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        A GROUP OF EARLY KANSAS TERRITORIAL AND STATE LAWS, 1856-1877

      [Lecompton, Lawrence, Topeka, Leavenworth, and the "bogus legislature" from Washington], 1877. Fourteen separate volumes, comprising fifteen territorial and state legislative sessions, one volume of the laws of the "bogus legislature," and the first House Journal after Statehood. Paginated variously, some volumes with institutional rubberstamps and bookplates. Otherwise, texts are clean, with bindings in various conditions: some with loosened or detached sheep covers, others in intact sheep or 20th century cloth bindings. Overall Very Good. The Territorial years in Kansas were a prelude to Civil War; Free State and Slave State factions struggled violently for control of the territorial government. Special attention, for example, is paid to the crime of burning down houses in the nighttime, particularly with persons inside. The Legislature passed "An Act to Prevent and Punish Armed Invasions from or into this Territory," designed to deter the pro-slavery Missouri Border Ruffians from causing trouble. A Memorial to Congress sought help in defeating those "marauding parties, that robbed and plundered the settlers." Another Act "forever prohibited" slavery. Territorial Governor Medary vetoed it, but it became law when the Legislature, by a two-thirds majority, overrode him. We also offer the earliest laws of the State of Kansas which, after seven years of strife and turmoil, entered the Union as a Free State in late January 1861 under its 1859 Wyandott Constitution, which prohibited slavery. The power of the Slave States to block its admission had finally been broken by their secession from the Union. We offer the following: 1. Laws of the Territory of Kansas. Washington: 1856. Pages 49-822, evidently as issued. John T. Brady, Public Printer, certifies on page 822, "The pages in the first part of the volume, before page 49, are intended to be filled in the bound volume of laws with the Constitution of the United States, the organic act of the Territory, and the index to said laws." These are the laws of the so-called "bogus legislature" with a draconian pro-slavery code. 2. Laws of the Territory of Kansas, Passed at the Second Session of the General Legislative Assembly. Lecompton: 1857. [4], 378 pp. AII 117. 3. Laws of the Territory of Kansas, Passed at the Third and Fourth Sessions of the General Legislative Assembly. Lecompton: 1858. 469, [2] pp. AII 183. 4. Private Laws of the Territory of Kansas, Passed at the Fifth Session of the Legislative Assembly. Lawrence: 1859. 233pp. AII 223. 5. General Laws Passed by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Kansas, at the General and Special Sessions of the Year 1860. Lecompton: 1860. 264pp. AII 252. 6. General Laws of the State of Kansas, Passed at the First Session of the Legislature, Commenced at the Capital, March 26, 1861. Lawrence: 1861. 334pp. The first State laws. 7. House Journal of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Kansas, Begun and Held at Topeka, on Tuesday, March 26th, A.D., 1861. It Being the First Session of the Legislature of the State of Kansas. Lawrence: 1861. 614pp. 8. General Laws of the State of Kansas, Passed at the Third Session of the Legislature. Lawrence: 1863. 128pp. 9. The Laws of the State of Kansas, Passed at the Fourth Session of the Legislature. Lawrence: 1864. 255pp. 10. The Laws of the State of Kansas, Passed at the Fifth Session of the Legislature. Topeka: 1865. 194pp, large folding plate. 11. The Laws of the State of Kansas, Passed at the Sixth Session of the Legislature. Lawrence: 1866. 314pp. 12. The Laws of the State of Kansas, Passed at the Seventh Session of the Legislature. Leavenworth: 1867. xxv, 295 pp. 13. The Laws of the State of Kansas, Passed at the Eighth Session of the Legislature. Lawrence: 1868. 104pp. 14. The Laws of the State of Kansas, Passed at the Ninth and Tenth Sessions of the Legislature. Topeka: 1871. 283, 287 pp.

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        Sixteenth Amendment Convention. The National Woman Suffrage Association will hold its Tenth Annual Washington Convention at Lincoln Hall, 9th and D Sts. Washington, DC

      [Washington, DC], 1877. 1st Edition. Pamphlet. Near Fine. Signed in print by suffrage leaders Clemence S. Lozier, Susan B. Anthony, Isabella Beecher Hooker, and Sarah Andrews Spencer. Near Fine handbill, 1 page with original center fold line with slight separation at edges; small chip to bottom left corner. Else an exceptionally clean and excellent copy of this rare document, which OCLC reports at only one institution, and no copy in the auction record. The Woman Suffrage Convention of 1878 was a landmark in women's pursuit of enfranchisement. Marking 30 years since the Seneca Falls Convention and 10 years since the inaugural Woman Suffrage Convention, the meeting of 1878 resulted in the first Congressional bill to amend the Constitution to allow women's voting. Released in advance of this critical meeting, this handbill called upon women to speak and act on their own behalf, explaining that it was "of vital importance that delegates should be present at this Convention from every state and territory, and that each one should call upon her entire state delegation in Congress and urge them to attend the Convention and hear the discussion of the greatest political question of the age." Noting that Congress had reported favorably on a proposed bill to enfranchise Native Americans, the NWSA urge their members to act so that women may not be left behind but rather be included in pushes toward civic inclusion. "Everywhere in the US the dram-seller, the drunkard, the profligate help to make the laws which control the property, the wages, the persons, and the children of the intelligent women of this Republic." Notably, Congress did not approve the proposed bill, and the 16th Amendment would go on to solidify laws on federal income tax. It would not be until 1920, after 42 years of bringing the bill to Congress, that the NWSA would achieve the 19th Amendment granting federal woman suffrage. A testament to American women's determination, and to the power of citizens who "assemble under the shadow of the National Capitol and demand [change] in the sacred name of Liberty." Near Fine.

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        THE AMERICAN SENATOR In Three Volumes

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1877. Book. Very good condition. Hardcover. First Edition. 12m o - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Three volume set. Bound in half maroon leather by B.H. Blackwell Ltd. Oxford with minor to moderate shelfwear and sunning to the spine that is not uniform. A dozen or so pages have a few small spots of discoloration. Bound without the half-titles. An attractive set. First edition..

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        New Zealand Scenery chromolithographed after Original Water-colour Drawings.

      London: Marcus Ward & Co., 1877. - Folio (21 x 17 inches). 15 chromolithographed plates mounted on card (small tears in text leaver where plates have adhered). Original green cloth, gilt (rebacked to style). Provenance: with the bookplate of Forbes Library Northampton, Mass, on the front paste-down and their perforated library stamp on the title-page. "Mr. Gully ranks as one of the most accomplished artists New Zealand has produced" (Hocken). First English edition, first published in Dunedin, New Zealand, the same year. With an introduction and explanatory text by his friend and patron, the geologist, von Haast, who through "achievements and his encouragement, science in New Zealand came of age": "It is impossible, without having seen them, to form any adequate idea of the grandeur of those gigantic masses of rock, snow, and ice which abound in the wild and desolate region of these Southern Alps. It was the privilege of the writer to have been the first explorer and delineator of these regions, it is almost impossible to convey through a small number of pictures and adequate representation of the varied scenery of these beautiful islands, but those which Mr. Gully has selected for publication are well chosen, and are sufficiently striking and characteristic to give the lover of nature some idea of the infinite beauty of that land" (Introduction). While drawing master at Nelson College, in New Zealand, from 1861 to 1863, Gully he sketched in the Nelson Lakes area and painted local scenes. "More importantly, he produced 12 watercolour paintings of South Island mountains and glaciers from sketches by Julius Haast. This set of paintings was used to illustrate Haast's lecture on the mountains and glaciers of the Canterbury province, which was read to the Royal Geographical Society in London on 8 February 1864. Gully exhibited at the New Zealand Exhibition in Dunedin in 1865, showing work on behalf of the survey office and on his own account. He gained a silver medal and sold all the paintings he exhibited. This recognition placed his name at the forefront of New Zealand watercolourists. His reputation was further enhanced by his exhibits at the Nelson Institute Exhibition in February 1866. The paintings included scenes of the town of Nelson, the Kaikoura Mountains, Mt Cook (from sketches by John Rochfort), and the West Coast. Some of the paintings went on to the Intercolonial Exhibition of Australasia in Melbourne in 1866–67. Two paintings sold for £60 each and Gully made arrangements for agents to sell his work in Melbourne. He began an association with the Victoria Academy of Arts and was represented at many of its exhibitions. In 1873 he visited Victoria briefly and praised the people as his first real patrons. In 1865 there had been an unsuccessful attempt to publish a portfolio of his paintings of New Zealand. In 1877 the project finally came to fruition with the publication in Dunedin and London of New Zealand scenery. The 15 chromolithographs based on Gully's original watercolours were accompanied by descriptive text written by Haast. The plates depict prominent landmarks and scenes, from Mt Taranaki and Lake Taupo in the north to Bradshaw Sound in the south. Gully was disappointed with the reproductions, which are gaudy by comparison with the light and airy originals" (The Encyclopedia of New Zealand online). Ellis 926-940; NBNZ 2377. Catalogued by Kate Hunter [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Public Transportation

