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        Histoire véridique de la conquête de la Nouvelle-Espagne, écrite par le Capitaine Bernal Diaz del Castillo. L’un des conquistadores. Traduction par D . Jourdanet. Deuxième édition corrigée, précédée d’une préface nouvelle, accompagnée de notes et suivie d’une étude sur les sacrifices humains et l’anthropophagie chez les Aztèques.

      Paris, G. Masson, Éditeur, 1877 - gd et fort in-8° ; (2)-XXXII-952 pp.-2 cartes doubles coul. h.-t.-1 planche double coul. h.-t. [Cordillière des deux Amériques]-1 carte coul. h.-t., demi-toile rouge à coins, couvertures grises imp. noires éditeur cons., rel. post., bon exemplaire. « Excellente traduction d’une des plus curieuses chroniques pour l’histoire de la conquête du Mexique. » (Chadenat, 3727). Leclerc, 2528. Édition rare et de référence pour les additions qu’elle renferme.Very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hombres y Mujeres Célebres De Todos Los Tiempos y De Todos Los Paises. Biografías De Personajes Ilustres, Artistas, Poetas, Guerreros, Criminales, Aventureros.

      Seix Barral, Barcelona 1877 - 633 y 752 págs. Más 41 láminas litografiadas en color, montadas en cartulina. Bella obra encuadernada de época a media piel y tela. Size: 3 Vols. a Gran Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Across Africa

      London: Daldy, Isbister & Co.,, 1877. 2 volumes, octavo (219 x 136 mm). Original dark blue pebble-grained cloth, titles to spines and front boards gilt, single frame, crown, and outline of the African continent gilt-stamped to front boards, single frame to rear boards in blind, brown endpapers. Frontispiece to each, 31 plates and 123 woodcuts in all, one engraved folding map coloured in outline in end-pocket of Volume I. Bookplate to front pastedowns, binder's ticket of Burn & Co. to rear pastedown of Volume I. Spine ends and corners slightly bumped. Volume I: prelims lightly foxed, text block gently cracked between frontispiece and titles page, mild tanning to a few sections of the folding map. Volume II: a couple of small light stains to rear board. Otherwise an excellent set. First editions. Cameron (1844-94), a naval officer and traveler, volunteered to lead the Royal Geographic Society expedition to find and assist David Livingstone in the African interior. The expedition suffered from the usual difficulties, including desertion, illness, and conflict with local chiefs, before it arrived in Unyanyembe in August 1873. Here, word reached Cameron of Livingstone's death; the missionary's body was brought in some time later. "This left Cameron in a quandary. His instructions from the Royal Geographical Society made it clear that he should go no further than find Livingstone and put himself at his disposal. Moreover, he had been warned that money was short" (Ewans, European Atrocity, African Catastrophe, p.34). Under the pretext of collecting some of Livingstone's belongings, Cameron set out for Ujiji and Lake Tanganyika, where he decided to continue Livingstone's exploration of the southern part of the lake. This decision lead to Cameron following the Lukuga River onwards east to the Lualaba and from thence onwards. In November 1875, after more than two years' travel in Central Africa, Cameron arrived in Benguela, thus becoming the first European to transverse the African continent from east to west. Published two years later, Across Africa, the account of his travels, "contained valuable suggestions for the opening up of the continent, including the utilization of the great lakes as a Cape-to-Cairo connection" (Howgego).

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        A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1877. Leather Bound. Good/No Jacket. Two volumes. viii, 445, viii, 504 p. 29 cm. 361 b&w plates. Fold-out plate #322 stained. Full leather with wear to edges. Marbled end papers, spotting to fore-edge and first few pages of volume one. Some spotting here and there to edge of pages. Kay devoted his spare time to art; and, without any instruction in drawing, he produced many portrait sketches marked by a certain quaint originality, and possessing considerable fidelity as likenesses. His pursuits attracted the attention of the better class of his customers, and he found a warm patron in William Nisbet of Dirleton, who encouraged him in his art, invited him to his country-house, and indeed "grew so fond of him that he had him almost constantly with him by night and day." Nisbet died in 1784, and his heir made good an annuity of 20 pounds which he had intended to settle upon Kay. In 1785 Kay finally relinquished his trade for art. He drew and etched many portraits, more or less caricatured. The earliest of his dated etchings is the portrait of himself, inscribed 1786. He sold his etchings in his little shop in the Parliament Close, Edinburgh, and these singly issued impressions show his prints at their best; but he was never an accomplished draughtsman or a master of the technicalities of etching. His work, which is solely of antiquarian value, affords a quaint picture of Edinburgh society in his time. In 1837-8 a quarto edition of his plates, under the title of A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay, miniature painter, Edinburgh, was published in monthly numbers by Hugh Paton, Edinburgh, edited by James Maidment, accompanied with curious biographical matter, chiefly compiled by James Paterson, author of øThe History of the County of Ayr,ø &c., aided by David Laing, Alexander Smellie, and other antiquaries. A second edition, in four volumes, 8vo, was issued in 1842 by the same publishers. The plates then passed into the hands of A. and C. Black, Edinburgh, who had them retouched, and in 1877 published a third edition in two volumes, 4to, after which the coppers were destroyed.

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        Historia general de España desde los tiempos primitivos hasta la muerte de Fernando VII por . continuada desde dicha época hasta nuestros días por Juan Valera

      Montaner y Simón, Barcelona 1877 - Gran folio, 6 vols. (Vol. 1: 1 retrato, XLVI p., 547 p. ilustr., 33 láms. muchas color; vol. 2: 661 p. ilustr., 41 láms., algunas col.; vol. 3: 593 p.ilustr., 18 láms., muchas col.; vol. 4: 458 p. ilustr., 9 láms. muchas col.; vol. 5: 621 p. ilustr., 5 láms. muchas col.; vol. 6: 871 p. ilustr., 13 láms. muchas col.). Punto de óxido en alguna página. Lomo piel época, nervios, gofrados. Espectacular publicación, ilustrada con dibujos en el texto, y 55 soberbias láminas en oro y color, reproduciendo objetos de arte, retablos, escenas bélicas, banderas, facsímiles, códices o manuscritos, etc., y acompañada así mismo de láminas en blanco y negro con retratos, monedas, imágenes de monumentos, etc. Buen ejemplar. Historia de España. History of Spain.

