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        Carta Corografica della Provincia di Torino ...

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

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        Mittelhochdeutsches Handworterbuch

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

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        Diploma for Honorary Membership of the Hamburg Geographical Society.

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

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        [The Chronicles of Barsetshire:]

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

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        Title in Sanskrit =] Sanskrit Gospels

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

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Noord-Hollands ontrusting, ofte historisch verhael van het begin en voortgang der oproeren die tot Oost- en West-Zardam, Wormer, Crommenye etc. voorgevallen zijn in den jaare 1678, en door het hoogwijs beleyd der heeren Staten beslecht zijn. Amsterdam, J. ten Hoorn en Jan Bouman, 1678.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Slave Trade. No. 3 (1878). Correspondence with British representatives and agents abroad, and reports from naval officers, relating to the Slave Trade.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Pioneering In South Brazil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Vue d'Odessa. Harbour.

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

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        11 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

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

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        Crocodile [Very large print, framed].

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        Kwan-Ko-Dzu-Setsu. Notice historique et descriptive sur les arts et industries japonais. Art Céramique. Première (-cinquième) partie.

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

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

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

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

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        Huddersfield College Magazine

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

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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      1878. [RLS's first book] London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1878. Original light blue cloth decorated in black and gilt, beveled boards. First Edition of Stevenson's first book, which consisted of just 750 copies. It was preceded only by several wrappered tracts such as THE PENTLAND RISING and ON THE THERMAL INFLUENCE OF FORESTS. Included is a frontispiece by Walter Crane. In September 1876, Stevenson and Walter Simpson had taken a canoe trip in Belgium and France together; during the trip RLS had maintained a journal. Back in Edinburgh over a year later, Stevenson rewrote his journal into this book. It did not sell well; to quote from Calder:~Louis and Simpson made a complementary pair. They began their trip on the Scheldt in Antwerp, paddled along canals and navigated the Oise, returning to the Loing. It was a gentle pastime but, unfortunately for the book, remarkably uneventful. Although many people have enjoyed it, the book is about very little. Not very much happened. There is a lack of distinct individuality in the sketches of towns and people... The two odd-looking and ill-assorted companions lived a fine holiday but an uninspiring book.~(The trip was far from a complete loss, however: in the town of Grez, 26-year-old Stevenson met 36-year-old Fanny Vandergrift Osbourne, an American married mother of two; he would follow her to San Francisco, she would get a divorce, and the two would be married for the rest of his life.)~This copy is in near-fine condition (the light blue cloth is slightly sunned on the spine but less than usual, and there are hair-line cracks in the endpapers); the cover gilt remains bright, and there is very little external wear. In all, this is a highly desirable copy of a book that is becoming increasingly scarce. Beinecke 12; Princeton 6.

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        Guide Book of North-Western North Carolina

      (Salem, N.C.): L.V. and E.T. Blum, Printers. 1878. First edition. Octavo. 109, [11] ads pp. Printed green wrappers. Possibly lacking the title page, although no obvious evidence that it was ever bound in, chipping on wrappers and first and last few pages, else good. .

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        The Works.

      London: Smith, Elder and Co.,, 1878. 24 volumes, quarto (263 x 180 mm). Contemporary burgundy half morocco, centre tool to spines gilt in compartments, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With numerous laid in steel engravings. Bookseller's small ticket to the bottom of the front pastedowns, some mild foxing and staining throughout, spine tips, corners and edges slightly rubbed, a very good set. Limited to 1,000 numbered sets of which this is number 369.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Edward Stanford,, London: 1878 - 520 pp. First edition; 3/4 brown calf; marble boards; decorative gold and lettering stamped across the spine; marble endpapers; black and gold headbands; t.e.g.; 9 plates; sketches; fold-out map. Binding tight; boards rubbed, soiled; internally fine; see additional images provided. Narrative of a lengthy journey up the Amazon, Rio Negro, Madeira, etc. Quoting the preface: "In the autumn off 1873 the amazon Steam Navigation Co. of London sent out an expedition, for the purpose of selecting and reporting upon certain territories, allotted to them by the government of Brazil, on the banks o the amazon and several of its tributaries. The authors of this book acted, one of them in the combined capacities of Chief and Geologist, and the other of Civil Engineer and Draughtsman. . . " Quoting Borba 130, "The authors travelled for two years (1873-1875) along the entire course of the Amazon River and its principal tributaries. Herbert Smith (Brazil, the Amazon and the Coast, Borba 601) describes this book as 'a monument of glaring stupidity.' " Quoting the Chapter titles, "At Par?; From Par? to Monte Alegr?; Excursions from Monte Alegr?; At Prainha; Excursions from Prainha; At Santarem; Excursions from Santarem; Surveying on the Tapajos; At Obidos; On the Trombetas; On the Tapajos; On the Juruty; On the Jamund?; On the Mauhes and Abacaxis; On the Madeira; On the Rio Negro; At Manaos; On the Purus; On the Jurua and Solim?es; On the Javary; On the Jutahy, and Back to Par?. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pictures of Life and Character in New York

