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        A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months

      London: Longsmans, Green, and Co., 1878. Second edition. slight rubbing and scuffing, interiors fine. Octavo. Three volumes Profusely illustrated with engravings on wood by G. Pearson chiefly after drawings by A. Y. Bingham, as well as maps, charts and diagrams, many foldingout plates rebacked (some time ago), spines with elaborate blid stamping and gilt, brown morocco gilt lettered labels, smooth brown calf boards ruled in gilt, marbled edges, marbled endpapers & With:& & BRASSEY, Mrs. [Annie]. Sunshine and Storm in the East, or Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople. 1880. With a lengthy inscription, signed and dated by the author 1881. First edition.& & ____________________. The Last Voyage, to India and Australia, in the 'Sunbeam' . 1889. Illustrated by R. T. Pritchett and from photographs. First edition. Both volumes bound uniformly with the first.& & The Brasseys, Lord and Lady Thomas Brassey, together with their children and some friends, and a complete complement of crew, made several voyages to different parts of the world. Lady Brassey kept a journal of the travels and published three books about them which became immensely popular. Unfortunately, during the voyage to Australia Lady Brassey contracted malaria and died only 48 years old. The last book contains a touching tribute to her by Lord Brassey, who also contributed to the last part of narrative of the journey after Lady Brassey's death.& & The 'Sunbeam' was a 190 foot three-masted top-sail composite schooner built in 1874. She participated in the trans Atlantic race in 1905 and came sixth. After a chequered career she was sold in 1930 to be broken up .

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        Manuscript Journal - China, Borneo & Passage Home

      1878- 1881.. Small pen and ink drawings in text, one tipped in. 2 blanks + 370pp + 12 blank at rear, marbled endpapers. Manuscript account written in a ledger with un-used alphabetised thumb index at rear. Leaves damp stained. Although there is evidence of this staining throughout the handwriting is legible with only occasional words at the rear of the journal rendered illegible but even then the meaning of the sentence is still clear. Leaves measures 31.4 x 18.5cm. Binding damaged with loss to marbled paper on boards and leather spine. Opening between gatherings in a few places, a few closed tears. Journal measures 32 x 20.5cm. Thomas Barrington Moody, Navigating-Lieut. R.N. served aboard the 4-gun Fantome-class screw composite sloop, H.M.S. Egeria, which was launched in 1873, only 5 years before this journal begins. Navigating-Lieutenant Moody, the author of this engaging journal of his experiences on the China Station, was an acute observer and very capable artist. The 370 pages of this engaging journal include his visits to Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, the China coast including Shanghai, much on Borneo, Siam and Malaya. The journal begins during a visit to the Japanese Concession on Deer Island in Korea in which Moody describes the contempt in which a local Japanese shop owner held for a group of Korean coolies. The Korean experience is followed by a period of 6 months in Nagasaki. His eye-witness accounts of a festival and processions, affrays between drunken sailors, the guilds, camphor and dwarfed trees. He mentions the need for passports when travelling outside the treaty limits in Japan. Under the heading "How Can We Kill Time?" he describes the problems which beset many who are away from home for any period of time. "As we remained here for some six months, we were rather put to it to find amusement during so long a time. Curio-hunting soon failed to amuse Nagasaki being the worst town to buy any thing except tortoiseshell ware and Hizen china - which is inferior to Kaga, Kioto and Satsuma coarse. The walks became tedious..... At last one of the officers conceived to collect ferns and at once an object was found to enliven our walks and to engross a considerable portion of our spare time. Most of us being of a somewhat solitary turn of mind, separated on landing, and taking two or three different valleys each afternoon, we eventually covered the whole of them. As many of the residents had pursued this pastime for some time, we received a good deal of information to the different species to be found, their habitats....." From Nagasaki the Egeria sailed to Shanghai. His entries for Shanghai discuss: Shanghai ponies and roads; Shanghai buildings, clubs etc; Rowing club, Race courses, Rifle range, The Drama; (loosely inserted at this point are two newspaper clippings showing Nav. Lieut. Moody's scores in the International Rifle Competition which took place during the Egeria's stay). He remarks on "the most intelligent copying powers of these orientals"; a visit to the gun factory; The slighting of Former US President General Grant and the ceremonies that followed during his six day visit is recorded. A torch light procession which included a lighting of the ships was included "...quite a sight, as the ships were all illuminated, & occasionally letting off rockets. The "Egeria's" illumination was the worst, but fortunately our rockets were very much better than anyone else's, and it was quite a sight to see the upturned faces of the thousands of Chinamen, and hear the "Hei-ya" of admiration as they went up sky-high". Following these Shanghai experiences the Egeria sailed up the Yangtze where the author describes Chi-fu society. Sailing along the China coast brought them to Hong Kong where they appear to have remained for just over a month before continuing to Hainan. Returning to Hong Kong he talks about piracy around Hong Kong and how very common it still was. After discussing the fate that befalls pirates on capture, "always executed, and sometimes previously tortured, or what is perhaps as bad, imprisoned for some time in one of the filthy Chinese gaols." He tells a story of an audacious robbery of a jewellers on Hong Kong Island at Christmas in 1878 when the pirates came ashore "attacked and partially looted a Chinese jeweller's shop, and got away in a steam launch which they worked themselves, leaving only one or two of their number behind. It is not to be inferred from this, that there are no police in Hong Kong for the Sikh police are a very fine body of men and there are also a number of Chinese police, but of course a regularly organised attack will always be partially successful, it is so easy to descend on the town and get away again." As the Egeria's tour continued Navigating-Lieut. Moody's journal proceeds with many fascinating entries on many aspects of Borneo, Singapore, Siam, Malacca and Johore. The ship returns several times to Hong Kong and Singapore and entries on these places appear in several passages through the journal. The copious entries in this journal on all manner of topics give compelling accounts of the people, places and situations Moody encountered. This insightful man had a lively interest in the people and cultures he encountered. Although he displays a certain amount of cultural arrogance, typical of a foreigner of the time, it is mild in comparison with many, and his interest in recording the world as he saw it in his attractive and legible cursive hand, means that this journal provides invaluable snapshots into eastern Asia in the late 19th century in a remarkably engaging manner. This journal, almost certainly Moody's fair copy from notes he made while on the voyage, includes notes, diagrams and drawings (loosely inserted at the rear of the journal) which appear to have been made while at sea for later inclusion in his journal. This record of "ordinary" life is an important historical record which has an authenticity, life and feel of immediacy that make for compulsive reading. The bulk of the journal comprises descriptive text although the introductory first leaves are in a table format with ruled columns listing the Name of Place Visited; Date Arrived; Date Left; Number of Miles at Sea and Number of Days at Sea. Under these headings the details of his extensive travels throughout eastern Asia are carefully entered. These listings do not exactly fit with the descriptive essays within the journal further supporting our belief that at least one other volume of his writings must have existed. Moody took every opportunity to go ashore carefully recording these shore visits with a freshness and pleasure that captivates the reader. .

