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         Tagebuch meiner Reise nach Spanien 1883.

      - o.O. Selbstverlag (um 1883). 4°. 154 S. Faksimilierte Handschrift. Kopfgoldschnitt. OHPgmt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Einband etwas fleckig. Mit einer Widmung von Kronprinz Friedrich III auf Vorsatzblatt. Selten.

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         Aneignung und Politik. Gesammelte Reden und Aufsätze zur Geschichte der Philosophie. Herausgegeben von Hans Sauer.

      517 (3) Seiten Gr.-8, gebundene Ausgabe, Ledereinband mit Folienumschlag, Schnitt minimal angestaubt, auf dem Vorsatz mit Widmung des Verfassers für seinen Verleger Klaus Piper, signiert in Basel am 15.3.(19)68, "Für Klaus Piper, der dies Buch wie meine anderen so vorzüglich betreut hat, ein Zeichen meines Dankes", mit Nachwort des Herausgebers. Karl Theodor Jaspers (* 23. Februar 1883 in Oldenburg + 26. Februar 1969 in Basel) war ein deutscher Psychiater, der als Philosoph weit über Deutschland hinaus bekannt wurde. Er wurde 1967 Schweizer Staatsbürger. Jaspers gilt als herausragender Vertreter der Existenzphilosophie, die er vom Existentialismus Jean-Paul Sartres strikt unterschied. Er war zunächst Lehrer und anschließend lebenslanger Freund von Hannah Arendt, mit der ihn auch ein jahrzehntelanger Briefwechsel verband. Ursprünglich Mediziner hat Jaspers grundlegend zur wissenschaftlichen Entwicklung der Psychiatrie beigetragen. Sein philosophisches Werk wirkt insbesondere in den Bereichen der Religionsphilosophie, Geschichtsphilosophie und der Interkulturellen Philosophie. Mit seinen einführenden Schriften zur Philosophie hat er hohe Auflagen erreicht und ist so auch einem breiteren Publikum bekannt geworden. (Wikipedia)

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         Life on the Mississippi

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston 1883 - Bright attractive copy with wonderful illustrations; cover and spine gilding very bright; slight rubbing to top and bottom spine and edges; first edition, second state: p441 no illustration; p443 "The St. Charles Hotel"; highly collectible Twain edition Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Köhler´s Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem Texte. Atlas zur Pharmacopoea germanica, austriaca, belgica, danica, helvetica, hungarica, rossica, sueccica, Neerlandica, British pharmacopoeia, zum Codex medicamentarius, sowie zur Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America. Herausgegeben von G. Pabst. Band I: Mit 88 Tafeln in Farbendruck. Band II: Mit 115 Tafeln in Farbendruck. Band III: Neueste Medizinalpflanzen und Verwechselungen mit 80 Tafeln in Farbdruck. Bearbeitet von Dr. Max Vogtherr und Dr. M. Gürke, Kustos am bot. Museum in Berlin. Se. Königl. Hoheit der Herzog Karl Theodor von Bayern, Dr. med. hat die Widmung dieses Werkes anzunehmen geruht. 2 Bände und 1 Ergänzungsband (= komplett).

      Gera-Untermhaus, Eugen Köhler, [1883-1898]. 4°. 30 cm. Nicht durchgehend paginiert. Rote Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rücken- und Deckeltiteln. Marmorierter Buchschnitt. Erste Auflage. Mit insgesamt 283 Tafeln in Farblithografien. Einbände vor allem an Rücken und Ecken berieben. Gute bis sehr gute Exemplare. First edition. With 283 coloured litographs. Original red half-leather bindings. Covers and spines rubbed. Nearly fine copies. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Botanik / botany; Lithografie / Lithographie / lithograph; Pflanzen, Pflanzenkunde, Pflanzenzucht / botany, plant breeding

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         LIFE AMONG THE PIUTES: Their Wrongs and Claims

      Boston and New York: Cupples, Upham, & Co.; G. P. Putnam's Sons; the Author, 1883. 12mo (18.5 x 12 cm). 268 pp. Publisher's green cloth stamped in black with gilt spine. Front free endpaper with inscription. Extremities worn, spine slightly rolled, covers with some scuffs and small edge scrape to lower panel. Pages intermittently stained, smudged and creased at corner. Considered the first known female Native American autobiographer, Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins wrote the book with minor corrections by Mrs. Horace Mann, who notes Hopkin's "fervid eloquence" and "extraordinary colloquial command of the English language (Editor's Preface)." Hopkins recalls her band's first contact with the white man: the anticipation and the rebuff. Hopkins describes her people's good faith returned by dishonesty and violence. Hopkins addresses her audience, "Oh, for shame! You who are educated by a Christian government in the art of war; the practice of whose profession makes you natural enemies of the savages, so called by you. Yes, you, who call yourselves the great civilization... (p. 207)." Brumble, American Indian and Eskimo Autobiographies, 230. Ruoff, American Indian Literatures, 1990, p.3, 55. Very good in no jacket as issued.

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         Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana

      London and Benares: The Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares, Cosmopoli, 1883. Very Good. 181 pp + 1 pp ads. White vellum with gilt stamping. Second edition, reprint, printed for private circulation only. First published in separate parts earlier in 1883, then followed by a one-volume second edition. Though all dated 1883, there are believed to be four issues of this second edition, with all but the first assumed to be published shortly after 1883. This copy mostly conforms to Penzer's second reprint, though not fully. Very Good. Light soiling and toning to vellum, boards slightly bowed. Offsetting to front free end papers and several page corners creased. [Norman M. Penzer, An Annotated Bibliography of Sir Francis Burton, pp 163-167]

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         LETTERS AND POEMS OF JOHN KEATS. With the Annotations of Lord Houghton and a Memoir by Jno. Gilmore Speed, Edited by Jno. Gilmore Speed

      New York Dodd, Mead and Company 1883 - 3 volumes. LIMITED EDITION, one of only 55 hand-numbered copies on Whatman paper of a total edition of only 350 copies signed by the printer. Volume one with frontispiece portrait in colour from the oil by Severn, volume two with frontispiece engraved portrait from the life mask made by Haydon and volume three with frontispiece portrait after a sketch by Severn. Large 8vo, in beautiful contemporary three-quarter green morocco over marbled boards by MacDonald of New York, corner-pieces and backs gilt ruled, the spines wonderfully gilt decorated in a fine art nouveau floral and vine motif in gilt framed compartments between gilt tooled bands, two compartments gilt lettered, endpapers marbled, t.e.g. xv, 322; xxxi, 252; vii, 287 pp. A very fine and handsome set the text essentially pristine and perfect with large broad and clean margins, the fine bindings very attractive and solid with only some light wear or rubbing to the extremities and edges, one volume with minor cosmetic edge wear at the upper spine tip. RARE, AND IN BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM BINDINGS FITTING THE POETRY CONTAINED WITHIN. An extremely appealing printing of Keats on fine paper, this being one of only 55 copies on Whatman paper. Volume one contains Keats' letters edited by Speed, volumes two and three the poems, Lord Houghton's notes and the Memoir. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Photographie originale de Guy de Maupassant avec envoi autographe signé à la comtesse Potocka

