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      Marcus Ward 1878 - About light edgewear, corners lightly bumped.; 4to 11" - 13" tall Good+ Small tear covers. Frontispiece loose from binding, as well as 2 tissue guards from inner pages. Pages have a few tiny specks that appear to be imperfections in the paper. Plates of engravings by Leopold Flameng have a spattering of light foxing. Brown cloth over beveled edged boards w designs and lettering. AEG. Overweight, oversized, 5 lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rivers Edge Used Books]
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        Suggestions in Floral Design

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Magazine of Art. Illustrated. (Volumes 1-5)

      London (etc.): Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.,, 1878. London edition; Volume 1 (1878) through Volume 5 (1882); the first three volumes quarto in later half leather, library markings and private book plates, the last two folio in publisher's pictorial cloth now worn with lower outside corners stained and hinges broken; all profusely illustrated, a good only group. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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      1878. Very Good. RANVIER, M. L. [LOUIS-ANTOINE]. LECONS SUR L'HISTOLOGIE DU SYSTEME NERVEUX. Recuellies par M. Ed. Weber. Paris: Librairie F. Savy, 1878. 2 leaves, iii, 352 p. 4 plates; 2 leaves, 380 p. 8 plates. First Edition. 2 Vols. Contemporary 3/4 leather and marble boards. Small owners bookplate on pastedown, some wear to the top of the hinge of volume 1 and minor chipping to the crown. There is a bit of foxing at the preliminaries, plates, and occasionally in the text of both volumes. Very good plus. Garrison-Morton 1276.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      1878. A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Chapman & Hall, 1878. 2 pp undated ads in Vols I & II (none called for in Vol III). Original reddish-brown cloth decorated in black. First Edition. Like so many Victorian novels, this one hinges upon the question of who is the legitimate (or illegitimate) heir to a fortune and title -- or, in this case, "Will the real Lord Popenjoy please stand up?" Although the number of first edition copies issued is unknown, Sadleir places this title toward the top of his Trollope list of comparative scarcity -- fourteenth scarcest of the fifty-three titles.~This set is in very good-plus condition, perhaps near-fine (there is minor rubbing at the binding extremities, and a corner of the Vol II front cover has a faint damp-mark; the cloth and gilt remain quite bright, and the original yellow endpapers remain intact). Since the Victorian three-decker was meant to be rented and not bought by the public, most copies went straight from the publisher to a lending library (but not this set). IS HE POPENJOY? is more typically encountered rebound, or at best in original-but-deplorable state. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 49.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Design for a locomotive, circa 1840

      Pen and grey ink, signed 'John Haveron' (upper left). Wove paper, watermark 'J Whatman'. Sheet size: 14 7/8 x 20 inches. Provenance: E.S.K. (perforated ownership stamp at lower left). An early locomotive such as the one in the present watercolour, was also known as a 'Portable Engine', and was used mostly by farmers for agricultural tasks such as ploughing and threshing. The difference between a Portable Engine and a so-called 'Traction Engine' is that the latter is self-propelled. From the 1850s and 1860s onwards the Traction Engine replaced the Portable Engine for many jobs, but there were still instances where the simplicity and efficiency of the older design won out, and they were built up until the 1960s. "Apart from threshing work, portable engines were used to drive corn- mills, centrifugal pumps, stone-crushers, dynamos, chaff-cutters and hay- balers. They were even used to generate electricity for floodlighting at football matches, the first instance being at Bramall Lane, Sheffield in 1878. In general, the portable engine is hauled to the work area, often a farmyard or field, and a long drive belt is fitted between the engine's flywheel and the driving wheel of the equipment to be powered. In a number of cases, rather than being towed from site-to-site, the portable engine was semi-permanently installed in a building as a stationary steam engine, although the wheels were not necessarily removed. A more extreme use occurs where the engine is removed from the boiler and is re-used as a stationary engine. Often, the boiler is also re-used (without its wheels) to provide the steam. As of 2007, there are still examples of such dismantled portable engines working commercially in small rice mills in Burma." (wikipedia).

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        An Outline of English Speech-Craft

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1878.. 1st Ed. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Hard Back 92pp+32pp of Pub's Ads. Maroon cloth/gilt. Bevelled edges. Ruled black horizontal lines. Black ep's. Index. Slight spine crack between cover and fep with slight chipping to outer edge of ep's, otherwise VG++.

