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        Picturesque, Ireland:A Literary and Artistic Delineation of the Natural Scenery, Remarkable Places, Historical Antiquities, Public Buildings, Ancient Abbeys, Towers, Castles, and Other Romantic and Attractive Features of Ireland

      Thomas Kelly, New York 1878 - No Dustjacket -- NOTE: Does NOT include dust jacket. -- First Edition 1878. No markings to the text block. Previous owner's stamp and bookplate on inside front cover. All edges gilt. 3/4 leather. Gilt on cover and spine bright. Corners bumped and worn. Edges of spine scuffed but complete. Some damp staining to the title page, Table of Contents and List of Illustrations. Map and frontispiece title in excellent condition. A nice tight copy. Additional photos upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henniker Book Farm]
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        Opera omnia. Græce et Latine cum indice nominum et rerum absolutissimo. (Complete Set in Five Volumes)

      Editoribus Firmin-Didot et Sociis, Parisiis (Paris) 1878 - vi, 656pp; iv, 638pp; xx, 681pp; xix, 353, xvi, 357pp; viii, 924pp. Three quarter vellum over marbled boards, spines lettered and decorated in gold. Original green wrappers preserved. Text in Latin and Greek in two columns. Volume titles as follows: 1) Opera omnia. Volumen primum continens Organon, Rhetoricen, Poeticen, Politica; 2) Opera omnia. Volumen secundum continens Ethicam, Naturales auscultationes, De c?lo, De generatione, et Metaphysicam; 3) Opera omnia. Volumen tertium continens Libros de animalibus, De partibus animalium, De generatione animalium, De anima, De sensu et sensili, De memoria et reminiscentia, De somno et vigilia, De insomniis, De divinatione per somnum, De animalium motione, De longitudine et brevitate vitæ, De juventute et senectute, De vita et morte, De respiratione, Meteorologicorum libros quatuor. -- De mundo ad Alexandrum, De coloribus, De audibilibus, De spiritu, De Xenophane (Melisso), De Gorgia; 4) Opera omnia. Volumen quartum continens Physiognomonica, De plantis, Ventorum situs et appellationes, De insecabilibus lineis, Mechanica, De mirabilibus auscultationibus problematum sectiones xli, quarum tres nunc demum e codd. mss. erutæ fragmenta; [with] Fragmenta Aristotelis. Collegit disposuit, illustravit, Æmilius Heitz, in gymnasio Argentoratensi litt. ant. professor; 5) Opera omnia. Volumen quintum continens indicem nominum et rerum. Faint stain to the head of the spine on volume 5. A bright, near fine set. ; Large Octavo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Map of Western Asia.

      London: Edward Stanford, 1878 - Lithographic map coloured in outline, dissected into 18 panels and mounted on linen, opening to 462 x 640 mm, folding into the original pink cloth case with printed yellow paper label to front board as issued, yellow-surface paper advertisement leaves to front board and upper outer panel verso; scale of 1 inch : 100 miles (approx. 1 : 6,336,000). Case slightly sunned and rubbed, light fraying to spine, a few very faint spots. Very good. Contemporary bookseller's ticket of Chancellor, Shrewsbury. First edition of this detailed map of the Middle East, centred on Iran and including the Persian Gulf and the holy cities of Arabia, and extending to the Caucasus and Central Asia in the north, Anatolia, the Levant and the Red Sea in the west, and Sindh and Afghanistan in the west; rare, with three copies only traced in libraries (British Library, National Library of Scotland, and the University of British Columbia); OCLC traces two copies of a second edition, published in 1885 (Library of Congress and Berkeley). This map contains a number of notable features. The Hajj route to Baghdad is clearly labelled, as are main land routes across the entire region, as well as the Persian Gulf Submarine Telegraph Cable, which was laid in 1864 to connect Karachi and Basra; the extension to Europe was completed in 1865, though the cable was in fact on its way to obsolescence at the time of publication, following the laying of another cable from Aden to Bombay in 1870. The depiction of a dense network of routes criss-crossing northern Arabia reflects the substantial improvements in British knowledge of the region throughout the 19th century. "Because Europeans did not travel them, the old incense trails and the well-worn pilgrimage routes to the Holy Cities—frequently one and the same —were often neglected [in pre-19th century maps of Arabia]. It was not until the early 19th century that European acquaintance with the Arabian interior became sufficient to allow cartographers to plot these longstanding routes with confidence By the mid-19th century, there was an upsurge in the accuracy of map data, as the fruits of scientific enquiry helped provide the missing pieces of the global jigsaw puzzle. In Arabia, much of this progress hinged on the discoveries of other explorers such as Johann Burckhardt, William Palgrave, Richard Burton and Charles Doughty" (Parry, "Mapping Arabia", in Aramco World, online). The findings of these adventures were supplemented increasingly by official surveys, encouraged partly by rivalry between the British, Russian and Ottoman empires, and probably also by the role of the yearly pilgrimage in a series of recent cholera epidemics, which had spread to Europe and North America, and which worsened from 1866, when steam ships took pilgrims from Egypt and India for the first time, this much quicker form of transport accelerating the global spread of disease. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Crocodile [Very large print, framed].

      Leipzig, [Leipziger Schulbilderverlag von F. E. Wachsmuth, ca. 1878]. Giant lithographed plate. Glass-framed with plain late 20th century wooden frame. Frame size 71.0 x 92.5 cm.= A fine image of, apparently, two Nile crocodiles in a river, the landscape being sandy, with a single Papyrus stand. Lithographed by Hermann Springer in Leipzig. There is no indication of the publisher, but a near identical plate, with a different subject, is known to have originated from Wachsmuth. A very good item. Clean, presumably very rare.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        The Early Coins of America and the Laws Governing Their Issue comprising also descriptions of the Washington pieces, the Anglo-American tokens, many pieces of unknown origin of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and the first patterns of the United States mint.

