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        Revue Générale des Chemins de Fer. Mémoires et Documents concernant l'Etablissement, la Construction et l'Exploitation Technique et Commerciale des Voies Ferrées. Tome I : 1ère Année : 1878 [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-4 reliure demi-basane verte, Revue Générale des Chemins de Fer, Juillet - Décembre 1878, 445 pp. avec 31 planches hors texte (le plus souvent sur double page, souvent dépliantes) Très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale du premier tome de la célèbre "Revue Générale des Chemins de fer". Bon exemplaire bien complet des 31 planches hors texte (fente partielle en pliure en dernière planche, reliure lég. frottée) Français

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        Comédies

      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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        Gaur: Its Ruins and Inscriptions

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1878 NO.OF PAGES: 102 PAGES including 58 plates, 1 folding B & W map of Gaur, tipped photographic frontispiece + 43 tipped in woodbury type of photographs ( lacks 1 plate, plate no 28)SIZE:Height: 35 cmWidth: 26 cmDepth: 3.5 cmJohn Henry Ravenshaw, an employee of the Bengal Civil Service, took the photographs whilst staying in the region of Gaur between 1865 and 1867. Ravenshaw died in 1874 following his return to London, but his widow Caroline arranged for the publication of the present volume. Gaur, once known as Lakshmanavati, was the ancient capital of the rulers of Bengal, becoming an important provincial centre of Islamic culture during the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, after which the area fell into decline being described by the time of Ravenshaw's visit as "a lamentable wreck of its former elegance and grandeur."LIST OF PLATES IN ORDER:-(1) Gaur. Dakhil Gate. North-East view. (1a)Gaur. Sagar Dighi. (2) Gaur. Tomb of Makhdum Akhi Sirajuddin. (3) Gaur. Janjan Miyan Mosque. (4) Gaur. Sadulpur Ghat. (5) Gaur. Golden Mosque. South View. (6) Gaur. Golden Mosque. North View. (7) Gaur. Corridor of Golden Mosque. (8) Gaur. Plan of Fort. Enlarged from Creighton's map of 1801 [lithograph]. (9) Gaur. Dakhil Gate. South View. (10) Gaur. Bais Gaji Wall. (11)Gaur. Section of Bais Gaji Wall. (12)Gaur. Qadam RasulMosque. (13)Gaur. Entrance to Court of Qadam Rasul Mosque. (14)Gaur. Fath Khan's Tomb. (15)Gaur. East Gate of Fort [Lukochori Darwaza]. (16)Gaur. Minar [Firuz Minar]. (17)Gaur. Tantipara Mosque. (18)Gaur. Lattan or Painted Mosque. (19)Gaur. Kotwali Gate. (20)Gaur. Firuzpur Gate. (21)Gaur. Small Golden Mosque [Chota Sona Masjid]. East View. (22)Gaur. Small Golden Mosque [Chota Sona Masjid]. (23)Gaur. Ornamental bricks. (24)Maldah. Gateof Fort. (25)Maldah. South Gate of City. (26)Maldah. Outer Wall of Golden Mosque. (27)Panduah. Nur Qutb Alam Gateway. (28)Panduah. Tomb of Nur Qutb Alam. (MISSING)(29)Panduah. Tomb of Ala Ul Haq. (30a) Panduah. Stone capital. (30b) Panduah. Sculptured figure. (31)Panduah. Carved lintels. (32)Panduah. Golden Mosque [Qutb Shahi Mosque]. (33)Panduah. Interior of Golden Mosque [Qutb Shahi Mosque]. (34)Panduah. Eklakhi Mosque [Eklakhi Tomb].(35)Panduah. Entrance to Eklakhi Mosque [Eklakhi Tomb]. (36)Panduah. Ground Plan of Adinah Mosque [non-photographic]. (37)Panduah. Outer Wall with Entrance to Adinah Mosque. (38)Panduah. Arches of Inner Court. Adinah Mosque. (39)Panduah. Transept - Adinah Mosque. (40)Panduah. Pulpit in Transept. Adinah Mosque. (41)Panduah. Pulpit and Prayer Niche in Transept. Adinah Mosque. (42)Panduah. Lower Pillars of Badshah Ka Takht. Adinah Mosque. (43)Panduah. Upper Pillars of Badshah Ka Takht. Adinah Mosque. (44)Panduah. Prayer niche on Badshah Ka Takht. Adinah Mosque.