      - Paris s.d. [1883], 10,7x16,4cm (image), 20,3x29,2cm (planche), 1 photographie monté sur carton. - Raro ritratto originale fotografica dello scrittore nel piede, prodotto da Achille Mélandri arricchisce di un autografo invio firmato "a Madame la Comtesse Potocka, il suo amico rispettoso, Guy de Maupassant." Per molto tempo, Maupassant, come Balzac o Flaubert, ha mostrato ostinato alla diffusione della sua fotografia ritratto come incisione. In una partitura autografa conservata nella biblioteca di Rouen, ha sintetizzato la sua idea in proposito: "Ho fatto una regola assoluta di non lasciare che pubblicare le mie foto ogni volta che posso aiutare. Le eccezioni sono verificati di sorpresa. Il nostro lavoro nel pubblico, non i nostri personaggi. "Nel 1890, ha anche minacciato di citare in giudizio uno dei suoi redattori, Charpentier, perché aveva inserito il suo ritratto di sera Medan. Le chiese di ricordare tutte le copie in magazzino per distruggerli. Non ha mai messo la sua minaccia, ma è rimasto del parere che le fotografie erano all'interno della sfera privata. Questo è il motivo per cui i ritratti fotografici di Maupassant sono rare e di solito riservato per la sua famiglia. Qui, ha deciso di offrire alla contessa Potocka è stato uno dei "Maccabei," più fervidi o "amore morto", gli ammiratori che circondano il gruppo contessa. Maupassant sentiva una vera passione per questa musa che ha ispirato diversi personaggi le cui Christiane Andermatt a Mont-Oriol, e la baronessa Fremines nel nostro cuore. Per realizzare questo ritratto a figura intera, ha scelto il suo prossimo rue Clauzel, Achille Melandri. Hydropathe, poeta e fotografo di Parigi letteraria e artistica, che aveva fotografato celebrità Victor Hugo, André Gill o Sarah Bernhardt. E 'famoso per aver lavorato con Emile Cohl un metodo per animare le fotografie che portano alla invenzione del cartone animato. A rare fotografie autografate di Maupassant, indirizzate a l'amante di uno dei più grandi salotti letterari e artistici del XIX secolo e l'amore appassionato scrittore di mezza dichiarato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Rare portrait photographique original de l'écrivain en pied, réalisé par Achille Mélandri, enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé « A Madame la Comtesse Potocka, son respectueux ami, Guy de Maupassant ». Pendant longtemps, Maupassant, à l'instar de Balzac ou Flaubert, s'est montré rétif à la diffusion de son portrait en photographie comme en gravure. Dans une note autographe conservée à la bibliothèque de Rouen, il a résumé son idée à ce sujet : « Je me suis fait une loi absolue de ne jamais laisser publier mon portrait toutes les fois que je peux l'empêcher. Les exceptions n'ont eu lieu que par surprise. Nos

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         Original Etchings by American Artists

      Cassell and Company, Limited, New York, London and Paris 1883 - Twenty plates with intact tissue guards. Gently toned interior with few marks of age. Exterior shows commensurate wear. Title continues: "A stunning collection of never-before published works by artists of the New World. Put together for the first time to be known and recognized in Europe, with special introducing and explanatory text, these etchings of remarkable beauty and expressiveness are representative of the American art of the end of the nineteenth century and its greatest figures, most of whom were still unknown to European art connoisseurs; among whom are the names of Thomas Moran, Joseph Pennell, Frederick Church, J. F. Cole, Frederick Dielman., etc." One will admire in this superb collection, which contains twenty plates in great condition, with intact protective tissue guards, the details and precision of the art of etching in these exceptional samples of the talent of American artists. Volume is in overall very good condition with mild wear on covers from rubbing and some fading, and gentle toning inside. Brown buckram covers feature title in gilt on front and decoration on back. Boards show minor warping, mild overall fading and darkening along edges, as well as faint white staining along upper edge of front and two damp stains along fore edge on back. Corners display strong bumping and severe rubbing with exposed boards and some chips. Spine has text in gilt, and displays moderate wear with a 4.5" chip along shoulder near head on front, and a 0.5" x 0.25" scuff in the center. Spine ends are severely rubbed and softened with chipping. Binding is secure with all pages and plates present. Handsome color decorated endpapers feature flowery designs and are mildly worn, with some toning and edge staining and foxing. Illustration plates are all in great condition with intact tissue guards and signed in the plate. Interior is gently age-toned with some faint shadowing of etchings on tissue guards. Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. Last pages exhibit persistent damp stains along fore edge, that are consistent with damp staining of cover on back. Text block edges have all edges gilt with slight scuffing along foot, and some fading. Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear. Approx. 130 pages. 14.25 x 18.5 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Long Island Telephone Co. . List of Subscribers connected November 15, 1882. WITH ADDENDA To Subscribers List of November 15, 1882 WITH List of Subscribers Connected February 20 to April 1, 1883

      The Long Island Telephone Co, Brooklyn [ NY ] 1883 - First Edition. Three pamphlets. 32 pages (last blank), stitched, plus grey printed wrappers. + ADDENDA 4 pages (last blank), self wrappers. + 8 pages (last blank), self wrappers. All 8vo. Preserved in a custom cloth clamshell case. Pamphlets folded as if for mailing. Minor soiling overall. First pamphlet with paper repair to lower right cover not affecting text and several small tears with professional repairs. Wraps. An exceedingly rare grouping of early telephone directories for the Long Island Telephone Company. The Long Island Telephone Company was incorporated after September 24, 1881 and by October 2, 1882 was operational having been granted a sub-license to operate in Long Island by the Metropolitan Telephone and Telegraph Company (who derived its authority directly from Alexander Graham Bell patent licenses in October 1, 1881). These directories and addenda date from November 15, 1882 to April 1, 1883. The company was absorbed (along with the New Jersey Telephone Company) into the New York and New Jersey Telephone Company by June 15, 1883 after operating for less than two years.We have been unable to trace any other examples from this company. We've traced only three multi-page directories in the 1880-1883 time period, each in a single instance (Newport and Suburban Telephonic Exchange. Newport, R.I., 1881; Subscribers of the Dayton Telephone Exchange, June, 1881; and American District Telegraph Co., Chicago Telephone Directory c1880). The first multi-page telephone directory (1878, New Haven, CT) sold for one hundred forty thousand at Christies, New York, in 2008.All directories from this time period are rare, and deserve careful consideration. They are valuable research tools, highlighting early technology adopters (both consumer and business) and can be an excellent source for scholars who trace the evolution of an early communication medium that had tremendous impacts. The fact that callers in the Long Island Telephone directories could connect with others in NYC, upstate NY and NJ is unusual. It could be considered a regional exchange in that sense, rather than simply a district as is the case with the first NYC central office system, the New Haven district and the Newport districts.A fine addition to any serious private or institutional collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         The Long Island Telephone Co. ... List of Subscribers connected November 15, 1882. WITH ADDENDA To Subscribers List of November 15, 1882 WITH List of Subscribers Connected February 20 to April 1, 1883

