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      - tc., etc., taken at the Melbourne Observatory, during January 1876; together with abstracts from meteorological observations obtained at various localities in Victoria. Under the superintendence of E. J. White, Acting Government Astronomer [and from April 1876 onwards, under the superintendence of R. L. J. Ellery, Government Astronomer]. A bound run of 36 consecutive issues, from January 1876 to December 1878, each 16 pages, individually paginated; recently bound in half red leather, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled papered boards; new endpapers; edges sprinkled red; occasional faint soiling and creasing; Government Printer, Melbourne, 1876-1878. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Afloat on the Pacific, or Notes of Three Years Life at Sea

      Zanesville, OH., 1876.. b/w plates, ills. “Comprising sketches of people, places, and things along the Pacific coast and among the islands of Polynesia, visited during several voyages of the U.S.S. Lancaster and Saranac.” Marshall served in the Ohio Regiment during the Civil War, and aboard American men-of-war from 1864 through 1867 during which time he was involved in the search for the Shenandoah. “He visited Hawaii, Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands and the west coast of South America.” - Hill 1094. Forbes 3163. O’Reilly and Reitman 1253. Inscribed to a Mr. Detweiler “with compliments of the author.” Bound in original blind stamped cloth with gilt title on backstrip. VG

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        Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr: 1875-1876

      Franck Editeur 1876 Fort volume In-4° relié oblong, 27,5 x 17cm. Cartonnage éditeur pleine percaline bordeaux avec le titre gravé au premier plat, tranches dorées. Très beau volume composé de 58 planches cartonnées avec des portraits des militaires de Saint-Cyr, tirages originaux du photographe Franck contrecollés. 8 portraits maximum par planches. Plus de 400 photographies de format 3,2 x 4,6 cm. On note deux portraits barrés avec les annotations "démissionnaire" et "tué en duel à Chambéry en mars 98". Le premier plat est détaché de la page de garde, coins de la reliure un peu émoussés. Rare ensemble. (ac) Bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        The Hunting of the Snark an Agony in Eight Fits

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1876. First edition, with last page of ads. Covers a tad darkened, gilt still strong, front cover with some small stains; spine and edges a little rubbed, spine ends with slight wear; several owner names in ink, earliest 1879. 12mo.

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        The Indian Alps

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1876 And How We Crossed Them being a narrative of two years residence in the Eastern Himalaya and two months tour into the interior. In green cloth, with attractive gilt tooling and title, rounded edges, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has been relaid, keeping much of the old, title and tooling in gilt, a little worn. Internally, new endpapers. Internally, new endpapers, NO inscriptions, half title & frontis present, some offsetting to titlepage, interesting vignette to tp, (xiii), [3], 612 pp, 10 pl, 1 map, printed by Spottiswoode and Co, New Street Square and Parliament Street, London. A wonderful account of an early Lady explorer crossing the Himalayas. Rare.

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        THE INDIAN ALPS AND HOW WE CROSSED THEM BY A LADY PIONEER. Being a Narrative of two years Residence in the Eastern Himalaya and two months tour into the Interim.

      First Edition. Longmans Green. 1876.. pp612, demy 8vo, illustrated with numerous woodcuts in text, slight foxing mainly on leaves adjacent to the plates. An inscription, one map with a small tear without loss, 10 coloured lithographs, in original binding of pictorial gilt on red cloth with a little wear on edges else a vg clean copy. The coloured lithoplates were done by the author herself. The Author, along with her army chaplain husband and bearers, followed the Nepal-Sikkim frontier along the Singalila Ridge. Her account of the climb up into the Himalayas begins very much as a travalogue, full of purple prose and comments on the peoples ansd scenery the party encounters.As they get into the mountains however, the deteriorating weather,the difficulty of the terrain and the failure of supplies take their toll. A compelling narrative. The best copy on the market in 1990-2000. CCPS99 US$0

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      Admiralty, 1876. Large coloured folding chart on linen with small perspective vignette view of the island from the west at lower right. 26 x 38" Tooley 35

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        L'Oeuvre de Jules Jacquemart

      Gazette des Beaux Arts Paris: Gazette des Beaux-Arts. 1876. First. Limited edition. Number 20 of 60 copies. Quarto. 89 pp. 30 x 20 cm. 23 etched plates by Jacquemart, with an original etching and drypoint frontispiece portrait of Jacquemart by M. Desboutin. Complete as issued. Contemporary black half morocco, marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Spine professionally rebacked on linen cloth. Very good. The text pages and plates are near fine; very clean and bright. Laid in are 3 additional etched plates by Jacquemart from a different edition. Jules Ferdinand Jacquemart (1837-1880) was one of the best French reproductive printmakers of the 19th century. He was considered an "etcher's etcher" in his day, and his work was highly esteemed by Maxime Lalanne, Seymour Haden, and other leading printmakers associated with the etching revival of the 1850s and 60s. Very scarce. .

