The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1876

        TURKISTAN Notes of a Journey in Russian Turkistan, Khokand, Bukhara, and Kuldja

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington 1876. . 1st Ed. 2 vols. xii + 411pp. + 24pp. publ. adverts. + [x] + 463pp. 20 plates, 3 folding maps and numerous text ills. With institutional stamps to, institutional bookplates, some light marginal browning, original gilt lettered cloth with gilt ills. upper boards and spines, professionally rebacked with original spines laid down, minor signs of wear. Among the most able and impartial works written on the Russian operations in Central Asia, written by one of the leading authorities. The author travelled extensively in the region and was secretary to the U.S. legation in St. Petersburg and Consul General at Constantinople.& ‘Monumental, a classic on the subject’ Lord Curzon. Additional postage may be necessary. US$523

      [Bookseller: Francis Edwards Bookshop]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Historia geográfica, geológica y estadística de FILIPINAS

      1876 - Con datos geográficos, geológicos y estadísticos de las Islas de Luzón, Visayas, Mindanao y Joló, y los que corresponden a las Islas Batanes, Calamianes, Balabac, Mindoro, Masbate, Ticao y Burias, situadas al N. SO.  De Luzón. Tomo 1º Isla de Luzon ? Tomo 2º Visayas y Mindanao Manila, imprenta de Ramírez y Giraudier. 1876. 2 vols. 4º m., 281 x 183 mm, cubiertas originales, muy frágiles, intonso, sin desbarbar. Restos de adhesivos en portada y hojas finales., por lo demás perfecto ejemplar, tal y como salió de imprenta.  412 p., 2 hs. + 521 p. multitud de estados plegados y mapas litografiados de las islas plegados. Obra rara en comercio, uno de los estudios más extensos del territorio Filipino.   Filipinas, Islas de Luzón, Visayas, Mindanao, Joló, Islas Batanes, Calamianes, Balabac, Mindoro, Masbate, Ticao, Burias, Manila

      [Bookseller: ArteyGrafía. com / Elena Gallego]
 2.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        Leaves of Grass, author's edition

      Camden, NJ: Walt Whitman, printed by Smith and McDougal. 1876. Author's Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1876, Author's Edition. 384 pp., with 2 portrait plates of Whitman. This is the second printing of the 1876 ed., with cancel title page. (no facsimile of WW's signature). Hardcover, 8vo., original 3/4 cream colored leather with marbled boards, leather and gilt title label, yellow endpapers. Near Fine, with minor scuffing to the leather. Beautiful clean, bright contents. Strong binding. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Atlas of the State of Wisconsin, including Statistics and Descriptions of Its History, Educational Institutions, Geology, Railroads, Natural Resources, and Manufacturing Interests

      Boston and Detroit: Walling, Tackabury & Co.. 1876. First edition. Leather Bound. Good. First Edition. c.1876. Hardcover. Cloth. Quarter leather. Gilt titles. Marbled endpapers. Elephant Folio. 130pp. + 32pp. Business Cards of Patrons. Includes 69 maps - 60 single page color maps, 9 double page colored maps. Good. Heavy rubbing / cracking to leather, heavy edgewear with loss to cloth and leather along bottom front edge and corner, light loss to foot of spine, corners rubbed clean of leather and light ly bumped, hinges cracked, edgewear and fading to eps, loss to bottom corner pp.5-8, 1-inch tear to top margin of p.38, staining to inner margin pp.60- 63, pencil / pen notation to p.69, loss to corner of pp.89-90 affecting only a tiny bit of map corner on p.89, occasional soil / finger smudges to contents mostly contained in the margins, mild rippling to contents.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Kwan-Ko-Dzu-Setsu: Notice Historique et descriptive sur les Arts et industries Japonais. Art Céramique(I-V), Poterie

      - Editeurs Mess. H. Ahrens, 1876-1878. 5 + 5 vols. 27cm. Cartonné. Remarquable étude sur la céramique ancienne japonaise, composé par cinq album oblongue illustré avec 89 gravures xilographique et cinq petits livrets avec les traductions des textes en français, le tout dans une enveloppe en toile un peu défraîchies. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquário do Chiado]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Autograph letter signed.

