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        Bret Harte's Poetical Works

      James R. Osgood and Co. 1878 - Complete Edition, Illustrated. Gilt page edges. Brick colored. Minor moisture damage to rear cover & top of page edges. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Suggestions in Floral Design

      London - Cassell, Petter and Galpin 1878 - A beautifully illustrated guide to floral designs by Frederick Edward Hulme. Frederick Edward Hulme (18411909) was known as a teacher and an amateur botanist. He was the Professor of Freehand and Geometrical Drawing at King's College, London from 1886. With three plates missing of fifty-two missing. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some bumping and marks. Hinges slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Pages are bright and generally clean, though with the occasional patch of foxing. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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).

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        Map of British Columbia compiled from the Map of the Province recently prepared under the direction of the Hon. J. W. Trutch, Lieut. Gov. Of the Province with additions from the Maps of the Post Office Department

      Trutch, Toronto 1878 - Sir Joseph William Trutch, was an English-born Canadian engineer, surveyor and politician. Colonial governor Anthony Musgrave and Trutch worked together to negotiate British Columbia's entry into the confedereation, which occurred in 1871 after they secured a promise for the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Trutch was then named as British Columbia's first post-confederation lieutenant governor, a position he retained from 1871 to 1876. Following his tenure as lieutenant governor, Trutch was appointed a "Dominion agent for British Columbia", and helped to oversee the construction of the CPR in the province., Size : 415x615 (mm), 16.375x24.25 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline

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        Under the Window

      George Routledge, London 1878 - Pictorial boards with wear at edges of boards. Soiling in a few spots in margins, but generally clean and bright; binding a little shaken and loose. The first issue with 'End of Contents" on page 14 and the imprint on the verso of title page. With a signed note from Greenaway, 11 Pemberton Gardens, dated 21 Nov, 1881 and a lithographed card, with an attractive Greenaway illustration, laid in. The first of the two books that Greenaway both wrote and illustrated, and the book that touched off the Greenaway vogue in book illustration. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Children; Inventory No: 042819. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exposition Universelle de Paris en 1878

      Paris: Vve A. Cadart, 1878. First edition. Hardcover. Three quarter red morocco, original red aubergine cloth recased with original leather spine label laid-down. Teg. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. Folio, 48 x 34 cm, Inscribed and signed by Martial on the etched title page. 48 etched india proof plates with descriptive text mounted to stiff paper. Each plate about 6 1/2 x 5 inches. This exposition, larger in scale than any previous covered some 66 acres. More than 13 million people paid to attend, making it a great financial success. The French exhibit filled one half of the entire space, the United Kingdom occupied one third. Alexander Graham Bell's telephone was on display, as was Thomas Edison's megaphone and phonograph. On June 30, 1878 the completed head of the Statue of Liberty was showcased in the garden of the Trocadero Palace. There are two separate images of the latter herein. Another advance consisted of low cost temporary building materials for statues and exhibit structures invented two years earlier in Paris -- consisting of jute fiber, plaster of paris and cement. Interior contents clean and fresh, gilt front cover lettering. Both a fine etcher and painter, Martial studied under Cogniet and Felix Brissot. He was a regularly invited exhibitor at the prestigious Paris Salon from 1846 to 1882. By 1865 etching dominated almost all his creative output [see: (Potemont) BRYAN Vol. IV, p.148]. OCLC lists one entry: Bibliotheque Nationale De France. Interior contents clean and fresh, gilt front cover lettering, marbled endpapers.

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        Cricket and Football Times. The Australian Eleven ... Special Australian Number, with Photograph

      London: September, 1878. Magazine of eight pages measuring 287 x 220mm, with onlaid sepia photograph of the Australian cricketers measuring 88 x 114 mm; a few leaves slightly chipped at the bottom edge yet fine and fresh overall. The "Special Australian Number, with Photograph", devoted to the accomplishments of the touring team of 1878, the first such squad to visit England, and the series during which Frederick "Demon" Spofforth made his name by demolishing the Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord's on 27 May 1878.Certainly the highlight is the photograph of the team tipped on, as issued, to the front page. Looking - it has to be said - rather like a dour bunch of convicts in their striped coats and matched beanies, the Australian eleven and their coach Conway pose casually on benches. Described in the text as 'a gallant little band from far-away Australia' on 'their first visit to this country', the entire piece is devoted to their exploits, with notes on all of their matches and short biographical notes on each of the main eleven; Spofforth, who captured the imagination of the English sporting public, given a slightly longer entry.A scarce piece, especially in such fine original condition.

