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        Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-61.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1876. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, "To Wm E. Doubleday with aff. regards of the author." In very good condition with some repairs to the spine tips. Abner Doubleday was first cousins to William E. Doubleday, to whom these volumes are inscribed, father of F.N. Doubleday.

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        Treatise On The Mechanical Theory Of Heat, And Its Applications To The Steam Engine, Etc. (Ownership Signatures Of Samuel P. Langley, And Ex-Smithsonain Institution Astrophysical Library, Mt. Wilson, 1907)

      New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1876. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1st Printing Xii, 288 Pp. Large Paper Copy, Text Block 9 1/4" Tall. Finely Bound In 3/4 Blue Morocco Over Marbled Boards, Marbled Endpapers, Top Edge Gilt. Ownership Initials Of Samuel P Langley On First Blank Endpaper, Signed By Langley At Top Of Title Page With Stamps "Estate Of S. P. Langley" And "Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Laboratory Feb 25, 1907". Samuel Pierpont Langley (/'l??li/; August 22, 1834 - February 27, 1906) Was An American Astronomer, Physicist, Inventor Of The Bolometer And Pioneer Of Aviation, Third Secretary Of The Smithsonian Institution And Founder Of Its Astrophysical Observatory. Three Quarter Morocco, Spine Gilt, Marbled Paper Covered Boards, Marbled Endpapers.

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        The Poetical Works. A complete edition, with portrait and steel illustrations.

      London: Frederick Warne; New York:: Scribner, [ca. 1870s].. At head of title: The “Chandos Poets.” Small 8vo. xv, [1], 624 pp. With engraved frontispiece portrait of the author and half-title, numerous engr. plates. Early ink inscription “Eliza Perry, Shirley C.E. [Eastcote Close] Schools, From her loving Husband, Mar. 16, 1876. “Sparkbrook ... Spelling Bee” Third Prize 16/3/76.” [Sparkbrook is in south-east Birmingham, England]. Original dark green black and gilt-stamped morocco, heavy spine bands, spine tooled in gold, with title and series-heading on spine, all edges gilt. Fine. WITH A MODERN SPLIT-DOUBLE, OR “TWO-WAY” FORE-EDGE PAINTING. Fanned to the left is a scene of a coach and four horses; fanned right is another scene in winter of appears to be the same coach & four horses.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

      The American Publishing Company, Hartford 1876 - First edition, second printing on laid paper, BAL issue points with the four pages of ads at the back, issue A. BAL 3369. Textblock on laid paper is a strong VG+ -- thin edge of dampstaining the first and last 8 leaves (see photo) and a small stain on the bottom edge not going into the textblock. No foxing, very clean. Book is In the original deluxe publisher's full sheep binding with black label title spine. Binding is in need of repair. The binding strings are holding but the joints of both covers are cracked through. There are also a couple of darkened spots, possibly rescued from a fire? (See photos). Repaired, this would be a very nice book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants

      London: John Murray, 1876. Second Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine-. Second Thousand. 8vo; viii,208,32(publisher's catalogue)pp, with 13 text woodcuts. Original publisher's royal green pebbled cloth, covers paneled in blind (arches-style), spine lettered and decorated in gilt, chocolate-brown end papers, period owner's stamp top of half title. A superlative example, binding clean, tight. and unmarred; text fresh and bright, barring light foxing to endpapers and several pages within text. Freeman 837. Originally published in the ninth volume of the Journal of the Linnean Society, in 1865. Our copy is the first hardcover edition (second edition overall), second thousand. Only 500 copies were printed, making this, Freeman believes, "probably the smallest issue of any [John] Murray Darwin" title. Darwin described the origins and writing of this book in his autobiography, where he noted: "Some of the adaptations displayed by climbing plants are as beautiful as those by Orchids for ensuring cross-fertilisation." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Narrative of the North Polar Edpedtion: US Ship Polaris

      Government Printing Office 1876 - 696pp steel engraved frontispieces, 39 wood engravings and 2 photolithographs, depicting the Polaris and its deck plans, 6 maps, illustrations and appendix. Thick Quarto (10 1/2" x 8"). Issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt pictorial on front cover. Edited by Rear-Admiral C H Davis. [Arctic Bibliography: 18382] 1st edition. During Hall's last North Polar expedition, the Polaris reached 82 degrees 11 north and 61 degrees west, the farthest northerly point then reached by a vessel. Hall died of a stroke on November, 1871. The expedition continued under George Tyson. This includes an account of the survivors fate after the ship and crew met with disaster and their ice floe journey from Smith Sound to the Labrador coast. See Blake, Arctic Experiences "The geographic results of the expedition were extensive and important. Kennedy channel disclosed the way to the North Pole. Greenland and Grinnell Land were extended about three degrees of latitude northward. With similar limited resources no man has surpassed Charles Francis Hall in arctic explorations." (Dictionary of American Biography VIII, pp 120-121.) Condition: New spine, corners bumped, shelf wear, spine ends and corners rubbed, covers faded. Over all about very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Two Rivulets Including Democratic Vistas, Centennial Songs, and Passage to India [Centennial Edition, Signed]

      Camden, New Jersey: Author's Edition, 1876. First Edition. Half-Calf. Fine. First Issue, one of only 100 copies [BAL 21411], sometimes called the Centennial Edition, after the label at foot of the spine. 8vo: 32,[2],84,[2] 18,[2],x,[4],14,[4],68,[2],120pp, with albumen print frontispiece portrait of the poet autographed by Whitman tipped-in with printed two-line caption (in later states, the caption was extended to a third line) and inserted final leaf advertising Whitman's books. Original tan leather spine and corners (Meyerson's binding B, no known priority), spine compartments heavily tooled in gilt, three black and one red leather lettering pieces gilt, orange S cloth sides, all edges gilt, torquoise-coated endpapers embossed with all-over leaf pattern, cobalt-blue ribbon marker (and dried, pressed flower) laid in. First line of second paragraph on p. 60 changed in Whitman's hand (as in most first-issue copies) to read: 'Long, long ere the Second Centennial . . . ' A superior copy, virtually spotless, in a strong, fresh binding. BAL 21411. Meyerson A9.I.a. Wells and Goldsmith, pp. 21-22. "In a continuing effort to cash in on the nation's centennial celebration, Whitman decided in 1875 'to bring out a volume . . . partly as my contribution to our National Centennial.' The book would be called Two Rivulets; as Whitman explained the title, 'two flowing chains of prose and verse, emanating the real and ideal.' Whitman's continuing obsession with dualities now carries over into the tensions between prose (the language of the 'real') and poetry (the language of the 'ideal'). . . . Two Rivulets contains Democratic Vistas, Centennial Songs, As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free, Memoranda During the War and Passage to India, each with its own title page and pagination, since [Whitman] was in some cases using already printed unbound pages from the various independently published books. Whitman limited this Centennial Edition to 100 copies, printed in Camden (his first book to be printed in his new city) and bound by James Arnold in Philadelphia in two different bindings (black leather with marbled paper sides, and brown leather with orange cloth). The volume contains a copy of a Pearsall photograph of Whitman pasted onto a sheet of paper and inserted just before the title page indicating: "Photo'd from Life, Sept., '72, Brooklyn, N.Y.," with each copy signed "Walt Whitman / born May 31 /1819.' . . . The book is a striking example of Whitman's innovation in design. . . . Whitman had the first 100 copies bound to match his first printing of the 1876 Leaves, so that the two books could be sold as a Centennial set . . . (Folsom, Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman). G. F. E. Pearsall's photograph has become one of the classic images of the poet. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The geographical distribution of animals. With a study of the relations of living and extinct faunas as elucidating the past changes of the earth's surface