      March 6, 1877. Partly Printed Document Signed, <I>“Charles Gorham”</I> as acting Interior Secretary and <I>“Ellis Spear”</I> as Patents Commissioner, one page, parchment, 8” X 11”, March 6, 1877, City of Washington, completed in manuscript. A patent issued to Edward Longstreth of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for <I>“Improvement in Car-Wheels”</I>, attached by red silk ribbons threaded through grommets to a detailed drawing of the improvement, a printed one page description followed by a blank parchment page. Patent number 187,978. Areas of light toning, red seal torn but complete, else fine condition.<br /><br />Specification of the patent reads in part, <I>“The object of my invention is to prevent the soft mud or dirt that gathers on the inside of city passenger car-wheels from dropping into the joint or space between the hub and the journal-box, as is now the case in all such cars, thereby causing great friction and wear to the journals. / By reference to the accompanying drawing it will be seen that I construct a thin projecting flange…on the part that adjoins the box…[so that] a groove or receptacle…is formed in which deposits are received and are conducted clear of the box while standing, and are by centrifugal force thrown off while running.”</I><br /><br />The West Philadelphia Passenger Railway Company was incorporated in 1857 and was the first streetcar line to receive a charter to operate in the city of Philadelphia. Its horse cars, which originally ran between 41st and Haverford and 66th and Vine, made possible the development of the Haddington neighborhood. It may also have been the first streetcar line to use self-propelled vehicles – it began experiments with steam-powered cars in 1877. <br /> <br />

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        Origen de las especies. Por medio de la selección natural ò la conservación de las razas. Favorecidas en la lucha por la existencia

      Perojo, Madrid 1877 - "Darwin s Origin of Species. First Spanish. Original Binding. This Edition Includes Two Darwin Letters Not Published Elsewhere".8vo; original green full cloth binding with gilt lettering and blindtooling to spine and front board. VII, (1), 573 pp. + 1 folded plate (after p. 128). FIRST EDITION IN SPANISH OF DARWIN S MOST INFLUENTIAL WORK. This Spanish version appears to be the scarcest translation of this seminal book into any language: there are On the Origin of Species (or more completely, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life), published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature by Charles Darwin which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It presented a body of evidence that the diversity of life arose by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution. Darwin included evidence that he had gathered on the Beagle expedition in the 1830s and his subsequent findings from research, correspondence, and experimentation. # WorldCat. NO records of sales in Rare Book Hub; OCLC located only 2 copies in the US: Huntington and NLM.* Freeman: Nº 770; Blanco & Llorca: Bibliografía Crítica Ilustrada de las Obras de Darwin en España Nº 34. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Strenna della Gara degli Indovini. Anno I. Torino, 1877. (edizione di lusso)

      Anno I. Torino, 1877. In folio (cm. 31,8); bellissima legatura originale in tela rigida con impressioni a secco in oro; sguardie in cartoncino azzurro, frontespizio in cromolitografia a colori protetto da velina; pp. 79, (3) con tavole di illustrazioni. Axs

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        Meyers Hand-Atlas der Erdkunde in 100 Karten, Ravenstein, Leipzig, 1877, selten

      Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig 1877 - Redigirt von L. Ravenstein. Neue berichtigte Ausgabe. Original-Halbledereinband. Mit 99 (von 100) gest. & kolorierten Karten (s. Inhaltsverzeichnis, Bild 4), stat. Übersicht zur polit.Geographie, 15 S. & Übersicht der Eisenbahnen zur Eisenbahnkarte, 6 S. Die Karten doppelblattgroß im Format 48,5 x 37 cm, der Buchband im Format 38,5 x 27 x 4,5 cm. Espenhorst 3.4.1. Wie den 15 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, ist der Einband berieben, obere Rückenkante etwas ausgefasert. Keine Einrisse oder Fehlstellen am Rücken oder den Außengelenken. Bindung intakt. Kein unangenehmer Geruch, keine Stempel, Einrisse oder dergleichen. Überwiegend ohne Fleckigkeit; meist nur gelegentlich mal ein Fleck, dann häufig auf den Rückseiten oder am Kartenrand, keine störende Fleckigkeit auf den Abbildungen. Die Karte 23 (Schlesien) fehlt, die Karten 5 (Erd-Halbkugeln) sowie 18 (Preussen) sind lose. Auf der oberen Hälfte der Karte 12 (Deutschland) Linien mit rotem Buntstift (s. Bild 15). &#149;&#149;&#149; Die Bilder 2 ff. & die genauere Kollation sowie weitere Informationen zu dieser Ausgabe finden Sie wie immer auf unseren eigenen Internetseiten. &#149;&#149;&#149; 6000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: House of Representatives. Massachusetts. 1877

      [No place: no publisher], 1877. Very Good. First edition. Small quarto. A commercially produced photo album consisting of 18 linen-hinged cardboard leaves with 36 composite mounted albumen photographs. A total of 250 portraits are depicted in the album. Bound in contemporary half-leather and maroon cloth over boards, with the title stamped in gold on the front board, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Each cardboard leaf has a photograph mounted on each side, with oval portraits of seven legislators, except for the first, which contains five portraits (with a larger image of the speaker at the center). Some of the captioned names have very small and neat contemporary pencil emendations. Modest dampstaining to the endleaves and margins only of the first and last photograph, modest edgewear and a few small abrasions to the leather, very good. Scarce. OCLC locates only one copy.

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        Le chloral et la médication intraveineuse. Etudes de physiologie expérimentale. Applications à la thérapeutique et à la toxicologie.

      J.B. Baillière et Fils, Paris 1877 - 1 vol. gr. in-8( 24.5 x 16.5 cm), , X, 383 pp., 3 planches, dont 2 en couleurs, demi-basane bleue de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre rouge, nerfs et coiffes frottés, ntérieur en très bon état, envoi au Pr. Picot, exemplaire truffé de 9 coupures de presse datées de 1874 (Gazette des Hôpitaux et Gazette hebdomadaire de médecine et de chirurgie) sur les premières anesthésies intraveineuses (Note de Oré à l'Académie des Sciences : "De l'anesthésie produite chez l'homme par les injections de chloral dans les veines" [observation princeps]; Discussion sur le chloral à la Société de chirurgie, etc.). *** THE BIRTH OF INTRAVENOUS ANESTHESIA (A COPY WITH SEVERAL RELATED NEWSPAPERS CLIPPINGS DATED 1874) *** Première édition sous ce titre, mais ouvrage pouvant être considéré comme la deuxième édition très augmentée des 'Etudes cliniques sur l¿anesthésie chirurgicale par la méthode des injections de chloral dans les veines' parues en 1875. Les deux ouvrages sont très rares. Oré fut un des pionniers de l¿injection intra-veineuse. Il réalisa la première anesthésie par voie intra-veineuse chez l¿homme, avec du chloral, après de nombreuses expériences sur l¿animal. Ce travail novateur fut d¿abord rapporté brièvement en 1874 dans C.R. Acad. Sci (Garrison & Morton, 5672). L¿auteur rapporte ici 53 observations d¿anesthésie par injection intra-veineuse de chloral et les résultats de 51 expériences. Le chloral fut utilisé pour des anesthésies et surtout pour la sédation du tétanos. L¿existence de complications (thromboses) provoqua une vive polémique, puis l¿abandon du chloral par voie intraveineuse. M.T. Cousin précise que la voie digestive resta utilisée et que la voie veineuse fut redécouverte en 1922 par F. Leuret (de Bordeaux) qui, en augmentant les dilutions et en ajoutant un anticoagulant, put réaliser une vingtaine d¿anesthésies sans accident. Pierre Cyprien Oré (1828-1890) est né à Bordeaux, où il deviendra professeur à la faculté de médecine. Il fut élu correspondant de l¿Académie de médecine. Références: Goerig M & am Esch JS: Historical remarks regarding intravenous ether anesthesia, Bull Anesth Hist., 1996, 14(3), 1¿6: "The modern era of intravenous anesthesia began in 1871 when the French physiologist and surgeon, Cyprien Ore (1828-1889), in Bordeaux reported the successful administration of chloral hydrate in animal studies, a drug the hypnotic action of which had been announced at a meeting of the Berlin Medical Society two years previously by the German pharmacologist, Oscar Liebreich (1839-1908). Oré employed the drug favorably in human beings and wrote a monograph about this new anesthetic technique. Despite the reported encouraging results, the method did not become popular. The complicated technique and the fact that the required dose was close to toxic levels were probably the explanation. However, it was only a question of time before other researchers in the field would find less toxic drugs for use intravenously." ; Duncum BM: The development of inhalation anaesthesia, pp. 38, 385 ; Keys TE: The history of surgical anesthesia, pp. 56-58 : "the first monograph on intravenous anesthesia (ed. 1875)" ; Eger II EI, Saidman L & Westhorpe R: The Wondrous Story of Anesthesia, pp. 295, 360, 375, 650 ; Cousin MTh : L¿anesthésie-réanimation en France, Tome I, pp.177-181 ; Zimmer M : Histoire de l'anesthésie, pp. 602-614 ; Gallon P : Cyprien Oré (1828-1889): découverte de l'anesthésie intraveineuse [Cyprien Oré (1828-1889), inventor of intravenous anaesthesia], Cah. Anesth. 2002, 50(3), 227-234. © S.A.S. Jean-Pierre Aubert, 2017. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le nabab. M&#156;urs parisiennes.

