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         Album - Collecction of Herbarium Specimens - "Ferns and Flowers" - Sister of John Turnball Thomson , Surveyor-General of New Zealand

      New Zealand 1877 - New Zealand, South Africa, Hawaii, United Kingdom, 1877-1880. Herbarium of over 120 preserved botanical specimens, neatly displayed in a purpose made botanical drying album, many with manuscript captions, some dated. Compiled by Margaret Thomson, sister of important New Zealand Surveyor-General John Turnbull Thomson. Qto. 41 pages. Green cloth boards elaborately tooled with botanical motif, titled in gilt to front. Volume measures approximately 26 x 31 cm, rebacked and reinforced at hinge, otherwise in very good condition. Specimens are in excellent condition. Featuring sugar cane from Hawaii, colourful seaweed, buttercups and primroses from Bamburgh (Bamborough), flowers and ferns of Scotland, heath from Table Mountain in South Africa, and a wide variety of flora from New Zealand mainly gathered around Wellington, including the poisonous tutu plant and some spectuacular kidney ferns, this is a most unique collection. The botanical collector is identified only as Maggie, sister to Patricia C. Thomson, by her manuscript dedication. Maggie [Thomson] is also sister to John Turnbull Thomson (1821-1884), Surveyor-General of New Zealand, who was instrumental leader in the development of New Zealand's infrastructure, and also a founder of the Otago and Southland Institutes of New Zealand, to which he contributed numerous papers on scientific subjects including ethnological studies. The volume includes at least two examples of plants from the Lennel House, his home in Invercargill. Of Scottish lineage and born in Glororum in Northumberland, he emigrated to New Zealand in early 1856, married Jane Williamson at Kaikorai Bank on 7 October 1858, and worked as Chief Surveyor of the Otago Province until 1873. From 1876 until 1879 he was Surveyor-General of New Zealand. Following his retirement, the couple and their eight daughters moved to Invercargill in 1880, where another daughter was born. From 1882 they lived in a house they named "Lennel", which was designed by Thomson and is still preserved under covenant by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. Thomson died there on 16 October 1884. Maggie, Margaret Thomson (1820-1900), was born in Warenford, Northumberland one year after her brother John Turnbull Thomson. She married George Scott, Esq. (1801-1880) of Ayar Rajah Estate in Penang, an engineer who arrived in Penang in 1838. Her substantial herbarium represents four nations and preserves over 120 tangible plant specimens. The origins of the specimens and inscribed dates, comprising examples from Maggie's homeland in Northumberland, some from nearby regions in Scotland, a scant few samples from Cape Town, and finally a substantial collection from New Zealand, reveal that she had made a voyage to England and Scotland to visit family, compiling her album on her return to New Zealand. The recipient of the volume is her sister Patricia Thomson, who married John Clay, Esq. (1824-1904) in 1850 at Eyemouth, in Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. Clay was a Scottish farmer of Kerchesters, Winfield and Wedderlie, Roxburgh, and Berwick. He was appointed as one of the Commissioners for Scotland on the Royal Commission on Agriculture in 1879, and again in 1893. (Their son John Clay went to America to manage the financial affairs of Scottish investors in Western cattle ranches.) Specimens collected from Honolulu in November 1877 include sugar cane leaves, a coral leaf, peppercorns (chili peppers), flowers and some hearty low-growing greenery. [There is very little left to show from the glorious days of sugar cane on the Big Island; only a few small stands of the once coveted and strictly controlled commodity remain dispersed thereabouts today.] Samples are taken at Alwich Castle, Bamburgh, and elsewhere in Northumberland in April 1878. In May following, Jedburgh Abbey, the Scottish Borders, and Roxburghshire make for plentiful gathering grounds. A large sample of heather is collected from the Lammersmoor Hills in Scotland. Ferns

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         Letters from California: Its Mountains, Valleys, Plains, Lakes, Rivers, Climate and Productions Also its Railroads, Cities, Towns and People as Seen in 1876

      8vo. Springfield: Illinois State Journal Co., 1877. 8vo, original brown cloth, front cover elaborately lettered and decorated in gilt & black, rear cover decorated in blind. [iv], viii, 171 pp. Shelf-rubbed, but an unusually bright and very good copy of a very uncommon book. First Edition. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Hon. J. M. Scott / from his friend / The Author." John M. Scott was a Supreme Court Justice in Illinois; and laid into this copy is an editorial from a Bloomington newspaper supporting his re-election to that office. The Thomas Wayne Norris copy, with his bookplate. Newspaper editor Phillips travelled to California with his tubercular son in search of a healthier climate. As the youth's condition slowly worsened, his father travelled about the State and sent 21 letters back home describing his experiences and impressions. Phillips must have been one of the rare visitors to California who did not visit Yosemite or Mount Shasta, as he generally stayed close to his dying son in San Diego. As a result, this book describes the landscape and people of Southern California in considerable detail. The author has much to say on political and financial chicanery. He also reports that, "I have seen more fleshy ladies in California in proportion to numbers, than I ever saw anywhere ." Cowan [II], p. 484. Howes P-311. Norris Catalogue 3042. Rocq 17093.

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         Pierre Latour du Moulin créateur de l'industrie du touage à vapeur. Sa vie, ses oeuvres scientifiques, politiques et littéraires.

      Librairie Hachette et Cie 1877 - Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1877. In-8, (4pp.), 413pp., (2pp.). Plein maroquin bleu de l'époque, dos à nerfs, plats réglés, dentelles dorées d'encadrement sur les contreplats, tranches dorées (reliure signée P. Luicron ?). 1 portrait photographique de Pierre Latour du Moulin (Photoglyptie Lermercier & Cie à Paris) en frontispice, et 7 planches gravées en hors texte. Armes sur le 1er plat : couronne comtale et initiales A. C. Quelques frottements sur un plat, coiffes et coins ; des manques de papier sur les gardes, rousseurs éparses parfois plus prononcées. Edition originale très rare dans une luxueuse reliure. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         5 offprints Charles Sedgwick Minot One inscribed

      Cambridge, Printed at the Riverside Press. PAMPHLET. Group of 5 rare offprints by Charles Sedgwick Minot. First separate editions. Included are: The Sledge Microtome (1877) reprinted from The American Naturalist, April, 1877 Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Fold marks, chipping to edges; The Concrescence Theory of the Vertebrate Embryo from The American Naturalist July, 1890; The Concrescence Theory of the Vertebrate Embryo, from the American Naturalist, August, 1890; Ueber die Vererbung und Verjungung, Leipzig, Eduard Besold, 1895, ring-stain front cover; The Number Habit from the Proceedings of the American Society for Physchical Research Vol. 1 Part II, June, 1886 (front cover perished, back cover torn and badly chipped. First separate editions. Offprints. Good to very good condition. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good. 1877.

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         [Photo Album]: Bowdoin '77 - An Album of Portrait Photographs of the 1877 Senior Class of Bowdoin College

      (Brunswick, Maine). (1877). Quarto album. Bound in full beveled leather over boards with a metal clasp, with "Bowdoin '77" stamped in gold on the front board, gilt turn-ins, white silk moire endleaves, all edges gilt. An album manufactured by A.J. Holman & Co. (Philadelphia) with a color lithographic title page, and bookseller's ticket: "Bailey & Noyes" (Portland, Maine). The leather binding is rubbed and scuffed at the edges, both hinges are detached, else overall very good, all 61 carbon prints are near fine. The album contains 61 carbon print portrait photographs of Bowdoin graduates laid into oval sleeves on both sides of 35 cardboard leaves of. Well over half of the photographs are Signed in ink on facing paper guards, most notably Bowdoin President and Civil War General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the hero of the Battle of Gettsyburg and 32nd Governor of Maine, and Arctic explorer Robert Edwin Peary. Also included are: a printed broadsheet: "Class of '77, Bowdon. Members List, June 1, 1884" laid down on the front free endpaper; a laid-in a printed invitation: "The Senior Class of Bowdoin College, Class Day Exercises (Tuesday, July 10, 1877); and a two-page printed memorial for one of the graduates: "Edward Clarence Metcalf" (1880). A detailed list of graduate portraits and signatures is available on request. .