      Brooklyn [ NY ]: The Long Island Telephone Co, 1883. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. First Edition. Three pamphlets. 32 pages (last blank), stitched, plus grey printed wrappers. + ADDENDA 4 pages (last blank), self wrappers. + 8 pages (last blank), self wrappers. All 8vo. Preserved in a custom cloth clamshell case. Pamphlets folded as if for mailing. Minor soiling overall. First pamphlet with paper repair to lower right cover not affecting text and several small tears with professional repairs. Wraps. An exceedingly rare grouping of early telephone directories for the Long Island Telephone Company. The Long Island Telephone Company was incorporated after September 24, 1881 and by October 2, 1882 was operational having been granted a sub-license to operate in Long Island by the Metropolitan Telephone and Telegraph Company (who derived its authority directly from Alexander Graham Bell patent licenses in October 1, 1881). These directories and addenda date from November 15, 1882 to April 1, 1883. The company was absorbed (along with the New Jersey Telephone Company) into the New York and New Jersey Telephone Company by June 15, 1883 after operating for less than two years. We have been unable to trace any other examples from this company. We've traced only three multi-page directories in the 1880-1883 time period, each in a single instance (Newport and Suburban Telephonic Exchange. Newport, R.I., 1881; Subscribers of the Dayton Telephone Exchange, June, 1881; and American District Telegraph Co., Chicago Telephone Directory c1880). The first multi-page telephone directory (1878, New Haven, CT) sold for one hundred forty thousand at Christies, New York, in 2008. All directories from this time period are rare, and deserve careful consideration. They are valuable research tools, highlighting early technology adopters (both consumer and business) and can be an excellent source for scholars who trace the evolution of an early communication medium that had tremendous impacts. The fact that callers in the Long Island Telephone directories could connect with others in NYC, upstate NY and NJ is unusual. It could be considered a regional exchange in that sense, rather than simply a district as is the case with the first NYC central office system, the New Haven district and the Newport districts. A fine addition to any serious private or institutional collection.

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         Apples of Sodom: a Story of Mormon Life

      William W. Williams, Cleveland 1883 - 6500 shelf. Gold & black-stamped pictorial mustard cloth, slightly cocked. Inked name flyleaf, light foxing throughout. No dust jacket. Floral patterned endpapers. On cover: log cabin beneath tall apple tree. Anti-Mormon novel. 322 pgs 322 p. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         From Maine to the Mississippi

      [Hingham, Massachusetts]: Printed for Private Distribution, 1883. Near Fine. First edition. Introductory letter to the author (identified only as "Edna" by John D. Long, apparently an editor). Octavo. 87pp. Ribbon-tied unprinted stiff oak tag wrappers. Printed on glazed paper. Modest soiling on the wrappers, very good or better, and internally fine. Copyright information notes this was "Written for the Oxford Democrat." Apparently published posthumously, as the Dedication is "In Memory of the Author." Detailed account of a journey by a young woman made mostly by rail from Maine to Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan. A rarity. OCLC locates only two copies.

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         (London South West Sheet).

      London: G W Bacon & Co.,, 1883. Pl 77. Lithograph. Full original hand-colour. Sheet size: 52.5 x 34 cm. Very good condition. South West Sheet from Bacon's 'Popular Atlas of the British Isles' covering Hammersmith, Hyde Park, Green Park, Chelsea, Battersea and Fulham. A detailed and interesting map. Scale of 4 inches to the mile.

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         Codigo Penal para el Distrito Federal y el Territorio de la Baja California, Reformado y adicionado en virtual de la autorization concedida al Ejecutivo por Decreto de 1. de Junio de 1880 [with] Codigo de Procedimientos Civiles para el Distrito Federal y el Territorio de la Baja California, Sobre Delitos del Fuero Comun, y para toda la Republica Mexicana, sobre delitos contra la Federacion

      Chihuahua: Libreria de Donato Miramontes, 1883. Near Fine. Two volumes. Tall octavo. More or less uniformly bound (although the first volume is in diced cloth; the second in pebbled cloth) with similar stamping and gilt titles. Old library stamps on first couple of leaves, and some modest holes in the gutters, else tight and near fine.

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         The Great Pyramid. Observatory, Tomb and Temple

      London, United Kingdom: Chatto & Windus(1883). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. "Proctor was inspired by a passage in the neo-Platonic philosopher Proculus's commentary on Plato's Timaes, which mentioned that before the Great Pyramid was completed it was used as an observatory. Based on his reading of the account he surmised that when the Pyramid was completed to its fiftieth course, i.e. to the level of the top of the Grand Gallery, which was also the floor of the Kings Chamber, it would have made an excellent observatory." CONDITION Brown bds with Black ruled design and bright Gilt tooled detailing (light rubbed cloth which is just starting at spine ends, white mark to rear and smudge to front) pp 323 with with 8 illus and publishers list to rear. Mostly very bright but tissue guard to frontis is discoloured and half title sl foxed, title page has name in pencil. Copy is sl shaken.. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Decorative Cloth. Jacket: No Jacket

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         Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [together with] Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1871 & 1883 - 2 works, quarto (176 x 116 mm). Finely bound in 20th-century red morocco by Sangorski and Sutclife, titles and "Alice" motifs to spines gilt, raised bands, twin rule to boards gilt, "Alice" devices to boards, inner dentelles gilt, gilt edges. Bookplates to front blanks, the occasional minor blemish, spines a little faded, an excellent set. Illustrated throughout by Sir John Tenniel. Early editions, Alice in Wonderland is the 27th thousand and Through the Looking-Glass is the 53rd thousand. A handsomely bound set.

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         Treasure Island

      Cassell & Company, London 1883 - First edition, mixed issue points. October ads (5R 1083). Frontispiece map in 3 colors. viii, 292, [8 ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The enduring children's classic adventure story. Who has not been both scared and enthralled by Blind Pew and the rascally Long John Silver and his Parrot with his cry of "Pieces of Eight" and identified with brave, innocent, young Jim Hawkins? It is the all-time archetypal pirate story, and although consciously and unconsciously derivative, it has all the classic elements of the genre. Some of the characters are based on life and such episodes as Jim overhearing the mutiny plot whilst in a barrel, however unlikely it seems, was indeed based on an actual event involving Stevenson's father. Originally printed in an edition of 2000 copies, the publisher bound the sheets in small batches. The first binding was of 750 copies issued on November 14; however so great was the demand that within a matter of just over three weeks all 2000 copies were bound and issued, the differences between the various bindings is basically one of colour. The only other difference of significance is that of the advertisements. Other points are mentioned but without recourse to a large number of copies it is impossible to place any serious implications on them. For instance in Beinecke's preferred copy, page 127 has a dropped "7", in his description of further copies the "7", as in this copy, has been inserted but it appears impossible to say how and when this happened. Another "point" is the non-capitalization of "Dead Man's Chest", but none of the copies we have examined of the various bindings have been capitalized. (Dead Man's Chest is an islet and it is difficult to know why this was missed when proofs were read.) Other points include the numbering of page 83 (in this copy "8" is missing); and no full-stop on line 20 page 178. The hesitant issuing of this book is probably due to the lack of enthusiasm shown when serialized in 1881 but on the book appearing, a critic hailed it as the best adventure story in print, the rest is history. Beinecke, 241; Prideaux 11; Gumuchian 5443; Grolier 48; Morgan Library, Early Children's Books and Their Illustration, 206; Osborne Collection II, p. 1030. Provenance: H. Morley Fletcher (bookplate) Original green cloth, spine lettered gilt, black endpapers. Some foxing to edges of text block. Recased with highest quality conservation repairs to inner hinges. Very good plus. In cloth chemise and quarter morocco slipcase by James MacDonald of New York Frontispiece map in 3 colors. viii, 292, [8 ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo First edition, mixed issue points. October ads (5R 1083). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Die Stahlkirche. Evangelischer Kultbau auf der Pressa Köln 1928.

