Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1877
Is She His Wife?
First Obtainable Printing of \"Is She His Wife? or, Something Singular\"DICKENS, Charles. Is She His Wife? or, Something Singular. A Comic Burletta in One Act. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1877.First obtainable printing. Sixteenmo. 80pp.Original brown cloth, decoratively blocked in black and blind, lettered in gilt and black. Off-white endpapers printed in red. A fine, bright copy. Housed in a custom maroon cloth slipcase, black morocco label on spine, gilt-stamped.Apparently no copy exists of the first (1837) edition of this play, DickensÃ third published play (first performed 6 March 1837); this is the only published work by Dickens to which this situation applies. (The Gimbel collection has playbills for performances on 13 March and 6 April 1837.) Eckel mentions that the only known copy of this edition was at Osgood for their 1877 reprint and was subsequently destroyed in a fire there in 1879. A census in Eckel finds only three extant copies of the 1873 British reprint. Thus, the Osgood reprint of 1877 is the first obtainable printing of this piece.(The Gimbel collection does have a copy [of the 1873 English], probably the one mentioned by Eckel as lacking the back wrapper; the extensive McQuire collection of American Dickens did not have a copy; Vander Poel had both green and brick cloth variants of the 1877, as did Gimbel.)Eckel, 159ff. Gimbel B62. Carr, VanderPoel Dickens B530 (1 & 2).HBS 66292.$1,250
[Bookseller : Heritage Book Shop, LLC
The Geometry of Compasses, or problems resolved by the mere description of circles, and the use of coloured diagrams and symbols.
Elzevier Press: Printed by John C. Wilkins and Vernon for Crosby Lockwood and Co 1877 - FIRST EDITION, with a colour printed frontispiece and 36 diagrams in the text, 19 of them in colour, pp. iv, , 48, 16 (the last 2 paginations are advertisement), 8vo, original grey-blue cloth, frames blocked in black on the covers and the upper cover lettered in black, spine faded, very good A very rare work on geometrical constructions, based on Lorenzo Mascheronis La geometria del compasso (1797). In his Geometria del compasso, Maschéroni shows that all plane construction problems that can be solved with ruler and compass can also be solved with compass alone (DSB IX: 156). Like Byrne's famous edition of Euclid (1846), this book has diagrams printed in colour, although here it is just lines rather than blocks of colour. Little factual information seems to be available on Oliver Byrnes life, though he published more than twenty volumes and is described variously in them. According to one or another of his publications, Byrne was Surveyor-General of the Falkland Islands, Professor of Mathematics in the College for Civil Engineers, Consulting Actuary to the Philanthropic Life Assurance Society etc. etc. etc. (Tomash, general note on Byrne). The frontispiece to this book is the headpiece to the on-line version of the Tomash Library. (Tomash B312)
[Bookseller : Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA
Le Japon de nos jours et les échelles de l'extrême orient. Ouvrage contenant trois cartes. Hachette et Cie. Paris. 1877.
- 2 volumes in-8° reliés pleine percaline blonde, dos lisse, titre en noir, tête dorée, 428 p. + 469 p. + 3 cartes. Très bon état (rousseurs en gardes et éparses dans les volumes globalement peu présentes, rousseurs en tranches, infimes rayures sur les plats). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien
London: Daldy, Isbister & Co., 1877 - 2 volumes, octavo (219 x 136 mm). Original dark blue pebble-grained cloth, titles to spines and front boards gilt, single frame, crown, and outline of the African continent gilt-stamped to front boards, single frame to rear boards in blind, brown endpapers. Bookplate to front pastedowns, binder's ticket of Burn & Co. to rear pastedown of Volume I. Spine ends and corners slightly bumped. Volume I: prelims lightly foxed, text block gently cracked between frontispiece and titles page, mild tanning to a few sections of the folding map. Volume II: a couple of small light stains to rear board. Otherwise an excellent set. Frontispiece to each, 31 plates and 123 woodcuts in all, one engraved folding map coloured in outline in end-pocket of Volume I. First editions. Cameron (1844-94), a naval officer and traveler, volunteered to lead the Royal Geographic Society expedition to find and assist David Livingstone in the African interior. The expedition suffered from the usual difficulties, including desertion, illness, and conflict with local chiefs, before it arrived in Unyanyembe in August 1873. Here, word reached Cameron of Livingstone's death; the missionary's body was brought in some time later. "This left Cameron in a quandary. His instructions from the Royal Geographical Society made it clear that he should go no further than find Livingstone and put himself