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        Howden and Odbert's Atlas of Warren County, Pennsylvania

      Washington, PA: J. A. Howden and A. Odbert. 1878. First edition. Hardcover. Fair. 1878, First Edition. Hardcover, folio, original boards rebacked and recornered in recent buckram. 159 pp. Illustrated throughout with color lithographs and maps. A complete copy, but tape repair along the gutters; about 1/3rd of the pages have short, closed snags repaired with tape. Boards worn and faded. An average copy of a rare atlas.

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        Scotch firs.

      Smith, Elder, London 1878 - First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [6], 319, vi, 284, 4 (ads); original green cloth stamped in black and blind, spines gilt lettered; light edge wear to cloth, volume I a bit shaken, library label to front pastedowns, light foxing, still a very nice set of a scare title. Wolff, 6916. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        12 (lithogr.) Ansichten von Fulda und der Rhön. (Bildgröße: 8,1 x 12,2 cm)

      Fulda, Nehrkorn ca. 1878.. 15 x 20 cm. Gold- und schwarz- gepr. Leinenmappe d. Zt. 8 Bll. mit Wasserrand außerhalb des Druckes.. Die Ansichten zeigen: (Fulda) Bonifaciusplatz, Post- und Rathhaus, Frauenberg und Stadt, Pfarrkirche, Dom, Das Innere der Michaelskirche, jeweils mit lebendiger Personenstaffage ; (Rhön) Milseburg, Die große Wasserkuppe, Bieberstein, Steinwand, Kreuzberg; - Äußerst seltenes Album!

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        Ornithologie du salon - synonymie, description, moeurs, nourriture des oiseaux de volière européens et exotiques

      J. Rothschild, Paris 1878 - In-4° (27,5 x 19 cm), 220 pages, demi-chagrin vert d'époque dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, plats de percaline verte ornés d'un décor à froid, gardes moirée, toutes tranches dorées. 40 SUPERBES PLANCHES HORS TEXTE EN COULEURS sous serpente et 75 gravures dans le textes en premier (et unique) tirage. Très bel exemplaire sans aucune rousseur.

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        Sefton. Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsome 1878

      London 1878 - This hand colored aquatint engraving depicts the winning horse and jockey of the 1878 Epsom Derby Stakes. Measuring 12" x 17", the print shows mild foxing and a repaired 1" tear in the bottom left hand corner of the margin.1/2" crease in bottom left corner.

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        Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers to the Secretary of War for the Year 1878. In Three Parts.

      Government Printing Office 1878 - 1st ed. Three volumes. Octavo. Publisher's cloth with printed spine labels. 840, (841) - 1354, (1355) - 1883 pp, indexes, many folding plates, maps, illustrations, charts. Very Good +, very tight, contents very clean, covers a little bug eaten in places, labels worn with slight loss to title. The folding title preceding the folding plates in volume one is torn in two pieces with no loss. A much better than average set filled with very clean maps, plates and illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Through the Dark Continent Or The Sources of the Nile, Around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1878. First American edition (same year as first). With 10 maps and 150 woodcuts. With map in pocket at back of each volume which together form a detailed map of Equatorial Africa (82 x 128 cm). 2 vols. Thick 8vo. Original green decorated cloth, stamped in gilt and red. Extremities slightly rubbed. Vol. I slightly bowed, with hinges starting and a few gatherings loosened, lower inner hinge of vol. II starting. Map of Western Half of Equatorial Africa repaired with archival tape. Generally bright copies. Stanley's marvellous retelling of his expedition to the headwaters of the Nile River after the death of Livingstone. The journey was one of terrible hardship and when Stanley returned his face was deeply lined and his hair nearly white. A cornerstone of African exploration.

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        INDIAN HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY, AND GENEALOGY: PERTAINING TO THE GOOD SACHEM MASSASOIT OF THE WAMPANOAG TRIBE, AND HIS DESCENDANTS WITH AN APPENDIX.

