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        Das Fries-Relief im Feldmarschall - Saale der Haupt-Kadettenanstalt in Lichterfelde.

      Berlin, Heymann, (1878). - Folio quer (ca. 34x66 cm), 2 Blätter (Titelblatt mit aufmontierter Original-Photographie und ein Widmungsblatt), 9 Seiten, 13 Tafeln mit aufmontierten Original-Photographien von F. Jamrath & Sohn (Photo-Formate ca. 10x44 cm). Schwarzer, signierter (F. F. Kullrich, Berlin) reich goldgeprägter Ledereinband mit ornamentalen rot-orangefarbenen Intarsien. Square Large-folio. (340 x 660 mm). 2 Bll. (title with mounted photograph and dedication leaf), 9 pp., 13 leaves card boards with mounted original photographs by F. Jamrath & Sohn (image-size: 100 x 440 mm). In dark leather folder by F. F. Kullrich, Berlin (signed), gilt printed cover, little rubbed and soiled, overall somewhat stained, mounting boards stronger, but photos less affected. Exceedingly rare work from the property of Otto von Bismarck, a present to his 80th. Birthday. Probably only in small numbers distributed. We could locate a single copy in Berlin, Staatsbibliothek. Complete reproduction of the unretained 13 frieze in rilievo (now destroyed) showing scenes from the German- French War. The photo on the title with a panoramic view of the Kadettenanstalt / Lichterfelde where the frieze once was attached. Johannes Pfuhl (1846- 1914) was a german sculptor who studied at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts with Hermann Schievelbein and became his master's assistant and completed his plans for the bronze memorial once in the Dönhoffplatz (now the Marion-Gräfin-Dönhoff-Platz), Berlin. Soon after Schievelbein's death Pfuhl settled in Charlottenburg. He made a few portrait busts, but his more typical products were colossal groups or reliefs, like the frieze in rilievo, commemorating the Franco-Prussian War, for the military school of Groß Lichterfelde, Berlin (1876; destroyed), the statue of Count Stolberg, in Landeshut, Silesia, Perseus Liberating Andromeda, a fountain decoration in Posen (1884), and also in the Goethe Theatre in Charlottenburg (1896, removed), the equestrian statue of Wilhelm I. with Otto von Bismarck and H. von Moltke, in Görlitz (1893; destroyed), Wilhelm I., for the Reichstag Building (1905).- Thieme-B XXVI, 538. Vollständige Wiedergabe der nicht erhaltenen 13 Relieffriese, die Szenen aus dem Deutsch-Französischen Krieg zeigen. Sehr selten! Aus dem Besitz von Otto von Bismarck, Geschenkexemplar zu dessen 80. Geburtstag. Wohl nur in kleinster Auflage erschienen. Lediglich ein Exemplar via KVK ermittelbar (Berlin, Staatsbibliothek). Der aus Schlesien stammende Johannes Pfuhl (1846-1916) studierte von 1861 bis 1865 an der Kunstakademie Berlin mit praktischer Ausbildung im Atelier bei Bildhauer Hermann Schievelbein. Als erstes größeres Werk schuf er 1872 das Denkmal des Freiherrn vom Stein in Nassau. 1878 hielt er sich zu Studienzwecken in Italien auf. Danach war er wieder in Charlottenburg in eigenem Atelier tätig. Er Einband mit vereinzelten leichteren Schab- und Bereibspuren, am Rücken und in den Innengelenken etwas eingerissen, sonst gut erhaltenes, äußerst dekoratives Exemplar. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Hector Servadac or the Career of a Comet

      Scribner, Armstrong & Company 1878 - 370+[2 ad] pages with frontispiece and illustrations. Octavo (8 ¼” x 5 ½”) bound in original publisher’s red pictorial beveled edge covers with front and spine lettered and illustrated in gold and black. Rear stamped in blind with decorative border design. Translated by Ellen E Frewer. From the John A Roebling library. (Gallagher, Mistichelli and van Eerde A42) First illustrated American Edition, published simultaneously with the English edition in November 1877 (although dated 1878). The story starts with a comet called Gallia, that touches the Earth in its flight and collects a few small chunks of it. The disaster occurred on January 1 of the year 188x in the area around Gibraltar. On the territory that was carried away by the comet there remained a total of thirty-six people of French, English, Spanish and Russian nationality. These people did not realize at first what had happened, and considered the collision an earthquake. They first noticed weight loss: Captain Servadac's adjutant Ben Zoof to his amazement, jumped twelve meters high. Zoof with Servadac also soon noticed that the alternation of day and night is shortened to six hours, that east and west changed sides, and that water begins to boil at 66 degrees Celsius, from which they rightly deduced that atmosphere became thinner and pressure dropped. At the beginning of their stay in Gallia they noticed the Earth with the Moon, but thought it was an unknown planet. Other important information was obtained through their research expedition with a ship, which the comet also took. During the voyage they discovered a mountain chain blocking the sea, which they initially considered to be the Mediterranean Sea and then they found the island of Formentera (before the catastrophe a part of the Balearic Islands), where they found a French astronomer Palmyrin Rosette, who helped them to solve all the mysterious phenomena. They were all on the comet which was discovered by Rosette a year ago and predicted a collision course with Earth, but no one believed the astronomer, because a layer of thick fog at the time prevented astronomical observations in other places. The English translation by Ellen E. Frewer, was published in England by Sampson Low (November 1877), and the U.S. by Scribner Armstrong with the title Hector Servadac; Or the Career of a Comet. The Frewer translation alters the text considerably with additions and emendations, paraphrases dialogue, and rearranges material, although the general thread of the story is followed. At the same time George Munro in New York published an anonymous translation in a newspaper format as #43 of his Seaside Library books. This is the only literal translation containing all the dialogue and scientific discussions. Unfortunately the translation stops after Part II Chapter 10, and continues with the Frewer translation. The same year a still different translation by Edward Roth was published in Philadelphia by Claxton, Remsen, and Heffelfinge in two parts. Part I (October, 1877) was entitled To the Sun and Part II (May, 1878) Off on a Comet. This was reprinted in 1895 by David McKay. John Augustus Roebling (born Johann August Röbling; June 12, 1806 – July 22, 1869) was a German-born American civil engineer. He designed and built wire rope suspension bridges , in particular the Brooklyn Bridge, which has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Condition: Christmas gift inscription to John Roebling from his aunt to front end paper dated 1877. Spine age toned, recased else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc. ABAA,IOBA,TxBA]
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        Through the Dark Continent,