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1876. First American Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine+. Two royal octavo volumes: xxi,[3],503,[1]; viii,[4],607,[3]pp, with 7 chromolithographed maps (1 folding, 2 double-page), 20 tissue-guarded wood-engraved plates, and numerous tables in the text. Publisher's fine-grained reddish cloth, front covers paneled in blind and gilt-stamped with elaborate animals and forest vignettes, spines lettered and ruled in gilt, beveled edges, coated chocolate-brown end papers. An unusually handsome production in eminently collectible condition. Cloth lightly scuffed, blind-stamps to front fly leaves and page 11 of both volumes, internally virtually spotless, gilt crisp and bright. Norman 2178. Garrison-Morton 145.60. Nissen Zoology 4331. First American Edition of perhaps the single most important work from the great naturalist, a pivotal contribution to the scientific foundations of zoogeography and a key companion to the studies of Charles Darwin. "Wallace studied the fauna of the Malay peninsula and was struck both with its resemblances to and differences from that of South America. His studies resulted in this worldwide study, a pioneering work in zoogeography, and Wallace's most comprehensive monograph." (Garrison-Morton) According to Gillispie's Dictionary of Scientific Biography, "Wallace established evolutionary zoogeography on its modern foundation. . . . [F]ew, if any subsequent works have been more important to the subject. . . . Wallace's work actually transformed the subject and became the standard authority for many years." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Conservation Of Energy. With An Appendix, Treating Of The Vital And Mental Applications Of The Doctrine. (First Americanm Edition, With A New Note And The Two Appendices, First Published Here)

      New York: D. Appleton And Company, 1876. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1st Printing Ix, 239 Pp. Red Quarter Morocco, Morocco Tips, Gilt, Over Marbled Paper Covered Boards, Matching Marbled Endpapers, Matching Marbled Edges Of Page Block. Near Fine, Light Rubbing, Hinges Tioght, No Names Or Marks Or Bookplates. First American Edition With A New Explanatory Note And Two Appendices, By Le Conte And Bain, New To This Edition. Balfour Stewart (1828 - 1887) Was A Scottish Physicist. His Studies In The Field Of Radiant Heat Led To Him Receiving The Rumford Medal Of The Royal Society In 1868. In 1859 He Was Appointed Director Of Kew Observatory. He Was Elected Professor Of Physics At Owens College, Manchester, And Retained That Chair Until His Death, Which Happened Near Drogheda, In Ireland, On 19 December 1887. He Was The Author Of Several Successful Science Textbooks, And Also Of The Article On "Terrestrial Magnetism" In The Ninth Edition Of The Encyclop?dia Britannica.

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        MODERN MAGIC A Practical Treatise on the Art of Conjuring.

      London, George Routledge and Sons, (1876). RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC CONJURING TITLE (1876) FIRST ISSUE, with dropped colon after "Sons" and Routledge mongram on title page. FIRST STATE BINDING WITH BLACK HAT AND GOLD CONE. Ex library copy with blind stamped number on spine, ink library stamp and ink numbers to blank side of title page, no other library marks visible. 8vo, approximately 200 x 135 mm, 8 x 5¼ inches, frontispiece with tissue guard, 317 illustrations in the text, pages: iii-xv prelims (lacking half-title), 1-511, original publisher's orange brown pictorial cloth, illustrated in gilt and black to upper cover and spine, lettered on gilt panels to upper cover and spine, blind illustration on back cover, new pale yellow endpapers. On the upper cover the hat is black and the cone is gilt as required for a first printing and on the title page there is a dropped colon after 'Sons' on the publisher's imprint as required. Binding rubbed with slight wear to head and tail of spine, 2 tiny nicks to tail of spine, hinges rubbed and showing wear with small cracks to top and bottom of upper hinge, binding slightly dull, corners slightly worn and slight shelf wear, inner paper hinges are cracked with small repairs and they have been reglued, neat old ink name and date 1887 to last page of prelims, frontispiece and title page have some pale age-browning, last 10 pages have a small brown stain to outer margin increasing in size (see attached image). Overall a good acceptable tight clean copy of the scarce first edition. See Toole Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring 1581-1876, Volume I, page 136 No. 386. See also Henry Ridgely Evans, History of Magic and Conjuring page12-13: 'It is an interesting fact to note that an amateur, Angelo Lewis, known to fame as Professor Hoffmann, wrote the greatest and most comprehensive work on natural magic and sleight of hand. Hundreds of amateurs have been inspired to become professionals after studying his Modern Magic.... Mr. Houdini pronounced Angelo Lewis to be "the brightest star in the firmament of magical literature". Writing of him in Mum, November 1919, he said: "It is difficult to conceive of Professor Hoffmann as an amateur, in view of the fact that scores of professional magicians owe their first magical inspiration to his masterpiece Modern Magic, which at the time of its publication was by far the greatest book of its kind in this or any other language. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, CLICK IMAGE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        PALESTINE AND SYRIA Handbook for Travellers

      Leipsic: Karl Baedeker. Good+. 1876. First Edition. Flexible cloth. Red flexible cloth has gilt titles on spine & front cover. Illustrated with 18 maps, 43 plans and 10 views. Text is tight and intact.. Spine ends and front corners are lightly rubbed. Front internal hinge has a paper tear with cover firmly attached. Prior owners signature and 1895 date. First two pages have a small chip from bottom front corner. Rare . Mid-East; Maps & Views; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 610 pages .

