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        El-Kor'an; or, The Koran: Translated from the Arabic, The Suras Arranged in Chronological Order; With Notes and Index

      London Bernard Quaritch 1876. G+ : in Good condition plus without dust jacket. Light wear to spine ends. Details of a previous owner on fep. Light browning on margin of four leaves Second Edition Green/gilt hardback cloth cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xxviii, 562pp.

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        The Comic Almanac for 1835-43 & 1844-53

      London: Chatto and Windus, nd but c., 1876. Two volumes, octavo, engravings; a little shaken and some light foxing but a very nice copy in original green cloth. Delightfully illustrated throughout with original engravings included the folding transportation engraving "Probable Effects of Over Female Emigration". Cruikshank's illusrations are celebrated, and these works extending as they do over a nineteen year period- 1835-53, show his best work.

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        "French Creek Canyon, Black Hill, D.T.," a watercolor showing the sheer canyon walls, from top to bottom, with the boulder-strewn stream below amid stands of pine and hardwood. Black Hills, Dakota Territory, 1875 or 1876

      Original watercolor, 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, title, as above, written below the image, inscribed on the verso (visible in the frame): "To Col. Charles Bird / Adjt. 23rd Infty. / With compliments of / J.E.H. Foster / Lt. 3d Cavalry / Feby 12th 1876." The watercolor itself was probably painted in July, 1875, or soon thereafter (given the absence of snow, it was almost certainly accomplished before the 1875-1876 winter set in, i.e., before the 12 February 1876 inscription), when Foster was engaged under Col. Richard I. Dodge in exploring and mapping French Creek. Foster (1848-1883) entered military service toward the end of the Civil War and earned his commission as a 2nd lieutenant in 1873 (for a short biographical sketch, see "Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography," vol. I, p. 511). Col. Charles Bird (1839- 1930), the recipient, served in the Civil War, receiving notices for gallant and meritorious service at Fredericksburg, Spottsylvania, and Petersburg, beginning the conflict as 2nd lieutenant and ending as a colonel and regimental commander. In 1876 he was in the West serving as Regimental Adjutant of the 23rd Infantry and he continued his long service in the army until 1902 when he retired as a brigadier general. Fine. Matted glazed and framed (some scuffing to the frame). (#6004) An attractive, on-the-spot rendering of a site central to the events leading up to Lt. Col. George A Custer's fatal 1876 expedition. Painted in the summer of 1875, by an officer with the 3rd Cavalry, a topographical surveyor and draughtsman and a competent watercolorist, who served in the Black Hills Expedition during the summer of 1875, under Col. Dodge. It was the discovery of gold at French Creek during Custer's Black Hills expedition in the summer of 1874, and its official confirmation during Dodge's expedition in 1875, that set the Sioux on a rampage that led to the Great Sioux War of 1876 and Custer's defeat at Little Big Horn. Today the portion of French Creek depicted here is part of the 2200 acre French Creek Natural Area. At the time of the painting it was the site of two Black Hills Expedition encampments, Custer City and Camp Harney. Col. Dodge and his men, including Lt. Foster as his topographical officer, left Camp Jenny, on Beaver Creek, on June 9th, 1875, and reached Harney Peak at French Creek on June 13th. Four days later Dodge sent a telegram to General Crook: "Harney's Peack, June 17. Gold has been found in paying quantities on French Creek. Custer's report is confirmed in every particular." Once released to the press, the news brought the arrival of more gold seekers, aggravating the situation with the Sioux. On July 10, 1875, a note from Foter informed Dodge that "signs of Indians were everywhere in the vicinity he was surveying ... on July 15 Dodge pronounced as more than acceptable another map, by Second Lieut. Foster, of a scout he had just completed ... building on the work of Bourke, he and his two subalterns were on course to produce a visualization of the Black Hills topography that he thought would equal in merit any simialr image extant" (Wayne Kin's "Col. Richard Irving Dodge: The Life and Times of a Career Army Officer," U. of Oklahoma Press, 2006, pp. 206-211). In December 1875 the Sioux were ordered to return to the confines of the reservation by the following January 31st; they chose to ignore the deadline and the Great Sioux War ensued. The presentation inscription on this watercolor is dated barely two weeks after the deadline and must have been made shortly before Foster departed camp with his unit to fight the Sioux. Foster's artistic talents were also employed during the 1876 campaign. On June 12, 1876, five days before the Battle of the Rosebud and a week before Little Big Horn, First Lt. John G. Bourke, also of the 3rd Cavalry, wrote: "Lieut. Foster, 3d Cavalry, has made a series of creditable, rough pencil sketches of points of interest along the route: it is his intention to send them to 'Harper' Weekly' for publication" ("Diaries of John Gregory Bourke," edited by Charles M. Robinson, 2003-2010, vol. I, p. 308). Foster fought heroically on the Rosebud: "Captain Henry's battalion was soon exposed to heavy enfilading fire that was only checked by a brilliant charge made by Lieutenant Foster ... at the head of his platoon" (Henry R. Lemly "Fighting the Indians," in "The Papers of the Order of Indian Wars," edited by J.M. Carrol, Old Army Press, 1975, pp. 13- 18). We have been unable to trace any of Foster's sketches in "Harper's Weekly," but his work is included in the collections at the Museum of Nebraska Art.