      Zerviah Gould Mitchell, North Abingdon, MA 1878 - This is a hardcover book published in 1878 by Zerviah Gould Mitchell in Massachusetts. The binding is a blindstamped dark brown cloth with faded gilt title on the spine and simulated book bands across the spine. Both interior hinges carefully reinforced without the use of tape. The corners are straight. The covers are clean and though dark in color are bright with smudging or soil. No spine chips, but with very light fraying. Original end papers with former owner name in ink. Clean pages throughout. Preface, Table of Contents, an index for Portraits and Other Illustrations contained in the book, Content, Genealogy, Appendix, List of Subscribers. Illustrations are line engravings. All plates are present. Collation on request. ; Small 8vo; 261 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Farbenblindheit

      1878. DAAE, Dr. A. Die Farbenblindheit. 9 pp. Pamphlet and wool-diagnostic test with 70 dyed wool samples. 8vo., bound in publisher's cloth. Berlin: Dorfel, [1878].Second Edition. The author, a Norwegian ophthalmologist, was an early campaigner for mandatory vision tests for ships' pilots and railway engineers. In 1877 Hoelmgen, prompted by a fatal train collision in Sweden, published his "Worsted Test" for colour-blindness, and this spurred a new interest in colour-blindness as a matter of public safety. It was reprinted as up until 1938. rare with OCLC listing only three copies in the US.

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        North Italian Folk Sketches of Town and Country Life. Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott.

      Londra, Chatto and Windus 1878 In - 8vo piccolo (cm. 19) di pp. XII, 282, (6). Con 18 ill. n.t. incise su legno da Swain e 10 tavv. f.t. di R. Caldecott, in col orig. all?acquerello. Mz. tela edit., dorso oranto, tit. al dso (lievi usure). Ottimo esemplare. Libro interessante e poco conosciuto, dedicato quasi interamente alla Liguria : la prima parte alla Riviera di Levante, la seconda parte all'entroterra e all'Appennino Ligure. Gustosissime le illustrazioni, raffiguranti soprattutto scorci di paesaggio, vita popolare, tradizioni contadine, scene di costume: esse sono frutto della mano spiritosa e garbata di Randolph Caldecott, il noto illustratore del periodo vittoriano. "Nello stesso inverno 1876 - 7, Caldecott illustrò con 28 disegni, colorati poi a mano, l'opera, stampata in solo 400 copie, North Italian Folk di Mrs. Comyns Carr, l'intraprendente figlia di un console inglese a Genova, che ci ha lasciato una vivacissima descrizione di personaggi, feste, costumi di Genova e dell'Appennino Ligure.... Raro documento, letterario e grafico, di una villeggatura di due stranieri tra i contadini liguri di fine Ottocento" (cfr. Astengo, Duretto e Quaini, La scoperta della Riviera, pp. 129 - 30). Pitré, Bibl. Tradiz. Popolari d'Italia, n. 3754.

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        Brasenose Ale: A Collection of Verses Annually Presented On Shrove Tuesday, By The Butler of Brasenose College, Oxford

      Boston, Lincolnshire: Printed for Private Circulation by Robert Roberts 1878 - Half Morocco by Larkins, 9 inches tall. A splendid volume of verse celebrating drinking ale in a fine binding. With gilt raised bands, title and most attractive gilt tooling to the panels framing a centre tool representing a jug of ale. Top edge gilt. Slight rubbing and scuffing. With the remarkable and macabre bookplate of George Fales Barker. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        South Africa

      London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Picadilly, 1878. First edition, with half-titles. Folding hand-colored map of South Africa by Henry Hall in vol. I and color two-page map of the Kimberley Mines ("Plan and Evaluation of Kimberley 1876") in vol II. Each fine. vii, [i], 352; vii, [i], 52, 32, ads [dated Nov., 1877] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in three-quarter blue morocco and cloth, t.e.g., by Bayntun. Bookplate of Joseph Spencer "Ticky" Graydon. Spines lightly sunned, else fine.