      Estes and Lauriat, Boston 1878 - 381 pages, large quarto, 10 heliotype plates, 2 folding manuscript plates, 110 wood engravings in the text, all edges marbled, rebacked but retaining original spine, rose cloth and corners, marbled endsheets, quarto, previous owner's signature (Feb. 12, 1936) on flyleaf. A fine, solid copy. One of a small, unknown quantity bound by Boston bookseller Estes and Lauriat with a different title page, changing the publication date to 1878. In reality, the different title page is the only change made from the 1875 edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Davis]
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        Life and Education of Laura Dewey Bridgman, the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Girl

      New England Publishing Company, Boston 1878 - First edition. Octavo. Original decorated brown cloth, gilt lettering. xl, 373pp. Heliotype frontispiece portrait, one inserted plate, three inserted folding leaves of facsimile autograph. Faint penciled contemporary ownership signature of Lizzie Blanpied, light rubbing on the boards, very near fine. Account of the life and education of Laura Bridgman (1829-1889), who according to the ANB was the first blind-deaf person to receive a formal education and whose longtime residence at the Perkins Institution for the Blind influenced a generation of students, including Anne Sullivan (who went on to fame as Helen Keller's teacher). Almost always found very well-worn. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Through the Dark Continent or the sources of the Nile around the great lakes of equatorial Africa and down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean.

      London Sampson Low 1878 - First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo., xiv, [1], 522; ix, 566pp., 2 frontispice portraits, 10 maps including 2 large folding maps in pockets at rear, 33 wood-engraved plates, illustrations in the text, original brown pictorial cloth gilt, neat repairs to spine extremities, an excellent set. The story of the Anglo-American expedition to Central Africa, commanded by Stanley and undertaken between 1874 and 1877. The discovery of the course of the Congo, though the greatest, was but one of the many geographical problems solved during this memorable expedition. Vast in size, "the procession that departed from Bagamoyo (Tanzania) on 17 November 1874 stretched for more than half a mile and included dozens of men carrying sections of the Lady Alice, the boat named for his seventeen-year-old fiancée, with which Stanley intended to explore Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika and Livingstone's Lualaba River. During the next two and a half years, the expedition would struggle in temperatures reaching as high as 138 degrees; the powerful Emperor Mtesa of Uganda and the Wanyoro chief Mirambo would consume a great deal of Stanley's time and test his diplomatic skills; he would have to negotiate with a notorious Arab ivory and slave trader named Tippu-Tib for safe passage of his men through the great rain forest; and he and his men would fight more than thirty skirmishes and battles on land and water against hostile tribes. The geographic prizes Stanley achieved on this expedition were unparalleled. He spent almost two months circumnavigating Lake Victoria, confirming that the only outlet was at Ripon Falls and hence establishing for good, he thought, the source of the Nile. He scouted Lake Albert, then moved south and west to Lake Tanganyika, which he also circumnavigated, proving it had no connection with Lake Albert. Stanley then solved the remaining geographical puzzle, determining that the Lualaba was not part of the Niger or Nile rivers but ultimately flowed into the Congo. He reached the Atlantic Ocean on 9 August 1877, after a journey of more than seven thousand miles, in utter exhaustion. Back in London, he learned that Alice had not waited for him" (Delaney). Mendelssohn II, p.380. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shores of the Polar sea a narrative of the Arctic expedition of 1875–6.

      London M. Ward 1878 - First edition. Folio (49 x 35.5 cm), vi, 83 pp., Title page in red and black, coloured map frontispiece, 16 mounted chromolithographs mounted on card as issued, 28 vignettes in text. Original publisher's blue cloth, elaborately blocked in black and gilt on the spine and upper board, panels in blind to the lower board, all edges gilt, a fine example. 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. The sketches are not designed to illustrate the progress of the expedition, or any stirring events in its history, so much as the appearance of the strange and desolate country by the shores of which teh ships slowly steamed, the wonderful phenomena of the sky, and the effects of light and shade produced by a midnight sun, or a midday moon, on the ice-bound rocks which form the scenery of the region. 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 courageous decision to return home. Books on ice IV.7; Howgego, IV, N6. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Conchyliologie des Terrains Tertiaires de la Belgique (Book III)

      Hayez, Brussels, Belgium 1878 - First edition. Two volumes. Folios. Many plates. Text in French. Very good in thick wrappers worn along the spine and peeling at the bottom of volume II, rear wrap of volume II creased at a angle 45 degrees from the bottom and fore-edge of book along a line of four inches. Volume I contains primarily plates of seashells on every other recto while volume II contains descriptions of the plates. From the Royal Annals of Natural History of Belgium. Volume II about an inch taller than volume I. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A photograph album of mounted topographical albumen photographs (Washington & New York)

      [New York, etc. 1878 - (10 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches). 18 albumen photographs, ranging in size from 4 x 6 1/8 to 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, mounted recto only of 9 leaves, each with pencilled titles. Recent half-green morocco to style, incorporating 19th century boards, spine simply gilt in six compartments. A wonderful photographic album depicting the eastern United States. The places visited include Washington, D.C. (5 images); Mount Vernon (1 image) and New York City (12 small images, including a fine overall view of lower Manhattan, an early view of Wall Street [1] and 'Grand Central Depot' [1])). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Opera omnia. Græce et Latine cum indice nominum et rerum absolutissimo. (Complete Set in Five Volumes)