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington,, 1878. or, the Sources of the Nile around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa and down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean. 2 volumes, octavo (219 x 136 mm). Original light brown pictorial sand-grained cloth, titles and decorations to spines and front boards in black and gilt, blind rules to rear boards, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Tinted lithographic portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard to each volume, 32 engraved plates, numerous wood-engravings to text, 8 maps bound in, of which 2 folding, and 2 large folding maps in end pockets. Spines gently rolled, tips lightly bumped, rear board of vol. 2 marked, vol. 1 inner hinges partially and superficially cracked, remaining firm, titles pages foxed, sporadic light spotting, short closed tear to top edge of vol. 1 sig. O8 just touching text. A very good copy. First edition of Stanley's account of his controversial Trans-African Expedition of 1874-7, the "largest African expedition ever seen … [and] one of the most celebrated of all African expeditions of the nineteenth century" (ODNB). Exploring equatorial Africa and, in particular, the Great Lakes regions, Stanley finally dispelled Livingstone's notion that the "Lualaba was the source of the Nile and vindicated Speke's claim that the lake seen on his expedition with Burton was indeed one of the sources" (Howgego). While the success in "solving the remaining mysteries of African geography" (ODNB) brought Stanley great acclaim, this was tempered by criticism of the militarisation of his expedition, and the considerable loss of life. Following Samuel Baker's lead, the Trans-African Expedition involved "the show and sometimes use of military-like force to counteract local opposition" (Newman, Imperial Footprints: Henry Morton Stanley's African Journeys, p.xix).

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        Les Royal-Dîners

      Paris, Ch. Noblet et E. Dentu 1878 - Grand in-8°, demi-basane, IV-496 pp TRES BON EXEMPLAIRE DE L'EDITION UNIQUE DE CET OUVRAGE RARE ET RECHERCHE, par l'ancien chef du roi d'Italie Victor-Emmanuel. L'ouvrage présent des recettes et des choix de menus 24 jolies planches en fin d'ouvrage représentant des ustensiles et des réalisations Vicaire 441; Oberlé 242 Charnières et coins frottés, dos légèrement insolé, intérieur frais

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      - Paris . G. Charpentier Editeur . 1878 . EDITION ORIGINALE . Un volume in-4 broché , 22 x 29 cm , de 212 pages + 22 planches Hors-Textes , dont 6 polychrome , 49 figures in-texte & 32 vignettes . Couverture illustrée . Dos et dernier plat défraichis , mouillure claire et petites traces d'humidité , des feuillets décalés . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1878 - 1878 Original Paperback Wisden, Facsimile Spine,

      1878. Hi, This lot is an Original 1878 Wisden Paperback with facsimile spine, The last of the rarer first 15 books. This is in Very Good condition, for the year. The covers are original and less faded than most 1878, there are some marks to the front cover and the tape to the spine covers a centimeter or so of the covers, the rear cover is a bit grubby with a bit more tape to the spine than the front. There is a small tape reapir to the rear cover. The covers have general wear around their edges. The covers are not as faded or shiny as normal. Inside there is some thumbing but a very clean book.

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        Constructions en Briques. La Brique Ordinaire au Point de Vue Décoratif.

      - Paris, Ducher et Co. and Andre, Daly Fils & Co., 1878[-1886]. Two vols., folio, 44 pp., 75 color lithograph plates printed to recto only, [4] pp., 80 color lithograph plates printed to recto only. Quarter navy morocco and pebble navy cloth boards, backstrip with five raised bands stamped and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. Backstrips on both volumes are worn at the joints, and rubbed at head and tail (more so on vol. I), corners are frayed and bumped, scattered foxing, otherwise plates are bright; very good. With bookplate of "Blumenthal" ex libris. First edition of this unique work, showing the various practical applications and patterns of brick in architectural design. The color plates illustrate various uses, styles and patterns of brick. Includes many constructed examples of facades, columns, pilasters, pedestals, chimneys, windows, fountains, walls, hotels, country houses, villas, outbuildings, and shops. A comprehensive compilation of French brickwork from the period. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Bilder Aus Der Zukunst [Zukunft] [Images of the Future]. Zwei Erzahlungen Aus Dem Vierundzwanzigsten Und Neununddreiszigsten Jahrhundert. Band 1:Bis Zum Nullpunkt Des Seins, Erzablung Aus Dem Jahre 2371; Band II Gegen Das Weltgeletz

      Breslau: S. Schottlaender, 1878. First Edition 1st Printing. 1/4 Leather. Very Good. 88 Pp; 170 Pp. Watered Endpapers. Very Scarce Early Book By German Science Fiction/Utopian Literature Pioneer Kurd Lasswitz (1848-1910). "As The First Major Sf Writer In German, He Holds The Same Place In Germany As Do H. G. Wells In England And Jules Verne In France. He Taught Philosophy For Many Years At The Gymnasium Ernestinium In Gotha, And It Is Symptomatic Of 19Th-Century Gerrman Intellectual Culture That He Irradiated His Fiction With Theoretical Speculation; The Is No Kl Fiction Without A Lesson.... William N. Fischer Claims On Kl's Behalf That Many Of His Ideas Directly Prefigure Later Critics' Use Of Terms Like 'Extrrapolation' And 'Analogue'...The Seriousness Of His Didactic Impulse Can Be Seen In The Strong Emphasis He Places In His Fiction On Establishing A Plausible Imaginary World Whose Hypothetical Nature Will Be Governed, And Given Verisimilitude, By Resemblance To Scientific Method Evident In Its Realization. Unsurprisingly, The Stories That Embody These Overriding Concerns Tend To Be More Effective As Broad Technological And Scientific Canvases Than As Studies In Character; The Tales Collected In Bilder Aus Der Zukunft Read Consequently Almost Like Illustrated Tours Of Various 'Superior Terrestrial Cultures Located In The Future." ([John Clute, In The Science Fiction Encyclopedia]. "Many Inferences About The Future Can Be Drawn From The Historical Course Of Civilization And The Present State Of Science; And Analogy Offers Itself To Fantasy As An Ally". [William B. Fischer In Science Fiction Studies, 1978.] A Well-Worn Copy, Spine Leather Entirely Perished, Recently Re-Backed To Style Preserving Original Marbled Endpapers, Publisher's Internal Cloth Hinges Still Holding. Very Scarce, With Only A Few Examples Shown In Institutional Holdings Indexed In Worldcat. From The Collection Of Sf Collector/Dealer/Publisher Forrest Ackerman.

