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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo,

      London, 1876 - FIRST EDITION, 2 maps, 4 plates and 21 text illustrations, 2 vols, 8vo, original green cloth( fold to map in vol.1, reinforced with archive tape) A VERY BRIGHT COPY. Penzer p. 94.Burton served as British consul in Fernando Po (now Bioko) where he remained for four years. He took every opportunity to explore the west coast of Africa.Anchoring in Libreville, Burton made excursions up the Gabon River, encountered various tribes, including the Mpongwe, as well as spending a week with the Fan people. He also recounts a journey from Fernando Po to Loanga and his journey up the Congo.Includes a list of plants collected in the Congo at Dahome, and the Island of Annabom. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Reg & Philip Remington ABA ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Excelsa Scripta Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Colton's Railroad & Township Map of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut with parts of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont & New York

      G.W. & C.B. Colton, New York 1876 - Folding pocket map, full period hand coloring. Inset of the British Provinces on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Folds into publisher's blindstamped cloth covers, title stamped in gilt in the upper cover, Colton ad on the front pastedown. Large and colorful Colton map of New England This decorative map depicts the region from New York City in the southwest corner to Searsmont, Maine in the northeast corner, with the Saranac Lakes in the northwest corner. Both counties and townships are identified, with many towns named. Roads, waterways and railroads are all shown. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE PHILIPPE SERIGNAN]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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]

      [Bookseller: John Howell for Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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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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        Manuscript Journal Describing the Events of an 18 month Sojourn in the Philippines, while Shooting Birds for Collectors in England, 1876-1878

      - octavo, entries closely written on 123 pages, plus blanks, bound in contemporary black boards, somewhat rubbed and scuffed, entries in very good, clean and legible condition. F. Everett is engaged in the enterprise of collecting bird specimens in the Philippines by his brother Alfred (Alf). Everett is a young man, not yet ¿of age¿ who hopes not only to earn money, but also to build his self confidence in the enterprise. Everett gives detailed descriptions of the country and the various small towns and jungle villages he visits, the work of shooting and skinning birds and the hardships which become more apparent as time goes on and which include the somewhat perilous voyages between islands. Everett and his brother Alf find it difficult in maintaining the schedule required to maintain a profit, and Everett himself is constantly assailed by feelings of his own inadequacy. Fever, ague, dysentery are not uncommon, and extreme discomfort is ever present. Alf is constantly laid up with fever and the writer is frequently attacked by ague, small wonder, as he is frequently up to his knees in water. From time to time they ship consignments of bird skins and other specimens back to England. Everett describes the birds they shoot and skin, including birds of paradise, trojans, argus pheasants, hornbills, hawks, eagles cockatoos, etc. Everett records the financial difficulties and worries of making the expedition pay, his own gnawing self-doubts, and in short presents a vivid picture of a most unusual experience. Eventually, disillusioned, he signs an agreement to work for 6 months for Smith, Bell & Co., in Cebu, and the end of the journal finds him in Tacloban, on the way to Manila, and preparing to return to England. Rare journal, 19th century Philippine manuscript material is very uncommon, particularly in English. Sample Quotations ¿¿ I am to have everything found & £60 p.a. & if the profits exceed my salary at the rate of 10% I am to have 5% of the excess¿¿ They leave the London docks aboard the Braemar Castle, on November 22, 1876 and reach Penang on January 1, 1877, and Singapore two days later, from whence they embark for Manila on the 20th (fare $ 80.00 each). At Manila they put up at Lala¿s Hotel ($ 2. per diem) while making necessary arrangements with Consul, hiring interpreter, cook etc., and by the 29th leave for San Mateo in 3 small gigs (¿very rough road¿). Then Everett¿s adventure begins in earnest: ¿4/1/77 In five days we have obtained over fifty specimens the value of which we reckon is abt £17. We are two or three miles from the mountains but there is some very good shooting in the fields and alongside the little streams they are edged chiefly with clumps of bamboo. The water buffaloes are rather a bother they do not like white men, tho¿ they are as tame as can be with the natives there are often a couple of hundred of them in the rice fields we have to navigate so as not to come within fifty yards of them in crossing this takes a long time very often & takes up time that ought to be spent shooting. I manage to kill about one bird in two shots this is better than I expected to be able to do at first¿ My Spanish is very much behind hand I must work it up. We have an interpreter (at $ 12 per month) & a cook at $ 6 per month) I can glean a good deal from them. We have decided to collect a few butterflies here tho they are common I hope to begin tomorrow¿ We shall want more stores & ammunition soon. Alf went to Manila on the 8th for stores ¿ brought back powder & shot¿ we were out shooting when they arrived & I came in wet up to my hips having been in the water to fetch a bird Alf shot a hawk¿ A has engaged another interpreter Pedro by name he was with the last English consul for a time¿ We have got now 168 skins & 61 species we value them at £42 & our expenses from the time we left Manila to the time we got back there at £50 We also reckon that we have money e [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Hunting of The Snark

      Macmillan, UK 1876 - 1st Edition 1876. Illustrated by Henry Holiday. 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. Burns binders ticket on rear paste down. The book is very good and quite bright. Edges lightly rubbed. Contents good with darkened endpapers. Bookplate and small inscription. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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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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        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

      London: John B. Day, 1876. Quarto. 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 blackProvenance: 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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Nat DesMarais Rare Books, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1876 - Octavo. Original red cloth with border and cover design blocked in black and lettering in gilt, cream coated endpapers. Housed in a burgundy quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Extremities a little rubbed, spine very slightly darkened, shelf-wear to bottom corners of front board, superficial cracking to rear inner hinge but otherwise intact, text block solid, a very good copy, fresh and unrestored, scarce thus. Ownership inscription on front pastedown. First edition, published on 9 June, thus preceding the first American edition that appeared in mid-December by some six months. Twain chose to have the book published first in London to ensure copyright and perhaps also because he was more highly esteemed in Britain than at home. Oxford conferred an honorary doctorate on Twain in 1907, three years before his death, an honour grander than any he ever received in America. BAL 3367. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Madox-Brown, Oliver] The Dwale Bluth, Hebditvh's Legacy

      Tinsley Brothers, London 1876 - Two volumes. Three-quarter 19th Century calf, marbled boards. Edited by William M. Rossetti and F. Hueffer. With a Memoir and Two Portraits. From Wolff, "The "death at nineteen of this brilliantly versatile and precocious artist and novelist, son of Ford Madox Brown, and brother-in- law of William Michael Rossetti and Francis Hueffer, deeply distressed the boy's father and all the brethren of the pre-Raphaelite movement. Both his books are rare." WOLFF 880 Corners bumped, very good [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Die deutsche Kaiserstadt nebst Potsdam und Charlottenburg mit ihren schönsten Bauwerken und hervorragendsten Monumenten. Eine malerische Wanderung in Buch und Bild für Einheimische und Fremde. (Titel des gestochenen Titelblatts: Berlin - die deutsche Kaiserstadt nebst Potsdam und Charlottenburg in photographisch treuen Stahlstichen. Mit historisch topographischem Text).

