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        Digest of Cartridges for Small Arms Patented in the United States, England, and France.

      Washington 1878 - First edition. 4to. [49] leaves in various foliations : ill.Spine and corners bound in contemporary leather with cloth boards. Good binding and cover. Minor wear to extremities. Clean, unmarked pages. Please feel free to view our photographs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        Modern Hieyoglypics [sic] of The Apocalypse and Great Pyramid

      Jones & Cuthbertson, London 1878 - A quirky, present-time take on the Book of Revelations and its apocalyptic prophecies, with imagery that is minutely conceived, detailed, and paradoxically, rather cheery notwithstanding its grim intent. The work might fairly be categorized as an emblem book. Given the highly symbolic nature of Revelations, even to the literalist, this is scarcely a stretch. In terms of actual content, the book purports to predict events that will befall mankind in the near future -- four years into the future from 1878 and the Congress of Berlin as a starting date. To what degree the author actually believed in the predictions is open to question, although there can be no doubt that she did believe in fundamental truths informing the predictions, and the intricate marshalling of her points suggests ardent conviction. For us, however silly or profound we might consider the narrative, the visual entertainment of the vivid illustrations is immediate and undying. Oblong folio-sized, measuring 16 by 13 inches, 41 by 33 cm. Each of the ten hand-colored plates is accompanied by a page of text that provides an expository explanation of the plate and a section directly quoting from Revelations. Quite scarce, with only four institutional holdings turning up on OCLC. Rebacked with a darker blue cloth that blends well with the boards. Scuffs on the boards and moderate to heavy edgewear. Some light finger soiling within; otherwise, generally clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Residence and Landing of John Johnson, Eden TP., Alameda Co., CAL.

      Oakland, California 1878 - A hand-colored lithograph in superb condition from the, ‘Official Historic Atlas Map of Alameda County, California. Compiled, Drawn and Published from Personal Examinations and Surveys by Thompson & West. Oakland, CAL 1878’. Sheet size: 15”x17 1/2”. Thomas H. Thompson, formerly Captain Thomas, began his career preparing maps and atlases of Illinois and Iowa counties. At various times of his life he was in partnership with several different men, two of them, Louis Everts and Alfred Andreas, were old acquaintances from his army days. In 1870 Thompson and Everts began publishing atlases, releasing in that year what they called “combination atlas maps.” In the 1870 atlases, lithographic illustrations were placed at the rear of the volumes. After 1870 the illustrations were interleaved with township maps throughout the atlases. The atlases were sold by subscription by traveling salesmen. Thompson and Everts dissolved their partnership in the early 70s and in 1875 Thompson migrated to California. There he published atlases of Sonoma County (1877), Fresno County (1891), and Tulare County (1892). In partnership with West, he issued atlases of Santa Clara County (1875), Alameda County (1878) and Solano County (1878). All are illustrated with lithographic views and sketches similar to those in the atlases of mid-western counties with a splendid array of lithographed plates showing the farms, houses, and other features of the settlements of Alameda County. ***If you frame up this item with Arader Galleries you can take a 50% discount off the listed price of this work of art.***

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        Cyprus, Historical and Descriptive / Adapted from the German of Franz Von Löher ; with Much Additional Matter by Mrs. A. Batson Joyner. and Two Maps - [Cypern: Reiseberichte Uber Natur Und Landschaft, Volk Und Geschichte. English]

      London : W. H. Allen & Co. 1878 - Physical desc. : xvi, 308 p. , [2 maps, 1 col. & folding) ; 21 cm. Subject: Cyprus - Description and travel - 19th century - Guidebooks. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 308 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("HSchliemann").

      Paris, 10. IV. 1878. - Large 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. To the ophthalmic surgeon William Bowman, explaining that he did not call due to the sudden illness of his wife and referring to the success of Bowman’s cold water douche on Schliemann’s eyes and to his order for spectacles: "[.] I praise the Olympian gods that I addressed myself to you for your cold water douche has a marvellous effect on my eyes. I forgot the name of the Optician in Bond Street. When you pass his magazine, pray, inform him of the circumstances which impeded me to call again for the spectacles ordered, and of my intention to return to London as soon as Mrs S’s state permits my absence [.]". - The letter on bluish paper is in very good condition and clearly legible. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Die Pariser Welt-Ausstellung 1878. Illustrirte, von der Commission autorisirte deutsche Ausgabe.

