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        The Hunting of the Snark. An Agony in Eight Fits [Kelliegram Binding]

      London: Macmillan and Company, 1876. 83 pp. Approximately 5 x 7 1/4". Twelfth thousand. Bound by Kelly & Sons in dark green, crushed, levant morocco, gilt Kelliegram stamp to rear turn-in, spine tooled and illustrated in gilt, gilt dentelled, front cover illustrated with an inlaid vignette of the "Baker" (from the illustration on p. 5) in multi-colored morocco, light and professional repairs to back board along spine, all edges gilt, red silk endpapers, silk bookmark is a bit frayed and worn, minor smudges to margins of a few pages, very faint gift inscription on half-title page, very good + condition. A beautiful example of an early Kelliegram binding by the Kelly & Sons bindery. Founded in 1770, the company had one of the longest runs in the history of the binding trade in London, carried onwards to a great success by members of the Kellie family, well into the 1930's. Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem, written between 1874 an 1876, borrowed the setting and several characters from his "Through the Looking Glass" and followed a bizarre crew in their search of a whimsical creature. Unlike Carroll's earlier works, this one was not written specifically for children.

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        Le Pamir. Étude gà ographie physique historique.

      - Paris, Maisonneuve et Cie., 1876. 8vo. Original printed wrappers; pp. [2], viii, 218, [2, errata], with five lithographic maps (four double-page and with exploration routes in red, one fold-out), minor marginal chipping to wrappers, maps evenly browned, as usual, due to paper stock, errata leaf with faint marginal trace of humidity; entirely uncut and unopened. Scarce first edition of a neutral observation of the historical geography of the Pamirs, the Great Game, and a sum of both Russian and British explorations and reconnaissance missions, written by a Paris professor of history and geography, who was supplied with Russian source material by Nicholas de Khanikoff (Khanikov), 'a Russian agent', who 'crossed the Caspian and reached Herat, from where he intended to proceed secretly to Kabul and make overtures on behalf of his government to Dost Mohammed' (Hopkirk, p. 290). Yakushi P70; (author mis-spelled). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Leaves of Grass

      Camden, New Jersey: Author's Edition 1876 - Fifth edition, third printing, second (American) issue. One of 600 copies in this issue. Signed by Whitman to title page. Original publisher's three-quarter cream calf with green, red, and black shell marbled paper-covered boards, light brown spine label lettered in gilt, yellow-coated endpapers, all edges trimmed. A very good or better copy with repairs to spine, hinges reinforced, front endpaper replaced to match original, light wear and rubbing to extremities, and some toning to page edges. Attractive in the original publisher's binding. Housed in an early slipcase. Myerson A2.5.C2. From the library of Pulitzer Prize winning author Kenneth Silverman. First published in 1855, Leaves of Grass is a collection of poetry that Walt Whitman continued to edit, revise, and republish over the course of his life. In its first iteration, the collection contained only twelve verses, while later editions included several hundred. Inspired by his friend Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Transcendentalist movement, Whitman's poetry lauds the human experience and the American spirit. Although criticized for its exaltation of sensual pleasure and overt discussion of sexuality, Leaves of Grass was highly praised by Emerson and is widely considered one of the cornerstones of 19th century American poetry. Chiefly a biographer, Professor Kenneth Silverman co-directed the American Civilization program at NYU, and won not only the Pulitzer but also the Bancroft Prize for his work The Life and Times of Cotton Mather. Other notable works of his include biographies of Edgar Allan Poe and Samuel F. B. Morse. A magician himself, he also profiled the life of Harry Houdini.

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        Le Costume Historique - 1., 2. und 3. Lieferung

      Librairie de Firmin-Didot et Cie. - Impriumeurs de L'Institut, Rue Jacob, Paris - 1., 2. & 3. Livraison. - Erschienen 1876 und 1877. - Drei Kartonmappen mit Leinenrücken und Gewebeband als Verschluß im Format 23 x 20 cm. Tlw leicht angestaubt, leicht fleckig. Eine Mappe am Rücken auf ca. 10 cm aufgeplatzt, eine Mappe mit leichter Beschädigung am Rückendeckel. - Auf jeder der drei Mappen auf dem Vorderdeckel mit handschriftlichem Schriftzug "Lanfranconi Enea Ing. - Pressburg". Mappen stammen also aus dem Besitz von Enea Grazioso Lanfranconi (auch Lafranconi; 1850 in Peglio, Lombardei - 1895 in Preßburg, war ein italienisch-österreichischer Techniker und Kunstsammler). Sein Vater Giovanni Battista Lafranconi arbeitete als Ingenieur am Bau verschiedener Bahnen in Österreich-Ungarn, so der Semmeringbahn, der Ungarischen Westbahn oder der Kaiser Ferdinands-Nordbahn. Er studierte an der Universität Mailand und war ab 1867 in Preßburg wohnhaft, wo er sich der Hydrologie widmete. Am 9. März 1895 nahm er sich aus nicht bekannten Gründen das Leben. Sein Grab befindet sich in Varese. -- Genaue Anzahl der Blätter und Farbabbildungs- und s/w-Abbildungs-Tafeln in den Mappen folgen. - Das Werk erschien von 1876 bis 1888 in Frankreich in Erstauflage, und zwar in sechs Teilen. - Die drei Mappen also die Erstauflage der ersten drei Teile. - Exemplare stammen aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R. (ein Vorfahr war Kabinetts-Sekretär in der Kabinetts-Kanzlei Sr. Majestät Kaiser Franz Josef). - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland. Size: Groß-Oktav (bis 25 cm)

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        Stanford?s Handy Map of the United States Distinguishing the Unsettled Territories; the Railways;The Cities and Towns according to population; also the State Capitals and County Towns.