      37,2 x 29,5 cm. 418 S. Mit gest. Titelblatt mit Ansichtsvignette und 47 Stahlstichansichten. Gold- u. schwarzgepr. OLn. (etw. berieben u. best., Gelenke mit kl. Beschädigungen). Berlin-Bibl. S. 53 (Erstausgabe 1876).- Zweite Auflage der Prachtausgabe. Mit einer Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau und Ansichten vom Schloss, Museum, Alexanderplatz, Nationalgalerie, Universität, Bauschule, Schloßbrücke, Brandenburger Tor, Gendarmenmarkt, Opernhaus, Reichstag u.a. Aus der "Umgebung": Charlottenburg, Tegel, Glienicke, Potsdam (6) und Sanssouci (2).- Vorsätze papierbedingt gebräunt u. mit kl.Fehlstelle. Titelblatt etwas geknittert, vereinzelt minimal braunfleckig. Insgesamt noch gut erhalten.

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        Saint-Girons. Une Campagne administrative dans les Pyrénées. Nice, 15 mars 1876. *** Les Fleurettes. Paris, juin 1882 *** Dans les Bois. Cestas, 17 octobre 1882. *** A propos d'Alfred de Musset. Souvenirs très âgés. Cestas, octobre 1884. *** Le Joli Sentier. Clagny, juillet 1885. *** L'Infini. 2 juin 1887. *** Sur l'Amour. Cestas, octobre 1888.

      - Nice, Paris, Cestas, Clagny, 1876-1888. 8 livrets in-8, de 8 ou 16 pp., brochés, en bel état général (1er livret taché), sous chemise demi-chagrin bleu nuit et étui (bords de l'étui un peu frottés). Ensemble de 8 rares plaquettes de poésies du Baron Haussmann. Tirage sur papier Japon. * 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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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876 - Square octavo. Original blue vertically-ribbed cloth decoratively stamped in black and gilt and lettered in gilt and blind on front cover and spine, back cover decoratively stamped in black with publisher's device stamped in black in the centre, buff endpapers. Housed in a custom blue quarter-morocco solander box. A little expert restoration to spine ends, only very mild rubbing, spine a bit dulled, front board gilt bright, internally clean with just a little foxing. An excellent copy in bright cloth. Wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous wood-engraved text illustrations by True Williams and others. Rare first American edition, first printing, first state, of one of the universally recognized masterpieces of American literature, Twain's irrepressible and unforgettable "true boy's book". The first novel Mark Twain wrote without a co-author, Tom Sawyer is also his most clearly "autobiographical Enlivened by extraordinary and melodramatic events, it is otherwise a realistic depiction of the experiences, people and places that Mark Twain knew as a child" (Rasmussen, 459). Originally published in England (without illustrations), Tom Sawyer arrived at a momentous point in American history: Custer had recently lost the battle at Little Big Horn and America was celebrating its centennial. "Publication of Tom Sawyer was little noticed The book has, however, proved to be one of the most durable works in American literature. By the time of Twain's death, it was his top-selling book. It has been in print continuously since 1876, and has outsold all other Mark Twain works" (Rasmussen, 459). "This was a true boy's book, and surviving copies are proof of how rough little boys can be on books" (MacDonnell, 40). First printing, first state (with "THE" on half title in 10-point rather than 14-point type), peach endpapers, printed on wove paper, preliminary matter paginated [I]-XVI and front and rear triple flyleaves of laid paper. BAL 3369. Johnson, 27-30. MacDonnell, 39-40. MacBride, 40. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        From the Earth to the Moon

      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

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        I RACCONTI DELLE FATE VOLTATI IN ITALIANO DA CARLO COLLODI - PRIMA EDIZIONE - 1876

      Felice Paggi, Firenze 1876. In 8o, pp. 304, mz. tela, antiporta illustrata + 5 tavv. incise f.t. Molto raro. Asportazione di parte superiore del frontespizio (1 cm. per tutta la lunghezza della pagina, probabilmente per eliminare firma ex-libris), minimissime fioriture, restauro d'epoca a strappetto alla pag. 251, timbretto di collezione al frontespizio. Manca la pagina di indice e (forse?) l'occhietto (19017/CARLO COLLODI - CHARLES PERRAULT - JEANNE MARIE LEPRINCE DE BEAUMONT - MARIE-CATHERINE D'AULNOY)

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        Fru Marie Grubbe. Interieurer fra det syttende Aarhundrede.

      1876 1876 - Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Gyldendalske Boghandel 1876. [2] + 338 s. Let bruneret eksemplar indbundet i lidt kedeligt, let restaureret halvlæder, indlagt i smuk nyere bogæske med blindtryk på skindryggen. * J.P. Jacobsens eget eksemplar med hans initialer på det blanke forsatsblad og formentlig indbundet af forfatteren selv. Eksemplaret har en række rettelser til teksten i Jacobsens egen hånd

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        TO THE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY [caption title]

      [Townsend, De.], 1876. Broadside, 9 x 7 inches. Some light creasing. Near fine. Tirade against the perceived disenfranchisement of the "poor white Democratic voter" in Delaware. Townsend rails against a proposed system to elect candidates for the Legislature and Levy Court by delegates, as opposed to an open election by individual ballot. He writes: "It is a damning insult to poor white Democratic voters to be opposed in this underhand manner by men who seek to lead the Democratic party for their selfish interests....The white Republicans allow the Negroes in their party to help nominate by an equal vote by ballot, and we, the white Democrats, who claim to be the descendants of Jefferson and Jackson, debar and refuse even-handed political rights and justice to the white Democratic masses." Samuel Townsend (1812-81) was a vigorous and interesting force in Delaware politics. "In this respect historians have portrayed him original, aggressive, and public spirited, as well as a 'cross for some Democrats to bear.' Samuel was outspoken and opinionated, submitting frequent editorials to Delaware newspapers and publishing political broadsides. He attended numerous state Democratic conventions and was a delegate to the national conventions in 1848 and 1852. In 1860, he was a key player in the controversy surrounding Delaware's delegation to the national convention in Charleston and Baltimore. Throughout the Civil War he was an avid supporter of the Union cause, but did not advocate the emancipation of slaves. During Reconstruction, Samuel helped found Delaware's White Man's Party, which fought to have the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments repealed. Samuel Townsend remained active in politics and business until shortly before his death on 5 December 1881. He was buried in the Friends Cemetery in Odessa, several miles north of Townsend, Delaware, which bears his name" - Townsend Family Papers. OCLC locates only one copy, at the American Antiquarian Society. Rare. OCLC 316965116. University of Delaware, Townsend Family Papers (online).

