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        Illustrirtes Conchylienbuch

      Nürnberg Bauer & Raspe 1 Auflage dieser Ausgabe XVI 143 (1) Seiten; Seiten145-391 (1) 28 cm Halbleder gebunden fadengeheftet Buntpapierbezug der Deckel Lederecken vier angedeutete Bünde geprägte Rückenbeschriftung Sprache: deutsch 1878 - sehr gut erhaltene Bände, die Einbände wurden aufgearbeitet und stabilisiert. Hier wurde der Lederanteil hergerichtet und mit gleichfarbigem Leder unterlegt, der Zustand der Bände ist sehr gut, es gibt einen Leimdurchschlag an allen Vorsätzen, je einen kleinen Namensstempel (Royer) einer Privatperson auf den festen Vorsätzen oben links, dort auch ein kleiner Klebezettel (J. Fr. Borcherding), es gibt wenige Stockflecke, es wurden verschiedene Papiere benutzt, keine Randbemerkungen und Eintragungen, die Bindung ist fest und stabil, mit 112 Tafeln 2850 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bernhard]
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        Illustrirtes Conchylienbuch., (in 2 Bänden),

      Nürnberg, Bauer & Raspe, 1878,. - Mit 112 Tafeln (kollationiert), XVI, 143 Seiten; Seiten 145-391 (1), ORDENTLICHE EXEMPLARE, die Rücken wurden fachgerecht restauriert, mit wenigen Randbemerkungen und Eintragungen Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 4°, schwarzes ilustriertes OHln 1. Auflage dieser Ausgabe, 2 Bände (komplett).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Im Baldreit]
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        HANNIBAL'S MAN AND OTHER TALES. THE ARGUS CHRISTMAS STORIES .

      Albany: The Argus Company, Printers, 1878 - 12mo, pp. [1-2] [1-11] 12-371 [372: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated bevel-edged green cloth, front and rear panels stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold and black, brown coated endpapers. First edition. Collects six stories including the title fantasy, several Christmas ghost stories and the important short SF novel "The Secret of Apollonius Septrio," a tale of the evolution of man and the fate of a scientist who discovers a means to prolong human life and suffers a bizarre fate in the far future. ".a marvelous visionary fantasy spanning the centuries to witness the future evolution of mankind." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-99. ".one of the most imaginative early science fiction stories of evolution and one- way time travel." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 952. Bleiler, Science Fiction: The Early Years 1232. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 464. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 129. Bleiler (1978), p. 114. Reginald 08268. Wright (III) 3146. Early owner's signature on front flyleaf. Edges of text block just a bit age-darkened, a fine, bright copy. An uncommon book that is rarely found in this condition. (#149674) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Autograph Letter, signed("Henry W. Longellow"), in answer to an unidentified recipient, discussing his (Longfellow's) translation of "Las coplas" of the Spanish poet, Jorge Manrique

      Cambridge, [Mass.], 1878. 1-1/2 pages, in ink, on a single sheet. 12mo. Fine. 1-1/2 pages, in ink, on a single sheet. 12mo. On His Translation of "Las Coplas" of Jorge Manrique. Longfellow considered the 15th-century Spaniard's poem, "Coplas por la muerte de su padre" to be the "most beautiful Moral poem" in the Spanish language. His translation of it in 1833 became his first book (v. BAL 12054) and in this letter, written nearly a half century later, Longfellow wriites: "...The lines you send me are from a Spaniish poem by Don Jorge Manique, on the death of his father. "If you have at hand a copy of my poems, you will find there a translation of the whole piece under the [/title of "Coplas de Manrique" "The version you have sent me differs somewhat from mine, and I think it is froma Review, of which the writer unknown to me ...".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA. A NARRATIVE OF THE ARCTIC EXPEDITION OF 1875-6