      Edward Stanford, March 1st., 1876. - 63 x 103 cm. Folding map, hand-coloured, in sections and mounted on linen, original book style cloth boards. Some minor marginal notes and two railway lines heightened in ink. Worldcat lists Yale and the British Library as the only locations; there was also an issue dated 1873, located at the British Library and National Library of Scotland only. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Effects of Cross and Self Fertlisation in the Vegetable Kingdom.

      pp.viii, 482, one diagram, 109 tables and 3 line Errata slip at p.viii. 8vo. Two short closed tears to bottom margin of p.419, o/w. contents in fine condition. Original green cloth, boards very lightly shelf-rubbed, o/w. in fine condition. A nr. fine copy. Very pleasing. Freeman 1249. ‘The first edition which has an errata slip of three lines facing p.viii, was published on November 10, 1876.' Freeman.

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        Le Costume Historique - 1., 2. und 3. Lieferung

      1., 2. & 3. Livraison. - Erschienen 1876 und 1877. - Drei Kartonmappen mit Leinenrücken und Gewebeband als Verschluß im Format 23 x 20 cm. Tlw leicht angestaubt, leicht fleckig. Eine Mappe am Rücken auf ca. 10 cm aufgeplatzt, eine Mappe mit leichter Beschädigung am Rückendeckel. - Auf jeder der drei Mappen auf dem Vorderdeckel mit handschriftlichem Schriftzug "Lanfranconi Enea Ing. - Pressburg". Mappen stammen also aus dem Besitz von Enea Grazioso Lanfranconi (auch Lafranconi 1850 in Peglio, Lombardei - 1895 in Preßburg, war ein italienisch-österreichischer Techniker und Kunstsammler). Sein Vater Giovanni Battista Lafranconi arbeitete als Ingenieur am Bau verschiedener Bahnen in Österreich-Ungarn, so der Semmeringbahn, der Ungarischen Westbahn oder der Kaiser Ferdinands-Nordbahn. Er studierte an der Universität Mailand und war ab 1867 in Preßburg wohnhaft, wo er sich der Hydrologie widmete. Am 9. März 1895 nahm er sich aus nicht bekannten Gründen das Leben. Sein Grab befindet sich in Varese. -- Genaue Anzahl der Blätter und Farbabbildungs- und s/w-Abbildungs-Tafeln in den Mappen folgen. - Das Werk erschien von 1876 bis 1888 in Frankreich in Erstauflage, und zwar in sechs Teilen. - Die drei Mappen also die Erstauflage der ersten drei Teile. - Exemplare stammen aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R. (ein Vorfahr war Kabinetts-Sekretär in der Kabinetts-Kanzlei Sr. Majestät Kaiser Franz Josef). - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland.

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        Daniel Deronda. FIRST EDITION, first printing. 4 vols.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons. 1876 Half titles, errata slip vol. II. Contemp. half dark blue calf, brown cloth boards, spines dec. in gilt, brown leather labels.Baker & Ross A11.1.a; the first printing, without contents leaves following the titlepage. The first issue of the first print, with the quotation from Tennyson in Book I (vol. I, p.336) wrongly ascribed to In Memoriam; it was correctly ascribed to Locksley Hall in the second issue.

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        Croquis d'Architecture. Intime-Club. 1ère à 10ème année : 1866/67 à 1876.(12 parties par année, qui contiennent chacune 6 feuilles illustrées + 1 titre par année compl.).

      1866 - 1876, - gr. in-folio, 10 années en feuilles non reliées. cartables en toile originaux, titre frappé sur la couverture devant. Pour l?année 1875 (9ème) il manque une planche à la première partie / 1876 (10ème) manque 7 feuilles. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COMBINATION ATLAS MAP OF CORTLAND COUNTY NEW YORK

      Philadelphia: Everts, Ensign & Everts. Good. 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. Exterior shows signs of wear. Spine leather has tears with covers firmly attached. Edges rubbed, includes spine ends and leather protected front corners. Gilt title on front cover. Green cloth has a few small cloth bubbles. First & last two pages have edge chips. Endpaper has tape & vertical creases. Color maps & engravings In VG condition & complete. N. Y. Atlas, General InformationInformation; Color maps & ngravings; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 100 pages .

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        Narratives of the Mission of George Bogle to Tibet, and of the Journey of Thomas Manning to Lhasa.Edited, with Notes, and Introduction, and Lives of Mr. Bogle and Mr. Manning.

      1876 - First edition. 4 maps, 6 plates. 8vo. Minor foxing to preliminary leaves but a very good copy in original cloth, back faded. clxi, 354pp. London, The expeditions of these two travellers, in 1774 and 1811 respectively, were of paramount importance in the establishment of trading routes with Tibet. A long and scholarly introduction by Dr. Markham gives the background history and implications of Bogle's meeting with Teshoo Lama, and Manning's with the Dalai Lama. Yakushi, M88. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I riformatori dello stato di libertˆ della cittˆ di Bologna dal 1394 al 1797. Unito a: Prontuario o indice alfabetico dei nomi di famiglie citati nellÕopera I riformatori della libertˆ di Bologna ... collÕindicazione dei volumi e delle pagine distinguendo le famiglie senatorie.

      Bologna, Regia Tipografia, 1876, due opere rilegate tre volumi in-8vo rilegati in mezza tela posteriore con tasselli blu ai dorsi (lievi strappetti alla tela) pp. 189 + 192 + 194-(2) + Idem, 1877, pp. 34 (rilegate in fine al terzo volume). Stampato su carta forte, completo degli indici.

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        Uber das Lehren und Lernen der Medicinischen Wissenschaften an den Univeritaten der Deutschen Nation Nebst Allgemeinen Bemerkungen Uber Univeritaten. Eine Culturhistorische Studie.