      Paris, G. Charpentier, 1877, demi-maroquin bradel moderne, à coins, tête dorée, plats de la couv. cons. (L. Pouillot). - in-12 de (4)-508-(3) pp. ; Edition originale.Un des 75 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande. Seul grand papier.

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        Herder: Sämmtliche Werke in 33 Bänden, Hrsg. Bernhard Suphan, Berlin 1877 ff

      Herders Sämmtliche Werke. 33 Bände in 25 Büchern. Hrsg. v. Bernhard Suphan. Weidmannsche Buchhandlung Berlin, 1877 ff (vollständige Ausgabe) Leinen fest gebunden. ca.13.000 S. Buchrücken und Deckel teilw. leicht schadhaft. Kapitale u. Ecken bestoßen. Buchrücken ausgeblichen, Deckel teilw. leicht gebogen. Papier alterungsbedingt z.T. vergilbt. Band 28 (Poetische Werke 4) als photomechanischer Nachdruck, Hildesheim, 1994: Olms-Weidmann insgesamt altersentsprechend passabler Erhaltungszustand (keine losen, eingerissenen oder geknickten Seiten, keine An- oder Unterstreichungen, keine Eintragungen) Sprache: Deutsch. Gewicht: ca. 25 kg. Versandkosten: 15,- EUR (Inland) Vorbesichtigung und persönliche Abholung nach Rücksprache möglich

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        Histoire de la Terreur à Bordeaux (2 Tomes - Complet) [ Edition originale ]

      Féret et Fils 1877 - E.O., exemplaire du tirage de tête sur hollande numéroté nominatif (n° 16 à M. Osmin Dupas), 2 vol. in-8 reliure demi-maroquin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs, Féret et Fils, Bordeaux, 1877, 1 f. blanc, XXIII-454 pp., 1 f. n. ch. (tables) et 1 f. blanc et 509 pp. 1 f. n. ch. Rare exemplaire du tirage de tête nominatif sur hollande. Bon état (petites décolorations en mors, très petits frott. en reliure, bon exemplaire par ailleurs) Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ITALY FROM THE ALP TO MOUNT ETNA edited by Thomas Adolphus Trollope illustrated with upwards of one undred full page and three hundred smaller engravings

      Chapman and Hall, 1877. Volume in folio, pelle impressa e dorata, piatti con ampie cornici concentriche, titolo al tassello al dorso a 5 nervi decorato in oro negli scomparti, sguardie marezzate, bianca con dedica a pennino occhiello, frontespizio in due colori, XIII, 468 pp., 100 tavole ft. Un eccezionale viaggio raccontato equamente dalla parola e dall'immagine. Troppo nota l'opera, ma vanno sottolineate due cose: la splendida carta su cui è stampata, foglio pesante e candido, d'altissima qualità, e la magnifica inchiostratura delle incisioni silografiche, di grandissima bellezza. Fra le più belle edizioni che il compilatore abbia potuto vedere, in magnifica conservazione, tagli dorati, riparazione ad una delle cerniere nagistralmente eseguita, qualche piccolissima menda. Notevole.

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        The Cruise of the 'Narcissus' with the Detached Squadron, from the 30th of September, 1874, to the 10th of May 1877

      Henry Lewis, Portsmouth 1877 - vii, [1], 114, [6]pp. Folding map. Pubisher's blue cloth, upper cover panelled in black and letter in gilt Scarce journal of the travels of the HMS Narcissus to South America, South Africa, India, Singapore and the China Sea. "The 'Cruise of the Narcissus' with the Detached Squandron has been written with the view to chronicle events in connection with the Squadron. It makes no pretensions to literary merit, but is simply a Journal of the proceedings of the longest and most varied Cruise ever taken on by the so called Flying Squadrons" (Preface). The ship departed from Plymouth at the end of September 1874, travelling to Monte Video and the Falklands, before proceeding back across the Atlantic, and cruising the west coast of Africa to Gibralter before returning south around the Cape of Good Hope to Bombay, Calcutta and Ceylon. Visits to Singapore, Hong Kong Woosung, Nagasaki, Chifu ensued before returning back via Mauritius, around the Cape of Good Hope, arriving back in Plymouth in May 1877. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Revue sommaire des Doctrines économiques [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-12 reliure demi-chagrin vert, dos à 4 nerfs, Librairie Hachette et Cie, Paris, 1877, IV-339 pp. Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale, provenant de la bibliothèque de l'économiste Albert Aupetit. Elève et disciple de l'économiste Léon Walras, Albert Aupetit (1876-1943) s'intéressa profondément à l'oeuvre économique d'Augustin Cournot, qui influença si profondément Léon Walras (Augustin Cournot était un ancien camarade de classe et ami du père de Léon, Auguste Walras). Au décès d'Albert Aupetit, sa veuve remit plusieurs ouvrages et papiers au professeur Georges-H. Bousquet, de la bibliothèque de laquelle provient le présent exemplaire. Etat satisfaisant (dos fort. frotté, mention "Don de Mme Aupetit" coupée en page de garde avec petit manque). Le professeur Georges-Henri Bousquet (1900-1978), juriste de formation initiale (docteur en droit en 1923 avec une thèse sur "L'évolution sociale en Hollande 1914-1922"), enseigna notamment professeur aux facultés d'Alger puis de Bordeaux. Il est également connu comme un économiste ami de Pareto et Schumpeter, ainsi que comme un islamisant de l'école de Goldziher et Snouck-Hugronje. On peut signaler que G.-H. Bousquet est l'un des rares économistes français contemporains dont le nom est cité plusieurs fois par Schumpeter dans son Histoire de l'Analyse Economique. Français

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        AUTOGRAPH. Anti-British Canadian Patriot GENERAL DONALD McLEOD'S signature on a card penned at the age of 99.