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        Daniel Deronda

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1876. Four Volumes. First book edition. Contemporary half-calf & green cloth, all edges marbled, spines titled in gilt on panels of red. The inner front covers of all four volumes bear the decorative armorial bookplate of Joseph Needham, M.B., Assistant Professor of Anatomy, University of Aberdeen [the father, we believe, of the noted 20th century British scientist Joseph Needham]; all volumes also bear the binder's ticket from A. Brown & Co., Aberdeen. Splitting along the lower rear hinge of Volume 1, moderate scuffing and wear to the leather corners and edges, some inner hinges are cracking, but all are intact; in general quite a handsome set, the spines titled in script. This copy conforms to the first issue as described in Sadleir 813a; all four volumes have the initial signature of 4 leaves, not 6 as in the second issue. Also (though not mentioned by Sadleir) the misprint is present on page 83 of Volume I: ("reponsive" for "responsive"). It is bound without the erratum slip in Volume III, and without the final ad leaf in Volume IV. Half-title leaves are present in all 4 volumes. The book was first issued in paperbound parts, and most bound copies which surface are comprised of those parts bound-up; this copy is the first book edition, not bound from parts. An attractive copy of this significant novel.

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        THE HAND OF ETHELBERTA A Comedy in Chapters

      Smith Elder & Co 1876 - First edition. Two volumes, original publisher's primary binding of red-brown cloth, blocked in gilt to spine and upper cover with elaborate borders in black. A near fine set, with a little toning to the spine, but the gilt bright and unrubbed and only minor wear to the spine ends. Internally very fresh with the plates clean and all hinges perfect. Faint corner stain to the frontispiece of volume I. An exceptionally bright and well preserved set. Eleven wood engraved plates. One of 1000 copies in the first edition. Listed fourth in Michael Sadleir's comparative scarcities for Hardy. Seldom encountered in good, unrepaired cloth. Purdy p.20-23, Sadleir 1107 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Masterpieces of the Centennial International Exhibition Illustrated

      Philadelphia: Gebbie & Barrie, 1876. Complete 3-volume set. 4to. Hard-grain morocco with gilt lettering and pictorial gilt, compartments, inner dentelles. xii, 366pp; x, 521pp; clxxxvi, 375pp. All edges gilt. Engraved title page (Volume I), frontispieces, numerous full-page plates, extensive illustrations, watered silk endpapers. Very good overall. Mild edgewear and bit of rubbing to bindings; inoffensive 2" circular abrasion near bottom of Volume I front board affects several middle letters of giltstamped word "Exhibition" and the paraph below it; inner flyleaf and half-title of third volume show discreet archivally-mended corner fold; internally, though, all three volumes exceptionally tight and most handsome, with edge gilting blindingly bright. A lovely first edition of this massive and striking tribute to the material featured at the United States' one hundred year birthday bash, in the original and seldom seen moroccan binding. Strahan's first volume covers "Fine Art," Smith's second volume covers "Industrial Art" and Wilson's third volume covers "History, Mechanics, Science." Extensive illustrations all tissue guarded and near pristine. Rarely seen in this condition and in this deluxe binding.

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        THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK an Agony in Eight fits. By Lewis Carroll. With nine illustrations by Henry Holiday.

      London. Macmillan and Co. 1876. - Original red pictorial cloth gilt. All edges gilt. Octavo. First edition.Bookplate; binding little rubbed and worn; else a very good copy of this scarce issue. 'It is doubtful whether any variant coloured bindings were for sale… (they) seem to have been bound specially for Dodgson, who wrote to Macmillan on 21 Mar. 1876 ordering: '100 in red and gold, 20 in dark blue and gold, 20 in white vellum and gold…'' Lewis Carroll Handbook. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The hunting of the snark : an agony, in eight fits / By Lewis Carroll... with nine illustrations by Henry Holiday

      London : Macmillan and Co., 1876. London : Macmillan and Co., 1876. 1st Edition. Very good copy in the original cream cloth. Rebacked with the original spine laid back. The cloth is somewhat dust-toned as with age, with some rubbing and light wear evident around the panel edges. New endpapers. Some marginal dust marks evident internally, otherwise very bright and clean. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 1st edition, 1st printing. With "baker" not "butcher" on p.83. With one page of advertisements at back. Physical description: xi, [3], [3]-83 p. : illus., frontis., plates ; 18.5 cm. Genre: Poetry - Juvenile literature - English - 19th century.

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      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1876. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1876. Later printing. Hardcover. Spine gilt dull. Near Fine in a later cloth slipcase. Publisher's brown cloth; 251 pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece portrait of Emerson. First published in 1846. This copy is SIGNED by the author "R. Waldo Emerson/April 13, 1876" on the second blank.

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        Discoveries & Surveys in New Guinea and the D'Entrecasteaux Islands : a cruise in Polynesia and visits to the pearl-shelling stations in Torres Straits of H.M.S. Basilisk. New Guinea & Polynesia.