      Von Carl Gerold's Sohn, 1876., Wien: - 8vo. x, 508 pp. 5 fold-out tables at rear. Full gilt stamped brown cloth; neatly repaired, internally very good. Fine. First edition. Garrison and Morton 1766.603. A classic work on the teaching and learning of medicine, in which Billroth supported ?the retention of a classical preparation for medicine . including Latin and Greek,? calling them ?indispensable? [Bonner]. William Henry Welch translated this book in 1924. Billroth, a German-Austrian surgeon, was born April 26, 1829, Bergen, on the island of Rugen, Prussia; he died February 6, 1894, Abbazia on the Istria peninsula, Italy (now Opatija, Croatia). Billroth was a lifelong friend of the composer Brahms, and a pioneer of visceral surgery. Billroth is known as the founder of modern abdominal surgery. Lesky, Erna, The Vienna Medical School of the 19th Century, (1977) p. 273; Bonner, Thomas Neville, Becoming a Physician, (1995), p. 286 (citing the 1886 second ed.); Merz, John, A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century, p. 208 (mentioning many of the most influential names in medical schools and their supporters, such as Boerhaave, Johannes Müller, Virchow, etc.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        To the Victoria Falls of the Zambesi . translated by N. D'Anvers.

      London Sampson Low 1876 - First English edition. 8vo., xv, 462pp., frontispiece, 4 chromolithograph plates, 11 wood-engraved plates, folding map, original green cloth gilt, "A German sportsman, Mohr travelled to the Victoria Falls partly for the sake of hunting, partly in the hope of making geographical discoveries. After landing at Cape Town, he and his companions ventured into the interior, crossing the Tugela River and enjoying a wide variety of sport . an excellent work of exploration and sport." - Czech. A scarce book. Czech p116; Mendelssohn II, 32-33. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hunting of the Snark

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1876. First Edition in Presentation Bi. Hardcover. Good. First edition in variant presentation binding of scarlet cloth (intended to match Alice in Wonderland) stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. Though typically found in buff cloth with black stamping, Lewis Carroll wrote to his publisher ordering copies in various colors stamped in gilt, intended for his give friends as presentation copies, requesting such as "100 bound in red and gold, 20 in dark blue and gold, 20 in white vellum and gold." First issue with "baker" not "butcher" on page 83. Binder's ticket on rear paste down. Good+. Cloth shows several small stains, gilt lightly rubbed but generally bright. Spine cloth darkened, chipped at ends, corners frayed, front outer joint partially split, hinge at rear open and binding a bit fragile. A very scarce issue of a book whose author proclaimed it "didn't mean anything but nonsense," which has nonetheless emotionally resonated with and beguiled readers ever since its publication.

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        [Correspondence with the Duke of Marlborough concerning an affair between Edith Finch, Lady Aylesford, and George Spencer-Churchill, later the 8th Duke].

      None. 1876-1890. ORIGINAL LEDGER WITH COPIED MANUSCRIPT LETTERS FROM THE DUKE'S BIRMINGHAM SOLICITOR. Quarto (29 x 24cm), with letters written in black ink to a single side of 214 numbered leaves, out of a total of 1000. Delicate leaves akin to tracing paper. In original tan half calf with dark brown cloth boards and marbled endpapers. Together with a word-processed TRANSCRIPT of the letters produced by Gerald Leach, stapled at left margin. Joints split, but hinges remain strong. Very heavy wear to fore-edges and spine. Fair overall. A remarkable collection of private correspondence, largely between Birmingham solicitor R. Harding Milward and John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough. In January 1876, where this collection begins, a society scandal blew up when it emerged that the Duke's heir George, known as Lord Blandford, had started an affair with Edith, the wife of Heneage Finch, 7th Earl of Aylesford, who was then touring India with the Prince of Wales. With encouragement from the Prince, Aylesford promptly returned from India in order to file for divorce; an action he was already anxious to carry out on account of his own affair with a Mrs. Dilke, whose husband had recently died in suspicious circumstances, leaving her £30,000. At this time Blandford was himself involved in an acrimonious separation dispute with his wife, Lady Albertha, forcing him to regularly petition his father for loans to support his extensive debts and maintenance obligations. In order to prevent both of these potential divorces, which would have destroyed the reputations of all involved, the Duke of Marlborough's second son Randolph is known to have aggressively blackmailed the Prince of Wales and his wife Alix with allegations that the Prince himself had had an affair with Edith some years earlier (though none of this is alluded to in these letters). In the end George did divorce his wife shortly after he became the 8th Duke of Marlborough in 1883, but although he had fathered a child with Edith in Paris in 1881, he never married her, and instead wed the American heiress Lilian Warren Price, whose fortune helped restore the ailing family seat, Blenheim Palace. Amidst all this social chaos, the doughty family solicitor manages to keep the old Duke up to date with domestic affairs during his long absences in the south of France; managing repairs to the Palace, sale and rental of various properties, and even reports on the state of the gardens and trackways. When the younger Duke succeeds he also shows himself capable of clearing up his various personal issues, including packing off a troublesome Henry Allnutt to Brisbane. Milward, the lawyer, was the great-grandfather of Bruce Chatwin, who boasted that his forebear "cheated the then Duke of Marlborough out of many millions". Kenneth Rose, a journalist friend of Chatwin's, discovered that Milward had owed his creditors huge sums, and was sentenced to six years in prison, during which sentence he died. In response, Chatwin wrote: "A real operator - £108,595.15.11 is no mean sum. If only he hadn't been found out!" A fascinating and detailed collection of letters essential to any study of the Churchill family during the period of Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill's birth and childhood. Chatwin, Bruce, Elizabeth Chatwin, and Nicholas Shakespeare, "Under The Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin" (London: Random House, 2010), pp.121-22.