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        Historia General de España, desde los tiempos primitivos hasta la muerte de Fernando VII. Continuada desde dicha época por don Juan Valera

      Montaner y Simón, Barcelona 1877 - 33 cm. 6 volúmenes. Holandesa piel época (enucadernación de A. Menard). Nervios. Hierros dorados lomo. Con todas sus láminas según pauta, perfectamente conservadas.Excelente estado (salvo una pequeña falta en una esquina del tomo IV) I: 548 pp. II: 664 pp. III: 596 pp. IV: 460 pp.V 624 pp.VI: 872 pp. Esqueleto hco. y cuadro sinóptico de Hª de España En español. Book in spanish. El pago contrarrembolso lleva un recargo de 2 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Barcelona, 1877-1882. Montaner y Simon, Editores. 6 Tomos. Pergamino a la romana editorial, decorado con dorados. Doble tejuelo en lomera algo rozada y con desperfectos. 3.721 pp. Total. 34,7 x 25,5 cm. Texto a dos columnas. Ilustrado con dibujos y figuras intercaladas en el texto b/n y cronolitografias a color. Obra importante en Numismática. HISTORIA DE ESPAÑA

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      Levison & Blythe, 1877., 1877. 13" x 25" sheet opens to a full color, bird's eye view of St. Louis showing the new line of the St. Louis, Kansas City & Northern Railway, established April 1, 1877, showing rail lines,river traffic, lots of smoke stacks, etc., with inset views of the Eads Bridge from East St. Louis and entrance to the tunnel from Union Depot. Folded and backed with a six panel color map of the region from St. Louis westward to San Francisco with all the stops along the way, plus many time tables, information on Kansas, etc. Split to one fold and lightly rubbed at a few folds, else a very good, attractive booklet.

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        Our Centennial Memoir. Founding of the Missions. San Francisco de Assis in Its Hundreth Year. The Celebration of Its Foundation. Historical Reminiscences of the Missions of California.

      P. J. Thomas 505 Clay Street., San Francisco - 1877, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) Very good. 192pp. Octavo, bound in half leather and cloth, with gilt spine titles, and gilt rules, raised bands and decorations. Brown endpapers, with Armorial bookplate of Dan B. Minor. Bound in original paper wrappers, frontis., large folding map of San Francisco, illus., ports. Minor toning and soiling to original paper wraps; text block is clean and solid. An elegant copy of an account of the Catholic Church Missions in California. From the private library of Dan B. Miner, founder and owner of the Dan B. Miner Advertsing Agency of Los Angeles, Ca. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed, regarding photographing children

      Oxford, Christ Church, 21 Feb, 1877. 2 pages, small octavo (155 × 102 mm), written in purple ink. Name of recipient blocked out, short split at foot of fold, creased where folded twice for posting, excellent condition. An extraordinary letter, in Dodgson's most elusive ironic mood, which provides a number of teasing hints for those seeking to understand the nature of his relationships with the children he photographed. The surname of the recipient has been obliterated with blank ink swirls over Dodgson's characteristic purple ink, but could possibly be Sewell. The letter reads in full: "Ch. Ch. Feb 21/77. Dear Miss [erased], Thank you for a sight of the pretty photographs: but don't keep the child in for me. I am fearfully busy. And what could Miss Lloyd have been thinking to say such things of me! She must have taken some remark of mine about liking children, & have said to herself 'For "some" read "all": for "girls" read "boys": and for "ten" read "two".' Such a method of exegesis is wholly unsound; & yet she professes to be an admirer of Dr. Liddon! Believe me, yours very truly, C. L. Dodgson" Miss Lloyd was Catherine E. Lloyd, eight years his senior and the sister of a college friend. He remained friends with her until the end of his life, and they were still holidaying together at Eastbourne when they were both in their sixties. She was guardian or chaperone of Isabel Seymour, another child-friend of Dodgson. Dr Henry Parry Liddon (1829-1890), the Anglo-Catholic clergyman and biblical scholar, was also a long-term friend of Dodgson's.

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      Chapman and Hall, London 1877 - Handsome Trollope Three-Decker, HighlightingCulturally, Intellectually Superior American. 184 x 127 mm (7 1/4 x 5"). With the half titles. Three volumes. FIRST EDITION in book form. FINE CONTEMPORARY DARK OLIVE MOROCCO bound for the Earl of Carysfort (with his arms in gilt on center of front covers and with his monogram at foot of spines), backstrips titled in gilt, raised bands flanked by multiple gilt rules, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Front pastedowns with shelf label and engraved Carysfort bookplate showing Elton Hall. Irwin, p. 11; Sadleir 46; Tinker 2234. Front joint of two volumes with a hint of wear, one leaf with two tiny tears at the top, but A FINE, ATTRACTIVE SET, the text immaculate, and in a lustrous, elegant binding. This is a three-decker (originally published in installments in the "Temple Bar" magazine between May of 1876 and July of 1877) in which the title character emerges as culturally and intellectually superior to the English. As Irwin says in the preface to her bibliography, Trollope generally treats American characters with considerable affection, and never more so than in the present work. "Here the chief character is an American of high political position, and of great intelligence, who is in England with the avowed purpose of studying her institutions. He never hesitates to say what he thinks, generally to the utter routing of his English companions. Trollope invariably depicts the Senator as the easy victor in these discussions, his listeners sitting speechless and glaring at his audacity, while he is opening his mind on the subject of some of their most cherished traditions.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The American Senator

