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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1878 - 1878 Original Paperback Wisden,Facs Rear Cover.15th Edition!

      1878. Hi, This lot is an 1878 Original Paperback Wisden. It is in Original form but the rear cover is facsimile as is the spine. As with all 1878s (and 1879s) the front cover is heavily worn, thank goodness the shiny page era lasted just 2 years. Internally this book is very nice and clean just a bit of foxing to the first few pages. A couple of spots to the page block and a small indentation to the first few pages with some light foxing to the rear. A hard year to find. 15th Edition.

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        HOKUSAI MANGA. Vol. 11.

      [Tokyo 1878, Katano]. Pink stiff stitched wrappers, very. good, 29 double folded leaves, [58 pages], profusely illus-. trated in black, white, pastel pink & Sumi colors, bit of. worming to front label, cover dusty, contents clean, nice++!. SUBJECTS OF THE MANGA: People, fauna, flora, landscape, the past, grotesque, technical, architecture, forerunners: . A charming work, with characters, portraits, Sumo wrestlers, people going about daily activities, games, play time, land- scape, scenery, hunting with a rifle, cannon & other arms, pistol, archery equipment, shrines, Gods &c. * Very delightful! *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Toda, Kenji: DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE AND CHINESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS IN THE RYERSON LIBRARY OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, p.254-5. * J. Hillier: ART OF HOKUSAI IN BOOK ILLUSTRATION pp.96-112. * D. Chibbett: A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE PRE-1868 JAPANESE BOOKS...p.33 item #85. * H. Kerlin: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS, p.226-239, item #546 for most all editions & variants. * J. Edgren: 285#874 * Hickman 33, #83 *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        ASHIKAGA TAKAUJI AND NITTA YOSHISADA. DAI NIPPON MEISHO KAGAMI SERIES No. 39.

      [Tokyo] 1878, Funazu. Single Oban sheet size ca, 23.5 x 35.5. cm., print size 20.7 x 32 cm. very good registry, impression. & color, tiny old worm hole in lower left margin print not. affected. S C A R C E. ASHIKAGA COMMANDS NITTA YOSHISADA TO ENCOUNTER THE ENEMY This is a famous scene from historic annals. "Ashikaga Taka- uji [1305-58] revolted against Go Daigo [1288-1339] in 1335, and is depicted looking down from his military post at Nitta [1301-38] who is mounted on horseback, reporting from the front. They fought each other on several occasions." See E. van den Ing et al.: BEAUTY & VIOLENCE JAPANESE PRINTS OF YOSHITOSHI 1839-1892 p.116-118, entry no. 18 covers this and see elsewhere for more on Yoshitoshi & this series. Also il- lustrated in DIVINE DEMENTIA as no. 66. Yoshitoshi distingu- ished himself early on as a skilled painter depicting the Japanese military and Samurai spirit of Bushido. His highly emotional and nationalistic paintings alarmed the Meiji gov- ernment who banned and suppressed many of his works. He is known to express a pure Japanese genre of the highest cali- ber, being untainted by Western influences, except for his use of Western perspective. A color scan can be sent by e-mail. Ready for framing & library display. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Praterfahrt von Franz Karl, Erzherzog von Österreich].

      Wien 1878 - Radierung von August Schaeffer nach A. Zampis, Bildausschnitt 42,5 x 65, Blattgr. 53,5 x 73 cm. Wurzbach LIX, p 154 ("das letzte Blatt des Künstlers, das uns vorliegt, ist das 'Gedenkblatt an Erzherzog Franz Karl' 1879, im Auftrage des Grafen Crenneville ausgeführt, an dessen Ausführung er sich mit dem Maler August Schäffer betheiligte"); sehr dekoratives Blatt einer Praterfahrt des betagten Erzherzogs Franz Karl, dem Vater des Kaisers Franz Joseph: der betagte Erzherzog in einer sechspännigen Kutsche - wohl auf der Hauptallee die Eisenbahnbrücke der Ostbahn kreuzend - grüßt Passanten am Wegesrand; hinter ihm auf dem Kutschbock sein Adjutant, das Pferdegespann gelenkt von zwei Berittenen in Livree; tadellos.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        Der österreichische Adel und sein constitutioneller Beruf. Mahnruf an die aristokratische Jugend. Von einem Österreicher.

      Adolf Ackermann, München 1878 - XI/46 S., Vorsätze erneuert, Titelblatt in einer Ecke mit kleiner Beschädigung, etwas beschabt und verfärbt, Papier altersbedingt gebräunt und teils leicht braun-/stockfleckig, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, [Anonym erschienene, erste von Kronprinz Rudolf (gemeinsam mit Carl Menger) verfaßte politische Schrift; vgl. Brigitte Hamann, Kronprinz Rudolf - Private und politische Schriften, S. 18 ff., dort auch eine Abbildung des Titelblatts der Broschüre], sehr selten, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 100 Kl.-8°., sauber und fachmännisch eingebunden in späteren marmorierten Pappband, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diderot and the Encyclopdists

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1878. First edition. Extra-Illustrated with Approximately 50 Portraits from the 18th & !9th Century. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in three quarter morocco, gilt spine, minor rubbing. First edition. Extra-Illustrated with Approximately 50 Portraits from the 18th & !9th Century. 2 vols. 8vo. Extra-Illustrated.

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        President Hayes reappoints a Massachusetts bookseller as Postmaster the day before his commission by President Ulysses S. Grant expired

      Washington, D.C., June 11, 1878. 17" x 14". "Partly Printed Document Signed ""R B Hayes"" as President and ""D. M. Key"" as Postmaster General, 1 page, 17"" x 14"". Washington, D.C., June 11, 1878. Blind embossed 2 inch diameter gold Seal of the Post Office Department affixed with narrow reddish ribbons at lower left; toning on text from ribbons. Minor mounting remnants at edges on verso. Folds. Rectangular toning, 15.5"" x 14"", on text. Fine condition.In part, ""Know ye, That, reposing special trust and confidence in the Intelligence, Diligence, and Discretion of Lewis Merriam, I have nominated and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him Postmaster at Greenfield, in the County of Franklin, State of Massachusetts ... for and during the term of four years from the date hereof...""In 1861, bookseller Lewis Merriam (1811-1892) had been appointed Greenfield Deputy Postmaster by President Abraham Lincoln. Appointed Postmaster by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1874, Merriam's commission expired on June 12, 1878. He was not recommissioned in 1882. "

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        J.K. GILL & COs. MAP OF OREGON & WASHINGTON TER.

      Portland: J.K. Gill & Co., 1878.. Handcolored folding map, 39 1/2 x 29 inches; folded to 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Minor wear at some folds, but near fine. In original brown cloth covers, stamped in gilt. A handsome map of Oregon and Washington Territory, lithographed by the firm of A.M. Askevold in Chicago. Oregon split off from Washington Territory and became a state in 1859, though Washington did not gain statehood until 1889. This detailed map shows many communities, towns and cities, as well as Indian reservations, railroad lines finished and proposed, and more.