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         La Belle-Enfant ou l'Amour a Quarante Ans

      (Dufy, Raoul, 1877-1953) Montfort, Eugene. La Belle-Enfant ou l'Amour a Quarante Ans.. Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1930 . #163 of 340 copies (Entire edition 390 copies: 60 with suites; 35 on Japan supernacre; 244 as this copy; 50 hors commerce.) Loose as issued. Page size 13.2 x 10.2 inches; overall size 14 x 11 x 2.5 inches Illustrated with 110 original etchings by Raoul Dufy, 94 of which are 1/2 or full page plates, 41 hors-texte, loose in pictorial wrapper folder. Fine copy, Brown buckram folding box. Garvey notes in The Artist & The Book" #93 "In search of accuracy of detail for La Belle-Enfant, one of the most celebrated of Dufy's illustrated books, he made preliminary studies in Marseilles, the locale of the novel.? Vollard recounts the determination of Dufy to get exactly the right images he wanted, ?His conscientiousness was extraordinary. After several journeys to Marseilles a Marseilles that is beginning to disappear, which adds still more to the interest of these illustrations just as he was about to engrave one of the last plates, representing Alinees salon, the artists felt doubtful...He decided to go to Marseilles...again.? (257-8) References: Chapon p. 281; Kornfeld 152/62; Skira 107; Rauch 47; "From Manet to Hockney"85; Strachan,W.J. The Artists and the Book in France. Vollard, Ambroise. Recollections of Picture Dealer (1936); The arts of the French book 1900-1965 (1967): #15 (Inventory #: 1204)

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         Signed Photograph of Ulysses S. Grant.

      1877 - Large signed photograph of Ulysses S. Grant. Boldly signed below the image. The entire piece measures 14.5 by 17 inches. Handsomely matted and framed. Rare in such a large format. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Les ouvriers européens. 6 volumes : La méthode d'observation, Les ouvriers de l'orient, Le ouvriers du nord, Les ouvriers de l'occident 1, 2, 3.

      - Tours, Mame, 1877-1879. 6 tomes in-4, reliures demi-basane brune, titres dorés, dos ornés (coiffes frottées). 2e édition augmentée, bel exemplaire. * 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. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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         BLACK BEAUTY: His Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse. Translated from the Original Equine

      Jarrold and Sons 1877 - First edition. Small 8vo. Original green cloth with decoration embossed in gilt and black, Carter's variant B. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on publication, "Mary and Catherine Sewell from their affectionate cousin, the Author, Christmas 1877." A very good copy with the front joint neatly repaired, lacking the front endpaper. Light wear to the spine ends and corners. Engraved frontispiece after C. Hewitt. A wonderful family association being a Christmas gift from Anna Sewell to her spinster cousins. Anna Sewell lived only a few months after the publication of her book making inscribed copies extremely uncommon. Confined to the home after a childhood accident, Anna first mentioned that she was writing Black Beauty in her journal on 6th November 1871. She wrote "I am writing the life of a horse, and getting dolls and boxes ready for Christmas". In December 1876 she wrote, "I am getting on with my little book 'Black Beauty'." By this time Anna was becoming more and more crippled and spent much of her time on a sofa writing in pencil, with her mother making a copy. She wrote "I have been confined to the house and to my sofa, from time to time, when I am able, been writing what I think will turn out a little book, its special aim being to induce kindness, sympathy and an understanding treatment of horses". Black Beauty was published at the end of 1877 and Anna lived just long enough to hear of its success. The book has a strong moral purpose and is said to have been instrumental in the abolition of the cruel practice of using the check rein. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Contes, récits et scènes en vers

      Paris, Librairie des bibliophiles, Paris, 1877. In - 8 (19 x 13 cm) reliure demi - basane brune, dos à nerfs à pièce de titre rouge, doré sur tête, couvertures conservées, 283 p., 6 eaux - fortes non signées. Chansonnier (1820 - 1893). Le très sérieux New York Times (entre autres), dans un article publié quelques jours après sa mort, signala sa disparition en des termes fort élogieux... et ce, à un moment où on avait déjà cessé de compter le nombre de volumes publiés sous son nom : romans, pièces de théâtre, opérettes de salon, récits de voyage et même poèmes que, souvent, il mettait lui - même en musique. Les thèmes traités par Gustave Nadaud furent divers et contribuent, encore aujourd'hui, à refléter l'histoire, la politique, la vie quotidienne de son époque. Georges Brassens, qui a enregistré son "Roi boiteux" et son "Carcassonne" (Je me fais vieux, j'ai soixante ans, J'ai travaillé toute ma vie...) s'en est souvent inspiré. Français relié D'OccasionTrèsBonétat

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         Aus dem Schwabenland. Malerische Ansichten in Landschaft und Architectur. Original-Zeichnungen von Robert Stieler. Text von Eduard Paulus. In feinstem Tondruck ausgeführt.

      Stuttgart, Paul Neff (1877).. Fol. 32 Bll. mit 31 farblithographische Tafeln, Holzstich-Titelseite. Goldgepr. Original-Leineneinband . (Einband etw. berieben und bestossen und etw. eingerissen, sonst gutes Expl.). Auflage:0. Komplettes Exemplar mit folgenden Ansichten: Stuttgart (k. Anlagen), Hohenneuffen, Marktplatz zu Heilbronn, Blick auf den Bussen, Ruine Reissenstein a.d.Alb, Tübingen, Rechtenstein, Wasserfall bei Urach, Aus Reutlingen, Rusenschloss bei Blaubeuren, Hohenzollern, Aus Lauffen a.N., Schloss Werrenwag im Donautal, Rechberg, Hohenstaufen, Aus dem Lauterthal, Aus Ulm, Lichtenstein, Linde bei Lorch, Marbach, Hohentwiel, Bebenhausen, Kloster Hirsau, Kloster Maulbronn, Waldburg, Hall, Friedrichshafen,Esslingen,Schloss Monrepos, Blick auf Ravensburg, Blick auf Stuttgart.

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         THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, or What Alice Found There (Sequel to Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

      London: Macmillan, 1877. Carroll, Lewis [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, or what Alice Found There. London: Macmillan, 1877. Early Edition, published five years after the first edition. PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO THIS NEPHEW, inscribed on the half-title: "Bertram James Collingwood/ from his affte. Uncle/ the Author/ August. 7. 1878." Original cloth, all edges gilt. GOOD only, having endured old and inexpert attempts at repair to the spine and inner hinges. There is some dark smudging to the last eight pages but the covers are relatively clean. While not glistening with eye appeal, this is an important copy having been presented to one of the author's two beloved nephews (the other became his biographer). Bertram James Collingwood [1871- 1934] shared his uncle's love for mathematics and logic (illuminating letters between the two which discuss these subjects can be found in various institutions). When Dodgson made his funeral arrangements, he arranged for Bertram to receive (in 1898) that portion of his library related to Mathematics, Science, and Medicine. Like his uncle, Collingwood became a professor and had a brilliant career at University (Cambridge) but, unlike his uncle, he was a fanatical sportsman and is best known today for having donated the "Collingwood Cup" which is still the championship trophy for Irish University Football, celebrating its 100th birthday in 2014. While we have seen numerous copies of the author's inscribed books, those actually presented to members of his family are highly uncommon, especially in original cloth. In a splendid new quarter-morocco slipcase.. Inscribed By Author. Decorative Cloth. Good. Illus. by John Tenniel.