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        The Bar-Tender's [Bartenders] Guide; or, How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks

      Dick and Fitzgerald, Publishers New York (1876) - First Separate and Revised Edition. Original rust red cloth, black decoration and print at front cover and spine, small octavo, 107 pages plus ads. Full title continues: "Containing Clear and Reliable Directions For Mixing All The Beverages Used In The United States, Together With The Most Popular British, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish Recipes; Embracing Punches, Juleps, Cobblers, Etc., Etc., In Endless Variety. By Jerry Thomas, Formerly Principal Bar-Tender at the Metropolitan Hotel, New York, and the Planters' House, St. Louis." Jerry Thomas and publishers Dick & Fitzgerald introduced the first cocktail mixing guide in America in 1864 bound with Schultz' Manual for the Manufacture of Cordials which is dropped for this edition. This second edition is the first time that the 'Tom Collins' drink makes an appearance in print. A seminal work of American bar tending. A firmly bound nearly Very Good copy, general soiling to covers, centimeter long tear and minor cloth loss at upper front spine edge, a number of dog-eared pages and light stains throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Journal Describing the Events of an 18 month Sojourn in the Philippines, while Shooting Birds for Collectors in England, 1876-1878

      octavo, entries closely written on 123 pages, plus blanks, bound in contemporary black boards, somewhat rubbed and scuffed, entries in very good, clean and legible condition.F. Everett is engaged in the enterprise of collecting bird specimens in the Philippines by his brother Alfred (Alf). Everett is a young man, not yet "of age" who hopes not only to earn money, but also to build his self confidence in the enterprise. Everett gives detailed descriptions of the country and the various small towns and jungle villages he visits, the work of shooting and skinning birds and the hardships which become more apparent as time goes on and which include the somewhat perilous voyages between islands. Everett and his brother Alf find it difficult in maintaining the schedule required to maintain a profit, and Everett himself is constantly assailed by feelings of his own inadequacy. Fever, ague, dysentery are not uncommon, and extreme discomfort is ever present. Alf is constantly laid up with fever and the writer is frequently attacked by ague, small wonder, as he is frequently up to his knees in water. From time to time they ship consignments of bird skins and other specimens back to England. Everett describes the birds they shoot and skin, including birds of paradise, trojans, argus pheasants, hornbills, hawks, eagles cockatoos, etc. Everett records the financial difficulties and worries of making the expedition pay, his own gnawing self-doubts, and in short presents a vivid picture of a most unusual experience. Eventually, disillusioned, he signs an agreement to work for 6 months for Smith, Bell & Co., in Cebu, and the end of the journal finds him in Tacloban, on the way to Manila, and preparing to return to England. Rare journal, 19th century Philippine manuscript material is very uncommon, particularly in English.Sample Quotations"… I am to have everything found & £60 p.a. & if the profits exceed my salary at the rate of 10% I am to have 5% of the excess…" They leave the London docks aboard the Braemar Castle, on November 22, 1876 and reach Penang on January 1, 1877, and Singapore two days later, from whence they embark for Manila on the 20th (fare $ 80.00 each). At Manila they put up at Lala's Hotel ($ 2. per diem) while making necessary arrangements with Consul, hiring interpreter, cook etc., and by the 29th leave for San Mateo in 3 small gigs ("very rough road").Then Everett's adventure begins in earnest:"4/1/77 In five days we have obtained over fifty specimens the value of which we reckon is abt £17. We are two or three miles from the mountains but there is some very good shooting in the fields and alongside the little streams they are edged chiefly with clumps of bamboo. The water buffaloes are rather a bother they do not like white men, tho' they are as tame as can be with the natives there are often a couple of hundred of them in the rice fields we have to navigate so as not to come within fifty yards of them in crossing this takes a long time very often & takes up time that ought to be spent shooting. I manage to kill about one bird in two shots this is better than I expected to be able to do at first… My Spanish is very much behind hand I must work it up. We have an interpreter (at $ 12 per month) & a cook at $ 6 per month) I can glean a good deal from them. We have decided to collect a few butterflies here tho they are common I hope to begin tomorrow… We shall want more stores & ammunition soon. Alf went to Manila on the 8th for stores … brought back powder & shot… we were out shooting when they arrived & I came in wet up to my hips having been in the water to fetch a bird Alf shot a hawk… A has engaged another interpreter Pedro by name he was with the last English consul for a time… We have got now 168 skins & 61 species we value them at £42 & our expenses from the time we left Manila to the time we got back there at £50 We also reckon that we have money enough to take us down to Paraquas to Porta Princessa & Balabac & to last us for eight months in this time we shall likely send home three or four more collections.""15/3/77 … Our first collection goes home by the next ship worth about £70 contains 300 skins & abt 90 species has just covered expenses according to Alfs estimate. The last week at Malbran had to work single handed Alf had a bad rash on his face & thought it wisest to lie up for a week at M The day he left I began to get it & was too seedy to shoot the whole week. I managed to look to the skinning & with Pedro's help got through over fifty birds including seven hawks & two Hornbills. Alf values my week at £17 which is the best we had although I only got two new species. I am now getting more accustomed to the multitude of novel sights, scenes & mode of living, people, etc, etc & in consequence my memory is becoming clearer … For this reason I want to stick to collecting as I shall have most leisure thinking time to learn in. At present I do not know three hundred Spanish words correctly… but if Alf leaves me at Cebu for three months, I think he'll open his eyes when he comes back at present he thinks I have not the energy or the power to learn…""25th The "Sorsagon" did not leave Manila till the 17th, there was a ship on the bar at the mouth of the Pasig which blocked up the whole of the narrow exit. So we went back to Lala's for the night At eight o'clock on the 17th we were on board & soon after hauled off, getting clear of the river about nine. We had two priests on board they appeared to be very quiet men & pretty well informed although not of a high class… We passed the Island of Tablas close in, it appears to be well wooded & looks a good spot for collecting … The old jungle for miles round Cebu has been cleared some years ago, the hills are still quite bare of trees, nothing but coarse grass appears to thrive there now. Alf pitched upon some coal mines belonging to a Chinese mestizo in the old jungle near Campostela .. about ten miles from Cebu… A small steamer was going to Campostela,,, offered us a passage in her which we gladly accepted as well as an introduction to the proprietor, Isaac Con ai. Leaving Cebu soon after six on the 21st we arrived at Campostela & were put up by Isaac in an empty house of his for the day so next day fortified with a letter of introduction to his manager, Pedro, we set out to walk our traps & servants to follow in the coal wagons… It turned out to be more than eleven miles & pretty decent mountains to travel over… Yesterday collecting was begun & resulted in twelve birds being registered as secured. …""3 - 6-77 … We collected at the mines from the 24th of March to the 21st of April. Alf was down once with a sharp attack of Fever which lasted best part of a week… Collecting very hard work the country very hilly & very few birds