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         The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species

      Illus. & tables in the text. 8vo, orig. green cloth, sides stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt. London: J. Murray, 1877. First edition and a very fine and fresh copy of one of Darwin's major botanical studies. 1250 copies of this first edition were printed. Bookplate of Dr. Sydney Ross. ❧ Freeman 1277. .

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         Charbon et septicemie. Offprint in printed wrappers

      Paris: Masson, 1877. 1st edition.

Discovery of the First Anaerobic Pathogen

Pasteur, Louis (1822-95) & Joubert, Jules Francois (1834-1910). Charbon et septicemie. Offprint from: Comptes rendus de l'Academie des Sciences 85 (1877). 8vo. 24pp. Paris: G. Masson, 1877. 223 x 142 mm. Original gray printed wrappers. Fine apart from insignificant staining.

First Edition. Garrison-Morton 1932.1; 2490. Pasteur and Joubert's paper on anthrax marked Pasteur's full-fledged entry into the domain of medical research. Pasteur and Joubert challenged the experiments performed by Paul Bert, with which Bert claimed to have shown that blood from a diseased animal could produce death even after the anthrax bacteria had been killed with compressed oxygen. Pasteur demonstrated that Bert, using old blood, had confused anthrax with a form of septicemia caused by the previously unknown putrefactive microorganism Cl. septicum -- the first anaerobic pathogen discovered-- which becomes active approximately eighteen hours after death. Pasteur sought to clarify the relationship between anthrax and septicemia, and to demonstrate that Cl. septicum, like the anthrax bacterium, had a dormant spore phase resistant to environmental assault. He also noted the antagonism of Bacillus anthracis to other aerobic microorganisms, thus foreshadowing the development of antibiosis. DSB. Norman 1659.



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         The Voyage of the 'Challenger'. The Atlantic. A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of H.M.S. 'Challenger' during the Year 1873 and the early part of the Year 1876.

      London: Macmillan and Co., . 1877 - First Edition 1877, 2 vol., complete with all plates and maps in excellent condition, original pictorial cloth, gilt, trivial rubbing to extremities, very slightly bumped, slight spotting on first 2 leaves of vol 2 (verso but not recto of map), else exceptionally clean and fresh. Ex Libris the Earl of Belmore with ink signatures on half titles.8vo. xxxi, 424pp & xiv, 396pp, [4, ads.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Y Cymmrodor. Magazine of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. Vols I to XLVI (except XI) 1877 to 1939. (45 vols)

      The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion., London 1877 - run of 45 of the 46 volumes (no vol no 11) beautifully & professionally rebound fairly recently as 23 books. Still tightly bound. Gilt titling & tooling to ribbed spine, marbled end-papers. Interiors in very nice clean condition. No names or inscriptions. .Very overweight set, P&P will be more than the standard rate quoted, please ask me for a quote before ordering. 9 x 6 Inch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         WINE AND WINE COUNTRIES: A Record and Manual for Wine Merchants and Wine Consumers. Signed by the author.

      London, Whittaker & Co., 1877.SECOND EDITION 1877, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, (first published in 1862), 8vo, mounted original photograph of the author as a frontispiece, engraved extra title page with views of Chateau Margaux and Chateau Lafitte, grape harvesting and pressing, wine cellars, bottles and barrels, plus 19 plates including 4 maps (French wine growing diustricts), and a folded facsimile sheet of an autograph contract between Lord Nelson and Woodhouse & Co., pages: viii, 519 including index, plus 7 page advert, bound in the original publisher's green cloth, decorated and lettered black to upper cover, gilt lettered spine with small gilt bunch of grapes motif beneath author's name, blind rules and motif to lower cover. Covers slightly damp faded towards fore - edge, corners slightly worn, 5 mm (¼") split to cloth at foot of upper hinge, 10 mm (½") closed tear to upper margin of page 423, another slightly larger to top margin of folded facsimile of an agreement which faces page 424, both neatly repaired. A very good clean tight complete copy. The plates show Oporto wine boats, Douro boats sailing up the river, pressing the grapes and filling the tanks, women training the vines, harvesting the grape in Medoc, wine pests, bottling champagne, Elz on the Moselle etc. The book covers a wide variety of European wines, Champagne and wines of Australia. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 280 G39260. The author has inscribed the verso front endpaper: "R. Kervill Esq, with the Authors Comp(liments)". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species

      Illus. & tables in the text. 8vo, orig. green cloth, sides stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt. London: J. Murray, 1877. First edition and a very fine and fresh copy of one of Darwin's major botanical studies.1250 copies of this first edition were printed. Bookplate of Dr. Sydney Ross. ❧ Freeman 1277. .

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         La Fille Élisa

      G. Charpentier, Éditeur 13, rue de Grenelle-Saint-Germain, Paris 1877 - . 1/75 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de Hollande. [41]. Dessins originaux in-texte [2346-77 - Corbeil. Typ. de Créte.] Demi-maroquin lie-de-vin à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, tête dorée sur témoins, signature du relieur en queue de dos (Gruel)

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         L'ANCIENNE ALSACE A TABLE

      1877 - Paris, Berger-Levrault 1877. Un volume in-8°(26x18cm); Broché. Couverture rempliée. 362p. Tirage à 68 exemplaires. Le notre porte le N°53 sur papier Hollande. Bon exemplaire. Etude historique et archéologique sur l'alimentation,les moeurs et les usages épilaires de l'ancienne province d'Alsace [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Ueber Philosophie der Darwin'schen Lehre

      Leipzig, 1877-86. PAPERBACK. Kosmos, Zeitschrift fur einheitliche Weltanschauung auf Grund der Entwicklungslehre, 1877, pp. 277-292 and 459-486. Very good condition.* Some pages uncut. Minor foxing. Darwin. Science. 19th Century science. Evolution. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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         HAROLD A DRAMA.

