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        Lettre de Claude Monet au défenseur des impressionnistes, Zacharie Astruc.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 2 In-16 [1877] bon Lettre de jeunesse de Claude Monet, au défenseur des impressionnistes, Zacharie Astruc. « Mon cher ami, vous me dites bien que vous viendrez demain mardi rue Moncey. Mais à quelle heure, vous ne le dites pas. Comme je suis doublement intéressé à ce que à ce que vous me trouviez et que je ne puis rester là tout le jour, je vous y attendrai soit de 11h ½ à midi soit de 1 h à 2 mais je compte bien sur vous. Croyez à ma bonne amitié. Tout à vous. Claude Monet ». ['C'est en 1877 que Monet logea rue Moncey, dans l'appartement que lui prêta Gustave Caillebotte]. Peintre, le père de l'impressionnisme. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Das Toggenburg. Neuestes Reisehandbuch. Herausgegeben auf Anregung der Sektion Toggenburg des S. A. C.

      Lichtensteig, Verlag des Herausgebers 1877 - Kl.8°, lithogr, Frontispiz, XVI, 292 S. m. 1 Textabb., 1 gefaltetes lithogr. Gebirgspanorama, 12 lithogr, Taf., 12 S. Anzeigen m. 2 Textabb., OLwd. m. Goldpräg., Umschlag etw. fleckig, erste Bl. tlw. aus der Bindung, Bindung etw. gelockert, vor letzter Lage im Gelenk etw. gespreizt, 3 Bl. m. kleinem Randverlust, Papier gebräunt; ordentliches Ex. Ohne die Übersichtskarte. EA. Vorhanden sind die Tafeln: Lichtensteig, Schloss Yberg in seinem ursprünglichen Zustande, Kappel, Wasserheilanstalt Buchenthal bei Uzwyl, Kuranstalt Rosengarten bei Lichtensteig, Wattwil, Ebnat, Kuranstalt Rietbad bei Ennetbühl, Luftkuranstalt von Wendel. Looser in Unterwasser, Wildhaus, Die Clubhütte am neuen Säntisweg, Neu St. Johann; dazu im Text: Zwinglis Hütte und in den Anzeigen: Gasthof zur Krone in Lichtensteig, Gasthof zur Krone in Ebnat. (Es fehlt die Übersichtskarte.) 600 gr. Schlagworte: Helvetica - St. Gallen Reisen - Reiseführer [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Across Africa.

      1877 - London, Daldy, Isbister & Co., 1877. Two volumes, 8vo. Original blue cloth gilt, map of Africa in gilt to upper covers; pp. xvi, 389, [4, advertisements]; xii, 366, 8 [advertisements]; numerous wood-engravings. including 29 full-page, 4 tinted facsimile letters including 3 folding, 1 large folding map in rear pocket to volume one; very light rubbing to binding; a beautiful set; contemporary ownership inscriptions to titles. First edition. A superb account of Cameron's journey from the east to the west coast of Africa, relating details of the customs and manners of the indigenous people encountered along the way. Cameron's route across Africa, from the mainland opposite Zanzibar to Benguela in Angola, is clearly illustrated on the large and detailed folding map. Cameron had begun his career in the Navy and served in the Red Sea in the 1860s in order to suppress the slave trade, where he learned Swahili and some Arabic. In about 1870 'Cameron was appointed to the steam reserve at Sheerness, from where he began an active campaign to convince the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) to send him as part of a search expedition to find David Livingstone in central Africa. He was not chosen to participate on the expedition under L. S. Dawson that the RGS eventually sent, but the news that Henry Morton Stanley had found Livingstone caused that expedition to be abandoned even before it left Bagamoyo, on the east African coast. This proved a boon to Cameron, who, after continuing to offer his services to the RGS, was finally selected to lead a further expedition to find Livingstone - then thought to be somewhere south of Lake Bangweolo - and thereafter to give the explorer any relief required and to assist him in completing his discoveries … The expedition left Zanzibar on 2 February 1873, but it did not leave Kikoga, a village only 15 miles from Bagamoyo - the town that was the traditional starting point for Arab trading and slaving caravans - until almost two months later. Despite various set-backs, such as Moffatt's death in May, the party made progress in fits and starts, and reached the settlement of Kwiharah in Unyanyembe country - having traversed approximately 550 miles - in early August. There, however, all three of the Europeans went down with severe fever; as well as suffering from malaria, Cameron was stricken blind for six weeks. In late October 1873, still in Kwiharah, Cameron and his party were joined by the small retinue of Livingstone's followers bearing the explorer's body back to the coast. Dillon and Murphy decided to return to Bagamoyo with Livingstone's body, while Cameron, despite continuing poor health, proceeded to Ujiji to find Livingstone's journals. He was again delayed shortly after his departure when he received the unexpected news that Dillon, while delirious, had grabbed a gun and killed himself. It took Cameron almost three more months finally to reach Ujiji and Lake Tanganyika, which he first saw on 18 February 1874. Once there, he spent almost two months carefully exploring the previously uninvestigated southern extremity of the lake. His investigations convinced him that Lake Tanganyika could have nothing to do with the source of the Nile, because, of the ninety-seven rivers that he found, all but one, the Lukuga, flowed into the lake rather than out of it; the Lukuga flowed directly west towards the Lualaba. After his return to Ujiji in May 1874, Cameron sent Livingstone's papers and his own journals back to the east coast, and proceeded westwards. He reached the Lualaba and the settlement at Nyangwe in early August, and attempted unsuccessfully to purchase canoes to follow the Lualaba north in order to confirm his belief that it became part of the Congo (as was later proven by Stanley). Several weeks after Cameron arrived in Nyangwe, the famous Arab trader Hamed ibn Hamed, known in the west as Tippu Tib, also arrived there. Tippu Tib convinced Cameron that the northern route he desired to follow would [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Apuntes relativos a los huracanes de las Antillas en setiembre y octubre de 1875 y 76. Discurso leído en la Real Academia de Ciencias Médicas, Físicas y Naturales de La Habana

