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        Picture Books, A Complete Set of Randolph Caldecott Toybooks

      London: George Routledge & Sons, 1878-1885. First Edition. Oblong quartos. 16 volumes. Original color pictorial stiff card wrappers Offered here is a complete collection of Randolph Caldecott color illustrated picture books comprising: House That Jack Built; John Gilpin Babes in the Wood; Mad Dog; Three Jovial Huntsmen, Sing a Song; Queen of Hearts; Farmer's Boy; Milkmaid; Hey Diddle Diddle; Forg he Would a-Wooing Go; Fox Jumps Over Parson's Gate; Come Lasses; Ride a Cock Horse; Madam Blaize; Great Pan Janius. A superb set, very light wear, minor creasing, generally very clean and bright. An attractive set in two custom 1/4 scarlet morocco & cloth cases, each with chemise.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The Botanic Garden

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1878. consisting of highly finished figures of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, cultivated in Great Britain; with their names, orders, history, qualities, culture, and physiological observations. 2nd edition. London 1878. Lg 8vo. Brown cloth binding with gilt stamping (joints cracking, spines staring to be brittle, rubbed on corners. Three volumes are missing the top or bottom 1 inch of spine strip.) X Library (stamps are on text or reverse side of plates (no bleeding of ink onto picture side of plates). 248;224; 224; 215; 231; 263 pages with 249 (of 250) handcoloured plates. Each plate depicts 5 individual flowers. The last volume has some waterdamage. The bottom 1 inch of text and plates are slightly browned from water damage. Historically a very interesting set documenting the introduction of new plants into England from around the world. This second edition is less common than the first edition yet much more affordable. Plates and text are very clean (except for waterdamage in vol 6) .. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Calendula Horticultural Books]
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        The Royal Atlas of Modern Geography

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1878. One half dark maroon leather with maroon cloth over boards. Spine rebacked. Gilt decorations to front board and to spine. All page edges gilt. Coloured maps throughout. Some modest shelfwear to the outer extremities, missing one map of the eastern US.. Half Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Under the Window

      George Routledge George Routledge, London, 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Pictorial boards with wear at edges of boards. Soiling in a few spots in margins, but generally clean and bright; binding a little shaken and loose. The first issue with 'End of Contents" on page 14 and the imprint on the verso of title page. With a signed note from Greenaway, 11 Pemberton Gardens, dated 21 Nov, 1881 and a lithographed card, with an attractive Greenaway illustration, laid in. & & The first of the two books that Greenaway both wrote and illustrated, and the book that touched off the Greenaway vogue in book illustration. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Children's; Inventory No: 042819. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        The George Eliot Birthday Book

      Aldeburgh, [ca. 1878-1930?]. (CLODD, EDWARD) 12mo. 277, [1] pp. Edward Clodd's (July 1, 1840-1930) copy, signed by him on the title-page and at his birthdate entry; with the engraved bookplate of Montgomery Evvans II, by S. H. Sime . Edward Clodd (1840-1930) was a banker, amateur anthropologist, folklorist, and friends with an extraordinary variety of artists, intellectuals, writers, scientists, explorers, etc. According to the ODNB, "from 1878 he used his weekend home in Aldeburgh, Strafford House, for annual Whitsuntide gatherings of eminent intellectuals," and this book is a wonderful record of those Whitsuntide Sundays in which, over the years, Clodd's friends signed his "George Eliot Birthday Book" on their respective birthdays. The following are only a few among the many who signed: W.B. Yeats (3 June 1865€- 28 January 1939), James George Frazer (Jan.1, 1854-1941), Selwyn Image ((Feb. 17, 1849-1930), Henry Moore, Artist (March 7, 1831-1895), Andrew Lang (March 31, 1844-1912), W. Holman Hunt (April 2, 1827-1910), Bernard Quaritch (April23, 1819-1899), Edward Whymper (April 27, 1840-1911), J.M. Barrie May 9, 1860-1937), Thomas Hardy (June 2, 1840-1928) , George Gissing (Nov. 22, 1857-1903), Leslie Stephen ( Nov. 22, 1832-1904), W.W. Jacobs (8 September 1863 - 1 September 1943). Two poems are tipped in at the rear, and George Gissing has written and signed an Autograph poem of 2 stanzas on the front free endpaper; and 2 poems are tipped in at the rear addressed to Clodd, signed in one case by 5 friends, G.S. Robertson, William Simpson, Clement Shorter, H. Wharringham & Grant Allen and date Whitsuntide 1897. The other poem signed by Sir Benjamin Ward Richardson

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        Interesting ALS to F. Watkins Esq., United Insurance Company

      Richmond,: 14 January, 1878.. Eight-page letter on blank-embossed note paper, 176 x 115 mm., neatly written; very good. An interesting and detailed letter on the ferns of the Cumberland and Blue Mountains, sent by the Australian botanist and writer William Woolls.Woolls advises his friend that he will have to send to England for Bentham & von Mueller's Flora Australiensis, further noting that it is published at 20 shillings a volume, that the first six have been published and the seventh is nearly finished, while an eighth on ferns is planned (but never eventuated). Woolls also recommends Hooker's Synopsis Filicum on the subject of ferns; he bought his copy from "Piddington" (presumably the Sydney bookseller W.R. Piddington) for 36 shillings, but thought the price high.Of some significance is Woolls' long list of ferns growing in the Cumberland, with notes on those specifically from the Blue Mountains, which gives an insight into his botanical interests. He notes also that many of them 'may be procured at Manly, Lane Cove, the North Rocks.' The letter signs off with his regards to Mr. and Mrs. Watkins.Woolls (1814-1893) emigrated to Australia as a 16-year old, sailing on the Grecian with Australia's first bishop, William Broughton. He had a long and interesting career in Australia, promoting Parramatta and the Cumberland, publishing verse, and particularly working on botanical subjects, becoming a member of the Linnaean Society in 1865.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        THE POISONOUS SNAKES OF INDIA. FOR THE USE OF THE OFFICIALS AND OTHERS RESIDING IN THE INDIAN EMPIRE