      [Bookseller: Greenwich Bookplace & Gallery]
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        The Leavenworth Case: A Lawyer's Story

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1878. First edition OF the author's first book, THE FIRST AMERICAN DETECTIVE NOVEL, AND THE FIRST DETECTIVE NOVEL WRITTEN BY A WOMAN. Folding facsimile letter (split at folds). Original terra cotta cloth, front cover lettered and decorated in black, gilt-lettered on spine. Recased, with repairs to spine ends. Provenance: Ada Grundy (signature on front free endpaper). Glover & Greene 212; Lilly Detective Fiction 81; Grolier American 60 . The Leavenworth Case "may fairly be called the father of the modern detective story. Poe discovered the idea, but Anna Katherine Green gave the story its pattern and garments" (Grolier American 60)

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        DICK SAND;

      1878. A Novel. New York: George Munro, 1878. 2 pp undated ads. Original green cloth. First Edition in English of this tale originally published in France as UN CAPITAINE DE QUINZE ANS.~A whale hunt in the Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and the Americas ends in tragedy and Dick Sand, as the only surviving crew member, becomes captain, at fifteen years of age. Not possessing the full skills of a sailor, Dick tries to get the ship east to the South American coast. However, the cook on board has plans of his own and manages to get the ship diverted to eventually land in the country of Angola on the continent of Africa. The cook's plans involve killing Dick and selling the other passengers of the ship into slavery. [Kytasaari]~This tale was first published in English, in November 1878, by the American pirate publisher Munro -- both in a two-volume wrappered format and in this plain green cloth format ("the best manufactured of all Verne books published by Munro"). Sampson Low's authorized London edition was published the following month, in December, at the end of which month Charles Scribner's Sons also pub­lished their edition (both dated 1879). Both the Sampson Low and the Scribner editions were titled DICK SANDS (with a final "S").~This is a fine copy, virtually as new. Taves & Michaluk V018; Myers 15.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Globe and Canada Farmer or The Weekly Globe

      Toronto: The Globe and Canada Farmer or The Weekly Globe, 1878. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good+. 49 consecutive weekly issues of THE GLOBE AND CANADA FARMER, also known on the inside pages as THE WEEKLY GLOBE. Very Good+. .& Dated weekly starting on Jan 4, 1878 and ending on Dec 6, 1878. & This is more of a journal, being farm related, and they do not have a weekly headline. & A part of national history, this particular paper has been formatted with news from across the Canadian provinces, as well as the United States, and overseas., New rebound 1/4 senior, mid- tan, Newspapers sewn in as papers are now in very good condition, with various paper repairs done, Based in Montreal, Toronto, and New York City, the paper contains farming news, and has such departments as Literature, Humorous, Education, Ontario Legislature, Ladies, auction sales, advertisements, for sale, and a "Dominion Parliament" with written speeches and discussions of Sir John A MacDonald with members of parliament at that time. & Also noted when browsing thru the text, there are a number of written accounts on the OKA Indians, a popular subject in our own current affairs. Aug. 9/78 issue: On the cover of this issue is a long story about "Our New Governor-General" who is Marquis of Lorne (whose portrait appears on the cover with Principess Louise, who also was moving to Canada). inside, there is an article about the Paris Exposition attendance. & For the historian, this accumulation of writings and transcripts is a definite wealth of knowledge, for the agriculturist, here is what it was like almost 150 years ago on the farm. For the lover of old advertisements and illustrations of primitive machinery and olden days technology, a unique find and in beautiful presentation with the new covers on both volumes.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        La Vigne, voyage autour des vins de France. Etude physiologique, anecdotique, historique, humoristique et même scientifique

      Paris: E. Plon et Cie, 1878. Livre. Illus. by Bertall. Très bon. Reliure signée. Edition originale. In-4. Paris, E. Plon et Cie, 1878. 29 x 20,5 cm (R), in-4, 659 pp., nombreux dessins reproduits dans le texte et 96 à pleine page dont 1 frontispice et 1 psaume de la pénitence, reliure de l'époque de demi-maroquin crème à coins, dos à 5 nerfs mosaïqué de vert avec caissons dans les entre-nerfs, pièces de titre de moroquin grenat, tête dorée, couvertures illustrées conservées (reliure signée Amand). Edition originale et premier tirage. Bel exemplaire, exempt de rousseurs, avec ses couvertures et bien relié à l'époque par Amand, dont on admirera la signature minuscule (petites taches et décolorations à la reliure, sans gravité). (MONOD, 1473 ; VICAIRE, I, 439-440 ; VICAIRE, bib. gastronomique, 87 : "les exemplaires en premier tirage sont recherchés") (2,5 kg).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Modern Hieyoglypics [sic] of The Apocalypse and Great Pyramid

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

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        How the 'Mastiffs' went to Iceland

      London: Virtue and Co., Limited, 1878. First edition. 4to. Map and 14 full-page lithographed illustrations by Mrs. Hugh Blackburn, two silverprint photographs tipped on. Full straight grain brown morocco, t.e.g. Front hinge professionally repaired. Faintly rubbed at hinges, else Fine. Sadleir, Anthony Trollope 51 . In June and July, 1878, Trollope and a party took a trip to Iceland in the "Mastiff." This is a record of that journey. It was never formally published and issued only for private circulation

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Chefs-d'oeuvre d'art a l'Exposition Universelle 1878, in 2 voll.

