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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

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

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

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

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

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        Les chateaux de mon enfance (Auvergne et Bourbonnais)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Record of the Proceedings of the Halifax Fisheries Commission.

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

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        DNEVNIK PISATELYA ZA 1877. (An author‚s diary for 1877)

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

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        Researches in Telephony

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

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        Library of M. Eleanor Fitzgerald

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

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

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

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        La Butte des Moulins

      Cadart, 1877, P - In folio en feuilles sous chemise. 47 pages et 22 planches la plupart gravé par Martial Adolphe Potemont. Etude archéologique de la "Butte des Moulins" qui fut détruite en 1876 lors du percement de l'avenue de l'Opéra. Rousseurs marginales sur les planches, légères taches sur la chemise et bas du dos déchiré sinon bon exemplaire de cet ouvrage rare. Tirage limité à 180 exemplaires celui-ci un des 15 exemplaires sur chine.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Les Voyages Extraordinaires

      Paris - D'Education et de Recreation J. Hetzel et Cie 1877 - A first edition of Jules Verne's science fiction novel. In French. With many beautiful illustrations. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear and marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Slight marginal age-toning, but clean. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life of John Mytton Esq.

      George Routledge and Sons, London 1877 - xi, [1], 234pp, later full morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, author to fourth, remaining panels with central sporting motif inside a lozenge with a double border, covers with an inner panel made up of four corner lozenges, again with a sporting motif, joined by double fillet, with a double fillet border, the upper cover has an onlaid morocco design of Mytton on his horse, gilt roll to edge and inner edge with tulip head corner pieces, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Rebacked, with the original spine laid on, slightly rubbed to extremities. Internally, the letterpress title is chipped to fore-edge with some loss, as are A and A2, otherwise quite bright and clean. The original cloth has been bound in at the rear. With eighteen hand-coloured plates (as called for). Fourth edition of this popular book, in an attractive binding by Bayntun. Schwerdt I-38-9, Abbey Life 385 and Tooley 67 (all for earlier editions) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Siberian Arctic and Khanty Tribes] Pisma i Otcheti o Puteshestvii v Dolinu Reki Obi, Ispolnennom po Porucheniu Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk [Letters and Reports of the Travel to the Basin of the River Ob, Executed on Assignment of the Imperial Academy of Sciences].

      Imperial Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg 1877 - Supplement #2 to the Volume XXX "Proceedings of the Imperial Academy of Sciences." Saint Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1877. First Edition. Octavo. [6], 187 pp. Period brown half sheep with marbled boards and red sheep label on the spine with faded gilt lettering. A very good copy. Very rare short-run imprint as no copies found in Worldcat. The book is based on the expedition undertaken in the summer of 1876 on assignment of Imperial Academy of Sciences. Poliakov went from Saint Petersburg through Perm, Yekaterinburg and Tumen to Tobolsk, sailed down the Irtysh and Ob rivers to Ob¿s mouth, went up the Gulf of Ob to the River Nadym and turned back. Poliakov thoroughly described the Irtysh, Ob and Nadym rivers, the shores of the Arctic Ocean at the Gulf of Ob; its geography, flora and fauna. A separate part was dedicated to the Khanty tribes (Ostiaks) inhabiting the region, conditions of their life, occupation, customs, food, costumes etc. The purpose of the book is "to draw a picture of the most remarkable features of the nature of this land and its inhabitants" (Preface). Ivan Poliakov was a Russian geographer, zoologist and writer, the Curator of the Zoological Museum of the Imperial Academy of Sciences. Born near the River Argun on Russian-Chinese border, he studied in Irkutsk, and later in Saint Petersburg University. After meeting members of the Eastern-Siberian department of the Russian Geographical Society, Poliakov went on several scientific travels to Siberia (Olekma basin, Lake Baikal, Sajani), Northern and Central Russia, Caucasus, Sakhalin and Japan. He edited "The Proceedings of the Russian Geographical Society" and wrote about 50 articles on numerous topics of natural history and geography. For his work Poliakov was awarded with the silver and small gold medals of the Russian Geographical Society. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      France not published Oct. [18]97 - A fine late nineteenth century black and white "woodbury process" photograph from 1877 of the author in formal profile. The photograph is ovular and tipped onto a contemporary cream paper backing featuring an engraved ovular border for the photograph and with JULES VERNE handsomely printed below. Presented with the photograph is the author’s calling card with his name printed in the center. On the card Verne has written in French a friendly note in response to a previous correspondence. The card is dated October ‘97 and is neatly signed by the author. Ovular photograph measures approximately 4.5 by 3.5 inches on a decorative backing approximately 8 by 6.75 inches, calling card approximately 3.5 by 2.25 inches., All handsomely mounted together under grey board with beveled edges, glazed and in a wide antique heavily-gilded wooden frame for a total presentation measuring over 16 by 12 inches. The photograph and calling card are both beautifully fresh and fine with no wear. The antique frame with some chipping to the gilt but still very sturdy and handsome. A DELIGHTFUL TREAT FOR ANY LOVER OF THE WORKS OF JULES VERNE. Verne is perhaps unique in the annuals of literature for his fantastical combination of imagination, humor, wit and surprisingly accurate prophetic visions. In his famed science fiction novels, such as FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON and TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, he predicted such things as nuclear powered submarines, an American space launch to the Moon taking place from central Florida and various other imaginative forms of powered aviation. His many novels were all originally written and published in French but were so internationally popular and well received that American and English translations were almost instantaneously produced. His light hearted approach, often even to serious subjects, and rollicking style of prose have insured the popularity of his novels for generations. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill

