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        American Ornithology or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1876 3 Volumes complete. In quarter black leather with maroon cloth, corners and edges bumped and worn, some marks to cover. Spines, titles and tooling in gilt, edges bumped and worn a little, teg remainder uncut, contains all the 103 hand coloured plates by Wilson.Vol 1, black endpapers, some offsetting, lacks fep and half title, frontis present (offsetting to verso), (cv), [3], 406 pp, lacks all beyond, frontis, 27 coloured plates, p 349 margin tear. Vol 2, half title present with ink name at head, (vii), [1], 495 pp, 41 coloured pls, small binders label to epd. Vol 3, lacks fep and half title, some offsetting to titlepage, (iii-vi), 540 pp, 35 coloured plates, many margin tears, some loss, due to unopened page cutting, lacks p 367/8. Would benefit from some work!

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        OLD ENGLISH HOMES

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle, 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. Some foxing to the text, but the photographs are generally clean and strong. Text block with slight cracks at a few points. Light wear to the corners and spine tips, a small rubbed spot on the front cover. Very Good or better. Quarto (8" x 11-1/4") bound in original decorated green cloth. Illustrated with 23 mostly full-page mounted albumen photographs.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Old English Homes: A Summer's Sketch Book

      London Sampson Low Marston Low and Searle 1876. G : in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some rubbing and bumping to cover. Fep missing. Some cracking to inner hinges. Aeg First Edition Green gilt decorative hardback cloth cover 290mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). 215pp. 24 laid in photographs by author. Tightham Mote; Hever Castle; Penhurst Place; Knole; Hampden House; Stoke Poges.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Ornaments Invented & Designed by Charles Klimsch

      London: Asher, N.D. [1876].. 4to. (12.25 x 10 inches). Unpaginated. Elaborate engraved title page. 102 plates depicting designs. Kunst -Verlag von Karl Klimsch, Frankfurt am Main. Original dark green cloth blocked in black and gilt to front board, blind stamped to rear board. T.e.g. One-inch long shallow gouge to fore-edge of front board. Cloth slightly frayed to outer joint of rear board. Owner's name to title page, dated 1876. Tightly bound. Contents clean and bright. A better than very good copy. Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. By Mark Twain

      The American Publishing Co., Hartford [et al.] 1876 - First edition, BAL's second printing, issue A (no sequence determined); 8vo, pp. [8], xii-xiii, [xv]-xvi, 274, [2], [4] ads dated December, 1876; illustrated in the text throughout; original decorative blue cloth stamped in black and gilt; rubbed, worn, and dull, spine ends chipped, front hinge broken; lacking the initial blank flyleaves; a fair copy at best. BAL 3610. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        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]
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        Report of the Exploring Expedition from Santa Fé, New Mexico, to the Junction of the Grand and Green Rivers of the Great Colorado of the West, in 1859, ... with Geological Report

      Washington [D.C.]: [U.S.] Government Printing Office, 1876. First edition. Cloth stamped in blind. Spine ends and corners worn with minor loss else a very good copy, small bookplate on front pastedown, plates sharp, lacking the rear map. Illus. with 11 chromolithograph landscape views, 3 black & white views, and 8 plates of fossil specimens. Lacking the map. 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. Howes M179. Farquhar, Books of the Colorado River 23. Wagner-Camp 379b. Graff 2647.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. By Mark Twain

      Hartford [et al.]: The American Publishing Co.. 1876. "First edition, BAL's second printing, issue A (no sequence determined); 8vo, pp. [8], xii-xiii, [xv]-xvi, 274, [2], [4] ads dated December, 1876; illustrated in the text throughout; original decorative blue cloth stamped in black and gilt; rubbed, worn, and dull, spine ends chipped, front hinge broken; lacking the initial blank flyleaves; a fair copy at best. BAL 3610 "

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        The Prime Minister, Part I. to VIII. [Complete 8-volume set]

      Published by Chapman & Hall , London 1876 - , 8 uniform volumes, with original grey paper wrappers from the 8 monthly parts bound in at front and rear, volume 1 includes 8-page publisher's catalogue at front [dated October 1875], First state, Sadleir pg 153-154 First Edition , volumes in similar condition, rebacked [some time ago] with original cloth laid down at spine, new endpapers [not recent], covers scuffed and lightly stained in places, bumped at corners, spines darkened with stains to some vols, volume 1 lacks rear cover of wrapper, occasional light spots to margins but text clean in all volumes, overall in good condition , brown cloth with double blind frame at front and rear, gilt titles to spine and gilt bands at head and tail of spine Octavo Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        Daniel Deronda

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1876. First Edition, with half-titles, erratum slips present in Books II & V, terminal ads not present in Vol. IV. 4 vols., 8vo. . Half contemporary red morocco, cloth sides, raised bands, lettered in gilt, t.e.g. Near fine. Sadlier 813a, Parrish p. 39, Wolff 2057 . A very nice copy of the novel's first printing (Jan-Sept 1876)

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        Autograph letter signed ("Prof. C. Cramer"), and with small drawing.