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         THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, or What Alice Found There (Sequel to Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

      Macmillan, London 1877 - Carroll, Lewis [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, or what Alice Found There. London: Macmillan, 1877. Early Edition, published five years after the first edition. PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO THIS NEPHEW, inscribed on the half-title: "Bertram James Collingwood/ from his affte. Uncle/ the Author/ August. 7. 1878." Original cloth, all edges gilt. GOOD only, having endured old and inexpert attempts at repair to the spine and inner hinges. There is some dark smudging to the last eight pages but the covers are relatively clean. While not glistening with eye appeal, this is an important copy having been presented to one of the author's two beloved nephews (the other became his biographer). Bertram James Collingwood [1871- 1934] shared his uncle's love for mathematics and logic (illuminating letters between the two which discuss these subjects can be found in various institutions). When Dodgson made his funeral arrangements, he arranged for Bertram to receive (in 1898) that portion of his library related to Mathematics, Science, and Medicine. Like his uncle, Collingwood became a professor and had a brilliant career at University (Cambridge) but, unlike his uncle, he was a fanatical sportsman and is best known today for having donated the "Collingwood Cup" which is still the championship trophy for Irish University Football, celebrating its 100th birthday in 2014. While we have seen numerous copies of the author's inscribed books, those actually presented to members of his family are highly uncommon, especially in original cloth. In a splendid new quarter-morocco slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Lettre autographe signée - 1948

      - VAN DONGEN Kees (1877-1968). Peintre français d’origine néerlandaise. Lettre autographe signée, Paris, 14 octobre 1948, à « Monsieur Guillaud », 1 page in-4. Van Dongen prend rendez-vous avec son correspondant. « Monsieur, J’ai bien reçu votre lettre du 12 courant et vous recevrai volontiers à mon atelier un de ces après-midi entre 14 ½ et 16 1/2 . Si vous préférez prendre un rendez-vous fixeou a une autre heure veuillez me téléphoner l’après-midi à Wagram. 32-68 ou le matin jusquà 12-30 à Gambetta 03-12. Bien cordialement à vous. Van Dongen ».

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         Les cariatides (1839-1842) ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1877. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1877, 9,5x16,5cm, relié. - New edition. Bound in half shagreen burgundy corners, back on four bands set with ornate golden dotted with golden double boxes decorated with floral golden boards marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, gilded head. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author to his close friend Edmond de Goncourt. Illustrated book with a portrait of the author as a frontispiece. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Reliure en demi chagrin bordeaux à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs floraux dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Théodore de Banville à son proche ami Edmond de Goncourt. Ouvrage illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur en frontispice.

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         Viaje a Los Estados Unidos [Travel to the United States]

      Imprenta Del Comercio, Mexico ; (1877-78) - In three volumes, Vol. I; 625, (2)pp index, Vol. II; 593, (5)pp index, and Vol. III; 532., (3)pp. index,(1)pp.list of plates within all three volumes. first and third volumes bound in green embossed leather, volume two bound in 1/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards, spines lettered in gilt. While these are not uniformly bound, they are however in very good condition without foxing and nicely illustrated. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 5. XI. 1877.. 1 S. 8vo.. "ich bezweifle daß es möglich sein wird, eine beschlußfähige Zahl von Mitgliedern der V Abtheilung im gegenwärtigen Augenblick zu versammeln. Da, so weit ich weiß auch die Justitz Commission keine Sitzungen hat so meine ich daß die Wahl eines neuen Mitglieds wohl ausgesetzt werden könnte [ ]". - Moltke war bis 1888 Chef des Generalstabes und wurde am Ende seines Lebens zum Verfechter einer Politik der kriegsvermeidenden Abschreckung. Moltke war ein bedeutender Militärschriftsteller und Briefschreiber.

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      Paris: Charpentier, 1877. Fine. Charpentier, Paris 1877, 11x18cm, relié. - Edition on current paper, it has been printed in Holland paper 75 leading copies. Bound in half morocco shagreen chocolate back slightly past five nerves decorated with double coffered gold enriched their centers golden figure Sarcey, boards marbled paper with a few minor scuffs, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, rubbed cuts , contemporary binding. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author to his friend Sarcey. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 75 Hollande en grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin maroquiné chocolat, dos légèrement passé à cinq nerfs orné de doubles caissons dorés enrichis en leurs centres du chiffre doré de Francisque Sarcey, plats de papier marbré comportant quelques épidermures sans gravité, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coupes frottées, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Alphonse Daudet à son ami Francisque Sarcey.

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         True Story, A

      Boston, MA: James R. Osgood and Company. Very Good. 1877. First Edition; First State. Hardcover. First edition, first state with green boards and gold and black embossed design and title on front and spine. Blind embossed on back . Includes the JR Osgood & Co. Device on front board. BAL3373. Clean copy with light wear to corners and slight slant to book. Ads on both paste-downs and endpapers plus 4 pages of ads at back. Light foxing to pages; all four illustrations present. Becoming difficult to find, the last recorded auction record was 1989. ; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 92 pp .

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         Contes, récits et scènes en vers

      - Paris, Librairie des bibliophiles, Paris, 1877. In-8 (19 x 13 cm) reliure demi-basane brune, dos à nerfs à pièce de titre rouge, doré sur tête, couvertures conservées, 283 p., 6 eaux-fortes non signées. Chansonnier (1820 - 1893). Le très sérieux New York Times (entre autres), dans un article publié quelques jours après sa mort, signala sa disparition en des termes fort élogieux. et ce, à un moment où on avait déjà cessé de compter le nombre de volumes publiés sous son nom : romans, pièces de théâtre, opérettes de salon, récits de voyage et même poèmes que, souvent, il mettait lui-même en musique. Les thèmes traités par Gustave Nadaud furent divers et contribuent, encore aujourd'hui, à refléter l'histoire, la politique, la vie quotidienne de son époque. Georges Brassens, qui a enregistré son "Roi boiteux" et son "Carcassonne" (Je me fais vieux, j'ai soixante ans, J'ai travaillé toute ma vie.) s'en est souvent inspiré.

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         Meddelanden från svenska Riks-archivet [Reports from the Swedish National Archives]. I-XXV. 1875-1901. + Meddelanden från svenska Riksarkivet. Ny följd. Ser. 1, I-VII. + Meddelanden från svenska Riksarkivet för åren 1926-86.

