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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buch-Buch]
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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]

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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.

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        Report of the Board of Ordnance Officers Convened in Pursuance of the Act of Congress Approved November 21, 1877, to Select a Magazine Gun for the U.S. Military Service.

      Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 1878 - 71 numbered pages of text, complete with one folding table and 21 folding plates that when unfolded meansure 14-1/8 inches long, 9 inches high showing 19 of the submitted rifles plus a modification and some testing equipment. Paperback binding of tan wrappers; front cover is chipped and worn and lacking the rear cover. The front cover was laid down on a new paperback binding. Three plates have archival repairs at the folds, and another plate is soiled in the margins. There is minimal loss at some of the repaired folds. Infrequently offered on the market, the last one offered at auction was in 2007, and there are only two copies listed on OCLC. Published as Appendix T to the Report of the Chief of Ordnance to the Secretary of War for 1878. The Winchester Hotchkiss which won the recommendation for purchase of the board is well known but some of the other competitors are relatively unknown. Only one of the three actions submitted by Sharps is shown in the plates and it resembles the Swiss Vetterli more than any American gun. The Chaffee-Reese was completely different from the one that was later produced at Springfield Armory. One of the Remingtons appears to have been modified into the Keene rifle at a later date. The detail drawings are fine and could probably be related to various patents. First edition. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        PUNCH, BROTHERS, PUNCH! AND OTHER SKETCHES

      Slote, Woodman & Co. (1878), New York - Publisher's printed orange wraps. BAL 3378: First Printing with all points. Housed in a cloth chemise and matching slipcase with leather label. Leather bookplate on verso of the front wrap. Slight wear. Near Fine and scarce thus [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        DAY-FATALITY: or, Some Observations of Days Lucky and Unlucky, concluding with some Remarques upon the Fourteenth of October the Auspicious Birth-day of His Royal Highness, James Duke of York.

      - FATALISM: Auspicious and Ominous Days No title, 4 leaves. Folio. Bound in an old vellum indenture. Half-title in manuscript followed by a manuscript record quoting a "Lucky Day" from Hone's Everyday Book (1878). Slight damp-staining in the margins with a few short tears in the margins. John Gibbon makes use of rich literary and historical references to map the lucky and unlucky fortune of James, Duke of York's future. Authoritatively citing royalty for both Britain as well as Continental Europe, Gibbon makes ominous 'observations' such as, "The Sixth of January" being "five times auspicious to Charles Duke of Anjou." He also draws from notable prophetic figures such as Nostradamus who foretold, "A memorable Peace [¿] much conducing to the faving of Christian Blood, was made upon the Fourteenth of October, 1557." He makes a list of coincidences that happened on particular days of the week. The publication date adds further significance as it was published on the eve of The Exclusion Crisis between 1679 through to 1681 in which King Charles II sought to exclude the Duke of York from occupying the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland for being Roman Catholic. A rare and foreboding piece of prophesy. It was later reprinted in John Aubrey's Miscellanies (1696) as well as The Harlein Miscellany collated and edited by Samuel Johnson and William Oldys. A second impression was made in 1686, however we know this to be earlier as it lacks Gibbon's additions. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bjarne Tokerud Bookseller ABAC & PBFA]
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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]

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1878 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kleine Dichtungen. Erste Auflage hergestellt für den Frauenbund zur Ehrung rheinländischer Dichter.

      311 (1) Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Pappband mit goldgeprägter Deckelillustration von Karl Walser, Farbschnitt. der Einbandrücken in Halbpergament völlig neu eingfebunden, Einband minimal berieben, mit Lesebändchen, auf Vortitel von Robert Walser handsigniert. EA, WG 8. Robert Walser (* 15. April 1878 in Biel/Schweiz - + 25. Dezember 1956 nahe Herisau/Schweiz) war ein deutschsprachiger schweizerischer Schriftsteller.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Harper's Weekly. 1878.

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1878.(). Twelve complete issues plus one cover. All thirteen covers are wood-engravings by Nast.

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

      London: George Routledge, 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.

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        PUNCH, BROTHERS, PUNCH! AND OTHER SKETCHES

      Edinburgh: E. & S. Livingstone([1878]). First Edition, First English Edition bound in original stiff green wraps rebacked with cloth retaining most of the original spine. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front free endpaper "To Rev. R. Eden, With the author's kindest regards. Mark Twain Sept. 5/78." According to BAL 3378, this edition was published in May 1878. In a 1936 sale held by the American Art Association, a copy of Clemens's Scrap Book inscribed to the Reverend Robert Eden in Sept. 1878 was sold. The Union Catalog of Clemens Letters makes no other mention of Eden. Slight offsetting to inscription caused by old newspaper clipping pasted to inner cover., stiff wraps, Occasional soiling and wear. Quite good and scarce

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        MycenæA Narrative of Researches and Discoveries at Mycenæ and Tiryns The Preface by The Right Hon WE Gladstone MP

      First edition, with a frontispiece, 4 colour plates, and numerous maps, plans and illustrations, thick 8vo., publisher's decorative and pictorial cloth gilt, t.e.g. lxviii, 384pp. London, John Murray,

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        Picturesque, Ireland:A Literary and Artistic Delineation of the Natural Scenery, Remarkable Places, Historical Antiquities, Public Buildings, Ancient Abbeys, Towers, Castles, and Other Romantic and Attractive Features of Ireland

      New York: Thomas Kelly, 1878. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. No Dustjacket -- NOTE: Does NOT include dust jacket. -- First Edition 1878. No markings to the text block. Previous owner's stamp and bookplate on inside front cover. All edges gilt. 3/4 leather. Gilt on cover and spine bright. Corners bumped and worn. Edges of spine scuffed but complete. Some damp staining to the title page, Table of Contents and List of Illustrations. Map and frontispiece title in excellent condition. A nice tight copy. Additional photos upon request.