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        Del Diritto d'Accrescere fra Coeredi e Collegatari [and Seven Others]

      1878. Cannada-Bartoli, Gaetano. Del Diritto d'Accrescere fra Coeredi e Collegatari Secondo le Legislazioni Preesistite in Italia. Naples: Ernesto Anfossi, n.d. vii, 88 pp. [Bound with] Il Privilegio dello Imprenditore di Opere e Il Diritto Ipotecario Italiano (A Proposito della Graduazione Pelliccia). Naples: Cav. Gennaro de Angelis e Figlio, 1878. 43 pp. [And] Il Subingresso Ipotecario, Note All'Articolo 2011 Codice Civile. Naples: Comm. G. De Angelis e Figlio, 1879. 39 pp. [And] Note Intorno al Diritto Ipotecario delle Vigenti Legislazioni Europee in Confronto del Codice Civile Italiano e Della Futura Sua Evoluzione. Appendice alla Traduzione dei Principii di Diritto Civile del Laurent. Milan: Dott. Leonardo Vallardi, 1888. 166 pp. [And] La Pubblicita del Dominio e Dell'Ipoteca Prelezione al Corso di Diritto Civile Nella Universita di Napoli. Estratto Dagli Studi Napolitani, Gennaio 1895. Naples: Stabilimento Tipografico R. Pesole, 1895. 24 pp. [And] Sulla Trascrizione Degli Atti Causa Mortis. Naples: G. Nobile, 1896. 18 pp. [And] Sul Sistema di Pubblicita dei Diritti Reali Immobiliari Relazione al IV Congresso Giuridico Nazionale (Napoli, 1897). Naples: Stab. Tipografico Cav. A. Tocco, 1897. 130 pp. [And] Se il Creditore Ipotecario Possa Impedire il Taglio del Bosco di Alto Fusto e Quello del Bosco Ceduo. Castello: Tipografia Dello Stabilimento S. Lapi, 1898. 10 pp. Eight items in all. Octavo (9" x 6"). Stab-stitched pamphlets with printed wrappers bound into contemporary cloth, gilt title to spine (Cannada-Bartoli/ Opuscoli). Light rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, light spotting to boards. Some toning and light browning to texts, internally clean. Ex-library? Small location label to foot of spine. * A collection of "opusculi" by a notable Neapolitan jurist. Most of these deal with mortgages. OCLC locates 1 of these in North America; a copy of Del Diritto d'Accrescere fra Coeredi at Harvard Law School.