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1877 - First edition. 3 vols., 8vo. . Original orange cloth, stamped in black, stained & slightly shaken, else VG. W.H. Smith lending library label on front pastedowns, Vol. I missing flyleaf. Sadleir 4; Wolff 6763a [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1877 - The Courier of the Czar. Translated by W. H. G. Kingston. With Numerous Illustrations. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1877. 24 pp ads dated Oct 1876. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled, all edges gilt. First British Edition of this historical tale of adventure taking place during a Siberian revolt. The first publication in English, in October 1876, was in a wrappered American edition by Frank Leslie; this U. K. edition, profusely illustrated and in a handsome pictorial binding, came out two months later (in December 1876, despite the 1877 date on the title page). It is noteworthy that MICHAEL STROGOFF is listed in this October ad catalogue -- though that does not mean that the book had necessarily been published by then.~The binding of this copy is one of two variants (priority unknown): both have the same front cover and spine pictorial panels, but the front cover of this copy includes "Jules Verne" but not "The Courier of the Czar" (while some copies show the opposite), and the spine has a variant gilt panel behind the title. The publisher's monogram blindstamp on the rear cover is also in a different style than on some copies.~This is a near-fine copy, with minor rubbing at the extremities but overall with very little wear or soil; atypically for this hefty volume, the delicate original pale yellow endpapers are not cracked. This first British edition is quite uncommon, and does not seem to turn up in any better condition. Taves & Michaluk V015; Edwards 15. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Michel STROGOFF. De Moscou à Irkoutsk.

      Hetzel 1877 - Grand in-8 ( 280 X 185 mm ) de 370 pages, pleine percaline violette richement ornée d'un grand décor doré de l'éditeur, tranches dorées. Cartonnage de type "aux deux éléphants", second plat de type "f", dos de type "D". Dessins de J. FERAT, gravés par Ch. BARBANT. Catalogue Hetzel de 1 page pour l'année 1878 in-fine. Dos passé de couleur, petite fente de 2 cm à un mors, quelques rousseurs, bon exemplaire aux tranches dorées à effet "lingot", peu courant dans cette teinte de cartonnage. Enfantina cartonnage litterature hetzel [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Child of The Cavern. Or Strange Doings Underground

      London, Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington. 1877, 1877. First UK Edition. (Also published as 'The Black Indies' and 'The City Underground'). 8vo. Publisher's green cloth titled and decorated in black and gilt to spine and front board. Publisher's device to rear board. Minor edgewear and bumping, bright, tight and very clean. A splendid copy. Plain cream endpapers, skillful cosmetic repair to front inner hinge. Engraved frontis. Internally clean and fresh, illustrated throughout in typical Verneian style (ie: if it has too few engravings to wallpaper an average sized room with then it isn't really illustrated). Another rip-roaring Verne extravaganza set in a Scottish mine where, naturally all is not as it seems, for a start is has people living in it (in a cottage, which seems overdoing it somewhat) and a series of strange events occur, many of which seem to involve a giant, psychotic owl. And pirates...alright it doesn't have pirates, but it does have a giant owl, and strange doings.

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        The Different Forms of Flowers. On Plants of the Same Species.

      1st. Ed. Pub. John Murray, London. 1877 - pp.viii, 352, plus catalogue. Some foxing to ends and text-block fore-edge o/w. contents beautifully clean. Original binding in vg. to fine condition. With bookplate of Marshall Laird. A lovely copy of this scarce 1st Ed. Freeman No. 1277. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Illustrations to the Epitome of the Ancient History of Japan, Including Illustrations to the Guide Book, Collected and Arranged by N. McLeod

      Kioto (Kiyoto) 1877 - Published in 1877. An illustrated supplement to the 1875 book by the same author. Composed of 51 leaves containing 77 pages with copper engraved illustrations showing 160+ images, cloth boards, cord tied, spine uncovered, large oblong 8vo (6 3/4 x 11 in). The book is composed of 51 leaves (title page plus preface plus 49 leaves with illustrations). Most illustrated leaves are printed front and back. Aside from the preface and the captions to the illustrations, there is no text. ~ Condition. The covers are in Poor condition. The front cover is detached. Both covers have the cloth missing in spots and raveling along the edge. The decoration on the covers is only visible when viewed at an angle and then is only faint. Internally the book is in Good condition. There is waterstaining which is confined primarily to the front and back and the area off the plates in the area of the spine. The plates are basically clean. Because the pages were not separated/protected by tissue guards, image foxing on adjacent pages is prevalent. A few pages have tears but none extend into the image area. There is no listing of illustrations so it is not possible for me to confirm all pages are present. However, I see no evidence that pages have been removed. ~~ More information, to include digital pictures, available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fall of Somerset

      London - Tinsley Brothers 1877 - The scarce first edition of this historical novel by William Harrison Ainsworth. Not seen at auction since 1982William Harrison Ainsworth (4 February 1805 3 January 1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of 39 novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In brown cloth bindings. Externally sound, thiough with some dampstaining to the boards and wear to the spines. Corners bumped. One joint starting. Hinges tender, with two held by cords only. Internally, bindings strained. Pages have some handling marks and patches of foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cady's Store at Gardner Center, Massachusetts

