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        Wm. Exton Showing the First Specimen of his printing to King Edward IV, the Royal Family. . .

      James Henderson, London 1877 - An important print of Gutenberg's invention of the printing press., Image Size : 560x445 (mm), 22x17.5 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 680x492 (mm), 26.75x19.375 (Inches), Black & White, Engraving

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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      Editeur - PARIS, GERMER BAILLIERE - 1877Traduit en français pour la pemière fois - Exemplaire non coupé, non massicoté - Dos fendu sinon état de neuf, exempt de rousseur VIII, 212, 36 pages, broché, 19 cm

      [Bookseller: Librairie Livres 113]
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        Michael Strognoff or the Courier to the Czar

      Scribner and Armstrong an Co., New York 1877 - A bright and attractive copy with a problem. The brown cover is a gilt and black pictorial which extends to the spine. Lovely attracive picture fresh and bright, square and clean. Now the problem - there is a stain which runs through the entire book except for the F.E.P. and the covers. No idea how this was form but you can see the tell tale line of a stain going through all of the book. The pages are not hurt or rippled from this but the line remains on all pages including illustrations. All illustrations are present. A very nice , attractive copy despite the stain,. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Culpepper Books]
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        Message of Elisha P. Ferry, Governor of Washington Territory, to the Legislative Assembly, Session of 1877.

      Olympia: C. B. Bagley, Public Printer, 1877. - 8vo., (8 ½ x 5 ¾ inches). Original printed wrappers (a bit toned, lower corner chipped). First edition. An important pamphlet in the history of Washington state and the American West. Ferry served two terms as the Governor of Washington Territory, and later went on to become the Governor of Washington State. From the pamphlet: "No event of an extraordinary character has transpired within our Territory since the adjournment of the last Legislative Assembly. Our people have enjoyed uninterrupted health. Our progress in wealth and population has been as rapid as could have been expected and, under the circumstances, must be regarded as eminently satisfactory. Our isolated position and the great distance to be traveled, and the large expense incurred by immigrants will necessarily operate to retard our advancement until a continuous line of railroad to the Eastern States is secured. Our agricultural, manufacturing and mining industries have been unusually prosperous and, when we contrast our financial condition and business prosperity with that of other localities, we can realize how highly we are favored. Here, the laborer has received remunerative wages; capital has been profitably employed; manufactures have increased; the earth has yielded abundant harvests and all departments of business have been successfully prosecuted; while in other portions of our country wide spread financial trouble, embarrassment and distress have prevailed." 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; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Across Africa, 2 Vols

      Daldy, Ibister & Co, London 1877 - Blue cloth boards with gilt illustration and text over. Slightly rubbed and corners bumped. Some wear to edges. Half title and frontispiece to each volume. Numerous plates and illustrations, some folding, all correct as listed. Folding map in pocket at rear of first volume. Ads at rear of each volume. Second volume with institutional ink stamp to title and new end papers. 389pp + 366pp. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 2222g. (YBP Ref: 3510/49 15) Size: 8vo - over 73/4" - 93/4" Tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: YattonBookShop]
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        New Zealand Scenery. . With descriptive letterpress by J.Von Haast.

      1877 1877 - London: Marcus Ward & Co. 1877. Folio. Or.blind-stamped cl. (Corners rubbed . Upper and lower spine and back board worn; hinges weak). Gilt-titled front board. E.g. (36pp.). With 15 tipped-in chromo-lith ographed plates after Gully's orig. water-colour drawings. Hocken p.305. Some water marking of plate margins and some minor foxing. Complete.

      [Bookseller: Berkelouw Books]
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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA, desde los tiempos primitivos hasta la muerte de Fernando VII. Continuada desde dicga época hasta nuestros días por D. Juan Valera. 6 TOMOS. Obra Completa

      Montaner y Simon Editores, Barcelona - 1877-1885, 6 volúmenes: I- XLVI + 547 pp. 33 láminas. II- 661 págs. + 39 láms., III, 592 págs. + 17 láms. IV, 458 págs.+ 9 láms. V, 621 págs. + 5 láms. VI, 871 págs. + 11 láms. + esqueleto histórico y cuadro sinóptico de la historia de España plegado.Las láminas están compuestas de mapas, cromolitografías, facsímiles de documentos, retratis grabados, etc. Completo de láminas a excepcion del tomo VI, donde falta una. ENCUADERNACION DE GRAN LUJO, Ver fotos. Consultar precio de envio, debido al peso excepcional de la obra. Size: 35X26

      [Bookseller: Reus, Paris, Londres]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The AMERICAN SENATOR. A Novel. Library of Select Novels No. 487.

