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        Histoire de la révolution française

      A. lacroix et cie, 1878. in8 Relié cartonné

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        Nueva geografía Universal por .Completada con las exploraciones de los mas notables viajeros antiguos y modernos, corregida su parte estadistica según los mas recientes censos y datos oficiales. 4 Volúmenes

      Montaner y Simón, Barcelona 1878 - cartoné holandesa rozado, humedad en tapa posterior Tomo II, interior bien conservado ilustrrada con láminas sueltas, mapas iluminados y cromolitografías representando las razas humanas. . 3802 págs.

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      M.Rodriguez, Madrid 1878 - Edicion castellana de Jose Francisco de Isla, adicionado y corregido por Fray Pedro Centeno, Fray Juan Rojas y Nicolas Mª Serrano. 8 Tomos. 1º 1156 págs y 32 grabados. 2º 1230 págs y 28 grabados. 3º 1442 págs y 47 grabados. 4º 1459 págs y 54 grabados. 5º 1511 págs y 26 grabados. 6º 1390 págs y 62 grabados. 7º Dominicas 1014 págs y 4 grabados. 8º Dominicas e indices, 1238 págs y 6 grabados [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros Madrid]
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        Round Cape Horn. Voyage of the Passenger-Ship James W. Paige

      Bangor,: Maine,, 1878.. Small octavo; a nice copy in original quarter cloth and boards, printed paper label. A scarce book, describing a voyage from Maine to California passing under the Horn, with short descriptions of life in California in the 1850s. "This is another narrative of a voyage to San Francisco via Cape Horn; it deals a bit more deeply with the personalities aboard ship and has a "California Scenes" section, which is a series of vignettes on California - Sacramento, the Redwoods, Indians, Yosemite and native animals are among the subjects dealt with" (Hill).Cowan, p. 341; Hill, p. 170.

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        The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians

      London: John Murray, , 1878. A New Edition, Revised and Corrected. 3 volumes octavo. Original dark green, sand-grain cloth, titles, Egyptian water lilies device and Horus falcon to the spine, large block of a funerary boat to the upper boards within blind panelling, brown surface-paper endpapers. Binder's tickets of Simpson & Renshaw to the rear pastedowns. Numerous plates, some coloured, some folding, text profusely illustrated with woodcuts. A little rubbed, head- and tail-caps slightly crumpled, hinges very slightly loose, endpapers chafed, some light foxing, but a very good set. The best edition of this keystone work of British Egyptology. The Quarterly Review referred to the 1837 first edition of Wilkinson's minutely detailed and superbly illustrated work as a "restoration to life, as it were, of the ancient Pharaohs, and their subjects". With his meticulous observation and recording of sites (the illustrations are taken from his drawings), Wilkinson was the first British Egyptologist properly to value the interpretation of Egyptian texts; and Birch's scrupulous pursuit of linguistic and textual analysis made him the only man capable of undertaking a meaningful revision. Working from Wilkinson's extensive notebooks and manuscripts alongside his own original material, Birch much enhanced the original, though, bizarrely, he never visited Egypt himself. This copy warmly inscribed on all front free endpapers by Wilkinson's wife Caroline in the year of publication. Wilkinson had died in 1875, buried in his local churchyard "under a monument of his own design, an obelisk atop a pedestal," Lady Wilkinson's plans for publishing his various manuscripts regrettably "came to naught".

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        Facsimile of an Ancient Heraldic Manuscript Emblazoned by Sir David Lyndsay of the Mount. Lyon King of Arms. 1542. Limited Edition

      Edinburgh: William Paterson. VG : in very good condition. 1878. 51/250 Small Paper Impression, Crown Folio. Original Blue Morocco gilt with Onlaid Red and Tan Morocco Crest with Bevelled edges and Dentelles. 370mm x 250mm (15" x 10"). 21pp; + 132 plates. Chromolithographed title and 132 chromolithographed plates. Signed by publisher on limitation page. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        The Localisation of Cerebral Disease: Being the Gulstonian Lectures of the Royal College of Physicians for 1878

      Smith, Elder & Co., 1878. A very good clean tight book without inscriptions or other marks. Good hinges, scattered foxing, particularly on first & last few pages. Light edge rub, seems little used. A most pleasing example of the true first edition of this uncommon medical classic. ASIN B000X920E8 . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Mollie's Loft Books.]
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      Zerviah Gould Mitchell North Abingdon, MA 1878. Very Good+ First Edition Hardcover This is a hardcover book published in 1878 by Zerviah Gould Mitchell in Massachusetts. The binding is a blindstamped dark brown cloth with faded gilt title on the spine and simulated book bands across the spine. Both interior hinges carefully reinforced without the use of tape. The corners are straight. The covers are clean and though dark in color are bright with smudging or soil. No spine chips, but with very light fraying. Original end papers with former owner name in ink. Clean pages throughout. Preface, Table of Contents, an index for Portraits and Other Illustrations contained in the book, Content, Genealogy, Appendix, List of Subscribers. Illustrations are line engravings. All plates are present. Collation on request. ; Small 8vo; 261 pages

