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        On the Steps of the Capitol (The Garland Seller) - Alma-Tadema, 1876.

      ON THE STEPS OF THE CAPITOL (THE GARLAND SELLER)Ets van de hand van Paul Rajon naar het schilderij (Opus CXXXII) van Lourens Alma-Tadema. Vervaardigd in 1876. Met potlood gesigneerd door Alma-Tadema en Rajon. Later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 11 x 22 cm.Met deze bloemenverkoopster toont Alma-Tadema het dagelijkse leven in de Romeinse tijd. Geen belangwekkende historische gebeurtenis, maar een archeologisch gereconstrueerde genrevoorstelling gespeeld door anonieme figuranten. De afgebeelde personen in veel van Alma-Tadema?s werken lijken van Engelse komaf: een noordelijke huidskleur en rossige haren, vaak met Victoriaanse kapsels. De architectuur is op dit werk ontdaan van de meeste architectonische details en een effen marmeren muur domineert de compositie.Prijs: ?750,- (incl. lijst).

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        Eastern Persia An Account Of The Journeys Of The Persian Boundary Commission 1870-71-72. Vol. I. The Geography with Narratives by Majors St. John, Lovett and Euan Smith and an Introduction by Major-General Sir Frederic John Goldsmid. Published by Authority of the Government of India. Vol. II. The Zoology and Geology by W. T. Blanford.

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1876 - 2 volumes, octavo (220 × 148 mm). Recent half calf by Trevor Lloyd, red and green contrasting labels, flat bands with single rule, double fillet panels to compartments, arabesque corner-pieces, central lozenge tool, marbled sides, top edge gilt. A narrow tidemark of hygroscopic damping at the head of the frontispiece of volume II, image unaffected, light browning to the text and plates in general, but overall a clean set, handsomely bound. Volume I with steel-engraved frontispiece and chromolithographic plate, 3 folding coloured maps, illustration and genealogical tables to the text; volume II, hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece, heightened with gum arabic, printed by Mintern Bros. after drawings by Keulemans and 17 other similar plates, birds and mammals, together with 10 other uncoloured plates of reptiles after G. H. Ford, illustrations to the text, folding coloured map. First edition of this highly important account of the region compiled from the records kept by the members of the Commission sent to establish the delimitation of the disputed border between Persia and Baluchistan. Goldsmid, the commissioner, had established a reputation for himself as an officer of considerable intelligence and resource. While serving in the first Opium War (1840–1) as a soldier of the army of the East India Company, Goldsmid had begun studying oriental languages "for which he showed a marked faculty" (ODNB). He was subsequently involved in the settlement of the annexation of Sind; attached to the Turkish contingent in the Crimea, "and during the [Indian] mutiny he distinguished himself in various dangerous missions." In 1861 "he was assigned to the Indo-European Telegraph project, the purpose of which was to construct a telegraph line from British India, along the coast of Persia and what is now Pakistan, then through central Persia and Asia Minor to connect with the European network at Constantinople" (Howgego), in 1865 succeeding Colonel Patrick Stewart, on his death, as director general. Having successfully negotiated the intricacies of the required treaties, he "personally superintended the construction of the telegraph line across the whole extent of Persia" leaving "a characteristically modest account of his adventures" (ODNB). When the government of India's attention was drawn to the "political revolutions in the lands of the immediate neighbours on the West" (Goldsmid's Introduction), his experience of the territory and superior negotiating skills made him the the obvious choice as boundary commissioner for the delimitation of this disturbed borderland. "His award was eventually accepted by the shah's government. In the same year Goldsmid was entrusted with the even more delicate task of investigating the claims of Persia and Afghanistan to the province of Sistan. The arbitral award was published at Tehran on 19 August 1872; Persia was confirmed in the possession of Sistan, while a section of the Helmand was left in Afghan territory. The impartiality of the award satisfied neither party, but it had the desired effect of keeping the peace. Goldsmid was created a KCSI in 1871, and received the thanks of the government of India." A significant contributor to the geographical section was Major Oliver B. St John, whose "maps of Persia and Persian Baluchistan remained for decades the standard authority" and who also assisted W. T. Blanford in the zoological and geological portion of the work, a survey commended by the Encyclopaedia Britannica for its "great care and minuteness." An excellent set of this model regional survey. Anker, Bird Books and Bird Art, 45; Ghani, p153; Howgego, IV, G31; Nissen ZBI 405 for Blanford's Zoology and Geology comprising volume II; Wood, p. 362. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph letter signed "E. Wolf-Ferrari."

