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        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]

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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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        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]

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        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]

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        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.

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        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

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        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.

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        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

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        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

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        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)

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        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

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        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.

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        Motiv von Amsterdam. Oel auf Holz.

      33 x 47, Sehr schöner Zustand (professionell gereinigt), gerahmt. Links unten betitelt, rechts unten singniert u. datiert. Wiggo Fauerholdt (oder Viggo Fauerholt, 1832-1883), dänischer Maler.

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        The AMERICAN SENATOR. A Novel. Library of Select Novels No. 487

      New York:: Harper & Brothers, Publishers.. 1877.. 8vo. 9-1/8" x 5-3/4". 1st US edition (Sadleir TROLLOPE 46; Smith 39). 190, [2], 8 pp. Text double column. Last 10 pages publisher adverts.. Publisher's original printed buff paper wrappers.. Slight roll to volume. General wear & soiling to wrappers. Period. pos ['J. A. Brooks 1880'] to front wrapper. A solid VG copy of this. scarce US edition.. First published serially in Temple Bar, Trollope's novel chronicles the exploits, and exploitations, of his husband-hunting heroine, Arabella Trefoil. Per Sutherland [Victorian Fiction], "the novel is a fine example of late Trollope comedy."

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        Garfieldís copy of ìReport of Chief Engineer J. W. King, United States Navy, on European Ships of War and Their Armamentîñ chapters on the French, German, British, Italian, Russian and Austrian Navies

      ìReport of Chief Engineer J. W. King, United States Navy, on European Ships of War and Their Armament, Naval Administration and Economy, Marine Constructions and Appliances, Dockyards, etc., etc.î by James W. King. 44th Congress, 2d Session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1877. 273 pp, 6î x 9î. Numerous charts, drawings, foldouts, and illustrations. Minor flaws. Original cover and spine. Very Good condition. Inscribed on the front free-endpaper ìHon James A Garfield / MC / Hiram Ohio / Compliments of the / Author.î Affixed to the inside cover is a 2.75î x 1.5î label imprinted ìInter Folia Fructus / Library of / JAMES A. GARFIELD / No.î The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned. This 1877 copy of Chief Engineer James W. Kingís Report is one of them.

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        ART DECORATION APPLIED TO FURNITURE

      Harper & Brothers New York, NY 1877. First Edition Hardcover Handsome hardbound book in very good to near fine condition. Covers in rich green cloth with bright gilt and black filled highly ornate blindstamped design on front cover and spine. Beveled edges. Coated end papers. All edges are bright gilt. The contents are clean and in good condition except for foxing on title page, frontispiece and tissue guard and wherever there are tissue guards. A slight hint of corner wear. Former owner name on title page in old ink. Book is solidly bound, however the rear end paper has split. Profusely illustrated, most in-text. 237 pages, 2 pages of advertising. Any faults diminished in comparison to the beauty of the book cover and the quality condition of the paper. Protected in see-through, removable acetate jacket. The book has been well cared for. The only faults are a result of the foxing to the end papers with offsetting. This book has very bright gilt The fomer owner name is Scott Henry Perky. There is a Perky by that name who was the only surviving son of Henry Perky, inventor, lawyer, Nebraska Congressman, businessperson and who invented shredded wheat. ; 8vo; 237 pages

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        Whithin the Arctic circle. Experiences of travel through Norway, to the North Cape, Sweden, and lapland. Vol. I-II. 4 mounted photographic plates.

      London 1877. (Richard Bentley & Son). 8vo. XV + 257 + (1) + IX + (1) + 224 s.. Dekorerte originalbind. Nye for-og baksatser i begge bind. Små bruksspor på bindene. Som helhet et pent sett

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        Letter from the Secretary of War, Transmitting, in answer to a Senate resolution of March 2, 1877, a copy of the final report of the operations of the troops in the Modoc country, by General Alvan Gillem. March 10, 1877.

