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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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        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.

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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]

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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]

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        Beeton's Christmas Annual (Thirteenth - Seventeenth Seasons)

      Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 1877. First Edition. Leather Bound. Very Good. London: Ward, Lock, and Tyler, [1872]-1877. First edition. Leather bound. Sections independently paginated. Very good. Light edge wear with the board corners bumped, showing. Rebacked with new quarter leather with the original spine laid down. A few small stains and light foxing within the text. Bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper boards and text-block edges. Beeton's Christmas Annual seasons 13-17 bound together with some related works. These satirical works were highly critical of the English royalty, nobility, and upper crust citizens.

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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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Sammelband mit 67 mehrfach gefalt. Plakaten und 54 großen Programmzetteln des berühmten Circus.

      München, 7. April - 19. Juni (1877). - HLwd. d. Zt. 42 x 23,5 cm. Schöne Dokumentation des langen Gastspiels auf dem Münchner Isartorplatz des wohl zu seiner Zeit bedeutendsten deutschen Circus-Unternehmens. Die verschiedenfarbigen Plakate (ca. 82 x 30 cm) meist gefolgt von großen Programmzetteln. - Vorderdeckel fleckig, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Herbstabend bei Soglio im Bergell mit Scioragruppe.. Orig.-Photographie ( 23 x 29 cm) auf Halbkarton (37 x 41 cm) montiert..

      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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        The Various Contrivances by Which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects

      London: John Murray, 1877. Second edition, revised. original green cloth lettered in gilt. Extremities a little rubbed, top edges a tad dust soiled, else fine. Octavo. Illustrated [Freeman The Works of Charles Darwin #801].

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        Hector Servadac, voyages et aventures à travers le monde solaire

      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.  J.Hetzel Paris 1877 Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm) 395pp. relié

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        Industrie Fromagandegravere Les Caves de Roquefort Aveyron De la possibilitandeacute den andeacutetablier de semblables en tout pays et particuliandegraverement dans les plaines de la Crau et de la Camargue

      

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        The London Fish Market at Billingsgate Erected by the Corporation of the City of London

      C.F. Kell, 8 Castle Street, Holborn, [c.1877]., London, - Billingsgate Chromolithograph printed on card and laid on card title sheet, lettered in lithograph. A view of Billingsgate Fish Market, in its original location in Billingsgate Wharf, in Lower Thames Street. The market had existed informally since the sixteenth century, but an official building was put in place in 1850. The market quickly outgrew it, and a new building was designed by Sir Horace Jones, who also designed Tower Bridge. The market was built to incorporate a riverside landing, so that fishermen could unload their produce directly into the building. As the caption underneath commemorates, work began in 1874 and was completed in 1877, the presumable date of the print.Billingsgate was the biggest fish market in the world when the print was made, and was already notorious for the foul language used by the stallholders and porters. Image: 293 by 650mm (11.5 by 25.5 inches) Sheet: 445 by 755mm (17.5 by 29.75 inches). National Archives COL/SVD/PL/09/0941.

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        The Voyages of Sir James Lancaster, Kt., to the East Indies, with Abstracts of Journals of Voyages to the East Indies, during the Seventeenth Century, preserved in the India Office. And the Voyage of Captain John Knight (1606), to seek the North-West Passage

      Printed for the Hakluyt Society, London 1877 - xxii, 314 pp. Hakluyt Society, First series: No. 56. Includes: Introduction; Narrative of the first voyage of Sir James Lancaster, by Edmund Barker, lieutenant; Narrative of the first voyage of Sir James Lancaster, by Henry May;The voyage of Captain James Lancaster to Pernambuco; The first voyage made to East India by Master James Lancaster (now knight) for the merchants of London, anno 1600; Abstracts (p. 108-301). The abstracts relate to the voyages of Keeling and Hawkins, Sharpie, Sir Henry Middleton, Thomas Love, Nicholas Downton, and Ralph Cross. With a calendar of ships' journals of the seventeenth century and a list of ships employed by the East India Company in the same period. Cole, Bermuda 14. Cox I: 312-3. Oaten 264. Spine sunned, half inch square chip to head of spine, small institutional bookplate to front pastedown, owner's nautical bookplate opposite, rear hinge split but firm, leaves unopened (uncut), thus overall about very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Annuaire du Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles. Annuaire pour 1877 - Annuaire pour 1907-1908. 1re Année - 31me Année