      Morse's Gallery, [San Francisco] 1877 - Original gilt cloth binding (some old dampstaining to the lower edge of the covers), cloth chemise, half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. Perhaps the most famous early view of San Francisco. One of the landmarks of 19th-century American photography, and an iconic image of San Francisco. This remarkable panorama dramatically shows the growth of San Francisco nearly thirty years after the onset of the Gold Rush. In the 1870s, San Francisco audiences were hungry for panoramic displays, and the rest of the country was intrigued by San Francisco, the largest city in the West. Muybridge satisfied all appetites by providing a 360° degree view of the city, creating what Rebecca Solnit calls "an impossible sight, a vision of the city in all directions, a transformation of a circular space into a linear photograph." David Harris calls Muybridge's San Francisco panorama "one of the supreme conceptual and technical achievements in the history of architectural photography." Eadweard Muybridge took the photographs that make up this panorama from a vantage point on the central tower of the unfinished Nob Hill residence of railroad baron Mark Hopkins, then the highest point in the developed portion of the city. The work was done in June or July, 1877, and took some five hours to complete, based on the shifting shadows seen in the image. Muybridge began in the late morning with a view toward the southwest (the tenth plate in the panorama) and proceeded in a clockwise direction, moving his camera away from the sun from one image to the next. Muybridge's view is from some 380 feet above the sea level, and the view reaches some fifty miles into the distance and encompasses a width of fifteen miles. Despite the great scope of the work precise details of the city are visible throughout, and one can clearly see hanging laundry, ships in the harbor, shop signs, and a clock on a tower in the fifth panel reading quarter to two (other copies of the panorama show the clock reading nearly five-thirty). San Francisco spreads throughout the panorama and the dynamism of the city is clearly evident, as many unfinished buildings and roads under construction are also seen. Muybridge's panorama was advertised as being for sale in July 1877, offered for eight dollars rolled or ten dollars accordion-folded and bound, as in the present copy. Buyers could buy the panorama directly from Muybridge, or through Morse's Gallery. Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) was one of the great photographic innovators of the nineteenth century. Born in England, he came to San Francisco in 1855 and built his reputation on photographs of San Francisco, Yosemite, and other western locales. The year after he produced his San Francisco panorama, Muybridge, at the behest of another railroad magnate, Leland Stanford, produced a sequence of photographs of a galloping horse that proved that all four of the animals hooves were off the ground at the same time. Muybridge's work in sequential photography, in which he photographed animals and humans in motion, laid the groundwork for motion pictures. A remarkable view of San Francisco, and a high point in the photographic representation of the West. David Harris, Eadweard Muybridge and the Photographic Panorama of San Francisco , 1850-1880, catalogue item 31, and pp.37-53; Rebecca Solnit, River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West; Paul A. Falconer, "Muybridge's Window to the Past: A Wet-Plate View of San Francisco," in California History (Summer 1978), pp.130-157. Folding albumen photographic panorama mounted on eleven panels, (7½ x 87¼ inches overall), backed with cloth, caption title, photographic credit, and publisher's imprint printed on center panel. (Old staining to the panels below the photographic prints). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings by the late John Kay.

      Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, 1877 - 2 volumes, quarto (275 ×211 mm). Original burgundy quarter morocco, titles to spine gilt within gilt border, burgundy pebble-grained cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Some light foxing to fore-edge and pages otherwise in excellent condition. with 361 engraved plates. New edition. First published in 1837.

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        A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings with Biographical Sketches and Illustrative Anecdotes.

      Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black 1877 - Hardback. 4 Vols. Brown cloth, quarter leather binding with gilt titles on 5 ribbed spine. Wear and scuffing of leather to spine-ends, ribs & tips. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. 11.1" x 9.1". Published in 4 volumes with pagination for the two volume edition which was published in the same year. 1 & 2 viii pp. + 443 pp. inc. index. Illus: 170 tissue-guarded hand-pressed engravings on plain card. 3 & 4 504 pp. inc. index & 8 pp. appendix of notes relating to 32 consecutively bound portraits. Illus: 191 tissue-guarded hand-pressed engravings. Wt: 10 Kg. Extra postage outwith UK. Good (internally VG). Uniform set in uniform condition. NB. Vol. 3 has probably been stored with the spine away from direct light since it is significantly brighter than the other volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Slave Trade. No. 4 (1877). Correspondence Respecting the Seizure of Slaves on board the "Rokeby" and "Koina" by her Majesty's Ship "Rifleman".

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1877.. Folio (210 x 320 mm). 16 pp. Cloth-covered spine.. Rare documentary material on the interception of the ships and the seizure of slaves on board. British-operated ships continuously carried hajjis between Jeddah and ports in the Gulf, and the steamers were often used for the transport of slaves, sometimes with the cognizance of the captain. "The system of issuing tickets by the agents of British vessels at Jeddah without any name being inserted thereon, and the absence of passenger lists, no doubt render it extremely difficeult for the masters of ships to ascertain whether any of their passengers are slaves; and [...] it is one which cannot but place the gravest obstacles in our way in the suppression of the Slave Trade [...] The majority of the inhabitants of the Hedjaz and Yemen, from highest to the lowest, are interested in the Slave Trade, domestic slaves being a matter of necessity, servants not being procurable, what few there are bad [...] The Mahommedans consider the institution of slavery to be one of mutual benefit, and the slaves are geenrally the best dressed and best fed members of the household [...] It is very difficult to make any Mahommedan consider that slavery is a crime. He usually contends that the negro is recued from barbarism, and is taught the Mahommedan religion, and on that ground he defends the system; and indeed, he regards himself somewhat in the light of a missionary, and thinks he is extending his faith. The question is, therefore, beset with some difficulty [...]". - Occasional edge repairs. - OCLC 872281698 (Internet resource only).

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        Topographie von Niederösterreich

      Wien, Eigenverlag, 1877. 4°, 730, 804, 828, 585, 1215 Seiten, Halbldbände der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung und Lederecken, Ecken und Kanten berieben und bestossen. Bei Band 1 und 5 Buchrücken beschädigt, Einbände leicht berieben, Innen leicht gebräunt, aber sauber.. 5 Bände von 8 Bänden

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        CLIMATE OF NEW SOUTH WALES: Descriptive, Historical, and Tabular. Signed copy with letter.