      1877 - Stockholm, 1877-1901. (6),72 + 95 + (4),80 + 84,(1) + (4),130 + 131-96 + (2),102,(1) + (2),103-218,(4) + (2),219-94 + IV,(2),70 + 71-144 + 145-254,(2 blanks) + 255-345,(1 blank) + 347-422 + 423-83 + IV,77,(3 blanks) + 79-154 + 155-256,(1,1 blank) + 257-333,(1),I-II + 335-94 pp. & 1 errata leaf + (2),395-474 + (4),88 pp. & 1 errata leaf + 89-184 pp. & 1 errata leaf + 185-268 + 271-357 pp. + Stockholm, 1902-27. V,(1 blank,2),38 + 39-92,(2 blanks) + 93-178 + 179-244 + 245-319,(1 blank) + 321-99 + V,(1 blank),83,(1 blank) + 85-210,(2 blanks) + 211-356 + 357-467 + V,(1 blank),150,(2 blanks) pp. & 2 folded maps + 151-354 + 355-466 + (2),II,144 + 145-242 + 243-367 pp. & 5 plates + (2),II,(2),161,(1 blank) pp. & 6 plates + 163-388 + (2),389-599 + (2),II,(2),186 + (2),187-323,(1 blank) + (2),325-442 + IV,(2),132,(2 blanks) + (2),133-274 + (2),275-331,(1 blank) + 133-492 pp. + Stockholm, 1928-88. (8),164 + (4),263 pp. & 1 errata leaf + (4),159 pp. & 1 folded table + (10),178 + (4),221,(3 blanks) + (4),157 + (5,3 blanks,4),129,(1) + (4),151,(2) + (4),139,(1) + (4),139,(1) + (8),143,(1) + (4),152,(2) + (4),180,(1) + (8),158,(4) + (4),81,(10,1 blank,3) + (4),66,(1) + (4),48,(1) + (4),91,(1) + (4),64,(1) + (4),94,(1) + (4),166,(1) + (4),102,(2) + (4),157,(1 blank,4) + (4),222,(6) + (4),103,(1 blank,2) + (4),95 + (4),91,(1) + (4),113 + (4),187 + (2),116 + (4),60,1-67,(1 blank),1-68,203-326 + (4),73,(3 blanks),1-71,(1 blank),1-80,1-84,1-94,(2 blanks),1-122,(1) + 86,(2 blanks) + 141,(3 blanks) + 118,(2 blanks) + 142,(2 blanks) + 134,(2 blanks) + 219,(5 blanks) pp.16 volumes in reddish-brown half morocco with raised bands and faintly sprinkled edges, the last two volumes with a somewhat divergent colour. Spines somewhat faded and with some rubbing, mainly to the outer joints. From volume 1939 in publisher's wrappers, somewhat worn and slightly soiled. Bookplate in the hardbacked and signature in one of the unbound volumes.Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 2334. Editors of the first series were, in the following order: R. M. Bowallius, C. G. Malmström and C. T. Odhner. E. Hildebrand and S. Clason started the new series. Towards the end Kari Tarkiainen was editor, among others. Apart from the annual reports from the National Archives the work also contains many important essays on archival history, lists and surveys of archives etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Autograph letter signed in full to the publicist Theodor Winkler (pseud. Theodor Hell)

      - WBV 169. Unpublished in English translation, the German original published several times, most recently in Richard Wagner: Sämtliche Briefe I, no. 149, pp. 481-86. First publication in Das Museum, a supplement to Neue Frankfurter Presse, September 4, 1877. Kinsky, Manuskripte, Briefe, Dokumente von Scarlatti bis Stravinsky: Katalog der Musikautographensammlung Louis Koch (Stuttgart: Krais, 1953), pp. 250-51 (with facsimile of first page).Theodor Winkler (1775-1856), better known under his pseudonym Theodor Hell, was the editor-in-chief of the daily Dresdner Abend-Zeitung, for which Wagner worked as a Paris correspondent. Enclosed with the present letter was Wagner's third "Pariser Bericht," dated May 5, 1841. Winkler was active in many fields; trained as a lawyer, he achieved fame as a poet, editor, arts administrator, and stage director.Wagner's biography of Beethoven did not, in fact, materialize. After Arnold declined, the publishers Brockhaus and Cotta did the same. Rienzi, however, finally premiered at the Dresden court opera on October 20, 1842.A notable example of Wagner's fine calligraphic hand from his early years, still using German Kurrent script. 2 pages of a bifolium; second leaf blank. Small folio (208 x 270 mm). Dated Paris, May 7, 1841. In brown ink on stationery with the composer's monogrammatic blindstamp to upper left corner. In German (with translation).A long, densely-written, letter regarding Wagner's proposed biography of Beethoven and mentioning his opera Rienzi.Wagner, who was trying to eke out a living in Paris at the time, attempts to interest Winkler in his two-volume monograph on Beethoven based on the research of Wagner's friend Gottfried Engelbert Anders (1795-1866), a German-born librarian in Paris. Wagner declares his intention to supersede Anton Schindler's biography of Beethoven, published in the previous year, which he considers inadequate. He asks Winkler to recommend him to the publisher Christoph Arnold (1763-1847) and names his (and Anders's) requested fees, to be paid in part as advances: "Herr Anders found [Schindler's] book to be very poor compared to his own collection of communications [on Beethoven] . also, every thoughtful and sensitive reader has expressed his opinion on [Schindler's book] that it falls short of meeting the demands of a true biography as it had been expected. Herr Anders was prompted to realize his long-cherished dream. As his position. leaves him hardly any time and he also confesses that an easy, fluent realization will not come to him, he has offered to leave me all his rich material and to discuss everything with me but to have the book itself written by me. Avoiding any fussy, pedantic, scholarly philistinism of citation, our book shall be more like a great novel on an artist than like a dry enumeration of chronologically ordered dates and anecdotes."In the final paragraph, Wagner expresses his frustration about the long silence of the Dresden court opera regarding a possible production of his opera Rienzi:"I have to confess to you that my opera [Rienzi] still means more to me than anything else. I am almost dying of my unruly lack of patience concerning the decision of the general direction. A negative decision.will cost me half a year, during which I could have entered negotiations with a different theater."From the noted autograph collection of Louis Koch.Slightly creased; small professional repairs to edges; professionally guarded at inner edge of final leaf.

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         A thousand miles up the Nile

      London : Longmans, Green & Co. 1877 - xxv, 732 pages, [19] leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations, maps (colour) ; 27 cm with gilt edges. owner's plate. occasional foxing to edges, corners slightly rubbed. spine has been professionally repaired. a good, firm copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Street Life in London

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London 1877 - (10 5/8 x 8 inches). [4], 100pp. 37 woodburytypes on 36 leaves, each with printed caption and red ruled border. Publisher's pictorial green cloth, decoratively stamped in gilt, red and black, gilt edges (expert repair to the joints). Housed in a modern green morocco-backed cloth box. "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." "Street Life in London is a pioneering work of social documentation in photographs and words . one of the most significant and far-reaching photobooks in the medium's history" (Parr & Badger). Hasselblad 42; Gernsheim, p. 447; Truthful Lens 169; Parr & Badger I:p.48. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Novels - 25 volumes

      Harper & Brothers, New York. 25 half-leather bound hardbacks, gilt lettering. All vols: Cover with spine edge wear, rubbed corners, rubbed spine, paper over boards with some tears and scuffs. Binding tight unless noted. Printed end papers and page edges. End papers and pp are VG+, lightly toned, a few with smudges. Many vols look unread, All are illustrated with b/w frontispiece. Publication dates range from 1877 to 1894, most are undated. Obviously reprints from a cloth-bound edition. Includes" Yolanda. Shandon Bells, That Beautiful Wretch (front hinge cracked, not loose), Madcap Violet, Kilmeny, In Silk Attire, The Handsome Humes (Front hinge cracking), Highland Cousins (front hinge cracked, not loose), Wolfenberg, The Magic Ink (front cover with large chip in paper), Green Pasture and Piccadilly, White Heather (front board detached), Macleod of Dare (front hinge cracked not loose, title page loose), In Far Lochaber (front hinge crcked and loose, printed end paper partially detached), Stand Fast, Craig-Royston (front hinge cracked not loose, paper front cover torn),The Atrange Adventures of a House-Boat (front hinge cracked), Donald Ross of Heimra (from hinge cracked), White Wings (front hinge cracked, back end paper watermarked), Prince Fortunatus (front hinge cracked), The Strange Adventures of a Phaeton, A Daughter of Heth (a few front pages with watermark, upper front corner torn), Judith Shakespeare, A Princess of Thule (front hinge cracked, tear on front cover edge), Sunrise.

