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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

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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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        Cyprus: its ancient cities, tombs, and temples. A narrative of researches and excavations during ten years' Residence as American consul in that island.

      Murray London 1877 - Fisrt edition. 8vo., xix, 448pp., 2 coloured maps at end, 48 wood-engraved plates, 12 plates of inscriptions, illustrations in the text, contemporary calf gilt, gilt lettered direct, covers worn, joints rubbed. An account of the important excavations undertaken on the island by Cesnola, the American Consul, who later sold the collection to the New York Art Museum (now the Metropolitan Museum of Art) where he became the first director. Blackmer 1237. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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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        A History of the Fishes of the British Islands (4 volumes)

      George Bell & Sons, London 1877 - Book. 4to - over 9¾. 4 volumes, with 252 color plates. Chromolithographic plates of fish are vibrant, stunning and clean throughout this set. Tissue guards well preserved. Blue calf over original blindstamped and gilt blue cloth boards, with gilded fish on front board. All volumes are tight. Other than a few creases and minor tears of preliminaries, text pages are clean. Some shelfwear to the cloth boards in the corners and along edges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      [Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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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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        Garfield?s copy of ?Report of Chief Engineer J. W. King, United States Navy, on European Ships of War and Their Armament?? chapters on the French, German, British, Italian, Russian and Austrian Navies

      ?Report of Chief Engineer J. W. King, United States Navy, on European Ships of War and Their Armament, Naval Administration and Economy, Marine Constructions and Appliances, Dockyards, etc., etc.? by James W. King. 44th Congress, 2d Session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1877. 273 pp, 6? x 9?. Numerous charts, drawings, foldouts, and illustrations. Minor flaws. Original cover and spine. Very Good condition. Inscribed on the front free-endpaper ?Hon James A Garfield / MC / Hiram Ohio / Compliments of the / Author.? Affixed to the inside cover is a 2.75? x 1.5? label imprinted ?Inter Folia Fructus / Library of / JAMES A. GARFIELD / No.?The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his m

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        Satsu-shu Kagoshima Senki (Record of the Battle of Kagoshima in Satsu-shu)

      Tokyo, Japan: Funatsu Chujiro, 1877. Artist: Taiso (great resurrection) Yoshitoshi. Title: Satsu-shu [Sasshu] Kagoshima Senki (Record of the Battle of Kagoshima in Satsu-shu) From the Satsuma Rebellion. Publ.: Funatsu Chujiro. Date: Meiji 10 (1877). The print is contemporaneous with the battle memorialized. Size: (HxW) 13.75" x 9.5" (each of 3 pieces) of triptych. Oban tate-e. Signature: oju Taiso Yoshitoshi. Condition: Near Fine impression and state. No creasing observed. Immensely clean, front and back. Sharp, unbroken key block lines and with well-registered colors. Vibrant aniline dye colors, slight color transfer. Very good color choices, with black, olive, purple, red and mustard yellow dominating. Deft bokashi evident in the purple and elsewhere. Note that upright sword of central character on middle triptych almost certainly used gin (tin) or akegane (copper) to imitate silver, probably using starch-printing (nori-zuri) technique, and the metal-color has moderately transferred or off-set to part of the center of the left-hand triptych, but is scarcely noticeable except across a white sleeve. Fully trimmed; no outer margins. Comments: Right-side triptych includes addresses of artist and publisher, as required by law. Original price printed as 7 sen. The portrait of Saigo (general) Takamori [?] drawn byTsukioka Yonejiro. The Battle of Kagoshima in Satsu-shu is more commonly know as the Battle of Tabaruzaka. On March 4, 1877, Imperial Army General Yamagata ordered a frontal assault from Tabaruzaka, guarding the approaches to Kumamoto, which developed into an eight-day long battle. This ukiyo-e print states: "Very brave disenfranchised samurai got together and decided upon a military order for sending their soldiers to fight around a very important road going into Kumamoto." The samurai, in addition to swords, were armed with Enfield and Model 1857 Six Line (Russian) muzzle loading rifles and could fire approximately one round per minute.. Signed by Illustrator. First Edition. Near Fine. Illus. by Yoshitoshi. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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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."

      London: Edward Stanford; Cape Colony: J. W. C. MacKay. 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...""& "

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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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        Gedanken uber Vererbungserscheinungen und Vererbungswesen

      Kosmos offprint-extract 1877 - Extract from Kosmos 1877. pp83-93; Die Organanfange by Gustav Jager, then, continuing Overzier pp. 180-192. Some chipping to edges, tearing, few pages in back uncut. Uncommon extract dealing with Evolution. Overall very good. * 19th Century science. Evolution. Darwin. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience.

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        L? assommoir, 1877, Edition Originale

      Charpentier 1877 Edition originale peu commune et, selon le célèbre bibliographe Clouzot, "très recherchée, même sur papier ordinaire" publiée par Charpentier en 1877 , reliure demi - cuir avec un dos lisse orné du nom de l?auteur, du titre et de filets gravés à l?or fin. Les plats sont marbrés . L?intérieur est en bon état. Format in 12, 569 pages.