      Gr.8, 27 S. Text u. 28 Taf. (davon 4 farbig), Brosch., Umschlag etw. unsauber, Besitzereintrag a. Titelbl., Textteil etw. gebräunt gutes Ex. EA. Enth.: Otto Bartning: Vorwort Paul Girkon: Das evangelische Kultbauproblem und seine Lösung in der Stahlkirche Johannes-Haag-A.-G.: Gutachten über die Heizbarkeit der Stahlkirche Kuhn u. H. Schaim: die statisch-konstruktive Durchbildung der Kirche. - Otto Bartning (12. April 1883 in Karlsruhe - 20. Februar 1959 in Darmstadt) war ein deutscher Architekt und Architekturtheoretiker, der vor allem durch seine Kirchenbauten bekannt wurde. Noch als Student baute Bartning seine erste Kirche, die evangelische Friedenskirche in Peggau in der Steiermark. Dem folgten in der Zeit bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg 17 weitere evangelische Kirchen in den überwiegend katholischen Donauländern, sogenannte Diasporakirchen. Der erste Kirchenbau Bartnings in Deutschland entstand 1909-1910 in Essen. Ab 1912 war er Mitglied im Deutschen Werkbund, von 1919 bis 1923 gehörte er dessen Vorstand an. Zusammen mit Walter Gropius begründete er ab Ende 1918 die Bauhaus-Idee, formulierte weitgehend das Programm, war dann aber an der Gründung nicht beteiligt (Alleingang von Gropius). Bartning zählte zu den Begründern der Architektenvereinigung Der Ring. 1922 erregte sein (nicht ausgeführter) expressionistischer Entwurf einer Sternkirche Aufsehen, 1928 wurde er mit dem Bau der Stahlkirche auf dem Ausstellungsgelände der Pressa in Köln international bekannt. Nach dem Umzug des Bauhauses nach Dessau war Bartning 1926-1930 Direktor der neu gegründeten Bauhochschule in Weimar. Nach dem Sieg der NSDAP in Thüringen 1930 musste er diese Funktion an Paul Schultze-Naumburg, den politischen Zögling des thüringischen NS-Ministers und späteren Reichsinnenministers Wilhelm Frick, abgeben. Danach war er vorwiegend wieder in Berlin tätig, unter anderem war er an der Errichtung der Siemensstadt beteiligt. 1943 arbeitete er an der Restauration der Heiliggeistkirche in Heidelberg (Wikipedia).

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         Official Programme Baltimore Oriole Festival Sept. 11th 12th & 13th 1883 Summer Nights Carnival of the Oriole. Order of the Oriole. Illustrated by Lithographic Plates in Five Colors of the Tableau Floats. Containing Also the Lectures Based Upon the Subjects Portrayed in the Two Divisions and Delivered Before the Members of the Order of the Oriole.

      Sun Book and Job Printing Office., Baltimore 1883 - Scarce colorful program for parade with floats similar to the ones held back then in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. 4to. 30 by 23.5 cm. 64 pp., plus wraps. 26 of these pages are printed in color and can be regarded as color plates. 21 of these pages depict the exotic floats, with two floats per page. Besides the explanatory text, many advertisements, which are themselves of interest. Soiling to the cover. Some closed tearing along the spine fold. One page with a one inch close tear and chip, neither especially disturbing. Age toned leaves throughout. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Topographische en Geologische Beschrijving van een gedeelte van Sumatra's Westkust.

      - Atlas. Stemler, Amsterdam 1883. 17 (auf 15) farb. lithogr. meist (teils mehrfach) gefalteten Karten. Gr.-Folio in Hln.-Mappe. Mappe mit Gebrsp., die prächtigen Karten sehr gu erhalten. Sehr selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         La muse noire

      - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1883, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Edition su carta corrente. Associazione a Brade in piena indaco percaline, leggermente rosolato spina dorsale piatta con un fiorellino oro centrale, data di coda d'oro, titolo della parte bordeaux dolore con graffi, copertine conservati, vincolante contemporanea. autografo Rare firmato da Stanislas de Guaita: "... Nel mio ex padrone V. Charlier, cordiale omaggio Stanislas de Guaita 2 volo ..." La nostra copia è arricchita con una lettera autografa firmata da Stanislas de Guaita lo stesso.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en pleine percaline indigo, dos lisse légèrement bruni orné d'un fleuron central doré, date dorée en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin bordeaux comportant des éraflures, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de Stanislas de Guaita : "... A mon ancien maître V. Charlier, hommage cordial. Stanislas de Guaita. 2 vol." L'ouvrage est en outre enrichi de trois lettres autographes datant de la jeunesse de Stanislas de Guaita adressées au dédicataire par des proches de l'auteur.  

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         The Long Island Telephone Co. ... List of Subscribers connected November 15, 1882. WITH ADDENDA To Subscribers List of November 15, 1882 WITH List of Subscribers Connected February 20 to April 1, 1883

      Brooklyn [ NY ]: The Long Island Telephone Co, 1883. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. First Edition. Three pamphlets. 32 pages (last blank), stitched, plus grey printed wrappers. + ADDENDA 4 pages (last blank), self wrappers. + 8 pages (last blank), self wrappers. All 8vo. All contained in a custom clamshell case. Pamphlets folded as if for mailing. Minor soiling overall. First pamphlet with paper repair to lower right cover not affecting text and several small tears with professional repairs. Wraps. An exceedingly rare grouping of early telephone directories for the Long Island Telephone Company. The Long Island Telephone Company was incorporated after September 24, 1881 and by October 2, 1882 was operational having been granted a sub-license to operate in Long Island by the Metropolitan Telephone and Telegraph Company (who derived its authority directly from Alexander Graham Bell patent licenses in October 1, 1881). These directories and addenda date from November 15, 1882 to April 1, 1883. The company was absorbed (along with the New Jersey Telephone Company) into the New York and New Jersey Telephone Company by June 15, 1883 after operating for less than two years. We have been unable to trace any other examples from this company. We've traced only three multi-page directories in the 1880-1883 time period, each in a single instance (Newport and Suburban Telephonic Exchange. Newport, R.I., 1881; Subscribers of the Dayton Telephone Exchange, June, 1881; and American District Telegraph Co., Chicago Telephone Directory c1880). The first multi-page telephone directory (1878, New Haven, CT) sold for one hundred forty thousand at Christies, New York, in 2008. All directories from this time period are rare, and deserve careful consideration. They are valuable research tools, highlighting early technology adopters (both consumer and business) and can be an excellent source for scholars who trace the evolution of an early communication medium that had tremendous impacts.The fact that callers in the Long Island Telephone directories could connect with others in NYC, upstate NY and NJ is unusual. It could be considered a regional exchange in that sense, rather than simply a district as is the case with the first NYC central office system, the New Haven district and the Newport districts. A fine addition to any serious private or institutional collection.

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         From Maine to the Mississippi

      [Hingham, Massachusetts]: Printed for Private Distribution, 1883. Near Fine. First edition. Introductory letter to the author (identified only as "Edna" by John D. Long, apparently an editor). Octavo. 87pp. Ribbon-tied unprinted stiff oak tag wrappers. Printed on glazed paper. Modest soiling on the wrappers, very good or better, and internally fine. Copyright information notes this was "Written for the Oxford Democrat." Apparently published posthumously, as the Dedication is "In Memory of the Author." Detailed account of a journey by a young woman made mostly by rail from Maine to Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan. A rarity. OCLC locates only two copies.