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         L'INDIE DES RAJAHS, Voyage dans l'Indie Centrale et dans les Presidences de Bombay et du Bengale.

      Paris. Libraire Hachette et Co 1877 - Large quarto 13 x 10 1/2 inches. Second edition illustrated with 317 wood engravings and 6 maps. AN EXTRAORDINARILY FINE BRIGHT COPY. Title, 807 pages. Bound in publisher's thick blue embossed buckram with bright gilt and floral designs with an elephant's head in full regalia to both boards, blue leather morocco spine with a blue and gilt peacock feather design. All edges gilt. Both boards signed A. SOUZE. A FINE BRIGHT COPY. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Tiyo Soga: A Page of South African Mission Work

      Andrew Eliot, Hodder & Stoughton, David Bryce & Son, James Kay, Edinburgh, London, Glasgow, Grahamstown, Cape Colony 1877 - First edition. Thick octavo. 488pp. Albumen photographic frontispiece portrait of Tiyo Soga. Brown cloth decorated in black and stamped in gilt. Attractive and small contemporary gift inscription on the half-title, binding a little cocked, modest wear on the boards, slight foxing on first few pages, but overall a nice, very good or better copy. Biography of Tiyo Soga, who died in 1871, and was the first black South African to be ordained. He studied in Scotland and later worked translating the Bible and John Bunyan's *Pilgrim's Progress* into Khosa. Uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         WINE AND WINE COUNTRIES A Record and Manual for Wine Merchants and Wine Consumers

      London Whittaker & Co 1877 - Second (new) edition. 8vo. Original green cloth with gilt titles on the spine and decoration and lettering stamped in black to the upper cover. A bright, attractive copy. Small paper repair to corner of the frontis mount (image not affected) and there are occasional brown spots to the extremities. A handsome copy of this interesting work. Photographic frontis portrait of the author; pictorial title page with drawings of Chateau Lafitte [sic.] and Chateau Margaux; nineteen black and white plates, including maps. A folding facsimile contract between Lord Nelson and Woodhouse & Co. placing an order for "five hundred pipes of the best Marsala Wine to be delivered .without loss of time." Includes chapters on Port, Sherry, Madeira and Champagne, as well as the wines of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece and Australia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the Late John Kay with Biographical Sketches and Illustrative Anecdotes. 2 Volume set

      Adam & Charles Black Ltd, Edinburgh 1877 - viii, 445pp; viii, 504pp. 361 b/w hand-pressed plates. 361 etchings providing an invaluable record of Edinburgh in the late 1700s / early 1800s. Language: eng G+ : in Good condition plus with marbled eps. Cover lightly rubbed. Some light scattered browning. Contents firm. Teg Contemporary green quarter Moroccco gilt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The American Senator. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.

      Chapman and Hall. Chapman and Hall. 1877 Half titles. Orig. red-brown cloth, front boards blocked in black, spines blocked in black and lettered & ruled in gilt; one tiny hole in spine vol. II, v. sl. dulled, but overall good-plus.Trollope Society Catalogue 53; Sadleir 46: In one of his three secondary bindings. First published in

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         Konvolut aus 9 Briefen und 2 Postkarten.

      . Roessler, Arthur, Kunstkritiker und Kunstschriftsteller (1877-1955). 9 Briefe (davon 6 eigenh.) und 2 eigenh. Postkarten, allesamt mit Unterschrift. Eine Postkarte aus Hildesheim, die andere o. O. - Briefe: Wien. Ein Brief undatiert, die anderen 23. XII. 1934 - 3. IV.1942. 4° (28x22 cm), zus. 9 Seiten. Bis auf den undatierten Brief allesamt mit persönlichem, gedrucktem Briefkopf; alle gerichtet an den Medizinalrat Leopold Serzner in Wien. 1. (Undatierter Brief:) "nach dem der wiener Buchhandel heuer hinsichtlich des "Absatzes" von anderen als Kitsch-Büchern total versagt bin ich, ein durch die Währungsreform verahmter Mann, leider gezwungen mir mein tägliches Brot neuerlich durch die Abfassung von Journalartikeln zu erschreiben [...]" - Weiter Klage über seinen körperlichen Zustand und Kommentar zu einem Buch, welches Roessler Serzner geschenkt und dem Brief wohl beigelegen hat. - 2. (23. XII. 1902:) Brief zu einem Aquarellbild von Johannes Hepperger, welches Roessler Serzner zu Weihnachten geschenkt hat, auf das nicht näher eingegangen wird. - 3. (28. V. 1935:) Brief mit der Bitte um Verschreibung einer Arznei:"Ad Salbe erlaube ich mir die Frage, ob es nicht auch eine weisse gibt, denn die letzthin verordnete, die wie Kinderscheisse aussieht, ...)" - 4. (21. II. 1936:) Nachfrage wegen einer Kurbewilligung für Ehefrau Ida Roessler. - 5. (1. IV. 1939:) Beschwerden über Ohrschmerzen, welche seiner Meinung nach nicht akkurat behandelt werden. - 6. (1. II. 1940:) Bitte um Unterzeichnung damals beiliegender Krankenscheine und um Verordnung von Milch und Butter für ihn und seine Frau. Unterzeichnet mit "A. Roessler, dzt. Aschenputtel und Chefkoch-Anwärter" 7. (11. III. 1943:) "[...] ich lasse nicht deshalb nichts von mir hören und sehen, weil's mir "so" gut geht, sondern deshalb nicht, weil ich intensiv damit beschäftigt bin, mich zu liquidieren. Aber das interessiert Sie kaum, was ich durchaus begreiflich finde, habe ich doch selbst nur ein sehr herabgemindertes Interesse an mir, dieser schäbige Rest, veranlasst mich jedoch Sie zu bitten, neuerdings um Lebensmittelzubussen für mich anzusuchen [...]" - 8. (28. IV. 1943:) Mockierung über die Identifikation mit einer Person namens Haberditzl, erneute Bitte um Lebensmittelzuschüsse. - 9. (XII. 1943:) Frage, ob das Ehepaar Roessler beim Ehepaar Sezner Weihnachten verbringen kann, mit Zitat von Wilhelm von Humboldt: So lange man lebt, muß man das Leben erhalten, sich ihm nicht entfremden, sondern darein eingreifen, wie es die Kräfte u. die Gelegenheit erlauben." - (Postkarte 16. III. 1942:) Hochgeschätzer! Bin ich vergessen? - Noch immer muß ich Eiszapfen melken! Meine Innereien sind darüber ungehalten. - Hilf! Nothelfer! [...]" - (Postkarte 3. IV. 1942:) Wunsch für eine reichhaltige Osterjause. - Arthur Roessler war Kunstschriftsteller, Publizist, Galeriedirektor (Galerie Miethke) und Vizepräsident der Wiener Werkstätten und des Österreichischen Werkbundes. Er gilt als Entdecker und Förderer Egon Schieles.. Einmalige Unterstreichung in Buntstift. Auf der Versorseite eines Briefes Bleistiftnotizen. Ein anderer Brief mit spärlichen Tintennotizen. Sonst sehr guter Zustand.

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         Cartas bibliographicas por F.T.

