trenyov on the title page of the ''Neudachnaya Ekspeditsiya''. Period style half leather with marbled papered boards and gilt lettered titles on the spines. Text with occasional mild foxing, map with a tear neatly repaired, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of a rare Russian imprint with only eight paper copies found in Worldcat. First hand account of the 1874-75 Russian surveying expedition to the little-known areas of the northwestern China and the Gobi Desert under command of Captain of Imperial General Staff Yulyan Sosnovsky (1842-?). Amid the intensifying Great Game, Russia was looking for the development of diplomatic and trade relations with China, as well as for the investigation of possible routes to Tibet. The 1870s saw several military reconnaissance expeditions organized by the Russian government, including an earlier one, led by Sosnovsky to the upper reaches of the Black Irtysh in northwestern China (1872-73). The 1874-75 'scientific and trade' expedition aimed to ascertain the shortest way from Western Siberia to the Sichuan province in southwestern China; to outline the best sites for prospective Russian trade, and to gather information about the Dugan Revolt in Western China (1862-77). The expedition party numbered nine people, including Yulian Sosnovsky, topographer Captain Zinovy Matusosky (1843-?), doctor and artist Pavel Yakovlevich Pyasetsky (1843-1919), photographer Adolf Boyarsky, translators and guards. The expedition left Russia from the border town of Kyakhta in July 1874 and proceeded to Beijing via Ulan-Bator, Gobi Desert, and Kalgan (Zhangjiakou); went to Tianjin, took a steamer to Shanghai, and went up the Yangtse to Nanjing and Hankou. Then they followed the ancient Silk Road, going to the upper reaches of the Han River where the main survey started; visited Hanzhong and Lanzhou (where they crossed the Yellow River); followed the Great Wall of China to Suzhou (Gansu Province), and went across the western Gobi Desert to the Hami Oasis. Then they crossed Tian Shan Mountains, and proceeded northwest via Barkul (Zhenxi Fu) and Guzhen, arriving to the Lake Zaysan Russian border post in October 1875. As a result a new route to China was discovered which was over 2000 versts shorter than the one previously known. The book was written by the expedition doctor and artist Pavel Pyasetsky, and is illustrated with twenty-four lithographed plates after his original sketches made during his travels. He was a prolific artist and produced over a thousand sketches during the travel, which became the basis of a unique watercolour panorama ''From the Middle China to Western Siberia'' which measured 72 m. The main text is supplemented with a 'List of plants, collected on the way from Fancheng to Zaysan border post (Provinces of Hubei, Shaanxi, and Gansu, and Mongolia)'; 'List of drawings made during the travel and comprising the exhibition in the Imperial Academy of Arts in 1876', and an article by N. Petrovsky 'Scientific and trade expedition to China in 1874-75'; the folding lithographed map outlines the route of the expedition. Pyasetsky's book was awarded with the gold medal of the Russian Geographical Society. The second volume is bound with another work by Pyasetsky shedding light to the controversy which existed between the expedition members. In the main text Pyasetsky on numerous occasions accused the head of the party Yulian Sosnovsky in the abuse of power and expedition money; the 'third' part of the book is his passi [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres completes. Nouvelle édition publiée aux frais de l'état norvégien par L. Sylow et S. Lie. 2 Bände.

      Christiana Groendahl 1881 - (28,5 x 23,5 cm). (4) VIII, 621 S./ (6) 338 (3) S. Original-Broschuren, unbeschnitten. Maßgebliche zweite Gesamtausgabe, gegenüber der Ausgabe von 1839 um ca. 200 Seiten vermehrt. - Abel (1802-1829) "gehörte zu jenen Mathematikern, deren Bedeutung sich schon in der frühen Jugend zeigte" (Meschkowski). Er lieferte grundlegende Arbeiten zur Auflösungstheorie algebraischer Gleichungen, über elliptische Funktionen und zur Reihenlehre. - Vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig. Rücken von Band 1 sauber überklebt, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB 1, 12

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        An Elementary Treatise on Electricity

      Oxford:: Clarendon Press, 1881., 1881. 8vo. xvi, 208, 36, [8] pp. 6 plates, 53 figs. Original dark olive blind- and gilt-stamped cloth. Magee University bookplate, embossed ownership stamp on title. VERY GOOD, BUT REALLY A CHOICE COPY, NEARLY UNUSED. First edition. Maxwell was a "Scottish physicist best known for his formulation of electromagnetic theory. He is regarded by most modern physicists as the scientist of the 19th century who had the greatest influence on 20th-century physics, and he is ranked with Sir Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein for the fundamental nature of his contributions. In 1931, on the 100th anniversary of Maxwell's birth, Einstein described the change in the conception of reality in physics that resulted from Maxwell's work as "the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton." - Encyclopedia Britannica. In 1871 Maxwell became the first Cavendish professor of physics at Cambridge. He spent the next few years designing and supervising the Cavendish laboratory. This volume, first published 2 years after Maxwell's death, consists mostly of a manuscript he had been composing before his death based on lectures given at the laboratory. It also contains complementary articles selected from Maxwell's Electricity and Magnetism. Bakken p.256; Wheeler Gift 2243.

