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About this Item: Berlin, 1926. No binding. Condition: Fine. Autograph Correspondence Card Signed, to Michele Besso, May 1, 1926, Berlin. In German. 1 p., 4 1/4 x 5⅞ in. Complete Translation[1] 1 May 1926Dear Michele, I read that paper[2] right away at the time, but I don't think that anything more profound lies behind it. There is, naturally, a rough connection between a decrease in volume and energy, and from here one can try to come nearer to the empirical phenomena by introducing further parameters. But this happens in such a way that neither rhyme nor reason can be made of it. It is very reminiscent of Traube. Using such apothecary's methods one cannot reveal any of God's secrets, I think. Schrödinger did a couple of wonderful studies on quantum rules (Ann d Physik).[3] That has the scent of a deeper truth. Let it be explained to you. I'm coming to Switzerland in July. End of July is LN meeting in Geneva.[4] Then I'm going somewhere in the mountains with Tete. So I'll visit you, or else we can meet. Warm regards, also to Anna and Vero, your AlbertHistorical BackgroundEarly in 1926, Michele Besso sent Einstein an early draft of a paper by Swiss chemist Gottfried Beck on quantum mechanics. Beck had initially submitted the paper to the Swiss scientific journal Helvetica Chemica Acta, which rejected it as too speculative. On April 25, 1926, Besso wrote to Einstein about Beck's paper. After discussing the details, he writes, "This surely is an amusing thing; I was surprised that you didn't write me anything about it. Here, too, reality is once again simpler than the theoretical conceptions would lead one to expect."[5]Three months later, Einstein wrote to Besso regarding Beck's paper: "it is obviously particularly painful to use the quantum condition together with the equations of motion here, because the validity of the latter appears to be irreconcilable with the validity of the former." Einstein was skeptical that Beck's equation "has any reality left within it in the face of quanta. I vigorously doubt it." However, Einstein found the construction of the left side of the equation "surely contains a deeper truth." Einstein declared to Besso, "I cannot make myself glue two things together (like the left- and right-hand sides of this equation) that have nothing to do with each other logico-mathematically."[6]Michele Besso (1873-1955) was born in Zurich, Switzerland, into an Italian Jewish family. He was a close friend of Albert Einstein when they worked together at the Federal Polytechnic Institute in Zurich and at the patent office in Bern, where Einstein helped Besso get a job. Besso met his future wife Anna Winteler through Einstein in June 1897. In 1898, their son Vero was born in Winterthur, Switzerland. Einstein referred to Besso as "the best sounding board in Europe" for scientific ideas. Besso died in Geneva, just over one month before Einstein died in Princeton, New Jersey.Johann Gottfried Beck (1900-1992) received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Bern in December 1925. He worked as an assistant to Heinrich Zangger at the Institute for Forensic Medicine at the University of Zurich.Isidor Traube (1860-1943) was born in Hanover, the son of a wealthy German-Jewish merchant. He received his doctorate in organic chemistry in 1882. He founded capillary chemistry and conducted advanced research on liquids, helping to define the concepts of surface tension and critical temperature. In 1882, he joined the faculty of Technische Hochshule in Berlin and became a professor of chemistry there in 1900. Unacceptable to National Socialists, Traube was barred from his laboratory, and he left Germany in 1934. Through the aid of British colleagues, he was provided with a laboratory at the University of Edinburgh. During his long career, he was a persistent and stubborn controversialist in opposition to various theories.Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961) was born in Vienna, Austria. He was a commissioned officer in the Austrian fortress artillery. (See website for full description). Autograph Card Signed. Seller Inventory # 25045

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Coryate, Thomas

Published by Printed by W[illiam] S[tansby], London (1611)

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About this Item: Printed by W[illiam] S[tansby], London, 1611. First edition. Quarto in eights (8 1/8 x 6 inches; 206 x 153 mm). [-]2; a8-b8 ([-]1 inserted after a3); b4; c8-g8; h4-l4; B8-D8 (D3 inserted after preceding D); E8-3C8; 3D4; [-]2 (first is signed 3E3 and both are errata). The present copy collates the same as Pforzheimer. Illustrated with engraved title-page by William Hole and five engraved plates. Plates include the woodcut of the badge of the Prince of Wales as well as three folding plates. Also illustrated with two inter-textual engravings and numerous woodcut initials and head-pieces. With two leaves of errata. 19th-century straight-grain red morocco. Boards ruled and stamped in gilt with a central gilt coat-of-arms of Sir Henry Harben. Gilt dentelles and board edges. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Some occasional light dampstaining and a few instances of old ink maginalia. The clock plate has been reinforced on the back side with two small tape repairs. The clock plate is not cropped which is rare. Engraved title is inserted on a stub. It has been remargined on the outer right margin and cropped close, as usual. Some light rubbing to edges and hinges. Book plates on front endpapers of Henry Devenish Harben, Dogmersfield Library and Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow. An exceptional copy."Perfect copies with the plates intact are not common.The D.N.B. has repeated the statement that the Chetham copy is the only perfect one know." (Pforzheimer 218) This copy owned by and bound for Sir Henry Harben (1823-1911) who was the driving force behind the Prudential Insurance Company and was knighted in 1897. This copy also with the bookplate of his grandson, Henry Devenish Harben (1874-1967), chairman of Prudential Insurance Company."There probably has never been another such combination of learning and unconscious buffoonery as is here set forth. Coryate was a serious and pedantic traveller who (as he states in his title) in five months toilsome travel wandered, mostly on foot, over a large part (by his own reckoning 1,975 miles) of western Europe. His adventures probably appeared to his contemporaries as more ridiculous than exciting, but at this remove, his chronicle by its very earnestness provides an account of the chief cities of early seventeenth century Europe which is at least valuable as it is amusing. It was probably his difficulties with the booksellers which induced Coryate to solicit the extraordinary sheaf of testimonials prefixed to the volume. Possibly he acted upon the notion apparently now current among publishers of social directories that every person listed is a prospective purchaser of the work. At any rate he secured contributions from more than sixty writers at the time. Among his panegyrists appear the names of Jonson, Chapman, Donne, Campion, Harington, Drayton, Davies of Hereford, and others, each contributor vying to mock poor Coryate with solemn ridicule." (Pforzheimer 218) "Coryate drew on his experiences in writing Coryats Crudities (1611), which was intended to encourage courtiers and gallants to enrich their minds by continental travel. It contains illustrations, historical data, architectural descriptions, local customs, prices, exchange rates, and food and drink, but is too diffuse and bulky-there are 864 pages in the 1905 edition-to become a vade-mecum. To solicit 'panegyric verses' Coryate circulated copies of the title-page depicting his adventures and his portrait, which had been engraved by William Hole and which he considered a good likeness. About sixty contributors include many illustrious authors, not all in verse, some insulting, some pseudonymous. Prince Henry accepted the dedication but insisted that all were published. " (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography) Cox 98. Keynes 70. Pforzheimer 218. Seller Inventory # 897

