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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.

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        The Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry

      Glasgow: James Maclehose. VG: in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Spine scuffed. Eps foxed with occasional set-off within. 1878. Second Limited Edition [225 copies]. Green/gilt hardback cloth cover with red leather spine. 330mm x 270mm (13" x 11"). xvi, 289pp + plates. 100 photographic plates; 2 maps; 1 etching. ...the most full and exact account...that has ever been published, much of the information contained in which appears now for the first time. Additional insert describing the content and listing the houses photographed stating that the cost of publishing the work was so high that purchase should only be made by applying to the publisher and was not available to 'trade'. Includes: Aikenhead House, Annfield, Auchinraith, Auchintoshan house, Auldhouse, Ballancleroch, Bardowie, Barlanark, Bedlay House, Bellahouston, Belvidere House, Blythswood House, Bredisholme, Cadder House, Calder Park, Campbellfield, Capelrig, Carbeth Guthrie, Carntyne House, Castlemilk, Cathkin, Cessnock, Clober House, Cochna, Cowlairs, Craigend Castle, Carighead, Craigmaddie, Criagpark House, Craigton, Crossbasket, Dalbeth, Daldowie, Dalmarnock House, Dalmuir House, Drumpellier, Easterhill House, Edinbarnet, Eldinbarnet, Elderslie House, Farme, Gairbraid, Gallowflat, Garnkirk House, Garscadden, Garscube, Gartferry House, Gartsherrie, Germiston, Gilmorehill, Glenarbuck, Golfhill House, Greenbank, Greenfield House, Haggs Castle, Hallside, Househill, Ibroxhill, Jordanhill, Kelvinbank House, Kelvingrove House, Kelvinside, Kenmure, Killermont, Kilmardinny, Landside, Long Calderwood, Lynn, Mains, Milheugh, Meadow Park House, Milliken House, Moore Park, Mountblow, Mount Vernon, Newton, Northwoodside House, Orbiston House, Plantation, Petershill, Pollock House, Possil, Ralston, Ralston, Rosebank, Ruchill, Scotstoun, Shield Hall, Shawfield, Slatefield, Springbank, Stobcross House, Thronbank House, Tollcross, Wellshot, Westburn, Wetthorn House, Whitehill House, Wolfe's House, York Hill; map of Glasgow 1776; map of Glasgow 1807. .

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        Report of the Committee on the Inflexible. With Appendix

      London: HMSO,, 1878. Foolscap quarto. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, neatly rebacked, red morocco label. 30 plates, mainly folding, many chromolithographic A little rubbed, light toning, a few clean splits to folds of plates, rear pastedown marked by the removal of a bookplate, overall very good. First and only edition, extremely uncommon COPAC locates just NLS and Liverpool, OCLC adds the Technische Universiteit at Delft. Inflexible was built to counter the Mediterranean threat of the Italian battleships Duilio and Dandolo, huge ironclad platforms carrying two pairs of 15-inch Armstrong guns each. Inflexible mounted more ordnance than any previous British ship, and her 24-in thick plate meant that she certainly lived up to her name. Most controversially she was designed in such a manner that if her unarmoured bow and stern took serious damage in action becoming flooded, the buoyancy of the armoured centre section of the ship should be such as to keep her afloat and upright. Questions about the validity of this theory were raised by Edward Reed, the member for Pembroke, formerly Director of Naval Construction, who had visited the Italian ships at their base. Failing to convince the Admiralty he publicised his claims in the Times, resulting in the suspension of work on Inflexible and her sister ships Ajax and Agamemnon, and the formation of a rapidly-convened committee to look into the matter. In their report the committee concludes that it would be hard for gunfire to completely flood the unarmoured, but heavily compartmentalised and partially cork-filled ends. However, if this was somehow achieved, the ship would remain stable, capsizing only at about 35° heel. Work was recommenced and the vessel, originally laid down in 1874 was finally commissioned, under Jackie Fisher, in 1881. The following year she took a significant rôle in the bombardment of Alexandria.

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        Suggestions in Floral Design

      London: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 1878. Folio, with a total of 52 chromolithographic plates (including the frontispiece, decorative title-page, and tailpiece) and descriptive letterpress; extremities a little worn (one corner expertly repaired), a very nice copy. Pattern book for interior designers. Arresting album of plates depicting floral designs drawn from many sources, showcasing traditional patterns inspired by various sources (such as medieval tapestry and Islamic mosque tiles) alongside novel creations of the later nineteenth century.Frederick Hulme (1841-1909) was an artist and graphic designer who studied under Christopher Dresser and continued the tradition of producing pattern books for ornament and interior design. Also a keen naturalist, Hulme illustrated several books on the trees, flowers and butterflies of Great Britain. His contributions to scientific botanical illustration won him membership in the Linnean Society, and he later taught design at the London Architectural Association.Although published in London, the 52 fine plates in this book were lithographed in Paris by Dupuy.

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        Lives of the Irish Martyrs [ Also, a Very Full and Complete History of The Penal Laws]

      New York: James Sheehy, 1878 New York: James Sheehy, 1878. First Edition. Numerous engravings, fold-out hand-colored map. 9 3/8" x 6 1/2", 751 pp. Green cloth with decorative gilt imprinting, all edges gilt. Light shelf wear, moderate foxing and toning, small scale corner bumping. But for the foxing, Near Fine; as is, better than Very Good Plus. A very handsome copy. Certainly one of the best preserved examples of the sought-after Myles O'Reilly account of famed Irish martyrs, this copy still boasts robust hinges (a common point of failure with this hefty 751 page tome) and a bright, nearly flawless binding. The total absence of previous owner's marks and the virtually original condition of the fragile hand-colored foldout map make this a copy for the serious collector of higher grades. Replete with engravings from the Irish countryside - as well as a remarkable frontispiece engraving of Oliver Plunkett - and treating as it does some several hundred Irish figures, this is a seminal treatise on the subject. L24

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

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

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        Prang's Standard Alphabets A Collection of Alphabets in the Best Ancient and Modern Styles, Designs for Titles, Colored Initials, Borders, Compass Topographical Signs, the State Arms of the Union &c Especially Adapted for the Use of Sign Painters