      n.p., n.d. - Walter Harrison Cady was born in Gardner, Massachusetts in 1877. His father, a town selectman and proprietor of the general store, was fascinated with a variety of subjects, including the classics of literature, as well as the study of nature. During the course of long walks with his young son, Edwin Cady passed on his love of the local flora and fauna, which was later reflected in the son's art. Tragically, Edwin Cady's business in Gardner failed, and while attempting to earn a living in Boston, he was killed. Walter Harrison was eighteen Even at this early age, Cady had experienced some success by having his illustrations published. In 1894 Walter H. Cady (as he then signed his work) published an illustration in a supplement to Harper's Young People After his father's death he went to New York to find work as a free lance artist, and within a year had obtained a steady job on the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper as an illustrator for $10 a week, which allowed him to support his mother, in a cold water flat in Greenwich Village. For the next four years he worked full time at the Brooklyn Eagle and did creative work on his own, until he attracted the attention of John Ames Mitchell, editor of Life, who offered Cady a job as staff artist and cartoonist, at an excellent salary He also illustrated a variety of articles and provided cover pages for a many popular magazines, including Boy's Life, Saturday Evening Post, Country Gentleman, and Ladies' Home Journal. And, with his hard earned success, he began to sign his work Harrison Cady, leaving behind his first name W. HARRISON CADY (1877-1970), was "a man who saw things that were not there" said editor and owner of the old Life Magazine, John Ames, about this successful illustrator who depicted nature with great fidelity and imagination. Fantasy and friendly animals living in ethereal magical worlds became Cady's trademark and thus prompted his work on hundreds of book and newspaper pages, Old Mother West Wind and Peter Rabbit by Thornton W. Burgess in particular Incredibly detailed crosshatching and shading technique mold realism in Cady's fantastic world. Having received no formal art training, Walter Harrison Cady was introduced to art through an informal apprenticeship with a local painter, Parker Perkins, in his hometown of Gardner Massachusetts. On long hiking trips Cady learned to observe nature and depicted his subjects with that educated eye. Cady's practical art education came as a newspaper artist with the intense on the spot deadline training required by the trade at the turn of the century Cady was very prolific, illustrating for over 70 years for publications such as St. Nicholas, Saturday Evening Post, Ladie's Home Journal, Good Housekeeping and the Herald Tribune Syndicate. From personal and unfettered editorial commentary to depictions of fantasy forest worlds, Harrison Cady's work naturally typifies a distinctly American sensibility. -A.S.M 15.25 x 52 inches (39.3 x 132.1 cm). Inscribed and dated "Cady's store at Gardner Center, Mass./Anno Domini. 1885 (lower Left). Some damage lower margins. Framed and glazed [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Benjamin Harrison Signed Photograph Chronicling the End of the Last Great British-American Dispute