      London. 1878.. 83pp. plus map and fifteen color plates with separate printed caption leaves. Illus. Folio. Publisher's original blue cloth, decoratively stamped in gilt and black, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down. Boards slightly soiled, corners worn. Tiny stamp on titlepage (likely by the publisher), minor marginal thumb-soiling, light dampstain in bottom gutter. Very good. A lavishly illustrated account of the Nares Expedition on the ships Alert and Discovery. Though the expedition was cut short by scurvy, the Alert reached the highest latitude ever reached by ship. Moss was the surgeon aboard the Alert. "Although his Preface disclaims a narrative intent for the book and places his emphasis on pictorial efforts, the book still provides a substantial and engaging account of the Nares expedition (1875-76). He is a quiet observer, noticing the literacy of young Greenlanders, the details of the shipboard rituals, the 'disappointingly limited' open seas within the ice, 'the complicated hieroglyphic savouring of Freemasonry.' He only balks at discussion of scurvy, the curse of the expedition, as 'a subject which it would be altogether improper to enter upon here,' though he does compare the situation towards the end of the expedition to the probable demise of Sir John Franklin's men" - BOOKS ON ICE. ^Rare. Not in ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY. BOOKS ON ICE 4.7. HOWGEGO III, N6.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        [OUTSTANDING GROUP OF TWENTY-FIVE DOCUMENTS RELATING TO CHINESE INDENTURED SERVANTS IN CUBA, 1861 - 1878]

      [Various places in Cuba, 1878. Some edge wear and chipping, minor spotting, some toning. Overall, very good. A remarkable collection of documents relating to indentured servitude in 19th-century Cuba. Formal slavery persisted in Cuba until 1886, but from the mid- 19th century it was accompanied by a significant population working in indentured servitude. Cuba's massive sugar industry had consumed huge imports of African slaves in the 18th century. The abolition of the slave trade in 1808, vigorously enforced by the British Navy, meant that a new source of labor was necessary. Indentured servitude filled this gap. Unlike the earlier waves of European immigrants who travelled to the New World as indentured servants, Asia was now the primary source. Between 1848 and 1874, 125,000 Chinese indentured servants arrived in Cuba alone - a figure outstripped only by the number who indentured themselves in California. "Some contemporaries and later historians...have condemned the servitude of the Asians as a thinly disguised revival of slavery. These critics have pointed to a variety of abuses to which the Asians were subjected, both legally - with severe laws governing absenteeism, vagrancy, and insufficient work - and illegally, in the form of harassment by vicious masters. Yet other observers have defended the system as a boon to the Asian workers. Voluntary reindenture at the end of their terms was common among the migrants, suggesting that many Asians judged the system to be beneficial to them" - Drescher. The documents in this collection are all partially- printed government documents, all completed in manuscript, with thirteen counter-signed in Chinese characters. The territories involved range across northern Cuba, from Guanajay to Sagua La Grande, and some places in-between, such as Havana, Cardenas, Matanzas, and Colon. Collectively they document the forms and details of Asian indentured servitude in Cuba, an area deserving of detailed study by students of slavery and servitude in the New World. An interesting collection of documents, providing a glimpse into the culture of slavery and indentured servitude in Cuba during the late 19th century.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Crimean Campaign with "The Connaught Rangers" 1854-55-56

      Published by Griffith and Farran, West Corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, London First Edition 1878. 1878. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original brick red cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, black lettering and gilt device to the front board, black end papers. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains 359 [32 ads dated June 1878] printed pages of text with large fold-out map. The Crimean War (October 1853 - February 1856), also known in Russian historiography as the Eastern War of 1853-1856, was a conflict in which Russia lost to an alliance of France, the United Kingdom, the Ottoman Empire, and Sardinia. Rubbing to the extremities, one section of the maps leading edge is ragged where not folded away accurately, this has been corrected and now folds away perfectly. Ink presentation to the front free end paper 'G. H. C. Leigh, from his father - 1st September 1878', light marks to the boards and in Very Good clean and sound condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        La Vigne - voyage autour des vins de France. Etude physiologique, anecdotique, historique, humoristique et même scientifique.

      E. Plon, Paris. 1878 - First edition. Quarto. pp [iv], 659. Illustrated with many full-page engravings and many more in the text. Period binding of half dark green morocco with gilt decoration to spine, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Text in French. One of the great wine books.Some foxing to prelims. A bit of rubbing to edges and joints. Very good indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Fine 1878 Surveyor's Telescopic Solar Compass, Rare Complete

      A fine pre-1878 American Solar Compass complete with case an original cased telescopic attachement that appears to date from the 1880s. The solar compass is complete with adjusting accessories and a plumb bob. The instrument retains a majority of the original finish and is in excellent condition. There is no tripod. Please contact us for any additional images or information. Offered by Esoterica Curiosa: Dale Beeks, specialist collector, purveyor & curatorial consultant of historical surveying & scientific instruments.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        "Historical atlas of Wisconsin embracing complete state and county maps city and village plats, together with seperate state and county histories, also special articles on the geology, education, agriculture, and other important interests of the state, illustrated"