      18 pp. 8vo. Stitched self wrappers. First edition thus. Howes G175. Graff 1551. Special Session, March 5, 1877. Senate. Ex. Doc. No. 1. "Earliest Account of this disastrous campaign, " Howes. Gillem was Commander of the Modoc Expedition during which unarmed Peace Commissioners sent by Ulysses Grant were murdered by the Modoc leader Captain Jack and his band. Gillem offers both a detailed report on the Campaign as well as a defense of his actions at the Lava Beds tragedy for which he was criticized. Both this, the official government report, and that printed earlier in 1874 at Benicia Barracks, are quite uncommon. OCLC shows only five copies of the 1874 report and five copies of this version: Yale, Univ. Arizona, Univ. Cal, Huntington, and Univ. Alberta. A very good copy with several chips and tears.

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        Le Violin de Faïence.

      Dessins en coleur par Émile Renard et eaux-fortes par J. Adeline. Paris: E. Dentu 1877. VIII + 176 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and topedge gilt in nice contp. halfleather richly dec. with gold on spine and with coloured label

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        The Florist and Pomologist. A Pictorial Monthly Magazine of Flowers, Fruits and General Horticulture, 1876 and 1877. Bound in one volume

      London: The Journal of Horticulture, 1877.. First Edition. Half-leather cover on green cloth boards. VG: inVery good condition. Boards lightly rubbed with minor wear to leather. Very slight offsetting to title page and occasional pages within. Plates clean and bright. Marbled edges. 292pp, 286pp :: Beautifully illustrated with 47 chromolithographic plates of fruit and flowers, some double page. Additional b/w illustrations, some full page :: 250mm x 160mm (10" x 6") :: Beautifully illustrated. Two volumes bound as one. 1876 edition with 24 plates; 1877 edition with 23 coloured plates

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        Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music, &c.

      London: Robert John Bush, 1877.. First edition, 8vo, (x, 118) pp. Black and white illustrations. Original gilt and black decorated cloth with bevelled edges, recased with new endpapers and minor loss to the spine ends, spine slightly sunned, some rubbing to extremities.

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        Herbstabend bei Soglio im Bergell mit Scioragruppe.. Orig.-Photographie auf Halbkarton montiert..

      37 x 41 gerahmt, 23 x 29 cm, Schönes Exemplar Vorne vom Photographen von Hand betitelt und signiert («Albert Steiner, St. Moritz»). Albert Steiner (1877 -1965). Seit 1902 selbständiger Portraitphotograph in Genf. Mitarbeiter im Atelier des Berner Malers W. Küpfer in Bern. Ab 1913 Photograph in St. Moritz. Die Portrait- und vor alle die subtilen Landschaftsaufnahmen, die Steiner zum Teil über seinen Postkartenverlag vertrieb, machten in weltbekannt.

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        Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, verdeutscht von D. Martin Luther. Mit zweihundert und dreissig Bildern von Gustav Dore. 2 Bände.

      12 Bll. (inkl. 2 Holzschnitten), 774 Spalten; 7 Bll., Sp. 779-1236, 1Blatt; 344 Spalten (= Das Neue Testament). Mit 230 ganzseitigen Holzstichen nach Gustav Dore. Goldgeprägte, stark verzierte Or.-Ganzledereinbände mit rundum Goldschnitt. Folio. Deutsche Prachtausgabe der Dore-Bibel. Schönes, sauberes Exemplar. Kanten normal, ein wenig berieben. (RO)

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        Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill

      [San Francisco]: Morse's Gallery, 1877. Folding albumen photographic panorama mounted on eleven panels, (7½ x 87¼ inches overall), backed with cloth, caption title, photographic credit, and publisher's imprint printed on center panel. (Old staining to the panels below the photographic prints). Original gilt cloth binding (some old dampstaining to the lower edge of the covers), cloth chemise, half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. Perhaps the most famous early view of San Francisco. One of the landmarks of 19th-century American photography, and an iconic image of San Francisco. This remarkable panorama dramatically shows the growth of San Francisco nearly thirty years after the onset of the Gold Rush. In the 1870s, San Francisco audiences were hungry for panoramic displays, and the rest of the country was intrigued by San Francisco, the largest city in the West. Muybridge satisfied all appetites by providing a 360° degree view of the city, creating what Rebecca Solnit calls "an impossible sight, a vision of the city in all directions, a transformation of a circular space into a linear photograph." David Harris calls Muybridge's San Francisco panorama "one of the supreme conceptual and technical achievements in the history of architectural photography." Eadweard Muybridge took the photographs that make up this panorama from a vantage point on the central tower of the unfinished Nob Hill residence of railroad baron Mark Hopkins, then the highest point in the developed portion of the city. The work was done in June or July, 1877, and took some five hours to complete, based on the shifting shadows seen in the image. Muybridge began in the late morning with a view toward the southwest (the tenth plate in the panorama) and proceeded in a clockwise direction, moving his camera away from the sun from one image to the next. Muybridge's view is from some 380 feet above the sea level, and the view reaches some fifty miles into the distance and encompasses a width of fifteen miles. Despite the great scope of the work precise details of the city are visible throughout, and one can clearly see hanging laundry, ships in the harbor, shop signs, and a clock on a tower in the fifth panel reading quarter to two (other copies of the panorama show the clock reading nearly five-thirty). San Francisco spreads throughout the panorama and the dynamism of the city is clearly evident, as many unfinished buildings and roads under construction are also seen. Muybridge's panorama was advertised as being for sale in July 1877, offered for eight dollars rolled or ten dollars accordion-folded and bound, as in the present copy. Buyers could buy the panorama directly from Muybridge, or through Morse's Gallery. Eadweard Muybridge (1830- 1904) was one of the great photographic innovators of the nineteenth century. Born in England, he came to San Francisco in 1855 and built his reputation on photographs of San Francisco, Yosemite, and other western locales. The year after he produced his San Francisco panorama, Muybridge, at the behest of another railroad magnate, Leland Stanford, produced a sequence of photographs of a galloping horse that proved that all four of the animals hooves were off the ground at the same time. Muybridge's work in sequential photography, in which he photographed animals and humans in motion, laid the groundwork for motion pictures. A remarkable view of San Francisco, and a high point in the photographic representation of the West. David Harris, Eadweard Muybridge and the Photographic Panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880, catalogue item 31, and pp.37-53; Rebecca Solnit, River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West; Paul A. Falconer, "Muybridge's Window to the Past: A Wet-Plate View of San Francisco," in California History (Summer 1978), pp.130-157.