      Harper & Brothers, Publishers., New York: 1877 - First published serially in Temple Bar, Trollope's novel chronicles the exploits, and exploitations, of his husband-hunting heroine, Arabella Trefoil. Per Sutherland [Victorian Fiction], "the novel is a fine example of late Trollope comedy." Slight roll to volume. General wear & soiling to wrappers. Period pos ['J. A. Brooks 1880'] to front wrapper. A solid VG copy of this scarce US edition. Publisher's original printed buff paper wrappers. 8vo. 9-1/8" x 5-3/4". 1st US edition (Sadleir TROLLOPE 46; Smith 39). 190, [2], 8 pp. Text double column. Last 10 pages publisher adverts. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Les Oiseaux

      - In two volumes. L'Homme et Les Animaux. Description Populaire des Races Humaines et du Règne Animal. Edition Francaise Revue par Z. Gerbe. J. B. Baillière et Fils, Paris, 1877. Recent quarter green morocco and marbled boards with raised bands to spines and titles stamped in gilt; 4to, 292x202 mms. The '88 Séries' of Brehm's 'Merveilles'. Adorned with engravings. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Classic Bindings ABA ILAB]
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        LE CIEL. Notions élémentaires d'astronomie physique.

      Librairie Hachette 1877 - Fort volume in-4 ( 275 X 200 mm ) de ( 4 )-IV-969-( 1 ) pages, cartonnage de percaline rouge richement décoré sur les plats et le dos de motifs astronomiques en noir et or, tranches dorées. ( Présentation de l'éditeur ). 62 planches dont 22 tirées en couleurs et une photoglyptie originale contrecollée, et 361 vignettes dans le texte. Très bel exemplaire dans le rare et spectaculaire cartonnage de percaline de l'éditeur. Condition exceptionnelle. sciences cartonnage astronomie ciel Etoiles Nébuleuses planetes [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
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        The gold regions of south eastern Africa. By the late Thomas Baines, Esq. Accompanied by a biographical sketch of the author.

      Edward Stanford; Cape Colony: J. W. C. MacKay, London 1877 - First edition, 8vo, pp. xxiv, 240 (pp. 189-240 ads); mounted photographic frontispiece portrait of the author, 2-p. folding facsimile, 4 mounted photographic plates of Baines' paintings, other wood-engraved illustrations in the text, and a folding map in the rear cover pocket; minor rubbing at the spine ends, else about fine in original pictorial green cloth, stamped in gilt and black on upper cover and spine.This copy is inscribed by Baines' friend Robert White, possessor of Baines' paintings, and possibly also the superintendent of the book's publication: "T. W. Smith with Rob White's best regards, Jany. 31 / 77."Mendelssohn I, p. 71: "Mr. Baines was one of the earliest pioneers in that part of Africa now known as Rhodesia (i.e. Zimbabwe), and he obtained an important concession from Lobengula. Unfortunately his backers in Europe failed to procure the necessary working capital for the exploitation of the venture, so the author missed making a large fortune . The volume is a most important work, and contains full information of every description upon the subject of the gold discoveries in Matabeleland and Mashonaland, with much curious knowledge of the inhabitants . The book also contains an account of the gold discoveries in the Transvaal [and] gives details of no less than nineteen routes from the various places in South Africa to the newly discovered goldfields." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Mittheilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Natur-Und Volkerkunde Ostasien's. Herausgegeben von dem Vorstande, Part 13, November 1877