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Coryats crudities; hastily gobled up in five: Coryate, Thomas

About this Item: printed by W[illiam] S[tansby for the author], London, 1611. First edition. First edition. Engraved title by William Hole featuring portrait bust of author surrounded by emblematic figures, four additional engraved plates (2 folding) and 2 engravings in text also by Hole, full-page woodcut badge of the Prince of Wales. [196], 364, [23], 366-393, [23], 395-398, 403-655, [51] pp. Letterpress title: "Three Crude Veines are Present in This Booke.". With errata leaf and apology for errata leaf; separate title for "Posthuma fragmenta poematum georgii coryati". 4to (209 x 145 mm). The First Grand Tour, One of the Great English Literary Curiosities. In 1608 Thomas Coryate, something of an unofficial court jester in the house of Henry, Prince of Wales, undertook a journey across the continent, much of it by foot, which established precedence for the Grand Tour that would become a matter of ritual for Britians of generations to come. Coryate's idiosyncratic account of his travels remains an important work of early English literature; "intended to encourage courtiers and gallants to enrich their minds by continental travel, [it] contains illustrations, historical data, architectural descriptions, local customs, prices, exchange rates, and food and drink" (ODNB). "There probably has never been another such combination of learning and unconscious buffoonery as is here set forth. Coryate was a serious and pedantic traveller who in five months toilsome travel wandered . over a large part (by his own reckoning 1,975 miles) of western Europe. His adventures probably appeared to his contemporaries as more ridiculous than exciting, but at this remove his chronicle by its very earnestness provides an account of the chief cities of early seventeenth century Europe which is at least as valuable as it is amusing" (Pforzheimer). The narrative is is preceded by an impressive number of panegyrics by the London literati, including Ben Jonson, George Chapman, John Donne, Thomas Campion, and many others, solicited by Corayte as a way of demonstrating to booksellers the saleability of the work. These lyrics mock as much as they pay tribute, however, and "during the winter of 1610-1611, this baiting of Coryate was apparently the talk of all literary London" (ibid). The present copy is complete, with the errata leaf, a leaf preceding and apologizing for the errata leaf, and all plates and illustrations. "Perfect copies with the plates intact are not common" (Pforzheimer). Pforzheimer 218; STC 5208 Nineteenth century full crimson morocco gilt by W. Pratt, a.e.g. Expert marginal restoration to titles and several leaves at front, some repairs to text in panegyrics resulting in browning to a small number of words and loss to a few others, a handful of neatly repaired tears throughout including to folding plates, three columns discretely colored on plate of Amphitheater of Verona, plate of Clock of Strasbourg trimmed at top and bottom borders as usual, some scattered light foxing; still a clean copy in an attractive binding Engraved title by William Hole featuring portrait bust of author surrounded by emblematic figures, four additional engraved plates (2 folding) and 2 engravings in text also by Hole, full-page woodcut badge of the Prince of Wales. [196], 364, [23], 366-393, [23], 395-398, 403-655, [51] pp. Letterpress title: "Three Crude Veines are Present in This Booke.". With errata leaf and apology for errata leaf; separate title for "Posthuma fragmenta poematum georgii coryati". 4to (209 x 145 mm). Seller Inventory # 307449

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Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years: Whymper, Edward

Whymper, Edward

Published by John Murray, London (1871)

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About this Item: John Murray, London, 1871. First edition of the author's classic work on mountaineering, the first to help promote the very notion that peaks are meant to be climbed. Octavo, original cloth, 23 plates and numerous illustrations after drawings by Whymper; 5 folding maps. Inscribed by the author to the geologist and Alpinist Thomas Bonney , "from his obedient servant--the Author." Also tipped in is a cordial 2 1/2-page letter signed from Whymper dated London, 15 June 1871, presenting this copy to Bonney, with additional comments on geological topics and book reviewing ("If I am asked to suggest reviewers, could you spare time to cut up 'Scrambles'?"). Published in 1871, Scrambles Amongst the Alps is Whymper's own story of his nine years spent climbing in the Alps. One of the first books devoted to the sheer thrill of mountaineering, it is a breathtaking account of the triumph of man over mountain "the mountain which first dominated then destroyed him. His book Scrambles is the most famous mountaineering book in the world" (Neate). Seller Inventory # 25092

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Hirschfeld, Al (poster artist)

Published by MGM / Hal Roach (1938)