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        La découverte de la terre

      - Hetzel, Paris 1878, Grd. in 8 (18x28cm), relié. - Edition originale illustrée de 59 dessins par L. Bennet et P. Phillippoteaux, de 35 fac-similés de garvures anciennes, 20 cartes ou plans. Un Volume double, catalogue S. Cartonnage d'éditeur en percaline brique, dit à La sphère ptolémaïque (une des plus harmonieuses réussites parmi les cartonnages de Souze). Plaque spéciale composée par Souze. Superbe premier plat, d'une grande fraîcheur. Second plat de type b, avec rosace, palmettes d'angle. Gardes marrons caratéristiques de la première édition. On notera que la percaline est finement striée, caractéristique qui semble fort rare puisque non mentionnée par jauzac, et première fois rencontrée par nous-même ; en outre cette couleur rouge brique n'est pas répertoriée par Jauzac qui cite le rouge, bleu, vert, violet et havane. Coins recourbés et frottés. Un accroc au mors supérieur en tête. Coiffe de queue effilochée avec des manques, coiffe supérieure  frottée avec 2 coupures. Une tache noire en pièce de titre. Petites taches blanches sur le second plat. En dehors des rousseurs sur les pages du catalogue et en page de titre en raison de la serpente, exemplaire frais.  Plat inférieur avec quelques petites taches blanches. Bel exemplaire, à la plaque d'une grande fraîcheur. Ce volume est le premier paru du triptyque : Les grands voyages et les grands voyageurs ; il concerne les voyages par voie de terre. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 59 dessins par L. Bennet et P. Phillippoteaux, de 35 fac-similés de garvures anciennes, 20 cartes ou plans. Un Volume double, catalogue S. Cartonnage d'éditeur en percaline verte (sans doute la plus rare des couleurs), dit à La sphère ptolémaïque (une des plus harmonieuses réussites parmi les cartonnages de Souze). Plaque spéciale composée par Souze. Superbe premier plat, d'une grande fraîcheur mais comportant deux petites taches, une en bordure haute, la seconde à côté d'un des navires. Un accroc en bordure droite. Second plat de type b, avec rosace, palmettes d'angle. Gardes marrons caractéristiques de la première édition. Coins recourbés et frottés, les 2 du bas avec de petits manques de percaline. Un accroc au mors supérieur en tête. Coiffe de queue effilochée et coupée, coiffe supérieure frottée avec 2 coupures. 2 taches blanches le long du mors inférieur. Petites taches blanches sur le second plat.  Plat inférieur avec quelques petites taches blanches. Bel exemplaire, à la plaque d'une grande fraîcheur. Rousseurs éparses. Ce volume est le premier paru du triptyque : Les grands voyages et les grands voyageurs ; il concerne les voyages par voie de terre. Sur la première page de garde (contreplat) : Grande étiquette avec manuscrit : Prix offert par le Comte de Pazic décerné à l'élève Bertin Armand. Sur la seconde page de garde, un timbre sec : Librairie Devisme, et un tampon, Bertin Postel, vitrier.  

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        Venezia. L'Église St. Maria della Salute.

      Venezia, C.Naya, ca. 1878. Original photograph, albumen print, 33,5 x 25,6 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:italy/venezia/photo.

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        Rousselet, India et its native princes. Travels in Central India and in the presidencies of Bombay and Bengal

      1878. India et its native princes. Travels in Central India and in the presidencies of Bombay and Bengal, by Louis Rousselet, carefully revised and edited by Lieut. - Col. Buckle, contains 317 illustrations and 6 maps, Bickers and Son, London 1878, pp. XVIII, 579, riccamente ill. b.n., 113 c.di tavv. f.t. ill. b.n. 5 delle quali con carte geografiche, cm 35, legatura coeva di pregio in mezza pelle con fregi e titoli in oro entro tasselli al dorso e  tagli spruzzati. Poderoso volume sull'India riccamente illustrato da 317 incisioni, alcune nel testo, altre a piena pagina su tavole fuori testo, e da 6 carte geografiche. Il testo è il resoconto di un viaggio in India durato sei anni (a partire dal 1863). Iniziato a Bombay, il viaggio si snoda attraverso Konkan, Deccan, Baroda, Goojerat, Oudeypoor, la provincia di Ajmere, Jeypore, Agra, Gwalior, Bogelcund, la valle di Bhilsa, Bhopal, Malwa, Delhi, Punjaub e Himalaya, il paese d'Aoudh, Benares, Behar, Bengala,  Calcutta. Timbro a secco di antica biblioteca al frontespizio e su ciascuna tavola. Firma d'appartenenza e una macchiolina di pennarello all'interno del piatto anteriore.  Alcune carte e tavole presentano, prevalentemente lungo i margini (salvo in un caso),  antichi restauri per lo più di modesta entità e poco invasivi, per il resto volume in stato di conservazione notevole e con legatura molto solida e ben tenuta. Estremamente raro.

