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        The Globe and Canada Farmer or The Weekly Globe

      The Globe and Canada Farmer or The Weekly Globe, Toronto 1878 - 49 consecutive weekly issues of THE GLOBE AND CANADA FARMER, also known on the inside pages as THE WEEKLY GLOBE. Very Good+. .Dated weekly starting on Jan 4, 1878 and ending on Dec 6, 1878. This is more of a journal, being farm related, and they do not have a weekly headline. A part of national history, this particular paper has been formatted with news from across the Canadian provinces, as well as the United States, and overseas. New rebound 1/4 senior, mid- tan, Newspapers sewn in as papers are now in very good condition, with various paper repairs done Based in Montreal, Toronto, and New York City, the paper contains farming news, and has such departments as Literature, Humorous, Education, Ontario Legislature, Ladies, auction sales, advertisements, for sale, and a "Dominion Parliament" with written speeches and discussions of Sir John A MacDonald with members of parliament at that time. Also noted when browsing thru the text, there are a number of written accounts on the OKA Indians, a popular subject in our own current affairs. Aug. 9/78 issue: On the cover of this issue is a long story about "Our New Governor-General" who is Marquis of Lorne (whose portrait appears on the cover with Princess Louise, who also was moving to Canada). inside, there is an article about the Paris Exposition attendance.For the historian, this accumulation of writings and transcripts is a definite wealth of knowledge, for the agriculturist, here is what it was like almost 150 years ago on the farm. For the lover of old advertisements and illustrations of primitive machinery and olden days technology, a unique find and in beautiful presentation with the new covers on both volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AN INLAND VOYAGE

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1878.. Full early 20th century polished calf, spine gilt extra, gilt labels, t.e.g., original decorated cloth spine and upper panel bound in at the rear. Bookplate. A couple of light smudges to fore-edge, joints lightly rubbed, but a very good copy. First edition of the author's first formal book publication, preceded by several pamphlets and offprints. The edition consisted of 750 copies, and includes a pictorial extra-title by Walter Crane. It would be three years before a second printing was required. BEINECKE 12. PRIDEAUX 1.

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        Memoria que en cumplimiento del Precepto Constitucional Presentó al Congreso de la Union en el primer periodo de sus Sesiones el C. Ignacio L. Vallarta (Secretario de Estado y del Despacho de Relaciones Exteriores) / Bound with Appendix I (Anexo I): Anexo al Informe del Agente de Mexico ante la Comision de Reclamaciones (Reclamaciones de D. Jorge L. Hammeken) / Bound with Appendix II (Anexo II): Comision Mixta de Reclamaciones de Mexico y Los Estados-Unidos. Thaddeus Amat, Obispo de Monterey, y Joseph S. Alemany, Arzobispo de San Francisco, Con Mexico //

      Mexico: Imprenta de Gonzalo A . Esteva. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Cancelled from the University of London Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, this rare publication was bequeathed to the University from the library of Charles Henry Huberich.. Mexico, Imprenta de Gonzalo A . Esteva, 1878. Folio. XXVI, 197 pages / Indice I: 17 pages / Indice II: 35 pages / Indice III: 17 pages / Indice IV: 2 pages / Appendix / Anexi: 291 pages. Original Hardcover (half leather). Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Cancelled from the University of London Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, this rare publication was bequeathed to the University from the library of Charles Henry Huberich. Los anexos I and II incluyen una relación de las reclamaciones entre México y Estados Unidos de América destacando por su amplitud y minuciosidad la información que se refiere a las reclamaciones entre México y Estados Unidos de América, nombre del reclamante, y el origen y cantidad de la reclamación. El anexo 3 incluye los extranjeros en México: matricula, naturalizaciones, matrimonios, defunciones e hijos renidos en México, de junio de 1873 a septiembre de 1875 (en términos generales), movimiento maritimo y de pasajeros, por puertos y nacionalidad (Source: Latin America - A Guide to Economic History 1830-1930 by Roberto Cortés Conde and Stanley Stein). ________________________ This rare book came form the library of Charles Henry Huberich. Charles Henry Huberich was born on February 18, 1877 in Toledo, Ohio. He grew up in San Antonio, Texas, where he studied under private tutors. Huberich received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1897 and his Master of Law degree a year later from the same institution. After receiving his Master of Civil Law degree from Yale in 1899, Huberich spent a few months studying at the Universities of Berlin and Heidelberg. In 1900, he was elected as an instructor in law and political science by regents of the University of Texas at Austin. During his stay in Austin, he met Laura King Orr. They were married on June 11, 1902. They had one daughter, May Bess. Huberich taught at the University of Texas until he resigned in May 1905. Later that year, he received a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Heidelberg and he accepted a teaching position at Stanford University. Huberich taught Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Conflict of Laws at Stanford until 1912. He was an assistant professor from 1905-1906, an associate professor during 1907, and a professor from 1907 to 1912. Huberich was also a professor of law at the University of Chicago during the 1907 summer session, and at the University of Wisconsin from 1909-1910. After leaving Stanford, Huberich made his home in New York and he set up law offices both there and in London. On July 15, 1925, Huberich was married for the second time, this time to Princess Nina Mdivani. Charles Huberich died at the age of 68 on June 18, 1945.

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Eine Encyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens, 3. Auflage, Halbleder-Ausgabe, 15 + 1 Bände, 1874 – 1878.

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1874 – 1878. - Das Grundwerk umfasst circa 70.000 Artikel, knapp 400 Stahlstich-, Holzstich- oder lithographierte Tafeln (geografische Karten sowie naturwissenschaftliche und technologische Bildertafeln), außerdem 1.460 eigens für das Lexikon gezeichnete Textabbildungen. Sechs Bände hier ferner mit vorgehefteten Korrespondenzblättern. de 30000 Alle Bände in gutem Zustand ohne nennenswerte Läsionen (allenfalls kleine Schramme am unteren Buchrücken des 5. Bandes). Deckel geringfügig beschabt. Seiten partiell etwas fleckig (wenige Seiten etwas mehr). In toto schönes solides Exemplar dieser klassischen Ausgabe in sehr guter Materialqualität. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats. Grundwerk in 15 Bänden sowie der Band 16 (Ergänzungen und Register), zusammen somit 16 Bände. Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern an den Kapitalen. Deckel in anthrazitfarbenem Leinen und mit Lederecken. Buchschnitt mit großflächiger Marmorierung. Die Ausgabe zeichnet sich ihr robustes, noch frisch wirkendes Leder aus. Dritte gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage. Grundwerk (A – Z) in 15 Bänden. Es erschienen außerdem ein Ergänzungs- und Registerband (Bd. 16) sowie 5 Jahres-Supplemente (Bde. 17 – 21), ferner ein so genannter Schlüssel (systematisches Artikel-Verzeichnis). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Eine Encyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens, 3. Auflage, Pracht-Ausgabe, 15 + 1 Bände, 1874 – 1878.

