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         The Introduction to Dutch Jurisprudence of Hugo Grotius

      1878. Grotius on Roman-Dutch Law Grotius, Hugo [1583-1645]. Groenewegen van der Made, Simon van [1613-1652], Notes. Maasdorp, A.F.S. [1847-1931], Translator. The Introduction to Dutch Jurisprudence of Hugo Grotius: With Notes by Simon van Groenewegen van der Made, And References to van der Keesel's Theses and Schorer's Notes. Cape Town: J.C. Juta, 1878. xix, 557 pp. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Nineteenth-century three-quarter morocco over pebbled cloth, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities, hinges just starting at ends, internally fresh. Ex-Birmingham Law Society Library. Its insignia to spine and boards, bookplate and location label to front pastedown, small inkstamps to preliminaries and a few text leaves. $650. * Originally published in 1631, this is an important systematic treatise on the law of the province of Holland in the seventeenth century, the mixture of local and Roman procedure known as Roman-Dutch law. OCLC locates 3 copies in North American law libraries (George Washington University, Social Law, Yale). Roberts, A South African Legal Bibliography 142.

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         Bericht über die wissenschaftlichen Apparate auf der Londoner Internationalen Ausstellung im Jahre 1876, im Auftrage der Herren Minister herausgegeben von A. W. Hofmann. Mit zahlreichen in den Text eingedruckten Holzstichen.

      Braunschweig Verlag von Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn 1878 - Halbleder der Zeit auf 4 falschen Bünden mit Rückenvergoldung und Marmorpapierbezug; 8°; XXVI 846 Seiten; 1 mehrfach gefaltete Tafel. Beschrieben werden Instrumente und Apparate aus den Bereichen Astronomie, Geodäsie, Nautik, Metrologie (Messtechnik), Meteorologie, Physik, Chemie usw. Kanten beschabt; Kapitale bestoßen; Außengelenke stark strapaziert; Block und Bindung fest und wohl gerundet; noch gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch 1300 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Collection of material related to Lord Lyons: chromolithograph and letter with original autograph by Lord Lyons.

      London, UK: Lord Lyons & Vanity Fair & 1869. 1878 - Chromolithograph from Vanity Fair 9.5" x 14", Good with marginal tears, some creasing; published July 2, 1870; clipping on Lord Lyons affixed to verso. Autographed Letter signed by Lord Lyons, Nov. 15, 1869, Four Pages, 4" x 7" Ink on Laid Paper, Very Good mounted on larger sheet, (10" x 12" Good with loss, tear, staining). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Autograph letter signed.

      [London], 14. III. 1878. - 8vo. 1½ pp. on bifolium. To Keningale Cook, accepting remuneration and dicussing the placement of his article in subsequent issues: "I will accept your offer of remuneration; trusting that you will be able to place the article in its entirety in the April number. Its nature is such that I fear it would be spoilt by a division over two months; which I would regret all the more after the labour devoted to it [.]". - Strong damage to upper edge (small loss to text).

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         Zwei Gefangene. Novelle. Mit dem Bildnis des Verfassers.

      Leipzig, Reclam Jun., o. J. [1878]. 12°. 92 + 4 n.n. + 14 + 2 S. OLd. EA. WG II 64. Mit dem Porträt und der faksimilierten Unterschrift. - [Universal-Bibliothek, Nr. 1000]. - Ebd. etw. berieben, leicht stockfleckig, Gbrsp. - In dem selten Ledereinband, mit Goldkopfschnitt. - Heyse, (1830 - 1914), studierte 1847-51 in Berlin und Bonn klassische Philologie, Romanistik und Kunstgeschichte und wurde 1852 promoviert. Er schloß u.a. Bekanntschaft mit Jacob Burckhardt, Wolfgang Menzel, Joseph von Eichendorff und Theodor Fontane. Nach einer Studienreise durch Italien (1852/53) als Stipendiat des preuß. Kultusministeriums ließ sich Heyse, auf Vermittlung Emanuel Geibels von König Maximilian II. gefördert, 1854 in München nieder. Das ihm dort zugestandene Vorlesungsrecht an der Univ. nahm er allerdings nicht wahr. Als Haupt des Münchner Dichterkreises um den König und Gründer der literarischen Gesellschaft \"Krokodil\" war er Mittelpunkt des geistigen Lebens der Stadt. Heyses erste von über 150 Novellen erschien 1855 unter dem Titel L’Arrabiata (in: Novellen). In Anspielung auf Boccaccios Novelle Der Falke, an der Heyse seine Auffassung der Gattung exemplifizierte, forderte er, daß jede Novelle in einem \"Falken\", einem unerwarteten Wendepunkt zu gipfeln habe. Er schrieb ferner über zwanzig Theaterstücke und einige Versepen und Romane (u.a. Kinder der Welt, 3 Bde., 1873). Seine Prosa stieß schon zu Lebzeiten neben Anerkennung -- Gottfried Keller sah in ihm den einzigen ebenbürtigen Zeitgenossen -- auch auf scharfen Widerspruch der Naturalisten, aber auch Thomas Manns. Verdienstvoll sind seine Übersetzungen aus dem Italienischen und Spanischen. Neben zahlreichen hohen Ehrungen erhielt Heyse als erster deutscher Schriftsteller 1910 den Literaturnobelpreis. (DBE) Versand D: 7,00 EUR

