The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1877

        A Monograph of the Bucerotidae, or Family of the Hornbills

      [New York]: printed by Taylor & Francis of London, published for the subscribers by the author, 1877-1882. 1 volume bound from the ten original parts, folio. (14 3/4 x 11 1/8 inches). 60 lithographic plates printed by M. & N.Hanhart (comprising: 57 plates by and after John Gerrard Keulemans, all hand-coloured by Mr. Smith, 3 uncoloured plates by and after Joseph Smit), occasional uncoloured illustrations. Near-contemporary green half morocco, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second and third, date in gilt at foot of spine, original brown paper wrappers to all ten parts bound at the back, top edge gilt. A fine copy of the first edition of this "comprehensive treatment of the entire family of hornbills" (Zimmer) from one of the best known American ornithologists of the second half of the nineteenth century, with illustrations by Keulemans, the most popular ornithological artist of the period. This is the important first monograph on this widely scattered family of extraordinary birds. "The Bucerotidae are pretty equally divided at the present day between the Ethiopian and Oriental Regions, the first having twenty-seven and the latter twenty-nine species, while but a few... are scattered about the islands of the Malay archipelago" (introduction). Hornbills are extraordinary not only for their physical appearance but also for their behavior - the most noteworthy shared trait amongst the species is the male's habit of "enclosing the female in the hollow of some tree, firmly fastening her in by a wall of mud, and keeping her close prisoner until the eggs are hatched" (introduction). The male will feed the female through a slit in the wall whilst she incubates the eggs. She will only break through the wall of mud and leave the nest once the young have hatched, at which point the wall is rebuilt and remains in place until the young are ready to fly. The bizarre beauty of this species is here ably captured by Keulemans highly accurate and beautifully observed plates. Keulemans was born in Rotterdam, Holland, in 1842, but worked and lived chiefly in England, working on most of the important ornithological monographs and periodicals published between about 1870 and his death in London in 1912. He was "undoubtedly the most popular bird artist of his day as well as being the most prolific. He was gifted with a superb sense of draughtsmanship and revealed his considerable versatility in capturing the significant subtleties of color, form, and expression in the birds... represented in his various illustrations" (Feathers to brush p. 47) BM(NH) I,p.522; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.95; T. Keulemans & J. Coldewey, Feathers to brush... John Gerrard Keulemans, 1982, p.61; Nissen IVB 297; Wood p.331; Zimmer p.207

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Across Africa

      Leipzig - Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1877 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of Verney Lovett Cameron's influential work on the African continent. Complete in two volumes. Verney Lovett Cameron (1 July 1844 24 March 1894) was an English traveller in Central Africa and the first European to cross equatorial Africa from sea to sea. His travels, which were published in 1877 in this work, contain valuable suggestions for the opening up of the continent, including the utilisation of the great lakes as a Cape to Cairo Road connection. In recognition of his work he was promoted to the rank of Commander. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear and rubbing. Internally firmly bound, bright and generally clean with a careful repair to one page. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER, Illustrated by Gustave Doré [with,] LA CHANSON DU VIEUX MARIN Traduite par A. Barbier de l'Académie Française et Illustrée par Gustave Doré

      London [and] Paris: Doré Gallery, Hamilton, Adams and Co. [and] Librairie Hachette, 1877 [and] 1876. 2 separate works bound into one volume. Extremely early printings of each volume. Each work with its own frontispiece, engraved vignette title-page and two other vignettes as chapter headpieces and both sets with the 38 full-page engraved plates by Gustave Doré, one set with the captions in French, one set with the captions in English, a total of 80 engraved plates and two vignette headpieces. Large folio (495 x 370 mm), in a very impressive French contemporary binding of three-quarter scarlet morocco over black and red marbled boards, the extra large corner pieces triple ruled in gilt, the spine with six compartments between tall, gilt ruled raised bands, one compartment gilt ruled and lettered, the others with a triple gilt ruled geometric framework, marbled end-leaves and t.e.g. Two engraved title-pages and frontispieces, 14 pp.; 1-14 pp., [and two sets of 38 plates each]. An exceptionally beautiful copy of both works, fresh, clean and solid and bound together in a fine binding of gentleman’s taste, all beautifully preserved and in very fine order. This is a beautiful book in especially nice condition and, in BOTH languageS it remains one of Dore’s most elusive titles. This beautifully bound set includes both the English and French edition of Coleridge’s masterwork and two full sets of the huge and impressive engraved plates of Doré. Coleridge’s RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER was a signal shift to modern poetry and the beginning of British Romantic literature. Its dark and brooding themes, most likely inspired by James Cook's second voyage of exploration, provided the perfect vehicle for Gustave Doré to employ his signature use of darkness and light to produce what is surely one of the most amazing illustrated books of the period.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Alexander Graham Bell Acts Quickly to Corner the Market For Telephones

      Just three years after opening the 1st telephone exchange in the Unites States in 1877, he moves to the international scene& The utility of the telephone was immediately obvious and its rise was a rapid one. However, it was the drive of its inventor, Alexander Graham Bell, that made its acceptance and installation happen so quickly.& Bell received a U.S. patent for the invention of the telephone on March 7, 1876. He soon displayed it at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. On June 25, 1876, at one end of the huge Machinery Hall, Bell demonstrated the invention by speaking into what looked to be an odd-shaped instrument attached to a wire. At the same time, a fair official at the far end of the hall heard the voice through a second instrument. This public demonstration was the first physical proof that the human voice could be carried through a wire. Attendees, including the Emperor of Brazil, marveled; Lord Kelvin saw it as "the most wonderful thing" he had seen in America. The Exhibition ended in November 1876. In 1877, Bell formed the American Bell Telephone Company, and that very year it opened the first telephone exchange (in New Haven, Connecticut) and laid the first long-distance telephone line. By the end of 1877, Mark Twain and President Rutherford Hayes became two of the first people to have a telephone. Bell installed a phone booth inside the White House just outside the Oval Office; there would not be a telephone on a President's desk for decades. In 1879, the first telephone numbers were issued in Lowell, Massachusetts. Before that the operator had to memorize or look up people by their proper names to connect them. By 1880, Bell, through his parent company and its affiliates and subsidiaries, was expanding throughout the United States. This was an aggressive timetable that saw Bell start from scratch in Connecticut in 1877 and reach the Pacific coast in 1880.& But Bell was not satisfied with limiting his plans to the United States; he wasted no time whatever in going international. The Continental Telephone Company, an offshoot of Bell, received its charter in January 1880 and was assigned rights to the telephone patents internationally. Its first step would have to be to obtain national patents for the telephone in each target nation, for both the transmission of electronic sound waves (telephonics), as well as the equipment necessary (kindred contrivances) to give it practical use and commercial value. Such patents would enable Bell to sew up the market for the telephone in these countries.& Just months after receiving its charter, perhaps recalling the Brazilian Emperor's excitement, Continental Telephone was already moving to make the telephone a reality in South America.& Document Signed, Washington, May 7, 1880, giving the American Consul in Valparaiso, Chile, Jose D. Husbands, power of attorney to apply for patents for "any inventions connected with Telephonics and kindred contrivances in Chile." Accompanying this is three other documents: one is a signed statement by Philip Mauro, attesting that this was signed in his presence by Bell; the second is a document signed by D.K. Carter, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, attesting that Mauro is a Notary Public in his jurisdiction; and the third is a document signed by Secretary of State William Evarts that Carter was in fact the Chief Justice of that court. There is paper loss to the lower portion of the State Dept. form affecting Evarts signature, and some paper loss and repairs to the statement of witness by Mauro. However, interestingly, on the back there is an original label of The Continental Telephone Company, H.S. Russell, President, which identifies that company as owner of Bell's Patents and Inventions in Russia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Central and South America, and The West Indies.& This document both shows Bell's brilliant, original business plan in action, and actually documents the initial spread of the telephone within three years of its inception. It is the first formative document of the telephone that we have had or recall seeing, and a search of auction records over the past three decades discloses no other.&

