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        A Set of 16 First Editions of Caldecott's famous Picture Books beginning with the publication of 'The House That Jack Built, published in 1878.

      All were issued by Routledge, with colour printing by Edmund Evans. All are in fine condition in their original pictorial covers with only very minor rubbing and wear. Issued in two sizes, the books have been housed in two folding cloth cases with leather labels. In order of publication the titles are: The House That Jack Built (1878); John Gilpin (1878); Elegy on the Death of Mad Dog (1879); Babes in the Wood (1879); Sing a Song For Sixpence (1880); The Three Jovial Huntsmen (1880); The Farmer's Boy (1881); The Queen of Hearts (1881); The Milkmaid (1882); Hey Diddle Diddle and Bye Baby Bunting (1882); A Frog He Would A-wooing Go (1883); The Fox Jumps Over the parson's Gate (1883); Come Lasses and Lads (1884); Ride A Cock Horse to Banbury Cross and A Farmer Went Trotting Upon his Grey Mare (1884); An Elegy on the Glory of Her Sex, Mrs Mary Blaize (1885); The Great Panjandrum Himself (1885). A fine set of first editions.

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        Ocherki Tseilona i Indii Iz Putevikh Zametok RusskogoandnbspRusskogo Essays on Ceylon and India From the Travel Notes of a Russian


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        Grandmamma's Verse-Book for Young Australia. Part I.

      Tasmania: Printed for the Author, 1878. Octavo, [viii], 56 pp.; original red cloth-backed printed white papered boards, all edges red. First edition and rare. Published by Mrs Meredith herself, only part I ever appeared.Louisa writes in the Preface: 'I am not aware that any attempt has heretofore been made to provide Australian children with simple rhymes on local subjects... '. In so doing she made available the first opportunity for young Australians to celebrate in verse their own familiar birds and animals.The poems include "The Bower-Bird's Song", "Wattle-Birds in Gum-Trees", "The Giant Beans of Queensland", and "The Waratah (of New South Wales)".'A poet in feeling, an artist by instinct, a naturalist by force of circumstance, a keen botanist and an ardent lover of landscape scenery' (Douglas Pike, historian), Louisa Anne Meredith was a most influential writer and illustrator in Australia during the nineteenth century.

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        Serie von 15 Ansichten von Venedig, Italien.

      Original Fotografien auf Karton in Mappe. ca. 18,6 x 24, 6 cm (meist). Bekannter Landschafts- und Architekturfotograf, aktiv als Fotograf und Verleger von 1878 - 1910. - Leinenmappe m. Fraßspuren und Gbrsp.

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      Alphonse Lemerre. New edition. Bound in half shagreen burgundy corners, back on four bands set with ornate golden dotted with golden double boxes decorated with floral golden boards marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, gilded head. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author to his close friend Edmond de Goncourt. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1878 9,5x16,5cm relié

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        New Map of the Great Metropolis, including the cities of New York, Brooklyn, Jersey City, Hoboken, &c.

      Taintor Brothers, Merrill & Co. 1878. Map, handcolored, 23 1/3 x 17 1/2 inches on sheet 24 1/4 x 19 inches, originally folded not professionally mounted on linen. Very good condition. Published in "The City of New York. A Complete Guide..." which is included as a separate item with this map. The guide book, which is profusely illustrated throughout, is missing its covers and has tears and paper loss to first two pages and back page.

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        Un coin de la vie de misère

      First Edition. Binding half chocolate shagreen, spine with four nerves with small traces of friction dotted and decorated with gilded finials, original golden tail, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats paper bowl, contemporary binding. Precious autograph dedication of the author (Jules) Barbey d'Aurevilly. Small scattered spots affecting mainly the first pages. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Librairie générale Paris 1878 11x18cm relié

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        United States Northern Boundary Commission. Reconnaissance Maps . (Six sheets and Profile) Showing the general features of the topography adjacent to the 49th. parallel from the Lake of the Woods to the Rocky Mountains.

      [ 1878]. TOTAL OF SEVEN MAPS AND ONE PROFILE SHEET. Six black and white lithograph maps each approximately 15.25 x 21 inches on sheets 19 x 21.5 inches, folded as issued to 11.5 x 8.25 inches; one black and white map approximately 18 x 9 inches on sheet approximately 22 x 12 inches; profile sheet 16 x 22 inches. Maps are overall clean and crisp, but all have a short tear at middle of left edge just entering image. This has been taped on the verso, but there is no dicoloration to the front of the maps. the usual occasional splitting at folds. This lot comprises the six maps and one profile sheet relating to the Northern Boundary Commission surveys, plus an additional map entitled "Map of the vicinity of the North West Point of the Lake of the Woods", also published by the United Sates Northern Boundary Commission. Map No. 1 starts at the Main divide of the Rocky Mountains, with map no. VI finishing at the Lake of the Woods; the profile sheet shows the height in feet of this route. Each map shows the boundary (marked with mounds and iron pillars), 'trails reconnoitred by parties of Boundary Commission', 'other trails' and wagon roads, plus such interesting features as trading posts, forts and Indian reservations. Among the routes marked are those of Capt. W. J. Twining (1869/1873), Lt. F. V. Greene (1873/74); and the route of C.L. Doolittle (1874).

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        The Voyage of the Challenger. The Atlantic. A preliminary account of the general results of the voyage... during the year 1873 and the early part of the year 1876.

      New York: Harper, 1878. Two volumes, octavo, folding maps, numerous illustrations; original green cloth. In 1872 the first modern scientific voyage around the world was made in the Challenger, a steamship that replaced the earlier sailing vessels. This is the first American edition of this account of the voyage: "chiefly an abstract of the less technical portions of my own journal for the first year of the voyage of the Challenger (1873), and the early part of the fourth year (1876), when she again traversed the Atlantic on her way home... " (Preface). A fine copy.

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        Two important articles on coral from the Monatsbericht der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin.