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        OSSERVAZIONI ATRONOMICHE E FISICHE SULL'ASSE DI ROTAZIONE E SULLA

      1878. SCHIAPARELLI, G. V. "OSSERVAZIONI ASTRONOMICHE E FISICHE SULL'ASSE DI ROTAZIONE E SULLA TOPOGRAFIA DEL PIANETA MARTE: fatte nella Reale Specola di Brera in Milano coll'equatoriale di Merz durante l'opposizione del 1877." First printing. Contained in Atti della R. Accademia dei Lincei, Anno CCLXXV, 1877-1878. Serie Terza. Memorie Della Classe Di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali. Volume II. Roma: Coi Tipi del Salviucci, 1878. Illustrated with five lithographs, including a double-page areographic map, a map of the southern hemisphere, and a color plate showing four views of Mars. pp. 308-439. Text and plates are clean and fresh, although lightly toned at edges. Thick 4to. (1145 pp.) bound in green pebbled cloth, with series title stamped at spine. Small chips at crown and the lower joint is just starting; light soiling overall. During the great opposition of Mars in 1877 Schiaparelli observed the planet thoroughly using a Merz refractor; this exceptional instrument allowed Schiaparelli to detect even the smallest surface features which had been overlooked in earlier oppositions by larger telescopes. In drawing a complete picture of the areographic positions of the fundamental points for the construction of an accurate map, he stated that the interpretation of the phenomena observed on Mars was still largely hypothetical, varying among observers even when they saw the same details. He was the first to classify the features as "seas" and "continents." (But it was Secchi who first used the term "canal" in his observations of 1859.) Although Schiaparelli understood that the features he observed on Mars were stable, he was cautious in drawing conclusions on the nature of the surface of the atmosphere until he could establish that the seas, continents, and canals were identifiable with analogous terrestrial forms. (DSB).

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        Fables de La Fontaine. Tome 1 et 2

      Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1878. demi-chagrin Livres 1 à 12. Publiées par D. Jouaust avec une introduction par Saint-René Tallandier de l'Académie Française. Ornées de douze dessins originaux de: de Bodmer,J. L. Brown,F. Daubigny. Detaille. Gérome. L. Leloir. Emile Lévy. Henri Lévy. Millet. Ph. Rousseau. Alf. Stevens. J. Worms. Portrait gravéde Jean De La Fontaine par Flameng. Imprimé par Jouaust sur les papiers à la forme de Van Gelder,d'amsterdam. Tirages des planches par Salmon. Beau papier. 2 forts volumes plats ivoire. Coins fenforcés et dos 4 nerfs cuir caramel. Pièces de titres bronze titres dorés. Papier à la cuve de l'epoque à l'intérieur des 2 ouvrages. Tiré à 750 exemplaires. "Le texte adpoté pour cette réimpression est celui de la première Edition complète,imprimée sous les yeux de l'auteur. Nous en avons conservé l'orthographe,sauf quelques légères modifications,certaines bizarreries nous ayant paru plutot des négligences typographiques que des façons bien arretées d'écriere des mots. . ".

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        L'Aéronaute. Bulletin mensuel illustré de la navigation aérienne. N°1 de la 11ème année au N°12 de la 12ème année

      Paris : Aux bureaux et à la rédaction de la revue l'Aéronaute, 1878. relié. 15,5x23,5cm. Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin marine, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés et de doubles filets à froid, petites traces de frottements sans gravité sur le dos, date dorée (le relieur, sans doute amoureux, a faussement indiqué les années 1876-1877 alors qu'il s'agit bien des années 1878-1879 contenues dans ce volume), plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve,couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque. Nombreuses illustrations in-texte. Très rare exemplaire de la première publication aéronautique, après la tentative avortée d'un premier Aéronaute en 1864 par Nadar : "l'enfant que je n'ai pu faire grandir est dès à présent à vous, Monsieur, et c'est moi qui vous remercie de l'adoption." Contributions de Charles Robin, Hureau de Villeneuve, Enrico Ciotti, Jules armengaud, Ch. du Hauvel d'Audreville, Louis Rameau, Louis Redier, Victor Tatin, Claude Jobert, Hervé-Mangon, Pierre Castel, Charles de Louvrié, Paul Martin Saint Léon, Serge Mikounine, Gaston tissandier, Adrien Duté-Poitevin, Félix Caron, J. Mélikoff, Michel Krouchkoff, Wilfrid de Fonvielle, J. Bennett, Enrico Forlmanini, Le comte d'Esterno, Louis rameau, Henri Lachambre, Saint-Loup, Elie Mirepoix, Marc Antoine Gaudin... Devenue d'une insigne rareté, cette revue constittue un important témoignage de l'aventure aéronautique et de la concurence entre le plus léger et le plus lourd que l'air. - Aux bureaux et à la rédaction de la revue l'Aéronaute, Paris _Janvier 1878 - Décembre 1879, 15,5x23,5cm, 24 fascicules reliés en 1 volume. - 24 fascicules reliés en 1 volume

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        MEN OF MARK. A GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITS OF MEN DISTINGUISHED IN THE SENATE, THE CHURCH, IN SCIENCE, LITERATURE AND ART, THE ARMY, NAVY, LAW AND MEDICINE ETC

