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        The Flooding of the Sahara. An Account of the Proposed Plan for Opening Central Africa to Commerce and Civilization from the North-West Coast, with a Description of Soudan and Western Sahara, and Notes on Ancient Manuscripts, etc.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1877 - Octavo. Original pink cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, decorative panel to front board in black and rear board in blind, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Monogram bookplate of Humphrey Winterton to front pastedown; 2 laid-in manuscript sketch-maps, one in in watercolour and black ink and measuring approx. 165 × 105 mm, the other in pencil, 180 × 115 mm, with further annotations verso. Slightly rubbed, spine sunned, pale mottling to boards, sporadic light spotting. A very good copy. Wood-engraved frontispiece, 8 similar plates, engravings to the text of which 3 full-page, folding map coloured in outline. First edition. Presentation copy of this wonderful piece of Victorian imperialist folly, inscribed to "M. de Vernsuillet, with the authors Compts, 11 Oct. 1880" on the front free endpaper. With two manuscript sketch-maps laid-in, annotated in French presumably by the recipient, and depicting Cape Juby, now in southern Morocco, where the author, MacKenzie, established a British trading-station in 1875, and from where he proposed to cut a channel into the al-Juf depression of the western Sahara, thereby making western Africa and the Sudan accessible to European vessels from the north. MacKenzie argued that his plan would enable the more effective policing of the slave trade and improved transportation of European goods to central African markets, pointing out that the continent's main rivers, such as the Congo and the Nile, were not navigable for their entire courses, so that camel caravan was the only means of access to remote areas. The plan had originally been suggested by French engineer François Roudaire in 1870, and Mackenzie could demonstrate the personal support of Sir Bartle Frere, though his claim to territory at Cape Juby, granted by a local sheikh in 1879, was fiercely contested by Hassan I, sultan of Morocco, and he was forced to withdraw by 1890; at any rate, the entire idea has in recent years been demonstrated as "a potential macro-engineering fiasco" (Badescu and Cathcart, eds, Macro-engineering Seawater in Unique Environments, p. 493). Uncommon: this copy furnishes the only recorded appearance at auction, in 2003. Ibrahim-Hilmy II p. 2; see further Trout, Morocco's Saharan Frontiers, pp. 150-5. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Voyage of the ?Challenger?.The Atlantic. A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of H.M.S. ?Challenger? during the Year 1873 and the Early Part of the Year 1876

      1877 - First edition. 2 vols. Portrait and 42 plates and charts (many folding, some coloured). 8vo. Original cloth, backs a little dull, otherwise a nice tight copy. xxx, 424; xiv, 396, 4ads. pp. London, Macmillan and Co., Through hisextraordinary enthusiasm for the science of the sea, and through the success of an earlier expeditionThomson managed to obtain the services from the Royal Navy of the Challenger. The subsequent voyage might be reasonably compared from a scientific viewpoint as the equal to that of the Beagle. The depth and breadthof the scientific harvestwas enormousand Thomson is often referred to as the fatherOceanography. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Viaggio nell'India Centrale e nel Bengala.

      - Opera contenente 303 incisioni e 80 tavole staccate dal testo (fuori testo). Milano, Fratelli Treves Editori, 1877. Volume unico. In folio, pp. 634 con Indici, fotoincisioni in b/n n. t., velinedi protezione, elegante leg. con piatti in percallina verde e dorso in pelle verde con titoli in oro. Prima edizione italiana di questo resoconto di un viaggio in India, durato sei anni, a partire dal 1863. Iniziato a Bombay, il viaggio si snoda attraverso il Konkan, il Dekkan, Baroda, il Guzerate, Udeypur, il Rajputana centrale, Jeypore, Agra, Gwalior, il Bendelcund, il paese de' Gundi, la valle di Bhilsa, Bhopal, il Malwa, Delhi, il Pendgiab e l'Imalaya, il paese d'Audh, Benares, il Behar, il Bengala, da Calcutta a Punta di Galla. Alcune normali fioriture con alcune zone di ingiallimento solo a pochi fogli, nell'insieme pulito e molto ben conservato. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: BOTTEGHINA D'ARTE GALLERIA KÚPROS]
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        Eigenh. Musikmanuskript.

      [Paris?, um 1877]. - 2 SS. Qu.-folio. Interessante Skizzen, die vermutlich zu seiner Oper "La foire Saint Laurent" gehören.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Sinclairs Notizbuch.

      108 (1) Seiten (1) Blatt Verlagswerbung mit 4 farbigen Reproduktionen von Aquarellen des Autors. Gr.-8, Fadenbindung, Original Halb-Leineneinband mit marmorierten Deckelbezügen und goldgerägtem Rückentitel, Farbkopfschnitt. der Vor- und Nachsatz stockfleckig, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch, ein Exemplar der Luxusausgabe in 1100 numerierten Exemplaren, hier die Nummer 330 von Hermann Hesse im Impressum signiert. EA WG 127. Hermann Karl Hesse (Pseudonym Emil Sinclair * 2. Juli 1877 in Calw - + 9. August 1962 in Montagnola/Schweiz) war ein deutschsprachiger Schriftsteller, Dichter und Maler. Weltweite Bekanntheit erlangte er mit Prosawerken wie Siddhartha oder Der Steppenwolf und mit seinen Gedichten (z. B. Stufen). 1946 wurde ihm der Nobelpreis für Literatur und 1954 der Orden Pour le mérite für Wissenschaften und Künste verliehen. Unter dem Pseudonym Emil Sinclair veröffentlichte Hermann Hesse ab 1917 einige seiner scharfzüngigen, von der Regierung als kompromittierend gewerteten Appelle, Aufsätze und Erzählungen gegen den Krieg und 1919 auch seinen Roman

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        Elsass / Strassburg du wunder schöne Stadt.

