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        Black Beauty: his grooms and companions. The autobiography of a horse

      London: Jarrold and Sons, [1877]. Translated from the equine … Octavo. Original red cloth, spine and upper board lettered and decorated in black and gilt, lower board decorated in black, brown endpapers (Carter's C binding, with the central medallion on the front cover showing a horse's head facing left). Frontispiece, 8pp. undated publisher's adverts at end. Extremities a little worn, unobtrusive restoration to inner hinges, traces of old clipping removed from front free endpaper, occasional very light spotting, a good copy of a book that is very rarely found in fine condition. First edition, presentation copy from the author's mother, inscribed by her on the front free endpaper: "Mary Sewell, To her good friend Mr Bull In Memory of the Author". As the book's bedridden author died only a few months after publication, a high proportion of presentation copies were inscribed by her mother, the writer Mary Sewell (1797–1884), who had taken dictation and transcribed the novel. This copy is in the most frequently seen binding, Carter's C.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        MICHAEL STROGOFF, The Courier of the Czar

      1877. Translated by W. H. G. Kingston. With Numerous Illustrations. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1877. 24 pp ads dated Oct 1876. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled, all edges gilt. First British Edition of this historical tale of adventure taking place during a Siberian revolt. The first publication in English, in October 1876, was in a wrappered American edition by Frank Leslie; this U. K. edition, profusely illustrated and in a handsome pictorial binding, came out two months later (in December 1876, despite the 1877 date on the title page). It is noteworthy that MICHAEL STROGOFF is listed in this October ad catalogue -- though that does not mean that the book had necessarily been published by then.~The binding of this copy is one of two variants (priority unknown): both have the same front cover and spine pictorial panels, but the front cover of this copy includes "Jules Verne" but not "The Courier of the Czar" (while some copies show the opposite), and the spine has a variant gilt panel behind the title. The publisher's monogram blindstamp on the rear cover is also in a different style than on some copies.~This is a near-fine copy, with minor rubbing at the extremities but overall with very little wear or soil; atypically for this hefty volume, the delicate original pale yellow endpapers are not cracked. This first British edition is quite uncommon, and does not seem to turn up in any better condition. Taves & Michaluk V015; Edwards 15.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Stanford’s Map of Turkey in Europe and Her Tributary States, Together with Such Parts of Russia, Austria, Turkey in Asia & Persia as are More Immediately Concerned in the Settlement of the Eastern Question

      London: Edward Stanford, April 12, 1877. . Map dimensions 73 x 106 cm, overall dimensions 75.5 x 111 cm. Large folding map of the regions from central and eastern Europe through the Caucasus and across to the eastern shores of the Caspian Sea and the northern reaches of the Persian Gulf. Original colour in block and outline. Dissected into 32 sections and mounted on linen, folds between original brown cloth covers, Stanford’s yellow printed advertisements to the inner cover and the folded end section of the map and their printed title label to the upper board. Some light wear to the covers and the title label, save for some light toning to the paper, the map in very good condition. The map illustrates the overall theatre of the Russo-Turkish War and the bordering states affected by the conflict. The prospect of Russian ascendancy in the region in the face of the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire heightened British fears and led to widespread coverage and debate on the “Eastern Question”.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Cyprus, Its Ancient Cities, Tombs and Temples, A Narrative of Researches and Excavations DuringTen Years' Residence as American Consul in That Island.

      John Murray, London 1877 - pp xix, 448, complete with all maps and illustrations. Fine first edition in half morocco, decorative endpapers. Tidy gilt libary stamp on front board, some foxing to prelims. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books ABA ANZAAB]
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        TABLE TALK

      1877. Fine. ALCOTT, A. Bronson. TABLE-TALK. Boston: Robert Brothers, 1877. First edition. xii,178, + [2] pp. publisher's adv. 12mo. Publisher's binding; terra-cotta cloth, bevelled boards, gilt-stamped title to spine and upper boards, decorative wrap-around frieze gilt-stamped at top-edge, brown coated endpapers, t.e.g. A fine copy, with just a touch of edgewear at heel and crown, and some light soiling to cloth. (BAL 117). In addition, this volume has the ink ownership of Mrs. Daniel Lothrop (1844-1924) on the first blank; she is best-known by her pseudonym Margaret Sidney, the author of the children's classic The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew. She was the wife of Daniel Lothrop (1831-1892), the Boston publisher, and a resident of Concord, MA, beginning in 1883. The verso of the ffep. has a full-page note by F. B. Sanborn (1831-1917), who was a school teacher in Concord, where his students included the children of Emerson, Hawthorne and Henry James, Sr.; his relationship with the Transcendentalists resulted in the publication of many books about members of that circle, including A. Bronson Alcott: His Life and Philosophy (1893), written with W. T. Harris. Sanborn has written: "This was never real Table-Talk but was made up from Mr. A's Diaries and loose Mss. ...and indicates the immensity of br A's reading, in which he went beyond Emerson...;" he continues by mentioning when and where the book was written, below which he signed his initials "F.B.S."

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        Géographie de la soie. Étude géographique et statistique sur la production et le commerce de la soie en cocon. Mémoire couronné par la Société de Géographie de Lyon

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

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Journal of Four Days' Tour in North Wales by a Party of Five

      London: Privately Printed, 1877. Leather lightly scuffed, evidence of minor archival repair to the spine, light rippling to pages (caused by the mounting of the photographs), hint of foxing; a lovely copy overall of a period travelogue with excellent photographs and typography.. First Edition. Octavo. Full leather with raised bands on spine, stamped in gilt. This delightful book features the tale of a family trip to North Wales as told in verse and photography. Inscribed by the author (unknown) to an Ellen Pitman and dated in the year of publication. With 55 original mounted photographs, many quite good, albeit discolored along the edges. The typeface throughout is particularly lovely and a good sample of font from this period. Comical woodcuts at the end of each chapter. Only one copy in OCLC, at the British National Library.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Elements of Natural Philosophy ,IV. - Spherical Astronomy

      New York: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1877. . 465 pages, [viii]. The five panelled leather spine is worn and chipped at the head and tail a bit yet remains solid, square, rather clean with all pages firmly bound in. The text is complete, sharp, clean and securely, firmly bound in. Previous owner's name on the FFendpaper.A particulary hard title to find in any condition. . "Fifth Edition, Revised and Corrected". 1/4 Leather w/cloth Cvd Boards. Very Good*/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Illus. with numerous b&w drawings, engravings and plates.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Textbook.

