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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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        The Works of Thomas de Quincey

      Edinburgh - Adam and Charles Black, 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound collection of the essays of Thomas de Quincey. Fourth edition. Containing Confessions of an Opium-Eater, Recollections of the Lakes and Lake Poets Coleridge, Wordsworth and Southey, Last Days of Immanuel Kant and other Writing, The English Mail Coach and other writings, Dr Samuel Parr or Whiggism in its Relations to Literature and other writings, Richard Bentley and other writings, Protestantism and Other Essays, Leaders in Literature with a Notice of Traditional Errors affecting Them, The Caesars and Other Papers, Style and Rhetoric and Other papers, Coleridge and Opium-Eating and other writings, Speculations Literary and Philosophic, The Art of Conversation and Other Papers, Autobiographic Sketches 1790-1803, Biographies of Shakespeare, Pope, Goethe and Schiller and on the Political Parties of Modern England, and the supplementary volume Suspiria de Profundis. Illustrated throughout withtwelve plates (collated complete). Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821) is an autobiographical account about his laudanum (opium and alcohol) addiction and its effect on his life. The Confessions was the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him fame almost overnight. . . The Confessions maintained a place of primacy in De Quincey's literary output, and his literary reputation, from its first publication; it went through countless editions, with only occasional intervals of a few years, and was often translated. Since there was little systematic study of narcotics until long after his death, De Quincey's account assumed an authoritative status and actually dominated the scientific and public views of the effects of opium for several generations. Bookplate of H. W. Eyres to front pastedowns. Complete in sixteen volumes. Condition: In blue cloth bindings. Externally sound, though wih some marks and bumping. Four hinges strainedInternally, generally firmly bound, althoughbinding strained in places (particularly to volume I). Pages are bright, though with some scattered patches of foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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      London: Strahan & Co. Ltd., n.d. [1878 on the fr. cover], published in "Strahan's Boy's & Girl's Annual").  First edition, 23.5 x 18cm (large 8vo), in publisher's dark red morocco-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine (blind borders & central device only to rear), chocolate ep.s, 384 ((viii) & 384 pp. (paginated in 2 parts) w/3 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Arthur Hughes for "Curdie," 80 wood engravings by C. Laplante after Paul Philippoteaux for "Hector," & frontis & 66 wood engravings after other artists.  Printed in Southwark by McCorquodale & Co., this is the 9th & final vol. in the series & contains the Jan.-Dec. 1877 monthly issues of "Good Things: A Picturesque Magazine for Boys and Girls," & features the complete 1st printings of MacDonald's sequel to "The Princess and the Goblin" & the 1st English translation of Verne's story.  Inscribed to recto of fr. ep.: "Maude Mary Jones on her birthday, 1879."  Binding Very Good (expertly rebacked w/the original spine laid down & hinges mended, rear cover moderately soiled, & edges of ep.s mended); contents Very Good (mended tear to bottom of p.379 [part 2]). Bulloch 714, Shaberman 40(xv).

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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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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      London: Strahan & Co. Ltd., n.d. [1878 on the fr. cover] - First edition, 23.5 x 18cm (large 8vo), in publisher's dark red morocco-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine (blind borders & central device only to rear), chocolate ep.s, 384 ((viii) & 384 pp. (paginated in 2 parts) w/3 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Arthur Hughes for "Curdie," 80 wood engravings by C. Laplante after Paul Philippoteaux for "Hector," & frontis & 66 wood engravings after other artists. Printed in Southwark by McCorquodale & Co., this is the 9th & final vol. in the series & contains the Jan.-Dec. 1877 monthly issues of "Good Things: A Picturesque Magazine for Boys and Girls," & features the complete 1st printings of MacDonald's sequel to "The Princess and the Goblin" & the 1st English translation of Verne's story. Inscribed to recto of fr. ep.: "Mande Mary Jones on her birthday, 1879." Binding Very Good (expertly rebacked w/the original spine laid down & hinges mended, moderate soiling to rear cover, & edges of ep.s mended); contents Very Good (mended tear to bottom of p.379 [part 2]). Bulloch 714, Shaberman 40(xv). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        Studer's Popular Ornithology. The Birds of North America: Drawn and Colored from Life...One Hundred and Nineteen Colored Plates, Representing Upwards of Seven Hundred Different Species...Including a Popular Account of their Habits and Characteristics