      Verlag der Expedition der Pariser Weltausstellungs-Zeitung in München. Druck der kgl. Hof-Buchdruckerei von E. Mühlthaler in München. o. J. (1878). - gold- und schwarzgepr. Olwd. 38,5 x 29 cm. 748 S. (84 Nummern). mit vielen oft ganzseitigen Abb. (Holzstich). gering braunfleckig. marmorierter Dreiseitenschnitt. Fest im Bloch. richtig gutes Ex. Inhalt: Trevethik, der Ahne der Locomotiv-Erfindung; Die Pfeifenausstellung; Erinnerungen an die Philadelphia-Ausstellung; Die Fabrikindustrie in Finnland; Der befreite Sklave; Die Kaiserliche Fischzucht-Anstalt bei Hüningen; Die Fabrikation des Fleischextractes und der überseeische Fleischimport; Über die Wirkung der Patente in den verschiedenen Ländern; Die Züchtung neuer Getreide-Varietäten; Die Brieftauben; Zur Geschichte des Telephon; Das Amt der Technik in der modernen Civilisation; Eine Negerfamilie aus Liberia in der Centennialausstellung; Elektrische Apparate; Die Eisenbahnen auf der Ausstellung; Die künstliche Fischzucht; Die Marine auf der Ausstellung; Elektrische Beleuchtung; Die Geschichte der Uhren; Eine neue Sprechmaschine; Die Trocadero-Cascade; Die Kanonen auf der Weltausstellung; Kautschuk und Guttapercha; Von der Thierausstellung; Die Möbelindustrie; Das Mikrophon; Handfeuerwaffen und Jagdgewehre; Die englisch-indische Abtheilung; Französische Möbel und Möbestoffe; Über die Erfindung der Pendeluhr u.v.m. in deutscher Sprache [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      FURNE, JOUVET ET Cie 1878 - R260154903: De 300 à 500 pages par tomes. Dos de cuir marron à 4 nerfs, titres et filets dorés. Papier tons marrons sur les plats. Frontispices et nombreuses planches de gravures en noir et blanc dans les tomes 1 à 7. 2e édition. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 944-Histoire de France varia [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Stork, Wright & Co., 1878., 1878. 7.5" x 5" pictorial wrappers. 24 pages, engraved views, folded map on light blue parchment paper depicting the route. Advantages of this 1000 mile excursion listed, including it price of $14.75 followed by the importance of rest and recreation .. "to those whose brain and nervous system are largely drawn upon, whether in professional or business life, a summer trip and rest is almost a duty." Synopsis of the route from Baltimore to Nantucket followed by items of interest to the tourist ... Your opera glasses will be useful, an umbrella is useful, etc. Pricing offered for tickets for individuals vs. 10 - 50 individuals, various meals, board, etc. Discusses Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, providing information on various areas, activities, points of interest, etc. Further discusses the Fall River Line between New York and Boston including descriptions of the steamers "Bristol" and "Providence to include provisions for safety, the ladies' saloon, the state rooms, the music, etc. 4.5 pages devoted to Nantucket. Lists hotels and boarding houses in Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard along with pricing. Beautiful engraved views of the Grand Saloon aboard the steamer (back wrapper), the Bristol Steamship, Nantucket Wharf, and various site on Martha's Vineyard. Penciled figuring on front wrapper along with a light crease to bottom corner and light round stain to bottom of first 2 pages as well as to bottom of front cover. A very good or better copy of an interesting brochure.

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        Reports upon the Survey of the Boundary Between the Territory of the United States and the Possessions of Great Britain From the Lake of the Woods to the Summit of the Rocky Mountains, Authorized By an Act of Congress Approved March 19, 1872.


