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        Ebenezer Peirce Indian History, Biography and Genealogy First Edition

      Zerviah Gould Mitchell, 1878. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. Peirce, Ebenezer W. Indian History, Biography, and Genealogy… First Edition. Zerviah Gould Mitchell, 1878. …Pertaining to the Good Sachem Massasoit of te Wampanoag Tribe, and His Descendants. With an Appendix. Hardcover with blind stamped cloth. 261 pages. Illustrated. Very light flecking to the cloth binding. Very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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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

      Toronto: J.B. Magurn, 1878. 2 volumes in 1. Bound in green cloth with black decorations to front board; gilt and black decorations to spine. Black and white illustrations throughout, 9 inserted maps and charts, 2 folding. 2 loosed folding maps of Equitorial Africa. Some light wear to outer extremities, darkening to outer page edges; head of pages soiled. Front hinge neatly repaired. Previous owner's signature to front endpage.. First Canadian Edition. Decorated Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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

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        A History of England in the Eighteenth Century

      London; 1878-1890: Longmans, Green, and Co. The collected edition of Lecky's work dated 1878 through 1890, handsomely bound by Sotheran & co, london, in 3/4 olive green morocco over light green cloth, raised bands with cmpartment lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, errata for volumes 1 & 2 in volume one, minor light chipping to heads of a few volumes, spines have uniformly change to brown. A very nice set from the library of E. Hubert Litchfield with his bookplates.. Octavo.

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        A History of the Sepoy War in India. 1857-1858

      London: William H. Allen and Co.,, 1878-93. [Together with;] History of the Indian Mutiny, 1857-1858. Commencing from the Close of the Second Volume of Sir John Kaye's History of the Sepoy War. [&] Analytical Index … 7 volumes octavo. Original red pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to spines, panels in blind to the boards, brown surface-paper endpapers. Maps and tables as called for. Ex-library, Holborn libraries with circular blind stamp to the upper boards, faint ink-stamps to the half-titles, armorial bookplates verso of the half-titles, a little rubbed, spines sunned as usual, neatly restored, spines relined, a very good set. Mixed editions as usual, Kaye first published 1864-76, Malleson 1878-80, and Pincott in 1880. The standard "empire" history. " … massive, verbose, all-embracing histories: authoritative and dogmatic: entirely noble in sentiment, entirely British in attitude and viewpoint" (Taylor). Sorsky draws attention to Chauduri's comments on Malleson's scholarship noting that he does, however, "state that his work is the most exciting in Mutiny literature." Increasingly difficult to find complete and in sound condition, this set well-restored, highly presentable and highly usable both.

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        The Pyrotechnist's Treasury; Or Complete Art of Making Fireworks

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1878. This copy is ex libris, but in this case, that seems to have been a blessing, rather than a curse. Rebound in blue cloth, with the spine lettering, and the parliamentary library of Canada device at bottom of spine stamped in gilt. The front endpaper bears the library duplicate / discard stamp (dated 1971 ). Internally, this copy appears unread, and is bright and clean. The publisher's ads are not present.xii, 200 pages plus 16 pages of illustrations, ( one unnumbered, of a man charging a case ). Who knows how long it sat, lost in the dark of the library. This is an attractive copy with interesting provenance, but could also be given an appropriate binding, and be a spectacular copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket ( as Issued ). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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      New York: Slote, Woodman & Co., (1878). First Edition. Original pictorial wraps. Slight wear. Near Fine and scarce thus. Publisher's printed orange wraps. BAL 3378: First Printing with all points. Housed in a cloth chemise and matching slipcase with leather label. Leather bookplate on verso of the front wrap.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      Richmond: J.W. Ferguson & Son, 1878.. 48,[1]pp. Three-quarter morocco and cloth. Old number on titlepage. Light soiling to outer leaves, else very good. Scarce pamphlet containing muster rolls, anecdotes, extracts of letters, and battle accounts of the Eighteenth Virginia Regiment's Company G, the "Nottoway Grays." OCLC lists only microform copies. DORNBUSCH II:1013. HOWES I73. NEVINS I, p.112.