at his disposal. Moreover, he had been warned that money was short" (Ewans, European Atrocity, African Catastrophe, p.34). Under the pretext of collecting some of Livingstone's belongings, Cameron set out for Ujiji and Lake Tanganyika, where he decided to continue Livingstone's exploration of the southern part of the lake. This decision lead to Cameron following the Lukuga River onwards east to the Lualaba and from thence onwards. In November 1875, after more than two years' travel in Central Africa, Cameron arrived in Benguela, thus becoming the first European to transverse the African continent from east to west. Published two years later, Across Africa, the account of his travels, "contained valuable suggestions for the opening up of the continent, including the utilization of the great lakes as a Cape-to-Cairo connection" (Howgego). Embacher, p. 68; Howgego IV C5 [Attributes: First Edition]
[Bookseller : Peter Harrington. ABA member
A Thousand Miles up the Nile
London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1877. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. pp. xxv, 732, copiously illustrated with full-page plates and illustrations in the text from Edwards' own drawings, two colored folding maps (Egypt, Lower Nubia). In the publisher's original red cloth decorated with Egyptian motifs in red and black; all edges gilt. Recently rebacked (original spine retained); binding sound, contents clean and bright. Edwards (1831-1892) already had a successful career as a novelist when she traveled to Egypt for the first time in 1873 and discovered her lifelong passion. She and her traveling companion, Lucy Renshawe, hired a boat in Cairo and "sailed to Wadi Halfa, accompanying friends met on the crossing from Italy. While at Abu Simbel the party discovered, excavated, and described in detail a previously unknown small temple with a painted chamber. [The two women] also visited Syria, crossed the Lebanese ranges to Damascus and Baalbek, and traveled on to Constantinople" (DNB). On her return to England, Edwards read extensively about ancient Egypt and studied hieroglyphics before writing this book, based on her experiences and the detailed notes and measurements she made on the journey. It was the first general archaeological survey of Egypt's ruins and earned Edwards the admiration of the leading archaeologists of the day, as well as praise from the popular press for "its 'brilliant descriptions of scenery and the exactness of its information' and as 'a delightful, gossiping book'" (DNB). A recognized classic of travel literature, it has been reprinted many times, but is quite scarce in the first edition.
[Bookseller : Walkabout Books, ABAA
Hutchings\' Tourist Guide to the Yosemite Valley
First Edition in Original ClothHUTCHINGS, J. M. . Hutchings\' Tourist Guide to the Yosemite Valley. And the Big Tree Groves For The Spring and Summer of 1877. San Francisco: A Roman & Co., .First edition. Sixteenmo (6 7/16 x 4 11/16 inches; 163 x 118 mm)., -102, [4, blank] pp. With engraved frontispiece of the Yosemite Valley and a map entitled \"Hutchings\' Outline Map of Tourist Travel to the Yo-Semite Valley, Big Tree Groves, Etc., California.\" Also with one leaf of publisher\'s advertisements in front of the frontispiece on lavender paper.Original purple cloth, stamped in blind. Front board lettered in gilt. Gilt mostly very bright. Cloth a bit faded with some light staining. Spine sunned. Corners a bit bumped and back bottom corner chipped. Internally very clean. A very good copy.Farquhar 76.HBS 64815.$1,000
[Bookseller : Heritage Book Shop, LLC
Adventures Of Tom Sawyer - 1st Edition/2nd Issue
The American Publishing Company, 1877. Hardcover. Good. Second edition. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1877. 275 pp. + 4 pgs. of ads. Illustrated. Blue cloth with gilt lettering.(Dated 1877 on title page, ads at rear dated "Revised May 1st, 1877." Appears to be the fourth overall American printing according to the BAL, as it follows the precise pattern of the first edition, third printing but for the different dates on title and first ad pages.)Condition: Good+ condition. Clean pages: no owner inscriptions, marks, etc. Binding has been professionally repaired using Japanese tissue paper and is now quite sturdy and straight. Exposed tips have been lightly reinforced. Some occasional fingered soil marks and foxing to text. Gutters worn, covers rubbed, bands of wear next to head and tail. Gilt lettering of front cover is nice and bright, spine is a bit dulled. Scratches and rubbing to back cover. A sturdy copy in nice shape.Twain's quintessential American novel, rare in its own right as a second edition, which was first published roughly eleven months after the first printing of the first edition. This copy should hold up for decades to come. It presents pretty well and retains all the quirky illustrations plus the general layout and design of the first edition.