      Columbus, OH: Jacob H. Studer & Co., 1878. One of the most popular books on birds of the late nineteenth & early twentieth century, featuring bright full-color chromolithographed plates. This first edition, 1878, is considered to have considerably superior print quality to later printings. Complete, with 119 full color plates in volume one, 41 bichrome plates in volume two. Big plates, about 9 by 12.5 inches, sometimes with two or more different images in one plate, particularly in the second volume. More formal than naturalistic, though drawn from life; Jasper often arranges birds in groups not to be found in nature, as Wilson did; though Jasper's work is not on a par with Wilson's. Volume one describes individual species while volume two is a more general discussion of birds, their anatomy & habits. Scarce complete, as most have come apart or been taken apart to frame individual plates. Print dealers charge $20-75 and up for INDIVIDUAL prints from these volumes, depending on majesty and visual interest. Large hardcovers, half brown leather over cloth-covered boards, gilt titling & decoration. Two volumes, complete. Copyright 1875; first edition, published in 1878 in Columbus, Ohio, by Jacob H. Studer. Good, worn, hinges mended, edges rubbed & chipped, minor foxing; heads of spines chipped; some chipping to page edges; corner missing from text page 67/8, missing a little bit of text. Text clean; [4], 182 pages + 8 page index, 119 color plates; [6], 156 pages + 41 bichrome plates.. First Edition. Half leather. Good. Illus. by Theodore Jasper. 12½" by 15". Set.

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      London: Richard Bentley, 1878, 1882, 1890. Very good+. First editions Eight volumes. Uniformly bound by Mudie in quarter brown morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and rules Quite scarce with all eight volumes assembled.& Fanny Kemble (1809-93) was author of the famous antislavery Journal of a Residence on a Georgia Plantation in 1838-1839.

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      [Vienna]: [Hof- und Staatsdruckerei], [1878]. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor chipping to the wrappers; slight foxing to margins of plates. Near Fine. 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.

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        The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States in their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects

      Philadelphia and Boston: Chas. Robson & Co. and L. Prang & Co. , 1878-80. First Edition A Near Fine Four Volume Set, complete. Series I (Vols. I & II), Series II (Vols. I & II.) Octavo (7.75 x 10.75 inches, 197 x 273 mm). Original brown publisher's cloth with gilt lettering to cover and spine. Slight sunning and very minor cracking to spines, else sound. Dark Green coated endpapers. & Series I (Vol. I , 1878), Pp. 192 plus 48 Fine original large and showy chromolithographed plates by L. Prang & Co., Boston. Very minor offset to verso of plates, but as they were printed on a coated stock, the face of all of the plates remains fresh and clean, without faults. & Series I (Vol. II, 1879), Pp. 200 plus 48 plates, in similar condition to Vol. I. & Series II (Vol. l, 1880), Pp. 196 plus 48 fine plates. & Series II (Vol. II, 1880), Pp. 204 plus 48 fine plates.& Professor Thomas Meehan, Editor of the Gardeners' Monthly, which was to become Meehan's Monthly by the late 19th-Century, satisfied American's burgeoning interest in domestic horticulture with this work, the first comprehensive presentation of the native plant species. This varied treatise, the first of its kind, was produced for a wide circle of gardeners, not the strict horticulturist or botanist, and is aptly presented by American's venerable printing firm of L. Prang and Co. in Boston. The democratic medium of chromolithography is best utilized to illustrate the varied richness of the multitude of flowers, both wild and cultivated in America's 19th Century gardens and landscapes. &

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        The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States in Their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects. COMPLETE TWO VOLUMES BOUND IN FOUR BOOKS

      Boston.: L. Prang and Company.. Copyright 1878.. TWO VOLUMES IN FOUR BOOKS. 192 chromolithographic plates with tissue guards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, ix+192pp v+200pp v+204pp ix+196pp, 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches, gilt lettered leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Ex-library with markings to lower spines, label to front pastedowns, withdrawn stamp to copyright page, and perforated stamp to a few pages (not affecting plates). Cover extremities rubbed, front joint of three of the volumes is cracked, previous owner's name in ink to front fly leaf and in pencil to inner margin of Preface page, occasional faint offsetting to text pages; overall the interior is in very good, clean condition with bright plates. Thomas Meehan (1826-1901) was born in England in 1826 and at age 20 was offered a position at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. After two years at Kew he emigrated, settling in Germantown, Pennsylvania, where he started a nursery. His business enterprise prospered as a result of his remarkable expertise, both scientific and commercial, and in 1891 he founded a botanical journal, Meehan’s Monthly. The four volume Native Flowers and Ferns of 1878 is viewed as a landmark publication due, in part, to the fine chromolithographic plates (48 per volume for a total of 192) by master printer Louis Prang of Boston. Meehan In his Preface writes that the illustrations, painted from life by Alois Lunzer, "will favorably compare with the best hitherto attempted in this country, both as regards scientific accuracy and pictorial excellence." Includes an Index of Common Names and Index of Botanical Names. A significant work in the history of both American botany and American color plate printing (included in Bennett's "Practical Guide to American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books"). .