      London. J. & A. Churchill, 1878.. FIRST EDITION, 1878, ex library copy. Tall 8vo, approximately 255 x 190 mm, 10 x 7½ inches, 21 full page plates, 19 are in colour, 1 double page, 2 in back and white, pages: [8], 1-64, some pages unnumbered, original publisher's red pebble cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, original coated black endpapers. Spine and lower hinge worn and repaired, spine darkened, covers firmly attached, gilt library name at bottom of spine, covers unevenly darkened and marked, damp staining affecting the outer margin of black and white plates, 5 colour plates are clean, the rest have small pale stain to the outer margin or lower corners, none affect the images, pale offset to a few pages of text, small pale library stamp to the title page and Contents page, otherwise a good copy. The Subscription list gives the number of copies sent to each area: Goverment of India 115 copies; Madras 50 copies; Punjab 50 copies; Kashmire 10 copies; Baroda 23 copies etc. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        LUCULLUS OR PALATABLE ESSAYS. In which are merged The Oyster, the Lobster and Sport and its Pleasures

      London, Remington and Co., 1878.. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION 1878, 2 volumes, complete set. The three parts were previously published separately and are now brought together and enlarged and improved (see Preface). Small 8vo, Volume 1. 252 pages plus adverts, Volume 2. 248 pages plus adverts, original publisher's blue pictorial cloth, gilt lettering to spines, black lettering and decoration to covers, black endpapers, bookplate of Woburn Abbey on pastedown of each volume. Spines lightly faded, thin vertical pale mark to lower cover of Volume 1, pencil note on the black free endpaper of Volume 1, a litle light foxing to title pages and endpapers otherwise a very good clean set. Volume 1: the first 171 pages are on interesting details and recipes of the Oyster, followed by the Lobster. Volume 2 continues with the Lobster, then Game, Woodcock, Duck, Rabbit, Sparrows, Hare, Ruff, Grouse, Woodcock, Bustard, etc. etc., Fish and a chapter on eating frogs. Lucullus was one of the great men of Roman history, included in the biographical collections of leading generals and politicians, originating in the biographical compendium of famous Romans published by his contemporary Marcus Terentius Varro. So famous did Lucullus become for his banqueting that the word lucullan now means lavish, luxurious and gourmet. Not listed in the usual bibliographies. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Adams' Illustrated Panorama of History

      London & Paris: A. H. Walker Publishers, 1878. Lower page notation reads, "Third Edition and Twelfth-Thousand carefully and critically revised and brought down to 1878., It is fondly hoped, that all friends of education and knowledge, will duly appreciate the years of toil and study, spent in arranging, from the fragmentary and disconnected records of the worlds history, this instructive and beautiful panorama. Its plan is simple, its utility obvious, and its value, as you estimate knowledge. A chronological chart of Ancient, Modern, and Biblical History, Synchronized by Sebastian C. Adams, Salem Oregon.". 21 colour lithographs, conjoined to make a single panorama of 690 x 6625 mm, each lithograph lacquererd. Atlas folio, 695 x 325 mm, bound in original publisher's 3/4 red calf with blind- and gilt-stamped and lettered black cloth over boards [Cover title: "Adams Illustrated Panorama of History, A.H. Walker, London & Paris"]. Cincinnati: Strobridge & Co., 1878. Adam's strange and remarkable panorama of World History. The passage of time and history, depicting events, notable figures in history, inventions, U.S. presidents: the last depicted is R. B. Hayes, etc. Cover scuffed, tears on plates.. 3rd. Original Half-Calf. Good. Double Elephant - over 25" - 50" tall.

      [Bookseller: Thulin & Ohlson Antiqbookseller since 19]
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        The Russo-Turkish War. Including an Account of the Rise and Decline of the Ottoman Power, and the History of the Eastern Question

      [1878]., 1878. 15 Original Parts, complete. Paper covers with uppers printed and entitled in red and black. With numerous steel-engraved portraits and views, and several maps in colour. Covers frayed along extremities with occasional closed tears and small chips, particularly to vol I, a couple detached; edges rubbed. Generally sound. More commonly seen in hard covers or in book form. Unusual and very attractive. Held in a custom made dark blue half morocco solander box, gilt titles to spine, with blue cloth sides.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE

      1878. In Three Volumes. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1878. 2 pp undated ads in Vol II. Original brown cloth decorated in black and gilt. First Edition, which consisted of only 1000 copies. This is Hardy's famous tale of Damon Wildeve of Egdon Heath, the two women who love him, Thomasin Yeobright and Eustacia Vye, and the return of the native (Thomasin's cousin Clym Yeobright) from his stint as a diamond merchant in Paris. Hardy mixed in an extramarital affair, as well as his usual mercilessness of the fates... "The twin triumphs of the book are Eustacia -- rebellious, passionate, longing for another sky and different air -- and Egdon Heath itself" [CGEL].~This copy is in what Purdy describes as the primary binding (with a blind-stamped two-rule border on the rear covers; the very similar binding with a three-rule border Purdy calls secondary, perhaps the 100 copies known to have been remaindered in 1882. (However Sadleir labels the three-rule border "A" and this two-rule border "B", speculating that the the scarcer "A" might be advance review copies -- "a matter for surmise only".)~This set is in very good condition, still in the original cloth and endpapers, and without re-backing or any other sort of restoration. At the top of each front cover is faint wear evidencing the prior presence of lending library labels, and two of the front endpapers are cracked. One volume has some light damp-marking on its rear cover, and another has some wear along its rear joint. The spine gilt of all three volumes remains quite bright, making this a handsome set on the shelf. Copies in the original cloth, still with their original pale yellow endpapers, are today quite scarce (since most of the first edition went directly to the lending libraries and were then read to death). Purdy pp 24-27; Sadleir 1113; Wolff 2989. Housed in a (very plain) cloth clamshell case; each front endpaper bears the penciled signature of noted collector and bibliographer Walter E. Smith.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Return of the Native