      Ludovic Baschet 1878 in folio (cm 43,5x33), 10 nn., 166, 20 inc. f.t.; 8 nn. 207, 20 inc. f.t.; m/maroc. rosso con ampi angoli filettati, ds. a 5 nervi con tit. e fregi in oro, piatti e sguardie marmor., front. in rosso e nero con vignette; opera ill. con 40 inc. f.t. protette da veline dei migliori artisti quali J.-E. Millais, Jules Breton, Leon Bonnat, Meissonier, Edouard Detaille, Gustave Moreau, M. Munkacsy, Alma-Tadéma, P. Baudry. R. De Madrazo, Gustav Doré ed altri, mm. testatine, capil. abitati, inc. n.t. e grandi finalini. Solo lievi fioriture naturali. 001/19

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      [Cuba]. Sept. 18, 1878.. Broadside, 12 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches. Chip in upper left corner, not affecting text. Small tears in all edges, several repaired by tape on verso. Good. A rare and fascinating Cuban political broadside calling for an end to armed struggle but a beginning to a "struggle for ideas" at the conclusion of Cuba's "Ten Years' War," the battle for independence from Spain that lasted between 1868 and 1878. The broadside is addressed to the residents of the region around the north-central coast of Cuba, some 150 miles east of Havana. The text of the broadside is signed in print by Gabriel Aguilera y Zayas, Secretary of the Partido Union Constitucional (PUC), one of the two main political parties that developed out of the Ten Years' War. The PUC, which was a conservative pro-Spanish party led by prominent Creoles, sought a measure of local political autonomy while favoring continued Spanish control over Cuba. The text exhorts Cubans to partake in the ideological struggle that would succeed the armed rebellion, and urges them not to fall into lethargy but to continue the battle of ideas against radicals seeking independence from Spanish colonial rule. Due to their ephemeral nature, as well as the climate of the Caribbean, any such Cuban broadsides are scarce. No copies of this broadside are located on OCLC. Important evidence of the political factionalism and the strength of pro- Spanish sentiment in Cuba in the late 19th century. Rare, and possibly unique.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Oeuvres completes.

      Nouvelle Edition. 2 vols. Paris: Laplace & Sanchez 1878. With 10 handcoloured engravings. VIII + 803; 823 pp. Contemporary red half morocco with red clothboards, all edges gilt. Name on half-title

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        Lettre autographe signée ("Donato").

      Paris, 12. IX. 1878. - 1 p. In-8vo (20 lignes environ). Il envoie à son correspondant un numéro de la Revue Magnétique Internationale, éphémère revue qui ne parut qu'en 1878 et 1879. Il demande à son correspondant de faire mention de cette nouvelle revue dans son "honorable journal". - Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Bagford Ballads: Illustrating The Last Years of the Stuarts. Edited, with Introduction and Notes by Joseph Woodfall Ebsworth. With copies of all the original woodcuts. In two divisions. COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES

      Hertford: The Ballad Society, Stephen Austin and Sons, 1878. First edition. Hardcover. Good +. Two volumes. Hertford: The Ballad Society, 1878. First edition. xv,[i],LXXVIII,[ii],[1]-128,[ii],[129]-130,[iv],[131]-468; xxxi,[i],[469]-1131,[1]pp. Illustrated with woodcuts throughout. Sturdily bound in nineteenth-century half-roan, cloth boards. An ex-county library copy, binding rubbed but sound, with occasional nineteenth-century oval stamps throughout. This set bound without half-titles. §The Ballad Society's publications were bound from the subscribers' original parts and completeness of copies varies. Both divisions of The Bagford Ballads are present here: the entire work, seldom seen complete, bound in two volumes. A good, sound set. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

      [Bookseller: JAMES HAWKES]
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        Digest of Cartridges for Small Arms Patented in the United States, England, and France

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

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        Notes by Mr Ruskin on His Collection of Drawings by the Late J. M. W. Turner, RA. Exhibited at the Fine Art Society's Galleries; Also a List of the Engraved Works of that Master Shown at the Same Time. Illustrated with Thirty-Five Plates, and a Map Indicative of the Places in the British Isles Illustrated by Him