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        NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO THE POLAR SEA DURING 1875-6 IN H.M.SHIPS "ALERT" AND "DISCOVERY" by Capt. Sir John Nares with NOTES on the Natural History Edited by H.W. Feilden Naturalist to the Expedition in TWO VOLUMES

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1878. Cloth. Very Good. 4th Edition stated but same year as 1st: Vol I, xl, 395pp; 3 photographs, 1 full page illustration, woodcuts, 1 large folding map. Vol II, viii, 378pp, LACKS TITLE PAGE AND FRONTISPIECE TO VOL II, hence 2 photographs, 6 full-page illustrations, woodcuts, 1 folding map. Large folding map in VOL I torn but complete without loss. Publisher's green cloth, black and gilt design, brown eps. Nares was the commander of the British arctic expedition sent out for the attainment of the North Pole in 1875. Captain Sir George Strong Nares' account of the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-76 which he commanded. The primary objective of the expedition was to attain "the highest northern latitude, and, if possible, to reach the North Pole, and from winter quarters to explore the adjacent coasts within the reach of traveling parties." The expedition was the first to sail ships through the channel between Greenland and Ellesmere Island and as far north as the Lincoln Sea. A sledging party under Captain Albert Hastings Markham also set a new record on land, reaching as far north as 83° 20'. In addition to reporting on these high latitude achievements, Nares describes "ice, weather, and living conditions, health and activities of men; scurvy; sledge trips to northeastern Ellesmere and northwestern Greenland (in detail).wildlife, ice, coastal features, vegetation, etc." (ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY). The illustrations, including six handsome woodbury print photographs, were made by members of the expedition and the narrative includes extensive extracts from the diaries of Nares and the leaders of the different sledge parties. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 12026A. Covers rubbed, spines softening with small loss at top of Volume I. Contemporary gift inscription title page Volume I, signature Volume top of pp vii, Volume II, some minor spotting mainly to backs of full page illustrations. Overall Very Good. PLEASE NOTE: This book will incur extra postage and insurance charges. Please contact us for a quote. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2535. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Fables choisies tirées des Métamorphoses d’Ovide. Gravures de Bernard Picart et d\'après Lebrun. Texte par René Ménard. Tome 1-2.

      Paris, A. Lévy, Libraire éditeur, 1878. Fol., Halbleder half morocco. 2 vols. With 80 superb full-page engravings. teg, binding bumped and rubbed, Engravings stocking. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Graphik, Illustrierte Ausgabe, Lateinische Literatur

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        Anglia. Zeitschrift für englische Philologie. Enthaltend Beiträge zur Geschichte der englischen Sprache und Literatur. Herausgegeben von Richard Paul Wülcker. Nebst kritschen Anzeigen und einer Bücherschau herausgegeben von Moritz Trautmann.

      Halle u.a., Niemeyer, 1878-1995. - ISSN: 0340-5222. Titel rückseitig gestempelt. Buchrücken mit Bibliothekssignaturschiild. Guter Zustand. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 75000 8°. Halbleineneinbände und Leineneinbände. Bände 1 - 113 + Register für die Bände 1-50 in 114 Bänden.

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        CHRYSANTHEMUM CLOTH COVERED JAPANESE PHOTO ALBUM WITH 50 EARLY ALBUMEN HAND-COLO

      [Yokohama n.d. c.1878-1882]. A grass covered oblong album,50. hand-colored large photographs either slipped in to slots,or. some tipped in, ca. 28 x 21 cm., very clean, clear images,no. fading, most with English caption & negtive numbers. RARE !. A CHARMING LOOK AT 19TH CENTURY JAPAN IN PHOTOS WHO WAS TAMAMURA KOZABURO: . Tamamura Kozaburo [1856-19??] worked in his Yokohama studio & provided images, albums and photographic service to both Japanese and mostly his foreign clients by 1881. His family were hereditary retainers to the Hoshinno of Rinnoji, a branch of the Imperial family whose head had served as chief priest to the main temple in Nikko since 1654 ergo his interest in taking photographs of the temples there. . His business thrived with the sudden influx of foreigners to Japan and he gained a reputation as a very skilled professional & provided large orders for glass slide & photographs to universities of Cambridge & Chicago. . He was internationally renown and was commissioned to provide the stunning figure of 180,000 albumen hand-colored photographs of Japan for the book by F. Brinkley: JAPAN: DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE JAPANESE. . His photographs are an excellent record of an earlier Japan, capturing the Japanese as they were, in native dress, the scenery and life styles of the period. *** THE 50 IMAGES: 1. GRAND HOTEL YOKOHAMA . 2. CUSTOMS HOUSE YOKOHAMA . 3. SECOND ARMY'S GENERAL OFFICERS and OTHERS IN SAME RANK AT CHIN-CHOW CASTLE . 4. JAPANESE NOBLE & GENERAL OFFICER includes a pair of photographs of the Meiji Emperor & Empress each with English & Japanese cartouche. . 5. VIEW OF HAKODATE [Pt. 2] . 6. CLUB HOTEL YOKOHAMA [English Sign is visible on the front of the hotel, with horse-drawn carriage, rickshaw parked outside & a very tall [radio ?] antenna going to the sky. . MUKOJIMA TOKIO . 7. KAMEIDO TOKYO WISTERIA . 8. SHIBA AT TOKYO . 9. NEW YEAR . 10 DEILL [sic for drill] OF JAPANESE FIRE BRIGADE . 11.PICKING TEA . 12. TEA PLANTATION [with tear mended] . 13. TAKING THREAC FORM [sic for thread from] COCOONS . 14. TEA CEREMONY . 15. BRONZU [sic for bronze] IMAGE UYKENO AT TOKIO [Great Buddha] . 16. 2 VIEWS OF UYENO . 17. TONOSAWA HAKONE . 18. FUJIYA MIYANOSHITA . 19. YUMOTO HAKONE . 20. MATSUSHIMA ISLAND SEA . 21 STONE LANTERNS AT SHIBA PARK TOKYO . 22. Following three are prostitutes: NO.9 GIRLS . 23. SAKURA NO.21 YOKOHAMA . 24. NEW NO.9 GIRLS KANAGAWA. These three images show a good number of very young girls about 15-18 years old who likely catered to foreigners ergo their inclusion in this tourist album, souvenir of a "Good Time in Japan." Shows elaborately dressed girls in beautiful silk Kimono, each with a front tied Obi cloth for quick opening of the Kimono, the sign of a prostitute. Every day Japanese women always tied their Obi in back. . 25. UYENO TOKIO . 26. MOJI HARBOUR . 27. BELLEVUE HOTEL . 28. OURA NAGASAKI . 29. BRONZE HORSE TEMPLE NAGASAKI . 30. MARUYAMA NAGASAKI. Another house with many young Japanese girl-prostitutes on display on the upper balcony. Nagasaki was Japan's southern port for foreign vessels and lots of sailors had off duty time. . 31. KIYOMIZU PAGODA AT KIOTO . 32. BUDDHA HAKONE . Several images of Nikko: The Shinto Tombs of the Shoguns 33. IMAICHI ROAD AT NIKKO . 34. SACRED BRIDGE . 35. ENTRANCE GATE & STONE TORII . 36. YOMEIMON GATE & SHINTO TEMPLE . 37. FRONT HALL . 38. STONE TORII . 39. TEMPLE . 40. GREAT SHINTO BRONZE LANTERNS . 41. YOMEIMON GATE . 42. SANJINKO SHINTO TEMPLE . 43. YOMEIMON GATE & SHINTO TEMPLE . 44. PAGODA & STONE TORII . 45. KARAMON GATE & SHINTO TEMPLE WITH PRIESTS . 46. YOMEIMON GATE & TEMPLE . 47. ROAD TO CHIUZENJI . 48. FROM NIKKO . 49. CHUZENJI . 50. PINE TREE "BOAT: *** REFERENCES: The following are some useful bibliographies to consult for more information on this album and Japanese early photography in general: . BENNETT, Terry. EARLY JAPANESE IMAGES. Many of the images in this album or similar ones are found or listed here. . BENNETT, Terry. OLD JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHS: COLLECTORS' DATA GUIDE. . H. Bayou; FELICE BEATO ET L'ECOLE DE YOKOHAMA. JAPANISCHE PHOTOGRAPHIE 1860-1929. . H. Cortazzi: JAPAN CAUGHT IN TIME. . [Feliz Beato/R. von Stillfried]: ONCE UPON A TIME: Visions of Old Japan from the Photos of Beato and Stillfried & the Words of Pierre Loti. . Claudia G. Philipp et al: FELICE BEATO IN JAPAN: Photographien zum Ende der Feudalzeit 1863-1873. . C. Worswick: JAPAN PHOTOPGRAPHS 1854-1905. . Philipp March & Claudia Delank: THE ADVENTURE OF JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY 1860-1890. . F. Brinkley: JAPAN: DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE JAPANES . LA LEGGENDA DI UN IMPERO: Felice Beato e la scuola fotogarfica di Yokohama alla scoperta del Giappone 1860/1900 for more useful details, valuable images and information. *** Color scans can be sent by email. 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        The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom

      London: John Murray, 1878. viii, 487, 32, . 8vo. HB. Orig. green cloth, gt. Fine copy. Small triangular bookseller's label to end-paper, 'J. Flockhart, Greenock'.. 2nd edition. Pp. viii, 487, 32 (publisher's ads, dated January 1883). [Freeman 1251]..