      Gand (Gent) and Bruxelles, Typographie C. Annoot-Braeckman, (later on Hoste) , resp. Muquardt (later on Ramlot), 1877-1907. 31 Années (annals) in 28 vols. Vol. 1-26 uniformly bound in red publisher's cloth, gilt, uncut (only tear in frontcover vol. 1; a few vols. sl. dust-soiled), vol. 27-28 original printend wrappers (few sl. imperf.), uncut. With 13 portraits, annotated music in text and illustr. of instruments. - Only the pages facing the end-papers browned, otherwise nice set printed on handmade paper. Each volume about 200 pages with the subjects "Agenda (Calendrier, Ephémérides musicales)", "Actes Administraives", "Concerts" , "Variétés" and i.a. in 10 volumes parts of the "Catalogue du Musée" of about 50 pp. with illustrations of instruments from the whole world. Some other subjects: "Musique vocale en Italie", "Notice sur le manuscrit 1704 de la Bibliothèque" With annotated music, i.a. 1 folding leaf etc.

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        1877 Grimm’s Goblins Tales Cruikshank Illustrated Rumpelstiltskin English Taylor

      London : R. Meek & Co., 1877. - 1877 Grimm’s Goblins Tales Cruikshank Illustrated Rumpelstiltskin English Taylor “Today I stew, and then I'll bake, To-morrow I shall the Queen's child take; Ah! how famous it is that nobody knows That my name is Rumpelstiltskin.” from Rumpelstiltskin. A very rare printing of Grimm’s Fairy Tales – Grimm’s Goblins, with famous stories such as Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel & Gretel, the Frog-Prince, and Tom Thumb. This famous collection of children’s tales is illustrated with 23 illustrations by George Cruikshank. Unlike many children’s books, this 1877 printing includes bibliographic notes. While the title page states 1876, this edition is an 1877 reprint of that first edition, but this printing includes an illustrated title page, with the new dating. In 1812, Edgar Taylor was the first translator of “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” or “Kinder- und Hausmärchen,” and he wrote to the Grimms saying that he created the translations with “the amusement of some young friends principally in view”. (Susina, Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales). Item number: #345 Price: $599 GRIMM, Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm's goblins : Grimm's household stories translated from the Kinder und haus Marchen by Edgar Taylor.". London : R. Meek & Co., 1877. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [xxiv], 296 pages; [23] leaves of plates • Binding: Vellum spine, cloth boards; tight & secure • Language: English • Size: ~8in X 6in (20cm x 15cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report On Siege Operations 1879 - 1881

      4to, 7 reports in 1 volume. (i) Preliminary Report of the Special Committee on Siege Operations 1877 (ii) Siege Operations Committee Report on the Dungeness Experiments of 1879 On Musketry, Machine Guns And Artillery Fire 1880, 63 pages, 1 plate of firing rests, photographic plate observing penetration drops with Martini-Henry rifle, plate of long range small arms sight tables relating to Martini-Henry and ammunition (iii) Report On The Dungeness Experiments of 1879 1880 With Foreign Small Arms 1880, 20 pages includes tables on penetration drops etc. (iv) Dungeness Experiments of 1880 With Telescopic And Other Long Range Musketry Sights 1880, 9 pages includes 1 photographic plate of rifles, drawing of long range muzzle sight, 3 folding tables + single page showing results using Martini Henry with various sites. 2 folding plates of rifles and sights + folding map showing area of the Dungeness experiments and gun placement, firing angles etc. (v) Report of the Dungeness Experiments of 1880 on Breaching 1881. 85 pages, 5 folding plates, 5 single plates of shrapnel damage, targets etc., 9 folding photographic plates showing walls breached some with accompanying tables of round fired hits, glances etc., 1 plate of batteries. (vi) Memorandum of the Dungeness Experiments of 1880 on Shrapnel and Case Fire From Siege Guns 1881, 8 pages, 4 folding plates of targets showing bursting shot etc. (vii) Report of the Special Committee on Siege Operations. 1881, XXI 169 pages, 2 folding plates + text illustration + 2 full page plates. All the reports some age browning with occasional spotting, bound in contemporary 1/2 black calf, marbled sides, inner hinge papers cracked front board holding on tie, light rubbing to spine edges. Ownership signature to general title of Colonel Trent, Trent was one of the members of the board and Inspector General of Musketry. Commissioned in 1876 to improve weapons and tactics in siege warfare with reference to rifled arms of the present day i.e. placing guns, magazine positions, high angles, fire from rifles, guns and howitzers and their effects, employment of morters and field guns, the power of artillery to form breeches, the employment of rifles wall pieces, and the desirableness of such and arm being provided etc.,

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        CLIMATE OF NEW SOUTH WALES: Descriptive, Historical, and Tabular. Signed copy with autograph letter.

