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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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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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        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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        THE ANNALS OF TENNIS. ASSOCIATION COPY.

      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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        THE TRUE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD VERSUS THE TEXAS PACIFIC RAILROAD. EXCERPTS FROM THE SPEECH OF HON. JOHN W. JOHNSTON, OF VIRGINIA, IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, JUNE 5TH, 1878. CONTRASTING THE PLAN OF A GENUINE SOUTHERN TRANS-CONTINENTAL RAILROAD, AS LAID DOWN IN S. BILL 1186, WITH THE SCHEME OF COL. T. A. SCOTT TO EXTEND THE FEEDERS AND CONNECTIONS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN

      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]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        CHRYSANTHEMUM CLOTH COVERED JAPANESE PHOTO ALBUM WITH 50 EARLY ALBUMEN HAND-COLO

      - [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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        THE ANNALS OF TENNIS. ASSOCIATION COPY.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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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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        A photograph album of mounted topographical albumen photographs (Washington & New York)

      [New York, etc. 1878 - (10 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches). 18 albumen photographs, ranging in size from 4 x 6 1/8 to 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, mounted recto only of 9 leaves, each with pencilled titles. Recent half-green morocco to style, incorporating 19th century boards, spine simply gilt in six compartments. A wonderful photographic album depicting the eastern United States. The places visited include Washington, D.C. (5 images); Mount Vernon (1 image) and New York City (12 small images, including a fine overall view of lower Manhattan, an early view of Wall Street [1] and 'Grand Central Depot' [1])). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Parisiis (Paris): Editoribus Firmin-Didot et Sociis, 1878. Hardcover. 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 cœlo, 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.

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        The illustrated Book of Canaries and Cage-Birds - british and foreign

      448 Seiten, 56 farbige Lithographien, viele SW-Abbildungen im Text um 1878 (Bleistiftdatierung am Titelblatt), Halbleder, Goldprägung, Schnitt marmoriert, Ecken/Kanten bestossen, Einband abgerieben (am Buchrücken stark, Teile vom Titel-Etikett fehlen), fleckig, Bindung zwischen Bucheinband und Vorsatzblatt gebrochen, Vorsatzblatt fast zur Gänze herausgelöst, ebenso ist die Bindung zwischen Seiten274 und 275 gebrochen, die dazwischen eingefügte Lithographie beginnt sich herauszulösen, Seiten vergilbt und teilw. fleckig, alle Lithos vorhanden, altersgemäß eher guter Zustand, in englischer Sprache

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        RAINHAS DE PORTUGAL.

      - Estudo historico com muitos documentos. Por? da Academia Real das Sciencias. Retratos no texto sobre cobre, aço e madeira. Desenhos e gravuras de Abreu, Columbano [e outros]. Lisboa.1878 e 1879. Obra em 2 volumes. De 21x17 cm. Com 365 e 394 pags. Encadernações artísticas inteiras de pele com finos ferros a ouro nas lombadas e e rolados em esquadria de baixo relevo nas pastas anteriores. Super libris nas pastas posteriores com coroa real portuguesa. Exemplar com dedicatória do autor a León Janssen (bibliofilo referido in Inocêncio, XVI, 406). Ilustrados no texto e em extra-texto com os retratos das rainhas; assinaturas e heráldica da Casa Real. Inocêncio IX, 291 e 292: ?Francisco da Fonseca Benevides, natural de Lisboa e nascido em 1835, tendo entrado no serviço da marinha como aspirante em 1851, e concluidos os cursos do lyceu e da eschola polytechnica, seguiu e completou tambem o da Eschola Naval em 1853, fazendo algumas viagens a bordo dos navios de guerra, até dar baixa do serviço effectivo da armada em 1856. Foi em 1854 com precedencia de concurso nomeado lente da cadeira de physica do Instituto Industrial de Lisboa. Teve a graduação de capitão-tenente da armada, e foi agraciado com o grau de cavalleiro da Ordem de Christo em 1862, e com o de commendador em 1867, cavalleiro da Ordem de S. Tiago, e socio correspondente da Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa desde 1866. Foi pelo governo nomeado membro das commissões encarregadas de estudar as exposições internacional do Porto em 1865, e Universal de París em 1867, e deve-se-lhe a organisação do Museu Technologico do Instituto Industrial de Lisboa, que passa por ser o estabelecimento mais rico que no seu genero existe em Portugal.? Location/localizacao: 9-2-I-5

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        The Principles of Light and Color: Including Among Other Things the Harmonic Laws of the Universe, the Etherio-Atomic Philosophy of Force, Chromo Chemistry, Chromo Therapeutics, and the General Philosophy of the Fine Forces, Together With Numerous Discoveries and Practical Applications