      London: Chiswick Press, for The Fine Art Society, 1878. First Edition. Near Fine. An original painted vellum binding done with a period-correct arts and craft aesthetic! 4to. [2], 188 pp. TEG. Marbled endpapers, surrounded by gilt lines and floreate corners. Scattered light fox marks. The vellum is bowed, as typical. Regardless, an outstanding artistic binding that remains in great shape.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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      1878. Fine. STANLEY, Henry M. THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT. In Two Volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1878-79. First American edition. 2 vols. large 8vo, with maps and many illustrations, folding maps in rear pockets; green decorated cloth. Maps in pockets are fine. There is a bit of smudging and foxing internally. Very minor wear at edge extremes, but the overall appearance is of a particularly fine, bright and pleasing set of an important work.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      - ALCOTT,LOUISA MAY. UNDER THE LILACS. Boston: Roberts Brothers 1878 (1878). 12mo (4 1/4 x 6 1/2"), dark tan pictorial cloth, [306]p. + 8p. ads, bindling slightly leaning else VG+. First edition, illustrated with 4 black and white plates. This is a nice copy of a hard to find first edition. BAL 188. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        ALS Autograph Letter Signed Together with an Original Photograph

      Constantinople, 1878. Original letter penned and signed by Layard after the Bulgarian uprising in the Balkans. The letter measures 7 x 9 inches dated February 23, 1878 while he was HBM Ambassador in Constantinople. The letter provides a reference for a James Long, MA who was a humanitarian. Long was about to go to Bazandjik on the Danube in Bulgaria which had recently been occupied by the Russians during the Russo-Turkish War. Together with the letter is an original portrait photograph of Layard measuring 8 x 10 inches as well as a contemporary bigraphical sketch from the 1880's. Letters from Layard while abroad are rare..

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        The Gold-Mines of Midian

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1878. Rebound in burgundy calf with marbled paper to boards and edges of pages. Some marbling rubbed from corners of pages; faint tape stain to tear in first several pages (professionaly closed); two small blue and purple superimposed ex-library rubber stamps to page of quotations on verso of title page, and one purple rubber stamp to dedication page; small chip to title page fore-edge; very tip of the corner of first several pages lost.. First Edition. Half Leather. 8vo.

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        Felis Rufa [Bobcat ]

      [London: Daniel Giraud Elliot for the subscribers, circa 1878-1883]. Hand- coloured lithograph by J.Smit after Joseph Wolf, printed by M. & N.Hanhart. 18 3/4 x 23 3/4". A very fine image from 'the best animal painter who ever lived' (Sir Edwin Landseer). The Bobcat, also known as Bay Lynx, ranges from southern Canada to northern Mexico. Named for their distinctive short, "bobbed" tails, they are approximately twice the size of a domestic cat. One of the most striking images from Elliot's magnificent work A Monograph of the Felidae or Family of Cats (London: 1878-1883) which described and pictured all the species of cats then known, and is still the most beautiful work on the subject. The work was prompted by a perceived need to resolve the confusion that had built up around the naming of the various species of Felidae, particularly amongst the smaller cats. Wolf worked from specimens provided by Elliot, who visited all the great museums and zoological societies on both sides of the Atlantic. This allowed Elliot to make a comparative study of skeletons and skins and reduce the number of apparently separate species by nearly a third. Joseph Wolf served an apprenticeship with a Koblentz firm of lithographers, and spent some time working in Leiden and Darmstadt, before moving to London in 1848. The quality of his images was recognized immediately and he was rarely without work, producing natural history pictures of the highest quality for the Zoological Society of London, Henry Dresser, George Gray and John Gould, amongst many others. Wolf's work for Elliot marks the high-point of his illustrative work and his images of the cats are considered by many to be his masterpieces. Cf. Nissen ZBI 1279; cf. Wood p.332.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Historical and Biographical Atlas of the New Jersey Coast

      Philadelphia: Woolman & Rose, 1878. First Edition. Folio (354 x 286 mm). Tinted pictorial title-page. WITHOUT Large folding frontispiece color map of NJ in 1877. Illustrated throughout with full-page lithographed views, a few double-page and a few duotone; and 43 additional mapsheets, mostly folding or double-page and almost all with hand-coloring. 372 pp. Later brown calf. Very Good condition. Phillips 2141

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        Narrative Of A Voyage To The Polar Sea During 1875-6 In H.M. Ships 'Alert' And 'Discovery'