      Artist: Scheuren Verlag/ Schauenburg Caspar/ Moritz; issued in: Lahr; date: ca 1877 - - technic: Colored Lithography; - colorit: ; - condition: Perfect condition; - size (in cm): 48 x 58; - description: Decorative view of the city of Straßburg sourrounded by 8 different views of important buildings and places of the city.

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        Illustrations of the passes of the Alps : by which Italy communicates with France, Switzerland, and Germany

      Henry G. Bohn 1877 - 2 volume set. [109] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm. Bound in 3/4 leather over red boards. All edges gilt. Hardcover. Some scuffing, shelf wear. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. 109 plates and maps. v. 1. The Little Saint Bernard.--The Mont Genevre.--The Mont Cenis.--The Mont Saint Gothard.--The Great Saint Bernard.--The Monte Stelvio.--v. 2. The Cornice.--The Grimsel and the Gries.--The Bernardin and the Splugen.--The Brenner.--The Tende and the Argentiere.--The Simplon. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sancti Aurelii Augustini, Hipponensis Episcopi, Opera Omnia. Complete, Volume I - XII in 16 bindings (Patrologiae Cursus Completus. Patrologiae Latinae Tomus XXXII - XLVII)

      Paris, J.P. Migne 1877 - 12 volumes in 16 bindings, original half leather, some bindings repaired. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat de Roo]
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        Russische Revue: Monatszeitschrift für die Kunde Russlands. XI. Band. II. Hälfte. From the palace library of Tsar Alexander II

      Kaiserliche Hofbuchhandlung H. Schmitzdorff (Carl Röttger), St. Petersburg 1877 - Octavo (23.5 × 16 cm). Dark green gilt-tooled and blind-stamped full leather; white moire endpapers; gilt edges; [1], 290-576 pp. With the personal exlibris of Tsar Alexander II, featuring a pencil inventory number, as well as a shelf label. Lower spine and and corners very lightly rubbed; stain to lower edge of front board; overall a very good copy. Single issue of this important German-language journal, largely focused on historical, political, and economic questions. This copy is very handsomely bound and was formerly housed in the palace library of Alexander II, the much-respected "Tsar Liberator" (1818-1881), known for his emancipation of the Russian serfs in 1861, who was assassinated by members of the anarchist underground organization "Narodnaia volia." Among his many reforms and innovations, Alexander II also tolerated the increasingly brutal methods of the secret police, which sent thousands of dissidents into Siberian exile. In a custom gilt-tooled green leather binding, with white moire paper endpapers and gilt edges, with the Tsar's personal exlibris and a shelf label on the front pastedown. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1877 - 1877 Wisden : Rebound with Front Cover,

      1877. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1877 : Rebound with the Front Cover. This Wisden is bound in dark brown with gilt to the spine, the front cover is retained and it is nice and tall, it has a couple of light marks and a corner crease but a nice cover for the early Wisdens, page 19/20 has a bit of the page folded over due to a printing issue back in 1878, otherwise a very clean tall book with an original cover.

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        Caldwell's Illustrated Historical Combination ATLAS OF CLARION COUNTY, Pennsylvania, 1877

      Condil, OH: J. A. Caldwell, 1877. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First edition, 1877. Folio, leather backed green cloth gilt boards, 230 pp., maps, color tinted lithographed plates of homesteads, farms, businesses, towns, oil derricks, landscapes. Good copy, binding worn but intact, front flyleaf crinkled, soiled, some soiling and smudging to plates and maps, large folding geological county map after p. 179 lacking (because of this, the pagination jumps from 179 to 199), some of the plates with repaired tears, three plates with significant stains, double page map of the United States has marginal trimming otherwise very good. One of the best of Caldwell's atlases, with magnificent color tinted plates and a key oil country book.

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        Ornamental Textile Fabrics of All Ages and Nations: A Practical Collection of Specimens.

      London: Asher & Co., 1877. Folio, [2], 13, [50] pp., [50] leaves of chromolithographic plates, with tailpieces. Red cloth stamped with H. Holbein illustration in black and blind, with title in gilt, head and tail of the backstrip, and corners are slightly frayed, minor foxing; very good. Plates lithographed by Régamey after Kreutzberger. A historical catalogue of textile fabrics dating from ancient Egypt to the 18th Century, featuring fabrics from all over the globe. OCLC: 2993276.

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        The Barataria Ship Canal and Its Importance to the Valley of the Mississippi

      Memphis: Tracy & Co., Printers, 1877. First Edition. Wraps. Very good. 8vo. Printed, stitched peach colored wraps. 41 pages. Errata slip inserted before title page. This address resulted in an act by the 45th Congress (1878) to authorize the Barataria Ship Canal Company to construct and operate a ship canal from New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico. Scarce. 4 copies located in OCLC.

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        Revue sommaire des doctrines économiques.

      Hachette, 1877. In-12, demi-chagrun brun, dos à nerfs, filets bruns et dorés, IV- 339 pp. Rares rousseurs. Dos passé, petits usures et frottements. Bon exemplaire. Edition originale rare. La dernière main de l'auteur sur ses théories, intégrant les développements récents des sciences économiques.

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        Recherches Sur Les Mouvements Du Cerveau Et Sur Le Mécanisme De La Circulation Des Centres Nerveux (Thèse De Doctorat) Exemplaire De Pierre Janet

      Paris G. Masson 1877 - Grand in-8° broché, couvertures imprimées originales, 114 pages. 1877. Très petits manques aux coiffes supérieures et inférieures sinon magnifique exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Bacino delle Isole Eolie

      Firenze 1877 - Carta nautica stampata dall’ Istituto Geografico Militare. In buono stato di conservazione. Aggiornata al 1881. Dimensioni 960 770mm

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        Reisen in der Mongolei, im Gebiet der Tanguten und den Wüsten Nordtibets in den Jahren 1870 bis 1873.