      West Cleveland, [Ohio], circa [1877]. [1877]. - West Cleveland, [Ohio], circa [1877]., [1877]. Very good. - General Donald McLeod's autograph on a 2-5/8 inch high by 4-1/2 inch wide buff white card. Signed "Genl. Donald McLeod, Age Ninety Nine, West Cleveland" in an understandably slightly shaky hand given his advanced age (McLeod was 101 years old when he passed away 2 years later). The edges of the card are slightly darkened with some minor soiling. Very good. Born in Scotland, Donald McLeod (1779-1879) joined the British navy in 1803 and subsequently switched to the infantry in 1808. McLeod came to be regarded as a British War Hero following his participation in several battles against Napoleon's forces, including Waterloo, and subsequent pivotal battles for Colonial Canada. Settling in Prescott, Ontario he became a major in the militia and a school teacher. McLeod published a newspaper which pushed for political reform in Canada. A Tory mob trashed his printing office in retaliation after Mackenzie's attack on Toronto and the Battle of Montgomery's Tavern. An angry McLeod fled to the U.S. to join up with Mackenzie. At 59, he came to the Patriot War with more war experience than any others and soon found himself a general leading over 500 men over 500 miles during the Winter. The U.S. neutrality law forbade attacks on Canada, and McLeod's weapons and supplies were confiscated by U.S. officers. Though it was illegal to attack Canada according to the neutrality law, it was not illegal to plan and prepare to attack the U.S.'s Northern neighbor. So, on February 24, 1838, General McLeod led his troops to Fighting Island in Upper Canada armed with but 6 muskets and a small field cannon. The British, alerted by U.S. General Hugh Brady, met McLeod's forces with 400 well-armed troops. Needless to say McLeod and his men were forced to retreat back over the U.S. border where General Brady waited to arrest them. Although he and most of his men managed to avoid immediate capture, McLeod was eventually arrested but he was soon acquitted by a sympathetic jury. He joined Dr. Charles Duncombe and others in Lockport, NY to form the Canadian Refugee Relief Association which sought to raise funds to conduct warfare against Britain's occupation of Canada. Attending the Hunters Lodge convention in Cleveland, Ohio, the group of Canadian rebels appointed McLeod their Secretary of War and launched two more unsuccessful attacks on Canada. U.S. authorities finally cracked down and, combined with impending reforms in Canada, subdued threats of war along their Northern border. In 1846, Britain pardoned the rebels and McLeod returned to take a Canadian government job. He later returned to Cleveland after his retirement where he lived out the rest of his 101 year life. Donald McLeod is the author of "A Brief Review of the Settlement of Upper Canada by U.E. Loyalists and Scotch Highlanders, in 1783; And of the grievances which Compelled the Canadas to Have Recourse of Arms in Defence of their Rights and Liberties, in the Years 1837 and 1838; Together with a Brief Sketch of the Campaigns of 1812, '13, '14: With an account of the Military Executions, Burnings, and Sackings of Towns and Villages, by the British, in the Upper and Lower Provinces, during the Commotionof 1837 and '38" [Cleveland 1841]. A scarce autograph. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Polychromatic Ornament. One Hundred Plates in Gold, Silver and Colours, Comprising Upwards of Two Thousand Specimens of the Various Styles of Ancient, Oriental and Medieval Art and Including the Renaissance and the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.

      London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1877. Approximately 10 3/4 x 15 1/2". 58 pp. plus 100 chromolithographic plates, interleaved with descriptive letter press, original rust cloth decorated in gilt and black, rebacked with original cloth laid down, slight rubbing on spine, library bookplate from City of Manchester N.H. City Library and a few other markings not on plates, otherwise in very good condition. A masterpiece of 19th-century chromolithography. The beautiful plates present more than 2,000 motifs and decorative patterns throughout the centuries. First published in 1873, this book has lengthy descriptive text for each section, along with a general introduction

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        A GROUP OF EARLY KANSAS TERRITORIAL AND STATE LAWS, 1856-1877

      [Lecompton, Lawrence, Topeka, Leavenworth, and the "bogus legislature" from Washington] 1877 - Fourteen separate volumes, comprising fifteen territorial and state legislative sessions, one volume of the laws of the "bogus legislature," and the first House Journal after Statehood. Paginated variously, some volumes with institutional rubberstamps and bookplates. Otherwise, texts are clean, with bindings in various conditions: some with loosened or detached sheep covers, others in intact sheep or 20th century cloth bindings. Overall Very Good. The Territorial years in Kansas were a prelude to Civil War; Free State and Slave State factions struggled violently for control of the territorial government. Special attention, for example, is paid to the crime of burning down houses in the nighttime, particularly with persons inside. The Legislature passed "An Act to Prevent and Punish Armed Invasions from or into this Territory," designed to deter the pro-slavery Missouri Border Ruffians from causing trouble. A Memorial to Congress sought help in defeating those "marauding parties, that robbed and plundered the settlers." Another Act "forever prohibited" slavery. Territorial Governor Medary vetoed it, but it became law when the Legislature, by a two-thirds majority, overrode him. We also offer the earliest laws of the State of Kansas which, after seven years of strife and turmoil, entered the Union as a Free State in late January 1861 under its 1859 Wyandott Constitution, which prohibited slavery. The power of the Slave States to block its admission had finally been broken by their secession from the Union. We offer the following: 1. Laws of the Territory of Kansas. Washington: 1856. Pages 49-822, evidently as issued. John T. Brady, Public Printer, certifies on page 822, "The pages in the first part of the volume, before page 49, are intended to be filled in the bound volume of laws with the Constitution of the United States, the organic act of the Territory, and the index to said laws." These are the laws of the so-called "bogus legislature" with a draconian pro-slavery code. 2. Laws of the Territory of Kansas, Passed at the Second Session of the General Legislative Assembly. Lecompton: 1857. [4], 378 pp. AII 117. 3. Laws of the Territory of Kansas, Passed at the Third and Fourth Sessions of the General Legislative Assembly. Lecompton: 1858. 469, [2] pp. AII 183. 4. Private Laws of the Territory of Kansas, Passed at the Fifth Session of the Legislative Assembly. Lawrence: 1859. 233pp. AII 223. 5. General Laws Passed by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Kansas, at the General and Special Sessions of the Year 1860. Lecompton: 1860. 264pp. AII 252. 6. General Laws of the State of Kansas, Passed at the First Session of the Legislature, Commenced at the Capital, March 26, 1861. Lawrence: 1861. 334pp. The first State laws. 7. House Journal of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Kansas, Begun and Held at Topeka, on Tuesday, March 26th, A.D., 1861. It Being the First Session of the Legislature of the State of Kansas. Lawrence: 1861. 614pp. 8. General Laws of the State of Kansas, Passed at the Third Session of the Legislature. Lawrence: 1863. 128pp. 9. The Laws of the State of Kansas, Passed at the Fourth Session of the Legislature. Lawrence: 1864. 255pp. 10. The Laws of the State of Kansas, Passed at the Fifth Session of the Legislature. Topeka: 1865. 194pp, large folding plate. 11. The Laws of the State of Kansas, Passed at the Sixth Session of the Legislature. Lawrence: 1866. 314pp. 12. The Laws of the State of Kansas, Passed at the Seventh Session of the Legislature. Leavenworth: 1867. xxv, 295 pp. 13. The Laws of the State of Kansas, Passed at the Eighth Session of the Legislature. Lawrence: 1868. 104pp. 14. The Laws of the State of Kansas, Passed at the Ninth and Tenth Sessions of the Legislature. Topeka: 1871. 283, 287 pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mr. Nightingales's Diary a Farce in one Act

      1877 - 8vo. Original terra-cotta cloth decorated in black. Boston, James R. Osgood and Co. This is a bright, near-fine copy, minor rubbing at the tips. Podeschi B215. In a folding case. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF A CRIME: The Testimony of an Eye-Witness

      Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington -8 1877 - First English edition. Four volumes. 8vo. Original black publisher's cloth titled in gilt, with blind rules and vignettes to the covers. Ownership signature of Margaret Sewell, niece of Anna Sewell to each volume except the second. A near fine set, lightly worn to the joints and spine ends, with a little looseness to the upper hinges of the first two volumes, the second wanting the front free endpaper. Written from exile in Brussels, begun following Hugo's arrival in Belgium in December 1851, it is his account of Napoleon III's takeover of France "written by a hand still hot from combat against the Coup d'Etat" (from Hugo's introductory note). The first published edition remained largely unchanged from Hugo's 1851 manuscript, and foreshadows the radical politics in his greatest work Les Misérables (1862), itself a retrospective history, though fictional, of an earlier political injustice. The work was not published until after the fall of the royalist movement following the Crise du seize Mai in 1877, and bears the bold, two-sentence preface "This work is more than opportune; it is imperative. I publish it. V. H." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NEW ZEALAND: GRAPHIC AND DESCRIPTIVE.