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1878. First Edition. The British polar expedition of 1875-76, commanded by George Strong Nares, was to attempt to reach the North Pole via Smith Sound and Robeson Channel, and to explore the northern parts of Ellesmere Island and northwest Greenland. However, an outbreak of scurvy seriously eroded the health of the members of the sledging parties and they were forced to abandon the enterprise after one year. The two ships sailed through Davis Strait, Baffin Bay, Smith Sound, Kane Basin, Robeson and Kennedy Channels to Lincoln Sea, the Discovery wintering at Discovery Harbour in Lady Franklin Bay, and the Alert in Lincoln Bay, northern Ellesmere Island. On the sledging expeditions, Capt. A.H.Markham reached a new record north of 83?20'26", while Lt. Pelham Aldrich rounded Ellesmere Island and examined its northwest tip as far as Cape Albert Ernest. Appended are extensive notes on natural history, edited by H.W.Feilden, naturalist to the expedition. Arctic Bib. 12026A (incorrectly calling for 7 mounted photos). National Maritime Museum I 952 (incorrect pagination). Story p. 549. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xl, 395; viii, 378 + 32(ads). with half-titles. 2 folding lithographed maps, 14 plates (1 coloured, incl. 6 mounted photographs) & 38 wood-engraved text illus. untrimmed in original black & gilt-stamped cloth

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        Hector Servadac or the Career of a Comet

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

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        The Complete Works

      London: Richard Bentley and Sons,, 1878–90. 14 volumes, octavo (199 × 137 mm). 20th-century brown morocco by Riviere & Son, spines gilt in compartments with fleur-de-lis tools, green coated endpapers, double line ruling to boards and top edges gilt. With the original cloth bound in to each volume. Frontispieces and illustrations throughout. Spines a little darkened, contents tanned. An excellent set. First editions. Lady Jackson (1824–91) was the wife of diplomat Sir George Jackson, known for accompanying Sir Charles Stuart to Germany and entering Paris with him in 1815, and for his efforts to abolish the slave trade. After his death she edited his papers for publication and then turned her hand to history and art, writing particularly on the French royal court and the literary and artistic culture of Paris. A handsomely bound set of her complete works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Ghosts and Other Lectures (Ingersoll's Lectures: The Ghosts; Liberty of Man, Woman & Child; Centennial Oration; and farming in Illinois)

      C. P. Farrell, Publisher. Hardcover. 1878. First Edition. C. P. Farrell, Publisher., 232 pages., 1 lb 2 oz. (Brown Hardcover with stamped design back cover, black stamped design front cover with gilt lettering front cover and spine-no dust jacket) Good Condition. edge-wear top/bottom spine and corners, vintage name stamp top title page, hinges weak, rest of Text is Clean and Unmarked! Binding is Tight! Next day Shipping with tracking! The Ghosts and Other Lectures (Ingersoll's Lectures: The Ghosts; Liberty of Man, Woman & Child; Centennial Oration; and farming in Illinois) by Robert. G. Ingersoll, Most Famous Agnostic of His Time! Biblio . Good. 1878. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: Jemi Books]
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        Indian War Document Signed

      Fort Rice, Dakota Territory, 1878. unbound. very good. Document signed, with rank, by three survivors of Custer's infamous defeat at Little Big Horn, a "Special Requisition" for three corn brooms. 1 page, with voucher number and date on verso, mounted on heavy paper then mounted on gold cardboard (top edge slightly chipped, paper mounting separating at lower right corner). Fort Rice, Dakota Territory, Jan. 5, 1878. Rare. Signed first, "E.G. Mathey, Captain, 7th Calvary", second "1st Lieut. William Badger 6th Inf'y" and last, Elwell Otis Lt. Col. of 22nd Infantry.

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        The Household Fairy; Red Rover; Happy Pet; Mamma's Little Pet; Baby Boy's Picture Book; Nursery Pleasures; Happy Playtime; Little Ann's Picture Book; Little Sugar-Plum; Kind Little Heart

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1878. Set of ten juvenile illustrated books in a later box. Each 32pp, cloth backed illustrated boards, original primrose endpapers. Slightly rubbed, corners bumped and rubbed, boards very lightly soiled, internally quite bright and clean, all within a modern box with an old auction description pasted on to the front. First Edition. Quarter Cloth and Boards. Very Good/No Jacket (as Issued). 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Hector Servadac. Or The Career Of A Comet

      New York; Scribner, Armstrong and Co. 1878., 1878. First Compete American Edition, published simultaneously with the English edition in November 1877 (although dated 1878). 8vo. 370pp + 2 (ads). Publisher's dark red cloth lavishly titled and decorated in black and gold, coated yellow endpapers. Contents with one or two thumb marks else clean; text block a little shaken in the case, minor bumping and fraying to spine ends, small area of abrasion to endpaper. Binding remains clean and bright. A very good copy indeed. Another one of Mr. Verne's forays into deep space, stuffed to the portholes with engraved plates depicting men in handlebar moustaches lurching about jungles on horseback and into orbit in a balloon. This first authorised edition was preceeded by a piracy from George Munro and an incomplete cloth edition from Philadelphia. Myers 33. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [370].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        La méthode graphique dans les sciences expérimentales et principalement en physiologie et en médecine COPY SIGNED