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        The Theatre

      88 -London -Charles Dickens & Evans 1878 - A full collection of the monthly publication discussing all manner of theatre related works. Volume one, August 1878 throughto Volumetwelve, December 1888Complete in six volumes. New series volumes. With illustrated frontispieces to every volume, and profusely illustrated throughout by Pilotell Includes all manner of discussion on the theatre including 'The Duties of an Audience' by Ethel Coxon. These volumes also contain many excerpts from a diverse range ofplays and writings. Condition: Uniformly bound in cloth covered binding. Externally, worn, with marks to boards. the backstrip of one volume is lifting and there are two small closed tears to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright and clean with only occasional spotting totwo volumes. One page has become loose in 1881 Volume. Some volumes have pencil annotations throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The famine campaign in southern India : (Madras and Bombay Presidencies and Province of Mysore) 1876-1878 By William Digby [Complete in 2 Vols]

      London : Longmans, Green, and Co, 1878, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFinely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and volume indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy. Publisher's presentation copy with their uninked, impressed stamp to the title page.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical desc. : 2vol. (xx, [2],515, [3],28, [2]; xiv, [2],491, [2]p. ) tissue guard : 6 plates (2 folding), 3 folding maps ; 23 cm. Notes: With errata, an advertisement for works by the author, and a 32-page list of works published by Longmans, Green & Co. Subject: Famines - India - 1876-77. India - Famines - 1876-77.

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

      Vanity Fair,, London: 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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        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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        Suggestions in Floral Design.

      - London, Cassell [1878]. Folio modern half morocco (original decorated cloth front panel bound in at the end); 52pp and 52 chromolitho plates (including the title and end leaf). Some minor flaws: a stain in the bottom margin of the last couple of leaves of text, a couple of rumpled page edges and some repairs to tissue guards; stil rather good, clean and unfoxed. Hulme is mostly remembered as an art-botanist and ornamental encyclopaedist and perhaps his name has been blackened by dreary, usually incomplete, sets of 'Familiar Wild Flowers' choking the bookshops of the world. His skill as designer has been unjustly neglected and this, his most exciting book, makes that clear. The influence of his teacher and colleague Christopher Dresser is obvious in the forms and flat bright colours but that is no curse. The accompanying text is plain and helpful and the plates are beautifully printed by Dupuy of Paris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bird's eye view of the city of Hallowell, Kennebec Co., Maine 1878. A. Ruger, del.

      J. J. Stoner, Madison, Wis 1878 - id#: 78f3206H title: Bird's eye view of the city of Hallowell, Kennebec Co., Maine 1878. A. Ruger, del. artist: A. Ruger size: 16x 28 inches date : 1878 condition: very good condition, no tears, framed, very good color Ruger, A. CREATED/PUBLISHED Madison, Wis., J. J. Stoner [1878] Engraved many years after Martha Ballard's time, Ruger's illustration nevertheless shows how Hallowell's hills rise from the Kennebec River valley, leaving almost no flat ground. By 1878, farmers had cleared even the steepest slopes. In Martha's day, there would have been many more trees and fewer buildings. Commercial ships ply the Kennebec in this engraving as they had a century earlier, but for the appearance of a steamboat in the lower right. Notice also the buildings clustered along the riverbank, despite frequent seasonal floods.

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        Exposition Universelle de Paris en 1878