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         Acolastus. De filio prodigo comoedia Acolasti titulo inscripta.Antwerp, Martinus de Keyser for Willem Vorsterman, March 1535. With title in a 4-piece architectural woodcut border. With:(2) PLAISIER, Jean le (Johannes PLACENTIUS). Susanna. Eusebii Candidi Elegia, in vanam brevemque humanae vitae gloriolam. Item Ode Sappica eiusdem Eusebii, in mortis recordationem. Item Plausus luctificae mortis ad modum dialogi, expemporaliter ab eodem Eusebio lusus.(Colophon: Antwerp, Willem Vorsterman), 1536. With title in a woodcut border.(3) CRÔCUS, Cornelius. Comoedia sacra, cui titulus Joseph, ad Christianae iuventutis institutionem iuxta locos inventionis, veteremque artem, nunc primum & scripta & edita.Antwerp, Joannes Steelsius, 1537 (colophon: prin

      - Nijhoff & Kronenberg 310, 3736, 645, 3740, 3445, 1878, 2863. Seven very rare Latin post-incunabules all printed in Antwerp (ad 4 otherwise unknown, ads 1 & 7 each with 2 other copies known, ads 5 & 6 each with 3 other copies, ad 2 with 4 other copies and ad 3 with 9 other copies, but even some of these few copies are incomplete), bound together in a contemporary Antwerp panel-stamped binding, the panel finely engraved to render all the elements in exquisite detail. The 7 works were probably bound together to form a choice collection of key texts available in Antwerp in the 1530s for pedagogical and edifying purposes and for use in schools: (biblical) plays, edifying dialogues and pedagogical (hand) books by the best humanist authors in the field of education at that time. The collection is also very important for the history of Neo-Latin literature in the Low Countries in the first half of the sixteenth century. The present volume (in private hands) was exhibited at the Museum Plantin-Moretus in 1938 and at the Royale Library in Brussels in 1955, and is also illustrated in Armorial Belge.With fairly extensive contemporary manuscript notes in ad 7. With a tear into the text of C2 in ad. 4, a few small and mostly marginal worm holes in ad 1, some smudges on the first leaves; the binding was very skilfully and unobtrusively rebacked, with most of the original backstrip mounted on the new spine, and the calf shows some cracks and scratches, but the panel stamp is preserved in fine condition on the front board and very good condition on the back board. Extensive description on request

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         Die erste Internationale Jagd-Ausstellung, Wien 1910 : ein monumentales Gedenkbuch. 2 Bände in 1 Band

      original Leinenband mit reicher Goldprägung, im original Schuber, gr.-4, 120 und 227 Seiten komplett mit 41 Tafeln, Buchschmuck und Einbandzeichnung von von Remigius Geyling(1878-1974) Zustand: sehr gut Buch

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         Album de la Galerie Contemporaine - Biographies et Portraits. (Dont Charles Baudelaire par Etienne Carjat).

      P., Revue Illustrée, s.d. [1878], 1 vol. in-4° (350 x 270) relié pleine percaline grise éditeur, titre doré sur le plat suupérieur, frise dorée, bleue et noire et triple filet noir en encadrement, non pagine. Usures aux mors, coiffes et coins du cartonnage, quelques rares rousseurs sur certaines pages de texte, petite déchirure angulaire sans manque recollée sur le portrait d'Henri Monnier, bel exemplaire par ailleurs. - Célèbre publication offrant des notices sur des personnalités en vue de l'époque agrémentées de fac-similes d'écritutre et de portraits photographiques à pleine page reproduits en photoglyptie par Goupil et Cie. Notre album comprend 13 portraits montés sur onglets : Arsène Houssaye (Notice de Paul Hippeau, Cliché de Carjat) - Théodore de Banville (Léon Supersac, Tourtin) - Général Chanzy (René Delorme, Goupil) - Ferdinand Fabre (A. d'Echérac, Nadar) - Charles Baudelaire (Théodore de Banville, Carjat) - Henri Monnier (René Delorme, Carjat) - Ed. Gondinet (Gustave Goetschy, Nadar) - E. Legouvé (Edouard Drumont, Nadar) - Louis Blanc (Odysse Barot, Carjat & Cie) - Octave Feuillet (Samuel Benn, Adam-Salomon) - Colonel Denfert-Rochereau (Alphonse Pagès, Carjat & Cie) - Spuller (Paul Hippeau - Carjat). La photoglyptie est un procédé opto-mécanique de reproduction et d'impression d'images photographiques inventé par le Britannique Walter Bentley Woodbury en 1864. Il s'agit d'un procédé d'impression photomécanique inaltérable destiné à remplacer les tirages argentiques.Extrêmement recherché pour le célèbre portrait de Baudelaire par Carjat, rare complet.