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        Adventures of Tom Sawyer, FIRST EDITION

      American Publishing Company 1876 - American Publishing Company, 1876. FIRST EDITION. 2nd State. Hardcover. First Edition Issue Points: 1876 on title page; 1875 on copyright page; Half-title page and frontipiece on same leaf (indicating 2nd State). CONDITION: Good Condition. Binding is good, boards in good shape. Wear and foxing/staining to pages. Wear to corners. Owner's name on front pastedown and 2nd blank page. Overall, a tight copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom. First Edition.

      London, John Murray, 1876 1st edition. Hardback, 8vo. 7.5 x 5 ins. In dark green cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. Blind embossed panelled boards. Dark brown endpapers. In very good condition. Cloth rubbed at corners and edges and a little on faces of boards, a couple of marks to spine and front. “T. D. Webster” bookseller label to front, endpapers faded around edges, hinges cracked between endpapers, lacks half-title page, small tear to inner corner of title page, A couple of minor thumb marks, tear to edge p416 & 461, and torn margins to p431 & 459. Else a very clean and tight 1st edition copy. 482pp. With explanatory tables.

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        [MAGIC] De La Mano the magician

      A group of ephemera relating to the nineteenth century Austrian-born magician and spiritualist De La Mano, who toured the east coast of the United States in 1876, 1878 and 1881. As early as 1878 he was incorporating spiritualist elements into his shows, and his 1881 tour as an illusionist was ultimately abandoned in favour of work as a psychic investigator. While engaged in the study of psychic phenomena at a haunted house in New York in 1882, he mysteriously vanished without trace. This rare archive, probably dating from his 1878 and 1881 tours in the United States, comprises the following items: 1. De La Mano's great magic book. New York Popular Publishing Company, n.d. [c 1878]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, 30 pp + 2 pp advertisements, illustrated. An instructional booklet explaining how to perform some of De La Mano's tricks. Minor loss on front cover, stain on rear, otherwise a fine copy. 2. Theatre broadside (1050 x 370 mm). New York : The Courier Company Show Printing House, n.d. [c 1878]. Is Coming! De La Mano, the Champion Prestidigitateur, Abidextrous (sic) Comedian, Arch Illusionist and Humorist, the Autocrat of the World of Magic, in his Inimitable, Novel and Laughable Entertainment, 'Be Gone Dull Care'. This marvellous, oversize poster is illustrated with a scene of a De La Mano performance in a grand theatre and several cartouches conveying the humour of his magic. De La Mano's show includes clairvoyance, mind reading, The Blood Writing on the Arm (The Enchanted Cross), The Great East India Dagger Mystery, The Magic Omelet, Mahomet's Cane: or, Mesmerism Extraordinary, Ah Sin's Laundry and numerous other exotic sounding tricks. 3cm hole on main banner, some chipping on side. Otherwise fine copy. 3. Theatre broadside (600 x 230 mm). [Saratoga Springs, New York] : Great American Engraving and Printing Co., 31 Beekman Street, n.d. [c 1878]. Wonder, Mystery and Delight. De La Mano's Champion Exhibition. The Wizard of the East will give a first class Exhibition! Two 3cm tears along left hand side, stain on right. This poster, which provides spaces for handwritten venue and date information, lists many of De La Mano's acts, also billing him as 'The Great French Magician'. A few small scorch marks, otherwise very good. 4. Theatre broadside (370 x 130 mm), printed both sides. New York : A.S. Seer's Engraving and Printing House, Union Square, n.d. [c 1881]. De La Mano's Great Magic Show and Educated Animal Exhibition. As well as listing several of De La Mano's better known acts which are included in his 'Be Gone Dull Care' routine, this poster announces the introduction of 'Dom Pedro, the Pig with a Human Brain that Reads, Multiplies, Subtracts and Divides, plays a Game of Cards, Rings a Bell, Fires a Gun, tells you what you are thinking of, and many other things that must be seen to be believed.' Verso advertises the act called 'Egyptian Vivisection : in which the Professor cuts a living man to pieces, in the presence of the audience.' Fine. 5a & 5.b. Theatre broadsides (240 x 150 mm), two variant copies (one on blue and one on pink paper), printed both sides. New York : A.S. Seer's Engraving and Printing Establishment, Union Square, n.d. [c 1878]. Prof. De La Mano Has arrived, and will positively appear as advertised. Two variants of the same handbill listing many of De La Mano's tricks; verso with illustrations. Fine. 6. Theatre broadside (610 x 120 mm). [s.l.], [s.n.] [c 1878]. Wonder, Mystery and Delight. De La Mano's Champion Exhibition. The Great French Magician! The Autocrat of the World of Magic! In his Inimitable, Novel and Laughable Entertainment, 'Be Gone Dull Care'. Attractive poster with three illustrations. The tricks include 'The Chinese Paradox: asserted by Spiritualists to be accomplished through the agency of friends in the invisible world.' Very fine.

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        Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar. XII. Histoire naturelle des oiseaux.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, Société d'Éditions Géographiques, Maritimes et Coloniales, and Tananarive, Imprimerie Officielle, 1876-1937. In five volumes (texte, atlas I-III, and supplément). Uniform dark blue cloth over marbled boards. Spines with two burgundy morocco labels with gilt titles. Large 4to and folio (31 x 24 cm). 412 plates.= The complete bird part of the magnum opus of father and son Alfred (1836-1921) and Guillaume (1873-1957) Grandidier on the natural history, and history, of Madagascar. The whole work was published over a period of more than 80 years, and written by many specialists in diverse fields of zoology and botany, such as Vaillant (herpetology), and Mabille (butterflies), etc., sometimes in collaboration with the Grandidiers. Some parts were never completed, or announced but not published; others were reprinted, with or without re-editing. A complete collation of all the parts published, and their variants, is still wanting. This set comprises the bird section, which is complete and includes the much later published supplement. Volume numbering (and, hence, spine numbering) is somewhat confusing. A collation is as follows: Volume XII. Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. Tome I. Texte (1879). pp. [i], [1]-779; Volume XIII. Tome II. Atlas I. (1879) 139 plates. According to Nissen, ZBI "Die ersten 40 Taf. von Faguet, Gélibert, Huet, Terrier wurden durch neue von Keulemans ersetzt" In this copy, the non-osteological plates are all by Keulemans, except 7 and 71-72 (by Huët & Faguet), 41 and 41a (Arnoult), 55 (Faguet), and 87-88 (Louveau). In atlases II and III, all the full-colour plates are by Keulemans, except, perhaps, the egg-plates, which are not signed; Volume XIV. Tome III. Atlas II (1879) 139 plates (numbering consecutive); Volume XV. Tome IV, Atlas III (1881) 122 plates (consecutive). For a total of 400 plates; Volume XII Supplément (1937) viii, 211 pp., 12 plates (full colour, by Dongé). The many full-colour plates in the bird volumes are of great beauty. Provenance: the supplement volume with on the half title a hand-written and signed dedication by Guillaume Grandidier "à Monsieur Raymond Decary ...en souvenir de M. Lavaudeau ...". This volume with some pencilled ornithological and linguistic annotations. Raymond Decary was a French naturalist, ethnologist, geologist, historian, and linguist in Madagascar. In botany and zoology a dozen genera and hundreds of species are named after him. The herbarium he assembled for the Muséum nationale d'Histore naturelle in Paris, contains over 40,000 samples of Malagasy flora. He wrote more than 400 papers and twenty books. Paper slip with pencilled illustration and ornithological notes to plate 105 tipped in. Text volume a second copy of plate 276 used as frontispiece (officially there is none). A few text sections and plates with some light foxing - much less than usual. In all, a truly remarkable, complete set. Very rare. Nissen BBI, 746; Nissen IVB, 385; Nissen ZBI, 1676; Stafleu & Cowan, 2109.