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Polar Sea During 1875-6 in H.M. Ships 'alert' and 'discovery.' By ... With Notes on the Natural History Edited by H. W. Feilden, ... Naturalist to the Expedition

      London: Sampson Low, Marstion, Searle,& Riv 1878, 1st Edition. () xl,395;viii,378pp. + 32pp. (ads). Very good. 2 volumes octavo. Six mounted photo plates (incl. Frontispiece in ea. Vol., seven woodcut plates and illus., 2 folding maps (opp. P.1 vol I and II). Half titles. Bound in original green cloth with gilt and black decoration. Minor japanese paper repair to large folding map. Spine a little dull but a very nice copy in the desirable original cloth. AB 12026A. Voyage through Davis Strait, Baffin Bay, Smith Sound, Kane Basin, Robeson and Kennedy Channels to Lincoln Sea; wintering of the 'Discovery' in Lady Franklin Bay and the 'Alert' in Lincoln Bay, northern Ellesmere Island. Describes ice conditions, health, sledge trips to northeastern Ellesmere and northwestern Greenland with notes on the wildlife, ice, coastal features, vegetation, etc. The mounted images are Woodbury plates and not real photographs. The expedition has two photographers, F. Mitchell on the Discovery and George White the Engineer on the Alert..

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      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1878.. Two volumes. xl,395; vii,378pp. plus two folding maps, six sepia photographs (woodbury prints), seven plates (one colored), thirty- eight text illustrations, and 32pp. of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's cloth, spines gilt. Spines moderately worn, covers slight soiled. Library bookplate on front pastedowns, library stamp on titlepages, additional library stamps in volumes, remnants of library bookplate or cardholder on rear pastedowns. Map slightly age-toned with a few light spots, tear in right margin (affecting a few letters in legend) repaired, folds on verso reinforced. Inner hinges of text block beginning to separate but solid. A good copy only. Captain Sir George Strong Nares' account of the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-76 which he commanded. The primary objective of the expedition was to attain "the highest northern latitude, and, if possible, to reach the North Pole, and from winter quarters to explore the adjacent coasts within the reach of traveling parties." The expedition was the first to sail ships through the channel between Greenland and Ellesmere Island and as far north as the Lincoln Sea. A sledging party under Captain Albert Hastings Markham also set a new record on land, reaching as far north as 83° 20'. In addition to reporting on these high latitude achievements, Nares describes "ice, weather, and living conditions, health and activities of men; scurvy; sledge trips to northeastern Ellesmere and northwestern Greenland (in detail)...wildlife, ice, coastal features, vegetation, etc." (ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY). The illustrations, including six handsome woodbury print photographs, were made by members of the expedition and the narrative includes extensive extracts from the diaries of Nares and the leaders of the different sledge parties. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 12026A. FITZGERALD COLLECTION CATALOGUE 507.

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        The Theatre

      88 -London -Charles Dickens & Evans, 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A full collection of the monthly publication discussing all manner of theatre related works. Volume one, August 1878 throughto Volumetwelve, December 1888Complete in six volumes. New series volumes. With illustrated frontispieces to every volume, and profusely illustrated throughout by Pilotell Includes all manner of discussion on the theatre including 'The Duties of an Audience' by Ethel Coxon. These volumes also contain many excerpts from a diverse range ofplays and writings. Condition: Uniformly bound in cloth covered binding. Externally, worn, with marks to boards. the backstrip of one volume is lifting and there are two small closed tears to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright and clean with only occasional spotting totwo volumes. One page has become loose in 1881 Volume. Some volumes have pencil annotations throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Resea Histrica de Centro-Amrica [Seven Volumes].

      Guatemala: Tip. de El Progreso / La Union, 1878-1887.. 8vo. Vol. 1, quarter red morocco; vols. 2-7 original blank paper wrappers as issued. First editions. Illus. Palau 179837. Spain & Spanish America II, 393 (V.1-5). Grieb, Central America 263. Villacorta, Bibliografa guatemalteca? 1078-1084. Griffin 4376. This is the most famous 19th c. work on Central America and a very important regional history by an anti-clerical and liberal historian, Lorenzo Montufar y Rivera Maestre (1823-1898), who, as foreign minister of Costa Rica, helped organize the Central American defense against William Walker, and was frequently exiled for his opposition to the dictator Rafael Carrera. Bancroft and many other historians relied very heavily on Montufar's work and thus his subsequent influence on both English and Spanish language histories has been quite substantial. Stamp of bookseller: Libreria Juan Capella en Guatemala on one leaf. Uncommon in this mostly unaltered state; ABPC shows only one copy at auction in the last quarter century. Volumes 2-7 unopened (uncut) and untrimmed as sold hence some edges worn and soiled, scattered foxing, blank wrappers quite worn, torn, and soiled, some toning to half titles or titles, otherwise trimmed size is internally near fine; volume 1 extremities worn, small chip at head of spine and joint split at top. Booksellers stamp to title page of one volume.

