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        ON THE INFLUENCE OF GEOLOGICAL CHANGES ON THE EARTH'S AXIS OF ROTATION together with ON THE PRECISION OF A VISCOUS SPHEROID, AND THE REMOTE HISTORY OF THE EARTH and PROBLEMS CONNECTED WITH THE TIDES OF A VISCOUS SPHEROID and ON the BODILY TIDES of VISCOUS and SEMI-ELASTIC SPHEROIDS, and on the OCEAN TIDES UPON a YIELDING NUCLEUS and on the SECULAR CHANGES in the ELEMENTS of the ORBIT of a SATELLITE REVOLVING about a TIDALLY DISTORTED PLANET

      London: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1876-1890. First Edition. Hardcover. Also includes ON THE TIDAL FRICTION OF A PLANET ATTENDED BY SEVERAL SATELLITES, AND ON THE EVOLUTION OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM and ON FIGURES OF EQUILIBRIUM OF ROTATING MASSES OF FLUID and ON THE MECHANICAL CONDITIONS OF A SWARM OF METEORITES, AND ON THEORIES OF COSMOGONY and ON TIDAL PREDICTION; Full leather four raised spine cords, rubs at high points, hinge papers cracked - book tight ; Numerous plates and charts .

      [Bookseller: Gravelly Run Antiquarians]
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        Palestine and Syria. Handbook for travellers.

      Kark Baedeker, Leipsic 1876 - Small 8vo. Pp, xvi, 610. 19 maps, 43 plans, a panorama of Jerusalem and 10 views. Original cloth-backed boards. Marbled edges. Spine considerably faded and with a very little wear at top of spine. A nick in the cloth at the lower edge of the front cover. From the library of Tarradale House with bookplate (and cancellation stamp) on front paste-down endpaper. An excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        The Inner Life of Syria, Palestine, and the Holy Land. From My Private Journal, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES]

      London, King, 1876.. Two volumes. Octavo. Pp. x, 376; 340, 32 publisher's catalogue. Each volume with a mounted original albumen print as a portrait frontispieces. A chromolithograph plate to each volume, and a large folding map, lithographed in colour, to volume I. Hardcover, uniformly bound in the original publisher's dark brown cloth, half crescent and a star blind embossed on each upper cover, spines gilt, dyed shelf number to foot, spines broken, detached, this of volume II only partly. A very good set in about fine interior. ~ Second edition, first published a year earlier. Noted classicist Dr. Henriëtte Boas' copy, with her bookplate to each volume. Original albumen prints in books are not common. Invented by Louis Désiré Blanquart-Évrard in 1850, the process involved plain paper coated with a layer of egg-white sensitised with silver nitrate before exposure.

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

      London: Samuel Tinsley,, 1876. Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine, decorative panel in black to both boards, pale cream endpapers. A little rubbed, endpapers slightly discoloured, text mildly toned, a very good copy. First edition. Extremely uncommon. "An interesting work combining travel, observation and big game hunting. Near the Sittang River in Burma, the author hunted numerous tigers, including an episode of tiger shooting related by his companion Captain Lacy. Near the River Thungyen, an elephant was bagged, with additional notes on hunting leopard, deer, and other game in the area. Buffalo, rhino, and more tiger were collected on the River Menaum. While in Malaya he hunted elephant, deer, and antelope" (Czech). John Bradley is thought to have been a pseudonym, the book being variously attributed to James Anthony Lawson, or to Captain John A. Lawson, who was the author of Wanderings in the Interior of New Guinea, published the previous year.

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        Gilmory

      London: Samuel Tinsley, 1876. - An Independent Woman Against A Variety of AdversariesALLEN, Phoebe. Gilmory: A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Samuel Tinsley, 1876.First edition of the author’s first novel. Three octavo volumes (7 3/8 x 4 15/16 inches; 188 x 125 mm.). [2], 258; [2], 248; [2], 263, [1, printer’s imprint] pp. With the 16 pp. publisher’s catalogue, dated September, 1877, and the [8] pp. publisher’s advertisements, dated August 20th, 1877, at the end of Volume I. No half-titles called for. Decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces.Original terra cotta pebble-grain cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spines lettered in gilt. Original cream-colored endpapers. Minor rubbing to corners and spine extremities, small dark stain to spine of Volume I, a few additional light spots to covers, minor blistering to endpapers. Short tear to outer blank margin of P2 (pp. 211/212) in Volume I and to O7 and O8 (pp. 205/206) in Volume III, small piece torn from upper blank margin of R3 (pp. 245/256) in Volume III, due to poor opening, a few additional leaves poorly opened. Slight browning to first and last leaf in each volume, occasional light foxing. Small bookseller’s ticket on front pastedown of each volume: "G.A. Poynder, Second-Hand Bookshop, Next to General Post Office, Reading." Previous owner’s ink signature (Arthur J. Nash) on front free endpaper of each volume. A very good copy of this very scarce book. NUC locates only one copy (Illinois), OCLC locates only one copy (Cornell), and KVK locates three copies (British Library, Cambridge, and National Library of Scotland).Set in the eighteenth-century, the heroine, Gilmory Anstruther, is an appealing independent woman, who stands her ground firmly against a variety of adversaries. Mystery surrounds her birth, but hints are dropped that her father is an aristocrat. Her romance with the local miller's son enrages her scheming grandfather, who produces his own suitor for her hand. This is no less than Bonnie Prince Charlie, whose campaign the old miser has secretly been funding in exchange for his granddaughter's royal marriage. The Young Pretender turns out, however, to be an impostor, a notorious highwayman who has cheated the old man out of his gold. Gilmory's father is revealed to be the Duke of Gilmory, and she and the miller's son are united after a dramatic deathbed scene in which her grandfather begs forgiveness. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Window; or, the Loves of the Wrens MDCCCLXVI [drop title]

      [London: Herne Shepherd, c. 1876] - According to Wise, this pirated edition was published by Herne Shepherd and appeared before the first published edition. It is based on the text, some of which was later suppressed, of the privately printed folio edition of 1876 (" . this pamphlet is therefore of much interest"-Wise) Pirated edition. 12mo. 16 pp. Stitched and unopened. Custom cloth chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. Wise III, 2; OCLC 24323879 (locating one copy, UVA) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ADRESSBUCH DES SAALFELDER KREISES VON 1876.- und verschiedener angrenzender Ortschaften.