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About this Item: MGM / Hal Roach, 1938. No Binding. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Hirschfeld, Al (illustrator). Vintage original 41 x 81" (102 x 202 cm.) three sheet poster style A, USA. Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Greta Natzler, Walter Woolf King, Eric Blore, dir: John G. Blystone; Hal Roach / MGM. One of the finest of all posters by the legendary artist Al Hirschfeld. MGM employed Hirschfeld numerous times throughout the 1930s to design campaigns in his unique caricature art for several comedies, and particularly for the great comedy team of Laurel and Hardy. Operetta was combined with comedy in this story of two mousetrap salesmen who hope to strike it rich in Switzerland. They are swindled out of their money by a cheese maker and must work off their hotel debt. One way is by moving the piano of an operetta composer (whose chambermaid wife Ollie has fallen in love with) across a rope bridge over the Alpines, a bridge on which they meet a gorilla. Only Stan and Ollie could get into a mess like this. The locations were achieved by filming at Big Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead, CA. On the poster with the boys is Greta Natzler, Austrian-born operetta singer who made a few films in Germany and England prior to this. This would be her only American film, and it would be her last. This is, needless to say, an extremely scarce poster, and when viewed in person its colors are really vibrant! On linen, NEAR FINE. Seller Inventory # 10154

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ITINERARY WRITTEN BY FYNES MORYSON GENT. First: Moryson Fynes

About this Item: London John Beale 1617, 1617. 3 parts bound as one. FIRST EDITION. VERY SCARCE. Handsomely illustrated with 8 original woodcut engravings of Venice, Naples, Rome, Genoa, Paris, Constantinople, Jerusalem and the plan of a church. Also with extensive tables of coins, histories, genealogies, etc. Large and beautiful woodcut initials throughout along with elaborate engraved head and tail pieces. Folio, handsomely bound in full contemporary style calf, covers ruled in blind and blind paneled in center, spine with blind ruled raised bands, original gilt lettered red morocco lettering label. [14], 295, 301, 292 pp. Without blanks 1 and eeee8 as is usual. A handsome and well preserved copy of this valuable work. The binding is sturdy and strong and handsome, internally crisp and unwashed and unpressed. Some re-margining accomplished at the gutter areas of some initial leaves and to the outer edges of some leaves at the end of the volume. SCARCE FIRST EDITION REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING WORKS OF ITS KIND, ONE OF THE GREATEST CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN ACCOUNTS OF ITS PERIOD AND "A VALUABLE AND MUCH ESTEEMED WORK." - Lowndes. Moryson,1566-1630, was one of the period’s most accomplished travellers. "'from his tender youth, he had a great desire to see foreign countries', and in 1589 he obtained a license to travel. On 1 May 1591 he took ship at Leigh, near Southend, and for the greater part of the six years following wandered about Europe. At the end of 1591 he reached Prague, where he dreamt of his father's death on the day of the event. The news was confirmed at Nuremberg, and after a year's leisurely tour through Germany he retraced his steps to the Low Countries in order to dispose of his modest patrimony. On the 7th of January, 1593, he entered himself as a student at Leyden University. He subsequently passed through Denmark and Poland to Vienna, and thence by way of Pontena and Chiusa into Italy in October 1593. After visiting Naples, he thoroughly explored Rome, where he paid visits to Cardinals Allen and Bellarmine. The former gave him every facility for viewing the antiquities. The cities of North Italy occupied him from April 1594 to the beginning of 1595. In the early spring of 1595 he had an interview with Theodore Beza at Geneva, and journeying hurriedly through France, caught a glimpse of Henri IV at Fontainebleau, and landed at Dover on the 13th of May in 1595. 0n the 8th of December of the same year Moryson started on a second journey, setting sail for Flushing. A younger brother, Henry, bore him company. Passing through Germany to Venice, they went, at the end of April 1596, by sea to Joppa, spent the first fortnight of June at Jerusalem, and thence went by Tripoli and Aleppo to Antioch. At Beilan, a neighboring village, Henry Moryson died on the 4th of July in 1596 at the age of 27 years. Fynes afterwards made for Constantinople, where the English ambassador, Edward Barton [, hospitably entertained him. He finally reached London by way of Venice and Stade on the 10th of July,1597. In April 1598 Moryson visited Scotland, but soon came home, and spent some time in the autumn with his sisters, Faith Mussendyne and Jane, wife of George Allington, of the pipe office. At the time his brother Richard was taking an active part in the government of Ireland, and strongly recommended him to seek employment there. On the 13th he reached Dundalk, where his brother was governor; on the same day George Cranmer, the chief secretary of Sir Charles Blount, the lord-deputy, was killed at Carlingford, and Moryson was at once appointed to his place. He found his new master all that he could wish, aided him in his efforts to suppress Tyrone's rebellion, and remained through life a devoted admirer. After Lord Devonshire's death in 1606, Moryson had spent three years in making an abstract of the history of the twelve countries which he had visited, but his manuscript proved so bulky that with a consideration rare in authors he destroyed it, and turned his attention. Seller Inventory # 21804

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About this Item: Moscow, 1801. Hardcover. Condition: Good. n/a. Please feel free to request a detailed description. Short description (computer translated from Russian into English): Puteshestvie gospodina Buri po Alpijskim goram./Journey Mr. Sturm the Alpine mountains., M., 1801, . Please contact us for details on condition of available copies of the book. Land of Magazines has thousands of titles and often several copies of each title may be available.SKUMS000731. SKUMS000009 Language: Russian (unless indicated otherwise by the description). Seller Inventory # MS000009

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Beckford, William Thomas]: Faulkner, Arthur Brooke:

Published by London: John Macrone, 1837. (1837)

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About this Item: London: John Macrone, 1837., 1837. [2],iv,[3-]350pp. Original paper boards, printed spine label. Lower board detached, upper board nearly so, spine chipped, edges worn. Copious pencil notations on endpapers and titlepage, pencil drawing on rear pastedown, with a few additional notation marks scattered through the text. Light tanning and occasional foxing. Good plus. In a half calf box. A copy of Arthur Brook Faulkner's travel narrative, styled as letters to Lord Henry Brougham, well annotated by William Thomas Beckford, writer and author of the Gothic novel VATHEK. Faulkner was an Irish physician and author known for his accounts of continental travel. Here, he writes rather snobbishly of his tour through France, Switzerland, and Italy in early 1837. Beckford, however, was not amused, and amongst his entertaining notes opined that, "This rambling author runs his furious truck & vulgar rig against established. governments with such umitigated virulence that one can hardly help feeling surprised that even Ld Brougham should have accepted the dedication of such a farrago of rank abuse & hackneyed ribaldry." Beckford's further detailed observations are written onto the front and rear endpapers as well as the verso of the titlepage, ranging from short quotation of passages to poltical commentary and notes on mythology. On the rear pastedown, there is a pencil drawing in Beckford's hand of a book cabinet designed for his home in Bath, Lansdown Crescent, where he housed a large portion of his library. A unique record of a prominent author's literary habits and opinions. Seller Inventory # WRCAM 51916