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        Die Untersuchungen an Dampfmaschinen und Dampfkesseln und an einigen rheinischen und westfälischen Kohlensorten auf der Gewerbe-Ausstellung für Rheinland, Westfalen und benachbarte Bezirke. in Düsseldorf 1880.

      Aachen Mayer 1881 - (44 x 31 cm). (6) 28 S. Mit 18 doppelblattgroßen lithographierten Tafeln. Moderner Halbleinwandband im Stil der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe dieses monumentalen Werkes. - Mehrfach alt gestempelt, sonst gut erhalten

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        Lejonpar.

      Kolteckning. Signerad "Bruno Liljefors" och daterad 1881, då Liljefors endast var 21 år gammal. 25 × 30 cm (dagermått). Fäst på kartong. Utförd under Liljefors korta elevtid på Konstakademien. Efter förberedande studier för ritmästare Carl Gustaf Holmgren i Uppsala började Liljefors vid akademien 1879, men 1882 hade hans ursprungliga entusiasm övergått i besvikelse. Han fick en uppsträckning för bristande närvaro, men ansåg sig inte ha mer att lära i Stockholm och anträdde i stället på hösten 1882 sin första utrikes studieresa. I Nationalmuseum finns åtskilliga teckningar av Liljefors som föreställer tigrar, men bara ett blad som visar lejon (NMH 75/1941).

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        Buried Alive; or, Ten Years of Penal Servitude in Siberia [Later Published as The House of the Dead]

      Henry Holt and Company, 1881 2018-01-04. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First American edition. Two faint discolorations on front board, corners rubbed, spine a bit toned, 1 inch surface tear to top corner of front paste-down, free endpapers removed (these can be replaced by our binder at no additional cost, but we prefer to leave that decision up to the buyer). 1881 Hard Cover. 361, [3] pp. Two pages of ads follow text. 8vo. Translated from the Russian by Marie von Thilo.

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        Notices généalogiques Tournaisiennes. Tome premier: Mortagne et Landas. - Ablay à Druez. Tome deuxième. Des Enffans. - Mullet. Tome troisième: Nave à Ziuert. Additions et Corrections. (3 volumes).

      Tournai, Vasseur - Delmée, 1881 - 1887. 3 vols. Original wrappers (paperbacks). 714 pp.; 764 pp. & 940 pp.: ill., plate, portraits; 27.5x18 cm. Uncut, unopened. Text in French - (sl. worn, sl. browned, some foxing) Although very good set. See picture. More pictures on request

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        Illustrirte Preis-Liste.

      Berlin ua (Ca ) 1881 - Gr. 8°. 125, III S. Mit Abbildungen. Original-Leinwandband. Früher Katalog für Papier und Schreibmaterial, Leder- und Galanteriewaren, Krawatten, Kurzwaren, Haushaltsgegenstände, Holzwaren, Schmuck und Spielzeug. - Mit 125 weißen Blättern durchschossen. - Vorsätze leicht stockfleckig und zwei Blätter beschrieben, sonst gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Theodore Roosevelt"), to Harriet Douglas Robinson ("Dear Missy"), congratulating her on her engagement to Henry Bazeley Wolryche-Whitmore

      New York, 1881. 4 pp. pen and ink on bifolium, with original envelope addressed in Roosevelt's hand, stamp torn off with some loss, Basel and New York franking stamps. 8 x 5 inches. Creased from prior folding. 4 pp. pen and ink on bifolium, with original envelope addressed in Roosevelt's hand, stamp torn off with some loss, Basel and New York franking stamps. 8 x 5 inches. An early letter from the 22-year-old Theodore Roosevelt to his friend Harriet Douglas Robinson, congratulating her on her engagement to the Englishman Henry Bazeley Wolryche-Whitmore. Robinson was the granddaughter of Betsy Mary Douglas and James Monroe, nephew of the President of the same name. Her mother Fanny Monroe married Douglas Robinson, a distant cousin. Harriet's brother Douglas Robinson, married Roosevelt's sister Corinne in 1882. The letter reads, in part: "I must confess that I was perfectly dumbfounded - though intensely delighted - at the news. Of course I could see that he was very much in love, and I rather thought it would be an engagement *some* time ... I am too glad that we had all of us already grown to like him so much: I don't think we could have trusted our Missy in a total stranger's hands ... whenever we go to England you will be, I am afraid, bored by our presence; and whenever you come over [the Atlantic] it will not only be to see Mr. & Mrs. Robinson Jr but Mr. & Mrs. Roosevelt Jr ..." A rare, early letter, predating Roosevelt's election to the New York State Assembly in November 1881. ABPC records only two letters sold at auction dated earlier than the present letter.