      Jena, Hermann Costenoble, 1877. 8vo (21.9 x 14.1 cm). xl, 538 pp. with one coloured lithographed folding map and tenengraved plates and several text-engravings. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with red, gilt-bordered label, title in gilt.= First German edition of this report on Prschewalskij's [or Przewalski's] first expedition to Mongolia and Tibet. He undertook three more expeditions in later years, which made him the great discoverer of the region. He was one of the first foreigners to set foot on and describe the Lop Nor desert, the Altyn-Tagh mountains, and other areas. Private ex-libris on the front pastedown, slight discolouring at the corner-edges of the first few leaves. An unusually fine and clean copy of this rare work. Henze IV, 437.

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        L'art d'être grand-père

      - Calmann Lévy, Paris 1877, 18x25,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 40 copie numerate su Holland, solo carta di grandi dimensioni con 8 il Giappone e la Cina 20. Binding metà marocco bordeaux con gli angoli, di nuovo con quattro nervi set con ghirlande d'oro ornato con doppie scatole dorate decorate i loro centri di un gioiello freddo, coda ghirlanda d'oro, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano , coperture conservati, vincolante siglato P. Affolter. Una descrizione libreria tag incollato alla testa di una guardia. Bel esemplare con tutti i margini stabiliti piacevolmente. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 8 Japon et 20 Chine. Reliure en demi maroquin bordeaux à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de guirlandes dorées orné de doubles caissons dorés décorés en leurs centres d'un fleuron à froid, guirlande dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, reliure signée de P. Affolter.  Une étiquette de description de libraire encollée en tête d'une garde. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges agréablement établi.

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        Cope’s Tobacco Plant A Monthly Periodical Interesting to the Manufacturer, the Dealer, and the Smoker. Nos. 82-83, Vol. 1, Nos. 84-93, Vol 2.

      Liverpool: John Fraser, Jan. 1877 - Dec. 1877. Folio, [148] pp., engraved headpieces and some illustrations in text. Full pebbled blue cloth, title stamped in gilt to backstrip. Some foxing to endpapers, internally bright; very good. Cope’s Tobacco Plant was published by the firm of Cope Brothers and Company, and had a successful run of eleven years. Volume One, Number One appeared on March 30, 1870, and was completed with Number 83 in February, 1877. Volume Two ended with the number for January, 1881, which was also the final issuing of the paper. Each issue comprised twelve double-columned pages (except No. 83, Vol. 1, which includes a supplement), thirteen inches high and printed on thick coated paper, with frequent illustrations, and advertisements. The printer John Fraser, was also the editor. The contents of his periodical indicate that he was an ambitious and sharp-witted journalist with a preference for catholic literature. The Tobacco Plant was devoted to the cause of encouraging â€

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        Reisen in der Mongolei, im Gebiet der Tanguten und den Wüsten Nordtibets in den Jahren 1870 bis 1873.

      - Jena, Hermann Costenoble, 1877. 8vo (21.9 x 14.1 cm). xl, 538 pp. with one coloured lithographed folding map and tenengraved plates and several text-engravings. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with red, gilt-bordered label, title in gilt.= First German edition of this report on Prschewalskij's [or Przewalski's] first expedition to Mongolia and Tibet. He undertook three more expeditions in later years, which made him the great discoverer of the region. He was one of the first foreigners to set foot on and describe the Lop Nor desert, the Altyn-Tagh mountains, and other areas. Private ex-libris on the front pastedown, slight discolouring at the corner-edges of the first few leaves. An unusually fine and clean copy of this rare work. Henze IV, 437. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        History of the Indian Navy 1613-1863. BRIGHT SET IN PUBLISHER'S BINDING

      Richard Bentley, 1877. 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, free endpapers mildly browned; publisher's navy cloth, gilt backs, uncut, covers lightly age-soiled, backstrips faded to brown, small pulls at extreme headbands else a very good, bright, clean copy.

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        Promenade autour du monde. 1871

      1877 - de (6), 679 et (1) pages Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1877, in-4, de (6), 679 et (1) pages, demi-chagrin vert, plat de percaline vert richement illustré d'un décor noir et doré, Cinquième édition. Très bon exemplaire, dans sa reliure d'éditeur, et ne portant des rousseurs qu'en début de volume, de ce riche voyage autour du monde, copieusement illustré de nombreuses gravures en noir, dont de nombreuses à pleine page. Coins émoussés. Von Hubner, diplomate autrichien, voyagea dans toute l'Amérique, d'Est en Ouest, au Japon et en Chine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Lahr, 27. I. 1877. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "[.] Vor Manusripten weiß ich mir nicht zu helfen [.]". - Der Sohn des badischen Innenministers Ludwig Friedrich Eichrodt (1789-1844) war im Justizdienst tätig und trat seit 1849 auch als Schriftsteller hervor. Gemeinsam mit Adolf Kußmaul (1822-1902) veröffentlichte er 1853 die in den "Fliegenden Blättern" vorabgedruckten "Gedichte in allerlei Humoren", worin "die mißglückte Aneignung bürgerlicher Welt- und Kultursicht durch die unteren Schichten" parodiert und "mit der Gestalt Gottlieb Biedermaiers einer ganzen Epoche" ein Name gegeben wurde (DBE). Neben Satirischem schrieb Eichrodt auch Dramen, Libretti und Gedichte ernsten Inhalts. Vgl. auch Kosch I, 423.