      John Murray, London 1876 - With maps and illustrations. First edition. xx, 328pp (last blank); 20pp publisher's adverts, frontis & 3 other plates, 4 maps (two coloured, one folding at rear). Original blue cloth over bevelled boards, gilt vignettes on the upper board and spine; rebacked with the original (faded) spine laid down. Fading to the margins of the endpapers, hinges reinforced with Japanese tissue. A little spotting early and late, the folding map with some old repairs to folds, leaving light staining; otherwise a good clean copy *** Ferguson 12801. *** Please use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      GAUME FRERES ET J. DUPREY / LOUIS VIVES 1876 - R260174220: 18 volumes (6 par series) d'environ 500 à 700 pages. Dos de cuir rouge, titres roulettes et filets dorés. Papier noir et rouge sur les plats. Etiquettes et tampons de bibliothèque. Epidermures. Quelques couverture partiellement décolorées. Manque sur le revêtement des plats du tome 1 de la 2e série. Auréoles sur quelques dos. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos fané. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840-Littératures des langues romanes. Littérature française [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Bibliotheque de la Paix Sociale

      Tours - Alfred Mame et Fils, 1876. Tours - Alfred Mame et Fils, 1876 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A work on the library of social peace. In French. Second Edition. Pierre Guillaume Frederic le Play (April 11, 1806, La Riviere-Saint-Sauveur near Honfleur France - April 5, 1882, Paris), was a French engineer, sociologist, and economist. Condition: Disbound. Textblock is firmly bound. Age-toning and foxing to front and rear pages and scattered foxing throughout. Ink stamps to title page and two further pages. Slight marginal tide-marks to head of all pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. Imprenta de Miguel Ginesta. 1876-1881. Holandesa con puntas. 23X16. 4Vol. 1vol, LXXX+458Pag+2h. 2vol, VIII+546Pag+2h. 3vol, 666Pag+2h. 4vol, XXXIV+573Pag+2h. Obra dedicada a las leyes y costumbres de Cataluna, Mallorca y Valencia. Rarissima Obra. Ref 6.4 Biblioteca A.

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        The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay

      London - Longmans, Green and Co., 1876. London - Longmans, Green and Co., 1876 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A biography encompassing the 'Life and Letters' of Lord Macaulay, written by his nephewGeorge Otto Trevelyan and with a portrait of Macaulay to frontispiece of volume one. Bound by Maclehose, Glasgow with binder's stamp to front free endpapers. First edition. In two volumes complete. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay PC (1800 - 1859) was a British poet, historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer, and on British history. He also held political office as Secretary at War between 1839 and 1841 and Paymaster-General between 1846 and 1848Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet OM, PC (1838 - 1928) was a British statesman and author. In a ministerial career stretching almost 30 years, he was most notably twice Secretary of State for Scotlandunder William Ewart Gladstone and the Earl of Rosebery. Also a writer and historian, Trevelyan published The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, his maternal uncle, in 1876. With previous owner's bookplates to front pastedowns and with a clipping ofpublication details tipped-in to front pastedown and a further clipping detailing the life of Trevelyan tipped-in to front free endpaper to volume one. Condition: Handsomely bound in tree calf. Externally, in a lovely condition with only minor shelfwear to extremities. Front hinge to volume one strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout but with slight scattered foxing almost entirely to endpapers and a couple of slight closed tears to front free endpaper. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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      James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co., Boston 1876 - Publisher's brown cloth; 251 pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece portrait of Emerson. First published in 1846. This copy is SIGNED by the author "R. Waldo Emerson/April 13, 1876" on the second blank. Spine gilt dull. Near Fine in a later cloth slipcase [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Geographical Distribution of Animals with a study of the relations of living and extinct faunas as elucidating the past changes of the earth's surface, 2 Volumes, complete

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1876. First edition. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1876. First edition. Light edge wear to cloth; a tight, bright and clean copy in near fine condition.. Pp. xxi, (1), 503, with 5 color maps (2 double page and 1 triple-page foldout) and 13 black-and-white woodcut plates; pp. viii, (4), 607, (2, ads) with 2 color maps and 7 black-and-white woodcut plates. Publisher's original brown cloth, lettered in gilt on the spines and with gilt scene of tropical birds and the aye-aye on the front covers, lg 8vo. The first American edition of this scarce work that established evolutionary zoogeography as a field of study. This is Wallace's most well-known work. Signature of entomologist George Wheeler Jr. dated 1938 on the front blank endpaper. There is also another unintelligible signature on the same endpaper.

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        LES OISEAUX GIBIER. Chasse - Moeurs - Acclimatation.