      New York: Babbitt & Co, 1878. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Minus. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 572 pp. FIRST EDITION, WITH ALL COLOR PLATES. Edwin Dwight Babbitt (1828-1905) was a promoter of "the vital relations and curative power of the forces of Light [and] Magnetism". He began his career as a Spiritualist and a "psychophysician" in Boston and New York, during which time he developed his theories of colour therapy and "the fine forces". He eventually founded his own school to teach his theories, which began as the New York College of Magnetics in 1887, changing its name to the College of Fine Forces in 1893. One could, through a correspondence course with the College of Fine Forces, earn a D.M., Doctor of Magnetics, after having studied "the Magnetic, Electric, Chemical, Solar and Spiritual Forces which underlie everything". (N.B. some of the above info from hatch.kookscience) ***DESCRIPTION: Green cloth binding with decorations in black on the front and spine, gilt lettering on the front and spine, decorations blind-embossed on the back board, brown coated endpapers, small vignette with the motto "Let There Be Light" on the title page, four coloured plates, three of which include multiple images, 203 photo-engravings scattered throughout the text, comprehensive Index bound in at the rear, octavo size (approx. 9.25" tall), pagination: (i)-xii, (1)-560. ***CONDITION: We are grading as very good minus, as the binding has some issues and would be graded good only, while the interior is near fine. The volume has a strong, square text block, front hinge is just starting and the back hinge is solid, prior owner markings are restricted to a vintage name and address, in brown ink, with the date of "1883 March" written on the flyleaf, the interior is clean and bright, all illustrations, including the color plates, are present as called for; there is a vintage book catalogue entry for the 1896 reprint of this volume tipped onto the rear pastedown while the front endpapers are clean. The binding has minor overall soiling, overall edgewear, the corners are slightly bumped and have a substantial amount of rubbing, head and tail of the spine are worn with some small loss, and there is an indentation on the foredge of both boards, as though the book were dropped and landed on its edges. The gilt lettering on the front board and spine remains bright. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Iconographie der Land- & Süsswasser - Mollusken

      VI. Band. Erste bis dritte Lieferung und Vierte bis sechste Lieferung in 2 Mappen. Schwarze Ausgabe. mit vorzüglicher Berücksichtigung der europäischen noch nicht abgebildeten Arten, fortgesetzt von Dr. W. Kobelt. 1878/79. 48 und 49-157 S. gr.8. mit 15 und 13 Litho-Tafeln. (alle Tafeln in der Lieferung 1-3 obere Ecke geknickt). lose in einer Halbleinen-Mappe. (Titelblätter verblichen)(Mappen etwas fleckig)(Rü unten und oben ca. 2 cm eingerissen).2 Mappen zusammen Bild vom Einband. Kreidels. Wiesbaden. 1879. Mit Gebrauchsspuren/Used condition. Mappe/no cover. Sprache: deutsch/german.

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        Aldine Autograph Album Decorated Spaces & Lines for Sentiment & Name C.L.S.C.

      1878 - This autograph album is comprised of quotes, poems, and salutations to Sarah P. Wilson who was the original owner. Each of the following people wrote on page a per page basis: Nattie A. Spencer of Springdale, Iowa; Sadie E. Worrall of Centerdale, Iowa; Emma Smith of Springdale, Iowa; Lena Milnes of West Liberty, Iowa; Mary E. Pamvast of Marple, Pennsylvania; Ellen Russell of New Market, Maryland; Harvey Holloway of West Branch, Iowa; Joel Smith of Springdale, Iowa; Debbie Smith of Springdale, Iowa; Levi Pilkington of Springdale, Iowa; Mary Pilkington of Springdale, Iowa; Margaret Mervine of Phila., PA; Annie Bye of West Branch, Iowa; Will & Anna Kester of Sunnyside, Iowa;Martha Apple of Springdale, Iowa; Eliza Preston of Lambertville, New Jersey;Sadie Peebles of West Branch, Iowa; Alvah Negus of Springdale, Iowa; Elvira Parson of Springdale, Iowa; The initials "C.L.S.C. (88)" stands for Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle and of course the 88 stands for 1888. Chautauqua is an adult education movement in the U.S., vastly popular in the late 19th to and early 20th centuries. Chautauqua assemblies extended and stretched throughout rural America until the mid-1920's. The Chautauqua brought entertainment, and culture for the whole community with teachers, entertainers, preachers, speakers, musicians, and specialists of the day. The first Chautauqua was organized in 1874. The Chautauqua movement may be regarded as a successor th the Lyceum movement earlier in the 19th century. As the assemblies began to compete for the best performers and lecturers , lyceum bureaus assisted with bookings. Within a decade. Chautauqua assemblies (or simply Chautauquas), named for the original location in New York State, and sprang up in various locations across North America. The word "Album" is on the cover made from a silver metal. Velour cover, somewhat soiled, possible reinforced binding, general wear, endpages look lightly foxed, otherwise, good. DATE PUBLISHED: 1878 EDITION: 100 ? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Gold Mines of Midianandnbspand the ruined Midianite Cities A Fortnights Tour in North Western Arabia

