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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, TO MRS. LANG

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James correspondence, this letter is recorded in the form of a typed transcript in the Edel Papers, and noted there as unpublished.

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

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

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        Political Economy

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

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        The Chronicles of Barsetshire [The Warden, Barchester Towers, Doctor Thorne, Framley Parsonage, The Small House at Allington, The Last Chronicle of Barset]

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

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        THE WINE GROWERS & WINE-COOPERS' MANUAL. With plans and alcoholic tables

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

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

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

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        How the "Mastiffs" went to Iceland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Facsimile of an Ancient Heraldic Manuscript Emblazoned by Sir David Lyndsay of the Mount. Lyon King of Arms. 1542. Limited Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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        Under the Window

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Is HE POPENJOY? A Novel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED and AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED

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

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        Journal of a Tour in Marocco and the Great Atlas.

      London, Macmillan and Co, 1878. 8vo. xvi,+ 499 pp.+ folding panorama view,+ large folding map,+ folding plate,+ 6 full-page wood engraved plates. Several woodcut illustrations in the text. Publ. dec cloth, gilt spine. Fine copy from the library of Måns Ryberg. Neate H109. Playfair 1275. First edition. "This journey was undertaken in 1871, and the account of its botany and geology is one of the most important works that has been written on the country" (Playfair). The large folding map is by John Ball and shows south Marocco. The botanists Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) and John Ball (1818-89) travelled in 1871 to Morocco and the Atlas Mountains, accompanied by the geologist George Maw. They were particularly interested in the flora of Morocco and the book contains, in addition to their account of their experiences in Morocco and the places they visited, detailed notes on the vegetation and flora which they found. It also contains interesting facts relating to the Berbers

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        Conspectus florae Europaeae, seu enumeratio methodica plantarum phanerogamarum Europae indigenarum, indicatio distributionis geographicae singularum etc.

      (1-4). Örebro, Typis officinae Bohlinianae, 1878-82. 8:o. (6),+ 256,+ (1),+ (blank),+ 257-858,+ (1) s. Något fläckig inledningsvis, blyertsmarkeringar. Tillsammans med: NYMAN, C. F. Acotyledoneae vasculares et Characeae Europae. E conspectus florae Europaeae supplemento I seorsim impr. Örebro, typis officinae Bohlinianae, 1883. 8:o. 21 s. Med omslag. Sammanbunden med: NYMAN, C. F. Conspectus florae Europaeae index. Sistens nomina et synonyma specierum subspecierum, varietatum etc. [=Omslagstitel.] Conspectus florae Europaeae. Supplementum I. 1883-84. [=Smutstitel.] Örebro, typis officina Bohlinianae, 1884. 8:o. (2),+ 166 s. Med omslag. Sammanbunden med: ROTH, E. Additamenta ad Conspectum florae Europaeae editum a cl. C. F. Nyman. Beiträge zu C. F. Nymans Conspectus florae Europaeae. Berlin, F. Weidling, 1886. 46,+ (2) s. Tillsammans med: NYMAN, C. F. Conspectus florae Europaeae. Supplementum II. 1-2. Addditamenta. Emendationes. Observationes. [=Omslagstitel.] Örebro, typis officina Bohlinianae, 1889-90. 8:o. (4),+ 224; (6),+ 225-404. Med samtliga omslagen. Röda halvmarokängband, rikt guldornerade ryggar med gröna titeletiketter, röda marmorerade pärmpapper, marmorerade snitt (G. Hedberg). Tre volymer, titeletiketterna något olika blekta annars uniforma. Exlibris. Ur Måns Rybergs bibliotek. Krok s. 561, nr. 10. Supplement I här i särtrycksutgåvorna, med egna pagineringsföljder, istället för fortsatt paginering till s. 1046. Allt som utkom av Nymans "Conspectus", med båda supplementen samt Roths kritiska tillägg. Ett genmäle av Nyman gentemot Roths tillägg utkom i Botaniska notiser 1886, men saknas här. Carl Fredrik Nyman (1820-93) var under stor del av sitt liv amanuens vid Riksmuseets botaniska avdelning. För "Conspectus" erhöll Nyman Letterstedska priset och en mindre penningsumma

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        Architecture Allemande (In 6 Heften)