      London: Henry S. King & Co., 1877. - [10],161,[1],[4],30pp. Forest green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Binding rubbed at extremities and a bit frayed at spine crown, small ink spot on upper board, otherwise a very good copy. Half morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition. A good association copy, inscribed by Tennyson to his friend and neighbor, novelist Mary Brotherton: "Mary Brotherton from A. Tennyson." Brotherton wrote several novels, among them ARTHUR BRANDON (1856), RESPECTABLE SINNERS (1863), and OLD ACQUAINTANCE (1874). TINKER 2091. WISE 131.

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         Samfundets støtter.

      København 1877. 8vo. 211 s. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. (Rødt) med helt gullsnitt. Navn radert fra forsatsbl. Svak kantslitasje

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         The American.

      Boston: James R. Osgood. 1877 - 8vo. 473 pp. Very Good, Brown Cloth with sun-fading, minor stains, edge wear, & rubbing on boards; p. 406 well worn to gutters; minor shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle, his bookplate opposite FFEP. Mylar Jacket. First Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Laughable lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music.

      Robert John Bush, London 1877 - Square octavo; original maroon cloth, rebacked, recased; some loss of letters on front cover but a good copy nonetheless, with the final 4 pp. advertisements. Lear had written his first Book of Nonsense for the children of his patron the Earl of Derby in 1845. Laughable Lyrics, the fourth nonsense book, and 'last but not least' (Muir, p. 147) 'included some of the best manifestations of Lear's rhythmic gifts and his flair for the invention of words?' (Thwaite, p. 127). 'His work? provides an almost unique example of the perfectly matched text and picture? it was due to him that entertainment bulked larger than instruction in the late Victorian children's book' (Bland, p. 256). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Topographie von Niederösterreich -- Band 1 - 8 ---

      Verlag des Vereins für Landeskunde von Niederösterreich Wien. Zustand: Gut Gr.-8°, OHlw. 0 S.. Verein für Landeskunde von Niederösterreich [1877 bis 1927] Die Ausgabe in 8 Bänden, vorliegend bis Band 8 viertes Heft Bogen 25 - 32, [ alles Erschienene ] Schulwissenschaftl. Verlag, Wien, 1927 (letzter Eintrag 'St. Peter in der Au'). /// Band 1:: 1877, 'Das Land unter der Enns nach seiner Natur, seinen Einrichtungen und seinen Bewohnern'. XIV + 730 Seiten, durch Register erschlossen ( einige farbige Karten, gefalten, lose oder auf Steg geleimt). --- Band 2:: 1879 - 1885. Alphabetische Reihenfolge und Schilderung der Ortschaften in Niederösterreich bearbeitet von M.A. Becker, Erster Band A - E mit Register. 804 Seiten. --- Band 3:: 1893, Alphabetische Reihenfolge etc. zweiter Band F und G mit Register VII + 828 Seiten. --- Band 4 :: 1896, Alphabetische Reihenfolge etc. Dritter Band H, I und J (j) mit Register. 585 Seiten + 1 Bll. 'Nachtrag zu Idolsberg'. --- Band 5 :: 1903. Alphabetische Reihenfolge etc. Vierter Band K und L mit Register. VIII + 1215 Seiten. --- Band 6 :: 1909. Alphabetische Reihenfolge etc. Sechster Band (fehlerhafte Zählung, eigentlich fünfter Band) M mit Register. III + 1063 Seiten. --- Band 7 :: 1915. Alphabetische Reihenfolge etc. Sechster Band N und O mit Register. 748 Seiten. --- Band 8 :: 1913,1916,1927 P bis Peter, St., in der Au. 256 Seiten. >>><<< 8 Bände 8° lex. kaschierte Halbleinwand, mit geprägten Rückentiteln. marmorierte Deckel in der Ausfühung etwas variierend, ausser Band 8 marmorierter Schnitt. Durchaus gebrauchsspurig, aber in gutem Zustand.

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         DIMENSIONS, WEIGHTS, AND TRACTIVE POWER OF NARROW-GAUGE LOCOMOTIVES MANUFACTURE BY THE BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS

      Baldwin Locomotive Works/Burham, Parry, Williams & Co./J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia 1877 - Forty-seven pages with narrow-gauge locomotive data and corresponding locomotive photograph fixed onto the page opposite. Ten locomotives featured. Testimonials from various railroads. Bound in original brown cloth with rule stamped in black and illustration and lettering in gilt. Interior hinges professionally repaired. A very good plus copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller : Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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         Histoires buissonnières

      - Paris, Georges Decaux, s.d. (1877). In-12, demi-basane brune, (4)-198-(2) pp. (petits défauts à la reliure). Edition originale, EXEMPLAIRE SUR PUR FIL, d'un tirage non annoncé, enrichi d'un amical ENVOI autographe signé de Nadar à Planchut. * Clouzot mentionne "quelques grand papier" (p. 221). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Langue : Français

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         DIMENSIONS, WEIGHTS, AND TRACTIVE POWER OF NARROW-GAUGE LOCOMOTIVES MANUFACTURE BY THE BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS

      Philadelphia: Baldwin Locomotive Works/Burham, Parry, Williams & Co./J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1877 Forty-seven pages with narrow-gauge locomotive data and corresponding locomotive photograph fixed onto the page opposite. Ten locomotives featured. Testimonials from various railroads. Bound in original brown cloth with rule stamped in black and illustration and lettering in gilt. Interior hinges professionally repaired. A very good plus copy.. First edition. Hardcover.

