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        The Gold Mines of Midian and the Ruined Midianite Cities

      London: Kegan Paul, 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+. A fortnight's tour in northwestern Arabia. First ed. 398 pp. Folding map at end. Penzer p 95,96. Burton traveled to the empty quarter of the Arabian peninsula in quest of native towns where King Solomon found gold. Bound in red silky cloth, beveled edges, black deco design on both covers closing gilt letttering. VG+. Former owner's engraved bookplate. Small 1" x 3" book listing pasted inside front cover. Scarce in original cloth in first edition.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        Petits Conteurs du XVIIIe Siècle. Avec des notices bio-bibliographique par Octave Uzanne. 1. Besenval, Contes 1881. 2. Boufflers, Contes 1878. 3. Caylus, Facétiés 1879. 4. Cazotte, Mille et une fadises . 1880. 5. Crébillon fils, Contes dialogués 1879. 6. Duclos, Contes 1880. 7. Fromaget, Cousin de Mahomet 1882. 8. Godard d Aucour, Contes 1883. 9. Morlière, Angola 1879. 10. Moncrif, Contes 1879. 11. Restif de la Bretonne. Le Pied de Fanchette . 1881. 12. Voisenon, Contes 1878. 12 vol. (Complet).

      Paris, Quantin 1878 - -1883. 8°. 12 Bde. Mit gest. 12 Portraittafeln, 12 gest. Frontispices, 12 gest. Kopfvignetten, 12 gest. Vignetten auf Tafeln und 60 gest. Tafeln nach Poirson, Avril, Dubouchet, Milius, Los Rios et al., gestochen von Mongin, Hanriot, Milius, Los Rios et al., 6 gefaltete Faksimiles, 2 doppelblattgr. Tafeln. Kopfgoldschnitt. Blaues Halbmaroquin (à coins, 5 nerfs) mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Les couvertures sont conservées. Einbände signiert: Pagnant. Tirage à petit Nombre sur Hollande. Vicaire II/953-958. Teils minim stockfleckig. Unbeschnitten, aber aufgeschnitten. Non rogné. Sehr schönes Exemplar in praktisch tadellosem Zustand. Trés bel exemplaire en parfait état. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Fatzer ILAB]
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        THE LIST A Visiting and Shopping Directory for the Season of 1879

      Maurice M. Minton, New York 1878 - New York: Maurice M. Minton, 1878. First edition. Paperback. Very Good +. approx. 175 pages. 4 x 5 3/4 in. Several illustrations and one fold out seating chart. Purple cloth binding on soft boards, gilt lettering on cover, brown end papers. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD+: light wear to covers and spine, light soiling to covers slightly heavier on front cover, spine has one crease down the middle and is lightly detached near bottom end, light yellowing to edges of text block and two small brown spots, end papers with a couple of dog eared corners and a small tear. A few rear pages with dog eared lower corners, pages clean, binding fine. This is a list in categories of shopping, transportation and business in NYC in 1878 and a who's who of people to visit in the city (148 pages) it is book ended by several pages of ads and seating arrangements for the theaters. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
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        NORTH ITALIAN FOLK. Sketches Of Town And Country Life.

      Chatto and Windus, London 1878 - Edizione: Prima edizione . Pagine: 282+32 . Illustrazioni: Moltissime illustrazioni B/N fuori testo . Formato: 16° . Rilegatura: Telato verde con disegni sovraimpressi in oro e nero . Stato: Ottimo . Caratteristiche: Bellissimo volume di impressioni di viaggio e gustosi bozzetti, quasi tutti di argomento ligure. Le illustrazioni sono di Randolph Caldecott, con molti scorci di Liguria. Nelle 32 pagine finali si trova il catalogo delle opere edite da Chatto and Windus a Piccadilly. .