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        Bulletin de la Librairie Morgand & Fatout [...de la Librairie Damascène Morgand]

      Paris, Librairie Morgand & Fatout (vols. III-IV: Librairie Damascène Morgand), 1876-1889. Four volumes (25 cm), I (nos. 1-8, 1876-October 1878): (8) xii, 880 (2) pp., 7 colour plates (inserted after pp.598, 618, 652, 686, 714, 794, 816), illustrations. Items 1-4562; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers bound-in. II (nos. 9-13, June 1879-June 1881): (2) xl, 930 (2) pp., 6 full-page and 2 folding colour plates (after pp.xxviii, xxxiv (2), xxxvii (2), 78, 89, 247), illustrations (some in 2 colours). Items 4563-7880; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers bound-in. III (nos. 14-19, March 1883-December 1886): (2) 911 (1) pp., leaf of text inserted (after p.1), plate (inserted after p.796), 2 folding colour plates (after pp.52, 100), illustrations (some in 2 colours). Items 7881-11725; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers bound-in. IV (nos. 20-24, February 1887-January 1889): (2) 1120 pp., 2 leaves of text (inserted after pp.1, 480), 9 plates (inserted after pp.48, 70, 80, 94, 110, 142, 388, 412, 436), illustrations (some in 2 colours). Items 11726-16804. Publisher's printed wrapper (upper only) bound-in. Uniformly bound in brown buckram, top edges gilt. - The first four volumes (issues 1-24) of a work of enduring utility, seldom found complete (another six volumes were published, describing item nos. 16805-46593). The business was founded by Damascène Morgand and Charles Fatout in 1875. After the death in 1882 of Fatout, the Société Morgand & Fatout was dissolved, and Morgand continued under his name alone, until 1897, when he entered into partnership with Édouard Rahir. The "Bulletin Mensuel No. 8" dated October 1878 apparently is the second bookseller's catalogue to be illustrated by colour (chromotypographie) plates, following a Librairie Bachelin-Deflorenne catalogue for an auction conducted earlier the same year. Included in volume I are two essays on "Le Marot-Guiffrey", by E. Schnerb and Paul de Saint-Victor; "Reliures anciennes: reliures modernes", unsigned; "Variétés bibliographiques: Les Farces de Georges Alione d'Asti", by Émile Picot. Printed in volume II are essays on "Le Patissier françois des Elzevier", by L. Potier and Ernest Quentin-Bauchart; a memoir of Trautz-Bauzonnet (1808-1879), unsigned; "Les reliures en mosaïque du XVIIIe siècle", by "Un Bibliophile" (reprinted from Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1 October 1879); "Deux reliures en mosaïque du XVIII siècle de la Bibliothèque de Comte d'Hoym" by Baron J. Pichon; "Les Daphnis et Chloé du Régent: reliés en mosaïque", unsigned. A printed leaf inserted before "Bulletin Mensuel No. 20" announces that all the books described therein are from Henri Beraldi's catalogue Bibliothèque d'un bibliophile (1885), i.e. the library of Eugène Paillet. A similar notice inserted before "Bulletin Mensuel No. 22" announces that the books described therein are all from the library of Baron Gonzagues de St. Geniès. ¶ Paper occasionally brittle; a clean tear in II, pp.853-854, has caused no loss.

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        Malerische Fussreise durch das südliche Frankreich und einen Theil von Ober-Italien.

      XV (1), 350 S., 339 S., 2 lithogr. Titel / 339 S., 302 S., 2 lithogr. Titel, 70 lithogr. Tafeln, meist gefaltet, 1 hinten eingebund. spätere Karte (aus Stielers Handatlas, 1876)/ 290 S., 417 S. mit 2 lithogr. Titeln / 400 S., 350 S. mit 2 lithogr. Titeln 8, Lederbände mit RTitel im Stil der Zeit Erstausgabe. Kein Tafelbd., stattdessen sind die Lithographien in Bd. 2 eingebunden. - Bd. 2 Stempel auf Titel und handschriftl. Inhaltsangabe auf dem hinteren Vorsatz.

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        Etruscan Bologna

      Smith Elder and Co 1876 - rebacked,original cloth preserved, spine faded, edges a bit worn, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        India and its Native Princes. Travels in Central India and in the Presidencies of Bombay and Bengal.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1876 - Carefully revised and edited by Lieut.-Col. Buckle. 579 p., quarto, leather bound (red), gilt-stamped (decorative script and flower-patterns in gold and black), gilt edges, with Exlibris of original owner, containing 317 b/w illustrations and 6 maps, some of which full page, decorative initials at the beginning of each chapte, vocaabulary of Indian terms in appendix. Back broken and damaged (hole, ca 1cm), extremities of spine damaged, corners bumped, binding slightly loose, but book block in good condition. - - - BITTE BEACHTEN SIE: Auf Grund der besonderen Versandkostenvorgaben von AbeBooks und ZVAB (der Preis richtet sich nicht nach Gewicht, sondern nach Anzahl der Artikel), kann es bei schwereren oder mehrbändigen Werken zu höheren Portokosten kommen. BEI UNSICHERHEIT FRAGEN SIE UNS BITTE ZUVOR AN. - - - PLEASE NOTE: Because of AbeBooks' and ZVAB?S special requirements for shipping fees (price is per item, not per weight) shipping charges may be higher with heavy books or when comprising several volumes. PLEASE CONTACT US BEFOREHAND IN CASE OF UNCERTAINTY. - - - 5200 g 1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Monograph of the Nectariniidae, or Family of Sunbirds.

      London The Author -80 1876 - First edition. 4to., cviiii, 393 pp., 121 hand-coloured lithographs by Keulemans; plates clean and fresh, original upper wrappers bound-in, original prospectus with specimen plate tipped-in, later half tan morocco gilt, tiny repair to blank outer corner of title, a very good copy. First edition of this important monograph, one of 250 copies only. Amongst the most beautiful of bird monographs, the Nectariniidae illustrates 138 species, including two new genera and ten new species. Shelley acknowledges the importance of Keuleman's specialist knowledge in his preface: "The illustrations which form such an important portion of my Monograph, have all been executed by Mr. Keulemans, whose name is sufficient guarantee for the accuracy of the details and for high artistic skill. The latter is rendered perhaps more striking from his being acquainted with this family of birds in their native haunts; and his notes upon the sun-birds inhabiting Prince's Island have been incorprated in my work." The work appeared in twelve parts from July 1876 to February 1880. The original title of the work was A Monograph of the Cinnyridae, later changed to the Nectariniidae in the final title. Only 250 copies were printed. "An excellent mongraph of an interesting family of birds" (Zimmer). Nissen, IVB, 873; Wood p. 566. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1876 - 1876 Original Paperback Wisden, No Rear Cover. 13th Edition!