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        Charmeur de serpents

      Erstausgabe und Erstauflage 1878 von Louis Rousselet 1845-1929, bereiste Indien 1863-9 und fotografierte mit als erster entlegene Gebiete in Indien, die noch vorher niemand aufgenommen hatte. Zurueck von der Reise wurden dann diese Photos als Holsschnitte und in Zeichnungen kopiert und z. B. in den verschiedensten Publikationen ueber Indien weiterverwendet, so auch in diesem Buch von Rousselet, was auch ins Russische uebersetzt wurde, als Jugendbuch. Verlegt in Russland, St. Petersburg im gut erhaltenen Ganzleinenband mit Ganzgolsschnitt, tiefgepraegte vergoldete Illustration mit Elefanten auf Titelumschlag, Auf 248 Seiten mit 23 Tondrucktafeln baw. Farbtafeln und unzaehlige Abbildungen und Verzierungen im Text. Bindung fest, Zustand sehr gut mit wenigen Fingerflecken, Russische Erstausgabe, sehr selten.

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        La méthode graphique dans les sciences expérimentales et particulièrement en physiologie et en médecine

      Paris, G. Masson, 1878. [1878], [1878], in-8, de (4), XIX, (1), 673 et (3) pages, exemplaire broché, sous couvertures imprimées de l'éditeur, Première édition, rare, de cet ouvrage capital qui forme l'aboutissement des travaux de médecine appliquée de Marey sur la transcription dans un langage objectif, scientifique et neutre des phénomènes physiologiques et sensorielles : "la méthode graphique [...] saisit des nuances qui échapperaient aux autres moyens d'observation [et] traduit les phases de la marche d'un phénomène avec une clarté que le langage ne possède pas". Cette publication constitue aussi un tournant : à partir de 1880, les recherches de Marey porteront principalement sur l'invention de l'image animée, sur la captation et la retranscription de corps en mouvement. Ainsi, lors de sa réédition, en 1885, le présent texte fut augmenté d'un supplément "sur le développement de la méthode graphique par la photographie". Plus de 340 figures gravées sur bois dans le texte d'appareils, de courbes et de tracés montrent l'utilisation de nouveaux appareils, entre autres inventés par Marey, servant pour des mesures physiologiques ou médicales. Malgré de rares rousseurs, bel exemplaire, broché. DSB, IX, 103 ; Rothshuh, History of Physiology, p. 274

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        Genio e lavoro. Biografia e breve istoria delle principali opere dei celebri intarsiatori Giuseppe e Carlo Francesco Maggiolini di Parabiago.

      Milano, Tipografia e libreria Arciv. Ditta Giacomo Agnelli, 1878. In - 8ø; 2 cc., 112 pp., 1 tavola ripiegata fuori testo; copertine editoriali a stampa (rinforzo al dorso). Buon esemplare. Rarissima biografia dei pi-- celebri ebanisti e intarsiatori italiani scritta dal parroco di Parabiago (anch'esso figlio di un intarsiatore) su documenti e notizie inedite a lui pervenute da testimoni diretti. L'opera Š anche un esempio, nella forma e nell'intento, della letteratura popolare didascalica tipica di quegli anni. Molto interessante Š il rapporto fra i Maggiolini e i maggiori artisti milanesi Appiani, Albertolli, Piermarini, Mantelli ecc. che disegnavano i cartoni per gli intarsi.

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        The Poisonous Snakes of India. For the use of the officials and others residing in the Indian Empire