      Echo du Japaon, Yokohama 1877 - Heft 13 (Journal of the German Society for Natural and Cultural Science of East Asia, Part 13), November 1877, Yokohama, Buchdrukerei Der "Echo du Japon," 4to (8 3/4 x 13 in - 22.2 x 33 cm), paper wraps over string binding, German text and printed in columns, 4 black and white plates, one large folding map (22 1/4 x 18 in - 54.5 x 46 cm), 3 very large meteorological fold-out tables, numbered pages 80-108, 29 pp. The tables, plates and map are all at the rear after the numbered text pages. The 3 large fold-out tables, printed front and back, present detailed meteorological observations ("Meteorologische Beobachtungen aufgezeichnet zu Tokio") for Tokyo from September 1, 1872 through March 1, 1873. Each table is printed front and back, with 5 folds out and measure 33 x 95.2 cm when opened fully. The associated article also contains a one page table of meteorological observations for the period of April through September, 1876. This issue contains an article on the battle in Ueno. The article carries the date of July 4, 1868. The article is accompanied by a very detailed fold-out map titled "Plan von Alten Ueno." This was the famous battle in which the Emperor's forces battled the forces loyal to the Tokugawa family (shogitai) in Tokyo and swept them from the city. Articles in this Part are: 1) Notizen Uber den Fortschritt der Japanischen Civilisation auf dem Gebiet der ehe by von Gebauer, 2) Die Kami Yo no Modji Oder Goetterschrift by P. Kempermann, 3) Ueber Den Udji by G.A. Greeven, 4) Der Kampf Auf Ueno, Mit ener Karte by Dr. Lange, 5) Ueber Die Flora Des Tshuzenji See's by Dr. G. Martin, 6) Un Nouveau Succedance Du Cafe by L. Jaquet & 7) Meteorologische Beobachtungen by E. Knipping ~~ Condition. The periodical is in Good condition. The covers have light soiling and there is a toned area along the bottom 1/4 of the front cover. Corners are dog eared. There is a heavy vertical crease down the middle of the entire publication (probably folded for mailing). The fragile spine covering is broken over about 60% of the spin area. Intern all the publication is very clean with no foxing or staining. The paper is supple, not brittle. There is an ink signature at the top right on the front cover. The plates, tables and map are in Fine condition with no breaks, tears, foxing or staining. ~~ More information, to included digital pics, available on request.

      [Bookseller: George C. Baxley]
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        La desordenada codicia de los bienes agenos, y La oposición y convicción de los dos grandes luminares de la Tierra, por.

      - EDICION DE BIBLIOFILO, LIMITADA.- Madrid: Librería de los Bibliófilos, J. A. Fernando Fé, 1877.- XII p., 323 p., [7 h.]; 8º (18,2 cm.); Portada a dos tintas; Esmerada impresión sobre papel de hilo verjurado; Sin tonsura alguna, conservando todas sus barbas; Tela Ed. época, lomo liso con 2 tejuelos.- (Col. Libros de Antaño. Nuevamente dados a luz por Varios Aficionados. VII).- Edición limitada de 400 ejemplares que incluye al final la lista de los suscriptores a la colección. En el libro van reeditados los siguientes rarísimos libros: "La Desordenada Codicia de los bienes agenos. Obra apazible y curiosa, en la qual se descubren los enrredos y marañas de los que no se contentan con su parte. En Paris, En casa de Adrian Tiffeno. M DC XIX [1619]" y "La Oposicion y conivncion de los dos grandes luminares de la Tierra. Obra apazible y curiosa en la qual se trata de la dichosa Aliança de Francia y España: con la Antipathìa de Españoles y Franceses. A Paris, De l'Imprimerie de François Hvby, ruë S. Iacqes à la Bible d'Or. M. DC. XVII. [1617]. RARO. Las tapas con manchas de oxidación, el resto perfecto.{ Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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      Buenos Ayres: Calla Derecho, Imprenta de Razon,. 1877. 12mo, pp. [1-2] [i-v] vi [1] 2-478 [479-480: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], fly leaves at front and rear,. original blue cloth, front panel ruled in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, rear panel ruled in blind, chocolate-brown coated endpapers.. Old ink stamps of St. Dominic's Library, San Francisco, on front free. endpaper and title page (no other library markings). Shallow loss to. cloth at upper spine end, lower spine end and corner tips rubbed, a. tight, very good copy. A very scarce book.(#131696). First edition. Title leaf is a cancel and the imprint is evidently fictitious. Title leaf verso records copyright holder as "Elton R. Smilie." Lyle Wright, American Fiction 1876-1900, records the other issue of this book (the DLC copy) with imprint "Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1877" (this variant title leaf is also a cancel). Eccentric lost race novel which provides a report of a German expedition exploring the headwaters of the Paraguay River and its tributaries. The expedition finds a vast walled city, "Heraclea," which was founded millennia earlier by ancient Romans and is now populated by their descendants. Living nearby are other races, including tiny people who vary from dwarf to insect size, called collectively the "Manatitlans." These ancient people have long dwelled in harmony near and with the Romans and are described as having evolved from the intestinal parasites of the god Hercules. The book includes some heavy- handed satire of European society and some utopian touches, but its focus is a discussion of "Manatitlan" society (which has existed for 11,000 years), especially its educational system. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2053. Clareson, Science Fiction in America 1870s-1930s 702. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Bleiler (1978), p. 181. Reginald 13299. Wright (III) 4997.