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

      Richmond: G.W. Gary, 1878. First edition. Pp. xiv, [xv-xvi, blank], [17]-265. 1 vols. 12mo. Original blue cloth, gilt titling on spine. Fine copy. Bookplate of Joseph Y. Jeanes of Philadelphia, and another. Wilburn Waters The first part of this interesting book consists of the account of the life and adventures of Wilburn Waters, a mountain man of southwestern Virginia and his encounters with wolf, deer and bear. The second consists of various historical articles from the pages of the Abingdon Virginian, among them accounts of the Indian captivities of Katy Sage (1792) and Mrs. Archibald Scott (1785). VERY SCARCE.

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        WHISTLER VERSUS RUSKIN; ART & ART CRITICS

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1878. Paperback. Good +. Original printed wraps. 22pp. Wraps chipped at edges of spine & sl. stained. Whistler's "chop" on cover is okay. Interior is very good. Uncut. Whistler's account of the famed libel suit brought by him against critic John Ruskin. Rare!

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        [6 autograph letters, signed, to unknown recipients].Chateau du Breau, (Seine-et-Marne), and 9 Av. Bosquet, 24 June 1878- 9 June 1889. (20.7 x 13.4 to 11.1 x 9 cm). In French. Most letters with 1 or 2 pp. text.

      For the author: NBG XXIV, cols. 542-543. Collection of 6 letters by the French sinologist and oneirologist Marie-Jean-Léon Lecoq, Marquis d'Hervey de Saint-Denys. The author studied Chinese under the great scholar Stanislas Julien and succeeded him in the chair of Chinese at the Collège de France. He translated parts of Ma Duanlin's massive encyclopaedia Wenxian Tongkao and published several anthologies of Chinese literature. The present letters are apparently written to colleagues and friends and mainly concern sinological matters. In one of the letters the author discusses a book by Abel des Michels, most likely his Annales imperiales de l'Annam, which Hervey de Saint-Denys recommends for the "Prix Stanislas Julien"; this prize was indeed awarded to Des Michels the following year. One letter with tear. Letters in very good condition.

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        BABYHOOD: RHYMES AND STORIES, PICTURES AND SILHOUETTES, FOR OUT LITTLE ONES

      Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1878. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding. 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.

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        Traicté de la Forme et Devis Comme on Faict les Tournois par Olivier de la Marche, Hardouin de la Jaille, Anthoine de la Sale etc. Mis en Ordre par Bernard Prost Enrichi de 16 Planches, Dont 9 Doubles Coloriées au Pinceau Avec le Plus Grand Soin et Rehausées d'Or

      Paris: A. Barraud, 1878. No. 8 of 258 (of 260) copies on papier vergé fort. 17 plates (16 hand-colored and heightened in gold), half-title and title printed in red and black. [i-ii], xix, [i], 259, [1], [iv] pp. 8vo. Contemporary vellum by Ch. & L. Hilaire, covers stamped in gilt with wide border of arabesque tools with initial "F" at each corner, surrounding a central panel with a semé of fleur-de-lys and ermine-tail tools, the upper cover with a large initial "F" surmounted by a King's helm with mantling, spine in six compartments with raised bands, titled in the second, the rest with repeat tooling of a decorative border surrounding an initial "F," gilt turn-ins, cream moiré paper pastedowns and free endpapers, gilt and gauffered top edge, original wrappers bound-in. First edition under this title, and the first to include the plates. The first appearance of Prost's text was with the title "Traités du duel judiciaire," published in 1872 by Léon Willem in an edition limited to 400 copies. For the present edition publisher Barraud changed the title and added 16 colored plates, adapted from ms 2692 in the French Bibliothèque Nationale ("Portraicts du tournoi de Monseigneur de Gruthuse appelant, et de Monseigneur de Ghistelle deffendant"). The binding is possibly a pastiche of a binding done for François I.

