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        Estudios Sobre Derecho Politico.

      1877. Rare Work by an Important Venezuelan Jurist Sanojo, Luis [1819-1878]. Estudios Sobre Derecho Politico. Caracas: Imprenta de Espinal e Hijos, 1877. xii, 314 pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary pebbled cloth, blind frames to boards, gilt title and ornaments to spine. Some rubbing to extremities with minor wear to spine ends, corners bumped and somewhat worn, small tear to front free endpaper, early repair to bottom edge of half-title. Browning to text, internally clean. Ex-library, Location label to spine, small inkstamp to title page. A nice copy of a rare title. * Only edition. Sanojo was the leading Venezuelan jurist and legal writer of his day and an important statesman. He played a leading role in the creation of Venezuela's Civil, Commercial and Civil Procedure Codes. Estudios Sobre Derecho Politico is an essay on political science. OCLC locates 7 copies worldwide, 3 in North American law libraries (Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley, University of Michigan).

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        DALMATIA, CROATIA: DALMACIJA NACRTAO I NARISAO JU J.J. PAULINY U BE?U. NAKLADOM ALBRECHTA I FIEDLERA U ZAGREBU.

      Zagreb: Albrecht & Fiedler, []. 1877 - Chromolithograph on 12 sheets (Complete), uncut and un-joined (Very Good, splendid chromolithography, marginal chipping and various marginal tears, a few hairline tears just entering image but with no loss, some wear and minor creasing along old centrefolds of sheets, all tears closed on verso with archival tape), each sheet (with blank margins): 49 x 62 cm (19 x 24.5 inches), if all sheets joined would form a map approximately 140 x 240 cm (55 x 94.5 inches). An extremely rare and colossal wall map of Dalmatia (1.4 x 2.4 metres), printed by a resplendent technique of chromolithography, designed by the Austro-Hungarian cartographer Jacob Josef Pauliny and printed in Zagreb by Albrecht & Fiedler. This colossal 12-sheet wall map showcases all of Dalmatia in spectacular detail, being the largest map of the region we have even seen (1.4 x 2.4 metres / 4.5 x 8 feet). Designed by the prominent Austro-Hungarian military engineer Jacob Josef Pauliny, and predicated on the latest official surveys, the map was chromolithographed using a most resplendent technique and issued in Zagreb by the leading publisher Albrecht & Fiedler. Its scope extends along the Adriatic, from just beyond Zadar, in the north, all the way down to Kotor (Montenegro), in the south, with the major centres of Šibenik, Split and Dubrovnik in between. In the interior, the map’s scope extends inland to include the southern two thirds of Bosnia & Herzegovina, including Sarajevo, going as far east as ?a?ak, Serbia. The map is predicated on the latest Austro-Hungarian government surveys, which, during this time employed amongst the most advanced scientific techniques in the world. The map’s chromolithography employs an exquisite palate of colours to represent the varied topography and heavily indented, island-strewn coastline of Dalmatia. Croatian toponymy is employed throughout the map, and its legend (lower left corner) explains the host of symbols used to identify cities, towns and villages of various sizes; regional administrative centres; as well as the locations of castles, churches, mosques, monasteries, post offices, rural guesthouses and mines. Also noted are major roads, railways and railway stations. The map also grants sophisticated information on land use, including farmland and forests, as well as various types of topographical and fluvial features. While the map is undated, its appearance in a list of newly published maps in the 1878 edition of Petermann’s Mitteilungen confirms the date of issue as 1877. Historical Context - Dalmatia is a region of stunning natural beauty and cultural wealth, occupying a rugged coastal region along the Adriatic, the nexus for a variety of different cultures since ancient times. Split was famously the birthplace and frequent home of the Roman Emperor Diocletian (244–312 AD), and for centuries Dalmatia played a central role in the Pan-Mediterranean economy. From 1358 to 1808 the southern part of Dalmatia, centred on Dubrovnik, was the independent state of the Republic of Ragusa, an immensely wealthy maritime trading power, generally allied to the Ottoman Empire. Most of the rest of Dalmatia, was part of the Republic of Venice, and while also thriving on seaborne trade, had to continuously fight epic battles for survival against the Ottomans, who occupied Bosnia, the borders of which lay only short distance inland. Venice and Ragusa dominated Dalmatia until the Napoleonic Wars, when the region was taken over by Napoleon Bonaparte’s legions. It became part of the French Province of Illyria. Following the wars, at the Congress of Vienna (1815), Dalmatia, along with the rest of the Croatian lands was given to the Austrian Habsburg Empire. Under Austrian rule, Dalmatia played a critical role in the development of the Empire’s rapidly rising international maritime economic and military presence. In particular, a large percentage of the sailors in the Austrian Navy, as well as the staff of the globally prominent shipping line Austr

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        MATERIA MEDICA OF THE HINDUS COMPILED FROM SANSKRIT MEDICAL WORKS

      1877 - DUTT, Udoy Chand. THE MATERIA MEDICA OF THE HINDUS COMPILED FROM SANSKRIT MEDICAL WORKS, WITH A GLOSSARY OF INDIAN PLANTS. Clacutta, Thacer, Spink & Co., 1877. 354 pp. 8vo. Brown cloth, blindstamped front and back. Spine repaired with cloth tape. Ex-library copy with usual markings. Bookplate to ffep, library card pocket to Rfep. Dutt was a physician and expert in Ayurveda who served as a civil medical officer at Serampore, Bengal, India. The glossary is by George King, superintendent of the Royal Botanical Garden in Calcutta. Scarce.