      Milwaukee: "compiled and published by Snyder, Van Vechten & Co.". 1878. "Folio, pp. 322; approximately 184 maps, general, state, county, city and village plats, most hand-colored; 74 illustrations of schools, homes, businesses and other establishments, 2 pages of governors' portraits and 45 additional portraits; state and local histories included along with general articles on flora and fauna, agriculture, education and many other topics; publisher's quarter black morocco with gilt titles and blind ruling, marbled edges; corners and spine extremities heavily worn, joints starting with publisher's reinforcement at hinges, good and sound overall. "

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Rand, McNally & Co 's Business Atlas Containing Large Scale Maps of Each State and Territory of the United States ; And a Ready Reference Index Showing Entire Railroad System of North America

      Chicago: Rand McNally & Co. 1878. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fair. First edition, 1878. Externally worn but internally very good. Includes maps of all US states and territories at the time, plus the Canadian maritime provinces. Maps are printed in black and white and most with an additional single color, with four of them being large linen-backed folding maps: New York; Illinois; Texas and Indian Territory; California and Nevada. Double page and folding maps are mounted on stubs. Also includes information on towns and cities as well as additional information about railroads, arranged by state. Rail lines are also shown on the maps. Brown cloth over beveled boards lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges tinted red, 14.25" tall, about 11" wide. Spine covering is absent and has been replaced with brown tape, covers additionally worn with some spotting, front hinge cracked, text block sound, pages slightly age- yellowed but clean, maps very good with some foxing to the blank sides of the linen-backed maps which also affect the text pages opposite, modern name and address stamp at top of front pastedown and at bottom of final index pages, original bookseller stamp at lower corner of title page, original Rand McNally ticket a upper corner of rear pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
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        Wyld's Military Staff Map of Central Asia and Afghanistan.

      London: James Wyld 1878 - Large folding map, (115 x 82.5 cm, overall 93 x 121 cm.), coloured in outline dissected, backed on linen and folded into original black cloth boards (sometime rebacked), brown paper title label to upper cover with old faded ownership inscription of M.A. Collins (?) and the date Dec. 1878 added. A very good clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        Correspondence respecting the relations between the British Government and that of Afghanistan since the Accession of the Ameer Shere Ali Khan.:

      [C 2190], London Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1878 - Seventy-three papers with enclosures, from the Secretary of State for India, dated from the 1855 treaty with Dost Mohammed Khan to the Despatch to the Viceroy on 18 November 1878, documenting the relentless march towards the Second Afghan War. A very good copy in the original printed wrappers. Wrappers a little dusty, chipped at head, minor wear to spine, corner of front wrapper torn off. Small (almost unnoticeable) library stamp on front wrapper. Corners of first few pages creased at foot.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Whisperings of Time

      San Francisco: H. Keller & Co. / (Women's Print, 424 Montg'y St.). 1878. First. First edition. 12mo. Blue cloth gilt. Chip on front fly, several small pinholes on second leaf (a blank), modest edgewear on the boards, else a nice, very good or better copy. Verse, including an elegy to a deceased classmate from the Granville Female College (of Granville, Ohio, Class of 1870). A very attractive example of this California imprint, the product of one of San Francisco's earliest women-run print shops. In 1868 Agnes Peterson founded the Women's Co-Operative Printing Union (WCPU), it was later taken over and run by Lizzie G. Richmond, who relocated printing operations permanently to Montgomery Street. The WCPU was an extremely important marker in the history of women printers as it was operated by women and staffed primarily with women. Levenson, Women in Printing 72. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        [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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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).

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        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]
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        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]
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        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]

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        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".

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        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]

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        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.

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        LA DIVINA COMMEDIA

      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.

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        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.

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        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]

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        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.

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        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

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        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]

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        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.

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        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.

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        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..

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        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.

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        THE VOYAGE OF THE CHALLENGER THE ATLANTIC

      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

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        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

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        EXTENSIVE RUN OF UTAH TERRITORIAL LAWS FROM THE INCORPORATION OF THE TERRITORY IN 1851 THROUGH 1878].

      Salt Lake City. 1852-1878. - 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. Good. 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 is 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 SALK LAKE CITY, ON THE 22nd DAY OF September 2) ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS PASED 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. iv,40,8pp. 15) ACTS, RESOLU

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      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]
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        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.

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        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]
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