to be got. There are no deer or Horn-bills this side of the Island. … We hired four more hands & got passports to Bohol intending to take only a few traps with us enough for a months stay … We left Cebu early Sunday morning .. we arrived at Batuan the seventh in the afternoon & put up at the Tribunal collected for a week till the Oriana returned from Cebu to take cargo up to Surigan got about 120 skins worth about £30 … While we were at B a report arrived that the governor of S was coming so we had to remove to another house. The country round is capital collecting ground being flat & covered with old jungle & a thin undergrowth as well, there are plenty Hornbills three or four sorts, we observed over sixty other species of which we obtained fifty. Alf wants to return there again to go up the river to the range of mountains that run like a backbone all along this strip of Mindanao. We are now at, or rather four miles from Surigan in a Nipal shantee belonging to Senor Castro a Tagalo he has lived here over forty years & owns a rice farm. …"12/ shooting 13th left Dinagat for Surigao in boat to get passports for Cebu going in boat to get more powder etc. Left Surigao 8 am took two Spaniards on board for Panaon engineers special Commission from Spain to examine the mines Arrived at South end of Panaon abt 5 slept in boat got as far as Massin in Leyte 16th anchored at south end of Mactan… 26th Sunday San Juan's day Fiesta again rained in the middle of the procession…Alf has been seedy ever since I arrived it is not fever, but everything he takes comes up again. While I was away he collected a large number of Beetles, twenty eight Lemurs, a few shells & birds. …""9th left for the coast of Leyte in the Cananero Panay she carries a fine swivel in her bows & two Falconets fastened to her bulwarks astern. The Comandante is learning English from Don Thomas Heighington a native of Bristol. He has been roughing it amongst these Islands for about eleven years & is now pulled to pieces by fever. Besides being pretty hard up. The Panay is nearly flat bottomed only draws four feet … The Commandante landed me at a small village called Timoliag some way from Siloan. I took a Banca & got as far as Maliebog by night & decided to go into the mountains instead of proceeding to Siloan as I had at first intended. 10th collected a few birds… 12th Left for the mountains with six men to carry my traps did not reach our destination till past six. A small nipal shantee in the middle of a large abaca plantation, dimensions are 18 ft x 12ft swarming with ants, neither tables nor chairs & anything but watertight, no grub to be got nearer than Maliebog. All the hills composed of coral… 21st Fine, men turned up from Amparo … Left for A at 1 o'clock arrived 4.30 walked part of the way barefoot & got nicely knocked about for my pains nothing but limestone splendid torrents forming & running in their channels crossed several small ones skirted along the edge of one large one, for over a couple of miles, sometimes up to our knees in water at others scrambling amongst the roots of trees & over great boulders, finally we crossed it where it was abt fifty yards wide, only four feet deep, yesterday it was ten feet at the same place Saw a number of large Horn bills & as soon as I arrived obtained a few splendid looking Benpresters. …""10th South Leyte There is a Casco going to Ubay from here when the weather permits I am arranging to go in her… 11th M is a little better this morning… I think my best plan will be to stick at Ubay if I can get there, till my money is all gone. It is the dry season there & I am told there are lots of Birds & especially Horn Bills there. Im sure I hope there are for Im not much above £23 in birds & Alf by my non appearance in Cebu will expect that I am doing up to 18/ per diem in birds alone.Alf is sure to have left Cebu before I get there. The next batch of collections is to be distpatched by the beginning of September, say a months time, I must make up £40 in Birds by that time.""… Masin is a large village of about 10,000 inhabitants. Hemp (abaca) & sugar the chief exports. Way to the back is a range of hills composed of Limestone. The village reaches from the beach to their base a distance of less than half a mile, at some points less. The hills are for the most part bare but some have little second growth on them, in the gorges & rifts may still be seen a little old jungle. Away in the more distant hills at their summits protruding from out of the old jungle with which these are covered are great masses of Limestone resembling in their structure & whitish appearance ancient turrets, castles &c … outside Masin stretches a reef bare at low water an entrance at the South side, this natural harbor although it is certainly very small & shallow still affords considerable shelter for small craft from the rollers that come thundering during the SW Monsoon. … The sea was too bad for us to fetch the landing at Cebu so we had to land two miles lower down. L walked to Cadell's… Alf is in Negros, Dumaguete. Arrived in Cebu 28th July having done nothing in Placer Left about 1st for D. advises me to go to Mactan till I hear from him. He is looking for a smash. If the Marquis does not advance we shall have to draw a Bill on our collection in September, which will be cutting off our hopes of cash in January. This is as near to a crash as will or can come just now. … Still we must have nearly £80 worth to send in the first week of September if we want to draw $ 200 I have only about £30 & cannot reckon on more than £5 in Mactan…""Cordova I left Cebu for Mactan (Cordova) 22s in the afternoon, found the Pueblo to consist of seven or possibly eight tumbledown nipah shanties no Casa Real so I invaded the Tenentes house & am stuck in a corner of the only room with a transparent curtain hung up as a "screen" Birds very wild & moulting, wind, thunder, rain in abundance… House contains squalling brats by the thousand old women dozens & is inundated with men – far the lowest type of Indians I have met with yet… My Rice tea etc will be out in three days more if Alf does not turn up soon I shall have to send to Cebu for more nothing is to be got here. My idea in the event of the Marquis failing is to discharge Pedro & Martin & keep only the cook Alf got in Surigao go to Leyte & the small islands close by at the North end, from thence Manila wards by short stages, forwarding the bulk of our things to Manila by steamer from Cebu & if necessary keeping our collection with us till we reach Manila & then draw a good big bill on them & clear outstanding bills…. it will be a great pity if we have to leave out Bohol it has never been visited yet & it is not likely Alf will be able to come down this way again…""17/9/77 Amparo I little thought when last I wrote that my next entry would be at Amparo again. Early on the morning of the 8th I got a note from Alf he had arrived from Dumaguete the afternoon before, as soon as I could get my passport signed I moved to Cebu… I found Alf busy packing skins, his birds etc value £50 or about that, my beetles he puts much higher than I did, so that my total is a little under £48. This collection went by the "Butuan" (14th consisted of three cases skins, skeletons, & shells & 1 (cased) cask of reptiles etc. Total value say £95 Alf drew a bill for £30 - $ 150 & we have another $ 100 left, we have discharged Martin & paid his passage to Manila $ 8, it is a good riddance…""28th Panaon San Francisco I moved here last Monday 24th leaving Amparo at Midday slept on the Banco off San Roque & arrived here 11 a.m. the 25th I went out in the evening & had six shots, one at a white headed hawk one at a large Leyte Hornbill & four at a Spilonis. This last did not even trouble itself to move to another tree when I fired. I thought after the first shot that it was too badly wounded to fly, but no, while loading for a fifth try it sailed off to another tree close bye & just after, three Hornbills flew into the same tree I had my sixth bang at one of them & of course missed…. I have observed about thirty species of birds myself & the natives report a good many mamalia as being common I have offered pretty good prices, so perhaps something will turn up soon. In one day good shooting I might easily knock up £5 … Here I am now within three weeks of being of age & not supporting myself in a bona fide manner, but still I have something to be satisfied about namely that I am earning Alf more than I used to do, I can collect & skin much better then when at Surigao… Secondly, I have gained much more confidence in my own abilities & should not now fear taking a berth in a first class house in Manila or any place for that matter… I have got nice little plan for work sketched out either for my returning home, or for my settling here. I may say it is a greater programme than I have ever dared to contemplate…""October 2nd San Francisco Shooting pretty well this morning, brought in Hypsepetes Shrike & Woodpecker ♀, lost the ♂ of this last from my button hole, whilst trying to get out of the jungle after failing to come up with some calls I had quite lost myself in some thick scrub growing in a regular swamp how I got into it I don't know, but I took a long while getting out again. I wounded two Baluds & missed twice … 3ed A little better work today had eleven shots killed seven & wounded four which got away ( 3 cockatoos & g shrike a Cagu brought in total to date £5. 