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        Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot de l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres : Belles-lettres, Histoire (catalogue for an auction conducted by Adolphe Labitte and Maurice Delestre, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6-15 June 1878) § Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, beaux-arts (same auctioneer, expert, and venue, 26-31 May 1879) § Belles lettres, Histoire (same auctioneer, expert, and venue, 9-15 June 1881) § Théologie, jurisp

      Paris, Librairie Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1878-1883. Five volumes (29 cm), uniform half-morocco, a collector's binding (original wrappers bound in). - Illustrated issues (limited to 500 numbered sets and printed on special paper) of five Firmin-Didot sale catalogues. The magnificent collections assembled by Ambroise Firmin Didot (1790-1876) were dispersed in eight sales conducted in Hôtel Drouot in Paris between 1877 and 1910. The first and two last sale catalogues are lacking here: "Estampes anciennes et dessins" (16 April-12 May 1877, experts Danlos fils & Delisle et G. Pawlowski); "Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés: Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, lettres, histoire [other title:] Partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot" (10-14 June 1884, experts Émile Paul, L. Huard et Guillemin & Pawlowski); as well as an anonymous book sale (18-21 May 1910, experts Émile Paul et fils et Guillemin). Cf. André Jammes and Françoise Courbage, Les Didot: Trois siècles de typographie et de bibliophilie, 1698-1998, catalogue of an exhibition held at the Bibliothèque historique de la ville de Paris, 15 May-30 August 1998 (Paris 1998). ¶ No author's index and list of prices for 1883 sale. Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot de l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres : Belles-lettres, Histoire (catalogue for an auction conducted by Adolphe Labitte and Maurice Delestre, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6-15 June 1878);(29 cm), xvi, 224 pp., 28 plates (some in colour, with tissue guardsheet); 19 (1) pp. (Table alphabétiques des noms d'auteurs & des ouvrages anonymes suivie de la Liste des prix d'adjudication). 715 lots. Collector's half-morocco binding (upper cover of wrapper bound in). - Blogie II, 150; Lugt 38489. ¶ Copy no. 225 of edition limited to 500.Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot : Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, beaux-arts (catalogue for an auction conducted by Adolphe Labitte and Maurice Delestre, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 26-31 May 1879);(29 cm), xxxii, 276 pp., 44 plates (some double-page, some in colour, one with printed guardsheet); 23 (1) pp. (Tables alphabétiques des auteurs, ouvrages anonymes et artistes suivies de la Liste des prix d'adjudication). Collector's half-morocco binding (upper wrapper bound in). - The first 45 lots are manuscripts, the most valuable (lot 17: 70,000 francs, about £3000) the infamous Missal allegedly executed for Charles VI of France as a present to his daughter Catherine on her marriage with Henry V of England; sold to the dealer Fontaine, it passed through a long succession of hands, gradually losing any claim to royal ownership. It slept on the shelves of Gabriel Wells for 20 years, before its sale by H.P. Kraus in 1968 to Edwin J. Beinecke for the Beinecke Library. Blogie II, 154; Lugt 39386. ¶ Copy no. 245 of edition limited to 500.Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot : Belles lettres, Histoire (catalogue for an auction conducted by Adolphe Labitte and Maurice Delestre, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 9-15 June 1881);(29 cm), viii, 230 (2) pp., 26 plates; 18 pp. (Table alphabétique des noms d'auteurs & des ouvrages anonymes suivie de la Liste des prix d'adjudication). 550 lots. With "Table alphabétique des noms d'auteurs & des ouvrages anonymes suivie de la Liste des prix d'adjudication". Collector's half-morocco binding (upper wrapper bound in). - Blogie II, 159; Lugt 41194. ¶ Copy no. 158 of edition limited to 500.Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot : Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, beaux-arts (catalogue for an auction conducted by Adolphe Labitte and Maurice Delestre, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 12-17 June 1882);(29 cm), viii, 232 pp., 24 plates (some double-page, some in colour, two with printed guardsheet); 23 (1) pp. (Table alphabétique des noms d'auteurs & des ouvrages anonymes suivie de la Liste des prix d'adjudication). 500 lots. Collector's half-morocco binding (upper wrapper bound in). - Blogie II, 164. ¶ Copy no. 196 of edition limited to 500.Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot : Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, lettres, histoire (catalogue for an auction conducted Maurice Delestre with expertise of Émile Paul, L. Huard et Guillemin & Pawlowski, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 11-16 June 1883);(29 cm), viii, 184 pp., 30 plates. 530 lots. Collector's half-morocco binding (upper wrapper bound in). - Blogie II, 168; Lugt 43137. ¶ Copy no. 171 of edition limited to 500. Lacking "Table alphabétique des noms d'auteurs & des ouvrages anonymes suivie de la Liste des prix d'adjudication".

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        Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres. Cinquième édition.

