The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1878

        [The Works, all first editions

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co; Chatto & Windus; Cassell & Company; Longmans, Green, and Co; [and others],, 1878?-1905. Including: Travels with a Donkey; New Arabian Nights; Treasure Island; A Child's Garden of Verses; Kidnapped.] 38 works in 41 volumes (various sizes, mostly octavo but also duodecimo and quarto). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in dark green full calf, trip le red morocco labels, raised bands, spines elaborately tooled in gilt, raised bands, medallion with thistle device to each compartment, sides with triple fillet border gilt and red morocco medallion with monogram RS enclosed within arabesqued lozenge centrepiece, top edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, copper effect doublures, green endpapers. Frontispiece after Walter Crane (Travels with a Donkey). A fine set. A completete set, all British first editions. Most of the major works have the dual benefits of being finely bound by Zaehnsdorf and yet still preserving part of their original bindings, which are usually bound in at the rear. The set comprises: Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes. London: C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1879. First edition. With the spine and front panel of the original cloth bound in at rear. Bound without the advertisement preceding the half-title as described by Herbert (p. 41). New Arabian Nights. In two volumes. London: Chatto & Windus, 1882. First editions. Each volume with the cloth of the scarce first issue green binding bound in at rear. Treasure Island. London: Cassell & Company, 1883. First edition in book form, first issue with the following textual points: "dead man's chest" not capitalised on pages 2 or 7; the first letter of "vain" broken in the last line, page 40; the "a" not present in line 6, page 63; the "7" over-stamped in the pagination on page 127; the full stop not present following "opportunity" in line 20, page 178; with "worse" in line 3, page 197. As previously seen in another copy one point varies: the "8", usually dropped from the pagination on page 83, is present here. Bound without the advertisements. Treasure Island first appeared serially in Young Folks, commencing in October 1881. A Child's Garden of Verses. Longmans, Green and Co, 1885. First edition. With the spine and front panels of the original cloth bound in at rear. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1886. First UK edition, first state of the wrappered issue, with the original wrappers bound in. The American edition was published four days before the London edition on 5 January 1886. The wrappered issue preceded the casebound issue by a week or so. The first state is identified by the ink correction of the date on the front wrapper. Longmans had intended to publish in December 1885, but delayed publication until January, as they feared the book would be overlooked by readers during the Christmas rush. Kidnapped. Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751. [London:] Cassell & Company, 1886. First edition. Bound without the advertisements. Father Damien. An Open Letter to the Reverend Doctor Hyde of Honolulu. London: Chatto and Windus, 1890. First trade edition, preceded the letter's appearance in the Scots Observer in May 1890 and by two privately printed editions, also published in 1890. With the original drab wrappers printed in black and priced "1s." bound in. The other titles are also all first editions: An Inland Voyage (1878); Edinburgh. Picturesque Notes (1879); Virginibus Puerisque (1881); Familiar Studies of Men and Books (1882); The Silverado Squatters (1883); Prince Otto (1885); The Dynamiter (1885); The New Amphion (1886); Memories and Portraits (1887); The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables (1887); Underwoods (1887); The Black Arrow (1888); The Master of Ballantrae (1889); The Wrong Box (1889); Ballads (1890); Across the Plains (1892); A Footnote to History (1892); Three Plays (1892); The Wrecker (1892); Catriona: a Sequel to Kidnapped (1893); Island Nights' Entertainments (1893); The Ebb-Tide (1894); Vailima Letters (1895); Songs of Travel (1896); Weir of Hermiston (1896); St. Ives (1898); The Letters. Selected and Edited by Sidney Colvin (2 volumes, 1899); In the South Seas (1900, first separate edition). Bookending this remarkable nonce collection are Graham Balfour's biography (Balfour was Stevenson's cousin), The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson (2 volumes, 1901), H. Bellyse Baildon's Robert Louis Stevenson: a Life Study in Criticism (1901) and Alexander H. Japp's Robert Louis Stevenson: a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial (1905).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Notes of a three months' trip to Egypt, Greece, Constantinople, and the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, etc., etc.:

      London Printed by Marchant Singer & Co. 1878 - Original cloth, gilt. A fine copy. With presentation inscription from the author.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
 2.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        TA., Straßenansicht (Innenstadt) von Bombay, " Bombay ".

      . Aquarell n. Hildebrandt, dat. 1878, 24,3 x 34. Nach dem Aquarell von Eduard Hildebrandt, das auf seiner Weltreise 1862/63 entstanden ist. - Auf festem Papier und datiert : März 1878. Vgl. Lit.: Th./B.XVII. Auf Karton altmontiert und mit einer getuschten Linie gefasst. - Dekoratives Blatt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 3.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Hamburg, 30. XI. 1878.. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit zwei kleinen Handskizzen.. An einen Dr. Lohr über die Herstellung eines optischen Gerätes: "[...] Am besten ist es die Richtung der Schlieren senkrecht zur Richtung der abzubildenden Theilstriche zu setzen [...]". - Hugo Schröder betrieb eine optische Werkstatt in Hamburg , wo er u. a. Objektive für Teleskope herstellte. - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 4.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        The Grosvenor Gallery Illustrated Catalogue

      CHATTO, LONDON 1878 - General wear. Designed end pages.Black and white illustrations.Pencil markings on the title page.Bookplate on front free end page. Ink inscription on front free end page.Light foxing to pages.Gold gilt on spine. POSTAGE EXTRA: Postage weight 8 lb. Original weight: 4 lb 10 oz DATE PUBLISHED: 1878 EDITION: 157 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Novels of W. Harrison Ainsworth. Illustrated Edition. [31 Volumes, Complete]

      George Routledge. Hardcover. London, 1878-1880. 8vos, contemporary half morocco over red cloth. Finely bound by an unnamed binder with spines in six compartments with elaborate gilt inlays. The complete illustrated edition in its first edition. Novels include: Spanish Match, Cardinal Pole, Flitch of Bacon, Windsor Castle, Constable de Bourbon, Spendthrift, Myddleton Pomfret, Ovingdban Grange, Beau Nash, Constable of the Tower, Manchester Rebels, Star-Chamber, Preston Fight, Boscobel, Old Court, Lord Mayor of London, Miser's Daughter, Mervy Clithbroe, Rookwood, Lancashire Witches, Saint James's, Aurio, John Law, Guy Fawkes, Old Saint Paul's, Tower of London, Crighton, Leaguer of Lathom and Hilary St. Ives. Illustrated by various illustrators, most with six illustrations. Spines somewhat darkened, perhaps from smoke, with a very slight smoky odor, a few small chips to heads and heels of spines, light normal wear else near fine, with the exception of Hilary St. Ives, which has a detached from board (we have chosen to leave it unrestored for the time being to allow for buyer preference). Overall a very good set, quite attractive, in a unique period binding. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1878.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Liebig-Bilder: Unvollständige Einzelserie Nr. 033: Staaten ( Österreichische ).