      G. W. Averell and Co., New York 1878 - Scarce book on New York, with 19 tinted lithographic plates and a tinted litho. title page, each with advertisements on the verso. A panoramic glimpse at Old New York, taking in fashion, boxing, Castle Garden, the theater, Chatham Street, the riverfront, the aquarium, the Fulton ferry, Central Park, horse racing, boarding houses, street life and many trades, and society, high and low, and more. 4to. 33.5 by 26.5 cm. [40] pp. 20 litho. plates including title. Tape repair to FFEP. Minor staining to outer margin of final five plates. Contemporary cloth, rebacked with plain cloth matching in color. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Trigonometrical Survey, Dehra Dun 1878 - Afghanistan, enlarged at the Survey Office Dehra Dun 1878 derived from the 3ed ed Map of Turkestan by the Surveyor General of India. Folding linen backed map hand colored in outline. 33.75x44.25 in. Scale: 24 mi to the inch. Considerable detail of roads, villages, rivers. Incl. adjacent areas in Persia, Beluchistan, Punjab. Covers 1/4 of the Turkestan map. This map attached to rear cover, top cover lacking. Photozincographed at the Superintendent of the Great Trigonoometrical Survey.

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        The Narrinyeri. An Account of the Tribes of South Australian Aborigines inhabiting the Country around the Lakes Alexandrina, Albert, and Coorong, and the Lower Part of the River Murray: their Manners and Customs, also an Account of the Mission at Port Macleay

      E.S. Wigg & Son, Adelaide 1878 - 1878 (second edition, revised). Octavo (225 x 145 mm), viii, 156 pages plus 6 tinted lithographs new to this edition. Red cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover and spine, decorated in blind on the front and rear boards, with three gilt rules at the head and foot of the spine; cloth lightly rubbed at the extremities, and slightly ink-marked at the front and rear; spine sunned, flecked and a little marked, with light wear to the head and minor loss to the foot; inner hinges neatly reinforced with cloth tape; a very good copy (internally fine). The first edition was published in 1874; it contains only one illustration, the frontispiece. This is an original Townsend Duryea albumen paper photograph, a composite of five numbered oval portraits; the identification key is printed on the verso of the title page. See Ferguson 16706 (not identifying the photographer, and not indicating that the five photographic portraits are in fact one composite photograph). This revised second edition (Ferguson 16707) contains six tinted lithographs, the second one of which is based on the Duryea composite photograph (and there is no obvious key to the identities of the subjects). Taplin makes some interesting observations in his preface to this edition: 'The reader will find that some additions have been made to the book. An account has been given of the Aboriginal Council, called the Tendi, by which the clans of the Narrinyeri are governed. Some friends of the Mission complained that the history of the Mission at Point Macleay was too short, and expressed their desire that more incidents had been related. An attempt has been made to supply this deficiency by inserting some extracts from the author's diary'. Ferguson does not make it clear that it is the revised second edition of this work which appears in the 1879 collection of reprints, 'The Native Tribes of South Australia' (Ferguson 13095). In our experience, this stand-alone 1878 edition is rare. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diploma for Honorary Membership of the Hamburg Geographical Society.


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        Vestiges des principaux dogmes chrétiens tirés des anciens livres chinois, traduits du latin, accompagnés de différents compléments et remarques par MM. A. Bonnety et Paul Perny,

      P., Bureau des Annales de Philosophie Chrétienne 1878, - in-8, XV-511 pp., broché. "Pendant près de quarante ans, le P. Prémarre s'appliqua à approfondir le sens des caractères chinois, à extraire des livres de cette nation tout ce qui pouvait rappeler les traditions primitives, afin de les faire ainsi contribuer à prouver le doctrine de l'Eglise catholique." Le manuscrit de ce travail, qu'il mit 30 ans à composer en latin, fut acquit par la gande bibliothèque de la rue de Richelieu. Il est ici traduit, mais aussi acompagné de larges extraits des textes chinois grace à la frappe de matrices que le P. Perny fit venir de Chine. Les caractères antiques ont été gravés spécialement et à grand frais pour cet ouvrage.