      Parisiis (Paris): Editoribus Firmin-Didot et Sociis, 1878. Hardcover. vi, 656pp; iv, 638pp; xx, 681pp; xix, 353, xvi, 357pp; viii, 924pp. Three quarter vellum over marbled boards, spines lettered and decorated in gold. Original green wrappers preserved. Text in Latin and Greek in two columns. Volume titles as follows: 1) Opera omnia. Volumen primum continens Organon, Rhetoricen, Poeticen, Politica; 2) Opera omnia. Volumen secundum continens Ethicam, Naturales auscultationes, De cœlo, De generatione, et Metaphysicam; 3) Opera omnia. Volumen tertium continens Libros de animalibus, De partibus animalium, De generatione animalium, De anima, De sensu et sensili, De memoria et reminiscentia, De somno et vigilia, De insomniis, De divinatione per somnum, De animalium motione, De longitudine et brevitate vitæ, De juventute et senectute, De vita et morte, De respiratione, Meteorologicorum libros quatuor. -- De mundo ad Alexandrum, De coloribus, De audibilibus, De spiritu, De Xenophane (Melisso), De Gorgia; 4) Opera omnia. Volumen quartum continens Physiognomonica, De plantis, Ventorum situs et appellationes, De insecabilibus lineis, Mechanica, De mirabilibus auscultationibus problematum sectiones xli, quarum tres nunc demum e codd. mss. erutæ fragmenta; [with] Fragmenta Aristotelis. Collegit disposuit, illustravit, Æmilius Heitz, in gymnasio Argentoratensi litt. ant. professor; 5) Opera omnia. Volumen quintum continens indicem nominum et rerum. Faint stain to the head of the spine on volume 5. A bright, near fine set. ; Large Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The illustrated Book of Canaries and Cage-Birds - british and foreign

      448 Seiten, 56 farbige Lithographien, viele SW-Abbildungen im Text um 1878 (Bleistiftdatierung am Titelblatt), Halbleder, Goldprägung, Schnitt marmoriert, Ecken/Kanten bestossen, Einband abgerieben (am Buchrücken stark, Teile vom Titel-Etikett fehlen), fleckig, Bindung zwischen Bucheinband und Vorsatzblatt gebrochen, Vorsatzblatt fast zur Gänze herausgelöst, ebenso ist die Bindung zwischen Seiten274 und 275 gebrochen, die dazwischen eingefügte Lithographie beginnt sich herauszulösen, Seiten vergilbt und teilw. fleckig, alle Lithos vorhanden, altersgemäß eher guter Zustand, in englischer Sprache

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      - Estudo historico com muitos documentos. Por? da Academia Real das Sciencias. Retratos no texto sobre cobre, aço e madeira. Desenhos e gravuras de Abreu, Columbano [e outros]. Lisboa.1878 e 1879. Obra em 2 volumes. De 21x17 cm. Com 365 e 394 pags. Encadernações artísticas inteiras de pele com finos ferros a ouro nas lombadas e e rolados em esquadria de baixo relevo nas pastas anteriores. Super libris nas pastas posteriores com coroa real portuguesa. Exemplar com dedicatória do autor a León Janssen (bibliofilo referido in Inocêncio, XVI, 406). Ilustrados no texto e em extra-texto com os retratos das rainhas; assinaturas e heráldica da Casa Real. Inocêncio IX, 291 e 292: ?Francisco da Fonseca Benevides, natural de Lisboa e nascido em 1835, tendo entrado no serviço da marinha como aspirante em 1851, e concluidos os cursos do lyceu e da eschola polytechnica, seguiu e completou tambem o da Eschola Naval em 1853, fazendo algumas viagens a bordo dos navios de guerra, até dar baixa do serviço effectivo da armada em 1856. Foi em 1854 com precedencia de concurso nomeado lente da cadeira de physica do Instituto Industrial de Lisboa. Teve a graduação de capitão-tenente da armada, e foi agraciado com o grau de cavalleiro da Ordem de Christo em 1862, e com o de commendador em 1867, cavalleiro da Ordem de S. Tiago, e socio correspondente da Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa desde 1866. Foi pelo governo nomeado membro das commissões encarregadas de estudar as exposições internacional do Porto em 1865, e Universal de París em 1867, e deve-se-lhe a organisação do Museu Technologico do Instituto Industrial de Lisboa, que passa por ser o estabelecimento mais rico que no seu genero existe em Portugal.? Location/localizacao: 9-2-I-5

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        The Principles of Light and Color: Including Among Other Things the Harmonic Laws of the Universe, the Etherio-Atomic Philosophy of Force, Chromo Chemistry, Chromo Therapeutics, and the General Philosophy of the Fine Forces, Together With Numerous Discoveries and Practical Applications

      New York: Babbitt & Co, 1878. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Minus. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 572 pp. FIRST EDITION, WITH ALL COLOR PLATES. Edwin Dwight Babbitt (1828-1905) was a promoter of "the vital relations and curative power of the forces of Light [and] Magnetism". He began his career as a Spiritualist and a "psychophysician" in Boston and New York, during which time he developed his theories of colour therapy and "the fine forces". He eventually founded his own school to teach his theories, which began as the New York College of Magnetics in 1887, changing its name to the College of Fine Forces in 1893. One could, through a correspondence course with the College of Fine Forces, earn a D.M., Doctor of Magnetics, after having studied "the Magnetic, Electric, Chemical, Solar and Spiritual Forces which underlie everything". (N.B. some of the above info from hatch.kookscience) ***DESCRIPTION: Green cloth binding with decorations in black on the front and spine, gilt lettering on the front and spine, decorations blind-embossed on the back board, brown coated endpapers, small vignette with the motto "Let There Be Light" on the title page, four coloured plates, three of which include multiple images, 203 photo-engravings scattered throughout the text, comprehensive Index bound in at the rear, octavo size (approx. 9.25" tall), pagination: (i)-xii, (1)-560. ***CONDITION: We are grading as very good minus, as the binding has some issues and would be graded good only, while the interior is near fine. The volume has a strong, square text block, front hinge is just starting and the back hinge is solid, prior owner markings are restricted to a vintage name and address, in brown ink, with the date of "1883 March" written on the flyleaf, the interior is clean and bright, all illustrations, including the color plates, are present as called for; there is a vintage book catalogue entry for the 1896 reprint of this volume tipped onto the rear pastedown while the front endpapers are clean. The binding has minor overall soiling, overall edgewear, the corners are slightly bumped and have a substantial amount of rubbing, head and tail of the spine are worn with some small loss, and there is an indentation on the foredge of both boards, as though the book were dropped and landed on its edges. The gilt lettering on the front board and spine remains bright. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Iconographie der Land- & Süsswasser - Mollusken