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        PANORAMA OF SAN FRANCISCO, FROM CALIFORNIA ST. HILL

      [San Francisco]: Morse's Gallery, 1877.. Albumen photographic panorama mounted on eleven panels, the entire panorama measuring a total of 7 1/2 x 87 1/4 inches. Caption title, photographic credit, and publisher's imprint printed on center panel. Backed by cloth and folding into original gilt cloth binding. Cloth boards with some old dampstaining in the lower edge. Old staining on the panels below the photographic prints. The images themselves are quite clean and sharp. Very good condition. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. One of the landmarks of 19th-century American photography, and an iconic image of San Francisco. This remarkable panorama dramatically shows the growth of San Francisco nearly thirty years after the onset of the Gold Rush. In the 1870s, San Francisco audiences were hungry for panoramic displays, and the rest of the country was intrigued by San Francisco, the largest city in the West. Muybridge satisfied all appetites by providing a 360° degree view of the city, creating what Rebecca Solnit calls "an impossible sight, a vision of the city in all directions, a transformation of a circular space into a linear photograph." David Harris calls Muybridge's San Francisco panorama "one of the supreme conceptual and technical achievements in the history of architectural photography." Eadweard Muybridge took the photographs that make up this panorama from a vantage point on the central tower of the unfinished Nob Hill residence of railroad baron Mark Hopkins, then the highest point in the developed portion of the city. The work was done in June or July, 1877, and took some five hours to complete, based on the shifting shadows seen in the image. Muybridge began in the late morning with a view toward the southwest (the tenth plate in the panorama) and proceeded in a clockwise direction, moving his camera away from the sun from one image to the next. Muybridge's view is from some 380 feet above the sea level, and the view reaches some fifty miles into the distance and encompasses a width of fifteen miles. Despite the great scope of the work precise details of the city are visible throughout, and one can clearly see hanging laundry, ships in the harbor, shop signs, and a clock on a tower in the fifth panel reading quarter to two (other copies of the panorama show the clock reading nearly five-thirty). San Francisco spreads throughout the panorama and the dynamism of the city is clearly evident, as many unfinished buildings and roads under construction are also seen. Muybridge's panorama was advertised as being for sale in July 1877, offered for eight dollars rolled or ten dollars accordion- folded and bound, as in the present copy. Buyers could buy the panorama directly from Muybridge, or through Morse's Gallery. Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) was one of the great photographic innovators of the nineteenth century. Born in England, he came to San Francisco in 1855 and built his reputation on photographs of San Francisco, Yosemite, and other western locales. The year after he produced his San Francisco panorama, Muybridge, at the behest of another railroad magnate, Leland Stanford, produced a sequence of photographs of a galloping horse that proved that all four of the animals hooves were off the ground at the same time. Muybridge's work in sequential photography, in which he photographed animals and humans in motion, laid the groundwork for motion pictures. A remarkable view of San Francisco, and a high point in the photographic representation of the West. David Harris, EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE AND THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PANORAMA OF SAN FRANCISCO, 1850-1880, catalogue item 31, and pp.37-53. Rebecca Solnit, RIVER OF SHADOWS: EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE AND THE TECHNOLOGICAL WILD WEST. Paul A. Falconer, "Muybridge's Window to the Past: A Wet- Plate View of San Francisco," in CALIFORNIA HISTORY (Summer 1978), pp.130-157.

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        Map of the City of Brooklyn, and village of Williamsburgh, showing the size of blocks and width of streets as laid out by the Commissioners, the old Farm lines Water line and all recent changes in streets. Laid out from accurate surveys & documents

      New York: Benj. S.D. Demarest, 1877. Lithographic map, with original colour, in eight sections with linen joints, four sections linen-backed, two backed with marbled paper and two mounted onto the inner covers of a pair of half calf cloth-covered boards, the boards expertly rebacked and cornered, 33 3/8 x 47 3/8 inches, in modern cloth box. A very fine large- scale map of Brooklyn, depicting the city in the middle of the 19th century, with detailed information about the city's early settlers As the map itself makes clear: this is a reissue of a map that was originally published in 1846 by Richard Butt. It was transferred by George A. Buckingham Jr., in February 1877, and photo-lithographed by Robert A. Welcke. The addition of colour not only adds greatly to the attractiveness of the image, it also allows the boundaries of the early land holdings (most marked with the names of their original owners) to be clearly seen despite the presence of the grids of the modern streets. A fascinating historical record of Brooklyn's past. Phillips, Maps of America, p.176

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        TRATTATO GENERALE DI COSTRUZIONI CIVILI. Con cenni speciali intorno alle costruzioni grandiose.

