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         The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species. With illustrations.

      London: John Murray, 1877 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and decorative bands gilt to spine, sides blocked in blind, dark brown coated endpapers. With the publisher's 32-page catalogue, dated March 1877, to the rear. Spine gently rolled, rubbing to extremities, a couple of ink marks to covers, top edge dust toned, inner hinges started but holding, endpaper margins lightly faded, foxing to prelims and endmatter; a very good copy. With 15 woodcuts and 38 tables in text. First edition. Published in a sole issue of 1,250 copies with adverts dated either January, or March. "Had Darwin not chosen such genetically complex examples, he might have approached more nearly to an understanding of the laws of particulate inheritance". Freeman 1277. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Havundersøgelser [A collection of more than 60 papers on fishes]. "1902"[=1904]-1927. 64 papers bound in 1 volume (33.5 x 28 x 15 cm). 4to and 8vo. With a manuscript title-page, portrait of the author in grey washes, manuscript letter, and numerous illustrations in text, plates, tables and maps (many folding). Contemporary fish-skin, with the spine and front boards decorated with bands of eelskin.

      Dean II, pp. 405-407, cf. H. Ueda, Physiology and ecology of fish migration, p. 82. Huge volume containing an important collection of articles and papers on fish and especially eels, by the Danish biologist Ernst Johannes Schmidt (1877-1933), probably all his papers published in this period. Schmidt is best known for his findings on the migration patterns and breeding places of the eel, which he researched during various Danish expeditions in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. He also, accidently, caught the first leptocephalus larva outside the Mediterranean Sea, which are also discussed in many of the papers. The book opens with a general title-page Havundersøgelser (Ocean studies), followed by a portrait, a letter and all the articles. Most of them are written in English, although a few are in Danish, German or French. Discussed in the articles are eels and their larvae, cod, halibut, sun-fishes and other fish, and one deals with various turtle species in the Danish West Indies. Many of the articles include illustrations in text, folding plates, maps and/or tables, showing migration routes, a fish's growth stages etc. Full list of contents available on request.Browned throughout, some articles have frayed or slightly torn margins or dog ears. Binding slightly worn along the spine. Overall in good condition.

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         Collins' Standard Map of London.

      London: Edward Stanford 55 Charing Cross. c 1877 - Map dimensions 72 x 83.5 cm, overall dimensions 78 x 87.5 cm. Folding plan of London showing the extents from Stoke Newington down to Clapham Common and West India Docks across to Notting Hill. Original colour in block and outline, the railway terminii highlighted in red. The map divided into one mile squares, numbered and lettered at the border. The whole dissected into 40 sections and mounted on linen. The plan folds between original brown cloth covers, publisher's label to the upper board. Printed list of public conveyances to folded end section on linen verso. Lacking all but last page of the street index which should be found at the inner cover. Minor wear to covers, tear to paper on folded end section. Minor creasing to the map in a few places, a few light spots, otherwise in very good condition. Hyde, No. 56, B. (1). This edition not listed by Boyle, but cf. no. 342 and 343 for a later edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         [BOTANY] Holograph letter of William Howitt re. propagation of Eucalyptus globulus in North America

      Single sheet, 210 x 270 mm, folded, manuscript in ink over [4] pp octavo, in the hand of writer and traveller William Howitt (father of A.W. Howitt), headed 'Vielenheim, Bruneck, Tyrol, Sept. 30, 1877', to an unnamed correspondent (evidently a natural scientist in Connecticut, U.S.A.), discussing the idea of propagating Eucalyptus globulus in North America, the success the plant has had in helping to eradicate malaria in marshy regions of the Mediterranean littoral, and its potential as a medicinal agent; signed at the foot 'Yours faithfully, William Howitt'; clean and legible, but fragile, with some tears along the original fold lines. 'Dear Sir ... I reply to you respecting the Eucalyptus globulus. I'm afraid it can not be grown as far north as Connecticut ... [but] it would be a great thing to grow it in your Southern States, in Virginia, the Carolinas, Florida etc, where it would flourish, and its leaves might become an article of commerce for the Northern States.' '... I am well acquainted with the Eucalyptus in its native Australia, and my son, who lives in Australia, in conjunction with Baron von Müller, the government Botanist of Victoria, the introducer of it with Algeria where it grows to a great extent and has produced the most partial benefits, not only vanishing malaria, but in inducing rain...';

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         Album del Ferrocarril Mexicano