12. 4 . … I shot a callo, wounded it the first shot, & then had four more before I could polish it off after all I had to kill it by hand when it fell, the big shot is not big enough to kill, & I have only a few slugs with me. I have brought my total up to £ 7 10.0 this is getting better but I ought in two more days to be up to £ 13. I do not observe many new species now, I have only recognized 33, but as yet I have done nothing with the small birds.""7th Sunday. Total up to £ 11.14.0. Skins 35 observed 40 species. I have enough paper, wool & no one shot for about another week… Yesterday I got two Callo in two shots one quite young. I have been much better the last few days & consequently shooting better… I am not over fond of this extreme isolation, not even my boy (Carlos) can understand half I say to him.""Talibon Bohol 28/ My first Sunday alone here. Alf left for Cebu last Thursday about 1 pm. We moved to Masin from Amparo on the 17th & took Banca to this on the 19th arriving here the 20th Saturday late in the afternoon (6 pm). Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday we all worked together & knocked up 53 skins the last twenty of which I skinned on Thursday. Since Alf has gone my shooting has been a little better & I have just kept up the 30/ average We stand thus for this month (up to yesterday night) 11 days 80 skins total value £ 16. 14.0, or 4/ in hand of this. … I expect the Banca back tomorrow night bringing stores for me from Cebu. I shall then make tracks for a pueblo in the mountains said to be in the old jungle close to a river if this is true I ought to get a lot there. I got the information from the Cura here who is a Spaniard & rather a decent individual. It is said also to be eight hours walk but that may mean anything, as we have learned by experience. This village (Talibon) is planted on the edge of a plain stretching far away inland to a low line of hills quite bare, except at one place a little to the right which has a sprinkling of trees left … There is a new church building a very large & handsome structure it will be when finished, that is if an earthquake does not tumble it over. The houses are built seperately & thickly surrounded with plaintains, a capital way of avoiding fires, & which makes the village look very pretty… I can get I think another weeks work out of this place I have observed 43 species, obtained 33 & paired 15. This two months ought to be a pretty comfortable time, that is if I can keep well in every way …""2/11/ Move to Danau tomorrow. The Banca returned from Cebu with traps 28th News – Marquis & Harry both sent cash two letters from Higgins second noting arrival of Cebu collection, first about Luzon lot, Marquis took £93 (more than we valued the entire collection at his prices are 6/ to the size of a thrush 10/ to that of a Bantam & 20/ for everything above. This leaves no doubt as to our making money though it is only a little. His Lordship was well pleased with this lot … & is publishing a pamphlet on it. … but as I am getting letters to the Tenente at Danau from the Cura & Capitan telling them to get me a House … I saw the people today at the conento with whom Semper lived in Ubay, they told me through the Cura that he was in Bojol two years, with his wife. He spent six months in the Hills & collected large quantities of everything, Birds, beetles animals &c &c, but did not shoot Birds because "they were useless from being struck by the shot." (Humbug.) I am to collect a lot of everything in the bird line even a series of the common ones, our former supply seems inadequate, in other words lots of skins value nil, but with the higher value for the Marquis I can make up my pound a day I dare say…""Danau 5/11/ Arrived here last night after a two day tramp at least 20 miles … This place is a real fraud the village the Cura said had 'bastante casas', which turns out to be under ten ( I can only see six or seven so far). … the latter is one small river with steep hills more or less cleared at the base, the nearest about two miles off a little second growth about nearly the same distance off. Tall grass all over the plain (about 3 to 4 feet) certainly there are a few stray trees about on the plain amongst the grass I have had a tramp round but have not seen anything worth mentioning. There are very few pathways & it is next to impossible to get anything in the grass… If the machados do not bring in anything I shall return to Talibon in a week…""18th Sunday Bohol … I have had bad feet & not been able to do much inland shooting but took a banca to some rocks in the strait & blazed away sitting I got in four days shooting 42 skins & threw away a number too badly hit to save. Very few fresh species as yet. It will be some days yet before I can put a shoe on, I have a deep cut on the sole of my left foot which is festering. Fungus sore of course… The Marquis makes 85 species in the Luzon lot, two quite new, & some twenty of special interest, but there are a few Luzon skins in the Cebu lot, enough I expect to bring his share up to £ 100. If this be so we are working at a paying rate, though nothing very grand, my poor work here will pull us back a bit… Talibon … My future is as yet however almost if not quite as unsettled, although I realise the fact that my life is destined for the Philippine Islands & I am gradually making up my mind to the unpleasant fact, that I must break for good and all with all the English ties that bind me …""Cebu January 1878 … I hope to go home in June or rather July there is no fear of my not working I have undertaken to skin birds for Oscar Berger at three reales each; I hope by this to realise fifteen dollars profit, I have bought all the instruments I shall require & have already skinned four. I want to get some birds too on Alfs account so as to knock down my debt to him a little & also a few for Cadell. 8th I have taken six dollars worth in the lottery that is drawn today, I think however I should do better if I saved the money but the temptation of getting perhaps 'a pile' is too great & one always hopes to pay expenses, the most I shall spend in the next six months is £ 6 after all it is no great sum. I have today dispatched my Bojol collection, I kept back twenty eight common skins all duplicates for Berger I shall get a few dollars out of them.""July 78 … Tacloban is a very quiet place on a round point of land hidden by cocoa nut trees there is very little to be seen from the sea but when on land it turns out to be a well planned village all the streets being at right angles to one another, there is a very good market place the governors house is little better than a ruin the church tall & barn like Nipal thatch. Some of the houses look well built. The Plaza is well laid out and surrounded with fine old trees. Today being 'Fiesta' as usual there is no work to be done, we have yet to load 1000 bales hemp for Manila, so that we may hope to get away Saturday morning & therefore should be in Manila Monday this is quite close enough as I have to cash cheques & buy a few things."