      [Bookseller: Libreria Scripta Manent]
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        A LOS HABITANTES DE CALABAZAR, CEJA DE PABLO, QUEMADO DE GIIINES Y RANCHO VELOZ [caption title]

      [Cuba], 1878. Chip in upper left corner, not affecting text. Small tears in all edges, several repaired by tape on verso. Good. A rare and fascinating Cuban political broadside calling for an end to armed struggle but a beginning to a "struggle for ideas" at the conclusion of Cuba's "Ten Years' War," the battle for independence from Spain that lasted between 1868 and 1878. The broadside is addressed to the residents of the region around the north-central coast of Cuba, some 150 miles east of Havana. The text of the broadside is signed in print by Gabriel Aguilera y Zayas, Secretary of the Partido Union Constitucional (PUC), one of the two main political parties that developed out of the Ten Years' War. The PUC, which was a conservative pro-Spanish party led by prominent Creoles, sought a measure of local political autonomy while favoring continued Spanish control over Cuba. The text exhorts Cubans to partake in the ideological struggle that would succeed the armed rebellion, and urges them not to fall into lethargy but to continue the battle of ideas against radicals seeking independence from Spanish colonial rule. Due to their ephemeral nature, as well as the climate of the Caribbean, any such Cuban broadsides are scarce. No copies of this broadside are located on OCLC. Important evidence of the political factionalism and the strength of pro-Spanish sentiment in Cuba in the late 19th century. Rare, and possibly unique.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Königsberger (Frisisch) Haff, map, anno 1878, big size

      Reichsmarineamt, Berlin - Königsberger (Frisisch) Haff, map, anno 1878, big sizeKönigsberger (Frisisch) Haff, map, anno 1878, big size Deutsche Admiralitätskarte, herausgegeben vom Reichsmarineamt Berlin, 1878, "KÖNIGSBERGER HAFF. SPECIALKARTE DER SECTION VII" Vermessen im Hahre 1876, gedruckt auf dickem Papier, alt hinterlegter Einriss in der Mittelfalz. Seltene Admiralitätskarte von Königsberg. Blattmaß: 70 x 110 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1878 - Original Paperback Wisden,Facs Rear Cover.15th Edition!

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

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        La Vigne. Voyage autour des vins de France.

      Plon,, Paris, 1878 - In-4°, 659 pp. Edition originale et premier tirage des illustrations de l'auteur. Avec de nombreuses illustrations : plus de 400 dessins dont un frontispice et 94 compositions à pleine page.Etude physiologique, anecdotique, historique, humoristique et même scientifique.Récit humoristique d'une tournée dans les grands vignobles français par le célèbre caricaturiste. (Vicaire, 87).Tâche d'encre en bordure du premier plat. Intérieur d'une très grande fraîcheur, sans rousseurs. Français [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE BLOMET]
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        Okodakiciye Wocekiye Wowapi Kin, Qa Okodakiciyapi Token Wicaqupi Kin... (Common Prayer Book in Dakota Language)

      New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society. Good in Poor dust jacket. 1878. Hardcover. Brown blind embossed boards with gilt on spine. Corners are heavily rubbed and spine ends are missing. Cracks, tears, and some cloth missing along front joint. Cracking along rear hinge with rear board starting. Signatures tight. Red text edges with soil on top edge. Front endpapers glued tight, possibly from repair. Bookplate on front pastedown endpaper and a stamp with a star and "Anon." on first free endpaper. Ex-library with marks including the stamp of New York Public Library on verso of title page. Written in pencil on the title page are English notes on the title and contents, and there is one page of church official information on the bookin English. Scarce Dakota language edition of this Book of Common Prayer, published by The New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society for The Indian Commission of the Protestant Espiscopal Church. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 664 pp .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        HOWDEN & ODBERT'S ATLAS OF WARREN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

      Washington, Pa., 1878. Folio. Contemporary dark brown cloth, gilt-lettered cover, rebacked and recornered in black calf. Several folded maps have minor tears on side, else very good. An impressive atlas for Warren County, Pennsylvania, engraved, lithographed, and printed by Otto Krebs of Pittsburgh. Maps of the several towns and townships in the county are rendered in great detail. The handcolored lithographic plates depict the homes and farms of noteworthy citizens, as well as public buildings and businesses. Of all of the county atlases produced in late 19th-century America (there are many hundreds), only a few had colored plates. It was the custom of the time for salesmen representing the publisher to visit local residents and solicit subscriptions to the project, in return for the depiction of their homes. An informative and finely illustrated work, notable for its colored plates.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Switzerland. Its mountains and valleys.