      VI. Band. Erste bis dritte Lieferung und Vierte bis sechste Lieferung in 2 Mappen. Schwarze Ausgabe. mit vorzüglicher Berücksichtigung der europäischen noch nicht abgebildeten Arten, fortgesetzt von Dr. W. Kobelt. 1878/79. 48 und 49-157 S. gr.8. mit 15 und 13 Litho-Tafeln. (alle Tafeln in der Lieferung 1-3 obere Ecke geknickt). lose in einer Halbleinen-Mappe. (Titelblätter verblichen)(Mappen etwas fleckig)(Rü unten und oben ca. 2 cm eingerissen).2 Mappen zusammen Bild vom Einband. Kreidels. Wiesbaden. 1879. Mit Gebrauchsspuren/Used condition. Mappe/no cover. Sprache: deutsch/german.

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        Aldine Autograph Album Decorated Spaces & Lines for Sentiment & Name C.L.S.C.

      1878 - This autograph album is comprised of quotes, poems, and salutations to Sarah P. Wilson who was the original owner. Each of the following people wrote on page a per page basis: Nattie A. Spencer of Springdale, Iowa; Sadie E. Worrall of Centerdale, Iowa; Emma Smith of Springdale, Iowa; Lena Milnes of West Liberty, Iowa; Mary E. Pamvast of Marple, Pennsylvania; Ellen Russell of New Market, Maryland; Harvey Holloway of West Branch, Iowa; Joel Smith of Springdale, Iowa; Debbie Smith of Springdale, Iowa; Levi Pilkington of Springdale, Iowa; Mary Pilkington of Springdale, Iowa; Margaret Mervine of Phila., PA; Annie Bye of West Branch, Iowa; Will & Anna Kester of Sunnyside, Iowa;Martha Apple of Springdale, Iowa; Eliza Preston of Lambertville, New Jersey;Sadie Peebles of West Branch, Iowa; Alvah Negus of Springdale, Iowa; Elvira Parson of Springdale, Iowa; The initials "C.L.S.C. (88)" stands for Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle and of course the 88 stands for 1888. Chautauqua is an adult education movement in the U.S., vastly popular in the late 19th to and early 20th centuries. Chautauqua assemblies extended and stretched throughout rural America until the mid-1920's. The Chautauqua brought entertainment, and culture for the whole community with teachers, entertainers, preachers, speakers, musicians, and specialists of the day. The first Chautauqua was organized in 1874. The Chautauqua movement may be regarded as a successor th the Lyceum movement earlier in the 19th century. As the assemblies began to compete for the best performers and lecturers , lyceum bureaus assisted with bookings. Within a decade. Chautauqua assemblies (or simply Chautauquas), named for the original location in New York State, and sprang up in various locations across North America. The word "Album" is on the cover made from a silver metal. Velour cover, somewhat soiled, possible reinforced binding, general wear, endpages look lightly foxed, otherwise, good. DATE PUBLISHED: 1878 EDITION: 100 ? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Gold Mines of Midianandnbspand the ruined Midianite Cities A Fortnights Tour in North Western Arabia

      First edition, with a folding coloured map and numerous illustrations in the text, 8vo. pp. xvi, 398, [i], 30, [ii] publisher's catalogue], publisher's cloth gilt, somewhat rubbed, recased with the original spine laid down. London, C. Kegan Paul & Co.,

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        Beobachtungen über die menschliche Stimme. Mit einem Vorwort von L.v. Schrötter.

      Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1878, 8, 1 Bl., 16 pp., OBrosch. Erste deutsche Ausgabe der Begründungschrift der Laryngoskopie. Separatabdruck aus der Monatsschrift für Ohrenheilkunde, hrsg. von J.Gruber, 1878, No. 1 ff. - Der spanische Gesangslehrer erlangte durch die Konstruktion des Kehlkopfspiegels 1885 eine hervorragende medizinische Bedeutung. - "Sein Kehlkopfspiegel wurde besonders von Czermak in Prag medizinisch angewandt" Hirsch/h. II, 682 Obwohl bereits kurze Zeit nach Erfindung die neue Untersuchungsmethode von L.Türck übernommen wurde, erschien 23 Jahre lang keine Bearbeitung dieser vorzüglichen Arbeit für den deutschen Sprchraum! "...the place of Manuel Garcia (1805-1906) in relation to his predecessors and sucessors will be discussed ... but he and no other has been acclaimed as the true 'Father of Laryngology'" (Stevenson & Guthrie, A history of oto-laryngology, p.3ff.) "He used as a base for his invention a magnifying dental mirror" (Prinz). Waller 3412a Garrison & Morton No.3329 (1st. Engl. Ed.) "invented the modern laryngoscope" Darmstädter 555.

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        The annals of tennis, London ‘The Field' 1878, (8)+226pag., illustrated, bound in original green cloth (with racquets and balls). Very good copy.

      Illustrated with engraved frontispice and 45 engraved plates.B0175.