      Liebig 1878 - ( Liebig-Bilder-Serie in Chromolithographie gedruckt, teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber. Bildgröße 10 x 7 cm: Katalognummer und Erscheinungsjahr nach den Katalogen von Arnhold/Spielhagen + Loos. Einzelverkauf möglich: Preis je Bild hierbei auf Anfrage ): Hier die Nummer 33: " Staaten 1 ( Österreichische ) " aus dem Jahrgang 1878-1883. Von den äußerst seltenen 6 erschienenen Bildern sind hier 3 vorhanden: Bild 1: Böhmen ( am weißen Außenrand beschnitten, gering berieben, Rückseite etwas beschädigt ) / Bild 3: Tirol ( ( am weißen Außenrand beschnitten, gering berieben, Rückseite etwas beschädigt ) / Bild 6: Triest ( am weißen Außenrand beschnitten, gering berieben, Rückseite beschädigt ). Zusammen 3 Bilder. - von außerordentlicher Seltenheit -

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        THE ABORIGINES OF VICTORIA. With Notes Relating to the Habits of the Natives of Other Parts of Australia and Tasmania Compiled from Various Sources for the Government of Victoria.

      John Ferres, Govt. Printer, 1878, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Near Fine, First Edition. 1st ed. , 2 Volumes, Vol.1., lxxii, 483 pgs, numerous illusts; large folding map at rear showing some of the areas formerly occupied by the tribes of Victoria. Vol. 2., vi, 456 pgs, many illusts; large folding map of Australia at rear. Original brown cloth (Both Vols) , original endpapers rehinged on Vol. 1, gilt device on front covers of Aboriginal man with boomerang in hand and device on spine showing woman with a child on her shoulders, overall a very nice set. ; 280 x 200mm

      [Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders and Bookselle]
 8.   Check availability:     Bookzangle     Link/Print  

        Woodburytype portrait of Charles Baudelaire, in Album de la Galerie Contemporaine. Biographies & Portraits

      Paris: Revue Illustré, 1878. First edition. Carjat, Etienne; Nadar, Félix. Original grey cloth,a little rubbed; the plates in fine condition, one text page with a marginal stain. The album contains twelve carbon print photographic portraits (each image measures 230 x 185 mm.), the subjects and their photographers are: Arsène Houssaye (Carjat) - Théodore de Banville (Tourtin) - Chanzy - Ferdinand Fabre (Nadar) - Ch. Baudelaire (Carjat) - Henri Monnier (Carjat) - Gondinet (Nadar) - Legouvé (Nadar) - Louis Blanc (Carjat) - Octave Feuillet (Adam-Salomon) - Denfert-Rochereau (Carjat) - Spuller (Carjat).

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Opera nova universal intitulata corona di racammi.

      Venedig, (Ongania, 1878). - 40 Bll., jeweils mit ganzseitiger Heliotypie, am Titel verso gedrucktes Impressum. Pergamentband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen; die Deckel mit Goldprägung und Bordüren in roter und purpurner Farbe. Marmorvorsätze. Kopfgoldschnitt. Gr.-4to. Seltene Faksimileausgabe von Vavassores 1546 erschienenem Musterbuch, neu herausgegeben von F. Ongania (als Nr. 6 seiner Reihe "Raccolta di opere antiche sui disegni dei merletti di Venezia"). Nr. 80 von 100 numerierten Exemplaren. Nur 2 Exemplare in Italien über ICCU nachgewiesen; diese weisen lediglich einen Umfang von 36 Bll. (einschließlich Titel) auf. Unter den Vorlagen nicht nur Stickmuster, sondern auch Tierholzschnitte, Mauresken etc. Der venezianische Formschneider und Drucker Giovanni Andrea Valvassori (tätig 1510-72, vgl. Ascarelli-Menato, S. 363) legte erstmals 1530 sein Stickmusterbuch "Esemplario di lavori" vor, "das im Laufe von 22 Jahren mindestens 9 Auflagen erlebte" (Thieme/Becker XXXIV, 144). - Die Deckel minimal aufgeworfen; gutes, sauberes Exemplar. ICCU UBO\1285895 (nennt 36 Bll.); VEAE\011760 (nennt 26 Bll.). Vgl. Kat. der Ornamentstichslg. Berlin 1607-1608. Sander 6455.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Three original watercolour views of the coast of Arabian Peninsula near Aden and Suez

      At sea on SS Sindh: , 1878. Three watercolours on paper, between 150 × 220 mm and 100 × 175 mm, mounted on album leaves 255 × 330 mm, all initialled "A.D." in the lower corner, and captioned and dated in ink in the lower margin of the mount - "Approaching Aden from on board S.S. Sindh, Oct. 20th 1878"; "Aden from S.S. Sindh, Oct. 21st 1878"; "Suez from S.S. Sindh, Oct. 26th 1878". Minor mild foxing of the mounts, remains of linen hinge to each leaf, otherwise very good. Three attractive watercolour views of Aden and Suez, with mountainous shorelines and dhows sailing in the foreground. Dated October 1878, the views were taken from the deck of "SS Sindh", one of the elite steamers of the French "Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes" during the height of French colonial expansion in the Middle and Far East. The artist was Irish watercolourist Augusta Drummond (1848-1908), an acquaintance of renowned poet and artist Edward Lear (1812-1888). She was born in Kilberry, Kildare, Ireland daughter of Robert and Catherine Verschoyle. On 5th July 1878 she married Captain Alfred Manners Drummond, nephew of 6th Duke of Rutland, Captain of the Rifle Brigade, discriminating art collector, acquaintance and client of Edward Lear. The couple made a honeymoon trip to India in 1878, and subsequently travelled to continental Europe and Australia; Augusta recording her impressions in these excellent watercolours. One of her images of Tasmania, entitled "Browns River near Hobart Town", is now in the collection of the National Library of Australia.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Scotland ( Fac simile ) FACSIMILE OF AN ANCIENT HERALDIC MANUSCRIPT ( Heraldry, Crests, Coats of Arms, Armorials of Scottish Nobility & Gentry FINE LEATHER BINDING Numbered Limited Edition with 144 Colour Plates EMBLAZONED by SIR DAVID LYNDSAY of the Mount Lyon, King of Armes 1542