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1545 1st ed Estienne BIBLE Zurich Vulgate: Bible

Bible

Published by Lutetiae, Ex officina Roberti Stephani typographi Regii, 1545. First edition. (1545)

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About this Item: Lutetiae, Ex officina Roberti Stephani typographi Regii, 1545. First edition., 1545. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1545 1st ed Estienne BIBLE Zurich Vulgate Latin Parallel Vatablus Biblia 2v SET EXQUISITE & COMPLETE / Exceedingly Rare BIBLE A rare 1545 second octavo edition of Robert Stephanus’ ‘Biblia’. This printing is the first reissue of the 1543 Zurich version, printed in parallel columns with the Vulgate. The margins contain notes which profess to be drawn from ‘memoranda’ made by friends of the editor during the lectures of Vatablus, but they appear to be colored by the religious opinions of Stephanus himself. Some of these notes had already appeared, together with a selection of variant readings, in quarto edition of the Pentateuch. While it is the second octavo of Estienne, it is the first time he printed the Zurich Bible. He amended the notes of Vatable in a way that reflected his own religious opinions – thus, this Bible landed on the Prohibited Book Index. The world ‘Biblia’ in the title is enclosed within an ornamental frame. Below it is the device of an olive-tree with the legend ‘Noli altum sapere’. According to Pettigrew, “This is a very scarce and beautiful edition. It is printed in a very small but distinct character in two columns. This edition has the usual prefaces, indexes, interpretations, etc, and this edition was placed in the ‘Index Librorum. Prohibitorum.” (Pettigrew 102) Item number: #1719 Price: $5500 Bible Biblia. Quid in hac editione praestitum sit, vide in ea quam operi praeposuimus, as lectorem epistola. Lutetiae, Ex officina Roberti Stephani typographi Regii, 1545. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 2 volumes: o [12-] 156 -172 -116 -180 (i.e. 184) -128 [-40] o Signatures: *8, **4, a-t8v4, aa-xx8yy4, aaa-ooo8ppp4, A-S8T12V-Y8Z4, AA-RR8SS4, TT8VV8XX-ZZ4 • References: Darlow & Moule 6127; Pettigrew, Descriptive Catalogue; Adams B 1036 • Language: Latin • Binding: Fine decorative leather; tight & secure • Size: ~7.75in X 5.25in (19.5cm x 13.5cm) • Exceedingly rare with no other example for sale worldwide Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1719 Photos available upon request. Seller Inventory # ABE-1509206067629

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A Collection of Swiss Costumes in Miniature.: Reinhardt

About this Item: W. T. Gilling; printed by G. Schulze, London, 1822. First Edition. 4to, 11 by 7.5", 28 by 19 cm. With 30 exquisite hand-colored plates. Lipperheide 907. Colas 2530. Shelfwear and rubbing to contemporary half red morocco and marbled boards. Some finger soiling to margins of plates and text leaves. Some foxing of blank preliminaries. Still, tissue guards intact and overall quite clean, with plates fresh, bright, and like small fine paintings, and the pictures are more richly detailed than the typical aquatint costume books of the same vintage. The illustrations also capture perfectly the folkish, even naive, simplicity associated with Swiss culture at the time yet with elegance. There is, in other words, no crudeness or coarseness to the figures depicted. A most extraordinary achievement, comparable to the paintings of Lory of the same period. Half Morocco over Marbled Boards. Seller Inventory # 001464

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Historischer Zug. Festalbum der Feier des Eintritts: Jenny, Heinrich

Jenny, Heinrich

Published by Stampflische Buchdruckerei, Bern (1855)

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About this Item: Stampflische Buchdruckerei, Bern, 1855. Custom Clamshell Box. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 59 hand-colored lithographed plates, plus title, depicting a commemorative ceremonial procession, with colorful historic costumes and martial opulence. This parade marked the fifth centenary of Bern's entry into the Swiss Confederation. The oblong plates are large, measuring 13.5 by 19.5 inches, or 35 by 50 cm. Also a half-title and 5 pages of test, with a list of subscribers. Housed in a lovely modern quarter morocco clamshell box. Title and some plates with dust soiling and edgewear, as well as occasional spotting. Text pages have dampstain and foxing. One text page with closed tears and chips by a margin. Some edge creases. Seller Inventory # 002435

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About this Item: Annet, 1547. 1 p. pen and ink on paper. 1 vols. 4to. Diplomatic Missions for the new King Henry II. Letter from the Valois King of France Henry II (1519-1559), soon after he was proclaimed king in May 1547. The letter is addressed to, and countersigned by, the ambassador extraordinary, Sebastien de L'Aubespine (1518-1582), abbé de Bassefontaine, who was instructed on 11 June 1547 and charged with seeking the help of the Swiss against the Emperor Charles V, and in renewing the Franco-Swiss alliance. The abbé de Bassefontaine was sent again on missions to Switzerland in 1548 and 1549.The letter instructs the recipient to confer with the other French envoy, the Sieur de Lyancourt, and to learn the truth about rumors of the Emperor's whereabouts and preparations following the battle of Muehlberg and the Wittenberg capitulation. Henry's reign saw the continued repression of Protestants in France, inconclusive wars with the Emperor, and continued military campaigns in Italy. After his untimely death, France was convulsed by religious strife. Top corner cut away (no loss of text). Light soiling, very good. Cloth folder, with typescript transliteration and English translation 1 p. pen and ink on paper. 1 vols. 4to. Seller Inventory # 309506