      Coimbra, Imprensa Academica, 1876-1877. - 61 pp, (1 l.), 2 plates; 99 pp., 3 plates (2 folding). 2 parts. 4°, original gray (part 1) and purple (part 2) printed wrappers (some fading and slight foxing; very slight fraying at edges). Uncut. In very good to fine condition. Numbers 25 (part 1) and 30 (part 2) of 100 copies, none of which were for sale. Inscribed on the half-title of part 1: "Ao Ilm.º Exm.º Snr. // Henrique da Gama Barros // Off. // Annibal Fernandes Thomaz, Louzan [?] 15-2 // 18/77." Also inscribed on the half-title of part 2: "Ao Ilm.º Exm.º Snr. // Counselhr.º [?] Henrique da Gama Barros // Off. o // A.". 2 parts. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION. These bibliographical essays constitute the first book by Annibal Fernandes Thomaz [or Aníbal Fernandes Tomás, 1849-1911]. Writer, government official, and distinguished bibliophile, he was also a collector of ex-libris, super-libris, rare books, and prints. Fernandes Thomaz was born in Figueira-da-Foz and served as a postal inspector in Lisbon, as well as in other government posts. Concurrently he formed an outstanding library of books and prints and published prolifically on bibliographical and historical topics. His writings include works on Camões, Portuguese bookplates, Portuguese super-libris, Portuguese engravers, and engraved and lithographic portraits. His library was sold at auction in 1912; the catalogue is one of the most important for Portuguese books. @Provenance: Henrique de Gama Barros (1833-1925), historian and parliamentary deputy, peer of the realm (from 1906), member the Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa, and of the royal counsel, civil governor of the district of Lisbon, president of the Tribunal de Contas, received a bachelor's degree from the law faculty of Coimbra University in 1854. He was the author of, among other works, the @História da administração publica em Portugal nos séculos XII a XV, published in 4 volumes, 1885-1922.---- Innocêncio XX, 159. Welsh 56. See @Grande enciclopédia XI, 117. On Henrique de Gama Barros, see @Grande enciclopedia XII, 117; Innocêncio X, 10; @Aditamentos, p. 179-80; and @Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, II, 168. NUC: DLC-P4. OCLC: 560116875 (Part 1: British Library); 560117374 (Part 2: British Library); 36128829 (Harvard University-Houghton Library, University of Chicago Library, Newberry Library, Getty Research Institute, National Library of Australia); 733868066 (Part 2: Biblioteca Nacional de España). Porbase locates Part 2 only [!?]: five copies in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac locates a single set, at British Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Schmeitzner, Chemnitz 1877 - VIII, 142, [2] pp. Druckfehler on [1]. Original black cloth with title blindstamped on front board. PROVENANCE: Small private name in ink on title, Verlag Otto Weber, Leipzig, stamp on title. The latter evidently having sold the book under commission. Some minor underlinings in blue pencil. Ree wrote the book at the same time, that his friend Friedrich Nietzsche was working on Menschliches, Allzumenschliches in the winter of 1876. Both then stayed in Sorrento (Italy), with some others (Malwina von Meisenburg and others) showing up occasionally. Nietzsche was quite pleased with the book. The two got into a lifelong brouille after their conflict concerning Lou Salome, who turned down Nietzsche's proposal to marry and stayed with Rée. She later left him for Rilke. Rée turned physician. He died in 1901 in Ober Engadin under suspect circumstances, falling from a rock in bad weather. Driving by car from Pontresina to Sankt Moritz a conmemoration plaquette shows on that rock. In his later years Rée had a bad opinion about the book, however it is still offered in the Verlagsbericht that goes with the 1st edition of Nietzsche's Wanderer und sein Schatten in 1880. He purchased the remaining stock from the publisher and had it pulped. Consequently remaining copies are scarce, publisher bindings as hen's teeth. Never reprinted. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Kussmaul").

      Wohl Straßburg, 26. XII. 1877.. 1 S. 8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten mit Dank "für Deine schöne Erinnerung an unseren lieben Breisgau" und mit "besten Glückwünschen zum neuen Jahr". - Adolf Kußmaul promovierte in Würzburg über "Untersuchungen über den Einfluß, welchen die Blutströmung auf die Bewegungen der Iris und andere Teile des Kopfes ausübt", habilitierte sich kurz darauf in Heidelberg und wurde Professor der Inneren Medizin in Erlangen, Freiburg i. B. und schließlich in Straßburg. Die 1874 von ihm beobachtete "große Atmung" bei Diabetes wurde später nach ihm "Kußmaulsche Atmung" genannt. Als vielseitiger Wissenschaftler befaßte er sich mit verschiedenen Teilbereichen der Medizin und war darüber hinaus literarisch tätig (u. a. "Jugenderinnerungen eines alten Arztes", 1899). Mit Ludwig Eichrodt gemeinsam "schrieb er satirische Gedichte um den schwäbischen Schulmeister Gottlieb Biedermaier, die als 'Buch Biedermaier' in Gedichte in allerlei Humoren (1853) erschienen und den späteren Epochenbegriff 'Biedermeier' schufen" (DBE). - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

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         Across Africa

      London: Daldy, Isbister & Co., 1877., 1877. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xvi, 389 +[4]ads; xii, 366 + 8(ads). with half-titles. 29 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.) & 4 facsimiles (3 folding). folding partly coloured map in rear pocket. numerous text illus. A nice set in the original gilt-stamped pictorial cloth. First Edition of this important account of the Livingstone Relief Expedition of 1873-75 which was sponsored by the Royal Geographical Society. After receiving word that Livingstone was dead in October 1873 shortly after his arrival in Africa, Cameron decided to continue his explorations. He conducted a complete survey of Lake Tanganyika and from there, braving great difficulties, travelled southeast through the Southern Congo region and Angola. In 1875 he reached Katombela, north of Benguela on the Atlantic coast, becoming the first European to cross Equatorial Africa from east to west. On his return to England, Cameron was received with much acclamation. He was promoted to be a commander, was made a C.B., was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society, and was created hon. D.C.L. of Oxford. Hosken p. 38.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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         Sammelband of Four Pamphlets concerning San Francisco's Pavements]: Report of the Special Committee on Pavements of the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco [with] Certificates of Merit showing the Superior Excellence of the Stow Foundation Pavement over all other Wooden Pavements in Use [with] Streets and Street Pavements: a Consideration of the Street Pavement Question from a Practical Standpoint. With copious comments from the press of this city [with] Street pavements as viewed by G.K. Fitch, on the one side, and H.F. Williams, on the other

      Steam Printing House of A.L. Bancroft & Co., San Francisco 1877 - 73 pp.; 57 pp.; 82 pp.; 41 pp. Illus. with 4 b/w plates. Examination of the pavement needs of San Francisco as unfinished wooden pavements were found unhealthy. Includes: Report of the Special Committee (A.L. Bancroft & Co. 1870); Certificates of Merit (Edward Bosqui & Co., Printers, 1870); Williams, Henry F., Streets and Street Pavements (Real Estate Reporter Office, 1874); Fitch, G.K. [George Kenyon], and Williams, Henry F. [Fairfax], Street pavements as viewed by. (Edward Bosqui & Co., Printers, 1877) All are fairly uncommon titles with OCLC locating only St. Patrick's Univ., as holding all four titles, and other holdings respectively of 7, 2, 1, and 2. Rocq: California Local History 11330 (Special Committee); 12842 (Fitch & Williams). Very good copies, with old stab holes at margins, in a worn binding, back strip separated from rear hinge, about a quarter of the spine perished. Three quarter morocco over marbled boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         L'art d'être grand-père EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Calmann Lévy, 1877. Fine. Calmann Lévy, Paris 1877, 15,5x23,5cm, relié. - First edition, one of 40 numbered copies on Holland paper, only 20 papers with great China and Japan 8. Bound in full red leather, back with five nerves decorated with a three intertwined crescents iron embossed gold repeated on each entrenerfs, place and date tail, the same iron to growing stamped gold at the four corners of the boards , large lace with small irons in coaching contreplats, contreplats and guards made paper, double net gilded on the cuts, golden roulette on headdresses, all edges gilt, binding specifically established by Chambolle-Duru for the bibliophile H. Bordes. Provenance: libraries and Antoine H. Bordes Bordes with their bookplates. Exceptional copy remarkably established by Chambolle-Duru - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 20 Chine et 8 Japon. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs orné d'un fer à trois croissants entrelacés estampé à l'or répété sur chaque entrenerfs, lieu et date en queue, le même fer aux croissants estampé à l'or aux quatre angles des plats, importante dentelle aux petits fers en encadrement des contreplats, contreplats et gardes de papier à la cuve, double filet doré sur les coupes, roulette dorée sur les coiffes, toutes tranches dorées, reliure spécialement établie par Chambolle-Duru pour le grand bibliophile H. Bordes. Provenance: des bibliothèques H. Bordes puis Antoine Bordes avec leurs ex-libris. Exceptionnel exemplaire remarquablement établi par Chambolle-Duru