      1876 - Paris, J. Rothschild, 1876. Petit in-folio (288 X 362) demi-chagrin vert lierre, dos cinq nerfs, fleuron doré dans les compartiments, auteur et titre dorés, nom de l'éditeur en queue, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque); (1) f. blanc, (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre imprimé en rouge et noir, frontispice, 140 pages, 44 planches couleurs hors-texte sous serpente, (1) f. blanc. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de ce TRÈS BEAU LIVRE SUR LA CHASSE DU GIBIER À PLUME. Il est illustré de 45 SUPERBES CHROMOTYPOGRAPHIES à pleine page, dont le frontispice, et de nombreuses vignettes dans le texte en sépia. Les planches sont imprimées sur vélin fort, et les coloris, vifs, sont d'une grande fraicheur. La qualité d'impression est telle qu'on pourrait croire qu'il s'agit de dessins originaux. Chaque variété d'oiseaux est décrite avec soin: coq de bruyère, perdrix, caille, pluvier, bécassine, cygne et oie, bernache, canard, sarcelle, macreuse, etc. Le texte est composé avec soin, avec pour chaque nouvelle notice une belle et grande lettrine en sépia. «Beau volume, assez rare, qui, d'après Souhart, n'aurait été tiré qu'à 300 exemplaires » (Thiébaud). BEL EXEMPLAIRE, conservé dans sa solide reliure de l'époque. (Thiébaud, 538 - Souhart, 277 - Schwerdt, I-294, «A valuable book on game birds » - Jeanson, 1ère vente, 304). FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        New Lands Within the Arctic Circle. 2 Volumes.

      Macmillan., London 1876 - Vol:1 xxxi, 335pp, map, coloured frontis, illustrations, Vol: 2xiv, 303pp, map, illustrations. Narrative of the discoveries of the Austrian ship 'Tegetthoff' in the years 1872-1874. Stamps to half-titles, medium wear but good on shelves. 2.4kg. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      O. O. u. D.. 136 nn. Bll. mit zahlreichen (davon 11 ganzs.) eh. Aufzeichnungen und 17 (einmontierten bzw. beiliegenden) eh. Briefen diverser Schreiber (u.a. von Franz von Dingelstedt, Luise Erhart und Theodor Liedtcke), eingeklebten Rezensionen, Programmzetteln u.ä. Zeitgen. Pappband. 4to.. Josef Grünstein war Berufssoldat in der österreichischen Marine, ehe er Journalist - u. a. Redakteur beim 'Berliner Fremdenblatt' - und freiberuflicher Schriftsteller wurde. Der Einakter 'Maidenspeech' ist Grünsteins erste dramatische Arbeit und wurde am 16. März 1876 im Königlichen Schauspielhaus in Berlin uraufgeführt. Über die Premiere hieß es u. a.: "'Maidenspeech' wird bald Repertoirstück aller hervorragenden Bühnen werden" (Deutsch-österreichische Theaterzeitung vom 19. März 1876). Im Jahr darauf wurde 'Maidenspeech' u. a. am Münchner Hoftheater und am Hamburger Thaliatheater gleichfalls mit großem Beifall begrüßt. Für Luise Erhart, die Darstellerin der Gräfin Rüden in der Uraufführung, war es eine ihrer letzten Rollen, da sie 1878 ihren Abschied von der Bühne nahm; Theodor Liedtcke, der den Grafen Holms spielte, war bis 1889 Ensemblemitglied des Berliner Hoftheaters.

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        Chasse du sanglier, du renard, du blaireau et du lapin

      Paris, Auguste Aubry, Editeur, 1876. Grand In - 8, reliure en demi - basane verte, dos lisse à titres dorés, 2 ff. n. ch., 162 p., 1 Edition originale TRES RARE, tirée à 150 exemplaires. Avec une préface de Joseph La Vallée (pour le sanglier). Reliure modeste (tampon de bibliothèque de garnison) avec des usures marquées sur les coiffes. Rares taches. Thiébaud, 444. a relié Bon état

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        HISTORY OF THE MONGOLS, FROM THE 9TH TO THE 19TH CENTURY. Part I: Mongols Proper and the Kalmuks. * Part II: So-Called Tartars of Russia and Central Asia, is divided into 2 separate volumes. * Part III: Mongols of Persia. With maps by E. G. Ravenstein.

      London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1876-1888 (First Edition).. Gr.-8°, Halbleder. 17 x 26 cm. 4 vol. set, 2 fold out maps, XXVIII, 743; XXXIV, 626, 627-1087; X, 776pp. 3 parts in 4 volumes, vol. 2 in 2 parts, 3/4 signed leather binding from Tout Binder. t.e.g. uncut and Vol. III unopend. The work was an instant success from its first issue and is the major reliable source for the complete history of the Mongols, from the rise of Khubilai Khan to his descendants, Chakhars the Forty-nine Bannars, the Buriats, Choros, Keriats, Torguts, Khoshotes, Batu, rival families, Khans of Kazan & Krim, Golden Horde, White Horde and Kirghiz Kazaks, Uzbegs in Mavera, Khiva, Sheibanids of Turan the Nogais, Karakalpaks, Siberian Tartars, Gaikhatu Khan &c. With maps by E.G. Ravenstein. Very good copy.

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        THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK An Agony in Eight fits. By Lewis Carroll. With Nine Illustrations By Henry Holiday.

      First Edition. Tiny hole in spine; else an unusually fine, fresh copy, complete with the loosely inserted 'Easter Greeting' in its rare first state. On February 5th 1876 Dodgson noted in his Diary: In the afternoon I wrote a large piece of MS. For An Easter Letter which I am again thinking of printing to insert in copies of my Easter book?. And on March 22cnd: 2.30a.m. I have been sitting up, finishing the MS. Of a little 'Easter Letter' to put into copies of 'The Snark.' Though all eight printings of an 'Easter Greeting' are scarce, the first is notoriously so.