      [Bookseller: Benjamin Hish , Bookseller]
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        OUR NATIONAL BANE; OR, THE DRY ROT IN AMERICAN POLITICS. A TRACT FOR THE TIMES TOUCHING CIVIL SERVICE REFORM

      New York: Anson D. F. Randolph & Company, 1877. First Edition. Wraps. Covers lightly soiled. About Fine. Printed wraps; 118 pages. SIGNED at the top of the title page "R. B. Hayes/26 May 1877," while Hayes was the governor of Ohio.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS... APPOINTED TO BE READ IN CHURCHES

      Oxford: University Press for Peacock, Mansfield, and Britton, London, 1877. Areas of the silver tarnished, light wear, VG. Pica Post 4to. Refs." (11 5/8"). Bound by Parkins & Cotto, Oxford in full black morocco over beveled boards with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., gilt spine title, the covers with thick silver plate decorative corners and clasp, and featuring a silver plate cross on the upper cover

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        MICHAEL STROGOFF

      1877. 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.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Fall of Somerset

      London - Tinsley Brothers, 1877 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The scarce first edition of this historical novel by William Harrison Ainsworth. Not seen at auction since 1982William Harrison Ainsworth (4 February 1805 3 January 1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of 39 novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In brown cloth bindings. Externally sound, thiough with some dampstaining to the boards and wear to the spines. Corners bumped. One joint starting. Hinges tender, with two held by cords only. Internally, bindings strained. Pages have some handling marks and patches of foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Zoologist:

      1880 - London - John van Voorst 1877 - A uniformly bound set of The Zoologist. The Zoologist was a monthly natural history journal founded in 1843 by the publisher Edward Newman, published in London. Newman acted as editor until his death in 1876, when he was succeeded by James Edmund Harting (1876-1896) and William Lucas Distant (1897-1916). Originating from an enlargement of The Entomologist magazine, The Zoologist contained long articles, short notes, comments on current events, and book reviews covering the entire Animal Kingdom throughout the world, until The Entomologist was separated again in 1864. Although primarily textual, the journal did contains some scientific diagrams, several of which may be found in these volumes. Two volumes also feature lovely engraved frontispieces of birds, delicate vignettes to the rear of the preface, and several coloured plates. Contains volumes I, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII and IX only. Condition: In half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed with some heavier wear to the leather and spines in places. Two spine labels missing, one other with loss. Front hinge of vol 1 tender, 2 of 13 others slightly cracked. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean with only occasional marks and spots. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Our Centennial Memoir. Founding of the Missions. San Francisco de Assis in Its Hundreth Year. The Celebration of Its Foundation. Historical Reminiscences of the Missions of California

      San Francisco: P. J. Thomas 505 Clay Street. 1877, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 192pp. Very good. Octavo, bound in half leather and cloth, with gilt spine titles, and gilt rules, raised bands and decorations. Brown endpapers, with Armorial bookplate of Dan B. Minor. Bound in original paper wrappers, frontis., large folding map of San Francisco, illus., ports. Minor toning and soiling to original paper wraps; text block is clean and solid. An elegant copy of an account of the Catholic Church Missions in California. From the private library of Dan B. Miner, founder and owner of the Dan B. Miner Advertsing Agency of Los Angeles, Ca..

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        THE AMERICAN SENATOR

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

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        Sind Revisited: With Notices of the Anglo-Indian Army; Railroads; Past, Present and Future, etc

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1877. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Two volumes, pp xii, 343; iv, 331. Bound in light brown/mauve cloth with design in black, stamped in gilt on spine. Penzer p. 94-95; Casada 61. Both volumes lightly soiled and rubbed, corners bumped, rear hinges starting. Pinhole to spine of Vol. II. Otherwise sound and clean. Provenance: Earlyl owner's name (J.H. Livingstone, Nov 29, 1878) on title pages. Most recently from the collection of Burton scholar and bibliographer James A. Casada. Writing after a brief visit to Sind in 1876, Burton borrowed heavily from his earlier work, Scinde, or the Unhappy Valley (1851), but added material about changes that had occurred over the past two decades, as well as speculation about the region's future.

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus;

      London, Bickers and Son,, 1877. to which are Added those of His Companions. 3 volumes, octavo. Bound in full vellum, green and red labels, titles and decoration to spines gilt, rules and coat of arms to boards gilt, marbled endpapers. Folding maps to volumes I & II. Some spotting to boards, a little creasing to map in volume I, otherwise a clean set in very good condition The authors revised edition

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Alpen-Ansicht auf dem Ütliberg bei Zürich. Panorama des Alpes Suisses sur L?Utliberg pres Zurich.