      London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1878.. FIRST EDITION 1878, third series only, ORIGINAL WOODBURY PHOTOGRAPH OF CHARLES DARWIN, 1878. 4to, 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, 36 oval Woodburytype photographs by Lock and Whitfield, mounted on thick paper with decorated surround, each measuring 115 x 95 mm, 4½ x 3½ inches, each with a page of biographical text by Thompson Cooper, bound in original publisher's cloth with bevelled edges, gilt and black decoration and gilt lettering to upper cover and spine, blind stamped decoration to lower cover, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. Slight water-staining to lower cover, name and date of 1881 on front endpaper, a few text pages lightly browned, photographs all in excellent condition, binding tight and firm. A very good clean copy in a very bright binding. Notable photographs are those of Charles Darwin, Anthony Trollope, John Scott Russell engineer, Lord Napier of Magdala, Vice-Admiral Sir Francis Leopold McClintock the explorer who three times went in search of Franklin's expedition in the Arctic, Commander Verney Lovett Cameron, African explorer. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Voyage Autour du Monde

      Paris: E. Plon et Cie, 1878. (BINDING, PUBLISHER'S) Nouvelle Edition. 4to. 360 wood engravings, full- page and in text. Publisher's illustrated green cloth, blocked in gilt and black, front cover illustration signed "A. Souze," a.e.g., fine . A pristine copy in the publisher's illustrated cloth

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        Caldecott's Picture Books Containing all 16 titles

      London: George Routledge & Sons, 1878. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Randolph Caldecott. This custom made pull-off case contains all 16 first editions of Caldecott's Picture Books. The card covered books are fully illustrated [printing by Edmund Evans] on each page with a combination of monochrome and colour. The pull-off case is leather quarterbound with gilt titling and decoration to the spine. All 16 titles are shown in gilt lettering on the spine. There is a small gilt monogram [HEG] to the 'upper board' of the case. The case measures 25x23x6 cm [10x9x2.4 inches] and all 16 books fit snugly inside. The books changed format and size slightly between the first and last eight from portrait [228x206 mm] to landscape [203x236 mm]. The Picture Books were published annually, in pairs, from 1878 until Caldecott's death in 1866 - always in time for Christmas they were the forerunners of the later Christmas Annuals [Randolph Caldecott Society]. The 16 titles are: John Gilpin [1878], The House that Jack Built [1878], The Babes in the Wood [1879], The Mad Dog [1879], The Three Jovial Huntsmen [1880], Sing a Song for Sixpence [1880], The Queen of Hearts [1881], The Farmer's Boy [1881], The Milkmaid [1882], Hey Diddle Diddle and Baby Bunting [[1882], A Frog he would a-Wooing Go [1883], The Fox Jumps Over the Parson's Gate [1883], Come Lasses and Lads [1884], Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross and A Farmer Went Trotting [1884], Mrs. Mary Blaize [1885], The Great Panjandrum [1885]. These first edition versions are considered to be more collectible than the later editions published posthumously by Warne, not only because they are firsts, but due to the fact that the engravings in the Routledge books reproduce the subtlety of the colour of the original illustrations - the Warne editions are considered to be brighter and not as true to the artist's intentions. The case has a small stain, c.4x3 cm, on the inside edge [does not penetrate] with some wear to corners of case and slight rubbing to top/tail of spine. Three of the books have a name inscribed to the top of the front cover [presume by style to be original owner] and several of the books have an original bookseller lable [Barrett of Chichester] to the front cover. There is the occasional finger smudge to the books, with some wear to the spine / edges of the card covers, but overall the books are in very good condition.

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        ?The Consistency of the Axiom of Choice and of the Generalized Continuum-Hypothesis? [and] ?Consistency-Proof for the Generalized Continuum-Hypothesis? [and] ?The Independence of the Continuum Hypothesis, I-II? (in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 24 (1938), pp.556-557 and Volume 25 (1939), 220-224

      TWO MILESTONE PAPERS ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS. Two volume first edition of Kurt Gödel?s proof of the consistency of the axiom of choice and the generalized continuum hypothesis with the axiom of set theory. In 1878, German mathematician Georg Cantor put forth a hypothesis that said any infinite subset of the set of all real numbers can be put into one-to-one correspondence either with the set of integers or with the set of all real numbers (?There is no set whose cardinality is strictly between that of the integers and that of the real numbers?).The continuum problem, as Cantor?s problem came to be know, was the first in Hilbert?s famous list of mathematical problems, presented in an address in 1900. All attempts to prove or disprove Cantor?s conjecture failed until 1938, when Kurt Gödel, in these papers, showed it was impossible to disprove the continuum hypothesis. "Gödel studied the relationship of the continuum hypothesis and the axiom of choice to basic set theory as formulated by the mathematicians Ernst Zermelo and Abraham Fraenkel.In 1940 Gödel showed that both the continuum hypothesis and the axiom of choice are consistent with the axioms of set theory. More precisely, he demonstrated that if the Zermelo-Fraenkel system without the axiom of choice is consistent, then the Zermelo-Fraenkel system with the axiom of choice is consistent, and that the continuum hypothesis is consistent with the Zermelo-Fraenkel system" (Ryan, Thinkers of the Twentieth Century, p. 212f). ?Godel?s result, joined to [Paul J.] Cohen?s (1963-1964), set the stage for a whole new era in the theory of sets in which a host of problems of the consistency or independence of various conjectures in set theory relative to this or that set of axioms are being investigated by constructing models? (Shanker, Godel?s Theorem in Focus, 66-67).CONDITION & DETAILS: 4to (10 x 7 inches). Both volumes handsomely rebound in aged brown cloth (identical to original binding). Gilt-lettered and dated at the spine. Solidly and tightly bound, with both volumes set into a gilt-titled brown slipcase. New endpapers. Very good to near fine condition in every way.