      London. Sampson Low Marston 1877 - Folio 21 1/2 x 16 inches, handsomely leather bound in half recent morocco with the original cloth lettering label on the front endpaper. Decorative colour printed title page with oval chromolithograph view, printed title, dedication, vi pp and list of subscribers. Illustrated with 24 FINE LARGE COLOURFUL CHROMOLITHOGRAPH VIEWS, and 19 plain lithographs on 6 sheets- all with accompanying text. Complete. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED with a fine large hand coloured wood engraving by Samuel Calvert - engraved by L. Buvelot and dated 1879- titled The Lyre Bird. A very decorative work on New Zealand. Charles Decimus Barraud 1822-1897 was a New Zealand pharmacist and artist. William Thomas Locke Travers 1819-1903, the editor, was a New Zealand worthy and was a founder and life governor of the New Zealand Institute. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antiquités du Nord Finno-Ougrien publiées à l?aide d?une subvention de l?Etat par J. R. Aspelin. Dessins de C. Nummelin d?après les originaux gravés par E. Jacobson [& Hjalmar Appelgren] d?après les originaux gravés par l?Atelier Xylographique d?Helsingfors. Traduction française par G. Biaudet. [Muinaisjäännöksiä suomen suvun .]. 1-5.

      - Helsingfors, G. W. Eklund/ St. Petersburg, Eggers et Cie/ Paris, C. Klincksieck, 1877-84. Folio. X,+ 94; 95-172; 173-242; 243-317; 319-399 pp. Titles printed in red and black. With 2187 illustrations in the text. Sewn as issued, uncut with original lithographic wrappers. Five leaflets, number four with worn spine. Vallinkoski-Schauman 667. Finnish-French paralelltext. Illustrations by Nummelin in part 1-4 and by Appelgren in part five. Part 1: Kiviaika ja pronssiaika/ Ages de la pierre et du bronze. Part 2: Rauta-aika. Permalaisia muinaiskaluja/ L?age du fer. Antiquités permiennes. Part 3: Rauta-aika. Mordvalaisia, merjalaisia ja vepsäläisia muinaiskaluja/ L?age du fer. Antiquités morduines, mériennes et tschoudes. Part 4: Rauta-aika. Suomenmaan muinaiskaluja/ L?age du fer. Antiquités de la Finlande. Part 5: Rauta-aika. Itämeren maakuntien muiaiskaluja/ L?age du fer. Antiquités des provinces baltiques. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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.

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        The Royal Path of Life: Or, Aims and Aids to Success and Happiness

      Chicago: Western Publishing House, 1877. Book. Very Good. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. The book has light wear to the edges and offsetting on the title page..

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        Oeuvres complètes

      - Houssiaux 1877, In-8 (14,5x23cm), 20 tomes en 20 volumes reliés. - Ristampa lavori in Houssiaux che hanno acquistato il fondo della biblioteca Furne, in cui le opere sono stati originariamente pubblicati, ha completato i tre nuovi volumi (teatro, racconti comici ...) che appaiono per la prima volta nei lavori nel 1855 e non nel 1853. L'edizione verrà ristampato nel 1855 e il 1870. Binding libretto eseguita su uncropped semi rigorosamente vintage dolore marrone, con le coperture conservati (che è la dimensione volumi un po 'più grandi). Zaini nervi decorati con fili sui nervi e cornice dorata per il numero del titolo e il volume. I titoli e numeri di volume dorati. un leggero attrito sul alcuni nervi e tappi. Alcune macchie e pozzi sparsi su una carta nuova complessiva. mascella superiore del volume XIV strettamente divisa lungo il primo alloggiamento. Pretty nice copia. Libro illustrato di 144 tavole inserto dai migliori artisti del tempo tra cui Bertall, Daumier, Gavarni, Johannot, Nanteuil e illustrazioni rare in-text. Come sempre con queste edizioni delle opere complete, il nostro ha, si è tentati di dire "naturalmente" alcune caratteristiche degne di nota. Volume I: 5 figure la cui Balzac ritratto. Volume II: 7 cifre Volume III: 5 cifre. Volume IV: 6 cifre. Volume V: 8 cifre Volume VI: 9 cifre Volume VII: 8 cifre Volume VIII: 8 cifre Volume IX: 7 cifre. Volume X: 8 cifre Volume XI: 7 cifre Volume XII: 9 cifre. Volume XIII: 7 cifre Volume XIV: 9 cifre Volume XV: 6 cifre Volume XVI: 5 cifre Volume XVII: 6 cifre. Anno XVIII: 15 figure. Tome XIX: 5 cifre. Volume XX: 4 cifre.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Réimpression des oeuvres chez Houssiaux qui avait racheté le fond de la librairie Furne, chez lequel les oeuvres étaient primitivement publiées, il les compléta par trois nouveaux volumes (Theâtre, Contes drolatiques...) qui paraissent pour la première fois dans les oeuvres en 1855 et non en 1853. L'édition sera réimprimée en 1855 et 1870. Reliure réalisée sur brochure non rognée en demi chagrin brun strictement d'époque, avec les couvertures conservées (ce qui explique la dimension un peu plus grande des volumes). Dos à nerfs orné de filets sur les nerfs et d'un encadrement doré pour le titre et la tomaison. Titres et tomaisons dorés. Légers frottements sur certains nerfs et coiffes. Quelques rousseurs et piqûres éparses sur un papier frais dans l'ensemble. Mors supérieur du tome XIV étroitement fendu le long du premier caisson.  Assez bel exemplaire. Ouvrage illustré de 144 planches hors-texte par les meilleurs artistes de l'époque dont Bertall, Daumier, Gavarni, Johannot, Nanteuil ainsi que de rares illustrations in-texte. Comme toujours avec ces éditions des oeuvres complètes, la nôtre présente, on serait tenté de dire "naturellement" quelques particularités notables. Tome I : 5 figures dont le portrait de Balzac. Tome II : 7 figures Tome III : 5 figures. Tome IV : 6 figures. Tome V : 8 figures Tome VI : 9 figures Tome VII : 8 figures Tome VIII : 8 figures Tome IX : 7 figures. Tome X : 8 figures Tome XI : 7 figures Tome XII : 9 figures.  Tome XIII : 7 figures Tome XIV : 9 figures Tome XV : 6 figures Tome XVI : 5 figures Tome XVII : 6 figures.  Tome XVIII : 15 figures.  Tome XIX : 5 figures.  Tome XX : 4 figures.   

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        LOS PROVERBIOS. [DISPARATES] THE FOUR EXTRA UNPUBLISHED ORIGINAL ENGRAVINGS. LOS QUATRO GRABADOS ORIGINALES SIN PUBLICAR EN VIDA DE GOYA.:

      - LLUVIA DE TOROS + QUE GUERRERO! + OTRAS LEYES POR EL PUEBLO + UNA REINA DEL CIRCO. [In] L&#146;ART: Revue Hebdomadaire Illustrée, Troisième Année. Tome II. Tome IX de la Collection [3º año, volume II] A. Ballue Éditeur, Paris. 1877. In fólio (de 42x30 cm) com 324 pags. Encadernação do éditor. Ilustrado no texto e com 24 gravuras originais em extratexto, entre as quais, as 4 gravuras inéditas de Francisco Goya. Trata-se do volume da Revista Art, de 1877, perfeitamente conservada, na qual foram publicada, pela primeira vez, as 4 gravuras adicionais dos Provérbios de Francisco Goya y Luciendes. Gravuras aguaforte, aguatinta e a buril e colocadas em extratexto, juntamente com uma gravura autoretrato de Francisco Goya colocada em anterrosto e aberta por Milius. Estas quatro gravuras deveriam ter sido publicadas com a obra: GOYA Y LUCIENDES. (Francisco) LOS PROVERBIOS. [DISPARATES] Coleccion de diez y ocho láminas inventadas e grabadas al agua fuerte POR DON FRANCISCO GOYA. Publícala la R! Academia de Nobles Artes de San Fernando. MADRID 1864. Lit. de J. Aragon, Urosas 10. In fólio oblongo de 31,5x42,5 cm. Com (i)-[frontispício litografado) + 18 gravuras. Palau 1990, III 388. Vindel, 34. Harris III, 248 - 265. Neste volume da revista L"Art encontra-se as quatro gravuras de Goya nas seguintes páginas: - Lluvia de Toros - pag. 6 - Otras Leyes por el Pueblo - pag. 40 - Que Guerrero! - pag. 56 - Una Reina del Circo - pag. 82 As outras gravuras presentes neste volume são na maioria obras de grandes mestres: Beaucourt, Henriette Browne, Antonio Gai, Theophile Chauvel, J. J. Henner, Gonzalez, Ulisse Butin, J. P. Laurens, Eugene Abot, Andrea di Sarto, Leonardo da Vinci (fotogravura), Alphonse Legros, Ad. Lalause, J. L. Charbonnel, e outros. «Los Provérbios» ou «Los Disparates», literally the Sayings or Nonsenses, is collection of 22 engravings (probability incomplete since ever) made in aquatint and etching. They are the last graphic work of Goya, and can be dated between 1815 and 1823 when the painter left Spain. Among all the prints made by Goya this series is the most difficult to interpret. In it there are the dream visions; the presence of violence and sex; the ridicule of the institutions related to the «Ancien Regime»; and a general criticism of the establishment. But beyond these connotations the prints offer an imaginative and rich world related to the night, to the Carnival and the grotesque, which they are a puzzle, so each print by itself, and as a whole, and as a graphic sequence. The series of Provérbios/Disparates remained unpublished until 1864, the year the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando published 18 prints, which in 1877 would increase to 22 after the appearance of 4 plates in the magazine L"Art, coming from the matrixes held by Eugenio Lucas. Palau 1990, III 388. Vindel, 34. Harris III, 248 - 265. Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) is the most important Spanish painter and engraver. Goya was born in Aragon, Spain in 1746 and as was customary at the time began to make copies of paintings from various masters. At the end of 1771 entered the Academy of Fine Arts of Parma, receiving an honorable mention and his first order. Thereafter followed by orders for the Sobradiel Palace and the Monastery Aula Dei. Between the years 1773 and 1774 executed, probably, the last paintings of this period when he was living in Zaragoza. Once established in Madrid began painting portraits. The earliest that we know is dated 1774, having painted 14 portraits in the year 1778. In the year 1780, entered the Academy of San Fernando and presented the work "La Crucified". In this painting Goya followed the academic rules, proving that he was a master in the conventional style. In 1785, after the death of King Carlos III and the coronation of King Charles IV, he was appointed "First Painter of the King"s Chamber", becoming the official painter of the monarch and the court. In 1790 he painted one of his self-portraits. The Napoleon [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Reprinting the works by Houssiaux who had bought the back of the Furne bookstore, in which the works were originally published, he completed them with three new volumes (Theâtre, Contes drolatiques ...) which appear for the first time in the works in 1855 and not in 1853. The edition will be reprinted in 1855 and 1870.Binding made on brochure untrimmed half brown shagreen strictly contemporary, with the wrappers preserved and bound in (which explains the size a little larger volumes). Back with nerves decorated with nets on the nerves and a golden frame for the title and the tomaison. Titres and golden tomatoes. Slight friction on some nerves and caps. Some foxing and bites scattered on a fresh paper overall. Upper joint of volume XIV closely split along the first caisson.Pretty good copy.Illustrated book of 144 plates inset by the best artists of the time including Bertall, Daumier, Gavarni, Johannot, Nanteuil as well as rare in-text illustrations.As always with these editions of the complete works, ours presents, one would be tempted to say "naturally" some notable peculiarities.Volume I: 5 figures including the portrait of Balzac.Volume II: 7 figuresVolume III: 5 figures.Volume IV: 6 figures.Volume V: 8 figuresVolume VI: 9 figuresVolume VII: 8 figuresVolume VIII: 8 figuresVolume IX: 7 figures.Volume X: 8 figuresVolume XI: 7 figuresVolume XII: 9 figures.Volume XIII: 7 figuresVolume XIV: 9 figuresVolume XV: 6 figuresVolume XVI: 5 figuresVolume XVII: 6 figures.Volume XVIII: 15 figures.Volume XIX: 5 figures.Volume XX: 4 figures. Houssiaux 1877 In-8 (14,5x23cm) 20 tomes en 20 volumes reliés

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        Through the Grand Canyon on a Raft--Weekly Arizona Miner Supplement April 20, 1877 and May 4, 1877

      Prescott, Arizona: Weekly Arizona Miner. 1877. Newspaper. 2 'Supplement' issues of the Weekly Arizona Miner, April 20 and May 4, 1877. Each issue measures 16 x 11 inches. Supplements would accompany certain issues of the Weekly Arizona Miner. Both issues were apparently extracted from bound issues as the left margin shows glue residue and the margins are rough but no loss of content, with one area of archival repair. The April 20, 1877 issue gives three columns to the story of Captain John Moss and his claim to be the first through the Colorado River on a raft, in the summer of 1861. Moss was a well-known prospector, adventurer and storyteller in and around the lower Colorado River Basin. Moss's story, as published, is a fantastical read worthy of any great novelist but adds to the lore of the Grand Canyon and its early exploration. The May 4th issue publishes an extensive rebuttal to Moss' story by a "Col. R______on. This mystery author recounts his explorations of the same region Moss explored and provides many discrepancies in Moss' account. Moss then replies saying, "Permit me to inform you that you are a pig. I have selected the spot on your hide where I intend my bullet shall enter....I am anxious to eradicate from your polluted carcass, that effervescing ulcer which has become so obnoxious to my olfactory nerves." Signed John Moss. Col. R______on choose Henry Rifles at fifty paces, but Moss fled the scene. Great reading of pure fiction. References are also made to John D. Lee and the Mountain Meadows Massacre. ; 4 pp .

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        Les Boulevards de Paris.

      Paris, Imprimerie de Baillet, 1877. - circa 44,4 x 33,5 (binding). 46 etchings (11,3 x 16,2 to 14,3 x 24,3 cm) mounted on large leaves of heavy paper Contemporary brown Morocco with richly gilt spine, covers and fore-edges, gilt arms on both covers (binding by Gelz-Niedrée) "Bénézit VIII, 446 (see A.M. Potement). Rare suite of etchings by Adolphe Théodore Jules Martial Potémont (1828-1883), who had studied with Léon Cogniet and Brissot de Warville. Originally only 20 views were published with texts by Saulnat and others. We can trace series of up to 45 etchings - here there are 46! Most have a description in pencil, the title is also signed and has the information "tiré à 5 (9?) exemplaires, no 2". This is obviously number 2 of a very small edition printed for a few collectors. The suptuous binding by Gelz-Niedrée (cf. Helwig II, 175) has been made for a British aristocrat (a standing lion to the left under three horseshoes with the motto "pro legibus et regibus" - possibly the Wilson family). Among the beautiful views are several bookshops, cafes, hotels, passages etc. Walter Benjamin writes about Martial in his "Stadt-Bild im Wandel". " "- Nice and clean, the magnificent binding with small scratches or a little rubbed, but very decorative. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Samfundets Støtter. Skuespil i fire Akter.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Gyldendalske Boghandel 1877. 212 s. Ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet med de orig. omslag og ryg i smukt privat halvlæder med guldtryk på ryggen. Bindet signeret Juul-Lassen. De orig. omslag en anelse falmede og det orig. foromslag smukt repareret i nederste ydre hjørne, ellers rent og meget velholdt eksemplar.

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        Les papillons. Organisation-M

      Rothschild, 1877. In 4° (mm 270x210); pagine VIII, 326 con 50 splendide tavole fuori testo a colori (49 in cromolitografia a colori ed una in antiporta in seppia) raffiguranti gruppi di farfalle e 260 vignette silografiche nel testo. Legatura editoriale rossa in mezza pelle con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso a quattro nervi, tagli dorati. Volume della serie "Musée entomologique illustré", di cui costituisce il volume II interamente dedicato alle farfalle. Bellissimo esemplare con insignificanti tracce d'uso alla decorativa legatura.

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        TURKISTAN. Notes of a Journey in Russian Turkistan Khokand, Bukhara and Kuldja.

      NY Scribner, Armstrong & Co. 1877. . 1st US Ed. 2 vols. xii + 411pp. + viii + [i] ++ 463pp. 20 plates, numerous ills., 3 folding maps. Browning, R.R.Y.M.C.A. lib. bookplates, original gilt lettered black embossed cloth with gilt devices to upper boards, spines chipped, corners very sl. frayed, t.e.g. First published in 1876 by Sampson Low. Among the most able and impartial works written on the Russian operations in Central Asia, written by one of the leading authorities. The author travelled extensively in the region and was secretary to the U.S. legation in St. Petersburg and Consul General at Constantinople. ‘Monumental, a classic on the subject' Lord Curzon. US$644

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        Zweiseitiger, handschriftlich verfasster Brief an den Astronomen Hugo Gylden. Signiert und datiert.