      Zurich: Hri. Kelle, editeur de cartes geographiques, plans et panoramas, o. J. (ca. 1877). - 16-seitiges Leporello und separat im Einbanddeckel hinten eingeklebtes Blatt "Das Resaurations-Gebäude auf dem Uto-Kulm bei Zürich". In-16 /Kl. 8°, Originaleinband (Halb-Leinwand, stabiler Ppbd. mit Titeletikette. - Enthält gegen 500 Namen uind 360 Höhenangaben; Reduktionstafel im Einbanddeckel hinten. Titeletikette schwach fleckig; Ränder des Leporellos, nicht aber Stich selber, mit zahlreichen winzigen Braunflecken; sonst guter Zustand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Im Seefeld / E. Jetzer & Co.]
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        Life of Frederick the Great: Comprehending a Complete History of the Silesian Campaigns and the Seven Years' War

      London - George Routledge and Sons, 1877 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first English edition of this extensive historical biography of Frederick the Great, with beautiful illustrations by eminent German artist Adolph Menzel. In a recent fine crushed morocco with unusual marbled paper-covered boards. With 500 original black and white designs by Adolph Menzel. Franz Theodor Kugler, 1808 - 1858, was a German historian, art historian and writer. Adolph Friedrich Erdmann von Menzel, 1815 1905, was a German artist noted for drawings, etchings, and paintings, andconsidered one of the most prominent German artists of the 19th century. Condition: In a half crushed morocco binding. Externally, FINE. Internally, firmly bound, with onlythe very occasional handling mark or spot. Overall: FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Sind Revisited: With Notices of the Anglo-Indian Army; Railroads; Past, Present and Future, etc

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1877. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Two volumes, pp xii, 343; iv, 331. Bound in light brown/mauve cloth with design in black, stamped in gilt on spine. Penzer p. 94-95; Casada 61. Both volumes lightly soiled and rubbed, corners bumped, rear hinges starting. Pinhole to spine of Vol. II. Otherwise sound and clean. Provenance: Earlyl owner's name (J.H. Livingstone, Nov 29, 1878) on title pages. Most recently from the collection of Burton scholar and bibliographer James A. Casada. Writing after a brief visit to Sind in 1876, Burton borrowed heavily from his earlier work, Scinde, or the Unhappy Valley (1851), but added material about changes that had occurred over the past two decades, as well as speculation about the region's future.

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        Through Bosnia and the Herzegovina on Foot during the Insurrection, August and September 1875,

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1877. with an Historical Review of Bosnia. Revised and Enlarged, and a Glimpse at the Croats, Slavonians, and the Ancient Republic of Ragusa. Octavo. Original brown sand-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, Evans' crest gilt to the upper board, panelling in black to the upper board and in blind to the lower, marbled endpapers. Steel engraved frontispiece and 3 other plates, Great Seal of Tvartko, King of Bosnia, in red to the title page, numerous woodcuts to the text, folding map. A little rubbed,neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down, light browning, a couple of leaves awkwardly opened, contemporary ownership inscription of William Lewis S. Stucley to the half-title, but overall very good. Second, and best edition, with Evans' "Historical Review" improved "having obtained access to some new authorities on Bosnian history", and some additional "considerations on the present state of Bosnia, [and] the malign and artificial character of the Osmanlì government in that province" (Preface). The great archaeologist's first book, based on letters sent to the Manchester Guardian from his European travels, an account that is considered to be remarkably perceptive and even-handed; "Seen through the eyes of a foreigner, nineteenth-century Bosnia-Herzegovina inevitably assumed the features of a land pervaded by ethnic hatred, social injustice and religious intolerance. Yet these are not the only features that characterize Evans's image of Bosnia. He distinguished himself from all other travellers of his age by managing to seize upon certain forms of cultural syncretism characterizing the region. In fact, whereas other authors placed great weight on what separated different ethnic groups in Bosnia, Evans tended to underline what united them … It may be suspected that Evans was in search of certain 'characteristically Bosnian' syncretisms in order to find if not a solution, then at least a counterweight, to the religious, ethnic and social conflicts to which he was a passive witness. Evans's account is more than an investigation of - and in - the revolt" (Berber, introduction to the 2005 Italian edition, published in the Bosnian Institute's Bosnia Report, April-July, 2006). Uncommon.

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        [Strindberg] (LEIXNER, OTTO von)

      Anvisning att på 60 minuter blifva konstkännare. Öfversättning. Stockholm, J. W. Holm, 1877. 16 s. Häftad med laxrosa omslag. Lätt nött. Bakre omslaget med fläckar och med bläckkorrigering av den tryckta prisangivelsen. Lagd i en låda med marokängrygg med upphöjda bind och rik guldornering. Med Svante Svedlins guldpräglade pärmexlibris på främre pärm.. Ej i Zetterlund. Enligt Arvid Vikströms anteckning på sitt exemplar är den lilla skriften översatt av August Strindberg. Det har till och från hävdats att Strindberg i själva verket skulle vara dess författare, något som Teddy Brunius kunnat vederlägga genom att leta upp det tyska originalet som utkom i Berlin 1877. I texten driver författaren med konstkännarnas pretentiösa manér: "Besynnerligt, sällsamt - uttalas mycket långsamt med armarne i kors och ögonbrynen sammandragna". Strindberg verkade själv vid den här tiden bland annat som konstkritiker

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Lord Lytton's Novels. In twenty-six volumes