      Bayreuth, 5. III. 1876. - Large 8vo. 4 pp. on double leaf. To an unnamed member of the Wagner Society of Cologne, on a scheduled concert at the Gürzenich concert hall and his participation in it: "[.] I am quite satisfied with its program, but I prefer to do the prelude to Lohengrin instead of the Walkürenritt ["Ride of the Valkyries"] which I really dislike to play, not at least because of the enormously huge orchestra which is necessary [.]". Moreover, Wagner writes on some concerts at Leipzig, Dresden, Breslau, Prag, Graz, and Pest, he had refused to give, and a concert at London, which was organized by the British pianist and head of the Wagner Society of London, Edward Dannreuther (1844-1905). - WBV 6442.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Chapman and Hall. London. 1876. FIRST EDITION IN BOOKFORM. FOUR VOLUMES. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.4 inches). A very good set in original publishers brown cloth bindings. The boards with decorative panel design within a double ruled border, all in black. Spines ruled and lettered in gilt with black ruled lines to the top and bottom and decorative design in the space between the volume number and publisher name. Plain yellow endpapers. Two volumes have a small area of loss to the top of the spines. All volumes are rubbed to the edges and corners. Small area stained to the blank endpapers and about one-third of the fore edge on one volume. Another volume loose in the binding. Neat previous owners name, dated 1877, to the front free endpaper of each volume. Overall a very good set.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Macmillan and Co. London 1876. Near Fine First Edition Hardcover This is a First Edition hardcover book in a buff cloth binding with wonderfully illustrated covers and interior illustrations by Henry Holiday. The covers are blind-stamped with black ink fill. The end papers are black coated. There are 86 pages including a Macmillan advertisement for Lewis Carroll books. There are nine full page black and white line drawings by Henry Holiday. BOOK CONDITION: This handsome and well cared for book has a tight binding and is in very good to near fine condition. There are two small spots on the front cover that are not that noticeable because of the background color of the cloth. The corners are straight with a faint hint of bumping. The spine is complete with a bold title, slanted fonts, running up. The tips of the spine edges are curved in slightly. The black end papers have two small cut-outs from a catalog or newspaper composed in bookseller catalog format (British catalog - price in shillings) . They are tipped in near the spine. The hinge appears to have been neatly reinforced at some time. There are no marks or writing on the end papers except for a tiny graphite code on the rear end paper. The interior pages are all crisp and clean except for two small spots on two separate pages. There is a graphite price and code on the recto of the front end paper. All edges are a bright gilt. SLIPCASE: There is no jacket. This book has an acetate, see-through, removable cover and comes in a neatly made well fitting, clear, plexi-glass slipcase in nice condition. ; 8vo; 83 pages

      [Bookseller: Curio Corner Books]
 8.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  

        Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe (Romeo and Juliet in the Village)

      G. J. Goschen, Stuttgart, Germany, 1876. Very Good with no dust jacket. First Edition Thus. First Printing. Hard Cover Publisher?s full brown cloth, gilt decoration and lettering on spine and cover, all edges gilt, silk endpapers. This is the first separate edition of Keller?s classic story, which was originally published in 1856 in the two-volume collection entitled Die Leute von Seldwyla (The People of Seldwyla). The story is adapted from Shakespeare?s Romeo and Juliet, and is set in the fictitious town of Seldwyla, Switzerland. It is the source for Delius?s opera, A Village Romeo and Juliet (1907). Extremely rare. Text entirely in German. [Wilpert/Ghring 29]. Gift inscription on ffep (August 12, 1943); very slight shelf-wear at head, heel and corners; otherwise as new, unmarked, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. 128 pp

      [Bookseller: CRBooksellers]
 9.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  


      Bureaux De La Publication 1876 Former owner's name on front endpaper and title page. Occasional foxing ; Extremely scarce! A detailed accound of an adventure of a cyclist. Numerous b&w illustrations from ink drawings. Originally published in the periodical Le Velocipede Illustre starting in 1870 and collected here in book form. Red boards with gilt lettering and gilt pictorial design. Decorative black pattern along edges. All edges gilt. Brochure of a Danish Beach destination laid-in with 4-digit phone number ; 8vo; 266 pages

      [Bookseller: The Complete Traveller]
 10.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Officielles (offizielles) Wochenblatt für das Herzogthum Lauenburg, Jgg. 1868 – 1876 (in 7 Bänden).