      Paris: Dorbon- Ainé, [n.d.](). 8 vols. pour les 5 volumes in-8 de A à Z et le volume de table et 2 volumes in-4, Paris, Firmin-Didot, 1878-1880 pour le supplément par MM. Deschamps et G. Brunet. Green buckram.

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        The Narrinyeri. An Account of the Tribes of South Australian Aborigines inhabiting the Country around the Lakes Alexandrina, Albert, and Coorong, and the Lower Part of the River Murray: their Manners and Customs, also an Account of the Mission at Port Macleay

      Adelaide, E.S. Wigg & Son, 1878 (second edition, revised). Octavo (225 x 145 mm), viii, 156 pages plus 6 tinted lithographs new to this edition. Red cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover and spine, decorated in blind on the front and rear boards, with three gilt rules at the head and foot of the spine; cloth lightly rubbed at the extremities, and slightly ink-marked at the front and rear; spine sunned, flecked and a little marked, with light wear to the head and minor loss to the foot; inner hinges neatly reinforced with cloth tape; a very good copy (internally fine). The first edition was published in 1874; it contains only one illustration, the frontispiece. This is an original Townsend Duryea albumen paper photograph, a composite of five numbered oval portraits; the identification key is printed on the verso of the title page. See Ferguson 16706 (not identifying the photographer, and not indicating that the five photographic portraits are in fact one composite photograph). This revised second edition (Ferguson 16707) contains six tinted lithographs, the second one of which is based on the Duryea composite photograph (and there is no obvious key to the identities of the subjects). Taplin makes some interesting observations in his preface to this edition: 'The reader will find that some additions have been made to the book. An account has been given of the Aboriginal Council, called the Tendi, by which the clans of the Narrinyeri are governed. Some friends of the Mission complained that the history of the Mission at Point Macleay was too short, and expressed their desire that more incidents had been related. An attempt has been made to supply this deficiency by inserting some extracts from the author's diary'. Ferguson does not make it clear that it is the revised second edition of this work which appears in the 1879 collection of reprints, 'The Native Tribes of South Australia' (Ferguson 13095). In our experience, this stand-alone 1878 edition is rare.

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        Episodio Storico concernente i fatti militari di Garibaldi e di Medici nell'anno 1848 compilato per cura di Antonio Picozzi nell'anno 1878. Milano, dicembre 1878

      , 0 - Manoscritto cartaceo in 4to (mm 305x213) formato da 30 cc. non numerate. Bianco il verso delle cc. 1, 2, 26 e 27, così come le ultime tre cc. Venticinque linee per pagina, scritte in elegante e chiara grafia. Legatura in cartone marmorizzato coevo (minime mancanze alle cerniere che risultano leggermente abrase); due etichette al piatto anteriore ("Manoscritto Picozzi" e "Libreria Borghi M4"). Ex-libris inciso di Severo Cappellini al contropiatto anteriore; dedica autografa dell'autore all'Ill.mo Signore Francesco Ponti al recto del risguardo anteriore. Firma dell'autore in fine (c. 26r). Ottima copia. Manoscritto originale autografo di questa opera storica narrata, in qualità di testimone diretto, da Antonio Picozzi, scrittore e garibaldino milanese, che fu anche bibliotecario a Brera. L'opera si apre con una dedica al "Tenente Generale Giacomo Medici, Marchese di Vascello e Primo ajutante di campo di Sua Maestà il Re d'Italia", per il ".suo imperituro attaccamento." e per la ".sua inalterabile devozione." (c. 2r). Nonostante il non meglio specificato committente dell'opera intendesse lasciarla inedita (vedi più sotto), essa fu successivamente pubblicata a Milano dallo Stabilimento G. Civelli nel 1882 con il titolo Garibaldi e Medici: episodio storico della guerra italo-austriaca del 1848 narrato dal veterano Antonio Picozzi (seconda edizione: 1888). Un confronto tra l'edizione a stampa e il manoscritto rivela solo qualche minima variante testuale e lessicale. L'opera è suddivisa in quattro capitoli, ognuno dei quali accompagnato da un apparato di note esplicative. Nel manoscritto sono narrati dall'autore, a trent'anni di distanza, gli avvenimenti da lui vissuti in prima persona, che interessarono il territorio lombardo tra il Giugno del 1848 e gli inizi di Novembre di quello stesso anno. Giuseppe Garibaldi, rientrato in Italia alla fine di Giugno, si adoperò nel tentativo di organizzare la resistenza contro le forze austriache. Il suo impegno portò alla costituzione dell'Avanguardia Anzani, affidata alla guida di Giacomo Medici (Milano, 15 gennaio 1817 – Roma, 9 marzo 1882), che dopo essere stata trasferita a Bergamo, entrò in contatto con le forze austriache a Luino, costringendole alla ritirata. Ad Arcisate, Garibaldi decise di dividere le forze: una parte di esse rimase sotto il suo diretto comando, l'altra fu invece affidata alla guida del Medici. Si pensava in questo modo di poter meglio contrastare le forze inviate dagli austriaci per porre fine alla rivolta. Tale pensiero fu tuttavia smentito dagli eventi di fine agosto: le forze indipendentiste furono infatti sopraffatte e costrette alla ritirata. Nel corso del mese di Ottobre, a Lugano, Mazzini tentò di promuovere una nuova campagna militare in Lombardia, ormai tornata sotto il controllo imperiale. Le forze ribelli furono organizzate in tre diverse formazioni, affidate rispettivamente a Medici, ai generali D'Apice e Arcioni, e all'ingegnere Daverio. Nonostante l'impegno profuso e l'eroismo dimostrato, le tre formazioni furono costrette alla ritirata in Svizzera. Il manoscritto è accompagnato da due lettere autografe indirizzate dal Picozzi a Francesco Ponti, su carta intestata della Biblioteca Nazionale di Brera, entrambe datate 4 Ottobre 1879, composte di quattro facciate ciascuna, delle quali solamente la prima è stata vergata: - nella prima lettera (mm 206x132) l'autore invita Francesco Ponti ad accogliere benevolmente questo ".mio lavoro storico, destinato dall'Illustre committente a rimanere manoscritto", nonché un sonetto scritto di suo pugno ".che racchiude i più sentiti auguri e le più cordiali felicitazioni di prosperità avvenire."; - la seconda lettera (mm 268x212) contiene il sonetto di cui si parla nella prima lettera, con dedica dell'autore a Francesco Ponti in occasione del suo onomastico. Nel sonetto, in dialetto milanese, Picozzi porge le proprie felicitazioni al Ponti e introduce il tema del manoscritto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nocturno.