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        The Late Dr. Charles Beke?s Discoveries of Sinai In Arabia And Midian. With Portrait Geological, Botanical, And Conchological, Reports, Plans, Map, And Thirteen Wood Engravings

      London: Trbner & Co., 1878.. xviii, [2], 606, [2] pp. Sm. 4to. Red pebbled cloth, boards ruled in gilt, gilt illustration on front board, edges beveled, all edges gilt, brown endpapers. First edition. Illus. with port. frontis, 13 wood engravings, two plates of geological diagrams, and one folding map. Blackmer 109. Blackmer Sale 1150. Hilm: Literature of Egypt and the Soudan I, p. 58. Errata slip tipped in. Narrative of the 1874 expedition of Charles Tilstone Beke (1800-1874), an English explorer and Biblical scholar, to Egypt in order to determine the real position of Mount Sinai which he thought to be a volcano. The first three chapters were written by Beke with the entire work edited by his wife. It is perhaps his most important book. "Dr. Beke treats of the traditional Mount Sinai, and its rivals within the Peninsula of Pharau; of the non-identity of the Mltzrulm of Scripture with the Egypt of profane history, its position, and that of the I*and of Midian, and of the dynasties of Manetho, and especially those of the shepherd kings, or Mitzrites. The account of the expedition Itself, and of Dr. Beke's sojourn In Egypt, is given in Dr. Beke's very characteristic letters on his last journey." Provenance: Library of the Bangor Theological Seminary (their gift bookplate) [from Library of] Roswell Dwight Hitchcock (his signature dated 1879). Hitchcock (1817-1887) was a pastor, educator, and vice president of the American Geographical Society. Rebacked in red cloth with original spine laid down, seminary gift bookplate on front pastedown, glue marks on rear pastedown where pocket was removed, small repair to inner edge and outer margin of map; plates bright without foxing, a very good copy.

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        Decadas de la historia de la insigne y coronada ciudad y Reino de Valencia. 3 Volúmenes

      Terraza Aliena, Valencia 1878 - tela editorial estampada frontis y 54 láminas cromolitográficas. es 2ª edición de las Décadas y 1ª de la ampliación redactada por Perales, Palau 81320. 2651 págs.

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        Historical and Biographical Atlas of the New Jersey Coast

      Philadelphia: Woolman & Rose. 1878. First. First edition. Folio. Original quarter leather and cloth boards. Lithographic title page, many colored maps, and lithographic prints of Jersey Shore towns in Cape May, Atlantic, Ocean, and Monmouth Counties. A small bookplate on the front pastedown and a small name on the top margin of the title page, corners rubbed through, very good, with the maps and prints in fine condition. One of the most eagerly sought of New Jersey atlases. .

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        Uber Spinalganglien und Ruckenmark des Petromyzon. Offprint

      Vienna, 1878. Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939). Uber Spinalganglien und Ruckenmark des Petromyzon. Offprint from Sitzb. der k. Akad. d. Wissenschaften, 3 Abth., 78 (1878). [Vienna: K.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1878.] 87 [1]pp. 4 folded lithographed plates by F. Schima after Freud. 244 x 156 mm. (uncut & unopened). Original brown printed wrappers, tears along spine folds, slightly chipped at extremities. Slight foxing but fine. First Separate Edition. Freud's third paper published as a medical student continued his research on the large Reissner cells in the spinal cord of the fish Petromyzon, which he had undertaken at the direction of the eminent physiologist Ernst Brucke, under whom he was studying. Freud determined these cells to be "nothing else than spinal ganglion cells which, in these low vertebrates. . . remain within the spinal cord." Freud was aided in this research by his improved methods of tissue preparation: "By the use of a gold maceration technique it was possible to make a complete survey of the spinal ganglia of Petromyzon" (Freud, Standard Edition III, p. 229). Freud made a major contribution to evolutionary biology by showing that the spinal ganglion cells of Petromyzon, which "exhibit every transition between bipolarity and unipolarity" (ibid.), represent a transition between the bipolar cells of lower and the unipolar cells of higher vertebrates. He also, in these early researches, took some first steps toward the theory of the neuron, as noted by Freud's biographer Peter Gay:"Some of Freud's earliest published papers, written between 1877 and 1883, detail findings that are far from trivial. They substantiate evolutionary processes revealed in the nervous structures of the fish he was examining under his microscope. What is more, it becomes clear in retrospect that these papers form the first link in the chain of ideas leading to the draft of a scientific psychology he would attempt in 1895. Freud was working toward a theory specifying the ways that nerve cells and nerve fibrils function as a unit. But he moved on to other investigations, and when, in 1891, H. W. G. Waldeyer published his epoch-making monograph on the "neuron" theory, Freud's pioneering research was ignored. "It was not the only time," Ernest Jones has noted, "that Freud narrowly missed world fame in early life through not daring to pursue his thoughts to their logical-and not far off-conclusion" (Gay, Freud: A Life for our Time, p. 36).Grinstein 34. Jones I, pp. 52-53. Standard Edition 1878a. Norman F3.