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        TURKISTAN: Notes of a Journey in Russian Turkistan, Kohokand, Bukhara, and Kuldj

      - New York 1877, Scribner. Brown cloth, gold & black stamping, two vols., 411+463p., 21 b.w. photos, 18 illus., 2 color folding maps, very good, minor wear to head & tail of spine, one other map. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION S C A R C E The chief aim of is to convey the results of the author's study of the political and social conditions of the regions recently annexed by Russia. It is also a comparison of the inhabitants living under Russian rule between those living under despotism of the Khans. This is the narrow interpreta- tion.In a more broad concept, it is a contemporary view of Central Asia, the Steppe, Syr Darya, Tashkent, Mussulman life, bazaars, trade, Samarkand, Zarafshan valley, Hodjent, Kurama, Khokand, Bukhara, Issyk Kul, Semiretch, Kuldja and the Russian foreign policy in Asia, their administration, Khivan campaign and its consequences.With appendices to sup- port his study. Excellent primary source, well illustrated. Yakushi S99. "Monumental.a classic on the subject." Curzon Schuyler was an American diplomat who made a lengthy tour of the Tsar's domainions in Central Asia. Not published in Ame- rica until the following year. Nerhood 313. Scans can be sent by email.

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        The Burlington-Smiths: A Family History

      E. Stanley Hart, Philadelphia 1877 - Quarto. 296pp., 9 plates incl. frontispiece, 7 leaves of manuscript + 10pp booklet. Rebacked with tan cloth retaining the original calf boards with gilt lettering on spine. Frontispiece set of Smith of Bramham and cognate families of Smith Coat of Arms. Dedication page to the Earl of Derby. Illustrated with additional 8 plates with albumen prints pasted to heavy stock paper, including the Bramham Church, the New Testament title page of Smith Family Bible, facsimile signatures, arms of maternal ancestors of Burlington Smith, the house of Daniel Smith of Bramham, Otsego Hall (formerly Smith Hall), family Tea-Service, Stenton, and one sepia toned photograph of the Tomb of Sir William Smith.Contains 40 genealogical tables, an index of persons mentioned in the volume and a facsimile of a seven page handwritten letter dated June 16th, 1848, by Horace J. Smith addressing his father John Day Smith on his 80th birthday in a "commemorative paper. to review briefly some of the wondrous events of thy Era." (Horace J. Smith). The copy of the letter was requested by Horace's wife Margaret. There are a number of handwritten additions of dates in handwriting in the genealogical tables xvii, xviii, xix, and a small printed label with corrections pasted to table xviii. In addition an octavo size pamphlet is laid in containing a lithograph of the "Arms of Charles Lloyd of Dolobran," Montgomery County, impaled with those of his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Stanley, on page 2 with additional printed note of the "Chygoe's Island" of Samuel Smith on opposite page and six genealogical lists received too late for binding. Some wear along edges of binding with loss of leather and rubbed. Starting at inside front cover with front free endpaper, frontispiece, title and dedication page separated from block but present. Title page with app. 4 x 4" chip at right lower corner with loss of the word Author and the period after St. Acknowledgment through page 8 barely attached to block. Starting at page 295 and inside back cover. Block and albumen prints slightly age toned. Binding and interior in overall fair to good+ condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EHON TAKA KAGAMI: THE ILLUSTRATED MIRROR OF HAWKS. PICTURES OF DIFFERENT KINDS O

      - [Tokyo 1877-79, Nakamura]. Stitched yellow wrappers, title slips,issued in 2 parts:I:vols.1-3; II:vols.1-2, very clean, 111 woodblock illustrations, some double-page, contents very clean & solid, covers bit darkened. FIRST EDITION *** *** *** . . . JAPAN'S PREMIER SINGLE RESOURCE ON FALCONRY . . * A major resource on Japanese falconry, the capture, taming & teaching of falcons, the grooming, feeding and culture of the bird of prey. Wonderful illustrations of falcons, the associated tools & equipment, stands, methods of warming in winter before the hunt, winter hunting, respect for. On the flushing to expose game birds to be hunted by the falcon, the kill, capture of the quarry. How to tether, hoods, master's gloves and other accoutrements, field work, breeding, bathing &c. . * FIRST AND ONLY EDITION: This magnificent work was issued once in a single FIRST AND ONLY EDITION, and is complete in five volumes. The first series: 3 vols. were published in 1877, followed by the second series consisting of 2 volumes in 1879. Each volume has identifying title slips with: series 1: volumes jo, chu, ge in 3 parts]; series 2: the supplement jo, ge in 2 parts. . * PRINTING TECHNIQUE: This marvelous work uses crushed mica as an integral part of the hand-made Washi paper. These tiny flecks of mica give a sparkle to the illustrations, and are especially effective on the feather portion of the falcons. Mica gives a realistic and "high-tech" touch to the wood-cut printing technique. Printed by hand. . * Per Dr. Shigeru Oikawa, the eminent scholar on Kyosai, in a letter from him to us in 1998, he discusses the dates of the set. He stated: "Takakagami was, I think, first published in 3 volumes with the title .cover was blue or black. Then came the last 2 volumes .this time the.color was yellow. The exact date is not known but the first edition in 3 volumes [first series in vols. 1,2,3,] could be 1860's and some examples of the full set in 5 volumes has the date of 1875. Kyosai had finished all of the drawings in 1860's but the publication seemed to be delayed." . We have not found any supporting evidence to the above nor are these color covers cited in any bibliographies or other reference books stating any information about any 1875 edition. We have only found the 1877-79 edition. If the 1875 edition actually existed, by now it would have been listed in bibliographies. . *** KAWANABE KYOSAI: ARTIST & AUTHOR: * Per Brown: BLOCK PRINTING AND BOOK ILLUSTRATION, p.196. Kawanabe Kyosai aka.: Gyosai [1831-89] was a Kano painter, printmaker, illustrator, the son of a Samurai. Studied as a child under Utagawa Kuniyoshi, then in Tokyo under Maemura Towa, later under the most celebrated Kano Tohaku Chinshin who gave him the name Toiku at 19 years old. Loved drinking Sake, did some of his best work while under the influence, exhibited a the Vienna Intl. Exposition in 1873 & in Paris in 1883, where the West recognized his greatness. See below. . * Josiah Conder recognized his great talent & wrote a grand reference book on him: PAINTINGS AND STUDIES, Tokyo 1911. His famous KYOSAI GADEN, [L. Dawes p.92] was widely appreciated in Europe, it even had English captions for the foreign market! This was Kyosai's attempt to show the world a wide variety of ancient Japanese & Chinese painting styles; it is a magnificent set. . * COLLATION & SPECIAL ILLUSTRATING TECHINIQUES: None of the above reference books list details of a full set which was issued complete in 5 volumes: 3 + 2 vols. supplement. The full list of the set titles appears in the back of vol. 5 where a catalogue of Kyosai's titles are listed by the publisher. This title was issued as a serial in 1877,the supplemental 2 volumes in 1879. . * The collation of the set is: vol. 1,3,4,5, each have 10p.; vol. 2 has 11p. Every page is nicely illustrated, it contains some 111 illustrations in all. Most copies have mica-flecked paper that gives a sparkle and sheen to the bird's feathers. This technique is difficult