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        Through the Dark Continent Or The Sources of the Nile, Around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1878. First American edition (same year as first). With 10 maps and 150 woodcuts. With map in pocket at back of each volume which together form a detailed map of Equatorial Africa (82 x 128 cm). 2 vols. Thick 8vo. Original green decorated cloth, stamped in gilt and red. Extremities slightly rubbed. Vol. I slightly bowed, with hinges starting and a few gatherings loosened, lower inner hinge of vol. II starting. Map of Western Half of Equatorial Africa repaired with archival tape. Generally bright copies. Stanley's marvellous retelling of his expedition to the headwaters of the Nile River after the death of Livingstone. The journey was one of terrible hardship and when Stanley returned his face was deeply lined and his hair nearly white. A cornerstone of African exploration.

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

      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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        "Ch. Baudelaire"

      Paris: Goupil, 1878. Woodburytype bust portrait on original printed La Galerie Contemporaine mount. 9 x 7 inches. Matted and framed. Fine. Woodburytype bust portrait on original printed La Galerie Contemporaine mount. 9 x 7 inches. Carjat's Charles Baudelaire. The iconic portrait photograph of Charles Baudelaire by Étienne Carjat, taken c. 1863, and here printed posthumously in La Galerie Contemporaine in 1878. Carjat was rivaled only by Nadar in his portraits of 19th century French cultural figures. "Like Nadar, Carjat captured character and expression brilliantly. Indeed, some of his portraits of celebrities, e.g. Rossini, Baudelaire, Halévy and Gambetta, are livelier and more intimate than Nadar's ?"(Gernsheim, The History of Photography: 1685-1914, p. 308).

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        Über spinalganglien und Rückenmark des Petromyzon. Pp. 81-167, in Sitzungsberichte der der Kaiserlichen-Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Classe LXXVIII. Band. III Abtheilung. Jahrgang 1878

      Wien: aus der E.K. Hof.- und Staatsdruckerei in Commission bei Carl Gerold's Sohn, 1878. First edition of Freud's very rare third paper. With 4 folding lithographic plates by E. Schima after Freud. v, [1], 289 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Uncut, largely unopened. Bound in later green cloth, original front wrapper preserved. First edition of Freud's very rare third paper. With 4 folding lithographic plates by E. Schima after Freud. v, [1], 289 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Freud's Contribution to Evolutionary Biology. Freud's first significant scientific contribution, and third published paper, a study of evolutionary aspects of the spinal column of the lamprey. Freud's research documented evolutionary processes identified in the physical structure of the fish he was examining under his microscope. This work predates Waldeyer's 1891 publication of his monograph on the neuron, but Freud's pioneering research was overlooked. Ernest Jones observed, "It was not the only time that Freud narrowly missed world fame in early life through not daring to pursue his thoughts to their logical - and not far off - conclusion" (cited in Gay, Freud: A Life for our Time, p. 36).

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        Les Decorations Murales de Pompei.

      Leipzig, Weigel, 1878.. A L'Usage des Artistes, des Ecoles Industrielles et des Amis de L'Antique. Mit 24 chromolithographischen Tafeln, 1 farbiger Plan, 51 Seiten, Originalhalblederband, 33 x 25,5 cm,. Einband berieben, innen sauber.

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        "Ch. Baudelaire"

      Paris: Goupil, 1878. Woodburytype bust portrait on original printed La Galerie Contemporaine mount. 9 x 7 inches. Matted and framed. Fine. Woodburytype bust portrait on original printed La Galerie Contemporaine mount. 9 x 7 inches. Carjat's Charles Baudelaire. The iconic portrait photograph of Charles Baudelaire by Étienne Carjat, taken c. 1863, and here printed posthumously in La Galerie Contemporaine in 1878. Carjat was rivaled only by Nadar in his portraits of 19th century French cultural figures. "Like Nadar, Carjat captured character and expression brilliantly. Indeed, some of his portraits of celebrities, e.g. Rossini, Baudelaire, Halévy and Gambetta, are livelier and more intimate than Nadar's ..."(Gernsheim, The History of Photography: 1685-1914, p. 308).