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        Historical and Biographical Atlas of the New Jersey Coast

      Philadelphia: Woolman and Rose. 1878. First. First edition. Folio. Rebacked in quarter leather, retaining the original boards. Bookplate removed from front pastedown, old booksellers' or stationer's label removed from the bottom of the lithographic title page, old repairs to the front fly, and to the folds of a few of the fragile maps; small marginal tear to the edge of one plate, just touching the background, a sound and attractive, very good or better copy. Many colored maps, and lithographic prints of Jersey Shore towns in Cape May, Atlantic, Ocean, and Monmouth Counties. The most eagerly sought after New Jersey atlas. .

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        Is He Popenjoy? A Novel

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1878. 3 volumes, octavo. Original brown cloth, gilt titles to spines, black floral designs to front covers. With the half titles, and with 2 pages of adverts to the rear of volumes 1 and 2. Ownership inscriptions to volume 1. Covers generally rubbed and marked (less so through the set), volume one with the spine rolled and stained, hinges of volumes 1 and 2 cracked or tender. A good set overall, in the original cloth. First edition, first impression, of this elusive Trollope title which includes his famously prejudiced satire against the women's rights movement.

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        Two bound together manuscripts: SBORNIK UKRAINSKIKH PISEN' I STIKHOV ("Collection of Ukrainian Songs and Verses. Assembled by Mikola Makukha") and SBORNIK RUSSKIKH PESEN I STIKHOV ("Collection of Russian Songs and Verses. Assembled by N

      Kharkov, 1878 (both). Text in Ukrainian and Russian. 6-3/4 x 4-1/4 Contemporary cloth blindstamped with author's name and decoration. 252 pp. + 120 pp. + [4] pp. (Table of Contents). [Rare] Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website..

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        Dick Sand: Or, A Captain at Fifteen. A Novel

      New York, George Munro. 1878, 1878. FIRST ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION. 8vo. Pp324, with pp2 advertisements. Illustrated thoughout. Bound in publishers's mid green cloth, titled to spine in gilt, coated yellow endpapers. Neat ownership to flyleaf, some edgewear, small nick to joint. very good indeed. Dick Sands is a rather more serious and atypical Jules Verne travel adventure following the exploits of a young whale hunter and an entomologist. The novel deals primarily with the issue of slavery, and the African slave trade by other African Natives in particular.

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        A MANUAL Of NURSING Prepared for the Training School for Nurses Attached to Bellevue Hospital

      New York:: G. P. Putnam's Sons,. 1878.. 12mo. 6-3/4" x 4-7/8". 1st edition (Cordasco 70-2315). vii, [1], 143, [5] pp. Adverts last 4 pages.. Original publisher's terra-cotta cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering to front board (professionally recased, with renewed eps).. Front cover gilt retains some luster, though spine gilt faded &. binding cloth with modest wear & soiling. T.p. stained, with lower. 1.5" beginning to detach. P. 92, 103, 104, 106 po marginal notes. about treatment specified in text. Staining to rear blank verso.. Withal, a VG copy.. A study of United States Nursing history reveals that formal nursing schools were initially established in the early 1870s at two locales: Connecticut, at the Connecticut Training School in New Haven, & New York, at Bellevue. Both schools begain instruction using Nightingale's NOTES ON NURSING, but found the need to publish texts of their own to accompany the training regimen provided their students... this manual of Bellevue's was one that resulted. There is tangential evidence that hints that CTS published one locally in 1876, though no copy is currently known to exist. Consequently, at present, this work of White's has the distinction of being regarded as the first strictly U. S. Nursing textbook, receiving such priority based on its 1878 imprint date (the known C.T.S. Lippincott publication having an 1879 imprint date. Cf. Cordasco 70-1507). A quite uncommon book on the subject. much more so than the Nightingale title, and just as important, if not more important, to the profession's development in the United States. OCLC does show fairly wide institutional holdings, however this seminal text is not in the NUC, nor none at auction these past 30 years and, in our experience, is rarely encountered in the trade.