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        Les cariatides (1839-1842).

      Alphonse Lemerre 1877 - - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1877, 9,5x16,5cm, relié. - Nouvelle édition. Reliure en demi chagrin bordeaux à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs floraux dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son proche ami Edmond de Goncourt. Ouvrage illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur en frontispice. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music, &c

      London: Robert John Bush, 1877. . First edition, 8vo, (x, 118) pp. Black and white illustrations. Original gilt and black decorated cloth with bevelled edges, recased with new endpapers and minor loss to the spine ends, spine slightly sunned, some rubbing to extremities.

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        Laws and Practice of the Game of Euchre and of Draw Poker

      TB PETERSON AND BROTHERS, PHILADELPHIA PA 1877 - purple cloth worn with excessive fading and discoloration; two bookplates; book coming away from covers; spine cover exposed; loose but laid in front end page; DATE PUBLISHED: 1877 EDITION: 144 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        PASQUINO Rivista umoristica della settimana anno 1877 1-52 completa

      1877 - PASQUINO Rivista umoristica della settimana vol. XXII - 1/52 completa rilegati in volume mezza tela 27 x 36 cm ricco di illustrazioni, anche a doppia pagina (molte di Teja) anche a colori Stato di conservazione: BUONO/OTTIMO! Qualche macchia e bruniture all'interno.

      [Bookseller: Supergulp di Rem Srl]
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        Kwan ko dzu setsu. Notice historique et descriptive sur les arts et industries japonais. Art ceramique, poterie.

      Tokio 1876-1877. - Bände 1 bis 4 (von 5, Band 5 fehlt). 26,5 x 38,2 cm. (1): 1 Tafel mit 3 photographischen Abbildungen, 11 Bl., 18 Tafeln, 1 Bl. (2): 10 Bl., 18 Tafeln, 1 Bl. (3): 12 Bl., 18 Tafeln, 1 Bl. (4): 10 Bl., 18 t, 1 Bl. Bände 2-4 mit zweisprachigen Titelblättern (Französisch und Japanisch). Die Texte und Bildunterschriften nur japanisch. Die zusammen 72 farbig lithographierten Tafeln zeigen insgesamt 136 keramische Objekte, meist aus mehreren Perspektiven. Original-Broschuren (japanische Fadenheftung). Einbände teils etwas knittrig und mit Quetschfalten. Stempel auf den Titelblättern (ausgesondertes Bibliotheksexemplar). Alle Bände in der Mitte geknickt (mit Knickspur von oben nach unten).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Goegler]
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        East Cheshire: Past and Present; or A History of the Hundred of Macclesfield in the County Palatine of Chester: 2 Volume Set

      London: J.P. Earwaker, 1877 - 2 large matching hb volumes in publisher dark green cloth bevelled boards with highly ornate gilt titles to fronts, gilt titles to spines, original dark brown endpapers & no inscriptions. Numerous b/w plates & illustrations with the blazon of the Shields of Arms, etc. A superb pair with hardly any wear, 510pp plus 704pp. 10.75 x 13". **Very heavy - please contact bookseller for P&P costs**

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        Sciences et lettres au Moyen-âge et à l'époque de la Renaissance.