      Tipografía y Papelería El Iris, Habana 1877 - Un mapa plegado al final. Encuadernado con: Investigaciones relativas a la circulación y traslación ciclónica en los huracanes de las Antillas. P. Benito Viñes. S. J. Director del Observatorio Magnético y Meteorológico del Real Colegio de Belen. 1º edición. Habana. Ediciones de la Imprenta del Avisador Comercial, de Pulido y Diaz, 1895, 79 pp. Hurricanes in Cuba and Puerto Rico. 4to; full cloth; 1 folding map. [Bound with] Investigaciones relativas a la circulación y traslación ciclónica en los huracanes de las Antillas. P. Benito Viñes. S. J. Director del Observatorio Magnético y Meteorológico del Real Colegio de Belen. 1º edición. Habana. Ediciones de la Imprenta del "Avisador Comercial", de Pulido y Diaz, 1895, 79 pp. O02H000002.jpg 256 pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF THE IMPERIAL ASSEMBLAGE AT DELHI: HELD ON THE 1ST JANUARY 1877 TO CELEBRATE THE ASSUMPTION OF THE TITLE OF EMPRESS OF INDIA BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN. INCLUDING HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF INDIA AND HER PRINCES PAST AND PRESENT ... WITH PORTRAITS, PICTURES, MAPS AND PLAN.

      Publishers' presentation copy. Royal 4to (32cm); xix, 248 pp; three coloured maps (one double-spread), one double-spread chromolithograph (by Hanhart, depicting the Imperial Assemblage at Delhi), 26 gold-toned albumen print plates and three other plates (one of which is coloured); ornate presentation cloth binding in royal blue, gilt, bevelled edges, tips of corners slightly worn and edges of the spine rubbed; bright gilt pennant and swag ("Regina et Imperatrix") to the front board, replicated in blind to the back; orig yellow endpapers; all edge gilt. Contents a trifle shaken up and light spotting to some early and later leaves; text set within wide borders and framed in red, spear-headed lines. An about Fine copy. An impressive history of the Royal Assemblage at Delhi in 1877 held as part of the Delhi Durbar in which Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India. Indeed, she is depicted, along with her Viceroy Lord Lytton, on the first two albumen prints, followed by a medley of portrait of dynastic chieftains of the various regions including the Nizam of Hyderabad, the Gaekwar of Baroda, Maharaja of Jaipur, the Begum of Bhopal and the Maharaja of Indore.

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        China. Ergebnisse eigener Reisen und darauf gegründeter Studien. Bd. I: Einleitender Teil. Bd. II: Das nördliche China. Bd. IV: Paläontologischer Teil.

      Berlin, Dietrich Reimer 1877-1883, 4°, Leinen China. Bde. I, II und IV (von 5) in 3 Bdn. Berlin, Reimer, 1877-1883. Mit 13 gefalt. Karten, 60 (5 gefalt.) Tafeln, einer gefalt. Tabelle und zahlr. Textholzstichen. XLIV, 758; XXIV, 792; XVI, 288 S. OLwd. (Bde. I und II; berieben und bestoßen). Orig.-Brosch. (lose in etw. beriebener OLwd.-Decke). Erste Ausgabe. – Henze IV, 613. Cordier 96-97. – Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833-1905) gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Geologen des 19. Jahrhunderts und ist Begründer der Geomorphologie. Er war sowohl in Europa als auch an der amerikanischen Westküste tätig, doch vor allem seine ausgedehnten Asien-Expeditionen verschafften ihm Ruhm und Anerkennung. \"In der Erforschung Chinas hat Richthofen Unvergleichliches geschaffen\" (Henze). – Insgesamt erschienen fünf Text – und zwei Atlasbände; die Bände III und V wurden postum veröffentlicht. – Titel von Bd. I gestempelt, Buchblock von Bd. IV gebrochen, alle Bde. gebräunt und gering fleckig. – Bd. IV unbeschnitten.First edition. – Five text and two atlas volumes published altogether; volumes III and V published posthumously. – Title of vol. I stamped, book-block of vol. IV broken, all volumes browned and minimally soiled. – Vol. IV untrimmed. – Original cloth (vols. I and II; rubbed and scuffed) and damaged original wrappers with loose, somewhat rubbed original cloth cover. Versand D: 5,00 EUR China

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        Lehrbuch der Analysis. Erster Band: Grundlagen der Analysis. Zweiter Band: Differential- und Integralrechnung.

      - Bonn, Max Cohen & Sohn, 1877, 1880. 2 volumes in-8, XVI-594 et XIV-734-(2) pp., reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin, tranches mouchetées (coiffes et mors légèrement frottés). / Two 8vo volumes, XVI-594 et XIV-734-(2) p., contemporary quarter-shagreen (light wear to back). Edition originale. / First edition. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Allemand

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        Condizione Politiche e Amministrative (+) I contadini in Sicilia. 2 vols.