      Fluntern bei Zürich, 11. VI. 1876. - Large 8vo. 3 pp. on double leaf. To the British botanist and publisher Alfred William Bennett (1833-1902), telling him that he has heard through "L. Hegnauer, who had the good fortune to stay some time with you [.] that you are kindly going to identify for me some unusual tropical woods, that I have been researching anatomically [.]", apologising for not sending them sooner, "now that at last I have a little more free time, I would first of all say how [.] grateful I am for your Memoirs. The woods will reach you soon, but I would like to draw your special attention here to Nos. 1 and 2, then Nos. 3 and 4, because most depends on the identification of these. All the specimens are transverse sections [.] The portions of No. 1 reveal a fairly tall trunk with a weakly spiralling and twisting longitudinal edge. No. 2 is, as its dark colour shows, steeped in Paraffin. Its trunk is like that of No. 3 (Tripteris?), with only weak grooves on the outside. Nos. 5 and 6 should rightly be distinguished. I wonder if 3 and 7 should also? All the specimens are for you to keep [.]", wondering if Bennett can obtain for him "a piece of the stem of the Serjania with totally separate bodies of wood from 1 to 3 cm. long and about 1 cm. thick (I already possess a Serjania 2-3 mm thick)", with a sketch of the cross-section showing a cluster of stems within the main stem, "Equally welcome too would be specimens, not too thin, of other unusual stems, namely of Bignoniaceae, Dilleniaceae, Ampelidaceae (Cissus) Phytolaccaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Leguminosae (Rhynchosiascandens Bauhinia, Caulotretus)", sending in exchange a SpatolobuslittoralisHaukarl, promising his "paper on Podisomafuscum and Roesteliacancellata" and praying that "you will not take offence at my heavy demands, or be in a hurry to answer my questions, if anything is thereby likely to cause you trouble [.] My niece will have told you, that I am well able to read English, but, unfortunately, I write it badly". - Cramer succeeded Carl Wilhelm von Nägeli, (1817-1891), whose life he wrote (1896). With Nägeli he researched the physiology of plants, including their irritability and movement. He also worked on the fossil Arctic flora, and on bacteria during the Zürich typhus epidemic of 1884. Cramer founded the Institute of Botanic Physiology at the Polytechnikum, and was Director of the Zürich Botanic Garden 1882-1893. - Bennett was Lecturer in Botany at Bedford College, London, and at St. Thomas' Hospital. He translated and edited Julius Sachs' "Lehrbuch der Botanik", 1875, and collaborated in "Handbook of Cryptogamic Botany", 1889. - Remains of mounting on blank fourth side.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        La chanson des gueux *

      Librairie illustrée, Paris (1876). - Relié demi maroquin marron, dos à nerfs avec titre et décors dorés, tranches marbrées, couverture et faux-titre non conservés, tampon au titre. Hormis les défauts signalés, agréable exemplaire en reliure d'époque de cet ouvrage rapidement éclaboussé par les foudres de la censure, enrichi qui plus est d'une dédicace de l'auteur à Auguste Chabert. Dés la même année, les réimpressions n'en donneront qu'un texte avec de nombreux passages supprimés, remplacés par des lignes de pointillés; il faudra attendre 1964 pour qu'il soit réédité dans son intégralité. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TURKISTAN: NOTES OF A JOURNEY IN RUSSIAN TURKISTAN, KHOAND, BUKHARA, AND KULDJA

      Scribners, N.Y. 1876 - A very good+++ Two volume hardcover copies. First Edition. Copies are very tight. No cracked hinges. All three maps are present and are in near fine to fine condition. Light rubbing to cloth at top and bottom of spine tips. Top edge gold gilt. A very decent set. Schuyler, Secretary of the AM. Legation at St. Petersbugh, travelled througout Central Russian Asia, detailing the regions he travelled. Illustrated with numerous B/W illustrations. = WE BOX AND SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH USPS TRACKING. = WE HAVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING USED BOOKS FOR OVER 34 YEARS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        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 t.ps., 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

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        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

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        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]
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        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.

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        Leaves of Grass, author's edition

      Walt Whitman, printed by Smith and McDougal, Camden, NJ 1876 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        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]

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        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.