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        Oeuvres de Alfred de Musset (11 Tomes - Complet) [ Oeuvres complètes ] Tome I : Poésies 1828-1833 ; Tome II : Poésies 1833-1852 ; Tomes III, IV, V : Comédies et Proverbes ; Tome VI : Confession d'un Enfant du Siècle ; Tome VII : Nouvelles ; Tome VIII : Contes et Nouvelles ; Tome IX : Mélanges de Littérature et de Critique ; Tome X : Oeuvres Posthumes ; Tome XI : Biographie d'Alfred de Musset par Paul de Musset

      Alphonse Lemerre 1876 11 vol. in-16 reliure d'époque demi-maroquin bleu, dos à 5 nerfs dorés orné (rose mosaïquée en rouge), têtes dorées, non rognés, Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, 1876-1877 : Poésies (2 tomes), Comédies et Proverbes (3 tomes), Nouvelles, Contes et Nouvelles, Confession d'un Enfant du Siècle, Mélanges de Littérature et de Critique, Oeuvres Posthumes , Biographie d'Alfred de Musset par Paul de Musset Belle série bien complète de la biographie d'Alfred par son frère Paul de Musset (qq. dos un peu passés, cachets d'ex-libris en p. de titre). Français

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        Les Cinq Livres de F. Rabelais publiés avec des variantes et un glossaire par P. Chéron (5 Tomes - Complet)

      Jouaust, Librairie des Bibliophiles 1876 Orné de onze eaux-fortes par E. Boilvin, 5 vol. in-16 reliés demi maroquin à coins rouge, dos à 5 nerfs dorés richement ornés, date en queue, filet doré en mors et coins, tête dorée, reliure signée de Champs, coll. Petite Bibliothèque Artistique, Jouaust, Librairie des Bibliophiles, Paris, 1876-1877, Tome I : 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 223 pp., portrait de Rabelais et 2 eaux-fortes ; Tome II : 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 208 pp. et 2 eaux-fortes ; Tome III : 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 271 et 2 eaux-fortes ; Tome IV : 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 312 pp., et 2 eaux-fortes ; Tome V : 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 307 pp. Magnifique exemplaire du tirage sur hollande, parfaitement établi par Champs, provenant de la bibliothèque Bordes de Fortage (avec son ex-libris), bien complet des 13 belles eaux-fortes d'Emile Adan. Bel et très élégant exemplaire (dos très lég. passés, qq. lég. décharges en regard des illustrations) de cette splendide petite série. Vicaire, I, 604 Français

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        A Monograph of the Nectariniidae, or Family of Sun-Birds.

      London, published by the author, 1876-1880. 4to (318 x 247mm). With 121 handcoloured lithographed plates by Keulemans. Contemporary bordeaux morocco, elaborately gilt on spine, gilt-stamped initials V.D.S. surmounted by a Marquis coronet on both covers, gilt edges. A beautifully bound and very clean copy of one of the most attractively illustrated works by J.G. Keulemans. "An excellent monograph of an interesting family of birds, with descriptions in Latin and English, critical notes, and discussions of habits, etc., from accounts by many different observers. A total of 138 species of the group are recognized..."(Zimmer II, 588). "Keulemans paid particular attention to colour and structure of feathering and his ability to transmit clear, accurate impressions of various plumages was held in much esteem. Overall, his skills for accurate representations are attributable to his detailed study of birds. He was a keen naturalist and to judge from the narratives of his observations, a field ornithologist of note. These attributes often stood him in good stead, as when his specialized knowledge of a particular species made it unnecessary for the author to check anatomical authenticity. As Shelley points out in the Preface to his Sun Birds: 'The illustrations, which form such an important portion of my Monograph, have been executed by Mr Keulemans, whose name is sufficient guarantee for the accuracy of the details and for high artistic skill. The latter is rendered perhaps more striking from his being acquainted with this family of birds in their native haunts; and his notes upon the Sun-birds inhabiting Prince Island have been incorporated in my work'" (Keulemans & Coldewey, 'Feathers to Brush. The Victorian bird artist John Gerard Keulemans' p. 42). The feathering is highlighted in places by the application of gum arabic. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Sir Anthony Eden Earl of Avon. Nissen IVB, 873; Zimmer II, 588.