      Firenze, G. Barbera, 1877. 8vo. 2 vols. both in brown half cloth, the Franchetti-volume with paper title-label to spine. Light wear to extremities and internally with a few occassional brown spots. XI, (2), 489 pp; XVI, 476 pp. ¶ First edition of Sonnino and Franchetti's landmark work, constituting the very first description of the Sicilian Mafia and a seminal work in Italian anthropology and sociology in general.In 1876, Sonnino traveled to Sicily with Leopoldo Franchetti to conduct a private investigation into the state of Sicilian society. In 1877, the two men published their research on Sicily in a substantial two-part report for the Italian Parliament. In the first part Sonnino analysed the lives of the island's landless peasants. Leopoldo Franchetti's half of the report, Political and Administrative Conditions in Sicily, was an analysis of the Mafia in the nineteenth century that is still considered authoritative today. Franchetti would ultimately influence public opinion about the Mafia more than anyone else until Giovanni Falcone over a hundred years later. Political and Administrative Conditions in Sicily is the first convincing explanation of how the Mafia came to be."The situation in Sicily was at the centre of the political struggle: it was an electoral stronghold for the left, a scene for both great social tensions and an acute outbreak of crime. The was the context that Franchetti and Sonnino found when they went to Sicily to carry out their private enquiry, unfettered by the needs and relationships which could have conditioned the official enquiry. They visited the island in the first half of 1876 and then wrote the two volumes of the enquiry separately (Franchetti wrote about the political and administrative conditions, Sonnino about the peasants). In particular, Franchetti's volume gave rise to two crucial questions which marked (and, in part, still do) civil debates in contemporary Italy: The Southern questions and the issue of the mafia." (Coluccello, Challenging the Mafia Mystique: Cosa Nostra from Legitimisation to Denunciation).Franchetti saw the Mafia as an "industry of violence" and described the designation of the term "Mafia": "the term mafia found a class of violent criminals ready and waiting for a name to define them, and, given their special character and importance in Sicilian society, they had the right to a different name from that defining vulgar criminals in other countries". He saw the Mafia as deeply rooted in Sicilian society and impossible to quench unless the very structure of the island's social institutions were to undergo a fundamental change. The Franchetti-Sonnino report was attacked, disbelieved and labelled as 'unpatriotic'. It is now considered one of the most coherent and comprehensive accounts of the Sicilian mafia and its surroundings.(Govi, I Classici che hanno fatto L'Italia, P. 284)

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        The War of American Independence, 1775-1783

      London: Longmans, 1877. hardcover. Illustrated with 4 color maps, 2 folding. 18mo, beautifully bound in contemporary full deep green pebbled morocco with ornate gilt decorations on covers and spine. London: Longmans, 1877. Second edition. A near fine copy with a nice fore-edge painting of General George Washington at his Philadelphia headquarters. Illustrated with 4 color maps, 2 folding. 18mo, beautifully bound in contemporary full deep green pebbled morocco with ornate gilt decorations on covers and spine. London: Longmans, 1877. Second edition. A near fine copy with a nice fore-edge painting of General George Washington at his Philadelphia headquarters.

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        HANDY DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

      AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY, 1877. INGLESE 0,23 Pagine brunite da fattore tempo e qualità della carta, con piccole illustrazioni in nero intercalate nei testi a tre colonne, da 151 a 159 strappo laterale restaurato con nastro adesivo divenuto oramai marrone, rilegatura editoriale in tutta tela con titoli e fregi impressi ai piatti ed al dorso, segni di usura ai bordi ed alle punte, sottile fioritura e velo di polvere USATO

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        Algenherbar.

      Ohne Ort 1877 - (25,5 x 16 cm). 70 Bll. Mit 70 ganzseitigen montierten Exsikkaten. Halblederband der Zeit. Schönes und gut erhaltenes Algenherbar mit teils sehr dekorativen Exsikkaten, von denen lediglich 6 handschriftlich bezeichnet sind. - Einige Blätter durch die Montage der Algen leicht wellig. Drei Exsikkate gering beschädigt. Rücken sauber restauriert, sonst wohlerhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bericht über die Ausstellung wissenschaftlicher Apparate im South Kensington Museum zu London 1876 zugleich vollständiger und beschreibender Katalog der Ausstellung.

      London 1877 - (22 x 14 cm). LI, 1063 S. Mit gefaltetem Frontispiz, einigen Textabbildungen, 4 Tafeln und 1 gefalteten Plan. Grüner Original-Leinwandband. Erste Ausgabe dieses sehr umfangreichen Ausstellungskatalogs über alle Arten von wissenschaftlichen Instrumenten. Diese sind in die folgenden Gruppen eingeteilt: Arithmetik, Geometrie, Maasse, Kinematik, Molekularphysik, Schall, Licht, Wärme, Magnetismus, Elektrizität, Astronomie, angewandte Mechanik, Chemie, Meteorologie, Geographie, Geologie und Bergbau, Mineralogie und Kristallographie sowie Physiologie. - Sehr sauberes und sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Julia Howe

      n.d.. An autograph manuscript signed <I>"Julia Ward Howe"</I> at the conclusion, 8” x 10”, 2p, no place, circa 1877. Corrections over several words, indicating this was a draft of the final poem and not a commemorative copy. The paper has minor stains not affecting the writing. Fine condition overall with dark ink and a bold signature.<br /><br />The poem, entitled "In Cologne Cathedral", reads in full: <I>"I felt the glories of the ancient shrine / Wrap me about with harmonies divine / The childlike faith, the earnest sacrifice, / The inspiration of the truly wise. / Here missing souls for centuries have prayed, / Here hath man's bleeding heart... made, / What throngs devout, what aspirations vast / People the dreamy regions of the Past! / But now, the splendors of the later thought / Break on my dream, deliverance dearly bought / By martyr spirits that could waste and burn / With pangs enforced, our liberties to earn. / Above the mass-bell the clear sentence rings, / Above the incense soar the angel's wings / And for the mystic sentence hid in light, / I see uprise the prophet's brow of might / Chiding us human children from our toys, / Meeting our tasks out with unflinching voice / Oh! Holy Past - oh Future, dear to me; / I stand between in God's eternity."</I> <br />