      55 (1) Seiten 4, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halb-Ledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. das Buch ist völlig neu eingebunden unter Verwendung der Originalmaterialien. Eines von hundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 46. Alfred Bruno Döblin (* 10. August 1878 in Stettin - + 26. Juni 1957 in Emmendingen) war ein deutscher Arzt und berühmter Schriftsteller.

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        Maidenspeech.

      O. O. u. D., (zumeist 1876-1878). - 136 nn. Bll. mit zahlreichen (davon 11 ganzs.) eigenh. Aufzeichnungen und 17 (einmontierten bzw. beiliegenden) Korrespondenzen diverser Schreiber (u.a. von Franz von Dingelstedt, Luise Erhart und Theodor Liedtcke), eingeklebten Rezensionen, Programmzetteln u. a. Zeitgenössischer Pappband. 4to (170 x 220 mm). Anscheinend vom Autor selbst angelegte Sammlung von zeitgenössischen Materialien zu seinem Einakter "Maidenspeech", seiner am 16. März 1876 im Königlichen Schauspielhaus in Berlin uraufgeführten, ersten dramatischen Arbeit. Grünstein war Berufssoldat in der österreichischen Marine, ehe er Journalist - u. a. Redakteur beim "Berliner Fremdenblatt" - und freiberuflicher Schriftsteller wurde. Über die Premiere hieß es u. a.: "'Maidenspeech' wird bald Repertoirstück aller hervorragenden Bühnen werden" (Dt.-österr. Theaterzeitung v. 19. März 1876). Im Jahr darauf wurde "Maidenspeech" u. a. am Münchner Hoftheater und am Hamburger Thaliatheater gleichfalls mit großem Beifall begrüßt. Für Luise Erhart, die Darstellerin der Gräfin Rüden in der Uraufführung, war es eine ihrer letzten Rollen, da sie 1878 ihren Abschied von der Bühne nahm; Theodor Liedtcke, der den Grafen Holms spielte, war bis 1889 Ensemblemitglied des Berliner Hoftheaters. - Einband berieben; einige Rückenfehlstellen. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas van Nederland en zijne Overzeesche Bezittingen naar de nieuwste en beste bronnen bewerkt

      Amsterdam, Seyffardt, 1878. 2nd edition, 28,5 (of 31 maps), large 4to, coloured maps, original cloth with giltlettered title. Spine and spine ends with tears. 2 and a half maps of the Netherlands are missing, the maps on the colonies are complete. KEYWORDS:caribean/dutch antilles/maps

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        Des fabriques d?église et de l?adminstration de leurs biens. Ouvrage autographié (lithographie), précédé d?une ?partie générale? sous le même titre.

      Namur, autographie de Ch. De Bonnier, la partie générale autographiée et imprimée par L. Pierre, 1876-1877, 1878 - in-8vo, 99 p. + 372 p., toutes les pages autographiées par procédé lithographique, corrections au crayon papier dans les marges sur plusieurs pages, reliure en demi-cuir avec coins, dos orné or avec titre, charnière légèr. fendue , 2ème plat avec trace d?eau (n?affecte pas le texte), sinon bon état. Ouvrage rare, manuscrit (et lithographié) rédigé par le chanoine Henry, reproduit par procédé lithographique probablement pour l?enseignement. L?ouvrage très soigneusement écrit prend ainsi la forme de notes avec des articles et des soulignements de passages importants. Une fabrique d?église fait référence à la construction et l?entretien de l?édifice lui-même, mais surtout à l?administration des biens meubles et immeubles, des revenues de l?église et des frais du culte. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1878 - 1878 Original Paperback Wisden, Facsimile Spine,

      1878. Hi, This lot is an Original 1878 Wisden Paperback with facsimile spine, The last of the rarer first 15 books. This is in Very Good condition, for the year. The covers are original and less faded than most 1878, there are some marks to the front cover and the tape to the spine covers a centimeter or so of the covers, the rear cover is a bit grubby with a bit more tape to the spine than the front. There is a small tape reapir to the rear cover. The covers have general wear around their edges. The covers are not as faded or shiny as normal. Inside there is some thumbing but a very clean book.