      Mexico: Publicado en el Establecimiento Litogr·fico de Victor Debray y Ca., 1877. With Twenty-Four Chromolithographed Views of the Mexican RailwayCASTRO, Casimiro. Album del Ferrocarril Mexicano. Coleccion de vistas pintadas del natural por Casimiro Castro, y ejecutadas en cromo-litografia por A. Sigogne, C. Castro, etc, con una descripcion del camino y de las regiones que recorre por Antonio Garcia Cubas. Texto EspaÃ’ol. Album of the Mexican Railway. A collection of views taken from nature by Casimiro Castro, chromo-lithographed by A. Sigogne, C. Castro, etc., with a description of the line and the country through which it passes. By Antonio Garcia Cubas. English edition. Translated from the Spanish by George F. Henderson. Mexico: Publicado en el Establecimiento Litogr·fico de Victor Debray y Ca., 1877.First edition. Oblong folio (13 3/8 x 19 1/8 inches; 340 x 485 mm.). [4], 56; [2], 18 pp. Title and text in double columns of Spanish and English, with French text at end (with separate title-page: Album du chemin de fer Mexicain...Texte FranÁais. Traduit de líespagnol par G. Gostkowski). Added chromolithographed title, twenty-four chromolithographed plates, and double-page chromolithographed map. The plates include views of Veracruz, Cordoba, Orizaba, Maltrata, Huamantla, Puebla, and illustrations of stations, locomotives, freight and passenger trains, bridges, and tunnels.Publisherís deluxe binding of red morocco by A. Lenegre, Paris. Covers ruled in blind and pictorially stamped in gilt and blind with front cover lettered in gilt and blind (and dated 1878 with initials A.B.). White moirÈ paper endleaves. Short tear in the lower margin of plates XX and XXII, not affecting image, short split to double-page map at fold. Occasional foxing and offsetting. Tissue guards slightly browned (and a few torn). Overall, an exceptional copy of this extremely rare work.Palau 48628.HBS 66942. $17,500

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         L'Atlas Céleste comprenant toutes les cartes de l'ancient atlas de Ch. Dien, rectifié, augmenté et enrichi...

      Gauthier-Villars, 1877. Cm. 51, pp. 20 di testo + 31 tavole di cui 5 a doppia pagina e una a colori. Solida ed elegante legatura editoriale in piena percallina rossa con fregi a secco e titoli in oro. Dorso recentemente rifatto in tela e sguardie rinnovate, peraltro ottima conservazione. Terza edizione con le aggiunte di nuove carte dei principali oggetti di studio dell'astronomia: stelle doppie, multiple, colorate, nebulose e gruppi stellari, movimenti delle stelle, ecc. Non comune.

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         Mary Lincoln’s Copy of The Life of Marie Antoinette Queen of France

      London 1877 - Signed Book. "Mary Lincoln. / 1878," in her copy of Charles Duke Yonge, The Life of Marie Antoinette Queen of France, 2d rev. ed. (London: Hurst and Blackett, 1877), xvi, 432 pp., 8vo. bound in tooled purple cloth boards with titled spine. A carte-de-visite portrait of Mary Lincoln has been affixed to the front free endpaper. "she bore her accumulated miseries with a serene resignation, an intrepid fortitude, a true heroism of soul, of which the history of the world does not afford a brighter example." Historical BackgroundMary Lincoln likely identified with the guillotined French queen's plight. Their words (whether truly said or not) and their intentions were frequent targets of abuse in the press. The press of their respective days viewed both as spendthrifts and harshly questioned their motives, attacking Marie Antoinette's commitment to the welfare of the French people ("let them eat cake"), and Mary Lincoln's loyalty to the Union in light of her southern familial ties.Perhaps Mary Lincoln drew comfort and inspiration from Yonge's closing tribute to his royal subject, quoted above. An incredible association copy, acquired and inscribed by Mary Lincoln while she was living in France.Mary Lincoln (1818-1882) was born into the prominent Todd family in Lexington, Kentucky. Educated at female academies and boarding schools, she learned to speak French fluently and also studied literature, dance, drama, and music. She was very well-educated for her time, place, and gender. In November 1842, she married Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, and they had four sons. She supported her husband's political ambitions, becoming First Lady in 1861. Because she was from a border state, with several of her relatives supporting the Confederacy, Mary Lincoln was the object of suspicion in the press. Although she was responsible for hosting many social functions, her extensive spending to renovate the White House also drew complaints from a nation at war and from her husband. However, she also visited wounded soldiers in Washington hospitals, taking them fruit and flowers and writing letters home for them. Prone to severe headaches and depression, she suffered the loss of three of her four sons and was present when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre.After leaving the White House, she lived in Chicago, where her son briefly had her committed to a sanitarium in 1875. After being declared competent to manage her own affairs in 1876, she spent the next four years traveling in Europe and living in Pau, France. She later returned to Springfield, where she died in her sister's home.Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) was born in Vienna, Austria, the daughter of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. She married the future French king Louis XVI (1754-1793) in 1770, when she was just fifteen years old. They had four children between 1778 and 1786. When her husband ascended to the throne in 1774, she became the Queen of France. The young royals came to symbolize all of the excesses of the reviled French monarchy, and she became the target of a great deal of vicious gossip. After the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789, the government placed the royal family under house arrest in the Tuileries Palace. After the abolition of the monarchy in September 1792, the Convention found the former king guilty of undermining the French Republic and executed him in January 1793. The Revolutionary Tribunal tried Marie Antoinette in October and found her guilty of depleting the treasury, conspiracy against the Republic, and treason. She was sent to the guillotine on October 16, 1793.Charles Duke Yonge (1812-1891) was born in Eton and attended Eton College, Cambridge University, Oxford University, and Keble College. From 1866 to his death, he held a chair of English Literature at Queen's College, Belfast. He authored a dozen books of history and biography. He translated six works by Cicero, and prepared an English-Latin. (See website for full description)

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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1877 : 1877 Original Wisden Rebound with Covers

      1877. This 1877 Wisden was rebound a little time ago in brown boards with a green leather spine and corners. The original wrappers have been preserved and are in excellent, unrestored, clean condition. There are are one or two small marks to the front and rear boards. The spine has the title and year in gilt and an old owner's initials at the base of the spine. Internally, the book is in fabulous condition. The wrappers are complete, unrestored with just the odd tiny mark. The remaining contents are complete, original, unmarked and in fine condition. I suspect that the book was rebound quite some time ago and as a result the original contents and wrappers have been brilliantly preserved. A really nice example.