[Bookseller : Burnside Rare Books
Alt orientalische Teppichmuster: nach Bildern und Originalen des XV-XVI Jahrhunderts gezeichnet von Julius Lessing
Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth. Good; 14.5 x 21.5 quarter-cloth Portfolio in Good condition. Missing leaf . with pages 3-4.. 1877 (1923). Portfolio. Illustrated by 30 chromolithographs; GWO 732. Second German language edition of Lessing's landmark classic. [CSROT 2709].; 20; 24 pp. .
[Bookseller : RugBooks, IOBA
New Biblia Pauperum
One of 257 Signed Copies, with Woodcuts Printed from the Original Woodblocks[BIBLE IN ENGLISH]. [WYCLIFFE, John]. A New Biblia Pauperum. Being Thirty-Eight Woodcuts Illustrating the Life, Parables & Miracles of Our Blessed Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, With the Proper Descriptions thereof, extracted from the Translation of the New Testament, by John Wiclif, Sometime Rector of Lutterworth. London: Printed at the Sign of The Grasshopper, by Unwin Brothers, The Gresham Press., 1877.First edition. One of 257 copies printed and signed by the Unwin Brothers. This being number 212. Two separate parts, each numbered and signed. The first being the prospectus with the title-page as above and  pp. (9 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches; 248 x 187 mm). The second and main part being the bible (10 x 7 7/8 inches; 253 x 200 mm) and comprising , 38,  leaves and with thirty-eight woodblock plates each facing a page of text. The text is printed in black with red initials on verso, recto blank. Woodblock plates are facing text, printed on recto, verso blank. Printed on special handmade paper, in Caxton Type No. 2. With a preface by A.P. Stanley.Original drab boards, bound to the style of the period. Boards stamped in blind, in a design taken from an early block book in the British Museum. Spine lettered in gilt. Two brass clasps, lacking the strap attachment. Top edge dyed maroon, others uncut. Boards a bit soiled and rubbed along edges. Spine with some chipping and some wear to head and tail-pieces. Prospectus in original printed paper wrappers. Some very light soiling. Overall a very good copy of this interesting production.This limited edition was produced for the occurrence of the Caxton Celebration of 1877. The original woodblocks dating sometime between 1470-1540 were purchased by the Unwin brothers and used to print the plates which pair up nicely with the facsimile text of Wiclif's New Testament of 1525. It is unknow what work these woodblocks were originally used for the printing of, as the have not been "recognized as belonging to any printed book"... "In issuing them, combined with a suitable descriptive text, our thought has been to produce, as nearly as possible, a counterpart of an old Biblia Pauperum, and thus form a fitting memorial not only of the Caxton Celebration, but also of the Wiclif Quincentenart." (Unwin Brothers, from the note by the printer).Herbert, 2008.HBS 66069.$2,500
[Bookseller : Heritage Book Shop, LLC
Novum Testamentum Graece Ad Antiquissimos Testes Denuo Recensuit Delectuque Critico Ac Prolegomenis Instruxit Editio Critica Minor Ex VIII. Maiore DesumptaApparatum Criticum Apposuit Constaninus
J. C. Hinrichs Bibliopola, 1877. Hardcover. Very Good. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs Biblipola, 1877. Printed by Giesecke & Devrient. Eighth minor edition. Hardcover, 1,056 pp. In green blind-paneled cloth with gilt titles on spine. Likely a rebinding. All edges red. Very good. Lacks the front free endpaper. Pages toned at edges, slightly brittle. No markings. Minimal wear. In Greek and Latin.
[Bookseller : Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)
Libro de la Jineta y Descendencia de los Caballos Guzmanes.
- M- Imp. de Aribau 1877. 24,5 cm. LXXI-83 p. Le sigue "Pintura de un Potro", 91 p.-2 h. Libro publicado por la Sociedad de Bibliófilos Españoles. Enc. media piel moderna, conserva cubiertas. (Ref. 9689-K). Caballos.
[Bookseller : Llibreria Antiquària Casals
Ein mathematisches Handbuch der alten Ägypter. (Papyrus Rhind des British Museum). Erster Band: Commentar; Zweiter Band: Tafeln. Übersetzt und erklärt von August Eisenlohr.