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         The Complete Poetical Works. The text carefully revised, with notes and a memoir, by William Michael Rossetti. In three volumes.

      London: E. Moxon, Son, and Co., 1878 - 3 volumes, quarto (187 x 130 mm). Later dark pink calf, raised bands to spine, spines ruled and richly decorated in gilt, 2 brown morocco labels, covers blind-rolled and double-ruled in gilt, supralibros in gilt to covers, board edges gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. 2 newspaper clipping about Shelley laid in. Joints a little creased and worn, a few marks to covers, slight rubbing to extremities. An excellent set. 2 engraved frontispieces with tissue guards laid in, folding facsimile letter of Shelley's handwriting, errata slips tipped in to vols 2 and 3. A handsomely bound copy of Shelley's complete works.

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         Ueber Wärme und Oxydation der lebendigen Materie. Offprint

      Bonn: Emil Strauss, 1878. Pflüger, Eduard F. W. (1820-1910). Ueber Wärme und Oxydation der lebendigen Materie. Offprint from Pflüger's Archiv für die gesammte Physiologie 18 (1878). 247-380pp. 231 x 156 mm. Original printed wrappers, small piece torn from front wrapper, slight soiling. Some discoloration from acidic wrappers, but very good. First Edition, Offprint Issue. Pflüger, a pupil of Müller and du Bois-Reymond, made important contributions to our knowledge of the physiology of respiration. "The most effective work of Pflüger and his pupils is the proof that the essential seat of respiration is not in the blood, but in the tissues. This was accomplished in his important memoirs on the gasometry of the blood (1866), on the cause of dyspnea, apnea, and the mechanism of respiration (1868), on the origin and rational of the oxidative processes in the animal organism (1872), and on the heat production and oxidation of living matter (1878)" (Garrison, History of Medicine, p. 607). Garrison-Morton.com 633.

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         ETUDES DE MOEURS ET DE CRITIQUE SUR LES POETES LATINS DE LA DECADENCE TOME II

      Paris: HACHETTE, 1878. IVED. RILEGATO. BUONO. 12 19. USATO

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         Compendium Theologiae Moralis P. Ioannis Petri Gury S. I. ab auctore recognitum et Antonii Ballerini ... adnotationibus locupletatum - Editio Quinta Novis curis expolitior et auctior praesertim responsionibus ad vindicias alphonsianas - Tomus Secundus

      Ex Typographia Polyglotta S. C. de PropagandA Fide - Romae, 1878. LATINO 1,23 Volume della seconda metà dell'800 in stato discreto, coperta in mezzapergamena con angoli, catatteri e numero del volume incisi su dorso, piatti marmorizzati, rivestimento dei piatti poco scollato e deteriorato, cima e piede consumati, ammaccatura, dorso appena brunito, tagli anch'essi bruniti con accenno di fioritura, pagine in buono stato. Su foglio di guardia scritta ex libris "Sac. Gaetano Cangiani Ponf.o Semin.o Pio, Roma, 1880". V edizione. USATO

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         The Complete Poetical Works.

      London: E. Moxon, Son, and Co., , 1878. The text carefully revised, with notes and a memoir, by William Michael Rossetti. In three volumes. 3 volumes, quarto (187 x 130 mm). Later dark pink calf, raised bands to spine, spines ruled and richly decorated in gilt, 2 brown morocco labels, covers blind-rolled and double-ruled in gilt, supralibros in gilt to covers, board edges gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. 2 engraved frontispieces with tissue guards laid in, folding facsimile letter of Shelley's handwriting, errata slips tipped in to vols 2 and 3. 2 newspaper clipping about Shelley laid in. Joints a little creased and worn, a few marks to covers, slight rubbing to extremities. An excellent set. A handsomely bound copy of Shelley's complete works.