      Vallardi In-4 p., 5 voll. in 4 tomi, mz. pelle coeva (con abras.), dorso a cordoni e tit. oro. L'opera è cosi composta: - Costruzioni in pietra e strutture murali. Quinta ediz. interam. rifatta da H. Lang, pp. XI,346, con 596 incis. su legno nel t. e 105 tavv. litografate f.t., ciasc. con più figg. - Costruzioni in legno. Quarta ediz. completam. rifatta da H. Lang, pp. VIII,292, con 600 inc. su legno nel t. e 124 tavv. litografate f.t., ciasc. con più figg. - Costruzioni metalliche (in ferro). Quarta ediz. completam. rifatta da H. Lang, pp. VIII,181, con 180 inc. su legno nel t. e 108 tavv. f.t. (di cui 35 doppie), ciasc. con più figg. - Costruzioni diverse (riscaldamento, ventilazione, gaz, acqua - appendice sulla luce elettrica - apparecchi avvisatori elettrici, telefonici, ad aria compressa - fondazioni, condotta dei lavori). Seconda edizione interamente rifatta da A. Scholtz, pp. X,459, con 500 inc. su legno nel t. e 74 (3 sono ?bis?) tavv. litografate f.t., ciasc. con più figg. Unito a: Distribuzione generale degli edifici in conformità allo scopo. Per l?arch. T. Vespasiano, pp. (8),65, con 49 inc. su legno nel t. e 110 tavv. litografate f.t. Con lievi fioriture, peraltro ben conservato (slightly foxed, otherwise good condition). .

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        Arctic Expeditions from British and Foreign Shores from the Earliest Times to The Expedition of 1875-76.

      Edinburgh: Thomas C. Jack 1877.. 31 by 24 cms. xiv+824 pp. with numerous coloured illustrations, maps and other engravings. 26 full page tissue guarded plates. a.e.g. Heavy black bevelled boards, with blind stamped and gilt decoration, with a little minor damage, repaired, and faded gilt. The spine has been professionally replaced in black cloth with gilt title. Internally very tight, bright and clean. A very heavy item, extra postage will be required. In 15 parts. Part 5 covers Parry and Franklin 1821-27, Part 6, Parry and Ross 1827-33, Part 7, Franklin's last and fatal Expedition, Dr. John Rae's first expedition. Part 8, The Franklin Search, Part 9, On Franklin's Track, Part 10, Discovery of a North West Passage, Part 11, Expedition under Sir Edward Belcher, Part 12, The Fate of Franklin, Part 13, Arctic Expeditions from Foreign Shores, Part 14, Recent European Expeditions, Part 15, The Great English Expedition of 1875-76. Earlier parts cover most earlier explorations. Very comprehensive with good plates.

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        Meeting the Sun: A Journey All Round the World, Through Egypt, China, Japan, and California, including an Account of the Marriage Ceremonies of the Emperor of China

      Estes & Lauriat Boston: Estes & Lauriat. 1877. First. First American edition. 413pp. Tall octavo. Publisher's green cloth beveled boards stamped in black and gilt. Light rubbing, a nice, near fine copy. .

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        TABLE TALK

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

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        PROVERBS WITH PICTURES

      1877. 2. BENNETT,CHARLES. PROVERBS WITH PICTURES. Lond: Wm. Tegg 1877. 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, 48p., foxing else VG. 1st published in 1859. Printed on rectos only, each of the 48 plates features common proverbs accompanied by clever and enormously witty engravings by Bennett.

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        ON A PINCUSHION And other Fairy Tales. With Illustrations by William De Morgan.

      Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. [6], 228 pages. Illustrated throughout by William De Morgan the author's brother. Sometime rebound in half calf gilt over marbled boards. Octavo. First edition. Inscribed on half-title: 'For Miss Flower with best love from William & Mary De Morgan.' Some minor soiling here & there throughout; the outer edge of the half-title is water-stained and there is some other water-staining toward the end of the book; however, this remains a good plus copy of a scarce book, rarely found inscribed.

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        Danish Greenland Its People and Its Products. Edited by Robert Brown.

      London, Henry S. King & Co 1877. XVII + 468 pp. 1 folding map. 16 engraved plates. Orig. decorated red cloth. Gilt vignettes to spine and front panel. Map browned with tear. Ocassional browning (not affecting the plates), otherwise a nice copy.. *First English edition. Arctic Bibl. 14590

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        Fruits of Philosophy an Essay on the Population Question

      Freethought Publishing Company, London, 1877. 3/4 Leather. Very Good. 3/4 leather over marbled boards bound over original wraps, light wear with a bit of chipping and rubbing to leather at edges and hinges.. Landmark 1877 publication of Knowlton's ca. 1830 work on birth control. This was the edition that Besant and Bradlaugh published to provoke a lawsuit - which it did. The suit led to immense publicity and, eventually, to widespread publication and discussion of birth control policies both in the UK and in the U.S. A central and founding document of both women's rights and birth control. Despite being published in large quantities after the trial, this and later editions of the Besant-Bradlaugh editon are decidedly scarce. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Women & Feminism; Antiquarian & Rare; Inventory No: 033573. .