      1876. Hi, This lot is an 1876 Original Paperback Wisden. It is in Original form but the rear cover is missing and some flaking to the spine paper. The 1876 Wisden had string inside it and it kept it together well. The cover is nice, a dog ear to the corner and some marks , internally nice and clean just a bit of foxing. No restoration. I have owned this book for a while but now have one with 2 covers. A hard year to find. 13th Edition.

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        Nouvelles asiatiques -

      Didier et Cie 1876 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12. 436 pp. Sous étui bordé. Reliure plein maroquin vieux rouge, frise de motifs d?inspiration chinoise et filets dorés en encadrement sur les plats. Dos à nerfs orné des mêmes motifs. Cadre intérieur de même maroquin souligné d?un listel de maroquin noir et d?un filet doré. Doublures et gardes de moire bouton d?or. Les gardes également bordées de maroquin noir. Toutes tranches dorées. Couverture conservée. Reliure signée DEVAUCHELLE. Rousseurs sur le dernier feuillet de la table des matières. Luxueuse reliure d?Alain Devauchelle. ÉDITION ORIGINALE rare et recherchée, dont il n?a pas été tiré de grand papier. Le recueil, par un diplomate qui avait longuement séjourné en Asie mineure, est un concentré de style et d?espièglerie. « Partout il a pris contact avec le pays pour en analyser les m?urs, la langue, le caractère, en éthnologue, en sociologue » (Talvart). . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK An Agony in Eight Fits.

      London: Macmillan, 1876. 12mo (7 1/4 in. tall); xi 83 pp. [1 ad]. Publisher's buff cloth with pictorial front and rear covers with lettered spine. All edges gilt. Cover art, frontispiece and eight plates in black and white by artist Henry Holiday. Black endpapers. Head with 1/8 in. loss, tail creased. Front endpaper with bookseller's blind stamp, frontis and title page toned by lightly chipped tissue, graceful name, few minor marks, few signatures strained. Poem considered an allegory for the search for happiness. NCBEL 978. Osborne p. 60. Very Good+. No jacket.

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        Adels- und Wappenbrief für Rudolph Edler von Hampel.

      Wien 26 12 1876 - Mehrfärbig kalligraphierte, reich goldgehöhte deutsche Urkunde auf Pergament mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift des Kaisers und zwei Gegenzeichnungen (darunter Innenminister Joseph Frh. Lasser von Zollheim), 4 Blatt mit ornamentaler lithographischer Umrahmung, vierfärbige Wappenmalerei von Carl Boess, in-folio. In violetter Samtmappe mit goldgeprägtem Doppeladler und Seidenmoiréevorsätzen, anhängend großes rotes Wachssiegel in Metallkapsel. - Seidenvorsätze gering fleckig, die Seidenhemdchen zwischen den Blättern mit kleinen Mängeln; insgesamt gut erhaltenes schönes Adelsdiplom. Der pensionierte Titularoberstlieutenant Rudolph Hampel, geboren 1814 in Olmütz, hatte sich "durch seine vierzigjährige, im Kriege wie im Frieden bewährte Dienstleistung besondere Verdienste erworben". Das verliehene Wappen zeigt im dreiteiligen Feld einen Löwen mit Schwert sowie zwei Sterne über einem Berg. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Les Deux gommeux.

      Paris?, 1876.(). Etching. 158 x 111 cm. Signed in the plate lower left. Laid paper with margins. Guérin, 3.

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        Nobiliaire de Ponthieu et de Vimeu. Deuxième édition revue, corrigée et augmentée.

      Paris, Bachelin Deflorenne, 1876, demi-basane de l'époque, dos lég. passé. - in-4 de 8 pp.-936 colonnes ; 2e édition (E.O. : 1861-64).Saffroy 31840.

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        Gesamtansicht aus halber Vogelschau "Freiburg i.B. 1876 aus der Vogelschau. .".

      - Lithographie v. J. Lerch b. Baumann in Freiburg, dat. 1876, 33 x 56

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        Lippincott's General Guide for Settlers in the United States. With Authentic Descriptions, from Official Sources, of the Climate, Soil, Products, Cost of Lands, Wages of Labour, Cost of Living, and Prices of Farm Animals and Products,

      J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1876 - SECOND EDITION. 12mo. 7 x 5 1/4 inches. [viii], (156) pp. Half-title, headpieces, tailpieces, decorative initials, list of US Land Offices, table of foreign-born and native-born populations, tables of wages, large folding map bound-in at the rear; text clean, unmarked, map with tears but no loss. Blind- and gilt-stamped brick-red cloth, rubbed, corners bumped, spine ends lightly frayed. Ownership signatures of S. A. Riggs and Jetus R Riggs, New Derry, Pennsylvania. SCARCE. Very Good. This little volume on homesteading seeks to help the individual settler find the most congenial place to locate a new home in the sparsely settled lands of Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Nevada, California and Oregon and the Territories of Wyoming, Colorado, Dakota, Utah, Montana, Idaho, and Washington. It borrows heavily from the travels and insights into stock-raising, wool-growing, and the establishment of farms by Edwin A. Curley of London who had travelled in the areas in question to promote western settlement among emigrants from Great Britain. Curley published Nebraska: Its Advantages, Resources and Drawbacks (1875). Curley traveled extensively in Nebraska, Kansas and Wyoming in the 1870s, and reported that settlers had successfully acquired free land in the American west. 10 copies Worldcat; not in Howes; I could not find any for-sale offerings or auction records for this title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Théatre complet publié par Jouaust. Préface de M. D. Nisard. Dessins de Louis Leloir gravés par Flameng.

      Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1876. 8 volumes in-4, demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, têtes dorées (Kieffer). Portrait. Grand de marges. Bel exemplaire. Un des 100 ex sur vergé avec les 31 gravures à l'eau-forte en double épreuve, Une des plus belles éditions du théâtre de Molière.