      Paris, Masson 1878 In-8, demi-veau blond postérieur, dos à cinq nerfs, filets dorés aux pieds des nerfs. 348 figures in texte. Envoi de l'auteur : « A mon ami D. Potain, souvenir très affectueux. » Première édition de ce monument de l'histoire de la physiologie, la médecine, de la science et de l'inventivité humaine. La provenance est une des plus souhaitables possible pour cet ouvrage. C'est l'exemplaire même de Potain, qui s'intéressa très tôt aux enregistrements graphiques et accomplit une oeuvre fondamentale dans le domaine de la sémiologie et de la pathologie cardiologique ; l'inventeur du « Bruit de Galop » fut à l'origine de la vulgarisation de la surveillance de la tension artérielle à l'aide d'un appareil toujours utilisé quotidiennement. Exemplaire en état absolument parfait, fleurs de coins, francs de coupe. Signé par l'auteur

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        Report Of The Bombay Chamber Of Commerce For The Year 1876-77 Presented To The Annual General Meeting Held On The 30th October 1877 - finely bound.

      Bombay Gazette Steam Press 1878 - 8vo. Finely bound in red pebbled morocco with bevelled boards; ornately gilt on spine and covers; edges of boards gilt; inside dentelles gilt; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers. There is some rubbing but overall this is a most attractive copy. 542pp. Uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McManmon, B.D. ABA,PBFA]
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        The famine campaign in southern India : (Madras and Bombay Presidencies and Province of Mysore) 1876-1878 By William Digby [Complete in 2 Vols]

      London : Longmans, Green, and Co, 1878. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 2vol. (xx, [2],515, [3],28, [2]; xiv, [2],491, [2]p. ) tissue guard : 6 plates (2 folding), 3 folding maps ; 23 cm. Notes: With errata, an advertisement for works by the author, and a 32-page list of works published by Longmans, Green & Co. Subject: Famines - India - 1876-77. India - Famines - 1876-77. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and volume indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy. Publisher's presentation copy with their uninked, impressed stamp to the title page.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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      Washington, Pa.: J.A. Howden & A. Odbert, 1878.. 159pp. including thirty-three maps and forty- three plates (most colored), plus a large folding map of Warren laid in. Lithographed titlepage. Folio. Original gilt cloth, rebacked in modern cloth, gilt. A few leaves creased or with marginal staining or chipping, not affecting images. Closed tears (some repaired) in a dozen plates. Large folding map torn and worn with some loss. On the whole, very good. An impressive atlas for Warren County, Pennsylvania, engraved, lithographed, and printed by Otto Krebs of Pittsburgh. Maps of the several towns and townships in the county are rendered in great detail. The handcolored lithographic plates depict the homes and farms of noteworthy citizens, as well as public buildings and businesses. Of all of the county atlases produced in late 19th-century America (there are many hundreds), only a few had colored plates. It was the custom of the time for salesmen representing the publisher to visit local residents and solicit subscriptions to the project, in return for the depiction of their homes. An informative and finely illustrated work, notable for its colored plates.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A Masque of Poets. Including Guy Vernon, A Novelette In Verse

      Boston: Roberts Brothers. 1878. 303, [1] p., illus., 18.5 cm. "A book that is at once a first edition for Emily Dickinson, Lanier, Lowell, Christina Rossetti, Dobson, and Thoreau is one that should be better known to collectors" (Starke). "The authors themselves seemed to like the idea of having their work appear anonymously, and tried to disguise their style to make the game more difficult." Contains 71 poems of varying length (Trowbridge's 'Guy Vernon' runs from p. 175 to the end); first appearances include Louisa May Alcott, Transfiguration; T. B. Aldrich (Epilogue, Prologue, A Preacher); William Ellery Channing the younger, Children's Song; Bunner, I Love To Dine; two poems by Fawcett; Lowell, My Heart, I Cannot Still It & Red Tape; Dobson's "exquisite rondel" The Wanderer; Christina Rossetti, Husband and Wife; Thoreau, Pilgrims; Lanier, Marshes of Glynn (BAL 11255). On this first appearance of Emily Dickinson's 'Success is counted sweetest' (BAL 4564), Thomas H. Johnson (The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Belknap Press, p. xxx), says, "During the summer of 1876, [Helen Hunt] Jackson began her negotiations to secure a contribution from Emily Dickinson for a proposed anthology of verse. In this year the well-known Boston publishing firm of Roberts Brothers decided to bring out a series of anonymous books which they called the "No Name Series." They were to be stories... written by American authors, "each a great unknown." The first... was widely reviewed when it appeared. Some critics correctly guessed that Helen Hunt Jackson was the author, but neither she nor Thomas Niles, the publisher, confirmed or denied the conjecture. Some fourteen "No Names" were issued, and Niles, encouraged by Mrs. Jackson, decided to bring out as a final volume an anthology of anonymous verse... by American and English writers. The advertisements hinted that readers would encounter poems by Christina Rossetti, William Morris, Jean Ingelow, and "H. H." Such an anthology would greatly extend the chance for speculation, and the volume, called 'A Masque of Poets', appeared in 1878. It was one of the most profitable ventures Roberts Brothers ever undertook..." Of the order and style of publication, Aubrey H. Starke (An Omnibus of Poets, Colophon Part 16, 1934) states: "'A Masque of Poets', published in November, 1878, in a first printing of 2,000 copies, must have met with some success, for in December, 1878, five hundred more copies were printed. A slight change in both format and binding was made for the second printing. Each poem was inclosed in a red line box; a few page ornaments were changed; all reference to the 'No Name' series was omitted from title-page, half-title, and binding; and the book was bound in a pebbled cloth, some copies in brownish red, some in green." The copy in hand is bound in maroon cloth with beveled edges and stamped in gold, top edge gilt; VG. stock#OB409.