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        Album de Pernambuco e seus Arrabales

      First edition. Chromolithographic title-page, prospectus leaf and 48 chromo-lithographs. Oblong 4to. Original green blindstamped cloth, front board and spine stamped in gilt, a little rubbed, stain to front board near the foire-edge, some light scattered foxing to plates. Housed in a clamshell case, leather label. Brazil, F.H. Carls,

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      - Pp. viii+274, index, endpaper advertisements; half maroon morocco, spine lettered and decorated in gilt between raised bands, the spine and bottom fore-corner of upper board being later (but not recent) leather, skilfully matched, original maroon cloth boards, a trifle scuffed, the three remaining original fore-corners lightly rubbed at edges, spine a trifle faded; edges sprinkled red; upper hinge starting, a few glue marks to edges of endpapers, a little light foxing and occasional slight soiling; McCarron, Bird, Melbourne, 1878. First edition. Not in Ferguson; Radvansky, McDonald & Archer (Monash University Library Supplement to Ferguson) 413. *Contains over 300 biographies of prominent Victorian men (the running title is \i Victorian Men of the Time ), including Sir Redmond Barry, George Coppin, Edmund Finn, Ernest Giles, several members of the Henty family, Peter Lalor, Baron von Mueller, David Syme, J. B. Were, a.o. With loosely inserted ephemera relating to J. H. Knipe (one of the men included in the Supplementary list). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Whisperings of Time

      H. Keller, San Francisco 1878 - Rust blindstamped cloth titled in gilt. Beveled board edges. Corners rubbed. Bookplate to fep. Inner hinge starting. Ex-college library copy with discreet pencilled numbers to copyright page and rear, no other library markings. Binding holding well. Nice copy for its age. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Works of William Hickling Prescott. Edited, with the Author's Latest Corrections, by John Foster Kirk. [Including The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic, in two volumes].

      London: George Routledge and Sons, n.d. [c.1878]. [History]. FINELY BOUND. In twelve volumes. Octavo (23 x 15cm). With a steel engraved frontispiece to each volume, eight further plates and four maps, two folding. In later red half calf with raised bands, gilt titles to spines, further gilt tooling and red cloth boards. Top edges gilt; others untrimmed. Marbled endpapers.Illustrated bookplate of F. J. Marion to front pastedown of each volume. Wear and sunning to spines. Good overall. The complete works of American historian William H. Prescott, including 'Ferdinand and Isabella', 'Charles the Fifth', 'Conquest of Peru', 'Conquest of Mexico' and 'Philip the Second'.

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        Journal of Mr Barclay's Exploration, 1878

      Adelaide, Government Printer, 1878. Foolscap folio, 10 pages plus a very large folding map ('Plan shewing Explorations between Alice Springs and the Eastern Boundary of the Province', 570 x 1105 mm). Modern binder's cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover; a fine copy. South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 209 of 1878. Barclay and his small party left Alice Springs on 31 January 1878; before turning back on 4 June, they had almost reached the Queensland border. Lack of food and water was the main problem, exacerbated on their return by a delay of five days spent shoeing the surviving horses (one having been eaten). 'The shoeing is a very tedious job, as we have no small shoes left, and it is a hard matter to fit them without a forge. The horses could not get through the range without it, or I should push on, as we are all but out of food of every kind, and are living on rats'. McLaren 5041 (not noting the dimensions of the map).

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        Monograph on the Lias Ammonites of The British Islands: Complete in 8 Parts;

      The Palaeontographical Society, 1878 - 1886, London, The Palaeontographical Society, 1878 - 1886. - DISBOUND (ie. removed from a bound volume and without covers) ready for binding. Pages: 1-503 plates 1-88 + 3 bis., ex-Geological Society of London with small stamps, otherwise very fine. Complete sets are now rare. Pal. Soc. Nos. 147 154 160 165 173 179 184 188. This is a heavy item and may incur additional postage.

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        Lettre autographe signée d'Ivan Tourgueniev en allemand à Mme Paoli : «je me suis très tôt convaincu qu'il n'y avait pas en moi l'étoffe du poète dramatique »

      - Paris 2 février 1878, 13x21cm, 1 page 1/2 sur un feuillet remplié. - Lettera autografa scritta a mano firmata e datata in tedesco su carta vergata con la figura dell'autore e al 50 scheda rue de Douai montato ed incollato in prima pagina: "Sabato, 2 febbraio 78 Cara signora Paoli Mi affretto a rispondere alla tua lettera gentile. In realtà, ho fin dall'inizio della mia carriera dell'autore scrive opere teatrali (l'ultima nel 1851), ma sono molto presto mi ha convinto che non era in me, la roba di poeta drammatico perché solo l'evoluzione dei personaggi mi interessava, non il loro conflitto. Anche i miei pezzi hanno incontrato alcun successo. Ma come hai mostrato un amichevole interesse nel mio lavoro, mi permetto di inviarti le mie "Scene di vita russa" [in francese], dove si trovano due sale - una commedia in due atti e un atto. L'ultima non è nemmeno prevista per il palcoscenico. Molto probabilmente sarà condividere la mia opinione su mie capacità drammatiche. Che mi ha fatto molto felice ancora una volta da voi; Spero che tu stia bene si vi prego di accettare l'espressione della mia più alta stima. la vostra Ivan Tourgueniev " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Précieuse lettre autographe manuscrite d'Ivan Tourgueniev, en allemand, datée et signée, adressée à Mme [Betty] Paoli. Rédigée à l'encre noire sur papier vergé au chiffre de l'auteur et à l'adresse 50 rue de Douai. Tourgueniev y parle de son

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        Du suc gastrique chez l'homme et les animaux, ses propriétés chimiques et physiologiques

      1878 - [8]-165-[3] pages et 1 planche Paris, Germer Baillière, 1878, in-8, [8]-165-[3] pages et 1 planche, demi-chagrin rouge, dos lisse, Première édition, rare, de l'édition en librairie, de la thèse de doctorat de Charles Richet, futur prix Nobel pour sa découverte de l'anaphylaxie. Ce texte annonce ses futurs travaux sur le suc gastrique. L'auteur étudie, après Claude Bernard, les propriétés du suc gastrique dans la physiologie de l'homme et les fonctions de l'estomac chez les différents animaux. Toutes les expériences que Charles Richet relate ont été faites dans le laboratoire de Chimie organique du Collège de France sous la direction de Marcelin Berthelot. "En 1878, Richet publie un mémoire sur les propriétés du suc gastrique dans lequel il étudie tous les aspects du processus de la digestion et de ses variations chez les mammifères, les poissons et les invertébrés. Il parvient à résoudre les querelles antérieures sur la nature de l'acide, et promeut la méthode du coefficient de partage." (DSB XI, page 426). En fin de volume, une planche montrant des estomacs de brochet et d''escargot et des papilles stomacales d'après les dessins de l'auteur. Malgré une mouillure dans la marge supérieure des 100 dernières pages, correct exemplaire, portant le cachet de l'Institut Catholique de Paris. DSB, XI, pages 425-432. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Okodakiciye wocekiye wowapi kin...America makoce kin en, United States en, Protestant Episcopal Church..