      Saalfeld (Riese), 1876.. IV, 257, 55 S. OHLn. Einband leicht angeschmutzt, Rückdeckel mit Knickspur, insgesamt sehr gut erhalten.. Von musealer Seltenheit.

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        Mort de Pepe Illo - 3rd composition] Plate F of Loizelet edition of "Tauromaquia"

      E. Loizelet, [Paris 1876 - An inimitable and intense Goya tableau depicting the death of a matador La Tauromaquia , Goya's magnificent series on bullfighting has a different emotional tone than the etchings of the horrors of war, the satires on human stupidites, vanities and fantasies because it is only a kind of registering without judgement of the ways of nature. There is nothing to deplore or regret or reform, there is only a dark fascination with the raw facts of life and death. In this plate, his third effort to show the death of the toreador Jose Delgado Guerra, known as Pepe Hillo, in 1801, Goya uses degrees of murkiness and a flash of light to create the sense of sudden shock, a freeze frame in which the impossible seems to have happened. The very popular matador is swung into the air on the horns of the bull, while the bull is lanced by the picador. Goya published 33 of the aquatints he created for "Tauromaquia" and put seven others aside. The seven additional plates were first published in 1876 in Loizelet's edition of the work, each with a capital letter in the upper right. This is plate F, and it is one of three plates concerning the death of Pepe-Hillo. Harris, v. I,p. 173 - 176 p. v.II, p. 306-308 & 356; Delteil 262; Hind 256. Etching and aquatint on fine laid "Arches" watermarked paper, 3rd edition.

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        CAZADORES. EPISODIOS ALEGRES ESCRITOS AL AIRE LIBRE, 2ª PARTE, LA MANCHA,NARRACIONES VENATORIAS, LOS

      MIGUEL GUIJARRO, MADRID 1876 - LA 2ª PARTE DEL LIBRO "LA MANCHA" SU FECHA DE EDICION ES 1881. RETRATO DEL AUTOR EN EL FRONTIS. PRECIOSO LIBRO DE CAZA, MUY BUENA PROSA. INTRODUCCION DEL AUTOR Editor: CARMEN PEREZ ESCRICH Formato: OCTAVO 329+338 págs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité iconographique D'ophthalmoscopie-Atlas

      J.B.BAILLIERE, Paris 1876 - Xavier GALEZOWSKI Traité iconographique d'ophthalmoscopie comprenant la description des différents ophthalmoscopes l'exploration des membranes internes de l'oeil et le diagnostic des affections cérébrales et constitutionnelles Atlas de 20 planches chromolithographiées contenant 13 figures et 30 figures intercalées dans le texte Première édition 1876,Paris-éditions J.B.Baillière et fils,In-8(19 x 28 cm),VIII et 286 pages et 2 pages de catalogue éditeur in fine Reliure pleine percaline orange,dos et premier plat titré doré ouvrage non coupé jamais lu Etat: début de fendillement sur le mors inférieur sans entamer la solidité du livre,mince décoloration au premier plat,frottements aux coiffes,papier peu jauni,bel exemplaire bien complet de cet ouvrage de référence de la fin du XIXème siècle poids 1,200kg [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Group of 6 items, in French, (of La Croix Châtel, Beauchamps, North of La Haye-Pesnel, Normandy)

      1876 - relating to their property in La Croix Châtel and Equilly, and its subdivision under "the laws relating to equal hereditary rights" (see item 2), with many fascinating details and consequences, as listed below, together 23 sides 4to., Beauchamps or Villedieu, 1814 - some light staining and browning, slight damage to parts of items 2,3 and 6 (almost all easily supplied), last 13 lines of item 1 faint but can be made out (1) Gift of François Hubert, "merchant farmer", of property to his three sons-in-law (including Jacques Ange Guillaume Laurence), signed by them and his daughters, describing three somewhat scattered lots which the family have agreed are of equal value, one includes the farm house ("maison manable") but not the stables, the sons-in-law draw "bultins" from a vase to determine the order of a second draw for the lots themselves, with the result signed by all including the daughters in their maiden names, 6 sides 4to., Beauchamps, 15th February 1814. (2) Division of property of the late Louis Toussaint Laurence, farmer and "marchand tamisier" (sieve-monger), in four among his two sons, one son-in-law, and unmarried daughter Claire, the house itself is divided between lots 1 and 2, after the proposed division the family allow "a day for reflection . so as to make any lot larger or smaller", they then draw for possession as above, signed by all (one proxy) including Claire's mother (Claire Lepetit), whom Claire thanks in a postscript of 1822 on coming of age, 8 sides 4to., 22nd April 1820. (3) Sale of a "piece of excavated ground" ("bout de fosse"), by Jacques Corbin to Jacques Laurence (see 1), for 18 francs, omitted from the sale of La Corbinière at "La Curoy Chastelle" in September 1824, signed by both, 2 sides 4to., 1st January 1825. (4) 3 sides 4to., 10th April 1841, division by 3 lots of two pieces of farm-land (La Croûte and Le Jardin de La Croix) at La Croix Châtel, part of their inheritance from the late Claire Lepetit, among her son Louis Guillaume Laurence, daughter Claire (widow of Thomas Venisse), and son Jacques' son-in-law Pierre Rosselin, 3 sides 4to., 10th April 1841. (5) Re-registration of a perpetual charge on a collection of 5 properties including Les Corbinières and Les Grandes Corbinières, recorded in 1734 in favour of the Hospice Civil at Villedieu, amounting yearly to 32.097 decalitres of wheat, (about 70 gallons or 9 bushels), by 1869 shared between 11 named landowners of the Laurence, Fontaine, Corbin and other families, 2 sides 4to., Villedieu, registered at Avranches 13th May 1869. (6) Lease by Victor Joseph Desfontaines, employee of the Central Dairies in Paris, of all his properties at Beauchamps and Equilly (but not one at l'Augrinière), to Auguste Lehodey, for 9 years from Michaelmas last at 270 fr. p.a., signed by agent Angrain and the lessee, registered at La Haye-Pesnel 13th December 1876. The items include detailed descriptions of boundaries and neighbours, except for the last, where M. Lehodey "says he knows perfectly well what he is leasing and does not want either the areas or even the names of the pieces, whether detached or not". There are many references to marks ("devises") for the erection of party walls ("murs mitoyens"), thorn or willow hedges or fences, the hedges to grow for three years and then be regularly clipped. In (1) and (2) the measures are roods ("vergées", 1/4 of an acre) and perches (1/40 rood), by 1841 they are metric ("ares"). Some facilities cannot be divided, such as cattle-ponds, use of the cider-press, stone from ruins for making repairs, and rights of way, giving the "general clauses" a particular interest Several of the properties, such as La Corbinière, reflect the names of the associated families.