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        Autograph postcard signed ("WPeters"). Berlin, 12. XI. 1877.

      1877. Oblong 8vo. 1 p. With autogr. address. To private scholar August Leesenberg (geb. 1839), asking to see him and help him to pleat envelopes.

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        Importante minuta autografa in brutta copia di una lunghissima lettera che il filologo Giovanni Tórtoli (Firenze, 1832-1914), Arciconsolo della Crusca, scrive a Giosué Carducci in merito ad una polemica letteraria, 1877.

      1877. Documento manoscritto assai interessante, siglato G.T., in formato cm.21,3x15,3, fittamente compilato su due colonne su quattro facciate rispettivamente di 43, 39, 56 e 44 righe. Si tratta di una brutta copia, estremamente pasticciata e fitta di correzioni, cancellature, giunte e rimandi, ma perfettamente intellegibile, Alcune ininfluenti abrasioni lungo le piegature. "Se tu abbia di me conservata memoria, o se il tempo e la lontananza ti abbiano fatto dimenticare del tutto l'antica amicizia, non so, né te lo dimando, non piacendomi di riuscire molesto a nessuno: io certo non mi sono mutato di animo al tuo riguardo, e ti ho sempre la stessa affezione di una volta. E prova te ne sia la libertà con la quale ti scrivo la presente, sotto l'impressione sinistra, non lo dissimulo, di un articolo che non avrei mai creduto possibile fosse concepito, non che scritto da te, tanto disdice ai tuoi studj e al tuo ingegno, e contravviene a quell'onestà letteraria, in nome della quale biasimi coloro che parlano di quel che non fanno. Tu intendi alla prima che alludo a quell'articolo, che scrivesti in servigio del Sig. Cerquetti, e contro l'Accademia della Crusca e il suo Vocabolario; artciolo che ho letto sol oggi [...]. Vorrei bene poter passar sopra al tuo articolo, ma il grado che occupi nel pubblico insegnamento, ed il nome che meritatamente ti sei acquistato nelle lettere, e al quale solo (non nell'Accademia, credilo) hai fatto ingiuria col tuo scritto, non solamente mi vietano il silenzio, ma mi impongono invece di essere più severo con te che con lui. Un pedante, che ignora perfino la grammatica, che non intende né gli esempj che allega, né le definizioni del Vocabolario, che piglia per belle e buone le false lezioni dei testi e gli errori degli scrittori (e tutto questo proverò largamente), e che solo ha il merito di aver trovato qualche voce di regola, e corretto non molti errori di stampa e pochissime citazioni sbagliate, è da te strombazzato per "prode cultore della filologia italiana"; da te che sai bene quel che voglia dire filologia e quel che importi il nome di filologo! [...] Ripetere che l'Accademia "deve distruggere" quella pubblicazione, mentre essa ha detto e ridetto più volte il vero motivo dell'averla messa da un canto, che fu la segregazione della parte arcaica della lingua dal corpo del Vocabolario, non è perfidia, non è forse slealtà? Stampare che gli Accademici della Crusca "adulterano" i testi e "sconciano" i corpi, quasi che fossero un branco d'idioti, non è una trivialità indecente per un uomo che abbia pudore e si rispetti?". La lettera prosegue poi a lungo sullo stesso tenore, con nuove motivazioni progressivamente aggiunte dal Tortoli. E' allegata copia, in verità assai guastata al dorso, ma integra nel testo, dell'opuscolo che il Tortoli diede alle stampe per confutare le tesi del Cerquetti: "Alle accuse di malafede e di menzogna date dal Signor Alfonso Cerquetti. Risposta di Giovanni Tortoli seguìta da un'appendice concernente il signor Pietro Fanfani" (Firenze, Carnesecchi, 1877). Si tratta di una accorata e durissima minuta di una lettera che il letterato Giovanni Tòrtoli, Accademico della Crusca dal 1858 e Arciconsolo della stessa dal 1905, che fu uno dei principali compilatori della 5a edizione del Vocabolario, indirizza a Giosué Carducci. La stesura della missiva si inserisce in una annosa polemica che vede protagonista il linguista Tommaso Fanfani, da sempre critico nei confronti degli Accademici della Crusca alla prese con la revisione del celebre Vocabolario, parlando addirittura di "insulsaggine settaria, pedanteria arcaistica e imperizia tecnica dei compilatori (cfr. "Il Vocabolario novello della Crusca", Milano, 1876). Un collaboratore del Fanfani, Alfonso Cerquetti (Montecosaro, 1830-1905), nel 1877 taccia di incompetenza gli estensori della revisione, tanto da venire prontamente querelato dagli accademici Cesare Guasti, definito addirittura "mentirore, disonesto, ciarlatanescamente sfacciato", e, appunto, Giuseppe Tòrtoli per diffamazione ed ingiurie a mezzo stampa. Il Tortoli rispose anche con un opuscolo "Alle accuse di malafede e di menzogna date dal Signor Alfonso Cerquetti. Risposta di Giovanni Tortoli seguìta da un'appendice concernente il signor Pietro Fanfani" (Firenze, Carnesecchi, 1877). In tale diatriba si inserì dunque anche il Carducci, e la brutta copia della presente lettera, il cui tono appare in tutta la sua veemenza nei brani da essa sopra estrapolati, testimonia la immediata reazione del Tortoli, ad accorata difesa del lavoro suo e degli altri accademici. La vicenda si concluse con una lieve condanna per il Cerquetti. Non si ha notizia se la missiva sia stata effettivamente spedita al Carducci, o se questi abbia poi risposto. Nell'epistolario contenuto nella "Edizione Nazionale delle opere di Giosuè Carducci" (Bologna, Zanichelli, edizione 1938-1968) compare una sola lettera del "vate" al Tortoli, ed è datata 1875. Codice libreria 116360.