      Boston.: L. Prang & Co.. Copyright 1878.. 14 chromolithograph plates (including title page), 26 (of 28) black and white plates, approximately 41pp, gilt lettered decorative embossed cloth covered boards, 7 1/2 x 11 inches (hardbound). Covers lightly worn with some small areas of light soiling, corners softly bumped, little fraying to head and tail of spine with small tears; hinges broken but covers are still attached; MISSING TWO PLATES (plate 10 Italic and plate 19 Small Scroll), bookplate on front paste down, occasional light soiling, ink mark on the State Arms of Colorado, otherwise interior in good, clean condition. This scarce first edition of Prang's Standard Alphabets features a special section "State Arms of the Union" which "are the first authentic reproductions in color of the arms of the thirteen original States, and they can be depended on as absolutely correct, having been copied from the paintings deposited by the States themselves in Independence Hall, Philadelphia. The arms of the other States and the Territories have been prepared with the aid of the respective State and Territorial authorities..." The alphabets "are, with but few exceptions, original productions, and intended to illustrate and embody the progress made in the area of lettering up to the present time." There are three plates of "Illuminated Capitals" in chromolithography plus black and white plates featuring various decorative alphabets including Egyptian, Boston and New York Sign Painters' Roman, Old Gothic, Scroll Alphabet, Rustic Alphabet, Numerals (Five Styles), etc. .

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        The Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry

      Glasgow: James Maclehose. VG: in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Spine scuffed. Eps foxed with occasional set-off within. 1878. Second Limited Edition [225 copies]. Green/gilt hardback cloth cover with red leather spine. 330mm x 270mm (13" x 11"). xvi, 289pp + plates. 100 photographic plates; 2 maps; 1 etching. ...the most full and exact account...that has ever been published, much of the information contained in which appears now for the first time. Additional insert describing the content and listing the houses photographed stating that the cost of publishing the work was so high that purchase should only be made by applying to the publisher and was not available to 'trade'. Includes: Aikenhead House, Annfield, Auchinraith, Auchintoshan house, Auldhouse, Ballancleroch, Bardowie, Barlanark, Bedlay House, Bellahouston, Belvidere House, Blythswood House, Bredisholme, Cadder House, Calder Park, Campbellfield, Capelrig, Carbeth Guthrie, Carntyne House, Castlemilk, Cathkin, Cessnock, Clober House, Cochna, Cowlairs, Craigend Castle, Carighead, Craigmaddie, Criagpark House, Craigton, Crossbasket, Dalbeth, Daldowie, Dalmarnock House, Dalmuir House, Drumpellier, Easterhill House, Edinbarnet, Eldinbarnet, Elderslie House, Farme, Gairbraid, Gallowflat, Garnkirk House, Garscadden, Garscube, Gartferry House, Gartsherrie, Germiston, Gilmorehill, Glenarbuck, Golfhill House, Greenbank, Greenfield House, Haggs Castle, Hallside, Househill, Ibroxhill, Jordanhill, Kelvinbank House, Kelvingrove House, Kelvinside, Kenmure, Killermont, Kilmardinny, Landside, Long Calderwood, Lynn, Mains, Milheugh, Meadow Park House, Milliken House, Moore Park, Mountblow, Mount Vernon, Newton, Northwoodside House, Orbiston House, Plantation, Petershill, Pollock House, Possil, Ralston, Ralston, Rosebank, Ruchill, Scotstoun, Shield Hall, Shawfield, Slatefield, Springbank, Stobcross House, Thronbank House, Tollcross, Wellshot, Westburn, Wetthorn House, Whitehill House, Wolfe's House, York Hill; map of Glasgow 1776; map of Glasgow 1807. .

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        Le Pape

      First edition, a copy of the 15 Whathman.Binding to bradel in full red calico, smooth back with a gold finial, as part of blue morocco night, double date net and tail, then binding signed Paul Vié.Precious signed autograph from the author to Leconte de Lisle, poet and leader of the Parnassian movement which will take the chair from Victor Hugo to the French Academy. Calmann-Lévy Paris 1878 15x23,5cm relié

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        The Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry

      Glasgow James Maclehose 1878. VG: in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Spine scuffed. Eps foxed with occasional set-off within Second Limited Edition [225 copies] Green/gilt hardback cloth cover with red leather spine 330mm x 270mm (13" x 11"). xvi, 289pp + plates. 100 photographic plates; 2 maps; 1 etching..the most full and exact account..that has ever been published, much of the information contained in which appears now for the first time. Additional insert describing the content and listing the houses photographed stating that the cost of publishing the work was so high that purchase should only be made by applying to the publisher and was not available to 'trade'. Includes: Aikenhead House, Annfield, Auchinraith, Auchintoshan house, Auldhouse, Ballancleroch, Bardowie, Barlanark, Bedlay House, Bellahouston, Belvidere House, Blythswood House, Bredisholme, Cadder House, Calder Park, Campbellfield, Capelrig, Carbeth Guthrie, Carntyne House, Castlemilk, Cathkin, Cessnock, Clober House, Cochna, Cowlairs, Craigend Castle, Carighead, Craigmaddie, Criagpark House, Craigton, Crossbasket, Dalbeth, Daldowie, Dalmarnock House, Dalmuir House, Drumpellier, Easterhill House, Edinbarnet, Eldinbarnet, Elderslie House, Farme, Gairbraid, Gallowflat, Garnkirk House, Garscadden, Garscube, Gartferry House, Gartsherrie, Germiston, Gilmorehill, Glenarbuck, Golfhill House, Greenbank, Greenfield House, Haggs Castle, Hallside, Househill, Ibroxhill, Jordanhill, Kelvinbank House, Kelvingrove House, Kelvinside, Kenmure, Killermont, Kilmardinny, Landside, Long Calderwood, Lynn, Mains, Milheugh, Meadow Park House, Milliken House, Moore Park, Mountblow, Mount Vernon, Newton, Northwoodside House, Orbiston House, Plantation, Petershill, Pollock House, Possil, Ralston, Ralston, Rosebank, Ruchill, Scotstoun, Shield Hall, Shawfield, Slatefield, Springbank, Stobcross House, Thronbank House, Tollcross, Wellshot, Westburn, Wetthorn House, Whitehill House, Wolfe's House, York Hill; map of Glasgow 1776; map of Glasgow 1807.