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1878. First Edition. First state of the text per Purdy, with quotation marks omitted on title page of first volume. Three demi-octavo volumes (ca. 19cm); 20th-c. crushed green morocco over cloth boards, top edges gilt, by Zaehnsdorf. Bound including half-titles but without terminal ad leaf in volume II. Spines gently faded to brown; slight foxing to prelims, else a lovely, Near Fine set in a custom felt-lined slipcase. Engraved bookplate of Anthony Conyers Surtees on pastedown of volume I.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Catalogue of the Library at Brook House Park Lane belonging to Sir Dudley Coutts Majoribanks, Baronet of Guisachan, M. P

      [London: Chiswick Press], 1878. (COUTTS MAJORIBANKS, SIR DUDLEY) First edition, ONE OF 25 COPIES ARE PRINTED BY CHARLES WHITTINGHAM, of the Chiswick Press, London. 8vo. 279 pp. Contemporary red morocco, a.e.g. Hinges tender. Cloth slipcase. With the bookplates of Coutts Majoribanks and H.P. Kraus . Collector's own copy with his shelf locations marked opposite entries and interleaved

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Collected works of Sir Walter Scott

      London,: Marcus Ward, 1878-, 1879.. Octavo, 26 volumes, a handsome set in uniform black polished half calf with gilt spine lettering. Comprehensive illustrated edition of the Scott's complete works, enriched with charming plates and vignettes throughout.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        STUDER'S POPULAR ORNITHOLOGY: THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA [CT IN 2 VOLS]

      Jacob H. Studer & Co Columbus, OH: Jacob H. Studer & Co. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. Color litho; Folio 13" - 23" tall; This lot contains Volume I and II of Studer's Popular Ornithology. Vol I STUDER'S POPULAR ORNITHOLOGY: THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA . A E G 15 x 12.25" 3/4 morocco leather [extremities rubbed], over cloth covered boards. All plates present with 119 interleaved, tissue-guarded color lithographed plates drawn and colored from nature by Theodore Jasper along with index. First ten plates have mainly marginal light waterstains. This holds place as one of the best of the large color ornithologies. The plates are greatly spuperior in rendition to later and cheaper editions. Contents generally VG+ and bright. Vol II ORNITHOLOGY OR THE SCIENCE OF BIRDS from the text of Dr Brehm with two hundred twelve illustrations from Jasper, Theodore. Tissue covered. All plates done in single tint. All are present with a few marginally foxed though the images are VG. Text is uniformly lightly toned though the plates are bright. Both are in original bindings. 341 drawings in all, some of which are full page while some leaves have multiple drawings. .

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        IS HE POPENJOY

      1878. In Three Volumes. London: Chapman & Hall, 1878. Bound in full dark brown straight-grained morocco. 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 bound by Zaehnsdorf, with half-titles but without the Vol I or Vol II ad leaves, in full brown straight-grained morocco, gilt-paneled spines, marbled endpapers with elaborate gilt dentelles. 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 -- and then had to be rebound. The volumes are in near-fine condition (very minor wear at a few edges), which is rather remarkable in that this binding is probably more than a century old. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 49.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Oeuvres Completes de Moliere. Nouvelle Edition accompagnee de Notes tirees de tous les Commentateurs avec des Remarques nouvelles par M. Felix Lemaistre. Precede de la Vie de Moliere par Voltaire. HANDSOME SET IN PRETTY FRENCH PERIOD BINDING

      Garnier Freres, Paris, [1878]. 3 vols., sm. 8vo., handsomely bound in green half morocco, marbled boards, backs gilt with five raised bands, second and third compartments lettered and numbered in gilt, red sprinkled edges, marbled endpapers, red & white striped silk markers, a most attractive set ideal as a gift or for presentation. A lovely set in delightful French period binding . Catalogs: literature.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        LES BORDS DE L'ADRIATIQUE ET LE MONTENEGRO (......)

      Paris Hachette 1878 In folio Pagine 639 Bellissima legatura in piena percalina rossa editoriale. Piatti splendidamente impressi e decorati in rosso, nero ed oro. Leone alato e stemmi, titolo ai piatti ed al dorso finemente decorato, sguardie occhio di pavone occhiello, frontespizio in due colori. Tagli dorati. 257 incisioni in legno nel testo e fuori testo. 7 carte geografiche. Ottima e fresca copia. Descrive ed illustra le terre percorse in un viaggio lungo le coste dell"Adriatico. Parte da Venezia (Chioggia e Trieste) verso l"Istria, il Quarnaro, la Dalmazia e il Montenegro, poi ritorna sulla costa italiana e, da Ravenna, raggiunge Otranto attraversando le regioni che costeggiano il mare. Splendida l'iconografia, in ottimo stato, sporadiche fioriture nelle prime ed ultime carte. Importante e scarsamente reperibile.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Segni nel Tempo]
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        Excursion Views of Narragansett Bay and Block Island Published by Excursion View Co. Providence, R.I. Patented (JUN 11) 1878 Clay & Co. Buffalo N.Y

