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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.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: The Maine Bookhouse]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun]
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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

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Norman Macdonald's Collection]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Thierry Gauville]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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).

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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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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      Boston. 1878-80.. Four volumes bound in two: ix,192, v,200; ix,196, 204pp. plus forty-eight chromolithographed plates in each volume, for a total of 192 plates. Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter morocco and pebbled cloth, gilt emblem on front boards, spines gilt, raised bands, a.e.g. Very minor foxing and offsetting. Overall very good. Meehan was an Englishman, trained at Kew, who moved to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1853, where he spent the rest of his life running a nursery and editing various gardening periodicals. This is his masterwork, and one of the leading authorities on ferns in America. It is also a notable 19th-century American color plate book, issued by Prang of Boston, the leading chromolithographer of the period. The first volume comprises the entire first series, the second volume contains the second series. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 5783. McGRATH, pp.145-46. BENNETT, p.75.

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        Dai Nihon Do¯chu¯ Saikenzu. [Travel map of Japan]

      Kyoto.: Kawakatsu Tokujiro.. Meiji 11. 1878.. Copperplate engraved map with woodblock color, full sheet (actually 4 joined sheets) with text and map title 14 1/2 x 68 (37x173cm) (map only approximately 13 5/8 x 46 3/4 inches) folding to 7 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches(fuku orihon), embossed paper cover. Original title label has been removed and a handwritten label attached, wear and a little paper loss to cover paper (not affecting the map). Overall light soiling and light wear to the map with tiny pinhead sized paper loss at the intersections of the two right folds (which are more exposed when the map is folded). Some oxidation (?) to the red color name markers on the island of Shikoku, but overall the map is in good condition. An attractive and informative travel map of Japan, issued just ten years into the Meiji era. There is much information given on and around the map, including distances (land and sea) between the many places named along the roads and also on the sea routes, plus listings of inns and shrines. With pictographs indicating mountains and small ships in the sea (including western steamships) the map is graphically very appealing. .

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        The description of Ireland : and the state thereof as it is at this present in anno 1598 ; Now for the first time published from a manuscript preserved in Clongowes-Wood College, with copious notes and illustrations by Edmund Hogan

      Dublin : M.H. Gill & Son ; London : Bernard Quaritch, 1878. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : xii, 382 p. ; 25 cm. Subjects: Ireland - Description and travel - Early works to 1800. Ireland - History - 1172-1603 - Sources. Ireland - Social life and customs. Ireland - History - 16th century. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. Xi) and index. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth over bevelled boards. Gilt decorated title to front panel, with blind-tooled decorative borders to front and back panels. Spine bands and panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. SIGNED, dated and with a lengthy inscription by the author to verso title page.

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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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        The University Magazine. (general title adds: A Literary and Philosophic Review). Volumes 91-93, 95

      London: Hurst & Blackett, 1878-1880 passim. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily reduced by 10% until Sunday, Oct. 13. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! Volumes 91 (January-June 1878) through 93 (Janaury-June 1879) and Volume 95 (January-June 1880); also called New Series Volumes 1 through 3 and 5; ex library, Volumes 91 and 92 overall sound copies in later cloth, 93 in publishers cloth but poor and broken in a later cloth box, 95 in later cloth but mostly disbound and poor; includes Contemporary Portraits, New Series, Numbers 1-18 including Charles Darwin, William Morris, Robert Browning, et al., all Woodbury prints, the mount usually darkened and the first two chipped but no damage to the photographs themselves; a working group only, sold with all faults. Photos available upon request.

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        Vick's Monthly Magazine Volumes 1 to 12

      Rochester NY.: James Vick, 1878. 12 vol., An ex library set. 143 chromolithograph plates (of 144, lacking a plate from vol. 9), a few pages loose, some perforated stamps on text leaves throughout, vol.1-4 in dark green library buckram, vol.5-12 in original pictorial cloth, white ms. shelf marks to spine, a few hinges weak or broken, slightly rubbed and frayed. An interesting monthly magazine issued by one of the leading American seedsmen of the time.. 1st Ed. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 22.0 x 14.5 Cms.