      Sydney, Charles Potter, 1877.. FIRST EDITION 1877 WITH 2 PAGE LETTER FROM THE AUTHOR AND AUTHOR INSCRIPTION. 8vo, approximately 240 x 145 mm, 9½ x 5¾ inches, folding map, 5 charts or diagrams, 4 folding, (plus oddly an additional coloured folding plate showing Sections of the Volcanic Rock on the Islands of Mull and Rum), pages: (2), viii, 189, (2), 1-65, bound in 19th century half calf, red and black mottled cloth sides, gilt raised bands, gilt decoration in compartments, gilt lettered black leather label, top edges and endpapers marbled. Slight rubbing to head and tail of spine and corners, top corners slightly worn, inscription to top corner of title page: "J. H. Cockburn Hood with the Author's Compliments", below are two 20th century signatures, one that of a member of the Cockburn Hood family, small closed tear to edge of folding map, neatly repaired on reverse. A two page autograph letter signed by the author and addressed to "Mr Hood" from Sydney Observatory, 23 April 1878, has been inserted between pages 2 and 3. This letter had accompanied the gift of Russell's book to Cockburn Hood. He expresses his regret at not yet having managed to meet Cockburn Hood and discusses his own theories about the effect of melting icebergs on the climate. Henry Chamberlain Russell (1836–1907) born in West Maitland, NSW was appointed government astronomer in 1870 and did pioneering work on climate and meteorology. Cockburn Hood was a New Zealand scientist and naturalist and discovered some important fossils. Ferguson, Volume VII, page 166. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

      Vanity Fair, London 1877 - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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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. 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. With several folding maps. Third edition, revised. A particularly handsome set.

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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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        Letters of Horace Walpole

      , 1877. 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 Walpole

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        Annuaire du Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles. Annuaire pour 1877 - Annuaire pour 1907-1908. 1re Année - 31me Année.

      Gand (Gent) and Bruxelles, Typographie C. Annoot-Braeckman, (later on Hoste) , resp. Muquardt (later on Ramlot), 1877-1907. 31 Années (annals) in 28 vols. Vol. 1-26 uniformly bound in red publisher's cloth, gilt, uncut (only tear in frontcover vol. 1; a few vols. sl. dust-soiled), vol. 27-28 original printend wrappers (few sl. imperf.), uncut. With 13 portraits, annotated music in text and illustr. of instruments. - Only the pages facing the end-papers browned, otherwise nice set printed on handmade paper. Each volume about 200 pages with the subjects "Agenda (Calendrier, Ephémérides musicales)", "Actes Administraives", "Concerts" , "Variétés" and i.a. in 10 volumes parts of the "Catalogue du Musée" of about 50 pp. with illustrations of instruments from the whole world. Some other subjects: "Musique vocale en Italie", "Notice sur le manuscrit 1704 de la Bibliothèque" With annotated music, i.a. 1 folding leaf etc.

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        Véridique histoire de la conquête de la Nouvelle Espagne

      1877. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1877-1887, 10x17,5cm, 4 volumes reliés. - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1877-1887, 10x17,5cm, 4 volumes reliés. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese di José Maria de Heredia. Leganti metà marocco marrone con angoli, torna con cinque nervi un po 'diradate, le date d'oro in coda, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, le teste dorate. autografo firmato di José Maria Heredia Paul L. VIEFVILLE sul primo volume. La nostra copia è arricchito da una lettera autografa di una pagina e mezzo di Jose Maria Heredia inviato Paolo VIEFVILLE che raccomanda al suo corrispondente per fare una copia in cambio Alphonse Lemerre, non avendo casa d libro. Strappi sui volumi sartie superiori. Copia piacevolmente stabilito. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par José Maria de Heredia. Reliures en demi maroquin marron à coins, dos à cinq nerfs légèrement éclaircis, dates dorées en queues, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, têtes dorées. Envoi autographe signé de José Maria de Heredia à Paul L. de Viefville sur le premier volume. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une lettre autographe d'une page et demie de José Maria de Heredia adressée à Paul de Viefville dans laquelle il recommande à son correspondant de procéder à un échange d'exemplaire chez Alphonse Lemerre, ne disposant plus chez lui d'ouvrage. Accrocs sur les coiffes supérieures des volumes. Exemplaire agréablement établi.  