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        Conchologia Indica: Illustrations of the land and freshwater shells of British India.

      London, L. Reeve & Co., 1876. 4to (210 x 275mm.). pp. xviii, 65, with 160 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary black calf, gilt. A beautifully produced iconography on the shells of British India. The excellent plates are drawn and lithographed by G.B. Sowerby, the son of G.B.S. Sowerby. He continued the family tradition of writing and illustrating excellent works of natural history especially conchological works. G.B. Sowerby became the best illustrator of conchological works of his time and e.g. illustrated Reeve's monumental 'Conchologia Iconica' in 20 volumes. Sylvanus Charles Thorp Hanley inherited a small fortune at an early age and devoted a lifetime to conchology, giving special attention to bivalves, on which he was a leading authority. Old damage to title, which was once torn and which has been repaired and mounted, else a good copy of this rare item. Nissen ZBI, 1828.

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        Holidays in Tyrol: Klobenstein, Paneveggio and Obladis

      London: Chapman & Hall 1876. First edition. 361, [5] ads pp. Folding map. Rebound with original cloth laid down on buckram. Very good. Ownership signature of George Meredith on the title page, and with a line of verse from Meredith's A Ballad of Fair Ladies in Revolt, in his hand (which differs somewhat from the published version) tipped to the front blank: "VIII. The manners of the market, honest sirs, 'Tis hard to cast off when you spy the wares: you flatter." A Ballad... was published in 1876 in New Quarterly Magazine, and it presented two ways in which men might respond to women's "revolt" against Victorian sexism.

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        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

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        Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, & Condition of the North American Indians. With Letters and Notes, Written during Eight Years of Travel and Adventures among the Wildest and most Remarkable Tribes now Existing

      . With three hundred and sixty coloured engravings from the author's original paintings. Bound in half red calf and red cloth with rules stamped in gilt on the covers and with the spines stamped in gilt Five raised bands on the spines. Top edges gilt. Endpapers are marbled. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine Condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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      Verdigris Press Octon, France: Verdigris Press. 2012. Signed, limited edition, one of 12 deluxe copies, all on Hahnemuhle paper, in leporello format, each signed and numbered by the artist, Judith Rothchild, and by the author, Claude Ber, from a total issue of 50, 12 deluxe and 38 regular copies. This deluxe copy contains one original copper plate and one folio page spread with original watercolor / wash of tree trunk by Judith Rothchild and one of the text paragraphs written by Claude Ber to accompany the art. Page size: 11-3/4 x 7-3/4 inches; 24pp. Bound: loose as issued in green screen-printed wrappers embossed to reflect tree trunks, printed letterpress with title, author, artist, and press in black on front cover and again on spine, housed in custom-made clamshell box of green screen-printed paper over boards, tray case with ribbon pull to house original copper plate and original art and page of manuscript by Mark Lintott. The titlepage is printed in black on green marbled paper which is also embossed to indicate trees, each page with the mezzotints and / or embossments by Judith Rothchild all of tree trunks, usually on the diagonal, surrounding the texts, paragraphs by Claude Ber writin to accompany the prints of Ms. Rothchild. This is a wonderful collaboration, handset and printed letterpresss by Mark Lintott in Vendome romain on an 1876 Albion press. Ecorces, loosely translated, is tree bark and the textures and grains are remarkably conveyed by the lovely mezzotints. See an Image.