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1874 – 1878. - Das Grundwerk umfasst circa 70.000 Artikel, knapp 400 Stahlstich-, Holzstich- oder lithographierte Tafeln (geografische Karten sowie naturwissenschaftliche und technologische Bildertafeln), außerdem 1.460 eigens für das Lexikon gezeichnete Textabbildungen. de 30000 Alle Bände in gutem unversehrten Zustand. Kapitale partiell leicht berieben, einige Deckel etwas beschabt. Vor allem erste und letzte Seiten partiell etwas fleckig, ansonsten nur wenige Seiten geringfügig fleckig. In toto schönes, unversehrtes Exemplar dieser sehr seltenen Prachtausgabe, die ansonsten kaum noch anzutreffen sein dürfte. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats. Vollständiges Grundwerk in 15 Bänden sowie der Band 16 (Ergänzungen und Register), zusammen somit 16 Bände. Braune Original-Halbleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie reicher ornamentaler Goldprägung. Prachtvoller Pfauenbuchschnitt. Vorsätze mit klassischem Buntpapierbezug. Die Ausgabe ist äußerst selten. Dritte gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage. Grundwerk (A – Z) in 15 Bänden. Es erschienen außerdem ein Ergänzungs- und Registerband (Bd. 16) sowie 5 Jahres-Supplemente (Bde. 17 – 21), ferner ein so genannter Schlüssel (systematisches Artikel-Verzeichnis).

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        Detectio Freti Hudsoni or Hessel Gerritsz's Collection of Tracts by himself, Massa and De Quir on the N.E. and W. Passage, Siberia and Australia. Reproduced, with the Maps, in Photolithography in Dutch and Latin after the editions of 1612 and 1613. Translation by Fred. John Millard.

      Amsterdam. Frederik Muller 1878 - Small quarto; printed on thick paper; partly in facsimile, with sections in differing sizes, with three folding maps; externally a bit rubbed and marked, otherwise a fine uncut copy in the original plain boards and printed wrappers. Very scarce in this condition: printed in only a small number, under the auspices of the influential Amsterdam publisher and map expert Frederik Muller, with a good introduction by S. Muller.The book gives in beautifully-printed facsimile the very rare original Dutch edition of Gerritsz's collection of travel narratives, including the important printing of Quiros's Memorial to the King of Spain "concerning the population and discovery of the fourth part of the world called Australia, its great riches and fertility?". The three finely printed folding maps include the famous Gerritsz world map showing the discoveries of Quiros in the form of a very large Southern Continent below New Guinea and the Solomons.This facsimile of the Dutch edition is followed by a typeset version of the Latin edition of 1613 and the English translation typeset as a separate work, with its own title-page (Ferguson records this last part as a separate work as 9885b, recording the work described here as 9885a). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Kay's Portraits : A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings. 4 volume set

      Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black Ltd. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Occasional light foxing but otherwise without significant flaw - the best Kay's set we have ever had. 1878. Reprint. Brown half-leather cover with brown cloth boards. 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 445pp; 504pp. 361 b/w hand-pressed plates. 361 etchings providing an invaluable record of Edinburgh in the late 1700s / early 1800s. Published: 1877-8. .

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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

      Sag-Harbor, NY: John H. Hunt, Printer. 1878. First. 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. .

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        Reseña Histórica de Centro-América [Seven Volumes]

      Guatemala: Tip. de El Progreso / La Union, 1878-1887. First editions. Vol. 1, quarter red morocco; vols. 2-7 original blank paper wrappers as issued. Volumes 2-7 unopened (uncut) and untrimmed as sold hence some edges worn and soiled, scattered foxing, blank wrappers quite worn, torn, and soiled, some toning to half titles or titles, otherwise trimmed size is internally near fine; volume 1 extremities worn, small chip at head of spine and joint split at top. Booksellers stamp to title page of one volume. 8vo. Illus. This is the most famous 19th c. work on Central America and a very important regional history by an anti-clerical and liberal historian, Lorenzo Montufar y Rivera Maestre (1823-1898), who, as foreign minister of Costa Rica, helped organize the Central American defense against William Walker, and was frequently exiled for his opposition to the dictator Rafael Carrera. Bancroft and many other historians relied very heavily on Montufar's work and thus his subsequent influence on both English and Spanish language histories has been quite substantial. Stamp of bookseller: Libreria Juan Capella en Guatemala on one leaf. Uncommon in this mostly unaltered state; ABPC shows only one copy at auction in the last quarter century. Palau 179837. Spain & Spanish America II, 393 (V.1-5). Grieb, Central America 263. Villacorta, Bibliografía guatemalteca 1078-1084. Griffin 4376.

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        Catalogue of the American Library of the Late Mr. George Brinley, of Hartford, Conn

      Hartford, Conn.: Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company [for Geo. A. Leavitt & Co.],, 1878-93. Octavo (234 × 159 mm) Near contemporary red half morocco on marbled boards, title gilt to the spine, top edge gilt, the others uncut, wraps to all but the first part and the index bound in. A little rubbed at the extremities, spine creased, marginally browned as often, but sound, very good. First editions. Complete set of the catalogues, including cumulative alphabetical index, for the first great sale of Americana, this copy with virtually all of the prices realised neatly inked in margins. Brinley had begun his serious collecting in 1845 with the purchase of Samuel G. Drake's Indian collection of over 1,500 lots, which was to have been sold at auction, but was instead he bought privately, and sold on the duplicates in Bangs's New York rooms in 1852. The sale, which followed Brinley's death in 1875 copmprised nearly 9,500 lots and netted over $125,000. In his study of American Book Collectors and Collecting, Carl L. Cannon credits Brinley as "the first of the great collectors to see that a book about Oregon was as true a piece of Americana as a Columbus letter, and that an American imprint has special interest for an American collector. He broadened the field of collecting by despising nothing." Painstakingly compiled by James Hammond Trumbull, Secretary of the State of Connecticut, and president of the Connecticut Historical Society, these catalogues retain practical reference value alongside their historical interest. Bookplate of the book dealer Wallace Fay Tenney, formerly of Goodspeed's religious department, with his Brattle Street, Boston, address.

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        MILANO ALLA MANO 1878 (RONCHI)

      Milano, Stabilimento L. Ronchi, 1878. Pianta di Milano in litografia a colori (mm. 510 x 515, più larghi margini), entro cornice moderna in legno nero e oro (mm. 712x712). Ben conservata.

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        Geology of Wisconsin.

      Milwaukee, 1878 - Quattro volumi di cm. 26, pp. 3.000 ca. complessive. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle (leggermente diversa nei volumi). Ben conservato. Con moltissime tavole e carte geografiche in litografia, in nero ed a colori ed un atlante di 27 tavole litografiche raffiguranti fossili alla fine dell'opera. L'opera è apparentemente completa anche se il volume 2 e 3 richiamano nel frontespizio un atlante che non ci è dato di sapere se è costituito dalle tavole inserite nei volumi. Opera dall'apparato iconografico veramente affascinante, soprattutto nelle tavole in litografia a colori di cascate, siti geologicamente interessanti, cave, ecc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letter from the Governor General Lorne from Rideau Ottawa 16th Dec ‘78 to Archibald Campbell Esq of Thornhill Quebec

      1878. . Letter from the Governor General Lorne from Rideau Ottawa 16th Dec '78 to Archibald Campbell Esq. of Thornhill Quebec. Relating to a social meeting and their Scottish heritage.