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        AT DUSK

      London: Remington and Co., 5, Arundel Street, Strand, W.C., n.d. [1876].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i] ii-v [vi-viii] [1] 2-220, original decorated brown cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, rear panel ruled in blind, yellow coated endpapers. First edition. "Collects four longish stories with continental settings and a mood of morbid romanticism. 'Anton Novak' focuses on the supernatural presentiment of a crime. 'The Twins' is about the tragic destiny of twin boys, born during a tempest on the coast of Dalmatia which killed their parents; their visit to a Jewish witch, who correctly sees their fate, avails them nothing, and they die soon thereafter in the sea within minutes of each other." - Robert Eldridge. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Day (1963), or Reginald (1979; 1992). Early owner's signature on dedication page. Cloth lightly rubbed at lower spine end and corner tips, top edge of text block a bit dusty, a bright, near fine copy. A very scarce book. (#149895)

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        MODERN MAGIC A Practical Treatise on the Art of Conjuring

      London, George Routledge and Sons, (1876).. RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC CONJURING TITLE (1876) FIRST ISSUE, with dropped colon after "Sons" and Routledge mongram on title page. FIRST STATE BINDING WITH BLACK HAT AND GOLD CONE. Ex library copy with blind stamped number on spine, ink library stamp and ink numbers to blank side of title page, no other library marks visible. 8vo, approximately 200 x 135 mm, 8 x 5¼ inches, frontispiece with tissue guard, 317 illustrations in the text, pages: iii-xv prelims (lacking half-title), 1-511, original publisher's orange brown pictorial cloth, illustrated in gilt and black to upper cover and spine, lettered on gilt panels to upper cover and spine, blind illustration on back cover, new pale yellow endpapers. On the upper cover the hat is black and the cone is gilt as required for a first printing and on the title page there is a dropped colon after 'Sons' on the publisher's imprint as required. Binding rubbed with slight wear to head and tail of spine, 2 tiny nicks to tail of spine, hinges rubbed and showing wear with small cracks to top and bottom of upper hinge, binding slightly dull, corners slightly worn and slight shelf wear, inner paper hinges are cracked with small repairs and they have been reglued, neat old ink name and date 1887 to last page of prelims, frontispiece and title page have some pale age-browning, last 10 pages have a small brown stain to outer margin increasing in size (see attached image). Overall a good acceptable tight clean copy of the scarce first edition. See Toole Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring 1581-1876, Volume I, page 136 No. 386. See also Henry Ridgely Evans, History of Magic and Conjuring page12-13: 'It is an interesting fact to note that an amateur, Angelo Lewis, known to fame as Professor Hoffmann, wrote the greatest and most comprehensive work on natural magic and sleight of hand. Hundreds of amateurs have been inspired to become professionals after studying his Modern Magic.... Mr. Houdini pronounced Angelo Lewis to be "the brightest star in the firmament of magical literature". Writing of him in Mum, November 1919, he said: "It is difficult to conceive of Professor Hoffmann as an amateur, in view of the fact that scores of professional magicians owe their first magical inspiration to his masterpiece Modern Magic, which at the time of its publication was by far the greatest book of its kind in this or any other language. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, CLICK IMAGE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A monograph of the nectariinidæ, or family of sun-birds.

      Rare privately printed ornithological work, with some of the finest illustrations of bird artist J. G. Keulemans. London : published by the author, 1876-1880. Printed in an edition of 250 copies. Three volumes, quarto, gilt-lettered blue crushed morocco over marbled boards (lightly rubbed), marbled endpapers, the bookplate of J. Hamilton Leigh to pastedowns; top edges gilt; paper restorations to three leaves, including the title leaf, where stamps have been removed; pp cviii (pp vii - viii, list of plates, bound in after text); 121 hand-coloured lithographed plates by Keulemans, divided across the three volumes; a very good copy, the plates clean and fresh. Captain George Ernest Shelley (1840-1910) was an English ornithologist, and nephew of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. His monograph on sunbirds, a tropical Old World family with representatives in Africa, Asia and Australasia, was privately printed in an edition of 250 copies, is one of the finest illustrated books by noted ornithological artist John Gerrard Keulemans. Originally published in parts, this set has been unusually and usefully bound in three volumes; it is normally found in a single volume. Nissen IVB, 873

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        The new counties, hundreds, & district atlas of South Australia and Northern Territory, 1876.

      Together with map of South Australia indicating roads, distances, relative position of counties &c., &c. Showing -- All Boroughs, Post-towns, Villages, Hamlets, Road Boards, Roads, Railways, Rivers, Lakes, Creeks, Mountains, Stations, the Area of County and Station, (the Names, Occupiers, Grazing capabilities and Area of each), the Population of each Town in the Colony, Height of Mountains; Length, Rise, and Fall of Rivers, the quantity of Cereals and Green Crops, Hay, Wine, &c., produced in the different localities, and all the Geographical, Geological, and Physiological matter obtained from the most authentic sources. Compiled by F. S. Carroll. The Maps are compiled from the very latest plans in the Lands Department, by the kind permission of G. W. Goyder, Esq., Surveyor General. The Statistical Matter is furnished by the Government Statist, J. Boothby, Esq. This Atlas is the first of the kind ever produced in the colony, and will be thoroughly authentic to date of publication; it will be found eminently useful to the Merchant and Squatter as a Work of Reference, and with the Schoolmaster or Man of Family as the best means extant of furnishing the rising generation of the Colony with a thorough geographical knowledge of South Australia and the Northern Territory. To His Excellency Sir Anthony Musgrave, K.C.M.G., &c., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Province of South Australia, This Atlas is, with His Excellency's permission, Respectfully Dedicated, by His Excellency's Most Obedient Servant, the Proprietors, F. E. Hiscocks & Co. Adelaide : E. S. Wigg & Son; 1876. Folio, half-morocco over silk (edges rubbed), gilt-lettered title label, pp. [viii - small burn holes to title page and following leaf]; 26 (misnumbered, a number of pen corrections to place names) 25 double page maps printed in colour, large folding map of South Australia (tear across central fold), the other maps all clean and fresh. A number of neat pen annotations have corrected errors in the text. The first atlas published in South Australia, scarce. Ferguson 7981 and 7982.