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        Photographs]: The Secretary of the Interior and Chiefs of Bureaus

      1878 - Original photographs by the pioneering Civil War-era photographer Mathew Brady of the Secretary of the Interior and Chiefs of Bureaus. Nine original albumen portraits of the members of the 1878 Interior Bureau and one photograph of the Bureau's headquarters building in Washington, DC. All are oval shaped, measuring about 4" x 5" with the exceptions of the portrait of the Secretary, which is 6" x 8", and that of the building, 7.25" x 5". All of the photographs are tipped onto a large card sheet 20.5" x 27.5". With hand-lettered text, possibly a unique production. The bottom of the headquarters photo is hand-lettered "Brady -- New York & Washington, D.C." Each official has Signed below his image including the Secretary of the Interior (Carl Schurz). Most of the other officials depicted, and who have signed the piece, had served as military officers in the Civil War (often as Generals). They are the Chief Clerk (George M. Lockwood), the Commissioner of Indian Affairs (Ezra A. Hayt), the Assistant Secretary (Alonzo Bell), the Commissioner of Patents (Ellis Spear), the Commissioner of the General Land Office (James A. Williamson), the Commissioner of Education (John Eaton), the Assistant Attorney General (E.M. Marble) and the Commissioner of Pensions (J.A. Bentley). Some light soiling and damp staining to the card stock mount but the photographs appear unaffected. The Department of the Interior was created in 1849 and had ".a wide range of responsibilities entrusted to it: the construction of the national capital's water system, the colonization of freed slaves in Haiti, exploration of western wilderness, oversight of the District of Columbia jail, regulation of territorial governments, management of hospitals and universities, management of public parks, and the basic responsibilities for Indians, public lands, patents, and pensions. In one way or another all of these had to do with the internal development of the Nation or the welfare of its people." Presumably either unique or one of very few produced.

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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.] 1878 - 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 14 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 14 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        NOTES ON A VOYAGE TO CALIFORNIA VIA CAPE HORN, Together with Scenes in El Dorado in the Years 1849-'50.

      published by the author, Philadelphia 1878 - 594 pages of text. Original bevelled cloth binding with minor fraying to 3 corners and minimal shelfwear; protected in archival mylar. A tiny stain to the bottom edge of the front endpaper and frontisportrait. Contains 45 illustrations. Cowan, CA & Pac West: "The author was a pioneer journalist. There is much contained in this interesting work that is not to be found in any other source, more especially of the Territorial pioneers, and pioneer journalism in California." Zamorano 80, #76. Wheat, Gold Rush #215. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anna Karenina [titre en russe]

      Moscou, T. Ris, 1878, , 3 volumes in-8, 369 + 493 p. et [1] ff. blanc + 413 p. [1] ff. blanc, demi-basane marbrée postérieure, dos lisses avec ex-libris doré en pied, Première édition en librairie et première édition complète du texte. Rédigé à partir de 1873, Anna Karénine a paru initialement sous forme de feuilleton de 1875 à 1877 dans la revue Ruskii Vestnik. Son succès phénoménal étonna Tolstoï lui-même. Mais, en raison d'une brouille entre l'auteur et l'éditeur Mikhail Katkov, la livraison finale ne fut pas publiée. Les lecteurs durent attendre la publication en librairie pour connaître la fin de ce beau roman, l'un des plus grands chefs-d'oeuvre de la littérature russe, à propos duquel Dostoïevski écrivit : "[...] Anna Karénine, en tant qu'oeuvre d'art, est une perfection [...] et une perfection à laquelle rien ne peut se comparer dans les littératures européennes modernes". Anna Karénine est aussi la dernière oeuvre littéraire de Tolstoï qui, depuis la publication de Guerre et Paix en 1869, tente de se consacrer à la vie rurale et à l'éducation des paysans, en se tenant éloigné de ce qu'il appelle "la dégoûtante littérature et les littérateurs" qui lui ont pourtant valu tous les honneurs... Exemplaire provenant d'une famille de russes blancs émigrée en France, relié ultérieurement et frappé, en pied des dos, des initiales de l'un des descendants : P. E. pour P. Evdokinoff. Dos frottés. Quelques auréoles et rousseurs, de rares surcharges au crayon, quelques feuillets légèrement dentelés. Lacune angulaire au dernier feuillet du tome I, renforcée au revers, avec perte de texte. Harvard, The Kilgour Collection of Russian Literature, n° 1196.