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        The Works of George Eliot

      Edinburgh and London - WilliamBlackwood and Sons, 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The works of George Eliot, uniformly bound in tree calf by Riviere and Son. Needs a bit of repair as some of the joints are weak and four and failing, however wel worth the effortBlackwood's Cabinet Edition, published by John Blackwood at the suggestion of George Henry Lewes,Eliot's lifelong partner. In nineteen volumes - The Spanish Gypsy is missing. Including Romola (two volumes), Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil and Brother Jacob (in one volume), Adam Bede (in two volumes), Scenes of Clerical Life (in two volumes), The Mill on the Floss (in two volumes), Felix Holt (in two volumes), Middlemarch (in three volumes), Daniel Deronda (in three volumes), The Legend of Jubal and Other Poems Old and New (in one volume) and Impressions on Theophrastus Such. This set contains all of the author's prose and poetry, except for The Spanish Gypsy. An additional four volumes were published later, containing a biography, an essay and pieces from her notebook. With an ink inscription to front blank of the first volume of Middlemarch, With Olive's love, Xmas 1886. Mary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, most of them set in provincial England and well known for their realism and psychological insight. She used a pen name to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. Condition: In tree calf bindings with gilt decoration to spines and marbled endpapers and textblock edges. Externally, twelve joint cracked, three joints are tender and two boards are held by cords only. Two boards have become detached and have been amateurly repaired with sellotape. Internally, firmly bound. Small closed tear to one page of Felix Holt, vol I and to a few pages of The Legend of Jubal, not affecting text. Generally bright and clean except for slight foxing to endpapers. Overall: GOOD.

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        George Cruikshank: The Artist, The Humourist, And The Man, With Some Account Of His Brother Robert. A Critico-Bibliographical Essay

      Birmingham: Houghton and Hammond, 1878. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary crushed scarlet morocco, gilt lettered spine. Aeg. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. Cruikshank, George. 77 pages in text. 28 x 22 cm. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED -- in addition to the 21 illustrations originally published in this work, there are 263 engravings on steel, copper, and wood by Cruikshank and others, including 96 hand-colored impressions, 47 portraits [ten hand-colored], 13 hand-colored caricatures by Isaac and George Cruikshank, Gillray, and others. Also, two original water-color drawing by George Cruikshank (as frontispiece), one of Grimaldi, plus his large and bold autograph dated October 17, 1864. COHN p.358 in the Appendix, provides a one line notation of the original work. Many of the great literary and contemporary notable personages are represented graphically. Plates are clean, bright and attractive including the numerous hand-colored fold-outs. Bound by Hampstead, joints slightly rubbed. Bookplate.

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        THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE

      London, John Murray, 1878.. SIXTH EDITION, 1878, Twentieth Thousand, with additions and corrections to 1872. 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, folding chart, pages: xxi,1-458 including index, original publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, blind-stamped decorative borders to covers, original brown endpapers, small bookbinder's ticket on last pastedown, adverts to verso of title page. Binding slightly rubbed, slight shelf wear to edges, pale age-browning throughout, old ink name and date to top of half-title, inner paper hinges cracked, pale foxing to endpapers, otherwise a very good copy. This is the first reprint of the edition of 1876 which contained the final text as Darwin left it and which contained small differences in text from the sixth edition of 1872. The word 'evolution' was used for the first time in the 6th edition of 1872 of The Origin of Species on page 201 (twice) and page 424 (3 times). Darwin had used it before in the first edition of the Descent of Man (1871) but it doesn't appear in The Origin of Species until 1872. The title changed to The Origin of Species from On the Origin of Species in the edition of 1872 and a Glossary was added by W. S. Dallas. See: The Works of Charles Darwin by R. B. Freeman, page 87 number 403. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        LA DIVINA COMMEDIA

      Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1878. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. A Little Inlaid Bibliopegic Jewel, OfferingRemarkable Technique, Charm, and Condition 54 x 32 mm (2 1/8 x 1 1/4"). 4 p.l., 499, [1] pp. SUPERB CONTEMPORARY TAN MOROCCO INTRICATELY INLAID IN THE "FLORE ORNAMENTALE" STYLE BY MARIUS MICHEL (stamp-signed on front doublure), covers and spine with black inlaid morocco frames outlined in gilt enclosing a pattern of interlocking vines, leaves, and irises, all outlined in gilt and accented with gilt circlets, RED MOROCCO DOUBLURES with French fillet borders, all edges gilt. Contained in a custom-made (very probably original) velvet-lined case of dark brown morocco, the upper cover and sides adorned with gilt lozenges and flowers. With engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. The type cast by Giacomo Gnocchi of Milan, set by Giuseppe Geche, printed by Luigi Baldan, and corrected by Luigi Busato. Bondy, p. 95; Spielman 114. A SPLENDID COPY OF AN EXCEPTIONALLY CHARMING ITEM, with virtually no signs of use even to the case. This is a little bibliopegic gem, at once one of the most renowned miniature books ever produced and a striking inlaid miniature binding by one of the great French workshops of the Belle Epoque. Spielman thought the type (known as "flies' eyes" and measuring about two-point) was "the smallest ever employed." Whether that claim remains true, the Grolier Club's "Miniature Books: 4,000 Years of Tiny Treasures" reported that working with this type, which is scarcely visible to the naked eye, "is said to have injured the eyesight of both the compositor and corrector. It took one month to print 30 pages, and new types were necessary for every new forme." The amazing technical achievement of the printing is echoed here by the binding, in which we see a beautiful demonstration of the then-revolutionary "Flore Ornamentale" design. The elder Marius Michel had produced distinguished work in the prevailing historical style for two decades, beginning in Paris in 1849. He was joined in the business by his son Henri (also known as "Marius Michel"), who believed passionately "that bookbinding needed a new vocabulary of ornamentation in order to express the mood and spirit of contemporary authors." He found in the 1878 International Exposition a convenient and appropriate forum through which to promote the revolutionary style of decorative ornaments based on nature, a style he called "La Flore Ornamentale." He was at first viewed as impudent and rebellious, and his work was objected to on theoretical grounds as being too much like "art," and too little like a product of the binder's craft. But "the young man's fervent convictions, as well as his superb technical skills, as both a binder and a gilder, won him an increasing number of supporters. By 1885 his designs were seen as a viable alternative to traditional bindings for certain books." Other binders began to imitate his approach, but Marius Michel the Younger was the "undisputed leader of the new movement, [his] incomparable technique, harmonious selection of color, and infinite variety of plant motifs [placing] his work above those of his contemporaries." (Duncan & De Bartha) The design and finishing of this binding set it far above what one usually finds on a miniature book, and its unsurpassable condition and irresistible charm make this a compellingly attractive item.

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        A History of Travancore from the earliest times

      Madras: Higginbotham & Co, 1878. Octavo. (8 3/8 x 5 3/8 inches). Half- title. Folding hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece "A Panorama of Travancore" by Alex. Barren, with letterpress key in the right margin, 53 uncoloured lithographic plates by C. Paczensky (43), Ross brothers (5) or Alex. Barren (5), (12 after photographs). Original light green cloth, the upper cover blocked in gilt with a decorative border surrounding the centrallyplaced arms of Travancore, the lower cover bordered in blind, the spine blocked in gilt, grey-coated paper endpapers, gilt edges. An important author's presentation copy of the rare first edition of this well-regarded work on present-day southern Kerala. As the presentation inscription makes clear, Atholl Macgregor was British Resident at the courts of Travancore and Cochin, when this work was presented to him by the author, who was himself the Dewan Peishcar (a high-ranking official) at the court of Travancore. The charming frontispiece appears to have been based on the work of a local artist who attempted to include everything of interest: people, animals, buildings are all included with the result that there are sometimes some surprising (and surprised) neighbours. The uncoloured plates include an intriguing group of relatively early examples of lithographed topographical views, printed in India, based on photographs.

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        WATCH AND WARD

      1878. hardcover. <center><b>a <i>fine</i> copy of the first novel written by Henry James, later disowned</b></center> James, Henry Jr. WATCH AND WARD. Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1878. Original blind-stamped terra-cotta cloth decorated in gilt. <p>First Edition of the first novel written by Henry James, having appeared in <i>Atlantic Monthly</i> in 1871. (It was not his first novel published in book form, however, as RODERICK HUDSON earned that honor in 1876; in fact, within a few years James himself essentially disowned WATCH AND WARD -- excluding it from his 1883 Collective Edition -- and began referring to RODERICK HUDSON as his first novel.) This is an unusual tale in which young Roger Lawrence adopts newly-orphaned twelve year-old Nora Lambert; she had become an orphan when her father took his own life in the hotel room next to Lawrence, after Lawrence had declined to give him financial assistance. Lawrence has plans to raise his adopted daughter to become his wife some day, but such plans do not foresee that Nora might grow into a beautiful young woman with other suitors...</p> <p>The tale was published in Osgood&#39;s "Little Classics" series, with its small, rather fragile binding; it was not published separately in England. This first impression, printed in May 1878, consisted of only 1000 copies; there was a second impression of another 280 copies in July. (The collations of the two are slightly different -- but this copy bears an ownership inscription dated June 1878, making the first-impression designation definite.) This copy is in terra-cotta cloth (some are in green, without priority); the endpapers are coated light brown (one of five colors cited by E&L). <u>This is a remarkably fine, bright copy</u> -- practically as new -- which is quite uncommon for such a delicate book. Supino 6.1.0; Edel & Laurence A6; Blanck 10535. Housed in a handsome morocco-backed clamshell case with inner chemise.</p> (Sumner & Stillman Code:12085)