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        THE COSSACKS: A Tale of the Caucasus in 1852

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1878 - THE COSSACKS: A Tale of the Caucasus in 1852, by Count Leo Tolstoy; Translated from the Russian by Eugene Schuyler- 1878- Charles Scribner's Sons, New York- FIRST AMERICAN EDITION (with same 1878 date on title and copyright page with NO other dates or printings mentioned)- This is NOT an ex-library book and it is NOT a reprint edition- BINDING is ORIGINAL decorated RED CLOTH HARDCOVER with titles / decorations in black on cover and red titles in GOLD 'blocking' on spine (ALL GOLD is present and BRIGHT); binding and text are neat, clean and solid, VG+ with NO extraneous writings or bookplates. Just light wear and normal 'age-coloration'. INTERIOR hinges / gutters VERY CLEAN and SOLID. Overall, an EXCELLENT COLLECTOR COPY of the fairly UNCOMMON FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 'a short novel, somewhat autobiographical, about the EXPERIENCES of Olenin, a YOUNG RUSSIAN ARISTOCRAT, who decides to join the ARMY and finds himself in a COSSACK VILLAGE during the CAUCASIAN WAR (1817-1864). arguably Tolstoy's FIRST MASTERPIECE, it 'explores themes later developed in 'WAR AND PEACE' and 'ANNA KARENINA': the PURPOSE of LIFE, the NATURE of HAPPINESS and the TRUTH of PRIMITIVE RURAL LIFE contrasted with the SOPHISTICATED CULTURE of RUSSIAN URBANE SOCIETY.' 313 pages with 'publisher's catalog' at rear. BK13111618 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Atlantida, Poema que obtingué ’l premi de la Exma. Diputació Provincial de Barcelona en los Jochs Florals de 1877. Amb la traducció castellana per Melcior de Palau.

      Barcelona, Estampa de Jaume Jepùs, 1878. - in-8. 1f. 345pp. 1f. Cartonnage polychrome de l’éditeur, plats ornés (légers défauts aux coiffes). Première Edition autorisée du célèbre poème de Verdaguer, publiée un an après sa parution dans la revue des 'Jochs Florals' et après l'édition "pirate" donnée en 1877 à Buenos-Aires sans le consentement de l'auteur . "Para los bibliófilos esta es la verdadera primera edición, puesto que se publicó bajo los cuidados y vigilancia de su autor" (Palau). Cette édition fut imprimée sur papier pur fil, avec le filigrane "Atlantida" spécialement fabriqué pour ce tirage. Cachet sur la page de titre et ex-libris manuscrit ancien "Baró de Vallfogona" sur un feuillet de garde. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        15 frühe Original-Fotografien aus der Berliner Turnerschaft, meist Gruppenfotos der männlichen Mitglieder und Abteilungen.

      1874-1878. - Formate von 14,5 x 10,5 bis 26,5 x 34,5 cm. Teils auf Karton aufgezogen, teils in ovalem Rahmen. Rückseitig von Hand bezeichnet. DieAufnahmen aus der Frühzeit der 1863 gegründeten Berliner Turnerschaft zeigen Knaben oder junge Männer mit ihrem Leiter, aufgenommen anlässlich diverser Fahrten, in der zeittypischen Bekleidung, mit gerollter Decke über der Schulter, Wanderstab u.a. Porträtiert sind auch ein Schwimmkursus, der Jugendausschuss sowie die Männerabteilung. Eine Aufnahme zeigt die 1. Klasse der Königl. Provinzialgewerbeschule zu Danzig 1873/74 mit namentlicher Bezeichnung aller Personen, unter denen sich auch einer der Leiter der Berliner Turnerschaft befindet. - Das große Foto der Männerabteilung mit diagonaler Strichmarkierung. Sonst gut erhalten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        South Africa

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce firstedition of this study of South Africa by Anthony Trollope. With chapters on mining, the judicial system, and much more. Including folding coloured map. Anthony Trollope (24 April 1815 6 December 1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In a red cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some marks and bumping. Wear to the spines and extremities. Hinges strained. Internally, binding tender. Pages are bright, though with patches of foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Gold-Mines of Midian

      1878 - and the ruined Midianite Cities.Second edition. Folding coloured map, with numerous illustrations in the text. 8vo. Original decorative red cloth, spine gilt, very slightly faded, some occasional spotting, a little shaken. xvi, 398, [1]blank, [1]+32ads.pp. London, Kegan Paul & Co., ?The work was dedicated to His Highness Ismail I of Egypt, a ruler with a 'love of progress' and of 'princely hospitality'. Burton considered it a ?sequel and continuation of Pilgrimage to Mecca? (Casada).Burton recounts his 1877 trip to the Midian in search of its ancient gold mines. Ismail I had promised to cover the trip's expenses though reneged on this when he learned of the expedition's failure. Burton rushed the account into print, whilst continuing to press Ismail for reimbursement. The work was extemely well received, this second edition appearing in the same year as the first.Casada, 38; Penzer, p95/96.