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        Dictionnaire de la Langue Dene-Dindjie. Dialectes Montagnais ou Chippewayan, Peax de Lievre et Laoucheux. Renfermant en outre un grand nombre de termes propres a sept autres dialectes de la meme langue, precede d'une monographie des dene-dindjie d'une

      Leroux Paris 1876. Half-leather LXXXV, 367 S. Guter Zustand/ Good, 5 +1 folded plates. With a dedication by Petitot to Cardinal Pietra. Cover shows wear at edges and corners, inside very good condition, only few small foxing.. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei ***

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        Old English Homes; a Summer's Sketch Books

      Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., London 1876 - A beautiful copy with extraordinarily bright publisher's cloth and all twenty-three hand-mounted albumen photographs all in pristine condition, lacking the fading endemic to some copies nor is their the foxing that sometimes occurs and showing great Medieval homes and interiors including Penhurst, Knole, Hever Castle and Stoke Poges Church, however, it does have new endpapers and a bit of touch up to spine ends otherwise a very handsome copy. (scene of Grey's Elegy). viii, 215 pages 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

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        Reports of Foreign Societies on Awarding Medals to the American Arctic Explorers, Kane, Hayes, Hall

      U.S. Naval Observatory. [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Naval Observatory 1876, 1st Edition. () [1-3], 4-70pp. Fine. Tall octavo. Original limp blue, cloth-covered boards. Gilt titles to front board. One corner lightly bumped and a few scratches to the cloth. Contemporary gift inscription to ffep. Small marginal tear to one page archivally repaired. Front and rear flyleaves age toned and a few spots of foxing, else an excellent copy. With photographic frontis of Henry Grinnell's, Advance Rescue medal. Text in French and English. A collection of the awards given by foreign associations to Elisha Kent Kane, Isaac Hayes, and Charles Francis Hall for their Arctic explorations. Includes the text of the proclamation associated with each award. With a photographic frontis of a medal. Rare in commerce. American Exchange records zero copies having appeared at auction..

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        Ausgewählte Kunstwerke aus dem Schatze der Reichen Capelle in der königl. Residenz zu München. Mit Genehmigung seiner Majestät des Königs Ludwig II. herausgegeben ,Imp.- Fol.

      Mchn., Zettler 1876. Tit., 4 Bll. u. 40 chromolith. Tafeln, jeweils mit Textbl., lose in Ohldr.-Mappe, Abb., Gebrauchsspuren guter Zustand,.

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        Underground Jerusalem: An Account of Some of the Principal Difficulties Encountered in its Exploration and the Results Obtained. With a Narrative of an Expedition Through the Jordan Valley and a Visit to the Samaritans

      London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1876. London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1876 xx, 559 pgs. b/w plates, text illustrs. & 1 folding plan (all accounted for) I will mention here that the plates and the folding plan have suffered some moisture damage, leaving darker rings on the paper. Several other pages have lesser moisture evidence, with the majority of the text unaffected. Please see photos provided and note that others are available by email. Decorative cloth binding is faded on the back panel and a little smudged on the front. Expect light wear to cloth at spine ends & gently bumped corners. Front and back hinges are weak but holding. Small corner tear to front free endpaper. A scarce title with several faults. Other photos available. Inquiry's welcome.. First Edition. 8vo. Vg/No Jacket. Hard Cover.

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        Original United States Flag, issued after the admission of the State of Colorado

      The 38th state joined the union on August 1, 1876 (thereafter often called the â??Centennial Stateâ?). This flag measures approximately 17 x 23 1/2â?, printed on what appears to be silk; some stains, minor fading and fraying; very good. Probably an early example: 34 of the stars are arranged on the blue background in a circle, an additional star in each corner. The official flag adopted on July 4th, 1877 and in use for the next 13 years arranged the representative stars in horizontal rows of 8 stars/ 7 stars/ 8 stars/ 7 stars/ 8 stars; with the standard red and white stripes representing the 13 original states.

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        Centennial Memorial Declaration of Independence

      New York: James D. McBride, Printed by the Colombian Publishing Company, , 1876.. New York: James D. McBride, Printed by the Colombian Publishing Company, 1876. The Centennial commemoration reproducing the original Declaration of Independence with all signatures (some broadsides were issued with either advertisements or an image of Independence Hall, obscuring some signatures). Approximately 19 x 13.5 inches. With the Department of Interior's printed seal, and the facsimile signature of the Secretary of the Interior, stating that this item is "perfect Facsimile of the original document now on deposit in the Patent Office at Washington, D. C." Matted and framed. In near fine condition. An excellent example of this rarity.