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         Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe, rechts ein romanisches Kirchlein, links die Mauer einer Burganlage.

      . Lavierte Bleistiftzeichnung, z. T. weiß gehöht, bez., sign. und dat. "G. M. Eckert, Dernbach, Aug. (18)93", 34 x 44 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. X, S. 323. - Der gürtige Heidelberger Georg Maria Eckert, ein Schüler von Schirmer in Düsseldorf, war u.a. Zeichenlehrer in Heidelberg und lebte seit 1877 in Karlsruhe. "Seine von feinem Gefühl für Raum und Farbe getragenen Landschaften setzen die alte Vedutenkunst in moderner und belebter Weise fort". - Alt hinterlegte Randeinrisse.

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         Sind Revisited: With Notices of the Anglo-Indian Army; Railroads; Past, Present and Future, etc

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1877. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-. 8vo - over 7 3/4 - 9 3/4" tall. Two volumes, pp xii, 343; iv, 331. Bound in light brown/mauve cloth with design in black, stamped in gilt on spine. Penzer p. 94-95; Casada 61. Both volumes lightly soiled and rubbed, corners bumped, rear hinges starting. Pinhole to spine of Vol. II. Otherwise sound and clean. Provenance: Early owner's name (J.H. Livingstone, Nov 29, 1878) on title pages. Most recently from the collection of Burton scholar and bibliographer James A. Casada. Writing after a brief visit to Sind (then a region of India, now Pakistan) in 1876, Burton borrowed heavily from his earlier work, Scinde, or the Unhappy Valley (1851), but added material about changes that had occurred over the past two decades, as well as speculation about the region's future.

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         LAUGHABLE LYRICS. A FRESH BOOK OF NONSENSE POEMS, SONGS, BOTANY AND MUSIC ETC. SIGNED BY EDWARD LEAR.

      London, Robert John Bush, 1877.FIRST EDITION 1877, SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM EDWARD LEAR TO: "MISS JANET MIDDLETON FROM THE FOOLISH AUTHOR & ARTIST EDWARD LEAR WITH HIS KIND REGARDS JUNE 26.1877". 8vo, approximately 210 x 170 mm, 8 x 6½ inches, illustrated title page, 126 unnumbered pages including 4 pages of adverts which are numbered, 7 illustrations in the text plus a page of music, 10 nonsense botanical plates and 26 alphabet plates with lyrics, rebound in full modern crushed pale blue morocco, gilt lettering and rules between raised bands to spine, gilt decoration to raised bands, gilt rule to outer edges of covers, triple gilt rules to inner dentelles, all edges gilt, new endpapers, ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S PICTORIAL CLOTH COVER BOUND IN AT REAR. Half title has some foxing, occasional foxing, light staining and dust marks, mostly to margins, otherwise a very good copy with a lovely presentation from the author on the original pale yellow endpaper. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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         KANSAS CITY ILLUSTRATED 1876 - 1877.

      Kansas City: Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, [1877]. - 24pp. Lithographed title printed on blue paper, thirty- nine (of forty) tinted lithographed plates printed in purple ink against tan backgrounds. Publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the upper cover, rebacked to style, patterned endpapers. Some soiling and chips at edges of text and plates. Else very good. Provenance: Willie White (period presentation inscriptions and use as an album amicorum on verso of plates and on blanks). Includes accounts of commerce in Kansas City and an historical essay stating: "We cannot make a Venice of Kansas city. Why hide her homeliness? Why strive to conceal her plainness? She must stand for the present, not draped in stately toga, standing in graceful pose on marble pedestal, but in the practical garb of labor, with hands stained by enterprising toil." The views are wonderful examples of American lithography in the West and include a general view of Kansas City, a bird's-eye view, and images of noted public buildings and businesses. A rare item. Not in Streeter, Graff, Deák, or Reps. OCLC cites eight complete copies, including Yale, Kansas City Public Library, State Historical Society of Missouri, and the University of Missouri; an incomplete copy is located at the Clements Library. HOWES K15a.

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         Abby Smith and Her Cows, with a report of the law case decided contrary to law