      Paris: Vve A. Cadart, 1878. First edition. Hardcover. Three quarter red morocco, original red aubergine cloth recased with original leather spine label laid-down. Teg. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. Folio, 48 x 34 cm, Inscribed and signed by Martial on the etched title page. 48 etched india proof plates with descriptive text mounted to stiff paper. Each plate about 6 1/2 x 5 inches. This exposition, larger in scale than any previous covered some 66 acres. More than 13 million people paid to attend, making it a great financial success. The French exhibit filled one half of the entire space, the United Kingdom occupied one third. Alexander Graham Bell's telephone was on display, as was Thomas Edison's megaphone and phonograph. On June 30, 1878 the completed head of the Statue of Liberty was showcased in the garden of the Trocadero Palace. There are two separate images of the latter herein. Another advance consisted of low cost temporary building materials for statues and exhibit structures invented two years earlier in Paris -- consisting of jute fiber, plaster of paris and cement. Interior contents clean and fresh, gilt front cover lettering. Both a fine etcher and painter, Martial studied under Cogniet and Felix Brissot. He was a regularly invited exhibitor at the prestigious Paris Salon from 1846 to 1882. By 1865 etching dominated almost all his creative output [see: (Potemont) BRYAN Vol. IV, p.148]. OCLC lists one entry: Bibliotheque Nationale De France. Interior contents clean and fresh, gilt front cover lettering, marbled endpapers.

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

      Wien: aus der E.K. Hof.- und Staatsdruckerei in Commission bei Carl Gerold's Sohn, 1878 - Freud's first significant scientific contribution, and third published paper, a study of evolutionary aspects of the spinal column of the lamprey. Freud's research documented evolutionary processes identified in the physical structure of the fish he was examining under his microscope. This work predates Waldeyer's 1891 publication of his monograph on the neuron, but Freud's pioneering research was overlooked. Ernest Jones observed, "It was not the only time that Freud narrowly missed world fame in early life through not daring to pursue his thoughts to their logical - and not far off - conclusion" (cited in Gay, Freud: A Life for our Time, p. 36) First edition of Freud's very rare third paper. 8vo. With 4 folding lithographic plates by E. Schima after Freud. v, [1], 289 pp. Uncut, largely unopened. Bound in later green cloth, original front wrapper preserved. Grinstein 34. Jones I, pp. 52-53. Norman F3 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        El oasis : viaje al país de los Fueros

      Imprenta de Jaime Jepús Roviralta, Barcelona 1878 - Escrito por d. Juan Mañé y Flaquer Padre de Provincia de Alava y de Vizcaya. Ilustrado por los Sres. Bringas, Delmas, Gómez (e. y S.) Haes, Iturralde, Padró (D. Tomás), Rigalt (D. Luis), Sans y Rovirosa, Puiggarí, Pannemaker, Belhatte y otros. Incluye grabados a color a plena página. Toda la obra impresa a dos tintas, las páginas están ornadas con un marco en rojo. Encuadernación lomo en cuero y dorado, algo desgastada. Algunas páginas con rastros de humedad en márgenes no afectan texto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exposition Universelle de Paris en 1878

      Vve A. Cadart, Paris 1878 - Folio, 48 x 34 cm, Inscribed and signed by Martial on the etched title page. 48 etched india proof plates with descriptive text mounted to stiff paper. Each plate about 6 1/2 x 5 inches. This exposition, larger in scale than any previous covered some 66 acres. More than 13 million people paid to attend, making it a great financial success. The French exhibit filled one half of the entire space, the United Kingdom occupied one third. Alexander Graham Bell's telephone was on display, as was Thomas Edison's megaphone and phonograph. On June 30, 1878 the completed head of the Statue of Liberty was showcased in the garden of the Trocadero Palace. There are two separate images of the latter herein. Another advance consisted of low cost temporary building materials for statues and exhibit structures invented two years earlier in Paris -- consisting of jute fiber, plaster of paris and cement. Interior contents clean and fresh, gilt front cover lettering. Both a fine etcher and painter, Martial studied under Cogniet and Felix Brissot. He was a regularly invited exhibitor at the prestigious Paris Salon from 1846 to 1882. By 1865 etching dominated almost all his creative output [see: (Potemont) BRYAN Vol. IV, p.148]. OCLC lists one entry: Bibliotheque Nationale De France. Interior contents clean and fresh, gilt front cover lettering, marbled endpapers. Three quarter red morocco, original red aubergine cloth recased with original leather spine label laid-down. Teg. Near fine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Optics : a collection of 19th-century French pamphlets and offprints bound in 1 volume