      [Bookseller: The Raab Collection]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        "The History of the Imperial Assemblage at Delhi, held on the 1st January, 1877, to celebrate The Assumption of the Title of Empress of India by Her Majesty The Queen"including Historical Sketches of India and Her Princes Past and Present

      London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer., 1877 "The History of the Imperial Assemblage at Delhi, held on the 1st January, 1877, to celebrate The Assumption of the Title of Empress of India by Her Majesty The Queen"including Historical Sketches of India and Her Princes Past and Present by Wheeler, James Talboys,(1824-1897), with Portraits, Pictures, Maps and Plans. Published by Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer. Pages xiv+248 pp. with double-page color litho, 5 other lithos, 1 reproduction of an engraving and 26 mounted Woodburytypes( see explanation below) after photos by Bourne and Shepherd. All the pictures are present except Queen Victoria's engraved picture, not from a photograph. It was taken from a painting by Angeli and the engraved copy sent to India by Queen Victoria to be placed in the State Reception Tent. The photographs include studio portraits of Lord Lytton, and eleven Indian rulers; a group of the Khan of Khelat with Chiefs and Ministers; seven views of historical remains in Delhi; and five of scenes at the Durbar at which Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India. 'The original photographs, with some exceptions (not stated which ones), were taken by Messrs Bourne and Shepherd' (Wheeler 1877, ). Condition: Overall condition is Good. The covers have some moderate edge wear and surface rubbing. The gilt and decoration is strong. The thin spine covering is worn, torn and split and been re-glued. It could be professionally restored since the essentials are there. The binding is tight and the pages tightly bound in. The Pictures are all there as stated above except the Queen Victoria portrait which was a copy and not original to this book. Almost all the pictures are clean and in Very Good or better condition. A number of the pages upon which the pictures are glued have a crease on the bottom which does not affect the picture. Those 4 pictures which have some margin foxing on the background paper or dampstaining on the margin edge background paper. The book measures 10 1/4 inches by 12 and 1/4 inches. The weight is over 7 lbs, lbs. shipping weight.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Good. Illus. by Bourne and Shepherd' .

      [Bookseller: Mikandra Books]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Cartas á la dona. Noticias exactas y detalladas de la Exposició Universal de Filadelfia en 1876, y d'un viatxe pels Estats-Units. Llibre curiós divertit y en vers catalá. Il-lustrat ab preciosos dibuixos dels primers artistes catalans. Tomo I (Único publicado)

      Estampa de John Smith, Nova York 1877 - 4º mayor, 1 hoja, 3 láminas, 283 p., 7 hojas publicitarias de la época en papel verde. Todas las páginas estan adornadas por grandes orlas ornamentales que encuadran el texto, completadas en la mayoría de casos de bellos grabados en forma de cabecera, cada uno dibujado por un artista catalán diferente. Tela, hilos y letras doradas en lomo. Cubierta original. Buen ejemplar. Tal como se indica en la parte superior de la portada, éste es el primer libro en catalán que se publicó en los Estados Unidos, con el pie de imprenta de Nueva York aunque en realidad fue impreso en Barcelona. Su aparición responde a la petición de Artur Cuyás, director de "La Llumanera de Nova York", (primera revista en catalán publicada en América), de una crónica de la exposición de Filadelfia para las páginas de la revista. Arús cumplió con el encargo aunque nunca viajó a los Estados Unidos, como confirma Cuyás en el prólogo, y se sirvió de los escritos y la documentación que le enviava en castellano J. Garriga, un representante de "La Llumanera" en Filadelfia, para transformarlos y convertirlos en cartas humorísticas en versos catalanes, verdadero cuadro de costumbres de aquel país que el escritor compara satíricamente con las catalanas. Las páginas de este interesante ejemplar están todas muy ilustradas con bellas obras de grandes artistas como Felip Cusachs, Lluis Labarta, F. Llovera, Apel les Mestres, Pellicer, F. Trias y Giró, Vayreda, etc. Hay dos láminas con el retrato de Pau Pi y Pla, personaje imaginario que Arús presenta como el autor de la obra. Literatura catalana. Poesía catalana. Humor. Exposiciones Universales. Catalan literature. Catalan poetry. Humour. Universal Exhibitions.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
 6.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        Les Voyages Extraordinaires

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Novum Testamentum Graece Ad Antiquissimos Testes Denuo Recensuit Delectuque Critico Ac Prolegomenis Instruxit Constaninus de Tischendorf Editio Critica Minor Ex VIII. Maiore Desumpta

      J. C. Hinrichs Bibliopola, 1877. Hardback (No Dust Wrapper.). Good. Leather binding is worn and rubbed, heavily at the corners, with a 1" split to the join of the upper board and the head of the spine. Small sticker to the front pastedown. Small shop stamp to the blank and first title page with a signature to the blank. Pages lightly age-tanned overall but with some gathers more heavily so, and scattered foxing throughout.. | 7½" x 4¾". 1056pp. | [ Carries a second title page from the 1870 edition of Hermann Mendelssohn. Half-leather binding with five raised banks. Marbled lining papers. ] Further details, photographs, etc. are available, just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships, POST INCLUDED in the UK, from the rural idyll of Peasedown St. John, near Bath in England from a long-established bookseller :: Your purchase guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Don't forget that buying this book means my Jack Russells get their supper!

      [Bookseller: BookLovers of Bath]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Novum Testamentum Graece Ad Antiquissimos Testes Denuo Recensuit Delectuque Critico Ac Prolegomenis Instruxit Editio Critica Minor Ex VIII. Maiore DesumptaApparatum Criticum Apposuit Constaninus

      J. C. Hinrichs Bibliopola, 1877. Hardcover. Very Good. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs Biblipola, 1877. Printed by Giesecke & Devrient. Eighth minor edition. Hardcover, 1,056 pp. In green blind-paneled cloth with gilt titles on spine. Likely a rebinding. All edges red. Very good. Lacks the front free endpaper. Pages toned at edges, slightly brittle. No markings. Minimal wear. In Greek and Latin.