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        The Story of a Soldier's Life or Peace, War and Mutiny

      Sampson Low, London 1881 - 2 vols. Two coloured frontispieces. Contemporary half morocco. Neat gilt stamps to front board and spine. A handsome copy of this rare work covering the entire campaign in Turkey and the Crimea. Battles of Alma, Balaclava, Inkerman and Sebastepole. An account of the Indian Mutiny, Lucknow, Gwalior, Cawnpor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Three photographs (each approximately 160 x 120 mm or the reverse) of Anna Pavlova, all inscribed and signed in 1929 to Mimi Mattin

      The photographs are mounted together, behind glass and recently reinserted in the original frame; apart from some silvering-out around the margins, the entire package (external dimensions 295 x 650 mm) is in excellent condition. All three portraits have '"Ross" Verlag' in the negative. Two of them are credited to 'd'Ora, Paris' (Dora Philippine Kallmus, 1881-1963); one is definitely 'Anna Pavlova, in costume for the solo "Christmas", before 1929' (from online sources), and the other is almost certainly from the same sitting. The third one carries the credit 'Portrait by Lafayette, London'; taken in August 1927, it depicts Pavlova with Jack the swan draped around her neck. The recipient, Mimi Mattin, was a 'Life Member of the Adelaide Repertory Theatre Society, Actor, Costume Designer, Director, Producer, Costume Co-ordinator, Costume Maker, Wardrobe Mistress, Coordinator' who is mentioned in 122 events in the AusStage database.

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        Der Köllnische Fischmarkt zu Berlin.

      - Federzeichnung v. K.(ondrad) Böse, datiert im Bild, 1881, 34 x 41,5 Saur, Allgem. Künstler Lexik., München-Lpzg., 1996, Bd. 12, S. 96.; Thieme - B., Bd. IV, S. 206. - Ders. dort:"Zeichner der Gegenwart in Berlin, trat Ende der 80er Jahre des vorigen Jahrh. . hervor .". Studierte bei Paul Thumann u. Karl Gussow an der Berliner Akademie; später dort Professor. - Ausstellung auf der Großem Berliner Kunstaustellung 1909. - Zeigt mittig das ehem. Köllsche Rathaus. Die Ansicht zeigt das Gebäude nach dem Umbau ( 1710 - 16 ) mit dem unvollendet gebliebenen Turm. Das Gebäude hat eine wechselvolle Geschichte. Die Stadtverwaltung von Berlin, Kölln, Friedrich-Werder und Dorotheenstadt war nur kurze Zeit in diesem Gebäude untergebracht, denn schon um 1725 zog die Verwaltung, auf Weisung Friedrich Wilhelm I, in das Berlinsche Rathaus. Ab 1730 dann Köllsches Gymnasium, dann einige weitere Funktionsveränderungen, ab 1880 dann im 1. Stock die Sammlung des Märkischen Museums. Im Jahr 1900 fiel das Gebäude der Straßenverbreiterung zum Opfer. - Hier Darstellung nach dem Einzug des Märkischen Museums. I. Hgr. der Kirchturm der Petrikirche. Unten rechts sig. u. dat.: K. Boese '81. - Sehr selten. Das Blatt ist alt auf einen Or.-Untersatzkarton montiert und auf diesem von Böse (Boese) in kunstvoller Schrift betitelt.

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        La vie et l'oeuvre de J.F. Millet

      First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on Holland paper, only leading copies.Bradel binding in half black morocco with corners, smooth back with small scratches in the head and foot, golden date tail, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, corners slightly blunt, binding from the time signed A. Tisseron.Illustrated book of 12 plates inset, here in duplicate like the copies of the leading print, and 48 in-text engravings repredent works of Jean-François Millet.Provenance: from the library of the painter and engraver Jean Frélaut with his signature on a guard as ex-libris.Our copy is exceptionally enriched with three original drawings in pencil of paper, on two loose sheets, of Jean Frélaut that he signed, dated and executed in the manner of Millet as it stipulated in feet of these .These drawings depict two women and a portrait of a man. A. Quantin Paris 1881 22,5x33,5cm relié

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