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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]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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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]

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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.

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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

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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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        The Council Book of the Corporation of Youghal, from 1610 to 1659, from 1666 to 1687, and from 1690 to 1800

      J. Billings and Sons, Guildford, Surrey 1878 - Title continues: edited from the original with annals and appendices compiled from public and private records. 637 pages, 9 plates. Red cloth hardcover with guilt lettering. Very good condition. Paste-on frontis map, with age spots and a small tear. Interior clean and solid, three pages missing a small chunk still attached to opposite page when pages separated, couple of corner creases. Cover clean and binding solid, and pages firm and clean, corners worn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        To the Arctic regions and back in six weeks. Being a summer tour to Lapland and Norway. With notes of sport and natural history. Map and numerous illustrations.

      London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1878. 8vo. XX + 446 s. Kart. Xylografier. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. Ex libris på forsats og forsatsbl.. *Schiötz 523. "Reise i Norge i 1876, Chr.sand - Chris. - Mjøsen - Dovre - Trondhjem - kystreise med "Nordland" til Bodø, Tromsø og retur, Mørebyene, Bergen - Voss - Sogn - Fillefjeld - Valdres - Ringerike - Chrisa. - Chr. sand"

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        Odds and Ends. Vol. 1, Nos. 2 & 3

      Mattoon, Il.: F.L. Horn. April and May, 1878. One quarto leaf folded to make four pages, apparently paginated with the previous issue: (1)6-8. A small stain on the first page, else fine. An "amateur" newspaper, on page 7 (or the third page of the newspaper) is an advertisement that reads as follows: "Base Ball Cards! 25 for 20 cts. Special rates to clubs. State position and name of club when ordering. Agents wanted! Send 3 ct. stamp for samples. Franklin L. Horn, Mattoon, Ills." Within our own little circle of baseball scholars and enthusiasts debate rages over the meaning of this little advertisement, with some convinced that this is an advertisement for business or trade cards, others that it indicates a previously unknown series of amateur baseball cards, and still others believing it was an advertisement for a stillborn project proposed by the printer, with no takers. The meaning of "baseball cards" is somewhat fluid. A few cabinet photographs were issued in the 1850s, and the sporting goods company Peck and Snyder issued a few cabinet photograph cards of teams in 1869-1870; but the first use of the term to indicate what we now consider "baseball cards" usually refers to mass produced player cards issued with tobacco products in the mid-1880s. Odds and Ends is an example of an "amateur newspaper," part of a movement that started around 1805 and continued, with fits and starts, until the Great Depression, with the "golden age" of the movement between 1870-1880, and beginning in 1867, with the invention of an inexpensive "novelty press." This item might provide a vital missing link to the study of early cards, or just be a dead-end in the evolutionary development of the hobby. At any rate, a fascinating and thought provoking item. .

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        The Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria

      London, John Murray, , 1878. Revised Edition, recording the Most Recent Discoveries. 2 volumes, octavo, original plum cloth, title gilt to spine and upper board. Frontispiece to each, that to Volume II printed in two colours, title-page vignettes, profusely illustrated, some full-page illustrations, 5 folding plans in all, bookplates of the Rev. William Bruce Robertson to the front pastedowns. A little rubbed and spotted, spines sunned, some splitting on the joints, some light foxing and browning, else a very good set. Revised edition of a work first published in 1848. The result of extensive tours made through the region between 1842-8, often in the company of the artist Samuel Ainsley, "exploring Tarquinia and most of the other important Etruscan sites, as well as spending a considerable time in Rome." (ODNB) When published it offered "the most detailed descriptions that had yet appeared in any language of all recorded Etruscan sites." After a series of uncongenial diplomatic postings, in 1870 he finally returned to Italy and resumed his excavations, as a result of which this revised edition appeared.

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        Voyage Autour du Monde

      Paris: E. Plon et Cie, 1878 - A pristine copy in the publisher's illustrated cloth (BINDING, PUBLISHER'S) Nouvelle édition. 4to. 360 wood engravings, full- page and in text. Publisher's illustrated green cloth, blocked in gilt and black, front cover illustration signed "A. Souze," a.e.g., fine [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria. Revised Edition, recording the Most Recent Discoveries.

      London, John Murray, 1878 - 2 volumes, octavo, original plum cloth, title gilt to spine and upper board. A little rubbed and spotted, spines sunned, some splitting on the joints, some light foxing and browning, else a very good set. Frontispiece to each, that to Volume II printed in two colours, title-page vignettes, profusely illustrated, some full-page illustrations, 5 folding plans in all, bookplates of the Rev. William Bruce Robertson to the front pastedowns. Revised edition of a work first published in 1848. The result of extensive tours made through the region between 1842-8, often in the company of the artist Samuel Ainsley, "exploring Tarquinia and most of the other important Etruscan sites, as well as spending a considerable time in Rome." (ODNB) When published it offered "the most detailed descriptions that had yet appeared in any language of all recorded Etruscan sites." After a series of uncongenial diplomatic postings, in 1870 he finally returned to Italy and resumed his excavations, as a result of which this revised edition appeared. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria.Revised edition, recording the most recent discoveries. In two volumes

      John Murray, London 1878 - 2 vols., 8vo, cxxviii, 501, [3], xv, 579 pp., original dark red cloth, decorative gilt titles to spine and upper boards, numerous illustrations within text, some full page; 5 folding plans; frontispiece and title page vignettes to both volumes, frontis. to volume 2 coloured; pamphlets on the Empire of the Hittites tipped onto top endpaper of vol.1; spines lightly sunned, slight wear to tops of spines, occasional light foxing, otherwise very good copy of this detailed record of journeys made to Etruscan sites between 1842 and 1848, revised with additions from the 1848 edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EL OASIS. VIAJE AL PAIS DE LOS FUEROS. Primera edición

      - Barcelona, Imp. Jaime Jepús Roviralta, 1878-80, 3 tomos en folio holandesa, 523 págs.+ 1 h.+5 láminas, 570 págs.+ 1 h.+7 láminas y 496 págs.+ 2 h.+4 láminas. Además de las láminas, todos los tomos llevan grabados intercalados.