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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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        LEIPZIGER STUDIEN ZUR CLASSISCHEN PHILOLOGIE vol. I anno I

      VON S. HIRZEL, 1878. INTERLINGUE 0,24 Brossura editoriale morbida, con titoli neri, ingiallita al dorso ed ai bordi, con strappetti agli angoli, lungo i bordi ed al piede e cima del dorso, pagine brunite ai bordi, con fioriture sparse, tracce di umidità e molte ancora intonse, tagli non rifilati, in latino e greco USATO

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        A Journal of a Tour in Marocco and the Great Atlas.

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1878. With an Appendix including a Sketch of the Geology of Marocco, by George Maw. Octavo. Original diagonal-ribbed dark yellow cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt and black, decorative border to front board in black and rear board in blind, dark blue coated endpapers. Housed in a custom blue cloth slipcase. Folding panorama as frontispiece, folding geological cross-section, 6 plates, illustrations to the text, all wood-engraved, large folding map to rear. Very slightly rubbed, a few trivial marks to sides. An excellent copy. First edition, a crisp, fresh copy from the celebrated travel collection of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, with his pencilled initials to the initial blank. Hooker spent three months in Morocco in 1871, travelling with fellow naturalist John Ball, industrialist and amateur geologist John Maw, and a gardener from Kew named Crump. His "account of [Morocco's] botany and geology is one of the most important works that has been written on the country" (Playfair).

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        Das Fries-Relief im Feldmarschall - Saale der Haupt-Kadettenanstalt in Lichterfelde.

      Berlin, Heymann, (1878). - Folio quer (ca. 34x66 cm), 2 Blätter (Titelblatt mit aufmontierter Original-Photographie und ein Widmungsblatt), 9 Seiten, 13 Tafeln mit aufmontierten Original-Photographien von F. Jamrath & Sohn (Photo-Formate ca. 10x44 cm). Schwarzer, signierter (F. F. Kullrich, Berlin) reich goldgeprägter Ledereinband mit ornamentalen rot-orangefarbenen Intarsien. Square Large-folio. (340 x 660 mm). 2 Bll. (title with mounted photograph and dedication leaf), 9 pp., 13 leaves card boards with mounted original photographs by F. Jamrath & Sohn (image-size: 100 x 440 mm). In dark leather folder by F. F. Kullrich, Berlin (signed), gilt printed cover, little rubbed and soiled, overall somewhat stained, mounting boards stronger, but photos less affected. Exceedingly rare work from the property of Otto von Bismarck, a present to his 80th. Birthday. Probably only in small numbers distributed. We could locate a single copy in Berlin, Staatsbibliothek. Complete reproduction of the unretained 13 frieze in rilievo (now destroyed) showing scenes from the German- French War. The photo on the title with a panoramic view of the Kadettenanstalt / Lichterfelde where the frieze once was attached. Johannes Pfuhl (1846- 1914) was a german sculptor who studied at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts with Hermann Schievelbein and became his master's assistant and completed his plans for the bronze memorial once in the Dönhoffplatz (now the Marion-Gräfin-Dönhoff-Platz), Berlin. Soon after Schievelbein's death Pfuhl settled in Charlottenburg. He made a few portrait busts, but his more typical products were colossal groups or reliefs, like the frieze in rilievo, commemorating the Franco-Prussian War, for the military school of Groß Lichterfelde, Berlin (1876; destroyed), the statue of Count Stolberg, in Landeshut, Silesia, Perseus Liberating Andromeda, a fountain decoration in Posen (1884), and also in the Goethe Theatre in Charlottenburg (1896, removed), the equestrian statue of Wilhelm I. with Otto von Bismarck and H. von Moltke, in Görlitz (1893; destroyed), Wilhelm I., for the Reichstag Building (1905).- Thieme-B XXVI, 538. Vollständige Wiedergabe der nicht erhaltenen 13 Relieffriese, die Szenen aus dem Deutsch-Französischen Krieg zeigen. Sehr selten! Aus dem Besitz von Otto von Bismarck, Geschenkexemplar zu dessen 80. Geburtstag. Wohl nur in kleinster Auflage erschienen. Lediglich ein Exemplar via KVK ermittelbar (Berlin, Staatsbibliothek). Der aus Schlesien stammende Johannes Pfuhl (1846-1916) studierte von 1861 bis 1865 an der Kunstakademie Berlin mit praktischer Ausbildung im Atelier bei Bildhauer Hermann Schievelbein. Als erstes größeres Werk schuf er 1872 das Denkmal des Freiherrn vom Stein in Nassau. 1878 hielt er sich zu Studienzwecken in Italien auf. Danach war er wieder in Charlottenburg in eigenem Atelier tätig. Er Einband mit vereinzelten leichteren Schab- und Bereibspuren, am Rücken und in den Innengelenken etwas eingerissen, sonst gut erhaltenes, äußerst dekoratives Exemplar. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Hector Servadac or the Career of a Comet