      [New York]: published by the New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society for the Indian Commission of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 1878. 8vo, pp. xxii, 664; publisher's full red morocco lettered in gilt on spine, a.e.g.; worn at edges, else very good and sound. Written in the Santee dialect. Pilling notes that the literal translation of the title is as follows: "Fellowship a-crying-to-him something-written the, and covenants how they-give-to-them the; and fellowship unmysterious in the deed and custom the, America country in, United States in, Protestant Episcopal Church they-use-it the according-to: and also Psalter, or David his-songs the." Also that Hinman and Cook were aided in the translation by the Rev. D. W. Hemans and Mr. Luke C. Walker. Pilling, Siouan, p. 37; Pilling, Proof-sheets, p. 352.

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

      F.L. Horn, Mattoon, Ilinois 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 1830s 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 popularization of an inexpensive tabletop "novelty press." This item might provide a vital missing link to the study of early cards, or might 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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        1776-1876. Centennial Memorial, in Congress. July 4,1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America.

      Artist: Columbian-Publishing Company New York; issued in: New York; date: ca 1878 - - technic: Wood engraving; - colorit: ; - condition: Folds perfectly restored; - size (in cm): 49 x 34; - description: One of the famous unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America.Issued as a copy arround 1878 in a comercial pamphlet. Only are few are still available.Very scarce 1876 broadside Centennial printing of the Declaration of Independence, engraved by Continental publishing and published by James McBride as part of an advertising campaign for the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. The broadside is decorated with a lovely engraved border featuring ribbons and stars and an elaborate header that depicts a bald eagle flanked by six American flags.

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        Contribution a l'étude de l'embolie graisseuse (Précieux exemplaire de Pierre Janet).

      Paris & Strasbourg : J.-B. Baillière & Noiriel 1878 - Thèse de doctorat de médecine de Th. Flournoy soutenue à la Faculté de Médecine de Strasbourg. Grand in-8° relié demi-chagrin prune, titre gravé et doré en long, VIII-128 pages. Magnifique exemplaire en état absolument parfait, fleurs de coins, exempt de la moindre rousseur, ayant appartenu à Pierre Janet avec son cachet gras reproduisant sa signature olographe. Théodore Flournoy soutient cette thèse de médecine en 1878 et fait des études de psychologie à l'université de Leipzig. À partir de 1891, il est professeur de psychophysiologie à l'université de Genève, où il crée le laboratoire de psychologie. Il s'intéresse au paranormal et au grand courant spirite de l'époque. Il rencontre en 1894 la médium Catherine Élise Müller, qu'il rebaptise « Hélène Smith » dans son important ouvrage Des Indes à la planète Mars. La médium dit écrire sous la dictée d'un certain Léopold, qui serait un autre nom pour Joseph Balsamo dit Cagliostro. Impressionné par l'étendue de son talent, Flournoy décide d'étudier son cas. Pour ce faire, il assiste à de nombreuses séances et la soumet à quelques expériences qui modifient ses transes et la plongent dans le somnambulisme. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Works of William Hickling Prescott. Edited, with the Author's Latest Corrections, by John Foster Kirk. [Including The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic, in two volumes].

      London: George Routledge and Sons, n.d. [c.1878].. [History]. FINELY BOUND. In twelve volumes. Octavo (23 x 15cm). With a steel engraved frontispiece to each volume, eight further plates and four maps, two folding. In later red half calf with raised bands, gilt titles to spines, further gilt tooling and red cloth boards. Top edges gilt; others untrimmed. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated bookplate of F. J. Marion to front pastedown of each volume. Wear and sunning to spines. Good overall. The complete works of American historian William H. Prescott, including 'Ferdinand and Isabella', 'Charles the Fifth', 'Conquest of Peru', 'Conquest of Mexico' and 'Philip the Second'.

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        Les palmiers. Histoire iconographique.

      Paris, J. Rothschild, 1878. Large 8vo (26.2 x 17.3 cm). viii, 348 pp., 40 fine chromolithographed plates and 228 illustrations in the text. Contemporary half leather binding with decorated gilt spine and marbled boards.= First edition of this sought-after work on palms. The chromolithographs are by the famous Pieter de Pannemaeker and of a high standard. Count Oswald de Kerchove de Denterghem (1844-1906) was the third Count in a row with a love for botany, following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps. He published several works on palms and orchids, besides having a political career. This specific title is sought after for the beautiful plates, and is quite rare now. Half title top margin clipped, some light spotting, plates generally in good condition. A very nice copy. Nissen BBI, 1032; Stafleu & Cowan, 3590.