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        The hunting of the snark : an agony, in eight fits / By Lewis Carroll. with nine illustrations by Henry Holiday

      London : Macmillan and Co. 1876 - 1st edition, 1st printing. With "baker" not "butcher" on p.83. With one page of advertisements at back. Physical description: xi, [3], [3]-83 p. : illus., frontis., plates ; 18.5 cm. Genre: Poetry - Juvenile literature - English - 19th century. Very good copy in the original cream cloth. Rebacked with the original spine laid back. The cloth is somewhat dust-toned as with age, with some rubbing and light wear evident around the panel edges. New endpapers. Some marginal dust marks evident internally, otherwise very bright and clean. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 1 Kg. 83 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        El rito Escoces antiguo y aceptado. Ilustraciones de los Emblemas de los treinta y tres grados. Con una corta descripcion de cada uno. Como los practica el supremo consejo de Escocia. Caracas, Rojas hermanos 1876. Kl. Fol. 4 Bll. (Titel u. Einleitung) mit 33 farblithogr. Tafeln mit je 1 Bl. Text, Lwd. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Deckeltit.

      . . Vgl. Wolfstieg 35749 (engl. u. span. Ausg.).- Sehr seltene erste spanische Ausgabe u. seltener Druck aus Caracas (kein Ex. im KVK u. WorldCat nachweisbar).- Vortitel mit kl. ergänztem Eckabriss, etw. gebräunt, Textbl. tls. mit kl. Randläsuren, Tafeln in den unt. Ecken tls. fingerfleckig, mehrf. gestempelt, Rücken ergänzt. # Very rare first Spanish edition and rare print from Caracas (no copy on KVK and WorldCat detectable).- With 33 colored lithographed plates with Coat of Arms of the 33 Degrees of the Rito Escoces.

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        Sailing Directory for the Indian Ocean - A Directory for the Navigation of the Indian Ocean, with Descriptions of Its Coasts, Etc., From the Cape of Good Hope to the Strait of Sunda and Western Australia, Including Also the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf;

      Published for Richard Holmes Laurie, 1876. Published for Richard Holmes Laurie, 1876. Black/gilt embossed covers. ."The Winds, Moonsoons and Currents, and the Passages from Europe to its Various Ports. Preface vi. Table of Geographical Positions, Magnetic Variations, ect. xiii xxxvi. 16 colored foldout charts, maps, illustrations, tables. 1215 pgs. Index. Rare copy in excellent condition.. Maritime. Hardcover. Very Good.

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      [Bangor. 1846-1876]. - Approximately [89] leaves, pasted with numerous clippings. Several small pamphlets or other pieces laid or pasted in. Folio. Original three-quarter sheep and boards. Spine and corners heavily worn, boards heavily worn. Leaves loose or loosening. Light foxing and soiling. Good. Henry Little (b. 1788) was the proprietor of Henry Little & Co., a Bangor nursery specializing in fruit trees, which flourished in the 1840s and 1850s. He was a veteran of the War of 1812 and was present at Castine when it was captured by the British. In 1829, then residing in Bucksport, he joined the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Little moved to Bangor in 1836, where he established his nursery and became a leading figure in Maine horticulture. His life was spent in dedicated pursuit of the best fruit varieties for New England culture, and he wrote numerous articles on the subject which he contributed to local and national periodicals. He was a founder and long-time president of the Bangor Horticultural Society, president of the Maine Board of Agriculture, and a regular Maine delegate to national pomological conventions. In 1873, Col. Little moved to Boston to be near his children, at which time he was presented with a gold-headed cane by the citizens of Bangor. ^His scrapbook contains numerous clippings of his horticultural articles, some of which were published anonymously. Also included in the scrapbook are various addresses, his reports of conventions and exhibitions, his accounts of Canadian travel, an occasional letter written to him, articles of interest, poems, prints, and other similar items. His annotations are evident throughout. Among the more interesting individual items are a manuscript diagram of Little's property in Bangor, showing positions of buildings and gardens, all labeled, and a trimmed but still striking broadside advertisement for Little's nursery (dated 1846), with the fruits hand- colored, possibly by Little himself. A tantalizing aspect is that Little used an earlier account book containing his nursery accounts to create this scrapbook, which, though obscured by the current contents, could be revealed by careful conservation. ^A fascinating artifact from this important Maine horticulturalist.

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        The History of the Anglo-Saxons

      London - William Tegg and Co., 1876. London - William Tegg and Co., 1876 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated edition of this history with illustrations to frontispiece and title page and numerous engraved illustrations throughout. With several fold out maps of Britain at different times to rear. A new edition, illustrated. Sir Francis Palgrave FRS, born Francis Ephraim Cohen, (1788 6 July 1861) was an English historian. He was knighted in 1832, and was known in his day as an antiquarian. Condition: Expertly rebacked, preserving original boards, in an armorial calf binding. Externally, sound but with some bumping and wear to extremities and slight marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout but with the odd spot to first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Bibliotheca Historica Italica cura et studio Societatis Longobardicae historiae studiis promovendis. Volumen primus [-quartus].

      edente Caj. Brigola Bibliopola,, Mediolani, 1876 - 4 volumi in-4 (cm. 31), elegante legatura successiva in m. pergamena e angoli con titolo in oro ai dorsi e piatti marmorizzati (esclusi i piatti del terzo tomo), conservata la brossura originale. Carta in ottimo stato e fresca, solo pochissime sporadiche fioriture. Edizione originale di opera importante e non comune. Aprono il primo tomo alcune cronache inedite: l'Historia rerum in Insubribus gestarum sub Gallorum dominio e i due libri di Effemeridi scritti da Scipione Vegio; i quattro libri Rerum gestarum di Gaudenzio Merula; i Commentarii De Bello Gallico di Johannis Baptistae Speciani e la Cronaca di Cremona, di anonimo scrittore. Il secondo tomo contiene la prima parte del Codice Diplomatico di Lodi a cura di Cesare Vignati; il terzo comprende la seconda parte e il quarto il seguito di quest'ultima; infine vi è un'appendice con gli Statuta Vetera Laudae preceduta da 1 tav. f.t. Cfr. Hoepli 1403. Ottimo esemplare.