      London, Bickers and Son, 1878, - in-folio, XIV (front., title, table of contents and illustr., introduction) + 487 p. with 418 wood engravings, light spotting in the beginning else a clean copy without stains, full contemporary morocco; spine with raised bands richly gilt, title in red calf lettering piece; both covers richly gilt; gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Some use to foot of spine and corners, in all a fine ?heavy? copy. (Binding signed ?Bickers & Son London?). First english edition with the wrong spelling of the name of the author Woldemar Kaden. Fine album on Switzerland and its mountains. Richly illustrated by G. Bauernfeind, A. Braith, Alexander Calame, Arthur Calame, L. Dill, A. E. Disen, Th. v. Eckenbrecher, G. Franz, K. Grob, C. Häberlin, G. Herdtle, H. Herdtle, A. Hertel, E. Heyn, C. Jungheim, A. Kindler, K. Kröner, Diethelm Meyer, Franz Meyerheim, Paul Meyerheim, W. Riefstahl, R. Ritz, C. Roux, Matthias Schmid, Ad. Schrödter, Fr. Specht, B. Vautier, Joh. Zügel all engraved by A. Closs.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 2415 (Kaden); cf. Barth 17375 (engl. ed. 1878); Wäber III/100, 1st ed. in english, erschien 1878 in London und New York. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Autograph letter signed ("Ch[arle]s Garnier").

      Paris, 3. V. 1878. - Large 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. To an unnamed recipient : "En revenant dernièrement à Paris, je trouve la longue et aimable lettre que vous avez bien voulu m'écrire et que mon inspecteur ne m'avait pas envoyée [ ]. Il aura néanmoins répondu que le dossier [?] que vous deviez faire et vous a dit que ceci dépendait absolument de Mr Halaye. Mais je tiens néanmoins à vous remercier bien tendrement [ ] des bonnes paroles que vous en dîtes [.] et des bonnes idées artistiques que vous exprimez si bien". - On stationery with printed letterhead "Ministère des Travaux publiques, Agence des Travaux du Nouvel Opéra | Bureau de l'Architecte".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The illustrated Book of Canaries and Cage-Birds, - british and foreign

      London/Paris/ New York; Cassel, Petter, Galpin & Co, 1878 - 448 Seiten, 56 farbige Lithographien, viele SW-Abbildungen im Text um 1878 (Bleistiftdatierung am Titelblatt), Halbleder, Goldprägung, Schnitt marmoriert, Ecken/Kanten bestossen, Einband abgerieben (am Buchrücken stark, Teile vom Titel-Etikett fehlen), fleckig, Bindung zwischen Bucheinband und Vorsatzblatt gebrochen, Vorsatzblatt fast zur Gänze herausgelöst, ebenso ist die Bindung zwischen Seiten274 und 275 gebrochen, die dazwischen eingefügte Lithographie beginnt sich herauszulösen, Seiten vergilbt und teilw. fleckig, alle Lithos vorhanden, altersgemäß eher guter Zustand, in englischer Sprache Sprache: Englisch Sonderangebot: Dieser Verkäufer bietet Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 40% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 1980,00 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Liber Antiqua]
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        Autograph letter signed ("Victor Hugo").