      - Benjamin Harrison Signed Photograph Chronicling the End of the Last Great British-American Dispute.Signed by President Benjamin Harrison, Chief Justice Melville Fuller, Justice David Brewer, judges, counsel and diplomats for both sidesIn the late 19th century, Venezuela's claim to the Essequibo region of British Guiana was very much in dispute. Historical and cultural dissimilarities between Venezuela and the latter nation explained this to some extent, as British Guiana represented for Venezuela the unfair intrusion of a colonial power into the Caribbean region. In 1877, the Venezuelans unsuccessfully proposed to the British that both countries should take the existing border dispute to arbitration for a final settlement. During the same time, the Venezuelans also began to woo the support of the United States, which initially refused to become involved. In 1895, however, the Cleveland administration determined to goad Great Britain into accepting arbitration to settle the disputed boundary. In July, the U.S. Secretary of State, Richard Olney, presented to the British government a statement protesting against the enlargement of British Guiana at the expense of Venezuela, and suggesting that the British had violated the Monroe Doctrine. On December 7, Prime Minister Lord Salisbury replied, countering Olney's contentions and denying that the Monroe Doctrine was applicable to the border dispute. Cleveland was defiant and asked Congress to establish a commission to investigate the question. This amounted to an intention to make a decision without British participation and resulted in talk of war on both sides of the Atlantic. In January 1896, the U.S./Venezuelan Boundary Commission was established, headed by David J. Brewer, a Justice of the Supreme Court. Then fate stepped in to end this confrontation, the last major one between the future allies. The British were having serious problems in South Africa, problems that would soon lead to the Boer War. Just after the U.S. set up the Boundary Commission, the German Kaiser issued a strong statement supporting the Boers, and many saw this as a threat of war by Germany on Great Britain. Venezuela quickly became a sideshow as the British concluded it was much more important to win the support of the U.S. in case a European conflict should break out. It agreed to arbitrate the Venezuela matter.Discussions were opened between Great Britain and Venezuela, with the encouragement of the United States, and they finally reached an agreement. By the Treaty of Washington signed on February 2, 1897, both parties concluded that the decision of an arbitration tribunal would be a "full, perfect, and final settlement" of the border dispute. The arbitration panel consisted of five members - two chosen by Venezuela (U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Melville Fuller and Associate Justice David Brewer), two by Britain (Lord Justice and Privy Councilor Richard Henn Collins and Chief Justice, Lord Charles Russell), and a Russian, Frederic de Martens, selected jointly by the other four members. Britain was represented by a four-man counsel team: Attorney-General Sir Richard E. Webster, former Attorney-General Sir Robert T. Reid, G. R. Askwith and Sir S.A.T. Rowlatt. Venezuela was also represented by four counsel: former President Benjamin Harrison, former Secretary of the U.S./Venezuelan Boundary Commission Severo Mallet-Prevost, former U.S. Secretary of War Benjamin T. Tracy, and James Russel Soley. Meeting in Paris from June to September 1899, the tribunal arrived at a decision and the matter was settled. The result was a compromise settlement that was perhaps more generous to Britain than expected.A large 10 by 14 inch black and white photograph by portrait photographer and pioneer filmmaker Eugene Pirou of Paris, put to a 15 by 18 inch mat, showing 28 of the notables gathered for the Arbitration Tribunal, and signed by all. Included are each of the eight counsel that argued the case (Harrison, Mallet-Pre [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      Harper & Brothers, New York, NY 1877 - Handsome hardbound book in very good to near fine condition. Covers in rich green cloth with bright gilt and black filled highly ornate blindstamped design on front cover and spine. Beveled edges. Coated end papers. All edges are bright gilt. The contents are clean and in good condition except for foxing on title page, frontispiece and tissue guard and wherever there are tissue guards. A slight hint of corner wear. Former owner name on title page in old ink. Book is solidly bound, however the rear end paper has split. . Profusely illustrated, most in-text. 237 pages, 2 pages of advertising. Any faults diminished in comparison to the beauty of the book cover and the quality condition of the paper. Protected in see-through, removable acetate jacket. The book has been well cared for. The only faults are a result of the foxing to the end papers with offsetting. This book has very bright gilt The fomer owner name is Scott Henry Perky. There is a Perky by that name who was the only surviving son of Henry Perky, inventor, lawyer, Nebraska Congressman, businessperson and who invented shredded wheat. ; 8vo; 237 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      BERNHARD TAUCHNITZ, LEIPZIG 1877 - Gilt lettered red leather applied to vellum spine with exterior marbled paper over boards. Previous owner name is written on the book. spine is discolored but its still good. Page 1-16 is extended but its still tight on the binding. General wear aand rubbed cover. DATE PUBLISHED: 1877 EDITION: 324 GOOD (Collection of British Authors Tauchnitz edition Volume 1645) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      J. Sabin & Sons, NY 1877 - First edition. 15" high x 12" wide. 24 plates illustrating designs by stained glass craftsmen, illustrators and architects, including Charles Booth. Three-post cloth binding (not original) has been re-covered. The plates are on tabs for the binding holes. VG+, Plates are clean; there are some stray pencil marks & smudges in the margins of some plates, not affecting the images. Originally issued in six parts, this book features 24 Anglo-Japanesque designs by Booth (Plate 1) and several other ornamentalists, including W.H. Wood, Arthur Halliday, Charles R. Lamb, O.S. Teale, H.E. Ficken, Charles M. Jenckes, Milton See, Otto Heinigle, George E. Harney, Louis D. Berg, and publisher J. O'Kane. "This work contains a great variety of detail ornament, such as panel and corner filling, borders, centers, diapers, etc., all of original design by artists of undoubted standing, and mostly prepared specially for this work." [Building Age. Vol. 5, No. 2, Feb. 1883] Charles Booth (1844-1893), a stained-glass artist from Liverpool, came to work in the United States by 1875, bringing with him the English aesthetic design principles espoused by Christopher Dresser and thereby adding a certain abstraction, a totally different dimension, to the window form. Booth adhered remarkably closely to Dresser's advice, his work dominated by Dresser's principles governing two-dimensionality of design and simplification of ornamental forms. Scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      George Routledge & Sons, London - "EMMA:/A NOVEL./BY JANE AUSTEN,/AUTHOR OF/"SENSE AND SENSIBILITY,"MANSFIELD PARK,"/ETC.ETC./LONDON:/GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS,/THE BROADWAY, LUDGATE./NEW YORK: 416, BROOME STREET." Small 8vo, pages 320; half title; wood engraved frontispiece. Original fine sand grain green cloth boards, decorated in black, red and gilt. Pale yellow end-papers. Would appear to be Gilson E47, I assume his pagination of "+2" relates to the frontispiece, which is not part of the main pagination. One of the few early non-Bentley printings of Jane Austen, Gilson states this is part of the "Ruby" Series, although there is no evidence of this internally. He also attributes a date of 1877 (from Keynes 130.) Copies of this series in original cloth are rare, the "Pride and Prejudice" example at Jane Austen's house being the only copy Gilson was able to trace. Scans can be sent on request. Please note we only ship by airmail for orders out of UK. Offered by Winchester Antiquarian Books: selling books from a real bookshop since 1990; Our reputation is your guarantee! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les chateaux de mon enfance (Auvergne et Bourbonnais)

      P., Aux Bureaux de Paris-Gravé (Imprimerie Jouaust), 1877.. 1877. Faux-titre, titre (imprimé en rouge & noir), frontispice en eau-forte, 278 pp., 10 eaux-fortes h.- t. de MARTIAL. Demi-veau de l' époque, dos à 5 nerfs dorés, tête dorée. Plats & ff. de garde marbrées. Reliure par HOTAT fils, avec son cachet v° f. de garde. Numéro 173 de 200 exemplaires sur Hollande avec un envoi de l'auteur avec son signature au docteur Monseigneur SCHAEPMAN, le fameux émancipateur des catholiques en Hollande v° demi-titre. Reliure très peu frottée; dos un peu décolorié; qq. peu rousseurs presque pas touchants aux eau-fortes. Avec frontispice ce sont 11 eaux-fortes (et pas 10 comme marquées sur le titre). * VICAIRE IV, 479. ¶ Plus d' information ou des images additionelles sur demande. ¶ A scarce book with a remarkable provenance, signed by the author in an attractive binding.

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        L'Inde des rajahs (Voyage dans l'Inde centrale et dans les présidences de Bombay et du Bengale)

      Librairie Hachette et Cie., Paris 1877 - 807 pp., Fort in-folio (28 x 34 cm), demi chagrin rouge de l'éditeur, superbe plaque de Souze en noir, rouge et or sur chacun des plats, dos très orné, toutes tranches dorées. 317 gravures sur bois dessinées par nos plus célèbres artistes et 6 cartes. Quelques frottements aux mors, coins légèrement émoussés, des rousseurs généralement marginales et assez pâles, tranches parfaites. Bon exemplaire. Petit in-folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Edinburgh: Thomas C. Jack 1877. - 31 by 24 cms. xiv+824 pp. with numerous coloured illustrations, maps and other engravings. 26 full page tissue guarded plates. a.e.g. Heavy black bevelled boards, with blind stamped and gilt decoration, with a little minor damage, repaired, and faded gilt. The spine has been professionally replaced in black cloth with gilt title. Internally very tight, bright and clean. A very heavy item, extra postage will be required. In 15 parts. Part 5 covers Parry and Franklin 1821-27, Part 6, Parry and Ross 1827-33, Part 7, Franklin's last and fatal Expedition, Dr. John Rae's first expedition. Part 8, The Franklin Search, Part 9, On Franklin's Track, Part 10, Discovery of a North West Passage, Part 11, Expedition under Sir Edward Belcher, Part 12, The Fate of Franklin, Part 13, Arctic Expeditions from Foreign Shores, Part 14, Recent European Expeditions, Part 15, The Great English Expedition of 1875-76. Earlier parts cover most earlier explorations. Very comprehensive with good plates.