      [Bookseller: The Owl at the Bridge]
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        Map of the States of California and Nevada

      San Francisco: Published by Thompson & West, [1878]. Engraved folding map, with full-original colour. Folding into brown cloth covers, upper cover with border blocked in black and titled 'Thompson & West's / Pocket Map / of California / and part of / Nevada. / 120 Sutter Street, / San Francisco, Cal. / 1878' in black, lower cover with border blocked in blind, letterpress advertisements on front pastedown. 27 x 17 inches. An extremely rare pocket map of California and Nevada, an exceptional example in near mint condition This excellent map depicts the states of California and Nevada, following a generation of explosive growth. California had entered the Union in 1850, following the Gold Rush, and Nevada became a state in 1861 following the discovery of the Comstock Lode, America's greatest silver find. This region of the country had attracted hundreds of thousands of settlers, not only from the east coast, but from places as far away as Europe and China. The numerous counties that had been organized in each state, were carefully painted in resplendent colours. The thriving cities of San Francisco, Sacramento and San Diego in California; and Carson and Virginia City in Nevada stand out on the map. The Pacific Central Railway, which connected San Francisco to the eastern seaboard from 1869, is one of the most important features of the map. The map is corrected up to August, 1876, according to the integral dedicatory text. The advertisements that adorn the front paste-down are for W.E. Barnard & Co., real estate brokers of Oakland, and for 'official maps in atlas form of Alameda, Solano, Sonoma, and Santa Clara Counties, Cal.' published by Thompson & West. This map is both an attractive collector's piece and a fascinating historical document. Not in Rumsey; or Phillips Maps of America

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Scenery of the Pacific Railways and Colorado

      Appleton and Company, New York 1878 - Bound with: The Hudson River by pen and pencil. For tourists and others. First, New York, Appleton, 1875. Late 19th century half shagreen over marbled boards. The flat spine divided by gilt rulers into five compartments with the title in the second compartment. Although the second title concerns an 1875 first edition someone has written in India ink the year "1882" on the title page behind the place name New York. Possibly this was the date the books were bound together. The second title bears the stamp of "Leesmuseum Amsterdam", which was established around 1800 and closed in 1932. Collation: 1) Scenery of the Pacific Railways and Colorado; 8vo., frontispiece map, pp. 88, v-xvi, lacking the advertisment pp. i-iv at the beginning of the book. The list of plates bound at the beginning right after the title page. A map plus 71 plates. 2) The Hudson River by pen and pencil; 8vo., pp. 52, viii. It is obvious that both books were illustrated by the same artist which probably explains why they are found here bound together. Some unobtrusive occasional foxing and fingering and some minor discolouring of the paper. Both titles are rather uncommon, however, especially Scenery of the Pacific Railways and Colorado seems to be extremely rare with only one record in ABPC and just one more in AE since WWII. This is the only known edition; a very attractive work with many charming woodcut illustrations throughout. Some copies start with four pages of ads, numbered i-iv, while the remainder of the advertisements from page v onwards usually is bound after the text. Apparently these 4 pages were discarded when the two titles were combined in this volume. So despite the pagination, the text is complete. Though published anonymously the author is William H. Rideing, a journalist who joined the Wheeler Survey expedition in 1878 in the Southwestern USA and then published this extremely rare book, apparently his first one, with several other titles to follow. John Douglas Woodward was one of the most eminent illustrators of the 19th century after the Civil War. Many of his drawings were published in magazines like Harper's Weekly while he also produced a lot of landscape and other drawings. Neither in Howes nor in Sabin. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Iskandar Books]
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        The Life and Times of James Catnach (Late of Seven Dials), Ballad Monger, by Charles Hindley. With 230 Wood-cuts, of Which 42 are by Bewick