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        Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar. XII. Histoire naturelle des oiseaux.

      - Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, Société d'Éditions Géographiques, Maritimes et Coloniales, and Tananarive, Imprimerie Officielle, 1876-1937. In five volumes (texte, atlas I-III, and supplément). Uniform dark blue cloth over marbled boards. Spines with two burgundy morocco labels with gilt titles. Large 4to and folio (31 x 24 cm). 412 plates.= The complete bird part of the magnum opus of father and son Alfred (1836-1921) and Guillaume (1873-1957) Grandidier on the natural history, and history, of Madagascar. The whole work was published over a period of more than 80 years, and written by many specialists in diverse fields of zoology and botany, such as Vaillant (herpetology), and Mabille (butterflies), etc., sometimes in collaboration with the Grandidiers. Some parts were never completed, or announced but not published; others were reprinted, with or without re-editing. A complete collation of all the parts published, and their variants, is still wanting. This set comprises the bird section, which is complete and includes the much later published supplement. Volume numbering (and, hence, spine numbering) is somewhat confusing. A collation is as follows: Volume XII. Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. Tome I. Texte (1879). pp. [i], [1]-779; Volume XIII. Tome II. Atlas I. (1879) 139 plates. According to Nissen, ZBI "Die ersten 40 Taf. von Faguet, Gélibert, Huet, Terrier wurden durch neue von Keulemans ersetzt" In this copy, the non-osteological plates are all by Keulemans, except 7 and 71-72 (by Huët & Faguet), 41 and 41a (Arnoult), 55 (Faguet), and 87-88 (Louveau). In atlases II and III, all the full-colour plates are by Keulemans, except, perhaps, the egg-plates, which are not signed; Volume XIV. Tome III. Atlas II (1879) 139 plates (numbering consecutive); Volume XV. Tome IV, Atlas III (1881) 122 plates (consecutive). For a total of 400 plates; Volume XII Supplément (1937) viii, 211 pp., 12 plates (full colour, by Dongé). The many full-colour plates in the bird volumes are of great beauty. Provenance: the supplement volume with on the half title a hand-written and signed dedication by Guillaume Grandidier "à Monsieur Raymond Decary .en souvenir de M. Lavaudeau .". This volume with some pencilled ornithological and linguistic annotations. Raymond Decary was a French naturalist, ethnologist, geologist, historian, and linguist in Madagascar. In botany and zoology a dozen genera and hundreds of species are named after him. The herbarium he assembled for the Muséum nationale d'Histore naturelle in Paris, contains over 40,000 samples of Malagasy flora. He wrote more than 400 papers and twenty books. Paper slip with pencilled illustration and ornithological notes to plate 105 tipped in. Text volume a second copy of plate 276 used as frontispiece (officially there is none). A few text sections and plates with some light foxing - much less than usual. In all, a truly remarkable, complete set. Very rare. Nissen BBI, 746; Nissen IVB, 385; Nissen ZBI, 1676; Stafleu & Cowan, 2109. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting, In answer to a Senate resolution of July 20, 1876, information in relation to the slaughter of American citizens at Hamburgh, S.C.

      [Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office]. 1876. First. First edition. Octavo. 56pp. Removed. Small nicks and stab holes along the spine, else near fine. Senate Document No. 85 of the 44th Congress, 1st Session. Detailed report and interviews of survivors of the massacre. In an attempt to interrupt black people from voting, white paramilitary groups attacked black national guardsman, killed six, and wounding many more. 94 white men were indicted for murder, none were prosecuted. OCLC locates either five or six copies. .

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        Homoeopathische Behandlung der Krankheiten für angehende Aerzte und intelligente Nichtärzte ; mit einer Lebensbeschreibung Hahnemann\'s von D. Argenti

      Pressburg / Leipzig ; Verlag Gustav Heckenast 1876. 2., verm. Aufl. XVI, 512 S. Schrift: Antiqua, Ex-Libris auf Vorsatzblatt nachgebundene Ausgabe mit Lederrückenschild, Leinenband, Seiten alters- und papierbedingt gebräunt, sonst guter Zustand Medizin 5 Versand D: 4,50 EUR Medizin / Homöopathie / Heilkunde / Alternativ heilen / Kräuterbücher, alternativmedizinische Behandlungsmethode / Heilpraktiker / Alternativmedizin /

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        Musizierende Engel

      0 - Bleistiftzeichnung aquarelliert. Darstellungsgr. 8,8 x 12,8 cm. Blattgr. 14 x 18,2 cm. Unten rechts monogrammiert und datiert "L.V. 17. August 1876". Verso von fremder Hand Widmung mit Bleistift. - In ein Passepartout montiert (18 x 23,5 cm). Etwas fleckig.

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        Handbuch der Palaeontologie. 5 Bände (komplett!). Bd. 1 - 4: 1. Abt.: Palaeozoologie. Bd. 5: 2. Abt: Palaeophytologie.