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        Andersen's Library. [Cover title]: Stories from Hans Andersen. (Six volumes)

      James Miller, New York 1877 - Six volumes. 12mo. Illustrated. Brownish-purple decorated cloth stamped in gilt and black. Each volume with the small uniform bookseller's stamp on the front pastedown, boards a trifle rubbed, a lovely and uniform about fine set. Each volume with a separate title page usually featuring the most famous story in that volume. While by no means the first American printings of most of the stories, likely one of the first multi-volume sets to contain a large selection: 91 of his most beloved fables and tales. Andersen had died in 1875. We could find no library that held all six volumes. A handsome little set.

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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, weils 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.

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        Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill

      This iconic, 7-foot long image of San Francisco is one of the landmarks of 19th-century American photography. "The photographs show the extraordinary extent of a city that had come into existence a mere thirty years before and which would be destroyed by earthquake and subsequent fires thirty years later" (Getty Museum Journal). Seamlessly combining a series of eleven photographs, Muybridge created a 360 degree view of the city, producing what Rebecca Solnit calls "an impossible sight, a vision of the city in all directions, a transformation of a circular space into a linear photograph." Eadweard Muybridge was one of the greatest photographic innovators of the 19th century. He is famous for his views of San Francisco and the American West and for his images of people, horses, and other animals in motion. Muybridge emigrated from England to San Francisco in the 1850s, and he soon became one of the foremost practitioners of the new art of large-format photography. One of his greatest early achievements was this magnificent panoramic view of San Francisco in the late 1870s made from the top of California Street Hill. Muybridge took these photographs from the tower of the unfinished California Street Hill (now known as Nob Hill) residence of railroad magnate Mark Hopkins. The shadows indicate that the photographs were made in June or July 1877 over the course of about five hours. Despite the view's vast scope, it presents minute details of city life such as hanging laundry, ships in the harbor, and shop signs. Alcatraz and Telegraph Hill are clearly visible, and the countless houses, hotels, and businesses include many buildings destroyed in the fire of 1906. This panoramic view is among the greatest of all San Francisco photographs and a high point in the photographic representation of the American West. 11 albumen prints (overall 7 ¼ x 84 inches), mounted on 11 panels, linen-backed and folding, original cloth boards gilt, rebacked. The center panel bears a printed title, photographer's credit, and publisher information. Some staining. Fine custom half morocco case. The images in very good condition.

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        A History of West Gower, Glamorganshire (four volumes complete)

      printed for the author, 1877, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition. hardback, octavo, uncommon four volume set printed for the author between 1877 and 1894 and uniformly bound in half red leather and marbled boards. The binding carefully restored at some point with original spine of volume four skilfully laid down and a new backstrip in matching leather to volume three, later leather corner pieces on Part III. A little rubbed to extremities, page margins of volume four darkened. but a tightly bound set. One folding chart in volume four a little brittle & torn at a fold but present, bookplate of a previous owner to front pastedowns, mild occasional spotting o/w text clean and unmarked, folding pedigrees, b&w plates, 121, 201, 237 + iii, 447 + vii pp. An uncommon set, scarce in this condition, Book

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        L'histoire d'Angleterre depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à l'avènement de la Reine Victoria, racontée à mes petits-enfants. Deux tomes, complet.

      Hachette, Paris 1877 - Ill. Sir John Gilbert, P. Leyendecker, Emile Bayard e.a. Superbe reliure d'éditeur, signée R. Engel, demi-chagrin rouge, dos orné à nerfs de roses, de lions, 1er plat imprimé avec devise Honni soit qui mal y pense, blasons.Tranches dorées. Déchirure bas 4e plat de couverture du vol. 1. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE STORY OF SIGURD THE VOLSUNG AND THE FALL OF THE NIBLUNGS (Presentation Copy)

      London: Ellis & White, 1877. First edition, first issue, 20 x 14.5cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green linen w/paper title-label to spine, a.e. lightly trimmed, [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-392 pp. (entirely unopened after p.41). Printed on machine-laid paper by John Strangeways, London. Inscribed to head of half-title: "[name excised] from his friend William Morris, Nov: 22nd 1876" (the identity of the recipient is a genuine mystery--traces of a couple of letters remain below the cutoff line, suggesting that each of the names included a tailed letter ); also w/the decorative bookplate of Charles Alexander Morell Miller (engraved by Stern, Paris) to fr. pastedown. Binding Good (extremities moderately bumped & sl. rubbed, spine label a bit rubbed & obscured, sl. bubbling to boards, & ep.s glued at hinges); contents Near-Fine. Slater 9, Ashley III 169, Ehrsam & Deily 178, Fredeman 43.15, Colbeck 18, LeMire A-12.01.