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        The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer.

      London Chatto & Windus 1877 - First illustrated edition, 8vo., half-title, numerous illustrations, 36pp. publisher's adverts dated November 1876 at end, occasional spotting to a few edges, publisher's red, stamped in black and titled in gilt, a little fading to spine and slightly rubbed at extremities, otherwise a very good to near-fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Erinnerung an die Romfahrt zum Bischofs-Jubiläum unseres heiligen Vaters Piu IX. am 17. Mai 1877,

      Pustet 1877 Hardcover Seiten 182 Format 14*20 altersbedingt guter Zustand, restauriert, Bibliotheksexemplar Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Virgin Soil].

      Gerhard Leipzig 1877 - Octavo (18.5 x 12 cm), two parts in one book. 283, 244 pp. Contemporary half-sheep over marble boards, spine with raised bands, gilt ruled. Fine copy of the rare first edition in book form of Turgenev's last and longest novel. It was this work, the last of Turgenev's novel, Virgin Soil, that established the writer as a global political and literary authority. In it, the psychological depth combined with the vivid descriptions of the desolate Russian countryside and its rural villages lend the novel a photographic quality not present in his earlier work - a harshness and rythm which is the sign of Turgenev's ultimate artistic maturity. Virgin Soil offers a complex and careful examination of the political unrest of Turgenev's times. If in Fathers and Sons Turgenev tactfully examined the nature of nihilist theories in the young generation, in Virgin Soil the writer confronts the full force of populism, a radicalised and highly politicized offspring of nihilism. No other copies of this edition were traced in the auctions since 1994. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Stgt., J. Engelhorn [1877]. - Erste Ausgabe,- Kosch VIII,772; Lipperh. Ga 54; Thieme/B. VII,114; Wäber 98.- Die Tafeln zeigen u.a. Ansichten von Aarau, Basel, Bellinzona, Bern, Chur, Luzern, St. Gallen, Thun, Zürich, Zug, Fribourg, Genf, Schaffhausen, usw. Im Text Bilder aus der Schweizer Folklore sowie Detail- u. Gesamtansichten von Städten, Dörfern u. Landschaften (Sarnen, Sion, Samaden, Montreux, Vevey, Lugano, Locarno, Küssnacht, St. Moritz, Davos, Thusis, Ilanz, Pontresina, Schuls, Interlaken, Appenzell, Rorschach, Amstetg, Engelberg, Disentis, Vrin, San Bernardino, Leuk u.v.a.m.). folio. Titelbl., VIII, 421 S., mit 90 Holzschnitt-Tafeln in Tondruck und 351 Holzschnitt-Textillustrationen von G(ustav) Bauernfeind, A[nton] Braith, Alexander Calame, Arthur Calame, L(udwig) Dill, Andr E. Disen, Th[emistokles] v[on] Eckenbrecher, G. Franz, K(onrad) Grob, C(arl) Häberlin, G. Herdtle, H. Herdtle, A(lbert) Hertel, E(rnst) Heyn, C(arl) Jungheim, A. Kindler, K(arl) Kröner, Diethelm Meyer, Franz Meyerheim, Paul Meyerheim, W[ilhelm] Riefstahl, R[aphael] Ritz, C. Roux, Matthias Schmid, Ad[olf] Schroedter, Fr[iedrich] Specht, B[enjamin] Vautier, Joh[ann Heinrich] Zügel ; Holzschnitte von A[dolf] CLOSS. Grüner OLnBd. mit reicher Deckel- u. Rückenpräg., Ecken u.Kapitale berieben, Vollgoldschnitt. Insgesamt sehr gutes, fleckenfreies Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Reise in Nord-Ost-Afrika. Schilderungen aus dem Gebiete der Beni Amer und Habab nebst zoologischen Skizzen und einem Führer für Jagdreisende. Erster und zweiter Band.

      Westermann, Braunschweig 1877 - 285 S. mit einer (gefalteten) Karte und sieben illustrationen - 304 Seiten mit drei colorirten Tafeln und drei Illustrationen, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 8°, Halbleinen der Zeit mit Rückentitel auf Papierrückenschildern, marmorierter Schnitt, Bibliotheks-Exemplare (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit leichten Rückständen von den Rückenschildern, Stempel auf Vorsatz, Titel und auf der Rückseite der Karte, Kanten minimal berieben, Papier vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig, die Karte mit kleinem Einriss, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New Zealand: Graphic and Descriptive.