Leipzig: Hinrichs, 1877.. 3 Bll., II, 296 S. mit zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text; 24 Tafeln (Druck in schwarz-rot); gr. 8° (Kommentarband), Folio (Tafelband); gebunden, Orig.-Halbeinen der Zeit;. Bei beiden Bänden der Rücken der Pappbände wohl erneuert und mit Halbleinen verstärkt. Beim Tafelband ist der Rücken zum Teil angeplatzt. Sonst guter Zustand beider Bände. // Der Papyrus Rhind ist eine altägyptische, auf Papyrus verfasste Abhandlung zu verschiedenen mathematischen Themen, die wir heute als Arithmetik, Algebra, Geometrie, Trigonometrie und Bruchrechnung bezeichnen. Er gilt neben dem etwas älteren, aber weniger umfangreichen Papyrus Moskau 4676 als eine der wichtigsten Quellen für unser Wissen über die Mathematik im Alten Ägypten und wird auf etwa 1550 v. Chr. datiert. Der Papyrus ist benannt nach dem schottischen Anwalt und Antiquar Alexander Henry Rhind, der ihn 1858 in Luxor, Oberägypten erwarb. Die Schriftstücke wurden wohl wenig zuvor bei illegalen Grabungen auf dem gegenüber von Luxor westlich des Nils liegenden Gebiet Thebens in oder nahe dem Ramesseum gefunden, genauere Umstände sind nicht bekannt. August Adolf Eisenlohr (geb. 6. Oktober 1832 in Mannheim; gest. 24. Februar 1902 in Heidelberg) war ein deutscher Ägyptologe. 1877 erwarb er sich große Verdienste um die Mathematikgeschichte durch seine Arbeit über den Papyrus Rhind. /lager
[Bookseller : Altstadt-Antiquariat Nowicki-Hecht UG (h
Excellent and scarce Autograph Manuscript Signed, 4 pages 4to, n.p., Sept. 1877
- This is the complete fair copy of his 12-stanza poem, "In the Old South Church". It begins, "She came and stood in the Old South Church a wonder and a sign, With a look the old time sibyls wore, half-crazed and half divine." In conclusion the final stanza is, "So long as Boston shall Boston be, and her bay-tides rise and fall, Shall freedom stand in the Old South Church And plead for the rights of all!" It is signed and dated, "John G. Whittier". This Church was founded in 1678, and is still in operation. Between 1872 and 1875 it was rebuilt on Boylston St. This poem was used as a dedication some 22 years later. It is boldly penned On four vellum pages. This first page is soiled but readable while the remainder is bold and beautiful. Quite scarce and interesting. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
[Bookseller : Schulson Autographs
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1877. Second Edition. Half vellum. Very good. Second Edition. Half vellum. Three vols., 8vo (248 × 160 mm), pp. xx, 428; viii, 484; 19 plates (1 uncoloured, 12 coloured and 6 folding), and numerous engravings; occasional foxing, mostly affecting text; bound in half vellum with red lettering pieces; some rubbing, a split to joint of lower board at the the base of the first volume (c. 55 mm), still intact; otherwise very good. Second, augmented, edition.Pietro Angelo Secchi, SJ (1818-1878), Director of the Observatory of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome for 28 years, was a pioneer in astronomical spectroscopy and among the first scientists to prove that the sun was a star. The Sun remained an interest for Secchi throughout his career; he made drawings of solar eruptions and sunspots and compiled a record of sunspot activity, and in observing solar eclipses proved that the solar corona observed during these events were part of the sun and not a phenomenon resulting from the eclipse itself.An accomplished inventor, he developed the heliospectograph, the star-spectroscope and the telespectroscope, and from 1863 began collecting the spectra of stars, accumulating some 4000 stellar spectrograms. From this information Secchi was able to produce a system for categorising stars according to type, the five Secchi classes, a classification eventually superseded by the Harvard system, developed by Edward C. Pickering in the 1880s, and which became the norm by the end of the 1890s.The present work on the Sun uses this knowledge of stellar spectroscopy to demonstrate the similarities between the Sun and other stars, as well as showing that certain absorption lines in the spectrum of the Sun are caused by aborption in the Earth's atmosphere. It contains beautiful early colour images of the surface of the Sun, solar eruptions and other phenomena, detailed spectroscopic charts, and engravings (with descriptions) of many of the scientific instruments employed by Secchi for his work, making it also a useful source on the history of astronomical measuring instruments, many of which he designed and built himself. It is unusual in being published in French (and in France), unlike Secchi's other works, in Italian.COPAC records six copies of this second, augmented, edition in UK institutions.
[Bookseller : Abel Rare Books Ltd.
Porträt Marie Grünewald, Ganzfigur auf einem Stuhl sitzend.