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Sveriges historia fran aldsta tid till vara dagar [complete in 6 volumes - Language Swedish]

      Stockholm : H. Linnstrom, 1877-1881, 1877. 1st Edition. Physical description: 6 v. : illus. ; 24 cm. Subjects: Sweden -- History. Contents: 1. delen. Sveriges hadnatid, samt medeltid, forra skedet, fran ar 1060 till ar 1350. Af Oskar Montelius -- 2. delen. Sveriges medeltid, senare skedet, fran 1350 till ar 1521. Af Hans Hildebrand -- 3. delen. Sveriges nydaningstid, fran ar 1521 till ar 1611. Af Oskar Alin -- 4. delen. Sveriges storhetstid, fran ar 1611 till ar 1718. Af Martin Veibull, Magnus Hojer [Ernst Carlson] m. fl -- 5. delen. Sverige under partitidhvarfvet, fran ar 1718 till ar 1809. Af Rudolf Tengberg, fortsatt af S.J. Boethius -- 6. delen. Sveriges historia under den nyaste tiden, fran ar 1809 till ar 1875. Af Teofron Save. "Med ofver tva tusen trasnitt." Each volume has a separate title page. Near fine copies bound in contemporary gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. POS to front paste-downs. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Worthy women of our first century

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., , 1877. Octavo. Original maroon sand-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, decoration in black to the boards, brown surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed, short split at the head of the spine, front free endpaper with minor splits to the fore-edge, light toning, a very good copy. First edition. This copy with the bookplate of Butler Place to the front pastedown, and the publisher's presentation inscription; "Mrs. Owen J. Wister with respects of the Publishers." to the first blank. As well as co-editing, Mrs. Wister contributes a piece on Deborah Logan. Sarah Butler Wister was the eldest daughter of Fanny Kemble and Pierce Butler, and the mother of Owen Wister, author of The Virginian, the "father" of Western Fiction. Wister was to inherit Butler Place from his mother on her death in 1908. Sarah's co-editor was Agnes Irwin, first dean of Radcliffe College, and the principal of the West Penn Square Seminary for Young Ladies, now known as the Agnes Irwin School, from 1869-1894.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Letters - Addressed to Richard Hengist Horne

      London: Richard Bently and Son, 1877. First edition. 2 vols., 8vo. viii, [ii], 272; [vi], 296 pp. Publisher's purple cloth, stamped in black and gilt, spines faded, else near fine, in a custom half morocco slipcase and chemise . Inscribed on the half-title of vol. I, "Lady Stafford Northcote / Presented with Compts / and Respect of R.H. Horne / London 1877." Lady Northcote was the wife of Conservative politician Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh. Horne (1802-1884) was a poet and critic, most noted for his epic poem Orion. He carried on a lengthy correspondence with Elizabeth Barrett Browning from 1839 until her marriage in 1845, and she assisted him in the writing of his volume of essays, A New Spirit of the Age. An uncommon EBB item

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Turkistan: Notes of a Journey in Russian Turkistan, Khokand, Bukhara, and Kuldja [2 vols]

      New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co, 1877. Bound in brown cloth with gilt & black decoration to front boards and spine; blindstamping to rear boards. Illustrated throught. 3 folding maps, 2 in volume 1, 1 in volume 2. Both volumes Very Good with only light wear to outer extremities & head & heel of spines. Some light scuffing along spine edges. Age darkening to page edges; upper page edges somewhat soiled. There are faint inkstamps to endpages in both volumes. Light scratching to front board of volume 1. Isolated soiling to front board of volume 2; light scratching to rear board of volume 2. These books are in excellent condition considering age.. First Edition. Decorated Boards. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Works of Shakspere

      London, Virtue & Co., , [1877?]. Imperial Edition. Edited by Charles Knight. With Illustrations on Steel from pictures by C. W. Cope; W. P. Frith; C. R. Leslie; D. Maclise; E. M. Ward; C. Clint; H. S. Marks; W. Q. Orchardson, and others. In two volumes. 2 volumes, folio. Publisher's red hard-grain morocco, elaborate decoration and lettering to spines gilt, raised bands, lettering, decoration and Shakespeare portrait to spines gilt, all edges gilt. Engraved titles, engraved frontispieces (the first the Chandos portrait) and 37 engraved plates. Minor shelf wear, minor foxing to edges of some plates. A very attractive set in very good condition. This magnificent illustrated edition is the chief legacy of the author and publisher Charles Knight (1791–1873), first issued in fifty-six parts (in eight volumes) in 1838–43. "He started searching for 'authentic' visual materials and began a critical reading of the texts. His edition was based substantially – indeed, too substantially – on the first folio edition, although he made comparisons with other quartos and, in some cases, with originals in the British Museum. His background reading led to a deep interest in Shakespeare's life... Knight succeeded in contextualizing Shakespeare's life as no biographer except Nathan Drake had done, and in dismissing a couple of the more absurd legends surrounding the playwright's early life" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Gen. John J. Pershing Says Farewell to One of His World War I Commanders Upon His Retirement

      James Dean Tilford was born in 1877 at Fort Lincoln, Nebraska, where his father (who was one of Custer's senior commanders) was serving with the 7th U.S. Cavalry. He joined the U.S. Army in 1898 and saw service during the Spanish-American War and in the Philippines during the insurrection. He was involved in the Ute Indian Campaign in South Dakota in 1907, the second Cuban Intervention in 1908 and was in Mexico in 1914 with the force commanded by General John J. Pershing. While in Cuba, he superintended the return of the remains of the USS Maine to the United States. When the U.S. entered World War I, Tilford was a major of cavalry and was quickly promoted to Colonel in command of the 314th Ammunition Train, 89th Infantry Division. He served in the St. Mihiel offensive and the Toul Sector, then was part of the post-war occupation force. In 1923, his health led him to resign.& General Pershing knew Tilford well, from during the incursion in Mexico. Here he bids Tilford a farewell from the U.S. Army.& Typed Letter Signed on his Chief of Staff letterhead, Washington, March 1, 1923, to Tilford. "It is with regret that I note your retirement from active service on account of physical disability. I trust that being relieved from the exacting requirements of military service, you will fully regain your health, and good fortune will attend you in the new sphere of life which you have entered." We obtained this letter from the Tilford descendants and it has never before been offered for sale.

      [Bookseller: The Raab Collection]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Life of John Mytton Esq

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1877. xi, [1], 234pp, later full morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, author to fourth, remaining panels with central sporting motif inside a lozenge with a double border, covers with an inner panel made up of four corner lozenges, again with a sporting motif, joined by double fillet, with a double fillet border, the upper cover has an onlaid morocco design of Mytton on his horse, gilt roll to edge and inner edge with tulip head corner pieces, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Rebacked, with the original spine laid on, slightly rubbed to extremities. Internally, the letterpress title is chipped to fore-edge with some loss, as are A and A2, otherwise quite bright and clean. The original cloth has been bound in at the rear. With eighteen hand-coloured plates (as called for). Fourth edition of this popular book, in an attractive binding by Bayntun. Schwerdt I-38-9, Abbey Life 385 and Tooley 67 (all for earlier editions). Reprint. Full Morocco. Good. Illus. by Alken, H. And Rawlins, T.J.. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Benjamin Harrison Signed Photograph Chronicling the End of the Last Great British-American Dispute