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        THE PRIME MINISTER

      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]
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        THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK

      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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        Biblioteca dell'economista - Serie terza - Raccolta delle più pregiate opere moderne italiane e straniere di Economia Politica

      Unione Tipografico Editrice Torinese, Torino 1876 - Diretta dal professore Gerolamo Boccardo - in 8° - pp.Circa mille pp. a volume - Mezza tela dorso con titolo in oro - Sette volumi in otto tomi - Rare fioriture in qualche pagina - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antica Libreria Srl]
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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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        LE TOUR DU MONDE EN VÉLOCIPEDE

      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

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        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.

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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

      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.

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        A NEW SYSTEM OF SWORD EXERCISE FOR INFANTRY

      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]
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        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

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        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

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

      Nelson & Phillips New York: Nelson & Phillips, 1876. First edition in publisherâ??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.

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        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.

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        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.

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        Anteckningar öfver Staden Kongelf och f. d. Bohus fästning i historiskt, topografiskt och statistiskt hänseende.

      - Föreläsning hållen i Kongelf af G. Fr. Lagervall. På begäran utgifven. Alingsås. Tryckt hos J. D. Michelsen. 1876. 8:o. 38 s. Senare klotryggband utan ryggtitel. Inlagan något brunfläckad, mest titelbladet. Namnteckning Margarethe Nilsson på titelbladet. 14 x 11 cm.*Aberstén 103. Berthelius 39 anger "Ett mindre vanligt småtryck som jag sett förtecknad endast i en topografikatalog under 1900-talet". [#1335]

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        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.

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        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.

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        Holidays in Tyrol: Klobenstein, Paneveggio and Obladis

      London: Chapman & Hall. 1876. First. 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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        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.

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        Beitrage zur Kenntnis der Bildung, Befruchtung und Theilung des thierisches Eies

      1876. Hertwig, Wilhelm August Oscar (1849-1922). Beitr? zur Kenntnis der Bildung, Befruchtung und Theilung des thierischen Eies. In Morphologisches Jahrbuch 1 (1876): 347-434, plus 4 plates (nos. X-XIII). Whole volume, 8vo. iv, 816pp. 27 plates (9 folding). 225 x 150 mm. Quarter morocco, marbled boards, circa 1876. Light rubbing. Occasional foxing, paper a bit toned, otherwise very good. From the library of embryologist / comparative anatomist Robert Wiedersheim (1848-1923; see G-M 183 and 343), with his signature on the front endpaper and occasional marginal marks probably by him. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 495. Hertwig's Habilitationsschrift paper, based on his study of fertilization in sea urchins, established the fact that fertilization consists of the union of the nuclei of a male and a female sex cell, and that only one spermatozoon is required to fertilize an egg. This latter finding had important implications for the study of heredity. Hertwig's paper marks an important conceptual advance, uniting the process of fertilization and the transfer of hereditary material with the nuclear theory of sexual reproduction. This copy is from the library of Robert Wiedersheim, best known for his role in establishing comparative anatomy as a discipline, and for his famous textbook on the subject (Vergleiche Anatomie der Wirbeltiere, 1883). DSB.

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        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.

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        Matusow na Ukrainie".

      - Typ: pastel; Haslo: Matusow; Przyn. adm.: Kresy - Ukraina-Kijowskie; Sygnatura: Pastel sygnowany u dolu kompozycji: "Jadwiga Galezowska Matusow na Ukrainie".; Technika: Pastel podklejony na tekture; Format: 215x310.; Inf o autorze: J. Galezowska (29.02.1876 Warszawa - 6.09.1948 Krakow) zd. Malinowska, malarka, poczatkowo uczyla sie prywatnie, na kursach i prywatnych szkolach w Warszawie i Krakowie, studiowala w Monachium i Paryzu, w 1906(1905?) wyszla za maz za Jozefa Galezowskiego, do 1909 przebywala za granica, 1909-1911 mieszkala w Warszawie, potem w Krakowie skad odbywala liczne podroze, zob. SAP t.2 s.278. prawdopodobnie praca z lat 1906-1914.; Uwagi: Matusow w guberni kijowskiej w powiecie czerkasskim (na poludnie od Kijowa), centrum znacznego klucza dobr, bedacego wlasnoscia ks. Potiomkina, generala Wysockiego od 1811, potem Orlowa, zob. SGKP t.6 s.175. Obiekt nie istniejacy.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura rezydencje / Architektur Residenzen/Residenz / architecture rezydencje/residences, manors/residence, manor; Pastel w stanie wiecej niz dobrym, dosc liczne, ale slabe, rdzawe plamy.

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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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        BIGLIETTO AUTOGRAFO FIRMATO + CARTOLINA POSTALE ILLUSTRATA .

      (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.

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        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..

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