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         Mathew Brady

      , December 22, 1878. December 22, 1878. Autograph Letter Signed “M.B. Brady,” two pages, 5” x 8”, front and verso. Printed letterhead “Brady’s National Portrait Gallery / 625 Pennsylvania Avenue, / Washington, D.C.,” December 22, 1878. [To Mrs. Townsend.] Light soiling, Fine condition. We cannot be 100% sure this is not a secretarial, thus offer this as a dictated letter.In full, “It affords me great pleasure to send you a portrait of your husband. It is pronounced to be an excellent likeness by all who have seen it. It would have been sent on some time ago but has been on exhibition in my Gallery. It will reach you in time to be wreathed with evergreen appropriate to the festival of Christmas-time & to show in a slight degree my appreciation of the genius of the original. I hope to have a portrait of yourself as a companion picture whenever the opportunity occurs. Probably you may visit Washington this Winter & hoping to have the pleasure of seeing you & wishing yourself & Mr Townsend a happy Christmas & with many wishes to the little ones for their enjoyment of ‘Santa Claus.’ I am, My dear Madam, Very Respectively & truly yours, M.B. Brady.”Famed Civil War photographer Mathew B. Brady suffered from poor eyesight and had an aversion to writing. Charles Hamilton in his pioneer work, “Collecting Autographs and Manuscripts” (Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1961), states, “Nearly all of his letters were written and signed for him by secretaries.” Undoubtedly Brady’s words extolling the subject of one of his portraits; we are not certain it is in his hand.

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         A Bermuda Photograph Album dating from the 1870s and early 1880s, containing 46 images of Bermuda with 6 further views of elsewhere (3 of a miltary train in Africa)

      1878 - The majority circa 7 by 5 inches, 6 smaller. 4to. Half morocco. This is a good collection of Bermuda photographs, composed of images produced by at least two professional photographers and one amateur, several depicting costumes for a fancy dress pageant with some topography, some nautical and some street scenes, etc.

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         Les eaux-fortes parisiennes. Premier volume.

      Cinqualbre, Paris 1878 - In-4, demi basane, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, titre doré, 201 pp. Ouvrage illustré d'un frontispice et de 27 eaux fortes hors texte avec une de Gustave Doré et une de Claudius Popelin. Ouvrage rare. Coins émoussés, coiffe frottées, petite épidermure, papier jauni, quelques tâches intérieures notamment sur la 1ère planche. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Menschliches, Allzumenschliches. Ein Buch fÜr freie Geister

      1878-1879. 1878 - [- Menschliches, Allzumenschliches, Anhang: Vermischte Meinungen und SprÜche. - Der Wanderer und Sein Schatten.] First editions, first issues. Three Parts. 8vo (222 x 162mm). [8], 377, [3]; 163, [1]; 185, [1], pp. First part with the half-title, the publisher?s advertisement leaf and Schmeitzner's pasted ?eere? correction (p. 290, aphorism 431), Second part with Schmeitzner's pencilled ?Opferthier's? correction (p. 35, aphorism 89), Second and Third parts without the publisher?s advertisement leaves. Some occasional foxing and a few dog-eared pages. Contemporary half cloth with cloth-backed boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt,contemporary Germanic bookplate to the front pastedown (extremities worn, corners bumped). Chemnitz, Ernst Schmeitzner. Rare first editions of all three parts ofHuman, All Too Human, Nietzsche?s first major aphoristic work, a radical departure in style and content that signalled the advent of the more polemical nature of his mature period. The series contained the first expressions of many of the concepts that would come to define Nietzsche's oeuvre, including: his rejection of Christian morality, for which the book was banned in Russia,that would come to form the basis of his conception of master-slave morality; his brand of perspectivism, that is, the rejection of the possibility of a-perspectival objectivity, dominant in philosophy at least since Plato; and the Will to Power, perhaps the most notorious, and certainly the most grossly abused, of all his key doctrines. The series was written at a turbulent point in Nietzsche's life, during which he resigned his professorship at the University of Basel due to poor health and first came to fully express his disillusionment with Wagner. Upon publication of the final part,Nietzsche would remark that: ?The ?Human, All Too Human? with the two supplements is the product of the time of my deepest and most continuous suffering ? and it seems to me like a poem of complete good health. This is my triumph.? (quoted in Schaberg, 1995, The Nietzsche Canon: A Publication History and Bibliography, pp. 75-6). In reality, it signalled the start of a slow but steady fall in book sales, a decline that would see Nietzsche resort to the ?vanity press? within a matter of years. Each of the three parts were published in ambitious runs of 1,000 copies, but would sell poorly - the third part, The Wanderer and His Shadow (published in December, 1879, but listed as 1880), was the ?poorest selling book that Nietzsche produced up until the time he wrote the first book of Zarathustra? (Schaberg, 1995, p. 76). The remainders were eventually bought up by Nietzsche?s next publisher, E.W. Fritsch of Leipzig, in 1886 and reissued with new title-pages. Fritsch bought 511 copies of the first part, 775 of the second, and 808 of the third. The first issues are, therefore, significantly scarce, especiallyin the case ofThe Wanderer and His Shadow- even in 1886, there were only 192 copiesin existence. Schaberg 29, 31, 32. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Chronicles of Barsetshire:] The Warden; Barchester Towers; Doctor Thorne; Framley Parsonage; The Small House at Allington; The Last Chronicle of Barset.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1878–93 - 6 works in 8 volumes, octavo (187 × 123 mm). Recent red crushed half morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, red cloth sides, gilt titles to spines, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated bookplate to front pastedowns. An excellent, clean set. With wood-engraved frontispieces by F. A. Fraser. An attractively bound set of the collected Chronicles of Barsetshire. Trollope was famously never published in a complete uniform edition and Chapman and Hall's collected Chronicles of Barsetshire, which was originally published in 1878, is the nearest attempt at a collected edition, aside from the Chapman and Hall and Ward, Lock and Co.'s cheaply produced editions. This set is a reissue of the 1878 edition."The history of [Chapman & Hall's 1878 collected edition of the Chronicles of Basetshire] is not without interest. Trollope himself was very anxious that his Barsetshire novels should be brought together in a uniform series. Originally the venture was to comprise only six volumes, for he did not himself regard The Small House as one of the Barsetshire set; but he consented to its inclusion at the urgent request of Chapman & Hall" (Sadleir p. 245). Sadleir pp. 246-8.