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      London, John Van Voorst, 1877.. FIRST EDITION 1877. 8vo, approximately 230 x 145 mm, 9 x 5¾ inches, engraved plate of beetles as frontispiece, pages: xxv, 256 including index, plus 2 pages of adverts, original publisher's blind stamped green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, original yellow endpapers. Small neat repair to closed tear at top of inner margin of title page, small neat repair to 1 outer margin due to bad opening, with slight loss of paper, several pages have a tiny nick to lower margins, endpapers, frontispiece and title page have light foxing, occasional tiny spot to margins, neat ink name to first blank endpaper (Henry E. Moore), otherwise a very good clean copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Das Schweizerland. Eine Sommerfahrt durch Gebirg und Thal in Schilderungen von Woldemar Kaden.

      Stuttgart, J. Engelhorn, o.J. (1877),. in-Folio, VII + 421 p., ill. mit Text-Illustrationen, reich illustriert mit 90 Holzschnitttafeln (Bilder in Tondruck) v. A. Closs, stockfleckig vorallem am Anfang und am Ende, Original-Leinenband. Rücken neu aufgezogen, Goldschnitt, Gebrauchsspuren.. Erste Ausgabe. Zeigt neben hunderten Abbildungen von Schweizer Städten, Landschaften, Brauchtum und Alpentieren, gezeichnet durch bekannte Künstler d. Zeit, auch das 'Eismeer' und den 'Mont-Blanc' (nach Calame) in den Savoyer Alpen. 'Edition originale rare et recherchee' (Perret).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 2415.

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        Physiologische Chemie : in 4 Theilen [komplett] 1. Teil: Allgemeine Biologie; 2. Teil: Die Verdauung und Resorption der Nährstoffe; 3. Teil: Blut, Respiration, Lymphe, Chylus.; 4. Teil: Die Organe des Thierkörpers und ihre Functionen, der Gesammtstoffwechsel der Thiere

      Berlin Hirschwald Verlag 1877-1881. gebundein in 1 Halbleinenband der Zeit, gr-8°, 1036 Seiten; Exemplar gestempelt, Einband altersgemäß berieben, mit Signaturetikett, hinteres Innengelenk sehr locker, Einige Seiten mit Randläsuren, sonst guter Zustand.

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        Carta De La Costa De Portugal Desde El Río Miño al Río Guadiana

      Dirección De Hidrografía, Madrid 1877 - Grabado por Gaban. 98 x 61 cm. Anotaciones a lápiz realizadas por anterior poseedor, buen estado.

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        Drainage Map of Colorado, Department of the Interior US Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories

      Julius Bien, New York 1877 - Medium: Lithograph Dimensions: 26.5 x 37.5 inches By: Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, U.S. Geologist in charge and Topography by A.D. wilson, G.R. Bechler, Henery Gannett, G.B. Chittenden and S.B. Ladd

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      Edition : PARIS, GERMER BAILLIERE, 1877 - Traduit 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. Très bon état [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Novels - 25 volumes

      25 half-leather bound hardbacks, gilt lettering. All vols: Cover with spine edge wear, rubbed corners, rubbed spine, paper over boards with some tears and scuffs. Binding tight unless noted. Printed end papers and page edges. End papers and pp are VG+, lightly toned, a few with smudges. Many vols look unread, All are illustrated with b/w frontispiece. Publication dates range from 1877 to 1894, most are undated. Obviously reprints from a cloth-bound edition. Includes" Yolanda. Shandon Bells, That Beautiful Wretch (front hinge cracked, not loose), Madcap Violet, Kilmeny, In Silk Attire, The Handsome Humes (Front hinge cracking), Highland Cousins (front hinge cracked, not loose), Wolfenberg, The Magic Ink (front cover with large chip in paper), Green Pasture and Piccadilly, White Heather (front board detached), Macleod of Dare (front hinge cracked not loose, title page loose), In Far Lochaber (front hinge crcked and loose, printed end paper partially detached), Stand Fast, Craig-Royston (front hinge cracked not loose, paper front cover torn),The Atrange Adventures of a House-Boat (front hinge cracked), Donald Ross of Heimra (from hinge cracked), White Wings (front hinge cracked, back end paper watermarked), Prince Fortunatus (front hinge cracked), The Strange Adventures of a Phaeton, A Daughter of Heth (a few front pages with watermark, upper front corner torn), Judith Shakespeare, A Princess of Thule (front hinge cracked, tear on front cover edge), Sunrise.

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        Is She His Wife?

      First Obtainable Printing of \"Is She His Wife? or, Something Singular\"DICKENS, Charles. Is She His Wife? or, Something Singular. A Comic Burletta in One Act. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1877.First obtainable printing. Sixteenmo. 80pp.Original brown cloth, decoratively blocked in black and blind, lettered in gilt and black. Off-white endpapers printed in red. A fine, bright copy. Housed in a custom maroon cloth slipcase, black morocco label on spine, gilt-stamped.Apparently no copy exists of the first (1837) edition of this play, Dickensí third published play (first performed 6 March 1837); this is the only published work by Dickens to which this situation applies. (The Gimbel collection has playbills for performances on 13 March and 6 April 1837.) Eckel mentions that the only known copy of this edition was at Osgood for their 1877 reprint and was subsequently destroyed in a fire there in 1879. A census in Eckel finds only three extant copies of the 1873 British reprint. Thus, the Osgood reprint of 1877 is the first obtainable printing of this piece.(The Gimbel collection does have a copy [of the 1873 English], probably the one mentioned by Eckel as lacking the back wrapper; the extensive McQuire collection of American Dickens did not have a copy; Vander Poel had both green and brick cloth variants of the 1877, as did Gimbel.)Eckel, 159ff. Gimbel B62. Carr, VanderPoel Dickens B530 (1 & 2).HBS 66292.$1,250

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