      78 - London - George Routledge and Sons, 1877 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A large, comprehensive set of Lytton's famous novels, in fine bindings. Volume I features a portrait frontispiece. With the pictorial bookplates of W. N. Nicholson to the front pastedowns. Contains as follows: Vol. 1 Pelham; Vol. 2 Paul Clifford; Vol. 3 Eugene Aram; Vol. 4 The Last Days of Pompeii; Vol. 5 Rienzi; Vol. 6 The Last of the Barons;Vol. 7 Ernest Maltravers; Vol. 8 Alice; Vol. 9 Godolphin; Vol. 10 The Disowned; Vol. 11 Night and Morning; Vol. 12 Leila and the Pilgrims of the Rhine; Vol. 13 Devereux; Vol. 14 The Caxtons; Vol. 5 My Novel (part one); Vol. 16 My Novel (part two); Vol. 17 Lucretia; Vol. 18 Harold; Vol. 19 Zanoni; Vol. 20 What Will He Do With It (part one); Vol. 21 What Will He Do With It (part two); Vol. 22 A Strange Story and The Haunted and the Haunters; Vol. 23 The Coming Race; Vol. 24 Kenelm Chillingly; Vol. 25 The Parisians (part one); Vol. 26 The Parisians (part two). Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton, first Baron Lytton (18031873) was awriter and politician. Bulwer's professional literary career began modestly, when Henry Colburn issued his first novel, Falkland, in March 1827. A lurid tale of adultery and gloomy philosophical posturing, it attracted little attention and sold poorly. Despite this, Colburn recognized the potential of his new recruit and offered 500 for another novel. Utterly different in character, Pelham, or, The Adventures of a Gentleman, published in May 1828, became a huge best-seller (George IV is reported to have ordered several copies to ensure that it would be available in each of his residences). The Disowned (December 1828) replicated the formula of social satire intermixed with sensational incident; the hero is a soberly contemplative scholar who learns that self-fulfilment proceeds from philanthropic action rather than solitary thought. Less didactic in its conception, Devereux (1829) is a rambling tale of political intrigue and Gothic melodrama set in the early eighteenth century, whose chief interest lies in its portrayal of the good and the great of the period: Swift and Pope, Bolingbroke and Voltaire, Louis XIV and Peter the Great. It is notable also for the rhetorical excesses of its apostrophic style: Wild brooklet Fortune freights not your channels with her hoarded stores, and Pleasure ventures not her silken sails upon your tide (1. 63). This mannered floridity of diction, accompanied by the persistent capitalization of abstract nouns, was to become a distinguishing and disfiguring feature of Bulwer's prose. Paul Clifford (1830) represented a radical new departure. Its eponymous hero was a highwayman, and its leading aim was to expose the pointless barbarity of the penal code of the day. In Eugene Aram (1832) Bulwer took Newgate fiction into unprecedented territory by fashioning a hero out of a notorious murderer. DNB. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart with just some rubbing to the extremities. Several joints starting but firm. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places to a few of the volumes. Very clean throughout, with just a few spots to some of the endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Illustrated Toronto: Past and Present

      Peter A. Gross, Toronto 1877 - Original purple cloth illustrated in gold and black. Illustrated with 59 two colour lithographs, each with it's own tissue guard. Errata slip at page 252 inserted. This copy with a presentation inscription on the endpaper "Mrs Houstoun Presented by Jas G. Worts June 11th 1881 on board Nipissing train" Worts was the the principal of Gooderham & Worts of Distillery fame. Spine faded and general wear to the extremities. Stamped ownership name to rear of first litho. Important book of early Toronto history. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ATLAS OF PHILADELPHIA AND ITS ENVIRONS [LBC]

      Philadelphia: G. M. Hopkins / F. Bourquin Steam Lithographic Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1877. Hardcover. PHILADELPHIA; PENNSYLVANIA; MAPS; Color maps; 17.5 x 14"; Covers scuffed,. Contents with light aging but VG. Maps mounted on linen hinges. Nicely done color maps of Pennsylvania New Jersey juncture. Unusually nice. Done on Steam F Bourquin lithographic press. Forty-six full color maps many of which are single sheet 2 page spreads . Two pp of b/w illustrations. very nice one sheet 2 pp map of Pensylvania, 2pp hisotrical Sketch of Montgomery County. one page of Business Notices. Sound and complete. .

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        Stanford’s Map of Turkey in Europe and Her Tributary States, Together with Such Parts of Russia, Austria, Turkey in Asia & Persia as are More Immediately Concerned in the Settlement of the Eastern Question.

      London: Edward Stanford April 12 1877 - Map dimensions 73 x 106 cm, overall dimensions 75.5 x 111 cm. Large folding map of the regions from central and eastern Europe through the Caucasus and across to the eastern shores of the Caspian Sea and the northern reaches of the Persian Gulf. Original colour in block and outline. Dissected into 32 sections and mounted on linen, folds between original brown cloth covers, Stanford’s yellow printed advertisements to the inner cover and the folded end section of the map and their printed title label to the upper board. Some light wear to the covers and the title label, save for some light toning to the paper, the map in very good condition. The map illustrates the overall theatre of the Russo-Turkish War and the bordering states affected by the conflict. The prospect of Russian ascendancy in the region in the face of the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire heightened British fears and led to widespread coverage and debate on the "Eastern Question".

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        Über die Beziehung zwischen dem zweiten Hauptsatze der mechanischen Wärmtheorie und der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnuung, respective den Sätzen über das Wärmegleichgewicht.Vienna: Karl Gerold, 1878.

      First edition of the foundation work of statistical thermodynamics, containing the Boltzmann principle expressing the relation between entropy and probability, <i>S = k</i> log <i>W</i>, where <i>S</i> is the entropy of a system, <i>W</i> the thermodynamic probability of the same system, and k a universal constant (later named the Boltzmann constant by Planck). "This formula connects a thermodynamic or macroscopic quantity, the entropy, with a statistical or microscopic quantity, probability... These results gave rise to a paradox. If Newtonian mechanics held on the molecular level, interactions between particles had to be reversible, whereas thermodynamic changes on the macroscopic lever were irreversible. The answer to this 'reversibility paradox' lay in the statistical character of the second law" (Oxford Companion to the history of modern science). This work is fundamental to all subsequent developments in statistical mechanics and especially in quantum mechanics.<br/><br/> "Each microscopic configuration possible for a gas with a given energy content is presumed to have an equal likelihood, and therefore the probability of any particular macroscopic condition is proportional to the number of microstates yielding it. Hence, in contrast to the original formulation of the second law, there is a finite, albeit small, probability for the entropy of a system to decrease" (Parkinson Breakthroughs). <br/><br/> "The result of this investigation, the theorem that entropy is proportional to the logarithm of the probability, is one of the most beautiful theorems of theoretical physics, indeed of all science" (Fritz Hasenöhrl). <br/><br/> This paper was presented in October 1877, but in fact not printed until the beginning of 1878.. In: Sitzungsberichte der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, LXXVI Band III Heft, Jahrgang 1877 October, zweite Abtheilung. 8vo (247 x 157 mm), the Boltzmann article pp 373-435; a fine copy, uncut and unopened in original printed wrappers. Rare in the original state as here