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        Die Pontus Laender Reliefkarte des zukünftigen Kriegsschauplatzes am Schwarzen Meere

      Artist: Weber ca ; date: ca1877 - - technic: Wood engraving; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 35,5 x 51; - description: Map shows the blach sea with ist countries and the peninsula Krim

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        Three original photographs the Sultan of Lahej the Sultan with his family the Sultans palace

      Original albumen photographs, mounted on sheets of card (the images measuring 62 by 104mm, 226 by 187mm and 228 by 169mm). Slight fading to the image of the Sultan's family, all images generally very good. Ms. titles in ink to mounts of the family and palace photographs. [No date, but

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        The Cruise of the 'Narcissus' with the Detached Squadron, from the 30th of September, 1874, to the 10th of May 1877

      Portsmouth: Henry Lewis, 1877. 8vo. vii, [1], 114, [6]pp. Folding map. Pubisher's blue cloth, upper cover panelled in black and letter in giltScarce journal of the travels of the HMS Narcissus to South America, South Africa, India, Singapore and the China Sea."The 'Cruise of the Narcissus' with the Detached Squandron has been written with the view to chronicle events in connection with the Squadron. It makes no pretensions to literary merit, but is simply a Journal of the proceedings of the longest and most varied Cruise ever taken on by the so called Flying Squadrons" (Preface). The ship departed from Plymouth at the end of September 1874, travelling to Monte Video and the Falklands, before proceeding back across the Atlantic, and cruising the west coast of Africa to Gibralter before returning south around the Cape of Good Hope to Bombay, Calcutta and Ceylon. Visits to Singapore, Hong Kong Woosung, Nagasaki, Chifu ensued before returning back via Mauritius, around the Cape of Good Hope, arriving back in Plymouth in May 1877.

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        China. Ergebnisse eigener Reisen und darauf gegründeter Studien. Bd. I: Einleitender Teil. Bd. II: Das nördliche China. Bd. IV: Paläontologischer Teil.

      4, Leinen China. Bde. I, II und IV (von 5) in 3 Bdn. Berlin, Reimer, 1877-1883. Mit 13 gefalt. Karten, 60 (5 gefalt.) Tafeln, einer gefalt. Tabelle und zahlr. Textholzstichen. XLIV, 758 XXIV, 792 XVI, 288 S. OLwd. (Bde. I und II berieben und bestoßen). Orig.-Brosch. (lose in etw. beriebener OLwd.-Decke). Erste Ausgabe. Henze IV, 613. Cordier 96-97. Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833-1905) gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Geologen des 19. Jahrhunderts und ist Begründer der Geomorphologie. Er war sowohl in Europa als auch an der amerikanischen Westküste tätig, doch vor allem seine ausgedehnten Asien-Expeditionen verschafften ihm Ruhm und Anerkennung. "In der Erforschung Chinas hat Richthofen Unvergleichliches geschaffen" (Henze). Insgesamt erschienen fünf Text und zwei Atlasbände die Bände III und V wurden postum veröffentlicht. Titel von Bd. I gestempelt, Buchblock von Bd. IV gebrochen, alle Bde. gebräunt und gering fleckig. Bd. IV unbeschnitten.First edition. Five text and two atlas volumes published altogether volumes III and V published posthumously. Title of vol. I stamped, book-block of vol. IV broken, all volumes browned and minimally soiled. Vol. IV untrimmed. Original cloth (vols. I and II rubbed and scuffed) and damaged original wrappers with loose, somewhat rubbed original cloth cover.

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        Oeuvres. Avec éloges, analyses, commentaires, remarques, notes, réfutations, imitations, par M.M. Destut de Tracy, Villemain, d'Alembert, Helvétius, Voltaire, Condorcet et Bertolini.

      Paris, Chez Dalibon, 1877 - zusammern ca. 4.000 S. gestochenes Protraitfrontispiz [ par Devéria, gravé par H.C. Muller] gesuchte Montesquieu-Ausgabe in sehr dekorativen, handgebundenen Meistereinbänden. Gestochenes Wappenexlibris William Scott Rerr. of Chatto. Papierbedingt vereinzelt etwas fleckig. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2500 8° signierte Einbände "Relie par VANETTE, Elève de M. Bradel") rote, geglättete Halblederbände über vier Bünden mit bilnd- und goldgeprägter Rückenverzierung und zwei farbogen Rückenschildern. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Journal of a Whaling Voyage on Board Ship Dauphin, of Nantucket, Composed by Charles Murphey, 3d Mate, on the Voyage.

      Mattapoisett, MA: Atlantic Publishing Co., 1877. sep 22 2017. 39 pp. b/w wood engravings. This work recounts the rescue of survivors from the whale ship "Essex" (which had been sunk by a whale). It is unusual because the entire account is given in rhymed quatrains. According to the note in Forster's bibliography, “Dauphin, Captain Zimri Coffin, sailed on 4 Sept. 1820, returning in July 1823. Voyage included Galapagos and Hawaiian Islands (1822). Poem recounts the finding of boat from the "Essex" with two survivors aboard. An officer list also provided.”—Forster. At least two editions of this work exist, but this one is especially gussied up, being bound in full crimson leather with the title "Whaling Journal" stamped on the front cover, and all edges gilt. See Forster 71. Jenkins p. 129. A very good copy, bound in original printed wrappers.

