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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'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'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'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'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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        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.

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        Le Chien D'or. The Golden Dog. A Legend of Quebec

      New York: Lovell, Adam, Wesson printed by Lake Champlain Press, 1877. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. THIS 1877 1ST US EDITION VARIANT A BINDING COPY IS QUITE RARE. 8vo, 19cm x 13cm. (7 5/8" x 5 1/4"), vi, 678pp., [8]ads, Dark blue cloth, original brown endpapers. Gilt lettering and decoration. Original dark brown end papers with previous owners name barely visible. Extremities rubbed and beginning to fray, much more so to head and heel; old bookseller very small sticker to front paste-down. Else, interior clean and bright; sound. Very good/No dust jacket.& & This scarce, first printing of this classic of 19th century Canadian literature, an historical novel of Quebec. Possibly the most important novel in nineteenth century English-Canadian literature. Variant A binding with ads: First text setting, Blue cover with black and gold; 8p of advertisements., The Golden Dog was issued in February 1877. Unfortunately, Kirby received little financial benefit from his masterpiece. Because the original publishers failed to copyright the novel, its author neither received royalties nor kept control of the text. & "The novel's action takes place just before the fall of New France, when the supporters of the popular Chien d'Or trading house, headed by the bourgeois Philibert, struggle against the decadent and corrupt Grand Company of the Intendant BIGOT. Two ill-fated romances are interwoven: that of Amélie de Repentigny with Philibert's son, Pierre; and that of Le Gardeur (Amélie's brother) with the self-seeking Angélique des Meloises, who eventually persuades him to kill Philibert. This action precipitates the collapse of the colony. The novel mixes Gothic and historical romance with Québecois history and legend; it also provides insight into 19th-century English Canadian perceptions of French Canada's past." from the Canadian Encyclopedia

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        A Monograph of the Bucerotidae, or Family of the Hornbills

      [New York:] published for subscribers by the author [printed by Taylor and Francis], [1877]-1882. Large 4to., (14 4/8 x 11 inches). 60 EXCEPTIONALLY FINE lithographic plates, comprising 57 hand-coloured plates by and after J. G. Keulemans, and 3 uncoloured plates of generic characters by and after J. Smit, all printed by M. and N. Hanhart. Contemporary half green morocco, green cloth, gilt (spine lightly faded to brown). THE LAST OF ELLIOT'S GREAT ORNITHOLOGICAL MONOGRAPHS First edition, originally issued in ten parts, and a "a comprehensive treatment of the entire family of hornbills" (Zimmer). A genus of ground and tree-dwelling birds, somewhere between the Kingfishers and the Hoopoes, inhabiting the Ethiopian, Oriental and Australian regions, Hornbills are renowned for their formidable bill, which is deceptively hollow and permeated with a network of boney fibers, and their long and strong eyelashes. Plate 44 although included on the plate list was never issued. Daniel Giraud Elliot was born in New York, but later moved to Chicago to serve as Curator of Zoology at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. His great wealth and interest in ornithology enabled the production of a series of sumptuous color-plate books on birds, long after most publishers had turned to smaller formats and cheaper coloring techniques. Elliot commissioned the best bird artists of the day including Joseph Wolf , Josef Smit, and in the case of the Hornbills, the celebrated Keulemans. Fine Bird Books p. 74; Nissen IVB 297; Zimmer p. 207. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        HANDSOME ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE RENOWNED AUTHOR AND WITH THE AUTHOR’S CALLING CARD WITH LONG AUTOGRAPH NOTE IN FRENCH, SIGNED AND DATED BY JULES VERNE

      France: not published, Oct. [18]97. A fine late nineteenth century black and white “woodbury process” photograph from 1877 of the author in formal profile. The photograph is ovular and tipped onto a contemporary cream paper backing featuring an engraved ovular border for the photograph and with JULES VERNE handsomely printed below. Presented with the photograph is the author’s calling card with his name printed in the center. On the card Verne has written in French a friendly note in response to a previous correspondence. The card is dated October ‘97 and is neatly signed by the author. Ovular photograph measures approximately 4.5 by 3.5 inches on a decorative backing approximately 8 by 6.75 inches, calling card approximately 3.5 by 2.25 inches., All handsomely mounted together under grey board with beveled edges, glazed and in a wide antique heavily-gilded wooden frame for a total presentation measuring over 16 by 12 inches. The photograph and calling card are both beautifully fresh and fine with no wear. The antique frame with some chipping to the gilt but still very sturdy and handsome. A DELIGHTFUL TREAT FOR ANY LOVER OF THE WORKS OF JULES VERNE. Verne is perhaps unique in the annuals of literature for his fantastical combination of imagination, humor, wit and surprisingly accurate prophetic visions. In his famed science fiction novels, such as FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON and TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, he predicted such things as nuclear powered submarines, an American space launch to the Moon taking place from central Florida and various other imaginative forms of powered aviation. His many novels were all originally written and published in French but were so internationally popular and well received that American and English translations were almost instantaneously produced. His light hearted approach, often even to serious subjects, and rollicking style of prose have insured the popularity of his novels for generations.

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        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

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        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.

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        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.

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        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.&

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        "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, p.vi. ). 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' .

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        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.

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        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.

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        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!

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        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.

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        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.

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        COLEOPTERA SANCTAE-HELENAE

      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.

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        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.

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        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

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        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.

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        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).

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        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.

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        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.

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        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.

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        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

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        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.

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        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.

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        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.

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        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. .

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        [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.

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        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.

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        THE ST. LOUIS PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHER

      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.

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        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.

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        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,

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        THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

      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. .

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        [EXTENSIVE ARCHIVE OF SERVICE REPORTS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS, BOTH PRINTED AND MANUSCRIPT, FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF THE BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY]

      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 "...claims the exclusive right to use, or to license others to use, speaking telephones...Suits are pending...in 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.

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        Across Africa (2 Volume First Edition Set)

      Dalby,Isbister & Co, London 1877 - First Edition:First Printing:Published in the original blue boards with gilt lettering to the spine, front board blocked in gilt with gilt illustration of the African Continent and Cameron's gilt signature: Book Condition:Volume 1:A Very Good copy, gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine and corners, retains folding map in pocket at back of volume, page edges gently toned, back board gently rubbed in parts, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume 2:A Very Good copy, gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine and corners, page edges gently toned, front end papers gently toned, internally very clean and bright, tight binding. Overall a Very Good First Edition set in publishers original blue cloth scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        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]

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        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

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        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

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        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

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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'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]

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        FALSIFICACIONES DE LOS ALIMENTOS Y BEBIDAS O DICCIONARIO DE LAS SUSTANCIAS ALIMENTICIAS

      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

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        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]

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