      London: J. & A. Churchill, 1878. First edition.. Gilt on spine a little dull, the cloth is bright and clean, the text and fine color plates are also bright and clean; a tight and clean copy in near fine condition.. Pp. (8), 1-64 (some additional pages un-numbered), 21 full page plates (19 of which are color printed, 1 is double page and 2 are fine line-drawngs).  Publisher's original red pebble cloth, gilt lettering on the spine and front cover, original clay-coated black endpapers, sm 4to (255 x 190 mm; 10 x 7.5 inches).  The author, Joseph Ewart, was an English physician in the Indian army who was a specialist on venomous snakes.  The Poisonous Snakes of India was his most well-known herpetological work.  According to Adler (volume 3, p. 138-139), Ewart viewed his volume as a supplement to Fayrer's classic work, Thanatophidia of India published in 1872.  As Fayrer's volume was folio in format, it did not make for a convenient field guide.  Since 20,000 people per year in India were dying from snake-bite, Ewart's well-illustrated volume became an important field guide to poisonous snakes.  This work in scarce for several reasons among them only 1000 copies were printed and many copies perished in the tropical climate of India.  The subscription list presented in the frontismatter lists the number of copies sent to each area of India and related tropical regions, such as Goverment of India 115 copies; Madras 50 copies; Bombay 50 copies; Bengal 200 copies; British Burma 50 copies; Assam 30 copies; Ceylon 20 copies; Cape of Good Hope 100 copies; Hydrabad 20 copies; Kashmir 10 copies, etc.  Few copies were available for sale in London even though that was a place of publication.  Armorial bookplate of Sir John Cecil Power, 1st Baronet, on the front pastedown.  Sir John Power (born: 21 December 1870, died: 5 June 1950) was a British businessman and Conservative Party politician.  No ownership marks and few signs of use.

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        THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE. In Three Volumes. (First Edition in Untouched Original Cloth, Primary Binding)

      London: Smith, Elder, 1878. Hardy, Thomas. THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE. In Three Volumes. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1878. First Edition, first issue, printed in an edition of 1,000 copies. Frontispiece map in Vol. 1. A VERY GOOD, untouched and honest copy, all three volumes with double-ruled blocked-in-blind borders on the back covers which definitively denote the primary binding. Original publisher's brown fine-ribbed cloth, spines and front covers blocked in black, spines blocked in gilt, with cream endpapers. Single leaf of ads at the back of Volume 2. Extremities lightly rubbed, some minor bubbling to the cloth and mild bumping to the corners. Volume 3 shows indents where this set was once bound up (as was the custom of the times) with string. Inner hinges starting, prelims and edges with moderate foxing, no prior ownership markings. Yet despite faults, there is residual freshness to this copy and even a touch of original gloss to the cloth making this several cuts above the average example of this title which is usually found ex-library, worn to bits, or in the three-rule secondary binding (which without question belonged to a remaindered second binding-up of 100 copies accomplished in 1882 by W. Glaisher, wholesale booksellers, a four-year gap from the first binding-up). This is a similar situation to Hardy's THE TRUMPET-MAJOR (Smith, Elder, & Co., 1880). No matter how some bibliophiles might try to spin it, the two-ruled primary bindings are far preferable to the three-ruled versions which were bound years later. The lending libraries swallowed THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE and THE TRUMPET-MAJOR whole, causing them to be read to pieces and leaving nice, clean copies in the primary binding without library labels few and far between. THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE, Hardy's sixth novel, remains after 135+ years, one of the great literary masterpieces of the late Victorian era and one of Hardy's most popular novels, still easily readable today unlike so many other well-known Victorian classics. Plot: Eustacia, the high-spirited tragic heroine, is stifled by life inside bleak Egdon Heath and marries earnest and educated Clym Yeobright as an escape. Eustacia's former lover, Damon Wildeve, spitefully marries Clym's cousin Thomasin in revenge for Eustacia refusing to succumb to his physical charms. Bad things happen; there is little justice or mercy for all involved and their fates are not particularly upbeat leaving Hardy, as usual, open to unfair accusations of gleeful pessimism. But a closer reading of THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE shows Hardy's distinct tenderness toward his flawed characters, simply victims of the same human condition we all endure, constantly smacked around by circumstance and coincidence. An excellent copy of a highly desirable first edition. Housed in a new brown & black matching slipcase spine-lettered in gold. Purdy, pp.24-27; Sadleir 1113. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

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        Almanach - Traités Divers

      1878. DELARUE, GOIN. Non daté. In-16.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc, dans le texte et hors-texte. Titre, roulettes, et fleurons dorés sur le dos cuir marron. Coins frottés. Quelques pages détachées. Almanach théorique et pratique, du Jardinier, illustré par Vincent Lucas (190 pages) - Almanach Gressent pour 1878, par Gressent (174 pages) - Almanach Gressent pour 1879 (183 pages) - Almanach de la bonne Cuisine, Calendrier de la bonne Chère (200 pages) - Almanach-manuel du Chasseur, par Robert Duchêne (118 pages) Nouvel almanach des Jeux de Cartes, par Bonneveine (178 pages, Bésique, Jacquet, Piquet, Piquet Normand, Ecarté, Triomphe, Reversis, Mouche, Boston, Bouillotte, Whist, Trictrac, Dames, Domino, Billard) - Almanach-manuel de l'amateur de tours de cartes, par Bonneveine (124 pages) - Almanach du Savoir-Vivre, petit code de la bonne compagnie, par Mme la comtesse de Bassanville et illustré par H. de Hem (186 pages)

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        Six Months in Ascension : an Unscientific Account of a Scientific Expedition

      John Murray, 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. the boards have been professionally re-cased retaining most of the original front and rear boards and the spine. new end papers. it is now very sturdy and attractive. the map is present. age related marks and a previous owner's neat signature and book plate under the front board.