      Ratzeburg, Freystatzky, 1868 – 1876. - Jahrgänge 1868 bis 1876 (gebunden in 7 Bänden). Jg. 1868: Nr. 1 - 99 und Register (899 S.); Jg. 1869: Nr. 1 - 78 und Extra-Ausgabe sowie Register (916, 439 S.); Jg. 1870: Nr. 1 bis 105 (572 S.); Jg. 1871: Nr. 1 bis 84 und Register (529, 18 S.); Jg. 1872: Nr. 1 bis 88 (418, 19 S.); Jg. 1873: Nr. 1 bis 14 und Register (71, 8 S.); Jg. 1874: Nr. 1 bis 44 und Register (340, 13 S.); Jg. 1875: Nr. 1 bis 49 und Register (534, 11 S.). Jg. 1876: Nr. 1 bis 18 und Extra-Ausgabe (120 S.). Enthalten sind unter anderem mehrere großformatige Falttafeln. de 4000 Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand, allenfalls Deckel geringfügig berieben. Seiten überwiegend sauber, allenfalls partiell leicht fleckig. Seite 415 des Jahresbandes 1871 mit kleiner Beschädigung. In toto sehr gut erhaltene Reihe dieses sehr seltenen Periodikums zur lauenburgischen Landesgeschichte. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Fachliteratur: Landesgeschichte) Die Jahrgangsbände enthalten alle in dem jeweiligen Jahr erschienenen Ausgaben des Wochenblatts (lediglich Nr. 79/1868 und 7/1874 fehlend, evtl. nicht erschienen). Halbleinenbände der Zeit, Jgg. 1868 und 1869 ohne Rückentutel, Jgg. 1970 bis 1976 mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Buchdeckel in anthrazitfarbener Marmorierung.

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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 Vol

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1876.. viii, 264 pp; viii, 266 pp. Sm. 4to. Publisher's red pictorial cloth decorated in black and gilt. First edition printed in color. Illus. with 180 chromolithograph plates (incl. 3 maps, 1 folding) many with multiple images. Howes C241. Lipperheide 1618. Pilling 689. See Sabin 11537 (1866). Streeter Sale 4277 (1866). Field 260 (1841). Wagner-Camp 84:4 (1841). 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). Very good copies, boards slightly scuffed and bumped, joints just starting, Vol. II rejointed, recased, and endpapers renewed, plates and text bright.

      [Bookseller: Tiber Books]
 12.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  


      William Clowes and Sons 1876 Boards lightly worn and with light waterstains. Front hinge started and with binding not tight. Small stamp on title page ; The rarest Burton! ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 59 pages

      [Bookseller: The Complete Traveller]
 13.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        The Compleat Angler Or The Contempative Man's Recreation. (Fine Binding)

      Eliot Stock 1876. Facsimile of the 1653 first edition 16mo. designed title and cuts of fishes, polished green levant morocco, super extra, gold-tooled panel design on sides, inside gold-tooled borders, green watered silk linings, gilt top edge, otherwise uncut. Bound by Chambolle-Duru. An exact facsimile reproduction of the First edition, the original being the most precious of all books in the literature of sport. Overall VG+, long ink inscription to first blank, some toning to the morroco, slight starting to hinge on right side of the spine. A very pleasing tight and ornately bound edition. 7750

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        CEYLON A General Description of the Island, Historical, Physical, Statistical. Containing the Most Recent Information. By a Late Officer of the Ceylon Rifles

      Chapman & Hall 1876. . 1st Ed. 2 vols. xvi + 424pp. + viii + 432pp. Folding map. Ex.-Ceylon Association in London with ink stamps to half titles, inscription, some very light browning, original gilt lettered dec. black embossed cloth, spines sl. chipped with sm. nick to head of upper joint of vol. 2. and rubbing to head of lower joint of vol. 1. Exhaustive work including Physical Geography Climate, Diseases Meteorology, Ancient Sinhalese History, Ancient and Modern Indian Vessels, Early intercourse between Ceylon and the West, Chinese Voyages an Intercourse with Ceylon, Arabian and Persian Accounts, Mediæval Travellers, Modern History; Population, Literature, Flora and Fauna, etc. US$1088

      [Bookseller: Francis Edwards Bookshop]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Report of the Exploring Expedition from Santa F, New Mexico, to the Junction of the Grand and Green Rivers of the Great Colorado of the West, in 1859, ... with Geological Report.