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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

      Harper & Brothers 1878 - 2 volumes complete. Brown leathers over boards. Edges have decorative gilt. Gilt bands on spine. Leather labels on spine show a slight bit of wear. Leather is in outstanding condition. Marbled edges. Marbled endpapers. Edges of endpaper have a slight bit of wear. Owner's name on FEP. Rear pockets have been expertly repaired. Each volume has a map. Both maps have been professionally restored and re-backed and other than a few darkened edges, they are in great condition. Additional photos on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bearly Read Books]
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      London: John Murray, 1878. dated 1878 to the title page; pp. viii, 487, [1] + 32 publisher's catalogue (dated September 1883). Original green cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine, and blind stamped decoration to boards, bright and fresh with light wear only, a little rubbed to head of spine. Contents clean and tight, original brown coated end papers, bookplate of Joan Emlyn to the front paste-down, light spotting/browning to the front blank, less so to title page and last page of the catalogue, otherwise more or less unmarked, many pages unopened. A very good to fine copy. [Bibliographic note: first published on July 9 1877, with a second edition published in 1880, with this "third thousand" edition appearing in 1884. As the first two editions were of 1,250 copies each, this edtion must therefore have constituted no more than 500 copies. All these editions are ostensibly identical, but for the prefaces which survey the recent literature; Freeman 1281.] . Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Stray feathers: a journal of ornithology for India and its dependencies [lacking the last three volumes].

      1872-1878. - Octavo,eight volumes,hand coloured plates. Contemporary green half calf with red labels, some rubbing, the set of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union with library stamps. "Although he [Hume] contributed most of the papers, some of them classical essays on Indian birds, yet other well known ornithologists also furnished papers of the highest value" (Wood p. 585).

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        Hector Servadac or the Career of a Comet

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London 1878 - First English edition. Collation, x[2]370pp, bound without catalogue. Bound in original publishers red gilt cloth, full gilt edges. This volume has been recased, with some restoration, bottom corners of boards very slightly bumped, cloth very slightly faded, some mine light staining. Binding in very good clean firm condition, hinge joints very strong. Internally, no loose pages, front fixed endpaper has a section pasted down in a slightly crude amateur way, same signature on free endpaper and top margin on title page, looks contemporay,some occasional light spotting, a few minor pencil annotaions. Pages and illustrations in very good condition. A very nice clean copy.A49 Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        The Third Book of Records of the Town of Southampton, Long Island, N.Y., with other Ancient Documents of Historic Value

      John H. Hunt, Printer, Sag-Harbor, NY 1878 - First edition. 6 leaves, VIII, 411, XIX pp. With a folded map. 23.5 cm. Complete. Owner's signature and stamp in neat ink on the front free endpaper. Brown publishers' cloth, gilt spine title. Loose at the hinges, soiling to the board edges and spine, shallow fraying to the spine ends, corners bumped, else a clean and tight, very good copy, with scattered spotting to the map. Very scarce in the trade. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Over the Purple Hills, or Sketches of Travel in California of Important Points usually Visited by Tourists

      Chicago: Hazlitt & Reed, Printers. 1878. First. Second edition (first is 1877?). 12mo. 256pp., frontispiece woodcut. Publisher's quarter canvas and printed pale green wrappers. Creases and small chips on the wrappers, but overall a pleasing and near very good copy of this travel account. Hardcover editions were issued in the 1880s; the earlier wrappered editions rarely survive. .

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        EL CONSULTOR DE LOS AYUNTAMIENTOS Y DE LOS JUZGADOS MUNICIPALES. Periódico de Administración y de Justicia Municipal. Publicado y dirigido por D. 1ª edición. Años completos: 1877- 1878 - 1879 - 1880 - 1881 - 1882 -1883 - 1884 - 1885 - 1886 - 1887 - 1888 - 1889 - 1890 - 1891- 1892 - 1893 - 1894 - 1896 - 1897 - 1901 - 1905 - 1906 - 1908 - 1909 - 1910 -1911 - 1912 - 1913. XXIX volúmenes. Sesenta números por año, excepto algunos años que contienen 61, éste último contine un Índice Alfabético