      London Sampson Low Marston et al 1877 - First edition, listing 425 copies of this subscriber's issue, atlas folio (56.5 x 43cm). Dedication Leaf, List of Subscribers, lithographic half-title with mounted chromolithographic plate and 24 chromolithographic plates mounted on heavy paper, captioned in margins, from drawings by Barraud, 6 black & white lithographic plates, 31 woodcut illustrations and map of New Zealand with inset maps of Auckland and the Otago gold-fields; some leaves slightly chipped at fore-edge, half-title and 1 plate lightly spotted. Publisher's brown cloth lettered and illustrated in gilt, modern tan morocco spine and corners, original yellow endpapers, inner cloth hinges; lightly rubbed. Illustrated with brightly hued renditions of provincial New Zealand scenes, including the Pink and White Terraces destroyed in the eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886. Topographical artist and founder member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Barraud travelled widely in both the North and South Island. This work is the climax of his artistic endeavours, carried to London for printing by lithographers C.F. Kell. William T.L. Travers (1819-1903), naturalist and politician, founded the New Zealand Institute and was one of the earliest explorers of Nelson province, New Zealand. Hocken, p. 303; Bagnall 320; Ellis, Early Prints of New Zealand 1642-1875, 895-925. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in the Slavonic Provinces of Turkey-in-Europe.

      Daldy, Isbister, London., 1877. Second edition, revised, with an additional three chapters by A.P. Irby. Preface by W.E. Gladstone. Octavo. Two volumes: pp xviii, 313; [iv], ii, 342. Illustrations from original sketches by F. Kanitz; folding coloured map. Period binding of full tan calf with raised bands, gilt decorated spines, gilt rules, burgundy red and black leather author- and title-labels. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. An account of travels through southern Bulgaria, Serbia, northern Albania, and Montenegro in the 1860's by two women with pronounced pan-Slavic tendencies. They were arrested in the Carpathian mountains as spies in 1858 at a point when they were as yet unaware of their political sympathies. Gladstone, in this second edition, describes the book as "the best English book I have seen on Eastern matters." On the half-title is the ownership inscription "C Coleridge 1 Sussex Square 1877". Covers lightly scuffed, one corner bruised and with traces of minor repair to the hinges. Edges a little spotted. Very good set.

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        [Manuscript]: Miscellaneous Essays. Teaching English to German Children. Thesis submitted to the State Board of Examiners at the Keystone State Normal School. May 31, 1877 (with additional material)

      [Kutztown], Pennsylvania: Keystone State Normal School, 1877. Near Fine. Manuscript text of a thesis on Teaching English to German Children with additional essays, lesson plans, and detailed financial accounts by a female language teacher. Contained in three contemporary blank books. Although not clearly identified the name "Caterina Rocquerina" (about whom we can find nothing) appears in the hand of the author, although it may also refer to a friend, or could be a nickname.Three manuscript volumes as follows.1. Miscellaneous Essays. Teaching English to German Children. Thesis submitted to the State Board of Examiners at the Keystone State Normal School. May 31, 1877. Quarto. Red half calf gilt and textured papercovered boards. Title page detached but present, light rubbing, near fine. The title essay or thesis consists of 68 pages. Neatly handwritten and easily readable, it contains approximately 18,000 words, with chapters and sections clearly delineated. There are additional essays covering 54 pages and comprising an additional approximately 14,000 words (for a total of 122 pages and approximately 32,000 words). The secondary essays cover a variety of subjects including The Learned Profession, The Art of Pleasing, Saying No, It Takes Two to Quarrel, A Habit of Meditation and others.2. Financial Notes [1]. Small quarto. Red quarter calf and marbled paper covered boards. Slight rubbing, the final flyleaf has been trimmed and both that page and the rear pastedown have been used by someone else (a young male, likely) to trace his hand and the hand of his girlfriend, else near fine. Contains very detailed financial notes from 1876 to 1891 by the same person who wrote the essays, detailing pretty much every penny she spent and earned. The locations of her bank accounts seem to be from around Allentown, Pennsylvania, and many of her expenditures were for school supplies. Among her other expenditures are clothing that included dresses, silk, lace and other textiles.3. Financial Notes [2]. Small quarto. Black quarter calf and marbled paper covered boards. Slight rubbing, the final flyleaf and last leaf of text (likely blank) have been removed, near fine. A few additional leaves have been laid in. Curiously, the white portions of the marbled paper have been filled with hard-to-decipher pencil notations, some possibly in Latin. Roughly the first half of the volume consists of 46 pages of lesson plans handwritten by the same person in French (except for the headers which are in English) comprising approximately 12,000 words. The second half of the volume again comprises very detailed financial notes from 1895 and 1896. In addition to her monthly expenses, there are pages for home improvements and gifts and contributions. Near the end are the names and addresses of two friends.A small but interesting archive of material created by a female teacher in Pennsylvania.

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

      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.

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        L'Art arabe d'après les monuments du Kaire depuis le VIIe siècle jusqu'à la fin du XVIIIe.

      Paris Morel 1877 - Four volumes comprising 3 folio volumes of lithographs and 1 text volume, 4to. pp. viii, 296; viii; viii; viii. Illustrated with 200 lithographs plates, 130 in colour, 48 tinted; text volume with 34 plates and 73 text illustrations; 5 plates smaller and mounted to size, scattered light foxing. Modern dark blue half morocco gilt, marbled sides, a very good, attractive set. One of the most important books on Islamic art and architecture, focusing on monuments in Egypt. Emile Prisse d'Avennes, orientalist & Muslim convert, obsessive in his attention to detail, was, after Champollion, the greatest pre-twentieth century Egyptologist. A French nobleman by birth, though impoverished, Prisse d'Avennes seems to have spent his life in the pursuit of the exotic. After a period fighting for Greek independence he travelled to India, a journey that prefigured his extensive Middle Eastern travels, which during the next 40 years took him to Palestine, Syria, Sudan, Ethiopia, Arabia, Persia, and most importantly Egypt and Algeria where he lived. Like Coste, Prisse d'Avennes worked for the Viceroy Mohammed Ali, though he quarrelled with Mohammed Ali subsequently and left his service. In 1860, Prisse d'Avennes returned to France with the fruits of his travels: 300 folio drawings, 400 metres of bas-reliefs, 150 photographs of important architectural details, 150 sketches, and daguerrotypes and numerous plans, details and elevations copied on the scene; he also returned with 29 skulls from ancient mummies, to each of which he had succeeded in ascribing a date, name and function. Until his death in 1877 this wealth of material was to occupy him completely as he sought to organise it for publication. Teams of artists, trained specifically for the purpose, attested to the 'constant and jealous attention' he lavished on his work, the result of which is this majestic and important book. Many of the examples produced have since disappeared, so the importance of the book, which post-dates the Description de l'Egypte by 6 decades and can be seen in some ways as a commentary upon it, cannot be underestimated. Creswell 81. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arctic Expedition, 1875-6. Journals and proceedings of the Arctic Expedition, 1875-6, under the command of Captain Sir George S. Nares, R.N., K.C.B. . Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty, 1877.