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      London, "The Field" Office 346 the Strand, 1878.. FIRST EDITION 1878, 4to, 255 x 185, 10 x 7¼ inches, title page printed red and black, engraved frontispiece of real tennis, Paris 1632, 45 further illustrations, some full page, on 27 plates, 226 pages including index, rebound in full green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt rackets and balls to upper cover, top edge gilt, brown endpapers. EX LIBRARY COPY from Guildhall Library, with their bookplate on first pastedown and a pale ink withdrawn stamp beneath, presented by Miss D. Marshall to the library, one of Julian Marshall's 3 daughters, Dorothy, signed in pencil on endpaper, pale withdrawn ink stamp to bottom of title page, small stamp to verso of title page, small pale stamps to blank side of all plates and an occasional stamp to lower blank margin, not affecting text, hinges partly split and neatly repaired, inner paper hinges expertly repaired, slight evidence of a library number at bottom of spine, contents clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good rebound copy of the original edition, this is not the reprint. This is the first attempt in English at a general history and description of the game of real tennis. See: Tennis Origins and Mysteries by Malcolm D. Whitman. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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      Mathew W. Gilmore, Law and Job Printer, 1878., New York - First edition. 8vo. Printed wrappers, 30 pp.,Johnston in his speech essentially takes exception to the Texas Pacific Railroad Company's plans for financing their proposed expansion of a single line railway from Fort Worth in Texas, by way of Fort Yuma, on the Colorado River, to San Diego, a distance of about fourteen hundred miles. Johnston has several concerns that he voices: the U. S. is to act as the Texas Pacific's land agent, the government is in line to take the risks and the Railroad company takes all profits, and the interests of the South and its citizens are not being properly served. He is further concerned that the objective of connecting the entire U. S. by railroad from coast to coast is not being properly followed. Spine panel reinforced, a corner chip to the bottom front cover, and light wear to the cover extremities, else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      - [Yokohama n.d. c.1878-1882]. A grass covered oblong album,50 hand-colored large photographs either slipped in to slots,or some tipped in, ca. 28 x 21 cm., very clean, clear images,no fading, most with English caption & negtive numbers. RARE ! WHO WAS TAMAMURA KOZABURO: . Tamamura Kozaburo [1856-19??] worked in his Yokohama studio & provided images, albums and photographic service to both Japanese and mostly his foreign clients by 1881. His family were hereditary retainers to the Hoshinno of Rinnoji, a branch of the Imperial family whose head had served as chief priest to the main temple in Nikko since 1654 ergo his interest in taking photographs of the temples there. . His business thrived with the sudden influx of foreigners to Japan and he gained a reputation as a very skilled professional & provided large orders for glass slide & photographs to universities of Cambridge & Chicago. . He was internationally renown and was commissioned to provide the stunning figure of 180,000 albumen hand-colored photographs of Japan for the book by F. Brinkley: JAPAN: DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE JAPANESE. . His photographs are an excellent record of an earlier Japan, capturing the Japanese as they were, in native dress, the scenery and life styles of the period. *** THE 50 IMAGES: 1. GRAND HOTEL YOKOHAMA . 2. CUSTOMS HOUSE YOKOHAMA . 3. SECOND ARMY'S GENERAL OFFICERS and OTHERS IN SAME RANK AT CHIN-CHOW CASTLE . 4. JAPANESE NOBLE & GENERAL OFFICER includes a pair of photographs of the Meiji Emperor & Empress each with English & Japanese cartouche. . 5. VIEW OF HAKODATE [Pt. 2] . 6. CLUB HOTEL YOKOHAMA [English Sign is visible on the front of the hotel, with horse-drawn carriage, rickshaw parked outside & a very tall [radio ?] antenna going to the sky. . MUKOJIMA TOKIO . 7. KAMEIDO TOKYO WISTERIA . 8. SHIBA AT TOKYO . 9. NEW YEAR . 10 DEILL [sic for drill] OF JAPANESE FIRE BRIGADE . 11.PICKING TEA . 12. TEA PLANTATION [with tear mended] . 13. TAKING THREAC FORM [sic for thread from] COCOONS . 14. TEA CEREMONY . 15. BRONZU [sic for bronze] IMAGE UYKENO AT TOKIO [Great Buddha] . 16. 2 VIEWS OF UYENO . 17. TONOSAWA HAKONE . 18. FUJIYA MIYANOSHITA . 19. YUMOTO HAKONE . 20. MATSUSHIMA ISLAND SEA . 21 STONE LANTERNS AT SHIBA PARK TOKYO . 22. Following three are prostitutes: NO.9 GIRLS . 23. SAKURA NO.21 YOKOHAMA . 24. NEW NO.9 GIRLS KANAGAWA. These three images show a good number of very young girls about 15-18 years old who likely catered to foreigners ergo their inclusion in this tourist album, souvenir of a "Good Time in Japan." Shows elaborately dressed girls in beautiful silk Kimono, each with a front tied Obi cloth for quick opening of the Kimono, the sign of a prostitute. Every day Japanese women always tied their Obi in back. . 25. UYENO TOKIO . 26. MOJI HARBOUR . 27. BELLEVUE HOTEL . 28. OURA NAGASAKI . 29. BRONZE HORSE TEMPLE NAGASAKI . 30. MARUYAMA NAGASAKI. Another house with many young Japanese girl-prostitutes on display on the upper balcony. Nagasaki was Japan's southern port for foreign vessels and lots of sailors had off duty time. . 31. KIYOMIZU PAGODA AT KIOTO . 32. BUDDHA HAKONE . Several images of Nikko: The Shinto Tombs of the Shoguns 33. IMAICHI ROAD AT NIKKO . 34. SACRED BRIDGE . 35. ENTRANCE GATE & STONE TORII . 36. YOMEIMON GATE & SHINTO TEMPLE . 37. FRONT HALL . 38. STONE TORII . 39. TEMPLE . 40. GREAT SHINTO BRONZE LANTERNS . 41. YOMEIMON GATE . 42. SANJINKO SHINTO TEMPLE . 43. YOMEIMON GATE & SHINTO TEMPLE . 44. PAGODA & STONE TORII . 45. KARAMON GATE & SHINTO TEMPLE WITH PRIESTS . 46. YOMEIMON GATE & TEMPLE . 47. ROAD TO CHIUZENJI . 48. FROM NIKKO . 49. CHUZENJI . 50. PINE TREE "BOAT: *** REFERENCES: The following are some useful bibliographies to consult for more information on this album and Japanese early photography in general: . BENNETT, Terry. EARLY JAPANESE IMAGES. Many of the images in this album or similar ones are found or listed here. . BENNETT, Terry. OLD JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHS: COLLECTORS' DATA GUIDE. .