      vii, 152 pp., [22 lvs plates]. Cloth stamped in blind. First edition. Illus. with 11 chromolithograph landscape views, 3 black & white views, and 8 plates of fossil specimens. Lacking the map. Howes M179. Farquhar, Books of the Colorado River 23. Wagner-Camp 379b. Graff 2647. One of the last Army expeditions in the region, this was an exploration of parts of New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado during the summer of 1859, northward out of Santa Fe along the Old Spanish Trail, to discover if there were a practical railroad or wagon route through the San Juan River country to the southern settlements of Utah Territory (in case of further armed conflicts like the "Utah War"), and on to the west coast. The report found the mountainous terrain impractical for a railroad, and the weather too severe for permanent settlement. The Civil War delayed publication. Landscapes were drawn by J.S. Newberry, and chromolithographed by Sinclair of Philadelphia of whom it was said: "No landscape produced by a skillful painter in water-colors could be much more finely executed. The colors are blended and softened down with the nicety of pencil work, and the most delicate atmospheric effects are produced.." (Marzio: Democratic Art, p.32). Farquhar calls the lithograph of Shiprock "one of the most pleasing of the scenic views made in that epoch" (p. 19). Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. Spine ends and corners worn with minor loss else a very good copy, small bookplate on front pastedown, plates sharp, lacking the rear map.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
 16.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  

        Something about telegraph cables. Manuscript (20pp.)

      1876. Gibson, Henry H. Something about telegraph cables. A paper read before the Hornsea Mutual Improvement Society. Autograph manuscript signed. N.p., 1876 (date supplied in a different hand). [20]ff., stapled at the top. 318 x 203 mm. Right margins a little frayed.Gibson was a member of the shipbuilding family that founded the firm of Edward Gibson & Son in Hull, Yorkshire; he was also vice president of the Mutual Improvement Society in Hornsea, a town on the Yorkshire seacoast connected to Hull by rail. His manuscript, the text of a lecture he delivered before the Society in 1876, includes his firsthand account of the laying of the 1873 Atlantic cable between Valentia, Ireland and Heart's Content, Newfoundland, undertaken by the Anglo American Telegraph Company seven years after the first successful Atlantic cable was laid in 1866. The 1873 Atlantic cable, like the 1866 and unsuccessful 1865 cables, was laid by the Great Eastern, accompanied on this trip by the companion vessels Hibernia, Edinburgh and Robert Lowe. Gibson's manuscript describes the preparations made prior to departure, the features of the Great Eastern, the various tasks involved in cable laying (among them being numerous "calculations . . . made every few minutes" and tabulated every half hour), the crossing, and the ship's arrival at Heart's Content. Evidence in the manuscript suggests that Gibson was heavily involved in submarine cable laying; e.g. in the raising of the Malta-Alexandria cable (laid in 1868).Gibson's lecture begins with a brief history of telegraphy, from signal beacons and semaphores to the electric telegraph, which he regards as one of the wonders of the age: "New speeds along minute wires buried in the earth or sunk in the ocean, or stretched on poles in the air, telling of the fall of empires or the flight of kings, the price of stocks; of births and bankruptcies; of arrivals and accidents; of elopements and wrecks; of crops, or robberies, of murders and of markets; friends hundreds of miles apart may converse with one another as if in the same apartment." He describes the development of the electric telegraph from the experiments of the Bishop of Llandaff in 1784 to the technological innovations of his own day, paying special attention to the Atlantic Cable and its troubled history. He refers several times to information given to him by participants in earlier submarine cable ventures; e.g. Willoughby Smith, who gave Gibson a firsthand account of the laying of the Dover-Calais cable in 1850.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's ]
 17.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Old English Homes; a Summer's Sketch Books

      London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., 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. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Our Birds of Prey, or the Eagles, Hawks, and Owls of Canada

      Montreal: Dawson Bros, 1876. Cloth Bound. Ex-Library. viii, 154 p. text. 27 cm. 30 albumen photographs by William Notman. Brown cloth hardcover with gold and black impressing. Ex-library. Painted number on spine. Spine edges and corners worn. A "wave" to photo plates, apparently usual for this volume. Bookplate and reference labels as well as ink marks and stamps on endpapers. Small ink marks and ink stamp on rear of title and contents; these have bled through to opposite side of leaf. Ink stamp on top of text block. Vennor was a geologist, ornithologist, and meteorologist, born in Montreal in 1841. From 1865 to 1880 he was on the staff of the Geological Survey of Canada, and his reports contained much of practical value. The birds of prey featured include: falcons (including peregrine); hawks; buzzards; ospreys; bald eagles; owls; etc.