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      Hachette & Cie,, Paris, 1877 - Francois-Pierre-Guillaume Guizot fut un homme politique & un historien francais de la premiere moitie du XIXe siecle. Il se fit remarquer par Chateaubriand en 1805 & fut nomme ministre de l Interieur en 1830; en 1832 ministre de l Instruction publique, mais il s opposa a Thiers. Partisan du suffrage censitaire, Guizot fut neanmoins l inventeur de la lutte des classes. Il termina sa vie, exile en Angleterre, a rediger ses livres d histoire. 2 vol., II pp. + 641 pp. + 785 pp. in-4, Reliure d editeur, demi-chagrin rouge, dos orne a nerfs de roses, de lions, 1er plat imprime (Honni soit qui mal y pense; toutes tranches dorees.

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        Former Grant cabinet member (& wife) accept President and Mrs. Grant's invitation to dine with them on the Grants' last evening in the White House and, unbeknownst at the time, to witness a Presidential inauguration!

      Third Person Autograph letter signed, one page, 5" x 5.75", [Washington, D.C.], February 27, 1877. In full: "Mr. and Mrs. Boutwell have the honor to accept the invitation of The President and Mrs. Grant to dinner Saturday evening next at seven o'clock." Soiling and partial separation at mid-horizontal fold, else fine.February 27, 1877, was a Tuesday; the next Saturday was March 3rd. George S. Boutwell served as President Ulysses S. Grant's Secretary of the Treasury from 1869 until 1873 when he resigned, having been elected U.S. Senator from Massachusetts to succeed Henry Wilson who had been elected Grant's Vice President. Boutwell's Senate term ended on March 3, 1877, as did Grant's eight years as President. The election of 1876 was decided by an Electoral Commission on February 27, 1877, the day Boutwell wrote this letter. After the November 7, 1876, election results were tabulated, twenty electoral votes from Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Oregon were disputed. After a m

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        Record of the Proceedings of the Halifax Fisheries Commission.

      [London. Printed for use of the Foreign Office. Confidential.]. 1877. - folio. 31.5cm, 440p., with 2 colour folding maps, in presentation or official binding; on blue grey tinted paper, in full crimson morocco, gilt decorated raised bands, elaborate full gilt decorations in the panels, gilt titles, wide gilt rolled borders and border decorations on the boards, inner gilt dentelles on four edges, inner linen hinges, stain endpapers., a.e.g., an attractive fine binding, with the British Coat of Arms gilt stamped on the upper cover and armorial bookplate, the Governor General, as the Queen's representative in Canada would have been allowed to use the official seal, a great rare item (cgc) Published without imprint, probably printed for the use of commissioners only. The rights of American fishermen in Canadian waters in the Maritimes was a sensitive issue until the Reciprocity Treaty in the mid-eighteen hundreds. When this treaty ended, along with the imposition of licences, the conflict restarted. The present commission was struck to hear the fishermen's complaints and to determine their fishing rights under the Treaty of Washington. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DNEVNIK PISATELYA ZA 1877. (An author‚s diary for 1877)

      St. Petersburg, 1877. - First edition. 326 pp. All issues for 1877 bound in one volume. Contemporary stiff paper binding. Slightly water stained.KILGOUR 285. ( Russian ) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Researches in Telephony

      Press of John Wilson and son, Boston 1877 - From: Proceedings of the American Academy of arts and science. New Series vol. IV, whole series vol. XII, from May 1876 to May 1877. 8vo. iv, (1)-10 pp. General journal title and content list bound in as issued. Later (20th century) black paper binding with grey cloth spine, paper label with title on cover, protective paper wrapper. Faint damp staining and soiling, minor paper repairs to gutter and margins of general title, few minor tears to margins. A very fine, unstamped copy. ---- Dibner 69; PMM 365; Origins of Cyberspace 116; From Gutenberg to the Internet 5.3; Norman 164. - THE VERY RARE FIRST EDITION. Philip Reis had produced the first telephone in 1861, but it was not capable of transmitting intelligible speech. In March 1876 Bell spoke the first words to be heard and understood over the telephone, patented his invention the same month, and on 10 May this paper was read to the American Academy The following year the first public telephone service was installed between Boston and New York. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Library of M. Eleanor Fitzgerald

      A collection of 30 books from the personal library of Mary Eleanor Fitzgerald (1877-1955), executive director and business manager of the Provincetown Players, and former lover of anarchist Alexander Berkman. Among the books are seven books bearing Berkman's ink owner stamp with the San Francisco address the couple shared while publishing the radical labor journal, The Blast. Overall the books are in about very good condition, lacking their dustwrappers and with rubbing, sunning and scattered foxing at, along with a few cracked hinges, a detached wrapper, and one with its spine lacking. A compelling library owned by a progressive woman directly involvement in both the radical labor movement and experimental theater of the early 20th Century. Further details available upon request. .