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      Boston: L. Prang,. Very Good with no dust jacket. (1878)-(1880). Hardcover. Illustrated Books; Chromolithographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; [First Series], vols. 1 & 2, Second Series, vols. 1 & 2. 4to, modern green buckram, A. E. G. With 192 chromolithographic plates on heavy paper, tissue guards. Quite minor dampstaining at extreme bottom gutters of the beginning of Series 1, vol. 1, otherwise crisp, clean & bright. Former owner's signature at head of series II, vol. 1 title page, ex-library stamp on verso of Series I title pages. A nicely bound sharp and clean set. .

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        United States Northern Boundary Commission. Reconnaissance Maps . (Six sheets and Profile) Showing the general features of the topography adjacent to the 49th. parallel from the Lake of the Woods to the Rocky Mountains

      [ 1878].. TOTAL OF SEVEN MAPS AND ONE PROFILE SHEET. Six black and white lithograph maps each approximately 15.25 x 21 inches on sheets 19 x 21.5 inches, folded as issued to 11.5 x 8.25 inches; one black and white map approximately 18 x 9 inches on sheet approximately 22 x 12 inches; profile sheet 16 x 22 inches. Maps are overall clean and crisp, but all have a short tear at middle of left edge just entering image. This has been taped on the verso, but there is no dicoloration to the front of the maps. the usual occasional splitting at folds. This lot comprises the six maps and one profile sheet relating to the Northern Boundary Commission surveys, plus an additional map entitled "Map of the vicinity of the North West Point of the Lake of the Woods", also published by the United Sates Northern Boundary Commission. Map No. 1 starts at the Main divide of the Rocky Mountains, with map no. VI finishing at the Lake of the Woods; the profile sheet shows the height in feet of this route. Each map shows the boundary (marked with mounds and iron pillars), 'trails reconnoitred by parties of Boundary Commission', 'other trails' and wagon roads, plus such interesting features as trading posts, forts and Indian reservations. Among the routes marked are those of Capt. W. J. Twining (1869/1873), Lt. F. V. Greene (1873/74); and the route of C.L. Doolittle (1874). .

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        Reports upon the Survey of the Boundary Between the Territory 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


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        Handwritten presentation to Charles Wellock, embarked on the good ship "Scottish Prince" bound for Townsville, Queensland, Sept. 4th 1878.

      - Printed in gold & blue on sepia background. Extremely scarce ephemera, an early Townsville association. The early emigrant ships arriving in Townsville from 1877-1881 had distinctly Scottish names - Scottish Knight, Scottish Bard, Sir William Wallace, Scottish Prince & Scottish Hero. With a penciled message on the back, "these few lines to you asking it will find you quite well and tell Elizabeth to be a good girl." . 5x7 1/2", a bit browned overall, 2 tiny margin tears repaired archivally.

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        Egypt, descriptive, historical, and picturesque / by G. Ebers ; translated from the original German by Clara Bell ; with an introduction and notes by S. Birch - [complete in 2 large, folio volumes]

      London : Cassell [pref. 1878-1879], 1878-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volume set. Suitable for a gift. Large folios. Brown cloth with gold lettering and Egyptian imprint on front covers. Clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. Ships daily.