      Scribner, Armstrong & Company 1878 - 370+[2 ad] pages with frontispiece and illustrations. Octavo (8 ¼” x 5 ½”) bound in original publisher’s red pictorial beveled edge covers with front and spine lettered and illustrated in gold and black. Rear stamped in blind with decorative border design. Translated by Ellen E Frewer. From the John A Roebling library. (Gallagher, Mistichelli and van Eerde A42) First illustrated American Edition, published simultaneously with the English edition in November 1877 (although dated 1878). The story starts with a comet called Gallia, that touches the Earth in its flight and collects a few small chunks of it. The disaster occurred on January 1 of the year 188x in the area around Gibraltar. On the territory that was carried away by the comet there remained a total of thirty-six people of French, English, Spanish and Russian nationality. These people did not realize at first what had happened, and considered the collision an earthquake. They first noticed weight loss: Captain Servadac's adjutant Ben Zoof to his amazement, jumped twelve meters high. Zoof with Servadac also soon noticed that the alternation of day and night is shortened to six hours, that east and west changed sides, and that water begins to boil at 66 degrees Celsius, from which they rightly deduced that atmosphere became thinner and pressure dropped. At the beginning of their stay in Gallia they noticed the Earth with the Moon, but thought it was an unknown planet. Other important information was obtained through their research expedition with a ship, which the comet also took. During the voyage they discovered a mountain chain blocking the sea, which they initially considered to be the Mediterranean Sea and then they found the island of Formentera (before the catastrophe a part of the Balearic Islands), where they found a French astronomer Palmyrin Rosette, who helped them to solve all the mysterious phenomena. They were all on the comet which was discovered by Rosette a year ago and predicted a collision course with Earth, but no one believed the astronomer, because a layer of thick fog at the time prevented astronomical observations in other places. The English translation by Ellen E. Frewer, was published in England by Sampson Low (November 1877), and the U.S. by Scribner Armstrong with the title Hector Servadac; Or the Career of a Comet. The Frewer translation alters the text considerably with additions and emendations, paraphrases dialogue, and rearranges material, although the general thread of the story is followed. At the same time George Munro in New York published an anonymous translation in a newspaper format as #43 of his Seaside Library books. This is the only literal translation containing all the dialogue and scientific discussions. Unfortunately the translation stops after Part II Chapter 10, and continues with the Frewer translation. The same year a still different translation by Edward Roth was published in Philadelphia by Claxton, Remsen, and Heffelfinge in two parts. Part I (October, 1877) was entitled To the Sun and Part II (May, 1878) Off on a Comet. This was reprinted in 1895 by David McKay. John Augustus Roebling (born Johann August Röbling; June 12, 1806 – July 22, 1869) was a German-born American civil engineer. He designed and built wire rope suspension bridges , in particular the Brooklyn Bridge, which has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Condition: Christmas gift inscription to John Roebling from his aunt to front end paper dated 1877. Spine age toned, recased else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Through the Dark Continent,

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington,, 1878. or, the Sources of the Nile around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa and down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean. 2 volumes, octavo (219 x 136 mm). Original light brown pictorial sand-grained cloth, titles and decorations to spines and front boards in black and gilt, blind rules to rear boards, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Tinted lithographic portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard to each volume, 32 engraved plates, numerous wood-engravings to text, 8 maps bound in, of which 2 folding, and 2 large folding maps in end pockets. Spines gently rolled, tips lightly bumped, rear board of vol. 2 marked, vol. 1 inner hinges partially and superficially cracked, remaining firm, titles pages foxed, sporadic light spotting, short closed tear to top edge of vol. 1 sig. O8 just touching text. A very good copy. First edition of Stanley's account of his controversial Trans-African Expedition of 1874-7, the "largest African expedition ever seen … [and] one of the most celebrated of all African expeditions of the nineteenth century" (ODNB). Exploring equatorial Africa and, in particular, the Great Lakes regions, Stanley finally dispelled Livingstone's notion that the "Lualaba was the source of the Nile and vindicated Speke's claim that the lake seen on his expedition with Burton was indeed one of the sources" (Howgego). While the success in "solving the remaining mysteries of African geography" (ODNB) brought Stanley great acclaim, this was tempered by criticism of the militarisation of his expedition, and the considerable loss of life. Following Samuel Baker's lead, the Trans-African Expedition involved "the show and sometimes use of military-like force to counteract local opposition" (Newman, Imperial Footprints: Henry Morton Stanley's African Journeys, p.xix).

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        Les Royal-Dîners

      Paris, Ch. Noblet et E. Dentu 1878 - Grand in-8°, demi-basane, IV-496 pp TRES BON EXEMPLAIRE DE L'EDITION UNIQUE DE CET OUVRAGE RARE ET RECHERCHE, par l'ancien chef du roi d'Italie Victor-Emmanuel. L'ouvrage présent des recettes et des choix de menus 24 jolies planches en fin d'ouvrage représentant des ustensiles et des réalisations Vicaire 441; Oberlé 242 Charnières et coins frottés, dos légèrement insolé, intérieur frais

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1878 - 1878 Original Paperback Wisden, Facsimile Spine,

      1878. Hi, This lot is an Original 1878 Wisden Paperback with facsimile spine, The last of the rarer first 15 books. This is in Very Good condition, for the year. The covers are original and less faded than most 1878, there are some marks to the front cover and the tape to the spine covers a centimeter or so of the covers, the rear cover is a bit grubby with a bit more tape to the spine than the front. There is a small tape reapir to the rear cover. The covers have general wear around their edges. The covers are not as faded or shiny as normal. Inside there is some thumbing but a very clean book.

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        Constructions en Briques. La Brique Ordinaire au Point de Vue Décoratif.