      Berlin: Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1878. Thick octavo, twelve issues bound together, 32 plates in total (some folding, one hand-coloured, two coloured); blue paper boards, neat library stamps with cancel for Altenburg. Full run of the monthly bulletins of the Prussian Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin for 1878, including two long and important essays on the corals of Pacific, Indian and Australian waters collected during the voyage of SMS Gazelle.The Gazelle was a Prussian corvette sent on three different voyages of scientific exploration, including the important circumnavigation of 1872-1874, which called at the West Indies, Cape of Good Hope, spent some time in Australian waters, before sailing through the Pacific to Japan, China, California and South America, before returning to Kiel. Although not particularly well-known, this was an important scientific voyage, and the participants returned to Europe with many specimens.As the articles present here confirm, one of the great pursuits of the expedition was to study corals and other marine structures, which are discussed in two long essays by Thomas Studer and H.W. Peters, the 'Zweite Abtheilung Anthozoa polyactinia, welche während der Reise S.M.S. Gazelle um die Erde gesammelt wurden' (pp. 524-550), and the 'Übersicht der Anthozoa Alcyonaria, welche während der Reise S.M.S. um die Erde gesammelt wurden' (pp. 632-688). The two articles include ten good plates (one folding, two coloured).The Academy was founded in 1700 but was revolutionised by Frederick the Great, who helped establish it as one of the great centres for scientific research. The breadth of their interests can be seen in the diversity of articles published here, on topics such as spiders collected in Mozambique, insects from East Africa, ancient coins, spectrum analysis, and paleontology. An interesting note records the election of Charles Darwin and Richard Owen to the Akademie in December 1878. Boards rubbed. Very good.

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

      Aux bureaux et à la rédaction de la revue l'Aéronaute. First Edition. Bound in half navy shagreen, back with five nerves set with golden threads and double blind fillets, small traces of minor friction on the back, golden date (bookbinder, perhaps love, falsely indicated the years 1876 to 1877 then it is many years 1878-1879 contained in this volume), flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, wrappers preserved and bound in contemporary binding. Many illustrations in-text. Very rare copy of the first aerospace publication, after the failed attempt of a first Balloonist by Nadar in 1864: "The child that I could not grow is now up to you, sir, and it is I who Thank you for adoption. " Contributions of Charles Robin, Hureau de Villeneuve, Enrico Ciotti, Jules armengaud, Ch Hauvel of Audreville Louis Rameau, Louis Redier, Victor Tatin, Claude Jobert, Mangon Hervé-Pierre Castel, Charles Louvrié Paul Martin Saint Léon Serge Mikounine Gaston tissandier, Adrien Dute-Poitevin, Felix Caron, J. Melikoff Michel Krouchkoff, Wilfrid de Fonvielle, J. Bennett, Enrico Forlmanini, Count d'Esterno Louis branch, Henri Lachambre, Saint-Loup, Elie Mirepoix, Marc Antoine Gaudin ... Becoming a badge rarity, this review constittue an important testimony of the aviation adventure and concurrency between the lighter and heavier than air. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Aux bureaux et à la rédaction de la revue l'Aéronaute Paris Janvier 1878 - Décembre 1879 15,5x23,5cm 24 fascicules reliés en 1 volume

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        Interesting ALS to F. Watkins Esq., United Insurance Company, 275 George Street, Sydney.

      Richmond: 14 January, 1878. Eight-page letter on blank-embossed note paper, 176 x 115 mm., neatly written; very good. An interesting and detailed letter on the ferns of the Cumberland and Blue Mountains, sent by the Australian botanist and writer William Woolls.Woolls advises his friend that he will have to send to England for Bentham & von Mueller's Flora Australiensis, further noting that it is published at 20 shillings a volume, that the first six have been published and the seventh is nearly finished, while an eighth on ferns is planned (but never eventuated). Woolls also recommends Hooker's Synopsis Filicum on the subject of ferns; he bought his copy from "Piddington" (presumably the Sydney bookseller W.R. Piddington) for 36 shillings, but thought the price high.Of some significance is Woolls' long list of ferns growing in the Cumberland, with notes on those specifically from the Blue Mountains, which gives an insight into his botanical interests. He notes also that many of them 'may be procured at Manly, Lane Cove, the North Rocks.' The letter signs off with his regards to Mr. and Mrs. Watkins.Woolls (1814-1893) emigrated to Australia as a 16-year old, sailing on the Grecian with Australia's first bishop, William Broughton. He had a long and interesting career in Australia, promoting Parramatta and the Cumberland, publishing verse, and particularly working on botanical subjects, becoming a member of the Linnaean Society in 1865.

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        The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States in Their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects. COMPLETE TWO VOLUMES BOUND IN FOUR BOOKS.

      Boston. L. Prang and Company. Copyright 1878. TWO VOLUMES IN FOUR BOOKS. 192 chromolithographic plates with tissue guards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, ix 192pp v 200pp v 204pp ix 196pp, 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches, gilt lettered leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Ex-library with markings to lower spines, label to front pastedowns, withdrawn stamp to copyright page, and perforated stamp to a few pages (not affecting plates). Cover extremities rubbed, front joint of three of the volumes is cracked, previous owner's name in ink to front fly leaf and in pencil to inner margin of Preface page, occasional faint offsetting to text pages; overall the interior is in very good, clean condition with bright plates. Thomas Meehan (1826-1901) was born in England in 1826 and at age 20 was offered a position at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. After two years at Kew he emigrated, settling in Germantown, Pennsylvania, where he started a nursery. His business enterprise prospered as a result of his remarkable expertise, both scientific and commercial, and in 1891 he founded a botanical journal, Meehan's Monthly. The four volume Native Flowers and Ferns of 1878 is viewed as a landmark publication due, in part, to the fine chromolithographic plates (48 per volume for a total of 192) by master printer Louis Prang of Boston. Meehan In his Preface writes that the illustrations, painted from life by Alois Lunzer, "will favorably compare with the best hitherto attempted in this country, both as regards scientific accuracy and pictorial excellence." Includes an Index of Common Names and Index of Botanical Names. A significant work in the history of both American botany and American color plate printing (included in Bennett's "Practical Guide to American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books").

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        Die Raubvögel Deutschlands und des angrenzenden Mitteleuropas. Darstellung und Beschreibung der in Deutschland und dem angrenzenden Mitteleuropa vorkommenden Raubvögel; allen Naturfreunden besonders der deutschen Jägerei gewidmet. [German Birds of Prey - including Falcons / Falcon / Falconry] [Inklusive Falknerei]