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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 1876. 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 pp91 :: Two chromo-lithographic facsimiles from water drawings by James Poole on card. [Llugwy North Wales; Offerton Stepping Stones] :: 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9") :: 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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        Recollections and Experiences of an Abolitionist; from 1855 to 1865 (Signed by Ross)

      Toronto: Rowsell & Hutchinson, 1876. 2nd. Hard Cover. Very Good. Presentation copy. 8vo, Original green cloth gilt. [12], xii, [2], [1]-203pp., frontispiece, illustrated. , frontispiece, illustrated. Some modest rubbing to the spinal extremities. Inside very clean. A very good+ and attractive author signed presentation copy. Handwritten note from 1918 on back enpapapers., "Presented to William Gebb, Esq. with sentiments of high respect By the Author Jany 1 of 1886", First edition published in 1875. Ross was very active in the Underground Railroad in Canada, the border states and the South, particularly in New Orleans, Alabama and Kentucky. He was imprisoned for inciting slaves to escape and consulted on numerous occasions with both John Brown and, later, with Abraham Lincoln. This edition includes letters of commendation for the book (not included in the first edition) from Harriet Beecher Stowe, J.G. Whittier, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lydia Maria Child, Mary Brown (widow of John), William Lloyd Garrison, Gerrit Smith, Lucretia Mott, Wendell Phillips, William Gladstone, Guisuippe Garibaldi and many others. Also includes sentiments contributed exclusively to the second edition from William Cullen Bryant and William Lloyd Garrison. Work p.340, Blockson Collection 9890.

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      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

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        Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, & Condition of the North American Indians. With Letters and Notes, Written during Eight Years of Travel and Adventures among the Wildest and most Remarkable Tribes now Existing

      London, Chatto & Windus, 1876. . With three hundred and sixty coloured engravings from the author's original paintings. Bound in half red calf and red cloth with rules stamped in gilt on the covers and with the spines stamped in gilt Five raised bands on the spines. Top edges gilt. Endpapers are marbled. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        Combination Atlas Map of Genesee County, New York

      Everts Ensign & Everts Folio (15" x 17"), orginal cloth with leather spine and corners, gilt title on front cover, 51 hand colored maps.Corners and spine abraded, hinges a little weak,small chip to spine head, mild toning, contents near fine in a very good binding. Attractive atlas containing 182 lithographed views of businesses, farms, and residences, as well as 51 maps (7 double page). Additionally, there are 126 lithograph portraits, three steel engraved portraits, and 40 lithograph views of horses and other farm animals..

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        Reminiscences of Levi Coffin, the Reputed President of the Underground Railroad; Being a Brief History of the Labors of a Lifetime in Behalf of the Slave, With Stories of Numerous Fugitives, Who Gained Their Freedom Through His Instrumentality, Etc

      Cincinnati, Ohio: Western Track Society, 1876. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. 712pp, Rebound with new leather spine, gold type marble boards, new end papers. Very Good+ with inside pages very good. Double engraved frontispiece of the author and his wife, with the tissue guard present. Autobiography with an emphasis on the author's efforts to help runaway slaves to freedom. Scarce now 1st edition. , A memoir by Levi Coffin (October 28, 1798 - September 16, 1877), an American Quaker, abolitionist, and businessman. Coffin was deeply involved in the Underground Railroad in Indiana and Ohio, and his home is often called "Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad." He was nicknamed "President of the Underground Railroad" because of the thousands of slaves that are reported to have passed through his care while escaping their masters. Howes C-540

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      1876. first edition. Is it Really Bonnie Prince Charlie or the Great Pretender?ALLEN, 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.

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas and the Tour of the World in Eighty Days (Lakeside Library)

      Chicago, Donnelley, Loyd & Co., 1876. First Combined Edition. "One volume profusely illustrated." Each book with a separate title page. 591 pages with advertisement for Verne's "Mysterious Island" following. Front cover loose, with first free endpaper missing. Back endpaper torn. Stamp of former owner, the commanding officer of Fort Custer, Michigan, and on first inside page and inscription on verso: "To Soldier Boys" Half leather binding, rubbed along spine and edges, otherwise very good. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        The Theory of Color in its Relation to Art and Art-Industry