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        The Land Of Bolivar or War, Peace, adn Adventure in the Republic of Venezuela (Complete 2 Volume Set)

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington 1878 - Complete 2 volume set in a similar condition. Pictorial Boards have some scuffings and rubbings. Contents are age toned with slight foxing and spotting to few pages. Hinges cracked , netting on show, however this isn't effecting to hindings. Small pencil mark and small library stamp to Volume I's blank page. Complete with pull out maps. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection of Legal Documents and Correspondence Kept by Philadelphia

      1878. 25 items comprising approximately 85 pages. 25 items comprising approximately 85 pages. Two Case Records of a Late-Nineteenth Century Philadelphia Attorney Who Employed the Services of the Pinkerton Detective Agency [Manuscript Archive]. Pancoast, Charles S. [Collection of Legal Documents and Correspondence Kept by Philadelphia Defense Attorney Charles S. Pancoast]. Philadelphia, 1878-1884. 25 items comprising approximately 85 pages, sizes ranges from 8" x 5" to 13" x 8-1/2." Manuscript in ink to most rectos and versos, some documents part-printed or typed. Light to moderate toning, fold lines, minor wear and soiling. $1,250. * A collection of 10 legal documents and 15 letters kept by attorney Charles S. Pancoast, a lawyer defending two clients against the city of Philadelphia. Pancoast's clients, Samuel Ogden and Charles Spencer, are defendants in separate cases. For the former case, Pancoast engaged Pinkerton's National Detective Agency to follow and otherwise investigate Ogden's son, William Ogden. Documents in this archive include depositions, a "paper book," agreements, formal case notes of witnesses and court testimony, a "Copy of Exceptions & Rule to show cause," pleas and an invoice. For the "Spencer" case there are 11 autograph letters signed, almost all from Philadelphia attorney, Henry C. Terry. Of the three letters for the Ogden case, the most interesting are the two letters from Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. Appended to each letter are the detailed reports from the Pinkerton field operatives, identified only by their initials, "J.W.C." and "C.H.E." Also included is an invoice to Pancoast from the Pinkerton's (for $18.67).

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        Zürcher Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1858, 1859, 1862 und 1878 - 2004. (Zus. 127 Bde.).

      Kl.8, je ca. 170 S., zahlr., in den frühen Bdn. lithogr. und teils kolor. Tafeln sowie Textabb. später photograph. Abb, Meist Lwd. m. Goldpräg., oft mit OU u. goldener Orig.-Bauchbinde, Min. gebrauchsspuriges, allg. sehr gutes Ex. Von 1878 - 2004 vollständige Reihe der von Gerold Meyer von Knonau und Salomon Vögelin gegründeten historischen Zürcher Jahrbuches. Nach nur drei Ausgaben schlief das Unternehmen wieder ein, bis 1878 der Kaufmann und spätere Kantonsrat Friedrich Otto Pestalozzi (1846 ff.) zusammen mit anderen jüngeren Kräften die Initiative von neuem Ergriff und die Publikation in neuer Folge fortsetzte. Für den ersten Jahrgang 1878 der neuen Folge schrieb kein Geringerer als Conrad Ferdinand Meyer seine Novelle "Der Schuss von der Kanzel", die hier im Erstdruck erschien (Wilpert/Gühring 10). Insgesamt einzigartige und unerschöpfliche Quelle zur Zürcher Geschichte, zwischendurch stets wieder durch Register erschlossen. (Dank an den Kollegen Peter Bichsel fürs abschreiben. Besser gehts eben nicht.)

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        Ravenna. Recited in The Theatre, Oxford, June 26, 1878.

      Thos. Shrimpton", Oxford., 1878 [i.e. 1904]. First pirated edition. The Newdigate Prize Poem. Small octavo. 16 pages. Original grey wrappers. A clever forgery but with the Oxford University crest removed from the upper cover. On the inside wrapper is the pictorial bookplate of A. Squire designed by Bertram G. Goodhue. Above this is the smaller printed label, "From the Library of A.J.A. Symons, Brick House, Finchington, Essex".Covers just a little wrinkled. Very good indeed. Preserved in a custom-made green morocco-backed patterned board folder.

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        Correspondence respecting the relations between the British Government and that of Afghanistan since the Accession of the Ameer Shere Ali Khan.:

      [C 2190], London Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1878 - Seventy-three papers with enclosures from the Secretary of State for India from the 1855 treaty with Dost Mohammed Khan to the Despatch to the Viceroy of 18 November 1878 documenting the relentless march towards the Second Afghan War. A very good copy in original wrappers, some light wear to extremities.

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        A course of operative surgery. . . .

      Lindsay & Blakiston, Philadelphia 1878 - folio.viii, 130pp. With 20 hand-colored lithographed plates after drawings by J.B. Leveille. 283 x 202mm. Contemporary half morocco, gilt, rubbed, front hinge needs repair, tear in free-endpaper. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. One of the great teachers of anatomy and surgery in England, Heath was known world-wide via his textbooks-for example, his 'Operative Surgery' had a Japanese edition in the 1880's. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AB-Sa-Ra-Ka Land of Massacre: Being the Experience of an Officer's Wife on the Plains. with an Outline of Indian Operations and Conferences from 1865 to 1878 Third Edition of Mrs. Carrington's Narrative

      J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia 1878 - 12mo., 3/4 leather over marbled bds. Marked rubbing to leather at corners and mild rubbing to ext. hinges and spine. Spine with 5 gilt raised bands, gold spine title bright. Hinges tight. Marbled eps and all edges marbled. 15 illus. incl. frontis w. original tissue intact and 2 fold-out maps at rear. First map has some tape repair to verso. Mild age toning, no foxing. 2nd ffep has inscription by Carrington, "With the regards of the author. Henry B. Carrington, Col.USA , Oct. 2, 1878" pp. xx, 13-378, 2maps, 379-383 (adverts) Mylar cover. This volume is still mostly the work of Mrs. Carrington with revisions and additions by her husband. A classic work about the northern plains indians and their interaction with the Army. Even after this there were several more editions. A very nice copy and signed by Col. Carrington. Howes-C175, Rader 601. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Carta Corografica della Provincia di Torino ...