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        GOLD-MINES OF MIDIAN AND THE RUINED MIDIANITE CITIES. A Fortnight's Tour in North-western Arabia

      London: C. Keegan Paul & Co., 1878. First edition. With fine black & white illustrations in text and a folding map. 8vo, publisher’s maroon cloth, probable remainder binding without decorative work to the upper cover and without beveled edges, lettered in gilt on the spine. xvi, 398, 30 + 2 ads pp. A scarce find in original cloth, internally quite clean and fresh but for minor offsetting to the edges of the paste-downs and free-flys and a few ad leaves or prelims from moisture, the binding gilt is bright and the edges of the covers with unobtrusive evidence of the old moisture, the book remains a very decent copy withal and is pleasing visually. AN ESPECIALLY INTERESTING BOOK AND SCARCE IN CLOTH. In the relentless pursuit of grand fortune in his waning years Burton traveled in November 1877 into the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula, following the natives' tales of "ruined towns once prosperous with dense populations, of quarries where King Solomon found gold for the walls of the Temple, his drinking vessels, and his lion throne, of turquoise mines..." (Rice, p. 433). What he brought back from this first trip (a second followed in October) was ”not an impressive amount of geological samples but notes"--notes which he quickly put together to form this book. The book was extremely well received at publication, and went into two editions within the next year.

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        The Leavenworth Case: A Lawyer's Story

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons,, 1878. Octavo. Original terracotta cloth, title gilt to the spine and in black to the upper board, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. Housed in a brown linen slipcase with green morocco label. Folding facsimile letter. Slightly rubbed at extremities, spine rolled, partial toning to endpapers. An excellent copy, rare in such nice condition. First edition, the first issue with the correct date on the title page, of "one of the true historical milestones of the genre" of detective fiction (Haycroft, Murder for Pleasure, page 83). "Ellery Queen's" copy with ownership signature to the front free endpaper, and with two short notes in the author's hand, the first reading "Anna Katherine Green. Born in Brooklyn N. Y. Anna Katherine Green Rohlfs. This book was written in New York City, Brooklyn, and other places. Finished in Brooklyn 1877". The second reproducing a paragraph from the concluding section of the book, "Law. It is a principle which every detective recognises that if of a hundred leading circumstances connected with a crime, ninety-nine of these are acts pointing to the suspected party with unerring certainty, but the hundredth equally important act, [is] one which that person could not have performed, the whole fabric of suspicion is destroyed. The Leavenworth Case. Ambition". Green's The Leavenworth Case ended the fallow period in American detective fiction that followed the publication of Poe's The Purloined letter. As Howard Haycroft wrote in Murder for Pleasure, "There are sufficient aspects of uniqueness about The Leavenworth Case to make it, despite some incredibly bad writing, one of the true historical milestones of the genre. It beat Holmes to the post by almost a decade; it sprang full-fledged from its author's head, without traceable antecedents; it contained a sound police detective, Ebenezer Gryce, and a remarkably cogent plot; it was one of the all-time best-sellers in the literature; and above all it was written by a woman (the first, in fact, to practice the form in any land or language) at a time and place when feminine literary output was slight at best and confined chiefly to sentimental verse and similar lady-like ephemera… her plots are models of careful construction that can still hold their own against to-day's competition. For this quality, and by virtue of precedence and sustained popularity, she occupies an undisputed and honorable place in the development of the American detective story" (Haycroft, Murder for Pleasure, pages 84-85). This copy with the ownership signature of Ellery Queen, one of the collective pseudonyms shared by Daniel Nathan and Manford Lepofsky, American cousins who wrote their own detective fiction in addition to working as anthologisers and bibliographers of the genre. With the additional ownership signature, in the same hand, of another of the cousins' pseudonyms, Barnaby Ross, the name under which they published four mystery novels starring a retired Shakespearean actor who becomes an amateur detective. Rare, only eight copies have appeared at auction since 1990, none in such nice condition and none with authorial inscriptions or notes. A copy sold in 1992 was from the library of Daniel Nathan (aka Frederic Dannay) and was also inscribed with both the same pseudonyms, so this copy may have belonged to Manford Lepofsky (Manfred Bennington Lee). Also from the library of noted collector H. Bradley Martin, with his bookplate.