      Guernsey, 2. X. 1878. - 1 p. on bifolium. 8vo. Unpublished letter of thanks to an unidentified recipient, written during his last stay at his Guernsey house: "Je reçois, Monsieur, votre lettre charmante, et je vous envoie avec empressement ma acceptation de votre livre. Je vous remercie de votre dedicace. J'ai lu avec un intérêt profond vos vers, évidemment conçus dans un plan nouveau que je n'ai point à juger. J'attache le plus grand prix a votre gracieux souvenir, et je vous envoie du fond du coeur tous mes voeux de succés [.]". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        SVIZZERA (LA)

      Treves, Milano 1878 - Pagine: 510 . Illustrazioni: Opera adornata da 382 incisioni e 64 tavole fuori testo protette con velina in parte di Calame Alexandre (1810 - 1864) e Arthur (1843 - 1919) e altri celebri artisti . Formato: in folio . Rilegatura: Cartonato telato originale viola con impressioni e scritte oro . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Copertina sbiadita. Volume splendido, molto ben conservato. Bruniture. Un viaggio romantico nelle valli svizzere accompagnate da raffigurazioni molto dettagliate e incantevoli. . Note epoca: B

      [Bookseller: Libreria Scripta Manent]
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        BODIE AND ESMERALDA BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE REVIVAL OF AFFAIRS IN TWO SINGULARLY INTERESTING AND IMPORTANT MINING DISTRICTS.

      San Francisco. 1878. - 60pp. plus two folding maps. 12mo. Original printed wrappers. Minor soiling and wear. Very good. A rare pamphlet describing the early history of two California mining districts at the height of their boom. A profitable deposit of gold-bearing ore was discovered in Bodie in 1876, and over the next few years the population soared to 5000-7000. The once small town bustled with activity, boasting as many as sixty-five saloons spread along a one mile strip. With details on more than twenty mines, as well as tunnels, railroad routes, and other information useful for the prospective investor or settler. COWAN, p.671.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Genealogisches Handbuch der zur Zeit lebenden raths- und gerichtsfähigen Familien der vormaligen Reichsstadt Nürnberg. Siebente Fortsetzung

      Selbstverlag, Nürnberg 1878 - Leinenband der Zeit, kl.-8°, X, 176 Seiten; , mit Wappenabbildungen und genealogischen Beilagentafeln, Text stellenweise mit genealogischen Ergänzungen, einige Wappendarstellungen mit Zeichenraster INHALT: BEHAIM VON SCHWARZBACH UND KIRCHENSITTENBACH // EBNER VON ESCHENBACH // FÜRER VON HAIMENDORF / GEUDER VON HEROLDSBERG / VON GRUNDHERR ZU ALTENTHANN UND WEIHERHAUS / HALLER VON HALLERSTEIN / HARSDORF VON ENDERNDORF / HOLZSCHUHER VON HARRLACH / VON IMHOFF / KRESS VON KRESSENSTEIN / LÖFFELHOLZ VON COLBERG / OELHAFEN VON SCHÖLLENBACH / PELLER VON SCHOPPERSHOF / VON PRAUN / SCHHEURL VON DEFERSDORF / STROMER VON REICHENBACH / TUCHER VON SIMMELSDORF / VON VOLCKAMER AUF KIRCHENSITTENBACH / WELSER VON NEUHOF / VON WÖLCKERN / VON FURTENBACH AUF REICHENSCHWAND / PETZ VON LICHTENHOF de 385 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ANTIQUARIAT.WIEN Fine Books & Prints]
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        THE NATIVE FLOWERS AND FERNS OF THE UNITED STATES IN THEIR BOTANICAL, HORTICULTURAL, AND POPULAR ASPECTS

      Boston, 1878. Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter morocco and pebbled cloth, gilt emblem on front boards, spines gilt, raised bands, a.e.g. Very minor foxing and offsetting. Overall very good. Meehan was an Englishman, trained at Kew, who moved to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1853, where he spent the rest of his life running a nursery and editing various gardening periodicals. This is his masterwork, and one of the leading authorities on ferns in America. It is also a notable 19th-century American color plate book, issued by Prang of Boston, the leading chromolithographer of the period. The first volume comprises the entire first series, the second volume contains the second series.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Michel Strogoff. De Moscou à Irkoutsk, suivi de un drame au Mexique