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        New Map of the Great Metropolis, including the cities of New York, Brooklyn, Jersey City, Hoboken, &c

      Taintor Brothers, Merrill & Co.. 1878.. Map, handcolored, 23 1/3 x 17 1/2 inches on sheet 24 1/4 x 19 inches, originally folded not professionally mounted on linen. Very good condition. Published in "The City of New York. A Complete Guide..." which is included as a separate item with this map. The guide book, which is profusely illustrated throughout, is missing its covers and has tears and paper loss to first two pages and back page. .

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        Die Farbenblindheit

      1878. DAAE, Dr. A. Die Farbenblindheit. 9 pp. Pamphlet and wool-diagnostic test with 70 dyed wool samples. 8vo., bound in publisher's cloth. Berlin: Dorfel, [1878]. |~||~||~||~| Second Edition. The author, a Norwegian ophthalmologist, was an early campaigner for mandatory vision tests for ships' pilots and railway engineers. In 1877 Hoelmgen, prompted by a fatal train collision in Sweden, published his "Worsted Test" for colour-blindness, and this spurred a new interest in colour-blindness as a matter of public safety. It was reprinted as up until 1938. rare with OCLC listing only three copies in the US.

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE AMERICA

      Astort Hermanos, Editores - Madrid. 1878. Holandesa. 2Vol: 1vol: XL+996Pág+XVI+2h. 2vol: 3h+ de la 997 a 1931Pág. Contiene un total de 25 Bellas láminas entre los 2 vol grabadas al acero y al boj. Magnífica Obra. Ref 20 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paris-Cimitieres

      1878. PARIS. FALIP, Edward. Paris-Cimetieres. Guide aux Sepultures des Personnages Celebres inhumes dans les trois grands Cimetieres de Paris. xvi, 255 pp. Illustrated with 13 folding plans. Small 8vo., 160 x 100 mm, bound in original printed wrappers in a new iridescent cloth folding box. Paris: Lagrange et Cie., 1878. |~||~||~||~| Second Edition. Extremely rare guide to the graves of "personnages célèbres" buried in the three main cemeteries of Paris: Le Père-Lachaise, Montmartre, and Montparnasse. The names are listed alphabetically within each of the three sections, and in a comprehensive index at the end. Cracked, still a good copy of a rare and fragile book. In a recent glassine wrapper.

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        THE NEW ROCKY MOUNTAIN TOURIST, ARKANSAS VALLEY AND SAN JUAN GUIDE. THE TOUR THROUGH THE GRAIN DISTRICTS OF THE ARKANSAS VALLEY, THE SHEEP AND CATTLE RANGES AND HUNTING GROUNDS OF SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS, TO THE PLEASURE RESORTS OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, THE SANITARIUMS, SPRINGS, THE SAN JUAN MINES AND THE HUNTING AND FISHING GROUNDS OF COLORADO

      Knight & Leonard, 1878., 1878. Third edition. Quarto. Pictorial wrappers, 64 pp., prefatory, preparatory, illustrated, maps. A promotional guide to Southwestern Kansas and Colorado. Much on the range cattle industry, the grain districts of Kansas to include wheat, oats, corn, barley, rye, potatoes, etc., discussions on Mennonite settlements along with how they lay off their land, churches, schools, settlements, wool growing, etc. Picturesque scenery in the Rocky Mountains is shown including Royal Gorge, Talbott Hill, Veta Pass, Wagon Wheel Gap, Hot Springs, the Mount of the Holy Cross, Bear Creek, Garden of the Gods, Boulder Canon, Gray's Peak, etc. Much information is provided on the San Juan Mining Districts as well as the plentiful hunting and fishing that is available. Herd 1753 says "Rare" and "I was unable to locate a first edition of this work." Covers moderately soiled, wear to the spine, wear to lower fore-corner margin area (not affecting print) from page 57 to include rear cover, else an overall very good copy as interior is clean and tight.