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        Map of Indiana

      Sentinel Printing House, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 1878 - Lithograph with color. Showing the total number of Male Inhabitants in the State, over twenty-one years of age, [as enumerated by the Township Trustees in 1877,] by Counties on the face of the Map, and by Congressional Districts on the Margin. The number of Colored Voters in the several Counties is also given. In the Marginal Tables will be found the Democratic, Republican and National Vote for Secretary of State, in 1878, by Counties; the Democratic, Republican and Greenback Vote for Governor, in 1876, by Counties and Congressional Districts; and the Democratic, Republican and National Vote for Congressmen, in 1878, by Counties and Districts. The Congressional Districts, under the apportionment of 1872, are shown by the various tints, &c. Sheet size: 23 5/8 x 16 7/8". Inventory#: p764pmat.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Salzburg, 2. II. 1878.. 2 SS. 8vo.. An Herrn Gotthard in Wien: "Wenn auch im Sommer, wo ich Ökonom bin, mir wenig Zeit zur Musik bleibt, so will ich ihr, der ich mein Dasein geweiht, doch im Winter ganz angehören. Ich treibe und höre viel Musik. Ersteres allein, da meine Schwerhörigkeit mich vom Ensemble-Spiel wenn auch nicht ausschließt, doch es mir erschwert. Zu Letzterem bedarf ich mein Preis-Streichquartett und ersuche ich dasselbe mir complet, nämlich Partitur und Stimme mittelst Postnachnahme zu übersenden. Wien habe ich auf der Rückreise aus Ungarn, wo ich alljährlich den Sommer zubringe, nur auf der Durchreise, ohne Aufenthalt, passiert, sonst würde ich Sie besucht haben. So freue ich mich denn in Zukunft mit Ihnen ein Viertelstündchen zu plaudern. Herbeck ging. Hellmesberger tritt an seine Stelle, doch nur als Hofkapellmeister, da die Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde über dessen Dirigenten-Talent nicht gleicher Ansicht zu sein scheint wie das k. k. Obersthofmeisteramt [ ]". - Hans Schläger war zweiter Direktor des Salzburger Dommusikvereins und des Mozarteums sowie Gründungsmitglied der Internationalen Stiftung Mozarteum. Er komponierte u.a. die Opern Heinrich und Ilse (1868) und Hans Heidekukuk (1873). Aufgrund von fortschreitender Schwerhörigkeit zog er sich 1878 aus dem Engagement für die Mozart-Stiftung und zunehmend auch aus dem gesellschaftlichen Leben zurück.

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        Out of the World; or Life in St Kilda

      Maclachlan & Stewart., Edinburgh 1878 - 142, 2 (ads.) 1878. Second edition. Corrected and enlarged with illustrations etched on copper by the author. A very good or very good plus, very clean, tight copy in original publisher's green cloth - gilt embossed to the spine. No inscriptions. Gilt title to the spine still very bright. Very scarce. 15 plates including a frontispiece as called for. Normal age toning to the endpapers. A crease to the extreme lower corner of one leaf. A couple of tiny nicks to the margins of a couple of leaves expertly repaired. The upper front board corner slightly turned in. A very good, very well preserved copy of a very scarce book. Shipping from the UK [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The School of Shakspere

      Chatto and Windus, UK 1878 - 1st Edition 1878. Including The Life and Death of Captain Thomas Stuckeley with a New Life of Stucley, from Unpublished Sources; Nobody and Somebody; Histrio-Mastix; The Prodigal Son; Jack Drum's Entertainment; A Warning for Fair Women; with Reprints of the Accounts of The Murder and Faire Em." "Edited, with introductions and notes, and an account of Robert Greene, his prose works, and his quarrels with Shakspere, by Richare Simpson." Two Volumes in lovely three quarter leather bound book with gilt page top edge. Matching Hand marbled endpapers and boards. Books are near fine and very bright. Contents very good. A lovely set and quite un-common. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IUMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. Ref 6387 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hector Servadac. Or The Career Of A Comet

      New York; Scribner, Armstrong and Co. 1878., 1878. First Compete American Edition, published simultaneously with the English edition in November 1877 (although dated 1878). 8vo. 370pp + 2 (ads). Publisher's dark red cloth lavishly titled and decorated in black and gold, coated yellow endpapers. Contents with one or two thumb marks else clean; text block a little shaken in the case, minor bumping and fraying to spine ends, small area of abrasion to endpaper. Binding remains clean and bright. A very good copy indeed. Another one of Mr. Verne's forays into deep space, stuffed to the portholes with engraved plates depicting men in handlebar moustaches lurching about jungles on horseback and into orbit in a balloon. This first authorised edition was preceeded by a piracy from George Munro and an incomplete cloth edition from Philadelphia. Myers 33. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [370].

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        Universal-Lexikon der Kochkunst. Wörterbuch aller in der bürgerlichen und feinen Küche und Backkunst vorkommenden Speisen und Getränke, deren Naturgeschichte, Zubereitung, Gesundheitswerth und Verfälschung.

      Leipzig JJ Weber 1878 - 2 Bände. 4°. Mit chromolithogr. Frontispiz. XXXV S., 13 Bl., 632 S.; 2 Bl., 696 S. Roter OLwd. Die Einbände sind etw. berieben. Die Rücken wurden unter Verwendung der alten Rückentitel erneuert. Die Seiten sind Papier bedingt gebräunt. Beginn des 2. Bandes etw. stockfleckig. Schönes Exemplar. ERSTAUSGABE: Weiss 3905 Anm. (nennt Lieferungsausg. mit leicht abweichender Koll.) - Horn/Arndt 607 (3. Aufl. 1886). die Erstausgabe erschien (in Lieferungen). Sehr umfassendes Lexikon der Kochkunst. (2,792kg) Deutsch; 2,792 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 -.