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

      Philadelphia: published by the author, 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.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Sortie de la Maison Cochin: Fauburg-Saint-Jacques.

      - Radierung, 1878, auf Bütten. 16:24 cm. Literatur: Delteil 20, I (von IV). Abdruck vor der Schrift und der Nummer. Brillanter Druck des 1. Zustandes, mit vollem Rand. Papier etwas vergilbt, im Oberrand ein kleiner Knick. - Selten!

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        Vogelbilder aus fernen Zonen. Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Papageien.

      Kassel Theodor Fischer 1878 - Papageien. Reichenow, Anton; Mützel, Gustav. "Vogelbilder aus fernen Zonen. Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Papageien. Allen Naturfreunden, insbesondere den Liebhabern ausländischer Stubenvögel und Besuchern zoologischer Gärten gewidmet von Dr. Ant. Reichenow. Aquarelle von G. Mützel". Kassel: Theodor Fischer, 1878-1883. EA. Gr.-Fol. (40 x 29 cm). (10) S., XXXIII fein kolorierten lithographischen Tafeln (je. mit 2 S. Erläuterungen) mit 258 Papageiendarstellungen nach Zeichnungen von G. Mützel, (8) S. (Nachträge und Berichtigungen). Grüner OLn.-Bd. mit goldgeprägtem Rücken u. Deckeltitel sowie reicher schwarzgeprägter ornamentaler Deckelverzierung. Anton Reichenow (1847-1941) war ein deutscher Ornithologe. Gustav Ludwig Heinrich Mützel (1839-1893) war ein deutscher Tiermaler (u. a. für Brehms Tierleben). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA DIVINA COMMEDIA di Dante.

      Milano, Ulrico Hoepli, 1878 (Padova, f.lli Salmin). - (mm. 52x34), 1 c.b. + cc. 4 nn. + pp. 500, con un ritratto di Dante inciso in antip. Legatura coeva in pieno marocchino scuro, dorso a cinque scomparti con titoli in oro. Sguardie marmorizzate, tagli colorati in rosso. Lievissima abrasione al dorso, altrimenti molto ben conservato. Uno dei 1000 esemplari del celebre "Dantino" stampato a Padova, dai fratelli Salmin, per U.Hoepli. "Antonio Farina de Plaisance, qui fut parmi les plus habiles graveurs que l'Italie ait jamais eut, gravait en 1834 les poinons de corps 2 sur 3 points d'un caractŽre microscopique, qui a ŽtŽ fondu seulement en 1850 pour le compte de Giacomo Gnocchi. Aprs des efforts inutiles pour l'utiliser, le caractre passa aux frres Salmin de Padoue, qui l'employre ˆ imprimer en 1878 mille exemplaires du fameux Dantino, livre qui est gŽnŽralement appelŽ Le Plus Petit Livre du Monde ˆ cause plutot de la petitesse du caractre que des dimensions de la page" (Fumagalli, Lexicon, pag. 276). Cfr. anche Mikrobiblion n. 77. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        How the "Mastiffs" Went to Iceland. FIRST EDITION. 4to.

      Virtue & Co. 1878 Half title, front. map & 16 full-page illus., 14 by Mrs Henry Blackburne and 2 silverprint photographs. Orig. blue cloth, bevelled boards, gilt; sl. rubbing but a nice bright copy. a.e.g.Trollope Society Catalogue 58; Sadleir 51. INSCRIBED: 'R. Admiral A. Phillimore with Mr John Burns' kind regards. recd. from Castle Wemyss Jany. 21 1874'. A chronicle of Trollope's voyage from Scotland to Iceland and back, taken on the yacht of his friend John Burns, (later Lord Inverclyde). They set sail from Castle Wemyss and travelled to Reykjavik, returning to their starting point via the Faroe Islands.