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        Fifty Tunes

      1878. TAGORE, [Raja Sir] Saurindro Mohun. Fifty Tunes, Composed and Set to Music. [8], 57, ii, [1] pp. Tall 8vo., 227 x 145 mm, bound in publisher's deluxe full green morocco, elaborately gilt on covers and spine, a.e.g. Calcutta: I.C. Bose & Co., 1878. |~||~||~||~| First Edition. A collection of Hindu Tunes by Sourindro Mohun Tagore (1840-1914) bound in a luxurious Indian publisher's binding, perhaps for presentation. Tagore was founder and president of the Bengal Music School and a pillar of the British Raj among Bengal's cultural elite. Encouraged by the British, Tagore attempted to translate traditional Indian music to Western staff notation, however, as noted in the preface the author "has been obliged to make alterations in some of the pieces, whereby they have, to a certain extent, been divested of the variety of embellishments which are so characteristic of Hindu Music." Rare in American institutions with Worldcat locating three copies in the States. The back cover has some chips in the lower left corner, spine a little faded, still a very handsome copy internally fine.

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        Principes de sociologie

      Germer Baillière 1878 - 4 volumes In-8, reliés (pleine percaline) en Bon Etat, traduit par M.E. Cazelles, première édition, tome 1-1878, tome 2-1879, tome 3- 1883, tome 4-1887(par Félix Alcan) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Camp Life and Sport in South Africa: Experiences of Kaffir Warfare with the Cape Mounted Rifles

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1878. 1st. Original cloth. 8vo. xiii, 258 pp. 4 color lithographs (including frontispiece with tissue guard). Publisher's green cloth, black ruling and gilt illustration & lettering. A very good copy (light rubbing to extremities & boards; owner name; shelfwear); a nice copy. An informative and lively account of a soldier's experiences in the Eighth (1850-1853) and greatest of the wars between White and Black on the Cape eastern frontier. The author, a Cape Mounted Rifleman, served throughout the hostilities, and writes revealingly of the joys, the hardships and the dangers of campaigning in an ever-troubled border region and of the day-to-day life of a colonial officer. The military reminiscences are enhanced, as H. C. Hummel says in his admirable Foreword, 'by the clarity, detail and humour of Lucas's observations as raconteur, hunter, angler and, above all, naturalist . . . Those who know the Eastern Cape and its historic hinterland will recognise familiar landmarks. (Books of Zimbabwe).

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        Atlas van Nederland en zijne Overzeesche Bezittingen naar de nieuwste en beste bronnen bewerkt.

      Amsterdam, Seyffardt, 1878. 2nd edition, 28,5 (of 31 maps), large 4to, coloured maps, original cloth with giltlettered title. Spine and spine ends with tears. 2 and a half maps of the Netherlands are missing, the maps on the colonies are complete. KEYWORDS:caribean/dutch antilles.

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        Narrative of A Voyage to the Polar Sea During 1875-6 in H.M. Ships 'Alert' and 'Discovery'. 2 volume set

      London Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington 1878. G+ : in Good condition plus. Modern rebind with new eps. Folding map in volume I nertly repaired, backed and tipped in. Cruising Association blind stamps and book-plates. Contents firm and bright Fourth Edition Green/gilt hardback cloth cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xl, 395pp; viii, 378pp. 6 Woodbury type photographs, 8 other illustrations [one coloured], 2 folding maps. With notes on the Natural History by H.W. Feildon.

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        Fifty Tunes

      1878. TAGORE, [Raja Sir] Saurindro Mohun. Fifty Tunes, Composed and Set to Music. [8], 57, ii, [1] pp. Tall 8vo., 227 x 145 mm, bound in publisher's deluxe full green morocco, elaborately gilt on covers and spine, a.e.g. Calcutta: I.C. Bose & Co., 1878.First Edition. A collection of Hindu Tunes by Sourindro Mohun Tagore (1840-1914) bound in a luxurious Indian publisher's binding, perhaps for presentation. Tagore was founder and president of the Bengal Music School and a pillar of the British Raj among Bengal's cultural elite. Encouraged by the British, Tagore attempted to translate traditional Indian music to Western staff notation, however, as noted in the preface the author "has been obliged to make alterations in some of the pieces, whereby they have, to a certain extent, been divested of the variety of embellishments which are so characteristic of Hindu Music."Rare in American institutions with Worldcat locating three copies in the States. The back cover has some chips in the lower left corner, spine a little faded, still a very handsome copy internally fine.