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        Repertorium op de Koloniale Litteratuur 1595-1865, 2 delen compleet

      Hooykaas, J.C.: 1877/1880 van Kampen Amsterdam, hardcover 651+751 blz. Professioneel opnieuw ingebonden voor het Tropeninstituut. Overzicht van alle publicaties in deze periode. Deel I Het land, Het volk. Deel II gaat over het bestuur en wetenschap. In zeer goede staat. Zeldzame uitgave!

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        Tri sily. Publichnoe chtenie. (Three Forces; A Public Reading.)

      Moscow: M. Katkov,, 1877. Octavo (222 × 150 mm), pp. 16. Original printed paper wrappers. Housed in a black cloth rounded-spine slipcase and chemise by the Chelsea Bindery. Small circular library label to front wrapper, oval library stamp to blank portion of First and last leaves. Wrapper largely split along spine, but still holding, front wrapper and First leaf a little crumpled at head, with a short tear but no loss, trace of library label and shelfmark to front wrapper; a very good copy. Scarce first edition of the Russian philosopher, theologian, poet, pamphleteer and literary critic Vladimir Soloviev's rousing lecture, "Three Forces", read to the Society of Amateurs of Russian Literature in April 1877. "In the academic year 1876–7 Soloviev returned to teaching and worked on a second book, The Philosophical Principles of Integral Knowledge. Before the year was over, however, he resigned his academic post and moved to St Petersburg … In the light of his later career Soloviev's move can be seen as a step towards the lifestyle which suited him best, that of an independent scholar and publicist. Soloviev picked a good time to begin his publicistic career. Early in 1877 Russia declared war on the Ottoman empire in response to Turkish violence against Orthodox Christians in the Balkans. For the first time since the end of the Crimean War (1856), the Eastern Question returned to the center stage of European politics and and lent new urgency to the issue of Russia's historical mission … Hitching religious philosophy to Russian messianism … his thesis was as simple as it was bold. The world is dominated by two opposed, but equally flawed, religious principles: the Islamic or oriental principle of 'the inhuman God,' a formula justifying universal servitude, and the modern European principle of 'the godless human individual,' a formula validating 'universal egoism and anarchy.' The conflict between these principles can only end in a vicious circle. Fortunately for humanity there is a country, Russia, where East and West meet and transcend their spiritual division in a higher religious principle: bogochelovechestvo, the humanity of God. As history's 'third force' Russia is destined to blaze the path not just to Constantinople but to the universal, divine-human cultural synthesis of the future." (Paul Valliere, Modern Russian Theology: Orthodox Theology In A New Key, p. 114). "The great Russian religious philosopher V. Solov'ev, wrote about the influence of the religious philosophy of Islam on the cultural history of Western countries. He said that in the development of the history of humanity there are three forces: the first would like to subdue humankind to God; the second would skip 'the unity of the world' and give freedom to the individual form of life; the third would reconcile the unity of God with individual freedom. In the modern world, according to Solov'ev, these forces exist in three historical cultures: the first is the Arabian East, the second is Western civilization, and the third is Slavonic." (Abdusamedov Anvar, "The Place of Islamic Culture in Social Progress", Spiritual values and social progress, Uzbekistan philosophical studies, 1, p. 70).

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        THE MANATITLANS; OR A RECORD OF SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATIONS IN THE ANDEAN LA PLATA, S. A.

      Buenos Ayres: Calla Derecho, Imprenta de Razon,. 1877. original green cloth, front panel ruled in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, rear panel ruled in blind, chocolate-brown coated endpapers.. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, some scattered foxing and. soiling, mostly to preliminary and terminal leaves, several text. leaves age-darkened, especially pages 216-217, lacks front fly leaf,. still a tight, very good copy. A very scarce book.(#149618). 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. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Bleiler (1978), p. 181. Reginald 13299. Wright (III) 4997.

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        Document Signed.

      - Controversial Mexican general and dictatorial seven-term president (1877-80, 1884-1911); forced into exile in Paris. Partly-printed DS in Spanish, 1p + integral blank, 11½" X 17", Mexico City, Mexico, 1886 April 12. Very good. Faint age toning and mild edgewear. Two tax stamps at upper left. A large and decorative document featuring elaborate masthead image with ornate typefaces across the top and a partly-printed text granting Lyman Franklin Holman (born 1828, an American engineer) permission to use an "apparatus for pulverizing minerals and other hard substances." Signed huge and bold by Diaz and another official at the bottom. Docketed on verso. Affixed to the mostly-blank verso is a smaller (8½" X 13½") printed handbill -- boilerplate regulations regarding patents. In 1881 the American "Commissioners of Patents' Journals" recorded the issuance of a patent for this apparatus to Holman and one other person. Scarce and quite handsome. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Architecture in Ancient Rome - Alma-Tadema, 1877.