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        THE POISONOUS SNAKES OF INDIA FOR THE USE OF THE OFFICIALS AND OTHERS RESIDING IN THE INDIAN EMPIRE

      London. J. & A. Churchill, 1878.. FIRST EDITION 1878, ex library copy. Tall 8vo, approximately 255 x 190 mm, 10 x 7½ inches, 21 full page plates, 19 are in colour, 1 double page, 2 in black and white, pages: [8], 1-64, some pages unnumbered, original publisher's red pebble cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, original coated black endpapers. Spine and lower hinge worn and repaired, spine darkened, covers firmly attached, gilt library name at bottom of spine, covers unevenly darkened and marked, damp staining affecting the outer margin of black and white plates, 5 colour plates are clean, the rest have small pale stain to the outer margin or lower corners, none affect the images, pale offset to a few pages of text, small pale library stamp to the title page and Contents page, otherwise a good copy. The Subscription list gives the number of copies sent to each area: Goverment of India 115 copies; Madras 50 copies; Punjab 50 copies; Kashmire 10 copies; Baroda 23 copies etc. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE POISONOUS SNAKES OF INDIA. FOR THE USE OF THE OFFICIALS AND OTHERS RESIDING IN THE INDIAN EMPIRE.

      London. J. & A. Churchill, 1878. FIRST EDITION 1878, ex library copy. Tall 8vo, approximately 255 x 190 mm, 10 x 7½ inches, 21 full page plates, 19 are in colour, 1 double page, 2 in black and white, pages: [8], 1-64, some pages unnumbered, original publisher's red pebble cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, original coated black endpapers. Spine and lower hinge worn and repaired, spine darkened, covers firmly attached, gilt library name at bottom of spine, covers unevenly darkened and marked, damp staining affecting the outer margin of black and white plates, 5 colour plates are clean, the rest have small pale stain to the outer margin or lower corners, none affect the images, pale offset to a few pages of text, small pale library stamp to the title page and Contents page, otherwise a good copy. The Subscription list gives the number of copies sent to each area: Goverment of India 115 copies; Madras 50 copies; Punjab 50 copies; Kashmire 10 copies; Baroda 23 copies etc. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [together with] Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1872 & 1878 - 2 works, quarto (175 x 120 mm). 20th-century red calf bound by Bayntun, titles to blue and green crushed morocco labels, gilt motifs blocked to spine compartments, the White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts blocked to front covers gilt, turn-ins and all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, original cloth bound in at rear. Housed in a custom red cloth slipcase. A fine set, in the slipcase with light creasing to spine and rear board. Illustrated throughout by Sir John Tenniel. Early editions, Alice in Wonderland is the thirty-third thousand and Through the Looking-glass is the forty-fifth thousand. A handsomely bound set. Williamss, Madan & Green 46d, 84a.

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        Adams' Illustrated Panorama of History

      London & Paris: A. H. Walker, 1878. Hard Cover. 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.

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        Le Pape

      First edition, one of 15 copies on Whathman paperContemporary Bradel binding by Paul Vié in red cloth, gilt fleuron to spine, midnight blue morocco titlepiece, double fillet and date at foot of spineHandsome autograph inscription from Victor Hugo to Leconte de Lisle, poet and head of the Parnassianist movement, who would go on to take over Hugo's chair at the Académie Française. Calmann-Lévy Paris 1878 15x23,5cm relié

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        CIVIL WAR ERA HOLOGRAPH DIARIES Of A NORTHERN DEMOCRAT "COPPERHEAD". 1859 - 1879....

      [Champion, NY]: 1859 - 60, 1862 - 64, 1866, 1875 - 76, 1878 - 79. 10 diaries, one per year here offered. Smallest volume: ~ 375 unnumbered pages (dates printed, one entry per page, plus front and rear matter). Remaining volumes: ~120 unnumbered pages (dates printed, 3 entries per page), plus a varying number of printed pages at rear for memoranda, accounting, etc.; ~20 printed pages of yearly calendar, tables, statistics, etc. to beginning of some volumes. Most entries contain writing, though occasional blanks; some unused pages of back matter, particularly in later diaries. Total manuscript word count conservatively estimated at 55,000+. Sizes vary. Smallest 4" x 2-3/4"; largest 6-13/16" x 3-1/2". Most ~5" x 3-1/4" Rubbing and wear to leather of all volumes; cracked hinge or hinges to some volumes; endpaper and one leaf removed from two volumes, respectively; occasional light soiling or staining, in rare cases minimally affecting readability. Good condition, overall....

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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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        Comédies

      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.

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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