      Hartford, Conn: [American Publishing Co.]. 1877. First Edition. 8vo, 94pp; buff printed wrappers. Frontispiece engraving of Miss Smith and her cows. The delicate wrappers are worn, but generally intact, spine starting to split with about 1" lost at each end, small hole at center of front wrapper at hinge about 1/2" x 1/4", closed tear about 1" at bottom, small hole on rear cover about 1/4" x 1/4", bottom corner of back wrapper chipped, ownership stamp on front wrapper along with "property of" in ink, repeated on page v of front matter, rear cover with two closed tears professionally restored, about very good. Inside front wrapper with ad for Julia Smith's translation of the Holy Bible, inside back wrapper with ads for other publications of American Publishing Company, back wrapper with ad for American Publishing Company soliciting agents, noting "Women who can devote time to the work, often make the best of canvassers." Abby (1797-1878) and Julia Smith (1792-1886) were two of five daughters born to Zephaniah Hollister Smith, a minister, lawyer and farmer, and his wife Hannah Hadassah Smith, an accomplished astronomer. While the five daughters had little formal education, their home education was formidable including a number of languages (Latin, Greek and Hebrew, in the case of Julia, for instance, who became the first woman to translate the Bible into English in 1876). In 1873 the two elderly sisters, then in their 80s, lived on the family farm in Glastonbury, Connecticut tending their Alderney cows from which they made their own cheese and butter. They received notice from the tax collector that taxes for their farm as well as property owned by two widows in town had been increased. Curiously, only properties owned by women had been assessed higher taxes. The Smith sisters decided to attend the next town meeting; though Abby was allowed to speak, her pleas regarding the unfair tax increase were ignored. The sisters decided to refuse to pay the taxes. The town promptly auctioned off their beloved Alderney cows, though the sisters persuaded a friend to bid for them so the cows soon returned home. Abby and Julia continued to resist the unjust assessment against their farm, however. At the next town meeting, the sisters were not allowed to speak and this time the tax collector foreclosed on their farm for non- payment of taxes and auctioned it off. The sisters sued the tax collector and as their suits were being adjudicated, Samuel Bowles of the Springfield, Massachusetts REPUBLICAN (the editor who first published Emily Dickinson's poetry) learned of their plight and took up their cause. Soon newspapers across the country were publishing accounts of how the Glastonbury town fathers first singled out two little old ladies for special taxes and then persecuted them when they raised the cry of 'No taxation without representation'. Suffrage leaders such as Abby Foster Kelley, Isabella Beecher Hooker, Lucy stone and others weighed in on their behalf and the sisters found themselves invited to speak at suffrage gatherings and elsewhere. In January, 1878 Julia addressed the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections while in March Abby testified in Hartford before a committee of the Connecticut legislature. Eventually the sisters won their case, but not before the cows went up for auction two more times, making them national celebrities in their own right. Here Julia compiled everything related to the case: letters, speeches and newspaper accounts. A women's rights cause celebre that garnered national sympathy for the sisters and for the suffrage movement. NAW III, pp, 302- 304. Timelines, p. 29. See an Image.

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         The Gospel according to Saint Luke.

      London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1877 - Folio (410 × 300 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, spine gilt, green morocco-grain cloth sides, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Bookplates of William Charles Hall, Barton Turf Vicarage, Norfolk. Extremities slightly rubbed, a little very light foxing, an excellent copy. Engraved half-title, text in red, title in black and red; frontispiece and 38 full-page plates after Alexandre Bida. A very handsome illustrated folio Luke's Gospel, text in English, with illustrations after the French artist Alexandre Bida (1823–1895).

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         The History of the Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) Formerly the 95th.

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1877 - Octavo. Original rifle green cloth, title and regimental badge gilt to the spine, blind panels to the boards, cream surface-paper endpapers. Ex-Smith's library with bookplate to the front pastedown, somewhat rubbed, some restoration at the spine, hinges professionally repaired, light browning and scattered foxing as usual, very good, a well-restored copy of a book often found loose and shaken. Chromolithographic frontispiece and 4 other similar plates, 16 battle plans, dispositions in colour. First edition. "216pp on the Napoleonic period" (Sandler). Ownership inscription of Capt. R.P. Warren of Worting House, Hampshire to the front free endpaper. Richard Pennefeather Warren served with the 9th Gurkhas, accompanying Lockhart on the Tirah Expedition, including operations in the Barta Valley, medal and 2 clasps. Sandler 852 [Attributes: First Edition]

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         VIDA DE MIGUEL DE CERVANTES - 22 láminas con dibuixos de Eusebi Planas

      1877 - Vida de Miguel de Cervantes/ 22 láminas con dibuixos de Eusebi Planas/ Todas las láminas tienen restos de humedad, y algunas más que otras, como se puede apreciar en una selección que hemos adjuntado A/ TC Size: 19.5x28.5

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         Two Autographed Letters Signed and a Telegraph

      Cairo, 1877. unbound. Archive of two autographed letters signed and one telegram by the British General nicknamed for his victory in Beijing. Both letters were written on the day of his arrival in Cairo, and all of these items relate to the building of the Sudan railroad, which would be used by the opposition Mahdi to kill Gordon in the course of defeating the British. The telegraph is 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, pencil with pen notations (faded), announcing his planned day of departure: "I leave on Thursday. Gordon. Suez." Cairo, February 2, 1877. The first autographed letter signed is 1 page on onionskin, 6.25 x 4.75 inches, headed by hand "Mo. 85 So Re" (pinholes in the upper left, one rust-stained), authorizing a payment "for arrears," probably a bribe to speed work, Cairo, February 18, 1877. The second autographed letter signed is 1 page on onionskin, 6.25 x 4.75 inches, headed by hand "Soudan Railway No. 86" (pinholes in the upper left, one rust-stained), charging the Bank of Egypt for railroad materials, Cairo, February 18, 1877. The telegraph is fragile and wrinkled; good condition. The letters are both in very good condition with faint creases and tiny pinholes.

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         A Short Essay on the Age and Uses of the Brochs and the rude stone monuments of the Orkney Islands and the north of Scotland.

      William Mullan and Son, London 1877 - Tall 8vo. Pp iv, 34. Original cloth decoratively bordered in black and lettered gilt. Author's presentation copy to Colonel Yule ( owner of Tarradale House). Extremities very lightly rubbed otherwise a fine copy from the library of Tarradale House with bookplate to front paste-down endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         17 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.,

      Lyon u.a., 1857-1877. - Umfang- und inhaltsreiche Korrespondenz des bedeutenden französischen Philosophen und Soziologen, der u.a. großen Einfluß auf Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, Louis Veuillot, Léon Bloy, René de La Tour du Pin, Georges Bernanos oder Pierre Virion ausübte. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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         LAS NACIONALIDADES

      Imprenta y Librería de Eduardo Martínez - Madrid. Imprenta y Librería de Eduardo Martínez. VIII+380Pág+1h. 18X12. Firma impresa del autor. 1877. 2a edición. Pasta española. Magnífico ejemplar. Ref 9.4 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         ANTONIO VILADOMAT EL ARTISTA OLVIDADO

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1877. 240Pag. 30X22. Holandesa con puntas. Obra ilustrada con documentos de D. Jose Teixidor; Vinetas y finales de capitulos por D. Tomas Padro y D. Leoncio Serra. Pintura catalana,maestro de maestros de la pintura catalana, 1 edicion. contiene fotografias y el catalogo de todas las obras del pintor. Muy dificil en comercio. Ref 7.2 Biblioteca AD.