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1878. Octavo. xvi, 432, 12pp. One of only six copies printed on yellow paper, with the woodcuts on preliminary pages hand-colored. A narrative biography interspersed with a broad sampling of the multifarious products of the Catnach Press: ballads; broadsheets; portraits of murderers and monarchs; scandals; humorous, religious, patriotic, and political verse; and matters too numerous to mention. Laid-in is a signed autograph note from the author to G. H. Thompson, one of the two dedicatees. Light foxing to endpapers and adjacent leaves, else fine in cloth with printed label. Bookplate to front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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      London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., 1878.. 112pp. plus illustrations. Contemporary three quarter morocco, gilt extra, and marbled boards, t.e.g. Binding lightly rubbed at extremities, otherwise very good. An interesting copy of Burnand's parody of Hugo's QUATRE- VINGT-TREIZE (Paris, 1874), made up from the sheets of the publisher's yellowback edition of ONE-AND-THREE!, issued in their "Novel Shilling Series," inlaid into larger sheets and bound with eighteen accomplished, highly finished ink drawings, by or after E. Linley Sambourne. Sixteen of the drawings appeared with the parody when it was serialized in PUNCH from 18 April to 15 August 1874 (relevant tear sheets are included here); another drawing, bound here as the frontispiece, may have been used as the cover drawing for the yellowback edition, and incorporates the title of the book. The last drawing is a portrait of Hugo, surrounded by the spines of books on which is lettered: "Quatre- vingt-treize. Written by Victor Hugo, Burlesqued by F.C. Burnand, Illustrated by Linley Sambourne, Etched by Guy Little, 1889." This last drawing is somewhat different in style, and the date suggests that this dummy may have been assembled for a new 1889 edition. Burnand was editor of PUNCH from 1880 to 1906, and he published five parodies in the same publisher's series, as well as another title out of series. See Sadleir 3648.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Illustrated by Gustave Doré

      New York; Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1878, 1878. Folio, 370 x 460 mm. With large vignette to title page, 2 illustrations in text and 39 full-page plates with tissues. Recent green half morocco, gilt titles and tooling to spine, raised bands. Publisher's original gilt entitled upper board bound in at rear. A stunning interpretation.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Is He Popenjoy? [Rare; An important part of Publishing History]

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1878. First American edition. A Very Good copy of the EXCEEDINGLY RARE First American edition of this Trollope novel. An extremely rare (of the "utmost rarity" per Smith) copy of the TRUE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of Trollope's "Is He Popenjoy?", published by Harper & Brothers in their newspaper format Franklin Square Library, this being the inaugural publication, "Number 1", in the then-new format, an important event in Publishing history. This is a Very Good copy of the RARE TRUE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, having been bound, complete with all of Smith's "State A" terminal advertisements, by the Brooklyn Public Library (showing their library sticker with the discard stamp on the front pastedown) in boards and secured to the boards by stitching to the spine (the pages show a few library notes in pencil to the title page, a tape repair to the title page and to the length of page 5, a short closed tear to the left margin of page 64 with a minor invasion of the text, intermittent brown staining -all text remaining easily legible, pencil checks beside a number of items in advertisement list at the end of the volume, and marginal chips and tears with minimal marginal loss to a few pages). All in all, this copy is in remarkable condition given the ephemeral nature of the publication. The Franklin Square Library series was published by Harper to meet the large demand for literature at a low price. Usually selling for 10 or 15 cents a copy, the series eventually replaced Harper's Library of Select Novels Series and its Half-Hour Series. Trollope's "Is He Popenjoy" was the first issue in the Series, and all of the remaining Trollope works published by Harper (except for some of his nonfiction works) were published in this Series. (Munro published the first American editions of Trollope's "Cousin Henry", "Two Heroines of Plumplington" and "The Landleaguers" in his newspaper format Seaside Library series.) (See Smith's Bibliography of Trollope's US publications.) Smith states: "This new series and its advertising logic sounded the death knell for collectors. First editions in this series are no longer books, but newspapers. Their fragility, format, and ephemeral makeup discouraged most buyers from keeping them.....few have survived." According to Smith, these issues are "rarely seen for sale and are usually found only in private collections and in certain research libraries." An extraordinary opportunity for the Trollope collector. Most Trollope collectors will never see this issue, much less own one. As with Trollope's first novels, the chance to own one is unlikely to arise often, if at all, for the vast majority of Trollope collectors. AN EXTREMELY SCARCE TROLLOPE FIRST and a collection-distinguishing item which occupies an important place in American publishing history.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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