      - Madrid. Imprenta de El Consultor? Administración. 1878-1913. Veintinueve volúmenes. Infolio menor, entre 510 y 560pp por tomo. Fina encuadernacion homeogénea plena pasta española de época, hierros dorados, doble tejuelo, últimos prácticamente perdidos, cortes jaspeados, estos para los años 1877 a 1897 y elegante encuadernación homogénea en ejecución, heterogénea respecto al color, holandesa piel época puntas, nervios, hierros dorados, algunos cortes jaspeados y tintados, para los años 1901 a 1913. Al año 1882 le falta la portada, el año 1908 con las cubiertas algo deslucidas y rozadas, lomera muy bien. Muy buen ejemplar y bonito conjunto encuadernado de este periódico de la Administración Pública Española, del que ofertamos mucho más de un cuarto de siglo, con abundante jurisprudencia. Texto a dos columnas. Todos los volúmenes con portadas independientes. No en CCPB. GASTOS DE ENVÍO GRATIS PARA ESPAÑA, ISLAS AL 50%Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Circular broadside]: Dear Sir: It is proposed to have an informal meeting at Saratoga, N.Y., on Wednesday morning, August 21, 1878, to consider the feasibility and expediency of establishing an AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

      [New Haven, Conn.?]: Simeon E. Baldwin (and others). 1878. First. First edition. Single small printed quarto leaf (approximately 8.5" x 10"). Old inoffensive folds, a small tear, slight age-toning, a very good or better example. Archivally dry-mounted, and matted, easily removable. The circular letter that was the foundation document of the American Bar Association, proposing a meeting, suggested by a state bar association, to found an American Bar Association. With three paragraphs, followed by two columns of fourteen names, printed in type, this circular announces the birth of the American Bar Association. According to the ABA website: "The ABA was founded on August 21, 1878, in Saratoga Springs, New York, by 100 lawyers from 21 states. The legal profession as we know it today barely existed at that time. Lawyers were generally sole practitioners who trained under a system of apprenticeship. There was no national code of ethics; there was no national organization to serve as a forum for discussion of the increasingly intricate issues involved in legal practice." Among the fourteen lawyers whose names are printed within this circular the following are especially notable: Benjamin H. Bristow, first Solicitor General of the United States; William Maxwell Evarts, statesman and the first President of the New York Bar Association; Stanley Matthews, Supreme Court Justice; Lyman Trumbull, Illinois jurist and politician; and John Randolph Tucker, Virginia Attorney General and legal scholar. [ANB]. The scarcity of this circular is no doubt made evident by the following statement within the letter: "This circular will be sent to a few members of the Bar in each State, whom, it is thought, such a project might interest." A circular letter that represents a singular moment in time when American lawyers organized themselves into a profession rather than a loosely aligned trade. .

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        Codigo Commercial do Imperio de Brazil, Annotado com Toda.

      1878 - A Rare Brazilian Code [Brazil]. Araujo Costa, Salustiano Orlando de, Editor. Codigo Commercial do Imperio de Brazil, Annotado com Toda a Legislacao do Paiz que lhe e Referente; Com Osarestos e Decisoes Mais Notaveis dos Tribunaes e Juizes; Concordado com a Legislacao do Paizes Estrangeiros Mais Adiantados; Con um Vasto e Copioso Appendice, Tambem Annotado, Contendo Nao so Todos os Regulamentos Commerciaes, Como os Mais Recentes Actos do Governo Imperial, Quer Sobre Bancos o Sociedades Anonymas, Quer Sobre Impostos; Dispensando Consultar-Se a Colleccao das Leis do Imperio. Rio de Janeiro: E. & H. Laemmbert, 1878. x, 1113 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering piece to spine, marbled endpapers, speckled edges. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, hinges cracked but secure, bookseller ticket pasted to foot of title page. Toning, light foxing in a few places, internally clean. * Third edition. Brazil enjoyed a remarkable period of rapid material progress and international importance during under Emperors Pedro I and, especially, Pedro II, who reigned from 1831 to 1891. The government enacted a law in 1823 calling for the gradual replacement of the Portuguese Ordenacoes with codes informed by the Enlightenment ideas of the eighteenth century and the work of Jeremy Bentham. A Projecto for commercial law was published in 1836, another in 1838. The code was enacted in 1850 and its first two editions were published in 1858 and 1869. The third edition is the best of these because it contains extensive commentary. All of these early editions are rare. OCLC locates 1 copy of the 1878 edition in North America (at the New York Public Library). Another copy located at the Library of Congress. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 4:32. [Attributes: 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