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        Hector Servadac or The Career of the Comet

      Sampson Low, UK 1878 - 1st Edition 1878. Translated from the French by Ellen Frewer. Illustrated. The book is very good++ and is in very bright condition. Lovely pictorial boards. Spine a little dulled. Contents very good indeed. Spine reinforced at tips but not noticable. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Imp. Orientale de "l'Atsume Gusa". Geneve. 1878. VIIpp.+692pp.+1 mapa desplegable. Il. B/N. Texto en francés. Conserva la cubierta original. 27 x 22 cm. Enc. holandesa fina. FRANCÉS-JAPÓN [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reseña Histórica de Centro-América [Seven Volumes].

      Tip. de El Progreso / La Union 1878-1887, Guatemala - 8vo. Vol. 1, quarter red morocco; vols. 2-7 original blank paper wrappers as issued. 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. 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      St Louis: A. H. Granger, 1878., 1878. First edition. 8vo. Original purple decorated cloth, gilt on front cover and spine, frontis, [portrait], 282 pp. + [1] p. advertising the St. Louis Texan, a weekly newspaper, illustrated, 21 plates, large folding map of Texas, tables, index. HERD 1927 says "rare," but describes a copy bound in stiff pictorial wrappers. A large portion of the text is devoted to counties and cities, the livestock industry, railroads and stage lines, military posts, a biographical sketch of Thomas Wentworth Peirce, President of the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway, etc. Lightly rubbed at spine ends and corners, spine moderately faded, covers lightly soiled, former owner's bookplate on front pastedown sheet, the elusive map of Texas is present, else a very good copy that is bright and fresh overall. An informative and useful book that provides detailed information on Texas during its formative early years.

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        Vue d'Odessa. Port pratique.

      1878. albumen print, 42,6 x 25,8 cm, on original mount. Few small spots. KEYWORDS:russia / odessa

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        Traité de droit commercial maritime

      - Paris- A. Durand et Pedone-Lauriel, 1878-90, 9 vol. reliés dos cuir, frottés, plats marbrés, certains dos restaurés. (428;668;720,lxxxviij;509;574;465;427;289;558,ccxi). Le tome 9 contient : Introduction historique à l'étude du droit commercial maritime (Cette deuxième partie, divisée en vingt-deux chapitres, contient un tableau non seulement du droit maritime en France et dans les colonies françaises, mais encore de toutes les législations maritimes. 558p.). et Table des textes expliqués et cités dans les tomes I à VIII (ccxip.). Ceci n'est pas un reprint!

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        The Ministry of the Dominion of Canada [Cover Title]

      Ottawa: Topley [no date circa 1878-1883]. () Good to very good. 12mo (approximately 17.5cm tall) in original gilt lettered black morocco case with black ribbon ties and 15 cabinet card photographs (including 14 portraits) of Sir John A. MacDonald (Minister of the Interior and Prime Minister), Hon. L. F. B. Masson (President of the Privy Council); Hon. L. F. G. Bay (Minister of Inland Revenue); Hon. John Henry Pope (Minister of Agriculture and Statistics); Hon. Lt-Col. MacKenzie Bowell (Minister of Customs); Hon. Sir samuel Leonard Tilley (Minister of Finance and receiver General); Hon. John O'Connor (Postmaster general); Hon. D. L. MacPherson (Speaker of the Senate); Hon. J. C. Pope (Minister of Marine and Fisheries); Hon. Sir Charles Tupper (Minister of Railways and canals); Hon. James McDonald (Minister of Justice); Hon. Sir Alex. Campbell (Minister of Militia and Defence); Hon. J. C. Aikens (Secretary of State); Hon. H. L.Langevin (Minister of Public Works).Top 1.5" of spine repaitred else an attrctive, bright copy. Topley was originally manager of the Notman Studio in Ottawa Photographer by Appointment to the Marquis of Lorne and Her Royal Highness the Princess Louise..

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        WIT, WISDOM AND MORALS Distilled from Bacchus.

      Whittaker & Co., London 1878 - xxv + 295 pages + (10) pages of an advertisement for the new edition of Tovey's "Wine and Wine Countries" listing the contents, modern full calf with raised bands, new endpapers, slight foxing otherwise a very bright, sound and clean copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: John Roberts, A.B.A., I.L.A.B.]
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        Outrigger War Canoe Fijian Islands

      1878 1878 - Cecil Gamlin “Outrigger War Canoe Fijian Islands” Signed and dated: “Cecil Gamlin. London Missionary Society. 1879.” Gouache watercolor on paper 8 1/2” x 13 1/4”; 19” x 24” framed (measurements in inches) Even a century after Captain Cook’s death the sense of adventure and exoticism with which Europeans regarded the South Pacific and the Pacific Islands in general had not waned. English missionaries fulfilled many roles as they traveled the globe, including that of providing visual documentation of what they encountered. Cecil Gamlin was a missionary and an artist who worked not just as an English emissary to the islanders, but endeavored to return to Europe with images of the natives that would make them more familiar, and less a people to be feared. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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