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         BLACK BEAUTY. His Grooms and Companions. The autobiography of a Horse. Translated from the original Equine by Anna Sewell.

      Jarrold and Sons. London. No Date. (1877) - FIRST EDITION. 8vo.(6.8 x 4.5 inches). Engraved frontis. 8 pages of publishers adverts at rear. A good copy in the rare Carter binding variant B. Original publishers green cloth with front board showing the horses head facing right, stamped in black and with gilt reins, within a gilt and black floral and rustic design and the title stamped in black letters, the lettering expanding from the middle of each word. Rear board ruled in blind. This copy has been professionally re-cased and re-backed with a new matching plain green cloth spine. Original brown coated endpapers. Neat contemporary previous owners inscription on the front free endpaper. The edges are a little rubbed and the pages are thumbed and spotted with a few corners creased where they have been previously turned down but overall an acceptable copy of this scarce first edition in a rare binding variant. ----- In his book, More Binding Variants in English publishing: 1820-1900, the Bibliographer John Carter describes three bindings. Binding A and B he suggests are "undoubted primaries, while C may be a simultaneous style or may be a later one". The third binding is "comparatively common" (due to changes in the text of volumes found in that binding many now think that it was actually only used on early reprints of the book), but "A and B are so rare that deductions are inevitably conjectural". It is now generally accepted that the A binding was used for presentation copies and that the B binding was used for the regular published first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Artist's Sketchbook of Pacific drawings , made during his exile to New Caledonia in 1874-1877

      1874-, at sea and in New Caledonia 1877 - Oblong portfolio of beige (sail?) cloth, 160 x 235 mm., pencil illustrations throughout, some on grey paper (see catalogue note), pen and ink drawing on card tipped-on to front paste-down as impromptu book-plate; the pictures generally in very good condition, the binding with evidence of strong use, some stains and a few small tears. New Caledonia as drawn by a French artist. Interesting and lively portfolio of original drawings made during exile in New Caledonia, by a renowned French artist and winner of the Prix de Rome. Several of the finer drawings depict life on board the Virginie, the ship on which he was deported, and there are besides several very good sketches of New Caledonian scenes; without doubt the most interesting showing a boisterous tribal dance. Charles Capellaro (1826-1899) was a well-regarded French sculptor who regularly exhibited at the Salon during the 1860s. A prominent member of the 1871 Paris Commune, Capellaro was lucky to escape the death penalty in the Commune's bloody aftermath, and on 13 May 1872 was condemned to be deported to the Île des Pins in New Caledonia. Intriguingly, however, in 1870 he had been awarded the commission for a statue for the façade of Saint Eustache church, and he continued to work on the commission even after his imprisonment. Indeed, his deportation in 1874 seems to have been actively delayed while he continued to work, and that year he even managed to have another statue exhibited in the Salon. He was, Sánchez has written, a peculiar anomaly, 'an artist producing state-sponsored work from prison' (Gonzalo J. Sánchez, Organizing Independence: the artists federation of the Paris Commune, p. 128). However, his sentence finally caught up with him, and Capellaro arrived on the Île des Pins in late 1874, already agitating for his freedom. Fellow artists in Paris did not forget him , and due to their efforts in 1877 his sentence was commuted to ten-years banishment. He returned to Brussels, finagled a three-month visa for Paris, and returned home. During his three years in New Caledonia, Capellaro was unable to sculpt on a grand scale, although he did continue to draw (several of his drawings are now in the Musée du Quay Branly) and he did sculpt with the cruder materials available, including executing a clay head of Samuel, King of the Isle of Pines (now in the State Library of New South Wales). A card (75 x 115 mm.) mounted on the inside cover introduces the album, with a caption which reads 'à bord de la Virginie, le 12 octobre 1874', and a small cartouche dedicating the work to his wife, children, and friends, signed C. Capellaro. Otherwise the portfolio contains six detailed drawings of life on board ship, including one of four matelots clustered around the wheel with, at right, an artist sketching - perhaps meant to be Capellaro himself. Another dramatic image shows the three-masted vessel pitching in a fierce storm. There are also seven drawings dealing with Polynesia, made in black and white pencil (the whites in so-called "mine de plomb"). This series includes several views of ports taken from on board including one three-page panorama (sadly not captioned, but perhaps detailed enough to make identification possible), as well as scenes of a Melanesian dance evidently witnessed by Capellaro, and an idealised portrait of a topless woman under a palm. Lastly, there are also some 20 sheets of drawings on different subjects, and it seems likely that Capellaro drew these pictures after he had returned home. The drawings show portraits of European people, classical images, studies of sculptures and a chasseur d'Afrique. One, a study of a monumental sculpture on tissue-paper, is signed "C. Capellaro" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         THE AGAMEMNON OF AESCHYLUS

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1877.. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1877.. Small octavo. Contemporary dyed calf, spine gilt extra, t.e.g. Binding worn at extremities, but quite sound, shallow loss at crown of spine, internally very good. First edition. Inscribed presentation copy: "The Lord Chief Justice Coleridge from RB. Oct. 16. '77." The recipient, Sir John Duke Coleridge, was the eldest son of John Taylor Coleridge, and in his youth, was an intimate of Arnold and Clough at Oxford. His literary interests carried over into his adult life, manifesting themselves in the assemblage of a distinguished library, strong in the Elizabethans. He served as Chief Justice of the Common Pleas for seven years, until in 1880, he was appointed Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench.