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        Les Royal-Dîners

      Paris, Ch. Noblet et E. Dentu 1878 - Grand in-8°, demi-chagrin noir à petits coins, dos à faux-nerfs, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque signée Conrad Messing), IV-496 pp BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE L'EDITION UNIQUE DE CET OUVRAGE RARE ET RECHERCHE, par l'ancien chef du roi d'Italie Victor-Emmanuel. L'ouvrage présente des recettes et des choix de menus. 24 planches coloriées en fin d'ouvrage représentant des ustensiles et des réalisations Vicaire 441, Oberlé 242 Pâles rousseurs éparses sur les cent premières pages

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        Op. 73]. Zweite Symphonie (D dur) für Grosses Orchester. Partitur. [Full score]

      N. Simrock [PN 8028], Berlin 1878 - First Edition. McCorkle p. 311. Hofmann p. 156-157. Fuld p. 553. Sonneck Orchestral Music p. 55."The Second Symphony in D op.73, composed less than a year after the completion of the First, is often described as its sunny counterpart. The work indeed radiates a warmth and tunefulness absent in parts of the earlier work. But as Brahms himself acknowledged, the Second Symphony also has a ‘melancholy’ side. The lyrical opening theme of the first movement unravels almost at once into a dark passage for timpani and trombones. The voice of melodic continuity is reasserted often in this movement, however, first by the violin melody that follows the unravelling and again by the second group and the large coda. The pensive slow movement, in B major and in a modified sonata form, is dominated by a motivically rich, metrically ambiguous main theme remarkable for its combination of tunefulness and developing variation."The second half of the symphony distinctly brightens in mood, although it too contains sombre moments – often involving the trombones – that evoke the expressive world of the first two movements. The Allegretto recasts the traditional scherzo–trio alternation into a rondo-like structure that is one of Brahms's most original creations. Although the finale ends the symphony in a jubilant blaze of D major, it glances back at the mood of the earlier movements, especially in the haunting passage at the end of the development section (whose chains of descending 4ths Mahler recalled in his First Symphony) and in the syncopated episode for brass in the coda." George S. Bozarth and Walter Frisch in Grove Music Online. Folio. Half dark red leather with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 3-71 printed music, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With small music seller's handstamp (Novello, Ewer & Co., London) to lower margin of title page. Extensively annotated in an unidentified hand in English, in pencil. The notes are not performance-related but, rather, comment on the music, either analyzing it or comparing it with other works and composers. The timpani are consistently referred to as "drums." The annotator was likely a writer on music (musicologist or critic) of British origin. Some excerpts:At the beginning of the work: "1st p[er]formed Phil[harmonic] Soc[iety] Vienna Xmas Eve 1877. 1st played in Eng[land] C.P. 1878. No C[orno] I[nglese] but Bass Tuba. This sym[phony] is less sombre than the c-min[or] (no. 1) & has less of conflict. Subjects (except of Adagio) more marked & easily intelligible - working more varied. - Still the motto is 'Res severa est verum gaudium.' "At the beginning of the second movement: "This is more complicated & meditative."At the beginning of the third movement: "This was encored at 1st p[er]form[an]ce in Vienna. Virtually a scherzo. Note quintet of woodwind. Note G Horn now rarely used."At the beginning of the fourth movement: "(Allegro con Spirito) Marking of Finale is in favour with Haydn & Mozart but rarely used by Beet[hoven]. 'Con brio' is his usual term. This move[men]t is in the spirit of the above old masters."Finale, letter O: "Note masterly coda founded on 2ds t[heme] & triplet episode."Light browning to edges; scattered foxing. In very good condition overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage in the Sunbeam: Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months

      Longmans, Green, and Co, London 1878 - Hardcover. First Edition. Lady Anna Brassey (1839 - 1887) recorded several of the celebrated voyages that she and her family made together around the world on their yacht, "The Sunbeam." This was the first of the several volumes she published about their travels. It was a huge bestseller, running into many editions and translations. It provides a lively and detailed account of their journey around the world in 1876-77. In addition to vividly describing their journey, the book describes life aboard her yacht, which carried over forty people, including the family, the crew, friends, and a complete domestic staff. An uncommon book to find in the original cloth, it is bound in dark grey cloth with gilt title and author to spine and front cover, and gilt illustrations to front and back. Cloth is chipped and faded but still quite attractive. Some soiling to preliminary pages and tear to front map but otherwise in very good condition. With two fold-outs and 118 wood engraved illustrations after drawings by the Hon. A.Y. Bingham. With ownership signature of George R. Clayton. 504 pages. TRA/081715. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Osservazioni astronomiche e fisiche sull?asse di rotaztione e sulla topografia del pianeta Marte . . . 6 parts in 2 volumes.

      Rome: Coi Tipi del Salviucci, 1878-1899. The ?Canals? of Mars Schiaparelli, Giovanni Virginio (1835-1910). Osservazioni astronomiche e fisiche sull?asse di rotaztione e sulla topografia del pianeta Marte . . . 6 parts in 2 volumes. Part 1: 136pp., 5 plates; Part 2: 109, [3]pp., 6 plates; Part 3: 95, [1]pp., 3 plates; Part 4: 60pp., 3 plates; Part 5: 50pp., 4 plates; Part 6: 114pp., 5 plates. Rome: Coi Tipi del Salviucci, 1878-99. 286 x 207 mm. (Part 1); 284 x 215 mm. (Parts 2 ?" 6). Part 1 bound in morocco gilt ca. 1878, gilt arms on front cover possibly those of Heinrich Kreutz (see below), all edges gilt, rebacked, very light edgewear; Parts 2 ?" 6 bound together in 19th century half cloth, marbled boards, slight wear; the two volumes preserved in a cloth drop-back box. Some of the plates a bit foxed, but overall fine. Schiaparelli?s Presentation Inscription in Part 1 to astronomer Heinrich Kreutz (1854-1907): ?Al chiarrissimo Signor Prof. Dr. H. Kreutz omaggio di sincera amicizia da parte dell?Autore.? Bookplate in each volume of space scientist and author Frederick I. Ordway III (1927-2014). First Editions. In 1877 Schiaparelli, director of Milan?s Brera Observatory, began his study of the planet Mars, using a high-quality Merz refracting telescope. Over the next 13 years he continued his observations of the planet?s topography and features: He was the first to name the Martian ?seas? (dark areas) and ?continents? (light areas), and he used Secchi?s term ?canali? (channels) to describe what he took to be a network of lines crisscrossing the planet (these lines are actually optical illusions caused by the human brain?s tendency to impose patterns on visual data). Although Schiaparelli believed these lines to be natural features, the term ?canali,? mistranslated into English as ?canals,? gave rise to a great deal of popular speculation about the possibility of intelligent life on Mars. Interest in the Martian ?canals? was further fueled when American astronomer Percival Lowell published his Mars in 1895; Lowell believed that the canals had been built by intelligent Martians to carry water from the planet?s polar ice caps to its equatorial regions. Lowell?s ideas were largely rejected by astronomers but caught the imagination of the public, becoming a staple of science fiction in the first half of the twentieth century. It was not until the Mariner flights to Mars in the late 1960s that the notion of canals on Mars was finally put to rest. Schiaparelli presented this copy of the first part of his Osservazioni to German astronomer Heinrich Kreutz, best known for his studies of the orbits of several sungrazing comets?"now known as the ?Kreutz sungrazers??"which revealed that these comets were fragments of a much larger comet that had disintegrated several centuries previously. Schiaparelli had also performed important studies of comets prior to embarking on his Mars project; it was he who originated the hypothesis (since confirmed) that meteor showers are debris from comets that become visible when they cross the earth?s orbit. Dictionary of Scientific Biography.