      L. Prang Boston: L. Prang, 1876. Octavo. xxxiii, 274pp., + thirteen plates. American edition, revised and enlarged by the author. With an introduction by Edward C. Pickering, a professor of Physics at MIT. Illustrated throughout with many woodcuts, as well as the thirteen chromolithograph plates. The first plate depicts the spectra of sunlight and color pigments, and the second plate shows Bezold's versions of color wheels. Other plates illustrate the illusion of how colors appear to change when juxtaposed against other colors. Six of the plates have text printed in black on paper of various colors, with white tissue guards. When overlaid with the tissue, the black lettering appears to take on tinges of color. Bezold was a physicist and meteorologist working at the Royal Polytechnic School in Munich, and his approach to color theory was intended to be practical for artists and those working in applied arts. Many of his examples are drawn from the decorative arts throughout history, especially from textiles and ornamental mosaics. According to "A Color Bibliography" by Robert L. Herbert, published in the Yale University Library Gazette, "Bezold represents the generation beyond Maxwell and Helmholz, when the distinction between color-light and color-pigment was at last clearly understood in the scientific world." Bound in original light brown cloth, gilt-titled to spine. First signature slightly loose, some wear to spine ends, else fine.

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        Rukovodstvo po minnomu iskusstvu v primenenii ego k podvonym oboronitel'nym minam i gidrotekhnicheskim rabotam [Manual on the Art of Mines in its application to submarine defence mines and hydraulic engineering works].

      With 22 folded, lithographed plates. St. Petersburg, A. Transhel, 1876. VIII + 331 + (4) pages. Bound in one half leather binding from about 1900 with V. SHLAKOVSKY: O minnykh zapalakh [On Mine Fuses]. With one folded plate. St. Petersburg, A. Transhel, 1875. (4) + 42 pages and with LIEUTENANT TIKOTSKY: Rukovodstvo dlya nizhnikh chinov minnoi shkoly... Chast' 1 Magnitizm, elektrichestvo i gal'vanizm [Manual for the Lower Grades of Manual School...Part 1: Magnetism, Electricity and Galvanism]. With 9 folded, litographed plates St. Petersburg, for the Naval Minestry and the Head of the Admiralty, 1879. (4) + IV + 79 pages. Some of the plates slightly stained and with minor edgewear.. Binding a little rubbed and with Danish text »Russisk Topedovæsen« on spine.Boreskov (1829-1898) supervised the installation of minefeldts during the Crimenian and Russo-Turkish wars. Sections of his handbook on mines had been previously issued in parts between 1869 and 1872

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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 Vol

      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.

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        Our Coffee-Room. With Preface by Lieut.-Gen. Sir Arthur Cotton.

      London 1876.. Second edition, small 8vo, (xii), 247, (1), 4 advertisement pp. Frontispiece, hinges cracked and with some repair to the upper joint, inscribed on the half title from Florence Nightingale. Original blue cloth with bevelled edges, spine rather worn, corners rubbed. The inscription reads "For Robert Robinson, with Florence Nightingale's kindest regards: London: July 18 1876". To a drummer-boy in the 68th Light Infantry during the Crimean war, this inscription is a tribute to Robinson's warm relationship with Nightingale over 20 years later.

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        Contributions to reparative surgery. 86 wood-engraved illustrations

      D. Appleton 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. 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.

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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 Jacksonville, Florida, february 19, 1876. (FLORIDA) 12mo. 4 pp., pen and ink on a single folded sheet. Old folds. Fine . "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

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        Codigo de Extranjeria de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos

      1876. [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.

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        Historiska anteckningar rörande säteriet Jonsered, beläget i Partilles socken, Säfvedals härad af Göteborgs och Bohus län, från år 1545 till närvarande tid.

      Göteborg 1876. 4:o. 30 s. Senare pappband. Inbunden oskuren med breda marginaler. Något nött rygg. (Nils Linde, Göteborg). Exlibris (Nils Sandberg). 29 x 20 cm.. Enligt uppgift i Gustaf Berntssons exemplar trycktes boken i 50 exemplar

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        To A C Hunter Esq : O The Lark Is Singing In The Sky. Song. Words By R.B.R.

      Joseph Williams, London. Signed by person(s) connected with book. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - Undated. Signed & Dedicated by A C H Dated 1876. Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 5 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Signed by person(s) connected with book. Inventory No: 6647014.