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         Our Coffee-Room

      Nisbet 1877 - 1877. 6th Edition. 247 pages. No dust jacket. Decorative blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and front. Cracked hinge at pastedowns exposing netting, pages remain tight. Fep removed. Inscription to front paste down and frontispiece rear. Light foxing to endpapers and occasional page edges. Occasional light finger marks and stains to page edges. Moderate shelf wear and markings to boards with tanning to spine and board edges. Light foxing and small water stains to boards. Moderate rub wear to edges with fraying to spine ends and bumped corners. Chipping to spine ends exposing binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Plan of the southern portion of the province of South Australia :

      as divided into counties and hundreds, showing the most important settlements, post towns, telegraph stations, main roads, railways, &​c . Compiled from official documents in the the Office of the Surveyor General 1877. [Cover title :Atlas of principal portions of settled districts in the province of South Australia 1877 - 8].Adelaide : Surveyor General's Office, 1877. Elephant folio (670 mm tall), half-morocco over cloth backed boards (scuffed), gilt lettered title label, lithographed title sheet, plan and 17 double page maps of South Australia, printed in colour (plate 7 miscreased). A number of the maps are separated from the binding but are clean and in good condition. "Issued as a composite atlas of cadastral maps, this atlas consists of one large main map entitled Plan of the southern portion of the province of South Australia, and includes, near the front of the atlas, an additional map as a guide to the layout by sheet number of the assembled main map. The main map shows the boundaries of the counties and hundreds on the eastern side of South Australia. Also, it includes agricultural areas, roads and railways, and telegraph stations. Relief shown by hachures and trig points." - NLA

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         Sind Revisited: With notices of the Anglo-Indian Army; Railroads; Past, Present, and Future.

      Richard Bentley and Son, 1877., London: - 2 volumes. 8vo. xii, 343; iv, 331, [1] pp. Half-title (vol. I as called for). Dedication page to the memory of General Walter Scott, Bombay Engineers. Original mauve cloth stamped with black decorative pattern, gilt-stamped spines; neatly rebacked to match original, preserving original spines. Bookplates of George Merryweather. Very good. FIRST EDITION. This is essentially an annotated reprint of Burton’s 1851 book, Scinde, or the Unhappy Valley. For this edition he made a return pilgrimage back to the Karachi area on the coast of present day Pakistan. As with the first printing, this edition also includes the tale of the Persian girl (vol. I, pp. 119-123). The tale would be seemingly insignificant and yet Georgiana Stisted writes that the romance was true. Lovell seems to be correct in interpreting a poem written by Burton, previously unpublished, telling of the beauty and tragedy befalling this Persian princess. Lovell’s position is that the story is fiction and the poem seems to support that theory it is not autobiographical because Burton never visited Persia "or other places mentioned in the poem", nor was he old when he wrote the piece. Seemingly he was interested in the process of story-telling and adding elements that imitated a Persian classic tale, using their own traditions, ideals and consequences. See: Lovell, pp. 59-64. Farwell reports " there is an interesting footnote in Sind Revisited relating to Charles Darwin. Darwin’s Descent of Man had been published in 1871 and in the great controversy provoked by Darwin Burton was one of his defenders. Burton’s footnote says that ‘almost the only point on which I dare to differ with the learned Dr. Darwin’s theory of development’ is the question of female beauty among the races of man; Burton maintained that only white women are beautiful and appear so to all races." An unfortunate remark by Burton that is clearly false! Farwell continues with a more amusing tale of a conversation with an archbishop with whom he discussed Darwin’s theories. Writes Farwell, "Spotting some monkeys scampering about, the archbishop said, ‘Well Captain Burton, there are some of your ancestors.’ Burton [retorted], ‘Well, my lord, I at least have made some progress. But what about your lordship, who is descended from the angels?’" – Farwell, pp. 323-4. Casada 61; Penzer p. 94-95 note: Penzer erroneously records the title as "Scind" rather than the correct "Sind". See: Farwell, Burton, (1988), pp. 323-4. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1877 : 1877 Original Paperback Wisden, Tape to Spine. 14th Edition!

      1877 - Hi, This lot is an 1877 Original Paperback Wisden. It has tape to the spine but it is in Very Good Condition for the year. The tape holds the book together well and so is tightly bound. The covers are a bit dark with marks but you do not see 1877 covers too often. Inside however the book is nice and bright and clean, a very rare book. No restoration other than the tape applied to the spine. A hard year to find. 14th Edition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         The Works of William Shakespeare. Life, Glossary, &c., Reprinted from the early editions, and compared with recent commentators. With a steel portrait.