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        Reseña Histórica de Centro-América [Six Volumes of Seven]

      Guatemala: Tip. de El Progreso / La Union (v.6), 1878-1887. First editions. First five volumes uniformly bound in black morocco with red lables, marbled boards, volume 6 in quarter calf with gilt titles. Overall very good or better: first five volumes very good plus, lightly rubbed, vol. 6 spine sunned, extremities worn, a few splits to joints. 8vo. Illus. This is the most famous 19th c. work on Central America and a very important regional history by an anti-clerical and liberal historian, Lorenzo Montufar y Rivera Maestre (1823-1898), who, as foreign minister of Costa Rica, helped organize the Central American defense against William Walker, and was frequently exiled for his opposition to the dictator Rafael Carrera. It contains substantial documentation. The seventh volume (not included here) was strictly dedicated to William Walker and is sometimes catalogued separately. Palau 179837. Spain & Spanish America II, 393 (V.1-5). Grieb, Central America 263. Villacorta, Bibliografía guatemalteca 1078-1083.

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

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        Arctic Expedition. Results Derived from the Arctic Expedition, 1875-76. I. - Physical Observations by Captain Sir George Nares, R.N., And Captain Feilden, &C. II. - Medical Report on the Eskimo Dog Disease, by Fleet Surgeon B. Ninnis, M.D. Presented to Both Houses of Parliment by Command of Her Majesty

      London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode 1878, 1st Edition. () 156pp. Very good. Folio. (31.5 X 21 cm). Illustrated with numerous charts (including folding charts) of solar radiation readings taken from the H.M.S. "Alert" and "Discovery" and 8 beauifully colored lithographs of the aurora borealis, solar phenomenon and lunar phenomenon. Number inked in on top corner of each leaf. Extracted from bound volume with usual evidense on binding edge. AB 45257. Tabulated data on the meteorology, hydrography, soil temperatures, atmospheric phenomena, solar radiation, aurora, terrestrial magnetism and excerpts from journals derived from the arctic expedition. Eskimo dog disease with the author's description of symptoms, treatment and pathology. Parliamentary paper C 2176. Scarce..

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

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        Cyprus, Historical and Descriptive / Adapted from the German of Franz Von Löher ; with Much Additional Matter by Mrs. A. Batson Joyner. and Two Maps - [Cypern: Reiseberichte Uber Natur Und Landschaft, Volk Und Geschichte. English]

      London : W. H. Allen & Co., 1878. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : xvi, 308 p. , [2 maps, 1 col. & folding) ; 21 cm. Subject: Cyprus - Description and travel - 19th century - Guidebooks. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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

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        Suggestions in Floral Design

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

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        The Magazine of Art. Illustrated. (Volumes 1-5)

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

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

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

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        Design for a locomotive, circa 1840

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

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        An Outline of English Speech-Craft

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

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        The Leavenworth Case: A Lawyer's Story

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

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        DICK SAND;

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

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        The Globe and Canada Farmer or The Weekly Globe

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

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        La Vigne, voyage autour des vins de France. Etude physiologique, anecdotique, historique, humoristique et même scientifique

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

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        Modern Hieyoglypics [sic] of The Apocalypse and Great Pyramid

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

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        How the 'Mastiffs' went to Iceland

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

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        Chefs-d'oeuvre d'art a l'Exposition Universelle 1878, in 2 voll.

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

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

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        Oeuvres completes.

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

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        Lettre autographe signée ("Donato").

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

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

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

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        Digest of Cartridges for Small Arms Patented in the United States, England, and France

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

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

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

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

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

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        ALS Autograph Letter Signed Together with an Original Photograph

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

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        The Gold-Mines of Midian

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

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        Felis Rufa [Bobcat ]

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

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        Historical and Biographical Atlas of the New Jersey Coast

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

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