      London H. M. S. O 1877 - First edition. Folio, viii, 484pp., 16 folding maps, 16 plates, illustrations in the text, contemporary blue half roan, marbled boards, lightly faded, neat restoration to extremities, an excellent copy. One of the most valuable sources for the history of exploration in northern Canada. The Nares expedition, so called after its commander George Nares (1831-1915), sailed in two ships, HMS Alert and HMS Discovery, in late May of 1875, in quest of the North Pole. The ships reached Lady Franklin Bay on North Ellesmere Island and the Alert went on to reach the extreme north of the island, the highest latitude that had yet been reached by a ship. In April 1876, three separate sledge parties set out but the men showed serious signs of scurvy and several members died. Nares was forced to abandon the expedition and returned to England in September that year. Despite the difficulties faced by the expedition, it did produce important scientific results including a study of Inuit dog disease and a volume of physical observations. The Nares expedition is one of the best documented Arctic expeditions, with eight Parliamentary Blue Books alone devoted to it between 1875 and 1878. Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson wrote "[The Arctic Blue Books] are beyond comparison the most important tool of knowledge in this field ." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'expression des émotions chez l'homme et les animaux

      1877 - [4]-VI-[2]-404-[1] pp., 7 Paris, G. Reinwald et Cie, 1877, in-8, [4]-VI-[2]-404-[1] pp, 7 pl, 20 pp. de catalogue éditeur, percaline verte de l'éditeur, dos lisse, titre et ornements dorés, encadrement à frois sur les plats [A. Lenègre], Seconde édition française. La traduction est due à Samuel Pozzi et René Benoit. Ce texte forme le pendant de l'un des ouvrages portant le titre Descendance de l'homme : "Darwin s'est efforcé de découvrir dans l'étude attentive des mouvements de l'expression, dans la recherche de leur mode d'origine et de développement, une série d'arguments nouveaux en faveur de l'évolution" : l'expression des émotions n'est pas innée, elle s'apprend. Intéressante rencontre de deux enfants du XIXe siècle : l'anthropologie et de la physiologie. L'ouvrage est orné de 7 planches en héliotypie d'après des photographies, dont les fameuses expériences de Duchenne de Boulogne sur le "mécanisme de la physionomie humaine ou analyse électrophysiologique de l'expression des passions", et d'une vingtaine de figures sur bois dans le texte montrant les expressions prises par le visage humain et les gueules des animaux. Percaline en très bel état. Quelques rousseurs pâles [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TWO-PAGE LETTER WRITTEN IN PENCIL TO RICHARD HAMILTON, FIRST SHERIFF OF UINTA COUNTY, WYOMING

      Henerys Fork: Holograph Letter, 1877., 1877. First edition. 8" x 5" penciled letter on two sides, dated April 19, 1877. An interesting two-page penciled letter to Richard Hamilton, first sheriff of Uinta County, Wyoming. Hamilton was a brother-in -law of W. A. Carter of Fort Bridger, Wyoming, and also located in Uinta County. Hamilton was the overseer for Carter's cattle business Uinta County is located in the south western corner of Wyoming next to Utah and in addition to Fort Bridger is also the home of Evanston, Wyoming. The letter says "Henerys Fork, April 19, 1877. Mr. Hamilton: Lannigan starts this morning with all the turnips he came here yesterday with the intention of going back to the upper herd but his team was gave out when he got here so he had to remain until this morning. I will show the man you sent here all I can about the place. We got 2 days in on the fence it snowed Tuesday all day and yesterday it was so muddy we could not work at the fence. We are going to work at it today again laying this kind of fence goes very slow. I will do all I can while I stop here. I want to go to Smiths Fork by the time you commence branding to try and find what few cattle I have and sell them. This man will need some cooking articles when I leave here if he has no stove he will need a bake oven. I think there is one at the upper herd that Hoops had when cooking for the Herders, we are nearly out of grub the herders being here a week nearly cleaned us out of coffee & sugar and we need lard & matches & soap and you ought to send a few nails to fix the sluice boxes. Yours Respectfully, Peter McCulloch. John says send him some tobacco." The usual folds, else a very good letter.

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        Centralblatt für Gynäkolige - Zentralblatt für Gynäkologie, 1.(1877) - 20. (1896) Jahrgang. 20. Bde.