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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.

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        Boswelliana: The Commonplace Book of James Boswell

      London - The Grampian Club, 1876 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Very scarce in original edition, commands up to 100 as a 1976 reprint. Hardbound volume in blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to the spine and gilt crest to the frontboard, frontispiece and fold-out facsimile of Boswell's commonplace book. James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck (October 29, 1740 - May 19, 1795) was a lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh, Scotland. His name has passed into the English language as a term (Boswell, Boswellian, Boswellism) for a constant companion and observer. Boswell is well known for the detailed and frank journals that he wrote for long periods of his life, which remained undiscovered until the 1920s. These included voluminous notes on the grand tour of Europe that he took as a young nobleman and, subsequently, of his tour of Scotland with Johnson. His journals also record meetings and conversations with eminent individuals belonging to The Club, including Lord Monboddo, David Garrick, Edmund Burke, Joshua Reynolds and Oliver Goldsmith. His written works focus chiefly on others, but he was admitted as a good companion and accomplished conversationalist in his own right. Condition: The binding is fairly tight and firm with both covers and all pages securely attached although the hinges are slightly strained. There is some wear to the extremities including bumping to the corners of the boards and top and tail of the spine, and some marks to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling markand odd spot. The front blank endpaper has been clipped and there is a bookplate on it. The fold-out facsimile is heavilycreased with someclosed tears. Overall the volume is in good only condition..

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        The Emigrant and Sportsman in Canada

      London: Edward Stanford, 1876 - A guide to those seeking a sporting life in Canada: deals with duck and quail shooting in Ontario, moose, caribou and wildfowl shooting in Quebec, salmon and bass fishing in New Brunswick and angling in Cape Breton and on Anticosti Island. "A completely fascinating book; the author has humor, he is a true sportsman . a truly remarkable book. The author has a wide and accurate knowledge of the fishes, and of the animals as well. A gold mine of incredible sporting information. Very rare" (Bruns) First edition. 8vo. Some experiences of an old country settler. With sketches of Canadian life, sporting adventures, and observations on the forests and fauna. Colored folding map. 440, 32, ads pp. Original green cloth, some wear to extremities, pp. 11-12 poorly opened, blindstamp on title page. Signed Fitz Grace Thomson Low Wood 1877. Bruns R118; Phillips, p. 325; Westwood & Satchell, p. 180 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        L'ART. Revue hebdomadaire illustrée. Deuxième Année. 1876.

      - Paris, Lib. de l'art, A. Ballue, éditeur, 1876, 32x44, 4 volúmenes: I- 359 págs. 14 aguafuertes, 1 grabado sobre acero y 4 sobre madera. II-326 págs. 14 aguafuertes, 14 grabados sobre madera, 1 cromolitografía. III-327 págs. 14 aguafuertes, 1 grabado a buril y 14 grabados sobre madera. IV- 18 aguafuertes, 22 grabados sobre madera y 4 fotograbados (se anuncian 2 aguafuertes más pero debe ser error de imprenta). Gran cantidad de grabados en el texto muchos a toda página. Entre los aguafuertes está el "Valet de Torero" pintado por Henri Regnault, un portaretrato de Sarah Bernhardt, retrato de Francisco Borgia, o una escena de la "educación del infante don Luis Antonio" pintado por Tiépolo. Trabajos entre otros muchos: La cerámica contemporánea. La historia de la tapicería. Salon de 1976. Ensayo de iconografía volteriana. Richard Wgner y el wagnerismo. Verdi. El Museo Torlonia. Arte dramático. Encuadernados en plena tela editorial color morado con el titulo impreso en oro en los planos y lomera. (39665).

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        Spain

      Scribner, Welford and Armstrong, New York 1876 - Book condition: fine, magnificent blend of history and culture as captured in the wonderful illustrations by Dore along with others, original red cloth boards feature an intricate illustration in gilt on the front, spine has been recased, minor wear to the perimeter with some scuffing to the back, the interior shows only the occasional tiny spot, no tears and a solid binding, gilt to all page edges, many full page illustrations, 512 pages, 10.25 X 13.75 inches, * Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. * NOAMZ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoir of Johannes Schenk, The Progenitor of the Bushwick, L.I., Family of Schenck

      Flatbush, L.I.: P.L. Schenk. 1876. First. First edition. Small quarto. 26cm. Quarter cloth and papercovered boards. xii, 83pp. (with additional unnumbered blank leaves). Illustrated with three mounted albumen photographs, facsimiles, and coats of arms in both black and white and color. Moderate wear at the extremities, very good. The author's own copy with his name printed on the front board, and with extensive notes on the interleaved blank pages. Laid in are additional notes, several clippings, a photograph, and a letter to Schenk from a relative. The family were early Dutch settlers of Bushwick in northeast Brooklyn. .