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        Menschliches, Allzumenschliches. Ein Buch für freie Geister (Human all too Human. A Book for Free Spirits)

      Chemnitz: Schmeitzner, 1878. First edition. Very Good +/none. Nietzsches First Aphoristic Work and His Introduction of PerspectivismNIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Menschliches, Allzumenschliches. Ein Buch für freie Geister (Human all too Human. A Book for Free Spirits). Chemnitz, Schmeitzner, 1878. TP + 1 leaf = Vorrende + 1 leaf = Inhalt + 1 leaf = Half Title + [3] 377. Octavo. First Edition, First Issue, Schaberg 29. Only 489 copies of this first edition, first issue, as the remaining 511 of the original 1000 first edition copies were sold to E. W. Fritzsch in 1886 for use in a new edition with new title page and without the ads. Thus, this copy is extremely rare in any state. This is the first book by Nietzsche where he is listed simply as Friedrich Nietzsche rather than as prof. In fact, Human, All Too Human constituted such a radical departure in style and content for Nietzsche that he first proposed to his publisher that it be released anonymously or with a pseudonym. Schmeitzner, however, would not allow it. Reluctant to construct a philosophical system, and sensitive to the importance of style in philosophic writing, Nietzsche composed these works as a series of several hundred aphorisms, a departure from his style up to this point. Much of the work is devoted to what one might now call "psychoanalytical" insights into the nature of common human experience and the origins of our human valuations. At the time, serious inquiry into such things as the nature of dreams, the meaning of pity or the phenomenon of laughter had no place in the field of philosophy. Human All Too Human also contains Nietzsches reflections upon cultural and psychological phenomena in reference to individuals' organic and physiological constitutions. The idea of power sporadically appears as an explanatory principle, but Nietzsche tends at this time to invoke hedonistic considerations of pleasure and pain in his explanations of cultural and psychological phenomena. It is here, too, that Nietzsche's famous epistemological "perspectivism" is first broached: the view that "truths" are nothing more than interpretations of reality, formed from different perspectives and more or less successful in their struggle against competing "truths." Like the four books to follow, the present work is addressed to the "free spirits of Europe." It was the present work that finally divided Nietzsche from his greatest friend, Richard Wagner, more and more in Nietzsche's mind motivated by only the most simplistic greed for power, and betraying the promise of his art. Includes initial half title before the full title page and the eere correction, cut and pasted by Schmeitzner over menon (a non-word) to create meere (sea) on p290 aphorism 431, but lacking the rear advertisements. CONDITION: Contemporary ½ morocco binding with gilt lettering to restored spine. Decorative endpapers. Very good. This is a tight, very clean & beautiful copy. Contemporary ½ morocco binding with gilt lettering to restored spine. Decorative endpapers. Very good. This is a tight, very clean & beautiful copy.

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        Dick Sand: Or, A Captain at Fifteen. A Novel

      New York, George Munro. 1878, 1878. FIRST ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION. 8vo. Pp324, with pp2 advertisements. Illustrated thoughout. Bound in publishers's mid green cloth, titled to spine in gilt, coated yellow endpapers. Neat ownership to flyleaf, some edgewear, small nick to joint. very good indeed. Dick Sands is a rather more serious and atypical Jules Verne travel adventure following the exploits of a young whale hunter and an entomologist. The novel deals primarily with the issue of slavery, and the African slave trade by other African Natives in particular.

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        Dai Nihon Do¯chu¯ Saikenzu. [Travel map of Japan]

      Kyoto.: Kawakatsu Tokujiro.. Meiji 11. 1878.. Copperplate engraved map with woodblock color, full sheet (actually 4 joined sheets) with text and map title 14 1/2 x 68 (37x173cm) (map only approximately 13 5/8 x 46 3/4 inches) folding to 7 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches(fuku orihon), embossed paper cover. Original title label has been removed and a handwritten label attached, wear and a little paper loss to cover paper (not affecting the map). Overall light soiling and light wear to the map with tiny pinhead sized paper loss at the intersections of the two right folds (which are more exposed when the map is folded). Some oxidation (?) to the red color name markers on the island of Shikoku, but overall the map is in good condition. An attractive and informative travel map of Japan, issued just ten years into the Meiji era. There is much information given on and around the map, including distances (land and sea) between the many places named along the roads and also on the sea routes, plus listings of inns and shrines. With pictographs indicating mountains and small ships in the sea (including western steamships) the map is graphically very appealing. .

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        Newdigate Prize Poem. Ravenna

      Oxford: Thos. Shrimpton and Son,, 1878. Recited in the Theatre, Oxford, June 26, 1878. Octavo (pp. 16). Original grey-green printed wrappers. Light vertical crease down the middle, as is the case with the other very small number of inscribed copies, perhaps folded to fit in the pocket of someone attending the reading. An excellent copy. First edition of Wilde's first independent publication. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front cover: "with the compliments of the author". The inspiration for Wilde's prize-winning poem came on a "vacation ramble" to Italy in 1877 with the Precentor and Junior Dean of Trinity College, Dublin, William Mahaffy. His recitation of it at Oxford was listened to with "rapt attention" and punctuated by frequent applause.

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        Around the World in Eighty Days

      Philadelphia: Porter & Coates. Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket. 1878. Cloth. Later impression of the first American edition. Original terra-cotta cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, with the publisher's printed dust-jacket. The book is very good with some light mottling to the spine cloth, light wear at the corners, internally clean; the jacket is about near fine with a touch of wear at the spine tips and corners; Osgood was the first American firm to publish this Verne title in both a small unillustrated format in July 1873 and a fully illustrated version (from British sheets) in November of the same year. In March of 1876 Osgood sold at auction the plates and remainders of its Verne books and Porter & Coates paid $410 for the plates of the illustrated version, along with 310 sets of sheets at cost, and printed an edition from those plates in December of 1876; though not mentioned in Taves & Michaluk, it is probable Porter & Coates ran off one or more printings between then and 1880. We have dated this copy circa 1878, based on the rear-panel ad for the Fireside Encyclopedia, which was issued near the end of that year .

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        MY LAST CRUISE. Where We Went and What We Saw: Being An Account of Visits to the Malay and Loo-Choo Islands, the Coasts of China, Formosa, Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, and the Mouth of the Amoor River.