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      London, "The Field" Office 346 the Strand, 1878. FIRST EDITION 1878, 4to, 255 x 185, 10 x 7¼ inches, title page printed red and black, engraved frontispiece of real tennis, Paris 1632, 45 further illustrations, some full page, on 27 plates, 226 pages including index, rebound in full green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt rackets and balls to upper cover, top edge gilt, brown endpapers. EX LIBRARY COPY from Guildhall Library, with their bookplate on first pastedown and a pale ink withdrawn stamp beneath, presented by Miss D. Marshall to the library, one of Julian Marshall's 3 daughters, Dorothy, signed in pencil on endpaper, pale withdrawn ink stamp to bottom of title page, small stamp to verso of title page, small pale stamps to blank side of all plates and an occasional stamp to lower blank margin, not affecting text, hinges partly split and neatly repaired, inner paper hinges expertly repaired, slight evidence of a library number at bottom of spine, contents clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good rebound copy of the original edition, this is not the reprint. This is the first attempt in English at a general history and description of the game of real tennis. See: Tennis Origins and Mysteries by Malcolm D. Whitman. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Narrative of A Voyage To The Polar Sea, during 1875-6, in H.M. Ships `Alert' and `Discovery'. By Capt. Sir G.S. Nares, commander of the expedition. With notes on the Natural History, edited by H.W. Feilden.

      London. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. 1878. - 8vo, 21.5cm, in 2 volumes, xl,395 & viii,378pp., with 6 original mounted woodburytype photographic plates, and 7 full-page (1 colour plate), 38 text illustrations from engravings, 2 folding maps, in contemporary brown morocco, gilt decorated raised bands, gilt titles in two panels on each volume, marbled boards, small unobtrusive blind stamp on the title pages, bookplates care-fully removed on the rear endpapers, complete with half titles, a fine set attractively bound of the First Edition. (cgc) The plates are fine clear strikes. Woodburytype: A type of photographic reproduction, in use from about 1875 to 1900, employed mainly for book illustrations. Produced from a metal printing plate, they are similar in appearance to carbon prints and often have a slightly reddish tint. A.B. 12026. Cook p239. The expedition was an attempt to reach the North Pole by way of Smith Sound and Robeson Channel and to explore the northern parts of Ellesmere Island as well as Northwest Greenland. An outbreak of scurvy prevented the sledging parties from completing their work. The two ships wintered, one at Lady Franklin Bay, the other at Lincoln Bay. Albert Markham reached the then farthest North at 82o 2o', under extreme hardship. This was the first major British Arctic expedition since the Franklin search expeditions in the early 1850's. It also marked the end of the large, rigid British naval polar expeditions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Natural History of Victoria. Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria; or, Figures and Descriptions of the Living Species of All Classes of the Victorian Indigenous Animals. Decades I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVII, XVIII, and XIX [fourteen of the twenty parts published]

      Melbourne, 'By Authority ... Government Printer' (with the first six in this broken run 'Published by George Robertson'), 1878 to 1889. Large octavo, fourteen parts, containing in total approximately 600 pages plus 139 plates (one a large folding plate numbered as two), all but a few of them chromolithographs or tinted lithographs. Original printed stiffened wrappers a little chipped, creased and stained, with minor loss (confined mainly to the edges of the first and last numbers in the run); some loss of paper to the spines; minor paper residue to both covers of one part; one rear cover detached; small 'Zoology Dept. University of Adelaide' stamp on each front cover; scattered light foxing to the text, with the plates generally in excellent or fine condition, the only faults being some occasional light foxing, offsetting and paper-toning; leading margin of Plate 6 trimmed to the image and later replaced with plain card (we have seen a description of a complete set for sale with the same blemish to the same plate, so perhaps something happened to this particular plate during production); overall in decent condition. The second part is signed in ink on the front cover 'James A. Holden'. This is almost certainly James Alexander Holden (1835-1887), who emigrated to Australia in the 1850s and 'settled in Adelaide where he began a leather and saddlery business, by 1883 a considerable establishment in the colony' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). However, it does not compare to the household-name business it became in the hands of his son - Sir Henry James Holden (1859-1926) - and grandson - Sir Edward Wheewall Holden (1885-1947).

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        Pictures of Life and Character in New York

      New York: G. W. Averell and Co. , 1878. First edition. Blindstamped Cloth. Very Good. Scarce book on New York, with 19 tinted lithographic plates and a tinted litho. title page, each with advertisements on the verso. A panoramic glimpse at Old New York, taking in fashion, boxing, Castle Garden, the theater, Chatham Street, the riverfront, the aquarium, the Fulton ferry, Central Park, horse racing, boarding houses, street life and many trades, and society, high and low, and more. 4to. 33.5 by 26.5 cm. [40] pp. 20 litho. plates including title. Tape repair to FFEP. Minor staining to outer margin of final five plates. Contemporary cloth, rebacked with plain cloth matching in color.

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        La vigne. Voyage autour des vins de France. Étude physiologique, anecdotique, historique, humoristique et même scientifique.

      Paris, E. Plon et Cie, 1878, demi-chagrin de l'époque, à coins, dos à nerfs orné, tête dorée. -Nombreuses illustrations in-texte, dont 94 à pleine page. - in-4 de 1 frontispice-(4)-659 pp. ; Edition originale et premier tirage.Chwartz B: 57; Simon, B.V. : 110 ; Bitting 38 ; Vicaire 87 ; collection Fritsch 138.Orné de 1 frontispice, de 94 planches in-texte à pleine page et de plus de 400 illustrations intercalées dans le texte."Le spirituel caricaturiste passe en revue les différents crus de la Bourgogne, de la Gironde et de la Champagne et conte, avec beaucoup d'humour, une foule d'anecdotes amusantes sur les vins, les vignes, les vignerons, les propriétaires et les dégustateurs." (Vicaire).

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        La Vigne - voyage autour des vins de France Etude physiologique, anecdotique, historique, humoristique et même scientifique

      E. Plon, Paris., 1878. First edition. Quarto. pp [iv], 659. Illustrated with many full-page engravings and many more in the text. Period binding of half dark green morocco with gilt decoration to spine, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Text in French. One of the great wine books.Some foxing to prelims. A bit of rubbing to edges and joints. Very good indeed.