      München u. Leipzig: Oldenbourg, 1876-93. 765, 893, 900, 958, 799 S. Hardcover In dieser vollständigen Form äußerst seltenes Exemplar des von Karl Alfred v. Zittel zwischen 1876 und 1893 herausgegebenen \"Handbuches der Palaeontologie\". Das Angebot beinhaltet beide Abteilungen, die Palaeozoologie in 4 Bänden, sowie die Palaeophytologie in 1 Band. Originalausgabe, kein Reprint! Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar in noch gutem bis akzeptablem (Bd. 1) Zustand. Bd. 1 - 3 u. 5 private Halbleinenbände mit aufkaschierten Lederrücken, leicht berieben und bestoßen, Bd. 4 privater Halblederband, beschabt, bestoßen und foliiert. Stempel innen, keine Rückensignaturen. S. VII/VIII in Bd. 1 gelockert und randrissig, Bindungen ansonsten fest. Seiten papierbedingt gebräunt, Text und Abbildungen ansonsten sauber. Weitere Fotos und Informationen auf Anfrage. Sprache: deutsch. -- petrominera_alt mbx 017. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        THE PRIME MINISTER

      1876 - [preceding the 4-vol. UK edition?] A Novel. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1876. 4 pp preliminary undated ads, plus 4+8 pp terminal ads headed "April Book-List." Original very light brown decorative wrappers (with the date "April 1876" on the rear wrapper). First Edition (likely preceding the four-volume English edition, but sharing the spotlight with an edition by Porter & Coates of Philadelphia, as both American editions were published at noon on May 17, 1876). With the serial format dying (following the death of its champion Dickens in mid-1870), Chapman & Hall experimented with issuing THE PRIME MINISTER in eight monthly five-shilling parts from Nov 1875 through June 1876; they then published it in four cloth-bound volumes -- in "May 1876" according to Sadleir, but "on June 12th, 1876" according to Smith. Curiously, Porter & Coates paid Harper 175 pounds for advance sheets and the right to publish simultaneously -- which they did. P&C came out with copies in paper wrappers at 75 cents, in cloth at $1.25, and in fancier cloth at $1.50. Harper issued the novel only in wrappers (as here), and at a price lower than usual -- due undoubtedly to its unusual arrangement with P&C; Harper's price would go even lower, as later copies were bound up in light green wrappers priced at 60 cents.~This copy is exactly as described by Smith (as it should be: it bears his penciled signature on the first interior leaf). Condition is very good-plus, moderately soiled but with relatively little wear for such a fragile, thick volume (252 pages of text): there is minor edge-wear including a fore-corner bearing a little cellotape on the inside, and the printed spine, though having a narrow vertical crack, is complete except for just 1/3-inch at each end. We have never before had this Harper edition in wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LOS DOZE TRABAJOS DE ERCULES COPILADOS POR DON ENRIQUE DE VILLENA: Aplicalos a los doze estados del mundo . . .

      [Madrid Sancho Rayon 1876] XXIX, [1] fl. Small quarto, 23.5 x 15.5 cm, contemporary paneled calf with gilt spine title. Slight rubbing to edges of covers, small "Withdrawn" stamp above stamped 6-digit number in lower margin of 2nd leaf, old mend to lower corner of last leaf; still overall very good.

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        Échinides fossiles de l'Algérie. Description des espèces déja recueillies dans ce pays et considérations sur leur position stratigraphique. I-X. (Complete).

      - Paris, G. Masson, 1876-1891. Ten volumes in eight. Large 8vo (23.8 x 13.7 cm). 1,259 pp; 85 very finely lithographed plates. Uniform near contemporary crimson roan over marbled boards. Spines with five raised bands, and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. l A fine monograph with beautiful illustrations of generally well-preserved specimens from Jurassic to Pliocene species, including many that were new or poorly known. The authors did work their way through the rich Algerian material in a quasi-chronological way, following a planned sequence of the strata from the oldest to the youngest, starting with the "Terrains Jurassiques" (volume I, 1883) and followed by: II (1884) Étages Tithonique & Néocomien; III (1876) Urgo-Aptien et Albien; IV-V (1878) Cénomanien; VI (1879) Turonien; VII (1881) Sénonien, première partie [Santonien]; VIII (?1881) Campanien, Dordonien; IX (1885) Éocène; X (1891) Miocène et Pliocène. There are no title pages for parts V and VIII, as they are continuations of parts IV, and VII, respectively. An earlier version of the first two "Jurassic" volumes had previously been published in the Annales des Sciences Geologiques, before 1876. When Cotteau et al. decided to publish the work privately, in 1876, they promised subscribers that they would revise these volumes after they had finished the Cretaceous volumes. Title pages with some library markings, in volume 6 a rather weak dampstain to the outer margin of a few leaves, a repaired tear, reaching the text in one leaf, and a small chip in the top margin of two leaves, otherwise a very good, complete set with all the plates clean. Rare, especially complete sets like this one. Nissen ZBI, 977. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gli universali de i belli Recami antichi,e moderni:ne i quali un pellegrino,si di huomo come di donna,potrà in questa nostra età con l'ago vertuosamente esercitarsi.Non anchora da alcuni altri dati in luce. MDXXXVII.

      Venezia,Ongania 1876 - In-8°.(2)cc.+(50)cc.di tavole. Ex libris Gustav Tassoni.Legatura coeva in piena pergamena riccamente decorata in oro,con applicata al piatto anteriore,riproduzione in eliotipia del frontespizio e marca tipografica,presumibilmente fatta preparare dall'editore per questa copia speciale. Si tratta infatti dell'esemplare di dedica "A Sua Grazia la principessa Maria Giovannelli nata Principessa Chigi-Albani."(Vedi riproduzione fotografica).Bellissimo esemplare che conserva anche le copertine in similpergamena, facente parte della "raccolta di opere antiche sui disegni dei merletti di Venezia",d'Aristotile,detto Goppino(Zoppino).Belli Recami ecc.Fac-simile Eliotipico della stampa originale esistente nella R.Biblioteca Marciana di Venezia.Prima edizione di soli 100 esemplari(Nostro numero 61). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 by Prof. J.S. Newberry, geologist of the expedition. [First edition].

      Engineer Department, U.S. Army 1876 - Washington, Engineer Department, U.S. Army, quarto, vii, [1], 152 p., 22 plates with explanation sheets: 11 chromolithographic landscape views and 11 lithographed plates of scenery and fossils. The separately published geographic map, not included in many copies, is not present. ***CONTENT: Though its publication was delayed by the Civil War, the Army expedition under Macomb explored parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado in the summer of 1859 to determine the practicality of rail or wagon routes to the Great Basin and the southern Utah settlements. The expedition travelled NW along parts of the Old Spanish Trail, following the Chama Valley, crossing the continental divide, and thence through the San Juan country westward to the upper canyons of the Colorado drainage. Much of the text is devoted to Newberry's geological report, which provides details on scenery, rock types, economic products, fossils and archaeology. Newberry's striking landscape drawings, lithographed in color by Sinclair of Philadelphia, have been heralded as some of the best early renditions of western scenery. ***CONDITION: This is a near Fine copy in the original brown cloth and original gilt-lettered backstrip decorated with the insignia of the Army Corps of Engineers. The covers are very well preserved, with only minor wear to the extremities. Spine lettering remarkably bold and bright; small chip of cloth missing from the foot of the backstrip. Joints and hinges solid, binding very firm. The text pages and plates are fresh, clean and bright, and without the tanning seen in most other copies. The colored plates (with tissue guards) are pristine. Evidence of previous ownership includes a presentation bookplate from the War Dept. and old library bookplates on the front pastedown, perforation stamp and small oval stamp on title page, and oval stamps on a few text pages and on the recto of the fossil plates. There are no markings on the color landscape plates, which are striking. This is a most handsome copy of an important report. Prime 50. Howes M179. Graff 2647. BMNH 2173. International shipping will be extra, but only at my cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Combination Atlas Map of Cortland County New York