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        Mykenae. Bericht über meine Forschungen und Entdeckungen in Mykenae und Tiryns. Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus 1878. Gr. 8°. LXVI. 447 S. mit11, davon 4 farbigen, (Falt-) Tafeln, 8 (tls. gefalt.) Plänen und 549 Abbildungen im Text und auf weiteren 14 Tafeln, mod. Pbd. mit aufgezog. vord. orig. Umschl.

      . . Erste Ausgabe.- Mit einer Vorrede v. W. E. Gladstone.- Tls. etw. stockfleckig, sonst unbeschnittenes gutes Exemplar

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        The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States in Their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects

      Boston: L. Prang and Company. 1878-80. First Edition. Hardcover. In four volumes. ix, 192pp; 196pp; v, 200pp; v, 204pp. Original brown cloth lettered and decorated in gold on the front panels and lettered in gold on the spines, all edges gilt. Illustrated with chromolithographs. Very mild foxing to preliminaries otherwise internally extremely clean. Spines uniformly faded with light spotting. A near fine set. ; Octavo .

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        "Das Blatt im Buche". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit U.

      O. O. u. D.. 2 SS. auf gefalt. Bogen. Tinte auf gedr. Notenpapier. Folio.. Lied für Singstimme und Klavierbegleitung ("Ich hab' eine alte Muhme") mit unterlegtem Text nach Anastasius Grün. Der aus Prag gebürtige Rückauf studierte bei Proksch Klavier und trat bereits in jungen Jahren als Komponist hervor, bevor er 1878 nach Wien übersiedelte, wo er seine Ausbildung bei Nottebohm und Leschetitzky vervollkommnete. "Von großem Einfluß auf seine weitere künstlerische Entwicklung war die Bekanntschaft mit dem Tenor G. Walter: einerseits hatte Rückauf als dessen ständiger Klavierbegleiter großen Erfolg [...], andererseits wurde er durch ihn zu zahlreichen Liedkompositionen angeregt. Abgesehen von seiner Tätigkeit als Dirigent des Evangelischen Singvereins in Wien (1899-1901) wirkte Rückauf neben seinem kompositorischen Schaffen als Liedbegleiter (zu nennen ist u. a. die Erstaufführung der 'Vier ernsten Gesänge', op. 121, von Brahms) sowie als Privatlehrer. Arthur Schnitzler zählte zu seinen Schülern" (ÖBL IX, 319).

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        "Pyramus und Thisbe".

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

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        Comédies

      New edition. Bound in half grief burgundy corners, back on four bands set with ornate golden dotted with golden double boxes decorated with floral golden dishes marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, gilded head. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author to his close friend Edmond de Goncourt. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1878 9,5x16,5cm relié

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        L'Aéronaute. Bulletin mensuel illustré de la navigation aérienne. N°1 de la 11ème année au N°12 de la 12ème année

      First Edition. Bound in half navy grief, back with five nerves set with golden threads and double blind fillets, small traces of minor friction on the back, golden date (bookbinder, perhaps love, falsely indicated the years 1876 to 1877 then it is many years 1878-1879 contained in this volume), flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, covers preserved contemporary binding. Many illustrations in-text. Very rare copy of the first aerospace publication, after the failed attempt of a first Balloonist by Nadar in 1864: "The child that I could not grow is now up to you, sir, and it is I who Thank you for adoption. " Contributions of Charles Robin, Hureau de Villeneuve, Enrico Ciotti, Jules armengaud, Ch Hauvel of Audreville Louis Rameau, Louis Redier, Victor Tatin, Claude Jobert, Mangon Hervé-Pierre Castel, Charles Louvrié Paul Martin Saint Léon Serge Mikounine Gaston tissandier, Adrien Dute-Poitevin, Felix Caron, J. Melikoff Michel Krouchkoff, Wilfrid de Fonvielle, J. Bennett, Enrico Forlmanini, Count d'Esterno Louis branch, Henri Lachambre, Saint-Loup, Elie Mirepoix, Marc Antoine Gaudin ... Becoming a badge rarity, this review constittue an important testimony of the aviation adventure and concurrency between the lighter and heavier than air. Aux bureaux et à la rédaction de la revue l'Aéronaute Paris Janvier 1878 - Décembre 1879 15,5x23,5cm 24 fascicules reliés en 1 volume