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        Indicator Map of London with the Recent Improvements

      London: C. Smith & Son, 1878. Map. Lithograph with hand coloring. Backed on linen. Image measures 20 x 29.5". This folding street map of London was designed for travelers in the city who ended to find their way around. It covers the area between Paddington Cemetery, Parsons Green, Hackney Marsh, and Deptford and Hatcham. Within these boundaries is a wealth of detail describing the city's streets, landmarks, parks, rail lines, and waterways. Orange highlights the main roads, while red is used for rail terminals, green for parks, and yellow for cemeteries. Blue designates the Highbury district as well as the Thames, which snakes along the lower portion of the map. Rulers around the borders of the map divide the region into quarter mile squares that allow for the measuring of distances with the cloth folding tape ruler attached to the accompanying boards.The map is attached to these original boards, the cover bearing the title Indicator Map of London and Visitors Guide. The guide is included in a booklet that accompanies the map and decodes the indicative numbers and letters. The map has overall discoloration but is in otherwise excellent condition. Charles Smith (1768-1854) was 19th century British publisher of maps, atlases, and charts, mostly of his native England and London. Smith was appointed mapseller to the Prince of Wales in 1809. In 826, he began working with his son, who continued to publish maps and introduced the style of tape indicator map demonstrated here. This map of London is a lovely example of his work.

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        ESSAI SUR LA DÉCORATION EXTÉRIEURE DES LIVRES

      Damascène Morgand & Charles Fatout, Paris 1878 - tall 8vo. quarter calf with marbled paper covered boards. 16 pages. First edition, with illustrations. From the reference library of the Zaehnsdorf Company, with a commemorative booklabel loosely inserted. Includes the bookplate of the Zaehnsdorf Company. Translation of title into English handwritten in ink on facing page of title. An interleaved copy with the text translated into English on the facing blank page. Spine quite worn. quarter calf with marbled paper covered boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Globe and Canada Farmer or The Weekly Globe

      Toronto: The Globe and Canada Farmer or The Weekly Globe, 1878. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good+. 49 consecutive weekly issues of THE GLOBE AND CANADA FARMER, also known on the inside pages as THE WEEKLY GLOBE. Very Good+. .Dated weekly starting on Jan 4, 1878 and ending on Dec 6, 1878. This is more of a journal, being farm related, and they do not have a weekly headline. A part of national history, this particular paper has been formatted with news from across the Canadian provinces, as well as the United States, and overseas. New rebound 1/4 senior, mid- tan, Newspapers sewn in as papers are now in very good condition, with various paper repairs done Based in Montreal, Toronto, and New York City, the paper contains farming news, and has such departments as Literature, Humorous, Education, Ontario Legislature, Ladies, auction sales, advertisements, for sale, and a "Dominion Parliament" with written speeches and discussions of Sir John A MacDonald with members of parliament at that time. Also noted when browsing thru the text, there are a number of written accounts on the OKA Indians, a popular subject in our own current affairs. Aug. 9/78 issue: On the cover of this issue is a long story about "Our New Governor-General" who is Marquis of Lorne (whose portrait appears on the cover with Princess Louise, who also was moving to Canada). inside, there is an article about the Paris Exposition attendance.For the historian, this accumulation of writings and transcripts is a definite wealth of knowledge, for the agriculturist, here is what it was like almost 150 years ago on the farm. For the lover of old advertisements and illustrations of primitive machinery and olden days technology, a unique find and in beautiful presentation with the new covers on both volumes.

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        Memoria que en cumplimiento del Precepto Constitucional Presento al Congreso de la Union en el primer periodo de sus Sesiones el C. Ignacio L. Vallarta (Secretario de Estado y del Despacho de Relaciones Exteriores) / Bound with Appendix I (Anexo I): Anexo al Informe del Agente de Mexico ante la Comision de Reclamaciones (Reclamaciones de D. Jorge L. Hammeken) / Bound with Appendix II (Anexo II): Comision Mixta de Reclamaciones de Mexico y Los Estados-Unidos. Thaddeus Amat, Obispo de Monterey, y Joseph S. Alemany, Arzobispo de San Francisco, Con Mexico //

      Mexico, Imprenta de Gonzalo A . Esteva, 1878.. Folio. XXVI, 197 pages / Indice I: 17 pages / Indice II: 35 pages / Indice III: 17 pages / Indice IV: 2 pages / Appendix / Anexi: 291 pages. Original Hardcover (half leather). Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Cancelled from the University of London Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, this rare publication was bequeathed to the University from the library of Charles Henry Huberich.. Los anexos I and II incluyen una relacion de las reclamaciones entre Mexico y Estados Unidos de America destacando por su amplitud y minuciosidad la informacion que se refiere a las reclamaciones entre Mexico y Estados Unidos de America, nombre del reclamante, y el origen y cantidad de la reclamacion. El anexo 3 incluye los extranjeros en Mexico: matricula, naturalizaciones, matrimonios, defunciones e hijos renidos en Mexico, de junio de 1873 a septiembre de 1875 (en terminos generales), movimiento maritimo y de pasajeros, por puertos y nacionalidad (Source: Latin America - A Guide to Economic History 1830-1930 by Roberto Cortes Conde and Stanley Stein). ________________________ This rare book came form the library of Charles Henry Huberich. Charles Henry Huberich was born on February 18, 1877 in Toledo, Ohio. He grew up in San Antonio, Texas, where he studied under private tutors. Huberich received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1897 and his Master of Law degree a year later from the same institution. After receiving his Master of Civil Law degree from Yale in 1899, Huberich spent a few months studying at the Universities of Berlin and Heidelberg. In 1900, he was elected as an instructor in law and political science by regents of the University of Texas at Austin. During his stay in Austin, he met Laura King Orr. They were married on June 11, 1902. They had one daughter, May Bess. Huberich taught at the University of Texas until he resigned in May 1905. Later that year, he received a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Heidelberg and he accepted a teaching position at Stanford University. Huberich taught Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Conflict of Laws at Stanford until 1912. He was an assistant professor from 1905-1906, an associate professor during 1907, and a professor from 1907 to 1912. Huberich was also a professor of law at the University of Chicago during the 1907 summer session, and at the University of Wisconsin from 1909-1910. After leaving Stanford, Huberich made his home in New York and he set up law offices both there and in London. On July 15, 1925, Huberich was married for the second time, this time to Princess Nina Mdivani. Charles Huberich died at the age of 68 on June 18, 1945. (Sprache: Spanish)

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        On the Equilibrium of Heterogeneous Substances. Abstract by the author.New Haven: J. D. & E. S. Dana, 1878.