      1876. Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876-1948) was an Italian composer best known for his operas Cenerentola, Le donne curiose, and I Gioielli della Madonna, among others.The present letter may concern the score of I Gioielli, which premiered at the Berlin Kurfürstenoper on December 23, 1911.. 3 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated Venice, July 29, 1910, Tolentini 3536. On onionskin paper with blindstamp of a quill on paper to lower edges. In Italian (with translation). Wolf-Ferrari asks his correspondent to send him some scores as soon as possible so he can study them "lovingly" rather than superficially."I had already sent my Venice address to Via dei Greci, Rome, and from there they had already answered me, telling me that they would have sent the scores just as soon as [Arturo] Toscanini had released them...The scores are really a lot. They should get to me right away so I can prepare with ease... I will need at least twenty days so that the examination would not be too superficial, but rather, loving."Creased at folds; short tear to central fold; last blank page slightly stained at lower right.

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        Handbuch der Paläontologie. Unter Mitwirkung von W. Ph. Schimper (sowie A. Schenk und Samuel H. Scudder) herausgegeben von Karl A. Zittel. In 5 Bänden (komplett).

      München & Leipzig, R. Oldenbourg, 1876-1893.. Gr.-Oktav. Zeitgenössische Halblederbände mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Von sehr schwachen Bereibungen der Einbandrücken abgesehen (vgl. nebenstehende Abbildung), vorzüglich erhalten. Die Titelblätter der ersten drei Bände mit Besitzerstempel des publikationsfreudigen, in Fachkreisen aber teils umstrittenen, jedoch keinesfalls unbedeutenden Geraer Amateurwissenschaftlers Rudolf Hundt (1889-1961). Erste Ausgabe. – DSB 14, 626; Darmstaedter S. 706. – Einzelbände des Werkes sind durchaus häufig, uniform und ansprechend gebundene Reihen wegen des langen Erscheinungszeitraumes, der Veröffentlichung in Lieferung und des sich schon während des Erscheinens oft nur auf Teile des Werkes beschränkenden Interesses des Fachpublikums dagegen sehr selten anzutreffen. Das Werk setzt sich wie folgt zusammen: I. Abtheilung: Paläozoologie (in vier Bänden) bestehend aus Bd. 1: Protozoa, Coelenterata, Echinodermata und Molluscoidea. 1876-1880. VIII, 765 (+1) S., mit 558 Holzschnitten; Bd. 2: Mollusca und Arthopoda. 1881-1885. 2 Bll., 893 (+1) S., mit 1109 Holzschnitten; Bd. 3: Vertebrata (Pisces, Amphibia, Reptilia, Aves). 1887-1890. XII, 900 S., mit 719 Holzschnitten; Bd. 4: Vertebrata ( Mammalia). 1891-1893. XI (+I), 799 (+1) S., mit 590 Holzschnitten; II. Abteilung: Paläophytologie (in einem Band). Begonnen von W. Ph. Schimper, fortgesetzt und vollendet von A. Schenk. 1890. XI (+I), 958 S., 1 Bl., mit 429 Originalholzschnitten. – Zittel war der führende Paläontologe des späten 19. Jahrhunderts im deutschsprachigen Raum und begründete mit vorliegendem, der Deszendenzlehre folgenden Werk „eine den neueren biogenetischen Anschauungen angepaßte Lehre dieser Wissenschaft” (Darmstaedter).

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        Tour in American & Canada - with Edw'd Brooke- 1876 [United States and Canadian Travel Diary with Ephemera]

      1876. Undetermined. very good. [iii], 56, [12] pages with pasted on ephemerapp. Octavo. 1/2 black leather and marbled boards. Leather rubbed with some loss to head and tail of spine and corners. Marbled boards rubbed and scratched. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Joint cracked after first text page, but binding holding strong. Fifty-three manuscript pages on ruled paper, with single page "frontis" containing pasted ephemera and 12 pieces of ephemera from the trip pasted individually onto pages after the text. Internally clean and virtually free of foxing to manuscript pages and ephemera. The diarist has penned the location ("Boston," "Philadelphia," etc onto most pieces of ephemera) very good A fascinating travel diary written in a clear, strong hand describing a 2.5 month trip to tour Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States. The diary begins with a detailed description of the Atlantic passage on the Cunard Steamer "Bothnia" with humorous accounts of rough seas. The diarist then gives accounts of travel through New York, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Boston, visiting famous American landmarks along the way. The diarist also visits the first official World's Fair, the Centennial International Exhibition in Philadelphia, and attends a Base Ball game between the Hartford Dark Blues and the Chicago White Stockings. 1876 was the first year of the National League and the championship was won by the Chicago White Stockings. Although 45 of the 56 pages are American content, the 11 pages of Canadian content include some of the most interesting writing in the diary. The diarist visits Niagara, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa and gives vivid descriptions of Niagara Falls, traveling the St. Lawrence to Montreal, and a dinner at Rideau Hall with Governor General Lord Dufferin and Prime Minister Alexander MacKenzie. The anecdote during this dinner provides the most interesting entry in the diary. The diarist's traveling partner mistakes MacKenzie for a butler and inquires about arranging for a cab. The diarist quotes Mackenzie's response as "Well, I just happen to be the prime minister". The traveling companion, embarrassed, offered MacKenzie a cigar only to learn that the prime minister did not smoke. The ephemera at the rear of the diary includes menus and broadsides from hotels and attractions in both the US (Washington, Philadelphia, Boston, and others) and Canada (Niagara Falls and Montreal). Also included is a foldout plan of the Cunard Steamship "Bothnia" with the berths taken by the diarist and her travel partner identified. A truly engaging, carefully written and documented travel diary of the US and Canada, including a dinner with the Alexander MacKenzie, the second Canadian Prime Minister. 1876