      [Bookseller: Attic Books]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Autograph letter signed to [Jabez] Hogg, discussing microbiology

      London, 1876. "I Was Able to Obtain Fermentation or Putrefaction with Well Marked Turbidity"Bastian, Henry Charlton (1837-1915). Autograph letter signed to Jabez Hogg (1817-99). [London,] March 6, 1876. 3pp. 114 x 90 mm. Traces of mounting on blank verso of second leaf, but fine otherwise.From Henry Bastian, a physician who made notable contributions to the emerging specialty of clinical neurology, and a pioneer writer on theories of the origin of life; to Jabez Hogg, ophthalmologist, microscopist and early adopter of the germ theory of disease. Bastian published important papers on aphasia (see Garrison-Morton 4622, 4629) and was the first to demonstrate "Bastian's law": that complete section of the upper spinal cord abolishes reflexes and muscular tone below the level of the lesion. Bastian is best known, however, for his defense of the doctrine of spontaneous generation (abiogenesis) in the face of accepted scientific opinion. In opposition to Pasteur, Koch, Tyndall and other bacteriologists, Bastian argued that there was no fixed boundary between organic and inorganic life, stating that "since living matter must have arisen from nonliving matter at an early stage in evolution, such a process could still be taking place" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). He can thus be seen as one of the first to consider the question of the origins of life from a scientific standpoint. Some of Bastian's experimental work in support of his views on abiogenesis (contrary to his intent) ended up advancing the progress of bacteriology. It was Bastian, for example, who showed that boiling did not destroy all bacteria, a finding that led to the discovery of heat-resistant spores.Bastian's letter to Hogg critiques the findings of John Tyndall, whose recent experiments had shown that air from which all dust and floating particles had been removed was incapable of generating bacterial life. The letter reads in part as follows:"I have no doubt that your surmises would prove perfectly correct concerning a certain number of Tyndall's solutions. Freedom from turbidity does not by any means imply absence of organisms-but in the experiments which he has imperfectly endeavored to repeat I was able to obtain fermentation or putrefaction with well marked turbidity . . ."Tyndall had undertaken his experiments specifically to discredit Bastian's theories of spontaneous generation. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Dictionary of Scientific Biography.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's ]
 20.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        On the illumination of lines of molecular pressure... bound with 3 other offprints (some presentation copies)

