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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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        Codigo Commercial do Imperio de Brazil, Annotado com Toda

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

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        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 Ornata [ Wild Cat ]

      [London: 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). Now known as the Indian Desert Cat and (in another location) Asian Steppe Wildcat, these cats inhabit arid regions of Asia in northeastern India and Pakistan, and northern China and Mongolia. They are about the size of Domestic Cats.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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        OSSERVAZIONI ATRONOMICHE E FISICHE SULL&#39;ASSE DI ROTAZIONE E SULLA

      1878. SCHIAPARELLI, G. V. "OSSERVAZIONI ASTRONOMICHE E FISICHE SULL&#39;ASSE DI ROTAZIONE E SULLA TOPOGRAFIA DEL PIANETA MARTE: fatte nella Reale Specola di Brera in Milano coll&#39;equatoriale di Merz durante l&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;epoque à l&#39;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&#39;auteur. Nous en avons conservé l&#39;orthographe,sauf quelques légères modifications,certaines bizarreries nous ayant paru plutot des négligences typographiques que des façons bien arretées d&#39;écriere des mots. . ".

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        L&#39;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&#39;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&#39;il s&#39;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&#39;époque. Nombreuses illustrations in-texte. Très rare exemplaire de la première publication aéronautique, après la tentative avortée d&#39;un premier Aéronaute en 1864 par Nadar : "l&#39;enfant que je n&#39;ai pu faire grandir est dès à présent à vous, Monsieur, et c&#39;est moi qui vous remercie de l&#39;adoption." Contributions de Charles Robin, Hureau de Villeneuve, Enrico Ciotti, Jules armengaud, Ch. du Hauvel d&#39;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&#39;Esterno, Louis rameau, Henri Lachambre, Saint-Loup, Elie Mirepoix, Marc Antoine Gaudin... Devenue d&#39;une insigne rareté, cette revue constittue un important témoignage de l&#39;aventure aéronautique et de la concurence entre le plus léger et le plus lourd que l&#39;air. - Aux bureaux et à la rédaction de la revue l&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;S) Nouvelle Edition. 4to. 360 wood engravings, full- page and in text. Publisher&#39;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&#39;s illustrated cloth

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        Caldecott&#39;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&#39;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 &#39;upper board&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s Cabinet Edition, published by John Blackwood at the suggestion of George Henry Lewes,Eliot&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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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        Punch, Brothers, Punch! And Other Sketches by Mark Twain

      New York: Slote Woodman & Co 1878 New York: Slote, Woodman & Co, [1878]. First edition: title page with author's name written in roman, letters missing from p 91, line 4, and 13 lines on p 101. Sm. 8vo. Decorations, advertisements for "Mark Twain's Scrapbooks"on the verso of the last leaf. 140, [ii] pp. Green cloth stamped in black and gilt, terminal paste-down illustration of the scrap book as in BAL binding 1 for cloth binding. Extremities frayed, hinges starting internally, missing free endpapers, signed George Kirby Holmes July 20 '79 on flyleaf. BAL 3378 . Includes the following: "Punch, Brother, Punch;" "Speech on the Weather...;" "Rogers;" "Map of Paris (with Map);" "Random Notes of an Idle Excursion;" "Speech at a Dinner of the Knights of St. Patrick;" "An Encounter with an Interviewer;" "The Loves of Alonzo Fitz Clarence, etc.;" "The Canvasser's Tale."

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