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

      London: Kegan Paul, 1878. Hardcover. Very good. Second edition, issued in the same year as the first. pp xvi, 392 + appendix, with folding map (professionally repaired, with a small loss ) and illustrations in the text. Recently rebound in full brown leather with black and red spine labels, lettering and decoration in gilt. Library perforation and stamp on title page, stain to top edge of text block not visible on the pages, otherwise unmarked. Burton considered this a sequel to and continuation of his Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah, though in fact its purpose was to search for gold in the Midian desert. With the support of Khedive Isma‘il of Egypt, he was able to find a small amount of gold, as well as evidence of crude oil.

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        The return of the native

      Smith Elder & Co. London: Smith, Elder & Co.. 1878. First edition, first issue (without the quotation marks after A Pair of Blue Eyes on the title of vol. I), 3 vols., 8vo, frontispiece map of the scene of the story in vol. I after Hardy; half blue morocco of the second half of the 20th century, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-paneled spines, t.e.g. Danielson, p. 22; Purdy pp. 24-27; Sadlier 1113; Wolff 2989.

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        Black Beauty

      Jarrold and Sons, London, The Emire Educational Series. c.1878. Original brown publisher's cloth with titles and design in black. n.d. viii, 247pp 12pp ads at rear. Stated third edition on title page. Neat small pen drawings of a girl on front black and lower margin of dedication page. Overall VG, clean and tight, some rubbing, bumping and minor wear to the covers. Price 1/6 on spine and front. Dating has not been easy, but one of the ''New titles' in the ads was published in 1877. Overall a very early reprint of this children's classic. 7675

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        The return of the native.

      Smith, Elder & Co., London 1878 - First edition, first issue (without the quotation marks after A Pair of Blue Eyes on the title of vol. I), 3 vols., 8vo, frontispiece map of the scene of the story in vol. I after Hardy; half blue morocco of the second half of the 20th century, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-paneled spines, t.e.g. Danielson, p. 22; Purdy pp. 24-27; Sadlier 1113; Wolff 2989. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Polar Sea During 1875-76 Vol. I-II

      SAMPSON, LOW, MARSTON, SEARL, LONDON 1878 - General shelf wear, worn extremeties, rubbed covers, somewhat shaken binding, ex-library markings, bookplate on inner board partiallt torn off, some foxing, pgs. 128-132 are detached but present from vol. II, cracked hinges, map in vol. I is missing. DATE PUBLISHED: 1878 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Californian Salmon. With an account of its introduction into Victoria

      Melbourne: Sands & McDougall Printers 1878 Melbourne: Sands & McDougall, Printers, 1878. First separate edition. 8vo. Frontispiece albumen photograph of the Trout Ponds at Ercildoune. Pp. [i, title], [ii, blank] [1, preface], [2, blank],[3]-131, [1, imprint]. Recent full green morocco, spine titled in gilt. Fine. Westwood & Satchell, p. 354 (for London edition of 1879); Wetzel p. 232; Bruns p. 503 (from Wetzel); Thacher p. 584 . Wilson's monograph appeared as a report of the Zoological and Acclimitization Society of Victoria, and as here in its first separate publication "for the convenience of those who are not Members of that Society". It was subsequently published in London the following year as Salmon at the Antipodes. Uncommon

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        The Graphic Illustrated Weekly Newspaper { Vol 1: Jan 12th - 29th June 1878; Vol 2: July 6th - Jan 4th 1879 }

      The Strand, London: Edward Joseph Mansfield, 1878. The Graphic was a British weekly illustrated newspaper, first published on 4 December 1869 by William Luson Thomas's company Illustrated Newspapers Limited. Founded by William Luson Thomas, a successful artist, wood engraver and social reformer. Earlier he, his brother and his brother-in-law had been persuaded to go to New York and assist in launching two newspapers, Picture Gallery and Republic. Thomas also had an engraving establishment of his own and, aided by a large staff, illustrated and engraved numerous standard works. Exasperated, even angered, by the unsympathetic treatment of artists by the world's most successful illustrated paper, The Illustrated London News, and having a good business sense Luson Thomas resolved to set up an opposition. His illustrated paper, despite being more expensive than its competition, became an immediate success. Published on a Saturday and its original cover price was sixpence, the Illustrated London News fivepence. In its first year, it described itself to advertisers as "a superior illustrated weekly newspaper, containing twenty-four pages imperial folio, printed on fine toned paper of beautiful quality, made expressly for the purpose and admirably adapted for the display of engravings". Artists employed on The Graphic and The Daily Graphic at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century included Helen Allingham, Alexander Boyd, Frank Brangwyn, Randolph Caldecott, James H. Dowd, Harry Furniss, Phil May, Ernest Prater, Leonard Raven-Hill, Sidney Sime, Snaffles (Charles Johnson Payne), George Stampa, Edmund Sullivan, Bert Thomas and F. H. Townsend, Luke Fildes and Henry Woods. Here we have two magnificent volumes which cover the year of 1878. Bound in half Maroon leather with gilt titles and matching cloth boards. A vast array of subject matter, with superb engravings which embellish the newspaper format. Some are full page, with double page and folding engravings to add substance and variety. Subjects include: The Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78; Our War in the Jowakis, North Western India, The South Arican War, Sporting to include Horse Racing, Theatre, Music, Church, Foreign. Interesting Engravings include The British Workman Public House Company Limited, designed to encourage non alcholic drinks environment in the City of Liverpool, a colour Hunting Sketch; H.MStanley's Anglo-American Expedition and so many more.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        The Colored Cadet at West Point