      Edition illustrated with drawings by J. Férat, engraved by Barbant.Cardboard with two elephants in a navy blue splendid signed Lenègre, type 1. J. Hetzel Paris 1878 Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm) 370pp. relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Die Geheimwissenschaften Asiens : Die Magie und Wahrsagekunst der Chaldäer. Zwei Theile in in Band

      Costenoble Verlag, Jena 1878 - Verbesserte und vermehrte deutsche Ausgabe, Halblederband der Zeit, 8°, XI, 571 Seiten; Titelblatt gestempelt, Les sciences occultes en Asie (Deutsche Ausgabe) de 950 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ANTIQUARIAT.WIEN Fine Books & Prints]
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        PUNCH, BROTHERS, PUNCH! AND OTHER SKETCHES BY MARK TWAIN (First Edition, First Issue)

      Slote, Woodman & Co. (1878), New York - " (1) -140: advertisements pp. (141-142) ; blank leaf. Laid paper. 6" x 4 3/8". On the title-page the author's name is printed in roman. P. 91, line 4, from bottom reads: health offi.could.P. 101: Thirteen lines of text. Green cloth. Undecorated blue-coated end papers. On the terminal paste-down is an illustration of the scrap book measuring about 2" x 2 7/8". Flyleaves. Deposited March 14, 1878." BAL 3378. Inscription on front flyleaf reads: "Lucy T. Hollis Sandy Hook, Conn. May 1878." Head & heel of spine and tips ever so slightly rubbed. Very good+ condition. ; Small Octavo; 140, [2] pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Elliot's Books Since 1957]
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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. 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 ?". 1-1/2 pages, in ink, on a single sheet. 12mo

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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.

      Melbourne: John Ferres, Govt. Printer. Near Fine. 1878. First Edition. Hard Cover. 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 .

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        Biblia, dat is de Gantsche Heylig Schrifture, vervattende alle de Canonycke Boecken des Ouden ende des Nieuwen Testaments. Door last van de Hoogh Mogende Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenigde nederlanden, ende volgens t' besluit van de Synode Nationael, gehouden tot Dorddrecht in de jaren 1618 ende 1619. Uyt de oorspronckelicke Griecksche Tale in onze Nederlantsche getrouwelick overgesett, ende door gemeyne ordre der Nederlantsche Kercken van druckfauten verbetert. WAARBIJ: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik, door last van de Hoog Mogende Heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, uit drie berijmingen in den jare 1773 gekooren, met de noodige daar in gemaakte verandereingen, mitsg

      Amsterdam, J. Brandt en Zoon, en te Haarlem, Johannes Enschedé en Zonen (De Nederlandsche Bijbel-Compagnie) 1878 - 420, 132, 136 folia., (4) 107, 34 (1) p. Origineel Leer met ribben, goud op snede, zilveren hoeken en slot, boekblok geciseleerd, 8° (met rijk bewerkte -grote- hoeken en slot)

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        Gustave Courbet, Notes et Documents Sur sa Vie son Oeuvré, Avec Huit Eaux-Fortes par A.-R. MARTIAL , ET UN DESSIN PAREDOUARD MANET

      SE VEND A PARIS-GRAVE, 1878 - 119 Seiten Nummeriertes Exemplar auf Japan Papier. Hier die Nummer 23 Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Heinicke, Hans-Jürgen]
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        FOOD FROM THE FAR WEST OR, AMERICAN AGRICULTURE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE BEEF PRODUCTION AND IMPORTATION OF DEAD MEAT FROM AMERICA TO GREAT BRITAIN