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        Les maîtres d'autrefois

      First Edition. Binding to bradel in full navy calico, smooth back, contemporary binding. Rare and valuable autograph dedication signed by the author Xavier Marmier. A shadow on the guards left by a description tag Seller, nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Plon Paris 1876 14,5x23cm relié

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        Daniel Deronda

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1876. First Edition. Very Good. Eight volumes in four, publisher's variant red cloth; first issue, without inserted "contents" leaves, volume I, page 83, line 2 with misprint "reponsive" and errata tipped-in after title page of volume II (part III). Yellow coated end papers, with several replaced with matching paper; corner repair to FFEP in volume I and three news articles tipped-in at rear. Armorial bookplate in each volume; small date stamp on rear pastedowns. Light wear at extremities, soiling to rear board of volume I. Internally clean and bright; overall, very good. Housed in four 19th century quarter-leather slipcases with cloth dust jackets.

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        County Atlas of Berkshire Massachusetts. From actual Surveys by and under the Direction of F. W. Beers.

      R. T. White & Co., New York 1876 - First Edition. Folio. Original black cloth with brown cloth cover labels, gilt lettering and blind decoration to labels. Color cadastral maps of Berkshire County, Massachusetts. 53 maps total: 16 double page maps, each 23 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches; 2 foldouts; 35 single page maps, each 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches. 31 town plans, 67 village plans. 20 illustrations. Includes Maps of the United States, Massachusetts, and Berkshire County; Populations of United States, Massachusetts, and Berkshire County; Explanation Table; Table of Distances; and Business Notices. Very good, excellent binding but for very light chipping to front cloth label; very good maps with occasional light chipping and closed tears to fore edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Council Book of the Corporation of Cork from 1609 tp 1643 and 1690 to 1800.

      Guildford, Surrey: Corporation of Cork. Good condition with some clear signs of wear and tear on external cover and page edges, some stains on page edges and some marks on pages inside. . Guildford, Surrey, Corporation of Cork, 1876. 18.5 cm x 22.5 cm. XXX, 1191 pages. Original hardcover. Good condition with some clear signs of wear and tear on external cover and page edges, some stains on page edges and some marks on pages inside. Includes record of Mayors and Sheriffs of Cork from 1690 to 1734 / A charter to incorporate the Guild of Wholesale Merchants / An account of how the Earl of Inchiquin was presented with his freedom / The appointment of Sir James Jeffryes as Governor of Cork / Proposal for Benj Pike to prove his right to the fishery of the river. "Richard Caulfield's The Council Book of the Corporation of Cork from 1609 to 1643 and from 1690 to 1800 are proceedings of the municipal authorities of Cork as they took place. Caulfield's work is an attempt to provide a faithful record of history rather than a romantic version. He identified two methods of writing history. The first is to present the facts as they are and leave it to the reader to form his own impressions. The second is to present what the impressions have made on the writer's mind and present them to the reader. Caulfield intended to marry both methods together by presenting a series of samples and extracts to give a truer picture of the times. He used sources in the Library of the British Museum , the Bodlein library, Oxford , the Treasury of the Corporation of Cork and other sources. Richard Caulfield (1823-1887) was secretary, librarian and custodian of the Royal Cork Institution and librarian for Queen's College Cork. It is said of him that on several occasion he was chosen to referee the various sides in significant historical and theological disputes. He was acquainted with and respected by the members of the clergy, Cork city dignitaries, lecturers, professors and the student body of Queen's College who attended his funeral when he died at the age of 64." (Askaboutireland)

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        Die Raubvögel Deutschlands und des angrenzenden Mitteleuropas. Darstellung und Beschreibung der in Deutschland und dem angrenzenden Mitteleuropa vorkommenden Raubvögel allen Naturfreunden besonders der deutschen Jägerei gewidmet. [German Birds of Prey - including Falcons / Falcon / Falconry] [Inklusive Falknerei]

