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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]

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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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

      [Bookseller: Chanticleer Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: David Cornell]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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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.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA ]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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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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