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      Boston: Prang, L & Company. Very Good+. 1878 &1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Four volume set: Series I & II, 1878 & 1880. Vol #1: (ix) 192pp , Vol #2: (v) 200 pp Vol #3: (ix) 196pp and Vol #4: (v) , 204pp. Clean brown cloth with all edges bright gilt. Front covers tooled with arabesque floral designs. Interior of texts are tight and clean. Vol.1, series I has a paper tear on the internal hinge with cover firmly attached. Each volume is illustrated with 48 chromolithographic plates. Printed on heavy stock paper and plates protected with tissue guards. Illustrations from the paintings by Alois Lunzer. Index of Botanical and Common Names. Inscription in all four volumes, "Geschenk (Gift) from L. Prang publisher, Juli 1889". Louis Prang was the most prolific and influential publisher of American chromolithographs. Small label on front endpaper. Flora of the United States, Botany ; Chromolithographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 792 pages .

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        Adam and Eve

      New York: Saul Raskin. Etching. Image measures 9 x 11" This is a circa 1940s signed etching by Saul Raskin depicting an unusual view of Adam and Eve with a third figure hidden in the tree. Nearby is the forbidden tree and the serpent tempting Eve with an apple. The print is in good condition with some matt burn in margins, not affecting the image. Title and artist signature in pencil is included. Saul Raskin (1878 - 1966) was an American artist, writer, and cartoonist born in Russia. He immigrated to New York in 1904. He is famous for his depiction of Jewish subjects and provided illustrations for several Hebrew texts. He was also a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Society of American Etchers, the Audubon Artists, and the New York Watercolor Club. This is a beautiful example of his work.

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      Oxford: Thos. Shrimpton and Son, 1878.. ORIGINAL PAMPHLET. Octavo, pp16, bound in blue-grey paper covers printed in black. Contents are fine. Spine and covers intact, generally fresh, upper with shallow loss to top edge and some small chips to fore-egde and foot.Sme nest, older cracks to joints. Shows very well indeed, housed in a vintage purple phase box and chemise. First Edition. Wilde's first book, the Newdigate Prize Poem, read in the Oxford Theatre that year.

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        Clipped signature and photographic carte de visite.

      [London:] Elliott & Fry,, [1878?]. Albumen photographic carte de visite, mounted and framed along with a clipped signature. Fine. A scarce Collins clipped signature "faithfully yours, Wilkie Collins", framed alongside an Elliott & Fry photographic carte de visite. The National Portrait Gallery holds a series of Elliott & Fry portraits of Collins from a sitting in 1878, but not this one.

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        Pompeji. Die neuesten Ausgrabungen von 1874 bis 1878. Sieben Abtheilungen.

      Leipzig, Weigel, 1878. - Folio, circa 33,4 x 25,4 cm. 10, 8, 7, 8, 6, 10, 8 Seiten, 60 Tafeln in Lithographie nach Discanno Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung "Erste Ausgabe dieser wichtigen Dokumentation, die der Philologe Emil Presuhn (1844-1878) direkt nach den Ausgrabungen in Pompeji von dem Maler Geremia Discanno (1839-1907) anfertigen liess, der 1876 auch zum offiziellen Zeichner der Funde ernannt wurde. "Einen guten Ruf genoss Discanno als verständnisvoller Interpret der pompeianischen Malerei, deren Technik er genau kannte." (Thieme/B.) - Wertvoll ist das Werk nicht nur durch die grosse Qualität der Tafeln, sondern auch als Beleg für Wandmalereien, die sich teilweise bis heute nicht erhalten haben. " "- Gut erhalten, nur die Vorsätze wenig fleckig, sonst sauber, Tafeln frisch, etwas berieben, aber reht dekorativ gebunden - insgesamt schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1878 : 1878 Original Paperback Wisden,Facs Rear Cover 15th Edition!