      First edition of Gibbs' abstract of his great work on chemical thermodynamics. "A foundation treatise on physical chemistry, the interpretation of chemical processes by application of thermodynamics and mathematics" (Grolier/Horblit 40). "In this famous essay Gibbs showed by the use of mathematical processes how thermodynamics may be used in the interpretation of chemical processes, and gave the first demonstration of the Phase Rule" (Evans 60). It was through this version, published in the widely circulated <i>American Journal of Science</i>, that the majority of scientists became aware of Gibbs' work. "[Gibbs'] early papers, as well as Gibbs's major memoir on thermodynamics that soon followed them, appeared in the <i>Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences</i>, a new and relatively obscure journal whose nonlocal circulation consisted largely of exchanges with other learned societies, including some 140 outside the United States. Gibbs did not count on finding his potential readers among those who checked the contents of the <i>Transactions</i>" (DSB). The original paper in the <i>Transactions</i> is notably rare (and correspondingly expensive).<br/><br/> "Gibbs, the greatest American mathematical physicist, introduced in ['On the Equilibrium of Heterogeneous Substances'] the 'phase rule' to solve the intricate problem of the equilibrium of such mixtures as chemical solutions and metal alloys. Largely ignored both in America and abroad for more than ten years after this initial appearance, its impact upon modern industrial technology was enormous, leading directly to the modern manufacture of plastics, drugs, dyes and organic solvents. His mathematical equations relieved scientists of immeasurable numbers of experiments in order to ascertain the precise conditions for successful chemical processes" (Norman 889). <br/><br/> "In the abstract of his memoir that Gibbs published in the American Journal of Science in 1878, he began by stating the simple but profound idea underlying his work: "It is an inference naturally suggested by the general increase of entropy which accompanies the changes occurring in any isolated material system that when the entropy of the system has reached a maximum, the system will be in a state of equilibrium. Although this principle has by no means escaped the attention of physicists, its importance does not appear to have been duly appreciated. Little has been done to develop the principle as a foundation for the general theory of thermodynamic equilibrium" [p. 441 of the Abstract]. <br/><br/> "Gibbs formulated the criterion for thermodynamic equilibrium in two alternative and equivalent ways. "For the equilibrium of any isolated system it is necessary and sufficient that in all possible variations of the state of the system which do not alter its energy [entropy], the variation of its entropy [energy] shall either vanish or be negative [positive]" [p. 441 of the Abstract]. The bracketed form immediately indicates that thermodynamic equilibrium is a natural generalization of mechanical equilibrium, both being characterized by minimum energy under appropriate conditions. The consequences of this criterion could then be worked out as soon as the energy of the system was expressed in terms of the proper variables. Gibbs's first and probably most significant application of this approach was to the problem of chemical equilibrium. The result of his work was described by Wilhelm Ostwald as determining the form and content of chemistry for a century to come, and by Henri Le Chatelier as comparable in its importance for chemistry with that of Antoine Lavoisier" (DSB). <br/><br/> Wheeler, <i>Josiah Willard Gibbs, the history of a great mind</i>, 1952.. 8vo (233 x 148 mm), pp. 417-496, viii, 4, with seven plates. Original printed wrappers (capitals and front upper right corner with small loss). Contemporary Berlin bookseller's catalogue tipped in at end

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        LA ATLANTIDA, BILINGUE

      Estampa de Jaume Japús. - Barcelona. 1878. 20x15. Tela, relleus i dorats. 345Pág+4f. Bilingüe. Clasica obra d'en Verdaguer, poema format amb 10 cants. Primera edició. 3.2 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A DUTCH ARCTIC EXPEDITION AND ROUTE; BEING A SURVEY OF THE NORTH POLAR QUESTION, Including Extended Considerations for the Renewal of Dutch Arctic Research.

      - London: Trubner & Co., 1878. 1st edn. Two title pages + xxxvii + 263pp + 44pp (publisher&#146;s publications). Folding colour map frontispiece. Black and gilt pictorial maroon cloth, gilt with a ship traveling in ice on the front cover. A little wear to rear board. Clean, bright and very good. Contains a history of Dutch voyages in the Greenland and Barents seas, early whaling, oceanic currents and a very useful chronological table of voyages west and east of West Spitzbergen from 860 A.D. up to 1876. One of the two title pages states that this is Volume I, but subsequent volumes did not appear. [AB 18520]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Political Economy

      American Book Company, NY 1878 - Rare 1st US edition; we have not heard of or found record of any other copy. This is the primer which is partially an abridgement of Jevons' major work, 'The Theory of Political Economy'. Has a 2-page Preface with apparently the same text as the London edition of this work (same year), dated 31st January, 1878. This is the only date in the book. Part of a series by American Book Company (published by Macmillan in London), 'Science Primers', edited by Professors Huxley, Roscoe, and Balfour Stewart. 6" x 4", in brick cloth over flexible boards, titles stamped in black. Front and rear ep's are ads. Vg-; hinges repaired, grease spot on front endpapers, spine ends a little worn. 134 pp. + 8 pp. ads, in addition to those on the ep's. From the press of D. Appleton & Co. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WYLD'S MILITARY STAFF MAP OF CENTRAL ASIA AND AFGHANISTAN. Circa 1878

      James Wyld, London 1878 - James Wyld, circa 1878. Large folding map, dissected, linen-backed, and coloured in outline, 47.5 x 36.5ins unfolded [121 x 93cm], folding down into a 10 x 7in original case of black pebbled cloth, the spine is particularly worn from use and some of the cloth is missing or parting company from the boards, the original printed title label lacks the top left corner but retains the faded inked signature of the first owner. The map itself is in excellent clean and sound condition and the same owner's signature is written in ink to the top left margin Melgund [Viscount Melgund, later 4th Earl of Minto & Viceroy of India, in 1879 a Staff Officer attached to Gen Sir Frederick Roberts VC in the Kurram Valley]. The map is contoured and on a scale of approximately 1 inch to 30 miles: it extends from the Aral Sea in the north to Kelat in Baluchistan in the south and from the eastern shores of the Caspian in the west to Delhi in the east. The original ownership of this map by a staff officer serving at the time makes it an especially desirable copy. Gilbert John Murray Kynynmond Eliot, 4th Earl of Minto [1845-1914] was one of the most vigorous and able Viceroys but before his tenure of that office [1905-1910] he had what the DNB describes as "a curiously adventurous life" following his service in the Scots Guards [1867-70]. He was in Paris during the fighting of 1871, a war correspondent with the Carlist Army in Spain, attaché to the Turkish army during its war with Russia in 1877 before volunteering for Afghanistan in 1879 where he served as a staff officer on Roberts's staff. The date of this map's production coincides with the height of tensions over the perceived threats to the British Empire in India posed by threats from Russia's advance through the Central Asian Khanates towards the northern borders of Afghanistan. Size: 47.5 x 36.5 Ins [121 x 93cm] Unfolded [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Signed Manuscript ALS Letter

      Berlin, 1878. Signed Manuscript Letter by Gustav Nachtigal on his personal printed stationery. 8vo. double-leaf featuring the writer's gilt and blue monogram initials. Leaf measures approximately 18cm x 11,5cm. Text is in German. Very good condition. Nachtigal emerged from darkest Africa at Khartoum in the winter of 1874, after having been given up for lost. This letter is contemporary to the release of his account 'Sahara and Sudan', the first edition appearing a few months later in 1879. His accomplishments and the journey, described within, placed him in the top ranking of discoverers. Shortly after this letter was written, following France's establishment of a protectorate over Tunisia in 1881, Nachtigal was sent there as consul-general for the German Empire, where he remained there until 1884, almost to the end of his days. . Signed Letter.

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        Dodone et ses ruines

      Librairie Hachette et Cie 1878 - Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1878. 2 vol. (Texte et Atlas) in-4 reliure restaurée en demi-chagrin vert. Titrage sur pièce de titre verte. 242 pp. Le second vol. comprend les planches ainsi qu'une carte en couleurs de la vallée de Dodone. Exemplaire non coupé. Comprend un envoi de l'auteur à SAFVET PACHA, homme d'Etat Ottoman, ex-grand Vizir et ambassadeur de Sa Majesté le Sultan. Quelques rousseurs néanmoins bel exemplaire. Recherché. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pyrotechnist's Treasury; Or Complete Art of Making Fireworks.