1877. Bleistift, auf Velin, rechts unten datiert "1877", auf Untersatz montiert und dort bezeichnet "Marie Grünewald / war mit Math. Loretz in Weimar bei Preller". 24:16,7 cm. Provenienz: Nachlaß Friedrich Schmöle. Die schriftliche Anmerkung der Künstlerin läßt den Schluß zu, daß Mathilde Schmöle in Weimar eine Schülerin des Malers und Radierers F. Preller d. Ä. (1804-1878) war.. Die Malerin und Zeichnerin Mathilde Schmöle war seit 1876 mit dem Frankfurter Kaufmann F.P. Schmöle (1844-1924) verheiratet, der 1904 seinen Beruf aufgab, um sich ganz dem Malen und Reisen zu widmen. Nach der Vita ihres Mannes, der sich 1872 ein Landhaus in Kronberg erbauen ließ und dort in Kontakt trat mit den örtlichen Malern, könnte sie mit diesem gemeinsam bis 1905 Studienfahrten in die nähere Umgebung Frankfurts, nach Wetzlar und Braunfels sowie zwischen 1905 und 1913 nach Belgien und Holland, an die deutsche Nordseeküste, nach Sylt, Helgoland, in die Schweiz und nach Norditalien unternommen haben. Sie malte Landschaften, Porträts und Genrebilder. In engem brieflichem Kontakt stand sie mit Berta Riehl, Ehefrau des Kulturhistorikers und Novellisten W.H. Riehl, dessen Tochter Helene Riehl (geb. 1850) eine Landschaftsmalerin wurde. Über die Mitschülerin Marie Grünewald sind keine weiteren Informationen überliefert.
[Bookseller : Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH
New Zealand : graphic and descriptive / the illustrations by C. D. Barraud : edited by W. T. L. Travers, F.L.S.
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London 1877 - London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1877. 40 p.,  leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 58 cm. Rebacked. Original half brown leather retained. Decorated russet cloth boards. Original endpapers and russet cloth hinges retained. Binding shows wear (especially to extremities) and soiling. Small losses (especially to spine ends and corners). Text block shows some wear, soiling, and foxing/discolouration. Offsetting to pages facing plates. Plates show some mild and sporadic wear, soiling, and foxing. Tidy repairs to various pages and plates. A nice copy. Chromolithographs by T. Picken, W. D. Blatchley, E. Walker, and R. Smythson. Plain lithographs by G. McCullock and R. K. Thomas. All plates printed by C. F. Kell. Bagnall, 320. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Jason Books
Die Englische Nordpolexpedition 1875-1876 Unter Capitan Nares Und Ihre Resultate.
U. Hartleben's Verlag, Wien - 1877, 1st printing. () Very good. 40pp. Octavo. Original printed wrappers. Slight browning around the edges. Single page map at rear. A nice example of a fragile item. Chavanne 4952 Not in A.B. Very scarce. Chavanne is most noted for compiling the monumental arctic bibliography in 1878. This account provides a very early summary of the Nares Expedition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC
Lettre autographe signée
- HESSE Hermann (1877-1962), écrivain, Prix Nobel de littérature en 1946. Lettre autographe signée adressée à un ami. Luzern, 18 mai 1916. 3 p. in-8, à la mine de plomb. En allemand. Très belle lettre écrite d'une clinique de Sonnmatt près de Lucerne où Hesse suit une cure psychanalytique. Après avoir évoqué une belle soirée avec la cantatrice Llona Durigo où ne manquait que le compositeur Othmar Schoeck, Hesse décrit à son ami les tourments et les sensations qui l'habitent. Le monde tel qu'il le connaissait, même beau et bien-aimé, ne le comble plus (« Je me lève affamé des tables les mieux garnies ») et il attend de pouvoir discerner les signes qu'il devine dans les montagnes lointaines, enrobés de nuages. Il décrit un traitement électrique qu'il suit pour se réchauffer le corps. Avouant que sa situation n'a pas changée depuis plus de deux ans, il évoque à ce propos l'un de ses contes ; il affirme ne pas vouloir descendre du bateau sur lequel il est embarqué avant de comprendre la raison de ce voyage nocturne. Enfin, il sollicite l'avis de son correspondant sur l¿un de ses frères.
[Bookseller : Librairie SIGNATURES
Des sociÃ©tÃ©s animales. Etude de psychologie comparÃ©e
Germer BailliÃ¨re, Paris 1877 - In-8. [217 x 137 mm] Collation : 389 pp. Demi-chagrin rouge, dos Ã nerfs ornÃ©, couverture imprimÃ©e conservÃ©es. (Reliure rÃ©cente.). PremiÃ¨re Ã©dition. Alfred Espinas (1844--1922) est considÃ©rÃ© comme l'un des prÃ©curseurs de l'Ã©thologie. "Nul Ãªtre vivant n'est seul. . La vie en commun n'est pas dans le rÃ¨gne animal un fait accidentel. . Elle est au contraire , et nous nous croyons en mesure de le prouver abondamment dans le prÃ©sent ouvrage, un fait normal, constant, universel. . Le milieu social est la condition nÃ©cessaire de la conservation et du renouvellement de la vie. C'est lÃ une loi biologique qu'il ne sera pas inutile de mettre en lumiÃ¨re." Pour l'auteur, "l'Ã©tude des sociÃ©tÃ©s animales forme non pas un chapitre prÃ©liminaire mais le premier chapitre de la sociologie". TrÃ¨s rare thÃ¨se de doctorat Ã la Sorbonne. L'ouvrage a Ã©tÃ© rÃ©Ã©ditÃ© l'annÃ©e suivante, puis en 1935.