      Librairie de Firmin Didot 1877 - - Librairie de Firmin Didot, Paris 1877, In 4 (20x29,7cm), relié. - Edition originale, magnifiquement illustrée de 13 chromolithographies et de 400 gravures sur bois in-texte. Reliure d'éditeur dans sa version la plus luxueuse par Lenègre en demi chagrin rouge richement orné d'une plaque de Souze, plaque que l'on retrouve sur les plats de percaline chagrinée rouge reliure évoquant les riches reliures de la Renaissance type Grolier. tranches dorées. Petit frottement en queue. très bel exemplaire, avec quelques rousseurs éparses dans les marges. L'intérêt de l'ouvrage se manifeste tant par son érudition que par sa facilité d'approche et de lecture (anecdotes historiques.). On le doit à Paul Jacob, qui fut un grand bibliophile, un écrivain et érudit, et le conservateur de la bibliothèque de l'Arsenal. Si toute la série est devenue un grand classique dans le domaine, c'est qu'elle marie heureusement un travail d'éditeur, d'imprimeur, de relieur, d'histoire, d'illustrateurs, de documentations, et peu de livres ont finalement réussi cet amalgame qu'on doit à Firmin-Didot, à une époque où le livre était devenu bien médiocre. On notera la présence dans les sciences de l'étude de l'alchimie et des sciences occultes, et un chapitre sur l'héraldique. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        American Ornithology; or The Natural History of The Birds of The United States (3 volumes)

      J. W. Bouton, New York 1877 - 8vo - over 7¾. Book. 3 volumes, "Bouton Edition" of Wilson/Bonaparte work, a combination of the earlier works of each ornithologist. This 1877 edition features chromolithographic versions of Lizars engravings. 103 chromolithographs in all. VG condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Histoire des Romains depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à la fin du règne des Antonins - 6 volumes

      Librairie Hachette, Paris 1877 - 6 volumes in-8 reliés. Plein chagrin vert, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de filets ; filets en tête et en queue, fleurons, titre, auteur et tomaison. Plats ornés d'encadrement à double filet ; palmes de l'Académie de Paris - prix du concours général- en 1er plat. Tranches dorées. Epidermures marquées en tête des volumes 1 & 3. Dans l'ensemble, coiffes supérieures et coins frottés. Intérieurs très purs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Paraclet]
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      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle. Complete 2 volume set bound in original decorated cloth binding. 1877. 3rd edition. hb. Royal 8vo, pp. 352, 399. Boards show some bumping, edge-wear, scuffing & light soiling. conts. clean; overall, g/vg condition. . Frederick Gustavus Burnaby's account of a five months' horseback ride through Asia Minor, during which he traversed a district extending over 2,000 miles. His observations "of remarks which were made by the Mohammedans about the Christians and by the Armenians about the Turks and Russians..." are both interesting and apropos. Burnaby (1842-1885) was a cavalry officer and inveterate traveller, who was educated at Harrow and in Germany. He became an accomplished linguist and travelled to Central and South America, Spain and Morocco, South Russia, the Sudan and, in 1875, travelled on horseback from Kazala to Khiva. The following year he rode from Scutari into Armenia and thence to Batoum. In 1880, he attached himself to the British Egyptian Expedition, and in 1884 he was killed in action attempting to relieve Khartoum (DNB; also see Nerhood, "To Russia and Return", #322). With oval photographic portrait of the author, mounted as frontispiece to volume I. Three coloured folding maps. 24 page publisher's catalogue at end of volume I. Period advertising on rear endpapers of both volumes. Bindings of both volumes are a bit stressed, as from the books being opened and pressed flat, but hinges and joints tight, and nothing loose. Small, oval, former owner's name stamp on front free endpapers of both volumes. No other markings. .

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        Atlas of Philadelphia and Its Environs

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

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

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

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

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

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        A History of Fishes of the British Isles. 4 volume set

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

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        Pio IX e il suo tempo. Opera storica

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

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        "First Nations Elder" Female

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

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        A Woman-Hater.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Scott's Poetical Works

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

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

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

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

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        Mirage. In Three Volumes.

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

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