      Benjamin Harrison Signed Photograph Chronicling the End of the Last Great British-American Dispute.& Signed by President Benjamin Harrison, Chief Justice Melville Fuller, Justice David Brewer, judges, counsel and diplomats for both sides& & In the late 19th century, Venezuela's claim to the Essequibo region of British Guiana was very much in dispute. Historical and cultural dissimilarities between Venezuela and the latter nation explained this to some extent, as British Guiana represented for Venezuela the unfair intrusion of a colonial power into the Caribbean region. In 1877, the Venezuelans unsuccessfully proposed to the British that both countries should take the existing border dispute to arbitration for a final settlement. During the same time, the Venezuelans also began to woo the support of the United States, which initially refused to become involved. In 1895, however, the Cleveland administration determined to goad Great Britain into accepting arbitration to settle the disputed boundary. In July, the U.S. Secretary of State, Richard Olney, presented to the British government a statement protesting against the enlargement of British Guiana at the expense of Venezuela, and suggesting that the British had violated the Monroe Doctrine. On December 7, Prime Minister Lord Salisbury replied, countering Olney's contentions and denying that the Monroe Doctrine was applicable to the border dispute. Cleveland was defiant and asked Congress to establish a commission to investigate the question. This amounted to an intention to make a decision without British participation and resulted in talk of war on both sides of the Atlantic. In January 1896, the U.S./Venezuelan Boundary Commission was established, headed by David J. Brewer, a Justice of the Supreme Court. Then fate stepped in to end this confrontation, the last major one between the future allies. The British were having serious problems in South Africa, problems that would soon lead to the Boer War. Just after the U.S. set up the Boundary Commission, the German Kaiser issued a strong statement supporting the Boers, and many saw this as a threat of war by Germany on Great Britain. Venezuela quickly became a sideshow as the British concluded it was much more important to win the support of the U.S. in case a European conflict should break out. It agreed to arbitrate the Venezuela matter.& & Discussions were opened between Great Britain and Venezuela, with the encouragement of the United States, and they finally reached an agreement. By the Treaty of Washington signed on February 2, 1897, both parties concluded that the decision of an arbitration tribunal would be a "full, perfect, and final settlement" of the border dispute. The arbitration panel consisted of five members - two chosen by Venezuela (U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Melville Fuller and Associate Justice David Brewer), two by Britain (Lord Justice and Privy Councilor Richard Henn Collins and Chief Justice, Lord Charles Russell), and a Russian, Frederic de Martens, selected jointly by the other four members. Britain was represented by a four-man counsel team: Attorney-General Sir Richard E. Webster, former Attorney-General Sir Robert T. Reid, G. R. Askwith and Sir S.A.T. Rowlatt. Venezuela was also represented by four counsel: former President Benjamin Harrison, former Secretary of the U.S./Venezuelan Boundary Commission Severo Mallet-Prevost, former U.S. Secretary of War Benjamin T. Tracy, and James Russel Soley. Meeting in Paris from June to September 1899, the tribunal arrived at a decision and the matter was settled. The result was a compromise settlement that was perhaps more generous to Britain than expected.& & A large 10 by 14 inch black and white photograph by portrait photographer and pioneer filmmaker Eugene Pirou of Paris, put to a 15 by 18 inch mat, showing 28 of the notables gathered for the Arbitration Tribunal, and signed by all. Included are each of the eight counsel that argued the case (Harrison, Mallet-Prevost, Tracy, Soley, Webster, Reid, Askwith, and Rowlatt), three of the judges (Fuller, Brewer and Collins), Sir Everard Im Thurn (British diplomat, later governor of Fiji), Sir John A.C. Tilley (British diplomat, later Ambassador to Tokyo), American cartographer and explorer Marcus Baker (who had worked for the U.S./Venezuela Commission - a mountain in Alaska is named after him), C. Alexander Harris (British author of "Sketch map of the territory in dispute between Venezuela and British Guiana," later governor of Newfoundland), French diplomat and conference host Jean- Jules Jusserand (later ambassador to the U.S., where he helped secure the entry of the United States into World War I), and 12 others. Photographer Pirot was one of France's first filmmakers, showing his premier movie at the Café de la Paix in April 1896. His documentary of the 1896 visit of Tsar Nicholas II to France may have been the first film of that kind.

      [Bookseller: The Raab Collection]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

      Belford Brothers, Publishers, 1877 First Canadian Edition. Octavo. 341 pages. Original cloth spine and front cover bound-in at rear. Twentieth-century three-quarter autumn morocco, gilt. Some rubbing to binding. Near fine. Very Rare! ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

      [Bookseller: Jans Collectables]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        THE EPIC OF HADES IN THREE BOOKS (in Birdsall Binding with Fore-Edge Painting)

      London: Henry S. King & Co., 1877. First edition thus, 16.5 x 10cm (small 8vo), handsomely bound in midnight blue crushed morocco by Birdsall & Son, Northampton (stamped in gilt to fr. turn-in) w/gilt ornaments & borders to covers & spine, gilt title & 4 raised bands to spine, a.e.g. with fore-edge painting of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's "Proserpine," decorative gilt turn-ins, burgundy ep.s, [i-iv + i-iii] iv, [1-3] 4-76 + [i-ii] [1] 2-152 + [1-3] 4-54 pp.  Printed at the Caxton Press, Beccles.  With the decorative bookplate of Eleonora Lady Trevelyan (designed by William Bell Scott, w/his monogram & date ["1857-8"]--see Franks 29799) to fr. pastedown, & inscr. "Eleonora A. Trevelyan, July 1877, prs: by J. Bright" to titlepage. On 14 Oct. 1875 Eleonora (aka Eleanor) Anne Campbell became the 2nd wife of Sir Charles Edward Trevelyan, who inherited the Wallington Estate from Sir Walter Trevelyan in 1879.  When considering this book's subject, the fore-edge painting of Rossetti's "Proserpine" is entirely appropriate; the combination of that & the bookplate designed by Bell Scott makes this book a true Pre-Raphaelite association copy.  Rossetti & Bell Scott were close friends of the Trevelyans & visited Wallington Hall on numerous occasions. Binding Very Good (extremities sl. rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  Colbeck 6.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Mirage. In Three Volumes

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

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Sprockhövel im Jahre 1877. Ansicht vom Garten des Herrn L. Herberholz am Oberstenberg aus." Gesamtansicht

      Lithographie auf Chine appliqué von August Lüttmann nach W. Niedersteberg bei L. Baumann, Düsseldorf 1877. 21.5x65.5 cm. - Westfalia Picta II, S. 222 - Panorama-Ansicht der Stadt mit hügeliger Landschaft im Hintergrund, die Pfarrkirche im Zentrum des Blattes. In Westfalia Picta die einzig bekannte Ansicht der Stadt. Unten rechts handschriftliche Signatur und Datierung: "M.M.1883." Nur das Unterpapier leicht stockfleckig, schwache Knitterfalte in der Mitte. Sonst gutes Exemplar dieses dekorativen Blattes.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Ansicht Von San Francisco 1877. Published for Philo Jacoby's "California State Almanac."

      San Francisco.: Philo Jacoby.. No date. Ca. 1877.. Panoramic bird's eye view lithograph, image 12 x 28 1/2 inches on sheet 20 1/2 x 30 3/4 inches, folds as issued. Archivally mounted on linen; 3/8 x 1/8 inch paper loss to upper left fold intersection, other minor wear and fold separations now repaired and scarcely noticeable, scattered foxing, soiling to upper left of image and in centre of upper margin, light discoloration to some fold lines. A detailed view of the San Francisco Bay and city of San Francisco from the north east, highlighting the busy harbor and docks crowded with boats (sail and steam). Beneath the view are advertisements for San Francisco businesses including the photography gallery I.W. Taber (Yosemite Art Gallery). Beneath the image at left is printed "By Permission of the S.F. News Letter." Philo Jacoby's Almanac was published in German. .

