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        Atlas of Philadelphia and Its Environs

      Philadelphia: G.M. Hopkins / F. Bourquin Steam Lithographic Press. 1877. First. Folio. Quarter leather and brown figured cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Leather rubbed but sound, cloth eroded at the edges, a very good copy, internally fine. Lovely color-printed maps of Philadelphia and its suburbs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Approximately 82 pages of maps, some double paged. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Géographie de la soie. Étude géographique et statistique sur la production et le commerce de la soie en cocon. Mémoire couronné par la Société de Géographie de Lyon.

      Lyon, Secrétariat de la Société de Géographie 1877 - Crown quarto. Pp. x, 201. Bound in the original printed wrappers, slightly soiled, vague dampmark at blank bottom of first few leaves. In fine condition. Excellent copy, practically unused, still entirely unopened. ~ First edition. Mémoire couronné par la Société de Géographie de Lyon. Rare. KVK locates only 3 copies in all European institutional libraries i.e. Union Catalog Northern Germany, National Library of France, and National Library of Spain. Another copy is located in Union Catalog of Canada.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Coleoptera Sanctae-Helenae.

      . London, John van Voorst, 1877. 8vo. xxv, 256 pp., one engraved plate. Publisher's blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on the spine.* The first monograph on the beetles of Saint Helena in the subtropical South Atlantic. As could be expected from a very isolated island-fauna most species described in this work are endemic and new, and several were new until Thomas Vernon Wollaston, FLS (1822-1878) himself described them in previous, much smaller papers. Nine species are figured. This work is one of a series of eight island faunal studies, the others being on the insects of Madeira (published in 1854), Madeira, Salvages, and Canaries (1865), Cape-Verde Archipelago (1867), the Coleoptera of Madeira in the British Museum (1857), as well as those of the Canaries (1864), on the landshells of the Atlantic islands (1878), and on the variation of species, with especial reference to the insecta (1858). The latter paper in particular is an important contribution to evolution. However, Wollaston, concluded from his researches that species were created under a divine plan to best suit local circumstances. Published in the year previous to Darwin's "On the origin of species", it was kindly received by Darwin. In turn, Wollaston, who could not shed his religious beliefs, published quite a negative review of Darwin's work. Thereafter sympathy between both men although they were working on much the same subject deteriorated slowly but steadily. The present work is certainly one of Wollaston's rarest, market-wise. Uncommon in zoological libraries (with about 25 copies in the World Cat listing), hardly a single copy has been for sale during the last 30 years, and auction records are wanting. Tiny cut in front board edge, the plate a bit foxed, curiously mostly on the figures, otherwise an excellent clean copy. Very rare. Although illustrated not in Nissen ZBI. Hagen II, p. 294-295; Horn-Schenkling II(4)p. 454..

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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        A History of Fishes of the British Isles. 4 volume set

      London George Bell & Sons 1877. G+: in Good condition plus without dust jacket. Small chip to spine head of volume IV. Occasional light foxing and a few pencil annotations Reprint Original blue cloth gilt 260mm x 180mm (10" x 7"). 245pp; 265pp; 208pp; 437pp, + ads. 252 colour plates. B. Fawcett, Engraver and Printer, Driffield. Adverts dated 1883.

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        Pio IX e il suo tempo. Opera storica

      Ti. della SS. Concezione,, Firenze, 1877 - Tre volumi di cm. 31, pp. 1.500 ca. complessive. Tutte le pagine del testo elegantemente inquadrate da cornice tipografica; 32 tavole fuori testo incise in rame salvo l'antiporta con il ritratto (in litografia) del Pontefice. Splendida legatura coeva in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli e decorazioni a secco ed in oro. Sguardie e tagli marmorizzati e segnalini in seta. Esemplare freschissimo ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        "First Nations Elder" Female

      Winnipeg: Hall & Lowe, Photographers, Winnipeg [no date]. (Photograph) Very good. Original 19th Century on studio card. Card: 6 1 / 2 " X 4 1 / 4" Image: 5 7 / 16 " X 3 15 / 16". Unidentified First nations female [handwritten note on reverse: Old Squaw 105 years] Wearing a crucifix on an elaborate chain. Photographer: Hall & Lowe. 461 Main Street Winnipeg and Government Street Victoria, B.C. Circa 1877-1886..

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        A Woman-Hater.