      Published by William Paterson 1878 - This is a handsomely bound example of this beautifully illustrated facsimile of an Ancient Heraldic Manuscript of Scottish Crests, Shields, illustrated in colour with 502 illustrations on 144 plates, bound in full leather with raised bands with Scottish heraldic crests to the spine, top edge gilded, with elaborate gilt tooled decoration to inner board edges, marbled endpapers with the Armorial bookplate of Francis James Grant to front marbled endpaper, along with an inscription on the following page by Grant recording that the book was presented to him, (the inscription is not overly clear but it appears to be) from Sir Charles Crawford Bart. of Kilvenney on 20th December 1899 with a fine bookplate headed Phiroze K Randeria Humata Hukhta Huvereshta ( Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds ) the book is part of a Limited Edition of 250 copies, this is copy No.24, , the binding has some general mild edge rubbing with a very minor split to the leather at the top of the upper joint else the binding is in good solid condition, internally a few minor marks, a slight surface mark to one plate where the protective guard paper has at one time become slightly stuck to the plate, though this is minor, else book and contents in nice condition, a very handsomely presented example of this lavishly produced book, the book is a large heavy format weighing well over four kilos unpacked (well over 9 pounds) shipping costs will be higher than the basic standard quoted rate, overseas shipping will be expensive, please enquire for the rates to your country Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cox Rare Books PBFA]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The American Senator

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1878., 1878. First One-volume Edition. Bound in red cloth, with gilt titles and black-tooled decoration to spine, and decorative black-tooled panneling and titles to front board, edges untrimmed. Includes bookplate. A handsome copy. Binding in fine order, excepting slight bump to top of spine. Text is crisp, clear, and free from foxing. Includes fine armourial bookplate, "Farquharson of Invercauld", and bookseller's label, "Harrison, bookseller to The Queen".

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 13.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        Extensive Run of Utah Territorial Laws from the Incorporation of the Territory in 1851 through 1878]

      1878 - Twenty volumes, detailed below. 20th-century cloth, gilt leather labels. Light to moderate wear and soiling, a few volumes with stained cloth, chipped labels. Institutional stamps on titlepages. Some light soiling and dampstaining An extensive run of Utah laws A remarkable and nearly complete run of the early session laws of the Utah Territory, encompassing a number of early Salt Lake City imprints. The volume for the first session is, of course, the first collection of Utah Territory laws. It includes interesting statutes related to ranching, for example concerning brand books and enclosures. The acts of the fourth session did not appear separately, but are found only in the 1855 Acts, published in Great Salt Lake City by Joseph Cain, 1855, and present in this run. These volumes contain a wealth of information on Brigham Young and other Mormon pioneers, the incorporation of cities and counties, the building of roads, the establishment of industry, and all aspects of Utah life of the period. The laws encompass the founding of the territory, the Mormon War, the Civil War period, and the coming of the transcontinental railroad in 1869. The volumes are as follows: 1) Acts, Resolutions, and Memorials, Passed by the First Annual, and Special Sessions, of the Legislative Assembly, of the Territory of Utah, Begun and Held at Great Salt Lake City, on the 22nd day of September. 2) Acts and Resolutions Passed at the Second Annual Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah. Great Salt Lake City: George Hales, 1853. 168,[1]pp. McMurtrie 19. 3) Acts and Resolutions Passed at the Third Annual Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah. Great Salt Lake City: Arieh C. Brower, 1854. 39,[1]pp. McMurtrie 22. 4) Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah. Great Salt Lake City: Joseph Cain, 1855. 460pp. McMurtrie 27. 5) Resolutions, Acts and Memorials Passed at the Fifth Annual Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah: Convened at Fillmore City, Dec. 11, 1855. Great Salt Lake City. 1855. 51pp. McMurtrie 32. 6) Acts and Resolutions Passed by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, during the Sixth Annual Session, 1856-7. Great Salt Lake City: James McKnight, 1857. 211pp. McMurtrie 34. 7) Acts and Resolutions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah: Eighth Annual Session - for the Years 1858-9. also Memorials to Congress. Great Salt Lake City: J. McKnight, 1859. 39,ii pp. McMurtrie 37. 8) Acts, Resolutions and Memorials Passed by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, during the Ninth Annual Session, for the Years 1859-60. Great Salt Lake City: John S. Davis, 1860. iv,44pp. McMurtrie 40. 9) Acts, Resolutions and Memorials Passed by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, during the Tenth Annual Session, for the Years 1860-61. Great Salt Lake City: Elias Smith, 1861. [2],50pp. 10) Acts, Resolutions and Memorials Passed by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, during the Eleventh Annual Session, for the Years 1861-62. Great Salt Lake City: Elias Smith, 1862. 60pp. 11) Acts, Resolutions and Memorials Passed by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, during the Twelfth Annual Session, for the Years 1862-63. Great Salt Lake City: Elias Smith, 1863. 15pp. 12) Acts, Resolutions and Memorials Passed by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, during the Thirteenth Annual Session, for the Years 1863-64. Great Salt Lake City: Henry McEwan, 1864. 52pp. 13) Acts, Resolutions and Memorials Passed by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, during the Fourteenth Annual Session, for the Years 1864---65. Great Salt Lake City: Henry McEwan, 1865. 92pp. 14) Acts, Resolutions and Memorials Passed and Adopted during the Sixteenth Annual Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah. Great Salt Lake City: James A. Thompson, 1867. i [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Hamburg, 30. XI. 1878. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit zwei kleinen Handskizzen. An einen Dr. Lohr über die Herstellung eines optischen Gerätes: "[.] Am besten ist es die Richtung der Schlieren senkrecht zur Richtung der abzubildenden Theilstriche zu setzen [.]". - Hugo Schröder betrieb eine optische Werkstatt in Hamburg , wo er u. a. Objektive für Teleskope herstellte. - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 15.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1878. ONE OF 1,000 UNNUMBERED COPIES n. Hardcover. 57 x 38 mm (2 1/4 x 1 1/2"). 2 p.l., 499, [1] (colophon) pp. ONE OF 1,000 UNNUMBERED COPIES. Pleasing contemporary green morocco, covers gilt with double fillet border enclosing a frame of fleurs-de-lys, large central fleuron, scrolling foliate cornerpieces; raised bands flanked by double gilt rules, spine panels with small central lozenge, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. With an engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Grolier Club "A Short List of Microscopic Books," p. 129. Bondy, p. 95; Spielman 114. Spine and upper board uniformly sunned to hazel brown, title page with overall light browning, otherwise very fine, the binding with virtually no wear, and the text extremely clean, fresh, and smooth. This is a very famous miniature edition of the great Italian classic, affectionately known as the "Dantino" or "Little Dante." Spielman thought the type (known as "flies' eyes" and measuring about two-point) was "the smallest ever employed." Whether that claim remains true, the Grolier Club's "Miniature Books: 4,000 Years of Tiny Treasures" reported that working with this type, which is scarcely visible to the naked eye, "is said to have injured the eyesight of both the compositor and corrector." The type was originally cast in 1850 but was not used for another 17 years. The Brothers Salmin in Padua began work on this edition in 1867, which was finally completed on June 9, 1878. The Grolier Club reports that "It took one month to print 30 pages, and new types were necessary for every new form." The work was originally issued with Salmin named as publisher on the title page, but Milan publisher Ulrico Hoepli bought pages from the Paduan publishing house and released it with a new title page bearing his own imprint. The present copy is very well preserved and attractively bound.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        A CATALOGUE OF BLUE AND WHITE NANKIN PORCELAIN FORMING THE COLLECTION OF SIR HENRY THOMPSON, Illustrated by the autotype process from drawings by James Whistler, Edq and Sir Henry Thompson