 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        [Black Ducks]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1877-78. Colour-printed lithograph, finished by hand and heightened with gum arabic. Mounted on card as issued. Very good condition apart from some light soiling in the top right corner of the image and a 1/2" tear in the left margin. 14 x 20 inches. 16 7/8 x 23 inches. From "Upland Game Birds and Water Fowl of the United States," a rare American series of prints with wonderful landscape backgrounds reminiscent of the Hudson River Portfolio. Alexander Pope Jr. was a renowned American sporting artist who specialized in animal and still life paintings. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1849, he briefly studied sculpture with the prominent artist William Copley and essentially taught himself to paint. Although primarily lauded as a painter, he continued to produce sculptures well into the 1880s and later became a member of the famed art association, the Copley Society of Boston. In 1878 and 1882, he published two important portfolios of chromolithographs after his watercolours: Upland Game Birds and Water Fowl of the United States, from which this plate comes, and Celebrated Dogs of America, respectively. In addition to his more conventional animal paintings, Pope was also known for his still life compositions of dead animals hanging in the interior of wooden crates, which innovatively combined his avid interest in hunting and fishing with the trompe l'oeil style of painting. His works and those of the influential trompe l'oeil painter William Harnett (1848-1892) helped popularize the genre of still life in late nineteenth-century America. Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs vol. 11, p. 140.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Edinburgh Review,

      nbsp;1877 -Edinburgh -Adam and Charles Black, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A well preserved collection of Edinburgh's oldest literary journal, considering their age. The Review was released quarterly, since 1802. This critical journal proved very influential across the Nineteenth Century in literary and political issues. This journal ceased publication after 1929. Features numerous colourful and intriguing fold out advertisements. Some advertisements are in separate booklets of different formats which have been attached amongst the text. The subjects range from the correspondence of Marie Antoinette, an address on the cattle plague, an appeal from the Royal National Life-boat institute, to discussion on Darwin's The Descent of Man. There are also a vast number of advertisements which reflect the time period from which they belong and advertise literature that includes subject such as Slave Catching in the Indian Ocean. Condition: 32 volumes from January 1866 to April 1877 (not continuous). Externally, bound in original blue paper-wraps. There is some occasional loss to the spine on a handful of volumes. There are small closed tears, some minorloss and some chipping. There are a small number of failed front hinges. One Volume is disbound with only the front board reminding. One volume is predominantly attached by the cords only as the binding has mostly failed. There are also a number of copperplate inscriptions to the front boards. Some volumes have slight age toning, but generally are in good condition considering their age. Internally, generally firmly bound bright and clear. There are some copperplate inscriptions and one volume has annotations on a number of pages. There are a number of volumes that haveunclipped sections. There is occasional loss to some pages but not to a degree in which it would affect understanding of the text. Overall: GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      St. Louis, 1877. Hardcover. Despite the defects, Very Good and quite scarce. The first twelve issues of this scarce western photography monthly edited by J. H. Fitzgibbon, one of America's finest daguerreotypists and well-known for his portraits of Native Americans. Bound in contemporary half morocco with the original front and rear wrappers for all issues, as well as the ads, bound in. Illustrated with 10 original photographs, mostly mounted albumens including a portrait of Fitzgibbon by Bogardus, an Adirondacks landscape by Stoddard, and various posed studies. One image, the Great Steel Bridge of St. Louis, is printed directly on the paper; another is a chromotype of the Chicago Apollo Musical Club by Gentile. There is no image with the sixth issue, nor is one listed in the contents. The albertype by E. Bierstadt for the eleventh issue is lacking, as is a ferrotype specimen holder in one of the ads. The articles are informative and instructional covering both news and many different technical aspects of photography at the time with much longing for a return to the daguerreotype and a number of articles on new processes such as the Lambertype. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED to T. S. Lambert in January of 1878 on the inside front cover. Theodore Sarony (T. S.) Lambert was no relation to the creator of the Lambertype, Claude Lambert , but he did team up with Claude to sell exclusive license for the Lambertype process. Front cover now detached and the spine largely lacking, but the text block is tight and the book can be easily rebacked.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Waverley Novels / by Walter Scott [complete in 48 volumes]

      Edinburgh, A. and C. Black, 1877-79, 1877. 1st Edition in this form. Description: 48 v. fronts., illus. 18 cm. Contents: v. 1-2. Waverley. --v. 3-4. Guy Mannering. --v. 5-6. The antiquary. --v. 7-8. Rob Roy. --v. 9-10. Old Mortality. --v. 11-12. Heart of Mid-Lothian. --v. 13. Legend of Montrose. --v. 14. Bride of Lammermoor. v. 1. --v. 15. Bride of Lammermoor. v. 2. Black dwarf. --v. 16-17. Ivanhoe --v. 18-19. Monastery. --v. 20-21. The abbot. --v. 22-23. Kenilworth. --v. 24, 25. Pirate. --v. 26-27. Fortunes of Nigel. --v. 28-30. Peveril of the Peak. --v. 31-32. Quentin Durward. --v. 33-34. St. Rowan's well. --v. 35-36. Redgauntlet. --v. 37. The bethrothed. --v. 38. The talisman. --v. 39-40. Woodstock. --v. 41. Chronicles of the Canongate: The Highland widow. Two drovers. --My Aunt Margaret's mirror. Tapestried chamber. The laird's Jock. --v. 42-43. Fair maid of Perth. --v. 44-45. Anne of Geierstein. --v. 46. Count Robert of Paris, I. --v. 47 Count Robert of Paris, II. Castle Dangerous, I. --v. 48., Castle Dangerous, II. Chronicles of the Canongate: The surgeon's daughter. --Glossary. Subjects: Historical fiction, Scottish -- Scotland -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction -- Scotland -- In literature. Notes: Title pages in red and black with ornamental titles. Each volume has added t.p. engraved, with vignette. "With the author's notes .. contains ... all the woodcuts that appeared in the Abbotsford edition, besides the steel plates belonging to the author's favorite edition." --advertisement. Very good copies bound in contemporary gilt-blocked, 1/2 wine leather over red cloth. Gilt-crossed raised bands. All edges marbled; marbled endpapers. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Bruce Ismay with his armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Mr. Nightingale's Diary: A Farce in One Act

      Boston: James R. Osgood & Company, 1877. Reprint of the extremely rare privately printed edition of 1851. 24mo. 96pp. Full olive-green morocco, gilt cornerpieces of three-leaf clover, gilt spine, raised bands, gilt turn-ins with floral sprays, t.e.g., by WOSFORD. Fine copy. Eckel, pp. 165-66 . According to Eckel, "there are only three known copies traceable" of the original edition of this little farce which Dickens wrote with Mark Lemon, editor of Punch, for the Guild of Literature and Art, and that the pamphlet from which this reprint was made was destroyed in the Boston fire of 1879. This is an exceptionally fine copy of the reprint which is, in itself, becoming very scarce,