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        A Quaint Treatise on "Flees, and the Art a Artyfichall Flee Making," By an Old Man Well Known on the Derbyshire Streams as a First-Class Fly-Fisher a Century Ago. Printed from an Old Ms. Never Before Published, the Original Spelling and Language Being Retained, with Editorial Notes and Patterns of Flies, and Samples of the Materials for Making Each Fly

      London: John B. Day, 3, Savoy Street, Strand, 1876 - 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. A beautiful production, in brighter than usual condition First edition, second issue. 4to. Two chromolithograph plates after James Poole, 2 completed flies and 23 flies with dressing materials displayed in 22 sunken mounts on six leaves. Title page printed in red and black, title and text printed within double red rules. xiii, [xiv, blank], [xv, errata], 91 pp. Original green cloth stamped in gilt and black, a.e.g. Magnificent copy. 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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        A Quaint Treatise on "Flees, and the Art of Artyfichall Flee Making"

      John B. Alden, London - 1876, 1st printing, Second issue. () Very good. [i-ix],x-xiii,1-91pp. Large quarto. Original publisher's green cloth with elaborate gilt and black piscatorial design and titles to front board. Gilt designs (a fish, 2 mayflies, and a lily pad) and titles to spine. Discrete professional restoration to spine and corners. Some foxing throughout. A.e.g. Page rippled where photograph of Aldam is mounted. Two lithographed plates. Complete with all flies and tying materials present on 6 leaves (22 sunken mounts). Flies and tying materials fresh and unblemished. Second issue but with uncommon, variant cabinet photograph of Aldam (with hand on head and book resting vertically) affixed to recto of dedication leaf. This page is signed by Aldam "Yours Faithfully, W.H. Aldam." Westwood & Satchell 3. A very good copy of the first fishing book to include examples of hand-tied flies. The publishing history of this title is complicated, with this being the second issue (includes multicoloured, serrated tabs to affix flies) of an approximate printing run of 200 copies. The flies contained in this copy are exceptionally nice, especially the final two mayflies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        New York from Bergen Hill, Hoboken.

      London. 1876 - Size: 116 x 44 cm. Framed size 132 x 63cm Closed tear at centrefold, but overall in excellent condition. Wood engraving. Hand coloured. A striking view of Manhattan from Bergen Hill. Presented in a handmade oak frame. Published as an extra Supplement to the Illustrated London News.

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        A Quaint Treatise On "Flees And The Art a 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. G : in good condition with brown card slipcase. Covers very rubbed and bumped. Top edge of spine slightly cracked and frayed. Bottom edge of spine with small splits. Pages slightly rubbed and browning throughout. Aeg. Tightly bound and intact. Slipcase case rubbed with tape repairs. 1876. First Edition. Green/gilt hardback cloth cover. 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9"). pp91. Two chromo-lithographic facsimiles from water drawings by James Poole on card. [Llugwy North Wales; Offerton Stepping Stones]. Printed from an old ms. never before published the original spelling and language being retained, with editorial notes and patterns of flies and samples of the materials for making each fly. [A Quaint Treatise on Flies and [Artificial] Flymaking by an old Fisherman]. Lists 26 flies with 22 examples on hard card with the made up fly, and the materials used to create it: March Brown*, Dottril Dun*, Little Chap*, Watchett*, Oringe Brown*, Granum*, Black Gnat*, Tailey Tail*, Green Drake, Oringe Headed Dun*, Light Dun*, Bigg Dun*, Crossing Brown*, Spider Flee*, Black Ant, Large Red Ant, Small Common Ant*, Small Caterpillar*, Bank Flee, Little Sky Blue*, Stream Flee, Willow Flee*, White Mout, Brown Mout. Appendix: Indian Yellow*, Eden Fly*, Summer Dun*, March Brown*, Green Drake*, Grey Drake*. Bookplate of William Charles Everley Taylor of Scarborough. Inscribed in pen on fep. .

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        A Quaint Treatise on Flies, and the Art aArtyfichall Flee Making". By An Old Man well known on the DerbyshireStreams as a first-class fly-fisher a century ago. Printed from an OldMs. Never Before Published, the Original Spelling and Language BeingRetained, with Editorial Notes and Patterns of Flies and Samples of theMaterials for Making Each Fly. - With Two Chromo-Lithographic Facsimilesfrom water drawings by James Poole.

      London. John B. Day. 1876. - 4to,27.5cm, the First Edition, 2nd issue, xiii,[1](errata page),91p., plus2 chromolitho colour plates & 25 actual specimens of flies and fly makingmaterial in 22 oval mounts on 8 (six double sided) hard card plates with22 recesses of real flies and materials, the text and mounts in reddouble line borders throughout. In the original dark green cloth,elaborately decorated spine and upper cover with gilt titles, blackstamped borders and decorations & gilt vignette fish and fly pictorialdecorations, bevelled boards, a.e.g., some foxing else a very good tofine copy in fine attractive pictorial publisher's binding. Westwood &Satchell p3. Heckscher 18. Sage p3. "With two chromo-lithographicfacsimiles. The various patterns and samples are inserted on heavy cardstock in an oval frame with raised edge to protect them". First book touse actual fly tying materials and flies. It is said approximately 220copies were produced. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eastern Persia An Account Of The Journeys Of The Persian Boundary Commission 1870-71-72

      London: Macmillan & Co.,, 1876. Vol. I. The Geography with Narratives by Majors St .John, Lovett and Euan Smith and an Introduction by Major-General Sir Frederic John Goldsmid. Published By Authority of the Government of India. Vol. II. The Zoology And Geology By W.T. Blanford. 2 volumes, octavo (220 × 148 mm). Recent half calf by Trevor Lloyd, red and green contrast labels, flat bands with single rule, double fillet panels to the compartments, arabesque corner-pieces, central lozenge tool, marbled sides, top edge gilt. Volume I with steel-engraved frontispiece and one chromolithographic plate, 3 folding coloured maps, illustration and genealogical tables to the text; volume II, hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece, heightened with gum arabic, printed by Mintern Bros. after drawings by Keulemans and 17 other similar plates, birds and mammals, together with 10 other uncoloured plates of reptiles after G.H. Ford, illustrations to the text, folding coloured map. A narrow tidemark of hygroscopic damping at the head of the frontispiece of volume II, image unaffected, light browning to the text and plates in general, but overall a clean set, handsomely bound. First edition. Highly important account of the region compiled from the records kept by the members of the Commission sent to establish the delimitation of the disputed border between Persia and Baluchistan. Goldsmid, the commissioner, had established a reputation for himself as an officer of considerable intelligence and resource. While serving in the First Opium War (1840-1) as a soldier of the army of the East India Company, Goldsmid had begun studying oriental languages "for which he showed a marked faculty" (ODNB), he was subsequently involved in the settlement of the annexation of Sind; attached to the Turkish Contingent in the Crimea, "and during the [Indian] mutiny he distinguished himself in various dangerous missions." In 1861 "he was assigned to the Indo-European Telegraph project, the purpose of which was to construct a telegraph line from British India, along the coast of Persia and what is now Pakistan, then through central Persia and Asia Minor to connect with the European network at Constantinople" (Howgego), in 1865 succeeding Colonel Patrick Stewart, on his death, as director general. Having successfully negotiated the intricacies of the required treaties, he "personally superintended the construction of the telegraph line across the whole extent of Persia" leaving "a characteristically modest account of his adventures" (ODNB). When the government of India's attention was drawn to the "political revolutions in the lands of the immediate neighbours on the West" (Goldsmid's Introduction) his experience of the territory and superior negotiating skills made him the the obvious choice as boundary commissioner for the delimitation of the this disturbed borderland: "His award was eventually accepted by the shah's government. In the same year Goldsmid was entrusted with the even more delicate task of investigating the claims of Persia and Afghanistan to the province of Sistan. The arbitral award was published at Tehran on 19 August 1872; Persia was confirmed in the possession of Sistan, while a section of the Helmand was left in Afghan territory. The impartiality of the award satisfied neither party, but it had the desired effect of keeping the peace. Goldsmid was created a KCSI in 1871, and received the thanks of the government of India." A significant contributor to the geographical section was Major Oliver B. St. John, whose "maps of Persia and Persian Baluchistan …remained for decades the standard authority", and who also assisted W.T. Blanford in the zoological and geological portion of the work, a survey commended by Britannica for its "great care and minuteness." An excellent set of this model regional survey.