      Various publishers, 1878-1895, 1878, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition in this formIncludes 3 author's presentation copies from Edouard Sarasin. Very good copy bound in 1/4 leather and marbled boards. Gilt titles on spine. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Some damp staining in the margins of the first, fourth and fifth pamphlets - text unaffected. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; A collection of 6 pamphlets/offprints (5 French and 1 German) bound in 1 volume. Spine title: Pamphlets - Optics. Various paginations, 23cm. Contents: [1] Indices de refraction ordinaires et extraordinaires du quartz . . . / par Edouard Sarasin. Geneve: Bureau des Archives, 1878, 10p. with folding plate. [2] Indices de refraction du spath fluor / par Edouard Sarasin. Geneve: Bureau des Archives, 1883, 3p. [3] Sur le polarisation rotatoire du quartz / par J. L. Soret et Edouard Sarasin. Geneve: H. Georg, 1882, 137p. illus. [4] Uber ein neues Spektrophotometer / von G. Hufner. [10]p., folding plate. [5] Notice sur l'hematoscope d'henocque, indications techniques de ses applications... Paris: G. Masson. 48p., illus. [6] Du role des phenomenes de diffraction dans le formation de l'mage . . . / par Jules Amann. Lausanne: Corbaz & Cie. 1895, 26p. microscopique. Subjects: Optics -- Refraction -- Spectroscopy -- Electric waves -- Diffraction -- Photography -- Vision -- Light. Pamphlets -- Science -- Physics -- 19th century -- France. Language: French.

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        HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE NOTTOWAY GRAYS, AFTERWARDS COMPANY G, EIGHTEENTH VIRGINIA REGIMENT, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA; PREPARED AT THE REQUEST OF THE SURVIVING MEMBERS OF THE COMPANY AT THEIR FIRST RE-UNION AT BELLEFONT CHURCH, JULY 21, 1877.

      Richmond: J.W. Ferguson & Son, 1878. - 48,[1]pp. Modern three-quarter morocco and cloth. Old number on titlepage. Light soiling to outer leaves, else very good. Scarce pamphlet containing muster rolls, anecdotes, extracts of letters, and battle accounts of the Eighteenth Virginia Regiment's Company G, the "Nottoway Grays." OCLC lists only microform copies. DORNBUSCH II:1013. HOWES I73. NEVINS I, p.112.

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        WIT, WISDOM, AND MORALS, DISTILLED FROM BACCHUS. Signed by the author.

      London, Whittaker & Co., 1878.FIRST EDITION 1878, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, 8vo, title page printed red and black, pages: [4], xxv, [1], 295 including index, [12 - advert), bound in original publisher's green cloth, illustrated and lettered black on upper cover, spine lettered and illustrated gilt with gilt vine leaf panel at top and bottom of spine, blind vine decoration to lower cover, brown endpapers. Tiny bump to top corner of upper cover, very slight wear to head and tail of spine, front inner paper hinge slightly cracked, binding tight, very small pale stain to upper margin of pages 270 - 273, otherwise a very good clean copy. The book consists of anecdotes on wine and wine drinking in classical times and subsequent centuries to the present, wine in literature and poetry, drinking customs, and temperance. The author has written on the second front endpaper: "W. J. Humpreys, Esq, With the Writer's Kind regards". Gabler, Wine into Words, page 281, G39280. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE WINE GROWERS & WINE - COOPERS' MANUAL. With plans and alcoholic tables.

      London, Wm Tegg & Co., 1878.FIRST UK EDITION 1878, 8vo, author's coat of arms on title page, a few illustrations in the text, chiefly sections of stills, pages: xv, (1), 166 including index, plus 5 pages of adverts, in the original publisher's burgundy black stamped decorated cloth, lettered gilt on upper cover and spine, pale yellow endpapers. Spine slightly faded, spine gilt dull, head and tail of spine slightly worn with tiny nicks to cloth, small piece torn off front endpaper, early name at top of title page, title page lightly browned, contents clean and bright. A very good tight copy. First published in New York in 1877, the author was associated for 24 years with a prominent wine firm in Sicily. The information on sherry is based on Hardman's personal visit to that area in 1869. The book covers viticulture, especially soils, the culture of vines and wine making, distillation, alcoholometry, casks and their treatment. See Gabler, Wine into Words, page 120, G23070. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Oeuvres en prose