      1878. Carta geografica della provincia di Torino montata su tela a stacchi. In alto sulla sinistra legenda dei segni convenzionali utilizzati. La carta è arricchita da alcune piante planimetriche delle seguenti località: Aosta, Pinerolo, Susa, Ivrea, Biella e Torino, In basso al centro sono riportate le scale grafiche in Miglia di Piemonte e Miglia d'Italia. La carta è conservata in legatura coeva con impressioni a secco ai piatti e titolo con impressione oro a secco sul dorso.

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        Mittelhochdeutsches Handworterbuch

      1878 - Lexer, Matthis, Mittelhochdeutsches Handworterbuch, Leipzig three volumes, 1872-78. 3/4 pigskin, patterned green boards. Spine leather scuffed. Spine leather splitting on Vol. III. Large (18 x 24 cm) 8vos Vol I A-M) 1872: xxix+ berichtigungen= errata page+1131 pages, but numbered in columns as 2262); Volume II (N-U) 1876: vii + 1023 (2046 columns)+ errata page. Volume III (V-Z) 1878: vi+ 1227 columns (= 613 pages) + errata page + 407 columns (=203 pages) of Nachtrage with separate pagination, also 1878. Shipping: $30.00 domestic, $100.00 international. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Diploma for Honorary Membership of the Hamburg Geographical Society.

      - Hamburg, February 7, 1878. Printed in black and red and with seal of the society, signed in brown ink by the first secretary and Dr. Kirchenpauer, the president of the society (measuring c. 40 x 50 cm); in the original frame of untreated tropical wood with the original glass and even wire for hanging; the sheet previouisly folded and with a little spotting; the item has never been out of its frame; provenance: from Stanley's study at Furze Hill, Pirbright, Surrey. A celebrity, Stanley was hailed worldwide as a hero of African exploration and during his lecturing tours was honoured in many ways, even more so, after his return from the Trans-African expedition (1874-1877), 'one of the most celebrated of all African expeditions of the nineteenth century. [However], the violence which accompanied Stanley's expedition gave rise to controversy in the British press' (Oxford DNB). In February 1878 he defended hismself twice in front of the RGS, against 'soft, sentimental, sugar-and-honey, milk-and-water kind of talk’ (PRGS, 22, 1878, 145). The president of the Hamburg Geographical Society was at the same time mayor of the Free Hanseatic City and staunch defender of free trade. Provenance: After his marriage to Dorothy ('Dolly') Tennant, Stanley decided that the couple must have a country home, and 'plunged into house hunting with something of his old vigor' (Bierman, Dark Safari, p. 350). After considering 57 properties Stanley decided to leave his Sackville Street flat for Furze Hill, a mock Tudor manor some 30 miles outside the capital. He had it modernised and extensively renovated and electrified. The wood chosen by Stanley, and left untreated, neither varnished nor polished, rather a-typical for the late Victorian taste, is probably African Padauk, or Vermillion (Pterocarpus soyauxii). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        [The Chronicles of Barsetshire:]

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1878—1893. The Warden; Barchester Towers; Doctor Thorne; Framley Parsonage; The Small House at Allington; The Last Chronicle of Barset. 6 works in 8 volumes, octavo (187 × 123 mm). Recent red crushed half morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, red cloth sides, gilt titles to spines, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. With wood-engraved frontispieces by F. A. Fraser. Illustrated bookplate to front pastedowns. An excellent, clean set. An attractively bound set of the collected Chronicles of Barsetshire. Trollope was famously never published in a complete uniform edition and Chapman and Hall's collected Chronicles of Barsetshire, which was originally published in 1878, is the nearest attempt at a collected edition, aside from the Chapman and Hall and Ward, Lock and Co.'s cheaply produced editions. This set is a reissue of the 1878 edition."The history of [Chapman & Hall's 1878 collected edition of the Chronicles of Basetshire] is not without interest. Trollope himself was very anxious that his Barsetshire novels should be brought together in a uniform series. Originally the venture was to comprise only six volumes, for he did not himself regard The Small House as one of the Barsetshire set; but he consented to its inclusion at the urgent request of Chapman & Hall" (Sadleir p. 245).

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        Title in Sanskrit =] Sanskrit Gospels

      Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta 1878 - 8vo, pp. [378]; text in Sanskrit throughout; original blue printed wrappers; minor loss at the spine ends but in all a very good copy and rare in original wrappers. Columbia University only in OCLC as of 7/17. Not in Darlowe & Moule. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Noord-Hollands ontrusting, ofte historisch verhael van het begin en voortgang der oproeren die tot Oost- en West-Zardam, Wormer, Crommenye etc. voorgevallen zijn in den jaare 1678, en door het hoogwijs beleyd der heeren Staten beslecht zijn. Amsterdam, J. ten Hoorn en Jan Bouman, 1678.

      Gebonden in perkament, (8)+245 pag., met gegraveerd frontispice met afbeeldingen van oproer. c1055.Haitsma Mulier/van der Lem 449 i. Van 18 tot 21 mei 1878 leidde de invoering van een nieuw systeem voor de inning van turfaccijns te Zaandam en omgeving tot een oproer. De Zaandammer Soeteboom (1614-na 1678), liefhebber van geschiedenis, beschreef dit gebeuren.

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        Slave Trade. No. 3 (1878). Correspondence with British representatives and agents abroad, and reports from naval officers, relating to the Slave Trade.