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        Wine and Wine Countries: A Record and Manual for Wine Merchants and Wine Consumers . . . New Edition

      London: Whittaker & Co., 1877. Small octavo, viii, 519, [1], 7 pages. Photographic frontispiece portrait, engraved title page, 20 plates (one folding). Second edition, following the first which appeared in 1862. An attractive work on wines and wine producers, with a decidedly English slant -- port and sherries, Madeira, champagne, etc. --though the wines of France, Germany (and even Australia) come in for their due. Andr&#142; Simon writes that the author relies heavily on Henderson, Redding and others. Gabler reports that Tovey operated a still as a young boy, and "thus he acquired a lifelong acquaintance with various kinds of spirits..." Of this work, Gabler writes, "He combines these [classic] wine sources with his own knowledge of the subject. The blend makes for interesting reading." Original decorated green cloth, gilt lettering. Edges of the text block foxed (with some foxing to the leaves around the lithographic plates, which are clean and attractive). Small chip from corner of the mount of the frontispiece (neatly repaired). Just a trifle rubbed, otherwise a very good copy. Scarce. [Gabler G41410; Simon, Bibliotheca Vinaria 10, 14; not found in Bitting or Vicaire].

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        Toussaint Louverture, general en chef de l&#39;armee de Saint-Domingue, surnomme le premier des noirs

      Paris: A. Durand et Pedone-Lauriel, 1877. Hardcover. Good. Paris: A. Durand et Pedone-Lauriel, 1877. 1st Edition. French. Collated. Half calf. Octavo, viii + 402 pp. Bound in a 19th century red leather binding, with moderate wear. Minor cover wear. Internally, very good-, with minor foxing. Damp stain on first end page and frontis. A 19th century account of the life of FranÃ&#131;Æ&#146;Ã&#134;â&#128;&#153;Ã&#131;â&#128;&#154;Ã&#130;§ois-Dominique Toussaint L&#39;ouverture (1743Ã&#131;Æ&#146;Ã&#130;¢Ã&#131;¢ââ&#130;¬Å¡Ã&#130;¬Ã&#131;¢ââ&#128;&#154;¬Ã&#133;â&#128;&#156;1803), a former slave who became the dynamic leader of the Haitian Revolution that liberated Haiti from France, he created and ruled the first black-ruled Republic, but who was captured by the French and died in captivity in France. The author of this book was able to read the secret family papers of Louverture that were preserved by his son Isaac Louverture and he provides a detailed and comprehensive description of L&#39;Ouverture, and the events that terrified slave-owners worldwide and shocked Europe and the Americas. * Contents include: Origin; Toussaint se jette dans l&#39;insurrection; Toussaint-Louverture fait ses premieres armes; Toussaint passe au service de l&#39;Espagne; Toussaint fait les conquetes du Dondon et de la Marmelade; Campagne des Gonaives; invasion de anglaises; Toussaint-Louverture, victorieux de tous ses ennemis, se range avec 4,000 hommes sous le giron de la Republique francaise; Toussaint-Louverture se distingue au service de la France; Toussaint-Louverture livre plusieurs combats contre les Anglais et s&#39;empare de plusieurs positions avantageuses. Toussaint-Louveture enleve aux Espagnols Saint-Michel et Saint-Raphael; Toussaint-Louverture venge sur les Espagnols le massacre du Fort-Dauphin; Toussaint-Louverture bat les Anglais dans plusieurs rencontres; Toussaint-Louverture fait la conquete du Mirebalais; TO chasse les anglais du Mirebelais; TO aux Cayes; il recoit la nouvelle constitution francaise; reddition de Santo Domongo; gouvernement francais recoit la constitution coloniale de Saint Domingue, expedition contre cette colonie; manuscrit de M. Isaac Ouverture; deportation de la famille Louverture; les noire reprennent les armes; a bord du Heros; yoyage de TO a travers la France; arrive du reste de sa famille a Bayonne; le Fort de Joux; interrogatoire de Toussaint Louverture; circonstances de sa mort; autopsie du cadavre; evacuation de Saint Domingue; reconnaissance de son autonomie; elle reprend le nom d&#39;Haiti; etc., etc.