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        Théatre.

      Edition Jouaust. Librairie Des B, Paris 1876 - Collection des Grandes Publications artistiques.8 volumes in-8 brochés ( 25,5 / 16,5 cm ). Couverture rempliée.Ouvrage orné de dessins de Louis Leloir sous serpente, gravés à l'eau-forte par Léopole Flameng.Tome premier. 325 pages.Note de l'éditeur. Préface par D. Nisard.L'Estourdy. dépit amoureux. Les Précieuses ridicules. Sganarelle.Notes. Tome deuxième.390 pages.Dom Garcie de Navarre. L'Escole des Maris. Les Fascheux. L'Escole des Femmes. La Critique de l'Escole des Femmes.Notes. Tome troisième.334 pages.L'Impromptu de Versailles. Le mariage forcé. Les plaisirs de l'Isle enchantée. Dom Juan, ou le festin de Pierre.Notes. Tome quatrième.338 pages.L'amour médecin. Le Misantrope. Le médecin malgré-Luy. Mlicerte. Pastorale comique. Le Sicilien, ou l'amour peintre. Notes. Tome cinquième.406 pages.Le Tartuffe, ou l'Imposteur. Amphitryon. Georges Dandin, ou le mari confondu. Relation de la Feste de Versailles.Notes. Tome sixième.325 pages.L'avare. Monsieur de Pourceaugnac. Les Amans magnifiques.Notes. Tome septième.358 pages.Le Bourgeois gentilhomme. Psyché. Les Fourberies de Scapin. Notes. Tome huitième.354 pages.La Comtesse d'Escarbagnas. Les Femmes sçavantes. Le Malade imaginaire. La Jalousie du Barbouillé. Le Médecin volant. Notes. xix. illustrés théatre.

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        MEMORIA DE LA COMISION DE AGUAS CORRIENTES CLOACAS Y ADOQUINADO. CORRESPONDIENTE AL ANO DE 1875

      Buenos Aires: Imprenta de M. Biedma, 1876.. 241 pages. Illustrated with numerous folding charts and 10 large albumen photographs by Jorge Holtzwessig, who is listed in Gomez (LE FOTOGRAFIA EN LA ARGENTINA...) as opening his studio in Buenos Aires in 1870. Each photograph has the photographer's hand stamp, is interleaved with tissue, and tipped to gray paper. The sheets were then folded in half to fit the book's format. Each image measures 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Quarto, 10 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches. Calf backed marbled boards; edges rubbed adn crudely inked. With the book plate of I. San Roman. [accompanied by] A second volume for the year 1876 (Buenos Aires, 1877). This volume is bound in modern buckram with a leather label adn has only seven of the ten photographs called for. These volumes likely commemorate the completion of two public engineering projects undertaken by the city of Buenos Aires after the yellow fever epidemic of 1872 killed ten percent Of the city's population; a public water system to supply drinking water from the Rio de la Plata by means of a great pumping tower and a drainage system that connected every house to a sewer running a distance of nineteen miles. The first volume depicts workmen and their supervisor posing at the mouth of a large tunnel, men excavating a trench and constructing a channel for drainage pipes. The second volume has two photographs of the impressive pump house and the building of a filtration system. Ferrari. BIBLIOGRAFIA DE PUBLICACIOINES ARGENTINAS CON FOTOGRAFIAS MONTADAS. #7.

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        LA CUESTION PENAL. ESTUDIO SOBRE EL SISTEMA PENITENCIARIO

      Buenos Aires: El Nacional, 1876. . 135 pages, lithographed birds-eye view and a long, folding mounted albumen photograph of a new, large penitentiary. The image measures 6 x 11 3/4 inches. Octavo, 8 x 5 1/2 inches. Modern green cloth, with the ownership hand-stamp of Alberto Posse on the title. The lithograph and photograph show the new Carcel Nueva in Buenos Aires, and are credited to "Fotografia y Fotolitografia de la Concepcion, de Emilio Halitzky... Buenos Aires." The first "jail building" in Benos Aires was constructed in 1869. In 1872 construction was begun on architect Ernesto Bunge's new penitentiary, pictured here. It was finished in 1876 and inaugurated the following year. It stood for almost a century and was demolished in 1952. Ferrari. BIBLIOGRAFIA DE PUBLICACIONES ARGENTINAS CON FOTOGRAFIAS MONTADAS. #8.

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        Massekhet Baba Metziah min ha-Talmud ha-Bavli/ Talmud Babylonicum: Tractat Baba Mezia. Mit deutscher Übersetzung und Erklärung.