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      1877 - LEDGER, worn leather and marbled boards, 13" x 8", containing 153 pages of handwritten entries in ink on blue paper, dating from 1861 to 1867. Most of the book is made up of ledgers of expenses for three different schooners owned by Burgess: "Elizabeth B"; "Typhoon"; and "Aurelia P. Howe". DIARY, 3-1/2 closely written pages of the ledger in which Capt. Burgess describes not only a thrilling hurricane, but also the attempted seizure of his vessel in early 1861 by the Confederacy, and his subsequent escape. (Accompanied by a 9-page modern transcription of the diary portion, written in pencil by an earlier owner of this book.) ARCHIVE documenting the construction and early voyages of the Bark "John Sheppard"--Freeman Burgess, Owner and Master, 1874-1879. (Archive housed in a 3-ring binder of archival document sleeves.). The first page of the ledger contains a list of the "gross stock" costs for 15 voyages of the "Elizabeth B." to destinations in 1863--New York, Boston, Gloucester, New Bedford, Providence and Bangor. This vessel next appears on page 10 with a list of "charges" for "kerosine and fluid", lamp, "hired help", stamps on the bill of lading, etc. Pages 16-17 list provisions and their costs: cod fish, butter and lard, etc., and Freeman E. Burgess, as well as Lovell Burgess (one of them appearing as "Ensign Burgess") are listed as being charged $10 for passage to NY. Pages 18-19 list "Port Charges", 1865, and include a list of people's names and what they were paid, including both Burgesses. More "wages and provisions prices are on pp. 20-21, then 28-29, dated 1863, contain figures for various bills for caulking, painting, lumber and nails, customs house, sail work, etc., while p. 30 lists "Port Charges", a long list: wharfage, pilotage, stamps, kerosene, harbour master, etc. The Provisions and Wages Paid list on p. 32 includes "Ensign Burgess", who is again listed on p. 34 (1863) along with his "share of the voyage". Later pages contain more of the same, including charges for 1864-65 voyages, with the final appearance of this schooner on p. 164, which notes that Freeman E. Burgess, Capt. of the Schooner Elizabeth B., received $3.50 "in full for 8 days service on Bord?Providence to New York" since he is paid $13/month. ~~ The second vessel named is the "Typhoon", carrying freight to Brashear (City), Louisiana (renamed Morgan City in 1876), and the entries include expenses at Brashear (wages paid to seamen, as well as several names including Burgess's). The next voyage mentioned is to Havana (pp 4-5), and expenses include an interpreter, translation of the manifest, "American Consul bill", ship chandler's bill, etc. She next (p. 6) goes to Frontera (Mexico), where expenses include "certificate of death and desertion of Cook and One". On p. 60, the "Manifest of Cargo On Board" lists Freeman E. Burgess as Master, and she is bound from Brashear City to Boston. ~~ It is as Captain of the Typhoon that Captain Burgess has his adventure with the Confederates in 1861, an episode he describes in detail in his 3 ½-page journal, written in the middle of the volume. The voyage starts on February 9, 1861, when the Typhoon sails out of Boston, headed for Brashear City, Louisiana. There is immediately a dramatic storm: "Gave all the chain we had and stood by the anchors all night until myself and mate were froze so bad it was impossible to stand it any longer?our water caske froze and burst and we were so covered with ice we could do nothing?." After they "laid three days" they set sail again and arrive in Brashear twenty days later. He walks around town as unloading begins, then returns and hears a steamer whistle. "I was most surprised when I saw the people that was on her on the top of her Paddle Boxes?25 men, some with a bottle and some with?whiskey giving 3 cheers for the Southern Confederacy. They came alongside and came on board, told me they should take charge of the schooner and cargo and had no authority but what they took upon [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Shadrach S. Stevens' Speculations. Sallie Sparkle's Serio-Comic Story.

      San Francisco: M. Schmidt & Co. 1877 - 4to. Oriiginal wrappers, splitting at spine, but good. 18pp. Very scarce. Loosely inserted is a printed statement from the printer from1933 about the origins of the pamphlet stating that Stevens was a mining stock speculator back in 1877. Newspaper article pasted down. Every word begins with an S. Printed by H.S. Crocker in San Francisco. Provenance: Serendipity Boooks. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      SCRIBNER, ARMSTRONG & CO 1877 - Scribner, Armstrong & Co. New York, 1877 First Edition, First printing First fully illustrated American edition in stunning green cloth. 377 pages followed by a two page map and 6 pages of adverts. A historical tale of adventure taken place during a Siberian revolt. Please see image of the title page. The book is in great condition with beveled green cloth boards with an ornate pictoral gilt scene to the front and spine. The book was professionally rebacked with the original cloth laid down. The gilt is still bright and unfaded to the front boards with just a bit of rubbing to the spine of the book. The boards present very well with no edgewear, no rubbing, no stains and just a bit of scuffing to the back board. The binding is tight and square with the book being quite readable (which is unusual as most Vernes have loose or damaged bindings). All pages are present and very clean with the first 50 pages have a faint water stain outside of the margin along the outer edge of the page. The original end papers are present with no bookplates, no owner names and no inscriptions. Please see the many detailed images. A handsome copy of this scarce highly collectible Verne title. Perfect for a Verne collector, presenting well on the shelf with a bright gilt spine. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other Verne and SciFi listings [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music, &c

      LOndon: 32, Charing Cross, SW: Robert John Bush, 1877 1877, 1st ed, VG. In green cloth, corners rubbed. Spine, gilt tooling & titles, edges bumped and worn. Internally, half title, not paginated but 64 leaves, containing, 2 music plates, 10 Botany Plates, 26 Alphabet Plates, and 8 illustrations within text, 1 pl soiled with small repair, text block edges sprinkled red, ink name to fep (Harvey), lacks adverts at end, recased. (Allibone 983). Lear published his last book of nonsense, Laughable Lyrics, which contained some of his finest, but also his saddest songs, including ‘The Pelican Chorus’, ‘The Yonghy-bonghy-bò’, and ‘The Dong with a Luminous Nose’ See ODNB.

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         Preliminary Trial of a Horse Thief in Kansas City

      Clay, Cosack and Company, Buffalo 1877 - John Mulvany (1844-1906), "Preliminary Trial of a Horse Thief in Kansas City", Published: Clay, Cosack and Company, Buffalo, 1877. Medium: Chromolithograph. Sheet Size: 20" x 28"

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         Obras de D. Antonio Aparisi y Guijarro Tomo I- Biografía. Pensamientos y poesías; Tomo II- Discursos políticos y académicos; Tomo III- Artículos; Tomo IV- Opúsculos; Tomo V- Escritos y discursos politicos.