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         Ammiraglio e Senatore del Regno. Ampio archivio epistolare dal 1883 al 1912 di corrispondenza e di copie di atti in parte autografi. Contiene: A. 6 agosto - 6 settembre 1903, 13 lettere autografe inviate alla consorte Luisa Boarelli (Carissima Bigin), su carta intestata Ministero della Marina _ Il Sottosegretario di Stato, molto interessanti per le notizie su fatti del momento, elezione di Papa Pio X, processo Bettolo, querela all'On. Ferri e all'Avanti, avversita' per i socialisti, _ stretta di mano al Re ed uno sguardo ravvicinato alla Regina_, saluti e rapporti con Giolitti, Saletta, Morin, Mirabello, ecc. B. 1883, lettera manoscritta Riservata di Istruzioni dal Ministro della Marina Benedetto Brin da Roma al Ten.te di Vascello Reynaudi, Comandante la II Squadriglia di Torpediniere. C. 1884, copia di documento manoscritto di Istruzioni per i Comandanti delle Barche Torpediniere in 3 pp. da Spezia, a firma, per il Ministro, del Vice Ammiraglio F. Labrano. ˜D. 1899, copia manoscritta di lettera del Reggente il Ministero della Real Casa T. Generale E. Ponzio Vaglia in ringraziamento da parte di S.M. il Re Umberto I del felice viaggio in Sardegna insieme a S.M. la Regina Margherita a bordo della R.N. Savoia comandata da C.L.R. con l'omaggio Reale di un piccolo busto in argento della Augusta sua persona (della Regina). E. 29 8-bre 903, copia di documento Riservatissimo autografo di C.L.R. di telegramma di Giovanni Giolitti al Contrammiraglio Mirabello, a Kobe in Cina, con offerta del Ministero della Marina nel suo prossimo governo. F. 11 Dic. (1903), biglietto di complimenti per la sua azione in Senato ricevuto dal Comando della Marina di Spezia, con entusiasmo per la nomina di S.E. Mirabello a Ministro e prima delle dimissioni di C.L.R. / 2› biglietto, s.d., ricevuto da con suggerimenti di carriera, Omaggi a Donna Luisa. G. 1912, tre lettere su carta intestata Il Ministro della Marina da parte del Ministro Pasquale Leonardi Cattolica sulla nomina a Membro di una Commissione Militare, al richiamo in servizio attivo, all'accettazione delle dimissioni. Firma autografa Leonardi Cattolica˜

      1883.

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         [Morris, William- Rarity] Chants for Socialist: Excessively Rare 1883 "Democratic Federation" First Issue [together with] 1885 Edition with Walter Crane Headpiece

      London: Reeves, Printed at the Modern Press, [1883]. Two Separate titles, the 1883 first issue, and the 1885 Walter Crane issue. 12mo., original printed wrappers. The excessively rare first issue [1883], as cited by H. Buxtom Forman, was issued two years before the more common Socialist League imprint (dated 1885). The 1883 issue has the Reeves and Modern Press imprints, and differs widely from the second issue. "Democratic Federation, No. 1, The Day is Coming," etc. Near fine with slight soiling. Together with the 1885 edition with the famed Walter Crane vignette on cover, London, Socialist League Office, 1885, itself quite rare. No copies located in the marketplace of the 1883 edition.

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         Autograph Letter Signed, to "Monsieur Knoedler", with an original pen-and-ink sketch of Poissy

      Poissy, 1883. 3 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Fine. Provenance: Dr. Max Thorek, with his collector's stamp. 3 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. To His American Dealer Knoedler, with a Sketch of Poissy. A fine letter to the New York dealer, [Roland?] Knoedler, with sketch in purple ink at the head of the page, of the village of Poissy (Meissonier's adopted home) and the Possy bridge. Meissonier writes: " ... You certainly won't have my painting "de la rose" this season. I'd like to show it at the Salon, and will do my best to finish it on time, but I'm afraid that I'll be too late ... I should love to be able to believe that this will be my most important painting, and I would be much saddened if it were to leave France without having been shown ... I shall not inform you of the unfortunate events of our poor country -- the death of Gambetta affected me deeply, and what's going on now saps my morale as a republican and a patriot -- but i don't want to bother you with my dark thoughts ... Our friend Knight is working also for the Salon and I like his painting very much ... So, my dear Monsieur Knoedler, the school of Poissy is still a famous school ... and now I bid you farewell for the moment, and send you my best wishes across the ocean ... "

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         Collection of 36 Physics papers published Related to the Cavendish Laboratory, written by various authors].

      Royal Society, 1883-1899., London: - 3 volumes. 4to. [approx. 1,000-1,200 pages total (pagination varies)]. Title-pages bound in, numerous plates. Maroon cloth with “Physical Papers” gilt-stamped on each spine; minor kozo repairs. Ownership signatures (in all three vols.) of L.R. Wilberforce, Professor of Physics, London. Very good. WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM JOSEPH JOHN THOMSON [3], JOHN S. TOWNSEND [2], CHARLES THOMSON REES WILSON [3] & 12 PAPERS INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHORS. Remarkable collection of 36 physics papers written by mostly members of the Cavendish Laboratory, including 12 papers which are inscribed to the owner, Lionel Robert Wilberforce, who also worked at the lab. Among the papers are two by J.J. Thomson, winner of the 1906 Nobel Prize for Physics, and Rutherford, who won the 1908 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. One of his papers was a precursor to the first Marconi wireless telegraph and radio stations. Three papers are inscribed by 1927 Nobel Prize winner Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, the inventor of the cloud chamber. CONTENTS: 1. [Volume One]: J.J. Thomson, One Some Applications of Dynamical Principles to Physical Phenomena. 1885. [Sir Joseph John Thomson, (1856-1940) OM PRS was an English physicist and 1906 Nobel laureate in physics, credited with the discovery and identification of the electron; and with the discovery of the first subatomic particle.] // 2. Hugh Longbourne Callendar (1863-1930), On the Practical Measurement of Temperature: experiments made at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge. 1887. [“Callendar made elaborate experiments on this subject at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, in which he compared the platinum resistance thermometer with Regnault’s normal air thermometer and from which he deduced that the resistance of a properly made platinum wire can be related to the reading of the air thermometer by a parabolic formula that was accurate within 1 percent.” â€" DSB]. // 3. Ernest Howard Griffiths (1851-1932), On the Determination of Some Boiling and Freezing Points by Means of the Platinum Thermometer. 1891. INSCRIBED by the author. [See: L.B. Hunt, “The Origin of the Platinum Resistance Thermometer,” Platinum Metals Rev., 1980, 24, (3), 104]. // 4. Ernest Howard Griffiths; & Hugh Longbourne Callendar, On the Determination of the Boiling-Point of Sulphur, and on a method of standardizing platinum resistance thermometers by reference to it. Cavendish Laboratory. 1891. INSCRIBED by Griffiths, “E.H.G.” // 5. Ernest Howard Griffiths, The Value of the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat, deduced from some experiments performed with the view of establishing the relation between the electrical and mechanical units . 1893. [Compliments of the author was once written on the copy, but now erased]. // 6. Ernest Howard Griffiths, The Latent Heat of Evaporation of Water. 1895. “With the Author’s Compliments.” [Griffiths]. // 7. John Walton Capstick, On the Ratio of the Specific Heats of the Parafins, and their Monohalogen Derivatives. 1894. INSCRIBED “From J.N. Carpenter”. [John Walton Capstick (1858-1937), joined the Cavendish Laboratory and held a prominent role from 1891 to 1898, and in the administration of Trinity College from 1895 until 1910]. // 8. John Walton Capstick, On the Ratio of the Specific Heats of Some Compound Gases. 1895. // 9. [Volume Two]: John Henry Poynting, On a Determination of the Mean Density of the Earth and the Gravitation Constant by Means of the Common Balance. 1892. With the Compliments of the Author. [Poynting (1852-1914), British physicist, In the late 1870s he worked in the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge under James Clerk Maxwell. Poynting won the University of Cambridge John Couch Adams Prize in 1893]. // 10. Oliver J. Lodge, Aberration Problems. A discussion concerning the motion of the ether near the Earth, and concerning the connexion between ether and gross matter: with some new experiments. 1893. INSCRIBED, “With the Author’s Compliments.” [Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, FRS (185 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         The Lives of the Roman Emperors and Their Associates : From Julius Caesar (B C 100) to Augustulus (A D 476) : In Five Volumes