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        Voyage aux Etats-Unis

      1876-1877. Oblong folio. (13 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches). 19 original watercolours (11 3/8 x 7 7/8 inches and smaller), mounted recto and verso of 7 thin card leaves (one page mounted with 4 drawings, one with 3 and one with 2, the others with 1 drawing per page, the final page blank), all painted by a single hand, and all with the location identified in ink in the lower margin of each drawing or on the mount just below. Modern blue half morocco gilt, blue morocco title label centrally-placed on upper cover 'Voyage aux / Etats-Unis / 1876-77'. A fine series of original watercolour views of Lake George, N.Y., and elsewhere - including one watercolour of Central Park, New York. From the heading ('Voyage aux Etats- Unis / 1876-1877') on the first page of this album, as well as from the wording of the captions to the drawings, it is clear that these highly accomplished watercolours are the work of a French-speaking visitor to North America in 1876-1877. They include 14 views of Lake George and its vicinity (including one of Caldwell [now Lake George Village] and one of Tea Island). Also included is a single view of a rocky outcrop and trees in Central Park, another of Glenn Falls on the Hudson, and a third of the Montmorency Falls just outside Quebec, as well as two fine but rather unexpected Swiss views of Amphion, Lake Geneva (both dated 1877).

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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: Julius Benzian, 1876. First edition. Hardcover. vg. 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.

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        A Cyclopaedia Of Costume Or Dictionary of Dress, Including Notices of Contemporaneous Fashions on the Continent; And A General History of the Costumes of the principal Countries of Europe, from the Commencement of the Christian Era to the Accession of George the Third

      Chatto and Windus London: Chatto and Windus, 1876. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full mustard morocco. Aeg. Very good. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. 527 & 488 pages. 4to, 27 1/2 x 21 cm. Twenty-four chromolithograph plates and a plethora of full-page and text illustrations in black and white. Volume I: Dictionary, and Vol.II: A General History of Costume in Europe with the former in essence an illustrated Glossary. A comprehensive work covering military and ecclesiastical costumes as well as daily fashion with illustrated etymological studies of common and arcane costume terminology. Armorial bookplates, circular library stamp verso of free endpapers (the only ex-library marks), raised bands, spines richly gilt, triple gilt cover border panels frame elaborate gilt cover designs, joints and extremities slightly rubbed.

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        REPORT UPON THE PHYSICS AND HYDRAULICS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. Upon the protection of the alluvial region against overflow; and upon the deepening of the mouths...

      In-4 gr., leg. edit. in p. marocchino, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro, tagli dorati, cornice dorata impressa ai risg., pp. XXIV,692, con 25 grandi carte f.t. piu' volte ripieg. Relazione "based upon surveys and investigations made under the Acts of Congress directing the topographical and hydrographical survey of the delta of the Mississippi river, with such investigations as might lead to determine the most practicable plan for securing it from inundation, and the best mode of deepening the channels at the mouths of the river - Submitted to the Bureau of Topographical Engineers, War Department, 1861. Reprinted with additions". Esempl. ben conservato.

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        Études sur La Bière, ses maladies, causes qui les provoquent, procédé pour la rendre inaltérable, avec une théorie nouvelle de la fermentation.

      8vo, pp. viii, 387, 4 (adverts), 12 plates, figures in the text. Contemporary cloth-backed marbled boards. A little foxing on the first and last few leaves, otherwise a fine copy.

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        Suez-Cide!! Or, How Miss Britannia Bought a Dirty Puddle and Lost Her Sugar-Plums

      London: John Snow 1876 but 1893 London: John Snow, 1876 [but 1893]. Forgery facsimile of the first edition (misspelling at p. 8 line 11). 12mo. 20 pp. Magenta wrappers, printed in black on front. Some toning of wrapers at edges, else fine. Sadleir 1316

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        History of the Mongols. From the 9th to the 19th Century. With 2 maps by E.G. Ravenstein. 4 vols. (in 5 parts incl. Supplement and Indices (=Part IV)).

      London, Longmann, Green and Co., 1876-1927. Royal8vo. Bound in 5 recent full cloth. Gilt lettering on backs. A few pages with a small stamp in margins. 2 large folded lithographes coloured maps, strenghtened on verso in foldings. A clean copy.. First edition of this monumental work on Mongolia

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        A new system of sword exercise for infantry

      William Clowes and Sons London: William Clowes and Sons. 1876. First edition, slim 12mo, pp. 59; a number of illustrations in the text, 1 full-p.; original pictorial terracotta cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover; spine darkened, and with slight wear at the tips; early owner's signature on half-title; all else near fine. Casada 48: "A programme designed for infantry training with a number of exercises being described in detailed illustrations." Penzer, p. 93: "Very rare." . Have 2 copies

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. FIRST EDITION, 2nd issue.