      New York: Homer Lee & Co, 1878. First. hardcover. very good. Frontispiece and one other engraved portrait, protected with tissue. 322pp. Short 8vo, handsomely rebound in black silk moire with original gilt-stamped pictorial burgundy cloth cover preserved; burgundy leather spine label. New York: Homer Lee & Co., 1878. First edition. Pages evenly toned; minor tears and neat repairs on some page edges. A very good, attractive copy of this extremely uncommon book. Autobiography of Lieut. Henry Ossian Flipper, U.S.A., First Graduate of Color from the U.S. Military Academy. Although Flipper's record of accomplishment was significant, he was court-martialed and dismissed from service in 1882.

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        Portrait charge d'Émile Zola face au buste de Balzac

      Paris, Les hommes d'aujourd'hui n°4 1878 - Livre d'occasion Fascicule de 30 x 20,2 cm, couverture illustrée en couleurs, 4 pp. Important document Zola, Balzac incarne la modernité littéraire. Condition : Rarissime épreuve d'essai du quatrième numéro de la série des Hommes d'aujourd'hui, illustré de l'une des plus spirituelles caricatures d'André Gill, en couleurs : Émile Zola, les Rougon-Macquart sous le bras, rendant hommage à Balzac, son modèle incarnant pour lui la modernité, et Balzac répondant au salut de son digne héritier. Pièce unique comportant la mention manuscrite suivante signée par Émile Zola : "J'autorise ce dessin, Médan, 29 sept. 1878 Émile Zola". Le document est contresigné en tête : "autorisé le 4 octobre 1878". 350g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Chefs- d' Oeuvre d' Art à l' Exposition Universelle. 1878. Sous la direction de M. E. Bergerat, Ecrivain d' Art au Journal officiel.

      Paris, Ludovic Baschet. 1878 - Deux vol. grand in- folio, (445 x 340 mm.) ; I. 1 (12)- 166 pp.- 2 ; 1 (8)- 207- (1) pp.- 1 ; 1/2 maroquin brun à coins, dos à nerfs ornés de filets or et à froid, têtes dorées, rel. de l' ép. Très nombreuses illustrations in- texte, 20 photogravures dans chacun des 2 vol. Edition luxueuse, réservée aux souscripteurs, luxueuse par le choix du papier, un magnifique vergé ivoire, la qualité des photogravures, confiées à M. Rousselon, de la maison Goupil, le choix des artistes collaborateurs, écrivains et peintres, enfin la conception même de l' ouvrage. Parmi les peintres retenus, un certain Renoir, pour une lettre ornée et un cul- de- lampe illustrant "Les Salons bourgeois" d' A. Daudet, (T. I, pp. 29 et 31). A noter que ces deux gravures, datant du début de la grande "carrière" de Renoir, ne figurent dans aucun catalogue raisonné de l' artiste, cf. l' article de J. B. Collin de 1998 : "Renoir and Daudet, recently identified illustrations for Les Salons bourgeois". Trace brune en marge inférieure des ff. des 2 vol., due manifestement à un "coup de chaud". Pour tout dire, si la bibliothèque a brûlé, les vol. de Bergerat s' en sont bien sortis. Autres défauts mineurs, bon ex., en rel. de qualité. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Through the Dark Continent

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, , 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 (221 × 146 mm) Publisher's sprinkled sheep, double red morocco labels, low bands, gilt milled edge-roll, marbled edges and endpapers. Portrait frontispiece in each volume and 32 plates, numerous wood-engravings to the text, many full-page, 10 maps in all, 2 large folding coloured in end-pocket to each volume, one double-page and one folding. Sunned at the spines, a little rubbed, a little splitting on the folds of the pocketed maps as usual, but overall a very good set. First US Edition, same as the UK, in an unusual publisher's full leather binding. Account of Stanley's controversial Trans-African Expedition of 1874-7. 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) However, acclaim for his success in "solving the remaining mysteries of African geography" (ODNB) was tempered by criticism that his manner of of carrying through the expedition amounted to "exploration by warfare.

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

      London: Kegan Paul, 1878. Hardcover. Very good. Second edition, issued in the same year as the first. pp xvi, 392 + appendix, with folding map (professionally repaired, with a small loss ) and illustrations in the text. Recently rebound in full brown leather with black and red spine labels, lettering and decoration in gilt. Library perforation and stamp on title page, stain to top edge of text block not visible on the pages, otherwise unmarked. Burton considered this a sequel to and continuation of his Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah, though in fact its purpose was to search for gold in the Midian desert. With the support of Khedive Isma‘il of Egypt, he was able to find a small amount of gold, as well as evidence of crude oil.