      1873-1877. . - Imp. de la Regeneración/ Imp. de A. Flórez y Compañía. Madrid. . 5 Vol. . . Cuarto. Media piel. Audio-visuales (Fotografía), Historia de España (Carlismo), Literatura Hispánica (Poesía), Literatura Hispánica (Romanticismo / siglo XIX), Política / Ensayo / Relaciones Exteriores (General), Siglo XIX . Contiene fotografía albumina del autor en fontispicio del primer volúmen. Cinco volúmenes reencuadernados en media piel con nervios y dorados en lomera. Buen estado. Spanish Literature. Carlism. .

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         Interior Architecture

      London- Chapman and Hall 1877 - A very scarce work on architectural designs from E. Daubourg. Illustrated with forty plates (collated complete). 'A purely practical work intended for architects, joiners, cabinet-makers, marble-workers, decorators as well as for the owners of houses who wish to have them ornamented by artisans of their own choice. 'The plates depict various doors, vestibules, and many other architectural designs. Text is in English and French. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, worn, with backstrip missing and both boards detached. Rubbing to the boards. Internally, binding failed, with leaves detached. Institutional labels to front boards, and bookplate to front free-endpaper. Pages have some marginal age-toning and instances of foxing, with some institutional blindstamping. There is some chipping to the first page of text. Overall: FAIR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Nuculidi terziarie rinvenute nelle provincie Meridionali d'Italia

      Rome: Coi Tipi del Salviucci, 1877. Seguenza, Giuseppe (1833-89). Nuculidi terziare rinvenute nelle provincie meridionali d?Italia. Reale Accademia dei Lincei, Memoria della classe di scienze fisiche, matematiche e naturali, Vol. I (1877). Rome: col Tipi del Salviucci, 1877. 40pp. 5 plates. 310 x 224 mm. Original printed wrappers, chipped, spine splitting, front wrapper partly detached at spine, library stamp. Minor foxing and toning, slight crease in upper corner, but very good. Presentation Copy, inscribed by the author on the title: ?Al Chiarisso Sigr Duca del [...] Offre l?Autore?; ?Transferred by the Author to me R. B. Watson? inscribed beneath in a different hand. Tipped and laid in are three Autograph Letters signed from Seguenza to Watson, dated 21 June, 19 August and 24 November 1879, totaling 7 pages. The letter of 19 August also includes a manuscript list of shell species in what appears to be Watson?s hand. First Edition, and scarce, with only two copies listed in OCLC and COPAC (U. Florence; Nat. Hist. Museum, London). Seguenza was a prominent Sicilian naturalist and paleontologist who specialized in marine malacology. His monograph on the tertiary nuculidae of southern Italy describes and illustrates 58 species of these small saltwater clams, including the newly discovered fossil species Nucinella calabra, Leda peraffinis, Yoldia sinuosa and Neilo messanensis. Seguenza presented this copy to Robert Boog Watson (1823-1910), the Scottish malacologist who prepared the report on the scaphopoda (tusk shells) and gastropoda (snails) collected during the H. M. S. Challenger expedition.

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         Lengthy Autograph Letter Signed, 4 separate 4to sheets of onion skin stationery, n.p., n.d., but companion envelope postmarked, Baltimore, Apr. 21, 1911

      Hartley writes to Anne Traubel in a long letter in which he discusses his loneliness, the nature surrounding him, and his working on his paintings. He had a close friendship with Anne and her husband, Horace Traubel (1877-1943), author and biographer of Walt Whitman ("With Walt Whitman in Camden," published 1906). Hartley begins with a comment that her "beautiful letter" arrived "in the silences...It is a beautiful message for any one to deliver, this dark man's message...I sit writing you after having started a picture, done a washing which lies purifying in the sun on the grass. This hermit life which I live - curiously unlike me, does not bring me all the happiness it should..." He continues, "I am free to confess that as yet art has never been more than love and friendship nor has it been less - some would say it has nothing to do with either of them because art is purely intellectual and has little to do with the simple emotion - However I have painted on a picture - I have alluded to the needs of my body...and so I am feeling the loneliness in the presence of these beautiful unhuman things - there is too much peace, there is too much indifference too much of supremacy of mighty things...that know not what it is to be human...I desire only a human hand to touch a big broad shoulder to brush by...a smile to be conscious of ...These are the emotions that fill me here as the sun is nearly noon high...." He describes the vegetable garden he was planting earlier in the morning before painting. He mentions that the next day is, "Whitman's dinner day isn't it," and that he would like to attend to see people he would otherwise not meet. He mentions Mildred Bain. Frank and Mildred Bain were supporters and friends of Whitman and of the Traubels. Hartley sends his love to Horace and signs, "Marsden H." Small tear on the fourth page affecting one word, "dinner." Shortly before he wrote this letter, Hartley had exhibited 15 works in the Independents Exhibition. A group of New York artists sought to establish academy-independent shows in 1910 and 1911. The 1911 show, called the "Independent Exhibition of the Paintings and Drawings of Twelve Men," was held at the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects and organized by Rockwell Kent and Arthur B. Davies. In 1912, the year following our letter, Alfred Stieglitz offered Hartley his second solo show at Stieglitz' 291 Gallery. The show was quite successful, having sold a number of paintings to Agnes Meyer who became a benefactor. The sales to Meyer helped to enable Hartley to travel in Europe to study and paint. He left in 1912 and did not return until 1915.

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         Mémoires d'un Gommeux. Par Saint-Patrice [pseud].

      Paris: E. Dentu, 1877. 8vo, contemporary black morocco with coat-of-arms gilt-stamped on the upper and lower boards, gilt lettering and inner dentelles, a.e.g. Frontis and three plates. ¶ James Harden-Hickey's own copy of his third novel, Mémoires d'un Gommeux, with his quasi-bogus coat of arms and armorial insignias gilt-stamped on the binding. Harden-Hickey (1854-1898) was one of the most colorful and picaresque figures in 19th century Western literature. Born in San Francisco during the gold rush, he moved with his mother to Paris at an early age and during his formative years was effectively a Frenchman. He was flamboyant, adventurous and had serious delusions of grandeur, which he managed to in part fulfill by marrying wealthy women. He was made a baron of the Holy Roman Empire and years later when sailing the Atlantic, he noticed that the south Atlantic island of Trinidad had not been claimed by a country. He proceeded to claim it for himself. He took the title Prince James I of Trinidad and began selling Trinidad government bonds in New York City. The British seized Trinidad in 1895 and Harden-Hickey?s dreams of his own country were over. He died in 1898 from an overdose of morphine in an El Paso, Texas hotel, a fitting end considering that one of the books he wrote was Euthanasia: the Aesthetics of Suicide (NY, 1894). In all Harden-Hickey wrote 12 books, several of them novels issued under the pseudonym Saint Patrice, and he edited the Paris newspaper Tribolet. ¶ Later bookplate of Jean-Marie Bernicat on the front paste-down and small oval ownership stamp of the same on the title-page. Fine copy.

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      - ***** Bourne & Shepherd (attributed to): Proclamation at January 1, 1877 in Dellin / India: "Queen Victoria Empress of India." Original photography (1877). Albumen vintage print. Photography size: 18,4 x 31,0 cm. Mount on board. Named in pencil in German on board, additional with notices. - Photography slight rubbed, slight using, traces of accurate centrical folding, see only in gloss; board minor dusty, minor spotted. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1600

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