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        The Various Contrivances by Which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects

      John Murray, London 1877 - Octavo. original green cloth lettered in gilt. Illustrated. [Freeman The Works of Charles Darwin #801]. Extremities a little rubbed, top edges a tad dust soiled, else fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of Nepal, translated from the Parbatiya

      Cambridge University Press 1877 - With an introductory sketch of the country and people of Nepal, by Daniel Wright. A little light foxing on end paper & untrimmed page fore-edge, with occasional spots of foxing in text; binding tight; spine a little worn at head & foot; gilt on spine bright. Corrections slip tipped-in. With 16 plates, mostly colour, a few folding. Overall an exceptionally nice copy of a scarce title in original cloth Used - Very Good. VG hardback in green cloth [Attributes: First Edition]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1877 - 1877 Wisden : Rebound with Front Cover,

      1877. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1877 : Rebound with the Front Cover. This Wisden is bound in dark brown with gilt to the spine, the front cover is retained and it is nice and tall, it has a couple of light marks and a corner crease but a nice cover for the early Wisdens, page 19/20 has a bit of the page folded over due to a printing issue back in 1878, otherwise a very clean tall book with an original cover.

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        Set of six original pencil drawings of the crab Daphnella Brachyura

      1877. WEISMANN, August. Set of detailed anatomical drawings of the crab, Daphnella Brachyura. [Lake Bodensee, Austria], 1877. Six original pencil drawings on stiff paper, the largest measuring 12 by 8-1/2 inches, the smallest 6-1/2 by 4-3/4 inches. $1800.Six intricate pencil drawings of the crab Daphnella Brachyura used to produce the five plates in Gruber and WeismannÂ’s 1877 monograph, Ueber einige neue oder unvollkommen gekannte Daphniden.Neo-Darwinian and one of the founders of the science of genetics, August Weismann, is perhaps best known for his theory of “germ plasm,” forerunner of DNA theory, in opposition to the prevailing doctrine of the inheritance of acquired traits. Germ plasm, he contended, is not affected by anything the body learns during its life, and therefore has no information to pass on to the next generation. This came to be called the “Weismann barrier.” In his capacity as professor of zoology at the University of Freiburg, Weismann published numerous memoirs on insect embryology, small crustaceans and hydrozoa (DSB). This series of intricate anatomical pencil drawings of the crab specimen, Daphnella Brachyura, taken from Lake Bodensee (Constance) in Austria, is finished and keyed, ready for the engraver. They were used to produce the five folding plates that illustrate Gruber and WeismannÂ’s Ueber einige neue oder unvollkommen gekannte Daphniden (1877). According to the authors, Daphnella belongs to the group Brachyura, which included the majority of Crustacea, although more recent discoveries suggest that this specimen resembles the classification Anomura, characterized by a stunted fifth pair of legs. “The fifth pair of legs is generally weak, not fit either for walking, swimming, or grasping food or preyÂ… I am not aware that any function has ever been assigned to the fifth pair of legs in this section of the Anomura, though in another family, the Lithodidae [stone crabs], where the fifth pair of legs are slender, chelate, and folded in the branchial chambers, they may be used to keep the branchial clear of parasites and thus be of advantage to the animal” (T.R.R. Stebbing). Two drawings contain manuscript notations in German. Two drawings contain manuscript notations in German. Extremely good condition.