      Tafelband in Originalausgabe / Der 1876 erschienene Text in Faksimile. 2 Bände (Text - und Tafelband). Textband in Oktavo / Tafelband in Folio. Mit 60 chromolithographischen Tafeln. Olwd.-Mappe mit Goldpräg. Original Hardcover (Grünes Verlagsleinen mit Goldprägung). Wichtige ornithologische Publikation mit interessanten Abbildungen von Falken (Jagdfalken) sowie Zubehör (Falkenkappen, Federspiel und Falknertaschen) - Einige Gebrauchsspuren an der Originalleinenmappe. Die Tafeln nahezu alle in exzellenter Erhaltung. Wenige Tafeln mit einigen Stockfleckchen. Der Textband in sehr guter Erhaltung. / Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Very important ornithological publication with german and other european birds of prey / raptors - among the illustrations also numerous Falcons and material related to Falconry / (Falco / Falcon). With 60 beautiful illustrations in Folio. The illustrations in single sheets (for possible framing). The Textvolume in facsimile - the Volume with plates is the original (NOT a Reprint). [Nissen, IVB 782. Anker 422, Schwerdt 11, 137 ff.] Plates with bilingual lettering in Latin and German / Tafeln zweisprachig (Latein und Deutsch). The plates include: Buteo vulgaris / Pernis apivorus / Astur palumbarius / Milvus regalis / Circus aeruginosus / Buteo ferox / Elanus melanopterus (Falkenmilan) / Falco cabdicans (Isländischer Jagdfalke) / Falco articus (Holböll - Grönländischer Jagdfalke) / Falco Gyrfalco (Norwegischer Jagdfalke) / Falco saqer - (Würgfalke) / Falco Feldeggii (Feldeggs - Falke / Falco peregrinus (Wanderfalke) / Jagdfalke auf der Faust / Falkenklappen, federspiel und Falknertaschen / Falco subbuteo (Lerchenfalke) / Falco Eleonorae (Eleonorenfalke) / Falco aesalon (Merlinfalke) / Falco tinnunculus (Thurmfalke / Turmfalke) / Falco cenebris (Röthelfalke) / Falco rufipes (Rothfussfalke) / Aquila imperialis (Kaiseradler) / Aquila fulva (Steinadler) / Aquila chrysaetos (Goldadler) / Aquila naevia (Schreiadler) / Aquila orientalis (Steppenadler) / Aquila elanga (Schelladler) / Aquila pennata (Zwergadler) / Haliaetos albicilla (Weissschwänziger Seeadler) / Pandion haliaetos (Fischadler) / Circaetos gallicus (Schlangenadler) / Aquila Bonellii (Bonellis Adler) / Gypaetos barbatus (Bartgeier) / Neophron perenopterus (Ägyptischer Aasgeier)/ Vultur monachus / (Mönchsgeier) / Vultur fulvus (Weissköpfiger Geier) / Strix nivea (Schneeeule / Strix uralensis (Habichtseule) / Strix nisoria (Sperbereule) / Strix scops (Zwergohreule) / Strix pygmaea (Zwergkäuzchen) / Strix bubo (Uhu) / Strix otus (Waldohreule) / Strix brachyotus (Sumpfohreule) / Strix aluco (Waldkauz) / Strix noctua (Steinkauz) / Strix dasypus (Rauhfüssiger Kauz) / Strix flammea (Schleiereule) / Strix lapponica (Lappländische Eule) etc. etc.

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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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        Etruscan Bologna

      Smith Elder, London 1876 - First ed (with decorative border running scross entire front cover). 275 pp, 1 folding plate, 27 text ill. All edges gilt. Beveled boards. Penzer p 92, 93. Bound in grey cloth, black decorative border top/bottom on front cover enclosing design of Temple of Misanello. Similar border in blind on back cover. Archaeological discoveries in Italy, a section on modern languages. Some considered it a guide book for the city. Former owner's bookplate. Better than vg, not quite vg+. A better than average copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Benner's Prophecies or Future Ups and Downs in Prices

      1876. First Edition . BENNER, Samuel. Benner's Prophecies or Future Ups and Downs in Prices. Cincinnati: Published by the Author, 1876. 16mo, gilt-stamped pictorial brown cloth. $2000.First edition of Benner's guide to speculation in hogs, corn and other commodities.Farmer Samuel Benner found his finances obliterated by the 1873 panic and a hog cholera epidemic. Forced into retirement, Benner decided figure out what caused the economy to experience such drastic depressions, in the hopes that he would be able to predict them. After careful study, he came up with this work, in which he published a number of charts which presented price cycles for various commodities including pig iron, cotton, corn, and hogs. Astonishingly, Benner's predictions proved preternaturally accurate and E.R. Dewey, Director of the Foundation for the Study of Cycles, remarked that Benner's pig iron price forecast was “the most notable forecast of prices in existence.” For most of the 20th century, Benner successfully predicted the United States' major downturns and crises. While Benner himself felt that his cycles were divinely inspired, of particular interest to market theorists and Elliot Wave followers is the relationship of Benner's cycles to Fibonacci numbers and the Krondatieff cycle. Contemporary pencil owner inscription.Light scattered foxing to text, a bit of wear to cloth. An extremely good copy.