      Paris, Georges Charpentier 1878 - Livre d'occasion In-12 (18,8 x 13 cm), pleine percaline bleue de l'époque à rabats à la bradel, non rogné, couv. non conservées, 5 ff. n. ch. (faux-titre, portrait, titre, préface, titre de la première partie "Romans et Contes"), 354 pp., 1 f. n. ch. Second volet des oeuvres d'O'Neddy édité par Ernest Havet, il comprend l'intégralité de la prose publiée par l'auteur dans la presse de 1839 à 1843 composée de fictions et de critiques théâtrales ainsi que l'article inédit intitulé "L'émeute aux Burgraves". Réf. bibliographiques : Jérôme Doucet - Philotée O'Neddy (Auguste Marie Dondey, dit Théophile) (1811 - 1875) Un brigand de la pensée. Condition : Rare édition originale dont le tirage fut limité à 550 ex. illustrée en frontispice d'un des rares portraits connus de l'auteur. L'un des 10 ex. de tête sur papier Chamois (avant 10 Chine, 30 Hollande et 500 ex. ordinaire). C'est l'exemplaire d'Alidor Delzant, avec son ex-libris gravé collé sur le premier contreplat. Exemplaire des plus désirables malgré quelques piqûres sur les premiers feuillets dont le portrait. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CRIMEAN CAMPAIGN with "The Connaught Rangers" 1854-55-56

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

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

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

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        Modern Hieyoglypics [sic] of The Apocalypse and Great Pyramid

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Autograph letter signed ("HSchliemann").

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am Flughafen]
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        Dictionnaire de la langue verte typographique

      Liseux Isidore 1878 - Bradel demi-toile rouge, à coins, dos lisse, pièce de titre, non rogné, couverture conservée. Edition originale de ce dictionnaire de l'argot de typographes, précédée d'une monographie et suivie de chants dus à la Muse typographique. L'auteur était correcteur d'imprimerie. Tirage limité à 500 exemplaires sur vergé. Exemplaire très agréable auquel est joint une gravure à l'eau forte au format 95 x 145 portant l?inscription : ' Le royaume d'argot du Comité Général des fêtes de la Sorbonne et du Quartier latin.' Très bel état. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DE FRANCE DEPUIS 1789 JUSQU4A NOS JOURS EN 8 TOMES.

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

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        DESCRIPTIVE GUIDE. 1000 MILE EXCURSION! BY RAIL, SOUND & OCEAN, TO THE SEA ISLANDS MARTHA'S VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET, VIA PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK, NEWPORT & BOSTON

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

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

      Government Printing Office, Washington, CT. 1878 - .624pp.PUBLISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AN ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED MARCH 3, 1877.INCLUDES MESSAGE FROM U. S. GRANT, FEBRUARY 23, 1877.DETAILS THE BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CANADA AT THAT TIME .REPORTS ASTRONOMICAL POSITIONS, TOPOGRAPHY, GEODETIC CONNECTIONS, INSTRUMENTS USED AND METHODS EMPLOYED.PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED.15 SCENIC FULL PAGE TINTED PLATES - ALL WITH TISSUE GUARDS - INCLUDING FRONTIS, VIEWS INCLUDE THE MILK RIVER GORGE, CHIEF MOUNTAIN, CHIEF MOUNTAIN LAKE, CAMERON'S FALL.3 B/W FOLDOUT DIAGRAMS WITHIN TEXT, 4 FULL PAGE DIAGRAMS( 1 WITH COLOR) WITHIN TEXT, 7 FOLDOUT RECONNAISSANCE MAPS AT THE REAR.NUMEROUS ADDITIONAL CHARTS THROUGHOUT TEXT. Ex- Library from the Sturgis Library, Barnstable, Ma. Markings only include a bookplate and a stamp on the frontis. .CONSIDERING THE WEIGHT OF THIS VOLUME( 7 1/2 LBS. ) IT HAS BEEN VERY WELL PRESERVED BY THE LIBRARY.MAPS AND DIAGRAMS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.SLIGHT FOXING TO SOME OF THE EDGES OF THE PLATES.A RARE WELL PRESERVED VOLUME. Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books]
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        Through the Dark Continent, or the Sources of the Nile Around the Great lakes of Equatorial Africa and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean

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

      [Bookseller: Bearly Read Books]
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        THE EFFECTS OF CROSS AND SELF FERTILISATION IN THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE. In Three Volumes. (First Edition in Untouched Original Cloth, Primary Binding)

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

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

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

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

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

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