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        THE HAND OF ETHELBERTA.

      - A Comedy in Chapters. With eleven illustrations. In two volumes. Pp. viii+322+[2](advertisements)+viii+318+[2](advertisements), 11 plates (frontispiece with tissue guard both volumes); bound by Riviere & Son in red half morocco, the spines lettered and ruled in gilt compartments between raised bands, red cloth boards, slightly faded, edges lightly rubbed, spines lightly and uniformly faded; t.e.g., others uncut; the original red cloth of upper boards (lettered and decorated in gilt & black, soiled and lightly worn) laid in at end of both volumes, along with the original spine in Volume II; top fore-corner torn pp. 17/8 Volume II, a few leaves faintly creased, a little light foxing and soiling; Smith, Elder & Co., London, 1876. First edition. Purdy p. 20; Sadleir 1107. *Originally published in monthly instalments in the \i Cornhill Magazine from July 1875 to May 1876. The plates were designed by George Du Maurier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Journal Describing the Events of an 18 month Sojourn in the Philippines, while Shooting Birds for Collectors in England, 1876-1878

      octavo, entries closely written on 123 pages, plus blanks, bound in contemporary black boards, somewhat rubbed and scuffed, entries in very good, clean and legible condition. F. Everett is engaged in the enterprise of collecting bird specimens in the Philippines by his brother Alfred (Alf). Everett is a young man, not yet "of age" who hopes not only to earn money, but also to build his self confidence in the enterprise. Everett gives detailed descriptions of the country and the various small towns and jungle villages he visits, the work of shooting and skinning birds and the hardships which become more apparent as time goes on and which include the somewhat perilous voyages between islands. Everett and his brother Alf find it difficult in maintaining the schedule required to maintain a profit, and Everett himself is constantly assailed by feelings of his own inadequacy. Fever, ague, dysentery are not uncommon, and extreme discomfort is ever present. Alf is constantly laid up with fever and the writer is frequently attacked by ague, small wonder, as he is frequently up to his knees in water. From time to time they ship consignments of bird skins and other specimens back to England. Everett describes the birds they shoot and skin, including birds of paradise, trojans, argus pheasants, hornbills, hawks, eagles cockatoos, etc. Everett records the financial difficulties and worries of making the expedition pay, his own gnawing self-doubts, and in short presents a vivid picture of a most unusual experience. Eventually, disillusioned, he signs an agreement to work for 6 months for Smith, Bell & Co., in Cebu, and the end of the journal finds him in Tacloban, on the way to Manila, and preparing to return to England. Rare journal, 19th century Philippine manuscript material is very uncommon, particularly in English. Sample Quotations "... I am to have everything found & £60 p.a. & if the profits exceed my salary at the rate of 10% I am to have 5% of the excess..." They leave the London docks aboard the Braemar Castle, on November 22, 1876 and reach Penang on January 1, 1877, and Singapore two days later, from whence they embark for Manila on the 20th (fare $ 80.00 each). At Manila they put up at Lala's Hotel ($ 2. per diem) while making necessary arrangements with Consul, hiring interpreter, cook etc., and by the 29th leave for San Mateo in 3 small gigs ("very rough road"). Then Everett's adventure begins in earnest: "4/1/77 In five days we have obtained over fifty specimens the value of which we reckon is abt £17. We are two or three miles from the mountains but there is some very good shooting in the fields and alongside the little streams they are edged chiefly with clumps of bamboo. The water buffaloes are rather a bother they do not like white men, tho' they are as tame as can be with the natives there are often a couple of hundred of them in the rice fields we have to navigate so as not to come within fifty yards of them in crossing this takes a long time very often & takes up time that ought to be spent shooting. I manage to kill about one bird in two shots this is better than I expected to be able to do at first... My Spanish is very much behind hand I must work it up. We have an interpreter (at $ 12 per month) & a cook at $ 6 per month) I can glean a good deal from them. We have decided to collect a few butterflies here tho they are common I hope to begin tomorrow... We shall want more stores & ammunition soon. Alf went to Manila on the 8th for stores ... brought back powder & shot... we were out shooting when they arrived & I came in wet up to my hips having been in the water to fetch a bird Alf shot a hawk... A has engaged another interpreter Pedro by name he was with the last English consul for a time... We have got now 168 skins & 61 species we value them at £42 & our expenses from the time we left Manila to the time we got back there at £50 We also reckon that we have money enough to take us down to Paraquas to Porta Princessa & Balabac & to last us for eight months in this time we shall likely send home three or four more collections." "15/3/77 ... Our first collection goes home by the next ship worth about £70 contains 300 skins & abt 90 species has just covered expenses according to Alfs estimate. The last week at Malbran had to work single handed Alf had a bad rash on his face & thought it wisest to lie up for a week at M The day he left I began to get it & was too seedy to shoot the whole week. I managed to look to the skinning & with Pedro's help got through over fifty birds including seven hawks & two Hornbills. Alf values my week at £17 which is the best we had although I only got two new species. I am now getting more accustomed to the multitude of novel sights, scenes & mode of living, people, etc, etc & in consequence my memory is becoming clearer ... For this reason I want to stick to collecting as I shall have most leisure thinking time to learn in. At present I do not know three hundred Spanish words correctly... but if Alf leaves me at Cebu for three months, I think he'll open his eyes when he comes back at present he thinks I have not the energy or the power to learn..." "25th The "Sorsagon" did not leave Manila till the 17th, there was a ship on the bar at the mouth of the Pasig which blocked up the whole of the narrow exit. So we went back to Lala's for the night At eight o'clock on the 17th we were on board & soon after hauled off, getting clear of the river about nine. We had two priests on board they appeared to be very quiet men & pretty well informed although not of a high class... We passed the Island of Tablas close in, it appears to be well wooded & looks a good spot for collecting ... The old jungle for miles round Cebu has been cleared some years ago, the hills are still quite bare of trees, nothing but coarse grass appears to thrive there now. Alf pitched upon some coal mines belonging to a Chinese mestizo in the old jungle near Campostela .. about ten miles from Cebu... A small steamer was going to Campostela,,, offered us a passage in her which we gladly accepted as well as an introduction to the proprietor, Isaac Con ai. Leaving Cebu soon after six on the 21st we arrived at Campostela & were put up by Isaac in an empty house of his for the day so next day fortified with a letter of introduction to his manager, Pedro, we set out to walk our traps & servants to follow in the coal wagons... It turned out to be more than eleven miles & pretty decent mountains to travel over... Yesterday collecting was begun & resulted in twelve birds being registered as secured. ..." "3 - 6-77 ... We collected at the mines from the 24th of March to the 21st of April. Alf was down once with a sharp attack of Fever which lasted best part of a week... Collecting very hard work the country very hilly & very few birds to be got. There are no deer or Horn-bills this side of the Island. ... We hired four more hands & got passports to Bohol intending to take only a few traps with us enough for a months stay ... We left Cebu early Sunday morning .. we arrived at Batuan the seventh in the afternoon & put up at the Tribunal collected for a week till the Oriana returned from Cebu to take cargo up to Surigan got about 120 skins worth about £30 ... While we were at B a report arrived that the governor of S was coming so we had to remove to another house. The country round is capital collecting ground being flat & covered with old jungle & a thin undergrowth as well, there are plenty Hornbills three or four sorts, we observed over sixty other species of which we obtained fifty. Alf wants to return there again to go up the river to the range of mountains that run like a backbone all along this strip of Mindanao. We are now at, or rather four miles from Surigan in a Nipal shantee belonging to Senor Castro a Tagalo he has lived here over forty years & owns a rice farm. ..." 12/ shooting 13th left Dinagat for Surigao in boat to get passports for Cebu going in boat to get more powder etc. Left Surigao 8 am took two Spaniards on board for Panaon engineers special Commission from Spain to examine the mines Arrived at South end of Panaon abt 5 slept in boat got as far as Massin in Leyte 16th anchored at south end of Mactan... 26th Sunday San Juan's day Fiesta again rained in the middle of the procession...Alf has been seedy ever since I arrived it is not fever, but everything he takes comes up again. While I was away he collected a large number of Beetles, twenty eight Lemurs, a few shells & birds. ..." "9th left for the coast of Leyte in the Cananero Panay she carries a fine swivel in her bows & two Falconets fastened to her bulwarks astern. The Comandante is learning English from Don Thomas Heighington a native of Bristol. He has been roughing it amongst these Islands for about eleven years & is now pulled to pieces by fever. Besides being pretty hard up. The Panay is nearly flat bottomed only draws four feet ... The Commandante landed me at a small village called Timoliag some way from Siloan. I took a Banca & got as far as Maliebog by night & decided to go into the mountains instead of proceeding to Siloan as I had at first intended. 10th collected a few birds... 12th Left for the mountains with six men to carry my traps did not reach our destination till past six. A small nipal shantee in the middle of a large abaca plantation, dimensions are 18 ft x 12ft swarming with ants, neither tables nor chairs & anything but watertight, no grub to be got nearer than Maliebog. All the hills composed of coral... 