      William P. Nimmo, 1878. - First edition. 12mo. Original cloth, decorations and titles on front cover in black, and on spine in gold gilt, brown endpapers, xvi, 331 pp., [blank], [4 pp.] of advertising, preface, introduction, index. Herd 1393 says "Scarce." A Merrill Aristocrat of the Cow Country with much emphasis upon the storage and shipping of beef carcasses between the United States and England. There are also two chapters on American Shorthorn Breeding, a chapter on Statistical information, and a chapter on What Science says to the Cattle Feeder. Cosmetic restoration to the spine ends and corners, re-backed with original spine laid down, and a very good, tight copy of a difficult title. Housed in a slipcase with leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gold gilt. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Geschichte Baierns." 1. Band (bis 1180) //

      Perthes,, Gotha, 1878 - EA; XXXII,880 Seiten; Interimsbroschur (ein alter, zerstörter Einband wurde entfernt); 8° // Papier leicht gebräunt. Neuer Einband erforderlich. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE ANNALS OF TENNIS

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Leipzig, 22. XII. 1878. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An den Entomologen Carl August Dohrn (1806-92) in Stettin. - Carus hat die Redaktion des "Internationalen Zoologischen Jahresberichtes" übernommen und bereitet jetzt die Herausgabe desselben vor. Er bittet Dohrn, ihm für die verschiedenen Felder der Zoologie geeignete Referenten zu nennen. "[.] Es handelt sich vorzüglich um Insecten und Vögel. Sei[e]n Sie so gut und nennen mir Zoologen, an welche ich mich mit Aussicht auf Erfolg und zuverlässige Arbeit in Bezug auf das Referat [.] wenden kann. Für Vögel sind mir Marshall und Selenka genannt [.] die Insecten teilen wir natürlich. Würden Sie selbst wohl die Orthopten übernehmen? [.] Wir haben an Reutter, McLachlan [wohl der britische Entomologe Robert Mac Lachlan, 1837-1904], Ritsema, von Harold, Thomson, Dewitz gedacht, doch habe ich auch hier die Entscheidung vorbehalten, bis ich Ihren Rath und Ihre Ansicht gehört habe [.]". - Aus der Autographensammlung von Eduard Fischer von Röslerstamm mit dessen eh. beschriebenem Archivzettel.

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        The Land of Bolivar. Or, War, Peace, and Adventure in the Republic of Venezuela.

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1878., 1878. First Edition. 2 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in recent dark green half morocco with gilt titles to spines, marbled boards, top edges gilt. With 60 illustrations, 3 Maps, of which 2 folding, and 4 Plans, Outlines and Charts. Folding map to vol.1 coloured. Errata slip tipped-in to beginning of each volume. Frontispieces with tissue guard. Publisher's original green cloth boards entitled in gold and black bound in at end of each volume. A superb copy of this unusual title. James Mudie Spence, in ... 'The Land of Bolivar, ... describes in full the country, people, and political institutions of the place, besides recounting the author's personal adventures for the eighteen months of his stay... The author considers that the ordinary Englishman is so ignorant of this country that its capital is chiefly known through the advertisements of 'Fry's Caracas Cocoa' and though perhaps this is an exaggeration, still the ground is sufficiently untrodden to make the book welcome to the general reader. Many of us have had vague ideas that the Venezuelans have been constantly engaged in civil wars and revolutions, made worse by horrible cruelties, and that the Government has a habit of running largely into debt, which it afterwards repudiates...'. '...We are furnished with a spirited and enthusiastic sketch of the career of the ' illustrious Liberator Simon Bolivar,' who was a really great man...'. (From a 'New Book' review in The South Australian Register, Adelaide, June 10, 1878).