      Everts, Ensign & Everts,, Philadelphia: 1876 - Folio, original cloth with leather spine and corners, gilt title on front cover, 23 color maps. Covers detached, spine scuffed and frayed, extremities very worn, internally some foxing, but generally bright and clean. Eight of the 23 maps aare double page, including very attractive maps of the United States and the state of New York. Additionally, this atlas contains many full page engravings and portraits. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hygeia : A City of Health

      London : Macmillan 1876 - Octavo. Modern blue cloth. Perforated library stamp to title page and page 47 on text. Benjamin Ward Richardson's celebrated address before the Health Department of the Social Science Congress at Brighton in 1875. Hygeia, the name of Richardson gave his ideal city, in which he told of what a city should be if sanitary science were advanced in a proper manner. His Hygeia--a city of health--illustrates one of the influences that gave rise to the modern planning movement in Britain and elsewhere. Concerned little or not at all with the aesthetic aspects of city planning as seen by most architects, Richardson concentrated his imagination and scholarship on defining the conditions required for urban services and facilities that would maximize the health of its residents and thus enhance the quality of their lives. (Modern Sanitary Science--A City Of Health, Cornell University.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A few specimens of Indian songs.Calcutta (Kolkata), published by the author, printed by I.C. Bose & Co. (The Stanhope Press), 1879. Royal 8vo (23.5 x 15 cm). Set in Devanagari (for Sanskrit and Hindi), Bengali (for Bengali) and roman types with incidental italic and textura gothic. The present copy has the dedication leaf for Lord Robert Bulwer-Lytton, Viceroy and Governor-General of India, printed in blue with an elaborate red border built up from typographic ornaments. Contemporary gold-tooled green sheepskin, made in Calcutta for the author, probably for presentation, each board with a decorative roll outer border, a thick-thin inner border with 4 large waterlily cornerpieces, the front board with the author's family crest and motto, the back board with an ornamental centrepiece, title in the 2nd of 5 fields on the spine, the others with decorations, gold-tooled board edges and turn-ins, gilt edges.

      WorldCat 18700798, 870975830, 903627489, 497594560, 844448509; Public opinion and official communications, about the Bengal Music School ... (Calcutta 1876, with additions to at least 1879), item XXVI and supplement, p. 268. First and only edition of a collection of 31 numbered Sanskrit, Hindi and Bengali songs popular in India at the time of publication, with the words in the original language and script, with a transliteration in roman type, each song with a brief explanatory text in English. It includes songs in the native classical and modern traditions as well as devotional, operatic and pastoral songs. It preserves a record of both the words and melodies of many songs that might otherwise have been lost and therefore serves as an essential primary source. The present copy includes dedication to Robert Bulwer-Lytton, Viceroy of India, printed in blue with an elaborate border printed in red. This is probably a deluxe version of the dedication leaf, found only in a few copies intended for presentation. Sourindro Mohun Tagore (1840-1914) came from one of the leading artistic families in Calcutta. Well versed in traditional Indian music from his youth, he became a patron of Bengali and Hindu music but also studied Western music and became an internationally known musicologist.In very good condition, with only occasional and mostly marginal light foxing or faint water stains. The binding with only minor wear, mostly at the extremities, but otherwise very good. A an essential source for any study of Indian music, produced in Calcutta and bound for the author, probably for presentation.

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        The Conservation Of Energy. With An Appendix, Treating Of The Vital And Mental Applications Of The Doctrine. (First Americanm Edition, With A New Note And The Two Appendices, First Published Here)

      New York: D. Appleton And Company, 1876. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1st Printing Ix, 239 Pp. Red Quarter Morocco, Morocco Tips, Gilt, Over Marbled Paper Covered Boards, Matching Marbled Endpapers, Matching Marbled Edges Of Page Block. Near Fine, Light Rubbing, Hinges Tioght, No Names Or Marks Or Bookplates. First American Edition With A New Explanatory Note And Two Appendices, By Le Conte And Bain, New To This Edition. Balfour Stewart (1828 - 1887) Was A Scottish Physicist. His Studies In The Field Of Radiant Heat Led To Him Receiving The Rumford Medal Of The Royal Society In 1868. In 1859 He Was Appointed Director Of Kew Observatory. He Was Elected Professor Of Physics At Owens College, Manchester, And Retained That Chair Until His Death, Which Happened Near Drogheda, In Ireland, On 19 December 1887. He Was The Author Of Several Successful Science Textbooks, And Also Of The Article On "Terrestrial Magnetism" In The Ninth Edition Of The Encyclopædia Britannica.

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        Collection of Nine (9) Hotel del Monte Menus.

      Hotel del Monte n.y., Monterey - Mora (1876-1947) was the cowboyest cowboy of them all -- though born in Uruguay, not the U.S.; painter, illustrator, muralist, cartoonist, sculptor, photographer, author, historian and more, this multi-talented Renaissance Man also lived with the Hopi and Navajo in Arizona for a time, photographing, drawing and writing about their lifestyle. Group of nine (out of 12) printed menus, each narrow small 4to (4 3/4" X 10"), heavy buff card stock, (4pp). Very good. Mild age toning, with the last more heavily age toned on upper half. Mora drew 12 dramatic pen-and-ink local history scenes in 1933-34 -- one for each month -- for this local institution. (Mora spent the last 27 years of his life in the Carmel and Pebble Beach area.) The inner left page of each menu contains "A Word About the Picture on the Front Page" and brief description of the artwork, while the right-hand side contains the menu of the month. Alphabetically by title (not chronologically by month), the scenes consist of: The Harbor of Refuge, Heritage of a Romantic Past, Mañana, Monterey Surrenders, The Month Was December, Old Spain Still Lives, The Reward of the Pathfinder, Trails the Caballeros Rode and Yankee vs. Caballero. A near-complete collection of this famed hotel-marketing artwork. Very scarce.