      St. Petersburg, 18 (6) August 1877. - 2 Seiten, Format ca. 18x13 cm. Arnold Moritz (1821-1902) studierte an der Universität Derpt, dann arbeitete er im Observatorium Pulkovo unter der unmittelbaren Leitung des Akademikers Struve. 1851 wurde Arnold Moritz, Berater des Kollegiums, im Alter von 30 Jahren zum Direktor des Tiflisser magnetisch- meteorologischen Observatoriums ernannt. (Online, Deutsche Wissenschaftler in Georgien). An den Astronomen und Direktor der schwedischen Sternwarte Johan August Hugo Gyldén (1841 - 1896 in Stockholm), mit der Bitte sich für eine Versammlung in Stockholm, an der Moritz teilnehmen wollte, um eine Wohnung für ihn zu kümmern.

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        AUTOGRAPH. Anti-British Canadian Patriot GENERAL DONALD McLEOD'S signature on a card penned at the age of 99.

      West Cleveland, [Ohio], circa [1877]., [1877].. Very good. - General Donald McLeod's autograph on a 2-5/8 inch high by 4-1/2 inch wide buff white card. Signed "Genl. Donald McLeod, Age Ninety Nine, West Cleveland" in an understandably slightly shaky hand given his advanced age (McLeod was 101 years old when he passed away 2 years later). The edges of the card are slightly darkened with some minor soiling. Very good. Born in Scotland, Donald McLeod (1779-1879) joined the British navy in 1803 and subsequently switched to the infantry in 1808. McLeod came to be regarded as a British War Hero following his participation in several battles against Napoleon's forces, including Waterloo, and subsequent pivotal battles for Colonial Canada. Settling in Prescott, Ontario he became a major in the militia and a school teacher. McLeod published a newspaper which pushed for political reform in Canada. A Tory mob trashed his printing office in retaliation after Mackenzie's attack on Toronto and the Battle of Montgomery's Tavern. An angry McLeod fled to the U.S. to join up with Mackenzie. At 59, he came to the Patriot War with more war experience than any others and soon found himself a general leading over 500 men over 500 miles during the Winter. The U.S. neutrality law forbade attacks on Canada, and McLeod's weapons and supplies were confiscated by U.S. officers. Though it was illegal to attack Canada according to the neutrality law, it was not illegal to plan and prepare to attack the U.S.'s Northern neighbor. So, on February 24, 1838, General McLeod led his troops to Fighting Island in Upper Canada armed with but 6 muskets and a small field cannon. The British, alerted by U.S. General Hugh Brady, met McLeod's forces with 400 well-armed troops. Needless to say McLeod and his men were forced to retreat back over the U.S. border where General Brady waited to arrest them. Although he and most of his men managed to avoid immediate capture, McLeod was eventually arrested but he was soon acquitted by a sympathetic jury. He joined Dr. Charles Duncombe and others in Lockport, NY to form the Canadian Refugee Relief Association which sought to raise funds to conduct warfare against Britain's occupation of Canada. Attending the Hunters Lodge convention in Cleveland, Ohio, the group of Canadian rebels appointed McLeod their Secretary of War and launched two more unsuccessful attacks on Canada. U.S. authorities finally cracked down and, combined with impending reforms in Canada, subdued threats of war along their Northern border. In 1846, Britain pardoned the rebels and McLeod returned to take a Canadian government job. He later returned to Cleveland after his retirement where he lived out the rest of his 101 year life. Donald McLeod is the author of "A Brief Review of the Settlement of Upper Canada by U.E. Loyalists and Scotch Highlanders, in 1783; And of the grievances which Compelled the Canadas to Have Recourse of Arms in Defence of their Rights and Liberties, in the Years 1837 and 1838; Together with a Brief Sketch of the Campaigns of 1812, '13, '14: With an account of the Military Executions, Burnings, and Sackings of Towns and Villages, by the British, in the Upper and Lower Provinces, during the Commotionof 1837 and '38" [Cleveland 1841].A scarce autograph.

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        The Genealogist

      - London - George Bell and Sons, 1877 Book. Good. Hardcover. A selection of this popular historical and genealogical periodical. Containing volume I of the original series of 1877 edited by George W Marshal and then a further twenty-four volumes of the 'New Series. 'The volumes present from the 'New Series' are from 1884-1921. Volumes present are:I (2 copies), II, IV-V, VII-XIII, XVI, XIX-XXV, XXXI, XXXV, XXXVI andXXXVII. Volume VIII is lacking title page and contents. Cancel pages are to the rear of volume VII intended to be a replacement for pages still bound in. Volume XXI still contains original title pages from the quarterly issues. Frontispiece, title page and contents to volume XXV are facsimile in order to complete the volume. The second volume I of the New Series has facsimile pages as well, in order to complete the work. Volume IX is lacking a plate atpage 197. Where volumes can be collated from the contents page theyhave, and all volumes except the aforementioned are complete. Two volumes could not be collated using the contents and these are volume I which has 3 plates and volume VIII which has four plates. Condition: In a selection of mixed bindings. Most bindings are either half or quarter calf with paper or cloth covered boards. Volumes XIX, XX and XXII have ben rebacked with original boards preserved. Volume I of the original series and volume Vi of the new serieshave been rebound with original backstrip and boards preserved. Externally, generally smart. Patches of rubbing to the spines, mostly at the head and tail. Further rubbing to the joints and to the extremities. Volume II is lacking most of both spine labels. Volumes XXIII, XXXIV, XXXI and XXXVarevery heavily rubbed, particularlyto thejoints and spines. Split to the rear joint of volume XVI to thehead. Library label to the tail of spine to volume XVI. Loss to thehead and tail of spine to volume XVI. Smallpen drawings from a prior owner to the foredges of volumex IX-XII, not affecting pages. Front hinge to volumes II, VII, XII, XXIII and XXXV are strained but firm. Front hinge to volume XVI is tender. Rear hinge to volumes VII, VIII, XII, XVI, XXIII and XXXV are strained but firm. Rear hinge to volume II and volume I of the old series are tender. Libraryplate to the front pastedown ofvolumes XIII, XIX, XX, XXII, XXIII, XXXIV, XXXI, XXXVI, XXXVII 'Constitutional Club Library'. Weston Super-Mare public library plate to the recto of front endpaper to volume XVI. To the front pastedown of volume XVI there is a personal bookplate belonging to F R Wood of Chew Magna Somerset. Volume I of the original series has several plates to the front pastedown. Library date stamp to the verso of front endpaper to volumes IX, X and XI. Library blind stamp to title page of volume I of original series 'Pebwerth Vicarage' in addition to a prior owner's inscription. Volume VIII is lacking the title page and contents. Frontispiece to volumes IV and VIII are detached but present. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound. Binding to volume VII is strained in places. Pages 191-195 of volume X are detached but present. A few small holes topages 123-128 of volume IV resulting in the loss ofjust a few words. Tape repairs to volume X at several pages to thegutter. Note pages bound in to the centre of volume XXV with the notes of a previousowner. Pages are age toned to edges. Occasional light spots found throughout. Prior owners' annotations throughout most volumes to the margins and text, not affecting readability. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray. In 12 volumes

      London: Smith, Elder, & Co. 1877 / 1878. 8vo. In twelve volumes complete. Uniformly bound in light brown half morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels and maroon & black leather title labels. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Minor rubbing to a few volumes. Bookplate to each volume. Early ink notations on blank leaf to one volume only. Frontis portrait to volume one. Frontis and illustrations to some volumes. All internally clean. All bindings firm. . Very Good. Half Morocco. 1877.

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        GLI ANNALI DELLA CITTA' DI MESSINA. Nuova edizione con correzioni, note ed appendici del Sac. Andrea Vayola. 1877-1893.