      - Paris, Ducher et Co. and Andre, Daly Fils & Co., 1878[-1886]. Two vols., folio, 44 pp., 75 color lithograph plates printed to recto only, [4] pp., 80 color lithograph plates printed to recto only. Quarter navy morocco and pebble navy cloth boards, backstrip with five raised bands stamped and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. Backstrips on both volumes are worn at the joints, and rubbed at head and tail (more so on vol. I), corners are frayed and bumped, scattered foxing, otherwise plates are bright; very good. With bookplate of "Blumenthal" ex libris. First edition of this unique work, showing the various practical applications and patterns of brick in architectural design. The color plates illustrate various uses, styles and patterns of brick. Includes many constructed examples of facades, columns, pilasters, pedestals, chimneys, windows, fountains, walls, hotels, country houses, villas, outbuildings, and shops. A comprehensive compilation of French brickwork from the period. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bilder Aus Der Zukunst [Zukunft] [Images of the Future]. Zwei Erzahlungen Aus Dem Vierundzwanzigsten Und Neununddreiszigsten Jahrhundert. Band 1:Bis Zum Nullpunkt Des Seins, Erzablung Aus Dem Jahre 2371; Band II Gegen Das Weltgeletz

      Breslau: S. Schottlaender, 1878. First Edition 1st Printing. 1/4 Leather. Very Good. 88 Pp; 170 Pp. Watered Endpapers. Very Scarce Early Book By German Science Fiction/Utopian Literature Pioneer Kurd Lasswitz (1848-1910). "As The First Major Sf Writer In German, He Holds The Same Place In Germany As Do H. G. Wells In England And Jules Verne In France. He Taught Philosophy For Many Years At The Gymnasium Ernestinium In Gotha, And It Is Symptomatic Of 19Th-Century Gerrman Intellectual Culture That He Irradiated His Fiction With Theoretical Speculation; The Is No Kl Fiction Without A Lesson.... William N. Fischer Claims On Kl's Behalf That Many Of His Ideas Directly Prefigure Later Critics' Use Of Terms Like 'Extrrapolation' And 'Analogue'...The Seriousness Of His Didactic Impulse Can Be Seen In The Strong Emphasis He Places In His Fiction On Establishing A Plausible Imaginary World Whose Hypothetical Nature Will Be Governed, And Given Verisimilitude, By Resemblance To Scientific Method Evident In Its Realization. Unsurprisingly, The Stories That Embody These Overriding Concerns Tend To Be More Effective As Broad Technological And Scientific Canvases Than As Studies In Character; The Tales Collected In Bilder Aus Der Zukunft Read Consequently Almost Like Illustrated Tours Of Various 'Superior Terrestrial Cultures Located In The Future." ([John Clute, In The Science Fiction Encyclopedia]. "Many Inferences About The Future Can Be Drawn From The Historical Course Of Civilization And The Present State Of Science; And Analogy Offers Itself To Fantasy As An Ally". [William B. Fischer In Science Fiction Studies, 1978.] A Well-Worn Copy, Spine Leather Entirely Perished, Recently Re-Backed To Style Preserving Original Marbled Endpapers, Publisher's Internal Cloth Hinges Still Holding. Very Scarce, With Only A Few Examples Shown In Institutional Holdings Indexed In Worldcat. From The Collection Of Sf Collector/Dealer/Publisher Forrest Ackerman.

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        Album de Pernambuco e seus Arrabales

      First edition. Chromolithographic title-page, prospectus leaf and 48 chromo-lithographs. Oblong 4to. Original green blindstamped cloth, front board and spine stamped in gilt, a little rubbed, stain to front board near the foire-edge, some light scattered foxing to plates. Housed in a clamshell case, leather label. Brazil, F.H. Carls,

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        MEN OF THE TIME IN AUSTRALIA.

      - Pp. viii+274, index, endpaper advertisements; half maroon morocco, spine lettered and decorated in gilt between raised bands, the spine and bottom fore-corner of upper board being later (but not recent) leather, skilfully matched, original maroon cloth boards, a trifle scuffed, the three remaining original fore-corners lightly rubbed at edges, spine a trifle faded; edges sprinkled red; upper hinge starting, a few glue marks to edges of endpapers, a little light foxing and occasional slight soiling; McCarron, Bird, Melbourne, 1878. First edition. Not in Ferguson; Radvansky, McDonald & Archer (Monash University Library Supplement to Ferguson) 413. *Contains over 300 biographies of prominent Victorian men (the running title is \i Victorian Men of the Time ), including Sir Redmond Barry, George Coppin, Edmund Finn, Ernest Giles, several members of the Henty family, Peter Lalor, Baron von Mueller, David Syme, J. B. Were, a.o. With loosely inserted ephemera relating to J. H. Knipe (one of the men included in the Supplementary list). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Whisperings of Time

      H. Keller, San Francisco 1878 - Rust blindstamped cloth titled in gilt. Beveled board edges. Corners rubbed. Bookplate to fep. Inner hinge starting. Ex-college library copy with discreet pencilled numbers to copyright page and rear, no other library markings. Binding holding well. Nice copy for its age. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Works of William Hickling Prescott. Edited, with the Author's Latest Corrections, by John Foster Kirk. [Including The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic, in two volumes].