      London, Ellis and White, 1878. FIRST EDITION 1878, "Only two hundred and twenty copies printed, of which one hundred are for private circulation" - Half-title page verso, ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION BY HENRY THOMPSON, SIGNED WITH HIS INITIALS,   4to, approximately 260 x 200 mm, 10 x 8 inches, 26 plates with sepia and black colouring, many with more than 1 image, pages: vii, 67, Preface by M. Marks.  Bound in original publisher's special light green cloth gilt all over, with roses and thorny branches embossed in the green cloth, expertly rebacked with original gilt backstrip laid down, no label or lettering, top edges gilt, the others untrimmed, original endpapers retained.  New cloth showing at top and bottom of spine and on hinges, spine gilt somewhat rubbed, corners slightly worn and very slightly bumped, endpapers very lightly browned, contents otherwise very nice.  A very good copy housed in a fine custom made clamshell box, dark green morocco spine over green cloth sides, gilt patterned dividing line, 2 gilt raised bands, richly gilt and gilt lettered on spine.  Henry Thompson has drawn a plate on the front endpaper and coloured it with a pale brown wash, in the centre he has written: "To J. C. J. from his friend T. H. 1878". Thompson collaborated on the illustrations with James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), who was one of the most prominent artists of the Aesthetic Movement, which advocated "art for art's sake." 20 of the illustrations are by WHISTLER, with his butterfly monogram.  MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Comment on devient sorcier. Les secrets de la prestidigitation et de la magie.

      Paris, Calmann Levy, 1878. - Hld. d. Zt., Rückentitel in Goldprägung, Rücken berieben, Ecken u. Kanten etwas bestoßen, Reste eines Papieretiketts auf dem vorderen Einbanddeckel, Bibliotheksstempel auf dem Titelblatt, Text teils stockfleckig,von Seite 65 -132 seitlicher Wasserfleck ( Textteil nicht betroffen), auf Seite 39 Seiteneinriss oben von ca. 3 cm. Exlibris, 391 S. Trotz der Mängel allgemein guterhaltenes ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Avec de nombreuse gravures. In französischer Sprache. pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Klabund, 1090 Wien]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        El vecino de enfrente Juguete cómico en un acto y en verso

      Barcelona, Establecimiento Topográfico de Salvador Manero, 1878. 4to.; 33 pp. Cubiertas mudas en papel.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Action of Light on Selenium. Received May 18, - Read June 15, 1876.

      (London, Harrison and Sons, 1878). 4to. In the original wrappers. Offprint from "Philosophical Transactions" 1877 - Vol. 167. Author and title written in light pencil to front wrapper. Wrappers with a bit of soiling and part of spine is missing. Corners bended. Internally fine and clean. Pp. 313-349.. First edition, in the extremely rare offprint, of Adams and Day's landmark paper, in which they demonstrated that electricity could be produced from light without moving parts, eventually leading to the modern solar cell. It is here that Adams shows for the first time that the discovery of Willoughby Smith - that the conductivity of selenium is due only to the effect of light - is correct and furthermore that light has an effect on the resistance of selenium and that light generates electrical currents in selenium. Two years later Adams expanded the work and published 'Solar Heat'. Here he described his "Power Tower Concept", which to this day remains the basis of solar plants.William Grylls Adams (1836 - 1915), professor of Natural Philosophy at King's College, London, and brother of the famous astronomer John Couch Adams (1819-1892), was President of the Physical Society of London from 1878 to 1880. In 1872 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and in 1875 delivered their Bakerian Lecture. He was president of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and of the mathematical and physical section of the British Association.His greatest achievement lies in demonstrating the seminal discovery that electricity could be produced from light without moving parts. The road to this discovery was begun in 1839 when Becquerel discovered that illumination of one of two metal plates in a dilute acid changed the electromotive force. Another French scientist, Auguste Mouchout, followed up on Becquerel's discovery, but it was not until 1876, when Adams and Richard Evans Day discovered that illuminating a junction between selenium and platinum has a photovoltaic effect, that the foundation for the documented use of solar thermal power was laid [with the publication of the present paper]. "From a historical viewpoint, it is of interest to note that the first experiments on the generation of solar thermal power in India were conducted by an Englishman, William Adams, about one hundred years ago. Adams stayed in Coloba, Mumbai and performed his experiments in the compound of his bungalow. He used a sphecical reflector 12 m in diameter, made from sheets of glass mirror. The sun's rays were focussed on a boiler having a capacity of about 60 litres and the steam generated was used to drive a 2.5 HP steam pump. Adams's work is described in a book written by him entitled "Solar Heat - A Substitute for Fuel in Tropical Countries for Heating Steam Boilers and Other Purposes" (Education Society's Press, Byculla, Bombay, 1878)." (Sukhatme & Neyak, "Solar Energy. Principles of Thermal Collection and Storage", p. 48)"William Grylls Adams was and English scientist who taught as a professor in the department of Natural Philosophy at King's College. He is notable for his contribution to the discovery of the photoelectric effect, on which all solar energy applications are based. He was inspired by Auguste Mouchout's invention of the solar steam engine. With the intent of making improvements to Mouchot's design, Adams began to experiment with different materials and designs. In 1876, working in conjunction with his student, Richard Day, he discovered that selenium produced electricity when exposed to sunlight. Using the selenium, he then added mirrors to the design to concentrate sunlight on the engine. This design came to be known as the power tower concept and is still in use today." (Smith & Taylor, "Renewable and Alternative Energy resources: A Reference Handbook", 2008, pp. 1556-56).Wheeler Gift, No. 3856. Shiers "Early Televison", no. 73

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
 20.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        Portraitphotographie mit eigenh. Widmung und U.