      1878. Hi, This lot is an 1878 Original Paperback Wisden. It is in Original form but the rear cover is facsimile as is the spine. As with all 1878s ( and 1879s) the front cover is heavily worn, thank goodness the shiny page era lasted just 2 years. Internally this book is very nice and clean just a bit of foxing to the first few pages. A couple of spots to the page block and a small indentation to the first few pages with some light foxing to the rear. A hard year to find. 15th Edition.

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        In memoriam Caroli à Linné.

      - Upsala, L. W. Levin, 1878. Folio. 2 pp. text leaf in German and French by Fries, and 15 albumen prints of which one with careful additional hand-colouring, most probably by Schenson, each mounted on cardboard (34.8 x 26.1 cm). In original blind-stamped pebbled cloth portfolio (37.5 x 27.5 x 1.7 cm) with gilt floral ornaments on both boards, and large gilt title on the front board. Bevelled edges, interior moiré silk.= A very rare photo album depicting various Linnaeana and possibly issued in ten or fewer copies. "Soulsby's estimation of edition size may be overcompensated. Several typographical errors in the text indicate that this work may have been a proof edition done on speculation and only a handful produced, perhaps as few as 10. Furthermore, there is no bibliographical description of the work in Tullberg, except for a footnote to the description of the Bystrom marble . which cites a Schenson carte-de-visite of the statue. No copies are listed in OCLC. The Victoria & Albert only has a broken set of about 6 of the plates . It is a mystery why this portfolio was never published in a wider edition or why, if it was meant to be a commemorative, the text is not in Swedish or the descendants of Linnaeus did not own a copy, most notably Tycho Tullberg (1842-1920) who omitted the portfolio from his exhaustive compilation of the portraits of his great great grandfather which even included small woodcut images of Linnaeus in obscure science journals. The Fries portfolio is an extraordinary lacuna in the Tullberg work. The typographical errors are perhaps an indication that this is a printer's proof edition, perhaps issued as a prospectus for a larger work. . The copy in the repository of the Linnaean Society of London . was donated by Oscar Dickson, Sweden's greatest philanthropist of the nineteenth century." (artandmedicine website). The text, describing 15 plates, was written by the Swedish botanist and mycologist Elias Magnus Fries (1794-1878). The photos are by the painter and photographer Emma Sofia Perpetua Schenson (1827-1913), "one of the earliest professional female photographers in Sweden" (Wikipedia). The photos show, for instance, the house in Upsala where he lived, the Upsala botanical garden, his statue, his bedroom and study in his summer home, Hammarby, with a wonderful wallpaper of plant prints, one of his last letters, and, in colour, the plant, Linnaea borealis. The latter differs from the one shown on the website of artandmedicine, which is shaped in the form of an "L", whereas here it is not. Coster (Linnaeana pp. 56-55) extensively described a complete copy at the Linnaeus centennial exhibition, Amsterdam, 1878, submitted by ".den Heer Daniël R. Wolterbeek" [probably the Amsterdam banker, city councillor and trustee of the Hortus Botanicus, Robert Daniël Wolterbeek (1801-1883)]. Upsala bookseller (and publisher?) L. W. Levin's ticket in the lower inner corner of the front board pastedown. Slight rubbing to the boards, a bit more on the corners, light foxing to the text leaf, one photo - of the botanical garden - with some additional colouring, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Very rare. Only one auction record this century. Coster, Linnaeana, 260; Soulsby, 2733. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Für die ganz Kleinen.