      PRIMARY RESOURCE WITH THE NUDE JAPANESE BATHING ILLUSTRATIONPhiladelphia 1878, - Lippincott. Blue cloth, very good, 507p.,28 b.w. steel plates and woodcuts, a few old library stamps,covers gold stamped pictorial, corners, head/tail of spine abit worn, contents solid, with NUDE BATHING PLATE. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        THE CRIMEAN CAMPAIGN with “The Connaught Rangers” 1854-55-56

      London: Griffith and Farran. 1878. First edition. Original red cloth with gilt and black titles to the upper board and spine. A very good copy, the cloth rubbed and a little frayed to the extremities. The contents complete, the rear hinge is cracked but holding, the pages with some spotting to the margins. The large fold out map is present as called for, and in clean and bright condition with a short closed tear to one edge. With the ink presentation inscription of the books dedicatee General Sir Horatio Shirley, K. C. B. to the half title. Scarce. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        How the "Mastiffs" Went to Iceland ? With Illustrations by Mrs. Hugh Blackburn

      Virtue & Co., Limited, London 1878 - Published for John Burns, owner of the MASTIFF, and commemorating a voyage from Scotalnd to Iceland. Trollope appears in most of the illustrations and one of the photographs. With 2 pp. ANS from Trollope's granddaughter Muriel R. Trollope, concerning a photograph and engraving of the author. Publisher's blue cloth gilt, a.e.g., rubbed, tear to cloth at foot of spine; very good in custom cloth box Colored lithograph frontispiece map, illustrated with 14 lithographed plates by Mrs. Hugh Blackburn and 2 real photographs tipped in; 46 pp. 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF RANDOLPH FAIRFAX

      Baltimore: Innes and Company, printer, 1878. Third Edition. Embossed Cloth. Octavo. Subtitle: ?"A Private in the Ranks of the Rockbridge Artillery, attached to the ?"Stonewall Brigade,?" and afterwards to the First Regiment Virginia Light Artillery, Second Corps Army of Northern Virginia. Including a Brief Account of Jackson's Celebrated Valley Campaign.?" x, 72 pp. Blue ribbed cloth with ornamental border in blind on front and rear boards and title in gold on the front board; frontispiece portrait with tissue guard; a remarkably bright copy with light shelfwear to the extremities; contemporary previous owner name on the front free pastedown; light and occasional foxing; early owner has added numbers 1-10 to the list of descendants at the end of the book, tallying how many generations removed Fairfax is from John Rolfe and Pocahantas. Uncommon. Sabin 81709 (First Edition), Howes S549.

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        How The “Mastiffs” Went To Iceland With Illustrations by Mrs. Hugh Blackburn

      London: Virtue & Co.. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1878. First Edition. Cloth. Original cobalt blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration on upper board and spine, all edges gilt, in publisher's original printed dust-wrapper, cloth folding chemise, and matching slipcase; Color map frontis, 14 lithographic plates, and an additional 2 silver prints tipped in. Collates complete. Book is fine and bright, as are the chemise and slipcase, though the plates have some very minor foxing (in all, that said, very near fine). The jacket shows toning around the edges, chipping at the spine tips, and short tears at the extremities, but still far better than very good. A bright and pleasing copy. ; The story of the voyage of the "mastiffs" (the self-named passengers on board the yacht "Mastiff," owned by John Burns, later Lord Inverclyde, of Cunard fame) from Scotland to Iceland. Trollope discovered Iceland to be "curious but not beautiful" and noted that Reykjavik was "pervaded by a flavour of fish," while his fellow passenger Mrs. Blackburn, who provided the pencil sketches reproduced herein, wondered how such a "rough-spoken good sort of fellow" had come to "write such good novels." Great fun, and, in the super-scarce dust jacket, very possibly the finest copy in existence .

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Niels W. Gade").

      Kopenhagen, 12. V. 1878.. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. Wie von zeitgenössischer Hand vermerkt, an den Konzertmeister und Violinvirtuosen Johann Christoph Lauterbach (1832-1918): "Wir haben uns sehr gefreut Ihren Bild - auch ohne Bart - zu bekommen, und ich danke bestens, sowohl im eigenen als in Namen der Familie. Ein speciellen Dank, das Sie der junge Geiger Stokmar so freundlich aufgenommen habe. Ich gratulire herzlich das es mit Ihren Gesundheit so gut vorwärts geht, und ich hoffe, das wie uns bald persönlich überzeugen können das sie mit festen u. sicherem Schritte fortschreitet wie früher, trotz der böswillige Bergkobolds üble Laune. Ich habe den ganzen Winter gelitten von Kopfschwindel und Unwohlsein, jetzt fängt es an besser zu gehen; ich habe auch angefangen ein kleiner Scherzo zu schreiben für Ihnen, um wenigstens mein guter Wille zu zeigen, - ob ich fertig damit werde bis Ende Mai weiss ich noch nicht. Es ist mit Piano-Accompagnement, wird das gehen? Oder wenn ich zeitig fertig werde - und es mir einigermassen gefällt - können Sie es vielleicht instrumentiren lassen in Dresden, das Accompagnement ist sehr einfach. Es wird ein 3/4 Moderato; a moll [...]". - Bl. 2 verso mit Monogrammstempel "NG" und auf Trägerpapier aufgezogen.

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        [COLLECTION OF MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS RELATING TO AMERICAN EFFORTS TO REDUCE NATIONAL DEBT INCURRED DURING THE CIVIL WAR THROUGH SELLING BONDS VIA THE ROTHSCHILD BANK. INCLUDING FOUR MANUSCRIPT LETTERS, SIGNED, BY TREASURY SECRETARY JOHN SHERMAN, AND THREE ADDITIONAL AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, FROM OTHER CORRESPONDENTS, ALL TO CHARLES CONANT, THE AMERICAN AGENT IN LONDON IN CHARGE OF THE FINANCING EFFORTS]