      Theodor Fischer,, 1878. Tafelband in Originalausgabe / Der 1876 erschienene Text in Faksimile. 2 Bände (Text - und Tafelband). Cassel, Theodor Fischer, 1878. Textband in Oktavo / Tafelband in Folio. Mit 60 chromolithographischen Tafeln. Olwd.-Mappe mit Goldpräg. Original Hardcover (Grünes Verlagsleinen mit Goldprägung). Wichtige ornithologische Publikation mit interessanten Abbildungen von Falken (Jagdfalken) sowie Zubehör (Falkenkappen, Federspiel und Falknertaschen) - Einige Gebrauchsspuren an der Originalleinenmappe. Die Tafeln nahezu alle in exzellenter Erhaltung. Wenige Tafeln mit einigen Stockfleckchen. Der Textband in sehr guter Erhaltung. / Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Very important ornithological publication with german and other european birds of prey / raptors - among the illustrations also numerous Falcons and material related to Falconry / (Falco / Falcon). With 60 beautiful illustrations in Folio. The illustrations in single sheets (for possible framing). The Textvolume in facsimile - the Volume with plates is the original (NOT a Reprint). [Nissen, IVB 782. Anker 422, Schwerdt 11, 137 ff.] Plates with bilingual lettering in Latin and German / Tafeln zweisprachig (Latein und Deutsch).nnThe plates include: Buteo vulgaris / Pernis apivorus / Astur palumbarius / Milvus regalis / Circus aeruginosus / Buteo ferox / Elanus melanopterus (Falkenmilan) / Falco cabdicans (Isländischer Jagdfalke) / Falco articus (Holböll - Grönländischer Jagdfalke) / Falco Gyrfalco (Norwegischer Jagdfalke) / Falco saqer - (Würgfalke) / Falco Feldeggii (Feldeggs - Falke / Falco peregrinus (Wanderfalke) / Jagdfalke auf der Faust / Falkenklappen, federspiel und Falknertaschen / Falco subbuteo (Lerchenfalke) / Falco Eleonorae (Eleonorenfalke) / Falco aesalon (Merlinfalke) / Falco tinnunculus (Thurmfalke / Turmfalke) / Falco cenebris (Röthelfalke) / Falco rufipes (Rothfussfalke) / Aquila imperialis (Kaiseradler) / Aquila fulva (Steinadler) / Aquila chrysaetos (Goldadler) / Aquila naevia (Schreiadler) / Aquila orientalis (Steppenadler) / Aquila elanga (Schelladler) / Aquila pennata (Zwergadler) / Haliaetos albicilla (Weissschwänziger Seeadler) / Pandion haliaetos (Fischadler) / Circaetos gallicus (Schlangenadler) / Aquila Bonellii (Bonellis Adler) / Gypaetos barbatus (Bartgeier) / Neophron perenopterus (Ägyptischer Aasgeier)/ Vultur monachus / (Mönchsgeier) / Vultur fulvus (Weissköpfiger Geier) / Strix nivea (Schneeeule / Strix uralensis (Habichtseule) / Strix nisoria (Sperbereule) / Strix scops (Zwergohreule) / Strix pygmaea (Zwergkäuzchen) / Strix bubo (Uhu) / Strix otus (Waldohreule) / Strix brachyotus (Sumpfohreule) / Strix aluco (Waldkauz) / Strix noctua (Steinkauz) / Strix dasypus (Rauhfüssiger Kauz) / Strix flammea (Schleiereule) / Strix lapponica (Lappländische Eule) etc. etc.

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        Burma Past and Present with Personal Reminiscences of the Country....

      London. Kegan Paul. 1878. 2 volumes. Volume I: 6 full page colour plates, 3 full page black and white engravings, 4 black and white text engravings, xiv + 355pp, Some offsetting and foxing on leaf opposite plates, endpapers browned, some occasional foxing but the text and plates are largely very clean. Clipping from The Pioneer Mail December 19, 1888 loosely inserted. Volume II: Colour folding map, 3 full page colour plates, 3 full page black and white engravings, viii + 348pp, appendices. Three repaired tears folding map, one causing a little loss along one fold, the other two closed tears, the larger 19cm in length. Endpapers browned, some occasional foxing. The volumes are bound in nineteenth century half straight-grain morocco bindings, marbled paper covered boards scuffed and faded in places. Autobiography interweaved "with sketches of Burmese history and British relations with Burma. In the process Fytche provides a substantial amount of information on the British administration of Burma, and on the country and its inhabitants. Fytche succeeded Arthur Phayre as chief commissioner of British Burma in 1867 and, the same year, led a mission to the court of Mandalay and successfully negotiated a new commercial treaty with King Mindon. Official documents and memoranda are given in appendixes to volume two, and Appendix C contains Fytche's official narrative of his mission and the text of the treaty." Also in volume two is the Burmese play 'The Silver Hill` first published in Rangoon in 1856. (From Burma. World bibliographical series, 132. Compiled by Patrica M. Herbert.) (When referring to this item please quote stockid 152337)....

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        ???? 1&3?: Naikoku Chizu Volumes I and III. The Map of Japan: Most Precise Drawing.

      Bunkyu-do. Circa Meiji 11.5 (1878). 2 volumes of a 4 volume atlas of Japan. Volume I: [4pp] district list, 22 double page copper engraved maps of Kinai (Kyoto-Osaka region) and Tokaido (Tokyo-Kanto region), 2 double page in colour, 19 double page in black and white and one double page featuring 3 maps of island groups. Volume III: 27 double page maps, 3 in colour and 24 in black and white map of the San'indo (northern Chugoku region); San'yodo (southern Chugoku region) and Nankaid Chugoku region (Shikoku). Relief shown by hachures. Printed on folded double leaves. Bound accordion style, patterned paper covered boards. 26 x 17cm. Very nice clean volumes. Japanese text with Romanised titles on most maps and Romanised title on title page. The orientation of the maps vary. This atlas is surprisingly scarce. OCLC shows only one copy and even odd volumes are not often seen. A very nice example of late 19th century Japanese cartography. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 136414).

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        Experimental Researches in Electricity . . . reprinted from the Philosophical Transactions. 3 volumes.

      London: Bernard Quaritch, 1878. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 3 volumes. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1839, 1844, 1855 (but 1878-1882). 8vo (220 x 145 mm). viii, 574; viii, 302; viii, 588 pp. 17 engraved plates (13 folding), woodcut diagrams in text, half-titles in vols. 2 and 3 (not called for in vol. 1), no advertisement leaf at end of vol. 1. Original publisher's green pebbled cloth with spine lettered in gilt. Uncut and largely unopened. Text very clean, crisp and virtually unfoxed. Provenance: The library of Hugh Selbourne. An outstanding, well preserved and greatly unsophisticated copy, with only a few gatherings opened. ----PMM 308, Horblit 29; Norman 762 (all for 1st ed.); DSB IV, 527-40. QUARITCH REPRINT of the FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, with line "Facsimile Reprint" to title-pages. Containing the 29 papers published by Faraday in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society between 1832 and 1852. The collection includes all of Faraday's most important contributions to the fields of electricity, electro-magnetic induction and magnetism. The author's epoch-making discovery of the means to generate electricity by electro-magnetic induction is the principle behind the dynamo and the transformer, and the foundation of the modern electrical industry. The experiments that Faraday recorded in this paper marked the begining of his "great series of investigations into electricity" (PMM), through which he established the identity of all types of electricity, the magnetic properties of the earth and his theory of "lines" or "tubes" of magnetic force, "the starting point for the revolutionary theories of Clerk Maxwell and later of Einstein" (PMM). Near Fine.