      ARCHITECTURE IN ANCIENT ROMEEts uit 1877 van de hand van Leopold L?wenstam naar het schilderij (Opus CLXXXI) van Sir Lawrence (Lourens) Alma-Tadema. Met potlood gemonogrammeerd door Alma-Tadema. Later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 18 x 17 cm.Op Architecture in Ancient Rome werken hoog op een steiger drie Griekse beeldhouwers aan een kolossaal beeld van Apollo. Samen met Sculpture (en nog een derde, Painters) vormen ze een serie over de kunsten in de Oudheid.De serie etsen werden vervaardigd voor publicatie in het kunsttijdschrift The Art Journal. De schilderijen waarnaar de etsen gemaakt zijn, waren bij uitzondering gemaakt op koperplaten, die wellicht afkomstig waren van de etser. Nadat de prenten gepubliceerd waren, kreeg Alma-Tadema ze onder ogen en was niet tevreden met het resultaat. Alma-Tadema had al eerder een conflict gehad met etser L?wenstam over de kwaliteit van diens werk. De schilder was nauwkeurig betrokken bij het reproductieproces en stuurde dit veelvuldig bij. Alma-Tadema gaf aanwijzingen in de hoop dat de prentmaker hieraan kon en wilde voldoen. Met zijn perfectionistische instelling zat de schilder in een lastig parket, hij bleef immers afhankelijk van de kwaliteit en inzet van de etser en de uitgever en kon niet volledig zijn eigen koers varen.Dat Alma-Tadema zich moet hebben neergelegd bij het resultaat van de etsen van L?wenstam, blijkt uit het feit dat beide prenten niet alleen verschenen in The Art Journal, maar?zoals de exemplaren hier te zien?ook als losse uitgaven (en voorzien van een monogram) werden verkocht.Prijs: ?750,- (incl. lijst).

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        Tri sily. Publichnoe chtenie. (Three Forces; A Public Reading.)

      Moscow: M. Katkov, 1877 - Octavo (222 × 150 mm), pp. 16. Original printed paper wrappers. Housed in a black cloth rounded-spine slipcase and chemise by the Chelsea Bindery. Small circular library label to front wrapper, oval library stamp to blank portion of First and last leaves. Wrapper largely split along spine, but still holding, front wrapper and First leaf a little crumpled at head, with a short tear but no loss, trace of library label and shelfmark to front wrapper; a very good copy. Scarce first edition of the Russian philosopher, theologian, poet, pamphleteer and literary critic Vladimir Soloviev's rousing lecture, "Three Forces", read to the Society of Amateurs of Russian Literature in April 1877. "In the academic year 1876–7 Soloviev returned to teaching and worked on a second book, The Philosophical Principles of Integral Knowledge. Before the year was over, however, he resigned his academic post and moved to St Petersburg In the light of his later career Soloviev's move can be seen as a step towards the lifestyle which suited him best, that of an independent scholar and publicist. Soloviev picked a good time to begin his publicistic career. Early in 1877 Russia declared war on the Ottoman empire in response to Turkish violence against Orthodox Christians in the Balkans. For the first time since the end of the Crimean War (1856), the Eastern Question returned to the center stage of European politics and and lent new urgency to the issue of Russia's historical mission Hitching religious philosophy to Russian messianism his thesis was as simple as it was bold. The world is dominated by two opposed, but equally flawed, religious principles: the Islamic or oriental principle of 'the inhuman God,' a formula justifying universal servitude, and the modern European principle of 'the godless human individual,' a formula validating 'universal egoism and anarchy.' The conflict between these principles can only end in a vicious circle. Fortunately for humanity there is a country, Russia, where East and West meet and transcend their spiritual division in a higher religious principle: bogochelovechestvo, the humanity of God. As history's 'third force' Russia is destined to blaze the path not just to Constantinople but to the universal, divine-human cultural synthesis of the future." (Paul Valliere, Modern Russian Theology: Orthodox Theology In A New Key, p. 114). "The great Russian religious philosopher V. Solov'ev, wrote about the influence of the religious philosophy of Islam on the cultural history of Western countries. He said that in the development of the history of humanity there are three forces: the first would like to subdue humankind to God; the second would skip 'the unity of the world' and give freedom to the individual form of life; the third would reconcile the unity of God with individual freedom. In the modern world, according to Solov'ev, these forces exist in three historical cultures: the first is the Arabian East, the second is Western civilization, and the third is Slavonic." (Abdusamedov Anvar, "The Place of Islamic Culture in Social Progress", Spiritual values and social progress, Uzbekistan philosophical studies, 1, p. 70). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bulletin de la Société belge de géographie.