      London: Royal Society, 1876. Crookes, William (1832-1919). On the repulsion resulting from radiation. Parts III-IV. Offprint from Phil. Trans. 166 (1876). [325]-376pp. 2 plates, text illustrations. With: The Bakerian lecture. On the illumination of lines of molecular pressure and the trajectory of molecules. Offprint from Phil. Trans. 170 (1879). [2] 135-64pp. Chromolithographed plate, text diagrams. With: Contributions to molecular physics in high vacua. Offprint from Phil. Trans. 170 (1879). [2] 641-62pp. Text diagrams. Crookes' presentation inscription to John Fletcher Moulton on fragment of front wrapper. With: On the viscosity of gases and high exhaustions. With a note on the reduction of Mr. Crookes's experiments . . . by Professor G[eorge] G[abriel] Stokes. Offprint from Phil. Trans. (1881). [2] 387-446pp. 4 plates (3 fold.), text diagrams. Crookes' presentation inscription to Moulton on fragment of front wrapper. Together 4 offprints, 4to, bound in a single volume with two other works (see below). 296 x 225 mm. Half morocco c. 1883, rubbed, corners & extremities worn. Slight marginal browning, but fine. From the library of John Fletcher Moulton (1844-1921), with his bookplate. First Editions. The first of the offprints listed above deals with Crookes' earlier discovery of what he originally believed to be "light pressure" within a vacuum balance, as predicted by the corpuscular theory of light and Maxwell's electromagnetic theory. This phenomenon led him to invent the familiar four-vaned "light-mill" or radiometer; however, it was later found (by Johnstone Stoney) that the action of the radiometer was caused not by light pressure but by the internal movements of the molecules in the residual gas. Crookes had apparently not yet accepted Stoney's explanation when he wrote "On the repulsion resulting from radiation," since in paragraph 195 he speculates that the action of the radiometer is due to the absorption and radiation of heat. The remaining three offprints are from the series of research papers that Crookes began in 1878, investigating the possibility that the dark space coating the cathode in low-pressure electrical discharges (later named "Crookes' dark space") was somehow related to the layer of molecular pressure causing movement in the radiometer. "By attempting to determine the actual paths of 'lines of molecular pressure' on the analogy of Faraday's lines of magnetic force, Crookes came to work on the cathode rays, which until then had been the exclusive province of German experimentalists. An electric radiometer whose vanes acted as a cathode showed that the dark space separating the cathode from the cathode glow extended farther from the blackened side of the vane, and that only when the pressure was reduced to a point at which the dark space touched the sides of the radiometer tube did rotation occur. . . . With his thorough grounding in the experimentally difficult art of vacuum physics, Crookes laid the foundation for the fuller investigation by J. J. Thomson of the behavior of radiant matter in the discharge tube, showing, for example, that it induced phosphorescence in minerals like the diamond; that it caused the glass of the discharge tube to phosphoresce; that its stream could be deflected by a magnet; and, most important of all, that since it cast a shadow of an opaque object . . . it traveled in straight lines and was corpuscular in nature" (DSB). Twenty years later Thomson demonstrated that this radiant matter consisted of electrons. These four offprints by Crookes are from the library of John Fletcher Moulton, an eminent barrister, judge and amateur scientist whose electrical researches had won him a fellowship in the Royal Society. Moulton bound the offprints together with two other scientific works (one of which he co-authored), as follows: De la Rue, Warren (1815-89) & Muller, Hugo. Experimental researches on the electric discharge with the chloride of silver battery. Offprint, in 4 parts, from the Phil. Trans. 169 (1878) [parts 1-2]; 171 (1880) [part 3]; and 174 (1883) [part 4]. [2] 67 [1]; [2] 71-157 [1]; [2] 159-210; [2] 211-251pp. 10 plates (incl. port. of de la Rue), 3 lith. charts. 2-page "Uncorrected proof, exclusively for the use of the Fellows at the meeting of the Society" (1883), a follow-up to Part 4, bound in before that part's title. London: Royal Society, 1878-83. Author's presentation inscriptions to Moulton on fragments of front wrappers to parts 1, 2 & 4. Spottiswoode, William (1825-83) & Moulton, John Fletcher (1844-1921). On the sensitive state of electrical discharges through rarified gases. [Part 2: On the sensitive state of vacuum discharges]. Offprint from Phil. Trans. (1879-80). [2] 165-229; [2] 561-652pp. 10 plates.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's ]
 21.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Pioneers in the Settlement of America: From Florida in 1510 to California in 1849

      Boston: Samuel Walker and Company, 1876. Complete. 2 volumes: Vol 1 (1876) - 412p, Vol 2 (1877) - 500 p. 86 engraved plates plus engraved half titles in each volume. Half leather (morocco) binding. Marbled page edges. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages. Slightly uneven text block. Minor cover wear, heaviest at leather corners. Superb collection of classic illustrations of early America, some of which have been often republished in subsequent histories and school texts or as decorative prints (e.g., Wives for the Settlers at Jamestown, Witchcraft in Salem Village, The Rescue of Jemima Boone, etc.). First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Illustrated Under the Supervision of George T. Andrews from Original Designs By F.O.C. Darley, Wm. L. Shepard, Granville Perkins, Etc.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      (Pubblicata in occasione del ?Primo centenario Nascita Garibaldi?). 1 p. (mm. 132x210), datato: Caprera 13 Nov. 1876, in lingua francese, di 7 righe. (1876). ?Mon cher .. / Merci pour votre nouveau et precieux ouvrage / J?ai peu de tems pour lire, et suis V.e devoai (sic)?. Ben conservati.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
 23.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        An HISTORICAL SKETCH Of LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. From the Spanish Occupancy, by the Founding of teh Mission San Gabriel Archangel, September 8, 1771, to July 4, 1876. Published by Louis Lewin & Co

      Los Angeles:: Mirror Printing, for Louis Lewin & Co.,. 1876.. 8vo. 1st edition, 2nd issue (Cowan II, p. 669; Howes W-110; Rocq 2652; Zamorano Select 112). 88 pp.. Original printed paper wrappers.. Wrapper edges chipped, with upper corner lacking from front wrapper.. Japanese paper repair to spine. Occasional pencil marginalia. An. About VG copy..

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Lord?s Land; a Narrative of Travels in Sinai, Arabia Petraea, and Palestine, from the Red Sea to the Entering in of Hamath

      New York: Nelson & Phillips, 1876. First edition in publisher?s de Luxe binding. Very slight rubbing of covers (gilt very bright), light waterstain in margin of some pages, occasional brown spot, contemporary gift inscription in brown ink on titlepage. A very nice copy. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Les maîtres d'autrefois.