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        Michel Strogoff. De Moscou à Irkoutsk, suivi de un drame au Mexique

      J. Hetzel. Edition illustrated with drawings by J. Férat, engraved by Barbant.Cardboard with two elephants in a navy blue splendid signed Lenègre, type 1. J. Hetzel Paris 1878 Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm) 370pp. relié

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        Livre-tableau contenant des exercices d'articulation et de lecture sur les lèvres, pour l'emploi du mode simultané dans l'enseignement de la parole aux sourd-muets.

      Paris, Procure générale des Frères, 1878. ____ Monumental livre utilisé pour enseigner l'articulation et la lecture sur les lèvres des sourds-muets. Il est illustré par 26 photographies originales collées d'un enfant articulant une lettre ou une syllabe (de format 9 x 6,5 cm environ) et de nombreuses gravures lithographiées. Le volume est monté sur une tige en bois qui permettait de le suspendre verticalement dans une salle de classe. Très rare. Le seul exemplaire dans OCLC est à la Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de santé de Paris. Tout l'ouvrage a été imprimé à Tours par Juliot sur des pages cartonnées. Ce livre est "un ensemble d'exercices préparés pour les leçons d'articulation et de lecture sur les lèvres. Il a pour but de faciliter au maître l'emploi simultané dans l'enseignement de la parole aux sourds-muets. Chaque page porte en tête quelques photographies donnant l'aspect du visage au moment de l'articulation des lettres étudiées dans la leçon; ces lettres sont tracées en doubles caractères imprimés et manuscrits. De cette manière le sourd-muet a sous les yeux les deux principaux signes de la parole : le visage pour la parole articulée et l'écriture pour la parole représentée. Ces deux signes s'identifient en quelque sorte pour le sourd-muet : l'un quelconque lui rappelle l'autre. La vue fréquente des photographies lui rend l'acte de la parole comme permanent; cet aspect frappe ses yeux comme le son frappe nos oreilles; et c'est le point de départ de la lecture sur les lèvres. La page est terminée par une collection de gravures représentant les principaux objets nommés, et formant ainsi une leçon de chose." Il est mentionné sur la couverture que l'auteur est un "Frère des Ecoles chrétiennes" sans autre précision. Manque au coin inférieur de premiers tableaux, pages salies, le livre a servi.***** Illustrated by 26 original photos, showing a child articulating a letter or a syllable. This teach-book was used to teach the articulation and the reading on the lips of the deaf-mutes. The only one copy in OCLC is in Paris. In-plano. [530 x 390 mm] Collation : (40) pp. Cartonnage imprimé bleu de l'éditeur.

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        Adams' Illustrated Panorama of History

      A. H. Walker, London & Paris 1878 - Large folio (27 1/4" x 13"), "Third edition and Twelfth-Thousand carefully and critically revised and brought down to 1878." Twenty-one color lithographs (each 27" x 13"), conjoined to make a folding panorama of approximately 22 feet long, when unfolded; simply spectacular. One can behold all of mankind's history, when unfolded. Bound in 3/4 leather over blue cloth, decorated in gilt. Internally fine; spine of portfolio renewed, tips worn, cloth a little faded. Very good to fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Inland Voyage.

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1878. [With the original agreement for the copyright bound in.] Octavo (185 × 122 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in blue crushed morocco, title and compartments to spine gilt, rules and floral decoration to covers gilt with onlaid red morocco, turn-ins and top edge gilt, blue silk doublures, original cloth bound in at rear. Housed in a custom card slipcase. Handsomely bound; a beautiful copy with very slightly faded spine. First edition of Stevenson's first book; exceptionally, this copy contains the original copyright agreement, signed by Stevenson and mounted on a stub bound in before the half-title. The agreement between the author and the publishers, dated 28 January 1878, states that Stevenson would receive an initial sum of £20 from the publishers, with royalties of one shilling per copy commencing after the sale of the first 1,000 copies. An Inland Voyage is a pioneering work of outdoor literature about a canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876.

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        The Rubaiyat

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co.,, 1878. Rendered into English Verse. First American, from the Third London Edition. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles gilt to spine and front, panel and imprint to front in black, brown coated endpapers, all edges red. Printed rectos only. Ends and corners a little rubbed, hinges cracking, an excellent coppy. First US trade edition, first printing, of Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, which had been first printed by Quaritch of London in 1859. There had been a tiny and now very rare American edition of 100 copies privately printed issued in Columbus, Ohio, in 1870, but this Osgood & Co edition constitutes the first US trade edition of Fitzgerald's hugely influential poem. There were 500 copies printed, and this copy presents is a very attractive example of the original cloth. When Fitzgerald himself was sent a copy of this, he wrote to Quaritch: "I know not if I am indebted to you for a handsome - too handsome - edition of Omar which came here ... Messrs. Osgood, I see." Scarce in such nice condition.

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        La Lune Rousse N°067, Croquis de Carême.

      non imprimé 1878 - ROD0058236: 4 pages: une gravure double en couleurs faite à la main par Gill, original (caricature, 40x60 cm). Croquis de Carême par Gill: Education des jeunes âmes! In-Plano Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 70.441-Journaux satiriques anciens [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Life & Times of James Catnach

      Reeves and Turner, 1878. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1878. First Edition. 432 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by the author. Green cloth hardback. Remains of a brown title label to spine. Fair condition. Some internal hinge cracking. Inscription from author to a previous owner on fep. Preliminary illustrations hand coloured. Some pages detached and loosely inserted, including one illustrated prelim page. Pages 335-338 torn out but are loosely inserted. Mild tanning and soiling to pages. Losses and moderate rubbing to title label on spine. Mild rubbing and soiling to boards and spine. Binding weakened due to internal hinge cracking.