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        History of St. Joseph County, Michigan, with illustrations descriptive of its scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important Manufactories, WITH Framed map of Centerville in original Arts and Crafts style wood frame

      L. H. Everts and Co., Philadelphia 1877 - This lot includes the 1877 atlas of St. Joseph's County, Michigan, as well as a framed map of the county seat, Centerville. The book: 1877, First Edition. 232 pp. Hardcover, 1/4 leather with brown boards, gilt title, aeg, original marbled endpapers. Folio (12 x 14 inches). Light scratching to covers and cloth worn at corners and along the edges; the spine leather is lightly scuffed, with mild wear to the ends. Sound binding. Clean and unmarked contents. Illustrated throughout with lithos of the famous residents, homesteads and buildings of the county. --- The map: measures 30 x 24.5 inches, framed in a wooden Arts and Crafts style frame, hanging wire. The map is backed, and has some small holes and areas of light wear; there is a faint, even browning to the whole map. The map shows the lots in the two main areas of town, Michigan Square and Public Square, as well as the Prairie River and its dam. The wooden frame is in excellent condition. Due to the size and fragility of the map, these items will require extra postage. Please inquire first if you have any questions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Paris: Bibliotheque d'Education et de Recreation / J. Hetzel et Cie, n.d.. [1877]. Large octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-395 [396: blank], 8-page catalogue listing publications for 1877-1878 inserted at rear, 99 illustrations by Paul Philippoteaux,. early pebbled red cloth with red leather spine panel, front and rear panels stamped blind, spine panel lettered and richly tooled in gold, white silk-like endpapers, a.e.g. (binding signed by Engel of Paris at tail of spine panel).. Binding extremities just a bit rubbed, largely at three corner tips,. tail of spine panel and several small areas along outer joints, the. usual scattered foxing throughout, fairly heavy to flyleaves and half. title, and title leaves. Still a nice copy of an attractive book. The. first printing of this book is quite uncommon. (#90019). First edition, first printing. One of Hetzel's double volumes, first published in 1877. The first printing with errors on page [1] of the advertisements as noted by Bottin. Earth collides with a comet and inhabitants of the earth's surface from Gibraltar to Malta are carried into space on a fragment. This interplanetary novel is perhaps indebted to Edward Everett Hale's "The Brick Moon." Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1181. Bottin, pp. 242-45. Gallagher, Mistichelli and Van Eerde A42. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2235. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 8. Locke, Voyages in Space 202. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 20. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 199.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Dr. GNachtigal").

      Berlin, 17. Januar 1877. - ¾ S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "In Erwiderung Ihres geehrten Schreibens [.] bemerke ich Ihnen ergebenst, daß ich unmittelbar nach Erhalt desselben Erkundigungen eingezogen habe und daß ich über den Verbleib der im Jahre 1874 eingeschickten Farbenskizzen keine Auskunft zu geben vermag, wenn nicht Herr Dr. Güßfeldt [d. i. Paul Güßfeldt, 1840-1920], von dem ich noch keine Antwort darüber habe, etwa eine Erklärung abzugeben imstande ist. Doch liegen im Bureau der Afrikanischen Gesellschaft noch 5 Skizzen, welche bei Gelegenheit der Delegirten-Versammlung zur Benutzung für das Correspondenzblatt separat gelegt wurden. Sollten Sie dieselben jetzt ebenfalls wünschen, so werde ich mich mit Herrn Generalarzt Dr. Roth darüber ins Einvernehmen setzen [.]". - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und mit einigen kleineren Läsuren, insgesamt jedoch in gutem Zustand; die Verso-Seite von Bl. 2 mit kleinen Montagespuren.

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        The Florist and Pomologist. A Pictorial Monthly Magazine of Flowers, Fruits and General Horticulture, 1876 and 1877. Bound in one volume

      The Journal of Horticulture, London 1877 - 292pp, 286pp. Beautifully illustrated with 47 chromolithographic plates of fruit and flowers, some double page. Additional b/w illustrations, some full page. Beautifully illustrated. Two volumes bound as one. 1876 edition with 24 plates; 1877 edition with 23 coloured plates. VG: in Very good condition. Boards lightly rubbed with minor wear to leather. Very slight offsetting to title page and occasional pages within. Plates clean and bright. Marbled edges Half-leather cover on green cloth boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Vol. I y II: "Libro de la Montería del Rey D. Alfonso XI". Con un discurso y notas del Excmo. Señor D. Madrid, Imprenta de Tello, 1877. CCXIX [XX] p. (Discurso) 2 h., 288 p. / LXXII p. 413 p., 1 h. Contiene una detallada relación bibliográfica de caza. [Castellano 1024-A]. / Vol. III: López de Ayala, Pedro. "Libros de cetrería del Príncipe y el Canciller". Madrid, Imprenta Tello, 1879. CI p., 2 h., 359 p. [Castellano 1039]. / Vol. IV: "Discurso sobre la Montería" por Argote de Molina, Gonzalo. 1882. XVI p., 112 p., 1 h. blanca. [Castellano 1024-B]. / Vol. V: "Cartilla venatoria para la enseñanza del perro de muestra". Madrid, Suc. de Rivadeneyra, 1899. 63 p. [Castellano 884]. / Madrid, 8º M. Encuadernación en holandesa puntas piel, nervios. Estuche cinco senos, bocas en piel. Papel de hilo. Esta obra tuvo desigual tirada siendo raros los volúmenes IV y sobre todo el V. Hoy es raro en comercio. [Palau 111702]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Biblioteca Venatoria .Obras Venatorias de José Gutiéttez de la Vega.- Madrid, Imprenta de Tello y Sucesores de Rivadeneyra, 1877 - 1899; 5 tomos en 8º mayor rústica original. Tomos I y II. Libro de la monteria del Rey D. Alfonso XI. Con un discurso y notas del Excmo. Sr. . , CCXIX pp. - 2 h. - 288 pp y LXXII-413 pp. Tomo III. Libros de Cetrería de Príncipe y el Canciller. Con un discurso y notas del Ezcmo. Sr. . , CI pp. - 1 h. - 359 pp. Tomo IV. Discurso sobre la montería por Gonzalo Argote de Molina. Con otro discurso y notas del Excmo. Sr. . , XVI-112 pp. Tomo V. Cartilla venatoria para la enseñanza del perro de muestra, 63 pp.