      Stuttgart: W. Nitzschke, [1878]. 4to, pictorial chromolithographed thick leaves comprising 26 plates of images. Original boards, modern cloth backstrip. A very good copy of a great rarity. First edition. First demonstrative picture book by Meggendorfer, an "absolute rarity" (Krahe, Spielwelt). No copy in North America or the UK; four copies in Europe (all Germany). No copy listed on ABPC; one copy in European auction records (Ketterer Kunst 2011). Note: one image in the book is dated “1878”; also, at the front is an image lettered “ABC” and, as the book is 26 pages (each page perhaps with a common denominator that is self-evident in German), it is perhaps an ABC book itself.Krahe 45. - Krahe, Spielwelt 43 und S. 38-39, S. 180 (mit Abbildung). - Ries S. 710, 1. “Erste Ausgabe. - Erstes Anschauungsbilderbuch Meggendorfers, eine "besondere Raritat" (Krahe, Spielwelt). - Das bunte Allerlei des Bilderbuches "erweist sich als bildliches Inventarverzeichnis, mit dessen Hilfe sich fast das gesamte Werk Meggendorfers aufschlusseln lasst .. Igel, Eule, Eichhornchen, Schildkrote, Krebs, Salamander, Lowe, Elefant und Ziegenbock an der Futterkrippe, sie alle tauchen im Lauf der kommenden Jahre erneut als lebende Bilder auf .. Auch die Musikinstrumente werden der Reihe nach hervorgeholt, angefangen beim Piano, das der Klavierspieler in den Lebenden Bildern bearbeitet, bis hin zum Horn, mit dem das 'Gigerl' sein Abendkonzert veranstaltet. Alles war von Anfang an da, und es blieb uber die lange Zeitspanne seines Wirkens immer gegenwartig" (Krahe, Spielwelt).”

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        The Works.

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1878 - 24 volumes, quarto (263 x 180 mm). Contemporary burgundy half morocco, centre tool to spines gilt in compartments, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Bookseller's small ticket to the bottom of the front pastedowns, some mild foxing and staining throughout, spine tips, corners and edges slightly rubbed, a very good set. With numerous laid in steel engravings. Limited to 1,000 numbered sets of which this is number 369.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      JOHN MURRAY, London 1878 - INGLESE Tre volumi, nuova edizione rivista e corretta, con numerose illustrazioni a colori ed in nero nei testi fuori testo, alcune ripiegate, illustrazioni anche ad ogni antiporta, pagine leggermente ingiallite ai bordi e con lievissima fioritura, coperte editoriali in tutta tela verde con grande fregio d'oro ai piatti e titoli ai dorsi, con segni di usura ai piedi, alle cime ed alle punte La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Gauthier-Villars 1878 - Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1878-1886 7 volumes in-4 (27,7cm x 22,8cm) de (14)-XXII-395-(9), (6)-XVI-402-(10), (8)-XXII-350-(10), (8)-XXXVI-501-(11), (10)-X-508-(8), (6)-XII-509-(11) & (12)-CLXXIV-645-(9)pp. Frontispice de Mr le marquis De Laplace. Livre de prix décerné par la marquise De Laplace pour le premier élève sortant de l'Ecole Polytechnique à Mr Eugène Charles Ernest Herscher en 1889. Exemplaire imprimé sur papier vergé. Plein chagrin chocolat, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés d'un fer avec triple encadrement dorés répétés quatre fois, titre, auteur & tomaison frappés or, quintuple encadrement des plats avec un fer floral à chaque angle et les armes du marquis De Laplace au centre "D'azur, aux deux planètes de Jupiter et de Saturne avec leurs satellites et anneaux d'argent, placés en ordre naturel vers le bas de l'écu, en chef à dextre un soleil d'or et à sénestre une fleur à cinq branches du même" (excepté le premier plat du tome I pour lequel les armes sont remplacés par la description du prix reçu par l'élève), coiffes guillochées, doubles filet doré parcourant les coupes, contre-plats en partie bordés de même maroquin et décorés d'une dentelle dorée, tranches dorées. (Reliure d'époque) Les cinq premiers volumes renferment le traité de mécanique céleste, et les deux suivants L'Exposition du système du monde et la Théorie analytique des probabilités. Bel ensemble, reliures en bon état d'ensemble quelques légers frottements éparses sans gravité; intérieur frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tab X - The Spruce or Red Fir, with detailed studies of the cones, seeds and wood grain

      Tab X - The Spruce or Red Fir, with detailed studies of the cones, seeds and wood grainVerlag Carl Gerold's Son, publisherVienna, 1878ChromolithographFramed size: 41 1/2" x 33"

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1878 : 1878 Original Paperback Wisden,Facs Rear Cover.15th Edition!

      1878 - Hi, This lot is an 1878 Original Paperback Wisden. It is in Original form but the rear cover is facsimile as is the spine. As with all 1878s ( and 1879s) the front cover is heavily worn, thank goodness the shiny page era lasted just 2 years. Internally this book is very nice and clean just a bit of foxing to the first few pages. A couple of spots to the page block and a small indentation to the first few pages with some light foxing to the rear. A hard year to find. 15th Edition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wisden Shop]
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