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         In memoriam

      Editions du C. Kegan, Paul and Co., London 1878 - La técnica de fore-edge estuvo muy difundida en Europa en el siglo XIX, principalmente en Inglaterra y los motivos que se representaban eran de esas regiones. Nunca habíamos visto un fore-edge painting con motivos sudamericanos. Tennyson s In Memoriam with rare fore edge of the Port of Havanna. Small 8º. VII, [1], 212 pp, Contemporary Pebbled brown morocco with double fillet borders in blind, gilt spine, lettering, pale yellow endpapers, all edges gilt, original silk ribbon marker. With a fine fore-edge painting of Havana, Cuba, showing buildings and ships in the Harbor.The fore-edge technique was very popular in Europe in the 19th century, particularly in England; the motifs represented in this medium were thus largely European. We had never encountered a fore-edge painting with Spanish American motifs. vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) 212 pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Ornitholical Misellany

      , 1878 3 vol, subscribers copy, 126 lithographed and wood-engraved plates (101 hand-coloured) of birds after J G Keulemans and J Smit and 3 hand-coloured plates of eggs, one double-page, 3 maps, half-titles, vol 1 lacking 3 preliminary leaves (dedication, preface and woodcut leaves), intermittent spotting largely to outer margins, contemporary green cloth, original wrappers bound in, covers slightly faded and scuffed, corners bumped with some minor exposure. Several leaves were detached and have been tipped in.

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         Principles of Political Economy

      Chicago: Callaghan and Company,, 1878. From the thirteenth (1877) German editoin. With additional chapters furnished by the author, for this first English and American edition, on paper money, international trade, and the protective system; and a preliminary essay on the historical method in political economy (from the French) by L. Wolowski, the whole translated by John J. Lalor A. M. 2 volumes, octavo. Original cloth, spines lettered gilt, black rules to covers and spines, coated endpapers. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper of each volume dated 1942. Spine ends and board edges lightly rubbed, endpaper to volume I creased; a very good copy. First English edition, published simultaneously in Chicago and New York, of Roscher's main work, originally published in German in 1854, which "became perhaps the most widely-read textbook of economics in Germany in the second half of the nineteenth century" (Blaug). "It analysed essentially the same topics as the classical economists - production, distribution and prices. Roscher was already strongly influenced by supply and demand approaches, but still determined the exchange value of a commodity by its cost of production. His theory of rent was Ricardian and his thinking about population development followed Malthusian patterns. Differing from classical textbooks, Roscher supplemented the theoretical analysis with a historical description - the reader finds the history of rent, interest and wages, of population development, of the prices of necessary and luxury commodities, and of luxury in general" (Schefold in The New Palgrave).

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         The Aborigines of Victoria. With Notes relating to Habits of the Natives of other Parts of Australia and Tasmania. Compiled from Various Sources for the Government of Victoria

      Melbourne, Government Printer, 1878. Quarto, two volumes, lxxii, 483, [1] (colophon) and vi, 456 pages with 536 figures plus 10 plates. Modern binder's cloth a little lightly marked; an excellent set (internally fine). The remainder issue, without the folding map at the end of each volume.

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         Der Hase ( Lepidus timidus L. ) dessen Naturgeschichte, Jagd und Hege. Ein monographischer Beitrag zur Jagd- und Naturkunde.

