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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Henry W. Longfellow"), containing a stanza from his "Haunted Houses"

      Cambridge, august 10, 1877. 8vo. 1 p. pen and ink on paper. Lightly creased, faint soiling. Very good in custom brown morocco-backed folding box . "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"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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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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        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]

      [Bookseller: Alcaná Libros]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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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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      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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