      London, Harrison & Sons, 1878. - Folio. XIV, 447, (1) pp. Modern blue wrappers with cover label. Includes, inter alia, a discussion of the case of the dhow "Sahala", sailing under French colours, which was engaged in the slave trade at Muscat and the release of the slave brought there, as well as a case of slave of slave importation to Bandar Abbas, a report on slavery in Madagascar, and reports of the successful landing of a cargo of slaves from the Red Sea on the coast of Oman. - Paginated "495-955" by a contemporary hand. Well-preserved. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Pioneering In South Brazil

      John Murray, London 1878 - Hardcover. Two Volumes. Brown cloth with gilt lettering and design. Lean to spine, head and tail chipped. Cloth faded, scuffed and bubbling. Extremities and corners bumped and rubbed. Hinges cracked. Paper label on paste-down endpaper. Pages foxed. Endpaper missing in Volume 1. Insribed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wyld's Map of Afghaunistan [Afghanistan], Caubul, the Punjab, Rajpootana, and the River Indus

      London: James Wyld, 1878. Map dimensions 57 x 80 cm, overall 60 x 84 cm. Folding map of Afghanistan and the surrounding regions, showing the extents from Kashgar (western China) in the north down to the Gulf of Kutch and Haridwar (north-east of Delhi) in the east to Bam (Iran) in the west, original colour in wash and outline, dissected into 24 sections and mounted on linen, original cloth covers with publisher's printed title label to the upper board and brief title label to the spine, publisher's advertisement to the inner cover and the folded end section. Chip to the cover title label, mild rubbing to the covers, very good overall. First published in the early 1840s in response to the first Anglo-Afghan War, this would appear to be an opportunistic reissue by the publisher to cash in on the outbreak of the second British war in the region. Neither edition is especially common.

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        THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT, or the Sources of the Nile Around the Great lakes of Equatorial Africa and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean

      New York Harper and Brothers [1878] - 2 volumes. The American issue of the first edition, an early printing without the date on the title-page. Numerous illustrations and maps throughout, including 34 full page plates and two very large folding maps in rear pockets of each volume. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original forest green cloth pictorially decorated in an overall elaborate design incorporating vibrant colours and gilt, spines similarly decorated and blocked. xiv, 522; ix, 566 pp. An unusually fine and bright set, remarkably so, internally near pristine, the cloth bright and fresh with no fading whatsoever, the gilt bright as new, trivial splitting at the edges of the map folds only. ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS IN THE AFRICAN OEUVRE. THIS COPY IN THE PUBLISHER’S FINE DECORATED CLOTH BINDINGS IN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB CONDITION. After the death of Livingstone, Stanley resolved to return to Africa and finish his work, and also to resolve some of the problems introduced by Burton and Speke. Livingstone had considered it his mission to finish mapping and studying Central Africa, resolve some of the questions about the source of the Nile and to report on the doings of the slave traders, a practice that Livingstone spoke actively against. Criticized even at the time for what many considered his harsh treatment of the native peoples, Stanley did manage to finish what Livingstone had started and open up Central Africa to the west. When Stanley made his first journey, he was one of a very few white people on the entire continent. Within the twenty years which elapsed after Stanley’s first journey, the continent was being viewed as a commercial, political, and strategic destiny by many of the countries in Europe. A very elusive title now, in the deluxe bindings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ocherki Tseilona i Indii: Iz Putevikh Zametok RusskogoRusskogo [Essays on Ceylon and India: From the Travel Notes of a Russian].

      1878 - First edition. 2 vols. 8vo. Period style green quarter morocco with green cloth boards, spines gilt, ownership inscriptions to title pages, half titles and in the end of the text, custom green slip case. [iv], v, 285; [iv], ii, 239, [2]catalogue pp. Saint Petersburg, L.F. Panteleev, A very good copy of this account of Minaev's first expedition to India in 1874-5. Sponsored by the the Russian Geographical Society, his journey covered Ceylon, Nepal, and northern India from Calcutta to Lahore, including the provinces of Bihar, Punjab and Rajputana (modern Rajastan). His route was governed largely by his interest in Buddhism and Indo-Muslim relations, which is reflected in the text. Minaev's notes on Ceylon are of real interest as he travelled to some of its most remote corners and describes its decline in some detail. Additional notes are included on Nepal, and there is an overview of Indian demographics and customs. The author considered a study of India vital for Russia and states: ?The one who has seen the English rule in India itself and, not being carried away with wrongly understood patriotism, didn't close his eyes for all the good which Englishmen had done there, that person will of course be far away from the thought of a new foreign hegemony over Indians. It's not the dreamlike plans of grandiose conquest that should be the stimuli for studies of India in Russia. We need to know the richest English possessions because England in Asia is our neighbour and our rival. The result of our rivalry strongly depends on our knowledge of British rule at home and over its overseas colonies; the better, more comprehensively and objectively we'll estimate everything that has been done by England, the closer will be our success.? In an auspicious career, Ivan Pavlovich Minaev was professor in the Sanskrit department of the Eastern Faculty of Saint Petersburg University, he founded the Russian scientific school of Indian studies and was a member of Russian Geographical Society. Minaev made three expeditions to India, Ceylon, Burma and Nepal: in 1874-75, 1880 and 1885-86. His main interest was Buddhism, and its philosophy; he collected Sanskrit and Pali manuscripts and translated and published several important pieces of Buddhist literature. Russian Historic Encyclopaedia, Russian Brokhaus dictionary on-line, Great Soviet Encyclopaedia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vue d'Odessa. Harbour.

      1878. Original photograph, albumen print, 26,5 x 43,1 cm, on original mount. Spot at left upper corner, and small browned spots overall. KEYWORDS:russia/odessa/ukraine/photo

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        11 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Rom u.a., 1862-1878. - „Pitra wurde in Champforgeuil geboren. 1836 wurde er zum Priester geweiht, von 1835 bis 1840 unterrichtete er am Priesterseminar von Autun. Im Jahre 1842 trat er in die Abtei von Solesmes ein. Pitra war ein herausragender Patristiker, vor allem aber Kenner des östlichen Kirchenrechts und der orthodoxen Liturgie. Er war zugleich Hauptmitarbeiter von Abbé Jacques Paul Migne bei der Ausarbeitung von dessen Serie patrologischer Schriften. In Rom wurde er Berater der Propagandakongregation für Fragen der orientalischen Kirchen. Papst Pius IX. ernannte ihn am 16. März 1863 zum Kardinal. 1869 wurde er Kardinalbibliothekar der Römischen Kirche. 1879 wurde er Kardinalbischof von Frascati (Tusculum), 1889 Kardinalbischof von Porto. Wichtig sind seine Entdeckungen, unter anderem die der Inschrift von Autun, ebenso seine archäologischen und patristischen Schriften" (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Tlw. kl. Randläsuren bzw. -einrisse. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Crocodile [Very large print, framed].