      Chatto & Windus, London 1878 - This copy is ex libris, but in this case, that seems to have been a blessing, rather than a curse. Rebound in blue cloth, with the spine lettering, and the parliamentary library of Canada device at bottom of spine stamped in gilt. The front endpaper bears the library duplicate / discard stamp (dated 1971 ). Internally, this copy appears unread, and is bright and clean. The publisher's ads are not present.xii, 200 pages plus 16 pages of illustrations, ( one unnumbered, of a man charging a case ). Who knows how long it sat, lost in the dark of the library. This is an attractive copy with interesting provenance, but could also be given an appropriate binding, and be a spectacular copy. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Broadside announcing a "Lecture on the Telephone by Professor Himes. Rheem's Hall, Thursday, June 13th [1878]"

      1878. Printed broadside. Very good condition apart from some mild offsetting, a small water stain in the top right-hand corner, and slight discolouration of the paper due to age. A rare broadside advertising a lecture accompanied by one of the first ever public broadcasts of music over the telephone. On June 13, 1878, Charles Francis Himes, amateur photographer and erudite Professor of Natural Sciences at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, delivered a lecture on the nature and function of the newly invented telephone, which had been patented only two years before by Alexander Graham Bell. As this historical broadside publicizes, Himes' lecture included a demonstration of the telephone's startling capabilities in which music was broadcast through the telephone line by a Professor G. H. Barker at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Unlike its revolutionary predecessor the telegraph, the telephone made remote audio communication feasible and can thus be considered a precursor of the modern radio. During the 1870s and 1880s, its unprecedented capabilities were exploited, and the device was used to disseminate news and entertainment on an experimental basis. Although the first music concerts transmitted by telephone date to the late 1870s, regular, on-going entertainment broadcast services were not truly established until the 1890s in Paris, London and Hungary. Among the first on-going services in America were the Telephone Herald in Newark, New Jersey and Tel-musici in Wilmington, Delaware, both of which were established in the early 1900s. Tel-musici operated by subscription and distributed phonographic music over the telephone lines. Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Charles Francis Himes (1838-1918) studied at the New Oxford Collegiate and Medical Institute in Adams County, Pennsylvania before transferring to Dickinson College in 1853. After graduating from Dickinson in 1855, he taught natural science and mathematics at a number of institutions including the Wyoming Conference Academy, Baltimore Female College, and Troy University. In 1863, Himes enrolled in the graduate program at the University of Giessen in Germany, from which he earned a PhD in 1865. He was then appointed Professor of Natural Sciences at Dickinson College, where he remained until his retirement in 1896. Himes was a devoted faculty member at Dickinson, serving as school president between 1888 and 1889 and secretary and treasurer to the Board of Trustees from 1868 to 1896. He significantly enhanced the college's science curriculum and founded its first Scientific Society in 1867. His academic pursuits were not, however, limited to his position at Dickinson, and he was an active member of numerous external societies including the American Philosophical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Cumberland County Historical Society, and the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, where he frequently lectured. In 1858, Himes began to pursue his burgeoning interest in photography and consequently joined the Pennsylvania Photographic Society and Amateur Photographic Exchange Club in the early 1860s. In addition to exhibiting some of his work, he taught photography classes during the summers at Mountain Lake Park, Maryland.

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        Grandmamma's Verse Book for Young Australia. Part 1

      Hobart Town: Printed for the Author by W. Fletcher. 1878. ...and sold also by J. Walch & Sons, Hobart Town, Walch Brothers & Birchall, Launceston, and George Robertson, Melbourne & Sydney. 12mo. viii, 56, small ‘All Rights Reserved’ slip pasted to foot of title-page and the author's printed 'Advertisement' dated Orford, 1878, advising direct purchase/postage rates in the absence of an English agent for the book, laid onto the rear paste-down endpaper. Cloth-backed white boards, lettered and decorated in red, cut flush, all edges tinted red. Blind stamp on title-page appears to be 'Board of Education, Tasmania'. The book has recently been professionally repaired: there is a new spine (in red cloth) and the covers have been lined with stiff card, with new endpapers added; the front cover has a pale red stain, some browning and a few small holes in the paper. The first four leaves (title, dedication, preface & contents) have had their top corners restored. Otherwise clean and in nice condition. Scarce. ***Muir 4974. No subsequent part ever appeared, although the verses were used by the author in her Waratah Rhymes for Young Australia. The preface states: ‘as I am not aware that any attempt has heretofore been made to provide Australian children with simple rhymes on local subjects, I have been tempted to try the experiment of writing a few.’ .

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        The Stars in their Courses: a Two-fold Series of Maps with a Catalogue, showing how to identify, at any Time of Year, all Stars down to the 5.6 Mag. Inclusive of Heis, which are clearly Visible in English Latitudes

      London: Trubner & Co., 1878. Folio (17 x 11 inches). 24 FINE double-page lithographic celestial maps, with 3 folded plates on India paper: "Points Of The Compass And Degrees Of Altitude" loosely inserted. Original blue cloth, gilt (dampstained). Provenance: With the ownership inscription of James Caird at the head of the title-page. First edition, and A PRESENTATION COPY, with a formal presentation certificate "Presented by the Author to James Caird Esq C.B. &c &c" loosely inserted. Sir Thomas Bazley, first baronet (1797-1885), was an extremely successful cotton spinner and politician from Bolton in Manchester. He used his wealth to encourage secular education of his fellow Lancastrians. He took "an active part in Manchester's bitter educational politics, supporting its model secular school while acting as an important proponent of a national system of education, ultimately realized in the Education Act of 1870" (A. C. Howe for DNB). It is likely that he became acquainted with Sir James Caird (1816-1892), agriculturist and writer, through the latter's interest in importing cotton: first from America and after the American Civil War, from India. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        The Gold-Mines of Midian and the Ruined Midianite Cities. A Fortnight's Tour in North-Western Arabia.

      C. Kegan Paul & Co., London - 1878, 2nd Edition. (Hardcover) Very good. xvi,395,[5]pp., 30 pp. ads, [2]. Octavo. Illustrated with drawings and diagrams in text and large folding map. Original decorative red cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Bevelled edges and black coated endpapers. Slight darkening to spine and edges of covers else a tight and clean copy of a scarce book. In pursuit of fortune in his waning years Burton traveled in November 1877 into the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula, following the natives' tales of "ruined towns once prosperous with dense populations, of quarries where King Solomon found gold for the walls of the Temple, his drinking vessels, and his lion throne, of turquoise mines."(Rice, p. 433) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ravenna

      Oxford: Thos. Shrimpton and Son, 1878. First edition. 12mo. 16pp. Original grey-green printed wrapers. Exceedingly scarce first edition with the publisher's printed crest appearing on the cover of the wrappers as well as on the title page. and a vignette woodcut appears on the last page. The prestigious Newdigate Prize, Oxford's top award for poetry, dates to early 1800's and the winner for 1878 was the young Oscar Wilde. The pamphlet was issued in the same year, as was common with many of the early prize winners, and is considered Wilde's first publication in book form. He worked on the poem a few years earlier while touring Greece as a student at Oxford. An exemplary, the finest we have seen, with no wrinkling or central creases as was commonly seen from folding to place in a pocket. Very small nick out of two corners, very slight (barely detectable) browning to covers, else extremely clean and bright. Extremely scarce in this condition. 16pp.