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        Un coin de la vie de misère

      First Edition. Binding half chocolate shagreen, spine with four nerves with small traces of friction dotted and decorated with gilded finials, original golden tail, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats paper bowl, contemporary binding. Precious autograph dedication of the author (Jules) Barbey d'Aurevilly. Small scattered spots affecting mainly the first pages. Librairie générale Paris 1878 11x18cm relié

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        Kitzur Haggadah leleil Pesach Family Service for the Eve of Passover [Pesah hagada haggada hagadah]

      Text revised by Jastrow, thus creating an early Reform version of the traditional Seder. I have not been able to locate even single copy in the OCLC, which lists how many libraries worldwide own this book. On each page the top has the Hebrew and underneath it is the English translation. The rules and instructions are in English. This is a Reform Judaism version. Page 27 has the song "All abroad praise our God," with the note that it is to be sung to the melody of Adir Hu. In his Haggadot bibliography Yudlov notes that he is basing the entry for this Haggadah on a copy in the Floresheim collection. Original wrappers bound in new leather binding. The title page has a label stating: From the American Hebrew Publishing House. Bloch & Co., printers and dealers in Jewish Publications, School Books, etc. Cincinnati, O. The margins of the wrapper are repaired with cellotape. Three additional leaves have very small marginal reinforcement with tape [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE COMSTOCK LAWS CONSIDERED AS TO THEIR CONSTITUTIONALITY: BEING T.B. WAKEMAN'S FANEUIL HALL SPEECH, LETTER FROM JAMES PARTON, REPLIES TO THE INDEX, ETC

      NY 1878 D.M. Bennett, Liberal Publisher. Truth Seeker Tracts No. 144. This speech is the opening salvo against the Comstock Laws, which were intended to prohibit pornography, obscenity, birth control and of course abortion, culminating in the Supreme Court cases of Griswold v. Connecticut (birth control) and Roe v. Wade (abortion). Small octavo, 61pp., ads, original printed wraps. Good, some light staining, light wear and light soiling. Very scarce and a landmark in an ongoing legal and cultural conflict. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Entomologist Vol 11-26

      Simpkin, Marshall, 1878-1893. 16 vols, plates (some col), figs. . PB. 16 vols bound in 13, mixed bindings: 6 vols bound in 3, fine half calf, marbled end-papers, richly gilt spines, teg, orig. part wrappers retained; 6 vols in uniform blue cloth; 1 in grained cloth, leather title-piece, 3 in orig. publisher's orange cloth. A good early run. .

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        Hausbuch aus deutsche Dichtern seit Claudius.

      Braunschweig, Georg Westermann Verlag, 1878.. 4. durchgesehene Auflage 720 Seiten 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Originalleinen mit Goldprägung u. Goldschnitt. das Buch altersgemäß erhalten; auf dem Vorsatz persönliche Widmung von Theodor Storm: "Herrn Albert Nieß/ mit freundlichem Gruß/ Husum , 4 Dzebr 1877/ Theodor Storm". Auf dem Titel Signatur des Besitzers Albert Nieß. Mit Albert Nieß, einem Braunschweiger Zimmermeister hatte Theodor Storm einen Briefwechsel, der unvollständig und ungenau in Westermanns Monatsheften Nr. 81 (1936) veröffentlicht ist. Widmungen von Theodor Storm sind im Handel kaum zu erhalten.

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