      Gebbie & Company, Publishing, Philadelphia 1883 - Light spine sun, light tone, otherwise slight wear. Crisp hardcovers.; Illustrated with Fifty Steel Plates and Numerous Engravings on Wood. Five of five volumes, complete set. "The portraits, wood and steel, are from carefully authenticated antique busts and statues, being reproductions of the plates made for Iconographie Romaine . by the Chevalier Ennio Quirinus Visconti . and after his death, completed by the eminent archaeologist, the Chevalier A Mongez." "The text has been drawn from many sources. For the lives of the first twelve emperors we could not do better for the reader, than to avail ourselves of the justly-famed "Lives" of Suetonius, whose gallery of breathing portraits, and treasury of personal anecdote, sees rather to acquire fresh interest with the lapse of time. The illustrious Tacitus has also served us with one of his most admired productions. For the lives of several of the emperors and their families, we are indebted to the Chevalier Mongez (translated expressly for this work); while the spirited and graphic biographies of the French historian, Jean Baptiste Louis Crevier, are a fund upon which we have freely drawn." . "The biographies have been supplemented by several eloquent and vivid dissertations which elucidate important epochs of Roman history, and thus afford an effective setting from which the personal histories shine forth with a clearer and stronger radiance." - Preface. Five volume set by Gebbie and Co, well regarded for publishing handsome illustrated works. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Treasure Island

      London: Cassell & Company, 1883. First edition, mixed issue points. October ads (5R 1083). Frontispiece map in 3 colors. viii, 292, [8 ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth, spine lettered gilt, black endpapers. Some foxing to edges of text block. Recased with highest quality conservation repairs to inner hinges. Very good plus. In cloth chemise and quarter morocco slipcase by James MacDonald of New York. First edition, mixed issue points. October ads (5R 1083). Frontispiece map in 3 colors. viii, 292, [8 ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The enduring children's classic adventure story. Who has not been both scared and enthralled by Blind Pew and the rascally Long John Silver and his Parrot with his cry of "Pieces of Eight" and identified with brave, innocent, young Jim Hawkins? It is the all-time archetypal pirate story, and although consciously and unconsciously derivative, it has all the classic elements of the genre. Some of the characters are based on life and such episodes as Jim overhearing the mutiny plot whilst in a barrel, however unlikely it seems, was indeed based on an actual event involving Stevenson's father. Originally printed in an edition of 2000 copies, the publisher bound the sheets in small batches. The first binding was of 750 copies issued on November 14; however so great was the demand that within a matter of just over three weeks all 2000 copies were bound and issued, the differences between the various bindings is basically one of colour. The only other difference of significance is that of the advertisements. Other points are mentioned but without recourse to a large number of copies it is impossible to place any serious implications on them. For instance in Beinecke's preferred copy, page 127 has a dropped "7", in his description of further copies the "7", as in this copy, has been inserted but it appears impossible to say how and when this happened. Another "point" is the non-capitalization of "Dead Man's Chest", but none of the copies we have examined of the various bindings have been capitalized. (Dead Man's Chest is an islet and it is difficult to know why this was missed when proofs were read.) Other points include the numbering of page 83 (in this copy "8" is missing); and no full-stop on line 20 page 178. The hesitant issuing of this book is probably due to the lack of enthusiasm shown when serialized in 1881 but on the book appearing, a critic hailed it as the best adventure story in print, the rest is history. Beinecke, 241; Prideaux 11; Gumuchian 5443; Grolier 48; Morgan Library, Early Children's Books and Their Illustration, 206; Osborne Collection II, p. 1030. Provenance: H. Morley Fletcher (bookplate)

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         Autograph letter signed.

      [London], 23. II. 1883. - 8vo. 2½ pp. on bifolium. To Miss Macgregor, returning her poem on Freyja. Comments on another Germanic mythological cycle and on the origin of Freyja: "I return with thanks your poem on Freyja's Roaming Guest for Odur, which I have read with much pleasure. I think Aurora, belonging to another cycle of mythology, should be replaced by Dawn. The East being, in Germanic love, the quarter where life awakes, as typified by the goddess Ostara, would perhaps better be called the 'glowing', instead of the 'slumb[e]rous' [.]". - On stationery with printed address. - Quite spotty and some damage to upper corner of fol. 2 (slightly touching text).

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         Histoire de Florence depuis ses origines jusqu'à la domination des Médicis puis depuis la domination des Médicis jusqu'à la chute de la République

      Hachette 1883 puis Maison Quantin 1890. 9 volumes In-8 reliés demi-chagrin marron, dos à nerfs, titre doré, dates dorées en queue. 604 + 541 + 580 + 547 + 498 et deux cartes couleurs + 524 + 597 + 526 + 533 pages. Reliure signée de Victor CHAMPS. Bel ensemble pour ce travail monumental, complet des 9 volumes couvrant les deux périodes (avant et après les MEDICIS), dans une belle reliure sobre et uniforme.

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         L'oeuvre complet de Rembrandt,décrit et commenté par Eugène Dutuitet reproduit à l'aide des procédés de l'héliogravure par M. Charreyre

      Paris: A. Lévy, 1883.(). Large 4to. 2 volumes in 4. One of 500 numbered copies. Bound in 1/2 morocco; most covers detached. Mounted plates. Foxing throughout. Entries: 363 prints by, 6 doubtful and 2 rejected prints. Millimeters. Inscriptions. States. Described. Located (selection). Survey of major public and private collections of Rembrandt etchings. Concordance with [B. Remb.], Claussin, Wilson, Blanc and Middleton.

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         The Golden Chersonese and The Way Thither.