      First edition, with a folding coloured map and numerous illustrations in the text, 8vo. pp. xvi, 398, [i], 30, [ii] publisher's catalogue], publisher's cloth gilt, somewhat rubbed, recased with the original spine laid down. London, C. Kegan Paul & Co.,

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        Beobachtungen über die menschliche Stimme. Mit einem Vorwort von L.v. Schrötter.

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

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        The annals of tennis, London ‘The Field' 1878, (8)+226pag., illustrated, bound in original green cloth (with racquets and balls). Very good copy.

      Illustrated with engraved frontispice and 45 engraved plates.B0175.

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        Collection of Legal Documents and Correspondence Kept by Philadelphia

      1878. 25 items comprising approximately 85 pages. 25 items comprising approximately 85 pages. Two Case Records of a Late-Nineteenth Century Philadelphia Attorney Who Employed the Services of the Pinkerton Detective Agency [Manuscript Archive]. Pancoast, Charles S. [Collection of Legal Documents and Correspondence Kept by Philadelphia Defense Attorney Charles S. Pancoast]. Philadelphia, 1878-1884. 25 items comprising approximately 85 pages, sizes ranges from 8" x 5" to 13" x 8-1/2." Manuscript in ink to most rectos and versos, some documents part-printed or typed. Light to moderate toning, fold lines, minor wear and soiling. $1,250. * A collection of 10 legal documents and 15 letters kept by attorney Charles S. Pancoast, a lawyer defending two clients against the city of Philadelphia. Pancoast's clients, Samuel Ogden and Charles Spencer, are defendants in separate cases. For the former case, Pancoast engaged Pinkerton's National Detective Agency to follow and otherwise investigate Ogden's son, William Ogden. Documents in this archive include depositions, a "paper book," agreements, formal case notes of witnesses and court testimony, a "Copy of Exceptions & Rule to show cause," pleas and an invoice. For the "Spencer" case there are 11 autograph letters signed, almost all from Philadelphia attorney, Henry C. Terry. Of the three letters for the Ogden case, the most interesting are the two letters from Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. Appended to each letter are the detailed reports from the Pinkerton field operatives, identified only by their initials, "J.W.C." and "C.H.E." Also included is an invoice to Pancoast from the Pinkerton's (for $18.67).

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        Zürcher Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1858, 1859, 1862 und 1878 - 2004. (Zus. 127 Bde.).

      Kl.8, je ca. 170 S., zahlr., in den frühen Bdn. lithogr. und teils kolor. Tafeln sowie Textabb. später photograph. Abb, Meist Lwd. m. Goldpräg., oft mit OU u. goldener Orig.-Bauchbinde, Min. gebrauchsspuriges, allg. sehr gutes Ex. Von 1878 - 2004 vollständige Reihe der von Gerold Meyer von Knonau und Salomon Vögelin gegründeten historischen Zürcher Jahrbuches. Nach nur drei Ausgaben schlief das Unternehmen wieder ein, bis 1878 der Kaufmann und spätere Kantonsrat Friedrich Otto Pestalozzi (1846 ff.) zusammen mit anderen jüngeren Kräften die Initiative von neuem Ergriff und die Publikation in neuer Folge fortsetzte. Für den ersten Jahrgang 1878 der neuen Folge schrieb kein Geringerer als Conrad Ferdinand Meyer seine Novelle "Der Schuss von der Kanzel", die hier im Erstdruck erschien (Wilpert/Gühring 10). Insgesamt einzigartige und unerschöpfliche Quelle zur Zürcher Geschichte, zwischendurch stets wieder durch Register erschlossen. (Dank an den Kollegen Peter Bichsel fürs abschreiben. Besser gehts eben nicht.)

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        Ravenna. Recited in The Theatre, Oxford, June 26, 1878.

      Thos. Shrimpton", Oxford., 1878 [i.e. 1904]. First pirated edition. The Newdigate Prize Poem. Small octavo. 16 pages. Original grey wrappers. A clever forgery but with the Oxford University crest removed from the upper cover. On the inside wrapper is the pictorial bookplate of A. Squire designed by Bertram G. Goodhue. Above this is the smaller printed label, "From the Library of A.J.A. Symons, Brick House, Finchington, Essex".Covers just a little wrinkled. Very good indeed. Preserved in a custom-made green morocco-backed patterned board folder.