21st Fine, men turned up from Amparo ... Left for A at 1 o'clock arrived 4.30 walked part of the way barefoot & got nicely knocked about for my pains nothing but limestone splendid torrents forming & running in their channels crossed several small ones skirted along the edge of one large one, for over a couple of miles, sometimes up to our knees in water at others scrambling amongst the roots of trees & over great boulders, finally we crossed it where it was abt fifty yards wide, only four feet deep, yesterday it was ten feet at the same place Saw a number of large Horn bills & as soon as I arrived obtained a few splendid looking Benpresters. ..." "10th South Leyte There is a Casco going to Ubay from here when the weather permits I am arranging to go in her... 11th M is a little better this morning... I think my best plan will be to stick at Ubay if I can get there, till my money is all gone. It is the dry season there & I am told there are lots of Birds & especially Horn Bills there. Im sure I hope there are for Im not much above £23 in birds & Alf by my non appearance in Cebu will expect that I am doing up to 18/ per diem in birds alone. Alf is sure to have left Cebu before I get there. The next batch of collections is to be distpatched by the beginning of September, say a months time, I must make up £40 in Birds by that time." "... Masin is a large village of about 10,000 inhabitants. Hemp (abaca) & sugar the chief exports. Way to the back is a range of hills composed of Limestone. The village reaches from the beach to their base a distance of less than half a mile, at some points less. The hills are for the most part bare but some have little second growth on them, in the gorges & rifts may still be seen a little old jungle. Away in the more distant hills at their summits protruding from out of the old jungle with which these are covered are great masses of Limestone resembling in their structure & whitish appearance ancient turrets, castles &c ... outside Masin stretches a reef bare at low water an entrance at the South side, this natural harbor although it is certainly very small & shallow still affords considerable shelter for small craft from the rollers that come thundering during the SW Monsoon. ... The sea was too bad for us to fetch the landing at Cebu so we had to land two miles lower down. L walked to Cadell's... Alf is in Negros, Dumaguete. Arrived in Cebu 28th July having done nothing in Placer Left about 1st for D. advises me to go to Mactan till I hear from him. He is looking for a smash. If the Marquis does not advance we shall have to draw a Bill on our collection in September, which will be cutting off our hopes of cash in January. This is as near to a crash as will or can come just now. ... Still we must have nearly £80 worth to send in the first week of September if we want to draw $ 200 I have only about £30 & cannot reckon on more than £5 in Mactan..." "Cordova I left Cebu for Mactan (Cordova) 22s in the afternoon, found the Pueblo to consist of seven or possibly eight tumbledown nipah shanties no Casa Real so I invaded the Tenentes house & am stuck in a corner of the only room with a transparent curtain hung up as a "screen" Birds very wild & moulting, wind, thunder, rain in abundance... House contains squalling brats by the thousand old women dozens & is inundated with men - far the lowest type of Indians I have met with yet... My Rice tea etc will be out in three days more if Alf does not turn up soon I shall have to send to Cebu for more nothing is to be got here. My idea in the event of the Marquis failing is to discharge Pedro & Martin & keep only the cook Alf got in Surigao go to Leyte & the small islands close by at the North end, from thence Manila wards by short stages, forwarding the bulk of our things to Manila by steamer from Cebu & if necessary keeping our collection with us till we reach Manila & then draw a good big bill on them & clear outstanding bills.... it will be a great pity if we have to leave out Bohol it has never been visited yet & it is not likely Alf will be able to come down this way again..." "17/9/77 Amparo I little thought when last I wrote that my next entry would be at Amparo again. Early on the morning of the 8th I got a note from Alf he had arrived from Dumaguete the afternoon before, as soon as I could get my passport signed I moved to Cebu... I found Alf busy packing skins, his birds etc value £50 or about that, my beetles he puts much higher than I did, so that my total is a little under £48. This collection went by the "Butuan" (14th consisted of three cases skins, skeletons, & shells & 1 (cased) cask of reptiles etc. Total value say £95 Alf drew a bill for £30 - $ 150 & we have another $ 100 left, we have discharged Martin & paid his passage to Manila $ 8, it is a good riddance..." "28th Panaon San Francisco I moved here last Monday 24th leaving Amparo at Midday slept on the Banco off San Roque & arrived here 11 a.m. the 25th I went out in the evening & had six shots, one at a white headed hawk one at a large Leyte Hornbill & four at a Spilonis. This last did not even trouble itself to move to another tree when I fired. I thought after the first shot that it was too badly wounded to fly, but no, while loading for a fifth try it sailed off to another tree close bye & just after, three Hornbills flew into the same tree I had my sixth bang at one of them & of course missed.... I have observed about thirty species of birds myself & the natives report a good many mamalia as being common I have offered pretty good prices, so perhaps something will turn up soon. In one day good shooting I might easily knock up £5 ... Here I am now within three weeks of being of age & not supporting myself in a bona fide manner, but still I have something to be satisfied about namely that I am earning Alf more than I used to do, I can collect & skin much better then when at Surigao... Secondly, I have gained much more confidence in my own abilities & should not now fear taking a berth in a first class house in Manila or any place for that matter... I have got nice little plan for work sketched out either for my returning home, or for my settling here. I may say it is a greater programme than I have ever dared to contemplate..." "October 2nd San Francisco Shooting pretty well this morning, brought in Hypsepetes Shrike & Woodpecker ♀, lost the ♂ of this last from my button hole, whilst trying to get out of the jungle after failing to come up with some calls I had quite lost myself in some thick scrub growing in a regular swamp how I got into it I don't know, but I took a long while getting out again. I wounded two Baluds & missed twice ... 3ed A little better work today had eleven shots killed seven & wounded four which got away ( 3 cockatoos & g shrike a Cagu brought in total to date £5. 12. 4 . ... I shot a callo, wounded it the first shot, & then had four more before I could polish it off after all I had to kill it by hand when it fell, the big shot is not big enough to kill, & I have only a few slugs with me. I have brought my total up to £ 7 10.0 this is getting better but I ought in two more days to be up to £ 13. I do not observe many new species now, I have only recognized 33, but as yet I have done nothing with the small birds." "7th Sunday. Total up to £ 11.14.0. Skins 35 observed 40 species. I have enough paper, wool & no one shot for about another week... Yesterday I got two Callo in two shots one quite young. I have been much better the last few days & consequently shooting better... I am not over fond of this extreme isolation, not even my boy (Carlos) can understand half I say to him." "Talibon Bohol 28/ My first Sunday alone here. Alf left for Cebu last Thursday about 1 pm. We moved to Masin from Amparo on the 17th & took Banca to this on the 19th arriving here the 20th Saturday late in the afternoon (6 pm). Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday we all worked together & knocked up 53 skins the last twenty of which I skinned on Thursday. Since Alf has gone my shooting has been a little better & I have just kept up the 30/ average We stand thus for this month (up to yesterday night) 11 days 80 skins total value £ 16. 14.0, or 4/ in hand of this. ... I expect the Banca back tomorrow night bringing stores for me from Cebu. I shall then make tracks for a pueblo in the mountains said to be in the old jungle close to a river if this is true I ought to get a lot there. I got the information from the Cura here who is a Spaniard & rather a decent individual. It is said also to be eight hours walk but that may mean anything, as we have learned by experience. This village (Talibon) is planted on the edge of a plain stretching far away inland to a low line of hills quite bare, except at one place a little to the right which has a sprinkling of trees left ... There is a new church building a very large & handsome structure it will be when finished, that is if an earthquake does not tumble it over. The houses are built seperately & thickly surrounded with plaintains, a capital way of avoiding fires, & which makes the village look very pretty... I can get I think another weeks work out of this place I have observed 43 species, obtained 33 & paired 15. This two months ought to be a pretty comfortable time, that is if I can keep well in every way ..." "2/11/ Move to Danau tomorrow. The Banca returned from Cebu with traps 28th News - Marquis & Harry both sent cash two letters from Higgins second noting arrival of Cebu collection, first about Luzon lot, Marquis took £93 (more than we valued the entire collection at his prices are 6/ to the size of a thrush 10/ to that of a Bantam & 20/ for everything above. This leaves no doubt as to our making money though it is only a little. His Lordship was well pleased with this lot ... & is publishing a pamphlet on it. ... but as I am getting letters to the Tenente at Danau from the Cura & Capitan telling them to get me a House ... I saw the people today at the conento with whom Semper lived in Ubay, they told me through the Cura that he was in Bojol two years, with his wife. He spent six months in the Hills & collected large quantities of everything, Birds, beetles animals &c &c, but did not shoot Birds because "they were useless from being struck by the shot." (Humbug.) I am to collect a lot of everything in the bird line even a series of the common ones, our former supply seems inadequate, in other words lots of skins value nil, but with the higher value for the Marquis I can make up my pound a day I dare say..." "Danau 5/11/ Arrived here last night after a two day tramp at least 20 miles ... This place is a real fraud the village the Cura said had 'bastante casas', which turns out to be under ten ( I can only see six or seven so far). ... the latter is one small river with steep hills more or less cleared at the base, the nearest about two miles off a little second growth about nearly the same distance off. Tall grass all over the plain (about 3 to 4 feet) certainly there are a few stray trees about on the plain amongst the grass I have had a tramp round but have not seen anything worth mentioning. There are very few pathways & it is next to impossible to get anything in the grass... If the machados do not bring in anything I shall return to Talibon in a week..." "18th Sunday Bohol ... I have had bad feet & not been able to do much inland shooting but took a banca to some rocks in the strait & blazed away sitting I got in four days shooting 42 skins & threw away a number too badly hit to save. Very few fresh species as yet. It will be some days yet before I can put a shoe on, I have a deep cut on the sole of my left foot which is festering. Fungus sore of course... The Marquis makes 85 species in the Luzon lot, two quite new, & some twenty of special interest, but there are a few Luzon skins in the Cebu lot, enough I expect to bring his share up to £ 100. If this be so we are working at a paying rate, though nothing very grand, my poor work here will pull us back a bit... Talibon ... My future is as yet however almost if not quite as unsettled, although I realise the fact that my life is destined for the Philippine Islands & I am gradually making up my mind to the unpleasant fact, that I must break for good and all with all the English ties that bind me ..." "Cebu January 1878 ... I hope to go home in June or rather July there is no fear of my not working I have undertaken to skin birds for Oscar Berger at three reales each; I hope by this to realise fifteen dollars profit, I have bought all the instruments I shall require & have already skinned four. I want to get some birds too on Alfs account so as to knock down my debt to him a little & also a few for Cadell. 8th I have taken six dollars worth in the lottery that is drawn today, I think however I should do better if I saved the money but the temptation of getting perhaps 'a pile' is too great & one always hopes to pay expenses, the most I shall spend in the next six months is £ 6 after all it is no great sum. I have today dispatched my Bojol collection, I kept back twenty eight common skins all duplicates for Berger I shall get a few dollars out of them." "July 78 ... Tacloban is a very quiet place on a round point of land hidden by cocoa nut trees there is very little to be seen from the sea but when on land it turns out to be a well planned village all the streets being at right angles to one another, there is a very good market place the governors house is little better than a ruin the church tall & barn like Nipal thatch. Some of the houses look well built. The Plaza is well laid out and surrounded with fine old trees. Today being 'Fiesta' as usual there is no work to be done, we have yet to load 1000 bales hemp for Manila, so that we may hope to get away Saturday morning & therefore should be in Manila Monday this is quite close enough as I have to cash cheques & buy a few things."