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        American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States

      Chatto and Windus 1876 - "American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States" by Alexander Wilson and Prince Charles Lucian Bonaparte. 1876; Chatto and Windus, Picadilly, London. Complete 3-volume set. The book begins with "The Illustrative Notes and Life of Wilson" by Sir William Jardine. Featured throughout all 3 volumes are beautiful full-page plates in vibrant color depicting the birds in natural settings. Each volume contains dozens of birds with scientific information and sketches about each one. Alexander Wilson (July 6, 1766 – August 23, 1813) was a Scott-American poet, ornithologist, and illustrator. Identified by George Ord as the "Father of American Ornithology," Wilson is now regarded as the greatest American ornithologist before Audubon. Several species of bird are named after Wilson, including the Wilson's storm-petrel, Wilson's plover, Wilson's phalarope, Wilson's snipe, and Wilson's warbler. The now obsolete warbler genus Wilsonia was named for him by Charles Lucien Bonaparte. The Wilson Ornithological Society also bears his name. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DEFENCE NOT DEFIANCE: A HEBREW'S REPLY TO THE MISSIONARIES. FAITH CONFIRMED. SELECTIONS FROM THE WORK "CHIZUK EMUNAH" OF ISAAC TROKI, THE KARAITE. BIBLICAL AND RABBINICAL PARALLELS TO NEW TESTAMENT PRINCIPLES.

      New York: Office Of The Independent Hebrew(1876). 1st edition. Original printed boards, 8vo, 50 pages. Singerman 2574. American Centennial-year publication giving Jews ammunition to respond to Christian missionaries. Includes errata slip at rear, 19 x12 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Frederic de Sola Mendes was an American rabbi, author, and editor, born at Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies, July 8, 1850. He was the son of Rabbi Abraham Pereira Mendes. He was licensed to preach as rabbi by Haham Benjamin Artom, in London, 1873; in the same year he was appointed preacher of the Great St. Helen's Synagogue of that city, but in December moved to New York, where he had accepted a call to the rabbinate of Shaaray Tefillah congregation (now the West End Synagogue) ; for Jan. 1, 1874. Mendes was one of the founders of the American Hebrew. In 1888 he took part in the Field-Ingersoll controversy, writing for the "North American Review" an article entitled "In Defense of Jehovah. " In 1900 Mendes joined the staff of The Jewish Encyclopedia as revising editor and chief of the translation bureau. Associated with Dr. Marcus Jastrow and Dr. Kaufmann Kohler, he was one of the revisers of the "New Bible Translation" by the Jewish Publication Society. He has also translated "Jewish Family Papers: Letters of a Missionary, " by "Gustav Meinhardt" (Dr. William Herzberg) . In 1903 he became for a time editor of "The Menorah, " a monthly magazine. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (NYPL, Columbia, YU, Yale, HUC, NLI) , none south or west of Cincinnati. Spine rebacked. Stains and wear to boards. Overall Good+ Condition. (AMR-51-1A)

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        The Tomb On Top of Clouds Rest, Yosemite Valley, Cal.

      Hazeltine [ca. 1876], [Yosemite] - Albumen photograph. 18 x 22 cm. (7 x 8 inches), on original printed card-stock mount, in vintage wooden frame under glass. Minor fading to image but a beautiful piece.Rare Hazeltine photograph of the rock formation high above the floor of Yosemite Valley. M.M. Hazeltine and his brother George Irving Hazeltine arrived in California in 1853, setting up a daguerreotype studio in San Francisco before going their independent ways. In the mid-1860s Martin moved to Mendocino to practice photography, much of which would be published by J.P. Soule and Lawrence & Houseworth. In the late 1860s Martin began to photograph the Yosemite Valley and Big Tree regions of the Sierra Nevada. The only other known copy of this photograph is currently housed at the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley.Clouds Rest is an arete, a thin, almost knife-like, ridge of rock formed when glaciers eroded away solid rock to form Tenaya Canyon and Little Yosemite Valley. The northwest face, mostly solid granite, raises 5,000 feet (1,520 m) above Tenaya Creek. Lafayette H. Bunnell, a medical doctor with the Mariposa Battalion, notes that his party named the summit Clouds Rest because they returned to camp to avoid a snow storm after seeing "the clouds rapidly settling down to rest upon that mountain." The Tomb, an outcrop really, is still there atop the mountain.

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        New Orleans Characters

      Peychaud & Garcia, 48 Camp Street, [New Orleans] 1876 - (13 11/16 x 9 3/4 inches). Lithographed and mounted on cloth guards throughout, title with oval hand-coloured vignette, 16 hand-coloured plates, each with title beneath. Publisher's half black morocco and pebbled cloth covered boards, lettered in glt on the upper cover. Front joint starting. Housed in a black morocco backed box. A classic American colour-plate book which offers a new and improved take on the twin European traditions of suites of plates of regional costume and street cries. "Costume books and illustrations of typical trades and occupations, so common in European color plate books, are comparatively rare in America. This book of New Orleans street characters may be the best example of the genre printed in the United States." (Reese). It clearly helped that Frémaux, a Louisiana native, empathsized with his subjects. He has managed to truly capture not only the individuals but also to embody the varied and colourful character of the city of New Orleans itself. His training as an engineer and cartographer will have served Frémaux well when it came to recording the details that make an image memorable: the pearl earring of Rose Nicaud, the first coffee vendor in New Orleans (see the final plate); the drummer's toeless shoe (plate 6 of the man who drummed up business for auctioneer, Placide J. Spear). Three of the plates are of characters from the "professional" classes and are probably all portraits of individuals that their contemporaries would have recognized: an early owner has noted in pencil that the first plate 'A Cotton Classer' is of 'Jules Lemairé', whilst the second plate ('Sugar broker & Weigher') is apparently a double portrait of 'Buck Miller' and 'O'Connell'. The remaining plates are all of street vendors or workers, and, whilst they are all drawn from life, they are more generic in nature - the two exceptions of identified individuals are the drummer and coffee seller already mentioned. The titles beneath each plate are in English (7) or English and Louisiana patois (5). Each plate is numbered, nine with a small number in the lower left corner of the image, but 7 have the number incorporated into the image itself; '1' is stamped onto the cotton bale; '2' is on the weighing machine; '10' is on the side of the hand-wagon, etc. Bennett p.44; Howes F362; Reese Stamped with a National Character 93. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Leaves of Grass; Two Rivulets.