      New York, 1878. No Binding. Very Good. Two chromo-lithograph panoramas, each approximately 33 feet long, in wooden box with 4 turning handles in fine modern replicas and two glazed viewing windows on opposite sides, each 3 1/8 x 9 inches; bright original color; minor mends to panels at the ends of each roll; overall excellent condition. Delicately beautiful, evocative panorama box with two viewing windows of the coastline of Narragansett Bay, including its cities, town and ports, and of part of the shoreline of Block Island as well. It is very rare: we know of only two in museum collections (one being the Mellon Collection at Yale) and one in private hands. The attractive wooden box contains two long, paper scrolls each 33 feet in length, chromolithographed with attractive, detailed panoramic views depicting the coasts of Narragansett Bay and Block Island in the full brilliance of mid summer. Executed with considerable artistic subtlety and enlivened with all manner of period detail, this extraordinary rolling panorama provides a virtually unique evocation of some of New England's most beautiful coastline. By turning knobs on the top of the box, a scroll is rolled from one rod to the other, providing the viewer with a moving view through the glass window, as though one were sailing along the coast. This object, especially in view of its high level of quality, was almost certainly made expressly for members of America's social commercial elite of the Gilded Age, who were well on their way at the time in making the Newport the place of choice for their summer residences. Throughout, significant features are named - towns, rivers, industries, large rocks, forts, lighthouses and even some hotels and private homes. The development of Block Island, Point Judith and other areas as resort destinations is reflected in the large, Gilded Age hotels depicted there. Also, identified and particularly well-detailed are numerous steam ships and sailboats. The skylines of the area's cities-Newport, Bristol, Fall River, Jamestown, and Providence (a partial view)--are all re-created in excellent detail. The first scroll takes the viewer from Providence on a route following the eastern coast of Narragansett Bay, up into Mount Hope Bay, then along the western shore of Rhode Island proper. After passing Newport (the view of the town is particularly fine) the viewer "sails" out and around Block Island. The second scroll picks up where the first left off at Block Island's U.S. Signal Station Light House and returns to Narragansett Bay. This time, the route takes the viewer into the bay via a western approach, circling Canonicut Island before traveling down the western shore, ending at Sassafras Point across the river from Providence. A small map is attached to the bottom of the box delineating these routes.

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        GEMS OF AMERICAN SCENERY, CONSISTING OF STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS AMONT THE WHITE MOUNTAINS. WITH DESCRIPTIVE TEXT

      New York.: Harroun & Bierstadt., 1878. ...99pp...Dark brown cloth boards, embossed design, gilt lettering on front cover and spine...Illustrated in sepia tone with 24 stereoscopic photos using th Artotype Process patented in 1876...Includes photoplated map of the White Mountains drawn by H. F. Krause...Book comes with fold-out viewing lenses in front in very good condition, instructions on how to use them, creates almost a 3-D effect on stereos...Appended to each picture is a short description of the place it represents, containing many facts which may interest the reader...Text block in gilt...A really neat book.... Hard Cover.. Near Fine.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        Le Triboulet

      Lampre Bld Hausmann Paris 1878 - Hebdomadaire ayant paru de 1878 à 1894. Journal satirique de tendance légitimiste, son directeur a été mainte fois condamné pour ses attaques contre le président de la république. Le journal présente de nombreuses chroniques littéraires, théâtrales, politiques etc. Une très intéressante rubrique mondaine et héraldique. Nous proposons ici, 11 volumes reliés regroupant tous le numéros du 1 de 1878 au 52 de 1889 soit les douze premières années de parutions de l'ouvrage. Reliure uniforme 1/2 chagrin bleu-marine, titres dorés, dos à 5 nerfs, fleurs de lys dans les caissons, le tout en très bon état, une seule garde manquante sur l'ensemble des volumes. D'autres renseignements sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, TO MRS. LANG

      [London]. 9 January [ca. 1878].. Three pages, in ink, on a single folded octavo lettersheet. Old folds for mailing, two small spots of mounting residue in corners of 4th (blank) panel, otherwise near fine. To "Mrs. Lang," i.e. Leonora Blanche Alleyne (Mrs. Andrew) Lang. A cordial social letter, reading in part: "I am very sorry you should have had the trouble of writing two notes. I have but very recently returned from abroad, & have not been back to the Athenaeum. It will give me great pleasure to dine with you on Thursday 31st....With kind regards to your husband - Very truly yours H. James...." James and the Langs were acquainted socially, though Lang, as a critic, was not always sympathetic to James's novels. In the Online Calendar of James correspondence, this letter is recorded in the form of a typed transcript in the Edel Papers, and noted there as unpublished.

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        Gems of American Scenery, consisting of Stereocopic Views among the White Mountains. With descriptive text. Illustrations by the Artotype Process

      New York: Harroun & Bierstadt, [1878]. Octavo. (7 3/4 x 5 inches). Printed in red and black. Double-page lithographed map with integral cross-section printed in brown and black after H. F. Krause, 24 photographic stereoviews, each with facing page of explanatory text, all printed on coated thin card, 1 oval photographic illustration on leaf preceeding the title. Publisher's brown cloth, upper cover and spine decoratively blocked in black and titled in gilt, with a stereoscopic viewer built into the binding as a flap attached to the inside front cover (front hinge neatly repaired). One of very few American books (if not the only) illustrated with stereoviews and a built-in viewer. A lovely photographically- illustrated book of views in the White Mountains, including stereoview images of Plymouth, New Hampshire; The Flume; The Pool; The Basin; The Old Man of the Mountain; Profile Lake; Echo Lake; Beecher's Cottage; Elephant's Head and Gate of the Notch; View from the Gate of the Notch; Ripley's Falls; White Mountain Notch from Mt. Willey; Willey House; Upper Falls of the Ammonoosuc; Mt. Washington Railway and Summit; View from Mt. Washington Carriage Road; Mt. Washington from the Glen; Emerald Pool; Thompson's Cascades; Crystal Cascade; Glen Ellis Falls; North Conway, N.H.; The Cathedral; and Centre Harbor, N.H. The possibly unique feature of the present work is the combination of the stereocards with a 'mechanism' which allows the cards to be viewed: the front flap of the binding includes two lenses, and when the book is opened to any of the stereocards, and the flap is held in the correct poistion then "the beautiful natural effect which the Stereoscope will produce" becomes evident. The book was clearly a novelty when it was published, as the publishers felt it necessary to include instructions (with an illustration) on how to use the book. Van Haaften Bulletin, New York Public Library (Spring 1977), no. 369.