      London: William Blackwood: First edition 1877 - 3 volumes, 8vo., ([iv], 280pp.) + ([iv], 285pp.) + ([iv], 282pp.), half-titles to each volume, marbled endpapers and fore-edges, bound in contemporary good quality half calf over marbled boards (by Stevens & Haynes, Temple Bar, London), gilt decorated spines in compartments with floral rolls and thistles, light occasional wear to some extremities. A generally VG+ clean set in a handsome binding. Not recorded in Sadleir or Wolff. Ex Libris Benjamin Bickley Rogers, the renowned English classical scholar, with his finely engraved bookplate to upper pastedown. Charles Reade 1814-1884), was an English novelist and dramatist. Reade began his literary career as a dramatist, and he chose to have "dramatist" stand first in the list of his occupations on his tombstone. In 1861 Reade published what would become his most famous novel, The Cloister and the Hearth. In this work Reade continued his commentary on trade unions while also tackling the topic of women doctors and the insanitary conditions of village life. Few writers of the nineteenth century could contend on the score of wide and eager interest in life with Charles Reade, whose physical and mental vigour animate his pages, sometimes to the point of violence. Reade's novels were popular, and he was among England's highest-paid novelists; however, many libraries refused to carry his works on the grounds that they were indecent. The author George Orwell summed up Reade's attraction as "the same charm as one finds in R. Austin Freeman's detective stories or Lieutenant-Commander Gould's collections of curiosities—the charm of useless knowledge," going on to say that "Reade was a man of what one might call penny-encyclopaedic learning. He possessed vast stocks of disconnected information which a lively narrative gift allowed him to cram into books which would at any rate pass as novels. If you have the sort of mind that takes a pleasure in dates, lists, catalogues, concrete details, descriptions of processes, junk-shop windows and back numbers of the Exchange and Mart, the sort of mind that likes knowing exactly how a medieval catapult worked or just what objects a prison cell of the eighteen-forties contained, then you can hardly help enjoying Reade." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Geoffrey Jackson (Bookseller)]
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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Henry W. Longfellow"), containing a stanza from his "Haunted Houses"

      Cambridge, august 10, 1877 - "Dear Sir, The lines you quote in German are from a poem entitled 'Haunted Houses.' In the original they are as follows: Our little lives are held in equipoise By opposite attractions and desires; The struggle of the instinct that enjoys, And the more noble instinct that aspires" 8vo. 1 p. pen and ink on paper. Lightly creased, faint soiling. Very good in custom brown morocco-backed folding box

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Obras Poéticas. Primera Edición Completa.

      Colección De Libros Españoles Raros o Curiosos., Madrid 1877 - XXXI - 520pp. en muy buen papel de hilo. Perfecto ejemplar que conserva las cubiertas originales. Elegante encuadernación de Brugalla en piel jaspeada, fileteada al oro.Lomera con nervios y florones. Corte superior dorado. = Importante primera edición completa de las poesías del diplomático de Carlos V y Felipe II, dirigida por William I. Knapp, de quien se incluye un documentado estudio preliminar. Contiene 170 títulos, casi el doble de las de la primera edición, lo que otorga un gran valor al presente ejemplar. Palau. Size: 8º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Notes by a Field-Naturalist in the Western Tropics. From a Journal kept on board the Royal Mersey Steam Yacht “Argo.”

      Liverpool: Edward Howell, 1877 - First edition. 8vo. pp. [vii], 205; 18 lithographs, one folding map of the Harbour of Nassau; minor foxing, else very good in the original cloth, gilt, slightly rubbed. Inscribed to flyleaf “Turvey Abbey Copy With love from the author”, and with the attractive Turvey Abbey bookplate of Charles Longuet Higgins (1874). Higgins was President of the Liverpool Naturalists’ Field Club, and this scarce work describes a natural history expedition to the West Indies and the Venezuelan coast. The lithographic views show the islands of Grenada, Trinidad, Carthagena, and Jamaica. Higgins’ family home was Turvey Abbey, in Bedfordshire, and this copy was presented to his brother Charles as the Abbey copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meridian Rare Books PBFA]
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      1877 - In Three Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1877. Original pinkish-ochre cloth decorated in black. First Edition, published at the end of this novel's serialization in Temple Bar magazine.~THE AMERICAN SENATOR will be read for the sake of its opening chapters, which set before the reader in a few pages the whole geographical and social pattern of an English county; for the sake of its hunting episodes, which are among the best not only in Trollope, but in the whole of English fiction; and for the sake of Arabella Trefoil, a masterly study of a girl without a heart. [Sadleir].~The name of the American senator who comes to England with Arabella and her mother? -- Elias Gotobed.~This copy is in the primary binding of pinkish-ochre cloth decorated in black (Sadleir identifies five secondary and remainder bindings, including one three-volumes-in-one). This light cloth is extremely prone to soil, but this set has much less than usual: the spines are slightly darkened and there is just a bit of wear at a few binding extremities. The original yellow endpapers (a couple of them slightly cracked -- again, better than usual) bear a W.H. Smith booklabel and atop it the bookplate of (appropriately for a Trollope work) Arthur Palliser. In all, a very good-plus set, and quite difficult to find much better. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 46. Housed in an open-backed slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        Memoirs. Comprising portions of his diary from 1795 to 1848. Edited by Charles Francis Adams.

      Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1874-1877 - 12 volumes, octavo. Recent brown morocco, twin morocco labels burgundy and dark green, decoration to spines, single roll to boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. An excellent set handsomely bound. Engraved frontispiece to volume 1. First editions, first printings. Adams was the son of the second President of the United States of America. He, himself served as Secretary of State before becoming the sixth President of the United States. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      St. Petersburg, 1877. - Original printed wrappers. 30 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Aleksandr I and six litographs. Centenary of the birth of Emperor Alexander I in 1777. A gift publication from the city of St. Petersburg. Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rosenbad Antique Books]
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        Ãœber der Ursprung der hinteren Nervenwurzeln im Rückenmark von Ammocoetes (Petromyzon Planeri)",

      Vienna: In Commission bei Carl Gerold's Sohn,, 1877. in Sitzungsberichte der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Classe der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. LXXV. Band. III. Abtheilung. Jahrgang 1877. Heft I bis V. Octavo, Freud's paper pp. 15-27. Original blue printed wrappers. Custom blue cloth folding case, leather spine label lettered in gilt. Folding lithographed plate. Minor chipping to wrapper edges, small rust mark to upper margin of front wrapper, but a fine copy, entirely uncut and unopened. First edition of Freud's first published paper. "Freud's second piece of student research, on the function of the large Reissner cells in the spinal cord of the primitive fish Petromyzon, was assigned to him by Professor Ernst Brücke, head of the Institute of Physiology in Vienna, where Freud had been admitted in the fall of 1876. Freud showed that the Reissner cells 'gave rise to the root-fibres of the posterior roots' (Standard edition III, p. 228). Freud's investigation of the Reissner cells appeared in print three months before the publication of his first original piece of student research, on the gonadic structure of the male eel" (Norman).

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        Scott's Poetical Works

      Frederick Warne and Co. London 1877 - Scott’s Poetical Works – 7 1/4 x 5 x 1 3/4. Red leather. There is embossing of the front, rear and spine. Also ribbing of the spine. The front, rear and spine are in beautiful condition. There is minor foxing on some of the pages. The book is fully illustrated. The pages are very easy to fan to see the edge. Both front and back inside covers are marbalized. I do not believe the book is dated, but there is presentation writing on one of the inside pages dating at least to 1877. Also, there is a steel engraving of Sir Walter Scott, and I never seen this, under the engraving it is in script, “yours truly, Walter Scott”. I do not know if this is a real sig or not, but it is there. If it is real, then this is a bonus. The book is tight. No tears or rips of the pages. The fore edge is of circus performers, on a rope, having sex, with a bottom performer having his way with himself. You can also see a circus tent in the background. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: STAN WEITMAN]
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      London/New York: George Routledge and Sons., 1877 frontispiece, 284pp., illustrated with 48 illustrations by Riou; bound in light blue pictorial cloth illustrated in black, pictorial gilt spine; a trace of wear at extremities a very bright, fine copy.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Sociey of London for the Year 1877

      London The Zoological Society of London 1877. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Splitting to cloth along lower section of spine. Inner hinges cracked. Contents clean and bright First Edition Brown hardback cloth cover 240mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). xix, 893pp + ads. Eighty-five plates, including many finely hand-coloured lithographs by J G Smit, G Sowerby et al. Lithography by Mintern Bros. Many fine hand-coloured plates of mammals, birds, reptiles and butterflies.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Mirage. In Three Volumes.