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

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        Switzerland. Its mountains and valleys.

      Subject: (Montagna). London, Bickers, 1878, 4to leg. m.pelle rossa mod. con fregi e titoli dorati al dorso, pp. XIV-487 con 418 inc. xil. n.t. e in tav. f.t. anche a piena pag. (di vari autori, incise da A. Closs).

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        Sulla formazione serpentinosa dell'Apennino Pavese.

      Subject: (Geologia). Roma, 1878, 4to br. pp. 59 con 4 tav. lit. (due a colori)

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        A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings

      Edinburgh,: Adam and Charles Black,, 1878.. Four volumes, quarto, engraved plates; good in half morocco. Publisher's presentation copy. These informal portraits of men and women, residing in Scotland, are accompanied with biographical information and humorous anecdotes, and include reliable images of Sir Walter Scott and Adam Smith.

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        The?atre. The?re?se Raquin. Les he?ritiers Rabourdin. Le bouton derose.

      - RARE EDITION ORIGINALE AUTEUR:Emile ZOLA TITRE:The?atre. The?re?se Raquin. Les he?ritiers Rabourdin. Le bouton derose. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:Paris, Bibliothèque Charpentier 1878 EDITION ORIGINALE COLLATION: viii-516 pages ( complet) FORMAT:In-12: (11.5 x 18 cm) RELIURE: Reliure demi-cuir, chagrin rouge. Dos à nerfs orné de du titre et de l'auteur aux fers dorés, ainsi que de fines filets d'encadrements et sur les nerfs. . ILLUSTRATIONS: Sans. ETAT: Exemplaire très bien conservé. Reliure solide et décorative. Charnière en bon état. Pages un peu jaunies avec de rares rousseurs éparses. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME:Émile Zola (à l'état civil Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola1) est un écrivain et journaliste français, né à Paris le 2 avril 1840 et mort dans la même ville le 29 septembre 1902. Considéré comme le chef de file du naturalisme, c'est l'un des romanciers français les plus populaires2, les plus publiés, traduits et commentés au monde. Ses romans ont connu de très nombreuses adaptations au cinéma et à la télévision (wikipédia) POIDS:890g [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zur Kenntniss der Zelle und ihrer Theilungs-Erscheinungen

      Aus einem Vortrag, gehalten im Kieler physiologischen Verein den 1. August. PAMPHLET. First edition. Rare offprint. German Biologist and founder of Cytogenetics, discoverer of Mitosis. Considered one of the top ten discoveries in Cell Biology. This is his most important discovery and was published a full 4 years before his seminal work Zellsubstanz, Kern und Zelltheilung. Other than a few nicks to edges, this is a fine copy of a work that Worldcat only shows one institutional holding. Haven't located a copy that showed at auction in the last 30 years. 5pp. 8 vo. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good. 1878.

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      London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1878.. FIRST EDITION 1878, third series only, ORIGINAL WOODBURY PHOTOGRAPH OF CHARLES DARWIN, 1878. 4to, approximately 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, 36 oval Woodburytype photographs by Lock and Whitfield, mounted on thick paper with decorated surround, each measuring 115 x 95 mm, 4½ x 3½ inches, each with a page of biographical text by Thompson Cooper, bound in original publisher's cloth with bevelled edges, gilt and black decoration and gilt lettering to upper cover and spine, blind stamped decoration to lower cover, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. Slight water-staining to lower cover, name and date of 1881 on front endpaper, a few text pages lightly browned, photographs all in excellent condition, binding tight and firm. A very good clean copy in a very bright binding. Notable photographs are those of Charles Darwin, Anthony Trollope, John Scott Russell engineer, Lord Napier of Magdala, Vice-Admiral Sir Francis Leopold McClintock the explorer who three times went in search of Franklin's expedition in the Arctic, Commander Verney Lovett Cameron, African explorer. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        La Roue Phonique.