      Paris, 18. V. 1878. - 150:100 mm. Brustportrait des alternden Komponisten, im oberen Rand mit Widmung "Souvenir de Jacques Offenbach" für den Münchner Bildhauer und Architekten Lorenz Gedon (1843-83). Zu dem Zeitpunkt arbeitete Offenbach, dessen Ansehen als Komponist seit dem Deutsch-Französischen Krieg stark abgenommen hatte, an seinem berühmtesten und eigentümlichsten Werk, "Les Contes d'Hoffmann". - Atelierphoto von J. M. Mora, New York, auf Karton mit gedr. Signet. Vermutlich entstand das Portrait auf Offenbachs Tournee durch Amerika im Frühjahr und Sommer 1876. - Leicht fleckig, obere Ecke mit Knickspur, verso von fremder Hd. bezeichnet. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Woodcuts of British Fishes

      London: James Toovey, 1878. One of only 50 copies, a presentation copy to Thomas Baring. One of only 25 copies printed, for presentation, on India paper. 25 woodcuts, including the title vignette, 18 of fish and 7 of men fishing in various spots including Alnwick Castle, each woodcut appearing on a separate page. 8vo., bound in contemporary russia backed marbled paper covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Rubbed at extremities otherwise a very good, fresh copy. With a manuscript presentation inscription on the front free endpaper "Thomas Baring Esq with the Publisher's Compts." and with the booklabel of Thomas Baring on the front pastedown. Tattersfield in his descriptive catalogue of Bewick's work lists this book as no.14 of 'Specious Pretences'. According to him the 18 cuts of fishes were an unidentified London trade engraver and first appeared in an 1825 edition of Walton & Cotton's Complete Angler, the 6 vignettees were by Isaac Nicholson and very much after Thomas Bewick. These vignettes first appeared in a series of pamphlets the Fisher's Garland, issued by Emerson Charnley between 1821 and 1843. The story goes that all these woodblocks were bought by the collector Edward Basil Jupp and then bought at his sale in 1878 by the bookseller James Toovey who then issued them as here hoping that the blocks were by Bewick, whose style they closely resembled. Tattershall states that there were 50 copies printed. This copy suggests 25, perhaps 25 were printed for presentation and the rest were for sale.

 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Photographie originale parue dans la "Galerie contemporaine des illustrations françaises" (19 x 23 cm, épreuve en photoglyptie contrecollée sur une grande planche légendée, vers 1878).

      - Beau portrait du poète à la fin de sa vie attribué au photographe Stanislas comte Ostrorog, dit Walery.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Vignes]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Hawaiian Almanac and Annual for 1878. Centennial Issue. A Hand Book of Valuable and Statistical Information Relating to the Hawaiian Islands

      Honolulu: H. L. Sheldon, Printer, 1878. original printed light green wrappers. Spine and edges of wrappers barely browned, front wrapper with tiny tear in margin, else a very attractive copy. Octavo..

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books ]
 24.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        LES PARCS ET JARDINS Créés Et Exécutés Par F. Duvilliers... Deuxième partie Comprenant 40 Planches avec texte.

      Chez L'Auteur,: Paris: , 1878. Paris: Chez L'Auteur, 1878. The rare second volume, issued 7 years after the first. Not seen by Ganay, who knew that it had been announced but doubted that it had actually appeared. Duvillers (also identified as Duvillers-Chasseloup) came to Paris in 1832 where he studied botany, served as a gardener, and introduced himself as a compositeur of gardens through horticultural and universal expositions throughout the mid-century. He was largely self-published, apparently in a somewhat erratic fashion. As Isabelle Levêque has pointed out in CREATEURS DE JARDINS ET DE PAYSAGES EN FRANCE DU XIXe SIÈCLE AU XXI SIECLE, p. 26, not all of the items in his own bibliography can be located (a good number of his publications are listed on the lower board of the binding) and a good number of the garden plans illustrated in PARC ET JARDINS were never actually built (perhaps as a consequence of the Franco-Prussian War) in spite of the authorization signatures on the plates. One of his known executed projects, the plan for Sefton park in the public garden at Liverpool, is shown; also illustrated here with an attractive double page (49-50) plate is the "parc agricole et paysagist (verger, potager, fleuriste et fruitier)" for Solomon de Rothschild, Isle de Puteaux, at the château Suresnes. Although the illustration of the jardin paysagiste at Castres, Tarn, is shown, the promenade was never achieved. The concluding plan is of Duvillers's own garden at 15 avenue de Saxe, Paris. The handsome, detailed, dated plans with legends, elevations and, occasionally, illustrations of fabriques and other garden structures are accompanied by informative text. They offer an excellent view of the professional stature or aspiration of the landscape and garden designer so well represented by Duvillers. Although the plans recall the much earlier pattern book of Gabriel Thouin, this was work intended to be executed in a practical application of style and form. Isabelle Levêque (in CREATEURS p.25-26) comments: " On y acquiert une vision transversale et originale du jardin et du parc entre 1836 et 1879 à travers quartre-vingts planches de projets commentés." A list of sovereigns who welcomed the work is included in the text. With two slightly different prospectuses for the book laid in. see Ganay 282. Folio (49.3 x 34); viii + (81-) 160 + 40 engraved plates numbered 41-80; two prospectuses (each 2ff.) laid in. Original printed boards scuffed, old stains, but the printed text is clear; rebacked in cloth, as with the original; new endpapers; internally very good to fine.