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        Deephaven

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1877. First Edition, First State. Cloth. Very good +. 255 p. 16 cm. Brown cloth hardcover with black and gold impressing. In brown wrap around folder and slipcase. All edges red. Corners a little bumped. Hinges starting internally. First edition, first state of Jewett's first book, with "was" at the end of the 16th line on p. 65, later changed to "so." The author, from South Berwick, Maine, first began writing these tales set in the imaginary "Deephaven" for the Atlantic Monthly in 1868 when she was only 19 years old. The book was an immediate success, coming out at a time when the enthusiasm for regional studies of America was its height. Her stories emphasized local colour, not plot, and she possessed a keen descriptive gift that William Dean Howells called "an uncommon feeling for talk — I hear your people." Feminist critics have championed Jewett's writing for its rich account of women's lives and voices.

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        The Ring of the Nibelungen

      Schott, London 1877 - 1st collected edition in English, complete in 356 pages (a copy with less pages is missing something). The Rhein-Gold, The Walkyrie, Siegfried, and Dusk of the Gods, preceded in English only by the privately printed individual librettos (a hastily gathered, abridged assembly, of 238 pages total, published to secure copyright). Our edition (issued to accompany Wagner's conducting of the cycle in London) has all 4 parts with all the stage directions and dialogue. Contemporary half cloth, marbled boards, printed paper label, near fine, complete with the volume half-title, the 4 half-titles for the individual parts, and the coda (To Richard Wagner). Ex-Edw. Schuberth, with his company's oval stamp to the general half-title. The source was the prodigious German epic poem Das Nibelungen Lied, anonymously written by an unknown massive-aggressive in the 12th century about events in the 5th or 6th. It recounts the deeds of Siegfried the Dragon Slayer (the Germanator), his betrayal and murder, and the revenge of his wife Kriemhilda (the real heroine). In 1816 Professor of philology Karl Lachmann began a careful study of the 11 known, more or less complete, manuscripts, then ordered them chronologically, collated, corrected, translated and amalgamated them, to finally produce the version in Middle High German. It remains a foundational pillar of European literature, but it was Wagner (1813-1883) who transformed it into an opera (the only venue where people die of love) by first revisiting Lachmann, then brooding upon it, and finally escalating, the dramatic, harmonic, and most famously, the instrumental forces beyond any of his predecessors, setting a new and basic, though often ignored, challenge for his successors. The Ring Cycle exemplifies his theories, and it's conjoining with national epic poetry, was the appropriate agent for a masterwork. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Grundzüge der Schule. IN: Patronat-Verein Bayreuth.

      4. 8 S. OBr. 1. Publikation des Vereins, enthält die Statuten, datiert mit 15. September 1877, die Adressen und Protagonisten des Vereins (Basel: Professor Dr. Nietzsche / Brieg: Cantor Jung / Heidelberg: Dr. Ludwig Nohl / München: Hofkapellmeister Hermann Levi / Wien: Hans Richter u.a., den Aufruf 'An die Freunde Richard Wagner's und seiner künstlerischen Bestrebungen' und 'Die Grundzüge der Schule', in denen Wagner seine Vorhaben bis 1883, der geplanten ersten Aufführung des 'Parsifal' vorlegt, und die Aufgaben der Schule für die Aufführungen seiner Werke schildert. Diese Vorhaben wurden alsbald verworfen. - Oesterlein I, 2253. Randschäden fachmännisch unterlegt. Sehr selten.

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        Democratic Nominations, Nevada County, 1877 Broadside

      Grass Valley Daily Union Print. 1877. Broadside. Broadside on thick paper with red and blue text and blue border. Broadside measures 22" x 9". Broadside is in good condition with moderate foxing and soiling; three horizontal creases where once folded, all creases are very fragile; six closed tears or holes measuring less than ¼", some affecting content and 1 ½" tear on top right corner; heavy toning on verso. Broadside reads: "Democratic Nominations. Nevada County. For Joint Senator - 24th District (Sierra and Nevada Counties) , Niles Searls, of Nevada City. For Senator - 24th District (Nevada County) , Jno. C. Coleman, of Grass Valley…Election, Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 1877." In smaller print are nominations for assemblymen, sheriff, county clerk, superintendent of schools, district attorney, county treasurer, coroner, and lists of the precincts and officers of election and the county central committee. The towns in Nevada County are unequalled in gold rush history. The year this broadside was published the number of gold miners in the area had significantly dwindled, but businesses and neighborhoods continued to develop. The attention and interest in politics, as recorded on this broadside, confirms that Nevada County was still a happening place. The candidates for Senator and Joint Senator were Niles Searls and Jonathan C. Coleman. Niles Searls (1825-1907) was a prominent lawyer in Nevada City, in 1854 being elected District Attorney; he also served as the Chairman of the California Debris Commission and was appointed the 14th Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court in 1887. Jonathan Crisp Coleman, the president of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad and the North Star Mine in Grass Valley was running for Senator of Nevada County. Searls and Coleman both left legacies in Nevada County. This broadside is a colorful and detailed piece of California history from Nevada County. No copies found in commerce or OCLC. .

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        Washington Irvings Skizzenbuch. Übersetzt mit einert Biographie und Anmerkungen herausgegeben von Karl Theodor Gaedertz.

      Leipzig. Druck und Verlag von Philipp Reclam jun. 1877. unbeschnittenen Originalbroschur. kl. 8°. 481 Seiten. Exemplar deutlich angerändert und berieben und bestoßen. eselsohrig. vorderer Broschureinband mit Kleberesten. angestaubt. gebräunt. Philipp Reclams Universal-Bibliothek, 1031-1034.in deutscher Sprache Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Leben und Werrk, Amerikanische Literatur, Amerikanistik,

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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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        Seven Original Pencil Sketches for Starlight Stories , by Fanny Lablanche.