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        The Return of the Native

      Smith, Elder, & Co, London 1878 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Thomas Hardy on a laid in signature in Volume 1. A beautiful copy. This 3 Volume First Edition set without the quotation marks after "A Pair of Blue Eyes" on the title of volume I has minor wear to the spines. All three books are bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's Brown Cloth. The bindings are tight with NO cocking or leaning. The pages are clean with minor wear to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the books. Overall, a wonderful set SIGNED by the author. We buy Thomas Hardy First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas of the Maritime Provinces of the Dominion of Canada. With Historical and Geological Descriptions. Drawn on the Rectangular Polyconic Projection, from Official Plans and Actual Surveys,.

      Roe Brothers, St. John, N.B. and Halifax, N.S. 1878 - (5)-95,(5) Pp. 43 hand coloured maps Contains 22 maps of New Brunswick, 19 maps of Nova Scotia, 4 maps of Prince Edward Island and 2 general maps of the Maritime Provinces. Also 4 pages of a business directory of the Maritimes in rear Edges badly worn, spine split with pieces of leather missing. A light water stain to the top margin of the 1st. 20 pages not into text or maps Black leather spine and pressed cloth covers with gilt title to front cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gems of American Scenery, consisting of Stereoscopic Views among the White Mountains. With descriptive text. Illustrations by the Artotype Process

      New York: Harroun & Bierstadt, 1878. Octavo. (7 3/4 x 5 inches). Printed in red and black. Double-page lithographed map with integral cross-section printed in brown and black after H. F. Krause, 24 photographic stereoviews, each with facing page of explanatory text, all printed on coated thin card, 1 oval photographic illustration on leaf preceding the title. Publisher's brown cloth, upper cover and spine decoratively blocked in black and titled in gilt, with a stereoscopic viewer built into the binding as a flap attached to the inside front cover (front hinge neatly repaired) One of very few American books (if not the only) illustrated with stereoviews and a built-in viewer. A lovely photographically-illustrated book of views in the White Mountains, including stereoview images of Plymouth, New Hampshire; The Flume; The Pool; The Basin; The Old Man of the Mountain; Profile Lake; Echo Lake; Beecher's Cottage; Elephant's Head and Gate of the Notch; View from the Gate of the Notch; Ripley's Falls; White Mountain Notch from Mt. Willey; Willey House; Upper Falls of the Ammonoosuc; Mt. Washington Railway and Summit; View from Mt. Washington Carriage Road; Mt. Washington from the Glen; Emerald Pool; Thompson's Cascades; Crystal Cascade; Glen Ellis Falls; North Conway, N.H.; The Cathedral; and Centre Harbor, N.H. The possibly unique feature of the present work is the combination of the stereocards with a 'mechanism' which allows the cards to be viewed: the front flap of the binding includes two lenses, and when the book is opened to any of the stereocards, and the flap is held in the correct position then "the beautiful natural effect which the Stereoscope will produce" becomes evident. The book was clearly a novelty when it was published, as the publishers felt it necessary to include instructions (with an illustration) on how to use the book. Van Haaften Bulletin , New York Public Library (Spring 1977), no. 369.

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        El de la rollona

      Calcografía for the Real Academia, 1878. Etching and aquatint. From the 4th edition of "Los Caprichos" - plate 4. Goya's pitiless caricature of a grown up "mama's boy" Los Caprichos was Goya's first collection of completely original etchings. They were and remain startlingly original in style and frequently shocking in their satirical assaults. They are strikingly modern and are his most popular prints today, though they were received with little favor in 1799 when they first appeared for sale. But even within Goya's lifetime enthusiasm grew. El de la rollona is uncompromising in its mockery of the mama's boy who is dressed in baby clothes, has his fingers in his mouth and a look of terror in his eyes, though he's bearded and obviously strong. The nanny or mother grieves in the shadow behind him, so disappointed in his failure to become a man. Goya's textual comment about this engraving is: "Negligence, tolerance and spoiling make children capricious, naughty, vain, greedy, lazy and insufferable. They grow up and yet remain childish. Thus is nanny's little boy." The fourth edition of Caprichos , from which this print comes, was made about 1878, as witnessed by the beveled platemark and the "strong, absorbent, wove paper" and "dark umber ink". Harris, v. 1, 95-109; v.II, p. 74; Delteil 41; Hind p.253 - 5.

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        Atlas Universel de Géographie Ancienne, Moderne et du Moyen Age IN FRANZÖSISCHER SPRACHE mit zahlreichen Original-Umschlägen der Einzel-Lieferungen und de dazugehörigen Karten-Beschreibungen (diese teilweise mit leichten Randläsuren

      Paris : Librairie Hachette 1878 - 1897. mit 43 doppelblattgroßen farbigen Karten, davon 3 doppelt und 2 mit identischem Kartenausschnitt aber aus verschiedenen Jahren 37x57, dunkle illustrierte O Ln-Mappe SEHR SELTENER UND GESUCHTER ATLAS IN DEM UNGEWÖHNLICHEN UNGEBUNDENEN ORIGINAL-ZUSTAND. Folgende doppelblattgroßen Karten sind enthalten: 1. Géographie astronomique (1878); 2 . Constellations célestes de deux Hemisphères/Système solaire/Constellations de la zone equatoriale (1885); 3. Région polaire arctique (1885); 4. Région polaire antarctique (1883); France en 6 Feuilles: 5. Feuille I (1888) (2 Exemplare); 6. Feuille II (1888); 7. Feuille III (1889); 8. Feuille IV (1894) (2 Exemplare); 9. Italie Méridionale (1887); 10. Suisse (1885); 11. Belgique et Luxembourg (1886); 12. Pays Bas mit Teilplänen von Amsterdam, Rotterdam und La Haye (1885); 13. Rayaume - uni de Gr.de -Bretagne et D\'Irland. Feuille I (1880); 14. Rayaume - uni de Gr.de -Bretagne et D\'Irland. Feuille II (1880); 15. Suède, Norvège, Danemark. Feuille I (1884); 16. Suède, Norvège, Danemark. Feuille II (1886); 17. Europe centrale (1892) (2 Exemplare); 18. Empire Russe (Asie Septentrionale) (1897); 19. Russie Occidentale et Roumanie (1883); 20. Empire Ottoman: Feuilles Nord-Ouest (1884); 21. Turquie D\'Europe (1893) (Ausschnitt identisch mit der vorangegangen Karte); 22. Afrique physique (1886); Afrique en 3 feuilles: 23. Feuille I Nord-Quest (1894); 24. Feuille II Nord-Est (1893); 25.Feuille III Sud (1892); 26. Amérique Septentrionale (1891); 27. Puissance du Canada (1889); 28. Mexique (1884); 29. Amérique centrale (1893); 30. Antilles (1888); 31. Amérique centrale (1886); 32. Amérique centrale (1893) (Ausschnitt identisch mit der vorangegangen Karte); Amérique du Sud en 5 feuilles. 33. Feuille I Nord-Quest (1895); 34. Feuille II Nord-Est (1894); 35. Feuille III Quest (1893); 36. Feuille V Sud (1891); 37. Océanie (Carte générale) (1887); 38. Australie (1889); 39. Principaux archipels D\'Oceanie (1885); 40. Monde Connu des Grecs avant Alexandre (1880). Teils auf der Rückseite handschriftlich in Deutsch bezeichnet. Papier teilweise altersgemäß gebräunt, vereinzelt mit minimalen Randläsuren. Versand D: 5,00 EUR GR 28917, Atlanten