      Sydney, Charles Potter, 1877.FIRST EDITION 1877 WITH 2 PAGE LETTER FROM THE AUTHOR AND AUTHOR INSCRIPTION. 8vo, approximately 240 x 145 mm, 9½ x 5¾ inches, folding map, 5 charts or diagrams, 4 folding, (plus oddly an additional coloured folding plate showing Sections of the Volcanic Rock on the Islands of Mull and Rum|), pages: (2), viii, 189, (2), 1 - 65, bound in 19th century half calf, red and black mottled cloth sides, gilt raised bands, gilt decoration in compartments, gilt lettered black leather label, top edges and endpapers marbled. Slight rubbing to head and tail of spine and corners, top corners slightly worn, inscription to top corner of title page: "J. H. Cockburn Hood with the Author's Compliments", below are two 20th century signatures, one that of a member of the Cockburn Hood family, small closed tear to edge of folding map, neatly repaired on reverse. A two page autograph letter signed by the author and addressed to "Mr Hood" from Sydney Observatory, 23 April 1878, has been inserted between pages 2 and 3. This letter had accompanied the gift of Russell's book to Cockburn Hood. He expresses his regret at not yet having managed to meet Cockburn Hood and discusses his own theories about the effect of melting icebergs on the climate. Henry Chamberlain Russell (1836?1907) born in West Maitland, NSW was appointed government astronomer in 1870 and did pioneering work on climate and meteorology. Cockburn Hood was a New Zealand scientist and naturalist and discovered some important fossils. Ferguson, Volume VII, page 166. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Atlas of the State of New Hampshire.

      New York: Comstock & Cline, 1877. - Folio, (17 5/8 x 14 3/8 inches). Fine folding lithographed map of Coos County, 10 double-page maps, 12 single-page maps, most with original hand-color. Contemporary half straight-grained brown morocco, blue pebbled cloth, gilt (extremities a bit rubbed and worn). First edition. Double-page maps include: Geological Map of New Hampshire, Railroad Map of the United States, New England, New Hampshire and Vermont, Carroll County, Grafton County, Merrimack County, Cheshire County, Hillsborough County, and Rockingham County. "In 1853 [Walling] entered on his life work as a cartographer, and between that date and 1870 did a great work in the preparation of maps. His work extended over a large part of the Northern states. He prepared and published the well-known map of Massachusetts, which was the product in part of Borden's survey and in part the result of his own painstaking labor. About 1870 he became a professor of mathematics in Lafayette college, which office he retained for two years. For some years thereafter he was an assistant in the United States coast survey. Having acquired an interest in geological problems, he then became an officer of the national geological survey" (obituary, Cambridge Tribune, 1888). Hitchcock "served as New Hampshire State Geologist from 1868 to 1878 and taught at Dartmouth College from 1868 to 1908, holding the Hall Professorship of Geology and Mineralogy. Hitchcock's survey produced a three volume work, 'The Geology of New Hampshire' (1874-1878) and the folio, 'Atlas accompanying the report on the geology of New Hampshire.' The maps in the atlas comprise the first detailed, comprehensive map of the bedrock and surfacial geology of the state. Hitchcock used to name the rock units and designated their 'type localities.' Most of these rock formation names are still in use. In addition to geology, he contributed to a wide range of fields including fieldwork in paleontology, bedrock and glaciology, economic geology, and volcanology" (Dartmouth College Special Collections Library online). Phillips 2136. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dimensions, Weights, and Tractive Power of Narrow Gauge Locomotives Manufactured by the Baldwin ... Works. Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co

      Philadelphia, 1877. First Edition. Orig. publisher's gilt stamped cloth. A very good copy; some rubbing and superficial insect damage to the surface of the cloth. 8vo., There are 10 mounted albumen prints. A excellent catalog of special purpose engines. Baldwin was to issue a special Japanese export catalog 20 yrs. later in which a number of the engines shown here were to be featured. In addition to these the catalog features a number of engines especially adapted for heavy freight on steep gradients that utilized four pairs of driving wheels. These engines were purpose designed for the mining industry and, indeed, the catalog contains a number of testimonials as to their performance. The remaining engines were switching or short haul passenger designs. See Romaine for other catalogs of this firm.

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