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 28.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Harper & Brothers. Fair. 1877. First American Edition/Early Printing. Hardcover. The date on the title page is 1877. Elephant folio. Brown cloth cover with gilt decor. Has heavy wear to corners. Front board is detached. Spine cloth is loose. Binding, however, is tight. Pages clean and in very good condition. 38 full page engravings. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Washington & Boston. 1877-1882.. Approximately one hundred fifty documents comprising 250pp. plus one carte- de-visite. Mostly quarto and octavo sheets. Some light wear. Near fine. An incredible archive of service reports and other documents related to the Bell Telephone Company from the papers of George C. Maynard (1839-1918), related to his time as the Washington, D. C. agent for Bell Telephone Company. The archive contains the service reports, estimates, lease agreements, telephone line diagrams, and business reports and other ephemera belonging to Washington Bell Telephone agent, George C. Maynard. A handbill advertising Maynard's services, dated April 28, 1881, reads: "Geo. C. Maynard, Electrician, Agent American Bell Telephone Co. (for everything except the Telephonic Exchange business,) 1413 G Street. Telephones and telegraph lines constructed, equipped, and leased. Electrical work of all description attended to." A quote by Theodore N. Vail, General Manager for the company reads, "'Geo. C. Maynard is the only person authorized by us to supply telephone lines for Private Lines, Club Lines, and Speaking Tube Lines within the District of Columbia.'" Alexander Graham Bell is considered to be the father of the telephone, and was the first to be granted a patent for a device that electronically transmitted vocal or other sounds telegraphically. Thomas Edison and Elisha Gray, among others, were also experimenting with similar technology at the same time. Bell registered his patent on Feb. 14, 1876 - the same day as Elisha Gray, who submitted a patent for a similar device, mere hours apart. Bell was granted the patent, no. 174,465. After significant experimentation, on March 10, 1876, Bell and his assistant, Thomas Watson, succeeded in transmitting clear vocalization across the lines. Sitting in his laboratory, with Watson on the other end of a line in the basement, Bell said, "Watson, come here! I want to see you!" and Watson replied, thus successfully transmitting and receiving voice transmissions. The Bell Telephone Company was founded in July 1877, and the first commercial telephone exchange opened in New Haven, CT in January 1878. This archive, then, contains extraordinarily early material relating to the operation and installation of the telephone system, and the second urban network in the country (although the Washington exchange quickly passed the small New Haven operation in size and sophistication). The bulk of the archive contains 137 service reports and estimates for the installation of telephones in and around Washington, D. C. and include prices for pole wire, house-top wire, length of line, cable conductors, the rent of the phone and bells, office wires, labor, etc. connecting residential, commercial, and government establishments such as railroad depots, stables, newspaper offices, et al. One such estimate, for the Commissioner of Agriculture General William LeDuc, dated Feb. 1, 1878, is for the running of a telephone line connecting the Department of Agriculture with "...Dept No. 3..." via the White House and State Department. Other documents of note include two telephone line diagrams; the first, in pencil shows a private line connecting a residential dwelling to the army signal office via a church and the Corcoran Gallery and completely circumventing the White House and the Treasury Department. The second, in pen, shows the connection of Washington Bell agent George C. Maynard's private line connecting his home and his office via seven connections including a congregational church and the orphan asylum. A printed proclamation by Bell Telephone General Manager Theodore N. Vail concerns the infringement of rival phones. Dated at Boston, May 23, 1879, this three page address to the public claims that "...under patents granted to Alexander Graham Bell..." Bell Telephone " the exclusive right to use, or to license others to use, speaking telephones...Suits are which the claims of the owners of the Bell patents and the owners of the inventions of Gray, Edison, Dolbear, and others will be legally determined." Inside Vail presents a short history of the invention of the telephone and "Proof of Prof. Bell's Priority." Of significant note is a cache of reports relating to the installation of Alexander Graham Bell's personal telephone line. This material consists of sixteen service reports, dated Jan. 10, 1881, to Dec. 31, 1882, for the installation of telephone wires, putting up telephones in his house, extending his line from his residence at 1302 Connecticut Ave. to 2023 Massachusetts Ave., connecting his home line to his laboratory, looping his private line to Bell Telephone Company President (also his father-in-law) Gardiner G. Hubbard's house, etc. Each report contains information on the work done and by whom, what materials were used in the process, and the condition of the work when the technician left. Also included is a manuscript diagram, in pen, showing the extension of Alexander Graham Bell's personal telephone line to Georgetown. A report accompanying the diagram, written by W. H. Newhall, who has examined the personal line of Alexander Graham Bell at four points (his laboratory, Massachusetts Avenue, Georgetown, and Connecticut Avenue), reports that he has "...Examined line and found it in good order. Examined Bells & Tels. at all places, cleaned & renewed 3 Bat[teries]...brought in Bell from Labratory [sic]...and put up one from Conn Ave house. the bell at Mass Ave rings weak there when you call from there, but rings strong when called from other stations. Brought in Tels from Conn Ave house and closed line on roof." In addition, this segment of the archive contains three handwritten reports detailing the route that the telephone line follows and each of the connection points and three invoices of materials and their cost used in the project. A wonderful archive of material relating to the early development of the telephone system in Washington, D.C.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Le nabab.

      Charpentier 1877 - - Charpentier, Paris _1877, 11x18cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 75 Hollande en grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin maroquiné chocolat, dos légèrement passé à cinq nerfs orné de doubles caissons dorés enrichis en leurs centres du chiffre doré de Francisque Sarcey, plats de papier marbré comportant quelques épidermures sans gravité, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coupes frottées, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son ami Francisque Sarcey. Autographes d'exception . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 690 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Öfversigt af Sällskapet Hortikulturens Vänners i Göteborg förhandlingar år 1877-1910.

      Göteborg: Zetterström / Eget förlag, 1877-1911. Bundna i 10 halvskinnband. Enstaka brunfläckar och understrykningar. Nötta ryggar med en del insektsskador i falsarna. Ur Nils Dahlbecks bibliotek. 20 x 14 cm

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria]
 32.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        Des sociétés animales. Etude de psychologie comparée - copy signed by Espinas.

      Germer Baillière 1877 In-8° broché, 389 pages. Il s'agit de l'exemplaire de thèse de la Faculté des lettres de Paris avec l'inscription "thèse de doctorat" que ne comporte pas l'édition en librairie. Bel envoi autographe d'Espinas sur la la page de garde. Alfred Espinas (1844--1922) est considéré comme l'un des précurseurs de l'éthologie. "Nul être vivant n'est seul. . La vie en commun n'est pas dans le règne animal un fait accidentel. Elle est au contraire , et nous nous croyons en mesure de le prouver abondamment dans le présent ouvrage, un fait normal, constant, universel. . Le milieu social est la condition nécessaire de la conservation et du renouvellement de la vie. C'est là une loi biologique qu'il ne sera pas inutile de mettre en lumière." Pour l'auteur, "l'étude des sociétés animales forme non pas un chapitre préliminaire mais le premier chapitre de la sociologie" Très bon couverture souple Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

      [Bookseller: Librairie Dejolibelle]
 33.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Upsala universitets historia. 1-3 + Bihang I-V + Register utarbetadt af Elof Colliander.

      Uppsala, 1877-1931. 10 halvfranska band + register i halvklotband. 11 volymer. Namnteckning Samuel E. Bring. Vol. I litet nött, de andra obetydligt nötta

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Thomas Andersson]
 34.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        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's green cloth, decorated and lettered black to upper cover, gilt lettered spine with small gilt bunch of grapes motif beneath author'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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
 35.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


      Espasa hermanos y Salvat, Barcelona 1877 - 633 pág 20x14 cm Holandesa Firma Con sus alteraciones y sofisticaciones, medios prácticos y sencillos de reconocerlas, procedimientos químicos para comprobarlas y reglas higiénicas para la buena alimentación

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
 36.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        Western Wilds and the Men Who Redeem Them: An Authentic Narrative

      Jones Brothers & Co [1877], Cinncinnati, Philadelphia, Chicago - Hard Cover. Unclear whether this is the true first edition. Copyright date is 1877 but there is no date on the title page. An account of seven years travel and adventures in the far west.An amazing narrative by Beadle, who traveled "to tell the exact truth about the country west of the Missippi." Fascinating details about every aspect of the trip, from the people they met, the weather, terrain, and much more. Bound in original reddish brown cloth with ornate black designs to front and back covers as well as spine. The title on the front board is black with a gilt background. Pictured in gilt is a man from the wild west as well as a cow and pig. Bumping and light chips to corners of boards and spine. Otherwise in very good condition. Interior pages show slight aging, and front and back hinges loose from the weight of the book. Black and white illustrations throughout and a fold-out color map of the Indian nations in the new world. Map is fine. 624 pages. AMHIST/070710. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Gold Regions of South Eastern Africa, accompanied By Biographical sketch of The Author