      [1877] Seven unsigned working sketches in pencil, on individual pieces of card, all with pencil captions & three with blue pencil printer&apos;s marks; small pinholes on all seven pieces not affecting images.Seven working drawings for Starlight Stories Told to Bright Eyes and Listening Ears. Three of the sketches, all with printer&apos;s pencil marks or annotations, were used in the 1877 first edition published by Griffith and Farran with the illustrations engraved by her father John. One (number 6) is an unused but very similar sketch to the published illustration (number 5); numbers 2, 4 and 7 are original designs not used in the final publication.1. &apos;Petronel and Petronilla&apos;. Image 11.5 x 10cm; sheet 16.5 x 13.5. With printer&apos;s annotations in blue pencil. This was printed as an inserted plate opposite page 40 with the full title &apos;Petronel and Petronilla Escape in the Boat&apos;. 2. &apos;Petronel and Petronilla&apos;. Image 9 x 5cm; sheet 14 x 9.5cm. Unused in the published work. 3. &apos;Cats & Dogs&apos;. Image 9.5cm; sheet 14 x 9.5cm. With printer&apos;s tick & number (3) in blue ink. Printed as a vignette illustration on page 67. 4. &apos;Cats & Dogs&apos;. Image 12.5 x 9cm; sheet 19 x 14cm. Unused in the published work. 5. &apos;Jack with the Fishes&apos;. Image 6.5 x 5.5.cm; sheet 14 x 9.5cm. Sl red ink mark to right margin of image. With printer&apos;s tick & number (5) in blue pencil. Printed as a vignette illustration on page 121. 6. &apos;Jack & the Fishes&apos;. Image 12.5 x 9cm; sheet 19 x 14cm. &apos;Jack with the Fishes - not used&apos; written in pencil on verso.7. &apos;Two Little Prisoners, page 26&apos;. Image 11.5 x 10cm; sheet 19 x 14cm. &apos;Two Little Prisoners from Starlight Stories 1877 - not used&apos; written in pencil on verso. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        Black Beauty: his grooms and companions The autobiography of a horse

      London: Jarrold and Sons,, [1877]. Translated from the original equine. Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine and front board lettered and decorated in black and gilt, rear board blocked in blind, brown endpapers (Carter's B binding), edges trimmed. Housed in a custom red morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. Housed in a custom dark red folding case, front cover with a panelled onlay of Black Beauty. Engraved frontispiece after C. Hewitt, 8 pp. publisher's ads at end. Rebacked with original spine laid down, tips restored, worn, inner hinges reinforced, occasional soiling, a well-read copy, good. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author in her own hand on the first blank, "For the Patients of the London Temperance Hospital with the Author's best wishes", and with a secondary ownership inscription ("Hughes") above. Conceivably this is John Hughes (1827–1896) who was treasurer of the London Temperance Hospital for about 25 years. A very apposite association: the London Temperance Hospital, in Hampstead Road, London, opened on 6 October 1873 by initiative of the National Temperance League, and was managed by a board of 12 teetotallers. Anna Sewell and her mother were both heavily involved in the temperance movement and the theme is strongly invoked in Black Beauty. This Victorian classic was the only book of its bedridden author, who died shortly after its publication, much too soon to appreciate its slowly accumulated worldwide success. Presentation or inscribed copies are understandably rare and the majority are not inscribed by the author herself, but by her mother Mary. In 1938 Carter distinguished three states of the binding: A with the same blocking as this, but all in gilt; B, as here, with the horse's head, titling, and the rustic portions of the decoration in black (Carter mistakenly describes the titling as gilt, which invariably leads to the B binding being described as a variant), the other parts being gilt; and C, blocked in black and gilt, with a much smaller horse's head gilt in a medallion, facing left, the same design as used for the later editions. Carter A and B are primary, and the earliest dated inscribed copies are Christmas 1877. Anna Sewell died on 25 April 1878.

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        Das Maler-Hauptbuch.

      110 Bll., 1 Bll. (bis Bll. 108 ausgefüllt). Orig.Halblederbd. mit Lederecken. 34x21 cm. - sehr selten, handsigniert von Rudolf Hause. Ebd. berieben, die mont. Fotographien sind teilweise verblichen,-- Das Malerhauptbuch des Malers Rudolf Hause (1877 - 1961, Münchener Maler, Schüler von Schmid-Reutte) gibt eine detaillierte Auskunft über das Schaffen des Künstlers. Es sind darin handschriftlich 98 Werke registriert. Rudolf Hause führte darin Buch über die Bilder, die auf Ausstellungen bei Händlern gezeigt wurden. Der Künstler hat weiterhin jeweils auf einer Doppelseite des Buches den Titel des Werkes, die Technik, die Bildgröße, Inhaltsangabe des Bildes, das Datum der Fertigstellung, entstandene Unkosten, den Verkaufspreis und den Besitzer des Werkes eigenhändig eintragen. Bei manchen Bildern ist auch eine sehr kleine Fotographie montiert, die das Gemälde zeigt. Ein schöne, äußerst seltene Dokumentation eines Teils der Werke von Rudolf Hause. -- Wir akzeptieren VISA und MASTERCARD. Credit cards accepted. ---

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        The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs