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         Les Contes Remois

      Paris - Libraire de Bibliophiles, 1877. Paris - Libraire de Bibliophiles, 1877 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of Les Contes Remois by Comte de Chevigne. Preceeded by La Muse Champenoise by Louis Lacour. Includes a bookplate from the private library of Henry Bagge. A frontispiece and several plate illustrations within. In French. Condition: In a gilt full morocco binding. Externally, sound with slight rubbing and shelfwear to the top and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean with some spotting to the first and last blanks only. Includes an ink stamp froma previous sellers catalogue (H. G. Doggett). OverallCondition: VERY GOOD..

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         Ueber Philosophie der Darwin'schen Lehre

      Leipzig, 1877-86 - Kosmos, Zeitschrift fur einheitliche Weltanschauung auf Grund der Entwicklungslehre, 1877, pp. 277-292 and 459-486. Very good condition.* Some pages uncut. Minor foxing. Darwin. Science. 19th Century science. Evolution. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Laughable lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music...

      London: Robert John Bush, 1877. Square octavo; original maroon cloth, rebacked, recased; some loss of letters on front cover but a good copy nonetheless, with the final 4 pp. advertisements. Lear had written his first Book of Nonsense for the children of his patron the Earl of Derby in 1845. Laughable Lyrics, the fourth nonsense book, and 'last but not least' (Muir, p. 147) 'included some of the best manifestations of Lear's rhythmic gifts and his flair for the invention of words…' (Thwaite, p. 127). 'His work… provides an almost unique example of the perfectly matched text and picture… it was due to him that entertainment bulked larger than instruction in the late Victorian children's book' (Bland, p. 256).

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         Daily Food for Christians

      Anonymous, 1877. Anonymous, 1877 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A miniature edition of this collection of Bible quotes for every day of the year. With gilt textblock edge. Condition: In a decorative morocco binding with gilt detailing. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing and slight bumping. Internally, generally firmly bound, although front free-endpaper and title page are missing. Hinges are strained. Ink signature to front free-endpaper. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: GOOD..

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         Aegypten. Erster Theil: Unter-Aegypten bis Zum Fayum und Die Sinai -Halbinsel.

      Karl Baedeker Leipsic 1877 - First edition.pp. xvi, 562pp, 16 maps, some coloured, 29 plans, 7 engraved illustrations, 76 vignettes in text, ( map at rear frayed at the edge), some spotting throughout, restored preserving the original red cloth boards, new spine, gilt lettered, new endpapers with original endpaper pasted down; overall a very good copy. This is the first edition on Egypt in any language and includes seven very attractive engravings of Egyptian monuments. This and succeeding editions are considered Baedeker classics. The endpapers are dated January 1877. Very scarce edition. Hinrichsen D485. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Fertilisation of Orchids (The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects)

      John Murray, London 1877 - PUBLISHING DETAILS: First printing of the second edition (revised) of Darwin's first book of evidence in support of 'Origin of Species'. Published by John Murray of London in 1877. 300 pages plus 32pp publisher's catalogue dated January 1876. Size; 19 x 13 cms (7.5" x 5"). Weight; 635g (22 ounces). CONDITION: I would rate this as very good. The original green cloth covers, with gilt titling to the spine, are generally sound and clean, with a little bruising to the extremities and a light scratch on the front (see photo). The binding remains generally tight and secure throughout. The text and wood engraving illustrations are generally clean, bright and free from foxing with just one or two freckles on the odd early page. There are 2 newspaper cuttings pasted to the prelims, which have offset on to the half title and title pages (see photo). All in all, this is a tidy early edition of a collectible Darwin title - at a price several hundred pounds below that of a first edition. THE BOOK: From Darwin's autobiography: 'On May 15th, 1862, my little book on the Fertilisation of Orchids, which cost me ten months' work, was published: most of the facts had been slowly accumulated during several previous years. During the summer of 1839, and, I believe, during the previous summer, I was led to attend to the cross-fertilisation of flowers by the aid of insects, from having come to the conclusion in my speculations on the origin of species, that crossing played an important part in keeping specific forms constant. I attended to the subject more or less during every subsequent summer.For some years before 1862 I had specially attended to the fertilisation of our British orchids; and it seemed to me the best plan to prepare as complete a treatise on this group of plants as well as I could, rather than to utilise the great mass of matter which I had slowly collected with respect to other plants.' Freeman on the second edition: 'In 1869, Darwin published a paper (No. 1748) which is an English version of some matter which was prepared for insertion in the first French translation of the book. This matter was incorporated in the second English edition of 1877. The text of this was considerably altered and the inserted Figure I is now incorporated. Its title is condensed by the omission of On and British and Foreign as well as the last phrase.' [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Spätherbstliche Flusslandschaft.