      [Bookseller: Hinck & Wall]
 25.   Check availability:     Hinck & Wall     Link/Print  


      THE VOYAGE OF THE CHALLENGER THE ATLANTIC.  Sir C. Wyville Thomson.  NY:  Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1878, 1st. American edition, 2 volumes, xx, 17-391/ viii, 9-340 pp., ads (iv). ***  The sub-title is as follows ?" A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of H.M.S. 'Challenger' During the Years 1873 and the Early Part of the Year 1876. ***  A landmark scientific expedition that collected huge amounts of data on islands, flora, fauna, weather, currents, depths, and marine life.  With a large number of engraved plates and text illustrations, folding weather tables and maps. ***  Bound in dark green cloth boards and spines with stamped pictorial gilt on front covers, gilt lettering on spines, beveled edges.  The covers have light wear and soil, some minor spotting, a small spot of slight discoloration on the spine of vol. 1.  The contents are clean and complete in good bindings. *** 9 inches tall by 6.25 inches

      [Bookseller: The Sangre Book Company]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Burma Past and Present with personal Reminiscences of the Country. Vol. I-II.

      London, C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1878. XIV + (2) + 355 + VIII + (2) + 348 s. 2 portretter i stålstikk. 13 plansjer, hvorav 10 fargeplansjer i chromolitografi. 5 illustrasjoner i teksten, hvorav 3 helsides. Foldet kart. Samt. røde skinnbd. men gulldekor på ryggen. Litt sprukket i ytre falser. Ryggen litt skrapet. Merke etter etikett på nedre del av rygg. Litt brunplettet. 2 plansjer litt fuktskjoldet i nedre marg. Kartet med rift samt med reparert rift.. Cont. red half calf. Spine gilt. 2 steel-engraved plates. 13 plates, of which 10 chromolitograpic plates. 5 illustrations in text (3 full-page). 1 folding map. Joints split. Spine rubbed. Small traces after labels at foot of spines. 2 plates dampstained in lower margin. Occasional light foxing

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
 27.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        Für die ganz Kleinen

      4to. Stuttgart: W. Nitzschke, [1878]. 4to, pictorial chromolithographed thick leaves comprising 26 plates of images. Original boards, modern cloth backstrip. A very good copy of a great rarity. Krahe 45. - Krahe, Spielwelt 43 und S. 38-39, S. 180 (mit Abbildung). - Ries S. 710, 1. ?Erste Ausgabe. - Erstes Anschauungsbilderbuch Meggendorfers, eine "besondere Raritat" (Krahe, Spielwelt). - Das bunte Allerlei des Bilderbuches "erweist sich als bildliches Inventarverzeichnis, mit dessen Hilfe sich fast das gesamte Werk Meggendorfers aufschlusseln lasst .. Igel, Eule, Eichhornchen, Schildkrote, Krebs, Salamander, Lowe, Elefant und Ziegenbock an der Futterkrippe, sie alle tauchen im Lauf der kommenden Jahre erneut als lebende Bilder auf .. Auch die Musikinstrumente werden der Reihe nach hervorgeholt, angefangen beim Piano, das der Klavierspieler in den Lebenden Bildern bearbeitet, bis hin zum Horn, mit dem das 'Gigerl' sein Abendkonzert veranstaltet. Alles war von Anfang an da, und es blieb uber die lange Zeitspanne seines Wirkens immer gegenwartig" (Krahe, Spielwelt).? First edition. - First demonstrative picture book by Meggendorfer, an "absolut rarity" (Krahe, Spielwelt). No copy in North America or the UK; four copies in Europe (all Germany). No copy listed on ABPC; one copy in European auction records (Ketterer Kunst 2011). Note: one image in the book is dated ?1878?; also, at the front is an image lettered ?ABC? and, as the book is 26 pages (each page perhaps with a common denominator that is self-evident in German), it is an ABC book itself.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
 28.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        La Colonisation française en Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances; comprenant les itinéraires de France à Nouméa, par l'Australie, le Cap et l'Amérique; le tracé kilométrique d'un voyage à pied autour de la Grande Terre; des statistiques sur la colonie et l'Australie

      Paris, but Nouméa: Challamel Aine, c., 1878. Quarto, with an mounted photographic view of Nouméa, five folding maps printed in colour, a folding table and five lithographic plates; with a suite of 73 lithographic illustrations (including separate title-page) comprising a detailed route map of a walk through the island; a fine uncut copy in recent cloth. The first major work on New Caledonia, this is also the first book to have been printed in Nouméa, and is rare. An authoritative and detailed account of New Caledonia, it was published at the height of the communard deportations, when French political prisoners were exiled to the farthest reaches of the globe under French influence.Although formally published by Challamel in Paris, this was in fact completely printed in Nouméa with the exception of the five coloured maps, which were prepared in Paris. The second part of the work, a lithographically printed route map of 73 pages detailing a journey around the Grande Terre, is quite a remarkable achievement; it has its own title-page: "Itinéraire Kilométrique. Voyage a à pied en Nlle. Calédonie par Ch. Lemire 1877... Nouméa, Lith. - E. Melin".Not recorded by Ferguson, despite significant Australian content.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Burma Past and Present: with Personal Reminiscences of the Country

      London: Kegan Paul, 1878. 1st ed. Hardcover. Near Fine. 2 vols. frontises, illustrations (10 of which are chromolithographs, including one of an orchid named after Fytche), folding map, xiv, 355, viii, 348p. Original green cloth. 22cm. Bookplates removed from front endpapers, leaving remnants and damage to endpapers. Sound and quite attractive. Fytche served as Chief Commissioner of British Burma from 1867 to 1871.

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
 31.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        Die Reptilien und Fische der b"hmischen Kreideformation.

      Prag Selbstverlag ; 1878 - EA; ca35x26 cm; (4) 44 (2) Seiten mit 66 Textholzschnitten plus 10 meist farbig lith. Tafeln (mit jeweils einem Blatt Erkl„rungen dazwischen); Originalhalbleinwandeinband mit Deckeltitel (Einband bestoáen und fleckig, Stempel auf Vorsatz, alle Bl„tter und Tafeln mit braunem Feuchtigkeitsrand im unteren Blattviertel) MIT WIDMUNG "DER VERFASSER" AUF VORDERDECKEL! 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut Grand papier

      Paris: Lemerre, 1878. Fine. Lemerre, Paris 1878, Pet. in-8 (13x20cm), 261pp., relié. - Edition on Velin paper on China after 50 and Watmann. Illustrated with a portrait of Braquemont and eight purposes and Inserts by beautiful Monzies from Plover and Pasquier. Half morocco navy vintage signed David corners. Back to nerves and ornate mosaic of red diamonds. Nets on the boards. Golden head. Copy uncut (editing is usually in the format in-12), with wide margins. Superb example of perfect freshness. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition sur papier Velin après 50 sur chine et sur Watmann. Illustrée d'un portrait de Braquemont et de huit fins et beaux hors-texte par Monzies d'après Gravelot et Pasquier. Demi Maroquin marine à coins d'époque signé David. Dos à nerfs richement orné et mosaïqué de losanges rouges. Filets sur les plats. Tête dorée. Exemplaire non rogné (l'édition se trouve habituellement dans le format in-12), à grandes marges. Superbe exemplaire, d'une parfaite fraîcheur.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Les Caffiéri. Sculpteurs et fondeurs-ciseleurs. Étude sur la statuaire et sur l'art du bronze en France au XVIIe et au XVIIIe siècle. Avec sept gravures à l'eau-forte par Maurice Leloir et plusieurs Fac-Simile d'autographes.