      Tip. Filomena. Sei volumi. Presentazione di Girolamo Minasi. Cm.30,7x20,8. Gli "Annali" del Gallo occupano i primi quattro volumi: pg.294, 208; 634; 524; 464. La "Continuazione dell'Oliva i rimanenti due: pg.344; 390. Legature in mz.tela con piatti originali applicati alle coperte. Esemplari rifilati. I piatti anteriori dei volumi II (del Gallo e dell'Oliva) sono invertiti. Tre tavole fuori testo, ai primi due volumi. L'Opera del Gallo viene pubblicata tra il 1877 e il 1882, la Continuazione dell'Oliva tra il 1892 e il 1893. Monumentale pubblicazione, in eccellenti condizioni di conservazione. Sontuosa ristampa, con ricco apparato critico, di una celebre Opera pubblicata in tre volume dal Regio Impressore Francesco Gaipa. Un settimo ed un ottavo volume furono poi dati alle stampe molti anni dopo, rispettivamente nel 1939 e nel 1954, per le cure della R.Accademia Peloritana e della Società Messinese di Storia Patria. Caio Domenico Gallo (Messina, 1697-1780) fu uno stimato storico e letterato del tempo. "Legatissimo alla sua città natale, [Gallo] si impose il difficile compito di scrivere la storia di Messina fin dalla sua fondazione. Fu questa la sua opera principale. "Gli Annali della città di Messina capitale del Regno di Sicilia dal giorno di sua fondazione fino a tempi presenti" è il titolo dell'opera che venne realizzata attingendo al materiale archivistico custodito presso congregazioni e monasteri o altre istituzioni locali. L'opera del Gallo si propose l'ambizione di ricostruire le vicende cittadine lungo un amplissimo arco di tempo, che parte dalle origini più antiche per giungere agli eventi contemporanei. Tale opera venne divisa in quattro tomi, i primi due vennero pubblicati verso il 1756-58 a cura del Senato Messinese e di Flavia Eustochio De Giovanni, duchessa di Saponara, protettrice del Gallo; mentre il terzo ed il quarto tomo vennero pubblicati postumi nel 1804..... Nel 1804, gli Accademici Peloritani, editori del IV tomo, così definirono la monumentale opera di C.D.Gallo: "Gli Annali sono sicuramente uno strumento essenziale di conoscenza della storia di Messina, una di quelle opere di indiscussa utilità, che, nonostante i pregiudizi, gli errori, l'ignoranza e le passioni dei tempi, fornisce gli elementi più certi per la formazione di una vera storia" (da Wikipedia). Domenico Oliva (1843-1938) continuò il lavoro del Gallo fino al 1861. Codice libreria 135251.

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        Across Africa.

      London, Daldy, Isbister & Co., 1877. Two volumes, 8vo. Original blue cloth gilt, map of Africa in gilt to upper covers; pp. xvi, 389, [4, advertisements]; xii, 366, 8 [advertisements]; numerous wood-engravings. including 29 full-page, 4 tinted facsimile letters including 3 folding, 1 large folding map in rear pocket to volume one; very light rubbing to binding; a beautiful set; contemporary ownership inscriptions to titles. First edition. A superb account of Cameron's journey from the east to the west coast of Africa, relating details of the customs and manners of the indigenous people encountered along the way. Cameron's route across Africa, from the mainland opposite Zanzibar to Benguela in Angola, is clearly illustrated on the large and detailed folding map. Cameron had begun his career in the Navy and served in the Red Sea in the 1860s in order to suppress the slave trade, where he learned Swahili and some Arabic. In about 1870 'Cameron was appointed to the steam reserve at Sheerness, from where he began an active campaign to convince the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) to send him as part of a search expedition to find David Livingstone in central Africa. He was not chosen to participate on the expedition under L. S. Dawson that the RGS eventually sent, but the news that Henry Morton Stanley had found Livingstone caused that expedition to be abandoned even before it left Bagamoyo, on the east African coast. This proved a boon to Cameron, who, after continuing to offer his services to the RGS, was finally selected to lead a further expedition to find Livingstone - then thought to be somewhere south of Lake Bangweolo - and thereafter to give the explorer any relief required and to assist him in completing his discoveries ... The expedition left Zanzibar on 2 February 1873, but it did not leave Kikoga, a village only 15 miles from Bagamoyo - the town that was the traditional starting point for Arab trading and slaving caravans - until almost two months later. Despite various set-backs, such as Moffatt's death in May, the party made progress in fits and starts, and reached the settlement of Kwiharah in Unyanyembe country - having traversed approximately 550 miles - in early August. There, however, all three of the Europeans went down with severe fever; as well as suffering from malaria, Cameron was stricken blind for six weeks. In late October 1873, still in Kwiharah, Cameron and his party were joined by the small retinue of Livingstone's followers bearing the explorer's body back to the coast. Dillon and Murphy decided to return to Bagamoyo with Livingstone's body, while Cameron, despite continuing poor health, proceeded to Ujiji to find Livingstone's journals. He was again delayed shortly after his departure when he received the unexpected news that Dillon, while delirious, had grabbed a gun and killed himself. It took Cameron almost three more months finally to reach Ujiji and Lake Tanganyika, which he first saw on 18 February 1874. Once there, he spent almost two months carefully exploring the previously uninvestigated southern extremity of the lake. His investigations convinced him that Lake Tanganyika could have nothing to do with the source of the Nile, because, of the ninety-seven rivers that he found, all but one, the Lukuga, flowed into the lake rather than out of it; the Lukuga flowed directly west towards the Lualaba. After his return to Ujiji in May 1874, Cameron sent Livingstone's papers and his own journals back to the east coast, and proceeded westwards. He reached the Lualaba and the settlement at Nyangwe in early August, and attempted unsuccessfully to purchase canoes to follow the Lualaba north in order to confirm his belief that it became part of the Congo (as was later proven by Stanley). Several weeks after Cameron arrived in Nyangwe, the famous Arab trader Hamed ibn Hamed, known in the west as Tippu Tib, also arrived there. Tippu Tib convinced Cameron that the northern route he desired to follow would be impassable, and suggested he turn south and find a passage through Portuguese territory. His advice appears to have been more of an attempt to divert Cameron from Arab territory than to help him. Nevertheless, Cameron travelled south in the company of Tippu Tib, and soon reached the Arab base camp near the Lomami River. He had hoped to cross the Lomami and to reach the mysterious Lake Sankorra, but he found the route closed due to tribal wars, so he slowly continued south, and eventually met up with the slaver José António Alvez near Kilembe, the chief settlement of Urua. Cameron accepted Alvez's offer of help in getting to Bihé, a settlement some 240 miles from the coast, but this turned into a painfully slow business, punctuated with long stops enforced by local rulers, such as Kasongo of Urua. Cameron spent much of this time plotting elevations and recording the flow of rivers. However, he did once show imperial aspirations, when, on 28 December 1874, he declared a British protectorate over the Congo basin, a declaration which the Foreign Office later declined to approve. Cameron and Alvez ultimately travelled along the watershed between the Congo and the Zambezi, and reached Bihé in early October 1875. Cameron then pushed on at full speed towards the Atlantic Ocean, but the weather and the cumulative effects of disease and weariness proved too much for his men. When still 126 miles from the coast, Cameron decided that he had to make a forced march to the coast with just a few comrades to fetch help for his party. This was successfully completed on 7 November 1875, when he reached Katombora. The night of his arrival, however, blood began to flow from his mouth, he became unable to swallow, and clots in his throat began to choke him. He was hurried to nearby Benguela for treatment by the resident medical officer, who recognized extreme symptoms of scurvy and nursed him back to health. Cameron's journey made him the first European to cross Africa from east to west. It also showed him to be a humanitarian traveller in a time when other explorers, such as Stanley, frequently used firepower to obtain their objectives. Indeed, Cameron, unlike most of his contemporaries, had no taste even for big-game hunting, except to feed his men. He also proved an enlightened and detailed observer, and although he was not in the rank of Burton as observer or writer, he showed a good ear for language and solid ethnographic abilities. After recovering his health, Cameron returned to England to a hero's welcome. His humble, self-effacing manner immediately endeared him to the British public. He was created a companion of the Bath, was specially promoted to the rank of commander in the Royal Navy, was given an honorary DCL by Oxford University, and was awarded a gold medal by the RGS. In 1876 he attended, at the invitation of Leopold II, the Brussels Conference on Africa. Across Africa (1877), his tale of his African adventures, became a popular and acclaimed work.

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