      Copenhague, K. Schønberg, 1878. 8vo. Uncut and unopened in the original printed, illustrated wrappers. Spine with some wear and a few nicks and tears to extremities, otherwise a very fine copy of this delicate publication. 72 pp. Many text-illustrations throughout.. Very rare first edition of the first work to describe the seminal invention that is the phonic wheel, invented and patented by Paul la Cour - "the Danish Edison" - in late 1877 and publicized for the first time in 1878 in French (as it is here) and Danish simultaneously. The phonic wheel, a synchronous motor operated by pulsating current, constituted a fundamental improvement upon the telegraph-system, as it enabled the simultaneous sending of up to 100 telegrams at a time (in comparison, Edison, who worked on solving the same problem at the same time, was only able to invent a device allowing for the sending of 4 telegrams at a time). This seminal invention revolutionized the telegraph-system. It was also of great importance to the early development of the television, as it constituted an important feature in proposals for telectroscopes and in some electromechanical television systems. The phonic wheel was the first invention to make use of the principle that we now call "time division multiplexing". "It was no coincidence that Poul la Cour got the byname "The Danish Edison". Apart from his job as deputy director at the Danish Meteorological Institute, he worked with many inventions e.g. the telegraph system which at the time was undergoing a rapid development. At that stage, only one message could be sent at the time and often the line was busy. This was a great disadvantage especially within the field of meteorology where fast communication over long distances was important.Poul la Cour worked on a method to let several telegraphists use the same wire simultaneously and in 1874 he was awarded the gold medal from the Danish Scientific Society for his work on the phonic telegraph system. By using this system each telegraphist could send the Morse code through an electric tuning fork and thereby use his own frequency on the same wire. In 1878, he developed the method into the phonic wheel motor that made it possible to send up to 100 telegrams at the same time. He was in fierce competition with the famous American inventor Thomas A. Edison who only managed to send 4 telegrams simultaneously. The many inventions quickly gave Poul la Cour the byname "The Danish Edison"." (From the web-site of the Paul La Cour Museum)While working on developing his tuning fork-telegraph, la Cour got the idea of a phonic wheel. He allowed for the oscillations of the tuning fork to control the phonic wheel, giving it a constant and extremely precise circulation. The phonic wheel was a toothed iron wheel; the teeth passed by a electro-magnet, which again was controlled by the electric oscillations from a tuning fork. If one of the teeth of the wheel is right in front of the magnetic pole, it will in turn be attracted to and let go by the magnet. The invention did cause la Cour problems in the beginning, but when he came up with the idea of placing a capsule with quicksilver upon the wheel, it became more stabile. The toothed wheel was now so precise that it was possible to divide the telegraph-current into little bites, so several senders/receivers were able to share the same wire by taking turns sending. Thus, the phonic wheel was the first invention to make use of the principle that we now call "time division multiplexing", i.e. that cables can be used for many purposes at the same time. After having finished his studies in physics and meteorology in Copenhagen in 1869, Poul la Cour travelled in Europe to study practical meteorology. Having spent a month with the Dutch meteorologist de Buijs Ballot, he became convinced of the importance of setting up the Danish Meteorological Institute according to the principles of de Buijs Ballot, which was set up in 1872, with la Cour as Deputy Director.At the time, telegraphy was the most important technological prerequisite for modern meteorology, and this soon became la Cour's main interest. In June 1874, the year in which Edison invented his quadruplex telegraphy, la Cour invented a telegraphic device based on tuning forks. He patented his invention in London on September 2, 1874, but in the United States Alexander Graham Bell, Elisha Gray, and others had been working along similar lines, which resulted in protests against his American patent applications. Not wanting to spend the large amount of money necessary to pay the American lawyers, he gave up his claim in America, and this invention was credited to Elisha Gray. La Cour, however, maintained that Gray had been working on the invention of the telephone, and only had changed his invention at the instant la Cour's American application was published. After the disappointment on the American market, la Cour came up with the seminal invention that was the phonic wheel, and this time there were no problems with the patent. The invention was produced in August 1875, patented in 1877, and the details were published in the book "The Phonic Wheel" in 1878, in a Danish and a French edition. At that time the invention was adopted by the American company The Delany Synchronous multiple Telegraph, and a new fight of priority arose. In 1886 the Franklin Institute awarded la Cour the John Scott Legacy Medal for the phonic wheel and at the same time presented Delany with the Elliott Cresson Medal for the synchronism, a decision la Cour protested against.The phonic wheel was used on telegraph lines on the East Coast of America, and in the London Post Office. The most modern application was in the mechanical "television" of Paul G. Nipkow (1884).Shiers: Early Television. A Bibliographic Guide to 1940: No. 102

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        A Voyage in the ‘Sunbeam’ Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months

      London: Longsmans, Green, and Co., 1878. Second edition. slight rubbing and scuffing, interiors fine. Octavo.

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        Zur Kenntniss der Zelle und ihrer Theilungs-Erscheinungen

      Aus einem Vortrag, gehalten im Kieler physiologischen Verein den 1. August. PAMPHLET. First edition. Rare offprint. German Biologist and founder of Cytogenetics, discoverer of Mitosis. Considered one of the top ten discoveries in Cell Biology. This is his most important discovery and was published a full 4 years before his seminal work Zellsubstanz, Kern und Zelltheilung. Other than a few nicks to edges, this is a fine copy of a work that Worldcat only shows one institutional holding. Haven't located a copy that showed at auction in the last 30 years. 5pp. 8 vo. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good. 1878.

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