      . Bleistift, mit Bleistift und geschwungener Linie umrandet, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, rechts unten signiert "FRANCK". 20,6:27,6 cm. Blatt aus einem Skizzenbuch. Auf einem Beiblatt: Mit den herzlichsten Geburtstags=/Weihnachts = und Neujahrsgrüssen/ und Wünschen von/Ihrer dankbaren Marta Franck./Berlin-Wannsee. 12. Dec. 46. Wohl Entwurfzeichnung für ein Gemälde oder eine Radierung, die sich durch eine freie und sichere Linienführung auszeichnet.. Seine erste künstlerische Unterweisung erhielt Philipp Franck als Schüler bei dem Zeichenlehrer F. Hoff. 1877-1879 studierte er in Frankfurt am Städelschen Kunstinstitut bei J.H. Hasselhorst (1825-1904) und E. von Steinle (1810-1886). Anschließend nahm er in Kronberg bis 1881 Privatunterricht bei A. Burger (1824-1905). Ein weiterer Mitbegründer der Kronberger Malerkolonie, J.F. Dielmann (1809-1885), mit dem er freundschaftlich verbunden war, riet ihm in Düsseldorf weiterzustudieren. 1881-1887 setzte er seine Studien an der Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie bei E. von Gebhardt (1838-1925) und E. Dücker (1841-1916) fort. 1888-1890 folgte ein Würzburg-Aufenthalt. Anschließend legte er an der Königlichen Zeichenschule in Berlin die Prüfung als Zeichenlehrer ab. 1891/92 hatte er eine erste Lehrestelle in Halle/Saale. 1892 wurde er als Lehrer an die Staatliche Kunstschule Berlin berufen, 1898 folgte die Berufung zum Professor, 1915-1930 war er dort Direktor. Zwischen 1915 und 1939 unternahm er zahlreiche kleinere Reisen nach Kronberg. 1898 war er Mitbegründer der Berliner Sezession, deren Ausstellungen er regelmäßig beschickte. 1919 wurde er Mitglied der Preußischen Akademie. In dieser Zeit arbeitete er eng mit Max Liebermann (1847-1935) zusammen und wird zum Kreis um L. Corinth (1858-1935) gezählt. Philipp Franck, der eine grundlegende Reform des Zeichenunterrichts in Preußen durchsetzte, verfaßte hierzu zwei Handbücher für den Zeichen- und Kunstunterricht.

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         La chanson du vieux marin

      librairie Hachette et Cie - Paris, 1877, grand in-folio percaline éditeur rouge, premier plat décoré d'un médaillon en son centre, reprenant une des illustrations de Gustave Doré et entouré de filet et fer noir. 1f.fx-titre-14pp.y compris le titre orné d'une vignette. Texte anglais en regard de la traduction française par A. Barbier. 39 grandes planches sous serpentes légendées gravées en noir et blanc hors-texte, dont le frontispice. Quelques légères rousseurs exclusivement sur le frontispice et la première page. Minime fente de 5cm au mors du second plat. Magnifique exemplaire illustré par Gustave Doré. Vicaire II, 458. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Essays of Montaigne. Translated by Charles Cotton. With some Accounts of the Life of Montaigne, Notes, and a Translation of all the Letters known to be extant. Edited by William Carew Hazlitt.

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1877. - 3 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary full red calf with two dark green title label and extra gilt to spines, gilt rule to boards, marbled end papers and edges. Bookplates to paste downs; ownership to first blanks. Binding a little rubbed, spines darkened. Light foxing. A superb set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Rare Presidential Grant letter to General Sherman regarding West Pointy politics, endorsed by Sherman on verso

      Washington, DC: , January 8, 1877 Rare Autograph Letter Signed "U. S. Grant" as President, 2p, 5.5î x 9î, separate conjoined sheets. On extremely rare red engraved Executive Mansion stationery, Washington, January 8, 1877. To General William T. Sherman. Ink blot on ìtî in ìGrantî by Grant. Mounting remnants on verso of second page. General Sherman has handwritten on the verso of the second page ìGenl Grantî ñ ìwrote to Kendrick / Jan 8. 77î ñ ìNo Ans.î Fine condition. In the last 35 years, only two Grant ALsS to Sherman have ever appeared at a major public auction, one as President and one as General. In full, ìI wish you would write a private note to Prof. Kendrick saying that I have been informed that he would like to retire. If this is so, and vacancies should occur on the retired list between this and March 4th [when the next president will be inaugurated] to enable me to do so; I will retire him and appoint his successor. But there is no argument that could induce me to retire Prof. Kendrick against his his [sic] will. The Academy will never see his superior over the department he now has charge of, and I have no doubt but his qualifications will serve him for many years yet if he chooses to hold his position. My desire in this matter is to accommodate my old teacher in whatever he may wish in the matter.î President Grant and General Sherman had both been cadets at the U.S. Military Academy, Grant from 1839-1843, Sherman from 1836-1840. Henry L. Kendrick (1811-1891), USMA Class of 1835, taught at West Point from 1835-1847 as Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology. After seeing action in the Mexican War (184701848), Kendrick served on the western front from 1849-1857 when he returned to the Military Academy as Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology until his retirement on December 13, 1880. Grantís letter to Sherman must have been hand delivered, for on that same date, January 8, 1877, Gen. Sherman wrote to Prof. Kendrick who replied to him on January 9, 1877. In full, ìYour note of yesterday has just now come to hand ñ too late for answer by this dayís mail. I have NO desire to retire. You do not know how much I feel obliged to you for your very kind note. & for the good opinion you express of my usefulness here; & I beg that you will take an occasion to convey to the President my grateful appreciation of his friendly & most valued remembrance of me.î

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         Russia.