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        The Serious Poems of Thomas Hood

      London - Ward, Lock and Co., 1876. London - Ward, Lock and Co., 1876 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of the serious poetical works of Thomas Hood. A new and complete edition. Illustrated throughout with many engravedvignettes. Condition: In a half-calf binding with marbled boards. Externallysound with rubbing and a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and mainy clean, with just the odd patch of foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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        Handbuch der Palaeontologie. 5 Bände.

      München und Leipzig, Oldenbourg, 1876-93.. (24,5 x 16 cm). Zus. über 4300 S. Mit über 3400 Abbildungen. Dekorative Halblederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung.. Vollständiges Exemplar von Zittels Hauptwerk. Es enthält die Forschungsergebnisse von 20 Jahren und stellt die fossilen Tiergruppen, auf der Grundlage der Deszendenztheorie, zusammenfassend dar. - Zittel (1839-1904) war der führende Palaeontologe des 19. Jahrhunderts. Er begründet mit obigem Werk "eine den neueren biogenetischen Anschauungen angepaßte Lehre dieser Wissenschaft" (Darmstaedter). Der 1. Teil (in 4 Bänden) enthält die Palaeozoologie, der 2. Teil (in 1 Band) die von P. Schimper und A. Schenk bearbeitete Palaeophythologie. - Exlibris. Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt dekoratives Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. Innen sehr sauber. - DSB 14, 626; Darmstaedter S. 706.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Urkunde: "Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft. Wir Präsident und Regierungsrath des Kantons Zürich urkunden hiermit dass wir Herrn Pfarrer Friedrich Heumann in Herrliberg zum Mitglied der Bezirksschulpflege..."

      . Blattgrösse 50x36 cm. 1 Blatt lithographiert von C. Knüsli mit kaligraphischer Schrift und Wappen Zürichs, datiert Zürich, den 4. Mai 1876, handschriftlich unterschrieben vom Staatsschreiber Gottfried Keller und vom Regierungspräsidenten Ziegler. Mit Blindstempel. In Glasrahmen..

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        A Caricature History of the Georges

      sp; - London - Chatto and Windus8 by 5.5; (xi)639pp., 32pp., 1876. sp; - London - Chatto and Windus8 by 5.5; (xi)639pp., 32pp., 1876 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming caricature history of the Kings George, and their various subjects generally. This lovely volume, illustrated with occasional monochrome plates and an abundance of vignettes, paints a colourful and lighthearted picture of the Hanoverian monarchs and their stereotypical subjects at all levels of society. Condition: Bound in publisher's original cloth. Generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Lovely bottle-green colour; gilt vignette to front board; gilt embellishments and lettering to spin. Bumping to head and tail of spine. Internally, generally firmly bound (but slightly tender as a whole). Front hinge strained. Very bright and clean throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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        MY LIFE AS AN ANGLER. By William Henderson.

      W. Satchell, Peyton & Co. London. - (1876) 1879 2nd edition. Large 8vo (151 x 229mm). Ppxvi,312. B/w photograph frontispiece, woodcuts by Edmund Evans. Leather-backed dark green decorative cloth gilt. Inner hinge starting very slightly, but a very good clean copy. "A book to be set apart and in the best company. It is one of the most sterling and attaching of modern angling books, and possesses several of the qualities that have rendered Iz. Walton's writings household words - his simplicity, naivite and honest benevolence." (Westwood & Satchell). "We have received many requests for this classic Victorian memoir. William Henderson's book is a richly entertaining account of fishing adventures, mostly in the North (the author was a carpet manufacturer from Durham) on such rivers as the Wear, Coquet and Tweed. Henderson knew some legendary fly-tyers of the time, including John Younger, the St Boswells shoemaker and author, James Wright of Sprouston (to whom we owe the Greenwell's Glory among other historic patterns), and Percival S. Wilkinson, whose famous salmon fly was regarded for years as the essential Tweed medicine." (Flyfisher's Classic Library catalogue, 2003). Dark green leather-backed cloth, titled in gilt on spine and upper board, ornately decorated with gilt spine vignette and upper board design of fish and line; heavy boards and bevelled edges. 8vo. (160mm x 230mm). Binding B. A superior binding, quarter-bound in green leather over green cloth boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FLEURS DE LA PALESTINE. 54 feuilles en chromo-lithographie, dessinées, d'après nature.