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        Correspondence respecting the relations between the British Government and that of Afghanistan since the Accession of the Ameer Shere Ali Khan.:

      [C 2190], London Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1878 - Seventy-three papers with enclosures from the Secretary of State for India from the 1855 treaty with Dost Mohammed Khan to the Despatch to the Viceroy of 18 November 1878 documenting the relentless march towards the Second Afghan War. A very good copy in original wrappers, some light wear to extremities.

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        A course of operative surgery. . . .

      Lindsay & Blakiston, Philadelphia 1878 - folio.viii, 130pp. With 20 hand-colored lithographed plates after drawings by J.B. Leveille. 283 x 202mm. Contemporary half morocco, gilt, rubbed, front hinge needs repair, tear in free-endpaper. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. One of the great teachers of anatomy and surgery in England, Heath was known world-wide via his textbooks-for example, his 'Operative Surgery' had a Japanese edition in the 1880's. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carta Corografica della Provincia di Torino ...

      1878. Carta geografica della provincia di Torino montata su tela a stacchi. In alto sulla sinistra legenda dei segni convenzionali utilizzati. La carta è arricchita da alcune piante planimetriche delle seguenti località: Aosta, Pinerolo, Susa, Ivrea, Biella e Torino, In basso al centro sono riportate le scale grafiche in Miglia di Piemonte e Miglia d'Italia. La carta è conservata in legatura coeva con impressioni a secco ai piatti e titolo con impressione oro a secco sul dorso.

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        Diploma for Honorary Membership of the Hamburg Geographical Society.

      - Hamburg, February 7, 1878. Printed in black and red and with seal of the society, signed in brown ink by the first secretary and Dr. Kirchenpauer, the president of the society (measuring c. 40 x 50 cm); in the original frame of untreated tropical wood with the original glass and even wire for hanging; the sheet previouisly folded and with a little spotting; the item has never been out of its frame; provenance: from Stanley's study at Furze Hill, Pirbright, Surrey. A celebrity, Stanley was hailed worldwide as a hero of African exploration and during his lecturing tours was honoured in many ways, even more so, after his return from the Trans-African expedition (1874-1877), 'one of the most celebrated of all African expeditions of the nineteenth century. [However], the violence which accompanied Stanley's expedition gave rise to controversy in the British press' (Oxford DNB). In February 1878 he defended hismself twice in front of the RGS, against 'soft, sentimental, sugar-and-honey, milk-and-water kind of talk’ (PRGS, 22, 1878, 145). The president of the Hamburg Geographical Society was at the same time mayor of the Free Hanseatic City and staunch defender of free trade. Provenance: After his marriage to Dorothy ('Dolly') Tennant, Stanley decided that the couple must have a country home, and 'plunged into house hunting with something of his old vigor' (Bierman, Dark Safari, p. 350). After considering 57 properties Stanley decided to leave his Sackville Street flat for Furze Hill, a mock Tudor manor some 30 miles outside the capital. He had it modernised and extensively renovated and electrified. The wood chosen by Stanley, and left untreated, neither varnished nor polished, rather a-typical for the late Victorian taste, is probably African Padauk, or Vermillion (Pterocarpus soyauxii). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        [The Chronicles of Barsetshire:]

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1878—1893. The Warden; Barchester Towers; Doctor Thorne; Framley Parsonage; The Small House at Allington; The Last Chronicle of Barset. 6 works in 8 volumes, octavo (187 × 123 mm). Recent red crushed half morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, red cloth sides, gilt titles to spines, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. With wood-engraved frontispieces by F. A. Fraser. Illustrated bookplate to front pastedowns. An excellent, clean set. An attractively bound set of the collected Chronicles of Barsetshire. Trollope was famously never published in a complete uniform edition and Chapman and Hall's collected Chronicles of Barsetshire, which was originally published in 1878, is the nearest attempt at a collected edition, aside from the Chapman and Hall and Ward, Lock and Co.'s cheaply produced editions. This set is a reissue of the 1878 edition."The history of [Chapman & Hall's 1878 collected edition of the Chronicles of Basetshire] is not without interest. Trollope himself was very anxious that his Barsetshire novels should be brought together in a uniform series. Originally the venture was to comprise only six volumes, for he did not himself regard The Small House as one of the Barsetshire set; but he consented to its inclusion at the urgent request of Chapman & Hall" (Sadleir p. 245).

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