      Macmillan,, London: 1877 - viii, 260; vi, 277; vi, 279. Bound without half-titles. Endpapers browned, and bearing the early ownership name of J.K.[H?] Hichens [of Beech Grove, Sunninghill, Berks] in each volume. Foxing to titles and to a few other pages, but contents otherwise very fresh. Edges sprinkled. Octavo, in contemporary half red leather, spine ruled and titled in gilt, marbled boards rubbed. Spines refurbished. A very nice set of the novel famous for its pseudonymous celebration of the author's recent youthful friendship with Oscar Wilde, reciprocated the following year by Wilde's dedication of his early poem 'Ravenna' to the present author. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Dessinateurs d''illustrations au dix-huiti�me si�cle

      Paris, Damasc�ne Morgand et Char, 1877-01-01. Reli�. VeryGood.

      [Bookseller: Schwabe Books]
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        Autograph postcard signed ("WPeters").

      Berlin, 12. XI. 1877. - Oblong 8vo. 1 p. With autogr. address. To private scholar August Leesenberg (geb. 1839), asking to see him and help him to pleat envelopes.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Art Industriel: L'Ornement Des Tissus: Recueil Historique et Pratique, Avec Des Notes Explicatives et Une Introduction Generale

      Ducher & Cie. (Librairie Generale De L'Architecture et Des Travaux Publics), Paris 1877 - Book. Elephant Folio - over 15. 38, [2] pp. + 100 chromolithographic plates, each with separate text explanation page. Plates are 16 by 12 inches approximately, or 40 by 30 cm. This is a grand production inspired by Racinet's "Ornement Polychrome". Dupont-Auberville was a storied collector of fabric, which served as the primary basis for the patterns presented in this work. His collection was exhibited at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in 1880, and part of the collection was subsequently offered for sale at the Hotel Drouot, The Parisian Saleroom, in a two day sale in February 1885. This copy of the work is bound in full morocco, with six raised bands on the spine and gilt lettering for the title there. The only significant condition issue to speak of for the copy is the outline of a dampstain on the front board and upper third of the spine. On spine the outline is thicker -- it looks as if a bushstroke were run up the center of the spine where affected. Some very minor scuffs along edges otherwise. Nonetheless the red morocco is very bright and healthy, and notwithstanding the dampstain, attractive. Intricate dentelles along edges of inner boards. Gilt ruling along leather edges. T.e.g. or bright gilt foreedges. Very tight binding. Plates are bright and clean. Text clean. Marbled flypapers. Small discreet bookplate of noted decorative arts bibliophiles Robert Hoe and Arthur Hoe. Overall a gorgeous copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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      - Madrid, Imp. Estereotipia y Galvanplastia de Aribau y Cª, MDCCCLXXVII [1877]. 4º. LXXI p. 1 h. (facsímil de la portada manuscrita de 1605) 91 p. 1 h. (índice). Pergamino a la romana, tejuelo, cortes pintados. - Obra publicada en la primera época por la Sociedad de Bibliófilos Españoles, juntamente con otro tratado intitulado ¿Pintura de un potro¿. Magnífico libro, como todos los editados por esta Sociedad de Bibliófilos, del cual se hicieron 300 ejemplares y cuyo índice nominal figura al final del mismo. Papel de hilo. Las primeras 71 páginas contienen una gran introducción de José A. Balenchana y los capítulos VIII al XI están dedicados a la forma de torear a caballo. Libro imprescindible. [Antón Ramírez cita la primera edición de 1605. Torrecilla nº 130; Palau nº 23456; Agustín Palau pág. 22; Díaz Arquer nº 177; Urquijo nº 306; Marqués de Xerez de los C. nº 6] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        Arte araba al Cairo / The Arab islamic art / L'art arabe d'apres les monuments du Kaire

      - Arte. Bellas Artes. Deportes. (7) Khayat. Beirut. 62x48 cm. 3 VOLUMENES 48X62 cm. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial estampada. Edición facsímil de la edición de 1877 en París, Morel. Abundantes ilustraciones en láminas a color. MUY BUEN ESTADO. VERY GOOD. BD9 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - BENNETT,CHARLES. PROVERBS WITH PICTURES. Lond: Wm. Tegg 1877. 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, 48p., foxing else VG. 1st published in 1859. Printed on rectos only, each of the 48 plates features common proverbs accompanied by clever and enormously witty engravings by Bennett. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Vivien / by Alfred Tennyson; illustrated by Gustave Dore. Other title; Idylls of the King - Vivien