      S.D. (1876), C.F. Spittler - Grand in-8 ( 265 X 190 mm ) cartonnage d'éditeur de percaline vert-amande, dos lisse orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, décor orientaliste en noir et or sur plats biseautés, titre doré dans un grand cartouche, toutes tranches dorées. 3 feuillets de titre, préface par Félix BOVET et table des matières ( liste des plantes en latin, français, anglais et allemand ), 54 planches en chromolithographie protégées par des serpentes blanches de papier fin. Edition originale. Petit accroc à la coiffe supérieure, les planches sont fraîches et les couleurs sont vives, très bel exemplaire. Botanique Israel Palestine fleurs Flore [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Praxis der Naturgeschichte. Ein vollständiges Lehrbuch über das Sammeln lebender und toter Naturkörper; deren Beobachtung, Erhaltung und Pflege im freien und gefangenen Zustand; Konservation, Präparation und Aufstellung in Sammlungen etc., - Erster Teil: Taxidermie oder die Lehre vom Beobachten, Konservieren, Präpariren und Naturaliensammeln auf Reisen, Ausstopfen und Aufstellen der Thiere etc. - Nebst einem Atlas von 10 Tafeln nach Zeichnungen von L. Martin jun. und Friedr. Specht. - Zweiter Theil: Dermoplastik und Museologie oder das Modellieren der Thiere und Aufstellen und Erhalten von Naturaliensammlungen. - Nebst einem Atlas von 10 Tafeln nach Zeichnungen von Paul Meyerheim, Friedr. Specht und L. Martin jun. - Dritter Theil, Erste

      Weimar, Voigt, 1876 - 1880. - Mit insgesamt 32 lithographischen Tafeln, X, 216 Seiten, 2 Bll.; XVI, 295 Seiten, 1 nn. S.; XII, 252 Seiten, 2 Bll., XV, 1 nn. S., 210 Seiten, 3 Bll. (Verlagswerbung). Nissen ZBI, 2713. - Philipp Leopold Martin (1815 - 1885) war ein deutscher Naturforscher, Ornithologe und Tierpräparator. Obwohl Autodidakt, war er einer der bedeutendsten Tierpräparatoren seiner Zeit. Er gilt als der Begründer der modernen Dermoplastik und als Pionier des modernen, der Volksbildung verpflichteten Naturkundemuseums. Auf ihn geht u. a. die Einführung von "Dioramen" zurück. Das sind große "Schaukästen" die Tiergruppen vor gemaltem Hintergrund in ihrer natürlichen Umgebung zeigen, wie sie auch heute noch in zahlreichen Museen zu sehen sind. In seiner Aufsatzreihe „Das deutsche Reich und der internationale Thierschutz" verwendete er als Erster, bereits 1871 den Begriff „Naturschutz" in seiner heutigen Bedeutung und wurde damit zum einem der Vordenker des Naturschutzes in Deutschland. Sein hier vorliegender Magnum Opus war über Jahrzehnte hinweg das grundlegende Standardwerk für Tierpräparatoren. Besonders gesucht ist der von Bruno Dürigen bearbeitete, umfangreiche Teil über Haltung und Zucht von Reptilien und Amphibien sowie die Zucht der ersten tropischen Aquarienfische (Makropoden) in Teil 3, zweite Hälfte. - Einband leicht berieben, Gelenke und Kapitale etwas stärker, Ecken leicht bestoßen, Titel Band 1 mit zwei, die restlichen Titelblätter und der vordere Vorsatz mit je einem kleinen Bibliotheksstempel, stellenweise etwas gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. Deckel der Tafelmappe berieben und fleckig, die Orig.-Broschurumschläge mit etwas stärkeren Gebrauchspuren, fleckig und mit Randläsuren bzw. kleinen Fehlstellen. Wenige Tafeln mit kleineren Randläsruren, ansonsten sauber und wohlerhalten. Insgesamt gute Exemplare. Absolut vollständig wie hier vorliegend, ist das Werk nahezu unauffindbar ! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Text: Gr.-8° (22,5 x 14,5 cm) - Atlanten: Quer-4° (24 x 32,5 cm), Text: Dunkelbrauner Halblederband der Zeit über vier unechten Bünden, mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und etwas Rückenvergoldung sowie dreiseitig marmoriertem Schnitt. Atlanten: Illustrierte Orig.-Broschur mit Deckeltitel, in Halbleinenmappe der Zeit. Teile 1 und 2 in zweiter, Teil 3 in erster Auflage. Drei Bände (vier Teile) in einem Band gebunden und drei Atlanten in einem Band. Zwei Bände.

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        Codigo de Extranjeria de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos.

      1876 - Nineteenth-Century Mexican Laws Concerning Aliens [Mexico]. Azpiroz, Manuel. Codigo de Extranjeria de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos: Ensayo de Codificacion Publicado Bajo los Auspicios del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Por el de Instruccion Publica, Adoptado para la Ensenanza en la Escuela Nacional de Jurisprudencia. Mexico [City]: Imp. de Jens y Zapiain, 1876. xv, 321 pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary quarter sheep over pebbled cloth, gilt fillets and title to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, shelf number to front pastedown, small inkstamp (and bookseller stamp) to title page. A nice copy of a scarce title. * Only edition. A codification of all laws about aliens, including diplomatic and consular representatives. It has two parts. The first reviews Mexican law, the second compares it to the laws of the United States, Germany and Italy. Clagett and Valderrama, A Revised Legal Guide to the Law & Legal Literature of Mexico 246. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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