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        The Life & Times of James Catnach

      Reeves and Turner 1878 - 1878. First Edition. 432 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by the author. Green cloth hardback. Remains of a brown title label to spine. Fair condition. Some internal hinge cracking. Inscription from author to a previous owner on fep. Preliminary illustrations hand coloured. Some pages detached and loosely inserted, including one illustrated prelim page. Pages 335-338 torn out but are loosely inserted. Mild tanning and soiling to pages. Losses and moderate rubbing to title label on spine. Mild rubbing and soiling to boards and spine. Binding weakened due to internal hinge cracking. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Voyage of the 'Challenger'- The Atlantic. A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the Year 1873 and the Early part of the Year 1876

      Harper Bros, New York 1878 - A landmark scientific expedition the first to collect data on a range of ocean features, including ocean currents, chemistry, ocean temperatures, sea water, marine life, and the geology of the sea floor; with the plates in both volumes very bright and clean. The Challenger voyaged 3 years around the world and was one of the most important scientific expeditions of the nineteenth century. Wyville Thomson lead the team of scientists on this expedition and here produces the results from the Atlantic portion of the voyage. Royal 8vo, 2 vols, xx, [i] 18 - 391; viii, [i] 10- 340, ads [iv] pp. Engraved frontispiece in Vol. I and folding map color frontispiece in Vol II; 42 plates, maps, charts, 168 wood cut illustrations.Original bright green blind stamped buckram with the spine title & fossil emblem stamped in gold. Spines very slightly rubbed. Bookplates at front paste down both volumes, private library number in manuscript at 2 places. Very clean and bright, hardly any wear on the exterior, the volumes appear to never have been read. See Spence 1197 for UK edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        der Taback=Enquete=Kommission über den Tabackbau, den Handel mit Rohtaback, die Tabackfabrikation und den Handel mit Tabackfabrikaten, sowie über die Tabackbesteuerung im Deutschen Reich. Hierzu fünf Bände Anlagen.

      Berlin, Geheime Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei, 1878-79. 1 Berichtsband und 5 umfangreiche Anlagenbände (zusammen 6 Bände). 4to. (Berichtsband:) 2 Bll., 212 S.; (5 Anlagenbände:) (1, enthaltend die Anlagen I-X:) 2 Bll., 64, 111, 3, 14, 34, 17, 3, 52, 8; (2, enthaltend die Anlage XI:) getr. Paginierung (ca. 1000 S.); (3, enthaltend die Anlage XII:) 524 S.; (4:) Getr. Pagination (ca. 200 S.); (5:) Getr. Pagination (ca. 1000 S.). Einheitliche, zeitgenössische grüne Halbleinenbände mit Rückenprägung und Buntpapierbezügen. In der Session 1878/79 des Bundesrathes in Berlin verabschiedet. - Die im Auftrag des Deutschen Bundesrates gebildete \"Taback-Enquete-Kommission\" hatte die Aufgabe, \"Erhebungen über den Umfang, die territoriale Vertheilung, innere Gliederung und wirthschaftliche Bedeutung der bei der Beschaffung, der Verarbeitung und dem Vertriebe des Tabacks betheiligten Erwerbsthätigkeit zu veranstalten\". Ihr Bericht sollte Aufschluß darüber geben, \"welche der verschiedenen Formen der Tabackbesteuerung für Deutschland geeignet sind und ein befriedigendes finanzielles Ergebniß in Aussicht stellen\". - Der Anlagenband I mit umfangreichem Inhaltsverzeichnis. So enthält der Band etwa eine Übersicht zum Tabakbau im Deutschen Reich im Jahre 1878 oder eine Berechnung des Tabakverbrauchs im deutschen Zollgebiet. Anlagenband II umfasst die Berichte der Bezirkskommissionen. Anlagenband III mit einer Zusammenfassung der Gesetzgebung über die Tabakbesteuerung in verschiedenen Staaten. Anlagenband IV enthält z. B. einen Bericht der nach den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika entsendeten Kommission oder die stenographischen Berichte über die Vernehmung des Sachverständigen Herrn Pösche aus Washington durch die Kommission. Der letzte Anlagenband V enthält Drucksachen und Protokolle der Taback-Enquete-Kommission, welche in dem Bericht derselben erwähnt sind. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        GOUNOD Charles Marche Religieuse Orchestre 1878

      3553 - GOUNOD Charles Marche Religieuse à Grand Orchestre par Charles Gounod Conducteur : 29 pages, Grus Editeur L. G. 3397 Matériel d'Orchestre : 1er Violons x5, 2e Violons x5, Altos x3, Violoncelles et Contrebasses x5, Flutes, Hautbois, Clarinettes, Bassons, Cors en Mi b, Cors en Si b, Trompettes, 1er et 2e Trombone, 3e Trombone, Timbales, Cymbales et Grosse Caisse, Triangle, Harpes Paris, Léon Grus Editeur L. G.(1ère édition) XIX siècle 1878 Très bon état, couverture défraîchie 016443 Ensemble/Orchestre Très bon / couverture défraîchie

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        An Inland Voyage.

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co. 1878 - Octavo (185 X 124 mm). Full green calf by Zaehnsdorf (signed 1911), spine richly gilt in compartments, red morocco labels lettered in gilt to second and third, remaining compartments with circular onlays in red morocco to centre, covers with three-line border gilt and elaborate central quatrefoils with "RLS" monogram gilt to enclosed red morocco onlays, top edge gilt, four-line rule enclosing sawtooth roll to turn-ins gilt, pastedowns gold-painted with scalloped border and foliate cornerpieces tooled in blind, free endpapers green, top edge gilt. Skillfully rebacked preserving original spine, spine a little rubbed and faded, mild toning to fore-edges, an excellent copy. First edition of Stevenson's first book, a travelogue about a canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876, and a pioneering work of outdoor literature. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kleine Dichtungen. Erste Auflage hergestellt für den Frauenbund zur Ehrung rheinländischer Dichter.

      311 (1) Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Pappband mit goldgeprägter Deckelillustration von Karl Walser, Farbschnitt. der Einbandrücken in Halbpergament völlig neu eingfebunden, Einband minimal berieben, mit Lesebändchen, auf Vortitel von Robert Walser handsigniert, ohne Lesebändchen, sauberes und frisches Exemplar in gutem Zustand, EA, WG 8. Robert Walser (* 15. April 1878 in Biel/Schweiz - + 25. Dezember 1956 nahe Herisau/Schweiz) war ein deutschsprachiger schweizerischer Schriftsteller.

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        A Masque of Poets: Including "Guy Vernon," a Novelette in Verse

      Boston: Roberts Brothers. Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1878. First Printing. Hard Cover. First Edition. Publisher's full black cloth, red embossed lettering and floral decoration on spine and covers, with title in reverse gilt panel on spine, advertisements on endpapers. This volume includes the first appearance in print of any work by Emily Dickinson, and the only one of her poems ("Success") published during her lifetime. Laid in is a letter dated December 18, 1940 from Albert Mitchell, "The Answer Man," to the then owner, stating in part "If by any chance you have [a] copy of the first edition of "The Masque of Poets" you have a fairly valuable collector's item..." [BAL 118].. This is a remarkably well-preserved copy, with only two tiny, barely visible, bits of soiling on the cover, and no other flaws whatsoever. The volume is fresh and clean, the corners are sharp, the hinges strong, and the paper fresh and supple. The volume does not appear to have been read. Extremely scarce in this condition. FINE. . No Name Series Series. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. 301, (2) pp .