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The Family Robinson Crusoe, or, Journal of: Wyss, Johann

Wyss, Johann

Published by Printed for M.J. Godwin and Co. (1816)

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About this Item: Printed for M.J. Godwin and Co., 1816. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible: Very Good. First THUS. First complete English edition. Two volumes, illustrated with engraved frontispiece at front of first volume, folding map at front of second, five plates. xxiv, 346 pp. with note on continuation; iv, 380 pp. Gilt ruled light blue crushed morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, bright gilt top edges and inner dentelles, marbled blue endpapers. Very Good. Spines sunned. Repair to editor's note at the end of vol. one with loss of text, four repaired tears in vol. two (no loss), two unobtrusive marginal repairs, some soiling and spotting. The first complete English-language edition of The Swiss Family Robinson (as the book would be retitled in 1818), a re-issue of anarchist philosopher William Godwin's 1814 translation with a cancel title-page and the first appearance of Wyss' continuation. Seller Inventory # 160514008

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Album of Sixteen Hand-Colored Aquatint Swiss Views

Published by H. F. Leuthold; Dikenman., Zurich

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About this Item: H. F. Leuthold; Dikenman., Zurich. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. N.d., circa 1840. Oblong 4to. 25.5 by 33.5 cm. Views of Rigi, Zurich, Luzerne, the Rhine Falls, Hof Ragaz, Giessbach, Brienz, Interlaken, the Wetterhorn, the Staubach, Thun, and Vevey. The coloring is lush, the detailing, precise, and these plates are very much in the tradition of Lory, in their style and their quality. We believe this was an album that was assembled by a tourist, who would have chosen from a selection at a print shop and arranged, probably there, to have the prints then handsomely bound. Most of the prints were published by Dikenman, with a few by Leuthold. A few abrasions on the red pebbled cloth, which bears an owner's initials and has blindstamped and gilt ruled decoration. Tissue guards within with creases. Some marginal soiling. Pictures themselves are clean and stunning. Seller Inventory # 005540

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Picturesque Tour through the Oberland in the: Lory, Gabriel, the

Lory, Gabriel, the Younger]

Published by Published at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, London (1823)

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About this Item: Published at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, London, 1823. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. viii, 120 pages, plus 17 handcolored aquatint plates by Lory and a map of the Glaciers of the Canton of Berne. Large octavo, 10-5/8 by 7-1/4 inches. The first book edition of this travelogue, which originally appeared in Ackermann's Repository of the Arts, series 2, volumes XI to XIII. A classic British travel book, with lovely illustrations. The text is a collection of uncredited travelogues, including a first-person account of the Meyer brothers' 1812 ascent of the Jungfrau and Finsteraarhorn (pages 60 to 86). See Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography, 1770-1860, volume I, 57; Hardie, English Coloured Books, pp. 112-3; Prideaux, Aquatint Engraving, p. 347 and 377 (but dated incorrectly). First edition (first printing). Original fine-ribbed orange-brown cloth, blindstamped on boards and decorated in gilt on the spine; top edge gilt; expertly recased, preserving the original endpapers. Bookplate of Robert Duckle on front pastedown. The map is not colored, as seen in some copies. The plates in this copy are found in several states. Five of those present here include the titling and numbering from the magazine issue (probably representing plates left over from the periodical binding). The map is rather foxed; one plate has a few small water spots; but generally clean and attractive. Seller Inventory # 197663

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About this Item: Zurich. 1677-1678., 1678. [16],192,174pp. plus engraved titlepage and four plates (one folding). Contemporary calf, spine gilt. Boards scuffed, foot of spine chipped. Bookplate on front pastedown. Light foxing. Very good. The first collected edition of these travel accounts by citizens of Zurich, containing the first editions of three of the titles: H.J. Zeller and H. Huser's "A new description of the island of Jamaica;" Felix-Christian Spori's "American travel account to the Caribbean Islands and New England;" and Hans-Jacob Zur Eich [i.e., W.J. Muller] "African travel journal to Fetu on the African Gold Coast." The first work by Hans Jacob Amman, "Narrative of a trip to Palestine," had been published before in 1618 and 1630. Several of the plates are unusual images of Africans on the Gold Coast. Only a handful of copies on OCLC. SABIN 99534. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 677/185. JANTZ 2342. FABER DU FAUR 452. PALMER 405. BAGINSKY 197. JCB (3)II:44. Seller Inventory # WRCAM 41985

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Switzerland as now divided into Nineteen Cantons;: Yosy, A.[nn]

About this Item: Printed for J. Booth, Duke Street ? and J. Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1815. First edition. First edition. 50 hand-colored engravings of Swiss costume, 2 plates of music, printed recto and verso on one sheet, for Swiss air "Ranz de Vaches des Ormonts." viii, 236; [ii], 211, [1] pp. 8vo. Description of the history, custom and topography of Switzerland by the lady traveller Ann Yosy, with 50 hand-colored plates of traditional Swiss peasant and rural costume. Colas 3102; Brunet V, 1509; Lipperheide 906; Waeber BSL III/56 Mid-nineteenth century full olive morocco, gilt, a.e.g., by J. Wright. Spine browned, jointes lightly rubbed, front hinge cracked. Bookplate of P.H 50 hand-colored engravings of Swiss costume, 2 plates of music, printed recto and verso on one sheet, for Swiss air "Ranz de Vaches des Ormonts." viii, 236; [ii], 211, [1] pp. 8vo. Seller Inventory # 267904

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84 P. Z. (Photochrom Zürich) Images of: n/a

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About this Item: Photochrom Zürich, Zurich, 1890. Oblong Duodecimo (6 1/2 x 8 3/4"). Eighty Four original photochrom prints. The photochrom process was invented in the 1880s by Hans Jakob Schmid, an employed of the Swiss company Orell Gessener Füssli, and subsequently the stock company Photochrom Zurich was founded by Füssli. The photochrom process involves a direct photographic transfer of a negative onto a lithographic printing plate in order to produce colorized images.The motifs in this collection include: Imperial Russia, featuring 25 of St. Peterbourg, 8 of the Crimea, 7 of Kiev and 17 other Russian locations. Also includes 22 scenes of Warsaw, 3 of Krakow, and 2 of Imatra, Finland. Seller Inventory # 40250