      Washington and London. 1878 - 1879.. Seven manuscript letters, [16]pp. in total, on folio, quarto, and octavo sheets. Plus four of the original covers, two of them being Treasury Department envelopes marked "Official Business." Light soiling, but overall very neat, clean, and readable. Fine. An interesting group of letters to Charles Conant, the American Treasury Department official in London charged with overseeing the sale of American bonds in the European financial markets, thereby reducing the debt incurred during the Civil War. The national debt skyrocketed during the Civil War and Reconstruction, from about $78 million in 1861 to $2.5 billion in 1871. To alleviate some of the debt the Treasury Department decided to actively sell American bonds in Europe, using the assistance of the Rothschild Bank in London and several prominent New York bankers (including J.P. Morgan), referred to in these letters as "The Syndicate." The centerpiece of this small collection is a group of four manuscript letters (the text written in a secretarial hand) signed by United States Treasury Secretary John Sherman to Charles Conant, his agent in London for "refunding the National Debt." Conant (1835- 1886) was appointed to the Treasury Department in 1865, and rose through the civil service ranks. Beginning in 1870 he was chief of the warrants division, and responsible for completing the monthly debt statement of the United States, and by 1874 he was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. In 1877 Treasury Secretary John Sherman named Conant the department's funding agent, and placed him in charge of the financial transactions of the government in London in relation to refunding the national debt. Conant spent more than two years in London, overseeing the sale of U.S. bonds in the European financial market, working closely with the Rothschild Bank (one of the envelopes is addressed to Conant c/o N.M. Rothschild & Son). In these letters Sherman writes Conant regarding several aspects of his work. In the earliest letter, dated February 12, 1878, Sherman informs Conant that "the relation of the Syndicate, as an association, will terminate with this Department in accordance with a personal understanding had after the contract was annulled. If no bonds shall be sold in Europe, of course I shall not be justified in incurring any expense there on account of the Loan, and it will be well for you to make provision for closing your business, unless you are cognizant of some plan or arrangement for continuing the business of funding abroad, of which, I am not advised." Apparently, the Treasury Department's agreement with The Syndicate was renewed, as the next letter from Sherman, dated a year later, on February 15, 1879, describes a vigorous selling operation: "The rapid sales of bonds in this country tend to make me solicitous to promote sales in Europe to avoid anything like a drain of coin here in April, May and June. I therefore thought it best to allow the Syndicate to deposit with you any called bonds as collateral, but payment for the four per cent must in every case be made within the ninety days the interest to be adjusted here. Please say to the Messrs. Rothschild that it is desirable to have all called bonds as soon as received by them, and they will be credited with interest to the maturity of the call." A letter from Sherman to Conant of February 28, 1879 describes some of the nuts and bolts of their dealings. Sherman writes (in part) "I transmit to you to-day...ten million dollars ($10,000,000)...for delivery to the contracting parties as required and paid for by them. The bonds are contained in four (4) iron safes, which are addressed to the Hon. John Welch, U.S. Minister London." The final letter from Sherman is dated April 21, 1879, and he informs Conant that a large number of bonds belonging to the Manhattan Savings Institution have been stolen, and instructs Conant of the specific bonds that he should decline to receive, totaling some $42,000. The final three letters to Conant are of a more less official nature and are from a variety of correspondents, including one from John Biddulph Martin, who would later marry the famed feminist, Victoria Woodhull. Martin asks Conant if he can give him "the totals of the U.S. interest-bearing debt from 1860-78, which I do not find in any work which I have consulted, but which you may be able to refer to readily." An interesting group of letters shedding light on a little-known aspect of post-Civil War American debt financing.

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        THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE. In Three Volumes. (First Edition in Untouched Original Cloth, Primary Binding)

      London: Smith, Elder, 1878. Hardy, Thomas. THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE. In Three Volumes. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1878. First Edition, first issue, printed in an edition of 1,000 copies. Frontispiece map in Vol. 1. A VERY GOOD, untouched and honest copy, all three volumes with double-ruled blocked-in-blind borders on the back covers which definitively denote the primary binding. Original publisher's brown fine-ribbed cloth, spines and front covers blocked in black, spines blocked in gilt, with cream endpapers. Single leaf of ads at the back of Volume 2. Extremities lightly rubbed, some minor bubbling to the cloth and mild bumping to the corners. Volume 3 shows indents where this set was once bound up (as was the custom of the times) with string. Inner hinges starting, prelims and edges with moderate foxing, no prior ownership markings. Yet despite faults, there is residual freshness to this copy and even a touch of original gloss to the cloth making this several cuts above the average example of this title which is usually found ex-library, worn to bits, or in the three-rule secondary binding (which without question belonged to a remaindered second binding-up of 100 copies accomplished in 1882 by W. Glaisher, wholesale booksellers, a four-year gap from the first binding-up). This is a similar situation to Hardy's THE TRUMPET-MAJOR (Smith, Elder, & Co., 1880). No matter how some bibliophiles might try to spin it, the two-ruled primary bindings are far preferable to the three-ruled versions which were bound years later. The lending libraries swallowed THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE and THE TRUMPET-MAJOR whole, causing them to be read to pieces and leaving nice, clean copies in the primary binding without library labels few and far between. THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE, Hardy's sixth novel, remains after 135+ years, one of the great literary masterpieces of the late Victorian era and one of Hardy's most popular novels, still easily readable today unlike so many other well-known Victorian classics. Plot: Eustacia, the high-spirited tragic heroine, is stifled by life inside bleak Egdon Heath and marries earnest and educated Clym Yeobright as an escape. Eustacia's former lover, Damon Wildeve, spitefully marries Clym's cousin Thomasin in revenge for Eustacia refusing to succumb to his physical charms. Bad things happen; there is little justice or mercy for all involved and their fates are not particularly upbeat leaving Hardy, as usual, open to unfair accusations of gleeful pessimism. But a closer reading of THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE shows Hardy's distinct tenderness toward his flawed characters, simply victims of the same human condition we all endure, constantly smacked around by circumstance and coincidence. An excellent copy of a highly desirable first edition. Housed in a new brown & black matching slipcase spine-lettered in gold. Purdy, pp.24-27; Sadleir 1113. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

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        Antonio Maceo autographed letter signed with fine content written days after being forced to leave Cuba for political reasons

      New York, June 15, 1878. 5" x 6.5". "Autograph letter signed ""Anto. Maceo"", one page, 5"" x 6.5"", June 15, 1878, New York, addressed to a friend in Cuba. Very fine.""Having received important news of the . . . republic of Cuba and judging convenient to give T. knowledge of their request to be served concurring tomorrow Monday at eight o'clock at No. 19 Street with the above mentioned end. It will be served to admit them to my consideration"". Written just days after being forced to leave Cuba for political reasons, Maceo arrived in New York and received news that the rebels have accepted Spanish peace terms at Loma Pelada. The son of a Venezuelan mulatto and Afro-Cuban woman, Maceo began his fight for Cuban liberation by enlisting as a private in the army in 1868 when the Ten Years War began. Five years later, he was promoted to the rank of general because of his bravery and his demonstrated ability to outmaneuver the Spanish army. In 1878 when most of the Cubans generals believed that their armies could not defeat the Spaniards, Maceo refused to surrender without winning Cuban independence and the abolition of slavery. Ultimately he was forced to leave Cuba. "