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        LEPIDOPTERA, RHOPALOCERES AND HETEROCERES, INDIGENOUS AND EXOTIC; WITH DESCRIPTIONS AND COLORED ILLUSTRATIONS

      Reading, Pa.: Owen's Steam Book and Job Printing Office, 1876. Twelve (of fifteen) original parts. Twelve handcolored lithographs colored by Strecker. Quarto. Original paper wrappers in various colors. Minor staining to a few wrappers. Very good. In half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. Parts 2 through 13 (1873-76) of the original fifteen-part set published between 1872 and 1877. Strecker was a funeral monument director and enthusiastic amateur naturalist. He formed one of the largest collections of North American butterflies and moths ever assembled, now at the American Museum of Natural History. This is his first work on lepidoptery. He originally planned to publish it in monthly parts, but quickly fell behind and only produced these fifteen parts in a six-year period. According to Bennett, Strecker's work is indeed rare, "only 300 copies were printed." It describes over 300 specimens of butterflies. His goal, as stated in the advertisement for this title, was the completion of one issue each month with an accompanying color plate, on which Strecker intended to fit "as many descriptions as possible." So dedicated was he to the publication of his work, he allocated all of his money earned from sculpting tombstones, to purchase the lithographic stone on which he then drew and engraved each illustration that was to accompany the monthly issue. At the time of his death in 1901, Strecker was considered one of the country's leading entomologists and, according to his obituary printed in the NEW YORK TIMES, "the most noted lepidopterist in America." Comprising over 375,000 specimens, he "owned the largest, most valuable, and in every way the most remarkable public or private collection of butterflies or moths on the American Continent..." (NEW YORK TIMES). His collection now resides in the Field Museum in Chicago. BENNETT, p.102. McGRATH, p.218. NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 1, 1901. NISSEN 4021.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1876 - 1876 Wisden : Rebound without Covers,

      1876. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1876 : Rebound without Covers. This Wisden is bound in very elegantly bound with Russell Bencraft (Chairman of Hants CC) bookplate to the rebound page, this book is in excellent condition, very clean inside and hardly a mark to point out.

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

      Sancho Rayon, [Madrid 1876 - XXIX, [1] fl. Small quarto, 23.5 x 15.5 cm, contemporary paneled calf with gilt spine title. Facsimile reproduction of the rare Burgos: Juan de Burgos, 1499 first edition. Palau 369450 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Origin of Species

      John Murray, 1876-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable/No Jacket. Quite a lot of repairs to the binding, pages in good condition. 458 pages Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide

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        Discoveries & Surveys in New Guinea and the D'Entrecasteaux Islands: A Cruise in Polynesia & Visits to the Pearl-Shelling Stations in Torres Straits of H.M.S. Basilisk

      J. Murray 1876 - London: J. Murray, 1876. First edition in original dark blue cloth with gilt vignette to front cover. Spine gilt (xx, 328, 32 pp.) with frontispiece, 3 full-page plates and 3 maps one is which is colored and folded. Text clean and binding tight. No foxing but a few small stains on a few pages. Overall, book is in VG condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Webster genealogy. Compiled and printed for presentation only by Noah Webster. New Haven: 1836. With notes and corrections by his great-grandson, Paul Leicester Ford

      Brooklyn: privately printed, 1876. Folio, 15 leaves printed on the rectos only, engraved frontispiece portrait of the lexicographer after the painting by Samuel F.B. Morse, engraved title-page of A Dictionary of the English Language with a vignette showing Webster at work in his library (note: these two engraving are not in all copies of the Genealogy); 5 vignette illustrations of fables taken from early American editions of Webster's Spellers; original plain gray paper wrappers, some splitting along top edge and spine, but generally a very good example of the first book by the eleven-year-old great-grandson of Webster, which he printed himself at his home in Brooklyn in an edition of 250 copies. The original edition of the Genealogy, published by Webster himself in octavo format and without illustrations, appeared in 1836. BAL 6140; Skeel 752.

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        George Eliot's works

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1876 - Uniformly bound in half-red levant morocco and marbled boards by the Club Bindery. Included are:Daniel Deronda, 4 vols., 1876. Impressions of Theophrastus Such. 1879. The Spanish gypsy. 1868.The legend of Jubal and other poems. 1874. Middlemarch. 4 vols. 1872. Adam Bene. 3 vols. 1859. Felix Holt. 3 vols. 1866. Romola. 3 vols. 1863. Scenes of clerical life. 2 vols. 1858. The mill on the floss. 3 vols. 1860. Essays leaves from a note-book. 1884 Silas Marner. 1861.CROSS, J.W. George Eliot's life as related in her letters and journals. Arranged and edited by her husband. 3 vols. 1885.