      London: George Routledge and Sons, n.d. [c.1878]. [History]. FINELY BOUND. In twelve volumes. Octavo (23 x 15cm). With a steel engraved frontispiece to each volume, eight further plates and four maps, two folding. In later red half calf with raised bands, gilt titles to spines, further gilt tooling and red cloth boards. Top edges gilt; others untrimmed. Marbled endpapers.Illustrated bookplate of F. J. Marion to front pastedown of each volume. Wear and sunning to spines. Good overall. The complete works of American historian William H. Prescott, including 'Ferdinand and Isabella', 'Charles the Fifth', 'Conquest of Peru', 'Conquest of Mexico' and 'Philip the Second'.

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        Journal of Mr Barclay's Exploration, 1878

      Adelaide, Government Printer, 1878. Foolscap folio, 10 pages plus a very large folding map ('Plan shewing Explorations between Alice Springs and the Eastern Boundary of the Province', 570 x 1105 mm). Modern binder's cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover; a fine copy. South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 209 of 1878. Barclay and his small party left Alice Springs on 31 January 1878; before turning back on 4 June, they had almost reached the Queensland border. Lack of food and water was the main problem, exacerbated on their return by a delay of five days spent shoeing the surviving horses (one having been eaten). 'The shoeing is a very tedious job, as we have no small shoes left, and it is a hard matter to fit them without a forge. The horses could not get through the range without it, or I should push on, as we are all but out of food of every kind, and are living on rats'. McLaren 5041 (not noting the dimensions of the map).

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        Lettre autographe signée d'Ivan Tourgueniev en allemand à Mme Paoli : «je me suis très tôt convaincu qu'il n'y avait pas en moi l'étoffe du poète dramatique »

      - Paris 2 février 1878, 13x21cm, 1 page 1/2 sur un feuillet remplié. - Lettera autografa scritta a mano firmata e datata in tedesco su carta vergata con la figura dell'autore e al 50 scheda rue de Douai montato ed incollato in prima pagina: "Sabato, 2 febbraio 78 Cara signora Paoli Mi affretto a rispondere alla tua lettera gentile. In realtà, ho fin dall'inizio della mia carriera dell'autore scrive opere teatrali (l'ultima nel 1851), ma sono molto presto mi ha convinto che non era in me, la roba di poeta drammatico perché solo l'evoluzione dei personaggi mi interessava, non il loro conflitto. Anche i miei pezzi hanno incontrato alcun successo. Ma come hai mostrato un amichevole interesse nel mio lavoro, mi permetto di inviarti le mie "Scene di vita russa" [in francese], dove si trovano due sale - una commedia in due atti e un atto. L'ultima non è nemmeno prevista per il palcoscenico. Molto probabilmente sarà condividere la mia opinione su mie capacità drammatiche. Che mi ha fatto molto felice ancora una volta da voi; Spero che tu stia bene si vi prego di accettare l'espressione della mia più alta stima. la vostra Ivan Tourgueniev " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Précieuse lettre autographe manuscrite d'Ivan Tourgueniev, en allemand, datée et signée, adressée à Mme [Betty] Paoli. Rédigée à l'encre noire sur papier vergé au chiffre de l'auteur et à l'adresse 50 rue de Douai. Tourgueniev y parle de son

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        Du suc gastrique chez l'homme et les animaux, ses propriétés chimiques et physiologiques

      1878 - [8]-165-[3] pages et 1 planche Paris, Germer Baillière, 1878, in-8, [8]-165-[3] pages et 1 planche, demi-chagrin rouge, dos lisse, Première édition, rare, de l'édition en librairie, de la thèse de doctorat de Charles Richet, futur prix Nobel pour sa découverte de l'anaphylaxie. Ce texte annonce ses futurs travaux sur le suc gastrique. L'auteur étudie, après Claude Bernard, les propriétés du suc gastrique dans la physiologie de l'homme et les fonctions de l'estomac chez les différents animaux. Toutes les expériences que Charles Richet relate ont été faites dans le laboratoire de Chimie organique du Collège de France sous la direction de Marcelin Berthelot. "En 1878, Richet publie un mémoire sur les propriétés du suc gastrique dans lequel il étudie tous les aspects du processus de la digestion et de ses variations chez les mammifères, les poissons et les invertébrés. Il parvient à résoudre les querelles antérieures sur la nature de l'acide, et promeut la méthode du coefficient de partage." (DSB XI, page 426). En fin de volume, une planche montrant des estomacs de brochet et d''escargot et des papilles stomacales d'après les dessins de l'auteur. Malgré une mouillure dans la marge supérieure des 100 dernières pages, correct exemplaire, portant le cachet de l'Institut Catholique de Paris. DSB, XI, pages 425-432. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Okodakiciye wocekiye wowapi kin...America makoce kin en, United States en, Protestant Episcopal Church..

      [New York]: published by the New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society for the Indian Commission of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 1878. 8vo, pp. xxii, 664; publisher's full red morocco lettered in gilt on spine, a.e.g.; worn at edges, else very good and sound. Written in the Santee dialect. Pilling notes that the literal translation of the title is as follows: "Fellowship a-crying-to-him something-written the, and covenants how they-give-to-them the; and fellowship unmysterious in the deed and custom the, America country in, United States in, Protestant Episcopal Church they-use-it the according-to: and also Psalter, or David his-songs the." Also that Hinman and Cook were aided in the translation by the Rev. D. W. Hemans and Mr. Luke C. Walker. Pilling, Siouan, p. 37; Pilling, Proof-sheets, p. 352.

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