      J.B. Magurn, Toronto 1878 - 2 volumes in 1. Bound in green cloth with black decorations to front board; gilt and black decorations to spine. Black and white illustrations throughout, 9 inserted maps and charts, 2 folding. 2 loosed folding maps of Equitorial Africa. Some light wear to outer extremities, darkening to outer page edges; head of pages soiled. Front hinge neatly repaired. Previous owner's signature to front endpage. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians

      London: John Murray, , 1878. A New Edition, Revised and Corrected. 3 volumes octavo (223 × 142 mm) Modern red half morocco for Hatchards, title gilt direct to spine, flat bands with triple fillets gilt, lozenges within single fillet panels to the compartments, single gilt rule to the spine and corner edges, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, red silk page-markers. Numerous plates, some coloured, some folding, text profusely illustrated with woodcuts. Light shelf-wear, else very good, a very handsome set. The best edition of this keystone work of British Egyptology. The Quarterly Review referred to the 1837 first edition of Wilkinson's minutely detailed and superbly illustrated work as a "restoration to life, as it were, of the ancient Pharaohs, and their subjects". With his meticulous observation and recording of sites (the illustrations are taken from his drawings), Wilkinson was the first British Egyptologist properly to value the interpretation of Egyptian texts; and Birch's scrupulous pursuit of linguistic and textual analysis made him the only man capable of undertaking a meaningful revision. Working from Wilkinson's extensive notebooks and manuscripts alongside his own original material, Birch much enhanced the original, though, bizarrely, he never visited Egypt himself. This copy warmly inscribed on all front free endpapers by Wilkinson's wife Caroline in the year of publication. Wilkinson had died in 1875, buried in his local churchyard "under a monument of his own design, an obelisk atop a pedestal," Lady Wilkinson's plans for publishing his various manuscripts regrettably "came to naught".

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        Millioenen-studiën. (Met opdracht van de schrijver!).

      Delft, J. Waltman Jr., 1878. Verguld gedecoreerd bruin linnen. (4), 388 p. 2e druk. Band enkele schaafplekjes. Wat vouwtjes in het binnenwerk.* Exemplaar met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van de auteur aan zijn voornaamste uitgever op p. (3): 'Den Heere G.L. Funke/ van zijn vriend/ de Schr/ Zwol,/ 2 Maart 1879'. George Lodewijk Funke (1836-1885), boekhandelaar en uitgever, bracht vanaf 1870 werk van Multatuli op de markt. In 1875 gaf Funke een vierde, herziene druk van Max Havelaar uit. 'In Funke vond Multatuli eindelijk het soort uitgever waar hij recht op had. [...] Onder invloed van Funke werd Multatuli soms haast een ander mens, praktischer, redelijker, minder vernederd en daardoor minder wanhopig.' (Willem Frederik Hermans, De raadselachtige Multatuli (Amsterdam 1976)).

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        Facsimile of an Ancient Heraldic Manuscript Emblazoned by Sir Davis Lyndsay of the Mount. Lyon King of Arms 1542.

      William Paterson, Edinburgh. 1878 - Folio. Pp 21. Chromolithographic title page and 142 coloured plates, Recently re-spined in vellum retaining original boards, beveled edges. Teg. No.98/250 copies, small paper impression, signed by the publisher. Extra postage will be required. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flora Australiensis: A Description of the Plants of the Australian Territory. In seven volumes.