      Wiegandt, Hempel und Parey, Berlin - Johannisthal 1878 - ( Erste Ausgabe ). Mit XIV, 431 Seiten. Mit 20 in den Text gedruckten Holzschnitten ( u.a. auch mit Notenzeilen ). Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken und marmorierten Buchdeckeln sowie marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 8° ( 23 x 15,5 cm ). Auf Innendeckel vorn mit montiertem Exlibris Otto von Bismarcks * In Trinitate robur * und eingedrucktem Widmungsvermerk *Überreicht vom Verleger am 1. April 1885 *. Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen, das obere Kapital des schmalen Einbandrückens ausgefranst. Innen auf dem Titelblatt 2 montierte kleine Papierzettelchen wohl zum Abkleben einer alten Widmung etc. Ansonsten von insgesamt guter Erhaltung. - als Originalausgabe äußerst selten - ( Gewicht 650 Gramm ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Annals of Tennis

      First edition. 45 illustrations on 27 leaves. 4to. Original green blindstamped cloth, elaborately gilt. London, The Field Office,

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         Revue hebdomadaire illustrée , quatrieme annee , tome 4 of time 15 de la collection

      A. Ballue editeur 1878 - Folio With numerous original etchings, woodcuts, and other illustrations , Eugene Delacroix, Louis xvi et Benjamin Franklin le traite d’aliance entre la France et l’etats-unis, . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         South Africa

      1878 - First edition. 2 vols. Folding coloured map & double-page coloured plate. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt and blindstamped, owner's signature on title pages. viii, 352; viii, 352, 32ads pp. London, Chapman & Hall, ?An account of a short tour through South Africa in 1877, together with a synopsis of. [its] history under Dutch and British rule, and the author's opinions respecting the native question and the proposal to federate the states and colonies? (Mendelssohn). Although the history is mostly compiled from the work of other writers, Trollope reports on local opinion in the Transvaal which he visited shortly after the first annexation. Mendelssohn II, p526;Theal, p316. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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         A spectacular collection of three Horse in Motion photographs.

      San Francisco: Morse’s Gallery 1878 - Three albumen prints (approx. 8 x 3 1⁄2 in.), on original publisher’s mounts printed on recto and verso, each a composite image of 6 or 12 photographs. Light wear and soiling, some fading and foxing. Very good condition. Eadweard Muybridge’s photographs of horses in motion are icons in the history of photography. This landmark photograph was recently included in 100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time (2016). Leland Stanford, railroad magnate and owner of the greatest racing stable in the West, engaged Muybridge to undertake pioneering experiments in instantaneous and sequential photography of horses. Stanford was in part motivated by the “unsupported transit” controversy—are there moments when all four of a horse’s feet leave the ground while trotting or galloping? On June 15, 1878, Muybridge demonstrated his method using a battery of twelve cameras whose shutters were released by a series of tripwires as the horse raced down the track. Over the next few days Muybridge made six sequences of various horses in motion. “Muybridge’s Horse in Motion grids were the most sensational photographs of their day. Contemporaneous accounts describe crowds gathering outside shop windows in which they were displayed” (Prodger in Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Photography). The six photographs in the series are listed on the mounts: Mahomet cantering, Occident trotting, three views of Abe Edgington trotting, and Sallie Gardner running. Muybridge announces that six “series”—meaning a single print containing a series of photographs of a horse—“are now published.” Individual photographs appear for sale occasionally, but groups are quite rare. We offer three of the six, the largest group we have ever seen for sale. “Muybridge’s 1878-79 experiments were the first photographs to record such specific information about the attitudes of animals and people in motion” (Brookman, Eadweard Muybridge). The printed captions provide a wealth of detail. One states in small part, “The negatives of these photographs were made of intervals of twenty- seven inches of distance, and about the twenty-fifth part of a second of time; they illustrate consecutive positions assumed in each twenty-seven inches of progress during a single stride of the mare. The vertical lines were twenty-seven inches apart; the horizontal lines represent elevations of four inches each. The exposure of each negative was less than the two thousandth part of a second.” “Not only did the sequences of photographs dissect rapid motion, they also presented a mechanical, scientific view of action the human eye simply could not decode on its own” (Brookman). Muybridge issued these photographs to document and promote his accomplishment. A series of drawings from the photographs appeared in Scientific American, and La Nature in Paris published five of the sequences.Muybridge’s studies of animals in motion culminated in the publication of his Animal Locomotion in 1888. This is an outstanding series of photographs representing a milestone in the history of photography. The collection comprises: 1. The Horse in Motion “Sallie Gardner,” owned by Leland Stanford; running at a 1.40 gait over the Palo Alto track, 19th June, 1878. Verso text copyright 1879. 2. The Horse in Motion. “Mahomet,” owned by Leland Stanford; cantering at 8 minute gait over the Palo Alto track, 18th June, 1878. 3. The Horse in Motion: “Abe Edgington,” owned by Leland Stanford; driven by C. Marvin, walking at a 15-minute gait over the Palo Alto track, 18th June 1878.

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         History of Afghanistan, from the earliest period to the outbreak of the war of 1878.