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        Political Economy

      American Book Company NY: American Book Company, 1878. Rare 1st US edition; we have not heard of or found record of any other copy. This is the primer which is partially an abridgement of Jevons' major work, 'The Theory of Political Economy'. Has a 2-page Preface with apparently the same text as the London edition of this work (same year), dated 31st January, 1878. This is the only date in the book. Part of a series by American Book Company (published by Macmillan in London), 'Science Primers', edited by Professors Huxley, Roscoe, and Balfour Stewart. 6" x 4", in brick cloth over flexible boards, titles stamped in black. Front and rear ep's are ads. Vg-; hinges repaired, grease spot on front endpapers, spine ends a little worn. 134 pp. + 8 pp. ads, in addition to those on the ep's. From the press of D. Appleton & Co.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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        The Chronicles of Barsetshire [The Warden, Barchester Towers, Doctor Thorne, Framley Parsonage, The Small House at Allington, The Last Chronicle of Barset]

      London: Chapman and Hall, [1878] 1879. First Collected Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. A Very Good + copy of the Scarce Collected Edition of Anthony Trollope's Barsetshire Novels (modest edge wear and a spot to the boards here and there, prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown of each Volume, presentation inscription to Volume , Framley Parsonage either a bit faded or, more likely, published in a variant cloth color); the only "Collected Edition" of Trollope works published during the author's lifetime and the reason that The Small House at Allington is considered a Barsetshire work. Though they were published over a period of years with various numbers of books coming between the publication of any one of the works and the next, and though Trollope intended neither that the works constitute a serial novel, nor that they --- other than the first two tales --- need be read in any particular order, he was quite anxious that his beloved Barsetshire novels be published in a uniform set. As Trollope did not himself consider "The Small House at Allington" to be a Barsetshire Novel, their collected edition originally was to include only six volumes. The series' publisher, Chapman and Hall strongly urged that "The Small House at Allington" (which does include appearances by some Barsetshire characters) be included in the edition. Trollope consented to their entreaties, thus making the set a full eight volumes. All of the various copyright holders ultimately consented to the edition's publication. The venture was not a commercial success. Only 750 full sets were printed and the volumes were individually offered for sale. (The earliest issues of Volume I, II, and III were printed prior to the decision to include" The Small House" in the series and thus the series title pages declared that only 6 volumes were to be published. As each volume in the set offered here declares 8 volumes to be in the series, those three volumes, and perhaps all 8 volumes, are from the second issue of the set, bound in identical format to the first issue and containing the first edition sheets, thereby making this set the first edition, second issue. A third publication of the set, bound in red boards, is a reprint and do not contain the first edition sheets.) As the venture did not achieve commercial success, copies of the first edition, whether the first of second issue, are quite scarce. Copies in their original cloth, as is offered here, are especially difficult to find. A Very Good + set, QUITE SCARCE. [This is a heavy set so shipping will be higher than the shipping price quoted on this site.]

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        THE WINE GROWERS & WINE-COOPERS' MANUAL. With plans and alcoholic tables

      London, Wm Tegg & Co., 1878.. FIRST UK EDITION 1878, 8vo, author's coat of arms on title page, a few illustrations in the text, chiefly sections of stills, pages: xv, (1), 166 including index, plus 5 pages of adverts, in the original publisher's burgundy black stamped decorated cloth, lettered gilt on upper cover and spine, pale yellow endpapers. Spine slightly faded, spine gilt dull, head and tail of spine slightly worn with tiny nicks to cloth, small piece torn off front endpaper, early name at top of title page, title page lightly browned, contents clean and bright. A very good tight copy. First published in New York in 1877, the author was associated for 24 years with a prominent wine firm in Sicily. The information on sherry is based on Hardman's personal visit to that area in 1869. The book covers viticulture, especially soils, the culture of vines and wine making, distillation, alcoholometry, casks and their treatment. See Gabler, Wine into Words, page 120, G23070. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Album of Sketches and Photographs from HMS Druid and HMS Boxer, 1874-1878