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        Codigo Commercial do Imperio de Brazil, Annotado com Toda

      1878. [Brazil]. Araujo Costa, Salustiano Orlando de, Editor. Codigo Commercial do Imperio de Brazil, Annotado com Toda a Legislacao do Paiz que lhe e Referente; Com Osarestos e Decisoes Mais Notaveis dos Tribunaes e Juizes; Concordado com a Legislacao do Paizes Estrangeiros Mais Adiantados; Con um Vasto e Copioso Appendice, Tambem Annotado, Contendo Nao so Todos os Regulamentos Commerciaes, Como os Mais Recentes Actos do Governo Imperial, Quer Sobre Bancos o Sociedades Anonymas, Quer Sobre Impostos; Dispensando Consultar-Se a Colleccao das Leis do Imperio. Rio de Janeiro: E. & H. Laemmbert, 1878. x, 1113 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering piece to spine, marbled endpapers, speckled edges. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, hinges cracked but secure, bookseller ticket pasted to foot of title page. Toning, light foxing in a few places, internally clean. * Third edition. Brazil enjoyed a remarkable period of rapid material progress and international importance during under Emperors Pedro I and, especially, Pedro II, who reigned from 1831 to 1891. The government enacted a law in 1823 calling for the gradual replacement of the Portuguese Ordenacoes with codes informed by the Enlightenment ideas of the eighteenth century and the work of Jeremy Bentham. A Projecto for commercial law was published in 1836, another in 1838. The code was enacted in 1850 and its first two editions were published in 1858 and 1869. The third edition is the best of these because it contains extensive commentary. All of these early editions are rare. OCLC locates 1 copy of the 1878 edition in North America (at the New York Public Library). Another copy located at the Library of Congress. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 4:32.

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        THE WORKS

      London: John Murray, 1878. Hardcover. 229 x 149 mm (9 x 5 7/8"). Four volumes. Edited by Peter Cunningham. Excellent highly polished calf, attractively gilt, by Root & Son (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers bordered by triple gilt fillet with rosette cornerpieces, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments with trefoil cornerpieces on a stippled ground, each spine with three morocco titling labels (one olive and two burgundy), densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Leaves mostly UNOPENED. With extra engraved title page (dated 1854) featuring a village vignette. Slight wear to joints and extremities, a couple of small scratches to covers, but a fine set, the attractive bindings lustrous and generally well preserved, and the obviously unread text with virtually no signs of use. This is generally considered the best edition of Goldsmith, offered here in an attractively bound set produced by a first-rate binder. Oliver Goldsmith (1730-74) was Irish born and educated at Dublin, before studying in Edinburgh and Leyden, where he seems to have been granted a medical degree. Unsuccessful as a London physician, Goldsmith turned to a life of miscellaneous writing, churning out books and essays for the publishers. He first met Dr. Johnson in 1761, and they became boon companions. Boswell describes Goldsmith as gauche, hapless, and a prattler, but clearly Johnson found the man amusing and lovable. And he was both talented and popular as a writer. His best-known works, both of them classics, are "She Stoops to Conquer" (a comedy about an awkward fellow who prefers the company of barmaids to ladies) and "The Vicar of Wakefield" (a novel with a hero as mild-mannered, garrulous, and improvident as the author himself). Dickens' novels--with their memorable characterizations, many coincidences of plot, and sympathy for the unfortunate--show the deep influence of Goldsmith. First issued in 1854, the present edition was the most complete and correct issued up to that time and the first to contain Goldsmith's letters; it also has some of the essays in two forms--as first published and with the author's final revisions and corrections.

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        How the 'Mastiffs' went to Iceland

      London: Virtue and Co. Limited 1878 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

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      1878. London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1878. Original light blue cloth decorated in black and gilt, beveled boards. First Edition of Stevenson's first book, which consisted of just 750 copies. It was preceded only by several wrappered tracts such as THE PENTLAND RISING and ON THE THERMAL INFLUENCE OF FORESTS. Included is a frontispiece by Walter Crane. In September 1876, Stevenson and Walter Simpson had taken a canoe trip in Belgium and France together; during the trip RLS had maintained a journal. Back in Edinburgh over a year later, Stevenson rewrote his journal into this book. It did not sell well; to quote from Calder:~Louis and Simpson made a complementary pair. They began their trip on the Scheldt in Antwerp, paddled along canals and navigated the Oise, returning to the Loing. It was a gentle pastime but, unfortunately for the book, remarkably uneventful. Although many people have enjoyed it, the book is about very little. Not very much happened. There is a lack of distinct individuality in the sketches of towns and people... The two odd-looking and ill-assorted companions lived a fine holiday but an uninspiring book.(The trip was far from a complete loss, however: in the town of Grez, 26-year-old Stevenson met 36-year-old Fanny Vandergrift Osbourne, the American mother of two who would later become his wife.)~This copy is in near-fine condition (the light blue cloth less sunned than usual on the spine and edges, the original endpapers with minor cracking, the spine gilt remaining bright, very little external wear other than a trace of rubbing at the corners). In all, this is a highly desirable copy of a book that has become quite scarce. Beinecke 12; Princeton 6. Housed in a cloth slipcase with inner chemise.