      Bruxelles, Secrétariat de la société, 1877-1928. ____ Tête de série de cette revue de géographie, complète de la première année 1877 à 1928. On y trouve d'innombrables récits d'explorations en Afrique mais aussi en Asie et en Amérique, des études sur la géographie, la cartographie, la photographie, les techniques, les sciences... Illustré par de très nombreuses cartes et gravures hors-texte dépliantes. A la fin de chaque volume, on trouve relié le "Compte rendu des actes de la société" pour l'année. L'ensemble contient des tables pour les années 1876-1901 et un volume édité à l'occasion du 25e anniversaire de la Société. Les 20 derniers volumes sont reliés en percaline, les autres en demi-chagrin. Couleur du dos passée. Bel exemplaire. *-------*. 43 volumes in-8. Collation : Demi-chagrin, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        HISTORICAL ATLAS MAP OF SONOMA COUNTY CALIFORNIA: Compiled, Drawn and Published from Personal Examinations and Actual Surveys

      Oakland: Thos. H. Thompson & Co., 1877. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Original maroon sheep and dark brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind, folio (18 x 15 inches), 102 pp. Profusely illustrated with 15 double-page colored maps, 2 single-page colored maps; 10 full-page, 50 half-page, and 55 smaller lithographed views. 5 lithographed portraits of some of Sonoma County's original settlers: Mariano G. Vallejo; Franklin Bedwell; Harmon Heald; Cyrus Alexander; Jacob Snyder. Wear to spine ends (about 1/2" at bottom of spine lost), mild wear to corners, endpapers mildly soiled, else a near fine copy, very clean internally and overall remarkably well-preserved. Sonoma County, one of the original 27 California counties, created and named in February 1850, has remained one of California's most beautiful locales. With small cities still resisting sprawl, surrounded by an extraordinarily varied landscape of lush meadows, forests, vinyards, rolling hills, and a coastline that alternates sandy beaches with rocky tidepools. In the 1870s, Sonoma County was truly idyllic, as evidenced here in the dozens of views of farms and homesteads shown nestled into a pristine landscape. Text includes a history of the county, biographical sketches of notable citizens, and tables of information about climate, crops, population, etc. One of the most lavishly illustrated and among the earliest (preceded only by Santa Clara in 1876) and rarest of the California county historical atlases. Cowan p. 600, Rocq 14747

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        MATERIA MEDICA OF THE HINDUS COMPILED FROM SANSKRIT MEDICAL WORKS

      , 1877. 1877. DUTT, Udoy Chand. THE MATERIA MEDICA OF THE HINDUS COMPILED FROM SANSKRIT MEDICAL WORKS, WITH A GLOSSARY OF INDIAN PLANTS. Clacutta, Thacer, Spink & Co., 1877. 354 pp. 8vo. Brown cloth, blindstamped front and back. Spine repaired with cloth tape. Ex-library copy with usual markings. Bookplate to ffep, library card pocket to Rfep. Dutt was a physician and expert in Ayurveda who served as a civil medical officer at Serampore, Bengal, India. The glossary is by George King, superintendent of the Royal Botanical Garden in Calcutta. Scarce.

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        Early original pencil sketch signed, (Alexandra Dagmar, 1867-1931, Princess Royal, Duchess of Fife. Daughter of Edward VII)

      1877 - inscribed "from Louise to dear Jonnie", and dated, showing a series of drawings of houses, trees, an envelope and its letter marked 'from Jonnie', some flowers, a jam pot, a man playing tennis, in all 20 little pictures from her mind's eye as they caught her fancy, almost all different, 1 side 8vo, no place, 29th January rather tatty at the edges From a collection of letters and drawings done for Mrs Elizabeth Jones, 'Jonnie', (d. 13th May 1881), the much loved nanny to the Princess of Wales's children. One of the drawings, slightly larger, is very good of a cottage with a chimney stack at the end, a figure at the open top half of the door, the side wall covered with creepers. Princess Louise was not quite 10 at the time.

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        Die Englische Nordpolexpedition 1875-1876 Unter Capitan Nares Und Ihre Resultate.

      Wien: U. Hartleben's Verlag, 1877. Undetermined. very good. 1st printing. 40pp. Octavo. Original printed wrappers. Slight browning around the edges. Single page map at rear. A nice example of a fragile item. very good Chavanne 4952 Not in A.B. Very scarce. Chavanne is most noted for compiling the monumental arctic bibliography in 1878. This account provides a very early summary of the Nares Expedition. 1877

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        Travels in the Footsteps of Bruce

      

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        Lilium Chalcedonicum

      London 1877 - Botanical print. Lithograph with hand color. Page measures 21.75" x 15" Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892) was born and educated in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved to London to work with W. J. Hooker, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where Fitch became the sole artist for all official and unofficial publications. This lithograph is one of a series produced for H. J. Elwes's "Monograth of the Genus Lilium." Binding stain along right edge, small chip to lower left corner, two small tears to bottom edge. Please visit our gallery for more Fitch prints.

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        The Earthly Paradise. A Poem. Part 1.