      - Leipzig, [Leipziger Schulbilderverlag von F. E. Wachsmuth, ca. 1878]. Giant lithographed plate. Glass-framed with plain late 20th century wooden frame. Frame size 71.0 x 92.5 cm.= A fine image of, apparently, two Nile crocodiles in a river, the landscape being sandy, with a single Papyrus stand. Lithographed by Hermann Springer in Leipzig. There is no indication of the publisher, but a near identical plate, with a different subject, is known to have originated from Wachsmuth. A very good item. Clean, presumably very rare.

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        Kwan-Ko-Dzu-Setsu. Notice historique et descriptive sur les arts et industries japonais. Art Céramique. Première (-cinquième) partie.

      Tokyo & Yokohama, H. Ahrens & Co. / C. Lévy, 1876-1878. - 5 parts in Japanese (5 oblong folio volumes, 390 x 275 mm) with 90 lithographed plates, all but one hand-coloured. Original blue wrappers, sewn in Japanese style, paper labels on upper covers. Includes French translations (5 large octavo volumes in the publisher's printed wrappers). Together in original blue cloth folder with toggles. The "Kwan-Ko-Dzu-Setsu" (illustrated catalogue of archaeological objects) constitutes an interesting and rare early example of Japanese lithography, illustrating Japanese ceramic art, with highly unusual examples from the treasury of Todaiji Temple. It was opened only once or twice each century by an imperial commission of which the editor, the renowned antiquarian Noritané Ninagawa (1835-83), was a member. - Occasional light staining. Bindings rubbed, some stitching broken, hinges of folder weakened, but altogether very well preserved. OCLC 29078824. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Albany: The Argus Company, Printers, 1878.. 12mo, pp. [1-2] [1-11] 12-371 [372: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated bevel-edged green cloth, front and rear panels stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold and black, brown coated endpapers. First edition. Collects six stories including the title fantasy, several Christmas ghost stories and the important short SF novel "The Secret of Apollonius Septrio," a tale of the evolution of man and the fate of a scientist who discovers a means to prolong human life and suffers a bizarre fate in the far future. "...a marvelous visionary fantasy spanning the centuries to witness the future evolution of mankind." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-99. " of the most imaginative early science fiction stories of evolution and one-way time travel." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 952. Bleiler, Science Fiction: The Early Years 1232. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 464. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 129. Bleiler (1978), p. 114. Reginald 08268. Wright (III) 3146. Early owner's signature on front flyleaf. Edges of text block just a bit age-darkened, a fine, bright copy. An uncommon book that is rarely found in this condition. (#149674)

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        Réflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu et sur les machines propres à développer cette puissance

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1878, in-4, portrait, (6), 102, (2)pp, 1pl, demi-chagrin rouge de l'époque, Réédition du très rare et très important ouvrage de Carnot. Ce mémoire est extrait des annales scientifiques de l Ecole Normale Supérieure, 2ème série, Tome 1, 1872. Portrait sur Chine de Sadi Carnot (1796-1832) à l'âge de 17 ans. Seul et unique ouvrage que ce génie publiera à l'âge de 18 ans (en 1824), quelques années avant de mourir du choléra en 1832. Dans cet ouvrage, il énonce de façon claire et précise les principes d'une nouvelle science: la thermodynamique. Il avait donc découvert, 12 ans avant Mayer et Joule, le principe de l'équivalent mécanique de la chaleur (principe de Carnot). Rousseurs. On joint aussi: SAINT-ROBERT (P. De). Sadi Carnot, Notice Biographique, Turin, 1868, 22pp.

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        Huddersfield College Magazine

      2 volumes in one: 320 pages with diagrams and index; 320 pages with diagrams and index; Bound half leather with gilt lettering to spine and raised spine bands. Subscription to The New Chess Magazine, which became the publication of the British Chess Magazine laid in. Volumes 7 and 8. (Betts: 7-15) First edition.The Huddersfield College Magazine chess section was superseded by the British Chess Magazine after 1880 with no more published. In 1872 John Watkinson started a chess column in the Huddersfield College Magazine. Eventually the single page column became a small magazine exclusively devoted to chess - The Huddersfield College Chess Magazine. Finally this magazine evolved into the British Chess Magazine which is still going strong today. The columns provide an interesting glimpse of the local Huddersfield & Yorkshire chess scene at the time before eventually becoming more nationally and internationally oriented in later years. In English Descriptive notation One of the early chess magazine published.Condition:Provenance from the Franklin Chess Club of Philadelphia wither their stamp on end papers and pasted down. Heavily rubbed at edges, corners bumped and rubbed through, , some occasional internal soiling and pencil marginalia, previous owner's neat pen signature on title, front endpaper loose. Over all a good copy of a scarce chess item.

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      1878. [RLS's first book] 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, an American married mother of two; he would follow her to San Francisco, she would get a divorce, and the two would be married for the rest of his life.)~This copy is in near-fine condition (the light blue cloth is slightly sunned on the spine but less than usual, and there are hair-line cracks in the endpapers); the cover gilt remains bright, and there is very little external wear. In all, this is a highly desirable copy of a book that is becoming increasingly scarce. Beinecke 12; Princeton 6.

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