      Julius Benzian, Berlin 1876 - Elephant folio. 174pp. 3/4 blue leather over marbled boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Excellent compilation and translation of one of the core Jewish texts, the Babylonian Talmud, tractat "Baba Mezia". In a very unusual manner, the original Talmudic text in the center of each page is in the original Hebrew, while the commentary surrounding the text on all sides is in German. As stated by OCLC, this edition was meant as the first part of a series covering the whole Talmud. However, it wasn't continued and this volume remains the only one ever published. Minor age wear to binding. Browning throughout. Otherwise clean and tight. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait of Oscar Wilde

      n.p., nd. (OSCAR WILDE) Photo gravure on paper; paper 11-3/4 x 9 inches, plate 5-3/4 x 4 inches. . Matted and Framed . Hermann Struck (1876-1944)is recognized for his extensive landscapes and portraits of noted personalities in early 20th century Europe, including Herzl, Ibsen, Nietzsche, Freud, Einstein, Rutenberg et al. He was born into an Orthodox Berlin family and subsequently studied at the Berlin Academy under Max Koner and Hans Meyer. He joined the Zionist movement at an early age and in 1903, after several study trips throughout Europe, he visited Palestine, and on his way back to Germany stopped in Vienna, where he was introduced to Herzl. It was this meeting that inspired the famous portrait etching of the Zionist leader. During World War I Struck served with the German Army in Lithuania, where he came in contact with Eastern European Jews and embraced their way of life. In 1923 he returned to Palestine and settled in Haifa. By now a master of the craft of etching, Struck taught graphic techniques to such fellow artists as Chagall, Liebermann, Israels, Corinth, Ury and Budko. His book, Die Kunst des Radierens (1923), a popular guide book for artists and connoisseurs, provides both technical explanations and practical instruction. Struck excelled as a portraitist. He also recorded landscapes, Jewish and Arab types and scenes from the Jewish diaspora. He spent time in England, and became a member of the London Societ of Painters, Etchers and Engravers

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        Musée entomologique illustré. Histoire naturelle iconographique des insectes, publiée par une réunion d'entomologistes français et étrangers sous la direction de J. Rothschild.

      J. Rothschild,, Paris, 1876 - 3 Bde. cplt. Paris, J. Rothschild, 1876-1878. 27,7x22 cm. 2 Bl., 384 S., 1 Bl. mit 335 Textholzstichen und 48 handkolorierte Holzstichtafeln; VIII, 326 S., 1 Bl. mit 875 Textholzstichen, 50 handkolorierte Holzstichtafeln; VIII, 424 S. mit 460 Textholzstichen und 24 handkolorierte Holzstichtafeln. Grüne HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentiteln und etwas Rückenvergoldung sowie Ganzgoldschnitt. Band 1: Les Coléoptères. Organisation, moeurs, chasse, collections, classification. Iconographie et histoire naturelle des Coléoptères d'Europe. - Band 2: Les Papillons. Organisation, moeurs, chasse, collections, classification. Iconographie et histoire naturelle des Papillons d'Europe par A. Depuiset. Duxième édition. - Band 3: Les Insectes. Organisation, moeurs, chasse, collection, classification. Histoire naturelle des Orthoptères, Névroptères, Hyménoptères, Hémiptères, Diptères, Aptères, etc. - Nissen ZBI, 4698 und 1083 (für Einzelausgabe von Band 2). - Das schöne dreibändige Werk mit den wundervollen Tafeln, die zum Teil nach Vorlagen des berühmten G. Poteau gestochen wurden. Der zweite Band "Les Papillons" (hier in 2. Auflage) wurde von Depuiset bearbeitet und ist im selben Verlag auch einzeln erschienen (bei Nissen in der 1. Auflage mit nur 156 Seiten Text). - Alle Tafeln absolut sauber und frisch mit den Originalschutzblättern. - (Einbände stellenweise etwas berieben. Bd. 2: Vorderer Vorsatz mit transparentem Klebeband verstärkt, die ersten drei Blatt etwas stockfleckig). - Sehr gutes Exemplar, so komplett selten. Grüne HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentiteln und etwas Rückenvergoldung sowie Ganzgoldschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Venezia. Chiesa della Madonna della Salute.

      Venezia, C.Naya, 1876. albumen print, 27 x 34,5 cm, on original mount with description on reverse. Photograph no.23. KEYWORDS:italy / venezia

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        The Countries of the World : Being a Popular Description of the Various Continents, Islands, Rivers, Seas and Peoples of the Globe / by Robert Brown - [6 Volumes Issued and Complete in 3 Bindings]

      London : Cassell, Petter And Galpin, 1876-1881 - Subject: Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Mexico, North, Central & South America, West Indies - Description and travel. Description; 6 v. : ill. , maps, ports. Very good copies all in the original gilt-blocked full dark Morocco leather. Raised bands; spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed. Remains quite a well-preserved set overall. 10 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        pamphlet, one of fifteen, with manuscript list of recipients] Messrs. Moody & Sankey, and the Problem of the Times. Being an Article offered to the St. Louis Republican for Thanksgiving Day, and printed now in a few copies for private communication.

      January 1 St Louis Missouri: No. 2816 North 12th Street 1876 - 12mo, iv + 8 pp. Stitched. In original blue printed wraps. Text clear and complete. Fair, on lightly-aged paper, with minor foxing. In original worn blue wraps, with closed tear to the spinal crease. Title leaf followed by printed limitation leaf: 'No. 4a | This Copy is Inscribed to Prof John Tyndall'. On the inside of the back wrap is a manuscript list headed 'Memo from Mailing account Book', numbered 1 ('Mr Carlyle') to 12 ('Rev H. W. Beecher'). Included are 'R W Emerson', 'H W Longfellow', and at 4, 'Prof Tyndall, Huxley, Proctor, & Mr Spencer' (the last three being 4b, 4c and 4d). 'Mess Moody & Sankey' feature at 6. Mallinckrodt was a Unitarian and free thinker, and this pamphlet, written in a light-hearted, entertaining style, attacks Moody and Sankey and all 'God-ologies': 'Mr. Moody comes to enlighten us on a policy of peace. [.] Hence it appears, - possible, not to say likely, that by the time Messrs. Moody and Sankey get to St. Louis, they will not only have revived one-half of the world but actually converted the other half. [.] there is an inviting hem-continent, almost unappropriated, between the Mississippi and the Pacific. The country holds forty millions, and has capacity, according to the President himself, for five hundred millions.' Reference to Thomas Carlyle as 'the Pope of Literature'. Signed in type at end 'UNITY. | ST. LOUIS, Thanksgiving Day, 1875.' Scarce: no copy on Copac or WorldCat, and the only copy traced at Yale. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        THE SURVIVORS OF THE CHANCELLOR