      circa, 1878.. Thick small folio album, with a wonderful selection of sketches signed "E.H. Arden" or "E.A.H.", as well as photographs and track charts; in total 32 ink sketches ranging from a large 17 x 24 cm to one tiny thumbnail (but most around 10 x 20 cm); 6 photographs including one of Navy officers with Arden himself marked; 15 views on shore (most of plantations and polite society); 11 track charts from the voyaging of HMS Boxer in 1877; 5 cartoons in the style of "Punch"; 2 plans of the wardroom of HMS Druid (before and after); and a silhouette of a British Naval officer;all tipped onto the thick card leaves of a fine contemporary album, occasional manuscript notes, some foxing, but otherwise excellent. A fascinating and important album, with sketches and photographs by the Royal Navy officer Edward H. Arden, detailing the voyage of HMS Druid to the West Indies in 1874-5, and of HMS Boxer to the Ivory Coast and Southern Atlantic Ocean in 1877-8. Almost certainly assembled as a family keepsake, the album shows Arden to be an accomplished topographical artist, while the photographs, in particular, are rare images of the British Navy in this era.The first part includes sketches from Arden's voyage to the West Indies on the corvette HMS Druid, launched in 1869. There are fine sketches of St Kitts, Barbados, Antigua and other West Indian locales, as well as many images of life in the plantation houses of St Kitts, in particular: one delightful scene shows people playing croquet before a grand house. An especially good sketch depicts a waterfall in Martinique, while a third shows Fort de France with, in the background, the rough outlines of the statue of the Empress Josephine.This section also includes, unusually, a fine photograph of HMS Druid, as well as two shots which can be assumed to show the officers and crew of the vessel: one man holding the ship's dog is marked with an "X", and is almost certainly Arden himself (the final image in the whole volume is an un-captioned silhouette, and this is most likely the young officer as well).The second half of the album is an even more detailed account of his time on HMS Boxer, launched in 1868. This section has many track charts of their voyages, and the sketches are particularly interesting regarding his long stays on the African coast from Liberia to the mouth of the River Congo. For example, one fascinating image shows, in Arden's words, the Navy vessels Pioneer, Boxer, and Avon, "destroying the village of Imblama, River Niger, Aug 17 1877" (there is also a pencil version of the same scene). It was a time of great unrest in the region, and towns including Abo, Onitsha, Atani, and Aguleri were bombarded by the Navy during this period, but it is not often that one sees such vivid visual testimony (see Encyclopedia of African History, p. 675).Also included are five skilful cartoons, which are all very much in the style of Punch.Records are not very detailed, but Arden appears to have died of yellow fever in September 1879 while still serving on HMS Boxer (a contemporary report of his death is dated Halifax, Nova Scotia). Given that at least one of the sketches is taken from a letter written by Arden, and particularly considering that the final photograph shows a marked grave (in an unknown cemetery), it is quite possible that this album was prepared by his family as a keepsake of his many accomplished drawings.The sketches in this volume are unusually accomplished, and taken as a whole, the album represents a real insight into not only these two voyages to such important destinations, but a snapshot of naval life in the 1870s. The fact that a photograph (and perhaps even a silhouette) of Arden himself is also included, is most unusual for such albums, making this an uncommonly complete archive. A full listing is available on request.

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        How the "Mastiffs" went to Iceland

      Virtue & co 1878 - Good hardcover, no DJ. 1878. Previous owner's name on end papers. Beginning pages are foxed with inner pages showing lighter foxing. Text is otherwise unmarked. Binding is tight. Covers show light fraying on edges. Tipped in photo missing on page 43.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Picturesque Europe. A Delination by Pen & Pencil of the Natural Features & the Picturesque & Historical Places of Great Britain & the Continent. Illustrated on Steel & Wood by European & American Artists.

      New York: D. Appleton & Co., nd 1875- 1878 - (1875-1878). First Edition. Two volumes, 4to (13" x 10 1/4"), pp.vi,iv,488; (ii),iv,460. 21 + 22 steel engraved plates & full page & in text wood engraved illustrations thruout. A third volume was added in 1879, not present here. Original publisher's half brown morocco & gilt titled cloth. Marbled endpapers & all edges gilt. Corners & extremities worn, one tailcap partially worn otherwise backstrips & caps good. Some scuffs & rubbing to leather & cloth. Joints starting but bindings strong & solid. Gilt bright on backstrips & upper sides. Contents fresh & clean with slight age toning & some offset from plates. Verso of one plate with offset from pressed flower not affecting the image. Internally crisp & unmarked; the first two volumes complete including all blanks. H5252 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DIRECTORY Of The CITY Of SAN JOSE, For 1878. Containing a General Register of the Names of All Residents and a Classified Business Directory, Together with a Historical Sketch of the City, a General Review of Its Progress, and a Variety of Statistical Information. Also a Directory of Santa Clara

      San Jose:: Published by Cottle & Wright, Printers, 338 First Street.. 1878.. 8vo. 1st edition (Rocq 13742). 336 pp. Inserted advert leaf after p. 212.. Recent black leather spine, gilt title lettering, over printed paper-wrapped boards. Advert eps.. Volume has been restored, with paper repairs to first 3 gatherings,. leaves of which have abrasions/stains/imperfections. Some holes in. text to pp 31-32, 37-42, where printed presidential portraits had. been previously been affixed. Pencil annotations throughout. A Good. - Good Plus copy.. Rare San Jose city directory from the 1870s, and apparently the 4th published (implied by Quebedeaux, p. 177). Rocq records just one holding (CA Hist. Soc.), with OCLC showing no institutional holdings. Not in the Norris Catalogue. No copies to auction the past 30+ years. . 8 cuts depicting divers San Jose buildings (primarily schools). Some illustrated adverts.

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        UBER SPINALGANGLIEN UND RUCKENMARK DES PETROMYZON [ON THE SPINAL GANGLIA AND SPINAL CORD OF PETROMYZON]

      [Hof- und Staatsdruckerei] [1878], [Vienna] - Offprint from SITZUNGSBERICHTE DER MATHEMATISCH-NATURWISSENSCHAFTLICHEN CLASSE DER KAISERLICHEN AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN, LXXVIII, Band I. Original brown printed wraps bound into black buckram with gilt lettering on the front cover; 87 pages and 4 folding lithograph plates by F. Schima after Freud. The First Separate Edition of Freud's third paper, published while still a medical student under the guidance of physiologist Ernst von Brucke. Freud's work was a significant contribution to the data used by the scientific community to establish the evolutionary continuity of all organisms. Freud's drawings also convey his belief in the persistence of primitive structures in the fully developed organism, a connection brought to greater light by his reference to this very study when illustrating the concept of Fixation in his INTRODUCTORY LECTURES ON PSYCHOANALYSIS. Minor chipping to the wrappers; slight foxing to margins of plates. Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Fables Choisies Tirees des Metamorphoses d'Ovide.,Paris,F. De Nobele Libraire-Editeur,1878

      F. De Nobele Libraire-Editeur 1878 Illustrations by Bernard Picart. French Text. Paris, 1878; 2 vol., paperback, pp. 340, b/w ill., cm 30x37,5. francaise paperback

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        Conchyliologie des terrains Tertiaires de la Belgique. Première Partie: Terrain Pliocène Scaldisien.