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        President Hayes appoints Indian Fighter Charles A. Booth as First Lieutenant in the 7th Infantry - Under Col. Gibbon's command, Booth had participated in the planned coordinated campaign against the Sioux and Cheyenne during Custer's last stand at Little Big Horn

      Washington, D.C., June 19, 1878. 15.5" x 19.25". "Partly Printed Document Signed ""R B Hayes"" as President and ""Geo. W. McCrary"" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 15.5"" x 19.25"". Washington, D.C., June 19, 1878. Completed in manuscript. On parchment. 2 inch diameter blind embossed blue ""War Office"" seal affixed at top left. Military vignettes at top center and across the lower portion. Folds. Light foxing. Fine condition.In part, ""Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity, and abilities of Charles A. Booth I have nominated and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate do appoint him First Lieutenant in the Seventh Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States...""Charles A. Booth, West Point Class of 1872, served on frontier duty in Montana from 1872-1876. As Second Lieutenant, 7th Infantry, he served in the Sioux Expedition, March 17-October 6, 1876. Col. John Gibbon was in command of the 7th Infantry. In June 1876, Col. John Gibbon led a force, including the 7th Infantry, from the west, while Gen. Alfred Terry and Gen. George A. Custer came from the east. Gibbon, Gen. Crook, and Gen. Terry were to make a coordinated campaign against the Sioux and Cheyenne, but Crook was driven back at the Battle of the Rosebud and Gibbon was not close by when Lt. Col. George A. Custer attacked a very large village on the banks of the Little Bighorn River. The Battle of the Little Bighorn (June 25-26, 1876) resulted in the deaths of Custer and some 261 of his men. Gibbon's approach on June 26th probably saved the lives of the several hundred men under the command of Major Marcus Reno who were still under siege. Col. Gibbon and his men, including Second Lieutenant Booth, had arrived the next day and helped to bury the dead and evacuate the wounded.After the appointment here offered, Booth continued to serve on frontier duty in Utah, Dakota Territory, Colorado, and Wyoming. He later took part in the expedition to Santiago de Cuba in the Spanish-American War (June - August, 1898), after which he was appointed Major of Infantry, 6th Infantry. Promoted to Colonel, 26th Infantry, in 1907, Booth joined the regiment, on duty at Cuartel de España, Manila, Philippine Islands., March 1907 to June 1909."

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

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

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        Album mit 43 (42 aquarellierten) Bleistiftzeichnungen mit Ansichten aus den österreichischen u. südtiroler Alpen. Alle bezeichnet und datiert 1878-1884. Quer 8º (14 x 21 cm).

      - Sehr hübsches, chronologisch geführtes Album mit qualitätvollen Reiseskizzen des in Wien tätigen Landschaftsmalers Eduard Fehlinger, über den biographisch nicht viel bekannt ist (am lithogr. Titel ?Zeichnen-Studien-Buch? mit eigenh. Unterschrift). Seine Zeichnungen sind präzise Naturstudien die durch seine eigenh. Beeschriftungen genau lokalisiert und datiert sind. Mit Ansichten u.a. des Hoschschwab, Gebirge bei St. Michael i. d. Obersteiermark, Sauerbrunnen bei Lorenzen a. d. Mur, Seckauer Alpen, Gesäuse bei Admont, Hörandalm bei Gstatterboden (alle 1878).- Stodertal, Toplitzsee, Dachstein, Simonyhütte, Scheiblingstein, Ödstein (alle 1879).- Thörl bei Aflenz, Fölzgraben, Feitschgraben, Veitsgraben (alle 1881).- Gr. u. Kl. Buchstein, Sonnschienalm am Hochschwab, Dachsteingruppe, Rudolfshütte am Weißsee, Stüdlhütte am Großglockner, Erzh. Johann Hütte, Glocknerhaus u. Großglockner (alle 1883).- Leopoldsteinersee mit dem Pfaffenstein, Mutterbergalm im Stubaital, Gurgltal, Obergurgl, Karlsbader Hütte, Stilfser Joch, Ortler mit Franzenshöhe, Payerhütte, Suldental, Schlern, Marmarole Gruppe vom Misurinasee, Rotwand (alle 1884).- der Rotwand, Panoramen der Franzenshöhe und des Suldentals sowie der Orte Puchenstuben, Neustift, Lilienfeld, Altenberg, Krieglach und Admont.- [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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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).

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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 ...".

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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.

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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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