      Plon 1876 - - Plon, Paris _1876, 14,5x23cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure à la bradel en pleine percaline marine, dos lisse, reliure de l'époque. Rare et précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Xavier Marmier. Une ombre sur les gardes laissée par une étiquette de description de libraire, agréable exemplaire. Autographes d'exception & Impressions d'Orient . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1035 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Wit & Mirth: Or, Pills to Purge Melancholy. In six volumes.

      London: W. Pearson, for J. Tonson, London 1876 - Six volumes. "London: W. Pearson, for J. Tonson, 1719- 20": in fact an undated [1876] London facsimile. Portrait frontispiece of Thomas D'Urfey to volume one. Large paper copy. Touch of foxing to portrait and titles. A fine, bright set, attractively rebound c.1965 in green half-leather, gilt lettering & decoration to spines, green buckram boards, top edge gilt. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This book will require special carriage arrangements. To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JAMES HAWKES]
 27.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        Map of Asiatic Archipelago

      London.: Edward Stanford.. New Edition.. 1876.. Folding coloured linen backed map dissected into 18 sections. Folds into a green cloth case with yellow title label on upper cover. Evenly browned. Shows northern Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, New Guinea, the outline of mainland Southeast Asia, Hong Kong. Insets of Singapore and Labuan feature along the bottom margin of the map. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
 28.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        La Moda Elegante Ilustrada. Periódico de las Familias. Año XXXV. 48 números (año completo.)

      Madrid 1876 - 26x38. Holandesa piel. 48 números encuadernados (año completo.) Profusamente ilustrado con grabados entre texto y 49 hermosas láminas de moda femenina coloreadas a mano. Algunas hojas sueltas, algunas (pocas) dañadas. Las hermosas láminas están en general en buen estado, aunque algunas han sufrido daños marginales. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
 29.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


      1876. An Agony, in Eight Fits. With Nine Illustrations by Henry Holiday. London: Macmillan and Co., 1876. Original buff cloth pictorially decorated in black, all page edges gilt. First Edition of this poetical nonsense tale, both funny and subtle, that "describes with infinite humour the impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature" [WM&G]. The crew consists of a Bellman, a Bonnet-Maker, a Barrister, a Broker, a Billiard-Maker, a Banker, a Butcher, a Baker, a Beaver and (the only one not illustrated) "a Boots." In his dedicatory verse to Gertrude Chataway, Carroll hid the child's name twice.~This is a clean, near-fine copy -- the light buff cloth has only very minor soil, and there is only very minor wear at the tips; there is a little light foxing on the title page (undoubtedly from the tissue guard), but the original endpapers are not cracked at all. In short, a desirable copy. Williams Madan & Green 115.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Officina preistorica del Monte Rocca, Rivole Veronese.

      Subject: (Paleoantropologia). (Verona, 1876) Album in-4 br. con 10 tavole. Manca il libretto di 78 pp. Opera rarissima : due copie note nelle Biblioteche Italiane. Memorie dell' "Accademia di Agricoltura, Arti e Commercio di Verona" A. LIII

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
 31.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  


      [San Francisco? 1876].. Broadside, 11 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches. Old fold lines. Tanned. Lightly edgeworn, with a few small chips. Very good. A rare anti-Republican broadside from the election of 1876, addressed to the voters of California. General George McClellan, running as a Democrat, lost the 1864 election to Abraham Lincoln. A dozen years later the "McClellan Legion of San Francisco" continues the attack on Republican politicians and officeholders for bloating the federal payroll and for saddling the American people with debt. "Fifty thousand office holders have been added since the war; a large army of high salaried officials crowded into every department of Government to feed upon the people's treasury and their pay generally increased. Congress has repeatedly increased its own pay, and grabbed back pay, and while the income of the people has constantly been growing smaller, the income of the office holders has been increasing." Reconstruction policy is also criticized, as are Chinese immigration laws. Though not explicitly stated, the implicit solution to the problem is to vote Democratic in the forthcoming election of 1876 - a contest in which Democrats would argue that victory was stolen from their candidate, Samuel Tilden, in favor of the Republican, Rutherford B. Hayes. In the election, Hayes won California and its six electoral votes. No copies are listed in OCLC.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        A POPULAR HISTORY OF ENGLAND from the Earliest Times to the Accession of Victoria

      Dana Estes and Charles E. Lauriat, Boston;, (1876) - In four thick volumes, trnslated by F. Moy Thomas ad M.M. Ripley, fully illustrated with wood and steel plates from several eminent artist; John Gilbert, P. Leyendecker, G. Staal and others, bound in 3/4 blue morocco over black cloth, raised bands with compartments lettered and decoratively stamped in gilt, marbled endpapers, a few spots of foxing to endsheets, internally fresh. A very handsome set (leather).