      Ernst & Korn Ernst & Korn, 1878. Hardcover. g. Folio. Unpaginated (84 leaves). Half leather over brown cloth with gold lettering on spine. Raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Rare architectural sketchbook with designs by architecs such as v. Arnim, Martius, Hitzig, Gottgetreu, A. Schultz, Stüler, Strack, Runge, Eisenlohr, Persius and Böhm. Illustrated with 36 color lithographs as well as b/w reproductions of architectural drawings of houses and gardens of Berlin and Potsdam. Drawings by Borstell, A. v. Keller and others. Lithographs by W. Loeillot, Berlin. Some abrasions to leather. Slight staining and scuffing on boards. Back cover sunned. Foxing to pages not affecting plates. Captions in German. Tight copy in good condition.

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        Icones selectæ hymenomycetum nondum delineatorum. Sub auspiciis regiæ Academiæ scientiarum Holmiensis.

      Stockholm/Uppsala, Samson et Wallin/F. et G. Beijer, 1878-88. Editio sine tabulis. Två häften med text, 116 + (2); VII + 104 s.37,5 X 28 cm.. Perfekt skick.. Obs! Denna upplaga är komplett trots att planscher saknas

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        "Kart over Fredriksberg tilhörende Enkefru Larsen...Maalestok 1 : 1000 Meter"

      Tusj og lett akvarell på tykt papir, arket 75,5x63cmSignert og datert nede til høyre: "Christiania, Mai 1878. Hugo Ullitz Ingenieur" Christiania 1878 Området Fredriksberg ligger ved dagens Drammensveien 111 og grenser i vest til Frognerelven og i øst til Heia. Løkken fikk sitt navn etter kjøpmann Fredrik Clausen som rundt 1755 fikk bygget et elegant lyststed her. Siden overtok Clausen også Frogner gård. Etter at ulike velstående eiere satt med Fredriksberg utover på 1800-tallet, ble eiendommen i 1871 kjøpt av vinhandler Peter A. Larsen, men han døde allerede i 1875. Området som nå var på 25 mål (opplysningen om dette, se Mørch side 234, men på kartet er arealet målt til 37 836m2), ble så utleid til en svenske, Fredrik A. Dahl. Etter dennes død i 1890 solgte Enkefru Larsen eiendommen til konsuldatter Calla Wiel fra Halden. Området ble utbygget mellom 1935 og 1941 og har i dag adressene Drammensveien 113 - 119, Halvdan Svartes gate 1 - 6 og Ingar Nilsens vei 1 - 7.Det er ikke så mange opplysninger å finne om Hugo Ullitz, men han har antagelig utvandret til USA og var der "surveyor" med bl.a. detaljkart fra New York (Queens) og i Midtvesten. Som betitlet på kartet var han ingeniør og var før han reiste til Amerika Norges første telefondirektør i 1880. Asker museum eier en tegning av Otto Valstad som viser Ullitz da han var 90 år gammel i 1940. Han var da bosatt i Asker.. Morten Ole Mørch "Frogner fra jordbruk og løkkeland til bydel" Bastionen forlag Oslo 2009, se sidene 90 - 234, Nasjonalbiblioteket i Oslo, kartsamlingen ved Benedicte Gamborg Briså, samt opplysninger fra Telemuseet ved Arve M. Nordsveen

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        Is HE POPENJOY? A Novel

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

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

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

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        Felis Jaguarondi [Yaguaroundi ]

      [London: Daniel Giraud Elliot for the subscribers, circa 1878-1883]. Hand- coloured lithograph by J.Smit after Joseph Wolf, printed by M. & N.Hanhart. 23 3/4 x 18 3/4". A very fine image from 'the best animal painter who ever lived' (Sir Edwin Landseer). The Jaguarundi [puma yaguarondi] lives mainly in Mexico, Central America and South America. They are seen very infrequently in southern Texas, New Mexico and the Sonora Desert in Arizona. 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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        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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        NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO THE POLAR SEA DURING 1875-6 IN H.M.SHIPS "ALERT" AND "DISCOVERY" by Capt. Sir John Nares with NOTES on the Natural History Edited by H.W. Feilden, Naturalist to the Expedition in TWO VOLUMES.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1878.. 4th Edition stated but same year as 1st: Vol I, xl, 395pp; 3 photographs, 1 full page illustration, woodcuts, 1 large folding map. Vol II, viii, 378pp, LACKS TITLE PAGE AND FRONTISPIECE TO VOL II, hence 2 photographs, 6 full-page illustrations, woodcuts, 1 folding map. Large folding map in VOL I torn but complete without loss. Publisher's green cloth, black and gilt design, brown eps. Nares was the commander of the British arctic expedition sent out for the attainment of the North Pole in 1875. 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. Covers rubbed, spines softening with small loss at top of Volume I. Contemporary gift inscription title page Volume I, signature Volume top of pp vii, Volume II, some minor spotting mainly to backs of full page illustrations. Overall Very Good.