      London : Edward Moxon and Co. 1877 - Physical description; [6], 49. [1]p, [10] leaves of plates : ill ; (folio). Notes; The plates are dated 1867. Printer named in colophon. Genre; Poetry. Language; English. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked decorated pebble-grain cloth over bevelled boards. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Some staining to the upper, outer panels Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. on request. 3 Kg. 49 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Biographie Universelle Des Musiciens et Bibliographie Générale De La Musique

      Firmin-Didot, Paris 1877 - 8 vol. de 478, 484, 480, 491, 480, 496, 548 et 527 pp. Ouvrage de référence. Qqs rousseurs éparses. Dos a 4 nerfs, caissons et tomaisons dorés.Exdono en page de garde daté de 1878. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Domifasol]
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        (Street Life in London. With Permanent Photographic Illustrations Taken from Life Expressly for this Publication.

      London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington [1877]).. 4° (27 x 21 cm). 1 nn. Bl. (Vorw.) 52 S. Text, 19 fotografische Abb., aufgewalzt auf 18 Tafeln (die Tafel 'Clapham Common Industries' trägt zwei Fotos) unter Seidenhemdchen, Größe jeweils ca. 11,5 x 8,5 cm, Rahmen u. Titel jeweils rot gedruckt. Älterer priv. Halblederband.. Der schottische Fotograf John Thomson hat mit seiner Sozialstudie aus der Welt der Londoner Straßenhändler und Stadtstreicher ... immer wieder als Inkunabel der Bildreportage bezeichnet ... eine einzigartige Leistung vollbracht. Die 36 Fotografien wurden zuerst 1876 in Lieferungen von wöchentlich einem Bild mit zugehörigem Textblatt veröffentlicht. Inhalt und Ethos der Fotografien erschließen sich vollständig erst mit Hilfe der von Thomson und einem Journalisten Adolphe Smith verfaßten Kommentare. (vgl. Harenberg Bd. 217). Enthält Abbildungen u. Text zu: London nomades / London cabmen / Covent Garden flower women / Recruiting sergeants at Westminster / Street floods in Lambeth / Public disinfectors / Street doctors / Street advertising / Clapham common industries / "Caney" the clown / Dealer in fancy-ware / The temperance sweep / The dramatic shoe-black / "Tickets," the card-dealer / The old clothes of St. Giles / A convicts' home / The "wall worker" / Covent Garden labourers.

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        Recueil de quatre textes sur la lumière polarisée par un champ magnétique

      - , , exemplaires brochés, Quatre tirés-à-part extraits des Annales de Chimie et physique et des Comptes Rendus des séances de l'Académie des Sciences : -Recherches expérimentales sur la polarisation magnétique, Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1877, in-8 de 87 et (1) pages ; -Mesure de la rotation du plan de polarisation de la lumière sous l'influence magnétique de la terre, Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1878, in-8 de 36 pages ; -Recherches expérimentales sur la polarisation rotatoire magnétique dans les gaz, Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1880, in-8 de 82 pages et 1 planche ; -Mesure du pouvoir rotatoire magnétique des corps en unités absolues, Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1885, in-8 de 29 et (1) pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Hand-Atlas. Auswahl von 31 Karten.

      Gotha, Perthes, (ca. 1877) - 31 doppelblattgroße, grenzkolorierte Karten in Stahlstich. 37,5 x 24 cm, Original-Leinen mit Gold- und Blindprägung. Mit gekröntem Stempel "Marie Therese" auf dem Vorsatz. Etwas bestoßen, vorderer Innenfalz eingerissen, Gelenk angebrochen, ansonsten Bindung intakt. Die Kartenblätter an der unteren Ecke meist etwas fingerfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR]
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        Die Herrin von Oestrot : historisches Schauspiel in fŸnf AufzŸgen unter Mitwirkung von Emma Klingenfeld veranstaltete deutsche Originalausgabe der Fru Ingerd til Oestrot...

      Munich: Theodor Ackermann, 1877. Small 8vo, (4), 171pp. Original printed blue wrappers browned around the sideds. Enclosed in a quarter green cloth box, marbled sides. A very good copy, internally fine. First edition, presentation copy inscribed by Ibsen to August Fresenius: Ã’Dem Dichter Aug. Fresenius ergebenst zugesignet [?] Henrik IbsenÓ. A fine presentation copy to a minor but known poet, Fresenius. Mark Sandberg at Berkeley wrote: Ã’Fresenius, August: dramatic author and occasional adapter and translator of French works, born March 5 1834 in Frankfurt am Main, lived from 1860-67 mostly in Paris in the study of French literature and especially French theater, and moved in 1868 over to Munich. I assume that is where he would have met Ibsen.Ó IbsenÕs inscribed book presentations are of great rarity; not one is recorded at auction since 1975, and only a handful of letters and documents, mostly signed photographs. No copy of this book, inscribed or not, recorded at auction. OCLC records 2 copies in the US, one in the UK, and 2 in Europe.