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        Dai-Nippon Kahei Seizu (Superb Illustrations of Japanese Coins)

      Ministry of Finance Printing Bureau, Tokyo 1878 - First edition. Oblong. Hardcover: Half leather over cloth. Good: Wear to the spine and cover, Some foxing to tissue guards. Library stamps. 1 Page, followed by 54 plates. Text in Japanese. The Illustrations are in gold, silver and bronze and are exceptionally well done. A total of 190 coins or gold and silver ignots are illustrated and described. It is not unlikely that this book was produced with the help of Edoardo Chiossone, Italian engraver and painter, noted for his work as a foreign advisor to Meiji period Japan, and for his collection of Japanese art. He designed the first Japanese bank notes. Chiossone arrived in Japan on January 12, 1875. The government Printing Bureau (Insatsu Kyoku) which was part of the Ministry of Finance (Okurasho) was under the directorship of Tokuno Ryosuke, who was eager to introduce modern machinery and techniques. The practical implementation of this policy was entirely the work of Chiossone, who founded printing companies such as Toppan Insatsu, trained the Japanese in printing techniques, designed official papers, paper currencies and postage stamps, taught the art of making printing ink and printing paper (with a watermark in it), and taught how to make many copies from one plate. An exceptionally rare work which undoubtedly was a costly production at the time. From the library of the Museum voor Volkenkunde (National Museum of Ethnology) in Leiden. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signée d'Ivan Tourgueniev en allemand à Mme Paoli : «je me suis très tôt convaincu qu'il n'y avait pas en moi l'étoffe du poète dramatique »

      Letter handwritten autograph signed and dated in German on laid paper at the author's number and address 50 rue de Douai mounted on tab and glued on the cover page:«Saturday, 2 February 78Dear Mrs Paoli,I hasten to reply to your kind letter. In fact, from the very beginning of my career as an author I wrote plays (the last one in 1851), but I very soon became convinced that there was not in me the stuff of the dramatic poet, for Only the evolution of the characters interested me, not their conflicts. Moreover my pieces have met with no success. But as you have shown a friendly interest in my affairs, I allow myself to send you my "Scenes of Russian Life", in which you will find two plays - a comedy in two acts and one in one act. The last one is not even planned for the stage.You will most likely share my opinion about my dramatic skills.I was very pleased to hear from you again; I hope that you are doing well and asks you to receive the assurance of my highest esteem.Your devotedIvan Tourgueniev » Paris 2 février 1878 13x21cm 1 page 1/2 sur un feuillet remplié

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        Picturesque, Ireland:A Literary and Artistic Delineation of the Natural Scenery, Remarkable Places, Historical Antiquities, Public Buildings, Ancient Abbeys, Towers, Castles, and Other Romantic and Attractive Features of Ireland

      New York: Thomas Kelly, 1878. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. No Dustjacket -- NOTE: Does NOT include dust jacket. -- First Edition 1878. No markings to the text block. Previous owner's stamp and bookplate on inside front cover. All edges gilt. 3/4 leather. Gilt on cover and spine bright. Corners bumped and worn. Edges of spine scuffed but complete. Some damp staining to the title page, Table of Contents and List of Illustrations. Map and frontispiece title in excellent condition. A nice tight copy. Additional photos upon request.

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        Opera omnia. Græce et Latine cum indice nominum et rerum absolutissimo. (Complete Set in Five Volumes)

      Editoribus Firmin-Didot et Sociis, Parisiis (Paris) 1878 - vi, 656pp; iv, 638pp; xx, 681pp; xix, 353, xvi, 357pp; viii, 924pp. Three quarter vellum over marbled boards, spines lettered and decorated in gold. Original green wrappers preserved. Text in Latin and Greek in two columns. Volume titles as follows: 1) Opera omnia. Volumen primum continens Organon, Rhetoricen, Poeticen, Politica; 2) Opera omnia. Volumen secundum continens Ethicam, Naturales auscultationes, De c?lo, De generatione, et Metaphysicam; 3) Opera omnia. Volumen tertium continens Libros de animalibus, De partibus animalium, De generatione animalium, De anima, De sensu et sensili, De memoria et reminiscentia, De somno et vigilia, De insomniis, De divinatione per somnum, De animalium motione, De longitudine et brevitate vitæ, De juventute et senectute, De vita et morte, De respiratione, Meteorologicorum libros quatuor. -- De mundo ad Alexandrum, De coloribus, De audibilibus, De spiritu, De Xenophane (Melisso), De Gorgia; 4) Opera omnia. Volumen quartum continens Physiognomonica, De plantis, Ventorum situs et appellationes, De insecabilibus lineis, Mechanica, De mirabilibus auscultationibus problematum sectiones xli, quarum tres nunc demum e codd. mss. erutæ fragmenta; [with] Fragmenta Aristotelis. Collegit disposuit, illustravit, Æmilius Heitz, in gymnasio Argentoratensi litt. ant. professor; 5) Opera omnia. Volumen quintum continens indicem nominum et rerum. Faint stain to the head of the spine on volume 5. A bright, near fine set. ; Large Octavo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of Western Asia.

      London: Edward Stanford, 1878 - Lithographic map coloured in outline, dissected into 18 panels and mounted on linen, opening to 462 x 640 mm, folding into the original pink cloth case with printed yellow paper label to front board as issued, yellow-surface paper advertisement leaves to front board and upper outer panel verso; scale of 1 inch : 100 miles (approx. 1 : 6,336,000). Case slightly sunned and rubbed, light fraying to spine, a few very faint spots. Very good. Contemporary bookseller's ticket of Chancellor, Shrewsbury. First edition of this detailed map of the Middle East, centred on Iran and including the Persian Gulf and the holy cities of Arabia, and extending to the Caucasus and Central Asia in the north, Anatolia, the Levant and the Red Sea in the west, and Sindh and Afghanistan in the west; rare, with three copies only traced in libraries (British Library, National Library of Scotland, and the University of British Columbia); OCLC traces two copies of a second edition, published in 1885 (Library of Congress and Berkeley). This map contains a number of notable features. The Hajj route to Baghdad is clearly labelled, as are main land routes across the entire region, as well as the Persian Gulf Submarine Telegraph Cable, which was laid in 1864 to connect Karachi and Basra; the extension to Europe was completed in 1865, though the cable was in fact on its way to obsolescence at the time of publication, following the laying of another cable from Aden to Bombay in 1870. The depiction of a dense network of routes criss-crossing northern Arabia reflects the substantial improvements in British knowledge of the region throughout the 19th century. "Because Europeans did not travel them, the old incense trails and the well-worn pilgrimage routes to the Holy Cities—frequently one and the same —were often neglected [in pre-19th century maps of Arabia]. It was not until the early 19th century that European acquaintance with the Arabian interior became sufficient to allow cartographers to plot these longstanding routes with confidence By the mid-19th century, there was an upsurge in the accuracy of map data, as the fruits of scientific enquiry helped provide the missing pieces of the global jigsaw puzzle. In Arabia, much of this progress hinged on the discoveries of other explorers such as Johann Burckhardt, William Palgrave, Richard Burton and Charles Doughty" (Parry, "Mapping Arabia", in Aramco World, online). The findings of these adventures were supplemented increasingly by official surveys, encouraged partly by rivalry between the British, Russian and Ottoman empires, and probably also by the role of the yearly pilgrimage in a series of recent cholera epidemics, which had spread to Europe and North America, and which worsened from 1866, when steam ships took pilgrims from Egypt and India for the first time, this much quicker form of transport accelerating the global spread of disease. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Crocodile [Very large print, framed].