      The American Publishing Co. 1876 Front. printed on verso of half title, illus, 4pp ads. Handsomely rebound by Bayntun-Rivière in half dark blue crushed morocco, raised bands, lettered in gilt. t.e.g. v.g.

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        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.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876. First US edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. First US edition. Blanck's second printing, issue A. Original blue cloth blocked in black and gilt. Illustrated. This copy has been rebacked with most of the original spine laid-on, lacking from the word 'Adventures' to the top. The tops of the signatures have been neatly repaired at the gutter, not noticeable when the volume is opened. New peach endpapers. Light rubbing and wear to the original cloth. A very good copy. BAL 3369.

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        Enciclopedia araldico-cavalleresca.. prontuario nobiliare. pisa, direzione del giornale araldico, 1876-77.

      Cm. 27, pp. 634. Con bella antiporta figurata, tre tavole litografiche contenenti stemmi araldici, alcune centinaia di figure intercalate nel testo ed una graziosa vignetta in fine. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con titoli e filetti in oro. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Edizione originale, non comune di questa celebre opera araldica compilata da uno dei più accreditati studiosi dell'argomento.

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        County Atlas of Bershire Massachusetts. From Actual Surveys by and Under the Direction of F. W. Beers

      New York: R. T. White & Co.. 1876. Folio - 12" - 15" Tall. H Hard Cover. Fair. 1876 atlas of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, consisting of hand colored town maps and village plans, plus lithograph illustrations of noted mills, other industrial buildings, businesses and residences. Worn copy in dark brown cloth with gilt front cover lettering. Covers worn with old black binding tape repairs to spine and lower edges, binding repaired with screws that are visible before the table of contents, maps generally good to very good with some light to moderate foxing, child's writing on the reverse side of one map (does not show through), a few minor finger smudges. Collated and complete.

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        An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves Alice

      Oxford: Printed by Parker on E. Towgood's cream laid large post fine paper 1876 [Oxford: Printed by Parker on E. Towgood's cream-laid large post fine paper], 1876. First edition, first issue, with the watermark of Towgood fine, and with"my" in Roman type face at line 12 on the third page instead of italics. 16mo. [4 pp.]. Fine. Williams and Madan. A Handbook to the Literaure of the Rev. Chas. L. Dodgson (1931) no. 90. no. 1 pp. 69-72

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        Recollections and Experiences of an Abolitionist; from 1855 to 1865

      Toronto: Rowsell & Hutchinson, 1876. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Presentation copy. 8vo, Brown cloth with gilt type on spine and front cover which also has black border and decorations. [12], xii, [2], [1]-203pp., frontispiece, illustrated. Scattered foxing, mostly to the first and last few pages, some modest rubbing to the spinal extremities and a small, unobtrusive paint splash on the rear board, a sound and attractive very good or better copy. Ross was very active in the Underground Railroad in Canada, the border states and the South, particularly in New Orleans, Alabama and Kentucky. He was imprisoned for inciting slaves to escape and consulted on numerous occasions with both John Brown and, later, with Abraham Lincoln. , Inscribed by the author to the son of John Brown (John Brown Jr.): "Presented to John Brown, Jr. with the Author's affectionate regards. Toronto, Canada. April 2, 1878." This copy represents an excellent link to John Brown (Ross knew and met) via his son, John Brown, Jr. who took over the leadership of his family and continued his father's activities after this father's death in 1859., First edition published in 1875. This edition includes letters of commendation for the book (not included in the first edition) from Harriet Beecher Stowe, J.G. Whittier, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lydia Maria Child, Mary Brown (widow of John), William Lloyd Garrison, Gerrit Smith, Lucretia Mott, Wendell Phillips, William Gladstone, Guisuippe Garibaldi and many others. Also includes sentiments contributed exclusively to the second edition from William Cullen Bryant and William Lloyd Garrison. Work p.340, Blockson Collection 9890.

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        Old English Homes; a Summer's Sketch Books

      Sampson Low Marston & Co. Ltd. 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.

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