      Edward Stanford, London 1877 - pp 240. Frontis, plates, engravings, map. Half morocco binding. Raised spine bands with gilt decoration. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Street Life in London. With Permanent Photographic Illustrations taken from Life expressly for this Publication.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington [ 1877 ]. Issued in 12 parts between 1877 & 1878 and here published in one volume. 37 mounted Woodburytype plates on 36 leaves with tissue guards. 4to (11 x 8 1/4 inches), 100-pages. Original green cloth pictorially blocked in black & gilt. Inner joints split, headbands worn, a few minor punctures to backstrip & joints, corners rubbed, title browned & foxed, a little other foxing or browning. The photographic plates in good order. Signature on front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Bristow & Garland]
 39.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  

        F. W. Putzger`s Historischer Schul-Atlas zur alten, mittleren und neuen Geschichte in siebenundzwanzig Haupt- und achtundvierzig Nebenkarten.,

      Bielefeld u. Leipzig, Velhagen und Klasing, 1877 - 4°quer, 26 Seiten, betitelter Okart. zeitgenössisch zum Schutz in Halbleinen eingebunden, Titelblatt fast lose und leicht randfleckig sonst guter Zustand - 1877 ! Hier die seltene 1. Auflage von 1877 des bekannten Schulatlas. a76024 Sprache: de [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht]
 40.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        The Unknown Eros and Other Odes. Odes I-XXXI

      George Bell and Sons, London 1877 - The rare 1877 first edition sumptuously bound by Tout in full crushed brown morocco, five raised bands with gilt lettering on spine and attractive gilt acorn border design dentelles, attractive brightly colored marbled and glossy endpapers, all edges gilt, side edges trimmed with a bow. Patmore's scarce anonymously printed first edition, first issue bound with both blank pages (before half-title and after printer's mark at end). The book contains Patmore's most acclaimed poetry, including Patmore's most anthologized poem, "The Toys." With the bookplate of Barbara de Selincourt, a figure in royalty whose portrait was painted by the famous Herbert James Draper. A stunning, fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Trattato generale di costruzioni civili : con cenni speciali intorno alle costruzioni grandiose. 5 voll.

      MILANO : FRANCESCO VALLARDI, S. D. (1877-1885) 1877 Milano : Francesco Vallardi, s. d. (1877-1885) In-4 5 voll. XI 346 (2) 105 c. (di tav).; VIII 292 124 (c. di tav.); (2) VIII (3) 181 (3) 108 c. (di tav.) ; X 459 (1) 71 c. (di tav.); (6) 65 (1) CX c. (di tav.).Mezza tela con piatti in carta marmorizzata, tassello, caratteri dorati.Qualche fioritura, alcune pagine e tavole molto arrossate. Strappo ad una tavola ed ad una pagina senza perdita di testo. Cuffia sup. del primo volume e carta dei piatti lievemente usurati. Angolo superiore bianco della pagina dell'occhiello dei primi tre volumi, asportati. In generale ottime l'opera è in condizioni più che buone.1: Costruzioni in pietra e strutture murali. Quinta edizione interamente rifatta da H. Lang Consigliere Capo delle Pubbliche Costruzioni nel Politecnico di Carlsruhe. Traduzione dell'Ing. Carlo Valentini, con note dell'ing. A. Cantalupi. Volume primo illustrato da 596 incisioni intercalate nel testo e da 105 tavole.Milano : Francesco Vallardi, 1885. Dall'Indice: Costruzione dei muri, Costruzione delle cornici, Costruzione dei coperti in pietra naturale ed in mattoni; Costruzione delle scale in pietra ed in laterizii; Copertura dei tetti; Costruzione dei pavimenti; Intonachi; Dello spessore dei muri e delle volte. 2: Costruzioni in legno. Quarta edizione completamente rifatta da H. Lang Consigliere Capo delle Pubbliche Costruzioni nel Politecnico di Carlsruhe. Traduzione dell'Ing. Carlo Valentini, con note dell'ing. L. Mazzocchi. Volume secondo illustrato da 600 incisioni nel testo e da 124 tavole. Pubblicazione Milano : Francesco Vallardi, pref. 1884Dall'Indice: Preparazione dei legnami, delle commessure semplici, Armature pensili, Pareti, Impalcature, Tetti, Cornici, Scale, Tavolati, Porte e finestre, Armature. 3: Costruzioni metalliche : costruzioni in ferro. Quarta edizione completamente rifatta da H. Lang Consigliere Capo delle Pubbliche Costruzioni nel Politecnico di Carlsruhe. Traduzione dell'Ing. Domenico Lo Gatto, con note dell'ing. F. Paolo Boubee. Volume terzo con un'incisione rappresentante il padiglione costruito dal Consigliere Lang. 180 incisioni in legno intercalate nel testo, e 108 tavole (di cui 35 doppie). Milano : Vallardi, pref. 1877. Dall'Indice (posposto prima delle tavole): Il ferro come materiale da costruzione, Organi di collegamento nelle costruzioni in ferro. Costruzione di travi di ferro; costruzione dei solai e dei loro sostegni; Costruzione dei tetti; Copertura dei tetti; Costruzione delle scale in ferro; Infissi e lucernali in ferro, cornici in ghisa, e grondaie per tetti; Cancelli, ringhiere, balconi, ed inferriate in ferro. 4: Costruzioni diverse.Riscaldamento-Ventilazione-Gas-Acqua- (Appendice sulla luce elettrica)- Apparecchi avvisatori elettrici, telefonici, ad aria compressa-Fondazioni-Condotta dei lavori. Seconda edizione interamente rifatta da A. Scholz Architetto e Professore nella R, Scuola di Tecnica Sup. di Berlino. Traduzione dell'ing. Carlo Valentini con note del prof. R. Ferrini.Volume Quarto illustrato da 500 incisioni intercalate nel testo e da 71 tavole.Milano [etc.] : Vallardi, pref. 1881 Dall'indice: Parte prima: Teoria generale degli apparecchi di riscaldamento; Apparecchi di riscaldamento in generale; Caldaie a vapore; Riscaldamento degli edifizii; Scaldamento con stufe; Trasmissione del calore; Caloriferi; Ventilazione dei fabbricati. Parte seconda: Illuminazione a gaz; servizio dell'acqua nelle case; Campanelli elettrici, apparati avvisativi diversi e telefoni; parafulmini. Parte Terza: fondazioni; Pate quarta: Condotta dei lavori.5: Distribuzione generale degli edifici in conformita allo scopo per L'Architetto Prof. Tito Vespasiano Nob. Paravicini. Volume quinto illustrato da 110 tavole oltre 49 figure intercalate nel testo. Dall'Indice: Alberghi; Asili; Bagni; Banche; Borse; Carceri; Case d'abitazione; Cucine economiche; Macelli Pubblici; Magazzeni Generali; Mercati coperti; Ospitali; Padiglioni; Palazzi e Palazzine; Riformatori; Scuole; Teatri; Ville e Villini. Collazionato e completo.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Emiliana]
 42.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane (4 Tomes - Complet)

      Alphonse Lemerre 1877 Oeuvres de Le Sage, Avec notices et Notes par A. P.-Malassis, 4 vol. in-12 reliés demi-maroquin à coins vert, dos à 5 nerfs ornés mosaïqués avec motifs quadrilobés rouges, double filet doré et mors et coins, tête dorée, date en queue, reliure signée de Petit & Trioullier successeurs de Simier, coll. Petite Bibliothèque Littéraire, Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, 1877-1878, Tome I : frontispice, 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), III-352 pp. ; Tome II : 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 283 pp. ; Tome III : 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 335 pp. ; Tome IV : 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 327 pp. Magnifique exemplaire parfaitement établi par Petit & Trioullier. Cet exemplaire du tirage ordinaire sur beau papier vergé (réservé aux Auteurs anciens de la "Petite Bibliothèque Littéraire") est enrichi de la suite des 16 eaux-fortes gravées par L. Monziès d'après Henri Pille, chacune d'entre-elles reliée à sa place dans chaque volume. Très bel exemplaire extrêmement séduisant (dos très lég. passés). Vicaire, I, 700 Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
 43.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        L'Assommoir. Préface d'Emile Zola du 1er janvier 1877. Mention de la deuxième édition, année de l'édition originale.