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        The Late Dr. Charles Beke?s Discoveries of Sinai In Arabia And Midian. With Portrait Geological, Botanical, And Conchological, Reports, Plans, Map, And Thirteen Wood Engravings

      London: Trübner & Co., 1878. First edition. Red pebbled cloth, boards ruled in gilt, gilt illustration on front board, edges beveled, all edges gilt, brown endpapers. Rebacked in red cloth with original spine laid down, seminary gift bookplate on front pastedown, glue marks on rear pastedown where pocket was removed, small repair to inner edge and outer margin of map; plates bright without foxing, a very good copy. Sm. 4to. Illus. with port. frontis, 13 wood engravings, two plates of geological diagrams, and one folding map. Errata slip tipped in. Narrative of the 1874 expedition of Charles Tilstone Beke (1800-1874), an English explorer and Biblical scholar, to Egypt in order to determine the real position of Mount Sinai which he thought to be a volcano. The first three chapters were written by Beke with the entire work edited by his wife. It is perhaps his most important book. "Dr. Beke treats of the traditional Mount Sinai, and its rivals within the Peninsula of Pharau; of the non-identity of the Mltzrulm of Scripture with the Egypt of profane history, its position, and that of the I*and of Midian, and of the dynasties of Manetho, and especially those of the shepherd kings, or Mitzrites. The account of the expedition Itself, and of Dr. Beke's sojourn In Egypt, is given in Dr. Beke's very characteristic letters on his last journey." Provenance: Library of the Bangor Theological Seminary (their gift bookplate) [from Library of] Roswell Dwight Hitchcock (his signature dated 1879). Hitchcock (1817-1887) was a pastor, educator, and vice president of the American Geographical Society. Blackmer 109. Blackmer Sale 1150. Hilm: Literature of Egypt and the Soudan I, p. 58.

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        Grandmamma's Verse-Book for Young Australia. Part I. Grandmamma's Verse-Book for Young Australia. Part I

      Tasmania: Printed for the Author, 1878. Octavo, [viii], 56 pp.; original red cloth-backed printed white papered boards, all edges red. The first children's book of Australian poetry. First edition and rare. Published by Mrs Meredith herself, only part I ever appeared.Louisa writes in the Preface: 'I am not aware that any attempt has heretofore been made to provide Australian children with simple rhymes on local subjects...'. In so doing she made available the first opportunity for young Australians to celebrate in verse their own familiar birds and animals.The poems include "The Bower-Bird's Song", "Wattle-Birds in Gum-Trees", "The Giant Beans of Queensland", and "The Waratah (of New South Wales)".'A poet in feeling, an artist by instinct, a naturalist by force of circumstance, a keen botanist and an ardent lover of landscape scenery' (Douglas Pike, historian), Louisa Anne Meredith was a most influential writer and illustrator in Australia during the nineteenth century.

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        ???? 1&3?: Naikoku Chizu Volumes I and III The Map of Japan: Most Precise Drawing

      Bunkyu-do.. Circa Meiji 11.5 (1878).. 2 volumes of a 4 volume atlas of Japan. Volume I: [4pp] district list, 22 double page copper engraved maps of Kinai (Kyoto-Osaka region) and Tokaido (Tokyo-Kanto region), 2 double page in colour, 19 double page in black and white and one double page featuring 3 maps of island groups. Volume III: 27 double page maps, 3 in colour and 24 in black and white map of the San'indo (northern Chugoku region); San'yodo (southern Chugoku region) and Nankaid Chugoku region (Shikoku). Relief shown by hachures. Printed on folded double leaves. Bound accordion style, patterned paper covered boards. 26 x 17cm. Very nice clean volumes. Japanese text with Romanised titles on most maps and Romanised title on title page. The orientation of the maps vary. This atlas is surprisingly scarce. OCLC shows only one copy and even odd volumes are not often seen. A very nice example of late 19th century Japanese cartography. .

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        Im Herzen von Afrika. Reisen und Entdeckungen im Centralen Aequatorial-Afrika während der Jahre 1868 bis 1871. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen in Holzschnitt und zwei litographierten Karten. Neue umgearbeitete Auflage

      Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus 1878 - OLWd., xvi, 518 S., 8° mit zahlreichen Abbildungen u. 2 gefalt. Karten im Anhang. Einband minimal berieben. Beide Innengelenke wenig gebrochen. Besitzerunterschrifte auf Titelblatt; handschriftliche Signatur mit Bunststift auf Vorsatz. Gefalt. Karte am Kleberrand leicht eingerissen, sonst sehr guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L’UOMO DELINQUENTE In rapporto all&#146;antropologia, giurisprudenza e alle discipline carcerarie. Aggiuntovi la teoria della tutela penale di F. Poletti.

      Torino, Bocca, 1878. In-8 p. (mm. 225x143), mz. pelle mod., fregi e tit. oro al dorso, pp. (4),746, con alcune figg. nel t. e 8 tavv. litografate, f.t. (di cui 3 in 1 tav. - numer. IV,V, IV ma VI - che riproducono facsimili di autografi di delinquenti). "Seconda edizione" di questa fondamentale opera (la prima è del 1876). Indirizzata anche a magistrati e giuristi, subito nota e giudicata innovatrice malgrado le inevitabili polemiche suscitate dalla complessità delle idee che vi erano esposte, l?'opera fu pubblicata in successive edizioni italiane e in una francese, fino a quella definitiva in 4 voll. (1896-97). Questa seconda edizione venne ampliata con studi sul significato del tatuaggio e sul gergo criminale, il suicidio, la prostituzione. Infine il Lombroso (1835-1909) vi analizza il fenomeno criminale in base all'eta', al sesso, al clima, all'alimentazione, alla povertà. Cfr. Diz. Biogr. Italiani,LXV, p. 552 . Qualche fiorit. e uniformi lievi arross., ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        SIX TO ONE; A NANTUCKET IDYL

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1878.. Light tan cloth, stamped and ruled in dark brown and black. Frontis. Spine darkened somewhat and with some moderate tanning and light soiling to the cloth, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, clothbound issue, of the author's uncommon first book, published anonymously. This romantic pot- boiler precedes by a decade Bellamy's chef d'oeuvre, the immensely influential LOOKING BACKWARD - 2000-1887. Not in the Seyboldt catalogue. BAL 952. SEVEN GABLES (FIRST BOOKS) 24 ("scarce"). WRIGHT III:462.

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        Vanity Fair Cricket Prints: Frederick Robert Spofforth, "The Demon Bowler"

      London:: Vanity Fair,. 1878.. Fred Spofforth (1853 ?- 1926), the player also known as "The Demon Bowler", was arguably the Australian cricket teams' finest pace bowler of the 19th century. Spofforth was the first bowler to take 50 test wickets, and the first to take a test hat trick on January 2, 1879, where a bowler takes three wickets in consecutive deliveries. Published on July 13, 1878. Color chromolithograph, 10 x 14 1/2". Sml. crease near the title, otherwise very good condition.

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        A Masque of Poets. including Guy Vernon, a novelette in verse - No Name Series

      Boston: Roberts Brothers 1878. pp. blank, 301,[3], blank. Publisher's adverts for No Name Series on the endpapers. Original black cloth with red lettering and decoration. Gilt block with black lettering to the spine. Some loss to the head and tail of the spine and what looks like a repaired horizontal split. 1875 gift inscription on the front blank. This volume contains the only poem Emily Dickinson had published during her lifetime; 'Success'. A very good copy of a scarce book. . Very Good. Decorative Cloth. First Edition. 1878. Small 8vo..