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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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        L'italie illustree de 450 gravures sur bois. paris, hachette, 1877.

      cm. 37, pp. viii, 743. Con 450 incisioni nel testo molte delle quali a piena pagina. Splendida legatura editoriale in mezza pelle e percallina verde interamente decorata. Tagli dorati. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta di uno dei più celebri volumi illustrati francesi sull'Italia. Particolarmente interessante per l'iconografia che offre una gran quantità di vedute di tutte le città italiane. Cfr. Cremonini 194.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Henry W. Longfellow"), containing a stanza from his "Haunted Houses"

      Cambridge august 10 1877 Cambridge, august 10, 1877. 8vo. 1 p. pen and ink on paper. Lightly creased, faint soiling. Very good in custom brown morocco-backed folding box . "Dear Sir, The lines you quote in German are from a poem entitled 'Haunted Houses.' In the original they are as follows: Our little lives are held in equipoise By opposite attractions and desires; The struggle of the instinct that enjoys, And the more noble instinct that aspires"

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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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        Memorials of the Earl of Stirling and of the House of Alexander (2 Vol set)

      : William Paterson & Co, 1877. Red cloth covered boards, black decoration, gilt title on front & spine. Wear to edges, moderate light threading, tearing of fabric along gutters, Gift inscriptions (vol.1) on FFEP & title pages.(vol 2) title page only, but owner's name on first free page, spotty foxing. CDV photo of Miss Bettie Alexander of Virginia, daughter of individuals mentioned on page 80 , vol. 2 laid-in.. No Edition Stated. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket.

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        Letters - Addressed to Richard Hengist Horne

      London: Richard Bently and Son 1877 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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        A History of the Scottish Highlands Highland Clans and Highland Regiments

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

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        Atlas Migeon: a two-volume atlas of the World and of France & its colonies. Volume I Geographie Universelle; Volume II France.

      Paris: Migeon, 1877... Atlas Migeon: a two-volume atlas of the World and of France & its colonies. Volume I Geographie Universelle; Volume II France, published by Migeon Paris 1877. In stiff marbled boards with faux leather spines and corners (a later binding; both volumes are identically bound). Volume I: 36 double -page maps by Debuissons and Chartier size 47 by 31 cm., each in full colour and most with one or more fascinating vignettes of local scenes, produce and peoples. No text to reverse but each map is accompanied by two pages of text with information on history, geography, peoples, industry and agriculture, population etc. Volume II contains 105 maps by Vuillemin, some double-page, comprising maps of the departments of France each with several vignettes of local scenes and famous inhabitants, plus a series of maps of the French overseas possessions and two of Paris. The maps of the colonies include splendid double-page maps of Algeria, Constantine and Oran. Some of the map titles and pages of text in Vol. I have been cropped at the top outside the borders of the map but otherwise both are in Good to VG condition. Images available.

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        Caldwell's Illustrated Historical Combination Atlas of Clarion County