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        History of the Indian Mutiny, 1857-1858

      London: William H. Allen and Co.. Poor with no dust jacket. 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. Bindings loose and hinges broken on all volumes. Text block on Volume I is separated from the covers at the front hinge. Cloth boards and spine on Volume I water damagedOne leaf detached in Volume III, other leaves and gatherings loosening. Complete.; Three volumes (complete). 575, 595, 524 pages + preliminaries + folding maps + advertisements. Blind-stamped purple cloth boards. Tipped in at the rear of Volume Three, preceding the advertisements, is a handwritten letter from the owner of this set (Mr Lance) to the author, together with a four page reply from the author, dated 1880. The author's letter acknowledges the new information supplied by his correspondent, which he intends to include in the next edition. "I am very much obliged to you for your letter. [. . .] Tis not too late to make corrections for the second edition and I shall avail myself of the information you have kindly given me when I prepare that. Mess. Allen & Co printed 1500 copies; they have sold not quite a thousand so that we may expect a new edition about March. I am just about (next week) to start for India to spend the cold weather months there, but I shall return in March, & meanwhile shall leave with Allen & Co. a corrected copy of the first edition [. . .] I shall also thankfully avail myself of the information you have given me about Ra'o Sahib."; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Beatrice Tyldesley

      London - Tinsley Brothers, 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce complete edition of Beatrice Tyldesley, one of William Harrison Ainsworth's last novels. First edition. Three volumes bound in one. William Harrison Ainsworth (1805 - 1882) was an English historical novelist. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of thirty-nine novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. His Lancashire novels cover altogether 400 years and include The Lancashire Witches, 1848, Mervyn Clitheroe, 1857, and The Leaguer of Lathom. Jack Sheppard, Guy Fawkes, 1841, Old St Paul's, 1841, Windsor Castle, 1843, and The Lancashire Witches are regarded as his most successful novels. He was very popular in his lifetime and his novels sold in large numbers. Condition: Rebound incloth. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities, slight rubbing and the occasional mark to boards. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Bright and generally clean throughout with only the very odd spot and handling mark and slight foxing to first and last pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Voyage of the Challenger

      New York,: Harper,, 1878.. Two volumes, octavo, folding maps, numerous illustrations; a fine copy in the original green cloth. In 1872 the first modern scientific voyage around the world was made in the Challenger, a steamship that replaced the earlier sailing vessels. This is the first American edition of this account of the voyage: "chiefly an abstract of the less technical portions of my own journal for the first year of the voyage of the Challenger (1873), and the early part of the fourth year (1876), when she again traversed the Atlantic on her way home..." (Preface).Borba de Moraes, p. 861.

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        Custoza 1848-66. Album storico artistico militare Parte prima - Custoza 1848.

      presso l'autore,, Milano, 1878 - Album di cm. 45 x 32, pp. 8 di testo esplicativo + 6 belle tavole in litografia (anche a più toni di colore) raffiguranti particolari, scene e piani della battaglia di Custoza (Sommacampagna, Sona, ecc). A fogli sciolti e privo del piatto anteriore. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Assai raro.

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      1878. Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. With Numerous Illustrations. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1878. Original olive green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, all edges gilt. First English Edition of this tale in which the heroes are carried away through space upon the comet "Gallia," visiting much of the solar system. The cover (but not the title page) bears the sub-title "The Career of a Comet."~In September 1877, George Munro issued a (pirated) wrappered version of this tale, in their "Seaside Library"; a month later, the Philadelphia firm of Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger issued the first half of this tale in a cloth­bound volume. Then in November 1877 (though dated 1878), this authorized Sampson Low edition in England, and an authorized Scribner Armstrong edition were both published (the entire tale, not just the first half).~This copy is in olive green cloth; we have also seen terra-cotta and light lilac-brown (no priority). Condition is very good (spine a bit dull); the volume has been recased within its original binding, preserving the original endpapers (reinforced at the inner hinges). This is one of Verne's most intriguing space exploration tales. Taves & Michaluk V016; Edwards 16.