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        THE OLD B.& M. RAILROAD AHEAD, KEEP IN THERIGHT LATITUDE, 750,000 ACRES OF THE BEST LANDS FOR SALE. SOUTHERN IOWA AND SOUTHEASTERN NEBRASKA HAVE THE LARGEST AND FINEST CROPS, THE BEST CLASS OF SETTLERS, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FARMERS, THE BEST AND CHEAPEST LANDS, THE LARGEST CREDITS & LOWEST INTEREST, THE CHEAPEST FARES & FREIGHTS

      [St. Louis: Gast & Co.], 1878., 1878. First edition. 8vo. Original yellow wrappers, printed in black ink, 36 pp., illustrated, plates, maps. Maps are present on three of the four cover panels. There are four full-page views, "Looking southwest from Lincoln, Neb.;" "View in Adams County, south of Hastings, Neb.;" "View on Farmers' Creek, Franklin County, Neb.;" and "Valley of the Big Blue, south of Seward, Neb." About 36,000 acres remain in Southern Iowa, suited for small farms, and they are really promoting the South Platte Country in Nebraska. The Burlington Route advises how to reach this country, railroad lands available for sale, credit and cash terms of sale, and rebates allowed and conditions. Also presents conditions in both Iowa and Nebraska, crops, investment opportunities, climate, livestock, homesteads, state laws, etc. The illustrations depict scenes in both states and covers contain three maps of the area. A near fine, tight copy.

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        THE OLD B.& M. RAILROAD AHEAD, KEEP IN THE RIGHT LATITUDE, 750,000 ACRES OF THE BEST LANDS FOR SALE. SOUTHERN IOWA AND SOUTHEASTERN NEBRASKA HAVE THE LARGEST AND FINEST CROPS, THE BEST CLASS OF SETTLERS, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FARMERS, THE BEST AND CHEAPEST LANDS, THE LARGEST CREDITS & LOWEST INTEREST, THE CHEAPEST FARES & FREIGHTS

      [St. Louis: Gast & Co.], 1878., 1878. First edition. 8vo. Original yellow wrappers, printed in black ink, 36 pp., illustrated, plates, maps. Maps are present on three of the four cover panels. There are four full-page views, "looking southwest from Lincoln, Neb.;" "view in Adams County, south of Hastings, Neb.;" "view on Farmers' Creek, Franklin County, Neb.;" and "Valley of the Big Blue, south of Seward, Neb." About 36,000 acres remain in Southern Iowa, suited for small farms, and they are really promoting the South Platte Country in Nebraska. The Burlington Route advises how to reach this country, railroad lands available for sale, credit and cash terms of sale, and rebates allowed and conditions. Also presents conditions in both Iowa and Nebraska, crops, investment opportunities, climate, livestock, homesteads, state laws, etc. The illustrations depict scenes in both states and covers contain three maps of the area. Lightly soiled along a small portion of the front page edge, else a very good, tight copy.

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        Exposition universelle de 1878. Ministère de l'agriculture et du commerce. Administration des forêts. 2 Sammelbände mit insgesamt 25 Schriften, dazu 2 Bände "Statistique Forestière".

      Imprimerie nationale, Paris, 1878 - 4 Bände. Paris, Imprimerie nationale 1878-79. 26,5 x 22 cm. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk "Alph. d. l. Fontaine" auf dem Vortitel. Alphonse de la Fontaine (1825-1896) war ein Luxemburger Forstingenieur und Zoologe, Sohn des ersten Gouverneurs Théodore de la Fontaine und einer der Brüder Edmond de la Fontaines. Er war Distrikt-Kommissar von Grevenmacher, mehr als 30 Jahre Konservator des Naturhistorischen Museums und "mit Abstand der bedeutendste Luxemburger Zoologe des 19. Jahrhunderts" (Massard, MNHNL 2004). Die Einbände wurden gefertigt von Hofbuchbinder J.-B. Beffort, Luxembourg, mit seinem Klebetikett auf dem vorderen Innendeckel eines Bandes (Van der Vekene, Dictionnaire illustré des relieurs, S. 31f.). Zwei Bände Statistique forestière, 1878, VII, 582 S.; Statistique forestière par Cantonnement, 1879, IX, 768 S. (zusammen unter FRBNF34079279). Die Sammelbände enthalten in dieser Reihenfolge: 1 Larzillière, M., Notice sur le debit des bois de feu, leur mode de vente et les procedes de carbonisation usites en France , 61 S., Tabellen., nicht im OPAC der BNF 2 Bruand, Gast, Larzillière und Rivet, Notices sur le débit et les emplois du châtaignier, des érables, du frêne, des ormes, de l'aune, du bouleau, du charme, de l'alisier, du cerisier-merisier , 96, (2) Seiten. nicht im OPAC der BNF 3 Gallot, Charles, Notice sur le débit et les emplois du sapin, de l'épicéa et du mélèze, 99 S., FRBNF30477739 4 Croizette-Desnoyers, L., Notice sur les divers emplois du hêtre, 103 S., fig., FRBNF30287996 5 Kirwan, Charles de, Notice sur l'industrie des écorces à tan, 84 S., FRBNF30683118 6 Rousset, Antonin, Recherches expérimentales sur les écorces à tan du chêne yeuse, 63 S., pl., FRBNF31259400 7 Thélu, Alexandre-César, Notice sur les étais de mines en France, 134 S., pl., FRBNF31450621 8 Boppe, Lucien, Notice sur le contrôle et la comptabilité relatifs à la gestion des forêts, 20 S., Diagramm, FRBNF30131019 9 Brenot, L., Remarques sur deux variétés d'épicéa, 14 S., FRBNF30158505 10 Levret, H., Note sur deux nouveaux procédés ayant pour effet d'activer le développement des racines latérales du chêne dans la culture en pépinière, 10 S., FRBNF30811383 11 Garnier, Pierre-Auguste, Notice sur la collection d'efflorescences recueillies dans les terres noires des Hautes et Basses-Alpes et de la Drôme, 26 S., FRBNF30482882 12 Fliche, Paul, Notice sur le terrain tertiaire miocène de Céreste et subsidiairement sur celui de Bois-d'Asson (Basses-Alpes), 16 S., FRBNF30443118 13 Gouget, Édouard, Notice géologique et forestière sur la montagne de la Serre (Jura), 20 S., farbige Faltkarte, FRBNF30526991 14 Granjean, M., Les bostriches : leur invasion dans le Jura, 24 S., nicht im OPAC der BNF 15 Martinet, A., Notice sur l'élagage des arbres, 28 S. mit Textabb., 3 Tafeln, FRBNF30897802 16 Jolivet, Ernest, Les Produits forestiers, leur emploi dans les constructions et dans l'industrie, notice sur l'emploi du bois dans la fabrication du papier (abweichend: 1877), 15 S., FRBNF30656993 17 Rapport de la commission instituee pour l'experimentation du procede d'ecorcage des bois par la chaleur dit de Nomaison, 20 S., nicht im OPAC der BNF 18 Calvet, A., Note sur la culture du bambou et ses usages industriels dans la région des Pyrénées et dans le Sud-Ouest de la France, 9 S., nicht im OPAC der BNF 19 Grosjean, Notice sur l'industrie du sabotage dans le département de la Lozère, 19 S., FRBNF30545361 20 Croizette-Desnoyers, L., Notice sur le gemmage du pin maritime, 32 S., FRBNF30287995 21 George-Grimblot, A., Études sur la truffe, 100 S., FRBNF30497367 22 Roussel, Lucien und Barré, Henri, Notice sur les procédés de lever des plans et sur leur application au cadastre et aux autres services publics, 23 S., FRBNF31258480 23 Demontzey, Prosper, Notice sur les cartes, dessins, modèles et ouvrages relatifs aux travaux du service de reboisement des montagnes dans le bassin de la Durance (Basses et Haute [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exposition universelle de 1878. Ministere de l'agriculture et du commerce. Administration des forets. 2 Sammelbände mit insgesamt 25 Schriften, dazu 2 Bände "Statistique Forestiere".