      London, Ellis and White, 1877. Octavo, viii, 392 pages. Three-quarter dark blue morocco and cloth (with the stamp of Root & Son); spine gilt in compartments; sides ruled in gilt; top edge gilt; covers a little rubbed and sunned; one corner very lightly bumped and worn; old expert repair to first contents leaf; bookplate removed from front pastedown; minor signs of handling; in very good condition overall. With the ownership signature of T.G.H. Strehlow (Melbourne, 31 January 1945) on an early binder's blank. This provenance is significant, given that Strehlow was soon to begin work on his magnum opus, 'Songs of Central Australia' (1971). 'A dense, often bewilderingly literary work, with Greek and Norse mythological analogies, ["Songs"] seamlessly merged his own and his father's research into Arrernte sacred verse and totemic geography' ('Australian Dictionary of Biography'). Morris's epic would have been of interest to Strehlow both for its subject matter (the Volsung saga) and for its setting in an archaic loose epic metre. Strehlow invokes Morris explicitly at least once in 'Songs' (in the conclusion), and draws regularly on archaic verse forms and Norse legends in his exposition of the ceremonial verse of the Arrernte people.

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        The Ring of the Nibelungen

      London: Schott, 1877. First Edition. 1/2 cloth. Near fine. 1st collected edition in English, complete in 356 pages (a copy with less pages is missing something). The Rhein-Gold, The Walkyrie, Siegfried, and Dusk of the Gods, preceded in English only by the privately printed individual librettos (a hastily gathered, abridged assembly, of 238 pages total, published to secure copyright). Our edition (issued to accompany Wagner's conducting of the cycle in London) has all 4 parts with all the stage directions and dialogue. Contemporary half cloth, marbled boards, printed paper label, near fine, complete with the volume half-title, the 4 half-titles for the individual parts, and the coda (To Richard Wagner). Ex-Edw. Schuberth, with his company's oval stamp to the general half-title. The source was the prodigious German epic poem Das Nibelungen Lied, anonymously written by an unknown massive-aggressive in the 12th century about events in the 5th or 6th. It recounts the deeds of Siegfried the Dragon Slayer (the Germanator), his betrayal and murder, and the revenge of his wife Kriemhilda (the real heroine). In 1816 Professor of philology Karl Lachmann began a careful study of the 11 known, more or less complete, manuscripts, then ordered them chronologically, collated, corrected, translated and amalgamated them, to finally produce the version in Middle High German. It remains a foundational pillar of European literature, but it was Wagner (1813-1883) who transformed it into an opera (the only venue where people die of love) by first revisiting Lachmann, then brooding upon it, and finally escalating, the dramatic, harmonic, and most famously, the instrumental forces beyond any of his predecessors, setting a new and basic, though often ignored, challenge for his successors. The Ring Cycle exemplifies his theories, and it's conjoining with national epic poetry, was the appropriate agent for a masterwork.

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        CARTAS DE INDIAS PUBLÍCALAS POR PRIMERA VEZ EL MINISTERIO DE FOMENTO

      IMPRENTA DE MANUEL G. HERNANDEZ, MADRID - Páginas: Tomo I- 652 Tomo II-877 + Facsímiles + Mapas Año: 1877 Medidas: 40 x 29 cm. Ilustraciones o Grabados: Si Fotografías: No Tapa: Folio Mayor. En piel y tela con dorados. Nervios en lomo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KANSAS CITY ILLUSTRATED 1876 - 1877

      Kansas City: Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, 1877. 24pp. Lithographed title printed on blue paper, thirty- nine (of forty) tinted lithographed plates printed in purple ink against tan backgrounds. Publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the upper cover, rebacked to style, patterned endpapers. Some soiling and chips at edges of text and plates. Else very good. Provenance: Willie White (period presentation inscriptions and use as an album amicorum on verso of plates and on blanks). Includes accounts of commerce in Kansas City and an historical essay stating: "We cannot make a Venice of Kansas city. Why hide her homeliness? Why strive to conceal her plainness? She must stand for the present, not draped in stately toga, standing in graceful pose on marble pedestal, but in the practical garb of labor, with hands stained by enterprising toil." The views are wonderful examples of American lithography in the West and include a general view of Kansas City, a bird's-eye view, and images of noted public buildings and businesses. A rare item. Not in Streeter, Graff, Deák, or Reps. OCLC cites eight complete copies, including Yale, Kansas City Public Library, State Historical Society of Missouri, and the University of Missouri; an incomplete copy is located at the Clements Library. HOWES K15a.

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        The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      Bell, London 1877 - 7 vols. Frontispiece. Contemporary half calf, some wear to gilt on spines. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects.

      2nd. Ed. [1st. Thou.] Pub. John Murray. 1877 - pp.xvi, 300 with 38 text woodcuts, plus 32 page John Murray catalogue dated January 1876. 8vo. Short closed tear to two pages, o/w. contents very clean and in fine condition. Original green cloth in nr. fine condition. A very pleasing copy. Freeman 801. This book is &#145;the first of the volumes of supporting evidence [for natural selection]&#146;, (Freeman). The first edition (Freeman 800) was published on May 15th 1862, selling up to 2,000 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Commenti al Codice di procedura penale per il Regno d'Italia. Seconda edizione ampliata dallo stesso autore con illustrazioni alle leggi sopravvenute e alla piu recente giurisprudenza delle corti. Volumi 1-8

      Bocca 1877 - 1888, Torino - In 8, pp. 518, 664, 553, 601, 706, 467, 504, 289. Rilegatura coeva mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro sul dorso. Nuova collezione di opere giuridiche. Rarissime e lievi fioriture sparse

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