      London Cassell 1877 - Sixth edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xiv, 466; viii, 472pp., 2 folding coloured maps, prize binding by Bickers of polished green calf gilt, covers with gilt fillets, spines in six compartmets, red and tan labels to second and third, others richly gilt, raised bands, prize stamp to upper covers,marbled edges, a fine set. Wallace (1841-1919), a newspaper correspondent and editor, was engaged in qualifying for a professorship in Comparative Law in Germany when he accepted a private invitation to visit Russia. He had expressed a desire to study the Ossetes, a peculiar Aryan tribe in the Caucasus. However, he remained in Russia nearly six years, studying not the Ossetes but the Russians. He familiarized himself thoroughly with the life of the people by settling for long periods in remote villages. In 1876 he returned to England where he published the present work, his most famous work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         THE ROYAL LAND COM'Y OF VIRGINIA: ITS PURPOSES AND CHARTERS: ITS ANTHRACITE COAL, IRON ORE, OTHER MINERAL AND LIMBER LAND: AND ITS NARROW-GAUGE RAILROADS FROM CHESAPEAKE BAY TO PITTSBURG AND THE WEST. THEIR CONDITION, ADVANTAGES AND PROSPECTS AS SECURITY.

      Royal Land Company of Virginia/Clemmitt & Jones, Book & Job Printers, Harrisonburg, VA/Richmond, VA 1877 - A promotional book encouraging investment in the Company. A continuation of the long title reads; "Their Condition , Advantages and Prospects As a Security for its First Mortgage Seven per cent, Gold Bonds. With information in relation to the Bituminous and Anthracite Coals, Hematite, Specular and Magnetic Iron Ores; Copper, Asbestos, Marl, Manganese, and other Minerals, Building Stones and the Agricultural, Mechanical, Timber and other Resources of the County Tributary to its Lines of Railway." Seventy-nine pages with four folded maps, as required, showing commercial relations and minerals, including gold, along the railroad right of way, plus a fifty-six page appendix. Originally bound in gray printed wrappers, and soon after bound in contemporary quarter leather over marbled paper covered board with seven raised bands and original title label pressed on. Spine professionally rebacked. Original heavily worn leather corners replaced with thick Japanese paper. Interior hinges repaired. Two library plates on the front paste-down endpaper, though no other library markings, pockets or plates were ever present. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Framed display! President Rutherford Birchard Hayes inquires about the circumstances surrounding the death and burial of his maternal grandfather, Roger Birchard

      Washington, DC: , July 17, 1877 Autograph Letter Signed ìR.B. Hayesî as President, 1p, 3.75î x 6î (visible). On Executive Mansion Washington stationery, July 17, 1877. To N.H. Waterbury. Marked ìPrivateî by Hayes at top. Triple matted in gold and blue with a bust image of Hayes, framed to 14.75î x 11.5î In apparent fine condition. In full, ìI am in receipt of your letter of the 13th. I have written to a gentleman of your Town in respect to the remains of my grandfather. He very kindly preferred to do what was proper in case of their removal. I would be glad to have any particulars you can give of the last illness and death of my grandfather.î President Hayesí maternal grandfather, Roger Birchard (1757-1805), came to Saratoga, New York, in 1805 with a son to seek the healing of the springs, but after a stay of over a month, he died and was buried in Saratoga Springs in the First or Sadler Cemetery. The cemetery is no longer there and the remains of those buried were reinterred elsewhere. The recipient of this letter, Nathaniel H. Waterbury (1796-1888), in a story published in the Saratoga Springs newspaper in the early 1880s, wrote about this, mentioning that Roger Birchard was the grandfather of Rutherford Birchard Hayes.

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         Fertilisation of Orchids (The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects)

      London: John Murray, 1877. London: John Murray. PUBLISHING DETAILS: First printing of the second edition (revised) of Darwin's first book of evidence in support of 'Origin of Species'. Published by John Murray of London in 1877. 300 pages plus 32pp publisher's catalogue dated January 1876. Size; 19 x 13 cms (7.5" x 5"). Weight; 635g (22 ounces). CONDITION: I would rate this as very good. The original green cloth covers, with gilt titling to the spine, are generally sound and clean, with a little bruising to the extremities and a light scratch on the front (see photo). The binding remains generally tight and secure throughout. The text and wood engraving illustrations are generally clean, bright and free from foxing with just one or two freckles on the odd early page. There are 2 newspaper cuttings pasted to the prelims, which have offset on to the half title and title pages (see photo). All in all, this is a tidy early edition of a collectible Darwin title - at a price several hundred pounds below that of a first edition. THE BOOK: From Darwin's autobiography: 'On May 15th, 1862, my little book on the Fertilisation of Orchids, which cost me ten months' work, was published: most of the facts had been slowly accumulated during several previous years. During the summer of 1839, and, I believe, during the previous summer, I was led to attend to the cross-fertilisation of flowers by the aid of insects, from having come to the conclusion in my speculations on the origin of species, that crossing played an important part in keeping specific forms constant. I attended to the subject more or less during every subsequent summer....For some years before 1862 I had specially attended to the fertilisation of our British orchids; and it seemed to me the best plan to prepare as complete a treatise on this group of plants as well as I could, rather than to utilise the great mass of matter which I had slowly collected with respect to other plants.' Freeman on the second edition: 'In 1869, Darwin published a paper (No. 1748) which is an English version of some matter which was prepared for insertion in the first French translation of the book. This matter was incorporated in the second English edition of 1877. The text of this was considerably altered and the inserted Figure I is now incorporated. Its title is condensed by the omission of On and British and Foreign as well as the last phrase.' . Very Good. Original Cloth. 2nd Edition. 1877. 19 x 13 Cms (7.5" x 5").

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        SCHOOLPLAAT: Electriseer machine 2e Serie No 8 = Electrification machine

      Utrecht: W. F. Dannenfelser 1877 - School plate., pasted on cardboard. educational picture. Dimensions: 72 x 55cm., Lithograph L. van Leer & Co. Haarlem .* Images used for crafts education. Issued in two series of 10 plates. This is Number 8 from the second series. Edges shaved., Slightly soiled. Picture on request Zie beschrijving

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