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        History of St. Joseph County, Michigan, with illustrations descriptive of its scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important Manufactories, WITH Framed map of Centerville in original Arts and Crafts style wood frame

      Philadelphia: L. H. Everts and Co.. 1877. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. This lot includes the 1877 atlas of St. Joseph's County, Michigan, as well as a framed map of the county seat, Centerville. The book: 1877, First Edition. 232 pp. Hardcover, 1/4 leather with brown boards, gilt title, aeg, original marbled endpapers. Folio (12 x 14 inches). Light scratching to covers and cloth worn at corners and along the edges; the spine leather is lightly scuffed, with mild wear to the ends. Sound binding. Clean and unmarked contents. Illustrated throughout with lithos of the famous residents, homesteads and buildings of the county. --- The map: measures 30 x 24.5 inches, framed in a wooden Arts and Crafts style frame, hanging wire. The map is backed, and has some small holes and areas of light wear; there is a faint, even browning to the whole map. The map shows the lots in the two main areas of town, Michigan Square and Public Square, as well as the Prairie River and its dam. The wooden frame is in excellent condition. Due to the size and fragility of the map, these items will require extra postage. Please inquire first if you have any questions.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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      London - Frederick Bruckmann, 1877 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A large beautifully illustrated and embellished edition of Goethe's tragic play. With fourteen full page plates and numerous illustrations and embellishments throughout. Translated by Theodore Martin andillustrated byAugust Von Kreling. First edition thus. With a dedication to front in the form of a poem and Prelude at the Theatre also in verse. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragicplay in two parts. Although rarely staged in its entirety, it is the play with the largest audience numbers on German-language stages. Faust is Goethe's most famous work and considered by many to be one of the greatest works of German literature. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) was a German writer, artist, and politician. His body of work includes epicand lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles, prose and verse dramas, memoirs, an autobiography, literary and aesthetic criticism, treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour, and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, and over 10,000 letters written by him are extant, as are nearly 3,000 drawings. Sir Theodore Martin KCBKCVO (1816 - 1909) was a Scottish poet, biographer, and translator. August von Kreling (1819 -1876) was a German sculptor born in Osnabrck. He studied with Cornelius and in 1853, became director of the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg. Condition: In a decorative morocco binding with metal embellished corner protectors and metal title and cameos to front board, with decorative cloth endpapers. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities and with rubbing and marks mostly to rear board. Joints starting and backstrip lifting to tail of spine. Internally, generally firmly bound with one plate detached (all are present). Bright but with occasional handling marks and slight ink marks to text block edge. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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      Unwin Brothers. Good+;. 1877. Hardcover. 4to. Original faux vellum worn at edges and spine ends, soiled, lacking clasps but hinges present and securely attached. Interior very good. Untrimmed fore edge. Complete with 38 woodcuts. #29 of 257 .

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        Michael Strogoff, The Courier of the Czar

      New York: Scribner, Armstrong, 1877. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. FIRST AMERICAN HARDBOUND EDITION (JANUARY 1877) Original publisher's darkened red gilt-decorated pictorial cloth, rebacked with beveled boards and new end-papers. xi, [3 blank], [1] - p.377pp., [4pp., two full page maps, Courier of the Car, (map 1 and map 2)], [6pp. ads with one dated July 1876]. With Ninety Full-Page Illustrations. Also included in this volume is his short work,"The Mutineers,A Romance of Mexico." Some pages lightly soiled and small 1" triangular faint old water stain on bottom centre on last half of book not affecting any text., Translated by W.H. G. Kingston. Revised by Julius Chambers.

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      1877. 2. [HOFFMANN,HEINRICH]. SLOVENLY PETER'S STORY BOOK. NY: McLoughlin Bros. no date inscribed 1877. 12mo, cloth stamped in black and gold, pictorial paste-on, few minor mends, paper worn on one page and finger soil throughout, tight and overall VG. Containing: Dirty Child, Little Glutton, Tom the Thief, Little Jacob, Sammy Tickletooth, Untidy Tom, Little Suck-a-Thumb, Johnny Sliderlegs, Carrie and the Candle and Rocjing Philip. Illustrated with 48 chromolithographs. Rare.

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

      32 Charing Cross , S.W. London: Robert John Bush, 1877.. Illustrated by Edward Lear. This is the FIRST EDITION. Blue Embossed Boards. VERY GOOD ( AVERAGE)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Large Signed by A Previous Owner(in Pencil ) HARDBACK Some staining to the boards. Lovely copy of the fourth of Edward Lear's wonderful nonsense poems ( my favourite the youghy - boughy -bo ) in original binding that has recently benefited from the attentions of a superb restoration adding strength to the original spine and ensuring that it can be read for years to come without falling apart (a common fault with the publishers glue) further details on request .