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        Allgemeine Geschichte in Einzeldarstellungen. 32 Teile in 46 Bänden und 4 Registerbände in einem Band.

      Berlin, Grote 1878-1892. 47 Bände. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Tafeln und Karten. Gr.-8°, Halbleinen-Einbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und marmorierten Deckeln, Bibliotheksexemplar (Klosterbibliothek) mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), Einbände etwas berieben, Papier und Schnitt teils braun-/stockfleckig (Vorsatz und Titelblätter meist stärker), 3 Falttafeln an den Kanten etwas beschädigt, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, in Frakturschrift, (Aufbau des Werkes: 4 Abteilungen: I. Geschichte des Altertums (6 Teile in 9 Bänden). II. Geschichte des Mittelalters (10 Teile in 16 Bänden). III. Geschichte der Neueren Zeit (10 Teile in 13 Bänden). IV. Geschichte der Neuesten Zeit (6 Teile in 8 Bänden) und vier Registerbände in einem Band.) Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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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 & Brothers, (1878). First Edition Thus. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine. With 10 maps and 150 woodcuts. Two volumes: xiv, 522; ix, 566, with a pocket in the back of each volume with a folding map. Stanley's own account of his 999-day brutal trek across the unknown reaches of Africa. Several hundred men, mostly Africans, died during the expedition. According to an early review: 'If [Stanley's] book ... shows that he has not yet succeeded in revealing the grand secret of the Nile sources, it goes to prove that he has at least contributed largely towards narrowing the problem down to comparatively circumscribed limits, and added many striking facts to the common stock of geographical knowledge. By the aid of the camera he has enriched his book with a number of interesting pictures, which are particularly valuable because of their being faithful illustrations of the beautiful scenery of Central Africa, and of the manners prevailing among her savage tribes. The itineraries of his arduous travels, and his copious maps of the great African lakes and rivers, will be especially acceptable to those who are interested in diffusing the light of modern civilization over the broad extent of the 'Dark Continent.''â??International Review, 1878. While Stanley's journey was sponsored by two newspapers, one American and one English, the British edition of this work appeared first, in May 1878. This American first edition was available in late August. First American edition. Near fine hardcover copies; no dust jackets, as issued. Some wear to the extremeties with a bit of fraying at the corners. Pocket maps have a few closed tears at the folds, else near fine. Volume 2 spine slightly concave. Previous seller's small stickers on endpapers indicating a 2-volume set. A large, heavy set.

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        Pioneering in South Brazil Three Years of Forest and Prairie lIfe in the Province of Parana

      London: John Murray, 1878. Two volumes, pp. xiii, 378; c, 328 + 24 pp publisher's ads. Illustrated with 2 frontispieces (1 folding), 18 text drawings, and a large colored folding map of the Valleys of Tibagt and Ivahy in the Province of Parana in South Brazil. A lovely, fine set in original brown cloth with pictorial gilt. Borba de Moraes I, 92: "Captain Palm, a Swedish officer and protege of his King, succeeded in interesting the Brazilian government and the Baron of Maua in a railroad plan which would cross South America at about Parana from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Sixteen engineers, divided into four groups, carried out the preliminary surveys from 1870 to 1872. Bigg-Wither, as chief of one of the groups of engineers, explored the Ivai Valley. The book he left, written in a fluid and picturesque style, is of great interest and full of excellent observations about the region of colonies and the 'sertao' of Parana. It is certainly one of the best travel books concerning that part of Brazil.

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        Original Signed Letter and Photograph - Ambassador to Constantinople

      Original letter penned and signed by Layard after the Bulgarian uprising in the Balkans. ALS measures approximately 7 inches x 9 inches, dated February 23, 1878, while he was HBM Ambassador in Constantinople. The letter provides a reference for a James Long, MA who was a humanitarian. Long was about to go to Bazandjik on the Danube in Bulgaria which had recently been occupied by the Russians during the Russo-Turkish War. Together with the letter is an original portrait photograph of Layard measuring approximately 8 inches x 10 inches as well as a contemporary bigraphical sketch from the 1880's. Letters from Layard while abroad are rare. Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817-1894), was a British traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, author, politician and diplomat, best known as the excavator of Nimrud. Between 1842 and 1851 he explored and excavated in Mesopotamia, especially at Nineveh. In the period from 1852 to 1869 he held various government positions, including those of under secretary of foreign affairs and chief commissioner of works. Later he was minister to Spain (1869-77) and ambassador to Constantinople (1877-80). His fine collections are in the Assyrian section of the British Museum. Among his books are "Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon" (1853) and his autobiography (1903).

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      1878 - WALKER, Francis. Money. London: Macmillan, 1878. Octavo, original red cloth. $1500.First edition of this work on money supply and international bimetallism, in original cloth.In this widely influential series of lectures Walker addresses the money supply question, a topic of vital importance during an era of continued industrial expansion. Money, Walker argues, includes banknotes and anything else used as a medium of exchange. He urges countries to adopt the system of international bimetallism (the use of silver and gold) as the truest path towards fiscal responsibility. In addition to these and other theoretical contributions, Walker helped to systematize and greatly improve the teaching of economics while president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Unquestionably the most prominent and best known of American [economic] writers" (F.W. Tausig, quoted in DAB X:343-44). Bookplate.Interior quite nice, only minor rubbing and soiling to cloth. A near-fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hector Servadac

      New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co, 1878. First US Edition. Hardcover. Illustrated by Philippoteaux, Paul. x, [4], 370pp + 2pp of publisher's advertisements. Original green pictorial cloth stamped in black and gold on the front panel and on the spine panel. Frontispiece and ninety-six inserted plates with illustrations by Paul Philippoteaux. Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. With the small label of the Philadelphia Premium Book Company (610 Chestnut Street) on the front pastedown endpaper. Two old stains partially affecting the edges of the text block, minor professional restoration to the spine panel, light wear to the corner tips. A bright, very good copy, much better than usually found. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2235. Gallagher, Mistichelli and Van Eerde A42. In Bleiler, 1978, p. 199. Taves and Michaluk V016. ; Octavo.

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        Vintage photograph of Shigeru Yoshida in his Kimono. In his role as first secretary at the embassy in London in the year 1921. The photograph was taken atthe famous Daimaru Store in Kyoto but signed and dated by Shigeru Yoshida in London in 1921. From the collection of British Colonial Official Sir Harry Luke, the photograph comes with the original envelope and is addressed to Harry Luke's father: J.H.Luke, St.James Club, London, England.