      Bruxelles, Acad. Royale de Belgique, 1878-1881. 2 volumes (text & atlas). Folio. pp. lv, 263, with a lithographed portrait frontispiece of the author and 28 (2 double-page) lithographed plates. Publisher's printed boards. B.M. (Nat. Hist.) III, 1459. All published of this beautifully produced monograph, the excellent plates are by the author and lithographed by Severeyns, one of the most famous Belgian lithographers of the period. The work was published in the 'Annales du Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique, Tome III'.

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        Under the Window

      George Routledge, London, 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Pictorial boards with wear at edges of boards. Soiling in a few spots in margins, but generally clean and bright; binding a little shaken and loose. The first issue with 'End of Contents" on page 14 and the imprint on the verso of title page. With a signed note from Greenaway, 11 Pemberton Gardens, dated 21 Nov, 1881 and a lithographed card, with an attractive Greenaway illustration, laid in. The first of the two books that Greenaway both wrote and illustrated, and the book that touched off the Greenaway vogue in book illustration. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Children's; Inventory No: 042819. .

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        INDIAN HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY, AND GENEALOGY: PERTAINING TO THE GOOD SACHEM MASSASOIT OF THE WAMPANOAG TRIBE, AND HIS DESCENDANTS WITH AN APPENDIX.

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

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        The Third Book of Records of the Town of Southampton, Long Island, N.Y., with other Ancient Documents of Historic Value

      John H. Hunt Printer Sag-Harbor, NY: John H. Hunt, Printer. 1878. First. First edition. 6 leaves, VIII, 411, XIX pp. With a folded map. 23.5 cm. Complete. Owner's signature and stamp in neat ink on the front free endpaper. Brown publishers' cloth, gilt spine title. Loose at the hinges, soiling to the board edges and spine, shallow fraying to the spine ends, corners bumped, else a clean and tight, very good copy, with scattered spotting to the map. Very scarce in the trade. .

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        Is HE POPENJOY? A Novel

      London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1878.. 8vo. 7-3/4" x 5". 1st edition (Sadleir 49). 3 volumes (vii, [1 (blank)], 301, [3]; vii, [1 (blank)], 297, [3]; vii, [1 (blank)], 319, [1 (blank)] pp). Advert leaf at rear of Vols I & II.. Original publisher's terra-cotta silk-grained cloth with boards blocked in black, and gilt stamped title lettering to spine. Pale yellow eps.. Spines darkened. Hinges to Vols I & III professionally, and. unobtrusively, strengthened. PO book labels to front paste-down.. All-in-all, a quite nice VG+ triple-decker, and quite scarce thus.. Another Trollope 'pot-boiler', which "hinges on an inheritance plot". Yada, yada, yada, surprize (!) "... all comes well." Perhaps of most interest to today's reader is "Trollope's blistering prejudiced satire on the emergent women's movement and their absurb leaders, the German Baroness Banmann and the American Doctor Olivia Q. Fleabody." [Sutherland, Victorian Fiction]. When Sadleir first published his Trollope bibliography in 1928, Popenjoy was not considered by him to be a truly 'scarce' book, except in Fine condition, for he noted that most of the intial print run went to libraries. So we feel confident, here 83 years later, concluding that this set is one of the nicest offered in recent history.

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        History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic; History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain; History of the Reign of Charles the Fifth; History of the Conquest of Mexico; History of the Conquest

      . Bound in publisher's original red leather and red cloth with the spines stamped in gilt. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Five raised bands on the spines. All volumes have the previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown endpapers. Minor wear to the extremities. Book condition: Very good condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        VEGA

      Stockholm Central-Tryckeriet. 1880s. Lithograph 39 x 48,5 cm. The whole board 47 x 58,5 cm. The lithograph is pasted to a blue-painted card board. The paper is browned. The back of the card board quite rough. A few minor brown spots and a couple of small scratches to the image.. A beautiful image of Adolf Erik Nordenskiölds ship Vega. Above the image of the ship there are portraits of Nordenskiöld and the ship´s captain Adolf Arnold Louis Palander, as well as insets depicting the North Cape and the East Cape (Östkap). Nordenskiöld was the first to navigate the North East Passage all the way from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean in the years 1878-1880. Rare image

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        Reports Upon the Survey of the United States and the Possessions of Great Britain from the Lake of the Woods to the Summit of the Rocky Mountains, Authorized by an Act of Congress Approved March 19, 1872

      Washington, D. C., Government Printing Office, 1878. First Edition. Illustrated with 7 folding reconnaissance maps at the rear, profiles, numerous tissue guarded plates, and many tables. Bound in publisher's original green cloth with the covers stamped in blind and the spine stamped in gilt. Previous owner's name and notation in ink on the front pastedown endpaper, otherwise interior is clean and bright. Book condition: Very good condition

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        SEOLA.