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Swiss scenery: Thompson, Stephen

Thompson, Stephen

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About this Item: Alfred W. Bennett. Unknown Binding. Condition: Good. Quarto. Green cloth boards with gilt-stamped lettering and gilt and blind-stamped borders. All edges gilt. Moderate bumping to extremities, with small abrasions to corners. Small surface tear to front panel. Slight separation at spine foot. Rear hinge is shaken, but intact. Moderate foxing to contents. Beautiful photographs of the mid-19th century Swiss landscape. A solid copy of a very scarce item. Secure packaging for safe delivery. Seller Inventory # 517255314

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1590 RARE Swiss Biblia Sacra Illustrated BIBLE: Biblia Sacra

Biblia Sacra

Published by Basileae : [Palma (Thomas) Guarini], 1590-91. (1590)

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About this Item: Basileae : [Palma (Thomas) Guarini], 1590-91., 1590. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1590 RARE Swiss Biblia Sacra Illustrated BIBLE Stimmer Woodcut MAPS Switzerland An extremely rare and desirable 16th-century Vulgate Bible published by Thomas Guarini in 1590. Little is known of Guarini and his published bibles, however, this incredible edition is FILLED with beautiful woodcut maps and engravings depicting with scenes from Bible scenes. This complete bible includes separate title pages, each engraved. The illustrations in this Bible are particularly desirable. These wood engravings are after paintings by Swiss painter Tobias Stimmer. Stimmer followed Hans Holbein’s style and many of his illustrations were published throughout Europe. Bound in vellum with functioning brass clasps. Item number: #1320 Price: $2,500 Biblia Sacra Biblia sacra Veteris et Novi Testamenti secundum editionem vulgatam. Basileae : [Palma (Thomas) Guarini], 1590-91. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [xl], 737, [1], 304, [vi] 266, [102] o Illustrated with four maps (3 folding) by Tobias Stimmer Views of the Holy Land Exodus from Egypt • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure • References: not in Darlow & Moule or USTC; Adams B 1086 (for 1578 ed) • Provenance: o Handwritten – A. Koenig o Handwritten – Johannis Heigand • Language: Latin • Size: ~7.75in X 5.5in X 3in (20cm x 14cm x 8cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1320 Photos available upon request. Seller Inventory # ABE-1503518646980

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On the Hunt for the King of: Lone Oak Press]

Lone Oak Press] Farrer, Reginald; Abigail Rorer (engravings)

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About this Item: The Lone Oak Press, Petersham, MA, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Hardcover. Master wood engraver Abigail Rorer is considered one of the finest engravers working today. She founded her Lone Oak Press in 1989 and has published many beautiful works that often focus on nature - animals, flowers, trees, and water. Abigail has also provided lovely illustrations for other private and commercial presses. Her fine press books have been in numerous exhibitions in the U.S., U.K., and Ireland. They can be found in many public and private collections.Number 12 of 14 deluxe copies. A total of 60 copies were printed. Numbered and signed by the book artist. "In the Lone Oak Press book Mimpish Squinnies we focused on fourteen plants that British plant explorer Reginald Farrer (1880 - 1920) disliked with a passion. In this new book, we join Farrer on a journey to the Alps in his quest to see in situ one of his most beloved plants, Eritrichium nanum, also known as King of the Alps" (prospectus). In addition to the book, this deluxe edition includes an essay by book artist Abigail Rorer discussing the trials and tribulations of trying to grow Eritrichium nanum, a botanical illustration in watercolor of the King of the Alps, a pseudo herbarium specimen of Eritrichium nanum, and an extra suite of prints from the book with an experimental print using various engravings from the book and related material. All housed within a large black cloth clamshell box with black leather spine titled in silver. A splendid work by this noted wood engraver. In fine condition. Seller Inventory # 26776

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Biblia sacrosancta : ad Hebraicam veritatem &: n/a

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About this Item: apud haeredes Nicolai Brylingeri, Basileae (Basel), 1569. Hardcover. Condition: g to vg. Later edition. Octavo. [8], 500 [i.e. 503], [19] leaves (Index lacking six leaves at rear). Modern full black cloth, with gold lettering to spine. All edges green. Title with vignette, within historical border. Date of publication misprint on title (1469 instead of 1569). Illustrated headpiece, and decorative initials. First published in 1529, this copy is an early edition of the Zurich Bible, a Bible translation historically based on the translation by Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531). Zwingli's translation grew out of the Prophezey, an exegetical workshop taking place on every weekday, with the participation of all clerics of Zürich, working at a German rendition of Bible texts for the benefit of the congregation. The translation of Martin Luther was used as far as it was already completed. This helped Zwingli to complete the entire translation five years before Luther. At the printing shop of Christoph Froschauer, the New Testament appeared from 1525 to 1529, and later parts of the Old Testament, with a complete translation in a single volume first printed in 1531, with an introduction by Zwingli and summaries of each chapter. The translation is mainly due to Zwingli and his friend Leo Jud, pastor at the St. Peter parish. The translation of the Old Testament was revised in 1540, that of the New Testament in 1574. Verse numbering was introduced in 1589.Contemporary inscription on title, as well as contemporary marginalia (in Hebrew and Latin) and underlining throughout. Clear waterstaining at upper margin of the first 136 leaves (not affecting lettering). Minor foxing to very first and very last leaves. Six leaves missing from the Index (Mundus to Victoria). Text in Latin. Binding in overall very good, interior in good to very good condition. Seller Inventory # 40024

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Catalogue des Livres rares et précieux de: AUCTION CATALOGUE: CAILLARD,

AUCTION CATALOGUE: CAILLARD, A.B.)