      Original, Vintage Photograph mounted on original, cardboard. 9,5 cm (wide) x 13,7 cm (high)/mounted on blindstamped cardboard 14,5 x 22,5 cm. Excellent, MINT condition of the photograph, the envelope with some staining. Extremely scarce and wonderful portrait. Shigeru Yoshida (22 September 1878 20 October 1967) was a Japanese diplomat and politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 1946 to 1947 and from 1948 to 1954. Yoshida was born in Yokosuka near Tokyo and educated at Tokyo Imperial University. He entered Japan's diplomatic corps in 1906 just after Japan's victory against Russia in the Russo-Japanese War. He was Japan's ambassador to Italy and the United Kingdom during the 1930s and finally retired from his last appointment as ambassador to London in 1938. Throughout the 1930s and before the war ended in the 1940s, Yoshida continued to participate in Japan's imperialist movement in early 1945 he was the Munitions Minister, and attempted to construct underground armament-manufacturing facilities to protect them from aerial bombing. After several months' imprisonment in 1945, he became one of Japan's key postwar leaders. Yoshida became the 45th prime minister on 22 May 1946. His pro-American and pro-British ideals and his knowledge of Western societies, gained through education and political work abroad are what made him the perfect candidate in the eyes of the postwar Allied occupation. He is de facto the last prime minister of the Empire of Japan, before it was abolished following the signing of the constitution. (Wikipedia)

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        The European in India or Anglo-Indian's Vade-Mecum & Medical Guide

      C.Kegan Paul & Co., London 1878 - London: C.Kegan Paul & Co., 1878 xi , 354 pp plus 32 pp of publisher's ads. One library stamp "A handbook of useful and practical information for those proceeding to or residing in the East Indies relating to outfits, routes, time for departure, Indian climate and seasons, housekeeping, servants etc etc." "To which is added a medical guide for Anglo-Indians being a compendium of advice to Europeans in India, relating to the preservation and regulation of their health. Giving also the plain and complete instructions for treatment of the more prevalent, sudden, and dangerous Indian diseases, for the use of those beyond the reach of medical advice, and of others in case of emergency until medical advice can arrive. To which is added a supplement on the management of children in India during infancy and childhood." Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Library stamp from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on title page. Brown buckram boards with gold-stamped titles are clean and undamaged save for some bumping to spine ends. Exceedingly rare. No other copies listed in the United States and only three copies listed in Great Britain and Germany. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Third Edition. Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Ex-Library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Walks in Rome.

      London, Daldy, Isbister & Co. 1878 - 6th edition. 2 Bände. 18,5 x 14 cm. 474, 9 Bll.; 456 S., 9 Bll. Mit 2 gefalteten Plänen und ca. 160 aufgezogenen Original-Photos. Zeitgenössisches Ganzpergament mit Rücken- u. Deckelvergoldung, zwei farbigen Rückenschildern sowie dreiseitig gepunztem Goldschnitt. Kleine Beschädigungen am Einband, hinteres Gelenk von Bd. 1 aussen angerissen. Handschriftlicher Dotationsvermerk auf einem der vorderen Blätter datiert 1881. Seltener früher Reiseführer in einem einzigartigen Exemplar. Der Drucktext wurde mit chamoisfarbenem Papier durchschossen, von Rand regliert und mit 160 montierten Original-Photos illustriert. Die Photos zeigen neben Kunstwerken zahlreiche Ansichten, Gebäude, Plätze, Strassen, Menschengruppen etc. "The best handbook of the city and environs of Rome ever published. . . . Cannot be too much commended," - Pall Mall Gazette Sehr schönes Exemplar in attraktiven privaten Ganzpergamentbänden.

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        In the Time of Constantine - Alma-Tadema, 1878.

      IN THE TIME OF CONSTANTINEEts van de hand van Leopold Löwenstam naar het schilderij (Opus CXCII) uit 1878 van Sir Lawrence (Lourens) Alma-Tadema. Later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 14,5 x 20,5 cm.Twee Romeinse senatoren leren een Schotse terriër op te zitten. Doorkijkend naar de achtergrond zien we een fontein. De letters CONS refereren aan de triomfboog van Constantijn die op het schilderij de achtergrond staat. Op de ets is deze weg gelaten.Ook een beeld bovenop de muur waarvoor de heren zitten staat niet op de ets. Het is de Spinario, het geliefde en vaak gekopieerde beeld van de jongen die een doorn uit z'n voet haalt.Prenten van Alma-Tadema's werk vonden hun weg naar een breed publiek van liefhebbers en kenners. Het ging daarbij niet alleen om reproducties naar werken van de schilder Alma-Tadema, maar tevens om werken van individuele prentmakers gespecialiseerd in verschillende technieken. Deze individuele interpretaties waren, zoals gebruikelijk, in kwalitatief verschillende staten en gedrukt op verschillend papier. Per prent werden soms verschillende exemplaren aangeboden, uiteraard voor verschillende prijzen. Zo was er van In the Time of Constantine zowel een gravure van Auguste Blanchard als deze ets van Leopold Löwenstam.Prijs: € 575,- (incl. lijst) .

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        Ornithology; Or, the Science of Birds. from the Text of Dr. Brehm. with ... Illustrations by Theodore Jasper ... [Volume 2 of the Original Work]

      Columbus, O. , J. H. Studer & Co., 1878, Hardback, First Edition. Finely bound in modern, gilt-blocked aniline calf over marble boards. Minor generalized wear to extremities of covers, with insignificant dust-dulling. Internally, altogether clean and quite sound. An uncommonly good copy - scans &c. On request. ; 1 pages; Description: 1 v. 41 plates (including the 4 [A-D] at the beginning) . 38 x 31 cm. Subjects: Birds --Pictorial works --North America. Originally issued in 40 pts. On completion pts. 1-39 were divided, the first 4 p. Of each pt. And all text of pt. 40 were bound to form one volume; the last 4 p. Of pts. 1-39 and extra indexes, etc. , from pt. 40, were bound to form THIS vol. 1 pages. Inventory No: 111381.