[Bookseller : Hugues de Latude
Framed display! President Rutherford Birchard Hayes inquires about the circumstances surrounding the death and burial of his maternal grandfather, Roger Birchard
Autograph Letter Signed ?R.B. Hayes? as President, 1p, 3.75? x 6? (visible). On Executive Mansion Washington stationery, July 17, 1877. To N.H. Waterbury. Marked ?Private? by Hayes at top. Triple matted in gold and blue with a bust image of Hayes, framed to 14.75? x 11.5? In apparent fine condition.In full, ?I 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.?President Hayes? 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 reint
[Bookseller : University Archives
Kansas City Illustrated 1876-1877
Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, Kansas City 1877 - Publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the upper cover, rebacked to style, patterned endpapers. Provenance: Willie White (period presentation inscriptions and use as an album amicorum on verso of plates and on blanks) Very rare lithographed views of Kansas City, Missouri. 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, Deak or Reps. OCLC cites 8 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. 8vo. (6 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches). 24pp. Lithographed title printed on blue paper, 39 (of 40) tinted lithographed plates printed in purple ink against tan backgrounds. (Some soiling and chips at edges of text and plates). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)
On Horseback Through Asia Minor
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1877. Two volumes complete - Volume One - xxxii, 352pp and Volume Two - xix, , 399pp, . Slightly later half-calf and marbled paper over boards, semi-raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, volume to fourth, remaining panels with central flower head and volute device, with volute corner pieces making up a frame, edges sprinkled red. Slightly rubbed to extremities, one or two small scuffs, but generally a bright set. Internally some light foxing to endpapers, folding map to volume two with old repair to reverse and is folded poorly, otherwise bright and clean. Previous owner's circular bookplate to front pastedowns. With a photographic frontispiece, and three folding maps. The Sixth edition (published in the same year as the first) of Burnaby's second work. "At the time of controversy in Britain over the Eastern question, in the winter of 1876-7, Burnaby, on leave, travelled in Turkish-ruled Asia Minor. With his faithful soldier-servant George Radford, he went from Constantinople via Angora to Kars and Batumi. He was welcomed by Turkish officials and others, hoping for British support against Russia. He wrote On Horseback through Asia Minor (2 vols., 1877). Another proudly British travelogue, its message was pro-Turkish and anti-Russian, asserting that, despite faults, Turkish rule was better than Russian, and that Russia was a threat to India. While he was writing the book the Russo-Turkish War began, and he demanded British support for Turkey. The publisher paid him Â£2500 plus further royalties and, despite radical criticism, his panegyric upon the pashas (Alexander, 93) sold well" (ODNB). Howgego IV:B94. Reprint. Half Calf and Boards. Very Good. 8vo.