      Camden, NJ: 1876 - 2 works, octavo. Original cream half calf, blind patterned spines, light brown labels lettered in gilt, marbled boards, yellow endpapers. Housed in green linen chemises and dark green morocco-backed linen slipcases. Some stripping of leather, spines rubbed and worn at extremities, joints split (boards of Two Rivulets holding on lower cords), spines of slipcases sunned with one of the chemises almost split; internally clean and complete with the terminal advertisement leaf in each volume. 2 portraits in Leaves of Grass, albumen photograph frontispiece portrait in Two Rivulets. Signed copies of the Centennial edition (comprising the first edition, second printing of Two Rivulets, and fifth edition, third printing, second issue of Leaves of Grass), of which around 800 and 600 copies respectively were printed. The portrait of Whitman in Two Rivulets is signed and dated by the author; the title page of Leaves of Grass also signed by the author. In addition this copy includes an inscribed sheet (tipped to the front free endpaper) and inscribed in Whitman's bold and distinctive hand: "Centennial Ed'n Two Vols Leaves of Grass & Two Rivulets bound in half leather & Italian boards Containing Autograph Portraits (three from life) Personal Memoranda in Secession War & 'Democratic Vistas'". Whitman was personally involved in the printing of this Centennial Edition. "Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets. formed a complex, multi-faceted centennial offering that provided trenchant commentary on the century-old country, mixing indictment and praise, offsetting despair at failures with hope for the future, and juxtaposing prose and poetry" (Folsom & Price, Re-Scripting Walt Whitman, p. 106). Myerson A2.5.c2 & 9.1.b. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        LA CUISINE CLASSIQUE ETUDES PRATIQUES RAISONNEES ET DEMONSTRATIVES DE L'ECOLE FRANCAISE APPLIQUEE AU SERVICE A LA RUSSE

      Parigi Dentu 1876 2 volumi in 4° Pagine occhietto + antiporta incisa + LXIV + 272 + occhietto + 310 Legatura coeva in mezza tela verde. Titoli in oro al dorso. Piatti in carta decorata. 62 incisioni a piena pagina protete da veline (manca come in quasi tutte le copie la tavola "portraits royaux"). Alcune veline con note manoscrtitte da mano coeva. Lievissime fioriture e tracce d'uso. Ottima copia. Cfr. Bitting, p. 132 - Vicaire, p. 289 cita le numerose ediz. "de cet important ouvrage", a partire dalla prima (in un solo vol.) del 1856 e precisa: "la "Cuisine classique" était alors signée par Urbain Dubois (1818-1901), élève de Louis Haas (de la Maison de Rothschild) et cuisinier de M. le comte Uuski, et Emile Bernard, cuisinier de Son Exc. le général comte de Krasinski".

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        The Roof of the World

      Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas, 1876. First. Orig Elaborate Gilt Stamped Cl. VG+. Gordon, T. E. THE ROOF OF THE WORLD A journey over the high plateau of Tibet to the Russian frontier and the Oxus sources on the Pamir. 1876 Edinburgh ed. 172 pp, 23 colored or tinted plates (incl. one 3-part foldout), text ill. Gordon broke new ground through the Tian Shan and Pamir highlands. He was one of the first Europeans to hunt Marco Polo sheep and Asian ibex (good trophies, too) in Asia, preceding other famous sheep hunters like Demidoff, Littledale, Swayne, Cumberland etc., by 30-40 years. They did their own guiding back then so it was true mountain hunting at its best. Dark green gilt cloth, ibex and ovis poli heads on spine with gilt horns extending onto front and rear panels. A rare work. A vg+ copy showing some wear on corners and spine tips but no chipping or loss of cloth. In a custom made blue cloth slipcase.Beautiful engraved former owner's bookplate inside front cover. A rare work.

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        A Narrative of Travel and Sport in Burmah, Siam and the Malay Peninsula

      Samuel Tinsley, London 1876 - 338 pp. Travel and big game hunting in a little known but excellent big game hunting part of the world. Much on tiger hunting and also elephant hunting. Plus an encounter with a rhino. Good reading and a very scarce work. Original printed cloth covers and elaborately gilt spine. One corner lightly bumped. Front endpaper separated but hinges firm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Comment j'ai retrouvé Livingstone

      1876 - Second French edition. Frontispiece. 60 steel-engraved illustrations to text, plus 6 maps (4 folding). 8vo. Quarter green morocco over blindstamped green buckram, spine gilt. [ii], [iv], 600pp. Paris, Hachette et Cie, Presented by Stanley ?To His Highness Barghash Bin Said Prince of Zanzibar & Pemba, from his Highness' most grateful, most obedient servant, Henry M Stanley, Paris, January 19, 1878.? Sayyi Brghash bin Said Al-Busaid (1837-88) was the second Sultan of Zanzibar, ruling from October 1870 to his death in 1888. He helped abolish the slave trade. Barghash is credited with building much of the infrastructure of Stone Town, including piped water, public baths, a police force, roads, parks, hospitals and large administrative buildings such as the (Bait el Ajaib) House of Wonders. He was perhaps the last Sultan to maintain a measure of true independence from European control. In November 1868, Gordon Bennett, the editor of the New York Herald invited Stanley to go in search of Livingstone, who was presumed missing somewhere near Lake Tanganyika. This expedition would make Stanley's name. After satisfying additional tasks requested of him by Bennett, he left Zanzibar in March 1871 with a small crew and headed for Lake Tanganyika. In November, Stanley found Livingstone at Ujiji and spent four months in his company. Livingstone was much weakened, though would not accede to Stanley's repeated advice to return to England and regain his health. Livingstone died not long after Stanley's departure. Gay, 3056. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handschriftlich verfasster Brief an den Astronomen Hugo Gylden. Signiert und datiert.