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        The CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION 1878. State of California

      San Francisco:: James T. White & Co., Publishers.. 1878.. 3-3/32" x 2-1/4". 1st edition (Bradbury, p. 203; Cowan II, p. 90). Not in Welsh. 148, [2] pp. 4 pages of adverts at front & rear.. Original publisher's full brown pebbled cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to front board.. Front hinge just starting, otherwise a VG+ example of this rare. volume.. Contents include: Amendments to Constitution of U.S.; Chaos in California; Cities and Towns, Description of; Climate, Table of, Different Cities; Constitution of California; Constitution of U.S.; Description of the Counties; Discovery of Gold; Gold Product of California; Governors of Province, Territory, State; Growth of the State; Mexican Government; Military Government; Presidential Elections; Rainfall in San Francisco, 1849 to 1877; Spanish Government; Table of Distances; Vigilance Committee. The 3rd of 3 miniature books Bynon produced 1877-78. No copies at auction these past 30+ years. OCLC records just 4 holdings.

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        Kina.

      Några gensagor mot gängse irrmeningar. Stockholm, Central-tryckeriet, 1878. 33 s. Brunt hfrbd med upphöjda bind och brunt övre snitt. Med Signe och Henrik Svanfeldts exlibris samt Björn Mattséns namnstämpel. Saknar det blanka omslaget.. Zetterlund I:7. Ombrutet särtryck ur: "Framtiden. Tidskrift för fosterländsk odling utgifven af Carl von Bergen. Ny följd. Första årgången 1877. Nionde och tionde häftet". Strindberg presenterar i sin artikel det kinesiska rikets geografi, folk, kultur och språk. Det var i hans arbete på Kungliga bibioteket som Strindbergs intresse för regionen hade väckts. Han hittade några kinesiska tryck som felaktigt hade placerats i handskriftssamlingen, uppdraget att korrigera misstaget föll på honom och han lärde sig genom självstudier tillräckligt mycket kinesiska för att kunna upprätta en katalog. Intresset för Ostasien låg dessutom rätt i tiden bl.a. genom Nordenskiölds Vegafärd 1878-80

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        LES BORDS DE L'ADRIATIQUE ET LE MONTENEGRO (......)

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

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        Thèses présentées a la Faculté des sciences de Paris pour obtenir le grade de docteur des sciences mathématiques. 1re These. Sur les propriétés des fonctions définies par les équations aux différences partielles. 2e These. Propositions données par la Faculté. Soutenues le 1er aout 1879, devant la commission d'examen.Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1879. First edition.