      London:: Frederick Warne; New York: Scribner, [ca. 1880s].. ¶ At head of title: The “Chandos Poets.” Small 8vo. xii, 1124 pp. Original full very dark olive green, gilt extra, spine bands, gilt title, all edges gilt. Presentation inscription to Jnth. Wanton[?], Nov. 1877. Very good. WITH A SPLIT TWO-WAY FORE-EDGE PAINTING, EACH VERTICAL, APPLIED UNDER THE GOLD, DEPICTING: A) PORTRAIT OF SHAKESPEARE AND A SCENE FROM ROMEO & JULIET; B) FANNED TO THE OTHER SIDE ONE FINDS AN ADDITIONAL TWO MORE SCENES FROM SHAKESPEARE PLAYS: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM AND HENRY V. The scenes are all labelled on the painting itself, with both ‘upper' images bordered with a simple double-rule. The pallet used here by the artist is grayish or brown-toned. The scene from “Dream” shows the donkey-man (Nick Bottom) and two fairies (probably Titania and either Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Mote, or Mustardseed). Painted in ca. 1990s.

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         Grapes and Grape Vines of California published under the auspices of the California State Vinicultural Association; oleographed by Wm. Harring from original water color drawings by Miss Hannah Millard.

      - San Francisco: Bosqui, 1877. Folio, 19 x 13 inches, a single plate (The Flame Tokay). With the overprinting of the Italian Swiss Colony imprint on the plate. In very good condition. A single plate from the masterpiece of California color printing which is perhaps the rarest and one of the most expensive American color plate books ever published. Fewer than 15 copies are known to exist (of which 6 are complete), as the book was not well subscribed when it was issued in parts and very few subscribers completed their sets. Copies are thought to have been destroyed in a fire at Bosqui's plant along with the original paintings. Italian Swiss Colony issued several of the plates as a promotional or advertising piece, presumably getting them from Bosqui's overstock when his edition failed to sell. Zamorano Select #34: "Both as a work on viticulture and as a color-plate book, Grapes and Grape Vines of California was was an unprecedented achievement for a California press."

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         WINE AND WINE COUNTRIES: A Record and Manual for Wine Merchants and Wine Consumers. Signed by the author.

      London Whittaker & Co 1877 - SECOND EDITION 1877, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, (first published in 1862), 8vo, mounted original photograph of the author as a frontispiece, engraved extra title page with views of Chateau Margaux and Chateau Lafitte, grape harvesting and pressing, wine cellars, bottles and barrels, plus 19 plates including 4 maps (French wine growing districts), and a folded facsimile sheet of an autograph contract between Lord Nelson and Woodhouse & Co., pages: viii, 519 including index, plus 7 page advert, bound in the original publisher's green cloth, decorated and lettered black to upper cover, gilt lettered spine with small gilt bunch of grapes motif beneath author's name, blind rules and motif to lower cover. Covers slightly damp faded towards fore-edge, corners slightly worn, 5 mm (¼") split to cloth at foot of upper hinge, 10 mm (½") closed tear to upper margin of page 423, another slightly larger to top margin of folded facsimile of an agreement which faces page 424, both neatly repaired. A very good clean tight complete copy. The plates show Oporto wine boats, Douro boats sailing up the river, pressing the grapes and filling the tanks, women training the vines, harvesting the grape in Medoc, wine pests, bottling champagne, Elz on the Moselle etc. The book covers a wide variety of European wines, Champagne and wines of Australia. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 280 G39260. The author has inscribed the verso front endpaper: "R. Kervill Esq, with the Authors Compliments". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Kussmaul"). Wohl Straßburg, 26. XII. 1877.

      1877. 1 S. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten mit Dank "für Deine schöne Erinnerung an unseren lieben Breisgau" und mit "besten Glückwünschen zum neuen Jahr". - Adolf Kußmaul promovierte in Würzburg über "Untersuchungen über den Einfluß, welchen die Blutströmung auf die Bewegungen der Iris und andere Teile des Kopfes ausübt", habilitierte sich kurz darauf in Heidelberg und wurde Professor der Inneren Medizin in Erlangen, Freiburg i. B. und schließlich in Straßburg. Die 1874 von ihm beobachtete "große Atmung" bei Diabetes wurde später nach ihm "Kußmaulsche Atmung" genannt. Als vielseitiger Wissenschaftler befaßte er sich mit verschiedenen Teilbereichen der Medizin und war darüber hinaus literarisch tätig (u. a. "Jugenderinnerungen eines alten Arztes", 1899). Mit Ludwig Eichrodt gemeinsam "schrieb er satirische Gedichte um den schwäbischen Schulmeister Gottlieb Biedermaier, die als 'Buch Biedermaier' in 'Gedichte in allerlei Humoren' (1853) erschienen und den späteren Epochenbegriff 'Biedermeier' schufen" (DBE). - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

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         Monasticon Gallicanum. Collection de 168 Planches de Vues Topographiques. Representant les Monasteres de L'Ordre de Saint-Benoit, Congrecation de Saint-Maur avec deux Cartes des Etablissements Benedictins en France le tout reproduit par les soins de M. Peigne-Delacourt avec une Preface par M. Leopold Delisle. 6 Lieferungen

      Typographie Georges Chamerot, Paris, 1877. 9 Blatt und 168 Tafeln im Kupferstich (sowie 23 Dubletten. Zusammen 191 Tafeln), kartoniert, Imperial-Folio (49,5 x 33 cm), (etwas angestaubt und fleckig/Rücken mit Klebeband bezogen/Buchblöcke lose/Einbandkanten mit kleinen Ausbrüchen) - Tafeln meist sauber mit starken Abdruck / Neuauflage von Peigne-Delacourt nach der Originalausgabe von Don Michel Germain um 1694. Seltene Monographie aller Priorate und Abteien in Frankreich -