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        Prang's Standard Alphabets. A Collection of Alphabets in the Best Ancient and Modern Styles, Designs for Titles, Colored Initials, Borders, Compass Topographical Signs, the State Arms of the Union &c. Especially Adapted for the Use of Sign Painters

      Boston.: L. Prang & Co.. Copyright 1878.. 14 chromolithograph plates (including title page), 26 (of 28) black and white plates, approximately 41pp, gilt lettered decorative embossed cloth covered boards, 7 1/2 x 11 inches (hardbound). Covers lightly worn with some small areas of light soiling, corners softly bumped, little fraying to head and tail of spine with small tears; hinges broken but covers are still attached; MISSING TWO PLATES (plate 10 Italic and plate 19 Small Scroll), bookplate on front paste down, occasional light soiling, ink mark on the State Arms of Colorado, otherwise interior in good, clean condition. This scarce first edition of Prang's Standard Alphabets features a special section "State Arms of the Union" which "are the first authentic reproductions in color of the arms of the thirteen original States, and they can be depended on as absolutely correct, having been copied from the paintings deposited by the States themselves in Independence Hall, Philadelphia. The arms of the other States and the Territories have been prepared with the aid of the respective State and Territorial authorities..." The alphabets "are, with but few exceptions, original productions, and intended to illustrate and embody the progress made in the area of lettering up to the present time." There are three plates of "Illuminated Capitals" in chromolithography plus black and white plates featuring various decorative alphabets including Egyptian, Boston and New York Sign Painters' Roman, Old Gothic, Scroll Alphabet, Rustic Alphabet, Numerals (Five Styles), etc. .

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        Historical and Biographical Atlas of the New Jersey Coast

      Woolman & Rose, Philadelphia 1878 - Beautifully lithographed cultural atlas of the New Jersey coast. Includes information regarding biographies of noted residents and businessmen, statistics and history. Illustrations show buildings, houses, businesses and various views. Some irregularities include extra pages (numbered in half pages), and misnumbered pages (though they correctly correspond to their place in the index). Atlas published by Woolman & Rose, Philadelphia, 1878. First edition, folio. Original hardcover quarter leather binding with embossed pattern and gilded title. Inscription inside first fly leaf. Some stains and wear to binding and spine. 372 p. Includes title page, 72 color lithographed illustrations (6 double page), 42 maps (8 fold out, 12 double page). Most maps and illustrations in very good condition with only minor aging. State of New Jersey 1877 has been restored, but with major losses near original folds in Central New Jersey. Folding map of Long Branch has tear and folding map of Red Bank has tape along original fold. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of Yorkville and its Vicinity

      Miles & Co, Toronto 1878 - Published in "Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of York . . .", Toronto c.1878., Size : 425x675 (mm), 16.75x26.5 (Inches), Printed in Color with some hand colouring

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        Mycenae; a Narrative of Researches and Discoveries at Mycenae and Tiryns

      London: John Murray, 1878.. First Ed. Very Good. Stout 8vo Book lxviii; 384; (12)(publisher's catalogue) pages. 20 plates + Plates A - G including folding and coloured, illustrations throughout the text. Rear inner hinge loose but firm. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Later neat inscription on the verso of the front endpaper. Original brown cloth decorated in black with title contained within gilt central device on the upper cover, title and device in gilt on the spine which is lightly rubbed. Apart from these minor defects as listed here a decent copy of this important study. Schliemann published Troja und seine Ruinen (Troy and Its Ruins) in 1875 and excavated the Treasury of Minyas at Orchomenus. In 1876, he began digging at Mycenae. Upon discovering the Shaft Graves, with their skeletons and more regal gold (including the Mask of Agamemnon), Schliemann cabled the king of Greece. The results were published in Mykena in 1878.

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