      A fine copy, with the original printed wrappers, of Poincaré's thesis for his doctorate in science from the University of Paris. "Poincaré's doctoral thesis [was] on differential equations (not on methods of solution, but on existence theorems), which led to one of his most celebrated contributions to mathematics-the properties of automorphic functions" (Boyer & Merzbach, History of Mathematics, p. 675). "The theory of differential equations and its applications to dynamics was clearly at the center of Poincaré's mathematical thought; from his first (1878) to his last (1912) paper, he attacked the theory from all possible angles and very seldom let a year pass without publishing a paper on the subject" (DSB XI: 56).<br/><br/> "Poincaré's thesis, which was examined by Bouquet, Bonnet and Darboux, concerned the study of integrals of first-order partial differential equations in the neighbourhood of a singular point. It was his second paper of the theory of differential equations and, as Hadamard remarked, it contained a strong pointer towards his future success with the topic and its applications to celestial mechanics: 'Even Poincaré 's thesis contained a remarkable result which was destined later to provide him with a powerful tool in his researches in celestial mechanics.' <br/><br/> "Looked at in the context of the theory of differential equations already in existence at the time, Poincaré's thesis was the natural convergence of two streams of thought. On the one hand, Cauchy, and later Kovalevskaya, had applied Cauchy's method of majorants to obtain results about the solutions of partial differential equations in the neighbourhood of an ordinary point, while on the other, Briot and Bouquet. and later Fuchs, using similar methods, had studied the solutions of ordinary differential equations in the neighbourhood of a singular point. Poincare followed both Cauchy, by considering the solutions of partial differential equations, and Briot and Bouquet, by considering these solutions in the neighbourhood of a singular point" (June Barrow-Green, Poincaré and the three-body problem, Vol. 2, p. 44). <br/><br/> "The development of mathematics in the nineteenth century began under the shadow of a giant, Carl Friedrich Gauss; it ended with the domination by a genius of similar magnitude, Henri Poincaré. Both were universal mathematicians in the supreme sense, and both made important contributions to astronomy and mathematical physics... Poincaré remains the most important figure in the theory of differential equations and the mathematician who after Newton did the most remarkable work in celestial mechanics" (DSB XI: 52).. Large 4to (262 x 210 mm), pp [iv] 93 [3], bound in a fine recent half cloth binding over marbled boards, gilt morocco title label to spine, original brown printed wrappers with bound (small hole to the front wrapper, paper flaw?), a fine copy copy

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        L?UOMO DELINQUENTE. In rapporto all?antropologia, giurisprudenza e alle discipline carcerarie. Aggiuntovi la teoria della tutela penale di F. Poletti.

      In-8 p. (mm. 225x143), mz. pelle mod., fregi e tit. oro al dorso, pp. (4),746, con alcune figg. nel t. e 8 tavv. litografate, f.t. (di cui 3 in 1 tav. - numer. IV,V, IV ma VI - che riproducono facsimili di autografi di delinquenti). "Seconda edizione" di questa fondamentale opera (la prima è del 1876). Indirizzata anche a magistrati e giuristi, subito nota e giudicata innovatrice malgrado le inevitabili polemiche suscitate dalla complessità delle idee che vi erano esposte, l?opera fu pubblicata in successive edizioni italiane e in una francese, fino a quella definitiva in 4 voll. (1896-97). Questa seconda edizione venne ampliata con studi sul significato del tatuaggio e sul gergo criminale, il suicidio, la prostituzione. Infine il Lombroso (1835-1909) vi analizza il fenomeno criminale in base all'eta', al sesso, al clima, all'alimentazione, alla povertà. Cfr. Diz. Biogr. Italiani,LXV, p. 552 . Qualche fiorit. e uniformi lievi arross., ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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

      Oxford: Thos. Shrimpton and Son 1878.. First edition, 8vo, 16 pp. Bound without the wrappers in slightly later blue calf, marbled endpapers, gilt rules and cornerpieces, gilt lettered spine, a.e.g., some light rubbing and discolouration to the spine otherwise a handsome copy. Wilde's first publication in book form, after Ravenna had won the Newdigate Prize for a poem written in heroic couplets on the subject of classical antiquities. Mason 301.

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        La Vigne - Voyage Autour des Vins de France - Étude physiologique, anecdotique, historique, humoristique et même scientifique.

      E. Plon et Cie., Paris 1878. (6)+659 pages. Profusely illustrated with 94 full page illustrations (+frontespiece) and numeous illustrations in the text. bound in a lovely, contemporary, red half calf binding. spine richly gilt in 6 compartments. All edges gilt.. First edition of this classic, filled with anecdotes on the wine and vineyards of France

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        A Voyage in the &#39;Sunbeam&#39; 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 &#39;Sunbeam&#39; . 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&#39;s death.& & The &#39;Sunbeam&#39; 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&#39;s scores in the International Rifle Competition which took place during the Egeria&#39;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&#39;s" illumination was the worst, but fortunately our rockets were very much better than anyone else&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s tour continued Navigating-Lieut. Moody&#39;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&#39;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&#39;Accrescere fra Coeredi e Collegatari [and Seven Others]

      1878. Cannada-Bartoli, Gaetano. Del Diritto d&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;Accrescere fra Coeredi at Harvard Law School.

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