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Gli scavi della Certosa di Bologna descritti e illustrati.

      Subject: (Bologna). Bologna, Regia Tipografia, 1876, folio, due cartelle con lacci (testo e tavole, a fogli sciolti entrambi) pp. 479 + CL tavole, molte cromolito di grandissimo formato (cm. 60 x 80). Non ? mai esistita la tav. X. Mitica opera, la pi? importante di sempre sull'archeologia bolognese.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
 34.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  

        La montagna fra la Secchia e l' Enza. Memorie e studi di alpinisti reggiani.

      Subject: (Reggio Emilia - Geologia). Reggio nell' Emilia, Calderini, 1876, leg. moderna mezza tela (conservata all?interno la cop. orig.) pp. 224 con una tavola litografica ripiegata in fine. Rarissimo.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
 35.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  

        An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Clinton County, Ohio. Compiled, drawn and published from Actual Surveys.

      Philadelphia, 1876 - Square folio. Recent half tan calf, gilt lettered green label, marbled boards. A little spotting throughout, some wear to page edges, binding fine. With maps views and plans of countys, townships, towns and villages.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

      Published by Griffith and Farran, West Corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, London 1876. London 1876. Hard back binding in publisher's original illustrated green cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and to the upper panel. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains [viii] 384 [8 page catalogue] printed pages of text with 52 full-page monochrome illustrations throughout. Old surface mark across the top left corner of the lower board, contents not affected, foxing to the rear end paper, prize plate to the front paste down, corners and spine ends turned-in. We currently hold in stock 15 other titles by this author. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Il libro degli spiriti. o i principj della dottrina spiritica .... voltati in italiano da Niceforo Filatete. Torino, G. Baglione, 1876, 8 brossura originale, pp. 424. Rara 1a edizione.

      Subject: (Esoterica). Torino, G. Baglione, 1876, 8vo brossura originale, pp. 424. (Soft Cover)

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
 38.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  

        Etruscan Bologna: a study.

      Subject: (Bologna - Archeologia). London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1876, 8vo leg. originale t.tela con fregi in nero e oro, pp. XII-275 con inc. n.t. e una tav. lit. rip. f.t.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
 39.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  

        Plan of the City of Philadelphia

      Mitchell Map Co., Washington 1876 - A decorative map with fully hand coloured vingette views along the upper and lower margins., Size : 510x555 (mm), 20.125x21.875 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring Very Good, originally folded, fold have been reinforced.

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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

      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 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.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
 41.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  

        The Effects of Cross and Self-Fertilisation in the Animal Kingdom

      London: John Murray,, 1876. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, boards blocked in blind, brown coated endpapers. Contemporary gift inscription to front blank. Cloth fresh save for minor rubbing at the extremities, very light spotting to edges of text block and title pages. A superb copy. First edition, with the three-line errata slip facing page viii. A beautiful copy, rare in such nice condition. Darwin's research on fertilisation in plants was an offshoot of his work on evolution and natural selection. To demonstrate that genetic variation gave organisms an advantage in the struggle for survival, he performed experiments demonstrating that self-fertilisation weakened plants in comparison with those that had been cross-fertilised. Darwin considered this volume to be a compliment to his 1862 book, Fertilisation of Orchids, though this one was more technical and the initial print run was low, with only 1500 copies selling in the first year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      1876. 2. ALCOTT,LOUISA MAY. ROSE IN BLOOM. A SEQUEL TO "EIGHT COUSINS". Boston: Roberts Brothers 1876 (1876). 12mo (4 3/4 x 6 3/4"), blue blind stamped cloth, some cover soil, hinges neatly strengthened, 1 signature beginning, occasional soil, really overall VG. 1st edition, 1st state with last signature in 4, with no "S" in "illustration" on title page, the period after "illustration" is clean, noted only in first printing copies, (Blanck references a "not seen" copy with the s, and a 3rd state with a "slovenly printed period"). Illustrated with an extra illustrated title page. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
 43.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     563 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2019 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.