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        Virginia: A Geographical and Political Summary, Embracing a Description of the State, its Geology, Soils, Minerals and Climate; Its Animal and Vegetable Production; Manufacturing and Commercial Facilities; Religious and Educational Advantages; Internal Improvements, and Form of Government. Prepared and Published Under the Supervision of the Board of Immigration, and by Authority of Law.

      R. F. Walker., Richmond, Virginia 1876 - Large Octavo. iv, table of contents, 319pp. errata. Illustrated with five folding maps, some in colour. Bound in half brown calf, marbled paper boards, gilt tooling and raised bands to spine, black title label. Binders ticket and Baronial bookplate to paste-down. Slight rubbing to extremities, scrape to leather on front board. Otherwise Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1876 - Octavo. Original red cloth with border and cover design blocked in black and lettering in gilt, cream coated endpapers. Housed in a burgundy quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Extremities a little rubbed, spine very slightly darkened, shelf-wear to bottom corners of front board, superficial cracking to rear inner hinge but otherwise intact, text block solid, a very good copy, fresh and unrestored, scarce thus. Ownership inscription on front pastedown. First edition, published on 9 June, thus preceding the first American edition that appeared in mid-December by some six months. Twain chose to have the book published first in London to ensure copyright and perhaps also because he was more highly esteemed in Britain than at home. Oxford conferred an honorary doctorate on Twain in 1907, three years before his death, an honour grander than any he ever received in America. BAL 3367. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die geographische Verbreitung der Thiere. Nebst einer Studie über die Verwandtschaften der lebenden und ausgestorbenen Faunen in ihrer Beziehung zu den früheren Veränderungen der Erdoberfläche. Autorisierte deutsche Ausgabe von A. B. Meyer. In zwei Bänden. Komplett.

      Dresden, R. v. Zahn, 1876.. Oktav. Zeitgenössisches, goldgepr. Halbleder mit marmorierten Bezügen. XXVIII (+II), 579 (+1) S.; VIII (+II), 658 S., mit zusammen 7 (farb-)lithographischen, teils ausfaltbaren od. doppelblattgroßen Karten und 27 Holzschnittillustrationen auf Tafeln (vollständig). Mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk (‚Dr. Ant. Reichenow‘) in oberer äußerer Ecke auf den Vorsatzblättern beider Bände. Die Einbände etwas berieben und jeweils mit unauffälligem Rest eines Bibliotheksrückenschildes auf dem Fußende. Die Tafeln insbesondere im zweiten Teil etwas feuchtigkeitsrandig im weißen Außenrand (offenbar papierbedingt, da umliegende Textblätter hiervon gänzlich unbetroffen). Dennoch insgesamt sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Erste deutsche Ausgabe, selten. Noch im selben Jahr erschienen wie die englische Originalausgabe bei MacMillan in London & New York. Das zweifelsohne bedeutendste und einflußreichste der Werke WallaceÂ’: Es bildet bis heute die Grundlage der Biogeographie, die zwar als Wissenschaft bereits mit dem Erscheinen der Humboldtschen „Ideen zu einer Geographie der Pflanzen“ (1811) entstand, aber erst mit WallaceÂ’ hier vorliegendem Werk auch das Tierreich in seiner Gesamtheit erfaßte. Zum Verfasser siehe u.a. DSB 14, S. 133-141.

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        Collection of Nine (9) Hotel del Monte Menus.

      Monterey: Hotel del Monte, n.y.. 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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        Histoire de Montpellier

      Chez Coulet libraire éditeur, société des bibliophiles languedociens 1876 - Collection des cent quinze Reliure demi cuir à coins, pièce de titre et de tomaison sur le dos. Complet en 4 tomes. Réédition 1876-1883 de l'édition de Charles d'Aigrefeuille de 1737 (sous la direction de M. de la Pijardière). Exemplaire n°387/603 sur papier de Hollande.

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        The Prime Minister

      

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        Histoire de la Vendée d'après des documents nouveaux et inédits.