      1876 - Diary of J. R. Kazallon, Passenger. Translated from the French by Ellen Frewer. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1876. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First American Illustrated Edition, actually printed in London. In mid-1875 Osgood published the first edition in English, unillustrated, as a little volume in their "Saunterer's Series." In November 1875, Sampson Low published the first illustrated edition in London. Then in January 1876, Osgood issued some of the British sheets in their own binding, constituting the first American illustrated edition -- as here. In March 1876 -- just two months later -- Osgood's financial situation forced him to sell at auction the plates and unsold copies of the five Verne titles he had published; these were bought by one Albert Mason, who in turn sold them to Porter & Coates of Philadelphia -- who would then proceed to use the plates to publish editions of their own. (Porter & Coates also issued some copies with the Osgood 1876 title page, but with "Porter & Coates" at the foot of the spine.) As with the British edition, the volume also includes the early Verne tale "Martin Paz," though it is not mentioned on the binding nor on the title page.~This copy is in green cloth, and the gilt vignette on the front cover is centered (no known priority). It is a bright, near-fine copy (fine except for minor rubbing at the extremities). Apparently because of Osgood's then-pending doom, this is today a scarce book. Taves & Michaluk V014; Myers 47. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Contributions to reparative surgery. 86 wood-engraved illustrations

      New York: D. Appleton, 1876. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. Original cloth, recased, spine repaired, rear endpaper renewed. viii, 7-237pp. 86 wood-engraved illustrations of pre- and post-operative patients after photographs taken by Buck. Bookplate of G. N. J. Sommer, M.D. Very good copy apart from some minor marginal dampstaining.</p><p> First edition of the first American book devoted entirely to reconstructive surgery. Garrison-Morton 5754.1. Rutkow, History of Surgery in the United States GS83 ("scarce"). Burns, Early Medical Photography in America, p. 1936. </p>

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, Vol II

      Ward, Lock, London 1876 - 185 pages + 12 pages publishers advertisments. Book is in good condition marked only by previous owner's inscriptions to front free endpaper and original 1/6 pricing on front pastedown. First Edition Thus. Jules Verne Library Edition published by Ward Lock in 1876. This volume is the Second Series indicating that this book is the second part of the two volumes of Twenty Thousand Leages Under The Sea. Brown cloth bound boards embossed in blind and black; gilt titles at spine and front board. Previous owner's inscriptions to front free endpaper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Venezia. Panorama preso dal Campanile di S. Marco (Dogma).

      Venezia, C.Naya, 1876. albumen print, 35 x 27 cm, on original mount with description on reverse. Photograph no.28. KEYWORDS:italy / venezia

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        FACTS ABOUT SHERRY, Gleaned in the Vineyards and Bodegas of the Jerez, Seville, Moguer, & Montilla Districts During the Autumn of 1875

      London, Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 1876.. FIRST EDITION 1876, 8vo, approximately 185 x 120 mm, 7¼ x 4¾ inches, engraved frontispiece and 15 engraved plates, 9 illustrations in the text, pages: (11), 12-108, nicely rebound in full burgundy crushed morocco with no decoration, gilt lettered spine, marbled endpapers, and with original publisher&#39;s printed yellow card wraps bound in at rear, colour illustrated on upper cover, together with the original 14 pages of wine adverts. No inscriptions, a very good clean bright copy. The author was Wine Juror for Great Britain at the Vienna Exhibition of 1873 and he spent 3 months in the sherry districts of Southern Spain in 1875. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 293, G40310: "This is an interesting book not only because it tells us about sherry but because of what it tells us about the people, their customs, and their problems". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Picturesque Europe. With Illustrations of Steel and Wood by the most eminent Artists.

      Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., London, Paris & New York 1876 - 5 Bände. London, Paris & New York Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. [1876-79]. 32,5 x 26 cm. Zusammen ca. 1.500 Seiten. Mit 5 gestochenen Titelblättern, 58 (statt 60) ganzseitigen Stahlstich-Tafeln und ca. 875 teils ganzseitigen Textholzstichen. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit Rückentitel und dezenter Rückenvergoldung. Einbände berieben und etwas bestossen. Teils etwas fleckig. Exlibris. Voluminöses Werk mit Ansichten aus ganz Europa. Unter den Stahlstichen finden sich die Alhambra, Balmoral Castle, Capri, Dover Castle, Edinburgh, Halberstadt, Hildesheim, Innsbruck, Lauffenburg, Lübeck, Meran, Neapel, Padua, Palermo, Reutlingen, Rom, Salzburg, Straßburg, Venedig, Verona und Windsor Castle. Es fehlen in Band 3 die Ansichten von Venedig und Salamanca. Unter den beteiligten Künstler sind zu nennen: C.G.Lewis, J.J.Crew, T.Heawood, Birket Foster, Harry Fenn, Louis Haghe, W.J.H.Boot, P.Skelton, C.J.Staniland, R.P.Leitch, L.J. Wood, E. Compton, E.M. Wimperis. Schulpreiseinband mit entsprechendem Exlibris aus Skipton, Grafschaft North Yorkshire. Einbände berieben und etwas bestossen. Teils etwas fleckig. Exlibris. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit Rückentitel und dezenter Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Waverley Novels.

      Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1876. - The Library Edition. Profusely illustrated with full page plate engravings throughout. 25 volumes complete. Thick 8vo (5.5" x 9"). Richly bound in full royal blue calf skin. Ornate gilt tooled ruling to covers. Gilt tooled fleural motifs inlaid to edges. Ornate gilt tooled fleural motifs to spine compartments. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titled morocco labels. Marbled edges and endsheets. Some hinges and edges mildly rubbed. Some corners gently bumped. Several head and/or tailpieces gently rubbed. Occasional usual rub or two to covers. A Fine, regally bound set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter, Signed ("F. E. Spinner") to Angling author George Dawson, dated Jacksonville, Florida, Feby. 19, 1876, discussing Dawson's book of "fish letters" (Pleasures of Angling - [1876]), recounting a fish tale, and praising Florida winters

      Jacksonville, Florida, february 19, 1876 - "Spinner, a strong nationalist, was an important adviser to Chase on matters such as the circulation of greenbacks (which bore Spinner's distinctive, hard-to-duplicate signature) and the creation of a national banking system. - Needing large numbers of reliable employees not subject to military service, he was the first governmental administrator to turn to women. He vigorously defended their employment against critics, hired over one hundred, paid them well by the standards of the time, and insisted on their continued employment after the war. - When a new secretary of the treasury in 1875 assumed control over the appointment of clerks, however, Spinner feared that dishonest people might be hired and he would be held responsible. He resigned and moved to Jacksonville, Florida, where he enjoyed a vigorous outdoor life until his death in that city." (ANB) Francis E. Spinner (1802-1890) served as Treasurer of the United States under Presidents Lincoln, Johnson, and Grant. In the angling world, he is notable as the recipient of letters from Oliver Gibbs, published as Lake Pepin Fish-Chowder (1869). In retirement in Florida, he writes to George Dawson, editor of the Albany Evening Journal and a noted American angling author, whose Pleasures of Angling with Rod and Reel (1876) is the first American book devoted to fly fishing. Spinner writes, "I am so glad to learn that you have been persuaded to publish your fish letters, in book form - when yours comes out, it will be read with pleasure." He then goes on to describe fishing for trout on McGirt's Creek, a tributary of the St. Johns River, and catching a cat fish of 18- 1/2 pounds "on one of Chapman's 'No. 4 Minnow bait' - I mention this, because I cannot learn from anyone, that a cat fish was ever known before to strike at artificial bait." Spinner concludes lyrically, "The orange, and other of the citrus family, are in bloom now - Whoever, at the North, that can afford to, and who has nothing else to do, and that does not spend his winters in this Elysium, is to be pitied. Do come." An excellent letter with outstanding content (FLORIDA) 12mo. 4 pp., pen and ink on a single folded sheet. Old folds. Fine [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Poetical Works, The [And] The Prose Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1876. - The Best Edition of the Poetical and Prose Works of Shelley,in a Superb Cosway-Style Binding by Bayntun (Rivière)[COSWAY-STYLE BINDING]. SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited by Harry Buxton Forman. In Four Volumes. London: Reeves and Turner, 1876-1877. [Together with:] SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Prose Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited by Harry Buxton Forman. In Four Volumes. London: Reeves and Turner, 1880.First edition edited by H. Buxton Forman. Together eight octavo volumes (8 7/16 x 5 3/8 inches; 214 x 136 mm.). Frontispieces and plates.Uniformly bound by Bayntun (Rivière) of Bath (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in mid twentieth-century dark brown crushed levant morocco. Covers with gilt triple fillet border, spines decoratively ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments with five raised bands, board edges with gilt-dotted rule, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A spectacular set.Volume I of The Poetical Works is set with a fine oval portrait miniature (3 3/16 x 2 7/16 inches; 81 x 62 mm.) on ivory under glass of Shelley, surrounded by an inner oval band of onlaid russet morocco within single gilt fillets and an outer decorative intertwining gilt border which is set with sixteen semi-precious stones. A superb example. From the library of William A. Foyle , with his bookplate on front pastedown."The first edition [of The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley] appeared in 1876-7, and in 1880 the Prose Works also were published Mr. Forman. In the same year (1880) the eight volumes were issued under a collective title, The Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley in Verse and Prose, etc." (Granniss)."It would be difficult indeed to over-estimate the gains which have accrued to the lovers of Shelley from the strenuous labours of Mr. Harry Buxton Forman, C.B. He too has enlarged the body of Shelley&#146;s poetry (Mr. Forman&#146;s most notable addition is the second part of &#145;The Daemon of the World&#146;, which he printed privately in 1876, and included in his Library Edition of the &#145;Poetical Works&#146; published in the same year but, important as his editions undoubtedly are, it may safely be affirmed that his services in this direction constitute the least part of what we owe him. He has vindicated the authenticity of the text in many places, while in many others he has succeeded, with the aid of manuscripts, in restoring it. His untiring industry in research, his wide bibliographical knowledge and experience, above all, his accuracy, as invariable as it is minute, have combined to make him, in the words of Professor Dowden, &#145;our chief living authority on all that relates to Shelley&#146;s writings.&#146; His name stands securely linked for all time to Shelley&#146;s by a long series of notable words, including three successive editions (1876, 1882, 1892) of the Poems, an edition of the Prose Remains, as well as many minor publications&#151;a Bibliography ("The Shelley Library", 1886) and several Facsimile Reprints of the early issues, edited for the Shelley Society" (Preface to the Oxford Edition of The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, edited by Thomas Hutchinson [1914]).Granniss 89. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, & Condition of the North American Indians. With Letters & Notes Written during Eight Years of Travel and Adventure among the Wildest and Most Remarkable Tribes now Existing [Two Volumes].

      Chatto & Windus, London 1876 - viii, 264 pp; viii, 266 pp. Sm. 4to. Publisher's red pictorial cloth decorated in black and gilt. Hardback. Illus. with 180 chromolithograph plates (incl. 3 maps, 1 folding) many with multiple images. The classic work on the American Indian covering all aspects of their lives with the images taken from the close to 600 paintings Catlin produced while visiting nearly fifty tribes. First published in 1841, this is the first edition to have the plates printed in color (though a few hand-colored copies were produced earlier). "One of the most original, authentic, and popular works on the subject. Humboldt characterizes the author as 'one of the most admirable observers of manners who ever lived among the aborigines of America',? (Sabin). Howes C241. Lipperheide 1618. Pilling 689. See Sabin 11537 (1866). Streeter Sale 4277 (1866). Field 260 (1841). Wagner-Camp 84:4 (1841). Very good copies, boards slightly scuffed and bumped, Vol. II rejointed, recased, and endpapers renewed, plates and text bright. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        EL BANDOLERISMO. ESTUDIO SOCIAL Y MEMORIAS HISTÓRICAS. TOMOS I AL X

      Imprenta de T. Fontanet., Madrid. 1876 - 10 volúmenes. 8º. Cada uno de los volúmenes tiene su paginación. Algunas de las cubiertas ligeramente fatigadas, p;LA GESTIÓN DEL CONTRA REEMBOLSO SON 4 EUROS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Palabras & Cosas]
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