[Bookseller : Temple Rare Books
Street Life in London
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London 1877 - Publisher's pictorial red cloth, decoratively stamped in gilt, red and black, gilt edges "The first photographic social documentation of any kind" (Gernsheim). Thomson's photographs in Street Life in London and the commentary upon the images by Thomson and Adolphe Smith, depict a London in which life is a harsh and continuous struggle. The characters on view here are familiar to us more from Dickens' novels or from an idea of the Whitechapel of Jack the Ripper than from any nostalgic image of a strait-laced or patrician Victorianism. Thomson and Smith are, however, sympathetic to the objects of their study and seem intent on cataloguing the variety of types to be found rather than attempting any Barnum-like freakshow. As Thomson himself writes: "The precision and accuracy of photography enables us to present true types of the London poor and shield us from the accusation of either underrating or exaggerating individual peculiarities of appearance." Hasselblad 42; Gernsheim, p. 447; Truthful Lens 169. 4to. (10 5/8 x 8 inches). , 100pp. 37 woodburytypes on 36 leaves, each with printed caption and red ruled border. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)
On Horseback Through Asia Minor
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London 1877 - Two volumes complete - Volume One - xxxii, 352pp and Volume Two - xix, , 399pp, . Slightly later half-calf and marbled paper over boards, semi-raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, volume to fourth, remaining panels with central flower head and volute device, with volute corner pieces making up a frame, edges sprinkled red. Slightly rubbed to extremities, one or two small scuffs, but generally a bright set. Internally some light foxing to endpapers, folding map to volume two with old repair to reverse and is folded poorly, otherwise bright and clean. Previous owner's circular bookplate to front pastedowns. With a photographic frontispiece, and three folding maps. The Sixth edition (published in the same year as the first) of Burnaby's second work. "At the time of controversy in Britain over the Eastern question, in the winter of 1876-7, Burnaby, on leave, travelled in Turkish-ruled Asia Minor. With his faithful soldier-servant George Radford, he went from Constantinople via Angora to Kars and Batumi. He was welcomed by Turkish officials and others, hoping for British support against Russia. He wrote On Horseback through Asia Minor (2 vols., 1877). Another proudly British travelogue, its message was pro-Turkish and anti-Russian, asserting that, despite faults, Turkish rule was better than Russian, and that Russia was a threat to India. While he was writing the book the Russo-Turkish War began, and he demanded British support for Turkey. The publisher paid him Â£2500 plus further royalties and, despite radical criticism, his panegyric upon the pashas (Alexander, 93) sold well" (ODNB). Howgego IV:B94 Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Temple Rare Books
(Flensburg 1850 - 1919). Bei der LektÃ¼re. Ãl auf Leinwand, 1877. Unten links signiert und datiert 'J. NÃ¶bbe. 1877'. 53 x 63,5 cm. Gerahmt.
1877. . Jacob NÃ¶bbe war nach einer umfassenden akademischen Ausbildung (u.a. bei Ludwig Richter und Julius HÃ¼bner) anerkannter PortrÃ¤tmaler, spÃ¤ter Zeichenlehrer in Flensburg, Mitglied des Ekensunder KÃ¼nstlerkreises und erster Lehrer Emil Noldes (vgl. Schulte-WÃ¼lwer, Malerei in SH, S. 218 ff.).-
[Bookseller : Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.
Japanische Sprachlehre. (Nach der hollÃ¤ndischen Ausgabe von 1868 ins Deutsche Ã¼bertragen.)
Leiden, Brill, 1877.. kl.-4Â°. 7 Bll., 311 S., 3 Bll. Mit 2 Taf. Ln. d. Zt. Mit Gold- u. BlindprÃ¤g. Kl. Loch am EinbandrÃ¼cken. Unaufgeschn.. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Hoffmann (1805-1878 in Den Haag) war ein namhafter Kenner der chinesischen und japanischen Sprache und als solcher Professor an der UniversitÃ¤t Leiden.
[Bookseller : Burgverlag Buchhandelsges.mb.H.
Ornamental Textile Fabrics of all Ages and Nations: A Practical Collection of Specimens
Published by Asher & Co, London 1877 - , 13 pages, with 50 colour plates each with explanatory descriptions First Edition , Cover rubbed around the edges, bumped spine ends and corners, with a sound binding, damp stain at the rear, effecting 3 plates, otherwise internally clean, with bright plates, book in good condition , Red cloth, with black illustration and gilt titles 40 x 29 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Keoghs Books
Illustrated Toronto; Past And Present Being An Historical And Descriptive Guide-Book; Its Architecture, Manufacture, Trade; Its Social, Literary, Scientific And Charitable Institutions ; Its Churches, Schools and Colleges And Other Principal Points Etc.
Peter A. Gross, Toronto 1877 - Fair in publisher's original green cloth, titles in green, gilt and black cover illustration, shaken, pages loose, signatures popped, moderate corner wear, spine needs tightening. 59 tinted litographed plates, all in very good condition most with tissue guards but a dog's breakfast as to which plate is supposed to be where, likely due to the compiler and binder being drunk. Also one in-text illustration, small dampstain or darkening along margin of first few pages. . Good reading copy. Errata notice p. 252p.Blue endpapers. 384p (p) [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : David Eves Books
F. W. Putzger's Historischer Schul-Atlas zur alten, mittleren und neuen Geschichte in siebenundzwanzig Haupt- und achtundvierzig Nebenkarten.