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About this Item: xxiii, [1], 423 pp. 8vo, fine cont. polished calf (two corners a trifle worn), triple gilt fillet round sides, flat spine gilt, flat spine gilt "á la grotesque," turn-ins gilt, a.e.g. Paris: De Bure père et fils, 1808. The first issue of the auction catalogue of Caillard's library; our copy has been neatly priced throughout in a contemporary hand. The present catalogue (2650 lots and limited to 1200 copies) was published for the auction which was eventually held in 1810 (the second issue has 1810 on the title). This was an important library containing notable incunabula, classical texts, scientific and natural history works, and voyages in the finest possible condition and often printed on large paper. Also included are fine bindings and MSS. Antoine Bernard Caillard (1737-1807), had issued a privately printed catalogue of his library, limited to 25 copies only, in 1805. Caillard was a French diplomat and man of letters. A fine and attractive copy. Without, as usual, the rare four-page schedule of sale at end. ? Brunet, I, 1643. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions?1643-1830, 497. N.B.G., VIII, pp. 108-09-"Il avait formé à grands frais une bibliothèque magnifique." Peignot, p. 87-"On y trouve quelques notes bibliographiques plus ou moins exactes. Destiné pour une vente, c'est un fort bon catalogue.". Seller Inventory # 5846

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COCKBURN James P.

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About this Item: 1820. First Edition. (SWITZERLAND) COCKBURN, James P. Swiss Scenery. London: Rodwell & Martin, 1820. Quarto, contemporary full blue pebbled morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated covers and spine, tan morocco inlays on covers, raised bands, watered silk endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut. $2200.First edition of this lovely survey of Swiss landscapes and scenery, with engraved title page, vignette, and 60 full-page engraved plates. Very handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt.As a young cadet, career military officer Major-General James P. Cockburn (1779-1847) was a pupil of Paul Sandby, who was many years professor of landscape-drawing at the Royal Military Academy. Cockburn "became a very accomplished artist. During periods of leave he executed many drawings of continental scenery, which were engraved and published under the titles of Swiss Scenery (London, 1820), Views of the Valley of Aosta (London, 1822), et al. These drawings supplied the continental ‘scenes’ for illustrated editions, annuals, and similar works of various descriptions for long afterwards Cockburn was in the habit of using the camera lucida to insure exactness of landscape detail" (DNB). Bookplate.Minor discoloration to front cover. A few spots of foxing to engraved title page and margins of several plates, images and text generally clean. A beautifully bound copy in extremely good condition. Seller Inventory # 85489

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The pioneers of the Alps: Cunningham, Carus Dunlop,

Cunningham, Carus Dunlop, Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, et al.

Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, London (1887)

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About this Item: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, London, 1887. First edition, 4to, x, [2], 287, [1]; heliogravure frontispiece, vignette title-p., gravure portrait on dedication-p., 23 gravure portraits of the pioneers, plus a number of illustrations in the text (several full-p.); original red cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine, t.e.g.; hinges cracked, cloth a little bubbled, spine extremities cracked and worn, all else very good. Biographical sketches of the great early Alpine guides, illustrated with Abney's superb photographic portraits. The text contains contributions by 18 noted Alpinists, including Douglas Freshfield and William Conway, and subjects covered, in addition to the biographical sketches, include a history of mountaineering from 1387 to 1885, Alpine accidents, mountaineering without guides, mountaineering in winter, ice-axes and rope, and "guidecraft." Abney (1843-1920), was a famous photographer, and an early pioneer in color photography. He was a experienced traveller and often visited Switzerland and Italy to climb. Cunningham was a Scottish climber and an advocate of winter climbing in Scotland. Neate 197. Seller Inventory # 29178

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Scrapbook documenting a "pilgrimage" of the Allegheny: Assembled by James

Assembled by James C. Rafferty

Published by Allegheny (today Pittsburgh's North Side), Pennsylvania (1878)

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About this Item: Allegheny (today Pittsburgh's North Side), Pennsylvania, 1878. Hardcover. Condition: Very good. This 78-page hardcover scrapbook measures 8.5" x 11" and is neatly stuffed with approximately 320 brochures, certificates, itineraries, trade cards, news articles, hotel advertisements, business cards, calling cards, masonic cards, attraction receipts, event tickets, Curnard Line Passenger Lists, postage stamps, municipal seals, travel maps, banquet menus, postal cards, scenic prints and cards, hotel pamphlets and prints, railroad advertisements, steamship prints, exposition souvenirs, and more. Everything is in very nice shape. The contents have been glued to the album pages. Several pages are starting to separate. Minor cover wear, heaviest at spine ends. In 1878, 40 "crusaders" (some accompanied by family members) of the Allegheny Commandery, No. 35, Knights Templar began a grand tour "pilgrimage" to Europe. The basic tour, which cost $500 in gold, was to last 75 days, although individuals could extend their tour to 106 days by adding a visit to "the principal Italian cities" for an additional $140. The tours included all lodging and first-class passage on Cunard Line steamships. James Rafferty chose the 106 day tour which is detailed in a Thomas Cook itinerary affixed to the first page of the album. The $640 he spent in 1878 is the equivalent of over $15,000 in 2017 dollars. The exceptionally wide variety of ephemera collected by Rafferty is for the most part mounted in chronological sequence. In addition to many visually stunning ephemeral items, Rafferty also mounted long and detailed accounts of the tour that were regularly published in a local newspaper. The last few leaves in the album contain related materials collected after the trip including a cabinet card photo of Rafferty and two obituaries from 1891 (he died at age 37) identifying him as a Pennsylvania "Capitalist" who had been residing in San Diego, California. Be sure to visit the on-line listing of this album and view images of many of the album pages. A fascinating testament to the wealth associated with Allegheny, Pennsylvania in the last quarter of the 19th-century. At the time it was one of the richest cities in the United State and the home to more millionaires than any other city in the world. In 1878, 40 "crusaders" (some accompanied by family members) of the Allegheny Commandery, No. 35, Knights Templar began a grand tour "pilgrimage" to Europe. The basic tour, which cost $500 in gold, was to last 75 days, although individuals could extend their tour to 106 days by adding a visit to "the principal Italian cities" for an additional $140. The tours included all lodging and first-class passage on Cunard Line steamships. James Rafferty chose the 106 day tour which is detailed in a Thomas Cook itinerary affixed to the first page of the album. The $640 he spent in 1878 is the equivalent of over $15,000 in 2017 dollars. The exceptionally wide variety of ephemera collected by Rafferty is for the most part mounted in chronological sequence. In addition to many visually stunning ephemeral items, Rafferty also mounted long and detailed accounts of the tour that were regularly published in a local newspaper. The last few leaves in the album contain related materials collected after the trip including a cabinet card photo of Rafferty and two obituaries from 1891 (he died at age 37) identifying him as a Pennsylvania "Capitalist" who had been residing in San Diego, California. Be sure to visit the on-line listing of this album and view images of many of the album pages. A fascinating testament to the wealth associated with Allegheny, Pennsylvania in the last quarter of the 19th-century. At the time it was one of the richest cities in the United State and the home to more millionaires than any other city in the world. Seller Inventory # 008995