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        LA REFORMA LEGISLATIVA. Revista de Legislación, Jurisprudencia y Administración. Especialmente dedicada al Estudio y Aplicación de las Leyes Hipotecaria, de Matrimonio y de Registro Civil y del Notariado. Redactores. Tomo VI. Nº 305 Noviembre Año 1877 a Tomo XXVIII Diciembre Año 1899 hasta Nº 1463. X volúmenes

      - Madrid. Imprenta y Fundición de la Viuda é Hijos de J. Antonio García. Establecimiento Tipográfico de Antonio Marzo y otros. 1877-1899. Diez volúmenes. Infolio menor, unas 500pp por volumen. Encuadernación homogénea gran holandesa puntas piel corinto de época, hierros y tipos dorados en lomera, cortes jaspeados. Algún volumen con la cubierta algo rozada, la holandesa excelente. Muy buen ejemplar. En la horquilla ofertada falta años 1882 y 1883. Cada tomo por año, excepto años 1877-78-79 en un tomo. Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WINE AND WINE COUNTRIES: A Record and Manual for Wine Merchants and Wine Consumers. Signed by the author

      London, Whittaker & Co., 1877.. SECOND EDITION 1877, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, (first published in 1862), 8vo, mounted original photograph of the author as a frontispiece, engraved extra title page with views of Chateau Margaux and Chateau Lafitte, grape harvesting and pressing, wine cellars, bottles and barrels, plus 19 plates including 4 maps (French wine growing diustricts), and a folded facsimile sheet of an autograph contract between Lord Nelson and Woodhouse & Co., pages: viii, 519 including index, plus 7 page advert, bound in the original publisher&#39;s green cloth, decorated and lettered black to upper cover, gilt lettered spine with small gilt bunch of grapes motif beneath author&#39;s name, blind rules and motif to lower cover. Covers slightly damp faded towards fore-edge, corners slightly worn, 5 mm (¼") split to cloth at foot of upper hinge, 10 mm (½") closed tear to upper margin of page 423, another slightly larger to top margin of folded facsimile of an agreement which faces page 424, both neatly repaired. A very good clean tight complete copy. The plates show Oporto wine boats, Douro boats sailing up the river, pressing the grapes and filling the tanks, women training the vines, harvesting the grape in Medoc, wine pests, bottling champagne, Elz on the Moselle etc. The book covers a wide variety of European wines, Champagne and wines of Australia. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 280 G39260. The author has inscribed the verso front endpaper: "R. Kervill Esq, with the Authors Comp(liments)". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A History of the Scottish Highlands Highland Clans and Highland Regiments

      Edinburgh & London: A Fullarton & Co, 1877 A History of the Scottish Highlands Highland Clans and Highland Regiments with an Account of the Gaelic Language, Literature and Music + an Essay on Highland Scenery (2 Volumes-as issued). Refurbished by Paul Delrue with new blue cloth covers retaining the original gilt title on their red and green leather labels. Rounding and backing and new end papers. Volume 1, (xxxvi), 776 pp. Articles on the Scenery of the Highlands by Professor Wilson. The followed by Part First - General History of the Highland with chapters on BC 55 to AD 446. AD446-843. AD843-1107. AD1107-1411. AD1424-1512 and continues in the same vein until 1748-to Present time. Has illustrations of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. William Duke of Cumberland and many more. There are also 16 colored Tartans all in VIVID color as well as numerous woodcuts in the letter press. Volume 2, (vi), 818 pp, and is broken down into Part First continued-General History of the Highland with articles on the Social Condition of the Highlands. State of the Highlands subsequent to 1745. Progress of Highlands during the present century. Gaelic Literature, Language and Music. Followed by Part the Second-History of the Highland Clans. Followed by Part the Third-History of the Highland Regiments. Again with a long list of Illustrations including 15 very well colored tartans, both volumes with their text block edges marbled. (additional postage fees) (Allibone, COPAC and for a full bio see ODNB)

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        VOCABULARY OF THE SHOSHONE LANGUAGE

      Salt Lake City. 1877.. 36pp. Original green printed wrappers. Very minor wear and soiling. Near fine. First edition, issued by the author. As early as 1855, Alexander Ross in his FUR HUNTERS OF THE FAR WEST had included a two- page "Snake Language" word list, but Hill&#39;s work is the most comprehensive vocabulary of English-Shoshone to have been published. Not in Streeter, Pilling, or Graff, and a rarity of western Indian linguistics. AYER, INDIAN LINGUISTICS (SHOSHONE) 3. JONES 1590. SIEBERT SALE 1049.

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        THE AMERICAN SENATOR

      1877. In Three Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1877. Original pinkish-ochre cloth decorated in black. First Edition, published at the end of this novel&#39;s serialization in Temple Bar magazine.~THE AMERICAN SENATOR will be read for the sake of its opening chapters, which set before the reader in a few pages the whole geographical and social pattern of an English county; for the sake of its hunting episodes, which are among the best not only in Trollope, but in the whole of English fiction; and for the sake of Arabella Trefoil, a masterly study of a girl without a heart... [Sadleir].~The name of the American senator who comes to England with Arabella and her mother? -- Elias Gotobed.~This copy is in the primary binding of pinkish-ochre cloth decorated in black (Sadleir identifies five secondary and remainder bindings, including one three-volumes-in-one). This light cloth is extremely prone to soil, but this set has less than usual (a slightly paler patch at the top of each front cover indicates that this set, like most, initially went to a lending library). There is minor wear at the spine ends, and a bit of bubbling of Vol II&#39;s front cover cloth. The endpapers are appropriately yellow but are not the originals; each bears a relatively recent bookplate. In all, a very good set. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 46.

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        Illustrations of the Logic of Science. First Paper. - The Fixation of Belief.; Second Paper. - How to make our Ideas Clear; Third Paper. - The Doctrine of Chances; Fourth Paper. - The Probability of Induction.- Fifth Paper. - The Order of Nature.; Sixth Paper. - Deduction, Induction, and Hypothesis.