      Angers, Lachèse et Dolbeau, s.d. (1876-1878). - 6 vol. in-8, rel. de l'ép. demi basane blonde, dos à 4 nerfs, pièces de titre & de tomaison marron, papier granité sur les plats ; T. I : 565 pp., 1 carte dépliante - T. II : 604 pp., 1 carte et 2 plans dépliants - T. III : 656 pp., 4 plans dont 2 dépliants - T. IV : 607 pp., 1 carte dépliante de l'Ile de Noirmoutier (non mentionnée dans le Lemière) - T. V : 713 pp. et T. VI : 778 pp., les cartes et plans sont en bon état, seule la carte du T. I présente qq. restaurations au ruban adhésif. Cachet de bibliothèque aux titres. EDITION ORIGINALE, RARE. Qq. coins émoussés, 1 coin corné, 2 cahiers déréglés au T. I, bon état d'ensemble, les intérieurs sont frais. Réf. bibliographiques : (LEMIERE, 148). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thomas Wingfold, Curate

      New York: George Routledge and Sons. 1876. First. First American edition, as well as the first one-volume edition, preceded in the same year by an English triple-decker. Evidence of old hinge repairs, one signature slightly sprung, light wear to the spine ends, else an attractive, very good copy. .

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

      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. -- petruminera_alt mbx 017.

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        Thomas Wingfold, Curate

      New York: George Routledge and Sons. 1876. First. First American edition, as well as the first one-volume edition, preceded in the same year by an English triple-decker. Evidence of old hinge repairs, one signature slightly sprung, light wear to the spine ends, else an attractive, very good copy. .

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        The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom

      London: John Murray, 1876. Hardcover. 1st Edition. viii,482pp. Octavo. Original green blind stamped cloth. Gilt title on spine. Top edge untrimmed. Coated brown endpapers. Armourial bookplate on front paste down. Errata slip. Tables in text. A touch of very light wear otherwise a very attractive bright copy. Freeman 1249. A survey of the nature of the mechanisms favouring cross fertilisation and the advantages to be gained by it. 1876

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        Plakat - Kampf der Krise - Wählt Sozialdemokratisch. Lithographie.

      130 x 90, Ohne Rahmen! Alfred Marxer (1876-1945) , zürcher Maler und Grafiker. Ausbildung in München und Paris.

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        Report of Explorations Across the Great Basin of the Territory of Utah for a Direct Wagon-Route from Camp Floyd to Genoa, in Carson Valley, in 1859

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1876. Hardcover. 518pp. Quarto [30.5 cm] Professionally rebound in sturdy green cloth with a paper title label mounted to the spine. New endsheets and flyleaves. Very good. Ex-library. Missing the large folding map and Plates C, D and E. There are library stamps on the edges of the text block, and there is a library label at the foot of the spine, and there are very sporadic library markings on the pages. The original front flyleaf has a contemporary gift inscription. There is a skillful 2 inch long tissue repair to this page as well. The title page has 6 very faint thin marks. Occasional marginalia and underlining. Tape repairs and small closed and open tears in the margins of the pages and plates here and there. The longest tape repair is 4 inches long. There is a loss from Plate I that measures roughly 1 inch in diameter, and obscures a small portion of the text and illustration. Light offsetting from the illustrations. The book is sturdy. According to Howes "This route, explored in 1859, shortened the distance to California by 250 miles; it was adopted by the overland mail, pony express and telegraph. The report was submitted in 1861, but publication had to be deferred because of the Civil War. Portions however appeared in the author's The Shortest Route to California." Howes S508. Moffat 57 & 59. Wagner/Camp 345 note.

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        FACTS ABOUT SHERRY, Gleaned in the Vineyards and Bodegas of the Jerez, Seville, Moguer, & Montilla Districts During the Autumn of 1875.

      London, Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 1876.. FIRST EDITION 1876, 8vo, approximately 185 x 120 mm, 7¼ x 4¾ inches, engraved frontispiece and 15 engraved plates, 9 illustrations in the text, pages: (11), 12-108, nicely rebound in full burgundy crushed morocco with no decoration, gilt lettered spine, marbled endpapers, and with original publisher's printed yellow card wraps bound in at rear, colour illustrated on upper cover, together with the original 14 pages of wine adverts. No inscriptions, a very good clean bright copy. The author was Wine Juror for Great Britain at the Vienna Exhibition of 1873 and he spent 3 months in the sherry districts of Southern Spain in 1875. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 293, G40310: "This is an interesting book not only because it tells us about sherry but because of what it tells us about the people, their customs, and their problems". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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]. Facsimile of the 1499 original edition. 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.. XXIX, [1] fl. Small quarto, 23.5 x 15.5 cm, contemporary paneled calf with gilt spine title. Facsimile reproduction of the rare Burgos: Juan de Burgos, 1499 first edition. Palau 369450

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1876 - 1876 Original Paperback Wisden, No Rear Cover. 13th Edition!

      1876. Hi, This lot is an 1876 Original Paperback Wisden. It is in Original form but the rear cover is missing and some flaking to the spine paper. The 1876 Wisden had string inside it and it kept it together well. The cover is nice, a dog ear to the corner and some marks , internally nice and clean just a bit of foxing. No restoration. I have owned this book for a while but now have one with 2 covers. A hard year to find. 13th Edition.