      Ellis & White. London 1877 - Seventh impression. Signed by William Morris to the artist John Lawson, the dedication dated October 17th 1878. Morris had moved to Upper Mall, Hammersmith in the Autumn of 1878. Lawson [one of the "Illustrators of the Sixties"; Reid, Faber & Gwyer, 1928] had moved from Edinburgh to London in the late 1870s. Chris Beetles records that John Lawson was a was a designer of stained glass, a sculptor and illustrator, his early style compared to that of: "Paton, Frederick Sandys, Frederick Shields and Edward Poynter" [Suriano,The Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators.] Very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Herausgegeben von Julius Frauenstädt.

      Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus 1877. - Zweite Auflage. 6 Bände. Gross-8°. Originalleinwandbände. Originalausgabe der überarbeiteten ersten Werkausgabe von 1873 mit einem kurzen Vorwort des Herausgebers. - Kanten schwach berieben. Wenige schwache Flecken. Band 6 im Rückengelenk eingerissen.

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        1877 Citizens & Travelers Guide Map to New York City

      D. A. Edsall & Co. 1877 - This 1877 pocket map of New York City was published by D. A. Edsall & Co. and shows the city south of 63rd Street “with marginal notes indicating railroad and other connections north of that point”. Color coded key shows horse-car lines, elevated railroads, hotels, stores, theatres, stage lines, prominent public buildings and churches. A spectacularly detailed 19th c. NYC guide. The folding map is laid into a 5 7/8” x 3 ¾” blue cloth portfolio (as issued). Map measures 27” x 19 ½” when fully unfolded. Condition: Some soil and wear at fold lines. Wrinkles and toning where map is glued to back board with several short tears repaired with archival tissue/tape, otherwise in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dennis Holzman Antiques]
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        Through The Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1877 Illustrated by John Tenniel. People's edition. Inscribed by Carroll to his child friend on the half title: "Marie Louise Butterfield, / from the author /May 26, 1896". Publisher's green cloth, with an illustration of Alice and Humpty Dumpty to the front board in red and black. Very good, with a slight lean and some toning to the spine, minor rubbing to the extremities, faint soiling to the otherwise fresh boards, light offsetting to the endpapers, a few illustrations hand colored with crayon, otherwise clean pages. A very sturdy and presentable copy, signed and inscribed by the author. Carroll inscribed this book to Marie-Louise Roosevelt Pierrepont (née Butterfield), noted artist and the 6th Countess Manvers and one of Lewis Carroll's child friends. Marie-Louise moved to Oxford at the age of six, and she met Carroll shortly thereafter. Indeed, he wrote in his diary on May 14, 1895, noting that he met a young girl named Marie Louise and that he gave her a copy of Alice's Adventures Underground. He later gave her this copy of Through the Looking-Glass at a friend's birthday party in 1896 when Marie-Louise was only seven years old - the same age as Alice Liddell when she inspired Carroll to write the Alice series. Through the Looking-Glass is Lewis Carroll's sequel to his popular children's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). In this story, which represents the child protagonist's journey from adolescence to adulthood, Alice ventures into a fantasy world through the mirror above her fireplace.. Illus. by Tenniel, John. Inscribed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Hector Servadac, voyages et aventures à travers le monde solaire

      J.Hetzel 1877 - - J.Hetzel, Paris 1877, Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm), 395pp., relié. - Edition originale illustrée de dessins de Phillipoteaux, gravés par Laplante. Ainsi que le notifie Jauzac, les premières éditions (jusqu'en 1882) portent au centre en bas et en petites capitales ENGEL RELIEUR A PARIS, il en va ainsi de cet exemplaire. Cartonnage dit "à la sphère copernicienne" rouge. Engel relieur en bas du premier plat. Second plat de type engel b (1877-1882) aux palmettes avec encadrement de grecques et macaron central. Gardes marron. Ce cartonnage est considéré comme une des plus grandes réussites esthétiques de la saga éditoriale Hetzel Verne. Belle première plaque aux ors éclatants. Coins frottés. Dos en bon état mais coiffes frottées. Second plat comportant de petites traces de frottement. Quelques rares rousseurs sur les premières pages dans les marges sur un papier bien frais dans l'ensemble. Petit manque de percaline au mors supérieur en queue. Bon exemplaire. Les personnages de ce roman ont été expatriés sur la comète Gallia, en raison de l'éloignement du soleil, ils subissent une série d'aventures. Jules Verne utilisa toutes les connaissances astronomiques connues pour développer son roman, ce qui le destine davantage à un public adulte, même si la fantaisie et la légèreté sont présentes. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition illustrated with drawings of Phillipoteaux, engraved by Laplante. Cartonnage said "to the Copernican sphere" red. Engel binder down the first plate. second board with palmettes with frames of Greek and central macaroon. This cardboard is considered one of the greatest aesthetic successes. Beautiful first plate with brilliant golds, with a small dark area on 2cm. Edged corners and edges. Good back but rubbed headgear. second board with small traces of friction and small spots. Some rare foxing in the margins on a very fresh paper. A sheet very slightly out. Corners a little soft. Good copy overall. The characters of this novel were expatriated on the comet Gallia, due to the remoteness of the sun, they undergo a series of adventures. Jules Verne used all the astronomical knowledge known to develop his novel, which destined it more for an adult audience, even if the fantasy and the lightness are present. 395pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Laws and Practice of the Game of Euchre: as Adopted By the Washington, D.C., Euchre Club. By A Professor … to which is added the Rules for playing "Draw Poker"

      Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson & Brothers, 1877. Second edition, revised, and the first to contain the chapter (pp. 135-144) on draw poker. 144 pp. Original green cloth. Very good, at least. Previous owner's signature, "O. Ferris". Second edition, revised, and the first to contain the chapter (pp. 135-144) on draw poker. 144 pp. Rules of Draw Poker, 1877. Meehan describes Euchre - a predecessor of Poker - as the "the most entertaining and fascinating of all the games of cards yet invented." Meehan's book first appeared in 1862, but this edition is the first to contain the key chapter on poker - a clear exposition of its rules and strategy - one of the earliest descriptions of the game. Meehan believes that "the main elements of success in the game are: (1) good luck; (2) good cards; (3) plenty of cheek; and (4) good temper."As an interesting sidelight, author Charles henry Wharton Meehan was the son of the 4th Librarian of Congress, John Silva Meehan (1790-1863), and became himself head of the law library of the Library of Congresss. Jessel, Bibliography of Works in English on Playing Cards (1972), p. 118

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        The Laws and Practice of the Game of Euchre: as Adopted By the Washington, D.C., Euchre Club. By A Professor ? to which is added the Rules for playing "Draw Poker"

      T.B. Peterson & Brothers, Philadelphia 1877 - Second edition, revised, and the first to contain the chapter (pp. 135-144) on draw poker. 144 pp. Rules of Draw Poker, 1877. Meehan describes Euchre - a predecessor of Poker - as the "the most entertaining and fascinating of all the games of cards yet invented." Meehan's book first appeared in 1862, but this edition is the first to contain the key chapter on poker - a clear exposition of its rules and strategy - one of the earliest descriptions of the game. Meehan believes that "the main elements of success in the game are: (1) good luck; (2) good cards; (3) plenty of cheek; and (4) good temper."As an interesting sidelight, author Charles henry Wharton Meehan was the son of the 4th Librarian of Congress, John Silva Meehan (1790-1863), and became himself head of the law library of the Library of Congresss. Jessel, Bibliography of Works in English on Playing Cards (1972), p. 118 Original green cloth. Very good, at least. Previous owner's signature, "O. Ferris" Second edition, revised, and the first to contain the chapter (pp. 135-144) on draw poker

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        Through The Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1877 Illustrated by John Tenniel. People's edition. Inscribed by Carroll to his child friend on the half title: "Marie Louise Butterfield, / from the author /May 26, 1896". Publisher's green cloth, with an illustration of Alice and Humpty Dumpty to the front board in red and black. Very good, with a slight lean and some toning to the spine, minor rubbing to the extremities, faint soiling to the otherwise fresh boards, light offsetting to the endpapers, a few illustrations hand colored with crayon, otherwise clean pages. A very sturdy and presentable copy, signed and inscribed by the author. Carroll inscribed this book to Marie-Louise Roosevelt Pierrepont (née Butterfield), noted artist and the 6th Countess Manvers and one of Lewis Carroll's child friends. Marie-Louise moved to Oxford at the age of six, and she met Carroll shortly thereafter. Indeed, he wrote in his diary on May 14, 1895, noting that he met a young girl named Marie Louise and that he gave her a copy of Alice's Adventures Underground. He later gave her this copy of Through the Looking-Glass at a friend's birthday party in 1896 when Marie-Louise was only seven years old - the same age as Alice Liddell when she inspired Carroll to write the Alice series. Through the Looking-Glass is Lewis Carroll's sequel to his popular children's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). In this story, which represents the child protagonist's journey from adolescence to adulthood, Alice ventures into a fantasy world through the mirror above her fireplace.. Illus. by Tenniel, John. Inscribed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        The History of The Norman Conquest of England, its Causes and its Results.

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press,, 1877-9. 6 volumes, octavo (219 x 139 mm). Contemporary brown crushed half morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, brown cloth boards, plain endpapers, top edges gilt. With several folding maps. Bookseller's small ticket to top of front pastedown in volume 1 and top of front free endpapers throughout, some occasional mild foxing, an excellent set. Third edition, revised. A particularly handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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 districts), 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 Compliments". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Letters of Horace Walpole

      1877. WALPOLE, Horace. The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford. London: Bickers and Son, 1877. Nine volumes. Octavo, contemporary full tan calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, red and black morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges. $1800.Illustrated 1877 edition of the entire series of WalpoleÂ’s correspondence, with 38 engraved portraits throughout of Walpole and his correspondents, handsomely bound in full contemporary calf-gilt.Walpole is among the small group of writers of whom it may be said that their letters form their major work. In WalpoleÂ’s correspondence, printed gradually throughout the 19th century, “it is not too much to say that there is scarcely a dull pageÂ… In these epistles to Mann, to Montagu, to Mason, to Conway, to Lady Hervey, to Lady Ossory, to Hannah More, and a host of others, almost every element of wit and humour, variety and charm, is present. For gossip, anecdote, epigram, description, illustration, playfulness, pungency, novelty, surprise, there is nothing quite like them in English” (DNB). “The best letter-writer in the English language” (Sir Walter Scott). First published in 1857. Lowndes, 2822. Contemporary bookplates.A handsome set in fine condition.