      February, 8, 1876. - 2 Blätter, Format ca. 18x11,5 cm. Der britische Astronom Robert Main (1808 - 1878) war ab 1860 Direktor der Radcliffe Sternwarte in Oxford. Main bedankt sich bei dem Astronomen und Direktor der schwedischen Sternwarte Johan August Hugo Gyldén (1841 - 1896 in Stockholm). Robert Maon (1808-1878) für die Übersendung eines Astronomievbuches und schildert kurz seine Erlebnisse bei einem Besuch der schwedischen Sternwarte. Astronomer and brother of Thomas John Main, was born at Upnor in Kent on 12 July 1808. Main succeeded Johnson as Radcliffe observer on 19 June 1860 His record of the meteoric shower of 13 Nov. 1866 was inserted in the ‘Monthly Notices,’ xxvii. 39. Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 35, Agnes Mary Clerke.

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        1876 London's Royal Alhambra Theatre, Original Programmes for Jacques Offenbach's adaptation of Jules Verne's "From the Earth to the Moon" Le Voyage Dans La Lune, consisting of Two different Programmes and the 40 page script Book

      J Miles & Co & J H Burgoyne Art Printer, London 1876 - This is a very rare surviving group of two different programmes and the Script book for the production Jacques Offenbach's Fairy Tale Opera stage adaptation of the Jules Verne Science Fiction interplanetary novel "From the Earth to the Moon" titled "Le Voyage Dans La Lune" for its appearance in Leicester Square at London's Royal Alhambra Theatre in 1876, the lot consists of two different four page programmes, one of which is illustrated, the other item is the 40 page script book of the Stage Play, only one item is dated and that is the illustrated programme which carries the date of 20th November 1876, online records show the play was originally preformed at the Alhambra Theatre on 15th April 1876, it is possible that the other programme in this lot is from the first production, and the second one when the production made a return to London later in the year, Some soiling to the covers of the script and some creases to the programmes else all are in good general condition, a nice set of these very scarce and fragile survivals Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Quaint Treatise on "Flees, and the Art of Artyfichall Flee Making" By an Old Man Well Known on the Derbyshire Streams as a First-Class Fly-Fisher a Century Ago

      John B. Day, London 1876 - 2 chromolithographed plates, 2 completed flies and 23 flies with dressing materials displayed in 22 sunken mounts on six cards. Minor foxing. Publisher's green cloth, elaborately blocked in gilt and black Provenance: Annie Cowdray (bookplate) First edition, second issue. The manuscript upon which Aldam based his text appeared at auction in 1999; the author's name was revealed to be Robert Whitehead, but nothing further of the author is known. Both issues of this scarce work bear the date 1876 on the spine; a very few are recorded with a title page date of 1875, but it appears that no copies were actually sold until the Spring of 1876. Approximately 200 copies were sold over a period of several years. Heckscher 18; Litchfield 49; Gee 84; Kerridge 79; Westwood & Satchell 3; Flyfisher's Journal, Summer 2000, pp.31-36. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Telephone Patent: in "Scientific American", 1876

      The Scientific American 1876 - (Bell, Alexander G.) The Scientific American, 1876 (the entire volume, sumptuously illustrated with all manner of technical objects, in two parts (bound in one volume)), 414+414pp each. Very fresh copy, bound in black library cloth. Very good copy. __+__ Besides it being the Centennial year, 1876 saw a number of major games in the history of human thinking. Sometimes the announcements or earliest public appearances of these breakthroughs didn't get all that much attention. As one of the major means of transferring technical and applied science info to the general public, it is interesting to see how Scientific American reacted to such innovations. For the thick, heavy volume for 1876, amid patent announcements and articles on telegraphic fire alarms, electro-harmonic multiplex telegraphs, recording telegraphs, electro-magnetic telegraph railroad car signals, signal box telegraphs, underground telegraphs, telegraph keys and armature, acoustic telegraphs and the l;ike (though there weren't that many reported, not really, just on the order of dozens), we find one of the most important of them all, patent # 174,465, by Alexander Graham Bell, appearing 8 April 1876. It would be a rude resumption of being here in the future of this event to call the coverage short-sighted.__+__ In an earlier article in the 4 March 1876 issue of SA, there appeared "The Invention of the Telephone", by P.H. Vander Weyde, in which there is yet any mention of Mr. Bell. There is an illustration of one of his precursors in the field, the Reuss telephone, with ample description. (This was actually Philipp Reis and his telephone really wouldn't work to transmit the human voice, though did so work for music to some degree.) Bell's patent would be at the Patent Office in March, and would appear as a one-line notice (among a hundred others), the patent stating it was "the method of, and apparatus for, transmitting vocal or other sounds telegraphically . by causing electrical undulations, similar in form to the vibrations of the air accompanying the said vocal or other sound". (The first image above is a detail; the second image a longer version, which is really only less than half of what the real-life version looks like in the tall listing.)__+__ Weeks later, Elisha Gray's (on 13 May) telegraphic telephone patent (175071) appears in the Scientific American, and later, on 9 September, on page 163, there is the article "The Human Voice Transmitted by Telegraph", on the successful transmission by Graham Bell. Admittedly there were a number of developments in the production of the speaking telephone at this time, though in general there seems to have been no great attention paid them in the pages of the Scientific American than pipe cutting machine improvements or improved gravel separators. Obviously the great impact of the invention was yet to be appreciated, even in any sort of fictional way. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1876 - 1876 1877 1878 Paperback Wisdens with Facsimile Covers VG

      1876. Hi, I recently purchases a rebind in fabulous condition, inside the binding were 1876 through to 1878 but it was in such good condition I decided to split them out and had facsimile covers added to them hence, and to keep them together ... This lot is a set of three Original Wisdens 1876 , 1877 and 1878 , Paperbacks with facsimile spines and covers in very good condition. The books are in very good condition, the pages are very clean and pretty much unmarked. There is a touch of foxing to the 1877 but it is only slight and to the odd page, the other two have minimal foxing. Although it used to be rebound there is not much trimming with nice margins. A fabulous set of 3 early Wisdens at a great price.

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