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      München, 2. V. 1878. - 1 S. 4to. An den Kunsthändler und Verleger Valentin Andreas Heck (1842-1905): "In dem Ihnen zur gefl. Accepteinholung übermittelten Appoint auf O. K. habe ich das Datum einzusetzen absichtlich unterlassen. Der Herrn O. K. gesetzte Termin ist ultimo Juni; Sollte derselbe jedoch, wie Ihnen schon bemerkt, um einen Monat längeren Termin wünschen, so bitte ich das annehmen zu wollen [ ]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf. Gefaltet. - Albert gründete 1850 in Augsburg ein photographisches Atelier, das er 1858 nach München verlegte. Durch Verwendung von Glasplatten als Träger der Druckschicht vervollkommnete er 1868 den Lichtdruck, der nach ihm Alberttypie genannt wird. Er gehörte zu den ersten, die die Photographie zu reinen Reproduktionszwecken verwerteten.

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        United States Northern Boundary Commission. Reconnaissance Maps . (Six sheets and Profile) Showing the general features of the topography adjacent to the 49th. parallel from the Lake of the Woods to the Rocky Mountains.

      [ 1878]. TOTAL OF SEVEN MAPS AND ONE PROFILE SHEET. Six black and white lithograph maps each approximately 15.25 x 21 inches on sheets 19 x 21.5 inches, folded as issued to 11.5 x 8.25 inches; one black and white map approximately 18 x 9 inches on sheet approximately 22 x 12 inches; profile sheet 16 x 22 inches. Maps are overall clean and crisp, but all have a short tear at middle of left edge just entering image. This has been taped on the verso, but there is no dicoloration to the front of the maps. the usual occasional splitting at folds. This lot comprises the six maps and one profile sheet relating to the Northern Boundary Commission surveys, plus an additional map entitled "Map of the vicinity of the North West Point of the Lake of the Woods", also published by the United Sates Northern Boundary Commission. Map No. 1 starts at the Main divide of the Rocky Mountains, with map no. VI finishing at the Lake of the Woods; the profile sheet shows the height in feet of this route. Each map shows the boundary (marked with mounds and iron pillars), 'trails reconnoitred by parties of Boundary Commission', 'other trails' and wagon roads, plus such interesting features as trading posts, forts and Indian reservations. Among the routes marked are those of Capt. W. J. Twining (1869/1873), Lt. F. V. Greene (1873/74); and the route of C.L. Doolittle (1874).

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        THE TABLES TURNED. YOU SABE HIM? KEALNEY MUST GO!

      [San Francisco], 1878. Slight wear at edges, a bit of light soiling. Very good. A rare print satirizing one of the leaders of the anti- Chinese movement in San Francisco. The image depicts Denis Kearney, president of the Workingmen's Party of California and a leader in the drive to ban Chinese immigrants, who were resented for taking jobs at lower pay than whites. Kearney is shown in jail behind bars, with a ball and chain attached to his leg, wearing a striped uniform, and below a sign that reads: "House of Correction 181." He is taunted by six Chinese men who hold socks and a washboard, fish and crabs, and cigars, signifying some of the jobs being taken by Chinese laborers. The skewered fish carries the words "Black Friday." Kearney often capped his incendiary addresses with the slogan "The Chinese must go," and this print satirizes that phrase in its title. Kearney was arrested in late 1877 or early 1878 for violating a gag law, and this undated lithograph was almost certainly produced at that time. It was published by I.N. Choynski, a San Francisco journalist and antiquarian bookseller. Choynski was the publisher of a muckraking journal called PUBLIC OPINION, which exposed anti-Semitism and political corruption. The Irish-born Kearney, an anti-immigrant rabble rouser, would have been a natural target for Choynski's barbs. From what we can find, this is the only such print published by Choynski. Not in Peters' CALIFORNIA ON STONE. OCLC locates only a single copy, at the Bancroft Library at the University of California.

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        Carta dell' Egitto e dell' Abissinia