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        Spy cartoon & autograph of W. G. Grace, "Cricket" [with] autograph. "no cricketer, living or dead, has ever approached him"

      London: Vanity Fair, 1877. Very good condition. Spy cartoon of the eminent Victorian cricketer, with a cut signature of Grace. Impressive full length portrait of Grace, putting on his right hand glove, his bat tucked under one arm, wearing a colorful hooped cap and sash. His beard carefully trimmed and a quizzical expression on his face. William Gilbert Grace (1848 - 1915), was an British amateur cricketer considered to be one of the greatest players of the game and known by all as W. G. (also the Doctor, the Champion, the Big 'Un, and the Old Man). The Guardian said of Grace: "Dr. William Gilbert Grace was by common consent the greatest and most attractive figure that ever appeared on the cricket field. In his all-round mastery of the game, in the length of years during which he stood far above all rivals, in the amazing sum total of his cricketing achievements, and by no means least of all in the popular interest he excited, no cricketer, living or dead, has ever approached him, and it is doubtful if any ever will... For many years he held the record for the highest individual score. The most remarkable year of Dr. Grace's career was 1895, when he was 47 years of age. In that season he scored a thousand runs before the end of May, completed his hundredth century and finally scored 2,346 runs. (The Guardian, obituary Monday 25 October 1915). Printed for "Vanity Fair" magazine supplement, color chromolithograph, 10 1/2 x 16" [with] nicely signed autograph "W. G. Grace" in black ink and underlined, approximately 4 1/2 x 1 1/2". The caricature with a shallow quarter inch crescent chip at right edge and faint damp stain which is completely obscured by archival mounting.

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        The Life of John Mytton, Esq., of Halston, Shropshire. With his hunting, racing, shooting, driving, and extravagant exploits. New edition, revised and enlarged with a notice of Nimrod.

      London George Routledge Format: Gr-8° XI [I] 234 [4] S Mit 18 handkolorierten Stahlstich-Tafeln Weinroter Maroquinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung Deckelfileten Eckfleurons Stehkanten- und Innenkantenfileten sowie Kopfgoldschnitt signiert "J Lapkins" Kanten unten nur ganz minimal berieben 1877 - Meistereinband von J. Lapkins*** Fabelhaft illustriertes Buch über das Leben des Exzentrikers, Bonvivants und passionierte Reiters John Mytton (1796-1834), verfasst von Charles James Apperley unter dem Pseudonym Nimrod. Die prachtvollen Tafeln zeigen höchst dramatische Reisterszenen in der Natur mit wilden Sprüngen über Bäche und Zäune, nächtlichen Kutschenfahrten, Treibjagten, Stall- und Hofszenen, Mytton beim Wildentenschießen auf dem gefrorenen Teich, Aufruhr im Ballsaal und vieles mehr. Nur vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig (Vorsatz vorne stärker), Tafeln sauber und wohlerhalten, das feine Kolorit in besonders leuchtenden Farben. Der meisterhafte Einband des Buchbinders J. Lapkins zeigt auf dem Rücken zwischen den fünf erhabenen Bünden goldgeprägte Vignetten mit einem Fuchs, Reitergeschirr, einem die Flinte ansetzenden Jäger mit Hund und einem jagenden Reiter. Diese Vignetten wiederholen sich als Eckfleurons auf den Deckeln, die breiten Lederstreifen der Innenkanten sind mit doppelter Goldfilete versehen zwischen denen goldgeprägte Sporen die Ecken markieren. Die Vorsätze aus goldmarmoriertem Buntpapier. Herrliches Exemplar aus der Sammlung des "Comitum Karolyi Csurgó" mit dessen gestochenem Exlibris auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz. Tooley 68. Vgl. Schwerdt I, 39 (Ausgabe 1851). ENGLISH DESCRIPTION: Great copy of Nimrod's beautifully illustrated "Life of John Mytton" with 18 hand-coloured steel-engravings in luminous colours. Only here and there minimally foxed, plates throughout and text mostly clean and in best condition. Contemporary wine red morocco binding by J. Lapkins with richly gilt back using little vignettes of hunting scenes and motivs like a head of a fox, a running horse, a shooting hunter with his dog. The same gold pressed vignettes appear at the corners of both covers being linked by fine gold tooling and dentelles. Beautiful illustrated book in handicrafted masterpiece binding. New edition, revised and enlarged with a notice of Nimrod. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Note on Charlotte Brontë.

      London Chatto & Windus , 1877 - Roces y fatigas en sus portadas. Nous ENVOYONS (sur demande et gratuitement) vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. WE SEND (free of charge) video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. ENVIAMOS (a solicitud y sin carg [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eduardo Martínez Moreira]
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        L'Histoire d'Angleterre depuis les Temps les Plus Reculés jusqu'a l'Avénement de la Reine Victoria. Racontée à mes petits-enfants

      Librairie Hachette et Cie. Boulevard Saint-Germain, No. 79, Paris 1877 - Illustrated with 116 wood engravings. 2 vols. 4to. Printed on India Paper. Laid in is a 3-page autograph letter signed by Guizot concerning books and an edition of his memoirs, dated 30 January 1892. Bound in three quarter blue levant and marbled boards, t.e.g., with original wrappers bound in, by Champs. Fine Illustrated with 116 wood engravings. 2 vols. 4to [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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