Bielefeld u. Leipzig, Velhagen und Klasing, 1877.. 1. Auflage !. 4Â°quer, 26 Seiten, betitelter Okart. zeitgenÃ¶ssisch zum Schutz in Halbleinen eingebunden, Titelblatt fast lose und leicht randfleckig sonst guter Zustand - 1877 ! Hier die seltene 1. Auflage von 1877 des bekannten Schulatlas. a76024
[Bookseller : Antiquariat Ehbrecht
The instructive picture-book : sketches from nature, or, pictures of animal and vegetable life in all lands
London : Edward Stanford, 26 and 27, Cockspur Street, Charing Cross, S.W., 1877. 2nd Edition. Good copy in the original pictorial boards. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dulled and dust-toned as with age with corners slightly bumped and frayed. Spine hinges slightly worn with some wear to extremeties. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; internally tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. Description: iv, 34 p., XXIV leaves of plates (double-leaved) : col. ill. ; 33 cm. Subject: Animals -- Pictorial works. Animals -- Juvenile literature. Plants -- Pictorial works.
[Bookseller : MW Books Ltd.
London John Van Voorst 1877 - FIRST EDITION 1877. 8vo, approximately 230 x 145 mm, 9 x 5Â¾ inches, engraved plate of beetles as frontispiece, pages: xxv, 256 including index, plus 2 pages of adverts, original publisher's blind stamped green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, original yellow endpapers. Small neat repair to closed tear at top of inner margin of title page, small neat repair to 1 outer margin due to bad opening, with slight loss of paper, several pages have a tiny nick to lower margins, endpapers, frontispiece and title page have light foxing, occasional tiny spot to margins, neat ink name to first blank endpaper (Henry E. Moore), otherwise a very good clean copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.
Japanische Sprachlehre. (Nach der hollÃ¤ndischen Ausgabe von 1868 ins Deutsche Ã¼bertragen.)
Leiden, Brill, 1877.. kl.-4Â°. 7 Bll., 311 S., 3 Bll. Mit 2 Taf. Ln. d. Zt. Mit Gold- u. BlindprÃ¤g. Kl. Loch am EinbandrÃ¼cken. Unaufgeschn. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Hoffmann (1805-1878 in Den Haag) war ein namhafter Kenner der chinesischen und japanischen Sprache und als solcher Professor an der UniversitÃ¤t Leiden.
[Bookseller : Antiquariat Burgverlag
Celebration, Feb. 19, 1877. Sunset Route. G.H. & S.A.R
G.H. & S.A.R, Houston ? 1877 - Welcome! To the Governor & Staff. The Lt. Gov. & Officers of the "Lone Star" State: To the Judiciary: to the Queen City of the Gulf, the commercial portal of Texas: to the Bayou City the pioneer of Texas Railways: to the City of Hills: the capital of our Great State: to all her sister cities and towns: and to all her guests "The City of the Alamo" extends a hearty welcome!.Broadside on violet silk. Welcome to a special train bearing Gov. Richard B. Hubbard and other state officials to San Antonio. Image of Alamo with text contained within an elaborate scrolled framework. 9.5 x 6.1" Silk faded to gray, Laid down on paper.
[Bookseller : Murray Hudson
EL LIBRO DE LOS ESPIRITUS
. Zustand: Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda 1 Edicion. Barcelona. Rustica. XLIII+350Pag+3h. Direccion de la "Revista de Estudios Psicologicos". 1877. Primera edicion espanola. El Libro de los Espiritus. Que contiene los principios de la doctrina espiritista, sobre la inmortalidad del alma, la naturaleza de los espiritus y sus relaciones con los hombres, las leyes morales, la vida presente, la vida futura y el porvenir de la humanidad. Segun la ensenanza dada por los espiritus superiores con la ayuda de diferentes mediums. Rarissima Obra, muy dificil de encontrar. Ref-9.4 Biblioteca AD.
[Bookseller : Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques
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. .
[Bookseller : Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.
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.
[Bookseller : Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com
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]
[Bookseller : finecopy Ltd P.B.F.A.
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]
[Bookseller : Tony Hutchinson
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.
[Bookseller : Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.
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. .
[Bookseller : Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.
La Fille Élisa
G. Charpentier, Éditeur 13, rue de Grenelle-Saint-Germain, Paris 1877 - . 1/75 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de Hollande. . 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)
[Bookseller : Librairie Erwan de Kerangué
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]
[Bookseller : librairie Mérolle
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.
[Bookseller : Robinson Street Books, IOBA
HAROLD A DRAMA.
London: Henry S. King & Co., 1877. - ,161,,,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.
[Bookseller : William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA
København 1877. 8vo. 211 s. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. (Rødt) med helt gullsnitt. Navn radert fra forsatsbl. Svak kantslitasje
[Bookseller : Ruuds Antikvariat
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]
[Bookseller : Wittenborn Art Books
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]
[Bookseller : Hordern House Rare Books