      [Milan?:] [Artaria & Ferd. Sacchi e figli?],, [c.1878-79]. [together with:] GESSI, Romolo. Seven Years in the Soudan: being a record of Explorations, Adventures, and Campaigns against the Arab Slave Hunters. Collected and Edited by his son Felix Gessi. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1892. Octavo. Original dark red cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt and ruled in black, black coated endpapers. Portrait frontispiece of Gessi from a photograph, 22 plates (2 double-page, largely from wood-engravings), illustrations in the text, folding coloured campaign map. First edition in English, including letters "which do not appear in the Italian edition" (Note by the Translators); uncommon. Large folding map lightly coloured in cream and blue (sheet size: 690 × 860 mm, folding down to 140 × 210 mm). dissected into 20 sections, backed on to linen. Detailed glossary translating English terms into Italian. Undated, although several printed details are dated with explorers' names, the latest identified is the Wilhelm Junker expedition of 1877-78. Map lightly toned and with a touch of foxing in places otherwise in excellent condition. Book: spine a little rolled, inner hinges neatly strengthened, scattered foxing, short closed-tear to map. A very good copy. In 1877 General Gordon was appointed as Governor of Sudan and he immediately made preparations to move against the thriving slave trade based at Bahr el Ghazal (now in South Sudan) and it's leader Al-Zubayr Rahma Mansur, known as the "Black Pasha". After various manoeuvrings the latter was detained in Cairo and his son Suleiman, in accordance with his father's wishes, started an insurrection, raising 6,000 troops and conducting large scale raids. Gordon instructed his right-hand man, the Italian soldier and explorer, Romolo Gessi, also called Gessi Pasha (1831-81), to crush the insurrection. The multi-lingual Gessi had served originally as a translator with Gordon during the Crimean War. Following his campaign against the slavers, for which he earned the title of "Il Flagello degli schiavisti" (The Scourge of the slavers), Gessi became Governor of Bahr-el-Ghazal. This rare map, printed in English and Italian, would have been used by someone following closely Gessi's campaign either from direct military communications or newspaper reportage (there are pinholes at the top corners where it has been displayed); it has a number of fascinating annotations: there are several underlinings and marks in black and red, and various tiny handwritten notes in Italian locating troop positions, for example "200 soldati" (soldiers) at Foweira, "50 soldati Sudanesi" at Sobat, "100 Soldati" at Nasser, "No Soldati" at Shambeh. The name "Gessi" is handwritten in red and highlighted with a hand-drawn feathered arrow at Bahr el-Ghazal. A number of the places marked coincide with the campaign map present in Gessi's book, as do the numbers of "soldati" mentioned, for example: on page 206 Gessi notes that at Lado "two hundred and forty guns of an antique pattern were delivered to me" - this ties-in closely to the "230 soldati" at Lado inscribed on the map ("soldati" may be here conflated with "guns"). We have only been able to locate one copy of the map, at the Biblioteca statale di Cremona, where a handwritten note states that it was published at Milan by Artaria and Ferd. Sacchi e figli, who were also responsible for publishing a map of Egypt, the Sudan, the Red Sea, and Abyssinia in 1887 (viewable online at New York Public Library Digital Collections). Not in Copac or OCLC. "In July, 1878 Romolo Gessi sailed from Khartoum with 2,800 dragooned, unwilling and long-unpaid men on the steamer Bordein, under orders from Gordon to suppress Suleiman Zubeir's revolt and to eject his 6,000 fighters from their strongholds at Dem Suleiman and Dem Idris, in Bahr al-Ghazal. Gessi's orders were to recruit some 5,000 additional men en route and to offer £1,000 for Suleiman's capture. Privately, Gordon wrote, 'I hope he will hang them.' Gordon had written to the Egyptian government for reinforcements, but to his horror was offered Zubeir Pasha instead. By a combination of deception and force, Gessi captured Dem Idris in December. Over the next three weeks, Suleiman's men engaged in unsuccessful and suicidal attacks to recapture the stockade, defended by Gessi's new artillery. Despite Gessi's reported victories, Gordon worried over the possibility that Suleiman and Haroun would join forces and that a third rebellion brewing up in Kordofan might signal a more general Sudanese-wide rebellion. Gessi, however, routed Suleiman's forces, Suleiman barely escaping with his life. Gessi then began moving toward Shaka to rendezvous with Gordon" (Corvi & Beckett eds., Victoria's Generals, 2009, pp. 138-39). Further detail is given in Andrew James McGregor's A Military History of Modern Egypt: From the Ottoman Conquest to the Ramadan War (2006, pp. 176-77): "[In 1878] Sulayman immediately destroyed the government garrison at Dem Idris, seized all the stockpiles of ammunition, and began putting the countryside to the torch and sword, slaughtering all who supported the government. In the interests of restoring Egyptian control and suppressing the slave trade, Gordon had already recruited Romolo Gessi, an Italian officer whom Gordon knew from his days in the Crimea. Gessi, who had developed skills in irregular warfare while serving with Garibaldi in the Italian Wars of Independence, was charged with bringing Sulayman to submission... Gessi's small force of Egyptian and Sudanese regulars (along with a number of Danaqla traders from the North Sudan who sought to end the dominance of the Jallaba traders) built a zaribah, a stockade built primarily of thornbushes. On Christmas Day, 1878, Sulayman launched five ferocious attacks on Gessi's zaribah, but the Egyptians maintained their fire discipline and carved great gaps in the ranks of their attackers. Sulayman withdrew hastily... Gessi now began a measured pursuit of Sulayman's demoralized army, which turned north in July 1879 in an attempt to link up with Sultan Harun's guerillas. Gessi was delayed in following them, but could not allow Sulayman to join Harun. A picked force of 275 men began a series of forced marches to catch up with Sulayman in southern Darfur... When Gessi caught up to them he did not make the mistake of attacking with his own exhausted force, but instead began to harry the flanks of the column, never allowing it a moment's rest... When Gessi's felt Sulayman's force was sufficiently weakened and demoralized, he sent a note to Sulayman's camp informing him he was surrounded and had five minutes to surrender. Gessi had calculated correctly; instead of forming squares, Sulayman's camp broke into wild confusion as many sought to escape the final disaster. Unable to mount a defense, Sulayman proceeded with ten of his chief men to Gessi's camp to offer his surrender. When Gessi revealed that he commanded only 200 men Sulayman was possessed with rage". In conclusion it is worth noting that in his Gordon and the Sudan, Bernard Meredith Allen states that during the campaign "it was arranged that Gessi should pick up detachments of troops at various stations as he passed along the White Nile farther south. He was thus able to get together a force of some 1400 men before..." The total of "soldati" mentioned on the map totals a close approximation of 1,320 soldiers. An intriguing and rare map coupled with a copy of the first English translation of Gessi's first-hand account. .

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        Carta dell' Egitto e dell' Abissinia. [together with:] GESSI, Romolo. Seven Years in the Soudan: being a record of Explorations, Adventures, and Campaigns against the Arab Slave Hunters. Collected and Edited by his son Felix Gessi. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1892. Octavo. Original dark red cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt and ruled in black, black coated endpapers. Portrait frontispiece of Gessi from a photograph, 22 plates (2 double-page, largely from wood-engravings), illustrations in the text, folding coloured campaign map. First edition in English, including letters "which do not appear in the Italian edition" (Note by the Translators); uncommon.

      [Milan?:] [Artaria & Ferd. Sacchi e figli?], [c.1878-79] - Large folding map lightly coloured in cream and blue (sheet size: 690 × 860 mm, folding down to 140 × 210 mm). dissected into 20 sections, backed on to linen. Detailed glossary translating English terms into Italian. Undated, although several printed details are dated with explorers' names, the latest identified is the Wilhelm Junker expedition of 1877-78. Map lightly toned and with a touch of foxing in places otherwise in excellent condition. Book: spine a little rolled, inner hinges neatly strengthened, scattered foxing, short closed-tear to map. A very good copy. In 1877 General Gordon was appointed as Governor of Sudan and he immediately made preparations to move against the thriving slave trade based at Bahr el Ghazal (now in South Sudan) and it's leader Al-Zubayr Rahma Mansur, known as the "Black Pasha". After various manoeuvrings the latter was detained in Cairo and his son Suleiman, in accordance with his father's wishes, started an insurrection, raising 6,000 troops and conducting large scale raids. Gordon instructed his right-hand man, the Italian soldier and explorer, Romolo Gessi, also called Gessi Pasha (1831-81), to crush the insurrection. The multi-lingual Gessi had served originally as a translator with Gordon during the Crimean War. Following his campaign against the slavers, for which he earned the title of "Il Flagello degli schiavisti" (The Scourge of the slavers), Gessi became Governor of Bahr-el-Ghazal. This rare map, printed in English and Italian, would have been used by someone following closely Gessi's campaign either from direct military communications or newspaper reportage (there are pinholes at the top corners where it has been displayed); it has a number of fascinating annotations: there are several underlinings and marks in black and red, and various tiny handwritten notes in Italian locating troop positions, for example "200 soldati" (soldiers) at Foweira, "50 soldati Sudanesi" at Sobat, "100 Soldati" at Nasser, "No Soldati" at Shambeh. The name "Gessi" is handwritten in red and highlighted with a hand-drawn feathered arrow at Bahr el-Ghazal. A number of the places marked coincide with the campaign map present in Gessi's book, as do the numbers of "soldati" mentioned, for example: on page 206 Gessi notes that at Lado "two hundred and forty guns of an antique pattern were delivered to me" - this ties-in closely to the "230 soldati" at Lado inscribed on the map ("soldati" may be here conflated with "guns"). We have only been able to locate one copy of the map, at the Biblioteca statale di Cremona, where a handwritten note states that it was published at Milan by Artaria and Ferd. Sacchi e figli, who were also responsible for publishing a map of Egypt, the Sudan, the Red Sea, and Abyssinia in 1887 (viewable online at New York Public Library Digital Collections). Not in Copac or OCLC. "In July, 1878 Romolo Gessi sailed from Khartoum with 2,800 dragooned, unwilling and long-unpaid men on the steamer Bordein, under orders from Gordon to suppress Suleiman Zubeir's revolt and to eject his 6,000 fighters from their strongholds at Dem Suleiman and Dem Idris, in Bahr al-Ghazal. Gessi's orders were to recruit some 5,000 additional men en route and to offer £1,000 for Suleiman's capture. Privately, Gordon wrote, 'I hope he will hang them.' Gordon had written to the Egyptian government for reinforcements, but to his horror was offered Zubeir Pasha instead. By a combination of deception and force, Gessi captured Dem Idris in December. Over the next three weeks, Suleiman's men engaged in unsuccessful and suicidal attacks to recapture the stockade, defended by Gessi's new artillery. Despite Gessi's reported victories, Gordon worried over the possibility that Suleiman and Haroun would join forces and that a third rebellion brewing up in Kordofan might signal a more general Sudanese-wide rebellion. Gessi, however, routed Suleiman's forces, Suleiman barely escaping with his life. Gessi then began moving toward Sha [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Zoologia Danica - Albildninger Af Danske Dyr Med Populaer Text - 2 Bände: Text und Tafelband