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        HECTOR SERVADAC

      1878. hardcover. <center><b>Verne&#39;s dramatic tale of inadvertent space travel</b></center> Verne, Jules. HECTOR SERVADAC. Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. With Numerous Illustrations. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1878. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, all edges gilt. <p>First British Edition. The errant comet "Gallia" rips out a section of the Earth including Gibraltar and the north coast of Algeria, carrying off various people (including French Captain Hector Servadac and his orderly Ben Zoof) into space on a two-year orbit of our solar system; they are forced to take refuge in a volcano to survive the passage far from the sun. The cover (but not the title page) bears the sub title "The Career of a Comet."</p> <p>This tale was first published in the English language by George Munro in his wrappered "Seaside Library," in September 1877. A month later, the Philadelphia firm of Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger issued the first half of this tale in a cloth-bound 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).</p> <p>This copy is in green cloth; we have also had copies in lilac-brown, terra-cotta and red (no priority). It is in near-fine condition (scarcely any soil or wear, except that the original rear endpaper has cracked). This is a quite desirable copy of one of Verne&#39;s most intriguing space exploration tales. Taves & Michaluk V016; Edwards 16.</p> FANTASY / SCIENCE FICTION / SUPERNATURAL (Sumner & Stillman Code:12158)

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        The History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven

      in the County of York, third edition, with many additions and corrections, edited by A. W. Morant , very large thick square folio, RARE LARGE PAPER COPY with wide margins, xxii, [vi], 656pp., hand coloured additional pictorial title [only thus in large paper copy], engraved portrait, 2 maps, 58 plates [mostly tinted], 29 pedigrees, original publisher's full panelled gothic morocco on bevelled heavy boards, very skilfully rehinged, London: Cassell / Leeds: Joseph Dodgson, 1878. English topography at its most lavish - wonderful engraved and aquatint plates. Photograph available on request.

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

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

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        On the Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life.

      New York: Appleton and Company 1878.. "New Edition from the sixth English edition", 8vo, xxi, (1), 458 pp. Folding plate, light marginal browning throughout. Original russet cloth, some light rubbing otherwise a very good copy. Freeman 404.

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        Untersuchungen über die Aetiologie der Wundinfectionskrankheiten. Mit 5 Tafeln Abbildungen.

      Leipzig, F.C.W. Vogel, 1878. Bound in wellpreserved contemporary boards with red titlelabel in leather on back, gilt lettering. Inside on frontcover with a small printed label "Alfred Lorentz Buchhandlung und Antiquariat Leipzig.." (4),80 pp. and 5 lithographed plates (4 of which on 2 sheets, complete). A small inkspot on pp. 6-7, otherwise fine and clean.. First edition. It is the first demonstration of the fact that bacteria is the cause of wound infections. "Koch's epochal work on the aetiology of traumatic infections established his reputation. He inoculated animals with material from various sources and produced six types of infection, each due to micro-organisms. He carried these infections through seweral generations of animals. His great work determined the role of bacteria in the aetiology of wound infections and demonstrated for the first time the specificity of infection." (Garrison & Morton No.2536). Koch was awarded The Nobel Prize in 1905.This general foundation of bacteriology led a few years later Koch to isolate and identify the Tubercle bacillis and establishing the infectious nature of this disease, therby opening a way to a cure. - Printing and the Mind of Man 366 (b). - One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine No. 80

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        Annuario della nobilta' italiana. pisa, 1878-91.

      Dodici volumi di cm. 13, pp. 500-700 circa ciascuno. Con molti stemmi in cromolitografia su tavole f.t. Leg. uniforme in tela rossa editoriale con titoli in oro al dorso ed ai piatti. Poche fioritura alle carte, ottimo stato di conservazione generale. Disponibile un raro insieme di almanacchi a partire dal primo anno di pubblicazione (1878) al 1891. Nella sequenza d'apparizione mancano i due volumi apparsi nel 1882-83 (riferentesi quindi al 1883-84). Non comune, soprattutto in tale, ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        MILANO ALLA MANO 1878 (RONCHI).