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        Country of Balochistan

      1877. First Edition . (PAKISTAN) HUGHES, A.W. The Country of Balochistan, Its Geography, Topography, Ethnology, and History. London: George Bell & Sons, 1877. Small octavo, modern three-quarter crimson morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers. $2500.First edition of this scarce survey of Balochistan (today the largest of PakistanÂ’s five provinces), this copy made unique with the tipped-in insertion of two pages of autograph notes handwritten by the author on the geology of eastern Balochistan. Illustrated with seven mounted Woodbury-type photographic plates and a large folding lithographed map, hand-colored in outline, handsomely bound.HughesÂ’ valuable work covers the history, geography and ethnography of the region, based on a wide range of official and largely unpublished sources. The fine photographic plates include portraits of Balochi rulers and views of the country. Appendices include a vocabulary of local dialects and detailed descriptions of road routes. The inserted autograph notes, handwritten by Hughes, contain additional detailed information on the geology of eastern Balochistan, in particular the Khithar mountain range, based on information gathered by W.T. Blanford, a member of the Geological Survey of India, during 1876-77. Blanford, who joined the Survey in 1855, was a deputy Superintendent, and worked in a number of locations in India, including Orissa, the Rajmahal Hills, Raneegunge and Malwa and the Central Provinces. See Markham, A Memoir on the Indian Surveys (1871), 302-03. A few closed tears along map folds only. A handsomely bound copy in fine condition. Scarce.

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        Historische tentoonstelling van Friesland, gehouden in Hr. Ms. Paleis te Leeuwarden gedurende den zomer van 1877. [Leeuwarden, 1877]. Album (33 x 26 cm). With a manuscript title-page with a mounted cut out of an albumen print of the arms of Friesland, and 34 albumen prints mounted on 26 leaves with manuscript captions below, and 3 albumen prints mounted on 3 loosely inserted leaves, without captions, but matching the others and including 1 repeat. Contemporary blind-tooled brown cloth, with metal clasps, gilt title on front board, gilt edges.

      - NCC (2 copies); cf. C. Boschma, "De historische tentoonstelling van Friesland in 1877" in: De vrije Fries LVII (1977), pp. 17-32; for Matthijsen and Ringler see: photographen.nl. Album containing 37 photographs (including 1 repeat) of the Historical exhibition of Friesland held in the royal palace of Leeuwarden in the summer of 1877, giving a valuable display of the exhibition and its historical artefacts. The well-received photos were made by the, Leeuwarden-based, female photographer Gerarda Henrietta Matthijssen (1846-1879) by request of Antiquarian Cabinet of Friesland, upon which she was allowed to call herself royal photographer. The photos were apparently also sold together in a limited issue album as we could locate two other copies: one in the library of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and one in the collection of Tresoar, Leeuwarden.One of the three loosely inserted leaves with photographs, contains a manuscript owner's inscription of another Leeuwarden-based photographer, Hendrik Anthonie Karel Ringler (1846-1879).Some minor thumbing on the title-page and some occasional foxing throughout, not affecting the photographs, otherwise in very good condition. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities, otherwise good.

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        A WINTER'S JOURNEY UP THE NILE. 1876-77.

      79, [1 blank], [14] pages. Illustrated with nine original mounted albumen photographic prints. Recently rebound in quarter calf, gilt. Quarto. First edition. Some light browning and occasional spotting; else a very good copy of a rare book. WorldCat records only two copies in the U.K. and three in the United States.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1877 - 1877 Original Wisden Rebound with Covers

      1877. This 1877 Wisden was rebound a little time ago in brown boards with a green leather spine and corners. The original wrappers have been preserved and are in excellent, unrestored, clean condition. There are are one or two small marks to the front and rear boards. The spine has the title and year in gilt and an old owner's initials at the base of the spine. Internally, the book is in fabulous condition. The wrappers are complete, unrestored with just the odd tiny mark. The remaining contents are complete, original, unmarked and in fine condition. I suspect that the book was rebound quite some time ago and as a result the original contents and wrappers have been brilliantly preserved. A really nice example.

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        Konvolut aus 9 Briefen und 2 Postkarten.