      London W.H. Allen & Co. 1878 - First edition pp.xxviii, 456, large folding map. A very good copy in original cloth. Bookplate of Henry Prinsep Fane. Henry Prinsep Fane (1822-1894) served in the Indian Civil Service in the mid nineteenth century, and was at Cawnpore during the 1857 uprising.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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         Ornithologie du Salon

      J. Rothschild Editeur, Paris 1878 - 'Synonymie - Description - Moeurs - Nourriture des Oiseaux de Volière européens et exotiques'. Ornée de 75 Vignette et de 40 Chromotypographies représentant Les Oiseaux - Leurs Oeufs - Leurs Nids. Copertina originale muta con titoli in oro al dorso. Pagg. VIII, 220. Illustrazioni protette da velina. Ex libris applicato al primo risguardo. Piccolo strappo alla coperta in alto. Lievi segni. Molto buono. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Binding, Fine- Ornate Inlaid Cover Designs] Fifty "Bab" Ballads

      George Routledge, London 1878 - Superbly bound in rich full red morocco with a wonderful inlaid, gilt-tooled, and blind-stamped centerpiece to both the front and back covers comprising multiple flower heads between leaves and central leaf pattern in ochre, beige, dark green and red inlaid morocco, with all of negative space taken up with bold gilt stippling. Spine features inlaid, blind-stamped borders, as well as Doves-esque head and tail spine bands, gilt-ruled dentelles, gilt ruled lines along sides of boards, gray paper endsheets. Illustrations throughout by the Gilbert. Book measures 5.5" x 7.75." All edges gilt. Book with some brownstaining. A near fine example of an expertly crafted and beautifully designed Arts & Crafts binding by an unknown bookbinder, reminiscent of the work of Kelliegram.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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         A Bermuda Photograph Album dating from the 1870s and early 1880s containing 46 images of Bermuda with 6 further views of elsewhere 3 of a miltary train in Africa

      The majority circa 7 by 5 inches, 6 smaller. 4to. Half morocco.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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         THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT, OR THE SOURCES OF THE NILE AROUND THE GREAT LAKES OF EQUATORIAL AFRICA AND DOWN THE LIVINGSTONE RIVER TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN [TWO VOLUMES]

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1878. First American Edition. 8vos., 2 volumes; VG; bound in dark green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, elaborate gilt and deco scene stamped on covers and spine; boards slightly bowed; age-toning to pages; both volumes with all maps, both folding maps in rear pockets has some small tears along folds; some minor bumping and rubbing to corners, heads and tails of spines; inscription from previous owner on third free endpaper of volume 1, second free endpaper of volume 2; JB consignment; shelve case 9. Dupont.

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         Menschliches Allzumenschliches Ein Buch fÜr freie Geister

      [- Menschliches, Allzumenschliches, Anhang: Vermischte Meinungen und SprÜche. - Der Wanderer und Sein Schatten.] First editions, first issues. Three Parts. 8vo (222 x 162mm). [8], 377, [3]; 163, [1]; 185, [1], pp. First part with the half-title, the publisher's advertisement leaf and Schmeitzner's pasted "eere" correction (p. 290, aphorism 431), Second part with Schmeitzner's pencilled "Opferthier's" correction (p. 35, aphorism 89), Second and Third parts without the publisher's advertisement leaves. Some occasional foxing and a few dog-eared pages. Contemporary half cloth with cloth-backed boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, contemporary Germanic bookplate to the front pastedown (extremities worn, corners bumped). Chemnitz, Ernst Schmeitzner.

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         Patmore, Coventry- His Third Wife's Copy, Then John Drinkwater] Amelia

      George Bell and Sons, London 1878 - Original blindstamped cloth (sunned). John Drinkwater's Copy (with his bookplate) of the copy owned (and signed) by Patmore's third wife, H. G. Robson. Signed by Drinkwater and dated 1920, and below that in pencil: "The first edition, perfect, as issued. H. G. Robson, whose autograph is in the title-page, was the lady who became the third Mrs. Patmore. The notes on pp. 222 ["not in 1890 edition,"] and 228 ["See 'Open Secret' in 1890 edition], seem to be in her writing. From the Patmore library. Browntoning to prelims, covers oxidized (as usual) and not detracting, label on spine worn, else near fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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         Über spinalganglien und Rückenmark des Petromyzon. from Sitzungsberichte der der Kaiserlichen-Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Classe LXXVIII. Band. III Abtheilung. Jahrgang 1878

      aus der E.K. Hof.- und Staatsdruckerei, [Wien 1878 - First Seperate edition. Offprint of Freud's very rare third paper. With 4 folding lithographic plates by E. Schima after Freud (some foxing). 87, [1]pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Freud's Contribution to Evolutionary Biology. Freud's third paper, done while he was a medical student. Grinstein 34. Jones I, pp. 52-53. Norman F3 Black cloth, with brown printed front wrapper and unprinted back wrapper bound in With 4 folding lithographic plates by E. Schima after Freud (some foxing). 87, [1]pp. 1 vols. 8vo First Seperate edition. Offprint of Freud's very rare third paper. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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         Topographapisch-statistisches Lexikon von Steiermark mit historischen Notizen und Anmerkungen - nur Band 1. - A - K.