      Lee & Shepard [Boston], Charles T. Dillingham [New York]. 1878. (1878: Lee & Shepard).. 1st edition. 251pp. 16mo. Dark green cloth with gilt-lettered & decorated spine. Dark brown endpapers. Title page has a presentation from the author's daughter ('For my dear Mrs. Speed from her admiring and affectionate friend Julie Burnett Stevens - Boston Mass Nov. 8, 1921. And fate was kind!'). Julie Burnett Smith Stevens, the wife of Boston attorney Oliver Crocker Stevens, was the daughter of the author and ex-governor of Vermont, John Gregory Smith. Regarded by some as science fiction, and by others (some Jehovah's Witnesses in particular) as a religious revelation by a fallen angel to the author. The book presents an account of the conditions on earth prior to the Biblical flood. Bottom 2' of the spine a little darkened, top edge dusty, a minor bump & a little wear along the edge of the back cover o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. SEE SCAN.

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        History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic; History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain; History of the Reign of Charles the Fifth; History of the Conquest of Mexico; History of the Conquest

      London, George Routledge and Sons, 1878. . Bound in publisher's original red leather and red cloth with the spines stamped in gilt. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Five raised bands on the spines. All volumes have the previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown endpapers. Minor wear to the extremities. Book condition: Very good condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        DIRECTORY Of The CITY Of SAN JOSE, For 1878. Containing a General Register of the Names of All Residents and a Classified Business Directory, Together with a Historical Sketch of the City, a General Review of Its Progress, and a Variety of Statistical Information. Also a Directory of Santa Clara

      Published by Cottle & Wright Printers 338 First Street. San Jose:: Published by Cottle & Wright, Printers, 338 First Street.. 1878.. 8vo. 1st edition (Rocq 13742). 336 pp. Inserted advert leaf after p. 212.. Recent black leather spine, gilt title lettering, over printed paper-wrapped boards. Advert eps.. Volume has been restored, with paper repairs to first 3 gatherings,. leaves of which have abrasions/stains/imperfections. Some holes in. text to pp 31-32, 37-42, where printed presidential portraits had. been previously been affixed. Pencil annotations throughout. A Good. - Good Plus copy.. Rare San Jose city directory from the 1870s, and apparently the 4th published (implied by Quebedeaux, p. 177). Rocq records just one holding (CA Hist. Soc.), with OCLC showing no institutional holdings. Not in the Norris Catalogue. No copies to auction the past 30+ years. . 8 cuts depicting divers San Jose buildings (primarily schools). Some illustrated adverts.

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        Reports Upon the Survey of the United States and the Possessions of Great Britain from the Lake of the Woods to the Summit of the Rocky Mountains, Authorized by an Act of Congress Approved March 19, 1872

      First Edition. Illustrated with 7 folding reconnaissance maps at the rear, profiles, numerous tissue guarded plates, and many tables. Bound in publisher's original green cloth with the covers stamped in blind and the spine stamped in gilt. Previous owner's name and notation in ink on the front pastedown endpaper, otherwise interior is clean and bright. Book condition: Very good condition

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        [Circular broadside]: Dear Sir: It is proposed to have an informal meeting at Saratoga, N.Y., on Wednesday morning, August 21, 1878, to consider the feasibility and expediency of establishing an AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

      Simeon E. Baldwin and others [New Haven, Conn.?]: Simeon E. Baldwin (and others). 1878. First. First edition. Single small printed quarto leaf (approximately 8.5" x 10"). Old inoffensive folds, a small tear, slight age-toning, a very good or better example. Archivally dry-mounted, and matted, easily removable. The circular letter that was the foundation document of the American Bar Association, proposing a meeting, suggested by a state bar association, to found an American Bar Association. With three paragraphs, followed by two columns of fourteen names, printed in type, this circular announces the birth of the American Bar Association. According to the ABA website: "The ABA was founded on August 21, 1878, in Saratoga Springs, New York, by 100 lawyers from 21 states. The legal profession as we know it today barely existed at that time. Lawyers were generally sole practitioners who trained under a system of apprenticeship. There was no national code of ethics; there was no national organization to serve as a forum for discussion of the increasingly intricate issues involved in legal practice." Among the fourteen lawyers whose names are printed within this circular the following are especially notable: Benjamin H. Bristow, first Solicitor General of the United States; William Maxwell Evarts, statesman and the first President of the New York Bar Association; Stanley Matthews, Supreme Court Justice; Lyman Trumbull, Illinois jurist and politician; and John Randolph Tucker, Virginia Attorney General and legal scholar. [ANB]. The scarcity of this circular is no doubt made evident by the following statement within the letter: "This circular will be sent to a few members of the Bar in each State, whom, it is thought, such a project might interest." A circular letter that represents a singular moment in time when American lawyers organized themselves into a profession rather than a loosely aligned trade. .

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        AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED and AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED

      Boston, 7 March 1878. paper. Normal light creases. A Fine example from this noted author and doctor. On a (6-7/8" x 9") piece of paper the author has written the following seven-line stanza from one of his best known poems "The Chambered Nautilus": "Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,/As the swift seasons roll!/Leave thy low-vaulted past!/Let each new temple, nobler than the last,/Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast,/Till thou at length art free,/Leaving thine outgrown shell by lifeís unresting sea!" Below this he has SIGNED "Oliver Wendell Holmes/Boston, March 10th 1888." On the verso of the paper (though not on the exact reverse side of the poem, so that one could cut the paper and have two separate autographed pieces), is a brief AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Holmes to a Miss Wright: "It gives one pleasure to comply with our slight request. Please turn this leaf. Very truly yours OW Holmes. Boston, March 10th 1888. The nautilus is a sea creature that lives inside a spiral shell. As it grows, it makes new, larger chambers of its shell in which to live, closing off the old chambers and gradually forming a spiral. Holmes uses the nautilus as a metaphor for the human soul, emphasizing the idea that humans expand their horizons until they achieve the spiritual freedom of heaven or the afterlife. One of the most enduring nature poems of the nineteenth century, "The Chambered Nautilus" was first published in the periodical THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY and then in book form in Holmes's 1858 classic THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST TABLE.

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