      Paris, Imprimerie nationale 1878-79.. 4 Bände. 26,5 x 22 cm. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung.. Handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk "Alph. d. l. Fontaine" auf dem Vortitel. Alphonse de la Fontaine (1825-1896) war ein Luxemburger Forstingenieur und Zoologe, Sohn des ersten Gouverneurs Theodore de la Fontaine und einer der Brüder Edmond de la Fontaines. Er war Distrikt-Kommissar von Grevenmacher, mehr als 30 Jahre Konservator des Naturhistorischen Museums und "mit Abstand der bedeutendste Luxemburger Zoologe des 19. Jahrhunderts" (Massard, MNHNL 2004). Die Einbände wurden gefertigt von Hofbuchbinder J.-B. Beffort, Luxembourg, mit seinem Klebetikett auf dem vorderen Innendeckel eines Bandes (Van der Vekene, Dictionnaire illustre des relieurs, S. 31f.). Zwei Bände Statistique forestiere, 1878, VII, 582 S.; Statistique forestiere par Cantonnement, 1879, IX, 768 S. (zusammen unter FRBNF34079279). Die Sammelbände enthalten in dieser Reihenfolge: 1 Larzilliere, M., Notice sur le debit des bois de feu, leur mode de vente et les procedes de carbonisation usites en France , 61 S., Tabellen., nicht im OPAC der BNF 2 Bruand, Gast, Larzilliere und Rivet, Notices sur le debit et les emplois du chataignier, des erables, du frene, des ormes, de l'aune, du bouleau, du charme, de l'alisier, du cerisier-merisier , 96, (2) Seiten. nicht im OPAC der BNF 3 Gallot, Charles, Notice sur le debit et les emplois du sapin, de l'epicea et du meleze, 99 S., FRBNF30477739 4 Croizette-Desnoyers, L., Notice sur les divers emplois du hetre, 103 S., fig., FRBNF30287996 5 Kirwan, Charles de, Notice sur l'industrie des ecorces a tan, 84 S., FRBNF30683118 6 Rousset, Antonin, Recherches experimentales sur les ecorces a tan du chene yeuse, 63 S., pl., FRBNF31259400 7 Thelu, Alexandre-Cesar, Notice sur les etais de mines en France, 134 S., pl., FRBNF31450621 8 Boppe, Lucien, Notice sur le controle et la comptabilite relatifs a la gestion des forets, 20 S., Diagramm, FRBNF30131019 9 Brenot, L., Remarques sur deux varietes d'epicea, 14 S., FRBNF30158505 10 Levret, H., Note sur deux nouveaux procedes ayant pour effet d'activer le developpement des racines laterales du chene dans la culture en pepiniere, 10 S., FRBNF30811383 11 Garnier, Pierre-Auguste, Notice sur la collection d'efflorescences recueillies dans les terres noires des Hautes et Basses-Alpes et de la Drome, 26 S., FRBNF30482882 12 Fliche, Paul, Notice sur le terrain tertiaire miocene de Cereste et subsidiairement sur celui de Bois-d'Asson (Basses-Alpes), 16 S., FRBNF30443118 13 Gouget, Edouard, Notice geologique et forestiere sur la montagne de la Serre (Jura), 20 S., farbige Faltkarte, FRBNF30526991 14 Granjean, M., Les bostriches : leur invasion dans le Jura, 24 S., nicht im OPAC der BNF 15 Martinet, A., Notice sur l'elagage des arbres, 28 S. mit Textabb., 3 Tafeln, FRBNF30897802 16 Jolivet, Ernest, Les Produits forestiers, leur emploi dans les constructions et dans l'industrie, notice sur l'emploi du bois dans la fabrication du papier (abweichend: 1877), 15 S., FRBNF30656993 17 Rapport de la commission instituee pour l'experimentation du procede d'ecorcage des bois par la chaleur dit de Nomaison, 20 S., nicht im OPAC der BNF 18 Calvet, A., Note sur la culture du bambou et ses usages industriels dans la region des Pyrenees et dans le Sud-Ouest de la France, 9 S., nicht im OPAC der BNF 19 Grosjean, Notice sur l'industrie du sabotage dans le departement de la Lozere, 19 S., FRBNF30545361 20 Croizette-Desnoyers, L., Notice sur le gemmage du pin maritime, 32 S., FRBNF30287995 21 George-Grimblot, A., Etudes sur la truffe, 100 S., FRBNF30497367 22 Roussel, Lucien und Barre, Henri, Notice sur les procedes de lever des plans et sur leur application au cadastre et aux autres services publics, 23 S., FRBNF31258480 23 Demontzey, Prosper, Notice sur les cartes, dessins, modeles et ouvrages relatifs aux travaux du service de reboisement des montagnes dans le bassin de la Durance (Basses et Hautes-Alpes). 52 S., nicht im OPAC der BNF 24 Fautrat, Leon, Observations meteorologiques faites de 1877 a 1878, 44 S., illustriert, FRBNF30421739 25 Mathieu, Auguste, Meteorologie comparee agricole et forestiere. Rapport a M. le sous-secretaire d'Etat, president du conseil d'administration des forets... [Signe : A. Matthieu.], 70 S., FRBNF30905949

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        Hannibal's Man and Other Tales

      Albany: The Argus Company, Printers. 1878. First. First edition. Octavo. Original beveled edge decorated green cloth. A trifle rubbed, near fine in a good example of the exceptionally rare dustwrapper. The jacket has moderate overall chipping, and has been professionally reinforced internally at the folds but has no other restoration (i.e. paper added). Housed in a custom full morocco clamshell case. Accompanied by a signed note on the stationary of bibliographer and science fiction dealer L.W. Currey loosely inserted: "Regarding Kip's Hannibal's Man (1878), I know of no earlier dust jacket for a science fiction book. L.W. Currey." Mr. Currey also confirmed that he knew of no other jacketed copy of this title. Collects six stories including the title fantasy, several Christmas ghost stories, and the important science fiction novel, "The Secret of Apollonius Septrio," a tale of the evolution of man and the fate of a scientist who discovers a means to prolong human life and suffers a bizarre fate in the far future. According to Barron, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 952: "...one of the most imaginative early science fiction stories of evolution and one-way time travel." Hannibal's Man is a fantasy about a couple on vacation in Switzerland who discover a Carthaginian frozen in a glacier; the Carthaginian is revived and visits modern-day Carthage and Rome. He is overly emotional and prone to violence, and wants to buy the man's wife. Eventually, [spoiler alert] the Carthaginian falls into a crevasse and is refrozen. Although considered by some as a fantasy it is referenced in Bleiler as a very early "sleeper awakes" story. Bleiler 1232, Clareson Science Fiction in America 464. An uncommon tile, previously unknown in jacket, and by all evidence the earliest science fiction novel to appear in a dust jacket. .

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