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        Around the World in Eighty Days

      Philadelphia: Porter & Coates. Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket. 1878. Cloth. Later impression of the first American edition. Original terra-cotta cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, with the publisher's printed dust-jacket. The book is very good with some light mottling to the spine cloth, light wear at the corners, internally clean; the jacket is about near fine with a touch of wear at the spine tips and corners; Osgood was the first American firm to publish this Verne title in both a small unillustrated format in July 1873 and a fully illustrated version (from British sheets) in November of the same year. In March of 1876 Osgood sold at auction the plates and remainders of its Verne books and Porter & Coates paid $410 for the plates of the illustrated version, along with 310 sets of sheets at cost, and printed an edition from those plates in December of 1876; though not mentioned in Taves & Michaluk, it is probable Porter & Coates ran off one or more printings between then and 1880. We have dated this copy circa 1878, based on the rear-panel ad for the Fireside Encyclopedia, which was issued near the end of that year .

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        How The “Mastiffs” Went To Iceland With Illustrations by Mrs. Hugh Blackburn

      London: Virtue & Co.. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1878. First Edition. Cloth. Original cobalt blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration on upper board and spine, all edges gilt, in publisher's original printed dust-wrapper, cloth folding chemise, and matching slipcase; Color map frontis, 14 lithographic plates, and an additional 2 silver prints tipped in. Collates complete. Book is fine and bright, as are the chemise and slipcase, though the plates have some very minor foxing (in all, that said, very near fine). The jacket shows toning around the edges, chipping at the spine tips, and short tears at the extremities, but still far better than very good. A bright and pleasing copy. ; The story of the voyage of the "mastiffs" (the self-named passengers on board the yacht "Mastiff," owned by John Burns, later Lord Inverclyde, of Cunard fame) from Scotland to Iceland. Trollope discovered Iceland to be "curious but not beautiful" and noted that Reykjavik was "pervaded by a flavour of fish," while his fellow passenger Mrs. Blackburn, who provided the pencil sketches reproduced herein, wondered how such a "rough-spoken good sort of fellow" had come to "write such good novels." Great fun, and, in the super-scarce dust jacket, very possibly the finest copy in existence .

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

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

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        A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' : our home on the ocean for eleven months

      Longmans Green and Co, 1878, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Editionquarter leather marbled boards are shelf worn and the spine has been repaired. the book is complete with all maps, the chart at the back and all full page plates. the hinges have been reinforced with cloth. the book has some light foxing and age related marks. the binding is strong. the condition is given in terms of the book's age. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 76fg.

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        The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States in Their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects COMPLETE TWO VOLUMES BOUND IN FOUR BOOKS

      Boston.: L. Prang and Company.. Copyright 1878.. TWO VOLUMES IN FOUR BOOKS. 192 chromolithographic plates with tissue guards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, ix+192pp v+200pp v+204pp ix+196pp, 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches, gilt lettered leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Ex-library with markings to lower spines, label to front pastedowns, withdrawn stamp to copyright page, and perforated stamp to a few pages (not affecting plates). Cover extremities rubbed, front joint of three of the volumes is cracked, previous owner's name in ink to front fly leaf and in pencil to inner margin of Preface page, occasional faint offsetting to text pages; overall the interior is in very good, clean condition with bright plates. Thomas Meehan (1826-1901) was born in England in 1826 and at age 20 was offered a position at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. After two years at Kew he emigrated, settling in Germantown, Pennsylvania, where he started a nursery. His business enterprise prospered as a result of his remarkable expertise, both scientific and commercial, and in 1891 he founded a botanical journal, Meehan?'s Monthly. The four volume Native Flowers and Ferns of 1878 is viewed as a landmark publication due, in part, to the fine chromolithographic plates (48 per volume for a total of 192) by master printer Louis Prang of Boston. Meehan In his Preface writes that the illustrations, painted from life by Alois Lunzer, "will favorably compare with the best hitherto attempted in this country, both as regards scientific accuracy and pictorial excellence." Includes an Index of Common Names and Index of Botanical Names. A significant work in the history of both American botany and American color plate printing (included in Bennett's "Practical Guide to American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books"). .

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        The home doctor: a guide to health

      San Francisco News Co. [E. Bosqui & Co., printers and bookbinders], San Francisco 1878 - 12mo, pp. xx, 505, [1]; wood-engraved frontispiece portrait and a number of small wood engravings in the text; fine and bright in original brown pebble-grain cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, marbled page edges. Dr. Bourne's water cure was available in San Francisco during the Gold Rush from late 1850 to 1869 with one establishment being at 629 Market St. which had 29 electri-chemical baths in 1862. Bourne sold the business in 1869 and moved to Lake Tahoe to open a new facility at Cornelian Bay which promoted rarified, pure mountain air, and hot and cold mineral springs as an answer to healthful living. (Dr. Bourne actually tried to change the name of Lake Tahoe to Lake Sanitoria.) By 1876 the Cornelian Bay Hotel was a regular stop for the steamer Governor Stanford, and excursionists combed the shoreline for carnelian stones and many opted to take Dr. Bourne's water cure, many different treatments of which are discussed in this book.Not in Cordasco. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins. Herausgegeben von Siegfried Mittmann und Dieter Vieweger.

      Leipzig, Baedeker, 1878-1994.. 1-64, 68-78, 80-100, 102-105 u. 107-110/1 in 68 Bänden u. 13 Heften. Mit zahlreichen teils gefalteten, teils farbigen Tafeln, Karten und Plänen. 8°. Halbledereinbände d. Zeit (18) u. Halbleineneinbände d. Zeit (50). Ab Band 98 ungebunden.. ISSN: 0012-1169. Einbände teils berieben und Ecken bestoßen. Titel gestempelt. Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Rückenschild. Wichtige Quelle zur Palästinaforschung.