      Leipzig, Druck und Verlag von Breitkopf und Härtel, 1877, 8, 20 orig. Leinenbände, mit fleuraler Deckel- und Titelprägung und reichlicher Rückenvergoldung feines Exemplar. Fine copy of the first 20 volumes, the 'Centralblatt für Gynäkologie", it is an important source for every one interested in the Origin of Modern Gynaecology. Here just a few samples of the important original contributions printed in this 20 volumes:Hegar, Alfred (1830-1914): Ueber die Exstirpation normaler und nicht zu umfänglichen Tumoren degenerierter Eierstöcke (1(1877): pp.297-307 2(1878): pp. 25-39)."Hegar develpoed Battey's operation and employed it for the treatment of various ovarian condition." Garrison & Morton No.6067Ruge, Carl Arnold (1846-1926) & Veit, Johann (1852-1917): Anatomische Bedeutung der Erosionen am Scheidentheil (1 (1877): pp.17-19). Meilensteine in der Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe Garrison & Morton No.6069Olshausen, Robert v. (1835-1915): Ueber ventrale Operation bei Prolapsus und Retroversio uteri (10 (1886): pp.698-701). "First account of Olshausen's operation for retroversion of the uterus". Garrison & Morton No.6083Walcher, Gustav Adolf (1856-1935): Die Conjugata eines engen Beckens ist keine konstante Größe, sondern lässt sich durch die Körperhaltung der Trägerin verändern (13 (1889): pp.892-893). "First description of the "Walcher position"." Garrison & Morton No. 6200Olshausen, Robert v. (1835-1920): Über Exstirpation der Vagina (19 (1895): pp. 1-6). "The operation of excision of the vagina was introduced by Olshausen." Garrsion & Morton No.6098Knauer, Emil (1867-1935): Einige Versuche über Ovarientransplantation bei Kaninchen (Vorläufige Mittheilung) (20 (1896): pp. 524-528). "Kanuer implanted ovaries into immature or castrated animals, producing development of sexual characteristics, thus demonstrating the existence of an ovarian hormone."Milestones in Gastroenterology and Metabolic Research Garrison & Morton No. 1178.1Mackenrodt, Alwin Karl (1859-1925): Ueber den künstlichen Ersatz der Scheide (20 (1896): pp.546-550). "Mackenrodt's operastion for the plastic reconstruction of the vagina". Garrison & Morton No.6103Wertheim, Ernst (1864-1920): Über Blasen-Gonorrhöe (20 (1896): pp. 1-10). "Wertheim demonstrated the gonococcus in actue cystitis." Garrison & Morton No. 6103see - James vV. Ricci, One Hundredy Years of Gynecology, 1800-1900: p.86, 99, 97, 99, 107, 143, 144, 175, 176, 203, 219, 296, 317, 318, 352, 406, 411, 419, 420, 425, 429, 455, 463, 482,486, 587, 495, 496, 497, 500, 528, 540, 542, 557.

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        The Genealogist

      - London - George Bell and Sons 1877 - A selection of this popular historical and genealogical periodical. Containing volume I of the original series of 1877 edited by George W Marshal and then a further twenty-four volumes of the 'New Series. 'The volumes present from the 'New Series' are from 1884-1921. Volumes present are:I (2 copies), II, IV-V, VII-XIII, XVI, XIX-XXV, XXXI, XXXV, XXXVI andXXXVII. Volume VIII is lacking title page and contents. Cancel pages are to the rear of volume VII intended to be a replacement for pages still bound in. Volume XXI still contains original title pages from the quarterly issues. Frontispiece, title page and contents to volume XXV are facsimile in order to complete the volume. The second volume I of the New Series has facsimile pages as well, in order to complete the work. Volume IX is lacking a plate atpage 197. Where volumes can be collated from the contents page theyhave, and all volumes except the aforementioned are complete. Two volumes could not be collated using the contents and these are volume I which has 3 plates and volume VIII which has four plates. Condition: In a selection of mixed bindings. Most bindings are either half or quarter calf with paper or cloth covered boards. Volumes XIX, XX and XXII have ben rebacked with original boards preserved. Volume I of the original series and volume Vi of the new serieshave been rebound with original backstrip and boards preserved. Externally, generally smart. Patches of rubbing to the spines, mostly at the head and tail. Further rubbing to the joints and to the extremities. Volume II is lacking most of both spine labels. Volumes XXIII, XXXIV, XXXI and XXXVarevery heavily rubbed, particularlyto thejoints and spines. Split to the rear joint of volume XVI to thehead. Library label to the tail of spine to volume XVI. Loss to thehead and tail of spine to volume XVI. Smallpen drawings from a prior owner to the foredges of volumex IX-XII, not affecting pages. Front hinge to volumes II, VII, XII, XXIII and XXXV are strained but firm. Front hinge to volume XVI is tender. Rear hinge to volumes VII, VIII, XII, XVI, XXIII and XXXV are strained but firm. Rear hinge to volume II and volume I of the old series are tender. Libraryplate to the front pastedown ofvolumes XIII, XIX, XX, XXII, XXIII, XXXIV, XXXI, XXXVI, XXXVII 'Constitutional Club Library'. Weston Super-Mare public library plate to the recto of front endpaper to volume XVI. To the front pastedown of volume XVI there is a personal bookplate belonging to F R Wood of Chew Magna Somerset. Volume I of the original series has several plates to the front pastedown. Library date stamp to the verso of front endpaper to volumes IX, X and XI. Library blind stamp to title page of volume I of original series 'Pebwerth Vicarage' in addition to a prior owner's inscription. Volume VIII is lacking the title page and contents. Frontispiece to volumes IV and VIII are detached but present. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound. Binding to volume VII is strained in places. Pages 191-195 of volume X are detached but present. A few small holes topages 123-128 of volume IV resulting in the loss ofjust a few words. Tape repairs to volume X at several pages to thegutter. Note pages bound in to the centre of volume XXV with the notes of a previousowner. Pages are age toned to edges. Occasional light spots found throughout. Prior owners' annotations throughout most volumes to the margins and text, not affecting readability. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Original Autograph Letter, Signed]

      7 Huntley St. Govert St. W.C., 1877. One page, in ink, on an octavo sheet of blue stationary. Very good, accompanied by the postally used envelope. To J. Gimson Esq. of Leicester, thanking him for a loan: "I am extremely obliged by your kindness in sending me [a] Cheque for £10, which has just come to hand, & which, as promised in my letter asking the loan, I will repay as early as possible. I have never before sought such a favour from anyone in the party, nor do I think I could now have asked for it from anyone but you.'' An uncommon example of an autograph letter by the author of "The City of Dreadful Night."

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