      D. Appelton and Company November 1877 to October 1878, New York - The Popular Science Monthly, Volume XII: 2 blank leaves + TP + 1 leaf with portrait of Michael Servetus on verso + [1]-777 (with engraved frontis portrait preceding each month's first page) + 2 blank leaves, (Peirce's four papers appear on pp. [1]-15, 286-302, 604-615 & 705-718), Octavo. Ketner 00107, 00119, 00120 & 00121 respectively; Volume XIII: 1 blank leaf + TP + 1 leaf with portrait of Edward S. Morse on verso + [1]-776 (with engraved frontis portrait preceding each month's first page) + 1 blank leaf, (Peirce's two papers appear on pp. 203-217 & 470-482), Octavo. First Edition. Ketner 00122 & 00123 respectively. The first two of Peirce's revolutionary papers herald the birth of pragmatism while the next two expound ideas unique to Peirce and his genius. The last introduces Peirce's concept of abduction (though it is not yet called that). Any one of these extraordinary papers would have secured Peirce a place in the canon of American philosophy and logic but, taken together, they constitute on the of the great achievements in American philosophy. That Peirce published all six in the span of just ten months is breathtaking. Peirce formulated his doubt-belief theory in 1873, but it was first published in a series of six papers in Popular Science Monthly in 1877 and 1878. These papers do not constitute a rejection of the earlier theory of cognition; rather, they elaborate the earlier theory and set it in the context of biological evolution.Any organism that is to survive, Peirce held, must develop habits of behavior that are adequate to satisfy its needs. Such habits are rules of behavior that prescribe how we should act under given conditions in order to achieve a particular experiential result. Now such habits, when thoroughly adopted, Peirce called beliefs. Since to possess beliefs is to know how to satisfy one's wants, belief is a pleasant state: doubt, or absence of belief, is an unpleasant state, since one is then uncertain how to act and is unable to attain the desired goals. The organism will then seek to escape from doubt and to find belief. The process by which the organism goes from doubt to belief Peirce defined as inquiry. Clearly, there are various methods of inquiry, and the most satisfactory method will be that which leads most surely to the establishment of stable belief - that is, to belief that will stand in the long run. Pragmatism is Peirce's most famous philosophical doctrine, although it was made famous by William James rather than by Peirce. As Peirce defined it, pragmatism is purely a theory of meaning - not of truth. (EP, Volume VI, p. 73)Also in the first volume are Language and the English Civil Service by Alexander Bain (pp. 152-162); Evolution of Ceremonial Government in three parts by Herbert Spencer (pp. [385]-407, 545-555 and 6410-662); an article by Shaw entitled The Telephone and How it Works (pp. 559-569); Technical Education by T. H. Huxley (pp. 570-580); and Mayer's article On Edison's Talking-Machine (pp. 719-724). The second volume also contains the final three installments of Evolution of Ceremonial Government by Herbert Spencer (pp. 25-43, 146-166 and 292-302); Education as a Science in two parts by Alexander Bain (pp. 302-311 and 660-668); an excellent portrait of the young Thomas A. Edison (preceding page [385]); The Progress of Anthopology by T. H. Huxley (pp. 668-676);and Consciousness Under Chloroform by Herbert Spencer (pp. 694-698). Original publisher's green cloth binding with embossed front and back covers and bright gilt lettering on the spine. With two bookplates from a long defunct stitution (Poland Spring Library) on the inside front covers of each book along with occasional embossed ownership stamping throughout. These publisher's binders are extremely uncommon, most copies being rebound to suit the preferences of the libraries that were the most frequent buyers of these compendiums. A near fine set. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        VIVIEN

      London: Edward Moxon, 1877. An early reissue of the first printing of 1867. Illustrated with nine most impressive steel engraved plates (with tissue guards) by Gustave Doré. Folio, publisher&#146;s original green pebbled cloth highly decorated in gilt and black on the upper cover, the lower cover in blind, the spine beautifully lettered in bold gilt, all edges gilt. 49. A brilliant copy. Very fine with only a hint of occasional very minor foxing and a touch of bumping at the corners. Uncommonly nice for a book whose size renders it very vulnerable to great wear. AND ELUSIVE TITLE IN THE DORÉ OEUVRE. An Arthurian poem and an impressive piece of Victorian book design and illustration.

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        Skandinaviens Fugle, med saerligt Hensyn til Danmark og de nordlige Bilande.

      - Anden, fulstaendigt omarbeidede Udgave ved Jonas Collin. Kjöbenhavn,Fr. Wöldikes Forlag 1877. 8:o. Kjöbenhavn, L. A. Jörgensens Forlag 1879. Folio. (11),VIII-LI,(3),838,(2) s.; (2) s. + 106 handkolorerade planscher. Textband: Samtida halvskinnband, rygg med fyra markerade bind och gulddekor. Nötta yttre falsar. Planschband: Samtida halvskinnband med sex markerade bind och rik gulddekor. Titel och dekor i guld på främre pärm. Marmorerade snitt. Lagad vid ryggens huvud och i främre yttre fals vid fot. Mycket liten bit borta vid ryggens huvud och bit borta vid ryggens fot. Några planscher hårt skurna i yttre kant med någon textförlust av planschnummer. Texten något lagerfläckad. En del planscher något lagerfläckad, 16 planscher lagerfläckade. Från Gunnar Brusewitz bibliotek med hans exlibris i textdelen och hans namnteckning på första blanka blad i planschdelen. Ex libris Karen Neckelmann på främre pärms spegel och namnteckning Hother Neckelmann de 11 April 1894 på titelbladet i planschdelen. Textdel 20 x 14 cm. Planschdel 38 x 25 cm.*Planscher:I-LV. Plansch XXII, XXVI, XXVIII, XXIII, XL och LI med a och b. 1:e supplement 35 planscher. 2:det supplement 8 planscher. 2 onumrerade planscher. Ny Tavle III.[#\107010]

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        Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, or the Central and Western Rajpoot States of India ... Second edition