      Garz, Leykam, 1878. Erstauflage, EA 812 Seiten Gr. 8°, Halbleder Goldprägung am Buchrücken, marmorierter Schnitt, mit 30 original Tonlithographien eine davon aufklappbar diese etwas fleckig, Kanten berieben, Buchrücken oben etwas eingerissen, letzen Seiten etwas locker, sonst guter Zustand Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         Charles G. "Chinese" Gordon

      March 21, 1878. Autograph Letter Signed “C.G. Gordon,” one pages, 8.25” x 13”. Cairo, March 21, 1878. To E.M. Wood Esqre CE. Soiled, some words faded, worn at mid-horizontal fold. Good condition.In full, “In consequence of financial embarrassment of Soudan Government and of the impossibility of being able to carry on the work of the Soudan Railway, with the means, at my disposal, I find myself obliged to discontinue that work and in consequence to dispense with your services. I thank you very much for the manner in which you have performed your duties, and regret much our disposition.”In October 1873, Gordon was offered the appointment as Governor of Equatoria province in southern Sudan by the Khedive of Egypt, Ismail Pasha. Sudan was an Egyptian colony. With the approval of the British government, he accepted and arrived in Egypt in January 1874. He served as Governor of Equatoria from 1874-1876 and Governor General of the Sudan from 1874-1880. Gordon moved to establish absolute military and civil jurisdiction over the entire country. Returning to Khartoum in January 1878, the Khedive summoned him to Cairo to assist in settling the financial affairs of Egypt. He reached Cairo in March, and was at once appointed by Ismail as President of the Commission of Inquiry into Egyptian finances.Egypt was in debt to several European nations. Ismail Pasha blamed his country’s problems on lower than expected revenues from the Sudan colony and ordered all non-essential programs in Sudan ended, including the Sudan Railway; Gordon had planned a Cairo-to-Khartoum railway. As he tells Mr. Wood in this letter, Gordon felt “obliged to discontinue that work.” If it had been completed, the Siege of Khartoum might never have occurred; reinforcements would have arrived from Cairo much sooner.The Khedive did not want the European Commissioners of the Debt, the representatives of the bondholders, as members of the Commission. Gordon accepted the post on these terms, but the consuls-general of the different powers refused to agree to the constitution of the Commission, opposing the wishes of Ismail Pasha. Gordon chaired his first meeting on March 8, 1878. A debt agreement not favorable to Pasha was signed on March 22nd, the day after this letter was written. The Khedive fell into the hands of his creditors, and was deposed the following year in favor of his son, Tewfik.

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         Principles of Political Economy. From the thirteenth (1877) German editoin. With additional chapters furnished by the author, for this first English and American edition, on paper money, international trade, and the protective system; and a preliminary essay on the historical method in political economy (from the French) by L. Wolowski, the whole translated by John J. Lalor A. M.

      Chicago: Callaghan and Company, 1878 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original cloth, spines lettered gilt, black rules to covers and spines, coated endpapers. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper of each volume dated 1942. Spine ends and board edges lightly rubbed, endpaper to volume I creased; a very good copy. First English edition, published simultaneously in Chicago and New York, of Roscher's main work, originally published in German in 1854, which "became perhaps the most widely-read textbook of economics in Germany in the second half of the nineteenth century" (Blaug). "It analysed essentially the same topics as the classical economists - production, distribution and prices. Roscher was already strongly influenced by supply and demand approaches, but still determined the exchange value of a commodity by its cost of production. His theory of rent was Ricardian and his thinking about population development followed Malthusian patterns. Differing from classical textbooks, Roscher supplemented the theoretical analysis with a historical description - the reader finds the history of rent, interest and wages, of population development, of the prices of necessary and luxury commodities, and of luxury in general" (Schefold in The New Palgrave). See Blaug, Great Economists before Keynes, p. 208. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Ordonnanz sammt Zeichnungs-Tafeln zum Schweizerischen Repetir-Karabiner (System Vetterli) Modell 1871/1878. Beschluss des Schweizer. Bundesrathes vom 20. Februar 1871 und vom 30. April 1878. - Ordonnance avec planches de dessins du Mousqueton à répétition suiss.

      (Bern, 1878). - Mit 10 (1 mehrfach gefalt.) lithograph. Tafeln. 5 S. Text. Rückenbroschur. 25 x 37 cm. Mit deutsch-französischem Paralleltext. - Die Tafeln zeigen das Gewehr in allen Einzelheiten, Tafel 1 (25,5 x 108 cm) mit einer Gesamtansicht.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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