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        Cours d'Histoire Annamite à l'usage des Ecoles de la Basse-Cochinchine

      Saïgon, Imprimerie du Gouvernement, 1875 et 1877. - 1 volume in-8, 184-278 pp., demi-reliure basane, plats cartonnés, dos à nerfs, coins émoussés, bon exemplaire comprenant les 2 volumes de ce cours d'Histoire Annamite. Léger accroc d'1 à 2 mm sur la partie supérieure des 100 premiers feuillets. Rare ouvrage du début de la colonisation en Cochinchine. Le premier volume comprend les première, deuxième et troisième époques historiques, jusqu'à la seconde Dunastie de Lê, de 2874 avant J.C. jusqu'en 1428 de l'Ere Chrétienne. Le 2e volume comprend l'Histoire des Dynasties de Lê et de Nguyen (cinquième et sixième Dynasties de la 3è époque historique) 1428-1875. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      HALLS CORNERS NEW YORK NY 1877 - On offer is a super look at the life and times of a teenage boy in 1877 Ontario County New York. This 6" x 3" diary for the year 1877 is written by Frank Beard Jr. of Halls Corners, Ontario County, New York. Frank turns 15 during the writing of the diary, and lives with his mother, father and younger brother Charlie on a farm. Uniquely for a boy Frank is a tireless, erudite and somewhat romantic diarist and he faithfully has an entry for every day from Jan 1st, when he bids "good bye to the Centennial Year, until June 17th. Many of the remaining pages are filled with figures for purchases and work performed, and lists of the names of "witnesses". Frank wrote of his daily activities, work on the farm, his school, trips to the surrounding towns - Geneva, Penn Yan, Canandaigua - where he and his parents sell produce, etc. He makes meticulous notes on what was paid for the produce, and what he spent on clothing, food etc on these trips. Both he and his brother perform chores 7 days a week, as well as plowing, seeding, milking, tapping trees and making syrup etc. He travels to Halls Corners to the Post Office for his copy of "The Youth's Companion" which he reads diligently. He also writes, and very sadly sometimes, of his neighbors and of the horrible toll of small pox taking their lives, as well as of his own vaccination. He notes one family losing 6 members to smallpox. He mentions Hayes becoming President. Although his grammar is not the best, he appears to have been an intelligent and hard-working young man. A few of his entries: Jan 1- "Good bye to the Centennial Year. The new year has come. The centennial year has gone and the new century begins. I feel a little better today. There has been 6 died with the small pox. Jan 3 - "I have had a very sore arm from vaccinating. It is getting better now. Staid home all day. I done the chores this morning. Pa and I drawed the buggy in the barn. There is another one of the B.girls died of the small pox. There is 5 in that family died". Mar 4 - " I staid at home most all day. We done the chores this morning. It froze up today. It is quite cold. This is the 4 of March, the day they inaugurated the President - Grant is no longer President. George Rolf is very sick. Several names of neighbors and relatives are mentioned throughout. The leather cover of the diary is damaged but the inside pages are in good condition. It takes some getting used to Frank's poor hyphenating and some misspelled words, but his writing is legible. This is a very interesting look at rural life in the 1800's. Overall Good+. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall

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        Beobachtungen über Gestaltung und feineren Bau der als Hoden beschiebenen Lappenorganen des Aals.

      [no publisher], Wien 1877 - (Arbeiten aus dem zoologisch-vergleichend-anatomischen Institute der Universität Wien. [Separatabdruk] aus dem LXXV. Bande der Sitzb. der k. Akad. der Wissensch. I. Abth. März-Heft. Jahrg. 1877), [ 1-13 + 1 blank leaf, Octavo. First Edition, Journal Issue. Freud's second published paper, written at the age of twenty-one under the guidance of Carl Claus, head of the Institute of Comparative Anatomy in Vienna and founder of the Zoological Experimental Station at Trieste. Freud obtained a grant to travel to Trieste to work on the problem of the location and description of the eel testes. Dissecting 400 eels, Freud tentatively confirmed Syrski's 1874 observations. Claus read his paper to the Academy of Sciences on March 15, 1877, and it appeared in the April issue of its Bulletin. This is actually the first scientific paper that Freud wrote for publication, although it appeared in print three months after a paper that he wrote for Brücke. Original publisher's printed green wraps. The front cover is detached and has loose 1" triangular piece. Otherwise, this is a fine, uncut copy of this rare piece. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Alt orientalische Teppichmuster: nach Bildern und Originalen des XV-XVI Jahrhunderts gezeichnet von Julius Lessing

      Ernst Wasmuth 1877 (1923), Berlin - 14.5 x 21.5 quarter-cloth Portfolio in Good condition. Missing leaf; Illustrated by 30 chromolithographs; GWO 732. Second German language edition of Lessing's landmark classic. [CSROT 2709].; 20; 24 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1877 - The Courier of the Czar. Translated by W. H. G. Kingston. Revised by Julius Chambers. With Ninety Full-Page Illustrations. New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1877. 6 pp undated ads. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First Illustrated (and first hard-bound) American Edition of this historical tale of adventure taking place during a Siberian revolt by the Tartars. The czar must get a message to his brother the arch-duke, in Irkutsk, for which he chooses his best courier, Michael Strogoff.~The first publication in English, in October 1876, was in a wrappered American edition by Frank Leslie; Sampson Low's U. K. edition came out two months later (in December 1876, despite the 1877 date on the title page). This Scribner Armstrong edition came out a few weeks later, in January 1877; it sold so well that by February a third edition was being advertised.~This copy is in green cloth, one of several colors used without priority (we have also had terra-cotta and red). It is in fine condition, with scarcely any wear or soil. We have never seen a copy in better condition. Taves & Michaluk V015; Edwards 15. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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