      Paris. 1878. Leks8vo. Praktfullt vinrødt skinnryggbind med rik ryggforgylling og innlagte arbeider i grønt skinn på ryggen. Marmorerte dekler. Topp gullsnitt. Ubeskåret. xv, 542 s. Noen illustrasjoner.. Med hilsen fra forfatteren.Fremre, indre fals reparert

      [Bookseller: Damms Antikvariat]
 34.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        Pyramus und Thisbe".

      - Pinsel in Grau, Bleistift und Feder in Schwarz und Grau, auf Velin, mit Bleistift umrandet, links unten signiert „E. Hesse."; auf Untersatz montiert, dort betitelt. 12,9:19,9 cm. Der als Zeichner, Illustrator, aber auch als Bildhauer tätige Hesse studierte seit 1878 an der Kunstakademie in Dresden und war 1883/84 Schüler von T. Grosses (1829-1891). Er fertigte Tusch- und Schabzeichnungen an, die Themen entstammten meist Märchen und Sagen, die er auch illustrierte. Daneben sind Studienköpfe überliefert. Die literarische Vorlage des tragischen Schicksals von Pyramus und Thisbe stammt aus Ovids Metamorphosen. Hesse stellt das babylonische Liebespaar, das ein nächtliches Treffen unter einem Maulbeerbaum verabredet hatte, um vor den Eltern zu fliehen, kurz nach dem Tode von Pyramus dar. Er glaubte seine Geliebte von einem Löwen – im Hintergrund links – getötet und wählte den Freitod mit dem Schwert. Thisbe, den Toten findend, wählte in ihrer Verzweiflung das gleiche Schicksal. Die nächtliche Situation suchte Hesse mit grauer Lavierung zu betonen, wenn auch die Szenerie durch eine unbestimmte Lichtquelle die Figurengruppe mit dem trauernden Herold rechts im Vordergrund hervorhebt.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Random Casts; or Odds and Ends From an Angler's Note Book, By E.M.E

      New York: Derby Brothers, 27 Park Place, 1878. First edition. 175 pp. 1 vols. Sm 8vo. Stitched. Originl printed upper wrapper, with some loss, lower wrapper and spine perished. Interior fine. In brown cloth folding box. First edition. 175 pp. 1 vols. Sm 8vo. RARE. Genial, and frequently lyrical, recollections of angling adventures. Bruns M182; Wetzel, p. 183; not in Heckscher

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Life and Adventures of Wilburn Waters, the Famous Hunter and Trapper of White Top Mountain; embracing early history of Southwestern Virginia, Sufferings of the pioneers, etc, etc

      Richmond: G.W. Gary, 1878. First edition. Pp. xiv, [xv-xvi, blank], [17]-265. 1 vols. 12mo. Original blue cloth, gilt titling on spine. Fine copy. Bookplate of Joseph Y. Jeanes of Philadelphia, and another. First edition. Pp. xiv, [xv-xvi, blank], [17]-265. 1 vols. 12mo. Wilburn Waters. The first part of this interesting book consists of the account of the life and adventures of Wilburn Waters, a mountain man of southwestern Virginia and his encounters with wolf, deer and bear. The second consists of various historical articles from the pages of the Abingdon Virginian, among them accounts of the Indian captivities of Katy Sage (1792) and Mrs. Archibald Scott (1785). VERY SCARCE. Not in Ayer; Phillips p. 81; Howes C507; Graff 776

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Hector Servadac

      98 illustrations, At the end of the book, two pages of adverts, 'Works of Jules Verne', and 'New Books', Jules Verne. Hector Servadac. New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1878. First American edition. Octavo. 370 pages. Numerous illustrations in text. Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. Publisher's cloth with lavish gilt decoration. List of Jules Verne Works, The Authorized Editions, list 6 titles with number 6 being "Hector Servadac", Pictorial Red and Green cloth

      [Bookseller: Fantasyland Collectables]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Un coin de la vie de misère EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Librairie générale, 1878. Fine. Librairie générale, Paris 1878, 11x18cm, relié. - First Edition. Binding half chocolate shagreen, spine with four nerves with small traces of friction dotted and decorated with gilded finials, original golden tail, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats paper bowl, contemporary binding. Precious autograph dedication of the author (Jules) Barbey d'Aurevilly. Small scattered spots affecting mainly the first pages. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin chocolat, dos à quatre nerfs comportant de petites traces de frottements orné de pointillés et de fleurons dorés, initiales dorées en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi de l'auteur à (Jules) Barbey d'Aurevilly. Petites rousseurs éparses affectant principalement les premiers feuillets.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        HERNÁN CORTÉS. Descubrimiento y Conquista de México. Narración dramática (Obra completa en cuatro tomos: I, II, III, IV)

      Felipe González Editor, Madrid 1878 - Encuadernación en holandesa. Edición ilustrada con láminas fuera de texto y un índice de colocación de láminas de los cuatro tomos . Tapa del primer tomo levemente restaurada. ( 697pp.+ 635pp. 803 pp+ 1229 pp.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros Podalirio]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Whittaker & Co 1878 - First edition. Original green cloth titled and decorated in black to the upper cover and gilt to the spine. Author's presentation copy, inscribed to the front blank, "Edwin Isak Esq. with the Author's Compts". A very good copy indeed with a little light wear to the corners. Hinges slightly tender, but internally fresh. Title page printed in red and black. Tales and anecdotes on wine from ancient times to the contemporary, with sections on wine in literature and poetry and on punch and mulled wine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Der Stand der Chinesischen Geschichtschreibung in dem Zeitalter der sung.

      In Commission bei Karl Gerold's Sohn, Wien 1878 - Wien: In Commission bei Karl Gerold's Sohn, 1878. 98pp. Quarter dark green cloth of spine & marbled boards. Front & rear cover sl.sunned & rubbed. Its spine sunned. Sl.spotted on upper part of spine. All edges partly sunned. Ex-libris (N.NISHIDA) on front ep. Small ink notation on rear ep. Front & rear fly leaf partly sunned. Upper part of all pages sl.bended & wrinkled. Partly spotted on title page & some pages. Gutter of 4-13pp. partly stained & sl.torn. 30.3x24.5cm.