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        Sesame and Lilies

      Kent: George Allen , 1876. Books measure 9 1/4 x 6 inches.Eleven volumes.All volumes published by George Allen. Orpington, Kent, except when stated. 1. Sesame and Lilies. Third edition. 1876. Munera Pulveris. 1872. 3. Aratra Pentelici. Second thousand. 1879. 4. The Eagle's Nest. Second thousand. 1880. 5. Time and Tide. Smith Elder. 1872. 6. The Crown of Wild Olive. Smith Elder. 1873. 7. Ariadne Florentina. 1876. 8. Val D'arno. 1874. 9. The Queen of the Air.New edition. 1874. 10. The Two Paths. New edition. 1878. 11. '' The Joy for Ever ''. 1880. Uniformly bound in period full vellum, red title labels, top gilt edges, gilt initials [ JB] on top board of each volume, marble endpapers. Vellum lightly dust marked, labels light rubbed/scuffed, one label with loss. Bindings in very nice clean firm condition. Internally, period previous owners bookplate to fixed endpapers, eight volumes have a very light stamp of base of half title or tile page, [ stamp of J. Wilkie & Co, Booksellers, Dunedin ]. Pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice collection of Ruskin works, in very attractive period vellum bindings. . Very Good Plus. 8vo.

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        Custer's Battle-Field (June 25th, 1876) Surveyed and Drawn under the Personal Supervision of Lieut. Edward Maguire Corps of Engineers U. S. A. , by Sergeant Charles Becker Co. 'D' Battalion of Engineers

      Washington: Government Printing Office. Good. 1876. Map. A rare map extracted from the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers to the Secretary of War for the Year 1876. Left margin is neatly trimmed. One-inch tear and a few fold splits repaired with archival tape, and a half-inch piece missing at lower right corner. Very clean. "The figures on the map are those of the stakes driven into the ground to mark the graves," noting 12 men including George A. Custer. A prettily drawn view of a pretty bad scene, with bluffs, teepees, and vegetation along the Little Big Horn River shown. Edward Maguire's report was the first official one of the Battle of Little Big Horn. ; 17" x 19" .

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        Report of the Secretary of War; Being Part of the Message and Documents Communicated to the Two Houses of Congress At the Beginning of the Second Session of the Forty-Fourth Congress Volume I

      Washington: Government Printing Office. Good with no dust jacket. 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. Full brown leather boards. Two paste-down leather labels (one red, one dark green) with gilt title. Ex-library labels on bottom of spine. Bumped corners and heavily rubbed edges with spine fraying and flaking. Gutters cracked but otherwise binding is tight. Foxing on endpapers due to leather. One endpaper missing. Nine plates with color illustrations of articles of uniform clothing for officers of the Army. All plates are in very good condition but all have small 1/2" tears at bottom of each plate. Also, included are four larger b&w fold-out maps and illustrations showing the improvement plans for the South Pass of the Mississippi River at the Gulf of Mexico. The first fold-out map has a 51/4" tear at the bottom, a 4" tear at top (both tears starting from the stub of the book) and a 2" fold tear near the right corner. The second fold-out has a 1" tear at the top. The third fold-out is in very good condition. The fourth fold-out has a 3/4" tear from the stub. Content of large fold-outs is complete. This is the first Congressional report to mention the Battle of Little Big Horn. Pages 439-487 and 498-518 contain the detailed reports related to the Battle of Little Big Horn and the events leading up to and following the battle. Included are reports from Major Marcus Reno, and Captain Frederick Benteen, General Nelson Miles, Colonel W. B. Hazen, Major Orlando H. Moore, Colonel John Gibbon, Brigadier General Alfred H. Terry, and others. Scarce, with three copies found on OCLC as of January 2017. Terry 454. Reno 476. Benteen 479. ; Vol. 1; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 518 pp .

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        New Orleans Characters

      Peychaud & Garcia, New Orleans 1876 - Folio, original black sheep spine and corners over pebbled cloth. Gilt spine lettering and ornament biright; apine and edges worn with old repairs but sound. Old cloth tape to hinges and some gutter margins. Internall clean; coloring fresh and vivid. Lithograph title page with hand-colored oval portrait entitled "Tignon a la chinoise". Sixteen stunning plaltes, charmingly drawn and vibrantly hand-colored of contemporary New Orleans street characters, social life and tradespeople, men and women individually or in small groups. Captions in dialect and translation. Characters include cotton and sugar merchants, stockbroker ("selling imaginery stock at real prices"), an auction drummer, "merry roustabouts (two men dancing), vendors of apples, fritters, ice cream, coffee, oysters and Choctaw wares. Whitman Bennett: ". an unmistakeable French atmosphere". Reese, Nineteenth Century American Color Plate Books, 93: ". may be the best example of the genre printed in the United States." Size: Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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