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         Monasticon Gallicanum. Collection de 168 Planches de Vues Topographiques. Representant les Monasteres de L\'Ordre de Saint-Benoit, Congrecation de Saint-Maur avec deux Cartes des Etablissements Benedictins en France le tout reproduit par les soins de M. Peigne-Delacourt avec une Preface par M. Leopold Delisle. 6 Lieferungen

      Typographie Georges Chamerot 1877 Typographie Georges Chamerot, Paris, 1877. 9 Blatt und 168 Tafeln im Kupferstich (sowie 23 Dubletten. Zusammen 191 Tafeln), kartoniert, Imperial-Folio (49,5 x 33 cm), (Einbände angeschmutzt, fleckig und mit kleinen Randausbrüchen/Rücken mit Klebeband bezogen/1 Einband fehlt) - Tafeln meist sauber mit starken Abdruck / Neuauflage von Peigne-Delacourt nach der Originalausgabe von Don Michel Germain um 1694. Seltene Monographie aller Priorate und Abteien in Frankreich - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Sakrale Kunst und Architektur,Frankreich

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         Monasticon Gallicanum. Collection de 168 Planches de Vues Topographiques. Representant les Monasteres de L'Ordre de Saint-Benoit, Congrecation de Saint-Maur avec deux Cartes des Etablissements Benedictins en France le tout reproduit par les soins de M. Peigne-Delacourt avec une Preface par M. Leopold Delisle. 6 Lieferungen

      Typographie Georges Chamerot 1877 - - Tafeln meist sauber mit starken Abdruck / Neuauflage von Peigne-Delacourt nach der Originalausgabe von Don Michel Germain um 1694. Seltene Monographie aller Priorate und Abteien in Frankreich - Gewicht in Gramm: 3835 Typographie Georges Chamerot, Paris, 1877. 9 Blatt und 168 Tafeln im Kupferstich (sowie 23 Dubletten. Zusammen 191 Tafeln), kartoniert, Imperial-Folio (49,5 x 33 cm), (Einbände angeschmutzt, fleckig und mit kleinen Randausbrüchen/Rücken mit Klebeband bezogen/1 Einband fehlt) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Across Africa

      London: Daldy Isbister and Co, 1877. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+. Two volumes. Vol 1: 389 pp, publ ads in rear, pull out rear pocket map. Vol 2: 366 pp, publ ads in rear. Both volumes profuse illustrations. From Zanzibar on the east Coast of Africa to Benguela on the west and across Lake Tanganyika. Classic work on African exploration. Cameron was barely thirty years old when he accomplished this feat and he is widely regarded as one of the major explorers of Africa. Mention throughout of the game animals sighted. A pretty copy of this work in original near fine navy blue cloth with a large gilt map of Africa on cover, crown top of cover and Cameron gilt signature on bottom.

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         L'art d'être grand-père

      first edition. Bradel binding in full marbled paper, smooth back, piece of title of morocco Havana, golden head, binding signed by Thomas Boichot. Autographed autograph dedication of the author from Victor Hugo to Léon Bienvenu. Some foxinges affecting mainly the first and last sheets. Calmann Lévy Paris 1877 15x24cm relié

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         The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species

      London: John Murray 1877 - First edition, first printing. Publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, brown coated endpapers. About near fine, some rubbing to the spine ends, rear corners bumped, spine lightly starting inside covers, a few faint spots to the first few leaves of text, otherwise sturdy binding. From the botanical libraries of Swedish professors, Nils Svedelius and Nils Fries Swedish with their bookplates and stamps to front pastedown and title page, and Svedelius' signature to first blank. A very bright copy. The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species is a presentation and analysis of Darwin's research on evolution in plants. Specifically, he focuses on heterostyly, or plants that bear flowers with differently sized sex organs - a highly-evolved trait developed to encourage crossbreeding. The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species is a continuation of Darwin's exploration of his that cross-pollinated plants would produce biologically superior offspring to those of self-pollinated plants, which he theorized in On the Origin of Species (1859) and demonstrated in The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilization in the Vegetable Kingdom (1876). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Sind Revisited: With notices of the Anglo-Indian Army; Railroads; Past, Present, and Future.

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1877. London:: Richard Bentley and Son, 1877.. 2 volumes. 8vo. xii, 343; iv, 331, [1] pp. Half-title (vol. I as called for). Dedication page to the memory of General Walter Scott, Bombay Engineers. Original mauve cloth stamped with black decorative pattern, gilt-stamped spines; neatly rebacked to match original, preserving original spines. Bookplates of George Merryweather. Very good. FIRST EDITION. This is essentially an annotated reprint of Burton

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         DICTIONARIUM LINGUAE SINICAE LATINUM, cum brevi interpretatione gallica, ex radicum ordine dispositum [Dictionnaire chinois - latin - français / Chinese - Fatin - French dictionary]