       Roessler, Arthur, Kunstkritiker und Kunstschriftsteller (1877-1955). 9 Briefe (davon 6 eigenh.) und 2 eigenh. Postkarten, allesamt mit Unterschrift. Eine Postkarte aus Hildesheim, die andere o. O. - Briefe: Wien. Ein Brief undatiert, die anderen 23. XII. 1934 - 3. IV.1942. 4° (28x22 cm), zus. 9 Seiten. Bis auf den undatierten Brief allesamt mit persönlichem, gedrucktem Briefkopf; alle gerichtet an den Medizinalrat Leopold Serzner in Wien. 1. (Undatierter Brief:) \"nach dem der wiener Buchhandel heuer hinsichtlich des \"Absatzes\" von anderen als Kitsch-Büchern total versagt bin ich, ein durch die Währungsreform verahmter Mann, leider gezwungen mir mein tägliches Brot neuerlich durch die Abfassung von Journalartikeln zu erschreiben [...]\" - Weiter Klage über seinen körperlichen Zustand und Kommentar zu einem Buch, welches Roessler Serzner geschenkt und dem Brief wohl beigelegen hat. - 2. (23. XII. 1902:) Brief zu einem Aquarellbild von Johannes Hepperger, welches Roessler Serzner zu Weihnachten geschenkt hat, auf das nicht näher eingegangen wird. - 3. (28. V. 1935:) Brief mit der Bitte um Verschreibung einer Arznei:\"Ad Salbe erlaube ich mir die Frage, ob es nicht auch eine weisse gibt, denn die letzthin verordnete, die wie Kinderscheisse aussieht, ...)\" - 4. (21. II. 1936:) Nachfrage wegen einer Kurbewilligung für Ehefrau Ida Roessler. - 5. (1. IV. 1939:) Beschwerden über Ohrschmerzen, welche seiner Meinung nach nicht akkurat behandelt werden. - 6. (1. II. 1940:) Bitte um Unterzeichnung damals beiliegender Krankenscheine und um Verordnung von Milch und Butter für ihn und seine Frau. Unterzeichnet mit \"A. Roessler, dzt. Aschenputtel und Chefkoch-Anwärter\" 7. (11. III. 1943:) \"[...] ich lasse nicht deshalb nichts von mir hören und sehen, weil’s mir \"so\" gut geht, sondern deshalb nicht, weil ich intensiv damit beschäftigt bin, mich zu liquidieren. Aber das interessiert Sie kaum, was ich durchaus begreiflich finde, habe ich doch selbst nur ein sehr herabgemindertes Interesse an mir, dieser schäbige Rest, veranlasst mich jedoch Sie zu bitten, neuerdings um Lebensmittelzubussen für mich anzusuchen [...]\" - 8. (28. IV. 1943:) Mockierung über die Identifikation mit einer Person namens Haberditzl, erneute Bitte um Lebensmittelzuschüsse. - 9. (XII. 1943:) Frage, ob das Ehepaar Roessler beim Ehepaar Sezner Weihnachten verbringen kann, mit Zitat von Wilhelm von Humboldt: So lange man lebt, muß man das Leben erhalten, sich ihm nicht entfremden, sondern darein eingreifen, wie es die Kräfte u. die Gelegenheit erlauben.\" - (Postkarte 16. III. 1942:) Hochgeschätzer! Bin ich vergessen? - Noch immer muß ich Eiszapfen melken! Meine Innereien sind darüber ungehalten. - Hilf! Nothelfer! [...]\" - (Postkarte 3. IV. 1942:) Wunsch für eine reichhaltige Osterjause. - Arthur Roessler war Kunstschriftsteller, Publizist, Galeriedirektor (Galerie Miethke) und Vizepräsident der Wiener Werkstätten und des Österreichischen Werkbundes. Er gilt als Entdecker und Förderer Egon Schieles. Einmalige Unterstreichung in Buntstift. Auf der Versorseite eines Briefes Bleistiftnotizen. Ein anderer Brief mit spärlichen Tintennotizen. Sonst sehr guter Zustand. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Rössler, Autograph, Brief, Egon Schiele, Wien, Kunstkritiker, Österreich, Wiener Moderne, L.

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        THE FRANCISCAN ANNALS AND MONTHLY BULLETIN OF THE THIRD ORDER OF ST. FRANCIS [29 volumes, an unbroken run]