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        Gazzetta letteraria

      Roux e Favale 1878-83, Torino - 6Âvoll. di ca. 400 pp. ciascuno in 4 o in folioÂlegati difformemente in mz. tl. Difetti ai dd. di un paio di volumi, segni d'uso ai p. eÂfioritureÂalle cc.ÂQualche sporadica mancanza alle cc. Raccolta della rivista dal 1878 (anno II) al 1883 (anno VII). Alcune annate non sono complete. In particolare mancano i seguenti numeri: 1879: 1, 25, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43; 1880: 17, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45; 1883: 17. Fortunato supplemento settimanale del quotidianoÂ'Gazzetta piemontese' fondata nel 1867 da Vittorio Bersezio e dall'editore Casimiro Favale. Bersezio e' direttore anche del supplemento letterario, direzione che poi lascera' nel 1880. Sulla rivista moltissimi articoli di letteratura della scapigliatura piemontese, traduzioni di testi letterari e drammatici d'oltralpe, notizie teatrali del capoluogo piemontese. ITA

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        Exposition universelle de 1878. Ministère de l'agriculture et du commerce. Administration des forêts. 2 Sammelbände mit insgesamt 25 Schriften, dazu 2 Bände "Statistique Forestière".

      Paris, Imprimerie nationale -79 1878 - 4 Bände. 26,5 x 22 cm. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk "Alph. d. l. Fontaine" auf dem Vortitel. Alphonse de la Fontaine (1825-1896) war ein Luxemburger Forstingenieur und Zoologe, Sohn des ersten Gouverneurs Théodore de la Fontaine und einer der Brüder Edmond de la Fontaines. Er war Distrikt-Kommissar von Grevenmacher, mehr als 30 Jahre Konservator des Naturhistorischen Museums und "mit Abstand der bedeutendste Luxemburger Zoologe des 19. Jahrhunderts" (Massard, MNHNL 2004). Die Einbände wurden gefertigt von Hofbuchbinder J.-B. Beffort, Luxembourg, mit seinem Klebetikett auf dem vorderen Innendeckel eines Bandes (Van der Vekene, Dictionnaire illustré des relieurs, S. 31f.). Zwei Bände Statistique forestière, 1878, VII, 582 S.; Statistique forestière par Cantonnement, 1879, IX, 768 S. (zusammen unter FRBNF34079279). Die Sammelbände enthalten in dieser Reihenfolge: 1 Larzillière, M., Notice sur le debit des bois de feu, leur mode de vente et les procedes de carbonisation usites en France , 61 S., Tabellen., nicht im OPAC der BNF 2 Bruand, Gast, Larzillière und Rivet, Notices sur le débit et les emplois du châtaignier, des érables, du frêne, des ormes, de l'aune, du bouleau, du charme, de l'alisier, du cerisier-merisier , 96, (2) Seiten. nicht im OPAC der BNF 3 Gallot, Charles, Notice sur le débit et les emplois du sapin, de l'épicéa et du mélèze, 99 S., FRBNF30477739 4 Croizette-Desnoyers, L., Notice sur les divers emplois du hêtre, 103 S., fig., FRBNF30287996 5 Kirwan, Charles de, Notice sur l'industrie des écorces à tan, 84 S., FRBNF30683118 6 Rousset, Antonin, Recherches expérimentales sur les écorces à tan du chêne yeuse, 63 S., pl., FRBNF31259400 7 Thélu, Alexandre-César, Notice sur les étais de mines en France, 134 S., pl., FRBNF31450621 8 Boppe, Lucien, Notice sur le contrôle et la comptabilité relatifs à la gestion des forêts, 20 S., Diagramm, FRBNF30131019 9 Brenot, L., Remarques sur deux variétés d'épicéa, 14 S., FRBNF30158505 10 Levret, H., Note sur deux nouveaux procédés ayant pour effet d'activer le développement des racines latérales du chêne dans la culture en pépinière, 10 S., FRBNF30811383 11 Garnier, Pierre-Auguste, Notice sur la collection d'efflorescences recueillies dans les terres noires des Hautes et Basses-Alpes et de la Drôme, 26 S., FRBNF30482882 12 Fliche, Paul, Notice sur le terrain tertiaire miocène de Céreste et subsidiairement sur celui de Bois-d'Asson (Basses-Alpes), 16 S., FRBNF30443118 13 Gouget, Édouard, Notice géologique et forestière sur la montagne de la Serre (Jura), 20 S., farbige Faltkarte, FRBNF30526991 14 Granjean, M., Les bostriches : leur invasion dans le Jura, 24 S., nicht im OPAC der BNF 15 Martinet, A., Notice sur l'élagage des arbres, 28 S. mit Textabb., 3 Tafeln, FRBNF30897802 16 Jolivet, Ernest, Les Produits forestiers, leur emploi dans les constructions et dans l'industrie, notice sur l'emploi du bois dans la fabrication du papier (abweichend: 1877), 15 S., FRBNF30656993 17 Rapport de la commission instituee pour l'experimentation du procede d'ecorcage des bois par la chaleur dit de Nomaison, 20 S., nicht im OPAC der BNF 18 Calvet, A., Note sur la culture du bambou et ses usages industriels dans la région des Pyrénées et dans le Sud-Ouest de la France, 9 S., nicht im OPAC der BNF 19 Grosjean, Notice sur l'industrie du sabotage dans le département de la Lozère, 19 S., FRBNF30545361 20 Croizette-Desnoyers, L., Notice sur le gemmage du pin maritime, 32 S., FRBNF30287995 21 George-Grimblot, A., Études sur la truffe, 100 S., FRBNF30497367 22 Roussel, Lucien und Barré, Henri, Notice sur les procédés de lever des plans et sur leur application au cadastre et aux autres services publics, 23 S., FRBNF31258480 23 Demontzey, Prosper, Notice sur les cartes, dessins, modèles et ouvrages relatifs aux travaux du service de reboisement des montagnes dans le bassin de la Durance (Basses et Hautes-Alpes). 52 S., nicht im OPAC der BN

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        The Return of The Native

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1878 Three volumes. First edition, first printing, in Purdy's first state binding. Original publisher's brown cloth, decorated in black and blind, lettered in gilt, cream endpapers. About very good, with replaced endpapers (original flyleaves pasted as endpapers) and some discreet repairs to the cloth spines in Vols. I & II, spines cracked and holding inside the covers, wear and some red residue to the endpapers, rubbing to the extremities, former owner's inscriptions to the front endpapers, a few faint spots to the page edges, else bright and clean. Housed in a custom quarter sheep slipcase with matching chemises. Purdy pp. 24-27. The Return of the Native is Hardy's sixth novel and one of his most popular works. Set on the fictional English moor called Egdon Heath, this novel tells the story of Clym Yeobright, the "native" who has returned to his rural home after living a more cosmopolitan life in Paris. Notably, both the conflicts in Clem's relationship with his Eustacia and his cousin's Tomasin's tumultuous relationship with her husband Damon serve as allegories for the dichotomy between the calming power of pastoral tradition and the unsettling manner of urban novelty.. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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