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

      N.p. Turkey or Persia n.d. 19th century [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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        History of the Scottish Highlands - Highland Clans and Highland Regiments with an Account of the Gaelic Language, Literature, and Music by Rev Thomas Maclauchlan and an Essay on Highland Scenery by Professor John Wilson Volumes I & II

      A Fullarton & Co., Edinburgh and London, 1877. Very good green cloth boards, original half black leather binding, banded spine with gilt decoration to banding, gilt ornament in panels, gilt titles, generally in a superb condition, minor edge , attractive feathered endpapers, all edge marbled but slightly faded, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Illustrated with a series of portraits, views, maps, etc, engraved on steel, clan tartans and upwards of two hundred woodcuts, including armorial bearings. Volume I, slight mark across front endpaper, engraved black and white engraving of Prince Charles Edward Stuart as frotispiece, title page with engravings, xxvi, 776 pages. Volume II Double page map showing the Districts of the Highland Clans of Scotland, vi, 818 pages. Fabulous coloured pictures of highland tartans set in a gold line frame. These books are the definitive history of the Scottish Highlands. An absolute treasure for all Scots wherever they may be. A set that is rarely found in such a beautiful condition. An incredible present for someone of Scottish decent or the perfect item to adorn any proudly Scottish section of fine library shelves!

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        Uplands Herregårdar med beskrifande text af Carl Arvid Klingspor och Arvid Schlegel. Teckningar och litografi af A. Nay.

      Stockholm. F. & G. Beijers Förlag. Central-Tryckeriet. [1877 ] - 1881. Folio. 25 x 37 cm. Title + (2 pp. contents) + pp. 5-38 + 278 text leaves in double columns + 1 folding table + 60 colour printed lithographs. The final text leaf to the estate "Bogesund" is missing. Contemporary red half calf. Green boards. Gilt title and decorations at the spine. Ex Libris at the front paste down. Crudely rebacked. Miscolouring of parts of the spine from the glue used for the rebacking. Repaired crack at the spine. Original spine preserved. Bumped corners. Some wear and a few stains to the binding. Front inner joint cracked. A couple of text pages with a stain to the margin. One text leaf partly loose. Some guard papers with creases and tears, a couple with losses. New guard paper to one plate. Clean interior. No foxing. All the plates in very nice condition.. The book depicts charming country estates in the district of Uppland just north of Stockholm. Each view is accompanied by a text description on the history, land holdings, production etc. Uppland has always been one of the richest districts in Sweden, and subsequently has many fine estates. The lithographs were executed by Alexander Nay, some after his own drawings. He was a productive and skilled artist who lithographed many important plate books in Sweden and Denmark. A few examples are "Sverige Framstäldt i Taflor" 1856, "Herregårdar uti Södermanland" 1869 and "Upsala", two editions 1870 and 1877. The text by Carl Arvid Klingspor and Bernhard Schlegel

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

      Boston: James R. Osgood & Company 1877 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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        Skandinaviens Fugle, med saerligt Hensyn til Danmark og de nordlige Bilande.

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

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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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      Buenos Ayres: Calla Derecho, Imprenta de Razon,. 1877. original blue cloth, front panel ruled in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, rear panel ruled in blind, chocolate-brown coated endpapers.. Old ink stamps of St. Dominic's Library, San Francisco, on front free. endpaper and title page (no other library markings). Shallow loss to. cloth at upper spine end, lower spine end and corner tips rubbed, a. tight, very good copy. A very scarce book.(#131696). First edition. Title leaf is a cancel and the imprint is evidently fictitious. Title leaf verso records copyright holder as "Elton R. Smilie." Lyle Wright, American Fiction 1876-1900, records the other issue of this book (the DLC copy) with imprint "Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1877" (this variant title leaf is also a cancel). Eccentric lost race novel which provides a report of a German expedition exploring the headwaters of the Paraguay River and its tributaries. The expedition finds a vast walled city, "Heraclea," which was founded millennia earlier by ancient Romans and is now populated by their descendants. Living nearby are other races, including tiny people who vary from dwarf to insect size, called collectively the "Manatitlans." These ancient people have long dwelled in harmony near and with the Romans and are described as having evolved from the intestinal parasites of the god Hercules. The book includes some heavy- handed satire of European society and some utopian touches, but its focus is a discussion of "Manatitlan" society (which has existed for 11,000 years), especially its educational system. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2053. Clareson, Science Fiction in America 1870s-1930s 702. Bleiler (1978), p. 181. Reginald 13299. Wright (III) 4997.

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        History of the American Fauna and a General Natural History of the World. [3 VOLUME-SET]

      Virtue & Yorston New York Virtue & Yorston 1877 First edition fair Quarto. 3 vols. (complete). VI + 446 + 405 + CCXCpp. Original red buckram with title vignettes laid on spines. Colored frontispiece in each volume. Numerous steel engraved plates, some being colored. Hundreds of b/w illustrations in text. Popular account of the structure, habits, and classification of the various departments of the animal kingdom, quadrupeds, birds, reptiles, fishes, shells, and insects, including the insects destructive to agriculture. Bindings rubbed and soiled. Corners bumped and worn. Spines edges and title labels chipped and worn. Hinges starting. Small closed tears and chipping on edges of few pages. Sections of pages detached from book block on volume I and II, but present. Text in English. Overall, binding in poor, interior in good condition

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