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        PUNCH, BROTHERS, PUNCH! and Other Sketches

      1878. New York: Slote, Woodman & Co., n.d. [1878]. 2 pp undated ads. Original red-orange wrappers decorated in black and gold. First Edition, first printing, first binding. This is an amusing tale about the author hearing a musical jingle and having it "infect" his mind like a virus -- wiping out his memory and incapacitating his ability to write, until he inadvertently passes the "virus" off to someone else.~The first printing is identified by (a) Twain's name on the title page in roman type, rather than facsimile autograph; (b) only one leaf of ads, rather than two; (c) the error "health offi...... could" on p. 91, and (d) thirteen lines of text (no postscript) on p. 101. The book was issued simultaneously in cloth and in wrappers -- each of which has an earlier and a later state; this is in the earlier, with "Mark Twain's Sketches" on the spine and with the small rear cover illustration.~This is a bright, near-fine copy, with creases at the wrapper corners and very slight wear at the foot of its spine. Today, copies in wrappers are much scarcer than copies in cloth; we have never seen a better copy. Blanck 3378. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

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        Punch, Brothers, Punch

      Slote, Woodman & Co., New York, 1878. Punch, Brothers, Punch by Mark Twain. First printing in wrappers. Red wraps with black print. Publisher: Slote, Woodman & Co., New York, (1878). First printing with Twain’s name on the title-page in Roman Type; Only one leaf of ads; Health offi… on page 91; and 13 lines of text on page 101. 4 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches. 140 pages plus facsimile page. Wrapper is in very good condition, slight edge wear at fore edges, fold at bottom corner front and back and 1inch tear at top of spine in front (no loss). Overall a nice wrapper for a fragile item. Contents clean, tape reside on verso of front wrapper and magazine vendor’s stamp. Protected by Mylar. A nice copy of a scarce Twain item. Inventory #12-189. Price: $900.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Shores of the Polar Sea

      London: Marcus Ward & Co.,, 1878. A Narrative of the Arctic Expedition of 1875-6. Illustrated by Sixteen Chromo-Lithographs and numerous Engravings. Folio. Original publisher's blue cloth, elaborately decorated in black and gilt on the spine and upper board, panels in blind to the lower board, all edges gilt, brown surface-paper endpapers. Title page in red and black, coloured map frontispiece, 16 mounted chromolithographs on textured card, line-drawn historiated initials to each chapter, and 28 vignetted illustrations to the text. A little rubbed, corners bumped and head and tail of the spine crumpled, some adhesion damage to the endpapers and foxing verso, as also to half-title, lightly to the title, and a scatter throughout, but tight, and overall clean, remaining an unusually well-preserved copy in the cloth. First Edition and only edition. A "sumptuous volume" (Books on Ice) illustrating Nares's British Arctic Expedition 1875-6. Moss was naval surgeon aboard Nares's flagship Alert "but also served as artist for the expedition." Moss places the emphasis on his pictorial efforts - which offer some of the classic images of the heroic era of Polar exploration - but the text still represents "a substantial and engaging account" of the expedition. Moss "is a quiet observer, noticing the literacy of young Greenlanders, the details of shipboard rituals, the 'disappointingly limited' open seas within the ice, 'the complicated hieroglyphic savouring of Freemasonry … Moss's original drawings for the chromolithographs are at the Scott Polar Research Institute." Encouraged by the reports of the American expeditions of Isaac Israel Hayes and C. F. Hall, which had "revived the belief in an open polar sea and suggested that land extended far to the north, west of Robeson Channel" (ODNB) the Nares expedition was intended to reach the Pole via Smith Sound. A sledge party under Commander Markham of the Alert did reach "83°20' N, a heroic achievement considering that the pack ice was extremely rough, and also drifting south almost as fast as they were travelling northwards." But both ships were severely affected by scurvy and Nares made the "morally courageous" decision to return home. Rarely found intact in original binding, this is remains a handsome copy of this important book.

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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.

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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.

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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. .

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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.

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      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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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      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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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      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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      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.

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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.

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      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.

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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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      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.

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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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      [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.

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