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        [Madox-Brown, Oliver] The Dwale Bluth, Hebditvh's Legacy

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1876. First edition. Two volumes. Three-quarter 19th Century calf, marbled boards. Edited by William M. Rossetti and F. Hueffer. With a Memoir and Two Portraits. From Wolff, "The "death at nineteen of this brilliantly versatile and precocious artist and novelist, son of Ford Madox Brown, and brother-in- law of William Michael Rossetti and Francis Hueffer, deeply distressed the boy's father and all the brethren of the pre-Raphaelite movement. Both his books are rare." WOLFF 880 Corners bumped,, very good

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        Declaration of Independence Centennial Memorial Broadside.

      James D. McBride, Printed by the Colombian Publishing Company, New York 1876 - Rare Centennial Memorial facsimile broadside of the Declaration of Independence. In near fine condition. The document measures 14 inches by 17 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 23 inches. An excellent example. On the 100th anniversary of the signing of The Declaration of Independence, James McBride printed this detailed broadside. The broadside is decorated with a lovely engraved border featuring ribbons and stars and an elaborate header that depicts a bald eagle flanked by six American flags and is verified with the Department of the Interior's engraved seal and the Secretary's engraved signature. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1876 - 1876 Wisden : Rebound without Covers,

      1876. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1876 : Rebound without Covers. This Wisden is bound in very elegantly bound with Russell Bencraft (Chairman of Hants CC) bookplate to the rebound page, this book is in excellent condition, very clean inside and hardly a mark to point out.

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