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        Autograph Letter Signed mentioning "Leaves of Grass", on post card, Camden, New Jersey, Feb. 18, 1888

      Whitman writes to New York publishers "Dick & Fitzgerald" mentioning two of his works. "After some delay I have succeeded in getting you [crossed out] a two Vol. set (in perfect order half leather bindings) of Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets ed'n 1876...$6.66 (...one-third off)." Signed in strong full signature, "Walt Whitman." Whitman addresses the post card to Dick & Fitzgerald. The letter is partially published in the Collected Letters, letter 1674. In fine condition. Whitman mentions two of his poems, the most well known, "Leaves of Grass," published first in 1855 and "Two Rivulets" published in 1876. He moved to Camden, New Jersey in the early 1870s and remained for the rest of his life. In the year our letter, 1888, Whitman's "November Boughs" was published by David McKay. Framed with archival cream colored mat and UV filtered glass with opening on back to show the address portion of the postcard . Image of Whitman is the frontispiece to the first edition of Whitman's Specimen Days & Collect (Philadelphia, 1882). Dimensions: Frame 16 inches x 13 inches; letter is 5.25 inches x 3 inches, Whitman print is 3.75 inches x 5.75 inches.

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        A Quaint Treatise on "Flees, and the Art of Artyfichall Flee Making" By an Old Man Well Known on the Derbyshire Streams as a First-Class Fly-Fisher a Century Ago

      John B. Day, London 1876 - 2 chromolithographed plates, 2 completed flies and 23 flies with dressing materials displayed in 22 sunken mounts on six cards. Extra-illustrated with an albumen photograph of the author signed "Yours faithfully, W.H. Aldam." (mounted on verso of the dedication leaf). Publisher's green cloth, elaborately blocked in gilt and black First edition, second issue: extra-illustrated with a signed photograph by Aldam. The manuscript upon which Aldam based his text appeared at auction in 1999; the author's name was revealed to be Robert Whitehead, but nothing further of the author is known. Both issues of this scarce work bear the date 1876 on the spine; a very few are recorded with a title page date of 1875, but it appears that no copies were actually sold until the Spring of 1876. Approximately 200 copies were sold over a period of several years. Heckscher 18; Litchfield 49; Gee 84; Kerridge 79; Westwood & Satchell 3; Flyfisher's Journal, Summer 2000, pp.31-36. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Venezia Palazzo Pesaro sul gran Canale

      Venezia, C.Naya, 1876. Original photograph, albumen print, 26,7 x 35 cm, on original mount with description on reverse. Photograph no.20. KEYWORDS:italy/venezia/photo

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        A few specimens of Indian songs.Calcutta (Kolkata), published by the author, printed by I.C. Bose & Co. (The Stanhope Press), 1879. Royal 8vo (23.5 x 15 cm). Set in Devanagari (for Sanskrit and Hindi), Bengali (for Bengali) and roman types with incidental italic and textura gothic. The present copy has the dedication leaf for Lord Robert Bulwer-Lytton, Viceroy and Governor-General of India, printed in blue with an elaborate red border built up from typographic ornaments. Contemporary gold-tooled green sheepskin, made in Calcutta for the author, probably for presentation, each board with a decorative roll outer border, a thick-thin inner border with 4 large waterlily cornerpieces, the front board with the author's family crest and motto, the back board with an ornamental centrepiece, title in the 2nd of 5 fields on the spine, the others with decorations, gold-tooled board edges and turn-ins, gilt edges.

      WorldCat 18700798, 870975830, 903627489, 497594560, 844448509 ; Public opinion and official communications, about the Bengal Music School ... (Calcutta 1876, with additions to at least 1879), item XXVI and supplement, p. 268. First and only edition of a collection of 31 numbered Sanskrit, Hindi and Bengali songs popular in India at the time of publication, with the words in the original language and script, with a transliteration in roman type, each song with a brief explanatory text in English. It includes songs in the native classical and modern traditions as well as devotional, operatic and pastoral songs. It preserves a record of both the words and melodies of many songs that might otherwise have been lost and therefore serves as an essential primary source. The present copy includes dedication to Robert Bulwer-Lytton, Viceroy of India, printed in blue with an elaborate border printed in red. This is probably a deluxe version of the dedication leaf, found only in a few copies intended for presentation. Sourindro Mohun Tagore (1840-1914) came from one of the leading artistic families in Calcutta. Well versed in traditional Indian music from his youth, he became a patron of Bengali and Hindu music but also studied Western music and became an internationally known musicologist.In very good condition, with only occasional and mostly marginal light foxing or faint water stains. The binding with only minor wear, mostly at the extremities, but otherwise very good. A an essential source for any study of Indian music, produced in Calcutta and bound for the author, probably for presentation.

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 11 S., 4. [...] As a counter-reaction to Van Dyck's Protestant translation, the Jesuits of Beirut started to prepare their own Catholic translation [into Arabic] of the Bible soon after. The first volume of this work was published in 1876, with the whole New Testament in 1878, and the complete Bible already in 1880. The main contributors in the translator team were Father Augustin Rodet and Sheikh Ibrahim al-Yaziji [...] (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        5 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 9 S., 8. Zum Leben Natalie Narischkins vgl. die Schrift von Pauline Craven Soeur Natalie Narischkin, Fille de La Charite de Saint-Vincent-de-Paul (1876), welche im Jahr darauf auch ins Englische (Natalie Narischkin. Sister of Charity of St. Vincent of Paul und ins Deutsche (Natalie Narischkin, barmherzige Schwester aus dem Orden des heiligen Vincenz von Paul) übersetzt wurde. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Beiliegend ein eigenh. Brief (3 S., 8) von Catherine Narischkin. -

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        The Hand of Ethelberta

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition. Bound in publisher's primary binding of cream cloth, stamped in black, with white end papers printed in red and dated May 9th, 1876 (copies also appeared as May 20th and June 3rd). Good, overall a bit worn. Cloth rubbed and soiled, darkened at spine, worn heavier at corners and spine ends, and lifted from the boards. Light lean to binding. Bookseller stamp to front free end paper. Pages are toned, and show an occasional age-related stain. The author's fifth novel.

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        Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting, In answer to a Senate resolution of July 20, 1876, information in relation to the slaughter of American citizens at Hamburgh, S.C.

      [Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office]. 1876. First. First edition. Octavo. 56pp. Removed. Small nicks and stab holes along the spine, else near fine. Senate Document No. 85 of the 44th Congress, 1st Session. Detailed report and interviews of survivors of the massacre. In an attempt to interrupt black people from voting, white paramilitary groups attacked black national guardsman, killed six, and wounding many more. 94 white men were indicted for murder, none were prosecuted. OCLC locates either five or six copies. .

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