      1st. Ed. Pub. Lovell Reeve in. 1863-1878 - Seven volumes from the Forest Library Oxford University bound in green buckram library binding. All seven volumes are in the same matching binding; contents in excellent condition. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sydney in 1848: Illustrated by copper-plate engravings

      Sydney: Gibbs, Shallard and Company, 1878. Quarto, with full page copper plate engravings throughout, half black roan with gilt lettering, bookplate of Henry White, very good copy. Important Australian architectural record. A very good facsimile of the scarce original. Joseph Fowles arrived in Sydney in 1838 and this is without doubt his most important work, providing remarkably detailed information on the buildings of mid-nineteenth-century Sydney. As Morton Herman puts it, 'the Sydney he records was a lovely colonial town of clean, chaste Georgian architecture. Whole streets were pleasant compositions of harmonious buildings, few of them over three stories high, all clearly designed, well mannered and an orderly delight to the eye…' (Foreword to the facsimile edition of 1963). Joseph Fowles' painstaking work captured the last moments of innocence, for Sydney was on the brink of change. The advantages brought about by the industrial revolution were affecting architecture everywhere: the shadow of Sydney's convict origin was fading and a new society was emerging. This copy has the original front wrapper bound in, stating the re-publication date of 1878. In this facsimile edition the title-page of the first edition of 1848 published by D. Wall is reproduced, hence the common confusion of the facsimile with the first edition.

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        Poisonous Snakes of India

      J. & A. Churchill, London 1878 - Original red pebbled cloth binding.Gilt title on the front cover and spine.Mild soiling to the boards and spine.Small crease to the upper corner of the rear board.Twety-one full page plates.Nineteen in color of which one is on a double page. Two are in black and white.Subscription list indicating the number of copies alloted to each region of India.Total issued 1000 copies.Glossary.This book is exceptionally rare for two reasons.Firstly the low number of books issued.Secondly,because many of the books have been destroyed due to climate conditions in India. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers

      series to the 1882-83 series 1878 - Twenty-five leatherbound volumes with gilt titles to the spines, marble paper covered boards and 269 foldoutplates and four fold-out tables. A scarce set running complete from 1878 to 1883. Founded on 2 January 1818, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is an independent professional association, based in central London, representing civil engineers. Like its early membership, the majority of its current members are British engineers, but it also has members in more than 150 countries around the world. In 2008, its total membership stands at more than 80,000. The late 18th century and early 19th century saw the founding of many learned societies and professional bodies (for example, the Royal Society and the Law Society). Groups calling themselves civil engineers had been meeting for some years from the late 18th century, notably the Society of Civil Engineers formed in 1771 by John Smeaton (renamed the Smeatonian Society after his death). At that time, formal engineering was limited to military engineers, and in the spirit of self help prevalent at the time, the Institution of Civil Engineers was founded as the world's first professional engineering body. The initiative to found the Institution was taken in 1818 by three young engineers, Henry Robinson Palmer (23), James Jones (28) and Joshua Field (32), who organised an inaugural meeting on 2 January 1818, at the Kendal Coffee House in Fleet Street. The institution made little headway until a key step was taken - the appointment of Thomas Telford as the first President of the body. Greatly respected within the profession and blessed with numerous contacts across the industry and in government circles, he was instrumental in drumming up membership and getting a Royal Charter for ICE in 1828. This official recognition helped establish ICE as the pre-eminent organisation for engineers of all disciplines. After Telfords death in 1834, the organisation moved into premises in Great George Street in the heart of Westminster in 1839, and began to publish learned papers on engineering topics. Its members, notably William Cubitt, were also prominent in the organisation of the Great Exhibition of 1851. In some respects ICE was ahead of its time, providing a focus for engineers from other disciplines. Mechanical engineer and tool-maker Henry Maudslay was an early member and Joseph Whitworth presented one of the earliest papers it was not until 1847 that the Institution of Mechanical Engineers was established (with George Stephenson as its first President). By the end of the 19th century, ICE had introduced examinations for professional engineering qualifications to help ensure and maintain high standards among its members a role it continues today. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm with all covers and pages fully attached. There is some wear to the extremities including heavy rubbing to the leather and boards and some bumping to the tops and tails of the spines. The rear outer hinge of Volume IV of the 1880-81 and VolumeIII and IV of the 1789-80series is beginning to split at the bottom. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and odd spot. In Volume III of 1882-83 seriesPlate 9 has been boundbefore Plate 8. Overall the volumes are in good only condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Beobachtungen über die menschliche Stimme. Mit einem Vorwort von L.v. Schrötter.

      . Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1878, 8°, 1 Bl., 16 pp., OBrosch.. Erste deutsche Ausgabe der Begründungschrift der Laryngoskopie. - Separatabdruck aus der Monatsschrift für Ohrenheilkunde, hrsg. von J.Gruber, 1878, No. 1 ff. - Der spanische Gesangslehrer erlangte durch die Konstruktion des Kehlkopfspiegels 1885 eine hervorragende medizinische Bedeutung. - "Sein Kehlkopfspiegel wurde besonders von Czermak in Prag medizinisch angewandt" Hirsch/h. II, 682 - Obwohl bereits kurze Zeit nach Erfindung die neue Untersuchungsmethode von L.Türck übernommen wurde, erschien 23 Jahre lang keine Bearbeitung dieser vorzüglichen Arbeit für den deutschen Sprchraum! - "...the place of Manuel Garcia (1805-1906) in relation to his predecessors and sucessors will be discussed ... but he and no other has been acclaimed as the true 'Father of Laryngology'" (Stevenson & Guthrie, A history of oto-laryngology, p.3ff.); "He used as a base for his invention a magnifying dental mirror" (Prinz). - Waller 3412a; Garrison & Morton No.3329 (1st. Engl. Ed.) "invented the modern laryngoscope"; Darmstädter 555.

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        [Cover title]: Guide Book of North-Western North Carolina

      (Salem, N.C.): L.V. and E.T. Blum, Printers. 1878. First edition. Octavo. 109, [11] ads pp. Printed green wrappers. Possibly lacking the title page, although no obvious evidence that it was ever bound in, chipping on wrappers and first and last few pages, else good. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Catalogue of Books in the Library of Lytham Hall. [Lytham Lancashire]

      Charles Sever Printer, Lithographer &c., Manchester 1878 - Catalogue of Books in the Library of Lytham Hall arranged and Catalogued by Matthew Robinson, Portico, Manchester February 1878. 159 printed pages interleaved with two blank leaves between each alphabetical sequence of the Catalogue of English Books and with one blank leaf between each sequence in th Foreign section. Alphabetically arranged. Compartments A to M. . "Library". N."Vestibule". O to R."Morning Room". Slim Royal 8vo. half green morocco, gilt title to boards, spine elaborate gilt design to six compartments within raised bands. A.E.G. marbled end-papers J.Talbot Clifton, Book-plate. Excellent Copy Rare Volume.

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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        Venezia. Palais Lucrezia Borgia davant la restauration.

      Venezia, C.Naya, ca. 1878, albumen print, 33,5 x 25,6 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:italy / venezia

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        The Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London: John Murray, 1878.. Sixth edition, 20th thousand. 8vo. xxi, (i), 458 pp. Contemporary tan half calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered black label and another panel lettered direct, the others gilt decorated, endpapers and all edges marbled, neat ink ownership inscription to the title page dated 1882, some near contemporary notes in the same hand to the preceding endpaper and half title to include a quote from Haeckel's History of Creation, some lightly pencilled annotations to the text at intervals. An attractive copy. 1 folding plate. Freeman, 403. The second issue of the definitive text.

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      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1878, 1880. Together 2 volumes. The fourth edition of the first volume, the first edition of the second volume. INSCRIBED IN EACH VOLUME BY BROWNING. 8vo, original sienna cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and black. xi, 348; vii, 371, [2]. The first volume has been expertly rebacked to match the original; the second has been recased with some restoration at the spine ends; both have new endpapers and bear the stamp of the College for Working Women. A very good set. AN INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY of each volume. The first is inscribed "To the Members of the Working Women's College with Robert Browning's kind regards, Jan. 14 '80." The second volume is inscribed "With Robert Browning's best respects and regards." Presentation copies of Browning's writings are quite scarce.

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