      Pianta di Milano in litografia a colori (mm. 510 x 515, più larghi margini), entro cornice moderna in legno nero e oro (mm. 712x712). Ben conservata.

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        Erânische Alterthumskunde von Fr. Spiegel. Erster Band: Geographie, Ethnographie und älteste Geschichte; Zweiter Band: Religion. Geschichte bis zum Tode Alexanders des Grossen; Dritter Band: Geschichte, Staats- und Familienleben. Wissenschaft und Kunst; Mit vollständigem Register über alle drei Bände, 3 Bände (vollständig),

      [XII, 760]; [XII, 632]; [IV, 863 (1)] Seiten, 8° (22,5 x 15 cm), Interimseinbände. Friedrich Spiegel (1820-1905), namhafter deutscher Orientalist, Iranforscher und bedeutender Kenner der Zarathustrischen Lehre. In den hier vorliegenden drei Bänden findet sich sozusagen die Summe seiner Forschungsarbeiten. - Einbandpapiere teils eingerissen und geknickt. Buchblöcke des ersten und dritten Bandes zweifach gebrochen. Unbeschnittene Exemplare. Die letzten acht Blätter des dritten Bandes im Bereich der Innenstege stärker eingerissen (mit geringem Textverlust). Blätter teils leicht gedunkelt. Buchblöcke sonst in sauberem Zustand.

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        Catalogue of the Library at Brook House Park Lane belonging to Sir Dudley Coutts Majoribanks, Baronet of Guisachan, M. P

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

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        Menschliches, allzumenschliches. Ein Buch für freie Geister. Dam Andenken Voltaire's geweiht zur Gedächtnis-Feier seines Todestages, des 30. Mai 1778.

      Chemitz, Schmeitzner, 1878. Lex 8vo. Contemporary black full cloth with gilt line-decoration and lettering to spine. Some brownspotting to end-papers and first and last leaves, but otherwise very nice and clean. Small stamp to title-page. Annotations to front pasted-down end-paper. Without the initial half-title, but with the advertisement-leaf and the eere-correction that was cut out and pasted in by Schmeitzner over enon of the word menon to spell meere, on p. 290. (6), 377, (1), (2, -advertisements) pp.. The scarce first edition, first issue, of the work in which Nietzsche the philosopher comes into being, his seminal Human, All Too Human, according to Nietzsche himself, his most important book, by many considered his first actual philosophical work, a book that marks a turning point in his philosophical style and that, while reinforcing his friendship with Rée, also ends his friendship with the anti-Semitic Wagner, who comes under attack in a thinly-disguised characterization of the artist.'' (SEP).The present work is also the first of Nietzsche's Books, on the title-page of which he is listed merely by his name, not followed by Prof.The highly controversial philosophical masterpiece, Human, All Too Human, that Nietzsche according to himself began writing in August 1876, is, together with The Birth of Tragedy, the work that is surrounded by the most drama. Not only does the story of the beginning of the work differ, due to the wish to signal certain personal opinions and relationships, but the title of the work also allegedly changed quite a lot. Whatever the original starting date or title, Human, All Too Human, signaled a redical departure in style and content from anything that Nietzsche had previously written, indicating a new direction that was to continue for his next five books. (Schaberg, p. 55). The history of the actual printing of the book and the conditions and discussions that surrounded it are fairly complicated, however, in the end, the book appeared as Nietzsche had wanted it, except that the publisher persuaded him not to publish it pseudonomously or anonomously. What he didn't want, and might not have expected, were the horribly low sales-numbers. Out of the 1.000 printed copies, only 120 copies were actually sold, and in 1886 the 551 remainders were sold to Fritsch for use in a new edition, making the actual number of the present first edition merely 449.Nietzsche's friends responded in various ways, but the highly positive reactions were limited to Gast and only three other people. Paul Rée, as expected, thought the book was brilliant... The negative reactions were far more widespread... Nietzsche's former supporters and readers were not prepared to accept the stylistic and philosophical about-face and the book's poor sales reflected this rejection (Schaberg, p. 63-64). It is also to be noted that the book was banned in Russia.In his Ecco Homo, Nietzsche stated that ''Human, All Too Human is the monument of a crisis, referring both to the important change in his formerly so close friendship with Wagner as well as to his general situation (he had to resign as professor in Basel the following year and his health deteriorating) and the end of his former philosophical period (also meaning the beginning of a new). ''Human, All Too Human represents a coming of age for Nietzsche the man./ It is a coming of age for Nietzsche the philosopher as well... [it] marks the beginning of a second period in Nietzsche's philosophy, for in it he rejects decisively the romanticism that had characterized his first major work... (Marion Faber's Introduction to the 1986 English translation of the work, p. (XXI)).Schaberg no. 29

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        George Silverman's Explanation.

      Brighton: Southern Publishing Company. [1878] Orig. pink wraps; rusted at staple, otherwise v.g.Originally published in the Atlantic Monthly for January, February and March 1868, this is a pirated edition and the only appearance in book form.

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