      - London, John Murray, 1883. 8vo. Original green cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt; pp. xvi, [2], 483, [4, advertisements], 16 plates, folding map at rear; light rubbing to extremities, and expert restorations to hinges, light toning due to paper stock. Scarce first edition, printed presentation sheet From the Author pasted onto front fly-leaf. One of the foremost lady travellers of the Victorian era, Isabella Bird (also known as Mrs. Bishop) visited Canton and the Malay Peninsula in 1879. The Golden Chersonese contains fascinating observations on Canton, Hong Kong, Saigon, Singapore, Sungei Ujong, Selangor and Perak, and elsewhere. With her usual eye for detail, Bird's account offers an important record of her visits. Several chapters are devoted to the Malay Peninsula (Singapore, Malacca, Sungei Ujong, Selangor, Perak, Larut, and Kuala Kangsar), with observations on the criminal classes of Hong Kong, night life in Canton, Naam-hoi prison, punishment and torture, Portuguese missionaries, Chinese anaesthetics, Anamite life, European life in Saigon, Malay manners and customs, the growth of Singapore, the lieutenant-governor of Malacca, the Malacca jungle, outlaws in Selangor, yachting in the Malacca Straits, opium farming, mining in Perak, slavery, the Malay interior, local flora and fauna. Cordier Bibliotheca Indosinica 1471. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         L'Art Japonais.

      A. Quantin, 1883 - Folio. 2 vols. iv, 310, 369pp. 64 chromo-lithograph & heliogravure plates. Numerous text-illus. throughout. Original pictorial cloth, slightly rubbed. With original dust jacket, rubbed. Limited to 1400 copies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         [Collection of 36 Physics papers published Related to the Cavendish Laboratory, written by various authors].

      London: Royal Society, 1883-1899. London:: Royal Society, 1883-1899., 1883. 3 volumes. 4to. [approx. 1,000-1,200 pages total (pagination varies)]. Title-pages bound in, numerous plates. Maroon cloth with â€

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         Fondements d'une théorie générale des ensembles [WITH:] Sur divers théorémes de la théorie des ensembles de points situés dans un espace continu à n dimensions Contained Acta Mathematica 2:4. along with 5 other papers by Cantor.

      Stockholm Beijer 1883 - First editions in French. 4to., pp305-429, original wrappers, bound into modern half calf, marbled boards, an excellent example. To describe set theory as foundational to our modern way of life is an understatement. The foundation of set theory which has become a fundamental theory in mathematics. Cantor (1845-1918) established the importance of one-to-one correspondence between the members of two sets, defined infinite and well-ordered sets, and proved that the real numbers are more numerous than the natural numbers. In fact, Cantor's method of proof of this theorem implies the existence of an "infinity of infinities". He defined the cardinal and ordinal numbers and their arithmetic. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         [Collection of 36 Physics papers published Related to the Cavendish Laboratory, written by various authors].