      Commission Hos E. Jespersen, Kjobenhavn (Kopenhagen) 1878 - 1878-1907. Textband mit 360 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und Tafelband mit 33 Tafeln mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Halbledereinbände mit Lederecken. Zustand: Einband berieben, sonst sehr gut. 800 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Geheimwissenschaften Asiens : Die Magie und Wahrsagekunst der Chaldäer. Zwei Theile in in Band

      Jena Costenoble Verlag 1878 Verbesserte und vermehrte deutsche Ausgabe, Halblederband der Zeit, 8°, XI, 571 Seiten; Titelblatt gestempelt, Les sciences occultes en Asie (Deutsche Ausgabe) Versand D: 9,00 EUR

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        Through the Dark Continent

      Harper & Bros, New York 1878 - 2 large 8 vo vol. 522 & 566 pp. Profuse ill. Large pull out folding maps in rear pockets. Down the sources of the Nile, around the great lakes of Equatorial Africa and down the Livingston River to the Atlantic Ocean. Elaborate gilt and deco scene stamped front covers and spine. A most attractive set - vg+ set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Types des locomotives construites par la Fabrique de machines à Vienne de la société autrichienne J. R. P. des chemins de fer de l‘état. J[ohn] Haswell Directeur. 1840-1878.

      Wien, Maschinen-Fabrik der k. k. österr. Staatseisenbahn-Gesellschaft, 1878. Qu.-Fol. Titebl., ein Textbl. u. 66 lithogr. Tafeln (Tafel 14 in 2 Fassungen) auf starkem Karton. Schwerer Ldr.-Bd. d. Zt. m. Deckel- u. Rückenverg. goldgepr. Deckel- u. Rückentitel sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Erschien erstmals 1873 aus Anlaß der Wiener Weltausstellung mit nur 55 Tafeln. - John Haswell (1812-97) ist „als Begründer des österreichischen Lokomotivbaues anzusehen“ (Matschoss). - Das vorliegende Album enthält sämtliche seit der Erbauung der Fabrik von John Haswell gebauten Lokomotiven im Maßstab 1:50. Insgesamt sind 65 Typen jeweils mit einer systematischen Skizze und den wichtigsten technischen Daten angeführt. - Einband berieben u. etw. bestoßen. Die letzten Tafeln auf den leeren Rückseiten mit aufgeklebten Papierstreifen u. kl. handschriftl. Einträgen (wurde wohl zwischenzeitlich als Briefmarkenalbum verwendet). - Sehr selten; über KVK nur ein Exemplar in einer französischen Bibliothek nachweisbar. - Vgl. Neuner 479f.; Matschoss 107f. u. Metzeltin, Lokomotive S. 97. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Types des locomotives construites par la Fabrique de machines à Vienne de la société autrichienne J. R. P. des chemins de fer de l‘état. J. Haswell Directeur. 1840-1878, Maschinen-Fabrik der k. k. österr. Staatseisenbahn-Gesellschaft, Eisenbahn, Eisenbahnwesen, Lokomotive, Lokomotiven, Typen, Katalog, Kataloge, Firmenkatalog, Firmenkataloge, Musterbücher, Verkaufskataloge

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        THE OLD B.& M. RAILROAD AHEAD, KEEP IN THE RIGHT LATITUDE, 750,000 ACRES OF THE BEST LANDS FOR SALE. SOUTHERN IOWA AND SOUTHEASTERN NEBRASKA HAVE THE LARGEST AND FINEST CROPS, THE BEST CLASS OF SETTLERS, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FARMERS, THE BEST AND CHEAPEST LANDS, THE LARGEST CREDITS & LOWEST INTEREST, THE CHEAPEST FARES & FREIGHTS.

      [St. Louis: Gast & Co.], 1878. - First edition. 8vo. Original yellow wrappers, printed in black ink, 36 pp., illustrated, plates, maps. Maps are present on three of the four cover panels. There are four full-page views, "looking southwest from Lincoln, Neb.;" "view in Adams County, south of Hastings, Neb.;" "view on Farmers' Creek, Franklin County, Neb.;" and "Valley of the Big Blue, south of Seward, Neb." About 36,000 acres remain in Southern Iowa, suited for small farms, and they are really promoting the South Platte Country in Nebraska. The Burlington Route advises how to reach this country, railroad lands available for sale, credit and cash terms of sale, and rebates allowed and conditions. Also presents conditions in both Iowa and Nebraska, crops, investment opportunities, climate, livestock, homesteads, state laws, etc. The illustrations depict scenes in both states and covers contain three maps of the area. Lightly soiled along a small portion of the front page edge, else a very good, tight copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vogelbilder aus fernen Zonen. Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Papageien. Kassel, Fischer, 1878-83. 42 nn. Bll. Mit 33 farb. lithogr. Tafeln. Folio. Grüner, goldgepr. OLwd. (Kanten leicht berieben).

       1878 Nissen 767; Zimmer 514.- Erste Ausgabe des in Lieferungen erschienenen Werkes.- Die Tafeln mit dekorativen, farbkräftigen Papageiendarstellungen.- Vereinzelt minimal fleckig, die ersten 4 Tafeln samt Textblättern mit leichtem Feuchtrand im weißen Kopfsteg.- Die prächtigen Tafeln jeweils mit schützendem Seidenhemdchen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The illustrated Book of Canaries and Cage-Birds - british and foreign

      London/Paris/ New York; Cassel, Petter, Galpin & Co, 1878. 448 Seiten, 56 farbige Lithographien, viele SW-Abbildungen im Textum 1878 (Bleistiftdatierung am Titelblatt), Halbleder, Goldprägung, Schnitt marmoriert, Ecken/Kanten bestossen, Einband abgerieben (am Buchrücken stark, Teile vom Titel-Etikett fehlen), fleckig, Bindung zwischen Bucheinband und Vorsatzblatt gebrochen, Vorsatzblatt fast zur Gänze herausgelöst, ebenso ist die Bindung zwischen Seiten274 und 275 gebrochen, die dazwischen eingefügte Lithographie beginnt sich herauszulösen, Seiten vergilbt und teilw. fleckig, alle Lithos vorhanden, altersgemäß eher guter Zustand, in englischer Sprache Versand D: 9,90 EUR

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        Proceedings of The Society of Biblical Archaeology, 1878 - 1918, 38 Volumes (of 40) and 2 Indexes.