      - Ho Kien Fou, in Missione catholica S. J., 1877. Complet 1 vol. in-8 relié: 15.5 x 25 cm, XII-781p. Édition originale. Reliure en demi-basane verte à coins. Dos lisse muet avec filets dorés. Plats en percaline noire. Plusieurs tampons à l'encre rouge en caractères chinois; probablement un exemplaire de bibliothèque. Reliure fatiguée, coins émoussés, mors fendus, sinon intérieur en très bon état, solide. Le Père Couvreur, jésuite, membre de la Mission catholique à Ho kien fou en Chine, est l'auteur de nombreux écrit sur la langue, l'histoire et la géographie de la Chine. Par exemple: "Langue mandarine du Nord. Guide de la conversation français-anglais-chinois" 1886; "Géographie ancienne et moderne de la Chine", 1917; ou encore son édition des "Quatre livres" de Confucius, Ho kien fou, Impr. de la mission catholique, 1895. (English: Hardcover: 15.5 x 25 cm, XII-781p. First edition. Half green leather. Red ink stamps in Chinese on the title page. Quite used binding but good condition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Wien 1858 - 1933 München). Auf der Dorfstraße. Öl auf Holz. Um 1900. Unten links signiert. 13 x 17,5 cm. Im breiten Holzrahmen.

      Thomassin bezeichnete sich in erster Linie als Komponist, er studierte seit 1877 an der Königlichen Musikschule München. Nach seinem Abschluss war er in verschiedenen Anstellungen als Musiklehrer tätig, verdiente damit jedoch zu wenig Geld. So verlegte er sich auf die Malerei, mit der seine wirtschaftliche Lage auch nicht viel besser wurde. Daher begann er für den Münchener Kunsthändler Jakob Anger zu arbeiten, der ihm regelmäßig für einen Hungerlohn Bilder abnahm. Der Schwerpunkt von Thomassins Schaffen waren bäuerliche Genreszenen und Küstenlandschaften.- Verso schwacher Stempel und alter Aufkleber der Galerie Hermes (Frankfurt und Wiesbaden) sowie Auktions-Inventarzettel vom Auktionshaus Dorotheum.- Aus der Sammlung Häusler, Kiel.

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         Repertorium op de Koloniale Litteratuur 1595-1865, 2 delen compleet

      - 1877/1880 van Kampen Amsterdam, hardcover 651+751 blz. Professioneel opnieuw ingebonden voor het Tropeninstituut. Overzicht van alle publicaties in deze periode. Deel I Het land, Het volk. Deel II gaat over het bestuur en wetenschap. In zeer goede staat. Zeldzame uitgave! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Arctic Expeditions from British and Foreign Shores, from the Earliest Time to the Expedition of 1875-76.

      Edinburgh: Thomas C. Jack, 1877. First Edition. Large quarto. Contemporary full brown morocco with gilt titles and black tooled decoration to spine, blind tooled panelling with black corner pieces to boards, all edges gilt, marbled end papers. With numerous illustrations sepia tinted and in colour, maps, including a large folding and clothed back at beginning of text and other engravings. Binding very lightly rubbed. A superb, clean and sound copy, unusual in a beautiful contemporary leather binding. Contains stories of the expeditions of Ross, Parry, Franklin, Simpson, and many others.

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         Tribes of California

      Dept. of the Interior, Govt. Printing Office, Washington 1877 - 4to; 3/4 leather over marbled bds; spine in 5 compartments; bright gilt sp. title; some rubbing to bds with 1.25x1.5" tape mark on both bds; wear to edges and corners; slight rubbing to spine; hinges tight, ft. hinge reinforced with binder's tape; marbled eps; small loss of marbling to ft pastedown and rear pastedown; rear pastedown also has small label lower corner of previous owner as well as another small label which states, "for reference," and small number stamp at bottom of 1st title pg; no other library-type markings; 1/2"chip off top outer corner of 1st 6 leaves; few short archival tape repairs to prelims; slight foxing to edge of prelims only; eng frontis; lg color fold-out map at rear showing distribution of Indian tribes in California, excellent cond.; pp. frontis, 3, 635. A landmark study of the California Indian tribes done as they were being wiped out. This is volume III of "Contributions to North American Ethnology" overseen by J.W. Powell and it stands alone. It is an exhaustive work and contains, in addition to text, 44 figures, a 175 pg. appendix of tribal vocabularies, a detailed index, and the beautiful color fold-out map. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Across Africa

      Daldy Isbister and Co, London 1877 - Two volumes. Vol 1: 389 pp, publ ads in rear, pull out rear pocket map. Vol 2: 366 pp, publ ads in rear. Both volumes profuse illustrations. From Zanzibar on the east Coast of Africa to Benguela on the west and across Lake Tanganyika. Classic work on African exploration. Cameron was barely thirty years old when he accomplished this feat and he is widely regarded as one of the major explorers of Africa. Mention throughout of the game animals sighted. A pretty copy of this work in original near fine navy blue cloth with a large gilt map of Africa on cover, crown top of cover and Cameron gilt signature on bottom. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Document Signed.

      Controversial Mexican general and dictatorial seven-term president (1877-80, 1884-1911); forced into exile in Paris. Partly-printed DS in Spanish, 1p + integral blank, 11½" X 17", Mexico City, Mexico, 1886 April 12. Very good. Faint age toning and mild edgewear. Two tax stamps at upper left. A large and decorative document featuring elaborate masthead image with ornate typefaces across the top and a partly-printed text granting Lyman Franklin Holman (born 1828, an American engineer) permission to use an "apparatus for pulverizing minerals and other hard substances." Signed huge and bold by Diaz and another official at the bottom. Docketed on verso. Affixed to the mostly-blank verso is a smaller (8½" X 13½") printed handbill -- boilerplate regulations regarding patents. In 1881 the American "Commissioners of Patents' Journals" recorded the issuance of a patent for this apparatus to Holman and one other person. Scarce and quite handsome.