      London:: Royal Society, 1883-1899., 1883. 3 volumes. 4to. [approx. 1,000-1,200 pages total (pagination varies)]. Title-pages bound in, numerous plates. Maroon cloth with "Physical Papers" gilt-stamped on each spine; minor kozo repairs. Ownership signatures (in all three vols.) of L.R. Wilberforce, Professor of Physics, London. Very good. WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM JOSEPH JOHN THOMSON [3], JOHN S. TOWNSEND [2], CHARLES THOMSON REES WILSON [3] & 12 PAPERS INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHORS. Remarkable collection of 36 physics papers written by mostly members of the Cavendish Laboratory, including 12 papers which are inscribed to the owner, Lionel Robert Wilberforce, who also worked at the lab. Among the papers are two by J.J. Thomson, winner of the 1906 Nobel Prize for Physics, and Rutherford, who won the 1908 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. One of his papers was a precursor to the first Marconi wireless telegraph and radio stations. Three papers are inscribed by 1927 Nobel Prize winner Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, the inventor of the cloud chamber. CONTENTS: 1. [Volume One]: J.J. Thomson, One Some Applications of Dynamical Principles to Physical Phenomena. 1885. [Sir Joseph John Thomson, (1856-1940) OM PRS was an English physicist and 1906 Nobel laureate in physics, credited with the discovery and identification of the electron; and with the discovery of the first subatomic particle.] // 2. Hugh Longbourne Callendar (1863-1930), On the Practical Measurement of Temperature: experiments made at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge. 1887. ["Callendar made elaborate experiments on this subject at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, in which he compared the platinum resistance thermometer with Regnault's normal air thermometer and from which he deduced that the resistance of a properly made platinum wire can be related to the reading of the air thermometer by a parabolic formula that was accurate within 1 percent." - DSB]. // 3. Ernest Howard Griffiths (1851-1932), On the Determination of Some Boiling and Freezing Points by Means of the Platinum Thermometer. 1891. INSCRIBED by the author. [See: L.B. Hunt, "The Origin of the Platinum Resistance Thermometer," Platinum Metals Rev., 1980, 24, (3), 104]. // 4. Ernest Howard Griffiths; & Hugh Longbourne Callendar, On the Determination of the Boiling-Point of Sulphur, and on a method of standardizing platinum resistance thermometers by reference to it. Cavendish Laboratory. 1891. INSCRIBED by Griffiths, "E.H.G." // 5. Ernest Howard Griffiths, The Value of the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat, deduced from some experiments performed with the view of establishing the relation between the electrical and mechanical units ... 1893. [Compliments of the author was once written on the copy, but now erased]. // 6. Ernest Howard Griffiths, The Latent Heat of Evaporation of Water. 1895. "With the Author's Compliments." [Griffiths]. // 7. John Walton Capstick, On the Ratio of the Specific Heats of the Parafins, and their Monohalogen Derivatives. 1894. INSCRIBED "From J.N. Carpenter". [John Walton Capstick (1858-1937), joined the Cavendish Laboratory and held a prominent role from 1891 to 1898, and in the administration of Trinity College from 1895 until 1910]. // 8. John Walton Capstick, On the Ratio of the Specific Heats of Some Compound Gases. 1895. // 9. [Volume Two]: John Henry Poynting, On a Determination of the Mean Density of the Earth and the Gravitation Constant by Means of the Common Balance. 1892. With the Compliments of the Author. [Poynting (1852-1914), British physicist, In the late 1870s he worked in the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge under James Clerk Maxwell. Poynting won the University of Cambridge John Couch Adams Prize in 1893]. // 10. Oliver J. Lodge, Aberration Problems. A discussion concerning the motion of the ether near the Earth, and concerning the connexion between ether and gross matter: with some new experiments. 1893. INSCRIBED, "With the Author's Compliments." [Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, FRS (1851-1940), British physicist, "best known for his advocacy and elaboration of Maxwell's aether theory."] // 11. W.C. Dampier Whetham, On the Alleged Slipping at the Boundary of a Liquid in Motion. 1890. [William Cecil Dampier Whetham (1867-1952), studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, and then began his research work at the Cavendish Laboratories in 1889. // 12. J.J. Thomson, On the Determination of the Number of Electrostatic Units in the Electromagnetic Unit of Electricity. 1883. // 13. J.J. Thomson; & G.F.C. Searle, A Determination of "v," the ratio of the electromagnetic unit of electricity to the electrostatic unit. 1890. // 14. R.T. Glazebrook (1854-1935); & T.C. Fitzpatrick, On the Specific Resistance of Mercury. 1888. [Sir Richard Tetley Glazebrook KCB KCVO FRS, English physicist, studied physics under James Clerk Maxwell and Lord Rayleigh at the new Cavendish Laboratory and in 1880 was appointed a demonstrator at the laboratory. In 1899 he became the first Director of the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington]. // 15. R.T. Glazebrook; & S. Skinner, On the Clark Cell as a Standard of Electromotive Force. 1892. // 16. W.C. Dampier Whetham, On the Velocities of the Ions. 1895. INSCRIBED "L.R. Wilberforce, Esqr. With the Author's Compliments". // 17. James Alfred Ewing (1855-1935), Experimental Researches in Magnetism. 1885. [Sir James Alfred Ewing KCB FRS, FRSE MInstitCE (1855?1935) Scottish physicist and engineer, best known for his work on the magnetic properties of metals and his discovery of, and coinage of the word, hysteresis.] // 18. James Alfred Ewing (1855-1935), Effects of Stress and Magnetisation on the Thermoelectric Quality of Iron. 1886. // 19. James Alfred Ewing (1855-1935); & G.C. Cowan, Magnetic Qualities of Nickel. 1888. // 20. James Alfred Ewing (1855-1935), Magnetic Qualities of Nickel. (Supplementary paper). 1888. // 21. James Alfred Ewing (1855-1935); & William Low, On the Magnetisation of Iron and other Magnetic Metals in Very Strong Fields. 1889. // 22. [Volume Three]: S.W.J. Smith, On the Nature of Electrocapillary Phenomena. 1899. // 23. Hon. R.J. Strutt, On the Least Potential Difference Required to Produce Discharge Through Various Gases. 1900. [Robert John Strutt (1875-1947), 4th Baron Rayleigh FRS]. // 24. Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937), A Magnetic Detector of Electrical Waves and Some of its Applications. 1897. [Rutherford, worked with J.J. Thomson at the Cavendish Laboratory, and in 1908 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 'for his investigations into the disintegration of the elements and the chemistry of radioactive substances.' "The magnetic detector or Marconi magnetic detector, sometimes called the "Maggie", was an early radio wave detector used in some of the first radio receivers to receive Morse code messages during the wireless telegraphy era around the turn of the 20th century. Developed in 1902 by radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi from a method invented in 1895 by New Zealand physicist Ernest Rutherford it was used in Marconi wireless stations until around 1912, when it was superseded by vacuum tubes."]. Signed by Wilberforce. // 25. George Frederick Charles Searle (1864-1954), Problems in Electric Convection. 1896. Inscribed by the author. Searle, FRS, British physicist & teacher, of Searle's bar fame, was responsible for the practical laboratories at Cavendish, where he worked under J.J. Thomson. // 26. John S. Townsend (1868-1957), Magnetization of Liquids. 1896. INSCRIBED: "L. R. Wilberforce, Esq., With the Author's Compts." Sir John Sealy Edward Townsend, Irish mathematical physicist. // 27. G.T. Walker, On Boomerangs. 1897. Communicated by J.J. Thomson. Sir Gilbert Thomas Walker, CSI, FRS (1868-1958), nicknamed "Boomerang Walker", English physicist and statistician. "Walker studied mathematics and applied it to a variety of fields including aerodynamics, electromagnetism and the analysis of time-series data before taking up a teaching position at Cambridge University." // 28. A.M. Worthington; & R.S. Cole, Impact With a Liquid Surface, Studied by the Aid of Instantaneous Photography. 1897. [Well before the photo-work of Harold "Doc" Edgerton (1903-1990], working with a stroboscope. "Arthur Mason Worthington CB, FRS [1852-1916] was an English physicist and educator. He is best known for his work on fluid mechanics, especially the physics of splashes; for observing those, he pioneered techniques of high speed photography." // 29. C.T. Heycock; & F.H. Neville. Complete Freezing-Point Curves of Binary Alloys Containing Silver or Copper Together with Another Metal. 1897. INSCRIBED "With the Compliments of the Authors." // 30. Prof. Osborne Reynolds; & W.H. Moorby. Bakerian Lecture. The Mechanical Equivalent of Heat. 1898. INSCRIBED, "With Prof. Osborne Reynolds Compliments." // 31. Richard Threlfall; & Joseph Henry Draper Brearly, Researches on the Electric Properties of Pure Substances. 1896. // 32. John S. Townsend (1868-1957), The Diffusion of Ions into Gases. 1899. INSCRIBED, "With the Author's Compliments." [see above]. // 33. James Alfred Ewing (1855-1935); & Walter Rosenhain, Bakerian Lecture. The Crystalline Structure of Metals. 1899. // 34. Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1868-1959), Condensation of Water Vapour in the Presence of Dust-Free Air and Other Gases. 1897. INSCRIBED to "L. R. Wilberforce Esq., With the Author's Compliments." Wilson, CH, FRS was a Scottish physicist and meteorologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of the cloud chamber. // 35. Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1868-1959), On the Condensation Nuclei Produced in Gases by the Action of Röntgen Rays, Uranium Rays, Ultra-Violet Light, and Other Agents. 1899. INSCRIBED to "With the Author's Compliments." This won him the Nobel Prize for physics in 1927. [see below, next item]. // 36. Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1868-1959), On the Comparative Efficiency as Condensation Nuclei of Positively and Negatively Charged Ions. INSCRIBED to "With the Author's Compliments." // PROVENANCE: Lionel Robert Wilberforce (1861-1944), graduated from Trinity College (1884), Professor of Physics, London, physicist, best known for the Wilberforce pendulum. His history explains why this collection was kept: Wilberforce worked with J.J. Thomson at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge. He taught at University College, Liverpool. See: DNB.

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         Podarok molodym khoziaikam: ili, Sredstvo k umen'sheniiu raskhodov v domashnem khoziaistvie

      S.-Peterburg 1883 - 2 vols. bound in 1. 451, 260, lviii[p.] plus [1]p. adverts. Original cloth. 24cm. Wear and several small gouges along joints and on front cover. Edges rather heavily rubbed. Lacks front free endpaper and any other leaves before title-page. Contents sound with mostly modest, scattered foxing and other bits of wear, A few pencil notes here and there. An uncommon 19th century printing of an important Russian cookery item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le avventure di Pinocchio.

      Florence: Felice Paggi,, 1883. Storia di un burattino. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in gilt, to front cover in gilt and blind on gilt ground. Housed in a custom red morocco folding case. Frontispiece and 61 illustrations by Enrico Mazzanti. Contemporary ownership inscription ("Al suo piccolo amico. Ugo 14 Marzo '83 Pagano") on title-page. Recased, joints repaired, endpapers renewed, boards slightly rubbed, some professional restoration internally including repairs to marginal tears and in text on p. 65 and p 419, some strengthening at gutter and reinserted leaves, illustration on p. 101 partially inked in. An excellent copy. First edition in book form. A lovely copy of this exceedingly scarce book, with six copies in original cloth traced at auction in addition to this copy, and 15 copies located institutionally worldwide on OCLC. "One of the best known fantasies, and the most popular children's book to come out of Italy... The story was written for a Rome children's magazine, the Giornale dei bambini, where the first instalment appeared on 7 July 1881. It was published as a book in 1883 under the title Le Avventure di Pinocchio: Storia di un burattino (History of a Puppet), and quickly became a best-seller... Lorenzini's publisher is said to have made a fortune out of it, but Lorenzini himself died too early [in 1890] to witness its international success... Almost nothing else in children's literature equals Pinocchio for wildness of invention" (Humphrey Carpenter and Mari Prichard: The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature). The first printing was likely a small one, as it the book ran to no less than twelve reprints during the first year of publication. This is the Manney copy (Sotheby's NY, 11 Oct 1991).

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