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VERNE, Jules.

Published by G. Howard Watt, New York (1924)

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About this Item: G. Howard Watt, New York, 1924. 242 pp. 8vo, publisher’s cloth with printed paper label, in dust jacket. First American edition. Contemporary ink inscription to front free endpaper; else a fine copy in a bright, fresh jacket with some very slight soiling. A very uncommon book in dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 29752

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63 photographs of the Swiss Alps and: Switzerland) Sommer, Giorgio,

Switzerland) Sommer, Giorgio, et al.

Published by [Switzerland] (1890)

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About this Item: [Switzerland], 1890. Condition: Generally near fine. Vintage albumen prints, mounted on both recto and verso of 29 cards, captioned in pen on mount. 1 vols. Most 10-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches, a few 4 x 6 inches. Collection of photographs of Switzerland, with images of glaciers, an interesting series on mountaineering, resorts, town views and landscapes. Vintage albumen prints, mounted on both recto and verso of 29 cards, captioned in pen on mount. 1 vols. Most 10-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches, a few 4 x 6 inches. Seller Inventory # 249156

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JUNG, C. G.

Published by [Privately printed] 1933-1941, [Zürich] (1933)

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About this Item: [Privately printed] 1933-1941, [Zürich], 1933. FIRST EDITIONS. Volume I: TP + Prefatory Note page + Restriction page + 1-77; Volume II: TP + Prefatory Note page + Restriction page + [1]-163; Volume III: TP + Preface + Restriction page + [1]-166; Volume V: TP + Preface + Restriction page + [1]-157; Volume VI: TP + Preface + Restriction page + [1]-152; First Edition Multigraph Copies.Five of Six First Edition Multigraph Copies from Jung's Modern Psychology Seminars (Missing Only Volume IV: Exercitia spiritualia of St. Ignatius Loyola)A recent issue of the Philemon Foundation newsletter refers to these seminars as "seminal" to Jung's work and notes that they "are at the center of Jung's intellectual activity in the 1930s and form a critical part of his work in the 1940s and 1950s." TITLES: The titles on these volumes vary. The first two are "Modern Psychology" but the other four are entitled "The Process of Individuation" with subtitles in the final three volumes as follows: Volume IV: Exercitia spirititualia of St. Ignatius of Loyola [not present here]; Volume V: Alchemy. I; Volume VI: Alchemy IIPROVENANCE: The second volume has a small label identifying the former owner as Elisabeth de Neufville Leahman affixed to the inside front cover. ILLUSTRATIONS: Each of these volumes contains at least a few printed illustrations while some contain many. Some of these illustrations are just an eighth of a page and others are full-page pictures. This seminar was originally given in German and then translated into English for publication. Barbara Hannah and Elizabeth Welsh were responsible for the editing of the first two volumes .Also included is the standard "restrictions page" which here reads: "This Report is multigraphed for private circulation only. No part can be quoted for publication under any circumstances whatsoever." Each volume is an original Multigraph copy with the single-sided text bound using three large staples. The covers are marbled light green and black boards with green canvas on the spines (except for volume II which has black canvas) with gilt lettering giving titles and the years which the presentations were made. With the expected amount of wearing and some spotting to the spines (see photo) and the most minor of bumps to the exteriors. Otherwise, this is a lovely set of these five first edition copies from this seminar. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Seller Inventory # 733

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MOUNTAINEERING AND EXPLORATION IN THE JAPANESE ALPS.: WESTON, Walter.

WESTON, Walter.

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About this Item: London 1896, Murray. Original green pictorial cloth, 346p., 35 b.w. photos, illustrations,2 foldout maps, index, 16 x 24 cm., usual head & tail spine wear. else a clean & solid copy of a very RARE book. THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED, PRESENTATION COPY This is perhaps the most famous and important single work on Japan's mountains. It is also an early guide to Japan & her byways. * The author covered his ascent of Karuisawa & famous volcanos in the region, including Japan's Matterhorn, Komagatake and the magnificient panoramas of Saddle Peak, Umbrella Peak, Akaiishi San, mountain railway Zenkoji, Harinoki Pass, Ryu- zanjita hot springs, Toyama's wild ravines and primitive bridges. Continuing up Nakasendoh, the Alps from end to end, earthquakes, Naoetsu landslip and the lovable: "English as she is Japped." * With a final chapter on Korean Exorcism. * CONDITION: This book was bound in very thin blue pictorial cloth, so it has a tendency to show spine head/tail and corner wear, and is easily faded. Most copies are in this normal antiquarian state. If you require a more detailed description or scans of the actual copy you are interested in please do not hesitate to inquire. * A unique insight to travel throughout Japan, food, lodging, pilgrims, unusual customs and a host of fascinating other keen insights and commentaries. Wonderfully written, a lucid and enjoyable resource! * This is the First and only Edition. Always R A R E !. Seller Inventory # 89041401

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