      G. Charpentier, Editeur 1877 Agréable demi-reliure rouge, dos à nerfs. Couverture conservée. Quelques rousseurs. Ajouté sur onglet, le programme de la représentation de L'Assommoir en 1900 au Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin, avec un dessin réalisé par Toulouse-Lautrec.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Christian Chaboud]
 44.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Om färgblindheten i dess förhållande till jernvägstrafiken och sjöväsendet.

      Uppsala, Ed. Berlings boktryckeri, 1877. (4),172,(2) s. & 1 färgplansch. Häftad, oskuren och ouppskuren. Obetydligt nött. Omslaget med några småfläckar och stänk. Bra ex.. Frithiof Holmgren (1831-97) var Sveriges första professor i fysiologi, och gjorde flera banbrytande upptäckter om det mänskliga ögat och synen. Ett område som särskilt intresserade honom var färgseendet. 1876 skedde, i Lagerlunda, utanför Linköping, Sveriges första allvarligare tågolycka. Holmgren misstänkte att olyckan orsakats av missförstånd av järnvägens signaler orsakat av färgblindhet. Lokföraren hade dock omkommit i olyckan och kunde inte undersökas. Istället satte Holmgren igång att undesöka andra järnvägsanställda, han reste själv runt med dressin på banan mellan Uppsala och Gävle och undersökte 266 personer, varav tretton befanns vara färgblinda. Metoden han utvecklade, som inte var beroende av namngivning av färger utan enbart använde sig av jämförelser var ett viktigt genombrott, och denna bok översattes snabbt till flera språk, samt ledde till förändrade säkerhetsrutiner i både järnvägstrafiken och sjöfarten

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
 45.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        Chronique Bordeloise. Tome 1 : 1240 à 1599 ; Tome 2 : 1600 à 1638. (2 Tomes - Complet).

      Charles Lefebvre 1877 Tirage à petit nombre, Introduction de Jules Delpit, 2 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-percaline verte, , coll. Archives du Château de La Brède, Charles Lefebvre, Bordeaux, 1877-1878, XV-335, 478 pp. Rare et bon exemplaire (très petits frottements en dos du tome 2, bel exemplaire par ailleurs) de cet ouvrage tiré à petit nombre, sur beau papier vergé. Rare et recherché. Vicaire, I, 536 Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
 46.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Über den Ursprung der hinteren Nervenwurzeln im Rückenmarke von Ammocoetes (Petromyzon Planeri). [Offprinted from Sitzb. d. k. Akademie d. Wiss. (Math-Naturwiss. Klasse), Abth. III, vol. 75, 4 Jan. 1877].

      (Wien, K.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1877). 8vo. In the original orange-brown printed wrappers, uncut and unopened. Near mint. (16), 13, III pp + 1 folded lithographic plate by Schuma, after Freud.. First edition, in the scarce offprint, of Freud's first publication, which documents the early beginnings of the scientific thought that came to found psychoanalysis. In 1873 Freud entered the University of Vienna to study medicine. He chose to study medicine, not because he wanted to be a practitioner, but because he wanted to study the human condition with scientific rigor. In his early career, he modeled himself on Ernst von Brücke. "He spent an increasing amount of time in Brücke's Physiological Institute from 1876 through 1882. His first studies were on the connection of a large nerve cell (Reissner's cell) that had been discovered in the spinal cord of a primitive genus of fish, and his observations made it possible to fit these cells into an evolutionary scheme." (D.S.B. V:172).In the background of this task - of studying this nerve cell of a primitive fish - lay a greater question; a question that arguably became formative for the greatest revolutionizer of the human mind, namely the question about the nervous system of higher animals - including human beings - differing in kind from the lower ones. "Freud's precise observation revealed that the presence of Reissner cells in the primitive spinal cord was because of the incomplete development of the embryonic neural tube to the periphery, and that this demonstrated an evolutionary continuity between the two. Having successfully solved this problem, he then continued his histological research on nerve cells, but also decided independently to work on crayfish... [h]e was beginning to show himself to be a creative scientist, heuristically positing a conception on the basis of empirical evidence, something that would reappear in his psychoanalytic method..." (Thomas Dalzell, "Freud's Schreber Between Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis...", p. 156). "Years later Freud found this evolutionary-anatomical parallel to his phychoanalytic findings of important didactic use in his "Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis." (Sulloway, "Freud, Biologist of the mind: Beyond the Psychoanalytic Legend", p. 268). "To this vast and exciting field of research [the composition of nerve cells and the question whether the nervous system of higher animals is made up of elements different from those of lower animals] belonged the very modest problem which Brücke put before Freud. In the spinal cord of the Amoecetes (Petromyzon), a genus of fish belonging to the primitive Cyclostomatae, Reissner had discovered a particular kind of cell. ... Brücke wished the histology of these cells clarified. After a few weeks Freud came to him with the quite unexpected discovery that non-myelinated fibres of the posterior (sensory) nerves originated in some of Reissner's cells. Other fibres, probably also sensory, coming from these cells passed behind the central canal to the opposite side of the spinal cord ... Brücke pressed for publication [and] presented the study at the Academy of Sciences meeting of january 4, 1877. It appeared in the January Bulletin of the Academy. It was the first paper of Freud's to be actually published, since the one on his first piece of research, on the eel, did not appear until 3 months later." (Jones, Life and Work, vol. I, pp. 51 - 53)

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
 47.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        Kart over Kristiania. Med vejledende tekst. Udarbeidet af (...), premierløjtnant.

      Kra., Forlagt af H. Aschehoug & Co. 1877. 8vo. Originalt omslag. 55 cm 62 cm.Delvis trykt i farver. 21 s

      [Bookseller: Damms Antikvariat]
 48.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        Das Grossherzogthum Hessen in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Mit 46 Illustrationen in Holzschnitt und Stahlstich.

      Frontispiz, X, 552 S. Sehr schöner, dekorativer Halbledereinband auf 5 echten Bünden, marmorierten Buchdeckeln und vier Lederecken. Kl.4to. EA. Selten. Mit schönen Stahlstichansichten von Darmstadt, Heppenheim, Lich, Lorsch, Mainz, Michelstadt, Offenbach, Worms u.a. sowie Ansichten und Porträts in Holzstich. Der schöne private Einband und die Einbandgestaltung lassen fast vergessen, daß die ersten Seiten stockfleckig, 6 Seiten sauber an den Kanten unterlegt sind und das Buch bis ca. Seite 20 fingerfleckig ist. Sonst sauber und für das Alter sehr gut.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Karel Marel]
 49.   Check availability:     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.