      Society of Biblical Archaeology, London 1878 - Deaccessioned from a theological seminary, this is almost an entire run of this journal, lacking volume 8 for 1886 and volume 25 for 1903. The volumes of 1/2/3 for 1878-1881 are bound in one volume, with volumes 4/5 for 1881-1882 bound in one volume, and volumes 39/40 for 1917-1918 also being bound in one volume. The indexes for volumes 11-20 (1888-1898) and for volumes 21-30 (1899-1908) are also bound into one volume. I don't have the indexes for volumes 1-10 and 31-40. There are a total of 35 books including the indexes. The volumes through 1892 are bound in 3/4 calf with marbled boards. The leather is drying and is partially darkened, with one cover detached, and some covers shaky. The volumes from 1893 and up are bound in matching ivory buckram with red spine labels. The library has their labels on the lower spines, with library stamps on the inner covers, and library blindstamps to the title pages and some additional pages in each volume, and library barcodes on the endpapers. The pages are generally very clean, still crisp, and are tightly bound. The subject matter is very strong on Egyptology and hieroglyphics. This is a heavy set and will be expensive to mail outside the U.S., so please inquire for shipping rates. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Square [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        How the ?Mastiffs? Went to Iceland.

      Virtue & Co. 1878 - FIRST EDITION. 4to. Half title, front. map & 16 full-page illus., 14 by Mrs Henry Blackburne and 2 silverprint photographs. Orig. blue cloth, bevelled boards, gilt; sl. rubbing but a nice bright copy. a.e.g. Trollope Society Catalogue 58; Sadleir 51. INSCRIBED: ?R. Admiral A. Phillimore with Mr John Burns? kind regards. recd. from Castle Wemyss Jany. 21 1874? A chronicle of Trollope's voyage from Scotland to Iceland and back, taken on the yacht of his friend John Burns, (later Lord Inverclyde). They set sail from Castle Wemyss and travelled to Reykjavik, returning to their starting point via the Faroe Islands. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      Paris, 26. XII. 1878. - 8vo. 1 1/2 SS. An Comtesse de Merenberg [geb. Puschkin]: „[ ] „Un accès de goutte qui m’a retenu au lit pendant 10 jours m’a empeché de répondre immédiatement à votre lettre. Je vous prie d’ excuser ce retard, mais cela ne m’a pas empeché d’écrire à M Stassioulevitch [ ] le papiers de votre père, qui se trouvant à sa rédaction du „Messager de l Europe" et auquels je comprend bien que vous devez tenir.". - Die Adressatin (1836–1913) ist die Tochter des russischen Dichters und „one of the most charming women of her time". Ungedruckt.

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        The Botanic Garden; Consisting of Highly Finished Figures of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, Cultivated in Great Britain; with Their Names, Orders, History, Qualities, Culture, and Physiological Observations

      George Bell and Sons 1878 - Six volumes. Large 8vo's. Bound in original publisher's Victorian full maroon cloth with elaborate blind bordering, gilt titles and floral motif. Spines slightly faded, some corners sightly bumped, and all having some minor fraying and wear to heads of spines. Illustrated with 250 hand coloured plates. Overall a Very Good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE ANNALS OF TENNIS

      London, "The Field" Office 346 the Strand, 1878.. FIRST EDITION 1878, 4to, 255 x 185, 10 x 7¼ inches, title page printed red and black, engraved frontispiece of real tennis, Paris 1632, 45 further illustrations, some full page, on 27 plates, 226 pages including index, rebound in full green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt rackets and balls to upper cover, top edge gilt, brown endpapers. EX LIBRARY COPY from Guildhall Library, with their bookplate on first pastedown and a pale ink withdrawn stamp beneath, presented by Miss D. Marshall to the library, one of Julian Marshall's 3 daughters, Dorothy, signed in pencil on endpaper, pale withdrawn ink stamp to bottom of title page, small stamp to verso of title page, small pale stamps to blank side of all plates and an occasional stamp to lower blank margin, not affecting text, hinges partly split and neatly repaired, inner paper hinges expertly repaired, slight evidence of a library number at bottom of spine, contents clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good rebound copy of the original edition, this is not the reprint. This is the first attempt in English at a general history and description of the game of real tennis. See: Tennis Origins and Mysteries by Malcolm D. Whitman. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Burma Past and Present with Personal Reminiscences of the Country

      London.: Kegan Paul.. 1878.. 2 volumes. Volume I: 6 full page colour plates, 3 full page black and white engravings, 4 black and white text engravings, xiv + 355pp, Some offsetting and foxing on leaf opposite plates, endpapers browned, some occasional foxing but the text and plates are largely very clean. Clipping from The Pioneer Mail December 19, 1888 loosely inserted. Volume II: Colour folding map, 3 full page colour plates, 3 full page black and white engravings, viii + 348pp, appendices. Three repaired tears folding map, one causing a little loss along one fold, the other two closed tears, the larger 19cm in length. Endpapers browned, some occasional foxing. The volumes are bound in nineteenth century half straight-grain morocco bindings, marbled paper covered boards scuffed and faded in places. Autobiography interweaved "with sketches of Burmese history and British relations with Burma. In the process Fytche provides a substantial amount of information on the British administration of Burma, and on the country and its inhabitants. Fytche succeeded Arthur Phayre as chief commissioner of British Burma in 1867 and, the same year, led a mission to the court of Mandalay and successfully negotiated a new commercial treaty with King Mindon. Official documents and memoranda are given in appendixes to volume two, and Appendix C contains Fytche's official narrative of his mission and the text of the treaty." Also in volume two is the Burmese play 'The Silver Hill` first published in Rangoon in 1856. (From Burma. World bibliographical series, 132. Compiled by Patrica M. Herbert.) .

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        Hector Servadac or the Career of a Comet

      370+[2 ad] pages with frontispiece and illustrations. Octavo (8 ¼" x 5 ½") bound in original publisher?s red pictorial 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: Gift inscription to John Roebling to front end paper. Spine darkened, head and foot of spine chipped, corners exposed, rear hinge cracked else a good copy.

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        The Rhine From its Source to the Sea

      Bickers, London 1878 - Plates, illustrations. Half morocco gilt. Pale foxing, but else a very nice copy. With neat gilt library stamp on spine & front board. Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exposition universelles. Vues de Paris.

      Paris Blanot 1878 - mit 46 Lith. m. Tonplatte, qu.- 4°, ill. Or.- GLwd. m. Goldprägedr. ( Rücken gekl., st. fl., ber. u. best. ). Die detailliert lithographierten Ansichten von Rivière und anderen. Alle Blätter nahezu fleckenfrei und mit breitem weißen Rand. - Vordere Gelenk gebrochen, im Falz gerissen und alt geklebt. - Trotz der Einbandmängel durchaus noch attraktives Exemplar.

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        The Hand-Book to Arizona, Its Resources, History, Towns, Mines, Ruins, and Scenery [with] Map of Arizona Prepared Specially for R. J. Hinton's Hand Book of Arizona Compiled from Official Maps of Military Division of the Pacific Surveyor General's Office

      San Francisco: Payot, Upham & Company, 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. pp. 429, ci (Appendix), 43 (ads), in original flexible red pebbled cloth, rebacked with original spine laid down. 4 maps (2 folding) + plates, illustrations in the text. Bookplate of Miss Nannie Clayton (or Baltimore, MD) on front pastedown, and her signature, dated 1888, on the front flyleaf. An important early Arizona promotional work, accompanied by the large lithograph map (24.5" x 34.5"), which was created for the book but issued separately and is now rarely found with it. The map is linen-backed, but has splits at several folds and some substantive losses. It is currently stored flat, shrinkwrapped on acid-free backing board for stability. This was one of the most detailed maps of the Arizona territory of the time, providing up-to-date information about the location of mines and mining roads, mills, furnaces, telegraph lines, indian reservations and pueblos, settlements, forts, and major landmarks. The proposed routes of the Southern Pacific Railroad and the Texas and Pacific Railroad are shown, and an inset details the existing railroad route from Yuma to Sacramento and San Francisco. Howes H-513; Streeter Sale 525 (map).

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