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         Tagebuchs-Auszug betreffend die Reise S.M.S. "Hertha" nach Ost-Asien und den Sudsee-Inseln, 1874-1877.

      A great photographic rarity, Gustav Riemer's self-published album of original photographs from the voyage of the SMS Hertha to the Far East, the Pacific and Australia includes many important ethnographic images, among them a series of portraits of Aboriginal groups taken at King George Sound, Western Australia in 1877. Teplitz : G. Riemer, 1878. Folio, original embossed cloth boards decorated and lettered in gilt (rubbed), spine with small loss at tail; brass clasp; silk lining papers; dedication leaf, title leaf, pp [8], [2], followed by [63] leaves with 343 mounted albumen print photographs in various formats ranging from 90 x 90 mm to 200 x 150 mm, all with printed numbers and captions; the leaves and photographs are in fine condition throughout. Gustav Adolph Riemer (1842-1899) worked as paymaster on the Imperial German Navy corvette SMS Hertha on its 1874-77 voyage to the Far East, Australia and the Pacific. A self-taught photographer, Riemer took with him on the voyage a large-format wooden camera with a bellows extension and a Petzval lens, with which he created this extremely important visual record of the places visited. Among these were Madeira, Brazil, Singapore, Borneo, Sulu Islands, Philippines, China (Hong Kong, Canton, Amoy), Japan, Bonin, Micronesia (Marianas, Caroline Islands, Palau), East Siberia, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand and Australia. Riemer's photographs include many significant ethnographical images, the most important of which are probably the six of Aboriginal groups taken at King George Sound (Albany) in Western Australia (nos. 326-331), together with the extensive series of Micronesian peoples (nos. 198-240) taken prior to the Carolines and Marianas coming under formal German colonial administration, and numerous exceptional views and portraits taken in Samoa and Tonga. Riemer also carried a stereoscopic camera, and although his stereoviews were separately published by Stiehm in Berlin, these images are also included in the album as 'single' views. Only two examples of Riemer's highly important album are held in Australian collections (National Library of Australia and State Library of New South Wales).

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         THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, And What Alice Found There

      Macmillan 1877 - Fortieth thousand, i.e. a later issue of the first edition as per Williams Madan Green 84. Publisher's special deluxe binding of white textured paper covered boards to imitate vellum, with gilt lettering and vignettes, in the exceptionally rare unprinted original lilac dustwrapper. All edges gilt. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the half title, "May Forshall from the Author / Dec 3. 1877" A fine copy with exceptionally clean white covers and bright gilt, just a couple of trivial marks to the edges. Internally fresh with tight hinges. Two pin holes to the front endpaper and a faint mark to the edge of the preliminary pages. Dustwrapper rather worn, with small chips to the spine ends and corners and a larger chip to the corner of the back panel. An exceptional copy. Included with this book is an original carte-de-visite mounted photograph of Mary Forshall taken by Carroll, numbered by him (2485) in violet ink on the reverse. Black and white illustrations throughout by John Tenniel. Mary Forshall (known as May) was the daughter of the Highgate physician Francis Hyde Forshall, an acquaintance of Charles Dodgson's. Dodgson recalls his first meeting with May in a diary entry of 27 November 1877, "Dined with Sampson, to meet Dr. Forshall with his sister, etc., and May Forshall, a nice child of 10." In the 1 December 1877 entry, Dodgson mentions May "came to be photographed" at 11am, an appointment which was repeated two days later, with the result that Carroll took, "5 negatives, of which 2 failed". It was on the second meeting that Dodgson presented one of his newly received copies of Through the Looking Glass, in a specially commissioned presentation binding. Dodgson took an obsessive interest in the production of all his books and would habitually order small quantities to be bound up in a variety of non-standard styles and hues for his own use, wanting to have a ready supply of special bindings, which differed form the shop bought version, to be used as presentation gifts. Of these styles, the white binding seems to have been the one chosen by Dodgson for his most favoured presentations. It is also a style of binding which has fascinated latter day collectors. For the publication of The Hunting of The Snark, the year before this book, Dodgson had commissioned an array of coloured bindings including "20 bindings in white vellum and gold". This was changed to parchment style paper or cloth and gold, on economic grounds. Dodgson appears to have placed a similar order for both Alice (then in its sixth edition) and Through the Looking Glass, which were delivered late in 1877. They are now of the utmost scarcity, seldom appearing in commerce. When they do, they are usually in a poor or repaired state, as the fragile white boards were particularly prone to damage. In this case the presence of the original dustwrapper, itself probably a unique occurrence, has meant that the white binding has remained in exceptional condition. Williams, Madan, Green 84 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A history of the town of belfast - from the earliest times to the close of the eighteenth century 2vol set.

      Marcus Ward 1877 - Vol 1 boards slightly rubbed corners bumped spine rubbed at edges. Bumped at top and botom. Chipped and cracked. Gilt lettering and design. Black insets on front board. Blue end pages some slight foxing text very clean all maps and plans in very good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The New Republic; or, Culture, Faith, and Philosophy in an English Country House.