      J. A. Caldwell Condit, Ohio: J. A. Caldwell. 1877. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1877. Large folio (17 x 14), rebound in the early 20th C in cream colored buckram, 230 pp, all maps and views present and collated complete. Filled with tinted views and color maps, includes large folding map of Clarion Borough, folding map of Farmington and foldout Outline Map of the county. Condition VG indeed; the edges appear to have been trimmed all the way around but only very mildly; margins are ample and the book opens easily... there is more trimming to the title page which has had some reinforcement to its verso, cracking at inner margin of title page, minor reinforcement to hinges of foldout maps; the Outline Map of the county is in two pieces, is complete, but we have not rejoined the two sections, the outer section is loosely laid in. The folding map of Clarion Borough has 3-inch separation at one of the folds, clean and easily restored. Otherwise, with mild overall age toning / tanning, this atlas is in uncommonly nice condition with brilliant color views of various homesteads and estates and excellent color maps, all printed and lithographed in Pittsburgh by Otto Krebs. One of the best of the Caldwell atlases for its fine use of color lithograph views, also in its early depiction of Pennsylvania's nascent oil industry, with views of oil derricks and wells, factories and churches. RARE, only other original copy for sale currently is five times our price.

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        THE AMERICAN SENATOR

      1877. hardcover. Trollope, Anthony. THE AMERICAN SENATOR. In Three Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1877. Original pinkish-ochre cloth decorated in black.3 vols. First Edition, published at the end of this novel's serialization in Temple Bar magazine. THE AMERICAN SENATOR will be read for the sake of its opening chapters, which set before the reader in a few pages the whole geographical and social pattern of an English county; for the sake of its hunting episodes, which are among the best not only in Trollope, but in the whole of English fiction; and for the sake of Arabella Trefoil, a masterly study of a girl without a heart... [Sadleir]. The name of the American senator who comes to England with Arabella and her mother? -- Elias Gotobed. This copy is in the primary binding of pinkish-ochre cloth decorated in black (Sadleir identifies five secondary and remainder bindings, including one three-volumes in-one). This light cloth is extremely prone to soil, but this set has less than usual (a slightly paler patch at the top of each front cover indicates that this set, like most, initially went to a lending library). There is minor wear at the spine ends, and a bit of bubbling of Vol II's front cover cloth. The endpapers are appropriately yellow but are not the originals; each bears a relatively recent bookplate. In all, a very good set. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 46. "THREE-DECKER" NOVELS (Sumner & Stillman Code:11402)

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        Novels

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1877. Six volumes - Volume One - 'Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet', cxvii, [1], 437pp, [1]; Volume Two - 'Yeast: A Problem', xx, 324pp; Volume Three - 'Westward Ho!', viii, 519pp, [1]; Volume Four - 'Two Years Ago', xvii, 18-495pp, [1]; Volume Five - 'Hypatia; Or, New Foes With an Old Face', xix, [1], 389pp, [1] and Volume Six - 'Hereward the Wake', viii, 518pp. Uniform half calf and cloth, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, contrasting morocco author label to fourth, remaining panels have gilt central roundel with flowers emanating and flowery stem cornerpieces within a double fillet border, all edges marbled with marbled endpapers. Spines very slightly faded, gilt to spines slightly rubbed, rubbed to extremities with a few small bumps and scrapes, corners rubbed. Internally some very light foxing, mainly to endpapers, the text is quite bright and clean. Reprint. Half Calf and Cloth. Good+. 8vo.

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        Prodrome de la flore du plateau central de la France comprenant l'Auvergne, le Velay, la Lozère, les Cévennes, une partie du Bourbonnais et du Vivarais

      Paris: Masson, 1877. relié. 14x22,5cm. Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin vert sapin, dos à quatre nerfs orné de filets à froid et de dentelles dorée en tête et en pied, page de garde de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe de l'auteur sur la page de faux-titre. Rare. - Masson, Paris _1877, 14x22,5cm, relié. - relié

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        [Bound volume containing 22 mounted leaves of Islamic Illuminations and Miniatures]