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
 42.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Colored Cadet at West Point. Autobiography of Lieut. Henry Ossian Flipper, U.S.A., First Graduate of Color From the U.S. Military Academy

      New York: Homer Lee & Co, 1878. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 portraits (including frontis), 322p. Original green cloth. Gilt design on front and backstrip. 19cm. Recased. New endpapers. Ends of backstrip had frayed and were reinforced when recased. One portrait has some foxing, a small edge stain, and no tissue guard. Former owner's name. Flipper, the first African American to graduate from West Point, had his army career cut short by rampant racism and his own mistaken actions. Flipper died in 1940, His dishonorable discharge was changed to honorable in 1976. President Clinton issued a full pardon to Flipper in 1997. We've had copies in blue, green, and maroon cloth and are unaware of any priority among the different colors.

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
 43.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Atlas of the Maritime Provinces of the Dominion of Canada, With Historical and Geological Descriptions, Drawn on the Rectangular Polyconic Projection, from the British Admiratly Charts, The National Boundry Survey, Official Plans, Railway Surveys, Latest and Most Reliable Maps, and New Surveys made by the Authors

      St. John, N.B.: Roe Brothers (A.D. & W.B. Roe), 1878. . FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING OF THIS UNCOMMON ATLAS 16" x 12-3/4", (4), [5]-95 pages plus [4] directory. New . leather binding, preserving original black cloth, front with gilt tooled type. Old light waterstains on some page edges outside border not affecting any maps, otherwise, good+ or better condition. Complete with all pages and maps. Drawn and Published by Roe Brothers, St. John, N.B., illustrated, 1878. Canadian atlas, detailed, nicely hand colored county, province, geological, outline maps, with sections on history, minerals, Magdalin Islands, and Newfoundland. Fourteen pages of descriptive text at front including data on temperature, population, schools,products, geology, and bankingGeological Maps of the Maritime Province of the Dominion of Canada Page 16-17Map of the Maritime Provinces of the Dominion of Canada Page 20-22County of Restigouche and Madawaska, New Brunswick Page 24-25County of Gloucester, New Brunswick Page 27County of Victoria, New Brunswick Page 27County of Carleton, New Brunswick Page 29County of York, New Brunswick Page 31County of Charlotte, New Brunswick Page 33County of Northumberland, New Brunswick Page 38-39County of Kent, New Brunswick Page 41Counties of Sunbury and Queens, New Brunswick Page 43County of Kings, New Brunswick Page 45County of St. John, New Brunswick Page 47County of Westmoreland and Albert, New Bunswick Page 49County of Cumberland, Nova Scotia Page 51County of Colchester, Nova Scotia Page 53County of Hants, Nova Scotia Page 55County of Kings, Nova Scotia Page 57County of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Page 59Coutnies of Annapolis and Queens, Nova Scotia Page 61Counties of Yarmouth and Shelburne, Nova Scotia Page 63County of Digby, Nova Scotia Page 65County of Halifax, Nova Scotia Page 67Counties of Yarmouth and Shelburne, Nova Scotia Page 69Counties of Antigonish and Guysborough, Nova Scotia Page 71Counties of Inverness and Victoria, Nova Scotia Page 74-75Counties of Cape Breton and Richmond, Nova Scotia Page 77Counties of Queens and Kings, Prince Edward Island Page 79County of Prince, Prince Edward Island Page 81Map of the City of St. John and Town of Portland, N.B. Page 83Chatham, Northumberland Co. N.B.: Charlottetown, Queens Co. P.E.I.: New Castle, Northumberland Co. N.B.: Moncton, Westmoreland Co. N.B. Page 87St. Stephen Page 89St. Andrews Page 91Moncton Page 94-95Directory (4pp.).

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
 44.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Two volumes of nineteenth century South Australian Parliamentary Papers relating to ports and harbors, together with a small quantity of related manuscript material, collected by Geoffrey Ingleton. They are uniformly and handsomely bound in quarter morocco and buckram, with contrasting title-labels on the spines ('Early Port of Adelaide Parliamentary Papers, 1869-1878' and 'Early South Australian Ports. Parliamentary Papers, 1869-1880'); typed title leaves (signed by Ingleton) and lists of contents are included

      - The first volume contains eleven Parliamentary Papers (in all, 98 pages plus 7 plans or charts) plus a printed broadside and 11 manuscript documents totalling 19 pages. The documents, all dated 1878, include a proof copy of the Report of the Board of Advice (one page foolscap folio, signed in ink by the State Treasurer, and third-time Premier, James Boucaut, with a few minor corrections in pencil by Captain Frederick Howard, Chairman of the Board), a four-page draft report on Largs Bay - Semaphore Jetty Beach Boats (with a cover note initialled by Boucaut) and a two-page draft 'Report on probable effect of sea outlet for sewerage [sic] of Adelaide' by Howard. It also contains a large broadside (570 x 295 mm, printed in four columns, recto only) headed 'Outer Harbour at Marino. Public Meeting at Brighton. "South Australian Register", August 31, 1878'. The most substantial Parliamentary Paper is 'Report of the Select Committee . on Holdfast Bay Pier and Railway Bill 1869-70 (SAPP 209 of 1870; vi, 53 pages plus a small plan of Sandridge Old Pier). The best of the maps are Goalen's 1875 'Port Adelaide' (610 x 870 mm) and 'Plan of Proposed Harbour at Marino' (330 x 540 mm). The second volume contains twelve Parliamentary Papers, five of them duplicates of those in the first volume (in all, 216 pages plus 2 maps and a plan, but lacking the three plans from one duplicated paper, 'Ocean Steamer Accommodation' [SAPP 108 of 1878]; 3 pages plus an additional leaf, printed later and not present in the first volume). The most substantial paper is 'Report of the Select Committee . into the Desirability of forming an Outer Harbor (SAPP 113 of 1876; viii, 122 pages). The other maps are a folding 'Plan of Port Adelaide (342 x 251 mm) and 'Marino Bay with Proposed Breakwater' (400 x 555 mm). Most of the maps and charts are detached, and some have a few tears; there is sporadic foxing to the printed material, but overall the condition is excellent. Further details are available on request. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian ANZAAB/ILAB]
 45.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     563 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2019 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.