      Leipzig, [Leipziger Schulbilderverlag von F. E. Wachsmuth, ca. 1878]. Giant lithographed plate. Glass-framed with plain late 20th century wooden frame. Frame size 71.0 x 92.5 cm.= A fine image of, apparently, two Nile crocodiles in a river, the landscape being sandy, with a single Papyrus stand. Lithographed by Hermann Springer in Leipzig. There is no indication of the publisher, but a near identical plate, with a different subject, is known to have originated from Wachsmuth. A very good item. Clean, presumably very rare.

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        The Early Coins of America and the Laws Governing Their Issue comprising also descriptions of the Washington pieces, the Anglo-American tokens, many pieces of unknown origin of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and the first patterns of the United States mint.

      Estes and Lauriat, Boston 1878 - 381 pages, large quarto, 10 heliotype plates, 2 folding manuscript plates, 110 wood engravings in the text, all edges marbled, rebacked but retaining original spine, rose cloth and corners, marbled endsheets, quarto, previous owner's signature (Feb. 12, 1936) on flyleaf. A fine, solid copy. One of a small, unknown quantity bound by Boston bookseller Estes and Lauriat with a different title page, changing the publication date to 1878. In reality, the different title page is the only change made from the 1875 edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Life and Education of Laura Dewey Bridgman, the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Girl

      New England Publishing Company, Boston 1878 - First edition. Octavo. Original decorated brown cloth, gilt lettering. xl, 373pp. Heliotype frontispiece portrait, one inserted plate, three inserted folding leaves of facsimile autograph. Faint penciled contemporary ownership signature of Lizzie Blanpied, light rubbing on the boards, very near fine. Account of the life and education of Laura Bridgman (1829-1889), who according to the ANB was the first blind-deaf person to receive a formal education and whose longtime residence at the Perkins Institution for the Blind influenced a generation of students, including Anne Sullivan (who went on to fame as Helen Keller's teacher). Almost always found very well-worn. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

      London Sampson Low 1878 - First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo., xiv, [1], 522; ix, 566pp., 2 frontispice portraits, 10 maps including 2 large folding maps in pockets at rear, 33 wood-engraved plates, illustrations in the text, original brown pictorial cloth gilt, neat repairs to spine extremities, an excellent set. The story of the Anglo-American expedition to Central Africa, commanded by Stanley and undertaken between 1874 and 1877. The discovery of the course of the Congo, though the greatest, was but one of the many geographical problems solved during this memorable expedition. Vast in size, "the procession that departed from Bagamoyo (Tanzania) on 17 November 1874 stretched for more than half a mile and included dozens of men carrying sections of the Lady Alice, the boat named for his seventeen-year-old fiancée, with which Stanley intended to explore Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika and Livingstone's Lualaba River. During the next two and a half years, the expedition would struggle in temperatures reaching as high as 138 degrees; the powerful Emperor Mtesa of Uganda and the Wanyoro chief Mirambo would consume a great deal of Stanley's time and test his diplomatic skills; he would have to negotiate with a notorious Arab ivory and slave trader named Tippu-Tib for safe passage of his men through the great rain forest; and he and his men would fight more than thirty skirmishes and battles on land and water against hostile tribes. The geographic prizes Stanley achieved on this expedition were unparalleled. He spent almost two months circumnavigating Lake Victoria, confirming that the only outlet was at Ripon Falls and hence establishing for good, he thought, the source of the Nile. He scouted Lake Albert, then moved south and west to Lake Tanganyika, which he also circumnavigated, proving it had no connection with Lake Albert. Stanley then solved the remaining geographical puzzle, determining that the Lualaba was not part of the Niger or Nile rivers but ultimately flowed into the Congo. He reached the Atlantic Ocean on 9 August 1877, after a journey of more than seven thousand miles, in utter exhaustion. Back in London, he learned that Alice had not waited for him" (Delaney). Mendelssohn II, p.380. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shores of the Polar sea a narrative of the Arctic expedition of 1875–6.

      London M. Ward 1878 - First edition. Folio (49 x 35.5 cm), vi, 83 pp., Title page in red and black, coloured map frontispiece, 16 mounted chromolithographs mounted on card as issued, 28 vignettes in text. Original publisher's blue cloth, elaborately blocked in black and gilt on the spine and upper board, panels in blind to the lower board, all edges gilt, a fine example. A "sumptuous volume" (Books on Ice), illustrating Nares's British Arctic Expedition 1875–6. Moss was naval surgeon aboard Nares's flagship Alert "but also served as artist for the expedition." Moss places the emphasis on his pictorial efforts – which offer some of the classic images of the heroic era of polar exploration. The sketches are not designed to illustrate the progress of the expedition, or any stirring events in its history, so much as the appearance of the strange and desolate country by the shores of which teh ships slowly steamed, the wonderful phenomena of the sky, and the effects of light and shade produced by a midnight sun, or a midday moon, on the ice-bound rocks which form the scenery of the region. Encouraged by the reports of the American expeditions of Isaac Israel Hayes and C. F. Hall, which had "revived the belief in an open polar sea and suggested that land extended far to the north, west of Robeson Channel" (ODNB), the Nares expedition was intended to reach the pole via Smith Sound. A sledge party under Commander Markham of the Alert did reach "83°20' N, a heroic achievement considering that the pack ice was extremely rough, and also drifting south almost as fast as they were travelling northwards." But both ships were severely affected by scurvy and Nares made the courageous decision to return home. Books on ice IV.7; Howgego, IV, N6. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Conchyliologie des Terrains Tertiaires de la Belgique (Book III)

      Brussels, Belgium: Hayez, 1878. Very Good. First edition. Two volumes. Folios. Many plates. Text in French. Very good in thick wrappers worn along the spine and peeling at the bottom of volume II, rear wrap of volume II creased at a angle 45 degrees from the bottom and fore-edge of book along a line of four inches. Volume I contains primarily plates of seashells on every other recto while volume II contains descriptions of the plates. From the Royal Annals of Natural History of Belgium. Volume II about an inch taller than volume I.

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