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        Fables choisies tirees des Metamorphoses d'Ovide. Gravures de Bernard Picart et d'apres Lebrun. Texte par Rene Menard. Tome 1-2.

      Paris, A. Levy, Libraire editeur, 1878.. Fol., Halbleder. half morocco. 2 vols. With 80 superb full-page engravings. teg, binding bumped and rubbed, Engravings stocking.

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        Around the World in Eighty Days

      Porter & Coates, Philadelphia 1878 - Later impression of the first American edition. Original terra-cotta cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, with the publisher's printed dust-jacket. The book is very good with some light mottling to the spine cloth, light wear at the corners, internally clean; the jacket is about near fine with a touch of wear at the spine tips and corners; Osgood was the first American firm to publish this Verne title in both a small unillustrated format in July 1873 and a fully illustrated version (from British sheets) in November of the same year. In March of 1876 Osgood sold at auction the plates and remainders of its Verne books and Porter & Coates paid $410 for the plates of the illustrated version, along with 310 sets of sheets at cost, and printed an edition from those plates in December of 1876; though not mentioned in Taves & Michaluk, it is probable Porter & Coates ran off one or more printings between then and 1880. We have dated this copy circa 1878, based on the rear-panel ad for the Fireside Encyclopedia, which was issued near the end of that year [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Liebig-Bilder: Einzelserie Nr. 012: Elsässische Volksszenen.

      Liebig - ( Liebig-Bilder-Serie in Chromolithographie gedruckt, teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber. Bildgröße 10 x 7 cm: Katalognummer und Erscheinungsjahr nach den maßgeblichen Katalogen von Arnhold/Spielhagen + Loos sowie Sanguinetti ): Hier die Nummer 12: " Elsässische Volksszenen " aus dem Jahrgang 1878-1883, gedruckt bei Hutinet in Paris mit französischem Werbeaufdruck *Compagnie Liebig. Veritable Extrait de Viande Liebig*. Gezeigt werden: " Ein Mann und Frau tanzen um einen Liebigtopf, eine Frau mit Löffel füllt Extrakt hieraus - Ernte: 2 Knaben und 1 Mädchen binden Stroh - Eine Frau füllt Extrakt aus dem Liebigtopf an 2 Knaben mit Näpfen - 2 Knaben mit einem Holzschlitten rollen einen großen Liebigtopf über einen Steg, Mädchen wartet zur Belohnung mit Weinflasche - Knabe mit Posaune auf einem Liebigtopf, ein Bauernpaar tanzt davor - Knabe hat einen Liebigtopf auf den Rücken in einer Kiepe, einer hilft, ein Mädchen feuert an - Knabe mit Liebigtopf auf Holzkarre, ein Knabe spielt Dudelsack, ein Mädchen spinnt mit Spindel - Tanz um den Maibaum ( Liebigtopfbaum ) - Herr und Dame beim Rendezvous in einer Laube, Kellner bringt riesengroßen Liebigtopf herbei - 2 Bauern spielen Karten am Tisch, ein Mädchen bringt ein Getränk im Krug und 2 Gläser ". Zusammen 10 Bilder (so vollständig). ( Die Rückseiten der Bilder mit französischem Werbetext ). Von insgesamt guter Erhaltung ( wenige Bilder gering berieben, Rückseiten teils gering fleckig ). - außerordentlich selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Le opere con nuove annotazioni e commenti di Gaetano Milanesi.

      G.C. Sansoni,, In Firenze, 1878 - Nove volumi di cm. 22,5, pp. 5000 ca. complessive con illustrazioni entro e fuori testo (perlopiù alberi genealogici). Solida ed elegante legatura del tempo in mezza pergamena con punte, dorsi lisci con fregi in oro e titoli su dopio tassello bicolore. Brossure originali preservate all'interno. Tagli di testa dorati. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Pregevole edizione che presenta, oltre alle vite, anche i Ragionamenti, le Lettere edite ed inedite e la Descrizione dell'Apparato per le feste del Principe Francesco de' Medici (d'anonimo). Il nono ed ultimo volume è interamente dedicato ad ampi ed utili indici per la consultazione dell'opera intera. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        THE LEAVENWORTH CASE: A Lawyer’s Story

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1878. First edition, first printing. Correctly dated 1878 to the title page. Publisher?'s brown cloth with black titles to the upper board and gilt titles to the spine. Re-spined with the original cloth laid down. The Adrian Homer Goldstone copy with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Folding facsimile letter. A good only copy, rubbed, bumped and darkened to the binding. The contents complete with an ink mark to the reverse of the half title and small nick to the bottom edge of the title page. Light spotting to the text block edge and a few page margins, otherwise pretty clean internally. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        THE FENLAND PAST AND PRESENT

      Wisbech Leach and Son 1878 - FIRST EDITION Large 8vo. hardback bound in dark green cloth with decorative gilt and black titles and decorations to spine and upper board. 649pp., illustrated with colour frontispiece, a large folding map (with closed tear), many other engravings (lacking 2) and diagrams and 2 folding tables. A clean copy with no previous owners' markings or inscriptions. Slight shelfwear, else a Good+ Copy. (Shelf 9) ** To see a scan of this book please visit our Home page ** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - please come and browse. PayPal, credit and (UK) debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chaucer Bookshop ABA ILAB]
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        BABYHOOD: RHYMES AND STORIES, PICTURES AND SILHOUETTES, FOR OUT LITTLE ONES

      Estes and Lauriat, Boston 1878 - A charmer of a Victorian children's book, and one of the very first published by that most prolific of children's book writers, Laura E. Richards. In a publisher's binding typical of the period, with Egyptian and Asian motifs, and a pastedown with two ladies in kimonas and a brilliant Chinese red border. A lovely copy, with pink endpapers illustrated patterned with Victorian babies. There are no marks of any kind in the book, though some occasional toning. A bright copy of an uncommon title -- we locate a handful of copies in OCLC. [204] p., [1] leaf of plates; ill. In text illustrations throughout, music as well. Some illustrations engraved by John Greenaway, Bricher & Russell after Hoppin, and silhouettes by Church. Near Fine binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB]
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