      London: R. Washbourne, and The Monastery, 1877. 1877-1905, vols. 1-29, intial volumes published Washbourne, then The Monastery (Peckham and Pantasaph]; title changed from 1882, "Franciscan Annals and Monthly Record of the Third Order", then from 1893 "Franciscan Annals and Tertiary Record". Throughout with drop-head titles, first eight volumes with illustrated titles, volume IX lacking intial title. Some full-page mono. illustrations. First 21 volumes with binder's ticket C. Cooper & Co., Birmingham, volumes 22-26 unsigned, volumes 27-29 with the stamp of Zaehnsdorf; all numbered in sequence at spines. Larger and smaller octavo, half to three-quarter brown morocco, blind-stamped and gilt in compartments, slightly raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Stamps of the Franciscan Library,The Friary, Olton, in the first volume this over-stamped House Library, Pantasaph. Some rubbing at spines, and otherwise general very minor wear, but apart from a slightly split endpaper at first volume, and one or two isolated strained joints, nothing at all serious or threatening, the whole quite sound and square. Very little foxing to speak of, quite clean throughout, so apart from a little variation in colour of leather, and size, a presentable run, not often found for sale. Very heavy: please ask for shipping rate if outside the U.K.. Hard Cover.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Napoléon").

      Apparently Camden Place, Chislehurst, Kent, [1. V. 1877]. - 8vo. 1 page on bifolium. In French, to "mon cher Général" whom he invites to England to speak with him about the turn that events will take. A meeting is about to be held in Camden where the general will meet among others Raoul Duval (French politician, 1807-1893). On the eve of this meeting Napoléon IV would like to take the advice of the most influential and powerful men. Napoléon IV does not want to give an official character to this little reunion in order not to harm certain people but still he asks the general to show this letter which could be taken for a convocation rather than an invitation. Napoléon IV ends his letter by sending his regards to the general's wife and sons as well as to the general himself, asking him to arrive in England on the 5th or 6th May. - On headed paper "Camden Place, Chislehurst".

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1877 - 1877 Wisden : Rebound with Front Cover,

      1877. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1877 : Rebound with the Front Cover. This Wisden is bound in dark brown with gilt to the spine, the front cover is retained and it is nice and tall, it has a couple of light marks and a corner crease but a nice cover for the early Wisdens, page 19/20 has a bit of the page folded over due to a printing issue back in 1878, otherwise a very clean tall book with an original cover.

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        Syrie centrale. Architecture civile et religieuse du Ier au VIIe siècle.

      Paris, J. Baudry, 1865-1877. - Folio (285 x 358 mm). 2 volumes. (4), 12, 154, (6) pp. (8) pp. With a total of 3 maps (2 in colour) & 152 mostly full-page plates, several with tinted lithographed backgrounds. Later red half morocco with giltstamped spine titles. First edition of this detailed study of Syrian decorative architectural art. "De Vogüé travelled with William Waddington in 1853 and 1854, exploring the area from Aleppo to Damascus, Palmyra and Basra. It was an important expedition and much new material was uncovered. The author became ambassador to the Porte in 1871" (Blackmer). - Occasional foxing to plates, but a fine set. Blackmer 174. Not in Weber. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill

      San Francisco: Morse's Gallery, 1877. First edition. original burgundy cloth lettered in gilt. Expertly rebacked and refurbished, preserving original cloth, interior with minimal brown spots and foxing. Quarto (covers). 11 albumen prints, approx. 88 inches altogether when opened, each photo approximately 8 by 7.5 inches, mounted on linen and accordion folded This iconic panorama, 360 degrees, of San Francisco was created by Muybridge the summer of 1877 and consists of eleven photographs. The center panel has a printed title, photographer's credit and publisher's informaiton. The panorama was photographed from the tower of the unfinished residence of Mark Hopkins, the railroad king, at California Street hill, now known as Nob Hill. The view was captured over a period of several hours and is a remarkable technical achievement since it took a number of complex calcuations to accurately orient each exposure in order to assemble a continuous image.

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        La Légende des siècles. Nouvelle série

      Edition on current paper. Precious autograph signed by the author Leon said Touchatout Welcome to the first volume. Binders half shagreen caramel corners, back with five nerves decorated with small golden jewels, golden initials LB (Léon Bienvenu) tail, boards handmade paper highlighted with gilt, gilded heads. Scattered spots, as is often claimed Clouzot. The publication of The Legend of centuries spanned 24 years, and following the rhythm of writing the author, the first two volumes appeared in 1859, the next two in 1877 and the last volume in 1883. Stamp the library and dialing hand Leon Welcome to the title page. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Calmann-Lévy Paris 1877 15,5x24cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Architecture in Ancient Rome - Alma-Tadema, 1877.

      ARCHITECTURE IN ANCIENT ROMEEts uit 1877 van de hand van Leopold Löwenstam 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 Löwenstam 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 Löwenstam, 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).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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