      [N.p., Turkey or Persia, n.d.,19th century]. (ISLAMIC MINIATURES) 4to. Polychrome gouache gilt on paper, trimmed and laid down. Some rubbing to miniatures, occasional areas of loss. Late nineteenth century red leather leporello album, borders ruled in blind. Some flaws at folds of leaves. Bookplate of Lewis Einstein . Provenance: from the estate of Lewis Einstein (1877-1967), American diplomat and historian, whose posts included a long residence in Ottoman Turkey at the turn of the twentieth century. Beautiful selection of leaves from an illuminated manuscript book of Persian verse. The illuminations are in a provincial Shirazi style with some later retouching) and the calligraphy is accomplished and graceful. Two leaves are the heavily gilt opening panels of a selections from Hafiz, with two additional leaves of gilt text illumination. The other leaves comprise a variety of scenes, including: a seated horseman with a hawk at his arm, surrounded by attendants, with wild beasts in the background; a reclining man smoking a water-pipe; domestic and garden scenes of pleasure; a group of pious men gathered at the mihrab or prayer alcove

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        Illustrations of the Logic of Science-series (3-6): The Doctrine of Chances (+) The Probability of Induction (+) The Order of Nature (+) Deduction, Induction and Hypothesis.

      New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1877-78. 8vo. The entire volumes 12 and 13 of "Popular Science Monthly". 2 uniform contemporary black half cloth bindings with gilt lettered title to spine. Library stamp to title-pages. (2), 642-778, (4), 128, (3), 642-777, (4), 386-640 pp; (5), 642-777, (3), 512 pp. Minor wear to extremities, internally fine and clean.. First edition of four influential Peirce-papers, all part of the series "Illustrations of the Logic of Science" published in Popular Science Monthly. The intention of the series was to "describe the method of scientific investigation," and it contains what Peirce would later describe as "the earliest formulation of a method of logical analysis that [I] had had the habit of alluding to as [my] pragmatism". In "The Doctrine of Chances" Peirce's argument is that continuity provides a powerful engine for logic, and he states that: "To be logical men must not be selfish", for "logic requires the identification of one's interests with those of an unlimited community". (p. 611)."In Part IV of the third of Peirce's six papers in Popular Science Monthly, entitled "The Doctrine of Chances," Peirce even argued that simply being logical presupposes the ethics of self-sacrifice: "He who would not sacrifice his own soul to save the whole world, is, as it seems to me, illogical in all his inferences, collectively." To social Darwinism, and to the related sort of thinking that constituted for Herbert Spencer and others a supposed justification for the more rapacious practices of unbridled capitalism, Peirce referred in disgust as "The Gospel of Greed"." (SEP).In "The Probability of Induction" he compares the conceptualistic view with the materialistic view and differentiates chances from probability. In "The Order of Nature" he argues against John Stewart Mill's view that the consistency of nature is the only guarantee that induction should be explained by the doctrines of probabilities. "Deduction, Induction and Hypothesis" deals with one of Peirce's seminal topics: Abductive reasoning. It is Peirce who proves that there is an "inconsistency" of the induction and that it thus does not hold in all cases - leading him to introduce the notion of abductive conclusion. Before Peirce, it was a generally accepted notion that only inductive conclusions allow for the generation of a hypothesis.Peirce is widely regarded as being one of Americas´s most influential philosophers. He also set footprints outside the world of pure logic as Italian author and Professor Umberto Eco is said to have based his famous novel The Name of The Rose partly on the logic and semiotics developed by Peirce.Other papers of interest contained in the two volumes:1. Huxley, T. H. On Elementary Instruction in Physiology, Vol. 8. Pp.668-672.2. Tyndall, John. Spontaneous Generation I, Vol. 8. Pp. 476-490.3. Huxley, T. H. Technical Education, Vol. 8. Pp. 570-580.4. Tyndal, John. Spontaneous Generation II, Vol. 9. 591-604.5. Tyndal, John. Recent Experiments of Fog-Signals, Vol. 9. Pp. 275-288.And many other

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        WAVERLEY NOVELS

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1877. 48 vols. Numerous b/w illustrations. Various pp. Hardcover. 12mo. Dark blue 1/2 leather over marbled paper-covered boards. Top edge gilt. Head, heels and corners lightly worn; some fading to a few spines; endpapers marbled to match boards. Still, a handsome set. Very good/No jacket issued. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

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