      Calcutta: [printed by G.C. De. The New Sanskrit Press] published by Harimohan Mookerjee, 1877. 2 volumes, quarto. (10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches). Pp.[i]-xxxiii, [1], [1]-639 [1]; [1-4], [i]-xxvi, [1]-674. 2 folding letterpress tables. 16 plates by N.C. Bose, S.C. Dass, T.N. Dev and others after Captain Waugh (6), Ghafsi (5) and others (including: 1 folding engraved cross-sectional map and 1 folding plate of script printed on recto and verso), occasional illustrations. Original green cloth, covers blocked in blind, the flat spines divided into five compartments with double fillets in blind, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth compartments. Very rare Calcutta edition of this valuable early study of the history, beliefs and topography of Rajasthan: only a single incomplete copy is recorded by OCLC. No complete copies of this Calcutta edition are recorded by OCLC, and no copy is listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty-five years. The plates are of particular interest. The plates are after the London edition of 1829-1832, and provide an interesting insight into the work of engravers working in the region at the time: little is known or recorded of the work of native engravers working in India in the mid-19th century. The author went to India as a cadet in the Bengal army of the British East India Company in 1799. He commanded the escort attached to the Resident at Sindhia from 1812 to 1817. In the latter year he was in charge of the Intelligence Department which largely contributed to the break up of the Maratha Confederacy in the Third Anglo- Maratha War, and was of great assistance in the campaign in Rajputana. In 1818 he was appointed political agent for the states of western Rajputana, where he successfully acted as an arbitrator between rival chieftains, settling their feuds. While Resident in Rajputana, Tod collected materials for his Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, a work of great importance for South Asian scholars. Tod presents the contemporary geography and a detailed history of Rajputana along with the history of the Rajput clans who ruled most of the area at that time. Tod&#39;s work drew on local archives, Rajput traditional sources, and monuments such as the Edicts of Asoka found at Junagadh. He returned to England in 1823 with a wealth of material for what became a fundamental study of Rajasthan&#39;s historical development. The first edition was published in London between 1829 and 1832, with a total of fifty plates. Most of the images were engraved by Edward Finden from originals from various sources - most notably a local artist whose name is given as Ghafsi, or Captain Waugh, a friend and kinsman of the author. The present edition demonstrates the esteem in which the work was held in the region, even fifty years later. A more immediate token was given by the ruler of Udaipur, who, when the work first appeared, renamed a village in Tod&#39;s honour: Barsawada became "Todgarh" (or Tods fort) - a name that it still bears today. OCLC 504180584 (British Library copy, imperfect: i.e. BL integrated catalogue, shelf mark 9057.cc.12)

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        Researches in Telephony

      Boston: Press of John Wilson and son, 1877 Book. Fine. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 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..

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        Through the Looking Glass, inscribed by the author

      London: Macmillan. 1877. Hardcover. Good. 1877 Original deep red cloth gilt 8vo, 224pp. Good copy with some repairs. Inscribed by the author in his signature purple ink, "Bertram James Collingwood from his affte. Uncle the Author, August 7, 1878."

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        BLACK BEAUTY. His Grooms and Companions. The autobiography of a Horse. Translated from the original Equine by Anna Sewell

      Jarrold and Sons. London. ND(1877). FIRST EDITION. 8vo.(6.8 x 4.5 inches). Engraved frontis. 8 pages of publishers adverts at rear. A very good copy in the rare Carter binding variant 'B' (John Carter. More Binding Variants in English publishing 1820-1900). Original publishers burgundy coloured cloth with front board showing the horses head facing right, stamped in black and with gilt reins, within a gilt and black floral and rustic design and the title stamped in black letters, the lettering expanding from the middle of each word. Spine lettered and decorated in black and gilt. Rear board ruled in blind. This copy has been professionally re-backed with the original spine laid down. New dark brown coated endpapers. The spine and edges are a little rubbed and the top of the original spine has a small area of loss but overall an acceptable copy in a rare binding variant. Housed in a full green morocco, felt lined, clam shell box with raised bands & gilt lettering.

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

      Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth. Good; 14.5 x 21.5 quarter-cloth Portfolio in Good condition. Missing leaf . with pages 3-4.. 1877 (1923). Portfolio. Illustrated by 30 chromolithographs; GWO 732. Second German language edition of Lessing&#39;s landmark classic. [CSROT 2709].; 20; 24 pp. .

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        BILUCHISTAN. No 1. PAPERS RELATING TO THE AFFAIRS OF KHELAT. [Cd. 1807].

      HMSO, London 1877 - viii.530pp. Bound with: "BILUCHISTAN. No 2. PAPERS RELATING TO THE TREATY CONCLUDED BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND THE KHAN OF KHELAT, ON THE 8TH DECEMBER 1876. [cD. 1808]" vii.363pp. British Government Parlaiamentary papers, the two papers bound together as Vol LXIV of Papers for Session 8 Feb - 18 Sug 1877. Contemporary marbled boards with scuffed and worn leather corners, re-cased early 1900s with library buff buckram spine and red title labels gilt, worn and labels very scuffed, small old gilt linstitutional library stamp to base of spine but no internal marking or stamping. . A massive collection of reports, diaries, telegrams, etc dealing with this troublesome border area. The British particularly feared the instability in Khelat could open a door for foreign intervention, as is shown in a quote from Sir H Green: "His [the Khan's] power over them is slight. In more than one instance in these papers we find a chief who has been unsuccessful in his rebellion inviting the interference of a foreign power, the latest example of which may be seen in the case of Moolla Mahomed, who decalres all Beloochistan to be subject to the ruler of Cabul as Assood Khan had before acknowledged the supremacy at one time of Candahar, at another of Persia." Contributors to papers include: Lepel Griffin (Sec to Govt of Punjab), Capt R G Sandeman, Col Munro, T H Thornton, Khan of Khelat, C U Aitcheson, Col F Loch, Maj C H Harrison (Political Agent, Khelat), Col Sir W L Mereweather (Commissioner of Sind), Lord Northbrook, Lord Napier of Magdala. A very heavy volume so please enquire first if requiring overseas posting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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