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        Album of the Mexican Railway. A Collection of Views taken from nature by Casmiro Castro. Chromo-lithographed by A Sigogne Castro. With A Description of the line and country though which it passes by Antonio Garcia Cubas. English Edition Translated from Sp

      Mexico: Lithographic Establishment of Victor Debray and Co., 1877. Oblong folio. Letterpress title-page in Spanish and English. Additional chromolithographic title-page and 24 numbered chromolithographic plates (plate 13 with long marginal tear and detached, plate 22 spotted, remains of original tissue guards), double-page chromolithographic map (long tear crossing the image on the left). Original cloth (detached, worn, and torn with loss, faded and soiled). First edition. "Some of the finest examples of the lithographer's art during the latter part of the century.... Chromolithography by Debray y Cía of the work of Casimiro Castro and A. Sigogne illustrated Antonio García Cubas's extraordinary Album del Ferrocarril Mexicano" (Mathes). Casimiro Castro was a Mexican painter, draftsman and lithographer and is generally considered one of the greatest Mexican landscape artists and lithographers of the 19th century. His work on this album celebrates Mexico as it was undergoing modernization, epitomized by the advent of train transportation. Mathes, Mexico on Stone, pp. 41; Palau 48628.. Book.

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        Album of the Mexican Railway. A Collection of Views taken from nature by Casmiro Castro

      Lithographic Establishment of Victor Debray and Co., Mexico 1877 - Oblong folio. Letterpress title-page in Spanish and English. Additional chromolithographic title-page and 24 numbered chromolithographic plates (plate 13 with long marginal tear and detached, plate 22 spotted, remains of original tissue guards), double-page chromolithographic map (long tear crossing the image on the left). Original cloth (detached, worn, and torn with loss, faded and soiled). First edition. "Some of the finest examples of the lithographer's art during the latter part of the century. Chromolithography by Debray y Cía of the work of Casimiro Castro and A. Sigogne illustrated Antonio García Cubas's extraordinary Album del Ferrocarril Mexicano" (Mathes). Casimiro Castro was a Mexican painter, draftsman and lithographer and is generally considered one of the greatest Mexican landscape artists and lithographers of the 19th century. His work on this album celebrates Mexico as it was undergoing modernization, epitomized by the advent of train transportation. Mathes, Mexico on Stone, pp. 41; Palau 48628. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bracebridge Hall

      London: Macmillan, 1877. (CALDECOTT, RANDOLPH) 12mo. 8 plates and numerous text illustrations by Randolph Caldecott. Full blue fanfare binding by Ramage, a.e.g, original gilt pictorial cloth bound in at back. Faintest traces of rubbing at extremities, else fine

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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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        TABLE TALK

      1877 - ALCOTT, A. Bronson. TABLE-TALK. Boston: Robert Brothers, 1877. First edition. xii,178, + [2] pp. publisher's adv. 12mo. Publisher's binding; terra-cotta cloth, bevelled boards, gilt-stamped title to spine and upper boards, decorative wrap-around frieze gilt-stamped at top-edge, brown coated endpapers, t.e.g. A fine copy, with just a touch of edgewear at heel and crown, and some light soiling to cloth. (BAL 117). In addition, this volume has the ink ownership of Mrs. Daniel Lothrop (1844-1924) on the first blank; she is best-known by her pseudonym Margaret Sidney, the author of the children's classic The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew. She was the wife of Daniel Lothrop (1831-1892), the Boston publisher, and a resident of Concord, MA, beginning in 1883. The verso of the ffep. has a full-page note by F. B. Sanborn (1831-1917), who was a school teacher in Concord, where his students included the children of Emerson, Hawthorne and Henry James, Sr.; his relationship with the Transcendentalists resulted in the publication of many books about members of that circle, including A. Bronson Alcott: His Life and Philosophy (1893), written with W. T. Harris. Sanborn has written: "This was never real Table-Talk but was made up from Mr. A's Diaries and loose Mss. .and indicates the immensity of br A's reading, in which he went beyond Emerson.;" he continues by mentioning when and where the book was written, below which he signed his initials "F.B.S."

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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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