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1877. 2 vols, 8vo, original decorated gray cloth, gilt decorations and lettering. 36-page publisher's catalogue dated March 1877 in volume one. The first novel by William Hurrell Mallock, a famous Peacockian roman à clef, written while Mallock was an undergraduate at Oxford, which brings together under one roof several poets, philosophers, critics, and dilettantes to discuss the problems of religion, society and the arts. Many of the characters are thinly based on well-known persons, including Huxley, Ruskin, Carlyle, Arnold, Pater, Ouida, and Violet Fane (to whom the novel is dedicated). "The most successful conversation novel of the period . . . Mallock's epigrammatic satire on liberalism, radicalism and cant plays freely over the ensuing talk and talkers. It ends inconclusively with the half-hearted verdict that things are best as they are." - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction. Ink signature dated 1877 in the top margin of the title-page. Edges a little worn; hinges on volume one starting, but sound; very good copy.

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         The Waverley Novels

      Edinburgh, Black 1877 - 24 vols. Frontispiece. Contemporary red half calf. Green spine label. A fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         BLACK BEAUTY: His Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse. Translated from the Original Equine

      Jarrold and Sons 1877 - First edition. Small 8vo. Original green cloth with decoration embossed in gilt and black, Carter's variant B. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on publication, "Mary and Catherine Sewell from their affectionate cousin, the Author, Christmas 1877." A very good copy with the front joint neatly repaired, lacking the front endpaper. Light wear to the spine ends and corners. Engraved frontispiece after C. Hewitt. A wonderful family association being a Christmas gift from Anna Sewell to her spinster cousins. Anna Sewell lived only a few months after the publication of her book making inscribed copies extremely uncommon. Confined to the home after a childhood accident, Anna first mentioned that she was writing Black Beauty in her journal on 6th November 1871. She wrote "I am writing the life of a horse, and getting dolls and boxes ready for Christmas". In December 1876 she wrote, "I am getting on with my little book 'Black Beauty'." By this time Anna was becoming more and more crippled and spent much of her time on a sofa writing in pencil, with her mother making a copy. She wrote "I have been confined to the house and to my sofa, from time to time, when I am able, been writing what I think will turn out a little book, its special aim being to induce kindness, sympathy and an understanding treatment of horses". Black Beauty was published at the end of 1877 and Anna lived just long enough to hear of its success. The book has a strong moral purpose and is said to have been instrumental in the abolition of the cruel practice of using the check rein. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Poems

      F and W Dodsworth, Newcastle-on-Tyne 1877 - Henry Thomas Liddell, First Earl of Ravensworth (1797-1878) Signed dedication to his sister on the title page. Marbled boards with leather spine (gilt tiltes), head of spine a little ragged, shelf wear and bumped corners, title page foxed and some foxing throughout, binding tight. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Viaggio nell'India Centrale e nel Bengala.

      Opera contenente 303 incisioni e 80 tavole staccate dal testo (fuori testo). Milano, Fratelli Treves Editori, 1877. Volume unico. In folio, pp. 634 con Indici, fotoincisioni in b/n n. t., velinedi protezione, elegante leg. con piatti in percallina verde e dorso in pelle verde con titoli in oro. Prima edizione italiana di questo resoconto di un viaggio in India, durato sei anni, a partire dal 1863. Iniziato a Bombay, il viaggio si snoda attraverso il Konkan, il Dekkan, Baroda, il Guzerate, Udeypur, il Rajputana centrale, Jeypore, Agra, Gwalior, il Bendelcund, il paese de' Gundi, la valle di Bhilsa, Bhopal, il Malwa, Delhi, il Pendgiab e l'Imalaya, il paese d'Audh, Benares, il Behar, il Bengala, da Calcutta a Punta di Galla. Alcune normali fioriture con alcune zone di ingiallimento solo a pochi fogli, nell'insieme pulito e molto ben conservato.

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        The Cradle of the Blue Nile. A Visit to the Court of King John of Ethiopia.

      London: John Murray, , 1877. 2 volumes bound as one, octavo. Original green cloth, title gilt to spine, gilt panelling to upper board, all edges gilt. Tinted engraved frontispiece to each, and 6 other similar plates in all, folding map. Edinburgh University prize copy with bookplate to the front pastedown and gilt supralibros, a little rubbed overall, some slight discolouration of the lower board, hinges repaired, text block lightly toned, but overall a very good copy. First edition. "In 1873 Major de Cosson, after wintering in Egypt, started for Suakin with his brother, the intention of the travellers being to seek for sport in the country described in Sir Samuel Baker's 'Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia', but meeting on the way with General Kirkham, of the Abyssinian Army, who was returning with a letter from Queen Victoria to King John of Abyssinia, they decided on visiting that monarch and his country. They visited Adowa, Gondar, and Lake Tana, near which they found King John established with his army" (RGS obituary). In an audience, de Cosson obtained a written promise from King John that he would endeavour to stop the slave trade in the country. Recalled to duty, he rode "with one Egyptian servant to Khartoum, and thence across the desert to Suakin, enduring considerable hardships on the way." He subsequently advised on the route of the Gordon Relief Expedition, and served at Tofrek "where his horse was shot under him." Czech notes that vol. I, "primarily dwells on their journey," but that vol. II contains accounts of the brothers' time at Lake Tana where they "enjoyed considerable sport after hippopotamus, with additional hunts after leopard, lion, and Gazelle.

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